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Snapshots of Ringgold County
‘Green energy’
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 taken in southern
Ringgold County, vines have
overtaken the structure of an old
wind mill.
This is the 22nd of the photos in
our commemorative series.
Logan Wimer and her horse Starlight Gleaming wait in the arena during
the National High School Rodeo championships. She says rider and horse
need to be on the same page at all times in the cutting competition.
It’s been almost two weeks, but
nothing’s going to wipe the smile
from that girl’s face...
Who’s the girl and why is she
The girl is Logan Wimer, and
she’s smiling because she is the
reigning reserve national cutting
champion, a title she earned at
the National High School Rodeo
Championships held July 14-20 in
Rock Springs, Wyoming.
“I was very surprised,” said
Wimer. “Nobody from Iowa does
Apparently the judges at the
championships didn’t get that
memo because Wimer not only
won the opening round in the cut-
ting competition, but she also sat
in third place heading into Satur-
day night’s final round against the
top 20 competitors from across the
nation in the event.
Four Iowa girls had advanced
to the National High School Rodeo
in the cutting event. Ironically, two
came from Ringgold county: Wim-
er and Morgan Quick of Redding.
However, Quick did not reach the
top 20 to qualify for the national
finals in the event.
In the cutting competition,
competitors have just 2 1/2 min-
utes to sort three calves, one at a
time, from a herd of calves running
loose in the arena. Competitors are
judged not only on their ability to
sort the calves but also on their
horsemanship and their ability to
keep the herd relatively calm.
“You’ve got to look like you
know what you’re doing,” said
Wimer. “The rider and the horse
need to be on the same page so you
know what the horse is going to do
Surprisingly, Wimer rode a bor-
rowed horse during the national
cutting competition. The horse be-
longs to Greg Beutenmiller from
Columbia, Missouri, Wimer’s cut-
ting trainer for the past four years.
Wimer said although she has
worked with Beutenmiller since
her freshman year in high school,
it has only been in the last year that
they had grown close enough for
him to trust her with his personal
horse, Starlight Gleaming.
“He let me use him on the last
day at Lincoln,” she said, referring
to a rodeo in Lincoln, Nebraska
just prior to the national finals.
Wimer just misses national title
Finishes second at National High School Rodeo
“When Greg heard I had made the
nationals, he made plans to bring
Starlight Gleaming with him to
Rock Springs.”
After winning the first round
with 147 points, Wimer said her
second round didn’t go so well.
“Those calves were so evil, they
were just evil,” she laughed. Still,
Wimer scored 142 points in the
round for a two-round total of 289,
good for third place overall in the
competition and an appearance in
the Saturday night finals.
Heading into the final round, de-
fending national champion Sadee
Smith sat in first place with 295
points, six points ahead of Wimer,
and Cheyanne Carpenter was in
second with 290 points, only one
point ahead.
The top 20 final qualifiers draw
for their performance position in
Saturday night’s competition. “No
one wants to be in the first posi-
tion,” said Wimer. “I really like
the sixth position best, but I just
didn’t want to go first.” As luck
would have it, Wimer did draw the
first position while Smith drew the
number six position. “I thought it
was all over,” said Wimer. “I’m
going first, she’s going sixth. She’s
six points ahead. I thought there’s
no way.”
Point totals from the first two
rounds are added to the points
earned in the final round to deter-
minate the final standings. Wimer
opened the final round by scoring
a 144 1/2 for a three-round total
of 433 1/2, but she said she was
too nervous to watch the rest of
the competition. She said she kept
hearing scores like 135 and 137
and 138, but it didn’t dawn on her
she was in championship conten-
tion throughout much of the eve-
ning. Carpenter eventually scored
a 144 for a total of 434 to claim
the national championship by
only one-half point over second-
place Wimer. Defending champion
Smith had bad luck in her final
round and scored only 138 to fin-
ish third with 433 points, only one
half-point behind Wimer.
As the competition came to a
A little bit of Mount Ayr history stands no more as the
building on Highway 2 that most recently was home
to Romano’s Pizza has been demolished. The PCSB
Bank has purchased the property and will build a
new branch office at the location, although plans for
construction have not been set. PCSB Bank currently
has a branch office on the north side of the Mount
Ayr square. According to local historian Mike Avitt, the
building on Highway 2 had first opened in May 1965 as
a Dog ‘n Suds franchise drive-in. Over the years it had
also been home to the B&M Drive-in, the Red Carpet
Inn, the Raider Inn, the Mount Ayr Diner and likely some
others. Beulah Hutchinson also recalls Hutch’s Drive-in
was open in that location for a time.
Landmark gone
Cyclists overnight in Diagonal
A large group of cross-country bicyclists spent the night of July 24 at
Fogle Lake in Diagonal as one stop on their 3,900 mile journey. Sea to
Sea Cyclists are a group riding from Los Angeles to New York City in an
effort to raise $3 million to fight poverty around the world. The Sea to Sea
Cyclist effort is believed to be the largest cross-continental bike tour ever.
The United Church of Diagonal treated their guests to pie Wednesday
evening and served them breakfast Thursday morning prior to their de-
parture to Chariton, their next overnight stop. Pictured below is a semi-
truck filled with supplies that accompanies the cyclists on their journey.
The Ringgold county board of
supervisors met in regular session
Monday, July 29.
The board approved a resolu-
tion to apply for funding through
the Emergency Watershed Protec-
tion program for work on three
river channels that are affecting
county bridges.
The projects would stabilize the
channels at the Jackson bridge, the
Noble curve and the bridge north
of Benton. The projects were not
eligible for FEMA disaster relief
funding because they fell outside
county right-of-way.
Total cost of the projects would
be approximately $900,000, but the
program sponsored by the Natural
Resources Conservation Service
would pay 75 percent of the total.
County engineer Zach Gunsol-
ley explained the grant applica-
tion could be rejected because all
Iowa counties may apply for fund-
ing. In addition, even if approved
for funding, the supervisors could
elect not to accept the funding due
Supervisors seek grant to
help pay for river stablization
Preliminary sales figures from the livestock auction at the Ringgold
County Fair showed a total of $44,912.10, compared to $60,182.50
raised in 2012.
A total of 10 head of beef cattle were sold this year, bringing in
$20,374.15. This compares to 12 head of cattle bringing in $22,555.95
in 2012.
This year there were 35 swine sold, bringing $18,411.35. This
compares to 42 swine sold for $19,038.10 last year. In addition, four
carcasses were sold for $1,040.
A total of 12 sheep were sold this year for $2,560.10. This com-
pares with 16 sheep sold last year for $4,025.00.
The poultry sale saw two poultry sold for $55, compared to 14 sold
last year for $455.
There were 16 goats sold for $3,143.00, compared to nine goats
sold for $1,641.75 in 2012.
There were no rabbits sold this year, compared to eight rabbits last
year which brought $255.
Almost $45,000
raised at fair sale
to grant restrictions or budget con-
Gunsolley added funds from the
grant would likely not be available
for one or two years in the future.
The board also heard an update
on services provided by the Rural
Iowa Crisis Center. A new facility,
the Crisis Intervention and Advo-
cacy Center in Adel, has won the
contract to provide services for a
10-county area. The Rural Iowa
Crisis Center had provided servic-
es for a four-county area.
The supervisors are also seek-
ing volunteers to fill trustee posi-
tions in Liberty and Waubonsie
townships and clerks positions
in Benton, Middle Fork and Poe
The Princess Theater’s Five
Year Anniversary Gala will be held
Saturday, August 24 at 7 p.m.
This year’s performers include
Simply Voices, First Things First,
Beards of a Feather and the Hardy
Tickets are $10 each and will
go on sale soon. Money raised
from the gala will go towards the
Princess Theater endowment fund.
Princess Gala
set for Aug. 24
Parents are reminded that
school registrations are beginning
this week around the county.
August 2 in Clearfield
Registration in Clearfield is set
for Friday, August 2 (tomorrow)
from 1-6 p.m. in the school office.
August 5 & 6 in Mount Ayr
Registration for Mount Ayr el-
ementary students is set for Mon-
day, August 5 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Registration for students in grades
seven through 12 will run from 9
a.m. to noon on August 6.
If parents are unable to register
on the specified dates, they may
pre-register at the elementary of-
fice during business hours through
August 16. Registrations made af-
ter August 16 will have a $10 per
student late charge attached.
Registration fees are $35 per
student. Lunch and breakfast fees
will also be payble during registra-
tion, and separate checks will be
needed for registration and meal
Those intending to apply for
free and reduced meals should
bring proof of financial eligibility
with them and complete forms at
the time of registration.
Student passes will again be of-
fered for $35 for all sports activi-
ties. Adult season passes will also
be available. Cost are $15 for vol-
lyball and $20 for football.
Raider clothing will also be for
sale at registration.
August 13 & 15 in Diagonal
In Diagonal students will regis-
ter on August 13 and 15 from 3-6
p.m. both days. Registration will
be in the school office.
A parent and student technology
meeting is planned for August 13
as well. Ninth-graders will meet
between 6-7 p.m., with eighth-
through 12th graders coming in at
7:30 p.m.
Area school
Continued on page 3
Jack Terry passes
away at age 87
Word has been received about
the July 26 death of Jack Terry, 87,
a former publisher and editor of
the Mount Ayr Record-News.
He and his wife, Dorothy, lived
in Kimberling City, Missouri.
From his first marriage, Terry is
survived by three daughters, Mar-
tha Terry of Pittsburgh, Pennsyl-
vania, Barbara (Doug) McAnelly
of Indianola, Iowa and Sandra
(David) Jett of Mountain Home,
Idaho; four grandsons, and five
He was preceded in death by his
parents, a son and two brothers.
Burial will be held in Polo, Il-
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LOOKING BACK in the Early Files
The Legend of Bad Guys
The West was peppered with bad guys
Whose conduct was misunderstood
Yet, today we treat them as heroes
Like they were a Robin Hood.
We tend to portray them as victims,
Who, through no fault of their own
Grew up to be convicts and perverts,
But hey, they were raised in a broken home.

They’d rob from the wealthy it’s storied.
They’d plunder and steal for a lark.
Then pass out gift boxes on weekends
To orphans and nuns in the park.
They’d burn down a village but were sorry,
And regretted things done even worse.
Darlin’ Nell got caught in the crossfire,
They cried as they lifted her purse.

They never intended to hurt folks,
But accidents happen, they do!
Now we speak of them all with compassion,
‘Cause bad guys have feelings, too.
We sing of their legends in ballads,
We lift up their deeds in a song
And although it sounds so romantic,
To me it seems dreadfully wrong.

‘Cause Pancho Villa was a narcisstic bag of
sheep pellets.
So was Billy the Kid.
Jessie James became a hero
For the foul evil deeds that he did.
The bandit Joaquin was a horse thief,
Claude Dallas a cowardly swain,
The Sundance Kid was a scumbag
Who got his thrills robbin’ the train.

The Godfather made folks an offer
He said they couldn’t refuse
If they did he’d take them out swimming,
wearing their concrete shoes
Bonnie and Clyde were both psychos,
Pretty Boy Floyd was a rat
And Pancho Villa was a narcisstic bag of sheep pellets,
But I guess I done told you that.
Working church summer youth camp
Summer’s adventures just keep on rolling with an
experience that I haven’t had in many years -- working
at a church youth summer camp.
My nephew Brett Smith and his wife Nanette have
been directors of a camp for boys in fourth, fifth and
sixth grades for a number of years and they have
invited me to take part several times. It was always at
Fair time at the newspaper and I didn’t think I could
take off.
So this summer I said yes and spent three days
having a great time with 35 absolutely delightful boys
and a dedicated staff of 22 others. I greatly lifted the
average age of the staff, but that was okay.
The theme for the week was “Helium, He Lifts Us
Up Magnificently,” based on the scripture in James
4:10 that promises to “Humble thyself in the sight of
The Lord and He will lift you up.”
We had an uplifting week, literally.
Brett and Nannette are known for their creativity
with the camp and this was another great example of
taking a theme and making some unforgettable memo-
ries for the youngsters.
There were the usual camp activities -- archery,
BB guns, fishing, swimming and the like. A dedicated
group of core fishermen had a line in the pond at every
free moment. We spent a couple of hours a day in the
pool. There were campfires every night and special
activities like a water slide built down a steep hill that
ran through a whole container of dish soap and who
knows how much water as the kids zipped down the
hill one afternoon.
One of the funny moments of the camp came after
one of the fisherman had asked if he could store fish
fillets in the kitchen freezer if he caught a big fish. I
said that would probably not be a problem. I should
have been a bit more precise.
Rachel, the cook, came looking for me when my
fisherman brought her three three-inch bluegills. “He
said you would fillet these for him and he could keep
the meat in the freezer.”
There wouldn’t have been as much as a bite or two
to fillet and I’m no master fish filleter.
The fish were in plastic bags on a plate.
“He said they were too far gone to be returned to
the lake,” she said.
Just then one of them made a big flip that took it
several inches in the air and took a couple of minutes
off the life of the cook. We quickly returned the “big
catch” to the lake for someone else to catch in a year to
Instead of cabins, the camp was divided into “labs”
this year. Each “lab” had a male counselor that stayed
with them. During the day there was a female staffer
for each lab to provide some support as well. The
counselor and counselors in training followed the
campers to each activity.
There were classes that were more focused on the
theme. The boys built and decorated some really beau-
tiful kites in one class. There was an “experiments”
class where fun science was tried. One day the class
microwaved Dove soap into interesting abstract forms,
played with “magic sand” which doesn’t get wet so
can be sculpted in water and made molecules out of
mini marshmallows and toothpicks (with many of the
marshmallows ultimately ending up inside the camp-
Then there was my class. I was camp pastor and
had the opportunity of spending an hour with the
campers after supper each evening talking about the
camp theme on the gospel level.
Valle discovered a website with scientific experi-
ments with gospel lessons that was a great help to my
preparation. Then I set out to be a “Mad About Jesus”
scientist for an hour each night.
I transformed myself with a slogan button covered
lab coat, a white wig of runaway hair and gray eye-
brows and a mustache into Dr. Alma for the sessions.
(I had to substitute the gray trappings for the white
ones I had ordered when the mail order did not arrive
before I had to leave home.)
Using some scientific principles and a “magic trick”
or two, I shared illustrations of gospel principles
like faith, God’s gifts, light and even walking on
water with the students. We had a great time.
The walking on water was quite a job. I had
24 pounds of corn starch that was mixed with
water that made a thick goo that one could run
over the surface of, yet could sink into if you just
stood there for awhile.
Here’s a good test of patience if you want
something to do. Mix three cups of water with
two pounds of corn starch and try to get it mixed
up to a consistency of thick honey. If you put the
cornstarch in too fast, it will take forever. Then
do that 11 more times. Now try to keep the 24
pounds of corn starch suspended in two and one-
fourth gallons of water. It’s a good upper body
workout, I’ll tell you.
I was able to keep the interest of the camp-
ers each evening, with many of them coming up
during the day to want to get a preview of what
we were doing that night. And the “walking on
water” was even a hit when they scampered
across the shallow plastic container that held it
quoting the scripture that “all things are possible
with Christ.”
I hope some of the message stuck with them.
The final night Brett and Nannette had their
trademark banquet planned. Each camper had a
lab coat with their name and the Liahona Labs
symbol that Brett, a graphic artist, had designed.
There were safety googles to wear too.
Stepping inside the dining hall, campers were
in an isolation chamber where they were flashed
with light to ready them for the lab and a staffer,
dressed with a backpack contraption that would
have done “Ghost Busters” proud checked them
The dining hall was decorated with hundreds of
balloons hanging from the ceiling from paper
streamers and the tables were set up by lab
groups. There was special lighting as well.
Campers donned latex gloves for their dinner,
which was served to them by the staff. There was
garlic bread -- decorated so that it looked like a
culture might be growing on it -- along with fish
patties. (Our fisherman got some fish after all).
A Petri dish was filled with peas on the main
plate. There was jello with some candy sprinkled
in it in another Petri dish that really looked like
something might have been cultured in it. Blue-
berries were served in test tubes on the side and
the campers drank from beakers.
I don’t know how dinner could have been any
more memorable.
Then, because we had had some rain the night be-
fore that limited possible fire damage, we finished
off the evening in a spectacular way.
Each camper was given a paper lantern which
we took to a hilltop. They were lit and the three-
foot tall colored paper lanterns sailed off into the
dark night sky. It was a beautiful sight as they
were lifted up and floated away.
We finished off the camp with a final service
Saturday morning where campers shared their
blessings from the week and ways they wanted
to experiment upon God’s word in their lives. We
sent each off with an individual sung blessing for
God to be with them.
Then it was back to the pool to wait until par-
ents came to gather them up. From my perspec-
tive, anyway, it was truly an uplifting experience.
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Fifty Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-
News, Thursday, July 25, 1963.)
Fred Roberts, 46, of Columbia
MO will succeed Art Schmit as
manager of Anthony’s Department
Store in Mount Ayr effective the
first of August. He is in Mount Ayr
this week acquainting himself with
the tore personnel and business
operations. Mr. Roberts’ family
includes his wife, Mary Ann, and
four children -- Danny, assistant
manager of the Mattingly Brothers
Shopping Center, Saint Joseph, MO;
Becky, 16; Barbara, 14, and Dale, 11.
The Robertses will reside in the bill
Rissler property at Sunset Lane.
Art Schmit, manager of the An-
thony Department Store in Mount
Ayr for the past 14 years, will transfer
to the C. R. Anthony Company Store
in Moorhead, MN, effective the first
of August. Mr. Schmit will assume
his duties August 1 in Moorhead,
where he will be joined by his
wife, Nona, and their niece, Cindy
Ringgold county attained 83
percent of its assigned annual quota
to lead the state in the sale of United
States savings bonds for the period
from January 1 to June 30. James L.
Burge, new volunteer saving bond
chairman for the county, reports total
sales for the six months amounted
to $357,200, wile sales in June were
Mubeccel Oral of Aydin, Tur-
key, International Foreign Youth
Exchangee, will conclude her three
weeks’ visit today (Thursday) as a
guest of the Ralph Brammer family
on their farm adjoining Delphos.
Break-ins Thursday night in
three places of business in Mount
Ayr the Hy-Vee Food Market,
Place’s store and the Johnston
Tractor & Implement Company and
Drake’s Grocery and Beck’s Vari-
ety Store in Kellerton - have been
reported by Sheriff Elbert Strange.
The greatest loss was at Place’s,
where $200 was taken from a desk
in the store’s office.
The formal opening of the Sand-
wich Shop in Mount Ayr, owned by
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Burright, will
be held July 29.
Dedicatory services for Mount
Ayr’s beautiful, new swimming
pool, located in the Judge Lewis
Park, will be held Sunday afternoon,
July 28.
Marie Angus, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Lloyd Angus of Mount Ayr,
has been chosen by the 4-H County
Committee to attend the Leader-
ship Camp at Madrid from July 29
through August 3. Miss Angus was
selected for the honor on the basis
of the outstanding record established
during the seven years she has been
a 4-H member. Approximately 100
4-H boys and girls from Iowa will
share the week of camp activities.
Births reported at Ringgold
County Hospital this week were a
daughter, born July 19, to Mr. and
Mrs. Don Leroy King of Redding;
a son, born July 19, to Mr. and Mrs.
Gary Lee Dulin of Pickering, MO;
a daughter, born July 21, to Mr. and
Mrs. Beryl Dean Gray of Blockton;
a daughter, born July 22, to Mr.
and Mrs. Larry Eugene Wright of
Maryville, MO; a daughter, born
July 23, to Mr. and Mrs. Christopher
Spainhower of Grant City, MO; a
daughter, born July 23, to Mr. and
Mrs. Phillip Godden of Mount Ayr,
and a son, born July 24, to Mr. and
Mrs. Jimmy Parkhurst of Eagleville,
The obituary in this issue was
Sylvia Dell Mowry Ryan.
Twenty-five Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-
News, Thursday, August 4, 1988.)
The first phase of the historical
survey of buildings in Mount Ayr
is drawing to a close, but there still
is a lot of work ahead. Steve Mehls
summed up the first week of work
in the area as one in which he was
very pleased. With the help of vol-
unteers, over 100 buildings in Mount
Ayr were inventoried. Pictures were
taken of each building and a form
filled out about when the building
was built and the uses of the building
over the years.
The United States is registering
a new AIDS case every 14 minutes,
and though patients with the disease
are living longer, it is still fatal. That
was the message of Vernon Appleby,
a registered nurse who heads the
AIDS unit of the University of Mi-
ami/Jackson Memorial Hospital in
Miami, FL. He was in Mount Ayr re-
cently to present a seminar on AIDS
and the Health Care Professional to
area health care professionals.
There was plenty of sun for the
Fun in the Sun celebration in Mount
Ayr over the weekend. The official
high was over 100 degrees, but that
didn’t stop the fun for the many
activities planned over the weekend.
Sidewalk sales at area businesses, a
small carnival and food and game
booths were sponsored by a number
of different organizations and there
were several events with results to
Among the top beef contest
winners at the Ringgold county fair
were some entries shown by 4-H
and FFA members. Ed McCreary
showed the top commercial cow-
calf pair at the fair. Showing the
top commercial heifer in the heifer
show was the entry of Dana Weeda,
a Shorthorn and Maine Anjou cross.
Reserve champion market beef at the
fair was shown by Cory Willis. His
entry was a Chianina - Angus cross.
Winning the rate of gain champion-
ship for the show as a steer shown
by Dustin Brown. The steer gained
3.926 pounds per day and weighed in
at 1,541 pounds at the fair. Shannon
Barnes showed the champion halter
pony at the Ringgold County Fair
horse show. Barnes also showed
the reserve champion halter pony
in dominating that class.
Krista Shaha of Mount Ayr rep-
resented Ringgold county at a youth
citizenship conference July 26-28
near Des Moines. Shaha and over
60 other Iowa high school students
gathered at Camp Dodge for the
conference sponsored by the Iowa
Farm Bureau Federation and Iowa
Sheriff’s and Deputies’Association.
Shaha’s trip was sponsored by the
Ringgold county farm Bureau.
A Ringgold county 4-H member
was among those recently honored
as the top state beef project final-
ists. Four finalists including Lonnie
Votava, 19, Diagonal, were inter-
viewed during the recent Iowa 4-H
conference at Iowa State University.
Votava was recognized during an
ISU Animal Science Roundup lun-
The birth reported this week
was a son, Joshua Allen, to Bill and
Kathy Schuster of Mount Ayr.
Obituaries in this issue were
Clarence Edward Stanley, Benjamin
L. Moler, Mary Elizabeth Moore
Richards and Loren Trullinger.

