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Questions arise on student relocation, fate of building
The Clearﬁeld Dissolution Commission held a public hearing Monday, April 29 to gain input and answer questions about the ongoing process to dissolve Clearﬁeld Community school district effective June 2014. Commission chair Doug England opened meeting by introducing commission members Sara Deskin, Gina Knox, Becky Kerns, Bob Cameron, Michele Sobotka and Patty Parrish. He then turned the ﬂoor over to Clearﬁeld superintendent Joe Drake, who brieﬂy reviewed the dissolution process for the approximate 35 community members in attendance. He explained the decision to dissolve the district did not come easy, but the board recognized the district simply had too few students to remain viable. The Clearﬁeld board had approached neighboring school districts to seek their interest in reorganizing with Clearﬁeld, but the districts declined the invitation. At that point a dissolution commission was appointed to accomplish two tasks: to draw the boundaries that would distribute Clearﬁeld district land to contiguous school districts and to divide the assets of the district. The dissolution plan would be reviewed by the Clearﬁeld board as well as the boards of the four contiguous school districts, and if approved by each district, the plan would be put to a vote by Clearﬁeld district patrons. If the plan passes that vote, the district would ofﬁcially dissolve June 30, 2014. At that point the meeting was opened for questions and concerns from the audience. Questions focused on two main topics: the students’ ability to attend the school of their choice and what would become of the Clearﬁeld school building and its campus. Clearﬁeld Mayor Sherry Brown compared the current dissolution discussion to the decision 25 years ago to close the Clearﬁeld high school. She said at that time many friendships were broken, and many people had hurt feelings. She urged the commission to listen to the students and accommodate their wishes as best way they could. Commission member Gina Knox reported that in a survey of current pre-kindergarten through sixth grade students, nine preferred attending Mount Ayr, nine preferred attending Diagonal and 11 preferred attending Lenox. A large map displayed at the meeting revealed patron preferences as to which neighboring school district with which they preferred their land to be assigned. The map indicated a large majority of patrons in the west side of the district preferred Lenox while a large majority on the east side preferred Mount Ayr. Although new district boundaries have not been ﬁnalized, it appeared the town of Clearﬁeld itself would likely be split between the Lenox and Mount Ayr districts. It was also noted that unlike 25 years ago, the state of Iowa now allows for open enrollment for students living in one district to attend school in a contiguous district. As a result, regardless of where boundaries are drawn, students would still have the option to attend the school of their choice. However, under the open enrollment statute, students must furnish their own transportation to the neighboring school district. The question then was asked whether buses from all four school districts would be allowed to pick up students in the town of Clearﬁeld. Dissolution committee at-
Clearﬁeld continues discussion of school district dissolution
torney Rick Engle explained state law restricts school districts from crossing the boundaries of a neighboring district to pick up students. For example, if land in the town of Clearﬁeld was split between two school districts, the third school district could not run a bus into the town. However, he added, a school district could sign a letter of intent to allow another school district to run a bus that crosses district boundaries. Drake said he intended to bring such a proposal to the Mount Ayr school board at its May meeting. Nielsen added the letters of intent do not bind future boards from prohibiting neighboring buses from crossing district boundaries. The other main topic dealt with the future of the Clearﬁeld building and surrounding campus. Drake explained the Clearﬁeld board has control of the building site until the district dissolves in June 2014. Individuals or groups may approach the board with plans for the future the building, and the board is free to entertain offers for its transfer to new ownership prior to dissolution. However, if no one steps forward with a viable plan for the building, ownership of the building will transfer to the neighboring school district within whose boundaries the building sits. The dissolution ____________________________
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Ray “Bubba” Sorensen of Greenﬁeld adds detail to the “Freedom Rock” recently placed on Main Street in Diagonal. Sorensen has gained fame for painting patriotic scenes on the original Freedom Rock located north of Greenﬁeld. His goal is to place Freedom Rocks throughout the state.
Freedom Rock taking shape
Budget protest hearings held
State ofﬁcials to rule on E911, assessor, extension and hospital plans
A series of hearings on the protests to the 2014 budgets for the Ringgold County Hospital, the county assessor’s ofﬁce, the county extension council and the E911 board were held Tuesday, April 22. Personnel from the state treasurer’s ofﬁce, the state auditor’s ofﬁce and from the state department of management ofﬁciated at the hearings. Speakers representing the protest and those representing the agencies whose budgets were under protest were allowed opening comments followed by rebuttal from each side. Hearing ofﬁcers were also free to ask questions or to seek clariﬁcations as needed. The protest on the hospital budget was heard by Luke Donahee from the state treasurer’s ofﬁce, Carrie Johnson from the Iowa Department of Mangement and Susan Dalhstrom from the state auditor’s ofﬁce. Speaking on behalf of the protesters was Kevin Kilgore and hospital adminstrator Gordon Winkler presented opening remarks and Teresa Roberts, hospital chief ﬁnancial ofﬁcer, was also present to answer ﬁnancial questions. The E911 budget protest was heard by Lisa Oakley of the Iowa Department of Managment and by Donahee and Dahlstrom. Kilgore presented opening remarks in support of the protest, while Merle Walter, E911 director, presented support for the budget as adopted. After a lunch recess, Johnson, Donahee and Dahlstrom conducted the hearing concerning the county agricultural extension council budget. Again, Kilgore represented the protesters while Chris Eaton, chair of the extension council, spoke in support of the adopted budget. The ﬁnal hearing centered on the budget for the county assessor’s ofﬁce. Johnson, Donahee and Dahlstrom again conducted the hearing.
Kilgore represented the protest while county assessor Neil Morgan provided support for the adopted budget. A panel consisting of state auditor David A. Vaudt, state treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald and department of management director David Roederer was scheduled to hear the recommendations provided by the hearing ofﬁcers in a meeting Tuesday, April 30. As of press time, no word of ﬁnal decisions in any of the protests has been received by county auditor Amanda Waske.
School boards recognized for service to community
Volunteer school board members spend thousands of hours each year analyzing budgets, monitoring student achievement data, adopting effective policies and making key decisions to ensure that each Iowa student receives an excellent education. The Iowa Association of School Boards (IASB) invites communities to celebrate and thank their local school board members during School Board Recognition Month in May 2013. This year’s theme, “Building Brighter Futures,” recognizes that Iowa’s volunteer school board members are providing innovative leadership, through responsibilities ranging from strong ﬁnancial stewardship to ensuring high-quality curriculum, to make sure all students are able to grow and prosper through their education. This special month is an opportunity to highlight the excellent work being done on behalf of students and to thank the more than 2,000 men and women who govern Iowa’s public education __________________________
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Roads closed for repair work
Ringgold County Secondary Roads Department is announcing road repairs will be performed over the next three weeks starting the week of May 6. The repairs will be on the following roads in this order: 1. County Highway J55 from County Highway P46 to Decatur county line. 2. County Highway P46 from County Highway J55 to Mount Ayr. 3. County Highway P27 from Redding to State Highway 2. 4. County Highway J43 from County Highway P27 to Maloy. 5. County Highway P33 from State Highway 2 to Diagonal. 6. County Highway J20 from US Highway 169 through Tingley. The road work consists of crack ﬁlling and fresh oil will be on the roads. The roads will be closed to the public as the oil sets up, but roads will be back open during overnight hours. The public will have to use alternate routes during the road work. If you have any questions, please call the engineer’s ofﬁce at 641-464-3232.
Clearﬁeld superintendent Joe Drake presents opening remarks at the public hearing concerning the dissolution of the Clearﬁeld school district Monday night. Posted on the wall is a rough map reﬂecting patron preferences for which neighboring district they want their land assigned after June 2014. New district boundaries have not been ﬁnalized.
Snapshots of Ringgold County
The Mount Ayr Community board of education includes (L-R) Rod Shields, Chris Eaton, Duane Schafer, P.J. West and Brandi Shay.
Olympic archer to be in Diagonal
Getting ready for 100th birthday
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. Here, a 99 year-old silo stands north of Mount Ayr as a silent reminder of farming days gone by. Etched into the structure (inset) shows the date the silo was constructed. It wil be 100 years old next year. This is the ninth of the photos in our commemorative series.
Diagonal Community school board members have served the community of Diagonal for over 70 years collectively. They include (L-R) Becky Stamps (16 years), President Phil Mason (25 years), Pam Grace (23 years), Jim Strange (four years) and Amy Herr (three years).
The Diagonal Maroons archery team will hold its annual supper and fundraiser Sunday, May 5 in the south gymnasium. Doors will open at 4 p.m. Special guest will be Matt Stutzman, silver medalist at the 2012 London Olympics. Known at the “Armless Archer,” Stutzman competes at the highest levels of world-class archery using only his legs and feet. On his return visit to Diagonal, he will entertain the audience with inspirational stories of his overcoming his handicap and of his competition on the world stage. In addition, he will perform trick shots and have his Olympic medal on display. Prior to Stutzman’s presentation, the archery team will host several games, rafﬂes and a smoked pork supper with all the ﬁxins. Cost for admission and meal is $6 for adults $4 for students in grades K-12. Admission without the meal is $4 for adults $2 for students in grades K-12.
Opinion A week keeping an eye on Nana again LOOKING BACK in the Early Files THOUGHTS
Valle’s mother spent a week with us as she recovered from a recent fall. Then last week we took her home and I spent the week at her house while I attended a church conference in Independence, MO. I was to try to keep an eye on her. I had done it when she was in the hospital, and we get along well then. Unfortunately, I probably needed more looking after than she did. I borrowed her car the ﬁrst day of the conference to drive from her independent living apartment at The Groves to the conference site. The ﬁrst night I evidently did something to it. I had parked in the lot at the conference site, which had big telephone poles serving as the “bumper guards” between sides of the parking lot. I noticed that the front of the car caught a little bit as I pulled into the space. The front bumper stuck completely over the big pole, but I didn’t think anything of it. I stopped to get gasoline in the car on the way home at the end of the day and as I pulled away from the station, a red light began to blink, an incessant ringing began, and the dash board of the Aurora blinked the message that there was low oil pressure. I stopped for a gallon of milk at the grocery store, hoping that maybe it was just a sensor that would go off. No luck. But I didn’t seem to be losing any oil, so that was a good sign. So I pulled into the ﬁrst gas station to check the oil. The only problem was, I couldn’t ﬁnd the switch to open the hood. As I searched through the manual in the glove compartment, a helpful convenience store clerk, out for a smoke break, came over to see if he could help the elderly gentleman dressed in a suit who looked lost, trying to get the hood up. He had worked on a ﬂeet of cars for a rental agency so knew just what to do. He brought out some napkins, helped me check the oil, found I was a quart low, and got me a quart of oil and a paper funnel to make sure it went where it was supposed to go. I started up the car again. No change. When Valle’s brother-in-law took it in the next day to get it ﬁxed, we found that the sensor for the oil light was on a bar under the front bumper and somehow I had bumped it hard enough to bend the bar and damage the sensor. At least I didn’t put a hole in the oil pan or something. It took a couple of days for me to be able to borrow the car again. And a bill of over $300. In the meantime I hitched rides with family and friends. Wednesday night daughter Cara came to the service following work and so I asked for a ride home with her. It was a rainy night and she was parked in a muddy area, but I didn’t think anything of it. We didn’t have any trouble driving out of it and were soon at Nana’s door. I said hello to Nana and some friends who gather in a lounge area at the entry to visit many nights. I
Mount Ayr Record-News
Thursday, May 2, 2013
& other things
BY ALAN SMITH
walked down the hall to her apartment, went in, hiked back to the bedroom to drop the books and items I was carrying and went back to the dining room table to glance at the Guideposts I had been reading at breakfast. For some reason I looked down. I was standing in a big mud track. Uh oh. Sure enough, one could trace my whole path through the apartment from mud and grass prints. And my tennis shoes still had plenty of mud to spread around. I quickly took off my shoes and cleaned them. Then I found a rag and some cleaning solution and erased my tracks. It took some effort, but Nana’s carpet was none the worse for wear. Then I remembered I must have made the same mess down the hall. I peeked out of the apartment door to ﬁnd an even more dramatic trail from the front door. I left that one to dry, thinking it would be easier to clean up. The janitor had it vacuumed up by the next day, ahead of any of my efforts to hide my indiscretion. I was on a roll by now. I asked Nana if she was ready to evict me, but she kindly let me stay. So the next night, I came home to make supper for both of us after the afternoon session. I grilled some pork chops with Mrs. Dash, sprinkled some walnuts and Craisin to make a spinach salad, cooked some lima beans and got out the chunky apple sauce that was on the menu. I was a bit cramped on the small counter space next to the stove as I got out the margarine to help spice up the ﬂavor of the lima beans. I was watching the margarine melt into the beans when I smelled something. I had laid the lid down on a hot burner and the plastic was melting and running over the electric burner as it smoked. I grabbed the lid off, saving most of it, but then I had to get the plastic off the burner as soon as I could. So here I was, tasked with keeping an eye on Valle’s mom. I damage her car, track mud through her apartment and then try to set it on ﬁre in three days. Thankfully I did a better job the rest of the week and there were no more major snafus. An objective outside observer, however, might have questioned who should be living in the independent living apartment. Sorry, Nana.
Snapshots of History
BY MIKE AVITT Beth Eason’s name appears on the back of this photo so I’m guessing she donated this picture to the Preservation Partnership many years ago. I’m convinced this week’s photo was taken between 1937 and 1944 because Walter died in 1944 and 1937 is when the Old Timer’s Reunion (co-founded by Randolph) was begun. I think Walter came from his home in West Union to attend these reunions. I don’t know when Randolph located his busines here, but I’m sure it was in the teens or earlier. Randolph retired in 1944 and sold his building to Arthur Palmer who operated his abstract business here. In October 1955, Mr. Palmer sold his building to Emmet Warin where Mr. Warin set up his law ofﬁce. The dentist ofﬁce of Dr. B. W. Knight is behind the Beall brothers, in this picture, and Dr. Knight would still be located here in the early 1970s. Now, we’ll look at the building on the far left which is the subject of this week’s article. I can make out the word “SHOP” on the sign in front, and I’m certain this was William Kibbe’s shoe shop. William sold the building to Myron Horn in September 1945 for $2,500. Mr. Horn went into business with a man named Greene, and they sold wiring and electrical supplies. Joe Dalton bought the building and business in late November 1945 and sold appliances. In the early 1950s, a man named Bob Wilson started a tavern in the building. Mr. Wilson’s business was somewhat unsuccessful, and he sold his business to Joe Sobotka and Lefty Geist in 1954. Lefty, a local baseball star, bought out his partner in 1955 and the business has been Lefty’s Club Tavern since then. Lefty’s son Crae operates the business today. I was fortunate enough to ﬁnd the beginning of this building in a Twice-A-Week News dated May 18, 1897. Randolph Beall bought half interest in the Daily News in 1892. Randolph bought out his partner, T. F. Armstrong, in 1893 and brought brother Walter into the paper on March 1, 1893. They soon changed the name of the paper to Twice-A-Week News and made plans for the erection of a new ofﬁce building in 1897.
Fifty Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr RecordNews, Thursday, April 25, 1963.) The voters of Mount Ayr overwhelmingly approved the granting of a non-exclusive franchise to the Iowa Southern Utilities Company during an election held Friday. Four hundred and ﬁfty persons favored continuation of the franchise, which grants the company the right to maintain the necessary poles, lines, wires, conduits and other appliances for the transmission of electric current along the streets of Mount Ayr. Only 31 negative votes were cast. Conversion to a dial system of several telephone exchanges in Ringgold county will occur during the third quarter of 1964. This statement was made by Walter Hamilton, state manager of the Iowa State Telephone Corporation, who presented a progress report Thursday evening during the regular meeting of the Mount Ayr Businessmen’s Club. The exchanges scheduled for the change over include Beaconsﬁeld, Kellerton, Mount Ayr, Delphos, Maloy and Benton, which were purchased in recent years by the Iowa State Telephone Corporation. Mr. Hamilton stated that $1,400,000 will be spent in Ringgold county in construction and work incident to the conversion. Buildings will be constructed at Mount Ayr, Kellerton and Benton. Mrs. John Taylor of Diagonal, vice chairman of the Ringgold County Extension Family Living Committee, will attend the rural Homemakers Leadership Recognition Program, sponsored by the Omaha Chamber of Commerce on May 2 in Omaha, NE. Mrs. Taylor will be accompanied by the chairmen of the Family Living Committees in Taylor and Union counties and Mrs. Helen Streebin, Ringgold county extension assistant in home economics. En route to Mount Ayr from a ﬁve- weeks’ trip through the southwest, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Burchett, were injured Thursday about 9 a.m. in a car-truck collision in Leavenworth, KS. The Burchetts had stopped at a red light in Leavenworth when their car was struck in the rear by a refrigeration truck. With the Burchetts in Leavenworth was their daughter, Mrs. Darrell Powers ___________________________
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of Kellerton. Thieves entered two places of business in Kellerton early Thursday morning. At the Kellerton Lumber and Coal Company, operated by Harold Harvey, the loot included a drill, several drill bits, two punches, two chisels and $5 in change from the cash register. The other breakin was at Drake’s Grocery, owned and operated by Mr. and Mrs. Loren Drake, which the thieves entered by breaking a glass at the rear of the building. Only a 32-caliber pistol was taken. Paul Lay of Kellerton, a senior of the Mount Ayr Community high school, has been awarded a Shell Merit Scholarship in nation-wide competition. The scholarship, established by the Shell Companies Foundation, Inc., provides for the recipient a total of $4,400 for a four-year course of study at Iowa State University in Ames. Members of the Kellerton Volunteer Fire Department have launched a fund-raising campaign, the ultimate goal of which is to procure sufﬁcient money to purchase an oxygen resuscitator for use in their community and, in case of an emergency, in other localities. Births reported at Ringgold County Hospital this week were a son, born April 22, to Mr. and Mrs. George Hann of Grant City, MO and a son, born April 22, to Mr. and Mrs. Leroy McNeese of Sheridan, MO. The obituary in this issue was Fern Finley Mix. Twenty-ﬁve Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr RecordNews, Thursday, May 5, 1988.) Time was turned back to the medieval period for TAG students in the Mount Ayr Community elementary school this week as they celebrated their study of the period of history with a special program. Dressed in costume, the students had a ceremony and banquet honoring the dubbing of Sir Cody and then took parents on a tour of the medieval museum the students had made. Ringgold Singers “lit up the night” as a capacity crowd attended the county choral group’s annual concert Friday night in the Mount Ayr Community high school auditorium. A Mount Ayr corporation has purchased $53.8 million in loans
and assets of 36 insolvent banks in Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri. The sale to Central States Resources Corp., a new corporation of which Randy Vardaman of Mount Ayr is sole owner, will allow the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation to close its ofﬁce set up in Omaha to deal with the string of bank failures through the area. LCDR Robert Ward, USN, a 1974 graduate of Mount Ayr Community high school and the eldest son of Dee Ward and the late Robert Ward, recently participated in the commissioning ceremony of the USS San Jacinto in Houston, TX. The USS San Jacinto is one of the Navy’s newest and ﬁnest cruisers and will join the ﬂeet in Norfolk, VA. Tricia Waugh was part of the state championship AAU girls ﬁve on ﬁve basketball team which has qualiﬁed for the national tournament to be held July 7-16 in Miami, FL. Waugh is the daughter of Mr. ad Mrs. Jerry Waugh of Jefferson and granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Waugh of rural Redding. Waugh, who was named to the all-state ﬁrst team and is an all-American this year, will play for the University of Iowa Hawkeye women’s basketball team next year. There have been many big moments in Mount Ayr boys track looking back over the years. Add a new one to that list. It is the victory that the Mount Ayr boys scored in their own Raider Relays on Thursday, April 28. The Mount Ayr boys surprised their coach, their fans and even themselves with their win. Possibly even more surprising was the margin of 20 points over second place, Clarke of Osceola. Mount Ayr Community high school senior Ed McCreary was named the outstanding senior vocal music student at Mount Ayr Community high school at the annual vocal music concert Monday night. Ed is the son of Carol and Jim McCreary. Obituaries in this week’s issue were Sarah Miranda Olive Williams, L. “Dale” Jungberg, Gladys Oleva Trullinger Bonjour and Helen Alberta Bennett Brouhard. Ten Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr RecordNews, Thursday, April 24, 2003.) Water revenues are not keeping
system. Please take this opportunity to notice what your schools and board have offered your children this year, and to acknowledge your district leaders. Visit IASB’s web-
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Letter to the Editor
Writer thanks Ernst, Dolecheck
Dear Editor, I take this means of expressing my appreciation to Sen. Joni Ernst and Rep. Cecil Dolecheck for their time to come visit with their constituents here in Ringgold county. This affords all of us an opportunity to express concerns on a one-to-one basis with our legislators and not have to expend time and money to drive to Des Moines to meet with them. They are willing to listen to our issues and have discussions on a variety of topics at each visit. These coffees update all of us as to items upcoming in the Legislature as well as progress of different bills currently before considered. I am always pleased to see the attendance at these coffees. This deﬁnitely shows the interest Ringgold county residents have in issues affecting our county, our state and each of us as individuals. Thanks, also, to the Mount Ayr Chamber for sponsoring the coffees. Sincerely, Raymond Shields, President Ringgold County Farm Bureau
up with expenditures now that the city is not treating its own water so an increase in charges to city residents was approved by the council Monday night. Along with an increase in cost of water to the city now that it relies on the Southern Iowa Rural Water Association system for its water, there are increased costs from water line breaks and funds needed for water tower maintenance, city clerk Duane Glick explained. Water rates will go up $1 a thousand gallons. Ten new members were inducted into the Parnassus Chapter of the National Honor Society at Mount Ayr Community high school in a ceremony Monday night. New members included Mark Trullinger, Clara Terrell, Aric Hewlett, Heidi Winkler, Matthew Weed, Daniel Graham, Kinda Fisher, Anna Rusk, Rachel Sobotka and Maggie Gilliland. Helping with the induction were two-year members Jacque Baker, Jeff Burgher, Daniel Stull and Brad Wilson. A young Diagonal man was found dead in an apparent suicide at his home in Diagonal at 9:41 p.m. Friday night. The body of Josh Adkisson, 18, was discovered in the basement of the residence by his father, Gordon Adkisson. Two Mount Ayr Community high school Technology Students of America (TSA) contestants placed second in the state in one of the contests they entered at the state convention in Des Moines April 1617. Jason Wilkey and Scott Norris took second place in the architectural modeling competition. Three buildings in the downtown area of Diagonal were demolished, giving a new look to the main street in Diagonal recently. Two buildings built in 1902 were demolished -the former Ostrander store and the Diagonal Lions Club and the former Diagonal Snooker Parlor were all burned and knocked down. Mount Ayr Community high school will be represented at the Drake Relays in Des Moines Friday by one participant - Raider senior long jumper Nathan Weeda. Births this week were a daughter, born April 9, to David and Megan Buchanan of Creston; a daughter, born April 17, to Nathan and Stasia Nickle of Clearﬁeld, and a daughter, born April 17, to Tadd and April Bainum of Urbandale. Obituaries were Elberta G. Dorsett Clark, Richard Duane Motsinger and Mary “Jeanette” Staebler Wolf.
