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Mason City, Iowa âœŚ Sunday, March 22, 2009


60th Anniversary Marilyn Brandau Tubbesing

Lindsay Beavers and

and Ryan Gerow

Donald Tubbesing

will be married June 6, 2009, at Central Gardens in Clear Lake.

were married March 19, 1949, at the First Methodist Church in Mason City.

70th Anniversary

Engaged Megan Swinton




Brock Watson

Mabel (Myhre) Welch

will be married at 1:30 p.m. June 20, 2009, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Mason City.

were married on March 25, 1939.

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Movick, Lund RACHAEL MOVICK, of Minneapolis, is the daughter of Orlan and Mary Lau of Lake Mills. Rachael graduated from Lake Mills High School in 2000, and is a 2004 graduate of the University of Northern Iowa with a bachelor of science degree in criminology. She is employed by Hennepin County Sheriff’s Department in Minneapolis. TIMMON LUND, of Minneapolis, is the son of Tim and April Lund of Elk River, Minn. Timmon graduated from Elk River High School in 1998 and is a 2006 graduate of the University of North Dakota with a bachelor of science degree in air traffic control. He is

Dwine, 25 years MASON CITY — Craig and Sheila (Polsdofer) Dwine of Mason City were married March 17, 1984, at the United Methodist Church, Rockwell. They will celebrate their 25th anniversary with a private reception hosted by their daughters. The couple’s children are Rozilen Dwine of Edina, Minn., Derrick Dwine of Clear Lake, Boe Dwine of Sioux City and Heather Kondzer of Mason City. They also have four grandchildren. The couple is also celebrating the life of their daughter, Heather, who has recovered from a rare

sickness. They would like to take this opportunity to thank God for His blessings and healing through prayer and through the staff of doctors and nurses at Mercy Hospital and the nurse at Mercy Home Healthcare. A big thank you also to all our friends and family for their support and to our church family at Agapé Christian Family Church for all their prayers and food. We can not thank you all enough. May God bless you all in return.

How To Submit Your Items If you have an item to submit to this section, please stop by the Globe Gazette for a form Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm at 300 North Washington, Mason City. Or you may print forms off of our website @; click on Life / Celebrations To be printed in the Sunday’s Celebrations section and Online, items must be in the Globe Gazette office no later than 5 pm Monday prior to publication. We can’t take the information over the phone, and we ask that announcements be printed or typed. It would also be helpful if you include a daytime phone number in case there are any questions.

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Faust, Blanchard ANDREA FAUST, of Mason City, is the daughter of Paul and Lisa Faust. She is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa with a BA degree in mathematics. ADAM BLANCHARD, of Mason City, is the son of Jeff Blanchard and Patricia Blanchard. He is a graduate of North Iowa Area Community College with an AA degree in law. He is serving in the National Guard in Waterloo. The couple will be married at 2 p.m. June 20, 2009, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Mason City.

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Happy 16th Birthday, Chelsey!

Happy Birthday, Sister! Love, your little brother, Mitchell and Happy Birthday from Dad and Nat! We love you!

Lovik, 25 years

Tubbesing, 60 years MASON CITY — Marilyn Brandau Tubbesing and Donald Tubbesing, 2020 Hunters Ridge Drive, Mason City, were married March 19, 1949, at the First Methodist Church in Mason City. Their children are: Dr. Tom Tubbesing and his wife Shari, Kirkland, Wash., Jim Tubbesing, Mason City, and Kathy and Dr. Paul Lin of Spokane, Wash. Grandchildren are Greta, Jill, Laura and Carmen Tubbesing and Samantha, Kelsey and David Lin. The family recently celebrated together in Seattle and the children are planning an anniversary trip for Don and Marilyn. Love, Tom, Jim and Kathy

ERIE, Colo.— Cathy and Doug Lovik of Erie, Colo., celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on Jan. 21, 2009. They met in Mason City while attending college. On Jan. 21, 1984, Catherine Curran was united in marriage to Douglas Lovik in Emmetsburg, Iowa. Doug is a molecular medical technologist, working in Denver. Cathy is an administrative assistant in Boulder. Doug’s hobbies include working with antique farming equipment, shooting and genealogy. Cathy enjoys playing the piano and reading. Together they enjoy spending time on their acreage, big game hunting, fishing, camping and four-wheeling in the Rocky Mountains with their two daughters, Sarah and Lauren. Doug and Cathy are planning an extended vacation in Europe to celebrate their anniversary.

