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Mount Ayr school board declines Cleareld request to consider reorganization

The Mount Ayr Community school board declined a request from the Cleareld schools to consider reorganization, heard a report of student academic performance, approved bids for buses and for upgrades to the high schools wireless network and approved a spending reduction plan as part of its regular meeting held Monday, March 11. Cleareld reorganization After considerable discussion, the board voted unanimously to decline further consideration of a request from the Cleareld schools to reorganize with the Mount Ayr district. Superintendent Joe Drake, who serves as superintendent of both the Cleareld and Mount Ayr districts, explained the Cleareld district had come to the point where a dwindling student population could no longer nancially sustain the district. If Cleareld can not nd an adjoining district with which to reorganize, the district would begin the process of dissolution. He said the Cleareld board had approached the Lenox and Diagonal school districts, but both had declined consideration of reorganization. The Bedford district will consider the request at its meeting this week. Drake presented a list of potential advantages and disadvantages for reorganization. Among the advantages were the opportunity to gain increased student population and to increase the districts total assessed value, which would decrease the total tax levy by having more land value to spread the tax burden. He pointed out, however, during a reorganization landowners who border neighboring districts could choose to opt their land out of the newly reorganized district and into the adjoining district. In addition, reorganization would increase the districts geographic area thus requiring an additional bus route. Drake added a reorganization would not guarantee a certain number of new students because some could open enroll out to a neighboring district anyway. Cleareld board members Patty Parrish and Becky Kerns attended Mondays meeting not only to help explain Clearelds situation but also to thank the Mount Ayr board for their past working relationship. Student progress report Valle Smith presented the annual report of student progress that includes a wide variety of data on student achievement through the 2012 school year. The 30-page document not only tracks student achievement trends over a period of years but also provides context for district demographics and explains some state and federal performance requirements. The report tracks overall student performance in reading, math and science and breaks the data down into subgroups such as gender and socio-economic status. The report indicates Mount Ayr students in grades 3-11 generally perform at or above regional and state levels in reading prociency, math prociency and science prociency. In addition, composite ACT scores are at the state average of 22.1. A more detailed discussion of the performance data will appear in a future issue of the Mount Ayr Record-News. Bids approved The board approved a bid for two new school buses that would be paid for in part by the recentlyreceived Clean Diesel School Bus Rebate program grant from the Environmental Protection Agency. The board voted to accept the bid of $95,138 each from the Thomas Bus Company. The board received a second bid for $94,763 from the Blue Bird company, but they chose the slightly higher bid at the recommendation of transportation director Dick Still and superintendent Drake. Still explained most of the districts bus eet were Thomas buses, and the district had always been very satised with their longevity and performance. The board also approved a bid of $14,312.27 from Communication Innovators for purchase and installation of new wireless access points throughout the secondary building. The project will replace 32 existing access points that can no longer handle the buildings Internet service needs. The district received a second bid of over $16,000 for the same project. Technology director Kim Curry said replacement will begin once school is out for the summer so as ____________________________
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Diagonal, Lenox also pass on reorganization
The Cleareld school board of directors met in special session Tuesday, March 5 to discuss information from superintendent Joe Drake concerning possible reorganization with a neighboring district. Drake reported he had talked with both the Diagonal superintendent and the Lenox superintendent, but neither of their boards was receptive to reorganization with the Cleareld district. The Cleareld board decided to wait until hearing back from Mount Ayr and Bedford school boards before continuing with the dissolution process. [The Mount Ayr board declined pursuing reorganization at its March 11 meeting.] The board tabled pursuit of dissolution for the March 19 board meeting. Board members Bob Cameron, Patty Parrish and Becky Kerns agreed to serve on the dissolution committee. A list was compiled with names of people the board would consider to be on the dissolution committee if reorganization is not an option. The regular March meeting has been rescheduled to Tuesday, March 19. The regular meeting will begin at 6 p.m. with the public hearing set for 7 p.m.

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Snapshots of Ringgold County

Navigating around Ringgold County

As part of our commemoration of the Record-News 150th year of publishing, each week we will feature a photo of life in Ringgold County. Snapshots of Ringgold County photos will vary as the seasons and events dictate. This photo shows a somewhat confusing sign post at the four-way stop on county road J20 one mile north of Ellston. This is the second of the photos in our commemorative series.

Mount Ayr students receive 1 speech ratings

A total of four I ratings were earned by Mount Ayr high school students competing in the state speech contest Saturday at the Nevada high school. Maggie Jennett started the morning off with her acting piece entitled, Willie the Angelic Child by Walter Ben Hare. She received I ratings from all three of the judges for an overall I rating. Jennett also performed a prose piece entitiled, Lulu and the Brontosaurus and received a I rating from all three judges for a I rating. Allison Wallace presented a poetry piece entitled, The Naming of Cats and received I ratings from all three judges for an overall I rating. Matt Poore performed in improvisation. He had to act out the characters of a secretary and a bus driver and his situation was selling used bikes. He received a I rating from all three judges for an overall I rating. Lew Knapp performed an acting piece called 368 Friends by Bradley Walton. Lew received a II rating from all three judges for an overall II. Jacob Sobotka competed in radio broadcast. Jacob received a I rating from one judge and the other two judges gave him a II for an overall II rating.

Hospital welcomes new doctor to medical staff

Maggie Jennett Based upon her performance at the state meet, Maggie Jennett has qualied for the All State Speech Contest to be held at the University of Northern Iowa on March 25. Maggie will perform her prose selection, Lulu and the Brontosaurus. Ringgold County Hospital has announced Dr. Jerald J. Phipps has joined the staff of the Mount Ayr Medical Clinic at the hospital. Dr. Phipps comes to Mount Ayr from Boone, where he has practiced for the past 20 years. An Iowa native, he grew up in Boone, graduated from the University of Iowa and received his medical degree from Des Moines University. After completing his residency at the University of Illinois at Rockford, Dr. Phipps returned to Boone and a family practice clinic there. Family practice is what I love, said Dr. Phipps. Its great taking care of people of all ages. From when theyre babies to when theyre in nursing homes, every time of life brings its own challenges.

Donovans Daughters on stage

The MACHS spring play, Donovans Daughters, was presented last week to enthusiastic audiences. Shown above (L-R) are three of the Donovan girls with their beaus: Jake Sobotka, Hannah Fletchall, Maggie Jennett, Braydee Poore, Erin Dolececk and Matt Poore. More pictures from the production can be found on page six of this weeks Record-News.

Ringgold County Hospitals modern facility was just one of the things that attracted Dr. Phipps

Dr. Jerald J. Phipps

to his new position. I was ready for a change, he explained. And when I visited RCH, I was immediately taken with how welcoming and friendly everyone was. The hospital itself is gorgeous, and the people are wonderful. Its really a perfect t for me. When hes not caring for patients, Dr. Phipps is an avid traveler who also enjoys hunting and shing. An umpire and coach, he has spent many volunteer hours with little leagues, as well as high school softball and baseball teams. He hopes to get involved with the Mount Ayr teams this spring and summer. For more information on the services offered at the Mount Ayr Medical Clinic or Ringgold County Hospital, call 641-464-3226 or visit

Following his dream of acting

By Madison Hoseld Tyler Hayse, son of Peter and Sally Hayse of Maryville, MO and grandson of Preston and Katie Hayse of Redding, has broadened his small town roots to the big city lights of Hollywood. With a lot of courage and spontaneity, this twenty-one-year-old boy from the Midwest took a leap of faith and moved halfway across the country to pursue a career he had always thought to be interesting. After graduating from Maryville high school in 2010, Tyler started his post-secondary education at Northwest Missouri State University. After studying graphic design for three semesters at the university, Tyler got the sudden notion to pack up and leave for Hollywood to chase an acting vocation. He was unsure what he wanted to do with himself at the time and decided he could study graphic design at any time in his life. With the idea that he could get into acting more easily while he was still young, he made the quick move to California within a month of deciding. With never being in any school plays or having any sort of acting background, he had zero acting credits when he got to Hollywood and literally had to work his way up from the bottom. The one credit he had to put on his resume was the lead role in his aunt Shaun Knieps Mother Goose play in seventh grade. Although he had no acting accountability, that was nothing to slow him down in making his way to auditions. Hayse located himself in North Hollywood in the Valley, which he talked to everyone and started discovering websites that had information about auditions. He said asking around was the main way he learned how to get involved. He began taking acting classes when he could on the weekends simply to improve his skills. Tylers days are never normal as each day is always different for him. He usually spends most of his time searching the web for auditions, but the days he actually has an audition or acting gig, he is very busy. Audition days consist of waking up, memorizing his lines, going to the audition and waiting in line forever just to perform a few lines. He admits that he still has huge stage fright to this day, but its something he just has to overcome when placed in front of the camera. Hayse says you can always tell whether your audition went well or not by the way the producers react. The longer youre in the audition room, the better. As of now, Hayse has no agent. He says a good agent is hard to get, and he wants the best possible. So with that, he wants to wait awhile and build up his resume and SAG (Screen Actors Guild) in order to attain a prime agent. I love being somebody else in front of the camera, Hayse replied when asked what the best part of his career has been. He said he just enjoys the acting, the freedom and the number of people he has met, including numerous famous people. He moved to California ____________________________
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Werner family named Master Farmers

Jim and Ann Werner of Diagonal have been named Iowa Master Farmers by Wallaces Farmer magazine. They are among four families from across the state to be honored. Its a tremendous honor, said Ann. It has a lot to do with conservation and the family. We have made a strong effort to protect the land. Were very humbled by the honor. According to a press release from the magazine, the Werners have raised cattle for 40 years. In that time, they have worked diligently to improve feed efciency and land sustainability. Four years ago they began testing yearling bulls and heifers at a feed intake monitoring barn. EIDequipped bunks, readers and scales under the bunks and electronic chips in ear tags are used to collect individual data. Of their 2,000 grazing acres, they have dedicated 29 acres to lter strips along streams. They also fence off most ponds to reduce erosion and prevent mortalities. Since the 1970s, the Werners have restored ditches by placing round hay bales in them and letting cattle trample them in to hold the soil. To reestablish an older hay eld, the land is cropped for three years. Planting is done on the contour. Planters are driven across wide, grassed waterways, and crop rows channel runoff directly into the waterways and prevent ditches outside the grass. Farming at the Werner operation is a family affair. Their daughter, Bonnie Larson, and husband Will live nearby and handle most of the paperwork. The Larsons, along with daughter Becky Hays and her husband, Craig, operate Critical Insights, a carcass ultrasound company. Becky also owns Ultra Insights Processing Lab near Maryville, MO. Werners son, Clint, works on the farm and manages crops. In addition, Clint, his brother Joe and his wife Heather, operate Werner Feed Efciency Testing Center, where cattle from throughout the Midwest are tested and receive ofcial feed efciency data.

Jim and Ann Werner of Diagonal were named Iowa Master Farmers by Wallaces Farmer Magazine, one of only four families to receive the honor in Iowa this year.

he classied as the more preppy part of Hollywood. When making the big move, he expected it to have more of the big city feel, more like New York City. Living in the Valley, he appreciates that he still gets the small town feeling, as there really isnt much trafc at night, and its a little more peaceful. Hayse took awhile to get settled in Hollywood before branching out into auditions. When he rst moved west, he worked at a funeral home from March until July just to get his nances built up a bit. This denitely wasnt his ideal job, so once he started becoming busy with acting, he committed his time to that. Tyler rst got started by signing up to be an extra in various movies and shows. While being around a lot of different people,

Tyler Hayse

Getting Lincoln ready for reading day
Every parent has probably come up against the situation that daughter Erin had with her son Eli recently. Not everyone has risen to the occasion with quite the aplomb, however. (Aplomb is Valle and my new favorite word. It means self condence or assurance, especially in a demanding situation. But thats another story). Grandson Eli had a day at school where students were to come dressed as their favorite book character. And of course, Eli had trouble making up his mind what he wanted to be until the afternoon of the day before the event. (At least he told his mother before the morning he was supposed to be dressed up). His new favorite book is I Grew Up To Be President by Laurie Calkhoven. Eli purchased it at the book fair going on at his school similar to the one that Valle is helping with at the Mount Ayr Community elementary school this week. Eli has become aware of politics, and is staking out his claim as a Republican at his young age. He wants to know which party each of the presidents belonged to. Erin has been trying to explain that the parties as we know them today are not the same all the way back through history, but that may be a little beyond second grade American history. But maybe not. On every spread of the book, readers learn about the presidents childhoods, families, careers, accomplishments in ofce, and life after the White House. Famous quotes, major events, and fun facts are all included. Eli nally decided that he wanted to be Abraham Lincoln for the dress up day. He has been especially interested in Lincoln after we visited the Lincoln sites in Illinois on a trip with the family a couple of years ago. Lincoln it was. So Erin began scrambling to try to come up with something. Her rst thought was to try to construct a top hat out of paper and come up with a beard out of yarn. They looked for pictures of Lincoln and found some before he grew his beard, so it wouldnt be completely necessary to have a beard and still be Lincoln for a day. Then Erin got a bright idea. What if she crocheted a hat? She hadnt crocheted anything more complicated than a scarf before, but she wondered what might be out there on the internet. As we know, the world is waiting for any question a person may want to Google, Bing or Yahoo out into the world. (Or any of a number of other search engines). Erin discovered a video on how to crochet a top hat. Imagine that. After she put the kids to bed, she pulled out some black yarn and began the project. She would pause the video, rewind, and work to get her efforts to be like what she was being shown online. Once she got going, she realized that if she followed the pattern completely, the hat would be much too big for Eli. So she experimented as she went along and cut down the size to more nearly t Elis head. By now the evening was wearing on and morning arrived. Once she had the hat under control, she decided

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she could add the beard too. She had seen Beanie Beards, the crocheted fake beards that people wear to keep their face warm when out in the cold. My brother Steve had one that he wore at the family Christmas celebration when most of the crowd went sledding. A beanie beard includes a moustache, however, and that wouldnt quite be what she wanted. So she kept Googling. Aha. She found a pattern for a gnome beard on another site. It was made of several layers, but if she used just one, it would look like a Lincoln beard. So she crocheted it on to the hat to hang down in a one-piece Lincoln costume construction. It was about 3 a.m. when her seven-hour masterpiece was completed. When Eli woke up in the morning and saw his Lincoln hat and beard, he was ecstatic. He dressed up in his suit and looked just like his hero. Eli wore it to school. He wouldnt take it off at recess. When he came home he kept it on when he went down the street to play with his friends. Its quite a creation, as you can see from the photo. As for Erin, she was exhausted, but exhilarated. She had accepted a challenge and beat it. Its not the most polished piece of crocheting, but it met the need, she said. Now shell have to put her new idea up on the internet, just in case there is a mother who will take the time to match her energy. As for Eli and Lincoln, hes looking for more material about his favorite character. He wants to go see the Lincoln movie, despite it having a rating above his age grade. Well have to negotiate when we go to Columbia for spring break to see if his parents think it would be appropriate. Whether his Lincoln obsession will last or he nds a new favorite book character to want to be, time will tell. Surely the memory of this one second grade day will live on with him, no matter what. His mom earned a star in her crown for this one, Im sure.

Changes coming to Medicare

Important changes are taking place for Iowans on Medicare in 2013. Some of the most signicant changes relate to mental health coverage, says Kris Gross from the state of Iowas Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP). People with Medicare Part B pay less out of pocket for outpatient mental health treatment now. The co-payment is now 35 percent, down from 50 percent. Medicare Part D (prescription drug) plans are now allowed to cover benzodiazepine and barbiturate medications, such as those used to treat chronic mental disorders, as well as cancer and epilepsy. Prior to this year, Medicare did not pay for these prescription drugs. People with Medicare Part D plans will also see a greater discount for their medications once they reach the coverage gap or donut hole. The discount has increased from 50 percemt in 2012, to 52.5 percent for brand-name medicines your plan covers, and from 14 percent in 2012 to 21 percent for generic medicines in 2013. These discounts will be applied automatically at the pharmacy or by the mail-order supplier. Those with Original Medicare will begin to see newly-designed, easier to understand quarterly Medicare summary notices starting later this year. The language is simpler, the print is larger, and there are clear denitions right on the form. There are also step-by-step instructions to check the forms accuracy, appeal anything that is wrong or report potential fraud. The new forms will be phased in between February and June. Medicare premiums and deductibles have increased slightly in 2013. The Part B premium for most people in 2013 is $104.90 per month, up $5, and the annual Part B deductible is $147, an increase of $7, compared to 2012. The Part A deductible, if you are admitted to a hospital, is $1,184, an increase of $28. If you have questions about Medicare, over 300 SHIIP counselors around the state are available to sit down and talk with you face-to-face. SHIIP is a service of the Iowa Insurance Division and all services are free, condential and objective. To nd the SHIIP site nearest you call 1-800-3514664 (TTY 800-735-2942), go to or email

Poetry contest entries sought

Poetryfest is sponsoring a poetry contest free to everyone. There are 100 prizes in all, and the $1,000 grand prize goes to the last poet standing. Poems of 21 lines or less on any subject and in any style will be judged by contest director Betty Cummins Starr-Joyal. We are a non-prot group of friendly poets who love awarding cash prizes to deserving poets, she said. We love to read and discuss new poems and trust this contest will produce exciting discoveries. Participants may submit one poem to Free Poetry Contest, PO Box 3336, Central Point, OR 97502 or entries may come online at Deadline for entries is March 31. Entries should include the poets name and address on the same page as the poem. All entrants will receive a winners list.

