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The resignation of a board member, discussion of public access to the FEMA tornado shelter and accepting bids for services and capital projects were among items on the agenda of the Mount Ayr Community board of directors at their meeting Monday, July 8. Resignation Board member Chris Eaton submitted his resignation in a letter to the board Monday night. In the letter Eaton explained he and his family would be moving to a different residence within the Mount Ayr school district, but the residence is located outside the boundaries of Eaton’s Director District 1. The resignation is effective July 15, and the board has 30 days to appoint a replacement to ﬁll the seat for August and September. The District 1 director position would appear on the school board election ballot in September with the winner ofﬁcially joining the board in October. The board voted to table appointment of a replacement until the August meeting. FEMA shelter The board spent considerable time discussing access to the FEMA tornado shelter located at school. Under current policy, the shelter is intended for use by students and staff in the event of a tornado warning during school hours, and for students, staff and audience members at school events outside the normal school day. If school is not in session and no events are taking place, the shelter would not be opened to the general public. The policy has recently come under criticism from some members of the community who feel that shelter should be available to the general public any time tornado warning is issued. Mount Ayr superintendent Joe Drake invited Ringgold County Sheriff Mike Sobotka to Monday’s meeting to add his perspective to discussion about public access. Sobotka told the board regardless of what decision they made about granting access, they needed to remain consistent with that decision. In other words, the public needs to know for certain whether or not the shelter will be open. The last thing you want, he said, is to have someone waiting in a car in the parking lot for the shelter to be unlocked as a tornado is approaching. Sobotka also brought up a number of key questions about granting public access to the shelter. Who would be responsible for making sure the shelter is unlocked? At what point would the shelter be opened? If school was in session, could the shelter accommodate an unknown number from the general public? Who is responsible for school materials and equipment located inside the shelter? What is the liability for anyone hurt on the weight equipment inside the shelter? Once inside the shelter, would people have further access to the rest of the building and possibly
Access to school shelter in emergency discussed
Eaton to resign from school board due to relocation
set off alarms? Sobotka explained county emergency management director Teresa Jackson has taken the lead in granting access to the FEMA shelter at Judge Lewis Park. Jackson has access to a variety of weather reports and has a plan in place to have that shelter open well before the issuance of any weather warnings. Jackson also has a network of cell phone and Facebook notiﬁcations that can provide ample notice of impending severe weather. If people are paying attention, he said, they should have time to get ____________________________ to
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Sheriff investigating incident in Redding
The Ringgold County Sheriff’s Ofﬁce is currently investigating a suspicious incident in Redding. According to the sheriff’s report, at 10 a.m. Tuesday a middle-aged male driving a green late 80’s Chevrolet pickup stopped and offered some toys to two children in Redding. The pickup had a Missouri license plate on the back and no plate on the front. In addition, the pickup was described as having a bicycle in the back. A grandparent witnessed the incident and took the children to his home. When he headed back to talk to the man in the green pickup, the pickup took off and left town. Ringgold county sheriff Mike Sobotka said no crimes were committed in the incident, and it is not known what the man’s intentions were. However, he advised everyone to be cautious and aware and to remind children not to talk to strangers for any reason. way. The annual baby contest will be held at 10 a.m., but registration begins at 9 a.m. in the commercial building. The check-in for the 4-H challenge recipe contest will be held at 9 a.m. as well in the Exhibit Building. Judging for the 4-H recipe challenge begins at 10 a.m. The ﬁnal 4-H bucket calf and bucket calf plus one judging will be held at 11:30 ____________________________
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It’s fair time!
The color guard leads off the Fourth of July parade in Clearﬁeld. Ringgold county residents took advantage of the long holiday weekend to celebrate in a number of local communities with parades, carnivals, contests and ﬁreworks.
Leading the parade
Ayr Days next weekend
Again to feature ‘Smokin’ in the Ayr’
Music, food and fun are on tap for July 19-21 as Mount Ayr hosts the annual Ayr Days celebration. The theme for this year’s event is “We’re All In for Sports: Bring Your Team,” and the team of organizers have scheduled something for everyone during the three-day event. Friday The fun kicks off Friday evening with an Aquatic Center fundraiser dinner at 5 p.m. Attendees can enjoy hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, and a drink for $6 per plate. (The dinner will be located in front of Country Blossoms on the north side of the square.) Also at 5 p.m. the 3-on-3 basketball tournament gets underway on the east side of the square. Contact Allison Carr at 712-303-7452 for information. The optional set up for Ayrlooms Vintage Market participants will being at 5 p.m. on the north side of square. Contact Allison Carr at 712-303-7452 or Marilyn Saville at 641-234-0125 for information. Opening at 5 p.m. and continuing through the weekend is the Tribute to Veterans Display in the McDonnell Appliance window. Running from 5-7 p.m. music will be provided by From the Heart on the Main Stage. The group specializes in gospel, patriotic and Branson-Style entertainment. The Outdoor Alliance will provide music on the Main Stage from 7-9 p.m. From 8-10:00 p.m. the Hy-Vee Chicken Wings for Charities will provide all the chicken wings you can eat for $10, with proceeds going to the Aquatic Center and Ringgold County Cares. The event is located near the bbq area. Winners will be announced on Main Stage at 11 p.m. The event is sponsored by Hy-Vee. At 9 p.m. a Texas Hold ‘Em poker tournament will be held in Ramsey’s Supper Club. Registration begins at 8:30 p.m. Entry fee is $30 with proceeds going to the Aquatic Center. To join in the fun and help a good cause, contact Tammy Rychnovsky at 641-3442921. The Rumley Brothers Band takes the Main Stage from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. The event is free and sponsored by Ramsey’s Supper Club and Lefty’s Club Tavern. Saturday Vendor registration begins at 7:30 a.m. in the courthouse assembly room. Registration for the Ayr Days Running Classic 5K Run/2K Walk also begins at 7:30 a.m. outside the United Methodist Church on Madison Street. Pre-registration is $20 and $25 the day of the race. Proceeds will beneﬁt the Aquatic Center fund drive. The event is sponsored by Country Blossoms. For more information, contact Angie Glendenning at 641-464-3120. The 5K run and 2K walk begin at 8 a.m. The Mount Ayr Lion’s Club Pancake Breakfast will run from 8-10 a.m. in courthouse lawn shelter house. A $5 donation is suggested. Cakes may be dropped off at Jamie’s Coffee Mill for the ﬁrst annual ____________________________
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The 2013 Ringgold County Fair opened Wednesday, July 10 and runs through Sunday, July 14. The highlights of Wednesday’s opening day included the fair parade, the Bill Riley Talent Show and the crowning of the fair queen and princess. Thursday On Thursday, July 11, activity begins at 8 a.m. with the swine weigh-in and stalling. Sheep and goat weigh-in and stalling begins at 9:30 a.m. and beef, horse, rabbit and poultry entries are to be stalled by 10 a.m. Beef weigh-in will be held beginning at 10:30 a.m. At 10 a.m. there will be games for senior citizens at the commercial building. At noon the 4-H communications projects, including educational presentations, working exhibits and Share-the-Fun entries will be judged. The ﬁrst livestock show of the fair is the 4-H and FFA rabbit show, which will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday afternoon, followed by the 4-H and FFA dog show at 4 p.m. At 2 p.m. games for Special Olympians will be held in the Commercial Building. A water balloon ﬁght sponsored by the 4-H county council will be held at 3 p.m. There will be a chili cook-off and salsa contest sponsored by the Crooked Creek 4-H Club from 5 to 8 p.m.
Photos for outstanding junior, considered for state fair and state fair exhibitors will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the Exhibit Building. At 6 p.m. the Ringgold County Fair cowgirl queen and princess contest will be held. Evening entertainment includes mutton bustin’ for kids at 7 p.m., followed by the annual rodeo at 7:30 p.m. Friday Activity begins at 8 a.m. Friday, July 12 with the 4-H and FFA swine show. At 11 a.m. and again at 1 p.m. the Klobnak Family will provide musical entertainment. At noon the 4-H and FFA goat show gets underway, followed by the sheep show at 1 p.m. Also at 1 p.m. the conference judging for the 4-H bucket calf and bucket calf plus one contests will
be held. At 2 p.m. a pedal tractor pull for youngsters will be held. The poultry show will be held at 3 p.m. The 4-H County Council is sponsoring “Minute to Win It” and other games at 3 p.m. The 4-H and FFA horse performance show begins at 7 p.m. that evening. The evening entertainment will be the IAMO Tractor Pull, which begins at 7 p.m. Saturday A big day of activity Saturday, July 13, gets underway with the County Council pancake breakfast fund-raiser from 6 to 9 a.m. The 4-H and FFA feeder calf show will be held at 8:30 a.m., with the calves released after the show. At 9 a.m. the 4-H and FFA breeding beef show gets under-
Snapshots of Ringgold County
Advertising sign reﬂects past commerce
Local author to sign books during Ayr Days festivities
One attraction for the upcoming Ayr Days celebration is a book signing by two authors with ties to Ringgold county. Janet Barker Knedler of Topeka, KS and Mary Martsching of Mount Ayr will sign books and answer questions on Saturday, July 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mount Ayr Public Librrary. (This week we will proﬁle Martsching and her journey to becoming a published author. ) Rec-News: Please describe your most recent book. MM: The book is called “Finding Heath - Young Lighthouse Keeper.” It’s an action adventure I wrote about ﬁve years ago. I had already written some children stories, not published, for my grandchildren. I was thinking about writing a children’s book, but I knew it would be hard because you have to be so exact. You can have only so many words on a page and so many pages. It was a challenge because I thought, “Whoa, I have to have a least 25,000 words for a middle-grade book! That’s what this is aimed for – ages 8 to 12, 8 to 14 – how in the world am I turn in to her, and she would make suggestions for improvements. We went through that to the end of the book, and you know what, I really enjoyed the characters I had created. I write for middle grades because I taught them for seven years. But the suicide rate is so high for those children. A lot of these kids look in the mirror, and they’re not crazy about themselves. One of the terms we use in education is “bibliotherapy,” which means “therapy through books.” I hope kids can relate to Heath’s struggles as they cope with their own. Heath’s parents died in a sailing accident after having saved him, so he is coping with guilt and feelings of inadequacy. He’s got a new life he’s dealing with, living with an estranged grandfather. He must face the school bully and pressure from the basketball coach. The ﬁnal thing Heath has to deal with is the storm, and he’s the one who has to step up and be lighthouse keeper because his grandfather becomes incapacitated. Well, think about ____________________________ our
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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. Although faded with time, an advertisement for the Dean Jacobs Fur company remains prominently displayed on the side of a building on the south side of the Mount Ayr square. This is the 19th of the photos in our commemorative series.
