Archive for March, 2012

March 28, Wednesday, Chicken noodle supper at Lovilia Community Building

Monday, March 26th, 2012

Supper starts at 5pm served by the United Methodist church and they will accept free will donations as payment for the home cooked meal. The food is always good so I hope you go and enjoy it! Always great visiting with the other town and rural guests at the meal is a bonus.  See you at the Lovilia Community building!

St. Peter’s Catholic Church Releases new photo directory

Pictures were taken of 41 households of members last Oct.  Pam Kurimski volunteered to take indoor and outdoor photos of all the stain glass windows, the bell, the grotto, etc.  Church secretary, Alina McIntyre, helped with bulletin notices and printing our mailing labels for the photographer.  Susan Beary, Sharon Stoffer, and Nancy Franzen helped on photo day with record keeping and set up for the workers.  Father Pat Lumsden gave moral support for the project.  Now we have a beautiful color photo book of members and a historical record of the church as it is today in 2012.  Thanks to everyone who came to be included in the book and helped in anyway. Also in the book are the photos of St. Pat’s Georgetown and St. Pat’s Melrose our sister parishes as Father serves all three.


Monroe County Democrats meet Congressman

Saturday March 24 at the Albia Chamber of Commerce meeting room, local democrats heard his words and got to speak with Congressman Loebsack and his wife.  We could ask him questions and hear  his thoughtful replies.  From Lovilia was county chairman, Deb Ballalatak, Fred and Goldie Kraber, Doran and Jane Haywood, and Susan Beary.  We plan to help him in his bid for congress this fall.  Whether you are Rep., Dem., Independent, or go the direction of the wind, be sure to vote in primary and Nov. elections.  It is your privilege in a democracy that many have fought and died for-don’t let them down by being indifferent to this right they shed blood for.

Two Building updates

The house on 504 E Avenue South was totally rehabbed by Mike Ogle of Albia and his crew.  They recently held an open house.  I was fortunate to take the tour.  All new kitchen, two new baths, all new paint, and all new carpet.  They finished the basement and painted exterior and laid new sidewalk.  It is an asset that we are happy to see renewed and hope a family will soon buy and settle in.  Great job Mike and crew!

Downtown next door to the bank a face lift to the apt. there was done with blue metal siding.  It looks very nice and blends well with the adjacent buildings.  Landlord for the apt . is Brenda Chilton. Thanks for the upgrade on main street, Brenda.

Wedding Announcement

Nate Chamberlain, son of Calvin and Pam Chamberlain, announces his plans to marry William Ottens June 9, 2012. The wedding will be at Pioneer Park in Des Moines.   They will be making their home in Lawrence, Kansas.  Best wishes to the couple!

Juvenile Diabetes Benefit, Saturday, March 31st

Doors open at 5pm at the American Legion building in Albia.  Dinner of prime rib or chicken is served 5:30-7pm.  Entertainment by ventriloquist Gary Wick. Also there will be a auction and raffle to benefit diabetes research.  Tickets can be purchased from Mindy Stalzer or her daughter Savannah.  Savannah is living with juvenile diabetes herself.  Their phone number is 641-751-2828.