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Final plan released for Clearﬁeld dissolution
Fourth of July celebrations are planned around Ringgold county for the coming holiday and with the mid-week date will be spread out again this year. An Independence Day observance will be held Saturday, June 29 in Kellerton and the Clearﬁeld Lions Club Fourth of July celebration will be Thursday, July 4 in Clearﬁeld. The annual ﬁreworks display at Sun Valley Lake near Ellston is set for Friday, July 5. Kellerton celebration The city of Kellerton has a full slate of activities planned for their celebration. All events are scheduled for Saturday, June 29. The activity will kick off with a parade at 1 p.m. followed by games and cake walk at the park from 2-4 p.m. The kid’s pedal pull will start at 3 p.m. with a free-will donation supper scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. at the community center. At 9 p.m. the Rumley Brothers will play at a street dance in front of the 2nd Home bar and grill. Admission to the dance is $5 with no minors allowed. The ﬁreworks will go off at 10 p.m. and biscuits and gravy will be served at midnight. The event is sponsored by the Kellerton Volunteer Fire Department and Southern Iowa Parks and Recreation. Clearﬁeld celebration The Clearﬁeld Lions Club 60th annual Fourth of July celebration will be centered on the actual day of the holiday. Activities kick off Wednesday, July 3 with the annual tractor and truck pull sanctioned by the Northwest Missouri Tractor Pullers Association. Action will begin at 7 p.m. The public is invited to bring lawn chairs for the event. Clearﬁeld’s ﬁrst annual “BBQ Blowout” begins on Wednesday, and the public will be served beginning at 5 p.m. Thursday. Many other activities are scheduled throughout the day on Thursday, July 4. Activities begin at 9 a.m. with a sandlot volleyball tournament at the park. A baby contest will be held at 1 p.m. that afternoon, followed by kids games in the park at 2 p.m. Foot and sack races, egg toss, tug-of-war and a greased pig contest are planned with cash prizes awarded. Participants are invited to signup for a bean bag tournament at Mickey D’s between 2-3 p.m. A pie contest will begin at 3 p.m. at the Clearﬁeld Lions Club hall. Beginning at 4 p.m. homemade pie and ice cream will be served
July 4th celebrations planned for county
Start in Kellerton on Saturday
at the Lion’s Hall by the United Methodist Church. This will be served until it is gone. The pet show will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Taygold Community Store. The annual parade with the theme “60 Years of Service - 50 Years of State Fair Shuttles” will begin at 6:30 p.m. Antique tractors are invited to carry state ﬂags in the parade. All tractors are to line up west of the Clearview Home beginning at 4 p.m. Following the parade games and attractions such as bingo, the space pillow, dart throw, ring toss, ninja jump and food stands will also be open on main street. The kids’ pedal pull will begin on main street at 7:30 p.m. A local band comprised of Jim George, Dick Stephens, Roger Mick, Terry England and Bill Livingston will provide music for the dance on the slab Thursday evening. Fireworks will close out the night at 10:15 p.m. Activities will conclude on Sunday, July 7 with a church service at 9:30 a.m. in the city park. Details of the events are included in an advertisement in today’s Mount Ayr Record-News. Sun Valley Lake ﬁreworks The annual ﬁreworks display at Sun Valley Lake is set for Friday, July 5, so more lake residents can enjoy them. Rain date will be Saturday, July 6.
The Clearﬁeld school board of directors received the Final Plan of Dissolution from the Dissolution Commission at its regular meeting June 18. Commission chair Doug England stated that he appreciated the hard work of the commission and was happy with the proposed plan. A ﬁnal public hearing regarding the Clearﬁeld CSD Dissolution Proposal is set for July 15 at 6 p.m. in the preschool room (Room #202). The board invites all interested persons to attend and provide their input. After the hearing the board will make a decision to either adopt or amend and adopt the dissolution proposal and set the matter for election. If a decision cannot be reached after the hearing, the board will vote on the proposal on Tuesday, July 16 at the regularly scheduled board meeting. The regular meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. and be held in Room #202. The notice of the ﬁnal public hearing will be published in the Diagonal Progress, Lenox Time Table, Bedford Times Press, Mount Ayr Record-News and Creston News Advertiser. In other action at the meeting, the board approved participation in the National School Lunch program for the upcoming school year; changes to the student, staff and preschool handbooks, the waiving of student fees for the 2013-2014 school year; and the sharing of art teacher Diana Larson with the Diagonal school district.
New city garbage cans distributed
Connor Giles (back) and Jake Ricker deliver new garbage cans to area residents in preparation for the city taking over the garbage collection service soon. The Mount Ayr Raider football team took on the delivery chores as a community service project.
Knedler book signing part of Ayr Days celebration
One attraction for the upcoming Ayr Days celebration is a book signing by two authors with ties to Ringgold county. Janet Barker Knedler of Topeka, KS and Mary Martsching of Mount Ayr will sign books and answer questions at the event to be held at the Mount Ayr Public Librrary. (This week we will proﬁle Knedler and her journey to becoming a published author. Next week we will present a similar interview featuring Martsching.) Former Mount Ayr resident Janet Barker Knedler of Topeka, KS, has written and published a children’s book entitled, “The Funtastic Adventures of Smoki.” Smoki is a rescued shelter dog who doesn’t mind being dressed up or living with cats. She dreams of adventures and sometimes they come true. Knedler is the daughter of Guelda and the late Marshall Barker of Mount Ayr. Rec-News: Please describe your most recent book. JK: “The Funtastic Adventures of Smoki” is about a real dog (our grand-dog) who lives with her family in South Dakota. She was rescued from the pound about 11 years ago and is like one of their children. She somehow understands what they say to her with just words and lets them dress her up in clothing without minding at all. In this book, she dreams of going places, places she has been and dresses accordingly. Anyone who likes dogs, I think would enjoy this book, and it was written with little children in mind. The story was actually started by my son and his family who gave me a home-made book about Smoki for my birthday because I had been so astonished by how much this dog understands human words. She is really a funny, family dog. Rec-News: How many books have you written? JK: I have written several books that I haven’t tried to publish yet. They are just waiting on
Roadside checks planned
The Ringgold County Sheriff’s Ofﬁce will conduct a roadside safety checkpoint on Friday, June 28 in Ringgold county. The intent of a trafﬁc safety checkpoint is to provide for a high visibility, public safety service, focusing on vehicular equipment deﬁciencies, conﬁrming appropriate registration and insurance of vehicles and the valid licensing of drivers. Violations of law or other public safety issues that arise shall be addressed. The Ringgold County Sheriff’s Ofﬁce reminds all motorists that they should always make sure their vehicle is in safe condition with the proper equipment.
Janet Barker Knedler the back burner because I really haven’t had time to try and get them published. It takes a lot of time to follow the correct protocol when contacting and submitting to publishers. You are supposed to only submit to one publisher at a time and it usually takes six weeks or more to hear from them whether they will accept your submissions. If they don’t, then you start all over again. Rec-News: When did you begin writing? JK: I ﬁrst found writing fun and interesting in fourth grade, many years ago. I loved to write mysteries and would just write them on my own and show my teacher. Several times she would read the stories for the whole class. I still have my autograph book, where Mrs. Jones wrote: “I will remember you fondly, when, in the future, you will go down as a famous author.” I don’t know about the famous part, but I did ﬁnally author a book. I have written several articles for small publications. I love to
Mount Ayr city superintendent resigns Lenox mayoral post
Mount Ayr city superintendent Brent Wise has resigned his position as mayor of Lenox effective June 30. Wise announced his resignation at the June 10 Lenox city council meeting. At the June 17 Mount Ayr city council meeting, Wise informed council members that he had “unofﬁcially” sold his home in Lenox and was in the process of buying a home in Mount Ayr. Wise and his wife Kris have three daughters: Kyan 13, Kylian 10 and Kalee 8.
write children’s stories and poems. I wrote several children’s poems for my son’s class when he was in ﬁrst grade and the teacher liked them so well, that she wanted me to keep writing. Years ago, I tried to have them published but ﬁnally got burned out. What helped me try again was the fact that I read where the author of “Roots” got rejected several times over several years before he was published. Rec-News: Where do you ﬁnd your subjects/storylines? JK: I like to write about everyday happenings. Animals are probably my favorite things to write about. I have several poems about children and animals but have read where rhyming verse isn’t easy to get published anymore. Publishers like self-help books or something that teaches a lesson. I don’t always agree with that because I like to read for the enjoyment and entertainment. Rec-News: What is the greatest challenge for a beginning author? JK: I knew it would be very hard to get published, and after talking and contacting publishing companies, you really get disappointed when it seems like the only people that get published are celebrities. My book was published through Mennonite Press, Inc. They are a large printing/self publishing company. I had contacted several publishers, and they wanted more education in the book, so I included a map on certain pages for children to see where the states are located for Smoki’s travels. Several publishing companies I spoke with really enjoyed the sto____________________________
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Board receives extensive updates
The Ringgold County Hospital board members heard extensive updates on reﬁnancing efforts, information on the possibility of converting the clinic portion of the hospital from a provider-based clinic to a provider-based rural health clinic and received Davita’s decision to decline taking over the hospital’s dialysis unit at their regular monthly meeting held, Monday, June 17. Debt reﬁnance Debt reﬁnancing through USDA is progressing as Teresa Roberts, CFO reported on further developments being looked at with the assistance of the Raymond James group. USDA is very willing to help but must work within their guidelines. Bringing RCH needs and USDA requirements together has provided a challenge. Four options were outlined for the board including: 1. A plan of a combination business/industry guarantee with a USDA direct loan which would be used to reﬁnance 50 percent of the A and B bonds, but requires a 10 percent net tangible asset test. At this time RCH does not qualify; ways to meet the requirements are being studied. 2. A plan which transfers hospital assets to a new entity, and the new entity could obtain the USDA direct loan that would pay off all of the A and B bonds at 100 percent funding. This is a technically legal option but would need to be further investigated as to cost report implications and other issues. Further conversation with a bonding attorney will be made on this option. 3. A plan combining a USDA direct loan and a county general obligation bond similar to a project in Webster City. 4. No plan of change because treasury rates are going up and higher treasury rates will lower prepayment penalties. This would provide time to make changes and improve ﬁnances to better qualify for available USDA options. Clinic discussion Regarding the change in classiﬁcation for the clinic, signiﬁcant beneﬁts are available if the conversion of the clinic is approved. The most notable beneﬁt would be a substantial increase in Medicaid payments. Making the transition would provide eligibility for RCH to receive Medicaid payments on a cost-based reimbursement schedule, potentially an estimated $180,000 annually. Outlined requirements must be met to have this conversion approved, and Roberts and staff will continue to work toward determining speciﬁcs to meet the established criteria. Dialysis decision In the decision by Davita, it was explained that although the dialysis unit at RCH is in good shape, the payer mix does not provide needed revenue to support the unit. To clarify the term “payer mix” and their differences, it was explained that commercial payers (insurance companies) reimburse at higher rates than Medicare for end-stage renal failure, the primary condition for patients served by the RCH dialysis unit. Presently, payer mix at RCH’s unit includes no patients with a ____________________________
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Snapshots of Ringgold County Welcome to Ringgold County
As part of our commemoration of the Record-News’ 150th year of publishing, each week we will feature a photo of life in Ringgold County. “Snapshots of Ringgold County” photos will vary as the seasons and events dictate. In this photo, the signage that greets visitors to our county’s towns is featured. This is the seventeenth of the photos in our commemorative series.
County fair plans released
Plans for the 2013 Ringgold County Fair, which will run July 10-14, have been announced. A full schedule of events and activities can be found in the Ringgold County fair book now available at the Mount Ayr Record-News ofﬁce or the Ringgold County Extension ofﬁce. Theme for the fair this year is “We’ve Got a Good Thing Growing.” For the ﬁrst time, passes for admission to all entertainment events will be available. The cost is $35 for adults aged 13 and over and $15 for youth aged 6-12. Passes are available at Hilltop Vet Clinic and the Extension ofﬁce Wristbands will also be available for all 4-H and Clover Kid members for admission to all entertainment events. These will cost $10 and be available on the ﬁrst day of the fair at the 4-H ofﬁce. The schedule for the fair, which opens on Wednesday and closes with the annual 4-H/FFA auction on Sunday evening, remains much the same. Evening entertainment schedule is also part of the announcement. The annual Ringgold County Fair queen and princess contest
and Bill Riley Talent Show will be held Wednesday, July 10, at 7:30 p.m. The Grand River Rodeo Company will present a rodeo with mutton busting and the fair cowgirl queen and princess contest Thursday, July 11. The mutton busting begins at 7 p.m. A dance sponsored by the County Council will be held on the grass area east of the grooming facility. Friday night’s entertainment features a truck pull beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday night’s entertainment will be the demolition derby, beginning at 8 p.m. There will also be an ATV race that afternoon. Sunday there will be a mud run at noon and the annual livestock sale closes the fair at 6 p.m. A sale supper will precede the sale. Times for judging of all the events and other fun activities are can be found in the schedule included in the fair book.
Opinion Now this is the way to write a column! THOUGHTS
Hello from the balcony of our berth on Zandaam, a Holland-America cruise ship plying the waters between Vancouver, B.C. and Alaska. Now this is the way to write a column. Just a jacket for a cool breeze. Breezing along without hardly a ripple of movement in our seventh ﬂoor, fore, starboard location. The sea stretching out to the horizon. It’s a “day at sea” without a port of call, so there’s not a lot of scenery to click away at with my camera. Commerce is going full blast on a day when the shops can be open on the ship. I’m keeping an eye pealed for whales. And I’m typing away. This is the ﬁrst cruise that Valle and I have ever taken, and from the feedback we got from people when we said were were planning an Alaskan Cruise, it was a good one to choose for being cruise newbies. Once before Valle and I had signed up for a cruise, leaving out of Texas, but that cruise was cancelled due to mechanical problems. This time it looks like things are going to go better. We began our adventure with a full day of travel to ﬂy to Vancouver, B.C. where we spent a day site seeing and relaxing. Vancouver is the third largest city in Canada, and it has a lot to offer -- from the largest urban park in the Northern Hemisphere to a large Chinatown and from the most diverse population in Canada to all things you would expect in a big city -- and maybe a few more. One of the interesting parts of the city, which is bridged together over several parts of the harbor and tributaries, is the denseness of the housing. There are skyscraper after skyscraper of condominiums providing housing in several pods around the city. Not all the tall buildings are in the core downtown area. One of the things that Vancouver is known for is being a movie-making capital, and we ran into one of the sets downtown while we were exploring. It was a nice day, so they had a huge rain machine and wind machines to indicate a rain storm on the scene. When we went by, they were repeating a scene where emergency crews were evacuating someone when an explosion went off. We didn’t get close enough to see any detail, but it was fun to know what was going on. We took a tour of the city by bus, and stopped at Granville Island for a walking tour. The island, which used to be an industrial complex, is now an arts and entertainment mecca. There is an art school there. There are innumerable shops and a market with fresh
Mount Ayr Record-News
Thursday, June 27, 2013
& other things
BY ALAN SMITH
produce, meat, ﬂowers, bagels and more. No box stores are allowed on the island. They had one building set up like what I always thought would be a good use for the old Glendenning Motors building on Taylor St. Shops around the outside sold the artisans’ wares while the middle of the building housed the studios where the artisans worked. For the kids there was a kids store warehouse, with about any kind of item a kid could want packed into an old paint factory. Stanley Park, the large green space that is part of the Vancouver, was another of our destinations. It includes a rain forest with 1,000 year old trees. There are all kinds of museums and other attractions to see as well, including beautifully carved and painted totem poles. We were surprised a time or two. Like when we walked past a restaurant which had two Lambourginis parked outside. We decided for sure that that wasn’t where were were going to eat. A couple of restaurants were suggested at the hotel and we enjoyed both of them -- eating breakfast at a Greek-owned restaurant for both mornings and taking in a swank Chinese restaurant for dinner one night. We walked down and saw the Olympic torch from the Winter Olympics in Vancouver. We stayed in a hotel that was part of Canada One, a convention center complex, that also includes the ports for the huge cruise ships that come to the city everyday. To get on the cruise ship, we had to go through both Canadian and U.S. Customs in the big ship terminal. I’ve been through many airport terminals, but this was the ﬁrst boat terminal. Soon we were waving goodbye to the people on shore as we pulled away. And I’ll pull away to continue with a column about cruising for next week, with ones about Alaska to come. Should keep me writing for quite awhile. But that’s easy to do from a boat balcony.
Good grief, Charlie Brown, they’ve done it again!
You can’t blame it on the little red-haired girl, or even Lucy. Charlie Brown, they’ve done it again -- failed to pass a new farm bill, that is. How could that have happened? The amazing gladiators in the pits of the House of Representatives have grabbed defeat from the arms of victory by suddenly and decisively voting down the House’s hard-won version of what used to be routine legislation, thereby covering their own faces with egg and insulting the dignity of America’s farmers -- again! I’m beginning to think it’s a generational thing. Somewhere along the way these kids didn’t learn to play sandbox and now they don’t play well with others on any level. Interestingly, or disgustingly, it seems to be a phenomenon of both liberal and conservative politics these days: If you’re for it, I’m against it. And, in the case of the far right wing Tea Party types that lurk in the shadows of the House well, it’s: I’m against it -- period, lieve in either one. Instead, they have invented their own twisted version of the constitution and the role of the Founding Fathers, leaving those of us brought up to truly believe in America sitting on the side of the political road, deep in consternation. Simply stated, the Democrats in the House wanted the bill to fail to prove their point that steep cuts in food stamp programs was bad for America’s kids. Right wing Republicans wanted to see it fail because, well, because... In their view, the food stamp cuts (over $20 billion) were not enough, and most of them didn’t believe that the nation’s farmers deserved a safety net, even one in the form of commercial enterprise, crop insurance premiums. There was a day, not long ago, when it was both the stated and unstated policy of the United States government to provide a farm safety net and to take care of the nation’s needy. You could argue over whether they should both be a product of the farm bill, but at least, we cared. Press reports said reporters and congressmen alike gawked as the vote tabulations moved inexorably into the “no” column during the ﬂoor vote. Nearly all could not believe their own eyes. The shock and awe was so great that Rep. Steve King (R-IA) said afterward that he didn’t know what would happen next. Perhaps, he seemed to state, cooler heads could prevail later and bring the bill back for consideration after the July 4 recess. No one is holding their breath until then. I’ll see ya!
Fifty Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr RecordNews, Thursday, June 20, 1963.) The Mount Ayr Junior Chamber of Commerce received its charter Friday night. The ofﬁcers and directors of the organization are Norman Milledge, director; Bob Evans, vice president; Bill Monaghan, secretary; James Mahan, Jr., second vice president; Richard Reynolds, president; Arlen F. Hughes, treasurer; Eben Jones, director, and Gary McCullough, director. A picnic dinner was enjoyed Tuesday evening of last week in Fife’s Grove by the citizens’ Band Radio Operators of the ringgoldTaylor county area and their families. During a business meeting held following the dinner, the following ofﬁcers were elected: president, Max buck; vice president, Clyde Hogue; secretary-treasurer, Mrs. Ames Cross; reporter, Michael Warin; communications, Gerald Young, and trafﬁc manager, Nick Duros. Jeffrey Lynn Farmer, nine-yearold son of George and Roberta Lamb Farmer, was fatally injured Wednesday morning of last week in a bicycle-truck accident in Omaha, NE to which city the family had moved the preceding Sunday. Jeffrey was returning on his bicycle to his home from a distance of only a few blocks, where he had been sent on an errand for his parents, when the accident happened on Dodge Street. Born June 15, 1953, in Mount Ayr, Jeffrey would have observed his 10th birthday anniversary on Saturday. He is survived by his parents; a brother, Mark Wesley; an infant sister, Joni Kay and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Glee Lamb of Clarinda, formerly of Mount Ayr. Mrs. S. C. Rice, librarian of the Mount Ayr Public Library, has tendered her resignation, effective July 1, to the board of trustees. Mrs. Rice has capably served as librarian for the past nine years. With full cooperation of the weatherman, work on Mount Ayr’s new swimming pool has progressed steadily during the past week. If continued, the pool should be in operation by the ﬁrst of next week. That is the consensus of the swimming pool committee. The pool has been painted, the bath house is in the process of being painted and
LOOKING BACK in the Early Files
the deck is ﬁnished. Twelve 4-Hers of Ringgold county attended the State 4-H Club Conference held last week on the campus of Iowa State University in Ames and participated in the election of the 1963 ofﬁcers. Ringgold county’s two presidents, Patty Stephens of Diagonal and Raymond Shields of Tingley, attended the pre-conference workshop on Monday and Tuesday, and Roger Reece was a member of the state 4-H chorus. Other conference delegates in attendance were Diane Saltzman of Mount Ayr; Kay Schaefer, Rayma Stewart and Mike Giles of Ellston; Quita Lininger of Shannon City; Donald Goins of Diagonal; Andy Abarr of Redding, and Dennis Miller and Craig Riggs of Tingley. Carl Riggs of Tingley and Mrs. Helen Streebin and Milt Henderson of Mount Ayr also attended the conference. Births reported at Ringgold County Hospital this week were a son, born June 13, to Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Adams of Grant City, MO and a son, born June 15, to Mr. and Mrs. Roger Newberry of Lamoni. Obituaries in this issue were Nova Vernon Tyrrel and Artie Beulah Thompson Thurman. Twenty-ﬁve Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr RecordNews, Thursday, June 30, 1988.) The side of Grace’s Grocery store in Diagonal took on a completely new look this week when a mural was painted by Phoenix, AZ resident Lawrence Kilgore. Kilgore, who owns property north of Diagonal where he hopes to retire in a couple of years, is a professional artist and sign painter, and also painted all the signs along the highways outside the community inviting people to the celebration. A Diagonal native, Kilgore studied commercial art in Des Moines and drew a syndicate comic strip “Sandy Hill for three and one-half years before moving to Phoenix, where he has had a sign business since 1955. Kilgore and a Creston helper painted the wall-size mural after volunteers plastered the old brick wall in preparation for his work, one of a number of community spruce-up jobs done for the centennial celebration. A quick glance at the corn ﬁelds in Ringgold county and one might expect to see interest expressed by
pineapple processors like Dole. It looked like expanses of pineapple ﬁelds in Iowa the way the leaves on the corn plants have curled up to form spikes because of the dry weather and hot temperatures of this year’s drought. Corn and soybeans are still green, but the effects of the weather are easily seen on the crops, and though the northern parts of the county have received some moisture recently, all the county’s crops are still needing rain badly. Temperatures, which have set a record for being in the 100-degree range or higher in June so far, have moderated slightly with passing fronts, but still have ranged more like those expected in August instead of June. Mount Ayr Community school ofﬁcials were waiting Tuesday to hear if an offer made to a candidate for junior-senior high school principal would be accepted. The candidate asked for more time to make a ﬁnal decision after the board voted Monday night to off the position at a salary of $37,000. There was a nightmarish rehearsal for the D-Day invasion of Normandy during World War II that resulted in the deaths of 749 American soldiers on the night of April 27, 1944. This was four times the number of casualties their units sustained on Utah Beach six weeks later. This information went down with the ships and was considered to be a very well-kept United States government secret. Now, some 44 years later, key persons have begun to tenaciously ask questions and individuals, including Cathy Ward of Mount Ayr, are getting more answers. She is hearing about her father, Ivan J. Brown, who went down with a ship carrying him to a simulated landing drill some 15 miles off the southern coast of England. It was called “Operation Tiger.” Brown was in 3206 Quartermaster COC-U.S. Army during WWII. First baby born at Ringgold County Hospital after Father’s Day was honored with a gift of pork products from the Ringgold County Pork Producers and Porkettes. The Father’s Day baby was Wesley Hamilton, born Thursday, June 23, to Kenneth and Lori Hamilton of Bethany, MO. Wesley was born at
Letter to the Editor
Writer questions county budgets
Misinformation - uncorrected becomes truth... I realize the information in this letter is a little dated, but the ofﬁcial minutes of the 3 June 2013 Supervisors’ meeting were not published until 13 June, and a response (via letter to the editor) was not therefore possible until 20 June. The third paragraph of Board of Supervisors’ Resolution RC 13-112 reads: “Whereas, the Board of Supervisors was going to provide the secondary roads department nearly $500,000 of additional funding by raising property taxes to be used on county roads but was met with opposition by taxpayers at the budget hearing and therefore...decided not to provide the secondary roads department this additional funding and left the property taxes at their current levels...” The taxpayers did indeed object - mostly because the levy increase (25 percent) was too big and the $500,000 provided no additional funding for road work or bridge repair but rather was to pay the beneﬁts packages for county employees (sec roads and others). At some point the Supervisors understood they were limited in the amount of Basic Fund property tax money they could by law provide to Secondary Roads and so only raised property taxes by 2.4 percent. As a point of reference, salaries in the administrative ofﬁce of secondary roads (county engineer plus two) use up 22 percent of the property tax monies paid into me Secondary Roads Fund... The fourth paragraph reads: “Whereas, the secondary roads department has catalogued approximately $1,000,000 of ﬂood damage from this spring’s ﬂooding...” An $871,372 FEMA grant was added to the current year budget in the 20 May 2013 Amendment of which 94 percent ($833,372) was budgeted for expenditure for paving ($773,372) and grounds maintenance supplies ($60,000). One of the objections to the budget Amendment noted that the correct amount of Basic Fund transfers (General and Rural) were not made to the secondary roads budget in the initial FY 2013 budget, and the Amendment did not ﬁx that discrepancy (and it won’t be ﬁxed). Secondary roads are funded to be gravel roads, and half the cost of replacing paved secondary roads (or paving new ones) is supposed to be paid by the landowners on either side of the road via bonds and a tax levy to pay off the bonds. Reversion to gravel is the choice of the people who own the property along the pavement, not the Supervisors. Just thought you’d like to know... Kevin Kilgore Diagonal Need a gift idea? Mount Ayr Record-News subscriptions make a gift that gives 52 times a year.
4:03 p.m. and weighed in at nine pounds, 12 1/2 ounces and was 21 1/2 inches long. The bigger the boy, the more pork given, so his parents received his weight in pork products. Bob Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Smith of rural Beaconsﬁeld, has been accepted for the Iowa Highway Patrol Academy. He will go to Camp Dodge near Des Moines on July 5 to start 14 weeks of instruction. Smith is a 1982 graduate of Mount Ayr Community high school and completes work toward an industrial arts and agriculture technology degree from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville this summer. The birth reported this week was a son, born June 23, to Kenneth and Lori Hamilton of Bethany, MO. Obituaries this week were Clifford Sylvester Taylor, Myra Ada Meixner Osborn, Elvira Elizabeth Mateer Morse and Andrew Jay Welling. Ten Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr RecordNews, Thursday, June 19, 2003.) Deputy sheriff Mike Sobotka attended the city council meeting Monday night to share information on a grant that would place a video camera in one of the patrol cars that the city owns. The city and council participate it the STEP program, which calls for stepped up enforcement of such items as seat belt use. In return, grants are available for local law enforcement agencies. Two highways in Ringgold county that currently are owned and maintained by the state will soon have a change in ownership. The state will transfer the title over to Ringgold county for 6.64 miles of road known as Route 66, which links Highway 2 with the Diagonal city limits, and the one mile of road known as Route 259, which links Highway 169 to the Tingley city limits, on July 1, 2003. Last June Ringgold county’s astronaut Peggy Whitson was heading into space for a six-month visit to the International Space Station, where she recorded many ﬁrsts, including being named the ﬁrst science ofﬁcer in space in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration program. This June Whitson is off on another adventure -- this time spending two weeks at the bottom of the ocean -- as the ﬁrst astronaut to compare experience in space with life underwater. Obituaries this week were Ernest Orren Bastow, Lucille Maxine Shields Kilgore and Orpha Vivian Combs Reynolds.