BY LISA WILSON
K-12 Public School Board Data Board seats in Iowa.............................. ........ 2,138 Male board members................ 1,404 male - 66% Female board members............ 734 female - 34% Student enrollment 2012-13..................... 475,314 Total budget dollars 2012-13.............. $5.1 billion Length of Service Less than 5 years..........1,088..........................51% 5-9 years......................... 563......................... 26% 10-14 years..................... 225......................... 11% 15-19 years..................... 190........................... 9% 20+ years.......................... 72........................... 3% Mount Ayr Board Rod Shields............................................. 16 years PJ West.................................................... 4+ years Duane Schafer......................................... 3+ years Brandie Shay........................................... 2+ years Chris Eaton.............................................. 1+ years Diagonal Board Phil Mason............................................... 25 years Pam Grace................................................ 23 years Becky Stamps........................................... 16 years Jim Strange............................................... 4 years Amy Herr.................................................. 3 years
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Randolph and Walter Beall pose in front of Randolph’s real estate ofﬁce at 105 E. Madison in Mount Ayr. The Twice-A-Week News owned all of the lots between Citizens Bank and the alley to the east. The new ofﬁce was to be built next to the alley, 24 feet across and 42 feet deep. The brick used in construction was burned in Mount Ayr by J. R. Hillhouse. The front 12 feet of the main ﬂoor was for an editorial ofﬁce on the left and a business ofﬁce on the right. The space beyond the ofﬁces was the composing room. The front of the basement was the mail and folding room while the press room occupied the back half. The upstairs was used for storage and drying. An architect’s drawing appears in the June 22, 1897 Twice-AWeek News, and the ﬁnal product is identical to the drawing. However, the building only housed the newspaper for 10 years as the Twice-A-Week News merged with the Ringgold Record in 1907. The new paper, called the Mount Ayr Record-News, was printed in the old Ringgold Record building on North Taylor Street. Garage Sale? Advertise in the Mount Ayr Record-News classi eds and draw a crowd!
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2:30 a.m., Caller requesting inmate information. (MA) 3:46 a.m., 911 call. (MA) 5:51 a.m., Caller reporting power outage. (CO) 7:35 a.m., Call for jail, (OC) 8:50 a.m., Call for civil clerk, (OC) 9:04 a.m., Call for jail. (OC) 9:13 a.m., Call for jail. (KE) 9:15 a.m., Caller with question about accident. (MA) 9:18 a.m., Call for ofﬁcers regarding road closures. (MA) 10:32 a.m., call for chief deputy. (MA) 10:45 a.m., caller reporting a stray dog in the county. (CO) 11:24 a.m., call for jail. (MA) 11:30 a.m., call for dispatch. 12:30 p.m., call about inmate’s court date. (CO) 2:35 p.m., call for sheriff. (CO) 2:50 p.m., caller needing information about inmate. (MA) 4:34 p.m., call about inmate. (MA) 4:38 p.m., attorney wanting to speak to inmate. (OC) 6:05 p.m., call for sheriff. (CO) 6:33 p.m., call about inmate’s property. (KE) 9 p.m., call from other law agency. (OC) 11:40 p.m., caller reporting something about two feet tall in the road --- pheasant tail feathers. (OC) 11:52 a.m., series of 911 calls regarding a lost person. (OC) Saturday, April 20 12:48 a.m., caller advising a person would be checking in later this morning. (CO) 7:04 a.m., call for dispatch. (CO) 7:49 a.m., sheriff checking in. (CO) 8:41 a.m., caller needing assistance. (MA) 8:51 a.m., caller needing address of jail. (OC) 9:05 a.m., caller advised of a wrong number. (OC) 9:47 a.m., call for sheriff. (CO) 9:50 a.m., call for magistrate. (MA) 10:07 a.m., reserve ofﬁcer checking in. (MA) 10:41 a.m., 911 call --- false alarm. (MA) 10:45 a.m., call for ofﬁcer. (CO) 11:06 a.m., report of cows out south of Kellerton. (CO) 11:16 a.m., call for dispatch. (CO) 11:24 a.m., call for dispatch. (CO) 11:28 a.m., caller with questions about putting money on books. (OC) 11:56 a.m., call for ofﬁcers. (MA) 11:58 a.m., report of power outage. (SV) 12:03 p.m., call for jail. (CO) 12:23 p.m., caller with information for ofﬁcer. (MA) 1 p.m., caller reporting a washout on a county road. (CO) 1:32 p.m., caller reporting a controlled burn. (CO) 1:43 p.m., caller with information for inmate. (MA) 8:30 p.m., caller reporting prowlers. (EL) 8:48 p.m., two 911 calls, reporting a driver going the wrong way on I35. (OC) 9:01 p.m., domestic trouble. (MA) 9:52 p.m., caller reporting a deer in the road. (MA) Sunday, April 21 2 a.m., 911 call, false alarm. 4:15 a.m., call for jail. (OC) 4:25 a.m., domestic trouble. (MA) 8:48 a.m., REC call, report of a broken ground wire. (CO) 9:29 a.m., report of cows out. (CO) 9:29 a.m., dog call. (MA) 11:12 a.m., caller needing to do time. (CO) Monday, April 22 8:11 a.m., report of a hole in the road. (CO) 8:36 a.m., call for jail. (OC) 9:18 a.m., caller setting up visitation with inmate. (OC) 9:32 a.m., call for jail. (MA) 9:47 a.m., call for sheriff. (OC) 9:48 a.m., individual at the sheriff’s ofﬁce needing permission for inmate visitation. (MA) 9:56 a.m., call for jail. (OC) 10:18 a.m., report of a controlled burn. (CO) 10:32 a.m., call for jail. (OC) 10:45 a.m., caller setting up visitation with inmate. (OC) 10:53 a.m., call about items under a bridge. (CO) 11:08 a.m., call for sheriff. (KE) 11:45 a.m., 911 call, ofﬁcer needed. (MA) 12:04 p.m., caller with information for dispatch. (CO) 12:48 p.m., call for ofﬁcer. (MA) 2:07 p.m., caller needing something picked up. (MA) 2:15 p.m., caller needing to speak to ofﬁcer. (TI) 2:23 p.m., caller reporting a controlled burn. (CO) 2:42 p.m., caller with information for dispatch. (MA) 3:09 p.m., caller reporting trafﬁc problems. (CO) 3:13 p.m., caller reporting controlled burn ﬁnished. (CO) 3:49 p.m., caller with sheriff sale questions. (CO) 4:08 p.m., caller advising there will be a funeral tomorrow. (MA) 4:22 p.m., caller advising of an accident and needing an ofﬁcer. 4:25 p.m., 911 call, report of hay on ﬁre. (CO) 4:34 p.m., caller with information for jail. (MA) 4:35 p.m., vehicle lockout. (DI) 5:30 p.m., request for an ambulance. (MA) 6:50 p.m., caller advising of phone calls that needed to be dealt with. (CO) 7:48 p.m., caller asking that sheriff’s ofﬁce personnel rescue a cat. (MA) 8:26 p.m., caller with information for the jail. (OC) 8:27 p.m., call for ofﬁcer. (CO) Tuesday, April 23 8:25 a.m., call for sheriff. (MA) 9 a.m., caller asking how inmate visitation works. (OC) 9:24 a.m., call for jail. (OC) 9:44 a.m., call for inmate. (OC) 9:50 a.m., call for jail. (OC) 10 a.m., dog call. (MA) 10:45 a.m., call for jail. (CO) 10:57 a.m., call for jail. (MA) 11:36 a.m., caller advising dogs were there now. (MA) 12:24 p.m., caller needing jail/ inmate call information. (OC) 2 p.m., jailer call. (OC) 2:17 p.m., caller needing jail/ inmate call information. (MA) Wednesday, April 24 8:19 a.m., Taylor county advising their computers were down. (OC) 10:14 a.m., caller reporting their trash can had been knocked over. (MA) 11:24 a.m., animal complaint. (KE) 12:07 p.m., jail information needed. (OC) 12:56 p.m., jail information needed. (OC) 1:05 p.m., jail information needed. (OC) 1:21 p.m., jail information needed. (OC) 1:28 p.m., security check placed. (MA) 1:50 p.m., caller needing clerk of court number. (OC) 1:55 p.m., jail information needed. (MA) 3:57 p.m., caller wanting to be called back. (MA) 5:40 p.m., call for ofﬁcer. (MA) Thursday, April 25 6:51 a.m., call for jail. (OC) 8 a.m., call for sheriff. (OC) 9:44 a.m., caller needing address of the jail. (OC)
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SIMPLE MISDEMEANOR AND TRAFFIC CONVICTIONS March 18-25, 2013 John Eugene Darrah, Redding, $108.00, speeding 6-10 m.p.h. over the speed limit. Dakota John Sullivan, Winterset, $114.00, speeding 6-10 m.p.h. over the speed limit. Justin Alan Frost, Mount Ayr, $127.50, seat belt violation. Tyler Ryan Campbell, Mount Ayr, $127.50, seat belt violation. Clarence Junior Steinbach, Diagonal, $335.00, open container/ driver over 21. Tyson James Rawlings, Creston, $335.00, open container/driver over 21. Shauna Marie Aborn, Trenton, MO, $132.50, operation without registration. Anita Marie Brunner, Mount Ayr, $735.00, employee supplying alcohol to person underage. Steven Paul Winebrenner, Atlantic, $70.00, failure to maintain control. FROM RINGGOLD COUNTY DISTRICT COURT • April 22 - Trial information was ﬁled in district court charging Leonard Carl Clark of Mount Ayr with conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance/marijuana. Bond set previously of $5,000 continues and preliminary hearing was cancelled. Clark was ordered to appear for arraignment on Monday, May 6, 2013. • April 22 - A judgment was ﬁled in district court ﬁnding Vicki Jo Abell of Lenox guilty of driving while license revoked. Abell was sentenced to one day in jail and given credit for one day served. In addition, Abell was ordered to pay a ﬁne of $1,000, a surcharge of $350, a drug abuse resistance education surcharge of $10, jail fees of $35 and court costs of $100, all monies payable to the clerk of court. Abell was also ordered to pay the state of Iowa for her courtappointed attorney fees which will be determined at a later date. Appeal bond was ﬁxed at $1,000. • April 22 - A judgment was ﬁled in district court ﬁnding Eduardo Mondragon-Sanchez of Mount Ayr guilty of possession of a controlled substance/marijuana. In a plea agreement, Sanchez pled guilty to the possession charge, with the understanding that could result in his deportation, in exchange for dismissal of a second charge of conspiracy to manufacture a controlled substance/marijuana. Sanchez was sentenced to 180 days in jail and given credit for 180 days served. He was to lose his driver’s license for a period of 180 days. In addition, he was ordered to pay a ﬁne of $315, a surcharge of $110.25, a drug abuse resistance education surcharge of $10, jail fees of $7,650, a law enforcement initiative surcharge of $125 and court costs of $490, all monies payable to the clerk of court. Sanchez was ordered to reimburse the state of Iowa for his court-appointed attorney fees which will be determined at a later date. Appeal bond was ﬁxed at $1,000. RINGGOLD COUNTY SHERIFF’S LOG
10:20 a.m., call for clerk. (MA) 10:23 a.m., call for jail. (OC) 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please contact for information on rules and regulations, parks, trail ways, camping, shelter reservations, environmental education and more. Parks are open March 15 - November 15. Walk-in trafﬁc is allowed year round. • County Weed Commissioner: Brenda Adams, 641-344-9629. • 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: email@example.com. Hours:
Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The tornado sirens in Mount Ayr will be tested the ﬁrst Tuesday of each month unless there is severe weather. • Engineer: Zach Gunsolley, P.E., 464-3232. 707 South Henderson Drive. Ofﬁce hours: Monday Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. • General Relief: Gary Smith, 109 W. Madison St., 464-2397. Mondays and Thursdays, 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Tuesdays, 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.; Closed Wednesdays and Fridays. In case of emergency 641-464-2397 or 641-202-1199. • Recorder: Karen Schaefer, 464-3231. Passport applications are taken daily from 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. and noon - 4 p.m. Certiﬁed vital records can be obtained from 8 a.m. - noon and 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. The recorder’s ofﬁce serves as a passport agent. Items needed to apply are: certiﬁed copy of birth certiﬁcate, driver’s license or state issued ID, two-inch square passport photos and passport application (both available at recorder’s ofﬁce) and fees. Allow four to six weeks from date of application to receive passport book or card from the passport agency. Expedited service is available for an additional fee. Individuals with recent name changes can get their passport book/card updated without a fee within one year of issue. Forms may be obtained at the recorder’s ofﬁce. For additional information call the recorder’s ofﬁce or go to www.travel.state.gov/passport. • Sanitarian: Ringgold County Public Health Agency, 464-0691. Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. • Public Health Agency: 119 S. Fillmore, 464-0691. Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. • Sheriff: Mike Sobotka, Emergency Only 911, Non-Emergency (Available 24/7) 464-3921 or 4642911. New location at the Ringgold County Law Enforcement Center, 801 West South Street. Hours are 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Road Conditions - dial 511 or online at www.IowaRoadConditions. org. • Treasurer: Debbie Cannon, 464-3230. 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 trea-
surer’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 April birth dates are reminded to register their motor vehicles by May 31, 2013. Bring in the renewal statement received in the mail so renewals can be quickly processed. • Driver’s License Ofﬁce: Lo-
cated in the Treasurer’s Ofﬁce. Driver’s licenses may be renewed any time during the period of 30 calendar days before and up to 60 calendar days after the driver’s birth date. The driver’s license station hours are Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Phone 464-3230 with questions. • Veterans Affairs: Gary Smith, 109 W. Madison St., 464-2397. Mondays and Thursdays, 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Tuesdays, 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.; Closed Wednesdays and Fridays. In case of emergency 641-464-2397 or 641-202-1199.
County supervisors review hazard plans
The Ringgold county board of supervisors met in regular session Monday, April 29. Teresa Jackson, county emergency management director, reviewed the county’s Continuity of Community and Governments plan. The plan describes the process the county would follow if for some reason the county courthouse would become incapacitated. For example, part of the plan stipulates all county ofﬁces would be moved to the 4-H building at the fairgrounds where county services would try to remain functioning and accessible to residents. In a separate but related item, Jackson told the board the county hazard mitigation plan that is currently open for public input is important to qualify for federal disaster relief. She said because the county had in place a hazard mitigation plan, FEMA funds had become available for construction on the new bath house/safe room at Judge Lewis Park. Jackson was also present during a discussion of an airport zoning ordinance. Andrew Collings of the Southern Iowa Council of Governments asked for board approval to move forward with a grant application to begin surveying land surrounding the Mount Ayr airport in preparation for the establishment of zoning of the land. Without a zoning ordinance in place, the city cannot apply for federal assistance for maintenance and repair of the airport. Although the airport is within the city limits, the county is involved because the zoning ordinance would extend beyond the city limits to limit the height of structures within a certain radius of the airport. In another discussion, Jackson informed the board about a commodity ﬂow study that will identify hazardous materials being transported through Decatur and Ringgold counties on Highway 2. Jackson said that information is necessary so that county ﬁreﬁghters, law enforcement and other emergency responders can be properly trained in the management of hazardous material in the case of an accident. A number of county residents appeared before the board to question plans for maintenance and repair of county seal coat roads. The board approved a letter seeking a portion of leftover funds from the Natural Resource Conservation Service. The fund has a balance of nearly $400,000 that will be split among Iowa’s 99 counties, but counties must request inclusion in the distribution. The board also heard a report that new, more accurate ﬂood plain maps will be made available by the end of the year. Having the new maps in place will enable the county to better assist residents who may need to purchase ﬂood insurance. The board also passed three resolutions stemming from a Medicaid claim. In their entirety, they state 1) “WHEREAS, the Ringgold County Board of Supervisors hereby accepts Attorney Carlton Salmons decision to appeal the decision of Iowa Medicaid Enterprise on April 22, 2013”; 2) “WHEREAS, the Ringgold County Board of Supervisors hereby directs Attorney Carlton Salmons to ﬁle a waiver request with Director of DHS Charles Palmer regarding the Iowa Medicaid Enterprise claim”; 3) “WHEREAS, the Ringgold County Board of Supervisors hereby directs County Attorney Clint Spurrier to prepare a letter for the Board of Supervisors to submit to ICAP regarding the Iowa Medicaid Enterprise claim.”
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✦ Thursday Night, May 2
Belgian Waffles and Bacon with or without Srawberries and Whipped Cream
✦ Friday Night, May 3
Barbecued Ribs Night
Fried Chicken or Pork Loin and Dressing – 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
First Friday night of every month
April 18-25, 2013 Thursday, April 18 9:45 a.m., Call for civil desk. (OC) 10:09 a.m., Call for Mount Ayr ﬁre chief. (MA) 10:17 a.m., Call for ofﬁcer. (OC) 10:30 a.m., Call for ofﬁcer. (OC) 10:55 a.m., Call for sheriff. (MA) 11:16 a.m., Caller reporting accident. (MA) 11:34 a.m., Caller with question about ﬂooding. (CO) 11:55 a.m., Call for sheriff. (CO) Friday, April 19
(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)
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Wednesdays, May 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29
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CITY OF MOUNT AYR BRUSH PICK UP
Second Thursday of Every Month Call City Hall 641-464-2402 to make arrangements
North Side of the Square in Mount Ayr Ph. 641-464-2900 • Connie Ph. 641-344-0586
Come to Farmers Coop for all your lawn care and garden needs!