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CELEBRATIONS In Loving Memory of Gus Kantaris


Candles lit on a beautiful cake means it’s time to celebrate 90 years young! A card shower is planned for Grace (Delger) Oliver, of Dripping Springs, Texas, formerly of Mason City, who will observe her 90th birthday Saturday, March 28.

May 28, 1924 — March 21, 2008 His raspy laugh stays with us, though he’s now been gone a year. We cherish all the memories, we made while he was here. Memory Eternal

Cards may be sent to Grace at the following address: P.O. Box 121, Dripping Springs, Texas, 78620.

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Earl Berghefer, 90 MASON CITY — Earl Berghefer, of Mason City, will celebrate his 90th birthday at an open house from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. today (Sunday, March 22), at the Heritage Care Center, Mason City. He requests no gifts, please. He was born March 19, 1919. Greetings may be sent to Earl at the following address: Heritage Care Center, 501 S. Kentucky Ave., Mason City, Iowa 50401.

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Winifred Dickinson, 80 MASON CITY — A card shower is planned for Winifred Dickinson, of Mason City, who will observe her 80th birthday March 27. She was born March 27, 1929 in Manly. Cards may be sent to Winifred at the following address: 14344 330th St., Mason City, Iowa 50401.

Much love, Nancy, John, Ben and Jordan

Ed O’Donnell, 90

Doris Barlow, 94

MASON CITY — Ed O’Donnell, of Mason City, will celebrate his 90th birthday at a family dinner March 29. He was born March 29, 1919 in Mason City. A card shower is also planned. Cards may be sent to Ed at the following address: 4 Highland Park Court, Mason City, Iowa 50401.

CLEAR LAKE — A card shower is planned for Doris Barlow, of Clear Lake, who will observe her 94th birthday, March 25. Cards may be sent to Doris at the following address: 5 S. 18th St., Clear Lake, Iowa 50428.

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Students recognized MASON CITY — The VFW Post and Auxiliary #733, Mason City, held their youth program recognition night Feb. 11. Students recognized as winners are as follows: Elementary School “I Love America Because...” essay contest: Third Grade First place — Max Sernett, Newman Catholic School; parents are Tom and Stacy Sernett. Second place — Natalia Cadena, Jefferson School; parents are Nicole and Axel Cadena. Third place — Peyton Olson, Newman Catholic School; parent is Patti Olson. “Veterans Help Us

Because...” essay contest Fourth Grade First place — Grace Pistek, Newman Catholic School; parents are Paul and Julieann Pistek. Second place — Kathryn Baltierra, Newman Catholic School; parents are Marvin and Lisa Baltierra. Third place — Taylor Catherman, Newman Catholic School; parents are Matt and Rachel Catherman. “What Do the Stars and Stripes of the U.S. Flag Mean...” essay contest Fifth-grade First place — Annie Moore, Newman Catholic Student; parents are Tony and Jean Moore. Second place — Sawyer Goetz, Newman Catholic School; parents are Dr.

Steven and Barbara Goetz. Third place — Ashley Lapointe, Hoover School; parents are Tom and Valerie Lapointe. Middle School “Why Amercia’s Veterans Should be Honored...” essay contest Seventh Grade First place — Kaylah Godfrey, John Adams Middle School; parents are Todd and Barbara Godfrey. Second place — Megan Thompson, Newman Catholic School; parents are Kelly and Karen Thompson. Third place — Trevor Callahan, Newman Catholic School; parents are Mark and LuAnn Callahan. High School “Voice of Democracy..” 'Service and Sacrifice by America’s Veterans, Benefit