BY LISA WILSON
The Governor’s Trafﬁc Safety Bureau and Iowa law enforcement agencies are teaming up to save lives this 4th of July holiday by asking everyone to buckle up. July 1 – 7, law enforcement agencies around the state will be conducting “High Visibility” enforcement, cracking down on trafﬁc violators, especially those motorists and occupants not buckled up. Since its inception in 1986, Iowa’s seat belt law has been a primary law, allowing ofﬁcers to pull over violators solely for not being belted. A seat belt violation citation will cost $127.50.
Seat belt use stressed over extended holiday weekend
for purely political reasons and an undying belief that the reason they were elected is to kill the federal government. I don’t remember seeing that in the civics book chapter on republican government, but these days that doesn’t matter. They don’t crack any civics books, these frothing diehards. They don’t understand republican with a small “r” or democracy with a small “d.” And, actually, they no longer be-
As of June 12, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation, Iowa has experienced 117 trafﬁc fatalities in 2013. This is a reduction of 38 fewer deaths than this time last year. According to the same data, more than 38.5 percent or 37 of the fatalities involved individuals who were not using a seat belt. During the July sTEP wave in 2012, nearly 16,000 total trafﬁc violations including 1,223 seat belt and 4,753 speed violations were reported by 1,444 enforcement ofﬁcers and 226 agencies around the state.
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SIMPLE MISDEMEANOR AND TRAFFIC CONVICTIONS June 13 - June 20, 2013 Lyndsey M. Werner, Mount Ayr, $397.50, driving while license denied, suspended or cancelled. Zachary John Michael Becker, Tingley, $127.50, dark window/ windshield. Haley Lynn Huhn, Nevada, $114.00, speeding 6-10 m.p.h. over the speed limit. FROM RINGGOLD COUNTY DISTRICT COURT • June 17 - A trial information was ﬁled in district court charging Cameron James Stark of Casey with conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance (marijuana). Bond set previously at $5,000.00 continues and a preliminary hearing was cancelled. Stark is ordered to appear for arraignment on Monday, July 15, 2013 at the Ringgold county courthouse. • June 17 - A trial information was ﬁled in district court charging Denny Gene Stark of Kellerton with driving while intoxicated. Bond set previously at $1,000.00 continues and a preliminary hearing was cancelled. Stark is ordered to appear for arraignment on Monday, July 15, 2013 at the Ringgold county courthouse. • June 17 - A trial information was ﬁled in district court charging Jeffrey Neil Jochims of Ellston with operating while intoxicated. Bond set previously at $2,000.00 continues and a preliminary hearing was cancelled. Jochims is ordered to appear for arraignment on Monday, July 15, 2013 at the Ringgold county courthouse. • June 17 - A deferred judgment was ﬁled in district court convicting Alan Huffman of theft in the ﬁrst degree, a class A felony and burglary in the third degree, a class D felony. Huffman must pay a ﬁne of $1,000.00 for count one and $750.00 for count two, $2,400.00 in jail cost, $200.00 in court costs and $250 in law enforcement initiative surcharges. Defendant is to be placed on supervised probation with the Iowa Department of Correctional Services for three years and to pay a supervision fee to the Iowa Department of Correctional Services. Defendant to give a DNA sample to Iowa Department of Correctional Services. The defendant shall pay restitution to the victims of his crimes as set by subsequent order of the court. The defendant shall fully participate in recommended services through Support Services of South Central Iowa, including his support team case manager Sandy White. The defendant shall fully participate in mental health tratment as recommended including any prescribed medication regiment. • June 17 - A deferred judgment was ﬁled in District Court convicting David Fredrick Raedeker of sexual exploitation of a minor. Raedeker must pay a ﬁne of $625.00 Iowa Code 907.14, $250.00 Iowa Code 692A.110 and $300.00 supervisor fee. Defendant is to give a DNA sample to Iowa Department of Correctional Services. The defendant shall successfully complete a sex offender treatment program. The defendant shall register as a sex offender. The defendant shall be committed to the custody of the directors of the Iowa Department of Corrections for a period of 10 years with eligibilty for parole. The defendant shall contact the probation supervisor within three days of the ﬁling of this judgement to schedule an appointment to meet with his probation ofﬁcer and sign a probation aggreement and shall abide by all reasonable rules and regulations that may be prescribed in that agreement. RINGGOLD COUNTY SHERIFF’S LOG
June 13 - June 19, 2013 Thursday, June 13 8:17 a.m., caller reporting gun shots at old lake (MA) 8:27 a.m., starving horses running loose (CO) 8:51a.m., stranded car (CO) 9:30 a.m., jail/inmate information (OC) 10:35 a.m., call back requested (CO) 10:40 a.m., information on dumped horses (OC) 12:11 p.m., call for ofﬁcer (OC) 12:16 p.m., call for ofﬁcer (OC) 12:34 p.m., call for dispatch (OC) 12:41 p.m., civil (MA) 12:43 p.m., SOR in area (OC) 1:25 p.m., call for sheriff (MA) 1:28 p.m., gas drive-off reported (MA) 1:40 p.m., horses on highway (KE) 1:42 p.m., horses on highway (KE) 1:43 p.m., horses on highway (KE) 1:47 p.m., call for ofﬁcer (KE) 1:54 p.m., message for ofﬁcer (OC) 2:01 p.m., message for ofﬁcer (OC) 2:07 p.m., 911 call (KE) 2:08 p.m., meeting to talk to ofﬁcer (MA) 2:32 p.m., call for ofﬁcer (OC) 2:52 p.m., needs bee removal number (MA) 3:07 p.m., animal rescue calling for ofﬁcer (OC) 5:00 p.m., information needed from dispatch (OC) 5:16 p.m., jail/inmate information (MA) 5:32 p.m., needs ofﬁcer (KE) 6:01 p.m., advising picking up horses (MA) 6:17 p.m., 911 call (KE) 6:28 p.m., caller needs assistance (KE) 6:50 p.m., 911 call (MA) 10:42 p.m., lockout (MA) Friday, June 14 7:13 a.m., Taylor county calling in with information about inmate. (OC) 7:36 a.m., caller advising they have paper work for ofﬁcer (CO) 7:46 a.m., Union county coming for inmate/court (OC) 8:17 a.m., call about license plates (MA) 8:47 a.m., vandalism (MA) 9:05 a.m., t-shirts (MA) 9:15 a.m., looking for ambulance (OC) 9:22 a.m., call for chief ofﬁcer (OC) 9:39 a.m., information on 10-50 (MA) 10:20 a.m., call for sheriff (OC) 10:53 a.m., information for sheriff (MA) 11:20 a.m., county attorney ofﬁce requesting information (MA) 12:48 p.m., Taylor county with prisoner information (OC) 1:30 p.m., dog on road (MA) 2:01 p.m., former inmate looking for contacts (OC) 2:32 p.m., call for chief ofﬁcer (MA) 3:43 p.m., Taylor county with inmate information (OC) 3:55 p.m., tree ﬁre (MA) 3:58 p.m., ofﬁcer checking in (CO) 4:13 p.m., call out (CO) 4:27 p.m., cattle damage report request (CO) 4:33 p.m., dog run over (MA) 4:59 p.m., caller with information about a vehicle case (MA) 5:16 p.m., 911 call, ambulance (MA) 5:43 p.m., Tac 10 (OC) 6:11 p.m., Tac 10 (OC) Saturday, June 15 5:16 a.m., need ambulance (MA) 6:02 a.m., 911 call, no one wanted to talk (DI) 7:09 a.m., jail/inmate information (OC) 7:47 a.m., REC power out (CO) 9:31 a.m., stolen items reported (KE) 1:20 p.m., caller inquiring about library hours Monday and other visitor tourist information (OC) 1:30 p.m., walk-in with gun question (MA) 2:10 p.m., security company with an alarm problem (MA)
3:55 p.m., REC calls two trees, down on lines (MA) 4:13 p.m., T checking on weather (CO) 5:11 p.m., reckless driver racing up and down road (MA) 6:55 p.m., car/deer-deer lost (MA) 9:47 p.m., needing ambulance (MA) 11:14 p.m., barking dogs Jefferson/Fillmore St. (MA) Sunday, June 16 6:37 a.m., domestic 911 call (OC) 7:27 a.m., cows out (CO) 8:22 a.m., call for jail (OC) 10:17 a.m. caller needing welfare check (CO) 10:33 a.m., caller needing magistrate (OC) 11:05 a.m., report of calf out (CO) 11:21 a.m., individual asking to speak with ofﬁcer (MA) 12:59 p.m., inmate information (OC) 1:01 p.m., inmate information (OC) 1:23 p.m., call for ofﬁcer (CO) 3:55 p.m., help needed water heater ﬂooding house can’t ﬁnd plumber (MA) 4:34 p.m., lost dog (MA) Monday, June 17 6:09 a.m., call for dispatch (OC) 6:54 a.m., clerk checking in (CO) 8:00 a.m., call for clerk (MA) 8:57 a.m., call for jail (OC) 9:30 a.m., call for sheriff (KE) 9:39 a.m., call for jail (MA) 9:40 a.m., caller reporting burglar alarm going off (SC) 10:06 a.m., caller advised burglar alarm is false (SC) 10:32 a.m., call for sheriff (OC) 10:56 a.m., caller setting up visitation (OC) 11:05 a.m., caller needing guidance (CO) 11:23 a.m., call for ofﬁcer on duty (KE) 11:30 a.m., call for chief ofﬁcer (MA) 11:33 a.m., 911 call, false alarm (OC) 11:56 a.m., ofﬁcer checking in (CO) 11:58 a.m., call for jail (OC) 12:03 p.m., other county call for jail (OC) 12:54 p.m., 911 call (MA) 1:00 p.m., reporting suspicious activity (MA) 2:24 p.m., call for ofﬁcer (MA) 2:54 p.m., call for ofﬁcer’s assistance (MA) 3:29 p.m., reporting phone scam (MA) 3:33 p.m., call for 911 coordinator (OC) 4:10 p.m., call for jail/inmate (OC) 9:50 p.m., barking dog (MA) Tuesday, June 18 2:04 a.m., needing an ofﬁcer (MA) 7:06 a.m., call for sheriff (MA) 9:53 a.m., ambulance needed (MA) 12:53 p.m., call for ofﬁcer (OC) 1:30 p.m., jail/inmate questions (MA) 2:37 p.m., suspicious vehicle (TI) 6:19 p.m., 911 call (KE) 7:20 p.m., suspicious vehicle (KE) 8:50 p.m., jail/inmate call (MA) Wednesday, June 19 10:50 a.m., accident (RE) 10:51 a.m., jail information needed (OC) 11:07 a.m., intoxicated driver (KE) 11:10 a.m., four-911 calls at same time (KE) 11:11 a.m., accident (KE) 11:40 a.m., information for ofﬁcers (KE) 12:00 p.m., call for ofﬁcer (OC) 1:09 p.m., call for sheriff (OC) 1:14 p.m., message for sheriff (OC) 1:34 p.m., 911 call COURTHOUSE NEWS Ringgold County Courthouse hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.
to 4 p.m. unless noted otherwise. Ringgold county now has a website at www.ringgoldcounty. us. • Assessor: Neil Morgan, 4643233. • Auditor: Amanda Waske, 464-3239. • Board of Supervisors: David Inloes, chairman, Royce Dredge and Kraig Pennington, members, 464-3244. Supervisors meetings are open to the public and are held in the supervisors conference room located on the second ﬂoor between the clerk of court and auditor’s ofﬁce. On days the board is not scheduled to be in ofﬁce, please direct all inquiries to the auditor’s ofﬁce. To schedule a meeting time with the supervisors, contact the auditor’s ofﬁce. Regular board meetings are held on Mondays with ofﬁcial public notice of the meeting agendas posted at the Ringgold county courthouse, Mount Ayr Record News, Sun Valley Lake and Diagonal city hall the day before. • Clerk of Court (a state ofﬁce): Jackie Saville, 464-3234; fax: 464-2478. Ofﬁce hours: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8 a.m. noon and 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. The clerk’s ofﬁce handles alimony and child support payments, probates, civil and criminal ﬁlings, magistrate’s court and records and services of adoptions, conservatorships, court proceedings, divorces, estates, grand jury, guardianships, judgments, juvenile proceedings, mechanic’s liens, mental health admissions, petit jury, surety company certiﬁcates, state hospital, trafﬁc violations, trust funds, trusteeships. Certiﬁed copies can be made of above listed records. Court records are also available at www.iowacourts.gov. • County Conservation Board: Kate Zimmerman, phone: 464-2787, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please contact for information on rules and regulations, parks, trail ways, camping, shelter reservations, environmental education and more. Parks are open March 15 - November 15. Walk-in trafﬁc is allowed year round. • County Weed Commissioner: Brenda Adams, 641-783-2348. • Development and Tourism: Karen Bender, Coordinator, 4643704. If anyone has any calendar events, please contact the development ofﬁce at 641-464-3704. • E-911 Service Board: Merle Walter, 307 N. Webster St., Mount Ayr, 464-3311. • Emergency Management Agency: Teresa Jackson, Coordinator, 109 W. Madison St., Suite 105, cell: 641-202-9671; phone: 464-3344; fax: 464-0663, email: email@example.com. Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The tornado sirens in Mount Ayr will be tested the ﬁrst Tuesday of each month unless there is severe weather. • Engineer: Zach Gunsolley, P.E., 464-3232. 707 South Henderson Drive. Ofﬁce hours: Monday Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. • General Relief: Gary Smith, 109 W. Madison St., 464-2397. Mondays and Thursdays, 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Tuesdays, 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.; Closed Wednesdays and Fridays. In case of emergency 641-464-2397 or 641-202-1199. • Recorder: Karen Schaefer, 464-3231. Passport applications are taken daily from 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. and noon - 4 p.m. Certiﬁed vital records can be obtained from 8 a.m. - noon and 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. The recorder’s ofﬁce serves as a passport agent. Items needed to apply are: certiﬁed copy of birth certiﬁcate, driver’s license or state issued ID, two-inch square passport photos and passport application (both available at recorder’s ofﬁce) and fees. Allow four to six weeks from date of application to receive passport book or card from the passport agency. Expedited
service is available for an additional fee. Individuals with recent name changes can get their passport book/card updated without a fee within one year of issue. Forms may be obtained at the recorder’s ofﬁce. For additional information call the recorder’s ofﬁce or go to www.travel.state.gov/passport. • Sanitarian: Ringgold County Public Health Agency, 464-0691. Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. • Public Health Agency: 119 S. Fillmore, 464-0691. Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. • Sheriff: Mike Sobotka, Emergency Only 911, Non-Emergency (Available 24/7) 464-3921 or 4642911. New location at the Ringgold County Law Enforcement Center, 801 West South Street. Hours are 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Road Conditions - dial 511 or online at www.IowaRoadConditions. org. • Treasurer: Debbie Cannon, 464-3230. Property taxes can be paid online at www.iowatreasurers.org with Visa, Master Card and Discover credit cards or e-checks. Payments made in the ofﬁce may be with cash, checks or with a Master Card, Visa or Discover credit or debit card. All documents conveying real estate need to have the name and address of the person to whom the property tax statement is to be mailed. Please check renewal notices and tax statements for the correct information. If the information is wrong, contact the treasurer’s ofﬁce. Motorists can now renew motor vehicle registrations online at www.iowatreasurers.org if a renewal notice is received through the United States Postal Service that contains a personal identiﬁcation number (PIN). Please be aware that the PIN can only be used one time. Contact the treasurer’s ofﬁce for more information. Those with June birth dates are reminded to register their motor vehicles by July 31, 2013. Bring in the renewal statement received in the mail so renewals can be quickly processed. • Driver’s License Ofﬁce: Located in the Treasurer’s Ofﬁce. Driver’s licenses may be renewed any time during the period of 30 calendar days before and up to 60 calendar days after the driver’s birth date. The driver’s license station hours are Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Phone 464-3230 with questions. • Veterans Affairs: Gary Smith, 109 W. Madison St., 464-2397. Mondays and Thursdays, 7:30
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ry and where the adventures take Smoki, but most of them weren’t accepting anything submitted for children’s books until 2014 or beyond. I talked to several self-publishing companies, and they said this is the way most people are going now because there are over 270,000 books submitted each year and only about two percent ever get published. It is very hard, so you need to be patient. With my book, I had several photos to submit along with text. Getting the publisher to accept the photos was challenging. The photos had to be a certain pixel, certain size and formatting it correctly took several tries. Mennonite Press was nice to work with and patient with me. Rec-News: Describe your writing “routine.” JK: I write at different times. Most of the time my ideas come while riding along the road on a vacation, especially, the poems about everything and anything. I try to keep a notebook to write them down, so I won’t forget them. Rec-News: In your opinion, are writers born or can they be made? JK: I think some people are just born with the ability to write, being musical or being an artist, etc. I didn’t especially love English in school, but I did like spelling and grammar. Spelling is especially important when trying to get published or even writing a resume. I worked several years with government and state publications for the Kansas State Historical Society with the library division. I learned a lot about how to read the print included in the publications that you usually don’t pay any attention to, such as issue and volume numbers, call numbers, publishers, etc. It was all very interesting. Rec-News: In your opinion, is writing more inspiration or perspiration? JK: With this book, trying to get everything formatted, photos included, and talking many times with the publisher on changes, etc... I would say inspiration 20 percent and perspiration 80 percent. Be prepared to make lots of changes, be able to format correctly, spend lots of time talking to the publisher and understand the a.m. - 4 p.m.; Tuesdays, 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.; Closed Wednesdays and Fridays. In case of emergency 641-464-2397 or 641-202-1199.
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language of the publisher as far as what you will need for the book. You need an ISBN number so publishing companies or stores can link your name with the books you write. Also a barcode and Library of Congress number are usually included in the book, if you are planning on selling in book stores. In this day and age of digital and computer technology, it helps to get your information out to the public. I have “The Funtastic Adventures of Smoki” on www.amazon.com to see a few pages before purchasing and also www.mennonitepress.com has pages to view from the book. You can also contact janylynpublications@yahoo. com for information on purchasing a book or come by and see me at the Mount Ayr Library from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. for a book signing on July 20 for Ayr Days.
Tomorrow (Friday) is the absolute last day to send pictures and information for county fair exhibitors who want to be included in this year’s special Fair Edition that will appear in next week’s Record-News. Pictures and information may be emailed to recnews@iowatelecom. net or delivered to the Record-News ofﬁce. Also, if individuals, groups or businesses wish to sponsor a 4-H exhibitor, please call Tom Hawley at 464-2440.
Ringgold County courthouse and offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4, 2013 in observance of Independence Day. Have a safe and happy Fourth of July.
Ringgold County Board of Supervisors
4th of July Celebration
Saturday, June 29, 2013
1:00 P.M. Parade (Start up will be at ball park) 2:00 - 4:00 P.M. Games/Cake Walk 3:00 P.M. Kid’s Pedal Pull 5:00 P.M. Freewill Donation Supper at the COMMUNITY CENTER 9:00 P.M. Rumley Brothers Street Dance in front of 2nd Home -$5.00 Per Person, NO MINORS 10:00 P.M. FIREWORKS!!! 12:00 A.M. Biscuits and Gravy
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Social Community Calendar
NOTICE - If you would like your organization’s meeting dates to appear in the calendar, please contact Record-News staff at 464-2440. Thursday, June 27 Ringgold County Sportsman’s Club annual meeting at Stutzman Auction Center at 6 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous meeting at 8 p.m. at the Neighborhood Center, Mount Ayr. Saturday, June 29 Kellerton’s Fourth of July celebration. Open house for Joe and Bernadine Sobotka’s 60th wedding anniversary at the Diagonal community building from 2 to 4 p.m. If unable to attend, cards and correspondence may be sent to them at 200 W. First Street, Diagonal, IA 50845. Kelly McGuire’s Concert at the Lake at The South Shore Bar & Grill at the Sun Valley Lake Club House from 8 to 11 p.m. Sunday, June 30 Ellston Pioneer Center is open from 1 to 4 p.m. or by appointment for groups of ﬁve or more. Call Linda and Bob Swanson at 641-783-2155. Monday, July 1 Thin Within support group will meet at 5 p.m. at the Lighthouse. Mount Ayr City Council will meet at 6 p.m. at Mount Ayr City Hall. Jam session at the Mount Ayr American Legion building from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Mount Ayr Order of the Eastern Star will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Masonic Temple, Mount Ayr. Sowing in Tears Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. at the Lighthouse Church, two miles west of Mount Ayr. Tuesday, July 2 Calico Quilters will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon at the Senior Citizens Activity Center, Mount Ayr. Mount Ayr Chamber of Commerce will meet at 5:30 p.m. at Jamie’s Coffee Mill & Deli for dinner during the meeting. Faith Lodge #179 A.F. & A.M. meets at 8 p.m. at the Masonic Temple, Mount Ayr. Wednesday, July 3 $1 sack day every day at the Ringgold County Neighborhood Center. W.O.W. -- Women of Wishard -- bake sale at the Ringgold county courthouse at 7:30 a.m. The Mount Ayr Public Library board will meet at 5:15 p.m. at the library. Tractor and truck pull at the Clearﬁeld Lions Fourth of July celebration at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 4 Clearﬁeld Lions Fourth of July celebration. Ringgold County Master Gardeners will meet at the Iowa State Extension ofﬁce at 5 p.m. Southwest Iowa Shutterbugs will meet at the Creston Pizza Ranch. Chatter and food begins at 6 p.m. Regular meeting begins at 7 p.m. Sons of the American Legion will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Mount Ayr Legion hall. Alcoholics Anonymous meeting at 8 p.m. at the Neighborhood Center, Mount Ayr. Saturday, July 6 Open closet at the Mount Ayr Assembly of God from 8 to 11 a.m. Chapter CK, P.E.O. will meet at 9:30 a.m. for brunch at the United Baptist-Presbyterian Church. Hostesses will be Jan Ford, Ellen Powell and Carol Coulson. Program is “BEE” Patriotic. Program presenter is Thelma Rusk. Sunday, July 7 Ellston Pioneer Center is open from 1 to 4 p.m. or by appointment for groups of ﬁve or more. Call Linda and Bob Swanson at 641-783-2155. Kingdom Rock at the Trinity Christian Church from 5:30 to 8:10 p.m. Monday, July 8 Thin Within support group will meet at 5 p.m. at the Lighthouse. Mount Ayr Community School board meets at 6 p.m. in the MACS board room. Jam session at the Mount Ayr American Legion building from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Mount Ayr Golf and Country Club board will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the clubhouse. Kingdom Rock at the Trinity Christian Church from 5:30 to 8:10 p.m. Sowing in Tears Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. at the Lighthouse Church, two miles west of Mount Ayr. Tuesday, July 9 Kingdom Rock at the Trinity Christian Church from 5:30 to 8:10 p.m. Mount Ayr American Legion Post 172 will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Post. V.F.W. Lamoni Post will meet at 7:30 p.m. at Lamoni Community Center. Wednesday, July 10 Ringgold County Fair. $1 sack day every day at the Ringgold County Neighborhood Center. Public is invited to attend a support group, “Touching Our Grief,” sponsored by HCI Care Services (formerly Hospice of Central Iowa) from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Extension ofﬁce. For more information, contact Kathy Rinehart, 464-2088. Kingdom Rock at the Trinity Christian Church from 5:30 to 8:10 p.m. Ringgold Outdoor Alliance monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Iowa Roadhouse. Ringgold County Fair Parade at 6:30 p.m. Lineup at 6:15 p.m. at the high school parking lot. The Bill Riley Talent Show at the Ringgold County Fair at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 11 Ringgold County Fair. Senior Citizens games at the Ringgold County Fair at the Commercial Buildling at 10 a.m. Games for Special Olympians at the Ringgold County Fair at the Commercial Building at 2 p.m. Mount Ayr Lions will meet at 6 p.m. Board meeting at 5:30 p.m. Kingdom Rock at the Trinity Christian Church from 5:30 to 8:10 p.m. Ringgold County Fair “Mutton Bustin’” at 7 p.m. Rodeo begins at 7:30 p.m. Waubonsie Memorial Center meeting at 7 p.m. in Benton. Topaz Lodge #438 A.F. & A.M. meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Temple on Main Street in Kellerton. Alcoholics Anonymous meeting at 8 p.m. at the Neighborhood Center, Mount Ayr.
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Thursday, June 27, 2013
Crooked Creek 4-H Club The Crooked Creek 4-H Club met Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at the Ringgold County Fairgrounds for picture taking fun and a regular meeting. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Brook Rychnovsky and Taylor still called the meeting to order at 4:30 p.m. The roll call question of “What do you think would be the most dangerous job” was answered by Clover Kids Brady Bickel and Micayla Henson, and by Crooked Creek 4-H members, Abbey Adams, Cauy Bickel, Mady and Ryker Henson, Madi Hosﬁeld, Blake and Brook Rychnovsky, Zane Sickels, Taylor Still and Drew and Hagan Willis. Leader Cindy Schlapia was also present. Taylor read the previous minutes with Hagan moving to approve the minutes as read, seconded by Drew, and approved by all. The treasurer’s report was given by Hagan with payment made for t-shirts and funds to be added from the Angus show fund-raiser and $10 for each senior member to be paid to Madi Hosﬁeld, Zane Sickels and Taylor still. It was moved to approve treasurer’s report with the expenditure for shirts and senior gifts and adding of fund-raiser by Drew and seconded by Blake. All approved. Taylor and Madi gave a County Council report and informed the group of a dance to be held at the fair this year. A letter was given to the 4-H members with upcoming deadlines and events schedule. They discussed livestock entries due on June 28 an fees that need to be paid. Everyone was challenged to do a safety project this year in the group. The group discussed the fair parade and Cauy Bickel volunteered a trailer to make the ﬂoat on, with the rest of the group to help make the ﬂoat and ride on it. The group discussed booth and activities for the fair and decided not to do a fund-raiser this year during the fair. They also discussed bringing plants and planters for the garden area. Madi will check on rock for the garden area instead of mulch and will set a time to work on the garden again. A discussion was held on how they could help others with disabilities or injuries to make them more aware of helping others in need. Members will meet on July 9 for ﬁnal fair preparations. Madi led the 4-H Pledge. Brook moved to adjourn, seconded by Abbey. Refreshments provided by Stills and Wasteneys were enjoyed by all. Some members worked until 6 p.m in the garden before leaving. Submitted by, Taylor Still
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June 24 - American political families like the Bushes have been described as dynasties. The Bush family’s involvement begins with Prescott Bush elected to Congress from Connecticut in 1952. The family includes two Presidents, father and son, and one prominent Florida governor. There is some speculation that former Florida governor Jeb Bush might make a run for the presidency in 2016, carrying on the family tradition. Probably no family has been more signiﬁcant in 20th century American politics than the Roosevelts. The immigrant ancestor of the Roosevelt family, Claes Maartenszen van Rosenvelt, arrived in New York City somewhere between 1638 and 1649. Except it wasn’t New York City. It was Niewu Amsterdam, a colony settled and claimed by the Dutch. In 1652 Claes bought a farm, in what is now Midtown Manhattan, including the present day site of the Empire State building. In 1664 New Amsterdam was seized by the English, who were grabbing just about everything and renamed New York. Claes’ son, Nicholas, was the ﬁrst to use the more English spelling Roosevelt and the ﬁrst to hold political ofﬁce as an alderman. His two sons, Johannes and Jacobus, were the progenitors of the Oyster Bay and Hyde Park branches of the family. By the late 19th century, the Hyde Park Roosevelts were most closely aligned with the Democrat party and the Oyster Bay branch with the Republican party. Despite their political differences, the families remained friendly. President Theodore Roosevelt, an Oyster Bay Roosevelt, was President Franklin Roosevelt’s ﬁfth cousin. When Franklin married his ﬁfth cousin once removed, Eleanor, March 17, 1905, President Theodore Roosevelt gave the bride away. Theodore’s personality was such that the crowds largely ignored the young couple focusing their attention on the President who was described by daughter Alice as wanting to be “the bride at every wedding, the copse at very funeral an the baby at every christening.” Both Theodore and Franklin left an indelible stamp on the American presidency as did Eleanor Franklin’s First Lady. A tireless campaigner for the social programs that marked her husband’s presidency, she continued her activism after his death in 1945. President Harry Truman, who appointed her as a delegate to the newly formed United Nations in 1948, called her the “ﬁrst lady of the world.” The family included some real characters like Alice, Theodore’s oldest daughter, known for her acerbic wit. As the grande dame of Washington, D.C. society, she is famous for saying “if you haven’t
Kylie Wilson (center) has signed a National Letter of Intent to compete on the AIB College of Business cheer and dance programs. Wilson is shown with fellow signees Kassidy Hansen (left) and Leah Boughton.
