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At Once HARMONY CHURCH OBSERVED sw i Lessons ITS 100th ANNIVERSARY MAY 28 Imming classes will Monday, June 19, at the I Was Last Service Rv. Jonathan Drake, Industry, ason Recreation Pool. [ To Be Held In 1954-1955; also, present minister and wife, Rev. and Mrs. Carlson. e classes will be for child-I Historic Church Hymn: "Blest be the Tie that om the 1st grade through[ School. There will be - Be- t Harmony Methodist Church, 4 Binds." through the Swimmers! Benediction. miles southwest of Beason, ob- " ...... th "^ served the 100th year of Meth- After_meurceeCltlmnas oll odism in that community, on yearola cn __ Sunday May 28th by awin ciaromer. 3Iorning Worship was at 11 Mrs. Dean Bruce, organist, Jack a.m. with Rev. Philip Carlson, Brown, and Edwin Gardner, solo: pastor, delivering the sermon, Iists, Mrs. Edwin uaraner, n's. .a and also, Junior Life Sav- Will be taught. For regis- call the pool director, Bill at the Tomlinson Pool, or his home SW 2-5761. are 10 lessons in each and the price is $5.00, should be paid at the time lesson. :lessons will start the first June. For information contact Mr. at the above phone num- adult lessons are 12 to be paid at the first SOCIAL AND JUNE 17th tce cream social and bazaar held Saturday, June 17 Fork Christian Chur- cake, ice cream, sandwich- and tea. is invited, serving at 5 p.m. (6-15) N NEWS ay Y, avao Xewood Mrs. Del Southern of and Bloomington, are in for the summer, until next fall. Heir of Flora came Monday for vacation Weeks at Wesleyan. WSWS meets Thursday Chas. Cross. Y. F. ban- evening in church. d Mrs. Staples, Sr., small and another lady were here Sunday and to attend gradu- their son (our pastor) J-M.U. in Westminister Church in Decatur a J-ft. /xom Mrs. Henry Davis Ariz., they have mov- trailer court and H. of the court. They church near there. a deacon and teach- men's S.S. class. Ttaeir is 3737 N. Oracle Rd. Mrs. B. C. Dutton they brought daugh- Hunter, from hospit- homo last Tuesday. to stay in bed two but ks recovering OK. of multiflora ros- blossoms, and i fill the air with earlier was lilacs. Lem- Oriental poppies a A *lot at the Ed Latham. Peonies in late for Decoration many maple seeds this is heading, corn up. Rotary hoes are Miss those used to cam rows - drilled plow only one way, Peaches and apricots why birds don't leir place, sure won't are out shooting guns. by church Sunday flashed when gun COuld start a fire. returns, the stray all winter left been killed; was a. m. after 7 or 8, crippled hind foot.  Tom left two Wonder if he will killed. service the pas- a nice Bible present, from the and friends, Bill presentation. Shower and thunder Vecinesday . hot to 90. A sprinkle au. Do need a good rday, N.E. strong Warm again all night, and nice rain news from Latham at 9 a.m., all at of thunder, then "The Church m a Changing World." Soloist Jack Brown sang "The Lord's Prayer," him. Dean Bruce accompanied him on the organ. A basket dinner was enjoyed at noon. The centerpiece of the guest table (ministers, their wiv- es, and older members of the church) was a beautiful white Anniversary cake topped with a miniature lighted church. After the afternoon program, Mrs. Ed- win Gardner, assisted by ladies of the church, served the cake to the guests. The afternoon program opened with organ music by Mrs. Dean Bruce. She played "The Name of Jesus," Lorenz, and "By A Forest Shrine," Nolte. Invocation--Rev. Philip Carlson Hymn, "Church at Harmony," tune, "There's a Church in the Valley by the Wildwood". Words written by the late F. J. DeJarnett, a long time member of the church. Welcome and Remarks - key. Carlson. Solo, "Faith Unlocks the Door", Edwin Gardner. Early Reminiscences and Let- ters Older Members. i Early History of Harmony Church - Mrs. Phillip Splain, a former member of