Ten Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-
News, Thursday, July 24, 2003.)
Over and over again the riders
on the Register’s Annual Great Bike
Ride Across Iowa commented about
the good things they found in Mount
Ayr. Maybe they say that in every
community. That wasn’t the impres-
sion they were giving here, however.
Months of planning and many hours
of effort had made Mount Ayr a stop
to remember along the RAGBRAI
Jim Oppelt ad Jim Maynes from
Howard R. Greene, the city’s engi-
neering firm, visited the council to
talk about sewer matters. Council
member Bill Schuster had asked
at the last meeting that a report
be made on resurrecting a plan to
provide city sewer service to several
areas not now served by the sewer.
These include North Hayes Street
and North Taylor Street, a project
that the engineers estimated would
cost $424,723 today.
A Clearfield resident was pre-
sented a special award at the spring
concert held at the Clearfield Com-
munity elementary school. Rose
Mary Leonard, 81, was honored
for being in attendance for over 50
years at the Clearfield school con-
certs, plays, science fairs, baseball
games, basketball games and other
Among the top prize winners
in the horse show at the Ringgold
County Fair were Kelsey Meester
with her reserve champion halter
entry Smokey and with her champion
horse and foal pair of Smokey and
Clay. Ariel Johnson showed her dog
to the championship in the obedience
classes. Jennifer Angus showed her
Greyhound to the title in the groom-
ing class.
Dillon Davenport showed the
champion bucket calf of the fair.
Taylor Cameron showed the cham-
pion bucket calf plus 1 entry. Aaron
Davenport picked up the prize as the
peewee wrangler champion. Ashton
Quick won the prize for the best cos-
tume for her and her calf. Showing
the champion commercial heifer at
the breeding beef show was Ryan
Bailey. Showing the market heifer
at the market beef show was Adam
Tanner Rinehart of Mount Ayr
moved up a notch from his finish in
the Ringgold County Fair demolition
derby by winning the Union county
Fair demolition derby at Afton this
past week. Rinehart placed second
in the Ringgold county event.
Diagonal’s Printing Museum
and Genealogy Collection Center
will be featured on a program on
Iowa Public Television next week.
Obituaries in this week’s issue
were Arlene Barhite, Howard Harold
Brown, William Jean Manning and
Bobby Joe Thurman.

Letters to the Editor
Dear Friend -
Having respect for those who
live and toil before us is a part of
life in rural Iowa. Their efforts are
an integral part of who we are, as a
Over the years, time and
weather have taken their toll on
the graves at the Ellston Cemetery,
and it is time to step-up and honor
those who go before us. Yet, there
are currently 400 stones that are
in immediate need of repair in our
community’s cemetery. Some sim-
ply need to be leveled while others
have fallen, broken or need to be
As you might imagine, this is
a costly project. The estimated re-
pair costs are $47.50 per stone, or
approximately $19,000. Because
of the cost, we project that repairs
will need to be done in stages - per-
haps over four to five years.
We are contacting individu-
als with relatives in this cemetery
and are working with the North-
east Ringgold County Alliance
Cemetery needs attention
(NERA) for assistance. Although
we currently have the support of
the Ringgold County Historical
Society, Union Township trustees
and NERA, we need your support
as well.
Will you please consider mak-
ing a donation to this project? A
$100 donation could fund the re-
pair of two stones and help bring
this historically-significant place
back to dignity.
Thank you for your consider-
ation and donation. Our communi-
ty has so much to be proud of - yet
our ancestors and founders are for-
gotten. Please make a tax-deduct-
ible donation today, by sending a
check to NERA - Ellston Cemetery
Restoration Project.
Your gift is a blessing... thank
Ellston Cemetery Restoration
Charlie Case (641-344-2775)
Diane Case (641-340-3536)
Dear Editor -
As the president of the Mount
Ayr American Legion Auxiliary,
I want to remind everyone in our
area that the Life Serve is the sole
blood center that provides the
much needed blood to the Ring-
gold County Hospital. The Legion
Auxiliary has been a proud spon-
sor since they started working with
Remember blood drive
our hospital in 2006.
They will be in our area next
week on August 6 from 3-7 p.m..
Schedule your appointment
today! Visit www.lifeserveblood- or call me at (641) 464-
Marla Crawford
Mount Ayr
Winners from drawings at the
Ringgold County Fair have been
Lucy Ricker won a cooler from
the Democratic Party booth.
Linda Hosfield won a hot/cold
picnic cooler from the Post #172
Auxilliary booth.
LifeServe Blood Center award-
ed one t-shirt per day for the four
days of the fair. Winners were Ja-
net Hogue, Bailey Boswell, Rachel
Sobotka and Karen Schafer.
Fair drawing winners announced
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News & Notes
Free School
…to families in need while supplies last.
The first day of school registration –
3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
First Christian Church (on the square in Mount Ayr)
If purchasing all the items your child needs
for school is a burden, let God’s love help.
We will be giving away:
◆ Backpacks ◆ Calculators
◆ Assignment Books
◆ Markers ◆ Scissors ◆ Glue ◆ Etc.
Sponsored by Ringgold County Ministerial Association,
area churches and
Community Partnerships for Protecting Children
for students in the
Mount Ayr Community School District
will be held in the Elementary School Cafeteria on
Monday, August 5 • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
and Tuesday, August 6 • 9 a.m. - noon
• Fees will be $35 per student.
• Lunch and breakfast will also be payable at this time.
• Separate checks will be needed for registration and
meal fees.
• Those intending to apply for free or reduced meals
should bring proof of financial eligibility with them
and complete forms at the time of registration.
If unable to register on the specified dates, you
may pre-register after those dates at the
Elementary Office during business hours through
Friday, August 16. Registrations made after Aug-
ust 16 will have a $10 per student late charge.
The student passes will be offered again at
$35 each for all sports activities. Adult season
passes will be $15 for volleyball and $20 for foot-
ball. Raider clothing will also be for sale at
Stutzman Auction Center
Stutzman Auction Center
303 N. Taylor Street, Mount Ayr • Ph. 641-464-5151
• Consignment Auction Every Tuesday - 5 p.m.
• Exotic Animal Auction
First Saturday of Every Month - 10 a.m.
See us for your sale. Our house or yours.
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Try our U-LOK-IT” storage units.
1610 Townline Street • Suite 115 • Creston, Iowa 50801
Ph. 641-782-7619 • 1-800-525-1665 •
HOURS: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, 8 a.m. - Noon
On-Site Surgical Consultation With:
Bradley D. Hammer, M.D.
~ Serving in Lenox most Wednesdays ~
Donald E. McKim, O.D.
Kenneth D. Stults, O.D.
Bill Sorden, ABOM
Wanda Hosfield
Cell: 641-344-4802
200 West South Street
Mount Ayr, Iowa 50854
Ph. 641-464-2080
Fax 641-464-2081
Ron Landphair • Cell 641-234-0056
Sherri L. Adams • Cell 641-442-5289
Darin Dolecheck • Cell 641-234-0220
Norma Sickels • Cell 641-344-5407
Cass Hosfield • Cell 641-344-8583
Rick Nielsen • Cell 712-621-4318
Friday, August 9
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Tingley Community Building
Special Guest: Francis Force
$5 Donation. Bring food for half time.
Drinks available. No alcohol please.
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the Liberty Mutual Group, 1001 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98154.
All rights reserved. Safeco is a registered trademark of Safeco
Corporation. The Safeco logo is a trademark of Liberty Mutual
Insurance Company.
Lois Ibbotson
113 S Fillmore St.
Mount Ayr, IA 50854

If you’ve got it,
we protect it.
© 2009 Safeco Insurance Company of America, a member of
the Liberty Mutual Group, 1001 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98154.
All rights reserved. Safeco is a registered trademark of Safeco
Corporation. The Safeco logo is a trademark of Liberty Mutual
Insurance Company.
Lois Ibbotson
113 S Fillmore St.
Mount Ayr, IA 50854

If you’ve got it,
we protect it.
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Agent: Lois E. Ibbotson – CISR
113 S. Fillmore Street, Mount Ayr, Iowa 50854
Ph. 641-464-3214
• Ernest Lamar Hodges of Ker-
rville, TX and Jesus Armando
Tamez-Ramirez of Kerrville, TX.
Married July 1, 2013. Date marriage
filed July 1, 2013.
July 18 - July 25, 2013
Kevin Stephen Trullinger,
Clive, $262.50 speeding 16-20
m.p.h. over the speed limit.
William Cody Gene Hatfield,
Leon, $168.75 operating without
William Cody Gene Hatfield,
Leon, $573.75 violation - financial
liability coverage.
Gary W. Hartsook, Shannon
City, $127.50 failure to maintain
safety belts.
Francisco Echeveste Dima,
Osceola, $114.00 speeding 6-10
m.p.h. over the speed limit.
Pamela S. Deardorff, Clearfield,
$114.00 speeding 6-10 m.p.h. over
the speed limit.
Jack E. Allard, Tonopah,
$114.00 speeding 6-10 m.p.h. over
the speed limit.
Rodney Dwayne Sickels, Bed-
ford, $114.00 speeding 6-10 m.p.h.
over the speed limit.
Jeffrey Raymond Levine,
Mount Ayr, $87.00 speeding 1-5
m.p.h. over the speed limit.
Bonnie Estella Randles, Mount
Ayr, $87.00 speeding 1-5 m.p.h.
over the speed limit.
Heather Rochelle Iburg, West
Des Moines, $127.50 dark win-
David Weeda, Mount Ayr,
$92.00 speeding 1-5 m.p.h. over
the speed limit.
Robert Joseph Fletcher, Diago-
nal, $195.00 unsafe turn or failure
to give signal.
Randy Alan Longstreath, Mount
Ayr, $114.00 speeding 6-10 m.p.h.
over the speed limit.
• July 19 - A trial information
was filed in district court charging
AJ Miller of Lorimor with posses-
sion of a controlled substance.
Bond set previously at $10,000
cash only continues and a prelimi-
nary hearing was cancelled. Miller
is ordered to appear for arraignment
on Monday, July 29, 2013 at the
Ringgold county courthouse.