Mary Martsching ever going to write 25,000 or so words?” I was taking a course through the Institute of Children’s Literature. I had an actual author, Louise Foley, and I would submit ideas to her. One of the ideas I submitted was something about a boy in a lighthouse having some struggles. She liked that idea and suggested I try turning it into a full-length book. I would have assignments to
Alaska is awe inspiring place
I’m in awe of Alaska. It’s hard to get your mind wrapped around the vast, wild spaces of our 49th state. You can be in one national park that is one seventh the size of Iowa at six million acres. Alaska has over half a million square miles altogether compared to 55,869 square miles for Iowa -- 10 times the size. As big as Texas is, it’s only half the size of Alaska. The state has the distinction of being the extreme of the United States in three directions on the compass. One would expect Alaska having the northern most point (Point Barrow). If you think about it and realize that the tip of the Aleutian Island chain reaches to within 2,000 miles of Japan, one would choose Alaska over Hawaii for the western-most point in the United States. But Alaska technically also has the eastern-most point in the United States -- an Alaskan island that is east of the 180-degree longitude that divides the world into east and west. At the same time Alaska has a population of 700,000, which is less than a fourth the population of Iowa. That’s 1.24 people per square mile compared to Iowa’s 56 people per square mile or the 802 in a city like Vancouver, B.C. that we visited. And it has the third youngest population in the nation, behind Utah and Texas, with a median age of 33.4 years. That compares to Iowa’s 38 years median, 37th in the nation. Of the 20 highest mountains in the United States, 17 are in Alaska. There are three million lakes (one for every Iowan), the largest of which is 1,000 square miles. The state boasts the third longest river in the United States -- the Yukon -- which has about two thirds of its length within its borders. Half of glaciers in North America are located in Alaska. There are over 100,000 of them, taking up ﬁve percent of the state’s land area. The state has 130 volcanoes, 50 of which have been active in the past 250 years, to lead the nation. The state has more than 400 earthquakes a year with a magnitude of 3.5 or higher on the Richter scale. Storms can bring hurricane force winds without the hurricane. There can be temperature extremes. In Fairbanks it can be 90 on a summer’s day and 60 below zero in the winter, one of the most extreme temperature swings in the nation. Yet in southern Alaska cold-hearty palm trees can survive. The highest temperature recorded in Alaska is 100 degrees and the lowest 80 below zero, a degree short of the North American record set in Canada. Almost half of Alaska’s population lives in the Anchorage area in southern Alaska. Fairbanks, the third largest city, has a population the size of Burlington at 30,000 people. The high school basketball team’s closest foe is 100 miles away and it has to make 350-mile trips to most of its games. What I’m trying to say is that it is a land of contrasts. That might not be any better illustrated than in the rainfall in two of the communities we visited. In Ketchikan they average 15 feet of rain a year. In Fairbanks, they average 15 inches a year. And being there you get a sense of Alaska being a last frontier with more wide-open spaces than one can imagine. Exploring some of these natural wonders was what made our trip to Alaska special. Rain forest, glaciers, tundra -- we saw the whole gamut. We spent time in the rain forest. Rain forest in Alaska, you ask? Well, it’s not a tropical rain forest, it’s a temperate rain forest. That’s a forest in temperate zones (mean annual temperatures between 39 and 54 degrees) that receive over 55 inches of rain a year. When we were in Ketchikan, we went on a tour to an island forest in one of the national parks, where we hiked on a trail through the forest. There were trees as old as 1,000 years along the hike. Old trees serve as nurse trees for newer ones in an interesting life cycle. The trees are not rooted very deeply, so high winds can topple them, leaving huge root balls exposed. Everything is covered in moss and other green growth on the forest ﬂoor and there are abundant wild ﬂowers and plants that offer food sources and medicinal properties. The forest was home to large slugs -- one variety was a bright yellow (a banana slug) and another was brown with multi-colors. There were a variety of birds for bird watching as well. It was low tide on the island, so we had the opportunity to see some of the sea life in the bay. There were six or seven different kinds of starﬁsh, non-stinging jelly ﬁsh, a sea cucumber and several other sea creatures to touch and hold which had been picked out of the shallow waters before we arrived. On the way to the island in the inﬂatable boat we were traveling in we saw a host of bald eagles. To help those of us taking pictures, the boat driver tossed out some ﬁsh and the eagles swooped down close to the boat to pick them up. That was a great experience too. We spent time exploring glaciers as well. We
Mount Ayr Record-News
Thursday, July 11, 2013
LOOKING BACK in the Early Files
Fifty Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr RecordNews, Thursday, July 4, 1963.) A total of 842 Ringgold county farmers volunteered to become partners with Uncle Sam last year in conservation work on their farms, according to the Ringgold county ASC Committee. Preliminary reports on the 1962 ACP show that 842 farmers in this county will receive $142,051 in federal costshares or conservation work on the farm. Much of this money has already been put into circulation in establishing conservation practices on the farm. Hank Smith of Mount Ayr won the feature event of the jalopy races held Thursday night at the Mount Ayr race track. Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Burright of Kellerton have purchased the Sandwich Shop in Mount Ayr from Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Sullivan. Possession was given Monday. Merritt M. Morse, 53, a former resident of Mount Ayr, died Saturday evening in his Norwalk home after suffering a heart attack. He was stricken after cutting falling tree limbs in his yard and died a few hours later. Over 500 persons enjoyed Mount Ayr’s swimming pool when it was opened to the public Wednesday of last week. Throughout the remainder of the week, the number of swimmers increased steadily, due, no doubt, to the extremely hot weather, and on Sunday, approximately 700 persons enjoyed the cool water of the pool between the hours of one and nine o’clock p.m. Two of the ﬁve persons named to the judicial nominating commission in the third judicial district are from Ringgold county. They are Velmer Stephens of Diagonal and John D. Warin of Maloy. The Ringgold County Sportsmen’s Club requests that ﬁshermen who catch channel catﬁsh in the new lake, please return them to the lake. The lake was recently stocked by the Iowa State conservation Commission, and this is the only means of providing really good ﬁshing in the next two years. The longtime 4-H record books of Ronald Shields of Tingley and Susan Henderson of Mount Ayr were sent July 1 to Ames where they will be entered in state competition. Ronald, an 11-year-old member of the Tingley Toppers, has entered his book in ﬁeld crops and longtime record book competition and Susan’s is entered in competition in the recreation ﬁeld. The top winners will be awarded trips to the National 4-H Club Congress in Chicago, IL. The birth reported at Ringgold County Hospital this week was a son, born June 27, to Mr. and Mrs. Donald Rae Mercer of Mount Ayr. Obituaries in this issue were Dora Ann Teeters Kneedler, Ellen B. Overholtzer and Amy Northey Whiteaker. Twenty-ﬁve Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr RecordNews, Thursday, July 14, 1988.) Shirley Brand of Mount Ayr won $25,000 on the Iowa Lottery $1,000,000 Wheel Show Thursday, July 7. She was one of the four ﬁnalists to appear on the show and spin the wheel to win $5,000, $10,000, $25,000 or the $1,000,000 jackpot. Brand is the ﬁrst person from Ringgold county to appear on the show. The show host was Mike Pace. Mildred Elliott, a Mount ayr resident and member of the Iowa Board of Corrections, was recently elected alternate for the Fifth Congressional District and will represent Iowa at the GOP National Convention in New Orleans, LA later this summer, ofﬁcials have announced. There are three Ringgold County 4-H entries that will be going to the Iowa State Fair following county competition in educational presentations, “Share the Fun” and working exhibits given Monday morning, July 11, at the Ringgold county courthouse. Bill Short of Osceola was the judge. The working exhibit of Elsa Mcalexander about “Meat Your Challenge” will be at the state fair. The presenter is an intermediate member of the Country Klovers 4-H club and is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene McAlexander of rural Beaconsﬁeld. An educational presentation by intermediate members from the Country Clovers, Stacy Jennings, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Jennings of Ellston, also will be going to the state fair. Jennings talked about and displayed her knowledge and experience working with rabbits. The Sunshine Workers 4-H club will have the “Share the Fun” entry going to the state fair. They presented a musical revue using the song “Old McDonald Had a Farm” as they sang, joked and depicted farm animals. Receiving two 20-inch color television sets on behalf of the Veterans Hospital in Knoxville was Don Ziska, VA Hospital director, recently as a gift from the Fifth District American Legion Auxiliary president, Thelma Rusk of Mount Ayr, and the Auxiliary units in her district. President-elect Gene Smith returned from the Amana Colonies recently where he represented Ringgold Optimists at the International President’s visit. On behalf of the Club, current President Ron Scott accepted several awards presented to Smith at the Amanas . . . Distinguished Club, honor Club (highest net gain of members in the state) and Community Projects Award. Governor Terry Branstad recently recognized the volunteer efforts of Ringgold County Conservation Board ofﬁcer Rick Hawkins of Mount Ayr at a ceremony in Des Moines. Hawkins was honored for his volunteer efforts in hunter safety training classes. Twenty-eight youth and 11 sponsors from the Mount Ayr First Christian Church are in Washington, D.C. and New York City this week on an eight-day trip. The historicallyinteresting and community-building trip is taking them to many east coast sites. Obituaries this week were Lynn West Sickels, Maggie Louisa Sherwood Goldner and James Elbert Scott. Ten Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr RecordNews, Thursday, July 3, 2003.) Mount Ayr residents were invited to view and contribute to the development of community landscape enhancements projects during a meeting in Mount Ayr Monday. A landscape design team has been developing conceptual drawings of potential projects identiﬁed by local volunteers through a community visioning process. The team will be creating computer-generate images of the priority areas to show how the suggested improvements could look when completed. Israel Reyna of Mission, TX and Jesse Davis of Oakland, CA stopped for lunch at All Seasons Cafe while passing through Mount Ayr on their way from San Francisco to Boston. The bikers planned the trip this spring while students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Mount Ayr Community school district’s new superintendent is William J. Decker. Decker’s hiring was made ofﬁcial at a special meeting of the Mount Ayr Community school board Tuesday night after a search process that saw the board interview four candidates in the past week. A contract paying Decker $97,000 for the school year beginning July 1, 2003 was approved by the board at the meeting. Vicki Sickels of Mount Ayr was honored for 10 years of service on the South Central Iowa Community Foundation board when the group held its June meeting recently. Sickels, who has been president of the board, was presented with an appreciation certiﬁcate and a clock for her services. She is retiring from the board. The Roberts Auto Inc. majors team recently competed in the Afton tournament on June 13 and 14 and rated a ﬁrst place placement. Coaches of the team were Dave Inloes and Mike England. Players were Cory Roberts, Tom Hosﬁeld, Weston Pierschbacher, Jeff Inloes, Devon Richards, Brian Still, Jeremy England, Jordan Larsen, Garrett
BY LISA WILSON
Peterson, Mitchell Gross, Malcom Mercer, Zach Robinson and Matt Mercer. Robert Tidman, son of Richard and Sue Tidman of Beaconsﬁeld, graduated on May 5, 2003 from the John Deere Ag Tech program at Northeast Iowa Community College in Calmar. Tidman and his sponsoring dealer, Adams/Thompson in Winterset, were honored by NICC and John Deere Company at a banquet on May 14 on the NICC campus. Tidman will be employed at Adams/Thompson as a service technician. Summer rains and weather have been good to plants in area gardens. A monster cabbage was grown in the garden of the Doug Collier family in Kellerton this year. One of their biggest heads of cabbage was a 12-pounder that measured 32 3/4 inches around. It’s almost fair time in Ringgold county. Judging of some 4-H exhibits begins Wednesday, July 9, and the full schedule of activity begins Thursday, July 10, at the Ringgold county fairgrounds north of Mount Ayr. Obituaries in this week’s issue were Mary Katherine German Bagley and Elmer A. Starmer.
BY ALAN SMITH
& other things
visited the Mendenhall Glacier near Juneau and then spent a glorious day in Glacier Bay on board our cruise ship. But we saw glaciers in many different places as we traveled. As I mentioned earlier, half the world’s glaciers are located in Alaska. Glaciers are made up of fallen snow that doesn’t melt and over many years compresses into large, thickened masses of ice. Due to their large mass, glaciers ﬂow like very slow rivers. Glaciers provide the water source for many of the rivers and streams in Alaska. Because of the silt that is part of the glaciers, the water in the rivers has a light brownish cast to it instead of being crystal clear. There is a signature blue cast to glaciers that can be picked up when looking up at mountain ranges or getting close to them in other ways. The leading edge of the glaciers often reach into a lake like the Mendenhall or the ocean like the tidewater glaciers in Glacier Bay. As the front of the glacier breaks off, it forms ice bergs that ﬂoat in the water. This breaking off is called “calving” and can be quite spectacular to see. There’s something majestic about these rivers of ice. And you are literally seeing back through time as you watch them slowly move. The ice that was breaking off the face of one glacier in Glacier Bay had fallen as snow more than 250 years ago and was just now reaching the ocean, some 25 miles from where it fell. Because of the glaciers, the bay is a veritable cauldron of animal and water life. On land there are mountain goats, Dall sheep, black and brown bears, caribou, wolves, lynx and more in the park. In the sea there are sea otters, seals, sea lions, humpback whales, orca whales and more. I spent most of the day during our visit to Glacier Bay out on the deck of the cruise ship, taking pictures. I got pictures of mountain goats, brown bears, seals, sea otters, sea lions and the whales along with the glacial vistas. And there were birds of all kinds. There are some 240 species that live in or visit Glacier Bay. It was a thrilling day for me. (And days are long up in Alaska this time of year. We never saw the dark.) We spent time viewing tundra when we spent two days in Denali National Park. Because of the cold, the trees in the tundra are stunted in their growth. An old tree may look like a sapling would other places. Damaged areas of the tundra can take years to grow back. We saw more wildlife in Denali National Park as we rode in a school bus for nine hours on a trip halfway down the road to the base of Mount McKinley. We had a family with great eyes for spotting wildlife on our bus, which made the trip more enjoyable. We even were among the one third of visitors who get a glimpse of Mount McKinley. It is often cloud covered, but we saw a portion of it stick out of the clouds for a short period. The bus driver stopped the bus for us to get pictures. There was a lady who for some reason was blocking the aisle and not getting off the bus. By the time we got out, much of the view had disappeared again behind a cloud. I wished I had taken advantage of a shot out of the bus window before trying to get outside. We got pictures of a moose and her calf in a pretty close encounter and of a pair of caribou that were close to the bus. We also got up close views of arctic ground squirrels and red squirrels. In the distance we picked out Dall sheep and several bears. Even with my 300 millimeter lens, these were longdistance views. But they were fun to see. We saw evidence of beaver at a Horseshoe Lake in the park, where we went on a ranger led walk. We were each handed a card with information about ﬂowers and plants and invited to ﬁnd the plant as we walked. When we discovered our treasure, we shared the information about the plant’s food and medicinal uses. We just missed a visit by moose to the beaver dam when we hiked back up the hill, we were told by people coming back behind us. That would have been fun to see. On our train ride from Denali to Fairbanks we saw moose at several points along the way, as well as some more beautiful scenery. One indication of the kind of trip it was is that I have 2,150 pictures to pick through of the many sites we saw. That is just a smattering of the natural wonders we experienced in our Alaska trip. I’ll wrap up stories from the trip next week with some of the historic sites we saw along the way.