Today’s Youth by...” speech contest First place — Jennifer Messer, Mason City High School; parents are Mr. and Mrs. Mark Messer. Second place — Alicia Stearns, Newman Catholic High School; parents are Frank and Sue Stearns. Third place — Linae Escher, Mason City High School; parents are David and Kristen Escher. Patriotic Art Contest Dimitria Klein, Mason City High School; parents are James and Debra Klein.

selected Crystal Djuren, of Clear Lake, a second year MLT (medical lab technology) student at Hawkeye Community College, as one of the recipients of the national ASCP scholarship in the amount of $1,000. The scholarship is awarded annually and based on academic achievement, leadership, ability, community activities, professional goals, and endorsements from faculty and community leaders. Djuren is doing her clinicals at Mercy Medical Center — North Iowa in Djuren awarded Mason City. She is completing the MLT Program ASCP scholarship through the academic WATERLOO — The affiliate arrangement with American Society of Clini- NIACC in Mason City. cal Pathology (ASCP)

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DeNora, Hall MARY D. DeNORA, of San Diego, Calif., is the daughter of Marolyn Hayes and the late John DeNora, also of San Diego. She is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, with a BA degree and from San Diego State University with a master’s degree. Mary is also a graduate of the Horizon School of Evangelism, San Diego. She is employed with the law office of Simpson, Thacher and Bartlett in Los Angeles. DARREN D. HALL, of Mason City, is the son of Dennis and Bev Hall, also of Mason City. He is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, with a BA degree and a graduate of the Horizon School of Evangelism in San Diego. Darren is

Welch, 70 years MASON CITY — Ray and Mabel (Myhre) Welch of Northwood, formerly of Mason City, were married on March 25, 1939. The couple will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary with family and friends. The couple has one son, Larry, and one grandson, Bryan, both of Mason City. Greetings and best wishes may be sent to them at 304 Eighth St. N., Northwood, Iowa 50459.

interning at the Kingdom House of Prayer in Ankeny. The couple plans to be married at 3:30 p.m., May 30, 2009, at Calvary Baptist Church in San Diego. A reception in Mason City will be held at a later date.


Evelyn Steenhard, 80 MASON CITY — Evelyn Steenhard, of Mason City, observed her 80th birthday, March 20. She was born March 20, 1929. Greetings may be sent to Evelyn at the following address: Good Shepherd Health Center, 302 Second St. N.E., Mason City, Iowa 50401. She requests no gifts, please.

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Floyd W. Bochmann, 96 SHEFFIELD — A card shower is planned for Floyd W. Bochmann, of Sheffield, formerly of Aredale, who will observe his 96th birthday March 28. He was born March 28, 1913 in rural Greene. Cards may be sent to Floyd in care of the Sheffield Care Center, P. O. Box 400, Sheffield, Iowa 50475.


Thank you Thank you to my great sister Rene, for starting my 50th birthday week off with my picture in the Celebrations. I enjoyed all the well wishes from family, friends and past teachers through phone calls and cards. I had a lot of fun! — Lisa Lawson

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Congratulations on making the 2009 Iowa All-State Cheerleading Squad. They performed at the Boy’s Basketball Tournament, March 13, in Des Moines.

A big thank you to all my family and friends who shared in making my 80th birthday a special event with cards, phone calls and visits. Also, thank you to everyone for remembering me following my recent knee surgery. — Rosie Gerdes

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In Memory of our friend Scott “Treeby”TerVeer

Beavers, Gerow

Martin, Litterer Joyce Swift will celebrate her 80th birthday at a special family dinner to be held on March 28. Joyce was born on March 27, 1929 in Mason City. Birthday greetings may be sent to Joyce at 10668 263rd St. Clear Lake, Iowa 50428


Laurine Byerly, 90 NORA SPRINGS — A card shower is planned for Laurine Byerly, of Nora Springs, who observed her 90th birthday, March 17. Cards may be sent to Laurine in care of the Nora Springs Care Center, 907 W. Congress St., Nora Springs, Iowa 50458.