Fifty Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr RecordNews, Thursday, March 7, 1963.) Pfc. Leo E. Croy of Mount Ayr was one of three soldiers killed late Saturday night in a car accident about two and one-half miles south of Springeld, NE. Croy, who was stationed at a Nike missile base near Louisville, NE, was a member of Battery B., 6th Missile Battalion, 43rd Artillery. Mrs. Norma Lee assumed the duties of ofce assistant for the Ringgold Mutual Insurance Association on Tuesday of last week. Mrs. Lee was named to the position to ll the vacancy caused by the resignation of Mrs. Raymond Sickels, who had served in that capacity for several years. Judge Charles J. Lewis fell yesterday morning in front of the R.E.A. ofce on the west side of the square and fractured his left arm. Mr. Lewis was taken by county attorney Arlen F. Hughes to the Ringgold County Hospital, where X-rays determined a fracture above the elbow. He will be conned to the hospital for several days. Five members of the Mount Ayr Chapter F.F.A. received trophy awards at the Parent-Son Banquet, February 22, for outstanding work on their home farm supervised farming programs. Those honored were James McCreary, beef trophy award; Raymond Shields, sheep trophy; Doyle Richards, crop trophy; Gary Hailey, dairy trophy, and Dan Sickels, swine trophy. The Mount Ayr bowlers clinched the title in the Iowa-Missouri Traveling League when they beat the second-place Lamoni team three straight games Sunday at Lucky Lanes in Mount Ayr. The Mount Ayr team ended the season with 30 wins and 15 losses. Burl Reynolds, Owen Spencer, Everett Reynolds, Gary McCullough, Elza Fetty and Albert Bagley have alternated as members of the local team and Bob Ward served as a substitute. Mrs. Laurance Bishop of Mount Ayr was re-elected chairman of the Family Living Committee during a meeting of the group held Thursday afternoon in the First Christian Church. Newly elected ofcers are Mrs. John Taylor of Diagonal, vice chairman, and Mrs. Bob Beck of Kellerton, secretary. The Ringgold County Farm Bureau reached its 1963 total of 557 members on March 1, during a threeday new member drive headed by W. E. Kelley, membership chairman. This is the second consecutive year the county organization has attained its membership goal. Last year the goal was reached on March 23, under the co-chairmanship of Paul Dukes and John D. Miller. William J. (Bill) Buck, former manager of the Ames In-Cross operation at Roland, has accepted a position with the DeKalb Agricultural Association as manager of its Foundation Stock Center at Marion, OH. Mr. Buck is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Buck of Diagonal. Joan Lynch, a womens physical education major at the Northwest Missouri State College in Maryville, has been named chairman of the college womens intramural bowl-

LOOKING BACK in the Early Files

ing program for 1963-1964. Joyce Lynch, an elementary education major at the same college, has been chosen as a representative to the Association of Women Students by the residents of Hudson Hall. She was also elected oor chairman for Hudson Hall. The Misses Lynch are daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Cleo Lynch of Maloy. Births reported at Ringgold County Hospital this week were a son, born March 3, to Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Hightshoe of Lamoni and a daughter, born March 6, to Mr. and Mrs. Berniel Gabbert of Grant City, MO. Obituaries in this issue were Leo Edward Croy, William Henry Minnick and Conrad Hetzel . Twenty-ve Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr RecordNews, Thursday, March 17, 1988.) A look at the population decline in Ringgold county, the stability but greying of the population of Mount Ayr and projections for the future are aspects of the study done by Iowa State University graduate students who looked at the area from a community planning perspective. The study nds that Mount Ayrs physical and economic development has been typical of small Iowa towns. It notes that while the population of Mount Ayr has remained relatively steady, the number of elderly in the city and county is increasing and Mount Ayr has a larger and larger percentage of the county population living in it. Agriculture Week will be observed in Mount Ayr next week with the annual Farmer Appreciation Night sponsored by the Mount Ayr Resource Commission (MARC). Derry Browneld, a farm broadcaster heard on a 150-station radio network, will be the speaker for the evening and following the program a dance will be held. Browneld is well-known around the midwest from his radio farm news and market information broadcasts as well as his speaking to farm and business groups, civic clubs, high schools and colleges. The arrival of an HSI, Inc. computer system at the Ringgold County Hospital by March 23, with an April 8 conversion day set, was announced at the March 14 Ringgold County Hospital board of trustees meeting. The installation of the leased computer system is the culmination of many years of planning. The system is expected to accomplish: online billing capability in order to ease the collection process; a better quality of information; better analysis of actual budgeted and standard cost and establish relationship between costs and services; department variance analysis and protability analysis, and calculation of variance from DRG reimbursements and standard by patient and physician. When school students come back to Diagonal Community school halls next fall, a familiar face wont be sitting behind the superintendent secretarys desk. Secretary Martha Hammond turned in her resignation for the coming year to the Diagonal Community school board at its regular March meeting after serving at the school for 30 years.

County ofcials and employees from across the state traveled to Des Moines on Wednesday, March 13 for the Fifth Annual County Day at the Capitol hosted by the Iowa State Association of Counties (ISAC). Attending from Ringgold county were supervisors Royce Dredge, David Inloes and Kraig Pennington; auditor Amanda Waske; treasurer Debbie Cannon; recorder Karen Schaefer and emergency management director Teresa Jackson. The event was intended to give county ofcials and employees the opportunity to be involved in the legislative process by promoting legislation that is of importance to counties. ISAC staff spoke to the attendees about the current hot issues and the latest on mental health redesign, road funding, property tax reform and other issues that will

Ofcials attend County Day at the Capitol this week

The birth reported this week was a daughter, born March 14, to Greg and Susan Jobe of Ellston. No obituaries were listed in this weeks issue. Ten Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr RecordNews, Thursday, March 6, 2003.) Economic development and tax policy, negotiations with state employees and education were three major topics of discussion when the second legislative coffee was held in Mount Ayr Saturday. State representative Cecil Dolecheck of Mount Ayr and state senator Jeff Angelo of Creston were on hand for the discussion at Pheasant Run Steakhouse and Lounge in Mount Ayr. Raider wrestler Kevin Trullinger came back from his rst round loss to eventual champion Mitch Langreck of Turkey Valley to take seventh place in the tournament. This was his second trip to the state tournament, where he wrestled at 215 pounds. Four Mount Ayr Community high school speech entries and one from Diagonal Community high school received division I ratings at the district individual speech contest held in Shenandoah Saturday. Receiving top ratings for Mount Ayr Community high school were Amanda Hynek for her story telling and acting entries, Debra Wilson for her prose reading entry and Jared Beck for his improvisation entry. Tory Walkup received a division I rating in prose reading for Diagonal.

A Ringgold county resident won the 1963 Chevrolet Nova convertible given away in a drawing at Lakeside Casino in Osceola recently. The drawing was held at the casino Saturday, Feb. 22, and the classic car was delivered Wednesday, Feb. 26. The car needs to be restored to working condition. Winning the drawing was Debbie Shields of Diagonal. Jim Overholtzer was the winner of the Gene Sevier 2003 cribbage tournament held at Clearview Home in Mount Ayr Saturday. Overholtzer won a three-way playoff game to be named the winner with a score of 726. Second place went to Jim Van Valkenburg with a score of 724. J. B. Routh had a score of 680 for third place. Named honorable mention for having the lowest score, but earning a free entry in the tournament for 2004 was Robyn Bickel. A Mount Ayr student at Graceland University in Lamoni received all-conference honors following the recently completed mens basketball season there. Matt Lynch, a sophomore at the college, received rst team all-conference recognition on the Heart of American conference team following the season. Lynch ended the season ranked rst in the conference in steals with 2.6 per game and 15th in the conference in assists with 2.6 per game. Obituaries in this weeks issue were William Alford Weddle, Minnie Belle Shepherd Cordell, Kenneth Lee Laird and Robert Edward Roe.


impact local government. The group then visited the Capitol to participate in the lobbying process by meeting with their respective legislators. County ofcials focused their discussions with their legislators on ISACs top priorities mental health redesign, road funding and property tax reform. Each of these issues will have signicant scal impacts on counties. County ofcials shared these scal impacts with their senators and representatives The Capitol Rotunda was lled with ISAC afliate member organization displays. This gave the different county ofces the opportunity to introduce legislators and the public to the important services counties provide and their role in the effective administration of county services. Mount Ayr Record-News gift subscriptions are like a weekly letter from home.

St. Patricks Dinner

Sunday, March 17
5 to 7 p.m.

Mount Ayr American Legion Annual Fund-Raiser

American Legion Post 172, Mount Ayr south of The Mount Ayr Inn across from Mount Ayr Golf and Country Club

Corned Beef and Cabbage and the Fixins


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Mount Ayr Clearfield Diagonal Ph. 641-464-3413

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Turkey alternate. Bar open with green beer.

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Due to St. Patricks Day falling on a Sunday, there will be no parade this year.


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5:30 p.m., caller wanting to speak to an ofcer. (MA) 5:42 p.m., 911 call. (OC) 5:56 p.m., two calls reporting cows out. (OC) 6:16 p.m., caller reporting hay in the middle of the road. (OC) 6:18 p.m., 911 call. (MA) 8:28 p.m., caller needing ofcer to talk to teenager. (KE) 9:47 p.m., bondsman calling to speak to inmate. (OC) Saturday, March 2 12:13 a.m., caller needing ofcer to remove someone from their residence. (MA) 8:21 a.m., dispatch to page all county re departments. (MA) 12:09 p.m., dog call. (KE) 12:50 p.m., caller reporting a break-in. (EL) 2:40 p.m., caller with questions about gun permit. (OC) 3:21 p.m., caller needing ofcer to call back. (DI) 4:30 p.m., domestic trouble call. (KE) 8:45 p.m., caller needing to speak to an ofcer. (KE) 10:56 p.m., caller with information about inmate. (CO) Sunday, March 3 6:20 a.m., call for jail regarding the padded cell. (OC) 7:50 a.m., chief deputy checking in. (MA) 7:51 a.m., individual dropping off reading material. (MA) 8:18 a.m., ofcer checking in. (CO) 9:09 a.m., caller checking on a nephew. (OC) 9:41 a.m., caller with phone card information for inmate. (OC) 9:45 a.m., caller needing Decatur County Sheriffs Ofce. (CO) 11:21 a.m., caller asking about bond for inmate. (KE) 1:09 p.m., caller returning call to ofcer. (OC) 4:20 p.m., caller reported being stuck in the car wash. (MA) 5:15 p.m., caller reporting cattle out. (MA) 7:30 p.m., caller wanting to know if the SO had water on their side of town. (MA) Monday, March 4 8:03 a.m., caller setting up visitation with inmate. (OC) 8:07 a.m., caller setting up visitation with inmate. (KE) 8:12 a.m., caller setting up visitation with inmate. (OC) 8:38 a.m., call for sheriff. (OC) 8:48 a.m., call for jail about a cart. (OC) 8:56 a.m., caller with gun permit questions. (OC) 9:17 a.m., call for clerk. (OC) 9:24 a.m., caller setting up visitation with inmate. (OC) 9:30 a.m., caller setting up visitation with inmate. (KE) 9:37 a.m., caller setting up visitation with inmate. (OC) 9:53 a.m., call about hunting in Canada. (OC) 10:17 a.m., call for jail administrator. (OC) 10:51 a.m., caller setting up visitation with inmate. (OC) 11 a.m., call for sheriff. (OC) 11:13 a.m., call for jail. (OC) 11:49 a.m., person checking in to the sheriffs ofce. (CO) 12:49 p.m., call for sheriff. (OC) 1:17 p.m., safety hazard call. (MA) 1:19 p.m., caller with message for dispatch. (MA) 1:24 p.m., 911 call, request for an ambulance. (MA) 1:26 p.m., caller with more information about 911 call. (MA) 1:44 p.m., attorney calling for inmate. (OC) 1:51 p.m., civil call. (KE) 3:36 p.m., call for sheriff. (MA) 3:46 p.m., call for ofcer. (MA) 5:26 p.m., caller reporting cows out. (MA) 6:48 p.m., 911 call. (KE) 11:01 p.m., caller reporting suspicious vehicles. (KE) Tuesday, March 5 8:01 a.m., call for jail. (OC) 8:07 a.m., vehicle lockout at Caseys. (MA) 8:52 a.m., call for dispatch. (MA) 8:56 a.m., call for jail about bond. (OC) 9:32 a.m., individual in to speak to ofcer. (MA) 9:44 a.m., caller reporting a stolen item. (CO) 9:54 a.m., call for sheriff. (OC) 10:25 a.m., domestic call. (MA) 10:55 a.m., caller advising keys are not in the vehicle. (MA) 2:25 p.m., caller wanting to speak to the sheriff. (MA) 2:30 p.m., call for sheriff. (MA) 3:35 p.m., call for sheriff. (OC) 4:14 p.m., caller wants sheriff to call them back. (MA) 5:06 p.m., ofcer called caller back. (EL) 6:40 p.m., caller needing RCSO address. (OC) 6:53 p.m., caller reporting vehicle with no lights on. (KE) 7:17 p.m., another county wanting to know if jail has room for one male. (OC) Wednesday, March 6 7:47 a.m., sheriff checking in. (CO) 8 a.m., call for jail. (OC) 8:10 a.m., call for jail. (OC) 8:24 a.m., call about gun permits. (CO) 9:17 a.m., call for jail. (OC) 9:21 a.m., call for jail. (MA) 10:30 a.m., call for dispatcher. (OC) 10:54 a.m., report of a house re. (MA) 12:07 p.m., civil call. (OC) 12:29 p.m., call for ofcer. (MA) 1 p.m., caller with message for chief deputy. (MA) 1:42 p.m., caller with information the jail needed. (OC) 2:40 p.m., vehicle lockout. (KE) 2:47 p.m., caller with information for the jail. (OC) 2:52 p.m., vehicle lockout. (MA) 3:41 p.m., attorney faxing papers. (OC) 4:24 p.m., caller wanting a call back. (CO) 4:30 p.m., caller needing ofcer. (MA) 4:40 p.m., Union county advising they were bringing down an inmate. (OC) 5:02 p.m., caller asking about school/work permit. (MA) 5:29 p.m., caller with questions regarding an inmate. (OC) 6 p.m., vehicle lockout. (DI) 6:06 p.m., re meeting needing to be paged. (CO) 6:31 p.m., re meeting needing to be paged. (CO) 6:43 p.m., 911 call, hang up. (CO) 10:46 p.m., caller needing a security check done. (MA) COURTHOUSE NEWS Ringgold County Courthouse hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. unless noted otherwise. Ringgold county now has a website at www.ringgoldcounty. us. Assessor: Neil Morgan, 4643233. Auditor: Amanda Waske, 464-3239. Board of Supervisors: David Inloes, chairman, Royce Dredge and Kraig Pennington, members, 464-3244. Supervisors meetings are open to the public and are held in the supervisors conference room located on the second oor between the clerk of court and auditors ofce. On days the board is not scheduled to be in ofce, please direct all inquiries to the auditors ofce. To schedule a meeting time with the supervisors, contact the auditors ofce. Regular board meetings are held on Mondays with ofcial public notice of the meeting agendas posted at the Ringgold county courthouse, Mount Ayr RecordNews, Sun Valley Lake and Diagonal city hall the day before. Clerk of Court (a state ofce): Jackie Saville, 464-3234; fax: 464-2478. Ofce hours: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8 a.m. noon and 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. The clerks ofce handles alimony and child support payments, probates, civil and criminal lings,

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SIMPLE MISDEMEANOR AND TRAFFIC CONVICTIONS February 28 - March 7, 2012 Gretchen Jean Baker, Urbandale, $181.50, speeding 6-10 m.p.h. over the speed limit. Henry E. Yoder, Creston, $141.00, speeding 6-10 m.p.h. over the speed limit. Henry Todd Briggs, Diagonal, $127.50, operation without registration. Kenneth Kline, Creston, $127.50, seat belt violation. Justice Lynn White, Mount Ayr, $50.00, minor using tobacco/rst offense. FROM RINGGOLD COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT March 6 - A judgment was led in magistrates court nding Lee McTaggart of Mount Ayr guilty of theft in the fth degree. McTaggart was ordered to pay a ne of $100, a surcharge of $35, a law enforcement initiative surcharge of $125, court costs of $60 and restitution to Lynns Sinclair in the amount of $103.76, all monies payable to the clerk of court. McTaggart was also ordered to be ngerprinted by the Ringgold County Sheriffs Ofce. March 6 - A judgment was led in magistrates court nding Daniel Ray Rainer of Mount Ayr guilty of driving while suspended. Rainer was sentenced to one day in jail and given credit for one day served. In addition he was ordered to pay a ne of $250, a surcharge of $87.50, court costs of $60, jail fees of $40 and restitution to the Ringgold County Sheriffs Ofce in the amount of $21.01, all monies payable to the clerk of court. The balance of his $600 posted bond was to be offered to pay any remaining unpaid Ringgold county charges. Appeal bond was set at $300. RINGGOLD COUNTY SHERIFFS LOG

(Call Origination Code: MA = Mount Ayr; KE = Kellerton; EL = Ellston; TI = Tingley; DI = Diagonal; DE = Delphos; MO = Maloy; BE = Beaconseld; BO = Benton; SC = Shannon City; BL = Blockton; RE = Redding; SV = Sun Valley; CO = In County; OC = Out of County; OS = Out of State)

