Past National Director Arthur “Art” Pflug passes

Posted on the Facebook Page “I am Ruritan” by Linda Melton at 3:33pm 7-15-14
It is with sadness I report the passing of Past National Director Arthur ‘Art’ Pflug. Art was a dedicated member of the McDonald-Black Fox (TN) Ruritan club.Art joined Ruritan in 1995. He has served Ruritan as National Director, District Governor, Club President as well as many other positions with Ruritan. He was very active in his community serving on several boards. At the time of his passing he was serving as a fill in pastor for the Presbyterian church. We will miss Art.┬áHis love and dedication to his family, Ruritan and his community is a testimony to all who knew and loved him.

Services for Art are as follows:
Visitation is Wednesday, July 16, 2014 from 2-4pm at the First Presbyterian Church, 433 N Ocoee Street, Cleveland, TN with funeral service following the visitation at 4pm. The family requests in lieu of flowers donations be made to the charity of your choice.

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July 13 2014 Update on Ruritan National President Elliott Hogge posted on “I am Ruritan” Facebook Page

Taken from the “I am Ruritan” Facebook Page, originally posted by Sandra Hogge on July 13, 2014 approximately 8:42am:

Thank you all for your continuing prayers and outreach to us. Every single day a card, a phone call, or a visitor has arrived to show Elliott some love! Elliott has made a remarkable physical recovery in the last 7 weeks. He still has three sessions a week with a speech therapist, and he is doing his speech “homework” as well. He is working very hard! Sometimes I get tired just watching. The stroke caused two speech-related conditions: aphasia and apraxia of speech. His intellect is intact, he can read, he can do math, and his thought processes are fine, but the problem is the spoken word, in that he sometimes has difficulty saying the word he wants to say. He is still early in the healing process, so please continue to pray for his complete recovery.

Update on Ruritan National President Elliott from the I am Ruritan Facebook Page 6-27-14

Original post by Chris Pugh:
Your Ruritan staff just had a wonderful phone call from 2014 National President Elliott. He ended up talking with everyone here before the call was over. He sounded great, upbeat, and definitely on the mend! What a fabulous Friday gift for us! Thank you Elliott!