Wilson named to AIB dance team
AIB College of Business head cheer and dance coach Allison Bugg has announced the signing of Kylie Wilson to a National Letter of Intent to attend the college next fall and compete for the cheer and dance programs. Wilson, the daughter of Lisa Wilson and the late Fred Wilson, is a native of Clearﬁeld and a graduate of Mount Ayr Community high school. A varsity letter-winner in both cheer and dance, Wilson was a two-time state pom champion. Wilson will major in accounting at AIB. Wilson was one of three new recruits for the cheer/dance programs. “These girls displayed exceptional dance and cheerleading skills at their tryouts,” Bugg said. “They will bring a great deal of talent to our growing spirit squads. Their outgoing personalites and positive attitudes make them a perfect ﬁt to cheer on our AIB athletes.”
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Mount Ayr Class of 1955 The Mount Ayr high school class of 1955 held their 58th reunion Friday evening, May 24, 2013, at the Southwest Iowa REC building. An enjoyable time was spent visiting, remembering past experiences and taking pictures. Jan Ford prepared the food. Their deceased classmates (18) were remembered, the most recent being Lila (Reynolds) Overholtzer, Marvin Rice and Paul Beard. Those attending were Renabell (Elmore) Adams of Knoxville, Joyce Wiley of Minburn, Larry and Norma Kay (Corll) Thompson of Ames, Mel and Verlee (Morgan) Galbraith (both members of the class) of Arnold’s Park, Harry and Anna Lynn (Irving) Bevington (both members of the class) and Junior and Katherine (Webb) Wion of Des Moines, Ron and Loretta (Matheny) Kelly of Afton, Roberta (Derickson) Tedder of Holly Springs, NC; Jack and Cindy (Wheelock) Harper of Pensacola, FL, and Miriam (Campbell) Clutter, Phil and Pattie Foltz, Bob and Kay (Daughton) Sickels (both members of the class), Pat (Rusk) Braby and Helen (Sickels) Hunt, all of Mount Ayr. Several met Saturday morning at Jamie’s Coffee Mill & Deli for coffee and more conversation. The class plans to meet for their 60th reunion on Friday, May 22, 2015, at the same location for which Phil Foltz will make arrangements. The following were named as committee members to plan the next reunion: Harry and Anna Lynn Bevington, Loretta Kelly, Helen Hunt and Cindy Harper.
A water aerobics class for adult swimming is being formed. They currently have about nine people interested. The class is scheduled for 5 to 6 p.m. but they are looking for an instructor. If interested, please contact Shelly Shields, 641-464-3314.
• Elisia Savala and Harold Brown of Clearﬁeld are the proud parents of a baby daughter, Brittney Brown, who was born on Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at the Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston. The little lady tipped the scales at seven pounds, seven ounces and measured 19 inches. Grandparents are Sue Savala of New Market, Sharon Brown of Clearﬁeld and Charlie Brown of Bedford. Great-grandparents are Deloris Argo of New Market and Joyce Martin of Clarinda. Brittney was welcomed home by an older sibling, Brooklyn, three years old. • Matt and Anna Lingerfelt of Lenox are the proud parents of a baby boy, Kale William Lingerfelt, who was born on Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at Greater Regional Medical Center. He weighed eight pounds, six ounces and was 21 inches long. Grandparents are Bill and Janet Lingerfelt of Rockport, MO, Alan England of Clearﬁeld and Deb England of Texas. Great-grandparents are Doris and the late Bill Lingerfelt of Rockport, MO, Dorothy and the late Dub Harrington of Fairfax, MO and Larry and Mary Haffner of Clearﬁeld. Great-great-grandparents are Bud Frisbie of Emmetsburg. Kale was welcomed home by older siblings Brooklynn, seven, Caden, four, and Andrew, 18. In Mount Ayr every Wednesday? You can save money by picking up your paper at the Mount Ayr Record-News with a counter sub.
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afternoon. Evelyn Stevenson won the B’s & O’s, Lorane Leonard the four corners, Dorothy Wetzel and Darlene Gilbert the large picture frame, Lila Barker the X game and Clara Kilgore and Evelyn Lund won regular bingo. This week’s visitors have been Liz Kilgore, Gordon Kilgore, Kerry Saville and Kathy Valenzuela with Clara Kilgore; Denzel Young with Pauline Young; Laurie Travis with Evelyn Lund; Bob and Shirley McMath with Evelyn Stevenson and Dick Dougherty; Chris Gilbert with Darlene Gilbert; Rick and Marvin Garrett with Harriet Garrett; Jack and Dixie Taylor with Lorabel Taylor; John Morey visited with Evelyn Stevenson; Ray and Carol Lee Fisher with Peggy Abarr, and Normie Beggs and Alma Swanson with several. of the Middle Fork United Methodist Church congregation served lunch at the annual Waugh family reunion held Sunday at the Frontier Hall in Redding. Kenny and Berta Quick and Lawrence Jefferson of Gallatin, MO went to the Grant City, MO school alumni banquet Sunday at the high school.
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June 24 - From June 9 Dean and Marietta Cobb’s company for several days to help Dean celebrate his 94th birthday were David and Jocelynn Goff, their two daughters, Michelle Goff and Kimberly Edwards, and her little son eight months old. Karen Kemery, Judy King and Mary Kay Loutzenhiser attended a bridal shower for Samantha Eggers in Clearmont, MO Saturday. The community would like to extend sympathy to the families of Jerry Lawrence and Mary Stroburg. Katelyn Drake recently spent some time with her aunt, Elaine. Debbie and Hannah Marcum were in Council Bluffs Saturday to visit with some family. Remember: “Think of ﬁve things you are grateful for today… Now how do you feel?”
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June 24 - Don’t forget the Redding school alumni meeting and potluck to be held June 29 at noon at the Frontier Hall in Redding. Everyone with Redding school ties is welcome. Jariah and Chris Walker and family visited Charles and Becky Abarr Saturday. Drake and Alyana Walker are visiting with the Abarrs this week. The Abarrs attended the Waugh reunion Sunday at the Frontier Hall in Redding. Speedy Carpenter and daughter Kacey of Douglas, WY visited Monday through Thursday with Mary and Morris Carpenter. Pat and Chucky VerHuel of Altoona visited with the Carpenters Sunday. Gary and Linda Hosﬁeld, Tom Hosﬁeld of Cedar Falls and Jenny Hosﬁeld and Jesse Cornell of Bellvue went to the Hosﬁeld-Uhlenkamp wedding Saturday in Mount Ayr. The Tingley Lions baseball team played in the Lamoni tournament Saturday and won third place. David Knapp of Mesa, AZ was a weekend guest at Steve and Tracee Knapp’s. Lew Knapp’s visitors Sunday were Trevor Anderson, Wyatt Jackson and Ethan McGill. Gladys Jones called on Betty and J.W. Robertson Monday. She also visited with Helen Harris, Brent Harris and Bryant and Pam McCord Monday. Gladys went to the Bible study led by Alice Miller Friday at the Grant City, MO Christian church and visited with Helen and Brent Harris and Cooper Chapman. Sunday Gladys had lunch at the OldTowne Cafe with Helen Harris and Ann and Don Cordell. Rebecca, Cliff, Bryson and Kaden Smith and Louden and Calvin Main were Saturday overnight visitors at Bill and Ginny Quick’s. Bill and Ginny were supper guests at Carrie and Wiley Main’s Thursday to celebrate Wiley’s birthday. Bill and Karen Robertson of Saddlebrook, MO, Mary Jane and Ron Jones of Clever, MO and Mike Robertson of Omaha, NE visited with Betty and J.W. Robertson over the weekend and all attended the wedding of Cass Hosﬁeld and Annie Uhlenkamp Saturday at Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church in Mount Ayr. Joe, Maya and Eli Bainum were Sunday visitors at Bobbi and Michael Bainum’s. Several members
June 24 - Summer is deﬁnitely here but residents are enjoying the warm weather. It’s going to be the Fourth of July before you know it and this writer thinks Clearﬁeld is gearing up for the big celebration. Monday started off with exercise, marriage and wedding facts and trivia. They all talked about where they were married and by whom, if they went on a honeymoon and what they wore. It was an interesting topic. Scott Marcum came for Bible study Monday afternoon. Cookies and coffee were served after the lesson. Residents enjoyed a fruit and cheese tasting party Tuesday morning. They came to the dining room where the tables were decorated and enjoyed the good food. Bill Livingston entertained Tuesday afternoon which everyone enjoyed. Exercise and trivia was Wednesday morning. Terry Roberts was the minister for church Wednesday afternoon. Kathy Rinehart came also and helped with the singing. They also sang a couple of songs after church. They will be back on July 9. There was a ﬁrst at Clearview Thursday morning. It was a wet tshirt contest. Sounds like they had lots of laughs while participating. You can use your own imagination as to what they did. Bingo was Thursday afternoon with Evelyn Stevenson, Evelyn Lund, Dorothy Wetzel, Clara Kilgore, Darlene Gilbert and Lila Barker as the winners. Fun facts and laws were enjoyed after everyone exercised Friday morning. Amy got the residents out for a tailgate party Friday afternoon. She grilled hot dogs, had chips and dip and soda. That was a good way to start summer. Bingo was played Saturday
June 24 – The month of July is nearly here and summer is now in full force. Baseball and softball games are coming to an end. It is now time for apple pie and the county fair. Next week residents will take a trip to the Ringgold County Senior Center Monday. A ﬁreworks show will be Tuesday evening at 8:30 p.m. in the Clearview Estates parking lot. The Friday Singers are on the schedule for Friday after the Fourth of July. The birthday party is scheduled for July 9 at 2 p.m. with the Tingley Kitchen Band hosted by the United Methodist Church ladies. Residents with a birthday in July include Oleeta Scott on July 2; Helen Blunck, July 24; Shirley Karr, July 25, and Lois Anne Sobotka, July 27. Staff with a birthday in July are Nancy Hartman on July 2; Deanna Groves, July 9; Juanita Sickels, June 15; Wendy Shaha, July 17; Ashley Ray, July 18; Mona Hensley, July 19; Becky Lehman, July 21, and Joey Rusk, July 23. Condolences go out to Norma Smith and her family as she passed away last week. Norma was special to Clearview Home as she was a longtime Sunday school teacher. She also volunteered in many other capacities around the community. Norma will be missed by many. Sympathy goes out to Eugene Lambrecht and his family. Eugene wasn’t a resident for very long but was enjoyed by everyone. Thoughts and prayers go out to all who are affected by these deaths. Monday was a busy day. Pattie started the day off with her reading to a group of residents from the book, “Emory’s Gift.” Later in the afternoon residents were invited out to see some animals from the Blank Park Zoo. Prior to zoo time, Liz and Kathi connected to the live webcam located in the monkey enclosure at the Blank Park Zoo. They were able to see the monkeys walk around on the ground and crawl up the jungle gym. It was a warm day so they were moving a lot. Kathi also shared some history facts about the Blank Park Zoo. Maggie ﬁnally arrived with four animals used in the educational program at the zoo. The ﬁrst animal was a leopard gecko named Leia. This was passed around for everyone to touch and check out its tail. She then brought out a ferret (European pole cat) called Catness. These are related to the weasel. A Roan duck
called Fiona spread its wings on the tables. She showed them how she keeps herself water repellent. The last animal was a bit more ferocious. It was a seven-year-old American alligator called Diagonal because of the marks on his back. Everyone had the opportunity to touch the animals. Several asked questions. Pictures of the event are posted on Facebook at Clearview Home – Mount Ayr. It was coffee club time Tuesday. Pattie and Liz made Rice Krispie bars for everyone to enjoy. Peggy Wagenknecht helped Pattie lead the music with Carmene James on the piano. Also singing were Jane and Roland Buck. Peggy played the keyboard in the special care unit for everyone to enjoy. The Tingley Kitchen Band was out to perform for the June birthday party. It was a small group singing. Band members were Carmene James, Kate James, Norma Webb, Anne James, Pauline Murphy, Rose James, Mary Jane Narigon, Harold Brown and Doris Overholser. Members from the American Legion provided birthday treats for the birthday party. They served root beer ﬂoats or strawberry ﬂoats after the music program. Auxiliary members were Barb Walter, Wanda McGahuey, Thelma Rusk, Eleisa Murphy and Dorothy Reynolds. Wednesday was a usual busy day with hand care with Sommer, Pattie and Kathi. Chris Conklin ﬁlled in for Seth Denney for church in the afternoon as Seth was taking a group of kids to Africa for a missionary trip. Following church, they enjoyed an episode of “The Honeymooners” and popcorn. Gerata Scott and Anna Linkey cleaned radishes, turnips and green onions from the Clearview garden. They enjoyed a few as they cleaned them. They were served at lunch time Thursday. Kathi read the Mount Ayr Record-News and Diagonal Progress to a group of residents. Liz and Sommer prepared the south lobby for a craft project. It was the last day of National CNA Week so the residents prepared some bath salts for the staff to take home and enjoy. They mixed Epson salt, baking soda and fragrance oils. They scooped it into a baggie with a note. Liz later passed them out to staff and thanked them for all they do. Speaking of foot soaks, the pools were set out on the north drive for residents to soak their feet. Kathi and Sommer also served lemonade while enjoying the beautiful weather. Charles Hawkins ﬁnished the day with Bible study. Friday Kathi and Sommer opened up the general store. Members of the United Methodist Church gathered at Clearview Estates. Attending were Kathleen
Freed and Rose Hunt. Kathi and Sommer led a sing-along in the special care unit with a CD player and hymn books. Liz returned from her daughter’s softball game in time to play bingo with the residents. Liz called the ﬁrst game and Bill Rusk joined her later. Winners were Anita Hayworth, Ruth Nickle, Doc Pennebaker, Thelma Grimes, Nina Saltzman, Anna Linkey and Betty Sharp. Saturday was a busy day for the beauty shop. This was the day to get pretty. Sommer was in with her boys, Ty and Wynston, to play games in the morning. A group played dominoes with Betty Sharp, Minnie Breckenridge, Marilyn Richards, Rose Hunt and Ione Veatch. A table of 10-point pitch was Shorty Umbarger, Lawrence Hanks, Lois Anne Sobotka, Anna Linkey, Shorty Swanson, Berniece Hoffman and Vera Daughton. Elaine Willis was in for Sunday school Sunday. Liz came in and watched Nik Wallenda cross the Grand Canyon on a two-inch sky wire live Sunday night on the Discovery Channel. It was intriguing. Visitors last week were Lyla Miller, Sue Rahn and Thelma and Leo Miller with Ray Miller; Larry and Tommie Hull with Larry Hull; Richard Reinhardt, Jr. and Linda Bianchi of Texas with Stanley Aistrope; Kay Sickels with Vera Daughton; Jani Taylor with Anna Linkey; Trent and Jo Johnson with Winifred Johnson; Shirley Erickson with Don Strange; Jacque Klein with Colleen Greenman and Bonnie Summa; Joyce England with Lois Anne Sobotka and Minnie Breckenridge; Rick and Marcia Beymer with Mildred Beymer; Janis Taylor with Anna Linkey; Billie Jean Snyder with Bill Rusk; Linda Konnath, David and Ellen Brand and Marie and Mason Brand with Roxie Trullinger; Jesse Rusk and Michelle with Bill Rusk; John and Cindy Trullinger with Roxie Trullinger; Jerry and Janis Henderson with Karl Wurster; Dave and Lisa Richards with Marilyn Richards; Bill and Diane Breckenridge with Minnie Breckenridge; Connie Leech and Jim and Ann Campbell with Rose Hunt; Deb and Jim Hymbaugh and Bryson Triggs with Doc and Mary Lou Pennebaker; Jim and Jean Hanks with Lawrence Hanks; Jane Lee Feeback with Pauline Wood; Kathy Butler, Gavin Gillam, Haylee Gillam and Kory Thompson of Oklahoma with Pam Larsen; Sue Richards with Twilla Lininger and Pauline Woods; Louise Frost with Joan Hill, Theola Cameron and JR Miller; Kathy Henry with Pearl Grout; Richard O’Dell and Pat Straight with Hazelee Saxton; Vicky, Dan and Jennifer Smith with Vera Car-
son; Becky Saville with Ron Hein; Betty Miller, Kristy Klejck and Jordan, Kalan and Derek Bloodgood with Anita Hayworth, and Jean Harvey with JR Miller.
June 24 - Hope all you fellows out there had a happy Father’s Day. Father’s day was remembered by the meal site Monday Special program, favors, prizes and a special menu treat were all part of the special day. Mary Jane Narigon was in charge of the program. This writer apologizes, Sharon Case kept very detailed notes of the program but somewhere between meal site and home they got lost. Sorry for what this writer forget to mention. Everyone was encouraged prior to Monday to bring a picture of their dad to share, several remembered. This was fun and very interesting. Regardless, whether you had a picture or not, it was fun to hear what each other shared about their father. Don Narigon shared some interesting facts comparing how household compositions have changed through the years. Mary Jane Narigon led all singing “Silver Haired Daddy of Mine,” had a poem and then gave a special blessing before all dined on a meal together. Special menu treat enjoyed by all was pie a la mode. Everyone received a treat cup and the men all received crackers or popcorn as special favors, all donated by Nancy Jarred. Happy birthday wishes were extended to Naomi Hosﬁeld and Kimberly Webb, who each observed birthdays Tuesday, June 18. Five one-day meal site tickets were given away as door prizes. Winners were Gary Burgher, Vern Brown, Lloyd Drake, Gene Klein and George Hosﬁeld. The site even had some guests present. Ethel Campbell was proud to have her 16-year-old grandson, Austin Campbell, who’s visiting from North Carolina. Kris Browne enjoyed bring her
young neighbor, Kim Webb, with her to the meal site. Gene and Jacque Klein were welcomed back Monday. They have just arrived back to their Mount Ayr home for the summer. Tuesday found the band present to entertain. Again somewhat few in number but it didn’t matter. They made everyone’s day better. Members included accompanist Carmene James, plus Norma Webb, Iona Triggs, Mary Jane Narigon, Virginia Walden, Rose James, Harold Brown and Kate and Anne James. Carmene James enjoyed having her two granddaughters, Kate and Anne James, as her guests and also played with the band. Virginia Walden shared a joke to give everyone their bit of humor for the day. Friday Singers were present to provide special entertainment for Friday. Members included accompanist Darlene Morgan, director Mary Jane Narigon, plus Peggy Wagenknecht, Dorothy Burgher, Norma and Bill Webb, Iona Triggs, Pauline Murphy, Pat Rieff, Harold Brown, Marge and Dave Patch and Virginia and Dick Walden. Mary Jane Narigon not only enjoyed having her friend, Pat Rieff of Manilla, accompany her to the meal site Friday but also having her as a Friday Singer that day. Marge Werner was proud to have her daughter, Jeannette Buell of Nebraska, accompany her to the meal site Friday. Dorothy Burgher shared a couple jokes to provide the day’s bit of humor. Ringgold County Public Health will have someone at the meal site to check blood pressures Friday, June 28. They start at 11 a.m. Happy birthday wishes were extended to Kay Drake, who observed her birthday Saturday, June 15, and Mary Jane Narigon, who observed her birthday Thursday, June 20. Get well wishes are extended to Don Wilson of Arispe. They learned that he has returned home and is on the road to recovery. Sympathy is extended to the family of Connie Huff, who passed away at her home last week. Services were held Monday morning at Mount Ayr. Sympathy is also extended to Dianne and Ron Hulsebus. She received word that her father had passed away after returning home following a stay there. His services were also held Monday.
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The South Central Iowa Community Foundation celebrated their 20th anniversary in a very big way by giving away $100,000 in surprise grants. On Friday, June 21, 23 board members, staff and guests took a bus tour of the ﬁve counties served by SCICF: Clarke, Decatur, Lucas, Ringgold and Union and surprised one lucky organization in each county with a $20,000 check for their endowment fund within SCICF. One endowment was randomly selected from each county. The grant recipient from Ringgold county is the Ringgold County Senior Center. Grant recipients in surrounding counties included the Clarke County Animal Shelter in Osceola, McKinley Park in Creston, Decatur County Conservation and the Chariton 4th of July Committee. Endowment funds are established to provide non-proﬁt organizations a permanent funding source. Every year, about ﬁve percent of the market value of an endowment fund is available for the organization to use for its mission. In other words, these $20,000 grants are equivalent to SCICF giving each of these organizations $1,000 a year, every year, forever. To learn more about the South Central Iowa Community Foundation, contact Diane Bear, executive director, 641-217-9105 or visit the website: www.scicf.org. Ringgold County board members are Sue Beck, Kevin Creveling, Michell Ricker, Clint Spurrier and Barb Stephens.
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SCICF grants $20,000 to Senior Center fund
Fair princess candidates introduced
Activities associated with the 2013 Ringgold County Fair kicked off Sunday, June 23 with the judging of the fair queen and princess contestants. A total of seven county girls are competing in the queen category and nine girls are featured in the princess contest.
A large group representing the Ringgold County Senior Citizens Activity Center and the South Central Iowa Community Foundation gathers to celebrate a $20,000 grant to the center’s endowment fund.
County 4-H club receives DuPont “Seed” grant
Twenty-nine Iowa 4-H clubs, including one in Ringgold county, have been awarded DuPont Pioneer Rural Community Improvement “Seed” grants totaling nearly $10,000. The grants, ranging from $50 to $500 per club, will be used to seed community improvement projects implemented by local 4-H clubs. Twin River Tornadoes 4-H club, led by Darla Sobotka, plans to purchase, engrave and install tiles around the ﬂagpole at the community building in Diagonal to honor resident veterans. “The DuPont Pioneer grant program allows young people interested in food and agriculture to make a positive difference in their communities while learning valuable life skills,” said Kris Fish Kuhlman, executive director of the Iowa 4-H Foundation. “These grants give 4-H’ers a sense of appreciation for the communities where they live, and empowerment to make a difference where they ﬁnd a need.” Pioneer supports annual grants to encourage local 4-H clubs in Iowa to coordinate and participate in service activities and projects that beneﬁt their communities. The grant money is used to cover the cost of labor, expertise and materials needed to complete improvement plans. “Agriculture’s greatest asset is developing youth with leadership and a vision to inﬂuence the future,” said Rob Vincent, farm manager for DuPont Pioneer and Iowa 4-H Foundation board member. “The community grant program is an opportunity to develop these skills while making a difference on a local level.” “Service-learning through 4-H Youth Development takes community service or volunteer projects to the next level by empowering youth to identify needs in their community, creating a more meaningful experience for youth,” said Brenda Allen, 4-H youth program specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. “Through service-learning, youth develop leadership skills and learn that they can make a difference in their communities.” For more information on DuPont Pioneer Rural Community Improvement “Seed” grants visit www.iowa4hfoundation.org. As the philanthropic arm of DuPont Pioneer, the DuPont Pioneer Giving Program makes contributions to community-based organizations on behalf of the business and employees. Consideration for Community Outreach grants is given to communities where Pioneer representatives, employees and customers live and work and that support quality-of-life initiatives to create an improved, sustainable lifestyle for people worldwide.
Ringgold County supports healthy employees
The Ringgold County Board of Supervisors adopted a voluntary county employee wellness policy recently. The Board’s action is intended to support and encourage employees to live healthy lifestyles. A group of county employees has volunteered to serve on a wellness committee charged with organizing activities. Ringgold County Auditor Amanda Waske, co-chair of the committee, stated, “I am excited about making healthy choices easier during the workday and hopefully putting some fun into it at the same time.” The committee members recently spent a morning before work making a healthy, inexpensive breakfast for all county employees. The county’s wellness policy notes, “Healthy employees are more productive and effective workers, require less expensive medical care, and are more satisﬁed with their jobs and their employer. Chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, obesity and diabetes are among the most prevalent and costly health problems for employers and employees. A healthy diet, regular physical activity program and screenings can prevent or delay the onset of many of these chronic health conditions and their associated health care costs.” A growing number of employers nationwide are looking to offset rising health insurance costs. Today in Iowa 75 percent of health care dollars are spent on the treatment of chronic disease. Worksite wellness can help prevent this number from increasing every year by moving towards a culture of wellness and prevention. Studies show that employers with over 250 employees are four times more likely to have a wellness program because they know it saves money and they have the extra resources. Over 73 percent of Iowa jobs are at companies with fewer than 250 employees. It is important for these smaller employers and their employees to have the same opportunities. Wellness programs help control health care costs while improving the health of employees. Many times taking the ﬁrst step toward a wellness program is the toughest part just as it is for the individual to exercise and eat healthy. (www.idph.state. ia/iowansﬁtforlife) Ringgold County Public Health continues their work on a Community Transformation Grant to reduce the impact of chronic diseases. Over the last two years technical assistance on worksite wellness has been provided to Mount Ayr and Diagonal Schools, Clearview Nursing Home and Ringgold County Hospital as well as the county. If you would like more information on worksite wellness, active living or healthy eating, call Ringgold County Public Health at 641-464-0691 or visit us on the web at www.rcph.net and www.facebook.com/rstop.
The Conservation in Working Landscapes team will host a ﬁeld day on Saturday, June 29 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Kellerton Community Center. The event will focus on ﬁre and grazing as land management tools to improve forage production and wildlife habitat. If weather permits, participants will be given a tour of pastures managed with ﬁre and grazing as well as a recently burned property where ﬁre was used to control eastern red cedar and promote native prairie. The event is free and open to the public. A free lunch will be provided. For more details, contact Shannon Rusk at 641-344-9857 or email@example.com.
Field day on June 29
Statewide Iowa Public Television has announced the premiere broadcast of The Farm Crisis, a 90-minute original program that examines the economic and personal disasters that afﬂicted the agriculture sector in the 1980s. The program will debut Monday, July 1 at 8 p.m.
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The Gateway Singers will be at Blockton Christian Church on Sunday, June 30. They will be leading in Sunday school and worship for the morning. Sunday school starts at 9:30 a.m. and worship at 10:45 a.m. The Gateway Singers are in their 42nd year of ministry, having performed in 45 states as well as Puerto Rico, Mexico and the Caribbean Islands. They lead worship with a variety of music styles and seek to make the most of every opportunity God sends their way in sharing the good news and encouraging Christians in their daily walk. There will be a fellowship dinner served following worship. A free-will offering will be taken to help the Gateways with their ministry.
Bank to hold open house
The Ken Whitmore Family invites area residents to attend the PCSB Bank open house on Thursday, July 11 from 10 a.m. - noon at 110 W. Madison Street in Mount Ayr. Refreshments will be served. The Whitmore’s are merging their afﬁliate banks, First Federal Savings Bank and Page County State Bank, to create PCSB Bank on June 30. PCSB Bank will have ofﬁce in Clarinda, Creston, Corning, Lenox and Mount Ayr.
