OSCEOLA COUNTY — Springtime brings with it not only April showers and May flowers, but also a scurry of activity as the Osceola County Genealogy Society prepares for a busy burst of meetings and research.

Housed in the Old Rugged Cross Museum on Reed City’s north side, are many books and other materials along with a whole array of antiques for visitors to check out as well.

The Old Rugged Cross Museum will be closed on Mondays and holidays, but otherwise open from 1-4 p.m. from May 1 through September 30. Access to the genealogical materials is available during that time or by appointment.

The next meeting of the genealogy group will be at 1 p.m. on April 8 at the Evart Library/Museum.  Jim Lithene will be the speaker. He is writing a book on the history of Marion.

Car-poolers will be leaving for Evart promptly at 12:30 p.m.

May through October meetings will be at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month, and change to 1 p.m. in November through next April.

Debra Miller-Tossey and Betsy Randall recently were elected co-presidents of the OCGS, with Geri Johnson and Theresa Harvey sharing duties as vice-presidents.  Lois Ingraham was elected secretary.

Marilyn Hoogerhyde will have dual responsibilities as treasurer and membership chairman.  Others elected were Judy Hulliberger as computer chairman, Elna Wilder as computer chairman, Debra Miller-Tossey as newsletter editor and webmaster, Dianne Phelps as publicity chairman, and Ted Rinness as delegate to the MGC.