Archive for September, 2017

Sept. 23, Saturday, Lovilia Fall Festival

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

You out of town Lovilia folks have a day to celebrate your hometown roots. Come join us for the fun.

Plan to visit starting with food at the Community Building, 607 W. 17th Street, at noon and available until 6 pm.  You can choose from a menu of walking tacos, steamed hamburgers, hot dogs, soda pop, and desserts of either homemade pie, bar cookies, or yummy Casey’s cookies.  Casey’s donated these to support the Community Building.  All proceeds from the food at the Community Building goes to support the building.  If you just want a treat there will be Rob’s Kettle Corn and sno-cones too outside near the stage.

Free musical groups start performing on stage at 1pm with the Albia Baptist Worship Band.  Then Cornerstone Worship Band carries the tune from 2-3 pm.  Rounding out the musical talent will be Small Town Superheroes singing and playing rock and country tunes from 3:30-6:30pm.  Come do some toe tapping.  Vandenberg’s greenhouse will decorate the stage for us with colorful fall mums and pumpkins.  There will be bleacher seating but feel free to bring your own comfy lawn chair.

There will also be at least eight vendor tables, a 50/50 raffle, and firemen water fights (starts at 1pm).  There will be old fashion kids games, free, such as sack races and other relays.  There will also be three different inflatables kids can bounce away in (starts at 1pm).

Are you good at scoring in bags?  Come join the tournament which begins at 2pm.  Shane Nichols will get you lined up to play.  Competition will be in the grass lot next to the bank.  You can enter that day or ahead of time by calling Shane at 641-660-1756.  Entry fee is $10 per team and the winning team takes away half of the money.

Susan Beary is setting up a history table of Lovilia books, t-shirts, and school photos.  Stop by and remember the old days at her table in the community building.

Bill Barnes is setting up a car show that begins at 1pm on E Avenue (Main Street).  All are welcome to enter by calling Bill at 641-946-7333.  A People’s Choice Award, donated by Sinnott Funeral Home, will be presented to one car owner at 5pm.  Cars are also welcome to stay and cruise E Avenue in our parade.

We are having a lighted night parade and you should call Sadie Dykstra 641-891-7855 to enter.  Line up for the parade begins at 6:30 p.m. and parade watchers  can find a place to watch along E Avenue from St. Peter’s Catholic church and north past the post office.  Come watch the night glow.  This will end the day’s festivities and be a highlight of the fun.

Volunteer chair for the festival is Kristin Mick who has been working hard to make it a success.  If you have questions or want to volunteer call her at 641-891-3050.





James “Jim” Mardell Hatfield has Died

Sunday, September 3rd, 2017

James, age 76, died Sept. 2, 2017 at Comfort House in Pella, Iowa.

He was born May 15, 1941 to James Dudley Herberth and Naomi Feral (Haines) Hatfield in Putnam Country, Missouri.  He graduated from high school in Cincinnati, Iowa with the class of 1959.

He married Iva Mae VanKampen on May 6, 1961 and they were blessed with four children: J. David, Daniel, Paul, and Debra Mae.

Jim and Iva Mae farmed just north of Lovilia where he raised cattle, hogs, row crops, and hay.  He also owned and operated  Hatfield Plumbing Company. Jim was a member of Albia Baptist Temple and his faith was very important to him.  Jim belonged to Albia Farm Bureau also.  Talented in woodworking, he made furniture and toys.  He also collected toy tractors, bottles and bottle caps and enjoyed singing  southern gospel music.  He enjoyed working with and helping people.

Surviving him is his wife of 56 years; his son, J. David Hatfield(Kevin Smith); son, Daniel (Doni) Hatfield; and son, Paul (Brenda) Hatfield; and daughter, Debra Mae (Sam) Santee.  He has eight grandchildren:  Claire, Andrew,Holly, Millie, Anita, Kamy, Logan and Rebecca and a great-grandson Peyton James.  He also leaves a sister, Jean Amos.

He is preceded in death by his parents; stepmother, Clara Hatfield; brother,Fred Hatfield; sisters: Mavis Cormeny , Ann Starks, Elaine Hatfield; stepbrother, Karol Kimm; and eight half brothers and sisters.

Visitation will be Monday, Sept. 4, 1-8 p.m. at Albia Baptist Temple with family present 6-8 p.m.  An open memorial has been established.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017 at Albia Baptist Temple with Pastor Brian Harris and Pastor Andy Tuttle officiating.  Burial will be at Mt. Hermon Cemetery  at Chariton, Missouri.

May he rest in peace.

Chairs for Sale from Lovilia Community Building

Since the Community Building has purchased 100 new folding chairs with grant money, the Community Betterment Committee who maintains the building will sell hundred  old metal folding chairs. If you would like to buy some of the chairs, call Fred Kraber 641-946-7910. Cost for the used chairs is $2 per chair.  Sold on a first come first served basis.