3-lb. was $11.99 - NOW $9.99 7-lb. was $22.99 - NOW $19.99 20-lb. was $46.99 - NOW $41.99
Scotts Classic Grass Seed – Sun and Shade Mix
RINGGOLD COUNTY K-9 UNIT ANNUAL
Mount Ayr American Legion Building ◆ Supper starting at 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. – Freewill donation ◆ Auction to follow supper
Items donated for auction so far:
Up For Auction To Any Business For Two Hours of Labor – Clint Spurrier, Deputy Shannon Arends, Deputy Matt Carr
• 55” LG flat-screen TV • Korbie Rinehart CD • 2 cases of wine from Red Brick Winery • Barbecue tools • Chain saw • Fencer • 8-year-old gelding • Seed corn • Dog food • Talladega tickets for October 20 race • Beef • Bunn coffeepot • Floor mats • Case IH (toy) tractor • Scarves • Skyfall Trampoline Park passes • Casey’s gift certificates • Local camping passes • Kansas City Royal tickets • Cupcakes and pies from local bakers • • • • • • Alan Jackson tickets at Iowa State Fair Mary Kay® Iowa Cubs tickets Knoxville Raceway tickets Funny Bone tickets Mount Ayr Community School 2013 home football passes • Quilt blocks • Baby quilt • Certificate for 300 cream cheese mints • Handmade furniture item by Jerry Buck • Hot air balloon ride discount coupon • Load of gravel from Schildberg Construction • KSIB donated “on-air advertising” • Hydraulic tractor fluid • Jewelry • Glendenning Motor Co. oil change • Green Valley Pest Control and Lawn Care • More to come
Saturday, May 4
Preen Weed Preventer
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Wanda Hosfield Broker-Owner Cell: 641-344-4802
Sarah McAlexander • 641-782-0734
by the deadline – Saturday, June 8, 2013
Ringgold County Fair
We Have Earl May Garden Seed In Stock Great Variety of Solar Pathway, Spot and Garden Landscape Lights starting at $6.99
403 E. South Street, Mount Ayr Ph. 641-464-3821 HOURS: Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Ron Landphair • Cell 641-234-0056 Sherri L. Adams • Cell 641-442-5289 Darin Dolecheck • Cell 641-234-0220 Norma Sickels • Cell 641-344-5407 Cass Hosfield • Cell 641-344-8583 Rick Nielsen • Cell 712-621-4318
2 p.m. at the Ringgold County Courthouse with the crowning during fair week on Thursday, July 11, 2013, 7:30 p.m.
Queen and Princess Contest Judging Sunday, June 23, 2013
Proceeds go toward training and maintaining the K-9 Unit.
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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, May 2 Card shower for Dorothy Main’s 90th birthday. Cards and correspondence may be sent to her at Mount Ayr Health Care, P.O. Box 547, Mount Ayr, IA 50854. U.S.B.C.H.A. National Cattledog Finals at Leeton, MO from daylight to dusk. 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, May 3 U.S.B.C.H.A. National Cattledog Finals at Leeton, MO from daylight to dusk. Hamburger Feed Fund-Raiser at the Mount Ayr Assembly of God Church at 1605 W. South Street from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 4 U.S.B.C.H.A. National Cattledog Finals at Leeton, MO from daylight to dusk. Open closet at the Mount Ayr Assembly of God from 8 to 11 a.m. Ringgold County K-9 Unit Annual Fund-Raising Auction at the Mount Ayr American Legion building with supper from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and auction to follow. Sunday, May 5 U.S.B.C.H.A. National Cattledog Finals at Leeton, MO from daylight to dusk. Open house for Lavon Burchett Thomas’ 100th birthday at the Mount Ayr First Christian Church from 2 to 4 p.m. If unable to attend, cards and correspondence may be sent to her at 3709 SE 23rd Street, Des Moines, IA 50320. Diagonal Maroons archery annual supper/fund-raiser featuring 2012 Olympic silver medalist Matt Stutzman. Doors open at 4 p.m. at the Diagonal gym. Games and rafﬂes will shut down at 6:30 p.m. with Matt to follow. Monday, May 6 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, May 7 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, May 8 $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, May 9 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. Friday, May 10 Ringgold Singers 60’s Beach Party picnic supper at 6:30 p.m. with program following at the American Legion building. Saturday, May 11 Annual mother-daughterfriends brunch at the American Legion building in Mount Ayr at 9 a.m. Breakfast for supper at the Benton community building from 5 to 7 p.m. Freewill offering. Monday, May 13 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, May 14 Volunteer tea at Mount Ayr Health Care Center at 2 p.m. Mount Ayr American Legion Post 172 will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Post. V.F.W. Lamoni Post will meet at 7:30 p.m. at Lamoni Community Center.
Mount Ayr Record-News
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Mary Kathryn Gepner
April 29 - Amelia Jenks Bloomer, the editor of “The Lily,” the ﬁrst newspaper for women was a supporter of women’s suffrage and the temperance movement. Born Amelia Jenks in New York state in 1818, her name is most often associated with the “Bloomer costume,” and the city of Council Bluffs. Her husband, a very liberal-minded attorney, the mayor of Council Bluffs from 1869-71, supported his journalist-activist wife. His support was crucial for American women did not, at that time, have the right to vote or own property in their own name. Amelia Bloomer is remembered today for her arguments “that women could never be truly free while wearing the tightlybound corsets, layers of petticoats and ﬂoor-length heavy dresses of her era. Not merely conﬁning, these tightly-drawn corsets caused serious health problems for women and Bloomer refused to wear such clothing. Instead she wore a more practical outﬁt that came to be called the ‘bloomer costume,’ or bloomers -- a short skirt over loose ankle-length pantaloons buttoned at the ankle.” Dress or costume came to be a part of the rowing movement for the emancipation of women. In democratic societies freedom is the right to choose how you dress, especially if you are a woman. Repressive regimes in countries like Saudi Arabia dictate that women can only appear in public if accompanied by a male relative and they must be covered from head to toe in a black tent like costume called a chador. In Afghanistan and Pakistan, the head to toe covering for women, with only the eyes showing, is called a burqa. The chador and the burqa are the outward symbol of the oppression of women by these societies. Like American women of the 19th century, clothing is used to control and silence women. People in countries that pursue these policies will never be truly free as former First Ladies Laura Bush and Hillary Clinton remind us, “women’s rights are human rights.” New books in the library: New memorial book: “La’s Orchestra Saves the World” by Alexander McCall Smith. This book which celebrates music and friendship was donated to the library in memory of June Smith from Nancy Sackett. In regular print ﬁction: “Prey,” by Linda Howard, donated by Phyllis Manning. “Sweet Talk” by Julie
Several of Nancy Sackett’s piano students participated in the annual spring Piano Festival sponsored by the Southern Iowa Music Teachers on Saturday, April 20 at Murray. These students included (front row, L-R) Collin McAlexander, Jordan McAlexander, Anne James, Taylor Shields, Loryn Schaefer, Emmalee Schafer and Becca Dolecheck; (back row) Isaac Thomas, Laurie Anne Belzer, Rachel Sobotka, Kaitlyn Dolecheck, Rachel Gregg and their teacher Nancy Sackett.
Garwood, donated by Kay Hove. In regular print nonﬁction, “Dear Cary, My Life With Cary Grant” by Dyan Cannon. This book was donated by Phyllis Manning. “Servant’s Hall” by Margaret Powell. This real life Upstairs, Downstairs Romance helped inspire programs like ‘Downton Abbey.’ This book was donated by LuAnn Jackson. “Killing Lincoln” by Bill O’Reilly, this book was donated by Sandra Taylor. In regular print ﬁction: “Fool Me Twice” by Robert B. Parker, a Jesse Stone novel, “Wicked Business” by Janet Evanovich, “Severe Clear” by Stuart Woods, a Stone Barrington novel and “Low Pressure” by Sandra Brown. These books were donated by Sandra Taylor.
Piano festival held in Murray April 20
The Southern Iowa Music Teachers annual spring Piano Festival was held on Saturday, April 20 at Murray. Forty students from Leon, Lamoni, Centerville, Osceola, Murray, Indianola and Mount Ayr took part. Students participating from Nancy Sackett’s piano studio in Mount Ayr included Laurie Anne Belzer, Becca Dolecheck, Kaitlyn Dolecheck, Rachel Gregg, Anne James, Collin McAlexander, Jordan McAlexander, Loryn Schaefer, Emmalee Schafer, Taylor Shields, Rachel Sobotka and Isaac Thomas. The emphasis this year was on contemporary composers Bela Bartok and Dmitri Kabelevsky. Guest clinicians were Rebecca Nickels and Sarah Robinson, who teach with the Tower School of Music in Waverly. Workshops ranged from composition, taught by Melody De-
Vos of Osceola; learning about contemporary composers; musical games; and a performance time in which each student played two memorized songs with a clinician critiquing their work. A ﬁnale for the morning was Dr. Jack Ergo of Graceland University presenting the Composer Showcase that featured Bela Bartok. Each student then received a small statue of Bartok when the morning’s activities were over.
Ringgold Rockets 4-H Club The Ringgold Rockets 4-H club met at the home of Taylor Shields on Sunday, April 21, 2013, at 4 p.m. Members present were Taylor Shields, Olivia West, Bailey Anderson, Trevor Anderson, Lanie Shiel, Samantha Crawford and new recruit Ashton Shiel. Members not in attendance were Abigail Barnes, Dalton Barnes, Rachel Gregg, Leigh James and Ann James. The meeting was called to order at 4:05 p.m. The 4-H Pledge was led by Taylor Shields and Olivia West. The minutes from the last meeting (Feb. 17) were not available. They had the fund-raising event at Romano’s and then went to Mount Ayr Health Care Center to celebrate the February birthdays and play bingo with the residents. A short meeting was held after bingo. Marcy read two thank you notes. One was from Stacey Andreson and her family thanking the club for the garden stone given to them when her mother passed away. The other one was from the staff and residents from Mount Ayr Health Care thanking the club for coming out to play bingo with the residents and for the snacks. The residents always enjoy the visits and look forward to seeing them again. Treasurer’s report: Information was provided by Bailey Anderson. The discussion for future fundraising events were discussed and put on the calendar. Members discussed community service projects. Everyone decided they wanted to continue with the garbage pick-up along the highway. They decided that, since the May meeting was scheduled on the same day as Mount Ayr’s graduation, they had too many conﬂicts and chose to change their meeting date to Saturday, May 18. Members will meet in Kellerton at 9 a.m. and do the garbage pickup and then head to Bailey and Trevor Anderson’s home for the meeting and snacks. Samantha Crawford suggested they help put up the ﬂags at the cemetery in preparation for Memorial Day. Everyone agreed this was a good idea. Her dad is involved with this so they will check with him to ﬁnd out when their help would be needed. They will let everyone know more details later. Members had a short discussion about what days of the week everyone prefers to have meetings. Sunday seems to be a day reserved for family and wondered if a different day or time might work better. They will have more discussions at future meetings. Marcy presented information about a 4-H camp for ﬁfth and sixth graders. It will be held June 9-12. The cost is $145/camper. Deadline for registration is May 24. Rachel Gregg and Abigail Barnes are planning to attend if it works in their schedule. If anyone else is interested, please let Tessa or Marcy know. Marcy would be able to provide transportation to camp and also go pick them up on Wednesday. Dawn had also provided information from the fair board. The 4-H building will be undergoing some remodeling and this should be completed by May 19. They decided that they do not want anything to be nailed, stapled, etc. into the walls in the building. They wanted members to keep this in mind as they come up with ideas for decorating the club booth this year. The theme for the 2013 Ringgold County Fair is “We Have A Good Thing Growing.” Some ideas came up for their booth. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Taylor Shields and Olivia West. Taylor Shields provided a demonstration showing everyone how to make a lava lamp. She ﬁlled a water bottle one-half full with vegetable oil. She then added 1/4 cup of water. Next she carefully added 10 drops of food coloring. She had an Alka Seltzer tablet and broke it into four pieces. She would add one piece at a time and as she did, it would ﬁzz causing the “lava” to bubble up. It was really neat to watch. Taylor did an amazing job with her presentation. Taylor and her mom had also prepared enough food to feed a small army! It was all delicious! They even had some kettle corn to sample. A motion to adjourn was made by Samantha and seconded by Trevor. Meeting was adjourned at 5:05 p.m.
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• Eric and Melissa Friedrich are the proud parents of a baby boy born Thursday, April 18, 2013, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Morgan Matthew weighed nine pounds, 10 ounces and was 21 inches long. He was welcomed home by big sisters Tatum, age four and onehalf, and Alba, age one and onehalf. Grandparents are Malcolm and Ginny Eighmy of Mount Ayr and Rich and Vicki Friedrich of Guthrie Center. Great-grandparents are Peggy Skarda of Tingley and Don and Doris Laughery of Guthrie Center.
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that day. Levi and Ruby moved into the former Levi Mast home, now owned by Bill Quick, according to reports. April 26 was the school picnic at Timber View with a program by the students singing six songs all by memory. The softball game followed. Levi and Rosa Miller and David and Martha Yoder went to Chillicothe, MO Friday evening to visit a brother/uncle, Mose Keim. He had been in the hospital but had returned to his room again, facing health issues. Vernon and Mary Troyer had a family reunion Saturday, April 27. Coming from Monte Vista, CO were Ivan and Magdalena Troyer and seven children, also Matthew Millers and baby. From Jamesport, MO were Kenneth and Becky Troyer and two boys. From Bloomﬁeld were Samuel and Leona Yutzy and eight children, Ben and Clara Yutzy, Aaron Yoder and Susan Yoder. Coming from Princeton, MO were Junior and Becky Detweiler and ﬁve children. The locals were Pauls, Reubens, Jonases, Aarons and Nelsons, all Troyers, and Herman Mast’s family. It was a short enjoyable day with lots of activity. Precious memories, how they linger. Eli Yoders and Katie attended a wedding of a niece in Reedstown, WI last week. Eli and Frannie Hochstetler also attended the same wedding. The bride being Eli’s sister. April 30 Felty and Lizzie Bontrager and two remaining children at home are loading a truck and moving to Pierz, MN. with Helen Harris and Billy and Brent Harris Friday and went to the movie shown at the Christian church Sunday night. Brian Quick of Huxley and Abby and Josh Jensen of Ruthven were weekend visitors at Kathy and Dan Quick’s. Katie Hayse and friends from Creston spent Sunday through Wednesday at a quilt retreat in Ashland, NE. Katie and Preston Hayse and Shaun, Jillian and Tessa Kniep went to the Junk Jubilee Saturday at the fairgrounds in Des Moines. Bryson and Kaden Smith were weekend guests at Ginny and Bill Quick’s. Louden and Calvin Main were also overnight guests Saturday. Berta and Kenny Quick were Saturday lunch guests at Ginny and Bill’s. Rebecca Smith was a Saturday overnight guest. Bill and Karen Robertson of SaddleBrook, MO were Thursday afternoon visitors at Betty and J.W. Robertson’s. Wanda Hosﬁeld and Betty Robertson went to a wedding shower for Cass Hosﬁeld and Ann Uhlenkamp Saturday morning at Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church in Mount Ayr. Gary Lambert was a Sunday afternoon visitor at Robertsons’. Bobbi Bainum called on Lena Hunt, Lisa Hargrave and Carol Ann Kerwin Friday afternoon in Grant City, MO. Bob Wilt, former Redding resident, had surgery for amputation of his lower left leg Monday. He is now in a rehab center and is doing well. His mailing address is Box 690, Jasper, AR 72641. Creston. Judy was an overnight guest in the Ben Hewlett home in Osceola Friday. Penni Hewlett of Iowa City was a guest, also. Judy returned home Saturday. Jan Holmes and Kathryn were Mount Ayr shoppers Tuesday. They enjoyed the SIRHA meeting and supper Wednesday evening. Cassie Still spent Wednesday and Friday nights with her Grandma Kathy and Aunt Jan. Saturday the sisters, Cassie and several other family members enjoyed a ﬁshing day at Kathryn’s son, Doug’s quarry. They all went to Doug and Gina Still’s for a ﬁsh fry Saturday evening. Everyone had a great time around the ﬁre pit eating ﬁsh and the ﬁxings and ﬁxing s’mores. The sisters went ﬁshing again Monday but only caught three ﬁsh.
• Cathy Ward and Allison Carr of Iris’ Beauty Salon and Cindy Penry of Hair Tech in Creston and All About You Day Spa & Nail Salon in Red Oak attended J. D. Enterprises Spring Hair Show last week. It was a great experience and lots of fun. With the “ombre” color trend here to stay, new techniques were taught to achieve the look, as well as tricks to correct the “home-bres” executed by the “Doit-yourselfer” clients motivated by Pinterest. New cutting trends, color techniques, breakthroughs in updos, spa therapy suggestions and great information about innovative Paul Mitchell products they have in the salon were covered. They are raring to go this spring. • On April 15 Amy Stalcup and Brenna Swanson of Bella Vita Salon in Corning visited Iris’ Beauty Salon to demonstrate the beneﬁts of the Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger Keratriplex treatments on repairing and revitalizing hair. In attendance were Cathy Ward and Allison Car of Iris’, Mary Lee Foltz of Hair Tech in Creston and Cindy Penry of Hair Tech & All About You in Red Oak. Treatments are now available at Iris’.
appreciate the baked items to be brought on Thursday afternoon or Friday morning early, but the items for the garage sale can be brought any time next week. The bake sale will start out pretty early, about 7:30 a.m. so that those going to work can get some goodies to take along with them. Mother’s Day is May 12 so a lot of them will be celebrating on Sunday. On Tuesday, May 14 will be the monthly potluck starting at noon. There was a great array of good food last month and they know there will be some great food again this month. The following Tuesday, May 21, will be the rescheduled pizza and bingo party at noon. Hope everyone remembers that. That is always a good time. The Weston day trip has 31 people scheduled for it but there is still room for more if you are interested in taking a trip for Mother’s Day. Bring your mother, daughter, daughter-in-law or a friend to join you. This trip is going to be held on Friday, May 24. Call the Center to ﬁnd out more about this. People are already signing up for the Pigeon Forge and Smoky Mountain show trip which is scheduled for October 20-26. If you are not on the Center’s mailing list and need information about this trip, stop by the Activity Center or give them a call.
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April 29 - There was a good turnout for volunteers again this past week. They included Louise Frost, Darlene Morgan and Shirley Ingram. All are thankful for any and all volunteers. Many hands make quick work of serving meals, etc. The Tingley Band was in good form Thursday with toe tapping music. Members of the band were Rose James, George and Naomi Hosﬁeld, Pauline Murphy, Norma Webb, Dorothy Clough, Doris Overholser, Dick and Virginia Walden, Vern Brown, Harold Brown and accompanist Carmene James. Of course, George keeps things lively with his many antics and dancing. All look forward to them coming again soon. Friday was a quiet day at the site but there were still enough to play the usual after-lunch bingo. Remember the next birthday dinner will be on May 10 with the usual fried chicken menu. Please sign up or call ahead for reservations. If you have no reservations, you will have to wait until last to eat and hope there is enough food left to go around. “Never let a bad day make you feel like you have a bad life.” -- unknown
April 29 - Supper guests Monday night of Joan and Don Stringham were Mike and Malinda Swank and Shane and Mitchel and Mary Jane Garrett. Wallace and Patty Sobotka attended a birthday party for Andrew Sobotka Saturday evening in the home of Bob and Jacque Sobotka. Junior Swank attended appreciation night in Diagonal Saturday evening. Mary Gepner was a Saturday supper guest of Kay and Don Hove. Steve Sobotka was a Sunday dinner guest of Patty and Wallace Sobotka. Joan Stringham was a Sunday visitor of Julia Stephens. Callers during the week of Mary Swank were Karla Larson, Jarred Larson, Shane Swank and Richard Swank. Mike and Malinda Swank and Shane attended the FFA banquet Sunday evening. Mary Gepner was a Sunday visitor of Kay Hove.