County fair this week
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11:30 a.m. The Pee Wee Wrangler show, where youth younger than 4-H age dress up with their calves, will be held at 12 noon. The 4-H and FFA market beef show gets underway at 1 p.m., and there will be games for kids and adults at the commercial building also at 1 p.m. An open class feeder calf show will be held at 3 p.m. -- the same time as the beginning of the free ATV rodeo. At 3:30 p.m. the 4-H swine carcass viewing will be held at Commercial Meat Processors. The evening performance will be a demolition derby again this year, beginning at 8 p.m. Sunday Activity on Sunday, July 14 begins with release of all 4-H and FFA animals not in the sale from 5 to 8 a.m. An archery shoot begins at 8 a.m., as well. The 4-H and FFA horse halter show begins the last judging of the fair at 9 a.m. Throughout the day Mr. Nick, a balloon artist, and Gary Keenan, a chainsaw artist, will provide entertainment on the fairgrounds. Sunday’s main entertainment feature is a mud run that begins at noon. At 12:30 p.m. the future 4-Her pet show sponsored by the 4-H County Council will be held. At 1 p.m. all 4-H and FFA animals not for sale and exhibits from the 4-H exhibit building will be released. The exhibit building exhibits need to be out by 5 p.m. Open class exhibits will also be released from 1 to 3 p.m. An archery shoot-off is scheduled at 1:30 p.m.
Youth pie baking contest entries are due at the 4-H ofﬁce by 2 p.m. Sunday. There will be a sale supper at 5 p.m. Sunday sponsored by the Ringgold County Farm Bureau, followed by the annual 4-H and FFA livestock and pie sale at 6 p.m.
Road work underway
The Ringgold County Secondary Roads Department has announced road construction started the week of July 8 on the following roads: • County Highway J55 from Decatur County to County Highway P46. • County Highway P27 from Redding to State Highway 2. • County Highway J43 from County Highway P27 to Maloy. • County Highway J20 from US Highway 169 to Tingley. If you have any questions, please contact the Engineer’s Ofﬁce at 641-464-3232.
Mount Ayr Farmers Market
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Saturday, July 20
Open to the public for ALL YOU CAN EAT at 6 p.m. Will have Baked Beans, Ribs, Pork, Brisket and Dessert • $10 for adults 12 years old and up • $5 for kids 6 to 11 years old • Free for kids 5 years old and under Winner will be announced between 7 - 8 p.m. Teams from all over Iowa, Nebraska and Missouri will be competing for cash prizes. Vote for people’s choice award. Enjoy some of the finest BBQ in southern Iowa. Enjoy baked beans, ribs, pork, brisket and a variety of desserts.
Clearﬁeld BBQ contest winners are announced
The ﬁrst annual Clearﬁeld Lions BBQ Blowout had 11 teams participate in four categories during 4th of July activities held last weekend. In the beans category, ﬁrst place went to River Rats (Brian Deemer), second place to Smokin’ Buds (Joe Dukes) and third place to Big Bob’s BBQ (Brad Sweeney). In the ribs category, ﬁrst place went to Brian’s Beef (Brian Cox), second place to B&C’s Hickory Hollar (Terry England) and third place to Big Bob’s BBQ (Brad Sweeney). In the pork category, ﬁrst place went to K-town Legends (Lori Kelley), second place to River Rats (Brian Deemer) and third place to Boyer’s Bar (Tom Shiﬂett). In the brisket category, ﬁrst place went to River Rats (Brian Deemer), second place to Big Bob’s BBQ (Brad Sweeney) and third place to Boyer’s Bar (Tom Shiﬂett). Overall winners were Grand Champion - River Rats (Brian Deemer), Reserve Champion Brian’s Beef (Brian Cox), and third place - K-town Legends (Lori Kelley).
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July 19-20 • On The Square
Thursday, July 11, 2013
News & Notes
Ringgold County Courthouse
(OC) 7:20 p.m., information for inmate (OC) 7:23 p.m., cows out (CO) Saturday, June 29 1:00 a.m., lock-out (MA) 2:42 a.m., information on inmate charges (MA) 3:42 a.m., need ambulance 7:03 a.m., ofﬁcer needed for accident (CO) 7:58 a.m., call for jail (CO) 8:42 a.m., 911 call ambulance needed (CO) 10:22 a.m., call for jail (CO) 10:52 a.m., power outage (OC) 11:31 a.m., lock-out in Mount Ayr (MA) 12:51 p.m., magistrate judge checking in with inmate information (CO) 1:16 p.m., information about scam calls (TI) 3:50 p.m., vehicle playing chicken on High & Dry (OC) 4:00 p.m., sheriff with instructions for reserve patrol tonight (CO) 6:50 p.m., REC call about people on four wheelers messing with poles (OC) 9:02 p.m., call for chief deputy (CO) 9:23 p.m., ﬁre in Missouri/ transferred call (OC) 9:25 p.m., call wanting to speak to a deputy (DE) Sunday, June 30 2:51 a.m., intoxicated driver (CO) 6:09 a.m., REC call report of power outage (CO) 6:44 a.m., caller with information on an individual (CO) 7:01 a.m., report of cows out (CO) 7:41 a.m., report of vehicle lock-out (EL) 8:27 a.m., REC call lineman with REC calling in (MA) 1:20 p.m., Taylor county with informaion about suspicious vehicle (OC) 1:54 p.m., call for chief deputy (CO) 2:00 p.m., cow out (MA) 3:03 p.m., quarter machine broken (MA) 3:53 p.m., lock-out (KE) 5:11 p.m., controlled burn (MA) 7:11 p.m., REC call mover hit power line (TI) 7:43 p.m., 911 call for ambulance (MA) Monday, July 1 5:35 a.m., caller reporting lady walking (CO) 5:51 a.m., 911 call ambulance needed in Mount Ayr (MA) 7:42 a.m., call for weed commisioner (CO) 9:05 a.m., dog call (TI) 9:23 a.m., call about child’s welfare (OC) 9:25 a.m., caller setting up staion (OC) 9:40 a.m., call about children (CO) 9:57 a.m., call for sheriff (CO) 10:10 a.m., call for deputy (CO) 11:13 a.m., call for sheriff (MA) 11:45 a.m., call for deputy (MA) 1:50 p.m., information for sheriff (OC) 4:20 p.m., needing an accident report (MA) 4:28 p.m., needing ofﬁcer’s assistance (MA) 4:49 p.m., information for dispatch (CO) 6:34 p.m., suspicious vehicle (MO) 7:40 p.m., found ATM card at Dari Sweet (MA) 10:30 p.m., ﬁrework very loud need an ofﬁcer to check it out (MA) Tuesday, July 2 1:43 a.m., needing a security check (MA) 1:44 a.m., phones back in service (OC) 12:45 p.m., needs to speak with ofﬁcer (MA) 1:10 p.m., call back requested (OC) 1:18 p.m., needing legal advice (MA) 1:21 p.m., call for sheriff (MA) 1:46 p.m., controlled burn (MA) 1:58 p.m., jail/inmate information (OC) 2:10 p.m., lock-out (TI) 3:4 p.m., message for sheriff (MA) 4:02 p.m., REC call (MA) 5:27 p.m., 911 call (OC) 5:53 p.m., needing to speak to deputy (MA) 6:57 p.m., radical driver (OC) Wednesday, July 3 1:31 a.m., power outage (EL) 6:56 a.m., call for dispatch (MA) 7:20 a.m., call for sheriff (RE) 8:30 a.m., call for deputy (MA) 8:36 a.m., report missing horses (CO) 9:00 a.m., caller wanting information (OC) 9:32 a.m., call for sheriff (MA) 10:37 a.m., hay ﬁre (CO) 11:20 a.m., report of break and entry (MA) 11:22 a.m., dog call (MA) 12:57 p.m., call back requested (OC) 1:31 p.m., domestic (TI) 2:04 p.m., testing the pool button/not working (MA) 3:08 p.m., call for sheriff (KE) 3:15 p.m., 911 call Union county ﬁre (OC) 3:45 p.m., domestic (TI) 5:01 p.m., animal complaint excessive barking (MA) 7:31 p.m., information requested tourist guidance (MA) 9:13 p.m., car on ﬁre (MA) 9:25 p.m., need ofﬁcer at RCH (MA) 10:58 p.m., need ofﬁcer-stolen stuff (MA) 11:20 p.m., ﬁreworks in town (KE) COURTHOUSE NEWS Ringgold County Courthouse hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. unless noted otherwise. Ringgold county now has a website at www.ringgoldcounty. us. • Assessor: Neil Morgan, 4643233. • Auditor: Amanda Waske, 464-3239. • Board of Supervisors: David Inloes, chairman, Royce Dredge and Kraig Pennington, members, 464-3244. Supervisors meetings are open to the public and are held in the supervisors conference room located on the second ﬂoor between the clerk of court and auditor’s ofﬁce. On days the board is not scheduled to be in ofﬁce, please direct all inquiries to the auditor’s ofﬁce. To schedule a meeting time with the supervisors, contact the auditor’s ofﬁce. Regular board meetings are held on Mondays with ofﬁcial public notice of the meeting agendas posted at the Ringgold county courthouse, Mount Ayr Record News, Sun Valley Lake and Diagonal city hall the day before. • Clerk of Court (a state of-
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SIMPLE MISDEMEANOR AND TRAFFIC CONVICTIONS June 13 - June 20, 2013 Lannie Paige Daughton, Mount Ayr, $127.50, dark window/windshield. Laney Alexa Deligianis, Maryville, $119.00, speeding 6-10 m.p.h. over the speed limit. FROM RINGGOLD COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT • FROM RINGGOLD COUNTY DISTRICT COURT • July 1 - A trial information was ﬁled in district court charging Dustin Eugene Moad of Mount Ayr with possesion of a controlled substance (marijuana). Bond set previously at $1,000.00 continues and a preliminary hearing was scheduled for July 9. • RINGGOLD COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE • On July 6 at 7:00 p.m. Austin Russell Bolles was arrested for public intoxication second degree, disorderly conduct, theft ﬁfth degree and criminal trespass. • On July 7 Mark Todd Stogdill was arrested for OWI ﬁrst offense. RINGGOLD COUNTY SHERIFF’S LOG
(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)
June 27 - July 3, 2013 Thursday, June 27 8:15 a.m., call for chief deputy (CO) 8:16 a.m., numerous 911 calls about irratic driver (CO) 8:59 a.m., call for chief deputy (OC) 11:22 a.m., call for deputy (CO) 11:28 a.m., call for jail (OC) 11:30 a.m., call for clerk (MA) 11:42 a.m., call for deputy (MA) 11:46 a.m., 911 call-house ﬁre (DI) 1:11 p.m., checking on inmate 1:15 p.m., caller needing papers served 1:16 p.m., 80-12 times on ﬁre 1:23 p.m., 80-10 times on ﬁre 1:24 p.m., 80-15 back at ﬁre hall 1:29 p.m., checking on bill for inmate 1:39 p.m, Union county advertising charges on inmate 1:43 p.m., telephone prank (CO) 2:04 p.m., MO clerk wanting order served in Mount Ayr (OC) 2:28 p.m., house lock-out 11:01 p.m., cat in tree (MA) Friday, June 28 2:27 p.m., REC lights messing up (OC) 12:14 a.m., calling in information for ofﬁcers 12:40 a.m., can see a cat in th window of an abandoned house (MA) 3:51 p.m., going to have someone take my calls 4:04 p.m., report of speeding 5:34 p.m., gas drive off in Creston (OC) 7:07 p.m., animal complaint
ﬁce): 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: email@example.com. Please contact for information on rules and regulations, parks, trail ways, camping, shelter reservations, environmental education and more. Parks are open March 15 - November 15. Walk-in trafﬁc is allowed year round. • County Weed Commissioner: Brenda Adams, 641-783-2348. • Development and Tourism: Karen Bender, Coordinator, 4643704. If anyone has any calendar events, please contact the development ofﬁce at 641-464-3704. • E-911 Service Board: Merle Walter, 307 N. Webster St., Mount Ayr, 464-3311. • Emergency Management Agency: Teresa Jackson, Coordinator, 109 W. Madison St., Suite 105, cell: 641-202-9671; phone: 464-3344; fax: 464-0663, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The tornado sirens in Mount Ayr will be tested the ﬁrst Tuesday of each month unless there is severe weather. • Engineer: Zach Gunsolley, P.E., 464-3232. 707 South Henderson Drive. Ofﬁce hours: Monday Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. • General Relief: Gary Smith, 109 W. Madison St., 464-2397. Mondays and Thursdays, 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Tuesdays, 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.; Closed Wednesdays and Fridays. In case of emergency 641-464-2397 or 641-202-1199. • Recorder: Karen Schaefer, 464-3231. Passport applications are taken daily from 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. and noon - 4 p.m. Certiﬁed vital records can be obtained from 8 a.m. - noon and 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. The recorder’s ofﬁce serves as a passport agent. Items needed to apply are: certiﬁed copy of birth certiﬁcate, driver’s license or state issued ID, two-inch square passport photos and passport application (both available at recorder’s ofﬁce) and fees. Allow four to six weeks from date of application to receive passport book or card from the passport agency. Expedited service is available for an additional fee. Individuals with recent name changes can get their passport book/card updated without a fee within one year of issue. Forms may be obtained at the recorder’s ofﬁce. For additional information call the recorder’s ofﬁce or go to www.travel.state.gov/passport. • Sanitarian: Ringgold County Public Health Agency, 464-0691. Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
• Public Health Agency: 119 S. Fillmore, 464-0691. Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. • Sheriff: Mike Sobotka, Emergency Only 911, Non-Emergency (Available 24/7) 464-3921 or 4642911. New location at the Ringgold County Law Enforcement Center, 801 West South Street. Hours are 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Road Conditions - dial 511 or online at www.IowaRoadConditions. org. • Treasurer: Debbie Cannon, 464-3230. Property taxes can be paid online at www.iowatreasurers.org with Visa, Master Card and Discover credit cards or e-checks. Payments made in the ofﬁce may be with cash, checks or with a Master Card, Visa or Discover credit or debit card.