(Call Origination Code: MA= Mount Ayr; KE = Kel-
lerton; EL = Ellston; TI = Tingley; DI = Diagonal; DE
= Delphos; MO = Maloy; BE = Beaconsfield; BO = Ben-
ton; SC = Shannon City; BL = Blockton; RE = Redding;
SV = Sun Valley; CO = In County; OC = Out of County;
OS = Out of State)
July 18 - July 24, 2013
Thursday, July 18
1:40 a.m., needing officers
8:27 a.m., call for jail (MA)
8:32 a.m., cows out in country
8:56 a.m., deputy checking in
9:34 a.m., chief deputy check-
ing in (OC)
10:03 a.m., deputy advising on
way (CO)
10:08 a.m., caller asking how to
get restraining order (MA)
10:21 a.m., sheriff checking in
10:48 a.m., call for inmate
11:25 a.m., call for sheriff (KE)
11:31 a.m., caller looking for
vehicle (OC)
11:55 a.m., call for jail (OC)
12:04 p.m., chief deputy check-
ing in (OC)
12:40 p.m., call about inmate
medication (CO)
1:01 p.m., caller asking about
inmate bond (OC)
1:04 p.m., caller with concerns
about older person’s welfare (CO)
1:40 p.m., Windstream inquir-
ing contact information (OC)
1:45 p.m., probation with infor-
mation about new warrant (OC)
2:52 p.m., 911 call, fallen and
needs lift assistance, not hurt (TI)
3:14 p.m., call back requested
3:25 p.m., social worker with
questions about new inmate (OC)
3:33 p.m., instructions for dis-
patch to find reserve to go to rodeo
3:45 p.m., call for sheriff from
TAC 10 (OC)
8:30 p.m., jail/inmate informa-
tion (OC)
9:00 p.m., call back requested
10:18 p.m., officer needed
10:28 p.m., information about
harassment (MA)
Friday, July 19
8:30 a.m., caller asking if in-
mate had been seen by magistrate
8:34 a.m., caller returning an
officer’s call (MA)
9:21 a.m., Record-News calling
with information
8:00 a.m., caller wanting to
know if there is a warrant out for
her or not (CO)
8:34 a.m., Adams county sher-
riff office calling needing informa-
tion (OC)
8:37 a.m., caller needing to find
out how to set up visitation time
10:18 a.m., caller needing infor-
mation about money orders (OC)
10:24 a.m., caller need-
ing inmate information (CO)
10:31 a.m., supportive services
call in with information (OC)
10:40 a.m., sales call (OC)
10:47 a.m., Booth Law Firm
calling in needing information
11:10 a.m., sales call (OC)
11:46 a.m., caller needing to
talk with an officer (MA)
11:51 a.m., law firm calling
needing information
11:56 a.m., caller thanking the
sheriff’s office (CO/EL)
11:58 a.m., caller asking if an
inmate had seen the magistrate yet
12:36 p.m., caller needing in-
formation on an inmate (OC)
12:51 p.m., sales call
1:50 p.m., 911 call, lockout-
child in car
2:15 p.m., officer checking in
3:11 p.m., wrong number (CO/
3:12 p.m., caller advising that a
person doesn’t have a driver’s li-
cense (MA)
4:23 Adams county needing in-
formation (OC)
5:22 call for sheriff (OC)
5:58 missing black Angus bull
8:35 p.m., neighboring city of-
ficer advising Iowa is down (com-
puter) (OC)
9:29 REC call, Eagles Nest out
of power (EL)
9:35 p.m., call for deputy (CO)
Saturday, July 20
1:35 a.m., when is the band go-
ing to quit, it is late (MA)
6:46 a.m., Kellerton first re-
sponders reporting in (KE)
11:12 a.m., fire alarm (MA)
1:04 p.m., four-wheeler nui-
sance call (MA)
1:19 p.m., call regarding inmate
information (OC)
1:57 p.m., inmate medication
information (OC)
2:22 p.m., call for sheriff (CO)
3:18 p.m., computers working
now (CO)
3:22 p.m., crossroads regarding
inmate (OC)
5:06 p.m., controlled burn (MA)
6:27 p.m., former inmate com-
plimenting our jail (OC)
7:11 p.m., 911 call, someone pos-
sibly creeping on little kids (MA)
8:44 p.m., 911 call, accidentally
hit emergency button (CO)
9:12 p.m., cows out (EL)
Sunday, July 21
1:39 a.m., deputy checking in
1:48 a.m., Worth county bring-
ing a prisoner (OC)
3:00 a.m., found a nice ring at
Ayr Days, owner found (MA)
8:16 a.m., possible break-in
9:54 a.m., accident (EL)
10:59 a.m., ambulance needed
12:29 p.m., jail inmate informa-
tion (OC)
12:59 p.m., escort (MA)
1:33 p.m., REC call (EL)
1:33 p.m., REC call, two (OC)
1:44 p.m., 911 call, ambulance
needed (MA)
2:25 p.m., REC call (OC)
4:04 p.m., 911 call (OC)
4:05 p.m., 911 call (OC)
6:08 p.m., dog complaint (MA)
6:54 p.m., lost ring question
11:01 p.m., suspicious vehicle
Monday, July 22
7:57 a.m., wanting to know why
jail phones not working (OC)
8:14 a.m., caller scheduling
visit to see inmate (OC)
8:34 a.m., cows out (CO)
8:42 a.m., reckless driver (CO)
9:17 a.m., visitation scheduling
10:39 a.m., jail/inmate informa-
tion (OC)
12:01 p.m., 911 call (MA)
12:27 p.m., jail/inmate infor-
mation needed (OC)
12:41 p.m., sex offender check-
ing in (OC)
12:49 p.m., Windstream (OC)
1:08 p.m., controlled burn (BE)
1:09 p.m., set up inmate visita-
tion (OC)
1:29 p.m., set up inmate visita-
tion (OC)
2:17 p.m., inmate information
3:05 p.m., 911 call (MA)
4:25 p.m., complaint (MA)
5:05 p.m., 911 call (MA)
5:57 p.m., Mount Ayr fire page,
good (MA)
6:37 p.m., caller needing out of
state sheriff’s office (MA)
7:23 p.m., report of violation
8:16 p.m., first responders back
in town (KE)
10:08 p.m., domestic issue
10:22 p.m., power outages
Tuesday, July 23
1:18 a.m., call about tree blown
over (MA)
5:29 a.m., chief deputy check-
ing in (OC)
7:29 a.m., power outage (CO)
8:30 a.m., cow out in country
10:07 a.m., call for deputy (DI)
10:11 a.m., call for sheriff (DI)
10:12 a.m., chief deputy check-
ing in (OC)
11:14 a.m., call for deputy
11:33 a.m., civil call (OC)
11:53 a.m., call for jail (OC)
11:54 a.m., call for jail (OC)
1:40 p.m., jail/inmate call (OC)
1:47 p.m., call for deputy (MA)
1:50 p.m., call for jail/inmate
2:08 p.m., Medicare phone
scam reported (MA)
2:19 p.m., call for deputy (OC)
3:17 p.m., jail/inmate informa-
tion (OC)
3:47 p.m., 911 call (MA)
7:34 p.m., jail/inmate informa-
tion (OC)
10:49 p.m., 911 call, informa-
tion from different county (RE)
Wednesday, July 24
5:46 a.m., 911 call, ambulance
needed for allergic reaction (CO)
7:14 a.m., call for officer (MA)
7:39 a.m., caller asking about
bond amount for inmate (OC)
8:56 a.m., call for jail (OC)
8:56 a.m., call for jail (OC)
9:06 a.m., call for chief deputy
9:24 a.m., call for jail (MA)
9:30 a.m., call for jail (OC)
10:10 a.m., report of green DOT
card scam (CO)
11:28 a.m., jail/inmate call
11:35 a.m., phone scam report-
ed (MA)
1:02 p.m., phone scam reported
2:43 p.m., jail/inmate call (OC)
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.
• Assessor: Neil Morgan, 464-
• Auditor: Amanda Waske,
• Board of Supervisors: David
Inloes, chairman, Royce Dredge
and Kraig Pennington, members,
Supervisors meetings are open
to the public and are held in the su-
pervisors conference room located
on the second floor between the
clerk of court and auditor’s office.
On days the board is not sched-
uled to be in office, please direct
all inquiries to the auditor’s office.
To schedule a meeting time with
the supervisors, contact the audi-
tor’s office.
Regular board meetings are
held on Mondays with official
public notice of the meeting agen-
das posted at the Ringgold county
courthouse, Mount Ayr Record
News, Sun Valley Lake and Diago-
nal city hall the day before.
• Clerk of Court (a state of-
fice): Jackie Saville, 464-3234; fax:
464-2478. Office hours: Mondays,
Wednesdays and Fridays, 8 a.m. 9
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 ali-
mony and child support payments,
probates, civil and criminal filings,
magistrate’s court and records and
services of adoptions, conservator-
ships, court proceedings, divorces,
estates, grand jury, guardianships,
judgments, juvenile proceedings,
mechanic’s liens, mental health
admissions, petit jury, surety
company certificates, state hospi-
tal, traffic violations, trust funds,
trusteeships. Certified copies can
be made of above listed records.
Court records are also available at
• County Conservation
Board: Kate Zimmerman, phone:
464-2787, email: rangerkate@io-
Please contact for information
on rules and regulations, parks,
trail ways, camping, shelter reser-
vations, environmental education
and more. Parks are open March
15 - November 15. Walk-in traffic
is allowed year round.
• County Weed Commission-
er: Brenda Adams, 641-783-2348.
• Development and Tourism:
Karen Bender, Coordinator, 464-
3704. If anyone has any calendar
events, please contact the develop-
ment office at 641-464-3704.
• E-911 Service Board: Merle
Walter, 307 N. Webster St., Mount
Ayr, 464-3311.
• Emergency Management
Agency: Teresa Jackson, Coordi-
nator, 109 W. Madison St., Suite
105, cell: 641-202-9671; phone:
464-3344; fax: 464-0663, email: Hours:
Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30
The tornado sirens in Mount
Ayr will be tested the first Tuesday
of each month unless there is se-
vere weather.
• Engineer: Zach Gunsolley,
P.E., 464-3232. 707 South Hender-
son 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 pass-
port photos and passport applica-
tion (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 addi-
tional 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
• 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: Mon-
day - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
• Sheriff: Mike Sobotka, Emer-
gency Only 911, Non-Emergency
(Available 24/7) 464-3921 or 464-
2911. 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.Io-
waRoadConditions. org.
• Treasurer: Debbie Cannon,
Property taxes can be paid on-
line at
with Visa, Master Card and Dis-
cover credit cards or e-checks.
Payments made in the office may
be with cash, checks or with a Mas-
ter 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 infor-
mation is wrong, contact the trea-
surer’s office.
Motorists can now renew mo-
tor vehicle registrations online at if a re-
newal notice is received through
the United States Postal Service
that contains a personal identifica-
tion 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 quick-
ly processed.
• Driver’s License Office: Lo-
cated in the Treasurer’s Office.
Driver’s licenses may be re-
newed 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 ques-
• Veterans Affairs: 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.
Wimer second at
national finals
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The Diagonal Community school
board of education met in regular
session Wednesday, July 17.
School registration in Diagonal
is set for August 13 and 15 from
3-6 p.m.
A parent and student technology
meeting is planned for August 13
as well. Ninth-graders will meet
between 6-7 p.m., with eighth-
through 12th graders coming in at
7:30 p.m.
In personnel items, the board ac-
cepted the resignation of Melanie
Knapp as an elementary teacher.
The board also approved the con-
tract for Jennifer Hawbaker as a
paraprofessional. The contract with
Lesa Darrah was also amended to
include duties as SFL coordinator.
Superintendent Karleen Ste-
phens updated the board on a num-
ber of summer projects, includ-
ing new carpeting in the middle
school/high school library, and the
application of sealer on the north
and south gymnasium floors. She
added the Pearson Math series will
be purchased for students in kin-
dergarten through eighth grade.
Candidates for the upcoming
school board election must submit
their paperwork to the district of-
fice by August 1. Required paper-
work is can be picked up at the ad-
ministration office. Board member
Amy Herr plans to seek reelection,
but board member Phil Mason not
to seek reelection after 20 years on
the board.
Diagonal school board
meets, gets updates
In other business, the board vot-
ed to approve the Ringgold County
Hazard Mitigation Plan, the final
version of the Clearfield Dissolu-
tion Plan, secondary and elemen-
tary handbooks and the purchase
of a carpet cleaning system.
The Mount Ayr drive will be
Tuesday, August 6 from 3-7 p.m.
at Senior Activity Center located at
110 North Taylor.
The Redding community blood
drive is set for Tuesday, August 6
from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at E & S
Country Store, 100 Main Street.
Historically during the summer
months, donations tend to decrease
but the need for blood remains
constant. Blood donors can help
local hospital patients by making
a blood donation during this chal-
lenging time of year.
Blood donors who make a
donation between now and Sep-
tember 7 have the opportunity to
redeem their donation points for a
commemorative Superhero t-shirt.
The limited edition t-shirts are
available at the LifeServe Blood
Center Online Store for just 100
The public may schedule a
blood donation appointment on-
line at www.lifeservebloodcenter.
org or by calling 800.287.4903.
close, Wimer still didn’t realize
what she had accomplished. “As
they announced the scores, I heard
them countdown the names, and
they hadn’t said mine yet,” she
said. “Finally my mom came up
and gave me a big hug. Then it
started to sink in.”
After qualifying for nationals
her sophomore year but failing to
place, Wimer said she had attended
the awards ceremonies but never
thought she would someday be one
of the girls on that stage. “It was a
really big shocker,” she said. “It’s
the biggest thing that’s ever hap-
pened in my family.”
And Wimer, the daughter of
Brian and Wendy Wimer of rural
Diagonal, was quick to point out
how much she appreciates her
family’s support throughout her
rodeo career. “It’s a huge family
sport,” she said. “You spend a lot
of time together traveling to rodeos
and during the rodeos, so you re-
ally develop a special bond. This
was a good way to end it.”
Along with the title of reserve
national champion, Wimer was
also rewarded with over $1,400
in scholarships, three commemo-
rative belt buckles and a custom-
made horse blanket.
Looking back over her rodeo
career, Wimer recalled all the time
she had spent on her sport. She be-
gan in rodeo six years ago while
still in junior high. After she took
up cutting four years ago, she spent
many Christmas breaks, spring
breaks and several extended week-
ends training in Columbia with
Beutenmiller. Beyond all the prac-
tice, Wimer competed in 10 high
school rodeos plus an additional
six National Cutting Horse Asso-
ciation events per year. “I know I
missed out on some friend time,
especially during my senior year,”
she said, “but in the long run it was
worth it.”
A 2013 graduate of Mount Ayr
high school, Wimer plans to at-
tend the University of Missouri
in Columbia and major in animal
science. “Greg [Beutenmiller] told
me if I visited the campus I would
fall in love with it,” she said, “and
he was right.” While she has no
plans to participate in collegiate
rodeo events, Wimer said she
will continue to be active in the
sport via events sponsored by the
NCHA. And since Beutenmiller
lives so close, she will be able to
train whenever she wants.
In the meantime, however,
Wimer is spending the rest of her
summer working as a lifeguard at
the Mount Ayr pool. She’s easy to
spot... she’s the one with that bril-
liant reserve-national-champion-
ship smile.
Two blood drives
are announced
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Community Calendar
Thursday, August 1
Ringgold County Master Gar-
deners 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 meet-
ing at 8 p.m. at the Neighborhood
Center, Mount Ayr.
Friday, August 2
Mount Ayr Farmers Market on
south side of the Ringgold county
courthouse lawn from 2:30 to 5:30
Saturday, August 3
Farmers Market in Tingley at
10 a.m.
Open closet at the Mount Ayr
Assembly of God from 8 to 11
Open house celebration for
Patti Barnes’ 90th birthday at the
Crown Colony reception room in
Lamoni from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m..
If unable to attend, cards and cor-
respondence may be sent to her at
200 Crown Colony, Lamoni, IA
Dance to Country Wine at the
American Legion in Mount Ayr
from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 4
Ellston Pioneer Center is open
from 1 to 4 p.m. or by appoint-
ment for groups of five or more.
Call Linda and Bob Swanson at
Terri Clymer Chafa benefit din-
ner at the First Christian Church
with serving from 5 to 7 p.m.
Monday, August 5
Registration for the Mount Ayr
Community school district at the
elementary cafeteria from 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m.
Back-to-school free school sup-
plies at the First Christian Church
from 3 to 6 p.m.
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
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 Light-
house Church, two miles west of
Mount Ayr.
Tuesday, August 6
Registration for the Mount Ayr
Community school district at the
elementary cafeteria from 9 a.m.
to noon.
Calico Quilters will meet from
9:30 a.m. to 12 noon at the Senior
Citizens Activity Center, Mount
Great Western Bank family fun
from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 100 East
South Street.
Mount Ayr Chamber of Com-
merce 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, August 7
$1 sack day every day at the
Ringgold County Neighborhood
The Mount Ayr Public Library
board will meet at 5:15 p.m. at the
Thursday, August 8
Free movie sponsored by Cory
French Family at the Princess
Theater at 2 p.m.
Mount Ayr Lions will meet at 6
p.m. Board meeting at 5:30 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 meet-
ing at 8 p.m. at the Neighborhood
Center, Mount Ayr.
Friday, August 9
Mount Ayr Farmers Market on
south side of the Ringgold county
courthouse lawn from 2:30 to 5:30
Tingley dance at the Tingley
community building from 6 to 9
Saturday, August 10
Farmers Market in Tingley at
10 a.m.
Breakfast for supper at the
Benton community building from
5 to 7 p.m. Freewill offering.
Sunday, August 11
Annual Miller reunion at the
Benton commuity building with
a potluck at noon.
Ellston Pioneer Center is open
from 1 to 4 p.m. or by appoint-
ment for groups of five or more.
Call Linda and Bob Swanson at
Monday, August 12
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.
Sowing in Tears Support Group
will meet at 7 p.m. at the Light-
house Church, two miles west of
Mount Ayr.
Tuesday, August 13
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
Mary Kathryn Gepner
Library Leafings
Names in the News Club Notes
Payton Semard
Semard chosen for
Babe Ruth Classic
Payton Semard has been chosen
to play in the Babe Ruth Classic in
Kansas. It is an honor to be cho-
sen to play in this baseball tourna-
He was chosen after being.
M.V.P. in the all-star games this
Semard is the son of Ann Foltz
Semard and Greg; the grandson
of Pattie and Phil Foltz, and the
nephew of Pam Poore and Sherry
Van Vlair graduated
from UNI in spring
Melissa Van Vlair of Ellston
was one of 1,526 graduates from
the University of Northern Iowa at
the end of the spring semester.
Van Vlair graduated with a
bachelor of arts degree in econom-
ics: business economics and mar-
keting: sales.
Sederburg takes part
in youth tour
Sara Sederburg from Stanton
recently participated in the Electric
Cooperative Youth Tour program
in Washington, D.C., sponsored by
the Iowa Association of Electric
Cooperative’s (IAEC) Manager’s
Sederburg is the granddaugh-
ter of Sam and Evelyn Sickels of
Mount Ayr.
She spent six days in Washing-
ton, DC, with 33 peers from Iowa.
While in Washington, Sederburg
had the honor of helping lay the
wreath at the Tomb of the Un-
known Soldier.
Two area students
named to spring
Dean’s List
Two area students have been
named to the Dean’s List for the
spring semester at the University
of Iowa.
Katelyn Sobotka of Clearfield
and Alex Wallace of Mount Ayr
were included among the approxi-
mate 4,000 students making the
Dean’s List, which honors students
carrying a minimum 3.50 grade
point while being enrolled in 12 or
more semester hours.
Mount Ayr Personals
Call 464-2440 Mondays
• Visitors over Ayr Days at the
Guelda Barker home were Marlys
Meacham of Tucson, AZ, Jim and
Janet Knedler of Topeka KS, Jerry
and Jean Barker of Mount Pleas-
ant, David and Karmen Smith and
Bradyn of New London, Darrel
and Diann Barker of Madison, WI
and Cory, Epiphany and Marshal
Knedler of Vermillion, SD.
Denzle and Betty Bethards of
Garden Grove visited Thursday af-
ternoon in the Barker home.
• Dean and Rose Merrill mo-
tored to her son, Rob Fugate’s
home for Rose’s 80th birthday.
This day was right on the date,
July 27, of Rose’s birth. A dinner
was enjoyed at noon. A lot of vis-
iting and laughter was had during
the meal. The afternoon was spent
viewing many pictures from past
years. Rose’s four children were all
present. They included Vickie and
Robert Lewis of Marshalltown and
son Brian Lewis of Des Moines;
Tamara Fugate of Houston, TX;
Michael and Cindy Fugate and
daughter of Des Moines, and Rob
and Jennifer Fugate and Jason and
Riley of Saint Charles.
Earlier in the week Michael Fu-
gate and son Tyler of Des Moines,
Tammy Fugate of Houston, TX
and Brian Lewis of Des Moines
all went on RAGBRAI again this
year. They enjoyed three days rid-
ing together.
July 29 - Last week the news
media and thousands of people
waited for hours outside of Saint
Mary’s hospital in London for
Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge,
to give birth to the new royal heir.
The fact that a royal birth is a pub-
lic event is nothing new in history.
To ensure that the child to be born
would truly be royal, (no substitu-
tions please), high officials in the
kingdom would be present to wit-
ness the birth. These same officials
would have been on hand to wit-
ness the wedding night as well, ev-
erything that the monarch did was
a matter of state. Even so, as in the
case of the “warming pan baby,”
there were always rumors of sub-
stitutions of live infants for royal
princes who had died at birth.
James Edward Francis Stuart
was born at Saint James Palace
on June 10, 1688 to King James
II and his Catholic second wife
Mary of Modena. James, a Catho-
lic, had two Protestant daughters,
Mary and Anne, from his first mar-
riage. James was not young when
he succeeded his brother Charles II
to the throne in 1685. Parliament
and the people seemed willing to
put up with a Catholic King if it
were a temporary situation. The
birth of a male heir, who would
assume precedence over his royal
sisters, upset these plans for a line
of Protestant rulers. Immediately
rumors spread that the royal prince
had died at birth and a miller’s son
had been smuggled into the palace
in a “warming pan.” Over 70 wit-
nesses testified, including a Protes-
tant midwife, that Mary had been
delivered of a healthy male infant.
Parliament and the people chose to
believe otherwise and Parliament
began secret negotiations with the
king’s oldest daughter, Mary, and
her husband, William of Orange,
the Dutch King, to supplant James
on the throne.
In 1688, fearing revolution
and remembering that his father,
Charles I, had been executed by
Parliament in 1649, James II fled
to France. William and Mary, after
signing the Declaration of Rights
of 1688, placing limitations on
their powers, were invited to come
over and take the throne. Thus,
the birth of James Edward Francis
Stuart led to his father’s deposition
from the throne and ultimately a
new constitutional framework. The
Declaration of Rights was made
into law as the “Bill of Rights of
1689.” These constitutional chang-
es redrew the relations between
monarch an Parliament and the
people, which lasts until this day.
Kate and William’s son, Prince
George Alexander Louis, will rule
a realm constitutionally trans-
formed by the indirect effects of
an unfortunate royal infant, James
Francis Edward Stuart.
New to the library: In large
print Christian fiction: “A Texan’s
Promise,” “A Texan’s Honor” and
“A Texan’s Choice” by Shelly
Gray, in The Heart of a Hero Se-
ries. “The Icecutter’s Daughter”
and “The Quarryman’s Bride” by
Tracie Peterson in her Land of
Shining Water series. These books
were donated by Judy Linn.
In large print fiction in the Eve
Duncan series by Iris Johansen,
“Taking Eve.”
Association to hold
walking event
The Alzheimer’s Association,
Greater Iowa Chapter will be hold-
ing the Walk to End Alzheimer’s
on Saturday, Sept. 7, at McKinley
Park in Creston. Walk to End Al-
zheimer’s is the nation’s largest
event to raise awareness and funds
for Alzheimer’s care, support and
research. The walk will feature raf-
fles, live entertainment, informa-
tion on Alzheimer’s programs and
services and how to get involved,
a vendor showcase and a touching
ceremony dedicated to all those af-
fected by the disease.
Held annually in over 600 com-
munities nationwide, this inspiring
event calls on participants of all
ages and abilities to reclaim the fu-
ture for millions. While there is no
fee to register, each participant is
expected to raise funds to support
care, support and research efforts.
The Alzheimer’s Association pro-
vides free, easy-to-use tools and
staff support to all registered walk-
Register anytime online at http:// or by
calling 515.440.6383 ext. 107.
Chapter CK P.E.O.
Chapter CK P.E.O. met Mon-
day, July 15, at 7 p.m. at the Se-
nior Citizen Center. There were 21
members present. President Ruth
McDonnell presided over the busi-
ness meeting. Chapter committee
reports were given and state and
national P.E.O. news and events
were shared. Historian Sue Buck
read from the October 15, 1957
Teri Campbell gave the program
about the 21-day trip to South Afri-
ca she and her husband, Bob, took
in May 2012. The travel time was a
total of 34 hours to Johannesburg.
South Africa is about twice the
size of Texas and has three capi-
tals. The northern part of the coun-
try has fresh tap water and pista-
chio nuts are the leading exports.
South Africa has the cheapest
electricity in the world. The old-
est fossils in the world are found
on Table Mountain and there are
many natural craters and interest-
ing and unusual topography.
The Campbells took a three-
day safari to see the “big five”
consisting of rhinos, hippos, lions,
elephants and leopards. The cape
buffalo are used for food as we do
our beef. There is good farming in
South Africa but there are many
dangerous snakes for the farmers
to contend with.
The tour group visited schools
and cooked for and fed children.
They visited an ostrich farm where
the eggs are sold for food and dec-
orations. In Cape Town the beach-
es, water and climate were picture
perfect. At the Cape of Good Hope
they saw black-footed penguins
which are the only penguin spe-
cies on the African continent. The
penguins made an unusual braying
Teri concluded South Africa is
indescribably beautiful and inter-
esting to visit.
Hostesses Nida Solliday and
Marcy Crain served peach pie and
homemade ice cream.
Barker Family Reunion
The family of (the late) Clarence
Barker and LaViece Barker held
their annual reunion at the Wau-
bonsie Memorial Center in Benton
on Saturday, July 20, 2013.
Friends and family in atten-
dance were Karyn Stone, Monica
Stone, Michelle and Allie Marche-
sano, David and Carol Barker,
John and Heather Veach and Zoe,
Michael and Kimberly Barker and
Desmond, and Kevin, Malinda,
Nicholas and Emily Thomas and
Emily’s friend, Kalil, all of Des
Dan and Jeannie Barker and
Ramez, Leslie, Christopher and
Alexa Salamah, all of Owensboro,
KY; Dick and Lana Gibson, Steph-
anie Reinke and Lindsey, and Tay-
lor and Corissa Reinke, all of Saint
Joseph, MO;
Linda, Wesley, Jordan and
Leah Klejch, LaViece Barker,
Guelda Barker and Doris Rule,
all of Mount Ayr; Cory, Epiphany
and Marshal Knedler of Vermil-
lion, SD; Jim and Janet Knedler
of Berryton, KS; Marlys Meacham
of Tucson, AZ, and Larry an Rita
Hunter of Redondo Beach, CA.
They all enjoyed the bounti-
ful potluck dinner, delightful con-
