Randall and Susan Conner, shared their experiences from a January trip to Cuba during the last meeting of the Runnels County Historical Commission on Saturday March 18.

Randall and Susan Conner, shared their experiences from a January trip to Cuba during the last meeting of the Runnels County Historical Commission on Saturday March 18.

The RCHC met at the Casa Cabana Restaurant in Winters with nine appointees and five guests present. Ruth Cooper opened the meeting at 10:30 a.m. Randal Connor led the prayer and Beverly Teplicek led the pledges to the flags.

Ruth turned the meeting over to the Conners. In January of this year, they had gone to Cuba. They presented a slide show of their trip to Cuba. After their program, they answered questions.

"Since an embargo has been in place by the United States since 1962, most Americans really know very little about our third closest neighbor," said Randall Conner. "Cuba is a now a modern, progressive country, with an amazing amount of history, culture, architecture, business, and agriculture. It was an eye-opening experience to see this beautiful country and the friendly people of Cuba."

Dr. James Hays gave a short program on Sargent Charles Stull and his gun, an 1894 model .38 long colt.

The minutes were read by Teplicek in the absence of secretary, Alton O’Neil. Anthony Lange gave the treasurer’s report.

The commission is currently seeking information of cemeteries in Runnels County. Commission appointees will be checking into the history of the more than 45 cemeteries in the county.

The next scheduled meeting of the RCHC will be May 13 with a place to be announced later.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:30 a.m.

All meetings of the Runnels County Historical Commission are open to the public.