All documents conveying real estate need to have the name and address of the person to whom the property tax statement is to be mailed. Please check renewal notices and tax statements for the correct information. If the information is wrong, contact the treasurer’s ofﬁce. Motorists can now renew motor vehicle registrations online at www.iowatreasurers.org if a renewal notice is received through the United States Postal Service that contains a personal identiﬁcation number (PIN). Please be aware that the PIN can only be used one time. Contact the treasurer’s ofﬁce for more information. Those with June birth dates are reminded to register their motor vehicles by July 31, 2013. Bring in
the renewal statement received in the mail so renewals can be quickly processed. • Driver’s License Ofﬁce: Located in the Treasurer’s Ofﬁce. Driver’s licenses may be renewed any time during the period of 30 calendar days before and up to 60 calendar days after the driver’s birth date. The driver’s license station hours are Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Phone 464-3230 with questions. • Veterans Affairs: Gary Smith, 109 W. Madison St., 464-2397. Mondays and Thursdays, 7:30 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.
Grand marshals of the Clearﬁeld Fourth of July parade were Dale Juergens, Dale Cooper and Jerry Maharry, all members of the Clearﬁeld Lions club that began the State Fair shuttle service 50 years ago.
Recognized for years of service
Healthy vending is implemented at Ringgold County Hospital
Ringgold County Public Health (RCPH) has been using a tool called the Nutritional Environment Measurement Survey-Vending (NEMS-V) to track the amount of healthy options in vending machines around the county. One location that has been tracked is Ringgold County Hospital (RCH). To increase employee awareness of some new and possible healthy options that could be added to the machines, they recently held a taste testing event for employees. Hy-Vee Dietitian, Staci Doering, RD, LD, assisted the hospital with the tasting activities made possible through a Healthy Vending and Salad Bars in Private and Public Worksites Mini Grant. Twenty healthy options including granola bars, baked chips, dried fruit, and fruit/nut mixes were sampled and rated by the participants. As a result of the NEMS-V assessment and tasting activities, signage has been placed on the vending machines to promote the NEMS-V healthy options which are represented by colors: 1) Green, healthiest choice. 2) Yellow, healthy choice. 3) Red, not as healthy choice. The color-coded system makes it easier for employees and visitors to choose healthy options. The idea to pursue healthy vending options via NEMS-V was a result of the work that Ringgold County Public Health staff is doing as a part of the Community Transformation Grant (CTG). The hospital wellness committee took the extra step by sponsoring the taste testing. This is part of a larger worksite wellness initiative at RCH focused on making it easier for employees to choose healthy lifestyles. One employee who participated mentioned, “I didn’t know eating healthy could taste so good!” RCPH continues their work on a CTG to reduce the impact of chronic diseases throughout the county. Sound nutrition, an active lifestyle and at least a yearly check-up with your local health care provider reduce the chance of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. If you would like more information on healthy vending options or the NEMS-V program, call Ringgold County Public Health at 641464-0691 or visit us on the web at www.rcph.net and www.facebook. com/rstop.
at the Ringgold County Fairgrounds Starting At
Selling 4-H Member Pies and Livestock
Sunday, July 14
Everyone is invited to participate in the bidding or to observe.
This will be a good place to buy some prime beef, lamb or pork for your locker. Chickens and rabbits will also be sold.
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Ringgold County 4-H Clubs
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, July 11 Ringgold County Fair. Senior Citizens games at the Ringgold County Fair at the Commercial Buildling at 10 a.m. Games for Special Olympians at the Ringgold County Fair at the Commercial Building at 2 p.m. Model Railroad Club will meet at Owen Martching’s home at 6 p.m. to prepare a ﬂoat for the Ayr Days parade. Mount Ayr Lions will meet at 6 p.m. Board meeting at 5:30 p.m. Kingdom Rock at the Trinity Christian Church from 5:30 to 8:10 p.m. Ringgold County Fair “Mutton Bustin’” at 7 p.m. Rodeo begins at 7:30 p.m. Waubonsie Memorial Center meeting at 7 p.m. in Benton. Gospel meeting at the Tent Chapel Church of Christ south of Blockton at 7:30 p.m. 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, July 12 Ringgold County Fair. Myers Pedal Pull at the Ringgold County Fair with registration at 1:30 p.m. and pedal pull at 2 p.m. Mount Ayr Farmers Market on south side of the Ringgold county courthouse lawn from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Kingdom Rock Fanfare Finale Program at the Trinity Christian Church at 6 p.m. with dinner following. Gospel meeting at the Tent Chapel Church of Christ south of Blockton at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 13 5K run/walk. Sign-ins are from 7 to 8 a.m. at the comunity center in Grand River. It’s a beneﬁt run for Amber (Binning) Hill. Vendors wanted from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Set up between 7 and 9 a.m. Hog roast, auction and band at the Grand River community center as a beneﬁt for Amber (Binning) Hill. Doors open at 4 p.m. Supper starts at 5 p.m. Auction starts at 7 p.m. Gospel meeting at the Tent Chapel Church of Christ south of Blockton at 10 a.m. Ringgold County Fair. Ringgold County Fair Baby Contest in the Commercial Building. Registration is at 9 a.m. and contest starts at 10 a.m. Games for kids/adults at the Ringgold County Fair at the Commercial Building at 1 p.m. Breakfast for supper at the Benton community building from 5 to 7 p.m. Freewill offering. Sunday, July 14 Ringgold County Fair. Beaconsﬁeld United Methodist Church ice cream social from 5 to 7 p.m. The 4-H sale at the Ringgold County Fairgrounds at 6 p.m. Ellston Pioneer Center is open from 1 to 4 p.m. or by appointment for groups of ﬁve or more. Call Linda and Bob Swanson at 641-783-2155. Monday, July 15 The Antiques Club will meet from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. T h i n Within support group will meet at 5 p.m. at the Lighthouse. Ringgold County Hospital board meets at 5 p.m. in the hospital conference room. Ecumenical vacation Bible school at the United BaptistPresbyterian Church from 5:15 to 7:30 p.m. Mount Ayr City Council will meet at 6 p.m. at Mount Ayr City Hall. Jam session at the Mount Ayr American Legion building from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Chapter CK, P.E.O. will meet at 7 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Activity Center. Hostesses will be Edna Small, Melinda England and Helen Terry. Program is “BEE” A Traveler and program presenter is Teri Campbell. Sowing in Tears Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. at the Lighthouse Church, two miles west of Mount Ayr. Tuesday, July 16 Calico Quilters will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon at the Senior Citizens Activity Center, Mount Ayr. Ecumenical vacation Bible school at the United BaptistPresbyterian Church from 5:15 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 17 $1 sack day every day at the Ringgold County Neighborhood Center. Parenting Plus will meet at 5:15 p.m. at the Neighborhood Center, Mount Ayr. Ecumenical vacation Bible school at the United BaptistPresbyterian Church from 5:15 to 7:30 p.m. There will be a WIC Clinic at the First Christian Church in Mount Ayr from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information contact the MATURA ofﬁce in Creston at 641-782-8431. Thursday, July 18 Alcoholics Anonymous meeting at 8 p.m. at the Neighborhood Center, Mount Ayr. Friday, July 19 The 1958 class reunion. Contact Sylvia Kelley at 641-464-2577. Mount Ayr Farmers Market on south side of the Ringgold county courthouse lawn from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Mount Ayr Aquatic Committee’s barbecue supper starting at 5 p.m. Ayr Days Third Annual Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament at Ramsey’s Supper Club. Registration will begin at 8:30 p.m. and tournament play will begin at 9 p.m. Saturday, July 20 Ayr Days Runing Classic. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. at the Mount Ayr United Methodist Church parking lot. Race begins at 8 a.m. sharp. Ayr Days quilt show at the Ringgold county courthouse assembly room in Mount Ayr. Ayr Days Car and Motorcycle Show on the south side of the Mount Ayr square in front of NAPA Auto Parts. Registration is at 10 a.m. and judging is until 1 p.m. Ayr Days Kids Zone located in the empty lot east of the Mount Ayr Record-News from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The 1958 class reunion. Contact Sylvia Kelley at 641-464-2577. Southern Iowa Parks & Recreation’s breakfast for supper at the Kellerton community center from 5 to 7 p.m. 8th annual Smokin’ in the Ayr. Open to the public at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 21 The 45th annual Barnhart reunion will be held at Larry’s Barn in Batavia with a potluck dinner at noon. The 1958 class reunion. Contact Sylvia Kelley at 641-464-2577. Ellston Pioneer Center is open from 1 to 4 p.m. or by appointment for groups of ﬁve or more. Call Linda and Bob Swanson at 641-783-2155. Vacation Bible school at Wishard Chapel Community Church from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 22 $1 sack day every day at the Ringgold County Neighborhood Center. The Second Childhood Doll Club will meet at 12:30 p.m. at the home of Patti Barnes in Lamoni for a potluck luncheon. Meet on the west side of the square at 11:15 a.m. Call 772-4768 for additional information. Thin Within support group will meet at 5 p.m. at the Lighthouse. Vacation Bible school at Wishard Chapel Community Church from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Ringgold County Tourism meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce building. Sowing in Tears Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. at the Lighthouse Church, two miles west of Mount Ayr. Jam session at the Mount Ayr American Legion building from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 23 Bag Day at the Ringgold County Neighborhood Center. Vacation Bible school at Wishard Chapel Community Church from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 24 Card shoer for Helen Blunck’s 100th bithday. Cards and correspondence may be sent to her at Clearview Home, P.O. Box 552, Mount Ayr, IA 50854. Bag Day at the Ringgold County Neighborhood Center. Vacation Bible school at Wishard Chapel Community Church from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 25 Alcoholics Anonymous meeting at 8 p.m. at the Neighborhood Center, Mount Ayr. Vacation Bible school at Wishard Chapel Community Church from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
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Mount Ayr Record-News
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Mount Ayr High School Alumni Reunion The Mount Ayr high school alumni reunion was held Saturday, May 25, 2013, at the high school commons. Mount Ayr high school superintendent Joe Drake opened the ceremony by welcoming the guests and highlighting some of the recent upgrades at the school. Art Allen, from the class of 1966, gave the invocation. Approximately 125 guests enjoyed the chicken and beef supper catered by Jan Ford. Alumni association president, Sherry Norris Allen (1966), expressed her gratitude to the guests and gave an outline of the evening’s schedule. After the meal Sherry thanked Jan Ford and introduced the alumni association ofﬁcers, Mike Avitt (1975) and Bernard Crawford (1972). Sherry recognized the class of 1953, who were celebrating their 60th anniversary, and the class of 1963, who had a large attendance at the reunion for their 50th high school reunion. Prizes were awarded to Ruth (Moffett) Angus for being the earliest graduate, having graduated in 1934, and to Clarice (Stephens) Minnick, who graduated in 1938. The Sickels family won a prize for having the most graduates present (four) and Joyce (Driftmeier) Colajezzi was awarded a prize for having travelled from Anchorage, AK to attend the reunion. She graduated in 1963. Their president’s mother, Iris (Culbertson) Osborn, was also recognized for having graduated from Redding in 1941. Roll call was taken and Janine (Burright) King was recognized for being the latest graduate representing the class of 1978. Mike Avitt then gave the treasurer’s report followed by a video of Maggie Jennett performing in a state speech contest. Janet Hickman (1954) then gave the scholarship report which included the issuing of 12 $50 scholarships to sons and daughters of Mount Ayr high school graduates. The program continued with a video of Allison Wallace reciting her original poem for state speech competition. This was followed by a slide show put together by Art Allen, Sherry Norris Allen and Mike Avitt. With the conclusion of the slide show, both Mount Ayr high school ﬁght songs were sung. The alumni and guests said their good-byes until next year. It was another successful reunion and they hope to see you May 24, 2014 for the next Mount Ayr high school alumni reunion. Redding Alumni Redding alumni held their meeting and potluck on June 29 at 12 noon at the Frontier Hall in Redding with 27 attending. They voted to give $100 to the hall. Ofﬁcers will be Eva Saville Knapp, president; Bessie Bailey Parker, treasurer, and Marlene Murphy Keller, secretary. The meeting next year will be June 28, 2014. Please mark this date as they no longer send letters because it is always the Saturday before the Fourth of July each year. Those attending -- alumni, spouses and friends -- were as follows: Ed and June Combs, Helen Combs, Lillian Combs Rinehart, Mary Quick Oveholtzer, Jerry and Ann Hall Roach, Dorothy Jeanes Saville, Mary Saville Cavin, Nancy Sandberg, Bob Staats, Jamie Blanshard, Kenneth and Berta Quick, Eva Saville Knapp, Bessie Bailey Parker, Francis Leroy Olney, Mary Buchanon, Carroll Olney, Dean Olney, Alan L. Culbertson, Desire Culbertson, Kieran Thornton, Zerius Thornton and Max and Lyla Culbertson Dawson. They lost three alumni this year -- Betty Zigler Kriegel, Ruth Colleene Skinner Saville and Kenzel Walker. Donna Smith Murphy and the late Harold Murphy lost their son, Gary, age 54, and the funeral was the same time as reunion so all the Smiths and Murphys could not attend.