Narrated by NBC News reporter Harry Smith, The Farm Crisis examines the tragic circumstances faced by farmers for most of the 1980s, when thousands were forced into bankruptcy, land values dropped by one-third nationally, and sky-high interest rates turned successes into failures seemingly overnight. Original music by Iowa-based recording artist Chad Elliott sets the tone throughout the program. The program features interviews with policymakers, business owners, economists, and farm families, including Gov. Terry Branstad, Sen. Charles Grassley, Sen. Tom Harkin, former Rep. Jim Leach, the late Mark Pearson, former Sen. Tom Daschle, economist Neil Harl, and recording artist and Farm Aid Founder Willie Nelson. Beyond the economic story, the program tells of the emotional toll facing those whose livelihoods depended on farming. Some broke under the strain of economic disaster – in some cases, even committing murder or suicide. Communities fractured, friendships ended, and identities were lost. But amid the tragedy, viewers will see stories of hope, as well: men and women who fought loyally to help some families save their farms; activists who rallied for action; and even music legends who got together to raise money to help. Following its July 1 premiere, The Farm Crisis also airs Friday, July 5 at 11 p.m.; Wednesday, July 10 at 7 p.m.; and Friday, July 19 at 8:30 p.m. on Iowa Public Television.
On May 26 the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Mount Ayr remembered Rev. Phil Kinton (better known by generations of campers as “Peaches”) by dedicating a Memorial Brick to honor his many years of commitment and service to the church camping ministry. Pictured are (L-R) First Christian head elder Cathy Ward, pastor Rev. Christopher Conklin, Kinton’s wife Rev. Doris Kinton, his daughter Karla and granddaughter Ashton.
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After fifty years of Optometric practice in Creston and Mount Ayr, it is time to retire. I have sold my practice to Family Vision in Creston, and they will continue to serve patients at my present Mount Ayr office as well as Creston. Friday, June 28 will be my official retirement date. Please stop by my Mount Ayr Office on Tuesday, July 2, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to let me say good-bye and to meet Mount Ayr’s new optometrist, Dr. Joel Weis.
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June 24 - The summer is ﬂying by! It is hard to think about July being here next week but here it comes. Residents will be celebrating the Fourth of July on Wednesday, July 3, with all sorts of Fourth of July fun including homemade ice cream. Plan to join your loved one if you are free. Holidays are always better when spent with family and close friends. It is nice to have one of their old friends back with them. Please help everyone welcome Shirley McAlexander to Mount Ayr Health Care. Shirley is from Ellston and, as mentioned earlier, is a friend to many. Neil Stanley enjoyed lunch with his mother, Ada, twice last week. Corwin Karr was a lunch guest of Elaine McCampbell. Elaine also enjoyed having 23 family members join him for a picnic on the patio Sunday evening. Phyllis Sickels enjoyed lunch with her mother, Sylvia Hall, Sunday. Ruth Angus was pleased to go out for brunch with Ellen Powell last week. Paul Campbell enjoyed attending a family reunion with his daughter, Paulette, and son, Steve. Nina Poore had a nice time at the same reunion with her son, Richard. Jim Green, who called, and wife Judy were evening bingo helpers this past week. Earl Brand, Elaine McCampbell, Laverne Glendenning, Margaret Campbell, Catherine Crawford, Marvin Morse, Kenny Driftmier, Dorothy Main, Ruth Angus, Ada Stanley and Dorothy Sobotka won games. Catherine Crawford was the blackout winner. Afternoon helpers were caller Linda Swanson, Dorothy Hughes, Phyllis Riggs, Cheri Dessinger and Phyllis Sickels. Winners were Marie Campbell, Catherine Crawford, Paul Campbell, Earl Brand, Margaret Campbell, Margaret Fletchall, Betty Ruby, Elaine McCampbell, Marvin Morse, Wayne Bohn, Dick Fuqua, Kenny Driftmier and Elaine McCampbell who won blackout. Nova Giles was an honored guest during coffee hour Monday afternoon as she was June resident of the month. Nova was honored with not only a coffee but with a life story and many fun memories. Pastor Charles Hawkins and wife Phyllis led the Bible study session one afternoon with a great number in attendance. Residents had their ﬁrst game of bocce ball this past week as the lawn was dry enough to get out on. Dorothy Sobotka, Dorothy Main, Nova Giles, Maxine Werner, Earl Brand, Virginia Albers, Darlene Minnick and Betty Ruby were all winners. Members from the Methodist church in Mount Ayr and Redding gathered with residents for fellowship and coffee last Friday afternoon. All enjoyed refreshments and visiting before their departure. Pastor Christ Conklin arrived with his guitar for church services Wednesday and delivered the message. He also played the guitar for singing. Hang man, exercises, devotions, Skip Bo, trivia, dominoes and the Mount Ayr Record-News were also enjoyed throughout the week. All June birthdays were celebrated this past Saturday afternoon with a party hosted by the P.E.O. Chapter. Those with special days in June are June Steinman, Annabelle Jones and Frances Smith. The sisterhood presented a musical program for all to enjoy before Jan Ford presented gifts to those with birthdays. Strawberry ﬂoats and cookies were served by Jan Ford, Grace Mosier, Joan Rinehart, Mari McGehee, Ellen Powell, Phyllis Sickels, Cheri Dessinger, Edna Small, JoAnn Buckner, Camille Jackson, Helen Terry and Nancy Sackett. Deanna Adams was the Sunday school teacher this past Sunday with Charlotte Swank playing the
June 24 - Sunday Lauren Burton participated in the fair princess judging at the courthouse in Mount Ayr. The results will be revealed during the Ringgold County Fair in July. Saturday night Craig and Kathi Braby, Randy and Kim Weehler and Joe, Donna, Katelyn and Megan Warin attended the Sarah Geist and Alex Stephens wedding. Mel and Lauren Burton went to Adventureland with friends Friday. Payton Weehler attended the basketball camp on the campus at Northwest Missouri State University from Monday to Thursday. He was the winner in ﬁnal contests of knockout x-lay-up and hot shot contests. Wendell, Joan and Curt Jackson went to the Waugh reunion Sunday. A meal prepared by the Middle Fork parishioners was held at the Frontier Hall in Redding at noon. Others who attended were Glen and Alice Gardner, Sharon Gardner of Creston, Nancy Kunze, Charles and Becky Abarr and grandchildren of Redding, Charles and Melba Jackson of Clearﬁeld, Roger and Carolyn Shupe of Cameron, MO, Marvin and France Fine of Saint Joseph, MO, Linda Jackson of Mount Ayr and Barbara Bellizzi of Cummings. Saturday Tim and Mel Burton went to the “Party in the Park” in Creston. Sunday evening Craig and Kathi Braby went to Norwalk to help Holden Dukes celebrate his seventh birthday. Amber Davison, Hannah Jackson and Emma and Gracie Mobley played softball in the Leon tournament Saturday. They took third place. Megan Warin, Maddie Mobley and Laura Davison had several softball games last week including a tournament in Bedford Saturday.
United Methodist Church ladies, Vickie Jeanes hosted a coffee and conversation afternoon at the Clearview Home and the Health Care Center. Sunday she visited her sister, Colleen Hiatt, at the Crestview Nursing Home in Bethany, MO. Monday of this week she attended the funeral for Connie Huff. Friday night JoKaye Shields attended the softball tournament and watched her great-grandchildren, Hayley and Hope Whittington and Hannah Waske, play in the tournament. Thursday night JoKaye and Ronnie Shields were at the home of Lee and Shirley Brand in Mount Ayr. Saturday night the Brands were at the Shields home. Another neighborhood girl, Anne James, also played in the softball tournament in Leon. They played great games as they placed second in the tournament. Saturday evening Gene Motsinger called on Darrell Holden and Brad Holden. Allyn Jarred visited with Gene Sunday morning. Monday evening of this week Billi Adli and Molly were visiting with Gene. Throughout the weekend Joe and Susie Catanzareti and Rose James were in the Ozarks camping on the Black River. Joe’s sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Rusty Williams of New Jersey, were also there. Everyone left for home Sunday. Visitors with Amon Hunt this week were Mr. and Mrs. Jim Campbell of Chillicothe, OH, Rosie Hunt and Keith and Rhonda Hunt of Des Moines. Doris Overholser had guests during the week. Her son and family, Mr. and Mrs. Steve Overholser and family, were there from Virginia.
“Serengeti Trek” and will be held July 21-25 at Wishard Chapel. They can use all ages for helpers and both men and women of the church. Supper will be served every evening at 5:30 p.m. and the
program will run from 6 to 8 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Call Sandy Armstrong to register or come and register the ﬁrst evening. Prayers and condolences go out to the Connie Huff family in the
loss of their mother. Wishard Chapel helped with the funeral dinner that was held in the Ellston Methodist Church after interment of Connie Huff.
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June 24 - Wishard Chapel had a wonderful evening at Loch Ayr Lake Sunday evening with a baptismal celebration. Twenty people were baptized. Joy and fellowship were shared by all. On July 3 Wishard Chapel ladies will be having a bake sale at the courthouse. Those who are donating food, please have it there between 7 and 7:30 a.m. Let Jackie Stewart or Jennifer Byrd know if you can help. Money will be used to help those in need. Vacation Bible School theme is
June 24 - Elaine Baughman of Kirkman spent Tuesday with her parents, Eugene and Esther McAlexander. Shirley McAlexander entered Mount Ayr Health Care Center Wednesday. Kenny and Virginia McAlexander visited with Deb and Dan VanHorn Sunday afternoon and attended a visitation later for Dan’s mother. Jessica Smith spent the weekend with her grandparents, Jim and Mary Ann Smith. She will be working at the United Methodist church camp at Indianola for six weeks. Larry McAlexander spent Monday with his parents, Kenny and Virginia McAlexander, and Debbie VanHorn spent Wednesday with them. Next Sunday, June 30, Beaconsﬁeld United Methodist Church will have a combined church service with Kellerton United Methodist Church and a potluck afterward. Linda Manning returned to her home in Clive after spending several days with her parents, Jack and Phyllis Manning.
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June 24 - Saturday Beverly McGinnis attended the retirement party in honor of Roberta Campbell. Roberta worked in the cafeteria at the Mount Ayr Community school for 40 years. Walt and Beverly McGinnis were in Omaha, NE Sunday and visited with their daughter and family, Karla and Carl McGinnis/Taylor and girls. That evening they visited their other daughter and family, Kim and Randy Foster and Sanai, and stayed overnight. Tyler Hanawalt celebrated his number two birthday Saturday night hosted by his parents, Josh and Lizzie, and sister, Kayla. Having supper and a great time were Dorothy Saville, Hannah Saville, Pat Hunt, Lil Rinehart, Jim and Bev Hanawalt and Sarah of Milo, Kevin James, Amanda Waske and Riley, Brian and Courtney Sheil and Jacob, Shelby Majors and Zeric. Friday, in conjunction with the
unit includes no patients with a commercial payer. All are covered by Medicare. The situation explained by Davita is the crux of the hospital’s ongoing dilemma in continuing the existing dialysis program. It was also pointed out that even if a patient begins with a commercial payer, after a speciﬁed period of time they are transferred to Medicare. Concern has been consistently expressed about the bottom line deﬁcit of the unit, which shows an approximate $400,000 negative balance on the cost report annually. Administrator Gordon Winkler and board members have extensively explored all options to keep a dialysis unit in the county, recognizing the service it provides, but the decision by Davita has nearly exhausted all possibilities. Charting compliance A 60 percent compliance rating in charting prompted discussion considering the connection of charting tardiness with untimely patient billing. Roberts ﬁelded the question, indicating that the new electronic system was fully in place and billing was not delayed. It was added that charting does need to be completed before charges can be posted and sent out. Further impact was deliberated as far as certain payers who might have cutoffs on reimbursements if bills were not received in a speciﬁed timeframe. The board spent some time talking over the processes of keeping hospital operations ﬂowing smoothly and options to bring the compliance to an acceptable rate. Other discussion Administrator Gordon Winkler and Roberts both reported on continued negotiations with an interested buyer for the old hospital, debt reﬁnancing, making an insurance decision for coverage for RCH employees and changes in the renewal of the Davis Brown law ﬁrm contract. In the efforts with the interested buyer for the old hospital facility, Winkler received a request for a meeting between the potential buyer, board representatives and Winkler to discuss her business plan proposals for use of the building. A committee of board members Bill Armstrong, Jen Main, Kathi Braby, Winkler and the interested party are set to meet Friday, June
Regarding health insurance renewal, no recommended insurance proposal is available as options are still being reviewed. The Iowa Hospital Association has a number of traditional programs with WellMark Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Traditional programs, the self-funded plan currently in place and United Health Care plans are all being researched. Costs and plan designs are being compared in the study with the impact of recent heavy utilization kept in mind as far as potential proposals for other insurance choices. An HSA (health savings account) may be another avenue to investigate with the idea of holding down employee health insurance costs. A recommendation was made by Winkler to accept a new retainer option with Davis Brown law ﬁrm. The $1,000 phone call retainer plan RCH now has will be replaced by a more comprehensive retainer costing $10,000. In light of the need to update bylaws and other documented information due to the new electronic system, the upgraded change is warranted and the board approved the recommendation. On a note of public interest, the board heard information on a new Iowa insurance company called CoOportunity. It is a “co-op”-style mutual insurance company to be offered on the Iowa insurance exchange (a not-for-proﬁt insurance company) which appears to be the best chance to compete with Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield in the private sector for Iowans seeking insurance coverage. CoOportunity’s asserted objective is to try to get closer to the premium dollar as a health care organization and to give Iowans choices. CoOportunity will be using Midland’s Choice as its provider network. An insurance exchange product offers contracts to the community provider, in this case RCH. RCH would be offered an addendum to the Midland Choice contract that is now in place. The biggest advantage to this option for those seeking insurance coverage is choice and premium savings.
Care providers also have potential beneﬁt, as this plan could relieve some of the write offs and bad debt. No plan documents have been shared but leadership at Midland includes one former executive from WellMark Blue Cross/Blue Shield and a retired insurance commissioner. Mercy Network sees this favorable development with this exchange planned to go into effect January 1. Those who do not have employer-based insurance now can sign up for this exchange. The board heard reminders of two upcoming events. The Community Health Assessment sponsored by RCH will be held on July 18 at 5:30 p.m. at the REC building. The annual RCH golf tournament is scheduled for Thursday, July 25. The board also heard a brief report on decreased utilization numbers, mostly due to physician absence and increases in the cardiology clinic resulting in services set to be expanded in July. A positive cash ﬂow was indicated in the ﬁnance report that included $1,303,230 in incentive money from the implementation of the new electronic health system.
Iowa unemployment drops to 4.6 percent
Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped for the third consecutive month in May, falling to 4.6 percent. The current rate is down from 4.7 percent in April, and 5.3 percent in May 2012. Meanwhile, the U.S. unemployment rate rose to 7.6 percent in May from 7.5 percent in April. “The Iowa job market picked up momentum in May, as businesses added more jobs than anticipated,” said Teresa Wahlert, director of Iowa Workforce Development. “Iowa’s nonfarm jobs grew by 5,300 in May, the largest monthly total reported so far this year.” The statewide estimate of unemployed persons fell to 76,800 in May from 77,600 in April. The year ago count of unemployed was 10,400 higher at 87,200.
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Sports Raiders top Corning, Bedford; fall to Interstate 35
The Mount Ayr Raiders beat Corning and Bedford before losing to I-35 in last week’s action. Mount Ayr 16, Corning 1 Mount Ayr baseball dominated in their 16-1 victory over the Corning Red Raiders, Tuesday, June 18 on the Raider home diamond. The Raiders quickly took the lead, scoring four runs in the second inning and then blasting ten runs in the fourth inning. Jacob Taylor went 2-3 with a three-run homer, a double and four RBI’s. Raider pitcher Jake Still helped himself at the plate as well, going 2-3 and driving in two runs. Adding to the offensive attack, John Triggs went 2-2 with two singles while Weston Schnoor, Austin Quick, Zane Sickels, Erik Freed and Heath Evans all contributed one hit. Evans’ hit was a solo home run, his second in two consecutive games. “Evans continues to see the ball well,” commented coach Tanner Rinehart. On the other side, Corning was unable to execute against veteran pitcher Jake Still. Still claimed his ﬁfth win on the mound this season, striking out six batters, allowing only one hit and giving up no walks with one batter hit by a pitch.
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R H 0 00 1 0 00 1 1 0 4 2 10 0 0 0 16 11 Pitching Corning - Mullen (L), 10H, 0-K, 4BB, 6ER, 3 IP; Barton (3 2/3), 1H. 0-K, 4BB, 5ER, 1/3 IP MA - Still (W) 1H, 6K, 0BB, 1ER, 4 IP. Hitting Corning - Swartz 0-1, 1SB, 1 run; Carlson 1-1. MA - Schnoor 1-2, 2BB, 3RBI,
Mount Ayr 7, Bedford 5 The Raiders went on the road to Bedford, Thursday, June 20 to claim a 7-5 victory against the Bulldogs. In the tight contest, Bedford scored two runs in the ﬁrst inning, but Mount Ayr responded with six runs to pull ahead with the fourrun lead. The Raiders were held scoreless until the top of the seventh when they pushed across their seventh run, but the Bulldogs came back with a great effort in the bottom of the inning. Trailing only 7-5, Bedford loaded the bases against relief pitcher Weston Schnoor and were in a good position to steal the game with only one out. The Raider inﬁeld tightened down and a drive to Levi Jarred gave the opportunity for second out, as Jarred winged the ball to Zane Sickels at the plate to deny the runner. Schnoor on the mound sat down the last batter to secure the win. Offensively for the Raiders, Heath Evans went 2-2 at the plate and scored two runs; Jacob Taylor, Austin Quick and John Triggs were all 1-3 and recorded one RBI and one run; Zane Sickels, Erik Freed and Levi Jarred each had a hit. Defensively, Weston Schnoor picked up the win on the hill, coming in to relieve Quency Vos in the third inning to ﬁnish the game.
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3 runs; Quick 1-2, 2SB, 2BB, 2RBI, 1 run; Taylor 2-3, 2B, 1HR, 1RBI, 2 runs; Sickels 1-2, 2B, 1BB, 1RBI, 1 run; Evans 1-2, 1BB, 1HR, 2RBI, 2 runs; Triggs 2-2, 1SB, 1 run; Still 2-3, 2RBI; Vos 0-3, 1SB, 1 run; Freed 1-1, 3 runs; Swank, 2 runs.
I-35 8, Mount Ayr 2 After two wins earlier in the week, the Raiders were downed 8-2 by a solid Interstate-35 team at Truro, Friday, June 21. Roadrunner bats hit early, scoring four in the ﬁrst inning, while Mount Ayr struggled “to hit the gaps and I-35 made some nice defensive plays,” in coach Tanner Rinehart’s words, Offensively, designated hitter Nick Wurster did his job, going 1-2 at the plate and recording both Raider RBIs. Weston Schnoor, Austin Quick, Heath Evans and Erik Freed all had a hit as well. Jake Still took the loss on the mound, giving up eight runs off ten hits, walking one and striking out six batters.
Mt. Ayr I-35 0 10 10 00 4 00 03 10 Pitching MA - Still (L) 10 H, 6K, 1BB, 7ER, 6 IP. Hitting MA - Schnoor 1-4; Quick 1-4; Sickels 0-3, 1BB; Evans 1-1, 1SB, 1BB, 1 run; Wurster 1-2, 2RBI, Freed 1-3; Doman 0-1, 1BB. R H 2 5 8 10
Pitching MA - Vos (2 1/3) 3 H, 1K, 5BB, 3ER, 2 1/3IP; Schnoor (W) 3H, 3K, 2BB, 2ER, 4 2/3 IP. Hitting MA - Schnoor 0-4, 1SB, 1BB, 2RBI, 1 run; Quick 1-3, 1SB, 1BB, 1RBI, 1 run; Taylor 1-3, 2SB, 1BB, 1rBI, 1 run; Sickels 1-4, 1RBI; Evans 2-2, 3SB, 2BB, 2 runs; Triggs 1-3, 1RBI, 1 run; Still 1-3, 1BB, 1RBI; Jarred 1-4, 1 run; Freed 1-4.
2013 Mount Ayr Raider baseball team
Members of the 2013 Mount Ayr Raider baseball team are (front row, L-R) Zane Sickels, Erik Freed, Dylan Doman, Ben Saville, Jacob Beamgard, Levi Jarred and Aaron Darrah; (second row) Casey Paxson, Levi Martin, Austin Quick, Joe Ricker, Nick Wurster, Shane Swank, Gerrad Naill and Weston Schnoor; (third row) coach Tanner Rinehart, Rhett Murphy, Quency Vos, Johnathan Triggs, Jake Still, Heath Evans, Jacob Taylor, Kyle Dolecheck, Logan Stark and coach David Showalter.
Mount Ayr Rebel Raiders have combined 16-6-1 record after baseball action this week
The Mount Ayr middle school A team record stands at 9-2, and the B team stands at 7-4-1 after baseball action this week. Bedford The middle school baseball team traveled to Bedford today, Tuesday, June 18, and won both games. In the A game, Dylan Campbell pitched a gem of a game in his ﬁrst pitching performance of the season. On the offensive end for the Raiders, Tristen Ackley led the way with a triple, single, a run scored and two RBI’s. Mitchell Jennett had a double and single, scored two runs and had one RBI. Jacob McCreary had a single, scored a run, and had one RBI. Hunter Wilson had a double, single, scored a run, and had one RBI, Zach Murphy had a single and scored two runs while Tristan Holmes also scored two runs. Cal Daughton and Dylan Campbell scored one run each. “Dylan Campbell set the tone for this game by pitching a great game,” said coach Joe Catanzareti. “I really didn’t know what to expect from Dylan since he hasn’t pitched in a game yet, but, wow, what a job he did. We also hit the ball very well today with just about everyone contributing to the victory.” In the B game, the Raiders won 10-3 with a solid pitching performance by Cole Paxson. “Cole was in control throughout the game, throwing strikes and allowing only one hit in the entire game,” said coach David Showalter. Offensively, Zach Murphy doubled, singled, scored three runs, and had two RBI’s. Hunter Wilson had a single, scored a run, and recorded one RBI. Braydon Swank had a single, scored two runs, and drove in one run. Ty Taylor had a single and three RBI’s. Tristan Holmes had a single and scored a run. Dillon McAlexander scored two runs while Lucas Wurster scored once. “We came to play today,” said Showalter. “The kids played with a lot of energy and did a great job all around.” Murray The A team lost only their second game of the season to Murray 8-3, on June 19. Cal Daughton had a single and scored a run, Tristan Holmes had a single and scored two runs, and Mitchell Jennett had a single. “Murray’s pitcher did a nice job keeping us off the bases today,” said coach Catanzareti. “We just couldn’t get it going in this one.” The B team downed Murray, 6-3. Several players contributed to the win. Lucas Wurster had a single and scored two runs. Bradley Wurster had a double, scored two runs and had one RBI. Hunter Wilson had two singles, scored two runs, and had one RBI. Braydon Swank had a double, scored a run, and had one RBI. Marcus Daughton had a single, scored two runs, and had two RBI’s. Kole Paxson had two RBI’s. Dillon McAlexander scored a run. “Lucas Wurster did a nice job on the mound for us,” said coach Showalter, “and we hit the ball well all day.” Central Decatur The Rebel Raider A team got back on the winning track with an 2-1 extra-inning win over Central Decatur to raise their season record to 8-2. Dylan Campbell picked up his second win of the season. “Dylan did a masterful job for us and kept us in the game,” said Catanzareti Offensively for the Raiders, Cal and Marcus Daughton both singled in the extra inning, with Cal driving home Marcus for the winning run. Others contributing to the win were Zach Murphy with a single and a run scored, Tristan Holmes with two singles, Jacob McCreary with two singles and Braydon Swank with one single. “This was a real pitcher’s duel that saw only three runs cross the plate,” said Catanzareti. “I’m really happy for Cal and Marcus Daughton. They combined to win the game for us with their backto-back hits in the extra inning. It was a fun game to watch.” The B team dropped an 8-5 decision to Central Decatur. Lucas Wurster had a single and scored two runs. Bradley Wurster had a single and scored a run. Tristan Holmes had two singles and scored a run. Marcus Daughton had a single and scored a run. Braydon Swank had one RBI. “We struggled on the mound today and that really hurt our chances,” said Showalter. “We did some good things offensively, but had trouble with some defensive plays that allowed Central Decatur to win the game.” The B team record stands at 6-4. East Union The A team won 11-1 at Afton. Tristen Ackley struck out nine batters, while yielding only onehit. Offensively, Ackley had two singles, scored two runs, and had two RBI’s. Cal Daughton scored a run. Tristan Holmes had a single, scored a run, and had one RBI. Zach Murphy had a single and scored two runs. Jacob McCreary had a double, single, scored a run, and had one RBI. Hunter Wilson had a double and single, scored a run, and had one RBI. Dylan Campbell had a single and scored a run. Mitchell Jennett had one RBI. Kole Paxson scored a run, and Dillon McAlexander had a single and scored a run. “We played a solid game today,” said coach Catanzareti. “It helps when your pitcher only gives up one hit and strikes out nine batters, but when they needed to make plays, our kids made them.” The B team downed the Eagles, 8-3.
Mount Ayr JV blasts Corning, I-35; squeaks past Bedford on 3-0 week
The Raider JV continues to roll with three wins this week. Mount Ayr JV 25, Corning JV 0 The Raider JV spanked Corning in a lopsided 25-0 victory over the Red Raiders, Tuesday, June 18. Levi Jarred was on the mound for Mount Ayr, giving up only two hits and striking out four in the contest. Jarred led the way for the team offensively as he went 4-4 at bat and scoring one RBI and four runs. Lincoln Martin stepped up with a 3-4 at the plate, four RBI’s and three runs; Rhett Murphy, Kyle Dolecheck and Ben Saville each had two hits. Coach David Showalter commented on the Raider hitting. “We hit the ball well and took advantage of several Red Raider errors to score,” he said. Shane Swank and Joe Ricker were also noted by coach Showalter for their contribution to the game. Mount Ayr JV 4, Bedford 3 It was a repeat performance for the Raider JV as they beat the Bulldogs, 4-3, the identical score in the last matchup between the two teams. The Raiders trailed 3-1 going into the fourth inning, when Mount Ayr scored the go-ahead run off a Dylan Doman single. Nick Wurster started on the hill and Levi Jarred came on in relief in the third inning to pick up the win. Offensively, Wurster led the way by going 2-2 with a double and a single; Dylan Doman was 1-2 including a two-RBI single while Lincoln Martin, Kyle Dolecheck and Rhett Murphy each had a hit in the game. “We did a great job of ﬁnding the win,” said coach Showalter. “We keep getting better every game.” Mount Ayr JV 18, I-35 JV 0 The JV Raiders completed the sweep on the week by downing I-35 18-0. “We took care of business in Truro,” remarked coach Showalter. Jacob Taylor picked up the win on the hill. Taylor threw a strong game, giving up only four hits, while striking out four. Offensively Nick Wurster had a monster solo homerun in the third inning and ended up with three RBI’s; Logan Stark was 2-2 with two RBI’s; Jacob Beamgard went 2-2 with a double and three RBI’s; Levi Jarred was 2-3 with one RBI; Quency Vos was 2-4 with three RBI’. Kyle Dolecheck, Rhett Murphy, Shane Swank and Lincoln Martin also had one hit each. “We played great defense, getting our second shutout of the week,” said Showalter. “Our bats continue to stay hot as well.”
Lucas Wurster had a single and scored two runs. Marcus Daughton also scored two runs. Hunter Wilson had a single and two RBI’s. Mitchell Jennett, Zach Murphy and Gavin Dine each scored one Braydon Swank had a single, and Cal Daughton had a double and scored a run. “It was a good win for us,” said coach Showalter. “We ran the bases well, and our defense made some nice plays.” Corning The A team got rained out in the second inning in the game at home against Corning. The Rebel Raiders were leading 3-1 as the game was called. The B team tied the Red Raiders, 3-3. Offensively for Mount Ayr, Lucas Wurster scored a run, Marcus Daughton scored a run, and Braydon Swank had a single and scored a run. “We didn’t hit the ball all that well today,” said coach Showalter, “but we did enough damage to gain a tie. We’re improving our skills with each game.”
