The Simpson reunion was Sunday, Aug. 5, at the Polk County Fairgrounds in Bolivar. Larry Jackson asked the blessing. After lunch, door prizes were presented to Dora Kay Miller, oldest in attendance; Ben Wallen, youngest attending; Bobby and Wathena Simpson, married the longest, 52 years; and Brent and Jasa Wallen newlyweds, two years.
Other winners were Norman Simpson, Jasa Wallen, Lilly Wallen and David Hale. Bobby Simpson had the closest guess of how many candies were in the jar.
Those attending were Stockton: Paul and Dixie Wallen, Bondena Neill, Gary Simpson and Brent and Jasa Wallen.
Bolivar: David and Nancy Hale, Danny and Neva Gladden and Dora Kay Miller.
Rogersville: Mick and Sandra Schmidt, Stasha, Jordan and Gavin Wells, Angela Schmidt and Alexia Vernon.
Polk: Tim Simpson, Bobby and Wathena Simpson and Brandon Carter.
Springfield: Thomas, Colleen, Lilly, Audrey and Ben Wallen, Robert Jackson and Allyson Brown.
Willard: Marty and Sherry Neill.
El Dorado Springs: Jerry and Teresa Simpson.
Aldrich: Norman and Sharlene Simpson.
Strafford: Larry and Betty Jackson.