Oscar Ortiz celebrated his retirement from public education with a final performance directing the Chariton Community Band concert on Saturday, June 7th. Following the concert, a reception was held for Mr. Ortiz at the Chariton Community Center. Light refreshments were served.
The Chariton Community Band concert was performed on the Larry J. Clark Memorial Gazebo located on the northeast side of the courthouse lawn. If weather had interrupted the concert it would have been held at the Johnson Auditorium in the Chariton Community Center.
Ortiz taught instrumental music in four Iowa communities during his career. Over 36 years Ortiz taught students in various schools, completing his career at Chariton Middle School for the last 15 years.