New online hunter course begins July 1
Adults who have prior hunting or ﬁrearms handling experience and are looking to satisfy their hunter education requirement to purchase a hunting license will have a new option beginning July 1 – a hunter education course online. The online course will have the same materials as their classroom counterparts and students will be tested in the same way. The online course will last seven to eight hours and students will need to pass a quiz at the end of each chapter, plus a ﬁnal exam. The course is designed for students age 18 and older with prior hunting or gun handling experience. The classroom course is for students age 11 and older with or without ﬁrearm handling experience. If adult students take the course prior to July 1, they will either need to complete a ﬁeld day or retake the online course after July 1. For a current listing of hunter education courses, go to www.iowadnr.gov/training.
The Tingley Lions minors team won the championship of the Murray minor tournament on June 22. Pictured are (front row, L-R) Peyton Fleharty, Riley Stark, Preston Fleharty, Klayton Yoder and Trenton Cooke; (second row) Jace Grose, Brady Bickel, Rhett Larson, Jayden Kinght, Adler Shay, Jaixon Frost and Keaton White; (back) coaches Josh Heidtman and Jacobs Knight.
Tingley minors tourney champs
Tingley majors third in tourney
The Tingley Lions placed third in the Lamoni majors baseball tournament last weekend. Pictured are (front row, L-R) Christopher Kemery and Kolben Klommhaus; (second row) Cole Mobley, Reas Knapp, Keelan Klommhaus and Tyler Jarred; (back row) Isaac Grose, Cade Clymer, Austin Greenland, Tyler Jones, Grant Anderson, Cole Clymer. The team is coached by Kelly Klommhaus, Spence Jones, Eric Clymer and Dan Pearcy.
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The Raiderettes lost three conference games prior to winning two-of-three games in the Bedford Classic. Corning 20, Mount Ayr 9 Mount Ayr was handed the 20-9 loss in their contest against Corning on Tuesday, June 18. Raiderette Shelbie Greene started on the mound and held the Red Raiders scoreless to open the game while Mount Ayr bats put up three runs in the ﬁrst inning. Solid hitting from both teams kept the game close until the ﬁfth inning when “more than a handful of Raiderette ﬁelding errors did not allow us to stay in the game,” according to coach Ranae Klinkefus. Greene retired from the mound, and Macy Larsen entered to take over pitching duties. Heavy hitting plagued Larsen as she took the loss. Defensively Paige Daughton had a good night behind the plate, picking off two runners attempting to steal second. Offensively the Raiderettes had Megan Warin leading the team as she was 3-4 and crossed homeplate three times. Brooke Rychnovsky drove in one RBI and scored one run with some quick thinking after a Corning pickoff attempt at third. Tessa Shields came up with two RBI’s after some nice hits to the outﬁeld, and Hannah Glendenning recorded three RBI’s.
Corning Mt. Ayr 1-3, 2B, Glendenning, H. 0-4, 3RBI; Larsen 2-4, 2B, Glendenning, B., 1 run.
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Bedford 10, Mount Ayr 3 Mount Ayr faced a second loss for the week, falling to Bedford 10-3 in the game played Thursday, June 20. Shelbie Greene pitched all seven inning for the Raiderettes and took the loss, allowing six hits, striking out four batters, walking one batter and hitting one batter. It was a similar story in the ﬁeld, with the Raiderettes committing “too many ﬁelding errors to stay in the game,” in coach Ranae Klinkefus’ words, as Bedford managed to score ten runs on only ﬁve hits for the game. Bedford stretched their 3-1 lead from the second inning into a 10-1 game, taking advantage of Mount Ayr’s defense. Mount Ayr hit the ball but was unable to make up the deﬁcit, scoring in only two innings for the night. Offensive stats recorded Morgan Quick with a good night at the plate, hitting three singles and a triple that drove in Hannah Glendenning. Macy Larsen scored the other two runs for Mount Ayr on a single and an error.
Mt. Ayr Bedford
R H 0 00 00 10 1 4 2 00 20 20 6 10 Pitching MA - Greene (L) 10H, 0-K, 1BB, 3ER. Hitting MA - Daughton 1-3, 2B, 1RBI; Dolecheck 1-3; Stark 1-3; Larsen 1-2, 1 run. Mt. Ayr I-35
Ayr scoreless until the sixth inning when Paige Daughton hit an RBI double to drive in Macy Larsen. Defensively the Raiderettes stepped up their game, holding Interstate-35 to only six runs on ten hits. “I told the girls that we played defense and ﬁgured out ways to get outs,” said coach Klinkefus. “Now we need to put our offense and defense together in the same night for a complete game!” Shelbie Greene took the loss on the mound, going all seven innings. Greene delivered four strikeouts, walked one batter and allowed seven hits and two earned runs. Recording hits for Mount Ayr were Daughton, Kirsten Dolecheck and Billi Stark.
RH 0 2 0 1 12 1 6 22 17 3 00 4 0 2 0 9 8 Pitching MA - Greene (4 1/3) 7H, 1K, 3BB, 5ER, 4 1/3 IP; Larsen (L) 10H, 1BB, 10ER. Hitting MA - Daughton 1-5, 1BB, 1 run; Warin 2-5, 3 runs; Rychnovsky 1-5, 1RBI, 2 runs; Quick 0-4, 2 runs; Shields 1-4, 2B, 2BB, 2RBI; Greene
I-35 6, Mount Ayr 1 The Raiderettes were handed yet another disappointing loss, 6-1, Friday night against I-35 at Truro. The Roadrunners held Mount
R H 0 10 00 02 3 6 0 3 3 4 0 0 0 10 5 Pitching MA - Greene (L) 7H, 4K, 1BB, 2ER, 6IP. Hitting MA - Daughton 1-4, 3B; Glendenning 0-4, 1RBI, 1 run; Rychnovsky 0-4, 1BB, 1RBI; Quick 4-4, 3B; Dolecheck 0-2, 1BB; Larsen 1-3, 2 runs.
Bedford Classic The Raiderettes traveled to Bedford to compete in the Bedford Classic tournament, Saturday, June 22. Mount Ayr recorded two wins and one loss for the day. Griswold 15, Mount Ayr 3 In the ﬁrst game of the Classic for Mount Ayr, Griswold handed the Raiderettes a sound defeat. Mount Ayr and Griswold were tied going into the bottom of the fourth inning when Griswold pulled ahead by one run. In what coach Ranae Klinkefus called, “a rough ﬁrst game,” the Raiderettes were unable to execute in the ﬁeld as Griswold managed to score their total ﬁfteen runs on only six hits. Pitchers Tessa Shields and
The 2013 Mount Ayr Raiderette softball team includes (front row, L-R) Brook Rychnovsky, Baylee Arends, Jena James, Morgan Quick, Cheyenne Haveman, and Blair Glendenning; (second row) Shelby Comer, Laura Davison, Bailea Stark, Billi Jo Stark, Baylee Stark, Hannah Glendenning Macy Larsen shared their time on the mound with Shields taking the loss. Shields allowed three hits, walked two batters, struck out two batters and had four unearned runs in the ﬁrst 5 1/3 innings. Larsen came in for the ﬁnal 1 2/3 innings of the game and allowed three hits. Mount Ayr bats were pretty quiet, with Allie Shields and Kirsten Dolecheck the only Raiderettes to record hits. Paige Daughton, Allie Shields and Morgan Quick scored the three runs for the game. Daughton walked and scored, Quick walked
2013 Mount Ayr Raiderette softball team
ing nine strikeouts, allowing only one hit and no earned runs, while allowing no walks. Paige Daughton topped the offensive stats going 1-4 at the plate, recording one RBI and scoring three runs. Coach Klinkefus also noted Daughton’s sacriﬁce bunt in the sixth inning that advanced runners. Megan Warin accounted for two RBIs with a bunt, and Brook Rychnovsky drove in three runners. Cheyenne Haveman was the designated hitter and coach Klinkefus gave credit to her performance. “Cheyenne put the ball in play well and ran the bases with her ‘wheels’!” she said. Haveman had two singles and scored one of the Raiderette runs. Mount Ayr 4, Bedford 3 In a close contest to end the day, Mount Ayr defeated Bedford, 4-3. The Bulldogs faced a different Raiderette defense than earlier in the week, as Mount Ayr held Bedford to only three runs on nine Bulldog hits. Coach Ranae Klinkefus commented on Raiderette defensive
and Macy Larsen; (third row) Maddie Mobley, coach Jules Daughton, Kirsten Dolecheck, Paige Daughton, Tessa Shields, Kelcie Shields, Shelbie Greene, Allie Shields, Megan Warin, coach Ranae Klinkenfus and Taylor Wilson. position changes. “Kelcie Shields stepped up and did a great job at ﬁrst base,” she said, “while Tessa Shields moved to third to do a good job on the corner.” Veteran pitcher Shelbie Greene was on the mound and delivered four strikeouts with no walks. Mount Ayr took the early one -run lead in the ﬁrst inning, but scoring was tight as both teams played solid ball. At the plate the Raiderettes had Daughton and Rychnovsky both going 2-4 with one RBI and one run each. Blair Glendenning scored the run in the ﬁfth inning after coming in to pinch run for Kelcie Shields. Macy Larsen crossed the plate after arriving on a walk to round out the offense. Coach Klinkefus had this to say at the end of the tournament: “The last two games of the Bedford Classic were great games played by the Raiderettes. We bounced back from a rough ﬁrst game and we’re proud of our defense. We put the ball in play and ran the bases well.”
and was scored by Megan Warin’s RBI and Allie Shields ran the bases and crossed on her single. Mount Ayr 7, Stanton 0 Game two started a better stretch for the Raiderettes as they claimed the 7-0 victory against Stanton. “In what seems to be true and stressful Raiderette fashion,” reported coach Klinkefus, “we scored our seven runs late in the game, but our team was excited by the competitive nature we brought to this game.” Shelbie Greene dominated on the hill all seven innings, deliver-
Rebel Raiderettes face four opponents last week
The Mount Ayr middle school softball team faced four teams in action last week. Bedford After Beford had jumped out to a 7-4 ﬁrst-inning lead, the Rebel Raiderette A team battled back to down Bedford, 12-9, on Tuesday, June 18. Sam Schaefer was the winning pitcher, allowing nine hits and one walk while striking out ﬁve. Eight different players collected hits for the Raiderettes. Sara Winemiller led the way with a triple and two singles. Alyssa Johnson also tripled along with a single. Abbey Schafer recorded two singles with Bailey Anderson, Sammy McGill, Caylie Hickman, Mercedez Birkenholz and Paige Lynch eaching adding one single each. “Last inning big hits led us to the win,” said coach Tori Braby, “and a tough inning on defense let us take home the win. The girls battled in this game clear until the last out.” The B team also came away with a win as they defeated Bedford 13-5. “Our bats showed up today,” said coach Braby. “Everyone stepped up and hit the ball.” Eight Raiderettes recorded hits, with Hallie Still leading the way with a double and two singles. Haley Whittington tripled and singled, and Caroline McAlexander also tripled. Kierston Klommhas, Sam Schaefer, MacKenzie Shields, Paige Lynch, and Emma Mobley all added singles in the team effort. Mercedez Birkenholz allowed only one hit and ﬁve walks with one strike out. Murray The Raiderette A team had revenge on their minds as they hosted Murray Wednesday, but the game ended in a 6-6 tie due to the time limit. “We had previously gotten beat by Murray,” said coach Braby, “and wanted another try. The girls really wanted this game.” Mount Ayr trailed 5-1 heading into the top of the fourth inning. “We got started late but turned things on in the fourth inning to get some runs back,” said Braby. “We had the bases loaded when Abbey Schafer saved the day with a nice double.” Other Raiderettes gaining hits were Alyssa Johnson with three singles, Sammy McGill with a double and a single, and Caylie Hickman and Sara Winemiller with one single each. Sam Schaefer allowed six hits, two walks and one hit batsman while striking out one to gain the win. The B team lost to Murray as the Raiderettes could muster only two hits, both singles by Mercedez Birkenholz and Alex Booth. Caroline McAlexander took the loss as she allowed nine hits and six walks while striking out six. “Defense was not on its A game today,” said coach Braby. “We made too many mental errors and struggled both in the ﬁeld and at the plate.” Central Decatur The A team dropped a 9-5 decision to CD Thursday. “We waited until the third inning to start playing ball today,” said coach Braby. “If we would show up all ﬁve innings, we would have a lot different outcomes.” Sam Schaefer allowed 12 hits along with one walk and one strikeout in the loss. “Sam Schaefer did a good job on the mound today, only giving one girl a free pass,” commented Braby. The Raiderettes collected ﬁve hits in the game, three of which were doubles by Bailey Anderson, Sara Winemiller and Abbey Schafer. Winemiller and Alyssa Johnson also recorded singles. The B team also lost a 9-5 decision. Mercedez Birkenholz stroked a double while Paige Lynch and Hayley Whittington added one single each. Alex Booth took the loss by allowing ﬁve hits, ﬁve walks, two hit batsmen. She struck out two. “We are struggling coming together as a team, making mental errors and not being able to regroup,” commented coach Braby. East Union The A team got back on track with a 12-5 win over East Union Friday. Earlier in the season the Eagles had shutout the Raiderettes, 12-0, so this win was another revenge match. “We were smacking the ball all over the place and doing some great base running,” exclaimed coach Braby. “Bailey Anderson and Sara McAlexander really stepped up today and went 4-4 at the plate.” Anderson recorded a triple, two doubles and a single while Winemiller stroked four singles. Alyssa Johnson doubled and singled, and Kierston Klommhaus singled twice. Caylie Hickman, Sammy McGill, Emma Mobley and MacKenzie Shields added one single each. Caroline McAlexander was the winning pitcher. She allowed 10 htis, three walks and one hit batsmen while striking out four. The B team also defeated the Eagles, 10-7. Mercedez Birkenholz allowed ﬁve hits and two walks while striking out one. Five Raiderettes had multiple hits, led by Alex Booth’s triple and two singles. Lanie Sheil, Paige Lynch, Hallie Still and Birkenholz all added a pair of singles each. Chania Vos also contributed a single. “We turned on the offense in the third and fourth innings to gain the win,” said coach Braby. Final action Barring any further rain-outs, the Rebel Raiderettes will close their 2013 season with games against Bedord today (Thursday) and Wayne Friday.
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Classic action continues Saturday
Action in the Mount Ayr Softball Classic will continue all day Saturday, June 29. Nine teams are competing in this year’s classic: Orient-Macksburg, South Page/Essex, Lenox, Wayne, West Central Valley, Clarinda, Martensdale-St. Marys, Murray and host Mount Ayr. The schedule for Saturday includes eight games: 8:30 S Page/Essex vs Mount Ayr 10:00 Murray vs M-St Marys 11:30 Clarinda vs Wayne 1:30 Lenox vs OM 3:00 Wayne vs S Page/Essex 4:30 Murray vs Lenox 6:00 M-St Marys vs Clarinda 7:30 OM vs Mount Ayr Start times are approximate. If the tournament should get ahead of schedule, Mount Ayr athletic director Delwyn Showalter plans to stay ahead. Games are set for seven innings or a 90-minute time limit with 10and 12-run rules in effect. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students. Conference passes will not be accepted. A Player of Game plaque will be awarded to one player on the winning team at the conclusion of each game. Mount Ayr Sports Calendar June 27 - July 4
Varsity start times 6 p.m. unless noted MS start times 10 a.m. unless noted
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Ringgold County Hospital Quarterly Vendor Report July 1, 2012- September 30, 2012 3M Health Information, $4,197.99. Accent, $125.63. Aﬂac, $6,770.60. Air Filter Sales & Svc, $1,175.75. Alegent Health, $100.00. Allmed, $217.25. Alliant Energy, $57,663.40. American Academy Of Hospice & Palliative, $415.00. American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, $125.00. American Association Of Bioanalysts, $3,308.00. American Solutions For Business, $442.84. Amerisource, $88,708.61. Ameritox, $5,347.14. Anderson Erickson, $1,297.41. Angiodynamics, $764.16. Apex Print Technologies, $600.00. App Pharmaceuticals, $1,250.00. Arkansas Osteopathic Medical Assoc., $100.00. Arthrex, $2,865.00. Arthrocare Medical Corp., $477.17. Assoc. of Nutrition & Foodservice Prof., $145.00. Automatic Door Group, $1,179.20. Axis Health Care LLC, $1,042.50. Baker, Henry, $20.00. Baker ,Melissa, $15.03. Bankers Life & Casualty, $759.35. Bard Access Systems, $264.50. Barnes, Travis, $100.00. Baxter Healthcare, $908.07. Beneﬁts Inc., $636.47. BG Medical, $3,068.90. Billy Dodson, $350.00. Bio Rad Laboratories, $1,693.94. Biomet Inc., $161.70. Blue Cross Blue Shield, $38.35. Blue Endo, $379.95. Boston Scientiﬁc, $756.00. Boswell Arnetta, $33.64. Bound Tree Medical, $1,243.32. Brammer, Larry, $523.54. Briggs Corp, $253.12. Browns Medical Imaging, $14,375.00. Capital Sanitary Supply, $5,772.89. Carefusion 211, $312.63. Carefusion 2200, $296.34. Carefusion Solutions, $8,547.00. Catholic Health Intiatives, $7,696.52. Cattleman Assoc., $100.00. CDW Government, $222.30. Central Reserve Life Ins., $317.96. Centurion, $1,601.28. Century Link, $1,212.09. CFI, $375.56. CGI, $1,256.40. Chat Mobility, $159.90. Chemical Sanitizing Sys., $545.82. City Mount Ayr, $9,879.00. Clia Laboratory Program, $150.00. Coleman, Denise, $241.51. Collection Services Center, $959.34. Combined Systems Technology, $1,473.00. Computer Solutions, $750.00. Conmed Linvatec, $156.00. Containment Technologies, $94.90. Contemporary Cabinets, $1,575.00. Cook Medical Inc., $343.72. Cooper Surgical, $180.38. Country Blossoms, $50.00. Coventry Healthcare, $160.91. Cra Payment Center, $142.50. Credentiasource, $175.00. Creston Publishing Co, $951.00. Cygnus Medical, $229.00. Datex Ohmeda, $1,896.44. Davis Law Firm, $1,752.05. Day Timer, $32.98. Decatur County Hospital, $4,306.93. Derald’s Garage, $26.99. Des Moines Register, $276.02. Digital Transcriptions Systems, $1,839.40. Directory Publishing Solutions, $222.00. Dj Ortho, $241.95. Dollar General, $184.50. Don Lucas, $525.00. Dorothy, Teresa, $164.28. Drake, Diane, $99.90. Drake, Laura, $326.16. Dss Research, $800.00. Dukes, Joe, $99.90. Eason, Mary, $205.18. Echo Electric Supply, $566.84. Edward Jones, $1,530.00. Electronic Engineering, $244.85. Elsevier, $4,749.00. Emcare, $33,028.92. Empi, $675.65. Engineered Controls Inc., $967.75. England, Jennifer, $416.66. Exergen Corp, $432.44. Farm & Home Publishers, $194.90. Farm Bureau Financial, $19,088.20. Farmers Coop, $541.46. Farnam Street Financial, $23,601.00. Fastenal Company, $178.76. Faubion Tammy, $410.00. Fine Services, $534.00. Fisher Health Care, $11,465.55. Forney, John P., $3,292.23. Fresenius Usa, $12,209.92. Gambro Renal, $1,658.44. Gardner & White, $2,658.59. GE Medical Systems Info Technologies Inc, $144.57. Genzyme Biosurgery, $15,450.00. Gerold’s Plumbing & Heating, $36.41. Glaxosmithkline Pharmaceuticals, $2,970.52. Gold Standard/ Elsevier, $1,148.00. Goodwin, Tucker, $169.92.
Grapetree Medical Stafﬁng, Inc., $2,255.70. Great Western Bank - Amb Visa, $830.70. Great Western Bank - RCH Visa, $9,192.57. Greenway Medical Technologies, $12,204.28. Gregg, Marcy, $66.60. Grifols Therapeutics Inc., $8,545.07. Hanson Directory Service, $885.15. Harban, Michelle, $131.65. Hartford Life, $20,691.00. Hauge Associates, Inc., $130.00. Haveman, Jennifer, $10.00. Hawkeye Biomedical, LLC, $1,986.84. Health Carousel, $49,957.09. Henry Schein, $2,457.66. Highlights, $34.44. Hoffman, Brian, $30.00. Hopkins, Ramona, $10.00. Hospira Worldwide, $55.70. Humana Health Care Plans, $174.44. Hymbaugh, Mitzi, $1,132.75. Hy-Vee, $1,666.74. Ice Technologies, $100,283.77. Infomax Ofﬁce Systems - Rentals, $4,378.81. Ingenix Inc., $2,440.86. Iowa Bd Phar, $100.00. Iowa Better Trucking, $83.15. Iowa Communication Network, $14,079.97. Iowa Dept. of Public Health, $357.00. Iowa Healthcare Collaborative, $50.00. Iowa Heart Center, $40,283.82. Iowa Hosp. Assoc., $2,707.00. Iowa Insurance Division, $100.00. Iowa Nurse Practioner Society, $100.00. Iowa Osteopathic Medical Assoc., $490.00. Iowa Pathology Associates, $8,029.00. Iowa Physician Assistant Soc., $365.00. Iowa Therapy Associates, $3,896.71. Iowa Water Management Corp., $100.00. Ivans, $750.00. J J Health Care, $7,885.45. Johnson Controls, $2,695.00. Johnson, Dr. Dana, $882.20. Johnston, Katherine, $100.00. Kci, $1,071.00. King Systems, $ 310.16. KSIB Radio, $1,899.00. Labsco, $1,147.85. Lamair Mulock Condon, $23,413.50. Lawhead, Jane, $109.58. Lawson Products, $273.50. Lehman, Shelley, $1,450.00. Lifeline Systems, $6,591.87. Lifeserve Blood Center, $14,837.00. Madison, Dr. - Contract, $57,062.52. Magers, Dr., $2,395.83. Martins Flag Co, $362.78. Matheson Tri-Gas, $3,708.92. McDonnell Appliance, $169.50. McKesson Technologies, $92,375.15. Mclain, Heather, $191.09. Med Alliance Group, $240.16. Med Media, $650.00. Med One Capital Funding, $86,119.00. Med Tech Resource, $295.89. Media Source, $ 2,024.87. Mediacom, $1,594.26. Medibadge, $83.35. Medivators, $666.46. Medivators, $729.13. Medline, $836.30. Medtox, $56.80. Merck & Co, $2,415.00. Mercy Des Moines Sports Medicine, $1,944.44. Mercy Hospital-Financial Operations, $62,847.21. Mercy Medical Center - Ekg, $3,861.00. Mercy Surgical Dressing, $105.78. Mesa Laboratories, $145.90. Meyer Distributing, $49.61. Midwest Medical Insurance Co., $9,646.00. Milliman Care Guidelines, $5,633.51. Millipore Corp, $1,069.00. Mobile Instrument Services, $2,094.77. Molded Products, $92.06. Monica’s Kitchen, $90.00. Mount Ayr Chamber Of Commerce, $150.00. Mount Ayr Community School, $125.00. Mount Ayr Farm & Home, $353.15. Mount Ayr Golf & Country Club, $1,037.00. Mount Ayr Record-News, $1,863.30. NAPA, $376.10. National Research Corporation, $5,000.00. Nationwide Agribusiness, $16.25. Nelson, James R., $828.00.
Nieman, Jeff, $50.00. North Coast Medical, $167.60. Nuclear Sonics, $22,025.00. Olympus America, $1,964.61. On-Site Information Destruction, Inc., $1,090.32. Optimal Phone Interprises, $178.10. Optp, $172.25. Optum, $601.82. Oracle America, $8.78. Orthotek Inc., $230.00. Otiumwa Courier, $558.92. Owens & Minor, $37,108.17. Pamida, $585.65. Paper Direct, $46.48. Parker Medical, $120.47. Pathology Laboratory, $25,752.11. Pentax, $159.10. Petty Cash, $20.21. Philips Healthcare, $886.00. Phoenix Textile, $2,070.79. Pitney Bowes, $366.00. Platinum Code, $782.75. Plumb Supply Company, $446.56. Podium Ink, $335.00. Precision Water Systems, $4,864.30. Primus Sterilizer Co., $65.31. Progressive Medical, $762.00. Purchase Power, $1,566.29. Quill, $87.73. Regions Bank - Corp. Trust Operations, $4,500.00. Regions Bank - Corp Trust Dept, $273,576.00. Reprocessing Products Corp., $49.19. Rhino Group, The, $1,104.00. Richards, Connie, $26.64. Ringgold County Clerk Of Court, $105.00. Ringgold County Fair, $20.00. Roberts, Teresa, $99.90. Roe, Steve, $33.30. S & S Printing, $1,740.00. Sammons Preston, $221. 27. Sanderson, Denise, $39.00. Sara Lee Bakery, $1,066.63. Schafer, Ron, $124.88. Schuster, Kathleen, $496.18. Secretary Of State, $30.00. Seim, Johnson, $28,185.00. Self-Funding Actuarial Services, Inc., $400.00. Serim Research Corp., $126.50. Shafer Insurance, $140.00. Shannon Screen Printing, $238.50. Shared Imaging, $44,700.00. Shared Medical Services, $16,575.00. Sharn Anesthesia, $40.56. Shelton Dehaan, $46.85. Shields Edward, $5.92. Sickels’ Automotive, $254.85. Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, $30,645.16. Simplexgrinnell, $508.00. Sisco, $326,278.99. Smith & Nephew Endo, $2,742.73. Smith & Nephew Ortho, $53,063.31. Smith Oil, $4,521.50. Sobotka, Steven, $50.19. Somnitech, $13,480.00. Sourceone Healthcare, $749.48. South Central Cellular, $15.00. Southern Hills Anesthesia LLC, $65,725.50. Southwest Builder Supply, $1,475.20. Southwestern Community College, $900.00. Spectra Laboratories, $316.50. Stackhouse Rob, $379.00. Staples Advantage, $8,109.64. Stericycle, $3,551.52. Straight, Pam, $332.55. Stroh Corp, $2,785.73. Stryker Endo, $546.94. Stryker Instruments, $1,650.02. Sun Life Financial, $7,650.57. Swank, Virginia, $19.26. Synergy Therapy Solutions, $7,500.00. Sysco Iowa, $11,142.01. T Systems, $990.00. TA Penke & Associates, $90.00. Terumo Bct. Inc., $306.64. The Industry Calendar.Com, $219.00. Tiger Direct Inc., $24.57. Time Management Systems, $142.12. Times Tribune, $351.00. Tri Anim Health Services, $94.97. United Ad Label, $35.97. United Healthcare, $153.95. United Healthcare, $406.94. United Healthcare, $5,596.88. United Parcel Services, $402.81. Universal Hospital Services, $141.79. US Cellular, $1,433.15. Valley West Uniforms, $654.40. Vidacare, $982.63. Wahltek, $1,958.41. Waste Management, $4,031.23. Wayne County Hospital, $38,062.62. Wayne Dennis Supply, $161.48. Weaver, Donald, $53.43. Whitﬁeld & Eddy PLC., $819.00. Windstream, $7,097.10. Winkler, Gordon $295.98.