Jessie Woollums (left) attended the opening of the Jessie Mae Assisted Living home in Columbus, OH on Saturday, July 6. Her granddaughter, Jessica Masternick (right), is the director of the home.
Woollums attends ribbon cutting
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July 8 - They died on the same historic day, the two old friends, and one time political opponents, July 4, 1826. Fifty years to the day after the Declaration of Independence announced to the world the birth of a new nation. Everyone knew that Jefferson was its author and Adams its chief advocate on the ﬂoor of Congress. One was “the pen” and the other “the voice” of independence. As the day approached, both received invitations to attend a variety of celebrations to commemorate the historic event. But the time was past when either Adams or Jefferson could leave home yet both seem resolved to hang on until the fourth. Jefferson died at Monticello at approximately 1 p.m. the afternoon of July 4, 1826. Adams died at his home in South Braintree, MA at 6:20 p.m. Even in death, John Adams thought of his old friend and fellow revolutionary, rising in late afternoon to say, “Thomas Jefferson survives.” They had met as young delegates to the Second Continental Congress in 1775 becoming fast friends. In appearance and manner, the two men were complete opposites. Jefferson, the tall lanky softspoken Virginia aristocrat could not bring himself to argue with anyone face to face. Adams, the short and stout New Englander, was a passionate and persuasive up-in-yourface speaker. They shared a love of books, neither could live without books. Both were lawyers. And both men spent their lives devoted
to the cause of liberty and justice and had sacriﬁced their personal lives in the service of their country. In the 1790s, the politics of the new nation ended their friendship. John Adams served as the nation’s ﬁrst vice president and supported the position of Alexander Hamilton, Washington’s secretary of the treasury. Jefferson, Washington’s secretary of state, detested Hamilton and his policies. By the time John Adams was elected president in 1796, the two had become bitter political enemies. The election of 1800 between Adams and Jefferson was particularly acrimonious. Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States, was elected in 1800 and reelected in 1804. Adams retired to his farm and after serving two terms as president, Jefferson retired to Monticello. In the years following their retirement, the two old friends resumed their correspondence and their friendship, the bitterness that had separated them forgotten. In one of his last letters, John Adams wrote, “The little strength of mind and the considerable strength of body that I once possessed appear to be all gone, but while I breathe, I shall be your friend.” On March 25, 1826, in his last letter, Thomas Jefferson wrote that “his grandson, Thomas Jefferson Randolph, was on his way to New England, and that, if the young man did not see Adams, it would be as though he had ‘seen nothing.’” Biographies are a good way to learn more about the lives of those who have shaped this nation’s greatness. Recommended are: “John Adams” by David McCullough in book and in CD and “Thomas Jefferson, The Art of Power by Jon Meacham in CD. OFFICE SUPPLIES? Copier paper, resume paper, colored paper, computer forms and more are available at the Mount Ayr Record-News, 112 W. Madison Street, Mount Ayr.
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The family of Helen Blunck would like to host a card shower in honor of her 100th birthday anniversary on July 24. Cards and correspondence may be sent to Helen at Clearview Home, P.O. Box 552, Mount Ayr, IA 50854.
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Sunday afternoon visitors of Carpenters were Willy Roach, Breanne Peterman and Brian Tennant. Get well wishes are sent to Helen Combs. Helen attended the funeral of Colleen Saville Monday in Mount Ayr. She went to the Fourth of July breakfast in the Allendale, MO park Thursday and then attended the Paxson family reunion at the community hall in Allendale. Lil Rinehart and Lori and Justina Wimer visited with Helen Sunday morning after church. Tom Hosﬁeld of Cedar Falls and Jenny Hosﬁeld and Jesse Cornett of Bellvue, NE spent the Fourth of July and the weekend with Gary and Linda Hosﬁeld. Gladys Jones visited with Betty and J.W. Robertson Tuesday. Wednesday she visited with Helen and Brent Harris. Gladys and John Jones went to the Fourth of July breakfast in Allendale, MO Thursday. Gladys went to Alice Miller’s Bible study at the Christian church Friday. Saturday visitors at Gladys’ were John and Jeanie Jones, Bob and Jonathan Jones, Marcia Lonetti of Anthem, AZ, Donna and Kent Blunck of Des Moines, Helen Harris and Mary and Cindy Daniels of Allendale, MO. Gladys and Marcia Lonetti went to church Sunday and then had lunch at the OldTowne Cafe in Allendale, MO with Helen and Brent Harris and Bryant McCord. Jerry and Peggy Overholser and BayLee and Alexis Darrah were supper guests at Jeff and Brandi Overholser’s Sunday. Jerry and Peggy went to Frank Baker’s 50th birthday party Saturday at the Frontier Hall in Redding. Preston and Katie Hayse went to the Fourth of July parade in Lamoni Thursday and then attended a surprise birthday party for Lorrie Long in Lamoni. Tyler Hayse of Hollywood visited family and friends Monday through Sunday. Kathy and Dan Quick spent Friday through Sunday in Ruthven. They attended Brian Quick’s wedding to Abby Janssen Saturday at her family’s farm. Also attending the wedding were Kenny and Berta Quick, Dorothy Barber, Kelly Roach, Karen and Laney Hill, Bill and Ginny Quick, Bruce and Kris Quick, Rebecca and Cliff Smith and sons, Carrie and Wiley Main and sons, Austin Quick and Cacey Wilson. Brian and Abby and her son, Josh, will be living in Huxley. Betty Robertson went to Frank Baker’s birthday party Saturday evening at the Redding Frontier Hall. Jan and Melinda Shervheim and family attended the wedding of her nephew, Mike Crane, and Liz Webster in Des Moines. Friday they went to Dumont to visitation for Melinda’s grandfather, Junior Griner, and to his funeral services Saturday. Tristan Bainum spent Tuesday through Sunday with Bobbi and Michael Bainum. Caitlyn Bainum was a Sunday lunch guest of Bainums. Carol Ann Kerwin, Lisa, Ian and Jarrett Hargrave, Tristan Bainum, Lena Hunt and Bobbi Bainum had lunch in Creston Friday to celebrate Carol Ann’s birthday. Joe and Jamie Love and Chaz and Jasper Abarr visited at Bainums’ Wednesday evening. Dave Hunt and Tammy Ueligger were Sunday afternoon visitors. Matthew and Tristan Bainum spent the July 4 evening at Joe and Jamie Love’s. Ravenwood, MO and visited with Mrs. June Blair and Eldon King and she met her son, John, and Julie. Matt Swank, Katie McGary and LeaAnn were Fourth of July weekend guests of Mike, Malinda, Shane and Mitchel. Sunday Patty and Wallace Sobotka attended a birthday party for their great-grandson, Jacob Sobotka, at the Mount Ayr lake. Mary Gepner was a Sunday supper guest of Mike and Nancy Gepner and AJ and Jake Gepner of Mount Ayr. Other guests were Kay and Don Hove.
• Word has been received that Dennis Kennedy of Pleasant Hill, formerly of Kellerton and Mount Ayr, passed away July 7. Services are pending. • Helen Blunck was honored Sunday Afternoon with a birthday celebration for her upcoming 100th birthday on July 24. Helping her celebrate with cake and ice cream were Jean Davenport of Aurora, CO, Joan Trullinger of Muscatine, Debbie Eickert of Clinton and Linda and Larry Sickels, Virginia Rees and Bill and Kathi Blunck of Mount Ayr.
Mount Ayr Meal Site
July 8 - There was a large crowd on hand Wednesday. They were there not only for the meal but to hear Kenny Campbell sing and play his guitar. He was certainly well received and can come back anytime. He played and sang mostly gospel songs. Many of them were the old, old ones everyone remembers from child hood. This writer remembered her mother singing some of them as she worked around home. Friday, July 12, will be the birthday dinner. Remember fried chicken will not be served that day but come on out and enjoy a lasagna meal, along with birthday cake and ice cream. Pauline Murphy is providing the ice cream and ladies from the United Baptist-Presbyterian Church are furnishing the cakes. . . . Please call ahead for reservations. This community wishes to extend deepest sympathy to Walt and Bev McGinnis on the sudden death of their 12-year-old granddaughter, Olivia, of Omaha, NE. Many know Bev who recruits volunteer donors for the Red Cross bloodmobile. Take time to enjoy the county fair. There is something for everyone. This writer is anxiously awaiting the arrival of her daughter, Sheila, and family from Silverdale, WA. They will have a great time with their four grandchildren. They requested jars so they could catch lightening bugs. They don’t have them in Washington. Why not make this the week you will come to the meal site? Come early and play cards or cribbage and stay late to play bingo. Quote for the week: “If you can’t see the bright side, shine the dull side.” -- (unknown)
but this writer understands this will be taken care of shortly. If you are walking by, watch out for those areas near the north side of Bob Shafer’s Insurance. The monthly potluck was incorrectly noted on the events calendar as being on July 16 when, in fact, it was July 9 so will be over and done with before this article comes out. Hopefully you got an e-mail or heard it on KSIB that it was on July 9 so that you could attend. If not, they will be doing it again the second Tuesday of August, so plan on attending. There are great cooks in that community. The Ringgold County Fair is going on this week and Ayr Days is coming up the following week so there are lots of things to see and do in the area in July. The Activity Center will hold its annual pie and ice cream social on Saturday, July 20, during Ayr Days from 10 a.m. through 4 p.m. Those wishing to donate pies for the event can bring them either Friday afternoon or early Saturday morning. They have sign-up sheets for anyone who wishes to come in and work during the day also. It is a good chance to catch up with people you have not seen for quite a while. Those at the Center are putting together the program to help those who ﬁnd themselves “Suddenly Alone.” They will have several people with information about what you need to know when you are in charge of the household, the property and taking care of all the bills. Keep watching and they will tell you information about this project. With the Fourth of July being over, it seems like it should be a long time until the ﬁrst of August but those at the Center know that it goes by so quickly now that it will be here before they know it. Have a great July and enjoy the community activities!
July 8 - It’s hard to believe we’re into July already. Even harder to believe that we’re full swing into summer. The Fourth of July is over and now we’re getting ready for the fairs. Hope everyone had an opportunity to get out and enjoy the Fourth of July holiday. The meal site survived its ﬁrst week as Connections Area Agency on Aging. Some changes took place because of budget cuts. Some they don’t like so well but they are thankful the site’s still there and they have what they have. One change noticed the most happened on Friday, birthday party day. They now have to follow the order on the menu. No more switching around. It’s always been chicken for dinner on birthday day. No more, unless the menu happens to fall on that day. Beef stroganoff was served Friday. That’s a change but they survived. Six people were present to share
birthday honors for July. Honoree included Darlene Wimmer, Iona Triggs, Pauline Murphy, Elaine Boyer and real life twins, Turk Allen and Lois Anne Sobotka. Special entertainment for the day was provided by the Friday Singers. Members included accompanist Darlene Morgan, director Bonnie Manders, plus Don and Darlene Wimmer, Harold Brown, Marge Werner, Iona Triggs, Bill and Norma Webb, Pauline Murphy, Peggy Wagenknecht and Dave and Marge Patch. They chose a medley of songs for their selections, closing with several patriotic numbers. Many present displayed their patriotic spirit by wearing red, white and blue attire. Everyone should be so proud of what those colors represent. Birthday cakes for the occasion were provided by Elaine Wiese, member of the Ellston U.M.W. ladies group. Ice cream for the party was donated by Pauline Murphy. Jack and Lila Greene shared another watermelon with their friends at the meal site. One of the best things that took place Friday was 13 dear friends from Maple Ridge Assisted Living and Health Care Center made the outing to Tingley to share in the festivities taking place that day. They included Annabelle Jones Betty Rullestad, Vergene Higgins, Doug Fuqua, Phyllis Faubian, Marie Still, Ruth Angus, Dorothy Main, Virginia Albers, Irene Hogue, Nova Giles, Marlys McPherson and Deanna Adams. Everyone looks forward to their monthly visits. Not only did Dale Greene make it to the meal site Friday but he brought with him as a guest his sister-in-law, Marlyn Greene of Tennessee, who’s visiting for awhile. She used to live in this area so she got to renew some acquaintances. How glad all were that Lois Anne Sobotka was able to be at the meal site to celebrate Friday. Tuesday found a big number of band members present to entertain. They included accompanist Carmene James, plus Harold Brown, Rose James, Evelyn Sickels, Bonnie Manders, Vern Brown, Pauline Murphy, Marge Werner, Mary Jane Narigon, Virginia Walden, Doris Overholser, Dave Patch and Iona Triggs. The more there is, the better they sound. All were happy to have George Bishop back Tuesday after a long absence. Hopefully he will return soon. Last, but not least, was Monday. It too had music. Virginia Walden was at the piano, Harold Brown on his harmonica and George Hosﬁeld a bit on the spoons made everyone’s day at the site Monday a bit better. Marge Werner and Virginia Walden shared some jokes to provide everyone with a bit of humor.
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July 8 - Tiffany Green has received the Roadman Scholar award for the spring semester at Morning Side College. Jerry and Judy King, Patsy Stroburg and David and Mary Kay Loutzenhiser were at the home of Paul and Susan Beemer in Maryville, MO on the Fourth of July. Scott, Debbie and Hannah Marcum were in Grinnell last weekend to help Jack Marcum celebrate his birthday. Jeff Risser was home to visit family and friends. Lee and Danielle Pearce returned from a trip to Las Vegas, NV. Friday Galen and Kathy Cobb of Texas, Marla and Kara Fetter and Kara’s friend, Colton, of Pleasant Hill visited Dean and Marietta Cobb. It was Dean and Marietta’s 15th wedding anniversary and all went to Allendale, MO for lunch. They came back to Blockton for dessert at the local Cobbs’. Saturday Tim and Jen Schaefer and children and Ron and Toni Schlapia came to Dean and Marietta’s for lunch. They enjoyed ﬁshing. Remember: “In 100 words, Psalm 23 sums up all our needs in life and all the abundance of God’s grace. It begins with ‘The Lord,’ and it ends with ‘forever.’ What could be better than that?”
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July 8 - Sincere sympathy to Bev and Walt McGinnis on the loss of their granddaughter, Olivia McGinnis-Taylor, on Thursday. Olivia is the daughter of Karla and Carl McGinnis-Taylor and was 12 years old. Services will be held Tuesday in Omaha, NE. Ian Abarr from ISU visited his parents over the weekend. Dorothy Barber and Jean Votava of Diagonal had lunch at the Mount Ayr meal site Friday. Dorothy attended the wedding of Brian Quick and Abby Janssen in Ruthven Saturday. Mary and Morris Carpenter went to the Fourth of July parade in Clearﬁeld Thursday. Morris Carpenter sponsored an antique tractor show in his yard over the Fourth of July weekend. He and other tractor owners took a ride to Allendale, MO Saturday.
July 8 - First of all, this writer would like to apologize for going three weeks without any Benton news. On June 14 they -- Mary Swank and her sister, Susan -left on their vacation to Alaska. They spent two nights in Vancouver, Brith Columbia and a day in Victoria. They then boarded the ship, “The Holland America,” and headed for Alaska. Some of the towns they visited were Ketchikan, Juneau and Skagway. They also saw Glacier Bay. At Seward they boarded a train to Anchorage and saw the city of Anchorage and stayed at the Hilton Anchorage Hotel. This is where her trip ended. My foot was hurting so badly that she went to the emergency room and was admitted to Providence Medical Center in Anchorage. She had osteomyelitis or infection in the foot. Junior and Mike ﬂew up to be with her. She had surgery on her foot and ﬁnally got home on July 3. After being in the hospital for a week, she received many phone calls and cards. They were really appreciated Visitors during the week of Mary and Junior Swank were Mike and Malinda Swank, Matt Swank, Katie McGary and LeaAnn, Bobby, Karla and Jarred Larson, Rich Swank, Karyn Graham and Kelly Richie. Friday supper guests of Joan and Don Stringham were Mike, Malinda, Shane and Mitchel Swank, Matt Swank, Katie McGary and LeaAnn, Linda King, Junior and Mary Swank and Rich Swank. Saturday Mary Gepner went to
July 8 - A warm and hazy morning makes it feel like a muggy day is ahead. Farmers had a good week to put up hay last week with hardly any rain except a few sprinkles. A nice rain would be welcome now. The Jacob Schrock family went to LaPlata, MO over the weekend visiting parents/grandparents. Eli Miller (deaf) also went along to visit his brother, Jacob, who is also deaf and not well. Eli and Fannie had visitors this past week when their son, Ezra (deaf), and wife Linda visited them several days. Ezra had a longing to have a buggy ride so Eli escorted them to the two Amish stores. Nelson and Lucy Troyer and three children and Emanuel and Rudy Yoder went to Arthur, IL last week. Lucy and children visited their grandparents and the rest attended the Horse Progress Days which draw thousands of people. A van load of men folks attended the annual consignment sale in Jamesport, MO last week where they have a collection of anything from A to Z. If a person likes auctions, that is the place to go! Vernon and Mary Troyer weren’t able to attend church yesterday. Vernon is getting back into gear from his recent hip surgery. Mary has an eye infection that is rather disturbing.
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July 8 - Getting to the Activity Center is better this week after several young men cleaned up the gravel on the sidewalks and got the cement laid from the sewer work of a neighbor’s early this spring. They are very glad to have the gravel areas taken care of as it makes it easier for all of them to get into the building and to get the walkers and wheelchairs from the nursing homes into the building also. There are still a couple of areas that need to be watched out for as they stick up above the sidewalk
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Thursday, July 11, 2013
July 8 - Wendell and Joan Jackson visited with Erin Jackson and family in Maryville, MO Thursday afternoon. Softball has ﬁnished for the players in this area. Now it’s on to the Ringgold County Fair activities and fun. Everyone was busy ﬁnishing projects to enter. Craig and Kathi Braby traveled to Sulphur, OK over the Fourth of July. Wednesday and Thursday the Greg Mobley family helped with the Fourth of July festivities in Clearﬁeld. Greg helped organize the ﬁrst annual barbecue smoking contest. Thursday Tim, Mel, Lauren and Luke Burton entertained family from Winterset. They all enjoyed a cookout, swimming and ﬁreworks for the kids. Curt Jackson spent a few days in Kansas City taking in a couple of Royals baseball games. Dick and Joyce Weehler spent Sunday in Osceola at the youth rodeo. Riley and Payton Weehler participated in several events. Friends of Becky Lambert and Mike and Ruth Abdoo and their dog, Buddy, of Dubuque visited in the home of Brian Terrel and Betsy Keenan from July 3 until July 5. On July 4 they had a cookout. Don Ray joined the group that night. Saturday Craig and Kathi Braby took their grandchildren to the movie. Later they visited with Lafe and Laura Dukes. The Greg Mobley family spent the weekend camping at Fogle Lake in Diagonal. Emma spent the weekend with friends at Loch Ayr in Mount Ayr. The Warin family also spent time at Fogle Lake and Loch Ayr over the holiday weekend. They also attended the parade and tractor pull in Clearﬁeld. Sunday afternoon Barbara Hannon, formerly of Bedford, visited with Brian Terrell and Betsy Keenan. Barbara now lives in Denver, CO, which is close to family. Her grandson accompanied her on the trip. He was interested in the goats in Maloy.
old friends. Dorothy is a little under the weather and they hope she feels better real soon. Rod and Connie Smith’s family were supper guests of Rod and Connie on July 4. Rod’s mother was a visitor, also. Sunday there were four souls who gave their lives to Christ during church services at the Kellerton Assembly of God Church. They are still reporting good news! Dick, Camille, Randy, Theresa, Nicholas and Eleanor Jackson enjoyed a picnic, jazz band, the Des Moines Symphony and ﬁreworks on the Capitol grounds in Des Moines July 3. July 4 dinner and supper guests of the Jacksons were Pete and Larita Lesan and Phil and Marie Burmeister. Judy Doolittle and Rod and Debbie Holmes went to Gibbon, NE Friday night and stayed over Saturday for the funeral of Judy’s cousin, Sherry Olsen, who passed away this past week. Rod and Debbie Holmes were supper guests of his sisters, Jan Holmes and Kathryn Still, Monday evening. Chad and Jamie Holmes and Tristan, Darrian and Kaidan returned from a trip to Mount Rushmore and Key Stone, SD Sunday. They all had a fun time. Greg and Lexie Still of Creston called on his mother, Kathryn Still, and aunt, Jan Holmes, Tuesday evening. Greg and his family went to the Wisconsin Dells on vacation this past week. Jan and Kathryn were in Mount Ayr Wednesday on business. They went to Creston Friday shopping. Cassie Still came and spent the night with her grandma and Aunt Jan Friday night. Ronche and Katie Still stopped by for a short visit Friday evening. Sunday the sisters went to Pizza Hut for lunch after church. Jan and Kathryn were in Lamoni on business Monday morning. Monday afternoon Crystal and Lexie Still called on the sisters. Rod and Debbie Holmes were supper guests Monday evening.
ited at the home of Bill Stringham. Monday evening of this week Billi Adli and Molly were visitors with Gene and brought him some goodies. Charlie and Vickie Jeanes and Josh and Lizzie Hanawalt and family enjoyed breakfast at Allendale, MO on the Fourth of July. That evening Charlie and Vickie were at the home of Mark and Sue Cadle celebrating the Fourth of July with ﬁreworks. Saturday morning Vickie Jeanes attended a bridal shower in Eagleville, MO for her niece, Mandy Maize. In the afternoon she attended another bridal shower for Ashley West in Grant City, MO. On her way home she stopped in Allendale and attended the 50th wedding anniversary reception for Will and Linda Brown. Monday of this week Charlie and Vickie Jeanes were in Omaha, NE attending the funeral visitation for Olivia McGinnis-Taylor. Amon Hunt and Doris Overholser enjoyed the Fourth of July breakfast at Allendale, MO. Afterwards they were at the celebration in Clearﬁeld. Rose James hosted the Johnston family Fourth of July celebration with a backyard barbecue and everyone had a good time. Attending were Neil and Irma Johnston, Debbie Scrowther, Jarred and Olivia of Pleasant Hill, Del and Kris Johnston and family of Ames, Allen and Sandy Johnston of New Virginia, Ron and Jeannie Johnston of Norwalk, Nick and Jen Johnston and family of Indianola, Steve and Lori Johnston of Williamsburg, Kevin and Tammy James and Jena and Joe and Susie Catanzareti. Steve and Lori stayed overnight with Rose. The next day Joe, Susie, Steve, Lori and Rose enjoyed lunch together at the cafe in Allendale, MO.
