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Reading club turns 80
Times photo: Brenda Steurer Diana Vance, Monroe, second from left, reads one of her award-winning stories as Lida Ludlow Reading Club members, from left, Kathryn Etter, Laverne Smith, Helen Johnson and Dorothy Johnson, listen Wednesday at Marge Wills house in Monroe. The reading club was organized by Lida Ludlow, who died in 1936, and celebrated its 80th anniversary Wednesday. Ludlow was a teacher and a member of the Monroe school board. The club was named for her several years after her death.
MONROE - Before Lida Ludlow died in 1936, at the age of 81, she played an important role in education in Monroe, particularly reading.