60 years ago
december 20, 1951
Although the building isn’t yet quite complete, regular services start this Sunday, Dec. 23, in the new St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church, according to Father Paul Meier. A short ceremony, blessing the church, will be held shortly before 8 a.m. and precedes the first Mass.
Dear Santa: How are you? I am just fine. I like school. I am in the fifth grade. We have a good teacher. She is Mrs. Brown. I have a little brother. He is three years old. He wants a toy truck and a puppy (alive). I would like an Indian bracelet, ring and necklace, and a Monopoly set. I hope this is not too much. Goodbye Santa. Love, Juanita Kelsey.
Karen Shull, whose ninth birthday will occur Dec. 25, was the honored guest at a pre-birthday party last Saturday at the home of her parents, the A.J. Shulls. The following little girls and Karen’s teacher, Mrs. A.W. Haizlip, were guests: Bess Haizlip, Sue Haizlip, Shirley Boyer, Anita and Deana Gleason, Lou Esther Wheeler, Carol Sue Conyers, Sue Summervill, Ruth Muck, Karen Thole, and Lucinda Hauser.
Dear Santa: Is it very cold up there? For Christmas I would like to have a boy doll and a box of clay. I have a big brother. He would like a water gun and a pen and pencil set. I go to Wren school. I am in the second grade. I like school. We have a good teacher. She lives in Saffordville. She would like a billfold for Christmas. Love, Deanna Kay Klenda.