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Saturday, January 24th, at the 80th Birthday Open House of Virginia Rich of La Harpe, it was an extra treat to find four of the six classmates who attended a country school together were in attendance. The gathering was at the La Harpe Christian Church and consisted from left: Bette June (Rice) Mapes, Wayne Lynn Burkhart, Virginia (Rodeffer) Rich, and Betty (Rodeffer) Olson. The other two classmates are deceased.
Bette said, "In the year 1950, we all attended a one room country school together called "Alma Mater School" that sat along the Disco black top road. This is the 1st time ever we have been together! There was a lot of reminiscing going on. One said, "We all lived with in a mile from each other and the school." Another one laughed and said, "Wow!! How awesome! Good ole Alma Mater School. You and I had to ride the bus almost an hour to get there though."