February 28 - March 6, 2012 Thursday, February 28 5:47 a.m., ofcer checking in. (CO) 6:28 a.m., 911 call, rollover reported. (CO) 8:32 a.m., 911 call, rollover reported. (CO) 8:37 a.m., call for chief deputy. (RE) 8:43 a.m., call for jail. (MA) 8:46 a.m., caller needing ofcers advice. (CO) 8:52 a.m., call for jail. (MA) 8:55 a.m., caller reporting cows out. (CO) 10 a.m., call for ofcer. (MA) 11:28 a.m., call for sheriff. (OC) 12:01 p.m., caller reporting a missing dog. (MA) 12:08 p.m., information call. (OC) 12:48 p.m., caller with inmate information. (OC) 2:51 p.m., call for sheriff. (MA) 3:51 p.m., wrong number. (OC) 4:10 p.m., caller reporting dog found and at Hilltop now. (MA) Friday, March 1 10:02 a.m., call back requested. (OC) 10:41 a.m., jail/inmate information. (OC) 1:22 p.m., caller wanting to speak to an ofcer. (OC) 1:54 p.m., caller needing to speak to an inmate. (OC) 3:05 p.m., call for sheriff. (OC) 3:15 p.m., call back requested for sheriff. (OC) 4:22 p.m., call for ofcer. (MA) 5:04 p.m., caller with message for inmate. (OC)

magistrates court and records and services of adoptions, conservatorships, court proceedings, divorces, estates, grand jury, guardianships, judgments, juvenile proceedings, mechanics liens, mental health admissions, petit jury, surety company certicates, state hospital, trafc violations, trust funds, trusteeships. Certied copies can be made of above listed records. Court records are also available at County Conservation Board: Kate Zimmerman, phone: 464-2787, email: Please contact for information on rules and regulations, parks, trail ways, camping, shelter reservations, environmental education and more. Parks are open March 15 - November 15. Walk-in trafc is allowed year round. County Weed Commissioner: Brenda Adams, 641-344-9629. Development and Tourism: Karen Bender, Coordinator, 4643704. If anyone has any calendar events, please contact the development ofce at 641-464-3704. E-911 Service Board: Merle Walter, 307 N. Webster St., Mount Ayr, 464-3311. Emergency Management Agency: Teresa Jackson, Coordinator, 109 W. Madison St., Suite 105, cell: 641-202-9671; phone: 464-3344; fax: 464-0663, email: Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The tornado sirens in Mount Ayr will be tested the rst Tuesday of each month unless there is severe weather. Engineer: Zach Gunsolley, P.E., 464-3232. 707 South Henderson Drive. Ofce hours: Monday Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. General Relief: Gary Smith, 109 W. Madison St., 464-2397. Mondays and Thursdays, 8 a.m. 4 p.m.; Tuesdays, 8 a.m. - noon; Closed Wednesdays and Fridays. In case of emergency 641-4642397 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. Certied vital records can be obtained from 8 a.m. - noon and 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. The recorders ofce serves as a passport agent. Items needed to apply are: certied copy of birth certicate, drivers license or state issued ID, two-inch square passport photos and passport application (both available at recorders ofce) and fees. Allow four to six weeks from date of application to receive passport book or card from the passport agency. Expedited service is available for an additional fee. Individuals with recent name changes can get their passport book/card updated without a fee within one year of issue. Forms may be obtained at the recorders ofce. For additional information call the recorders ofce or go to Avoid a $5 penalty by renewing boat registrations by April 30, 2013. Sanitarian: Ringgold County Public Health Agency, 464-0691. Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Public Health Agency: 119 S. Fillmore, 464-0691. Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sheriff: Mike Sobotka, Emergency Only 911, Non-Emergency

(Available 24/7) 464-3921 or 4642911. New location at the Ringgold County Law Enforcement Center, 801 West South Street. Hours are 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Road Conditions - dial 511 or online at www.IowaRoadConditions. org. Treasurer: Debbie Cannon, 464-3230. The second half of the 2011 property taxes are due March 31, 2013. Mailed payments postmarked by April 1, 2013 will not have a penalty assessed. When paying your taxes, please include the tax stub from your tax statement. Applications for 2013 Iowa Property Tax Credit for Elderly and Disabled Taypayers must be submitted by the ling date of May 1, 2013. Applications may be picked up in the ofce or downloaded at Property taxes can be paid online at with Visa, Master Card and Discover credit cards or e-checks. Payments made in the ofce may be with cash, checks or with a Master Card, Visa or Discover credit or debit card. All documents conveying real estate need to have the name and address of the person to whom the property tax statement is to be mailed. Please check renewal notices and tax statements for the correct information. If the information is wrong, contact the treasurers ofce. Motorists can now renew motor vehicle registrations online at if a renewal notice is received through the United States Postal Service that contains a personal identication number (PIN). Please be aware that the PIN can only be used one time. Contact the treasurers ofce for more information. Those with February birth dates are reminded to register their motor vehicles by March 31, 2013. Bring in the renewal statement received in the mail so renewals can be quickly processed. Drivers License Ofce: Located in the Treasurers Ofce. Drivers licenses may be renewed any time during the period of 30 calendar days before and up to 60 calendar days after the drivers birth date. The drivers license station hours are Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Phone 464-3230 with questions. Veterans Affairs: Gary Smith, 464-2397. Mondays and Thursdays, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Tuesdays, 8 a.m. - noon; Closed Wednesdays and Fridays. In case of emergency 641-464-2397 or 641-202-1199.

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knowing absolutely no one, so it was denitely a big change. The most lucrative kind of acting he has done has been his involvement in Scientology videos. Hes had many different opportunities and experienced various types of acting as he has been in music videos (Hall of Fame by the Script), scientology lms, TV shows (Tattoo Nightmares), and even showed up to a live Rugrats musical audition. The main thing most people would worry about when making such a drastic decision in their lives would be the risk of losing everything, having no money, being unsuccessful or feeling alone. Hayse says the risk has, without a doubt, been worth it. Even if I fail, its something Ill never forget and Ill never regret it, he said. Its been a great experience. Hayse has considered taking a break from acting and nishing his degree in graphic design sometime, but it will just depend how well his current career goes and where life takes him. The main thing he misses about the Midwest is not

being in constant city all the time. It sometimes gets pretty old driving for four straight hours and still being in the city. He stated that he wasnt afraid of much while moving except for leaving his family and something happening while he was gone. Although there were some things he was worried about, he said, I couldnt wait. I didnt want to be working on the farm the rest of my life, without having tried this. His advice for anyone wishing to pursue such an adventure? Ask around, he said. Its been a great experience and I gured it out all on my own, but I suggest talking with people who have done the same before making such a big decision. Hayse is denitely starting to work his way up in the acting industry and is having a very successful adventure. This individual story goes to show that absolutely nothing is impossible. Hayse had a dream, so he followed it. He looks forward to what the future holds and fully enjoys just living each day at a time and seeing what life has in store for him.

Arbor Day Foundation offering trees with membership

The Arbor Day Foundation is making it easier for everyone to celebrate the arrival of spring through planting trees. Join the Arbor Day Foundation in March and receive 10 free white owering dogwood trees. Other types of trees are also available. White owering dogwoods will add beauty to your home throughout the year, said John Rosenow, founder and chief executive ofcer of the Arbor Day Foundation. Dogwoods are known for their showy spring owers, scarlet autumn foliage and red berries that attract songbirds during winter. The free trees are part of the nonprot Foundations Trees for American campaign. The trees will be shipped post-

paid at the right time for planting between early March and May 31, with enclosed planting instructions. The six- to 12-inch trees are guaranteed to grow or they will be replaced free of charge. Arbor Day Foundation members also receive a subscription to Arbor Day, the Foundations bimonthly publication, and The Tree Book, which contains information about tree planting and care. To become a member of the Foundation and receive the free trees, send a $10 contribution to Ten Free Dogwood Trees, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Avenue, Nebraska City, NE 68410 by March 30 or register online at

RCSO releases February jail census

Figures were released recently on the jail census for the Ringgold County Law Enforcement Center for February 2013. In February the average daily population of the jail was 15.11 inmates which was up from Januarys population of 10.97 inmates per day. There were 19 prisoners held on two days, 17 on two days,16 on four days, 15 on eight days, 14 on 11 days, and 13 held on one day. Mount Ayr Record-News

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NOTICE - If you would like your organizations meeting dates to appear in the calendar, please contact Record-News staff at 464-2440. Thursday, March 14 Mount Ayr Lions will meet at 6 p.m. Board meeting at 5:30 p.m. French galettes and crepes class at the Lamoni Community Center at 6:30 p.m. Farmers Appreciation Event with Michael Cotter at The Princess Theater at 7 p.m Waubonsie Memorial Center meeting at 7 p.m. in Benton. Topaz Lodge #438 A.F. & A.M. meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Temple on Main Street in Kellerton. Alcoholics Anonymous meeting at 8 p.m. at the Neighborhood Center, Mount Ayr. Friday, March 15 Deadline for getting SHRINE CIRCUS tickets to be held at the Richard O. Jacobson building at the Iowa State Fairgrounds on March 22, 23 and 24. Pheasants Forever Ringgold Chapters 24th annual banquet at the Mount Ayr American Legion building. Social hour is 6 to 7 p.m. and prime rib dinner is from 7 to 8 p.m. with auction to follow. Saturday, March 16 Pancake supper at the United Baptist-Presbyterian Church from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Southern Iowa Parks & Recreations breakfast for supper at the Kellerton community center from 5 to 7 p.m. Blockton Booster Clubs sh fry at the Blockton community hall at 5:30 p.m. Redneck Saint Pattys Day at Leftys Club Tavern at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 17 Mount Ayr American Legions annual fund-raiser Saint Patricks dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, March 18 Thin Within support group will meet at 5 p.m. at the Lighthouse. Ringgold County Hospital board meets at 5 p.m. in the hospital conference room. Mount Ayr City Council will meet at 6 p.m. at Mount Ayr City Hall. Jam session at the Mount Ayr American Legion building from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Chapter CK, P.E.O. will meet at 7 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Activity Center. Hostesses will be Linda Winkler, Sherri Hymbaugh and Joen Brown. Program is A Reason for Caring. Guest speaker will be Kathy Rinehart - Hospice Volunteering. Sowing in Tears Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. at the Lighthouse Church, two miles west of Mount Ayr. Tuesday, March 19 Calico Quilters will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon at the Senior Citizens Activity Center, Mount Ayr. Wednesday, March 20 $1 sack day every day at the Ringgold County Neighborhood Center. Parenting Plus will meet at 5:15 p.m. at the Neighborhood Center, Mount Ayr. There will be a WIC Clinic at the First Christian Church in Mount Ayr from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information contact the MATURA ofce in Creston at 641-782-8431. Thursday, March 21 Alcoholics Anonymous meeting at 8 p.m. at the Neighborhood Center, Mount Ayr. Friday, March 22 SHRINE CIRCUS at the Richard O. Jacobson building at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. Wishard Chapels sh fry at the Southwest Iowa REC building in Mount Ayr at 5 p.m. Saturday/Sunday, March 23-24 SHRINE CIRCUS at the Richard O. Jacobson building at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. Monday, March 25 $1 sack day every day at the Ringgold County Neighborhood Center. The Second Childhood Doll Club will meet at 12:30 p.m. at Romanos for lunch and at 1:30 p.m. at the Extension ofce meeting room. Ethel Campbell is the program planner. Program will be presented by guest Sue Buck. Thin Within support group will meet at 5 p.m. at the Lighthouse. Ringgold County Tourism meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce building. Sowing in Tears Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. at the Lighthouse Church, two miles west of Mount Ayr. Jam session at the Mount Ayr American Legion building from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Snapshots of History

Library Leangs

Mary Kathryn Gepner

March 11 - One of the most important inventions in history is the printing press. In 1455 Johannes Gutenberg of Mainz, Germany printed 200 copies of his most famous project, the Gutenberg Bible, on movable metal type. The ability to quickly and cheaply copy books and pamphlets revolutionized communication. Books, and the ideas they contained, were no longer the exclusive property of kings, noblemen and the church. Martin Luther and other Protestant reformers encouraged people to read the Bible for themselves helping to spread the ideas of the Reformation throughout Europe. The earliest printing actually dates back to the second century when the ancient Chinese used wooden blocks to transfer images of owers on silk. In the seventh century the Chinese began printing on paper and in 868 they created the Diamond Sutra, the rst completed printed book. Today most printing is done with the use of computers. Modern printing devices can produce prints at a much faster rate than in the past. More printing today is done in one second than in a year during the 15th and 16th centuries. For bibliophiles, book lovers, there is nothing like the pleasure of a good book, whether in printed form, audio form or E book. If you have an E reader, E books are available free through the Mount Ayr Public Library. The library has

Jose and Jennie Castelan of Creston are the proud parents of a baby boy born at Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston on Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Kyler Thomas Castelan weighed six pounds, 14 ounces and measured 18 1/2 inches. Grandparents are Reeta England and Sam England of Cleareld and Julio Castelan and Teri Carter of Creston. Great-grandparents are Normie Beggs and Verla Monk of Cleareld. Kyler is welcomed home by sister Kenna Castelan, age three. Miranda Zollman of Mount Ayr and Shawn Young of Blockton are the proud parents of a baby boy, Dillon David Joe Young, who was born on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston. The little guy weighed seven pounds, ve ounces and was 19 inches long. Grandparents are David and Karolyn Zollman of Mount Ayr and Shirley Young of Blockton. Great-grandparents are Cecil and Dorothy Smith of Cleareld and Irma Young of Blockton. Dillon was welcomed home by sibling Kazzey Young, 21 months.

McNeileys Drug Store on the east side of the Mount Ayr square in 1955. BY MIKE AVITT rst business in the building was Thanks to the Mount Ayr Re- a millinery downstairs owned by cord-News for this weeks picture. Miss Lizzie Beel and later by Miss I believe this photo was taken in Emma Anderson. L. W. Laughlin 1955 because of the patriotic ban- had his law ofce and real estate ners on the buildings (the county business upstairs. In 1895, Rhoades centennial of 1955) and I can see Bros. had a stationery store downthe reection of 1950s automobiles stairs. in the window of Iowa Southern Utilities. The ISU building appears Around 1905, J. A. Williams to be empty at this time which baf- opened a shoe store on the ground es me because I was certain ISU level and sold shoes and clothing was occupying this building before there for 22 years. Superintendent 1955. The store at far right is un- of the Mount Ayr Schools, Owen known to me in 1955. Gambles Hamersley, purchased the Wilmoved there in the 1960s. liams business on June 6, 1927 The building that housed Mc- and a week later Dr. Carlton Cain Neileys Drug Store was built for Lawhead bought the building and Andrew Ingram in 1892. Mr. In- moved his dental ofce from the gram was born in Scotland and second-story of Freelands buildcame to Canada as a child. He ar- ing to his new location above the rived in Ringgold county in 1869 Hamersley store. and acheived nancial success Dr. C. C. Lawhead opened Lawas a stock raiser and farmer. An- head Drug Co. on the rst oor of drew passed away shortly after his building on October 25, 1934. his building was nished and his Ed Richey was the manager while property was passed on to his two Dick Johnston served as pharmasons, Walter and Orr Ingram. The cist of the Walgreen-afliated drug store. On January 20, 1941 Finis Edward McNeiley bought the Law-

head Drug Co. and the business became McNeiley Drug Store. Dr. C. C. Lawhead retired in the 1950s turning the dental business over to his son, Dr. Charles Lawhead. Around 1974, F. E. McNeiley semi-retired and sold the drug store to his niece, Corrine Bailey. She in turn sold it to Steve Mitchell around December 1976. In the meantime, Iowa Southern Utilities had constructed a new building (where Podium Ink is now) and moved. Dr. Charles Lawhead and his son, Dr. Collus Lawhead, bought the ISU building and coverted it into a dental ofce. The Lawhead Dental Clinic opened April 25, 1976. The former dental ofce was converted to a residence and was occupied by the Mike and Susan Greene family. On June 6, 1977 re broke out in the rear of Gambles hardware store. Due to a drought, water pressure was low and reghters were unable to contain the blaze. The re took out the hardware store, the dental clinic, the drug store, and the upstairs residence.

a good collection of audio books, both CDs and cassettes. The library is also proud of its growing collection of large print books. The large print is much easier to read. Other services provided by the library include genealogy, public access computing and a fax. There is an ongoing sale in the library basement featuring a large selection of current hardback and paperback books. You cant beat the prices, 25 for paperbacks and 50 for hardbacks. Fill a bag for $2. In paperback Christian ction: A Dream To Follow, Believing The Dream and More Than A Dream by Lauraine Snelling in her Return to Red River series. In paperback ction: Phantom Waltz and Morning Light by Catherine Anderson; Fit For A King by Diana Palmer, and Deadly Identity by Lindsay McKenna. In hardback ction: Common Nonsense by Andy Rooney; Priceless Memories by Bob Barker, and The Purpose Driven Church Growth Without Compromising Your Message and Mission by Rick Warren. In elementary ction: New Tricks I Can Do and Put Me In The Zoo by Robert Lopshire, I Can Read It All By Myself beginner books.

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Larson among fall MWSU graduates

Breakfasts with the Master coming up

Plans are underway again for the annual Breakfast with the Master, Ringgold countys traditional Ringgold Ministerial Associationsponsored series of breakfasts and worships to prepare for Easter. The breakfasts will be held from Monday through Saturday, March 25-30 this year. Breakfasts begin each morning at 6:30 a.m. followed by a short worship. Many of the churches in the county are taking part in one way or another in the breakfasts this year. A goal of having 100 or more people take part each morning has been set for this year and the county community is encouraged to take part. A freewill offering is taken for the breakfasts, with money over and above the cost of the breakfasts going to help with needs of area residents during the year. Theme for the breakfasts this year is It Is Finished. Each morning there will be a breakfast followed by music and a short message. A complete schedule of the activities each day will be included in next weeks Mount Ayr RecordNews. NEED A RESUME? We can professionally design your resume and have a selection of ne paper and envelopes at the Record-News.

Logan Dane Larson was among fall graduates at Missouri Western State University in Saint Joseph, MO. Larson graduated with a bachelor of science in Engineering Technology, Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology, Electronics Engineering Technology.

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Freewill donation

5:30 p.m. Blockton Community Hall

Saturday, March 16

Becker graduates

Tyler W. Becker of Diagonal was among graduates of Indian Hills Community College headquartered in Ottumwa. Becker earned his Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree at the end of the fall 2013 term.