April 29 - Ermal Breckenridge McFarland, 106, died Tuesday, April 23, at the Presbyterian
Manor in Newton, KS. She was the daughter of Ellsworth and Bess Breckenridge. She was married to Dr. Ray McFarland who preceded her in death. What a wonderful weekend this promises to be! Spring’s really here to stay this time. This writer wouldn’t have though so the ﬁrst of last week. Reminded again how fast time ﬂies, it’s time for another birthday party already. Al May birthdays will be celebrated at a party to be held at the meal site this Friday, May 3. Entertainment will be provided by the Friday Singers. Make plans to join your friends at the site that day to enjoy all the fun and a fried chicken menu. Remember to call Nancy at 772-4499, the site or 772-4974, home to make a reservation. What a hectic but rewarding week the meal site experienced last week. First thing Monday morning a big decision had to be made. Since the building was still without heat, did they dare try opening or should they remain closed. They opened their doors. Some space heaters were recruited to take the chill off and it really got to feeling pretty cozy before long. Making it even better, the repairman came by midmorning. The problem was solved and the furnace was working again. What a relief since the following day, Tuesday, it really cooled off. Those venturing out Monday were extra happy the site opened. This was the day the Community Singers from the Lenox, Clearﬁeld, Bedford and other areas came to entertain. Not as many in number as usual, they brought another wonderful program, this time with the theme being colors. Their selections all included a different color, amazing. All will sure look for them to return in June. Pinkie and Marge Werner both had jokes to share this day. Tuesday was pretty normal inside the building even though the weather was pretty crappy outside. A good number of their own band were on hand to entertain. Band included accompanist Carmene James, plus Iona Triggs, Dorothy Clough, Rose James, Doris Overholser, Mary Jane Narigon, Dave Patch, Darlene Morgan, Evelyn Sickels, Harold Brown and Dick and Virginia Walden. Best news of all this day, they had some dear folks back at the site they haven’t seen since last fall. Welcomed back were Lee and Shirley Brand and Muriel (Pee Wee) Ward and her friend, Jerry Payton. News they didn’t like hearing was Pee Wee’s selling her home in Tingley. Winter agreed with all these folks because they sure looked good. Lee commented he even liked seeing the snow they were getting this day. No one else did. Bill and Norma Webb got a nice surprise. Daughters Cindy Golightly and Janelle Taylor showed up to spend the day. They’re always so helpful. Then there’s Friday, a day with lots of changes. A day that just proved what everyone already knows -- Tingley site’s biggest blessing is the volunteers. Faced with having a fried chicken menu, no cook and unable to do it, what does a manager do? Let the volunteers do it. Dorothy Burgher got the chicken cleaned and fried, gravy made, Joyce England did green beans, Naomi Hosﬁeld, the rolls and relishes and George Hosﬁeld, the potatoes. Plus dishes got done, food dipped, meals delivered
and all those necessary things were done. What a good meal and all around good day it way. Who does Tingley appreciate? Volunteers. It didn’t seem like Friday with no Friday Singers. Instead Kathy Rinehart and Terry Roberts with HCI Hospice Care Services brought an uplifting program of music and information. Barb Weeda, their own hometown gal, was also present to do blood pressures, share information and handouts. Everyone will look forward to their return sometime in the future. Marge Werner shared a humorous reading given her by Cleone Hosﬁeld. Welcomed back to Tingley Friday were Wanda Adams and Chet Munyon, another pair of snowbirds who just returned from wintering south. It was good to have Jeff Brown stop in Friday to have dinner with his dad, Harold Brown. Get well wishes are extended to Lloyd Johnson, who had been a patient in the hospital in Des Moines being treated for some heart problems.
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April 29 - Attendance was 75 for Wishard Chapel Sunday morning. Pastor Bill’s sermon was on “Leprosy.” The Praise Team included Cindy Stephens, Ruth Gregg, Makayla O’Malia, Jodie Wurster and Laurie Anne Belzer. Prayers and thoughts are with Heather Wilson and family (Norm Jennings’ granddaughter), who lost her husband in a farm accident last Friday. Next Sunday will be Recognition Day for the young adults who ﬁnished the Bible study. The women of Wishard will meet at the church around 6:30 p.m. this Wednesday evening to help clean the church in preparation for a wedding this weekend. There is a calendar on the bulletin board in the back of the church to sign up for mowing the lawn and cleaning the church. Please help if you can. Everyone is welcome to come and worship. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. and worship is at 10:30 a.m.
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April 29 - Last week Hester Derscheid drove to northern Iowa to attend a funeral for her daughter’s mother-in-law. She had some bad luck in the rain on her way home. Hope you’re feeling better soon. Her son, Dale and his daughters called on Saturday and did some sonny-dos. Rita Freihage called on Hester one day last week. Linda Swanson attended UMW district ofﬁcers meeting at Lacona Thursday. On her way home she attended the salad supper at the Loving Chapel Church in Lamoni. Friday Linda and her sister, Cathy Coulson, met some cousins and other family members for supper in Des Moines. Candy Huff spent Saturday with her mother, Connie, and did some ﬂower bed cleanup.
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April 29 - Becky Abarr is in Denver visiting with Megan, Jake, Walker and Atlee Augustin. Ian Abarr of Ames was a weekend visitor with Charles and Jasper Abarr. The community supper served by the Redding church Saturday evening at the Frontier Hall was well attended and all who went thought the church ladies prepared a delicious meal. Morris Carpenter had eye surgery Tuesday in Des Moines. Mary and Morris were overnight guests at Donna Ross’ in Des Moines. Nola and Carroll Olney visited Monday afternoon with Helen Combs. Sherry Davidson visited Helen Tuesday. Sherry and Carroll took Nola to KCI Tuesday to return home to Sacramento. Helen Combs, Lil Rinehart, Sharon Walkup and Cindy Snethen attended the concert, “In Praise of Spring,” last Sunday evening at the Methodist church in Grant City, MO. Jacob, Jeremy and Justina Wimer were in the group of singers. Gladys Jones attended the prayer service Wednesday at the Assembly of God Church in Grant City, MO and the Bible study at the Christian church Friday. Gladys, Lu Scoﬁeld and Sherry Bolinger had lunch Friday at the Eatery in Grant City, MO. Gladys visited
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April 29 - April 24 was the wedding of Levi Mast (Sammy and Alma) and Ruby Bontrager (Roy and Cora). The special witnesses were Noah Bontrager, brother of the bride, and Lucinda Mullet, cousin of the bride, of Indiana, William Mast, cousin of the groom, of Princeton, MO and Rosanna Mast, sister of the groom. A great-uncle, Roy W. Miller of Middlebury, IN, performed the ceremony. Dinner and supper were served at the bride’s home to 350 guests. Six different states were represented
April 29 - We’ve ﬁnally had some nice spring-like weather, following the much-needed rain. It looks good to see the ponds all full and the grass so green. The warm days are something this writer, for one, is totally enjoying. Myron and Shirley Ingram visited with Margret Wilkins at her home in Creston Thursday afternoon. Esther Allen enjoyed a visit from her son, Dale, and wife Barbara Allen of Deland, IL Sunday and Monday. Judy Doolittle, Jan Holmes and Kathryn Still attended the SIRHA meeting and supper in Creston Wednesday evening. It was a very informative meeting and supper was served by Upper Crust of
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April 29- A beautiful week is starting out this week but sounds like summer is not yet here to stay for the remainder of the week. Maybe one of these days it will stick around long enough we can put our heavy clothes and coats away....we can only hope!! Those May ﬂowers are coming out and staying longer with the cooler weather. The daffodils and tulips are really pretty this year. It should not be too long before we will see the lilacs and their smell will waft through the air. May is going to be a very busy month with a lot going on at the Activity Center. Wednesday, May 1, LifeServe Blood Center will be in to talk at 1 p.m. about what they provide in the area. Monday, May 6, the area nursing homes and assisted living facilities will be visiting from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Those at the Center hope you will join them for coffee and a snack! The Center is getting ready for the combined garage and bake sale on Friday, May 10 with the garage sale also being held on Saturday, May 11. If you would like to donate baked items for the bake sale portion or items for the garage sale portion, bring them to the Activity Center next week. They would
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Hundreds attend MAC elementary Grandparents’ Day activities
This year at Mount Ayr Community elementary school, each kindergarten through fourth grade classroom enjoyed a Grandparents’ Day. A total of 13 of these days were held during the course of the year. Grandparents arrived around 11:30 a.m. and were met by their grandchildren in the library. Chris Elwood, elementary principal and the classroom teacher gave a short presentation, and then students gave their grandparents a tour of the building and their classroom. Pictures were taken of each child and grandparents, and grandparents could purchase a book for the school library in their grandchild’s name.
The Mount Ayr FFA chapter sent 18 members to the Iowa FFA State Convention, April 22-23 held at Iowa State University in Ames. Members competed in team and individual events and were delegates to vote for the new state FFA ofﬁcers. Members who participated in these events were the Marketing Plan team of Baylee Arends, Zach Vanderﬂught and Hannah Glendenning; the Farm Business Management team of Erin Dolecheck, Ashton Johnson, Johnathan Triggs and Shelbie Greene and the Ag Sales team of Hagan Willis, Paige Daughton, Matt Poore and Tyler Triggs. In individual events, Morgan Quick got a gold rating on her Equine Science Proﬁciency Award that she did from her SAE. The other was the Greenhand Quiz, which was taken by Miranda Waugh and Jed McCreary, who both earned a silver award. On Tuesday night six seniors were awarded with their Iowa FFA Degrees, which are awarded to high school junior and senior students for all of their work through their high school years. These six seniors were Erin Dolecheck, Austin Quick, Johnathan Triggs, Jena James, Morgan Quick and Logan Wimer.
Grandparents and grandchildren gather in the elementary library. The visit ended with a lunch in the cafeteria featuring a meal chosen by each class for their special day. Over 400 people attended at least one of the Grandparents’ Day, and over 300 books were purchased for the library.
Mount Ayr FFA members attending the state convention in Ames are (front row, L-R) advisor Susie Catanzareti, Hannah Glendenning, Shelbie Greene, Ashton Johnson, Paige Daughton, Baylee Arends, Miranda Waugh and Leigh James; (back row) Tyler Triggs, Austin Quick, Johnathan Triggs, Hagan Willis, Matt Poore, Morgan Quick, Erin Dolecheck, Jena James, Logan Wimer, Zach Vanderﬂught and Jed McCreary.
MAC spring vocal concert May 7
The annual Spring 7-12 Vocal Concert will be held on May 7 in the MACHS auditorium. “This concert will be a full evening of vocal music,” said director Greg Storhoff. “It will actually be two concerts in one night; the middle school choir will begin at 7 p.m., and the high school choir starts at 8 p.m.” Admission to the concert is by freewill offering. The middle school choir will perform a medley of Queen hits including “Another One Bites the Dust,” “We Are the Champions” and “Bohemian Rhapsody.” The middle school choir will also feature several solos and groups. Members of the middle school choir include Molly Anderson, Adrianne Bennett, Mercadez Birkenholz, Alex Booth, Kayla Brown, Laura Campbell, Mandy son Henson, Logan Kelley, Micheala Mueller, Amarillo Reyes, Katie Sickels, Cheyenne Haveman and Brylea Stark. The high school choir takes the stage at 8 p.m. with selections including “For Good,” “Imagine,” “In My Life” and “Give It Away.” Erin Dolecheck will sing her IHSMA I Rating solo called “Follow the Drinking Gourd,” along with several other solos and groups. High school choir members include Neesie Brand, Samantha Crawford, Kirsten Davis, Melody Davis, Erin Dolecheck, Leigh James, Lew Knapp, Cassidy McAtee, MaKayla O’Mailia, Cassie Osborn, Christiana Overholtzer, Cheyenne Perciﬁeld, Kevin Ralston, Adrian Richards, Allison Wallace and Miranda Ward. Scott Hulett, representing the Farmers Coop, presents FFA ofﬁcers with a check from the Home Grown program. For every roll of Red Brand wire the Coop orders, $1 is donated to the local FFA chapter. Pictured are FFA advisor Susie Catanzareti, Ashton Johnson, Johnathon Triggs, Tyler Triggs, Hulett, Matt Poore and Morgan Quick. This money sponsors chapter dues so any student taking ag classes and wanting to be in FFA can be an active member on the local, state and national level without the ﬁnancial hardship. This year chapter dues were sponsored by the Home Grown program and Pﬁzer through the Hilltop Vet Clinic. “We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Farmers Coop for this ﬁnancial support,” said Catanzareti.
Diagonal to host father-daughter dance Saturday
The Diagonal Community schools will sponsor a fatherdaughter dance Saturday, May 4 in the Diagonal north gym from 5:307 p.m. Pictures will be taken from 5-5:30 p.m. The dance is open to all young ladies of the community and their guest (father, relative or friend). Cost is $2 per person, and snacks will be available. For more information or to make reservations, call Mel Burton at 641-734-5331.
Erin Dolecheck Chambley, Shaniece Conklin, Amber Cox, Gavin Dine, Brianna Dory, Nathaniel Fletchall, Kaylee Goodson, Breanne Haley, Mady-
Lemon, Wimer talk about their sports
BY HANNAH FLETCHALL Zach Lemon has been involved in high school track for four years. They achieved POI champions his sophomore and junior year. His fondest memory was when Jack threw a french fry in McDonalds. Each person in their group had to do burpees the next day because of it. His most embarrassing moment was when he was deciding whether he wanted to long jump or not. He was practicing on one of the jumps and got a little off balance on landing and ended up falling through the sand. Track has taught Zach a lot through his years. It has taught him that it takes a certain mental attitude in order to run well in track, which will help him later in life. It has also taught him that if you have to run a race that you don’t necessarily care for in a meet, but run it with the attitude to do all you can, it will make you a tougher and better man. He would advise any underclassmen that track isn’t easy. There are points during practice or meets that you are going to feel like you are dying. However, if you want to be the best person that you can be, you need to be out for track. Track teaches you so much about discipline, and not to mention gets you in the best shape of your life. Zach will miss almost everything about track. He will miss the coaches, the long nights running in meets and the great times spent during practice. But the thing he will miss the most is the brotherhood bond that comes from spending so much time with the team.
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____________________________ the building sits. The dissolution plan sets aside an amount of money to cover the cost to the new district for demolition of the building, but the plan also includes a request that the neighboring district postpones demolition until June 2015, thus providing an additional year for an individual or group to offer a plan for the building’s future. Commission members cited the town of New Market that had turned its old school building into a combination of a community center and apartments. Many in the audience expressed interest in retaining some if not all of the current building for recreation, community activities and a storm shelter. Commission members urged the community to come up with a plan for the building prior to June 2014 so that the Clearﬁeld board would have control over the ﬁnal decision on the building.
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BY EMILY FOX Logan Wimer is a senior on the Mount Ayr track and ﬁeld team. She has been in track for two years, and was an alternate in the 4x400 in 2012. Her fondest memory in track was staying in the hotel room during state track. Her most embarrassing moment was when she threw the shot put at her ﬁrst meet. Track has taught Logan that as long as you work and try hard you will succeed. You should always have fun no matter what the circumstance is. The advice that she would give underclassmen is that track is a team sport so do it together, and it won’t be as hard. The goal for Logan this season is to improve her times from last year. After track season is over, Logan will miss the track meets and getting to meet new people during them the most.
BY NATASHA VAN HEESWYK Braydee Evan Poore is the son of Clint and Pam Poore of Mount Ayr. Braydee has two sibilings, Caine, who is 31, and Callie, who is 27. In high school Braydee has been involved in football, basketball, track, band, SADD, drama, speech and FCA for four years and baseball for two years. Honors Poore has received in football would be second team AllDistrict and third team All-State his junior year, and ﬁrst team AllDistrict and All-State, KAAN All Star, and district champs his senior year. Basketball honors would consist of second team All-Conference his sophomore year, ﬁrst team All-Conference and third team AllState his junior year. Track honors
would include high jump state qualiﬁer, placing eighth his freshman year, Drake Relays high jump qualiﬁer and high jump state champion his sophomore year, and high jump Drake qualiﬁer receiving second place and state high jump qualiﬁer receiving fourth place his junior year. Braydee just recently ﬁnished second place in the high jump at the Kansas Relays. Some of Poore’s favorite things would be Mexican food and watching Sportscenter. His dream car would be a Lamborghini, and he loves watching “Forest Gump,” “Love and Basketball” and “Rudy.”
You will most likely see Braydee wearing Vans, cardigans, sweaters and ball shorts. Poore listens to basically anything like Timeﬂies, and Imagine Dragons. Poore’s future plans are to attend college and go into elementary education. His most inﬂuential person has been Leah Klejch. He said, “She makes me a better person.” Poore could describe himself as being unique because of his afro. The best advice Braydee ever received was, “You should play basketball.” Email the Mount Ayr Record-News at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mount Ayr Alumni Reunion
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High School Commons - Doors open at 5 p.m. Reservations $15 - Dinner served at 6 p.m. Make reservations prior to Wednesday, May 22 by calling Sherry Norris - 641-344-1860. Make checks payable to Mount Ayr Alumni Association.
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ADMISSION: With Meal Price Included $6 Adults; $4 K-12 Grades Without Meal Price Included $4 Adults; $2 K-12 Grades A the request of many and Matt himself, we are excited to welcome him back to Diagonal. Having competed in the 2012 Olympic Games in London and bringing home a silver medal, you are sure to be treated to some truly inspirational stories as well as a few impressive trick shots. Matt will even have his medal with him for you to look at and hold. Whether you are coming to see Matt for the first time or coming to hear about his new experience, this is an evening you won’t want to miss. Along with Matt’s presentation, there will be several games, raffles and a delicious smoked pork supepr with all the fixins.’ So come out , treat your self and supprot our local youth archery program.
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Bike/walk event coming soon to Mount Ayr, Diagonal
Ringgold County Public Health (RCPH) is working hard to promote the beneﬁts of regular physical activity via walking and bicycling. Consider joining a group of people on May 8 in Mount Ayr or May 9 in Diagonal to walk or bike to school/work in honor of National Bike and Walk to School Week. RCPH is joining forces with a number of local entities to promote the event. On board so far are HyVee, First Christian Church, Ringgold County Hospital, and both Diagonal and Mount Ayr schools. The event will start at 7:30 a.m. from Judge Lewis Park in Mount Ayr and the City Park in Diagonal. Rural residents are invited to leave their vehicles at the park so they can bike/walk to school or work. All children will receive a prize bag with a special prize for the ﬁrst 30 kids on bicycles. Parents and grandparents are invited to join the children in their life for a great way to start the day. In support of the event(s) the Ringgold County Sheriff Deputy Rob Haley will provide an escort and offers these safety tips for bicyclists: 1) Bicyclists generally need to comply with the same rules of the road as the drivers of motor vehicles under Iowa law. 2) Bicyclists using the road are required to obey all trafﬁc signs, signals and roadway markings. 3) Ride single ﬁle on the right side of the road with the ﬂow of trafﬁc. 4) Use caution at intersections and be prepared to stop. 5) Wear brightly colored clothing to make you visible and a helmet to prevent a head injury. For walkers he offered these tips: 1) Walk on the left side, opposite of the ﬂow of trafﬁc. 2) Cross safely, look both ways before crossing any street. 3) Be visible, wear bright colors when walking in the daytime. When walking at night, wear lightcolored and reﬂective clothing or reﬂective vest. 4) Keep the volume down; if you listen to music while you walk, the volume should be low enough to hear what’s going on around you. 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. If you would like more information on walking, biking, or healthy eating call Ringgold County Public Health at 641-464-0691 or visit us on the web at www.rcph.net and www.facebook.com/rstop.
Field-to-Market program seeks agriculture balance
Oh, since we need to feed about nine billion people by 2050, it would behoove us to form an organization to prompt us in doing so -- sustainably. Done. The Keystone Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture is moving along with its Field-to-Market program. The non-proﬁt group held its ﬁrst board meeting earlier in April to discuss shared values within the agricultural supply chain, metric and tool development and communications. According to Keystone’s Field-to-Market web page, agricultural challenges for the 21st century include: the increased use of resources for proﬁtable agricultural production, continued increases in overall productivity, maintenance and improvement of access to nutritious and safe food and maintenance and improvement of environmental health. Gary Edwards, Production and Stewardship Action Team Member from Iowa, said, “Our food industry is looking for opportunities throughout the supply chain to use metrics (deﬁnition: A metric is a measure for quantitatively assessing, controlling or selecting a person, process, event or institution, along with the procedures to carry out measurements and the procedures for the interpretation of the assessment in the light of previous or comparable assessments.) to promote continuous improvement in commodity agriculture. We are taking what we’ve learned from Field-to-Market’s early pilots to reﬁne program guidelines and at the same time expanding the metrics in the Fieldprint Calculator.” The Fieldprint Calculator’s new water quality metrics are in the ﬁnal stages of third-party testing. It uses the Natural Resource Conservation Service’s Water Quality
Connie Newton of Divine Waste commemorates Earth Day by speaking to Mount Ayr elementary students about the importance of recycling. The students also participated in a series of games and activities aimed at raising their awareness of environmental issues.
