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50th wedding anniversary - Mr. and Mrs. P. L. Melahn Honored on Golden...
Mr. and Mrs. P. L. Melahn Honored on Golden Wedding Date Mr. and Mrs. P. I.. Melahn of 1401 N. Clark St. \vare lionov- ed at an open houst Sunday afernoon at the Community Center in Rush Hill where they resided for many years before moving to Mexico. Ths occasion was in celebration celebration of tlwir SOIJi wedding anniversary, anniversary, and given by Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Melahn. Joseph Joseph Melahn and Mr. and Mrs. Fl'nyd Crews ST. Mr. and Mrs. Melahn were married April 9, 1917. at the home of her parents, the iale Mr. and Mrs. Joe Pratt, in Mexico witih Hie lade Rev. Henry Henry Pierce Atkins, tihen pastor cif tihe First Christian Church, officiating. For her wedding, the bride of a half century ago. fche former former Miss Anna Laura Prat I. wore a white silk blouse ami blue satin skirt, and canned an arm bouquet of hyacinths. Their witnesses were the late Miss Ollie and Miss May Denham. Denham. After a reception, Mr. Melahn took his bride by way of train to Rush Hill, and then they traveled to Uieir home near there by horse and buggy. Mrs. Melahn recalls that there was a light snow on Me ground on that day. The Mefl-ahns resided northeast northeast of Rush Hill for 45 years, moving to their present home five years ago. For yesterday's party, Mrs. Melahn wore a gold print dress with a white orchid corsage. Mr. and Mrs. MeJahn are par* ente of three children, Joseph C. and Wallace E. Melahn and the late Lavisa Melahn. They have live grandchildren, Floyd Crews Jr. of St. Ann, Donald Crews, Lewis Melahn, Marilyn Melahn and Philip Melahn; three step grandchildren, grandchildren, Mrs. Dewayne Ellis and Jacqueline and Charles Crews; Mrs, Mr. and Mrs. P. L. Mclnlm, nfoovc, on their wedding wedding dny, and he low us they appear today. (Pliotn by Lloyd Tribble) one great grandchild, Michael Crews; and one step great grandchild, Timothy Ellis. A gold colored doth covered (be refreshment table, centered centered with Jack-o4an1em roses and yellow spider chrysanthemums, chrysanthemums, flanked by golden colored colored tapers. The three fliered anniversary cake was'topped with a gold 50 and surrounded with ropes of smilax, as was the punch bowl. Mrs. Russell Phillips, sister of the bride of 50 years ago, served served the'cake, and presiding at flhe punch bowJ were Mrs. Floyd Crews Jr. and Mrs. DeWayne Ellis. Bouquets of yellow chnysan- ithemums, gifts to the honored couple, were used on the tables where the ITS guests were seated, and on (he gift table. Guests were registered by Miss Marilyn Melahn at a table table covered with a crocheted tony and Shawn, of Marlins- jurg; Mr. and Mrs. Roger krttorff and Dennis, of Web- ter City, la.; and Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Gruer, r. and Mrs. John Pasley, Mr. nd Mrs. Arch Hays, M!rs. John V. Stotler, Mrs. Clarence Slav- ns, Mrs. Homer Azdell, Mrs. Walter Akridge, Mrs. Pauline Vybrant, Mrs. Harold McClug- <age and Mrs. William Deich- mian of Laddonia. cloth, made by Mrs. Melahn. the honorec Helpers alt the reception each had a yellow carnation corsage The day was climaxed for the Melahns by a telephone con versattoD with a cousin, Mrs Helen Douglas, Saint Beraice tad. who called last night. Those Iram out of town at tending were Mr. and Mrs James E. Johnson Jr. anc daughters, Niancy and Christine land Mrs. Ada EnM, a sister of ithe bride of 50 years ago, of Moberly; Mr. and Mrs. Will Mills anc Don, and Mr. and Mrs. Frart Goodson of St. Louis; Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Crews Jr. and son Michael, of St. Ann; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Worsham of Fulton Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Melohr of Jolly, la.; the Rev. and Mrs. Omer Lay of Columbia; Mr. and Mrs. Ed Slavens Mrs. Georgia Slavens of Wells ville; Mrs. Bertha Hulbert o Pinevilte, La.; the Rev. and John Blass and children, Flower Arranging Lesson Given for Club AUXVASSE - A lesson on flower arranging was given by torence Young and Mrs,' E. . Lubbers when members of the Harrison Extension Club met in an all day session Wed- icsday ait *he Community Hall Club president, Mrs. L. H Galen presided, and six mam- >ers reported on the Apri County Council meeting in Ful ,on, and a report of the Courtly Sxitension Clubs' annual sprini trip to St. Louis last monfil was given. Thirteen members o the club made *he *rip. Hostesses for the all daj meeting were Mrs. Floyd Me Denmiit, Mrs. Frances Ful terson and Mrs. Ernest Hoovei Others attending were Mrs Roy Coil, Mrs. Richard Coi Mrs. C. C. Deardoiif, Mrs El more Button, Mrs. dad Oilman Mrs. Edmer Leopold, Mrs. Let Leopold, Mrs. Joe Lee, Mrs James McKibben, Mrs. Ervir Nolle, Mrs. Casper Pace, Mrs Ann Pasley, Miss Mary Peters Mrs. Jess PickereH, Mrs. J. I Powell, Mrs. Edith Stephens Mrs. Ray Vandivier and Mrs Elbe-it Willis, members, an Mrs. L. H. Stamper, a gues 1 PARIS — Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Evans of Paris announce ic engagement of their daugh- er, Miss Gwynneth Kay Evans, Pvt. Don Williams, son dr. and Mrs. John Williams, Iso of Paris, Miss Evans was graduated rom Paris R-II High School wiUi the class of 1966, and ow attending Gem City iess College at Quincy, where she is taking Business and Junior Accounting. Pvt. Williams was graduated rom Paris R-II High School ;ervice in October, last year, wis employed at the A. Chance Co. in Centralia. Williams, who has been stationed ait Fort Hood, las been" itrarisfienred to You'll friends' Ledger.. find some ol you names in today Engagement of Pvt. Don Williams Definite wedding plans not been made. 13 On Dean's List Thirteen students from Ledgerland Area were named the fall semester Dean's List the College of Arts and at the University of Missouri Columbia. To achieve the honor a must be enrolled for 12 or more and maintain a scholastic average of 3.0 or more possible 4.0. Area students ae: Robert Tribble, son of Mr. and Lloyd J. Tribble, 1410 N. Kentucky St. Craig Alan Van Matre, son of Mr. and Mrs. S. Van Matre, 1725 Reavis Allied Lang Elliott, son of aj;d Mrs. A. L. Elliott Jr., Country Club Dr.; Gayly Gardner, daughter of Lt, and Mrs. J. S. Gardner, Bennington St.; Paul

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  1. Mexico Ledger,
  2. 10 Apr 1967, Mon,
  3. Page 8

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