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The Perry First United Methodist Church recently celebrated the fifth anniversary of the Spanish-language service with musical entertainment followed by a traditional Peruvian meal. Guest musician and speaker was Mauro Magdiel of Ottumwa, whose performance included a song written by...
Perry Chief of Police Eric Vaughn addressed the United Methodist Men of the Perry First United Methodist Church at their recent monthly meeting, briefing them on the latest law enforcement technologies. Vaughn spoke about a new computer software system that...
Dallas County Foundation Development Director Scott Cirksena spoke Tuesday at the weekly luncheon meeting of the Perry Kiwanis Club at the Hotel Pattee. Cirksena, who is also the mayor of Clive, described the history and purpose of the foundation, the...
A congregation of Perry-area Methodists gathered in Minburn on the fourth Saturday in October for the annual United Methodist Charge Conference. The cluster conference included representatives from the First United Methodist Church in Perry, the Rippey United Methodist Church...
The Perry Kiwanis met the new chaplain of Tyson Fresh Meats this week at their Tuesday luncheon meeting at the Hotel Pattee in Perry. Terry Wilkinson assumed his position two months ago as spiritual advisor at the Perry meatpacking plant....
As the Halloween season comes near, it reminds us of scary stories or strange events that have happened to us. I have heard from residents and co-workers in the places where I have worked claim they have seen weird...
Bob Schirman of Perry was honored during Sunday worship services for his 45 years of service as custodian of the First United Methodist Church in Perry. Rev. Paul Barrow, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, and Church Trustees Chair...
Omar Padilla, outreach coordinator for the Dallas County Habitat for Humanity program, shared a Hotel Pattee luncheon with the Perry Kiwanians Wednesday and spoke to the club about current projects, plans and volunteer opportunities with the housing group. Padilla was...
The Rev. Walter Sieck of Perry attended a retired clergy and spouse gathering at New Hope United Methodist Church in Des Moines Tuesday. Sieck, 97, began his ministry in 1937 as a 19-year-old college student when he was asked to...
As I said in my review of Kenny Rogers a few weeks ago, if famous acts who I want to see come into this area, I go and see them if it does not cost too much. Such was...