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Former FHS Girls Basketball Player Celebrates 100th Birthday

Former resident Lovicy “Lola” (Berryman), also know as Mrs. Wulfert was celebrating her 100th birthday at Vance Vineyards Twisting V Grille in Fredericktown on Friday, July 1, 2011.  She was accompanied by her daughter, Elizabeth (Berryman) Aull from Springfield, Missouri.

Lovicy’s actual date of birth is April 23, 1911. She celebrated her 100th day with family and friends in April, with an Easter egg hunt at her home in Springfield.

Lovicy is a 1929 graduate of Fredericktown High School and a former member of the girls basketball team at FHS. She would like to know if anyone from that class is still around.

While attending the high school, Lovicy was in a discussion about what new name the team would like. Lovicy said, “Name it the Black Cats, to give everybody else bad luck.”

After graduating, Lovicy attended a business college and then went to work for the Madison County Extension office in 1930 as its secretary. She remained there until 1948, when she left to get married according to County Program Manager Celeste Vanderbrugen.

Lovicy said she would like to find a favorite biscuit recipe she once had. Celeste said recipes were often exchanged back then and that she would try to find the biscuit recipe for Lovicy.

Lovicy has also been a member of the Fredericktown Christian Church and had sent flowers to the church for its 200 year anniversary in 2009. She was unable to make the event.  Church secretary Phyllis King recently told the Democrat News, “The flowers were beautiful.”  The flowers were greatly appreciated.

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