Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA


August 3, 2011

Dick and Marianne Wakefield celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

CENTERVILLE — The children of Dick and Marianne Wakefield are hosting an open house July 31 from 2-4 p.m. in the lobby of the Continental Hotel to celebrate the 60th wedding anniversary of their parents.

The couple was married Aug. 2, 1951 with the Rev. M.R. Gonzalez officiating at the Mystic Methodist Church. They are both retired. Dick managed super markets for 37 years in Des Moines, Oelwein, Ottumwa and Centerville. Marianna was secretary at the Ottumwa Schools and Rathbun Fish Hatchery.

The Wakefields have three children: Cindy Rovner and her husband Mike of West Des Moines; Tom Wakefield and his wife Rhonda of Johnston; and Barbara Owca and her husband Joe of Clive. They have three grandchildren.

The couple requests no gifts.

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The Iowegian wants readers to think about the solicitation ordinance that will prevent groups or individuals from entering a roadway to solicit money. The Centerville City Council in June by a 5-0 vote passed the first reading of just such an ordinance. Public pressure and during a subsequent special meeting, the council voted 3-2 to table the ordinance. A second special meeting to discuss the solicitation ordinance is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7 at City Hall. So, the question of the week is, "Do you or do you not support the ordinance to prevent solicitation of funds in city streets?"

A. I support the ordinance
B. I do not support the ordinance
C. Not sure
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