versation, playful grandchildren
and great-grandchildren and por-
ing over the booklet compiled by
Monica Stone which contains fa-
vorite family recipes and interest-
ing family photos from the Barker
family archives.
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Care Center
Activities Staff
July 29 - The weather has been
beautiful this past week. Several
residents took advantage of the
weather by going out. Ruth Angus
enjoyed a family reunion Friday,
Saturday and Sunday. Maxine
Werner went to the Tingley meal
site with her daughter, Nancy, and
grandson, Race. Danny Gregg also
enjoyed going to the Mount Ayr
meal site.
Family and friends also enjoyed
coming in to eat with the residents.
Phyllis Sickels ate with Silvia
Hall. Kenneth and Virginia McAl-
exander ate with Shirley McAlex-
ander. Ada Stanley enjoyed Susan
Stanley for a lunch guest. John and
Mary Howell ate lunch with Nina
Staff and residents would like to
welcome Phyllis Faubion to Health
Care. Phyllis comes to them from
Maple Ridge Assisted Living.
The week started off with ladies’
club and men’s club. In ladies’ club
the discussion was “going on pic-
nics.” Residents share about what
they would take on picnics and
the games that were played. The
ladies also shared about the deli-
cious produce in the summer that
was good to eat. All agreed that
the best time of summer is when
the fresh produce is ready to eat.
During men’s club, Julie England
shared with the men on how her
family prepares their show calves
to show throughout the year. The
men thought it was a very interest-
ing subject. Both clubs enjoyed re-
Residents enjoyed playing dif-
ferent types of games during the
week. Hangman and word games
were played this week with dif-
ferent fair words. Regular domi-
no players also gathered to play
dominoes. An outdoor game that
is well liked is bocce ball. Several
residents went outside to give it
a try. Residents get real competi-
tive during this game. The favor-
ite game, bingo, was also played
with Linda Swanson calling and
Phyllis Riggs, Harold Crawford
and Dorothy Hughes as helpers.
Winners were Betty Ruby, Loreen
Reed, Lorene Triggs, Kenny Drift-
mier, Dorothy Main, Ada Stanley,
Margaret Fletchall, Shirley McAl-
exander, Marvin Morse and Marie
Campbell and the blackout winner
was Donna Benegas.
Several gathered for happy
hour. Residents got a cocktail of
their choice. This was enjoyed by
several. The Record-News was
also read to the residents and they
like to hear their names read out of
the paper. Nail care was also done
this week as well as this also being
shopping cart week. Several resi-
dents enjoy this activity.
Bible study with Charles Hawk-
ins was well attended Tuesday.
Wednesday was church with Bill
Armstrong providing the sermon
and Camille Jackson playing pia-
no. Sunday school on Sunday was
led by Rhonda Brand.
Music is always welcomed
there. Friday the Friday Singers
came to entertain. It was nice to
have the Ringgold County Sup-
portive Services clients there to en-
joy the Friday Singers with them.
Refreshments were served follow-
ing the music.
Visitors this week were Roger
and Terri Main of Creston, Regan
Main, Holly Jerome, Gregg Main
of Hong Kong, China, Peggy
Wagenknecht with Dorothy Main;
Susan Stanley with Ada Stanley;
Steve Werner, Nancy and Race
Kelly of Winterset with Max-
ine Werner; Donald Crawford of
Oklahoma, Ellen Powell and Doris
Bane of Wyoming with Ruth An-
gus; Jerold Adams and Vera Moore
with Bev Moore; Paula and Meh-
met Unsal of New Jersey and Phil
King of Bedford with Ed King;
Judy Doolittle, Debbie Hol-
mes, Brittany Lane, Cortlyn Hol-
mes and Donna Stark with Loreen
Reed; Joy Roberts with Phyllis
Faubion; Raymond Banner of
Creston, Maxine Round and Lyle
Hogue with Irene Hogue; Steve
Campbell of Altoona and John
and Mary Howell of Glenwood
with Paul and Marie Campbell;
Raymond Banner of Creston and
Donna Pedersen and Jayden with
Virginia Powell; Ethel Campbell
with Don Campbell; Raymond
Banner of Creston with Danny
Gregg; Jack and Sandy South with
Doris South; Lee and Paul Brand,
Regan Main and Jolly Jerome with
Earl Brand; Dick Walden with Vir-
ginia Albers; Pat Teply and Missy
the dog with Gerald Gardner; Lois
Grace and James Ruby with Betty
Ruby, and Jon and Mary Howell of
Glenwood with Nina Poore.
Senior Citizen
Activity Center
July 29 - It was a wonderfully
cool weekend so hope you got to
turn off your air conditioners and
open up those windows to get
some fresh air! Unfortunately the
Activity Center does not have a
cross breeze so they have to keep
the air on most of the time but they
may see some days when the win-
dows do open up.
The “Suddenly Alone” program
last Thursday morning was well
attended with Max Smith giving
them information on electricity in
their homes, Dennis Pyland giv-
ing them information on plumbing
in their homes and Alicia Stogdill
giving them information about
banking accounts, fraud, etc. Un-
fortunately Bill Armstrong was
called out of town and could not be
with them but they will be having
him back later for a full program.
Snack and game night held on
Sunday, July 28, was enjoyed by
five tables of at least five people
each playing. Some of the regulars
were absent and they had some
who come in infrequently who
were in attendance. Lots of snacks
were brought in and a good time
was had by all.
Monday morning the Activ-
ity Center was joined by two high
school students from Westside
School in Omaha, NE. The teens,
Tess Alzuri and Kiyah Caudell,
are grandchildren of the Hoves of
Benton and are required by their
school to complete 80 hours of
community service in order to
graduate. They did two hours of
their service at the Activity Cen-
ter and helped out by cleaning out
kitchen cupboards and alphabet-
izing and verifying the large print
library books. Those at the Center
think it is a good idea for commu-
nity service to be a part of their
high school graduation process.
Mount Ayr Health Care Cen-
ter, Clearview Nursing Home
and assisted living residents will
join those at the Center on Mon-
day, August 5, from 9:30 to 10:30
a.m. Make plans to join them
for a snack and a great visit. The
LifeServe Blood Mobile will be
there Tuesday, August 6, from
2:30 to 6:30 p.m. If you have not
given blood for at least five weeks
or if you have never given blood,
this would be a good time to start
as the LifeServe Blood Center is
where Ringgold County Hospital
obtains their blood for use. Start a
new tradition with yourself or your
family and give blood to help out
your community.
Kate Zimmerman, Ringgold
County Conservation, is asking if
there are seniors who would like to
volunteer to help man a proposed
Natural Resource Center (nature
museum). The proposed site is on
the west edge of Poe Hollow on
Highway 2 with possibly three-
hour shifts working at the site.
There would be training to answer
simple questions about the center
and would be in charge of monitor-
ing visitors. If you are interested in
volunteering for this undertaking,
contact Kate at 641-464-2787.
Right now she is just needing to
know if there are people interested
in a senior volunteer program for
the proposed center.
Those at the Center are putting
together another day trip for mid
to late August or the first part of
September and will be giving you
more information as they get it set
up. Keep watching this article for
Hopefully those of you who
are interested in programs and ac-
tivities at the Activity Center are
getting notification of those. This
article is a good way and listening
to KSIB and KSOI for their public
announcements are also another
good way. If you have e-mail and
are not getting their notifications,
let them know at SCAC@iowat- and they will get you
on their e-mail list for notices.
Joan Jackson • 785-2210
July 29 - The community of Maloy
extents sympathies to the Mob-
ley and Bjustrom families. Marci
Mobley’s husband, Garry Bjus-
trom, passed away Thursday.
Megan Warin, Tessa Shields
and Macy Larsen were in Gardner,
KS over the weekend playing with
their Hydra AAU basketball team.
Donna Warin and Shelly Shields
accompanied the girls.
Hannah Jackson, Laura and
Amber Davison, Teya Still, Blair
Glendenning and Maddie Mob-
ley attended a volleyball camp at
Northwest Missouri State Univer-
sity Tuesday and Wednesday.
Tyler and Becca Henson and
family spent last week at her par-
ents’ lake home at Truman lake in
Warsaw, MO.
Elizabeth Russell of Rock Is-
land, IL, came Sunday for a week’s
visit in the home of Brian Terrell
and Betsy Keenan.
Thursday Kathi Braby joined
Lafe, Laura and Hattie Dukes in
Norwalk to watch Holden Dukes
play baseball. Tyson Dukes was
also able to be there.
The Mount Ayr girls basketball
team attended a camp in Carroll
last week. Megan Warin and Mad-
die Mobley attended that camp.
Melanie Jackson flew to Phoe-
nix Thursday to meet up with col-
lege girlfriends for the weekend.
She returned Sunday evening.
Cary and Debbie Braby of
Saint Joseph, MO were overnight
guests of Craig and Kathi Braby.
Evening visitors for a grilled-out
supper were Shawna Rolph and
Connor, Quincy Main, Carme and
Todd Lilienthal, Chance and Wen-
dy Greenman and Jane and Roland
Kevin, Melanie, Wyatt and
Hannah Jackson spent Sunday and
Monday at Great Wolf Lodge in
Kansas City.
Holly (Meester) Howell and
her children, Brodie and CJ, vis-
ited with Brian and Betsy Monday
Payton Weehler participated in
the youth rodeos in Leon Saturday
and Osceola Sunday. He and his
roping partner and cousin, Hous-
ton Stephens, placed fourth in the
team roping event Sunday. Dick
and Joyce Weehler attended the ro-
deo Sunday.
Bernd and Sabine Ebke-
Buscher of Dortmund, Germany
arrived Tuesday to visit with Brian
Terrell and Betsy Keenan. They
had not been to Maloy since they
came with their sons in 1996 but
have been friends of the Terrells
for about 30 years. Thursday they
all went to Kansas City to see a
special exhibit at the Nelson-At-
kins Museum of Art. Friday the
group went to Lamoni and had din-
ner with their friend, Sophie Ryan.
Saturday Bernd and Sabine cooked
for everyone. Don Ray joined them
for dinner. The visitors left Sun-
Joan Jackson and some friends
enjoyed lunch and shopping in Hu-
meston Thursday.
Joyce Weehler attended the fu-
neral services for Lavon Thomas
Thursday morning. Later she at-
tended visitation for Pauline
The Warins attended visitation
and services for Garry Bjustrom.
Saturday evening Robert, Ju-
lie, Laura and Amber Davison
celebrated Rowan Sackett’s fifth
birthday at his home.
Saturday afternoon Craig and
Kathi Braby went to the Terry
Howie tournament in Mount Ayr.
They visited with Dave and Sandy
Wilson of Stanton along with other
friends who attended the event.
Activities Staff
Clearview Home
July 29 – It has been a busy
week at Clearview with music
groups, slip and slides, general
store and weekend games. Coming
up on Friday is the annual state fair
day outside with carnival games
and special events and food. Chat-
terbox will be available on today
(Thursday) at the north and south
entrances if you’d like to pick one
Residents with a birthday in
August include Vera Carson and
JR Miller on August 6; Kristy
Jerrad, August 8; George Dailey,
August 18; Carmeta Shields, Au-
gust 19; Ruth Nickle, August 20;
Berniece Hoffman, August 23, and
Joan Hill, August 27. Staff mem-
bers with a birthday in August are
Shirley Molt on August 2; Angi
Arteaga, August 6; Jennie Hansen,
August 12; Diane Zollman, August
14; Belinda Jeralds, August 19;
Tiffany Howell, August 24; Pattie
Foltz, August 26; Lana Hartman,
August 27, and Brandie Barton,
August 30.
Monday residents gathered in
the south lobby around the base-
ball diamond to play a game of
baseball. Residents rolled the dice
to get around the bases and make
plays on other players. Every play-
er earned a run. Scoring were Mary
Lou Pennebaker, Marilyn Richards
and Anita Hayworth with four runs
and Doc Pennebaker, Ione Veatch,
Rose Hunt and Betty Sharp had
three runs each. In the afternoon
the Laplanders came to entertain.
They sang several country western
songs and old gospels.
Liz prepared some fresh car-
rot cupcakes for coffee club in the
morning Tuesday. Sommer had
Irene Spencer and Anna Linkey
frost them with cream cheese frost-
ing when they cooled. Several resi-
dents were out for the cupcake and
to listen to the music by Carmene
James. Sommer played bingo in the
afternoon with the help of Abbey,
Elsie and Emmalee Schafer and
Trey Fooken. Winners were Don-
nie Johnston, Ione Veatch, Vera
Daughton and Anita Hayworth.
Sommer was busy with hand
care with Elsie and Abbey Scha-
fer helping. The girls polished
several pretty nails for residents.
Bill Armstrong was in for church
in the afternoon. After church Liz
made fresh buttered popcorn and
kettle corn. Residents watched an
episode of “Bonanza” while eating
Thursday Liz led residents’
council with a large group of resi-
dents. Several compliments about
the activities were expressed.
Matt Routh was busy all morn-
ing putting up water sprinklers or
and water toys for kids to play in
the afternoon. Twenty-four kids
from the Family Resource Center
came to play in the water and run
around. They each enjoyed a pop-
sicle before going back to school.
Pictures can be viewed on Face-
book, Clearview Home – Mount
Friday Sommer opened the
general store for business. Help-
ing her were Bricey Gorman and
Ty Jones. Bingo was the after-
noon. Nina Fricke and Kelly Kern
were in to help. Also helping were
Bricey Gorman and Ty Jones. Win-
ners were Betty Sharp, Jack Padg-
itt, Thelma Grimes, Iona Veatch,
Berniece Hoffman, Vera Daughton,
Nina Fricke and Henry Peterson.
Saturday Sommer was in with
her kids, Ty and Wynston, to play
jackpot with the residents. Going
out first in the first game was Anita
Hayworth and going out first in the
second game was Gerata Scott.
Sunday Elaine Willis played the
piano and led Sunday school.
Visitors last week were John
Walkup with Vera Carson; Kevin
and Sheri Frost with Twilla Lin-
inger; Brenda Comer with Vera
Carson and Berniece Hoffman;
Marlys Meacham, Janet Knedler,
Guelda Barker, Mary Jane and
Steve Williams and Joan Har-
vey with JR Miller; Penny Hym-
baugh, Jim Hymbaugh and Lynda
Triggs and Bryson with Doc and
Mary Lou Pennebaker; Mike and
Bev Auer, Ben Vegiard and fam-
ily and Craig and Niki Treie with
Pearl Grout; Paula Larsen, Debbie
Capps, Kathy Butler and Jennifer
Russell with Pam Larsen; Louise
Frost with Joan Hill, Theola Cam-
eron and JR Miller;
Leo, Bill Jr., Bernie and Jean
Fugate with Berniece Hoffman;
Marge Hoffman of Lamoni with
Berniece Hoffman and Vera
Daughton; Julie Lowman and Rob-
ert Erickson with Mary Lou and
Doc Pennebaker and Don Low-
man; Jim and Dixie Linkey and
Mike Taylor with Anna Linkey;
Kay Sickels with Vera Daughton;
Dean and Mary Cobb and Richard
Reinhardt with Stanley Aistrope,
Anna Linkey and Minnie Breck-
enridge; Brenda Comer with Eddie
Overholser; Lyla Miller and Sue
Rahn with Ray Miller; Dave and
Lisa Richards with Marilyn Rich-
Pat Carpenter and Annett, Pete
and Elsie Sue Marfeuax of Farm-
ington, MN with Ione Veatch;
Trenneth and Jo Johnson with
Winifred Johnson; Nancy Green-
berg with Caremeta Shields; Shir-
ley Erickson with Don Strange;
Marla Lacina with Laura Osborn;
Jacque Klein with Colleen Green-
man; Linda Hultquist and Marilyn
Brownrigg with Wyonne Guthrie;
Vickie Mericle with Larry Hull;
Bill Breckenridge with Minnie
Breckenridge, and Lucile Johnson
with Karl Wurster.
Clearview Home
Jeani Swartwood
July 29 - Residents had a great
time at the state fair picnic Sunday
evening. The weather was great
and they had a huge crowd. “First
Things First” was the entertainment
which everyone enjoyed. Resi-
dents and guests chowed down on
hot dogs, corn dogs, watermelon,
funnel cakes, wonder bars, pea-
nut butter fudge, chocolate fudge,
cherry mash candy, lemonade and
kettle corn. This writer doesn’t
think anyone went away hungry. It
seems the last few years the temps
were close to 100, but just in the
upper 70s this year. The picnic was
a success once again.
Monday morning started off
with exercise and some trivia.
Scott Marcum was the Bible study
leader Monday afternoon. They
did lots of visiting over cookies
and coffee after the lesson.
Finish the Phrase was Tues-
day morning with the residents
finishing famous phrases and
song phrases. Lots of fun was had
with this game and they seemed
to know them all. Bingo winners
were Dorothy Wetzel, Darlene Gil-
bert, Jeane England, Clara Kilgore,
Evelyn Stevenson, Lorane Leonard
and Ona Knott.
Heather got the residents out
Wednesday morning for exercise
and some music trivia. Church was
Wednesday afternoon with Scott
Marcum as the minister. He had
a great sermon and residents sang
several songs to go along with his
Everyone came to the living
room Thursday morning to play 20
questions. They had to postpone
the auction for another time due to
scheduling conflicts so hopefully
Jim can do it again soon.
Exercise and trivia were Friday
morning. Evelyn Lund is the Shin-
ing Star Resident for this month
and she wanted a piece of cherry
pie as her prize. She said it was
great! The Community Singers
arrived Friday afternoon to enter-
tain. Their theme for this program
was summer songs. They sounded
great as usual and came to the din-
ing room for pie and ice cream.
All were saddened at the death
of Mabel Root. She was almost
106 years old and had the best
stories to tell about her teaching
years. Sympathy is extended to her
daughter, Pat, and grandson, Dave
Ahnen. Everyone so enjoyed tak-
ing care of Mabel and listening to
her very interesting life.
Visitors have been Joyce and
Karl Sundell, Becky Barrans, April
Wright and Barb Curtis with Bev
Stream; Kris Palmer, Linda Nel-
son and Eric, Sundae and Meghan
Nordstrom with Ona Knott; Kerry
Saville and Liz Kilgore with Clara
Kilgore; Jack and Dixie Taylor
with Lorabel Taylor; Marcia and
Galen Nickell, Karen Larson, Mar-
guerite Davis, Roger, Kathy, Schy-
ler, Noah, Eli and Gabriel Johnson,
Melissa, Lydia, Isaiah and Julia
Miller and Charlie, Kris, Chase
and Lea Simmons with Dorothy
John and Donna Morey with
Evelyn Stevenson; Robert and Jan
Imhoff, Chet and Linda Anderson
and Chris and Tina Ambrose with
Juanita Matthews; Russell and
Floy Davenport and Stan and Dor-
othy Knox with Gladys Gose; Tom
and Janice Maxwell and Denzel
Young with Pauline Young; John
and Karla Lyddon and Janis Hen-
derson with Helen Lyddon, and
Cathy Rutz, Coco Cunningham
and Channing, Noelle Parrish and
Annette Dougherty with Richard
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Chamber welcomes two
The Mount Ayr Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed one new
business and an existing business with a name change. Above, the
former First Federal is now known as PCSB Bank. Below, Circle of
Life Rehabilitation Services, LLC, is located in the building formerly
home of Cunning Company. Both businesses are located on the north
side of the Mount Ayr square.
A total of 30 projects from 23
Ringgold county 4-Hers were cho-
sen to represent the county at the
Iowa State Fair when judging was
completed at the 4-H exhibit build-
ing Wednesday during the fair.
In addition, 24 projects from 18
4-H club members earned recogni-
tion for being considered for State
Fair honors, and 20 projects from
18 junior 4-Hers were honored as
being outstanding.
State Fair Exhibits
Exhibits chosen to move on to
State Fair competition include:
Brook Rychnovsky - Crooked
Creek - end table
Collier Wilmes - Tingley Top-
per - mask making
Kirsten Dolecheck - Maloy
Shamrocks - flip flops
Kirsten Dolecheck - Maloy
Shamrocks - cinnamon sugar pull-
apart bread
Maddie Mobley - Maloy Sham-
rocks - clover photo
Maddie Mobley - Maloy Sham-
rocks - crayon art
Jena James - Sunshine Workers
- Little Girl in the Dirt photo
Kayla Bentley - Twin River
Tornadoes - welded cheese grater
Chania Vos - Tingley Toppers -
frosted glassware
Elsie Schafer - Maloy Sham-
rocks - wooden bed
Taylor Still - Crooked Creek -
“I Cant Wait to Be a Bride” photo
Taylor Still - Crooked Creek -
ceramic tile table
Laura Davison - Maloy Sham-
rocks - planting daylillies
Hallie Still - Crooked Creek -
oak tree table
Hallie Still - Crooked Creek -
tiki torch
Hallie Still - Crooked Creek -
How to Fillet a Fish poster
Samantha Schaefer - Maloy
Shamrocks - St. Louis photo
Samantha Schaefer - Maloy
Shamrocks - strawberry rhubarb
Amber Davison - Maloy Sham-
rocks - apple butter
Hayley Whittington - Twin
River Tornadoes - quilt
Katie Sobotka - Twin River
Tornadoes - barn quilt
Samantha Crawford - Ringgold
Rockets - string art
Jabe Burton - Ringgold Rock-
ets - picnic table
Jabe Burton - Ringgold Rock-
ets - storm clouds over city photo
Cauy Bickel - Crooked Creek -
70 on 70 photo
Grant Anderson - Tingley Top-
pers - wind turbine
Madison Hosfield - Crooked
Creek - Clover Kid Project Camp
Abbey Schafer - Maloy Sham-
rocks - keepsake box
Tessa Shields - Maloy Sham-
rocks - Footprints in the Sand pho-
Madison Hosfield - Crooked
Creek - headboard bench.
Considered for State Fair
Exhibits considered for selec-
tion for the state fair but not mak-
ing the final cut included:
Lew Knapp - Maloy Shamrocks
- stop motion animation
Lew Knapp - Maloy Shamrocks
- stop motion film
Dylan McAlexander - Tingley
Toppers - deer antler lamp
Chase Henry - Tingley Toppers
- charcoal and shadowing dragon
Jena James - Sunshine Workers
- bird photo
Jena James - Sunshine Workers
4-H projects headed to state fair, considered for
state fair and outstanding junior projects named
Consideration for State Fair
A number of 4-H exhibits received state fair consideration but were ul-
timately not chosen to advance. Exhibitors present for the group picture
include (front row, L-R) Nathan Shervheim, Laura Davison, Jena James,
Taylor Still, Madison Hosfield and Rachel Gregg; (second row) Hallie
Still, Emma Mobley, Samantha Schaefer, Amber Davison and Abby Scha-
fer; (back row) Kaitlyn Bailey, Cauy Bickel and Chase Henry.
Outstanding junior exhibits
Several exhibits from junior 4-Hers were considered outstanding. Exhibi-
tors present for the group picture include (front row, L-R) Loryn Schaefer,
Hallee Stewart, Rachel Gregg, Amber Davison, Samantha Schaefer and
Abigail Barnes; (back row) Ryker Henson, Payton Weehler and Grant
- pallet garden
Kayla Bentley - Twin River
Tornadoes - angel food cake
Taylor Still - Crooked Creek -
salted caramel choc chip cookies
Taylor Still - Crooked Creek -
DIY furniture
Taylor Still - Crooked Creek -
pallet bed
Laura Davison - Maloy Sham-
rocks - 4th of July plate
Bailey Anderson - Ringgold
Rockets - melted bead suncatcher
Logan Wimer - Junior Farmers
- trellis tower
Rachel Gregg - Ringgold Rock-
ets - TV stand
Hallie Still - Crooked Creek -
washer necklace
Hallie Still - Crooked Creek -
bench and chair
Erin Sobotka - Twin River Tor-
nadoes - bomb shell table
Samantha Schaefer - Maloy
Shamrocks - photo transfer
Amber Davison - Maloy Sham-
rocks - mask
Amber Davison - Maloy Sham-
rocks - garden frog
Clay Wimer - Junior Farmers -
chisel plow
Jamie Stackhouse - Maloy
Shamrocks - hay bag
Nathan Shervheim - Sunshine
Workers - juggins
Emma Mobley - Maloy Sham-
rocks - flower wall hanging.
Outstanding junior 4-H exhibits
Several junior exhibitors were
honored for outstanding projects.
They include:
Abigail Barnes - Ringgold
Rockets - 4-H camp scrapbook
Jordan McAlexander - Tingley
Toppers - frame/plate holder
Taylor Shields - Ringgold
Rockets - water bottle holder
Shane Comer - Tingley Toppers
- chicken tractor
Olivia West - Ringgold Rockets
- embroidering
Rachel Gregg - Ringgold Rock-
ets - banana bread
Rachel Gregg - Ringgold Rock-
ets - 4-H scrapbook
Erin Sobotka - Twin River Tor-
nadoes - camouflage bag blanket
Loryn Schaefer - Maloy Sham-
rocks - easy snowmound cookies
Samantha Schaefer - Maloy
Shamrocks - South Dakota photo
Amber Davison - Maloy Sham-
rocks - photo of Simba
Ryker Henson - Crooked Creek
- antler back scratcher
Hallee Stewart - Maloy Sham-
rocks - bulletin board
Brynn Nickle - Junior Farmers
- pinwheel cookies
Brynn Nickle - Junior Farmers
- chapter book shelf
Addison Shay - Tingley Top-
pers - chocolate chip banana bread
Payton Weehler - Maloy Sham-
rocks - feed bunk
Grant Anderson - Tingley Top-
pers - track identification book
Hannah Ackley - Tingley Top-
pers - t-shirt rug
Hope Whittington - Twin River
Tornadoes - pillowcase.
Bill Riley Talent winners
Winners at the Bill Riley Talent Search at the Ringgold County Fair have
been announced. (Above, L-R) In the senior division, the duo of Ryann
Martin and Breanna Wallace placed third, Haylea England second and
Laura Jean Perry took first. (Below) In the sprout division, Riley Fleharty
took first place. Caroline McAlexander and Emma Cockburn placed sec-
ond with the quartet of Mikenna Cass, Paige Hudson, Danica Schutles
and Jayden Welscher placing third.
One of the more popular events
at the Ringgold County Fair is the
baby contest.
The contest is divided into three
divisions: 0-5 months, 6-12 months
and 13-18 months, with entrants
eligible to “win” in a number cre-
ative categories.
0-5 months
1st - Brentley Eskridge
2nd - Kymree Verbick
Most hair - Paisley Hudson
Least hair - Kaydence Mason
Ms. Personality
1st - Kymree Verbick
2nd - Maci Elliott
Mr. Personality
1st - Dillon Young
2nd - Liam Walters
6-12 months
1st - Kaelyn Schafer
2nd - Ella Graham
Most teeth - Ella Graham
Least teeth - Nolan Irving
Ms. Personality
1st - Riley Waske
2nd - Rylie Hainline
Mr. Personality
1st - Nash Routh
2nd - Jaxson Quick
13-18 months
1st - Darsey Dredge
2nd - Ellie Adams
Most talkative - Koven Stull
Least talkative - Ellie Adams
Ms. Personality
1st - Darsey Dredge
2nd - Ellie Adams
Mr. Personality
1st - Lewis Angus
2nd - Koven Stull
Everyone’s a
winner at fair
baby contest
DNR water advisories
issued at two area lakes
Through July 16 this year, the
Iowa Department of Natural Re-
sources has detected potentially
unsafe toxin levels and issued
safety advisories at two area state-
managed beaches:
• Lake of Three Fires Beach,
Lake of Three Fires, Taylor Coun-
ty (Water samples on 7/2/2013,
7/9/2013, and 7/16/2013)
• Green Valley Beach, Green
Valley Lake, Union County (Water
sample on 7/16/2013)
Algae, which are tiny aquatic
plants, are abundant in many Iowa
lakes because Iowa’s waters fre-
quently have high levels of nitro-
gen and phosphorous. In the late
summer, when conditions turn hot
and sunny, algae growth can in-
crease dramatically, or “bloom,”
threatening recreation and causing
public health concerns.
Algae blooms are a nuisance,
resulting in green, murky water
and visible surface scum. How-
ever, certain forms of blue green
algae can produce toxins that can
make people sick and have been
documented to kill dogs, livestock,
and other animals.
“Harmful algae blooms can
emerge quickly, and they may
affect different parts of a lake
differently,”said Susan Heathcote,
water program director at the Iowa
Environmental Council. “At any
lake, visitors should rely on their
own judgment in addition to post-
ed advisories. Avoid bright blue or
green colored water, thick scums
that look like spilled paint, or areas
that smell bad.”
According to the Iowa Depart-
ment of Public Health, health im-
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July 29 - There’s been some
beautiful days this week, with
much needed showers throughout
the day today. This writer thanks
God for the rain they’ve received,
and pray they get a little more.
Doug Prime’s brother, Harvey
Austin of Cartersville, passed away