Belzer, Grace Warin, Faith Shinkle and Cooper Bradley returned home after attending a family reunion in Ava, MO over last weekend. The McCrearys and Belzers went on to Branson, MO for a few days before returning home Thursday. Nial Belzer’s sister, Nileta Fruge, Emily and Glenn, met the Belzers in Branson, MO and visited there. They are from Lafayette, LA. Nial joined the group also, as he had not seen his sister for two years. Hearts and prayers go out to the McGinnis family in the loss of their 12-year-old granddaughter, Olivia.
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July 8 - July is off to a wonderful start! Residents are very pleased to be able to enjoy nice weather and are having a blast with outdoor games and going out to family reunions or gatherings or just out for a car ride. They also enjoy family coming in to visit or join them for lunch. Those with lunch guests over the past week have been Larry Campbell, Sylvia Hall, Elaine McCampbell and Shirley McAlexander. Going out were Danny Gregg, Maxine Werner, Earl Brand and Ruth Angus. Staff and residents are leased to have a new resident at Health Care. Please join them in saying welcome to Loretta Reynolds. Loretta comes to them from Texas and has relatives in Kellerton. They are looking forward to getting better acquainted. July birthdays will be celebrated with a party hosted by the activity staff this Thursday afternoon beginning at 3 p.m. Those with special days this month are Doris South, Ed King, Luella Adkisson and Ada Stanley. Ruth Angus, Irene Hogue, Virginia Albers, Nova Giles and Dorothy Main all enjoy a trip to the Senior Activity Center last Monday morning. They discussed ﬂowers, birds and many other summertime joys. Those who stayed at home listened to summertime stories read by Deanna. The stories came from the Good Old Days magazine. Residents learned all about the mink Tuesday morning as Ranger Kate brought a very nice program. Included in her program was a fur, facts about the mink and a very interesting video. Lee and Shirley Brand were in to call bingo one afternoon last week. Helpers included Samantha, Harold and Melynda Crawford. Winners were Dorothy Main, Virginia Albers, Earl Brand, Kathryn Chartrand, Ada Stanley, Bev Moore, June Steinman, Dorothy Sobotka, Shirley McAlexander, Sylvia Hall and Paul Campbell. Rug Hooker - Carolyn Burtis was there for an afternoon. While visiting with residents, she made a patriotic rug. It was very enjoyable for residents and staff members to be able to learn more about how she chooses and makes her own colors for the beautiful rugs.
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July 8 - Communion, a great sermon (Born Free) and good music ﬁlled the sanctuary at Wishard Sunday. Jim McCreary read a poem, “ I Am A Veteran.” He recently met the author, Andrea Brett, in Branson, MO and received permission to share it at church. Wishard Chapel will have a booth at the fair this year. Please stop by for a cold glass of water and volunteers will be making bracelets for the children. July 21-25 will be vacation Bible school at Wishard Chapel. The theme is “Serengeti Trek” and will be 5:30 to 8 p.m. each night. Supper will be served at 5:30 p.m. Call Sandy Armstrong if you want to register or come on July 21. Several people baked or contributed to the Wishard Chapel bake sale on July 3. It was a big success and the proceeds will be spent on local missions in the community. Prayers are being asked for Alice Dillenburg as she undergoes teeth extractions this week. A birthday party was held at Loch Ayr for Jacob Sobotka on his seventh birthday Sunday afternoon at the Armstrong lake front. Jim and Carol Anne McCreary, Barbie, Andrew and Laurie Anne
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July 8 - This community was shocked and deeply saddened with the sudden death of Walt and Beverly McGinnis’ granddaughter, Olivia McGinnis-Taylor. She was a great softball player and was loved by everyone. Prayers and condolences go out to the family. The Shields family got together and had breakfast at Allendale, MO on the Fourth of July. Bill Shields, Ronnie and JoKaye Shields, R.C. and Sheryol Rush, Ed and Kathy Shields, Rod and Stacy Shields and Andy Shields and Madison enjoyed being together. Saturday night the family enjoyed supper, hosted by R.C. and Sheryol Rush at their farm home. Allie Waske went home with her greatgrandparents, Ronnie and JoKaye, and stayed until Tuesday of this week. Lee and Shirley Brand were visitors with the Shieldses Friday night. Saturday evening Gene Motsinger visited with Darrell Holden and Brad Holden. Sunday If you’ve got it, morning Allyn Jarred was a visitor with Gene. That evening Gene vis-
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July 8 - Another July 4 is over. It may be a year before they have to hear the ﬁrecrackers, again. The ﬁreworks displays were very pretty this year. There are lots of people complaining about this country, but it is still the best place on Earth to live, that this writer knows of. God Bless America! Next Tuesday, July 16, is the food pantry at the Bank of Christ Outreach Church. Anyone needing or wanting food assistance is welcome. Kathy and her helpers do a great service to many persons in this area. Deepest sympathy is extended to the family of Ron Smith of Lamoni who went to be with his savior Wednesday morning. Funeral services were held Monday morning. His son, Rod Smith, and family, and brother, Junior Smith, and family are Kellerton residents. His wife, Lois, lives on the family farm by Lamoni. The SIPR crew will certainly miss Ron and Lois being at all of the breakfast for suppers. Prayers for comfort are with all of the family and friends. Larry and Dorothy McAtee went to Brimson, MO for Larry’s school reunion at the Coon Creek Church Saturday. They had lunch and Larry got to visit with many
It was also interesting to watch the process of hooking the rug. All decided that it takes a lot of patience and an artistic mind. Red, white and blue were the colors of the day Wednesday. July 4 trivia and games were enjoyed before lunch with all residents presented with a star necklace to wear. Church included not only an exciting sermon by Pastor Chris Conklin but ended in a bang as he closed by spreading not only the good word to all but also a bang followed with red, white and blue confetti from his inside ﬁreworks. Camille Jackson was the pianist for the morning. She too added to the July 4 setting by playing patriotic music. The afternoon was spent with residents taking part in a July 4 scavenger hunt, lighting sparklers and enjoying homemade ice cream. National Graham Cracker Day was celebrated Friday with residents frosting graham crackers with various types of toppings. Old memories were shared about their days of making graham crackers treats for children and grandchildren. They also shared different ways of suing graham crackers. Nova Giles, Ruth Angus, Dorothy Main, Virginia Albers and Irene Hogue enjoyed a trip to the Tingley Meal Site Friday. A nice meal, music, visiting and birthdays were all a part of the outing. Upon their return, all took part in a patriotic sing-along with Marlyn McPherson. Mary K. Overholtzer was the Sunday school teacher this past Sunday morning. Charlotte Swank provided the music for the service. Welcome visitors over the past week have been Connie Worthington of Des Moines, Terrie Fenstermann of Waukee and Hank Smith with Margaret Fletchall; Cole Morris and Larry and Arletta Hogue of Ankeny, Becky, Wade and Parker Hogue of Waukee and Lyle Hogue of Hatﬁeld, MO with Irene Hogue; Warren Angus, Marie Still, Dennis, Tate and Isac Dugan and Ellen Powell with Ruth Angus; Jean Gilliland and Earl and Shirley Brand with Earl Brand; Judy Doolittle with Loreen Reed; Samantha Crawford, Harold and Melynda Crawford, Rosemary and Jim Hullinger, Judy Shaha and boys and Jennifer Quick and family of Slater with Catherine Crawford; Pete Lesan and Mack and Phyllis Sickels with Sylvia Hall; Marilyn and Steve Werner with Maxine Werner; Melanie, Toby and Kendra Ruby, James Ruby and Lois Grace with Betty Ruby; Doris Rule and Donna Pedersen with Virginia Powell; Tom and Alice Tabb of Kansas City, MO and Melissa McAlexander and boys with Dorothy White; Ethel Campbell with Don Campbell; Lorrie Haver, Janice Richman of Mercer, MO, Frank Gunsolley and Shelley Willis of Princeton, MO with Wayne Bohn; Rhonda Cooper of Kent with Kathryn Adams; Roger and Terri Main of Creston and Terri Main with Dorothy Main; Kenny and Virginia McAlexander, Melissa McAlexander and boys, Rose McAlexander and Mack Sickels with Shirley McAlexander; Dennis, Tate and Isac Dugan and Joan Dugan with Bernadine McBride; Kathy Faust, Kelly and Shirley Richards, Virginia Scott and Deanna Campbell of Decatur with Cath-
erine Chartrand; Vera Moore with Bev Moore; John and Mary Howell of Glenwood with Nina Poore; Neil Stanley with Ada Stanley; Larry and Pat Teply with Gerald Gardner; Ed and Merna King of Bedford and Dan King with Ed King, and Leola Adams with several.
July 8 - The grass is green and the ﬂowers are abloom. Sitting outside on the porch swing has been fun and relaxing. Tenants started out the month sitting pool side and sticking their feet into the water while they sipped on strawberry lemonade. They had one shoe get wet but otherwise no major catastrophes. They went shopping to Creston, Osceola, Des Moines, Mount Ayr and at the general store at Clearview Homes. All celebrated Esther Jackson’s and Virginia Main’s birthdays. Besides shopping trips they also ventured uptown to the Senior Center and the Mount Ayr meal site. Music to their ears was performed by the Friday Singers, Tuesday morning singing group, Tingley Kitchen Band and the Community Singers. A visit from the Blank Park Zoo was enjoyed on Monday, June 17. Father’s Day was celebrated with appetizers galore and lots of company. Church has been conducted by Chris Conklin, Scott Marcum and Terry Roberts. Tenants had exercise class on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday mornings and they are starting water aerobics at the pool at 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Everyone has enjoyed watermelon feeds three times this month and the watermelon is tasting pretty good. New this month with hand care are parafﬁn wax treatments. They feel pretty good and make their hands very soft.
