Balch, Clarence - Tampa Bay Times, 6 Jan 1961, Fri, pg 59
First Methodist Church, Third Street and Second Avenue North Dr. Carroll E. Word, pastor of Waterford Methodist Church Michigan City, lnd., will speak Sunday at the 7:30 p.m. service. Dr. and Mrs. Word are in St. Petersburg during the holiday season to visit the parents of Mrs. Word, Mr. and Mrs. Elwood W. Riel, of 5790 53rd Ave. N. . . . A new Sunday school class for w inter visitors will meet Sundays at 9:30 a.m. in the sanctuary, starting tomorrow. LaRue Smith from Niagara Falls, N.Y., will be the teacher. Mr. Smith was for 11 years teacher of a large adult class in Niagara Falls. lie organized and supervised for some years one of the first prison schools in America, at the Wisconsin State Prison, W'aupun, Wis. He has traveled extensively and has been active in the Ki-wanis Club. The class is open to all winter visitors ... An Adult Fellowship for retired persons meets in the Fellowship Hall each Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The program includes community singing, games, fellowship, a sandwich and dessert luncheon at noon, and Bible study centering around "Great Moments in the Life of Chirst," taught by Clarence Balch.