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Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, January 23, 1941

by Chanse Hall, Mount Ayr Record-News

Dedication services for the Hammond organ, which was presented by Mrs. H. M. Miller to the Mount Ayr Methodist Church, will be held January 26. Guest organist for the occasion will be Mr. Ford, organist at the Cottage Grove Avenue Presbyterian Church in Des Moines.

Velma Kennedy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Reed Kennedy, and Russell King, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy King, all of Mount Ayr, were married January 16 in the Methodist Church in Creston. The marriage ceremony was preformed by the Rev. Louis E. Watson, pastor of the church. The couple was attended by Irene Kennedy and Lyle Hogue

Betty Jo French, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard French of Kellerton, was united in marriage to Doyle Ruby, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Ruby, also of Kellerton, on January 17. The marriage was performed by T. S. Rhoades at his residence in Mount Ayr.

D. E. Squire, section foreman for the C.B. & Q. Railroad Company in Mount Ayr for the last three years, has been transferred to Albany, MO, and assumed his duties Tuesday.

During the vocational evening school banquet served Monday evening, certificates were presented to 18 men and 14 women for regular attendance at the ten meetings held during the year. Special recognition was given to Mrs. W. H. McFarland for completing a three-year perfect attendance record and Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Millsap for having a perfect attendance record this year.

Three candidates for postmaster at Diagonal took civil service examinations Saturday at the post office in Mount Ayr. The candidates are Robert Holland, acting postmaster; Ellis Wiley and Mrs. Esther Remington. The annual salary is $1,700.

The Walgreen Drug Store in Mount Ayr has been purchased by F. E. McNeiley, of Des Moines, who with Mrs. McNeiley, will move to Mount Ayr as soon as a residence property is available. Mr. McNeiley, a registered pharmacist, has been employed for the last six years at the Beaverdale Pharmacy in Des Moines. The store, which Mr. McNeiley purchased, was established in October, 1934.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, May of 2016


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