Students participate in Earth Day activities
Tim and Connie Newton from Divine Waste in Mount Ayr recently visited the schools to celebrate Earth Day and to promote recycling and other Earth-friendly practices. During presentations and activities, students learned the difference between weather and climate, facts about recycling and how vultures act as “nature’s recycler.” In addition, students received 100 percent recyclable pencil, pins, activity
Yard and Garden: Flower and vegetable transplants
Some vegetables are planted in the garden using small plants (transplants) rather than seeds. This is standard practice with warm-season vegetables like tomatoes, peppers and eggplant and is becoming the practice with cucumbers, squash, cantaloupes and watermelons because transplants shorten the time by several weeks between planting and harvest. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach provide answers to questions that will increase gardeners’ success with transplants. Contact Iowa State Hortline at hortline@iastate. edu or 515-294-3108 to have additional questions answered. What should I look for when purchasing ﬂower and vegetable seedlings? Select short, stocky plants with dark green foliage. Avoid tall, spindly plants. Small to medium-sized transplants become established in the garden more quickly than large ones. Short, stocky vegetable transplants are often more productive than large plants with ﬂowers or fruits. When selecting annual ﬂower and vegetable plants, large transplants are usually not the best choice. Can I plant ﬂower and vegetable seedlings in the garden immediately after purchase? Annual ﬂower and vegetable plants started indoors or purchased from greenhouses should not be planted directly into the garden. The intense sun and strong winds may damage or kill the tender transplants. Plants should be “hardened” (acclimated to outdoor growing conditions) before transplanting them into the garden. Initially place the plants in a shady, protected location. Then gradually expose the plants to longer periods of direct sun. Closely watch the plants during this period. If possible, check on them at least once or twice a day. Thoroughly water the transplants when the soil surface becomes dry to the touch. Move the plants indoors if strong winds, a severe storm or an overnight frost
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threatens them. Transplants should be ready to plant after six or seven days of hardening. What is the proper way to plant ﬂower and vegetable seedlings? Carefully remove plants from plastic cell packs by gently squeezing the bottom on each compartment. Plants in plastic pots can be removed by tipping them on their sides and tapping the bottom of the pots. If possible, plant annual ﬂowers and vegetables in the garden in the evening or on a cloudy day. Planting at these times lessens transplant stress and allows the plants to recover somewhat before being exposed to the strong, midday sun. Place plants in the ground at the same depth or slightly deeper (no more than one-half inch deeper) than they were in their containers. (Tall, leggy tomato plants can be planted much deeper than previously grown as roots will develop all along the buried stems.) Many annuals, such as petunia, snapdragon, salvia and periwinkle, should be pinched back to encourage branching. Others, such as impatiens, are self-branching and don’t require pinching. It’s also advisable to remove ﬂowers on blooming annuals. Blossom removal aids plant establishment. Vegetable transplants should not be pinched. After planting, water each plant with a dilute fertilizer solution. A dilute fertilizer solution can be prepared by adding a small amount of a water soluble fertilizer (such as Miracle-Gro) to one gallon of
water. When can I plant ﬂower and vegetable seedlings outdoors? Most annual ﬂowers should be planted outdoors when the danger of frost is past. A few frost tolerant annuals, such as pansy, sweet alyssum and snapdragon, can be planted in mid to late April. Cabbage, broccoli and cauliﬂower transplants can be planted outdoors in early April in southern Iowa; gardeners in northern counties should wait until mid to late April. Tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, melons and other warm season vegetables should be planted after the danger of frost is past.
books and coloring books. Elementary students were invitied to participate in a “Vic the Vulture” poster contest, with the winner receiving $20 along with having their entry published in the newspaper. Divine Waste and area schools have been working to establish a strong recycling program not only to generate a little income but more importantly to reduce the volume of waste headed to the landﬁll.
Swine Day 2013 to be held at ISU June 27
Iowa State University, the Iowa Pork Industry Center and the Iowa Pork Producers Association are working together to produce Iowa Swine Day 2013, an industry-focused event designed speciﬁcally for the pork industry. Scheduled for June 27 on the Iowa State University campus, the morning plenary session features nationally and internationally recognized speakers addressing key topics of current interest. Dr. Sarah Probst Miller of AgCreate Solutions will present “Employee Engagement and Productivity.” She will be followed by Dr. Nick Gabler discussing “The Impact of Disease on Grow-ﬁnish Pig Digestibility, Metabolism and Tissue Accretion.” Rick Berman of Berman and Company in Washington, D.C., will provide an inside look at the “Animal Rights Agenda and Animal Production.” The morning session closes with Denmark’s Dr. Bjarne Pedersen, who will talk about “Global Success in Swine Production Tomorrow - What Will it Take?” Three concurrent afternoon sessions will discuss these and other topics in greater depth.
Iowa DOT celebrates 100th anniversary
Iowa’s earliest road system was a network of dirt, wooden plank, and gravel and crushed clamshell roads. During periods of rain or snow, the roadway system turned into a mire of mud. To assist Iowans out of the mud, on April 9, 1913, a new Iowa law was enacted to create the Iowa State Highway Commission as a state governing body over highway construction. In 1974, all modes of transportation were added to the purview of the agency and it was renamed the Iowa Department of Transportation. To commemorate its 100th anniversary and celebrate Iowa’s rich transportation history, the Iowa DOT has launched a new website: www.iowadot.gov/history/home. html. The website includes: •A graphic timeline featuring milestones throughout Iowa’s transportation history. •A blog featuring stories about advances in transportation and how those advances have more efﬁciently moved people across the state. The Iowa DOT encourages all Iowans to share stories on this blog about how you are playing a part in creating Iowa’s transportation history.
Iowa Swine Day 2013 will be held from 9 a.m. until 5:15 p.m. in the Scheman Building on the ISU campus. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. Lunch and refreshments are included in the registration fee which is only $60 until June 14; the registration then increases to $80. Students of all ages are offered a reduced rate of $25. Additional information and the registration form can be found at http://www.aep.iastate.edu/iowaswineday/registration.html.
Index in determining a qualitative relationship between management practices and potential edge-ofﬁeld discharge that could impact on water quality in the area. The Alliance’s next metric will be a ﬁeld’s biodiversity potential for support of habitat. South Dakota corn farmer and NCGA board member, Keith Alverson said, “The intent will be for the calculator to provide insight into how increased productivity on current farmland can reduce the need for land conversion elsewhere and allow us to maintain a diverse ecosystem.” The mission of the Keystone Alliance is to meet those 21st century ag challenges by providing collaborative leadership that is transparent, grounded in science, focused on outcomes, open to a full range of technology choices and committed to creating opportunities across the agricultural supply chain for continuous improvements in productivity, environmental quality and human well-being. It’s a mouthful, but such collaboration, communication and drive for diversity will ensure a clean, bright future for production agriculture, as it strives to provide more, with lower inputs, and on a shrinking land base. I’ll see ya!
Free ‘Dirt’ movie at opera house
Extension offers tree publication
The importance of planning when selecting trees is explained in Guidelines for Selecting Trees (RG 702), an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach publication. According to Jeff Iles, ISU Extension horticulturist, Iowans must consider multiple things when selecting trees for a site. Planters should consider sunlight, soil conditions and size of the plant. To download the publication, visit the Extension Online Store, https://store.extension.iastate.edu/.
A free screening of Dirt! – The Movie will be held on Friday, May 3, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. at the Corning Opera House (800 Davis Ave, Corning, IA). The movie, which was inspired by William Bryant Logan’s acclaimed book Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth, takes a humorous and substantial look into the history and current state of the living organic matter that we depend on for life. This award-winning movie will be held in celebration of Soil & Water Conservation Week and is hosted by the Adams County Soil and Water Conservation District along with the Adams County Rural Development Committee, Conservation Districts of Iowa, and the Southern Iowa Forage and Livestock Committee. Concessions will be available. If you need accommodation, please contact Blake Anderson, by calling 641-322-3116.
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303 N. Taylor Street, Mount Ayr • Ph. 641-464-5151 Consigned for the Tuesday, May 7 Sale: COINS: 1880p,
1882o, 1884p, 1885p, 1898 Morgan silver dollars; 1922s, 1924s Peace silver dollars; 1944, 1945 Liberty half dollars; 1953, 1955 Franklin half dollars; 2012 Walking Liberty 1oz. fine silver; 1974a Eisenhower silver dollar; (25) Wheathead pennies. HOUSEHOLD: Couch, table and chairs, washer and dryer, gas range, 16-h.p. B & S engine, 16-ft. travel trailer.
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Located: 208 W. Main St., Tingley, Iowa starting at noon • Real Estate at 1:00 p.m. • Automobile at approximately 1:15 p.m. Tools and Miscellaneous Items – Cat Supplies: Few garden tools, few hand tools, new Black and Decker sander in case, apple picker, Shop Vac Ultra plus 10-gal. 4.0 peak h.p. Shop Vac, milk house electric heater; cat climbing toys, pet food, litter and litter boxes, several pet taxis, cat beds, and lots of other items that are cat related, nice outdoor Fiberglass igloo-type cat or doghouse. Patio Set and Outdoor Items: Outdoor bamboo-type 7-piece patio set to include love seat, (2) chairs, (2) footstools and coffee table, wood patio rocker, painted bench, wood/metal yard bench and large outdoor porcelain flowerpot. Modern Furniture, Appliances and Household Goods: Large modern-style oak roll-top desk. (2) nice Temparpedic double beds – complete, walnut 7-drawer knee-hole desk, walnut drop-leaf table with (2) captains chairs. beige recliner with wood trim. large overstuffed beige recliner, floral couch and matching chair, 2-cushion floral pattern couch with throw pillows, overstuffed leather-type chair and ottoman, narrow 5-drawer chest, several bookstands – all sizes, oak 2-shelf display case with mirrored-back and glass side panels and curved glass front door, miscellaneous office supplies, Bose Acoustic Wave II music system, Crosley modern-type radio, fan on stand, many CDs and VCR tapes, VHS movies, RCA 27” table model color TV, Sylvania DVD/VCR combo, nice Fellows paper shredder, 4-wheel handicap walker, sheets and bedding, towels, (2) blood pressure monitors, Nebulizer, cleaning supplies, playing cards, miscellaneous dishes, pots and pans, kitchen appliances, small appliances, red cookware coverd dish – skillet – etc., roasting pans; glass storage containers with lids; glass cannister set, table lamps, KitchenAid Professional 5 Plus commercial mixer, KitchenAid Pulse Chefs chopper, small KitchenAid mixer, 4-piece strainer set, small chest-type freezer – almond color, Whirlpool automatic washer, Westinghouse electric dryer, 1997 Whirlpool Designer Series 20.8-c.f. refrigerator-freezer, Kitchen Aid electric stove with self clean oven, Whirlpool microwave, (3) small oak mission-style bookstands, Heath dinnerware plates, several terrycloth salad sacs and much more too numerous to mention. Antiques and Collectibles: (4) cedar chests, old radio/record cabinet, painted blue dental cabinet – 7-drawer – 3- door with glass pulls, oak 3-drawer dresser with hankie drawers and regular mirror with spoon carvings on 3 drawers – has new hardware, (2) pine? 3drawer wood boxes, walnut wood stand with flip-up door, old rocker with caneable seat, one other, old 3-drawer chest on castors, oak stand with 3 drawers below and shelves; old wood wheel chair, Gendron Wheel Co. – Perrysburg, Ohio – 1897, wood toybox, Seth Thomas mantle clock, (2) painted bent-wood chairs, small primitive bench, old rocker with upholstered seat and back, wood storage chest, light duty wood wardrobe with large door on right – 5 drawers and door with mirror on the left, old pictures and frames, yardlong cat picture, cat adv. picture, animals in glass paperweights, old records, puzzles and games, variety of metal canes – 1 wood, India and other brass items, mini lamps, knick knacks and what nots, old Bible saying in frame – found in old St. Paul’s Church Baltimore 1692, globe on stand, silverplate items, pewter teapot, cast iron teapot with lid, cast iron skillets, horse bookends, Taylor 30# scales, brass bookmatch holder, red water and juice glasses, small and large kraut cutters, wood handled kitchen primitives, several small crocks, crock pitcher, England yellow teapot, measure pitchers, refrigerator dishes, yellow Pyrex bowl, souvenir spoons, few towels, sterling forks, Rogers Bros. and Comm. plate silverware in cases, part set of Haviland France dishes, Wedgewood willoware cups and other pieces, Marcrest cookie jar with lid, wine carafe, large pitcher, mixing bowls and other dinnerware pieces, (2) Belleek cups and saucers, Ernest Nister Little dolls antique moving pictures book, (2) Illinois 1877 and 1879 pocket watches, miscellaneous jewelry and rings, few foreign coins and U.S. pennies, many cat knickknacks and (2) old quilts and much more. Books, Books and More Books: Anne Perry Mystery - History - Agatha Christie and other mystery books, Kathy Reichs books, some large print books, many other books of all kinds and more books in boxes. Automobile: 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser with 9,000 one-owner miles, red in color. Sells at approximately 1:15 p.m. Real Estate – Sells at 1 p.m.: One story frame 3-bedroom house with full finished attic, 766 sq. ft. on main floor, plus a one-story addition of 276 sq. ft., 160-sq. ft. enclosed porch, 265-sq. ft. open porch, 212-sq. ft. open porch – built in 1890, 2 bedrooms up and one on the main floor, forced air gas heat, no central air, one bath, asphalt shingles, gable roof, with 240-sq. ft. one-car detached garage. Legal Description: Lots 9 and 10, Block 9, original plat, Tingley, Ringgold County, Iowa. Taxes: $130 per year and prorated to date of possession. This property sells in as is, where is condition with no warranties expressed or implied. 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Sports Golfers compete in POI conference tournaments
On a great day to golf, the Mount Ayr boys and girls golf teams competed in the Pride of Iowa conference tournament Monday, April 29. Raiders The Raiders ﬁnished eighth in the 12-team ﬁeld in action at Afton. Nodaway Valley claimed the tournament title shooting a 314; Mount Ayr came in eighth with their team total of 383. Medalist was Delson Grantham from NodawayValley with a 74 and runner up was Wes Davis from Nodaway Valley with a 79. Individual scores for the Raiders were Casey Paxson, 93; Connor Giles, 96, Quency Vos, Jake Ricker and Ty Pollock all shooting 97’s. Team Scores 1st - Nodaway Valley 314 2nd - East Union 355 3rd - Central Decatur 356 4th - Martensdale-St. Marys 363 5th - Wayne 366 6th - Lenox 370 7th - Pleasantville 373 8th - Mount Ayr 373 9th - I-35 446 10th - Corning 530 SEW NP Bedford NP Raiderettes The Raiderette golfers hosted the Pride of Iowa conference tourney. Pleasantville scored the team victory shooting a total 374. Caitlin Giles came in 10th with a score of 99 and Holly Karr shot 114 to rank 14th for the night. Team Scores 1st - Pleasantville 374 2nd - Central Decatur 385 3rd - Corning 387 4th - Wayne Lenox I-35 Corning Nodaway Valley East Union Martensdale-St. Marys Mount Ayr 503 NP NP NP NP NP NP NP
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Thursday, May 2, 2013
Raiders tie school record at Drake, place 4th at Bedford
The Raider track team saw an “event-packed end to the week,” in coach Brad Elliott’s words, as they participated at both the Drake Relays on Thursday, April 25, in Des Moines and at Bedford on Friday, April 26 in the Bedford Invitational. Drake Relays Senior Braydee Poore made his appearance Thursday, April 26 in the high jump at the Drake Relays. Poore ceded second place to Jared Seay of Johnston in a tie-breaker at 6’7,” a leap that tied his own school record. “Braydee made a valiant effort to improve on his 2012 Drake Relays silver,” said coach Brad Elliott. “He sailed over the opening heights with ease, missing only his ﬁrst attempt at 6’7” before going after a personal best attempt and a shot for gold at 6’8”. Jeff Giannettino, Class 2A competitor took the gold clearing 6’8,” the only competitor to clear that height, according to coach Elliott. On Friday, April 26 the 4x100 relay team of Erik Freed, Cody Stackhouse, Jacob Sobotka and Grant Staats ﬁnished 52nd with a time of 44.93. The quartet turned in their season-best time and recorded the fastest time in school history with a hand-timed conversion to tie the current school record of 44.7 held by Scott Rumple, Landry McGahuey, Travis Hartman and Jeremy Burmeister. Coach Elliott commented on the matchup for the relay team. “We were matched up with district competitors Tri-Center Neola and Council Bluffs St. Albert, which gave us a great look at how our district match-up is building,” he said. “It was an extremely fast race as the Raiders ran all alone in lane 7. As the stagger evened out by leg 3, Tri-Center had the slight advantage and St. Albert had a step on us. Sophomore Stackhouse ran a great anchor leg to close the gap on Tri-Center and also pass St. Albert at the tape. It was nice to see the boys do well under the pressure of a big meet.” Bedford Invitational The Raider track team took fourth place at the Bedford Invitational, Friday, April 26 despite missing 12 teammates with schedule conﬂicts. Coach Elliott noted, “Noah Larsen was the highlight of the night for the Raiders as he ran his
Raiders 13th at Mohawk Classic
Raiderette track 4th at Bedford, 5th at Clarke
The Mount Ayr girls track team competed in a pair of meets last week at Bedford and Clarke of Osceola. Bedford Invitational Mount Ayr took fourth place at the Bedford Invitational, Thursday, April 25. The Raiderettes brought home two ﬁrst-place ﬁnishes with senior Madison Hosﬁeld’s time of 73.47 in the 400M hurdles and the shuttle hurdle relay team of Paige Daughton, Hosﬁeld, Kirsten Dolecheck and Ashton Johnson posting a time of 1:15.1. Team Points Earlham 117 Bedford 88 Underwood 88 Mount Ayr 70 Villisca 63 Essex 52 Lenox 51 Orient Macksburg 7 Individual results 3000 Run 5th - Brook Rychnovsky 13:15.2 Maggie Jennett - 13:36.6 4x800 Relay 6th - Logan Wimer, Maddie Mobley, Taylor Wilson, Ica Hague - 13:01.8 Shuttle Hurdle Relay 1st - Paige Daughton, Madison Hosﬁeld, Kirsten Dolecheck, Ashton Johnson - 1:15.1 100M Dash Neesie Brand - 15:01 Maddie Mobley - 16:54 Distance Medley 3rd - Hannah Glendenning, Emily Fox, Daughton, Leah Klejch - 4:34.64 400M Dash 4th - Hosﬁeld - 65.5 Laura Davison - 73.6 4x200 Relay 4th - Brand, Glendenning, Wimer, Fox - 2:04.67 100M Hurdles 4th - Johnson - 18:48 Mobley - 22.9 800 Run 3rd - Klejch - 2:45.95 Jennett - 2:54.4 400 Hurdles 1st - Hosﬁeld - 73.47 2nd - Daughton - 75.47 Sprint Medley 5th - Johnson, Dolecheck, Fox, Wimer - 2:11.7 1500 Run 5th - Rychnovsky - 5:51.2 Klejch - 5.55.93 Wilson - 6:48 4x100 Relay 3rd - Johnson, Daughton, Fox, Hosﬁeld - 55.39 4x400 Relay 4th - Glendenning, Dolecheck, Davison, Jennett - 4:54.27 Shot Put Morgan Quick - 26’11” Shelby Comer - 23’4” Katie Holmes - 25’5” Bailea Stark - 22’5” Discus Quick - 70’11.5” Stark - 66’ Long Jump/High Jump - No entries
The Raider golf team placed 13th overall in the Mohawk Classic held at Honey Creek Resort, Thursday, April 25 at The Preserve at Lake Rathbun. The Raiders shot a 398 in the 18-team tournament which included Albia, Ankeny Christian Academy, Centerville, Chariton, Clarke, Davis County, Des Moines Christian, Fairﬁeld, Fort Madison, Keokuk, Knoxville, Fairﬁeld Maharishi, Melcher Dallas, Moravia, Mount Ayr, Mount Pleasant, Prairie City Monroe (PCM) and Wayne. PCM took ﬁrst place with a score of 308 and second place ended in a tie between Centerville and Des Moines Christian with a team score of 316. “It was a great day of golf,” remarked coach Scott Giles, “and some good experience for our team to get out and play a bigger-links style course.” Individual scoring for the Raiders was Connor Giles shooting a 95, Casey Paxon, 97, Quency Vos and Jake Ricker, 103 and Ty Pollock, 120.