PAMELA MARTIN , of Rockwell, is the daughter of Bob and Pat Martin, also of Rockwell. She is a graduate of RockwellSwaledale High School, the University of Northern Iowa with a BA degree in secondary history education and from Buena Vista University with secondary individual instruction, strategist I and secondary reading endorsements. Pam is employed by West Fork High School in Sheffield. MATTHEW LITTERER , of Nora Springs, is the son of Rus and Mary Litterer of Rockford. He is a graduate of Rudd-RockfordMarble Rock High School and from NADC in Nashville, Tenn., as a diesel mechanic. Matthew is employed by the City of Mason City. The couple will be married at 4 p.m. June 20, 2009, at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Rockwell.


Thank you A huge thank you to my family, relatives and friends for the cards, telephone calls and gifts for my 80th birthday. — Ardie Bier

LINDSAY BEAVERS, of Mason City, is the daughter of Rick and Laura Payer, and Hubert and Tammy Beavers, all of Mason City. Lindsay is a 2001 graduate of Mason City High School and received her dental assistant degree from North Iowa Area Community College. She is employed at North Iowa Oral Surgery in Mason City as an implant treatment coordinator. RYAN GEROW, of Mason City, is the son of Bill and Kim Haase, of Mason City. Ryan is a 2001 graduate of Mason City High School. He attended North Iowa Area Community College and received

his degree in heating, ventilation and air-conditioning. He owns and operates Accurate Air Conditioning and Heating in Mason City. The couple will be married at 5:30 p.m. June 6, 2009, at Central Gardens, Clear Lake.

Happy Birthday Gog! I heard of Scott before actually meeting him. We became good friends in tenth grade, his personality and the way he carried himself drew us to him. He was one of the best divers to ever come from Mason City. He was an iron worker in 12th grade and continued until the day God called him home. While living in the Twin Cities, Scott discovered Punk Rock music and turned us all on to this music we had never heard before. Scott loved music, his Mach 1, motorcycles and pretty women. Scott and I rode my Harley to graduation in 1977 with our gowns flying behind us. We did it in style! While rooming together we would mow a boxing ring in the yard, add a keg and the matches were on! When the movie “The Warriors” was released we had a tribute party and Scott painted “The Warriors” across the front door. I’m sure many in Mason City still remember that night! Scott had many friends across the U.S. but his best buddies included: Clarence “C.W.” Walker, Tim Tyler, Bob Gomez, Greg “Mad Dog” Reed and myself, as well as many others. You will be missed my brother. We will see you on the other side, God’s side. March 26th Still looking good in the 50 neighborhood!! Have an awesome day! Love, The Ridder Gang, Monica, Randy, Sylvia & Sonja

Your friend and brother, Joseph “Fitz” Fitzgerald

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Upper Iowa University graduates FAYETTE — The following North Iowa students completed degree requirements after the completion of the December 2008 term at Upper Iowa University. Students graduating summa cum laude received a grade point average of 3.8 to 4.0; students graduating magna cum laude received a grade point average of 3.6-3.79 and students graduating cum laude received a grade point average of 3.3 to 3.59. CHARLES CITY — Barbara Burton, bachelor of science degree in nursing; Melissa Vorhes, bachelor of arts degree in prekindergarten-grade three, magna cum laude. GREENE — Debra Landers, bachelor of science degree in human resources management, summa cum laude. MASON CITY — Sarah Goeden, master of business administration, human resources management emphasis. OSAGE — Anthony Weipert, bachelor of science degree in fitness/wellness. PARKERSBURG — Erik Kalkwarf, bachelor of science degree in human services; Sandra Miller, bachelor of science degree in human resources management, summa cum laude. SHEFFIELD — Brenda Heidkross, bachelor of science degree in psychology, cum laude.

