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Bybee United Methodist celebrates 100th Anniversary

Clara Streetman, left, age 98, welcomed Micah Buckner, age four months, the youngest
person attending Bybee United Methodist Church’s 100th anniversary celebration on Sunday,
Sept. 22. With Micah are his parents Matthew and Melanie Buckner, and church pastor, Rev.
Roy Dalton, right.
Published: 6:55 AM, 09/24/2013 Last updated: 6:57 AM, 09/24/2013

Author: Duay O'Neil
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

BYBEE-”It was a day of celebration at Bybee United Methodist Church on Sunday, Sept. 22, when church members and friends gathered for the congregation’s 100th anniversary.

Situated alongside Hwy. 160, the church began life as Bybee Methodist Church, South in the summer of 1913, when Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Lovell gave land for the construction of a Methodist church in the Bybee community.

A week later, on July 21, 1913, volunteers started hauling block from Newport to begin construction. Two days later, July 23, 1913, John Posey began work laying the concrete foundation.

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