Archive for October, 2012

Oct. 4, 2012 United Methodist Women Guest Day

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Guest day luncheon and music was at the Lovilia Community Building. Music was provided by Beth Hunter, a well known singer from Albia. Fifty women attended from several local churches and enjoyed their visit together.


Annual Crop Walk

Several people participated this year and raised $509 to feed hungry people around the world.  Good job walkers!


Family Celebrates 50th Wedding Anniversary and a Wedding on the Same Day

Ron and Judy Conner were married 50 years ago on October 14, 1962. The ceremony was at the Lovilia Methodist Church with Linda Weldon as maid of honor and best man was Ed Weldon.  Ed is Judy’s brother and Linda is his wife.

Ron and Judy were blessed with three daughters.  Lisa who is married to Steve Gilkerson  has three children:  Justin, Alyssa, and Hannah,  and  lives in Bussey, Iowa. Angie has two sons:  Colby and Kile.  Angie is  living in Albia, Iowa.  Melanie is married to Kurt Teare and has two children:  Madison and Maysa, and they make their home in Pella, Iowa.

To make the day extra special, Angie chose that day this year for her wedding to Jim Henderson.  A beautiful blessing on Ron and Judy’s 50 years of marriage was included in the wedding celebration.

In addition, their first grandchild, Justin Gilkerson, celebrated his birthday on this date.

Best wishes to the whole family for a day so special in so many ways!

October 19, 2012 Post Office Future Meeting

At 2:30pm a public meeting was held at the post office to discuss changes in service. Several men and women were in attendance to hear the report and ask questions.

478 surveys were mailed to postal patrons and 148 responded. Of those answering, 82% wanted to keep the post office in Lovilia open.

No changes will be made until after the first of the year as they do not make changes during the busy holiday mail season.  Changes could take effect in Jan. or later.  New hours will be 8am-noon or near that time period.  The window to buy stamps , etc. will be open that entire time and the clerk will also be putting up the mail into the boxes then too.

We will be notified 30 days before the change in hours goes into effect.

Mail will continue to be picked up from the blue box out front of the office everyday but Sunday at 4pm and mailed out.

A new box will be placed in the lobby to hold packages that are too large for the letter boxes and a key will be provided so persons can get their package even when the clerk is gone.

October 24, 2012 United Methodist Soup Supper

Supper will be starting 5pm and go to 7pm unless they run out before 7.  There will be soups and homemade pies.  Free will donations will be taken to pay for your meals.

October 30th Lovilia Trick or Treat Night

Children are asked to seek out the treats between the hours of 6-8pm.  on Tuesday evening.  Spooky fun for all and walk and drive safely to prevent harm to any goblins and ghosts!

November 8th  4-H Club Soup Supper

Bluff Creek Progressive club will have a soup supper Nov. 8th at the Lovilia Community building starting at 5pm.  Chili soup is the specialty.  Buy your meal with a free will donation.  Donations help the club by supplies and help fund field trips.





Win Free Groceries for a Year

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

Farm Bureau is sponsoring this contest along with corn growers, pork producers and Midwest Dairy Associations.

You can register to win if you go on line and enter by Oct. 31st.

I believe there are eight farmers (men and women) who are highlighted and you can see a video virtual tour of all eight farms. It was interesting to see up close the new technologies being used today on the farm to grow crops and protect the land. You can enter each time you watch one farmer’s tour. So you can get 8 entries to get a chance to win and learn something fun to boot.

One farmer is from Monroe County which makes it neat. The farmer is Tim Kaldenberg.

Go to this site to enter: