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Board hears plea from Legion for tax exemption
Agrees to 18-month abatement
The Ringgold county board of supervisors approved an 18-month tax abatement for the Mount Ayr American Legion, approved fuel contracts and agreed to move up a road project in action during the past week. Legion tax issue Greg Sharp and Lyle Hogue, representing the Mount Ayr American Legion, met with the board to question why the Legion post continues to pay property tax when it is a non-profit organization, according to the IRS. County assessor Neil Morgan stated the organization is half profit/half exempt. Morgan said the Legion could be 75 percent exempt if they have documentation to demonstrate this. Sharp asked whether tax payments due this month as well as September 2013 and March 2014 are set in stone. It was noted the supervisors can intervene only if a business or organization can show an inability/hardship to pay the taxes owed. At that point the supervisors can abate or suspend the tax bill. To support the Legion’s case for a hardship exemption, Sharp reported utilities for the Legion building run $1,000 every month. The post also pays $1,000 per year for insurance and $1,200 per year for a liquor permit along with $3,500 quarterly to the Department of Revenue. Sharp said the American Legion receives $150 per month from Area 14 Agency on Aging for the meal site, but the revenue received does not cover expenses. Sharp noted that this is the Legion’s contribution to the community. Sharp added that all money from bar sales goes to charity, and the Legion has no paid employees. In addition, Sharp noted the Legion purchases everything locally, and all money raised is put back into the community. Sharp ended by stating taxes are too much money for the Legion to pay as they are already struggling because the income does not keep the organization going. The board agreed to abate the taxes for the American Legion for payments made in March 2013, September 2013 and March 2014. Assessor Morgan mentioned the deadline for the American Legion to request a change in assessment is April 15. He also asked if the board’s intention is to make the Legion tax exempt. The supervisors agreed that is what should be

Record News
Snapshots of Ringgold County
Past its prime, still beautiful
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 the unique architecture of early barns in the county. This particular barn is found on County Road P64 south of Ellston. This is the fourth of the photos in our commemorative series. done. The final decision, however, is made by the assessor’s office. Road projects Engineer Zach Gunsolley met with the board to review secondary roads updates. He reviewed the final draft of the five-year program for his department. This is a program report that has to be submitted to the DOT on a yearly basis. Projects are not set in stone and can be changed throughout the year if needed. Gunsolley discussed the J45 project between Ringgold county and Decatur county. At a recent meeting the supervisors approved moving resurfacing of J45 to fiscal year 2015 from 2017 to coincide with Decatur county’s work on their portion of the roadway. Combining the projects should help lower construction costs. Gunsolley also recommended to the board that Decatur county survey the Ringgold county portion of J45 since they have already had their portion surveyed. Decatur county will be the lead county on this project. Fuel bids The supervisors approved a bid from R and K Fuels of Diagonal to furnish fuel for the county for the coming year. The winning bid was for $289,135.65. The board received a second bid from MFA Oil of Mount Ayr for $290,048.15.

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Area legislators discuss issues with local residents
Medicaid, fuel tax, education are topics
Medicaid expansion, education reform and a fuel tax increase for the main topics of discussion at the recent legislative coffee in Mount Ayr on Saturday. Ernst opening remarks State senator Joni Ernst opened the discussion by describing action in the Senate over the past few weeks. She admitted the Senate had not accomplished much of consequence in that time because of the illness and absence of one Democrat senator. In her opinion, the Democrat leadership in the Senate hadn’t been eager to bring any controversial bills to the floor for fear of not having enough votes to pass them. Now that the senator has returned, Ernst predicted a busy end to the legislative session. Ernst said the Senate was behind on education reform legislation because Senate leadership had decided to write their own bill rather than use the House-passed bill as a starting point for reform discussion. She said the resulting 70-page bill will likely be passed out of the Senate with only a day and a half of discussion in the education subcommittee. She said many senators were still unsure about costs associated with the bill as well as other details. She felt the Senate bill would maintain the $35,000 per year starting teacher salary as recommended by Governor Branstad, a number of different pathways to develop teacher leadership, provisions for online learning opportunities for students and the $4,000 per year Iowa Tuition Grant for Iowa graduates who stay in Iowa to teach. She also predicted the Senate would recommend a four percent allowable growth in state aid to schools as compared with the two percent in the House version. Medicaid expansion was also up for debate in the Senate, but Ernst said not much discussion had taken place so far. Dolecheck opening remarks State representative Cecil Dolecheck opened his remarks by restating the principles that House Republicans have put forth in this legislative session: 1) we’re not going to spend more than the state takes in, 2) we’re not going to use overpayment from taxpayers to pay for ongoing expenditures and 3) we’re not going to underfund property tax credits. The budget process in the House is moving along well, according to Dolecheck. The nonpartisan transportation bill passed unanimously out of the House. The education appropriations budget included a couple changes from the governor’s original proposal. The House budget cuts $1 million from the Iowa Tuition Grant because, according to Dolecheck, based upon the number of applicants for the program, only $1 million will be needed this year to fully fund the program. The House also decided not to fund the $5 million tuition set-aside program for state universities. The tuition set-aside pro-

Each year the Monsanto corporation provides $2,500 awards to rural counties in their service area. This year the company doubled the awards in those counties designated federal disaster areas. Residents in each county are encouraged to apply for the awards, and if the award is granted, the applicant may designate a community organization to be the recipient of the donation. For the second year in a row, Craig and Ellen Elliott have won the Monsanto awards and this year have chosen the Ringgold County Fair and the Ringgold County Development Corporation as recipients of the funds. Shown (L-R) county fair president Keith Miller, Ellen Elliott, Craig Elliott, Bob Sloss, representing Kruger Seeds, a division of Monsanto, and development president Dick Elliott.

Fair, Ringgold Development gain awards

gram uses a percentage of each student’s college tuition to help fund grants and scholarships to underprivileged students. The House also modified two other provisions from the governor’s education reform recommendations. The House version provides for an additional certification on a high school graduate’s transcript showing workforce or college readiness. The House also lowered the target salary for starting teachers to $32,000 per year because the original $35,000 target would create burdens for a number of school districts. Dolecheck said two nonpartisan bills dealing with gun ownership easily passed the House. One bill protects the privacy of gun owners by not allowing access by the media or other outside entities to lists of people with gun permits. The other bill makes it illegal for one person to purchase a weapon and then transfer it to anyone who is barred from gun ownership, such as a convicted felon. Another bill requested from the Department of Human Services (DHS) was passed with bipartisan support. This bill allows state officials the ability to recover funds from the overpayment of Medicaid claims. In addition, it requires recipients of Medicaid funds to report any overpayment. Current Iowa law does not allow for such recovery of Medicaid fraud and abuse. Medicaid expansion After opening remarks, the floor was opened for questions ____________________________
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Easter egg hunts, free movie set Saturday
Kids will have plenty of chances to stock up on candy and prizes Saturday as three Easter egg hunts have been scheduled around the county. Mount Ayr The Mount Ayr Easter egg hunt will be held Saturday, March 30 at 10 a.m. on the Ringgold County Courthouse lawn. The hunt will be divided into four age groups: 1-2, 3-4, 5-6 and 7-8. Plus there will be drawings and eggs for everyone. Children should meet at the shelter house on the courthouse lawn. CGI Foods and the SOS Committee are sponsors of this year’s event. Free movie Following the hunt at 11 a.m., cartoons and the movie “Hop” will be shown free of charge at the Princess Theater. Sponsor of this event is Lawhead Dental in Mount Ayr. Kellerton A breakfast and Easter egg hunt are scheduled at the Kellerton community center. The breakfast will run 9-11 a.m. with the Easter egg hunt set to begin at 10 a.m. The hunt is open to kids aged two-11. Tingley An Easter egg hunt will be held Saturday at Tingley, beginning at 2 p.m. The hunt is open to all children through fourth grade. Participants should meet at the grocery store. Included in the hunt are several marked dollar and quarter eggs. The hunt is sponsored by the Tingley Lions Club. High tech egg hunt Ringgold County Conservation will host an unusual Easter egg hunt Saturday, April 6 beginning at 9 a.m. Participants will use global positioning (GPS) devices to find eggs at the Kellerton Bird Conservation viewing area. More details are available in an article on page 8 in this week’s Record-News.

School board hears annual report on academic achievement
At a recent Mount Ayr school board meeting, Valle Smith presented the 2011-2012 Annual Report to the Public that documents student academic achievement for the 2011-12 school year, the most recent year for which statistics are available. The report documents a wide range of performance data as well as demographic statistics for the Mount Ayr district. Most of the statistics measure student proficiency in various subjects as ranked on a percentile basis. According to the report, “proficiency” in Iowa translates to reaching the 41st percentile on the Iowa Assessments (formerly known as the Iowa Test of Basic Skills and the Iowa Test of Educational Development). The term “percentile” is defined as the percentage of a student’s peer group (grade level) that a student’s score surpassed. In other words, a fourth grade student in Iowa who is considered “proficient” in reading will test at a level better than at least 40 percent of other fourth-grade students across the nation as a whole. One set of statistics compared grade-level proficiency across the past five years of data. In other words, rather than following a group of third graders through fourth grade, fifth grade, sixth grade, etc., this data targets five different groups of third graders (and other grades) over five years. Obviously, each different group of students brings its own unique talents and challenges, so proficiency numbers can vary widely from year to year. Yet an average of numbers over a period of years can show trends and help gradelevel educators target specific skill sets for improvement. In addition, Smith pointed out the 2011-2012 proficiency levels could be significantly different as compared to the past four years because of a total revision of the tests. The following numbers will provide the previous four-year average with the 2011-2012 results.
4-year 2011-12 average

Reading Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5 Grade 6 Grade 7 Grade 8 Grade 11 Math

82.25 91.75 84.75 73.00 67.50 67.75 83.00

88 69 65 70 66 64 95

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Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5 Grade 6 Grade 7 Grade 8 Grade 11 Science Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5 Grade 6 Grade 7

85.50 93.25 88.00 86.75 77.25 79.25 80.50 88.25 93.00 86.25 88.50 80.00

86 90 78 81 92 77 88 92 88 82 91 84

Breakfast with the Master to meet three times this week
Breakfast with the Master, Ringgold county’s traditional Ringgold Ministerial Association-sponsored series of breakfasts and worships to prepare for Easter, will continue this week at the First Christian Church in Mount Ayr through Saturday, March 30. 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 the other in the breakfasts this year. 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. Remaining schedule includes: Thursday, March 28 -- Theme: Separation between God and Man. The United Baptist-Presbyterian Church will host the breakfast of egg casseroles provided by several of the churches. Mike Maddy will be the speaker and the church will provide greeters, special music and the cleanup and set up crew. Friday, March 29 -- Theme: The Plan of Salvation. The United Church of Diagonal will be the hosts for the breakfast featuring donuts and fruit cups. Ed Shields will be the speaker. The church

A group of swans made a stop in Ringgold County last week on a farm pond southeast of Mount Ayr. Believed to be Tundra swans, they are headed for their nesting areas which can reach as far west as the Arctic tundra

Swans make stopover in county
in Alaska. They winter on the Chesapeake Bay on the eastern coast of the United States.

will provide the greeters and special music and join with the Community of Christ in providing the clean up crew. Saturday, March 30 - Theme: Death is Defeated. The First Christian Church will host the cooks’ choice breakfast in the final day of the event. Chris Conklin will be the speaker and the church will be providing greeters and special music and join with the Free Methodist Church in providing the clean up crew. Alan Smith will be master of ceremonies for the week and Virginia Scott is coordinating the food for the event.

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Opinion LOOKING BACK in the Early Files Loaves and Fishes meal a success THOUGHTS
Rice and beans and collard greens for 100. That was one of the tasks I helped take on for spring break which Valle and I spent in Columbia, MO, with Erin and Peter Cornish and the grandkids. When Erin heard we were free to come, she scheduled a week full of events that she would need a babysitter for, with Valle and I as babysitters. Peter was scheduled to spend most of the week at a conference for Pew grant recipients in Puerto Rico. Then Valle’s week was cut short because of the winter weather days that cut into the time off from school last week. So we took two cars and Valle came back early while I stayed the rest of the week to help out Erin. During the week we were there Erin got in three of her volunteer days scheduled at Millie’s preschool, had eye and dental appointments and had time to go with Millie for a haircut. The biggest of the tasks, however, was cooking a meal for the Loaves and Fishes ministry in Columbia, which provides an evening meal every day for the hungry in the community. Peter and Erin’s church group is part of the rotating schedule there. Friday evening was Erin’s appointed day to cook the meal and Valle had to leave Wednesday night to get back home to teach, so I took on the task of helping get the meal. Erin had done the scouting work of coming up with a recipe for cooking 100 portions of rice, 100 portions of Louisiana red beans and 100 portions of collard greens. Thank goodness for the Internet with its links to sites around the country. We had never cooked the red beans or collard greens before, however. She planned to also serve peaches and cookies to round out the meal. On Wednesday she made her shopping trip to get the food together. More than $150 later she had the six pounds of brown rice, six pounds of beans, six pounds of Polish sausage, a pound and a half of ham, 14 large onions, 10 bunches of green onions, eight two-pound bags of collard greens, a pound of bacon, three restaurant size cans of peaches, eight dozen cookies and the other seasonings needed for the big meal. She also rounded up the big aluminum baking pans needed and the plates, plastic ware and cups for the meal. We didn’t have enough big pots for the cooking, so she borrowed one from a friend to help with the big meal. The red bean recipe was the one we started on first. Erin and Millie had gone to Independence to get their hair cut along with Cara Thursday morning. It had been planned as a mother-daughter outing for Valle, Erin and Cara, but Millie had to step in when Valle went home. Eli was at school and I was home babysitting Esther, so when Esther went down for her nap, I dove in to the first part of the red bean recipe. Using Erin’s Vitamix, I soon had 12 large onions chopped up fine. I used the chopping board to chop up the 10 bunches of green onions. In went some olive oil, a bunch of precut garlic and dried parsley. That more than half filled our biggest pot. I cooked it down as the recipe called for. I then grilled the Polish sausage and chopped it into half-inch pieces and cubed the ham. Meanwhile the dried beans went into a pot to soak and swell overnight. The meat went into the refrigerator but the big pan of vegetables wouldn’t fit. So we put the pan of vegetables in Erin’s car for the night because it was plenty cold there. What we didn’t count on was what a pan of onions and garlic would do to a car when it sat in it overnight. I’m not sure if the smell has gone away yet. Oh well. The rice recipe was pretty straightforward. I had never heard of cooking rice this way, but it works. We put two pounds of rice plus the appropriate amount of boiling water in the pan, then baked it in the oven. Erin did that when she got home to make sure this would work when we cooked the rest of the rice the next day. It took a half-hour or so longer than the recipe for some reason, but it worked. Friday morning Erin had to take Millie to preschool for the morning as the third of her volunteer days during the stay, so Esther and I stayed home and began work on the rest of the meal. All of the red bean cooking would not fit in the

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biggest pot so we divided up the vegetable mixture, the beans and the meat between two pots and got them cooking. They were supposed to be simmered for at least two hours once they came to a boil. When Erin got back we got the second and third batches of rice baking in the oven together. We thought this would take longer than one, so we got them going in what we thought would be plenty of time. Once the red beans were finished, we put them in the large aluminum serving pans and covered them, setting them aside for awhile while we dove into the collard greens. I chopped up some more onions, cooked the bacon and cut it up and then heated the onions and bacon to get ready for the collard greens. Eight pounds of collard greens had to be split up into three of the largest pots we had because of their volume. Soon all three pots were cooking away on the stove. We checked on the rice after the first hour. Uh oh. It was still rice in water. We had to be serving the food at the Methodist Church in downtown Columbia by 5 p.m. sharp and it didn’t look like the rice would make it at this rate. Prayer time. “If you can do the loaves and fishes miracle, surely you can get this rice cooked.” I turned the oven up to 425 degrees. Erin went on to the church with the pans of beans and the one pan of rice that had been precooked to get them warmed up again. I stayed at home manning the rice and getting the collard greens cooked down. Erin’s neighbors had volunteered to help serve the food so they were going to take a load when they were ready to go. Erin called back to check on the rice. I carefully peeled back the lid to check on our miracle rice. Hallelujah, there was cooked rice there instead of drowned grains. The collard greens were getting done too, so I served them up into three aluminum pans. The neighbors knocked on the door, so I sent one pan of rice and one pan of collard greens with them while I finished up. I got Eli, Millie and Esther into the van and loaded the last rice and collard green pans and we were on our way. Except I wasn’t sure how to get to the church. Erin gave me directions as I drove, but I turned the wrong way on one of the streets and traveled way out into the University of Missouri campus instead of the other way to the church. I called Valle who helped me figure out the map application on my phone which I had never used and headed in the right direction again. Erin called and wondered where I was with the rest of the food. I pulled into the parking lot at 4:50 p.m. and the food was ready for the folks. One of the men there for the meal asked about the greens. It turns out he was from North Carolina originally and knew greens well. “This is the first time we have cooked them, so if they taste good it has to be the Lord’s doing,” she told the man. I took the kids on to McDonald’s for a happy meal. I was too pooped to cook something for them and we hadn’t held back food because we didn’t know how many people would be at the church. The meal turned out to be a great success with the folks. We had guessed correctly for everything but the collard greens. Though they ate a lot of those, 16 pounds is a lot more than are needed by 100 people, we determined. So Erin has some collard greens frozen in her freezer to pull out for meals as she needs them. When we looked back on our Loaves and Fishes experience, we felt we had surely been blessed in the preparation and were blessed again by the response of the people who needed the meal.

Fifty Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr RecordNews, Thursday, March 21, 1963.) The Grand Valley chapter of Future Farmers of America was complimented at a dinner served Wednesday night of last week in the Kellerton gymnasium in recognition of having been the Iowa high challenger last year with 191.46 bushels per acre in a test plot contest, sponsored by the Funk Bros. Seed Co., host for the occasion. The courtesy honored Harold Foland and members of the chapter for the record set in a new adventure in corn raising, Funk’s G-Hybrid “304 Bushel Challenge,” part of a nationwide project to challenge Future Farmers of America to greater achievement in growing America’s foremost crop -- corn. Through the efforts of the entire chapter membership, the 91.46 bushels of corn were produced on a one-acre plot on land owned by Dalton McCutchan, eight miles north of Grand River, and farmed in partnership with Roy Foland, father of Harold Foland. Members of the Grand Valley Chapter, Future Farmers of America, Iowa high challenger were James Ethington, reporter; Monte Baker, secretary; Evert Hunsicker, advisor; Harold Foland; Conrad Woodard, president; Monte Akers, parliamentarian, and Jerry Howes, sentinel. Mr. and Mrs. Donald (Jake) Dailey went last evening to Des Moines, from where they left this (Thursday) morning at 7 a.m. for Mexico. The Daileys won the oneweek, expense-paid trip to Mexico in a drawing held during a meeting of the Life Investors Insurance Company of Iowa last November in Cedar Rapids. Earl Merritt and Bert Grose, winners of the 1962 Iowa Master Corn Growers Contest, were honored guests at the last regular meeting

of the Kellerton Lions Club. Other guests were Mrs. Grose and Maude Merritt. Mr. Merritt was awarded a bronze medal and a certificate for having produce 131.62 bushels per acre, and Mr. Grose, with a production record of 112.29 bushels per acre, received a bronze medal.

Jerry Waugh, outstanding member of the Mount Ayr Raiders basketball team and the highest scorer in the history of the school, has been named scoring champion of the Tall Corn Conference. In 10 conference games played this year, Waugh scored 291 points, for a game average of 29.1. The Ringgold Mutual Insurance Association is joining in the sponsorship of the telecast of the Iowa boys state high school basketball tournament on March 22-23. Nancy Blunck, outstanding guard of the Raiderettes basketball team, has been named to two all-state teams and an All-Southwest Iowa team. Miss Blunck was selected on the Omaha World’s first AllSouthwest Iowa team; to the second all-state team of the Iowa Daily Press Association, and as a member of the Des Moines Register’s third all-state team. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Blunck of Benton, Nancy is a junior in the Mount Ayr Community high school. Births reported this week at Ringgold County Hospital were a son, born March 13, to Mr. and Mrs. Galen Fletchall of Sheridan, MO; a son, born March 14, to Mr. and Mrs. Jim Walling of Hatfield, MO; a son, born March 17, to Mr. and Mrs. Lyndall Hill of Grant City, MO, and a son, born March 19, to Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Young of Mount Ayr. The obituary this week was Homer Arlington Foster. Twenty-five Years Ago

More on student performance data
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Grade 8 80.50 82 Grade 11 85.75 90 Another set of statistics in the report compares Mount Ayr students’ level of proficiency to those of students in our region (within the Green Valley Area Education Agency service area) and across the state of Iowa. Because of the possible effect of the test revision, these numbers may provide a clearer picture of Mount Ayr stu-

dent performance when compared to other students who all took the same tests.
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Kindergarten registration April 8
Kindergarten registration for the 2013-2014 school year will be held on Monday, April 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the Mount Ayr elementary library. To be eligible for admission to school the next year, a child must be five years old on or before September 15. Information will be sent to parents prior to the meeting which is intended for parents only.

Cases of glaucoma on the rise in Iowa
Almost 27,000 Iowans age 40 and older have open-angle glaucoma, a 12 percent increase from just four years ago, according to the 2012 Vision Problems in the U.S. report from Prevent Blindness America and the National Eye Institute. Along with the troubling increase in the number of cases, it is the major concern that half of those people who have glaucoma are not aware of it. To address this major public health concern, Prevent Blindness Iowa is joining with other leading vision and eye health groups to declare January as National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Prevent Blindness Iowa provides free reand printed materials, available by request, by calling 515-244-4341 or 800-329-8782. Because symptoms develop so gradually that the patient may not notice them right away, glaucoma is often referred to as the “sneak thief of sight.” Glaucoma is actually a group of eye conditions that can damage the optic nerve. Symptoms for open-angle glaucoma may include developing blind spots in the peripheral vision. If left untreated, over time, glaucoma may also damage central vision.
www.preventblindess.org/glaucoma

sources to educate the public on glaucoma through “The Glaucoma Learning Center,” a website at

Risk factors for glaucoma include age, family history, nearsightedness, eye injury or surgery and the use of steroid medications. Race is another major risk factor as, according to the National Eye Institute, glaucoma is five times more likely to occur in blacks than in whites, and blacks are four times more likely to go blind from it. Hispanics are more likely to develop glaucoma after age 60 than any other group. Once vision is lost to glaucoma, it cannot be restored. How-

ever, promising research from the University of Michigan Medical School, led by Joshua Stein, MD, MS, found that the risk for glaucoma was reduced by eight percent in hyperlipidemia patients who took statins continuously for two years, compared with patients who did not take statins. For more information on glaucoma or Medicare benefits for glaucoma services, please call Prevent Blindness Iowa at 515-244-4341/800329-8782 or visit www.preventblindness.org/iowa.

3rd grade Mount Ayr 88 86 92 Region 74 75 82 State 76 75 83 4th grade Mount Ayr 69 90 88 Region 71 74 84 State 73 77 83 5th grade Mount Ayr 65 78 82 Region 72 73 77 State 73 77 76 6th grade Mount Ayr 70 81 91 Region 61 65 76 State 64 70 74 7th grade Mount Ayr 66 92 84 Region 66 75 71 State 67 78 70 8th grade Mount Ayr 64 77 82 Region 63 70 75 State 65 73 75 11th grade Mount Ayr 95 88 90 Region 82 78 85 State 83 81 85 Much more information is available in the report in the district’s central office or on the district’s website.

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(From the Mount Ayr RecordNews, Thursday, March 31, 1988.) Sixty river otters, the latest contingent in a program by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to build up the population of the mammal along the rivers of Iowa again, stopped over in Ringgold county Monday. While at the wildlife management area west of Mount Ayr, the Louisiana otters were tagged, weighed and checked over for any physical problems before being sent to three areas for release. When livestock are shown at the Ringgold County Fair this summer, there will be one improvement which will help in the handling of livestock. A new pipe fence has been installed along the south side of the livestock barns which will make it easier to move livestock through the area and give a better place of tying up livestock out of the barn area. The idea for the fence began at the fair last year, and since then a number of people have donated funds, given discounts on pipe or spent hours welding the fence in place. The Mount Ayr Community FFA chapter will put the final touches on the fence when the members paint the fence in the next few weeks. The project was done through donations when it was found that the fair board did not have the funds to replace the old barbed wire fence which was in need of repair. Farm commodity prices haven’t kept up with prices of inputs into farming, farm broadcaster Derry Brownfield reminded the crowd attending the MARC Farmer Appreciation night at the American Legion Hall Friday night. Brownfield told about receiving $2 a bushel for corn in 1947 when land was $35 an acre and a tractor cost $2,000 or less. Input costs have risen by more than 10 times while corn is still at the price, he noted. Top record book winners were named when the Mount Ayr Community chapter of the Future Farmers of America held its annual banquet recently. Top record books were kept by Erin Jackson, Marcy Miller, Steve Reeve and Becky Whitson. There were no obituaries published in this week’s issue. Ten Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr RecordNews, Thursday, March 20, 2003.) As part of an effort to make it harder to get the ingredients to manufacture methamphetamine, a new program is in place to put locks on fertilizer tanks across Ringgold county. Anhydrous ammonia, which is used for fertilizer, is also one of the building blocks for manufacturing methamphetamine. Locks have been purchased for all anhydrous ammonia tanks in Ringgold county through a program sponsored by the area drug task force. With federal funds, locks were purchased for all the tanks in the county. A Ringgold county farm couple is one of four couples from across the state to be named Iowa Master Farmers by Wallaces Farmer magazine this year. Lee and Martha Faris of Mount Ayr have been chosen in this year’s program. The Iowa Master Farmer program was started by Henry A. Wallace in 1926 and since then just 390 farm families have received the award. With the news that the Iowa Department of Economic Development would not allow grant funds

to be used in the effort to correct inflow and infiltration problems in the city sewers, the Mount Ayr City Council met with representatives from Howard R. Greene Co. to try to determine the next step of action. The engineering firm, represented by Jim Opelt and Jim Maynes, brought the plans for the next step in the process of finding areas of the sewer line which need to be repaired or homes or businesses that have downspouts or sump pumps hooked up to the sanitary sewer system. Plans for the Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI) is now underway, according to committee co-chair Sandy Lamb. The route through Mount Ayr for Tuesday, July 22, has been set along with work for arranging booths and entertainment. The RAGBRAI riders will come into Mount Ayr from the west on Highway 2 after leaving Bedford. The riders will be directed to take Shellway Drive past the Ringgold County Hospital to Madison Street, follow Madison Street to the square where food, entertainment and activities will be going on. The bikers will then be asked to take Taylor Street back to Highway 2. The board of supervisors received three fuel bids for secondary roads, including MFA Oil Company of Mount Ayr, RK Fuels Inc. of Diagonal and Smith Oil Company of Mount Ayr. Bill Stull of MFA Oil Company had the lowest bid with $1.3556 per gallon of gasohol, $20,334 for 15,000 gallons and $1.1736 per gallon of diesel fuel, $58,680 for 50,000 gallons, totalling $79,014 for the bid. This is up 74 percent from last year’s fuel prices of $45,454.50, an increase of $33,559.50. Project TNT (Toward No Tobacco) is currently being presented to Mount Ayr Community elementary school fifth grade students by Ringgold County Public Health. Shelly Adams participated in the TNT program recently by sharing about the Just Eliminate Lies (JEL) summit she attended. Mount Ayr Community high school’s drama department presented “Who Killed Elvis?” as its spring play Friday and Saturday. Joe Ricker of Mount Ayr, son of Brent and Martha Ricker, won the state championship in the kindergarten heavyweight class at the 2003 AAU Super Pee Wee state folkstyle wrestling championships in Waterloo. Obituaries this week were Gladys Steele Carr, Sadie Faye Perry Kibbe and Maxine McCall.
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ing in. (CO) 12:50 p.m., 911 call. (MA) 1:24 p.m., caller setting up visitation with inmate. (OC) 1:35 p.m., caller needing an accident report. (BE) 2:57 p.m., call for officer. (OC) 3:52 p.m., caller setting up visitation with inmate. (OC) 4:02 p.m., caller with information regarding an inmate. (MA) Tuesday, March 19 4:36 a.m., call for REC office. (OC) 7:59 a.m., caller returning sheriff’s phone call. (OC) 8:08 a.m., call for jail. (CO) 8:46 a.m., call for jail. (OC) 9:08 a.m., caller advising they were sending papers to be served. (OC) 9:12 a.m., call for sheriff. (CO) 9:24 a.m., sales call. (OC) 9:47 a.m., 911 call, request for an ambulance. (MA) 10:03 a.m., caller with questions regarding a gun permit. (CO) 11:09 a.m., call for dispatch. (MA) 11:20 a.m., caller advising of a controlled burn. (CO) 11:45 a.m., call for chief deputy. (OC) 2:10 p.m., animal complaint. (MA) 2:22 p.m., call for officer. (KE) 3:13 p.m., call for chief deputy. (MA) 3:31 p.m., caller wanting a call back. (MA) 3:38 p.m., caller with information requested. (MA) 3:55 p.m., call for inmate. (OC) 4:30 p.m., caller with message for sheriff. (MA) 4:50 p.m., caller reporting a controlled burn. (MA) 5:05 p.m., caller wanting to talk to officer. (EL) 6:13 p.m., caller asking their call be returned. (MA) Wednesday, March 20 6:32 a.m., 911 call, request for an ambulance. (MA) 7:11 a.m., caller reporting that a deer was caught in a fence. (CO) 8:59 a.m., call for dispatch. (OC) 9:36 a.m., call for sheriff. (OC) 9:56 a.m., call for sheriff. (OC) 10:26 a.m., call for dispatch. (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 floor between the clerk of court and auditor’s office. On days the board is not scheduled to be in office, please direct all inquiries to the auditor’s office. To schedule a meeting time with the supervisors, contact the auditor’s office. Regular board meetings are held on Mondays with official public notice of the meeting agendas posted at the Ringgold county courthouse, Mount Ayr RecordNews, Sun Valley Lake and Diagonal city hall the day before. • Clerk of Court (a state office): Jackie Saville, 464-3234; fax: 464-2478. Office hours: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8 a.m. noon and 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. The clerk’s office handles alimony and child support payments, probates, civil and criminal filings, magistrate’s court and records and services of adoptions, conservatorships, court proceedings, divorces, estates, grand jury, guardianships, judgments, juvenile proceedings, mechanic’s liens, mental health admissions, petit jury, surety company certificates, state hospital, traffic violations, trust funds, trusteeships. Certified copies can be made of above listed records. Court records are also available at www.iowacourts.gov. • County Conservation Board: Kate Zimmerman, phone: 464-2787, email: rangerkate@iowatelecom.net.

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SIMPLE MISDEMEANOR AND TRAFFIC CONVICTIONS March 14-21, 2012 Nancy Jean Gepner, Mount Ayr, $114.00, speeding 6-10 m.p.h. over the speed limit. Valerie Patton Jones, Mount Ayr, $397.50, violation financial liability coverage. Terrisue Johnson, Urbandale, $114.00, speeding 6-10 m.p.h. over the speed limit. Danny Dwayne Slater, Edwards, MO, $115.00, speeding 6-10 m.p.h. over the speed limit. Sheila Ross, Mount Ayr, $195.00, passing contrary to highway signs/markings. Lawrence William Osborn, Lamoni, $397.50, driving while license denied, suspended or cancelled. FROM RINGGOLD COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT • March 20 - A judgment was filed in magistrate’s court finding Lesa Darrah of Redding guilty of theft in the fifth degree. Darrah was ordered to pay a fine of $100, a surcharge of $35, a law enforcement initiative surcharge of $125, court costs of $60 and restitution to Jerry’s Sinclair of $66.11, all monies payable to the clerk of court. Darrah was also instructed to be fingerprinted by the Ringgold County Sheriff’s Office within seven days.
(Call Origination Code: MA = Mount Ayr; KE = Kellerton; EL = Ellston; TI = Tingley; DI = Diagonal; DE = Delphos; MO = Maloy; BE = Beaconsfield; BO = Benton; SC = Shannon City; BL = Blockton; RE = Redding; SV = Sun Valley; CO = In County; OC = Out of County; OS = Out of State)

Members of the Mount Ayr Chamber of Commerce welcome Doug Rohrer, new owner of the Workout Place at a recent ribbon cutting. Pictured are (L-R) Tracy Barnes, Randy McDonnell, Rohrer, Lawanda Case, Mike McClain, Chamber president and Karen Bender, Chamber secretary/treasurer. Please contact for information on rules and regulations, parks, trail ways, camping, shelter reservations, environmental education and more. Parks are open March 15 - November 15. Walk-in traffic is allowed year round. • County Weed Commissioner: Brenda Adams, 641-344-9629. • Development and Tourism: Karen Bender, Coordinator, 4643704. If anyone has any calendar events, please contact the development office at 641-464-3704. • E-911 Service Board: Merle Walter, 307 N. Webster St., Mount Ayr, 464-3311. • Emergency Management Agency: Teresa Jackson, Coordinator, 109 W. Madison St., Suite 105, cell: 641-202-9671; phone: 464-3344; fax: 464-0663, email: tjackson@iowatelecom.net. Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The tornado sirens in Mount Ayr will be tested the first Tuesday of each month unless there is severe weather. • Engineer: Zach Gunsolley, P.E., 464-3232. 707 South Henderson Drive. Office hours: Monday Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. • General Relief: Gary Smith, 109 W. Madison St., 464-2397. Mondays and Thursdays, 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. Certified vital records can be obtained from 8 a.m. - noon and 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. The recorder’s office serves as a passport agent. Items needed to apply are: certified copy of birth certificate, driver’s license or state issued ID, two-inch square passport photos and passport application (both available at recorder’s office) and fees. Allow four to six weeks from date of application to receive passport book or card from the passport agency. Expedited service is available for an additional fee. Individuals with recent name changes can get their passport book/card updated without a fee within one year of issue. Forms may be obtained at the recorder’s office. For additional information call the recorder’s office or go to www.travel.state.gov/passport. 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 filing date of May 1, 2013. Applications may be picked up in the office or downloaded at www.iowatreasurers.org. Property taxes can be paid online at www.iowatreasurers.org with Visa, Master Card and Discover credit cards or e-checks. Payments made in the office may be with cash, checks or with a Master Card, Visa or Discover credit or debit card. All documents conveying real estate need to have the name and address of the person to whom the property tax statement is to be mailed. Please check renewal notices and tax statements for the correct information. If the information is wrong, contact the treasurer’s office. Motorists can now renew motor vehicle registrations online at www.iowatreasurers.org if a renewal notice is received through the United States Postal Service that contains a personal identification number (PIN). Please be aware that the PIN can only be used one time. Contact the treasurer’s office for more information. Those with 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. • Driver’s License Office: Located in the Treasurer’s Office. Driver’s licenses may be renewed any time during the period of 30 calendar days before and up to 60 calendar days after the driver’s birth date. The driver’s license station hours are Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Phone 464-3230 with questions. • Veterans Affairs: Gary Smith, 109 W. Madison St., 4642397. Mondays and Thursdays, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Tuesdays, 8 a.m. - noon; Closed Wednesdays and Fridays. In case of emergency 641464-2397 or 641-202-1199.

Workout Place open for business

from the audience. Karleen Stephens, superintendent of the Diagonal school district, asked the legislators to explain the governor’s reluctance to consider Medicaid expansion in order to insure more underprivileged children. Senator Ernst said the governor prefers a program such as Healthy Iowa that will cover individuals living at 100 percent of the poverty level and below, approximately 89,000 Iowans. Under the Healthy Iowa plan, those above the poverty level will still have the ability to purchase private insurance through provisions in the Affordable Care Act. Ernst cited three main issues with Medicaid expansion: 1) what would happen to those who may lose a job and yet not qualify for Medicaid, 2) Medicaid reimbursement has decreased over the years and 3) it’s unknown if the federal government reimbursement promised under Medicaid expansion would be discontinued sometime in the future. There’s no guarantee, she said, that states could opt out of Medicaid expansion if that should happen. She added she had never heard a doctor say he’d rather have reimbursement from Medicare rather than from private insurance. In fact, because of low reimbursement rates, some doctors are now putting a cap on the number of Medicaid patients they are willing to serve. She said she has not heard much discussion about Medicaid expansion in the state House, and the legislature may need a special session to tackle the issue. Barbara Hutton asked who are the main supporters on either side

of the Medicaid expansion issue. Ernst replied the governor obviously supports the Healthy Iowa program. The Iowa Hospital Association favors Medicaid expansion because they would rather see some reimbursement rather than having to write off many of their care expenses to charity. She added she sees Medicaid expansion becoming a political issue for those legislators seeking higher public office. She recounted a recent public forum on mental health services that became a political rally in favor of Medicaid expansion. She also stated she has heard stories of people moving across the border to Iowa from neighboring states simply to receive increased assistance benefits. The entire system is broken, she said. Road issues Karleen Stephens asked what the legislators were hearing about improving the state’s roads. Dolecheck said very few legislators don’t realize something needs to be done, but some may not vote for it regardless. Dolecheck said he feels at this point there are enough votes to pass a fuel tax increase in both the House and the Senate, but the House leadership has so far honored the governor’s request to pass education reform and property tax reform prior to addressing other issues. Dolecheck said he personally doesn’t feel the fuel tax increase should take a backseat to any other issues facing the state. He said he remains cautiously optimistic and contended something would be done prior to the end of the session. He made a distinct connection between the rebound in

the ag economy and the improvement in the Iowa economy overall, but he added the road issue is one of those political footballs where legislators’ votes are going to be used against them regardless of which way they vote. “I’m not an individual who likes to raise taxes,” he said, “but at some point in time, as a leader or representative or senator, you’ve got to do what’s best and make that decision and defend it. If it takes you out of office, it takes you out of office, but if in your heart you know it’s the right thing to do, you’ve got to do it.” Stephens expressed her appreciation for Dolecheck’s frankness. “We don’t have enough of that,” she said. “Even though we’re different political parties, I just appreciate someone saying that I am going to vote my heart, and if they send me home, they send me home, but I’m going to do what’s right. I think that’s to be admired.” Final forum Saturday’s forum marked the last legislative coffee scheduled during this legislative session, which is due to adjourn the first week in May. But both Ernst and Dolecheck expressed the belief the governor will likely bring the legislature back into session to handle Medicaid expansion and possibly other issues.

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March 14-20, 2012 Thursday, March 14 12:46 p.m., caller with information for officer. (KE) 1:43 p.m., call for sheriff. (OC) 2:01 p.m., caller wanting gun permit information. (KE) 2:02 p.m., caller with information for sheriff. (MA) 2:45 p.m., cow call. (KE) 3:02 p.m., caller with information regarding an inmate. (OC) 3:45 p.m., report of an accident. (MA) 3:51 p.m., call for sheriff. (MA) 4:36 p.m., 911 call, request for an ambulance. Friday, March 15 5:40 p.m., caller with information regarding an investigation. (DI) 6:28 p.m., Iowa Donor Network calling to speak to an officer. (CO) 7:40 p.m., call for officer. (KE) Saturday, March 16 1:16 p.m., call for officer regarding mischief in the northwest part of the county. (DI) 2:08 p.m., call for officer. (MA) 3:27 p.m., call for officer regarding more mischief in the northwest part of the county. (DI) 7:50 p.m., caller with information for officer. (MA) Sunday, March 17 10:23 a.m., caller with information for jailer regarding inmate. (MA) 10:25 a.m., caller with information for jailer regarding inmate. (OC) 11:45 a.m., caller reporting stolen items. (CO) 12:17 p.m., report of a fire. (CO) 2:28 p.m., caller reporting a fire and requesting fire trucks. (CO) 7:02 p.m., caller with information for jailer regarding inmate. (KE) 7:50 p.m., call for officer. (CO) Monday, March 18 8:05 a.m., caller setting up visitation with inmate. (KE) 9:11 a.m., caller setting up visitation with inmate. (OC) 9:41 a.m., caller with information for officer. (CO) 10:20 a.m., caller wanting a salvage tag for deer carcass. (CO) 11:04 a.m., caller setting up visitation with inmate. (KE) 11:05 a.m., sex offender check-

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Social Community Calendar
NOTICE - If you would like your organization’s meeting dates to appear in the calendar, please contact Record-News staff at 464-2440. Thursday, March 28 Card shower for Cathy Ward’s 70th birthday. Cards and correspondence may be sent to her at 103 W. Jefferson, Mount Ayr, IA 50854. Ringgold County Cattlemen’s banquet at the Mount Ayr American Legion building with social at 6:30 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous meeting at 8 p.m. at the Neighborhood Center, Mount Ayr. Friday, March 29 Open house at the Ringgold County Extension office to celebrate Extension and Outreach Week afrom 10 a.m. to noon. Saturday, March 30 Annual Easter egg hunt on the Ringgold county courthouse lawn at 10 a.m. Breakfast and Easter egg hunt at the Kellerton community center from 9 to 11 a.m. Egg hunt is at 10 a.m. Open house for Cathy Ward’s 70th birthday at the First Christian Church in Mount Ayr from 1 to 5 p.m. If unable to attend, cards and correspondence may be sent to her at 103 West Jefferson Street, Mount Ayr, IA 50854. Monday, April 1 Thin Within support group will meet at 5 p.m. at the Lighthouse. Mount Ayr City Council will meet at 6 p.m. at Mount Ayr City Hall. Jam session at the Mount Ayr American Legion building from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Mount Ayr Order of the Eastern Star will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Masonic Temple, Mount Ayr. Sowing in Tears Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. at the Lighthouse Church, two miles west of Mount Ayr. Tuesday, April 2 Calico Quilters will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon at the Senior Citizens Activity Center, Mount Ayr. Mount Ayr Chamber of Commerce will meet at 5:30 p.m. at Jamie’s Coffee Mill & Deli for dinner during the meeting. Faith Lodge #179 A.F. & A.M. meets at 8 p.m. at the Masonic Temple, Mount Ayr. Wednesday, April 3 $1 sack day every day at the Ringgold County Neighborhood Center. Book fair at the Ringgold County Hospital dining room from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Mount Ayr Public Library board will meet at 5:15 p.m. at the library. Thursday, April 4 Ringgold County Master Gardeners will meet at the Iowa State Extension office at 5 p.m. Southwest Iowa Shutterbugs will meet at the Creston Pizza Ranch. Chatter and food begins at 6 p.m. Regular meeting begins at 7 p.m. Sons of the American Legion will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Mount Ayr Legion hall. Alcoholics Anonymous meeting at 8 p.m. at the Neighborhood Center, Mount Ayr. Friday, April 5 Ringgold County Cares. Retirement open house for Glee Mobley at the NRCS office at 1201 E. South Street in Mount Ayr from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 6 Ringgold County Cares. Spring rummage and baked goods sale at the Tingley community building from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, April 7 Ringgold County Cares. Gospel sing at United BaptistPresbyterian Church at 5 p.m. Monday, April 8 Thin Within support group will meet at 5 p.m. at the Lighthouse. Mount Ayr Community School board meets at 6 p.m. in the MACS board room. Jam session at the Mount Ayr American Legion building from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Mount Ayr Golf and Country Club board will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the clubhouse. Sowing in Tears Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. at the Lighthouse Church, two miles west of Mount Ayr. Tuesday, April 9 Mount Ayr American Legion Post 172 will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Post. V.F.W. Lamoni Post will meet at 7:30 p.m. at Lamoni Community Center. Wednesday, April 10 $1 sack day every day at the Ringgold County Neighborhood Center. Public is invited to attend a support group, “Touching Our Grief,” sponsored by HCI Care Services (formerly Hospice of Central Iowa) from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Extension office. For more information, contact Kathy Rinehart, 464-2088. Ringgold Outdoor Alliance monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Iowa Roadhouse. Thursday, April 11 Mount Ayr Lions will meet at 6 p.m. Board meeting at 5:30 p.m. Waubonsie Memorial Center meeting at 7 p.m. in Benton. Topaz Lodge #438 A.F. & A.M. meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Temple on Main Street in Kellerton. Alcoholics Anonymous meeting at 8 p.m. at the Neighborhood Center, Mount Ayr.

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Library Leafings Extension News & Notes
Judy Hensley

Mary Kathryn Gepner
March 25 - One of the best reviews the library receives is when a patron says, “I could not put this book down.” Even better to hear, “This book was so good that I didn’t want to finish it.” Rosamunde Pilcher’s “The Shell Seekers” is a book that you can’t put down but you don’t want to finish. In Penelope Keeling, Mrs. Pilcher has created an unforgettable character, one that most of us would like to meet. Penelope Keeling is a 64year-old English widow with three grown children. Returning to her home in Podmore’s Thatch after a heart attack, she realizes that “living, now, had become not simple existence that one took for granted, but a bonus, a gift, with every day that lay ahead an experience to be savoured.” Her father was Lawrence Stern, an artist who enjoyed modest success in the years before World War II. At the end of her long and useful life, Penelope Keeling’s prized possession is “The Shell Seekers” painted by her father and given to her as a wedding present. The painting symbolizes her unconventional life from bohemian childhood to wartime romance. To her children, especially Nancy and Noel, the painting represents a fortune they would like to have. Unlike Penelope, who believes that “Happiness is making the most of what you have, and riches is making the most of what you’ve got.” Nancy and Noel always want more. The great love of Penelope’s life, Richard, a Royal marine, is killed on the morning of D-Day. In her reflections, Penelope realizes as Richard tells her before he leaves, “It was good and nothing good is truly lost. It stays part of a person, becomes part of their character. So part of you goes everywhere with me. And part of me is yours, forever.” The author Rosemunde Pilcher, who retired from writing in 2000, was born in Lelant, Cornwall, England and writes with knowledge of this part of England and the people who lived there. During the war Penelope served in Wrens, the Women’s Royal Naval Service, as did the author. Because Rosamunde Pilcher writes about what she knows, her writing is very powerful. Accused by Nancy, her eldest, of loving Olivia, her second daughter, the best, Penelope knows that “she had loved them all, her children. Loved each one the best, but for different reasons. Love, she had found, had a strange way of multiplying. Doubling, trebling itself, as each child arrived, there was always more than enough to go round.” The library has a number of her books, including “September” set in Scotland, where she has lived for many years. New to the library in large Christian fiction, Karen Kingsbury’s latest book, “The Chance.” In large print fiction, “Defending Jacob” by William Landay.

Yard & Garden: Planting bare-root trees and shrubs

Five generations celebrated
Five generations recently got together at the home of Derald and Beverly Noble in Mount Ayr. Shown are (front, L-R) Helen Reynolds, great-great-grandmother; great-grandmother Beverly Noble holding four-and-a-half month old Makayla Brockelman. In back are Kelsi Brockelman, Maykayla’s mother, and Brenda Andrews, Maykayla’s grandmother. Kelsi and Maykayla live in Des Moines.

Open house planned Warren Center to host jazz band for Cathy Ward
The family of Cathy Ward is hosting an open house in honor of her 70th birthday. The come-andgo event will be held at the First Christian Church in Mount Ayr on Saturday, March 30, from 1 to 5 p.m. If you are unable to attend, cards and correspondence may be sent to Cathy at 103 West Jefferson Street, Mount Ayr, IA 50854.

The Soya Vista Jazz Orchestra takes the stage Saturday, April 13, at 7 p.m. at the Warren Cultural Center in Greenfield. This eightpiece ensemble specializes in the swinging, lounge-inspired jazz of the 1950s and 1960s. Tickets are on sale now at Ed & Eva’s store, located at the Warren Cultural Center, 154 Public Square, Greenfield, and online at warrenculturalcenter.com. Call Ed & Eva’s at 641-343-7337 for tickets.

Club Notes
Chapter CK PEO Chapter CK PEO met Monday evening, March 18, at the Senior Citizens Center. Kathy Rinehart, Bereavement Councilor of HCI, told about her duties and explained grief is normal and necessary. Refreshments were served before the business meeting and initiation ceremony. President Ruth McDonnell opened the meeting and 23 members answered roll call. Chaplain Edna Small read from Matthew 28:6-10. Minutes were read and approved and committees reported. The budget was approved and the audit committee found the books in order. Two officers were installed. Historian Sue Buck read from the minutes of the March 15, 1916 meeting about suffrage. Meeting was closed by president Ruth. Next meeting will be held at the Mount Ayr high school library on April 15 for the scholarship tea. The social committee is in charge.

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Birthdays

Cavendar recovering from stoke

Stone to celebrate 70th birthday

Kathryn Stone

Dean Cavender, formerly of Ringgold county, is recovering from a major stroke and would appreciate hearing from Ringgold county friends. Cards and correspondence can be sent to him at 101 7th Street SE, Waseca, MN 56093 or he can be called at 507-833-3308.

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Dog walking is great for your health and that of your furry friend, so grab a leash and get moving! Register now for Live Healthy Iowa’s newest challenge, Strut Your Pup, to be held April 22-May 31. The six-week challenge encourages adult Iowans to improve their health, and that of their dog, through increased amounts of walking and/or active play. The eight dollar registration fee includes a collapsible water bowl, weekly email tips, a personal online tracking page, the opportunity to win prizes and a $5 discount off participation in Iowa State University’s SCAVMA Scamper 5k/10k run on April 21. The challenge is not limited to dog owners. Live Healthy Iowa encourages those interested to seek out volunteer opportunities with local shelters, or contact friends or neighbors who may have a loyal pet eager for activity. For more information on the Strut Your Pup Challenge, please visit www.livehealthyiowa.org.

Bare-root plants begin their life growing in a nursery field and are harvested in the fall, when all of the soil is shaken from their roots. Because they do not have a soil ball they are considerably lighter, less expensive to ship and therefore cost less than balled and burlapped or container-grown plants. Retailers prefer to sell them before they break bud and produce leaves – which comes very early in the growing season (March and April). But early is not always better as horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach explain. To have additional plant and garden questions answered, contact the ISU Hortline at 515294-3108 or hortline@iastate.edu. What are the advantages and disadvantages of bare-root trees and shrubs? As the name suggests, bareroot trees and shrubs have no soil around their roots. Bare-root nursery stock is dug in late fall, placed in cold storage, then shipped to garden centers or gardeners in early spring. Bare-root trees and shrubs should be dormant upon receipt of shipment or purchase. Disadvantages of bare-root trees and shrubs are the length of the planting season and size. Bare-root plant material should be planted in early spring before it begins to leaf out. Bare-root deciduous trees are generally available up to eight feet in height. Evergreens are usually less than two feet tall. Bare-root trees and shrubs, however, are the most economical type of nursery stock. They are usually the best choice when purchasing large quantities of trees and shrubs for windbreaks or hedges. When should bare-root trees be planted? Bare-root trees and shrubs must be planted in early spring before growth begins. If rainy weather or other circumstances prevent plant-

ing within a few days of purchase, store bare-root material in a cool location, such as a garage or root cellar, until planting is possible. What is the proper way to plant a bare-root tree? Prior to planting, soak the tree’s roots in a bucket of water for one to two hours. Also, prune off damaged or broken roots. When ready to plant, dig a hole that is two to two-and-a-half times wider than the spread of the tree’s root system. The depth of the hole should be equal to the distance from the tree’s trunk flare to the bottom of its roots. The trunk flare is the point where the trunk begins to spread out as it meets the roots. Build a cone-shaped mound of soil in the center of the hole. Place the tree on top of the mound. The trunk flare should be even with the surrounding soil surface. Spread the roots evenly over the mound. Then begin backfilling with the original soil. As you backfill, firm the soil in the hole with your hands. Place soil to the trunk flare. Finally, water the tree thoroughly. Many shade and fruit trees are propagated by grafting. The graft union is located near the base of the tree’s trunk and is denoted by a bulge or crook in the trunk. The graft union is typically one to three inches above the trunk flare. When planting bare-root trees, be careful not to confuse the graft union with the trunk flare.

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Vera Daughton, formerly of Kellerton and now of Mount Ayr, will observe her 98th birthday anniversary on April 5. Her family would like to honor her with a card shower on this special occasion. Cards and correspondence may be sent to her at Clearview Home, P.O. Box 552, Mount Ayr, IA 50854.

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portunity to parade and show their stuff as “The Old Washer Woman” was played. Judges John and Mary Overholtzer picked Russ Brown to be the most Irish and Peggy Skarda, Bonnie Manders and George Hosfield, the greenest. Recognized as eldest present were Marge Werner and Dave Jennings and youngest was Leigh James, Carmene James’ granddaughter, a guest this day. Dave Patch favored with “Danny Boy.” Blessing was given by Peggy Skarda and an Irish blessing by Dick Walden. This writer missed some of the program so she hopes it’s fairly correct. You wouldn’t believe all the greens worn and found at the site that day. Even the rolls and cake turned green. Not to be outdone, Tuesday found a good number of band members on hand to entertain. They included accompanist Carmene James, plus Vern Brown, Doris Overholser, Mary Jane Narigon, Iona Triggs, Dick and Virginia Walden, Dorothy Clough, Evelyn Sickels, Dave Patch, Peggy Skarda, Harold Brown, Norma Webb and Bonnie Manders. They chose a variety of songs for their sections. Marge Werner shared a joke to add a bit of humor to the day. Happy birthday wishes were extended to Lloyd Johnson, who observed his birthday the next day, March 20. He and Muriel were proud to have their daughter, Linda Ness; their granddaughter, Alana Cooper, and four-year-old great-granddaughter, Michelle Milan, as their guests. The Johnsons provided the ice cream as a special treat for his birthday this day. A dozen in number showed up Friday as Friday Singers. Kay Henderson accompanied on the piano, while Bonnie Manders served as director. Singers included Iona Triggs, Dick and Virginia Walden, Bill and Norma Webb, Dorothy Clough, Don and Darlene Wimmer, Harold Brown and Marge Werner. . Public health nurses Sharla Norris and Carol Ann Galloway were present. They were available to check blood pressures for anyone wanting theirs taken and also had a low fat corn cake for samples. They’re a better snack choice than potato chips, also pretty tasty. Happy birthday wishes were extended to the site’s cook, Cheryl Roach, who was observing her birthday that day, March 22. Cheryl treated everyone to ice cream. Happy birthday wishes are extended to one of the site’s home delivery clients, Blanche Gilbert of Shannon City, who observed her 100th birthday March 23. Nancy Kelly and Race brought an assortment of cake mixes and ice cream to the site Friday. These donations are sure appreciated. Interesting to note, several parent, child or grandchildren combinations were at the site Friday. Kathy Stammer enjoyed having her two grandchildren, 10-year-old Amanda and eight-year-old Jeremiah Monroe, as her guests Friday. Marge Werner enjoyed having her daughter, Jeannette Buell, as her guest. She came to visit a few days. Dave and Wilmina Jennings were proud to have their daughter, Suzanne Adkisson, accompany them. Again Maxine Werner so much enjoys an opportunity to come to the meal site with her daughter, Nancy Kelly and Race. Friday is their outing to Tingley day.

• Jerry and Jean Barker of Mount Pleasant spent last weekend in the home of Guelda Barker. They also visited Don Stamper and JR Miller.

rental, historical tour of Weston and the museum, lunch at one of their historic dining establishments and time to spend in their historic shopping district before heading home. If you are interested in this day trip, let the Center know by calling 641464-0577 to get your spot reserved. They need to know how large a bus they need and how many they should plan for by May 10. The Center should have the price for this trip in the article next week. Stop by and see those at the Center, sign up for one of the events or just have a cup of coffee and visit. Barring inclement weather, they are there Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Activity Center

Blackmore Corner

Connie Huff • 772-4748
March 25 - March has proven to be interesting weather-wise and again the past weekend was no exception. Unfortunately, the snack and game night scheduled for Sunday, March 24, had to be cancelled due to the weather. They will try again in April to have this event as it is really looked forward to by the participants. The Activity Center was thrilled to learn they were the recipient of the SCICF $1,000 give-away to an existing endowment. There were a lot of people who sent in their recommendation for the $1,000 to be given to the Ringgold County Senior Citizens Activity Center and Dorothy Barber’s name was drawn. Dorothy was on hand when SCICF came for pictures and to award the $1,000. April is going to be a busy month for the Activity Center starting with the first monthly potluck at the Center. They will be trying this for several months to see how well they are received. The potluck will take place on Tuesday, April 9, at noon. Bring a main dish, side dish or dessert to share and come socialize with them. Bingo will be played that afternoon so stay and enjoy bingo with them also if you wish. April 22 the Center will be offering the AARP Safe Driving Course from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with a light lunch offered. Cost for the course is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. A freewill offering will be accepted for the light lunch. Call or stop by to put your name on the sheet so they know how many people AARP will need supplies for. You will be paying the day of the event. April also brings two events on Tuesday, April 30. At 10 a.m. the Center will have a diabetic educator with information on managing diabetes. Cari Seddon, dietitian, has been with them before and always has lots of great information for those who are pre-diabetic or have Type I or II diabetes. Those at the Center hope you will join them. After the diabetic educator on April 30, you can stay for the pizza and bingo party sponsored by Care Initiatives Nursing & Rehab facilities. These have been very popular and Jason Lyon from this company always brings great pizza, great gifts, some chocolate and a good time. Plan on joining them. The Center is planning a day trip to Weston, MO Friday, May 24. They are trying to get one price for the whole day including the bus March 25 - Ernie and Judy Mercer and his brother, Daryl, all attended church in Kellerton Sunday. Their brother-in-law, Raymond Doser, was guest speaker. Later Ernie and Judy, Daryl of Blockton, Raymond and Dola Mercer of Lovilia and Glenn and Donna Payton of Lamoni had lunch at Quilt Country in Lamoni. Linda Swanson attended a birthday party Tuesday evening for Ben Coulson’s third birthday in the home of his parents, Scott and Katie Coulson. Friday evening Bob and Linda attended the Wishard Chapel fish fry at the Southwest Iowa REC building in Mount Ayr. Saturday Linda and Reta Freihage went to a meeting, “Time Apart,” at the United Methodist Church in Chariton. Brenna Swanson was a lunch guest of her grandparents, Linda and Bob, Monday. Jake and Jo Huff of Clinton came Saturday and visited Connie Huff and took her to lunch.

McGahuey spent a few hours at the Ringgold County Hospital getting rehydrated while others have been sick at home. Their wish is for all of you to be well and healthy and certainly some warm days and sunshine should help out that process. Ringgold County Public Health was at the site Thursday, March 21, to do blood pressure checks, a service that is really appreciated. While this writer was away, a dedicated attendee, Joe Jackson, passed away. Joe enjoyed playing cards and bingo with others at the site. He also kept things lively and will be very much missed. April will soon be here and on April 12 the monthly birthday dinner will be observed. As usual, the menu will be fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy and birthday cake and ice cream. The Community Singers will be entertaining. Those with birthdays will be recognized. Come on out and celebrate with the birthday people. This writer wishes all their readers a blessed and happy Easter. Something to think about: “Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.” -- William Shakespeare

Louden and Calvin Main were overnight guests at Ginny and Bill Quick’s Friday. They visited at Berta and Kenny Quick’s Saturday. Betty and J.W. Robertson went to visitation and funeral services for Gerri McDaniel Friday and Saturday. Peter and Anna Shervheim spent the week at Teen Pact Camp in Des Moines. Birthday greetings were sent to Annabel Walkup and Sharon Walkup Sunday. Annabel and John David Walkup went to the fish fry at Wishard Chapel Friday night. Annabel went to the game night at the Blockton community center Monday. She went to visitation and funeral services for Gerri McDaniel in Mount Ayr Friday and Saturday.

Benton
Mary Swank • 785-2205

Tingley

Redding
March 25 - An Easter egg hunt will be held in Tingley Saturday, March 30. It will start promptly at 2 p.m. and is for all kids through fourth grade. There’ll be lots of marked dollar and quarter eggs to find. Meet at the grocery store. The event is being sponsored by the Tingley Lions Club. Two special days are being planned for the meal site. One’s Easter. It’s being remembered Friday, March 29. There’ll be a special program headed by the Friday Singers. One of the day’s highlights also will be a hat parade. Everyone’s encouraged to wear a hat of some kind. Hats will be judged and four special awards given. All with hats will receive something for their efforts. There’ll be favors for everyone, plus a special menu just for the occasion. Then comes the best party of all, the meal site’s birthday party. They’re “39 and holding” and mighty proud of it. This party will be held Monday, April 1, April Fools’ Day. Coinciding with the day chosen to celebrate, the day has been declared crazy day. Those who want to are encouraged to dress like a fool -- the crazier, the better. If you don’t want to, don’t stay home, dress normal and just show up. Program begins at 11 a.m. A special roast beef menu is planned with favors for all and several door prizes to award. Reservations would be appreciated and can be made by contacting Nancy Jarred at 772,4499, the site or 7724974, home. Lots of fun and extra activities took place at the meal site last week. Saint Patrick’s Day was observed Monday. Peggy Skarda put together the nicest program involving not only her group, but every there. Virginia Walden played several Irish tunes on the piano. Peggy Skarda shared an Irish joke and Carmene James played a couple of songs on the piano. Marge Patch had some interesting tidbits of information about Saint Patrick’s Day and Marge Werner had a reading. Bud Brown played his guitar and sang a couple of western songs. Accompanied by Virginia, everyone there joined together to sing a couple Irish songs. Russ Brown played a selection on his whistle. Everyone there had an op-

Bobbi Bainum • 767-5211
March 25 - Sympathy is sent out to the family of Gerri McDaniel. Her funeral was held Saturday in Mount Ayr with burial in the Redding cemetery. The Sunshine Workers 4-H club will host their annual Easter party for neighborhood kids Saturday, March 30, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Frontier Hall in Redding. There will be games and activities, refreshments and a candy hunt in the Redding park for kids sixth grade and under. Dorothy Barber was an overnight guest at Kelly and Tony Roach’s Friday. Saturday they all went to the junior high volleyball tournament at Missouri Western College in Saint Joseph, MO. Dorothy’s granddaughter, Laney Hill, played on her school team. They won third place in the tournament. Oney Brumfield went to visitation for Gerri McDaniel Friday evening in Mount Ayr. Sympathy is sent to the family of Jake Hunt. His funeral services will be Monday at the Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr. June and Vance Combs of Cape Girardeau, MO visited Saturday afternoon with Helen Combs. Lil Rinehart was also a visitor. Sunday Helen Combs and Lil Rinehart went to a party celebrating Jacob Wimer’s 14th birthday at his home in Grant City, MO. Bill and Patty Wimer, Lavena Wimer of Mount Ayr and Denise and Jeff Kelly and family of Afton were also guests. Gladys Jones called on Betty and J.W. Robertson Tuesday and attended the Assembly of God church prayer service Wednesday. She also visited with Mary and Cindy Daniels Wednesday. Gladys went to the Bible study led by Alice Miller at the Christian church Friday. She went with Betty and J.W. Robertson to visitation for Gerri McDaniel Friday evening in Mount Ayr.

March 25 - Monday visitors of Ann Baker were Hunter and Tyler Jay. Jessica Field, Wallace’s greatniece, spent a few days visiting Patty and Wallace Sobotka. Junior Swank attended Bob Erickson’s funeral Wednesday. Joan Stringham and Malinda Swank went to Million Dollar Quartet in Des Moines Friday evening. Mary Gepner and Kay and Don Hove attended the Wishard Chapel fish fry Friday evening. Friday night and Saturday visitors of Ann Baker were Michael, Brandon and Brittney Lane. Kay Hove and Mary Gepner went to lunch together at Jamie’s Coffee Mill and Deli Saturday. Junior Swank attended visitation Friday evening and the funeral Saturday for Jerri McDaniel. Joan Stringham and Linda King went to the Loretta Lynn show Saturday night. Shane and Mitchel Swank visited Sunday with Joan and Don Stringham. Kay and Don Hove were Sunday supper guests of Mary Gepner.

THIS WEEK AT THE MOVIES
Friday and Saturday Evenings, March 29, 30 and April 5, 6, 7 p.m.; CLOSED Easter Sunday, March 31; Sunday Matinee, April 7, 2 p.m.
Starring James Franco, Mila Kunis and Michelle Williams. A small-time magician arrives in an enchanted land and is forced to decide if he will be a good man or a great one.

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FREE Easter Movie Saturday, March 30 following the Easter Egg Hunt. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. with cartoons and “Hop” rated PG beginning at 11 a.m. Lawhead Dental Clinic is the movie sponsor.

March 25 - This writer has finally returned from sunny Arizona, where they enjoyed sunshine and warm weather. They missed a couple of the snows back home but returned in time to get in on the most recent snowstorms. But spring is here (even if it doesn’t seem like it) and it always makes things seem a lot better. Easter is next Sunday, March 31. Easter will be celebrated at the meal site on Good Friday, March 29. They will be having an Easter bonnet contest. So grab a hat, decorate it in any way you want and wear it to the meal site Friday. If you don’t have a hat, be creative and improvise. You might win a prize. Prizes will be given for first, second and third places. You just might win something good. Several meal site attendees have been ill recently. Vera Deemer spent an overnighter in Ringgold County Hospital recently and then resided in Clearview Home for a bit. She is now back among them and enjoying playing cards. Some have had bouts of the intestinal flu, including this writer, even in Arizona. Wanda

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We will sell the following described property at public auction at the farm located at 2966 U.S. Highway 169, Redding, Iowa (3 miles east of Redding, Iowa on Highway 169).

PUBLIC AUCTION
HOUSEHOLD GOODS

Saturday, April 6, 2013, 11 a.m.
Maytag refrigerator freezer (1-year old), Maytag automatic washer, Whirlpool dryer, GE microwave, kitchen caddy, chrome kitchen table with (6) matching chairs, step stool, usual kitchen wares too numerous to mention, dining room table with (6) chairs and matching china hutch, (2) La-Z-Boy rocker recliners, swivel rocker, rocking chair, RCA home theater with TV and remote, Emerson video cassette recorder, Toshiba TV, Bose radio, davenport, round end tables with shelves, stair step end table, double bed with matching dresser and chest of drawers, double bed and chest of drawers and dresser set, bedding, double bed with matching chest of drawers and dresser set, antique twin bed set, single bed, sewing machine in cabinet, ironing board, desk and box fans. Cast iron dinner bell, 30-gallon stone crock, 4-gallon Western stone crock, old flattop trunk, No. 40 Dazey butter churn, walking sticks, (2) metal lawn chairs, (3) Tonka metal-type toys, granite coffeepot, double harpoon hay fork, (6) various wheels, No. 5 bear trap, coal bucket, galvanize tubs and bushel basket. Massey Ferguson 135 tractor, spinout rear rubber, tac shows 2,656 hours, 13.5 x 20 rear rubber. Chains to fit tractor, Ford 2 x 14” 3-pt. mounted plow, Model 12A New Idea tractor manure spreader, 3-pt. mounted dirt scoop, 2-wheel trailer with 56” x 8’ box, stationary Burr mill, Cross end gate seeder, HK twowheeled flare box auger wagon, wooden grain conveyor, dual-wheeled tilt-bed trailer, 7’ 3” mounted blade. 1966 Chevy 20 pickup truck, 6 cyl., 4 sp. transmission, some rust, Giant stock rack to fit pickup. (2) 100-lb. LP gas tanks, tank heater, 4” bench vise, Sears 10’ direct-drive band saw, steel welding table, squirrel cage fan, Snapper 30” riding lawn mower, Craftsman II high-wheel selfpropelled walk-behind 20” lawn mower, 9’ 6” flat-bottom boat, Sears 7 1/2-h.p. clutch drive motor for Gemfisher boat, fishing equipment, hedge posts, garden hose and reel, aluminum scoop shovel, 6’ stepladder, 14’ extension ladder, gas cans, MAC 15 chain saw, 1 full spool barbed wire, steel posts, log chains, loppers, ax, spade, jobbers, pitchfork and pick. Machinery for old iron: Rotary hoe, spring-tooth harrow, elevator iron-wheeled grain drill.

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

STUDENT AYR
Senior Spotlight
BY CASSIDY MCATEE Kylie Randelle Wilson is the daughter of Lisa Wilson and has one older brother and two older sisters. Brad Wilson, 28, is Kylie’s older brother. Deb Johns, 26, and Cacey Wilson, 19, are Kylie’s older sisters. Kylie has been involved in many actives since her freshman year such as, Bowling for one year, class treasurer for one year, and academic bowls for two years. She has also been a football cheerleader for 3 years, drill team for 3 years, basketball cheerleading for 2 years, and wrestling cheerleading for 2 years. She has been on the A-honor-roll for 4 years and drama for 4. Kylie has also been student of the month for 3 years and on the All Iowa Honor Dance Team for 2 years. Did you know that Kylie’s favorite food was Spaghetti and her favorite television show is Pretty Little Liars. Kylie’s favorite car to drive is her own car she has now, Ford Escape. Her favorite movie is The Princess Bride or Pitch Perfect. Her favorite type of clothes to wear is Yoga Pants and her favorite type of music is the Pitch Perfect Soundtrack. One of Kylie’s most memorable moments while being in Mount Ayr high school is when she fell off of her walker at a pep rally during a Sparks novelty performance. She says,”I still haven’t lived it down and I probably won’t, until I need a walker for real.” Kylie plans to attend AIB College of Business in Des Moines in

Kylie Wilson

Senior cheerleaders reflect on their sport
Erin Dolecheck
BY EMILY FOX Erin Dolecheck is a senior cheerleader at Mount Ayr high school. She has cheered for basketball for three years and football cheerleading for two years. Her senior year she was the basketball cheerleading captain. Her fondest memories in cheerleading were her sophomore year when she cheered at the state basketball tournament for the girls basketball team. Another fond memory was cheering for football this season. Her most embarrassing moment during cheerleading was when she accidentally did a kick for the other team during a basketball game. Cheerleading has taught Erin that you have to be dedicated to do it, and you can’t be afraid to out and be crazy in front of people. The advice that she gives to underclassmen is you need to make sure that you actually want to be a part of cheerleading when you try out. You can’t be afraid to yell loud while cheering. Erin will miss the people that she got to cheer with the most once she graduates. know all of the girls really well. She will also miss all the memories that you make. Her favorite memory would be spending Friday night at the school in between the duals at their annual cheerleading sleepover (especially playing hideand-go seek). Maggie will always remember being able to experience state wrestling with all the girls. If she had to give advice to underclassmen it would be to just be yourself and have fun. Cheerleading is a blast, but you can’t hold back. You just have to go for it.

The kindergarten class gets into their song, “My Hat, It Has Three Corners,” at the K-3 vocal concert at Mount Ayr elementary this week.

MAC hosts blood drive

Jennifer Blair

Senior Spotlight

the fall. She is going to major in Accounting and possibly go for a Dual major. Maxine, Kylie’s grandma, has been a huge influence in her life. She has always been there for me at sporting events and performances. Kylie got asked if she could describe herself in one word what would it be and why? She said she would be cheery, because she loves cheerleading and how it impacts people around her. She takes her attitude from cheerleading and uses it every day. In Kylie’s life she got told some great advice that was live, laugh, love. It’s a saying that can be found on home decor everywhere. Those three words can make someone’s life better and satisfactory.

Kylie Randelle Wilson

Maggie Jennett

BY DYLAN DOMAN Maggie Jennett has been a wrestling cheerleader for four years. Maggie will miss spending the weekends together with the rest of the cheerleaders and getting to

BY HANNAH FLETCHALL Jennifer Blair is a senior basketball cheerleader at Mount Ayr high school. She has been involved in cheerleading for two years. Her fondest memories were all of the rides to games with the girls. Jennifer’s most embarrassing moment was messing up on some cheers. Cheerleading has taught her that if you work hard, you will get far. It has also taught her to never give up and try new things. Jen would advise any underclassmen to try it, everything is worth a shot. She will miss all of the fun times with the girls and coaches the most.

April Shields

BY MADISON HOSFIELD The Mount Ayr high school student council held their annual blood drive on March 5, hosted by Life Serve Blood Center. Students helped set up the blood drive starting at 7:45 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. The drive was very successful as there were 43 donors who registered to give blood. This left the group with 31 whole blood units and four double red procedures (counting for eight units total). This led the group to earn a total of 39 units, beating their goal by two. It was also great to welcome 27 new donors into the blood donor family, as it was their first time giving blood. A good day was had by all in celebration of many lives being saved. The student council enjoyed holding the event and the donors enjoyed helping out as much as they could.

Science teacher Faye Howie volunteers at the recent blood drive at Mount Ayr high school. A total of 43 donors, including 27 first-time donors, provided 39 units of blood during the event.

Jena James

BY HANNAH FLETCHALL Jena Lynn James is the daughter of Kevin and Tammy James of Mount Ayr. Throughout high school, Jena has been involved in Volleyball (1 year), Football Cheerleading (3 years), Golf (2 years), Track manager (2 years), Wrestling cheerleading (3 years), Softball (4 years), Band (1 year), FFA (3 years), Drama (4 years), TSA (4 years), and Country Council (3 years). She was honored to be on National Honor Society, State Cheerleading Stunt Competition, and selection for the Cheerleading Honor Squad. Jena’s favorite food is Chicken Alfredo and her favorite car is a Pontiac Grand Prix. Hawaii Five-O is her favorite TV show and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Pitch Perfect are her favorite movies. Jeans and boots are her favorite clothing attire. You would most likely find Jena listening to country and pop music. Her most memorable moment was sleeping over at the school at the Mount Ayr Duals. She has had so much fun in Football and Wrestling Cheerleading. Jena’s future plans are to attend Northwest Missouri State University and major in Agricultural

BY MAGGIE JENNETT Part of the Mount Ayr individual speech team made their way to state. On February 23, district speech contest was held at ADM high school. Here is where the students found out if they qualified for the state contest. Those who qualified were Jacob Sobotka (Radio Broadcasting), Matt Poore (Improvisation), Allison Wallace (Poetry), Lew Knapp (Acting), and Maggie Jennett (Acting and Prose). These students received a one rating at district contest which advanced them on to the state contest. They will be competing on Saturday, March 9 at Nevada high school. Others who competed on February 23 were Alex Young (Poetry), Ica Hauge (Prose), Wyatt Jackson (Public Address) and Kody Weeda(Public Address). These students received a two rating at district contest. “I am really proud of all of the freshman who tried speech this year, and who have said that they plan to go out next year. Also, I am very proud of all the upperclassmen who have been great leaders and who continue to amaze me with their abilities. All of my

Individual speech members head to state contest

Jena Lynn James and minor in Animal Science. The most influential people is her life are her parents. They have always been there for her and supported her decisions. If Jena could describe herself in one word it would be sociable. Her favorite activity is talking. The best advice she has ever received was to be yourself, don’t waste your high school years caring about what others think of you.

speech team members are awesome!” said speech coach, Mrs. Shaun Kniep.

BY BAILEA STARK This spring the Mount Ayr drama club put on a production called “Donovan’s Daughters.” It is about five young ladies who are following their father’s family tradition from Ireland. The tradition is that the eldest daughter must marry first before the younger ones. The eldest daughter, though, is a very spiteful and independent young lady who believes she does not need a husband. All the young sisters are ready to settle down and get married. So the men of the younger sisters try to convince the chief deputy that the eldest sister is fond of him and is only cruel to the ones she truly likes. Finally after a lot of hard work and a kidnapping, the chief deputy and the eldest sister finally get married and the rest of the daughters are finally free to marry whenever they please. This play was performed March 8 and 9. We had an amazing turn out! This year during our spring play we had our annual pie auctions that turned out very well. We also had a lot of help from our community to help us pull off this year’s play. We would like to give special thanks to Preston and Katie Hayse, Doug Still, Kate Zimmerman, Sue Jones, Lisa Jones Cook, Princess Theatre Troupe, Podium Ink, Jeff and Amy Sickles, Scott Giles, MACHS janitorial staff, Clint, Jillian and Tess Kniep, and Mrs. Pam Poore’s class. Also don’t forget to join us November 15 and 16, 2013 for our fall play “Our Town.” Color and Black and White Photo Copies available at the Mount Ayr Record-News.

Donavon’s Daughters hits MACHS spring stage

BY JENNIFER BLAIR April Shields has been involved in football and basketball cheerleading for two years and has lettered both years. Her fondest memory was all of the rides to the games with the girls and the coaches. April’s most embarrassing moment was when Kylie was falling from a stunt and April caught her with her face. Being a cheerleader has taught her drama and stuff that happens during the day doesn’t matter at the end of the day. Once you get to practice, have fun and forget everything bad that happened before. Advice that April would give an underclassmen is being a cheerleader is tough and takes a lot of work but it’s rewarding. April will miss spending time in that activity after she graduates.

“Three Little Pigs” opera in Clearfield
A popular children’s story will be performed as opera in an upcoming performance at Clearfield school. “The Three Little Pigs” will be presented by the OPERA Iowa Educational Touring Troupe on Monday, April 1 at 2 p.m. The performance is one stop on the OPERA Iowa Educational Touring Troupe 2013 statewide spring tour. OPERA Iowa is a program of Des Moines Metro Opera, Inc. Davies’ “The Three Little Pigs” is considered a perfect introduction to the music of Mozart for elementary and middle school students. This operatic version of the childhood favorite tells the tale of two sassy pigs and their older and wiser sister. The performance lasts approximately 40 minutes. By the end of its tour, OPERA Iowa will have visited more than 60 schools and communities, giving 80 or more performances for approximately 20,000 school-aged children between January 28 and April 12. The school performances are presented in conjunction with interactive and engaging workshops that meet the National Standards for Arts in Education guidelines. The troupe will also give 11 evening concert performances for community audiences in various locations across the state. These performances are open to the public. A complete listing of OPERA Iowa’s performance schedule is available online. OPERA Iowa is also offering a Masterclass for high school students, in which students can benefit from vocal tips and insights from the OPERA Iowa singers and music coach. All OPERA Iowa performances are sung in English with a piano accompaniment. OPERA Iowa Educational Touring Troupe members are handpicked from nationwide auditions of more than 800 singers to share their love of opera with audiences of all ages. The talented young performers of the 2013 OPERA Iowa troupe are bass Brad Baron of Glen Rock, NJ; baritone Greg Jebaily of Florence, SC; tenor Robert Lilly of Houston, TX; soprano Amedee Moore of Dayton, OH, and soprano Andrea Shokery of Gahanna, OH. We can do your faxing for you at the Mount Ayr Record-News.

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American agriculture is ‘second to none’
One sure sign that spring has sprung is the advent of National Agriculture Week, which is being celebrated across America as I write. It is, as Corn and Soybean Digest suggested, “a good time to reflect on all the traditions and advancements that help make the U.S. agriculture industry second to none.” It’s a signal accomplishment that American agriculture produces “more grain, more efficiently on less land.” There are, said the Digest, 2.2 million farms in the U.S. with about 922 million acres in production, with an average farm size of around 450 acres. Even more significant, there are some 375,000 farms with annual gross sales exceeding $100,000 per year. Only about 17 percent of all farms, these farms account for over 80 percent of total ag sales annually. The Agriculture Council of America notes that each American farmer feeds more than 144 people! The Council gives a cogent reason why we should all celebrate agriculture. “Agriculture provides almost everything we eat, use and wear on a daily basis. But too few people truly understand this contribution. This is particularly the case in our schools, where students may only be exposed to agriculture if they enroll in related vocational training. By building awareness, the Agriculture Council of America is encouraging young people to consider career opportunities in agriculture.” Also, during Ag Day and Ag Week, we can encourage Americans to: “Understand how food and fiber products are produced; value the essential role of agriculture in maintaining a strong economy, and appreciate the role agriculture plays in providing safe, abundant and affordable products.” But, back to some of those cogent farm stats from Corn and Soybean Digest: • 95 percent of the farms and ranches are operated by farm families as individuals, as well as by family partnerships and family corporations, usually multi-generational.

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RCPH oberved nutrition month
In case you didn’t know, March was National Nutrition Month. Yes, you are right. There is a month for everything now. Consider extending good nutrition beyond one month into the whole year. Even better… turn good nutrition into a lifestyle! One of the most basic and helpful ways to jumpstart eating healthier is to read the nutrition labels on everything you buy. The American Dietetic Association offered the following wisdom to support their favorite month: Food labels are broken up into sections to make it easy for you to read and understand the nutrition found on a particular food item. Always start with how many serving are in the package. Then you can look at what is a serving (1/2 cup, one package etc). You will find information easily about the calories, how many servings in that package (they often have more than one) and other key information about fat content, vitamins, sodium, cholesterol and fiber. “When scanning the shelves at the grocery store it’s important for consumers to notice that the healthiest food often has the least

• The U.S. agriculture industry employs more than 21 million people to produce, process, sell and trade the nation’s food and fiber, or about 15 percent of the total U.S. workforce. • There are over 300,000 women who are the primary managers of farm operations in the United States, an increase of nearly 30 percent just in the past decade. • The sale of crops accounts for approximately 58 percent of the total gross receipts received by farmers in the U.S., while the sale of livestock products account for about 42 percent. • It takes the average consumer less than 40 days to earn enough disposable income to pay for all the food that is consumed at home and away from home during the entire year. By contrast, it takes about 100 days to earn enough income to pay federal, state and local taxes annually. Farmers received just under 16 cents of every consumer dollar spent on food, and one acre of wheat will yield about 40 bushels and will produce over 2,000 loaves of bread. If the farmer is paid $6.50 per bushel for wheat from the farm, the wheat cost in a loaf of bread is only about 18 cents per loaf out of a retail value of about $2.99 per loaf. So, the efficiency of modern agriculture is beyond question, and it is high time Americans realized that and showed support for the source of the best and least expensive food supply on earth! I’ll see ya!

Heyer Brothers Store in Tingley about 1905. BY MIKE AVITT pioneer home now located at the Tingley was platted by a town Ringgold County Pioneer Center company when the Humeston and in Ellston. Shenandoah railroad built their line Ringgold Roots, a publication through northern Ringgold county of the Ringgold County Genealogin 1882. ical Society, covered Tingley’s earMany of the early residents of ly years in its April 1983 edition. Tingley came from the erstwhile There is specific information about village of Eugene, located about businesses, churches and fraternal halfway between Tingley and the societies from the years 1881 to future town of Shannon City. Eu- October 1886, but the source of the gene had a population of about 30 information isn’t given. and had a store, post office and One detail that caught my eye church. is a statement saying the origiThe origin of Tingley’s name nal Christian Church, which still is outlined in “A History of Tin- stands in northeast Tingley, was gley, Iowa 1883-1983.” William built in 1882. The Tingley centenTingley Cornwall came with his nial book says the Christians were parents in 1856 to a farm near the still in the planning stage in OctoUnion-Ringgold county line. Later, ber 1882. a township and a post office were This week’s picture comes named for him. This is the same from the Clair Heyer collection. Cornwall family who donated the The gentleman third from the right

is Clair’s uncle, Fred, and Clair’s father, John, is fourth from right. Fred and John had come to Tingley from Ridgeway, MO in 1901 and in 1903 bought a general store calling it Heyer Brothers. The rest of the Heyer family eventually moved to Tingley, and Clair was born there in 1910. Clair attended school in Tingley but graduated from high school in Waterloo. He worked in Iowa and Illinois until he and his wife Hazel retired to Tingley in 1973. Clair’s entire life was recorded in photographs. Dozens and dozens of Clair’s photos appear in the Tingley centennial book. We’ll be looking at some more of Clair’s pictures in the near future, and I’ll try to find some information on Tingley that wasn’t included in the centennial book.

marketing muscle behind it. It’s the processed, packaged junk food fortified with vitamins and fiber that screams for attention,” explains Katie Routh, RD, LD, of Mount Ayr. “Choosing fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains will help to displace the processed foods in your diet, and will help make your food selections in general very simple.” Ringgold County Public Health (RCPH) continues their work on a Community Transformation Grant to reduce the impact of chronic diseases. During the course of this work many local residents with healthy lifestyles have become evident. The methods they use to stay healthy are usually time tested, simple yet not easy, but worth it in the long run. Be active. Eat and sleep well. Drink plenty of water. Get at least a yearly check-up with your local health care provider. If you would like more information on walking, biking, active living or healthy eating call Ringgold County Public Health at 641464-0691 or visit us on the web at www.rcph.net and www.facebook. com/rstop.

MATURA receives oral health donation for Ringgold children
The Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation has donated 106,000 toothbrushes, toothpaste and floss to the I-Smile Program, which helps connect Iowa children in need with dental care and services. MATURA will receive a portion of the donation for children in Ringgold county. According to the Surgeon General’s Oral Health in America Report, tooth decay is the single most common chronic childhood disease. “This donation is a small step to ensure that every child in Iowa has their very own toothbrush, toothpaste and floss,” said Donn Hutchins, president of the Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation. “Starting and maintaining good oral health habits at a young age is very important and aligns with the Foundation’s long-term goal that every Iowa child age 0-12 will be cavity-free by 2020.” “We are thankful to the Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation for this generous donation,” said Dr. Bob Russell, state dental director for the Iowa Department of Public Health. “The I-Smile program strives to connect Iowa children to the dental services they need to grow up happy and healthy.” I-Smile was created by the Iowa Department of Public Health, the Iowa Department of Human Services, the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics and the Iowa Dental Association. The “dental home” team includes dentists who provide treatment and definitive evaluation, as well as other health professionals such as dental hygienists, physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, physician assistants and dietitians who provide oral screenings, education, anticipatory guidance and preventive services as needed.

Contract grazing fact sheets now available
A new four-part series of fact sheets on contract grazing for cattle is now available on the Iowa Beef Center (IBC) website. Two Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists are Iowa representatives to the specialized working group within the Green Lands, Blue Water project that developed the new resource. Iowa State Extension beef program specialist Joe Sellers said he and small farms specialist Andy Larson worked with project members from Wisconsin and Minnesota to identify needs and information for those who graze cattle. “Our group has been working on these fact sheets as a source of assistance to graziers and cattle owners who use custom grazing in their management schemes,” Sellers said. “As cow numbers increase and available pasture acres decrease, we want people to recognize and learn more about options for their operations.” One such option is the development of working partnerships with other producers to access pasture through contract grazing. Each of the four new fact sheets focuses

on one topic related to contract grazing: contract grazing basics, evaluating land suitability, rental and lease agreements, and contract grazing rates. The fact sheets can be viewed, download and printed at no cost from these links: 1) The Basics of Contract Grazing (http://www.iowabeefcenter. org/information/ContractGrazing1Basics.pdf) 2) Evaluating Land Suitability for Grazing Cattle (http://www. iowabeefcenter.org/information/ ContractGrazing2LandEval.pdf) 3) Pasture Rental and Lease Agreements (http://www.iowabeefcenter.org/information/ContractGrazing3Leases.pdf) 4) Rates Charged for Contract Grazing Arrangements (http:// www.iowabeefcenter.org/information/ContractGrazing4Rates.pdf) These fact sheets can be used to supplement existing grazing-related information on the IBC website, specifically under “Cattle Grazing Survey 2007” http://www.iowabeefcenter.org/research_projects. html.

NWMS, ICAN partner
Northwest Missouri State University is partnering with the Iowa College Access Network (ICAN) to bring comprehensive college and career readiness programming and resources to students and parents in communities across Iowa, and to support initiatives around the state that support economic growth through increased training and education of Iowa’s future workforce. ICAN’s programs and services are developed and presented by ICAN’s highly trained representatives on topics such as high school planning, college and career planning, financial literacy, successful college transitions and financial aid. ICAN serves more than 280,000 students and parents annually. Students are encouraged to check with their high school counseling offices for the dates, times and locations of ICAN presentations in their area or visit www.ICANsucceed.org/calendar. Students can also contact ICAN toll-free at 877.272.4692, emailing ICAN@ICANsucceed.org or visiting www.icansucceed.org.

As part of National Ag Day on March 19, Landi McFarland and Andrew Livingston of rural Ellston and Tingley, respectively, went to the Iowa capitol to speak with their legislators about issues important to agriculture. Shown are McFarland (seated) with Representative Jack Drake, Livingston and Representative Cecil Dolecheck.

McFarland, Livingston visit capitol

Soy checkoff compiles environmental regs
A new state-by-state audit funded by the United Soybean Board (USB) aims to support poultry and livestock farmers by helping them keep track of environmental rules and regulations. The 2012 Environmental Regulatory Audit of Animal Agriculture helps poultry and livestock farmers by providing information about water-quality regulations, air-quality regulations, discharge restrictions and general permitting information plus facts about state and federal environmental assistance programs. USB commissioned the audit to help fellow farmers involved in animal agriculture wade through what can be a complicated web of regulatory language and restrictions. Having this information will not only assist these farmers with their own operations, but could help them improve relations with their communities and neighbors. “This report needs to be read by soybean farmers and poultry and livestock farmers,” says Laura Foell, soybean farmer and USB director from Schaller. “It’s important for us as soybean farmers to understand what the impacts of these environmental regulations are for the U.S. poultry and livestock sectors, who are our number one consumers of soy meal.” The report covers a number of topics, including federal regulations governing concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). At the state level, it addresses water-quality regulations, air-quality requirements, discharge restrictions and general permitting information. The audit features quick reference tables that summarize regulations and assistance programs at the end of each state report. For more information on the United Soybean Board, visit www. unitedsoybean.org

Sheep producers reject assessment increase
The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship today certified the results from the Iowa sheep assessment referendum that was held February 25 to March 15 of all eligible Iowa sheep producers. The assessment will stay at 10 cents per head after a simple majority of producers that voted did not support raising the assessment to 25 cents per head. The second question on the referendum which would have allowed the Iowa Sheep and Wool Promotion Board, beginning in 2016, to change the assessment rate by five cents every three years, was also defeated. Any producer who is actively engaged within this state in the business of producing or marketing

sheep or wool and who receives income from the production of sheep or wool was eligible to participate in the referendum. In addition to the current assessment of 10 cents per head on each sheep sold by a producer, there is also an assessment of two cents per pound of wool sold by a producer which was not impacted by the referendum. The Iowa Sheep and Wool promotion board is governed by Iowa Code Chapter 182, which was initially passed in 1985 and was updated last year to allow for the referendum to increase the assessment rate. In accordance with Iowa Code, all costs incurred to hold the referendum will be paid by the Iowa Sheet Industry Association.

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2012-13 Mount Ayr Raiders
FT% Pts 64.3 95 62.8 375 53.8 62 62.6 409 48.1 205 80.0 93 33.3 18 0.0 0 45.5 28 0.0 0 0.0 6 75.0 21 50.0 1 54.5 38 58.5 1351 Pts/G 4.0 15.6 2.6 17.8 8.9 3.9 0.9 0.0 5.6 0.0 0.5 1.4 0.1 2.4 56.3

OReb 6 33 11 39 72 9 1 0 7 2 2 5 1 19 207

DReb 36 107 27 139 81 7 6 2 7 2 1 5 6 22 448

Tot Reb Reb/G 42 1.8 140 5.8 38 1.6 178 7.7 153 6.7 16 0.7 7 0.4 2 0.2 14 2.8 4 0.7 3 0.3 10 0.7 7 0.6 41 2.6 655 27.3

Assists Steals Blocks 74 44 2 86 44 23 19 13 4 85 45 33 15 13 3 18 16 3 7 4 0 0 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 4 0 4 4 0 2 2 1 311 196 71

TO 28 42 20 42 19 8 7 0 2 0 0 0 2 8 178

Additions to spring sports rosters

Some spring sports participants were left out of stories previewing spring sports last week. Holly Karr is a member of the Raiderette golf team, joining Caitlin Giles. Two more boys have reported to the Raider golf team. They are Ethan Pollock and Nathan Roberts. Eighth grade boys left off last week’s the middle school track roster include Heath Andresen, Cal Daughton, Gavin Dine, Jacob Garrett, Logan Kelley, Triston Ackley, Mike James, Brent Bounds, Noah Smith and Jacob Vanbuskirk.

Season stats released for Raider basketball
Season stats have been compiled for the 2012-2013 Raider basketball season. The Raiders posted a season record of 16-8 and reached the district finals in post-season play. Senior Braydee Poore broke the 1,000 point mark for his career and ended with 1,057 points, good for second on the all-time career scoring list behind Drew Larsen’s 1,111. Poore was named to the Class 1A all-state third team by the Iowa Newspaper Association, and he and fellow senior Jake Still were unanimous first-team all Pride of Iowa conference selections. Poore and Still were also named to the KAAN Radio 2013 All-Star team. The Raiders were led by a talented group of seniors. This senior class accounted for 85 percent of total points, 84 percent of total rebounds, 90 percent of total assists, 81 percent of total steals and 92 percent of all blocked shots. Still led the Raiders in several categories: scoring (409 points), free throws (62), scoring average (17.8 points/game), defensive rebounds (139), total rebounds (178), rebounding average (7.7 rebounds / game) and blocked shots (33). Poore was second in scoring (375), free throws (54), scoring average (15.6 points/game) and defensive rebounds (107). Still and Poore paced the Raiders with 85 and 84 assists respectively. Another senior, Johnathan Triggs, led the team in offensive rebounds (72) and was second in total rebounds (153) and rebound average (6.7 rebounds/game) and third in scoring (205) and scoring average (8.9 points/game). Still, Poore and fellow senior Dylan Doman led the team in steals. Still recorded 45 while Poore and Doman had 44 each. One underclassman, junior Jack Jones, saw action in all 24 games. Jones finished the season fifth in scoring (93). Other Raiders seeing action in all 24 games included Doman, Poore and senior Austin Quick. Still and Triggs played in 23 games. Junior Casey Paxson played in 20.

Heading into next season, several Raiders will need to step up to fill the void left by the graduated seniors. However, Jones and Paxson saw action in the majority of games, and junior Jake Sobotka is expected to see more quality playing time next year after being hampered by a left-over football injury this season. In addition, freshman Jed McCreary finished with 38 points and 41 rebounds in his 16 game appearances. Other underclassmen saw quality playing time, including sophomore Lincoln Martin (15 games), juniors Weston Schnoor (11) and Hagan Willis (11) and sophomore Riley Weehler (11). Junior Zach Vanderflught played in six games.

Graceland to add bowling, wrestling, drum line as collegiate activities this fall
Graceland University in Lamoni has announced the addition of three student activities. Collegiate bowling, wrestling and drum line will be available to student participants in fall 2013. Bowling According to a press release, the new program aims to revitalize college bowling, focusing on the recreational side of this sport and cultivating greater awareness of bowling on Graceland campus. “A truly appealing aspect of college bowling is that it brings all levels of student-athletes to work, play and compete together,” said GU athletic director Jeff Falkner. “Besides, college bowling is a rewarding experience that teaches essential skills the student can use the rest of his or her life.” Graceland University will offer a bowling scholarship. Nearly 100 colleges and universities across the country offer bowling scholarships. Collegiate bowling has grown in popularity and prestige under College Bowling USA and more recently with the formation of the USBC Collegiate program, bowling’s national intercollegiate governing body. Wrestling According to Falkner, wrestling at Graceland has a strong tradition and impressive history of past success. Retired Graceland coach Jerry Hampton recorded 238 wins and only 87 losses in 22 seasons (from 1960 to 1982) and never lost a conference championship. “We are proud to offer another option to accommodate the growing demand among student-athletes to compete in this popular sport,” said Kirk Bjorland, vice president for enrollment management. “It only makes sense that the university is bringing back the wrestling program, and we are proud that GU has made the decision to do it during the coming fall 2013 semester.” Wrestling has grown tremendously not only in the state of Iowa but across the country over the past few years, and GU is happy to bring the program back. The state of Iowa has long been considered an amateur wrestling hotbed, birthplace to some all-time mat greats and four college wrestling programs that have won NCAA Division I team titles. The program is expected to attend many of the nation’s top events as it grows. Graceland University is now conducting a nationwide search for a wrestling coach. Drum line According to the press release, drum line is an art that perfectly combines the love of music with the rhythmic sound of fans’ entertainment. For incoming freshmen

Wrestling award winners recognized
Team awards were presented at the Mount Ayr wrestling team banquet held recently. Shown above (L-R) are Wyatt Jackson, Most Improved; Trevor Anderson, Most Improved and Rookie of the Year; Eric Freed, Most Valuable; Joe Ricker, Fastest Fall (eight seconds) and Shane Swank, Spark Plug. Freed was also recognized for having the most takedowns (72), most falls (26), most escapes (26) and most near-fall points (101). Swank had the most reversals (22). Captains were also named for next season: Jacob Beamgard, Erik Freed and Dawson Knapp.

Iowa taxpayers increase donations to wildlife in 2012
More than 8,000 Iowa taxpayers helped wildlife conservation last year by making a donation to the Fish and Wildlife Fund on their tax form, marking the second year in a row donations had increased. Stephanie Shepherd, diversity wildlife coordinator for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR), hopes that continues in 2013. “The number of Iowans donating to the fund is growing after a 10-year downward trend,” said Shepherd. “Those donations go directly to research and habitat development for some of Iowa’s most vulnerable animal species, so the funds are very important for natural resources.” Shepherd said Iowans donated $132,000 last spring when completing their 2011 tax forms. The Fish and Wildlife Fund, known popularly as the “Chickadee Check-off,” is a mechanism the Iowa Legislature created in the 1980s for Iowa citizens to donate to wildlife conservation on the Iowa state tax form. At its height, Iowans donated more than $200,000 annually to the fund. One of the main reasons for the decline was the increase in electronic tax filing, she said. “It is easy to pass over or forget, and many tax preparers may not remember to ask whether a client wants to donate,” said Shepherd. “It may be up to the taxpayer to remind their preparer, or check out the completeness of the electronic

to Graceland, it means immediately having a big group of friends who share a common passion. Students from different schools and different skills are expected to become part of the university drum line. Scholarships are available. “An important goal we have is to perfect a performance, achieve a high level of excellence and quality and give the students a strong sense of accomplishment,” stated Frank Perez, director of bands at Graceland. “The sound of click-clacks on a drum is all it takes to make students and fans pay attention to the field. Drum line’s slick choreography, skills, style and charisma will bring many interested students and their peers to our campus in Lamoni,” added Bjorland. For more information about any of the new fall offerings or about existing programs at Graceland, contact Bjorland at 641-784-5110 or email to kirk.bjorland@graceland.edu.

Two events planned during annual Prairie Chicken Day
The 10th annual Prairie Chicken Day will be held Saturday, April 6 at 6 a.m. Outdoor enthusiasts are encouraged to meet at the Kellerton Bird Conservation Area to enjoy the greater prairie chickens as they boom and dance. Viewing will begin at first light (approximately 6 a.m.), which is the best time to see the birds. The viewing area is located two miles west of Kellerton on Highway 2 and about one-and-a-half miles south on 300th Avenue. Iowa DNR Wildlife Diversity Program and AmeriCorps personnel will be on hand to answer questions. Attendees are encouraged to dress appropriately for the weather conditions. The viewing area is open grassland with little protection from the elements. The prairie chickens will be about 200 yards from the viewing stand, so attendees should bring their own binoculars or spotting scopes. One commercial scope will be available along with the possibility of a few extras for those who do not have the equipment. Coffee, juice and donuts will be available at the viewing stand for all who attend. For more information, contact Josh Rusk at 515-238-7194. GPS Easter Egg hunt In conjunction with the Prairie Chicken Day event, Ringgold County Conservation (RCC) is holding a free GPS Egg Hunt Saturday, April 6 from 9-10 a.m. The hunt will take place at the Kellerton Bird Conservation viewing area. Participants will use Global Positioning System (GPS) units for a modern take on the traditional egg hunt. They will learn how to use a handheld GPS unit for hunting, hiking geocaching and much more. RCC director Kate Zimmerman will give an introductory lesson on the GPS units prior to participants going on the geocache egg hunt. Space is limited to 15 participants per session. Preregistration by April 4 is encouraged. Sameday registration will not be allowed. All participants under age 12 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information or to register, contact RCC at 641-4642787. In Mount Ayr every Wednesday? You can save money by picking up your paper at the Mount Ayr Record-News with a counter sub.

program they are using.” Donating on the tax form is easy: simply write the amount to donate next to the Fish and Wildlife Check-Off (line 58a on Form 1040) and the sum is either automatically deducted from the refund or added to the amount owed. As with all charitable contributions, the amount is deductible from next year’s taxes. “Our goal in 2013 is for more people to find the check off on their electronic tax form, and to increase donations by 10 percent,” said Shepherd. All proceeds from the check-off support the Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Diversity Program, responsible for protecting more than 1,000 fish and wildlife species in the state. Money from the check-off helps improve wildlife habit, fund research studies, support the reintroduction of threatened or endangered species, and much more.

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Spring turkey hunting outlook promising
By Joe Wilkinson Iowa Department of Natural Resources Spring turkey hunters in Iowa should notice more birds. Dry conditions in 2012 meant a better hatch and first year of growth for poults. As about 45,000 hunters head to the woods through April and May, that can’t hurt their chances of taking a gobbler. “Across the state, we had about a 25-percent increase. North central and northeast Iowa had great increases in reproduction,” notes DNR forest research biologist Todd Gosselink. East central and southwest Iowa showed healthy increases, too…though with fewer overall sightings. Poults with hens, sighted by DNR field staff and other cooperators during the late summer, together with fall bowhunter observations, and eventual harvest of year old ‘jakes’ the next spring help formulate Iowa’s hatch and brood success index. Iowa’s turkey season opens with the April 6-14 youth season. The regular seasons fall in line after that; April 15-18, April 19-23, April 24-30 and May 1-19 for combination shotgun/bow tag holders. A resident archery only tag is good throughout the four regular seasons. Spring turkey hunting coincides with pre-breeding and then breeding activity of the big gamebirds. With snow on the ground throughout much of Iowa this week, Gosselink is getting inquiries about the effect of a ‘late spring.’ Checking weather patterns for past years, though, he calls 2013-so far--a normal spring. “They’ll strut this time of year. What we hope for is that when seasons begin, with an increase in temperatures, it will really get the turkey activity going, full steam.” The expansion again this year of the youth season might seem like an early start. However, the April 15 opening day of the first regular season is on track with season openers in past years. That nine-day youth season provides extra one-on-one mentoring with hunters under 16. In earlier years, bad weather over the shorter four-day season could erase a young hunter’s chances to head to the woods…especially if he or she could only go out on the weekend. Youth hunter numbers set a record in 2012, with 3,450 licenses sold. And with the longer season, harvest success was up a whopping 81 percent. Across all spring seasons in 2012, hunters holding 45,159 licenses in Iowa harvested 10,457 bearded turkeys. An Iowa resident may obtain up to two spring turkey tags, so long as one is for use in Season 4. Ahead of your first forays into the turkey woods during the season, turkey experts urge you to do some subtle scouting. “Go out in the evening. Often, turkeys will gobble before they fly up to roost,” suggests Gosselink… keeping a comfortable distance, with little vegetative cover. With snow cover, though, turkeys may still be clustered as they feed during the day. What calls to use? “I will have a couple of mouth calls, a box call and an owl hooter,” suggests wildlife technician Jim Coffey. “Be confident with what you use; practice to build that confidence…even if you don’t use it each time out.” And while the crack of dawn gobble is exciting, it is not the only time to pursue Iowa’s biggest game bird. “There’s nothing wrong with heading out at 10 or 11 a.m. That turkey lives where you hunt. He will still be there!” reminds Coffey….again noting that early season vegetation might have you sitting still, to minimize movement and being detected by the eagleeyed game bird.

Sites for Learning basketball, cheerleading provide fun, exercise
(Above and right) The months of February and March have been action packed at Mount Ayr Sites for Learning (SFL) with 65 first and second grade students participating in basketball after school. SFL works with volunteers to lead the basketball program with the focus being on introducing basic fundamentals while having lots of fun. SFL director Marci Bjustrom gives special thanks to all the great parent volunteers who volunteered each week. (Below) The Diagonal Sites for Learning (SFL) cheerleaders take their cheerleading and dance routine on the road to the Tingley Meal Site. The girls performed a dance routine that they learned and did several of their favorite cheers for patrons at the site. The girls then enjoyed visiting with the community while enjoying a delicious lunch at the meal site. A special thank you to April Shields for choreographing the dance routine and to Josie Mobley for coaching them throughout the year.

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Area lakes, ponds starting to open up
Lakes and ponds in southwest Iowa are starting to open up. Now is a good opportunity to catch ice out channel catfish with shad sides or cut bait. Early season crappie fishing has already started in the canals at Lake Manawa. Most of the small lakes are completely ice free. The larger lakes have areas of both open water and ice cover. Some boat access is possible. Water levels are usually 20 to 30 inches low. Access is easy at most ramps. Fogle Lake S.W.A. (Ringgold): The water level lowered last fall to allow boat ramp repairs. Currently the water is six feet low but the ramp extension allows easy access. Three Mile Lake (Union): Large patches of open water occur over the lower half of the lake. The remainder is thin and will likely melt during the next warming trend.

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Twelve Mile Creek Lake (Union): The lower third of the lake is open. Thin ice remains over the rest. Green Valley Lake (Union): Approximately half of the lake is open. The water level is currently three feet low. The main ramp is easy to use. Summitt Lake (Union): The

replacement spillway was completed last July. Very little runoff has reached the lake. Currently the lake is at least six feet low and no ramps are usable. Little River Watershed Lake (Decatur): The shoreline stabilization and fish habitat work has been completed. The water level is currently eight feet low and will be allowed to rise as runoff permits. None of the ramps are usable. Most of the fish habitat is partially exposed. Sands Timber Lake (Blockton Reservoir - Taylor): The lake was drained to allow completion of water quality improvements.

Iowans will be registering about 235,000 boats between now and April 30, using a new system that has a new look and includes registration information, title and decals on one document. Boat owners should bring their current registration when they renew as the new system requires additional information, much of which is on the current registration including make, model, model year, hull identification number, boat length, width and more. Boat registrations are handled by Iowa’s county recorders in the county where the individual resides. Nonresidents who register their boat in Iowa will go to the county where the boat is primarily used. Owners who purchased a boat from a private seller and are registering it in their name should bring the signed registration and to make sure the title is signed over to them, if applicable. Boat registrations are good for three years.

Bluegrass League Week March 19, 2013 Team Standings Hutton Construction 36-12 Sassy Strikers 29-19 Ragamuffins 25-23 Giggling Girlies 21-27 Rolling Stones 19-29 Lucky Ladies 14-34 High games (150 and over): Ronda Smith 182; Katie Still 181, 174; Deb Ayres 179; Roberta Owens 168, 159; Brenda Woody 155, 167; Linda Phipps 165; Merna King 154, 160; Renda Smith 155; Denise Golliday 152. High series (450 and over): Katie Still 498, Merna King 462, Brenda Woody 461, Roberta Owens 457, Deb Ayres 454. Thursday Men’s League Week of March 21, 2013 Team Standings IWIWALB 30-18 DAE 28-20 Hy-Vee 27.5-20.5 Lucky Lanes 21-27 Lefty’s 19-29 Suds & Gutters 18.5-29.5 High games (200 and over): Jeremy Shelley 256; Mike Hall 242; Russ Stewart 241; Travis Hartman 232; Eric Dolecheck 231; Eric Ehlen 213, 228; Chad Bals 203, 228; Jodie Maben 223, 223; Bill Calhoon 223; Rick Hower 218; Ron Sickels 217; Richard Swank 213; Wiley Main 207, 212; Kirk Golliday 208; Scott Myer 205; Rick Fox 204. High series (600 and over): Jodie Maben 635, Eric Ehlen 622, Chad Bals 621.

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Rose James • 464-2630
March 25 - Prayers and condolences go out to the families of Geri McDaniels and Jake Hunt. They will be missed by all. Vickie Jeanes had a fun weekend in the Ozarks with her two daughters, Lizzie Hanawalt and Abby Hawk. They returned home Monday of this week. Gene Motsinger was at the funeral visitation for Jake Hunt Sunday. That evening Billi Adli and Molly brought goodies for Gene to enjoy. Monday evening of this week Gene visited with Darrell Holden and his son, Brad. Tuesday Walt and Beverly McGinnis took blood to the Omaha blood bank. They stayed overnight with Kim Foster and family. They also attended the band concert of which their granddaughter, Jasmine Taylor, was a member. Ronnie and JoKaye Shields returned home after spending the winter in Mesa, AZ. Their family has kept them very busy the past week. Tuesday night Joe and Amanda Waske and Riley were there for supper. Wednesday Brennon and Bailey Shields and Aubrey and Brynlea had lunch with them. Thursday Ronnie and JoKaye drove to Murray and picked up Ally and Hannah Waske. That evening the family and Josh Waske and Ella were in Allendale, MO where they met Cricket Waske and all enjoyed supper together at the OldTowne Cafe. The three girls stayed overnight with Cricket and were back to the Shields home Friday. Ally and Hannah stayed that night with their great-grandparents, Ronnie and JoKaye. The two girls returned to their home in Murray the next day. That night, Saturday, Ronnie and JoKaye met R.C. and Sheryol Rush at The Office in Mount Ayr and enjoyed supper together. Sunday dinner guests with the Shieldses were Brett Shields, Melissa Shennum, Amanda Larsen and Josh Waske. Monday night of this week Rod and Stacy Shields and JoKaye Shields attended the elementary music program at the Mount Ayr school. Hayden and Jackson Ruggles, Madison Shields and Harper Whittington were in the program. The children were all great-grandchildren of JoKaye. Susie Canatanzareti was in Mission, TX Friday, March 15, with her mother, Rose James. They started for Iowa Sunday with a stopover in San Antonio and stayed two nights with Lewis (Nip) and Tey James. The next day they visited the Texas White House, which was the home of President Johnson near Johnson City. Susie and Rose arrived home in Iowa Wednesday evening. March 25 - The Kellerton post office has new hours of service. Full service hours are MondayFriday from 12 to 4 p.m. with Saturday hours from 12 to 1:45 p.m. The post office box/lobby section will be open 24 hours seven days a week. Any vandalism to the post office and or the postal boxes will be a federal offense, as well as a community offense. Let us all work together to keep our local office open and functioning. Evalee White spent Saturday with John and Dee Euritt. They had a ham dinner and also many games of Skip-Bo. Skip-Bo is becoming more and more common at the Mount Ayr Health Care Center where Evalee resides. Evalee is enjoying the games and the new friends she is making. She loves bingo and the other card games. Howard and Rose Peterson of Beaconsfield were Tuesday afternoon callers of Judy Doolittle. Kay Doolittle was an evening visitor of Judy Wednesday. Kay Doolittle, Cathy Reed and Judy Doolittle met Penni Hewlett of Iowa City in Osceola Friday night for supper and enjoyed the Loretta Lynn concert. Rod and Deb Holmes, Teena Hash and Amber Richards joined them for the concert. Penni Hewlett was an overnight guest of Judy Doolittle Friday. Penni Hewlett and Judy Doolittle visited with Loreen Reed in Mount Ayr Health Care Saturday morning. Dick and Camille Jackson returned home Monday after a trip to Mesa, AZ to visit Camille’s mother, Florence Lawhead, who is recovering from a broken pelvis. On the way back to Iowa, they spent the weekend in Windsor, CO with Dave, Racinda, Cyan and Liam Godbold. They attended a Saint Patrick’s Day parade in Fort Collins and celebrated Cyan’s seventh birthday which they missed two weeks before because of snowstorms. Nicholas and Eleanor Jackson of Des Moines spent Friday with Dick and Camille Jackson. They, along with Esther Jackson of Mount Ayr, attended an early Easter dinner Saturday held at the home of June and Bob Boles of Osceola. Other family members attending were Randy and Theresa Jackson of Des Moines, Joy Stout of Newton and Gabe, Jenny, Abi, Bekha, Rachel, Sam, Eli and Jon Swersie of Newton. Katie Still visited Tuesday with Jan Holmes and Kathryn Still and worked on the sisters’ computer. The sisters went to Mount Ayr on business during the afternoon. The sisters were Creston shoppers Wednesday. Thursday Jan, Kathryn, Katie, Cassie and Jesse Still were Des Moines shoppers. They enjoyed lunch at the Village Inn. Jan had several birthday wishes from friends and family Saturday. The sisters stayed in all weekend, out of the weather. Monday Travis Holmes came and scooped his aunts’ deck and sidewalks. Katie Still stopped in for a short visit Monday evening.

Shurmaine McAlpine, Brenda Stephens and Suzanne Brown. Elaine Fargo played the piano for songs. Her mother, Ethel Helgeson, is a resident at Clearview. Thursday morning Amy got the residents out to play 20 questions and finish the phrase. Coletta Bradley enjoyed some of her family eating with her for her birthday Thursday. They brought flowers and cookies for her to enjoy. The staff had an in-service Thursday afternoon. Arnold Leonard furnished pizza for everyone and then snacks were brought by the staff as it was Rocky Huffman’s last day of work. He is going to Kentucky where he will go to school to finish his degree. Everyone will all miss Rocky but wish him well in his new adventure. Patty also brought a cake for everyone to enjoy. Heather Etheridge and residents did exercise Friday morning. The kids came to read to residents Friday afternoon and as they were leaving, the Lenox high school choir, under the direction of Sherri Boschee, came to sing. They did a wonderful job. Hopefully they will return and give another performance. Coletta Bradley enjoyed her family gathering Saturday afternoon to help her celebrate her birthday. They brought cake and ice cream and did lots of visiting and picture taking. Visitors have been Joyce and Natalie Woosley, Loretta Hatten, Janet Conner, Marilyn Martin, Bernita and Ed Bradley, Jolene and Rachel Griffith and Norbert Bradley with Coletta Bradley; Doreen Garrett, Rick Garrett and Marvin Garrett with Harriet Garrett; Kerry Saville and Kathy Valenzuela with Clara Kilgore; Jack and Dixie Taylor and Sharla McCarron with Lorabel Taylor; Trudy Weaver with Evelyn Stevenson; Benjamin Nordstrom, Norma Wickenhauser and Wilma Majors with Ona Knott, and Dorothea Larsen, Mickey Routh and Normie Beggs with several.

Public Notices

Beaconsfield

Phyllis Manning
March 25 - Rev. Raymond and Dola Doser of Lovilia visited Beaconsfield United Methodist Church Sunday, March 24, and Rev. Doser was guest speaker. Rev. Doser is the brother of Esther McAlexander. Mary Ann Smith attended the funeral of her aunt in Grant City, MO last Saturday. Eugene McAlexander reported that Beaconsfield received four inches of snow Saturday night and Sunday, which melted down to .35 of moisture. He also informed everyone that the Beaconsfield area has received 40 inches of snow this winter. Eugene has a weather station which gathers weather information for the National Weather Service of Johnston. The Beaconsfield United Methodist Church has a new Harmer chair lift, purchased with memorial monies. It replaces the old chair lift that was not reparable. The chair lift will carry a person from the lower entryway to the basement of the church. So if you are thinking of attending a “doing” at Beaconsfield, be assured that you can go to and from the basement without any trouble. Be advised that next Sunday, March 31, there will not be a church service at Beaconsfield United Methodist Church. The four-point charge-wide Easter service will be held at Kellerton United Methodist Church. The four-point charge includes Tingley, Ellston, Beaconsfield and Kellerton United Methodist Churches.

Wishard Chapel

Carol McCreary • 464-3178
March 25 - Holy Week is being celebrated at Wishard Chapel with some special events planned. Wednesday night Bible study is as usual at 7 p.m. Thursday, Maundy Thursday will be observed with communion, prayer and a short message beginning at 7 p.m. Easter Sunday morning will begin with a breakfast beginning at 9:30 a.m. Regular service time will be worship at 10:30 a.m. More seating will be available so bring the family and worship with Wishard Chapel Community Church. Special music will be provided by First Things First. The annual fish fry was a big success last Friday night. Over 200 guests attended and enjoyed the wonderful dinner. Sad news this week of the passing of a beloved former pastor at Wishard Chapel. Rev Robert Shreve was involved in a head-on collision due to black ice. After two surgeries for head injuries, he passed on Sunday, March 24. He was pastor for the Wishard, Tingley and Ellston charge of the United Methodist Church in the early ‘70s and lived in Tingley. Bob’s wife, Margurite, and daughter, Barbara, were also injured in the accident and are recovering.
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March 25 - Those at Clearview are very happy to announce that the state surveyors were there last week, and they got a deficiencyfree survey. Staff, residents and families are to be commended for the love and good care residents receive at Clearview. Exercise and some trivia started off the week Monday morning. Bible study with Scott Marcum was Monday afternoon and all enjoyed coffee and cookies after the lesson. Everyone then came to the living room to listen to the music of Jim Boltinghouse, Wes Freemyer, Rodger Blanchard and Ardna Walsh. Hopefully they will come again. Residents played Who Am I? Tuesday morning. Amy gave them clues about famous people in history and they guessed who they were. Bingo was played Tuesday afternoon with winners being Clara Kilgore, Lila Barker, Ona Knott, Dorothy Wetzel and Evelyn Lund. Wednesday morning were exercise and some spring trivia as it was the first day of spring. Amy also read from “My Cup Runneth Over.” Terry Roberts was the minister for church Wednesday afternoon. Kathy Rinehart came also and they sang a couple of songs. The UMW ladies were guests for church and refreshments afterwards. They came to the dining room for different kinds of cheesecakes and coffee. Those there were Normie Beggs, Mickey Routh, Dorothy Parrish, Dorothea Larsen, Keeta Baker, RoEmma Tull, Vaunceil Brott, Paula Larsen,

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state. Assessor Morgan said the organization can appeal prior to April 1 through the assessor’s office. Sharp mentioned the American Legion purchases everything locally; all money raised is put back into community. County engineer Zach Gunsolley met with the board to provide updates for secondary roads. He mentioned the last day for Curt Jackson will be March 29. Gunsolley asked the board if they would like him to set up a question-and-answer session with Scott Stephens with RUAN regarding bonding. The board is not interested at this time. The DOT program and budget will be approved next week. Gunsolley reviewed the DOT program and projects proposed for the county five-year plan. Gunsolley asked if the board would approve moving the J45 paving project up to FY15 from FY17 in order to avoid rising costs. The county would borrow ahead on the farm-to-market account to complete this project. Decatur county is okay to move the project up two years. Both Inloes and Dredge are in favor of moving the project. Pennington is worried about borrowing ahead so far. Gunsolley noted that 27 counties throughout Iowa have now bonded for road repairs. Gunsolley and the board also reviewed quotes from Denco for road repair (crack fill) for J20, P46, J55, P27 and P33; quotes will be approved at the March 25 meeting. Sheriff Mike Sobotka met with the board to discuss mowing at the jail. Greg Cannon has been doing this in the past. Cannon will mow for the same price as in the past; therefore, an ad will not need to be submitted requesting bids. A lot of the public questioned why Spencer was not mowing it on behalf of the county as a county employee. Sobotka is asking guidance from the board. The board will talk to Spencer to see if he has time to mow at the jail. RESOLUTION RC13–67 WHEREAS, the Ringgold County Board of Supervisors hereby approves to appoint Debra Clark for a three-year term on the Southern Iowa Rural Housing Authority Board. 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 18, 2013. RESOLUTION RC13–68 WHEREAS, the Ringgold County Board of Supervisors hereby states the following Fence Value for formal Right of Way purchases by secondary roads department: The fence value: Corner of brace post = $30.00 Brace = $26.00 Labor to set two corners and brace = $35.00 Fence line = 5 barb $15.00/rod Fence line = 32” woven $18.27/ rod Fence value will be based on existing fence, and 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 18, 2013. RESOLUTION RC13–69 WHEREAS, the Ringgold County Board of Supervisors hereby approves to establish a new Real Estate Acquisition Policy for the year 2013. For any formal ROW easement purchases made during Calendar Year 2013: The Median Ag Land Sales Price in Ringgold county for 2013 is $70/ per CSR point. The Median Ag Land Assessed Value in Ringgold County for 2013 is $13.35/per CSR point. $70 $13.35 = 5.243 factor The purchase price for Ag Land Easements will be 5.243 times the assessed value. Assess value is 2011 assessed as 2013 assessed is not available. 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 18, 2013. RESOLUTION RC13–70 WHEREAS, the Ringgold County Board of Supervisors hereby approves the claims that will be issued on Wednesday, March 20, 2013. 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 18, 2013. A Tech Inc., courthouse quarterly fire panel monitoring, $89.85. Alliant Energy, conservation/Diagonal utilities, $470.15. Bankers Leasing Company, public health copier lease/overage charge, $199.50. Bentley, Alan, township trustee meetings, $20.00. Bickel, Brian, township trustee meetings, $20.00. Bickel, Marla, township trustee meetings, $20.00. Big & Small Inc., salt trucking, $2,729.75. Bob Barker Co., jail supplies, $128.18. Cannon, Debra, treasurer/auditor ISAC, $424.24 Cargill Salt Division, salt, $1,826.06. Chat Mobility, CA cell phone, $77.36. City of Mount Ayr, RCSS water, $86.00. Clearview Homes, jail meals, $4,316.00. Clifton, Larson, Allen LLP, county audit services, $50.00. CNH Capital/Vetter, parts, $66.71. Community Grocers Inc., public health PAT LYF meeting expense, $58.82. Dittmer, Sarah, attorney transcripts misc. and trial, $92.50. Dollar General - Charged Sales, RCSS custodial, $44.10. Dredge, Royce, supervisor mileage/ISAC spring school, $197.19. England, Melinda, township trustee meetings/assessor mileage, $123.23. Farm Plan/NAPA, parts/battery supplies/filters, $106.63. Glendenning Motor Co., parts, $12.60. Great Western Bank, jail phone cards, $604.23. Green Valley Pest Control, public health extermination SVCS, $44.00. Gunsolley, Zach, parking fees, $4.25. Hallett Materials, sand and trucking, $3,575.12. Henderson Truck Equipment, parts, $563.95. Holmes, Colby, township trustee meetings, $20.00. Hy-Vee Accounts Receivable, RCSS groceries/Chef Charles expense, $257.72. IA Immunization Coalition, public health 2013 coalition dues, $100.00. IA Public Health Association, public health registration fees for gov. conference, $200.00. Inland Truck Parts Co., parts, $124.06. Inloes, David, supervisor ISAC spring school, $131.70. Iowa DOT, sign post, $1,178.94 Iowa Prison Industries, conservation shelter signage, $250.80. ISACA Treasurer, auditor ISACA membership dues, $225.00. Ivans Inc., public health Medicare connect fee, $49.99. Jacobson Supply LLC, snow blades, $1,272.00. Jeff French Snow Removal, snow removal, $870.00. Karr, Danny, public health well plugging/chore service, $428.00. Koch Brothers, courthouse copier maintenance agreement, $324.00. Lawson Products Inc., parts, $712.59. Legislative Services Agency, sheriff code of Iowa books, $250.00. Lumbard, Spencer, township trustee meetings, $20.00. Matthew Hudson Construction, RCSS construction, $1,600.00. McDonnell Appliance, jail sup-

plies, $44.86. Meyer Laboratory Inc., jail supplies/courthouse custodial supplies/ conservation custodial, $503.50. Mobley, Glee, township trustee meetings, $20.00. Mobley, Ronald, township trustee meetings, $20.00. Morgan, Neil E., assessor mileage/meals, $220.66. Mortensen Zimmerman, Kathryn, conservation postage, $22.50. Mosaic, mental health Feb. 2013, $285.21. Mount Ayr Farm & Home Inc., miscellaneous shop supplies, $44.46. Mount Ayr Record-News, E-911 budget publication/public health well plugging advertisement, $136.01. MTE Office Center, auditor/treasurer office supplies, $207.99. NAPA Auto Parts, sheriff vehicle parts, $17.58. O’Halloran International, parts, $89.88. O’Kelly, Charles, township trustee meetings, $20.00. Office Machines Co., RCSS/conservation office supplies, $745.89. Pioneer Products Inc., miscellaneous office supplies, $1,293.82. Pitney Bowes Global Financial, courthouse postage, $52.67. Quill Corporation, public health bioterrorism supplies, $850.74. Radar Road Tec, sheriff radar certification, $245.00. Reasoner’s Garage Inc., grease, $254.40. Red Oak Welding Supply, welding supplies, $236.16. Reliance Telephone Inc., jail phone cards, $500.00. Ringgold County Group Home, mental health Feb. 2013, $11,074.00. Rockmount Research & Alloys Inc., welding supplies, $372.59. Rusk, Al, medical examiner fees, $200.00. Schaeffer Mfg. Co., oil, $3,944.56. Schildberg Construction, rock, $25,102.81. Secretary of State, notary application, $30.00. Shirley & Dave’s Computers, VA printer, $101.00. Shopko, RCSS/conservation office supplies, $120.50. Smith Oil Co., RCSS/conservation fuel, $189.34. Smith, Gary, VA transportation/ contracted hours/general relief contracted hours, $641.88. Southern Iowa Resources, mental health Feb. 2013, $75.00. Southern Iowa Rural Water Association, conservation/Beaconsfield water, $85.00. Southwest Iowa Rural Electric, conservation/Tingley utilities, $207.00. Stivers Ford, parts, $1,534.42. Swank, Mary, township trustee meetings, $20.00. Tyler Technologies, Inc., auditor install and configure system, $600.00. Ultramax, sheriff ammunition, $171.00. United Truck & Body Co., parts, $770.54. Upper Limits Teen Center, public health April rent, $450.00. Wallace, Wendell R., township trustee meetings, $20.00. Waske, Amanda, auditor ISAC spring school, $63.47. Windstream, supervisor/sheriff/ public health/VA/assessor/auditor/ EMA/DHS/CA phone service/Internet, $1,757.59. Windstream Communications Inc., public health phone maintenance contract, $45.81. Zep Manufacturing Co., miscellaneous shop supplies, $393.24 Ziegler, parts/core returns, $6,462,79. Report Total = $84,209.09 FUND TOTALS RECAP General Basic ................. $13,985.96 General Supplemental ........... 445.00 MH-DD Services ..............11,434.21 Secondary Road ............... 53,885.93 Case Management .............. 2,470.57 Jail Sales Tax Account .......... 868.04 Emergency Management......... 71.28 Ringgold County K-9 Unit.... 140.00 E-911 Surcharge ...................... 38.36 Sheriff’s Commissary .......... 500.00 Assessor ................................ 369.74 Grand Total = $84,209.09 There was no further business. A

motion was made by Kraig Pennington and seconded by Royce Dredge to adjourn the meeting at 4:30 p.m. DAVID INLOES Chairman ATTEST: AMANDA WASKE Ringgold County Auditor

Mount Ayr City Council

Proceedings

March 18, 2013 The city council met in regular session on March 18, 2013 with Mayor Solliday calling the meeting to order at 6 p.m. Roll call was taken with the following members present: Greene, Stutzman, Ricker, Cannon. Absent: Mathany. A motion was made by Cannon, seconded by Ricker, to approve the agenda. Ayes: Greene, Stutzman, Ricker, Cannon. Nays: None. Mayor Solliday asked if any corrections needed to be made in the minutes. With no corrections being made, a motion was made by Ricker, seconded by Greene, to dispense the reading of the minutes previously presented to council members and approve them as presented. Ayes: Greene, Stutzman, Ricker, Cannon. Nays: None. Vicki Sickels with Ringgold County Public Health requested city council authorization for SICOG staffer Becky Nardy to provide grant writing services which could help raise funds towards the walking trail project being developed. Sickels also urged members of the council to attend a special meeting, to be held on March 21, where interested parties will meet to brainstorm ideas and options in an effort to bring the trail project to fruition. A motion was made by Ricker, seconded by Greene, to authorize the Southern Iowa Council of Governments to work with the “Trail Committee” in writing grants for the trail project. Roll call vote: Greene – Yes, Stutzman – Yes, Ricker – Yes, Cannon - Yes. Carl Elshire brought updates in regard to the Booster Station Project progress, stating the DNR has completed their comment period, construction permit to be issued next, then steps to begin the bidding process will begin. He presented Amendment No. 2 to the professional services agreement between the city and MSA due to necessary construction related services which includes: Bidding, Construction Administration, Construction Observation, and Operational Phase Services; for an estimated $49,300. Action on the amendment will be on the next council agenda. Tim Newton of Divine Waste requested to be on the agenda, was present, passed around letters of recommendation from commercial customers, and reiterated that his business wants to take care of the city’s residential garbage removal needs. Superintendent Wise Report: West section of streetscape lights are wired but still in need of some work to get them lit; potholes are being filled with rock for a temporary repair while contact has been made with road repair companies to access the streets and make recommendations so road work can be prioritized; preparations for land application of sludge is underway once weather permits; Healthy Iowans signs received and ready to get in place; Jeff Sickels to tear down old bathhouse, reconnection of water to follow; getting cost estimates for valve replacement plans; dog kennel passed inspection and back in service; April 30 timetable mandated for Water Distribution II Certification, applications for testing have been submitted; and list of work prepared for crew while Wise is on vacation 21st – 26th. A motion was made by Cannon, seconded by Stutzman, to advertise to take bids to mow the old lake, airport and other city properties. Roll call vote: Greene – Yes, Stutzman – Yes, Ricker – Yes, Cannon - Yes.
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March 18, 2013 The Ringgold County Board of Supervisors met in regular session Monday, March 18, 2013. The meeting was called to order at 9 a.m. with the following members present: David Inloes, Royce Dredge and Kraig Pennington. A motion was made by Kraig Pennington and seconded by Royce Dredge to approve the agenda moving the Real Estate Acquisition Policy and Fence Value Right of Way Policy to 2:30 p.m. 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. Greg Sharp met with the board on behalf of the American Legion regarding a property tax matter. Sharp is wondering why the American Legion is being assessed property taxes when they are a non-profit organization per the Iowa Code. When he talked to county assessor Neil Morgan, he said he has the authority to assess property taxes based on bar sales. Sharp said all money made is non-profit. He went on to say if the organization qualifies with the IRS for non-profit, they qualify with the

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ews, nieces, cousins, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Orilla; parents-in-law, Bernard and Leta Sullivan and Duane Sickels; stepmother, Alma Lambert Hunt; sister, Viola Ruth and husband Marion Euritt; sister-in-law, Lois E. Hunt; brother, Alan Hunt and wife Evelyn; brother, Elvis Hunt; brother-in-law, John Hall; nephew, Bill Delbert Hall, and brother-inlaw, Robert Simpson. A memorial fund has been established with the Wounded Warrior Project. Services were conducted at Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr on Monday, March 25, 2013 with Reverend Chris Conklin officiating. Musicians were Debbie Larson and Nancy Sackett. Casket bearers included Keith Hunt, George Hunt, Robert Hunt, Richard Hunt, John Hall and Curtis Duffield. Honorary casket bearers were Bill Hall (deceased), Kenneth Hunt, Jason Duffield, Larry Hunt, Jim Simpson and Ed Simpson. Military rites were by American Legion Post #617 Redding, Iowa and V.F.W. #3123 Grant City, Missouri. Burial was in the Redding Cemetery in Redding. George Saville’s grandfather in Redding in 1961 and then moved back in February 1962. They remodeled the 200-year-old farmhouse and live there still. They first raised dairy cows and then later on raised beef cattle, soybeans and corn. The McDaniel home became a favorite place for visitors as there was always something cooking in Jerri’s kitchen. Jerri put in a large garden every year, canning lots of vegetables for the winter months. Many a weekend in the cold months they would chop ice from the pond and use their rich cream from the dairy cows to make homemade ice cream. Jerri was a great lover of gardening and flowers. She looked forward to that Earl May seed catalog arriving so she could order her seeds for her spring flower beds and vegetables for her garden. She loved to take walks over their land always looking for her favorite wild rose flower and edible mushrooms. In her spare time she became leader of the 4-H group and was a baseball coach for Robert. She was known for generously buying the team ice cream when they won their games. Jerri was also an accomplished painter and enjoyed doing farm pictures. She proudly displayed several of her own paintings throughout her home. In 1983 Jerri and Leo decided Iowa winters were just too cold for them so they bought a RV and started going to the Valley in Mission, Texas for the winters. Back then the North South Road was a boulevard with palm trees in the center. Arriving at the park the second year, they found it full and spent the winter in Bluebonnet. They found it a long season as they missed the trees and were tired of the wind. They saw many changes in the park. Originally they had a council that was in charge of all park business and activities and there were no telephones. One of the things Jerri appreciated most was getting rid of the awful tasting well water. In the early years the rec hall was only a small building. Later it was enlarged so as to provide a larger dance floor; which was appreciated by both of them. In 1985 there was a deep freeze resulting in the loss of the fresh oranges and grapefruit they picked in their own yard. Their trips to Mission, Texas continued for 30 years at the time of Jerri’s death. They took pride in being the second longest residents at Bentsen Palm RV Park in Mission, Texas. Jerri and Leo have traveled extensively in England, Germany, Switzerland, Scotland and Austria. In retirement Jerri enjoyed dancing, bowling and playing cards and games with their family, friends and neighbors. Many of their Texas friends found the McDaniel homestead a nice place to stop as they returned north in the spring or south in the fall. Jerri passed away on March 17, 2013 in McAllen, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Bonnie Boumont, and a nephew, Steve Boumont. Jerri is survived by her husband, Leo McDaniel of Redding, Iowa; three sons, Robert (Diane) McDaniel of Olympia, Washington, David (Brenda) McDaniel of Dousman, Wisconsin and Mark McDaniel of Redding, Iowa; seven grandchildren, Kristopher (Nina) McDaniel of Syracuse, New York, Katherine McDaniel of New York, New York, Eric (Catherine) McDaniel of Madison, Wisconsin, Scott McDaniel of Dousman, Wisconsin, Teresa McDaniel of Mukwonago, Wisconsin, Rachel (Mark) Doolittle of Kellerton, Iowa and Ryan McDaniel of Fairfax, Missouri; six great-grandchildren,

Church

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. Joseph’s Catholic Church 100 N. Polk, Mount Ayr Fr. Bashir Abdelsamad, Pastor Saturdays, mass at 5:30 p.m. St. Patrick’s Catholic Church Grand River Fr. Bashir Abdelsamad, Pastor Sunday mass, 8:00 a.m. United Church of Diagonal Pastor Ed Shields 9:30 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. Friday, March 29: 7:00 p.m., Good Friday services. First Lutheran Church Mount Ayr - LCMS Vacancy Pastor: Rev. Jonathan Watt Friday, March 29: 5:00 p.m., Good Friday service. Sunday, March 31: 11:00 a.m., Easter 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 Lord’s Way” - 7 a.m., Sunday on Ch. 17; KDSM Dish 259, 6:30 a.m. or Direct TV 364, 6:30 a.m. Sundays, 6:30 p.m., evening services. Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m., Bible study. Regular Baptist Church Mount Ayr 464-3293 (Church) Pastor Seth Denney 9:45 a.m., Sunday School. 11:00 a.m., Morning worship service. Nursery available. 6:30 p.m., Evening service. Wednesday, 6:30-8 p.m., AWANA; 7 p.m., Midweek Bible study and prayer. 7 p.m., Youth service. Hickory Grove Advent Christian Church Sherry Wiley, supply pastor 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. Children’s 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. Beaconsfield United Methodist Church Rev. Robin Thomas, Pastor Sunday, 9:00 a.m., Morning Worship. No Sunday School. 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 first Wednesday at 7 p.m. United Baptist-Presbyterian Church 2343 State Highway 169 Mount Ayr Michael Maddy, Pastor (641-464-2127) www.ubpchurch.com Sunday, March 31: Easter Sunday. 7:00 a.m., Sunise service with breakfast served afterward. 9:00 a.m., Sunday school. 10:00 a.m., Church service. Greeter, Dean Blades; Call to worship, Deb Larson: Musician, Fay Howie; Children’s sermon, Tracee Knapp. Easter message: Mike Maddy. Monday, April 1: 5:00 p.m., Stretch exercises-UBP Church. Tuesday, April 2: 7:00 a.m., Men’s breakfast at UBP Church. Wednesday, April 3: 5:00 p.m., Stretch exercise at UBP Church. 5:30 p.m., Choir practice at UBP Church. Director Judy Cunning. 6:30 p.m., Bible study at Mount Ayr Health Care. Monday-Saturday, March 25-30: 6:30 a.m., “Breakfast With The Master” at the First Christian Church. 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 Thursday, March 28: 7:00 p.m., Maundy Thursday services (Seder meal). Friday, March 29: 7:00 p.m., Good Friday service. Sunday, March 31: Easter Sunday. 9:00 a.m., Sunday school. 10:00 a.m., Church. Monday-Saturday, March 25-30: 6:30 a.m., “Breakfast With The Master.” Wednesday, April 3: 9:30 a.m., C.W.F. 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. Ellston United Methodist Church Rev. Robin Thomas, Pastor 9:00 a.m., Church services. 10:00 a.m., Sunday school and Bible study. United Methodist Women: Every second Monday at 1:30 p.m. United Methodist Men: First/third Saturdays at 7:30 a.m. Youth Group: First/third Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. Second Sunday - potluck; fourth Sunday - fellowship time. Website: ellstonumc.org Tingley United Methodist Church Rev. Robin Thomas, Pastor 9:30 a.m., Sunday school. 10:30 a.m., Worship. United Methodist Women: Every Third Wednesday. Youth Group: Second and Fourth Sundays, 5 p.m., at Ellston. The Lighthouse 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: lighthouseonline.org. Area Bible Fellowship Church 204 North Van Buren, Clearfield Pastor Ron Christian 10:00 a.m., Worship service. 11:15 a.m., Sunday school. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m., AWANA. Website: www.areabiblefellowship.org Trinity Christian Church Terry Roberts, Minister 446-8654 (Hwy. 2 West, Decatur) 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., Sunday morning worship services. 9:30 a.m., Sunday School, all ages. Wednesday: 7 p.m., Youth/Small group Bible study. Nursery available. The Community of Christ Tony and Sandy Crandell, Co-pastors Sunday, March 31: 9:30 a.m., Easter breakfast. No Sunday school. 11:00 a.m., Easter worship service. Mount Ayr Restoration Branch Sherman Phipps, Presiding Elder Alan Smith, Assistant Sunday, March 31: Welcomers: Michael Jordison family. 9:00 a.m., Breakfast. 9:45 a.m., Family Worship, Sue Beck family. 10:00 a.m., Classes. 11:00 a.m., Worship. Sherman Phipps, presiding; Peter Cornish, speaking; Cheryl Phipps, pianist; Rob Rolfe, special music. Custodians: Bob Rowlands. 6:00 p.m., Family fellowship at Steve Smith home. Monday-Saturday, March 25-30: Breakfast With the Master series at First Christian Church in Mount Ayr. Wednesday, April 3: 7:00 p.m., Prayer service at Alan Smith home. Steve Smith, presiding.

Obituaries Obituaries

Public Notices

Michael Lane, Brandon Lane, Brittany Lane, Leneah McDaniel, Noah McDaniel and Safria McDaniel; sister, Norma McCullough of Phoenix, Arizona, and a host of relatives, friends and neighbors. A memorial fund has been established to the American Legion in Mount Ayr, Iowa. Services were held at WatsonArmstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr on Saturday, March 23, 2013 with Pastor Bill Armstrong officiating. Musicians were Mary Davenport and Andy Trullinger. Casket bearers included Ryan McDaniel, Eric McDaniel, Katherine McDaniel; Teresa McDaniel, Sam Mast and Levi Mast. Burial was in the Redding Cemetery in Redding.

Gospel sing at UBP Church April 7

A gospel sing will be held at the United Baptist-Presbyterian Church on Sunday, April 7, at 5 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Participants should call Debbie Larson at 464-3611.

Annual pack-a-thon now being planned

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Ringgold County Cares is gearing up for the next big packing date. The fourth annual pack-athon to pack 100,000 meals is set for April 5-7 at the United BaptistPresbyterian Church. With more than $15,800 needing to be raised, Ringgold County Cares already has achieved half of their goal. “It is vital to raise the entire amount to pay for the supplies, as well as the cost of shipping it to the hungry overseas,” said Ron Schafer, project coordinator. Ringgold Country Cares is a non-profit organization that partners with Outreach, Inc. from Union. They are a dedicated packing station providing a soy-rice fortified meal to Africa and other parts of the world that suffer from hunger. Outreach, Inc. sells supplies for the meals at 25 cents per meal. However, Ringgold County Cares has negotiated a rate of 18 cents a meal due to the large amount of supplies that were ordered. “We can’t do this on our own,” said Schafer. “Because of your donations and commitment of time, more than 96,000 meals were packaged last year.” It takes 10-12 people to run a table effectively. The table usually runs one or two-hour shifts during the event. On average, 2,160 meals are packaged in one hour per table. It costs $400 to run one table for one hour. The event will run from 4 p.m. to midnight on Friday, April 5. Packaging will resume on Saturday, April 6 at 7 a.m. and go until 7 p.m. Saturday evening. Volunteers will finish the work from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. To sign up to volunteer or sponsor a table, contact Ron Schafer, 801 S. Henderson Dr., Mount Ayr, IA 50854, call 641-414-1527 or email schafer@mchsi.com. People can also follow Ringgold County Cares on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RinggoldCountyCares.

Jake Hunt MAURICE “JAKE” HUNT Maurice “Jake” Hunt was born October 30, 1929 to George R. and Ruth Orilla (Ewing) Hunt in Worth county, Missouri. He departed this life on March 21, 2013 in the Ringgold County Hospital. He was married to Helen Louise Sickels on February 19, 1956 and was the proud father of David Lee and Randy Lynn. Having been born the first day following the stock market crash, Jake’s childhood was spent with the family facing the trials of the Great Depression. His parents and the whole family toiled and sacrificed to preserve the family farm. With the advent of World War II his three older brothers were called to the service so Jake had to leave school at 16 to take over the farming responsibilities along with his sister, Estelle. Their father had been injured and was unable to carry on without them. In February 1951 Jake entered the United States Army and served during the Korean War in a Combat Engineers battalion. He was discharged in January 1953 with the rank of staff sergeant. Jake returned to Worth county, Missouri and farmed with his father until he began farming near Redding, Iowa after his marriage to Helen. He also worked construction jobs including the installation of the lines for dial telephones in Ringgold county and the addition to the Ringgold County Hospital in the 60s and early 70s. His last years of employment were spent as a truck driver for the Ringgold County Road Department until his retirement in December of 1991. He continued a small cattle operation until he and Helen relocated to their present residence in Mount Ayr in 1999. Jake’s upbringing instilled in him the values that made his family most important to him. His brothers as well as his cousins were close and always ready to help each other when needed whether harvesting crops or repairing and sharing farm equipment. He was a proud veteran and was a 50+ year member of the Redding American Legion CA Herrington Post 617 participating along with his brothers and his cousin, Jubal, in providing military honor guards for countless funeral services of members from their post as well as those from the surrounding area. Time spent at family gatherings, reunions and just plain visiting were some of his greatest pleasures. Later he loved the time he spent playing dominoes and other games with his grandchildren, Doug and Amanda. In the last year his eyes would light up and sparkle when holding his new great-grandson, Conner. Jake is survived by Helen, his wife of 57 years; his sons, David of Redding, Iowa and Randy and wife Lori of Sturdevant, WI and their children, Douglas James Hunt and friend Amy Quick, Amanda Lynn Hunt and friend Michael Curphey with their new baby, Jake and Helen’s great-grandson, Conner James Curphey; his brother, Amon, and sister, Estelle Hall, both of Mount Ayr, Iowa; sisters, Marilyn Simpson of Saint Joseph, Missouri and Mary Louise McCormack of Grant City, Missouri; sisters-in-law, Rose Hunt of Mount Ayr, Iowa, Ann McGrevey and husband Dan of Fort Dodge, Iowa and Karen Bollerman of Kansas City, Missouri, as well as, numerous neph-

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Geraldine McDaniel GERALDINE MAY WAINWRIGHT McDANIEL Geraldine May Wainwright McDaniel was born March 11, 1927 in Creston, Iowa to Robert Reese and Ethel May Howie Wainwright. Jerri excelled in school and was on the honor roll. In 1937, when she was 10, her father passed away leaving her mother to raise three girls. Her three favorite sayings; “Don’t get discouraged and give up,” “Don’t judge” and “What you can’t fix, you endure;” were what she lived by. She was stricken with tuberculosis at a young age and later was the first woman to give birth having had tuberculosis. At the age of 18 she moved to San Luis Obispo, California to help her uncle; her mother and sisters came later. She took a job at the local theatre where she worked in the concessions wrapping and boxing candy for tips, receiving only $3 for two days’ work. Her boss took away her tips saying she ate that in chocolates. She loved dancing and went to the USO Army Camp often. There she actually wore out a pair of shoes dancing with the World War II soldiers when they were either coming back from or going to war. A highlight in her life was when she got to see Red Skelton and Mickey Rooney entertaining at the USO Camp. In 1946 she met her future husband, Leo Napoleon McDaniel, the same year he was discharged from the Navy. They were married May 29, 1948 in the Presbyterian Church in San Luis Obispo. Leo’s brother, Lonzo McDaniel, and Jerri’s mother, Ethel Wainwright, stood up with them. When first married, they lived in a little house in the country in San Luis Obispo for four to five years. Then they bought a house in Marysville and lived there for a year. Leo was offered a much better job which enabled them to buy a 13-room house in San Luis Obispo. Jerri and Leo were blessed with three sons, Robert Henry, David Leo and Mark Steven. They decided California was no place to raise their boys. So after visiting Jerri’s uncle in Redding, Iowa, they decided to move back to the midwest. They purchased a farm from

Following consideration in regard to purchasing a good quality used street sweeper Superintendent Wise reported on, a motion was made by Greene, seconded by Stutzman, to move forward with the purchase of a street sweeper for $31,500. Roll call vote: Greene – Yes, Stutzman – Yes, Ricker – Yes, Cannon - Yes. Mayor Solliday opened the discussion on garbage removal stating the options to include; renewing the contract with Waste Management, the city going into the business or putting it out for bids. Councilman Ricker conveyed Councilman Mathany’s (who was unable to attend the meeting) thoughts that the city give Waste Management notice, not to auto renew the current contract. Council member Stutzman concurred stating that would give the city time over the next 90 days to further analyze the best way to handle the city’s residential garbage removal and recycling plan. A motion was made by Stutzman, seconded by Greene, to provide Waste Management of Iowa with notice that the City of Mount Ayr will not be automatically renewing the “Contract For Residential Solid Waste And Recyclable Materials Collection” allowing the city to explore other options. Roll call vote: Greene – Yes, Stutzman – Yes, Ricker – Yes, Cannon - Yes. A motion was made by Cannon, seconded by Ricker, to approve the renewal application of Smith Oil for a Class C Beer Permit and Sunday Sales Privileges. Ayes: Greene, Stutzman, Ricker, Cannon. Nays: None. A motion was made by Cannon, seconded by Stutzman, to approve the “Settlement Agreement And Release” entered into between Ted F. Wood and City of Mount Ayr, Iowa,
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authorizing Mayor Solliday’s signature. Roll call vote: Greene – Yes, Stutzman – Yes, Ricker – Yes, Cannon - Yes. In other discussion it was noted the Sportsman Club will need to bring their annual Loch Ayr maintenance report to a meeting in April and discuss renewal of the maintenance contract; tree causing sewer problems at Ed McCreary property to be researched; question of curb responsibility at property on Monroe Street where house was torn down; report of dump station area needed rocked; and reports that flag at City Hall needs secured. A motion was made by Cannon, seconded by Greene, to approve the treasurer’s report. Ayes: Greene, Stutzman, Ricker, Cannon. Nays: None. A motion was made by Ricker, seconded by Stutzman, to pay the following bills: Ayes: Greene, Stutzman, Ricker, Cannon. Nays: None. Hach, probe/meter, $2,109.10. US Bank, federal/FICA tax, $2,335.85. Treasurer, State of IA, sales tax, $2,697.00. Aramark, rugs, $29.89. IAMU, dues, $491.45. Postmaster, postage, $92.00. Ringgold County Supervisors, jail payment, $5,195.04. Richard Wilson, legal fees, $734.20. Alliant, gas and electric, $35.27. Data Tech, workshop, $170.00. Municipal, curb stop, $556.12. Teledyne, samplers, $158.41. Iowa One Call, notices, $15.30. Office Machines, supplies, $74.76. Windstream, phone / Internet, $404.47. DNR, exam fees, $270.00. Ringgold County Treasurer, property taxes, $1,330.00. Waste Management, garbage contract, $11,313.85. IMFOA, conference, $100.00. Ringgold County Recorder, fees, $52.00. Dollar General, supplies, $24.20. Feld Fire, extinguishers, $181.00. Goob’s, chains, $620.00. City of Des Moines, sludge disposal, $1,376.31. Schildberg, rock, $943.31. Steve Craig, CPO CEU’s, $85.00. Mount Ayr Inn, rebate agreement, $11,173.18. Podium Ink, signs, $828.00. Fire Service, training, $120.00. Red Oak Welding, rent, $10.20. Mount Ayr Tractor, repairs, $618.47. Amanda Cannon, mileage, $94.92. United Healthcare, insurance, $5,016.78. Cody Jay, lunch, $8.00. Ben Graham, lunch, $8.00. Oakview, construction, $31,424.10. GPM, calibrate meter, $418.50. MATURA, refund, $120.57. Payroll, 3/8/2013, $3,475.62. Payroll, 3/15/2013, $3,453.25. Gross Claims = $88,164.12

(By Fund: General $6,056.08; Ind Bldg $52.00; Garbage $11,313.85; Employee Benefit $1,315.00; Loch Ayr $1,330.00; Aquatic Center $31,459.37; LOST $5,195.04; Mount Ayr Inn TIF $11,173.18; Water $6,857.41; Sewer $13,412.19)

FEBRUARY RECEIPTS General .......................... $12,300.26 Downtown Renovation ..... 1,243.34 Industrial Bldg .................. 1,667.00 Garbage ........................... 12,373.91 Road Use Tax .................. 14,100.87 Employee Benefit ................. 168.83 LOST............................... 11,834.42 FEMA Storm Shelter....... 42,318.64 Debt Service ......................... 444.67 Water ............................... 39,257.73 Water Improvement........... 3,894.40 Sewer............................... 53,870.27 Emergency ............................. 26.57 Total = $193,500.91 FEBRUARY DISBURSEMENTS General .......................... $22,236.47 Garbage ......................... $11,353.52 Road Use Tax .................... 8,327.94 Employee Benefit .............. 5,254.53 Aquatic Center ................ 11,337.32 LOST................................. 5,917.21 FEMA Storm Shelter....... 42,318.64 Water ............................... 32,160.63 Water Improvement........... 6,815.20 Sewer............................... 36,996.62 Total = $182,718.08 A motion was made by Cannon, seconded by Ricker, to adjourn. DONALD SOLLIDAY Mayor ATTEST: PAMELA POORE City Clerk

Drake requested a closed session to review administrative evaluations. Director Schafer made a motion at 5:31 p.m. to hold a closed session to evaluate the professional competency of an individual whose performance is being considered to prevent needless and irreparable injury to that individual’s reputation, as that individual has requested a closed session. Seconded by director Shay. Roll call: Shields, Aye; Eaton, Aye; Schafer, Aye; West, Aye, and Shay, Aye. The board came out of closed session at 6:26 p.m. The regular session meeting reconvened at 6:30 p.m. by president Shields. Early Start Hearing: The public hearing was called to order at 6:31 p.m. by president Shields. Director West made a motion to approve the early start date of August 20, 2013 for the 2013-2014 school year. Seconded by director Shay. Motion carried 5-0, unanimously. Previous Minutes: Director West made a motion to dispense with the reading of the February 11, 2013 regular minutes and approve them as printed. Seconded by director Eaton. Motion carried 5-0. Correspondence and Communications: Valle Smith, school improvement coordinator, was present to review the Annual Report to the Public. The purpose of the report is to provide important educational data and trends to parents, students, staff, citizens and prospective citizens. They are proud of the academic progress students are making but their goals are for continued improvement in all areas. Delwyn Showalter, activities director, was present to update the board about sharing athletics with Diagonal. Delwyn shared some concerns regarding the track program. Diagonal, at this time, has only two boys who would be interested in track. Adding those two students to their program would put the Mount Ayr boys track team into the next class. If this were to happen, the boys and girls track teams would be in separate classes and would not be able to run at the same meets and Mount Ayr would not be invited to host the district track meet. If Diagonal were to have their own track team, Mount Ayr would strongly consider allowing Diagonal to use their track. Supt. Drake even asked if there was a possibility that the two districts could share a track coach. Delwyn will check with the state to see if this could be allowed. With the April 30 deadline approaching, Delwyn wanted to allow the board time to consider these concerns and help them in the decision process at the April board meeting. Administration Reports: The activity fund, buildings and grounds, lunch, transportation and technology reports were reviewed. Supt. Drake shared that the lunch program is still struggling financially. There have been two resignations in the lunch program which Supt. Drake will recommend not rehiring to fill those positions. Also to help balance the lunch budget, the district will be raising the lunch/breakfast program meal prices in the fall and will not employ substitutes during the school year. Under transportation, Supt. Drake reported that the district has received bids from two bus companies for the purchase of two new school busses. Those bids will be considered under “New Business.” Kim Curry, technology director, was present to review her report which consisted of: 1) Live streaming; 2) High school SMART Board; 3) Laptops for next year, and 4) Wireless. Principal reports were reviewed. Lynne Wallace, 7-12 principal, report consisted of: 1) NAEP testing; 2) Smarter balanced assessments; 3) Spring parent-teacher conferences; 4) Smart Board donated; 5) Senator Grassley visit, and 6) Talented students. Chris Elwood, PK-6 principal, report consisted of: 1) Conferences; 2) Music program; 3) Step in the Right Direction; 4) Iowa assessments; 5) Otis-Lennon School Ability Test; 6) Kindergarten parent meeting; 7) Raider Reader reward movie, and 8) Book fair. New Business: A. Approve wireless upgrade: Supt. Drake and Kim Curry reviewed bids received from two companies for the district’s wireless upgrade. Bids were received as follows: 1) Communication Innovators - $14,312.27 and 2) Extreme Networks - $16,266.25. Supt. Drake noted that these expenses would be

paid from the capital projects fund. Director Eaton made a motion to approve the bid received from Communication Innovators for $14,312.27. Director Shay seconded the motion. Motion carried 5-0, unanimously. B. Approve summer project bids: Supt. Drake noted that there are no bids received at this time to act on. He has been in contact with Kelly Main to discuss the possibility of replacing the asphalt pathway that leads down to the football field. He also reported that Clint Poore, head of maintenance, and Delwyn Showalter, activities director, have been in contact with a company to get handrails placed on the bleachers. With there being no bids at this time to consider, director Schafer made a motion to table this item until the April board meeting. Seconded by Director Eaton. Motion carried 5-0, unanimously. C. Approve bus bids: Supt. Drake and Dick Still, transportation director, reviewed bids received from two bus companies for the purchase of two new school busses. Those bids were as follows: 1) Thomas Bus Sales, Des Moines - $95,138 per bus; and 2) School Bus Sales, Waterloo $94,763 per bus. Supt. Drake and Mr. Still recommended the bid from Thomas Bus Sales be approved. Director West made a motion to approve the bid received from Thomas Bus in the amount of $95,138 per bus. Director Shay seconded the motion. Motion carried 5-0, unanimously. D. Consideration of invitation from the Clearfield board – discuss possible reorganization: Supt. Drake shared that the Clearfield Community school board has been engaging in some conversation about possibly reorganizing into one district. They are inviting all adjacent school districts to share this conversation. Bedford, Lenox and Diagonal have been asked with Lenox and Diagonal already declining. Bedford will be discussing the topic at their upcoming Thursday board meeting. Supt. Drake shared some considerations for Mount Ayr: 1) Opportunity to gain more students; 2) Increase their total accessed value; 3) 7-12/open enrollment breakdown -- Lenox 43, Mount Ayr 15 and Diagonal nine; 4) Increase the district geographically which would require another bus route; 5) During reorganization, landowners who border neighboring districts can “opt” their land out of the new reorganized district, and 6) If reorganized, they would become one district and would add Clearfield staff to their staff which would mean they would have to reduce staff because they would not need more staff as the result of the reorganization. Patty Parrish and Becky Kerns, Clearfield board members, were present to answer any questions the board might have. Discussion was held regarding reorganization versus dissolution, how many students Mount Ayr could possibly gain versus paying out open enrollment to the surrounding districts, costs of the demolition of the school building and possible boundary lines to consider in a dissolution versus a reorganization. After much discussion, director West made a motion to decline the invitation to engage in further discussions with the Clearfield School district for reorganization. The motion was seconded by director Schafer. Motion carried 5-0, unanimously. E. Approval of early resignations/ early retirements for non-classified: Supt. Drake recommended the approval of two early resignations/ early retirements received from: 1) Roberta Campbell – lunch and 2) Lyle Main – bus driver, to be effective at the end of the 2012-2013 school year. Director Shay made a motion to approve the recommendations with thanks to each employee for their many years of dedicated service to the students of this district. Seconded by director Eaton. Motion carried 5-0, unanimously. F. Approval of spending reduction plan: Supt. Drake presented a scenario showing the different spending reduction amounts based on allowable growth. At this time, they feel the district will receive at least a two percent allowable growth. This would generate $115,168 in new money. Out of this, they would need to pay the teacher settlement of $156,976 and $25,000 for classified salaries. This would leave them with a negative $66,808. To protect their spending authority, Supt. Drake presented a spending reduction plan that would include: 1) Having a librarian/ technology director for a savings of

$7,600; 2) Retirement savings of possibly $18,000; 3) Classified reductions of $24,000, and 4) Teaching staff reductions of $17,344 to equal $66,944. This could change depending on the outcome of the allowable growth they receive from the state as Supt. Drake indicates on his scenario. The other factor that the district will need to consider is the number of certified staff coming back on to the health insurance plan. Open enrollment for this will be from April 1 – April 12. After that date, the only way certified staff could come back on to the plan would be from a qualifying/life changing event. The current scenarios show all staff members who have committed to coming back onto the health insurance plan at this time. Supt. Drake had previously surveyed the staff members and used those numbers to create the spending reduction scenarios. Director Schafer made a motion to approve the spending reduction plan as presented with a second from director Eaton. Motion carried 5-0, unanimously. G. Approval of 2013-2014 Master Agreement: Supt. Drake explained that 2013-2014 will be the third year of a three-year salary agreement. There were two language issues that needed to be addressed as a result of legislation for 2013-2014. Supt. Drake and two board members met with the MAEA thru round table to address these issues: 1) Collaboration and 2) Peer review. The association has passed the new language and Supt. Drake would recommend that the board ratify the language issues. Director Eaton made a motion to approve the language as presented for the 20132014 Master Agreement. Director Shay seconded the motion. Motion carried 5-0, unanimously. H. Set budget hearing: Director West made a motion to set April 8, 2013 at 6 p.m. for the budget hearing with the legal notice to be published in the Mount Ayr Record-News on March 21, 2013. Seconded by director Schafer. Motion carried 5-0, unanimously. I. Personnel: Supt. Drake recommended the approval of resignation for Janet Auge to be effective at the end of the 2012-2013 school year. Director Eaton made a motion to approve the recommendation with a second from director West. Motion carried 5-0, unanimously. Supt. Drake recommended Brandie Ruggles as the middle school track coach for the current school year at a salary of $1,458. Director Shay made a motion to approve the recommendation with a second from director Eaton. Motion carried 5-0, unanimously. Supt. Drake recommended Tori Braby as head volleyball coach for the 2013-2014 school year at a salary of $2,332. Director West made a motion to approve the recommendation with a second from director Eaton. Motion carried 5-0, unanimously. Consideration of: On motion by director West and seconded by director Eaton, it was resolved: That all bills presented be allowed. Motion carried 5-0, unanimously. Director West made a motion to accept the secretary/treasurer financial report as submitted. Seconded by director Shay. Motion carried 5-0, unanimously. Superintendent’s report: Supt. Drake shared a rough draft of some guidelines that he and Delwyn Showalter have created for Mount Ayr Community School Hall of Fame. Nominees for membership would fall into the following categories: 1) Friends of Mount Ayr Community school; 2) Coaches/Sponsors; 3) Teams/Groups; 4) Individuals, and 5) Distinguished graduates. The process of nominations was shared as well as a copy of the nomination form. Supt. Drake wanted the board to have a copy to review before board action is taken at a future board meeting. Adjournment: With there being no further business, director Eaton made a motion to adjourn at 8:06 p.m. Seconded by director West. Motion carried 5-0, unanimously. Access Systems, copiers overage charge, $184.73. Access Systems, copier lease, $336.11. Active Forever, ESCS supplies, $17.44. Ahlers and Cooney, P.C., legal service, $559.00. Alliant Energy, gas/electricity, $22,144.21. Amy Levine, special education meal reimbursement, $50.62. Bairdholm, immigration services,

$354.00. Bedford Community School, superintendent/transportation sharing, $30,700.00. Blick Art Material, art supplies, $16.79. Canon Financial Services, Inc., copier lease, $774.08. Cardmember Service, special education supplies/guidance travel, $207.21. Central Plains Electric, maintenance repair part, $105.29. CGI Foods, special education Level III supplies, $253.64. Committee for Children, special education Level II supplies, $1,829.00. Corning Community School, POI honor band meals, $33.75. Cummins Central Power LLC, bus barn repair parts, $515.91. De Lage Landen, copiers lease, $1,131.11. Des Moines Public Schools, tuition, $133.44. Dollar General Corporation, special education/special education Level II supplies, $137.90. Drake University, academic team registration, $175.00. Family Resource Center, Little Raider Reader three mts., $11,976.39. Federal Express, FedEx ground services, $206.24. Green Hills AEA, high school principal supplies, $59.85. Gregory Storhoff, high school band equipment repair, $20.49. Hawthorne Educational, special education textbooks, $177.00. Hy-Vee, Inc., district study meal, $76.04. Iowa Association of School Business Officials, spring conference registration, $178.00. Iowa Communications Network, network services, $2.75. John Deere Financial, bus barn repair parts, $618.03. Johnson Gas Appliance Company, industrial arts equipment repair, $52.03. Maryville Typewriter Exchange, chairs/high school principal supplies, $263.29. Meyer Laboratory, Inc., maintenance supplies, $1,012.50. MFA Oil Company, gas/diesel, $10,631.27. Midwest Office Technology, copiers maintenance, $702.00. Mount Ayr Golf & Country Club, physical education use of golf course, $100.00. Mount Ayr Chamber of Commerce, dues, $60.00. Mount Ayr Farm & Home, maintenance supplies, $151.29. Mount Ayr FFA Chapter, scholarship reimbursement, $225.00. Mount Ayr Record-News, board proceedings/advertising, $344.10. NAPA Auto Parts, maintenance/vocational mechanics resale, $266.48. National Reading Styles Inst., special education supplies, $27.95. Per Mar Security Services, security service call, $42.00. Premier A & B Services, bus barn parts, $315.78. Red Oak Welding Supplies, Inc., industrial arts supplies, $142.90. Rieman Music, band equipment repair, $37.75. Romano’s, Raider Reader pizza, $35.96. Rotert Plumbing & Electric, heating/plumbing/electrical repair, $7,256.33. School Health Supply Co., nurse supplies, $21.82. Schildberg’s, Inc., bus barn gravel, $547.09. Sickels Lime and Rock Hauling, hauling rock, $190.82. Smith Oil Co., 20 lbs. LP, $17.50. Southwestern Community College, automotive tuition, $7,600.00. Southwest Builders, maintenance supplies, $34.13. Thomas Bus Sales of Iowa, Inc., bus barn repair parts, $271.33. Tierney Brothers, Inc., auditorium/media equipment, $1,987.00. Timberline Billing Service LLC, Medicaid adm. fees, $259.08. City of Mount Ayr, water/sewage, $2,272.25. Van Maanen, Siestra & Meyer, PC, federal single audit, $542.48. Walmart Community, special education Level I supplies, $110.31. Weeda Welding, snow plow repairs, $195.00. Wiley’s Pest Control, pest control, $200.00. Fund total = $108,889.46 MANAGEMENT FUND OWNERS: Randy and Sandy Gibson

SU Insurance Company, equipment insurance, $7,105.25. Fund total = $7,105.25 CAPITAL PROJECTS Newton Overhead Doors, concession stand door repair, $397.64. Fund total = $397.64 SCHOOLHOUSE FUND Bankers Trust, initial call notice bonds, $3,450.00. U.S. Bank, financial advisory fee, $17,000.00. Fund total = $20,450.00 STUDENT CONSTRUCTION Scott Giles, construction supplies, $69.67. Fund total = $69.67 MANAGEMENT FUND Mercer, retirees health insurance, $1,165.63. Fund total = $1,165.63 LUNCH FUND Anderson-Erickson Dairy Co., milk/juice, $7,129.04. CGI Foods, food, $951.30. Farner Bocken Co., food/supplies, $2,177.91. Hawkeye Foodservice Distribution, food/supplies, $6,213.38. Hockenberg Equipment Company, supplies, $397.50. HyVee Food Store, food, $1,049.60. Keck, Inc., food, $2,965.62. Martin Brothers, food, $3,963.70. Meyer Laboratory, Inc., supplies, $90.00. Patricia Kemery, clothing allowance, $57.72. Anderson-Erickson Dairy Co., milk/juice, $5,398.25. CGI Foods, food, $458.80. Farner-Bocken Co., food/supplies, $3,057.67. Hawkeye Foodservice Distribution, food/supplies, $6,873.65. Hockenbergs, supplies, $855.07. Hy-Vee Food Store, food, $929.26. Martin Brothers, food/supplies, $3,000.56. Redding Country Store, food, $13.60. Fund total = $45,582.63 ACTIVITY FUND 4 Seasons Fund-Raising, additional fruit/cheese, $107.79. Alex Sobotka, equipment building, $100.00. Athletic Boosters, girls basketball t-shirt sales balance, $623.91. Atlantic Bottling Co., supplies, $1,510.53. Barbara Strubberg, Cassandra B. reimbursement deposit, $50.00. Bill Huxford, basketball official vs. Lenox, $85.00. Bob’s Custom Trophies, medals/ plaques, $416.85. Brandi Cole, FFA food order reimbursement, $28.00. Cheri Day, Austen Casteel deposit return, $50.00. Community Grocers, Inc., supplies, $1,649.53. Corning High School, wrestling entry fee, $70.00. Creston High School, wrestling tournament/junior varsity wrestling tournament entry fee, $138.00. Dannco, Inc., jersey/shorts/pants/ equipment bag, $258.65. David Greene, junior varsity basketball official vs. Lenox, $50.00. Delwyn Showalter, supplies reimbursement, $43.28. Farner Bocken Co., supplies, $728.44. Graphic Edge, shorts/polos/jackets/shirts, $883.44. Greg Storhoff, music reimburse-

ment, $41.23. Hermitage Art Co., program cover, $57.25. Howard Clothing & Sporting Goods, wrestling official arm bands/ slipp-nott base / pad / scorebook, $145.00. Hy-Vee Accounts Receivable, supplies, $76.81. Iowa Football Coaches Association, 2013 membership dues, $30.00. Iowa High School Speech Association, speech entry fees/state speech entry fees, $198.00. James Smith, junior varsity basketball official vs. Lenox, $50.00. Jazimne Gibson, laptop deposit after bill reimbursement, $16.30. Joe Quinlin, stretch bands, $50.00. Lunch Fund, Jazimne Gibson/Tyler Lugar, $55.30. Mount Ayr Community School, father/daughter janitor fee reimbursement/Lugar lost book, $89.15. Maryville R-II High School, quad wrestling entry fee, $150.00. M-F Athletic Co., black band, $293.95. Nodaway Valley High School, POI junior varsity wrestling entry fee, $42.00. Par Golf Supply, tees, $98.80. Podium Ink, shirts/duals banner, $2,078.15. Record-News, Ron Scott tournament, $60.45. Scott Busch, basketball official vs. Lenox, $85.00. Steve Shantz, basketball official vs. Lenox, $85.00. Susie Catanzareti, parking fees reimbursement, $41.00. Tanner Rinehart, hotel for clinic reimbursement, $114.79. Tyler Lugar, laptop deposit reimbursement, $18.40. Apple Inc., volume voucher, $200.00. Barnes & Noble, Inc., books, $352.96. Ewell Education Services, agricultural experience tracke, $250.00. Leukemia Society, National Honor Society fund-raiser, $1,899.31. Eric Ehlen, state wrestling meals, $180.00. Great Western Bank, supplies, $21.39. Grandview University Coaches Clinic, registration fee, $95.00. American Cancer Society, elementary fund-raiser, $757.00. Iowa High School Athletic Directors Association, registration fee, $85.00. Iowa High School Athletic Association, district basketball admissions/host, $2,970.00. Fund total = $17,480.66

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

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Monday afternoon and together everyone made Easter baskets and enjoyed playing words games. Green Is It! That was the fitting color as a fun day of green was had Tuesday. Everything was green from trivia, games, songs and even food. The afternoon continued with the green theme but took everyone to Emerald Isle where they visited the ways of the Irish. The afternoon came to a close after a fine Bible study session with Pastor and Mrs. Charles Hawkins. Seven large baskets greeted residents as they arrived for activities Wednesday morning. Each basket contained from one to five different items. Residents had to feel under the covering and guess the contents of each basket. There were some awesome guesses as well as several correct answers. Church was with Pastor Chris Conklin from the First Christian Church in Mount Ayr. A Palm Sunday sermon was heard as well as music accompanied by Camelle Jackson. Enjoying bingo with residents Wednesday afternoon were Harold and Melynda Crawford, Chad Quick, Cherri Dessinger, Corwin Karr and Phyllis Sickels. Phyllis Riggs called the numbers and winning games were Marvin Morse, Ruth Angus, Margaret Fletchall, Irene Bohn, Vergene Higgins, Donna Benegas, Chad Quick, Corwin Karr, Margaret Wilson, Dorothy Sobotka, Earl Brand, Darlene Minnick, Vergene Higgins, Evalee White, Wayne Bohn and Corwin Karr who won blackout. Beards and moustaches were the topic during men’s club last week as the men shared times when they each grew one or the other. Two of the men gathered during this time now have facial hair while only one had sufficient hair on his head. Men also named and did trivia about movie stars, presidents, ball players and other famous people who enjoyed wearing beards and moustaches. How about you? Other fun games and activities enjoyed during the past week were nail care with Phyllis Riggs and Dorothy Hughes, the Mount Ayr Record-News, exercises, devotions, bridge-o, dominoes and Skip Bo. Sunday school was taught by Ruth Angus this past Sunday morning with music by Charlotte Swank and led by Dick Fuqua. Welcome visitors over the past week have been Korbi and Kade Munoz`, Susan Karas of Indianola and Vera Moore with Bev Moore; Judy Doolittle, Marion and Donna Stark, Vicki Parrott and Penni Hewlett of Iowa City with Loreen Reed; Warren Angus, Bob and Teri Campbell, Ellen Powell, Doris Bane of Laramie, WY and Tom and Helen Pollock of Malvern with Ruth Angus; Bobbie and Anne Rinehart of Hatfield, MO and Rhonda Cooper of Kent with Kathryn Adams; James Ruby and Lois Grace with Betty Ruby; Marilyn Triggs of Marion with Lorene Triggs; Connie Worthington of Des Moines, Hank Smith and Judy Pottorff with Margaret Fletchall; Ethel Campbell with Donald Campbell; Darla Sobotka and Carol and Arlene Sobotka with Dorothy Sobotka; Merna King of Bedford and Dan King with Ed and Lorraine King; Irene Merical of Adel and Wayne and Suzanne Brown of Pleasant Hill with Shirley Brown; Lyle and Janet Hogue of Hatfield, MO and Doris Overholser with Irene Hogue; Steve Werner and Nancy and Race Kelly of Winterset with Maxine Werner. Neil Stanley with Ada Stanley; Marion Stark, Phyllis Sickels and Cheri Dessinger with Sylvia Hall; Lois Triggs, Wilma Schafer and Jean Gilliland with Earl Brand; Pat and Larry Teply and Missy the dog with Gerald Gardner; Lorrie Haver with Wayne and Irene Bohn; Bob and Teri Campbell with Margaret Campbell, and John and Donna Crawford of Orange City, Bernard Crawford, Harold, Melynda and Samantha Crawford and Chad Quick with Catherine Crawford.

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March 25 - Happy Easter! Enjoy this time with family and friends whether it be at a family gathering, a visit on the phone, a personal visit or by mail. It is always nice to hear from those close to you. Residents plan to take part in a few Easter activities themselves as the week draws to a close. They are also anxious to see if March goes out like a lion or lamb. Preferably a lamb! Staff and residents would like to welcome Nina Poore to Mount Ayr Health Care. Nina comes from Maple Ridge Assisted Living and is a joy to spend time with. Neil Stanley was in to enjoy the noon meal with his mother on both Tuesday and Friday of last week. Phyllis Sickels was pleased to be a lunch guest of her mother, Sylvia Hall, a couple of days last week as well. Ruth Angus enjoyed spending both Saturday and Sunday out with her family. Evalee White had a nice time out with her family Sunday. Lap robes were delivered over the weekend by Nida Solliday, a member of the First Christian Church in Mount Ayr. Coffee was the subject during ladies club last Monday as ladies found that coffee originated in Ethiopia and spread as it is now grown in America. A popular pastime for many has been to gather for “coffee.” Ladies also had a fun time looking over the many types of coffee on display as well as coffee makers from pioneer days to now and different types of coffee cups. Friends from RCSS visited last

Riley Jones, representing the Tingley Toppers 4-H club, accepts a check for $200 from Clint Spurrier and the South Central Iowa Community Foundation from the Eva Judy Johnston endowment. Those attendng the presentation include (front row, L-R) Spurrier, Caroline McAlexander, Ryann Martin, Jones, Tyler Jones and SCICF board member Barb Stephens; (back row) Sarah McAlexander, board member Kevin Creveling, Quency Vos, Rebecca Jones, board member Sue Beck, board member Michele Ricker and Spence Jones.

Extension offers gardening tips
Starting vegetables at home can be fun and offers several advantages. Many gardeners prefer to grow their own seedlings so they can select specific cultivars (varieties) and control seedling growth. By starting seedlings indoors, gardeners can enjoy vegetables earlier in the growing season. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer questions about starting cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower seedlings and selecting varieties: When should I sow my cabbage seeds indoors? Sow cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower seeds indoors four to five weeks before the intended outdoor planting date. Cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower seedlings can be planted outdoors in early April in southern Iowa, mid-April in central portions of the state and late April in northern counties. Immediately after germination, place the seedlings under fluorescent lights in a cool (55 to 65 degree Fahrenheit) location. High light levels and cool temperatures will prevent the seedlings from getting tall and spindly. savoy type) and ‘Stonehead’ (early season, small green head). What are some good broccoli varieties for Iowa? Suggested broccoli varieties for Iowa include ‘Arcadia’ (late season, dome-shaped head), ‘Gypsy’ (midseason, smooth domed head), ‘Packman’ (early, uniform large head) and ‘Premium Crop’ (midseason, large center head). What are some good cauliflower varieties for home gardens in Iowa? Suggested cauliflower varieties for Iowa include ‘Fremont’ (early to midseason, white head), ‘Snow Crown’ (early season, white head) and ‘White Sails’ (midseason, white head). Popular novelty varieties include ‘Cheddar’ (orange head) and ‘Graffiti’ (deep purple head).

March 25 - The month is nearly over and Liz still needs to complete the calendar. How time flies when the snow blows. It seems to be more like winter than spring. Groundhog Phil is in hiding to keep from the bad publicity of the weather. Coming up in April is National Volunteer Week April 21-27. Watch for special events that week. The birthday party will be celebrated during the special music by the Community Singers on April 22. Residents with a birthday in April are Roxie Trullinger on April 2; Vera Daughton, April 5; Mildred Peterson, April 5, and Edna Scott, April 24. Staff with a birthday in April are Whitney Harker on April 6; Vanessa Corbett and Elizabeth Hamiliton, April 9; Joyce Johnson, April 11; Kris Davis and Julie Routh, April 12; Tristin Force, April 17; Buddy Powell, April 19; Holly Karr, April 20, and Regina Taub, April 30. Condolences go out to Herman Lane’s family. Herman was only a resident for a short time but very well liked and will be missed by everyone. Thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family. Congratulations go out to CNA Tiffany Huntsman. Tiffany will be recognized at the Activity Professionals Education Conference sponsored by the Iowa Health Care Association and Iowa Center for Assisted Living this week. A photo of Tiffany and a picture with one of Clearview’s residents, Anna Linkey, will be on display at the conference and shared with Iowa legislators. Clearview is honored to have this special story shared with the rest of the health care professionals. Monday residents played the card game Trash in the morning with Kathi and Sommer. They decorated foam eggs for door decorations around the facility. It was Dixie Cup’s birthday on March 23 (1912), so Sommer served snack mix in Dixie Cups for coffee club. Lisa played the piano in the dining room for music in the morning. Staff sang “Happy Birthday” to Ray Miller. Kathi played bingo with Lisa in the afternoon. Residents coming out as winners were Lois Anne Sobotka, Doyle Murphy, Shorty Umbarger, Ione Veatch, Roxie Trullinger, Frances Saltzman, Helen Banks, Joan Hill, Anna Linke, Minnie Breckenridge and Thelma Grimes. Wednesday Sommer and Pattie were busy with nail care while Kathi delivered mail. Chris Conklin was in for church in the afternoon. He brought in his guitar to play. Residents enjoyed “The Andy Griffith Show” while eating fresh popped popcorn. Dr. Ricker was in for doctor’s rounds Thursday. Pattie, Sommer and Kathi made donuts for residents and staff. In the afternoon Kathi played a game of jackpot with the residents. Going out in the first game was Rose Hunt and the second game was Laura Osborn. Charles Hawkins finished the day with Bible study. Kathi read the Mount Ayr Record-News and Diagonal Progress to a large group of residents. Lisa

Thanks to last weekend’s snow, this group of robins is probably reconsidering their early return to Ringgold county. After a cold start to this spring, temperatures are predicted to moderate into the 50s this weekend.

What happened to spring?
sen. The Maloy Shamrock 4-H Club met Sunday afternoon in Benton. Joe, Donna and Megan Warin were in Trenton, MO Saturday. Megan played basketball with her Hydra AAU team. Joyce Weehler and Joan Jackson had lunch Thursday with several retired former school employees. Gracie Mobley spent Tuesday night and Wednesday in Des Moines with Alexis Main. They were enjoying their spring break. Jed McCreary spent Friday night and Saturday with Wyatt Jackson. Sunday Robert, Julie, Laura and Amber Davison were at the home of Keith and Nancy Sackett for an early Easter celebration. ard, Stormy Saville, Tabby Henle, Tessa Kniep, Trey Fooken (mom, Amber Fooken, social worker) and Zoey Larsen. Residents enjoyed a new Sunday school teacher this weekend. Cheryl Taylor was in to lead the group. Carmene James was in to play the piano. Lisa and Chris Conklin were in for a sing-along in the afternoon. Visitors last week were Dave and Nancy Stephens and Virginia Rees with Helen Blunck; Jim and Arlene Pearce with Edna Scott; Brenda Comer with Vera Carson; Doris Todd with Mildred Peterson and Shirley Martin; John Walkup with Vera Carson; Paula Larsen and Kathy Butler with Pam Larsen; Leo and Thelma Miller of Milo, Lyla Miller and Sue Rahn

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March 25 - Thursday evening Robert, Julie, Laura and Amber Davison and Richard and Carole Davison went to Maryville, MO to visit with Jacob, Ashley, Ava and Olivia Moss of Dallas, TX along with other family members in the home of Dave and Diana Pederplayed the piano in the south and north lobbies for residents to enjoy. Kathi and Lisa held a sing-along in the special care unit. Mrs. Taylor’s second grade class was in to play bingo with the residents. Winners were Gerata Scott, Austin Byrd, Helen Banks, Shorty Umbarger, Iris Osborn, Nina Saltzman, Forrest Shields, Daron Drake, Anna Linkey, Austin Byrd and Vera Daughton. Volunteers were Nina Fricke and Kelly Kern. Students out to enjoy the residents and bingo were Aidan Albaugh, Alexis Greenland, Angelina Smith, Austin Byrd, Daron Drake Ethan Main (great-aunt Wendy Shaha works there), Haley Barton (mom, Brandi Barton, kitchen aide), Natalie Schaefer, Payton Gregg, Riley Stark, Rosie Leon-

Joyce Weehler went to Van Horne Monday to attend the spring musical at the Benton Community high school. Jamie and Jessi Heilman, her grandchildren, were in the program. Joyce stayed overnight with Becky, Jamie and Jessi Heilman in Van Horne. Nolan Barth of Grundy Center spent Friday night and part of Saturday with Robert, Julie, Laura and Amber Davison. Nancy Sackett and Julie, Laura and Amber met Nolan’s mother in Osceola for lunch so Nolan could return home. Thursday Amy Mobley, Maddie, Emma and Gracie spent the day in Des Moines with orthodontist appointments and shopping. Teya Still and Blair Glendenning spent Friday night with Maddie Mobley. with Ray Miller; Brenda Comer with Eddie Overholser; Cassie Osborn, Donna Bond and Payton Osborn with Laura Osborn; Carle Norris and Sherry McBroom with Anita Hayworth; Kay Sickels with Vera Daughton; Florence Bishop and April Hansen with Lawrence Bishop; Niky, Brittlyn and Duke Taylor and Scott and Duke Taylor with Anna Linkey; Shirley Erickson, Garn and Barb Iverson, Cyle Iverson, Brenda, Mark and Myles Erickson and Ed Van Sucksun with Don Strange; with Anna Linkey; Jane Sanders of Booneville, Alice Campbell of Adel and Pat Carpenter with Ione Veatch; Joyce England with Lois Anne Sobotka, and Sandy and Lonnie Horne with Rose Hunt.

What are some good cabbage varieties for the home garden? Suggested cabbage varieties for Iowa include ‘Blue Vantage’ (midseason, large blue-green head), ‘Cheers’ (late season, large bluegreen head), ‘Head Start’ (early season, medium-size green head), ‘Red Acre’ (midseason, small redpurple head), ‘Ruby Perfection’ (late season, medium-size deep red head), ‘Savoy Ace’ (late season,

Amish workers remove the roof of the old bath house at the Judge Lewis Park swimming pool. Waiting in the wings is the heavy equipment that will completely demolish the structure in the coming days. A new bath house will be completed in mid-May prior to the opening of the pool.

Beginning of the end

I recently received some cut flowers as a gift. How do I prolong their life? Several things can be done to lengthen the vase life of cut flowers. Begin with a clean vase and remove all foliage that will be below the water line. Place flowers immediately in water to prevent air from entering the stems. If the flowers have been out of water for more than a few minutes, cut off the bottom portions of the stems under water. Add a commercial flower preservative to the water and check the water level daily. Change the water frequently. Place the cut flowers in a cool, brightly lit location in the home or office. Keep flowers away from heat sources and cold drafts. I received a flowering azalea as a gift. How do I care for it? In the home, place the azalea in a brightly lit, cool location. An ideal site is one near a window that receives bright light (but no direct sunlight) and temperatures of 60 to 65 degrees Fahrenheit. An important aspect of caring for an azalea is proper watering. Water needs can be determined with your finger. Check the potting soil daily. When the soil surface becomes dry to the touch, water the plant until water begins to flow out the bottom of the pot. The pots of most azaleas are placed inside decorative pot covers. When watering the azalea, carefully remove the pot covering, water the plant in the sink, then drop the azalea back into the pot cover. When placed in a favorable location and given good care, an azalea may bloom for three to four weeks. Azaleas sold by florists are not winter hardy outdoors in Iowa and are normally discarded after flowering.

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