on July 19. Doug and LaDonna
traveled to the funeral, which was
held in Mason City.
It has been a busy couple of
days for the John and Dee Euritt
household. Dee was climbing the
red bud tree like a monkey, trying
to get the dead branches out of it.
John has been busy with his new
bird feeding piping. He is rigging
up one special long system uti-
lizing PVC pipe and a system of
pulleys to raise and lower his bird
feeders. Dee has promised to put
photos on Facebook as John pro-
gresses through his plan. Just call it
a burst of extra energy and a need
to save money and get a head start
on the fall cleanup session while
the weather is so cooperative.
Judy Doolittle went to Mount
Ayr Health Care to visit her moth-
er, Loreen Reed, a couple of times
this past week. Friday evening
Judy went to Des Moines with Rod
and Deb Holmes, Kathryn Still and
Janet Holmes to the Texas Road-
house for supper.
Rod and Debbie Holmes went
to Winston, MO to the car races.
Cody Doolittle came in third again.
He is doing very well this season.
Sunday evening after church they
had a bonfire in their back yard
with several in attendance.
Marlene Greimann went to
Chariton Sunday and went to
church with her daughter, Tracey
Goddard. She returned home Mon-
day morning.
Jan Holmes and Kathryn Still
were in Mount Ayr Tuesday on
business. Tuesday evening the sis-
ters went to Doug and Gina Still’s
to visit and took some snacks with
them for supper. Wednesday Jan,
Kathryn and Cassie Still went to
Creston shopping and had lunch
at the Creston Family Restaurant.
They stopped and visited with
Doug, Gina, Taylor and Hallie Still
on the way home. Friday evening
the sisters, Rod and Deb Holmes
and Judy Doolittle went to the
Texas Roadhouse in Des Moines
for supper. Jan and Kathryn went
to Quilt Country for lunch after
church Sunday. Doug and Gina
Still and Hallie were supper guests
of Kathryn Still and Jan Holmes
Saturday evening and helped the
sisters in the garage. Greg Still of
Creston and Doug Still visited with
their mother and Aunt Jan Sunday
July 29 - It’s unusual cool
weather for July, although very
pleasant daytime hours.
The recent rains perked up ev-
erything growing. Gardens are
producing well and canning is in
full swing. It’s a lot of work but the
efforts are rewarding.
Albert and Mary Yoder, Emma,
Aaron, Martha and Esther are on
an extended trip to Michigan and
Indiana visiting son Noah and fam-
ily in Evart and daughter Ada and
John in Hale and then to Topeka,
IN for a circle letter get-together.
Mary Bontrager (Samuel’s) is in
Augusta, WI helping at a friend’s
house for several weeks.
Levi and Rosa Miller and Mrs.
Joe (Rosa) Miller went to Bloom-
field visiting in several homes and
also brought home material for his
Mary Troyer
Down Redding Way
vinyl window business.
The Junior Miller family spent
Friday at the Henry Doorly Zoo in
Omaha, NE.
Paul and Jonas Troyer families
brought in supper for Aaron Troy-
ers Friday evening.
Susanna Mast and children and
Ada Troyer and children spent Fri-
day with Vernon and Mary Troyer
doing various jobs, mowing yard
and cultivating garden.
July 29 - One can be entertained
often at the meal site with people
sharing their talents. Kenny Camp-
bell did just that on Wednesday
with his singing and guitar play-
ing. Several came early to enjoy
his music.
Faye Sickels’ daughter, Joyce
of Des Moines, was a dinner guest
of her mother Wednesday, Thurs-
day and Friday.
Also on Wednesday the site had
three sisters and their cousin pres-
ent. Sisters were Virginia Sharp,
Faye Sickels and Wanda McGa-
huey, all of Mount Ayr, and their
cousin, Helen Jeter of Clearfield.
Luella Wilson’s daughter, Deb-
bie Brown of Council Bluffs, was
riding with RAGBRAI last week.
Cards for Bernard, Harold and
Doris Crawford were signed ex-
tending sympathy to them on the
loss of their mother, Catherine
Crawford. Harold used to bring
Catherine to the meal site from
time to time. They know they will
all miss going to Health Care to
see her.
Blood pressure checks were
done on Thursday by nurses from
Ringgold County Public Health.
Dean and Rose Merrill were
first timers Friday. Rose was go-
ing to celebrate her 80th birthday
on Saturday, July 27. All hope they
will become regulars at the site.
Doris Kinton was also a first
timer Friday. It was good to get
caught up on her family, where
they are and what they are doing.
Come back soon, Doris.
The Blockton community will
be having dances at the communi-
ty building each second and fourth
Saturday night of the month. There
will be a band each time. No liquor
is to be served or brought in.
Rich had a surprise for everyone
Thursday. He had made homemade
bread. It was very good. Everyone
hopes he will bake some more for
them soon.
Everyone becomes like fam-
ily when they regularly attend the
meal site. They were saddened to
hear the news that Iona Triggs’
son, Merle, has been diagnosed
with throat cancer. Iona is a regu-
lar at the meal site. They will keep
him and Iona and all the family in
their prayers.
Volunteers this week were Lou-
ise Frost and Shirley Ingram.
“When one door of happiness
closes, another opens, but often we
look so long at the closed door that
we do not see the one that has been
opened for us.” -- Helen Keller
Mount Ayr
Meal Site
July 29 - Sunday - Gaylan and
Linda Bell went to Dale Juergens’
90th birthday party. His whole
family was there and they put on
a good party for him. He sure was
having fun and there was a huge
crowd to help him celebrate. He
and his family have been doing
lots of things this weekend. They
all went out and played golf yes-
terday. They will all be tired when
Monday gets here. Sharon and
Karen are staying until a week
from Tuesday for a good visit but
Coffee With
The Girls
News from Clearfield
Linda Bell
most of the rest of the family is go-
ing home right away. All wish you
many more, Dale.
Michelle Brammer called
Linda Bell and had some things
for the museum. Linda stopped
and picked them up Wednesday.
One thing was a picture, painted
on glass, advertising J. S. Walton
General Merchandise. So they had
some Waltons living in Clearfield,
too. A couple of other old papers
and a 1932 Mount Ayr paper they
found under the bathroom lino-
leum when they tore up to remod-
el. It was really interesting, had an
article of every town around, even
Knowlton, and especially one of
Clearfield. They are getting a lot of
interesting things in the museum
and, as soon as things calm down
a little, they will have set hours of
when they will be open.
Sharon Juergens has a Clear-
field welcome center down in the
old doctor’s office that everyone
needs to stop in and see, too. She
and some of the others are planning
an October 26 fall festival. There
will be several things to do and it
will be a lot of fun for everybody.
More details will be announced on
that later.
Thursday morning at coffee
with the girls, they had some enter-
tainment. Taygold is taking down
some old grain storage silos and
they watched the guys working on
them 50 feet in the air. They were
using the cutting torch and walk-
ing around up there like with no
fear. The girls were not even able
to watch some times when they
walked from one to another on
something not very wide.
Thursday evening the Lions met
and they were fed by the Bolingers
and Bennetts. They had pork burg-
ers and brats that were left over
from the Fourth of July and all
brought a side dish. It was a very
good meal.
Passes to the fair were passed
out and President Darin went
through the items that needed to be
clear like when they were to go up
and park the campers and several
other things.
The Clearfield Lions will be the
grand marshals of the parade on
Wednesday evening, Aug. 7. It will
be here before they know it.
Closing this week with: “I’ve
learned that when visiting some-
one you like, or family, it takes
five seconds to say “hello” but 30
minutes to say “good-bye.”
From the coffee table, Linda B.
Bobbi Bainum • 767-5211
July 29 - Sympathy is sent to
Becky Abarr on the recent death of
her father, Richard E. Andrews, in
Loveland, CO.
Kelly Roach of Helena, MO
and Karen and Laney Hill of Trim-
ble, MO visited with Dorothy Bar-
ber Sunday. They all had lunch at
the OldTowne Cafe in Allendale,
MO and then attended the wedding
shower given for Abby and Brian
Quick at the Frontier Hall Sunday
Helen Combs’ visitors Saturday
morning were Lil Rinehart and
Bobbi Bainum.
Linda Hosfield and Dorothy
Saville went to Cedar Falls Mon-
day and visited with Tom Hosfield
and then to Fredericka to visit Dor-
othy’s school friend, Rosie Quass.
Dawson Swank visited Tuesday
and Wednesday with Reas Knapp.
Reas attended football camp in
Mount Ayr Tuesday through Thurs-
day. Beulah Hutchinson of Mount
Ayr was a guest at Steve and Tra-
cee Knapp’s Saturday.
Gladys Jones spent Sunday
through Thursday at Donna and
Kent Blunck’s in Des Moines and
babysat with Sophie Blunck. She
returned home Thursday and went
to a prayer meeting at the Assem-
bly of God Church in Grant City.
MO. Gladys attended the Bible
study led by Alice Miller at the
Christian church in Grant City
Friday morning and had lunch at
the Eatery with Sherry Bolinger,
Lu Schofield, Bev Cadle and Della
Ware. Friday evening Betty and
J.W. Robertson visited Gladys on
their Mule. Gladys attended the
Assembly of God Church commu-
nity picnic held at the Allendale,
MO park Sunday.
Jerry and Peggy Overholser,
Annabel Walkup, Lil Rinehart and
Cindy and Dick Snethen attended
the funeral of Don Glew Wednes-
day in Geneva.
Kathy and Dan Quick’s week-
end visitors were Brian and Abby
Quick and Josh, Marvin and Jane
Jannsen of Ruthven and Jennifer
Metzer. Abby was the guest of
honor at a wedding shower Sunday
afternoon hosted by Ginny Quick,
Rebecca Smith, Carrie Main, Cin-
dy Snethen and Bobbi Bainum at
the Frontier Hall in Redding with
many friends and relatives attend-
Lawrence Jefferson and daugh-
ter Cindy Fuller of Gallatin were
Sunday afternoon visitors at Ken-
ny and Berta Quick’s. Ginny and
Bill Quick’s visitors last week
were grandsons Bryson and Kaden
Smith of Adel.
Wanda, Doug and Donnie Hos-
field were Saturday evening call-
ers at Betty and J.W. Robertson’s.
Mary and Mike Robertson of
Omaha, NE were Friday and Sat-
urday visitors.
Several from the community
went to the picnic sponsored by the
Redding United Methodist Church
Sunday evening at the Redding
The Shervheim family hosted
a wiener roast for the youth group
from the Area Bible Fellowship
Church from Clearfield Friday
Cindy Snethen, Ramona Brand
and Dawnette Van Laar went to
Iowa City Saturday to attend the
wedding of John and Melanie
Bobbi Bainum went to the Hen-
sley family reunion in Mount Ayr
Saturday evening. She also visited
with John Hunt at the Mount Ayr
Annabel Walkup and Vera Car-
son attended the Haidsiak family
reunion Saturday.
July 29 - Summer’s moving
right along. It’s hard to believe it’s
time for another birthday party al-
ready. All August birthdays will be
celebrated at a party to be held at
the meal site Friday, August 2. Fri-
day Singers will provide the extra
entertainment for the day. Remem-
ber to contact Nancy Jarred at 772-
4499, the site or 772-4974, home
to make your reservation.
It was the usual routine for the
meal site last week. Monday found
Virginia Walden at the piano, Har-
old Brown with his harmonica and
Vern Brown and his guitar there to
provide some music for the day.
One difference was noticed
Monday. Nancy Kelly and Race
usually bring Maxine Werner to
the site for dinner on Fridays. They
were there Monday. It didn’t mat-
ter. Whatever day it is, everyone’s
always glad to see them.
Tuesday found the band -- mem-
bers being accompanist Carmene
James, plus Vern Brown, Pau-
line Murphy, Mary Jane Narigon,
Iona Triggs, Evelyn Sickels, Rose
James, Harold Brown and Virginia
Walden -- present with more of
their delightful music.
Something else pretty wonder-
ful took place. This Tuesday is
grandchild day at the meal site.
Marge Werner’s grandchildren
can’t make it this week, so they
came Tuesday last week, nine
of them. They included Lindsay,
Code and Jessica Hays, Bonnie
Larson and Rhett, Matt and Abby
and Heather Werner and Ty. Hav-
ing children present makes every-
one feel good. Not only did they
have dinner at the site, they stayed
for bingo, too. It was such fun.
Marge Werner shared a joke
brought by Karon Naomi to add a
bit of humor to the day.
Friday found Friday Singers
-- accompanist Darlene Morgan,
director Mary Jane Narigon, plus
Pauline Murphy, Bonnie Manders,
Marge Werner, Iona Triggs, Harold
Brown, Dick and Virginia Walden
and Don and Darlene Wimmer
present entertaining.
Public health nurses, Sharla
Norris and Sue Beck, were present
and available to check blood pres-
sures. It’s such a worthwhile ser-
vice. They brought more of those
informative Chef Charles leaflets
for folks to take. They contain a lot
of good information. They also had
sliced zucchini, yellow and green
varieties, to sample with dressing.
This was an example of another
healthy snack.
Both Tuesday an Friday Dave
Patch favored with “The Lord’s
Prayer” for the day’s blessing.
Lloyd and Kay Drake made it
to the meal site Friday after spend-
ing a few days with family at the
Lake of the Ozarks.
Several attended services Fri-
day morning for Pauline Woods.
Sympathy is extended to her fam-
Belated happy birthday wishes
are extended to Elaine Boyer, who
observed her birthday Sunday, July
21, and to Lois Anne Sobotka and
Turk Allen, who observed their
birthdays Saturday, July 27.
Phyllis Manning
Mary Swank • 785-2205
July 29 - The community
would like to extend sympathy to
the family of Judy Blunck Snede-
ker. Graveside services were held
Tuesday, July 30, at the Benton
Beverly Straight was a visitor
last week of Ann Baker.
Matt Swank and Katie McGary
and LeaAnn were weekend guests
of Mike, Malinda, Shane and
Mitchel Swank.
Callers during the week of Ju-
nior and Mary Swank were Rich-
ard Swank, Shane Swank, Karla
Larson and Jarred, Malinda Swank,
Leann Swank, Mitchel Swank and
Chase Schults.
Mary Jane Garrett and Eliza-
beth Stillions visited during the
week with Don and Joan String-
Saturday dinner guests of Joan
and Don Stringham were Shane
and Mitchel Swank, Chase Schults,
Matt Swank, Katie McGary and
LeaAnn Swank.
Saturday night Mary Gepner,
Mike Gepner and Jake Gepner
went to the Princess Theater and
saw the movie, “Lone Ranger.”
Mike, Malinda and Shane Swank,
Matt Swank and Katie McGary
also attended the movie.
Chase Schults was a weekend
guest of Mitchel Swank.
Jamie Stringham was a Sun-
day supper guest of Don and Joan
Mary Gepner was a Sunday
supper guest of Mike and Nancy
Gepner and AJ and Jake.
Junior Swank and Mike, Ma-
linda, Shane and Mitchel Swank
attended the garden tractor pull at
Atlantic Sunday evening.
July 22 (delayed) - Visiting
with Jack and Phyllis Manning
on July 11 through July 14 were
Russell and Rhonda Manning of
Town Creek, AL. Russell is Jack’s
nephew and is a construction en-
gineer with Turner Construction,
building many sites for the mili-
tary. Friday the four of them met
at Iowa Machine Shed restaurant
with Richard and Cathy Manning
Scullen of Indianola, Linda Man-
ning, Vicki Manning and Scott
Miller of Clive and Jan Manning
of Des Moines. It was good to visit
and have such good food prepared
for them. Saturday evening Russell
and Rhonda met at the Mount Ayr
Country Club with Russell’s 45th
high school graduates and friends.
They returned to Alabama Sunday.
Beaconsfield United Methodist
Church held their annual ice cream
social on Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m.
Last weekend Lil Matlage had
her children, Cerll of Illinois, Ed of
Des Moines and Scott of Indiano-
la, visiting. Sympathy is extended
to Lil and her family at the death
of her nephew who lived in Mis-
Eugene and Esther McAlexan-
der attended the Ayr Days celebra-
tion and parade in Mount Ayr Sat-
Congratulations to Jim and
Mary Ann Smith, who celebrated
their 50th wedding anniversary
July 14.
Ryan Roepsch finished “line-
man’s” school Saturday in Shel-
don. Ryan is the grandson of Eu-
gene and Esther McAlexander and
is the son of Bob and Emily Roep-
sch of Des Moines.
Levi Henry, grandson of Mike
and Connie Neessen, won first
place in his age group at the pedal
tractor pull at the Ringgold County
Fair. He will go on to the state ped-
al tractor pull in Marshalltown in
Larry and Cathy McAlexander
of Treynor visited last week with
Kenneth and Virginia McAlexan-
Eugene McAlexander re-
ported that Beaconsfield received
65/100ths of rain Sunday after-
noon, July 21. Not a whole lot of
precipitation, but they will take all
they can get!
Congratulations to Rick and
Marilyn Hawkins of Leon on their
wedding anniversary July 15.
Mary Kay Loutzenhiser
July 29 - Saturday afternoon,
July 20, Don and Janet Graf of
Alanthus Grove visited Dean and
Marietta Cobb. Don has had hema-
toma in his leg for about a month
and he was ready to get out for a
drive. He is recovering.
Sunday Jacque and Brooke Nel-
son of Urbandale met the Cobbs at
Allendale, MO for lunch and then
came to Blockton for a visit.
Connie and Earl Drake and
Mary Weaver went to visit Nate,
Crystal, Weston and Hayes Drake
over the weekend. Weston had
some animals to show at the fair
and this writer understands he got
a ribbon.
Those who tried to give Shir-
ley Molt an early surprise birthday
party were Josh and Nicole Crain,
Richard, Joyce and Bernice Brown,
Patsy Stroburg, Gary and Ginger
Myers, Ben, Peggy and Gabe Roed
and David and Mary Kay Loutzen-
Will Skinner visited his mom,
Sherry Skinner, last weekend to at-
tend the benefit for Jim Pearce.
Vacation Bible school at the
Blockton Christian Church will be
Sunday through Thursday, August
4-8. There will probably be a spe-
cial VBS event on August 9. Ev-
eryone is welcome.
Remember: “There is noth-
ing better in life than being a late
bloomer. Success can happen at
any time and at any age. You can
have a spiritual awakening and
discover a new side of yourself.
And best of all, love can happen at
any age.”
Rose James • 464-2630
July 29 - Ronnie and Jo Kaye
Shields attended the Southern
Iowa Plowboy National Tractor
Pull Thursday night in Corydon
and Friday and Saturday nights
in Indianola where Rod Shields
placed first in his class.
Ronnie and Jo Kaye Shields
were supper guests of Rod and
Stacey Shields Sunday and helped
freeze corn.
Bill Shields called on Ronnie
and Jo Kaye Shields Monday af-
ternoon. Hayley, Hope and Harper
Whittington spent the day in the
Shields home. Braydon and Au-
bree Shields spent Thursday in the
Shields home and again Saturday
morning along with Brynlea.
Kim Foster and Sanai of Oma-
ha, NE were at their parents/grand-
parents/ home, Walt and Beverly
McGinnis, Saturday and stayed
The Denney family, including
Walt and Beverly McGinnis and
Jim and Karen Denney, hosted the
Hensley family reunion Saturday
night at the Mount Ayr First Chris-
tian Church.
Saturday evening Gene
Motsinger visited with Darrell
Holden and Brad Holden. Sunday
morning Allyn Jarred was a visi-
tor with Gene and in the afternoon
Gene visited with Bill and Norma
One day during the week Keith
Hunt of West Des Moines was a
visitor with his dad, Amon Hunt.
Sunday dinner guests with Rose
James were Neil and Irma John-
ston, Joe and Susie Catanzareti and
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Members of the Mount Ayr Sparks drill team recently attended the MA Dance Camp in Des Moines. Members
attending are (front row, L to R) Laura Davison, Ashton Quick, Hannah Glendenning and Allison Wallace;
(back row) Kirsten Dolecheck, Megan Warin, Haylea England and Sadie Frost.
The Mount Ayr Community
high school Sparks drill team,
along with 27 other schools
throughout Iowa, attended the MA
Dance Camp in Des Moines at Hy-
Vee Hall from July 18-20.
Sparks members attending the
camp included Allison Wallace,
Ashton Quick, Hannah Glenden-
ning, Laura Davison, Kirsten
Dolecheck, Megan Warin, Sadie
Frost and Haylea England.
In all the girls danced for 32
hours during the three-day camp
during which they took technique
classes, participated in a hip-hop
workshop, took four dance classes
in their dance level and varying
genres, participated in team build-
ing activities and worked one-on-
one with the MA Dance staff for 30
They also took part in the home
routine and grand champion com-
petitions. The girls received an ex-
cellent rating on their home routine
and a superior rating on their jazz
Sparks drill team attends camp
routine that they had learned in
two hours.
Ribbons were handed out dur-
ing the camp to girls that were
displaying the criteria that the MA
staff felt were deserving of the
honors. Several Mount Ayr girls
received ribbon recognition.
Rising Star Performer ribbons
were designed for beginning-level
students, and ribbons were given
for dancers showing enthusiasm
and hard work throughout the
classes. Sparks receiving Rising
Star Performer ribbons included
Megan Warin, Hannah Glenden-
ning and Sadie Frost.
All Star Performer ribbons were
awarded on attitude and talent.
Sparks receiving All Star Perform-
er ribbons included Ashton Quick,
Allison Wallace, Haylea England,
Hannah Glendenning and Megan
Winners of the All Star ribbons
qualify for the All American Per-
formance Team and earn invita-
tions to special events including
the Capital One Bowl in Orlando,
FL, the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, TX,
and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day
Parade in New York.
One more honor that was hand-
ed out at the awards ceremony in-
cluded the MA Honor Roll winners.
These are the best of the All Star
Ribbon recipients (approximately
the top 20 percent of the dancers at
the camp receive this honor). The
MA Honor Roll medal winners in-
cluded Allison Wallace and Ashton
These students must first be
selected as an All Star Performer.
The staff discusses the students
that they have worked with and if
they feel that the student is deserv-
ing of this honor, their names are
written down.
Kris Quick and Kalian Smith,
coaches for the team, also at-
tended many directors workshops
throughout the three days.
A 1996 graduate of Mount Ayr
Community high school has re-
ceived special commendaton from
the US Army for his service in
Army National Guard specialist
Bryan Miller, son of Lloyd and Su-
zanne Miller of Tingley, was cited
for his meritorious service as a mo-
tor transport operator as a member
of the 2168th Transportation Com-
According to the citation, Mill-
er completed 25 convoy missions
covering over 19,000 miles, all ac-
cident and incident free.
Miller cited for meritorious service
On February 17, 2005, Miller’s
convoy received small arms fire
while they were stopped on a main
supply route. The citation credited
Miller’s quick response for allow-
ing the convoy to vacate the area
without suffering any casualties or
damage to equipment.
On May 26, 2005, Miller was
credited with pulling security for
combat lifesavers after an attack.
Miller warned the security team
about a second explosive device,
and he is credited with saving the
team from further injuries.
During his time in Iraq, Miller
also helped translate from convoy
commanders to foreign national
drivers, going so far as drawing
pictures to ensure the drivers were
aware of the commanders’ intent.
The full citation reads, “SPC
Miller’s tireless efforts to assist the
convoy commander and dedica-
tion to duty have been invaluable
to the company. He is a role model
for both is subordinates and peers.
SPC Miller’s efforts reflect great
credit upon himself, his unit, the
7th Transportation Group and the
United States Army.
The Ringgold SWCD has re-
ceived their cost share allocations
for FY 2014 (June 30, 2013 to July
1, 2014).
These funds are used to provide
50 percent cost share based on
rates established by the district on
terraces, structures and diversions.
Funds were also received for
REAP Practices, REAP Forestry/
Native Grasses and for the East
Fork of Grand River Watershed
Cost share practices under the
REAP Practices funds are critical
area plantings, field borders, field
strips, and pasture and hay land
plantings all at 75 percent cost
share. These funds can also be
used for terraces, structures and di-
versions at 50 percent cost share.
To be eligible for these practices
you must live in a designated wa-
tershed and be willing to maintain
a 20 year maintenance agreement.
If you are interested in receiving
cost share for any of these prac-
tices, please stop in the office.
Approved practices for the
REAP Forestry/Native Grasses
cost share dollars are farmstead
windbreaks, field windbreaks, tim-
ber stand improvement, tree plant-
ings, site preparation for natural
regeneration, rescue treatment,
planned grazing systems and con-
servation cover all at the 75 percent
cost share rate. These practices
also carry a 20 year maintenance
Seventy-five percent cost share
based on the rates established by
the District is available to build
practices under the East Fork
of Grand Watershed Protection
Funds. To utilize these funds you
must live or own property in this
watershed area.
The District also offers the Low
Interest Loan Program which is a
three percent fixed rate for the life
of loan which is available through
a lender of your choice or the No
Interest Loan Program.
These funds can be used for
any eligible state or federal cost
share practices with a term up to
10 years. Livestock facilities may
Ringgold County SWCD receives
cost share allocations for year
have a 20 year term. You can use
these funds up to 100 percent of
actual costs or they can be used in
conjunction with state cost share
funds or USDA Natural Resources
Conservation Service cost share
programs. You need to apply for
these loan dollars and be approved
prior to commencing any of these
If you are interested in applying
for cost share, please stop by the
office and make an application or
you can apply online at https://id-
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This view is looking due south
from the corner where the post of-
fice is today. The sign on the cor-
ner of the building says, “Mt Ayr
Bank” and the clock says 4:05.
After the Mount Ayr Bank fire
of November 1900, the financial
institution moved to a frame build-
ing on the corner where the Mount
Ayr Post Office now sits. In 1912,
a new bank was built of brick and
stone by the Allyn brothers, own-
ers of the bank. The new bank
building opened April 17, 1913
and Miss Almeda Milligan was the
first customer. Dr. M. F. Hannelly
was the first depositor.
The officers of the bank were
George Allyn, cashier; John Allyn,
assistant cashier; and Clare Allyn,
assistant cashier and bookkeeper.
Frank Sheldon was in charge of a
real estate business connected with
the Mount Ayr Bank. A fourth Al-
lyn brother, Clint, worked under
Mr. Sheldon. The bank would re-
organize on September 1, 1915 as
a state bank and Frank Sheldon
would become its president that
same year.
The Great Depression brought
many changes to financial institu-
tions and both Mount Ayr banks
were affected. The result was a
merger between the Mount Ayr
State Bank and Iowa State Bank.
The new bank opened its doors
July 1, 1937 as Security State Bank
and occupied the Mount Ayr State
Bank building.
In 1968, Security State Bank
sought to expand its office space,
hiring FM Design of Chicago to
construct an addition to the south
of the existing building. Work be-
Mount Ayr Bank on the northwest corner of the square about 1915.