Concert to dedicate piano at church

A big THANK YOU to everyone who purchased Girl Scout cookies this year! I met my goal and sold over 750 boxes this year. Thanks so much for your support!

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A short concert to dedicate the new Kawai piano at the Church of Jesus Christ, Mount Ayr Restoration Branch, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 24. The memorial from the George Myers family and a contribution from the Ringgold Singers, who use the piano for their practices each week, will be acknowledged. Nathan Smith and his wife, Julie, from Independence, MO, will be sharing in the concert, which will include a number or two from the Easter cantata The Shepherds Voice which he has composed. The public is invited to attend the concert. Refreshments will be served following the short concert.

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Snethens sixth birthday party. Jaynee was an overnight visitor at Cindy and Dicks Saturday. Travis, Julie and Tanner Snethen were Sunday dinner guests at Snethens. Annabel Walkup visited Vera Carson during the week at Clearview Home in Mount Ayr. The Sunshine Workers 4-H club met Wednesday afternoon for their March meeting. The club members made plans for their annual Easter party for local kids on the Saturday before Easter at 2 p.m. at the Frontier Hall in Redding. There will be games and activities and a candy hunt in the park for kids up to sixth grade. Bobbi Bainum attended the funeral service for Joe Jackson Friday at the United Baptist-Presbyterian Church. right. Saturday afternoon Jan and Kathryn went to Mount Ayr to Jan and Al Rusk and Sammies to meet Kathryns new great-grandson, Chase Maxwell Still. Chase is the son of Calob and Amanda Still of Columbia, MO. Chases big sister, Alexis, also had a birthday. Others present were Doug and Gina Still, Taylor and Hallie, and Mitch; Ed Still and Glenda Klomhaus.; Katie and Cassie Still; Lucas Still, and Jordon and Zander Still and Dakota. Jan and Kathryn and Rod and Debbie Holmes went to Ramseys for lunch after church Sunday. Cassie Still stopped by for a short visit with her Grandma Kathy and Aunt Jan on her way home to Des Moines Sunday evening. The sisters were Mount Ayr shoppers Monday and attended the SIPR meeting Monday evening. Swank and Mitchel Swank. Wednesday afternoon Malinda Swank, Joan Stringham and Mary Swank visited with Matt Swank and Katie McGary and baby Lea Ann Marie. Ann Baker visited Beverly Straight Wednesday, Saturday Malinda Swank, Joan Stringham and Mary Swank attended a baby shower for Lea Ann Swank of Maryville, MO. They also visited with Matt Swank, Katie McGary and Lea Ann Swank Mary Katherine Gepner was a Sunday supper guest of Mike and Nancy Gepner.

Activity Center

material and old clothing to be made into rag rugs sometime. She also has a loom to weave rugs. Supper guests with Nelson Troyers Sunday evening were Lester Beechys, Reuben Troyers, Vernon Troyer, Alva Bontragers, plus 30 some young folks. Supper guests with Alvin Bontragers were Eli Yoders, Junior Kauffmans of Minnesota, Jacob Schrocks, Aaron Troyers and David Yoders.

March 11 - Things went so well while Janet Hogue was gone that maybe she can leave for a couple of months next year! She is back now and trying to get into the groove of the Activity Center activities again. She says that may take a while. Exercises Monday and Wednesday mornings are going well. There are going to be some Richard Simmons tapes coming that those at the Center will be trying as well before long so come up and exercise to some of those oldies songs. If you have items they might be able to use for their exercises to donate, please let the Center know. They could use one-andone-half to three-pound weights, small hand balls, resistance bands and larger balls. There are so many places where they can get exercise around the community now. If you need some of those places noted, they do have information at the Center where you can walk (inside and outside) and the types of exercises you can do. Drop by and pick up a yer. Care Initiatives stopped by Monday to schedule another pizza and bingo Tuesday for the Activity Center. They have scheduled Tuesday, April 30, for this bingo fun. They always bring lunch and prizes and everyone has a really good time. For some reason they always have a large turnout also. Sharon has scheduled the AARP Safe Driving Class for Monday, April 22, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. There is a minimal charge for this course, $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. They will be having a light lunch that day also. There will be a signup sheet for the class so they will be able to tell the instructors how many to plan for, so please come in and sign up for this class. The Center offered this class around three to four years ago and it was a very good refresher course along with helping compensate for some of those age-related problems in driving. Harold Crawford took Lyle Hogues place in cleaning the sidewalks in inclement weather. He really got a workout this past February compared to last year. Sharon Hubbard kept the Center running smoothly while Janet was gone. Sharon has been a great asset to the Activity Center through the Experience Works program. As always, stop by for a cup of coffee and/or a cookie any time. The pot is always on!


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March 11 - Jerry and Judy King returned from a trip visiting family and friends. Jerry and Karen Kemery enjoyed an outing at Applebees with their family. Those present were Marilyn Miller, Cody Coulter, Brittany Damgar, Kathy Coulter, Taylor Miller, Kaylee Coulter, Scott Coulter, Tom Coulter, Brea Coulter and Kenna. Delbert and Shirley Molt and Bernice, Richard and Joyce Brown went to Des Moines Saturday to surprise Nicole Crain on her birthday. Sherry Skinner was at Will and Nicoles Friday night and Sunday her guests were Jennifer, Roger and Baker Peters. Jim and Charlotte Pearce celebrated their anniversary at home with Shondel, Greg, Taraleigh and Corbyn. Sympathy is extended to Linda Green and her family on the death of her mom. Remember: Science has never drummed up quite as effective a tranquilizing agent as a sunny spring day.


Down Redding Way

Mary Troyer
March 4 (delayed) - Nice winter weather with a good covering of snow is now being enjoyed. The Junior Kauffman family of Fertile, MN is visiting the maternal parents, Eli Yoders, coming Saturday noon and they expect to stay several days. The Jake and Moses Yoders of Centerville, John Mullets of Milton and Daniel Detweilers of Princeton, MO want to come Tuesday to visit with their sister, Mrs. Junior. Samuel Bontragers and several children, Sammy Masts and several children and Ruby Bontrager want to leave Monday for Augusta, WI to attend weddings, Samuels for a nephews wedding Tuesday and Sammies for a nieces wedding Thursday. Emma and Katie Yoder and Fannie Bontrager are expected to arrive in Creston on the train this evening from their jaunt to Hale, MI. John and Ada Bontrager and baby of Michigan are also traveling with the same group and want to visit parents, Albert Yoders. Mrs. Eli (Rachel) Miller had a working bee Thursday to cut up

March 11 - Hope everyone remembered to set your clocks up an hour before going to bed Saturday evening. This writer is never ready for the time to change but it happens. We grumble and we adjust. Lots of extra activities are coming up for the Tingley site. Mount Ayr will be closed Friday, March 15, so Tingley will be delivering to Mount Ayr. If you are wanting to be on the delivery list, let Nancy know at 772-4499, the site of 7724974, home. Dave Patch is treating everyone to ice cream this day for Marges birthday, March 16. Saint Patricks Day will be observed at the site Monday, March 18. Wear your greens. Awards will be given -- greenest and most Irish in appearance for persons present. The Monday folks have a special program planned for the occasion. Peggy Skarda will be providing some special treat cups for all. Plan to be present and be part of the fun.

Easters being observed at the site Friday, March 29. Along with it comes Easter bonnets. Hope youre planning to wear one. Everyone with a hat gets something, plus special awards will be given. Then comes the meal sites birthday party. Its going to be celebrated Monday, April 1, on April Fools Day, with the theme being 39 and holding. More information will be in next weeks issue. Just keep the date in mind. Once again both happiness and sadness were experienced by those at the site last week. The week began with music provided by Peggy Skarda, Virginia Walden, Vern Brown, Harold Brown and Dave Patch for extra entertainment. Karon Naomi nished painting another picture and brought it to show her friends Monday. Everyone was shocked and saddened to receive word Monday that one of their dear folks, Joe Jackson, had passed away unexpectedly. Joe was a kind, helpful person wholl be missed at the site. His services were held Friday morning in Mount Ayr. The band was present Tuesday to provide the entertainment which included lots of toe-tappin favorites. Members included accompanist Carmene James, plus Dorothy Clough, Mary Jane Narigon, Bonnie Manders, Doris Overholser, Evelyn Sickels, Harold Brown, Dave Patch, Virginia Walden, Iona Triggs and Vern Brown. Darlene White shared several jokes to add a bit of humor to the day. Good news -- Gary and Dorothy Burgher are home after spending several months in Texas. They began delivering meals again in the Mount Ayr and Kellerton areas for the Tingley site. It was good to welcome them back. The sites cook, Cheryl Roach, left the site early Tuesday to keep a doctors appointment in Des Moines. Everyone was reminded how valuable the sites volunteers are when they step forth and nish the days work. Fun and happiness was experienced at the site Friday. The Friday Singers, a dozen in number, provided an assortment of songs for those present to enjoy. This day found Virginia Walden as the accompanist, Bonnie Manders as director, plus Dorothy Clough, Leola Dolecheck, Marge Werner, Norma Webb, Dick Walden, Mary Jane Narigon, Cindy Golightly, Janelle Taylor and Don and Darlene Wimmer as singers. Dave Jennings observed his 90th birthday Friday, March 8. A special 90 party was held at the site in his honor. He was escorted forth by his daughter, Suzanne Adkisson, seated at a birthday table and crowned with a special 90 crown. All wished him a happy birthday. Marge Werner shared a poem shed written just for him. How appropriate that his wife of 67 years, Wilmina, came forth and shared the limelight with him. Several shared some tidbits about Dave. Some were pretty hilarious. The program closed with all singing one of Daves favorite hymns, In The Garden. Congratulations to one ne man. Muriel Johnson brought a needlepoint Army wall hanging to show that shed just made and had framed for her son-in-law whos retiring from the army. Belated happy birthday wishes were extended to Norma Webb, who observed her birthday Tuesday, March 5. She got a wonderful birthday present. Bill got a good

report from his doctor. Also, belated happy birthday wishes were extended to Ronda Engels, who observed her birthday Saturday, March 2. Shes the nutrition director for Area XIV Agency on Aging. It was the sites privilege to have her and Steve Bolie, transportation director for Area XIV, present Friday.


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March 11 - Snowball Hanks was honored with a surprise potluck supper for his 80th birthday Monday night at the Frontier Hall. Many friends, neighbors and relatives were on hand to wish him a happy birthday. Dorothy Barber, Kathy Quick and Barb Elliott of Grant City, MO went to Creston for lunch Thursday. Mary and Morris Carpenter went to the supper celebrating Snowball Hanks birthday at the Frontier Hall Monday night. Helen Combs and Lil Rinehart went to graveside services for Susie Holland, a former Redding resident, at the Redding cemetery Wednesday. Dorothy Saville celebrated her birthday Sunday with a family dinner at Gary and Linda Hoselds. Guests were Tim, Lesa and Hannah Saville, Martha and Mike Swanson of Council Bluffs, Jenny Hoseld and Jesse Cornell of Bellvue, NE. Lew Knapp competed in the state speech contest in Nevada Saturday and received a II rating. He was also in the high school spring play Friday and Saturday. Steve, Tracee, Reas and Trace Knapp attended the play. Peggy and Jerry Overholser went to the surprise party for Snowball Hanks Monday night. Saturday they went to a birthday party for Ethan and Jessica Elliott at Bob and Verna Martins in Mount Ayr. Shelby Comer celebrated her birthday Sunday with a family dinner at Jerry and Peggy Overholsers. Present were Brenda and Sheldon Comer and Shane, Lesa and John Darrah and family, Jeff and Brandi Overholser and daughters and Jeanette and Rodger Todd. Katie and Preston Hayse went to the high school drama production of Donovans Daughters Saturday evening in Mount Ayr. Louden and Calvin Main were overnight guests at Bill and Ginny Quicks Friday and Saturday. Kenny and Berta Quicks guests Sunday were Rebecca, Cliff, Bryson and Kaden Smith, Bill and Ginny Quick, Louden and Calvin Main and Dan and Kathy Quick. Cindy and Dick Snethen and Jaynee Snethen went to Webster City Saturday to attend Vince


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March 11 - Despite the weather, approximately 80 attended services at Wishard Chapel Sunday. A special song, Anyway, was sung by Makayla Omalia and Barbie Belzer. Pastor Bills sermon was Jesus, Son of David. Monday night, March 11, a couple from Tel Aviv, Israel presented The Passover by Jews for Christ. A married couple gave the presentation with humor and lessons on how Christ was in the Passover. A pretty good group from the community attended. Barbie Belzer, Laurie and Andrew, and Makayla Omalia traveled to Creston Saturday to shop and attend the movie. Coming up is Wishard Chapels sh fry Friday March 22. It will be held at the Southwest Iowa REC building in Mount Ayr. There is plenty of parking and the menu will consist of pollock llets, baked potatoes, cole slaw, homemade bread and rolls and desserts. Serving starts at 5 p.m. and a freewill offering will be taken. Laminating up to 11x17 size available at the Mount Ayr Record-News.

March 11 - Tuesday, March 19, is the food pantry at the Bank of Christ Church. Anyone needing or wanting food assistance is welcome. They will be open from noon until 5 p.m. This is a wonderful program Kathy and her crew have going for persons in this area. Dont forget to come and join the folks of the community at the community center on Saturday evening, March 16, for the SIPR committees breakfast for supper from 5 to 7 p.m. They always have a meal and a lot of fellowship, for only a freewill offering. Come and join the fun. Betty and Ronnie Conley, Darlene Minnick, Kylee, Cory, Payton and Preston Fleharty and Nicole Minnick were lunch guests in the home of Ed and Colleen Minnick Saturday. They enjoyed cake and ice cream in the afternoon in honor of Eds birthday which was Saturday and Corys birthday which was Sunday. Glenn and Donna Payton went to Davenport Saturday to Brian and Vicki Paytons to help Brian celebrate his birthday and Donnas. They returned home Sunday. Judy and Kay Doolittle, Donnie Clark and Donnie Graham went to Eagleville, MO for lunch after church Sunday. Betty Stuart went to Eagleville, MO Friday to visit in the home of Marilyn Parkhurst and enjoyed playing with her great-grandchildren. She returned home Saturday. Jan Holmes and Kathryn Still were Creston shoppers Thursday. The sisters were in Mount Ayr on business Friday. They attended the high school play, Donovans Daughters, in the evening. Kathryns granddaughter, Taylor Still, had a leading role. All of the kids did a wonderful job. It was obvious they and their teacher had spent many hours getting it just

March 11 - Congratulations to Matthew Swank and Mary Katherine McGary on the birth of their daughter, Lea Ann, born Tuesday, March 5, at 1:10 p.m. She weighed six pounds, ve ounces and was 19 inches long. Grandparents are Mike and Malinda Swank, Paul McGary and Katherine and Alan Hamon. Great-grandparents are Joan and Don Stringham, Mary and Junior Swank and the late Mary Ann McGary, Dennis McGary and Aaron Gentry. Great-great-grandparents include Jeraieline Gentry and Wilma White and the late Jim and Dorotha Haley, Sandy and Coleen Stringham, Lyle and Georgine Swank and Howard White. Malinda Swank and Don and Joan Stringham went to Saint Francis Hospital in Maryville, MO for the birth of Lea Ann Swank. Others visiting Tuesday were grandpa Mike Swank and uncles Shane

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Friday - Raspberry Saturday - Chocolate

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AUCTIONEERS NOTE: Jim and Rosemary Hullinger have sold their farm and will offer the following personal property at public auction. LIVESTOCK INTEREST: Two-wheel driving cart, rubber-tired parade wagon with tongue and shaves, (1) set double driving harness (standard bred), miscellaneous halters and harness, neck yokes, double trees, horse feeders, electric fence, barbed wire, pet taxi, (19) 12 gate panels, (2) walk-in gates, gate carrier cart, 3-point bale carrier. SHOP TOOLS and EQUIPMENT: Rockwell drill press, TSC bench grinder, 3/8 cordless drill, Nesco 1/2 electric impact wrench, Cummins 1/2 air impact wrench, Craftman 10 table saw (no motor), electric sander, hand grinder, woodworker bench with vise, Stihl MS180C chain saw, old wooden carpenters chest, fence stretchers, KT combination wrench set, Craftsman 1/4 - 3/8 - 1/2 socket sets, Evercraft 1/2 impact socket set, Hamilton super jet spray gun, 12-volt 20-gallon sprayer, Black and Decker cordless drill, shelving, shop light, two-wheel hand cart, Fiberglass 6 stepladder, aluminum extension ladder, sawhorses, log chains, air bubble, Pro Force portable air compressor, battery charger, window air conditioner, creeper, sump pump, car ramps, grease guns, gas cans, garden sprayer, drop cords, hammers, axes, shovels, rakes, forks, wheelbarrow, Murray 20 mower, Craftsman self-propelled mower, Yardman 16-horse riding mower (like new), John deere snow blower, garden hose, garden walking planter, lawn seed broadcaster, numerous miscellaneous hand tools. FURNITURE: Metal lawn chairs, dorm refrigerator, planter tables, dropleaf utility cabinet, double beds, (2) chests of drawers, Ivers and Pond spinet piano, (3) black leatherette glider rocker recliners with gliding ottoman, RCA 28 TV, (2) TV stands, (2) Eden Pure heaters, radio record player with records, bookcase, corner hutch, wooden students desk, Samsonite round card table with chairs. ANTIQUES and COLLECTIBLES: Electrified antique corn sheller, old washtubs, fishing poles, old luggage, collection of Lincoln pennies and miscellaneous coins, old paintings and prints, full keyboard accordion with case, wooden rocking chair, old Silvertone guitar, old Kingston Classic guitar, china, large collection of pottery and figurines, 4-tier lawyers bookcase, 42 round oak pedestal table, (6) Bentwood dining chairs, antique sled, antique childs wagon. HOUSEHOLD ITEMS: Lots of clean bedding, Radio Shack weather radio, western boots, TV trays, vacuum sweepers, window fans, picnic coolers, pictures and mirrors, microwaves, pressure cooker, hair dryer, cookbooks, lots of miscellanous, kitchen utensils and other household items.

