Former Ripley County educator turns 107

Pictured above left (seated) is the honored guest, Ethel Mathias, who turned 107 years young on January 24, 2012. She was honored with a birthday party from her Ross' Run DAR chapter on January 26 at St. Andrews Health Campus, Batesville, with a baked potato bar lunch, one of her favorite things! Pictured with Mathias seated is Carlene Price, Southern District DAR Director, standing front row: Sandy Meisberger and Julie Underwood, standing back row are: Louise Mitchell, Cheryl Welch, Judy Kappes, Ruth Pickett and Janice Wilson. Mathias was an educator in the community for a number of years and is well known for her love for the Ross' Run DAR chapter.