Archive for October, 2010

Ballalatak and Slay Wedding Day

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

Vicki Jo Slay and Dean Edmond Ballalatak were united in marriage October 23, 2010 at St. Patrick’s Church in Georgetown, Iowa.

Parents of the bride are Carlon and Darlene Slay.  Mother of the groom is Kathryn Ballalatak.

Matron of honor was Leisa Moorman, cousin of the bride.  Bridal attendants were Cindy Farrington, sister of the bride; Leah Farrington, niece of the bride; and Joshua Farrington, nephew of the bride.  Flower girls were cousins of the bride:  Alaina Moorman and Gracie Moorman.  Best man was Chad Ballalatak, son of the groom.  Groom’s attendants were:  Lisa Ballalatak, daughter of the groom; Bob Beary, friend of the couple, and Jim Ballalatak, cousin of the groom.

Logan and Ethan Stalzer were ringbearers, cousins of the groom.  Candle lighters were their friends Shelly Beary and Pam Teno.  Ushers were Scott Farrington, brother-in-law of the bride; Pat Welsh, cousin of the groom; and Tim Ballalatak, nephew of the groom.  The lector was the niece of the groom, Annie Ballalatak.

Music was furnished by John Bain on pipe organ and guitar, Tom Welsh with voice and guitar, Leah Farrington soloist, and bagpiper Mary Kate Peterson.

Hosting the reception were couples:  Joe and Donna Keeton and Richard and Kathy Welsh.

Officiating the wedding was Father Pat Lumsden.

We wish you many happy years together.

Birthday Wishes

Bob Crumley will celebrate his B-day on October 29th!  May it be musical!!

Lovilia Lives Remembered

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Tony Loncarich, age 89, died October 6, 2010.  Tony was a WWII vet of the Air Force 390th Bomb Squad.   He is survived by his wife , Joan Shelford Loncarich.  He retired from John Deere after thirty years as a welder and painter.  He attended St. Peter’s Catholic church in Lovilia.  He enjoyed doing body, fender, and painting on cars and was a woodworker too.  Our prayers go to the family and friends.

Ethan Matthew Davisson, age 6 months, died on October 8, 2010.  His mother is  Ashley Nupp Davisson.  He had three brothers:  Jace, Levi, and twin brother Aden.  His grandmother is Pam(Gary)Spaur of Lovilia and grandfather  Joe Nupp of Albia.  Our prayers go to the family and friends.

Crop Walk  was October 10th

Walkers were from the Bussey, Hamilton, and Lovilia United Methodist churches and St. Peter’s Catholic church of Lovilia.  Walkers collected donations and then walked from Hamilton to Bussey in support of eliminating world hunger.  Total monies collected for the cause was $528.05.  There were 17 walkers in all.  Bussey church graciously offered refreshments to all the walkers .  The walkers and planners wanted to thank all those who donated generously to help others.  We welcome more to join the walk next year.  It was fun chatting and getting our exercise while helping someone too.

Oct. 7 United Methodist Church of Lovilia Women Held a Fellowship Luncheon

Women met at the Lovilia Community Building for a luncheon  at noon and a humorous speaker, Judy Richmond, gave her talk in the style of Minnie Pearl.  Everyone had some healthy  giggles and belly laughs.

50th wedding anniversay

Margaret Crumley and her husband Ray Vittetoe celebrated their 50th anniversary  October 8th.  Congratulations to you!  They reside now in Ottumwa, Iowa.


Lucille Flahive turned 83 on October 18.  She currently lives in DesMoines with her daughter.

Ruth Beary turned 88 on October 19.  She lives with her twin daughters in Ottumwa.

Knights of Columbus will be collecting at St. Peter’s Church Oct. 23rd

Knights will be selling tootsie rolls for the annual collection for the mentally and physically challenged.  They are also collecting donations for a package to be sent to our oversees troops.  They are  accepting snacks and personal hygiene items that make you feel better after a day in the heat and sand.

Trick or Treat Night in Lovilia is October 30th, Saturday 6-8 p.m.

Be ready for those little princesses and ghosts to knock at your door.  If you want to treat them it helps to turn on your porch light.  If you do not treat than leave the porch light off and they will pass you by.

Vote November 2nd, Tuesday at Lovilia Community Building

It is a privilege to vote in a democracy.  Remember to do so that day or if you prefer send in an absentee ballot or vote in person at the courthouse in Albia at the auditor’s office in the days before that.

Recyle in Lovilia the Second Saturday of each month

Remember to save your recyclables and bring them to the trailer across from the post office between 8am and 10am.  Rain or shine.  It is a free service.  Every little bit helps.  Recycle one glass bottle and that saves enough energy to light a 100 watt lightbulb for 4 hours.

Casey Gilbert Repels off Tall Building in DesMoines

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Casey moved back to Iowa from Japan and already had this adventure.   People who raised $1000 or more for the Special Olympics were given the chance to rappel off a very tall building in Des Moines.  She and 113 other brave souls raised the money and took the plunge on Wednesday, September 22, 2010.  The building was at 666 Walnut St. in Des Moines and is called the Financial Center.

I would not repel off my front porch much less this several stories tall building.  Being height challenged as well as a chicken keeps me grounded.  My hat is off to Casey for her bravery and big heart for Special Olympics.  Welcome home, Casey!!

I am technically challenged too but if I get help I will post the photo of her as she is rappelling and many feet in the air!