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Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, March 27, 1941

by Chanse Hall, Mount Ayr Record-News

Laveta Schlapia, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Schlapia, of Clearfield, and Walter Strange, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Strange, of Clearfield, were married at Gallatin, MO, on March 17, with the Rebv. D. O. Richardson, pastor of the Church of Christ at Gallatin, performing the ceremony. They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Force. Mr. and Mrs. Strange will be at home in Clearfield, where he owns and operates a filling station.

Mary Louise Roe, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. Z. Roe, of this city, and Sam Newton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Newton, of Des Moines, were united in marriage at the Christian [church] parsonage in Mount Ayr on March 23. The Rev. W. Harold Smith performed the sing (sic, should be single)-ring ceremony. The couple was attended by Dorothy Jackson and Sam Merkley, of Des Moines. They are at home in Des Moines, where Mr. Newton is employed by the Iowa Beauty Supply Company.

W. H. McFarland has been reelected superintendent of the Mount Ayr schools for the year 1941-42. He was granted an increase of $100, making his annual salary $2,600. Mr. McFarland is serving his sixth year as head of the Mount Ayr schools.

In the one-act play festival held Saturday night with memebers of the dramatic clubs of Leon, Blockton and Mount Ayr participating. Mount Ayr's two plays each received a superior rating. Those participating were Bob Allen, Lyle Dunlany, Doyle Denhart, Bob Maley, Jerry Butler, Lucille Lisle, Roberta Hetzel and Betty Olson.

TINGLEY - The Rev. J. G. Slick has resigned as pastor of the Christian Church and will leave in three weeks.

A reading contest was held at Bridge Academy Friday afternoon. Four schools were represented and Robert England received first place and will represent Tingley township in the contest in Mount Ayr.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, August of 2016


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