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Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, June 30, 1961
Lisa Wilson, Mount Ayr
Charles William (Bill) PRITCHARD has been engaged as junior high mathematics teacher in the Mount Ayr Community school
district. He will also serve as junior high boys athletics coach.
Double honors were awarded the Earl KELLY family of
Redding during the state convention of the Iowa Rural Letter Carriers Association held in Cedar Rapids. Mrs. KELLY, who
had served three years as fourth District Auxiliary secretary, was elected to the position of vice-president, and her
daughter, Cynthia, was elected secretary of the Junior Auxiliary. Those from Ringgold county who attended were Mr. and Mrs.
W. A. OVERHOLTZER of Tingley, the latter of whom served during the past year as fourth district president of the Auxiliary,
and Mr. and Mrs. KELLY, Cynthia and Tommy.
Lloyd G. GOINS of Diagonal, prominent farmer, civic leader and member of the
Ringgold County Board of Education, was elected commander of the Iowa Veterans of Foreign Wars during the closing session
of the state convention of the service organization in Mason City. Mr. GOINS, a member and past commander of the Creston
V.F.W. Post, served during the past year as department senior vice commander.
Six of the surviving members of the
graduation class of 1911 of the Mount Ayr high school enjoyed their 50th reunion Saturday in Mount Ayr. Present for the
observance were Burrus BEARD of Aurora, IL; Dr. Fay NORRIS of Houston, TX; Earl FENDER of Glenwood Springs, CO; Lova THOMPSON
of Des Moines; Elsie HOLLOWAY MOFFATT of Daytona Beach, FL; Clifford HANKS of Kewanee, IL and Frank F. WILSON of this
city. Three other members of the class, the Rev. Rex LAWHEAD of Canoga Park, CA, Lester WRIGHT of Des Moines and Carroll
SPURRIER of Woodlake, CA sent greetings and expressed their regrets at not being able to attend the reunion. Deceased members of
the class of 12 are Edna LAIRD, Lena OGDEN and Zoe SPURRIER.
BIRTHS REPORTED FROM RINGGOLD COUNTY HOSPITAL:
June 25, a son to Mr. and Mrs. Walter BALDWIN, Lamoni
June 26, a son to Mr. and Mrs. Max HAIDSIAK, Bedford
June 26, a son to Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence GRACE, Bedford
June 27, a son to Mr. and Mrs. Emmett MURRAY, Diagonal
OBITUARIES in June 30, 1961 Mount Ayr Record-News:
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