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Crawfordsville News

By Billie Jo Rose, Crawfordsville Correspondent | Aug 25, 2014

Betty Howell Moye of Torrance, Calif., visited recently with relatives in the Crawfordsville and Columbus Junction area. Betty grew up here and is the daughter of the late Robert and Mazie Howell.

Guests in the home of Wilma McAllister were her niece, Janice Parks from Sacramento, Calif., and her daughter and granddaughter, Stephanie and Elise Aquilon from Santa Barbara, Calif.

Janice had organized a first cousins reunion before coming here and they met at Jerry's in Mt. Pleasant on Saturday evening. These cousins are all grandchildren of the late Will and Louise McAllister who lived east of Winfield.

Cousins and most spouses, in addition to Janice were: Mary Bradley of Texas; Gary McAllister of Missouri; Roy McAllister of Nebraska; and Vernon McAllister, Louise Noring and Chris Williams of Iowa. Also, attending were Leonard and Carmen McAllister from Mt. Pleasant and Wilma McAllister, uncle and two aunts.

Granddaughter Elise had never been on a farm, so she experienced harvesting garden vegetables and preparing them for a meal, riding on a tractor and seeing baby pigs for the first time, all of which she was very fascinated with and which she found very enjoyable.

The California people thought Iowa was so very, very beautiful and took many pictures to share back home.

Eight members of the White Cloud Club and six guests enjoyed fellowship and a potluck supper, Sunday, Aug. 17, at the Fellowship Hall at the United Church of Crawfordsville.

Four mystery sister gifts were shared.

Lennis Beichter and Jolene Colthurst reported the fall day trip would be Tuesday, Sept. 2. Members are asked to meet at the church parking lot at 8:30 a.m. and leave for a day of adventure.

Those attending the evening were: Virginia Sands, Julia Bletscher, Joyce Huff, Frieda Finke and guests, Phil and Barb Deats, Pat and Gene Miller, Jolene and Andy Colthurst, Lennis and Eldon Beichter and Pauline and Floyd Richardson.


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