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School More scenes from Donovans Daughters

Mount Ayr Record-News

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Local Hy-Vee manager Roger Townsend (left, in black jacket) presents a new SMART Board interactive whiteboard to students, staff and administration at Mount Ayr Community high school. Mount Ayr was one of more than 200 schools throughout the Midwest to receive the technology tools through Hy-Vees SMART Points promotion. Accepting the award are (from left) district technology director Kim Curry, principal Lynne Wallace, long-time Hy-Vee employee Kirk Golliday and elementary teacher Janet Auge (with a new iPad also donated by Hy-Vee) along with students of Spanish teacher Gilberto Castreje (pictured in center behind board).

MACS wins SmartBoard from Hy-Vee promotion

Mount Ayr high school is now the proud owner of a new SMART Board interactive whiteboard, thanks to the Hy-Vee SMART Points program. More than 200 schools throughout the Midwest received the innovative technology tools this year through Hy-Vees SMART Points promotion, which ran from September 1 through November 30. During the promotional period, shoppers who purchased Procter & Gamble products at Hy-Vee earned points that could be designated to the schools of their choice. Mount Ayr high school achieved the highest average points score in its region to earn the $1,500 SMART Board. In addition, the Mount Ayr elementary school won a 16GB iPad2. Roger Townsend and Kirk Golliday of the Mount Ayr Hy-Vee visited the Mount Ayr high school on Thursday, March 7 to present the SMART Board and iPad. When schools and businesses are able to work together to provide learning opportunities for students, everyone in the community wins, Townsend said. We want to thank our great supplier partner, Procter & Gamble, and all our customers for making this donation possible. Mount Ayr high school principal Lynne Wallace accepted the SMART Board on behalf of the district. Mount Ayr high school is thrilled to be the recipient of the Smart Board from the HyVee Smart Points competition, she said. We appreciate our community and our local HyVee for donating their Smart Points to our school. Thanks to this support, Mount Ayr has been the lucky winner two years in a row! The board will be installed in the classroom of Spanish teacher Gilberto Castreje. Hy-Vees SMART Points program launched in 2009. Now in its fourth year, SMART Points has awarded over $1 million in Smart Boards and iPads to hundreds of schools throughout Hy-Vees eight-state operating area. Schools throughout Hy-Vees territory have experienced budget

(Above) Kate (Taylor Still) turns the tables on her would-be kidnappers Wyatt Jackson, Lincoln Lutrick, Rhett Murphy and Kyle Dolecheck. (Above right) Alana Donovan (Kylie Wilson) sets her sights on Patrick (Dawson Knapp). (Right) Spectors Young Ladies nd themselves a long way from home. They include (L-R) Ica Hauge, Shelbie Greene, Jena James, Jazmine Spurrier, Adrian Richards, Christiana Overholtzer, Emily Fox, Caitlin Giles and Neesie Brand.

Hoseld wins 2013 Iowa Homecoming Queen crown

Madison Hoseld, 2012 Mount Ayr homecoming queen, was named Iowas 33rd Annual Homecoming Queen at ceremonies held at the West Des Moines Sheraton Sunday. Hoseld will receive a cash scholarship plus an all-expensepaid trip to the national nals in Memphis, TN in late July to compete with queens from across the nation for the title of Americas Homecoming Queen. Americas Homecoming Queen, Inc., is a non-prot organzation promoting education, educational travel and community service in all 50 states. More information is available at Hoseld is the daughter of Randy and Stephanie Hoseld of Mount Ayr.

Becker graduates

Tyler W. Becker of Diagonal was among graduates of Indian Hills Community College headquartered in Ottumwa. Becker earned his Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree at the end of the fall 2013 term.

cuts and lack funds needed for technology spending. The SMART Points competition is a way for HyVee and our customers to help provide the much-needed technology to local schools, said Erin Bailey, assistant vice president, communications for Hy-Vee, Inc. SMART Boards are dynamic in the classroom and help teachers create an engaging learning environment for their students. The SMART Board interactive whiteboard functions as an oversized touch-sensitive computer display. Using a special pen, a nger or virtually any object, users can control computer applications, write notes, pull up charts and images, erase or rearrange objects on screen, search the Internet, play videos and save work. The board comes with special SMART Notebook software that enables users to create customized lessons, presentations and learning activities and save them for future use.

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Summer reading program announced

Do you know a three-, four- or ve-year-old who loves stories about farm animals and living on a farm? If so, a 90-minute readingbased, activity-lled program at Living History Farms will be perfect for them! Four summer sessions will run from June-August. Registration for Living History Farms members begins at 9 a.m. March 5. Non-member registration will begin 9 a.m. March 19. Participants will begin by reading a book or two about the days featured animal after they arrive at the Living History Farms Visitor Center. Then they will board a tractor-drawn cart for a ride to the animals home at one of the farms. They will meet and interact with the animal of the day, and see that animals friends. After participating in an activity, they will hop back on the tractor-drawn cart for a ride back to the Visitor Center. Registration for Barnyard Readers is available at OFFICE SUPPLIES? Copier paper, resume paper, colored paper, computer forms and more are available at the Mount Ayr Record-News, 112 W. Madison Street, Mount Ayr.


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MO with Bev Moore; Wilma Schafer, Lois Triggs, Jim Brand and Jean Gilliland with Earl Brand; Don and Cham Crawford, Cherish Wentroth and Chawnt Sober of Ponca City, OK, Harold Crawford, Jim and Rosemary Hullinger, Travis, Judy, Bryce and Brock Shaha, Bernard and Marla Crawford and Chris Nichols of Hutchinson, KS with Catherine Crawford; Carol and Arlene Sobotka and Pam Grace with Dorothy Sobotka; Marilyn and Steve Werner, Julie and Dwight Ingram of Winterset, Drew, Natalie, Trenton and Cadence Ingram of Des Moines and Mike, Nancy and Race Kelly of Winterset enjoyed visiting with Maxine Werner; Bobbie and Anne Rinehart of Hateld, MO and Rhonda Cooper of Kent with Kathryn Adams; Darlene Bear with Don Bear, and Merna King of Bedford and Dan King of Redding with Ed and Lorraine King. served for coffee club Tuesday. Lisa played the keyboard for music in the morning with Peggy Wagenknecht and Jane and Roland Buck in to assist with the singing. They also went to the special care unit to sing with them. Bingo was played in the afternoon with Lisa and Pattie. Winners were Berniece Hoffman, Anna Linkey, Anita Hayworth, Doyle Murphy and Iris Osborn. Wednesday staff was busy doing hand care all morning. Kathi went to the special care unit to do hand care as well. Seth Denney and two of his sons were in for church in the afternoon. Carmene James played the piano during church. After church residents gathered in the south lobby to watch an episode of the old Dallas. They enjoyed freshly popped popcorn and kettle corn. There were three tables of the card game Trash going on in the south lobby. Sommer, Liz and Kathi were busy playing cards with them. Liz was busy preparing for the fondue party in the afternoon. Residents were out to nd out about fondue. Liz made a classic garlic, cheddar and spinach fondue served with crackers and bread cubes. Other types of fondue were Swiss-beer, Mexican, pizza, caramel and chocolate fondue. They were all served with either rye bread, sourdough bread, french bread, cheddar bread, pepperoni and cheddar bread, apples, strawberries, bananas, pound cake, broccoli and carrots. Helping serve were Sommer and Amber. Friday Kathi read the Mount Ayr Record-News and Diagonal Progress to the residents. Later she played dominoes with them. Lisa and Sommer played bingo in the afternoon. Winners were Thelma Grimes, Nina Saltzman, Iris Osborn, Helen Banks, Permelia Fletchall, Anita Hayworth, Henry Peterson, Vera Daughton, Donnie Johnston and Minnie Breckenridge. Sommer was in Saturday with her two boys, Ty and Wynston. They helped mom with a game of jingo with the residents. Going out rst was Anita Hayworth. To nish out the morning, they sat around to color Saint Patricks Day pictures. The pictures were later hung on their doors. Sunday school was led by Elaine Willis. Bruce and Michelle Ricker were in for communion in the afternoon. Visitors last week were Kay and Bob Sickels with Vera Daughton; Joyce England with Lois Anne Sobotka; Peggy Wagenknecht with Marilyn Richards, Vera Deemer and Iris Osborn; Lisa Richards with Marilyn Richards; George Hunt, Rich and Peggy Hunt and Connie Hunt with Rose Hunt; Joni Taylor and Janis Taylor with Anna Linkey; Linda Konnath with Roxie Trullinger; Dean and Marietta Cobb with Minnie Breckenridge, Norma Smith and Vera Carson; Shirley and Bob Erickson with Don Strange; Marlene and Cassie Osborn with Laura Osborn; Karen Hutchinson with Kathleen Freed, Marilyn Richards and Cleola Geist; Leo and Thelma Miller with Ray Miller; Sue Rahn with Ray Miller; Jim and Arlene Pearce with Edna Scott; Louise Frost with Joan Hill and Theola Cameron; Nancy Baker and Sharon Lesan with Eileen Lesan; Turk Allen with Lois Anne Sobotka; Sue Richards with Cleola Geist and Twilla Lininger; Beulah Walter, Barb Walter and Wanda McGahuey with Vera Deemer and Irene Spencer; Dorothy Barber with Doyle Murphy; Barb Garrett with Pam Larsen, and Holly Beede with Vera Deemer.

March 11 - Congratulations to Payton Weehler. Over the weekend he competed in the dummy calf roping competition in Lincoln, NE. Payton was the champion in the 10/12-year-old division. His cousin, Houston Stephens, was third in the same division. Another cousin, Hyatt Stephens, was champion in the six-year-and-under division. It looks like lots of good ropers in the family. Wendell and Curt Jackson helped Linda Jackson celebrate her birthday in Mount Ayr Sunday evening. Robert, Julie and Amber Davison, Kevin, Melanie and Hannah Jackson, Greg, Amy, Emma and Gracie Mobley and Linda Murphy attended the high school play over the weekend. Wyatt Jackson was in the play. Laura Davison and Maddie Mobley were part of the backstage crew. Wendell and Joan Jackson attended the dress rehearsal for the play Monday night. Katelyn Warin was home for the weekend. She is a student at Iowa State University. Wyatt Jackson went to district FFA Saturday. Friday night Donna, Katelyn and Megan Warin attended the spring play, Donovans Daughters, at the high school. Joan Jackson spent from Thursday until Sunday at the MIAA Conference Basketball Tournament in Kansas City. The Northwest Missouri State University men and womens teams participated. The mens team played in the championship game Sunday afternoon. They lost that game, placing second in the tournament. Amber Davison, Emma Mobley, Hannah Jackson and Paige Lynch helped Elsie Schafer celebrate her birthday Saturday and Sunday at Adventureland in Des Moines. Megan Warin played AAU volleyball in Mount Ayr Saturday. Joe, Donna and Katelyn were there to watch the teams. Wyatt Jackson, Laura Davison and Maddie Mobley attended a cast party at the home of their instructor, Shaun Kniep, Sunday afternoon. Dick and Joyce Weehler attended a birthday party for Mallory Weehler Saturday evening at the home of Randy, Kim and Evan Weehler.

art. Linda told him that she wasnt that good. He will be missed, too. The Monday morning Bible study went to Opal Neeses new home at the Iowana Hotel in Creston last Monday. Every misses her and it was good the see her. Everyone had a good time. Tuesday morning, March 8, several Lions members went down to New Market and accepted the grants they had applied for. One for a camera for Sheila Haidsiak to screen the little kids in the district, one for the cemetery and museum and one for the school for a special music program which will be open to everyone. More on that later. Closing this week with, Ive learned that honesty in little things is not a little thing. From the coffee table, Linda B.

deaths of Ardith Sickels and Kenny Bolinger. Ardith has been with them for many years and was a sweet, kind lady. She is survived by a brother, Wilbur Wiggs Matheny; two sisters-in-law, Eileen Matheny and Marilyn Beck, along with many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Kenny was at Clearview just a short time but will be missed. He is survived by wife Sherry and son Curtis. All extend their sympathy to these families. Visitors have been Marcia Nickell and Rob Wetzel with Dorothy Wetzel; Randy Allman with Varel Dodge; Liz Kilgore, Kerry Saville and Kathy Valenzuela with Clara Kilgore; Ray Bradley with Coletta Bradley; Betty Schaffer with Ethel Helgerson; Jack and Dixie Taylor with Lorabel Taylor; Carol Lee Fisher and Leslie Chandler with Peggy Abarr, and Normie Beggs with several.

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Jeani Swartwood
March 11 - Well, it is snowing again. Of course we know it will not last long, but this writer thinks they are all ready for spring. Clearview has lots of activities the rest of the month. The monthly coffee is this Friday, so why not stop by for a cup of coffee and a roll. The Lenox choir is going to perform Friday afternoon, March 22, and the Community Singers on Tuesday afternoon, March 26. Monday morning started off with exercise and 20 questions. Scott Marcum couldnt make it for Bible study Monday afternoon, so Amy put in a movie and made some popcorn for everyone. Wheel of Fortune was played Tuesday morning with the residents getting about every answer. Everyone came to the dining room for bingo Tuesday afternoon. Dorothy Wetzel won down the Bs & Os and the small picture frame, Lila won the T game, Lorane Leonard won the large picture frame, Evelyn Stevenson, Ona Knott and Darlene Gilbert won blackout and Darlene also won regular bingo. Exercise and fun facts were Wednesday morning with the answers being true or false. Shurmaine McAlpine was the minister for church Wednesday afternoon. Everyone enjoyed caramel corn after church. Amy got the residents out Thursday morning to play the senses game. They all enjoyed watching Trisha and Heather trying to guess each smell while blindfolded. It was very amusing. Then the residents also tried their hand at guessing what everything was. A Barbie social was held Thursday afternoon on the occasion of Barbies birthday. Jeani and Amy both brought in some of their Barbie doll collections for everyone to look at. Each told about their collections and facts about Barbie were read. Tables were set in the living room and everyone enjoyed cupcakes, tea and coffee. They all still like to look at pretty dolls. Friday morning was exercise and each one answering trivia, slogans and nishing the phrases. The school kids came to read and visit with the residents Friday afternoon. All were saddened by the

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March 11 - Residents are looking forward in welcoming spring in the next couple of weeks! Their clocks sprang forward an hour over the weekend with the new time change. Dorothy Main saw her rst robin of the year outside her window at her bird feeder. what a great sign of spring! Residents started out the week with Ranger Kate visiting and talking about frogs. She brought in models of eggs, tadpoles and one of a frog for them to view. They learned that many kinds of frogs are extinct and got to listen to recorded sounds of some frogs and a toad. Next month Ranger Kate will present a lesson on bob white/ quail. Everyone always looks forward to having her come and share all things related to nature she has to offer. Ladies Club was the afternoon highlight hearing all the nicknames of each other and of famous people. Residents certainly did enjoyed listening to Musically Inclined that evening. It was also fun to have several family members join them in listening to this music group. Tuesday morning Mens Club enjoyed nding out the nicknames of each other as well with all the humor along with it. Dominoes were played in the living area by some of the other residents. Residents did their daily exercises for strength and exibility and by afternoon residents enjoyed bingo hour with the help of Harold Crawford, Phyllis Riggs, Phyllis Sickels and Cheri Dessinger. Guest players were Jeanie Gilliand with Earl Brand, Corwin Karr with Elaine McCampbell, Neil Stanley with Ada Stanley and Alma Harris with Phyllis Faubion. Winners were Dorothy Sobotka, Marie Campbell, Paul Campbell, Kenny Driftmier, Maxine Kean, Kathryn Adams, Maxine Werner, Marvin Morse, Catherine Crawford, Earl Brand, Lorraine King, Betty Ruby, Ruth Angus, Bev Moore, Sylvia Hall and Lorene Triggs. Blackout winner was Marvin Morse. Smells like was the Wednesday morning topic as residents enjoyed having the chance to

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smell different odors and had to try to distinguish what each scent was including items from horse feed to all different kinds of spices and mens cologne. They also shared their favorite smells from bread baking and freshly mowed grass to grilled meat and lilacs. Exercises were then done followed by church service with Pastor Seth Denney and son Sam, along with Camille Jackson playing the piano. The afternoon was spent completing word searches with Dorothy. Everyone appreciated having Phyllis Riggs come out Thursday morning and do nail care for the residents. They always enjoy either a touch-up or a new look each week. Bird bash was the afternoon activity with Deanna. Residents made cheerio sticks for the birds and enjoyed watching as the birds pecked away at them. Finches were the birds residents learned about today as they are both in their aviary and also seen at their many outdoor feeders. They usually eat one to two teaspoons of food per day and can starve in a span of 24 hours if feed is not available. Thursday evening a few residents enjoyed attending the high school spring play, Donovans Daughters. It was a nice, fun outing for the group which included Virginia Albers, Lorraine King, Dorothy Main, Evalee White, Darlene Minnick and Ruth Angus. Friday the Record News was read in the morning along with exercises and by afternoon target toss was played along with the ABCs of.many different items which proved to be a challenge. Darlene Minnick, Evalee White and Maxine Werner enjoyed going out with family over the weekend. Danny Gregg and Catherine Crawford had a good time going to the Mount Ayr meal site. Lunch guests over the past weekend were Patti Jones with Elaine McCampbell, Phyllis Sickels with her mother Sylvia Hall, and Neil Stanley with his mother, Ada Stanley. Visitors this past week included Corwin Karr, Chuck Page and Patti Page Jones with Elaine McCampbell; Ethel Campbell with Don Campbell; Melanie Ruby, James Ruby and Lois Grace with Betty Ruby; Donna and Marion Stark, Judy Doolittle and Deb and Cortlynn Holmes with Loreen Reed; John and Mary Howell of Glenwood with Paul and Marie Campbell; Ellen Powell, Norma Lee Jones and Helen Pollock of Malvern with Ruth Angus; Neil Stanley with Ada Stanley; Rhonda Cooper of Kent with Kathryn Adams; Judy Doolittle and Marion and Donna Stark with Loreen Reed; Irene Merical of Adel with Shirley Brown; Phyllis Sickels, Marion and Donna Stark and Cheri Dessinger with Sylvia Hall; Lyle Hogue of Missouri with Irene Hogue; Connie Worthington of Des Moines with Margaret Fletchall; Cheryl Stuck of Warrensburg,