the church. Letters read by Mrs. Charles Fink and Mrs. Ed Westen. Remarks from former ministers and wives: Rev. and Mrs. Karl Krughoff, Even Glow, Pontiac, served the Church, 1920-1921. Rev. and Mrs. O. L. Clapper, Lincoln, 1925-1928. Rev. and Mrs. H. R. Halfyard, Varna, 1931. Rev. and Mrs. J. O. McClarey, Bellflower, 1940.1941. Rev. and Mrs. Carl Hendry, Ridge Farm, 1956-1961. Letters were read from the fol- lowing former ministers: Rev. Lloyd Banard, Moline, Westen and Mrs. Charles Fink are all members of Harmony Church. The following were members of the Official Board of Harmony Church when it was dedicated in December, 1917: T. H. Johnston, J. W. Gardner, James Armstrong, Charles Colbum, Willard Arm- strong, Andrew M. Armstrong, William Cooper, F. J. DeJarnett, Mrs. Charles Colburn, Mrs. Will- iam Cooper and George Johnston. Charles Colburn is the only sur- viving member. The following served on the Official Board the past year: Charles Fi.nk, Edwin Gardner, Mrs. Jack Brown, ,Mrs. Ed Westen, Charles Colburn, Clarence Hardy, Cecil McCray, Dean Bruce and John Crane. The day also marked the last service in the Church. With the changing times, farmers till large :acreages and machine age on the farms, the population is not what it was in the country 50 years ago when Harmony was a growing Church, and residents of the commmunity of many Faiths, attended the services there. With automobiles, today, they go many miles to the Church of their choice. It is sad to see the doors of the Church close, but all rejoice with the memories of the many serv- ices rendered, both near and far, in the past 100 years of Harmony Methodist Church. Members, former members, and friends of the Church, numbering between 225 and 250, atttended the services Sunday, from the following towns, Pekin, Blooming- ton, Clinton, Kenney, Atlanta, Chestnut, Waynesville, Lincoln Mt. Pulaski, Springfield, Beason, Varna, Bellflower, Pontiac and Ridge Farm. WORDS OF APPRECIATION I want to thank my friends 1946-1948. ,for their cards and visits while I Rev. Henry Nollsch, 1942-1943. t was convalescing in the Deacon. Rev. H. B. Herrier, Florida, 1929- ess Home. 1930. Chloe Jenner. FILMS Furnished by the Mr. Pulaski Telephone Co. are available, free of charge, to all schools, churches, civic and fraternal or- ganizations. These films are entertain- ing as well as educational. For information dial SW 2-5618. Mount Pulaski Telephone Company T/MES-MEWS, Mot Pulas JilL, AY, JUNE 8, 11161--11 UNUSUAL MEETING OF RELATIVES AFTER SPAH OF 40 YEARS An unusual meeting took place at the Steenbergen Ceme- tery southwest of Mr. Pulaski on Thursday evening, June 1st, when Mrs. Winifred Barber of Elkhart; Mrs. Myrtle Handlin and daughter Grace, of Springfield, met and visited with their cousin Mrs. Donald Fairchild and hus. band of Gladbrook, Iowa. M_, Fairchild is the former Jeanette Foster, a former resident of Mt. Pulaski, Lake Fork and Comland communities. Her mother was the late Mrs. Clara "Sis" Freeman Fester, a granddaughter of the late Robert and Polly Birks Buck- les, pioneer settlers of Logan county. This meeting was the first visit with each other in about 40 years and the local relatives had lost all contact with 3eanette until this unplanned meeting at the cemetery. Mrs. Fairchild had re- turned to the burial lot of her mother and other Buckles rela- tives. MARY PEABL PYLES DIED IN DEC&TUR Mrs. Mary Pearl Pyles, 3126 Lakeland Road, Decatur, m., at 4:10 a.m. Tuesday, May 30, 1961, in the Decatur and Ma County hospital, after an illne of one year. Decedent had been a resident of Decatur for 27 years, moving there from Lathara. She was a member of the Latham Baptist Church. Mrs. Pyies was born Aug. 28, 1887, in Somerset, Ky. a ter of Alfred and Susan Dobkin$ united in marriage to Lee D. 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