gan in March 1968 but problems
arose when a wall collapsed. It was
decided to scrap original plans and
build a new bank.
The new building was con-
structed with baseboard heat, cen-
tral air-conditioning, safe deposit
boxes, storage vault, and stations
for six tellers. The exterior face
was of Indiana limestone.
Open House was held on Sun-
day July 27, 1969. Officers at this
time were H. M. Ross, Chairman
of the Board; Royce Davis, presi-
dent; Merlyn Allen, vice president;
Doris Hannon, cashier; and Veron-
ica Markley and Marilyn Johnson
serving as assistant cashiers.
U. S. Bank occupies this build-
ing today, although the building
has undergone another physical
transformation and many name
changes, but that’s another article.
Snapshots of History
RCPH: ‘Healthy
options’ are now
available at new
local restaurant
Ringgold County Public Health
(RCPH) continues their efforts to
reduce the impact of chronic dis-
ease by making healthy living eas-
A Community Transformation
Grant (CTG) allows staff to work
with local restaurants to highlight
healthy options. Greggo’s owner
Ryan Gregg agreed to meet with
local dietician Katie Routh, RD
LD, with whom CTG contracted to
do menu consultations.
They identified four menu
options to be considered “heart
healthy,” and designated those op-
tions with a heart symbol next to
the entrée on the menu.
Gregg first met with CTG staff
early in 2013 to discuss different
ideas for healthy menu options. He
agreed there is a growing demand
among consumers for healthy op-
tions. Most restaurant menus even
include a “lighter” or “lower calo-
rie” section to cater to that group of
consumers, so Ryan was receptive
to the idea.
Greggo’s motto is, “If we have
it and you want it, we’ll make it.”
That allows a customer to ask
for a lighter version of most en-
trees. The restaurant has been busy
since it opened on July 5th, and
Gregg has received good reviews.
He mentioned “I’ve had lots of
compliments about all my food.
People like that it is easy to spot
the heart-healthy options on the
RCPH invites Ringgold County
to think about how to make healthy
living easier. Having healthy op-
tions available is a great step in the
right direction.
To learn more about healthy op-
tions around our communities, call
RCPH office at 641-464-0691 or
find them on the web www.rcph.
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News Public Notices
Alyssa Adams....................... $ 0.00 ........ $ 29.00
Courtney L. Adams ............... 17,288.73 ......... 34,760.07
Sheryl A. Adams .................. 25,660.59 ......... 49,313.16
Heidi L. Albaugh ..................... 7,330.54 ......... 12,196.32
Cynthia L. Allen ............................. 0.00 ......... 16,230.00
Sharon L. Allen ....................... 7,065.63 ......... 18,554.00
Stacey L. Andresen ............... 20,792.09 ......... 40,386.66
Diana M. Arends ................... 10,878.51 ......... 21,566.50
Janet L. Auge ........................ 21,780.88 ......... 41,611.98
Debra K. Bastow ........................ 410.00 .............. 600.00
Rodney J. Bastow......................... 90.00 .............. 665.00
Korey N.Beaman ............................ 0.00 .............. 855.49
Barbara J. Belzer ..................... 8,364.25 ......... 16,583.40
Beth A. Bjustrom .................... 5,408.28 ......... 19,108.26
Dean R. Blades ........................ 9,631.51 ......... 19,684.19
Tori R. Braby .......................... 9,786.83 ......... 19,916.07
Kathleen A. Buck ........................... 0.00 ........... 5,077.76
Betsy J. Budach ..................... 28,163.07 ......... 54,413.17
Mark P. Budach ..................... 32,537.06 ......... 63,911.50
Molly E. Budach ........................ 145.00 ........... 2,439.61
Janette Rae Campbell ............ 27,600.99 ......... 57,484.72
Roberta S. Campbell ............... 8,971.50 ......... 17,581.50
Teresa A. Campbell ........................ 0.00 .............. 270.00
Carol Cason ........................... 28,945.07 ......... 57,389.17
Gilberto Castreje Lopez ........ 23,768.59 ......... 38,238.83
Joseph W. Catanzareti ........... 33,534.58 ......... 66,506.84
Karen D. Catanzareti ............. 22,895.58 ......... 37,935.50
Beth Christner ....................... 20,788.07 ......... 40,374.84
Lisa E. Constant ...................... 6,471.27 ......... 10,431.66
John A. Cook ........................... 2,149.86 ........... 3,656.91
Pamela Ann Cross ................. 23,713.08 ......... 45,310.67
Kim Elizabeth Curry ............. 25,762.58 ......... 51,077.56
Juliane E. Daughton ................ 3,371.50 ........... 7,658.25
Nancy June Daughton ................ 965.60 ........... 1,607.92
Roland Bruce Davenport ............ 937.49 ........... 7,709.72
Sara J. Deskin .......................... 6,706.38 ......... 10,224.67
Eldon Eugene Dillenburg ............... 0.00 .............. 500.00
Angela L. Dodge ..................... 4,287.06 ......... 22,937.06
Andrew D. Drake .................... 2,669.93 ........... 2,669.93
Keleta P. Dunkeson .................... 416.77 ........... 2,412.57
Eric J. Ehlen .......................... 26,389.07 ......... 52,078.50
Beth A. Elliott ................................ 0.00 ................ 81.68
Brad Elliott .............................. 2,333.00 ........... 2,333.00
Christopher J. Elwood ........... 36,000.00 ......... 66,000.00
John Ford ................................ 2,584.00 ........... 2,584.00
Jessica J. Frost ....................... 23,869.09 ......... 45,448.33
Jodie K. Geist ........................ 36,434.57 ......... 74,316.17
Barbara L. Gerber ................. 24,257.58 ......... 47,195.83
Scott E. Giles ........................ 29,760.24 ......... 58,232.33
Tracy R. Giles ....................... 28,945.29 ......... 56,264.71
Mike L. Gilliland ....................... 419.18 .............. 604.24
Janet M. Glendenning ............. 4,152.91 ........... 7,185.28
Debra A. Graham .................... 9,922.83 ......... 17,335.54
Kristen Graham ..................... 14,210.27 ......... 24,933.51
Jody Greene .......................... 15,894.08 ......... 26,592.32
Dara K. Greenland ................ 14,633.43 ......... 22,673.51
Ryan P. Gregg ......................... 7,461.67 ......... 14,902.99
Tara Grose ............................... 7,461.67 ......... 14,877.99
Betty Lou Groves .................. 11,322.51 ......... 22,470.50
David Groves .......................... 5,398.79 ........... 5,931.23
Joshua J. Hanawalt ................ 13,301.15 ......... 26,319.25
Marilyn M. Hawkins ...................... 0.00 ......... 17,560.00
Chad S. Hensley ......................... 360.00 .............. 360.00
Staci M. Holm ................................ 0.00 ........... 4,571.83
Fay Alane Howie ................... 27,903.08 ......... 54,232.33
Pamela K. Hudson .................. 2,106.08 ......... 28,384.71
Evangeline Toong Hyde ................. 0.00 ................ 48.50
Marian K. Jennings ................. 2,692.50 ........... 5,522.50
Tawnya R. Jones ................... 14,160.01 ......... 28,126.66
Donna E. Kemery .................. 29,374.59 ......... 57,458.66
Patricia E. Kemery .................. 7,902.99 ......... 15,744.50
Ranae L. Klinkefus ............... 18,976.09 ......... 30,599.33
Shaun M. Kniep .................... 27,224.09 ..........53,111.33
Bethany A. Knox ................... 22,599.07 ......... 43,428.34
Derek K. Lambert ................. 25,893.58 ......... 50,381.50
Martha S. Landphair ............... 2,582.50 ........... 3,682.50
Debbie D. Larsen .................. 31,277.09 ......... 60,969.33
Drew M. Larsen ......................... 267.50 .............. 267.50
John A. Larsen ...................... 29,566.58 ......... 58,638.08
Kurt Z. Larsen ....................... 12,082.68 ......... 23,585.17
Tori Leann Larsen ................. 26,528.52 ......... 52,024.44
Amy C. Levine ...................... 22,385.57 ......... 43,631.67
Jeffrey R. Levine ........................ 990.50 ........... 2,893.00
Michael G. Longley .............. 16,163.09 ......... 26,861.33
Annette F. Lyden ..................... 7,290.65 ......... 14,741.97
Ashley M. Lyden ............................ 0.00 .............. 302.72
Debra D. Lynch ..................... 30,752.09 ......... 60,105.35
Andrea J. Main ........................ 6,847.34 ......... 14,082.87
Lyle Edward Main ................... 8,279.22 ......... 16,580.13
Kenny M. Markley .................. 6,202.17 ......... 12,160.94
Heather Martin ........................ 7,394.70 ......... 14,811.02
Mary Martsching ..................... 5,243.16 ........... 7,523.16
Owen L. Martsching ............... 6,548.83 ......... 10,153,57
For Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2013
Calender Year Fiscal Year
Employee Name Gross Pay Gross Pay
Tina E. Maxson .................... $ 7,709.37 ......... 15,183.13
Paul E. McKinney ................... 1,702.08 ........... 2,383.88
Douglas Lee McKern ................... 75.00 ........... 8,875.00
Jacqueline K. McVey .............. 5,124.96 ......... 14,307.81
Patricia L. Meester ....................... 52.83 ................ 52.83
Ashley N. Mercer .................... 6,762.28 ......... 14,178.60
Colleen D. Minnick ................. 7,515.27 ......... 15,439.62
Mindy M. Minnick .................. 9,884.53 ......... 18,638.96
Nicole R. Minnick ................... 7,492.04 ......... 15,174.56
Todd L. Minnick ................... 11,846.85 ......... 23,643.86
Gayla R. Moon ........................ 7,708.49 ......... 15,343.64
Joan M. Moore ........................ 4,443.29 ........... 9,040.81
Frank B. Mueller ................... 27,133.07 ......... 53,070.67
Bailey F. Myer............................ 344.38 ........... 2,519.38
Betty Marie Newton ................ 8,818.05 ......... 17,475.56
Randall R. Nickle ......................... 21.75 ................ 52.89
Stasia M. Nickle .................... 22,203.08 ......... 43,000.23
Amanda A. Overholser ............ 7,673.01 ......... 15,308.16
Mary K. Overholtzer ............. 33,346.09 ......... 65,466.33
Megan L. Pearce ........................ 817.44 ........... 1,498.95
Linda Lue Pickering ................ 1,942.54 ........... 2,984.22
Chandra K. Poore .................. 20,680.58 ......... 40,859.70
Clinton Ames Poore .............. 22,500.00 ......... 45,000.00
Kristine Kaye Quick ............. 28,295.02 ......... 55,459.04
Donald A. Ray ................................ 0.00 ........... 3,970.83
Aaron D. Riley ...................... 21,613.07 ......... 42,187.34
Kathy Lynn Rinehart ...................... 0.00 ......... 16,800.00
Tanner Rinehart .......................... 465.45 ........... 4,220.49
Brandie L. Ruggles ............... 24,639.06 ......... 46,578.68
Bret A. Ruggles ..................... 23,539.58 ......... 46,751.34
Robert Allen Schafer ............. 12,604.97 ......... 25,150.42
Jayla I. Shelman ......................... 312.20 .............. 457.16
Melissa D. Shennum ............. 16,041.74 ......... 27,022.49
Charles B. Shields ................... 5,596.74 ......... 11,190.92
Christi J. Shields ..................... 8,779.50 ......... 17,056.17
Deborah M. Shields ................ 8,094.99 ......... 16,064.50
Tara J. Shields ......................... 7,298.75 ......... 14,692.43
Daniel Showalter ........................... 0.00 .............. 232.00
David Showalter ...................... 1,524.00 ........... 1,756.00
Delwyn D. Showalter ............ 32,166.29 ......... 62,458.29
Donna K. Sickels .................... 2,299.84 ........... 4,869.24
Ronald Ray Sickels ................. 6,885.59 ......... 13,544.00
James Lynn Smith ................... 2,245.58 ......... 28,794.58
Kalian L. Smith ....................... 2,518.00 ........... 2,518.00
Valle Jo Smith ....................... 34,002.09 ......... 66,621.50
Cynthia F. Sobotka .................. 2,645.00 ........... 5,980.00
Darla J. Sobotka .................... 31,808.09 ......... 61,344.16
Abby L. Stephens ....................... 651.68 ........... 1,470.96
Cynthia L. Stephens .............. 12,541.04 ......... 24,613.36
Danielle K. Stewart ............... 12,726.33 ......... 12,726.33
Julie A. Stewart ..................... 23,363.96 ......... 45,769.88
Bonnie J. Still .......................... 8,676.69 ......... 17,024.48
Christina A. Still........................... 81.68 .............. 347.14
Dick G. Still .......................... 29,162.76 ......... 60,746.25
Crystal Storhoff ..................... 19,556.60 ......... 32,577.16
Gregory M. Storhoff ............. 31,389.10 ......... 61,636.32
Barbara A. Srange ................... 3,404.70 ........... 8,448.70
Thad J. Streit ......................... 25,431.10 ......... 49,853.33
Harriet Faye Stull .................... 7,183.13 ......... 15,151.19
Cathy L. Swank ....................... 8,479.50 ......... 16,897.50
Anne Taylor ............................. 7,673.01 ......... 15,260.33
Carroll W. Taylor ........................ 152.50 .............. 330.00
Cheryl Anne Taylor ................. 2,507.50 ........... 4,987.50
Karen M. Taylor .................... 26,754.59 ......... 52,311.50
Kathleen M. Taylor-Coulson . 23,953.08 ......... 46,484.00
Richard D. Thomas ...................... 21.75 .............. 208.59
John S. Thorpe ........................... 267.50 .............. 357.50
Jennifer R. Tipton....................... 396.40 .............. 396.40
Kathleen K. Triggs .................. 9,951.00 ......... 19,827.00
Mabel Trujillo ......................... 7,465.50 ......... 14,881.82
Jane M. Uhlenkamp .............. 27,793.09 ......... 54,442.30
Joshua W. Vanderflught .................. 0.00 ........... 8,262.17
Alexander L. Wallace ..................... 0.00 ........... 1,352.12
Kurt A. Wallace ..................... 27,700.94 ......... 53,688.22
Lynne E. Wallace .................. 45,000.00 ......... 90,000.00
Donna M. Warin .................... 13,862.49 ......... 27,725.00
Donna K. Watson .................... 2,422.50 ........... 4,712.78
Marylin L. Weeda.................... 1,401.89 ........... 3,371.10
Jill A. Weehler ....................... 28,133.08 ......... 55,095.33
Aleha L. Whittington .............. 7,881.20 ......... 15,735.35
Susan J. Williams ........................... 0.00 .............. 180.00
Charlotte E. Willis ................... 7,641.48 ......... 15,276.63
Lori A. Wilson ......................... 7,518.51 ......... 14,975.50
Cassandra R. Wimer ....................... 0.00 ........... 2,233.33
Shelly Wimer .......................... 7,518.51 ......... 14,975.50
Tiffany Lynn Wimer ................... 510.00 .............. 850.00
Amy D. Wood ................................ 0.00 ........... 1,726.28
Brett K. Yoder ......................... 3,046.20 ........... 7,281.70
Debbie K. Yoder .................... 18,246.99 ......... 37,728.07
Donna M. Young ..................... 1,439.61 ........... 1,766.33
Sally L. Young....................... 28,107.06 ......... 54,682.34
Michael D. Zarr ....................... 2,035.00 ........... 2,035.00
REPORT TOTALS ......... $2,144,856.65 .. $4,306,406.97
Calender Year Fiscal Year
Employee Name Gross Pay Gross Pay
1. Ringgold Mutual Insurance
Association has its principal place
of business in Mount Ayr, Iowa.
2. Is is a mutual insurance as-
sociation organized under Chapter
491 and licensed under chapter
518, Code of Iowa (2013).
3. It has no capital stock.
4. It was organized in 1887 and
has perpetual existence.
5. Its affairs are conducted by a
board of directors who are elected
on the fourth Monday in January at
1 p.m.
6. Private property is exempt
from corporate debts.
7. Ringgold Mutual Insurance
Association merged into Danish
Mutual Insurance Association ef-
fective July 1, 2013.
By Robert Shafer,
Ringgold County Sheriff’s Office
801 West South Street
Mount Ayr, IA50854
Court Case No. EQCV506264
Special Execution
As a result of the judgment ren-
dered in the above-referenced court
case, an execution was issued by the
court to the sheriff of this county.
The execution ordered the sale of
defendant(s) rights, title and interest
in real estate property to satisfy the
judgment. The property to be sold
The East One Hundred Thirty-five
(135) feet of the North Half (N1/2)
of Lot Three (3) an the South Thirty-
two and one-half (32 1/2) feet of the
West One Hundred Forty-Six (146)
feet of the North Half (N1/2) of Lot
Three (3) of the First Addition to
the Town of Kellerton, Ringgold
county, Iowa AKA The East One
Hundred Thirty-five (135) feet of
the North One-half (N1/2) of Lot
Three (3) an the south Thirty-two
and one-half (32 1/2) feet of the
West One Hundred Forty-Six (146)
feet of the North One-half (N 1/2) of
Lot Three (3) of the First Addition
to the Town of Kellerton, Ringgold
county, Iowa.
Street Address: 309 NORTH
The described property will be
offered for sale at public auction for
cash only as follows:
Sale Date: 08-30-2013.
Sale Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location of Sale: Lobby of the
Law Enforcement Center at 801 West
South Street, Mount Ayr, Iowa.
Property exemption, certain
money or property may be exempt.
CONTACT your attorney promptly
to review specific provisions of the
law and file the appropriate notice, if
Judgment Amount: $48,644.77.
Costs: $7,101.35
Interest: $9,392.65.
Accruing Costs: PLUS.
Attorney: BOECKER, THEO-
Date: 06-19-2013
Probate No. ESPR208726
To All Persons Interested in the Es-
tate of Donna J. Morrison, Deceased,
who died on or about June 8, 2013:
You are hereby notified that on the
day of June, 2013, the last will
and testament of Donna J. Morrison,
Deceased, bearing date of the 18
day of March, 2009, was admitted to
probate in the above named court and
that John R. Morrison was 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
Notice is further given that all
persons indebted to the estate are
requested to make immediate pay-
ment 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 oc-
cur 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 10
day of June,
John R. Morrison
Rebecca Rae Gordon
Executor of Estate
1537 - 240th Street
Mount Ayr, IA50854
Douglas D. Daggett
Attorney for Executor
Douglas D. Daggett, P.C.
100 E. Montgomery, P.O. Box 404
Creston, IA50801
Date of second publication, 1
of August, 2013.
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Molly Budach is presented with a $1,000 scholarship by the Iowa Health
Care Association Foundation. Pictured (L-R) are parents Mark and Betsy
Budach, Molly Budach, Julie Adair from the Iowa Health Care Associa-
tion Foundation, and Marlene and Robert Hinz, administrators of Mount
Ayr Health Care Center.
Budach awarded Iowa
Health Care scholarship
Molly Budach, a certified nurs-
ing assistant at Mount Ayr Health-
care Center, has been named as
an Iowa Health Care Association
Foundation scholarship recipient.
IHCA presented Budach with
the Foundation’s $1,000 John R.
Grubb scholarship for her out-
standing commitment to long-term
care to the residents she serves at
Mount Ayr Health Care Center.
Budach has worked at Mount
Ayr Health Care Center for five
and one-half years. She says she
has found her time in long-term
care to be very rewarding and is
very happy with her decision to
join the healthcare field.
“Working in a long-term care
facility the past five years has been
a very rewarding experience that
has offered me many opportuni-
ties,” she said in her nominating
essay. “Being able to help the resi-
dents maintain their quality of life
is one of these rewarding experi-
Kelsey Allen, registered nurse
at Mount Ayr Health Care Center,
said Budach is a joy to work with.
“Molly seems to have a different
way of looking at things, which is
positive,” she said. “She seems to
see things in a different light and
knows how to roll with the punch-
The scholarship will help Bu-
dach further her education at
Southwestern Community College
in Creston, where she is working to
become a registered nurse.
The Iowa Health Care Associa-
tion Foundation is supported by the
794 members of the Iowa Health
Care Association and the Iowa
Center for Assisted Living, which
includes Iowa’s nursing facilities,
assisted living communities, resi-
dential care facilities, home health
agencies and long term care asso-
ciated businesses.
Class of ‘58 holds reunion
Members of the Mount Ayr graduating class of 1958 ride a Clearfield
Lions shuttle in the Ayr Days parade.
Mount Ayr high school gradu-
ates of 1958 turned out in force
July 18 and 19 for a reunion cel-
ebrating the 55th anniversary of
their graduation. Of the 50 surviv-
ing class members, 30 attended
and guests brought the total to 48.
The class began with 41 kinder-
gartners in 1945 and ended with 63
graduates in 1958. Twenty-three of
the kindergartners attended Mount
Ayr schools through to graduation.
Activities during the reunion
weekend included a Friday night
dinner at Ramsey’s Supper Club,
a catered dinner Saturday night at
the Mount Ayr Golf and Country
Club, many hours of visiting and
breakfast at the American Legion
Sunday morning. A highlight was
participation in the Ayr Days pa-
rade, with class members riding in
a tractor-drawn shuttle belonging
to the Clearfield Lions Club. The
shuttle was the first in the club’s
fleet, which has provided transpor-
tation at the Iowa State Fair for 50
Class members and their guests
who attended were Donna Barker
Johnston of Albuquerque, NM; her
sister, Lora Barker Campbell of
Kansas; Theron Johnson and Mari-
lyn Pritchett Johnson of Delphos;
Aves Love Fitzgerald and Bever-
ley Hudson Duffy of Des Moines;
Melvin Love of Hampton; Nancy
Terwilliger Daughton and Bill
Daughton of Kellerton; Bonnie
May Summa and husband Gerald,
Sybil Denhart Kelley, Marian Ben-
nett Jennings and husband Norm,
Jerry Wimer and wife Karen and
Mike Warin and wife Grace, all of
Mount Ayr; Don Friday of Council
Bluffs; Roger Bell and wife Jane of
Atlantic; Larry Pratt and wife Kay
of Diagonal; Norma Jean Wilson
Ridout and husband Gary of Pleas-
ant Hill;
Also Mary Ellen James Kim-
ble, Lyndall “Pete” Hill and wife
Nancy, all of Grant City, MO; Ron
Cross of Urbandale; Bill Pritchard
and Kay Ryan Pritchard of West
Des Moines; Ann Abarr Bennett
and husband Warren of Grants,
NM; Ellen Spurrier Huff and hus-
band Carroll of Albany, OR; Jean
Rusk Walters and husband Keith
of Wayland; Phil Stone and wife
Cathy of Perry; Karen Sue Wells
Jackson of White Bear Lake, MN;
Edith Anne Cregeen Bear and
cousin Elsie Creveling of Creston;
Glenda Dunkeson Greenhalgh of
Decatur; Maury Potter and wife
Pat of Royal Oak, MI; Kay Sickels
Mosier and husband Cliff of Lit-
tleton, CO, and Kenny Webb and
wife Polly of Indianola.
Two special guests were Cathy
Ward of Mount Ayr and Ruth Ward
of Ankeny, whose late husbands,
Dennis and Tom Ward, respective-
ly, were 1958 MAHS graduates.
Co-chairs for the reunion were
Sybil Kelley and Nancy Daugh-
ton. Class members voted to meet
again in 2015 and in 2018. Com-
mittees are being formed.
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First Christian Church (On the square in Mount Ayr)
Sunday, August 4
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
SERVING: Steve and Kevin Trullinger’s
barbecue pork loin sandwiches with
sides, salads and desserts
Terri is battling cancer
for the second time. To help, call
Michell Ricker – 641-414-3202
or Lisa Conklin – 641-234-0359.
Donations can be made payable
to the First Christian Church
with Terri Chafa Benefit in the
lower left corner and sent to
the First Christian Church 201 W.
Monroe, Mount Ayr, Iowa 50854.
A Big Thank You…
…to everyone for their prayers and concerns during
Mom’s fight with cancer and after she passed away.
Thank yo to Bob and Marlene Hinz and staff at the
Mount Ayr Health Care Center for the great care given to
Mom this last 3 1/2 years.
Thank you for all the cards, flowers, food, memorials,
stones, plaques and hugs during this difficult time.
Thanks to Ron and Betty Conley for the tables and chairs
to set up in Rosemary’s basement. A big thank you to the
Swank family for bringing in in the complete meal after
the visitation. Also, thanks to Bill, Sandy, Jay and Hugh
for a wonderful job at the funeral home. Pastor Skip, the
service was outstanding along with musicians, Debbie
Cannon and Nancy Sackett.
Last, but not least, thank you to the American Legion
Auxiliary and the United Methodist Women for the
delicious meal after the service.
Living in a small town is great.
Don, Cham and Family
Larry, Marlene and Family
Ann Beech and Family
John, Donna and Family
Harold, Melynda and Family
Bernard, Marla and Jordan
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Our family is humbled by your support and help in keeping
Terry’s memory alive by contributing to the T-Ball field and the
annual golf outing.
Our appreciation to the country club members who loaned
carts, Randy and Karen Taylor for hosting the Howie-Taylor-
Moody-Fell family reunion, Jan Ford for providing the food,
Dave Wilson, Joe Schafer and all those who played golf or
bought shirts. We have shirts left, so please contact us if you
want one.
Fay Howie, Mike, Alicia, Teya and Carter Still
Nathan, Jodi and Elle Howie
Nolan, Terra, Hadyn and Hudson Howie
Thank You
On behalf of the family of Lavon Thomas, we wish
to thank everyone for the prayers, kind deeds and
messages of condolence during her illness and at the
time of her death.
Daughters: Judy Lee, Jinny Tagatz and
Jill Davis and Their Families
Card of Thanks
Words cannot express our sincere thanks and gratitude for
the many acts of kindness shown to us during the time of the
loss of our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-
great grandmother.
We so appreciated all the memorials, flowers, food, cards,
visits, telephone calls and online condolences.
A very special thanks to all the staff at the Clearview Homes
in Mount Ayr for their tender loving care of our mother, the
Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home and the women and men of
the United Methodist Church of Ellston for the fantastic
The Families of Pauline Wood
LeRoy and Sandi Wood
Glenda and Jim Jobe
Greg and Debbie Wood
Janet and Lincoln Jackson
Mary Ann and Bob Pottorff
Ronald and Pam Wood
Kenny and Diane Wood
10 Mount Ayr Record-News Thursday, August 1, 2013
Church Obituaries Public Notices
Ringgold County
Church Notes
Mount Ayr Larger Parish
United Methodist Churches
Pastor Skip Rushing
9:00 a.m., Worship.
10:00 a.m., Sunday School.
Middle Fork
9:00 a.m., Sunday School, all
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. Mar-
garet Hull, Superintendent.
11:00 a.m., Worship.