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March 11 -- The weather has really changed again this week. Residents were wanting to go outside to sit and watch the birds and enjoy the sunshine. Now they have to wait a little longer. Today (Thursday) they will get to go to school again with Liz as the teacher. In the afternoon Kathi will help residents play Saint Patricks alphabet game. The general store will be open Friday morning. A movie will be shown in the south lobby Saturday afternoon. Monday Sommer will lead a group in decorating for Easter by working on some Easter crafts. This is also a special month for the social worker. March is designated as National Social Workers Month. To honor Amber Fooken, staff and residents will enjoy homemade tacos for lunch with all the xings. This was a request by residents as well as Amber. Doctor rounds are March 21 and Mrs. Taylors second graders will be in for bingo March 22. Monday Pattie continued to read The Dog Next Door by Callie Smith Grant in the morning. It is a delightful collection of true stories that celebrate dogs. In the afternoon Sommer and Kathi served ice cream with toppings during the ice cream social. Residents enjoyed chocolate and vanilla ice cream with strawberries, nuts, oreos, caramel, chocolate syrup, sprinkles and whipped cream. Cheese and crackers were

Audit released for SICOG

Ted Willets, CPA, recently released an audit report on the Southern Iowa Council of Governments and Afliate. Willets reported that the Southern Iowa Council of Governments and Afliate had revenues of $1,361,781 for the year ended September 30, 2012. Expenditures for operations totaled $993,159 for the year ended September 30, 2012. Expenditures included $339,104 for salaries, $94,790 for employee benets and $14,060 for travel. A copy of the audit report is available for review in the ofce of the Auditor of State and the Southern Iowa Council of Governments ofce. Need a rubber stamp? We have all kinds. Notary stamps, daters, check endorsers, return addresses at the Mount Ayr Record-News.

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Sports Post season honors for Raider seniors Poore, Still

Two Raiders are unanimous rst-team choices on the Pride of Iowa boys basketball all-conference teams. Seniors Braydee Poore and Jake Still are the only Raiders to appear on either the rst or second team rosters. This marks the third straight year Poore has been a rst-team selection. Still appeared on the second team last year.

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Evans signs with SWCC

Poore named INA all-state

SWCC shooting coach Charlie Mundy signs Diagonal senior Heath Evans as one of the rst recruits for the colleges shooting team. Braydee Poore Jake Still

Braydee Poore picked up another post-season basketball honor this week. The 63 senior was named to the 2013 Class 1A All-State boys basketball third team by the Iowa Newspaper Association. Other area players were also honored on the all-state rosters. Murrays Austin Halls was named to the Class 1A second team. Nodaway Valley had two players honored in Class 2A. Alex Welsch and Brad Baudler were named to the rst and second teams, respectively.

Mount Ayr bowlers make District 7 teams

Jaydon Knight (left) and Preston Fleharty proudly show off their medals.

Two place in state Pee Wee wrestling

Two Mount Ayr elementary students recently competed in the Super Pee Wee AAU State Championship wrestling tournament in Waterloo. Jaydon Knight, with a record of 3-1, placed second out of 16 wrestlers in his bracket in the secondgrade division at 70 pounds. He is the son of Jacobs Knight and Megan Grifth. Preston Fleharty, with a record of 4-2, placed fth out of 32 wrestlers in his bracket in the rst-grade division at 54 pounds. He is the son of Cory and Kylee Fleharty.

Diagonal high school senior Heath Evans is the latest addition to the Southwestern Community College (SWCC) sports shooting program. He joins 10 other Iowa high school seniors who have been recruited by Charlie Mundy, SWCC head sports shooting coach, to be on the Spartans team as they debut this fall. Evans, who will graduate from Diagonal in May, plans to complete SWCCs arts and sciences transfer program. Upon completion of his associates degree from SWCC, he plans to transfer to Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, MO. His goal is to become a conservationist. Evans is the son of Ronda and Chris Evans of Diagonal.

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Three Mount Ayr high school bowlers have been named to the District 7 All-District team. (Top row) Junior Naomi Richards (left) was honored as a second team selection while freshman Samantha Crawford received an honorable mention. The Raiderettes nished with a 2-10 record, good for sixth place in the seven-team district. Lamoni, at 15-1, placed rst in the district. (Second row) On the boys side, senior Jasper Abarr (left) made the second team, and sophomore Nathan Roberts received honorable mention. The Raiders recorded a 5-9 record, good for sixth place. Clarke captured rst in the district with a 14-2 record.

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News Cleareld, Diagonal students place at Corning art show

Several Cleareld and Diagonal sixth- through eighth-graders particpated last week in an art show at the Corning Center for the Fine Arts. Kera Carpenter, an eighth-grader from Diagonal, won a rst-place honor for her self-portrait sculpture. Maddie Lohmann, a Diagonal seventh-grader, placed second with her paper mache sculpture entitled Wild Fire. Also earning a second-place honor was Cleareld sixth-grader Cassidy Lohmann with her tie-dye banner. Honorable mention went to Diagonal seventh-grader Kennedy Brokaw-McAlexander with an ink drawing entitled I Love Dance Zentangles. Katie Sobotka, a Diagonal seventh grader, also earned an honorable mention with her paper mache sculpture entitled Spring Free. Also particpating in the show were Cleareld sixth graders Kristina Marcum, Jimmie OConnor and Morgan Parrish as well as Cassidy Becker and Kasydi Klommhaus, both Diagonal eighth graders. Each won a CCFA Award in recognition of their participation. Diana Larson is art instructor for Cleareld and Diagonal. A total of 102 art pieces were submitted from nine schools, including Bedford, Cleareld, Corning, Diagonal, East Union, Glenwood, Orient-Macksburg, Mount Ayr and Red Oak.

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Public Health partners with Diagonal school

Ringgold County Public Health (RCPH) recently met with a group from the Diagonal school to discuss worksite wellness options. A group of ve school staff got to work on good ways to help employees be active during the winter. They decided that promoting participation in the Live Healthy Iowa 10 Week Challenge, a team-based online physical activity program would be something many would be interested in being a part of. Larry Teply agreed to be team captain, and they lled up a 10-person team quickly. Ever the optimist and eager to help, Teply has been a wellness champion in past years by organizing teams and walking regularly with teammates. Its easier to be on a team because it helps me to stay active, he said. I dont want to let my teammates down. Now I even walk on the weekends which I wasnt before. He also mentioned that some on the team have tried new activities like weightlifting.

(Far right) Kera Carpenter displays her rst-place sculpture. (Above) Cassidy Lohmann displays her tie-dye banner, and Maddie Lohmann shows her paper mache sculpture, both of which received second-place recognition at the Corning Art Show.

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$100,000 in grant dollars available

South Central Iowa Community Foundation will be awarding over $100,000 to non-prot organizations serving Ringgold County in 2013 for community betterment projects. The grant deadline is May 1, 2013. Organizations will receive their grant awards in July at the Ringgold County Fair. Grants are awarded in a competitive grant process to those organizations receiving the highest score on four funding priorities. Those four funding priorities are positive impact to Ringgold county, permanency of the project, the number of people impacted by the project and the amount of community support the project has including other nancial support. Applications are online, under the Ringgold county tab, at Currently, the bulk of the grant dollars to be awarded come from the Building Iowa Communities through Philanthropy County Endowment Fund Program, Iowa Gaming Association and the Iowa Council of Foundations through a legislative initiative to make Iowa communities an even better place to live, work, raise families and retire. The Ringgold County Endowment Fund at South Central Iowa Community Foundation is the permanent founding source for this annual grant. The mission of South Central Iowa Community Foundation is to contribute to a better life for the people of south central Iowa by helping donors to carry out their charitable intent and by providing responsible stewardship of gifts for community purposes. Ringgold county board members are Clint Spurrier, Kevin Creveling, Barb Stephens, Sue Beck, and Michel Ricker. For further information contact a board member, visit, or call South Central Iowa Community Foundation at 641-217-9105. Garage Sale? Advertise in the Mount Ayr Record-News classi eds and draw a crowd!

not to interrupt Internet service for students and staff. Spending reduction plan Superintendent Drake presented his plan to reduce spending for the next school year if state aid does not cover projected increased expenses. He told the board the tentative plan was necessary because notices needed to be sent to district staff by April 1 if their positions were affected by potential cuts. Even though the state legislature has not yet set allowable growth for schools for next year, Drake said he based his plan on two percent allowable growth. With that new money, the district would still be short approximately $66,808 to cover contracted staff salary and benets for next year. The plan included the elimination of the librarian position that is currently shared with Bedford. Drake explained Kim Curry had agreed to take on library responsibilities along with her current duties as technology director. She has agreed to obtain additional certication in that area. That move would save $7,600. Drake estimated the district could save $18,000 in replacing a retiring teacher and $24,000 by not lling two open classied positions. Another $17,344 would need to come from cuts from the teaching staff, but Drake pointed out that number did not equal one full-time teacher. Drake added any allowable growth above two percent would reduce the necessity for some of the planned reductions, but he said factors such as the number of employees opting into the districts insurance plan would also affect the need to amend the reduction plan. Budget Drake presented the district budget and tax levies for the coming school year. The budget estimates collecting $3,678,113 through utility replacement and property tax. The levy rate for next year is just over $16.56 per $1000 valuation, similar to this year. The total general fund levy would raise $2,733,281, the management levy would total $250,000, the physical plant and equipment levy would raise $76,157 and the debt service levy would total $618,675. A public hearing on the budget was set for April 8 at 6 p.m. Personnel The board approved the resignations of Roberta Campbell and Lyle Main, both of whom are accepting the districts new early retirement incentive for classied employees. The board also approved the resignation of Janet Auge from her elementary teaching contract at the end of the current school year. Auges husband Brad was relocat-

ed early in the school year to the Kansas City area to assume management of a Hy-Vee store there. The board approved hiring Brandie Ruggles as middle school track coach for $1,458. The additional coaching position resulted from higher-than-expected numbers out for track this season. Tori Braby was hired as varsity volleyball coach for the 2013-14 school year for $2,332. Athletic sharing Activities director Delwyn Showalter reminded the board it was time to reconsider the athletic sharing agreement in baseball and track with Diagonal for the next school year. He said he had some concern with the agreement for track. He explained that while only two Diagonal students were out for track this year, the sharing agreement had bumped Mount Ayr into Class 2A. As a result, the boys and girls teams cannot compete at the same district site; plus Mount Ayr can no longer host a district meet. He told the board he has discussed the issue with Diagonal administration, and they fully understand the problem. Unfortunately, it appears the number of Diagonal students interested in track may not get any better next year. The board will make a decision about the future of the sharing agreement at the April meeting. Other business Prior to the regular meeting, the board met in closed session to conduct evaluations of elementary principal Chris Elwood and secondary principal Lynne Wallace. The board took no action coming out of closed session. Superintendent Joe Drake presented criteria for a proposed Mount Ayr Community Schools Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame would recognize individuals and groups who have made considerable contributions and/or brought honor and recognition to the district. Recognition categories include friends of Mount Ayr Community School, coaches/sponsors, teams/groups, individuals and distinguished graduates. Potential inductees could be nominated by anyone at any time, and nominees would be reviewed by a Hall of Fame selection committee who would vote on the nal inductees. The board will review the criteria and act on the proposal at the April meeting. After approving language changes dealing with collaboration as mandated by the state legislature, the board approved the 2013-14 master agreement with the teachers. Superintendent Drake reported progress is being made to address problems with the commons oor. Apparently the bonding company has been in contact with the ooring subcontractor, who is now seeking information about the size and extent of the needed repairs.

Supervisors hold budget hearing

The Ringgold county board of supervisors held a public hearing on the scal year 2014 budget as part of their regular meeting Monday, March 11. The public hearing prior to approval of the scal year 2014 county budget lasted over two hours with a number of residents voicing concerns about the increased tax asking in the new budget. Supervisor David Inloes opened the meeting by explaining the budget process and the many hurdles the board faced in preparing the budget for maintaining secondary roads, their top priority. However, he said the county is already contributing the most ($711,738) to the Secondary Roads Department allowed by Iowa Code. Inloes added that even if money in other budget line items was shifted or cut, the county still could not contribute any more funds to the Secondary Roads department. The board did discover insurance, FICA and IPERS can come out of the general supplemental fund and rural supplemental fund, respectfully, so they took the step to create a new levy for rural supplemental for this purpose. The shift of these expenses out of the secondary roads budget made available an additional $465,925 that may be used to maintain roads. This action did cause a slight increase in taxes, a 1.3854 in levy rates overall, according to county gures. Most of those voicing concerns with the budget said they recognized the need for increased funding to maintain county roads. However, they questioned why several county departments received increases to their budgets in a time when the county was strapped to nd sufcient funds to maintain county roads. Lyle Faris asked why the supervisors are not asking department heads to cut their budgets. He also added he has no problem paying to x the roads, but if taxpayers have to pay more, then departments should have to decrease their spending. Jim Goins also said he was not opposed to paying more in taxes to address the road problem, but he felt the departments could help offset the increased tax burden by taking cuts to their budgets as well. County attorney Clint Spurrier said one reason for increases in department budgets was because insurance was not included in any department budget for FY13 when it should have been. In FY14 this problem has been corrected, therefore showing a signicant increase over FY13. Faris asked the board to reconsider the proposed budget prior to making nal approval, which is required by March 15. Raymond Shields, representing Farm Bureau, stated the organization is in favor of a gas tax increase to provide additional funding for secondary roads; however, he is not sure if this bill will pass this legislative session. Kevin Kilgore presented what he considers to be a number of errors and/or omissions contained within the budget gures. He noted that the budget that was published in the paper is not the same as the budget presented at the hearing. Inloes responded that the budget proposed at the hearing is less than what was published in the paper due to an error with Secondary Roads FICA and IPERS. Kilgore said there is no transfer out listed for FY13 and the FY14 transfer out number is wrong, thus causing the ending balance to be incorrect. He added that the valuations for FY14 are not correct. Kilgore also argued that exsheets used to prepare the nal budget are ofcial documents and questioned why they do not match what is in the published budget. He also noted that the assessors budget does not match the exsheets and that the salaries listed on the proposed budget do not match the exsheet amounts. At the end of the hearing, the

At their latest wellness meeting the Diagonal group decided to distribute a wellness interest survey to employees. They determined this would be a good way to nd out what sort of healthy activities and programming the staff would be interested in to start next school year. RCPH continues outreach to local businesses and organizations about worksite wellness programs. Worksite wellness can be simply dened as employers nding ways to make it easier for employees to be healthy while at the workplace and beyond. . RCPH invites everyone to look for ways to add health into their workday, whether it is a short walk on break, packing healthy snacks for your workday, or joining a team with co-workers. Call Ringgold County Public Health for more information at 641-464-0691 or on the web at and www.facebook. com/rstop.

supervisors agreed to table approval of the proposed budget and to reconsider amending it. They met in special session Tuesday afternoon to discuss the budget. At the end of the discussion they voted to adjust the budget by placing health insurance and FICA and IPERS back into the Secondary Roads Department budget. This action reduced the overall levy as presented at Mondays meeting. More details will be available in next weeks RecordNews.