Winkler, Linda, $686.64. Wisconsin Physicians Service, $109,498.00. WPS Tricare Administration, $164.50. WPS/Tricare, $49.93. X-Rite, Inc., $340.00. Zebra Technologies, $210.43. Zellmer Soft Water, $591.49. Zoll Medical Corp, $380.05. Total $ 2,301,788.81 Ringgold County Hospital Quarterly Vendor Report October 1, 2012 - December 31 2012 3M Health Information, $4,197.99. Aaham, $175.00. Accent, $291.20. Advance Medical Designs, $29.60. Aﬂac, $7,216.66. Afton Star Enterprise, $210.00. Air Filter Sales & Svc, $798.16. Alliant Energy, $42,276.24. American College Osteopathic Fam. Phys., $325.00. American Solutions For Business, $186.48. Amerisource, $116,162.94. Ameritox, $11,666.21. Anderson Erickson, $1,936.87. Angiodynamics, $376.33. ArborOne Financial, $7,160.00. Armstrong, Bill, $6.11. Arthrex, $6,662.78. Arthrocare Medical Corp., $483.30. Auditor State Of Iowa, $625.00. Bard Access Systems, $169.50. Bedford Times Press, $225.00. Beekley Corp., $64.25. BG Medical, $7,221.95. Bio Rad Laboratories, $796.74. Blue Cross Blue Shield, $137.60. Blue Endo, $265.00. Books Are Fun, $2,077.63. Boston Scientiﬁc, $762.00. Bound Tree Medical, $543.89. Braby, Kathi, $202.02. Briggs Corp., $206.17. Browns Medical Imaging, $29,132.38. Capital Sanitary Supply, $5,162.29. Carefusion 211, $2,646.51. Carefusion 2200, $79.02. Carefusion Solutions, $8,703.80. Casteel, Melanie, $409.28. Catholic Health Intiatives, $6,208.09. CDW Government, $1,381.92. Central Restaurant Products, $171.65. Central Service Association Of Iowa, $75.00. Centurion, $2,082.00. Century Link, $1,174.32. CGI, $664.07. Chat Mobility, $159.90. Chemical Sanitizing Sys, $606.11. Cintas Corporation, $181.65. City of Mount Ayr, $9,879.00. Clia Labaratory Program, $2,040.00. Coeur, Inc., $277.52. Coleman Denise, $282.48. Collection Services Center, $1,119.23. Combined Systems Technology, $1,241.46. Communications Engineering Company, $184.47. Computer Solutions, $6,142.00. Conmed Linvatec, $78.00. Coviden, $2,441.10. Cra Payment Center, $143.73. Credentiasource, $425.00. Creston Automotive, $200.45. Creston Publishing Co., $3,005.00. Cura Surgical, $45.23. Cygnus Medical, $229.00. Datex Ohmeda, $993.00. Davis County Hospital, $50.96. Davis Law Firm, $3,511.02. Deaf Services Unlimited, $341.25. Decatur County Hospital, $7,364.50. Dept. Insp. & Appeals-Food Svc, $74.25. Diagonal Progress, $141.09. Dickson Co., $141.00. Digital Transcriptions Systems, $2,224.11. Dj Ortho, $402.76. Dollar General, $64.80. Dorothy, Teresa, $167.94. Dorseti, Shawn, $122.75. Drake, Diane, $99.90. Dukes, Joe, $149.85. Eason, Mary, $99.90. Echo Electric Supply, $589.33. Edward Jones, $1,850.00.
Eighmy, Malcolm, $5.55. Electronic Engineering, $9,933.85. Emcare, $56,764.25. Emergency Medical Products, $993.61. Employee Beneﬁt Systems, $2,500.00. Employee Fund Committee, $1,574.00. Equisys, Inc., $865.00. Exergen Corp., $1,082.43. Farm Bureau-IA, $3,775.23. Farm Bureau Financial, $19,043.19. Farmers Coop, $618.89. Farnam Street Financial, $23,601.00. Fastenal Company, $34.95. Fine Services, $801.00. Fisher Health Care, $10,253.62. Forney, John P., $172.67. Fresenius USA, $10,703.19. Galls LLC, $290.45. Gardner & White, $2,572.36. GE Healthcare, $13,501.95. Geha, $52.65. Genworth Life And Annuity Ins. Co., $24.80. Glaxo-Smith-Kline Pharmaceuticals, $2,970.52. Goodwin, Tucker, $124.08. Grainger, $195.08. Great Western Bank - Amb Visa, $475.23. Great Western Bank- RCH Visa, $9,745.38. Greenway Medical Technologies, $12,385.21. Gregg, Marcy, $249.58. Grifols Therapeutics Inc., $11,087.53. Hach Company, $24.14. Hanson Directory Service, $885.15. Harban, Michelle, $490.86. Hartford Life, $20,691.00. Hauge, Mike, $75.00. Hausers Water Systems Inc., $446.00. Health Carousel, $38,544.00. Heartland Kidney Network, $98.00. Heather D. Stevenson, $10.00. Henry Schein, $1,433.12. Hosﬁeld, Linda, $295.00. Humana Gold Choice, $20.82. Humana Health Care Plans, $34.54. Humana Health Careplans, $211.83. Huntsman, Linda, $62.16. Hy-Vee, $1,543.24. Ice Technologies, $110,533.61. Infomax Ofﬁce Systems - Rentals, $4,300.50. Ingenix Inc., $3,548.76. International Medical, Inc., $17.50. Iowa BD Phar., $250.00. Iowa Chapter Of Acofp, $500.00. Iowa Communication Network, $3,135.00. Iowa Dept. Insp. & Appeals Health Facil., $500.00. Iowa Health System Comm. Training Center, $98.50. Iowa Heart Center, $46,062.76. Iowa Hosp. Assoc., $3,320.75. Iowa Medical Society, $910.00. Iowa Pathology Associates, $20,747.00. Iowa Therapy Associates, $8,532.06. Issuetrak, $2,515.00. Ivans, $645.00. J J Health Care, $15,470.06. JHP Pharmaceuticals, $2,340.00. Jobe, Greg, $159.84. Johnson, Dr. Dana, $2,997.43. Kayla R. Hoffman, $20.00. KCI, $395.47. Kelley, Jean, $12.75. Keltek, $143.59. Krames Staywell, $276.15. Kruse, Mollie, $99.68. KSIB Radio, $604.00. Labsco, $2,349.99. Lamair Mulock Condon, $11,363.75. Landauer, $101.75. Lehman, Shelley, $1,150.00. Lifeline Systems, $6,872.43. Lifeserve Blood Center, $4,563.00. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, $175.73. Longstreath, Randy, $43.86. Lynns Sinclair, $174.84. Madison, Dr. - Contract, $76,083.36. Main, Carrie, $1,097.18. Marick Inc., $367.00. Martins Flag Co., $280.87.
Matheny, Salena, $115.92. Matheson Tri-Gas, $4,571.98. McCormick Medical Distributing, Inc., $173.47. McDonnell Appliance, $220.97. McKesson Technologies, $1,708.47. Mclain, Heather, $197.58. McMillin, Jody, $88.81. MedOne Capital Funding, $117,216.00. Medi Dose, $37.15. Mediacom, $1,666.66. Medical Physics, $2,256.00. Medivators, $2,848.76. Medline, $617.42. Medrad, $1,436.91. Medtox, $227.20. Medtronic USA, $256.13. Merck & Co, $2,448.85. Mercy Des Moines Sports Medicine, $5,402.52. Mercy Hospital-Financial Operations, $88,497.18. Mercy Medical Center, $5,368.00. Mercy Medical Center-Centerville, $6,242.00. Mercy Medical Center - EKG, $2,034.00. Mesa Laboratories, $561.47. Meyer Laboratory, $649.50. MFA Oil, $2,532.78. Midwest Medical Insurance Co, $18,376.00. Missouri Kidney Program, $75.00. Molded Products, $147.59. Monica’s Kitchen, $148.00. Mount Ayr Farm & Home, $978.32. Mount Ayr Record-News, $3,942.17. NAPA, $290.51. National Research Corporation, $5,000.00. Nelson, James R., $972.00. New Medical Forms, $267.50. North Coast Medical, $364.20. Nuclear Sonics, $26,437.00. Nurse Executives Of SW Iowa, $110.00. Olympus America, $2,734.56. Optimal Phone Interprises, $60.39. Optum, $972.40. Oracle America, $7.81. Owens & Minor, $37,948.55. Pamida, $23.97. Parker Medical, $35.59. Pathology Laboratory, $48,721.54. Peak Development Resources, $200.00. Pedersen, Jim, $39.96. Pediatric Medical Outreach Bch., $170.00. Petty Cash, $77.55. Philips Healthcare, $9,047.00. Phoenix Textile, $2,093.12. Pigott, $8,726.31. Pitney Bowes, $366.00. Pitney Bowes - Supplies, $122.38. Platinum Code, $589.94. Poe Enterprises, $141.05. Precision Water Systems, $1,478.04. Primus Sterilizer Co., $65.01. Products Incorporated, $459.00. Progressive Medical, $457.00. Purchase Power, $2,500.00. Quill, $149.90. Randy A. Bishop, $236.38. Recover Care, $500.00. Regions Bank - Corp. Trust Dept., $311,855.00. Relay Health, $3,302.64. Reprocessing Products Corp., $98.42. Rhino Group, The, $2,072.28. Richards, Connie, $43.29. Ricker, Dr. Bruce, $8,802.18. Ringgold County EMS Assoc., $56.00. Roberts, Teresa, $874.25. Roe, Steve, $99.90. Ross Chemical Systems, $248.74. Rusk, Alan, $207.31. Sages, $285.00. Sammons, Preston, $194.44. Sara Lee Bakery, $1,331.23. Schafer, Ron, $341.49. Schrodt, John, $25.00. Schuster, Amber, $170.72.
Schuster, Kathleen, $814.43. Seim, Johnson, $16,940.00. Shared Imaging, $37,691.29. Shared Medical Services, $12,350.00. Shaw, Tracy, $80.00. Shelton, Dehaan, $986.69. Sickels’ Automotive, $710.10. Sickels, Debra, $113.22. Sickels, Vicki, $2.22. Siemen’s Healthcare Diagnostics, $35,596.14. Sisco, $277,522.84. Smith & Nephew Endo, $2,735.58. Smith & Nephew Ortho, $127,427.85. Smith Oil, $4,369.60. Society Laparendocopic Sur., $295.00. Somnitech, $10,220.00. SourceOne Healthcare, $3,290.20. Southern Hills Anesthesia LLC, $39,515.00. Southwest Builder Supply, $479.71. Southwestern Community College, $700.00. Spectra Laboratories, $347.00. St. John Companies, $19.97. Stackhouse, Lesa, $99.90. Staples Advantage, $11,106.43. State Hygienic Laboratory, $52.79. Stephens, Ka, $129.87. Stericycle, $1,781.41. Straight, Pam, $155.45. Streit, Jamie, $99.90. Stroh Corp., $16,126.97. Stryker Endo, $979.26. Stryker Instruments, $2,279.20. Stryker Medical, $50.08. Sun Life Financial, $8,401.54. Synergy Therapy Solutions, $2,500.00. Synthes, $366.19. Sysco Iowa, $13,568.02. Tsystems, $990.00. TA Penke & Associates, $90.00. Taylor County Clerk Of Court, $105.00. Telehealth Services, $65.62. Telligen, $915.00. Tiger Direct Inc., $53.06. Time Management Systems, $108.75. Times Tribune, $651.00. Todd, Jacob, $625.28. Tri Anim Health Services, $922.08. Tricare, $47.10. Trophy Shop, $66.80. Trullinger, Kevin, $99.90. United Health Care Services, $23.96. United Health River Valley, $46.29. United Health River Valley, $46,901.79. United Healthcare, $8,370.05. United Healthcare, $1,501.99. United Parcel Services, $1,078.53. Universal Hospital Services, $144.33. US Cellular, $1,398.00. US Endoscopy, $136.38. Valley West Uniforms, $102.00. Vernon Company, The, $779.83. Wahltek, $1,515.43. Waste Management, $5,506.79. Wayne County Hospital, $38,377.43. Wayne Dennis Supply, $531.69. Weeda, Danny, $28.86. Whitﬁeld & Eddy PLC., $195.00. Wilson, Lisa, $147.63. Windstream, $7,132.15. Winkler, Gordon, $104.90. Winkler, Linda, $1,268.78. WPS Medicare Part A, $216,415.00. WPS/Tricare, $130.04. Wright Medical Technology, $4,602.36. Written Word LLC, $300.00. Z & Z Medical Inc., $4,378.53. Zebra Technologies Corporation, $420.86. Zellmers Soft Water, $164.75. Ziegler, $6,269.79. Zoll Medical Corp., $1,276.30. Total $ 2,648,747.21
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Ringgold County Hospital Quarterly Vendor Report January 1, 2013 - March 31, 2013 3M Health Information, $5,196.95. Advanced Restoration Svc, $2,200.00. Aﬂac, $7,222.00. Afton Star Enterprise, $287.00. Air Filter Sales & SVC., $1,123.12. Alere Toxicology, $417.78. Allen J. Brown, $20.00. Alliance Tech Medical, Inc., $270.20. Alliant Energy, $54,334.67. American College Osteopathic Fam. Phys., 325.00. American Diabetes Association, $140.00. American Medical Association, $420.00. American Nurses Association, $310.00. American Organization Of Nurse Executive, $220.00. American Osteopathic Association, $1,546.00. American Postal Workers Union Healthplan, $154.00. Amerisource, $88,517.87. Ameritox, $4,912.98. Anderson Erickson, $1,192.55. Angiodynamics, $377.63. Anna, $75.00. Apex Print Technologies, $2,092.14. Arthrex, $2,996.00. Arthrocare Medical Corp., $734.40. Baker, Mary, $124.58. Bankers Life Casualty, $432.46. Bard Access Systems, $84.75. Bedford Times Press, $225.00. Beekley Corp., $143.36. Beneﬁt Innovations, $195.00. Beverly J. Gray, $10.05. Bice Auto, $395.04. Bio Rad Laboratories, $796.74. Bird & Cron, $145.77. Blue Cross Blue Shield, $58.60. Blue Endo, $270.00. Boston Scientiﬁc, $592.00. Bound Tree Medical, $545.22. Brammer Larry, $645.68. Briggs Corp., $233.37. Campbell, John W., $20.00. Capital Sanitary Supply, $5,300.89. Cardiac Science Corporation, $16,350.00. Carefusion 211, $556.38. Carefusion 2200, $45.85. Carefusion Solutions, $8,547.00. Catholic Health Intiatives, $4,143.06. CDW Government, $204.19. Centurion, $2,595.00. Century Link, $1,221.32. CGI, $527.06. Chad E. Drake, $20.00. Channing Bete Co, $140.99. Chat Mobility, $158.50. Chemical Sanitizing Sys., $618.22. Cintas Corporation, $51.90. City of Mount Ayr, $12,286.50. Coleman, Denise, $215.83. Collection Services Center, $1,559.34. Colonial Penn Life Insurance Company, $468.30. Combined Systems Technology, $4,243.13. Combustion Control Company, $958.50. Communications Engineering Company, $1,113.36. Conmed Linvatec, $1,988.70. Connie’s Corner, $8.00. Containment Technologies, $3,480.00. Cox, Justin, $688.10. Cra Payment Center, $224.84. Craneware, $8,925.00. Creston Publishing Co., $772.00. Cygnus Medical, $230.00. Datex Ohmeda, $643.90. Davis County Hospital, $25.48. Davis Law Firm, $785.40. Decatur County Hospital, $2,575.80. Diagonal Progress, $49.50. Digital Transcriptions Systems, $1,092.93. DJ Ortho, $611.95. Dolecheck, Kyle, $50.00. Dollar General, $116.46. Don Lucas, $525.00. Doors Inc., $1,518.00. Dory, Robert, $43.58. Dpt Service, $255.60. Drake, Diane, $101.70. Duane, Piearson, $678.90. Dukes, Joe, $266.12. Earthgrains Baking Companies, $130.66. Eason, Mary, $101.70. Echo Electric Supply, $1,271.29. Edward Jones, $1,800.00. Electronic Engineering, $633.35. Emcare, $69,677.09. Employee Beneﬁt Systems, $244.60. Employee Fund Committee, $317.39. Eric C. Dolecheck, $21.25. Exergen Corp., $356.51. Farm Bureau Financial, $19,242.25. Farmers Coop, $156.73. Farnam Street Financial, $23,601.00. Fastenal Company, $529.25. FedEx, $19.16. FFF Enterprises, $174.56. Fine Services, $445.00. First Administrators Ride, $20.74. Fisher Health Care, $9,542.76. Forney, John P., $5,520.33. Foster, Richard, $65.98. Fresenius USA, $11,440.23. Futuramic Products, $374.00. Galls LLC, $73.48. Gardner & White, $2,572.28. GE Medical Systems Info Technologies Inc., $8,682.10. Genzyme Biosurgery, $16,350.00. Gerold’s Plumbing & Heating, $46.45. Goodwin, Tucker, $1,749.72.
Graham Tire, $489.36. Grainger, $278.00. Great Western Bank - Amb Visa, $933.82. Great Western Bank - RCH Visa, $5,646.45. Greater Regional Medical Center, $50.20. Greenway Medical Technologies, $14,311.60. Gregg, Marcy, $89.20. Grifols Therapeutics Inc., $5,973.93. Hanson Directory Service, $1,702.91. Harban, Michelle, $46.33. Hartford Life, $21,066.12. Health Care Logistics, $114.68. Health Carousel, $33,344.00. Healthcare Info. & Mngmnt. Systems Society, $30.00. Healthcare Management Systems Inc, $4,971.73. Henry Schein, $2,426.64. Hfma, $292.00. Humana Gold Choice, $6,935.47. Humana Health Careplans, $38.45. Hy-Vee, $2,149.21. Ice Technologies, $69,902.97. Imagetek, Inc., $4,719.75. Infomax Ofﬁce Systems - Rentals, $4,300.50. Infomax Ofﬁce Systems - Supplies, $295.00. Ingenix Inc., $4,114.63. Iowa Assoc. Healthcare Quality, $140.00. Iowa Bd. Phar., $90.00. Iowa Communication Network, $1,886.25. Iowa Dept. Public Health, $1,001.00. Iowa Division Of Labor Services, $100.00. Iowa Heart Center, $38,502.36. Iowa Hosp. Assoc., $13,525.00. Iowa Medical Society, $490.00. Iowa Osteopathic Medical Assoc., $525.00. Iowa Pathology Associates, $21,038.00. Iowa Statewide Poison Control Center, $1,250.00. Iowa Therapy Associates, $4,312.94. Iowa Water Management Corp, $100.00. Ivans, $675.00. J J Health Care, $13,899.89. Johnson Controls, $4,274.64. Johnson, Dr. Dana, $3,894.24. Johnson, Jenifer, $129.00. Johnstone Supply, $116.20. Kci, $1,431.74. Kelly Tire & Exhaust, $206.37. King Systems, $308.16. Krames Staywell, $647.34. Kristina A. Davis, $35.00. KSIB Radio, $939.00. Labsco, $1,261.88. Lamair Mulock Condon, $11,363.75. Landauer, $92.70. Lehman Shelley, $1,212.50. Lifeline Systems, $7,076.46. Lifeserve Blood Center, $5,155.50. Lyons, Jan, $346.78. Madison, Dr. - Contract, $38,041.68. Maintenance Engineering, $1,733.79. Maquet, $2,044.65. Matheson Tri-Gas, $3,599.37. McKesson Technologies, $33,980.78. McLain, Heather, $227.13. Med One Capital Funding, $117,216.00. Med Tech Resource, $142.96. Medi Dose, $94.61. Mediacom, $1,506.86. Medivators, $1,050.46. Medline, $1,432.44. Medrad, $967.77. Medtox, $11.36. Medtronic USA, $163.69. Melissa M. Douglas, $20.00. Mercy Health Network, $59,239.27. Mercy Health Network-Mrtc, $1,208.00. Mercy Medical Center-Centerville, $6,350.00. Mercy Medical Center -EKG, $3,798.00. Mercy Surgical Dressing, $49.53. Mesa Laboratories, $115.71. Meyer Laboratory, $625.00. Midwest Medical Insurance Co., $13,276.00. Millipore Corp., $1,463.00. Miranda D. Jeralds, $20.00. Mission Pharmacal, $47.40. Mobile Instrument Services, $82.50. Mofﬁtt, Kristi, $38.85. Molded Products, $46.48. Moorman, Rebecca, $707.37. Mount Ayr Chamber of Commerce, $210.00. Mount Ayr Farm & Home, $309.04. Mount Ayr Record-News, $2,919.78. Mutual of Omaha Life Insurance, $12.40. My Binding.Com, $75.56. NAEIR, $13.50. NAPA, $201.03. National Research Corporation, $5,000.00. North Coast Medical, $159.85. Northwest Medical Center, $210.00. Nuclear Sonics, $15,078.00. Old School Racing Embroidery, $409.09. Olympus America, $1,367.28. Optimal Phone Interprises, $22.42. Oracle America, $63.40. Orthotek Inc., $400.00. Owens & Minor, $35,841.81. Parker Medical, $211.12. Pathology Laboratory, $32,949.44. Philips Healthcare, $886.00. Phoenix Textile, $684.88. Pitney Bowes, $366.00. Platinum Code, $700.53. Plumb Supply Company, $277.94. Poe Enterprises, $291.20. Precision Water Systems, $4,617.77. Primus Sterilizer Co., $65.31. Progressive Medical, $459.00. Purchase Power, $1,000.00. Recover Care, $700.00. Regions Bank - Corp. Trust Dept.,
$273,288.00. Relay Health, $3,524.07. Reprocessing Products Corp., $174.06. Rhino Group, The, $2,682.50. Richards, Connie, $129.39. Ricker, Dr. Bruce. $2,289.70. Ringgold County Hospital, $146,935.80. Robert F. Shatava, $25.00. Roberts, Teresa, $269.86. Ross Chemical Systems, $704.47. Runde, Becky, $105.66. Sammons, Preston, $269.81. Sara Lee Bakery, $691.74. Schafer, Ron, $427.34. Schuster, Kathleen, $92.66. Seim, Johnson, $7,543.00. Serim Research Corp., $27.94. Shared Imaging, $35,685.00. Shared Medical Services, $18,850.00. Shopko Store, $6.40. Shred-It USA - Des Moines, $372.41. Sickels Automotive, $313.27. Sickels Debra, $101.70. Siemen’s Healthcare Diagnostics, $29,310.42. Simplex Grinnell, $504.00. Sisco, $269,743.34. Sisco Midlands Choice, $15.00. Smith & Nephew Endo, $1,202.22. Smith & Nephew Ortho, $112,765.62. Smith Oil, $5,892.12. Smithworks Medical, Inc., $333.45. Somnitech, $6,960.00. Sourceone Healthcare, $150.37. Southern Hills Anesthesia LLC, $49,320.00. Southwest Builder Supply, $683.83. Southwestern Community College, $45.00. Spectra Laboratories, $452.00. Stackhouse, Cody, $50.00. Staples Advantage, $9,413.08. Stephen J. Knapp, $7.31. Stericycle, $4,824.43. Stevenson, Leanna, $57.98. Stivers Ford Lincoln Mercury, $201.67. Straight, Pam, $619.36. Stroh Corp., $4,700.70. Stryker Endo, $391.54. Stryker Instruments, $2,744.85. Stryker Medical, $66.55. Sun Life Financial, $8,213.56. Swank, Virginia, $55.37. Synergy Therapy Solutions, $19,500.00. Sysco Iowa, $10,390.19. Tsystems, $1,056.00. TA Penke & Associates, $60.00. Terri L. Ruby, $12.00. Tiger Direct Inc., $28.06. Time Management Systems, $3,141.00. Times Tribune, $483.00. Tri Anim Health Services, $2,892.97. Tricare For Life, $7.84. Tricare Western, $640.83. Triggs Automotive Repair, $128.25. Tristar Beneﬁt Administrators, $882.00. United Health River Valley, $1,264.47. United Healthcare, $25.00. United Healthcare Att: Recovery Services, $5,302.52. United Parcel Services, $485.43. Uptodate, $449.00. US Cellular, $1,563.20. Wahltek, $1,446.04. Waste Management, $2,750.88. Watson, Karen, $8.80. Wayne County Hospital, $49,617.12. Wayne Dennis Supply, $7.98. Whitson, Sandy, $35.62. Windstream, $7,110.79. Winkler, Linda, $636.03. Wright Medical Technology, $8,164.98. Written Word LLC, $375.00. Z & Z Medical Inc., $5,712.00. Zebra Technologies, $208.91. Zellmers Soft Water, $459.40. Ziegler, $94.05. Zoll Medical Corp, $491.19. Total $ 2,285,861.81
Mount Ayr Record-News
equipment in Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota and South Dakota. His job was transferred to Salt Lake City, Utah and then back to Omaha, Nebraska. In 1976 Fred hired on with Hobart Sales and Service in Omaha and was transferred to Lincoln, Nebraska to do “service and repair” work on food processing equipment. His friendly personality and great work ethics allowed him to build a great customer rapport. He enjoyed the customer relations part of the job and considered everyone a friend. It didn’t matter where Fred and his family traveled, Worlds of Fun, Washington, D.C. or any other place, he always saw someone he knew from home. Fred and JoAnn had two daughters, Patricia Lea and Christina Lynne. Fred loved his girls and was very active in their upbringing. He coached their softball teams and worked with both on their numerous 4-H projects. The whole family enjoyed square dancing for many years. During weekend visits to the Barker family farm Fred enjoyed assisting his dad with projects around the farm. He enjoyed giving his children, nieces and nephews rides on the John Deere tractor. Fred retired in 2011 and shortly after that he and JoAnn moved to the Barker family farm at Mount Ayr where Fred proceeded to build his and JoAnn’s “dream home” on the site of the old farm house. Fred always enjoyed working with wood. He took time to teach his daughters and granddaughter the skills of woodworking. He taught them to strive for perfection. One of his biggest joys was seeing a beautifully ﬁnished wood project. Fred is preceded in death by his parents, his sister and two brothers-in-law. He is survived by his wife, JoAnn; daughter, Tricia Simonsen, husband Todd and granddaughter Ashley Suzanne Barker-Chandler of York, Nebraska; daughter, Christina Barker of Lincoln, Nebraska; his sister, Marilyn Sue Eichenberger and husband Dale of Robins, Iowa, and numerous nieces, nephews and loved ones. Services were conducted at Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr on Friday, June 21, 2013, with Rev. Mike Maddy ofﬁciating. Vocalist was Grace Warin. Casket bearers included Jim Kloppenborg, Tod Miller, Ronnie Bomer, Keith West, Kent Fox and Adam Machacek. Honorary pallbearers were David Hightshoe, Jeff Kloppenborg, Trent Morrow, Steve Swank, Russ LaBar and Terry Weir. Burial was in the Benton Cemetery in Benton, Iowa. Memorials are to the Ringgold County Ambulance Service. of the country, including Mount Ayr, Iowa, where their daughter, Kelley, was born and Patterson, Louisiana, Moore, Oklahoma and Seattle, Washington, spending 10 or 15 years in each place. Their greatest move was to Sydney, Australia after retirement, where they lived for ﬁve years before moving back to Texas. Jim and Gloria loved to travel and they traveled all over the world and had wonderful experiences. They traveled to many island countries in the South Paciﬁc, plus Hawaii, New Zealand, Australia, Mexico, Canada, most of the Caribbean islands and many states in the USA. Just about the time they ﬁnished one trip, Jim and Gloria would start dreaming about the next one and start making plans. But most of all, Jim loved his wife, family and his beautiful grandchildren, on whom he doted. He had a wicked sense of humor, suffered fools gladly, and was a voracious reader. His wife of 51 years, Gloria, loved him dearly, as did all his family. He will be sorely missed. A private celebration of Jim’s life will be held on June 29, 2013. working with Don on their farm, feeding and watching birds and shared a great love of the land and nature. Connie was preceded in death by husband Don; parents; parentsin-law; sister Elizabeth Giles, and brother Bill Feeback. Left to honor her memory are her children, Chris Huff, Jake (JoAnn) Huff, Willis (Betsy) Huff, Candace Huff and Kathy (Dale) Garner; grandchildren and their spouses, Jody Lynn (Doug) Halsted, Jennifer (Jon) Hauschildt, Jarod (Amanda) Beede, Justin (Holly) Beede, Tedd (Jenn) Huff III, Angela (Jesse) Gabel, Heath (Tammy) Huff, Christopher (Danae) Huff, Jessica (Tate) Steines, LeighAnn (Jay) Cruetzman, Alexandra Huff, Amber Hutton, Dusty and Derek Gatton, Anne Starkey, Monica Davis, Jeff Mercer, Miranda (Scott) Sleep and Sarah Mercer; 25 great-grandchildren; sisters, Frances Davenport, Raola Giles and Judith O’Grady; brother, Jim (Jane Lee) Feeback; scores of nieces and nephews, and extended family and friends. Services were held at WatsonArmstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr on Monday, June 24, 2013, with Rev. Rick Hawkins ofﬁciating. Musical selection included “Just Beyond the Moon,” “I.O.U.” and “Little Grey Home in the West.” Casket bearers were Heath Huff, Christopher Huff, Tedd Huff III, Jarod Beede, Justin Beede, Jeff Mercer, Dusty Gatton and Derek Gatton. Honorary pallbearers included Jody Halsted, Jennifer Hauschildt, Jessica Steines, LeAnn Creutzmann, Angela Gabel, Anne Starkey, Monica Davis, Miranda Sleep Sarah Mercer, Amber Hutton and Alexandra Huff. Burial was in the Ellston Cemetery in Ellston. Memorials are to HCI Care Services and the Tingley Meal Site.