First Lutheran Church
Mount Ayr - LCMS
Vacancy Pastor: Rev. Jonathan Watt
Sunday, August 4:
8:00 a.m., Worship with holy
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
Pastor Barton Shields
9:30 a.m., Sunday School.
10:30 a.m., Worship service.
6:00 p.m., Sunday evening wor-
Wednesday, 7:00 p.m., Adult Bible
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 ser-
Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m., Bible
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.

Mount Ayr Assembly of God
Pastor Doug Rohrer
See our facebook page
8:15 - 8:45 a.m., Prayer
9:00 a.m., Sunday school for all
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 - Sum-
mer Break.
Wednesdays: Kids Club - Summer

United Methodist Church
Rev. Robin Thomas, Pastor
9:30 a.m., Sunday School
10:30 a.m., Worship.
United Methodist Church
Rev. Robin Thomas, Pastor
Sunday, 9:00 a.m., Morning Wor-
No Sunday School.
First Christian Church
Pastor Chris Conklin
Sunday, August 4:
9:00 a.m., Sunday school.
10:00 a.m., Church.
5-7:00 p.m., Terri Chafa benefit.
Monday, August 5:
3-6:00 p.m., School supplies give-
Wednesday, August 7:
9:30 a.m., CWF.
Thursday Prayer group at 9:30
United Baptist-Presbyterian
2343 State Highway 169
Mount Ayr
Michael Maddy, Pastor
Sunday, August 4:
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,
Nicole Swank; Nursery, Pat Meester;
Message, intern Megan Sherwood;
Children’s sermon, Pastor Mike Maddy;
Snacks, Suzi Schaefer.
Monday, August 5:
5:00 p.m., Stretch exercises.
Tuesday, August 6:
7:00 a.m., Men’s breakfast-UBP
Wednesday, August 7:
5:00 p.m., Stretch exercises-UBP
No choir practice during summer.
7:00 p.m., Bible study at Maple

Platte Center Presbyterian Church
Delores Dench, Pastor
9:15 a.m., Sunday school.
10:00 a.m., Fellowship.
10:30 a.m., Worship.

Bank of Christ Outreach and Hope
2nd & Ringgold, Kellerton
Saturday, July 27:
6:00 p.m., Praise and worship
service with cookout following.
Sunday, July 28:
5:00 p.m., Sunday school in church
basement. NO 11 a.m. service.

Wishard Chapel Community
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.

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 Wednes-
days, 6:30 p.m.
Second Sunday - potluck; fourth
Sunday - fellowship time.
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
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’
More information available online
Area Bible Fellowship Church
204 North Van Buren, Clearfield
Pastor Ron Christian
Associate Pastor Keith Lorenz
9:30 a.m., Worship service.
11:00 a.m., Sunday school.
Website: www.areabiblefellow-
Trinity Christian Church
Terry Roberts, Minister
(Hwy. 2 West, Decatur)
8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., Sunday
morning worship services.
9:30 a.m., Sunday School, all
Wednesday: 7 p.m., Youth/Small
group Bible study. Nursery avail-
The Community of Christ
Tony and Sandy Crandell, Co-pastors
Sunday, August 4:
11:00 a.m., Worship service with
Dick Ballantyne speaking.