Raiderette senior Caitlin Giles chips onto the #6 green in Pride of Iowa conference tournament action Monday. Giles shot an 18-hole total of 99 to place 10th in the tournament.
SHOT PUT Tasha Peterman DISCUS Balfour HIGH JUMP Carman Cox LONG JUMP Dawn Huff 3000M RUN Wagaman 100M HURDLES Nicole Hunter 4X800M RELAY SHUTTLE HURDLE RELAY 100M DASH Gwinn DISTANCE MEDLEY 200M DASH Walter 1500M RUN Buttry 4 x 200M RELAY 400M DASH Jenny Kordick 400M HURDLES Lindsey Triggs SPRINT MEDLEY 800M RUN Matheny Buttry 4 x 100M RELAY MARK LARSEN 4 x 400 RELAY
Raiderette Relay Records
Clarke Invitational The Raiderettes competed at the Clarke Invitational Friday, April 26. They placed ﬁfth in team scoring but claimed ﬁrst place individual and team medals. Madison Hosﬁeld, Leah Klejch, Brook Rychnovsky and Adrian Richards won ﬁrst place in the 4x800 relay with a time of 10:21. Adrian Richards also brought home the gold posting 2:33.19 on the clock in the 800 run. Team Points Dallas Center 170 I-35 129 Chariton 91 SE Polk JV 86 Mount Ayr 81 Clarke 59 Ballard 56 Red Oak 42 Individual results 3000 Run - No entry 4x800 Relay 1st - Madison Hosﬁeld, Leah Klejch, Brook Rychnovsky, Adrian Richards - 10:21 Shuttle Hurdle Relay 4th - Paige Daughton, Laura Davison, Dolecheck, Johnson 1:17.2 100 M Dash Emily Fox - 14.75 Neesie Brand - 15.2 Distance Medley 4th - Hannah Glendenning, Naomi Richards, Logan Wimer, Maggie Jennett - 4:58.67 400M Dash 3rd - Klejch - 68.2 Hannah Fletchall - 72.2 4x200 Relay 4th - Glendenning, Daughton, Fox, N. Richards - 1:59.8 100M Hurdles 4th - Hosﬁeld - 18.22 Johnson - 10.09 800 Run 1st - A. Richards - 2:33.19 Rychnovsky - 2.47 200M Dash Daughton - 29.73 Brand - 32.4 400M Hurdles 2nd - Hosﬁeld - 73.2 Davison - 83 Sprint Medley 5th - Johnson, Dolecheck, Fox, N. Richards - 2:09.2 1500 Run 4th - A. Richards - 5:37 Klejch - 5:50 4x100 M Relay 3rd - Johnson, Daughton, Fox, Hosﬁeld - 54.84 4x400M Relay 6th - Glendenning, Dolecheck, Wimer, Jennett - 4:52.8 Shot Put Morgan Quick - 27’5” Bailea Stark - 22’45” Discus Katie Holmes - 77’3” Christiana Overholtzer - 72’5” Makayla O’Mailia - 68’6” Stark - 63’9” Long Jump Dolecheck - 11’3” High Jump 3rd - N. Richards - 4’8”
Bedford 40’ 1/2” Corning 135’2” Red Oak 5’4” Mount Ayr 17’11” Red Oak 11:05.5 Creston 15.79 Shenandoah 10:10.1 Creston 1:09.2 Mormon Trail 12.3 Nodaway Valley 4:18.32 Lenox 25.6 Shenandoah 4:57.6 Creston 1:47.62 I-35 58.72 Mount Ayr 1:07.10 Red Oak 1:53.9 Lenox 2:22.1 Shenandoah 2:22.1 Corning 51.68 I-35 4:07.18
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Grant Staats personal best in the open 800, winning in dominating form.” Several Raiders scored secondplace ﬁnishes individually and in team relays including Kyle Dolecheck in his debut in the 400M; the 4x800 team of Dolecheck, Jack Jones, Shane Swank and Larsen; Joe Ricker in the discus and Shane Swank in the 400M hurdles. Team Points 1st Earlham 191.50 2nd Underwood 101 3rd Bedford 83 4th Mount Ayr 71.50 5th Villisca 39 6th Lenox 35 7th Essex 27 8th East Union 22 9th Orient Macksburg 4 Individual Statistics *Denotes Personal Best 100M Ethan McGill - 12.97 Logan Arends - 13.66 200M 3rd - Kyle Dolecheck - 24.23 400M
Cody Stackhouse 2nd - Dolecheck - 53.31 7th - Lincoln Martin - 56.93 800M 1st - Noah Larsen - 2:04.49* 400M Hurdles 2nd - Shane Swank - 1:00.81 4x100 4th - Ethan McGill, Jacob Taylor, Nick Wurster, Logan Stark 49.18 4x400 JV Taylor, Dawson Knapp, Wurster, Larsen - 4:00.08 4x800 2nd - Dolecheck, Jack Jones, Larsen, Swank - 8:54.28 1600 Medley Relay 5th - Wurster, Martin, Jones, Knapp - 4:14.82 Discus 2nd - Joe Ricker - 111’4” 6th - Jed McCreary - 96’9” Shot Put 3rd - Ricker - 38’6.5” 6th - McCreary - 36’.75” High Jump 5th - Taylor - 5’
Raiderettes host own relays tonight
If the weather cooperates, the Mount Ayr girls track team will host its annual Raiderette Relays Thursday, May 2 with ﬁeld events scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. with running events at 5:30 p.m. Mount Ayr athletic director Delwyn Showalter reports at total of 20 teams are expected to compete. Class A teams include Creston, Red Oak, Clarinda, Shenandoah, Interstate 35, Central Decatur and Nodaway Valley. In Class B, teams include Wayne, Bedford, Corning, Lenox, Villisca, Lamoni, East Union, Murray, Seymour, Mormon Trail, Orient-Macksburg, Diagonal and host Mount Ayr. Among this year’s schedule are 100-meter, 200-meter and 400 meter wheelchair events. Capping the meet with be the prestigious Mark Larsen 4x400 meter relay. This event honors legendary Mount Ayr girls coach Mark Larsen. Considered to be the “father of girls track” at Mount Ayr, Larsen was the head coach of the Raiderette team from 1971-78. Under his direction, Mount Ayr dominated the Tall Corn conference, winning titles in 1971, 74, 75, 76 and 1977. Later he served as an assistant coach under Dave Still, helping guide the Raiderettes to conference crowns in 1984, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93 and 1994. The Mount Ayr girls reached the pinnacle of track success during that time, winning the 1988 State Track Championship. Ten of the current Mount Ayr school records were set during the time that Larsen was part of the Raiderette track program. Showalter wishes to thank the Mount Ayr Raider boys track teams
and coaches as well as more than 40 adult volunteers for helping put on this meet.
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The water temperatures are in the low 40s. The water levels at most lakes have risen but not overﬂowed excessively. Water clarity varies with most lakes having 12 to 20 inches. Walnut Creek Marsh (Ringgold): The water levels have risen to near full. Boat access is normal. Fogle Lake S.W.A. (Ringgold): The water level has risen to within six inches of full. Clarity is typical for springtime. Mount Ayr Old Reservior (Ringgold): Water clarity is moderate. Crappie - Fair: A few crappies are being caught from the face of the dam during the evenings. Three Mile Lake (Union): The water level has risen. Boat access is easy. Walleye - Slow: A few walleyes are being caught from the face of the dam and some of the larger points. Green Valley Lake (Union): The water level has risen to within 12 inches of full. Clarity is moderate.
Sports Middle school track teams 1st, 2nd at POI meet
The Mount Ayr middle school Raiderettes brought home the ﬁrst place trophy and the Raiders came in second in the Pride of Iowa West Conference Meet held Thursday, April 25 at Corning. Raiderettes Girls individual gold medalists included Bailey Anderson in the 100M dash and 200M dash; Macy Larsen in the 400M dash; Alyssa Johnson in the 100M and 200M hurdles and Mercadez Birkenholz in the discus. Raiderette relay teams taking home golds were the 4x400M team of Blair Glendenning, Sadie Frost, Megan Warin and Anderson and the 4x200M team of Alex Booth, Chania Vos, Breanne Haley and Frost. Team Points 1st - Mount Ayr 156.33 2nd - Nodaway Valley 107.33 3rd - Corning/SW Valley 98.33 4th - Bedford 64.00 5th tie - Lenox and East Union 59.00 Individual results 100M Dash 1st - Bailey Anderson - 14.26 5th -Breanne Haley - 15.98 200M Dash 1st - B. Anderson - 29.13 2nd - Macy Larsen - 30.88 400M Dash 1st - Larsen - 1:07.38 7th - Megan Warin - 1:11.42 800M Run 3rd - Larsen - 2:59.61 4th - Caylie Hickman - 3:03.33 100M Hurdles 1st - Alyssa Johnson - 18.24 7th - Blair Glendenning - 20.71 1500 M Run 5th - Addie Ebersole - 7:19.62 7th - Addy Flammang - 8:49.44 200M Hurdles 1st- Johnson - 34.32 2nd - Warin - 34.81 4x100M Relay 4th - Alex Booth, Amarillo Reyes, Haylea England, Chania Vos - 1:00.96 4x100M Relay B Birkenholz, Schafer, K. Shields, T. Shields - 114.33 4x200M Relay 1st- Booth, Vos, Haley, Sadie Frost - 2:06.17 4x200M Relay B Henson, Young, Schafer, Birkenholz - NT 4x400M Relay 1st - Glendenning, Frost, Warin, Anderson - 4:57.32 4x800M Relay DQ - Booth, Vos, Haley, Frost 2:21.39 4x800M Relay B DNF - Mady Henson, Mailynn Taylor, Winemiller, Hallie Still - no time 400M Shuttle Hurdle 3rd - England, Kirsten Young, Glendenning, Johnson - 1:25.91 800 Sprint Medley 4th - Booth, Vos, Haley, Frost 2:21.39 1600 Distance Medley 2nd - Reyes, T. Shields, Brand, Hickman - 5:28.32 Shot Put 4th - Sara Winemiller - 25’6.5” 5th - Kelcie Shields - 25’6” 7th - Tessa Shields - 24’9” 18th - Abbey Schafer - 17’5” Discus 1st - Mercadez Birkenholz 66’3” 10th - Winemiller - 49’6” Schafer - 47’8” T. Shields - 47’6” High Jump 2nd - Warin - 4’2” 4th - B. Anderson - 4’ NP - Sadie Frost - DQ Long Jump 2nd - Chania Vos - 13’7.5” 9th - A. Johnson - 11’3.5” Raiders Individual gold medalists for the boys were Baylee Love in the 100M and 200M dash and Cal Daughton in the 200M hurdles. Relay teams also earning first place medals were the 4x100M team of Zach Murphy, Mitchell Jennett, John Young and Baylee Love; the 4x200M team of Jennett, Bradley Phelps, J. Young and Triston Ackley; and the 400M shuttle hurdle team of Ackley, Jennett, Marcus Daughton, C. Daughton. Team Statistics 1st - Corning/SW Valley 159 2nd - Mount Ayr 136 3rd - Nodaway Valley 114 4th - Bedford 50 5th - East Union 46 6th - Lenox 37 Individual results 100M Dash 1st - Baylee Love - 12.77 8th - Hunter Wilson - 13.96 200M Dash 1st - Love - 26.76 DQ - Craven Martin - NT 400M Dash 3rd - C. Daughton - 1:01.71 9th - Jacob Garrett - 1:11.66 800M Run 2nd - Triston Ackley - 2:32.56 7th - Devin Russo - 3:13.60 100M Hurdles 4th - Marcus Daughton - 19.96 5th - Lucas Wurster - 20.72 1600M Run 5th - Logan Eaton - 6:32.89 8th - Gavin Dine - 6:41.69 9th - Will Hunt - 6:47.77 1 0 t h - B r a d l e y Wu r s t e r 6:48.76 200M Hurdles 1st - C. Daughton - 29.92 6th - L. Wurster - 36.03 4x100M Relay 1st - Zach Murphy, Mitchell Jennett, John Young, Love - 53.22 4x100M Relay B NP - Brayden Swank, Dylan McAlexander, Mason Smith, Eian Adams - 1:12.20 4x200M Relay 1st - Jennett, Bradley Phelps, J. Young, Ackley - 1:53.80 4x400M Relay 3rd - Jacob Vanbuskirk, Will Young, Brent Bounds, M. Daughton - 4:45.25 4x800M Relay 2nd - Phelps, Bounds, Vanbuskirk, Jeb South - 10:37.85 400M Shuttle Hurdle Relay 1st - Ackley, Jennett, M. Daughton, C. Daughton - 1:11.47 800 Sprint Medley 3rd - Murphy, W. Young, J. Young, Phelps - 2:01.58 1600 Distance Medley 4th - Murphy, Martin, W. Young, L. Wurster - 5:10.69 Shot Put 2nd - Logan Kelley - 32’9” 6th - Jacob McCreary - 30’6.5” 12th - Heath Andresen - 27’6.5” 13th - Cauy Bickel - 25’4” Discus 5th - Andresen - 73’ 7th - Kelley - 66’ ND - Mike James - DQ ND - Mitchell Lutrick - DQ High Jump 4th - Ackley - 4’8” Bounds - DQ Long Jump 2nd - Love - 15’11.5” 3rd - C. Daughton - 14’7” 9th - Martin - 13’3” ND - Ackley - DQ
Thursday, May 2, 2013
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This injured bald eagle was a highlight of the Conservation Day activities sponsored by the Ringgold County Conservation Board and director Kate Zimmerman.
Students gain outdoor knowledge at RCCB Conservation Day
“Buck Wilder” shares love of nature
It would be an understatment to say Tim Smith, 68, of the upper peninsula of Michigan, LOVES the outdoors. He loves it to so much that about 10 years ago he began writing children’s books about outdoor adventures under the pen name Buck Wilder. On Monday, April 29, Smith shared his writing and illustrating talents with students at Mount Ayr elementary. Mr. Smith brought along large pages from his books to explain to kids how he begins the process of writing. Starting with just a plain piece of paper, Smith said he starts drawing and works on large illustrations of his animals. He even likes to write in the margins. Smith told the student you will have to turn the book upside down to read part of what he has written on the pages. He also likes to hide a fuzzy little worm on each page for his readers to search and ﬁnd. He says he takes about one week to complete just one page of illustrations. Each of his 10 books has taken him a year to complete. Smith’s large hard back books are actually guides to such things as ﬁshing, camping and hiking. His smaller books are more adventurous through which the reader learns about such things as bees, ants and other creatures of the animal world. Smith said he loves ﬁshing and loves to be outdoors. He says that a good writer writes about what he/she loves. That makes it easier. He also told the children to practice what they like and what they would like to do well. He says that an eraser has been his magical tool over the years as he has made lots of mistakes on his way to being an author. Mount Ayr Sports Calendar May 2 - May 9 May 2 May 3 May 6 May 9 G Golf Honey Crk. 1:00 G Trk Home 5:00 Raiderette Relays MS Trk Corning 4:00 B Trk Bedford 4:30 B Trk Greenﬁeld 5:00 G Trk MSM 5:00 B Trk Greenﬁeld TBA Districts G Trk Van Meter TBA Districts
Every year the Ringgold County cus, as Ringgold county is the only Conservation Board (RCCB) hosts county in Iowa to have an estaba ﬁeld day for the ﬁfth and sixth lished reproducing population. grade classes of the Diagonal and A number of individuals helped Mount Ayr schools. Director Kate discuss soil and water conservaZimmerman schedules present- tion. Todd Perdew and Seth Spire ers and organizes the outdoor day with the US Department of Agrito expose students to the different culture Natural Resources Converaspects of the environment. This is sation Service, Donna Greenland, a chance for the students to learn ﬁrst-hand from professionals in the conservation ﬁeld and learn about the environment around them. Gary Sobotka of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR)Mount Ayr Fisheries Unit spoke to students about ﬁsh identiﬁcatin and habitat. He provided the students with an up close look at the ﬁsh that he works with on a daily basis. He provided live ﬁsh for the students to look at and learn about what each species requires to survive. Dray Walter, also with the DNR Fisheries Unit, and Bill Stump and Cecil Gary Sobotka talks to students about different Dolecheck with the RCCB species of ﬁsh found in area waterways. took the students ﬁshing on the Fife’s Grove pond. They taught commissioner of the Ringgold the students the parts of a ﬁshing County Soil and Water Conservapole and how to bait their hook tion District, and Marlena Staton safely. showed students an Enviroscape Christina Roelofs from Shelby model depicting the pollution and County Conservation spoke to stu- erosion on different types of urban dents about birds of prey. Roelofs and rural settings. Perdew then is the naturalist from Shelby coun- showed the groups how to underty and has a special license to care stand a soil proﬁle and the tools for injured birds and use them for they use to get the soil proﬁle. educational programming. She The ISU Conservation Station brought a screech owl, red-tail visits counties across Iowa demonhawk and bald eagle to show the strating how water affects soil erostudents. sion on different landscapes. The Andy Kellner from the DNR Conservation Station’s goal this Wildlife Unit presented informa- year was to visit all the counties tion about wildlife survival. He in Iowa. RCCB took advantage of taught the students about the habi- this since Ringgold was on the list tat and adaptations of animals and of counties not visited. This is a how they survive in the wild. The one year event only. prairie chicken was the main fo-
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The Graceland University Choirs and Orchestra will perform Georg Friedrich Handel’s Messiah, Friday, May 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the Shaw Family Auditorium on the Lamoni Campus. The concert is 90 minutes long and has one intermission. Admission is free. Jack Ergo, Associate Professor of Music, Piano/Harpsichord and Orchestral Studies, will conduct the orchestra, and Dr. Leonardo C. Lebas, Director of Choral Activities, will conduct the Chamber Singers, Concert Choir and Oratorio Chorus. This sacred oratorio will feature Graceland students, alumni, faculty and community members. Professor Ergo has led many Messiah performances over the years; most notably with the Independence (Missouri) Messiah Choir from 1980 – 2000. During this time, Ergo and the Messiah Choir had a 12-year run with PBS Television, toured England, Wales, Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic, and gave a sold-out performance at Carnegie Hall. Soloists for the concert include Graceland students and alumni Anna Rider, Soprano; Jessica Dotson, Alto; Martin Mercer, Tenor; and Jeff Benson, Bass. The orchestra will feature students and visiting professionals, most notably Kevin Hart, a sophomore, performing on Graceland’s double manual harpsichord; Jolia Poltorak, art teacher at
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Thursday, May 2, 2013
Graceland offers Handel’s Messiah in concert
South Harrison high, playing her 1765 Doering Baroque cello, and Dr. Phil Schaefer, a music faculty member at William Jewell College, as trumpet soloist. Handel’s Messiah is perhaps the world’s most beloved choral work and is performed thousands of times each year by professional and amateur choral societies. Graceland performs it once every four years to give students the opportunity to learn this important piece of Western music.
Subsoil moisture now 51 percent adequate
Dry and warmer weather across the state late last week allowed ﬁeldwork to resume according to the most recent Iowa Crops and Weather Report from the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service Iowa ﬁeld ofﬁce report. Field activities included tilling and the application of fertilizers and herbicides. The statewide average precipitation was .53 inches while normal for the week is .94 inches. The statewide average temperature was 4.5 degrees below normal. Locally the Beaconsﬁeld station reported a high of 68 degrees and a low of 24 degrees. The average was 47 degrees which was eight degrees below normal. There was .20 inches of precipitation reported which was .63 inches below normal for the time period. The total amount of precipitation since April 1 is 9.82 inches. Topsoil moisture levels rated three percent very short, seven percent short, 76 percent adequate and 14 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture levels rated 13 percent very short, 31 percent short, 51 percent adequate and ﬁve percent surplus. Oat planting was 45 percent complete. Pasture and range conditions rated 16 percent very poor, 23 percent poor, 40 percent fair, 19 percent good and two percent excellent.
Andy Kellner from the DNR Wildlife Unit presents information about the prairie chicken as part of the Conservation Day for county ﬁfth and sixth graders. Ringgold county is the only county in Iowa to have an established reproducing population.
Mercy Medical receives high marks
Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines has once again been nationally recognized for delivering outstanding care in the categories of medical excellence and patient safety. CareChex®, a rating service of COMPARION®, a national independent health care data organization, found Mercy to be one of the highest quality hospitals in the nation for the second year in a row. In the category of Medical Excellence, CareChex® recognized Mercy as #24 in the nation and #1 in the local market for Overall Medical Care. This ranking places Mercy in the top one percent of hospitals in the nation recognized for exceptional quality. In addition to Overall Medical Care, Mercy was recognized in the Medical Excellence category in the following areas: • Heart Failure Care – ranked #1 in the state and #10 in the nation. • Pneumonia Care – ranked #1 in the state and #7 in the nation.
The picture on the above right shows a dock at Loch Ayr in late fall of last year. The picture below right shows the same dock last week after heavy rains ﬁlled area lakes and ponds and ﬂooded low-lying areas. According to the Iowa Crops and Weather report (see story at right), area subsoil moisture is now 51 percent adequate and even ﬁve percent surplus. Only 13 percent reported very short and 31 percent report short.
• Pulmonary Care – ranked #1 in the state and #10 in the nation. • Stroke Care – ranked #1 in the state and in the top 100 in the nation. Mercy was also recognized by CareChex® as #1 in the state for Overall Medical Care in the Patient Safety category. CareChex® provides a composite evaluation of all components of medical quality, including process of care, outcomes of care and patient experiences.
Provider Appreciation Day set for May 10
The second Sunday in May has long been recognized as the day to honor mothers and their commitment to children. The Friday before Mother’s Day, May 10, is Provider Appreciation Day. This is a special day to recognize the providers and educators who are responsible for the children while parents work. “For working parents, child care is an important part of their life,” said Carol Jensen, Parent Services Specialist for West Central Community Action’s Child Care Resource and Referral program. “When a parent is happy with the person who is taking care of their child, they can be more productive at work. They want to choose a child care arrangement that is a partner for the beneﬁt of all, especially the child. By recognizing the hard work of child care providers on May 10, we remind people of the importance of qual-
ity child care. We should recognize and value the important work that child care providers do.” West Central Community Action is the administration ofﬁce for Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) services in 17 counties in Southwest Iowa. CCR&R provides education, resources and advocacy to promote quality child care. This program is a nice ﬁt with West Central Community Action’s mission to assist families and individuals in reaching their highest potential. To learn more about West Central Community Action, visit http:// www.westcentralca.org. To learn more about quality child care, visit www.iowaccrr.org or call 1-800945-9778. Funding for Child Care Resource and Referral is provided by the Department of Human Services through the Child Care Development Fund and local funds.
Golf outing beneﬁts FFA
The Iowa FFA Foundation will host its 18th annual golf tournament on Thursday, June 13, at Otter Creek Golf Course in Ankeny. Registration begins at 10 a.m. with a shotgun start at 11 a.m. The tournament format will be four-person best shot. A total of $1,400 in cash and prizes will be distributed among the top three teams in each of two ﬂights. Team sponsorship for four golfers is $800 and includes golf, lunch, dinner and two drink tickets for each individual. Individual golfers also can register for $200. Other sponsorship options range from $250 -$2,500. A dinner buffet, along with a silent and live auction, will be hosted following the tournament.
Individual dinner tickets can be purchased for $20. Special hole-games, prizes and more will be offered to add to the excitement. And don’t worry if your game is a little off. Mulligans can be purchased on site. For more information, to register or to donate an auction item, contact the Iowa FFA Foundation at (515) 965-7370 or visit www. iowaffafoundation.org/golftournament.aspx. “Participation in this golf tournament is an excellent way to show support for Iowa FFA and further advance education and leadership opportunities for our next generation of ag leaders,” said Iowa FFA Association president, Steven Brockshus.
Fifth grade students from Mount Ayr elementary were at the State Capitol on Tuesday, April 23. The group toured the building and talked to Senator Joni Ernst (R-Red Oak) about her experiences as a legislator.
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Bohn, Ruth Angus, Evalee White, Marvin Morse, Nieda Cunningham, Corwin Karr, Maxine Werner, Ruth Angus, Kenny Driftmier, Annabelle Jones, Dick Fuqua, Darlene Minnick, Virginia Albers, Sylvia Hall, Vergene Higgins, Dorothy Main, Ada Stanley, Kathryn Adams and Margaret Campbell. Virginia Albers won blackout. All enjoyed learning all about the Freedom Rock that is being painted in Diagonal this week as it was read from the local paper but also from Pat Teply who brought in very nice close-up pictures of it being painted. Spring brings babies of all kinds and residents are enjoying babies of their own. There are two nests of baby birds in the aviary. They are a bit hard to see now but soon residents will have a great time watching them venture from the nest and learn to ﬂy. Residents made a trip to the “Sheep Shed” last week and each spent a lot of time enjoying its contents. This was not your ordinary sheep shed, it was built like a shed but the inside was ﬁlled with all kinds of antiques, wool rugs, candles, etc. It was made by maintenance supervisor LaVern Burtis for his wife, Carolyn, who spins and dyes wool to make her rugs. LaVern makes many wonderful smelling candles of which residents have had the opportunity to enjoy. They are looking forward for LaVern and Carolyn’s return in May when they will demonstrate rug making. It was nice to have Lanette Shields come Saturday morning. The morning was ﬁlled with word and thinking games which took place before exercises. The afternoon was nice enough for residents to enjoy sitting outside. Sunday school was taught by Deanna Adams with Charlotte Swank on the piano. Welcome visitors over the past week have been Amanda and Lewis Angus with Luella Adkisson; Ed Minnick with Darlene Minnick; Sharon Bowen and Judy Picker of Red Oak with June Stienman; Barton Shields, Betty Davenport, Lanette Shields, Nancy Willey, Norma Jones, Donella Drake and Joe Shields of Fort Dodge with Mabel Shields; Lee Brand, Paul Brand and Jean Gilliland with Earl Brand; Paulette Clem of Annapolis, MD and Stephen Campbell of Altoona with Paul and Marie Campbell and Nina Poore; John Euritt with Evalee White; Lyle Hogue of Hatﬁeld, MO with Irene Hogue; Ethel Campbell with Don Campbell; Pat Teply and Missy the dog with Gerald Gardner; Marcia Allen of Corning, Paul Smith and Ken Smith with Frances Smith and Maxine Kean; Joan Harvey and JR Miller with Margaret Fletchall and Sylvia Hall; Phillip King of Bedford, Chris and Megan King of Corning and Dan King with Ed and Lorraine King; Deb Holmes and Judy Doolittle with Loreen Reed; Bobbie and Annabelle Rinehart of Hatﬁeld, MO and Rhonda Cooper of Kent with Kathryn Adams; Nancy and Race Kelly of Winterset with Maxine Werner; Marie Still, Melissa, Jake and Aayden Pollock of Treynor, Helen Pollock of Malvern, Florine Murray of Jewell and Ellen Powell, Warren Angus and Tate and Isac Dugan with Ruth Angus; Joni Dugan, Dennis, Tate and Isac Dugan and Marie Still with Bernadine McBride; Ethan Main and Kelly and Terri Main with Dorothy Main; Connie Worthington of Des Moines, Hank Smith and Judy Pottorff with Margaret Fletchall; Pete Lesan with Sylvia Hall and Danny Gregg; Bob and Teri Campbell with Margaret Campbell; Wayne and Suzanne Brown of Pleasant Hill, Irene Merical of Adel and Merna Schwalbe with Shirley Brown; Jeannette Lutrick, Aidan Albaugh and Vera Moore with Bev Moore; Ted and Bryce Bear with Don Bear; Sharon Carr and Berneeta Austin with Virginia Powell; Lorrie Haver with Wayne and Irene Bohn; Rebecca Quick of Slater and Harold and Melynda Crawford with Catherine Crawford; Betty Davenport with Bev Moore and Nieda Cunningham, and Neil Stanley with Ada Stanley. Planning a wedding? We have invitations at the Record-News.
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April 29 - Saturday night the Methodist church of Redding hosted a dinner for all the residents of the town. Charlie and Vickie Jeanes were two of the helpers from the church. Amanda Waske and Riley, Ronnie and JoKaye Shields, Cricket Waske and Nate Nichols attended the elementary band and music concert last Monday in Murray. Joe and Sharon Boord of Leon visited with Ronnie and JoKaye Shields Wednesday afternoon. Cameron Woody visited Thursday afternoon and Saturday afternoon accompanied by friend Lacy Woitaszewski of Wood River, NE in the home of grandparents Ronnie and JoKaye Shields. Margaret Bishop, Rose James and JoKaye Shields attended the Lamoni Products Auction Friday in Lamoni. Saturday night Cricket Waske, Nate Nichols, Amanda Waske and Riley and Ronnie and JoKaye Shields met Jacob and Karla Waske, Ally, Hunter and Hannah for supper in Osceola. Sunday dinner guests of Ronnie and JoKaye Shields were Rodney Shields, Cricket Waske, Amanda Waske and Riley, Brenda Woody, Cameron Woody, Margaret Rhodes, Pete and Amy Shields, Bret and Brandie Ruggles, Hayden, Jackson and Evan, Brett Shields, Melissa Shennum and Brennon and Bailee Shields, Aubree and Brynlea. The occasion honored Pete and Brennon Shields and Brenda Woody for their birthdays. Sunday afternoon Gene Motsinger visited in the home of Bill and Norma Stringham and later in the day he visited with Darrell Holden and Brad Holden. Walt and Beverly McGinnis were in Omaha, NE attending the Grands Friends Day at the school of their grandchildren, Jasmine and Olivia. Included was a vocal music program of which one of the girls sang a solo. Later the McGinnises and the girls were at Kim and Randy Foster’s home for a visit. Sunday night Rose James attended the FFA banquet at the Mount Ayr Community high school. Tuesday Amon Hunt and Estelle Hall visited with Delbert and Hazel Jackson. Later in the afternoon they visited with Mary Lou McCormick at Orilla’s Way in Grant City, MO.
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April 29 - Sitting on the front porch watching the world go by! What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon! Several from Mount Ayr Heath Care were able to do this over the weekend as the weather was awesome! Others, such as Nieda Cunningham, Ruth Angus, Sylvia Hall, Maxine Werner and Danny Gregg, all enjoyed going out with family for rides, visiting, lunch or to one of the local meal sites. It is always nice to have family members and friends join residents for activities and meals. Nieda Cunningham enjoyed having her daughter, Lizette, as a lunch guest over the weekend. Marcia Allen and Paul Smith joined Frances Smith for lunch. Patti Page-Jones was a lunch guest of her mother, Elaine McCampbell. Phyllis Sickels came to eat lunch with her mother, Sylvia Hall. Neil Stanley enjoyed lunch with his mother, Ada. Joe Shields enjoyed a meal with his mother, Mabel, Friday. Elaine McCampbell was honored as April Resident of the Month during coffee hour this past week. She is a very interesting gal and everyone had a great time learning more about her and her family. Ruth Angus shared a quilted picture she has just ﬁnished making. Evalee White was the winner during box ball last Tuesday morning while she and Virginia Albers took turns that afternoon winning at Skip Bo. Dominoes were enjoyed by several others with too many winners to keep track of. Pastor and Mrs. Charles Hawkins arrived Tuesday afternoon for Bible study. Pastor Skip Rushing was the minister for church Wednesday morning. With him was Ellen Powell who played the piano for hymn singing. Bingo was a blast this past week with Linda Swanson and Dorothy Hughes calling the numbers and Phyllis Riggs, Cheri Dessinger and Phyllis Sickles helping. Guest players were Corwin Karr, Neil Stanley and Jean Gilliland. Winners included Neil Stanley, Donna Benegas, Lorene Triggs, Syliva Hall, Margaret Campbell, Irene
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April 29 - The weather is getting better every day. Residents can sit outside and smell the fresh mowed lawns around the area. It feels like spring now. Coming up in May are lots of fun activities. National Nursing Home Week is May 12 – 18. Several special events will take place including the annual pie social on Mother’s Day. The staff will be in early to cook breakfast for the residents. The Mount Ayr Community fourth graders will be in to plant some ﬂowers and play games with the residents. Be sure to look Clearview Home – Mount Ayr up on Facebook. A list of activities will be posted along with pictures of special events. Or, stop by Clearview Home to pick up your copy of the May Chatterbox. They will be available on Wednesday. The birthday party is being planned for May 23 at 2 p.m. hosted by the Assembly of God Church members. Residents with a birthday in May are Lawrence Bishop on May 5, Shirley Martin on May 17 and Pauline Wood on May 28. Staff with a birthday in May are Monica Casteel on May 1, Sommer Jones on May 7, Melessa Ellis on May 10, Tiffany Huntsman and Joyce Jackson on May 13, Bill Powers on May 18 and Marla Johnson on May 24. Monday Pattie ﬁnished reading the book “The Dog Next Door” during her reading time. She will start a new book this week. The Community Singers were in to entertain along with the Tingley Methodist Church ladies to host a birthday party. Community Singer members were Mary Jane Baker, Ellen Lemke, Ronald Bradley, Donna Smithson, Bob Osburn, Wilma Hughes, Judy Henderson, June Irwin, Verla Monk and Lois Wurster. The church ladies served cookies and drink for the birthday treat. Church ladies were Robin Thomas, Cleone Hosﬁeld, Marjorie Werner and Janice Tull. It was Dr. Phipps’ day to meet the residents at Clearview Home, as it was doctor rounds day. Sommer and Pattie fried donuts for everyone. Carmene James was in to play the piano for the morning music. Helping with the singing was Ermil Hainline. Sommer and Pattie played bingo in the afternoon. Winners were Shorty Umbarger, Lois Anne Sobotka, Anna Linkey, Doyle Murphy, Permelia Fletchall, Thelma Grimes, Iris Osborn, Helen Umbarger, Doyle Murphy and Vera Daughton. Wednesday the activity staff was busy with hand care. In the afternoon Skip Rushing was in for church with Carmene James on the piano. Liz was busy in the kitchen preparing an authentic Chinese meal for the volunteers Wednesday afternoon. To celebrate National Volunteer Week, the activity staff invited the yearly volunteers to enjoy a meal prepared by Clearview because they are “Worth a Fortune.” They were served broccoli and beef or sweet and sour chicken over a bed of rice with crab rangoons and egg rolls as an appitizer. They ﬁnished off their meal with pineapple sherbert, fresh fruit and a fortune cookie. Volunteers in attendance were Bonnie and Gerald Summa, Carmene James, Rose James, Margaret Bishop, Bill and Phyllis Andrews, John Campbell, Peggy Wagenknecht, Janet Hickman, Phyllis and Charles Hawkins, Kate Zimmerman, James Pollock, Doris Rule, Bessie Parker, Scott Marcum, Cheryl Taylor, Dick and Cindy Snethen, Morris and Mert Carpenter, Jessie Woollums, Bill and Norma Stringham, Ermil Hainline, John and Marilyn Schafer, Abbey, Elsie and Emmalee Schafer, Joyce England and Ty and Wynston Jones. Thursday Kathi read the Mount Ayr Record-News and Diagonal Progress before rounding residents up for residents’ council. In the afternoon Kathi played plinko with the assistance of Colleen Greenman. It was the Daffodils against the Tulips. Tulips won 1,020 – 940. Charles Hawkins led Bible study to ﬁnish the afternoon. Friday Kathi and Sommer or-
ganized a prom parade. Students from Mount Ayr and Diagonal shared their beautiful dresses along with their escorts. Students were Mariah Kilgore, Jaylee Bogan, Hannah Huntsman, Billi Stark, Kevin Ralston, Brittani Bogan, Melody Davis, Billy Geer, Jess Fricke and Langse Lee. One of Clearview’s CNAs was in to dress up as well. Kristin Wilkey wore her prom dress and was escorted by her son, Adler Reed who is four years old. In the afternoon, Kathi and Sommer played bingo with the residents. Winners were Joan Hill, Anna Linkey, Laura Osborn, Permelia Fletchall and Berniece Hoffman. Volunteers were Bonnie Summa, Bessie Parker, Kelly Kern and Nina Fricke. Sommer was in Saturday morning and colored with the residents. Her sons, Wynston and Ty, also helped. A group of residents played dominoes as well. Norma Stringham was in for Sunday school Sunday. She was assisted by her granddaughter, Paige Sites. Paige helped lead the singing. Visitors last week were Dorothy Barber with Doyle Murphy; Kathy Butler with Pam Larsen; Jim and Arlene Pearce and Gary, Dean and Dale Scott with Edna Scott; Linda McNutt with Eileen Lesan, Shirley Karr, Anita Hayworth, Mildred Beymer and Lois Anne Sobotka; Valerie Longstreath and Nathan Fletchall with Shirley Karr; Becky Saville with Ron Hein; Ber and Delbert Routh with Pam Larsen; Lesa Darrah and Arraon and Tucker with Berniece Hoffman; Doris Todd and Leloa Dolecheck with Mildred Peterson; Quita Koehler with Twilla Lininger; Vicki Ryan with Avery Sanderson; Marjorie Hoffman and Shirley Butler with Berniece Hoffman, Vera Daughton and Stanley Aistrope; Sharon Case with Irene Spencer; Betty Cole with Donnie Johnston; Iona Triggs with Iris Osborn and Marilyn Richards; Pattie Barnes with Berniece Hoffman, Vera Daughton and Stanley Aistrope; Pete Lesan with Vera Daughton and Helen Banks; Cleone Hosﬁeld with several; Shirley Erickson with Don Strange; Kay Jaime and Keaton Grismore and Rick Scott with Gerata Scott; Rich and Peggy Hunt with Rose Hunt; Helen Flummer with Greta Willis; Carol Lee Bentley, Aiden Pauli, Dick Taylor and Todd Taylor with Anna Linkey; Linda Konnath with Roxie Trullinger; Jean Schlapie of Ames with Rose Hunt; Annette Ferex with Ione Veatch; Marietta Cobb with Anna Linkey and Minnie Breckenridge; Bill and Diane Breckenridge with Minnie Breckenridge; Dave and Lisa Richards with Marilyn Richards, and Doris Todd with Shirley Martin and Mildred Peterson.
Hunting Works for Iowa highlights importance of hunting to economy
Hunting Works for Iowa, a broad group of local and regional leaders representing sporting organizations, small businesses, lodging and retailers, partnered with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to hold its “Day at the Capitol” Wednesday. Hunting Works for Iowa co-chairs and partners talked with legislators and their staff about the importance of hunting and the shooting sports in Iowa. They also announced that Marcus Branstad, manager of Political Mobilization, for the American Chemistry Council, and Dawn Carlson, president and CEO of the Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores of Iowa had joined Hunting Works for Iowa as cochairs of the organization. “It’s because hunting supports so many jobs and businesses that the Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores of Iowa decided to get behind Hunting Works for Iowa,” said Carlson. “We’re really excited to help educate Iowans on how important the sport is to our local economies.” Much of the discussion at the Capitol on Wednesday centered around the newly-released sportsmen data from the National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and WildlifeAssociated Recreation. According to the survey, conducted by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, each year 253,000 people hunt in Iowa, spending nearly $450 million on lodging, food, gas and gear while paying $47.9 million in state taxes. On average, the typical hunter spends nearly $1,600 per year in Iowa, and that spending translates into $228 million in salaries and wages and creates nearly 7,000 Iowa jobs. “Hunting is a big driver of our in-state economy,” said Jim Henter, president of the Iowa Retail Federation and Hunting Works for Iowa co-chair. “Our goal here at the Capitol is to make sure our legislators know how important hunting is to Iowa’s economy. It’s always great to be able to meet with legislators and share our love of hunting and shooting, and it’s even better to be able to show that a sport you love has such a big impact on our state economy.” “What many people don’t understand is that hunters are the driving force behind conservation,” said Branstad, one of two new Hunting Works for Iowa co-chairs. “Hunters don’t just support sporting goods stores with their spending. In fact, when people go hunting, they spend money on everything from fuel and restaurants to hotels and even guides. This spending can be a huge boon to many of our smaller communities around Iowa and frankly keeps some of them alive. As an avid hunter myself I have seen the positive effects of hunter spending ﬁrsthand.” Formed in 2012, Hunting Works for Iowa is a local grassroots partnership of organizations focused on hunting and the economics derived from these activities and has dozens of partner organizations across the state. Its members are advocates for public policy who support jobs and economic prosperity. The effort is being supported by sporting organizations such as the National Shooting Sports Foundation. For more information on Hunting Works for Iowa, please visit www.HUNTINGWORKSFORIA. com.
