It has been reported to me that the first function to be held in the new Cincinnati Community building will be on Oct. 7 from 2 to 4 p.m. when Glenn and Leola Besse will be celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary. It is good to have the occasion marked by such a grand affair. Congratulations to this community-minded couple.

Last Saturday evening, Sept. 30 (Pancake Day for locals), a new member to our family made his arrival. Hunter Seth Lamberson entered the home of his parents Scott and Racheal Tippen Landberson in the Pekin, Ill. community. He arrived at 2 p.m. weighing in at 8 lbs. 7 oz. and measuring 19 1/2 inches (sorry, no picture yet). His locally-connected grandparents are Linda Sharlene Jones and Steve Tippen, both of the State of Illinois and great grandparents Carl L and Doris Jones of Bettendorf, as well as the late Sharlene Ruby Jones. All are doing nicely at this report and all those who are well-acquainted with the portion of the Jones’ clan sends their congratulations.

Belated sympathies to the family of Elsie Thomasson, another of Numa’s fine ladies who passed away last week. She leaves a family of three children, Vernon and Colleen Daughtery; Kathleen and Roger Lyons and Keith and Debbie Thomasson to survive her passing. Elsie was quite a doer, always busy. It was her handiwork that annually fired the snow babies that were such a popular item for the hospital auxiliary baazar at Christmas time as well as numerous other community-minded activities. She will truly be missed by all who know her.

Belated birthday wishes must be sent to Mildred Buban on her 94th occasion last week and Mary Margaret Barkley, who celebrated her 90th. Each of these ladies are leaving an indelible trail of good deeds in their wake and we wish them many more such years of observance.

It is truly late, but a belated birthday wish to Crawford Powell, a Centerville resident of 94 who is a real gentleman for all seasons. A finger on the past, but a sharp eye on the future. Sorry to have missed your exact day, Crawford.

Last week saw enough Appanoose County citizens at the Iowa Heart Clinic, one could have held a pre-pancake day meeting. Thanks to Kathy Allen, she and I made our trip without incident.

LaVoy Buckingham of Winterset has been a week guest of her sister, Jan Lira this past few days, getting much of the heavier housework and related completed before winter sets in with cooler termperatures. Rosanna Parker has finalized her move from her home on Second street in Seymour to a Lee Street address. She is getting things all lined up and invites visitors to drop by and see her new digs, just across the street from Russ and Mary. A real Parker corner.

Larry Lee Jones of Peru, Ill. underwent knee surgery early last week with successful results as reported by his father, Carl L. Jones. It seems an unusual amount of medical surgeries and precedures being performed in September 2006.

Happy to report that Larry Butkovich is back in Numa after undergoing serious heart surgeries earlier last week.

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