Mount Ayr Restoration Branch
Sherman Phipps, Presiding Elder
Alan Smith, Assistant
Sunday, August 4:
Welcomers: Steve Smith
9:45 a.m., Family Worship, Rod
10:00 a.m., Classes.
11:00 a.m., Worship. Alan Smith,
presiding; Steve Smith, speaking; Pat
Bolingbroke, pianist; Beth Knotts,
special music.
Potluck following communion.
Custodians: Rod Bastow.
6:00 p.m., Family fellowship at
Ron Smith home.
Wednesday, August 7:
7:00 p.m., Prayer service at Steve
Smith home. Jim Barber presiding.
Garry Bjustrom
Garry Cecil Bjustrom was born
June 3, 1960 in Algona, Iowa,
to Francis Dale and Carole Sue
(Becker) Bjustrom. Garry gradu-
ated from Algona high school in
1979 and began working on the
family farm.
Garry moved to Mount Ayr,
Iowa to start farming in 1981. He
had farmed full-time in the Mount
Ayr area for nearly 30 years, rais-
ing row crops and managing a
cow-calf operation and swine con-
finements. Fifteen years ago he
started Southern Waste Handling,
a manure pumping business. He
also served on the board of direc-
tors for the Co-op.
On May 26, 2012 Garry was
united in marriage to Marci Sue
Mobley and lived on the farm in
Mount Ayr. Work was his hobby
and he enjoyed it. He was espe-
cially proud of his children, Bran-
don and Maggi. Over the years
Brandon and Garry had many great
memories working together in the
shop and growing BB Diesel. He
also looked forward to the time he
spent with Maggi checking cattle.
He loved hunting and fishing with
his family and friends. Garry was
always there to help friends and
neighbors whenever they were in
need. He particularly looked for-
ward to his Monday night meetings
with friends at the “Smart Table.”
Garry loved to spend time with his
family and show them “how to do
things” on the farm. Recently Gar-
ry really enjoyed going to rodeos
with Marci, Ashton and Alyssa.
Garry died on Thursday morn-
ing, July 25, 2013, at the Ringgold
County Hospital in Mount Ayr at
the age of 53.
He is survived by his wife,
Marci; children, Brandon Bjus-
trom and fiancé Kelli Jo Wetzel of
Mount Ayr, Iowa and Maggi Bjus-
trom of Minburn, Iowa; stepdaugh-
ters, Ashton and Alyssa Johnson of
Mount Ayr, Iowa; parents, Fran-
cis and Sue Bjustrom of Algona,
Iowa; brothers, Randy and Dawn
Bjustrom of Algona, Iowa, Larry
and Carolyn Bjustrom of Eldridge,
Iowa and Ron and Angie Bjustrom
of Milan, Illinois; sister, Cathy and
Ryan Murphy of Algona, Iowa;
father and mother-in-law, Ron
and Sue Mobley of Benton, Iowa;
brother-in-law, Greg and Amy
Mobley of Maloy, Iowa; brother-
in-law, Brian Mobley of Benton,
Iowa, and numerous nieces, neph-
ews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by
his grandparents, Cecil and Grace
Bjustrom and William and Gladys
Services were held at the Unit-
ed Methodist Church in Mount
Ayr, Iowa on Monday, July 30,
2013, with Pastor Bill Armstrong
officiating. Musicians were Nancy
Sackett, Carol Anne McCreary,
Barbie Belzer, Grace Warin and
Jodie Wurster.
Casket bearers included Jay
Bjustrom, Tyler Bjustrom, Corey
Bjustrom, Dustin Bjustrom, Dylan
Bjustrom, Drew Bjustrom, Conner
Bjustrom, Colby Bjustrom, Clay-
ton Bjustrom, Noah Murphy and
Collin Murphy.
Burial was in the Rose Hill
Cemetery in Mount Ayr.
Judy Snedeker
Judith K. Snedeker, 66, passed
away Friday, July 26, 2013, at Uni-
ty Point Hospice Taylor House.
Judy was born May 27, 1947 to
Roy and Helen Blunck in Creston,
Iowa. She worked for Iowa Luther-
an Hospital and Methodist Medi-
cal center. Judy enjoyed golfing,
gardening and canning. She loved
spending time with her friends and
family, especially her cherished
granddaughter, Courtney.
Judy is survived by her hus-
band of 44 years, Donald; son,
Eric (Cathy) Snedeker; grand-
daughter, Courtney; mother, Helen
Blunck; siblings, Jean (Dwayne)
Davenport, Virginia Rees, JoAnn
Trillenger, Bill (Kathi) Blunck,
Linda (Larry) Sickels, Nancy
(Dave) Stephens and Donald
(Mary K.) Blunck; sister-in-law,
Norma (Gene) Rector; brother-in-
law, Gerald Cannon, and several
nieces, nephews, extended family
and friends.
She was preceded in death by
her father, Roy Blunck, and her
brother, Robert Blunck.
A graveside service was held
Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at Ben-
ton cemetery in Benton, Iowa. A
Celebration of Judy’s life will be
held from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Au-
gust 4, 2013, at All In The Family
Lounge, 4249 Fleur Dr., Suite 31
in Des Moines.
Memorial contributions may
be directed to Unity Point Hospice
Taylor House.
Online condolences may be ex-
pressed at www.HamiltonsFuner-
Pauline Wood
Pauline Wood, 94, of Mount
Ayr, formerly of Ellston, died July
22, 2013, at the Clearview Home
in Mount Ayr.
Services were Friday, July 26,
2013, at the United Methodist
Church in Ellston. The Rev. Rob-
in Thomas officiated the service.
Burial was in the Ellston Cemetery.
Memorials may be to the United
Methodist Church in Ellston.
Mrs. Wood, daughter of Frank
and Mary Gray, was born May
28, 1919 in Ellston. She gradu-
ated from Ellston high school in
1936. On October 23, 1937 she
married Donald “Breezy” Wood
in Tipton, Iowa. She taught in a
country school, was a homemaker
and worked in her later years in the
grocery store in Ellston. She was
a member of the United Method-
ist Church in Ellston. She enjoyed
playing golf and cards and will
be remembered for her delightful
sense of humor.
Survivors include four sons,
LeRoy (Sandi) Wood of Keller-
ton, Iowa, Greg (Debbie) Wood of
Billings, Montana, Ronald (Pam)
Wood of Gravois Mills, Mis-
souri and Kenny (Diane) Wood of
Vian, Oklahoma; three daughters,
Glenda (Jim) Jobe of Sun Lakes,
Arizona, Janet (Lincoln) Jackson
of Creston, Iowa and Mary Ann
(Bob) Pottorff of Mount Ayr, Iowa;
a foster daughter, Ruby Vanderpool
Grose of Glen Rock, Wyoming;
37 grandchildren; 82 great-grand-
children; 26 great-great grandchil-
dren, and two sisters, Doris Vance
of Saint Marys, Idaho and Norma
Michaels of Pendelton, Oregon.
She was preceded in death by
her husband; parents; a son-in-law,
Lynn Sickels, two grandsons, Bob-
by Pottorff and Kevin O’Mailia,
and one infant great-granddaugh-
ter, Gabriella Faith Gilliam.
A memorial has been estab-
lished in the name of Pauline Wood
to the United Methodist Church of
Services were conducted at the
United Methodist Church in Ell-
ston on Friday, July 26, 2013, with
Rev. Robin Thomas officiating.
Musical selections were “Wind
Beneath My Wings” and “A Place
In The Sun.”
Casket bearers included Steve
Wood, John Sickels, Scott Wood,
Mike O’Mailia, Omer Adli, Jeff
Jobe, Shawn O’Mailia, Greg Jobe,
Randy Pottorff, Brent Wood, Gavin
Wood, Mike Wood, Isaac Rush,
Paul Rush, Donnie Grose, Kenny
Grose and Mike Grose.
Burial was in the Ellston Ceme-
tery in Ellston. Watson-Armstrong
Funeral Home was in charge of the
July 22, 2013
The Ringgold County Board of
Supervisors met in regular session
Monday, July 22, 2013. The meet-
ing was called to order at 9 a.m. with
the following members present: Da-
vid Inloes, Royce Dredge and Kraig
A motion was made by Royce
Dredge and seconded by Kraig
Pennington to approve the agenda.
AYES: Unanimous. NAYS: None.
A motion was made by Kraig
Pennington and seconded by Royce
Dredge to approve the previous min-
utes. AYES: Unanimous. NAYS:
The following salaries have been
approved for FY 2014:
Supervisors $26,131.76;
Auditor $39,691.98;
Treasurer $39,691.98;
Recorder $39,691.98;
Attorney $38,886.10;
Sheriff $52,855.87;
0 percent Emergency Management
and Veterans Affairs;
2.5 percent Secondary Roads;
3.5 percent Buildings/Grounds
Manager, Assessor, Weed
Commissioner and
County Conservation;
4 percent Ringgold County
Supportive Services (C. Cole -
9.91 percent and E. Creveling-
10 percent), and
5 percent Public Health and
The board will make the follow-
ing contributions for FY2014:
Organization FY14 Contribution
Area 14 $ 8,235.00
Historical Society $ 4,250.00
Library $15,000.00
MATURA $ 5,000.00
Pioneer Cemetery $11,000.00
Ringgold County
Fair $12,500.00
Ringgold County
Development Corp. $12,500.00
Ringgold County Soil &
Water Conservation $ 3,000.00
Rural Iowa Crisis
Center $ 2,000.00
SICOG $ 4,747.00
Southern Iowa Trolley $ 5,135.00
TOTAL- $83,367.00
Sue Richards was present to dis-
cuss with the board the Tingley inter-
section light and provide corrections
to previous minutes. Richards said
there was an error in previous min-
utes as she did not state the county
is under any maintenance agree-
ment with REC as they do not own
the pole at that intersection. Rich-
ards confirmed this with John Al-
len. Richards questioned if the board
looked into the agreement that was
signed once the county took over re-
sponsibility from the state.
Attorney Clint Spurrier met with
the board to review issues relating to
the Rural Improvement Zone (RIZ)
Engineer Zach Gunsolley met
with the board to provide secondary
roads updates.
Ron Abbot met with the board
to discuss standard operating proce-
dures within the county. Four days
ago the secondary roads crew re-
moved a livestock barrier during a
bridge project on Abbot’s and Kevin
Kilgore’s property. As a result Ab-
bot said his cattle did not remain in
his pasture. Abbot requested that his
three cattle panels be replaced. He
added that if any of the rip rap wash-
es down on his property that would
be considered trespassing.
The board met with veterans af-
fairs director Gary Smith to discuss
his IPERS contributions. Smith re-
ported that his commission did ap-
prove a 3.5 percent salary increase
for FY2014. This would amount to
$399 for the year. The board and
Smith agreed to deduct $25 per pay-
check to reimburse the county for
back IPERS owed. The board also
discussed with Smith his position
with general relief. It was brought
to the supervisors’ attention that the
general relief and veterans affairs po-
sitions cannot be combined without
holding a special election. The board
does not wish to do this. Pennington
said he will talk to MATURA about
the situation.
WHEREAS, the Ringgold Coun-
ty Board of Supervisors hereby ap-
proves the treasurer’s annual report
as presented by treasurer Debbie
THEREFORE, a motion was
made by Kraig Pennington and
seconded by Royce Dredge stating
The vote on the resolution:
AYES: Unanimous. NAYS: None.
ATTEST: Amanda Waske, audi-
tor. Passed and approved July 22,
WHEREAS, the Ringgold Coun-
ty Board of Supervisors hereby ap-
proves the transfer of funds as fol-
From General Basic Fund to Sec-
ondary Roads Fund, $46,034;
From Rural Basic Fund to Sec-
ondary Roads Fund, $665,704.
THEREFORE, a motion was
made by Royce Dredge and sec-
onded by Kraig Pennington stating
The vote on the resolution:
AYES: Unanimous. NAYS: None.
ATTEST: Amanda Waske, audi-
tor. Passed and approved July 22,
There was no further business. A
motion was made by Royce Dredge
and seconded by Kraig Pennington
to adjourn the meeting at 3:25 p.m.
Ringgold County Auditor
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Rachel Sobotka showed the champion bucket calf.
The reserve champion bucket calf is
shown by Erin Sobotka.
Incorrect photos in the champion and reserve
champion bucket calf categories at the 2013
Ringgold County Fair appeared in an ad in the
paper last week.
The Mount Ayr Record-News regrets the error
and congratulates all the 4-H beef project winners.
2nd team
Mount Ayr catcher Paige
Daughton was named to the All-
Pride of Iowa conference sec-
ond team for 2013. Daughton
will be a senior in the fall.
The schedule for Mount Ayr
high school football mini-camps
have been announced by the Raid-
er athletic department.
Rookie camp for all incoming
freshmen and anyone new to the
Mount Ayr football will be held
Monday, August 5 beginning at 6
Lineman camp will open at 6
p.m. Tuesday, August 6.
The mini-camp for backs and
receivers will be held Wednesday,
August 7 at 6 p.m.
The pre-season team camp
Football mini-camps
open next week
will be held Thursday, August 8
with special teams reporting from
8-10:30 a.m. and defense coming
in from 1-3:30 p.m. Equipment
check out will follow the defensive
camp. That evening the offense
will report from 6-8:30 p.m.
Football practice officially be-
gins Monday, August 12. Practice
times will be announced closer to
the start date.
The athletic staff stresses that
all players must have a current
physical on file before they will be
allowed to practice.
Mount Ayr Hy-Vee manager Roger Townsend presents Abbey Schafer
with her first-place trophy from the Hy-Vee Chicken Wings for Charity
event held Friday, July 19, as part of the Smokin’ in the Ayr activities.
Smokin’ in the
Ayr releases
category winners
Results have been announced
for the recent Smokin’ in the Ayr
competition, including the Hy-Vee
Wings for Charity event.
Named grand champion was 2
Shay BBQ - Cass Shay. Reserve
grand champion went to Beer-B-
Cuers - Tim Jones.
The People’s Choice award
went to Maloy Smokemasters -
Bill Schaefer.
Category place-winners went
1. Wright Brothers BBQ - Jake
Wright - 190.2854
2. Dirt Road BBQ - Ryan Mur-
phy - 180.0002
3. Smokin’ Buds - Joe Dukes -
4. BMJ’s BBQ - Brent Ricker -
5. Worth Smokin’ - Tyler McEl-
vain - 177.1426
1. Hardwood BBQ - Tracy Ro-
bison - 200.5718
2. Beer-B-Cuers - Tim Jones -
3. Drooling Pig Pit Crew - Brice
Mitchell - 189.1430
4. Notorious BBQ - Kevin Trul-
linger - 186.2856
5. Blue Eyed BBQ Crew - Ab-
bey Schafer - 185.7146
1. Dirt Road BBQ - Ryan Murphy
- 206.2856
2. 2 Shay BBQ - Cass Shay -
3. Still/Nickle BBQ - Mike Still -
4. Smokin’ Guns - Brent Wasteney
- 192.0000
5. Beer-B-Cuers - Tim Jones -
1. 2 Shay BBQ - Cass Shay -
2. Dirt Road BBQ - Ryan Murphy
- 197.7142
3. Beer-B-Cuers - Tim Jones -
4. Smokin’ Buds - Joe Dukes -
5. Wide Open BBQ - Shawn Werts
- 182.8568
1. Dirt Road BBQ - Ryan Murphy
- 209.1430
2. Worth Smokin’ - Tyler McEl-
vain - 203.4286
3. Drooling Pig Pit Crew - Brice
Mitchell - 197.7144
4. Wright Brothers BBQ - Jake
Wright - 182.8568
5. Smokin’ Guns - Brent Wasteney
- 181.7150
Hy-Vee Wings
Place-winners were also an-
nounced for the Chicken Wings for
Charity event sponsored by Hy-
First place was won by Blue
Eyed BBQ - Abbey Schafer.
Second place went to Notorious
BBQ - Kevin Trullinger.
A third-place tie went to Still/
Nickle - Mike Still and Maloy
Smokemasters - Bill Schaefer.
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Pee Wee Wrangler winners
Kade and Karson Dugan (above) were named champions of the Pee
Wrangler show at the Ringgold County Fair while Cody Larson and Matt
Larson (below) won the prize for best costume.
The fourth annual Stroke, Spoke
and Stride competition will be held
Saturday, August 3. Registration
begins at 8 a.m. at an acreage lo-
cated 13 miles south of Mount Ayr
at 11271 Riverside Drive with the
race to start at 9 a.m.
The event is dedicated to the
memory of Steve Myer.
Legs for the mini-triathlon are a
one-quarter mile swim, a nine mile
bike ride and a 2.4 mile run. Those
distances, however, may be divid-
ed among any number of members
on a team.
“Over 50 people, many fami-
lies and kids, will be participat-
ing, most of them from Ringgold
County,” said organizer Chris
Doster. “As those who have been
involved in the past know, the SSS
is always fun. It is all about fam-
ily and friends getting together
and celebrating being healthy and
happy. We have a great band, Liq-
uid Sunshine, lined up this year to
provide live music too! Podium
Ink designed neon green and pink
shirts for participants, and Mount
Ayr Hy-Vee has agreed to be title
sponsor of the event by donating
some prizes for the post race raffle
and providing water/bananas.”
Greggo’s pizza will also be
available for participants after the
For more information, contact
Doster at 515-201-8698.
this Saturday
The Mount Ayr Golf and Coun-
try Club hosted a youth golf tour-
nament for ages 4-18 on Thursday,
July 18.
Tournament results are as fol-
Girls 4-6
Longest Drive - Keely Wastene
Lowest Score - Tatum Friedrich
Other golfers in group - Bralyn
Boys 4-6
Putting contest - Bryson Martin (3
years old)
Putting contest - Kash Wasteney
Longest Drive - Tanner Streit
Lowest score - Kash Wasteney
Other golfers in group - Louden
and Calvin Main
Girls 7-11
Putting Contest - Tegan Streit
Longest Drive - Payten Lambert
Lowest Score (tie) Melaina Haley
and Payten Lambert
Other golfers in group - Kianna
Paxson and Jillian Kniep
Boys 7-11
Putting Contest - Dawson Frost
Longest Drive - Dawson Frost
Lowest score - Cayden Lambert
Other golfers in group - Ethan
Main and Colton Dredge
Girls 12-13
Putting Contest - Abbigail Haley
Longest Drive - Alexis Main
Lowest Score - Kylee Smith
Boys 14-18
Lowest Score - Connor Giles
Sponsors of the tournament
were Ringgold County Outdoor Al-
liance, US Bank, Ringgold County
Hospital, MACHS Class of 2017,
MACS Boosters and Mike and
Shelly Shields family.
Youth tourney held
The annual pedal tractor pull at
the Ringgold County Fair brought
out 65 competitors.
Place winners and qualifers in-
Four year olds
1 Ethan Lininger, Grant City,
2 Grant Bogert, Lee’s Summit,
3 Grace Fowler, Lake Geneva,
Q: Lacey Weeda, Tingley
Five year olds
1 Mackenzie Knox, Mount Ayr
2 Ella Waske, Kellerton
3 Adden Shay, Tingley
Q: Kieran Thorton, Lorimor
Six year olds
Seven year olds
1 Ethan Main, Mount Ayr
2 Tucker Knox, Mount Ayr
3 Rylee Miles, Mt. Moriah MO
Q: Lauren Triggs, Mount Ayr
Eight year olds
1 Jillian Kniep, Mount Ayr
2 Collin McAlexander, Ellston
3 Jacob Novak, Diagonal
Q: Eva Sobota, Tingley
Nine year olds
1 Adler Shay, Tingley
2 Halsie Barnes, Tingley
3 Bryson Triggs, Mount Ayr
10 year olds
1 Abigail Barnes, Lamoni
2 Jasmine Maginnis-Taylor, Oma-
ha NE
3 Levi Henry, Ellston
11 year olds
1 Alexis Main, Mount Ayr
2 Dawson Swank, Mount Ayr
3 Tanner Parman, Benton
Q: Samantha Stewart, Mount Ayr
12 year olds
1 Parker Maynes, Winterset
Eighty-three young people
competed in the pedal tractor pull
at the Clearfield Fourth of July cel-
Place-winners and qualifiers in-
Four year olds
1 Ethan Lininger, Grant City MO
2 Tytan Gourley, Clearfield
3 Levi Fitzgerald, Lenox
Q: Payton Baker, Bridgewater
Jana Maharry, Waukee
Five year olds
1 Brock Jones, Shannon City
2 Rylan Larsen, Clearfield
3 Gunner Hommer, Indianola
Q: Ella Waske, Kellerton
MacKenzie Knox, Mount Ayr
Six year olds
1 Owen Whittington, Diagonal
2 Wyatt Baker, Bridgewater
3 Aubrianna Greenland, Tingley
Q: Breya Nickle, Clearfield
Seven year olds
1 Jake Jones, Shannon City
2 Tucker Knox, Mount Ayr
3 Aiden Eggert, Clearfield
Q: Riley DeGonia, Diagonal
Riley Marshall, Lenox
Eight year olds
1 Jacob Novak, Diagonal
2 Alaina Whittington, Diagonal
3 Patton Culbertson, Perry
Q: Alexis Greenland, Tingley
Nine year olds
1 William O’Connor, Clearfield
2 Conner Fitzgerald, Lenox
3 Maddie Stewart, Maloy
10 year olds
1 Cullen Wood, Lenox
2 Tyra Stoaks, Lenox
3 Jodie Perkins, Clearfield
Q: Lindsey Jannette, Blockton
11 year olds
1 Sam Stewart, Maloy
2 Tanner Parman, Benton
3 Justin Dillinger, Diagonal
Q: Kim Webb, Tingley
12 year olds
1 Austin Greenland, Tingley
2 Connor Swank, Mount Ayr
3 Dylan Lawrence, Diagonal
Area pedal pull
results announced
Free school supplies will be
available to families in need at a
back-to-school event to be held
Monday, August 5 from 3-6 p.m.
at the First Christian Church in
Mount Ayr.
A large number of school sup-
plies will be available, including
backpacks, calculators, assignment
books, markers, scissors, glue and
The event is sponsored by the
Ringgold County Ministerial As-
sociation, area churches and Com-
munity Partnerships for Protecting
Free school
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