Mount Ayr City Council
fuse by law, as is the case for providing law enforcement coverage; Patty spoke in opposition, questioning the feasibility of the city getting a system in place to handle garbage removal and why the public hadn’t been notiﬁed. Tim Newton raised questions in regard to fees related to the G.O. Refunding and garbage business startup costs claiming he had made some calls and claimed the ﬁnancing could be done for less money than Northland Securities rates. Throughout the hearing city attorney Richard Wilson, Northland Securities public ﬁnance specialist Michael Hart, city superintendent Brent Wise, mayor Solliday and city council members answered questions and addressed the concerns presented to the best of their ability. Mayor Solliday determined sufﬁcient time had been allowed for comments and discussion therefore announced that the public hearing was closed. After due consideration and discussion, a motion was made by councilman Greene, seconded by councilman Cannon, to approve Resolution No. 2013-519 entitled, “Resolution Taking Additional Action With Respect To A General Obligation Solid Waste Disposal Refunding Loan Agreement And Approving A Preliminary Ofﬁcial Statement For The Sale Of Bonds Thereunder.” Roll call vote: Greene, Yes; Mathany, Yes; Stutzman, Yes; Ricker, Yes; Cannon, Yes. Mayor Solliday announced that bids for the construction of the 2013 Water System Improvements Project had been received, opened and read at 2 p.m. at the city hall on the 13th day of June, 2013 and that this was the time and place set for the consideration of such bids. Sarah Campbell with the city’s engineering ﬁrm, MSA Professional Services, reported the results of the bidding as listed below, and the Project Engineers made their recommendations thereon to the council. K.M. King, Inc., Burlington, $437,034.00 C.L. Carroll Co., Des Moines, $454,040.00 Synergy Contracting, LLC, Bondurant, $689,510.00 Their recommendation being that the lowest responsive bidder be awarded the contract: K.M. King, Inc., 4765 Summer Street, Burlington, IA 52601 (Bid Amount = $437,034.00). A motion was made by Mathany, seconded by Cannon, to approve Resolution No. 2013-520 entitled, “Awarding Contract For The 2013 Water System Improvement Project” to K.M. King, Inc. Roll call vote: Greene, Yes; Mathany, Yes; Stutzman, Yes; Ricker, Yes; Cannon, Yes. A motion was made by Ricker, seconded by Greene, to approve the “Request For Payment - Under CDBG Contract Number: 11HSG-040 Report Number 2” in the amount of $24,815.00 plus $3,000 in local funds. Roll call vote: Greene, Yes, Mathany, Yes; Stutzman, Yes; Ricker, Yes; Cannon, Yes. Following the mayor appointed committee’s assessment of the current “Rules and Regulations for Loch Ayr Lake,” an amended draft was prepared and distributed to council members for review and approval. It was noted revisions to be implemented included an addition to the waiting list procedure and several modiﬁcations to the way rules were worded for clariﬁcation reasons. Former councilman Jim Feeback made comments that Loch Ayr Lake was developed to provide for all Mount Ayr citizens and he thought it should be operated as an enterprise fund. Following a brief discussion, the following action was taken: A motion was made by Mathany, seconded by Cannon, to approve Resolution No. 2013-521 entitled, “A Resolution Amending Resolution No. 2008-387 “A Resolution Adopting The Rules And Regulations For Loch Ayr Lake.” Roll call vote: Greene, Yes; Mathany, Yes; Stutzman, Yes; Ricker, Yes; Cannon, Yes. Leslie Murphy addressed the council about their recent water bill that reﬂected 22,700 gallons, nearly
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June 17, 2013 The city council met in regular session on June 17, 2013 with Mayor Solliday calling the meeting to order at 6 p.m. Roll call was taken with the following members present: Greene, Mathany, Stutzman, Ricker, Cannon. Absent: None. A motion was made by Cannon, seconded by Stutzman, to approve the agenda. Ayes: Greene, Mathany, Stutzman, Ricker, Cannon. Nays: None. Mayor Solliday asked if any corrections needed to be made in the minutes. With no corrections being made, a motion was made by Greene, seconded by Stutzman, to dispense the reading of the minutes previously presented to council members and approve them as presented. Ayes: Greene, Mathany, Stutzman, Ricker, Cannon. Nays: None. PUBLIC HEARING The mayor announced that now was the time (6 p.m.) and place (city hall) for the public hearing on the proposal to enter into a loan agreement in a principal amount not to exceed $850,000. It was documented that no written objections had been placed on ﬁle with the city clerk. Those wanting to be heard on the matter were given the opportunity at this time. Community members in attendance who presented oral comments included Iona Triggs, a resident who identiﬁed herself as Patty; Jim Feeback, and Tim Newton. Iona Triggs stated she was against the city going into the garbage business, asked if she could choose her own hauler and voiced her opinion that city money would be better spent on repairing the streets; Jim Feeback asked if the city wasn’t required to handle the removal of residential re-
Fred Barker FREDERICK (FRED) H. BARKER Frederick (Fred) H. Barker, 66, passed away Monday, June 17, 2013, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. He was born January 25, 1947 to Weldon and Lois Barker of Mount Ayr, Iowa. He graduated from Mount Ayr in 1966. After high school Fred attended Des Moines Vocational School, learning machinist program. Fred found that sitting and watching machines work was not for him. He began working as a telephone installer for Western Electric in 1968. While installing equipment for Western Electric in Grand Island, Nebraska, Fred met JoAnn Kloppenborg. They married April 18, 1970 in O’Neil, Nebraska. They moved to Omaha and settled down while Fred installed telephone
Jim Clary JAMES (JIM) CLARY James (Jim) Clary was born on July 22, 1940 in Albert Lea, Minnesota to Buel Clary and Sarah Craig Clary. He passed away in Lewisville, Texas on June 21, 2013 after a battle with bone cancer that left him with many complications his body could no longer tolerate. He was preceded in death by his parents of Grinnell, Iowa, many of his aunts, uncles and cousins in the Craig and Clary families and his mother-in-law, Martie Currie of Wynnewood, Oklahoma. He is survived by his wife, Gloria Currie Clary, and their two children, Kevin Clary of Perth, Australia and Kelley Clary Gibson of Colleyville, Texas, along with his son-in-law, Clayton Gibson, and Jim’s two grandchildren, Hayley Isabel Gibson and Blake James Gibson. The rest of his living family includes his three brothers-inlaw, Johnnie Ray Currie, Larry Currie and Ronnie Currie; his two sisters-in-law, Shirley Currie and Dawn Currie; his father-in-law, Johnnie L. Currie, plus many nieces and nephews. Jim had a wonderful life. He grew up in Missouri and Iowa and spent time with his extended Craig family. He was an only child, and they lived in the country where his father managed a pipeline pump station. He used to spend time in the woods “hunting” with his little dog and a BB gun. As he grew older, his ﬁrst job was at a JC Penney store at 13 years old putting together little red wagons and Jim used to joke that, if there were parts left over when he ﬁnished, he just gave them a toss. After going to college in Marysville, Missouri, Jim moved to Oklahoma City to work for a large department store selling men’s suits and clothing. While living in Oklahoma City, he met his future wife, Gloria, living in the same apartment building in which he lived. They were married in Phoenix, Arizona in 1962, where their son Kevin was born. He continued to work for various department stores in different parts
Ken Epperson OLIVER KENNETH EPPERSON Kenneth Epperson died on May 9, 2013 in his home in Caldwell, Idaho at the age of 76. Kenneth was born February 13, 1937 in Ellston, Iowa to Charles B. and Viola M. McMillion Epperson. He grew up in Ellston and became valedictorian of his 1954 graduating class. After graduating high school, he went Montana to live his dream of being a cowboy and living on a ranch. In 1959 he entered the Marine Corps, serving in Okinawa and was honorably discharged in 1962. September 1, 1967 Ken married Ruth Amadio in Mesa, Arizona. To this union they added three girls, Tamara Pew, Katrisa Sammons and Laura Epperson. He worked for the Mesa Police department for nine years. He moved to Utah in 1975 and did farming and police work there. They moved back to Arizona in 1984 and worked for the chandler Police Department for 15 years. After retiring in 2000, he traveled the west on motorcycle and moved trucks across country. They moved to Idaho in 2006 to be close to their daughter, Katrisa, and her family. His favorite things were his family. He loved camping and gardening and was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Ken and Ruth were blessed with 10 grandchildren, Melisha, Braden and Aaron Pew, Zachary, Jacob, Benjamin and Samuel Sammons, Ignacio and Jade Castro and Timber Scharringhauser, and three great-granddaughters, Kenzlie Figueroa, Cali Chavez and Brielle Stears. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Viola Epperson; brothers, Lester Epperson, Arnold and Charles Epperson, and sisters, Naomi Epperson and Loretta DeAnda. He was loved and will be missed by all who knew him.
Connie Huff CONSTANCE MARGARETTE FEEBACK HUFF Constance Margarette Feeback, daughter of Winnie Clyde and Orpha Estella Kelly Feeback, was born February 14, 1932 at home near Afton, Iowa. Connie moved with her family to Arispe, Iowa, near the Melrose school and then later to a farm north of Ellston, Iowa. When she was 17, she met the man she would spend 62 1/2 years of her life with, Teddie Donald Huff, Jr. After a short courtship they married August 27, 1949. Don and Connie raised ﬁve children, Chris, Jake, Willis, Candy and Kathy, who are all just as stubborn as their parents and informally adopted a couple more young men. One of their greatest joys was to be surrounded by their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Connie loved
Ruth Noftsger RUTH NOFTSGER Ruth Noftsger, 80, of rural Kellerton, Iowa, recently residing in Mount Ayr, passed away with her family by her side June 16, 2013 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Ruth was born on November 15, 1932, in rural Monroe county. She was the oldest of six children born to Morris and Lenna (Frazier) Lemonds. She graduated from Leon high school in 1951. Ruth worked through high school in Leon, and she married Gene Noftsger on February 8, 1952. Gene and Ruth had four children, Morris, Gail, Amy and John. Gene and Ruth farmed in Decatur county for several years and Union county for a few more years before moving to Ringgold county in 1960. By 1965 Gene and Ruth purchased their own farm. Ruth took the role of farm wife quite seriously, working hard to help support the family in collaboration with Gene. Ruth loved her children dearly and spent countless afternoons and evenings attending ball games, music and band events and other activities. Her hobbies and interests included riding horses, gardening, John Wayne movies and spoiling her grandchildren. She was an avid reader, enjoying many genres. Ruth was preceded in death by her mother and father; husband, Gene; daughter, Gail, and brother, Louis Lemonds. She is survived by sisters, Rose (Robin) Meacham of Susanville, California, Charlotte Shuey of Saint Charles, Iowa, Sally (Ed) Crall of Lovilia, Iowa and Linda (Randy) Gatton of Leon, Iowa; son, Morris (Julie) Noftsger of Tulsa, Oklahoma; daughter, Amy Podzimek of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; son, John (Darla) Noftsger, also of Tulsa, Oklahoma; son-in-law, Steve Trullinger of Mount Ayr, Iowa; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, and many other friends and relatives. Services were conducted at Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr on Saturday, June 22, 2013, with Rev. Chris Conklin ofﬁciating. Musicians were Nancy Sackett, Mary Davenport and Margaret Bickers. Casket bearers included Sam Podzimek, Matt Noftsger, Kevin Trullinger , Mark Trullinger, Jared Trullinger, Jake Noftsger, Tim Noftsger and Ben Noftsger. Honorary pallbearers were Marty Lesan, Allan Dolecheck, Eldon Still. Tom Giles, Jack Hoffman, Pete Lesan, Larry Grose and Leland Dolecheck. Burial was in the Decatur City Cemetery in Decatur City, Iowa. Memorials are to the American Heart Association.
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Mount Ayr Larger Parish United Methodist Churches Pastor Skip Rushing Redding 9:00 a.m., Worship. 10:00 a.m., Sunday School. Middle Fork 9:00 a.m., Sunday School, all ages. 10:00 a.m., Worship. Mount Ayr 10:30 - 11:00 a.m., Refreshments and Fellowship. 11:00 a.m., Worship. St. Joseph’s Catholic Church 100 N. Polk, Mount Ayr Fr. Bashir Abdelsamad, Pastor Saturdays, mass at 5:30 p.m. St. Patrick’s Catholic Church Grand River Fr. Bashir Abdelsamad, Pastor Sunday mass, 8:00 a.m. United Church of Diagonal Pastor Ed Shields 9:00 a.m., Sunday school. 10:00 a.m., Church. Tingley First Christian Church Al Rusk, Pastor 10:00 a.m., Church school. Margaret Hull, Superintendent. 11:00 a.m., Worship. First Lutheran Church Mount Ayr - LCMS Vacancy Pastor: Rev. Jonathan Watt Sunday, June 30: 8:00 a.m., Worship. Free Methodist Church Charles Weiman, Pastor 10:00 a.m., Sunday school. 11:00 a.m., Worship service. 7:00 p.m., Evening worship. Wednesday, Family Night Prayer meeting; F.M.Y., C.L.C., 7 p.m. Kellerton Assembly of God Church Pastor Barton Shields 9:30 a.m., Sunday School. 10:30 a.m., Worship service. 6:00 p.m., Sunday evening worship. Wednesday, 7:00 p.m., Adult Bible study. Blockton Christian Church Scott Marcum, Pastor 9:30 a.m., Bible School. 10:45 a.m., Worship. Second and fourth Sundays of each month, Youth Groups. First Wednesday of each month, Church Night. Tent Chapel Church of Christ Richard Reinhardt, Minister (3 miles south of Blockton, Iowa) Bible study, 10:00 a.m. Morning worship, 11:00 a.m. Watch “In Search of the Lord’s Way” - 7 a.m., Sunday on Ch. 17; KDSM Dish 259, 6:30 a.m. or Direct TV 364, 6:30 a.m. Sundays, 6:30 p.m., evening services. Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m., Bible study. Regular Baptist Church Mount Ayr 464-3293 (Church) Pastor Seth Denney 9:45 a.m., Sunday School. 11:00 a.m., Morning worship service. Nursery available. 6:30 p.m., Evening service. Wednesday, 6:30-8 p.m., AWANA; 7 p.m., Midweek Bible study and prayer. 7 p.m., Youth service. Hickory Grove Advent Christian Church Sherry Wiley, supply pastor 11:00 a.m., Worship service. Wishard Chapel Community Church Pastor Bill Armstrong 9:30 a.m., Sunday school. 10:30 a.m., Worship. Women of Wishard (WOW): Every ﬁrst Wednesday at 7 p.m. Mount Ayr Assembly of God Pastor Doug Rohrer (515-783-7712) See our facebook page 8:15 - 8:45 a.m., Prayer 9:00 a.m., Sunday school for all ages. 10:00 a.m., Fellowship. 10:30 a.m., Worship service. Nursery available. Children’s church. 5:00 p.m. Men of Valor First Saturday each month, 8 - 11 a.m., Open Closet. Thursdays: Revolution Youth - Summer Break. Wednesdays: Kids Club - Summer break. Kellerton United Methodist Church Rev. Robin Thomas, Pastor 9:30 a.m., Sunday School 10:30 a.m., Worship. Beaconsﬁeld United Methodist Church Rev. Robin Thomas, Pastor Sunday, 9:00 a.m., Morning Worship. No Sunday School. United Baptist-Presbyterian Church 2343 State Highway 169 Mount Ayr Michael Maddy, Pastor (641-464-2127) www.ubpchurch.com Sunday, June 30: 9:00 a.m., Sunday school. 10:00 a.m., Church service. Greeter, Dean Blades; Call to worship, Deb Larson; Musician, Nancy Sackett; Drums: Lew Knapp; Children’s sermon, Jennifer Burn; Nursery, Pat Meester; Message, Pastor Mike Maddy; Snacks, Nicole Swank/Brenda Grose. Monday, July 1: 5:00 p.m., Stretch exercises. Tuesday, July 2: 7:00 a.m., Men’s breakfast-UBP Church. Wednesday, July 3: 5:00 p.m., Stretch exercises-UBP Church. No choir practice during summer. 6:30 p.m., Bible study at Mount Ayr Health Care. Platte Center Presbyterian Church Delores Dench, Pastor 9:15 a.m., Sunday school. 10:00 a.m., Fellowship. 10:30 a.m., Worship. First Christian Church Pastor Chris Conklin Sunday, June 30: 9:00 a.m., Sunday school. 10:00 a.m., Church. Wednesday, July 3: 9:30 a.m., CWF. Thursday Prayer group at 9:30 a.m. Bank of Christ Outreach and Hope Center 2nd & Ringgold, Kellerton 10:00 a.m., Sunday school for children and adults. 11:00 a.m., Church service with Kathy Johnston speaking. Ellston United Methodist Church Rev. Robin Thomas, Pastor 9:00 a.m., Church services. 10:00 a.m., Sunday school and Bible study. United Methodist Women: Every second Monday at 1:30 p.m. United Methodist Men: First/third Saturdays at 7:30 a.m. Youth Group: First/third Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. Second Sunday - potluck; fourth Sunday - fellowship time. Website: ellstonumc.org Tingley United Methodist Church Rev. Robin Thomas, Pastor 9:30 a.m., Sunday school. 10:30 a.m., Worship. United Methodist Women: Every Third Wednesday. Youth Group: Second and Fourth Sundays, 5 p.m., at Ellston. The Lighthouse Christian Center Non-Denominational Fellowship Doug Greene, Pastor (west 2 miles on Hwy. 2) 9:45 a.m., Sunday school. 10:30 a.m., Worship. 5:30 p.m., Men’s room/women’s room. 6:00 p.m., Evening worship. Mondays, 5 p.m., Thin Within Support Group; 5:30 p.m., Prayer meeting. 7 p.m., Sowing in Tears Support Group. Wednesdays, 6 - 8 p.m., Crew Kids’ Club. More information available online at lighthouseonline.org. Area Bible Fellowship Church 204 North Van Buren, Clearﬁeld Pastor Ron Christian 10:00 a.m., Worship service. 11:15 a.m., Sunday school. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m., AWANA. Website: www.areabiblefellowship.org Trinity Christian Church Terry Roberts, Minister 446-8654 (Hwy. 2 West, Decatur) 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., Sunday morning worship services. 9:30 a.m., Sunday School, all ages. Wednesday: 7 p.m., Youth/Small group Bible study. Nursery available. The Community of Christ Tony and Sandy Crandell, Co-pastors Sunday, June 30: 9:50 a.m., Sunday school. 11:00 a.m., Worship service with Sandra Crandell speaking. Mount Ayr Restoration Branch Sherman Phipps, Presiding Elder Alan Smith, Assistant Sunday, June 30: Welcomers: Ron Smith. 10:00 a.m., Classes. 11:00 a.m., Worship. Music Service; Rob Rolfe, presiding; Pat Bolingbroke, pianist. Custodians: Rob Rolfe. 6:00 p.m., Family fellowship at Bob Rowland home. Wednesday, July 3: 7:00 p.m., Prayer service at Gordon Winkler home. George Knotts presiding.
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Vacation Bible school will be held Monday, July 15, through Wednesday, July 17, at the United Baptist-presbyterian Church in Mount Ayr from 5:15 to 7:30 p.m. The church is located west of Mount Ayr at the Highways 2 and 169 intersection. The ecumenical Bible school is sponsored by the United Methodist Church, Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church, First Christian Church and United Baptist-Presbyterian Churches of Mount Ayr. This year’s theme is I.D. Investigation Destination. Bible school participants will work together on missions to discover clues about a special person, the King of Kings. Together they will solve mysteries by following clues, constructing crafts, playing games and participating in Bible story adventures. Supper will also be served each evening. Anyone interested in helping with bible school or those who have questions should contact Julie Davison at 641-202-4128.
Gerald Baker GERALD HENRY BAKER Gerald Henry Baker was born May 12, 1926 on a farm two miles north and one mile east of Clearﬁeld. Gerald was the second of three sons born to Ernest and Rosa Beck Baker. He died June 14, 2013 at Clearview Nursing Home in Clearﬁeld. Gerald graduated from Clearﬁeld high school in 1944 and entered the U.S. Navy where he served his country honorably until discharge in June 1946. On December 26, 1948 Gerald was united in marriage to Dorothy Jean Symonds in Lenox, Iowa. Gerald and Dorothy raised two sons on a farm two miles north and two miles east of Clearﬁeld. Jerry Dean, born May 10, 1950, currently lives on this farm with his wife of 33 years, Mary. John Ernest, born July 2, 1963, is an electronics engineer and has lived and worked in England for over 20 years. Gerald and Dorothy were able to visit John in England on a couple of occasions. Gerald enjoyed seeing how farming was done in that country. Gerald engaged in farming all of his life and saw many changes in that time. He also served on the Ringgold County Committee from 1958-1991. Gerald was honored with The Century Farm Award and accepted this honor on stage at the Iowa State Fair along with his grandsons in August of 2007. This farm is three miles north and one mile east of Clearﬁeld and is currently farmed by Jerry, the ﬁfth generation of Bakers to work this land. Perhaps Gerald’s greatest joy were his grandsons, Caleb Logan and Ethan Daniel. He spent many hours teaching the boys about guns,
hunting, wildlife and farming. He told them his stories of growing up on the farm and instilled in them his same love of this life and a strong work ethic. Both boys hope to someday be the sixth generation of Bakers to work grandpa’s farm. Gerald also attended every sporting event or activity that his grandsons participated in. He was honored with a Best Fan award for his dedication to the Clearﬁeld elementary basketball teams on which Ethan was a member. He also followed the race team on which Caleb was a pitcrew member and he and Dorothy became big NASCAR fans. In 1999 Gerald and Dorothy moved to Clearﬁeld. During this time in Clearﬁeld, Gerald could be found every weekday morning having coffee and catching up on news at the Co-op. After his ﬁrst stroke, Gerald liked to go to the Taygold Community Store for donuts or ice cream. He had a huge sweet tooth. After the move to town Gerald served as mayor for a two-year term starting January 1, 2006 where he will be remembered as a fair and honest man. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; sons, Jerry (Mary) and John; three grandchildren, Caleb, Ethan and Amelia, and a brother, Carroll (LeAnn). He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Earl and infant daughter, Connie. A memorial fund has been established in his name to be decided later. Services were held at the Clearﬁeld Christian Church on Thursday, June 20, 2013, with Rev. Al Rusk ofﬁciating. Musical selections included “In The Garden” and “How Great Thou Art.” Casket bearers were Caleb Baker, Ethan Baker, Craig Baker, Galen Baker, Marvin Baker and Dennis Doggett. Honorary pallbearers included Harold Nelson, Clay Nelson, Chad Bolinger, Steve England, Charlie England, Doug England, Jerry Brown, Brooks Brown and Randy Deardorff. Military Rites were by Woodside Post #97, American Legion – Clearﬁeld. Burial was in the Clearﬁeld Cemetery in Clearﬁeld.
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Norma Smith NORMA MARIE SEARLES SMITH On August 24, 1923 Harry Ransome Searles and Ida Marie Simpson Searles welcomed a second daughter, Norma Marie, into their lives. A baby brother would join them a few years later. She grew up on a Blockton area farm where she spent a happy childhood helping her father milk cows, gather eggs and play on the horses. Norma graduated from Blockton high school with the class of 1940. While working in Mount Ayr for attorney Frank Wilson, she met Howard Smith at a dance. Six months later, on September 20, 1941, they married in Princeton, Missouri. At the end of WWII, Howard and Norma purchased a farm in Middle Folk township where they provided a loving home to their three children, Howard Don Jr., Stephen Arthur and Mary Jane. After the children were in school, Norma returned to Mount Ayr to work at various jobs, including the Ringgold County Hospital, the county engineering and treasurer’s ofﬁces and the telephone ofﬁce. In 1968 she was elected to be the Ringgold county recorder, a position she held for 18 years. In November of 1959, Howard was injured in a car accident that left him paralyzed. Norma took care of him for 13 years. During that time they moved to town so they would be closer to medical care. On August 28, 1976 Norma married Homer McClintock. They were married for 10 years and enjoyed dancing and traveling. She married Ray Pottorff on January 6, 1996. When she and Ray were leaving the driveway, he would always pray, “Please God take care of these two old people that don’t have any better sense than to start on this trip.”
Norma met Mayme Stephens at the golf course and they remained golﬁng and traveling friends for many years. Playing a round of golf with grandson Troy was a true pleasure for her. While Howard was in the Navy in WWII, the “war widows” were taught to knit. She knitted over 100 sweaters for homeless children and at least 100 pairs of slippers for disabled veterans. Reading was also a favorite pastime; she thought the large print books at the library were purchased at just the right time in her life. She was often seen on her walks every day. It was extremely hard to keep up with her. Norma was a member of the First Christian Church in Mount Ayr for over 60 years. She served in various capacities at the church. Her lifelong desire to teach led her to give Sunday school lessons at both nursing homes for many years. She also enjoyed working on the scholarship committee for the American Legion Auxiliary. Norma died on June 19, 2013 at the age 89 at Clearview Homes. Norma was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; son, Don; sister, Naomi Shafer, and brother, Harold Searles. Left to cherish many fond memories are her children, Stephen Smith and Mary Jane Thompson (husband Jon); grandchildren, Todd Smith, Angela Boord (husband Bill), Troy Smith (wife Kari) and Ryan Smith (wife Melissa); great-grandchildren, Jacob Parker, Emily Smith, Nathan Smith, Stephanie Boord, Justin Boord, Elizabeth Smith, Evan Smith and Gabe Smith; daughters-in-law, Shirley Shaw and Sharon Smith; nieces; nephews, and many friends. Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 29, at the First Christian Church in Mount Ayr with Rev. Chris Conklin ofﬁciating. A memorial fund has been established for the American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship Fund. Arrangements are by WatsonArmstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr.
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NEPHROLOGY CLINIC Siva Jagarlapudi, M.D.
Friday, July 12
CARDIOLOGY CLINIC Eric Martin, M.D.
Wednesday, July 17 Wednesday, July 24 Wednesday, July 31
Department of Ringgold County Hospital
Hermien Creger, A.R.N.P. EAR, NOSE & THROAT CLINIC Phillip Linquist, D.O.
Wednesday, July 17
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Wednesday, July 10 Wednesday, July 24
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Mon., July 1; Mon., July 8 Thurs., July 11; Mon., July 15 Mon., July 22; Thurs., July 25 Mon., July 29
IOWA HEART VASCULAR CLINIC David Chew, M.D.
Wednesday, July 3
ORTHOPEDIC CLINIC Shehada Homedan, M.D.
Tuesday, July 2 Tuesday, July 9 Tuesday, July 16 Tuesday, July 23 Tuesday, July 30
VASCULAR CLINIC Alan R. Koslow, M.D.
Tuesday, July 2 Tuesday, July 30 For an appointment, please call 515-284-1976.
SKIN CARE CLINIC Anne Nelson, PA-C
Wednesday, July 17
We are excited about our growth and career opportunities.
