Saturday, November 28, 2009

JEROME By Miss Susie Sidles

Seymour Herald - 20 March 1952
  The Carl Wray family from north of Plano moved to the Homer Deputy farm southwest of Jerome. It was recently vacated by Richard Radcliff. Their two children have entered the Jerome school, in first and third grades.
  At the election for school board members last Monday John Cathcart was elected in the place of Leonard Wilson. The other school board members are Paul McElvain, Marshall Moore, K. E. Owen and Carl Hamm.
  Miss Patty Murphy of Davenport is spending the week end at home.
  The Richard Mincks family spent Sunday with the Charley McGavrans.
  The Paul Ervin family spent Sunday in Ottumwa with Mrs. Mary Ervin and family. They were accompanied there by Mrs. John Ponsetto, who went to see her husband at the St. Joseph's hospital. He has been confined there the past week for treatment and observation following an injury in the mine some weeks ago.
  The Youth Fellowship will meet Wednesday at the William Clark home.
  Mrs. Cecile McElvain returned to her home Wednesday after spending several days with her son, Paul McElvain, and family. She also was getting acquainted with her new grandson, John Ralph.
  Terry and Bonnie McElvain returned home Wednesday after spending a week at the home of their grandparents, the Ralph Shorts, in Centerville.
  Jackie Fry returned home Friday after spending several days in the hospital at Centerville following an appendectomy.
  Mr. and Mrs. Lester Hill and Daughter, Joan, and son, Larry, and Bill Ball and wife and son of Peoria, Ill., were all here last week end to celebrate their father's and grandfather's birthday. Mrs. Hill was the former Iva Fry. The birthday dinner was in Centerville at the Harold Fry home March 9.
  Mrs. Lester King and brother, Emmett Stiles, have returned home from a week in Davenport with Mr. King and Delbert, Jr., and Howard.
  Because of bad roads in the northern part of the state, Mrs. McWilliams was unable to come as guest speaker for the W.S.C.S. last Thursday so no meeting was held.
 The next meeting will be an all-day cooperative dinner and meeting March 27.
  Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Gates of Chicago spent Wednesday at the home of her aunt, Mrs. Mike Ponsetto. Mrs. Gates was the former Olga Nobile.
  The Rev. and Mrs. M. R. Gonzalez and Portia were supper guests of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Ervin Monday evening preceding the meeting of the nominating committee which was held later that evening. 

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