Connie Oeltjen Smith is retiring from Cowden-Herrick school district after 37 years of teaching kindergarten.
Connie was born and raised in Mattoon and is married to Jim Smith.
The family is having an open house for Connie at the community building off Route 128 and Locust Street in Cowden, behind the fire station, on Saturday, May 18, from 2 to 5 p.m. All are welcome to help celebrate her retirement.
Cards may also be sent to he at P.O. Box 57, Cowden IL 62422.