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Letter to the Editor: Designing a Super Bowl advertisement has become about as much competition as the actual football game. Millions of dollars are spent by both United States and foreign corporations to earn the designation as best Super Bowl ad. This year Chryslers ad So God Made a Farmer rated as one of the best. Why would an advertisement highlighting the life of a farmer gain such attention in the United States where farming only employs less than two percent of the population? Was it the fact that it was a narration of Paul Harveys speech at the 1978 national FFA convention coupled to passionate photographs of farm life or is it the current world concern of food shortages caused by recent droughts in foodproducing nations? Do the CEOs of Chrysler Corporation which donated $1 million dollars to the Future Farmers of America (which was reached in less than ve days due to the popularity of the ad) recognize the importance of insuring a pool of individuals who have the skills to produce food for the rest of the world? Or did the creators of the ad know what would catch the viewers attention and gain the recognition of one of the top-rated Super Bowl ads? Whatever the reason, the fact remains the same - the United States is facing a shortage of persons wanting to become farmers. For every one farmer and rancher under the age of 25, there are ve who are 75 or older, according to Agriculture Department statistics. In the next 10 years, nearly 50 percent of active farmers will retire. Who will replace these farmers? Current political legislation and economic uncertainty is not much encouragement for a young person to choose the risk involved in farming over the security of a salaried job in urban America. Farm Bureau is a grass roots organization dedicated to supporting young persons wanting to farm which helps ensure that a secure, safe, affordable food supply is available for all Americans. The United States has led the world for years in the least amount of disposable income spent for food. For America to remain number one over the rest of the world in income spent for food, consumers

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need a voice like Farm Bureaus in Washington D.C. to ensure that areas such as laws, government policies, nance and education are favorable for production agriculture. A membership in your local Farm Bureau shows your support for keeping safe, affordable food on your table. For those who are Farm Bureau members, thank you for your commitment. If you are not a member, Ringgold County Farm Bureau would appreciate your membership, a show of your support for our local farmers. You can contact any Farm Bureau member or stop in at the local ofce and discover all the benets a membership in Farm Bureau has to offer such as scholarships, Ford vehicle discounts, health screenings, hearing aid discounts, AAA membership discount, free admittance to the Iowa Hall of Pride and many others. Joy Goins membership chairman Diagonal


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Next month Ringgold county farmers will begin planting the seeds that will eventually nourish Iowas livestock and be turned into the products we use on a daily basis, like cleaners, inks, plastic, vitamins, ethanol and wine. During National Agriculture Week and National Agriculture Day (March 20), Ringgold County Farm Bureau celebrates new life on the farm and the farmers commitment to nurturing that life in a way that benets all Iowans. To celebrate National Ag Week, Ringgold County Farm Bureau will be presenting Ag in the Classroom and NRCS will be holding an Essay Contest in our schools. Farm Bureau also encourages everyone to visit http://www.farmersfeedus. org/ to see Iowas farm families in action and sign up for a chance to win free groceries for a year! Iowa farmers are blessed with fertile soil and an environment thats ideal for growing crops and raising livestock, says Raymond Shields, Ringgold County Farm Bureau President. And all Iowans can feel fortunate knowing that their food is being grown and raised by their neighbors, farmers whose families have worked the land for generations and have remained committed to producing wholesome food and protecting our natural resources. Iowas 92,000 farms lead the nation in corn, soybean, hog and egg production. Theyre also among the national leaders in environmental protection, investing about $435 million annually in conservation practices. Iowa ranks rst nationally in acres devoted to grassy buffer strips that reduce runoff and protect streams, with almost 13 percent of the nations total. To learn more about farming and how it touches all Iowans, visit Stop into the Ringgold County Farm Bureau ofce anytime during Ag week for cookies and coffee and to nd out more about what Farm Bureau can do for you. Mount Ayr Record-News

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Practical Farmers of Iowa will continue its online seminar series this spring with several timely learning opportunities to help farmers as they prepare to plant, hire workers and make farm decisions. The interactive webinars called farminars will occur live each Tuesday from 7-8:30 p.m. CST, from March 19 through April 2, and are free and open to everyone. Any computer with an Internet connection may be used to participate. Farminars are led by farmers, and many are presented in a shbowl format where attendees listen as an experienced farmer answers a beginning farmers questions. To participate or see upcoming farminars, go to www. All archived farminars and audio podcasts of past farminars are also available at this link. Topics featured this spring will include: cover crops and online tools to aid cover crop decisionmaking; farm worker hiring tips and guidelines; and ways beginning farmers employed on mentor

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Farmer/author/storyteller Michael Cotter will present stories about farming, farmers and their community 7 p.m. Thursday, Mar. 14 at the Princess Theater. The presentation is sponsored by the Mount Ayr Chamber of Commerce, the Princess Theater and the Mount Ayr Lions. Tickets are available at the door for $10. The Lions will serve a roast beef and pork loin dinner from 5-7 p.m. at the First Christian Church prior to the performance. Cost is $8.00. According to a press release, Cotter is a third-generation southern Minnesota farmer, dad and storyteller. He is a combination of pride in straight corn rows and concern for a healthy environment. His Irish-Catholic heritage gives him the gift of compassion and understanding, blended with a little blarney, and his gentle nature invites his audiences to look deep within themselves to nd their own stories. He believes in farming, in people and in the healing power of storytelling.

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This winters Tools for the Future Crop Fair has a program designed to help local growers deal with the volatility in modern agriculture, according to organizers with the Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) and Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB). The program will be March 22 at Elks Lodge, 701 South Fremont Street in Shenandoah. The free program runs from 1 to 4 p.m. with complimentary lunch served at 12 p.m. Featured presentations include 2013 Weather Outlook by Bryce Anderson, ag meteorologist with DTN; Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy by Ben Gleason, sustainable program manager with Iowa Corn, Crop Management Concerns for 2013 by Aaron Saeugling, eld agronomist with Iowa State University. For questions or to RSVP by March 18th, contact Janelle Kracht, district eld manager with Iowa Corn at 515-229-9980.

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All farm owners are subject to labor laws when farm employees are involved, but knowing what those laws are and when some rules or exemptions apply can be confusing. To offer some clarity, Practical Farmers of Iowa has developed a new online resource to help Iowa farmers and farm workers better understand their rights and responsibilities as employers and employees. The resource, Farm Employment FAQ, was developed in partnership with Farm Commons and is available for free on the Practical Farmers of Iowa website at The FAQ is not intended as a comprehensive legal resource, but rather as a starting point for farmers and workers to nd answers to common questions and links to other resources. The goal is to help farmers gain more insight into how to comply with state and federal labor laws, which can span multiple regulatory agencies. The FAQ consists of questions organized into several categories, including: General wage questions Interns, trainees or youth workers Volunteers Work crews, migrant workers or independent contractors Insurance, injuries and workers compensation Paperwork, taxes and wage withholding

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According to recently released export statistics for 2012, Iowa exports of manufactured goods and value-added agricultural goods have increased almost 10 percent over the 2011 calendar year. In 2012, Iowa exported over $14.6 billion to countries around the world, compared to $13.3 billion of exports in 2011. Overall exports for the entire U.S. grew by 4.46 percent in 2012.

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Public Notices Public Notices

ORDINANCE NO. 19 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF MOUNT AYR, IOWA, 2007, BY AMENDING PROVISIONS PERTAINING TO COUNCIL COMPENSATION BE IT ENACTED by the City Council of the City of Mount Ayr, Iowa: SECTION 1. SECTIONS MODIFIED. Section 17.06 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Mount Ayr, Iowa 2007 is repealed and the following adopted in lieu thereof: 17.06 COMPENSATION. The salary of each Council member is $50.00 for each meeting of the Council attended and payable biannually.

DONALD SOLLIDAY Mayor ATTEST: PAMELA POORE City Clerk First Reading: 02-04-2013 Second Reading: 02-18-2013 Third Reading: 03-04-2013 I certify that the forgoing was published as Ordinance No. 19 on the 14th day of March 2013. PAMELA POORE City Clerk 2-1t

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 372.13[8]) SECTION 2. SEVERABILITY CLAUSE. If any section, provision or part of this ordinance shall be adjudged invalid or unconstitutional, such adjudication shall not affect the validity of the ordinance as a whole or any section, provision or part thereof not adjudged invalid or unconstitutional. SECTION 3. WHEN EFFECTIVE: This ordinance shall be in effect from and after its nal passage, approval and publication as provided by law. Passed by the Council the 4th day of March 2013 and approved this 4th day of March 2013.

PUBLIC NOTICE Petitioner, Taja Meek vs James Meek, respondent. A hearing on the petition for plenary order of protection is hereby set for 1:30 p.m. in court room 207 on April 10th, 2013, in the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit, Lake County, Illinois. 53-5tp

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March 4, 2013 The Ringgold County Board of Supervisors met in regular session Monday, March 4, 2013. The meeting was called to order at 9 a.m. with the following members present: David Inloes, Royce Dredge and Kraig Pennington. A motion was made by 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 minutes. AYES: Unanimous. NAYS: None. Claim checks will be issued March 7, 2013. Abarr, Charles, township trustee meeting, $10.00. ACS, treasurer 20/20, $600.00. Adams Quality Cleaning, February 2013 cleaning, $80.00. Alliant Energy, RCSS/sheriff electric/courthouse gas/electric/Redding/public health utilities/Beaconseld/Tingley, $7,426.91. American Express, ofce items, $14.85. Angus, Warren, township trustee meetings, $20.00. Arends, Shannon, cell phone/ school meals, $108.75. Auto-Jet Mufer Corp., parts, $361.16. Bankers Leasing Company, public health copier lease payment/overage, $293.91. Barco Municipal Products, tools, $317.12. Barker Implement Co., parts, $136.60.

Beck, Leora Sue, February mileage/cell phone, $258.83. Bishop, Laurance M., township trustee meetings, $20.00. Bishop, Terry, township trustee meetings, $20.00. Boyer Petroleum Co., oil supplies, $52.00.

Calhoun-Burns & Assoc., bridge inspection, $4,357.00. California Contractors Supplies, reective tape, $158.00.

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Cannon, Gerald, February chore service, $56.00.

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Church Notes
Mount Ayr Larger Parish United Methodist Churches Pastor Skip Rushing Redding 9:00 a.m., Worship. 10:00 a.m., Sunday School. Middle Fork 9:00 a.m., Sunday School, all ages. 10:00 a.m., Worship. Mount Ayr 10:00 a.m., Sunday School. 10:30 - 11:00 a.m., Refreshments and Fellowship. 11:00 a.m., Worship. St. Josephs Catholic Church 100 N. Polk, Mount Ayr Fr. Bashir Abdelsamad, Pastor Sunday mass, 8:00 a.m. St. Patricks Catholic Church Grand River Fr. Bashir Abdelsamad, Pastor Saturdays, mass at 5:30 p.m. United Church of Diagonal Pastor Ed Shields 9:30 a.m., Church. 10:30 a.m., Sunday school. Tingley First Christian Church Al Rusk, Pastor 10:00 a.m., Church school. Margaret Hull, Superintendent. 11:00 a.m., Worship. First Lutheran Church Mount Ayr - LCMS Vacancy Pastor: Rev. Jonathan Watt Sunday, March 17: 8:00 a.m., Worship with holy communion. Free Methodist Church Charles Weiman, Pastor 10:00 a.m., Sunday school. 11:00 a.m., Worship service. 7:00 p.m., Evening worship. Wednesday, Family Night Prayer meeting; F.M.Y., C.L.C., 7 p.m. Kellerton Assembly of God Church Pastor Barton Shields 9:30 a.m., Sunday School. 10:30 a.m., Worship service. 6:00 p.m., Sunday evening worship. Wednesday, 7:00 p.m., Adult Bible study. Blockton Christian Church Scott Marcum, Pastor 9:30 a.m., Bible School. 10:45 a.m., Worship. Second and fourth Sundays of each month, Youth Groups. First Wednesday of each month, Church Night. Tent Chapel Church of Christ Richard Reinhardt, Minister (3 miles south of Blockton, Iowa) Bible study, 10:00 a.m. Morning worship, 11:00 a.m. Watch In Search of the Lords Way - 7 a.m., Sunday on Ch. 17; KDSM Dish 259, 6:30 a.m. or Direct TV 364, 6:30 a.m. Sundays, 6:30 p.m., evening services. Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m., Bible study. Regular Baptist Church Mount Ayr 464-3293 (Church) Pastor Seth Denney 9:45 a.m., Sunday School. 11:00 a.m., Morning worship service. Nursery available. 6:30 p.m., Evening service. Wednesday, 6:30-8 p.m., AWANA; 7 p.m., Midweek Bible study and prayer. 7 p.m., Youth service. Hickory Grove Advent Christian Church Sherry Wiley, supply pastor The church has closed for the winter and will reopen in the spring on Palm Sunday, March 24, 2013. Mount Ayr Assembly of God Pastor Doug Rohrer (515-783-7712) See our facebook page 8:15 - 8:45 a.m., Prayer 9:00 a.m., Sunday school for all ages. 10:00 a.m., Fellowship. 10:30 a.m., Worship service. Nursery available. Childrens church. 5:00 p.m. Men of Valor Saturday, March 2: 8 - 11 a.m., Open Closet. Thursdays: Revolution Youth - 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays: Kids Club - 5-7 p.m. Kellerton United Methodist Church Rev. Robin Thomas, Pastor 9:30 a.m., Sunday School 10:30 a.m., Worship. Beaconseld United Methodist Church Rev. Robin Thomas, Pastor Sunday, 9:00 a.m., Morning Worship. No Sunday School. The Lighthouse Non-Denominational Fellowship Doug Greene, Pastor Darin Dolecheck, Youth Pastor (west 2 miles on Hwy. 2) 9:45 a.m., Sunday School. 10:30 a.m., Worship. 6:30 p.m., Evening Worship. Mondays, 5 p.m., Thin Within Support Group; 7 p.m., Sowing in Tears Support Group. Wednesdays, 6 - 8 p.m., Crew Kids Club; 8 - 9 p.m., SOC Youth Meeting. Saturday Night Service, 7 p.m., Bible Study and Prayer led by Darla Dolecheck. Sermons available online at: United Baptist-Presbyterian Church 2343 State Highway 169 Mount Ayr Michael Maddy, Pastor (641-464-2127) Saturday, March 16: 4:30-7 p.m., Pancake supper at UBP Church. (Freewill offering) Sunday, March 17: 9:00 a.m., Sunday school. 10:00 a.m., Church service. Greeter, Dean Blades; Call to worship, Deb Larson: Musician, Nancy Sackett; Childrens sermon, Pat Meester; Monday, March 18: 5:00 p.m., Stretch exercises-UBP Church. Tuesday, March 19: 7:00 a.m., Mens breakfast at UBP Church. Wednesday, March 20: 1:30 p.m., Lois Circle held at UBP Church. 5:00 p.m., Stretch exercises. 5:30 p.m., Choir practice at UBP Church. Director Judy Cunning. 6:30 p.m., Bible study at Mount Ayr Health Care. Faith United Parish Pastor Bruce Giese Platte Center 8:30 a.m., Worship. 10:00 a.m., Sunday School. First Christian Church Pastor Chris Conklin Sunday, March 17: 7:00 a.m., Mens breakfast. 9:00 a.m., Sunday school. 10:00 a.m., Church. Tuesday, March 19: Bloodmobile. Wednesday, March 20: 9:00 a.m., WIC. Wednesdays: L.A.M.B.S. at 3:30 p.m.; Choir at 5:30 p.m. Thursday Prayer group at 9:30 a.m. Bank of Christ Outreach and Hope Center 2nd & Ringgold, Kellerton 10:00 a.m., Sunday school for children and adults. 11:00 a.m., Church service with Kathy Johnston speaking. Wishard Chapel Community Church Pastor Bill Armstrong 9:30 a.m., Sunday school. 10:30 a.m., Worship. Women of Wishard (WOW): Every rst Wednesday at 7 p.m. Ellston United Methodist Church Rev. Robin Thomas, Pastor 9:00 a.m., Church services. 10:00 a.m., Sunday school and Bible study. United Methodist Women: Every second Monday at 1:30 p.m. United Methodist Men: First/third Saturdays at 7:30 a.m. Youth Group: First/third Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. Second Sunday - potluck; fourth Sunday - fellowship time. Website: Tingley United Methodist Church Rev. Robin Thomas, Pastor 9:30 a.m., Sunday school. 10:30 a.m., Worship. United Methodist Women: Every Third Wednesday. Youth Group: Second and Fourth Sundays, 5 p.m., at Ellston. Area Bible Fellowship Church 204 North Van Buren, Cleareld Pastor Ron Christian 10:00 a.m., Worship service. 11:15 a.m., Sunday school. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m., AWANA. Website: Trinity Christian Church Terry Roberts, Minister 446-8654 (Hwy. 2 West, Decatur) 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., Sunday morning worship services. 9:30 a.m., Sunday School, all ages. Wednesday: 7 p.m., Youth/Small group Bible study. Nursery available. The Community of Christ Tony and Sandy Crandell, Co-pastors Sunday, March 17: 11:00 a.m., Worship service with Pam Cress speaking.

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Kenny Bolinger KENNETH GENE BOLINGER Kenneth Gene Bolinger, son of John R. and Suzie H. (Scott) Bolinger, was born June 4, 1931 at home south of Mount Ayr, Iowa. Kenny grew up in Ringgold and Taylor counties. Kenny was united in marriage to Marcia Haynes in March 1950. To this marriage were born two sons, Mike in 1951 and Curtis in 1955. Kenny worked for Farmers Coop in Creston, Iowa and retired as the manager. Kenny learned to play the mandolin by ear and loved music. He played for square dances, music jams and everything between. Kenny also enjoyed hunting, shing and working in his garden. He is a member of the Eagles Lodge in Creston and the Cleareld Christian Church. Kenny experienced the loss of his son, Mike, on May 14, 1969 and his wife, Marcia, on May 1, 1994. Kenny married Sherry Boyer Mullin in 1995. They made their home in Cleareld, Iowa since 1997. Kenny will be remembered as a loving husband, dad, grandpa and friend. Kenny passed away March 9, 2013 in Cleareld. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; son; siblings, Rex (Austie) Bolinger, Opal (Clyde) Rinehart, Everett (Leona) Bolinger, Virgil Bolinger, Paul (Irma) Bolinger, Clarence Bolinger, Lloyd (Violet) Bolinger and Weldon (Rose) Bolinger; father and mother-inlaw, Randal and Ethel Haynes of Lenox, Iowa; mother-in-law, Betty Boyer, and stepson-in-law, Phillip Kirby. Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Sherry Bolinger of Cleareld, Iowa; son, Curtis Bolinger of Creston, Iowa; grandsons, Rowdy and Alex Bolinger of Creston, Iowa; stepdaughters, Kathryn Kirby of Centerville, Iowa and Karole (Barry) Weeks of Ryan, Iowa; stepgrandchildren, Nickolas Kirby, Trevor Weeks, Cooper Weeks, Katelynn Kirby and Gracie Weeks; brother, Loren (Dorothy) Bolinger of Blockton, Iowa; father-in-law, Marvin Boyer of Cleareld, Iowa; brother-in-law, Doug (Deb) Boyer of Cleareld, Iowa, and nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. A memorial fund has been established in his name to be decided later. Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home in Cleareld was in charge of his arrangements. A memorial service was held Wednesday, March 13, at the Cleareld Christian Church in Cleareld with Rev. Tim Maxa ofciating. Private burial of the cremains was held in Graceland Cemetery in Creston. Counter Subscriptions for those who cant wait until Thursday to read the Mount Ayr Record-News. Save money too.

