The Sept. 14 Newcomerstown Elks' Lodge meeting took on a special meaning when Vane S. "Skip" Scott IV became the fourth generation member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks No. 1555, here in Newcomerstown.

In attendance were his father, Vane S. (Budd) Scott III and grandfather, Vane S. Scott Jr. His great-grandfather was Vane S. "Great" Scott Sr., who passed away in 1957.

V.S. "Great Scott" had been a long-time Elk member after his days touring with the Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Combined Circus.

Vane Jr. has been a member for 46 years, having joined in 1963. Vane IV "Budd" has been a member for 25 years. All three live in the area.