A reception honoring Loretta Heman on her 100th birthday will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24, at the Sarcoxie Senior Center. Her children and grandchildren will host the event. Loretta was born on Dec. 11, 1912, the daughter of Fred and Laura Wagner, of Sarcoxie Prairie. She has lived her entire life in the Sarcoxie area and has been a lifelong member of the St. Agnes Catholic Church. Loretta and her late husband, Art, raised their four children, Ken, Delores, Larry and Emma, on the family farm. Loretta worked as a cook with the Sarcoxie School District and later as a nurse's assistant at St. Vincent Hospital in Monett and at various doctor's offices. Friends and family are invited to share this special day with Loretta. The omission of gifts is requested. Those unable to attend may send cards to P.O. Box 38, LaRussell, MO 64848.