Joe Jackson JOE ANDREW JACKSON Joe Andrew Jackson was born April 19, 1932 to Clifford and Sarah Ethel Hunt Jackson at Jackson Corner in southern Ringgold county, Iowa. He attended Rose Hill country school and graduated from Mount Ayr high school in 1950. He was very proud of having been a member of an undefeated high school football team coached by Joe McNeill. Joe married Carmeta Fletchall in 1950 and then served in the Army and served during the Korean War. Upon his return from the Army he bought and operated a service station in Grant City, Missouri. In 1960 Joe was elected to the Missouri State Legislature and served as a state representative for one term. He spent the nal years of his working career engaged in the operation of the Joe Jackson Insurance Agency in Mount Ayr, Iowa. He was a 50+ year member of the American Legion and a member of the United Baptist-Presbyterian Church in Mount Ayr. Joe passed away March 4, 2013 in Mount Ayr. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Mary Faith Jackson, James Jackson, Opal Barnett, Evelyn James and Dorothy Jensen. Left to mourn him are a sister, Sally Sedgewick and husband Chuck of Grand Haven, Michigan; a brother, Delbert Jackson and wife Hazel of Allendale, Missouri; several nieces, nephews and cousins, and a host of friends. Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr was in charge of the arrangements. Services were held at the United Baptist Presbyterian Church in Mount Ayr on Friday, March 8, 2013, with Pastor Mike Maddy ofciating. Musicians were Nancy Sackett, Carol Anne McCreary and Barbie Belzer. A private burial was in the Hickory Grove Cemetery near Mount Ayr.

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Mount Ayr Inn

1304 E. South Street, Mount Ayr (Corner of Highways 2 and 169)

S. Elm 641-782-7852 211Creston St.

1 Bedroom Apartments Diagonal Housing

This institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer


Licensed and Insured

The Mount Ayr Inn is taking applications for a full-time desk clerk/assistant manager. Hours for this position will be evenings and weekends. Apply in person at the Mount Ayr Inn.

- Stove and refrigerator furnished. - Rent is based on income

405-411 W. 7th Street (62 years of age or older, handicapped or disabled, regardless of age) 108-116 Broadway Street (Available to family)


We have full and part-time hours available. Restaurant is located on Sun Valley Lake in north Ringgold County. We are seeking Cooks with experience in grilling and capable of working at a quick pace. Servers also needed. Hourly positions with salaries based on experience.

South Shore Bar and Grill

Full Time Custom Applicators

Operate pick-up truck, straight truck or semi; Assist in warehouse
Agriland FS

All applicants please call Andrew at

Seasonal Labor / Truck Drivers

North Side of the Square in Mount Ayr Call Connie Ph. 641-344-0586

~ Call ~ Thomas Management 1-800-600-9946



General Surgery Laparoscopic Surgery Orthopedic Surgery ENT Surgery Ophthalmology Surgery

504 N. Cleveland Street, Mount Ayr

Do your hips and knees ache by the end of the day? Is it progressively getting worse or keeping you from the fun you used to have? Get ahead of the pain before it gets ahead of you. See your family doctor today or call 641-464-4409 to schedule a consult with our orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Homedan, to learn about your options. Dont lose one more day to aches and pains.

Now Hiring
Christensen Farms is hiring Herdpersons for our farms in the Leon area. Positions offer: $11.50/hour starting pay $12.25/hour after 180 day training period. Benefits Package including Health and more Full Time Day Hours Advancement Opportunities
Daily care of animals in a modern facility which may include feeding, vaccinations, breeding, sanitation and care of newborn pigs.


Wednesday, March 27 Wednesday, March 20

Department of Ringgold County Hospital

NEPHROLOGY CLINIC Siva Jagarlapudi, M.D.

Friday, March 22

Jean Schmitt, A.R.N.P.

Wednesday, March 27

Bad Credit? No Credit?

Re-establish your credit!

Hermien Creger, A.R.N.P.

Wednesday, March 27


Tuesday, March 26

EAR, NOSE & THROAT CLINIC Phillip Linquist, D.O.

Wednesday, March 20


Thursday, March 28 For an appointment, please call 1-800-233-4327

T.J. Towing and Automotive

1410 N. Main Street, Osceola, Iowa 50213

Job listing-Herdsperson-Leon, IA Call 800-889-8531 with any questions

Apply online at


Thurs., March 14; Mon., March 18 Thurs., March 21; Mon., March 25

Outpatient Clinic Department - Phone 641-464-4409

Rules for acceptance and participation in the clinics are the same for everyone without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, handicap, creed, religion or political affiliation.

Ph. 641-342-4495

Equal Opportunity Employer

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Mount Ayr Record-News

Hygienic Lab, testing, $130.00. US Cellular, cell phones, $149.25. Podium Ink, decals, $1,048.00. MSA, engineering, $1,460.40. NAPA, parts, $240.75. Nationwide, free ow, $989.00. J Kuonen, breakfasts, $12.00. C Jay, breakfasts, $12.00. B Graham, breakfasts, $12.00. B Wise, breakfasts, $12.00. Delta Dental, insurance, $108.00. Caseys, fuel, $284.44. Oakview, construction, $51,164.15. Specialized Wholesale, cylinder, $317.60. Payroll, 2/22/2013, $5,354.17. Payroll, 3/01/2013, $3,526.88. Gross Claims = $122,220.35

Public Notices
Ringgold County Supervisors


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County Day at the Capitol on February 27. The board reviewed Zachs proposal for rock placement in scal year 2014. The board also reviewed culvert bids as secondary roads is in the process of changing 20 structurally critical bridges to culverts over the next two years. The board discussed the use of a county vehicle for Zach. Kraig expressed his concern with supplying a county vehicle for Zach to drive from home to work. Royce Dredge mentioned a vehicle has been issued to every engineer in the past. Dave Inloes added that providing a company vehicle to the engineer is just part of the package. RESOLUTION RC1353 WHEREAS, the Ringgold County Board of Supervisors hereby approves the 28E Agreement with Southeast Iowa Response Group. THEREFORE, a motion was made by Kraig Pennington and seconded by Royce Dredge stating such. The vote on the resolution: AYES: Unanimous. NAYS: None. ATTEST: Amanda Waske, auditor. Passed and approved March 4, 2013. RESOLUTION RC1354 WHEREAS, the Ringgold County Board of Supervisors hereby approves the reworks permit for Sun Valley Lake Association. THEREFORE, a motion was made by Royce Dredge and seconded by Kraig Pennington stating such. The vote on the resolution: AYES: Unanimous. NAYS: None. ATTEST: Amanda Waske, auditor. Passed and approved March 4, 2013. RESOLUTION RC1355 WHEREAS, the Ringgold County Board of Supervisors hereby appoints David Inloes to serve as a member on the Regional Disability Service System board. THEREFORE, a motion was made by Royce Dredge and seconded by Kraig Pennington stating such. The vote on the resolution: AYES: Unanimous. NAYS: None. ATTEST: Amanda Waske, auditor. Passed and approved March 4, 2013. RESOLUTION RC1356 WHEREAS, the Ringgold County Board of Supervisors hereby requests that the county not provide a vehicle to the County Engineer to drive from home to the Engineers ofce. THEREFORE, a motion was made by Kraig Pennington. With a lack of a second the motion does not pass. The vote on the resolution: AYES: Kraig Pennington. NAYS: David Inloes, Royce Dredge. ATTEST: Amanda Waske, auditor. Vetoed March 4, 2013. There was no further business. A motion was made by Royce Dredge and seconded by Kraig Pennington to adjourn the meeting at 4:47 p.m. DAVID INLOES Chairman ATTEST: AMANDA WASKE Ringgold County Auditor

- Project Number: DR-1737-88-01 Request Number: #8 in the amount of $42,027.05 for the Mount Ayr Aquatic Center Safe Room authorizing the mayors signature. Roll call vote: Greene Yes, Mathany Yes, Stutzman Yes, Ricker Yes. A motion was made by Mathany, seconded by Stutzman, to adopt Resolution No. 2013-505 entitled, Land and Water Conservation Fund-Project Proposal/Resolution On Acquisition Or Development For Outdoor Recreation applying for $75,000 in grant funds to benet the Aquatic Center. Roll call vote: Greene Yes, Mathany Yes, Stutzman Yes, Ricker Yes. A motion was made by Ricker, seconded by Stutzman, to approve the third reading of Ordinance No. 19, An Ordinance Amending The Code Of Ordinances Of The City Of Mount Ayr, Iowa, 2007, By Amending Provision Pertaining To Council Compensation. Roll call vote: Greene Yes, Mathany Yes, Stutzman Yes, Ricker Yes. A motion was made by Greene, seconded by Stutzman, to approve the renewal application of Rumors for a Class C Liquor License and Outdoor Service. Ayes: Greene, Mathany, Stutzman and Ricker. Nays: None A motion was made by Mathany, seconded by Greene, to approve the 2013 seasonal contract of Eric Ehlen as Recreation Director per recommendation of the Mount Ayr Park Board. Roll call vote: Greene Yes, Mathany Yes, Stutzman Yes, Ricker Yes. A motion was made by Ricker, seconded by Mathany, to approve the seasonal mowing contract of Eric Ehlen to mow Judge Lewis Park, as recommended by the Mount Ayr Park Board. Roll call vote: Greene Yes, Mathany Yes, Stutzman Yes, Ricker Yes.

Consideration of a garbage rate adjustment to stabilize the garbage fund was on the agenda for discussion in lieu of WM implementing CPI and dumping fee increases over the term of their ve-year contract with the city. The rate charged to city residents has stayed at $16.50 since July 2008. The current contract ends June 30, 2013 and Waste Management representation is to meet with city ofcials this week. Mayor Solliday appointed council members Stutzman and Mathany to serve as liaisons to come back with a recommendation of what would be the best direction to proceed with the citys residential garbage removal services. Divine Wastes Tim Newton was present and asked to share letters of recommendation for his company and invited council members to visit his recycling center. Superintendent Wise Report: Snow removal accomplished; Amanda helped out to get meters read; shed at WW Plant in place will anchor to cement this spring; class to be scheduled in Cedar Rapids; nal draft of NPDES Permit received with modications approved, new testing requirements necessary and DNR time lines reported; Alarm Agent issue, still under warranty at cement plant lift station, to be taken care of; meeting with Rotert produced plan for streetscape lights on west side of square to get lit this week; city pound upgrades approved to shelter dogs; request received from Entry Sign Committee to remove trees; and calibration of inuent meter scheduled. In other discussion Councilman Ricker reported he had received a lot of compliments for the crews snow removal work; pointed out a light bulb on the square in need of replacement; and suggested looking into getting electricity to the shelter house at the Old Lake.

A motion was made by Mathany, seconded by Ricker, to pay the following bills: Ayes: Greene, Mathany, Stutzman and Ricker. Nays: None. SIRWA, rural water, $18,112.00. HACH, chemicals, $492.15. US Bank, federal withholding/ FICA, $2,764.39. State of IA, state tax, $888.00. IPERS, IPERS, $3,158.17. BAC, vision insurance, $103.52. IAMU, CD, $13.00. Postmaster, postage, $343.89. City of Mount Ayr, PR ded/deposits, $856.83. Ringgold County Supervisors, law enforcement, $12,865.52. Record-News, publications, $464.65. Alliant, gas and electric, $9,403.34. Farm and Home, supplies, $237.72. Southwest Building Supply, supplies, $761.51. Sickels Auto, repairs, $55.00. Echo, globes, $244.00. Smith Oil, fuel, $569.34. Municipal, supplies, $1,804.25. Iowa One Call, dig notice, $3.60. IA League, MPI courses, $560.00. MES, analysis, $644.00. MFA, diesel, $1,861.50. US Bank, fees, $174.29. Waste Management, trash removal, $57.43. Hazardous Waste, vac truck, $632.80. CNH Capital, Vetter parts, $211.37. IDPH, pool registration, $70.00. Matheson, gases , $47.44.

County Column
Hickory Grove

Rose James 464-2630

March 11 - Friday morning Gene Motsinger was among those attending funeral services for Joe Jackson at the United BaptistPresbyterian Church. Gene called at the Bill Stringham home Saturday evening and visited with Daryl

(By Fund: General $21,586.70; Garbage $114.63; RUT $3,062.40; Employee Benet $3,105.10; Aquatic Center $8,845.51; FEMA Storm Shelter $42,318.64; Streetscape $244.00; Water $26,443.17; Water Improvement $1,460.40; Sewer $15,039.80)

and Brad Holden Sunday evening. Rod and Stacey Shields were supper guests at the Ed Wehling home Friday night. Stacey and Rod traveled to Ames Saturday to watch granddaughter Hayley Whittington play basketball as part of an AAU team. Rod attended a Renzee seed meeting in Osceola Saturday evening. Charlie Jeanes and Troy Hawk went to a gun show at Clarinda Saturday afternoon. Charlie and Vickie were guests of the Hanawalt family for pizza Sunday evening. Three swans were swimming around Lake Vera Monday morning. Hopefully that is a sign of spring. Everyone surely appreciated the rain we received over the weekend even if things are a mess.
OWNERS: Randy and Sandy Gibson

A motion was made by Greene, seconded by Mathany to adjourn. DONALD SOLLIDAY Mayor ATTEST: PAMELA POORE City Clerk

Office 641-784-3323
Cell 641-442-5501 FAX 641-784-4298 Lamoni, Iowa

The Mount Ayr Record-News is like a weekly letter from home to keep up with all the news of Ringgold County.

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SALES EVERY THURSDAY: Next Sales March 14 and 21

Sales start at 9:30 a.m.

Mount Ayr Record-News

122 W. Madison, Mount Ayr, Iowa


Regular Livestock Sale Every Tuesday Featuring:
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Clarinda Livestock Auction, LLC

Barn 515-462-2838 Toms Cell 515-729-2711 Home 515-462-1468

ALL SALES START AT 12:30 P.M. Tom and DeAnn Christensen


Bred Cow and Heifer Sale Thursday, March 14 All Class Cattle Sale Thursday, March 21
Starting promptly at 11 a.m. on weigh cows and bulls; noon on feeder cattle. All native cattle guaranteed fresh from the farm.


Ph. 712-779-3636

Sale Every Wednesday at 1 p.m. In your area weekly Call for an on-the-farm appraisal
Allen Venteicher Owner/Operator Ph. 712-779-0168/779-2082 Mark Venteicher Owner/Auctioneer Ph. 712-779-0169


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Creston Livestock Auction Service

West and Frey Auctioneers

Salutes Area Ag Producers and Agribusiness during National Ag Week, March 17 - 23

Auction will be held in the parking lot of CRESTON LIVESTOCK AUCTION
WANTED Your Consignments of: Farm Machinery Tractors Livestock Equipment Combines Vehicles Similar Items

Monday, March 25 10 a.m.

Mount Ayr City Council



March 4, 2013 The city council met in regular session on March 4, 2013 with Mayor Solliday calling the meeting to order at 6 p.m. Roll call was taken with the following members present: Greene, Mathany, Stutzman, Ricker. Absent: Cannon. A motion was made by Mathany, seconded by Stutzman to approve the agenda. Ayes: Greene, Mathany, Stutzman, Ricker. Nays: None. Mayor Solliday asked if any corrections needed to be made in the minutes. With no corrections being made, a motion was made by Greene, seconded by Stutzman, to dispense the reading of the minutes previously presented to council members and approve them as presented. Ayes: Greene, Mathany, Stutzman, Ricker. Nays: None. The mayor announced that now was the time (6 p.m.) and place (City Hall) for the public hearing on the Proposed Budget for the FY beginning July 1, 2013 and ending June 30, 2014. Those wanting to be heard on the matter were given the opportunity at this time. No one from the public appeared and no written comments had been received. Mayor Solliday announced that the public hearing was closed. A motion was made by Mathany, seconded by Greene, to adopt Resolution No. 2013-504 entitled, A Resolution Adopting The Annual Budget For The Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2014. Roll call vote: Greene Yes, Mathany Yes, Stutzman Yes, Ricker Yes. Jeremy Rounds, SICOG was present to handle a FEMA Safe Room Payment Request, approval on a resolution to apply for Land and Water Conservation Fund Grant for the Aquatic Center Project and reported on the process, inclusive of Planning and Zoning to complete the new Comprehensive Plan will be accomplished in the next few months. A motion was made by Ricker, seconded by Greene, to approve the Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Divisions Mitigation Payment Request Form

Darwin West: Ph. 641-344-1958 Steve Bergren: Ph. 712-789-0847 Tom Frey: Ph. 641-344-5082 Todd Crill: Ph. 712-621-1453 or Creston Livestock Auction: Ph. 641-782-7025

We Salute the Farmers and Appreciate the Business.


If you, or someone you know, believe the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has improperly denied you farm loan benets between 1981 and 2000 because you are Hispanic or female, you may be eligible to apply for compensation. Claims MUST be led between September 24, 2012 and March 25, 2013 to be considered for cash payment or loan forgiveness. If you think you might be eligible to le a claim, please access the Farmer and Rancher Call Center or Website:

Jeff Sickels Dozing, LLC
Jeff, Amy, Maci and Zane

We now offer Drainage Tiling 641-464-2453

United States Department of Agriculture

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Agriculture Success.
Commitment you can bank on.
Creston Main Bank 101 W. Adams St. 641.782.2195 Consumer Bank 801 W. Taylor St. 641.782.5599 Afton Bank 100 E. Railroad 641.347.8423

L-R: Rick Schmitz, Steve Crittenden, Dan Waigand, Chris Eaton (Main), Staci Heaberlin (Afton)


Mount Ayr Record-News

Thursday, March 14, 2013