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Iola Baccalaureate Service canceled

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The big news for the week is there was no runoff election Tuesday, May 26. The election has been postponed until Tuesday, July 14 with early voting beginning Monday, July 6.

Monday, May 25 was Memorial Day. I hope that you remembered our men and women that served our nation and many of which gave their lives so that we might live in a free nation. There were American Flags placed on many of the graves of veterans in our local cemeteries. There are 42 veteran graves buried in the Evergreen Cemetery and 49 veterans buried in Martins Prairie Cemetery.

Both, the Martins Prairie Cemetery and Evergreen Cemetery were freshly mowed for Memorial Day. They both look really good.

The membership of the Iola-North Zulch Order of the Eastern Star No. 458 met for the first time since their last meeting in February. The attendance was down but everyone had a good time. No meal was served. The big item of business was the election of officers coming up next month. Those who will be serving will be put into office at next month’s meeting.

Iola High School will not have their Baccalaureate Service this year due to the coronavirus. I do wish each of the seniors my best wishes. The date for their graduation has been set for June 6, at Bulldog Stadium. The graduation will be by invitation only. I send them my best wishes.

We certainly had a good deal of rainfall Sunday, May 24. I received about 2.5 inches, but others received as much as 4 inches. Every bit was needed and appreciated.

Happy birthday to June 1 – Eric Mallard; June 2 – William Wyatt Tackett; June 3 – Cathy Topping, Lisa Marie Rios, Elizabeth Searcy; June 4 – Coy Creamer, Anthony Buz Galvan; June 5 – Alisa Galvan, Cara Stewart; June 6 – Brooke Smithey, Jackson Trant. Join me in wishing them a happy birthday and many more.

Happy anniversary to Mitchell and Elaine Coneley and Beene married May 31, 1969; Steven Maxwell and Felicia Stevens Rice, married June 2, 2018; William Travis and Cherokee Edminson Stewart, married June 3, 2018; Buddy and Pam Bushman, married June 6, 1970; Mike and Sue Ellis, married June 6; Cody and Janet Grimes Crenshaw, married June 6, 2019. Join me in wishing them many more years of happiness together.

If you have any Keith news, call either my cell phone at 936-870-6094 or my house number at 936-394-8273.