We are looking for the following position:
PODIATRY CLINIC Jill Frerichs, D.P.M.
Tuesday, July 23
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Thursday, June 27 Thursday, July 11 Thursday, July 25 For an appointment, please call 1-800-233-4327
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• Must be dependable, caring, enthusiastic, flexible and hardworking. • Working with individuals with disabilities or health care experience a plus. • High school degree or G.E.D. required. • Must possess a valid driver’s license and chauffeur class D. • Medication manager desirable but will train if needed. • Work schedule will be 7 days on and 7 days off. Living quarters for house parents are provided within the home. Two sets of house parents provide service monthly. • Starting salary will be $52,000 per year for each set of house parents plus benefits after 90 days. For more information, contact Natalie Schloner, Administrator at 641-464-0714 or David Richards, Assistant Administrator at 641-464-0713. Please apply in person at: 111 Ringgold Street, Mount Ayr, Iowa 50854 EOE
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Mount Ayr City Council
Mount Ayr Record-News
Thursday, June 27, 2013
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20,000 gallons more than their average usage. No leaks were found and she had no explanation as to why that many gallons would have registered. She stated she appreciated the city monitoring readings since that bill arrived but she didn’t feel she wanted to pay for the meter to be tested, as is the current policy in place, on top of paying the high usage bill. Murphy asked that council members consider other options in cases like this. Brent Ricker had an unexplained high consumption at a property he recently purchased. He reported he had turned the water on and ﬂushed the lines, estimating only about 300 gallons of realistic water used. Council members wanted to take some time to think about implementing the best policy for handling such circumstances and directed that the matter be placed on the next council meeting agenda. Jim Hullinger addressed the council with storm water drainage concerns and the effects it may be having on the foundation of his home at 400 W. Jefferson Street asking that something be done to make the situation better. Superintendent Wise reported he had been taking a close look at the area and thought that storm water could be better directed with the placement of a new inlet in the area, possibly some grading in an alley to the east to redirect water into an existing inlet and placing larger tubing in the area to the north of the property. Efforts will continue to pursue the best resolve for drainage at that location. Following a request from utility clerk Amanda Cannon for a one-time exception to the 80-hour maximum limit attached to comp time accrual, allowing her to accrue more, to help provide additional paid time off for her maternity leave, the following action was taken; A motion was made by Mathany, seconded by Stutzman, to allow Amanda Cannon an exception to the comp time accrual limit to earn as much as she can until she’s off for maternity leave. Roll call vote: Green, Yes; Mathany, Yes; Stutzman, Yes; Ricker, Yes; Cannon, Abstained. Superintendent Wise reported: Garﬁeld Street project anticipated to be completed by July 1; an update of the city garbage and recycling endeavor conveyed carts have arrived, truck to be delivered on June 18, letters to every residential household to be mailed out and establishment of the route underway; attended FEMA assistance kick-off meeting; communications with DNR and EPA resulted in directions to accomplish testing of the chemicals that are in need of disposal which would exclude them of the hazardous waste designation and allow them to be disposed of as waste water; consideration being given to the discontinuation of the city crew mowing state right-of-way areas that are dangerously steep, call made to the local DOT; request to prepare a detailed list of miscellaneous unused equipment to be ridded through sealed bids, and work is currently underway to trim or remove some trees in city right-of-way. A motion was made by Mathany, seconded by Cannon, to approve the following ﬁscal year end transfers: Emergency Fund $10,234.11 to General Fund; General Fund $6,000 to CDBG Housing Rehab Fund; LOST Fund $40,000 to Sewer Fund; Hotel/ Motel – Restricted Fund $6,887.47 to General Fund (Pool Repair Project) Hotel/Motel – Restricted Fund $4,943.23 to Judge Lewis Projects Fund; Hotel/Motel – Unrestricted Fund $3,067.03 to General Fund (Pool Repair Project); Hotel/Motel – Unrestricted Fund $8763.67 to Judge Lewis Projects Fund. Roll call vote: Greene, Yes; Mathany, Yes; Stutzman, Yes; Ricker, Yes; Cannon, Yes. In other discussion, mayor Solliday read a letter from the local Hospice staff expressing concerns with the number of vehicles they watch going the wrong way on the square. Councilman Greene was asked to communicate the concerns to sheriff Sobotka for help on the matter. Acknowledgement was given to Jeff and Amy Sickels for generously donating back to the Aquatic Center the $15,000 paid to their business for work they had provided for the new bathhouse/safe room project. A motion was made by Ricker, seconded by Cannon, to approve the treasurer’s report. Ayes: Greene, Mathany, Stutzman, Ricker, Cannon. Nays: None. A motion was made by Cannon, seconded by Greene, to pay the following bills: Ayes: Greene, Mathany, Stutzman, Ricker, Cannon. Nays: None. Star Equipment, saw/blade, $1,449.00. Dannco, little league equipment, $145.75. US Bank, federal withholding/ FICA tax, $2,905.76. State of Iowa, sales tax, $2,971.00.
Aramark, rugs, $35.87. City of Mount Ayr, deposit, $145.02. Ringgold County Supervisors, jail payment, $5,598.89. Richard Wilson, legal fees , $1,118.80. Farm & Home, supplies, $210.09. Southwest Builder Supply, supplies, $324.45. Smith Oil, fuel, $249.59. Gerold’s Plumbing, supplies, $47.74. Farmer’s Coop, weed killer, $55.95. Hy-Vee, supplies, $53.50. Windstream, phone/Internet, $365.73. Ringgold County Hospital, gloves, $27.00. Waste Management, trash removal, $67.43. SICOG, safe room admin., $7,500.00. Dollar General, supplies, $155.53. Inland , truck inspection, $102.30. Podium Ink, signs, $320.00. Quill, cash box, $124.97. Red Oak Welding, rent, $10.20. Blacktop Service Co., Garﬁeld Street improvements, $42,903.00. Cannon Port-A-John, ﬁve units park, $400.00. NAPA, parts, $55.48. Mark Budach, mowing contract, $665.00. Shannon Screen Print, little league t-shirts, $663.20. ACCO, pool paint, $1,031.00. Fastenal, supplies, $11.35. UnitedHealthcare, group insurance, $4,533.95. Casey’s, fuel, $193.60. Oakview, safe room construction, $91,653.55. B&M Auto, repairs, $134.24. Otto Environmental, garbage carts, $37,036.00. Drake Electric, work/water plant, $812.05. Shopko, cleaning supplies, $71.03. Tingley Little League, tournament fees, $40.00. Afton Little League, tournament fees, $80.00. Wayne Little League, tournament fees, $40.00. Leslie Murphy, ﬁrst aid supplies, $18.94. Bowen Concrete, repairs/Jackson Street, $2,868.75. Debra Graham, deposit refund, $54.98. Payroll, 6/07/2013, $4,688.85. Payroll, 6/14/2013, $4,615.50. Gross Claims, $216,555.04. (By fund: General, $53,231.21; garbage, $37,046.00; Road Use Tax, $2,868.75; employee beneﬁt, $1,315.00; aquatic center, $35,327.15; Local Opt. Tax, $5,598.89; FEMA storm shelter, $64,146.40; water, $7,135.76; sewer, $9,885.88.) MAY RECEIPTS General $59,243.03 Judge Lewis projects 2,810.00 Downtown renovation 1,000.00 Industrial building 1,667.00 Garbage 12,581.13 Road Use Tax 7,655.48 Employee beneﬁt 8,176.54 Loch Ayr Lake 1,860.00 Aquatic center 50,000.00 Emergency 1,286.91 Local Option Sales Tax 10,390.09 Urban Ext. TIF 799.14 CDBG housing 41,175.00 Debt service 21,626.89 Water 37,695.39 Sewer 51,234.45 Total = $309,201.05 MAY DISBURSEMENTS General $31,619.45 Judge Lewis projects 327.23 Garbage 11,398.69 Road Use Tax 2,978.57 Employee beneﬁt 5,501.48 Loch Ayr Lake 8,592.00 Aquatic center 267.00 Local Option Sales Tax 5,195.05 CDBG housing 41,175.00 Streetscape 3,250.00 Water 29,260.66 Sewer 31,624.49 Total = $181,189.62 A motion was made by Cannon, seconded by Greene, to adjourn. DONALD B. SOLLIDAY Mayor ATTEST: PAMELLA POORE City Clerk
Lizzie Hanawalt met with the board to discuss an employee contract for her position. County engineer Zach Gunsolley was also present. Hanawalt does not feel she is properly compensated for the amount of work she does for secondary roads. Her responsibilities continue to increase; however, her pay does not. Gunsolley, the supervisors and Hanawalt did previously agree on a bonus program should the county be declared a presidential disaster that results in FEMA funding. The board suggested increasing Hanawalt’s pay to that of what the courthouse deputies make. The board feels if Hanawalt receives this raise, the proposed bonus will not be in place. Clarence Hoffman, Dan Cunning and Ted Smith met with the board to review the County’s ICAP policy. Hoffman reported he is pleased with the direction the county’s experience modiﬁcation factor is going. Public health director Becky Fletchall and RCSS director Cathy McGahuey met with the board to discuss a Provider and Program Participation Agreement. County engineer Zach Gunsolley met with the board to provide secondary roads updates. Gunsolley presented a revised employment contract for Hanawalt per conversation earlier with the board. Gunsolley mentioned the crew is working on current FEMA projects throughout the county. Gunsolley attended a FEMA meeting on June 12. Gunsolley mentioned the closest quarry to purchase the 3/8 chips for patchwork is the Daggett Quarry. Cathy Kilgore met with the board to provide updates on the veterans affairs department. Kilgore mentioned there are no terms set for those on the commission. Inloes suggested Shirley Wallace and Larry Ford serve a two-year term and Lyle Minnick, Cathy Kilgore and Jack Cook serve a three-year term. The board agreed. Kilgore mentioned she is working on a county ordinance for the Veterans Affairs Assistance Program as there are currently no requirements in writing to receive assistance. Kilgore added that any claims submitted to the auditor’s ofﬁce need to have her signature on them prior to being processed. RESOLUTION RC13–119 WHEREAS, the Ringgold County Board of Supervisors hereby approves the Provider and Program Participation Agreement between Ringgold County Supportive Services and Ringgold county. THEREFORE, a motion was made by Royce Dredge and seconded by Kraig Pennington stating such. The vote on the resolution: AYES: Unanimous. NAYS: None ATTEST: Amanda Waske, auditor. Passed and approved June 17, 2013. RESOLUTION RC13–120 WHEREAS, the Ringgold County Board of Supervisors hereby approves the revised employment contract for Lizzie Hanawalt. THEREFORE, a motion was made by Kraig Pennington and seconded by Royce Dredge stating such. The vote on the resolution: AYES: Unanimous. NAYS: None. ATTEST: Amanda Waske, auditor. Passed and approved June 17, 2013. There was no further business. A motion was made by Kraig Pennington and seconded by Royce Dredge to adjourn the meeting at 4:45 p.m. DAVID INLOES Chairman ATTEST: AMANDA WASKE Ringgold County Auditor
Notice is further given that all persons indebted to the estate are requested to make immediate payment to the undersigned, and creditors having claims against the estate shall ﬁle them with the clerk of the above named district court, as provided by law, duly authenticated, for allowance, and unless so ﬁled by the later to occur of four months from the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of mailing of this notice (unless otherwise allowed or paid) a claim is thereafter forever barred. Dated this 11 th day of June, 2013. JANET L. FORD Executor of Estate 200 East Adams Mount Ayr, IA 50854 MARILYN J. WERNER Executor of Estate 2343 110th Street Shannon City, IA 50861 SHELLEY A. YASHACK Executor of Estate 816 Pleasant St. Wapello, IA 52653 Richard L. Wilson Attorney for Executor ICIS PIN NO: AT0008623 Richard L. Wilson, P.C. 103 South Main, Lenox, IA 50851 Date of second publication, 27th day of June, 2013. 16-2t NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING THE CLEARFIELD COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT DISSOLUTION PROPOSAL BE ADVISED: The Board of Directors of the Clearﬁeld Community School District will hold its ﬁnal public hearing on the proposal of the Clearﬁeld Dissolution Commission on the 15th day of July, 2013 at 6 p.m. in the Clearﬁeld School, Room #202, Clearﬁeld, Iowa. The Board invites all interested persons to attend and solicit your input. After the hearing, the Board will make a decision to either adopt or amend and adopt the dissolution proposal and set the matter for election. If a decision cannot be reached after the hearing, the board will vote on the proposal on Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at the regularly scheduled board meeting. The regular meeting will begin at 6 p.m. and be held at the same place, in the same room. The proposal under consideration is as follows: A. Division of Territory. The real property of the Clearﬁeld Community School District shall be distributed as follows: To the Bedford Community School District: TAYLOR COUNTY GRANT TOWNSHIP (Township 69 North, Range 32 West) Section 29 - W1/2SW1/4 Section 30 - S1/2, NE1/4 Section 31 - E1/2 Section 32 Section 33-W1/2SW1/4 GAY TOWNSHIP (Township 68 North, Range 32 West) Section 2 - SW1/4 Section 3 - S1/2 Section 4 - S1/2SW1/4 Section 9 - N1/2, N1/2SE1/4 Section 10- NW1/4 To the Diagonal Community School District: RINGGOLD COUNTY LINCOLN TOWNSHIP (Township 70 North, Range 31 West) Section 20 - E1/2E1/2 Section 21 - NW1/4, SE1/4 Section 22 - W1/2SW1/4 Section 28 - SE1/4NW1/4(North of 1217 Highway), W1/2NW1/4, NW1/4SW1/4 Section 29 - E1/2NE1/4, NE1/4SE1/4 Section 34 - E1/2SW1/4, E1/2 GRANT TOWNSHIP (Township 69 North, Range 31 West) Section 4 - SW1/4 Section 5 - Parcel “A” in the SW1/4SW1/4 Section 9 - S1/2NW1/4, W1/2NW1/4NW1/4 GRANT (Ringgold), LINCOLN (Ringgold) and GRANT (Taylor) A ﬁfty foot strip centered on the middle of the roadways following: Commencing where County Road J23 intersects the Eastern boundary of the Clearﬁeld Community School District on the North line of Grant Township (Ringgold County) and proceeding West one-half mile on J23 to 130th Avenue, thence South one mile, thence West on 170th Street, three miles to Highway 25, thence North on Highway 25 to North Street in the Town of Clearﬁeld, thence Southwest on North Street to Washington Street, thence South on Washington Street to Second Street, thence East on Second Street to Highway 25 and also including all of the land within the Town of Clearﬁeld (the Clearﬁeld City Park property) encircled by the before described streets. To the Mount Ayr Community School District: TAYLOR COUNTY PLATTE TOWNSHIP (Township 70 North, Range 32 West) Section 23 - SE1/4, S1/2SW1/4, SE1/4NW1/4 Section 24 - SW1/4 Section 25 - E1/2, N1/2NW1/4, SE1/4NW1/4
NOTICE OF PROBATE OF WILL, OF APPOINTMENT OF EXECUTOR, AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT FOR RINGGOLD COUNTY Probate No. ESPR208722 IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF MARJORIE J. YASHACK, Deceased. To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Marjorie J. Yashack, Deceased, who died on or about December 8, 2012: You are hereby notiﬁed that on the 17th day of April, 2013, the last will and testament of Marjorie J. Yashack, Deceased, bearing date of the 26th day of November, 2008, was admitted to probate in the above named court and that Janet L. Ford, Marilyn J. Werner and Shelley A. Yashack were appointed executor of the estate. Any action to set aside the will must be brought in the district court of said county within the later to occur of four months from the date of the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of mailing of this notice to all heirs of the decedent and devisees under the will whose identities are reasonably ascertainable, or thereafter be forever barred.
Ringgold County Supervisors
June 17, 2013 The Ringgold County Board of Supervisors met in regular session Monday, June 17, 2013. The meeting was called to order at 9 a.m. with the following members present: David Inloes, Royce Dredge and Kraig Pennington. A motion was made by Kraig Pennington and seconded by Royce Dredge to approve the agenda. AYES: Unanimous. NAYS: None. A motion was made by Kraig Pennington and seconded by Royce Dredge to approve the previous minutes. AYES: Unanimous. NAYS: None. Payroll checks will be issued on Wednesday, June 19, 2013. Secondary roads ofﬁce manager
Section 26 - N1/2, N1/2SE1/4 Section 27 - NE1/4 Section 34 - SE1/4 Section 35 - W1/2SW1/4 Section 36 - N 1/2 GRANT TOWNSHIP (Township 69 North, Range 32 West) Section 1- All of the Town of Clearﬁeld East of Broadway Street except a tract described as follows: A ﬁfty-foot strip centered on the middle of the roadways following: Commencing where 170th Street intersects Highway 25, thence North on Highway 25 to North Street in the Town of Clearﬁeld, thence Southwest on North Street to Washington Street, thence South on Washington Street to Second Street, thence East on Second Street to Highway 25 and also including all of the land within the Town of Clearﬁeld (the Clearﬁeld City Park property) encircled by the before described streets. Section 2 - W1/2, W1/2NE1/4 Section 3 - SE1/4 Section 10 - S1/2 Section 11 Section 12 - NE1/4, E1/2NW1/4, SW1/4 Section 13 - E1/2NW1/4, E1/2SW1/4, SW1/4SW1/4, S1/2NW1/4SW1/4, SW1/4SE1/4 Section 14 - S1/2SE1/4 Section 15 NE1/4, S1/2S1/2NW1/4 Section 24 - W1/2NE1/4 Section 25 - N1/2, SE1/4, N1/2SW1/4 Sections 35-36 GAY TOWNSHIP (Township 68 North, Range 32 West) Sections 1 - N1/2, N1/2SE1/4 Section 10 - NE1/4 Section 11 - NW1/4 RINGGOLD COUNTY LINCOLN TOWNSHIP (Township 70 North, Range 31 West) Section 19- S1/2SE1/4 Section 21- SW1/4 Section 28- E1/2, E1/2SW1/4, SW1/4SW1/4, NE1/4NW1/4 Section 29- W1/2, W1/2NE1/4, W1/2SE1/4, SE1/4SE1/4 Section 30 - SE1/4, E1/2NE1/4 Sections 31 - 33 Section 34 NW1/4, W1/2SW1/4 See exception below* BENTON TOWNSHIP (Township 68 North, Range 31 West) Section 4 - North 38 acres of the NW1/4, N1//2NE1/4 Section 5 - S1/2, W1/2NW1/4, SE1/4NW1/4 Section 6 - NW1/4 Section 8 - NW1/4NE1/4, S1/2NE1/4, NW1/4 GRANT TOWNSHIP (Township 69 North, Range 31 West) Section 3 - W1/2 NW1/4, NE1/4NW1/4 (West of drainage ditch), SE1/4NW1/4, SW1/4 Section 4 - N1/2, SE1/4 Section 5 - All of the Section except for Parcel “A” in the SW1/4 SW1/4 Sections 6-8 Section 9 - E1/2NW1/4NW1/4, NE1/4NW1/4, NE1/4, S1/2 Section 10 - W1/2 Section 15 - W1/2 Sections 16-18 Section 19 - S1/2 Section 20 - S1/2SW1/4, SE1/4, NW1/4NE1/4, NE1/4NW1/4, NW1/4NW1/4, N1/2SW1/4NW1/4 Section 21 SW1/4, SW1/4NW1/4, SW1/4SE1/4, E1/2NE1/4 Section 22 - N1/2NW1/4, SE1/4NW1/4 (west of drainage ditch), E1/2SW1/4 (west of drainage ditch) Section 27 - W1/2NW1/4 Section 28 - NW1/4, S1/2NE1/4, S1/2NE1/4NE1/4, North 10 acres of NE1/4SE1/4 Sections 29-32 Section 33 - S1/2S1/2, South 5 acres of the NW1/4SW1/4 See exception below* GRANT and LINCOLN Townships (Ringgold County) * Exception A ﬁfty-foot strip centered on the middle of the roadways following: Commencing where County Road J23 intersects the Eastern boundary of the Clearﬁeld Community School District on the North line of Grant Township (Ringgold county) and proceeding West one half mile on J23 to 130th Ave., thence South one mile, thence West on 170th Street, three miles to Highway 25, thence North on Highway 25 to North Street in the Town of Clearﬁeld. To the Lenox Community School District: TAYLOR COUNTY PLATTE TOWNSHIP (Township 70 North, Range 32 West) Section 22 - SE1/4 Section 23 - NE1/4NE1/4 Section 24 - NW1/4, SE1/4, S1/2NE1/4, NE1/4NE1/4 Section 25 - SW1/4NW1/4, SW1/4 Section 26 - S1/2SE1/4, SW1/4 Section 27 - S1/2 Section 33 - S1/2SE Section 34 - W1/2, NE1/4 Section 35 - E/1/2, NW1/4, E1/2SW1/4 Section 36 - S1/2 GRANT TOWNSHIP (Township 69 North, Range 32 West) Section 1 - W1/2 and all of the Town of Clearﬁeld West of Broadway Street Section 2 - E1/2NE1/4, SE1/4
Section 3 - W1/2, NE1/4 Section 4 - E1/2, S1/2SW1/4, NW1/4SW1/4 Section 8 - E1/2 Section 9 Section 10 - N1/2 Section 12 - W1/2NW1/4, SE1/4 Section 13 - NE1/4, N1/2SE1/4, SE1/4SE1/4, W1/2NW1/4, N1/2NW1/4SW1/4 Section 14 - W1/2, NE1/4, N1/2SE1/4 Section 15 - S1/2, N1/2NW1/4, N1/2S1/2NW1/4 Sections 16-17 Section 18 - E1/2 Section 19 - S1/2, NE1/4 Sections 20-23 Section 24 - S1/2, NW1/4, E1/2NE1/4 Section 25 - S1/2SW1/4 Sections 26-28 Section 29 - E1/2, NW1/4, E1/2SW1/4 Section 30 - NW1/4 Section 33 - N1/2, SE1/4, E1/2SW1/4 Section 34 GAY TOWNSHIP (Township 68 North, Range 32 West) Section 2 - N1/2, SE1/4 Section 3 - N1/2 Section 4 - NE1/4, E1/2NW1/4, E1/2SE1/4, SW1/4SE1/4 RINGGOLD COUNTY LINCOLN TOWNSHIP (Township 70 North, Range 31 West) Section 19 - N1/2SE1/4, NE1/4, W1/2 Section 20 - W1/2, W1/2E1/2 Section 30 - W1/2, W1/2NE1/4 GRANT TOWNSHIP (Township 69 North, Range 31 West) Section 19 - N1/2 Section 20 - N1/2SW1/4, S1/2SW1/4NW1/4, SE1/4NW1/4, S1/2NE1/4, NE1/4NE1/4 Section 21 - NW1/4NW1/4, E1/2NW1/4, W1/2NE1/4, NW1/4SE1/4, E1/2SE1/4 Section 22 - SW1/4NW1/4, W1/2SW1/4 Section 28 - NW1/4NE1/4, N1/2NE1/4NE1/4 B. Division of Assets and Liabilities. The assets and liabilities of the Clearﬁeld Community School District shall be distributed as follows: 1. Administration. A. Cash assets. Any remaining cash assets of the Clearﬁeld Community School District on the date of its dissolution (7-1-14) or subsequent cash receivables will be placed in a “trust and agency” sub-account of the Mount Ayr Community School District to be known as the “Clearﬁeld Trust and Agency Account.” B. Committee. The boards of the two school districts receiving the great majority of Clearﬁeld Community School District territory (Lenox Community School District and Mount Ayr Community School District) shall each name one representative to serve on a “Clearﬁeld Community School District Dissolution Finance Committee,” hereafter the “Committee.” The Committee’s responsibility shall be to act in a ﬁduciary capacity and administer remaining assets and liabilities of the Clearﬁeld Community School District pursuant to the asset and liability distribution plan and to control the Clearﬁeld Trust and Agency Account. A third member of the committee shall be the administrator of the Green Hills AEA. The third member of the committee, the AEA administrator, will only participate when the two district representatives disagree on issues. The committee will continue to function until all assets and liabilities of Clearﬁeld have been ﬁnally distributed or paid. A ﬁnal report will be ﬁled with all recipient districts. C. Accountings. The ﬁnancial activities of the committee shall be regularly accounted for and periodic accountings of its activities will be made available to the affected districts. 2. Distribution. All assets and liabilities existing on or after the effective date of the Clearﬁeld dissolution (7-1-14) shall be allocated to the districts receiving territory from the Clearﬁeld Community School District, i.e. Lenox Community School District, Mount Ayr Community School District, Diagonal Community School District and Bedford Community School District. Each recipient district shall receive or be responsible for a share of assets and liabilities based upon an approximation of the ratio of land and students received from the Clearﬁeld Community School District: to Lenox Community School District: 50 percent, to Mount Ayr Community School District: 30 percent, to Diagonal Community School District: 15 percent and to Bedford Community School District: ﬁve percent. 3. Assets. Assets will include cash and receivables and any real or personal property owned by the Clearﬁeld Community School Dis-
trict on June 30, 2014 subject to the potential setoff stated below. Prior to 7-1-14, the Clearﬁeld Community School District board may choose to gift or sell personal or real property including land and buildings consistent with state law. 4. Real Property. If the Clearﬁeld school building and site is not disposed of prior to July 1, 2014, in whole or in part, the building and site shall be allocated to the Mount Ayr Community School District and no value shall be attached for purposes of distribution. If the Mount Ayr Community School District decides on or after July 1, 2015 that it does not desire to retain the building and has not been able to sell or otherwise transfer the building and site to a third party and further desires that the building should be demolished, the Mount Ayr Community School District may take formal action in this regard, notify the Diagonal, Bedford and Lenox districts accordingly and assets otherwise available for potential distribution which are not necessary to pay other liabilities (unemployment claims, etc.) will be dedicated to the purpose of building demolition including any environmental issues attendant thereto such as asbestos removal. If such assets are insufﬁcient to pay for demolition, the uncovered demolition expenses will be regarded as a dissolution liability. CLEARFIELD COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Six Mount Ayr Community high school musicians will be members of the Iowa Ambassadors of Music (IAM) 2014 Tour. They travel to Europe in July 2014. Students in the IAM choir include Erin Dolecheck, Neesie Brand, Wyatt Jackson, Lew Knapp and Samantha Crawford. Grant Staats will play trumpet with the IAM band. These students will join a select group of 300 student musicians and advisers from across Iowa on a 20day event that includes three days of rehearsal and a farewell concert at Grinnell College. MACHS music director Greg Storhoff and wife Crystal are advisers for the Iowa Ambassadors of Music. This will be their third tour. The Ambassadors 17-day concert tour will cover England, France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Italy and Liechtenstein. The students perform concerts in each country except Liechtenstein. The IAM tours Europe on alternate years. To be considered for membership, students must be recommended by their school music teachers as having superior music skills and possessing high character. Peter Westphalen, director of choirs at Washington high school in Cedar Rapids, will direct the choir, and Dr. Morgan Jones, former director of the Iowa Hawkeye marching band, will direct the band. The 2014 European tour will be Iowa’s ﬁfteenth trip. Over 4,500 student musicians have performed for European audiences since the group was established in 1988.
MAC students to tour Europe
Musician at Sun Valley Lake Saturday
Texas musician Kelly McGuire will perform Saturday night, June 29 at 8 p.m. at the South Shore Bar and Grill at Sun Valley Lake. Sponsored by the Sun Valley Parrot Head Club, McGuire and his drummer will perform country, well-known Jimmy Buffett songs and a host of his own original tunes. Over the past few years he has won Album of the Year, Performer of the Year, and Songwriter of the Year from various music associations. “We have seen Kelly several times,” said Dave Burgraff of Ellston. “He is always great. The mix of music makes you want to become a cowboy in Jamaica or Key West!” Mark Matteo, president of the club, added, “We think that something like this is an excellent way to thank everyone in the area for all of the support given to our various projects.” More information can be found in an advertisement on page 6 in this week’s Record-News.
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