Best pork tenderloin in Iowa sought
Pork tenderloin lovers can begin nominating their favorite for the Iowa Pork Producers Association’s 11th annual Best Breaded Pork Tenderloin Contest on May 1. The contest celebrates a Midwest favorite by recognizing restaurants around the state that support their local pork producers by putting pork on their menus. Nominations are limited to one per household. Forms are available at iowapork.org and in the May issue of the Iowa Pork Producer magazine. The deadline for nominations is June 11, 2013. Any café, restaurant or tavern that serves breaded pork tenderloins is eligible to be nominated. Restaurants must receive three nominations to enter the ﬁrst round of judging. Restaurant owners and operators are prohibited from nominating their own establishment. “We had our work cut out for us last year with 65 sandwiches to judge, so we anticipate an even greater challenge in 2013,” said IPPA Marketing and Programs Director Kelsey Sutter. “Judging these juicy, tender, ﬂavorful, mouth-watering sandwiches is a tough job, but someone has to do it!” One person who nominates the winning restaurant will be entered in a drawing to win $100. The winning restaurant will receive $500, a plaque to display in the establishment and statewide publicity. Representatives of the Iowa pork industry will judge the tenderloins on taste, appearance and physical characteristics and IPPA will announce the winner during October Pork Month. The 2012 contest winner was Breitbach’s Country Dining in Balltown.
Cattle on feed report for Iowa is released
Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in Iowa for all feedlots totaled 1,310,000 on April 1, 2013 according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service, Iowa Field Ofﬁce. The inventory is down two percent from March 1, 2013 and down ﬁve percent from April 1, 2012. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head had 630,000 head on feed, down two percent from last month and down six percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head had 680,000 head on feed, down one percent from last month and down four percent from last year. Placements during March totaled 131,000 head, an decrease of six percent from last month and down two percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity greater
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A new spreadsheet that can help pork producers and seedstock suppliers make better decisions is now available from the Iowa Pork Industry Center (IPIC) at Iowa State University. Professor of animal science Ken Stalder developed the free tool along with animal science graduate student Caitlyn Abell. “This spreadsheet can be used to estimate the total costs associated with genome-enabled selection,” he said. “Producers also can see how much improvement in a weaned pig will be necessary in order to break even on the costs associated with genome-enabled selection.” People are invited to register for a free download of the program on the IPIC website, www.ipic. iastate.edu/news/GenomicSpreadsheet2013.html. Stalder, said producers can use the spreadsheet to determine whether they think investing in animals that have been selected based on genomic methods is an economically viable option. Seedstock suppliers can use the tool when making breeding program decisions.
than 1,000 head placed 71,000 head, unchanged from last month but down three percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head placed 60,000 head. This is down 13 percent from last month but unchanged from last year. Marketings for March were 145,000 head, up 18 percent from last month and up one percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head marketed 77,000 head, up 13 percent from last month and up eight percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head marketed 68,000 head, up 24 percent from last month but down seven percent from last year. Other disappearance totaled 6,000 head.
Iowa State University is conducting a nationwide survey of livestock producers’ use of feedrelated coproducts from ethanol production. “The feedback gained from the survey will be used to help improve coproduct quality, which can help livestock producers with their feed costs and livestock performance,” said Kurt Rosentrater, a professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, who is leading the effort. The survey is focused on the beef, dairy, swine and poultry sectors. It is being funded by a coalition consisting of the Renewable Fuels Association, the Distillers Grains Technology Council, and the Corn Utilization Councils from Iowa, Illinois and Nebraska. Livestock producers are invited to take the survey online until June 19 at: http://humansciences.ethanolcoproducts.sgizmo.com/s3/ .
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Mount Ayr Larger Parish United Methodist Churches Pastor Skip Rushing Redding 9:00 a.m., Worship. 10:00 a.m., Sunday School. Middle Fork 9:00 a.m., Sunday School, all ages. 10:00 a.m., Worship. Mount Ayr 10:00 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 9:00 a.m., Sunday school. 10:00 a.m., Church. Tingley First Christian Church Al Rusk, Pastor 10:00 a.m., Church school. Margaret Hull, Superintendent. 11:00 a.m., Worship. First Lutheran Church Mount Ayr - LCMS Vacancy Pastor: Rev. Jonathan Watt Sunday, May 5: 11:00 a.m., Worship with holy communion. Free Methodist Church Charles Weiman, Pastor 10:00 a.m., Sunday school. 11:00 a.m., Worship service. 7:00 p.m., Evening worship. Wednesday, Family Night Prayer meeting; F.M.Y., C.L.C., 7 p.m. Kellerton Assembly of God Church Pastor Barton Shields 9:30 a.m., Sunday School. 10:30 a.m., Worship service. 6:00 p.m., Sunday evening worship. Wednesday, 7:00 p.m., Adult Bible study. Blockton Christian Church Scott Marcum, Pastor 9:30 a.m., Bible School. 10:45 a.m., Worship. Second and fourth Sundays of each month, Youth Groups. First Wednesday of each month, Church Night. Tent Chapel Church of Christ Richard Reinhardt, Minister (3 miles south of Blockton, Iowa) Bible study, 10:00 a.m. Morning worship, 11:00 a.m. Watch “In Search of the Lord’s Way” - 7 a.m., Sunday on Ch. 17; KDSM Dish 259, 6:30 a.m. or Direct TV 364, 6:30 a.m. Sundays, 6:30 p.m., evening services. Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m., Bible study. Regular Baptist Church Mount Ayr 464-3293 (Church) Pastor Seth Denney 9:45 a.m., Sunday School. 11:00 a.m., Morning worship service. Nursery available. 6:30 p.m., Evening service. Wednesday, 6:30-8 p.m., AWANA; 7 p.m., Midweek Bible study and prayer. 7 p.m., Youth service. Hickory Grove Advent Christian Church Sherry Wiley, supply pastor 11:00 a.m., Worship service. 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. United Baptist-Presbyterian Church 2343 State Highway 169 Mount Ayr Michael Maddy, Pastor (641-464-2127) www.ubpchurch.com Sunday, May 5: 9:00 a.m., Sunday school. 10:00 a.m., Church service. Greeter, David Hightshoe; Call to worship, Deb Larson; Musician, Nancy Sackett; Children’s sermon, Diane Maddy; Message: Mike Maddy; Snacks, Suzi Schaefer/ Tracee Knapp/Beulah Hutchinson. Monday, May 6: 5:00 p.m., Stretch exercises-UBP Church. Tuesday, May 7: 7:00 a.m., Men’s breakfast-UBP Church. Wednesday, May 8: 5:00 p.m., Stretch exercise-UBP Church. 5:30 p.m., Choir practice-UBP Church. Director Judy Cunning. 6:30 p.m., Bible study at Mount Ayr Health Care. Platte Center Presbyterian Church Delores Dench, Pastor 9:15 a.m., Sunday school. 10:00 a.m., Fellowship. 10:30 a.m., Worship. First Christian Church Pastor Chris Conklin Sunday, May 5: 9:00 a.m., Sunday school. 10:00 a.m., Church. 2-4:00 p.m., Open house for LaVon Thomas’ 100th birthday. Wednesday, May 8: 9:00 a.m., Dorcas. 9:30 a.m., CWF. 7:00 p.m., Board meeting. Thursday Prayer group at 9:30 a.m. Bank of Christ Outreach and Hope Center 2nd & Ringgold, Kellerton 10:00 a.m., Sunday school for children and adults. 11:00 a.m., Church service with Kathy Johnston speaking. Wishard Chapel Community Church Pastor Bill Armstrong 9:30 a.m., Sunday school. 10:30 a.m., Worship. Women of Wishard (WOW): Every ﬁrst Wednesday at 7 p.m. Ellston United Methodist Church Rev. Robin Thomas, Pastor Sunday, April 28: 9:00 a.m., Church services. 10:00 a.m., Sunday school and Bible study. 10:30 a.m., Breakfast with freewill offering for “Imagine No Malaria.” 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. 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. 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. 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, April 28: 9:50 a.m., Sunday school. 11:00 a.m., Worship service with Julia Ashby speaking. Mount Ayr Restoration Branch Sherman Phipps, Presiding Elder Alan Smith, Assistant Sunday, May 5: Welcomers: Bob Rowland family. 9:45 a.m., Family Worship, Gordon Winkler family. 10:00 a.m., Classes. 11:00 a.m., Worship. Sherman Phipps, presiding; Steven Smith, speaking; Pat Bolingbroke, pianist; Jim Barber, special music. Potluck following communion. Custodians: Ron Smith. 6:00 p.m., Family fellowship at Ron Smith home. Wednesday, May 8: 7:00 p.m., Prayer service at Gordon Winkler home. Rodney Bastow, presiding.
Gary Pitman GARY PITMAN Gary “Penny” Allan Pitman was born February 15, 1937 in Portland, Oregon the son of Harry Pitman and Frances Opal (Joslyn) Pitman. Gary was raised by his mother and grandparents in Gravity, Iowa where he graduated from high school with the class of 1956. He worked for Don Well’s Locker driving a stock truck. Gary was united in marriage to Donna Snyder on January 29, 1959 in Clarinda, Iowa. This union was blessed with the birth of four children, Allan, Amy, Adam and Angela. Gary was drafted into the United States Army where he served active duty for 12 years in the United States, Germany and three tours in Vietnam. After he was honorably discharged, the family lived in the state of Washington for a number of years before relocating to Bedford to be near family in the late 1970s. In 1979 Gary and Allan became active in the National Guard, retiring in 1985. Gary worked at Hawkeye Lumber Yard and did carpentry. Later he was in maintenance for the Bedford Nursing Home and the Clearview Homes in Mount Ayr, retiring in 2008 at age 71. Gary was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Bedford where he served as deacon. He was a member of the John F. Hardin American Legion Post having held several ofﬁces, including being the present commander, and was a board member of the Bedford Meal Site. He enjoyed woodworking and being a ‘handyman who always had a project.’ Gary possessed a giving heart and was always willing to help anyone. Gary was a people person and truly loved his family, and enjoyed spending time with his
children and grandchildren and remained active in their lives. He never knew a stranger and enjoyed camping and traveling with his wife. Gary was very patriotic and loved his country and enjoyed talking about current events. Left to cherish the memories of a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend are his loving wife of 54 years, Donna Pitman of Bedford, Iowa; four children, Allan Pitman and Shari Hardisty of Shenandoah, Iowa, Amy Volkmar and husband Roger of Clarinda, Iowa, Adam Pitman and wife DeAnn of Roland, Iowa and Angela Pitman and Roger McCollaugh of Bedford, Iowa; eight grandchildren, Nathanual Pitman, Nicholas Pitman, Alex Volkmar, Andrew Volkmar, Jaeda Pitman, Jakob Pitman, Micheal McCollaugh and Joshua McCollaugh; two great-grandchildren, Ashlynn and Briley Pitman; two stepgrandchildren, Katie and Jacob Hardisty; a sister, Ramona Jacob of Shelton, Washington, along with many other family members and friends. Preceding Gary in death are his parents, Harry and Frances Pitman, and a granddaughter, Caitlyn Pitman. Gary was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and patriot. His enthusiasm, humor and kindness will be missed by everyone. Celebration of life services for Gary Pitman, age 76 of Bedford, Iowa, who died Friday, April 26, 2013 at his home in Bedford were held Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at the First Baptist Church in Bedford. Interment with military rites accorded by the John F. Hardin American Legion Post No. 164 were held in the Fairview Cemetery in Bedford. Memorials may be given in Gary’s name. Memories can be shared with the family at www.ritchiefuneralhome.com. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Bedford.
Ringgold County Supervisors
April 22, 2013 The Ringgold County Board of Supervisors met in regular session Monday, April 22, 2013. The meeting was called to order at 9 a.m. with the following members present: David Inloes, Royce Dredge and Kraig Pennington. A motion was made by Kraig Pennington and seconded by Royce Dredge to approve the agenda. AYES: Unanimous. NAYS: None. A motion was made by Royce Dredge and seconded by Kraig Pennington to approve the previous minutes. AYES: Unanimous. NAYS: None. Payroll checks will be issued Wednesday, April 24, 2013. Due to the overwhelming interest to serve on the Veterans Affairs Commission Board, the supervisors discussed switching to a seven-person board. However, Iowa Code states the Veterans Affairs Commission Board shall not exceed ﬁve people. Therefore, after a lengthy discussion, the board decided to appoint Larry Ford, Lyle Minnick, Jack Cook and Kathy Kilgore. They will be joining Shirley Wallace. The board would like to thank everyone that applied to serve on this board. Assessor Neil Morgan met with the board to review a Geographical Information Software (GIS) System that the state will be requiring of counties in the near future. Morgan reviewed with the board the many
beneﬁts that come with having a GIS system. Morgan feels he can do much of the startup work in-house. Pete Buckingham from Leon will be assisting Morgan with this process. Buckingham will charge a fee of $100 per hour to ensure the correct process is in place. Morgan noted that the GIS system will not be used in place of a survey. Engineer Zach Gunsolley can access the program as well to include signs, bridges, culverts, etc. throughout the county. The auditor’s ofﬁce can use the program for election redistricting, too. Emergency Management, E911 and Public Health can use the program as well. Engineer Zach Gunsolley met with the board to provide Secondary Roads updates. Gunsolley reminded the board of the zipper demonstration tomorrow morning at 8 a.m. The group will meet at Blackmore Corner. Gunsolley updated the board on damage to roads from the rain received last week. He said roughly six roads have been discovered so far that have excessive damage. Gunsolley provided to the board a report with a quote to seal coat the gravel patches throughout the county. Inloes does not agree with this proposal. Dredge and Pennington do want to move forward with this proposal. Alva Parker met with the board to discuss the Parker Bridge. Parker suggested painting the banisters and convert the bridge to one lane. He also suggested removing the weight limit signs. Gunsolley does not agree with that. If there are no weight limit signs posted, the county could be held liable if there is an accident, Gunsolley said. Parker feels it would be a waste of money to tear out the _________________________________ bridge
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Services set for Dorothy Keller
Funeral services for Dorothy Keller, 89, of Flower Mound, TX, formerly of Creston and Diagonal, will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 4, at the United Church of Diagonal with visitation at Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home in Diagonal on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. A complete obituary will appear in next week’s edition. Fax Needs? The Record-News can help.
We wish to thank all of our friends and former neighbors in the Delphos and Redding areas for all the calls, get-well cards and prayers during Virginia’s illness and open heart surgery, while in southern Texas this winter. How good it is to be home in the Midwest again! May God bless all of you!
THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
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…to my wonderful family, Bob and Pam Ricker, Bruce and Michell Ricker, Blake, Jaren and Randi and Evelyn, Brent and Martha Ricker, Jessie, Jake and Joe. I thank all of the relatives and many friends for the cards, pictures and gifts. You all made this year’s 80th birthday one I and Bob will remember for years. A big thank you to all – this was a great day.
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April 29 - Steve and Renae Stauter of Lake City visited with Craig and Kathi Braby over the weekend. Wyatt Jackson, along with several other Mount Ayr students, went to Iowa State University Friday for the IT Adventures Olympics. Kevin and Melanie went to Ames Friday night and Saturday to watch the events. They brought some of the boys back to Mount Ayr Saturday. Hannah Jackson went to Caroline McAlexander’s Friday night to help her celebrate her birthday. Saturday she spent with Joe and Linda Murphy. Emma Mobley spent Friday night with a friend. Sunday was the FFA annual award banquet. Several students from the Maloy area received awards. That included Riley Weehler, Maddie Mobley, Laura Davison and Wyatt Jackson. Parents and family from Maloy who attended were Kevin, Melanie and Hannah Jackson, Robert, Julie and Laura Davison, Neil, Jill and Payton Weehler and Greg, Amy and Emma Mobley Joyce Weehler and Joan Jackson, along with Jan Ford, went to Dubuque Saturday to attend the memorial mass for deceased Sisters of Charity held Sunday at Mount Carmel. They visited with Sister Joanna and Sister Marian who were residents of Maloy for a time. The three women returned home Monday. Amber Davison spent Friday night with a friend. Wendell Jackson attended the
program at the Laura Street Baptist Church in Maryville, MO Sunday evening. Grandchildren Earl, Logan and Isabelle Jackson took part in the program. Later Wendell visited in the home of Erin Jackson. Alyssa Johnson spent the weekend with the Greg Mobley family. Riley Weehler started the high school rodeo season in Sidney over the weekend. Megan Warin, Amber Davison, Emma Mobley and Paige Lynch attended the MAC softball camp Saturday and Sunday. Saturday Lafe Dukes and his family of Norwalk met Kathi Braby at the Afton trial ground. They
were all there to watch Craig Braby run his dogs in the trials. Thursday and Friday Laura Davison and Maddie Mobley had track meets in Osceola and Bedford. Jane and Roland Buck visited with Craig and Kathi Braby Sunday. Friday night Wendell and Joan Jackson attended the annual social of the Southern Iowa Alumni Chapter of Northwest Missouri State University at the Crestmoor Golf Club in Creston. Megan Warin participated in the Pride of Iowa Conference track meet for middle school Thursday
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in Corning. The Mount Ayr girls won the meet.
Coffee With The Girls
News from Clearﬁeld Linda Bell
April 29 - Monday - Linda Bell went to Bible study at the church. They couldn’t decide which les-
son they were on. They decided it wouldn’t hurt to repeat one. Maybe they’d remember it if they have it twice. Mary England hasn’t made it back yet. They all miss her but she is coming to church. It’s good to see her again. The May breakfast is next Wednesday, May 1, and the women are planning for that. Also they are getting ready for the alumni banquet, which is May 25. Linda Bell won’t be getting a reservation from Mary Posten this year as she passed away April 15. She always was the ﬁrst one to call and make a reservation and, as far as Linda knows, she only missed one alumni banquet since she
graduated in 1932. The reason she missed was because she had entered a nursing home and her kids didn’t think about the alumni banquet. That was two years ago and, if Linda remembers, she was there last year. Her kids brought her. Linda Bell went up to see her mom last Wednesday and came home Saturday. She was evaluated by Home Health Care to see if she was able to stay in her home yet. With some help they thought she was okay so for the summer, unless something changes, she’s set. Early fall there will be another meeting to see how she is then. Going up and back, they didn’t
see any farming done -- maybe some putting on fertilizer, but no planting. Also, Linda noticed how much trash there is in the ditches. Speaking of that, the Diagonal Lions and Clearﬁeld Lions are cleaning the road between their two towns this Saturday, May 4, at 9 a.m. If you want to help, just come out to J-23 and your help will be appreciated. There will also be a free breakfast for you at the Clearﬁeld Loins Hall after they are done. Closing this week with: “Having and being a friend means wanting only the best for each other.” From the coffee table, Linda B.
Ringgold County Supervisors
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bridge and replace it. Parker feels pilings are in good condition and the bridge will last another 60 years, at least. He also added that if the project does go forward he will not provide right-of-way to the county unless the county ﬁles condemnation. The board reviewed the Return to Work Policy for Secondary Roads. Gunsolley reported there was an accident in the northwest part of the county on a gravel road. RESOLUTION RC13–89 WHEREAS, the Ringgold County Board of Supervisors hereby approves to appoint the following people to serve on the Veterans Affairs Commission Board: Larry Ford, Lyle Minnick, Jack Cook and Kathy Kilgore. 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 April 22, 2013. RESOLUTION RC13–90 WHEREAS, the Ringgold County Board of Supervisors hereby tables the approval of the Personnel Handbook. 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 April 22, 2013. RESOLUTION RC13–91 WHEREAS, the Ringgold County Board of Supervisors hereby approves letter of support for the Public Health Grant. 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 April 22, 2013. RESOLUTION RC13–92 WHEREAS, the Ringgold County Board of Supervisors hereby approves the FY14 insurance rates. 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 April 22, 2013. RESOLUTION RC13–93 WHEREAS, the Ringgold County Board of Supervisors hereby approves the Secondary Roads Return to Work Policy. 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 April 22, 2013. There was no further business. A motion was made by Kraig Pennington and seconded by David Inloes to adjourn the meeting at 3:50 p.m. DAVID INLOES Chairman ATTEST: AMANDA WASKE Ringgold County Auditor