Archive for July, 2011

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Friday, July 22nd, 2011

Shannon Smith Proctor was one of the directors for the recent musical, Oklahoma, presented at the Albia Opera House.  Shannon runs a dance academy and is the granddaughter of the late Ed and Mary Beary of Lovilia.

July 19th an open house at Lake Miami meeting building was hosted by the DNR to teach guests about building and maintaining ponds, fish stocking and care, water quality, and the availability of technical and financial assistance for such projects.  If you have questions on these topics and did not make the meeting, contact Jonathan Garton at 515-281-6940 or email:

Lovilia Head Start are accepting applications for the fall classes.  Children who will be 3 or 4 by Sept. 15, 2011 may apply.  This includes children with disabilities.  Apply at the Lovilia location, 302 South H Street on any Thursday through July28th from 9:30am-3:30pm.  Bring with you proof of income for the past 12 months, a copy of your child’s birth certificate, proof of residency, and a copy of your child’s immunization record to complete your application.

Real estate sales:  Tim Findley of Lovilia has put money down to buy two properties in Lovilia.  One is the former Velma White home and the former Ma Papich home both of which are on E Ave. South (formerly Main st.)  He has relatives who will eventually live there.


Lovilia All School Reunion to be 2013

Lovilia all school alumni reunion has been scheduled for June 2, 2013 which is a Sunday.  It will be held at the Lovilia Community building.  Save this Date!


Lovilia graduate I missed in my earlier blog article:  Melinda Kimball, daughter of Dan and Angie Kimball graduated from Twin Cedars 2011.  Her family lives in the former Pat Findley house.  Melinda plans to attend UNI this fall.  Congratulations Melinda!


Kile Overmeyer , grandson of Judy and Ron Conner, earned a berth in the state track meet this year and also was asked to be in the high school Shrine Bowl football game.  The Shrine game is July 23rd in Ames.  Kile will play on the South team.  He graduated in May from Albia Comm. H. S. and will attend Iowa Western Community College in Council bluffs to play football for them. To know more about the game go to

Weller Picnic

A few years ago, the St. Mary’s Church in Weller held its annual picnic on he feast of the Assumption, August 15th.  The church has now been closed for many years but its’ spirit is still alive.  A few years ago, a few individuals with Weller ties decided to once again plan a yearly picnic.  This year’s event will be on Saturday, July 30th.  The gathering will begin in the morning with a dinner of pork loin, brats, bread, pasta salad, beans, and soft drinks to be served at 11:30 am.  Following dinner, there will be an afternoon of fellowship and entertainment.  There will also be a raffle of many unique prizes during the afternoon.  All who have been touched by the Weller Community are invited.  Jim McGinn, one of the hosts, hopes to see you there.


St Peter’s Catholic Church Annual Picnic, Sunday, July 31, 2011


Mass is 10:30am

11:30am-1:30pm Dinner in the church hall

10am-12:30pm country store is open

1:30pm Auction begins under the tent


Dinner menu:  roast beef or ham, mashed potatoes, homemade noodles, green beans corn, salads, dinner rolls, homemade pie, beverages.

Adult meals are $8, ages 4-12 are $4 and under 3 years of age are free.

Raffle tickets are available before the picnic from church members or you can buy them at the door.  prizes are :  $500 cash, $200 cash, $100 cash, and four $50 gift certificates (one each to: Caseys, Gas-n-Go, Jim &Charlies, and Hy-Vee.)

Come join the St. Peter’s bunch for a great home cooked meal and all the fun!