Dean’s List for the 2008 fall semester at Winona State University. To be recognized students must be enrolled full-time (at least 12 credit hours for a grade), and achieve a minimum grade point average Benkendorf named of 3.5. to Dean’s List BELMOND — Emily Lyons. EVANSTON, Ill. — FERTILE — Amanda Charles C. Benkendorf, of Shropshire. Clear Lake, Iowa, was LAKE MILLS — Lauren named to the Dean’s List Kesler. for the fall quarter of the OSAGE — Elizabeth 2008-09 academic year, in Adams. the Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Macpherson awarded Applied Science at North- Nelson named western University. Kaplan degree to Dean’s List Students named to the ROCKWELL — John R. DUBUQUE — Brad NelDean’s List must attain a Macpherson, of Rockwell, grade point average of at son, of Thornton, was was awarded an associate named to the 2008 fall least 3.75/4.00. of applied science in busisemester Dean’s List at the ness administration degree Winona State University of Dubuque. To through Kaplan University, be named to the Dean’s Dean’s List after completing the winList, a student must earn a ter 2009 term. MacpherWINONA, Minn. — grade point average of 3.5 son completed work for or higher, on a 4.0 scale for Several North Iowa stuthe degree as an online that semester. dents were named to the student. Dean’s List for the fall semester of the 2008-09 academic year. Full-time students who earn a 3.5 grade point average or better on a 4.0 scale are eligible. BANCROFT — Samantha Arndorfer. CHARLES CITY — Jeffrey Powell. CLEAR LAKE — Catherine Broghammer. CORWITH — Ashley Arndorfer. FOREST CITY — Wendy Philebar.

Rolling, Blick awarded degrees DUBUQUE — Tyler Rolling, of Corwith, and Aaron Blick, of Mason City, received bachelor of arts degrees in philosophy, during commencement ceremonies held Dec. 12, 2008 at Loras College.

FOREST CITY — Kelli Jo Thompson, bachelor of arts degree in political science. She graduated summa cum laude (3.754.00 grade point average).

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The family of Fran Templeton would graciously like to thank everyone for your thoughtfulness during this difficult time. May it have been a meal, a card, a plant, flowers, a hug or a memory of Fran. Words can not begin to express St. Cloud University our gratitude for all the support given to us. fall graduates Thank you to MaryBeth, ST. CLOUD, Minn. — case management staff and St. Cloud State University clients, Cerro Gordo conducted fall 2008 com- County and staff, Pastor mencement ceremonies Dean Hess, Dano Morf and Dec. 20. Among the gradu- staff. ates were two North Iowa Thank you all! — Steve, Lisa, Alex Creighton University students: BELMOND — Megan and Allison Dean’s List Wegman, bachelor of sciT-Bird and April OMAHA, Neb. — Sever- ence degree in information Greg, Lisa, Jacob media. She graduated al North Iowa students and William magna cum laude (3.5-3.74 were named to the Chris and Susan grade point average). Creighton University Templeton

Many Thanks I am so grateful for the wonderful family and friends that I have been blessed with! Thanks so much for making my 60th birthday one I will never forget!! Thanks to the 60 people who started sending me a card 60 days before the big day right up to the big day! And a special thanks to my A Team for the limo ride and surprise party!! What a way to celebrate! It was so nice! Love to you all, — Jane Papouchis — a little older and wiser

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Simpson Dean’s, President’s Lists INDIANOLA — Simpson College released its President’s List and Dean’s List for the fall 2008 semester. Students named to the President’s List received a 4.0 grade point average for the semester. Students named to the Dean’s List received between a 3.7 and 3.99 grade point average for the semester. President’s List ALGONA — Chelsey Degen, Kraig Thomas. Dean’s List ALGONA — Betsy Knudsen. BELMOND — Brenna Abel. RICEVILLE — Jennifer Ludemann. SHEFFIELD — Kelsey Ubben. TITONKA — Allison Ullmann. WHITTEMORE — Tyson Wirtz.

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STEPHANIE HANSON of Pittsburgh, Pa., is the daughter of Joel and Brenda Hanson of Garner. She is a graduate of GarnerHayfield High School and Iowa Lakes Community College. Stephanie is employed as a make-up artist for Bobbi Brown Cosmetics at Saks Fifth Avenue in Pittsburgh. MICHAEL ROESCH of Pittsburgh, Pa., is the son of Raymond and Kitty Roesch of Pittsburgh. He is a graduate of North Catholic High School in Pittsburgh and a graduate of Robert Morris University of Pittsburgh with a major in finance. He is employed as a sales representative with Kimball Midwest of Pittsburgh.

