OST photo by HILARY FERRAND
47 years of service: Local ER nurse Connie Bright spent close to half a century at Clarke County Hospital. Well over 100 people came out to help celebrate her retirement, with the line to get in the door stretching halfway down the hall. Guests included her son, Ryan Bright, of Des Moines, and his boys, Hayden and Parker. Pictured, from left, are Harper Sorensen, Morgan Sorensen and Statler Sorenson of Leon and Connie Bright of Osceola.