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Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, January 29, 1942

by Chanse Hall, Mount Ayr Record-News

The local chapter of the Red Cross began yesterday the serving of hot lunches in the Mount Ayr schoolhouse. A complete lunch of vegetable soup, corn bread, raw onions, apples and cookies was served to 66 students. The food is being prepared and served by six WPA workers.

REDDING - The board of directors of the Redding Telephone company has hired Mrs. Clifford Wilkerson as telephone operator for the coming year.

TINGLEY - Carl Ball has been chosen by the Farmers Cooperative Co. to be the assistant at the elevator for the next year and he will begin his duties March 1. Neal Weeda, who is working there plans to start farming.

STUDENT AYR - Mount Ayr debaters received top honors in the Blockton invitational tournament held Saturday, winning seven of eight debates. Bob Wilson and Ruth Wheelock composed the affirmative team, and members of the negative team are Ruth Euritt and Bob Spence. The medal for the best speaker of the tournament was won by Bob Spence. Teams other than Mount Ayr and Blockton, which participated, were Corning, Clearfield and Maryville, MO.


  • DIAGONAL - Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Watson of Gilman are the parents of a daughter, Karen Kay, born January 20. Weight, six and one-half pounds.
  • MERRITT - A baby boy came to gladden the home of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Feuring on January 18.
  • Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Green, of Ellston, on January 25, a son, Dee Edwin. Weight, seven and one-half pounds.
  • Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Combs are the proud parents of a baby girl, born January 21.

    Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, August of 2017


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