MASON CITY — Jamie Binstock and Tony Williams were married on Feb. 11, 2009, in Mason City. Parent of the couple are Jeff and Misty Binstock of Mason City, and Chris and Kristine Gilbertson of Mason City and Mark and Angie Williams of Huntsville, Ala. Jamie is a graduate of Mason City High School and is attending North Iowa Area Community College and working at Cinema West Theatres. The couple will be married at 5 p.m. May 30, 2009, at Beaver Creek Church at Heritage Park in Forest City.



Lee named to Dean’s List NORTHFIELD, Minn. — Daniel Lee, of Mason City, Iowa, was named to the Dean’s List for the 200809 fall semester at St. Olaf College. The Dean’s List recognizes students with a semester grade point average of 3.75 or higher on a 4.00 scale. Tony is a graduate of Mason City High School and works at State Farm. The couple resides in Mason City.


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McKone named to Dean’s List FINDLAY, Ohio — Mark McKone, of Mason City, Iowa, was named to the fall semester Dean’s List at the University of Findlay. To be recognized a student must attain a grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.

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MADISON, Wis. — Shawn Moorehead, of Mason City, Iowa, received a master of science degree in medical physics, during the University of Wisconsin’s winter commencement ceremonies, Dec. 21, 2008. Congratulations to the entire staff at Stacyville Community Nursing Home! Through their efforts and the contribution of the consultants, therapists, RAC Committee, families, and Dr. Ross, the facility has been recognized by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services as a FIVE STAR facility. This is the highest recognition attainable and is awarded to only the best facilities. This accomplishment is due to the pride and outstanding efforts of everyone. Thank you all! John Mulder, Administrator Julie Brumm, President Sam Kruse, Vice President Geri Brumm, Secretary Betty Retterath Elaine Landherr Paul Weis Jan Klapperich

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MILITARY NOTES Larry Shoger , formerly of Riceville, was recognized with top military honors as a member of the 547th Intelligence Squadron and the 57th Adversary Tactics Group. Shoger currently lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he has worked as a senior civilian intelligence analyst for the U.S. government for the past eight years. He manages an intelligence production shop for the 547th Intelligence Squadron, and is solely responsible for maintaining and producing the Department of Defense’s Threat Reference Guide and Countertactics Manual. Shoger and his crew of five are additionally responsible for creating and maintaining the squadron’s web pages, scheduling and operating a video teleconference,

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BRIDAL SHOPS The Bridal Theatre 139 W. 4th St., St.Ansgar, IA 50472 641.713.2303 Out first priority is YOU-Everything for your special occasion, from gowns and tuxes to all of the accessories; add to that exceptional personal service, and you have the wedding you've always dreamed of! Stay close to home-where it doesn't cost more-its just nicer. Find the prom gown of your dreams-at the Bridal Theatre. 641-713-2303 The Bridal Garden 641.585.9333 Miller Photography 641.590.0659 306 South Clark, Forest City The Bridal Garden celebrating our 10th Anniversary. We carry gowns, tiaras, dresses & more. We can assist you with outfitting your entire wedding party (dresses to tuxes). Come experience the personal touch from the Bridal Garden. Weddings made easy. Formalities 641.423-6124 21 2nd St NE, Mason City Formalities has been your premiere bridal salon for over 50 years. Formalities is a “Preferred Dealer” from Alfred Angelo. Specializing in everything from head to toe for your special day. Bridal, bridesmaids, flowergirls, mothers gowns, prom gowns and all the accessories needed for your day. Spring of 2009 gowns are here! Stop in and see the new styles!! Sweet Things, etc. 641.822.4918 114 3rd Street, Rockwell Sweet Things, etc. is your full service bridal shop offering everything you need for you and your special day. We offer hundreds of gowns in stock in all sizes for you to choose from, and of course in-house alterations. We require appointments for bridal consultations so we can spend one-on-one time helping you choose the perfect gown! Sweet Things, etc... making beautiful weddings, one bride at a time! Check our website for upcoming events!!

DJ SERVICES Kirk’s Custom DJ 641.423.1126 or 800.496.1126 Make your wedding reception dreams a reality and your dance truly fun, unique & memorable. PRINTING PSI - Printing Services, Inc. 641.424.3538 1915 4th St. SW, Mason City Printing for all of your special occasion needs: Weddings, Graduation, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Reunions, Baby & More! PostNet 641.423.1980 451 Indian Head Dr., Mason City Between Wal-Mart & Kohl’s Featuring the finest in personalized wedding and social stationary Whether it’s an invitation for a wedding, an anniversary or graduation, depend on PostNet to deliver the perfect message. RECEPTIONS Mason City Country Club 641.424.3014 3331 19th St. SW, Mason City Membership not required! Sit down dinners. Multiple style buffets. Appetizer buffet. Dance floor and more! Call today for more information. Duncan Community Ballroom 641.843.3353 4 miles west of Garner Seating for 500, 40x70 dance floor. Serve your own food/caterers welcome. Meeting room available. MacNider Art Museum 641.421.3666 303 Second Street SE, Mason City Unforgettable weddings, distinguished receptions. An elegant setting to make lasting memories. Grafton Community Center 641.748.2970 or 641.420.3609 202 6th Avenue, Grafton Large facility great for wedding receptions, parties, and anniversaries. Many decorations available at NO extra charge. Meeting room also available.

RECEPTIONS Knights of Columbus 641.424.5300 551 S.Taft, Mason City Beautiful facility to host your wedding, anniversary or meetings. Max capacity of 300. Please call for additional information. REHEARSAL DINNERS Decker House Bed & Breakfast / Sour Grapes Bistro 641.423.4700 or 888.363.4700 119 2nd street SE, Mason City Elegant surroundings in this Neoclassical 1890’s home. Perfect for intimate weddings, rehearsal dinners, luncheons and cozy receptions. Conveniently located behind Music Man Square. TRAVEL Allen Travel Agency & Cruise Quest 641.357.5223 or 800.475.5223 10 Allens Alley, Clear Lake We are your full time professional travel planners and cruise vacation specialist, in service since 1951. TUXEDOS Moorman Clothiers 641.423.5222 / 2 South Federal, Mason City Your Tuxedo Professionals Sir Knight Formalwear 641.424.6018 19 2nd Street NE, Mason City Formalwear is our specialty. Detailed individualized service. VIDEOGRAPHER Epsilon Productions 641.582.3239 Our expert videographers will capture the emotions and excitement of your special day and create a moving, fun-to-watch DVD for you to treasure. We offer eedding & event videography, photo slide shows with music. Call us today to learn more! WEDDING SITE AND RECEPTION PM Park 15297 Rainy Drive South Shore, Clear Lake 641.357.1991 or 641.529.2222 Wedding site, reception and lodging available all on beautiful Clear Lake.

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Happy First Birthday Rylan

on March 18! Look how big you’ve grown!! Love, Mom & Dad, Grandma and Grandpa Dorenkamp and Grandma and Grandpa Skiye




Swinton, Watson

Thank you

MEGAN SWINTON, of Parkersburg, is the daughter of John and Jan Swinton of Nora Springs. She is a 2006 graduate of Nora Springs-Rock Falls High School and currently is attending the University of Northern Iowa and will graduate in May 2010 with a BS degree in biology. Megan is employed by the University of Northern Iowa and Hy-Vee in Cedar Falls. BROCK WATSON, of Cedar Falls, is the son of Bill and Kathy Watson of Mason City. He is a 2004 graduate of Mason City High School, a 2006 graduate of North Iowa Area Community College and a 2008 graduate of the Uni-

To the Homestead Assisted Living Facility, Mary, Diana, Susan, Bev and dietary staff, nurses and direct care staff, and all the residents, a great big thank you for the wonderful retirement party on my behalf. It was a great honor to have so many relatives and friends attend, and hearing from so many people. I shall miss all of you at The Homestead but I think I will like this new job of retirement. Thanks again to all for the gifts, cards, great food. God Bless all of you. — Shirly Movick

versity of Northern Iowa with a BA degree in public administration. Brock is employed by the Social Security Administration in Waterloo. The couple will be married at 1:30 p.m. June 20, 2009, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Mason City.

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