Clearview Estates had a good crowd for a family picnic on the evening of June 28. They certainly got their bellies full. They ﬁnished the month off with a pizza party and bingo. Other visitors were Jeannie and Vic Ruff, Sandy Stuck, Hugh and Kay Terwilliger, Wanda McGahuey and Bill and Thelma Rusk with Donella Johnson; Louise Frost, Doris Hanon and Sandy Stuck with Thelma Grimes; Ron and Karen Saltzman, Barbara Foy, Doris Drake, Bill and Garnette Freese, Wanda McGahuey, Vic and Shirley Smith, Lorrie Haver and Estelle Hall with Nina Saltzman; Randall and Candy Nickle, Carroll and Leann Baker, George and Leona Barker, Jim and Nancy Ross, Nathan Nickle and family and Luella Wilson with Ruth Nickle; Keith and Rhonda Hunt, Doris Overholser, Jim and Carme Campbell, Rose Hunt and Estelle Hull with Amon Hunt; Diane Saltzman, Jeanette Ingram and Sandy Stuck with Frances Saltzman; Marvin and Melonie Lane and John and Kathy McFarland with Marjorie McFarland; Dick and Camille Jackson, Abbi, Rebakah, Rachel, Sam, Eli, Jonny and Jenny Swersee and Cassie, Leigha, Jackie and Steve and Mona Ruby with Esther Jackson; Doug and Sherri Hymbaugh and Jess Snethen and Rori and Ellie with Dwight Cunning; Benson and D’Ambra Hainline, Randall and Donita Lynch and Diana Wilson with Ermil Hainline; Jim Ward, Roxie Trullinger, Donella and Randy Drake and Dave and Ellen Brand with Jessie Woollums, and Ted and Ronda Smith, Helen Terry and Terry Lininger with Rena Smith. Mount Ayr Record-News
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annual Ayr Days Cake Decorating Competition from 9-11 a.m. The decorating theme is congruent to parade theme: “We’re All In For Sports: Bring Your Team!” Public judging will be held with three categories for prizes: overall appearance, most creative and people’s choice. Cakes will be donated for a silent auction with proceeds beneﬁting youth chosen to represent Mount Ayr on the Iowa Ambassadors 2014 Music Tour. Contact Yolanda Minnick for more information at 641-344-3417. The competition is sponsored by Jamie’s Coffee Mill, Iris’ Beauty Salon, Still In Style and Sweet Escapes Salon & Spa. The Blank Chidren’s Hospital Fire Safety House will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the lot between Sweet Escapes and Lucky Lanes on the east side of the square. The Fire Safety House is geared toward the education level of third graders. Children of all ages can participate in Fire Safety House education; however, children younger than ﬁrst grade may be frightened by the smoke. We recommend that all children in kindergarten and below who tour the house do so with their parents and/or without the smoke. All children under age 18 must turn in a consent form signed by a parent before touring the house. The free activity is sponsored by the Mount Ayr Fire Department. The Ayrlooms Vintage Market will run from 9 a.m. through 5 p.m. on the north side of the square. Music on the Main Stage will be provided by the Ringgold Outdoor Alliance from 10-11:15 a.m. At 10 a.m. the motorcycle and car show will open on the south side of square. For more information contact Rick Bender at 641464-2554. The show is sponsored by NAPA Auto Parts, Podium Ink, Sickels Automotive, Roberts Auto, Inc. and Graham’s Auto. The tractor show sponsored by the Waubonsie Tractor Club will also open at 10 a.m. on the west side of the square. Also at 10 a.m. youngsters can get involved in the pedal tractor pull on the east side of the square. The pull is sponsored by the Sons of the American Legion The Hy-Vee Kids Zone will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the empty lot east of the Mount Ayr Record-News building. Featured events include free Face painting by JS Parties from 10-11:15 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. and 1-2 p.m.. Sponge Bob will make an appearance at 11:30 a.m., and Mickey Mouse will make an appearance at 1 p.m. Other attractions include a Bonsai Bouncer, Corn Pile Treasure Hunt, Ring Toss Game and Musical Chairs. These activities are sponsored by Hy-Vee. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ranee Roed will appraise antiques in the library basement. The event is free and sponsored by the Mount Ayr Public Library. The Princess Theater and Mount Ayr Depot Museum will both hold open houses from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A pie and ice cream social will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ringgold County Senior Citizens Activity Center Also from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the Lion’s Club will operate their train and swings on the east side of the square. The rides are free. The quilt show will run from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the courthouse assembly room. For more information, contact Sue Larsen at 641-202-0340 or Ronda Smith at 641-344-1858. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m beef burgers and walking tacos will be served at the First Christian Church, located on the southwest corner of the square. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Sons of the American Legion will grill pork loins in the courthouse lawn shelter house. Also running from 11 a.m to 2 p.m., two authors with local ties will be signing books upstairs at the courthouse. Mary Martsching will be signing book one of her new junior ﬁction series, “Finding Heath.” Janet Knedler will be signing her new work of elementary ﬁction, “The Fantastic Adventures of Smoki.” The event is sponsored by the Mount Ayr Public Library. Midwest Inﬂatables will be on the east courthouse lawn from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for free fun for kids. Music returns to the Main Stage from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. as Roger Burger plays 60’s,70’s, 80’s, rock and country. Public judging in the Cake Decorating Competition/Silent Auction will run from noon to 4 p.m. at Jamie’s Coffee Mill. Winners will be announced on the Main Stage after the parade. Pumptown will provide music on the Main Stage from 2-4 p.m. The annual Ayr Days parade begins at 4 p.m. The parade is sponsored by CGI Foods and Great Western Bank. Conact Kim Greenaland at 641-464-3888 for more information. Ringgold County Firemen Competitions will begin at 5 p.m. on the west side of the square. Performers from Leslie’s Dance Emporium take the Main Stage from 5-6 p.m. At 6 p.m. gates will open to the Smokin’ in the Ayr BBQ event. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for ages 6-12 and ages 5 and below admitted free. Winners in the event will be announced on the Main Stage at 7 p.m. For more information contact Ron Schafer at 641-4640659 or visit the website at www.smokinintheayr.com. From 6-8 p.m. the Ayr Idol Singing Competition will take place in the Main Stage area. First prize is $500, and winners will be announced on the Main Stage after the ﬁrst set from Outlaw Jim and the Whiskey Benders. For more information contact Laura Drake at 641-202-0519. Ayr Idol is sponsored by Abstract and Title Co., Edward Jones, Hy-Vee, Max Smith Electric, Mount Ayr Inn and Drake Productions. Outlaw Jim and the Whiskey Benders will play from 8 p.m. to midnight on the Main Stage. The event is free and sponsored by Ramsey’s Supper Club and Lefty’s Club Tavern. Sunday A free “Breakfast on the Square” will be offered at 9:30 a.m. by the Mount Ayr Assembly of God. Pastor Doug Rohrer and the Assembly of God will then offer “Church on the Square” on the north side of the square beginning at 10:30 a.m. For additional information, Ayr Days is now on Facebook: https:// www.facebook.com/ayrdays.
to the shelter at the park. Superintendent Drake said he would contact other school districts around the state have similar tornado shelters to see how they accommodate public access. For now, however, the board decided current policy will remain in place. Goods and services contracts The board accepted the bid from Hiland Dairy to provide milk for the upcoming school year. Anderson Erickson also submitted a bid, and Drake said while the district had been pleased with the service provided by Anderson Erickson, he recommended going with the lower bid. However, he noted, if the Hiland company would not provide milk coolers as Anderson Erickson does, the board might want to reconsider awarding of the contract. The district received one bid for fuel service for the 2013-2014 school year. The board accepted the bid from MFA Oil. Both CGI and Hy-Vee submitted bids to provide bread for the upcoming year. The board voted to accept the lower bid from CGI to provide the service. The board accepted the bid from Blacktop Services to asphalt a number of areas in the sports
complex. The project would include the north drive from the parking lot down to the football bleachers, the pedestrian area west of the bleachers, a path running from the bleachers to the new concession stand, the area surrounding the concession stand and the south drive from the parking lot to the softball/baseball ﬁelds. The accepted bid totaled $32,340. A second bid from Norris Asphalt totaled $42,432. The board received one bid to replace and/or repair some of the fencing in the sports complex, but Drake said he expected to receive a second bid in the next couple days. The bid from Des Moines Steel and Fence for $26,161 would replace fence north of the practice ﬁeld, the outﬁeld fence and baseline fences past the dugouts at the softball ﬁeld and the outﬁeld fence and baseline fences to the backstop at the baseball ﬁeld. The company would also repair the fence surrounding the track. The board granted Drake permission to accept the lower bid once the second bid is received. 2013-2014 preparations Heading into the upcoming school year, the board completed appointments and signed agreements. The board reappointed Jeanette Campbell as the district business manager and board secretary.
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The FEMA safe room at the high school also houses the wrestling practice room on the east while the west side (above) serves as the school’s weight room. Thousands of dollars of weight equipment is located in the facility. The board also named deposito- professional development plan The agreements enable students ries for district funds: $2.5 million for elementary teachers and staff enrolled in career and technical for the general fund at US Bank, and changes to the student/parent courses at Mount Ayr high school $1.5 million for the school house handbook and the elementary staff to transfer those courses and refund at US Bank, $2 million at handbook or 2013-2014. Elwood ceive advanced placement/standWells Fargo Bank of Des Moines, reviewed his building goals for the ing in career education programs $1.5 million for Great Western upcoming school year. The goals at the colleges for the competenBank of Mount Ayr, $2 million for focused heavily on the improve- cies successfully achieved in those Bankers Trust of Des Moines and ment of reading proﬁciency for all courses. Superintendent Drake reminded $500,000 for the Iowa Schools elementary students as well as the reduction of incidents of bullying board members the ﬁling deadline Joint Investment Trust. for the September school board Elementary principal Chris El- and harassment. The board also signed articula- election is August 1. Board seats wood updated the board about the tion agreements with Southwest- currently held by Duane Schafer, ern Community College and Des Rod Shields and Chris Eaton will Moines Area Community College. be up for election.
REAP funds available in Ringgold County
Resource Enhancement and Protection (REAP) funds are available to help you create wildlife habitat on your land. The REAP program is funded by the state’s Environmental First Fund and from the sale of the natural resource license plates. REAP funds can be used to establish native prairie, plant trees and/ or shrubs, install windbreaks or to perform timber stand improvement. There is currently $784 available as of July 9nd, 2013 to be used for these practices in Ringgold County. Funds are allocated on a ﬁrst come, ﬁrst serve basis. Additional funds may become available in September if there are enough applications. To apply for 75% cost-share for one or all of these practices on your land, visit the Ringgold County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) ofﬁce to sign an application. The ofﬁce is located in the USDA NRCS Service Center at 1201 East South Street in Mount Ayr, Iowa. Additionally, interested landowners can call (712) 5233631 to speak with Marlena Staton to learn more.
our kids. Some of them are coming from split homes. Some of them have new dads they don’t even know. I grew up in a single home. My father left when I was three. There were four of us, and I was second oldest. These are commonalities that many people are dealing with today. Rec-News: How many books have you written? MM: I have written two more in the series that aren’t published yet. Heath is still the main character, and each is still set in a lighthouse. “Finding Heath” is an action/adventure, but the next two are mysteries. I’m trying to model myself after the Nancy Drew books. That’s where I started with reading. Nancy Drew was my hero and my best friend. She could transport me to different places, climbing up a hidden staircase or out in the garden with the whispering statue. I’m working on a fourth, and in this one I am moving from the East Coast to the Great Lakes. I’ve already got an idea for the plot, but I just don’t know yet which lighthouse I will use. Rec-News: When did you begin writing? MM: I had a grandson in 2000, and when I would visit him in Kansas City, he had a little mobile with animals on it. I made up stories about him and the animals on the ark. And then as each grandchild was born, I made up a new story for each one based on their personality. I have also worked as a storyteller in the schools. I liked it, and people told me I have a knack for that. Rec-News: Where do you ﬁnd your subject/storylines? MM: I love lighthouses, and I’ve always been fascinated with them. In each one of my books, the setting is at a lighthouse, and each book features a different lighthouse. I’ve been to the lighthouses of my ﬁrst two books. I stood at the top, looked around, smelled the ocean and so on. But after I became a Christian, I know that Christ is the beacon that beckons people to safety. Why not combine my passion for lighthouses with another passion – still making an impact on kids, especially these middlegraders who are just struggling so badly. I wanted to make a hero out of a kid because they’re all heroes to me. I also wanted to make a boy the main character because there aren’t that many middle-grade books out there where a boy is the
hero. Rec-News: What is the greatest challenge facing a beginning author? MM: How am I going to get this published? I submitted “Finding Heath” to nine different publishing companies, and all of them rejected it. You must have an agent today in order to even get your manuscript in front of publishers, but then you’re paying for an agent. I weighed the pros and cons of hiring an agent, but I also took some online courses about self-publishing. There are so many things involved in self-publishing. This was my ﬁrst attempt at being a publisher, so I really wanted my book to look professional. I wanted it to read professionally. I wanted a Library of Congress number and an ISBN number. After a lot of research, I eventually decided to work with WestBow Press, which provided me with a number of packages that covered several of the details associated with publishing such as page format, cover design, marketing tools, editing and many more. I really want to spend my time writing. I don’t have time to piecemeal things. I also took online courses and seminars about marketing. I knew I could write, deﬁnitely I knew how to revise, but what I didn’t know was how to market. I’m not comfortable promoting myself, but the courses taught me to ask: Do you like your product? Do you think your product is something someone should buy? Would people beneﬁt from your product? I had to change my whole mindset about the value of providing to customers. Rec-News: Describe your writing routine? MM: I usually will have an idea, and I want to sit down and I write and I write and I write. But I’ve
thought about things for a while, so it all just seems to fall into place. The ﬁrst book took me a year to write, the second nine months and the third three months. When I’m editing and revising, that’s when I’m meticulous. I have to put on a different hat, set aside the ego and really become the teacher. Rec-News: In your opinion, are writers born or can they be made? MM: I believe the Lord gives all of us a purpose in our lives, and I think if you’re going to be a writer, deep down inside you have the aptitude and you have the desire which is more important than anything to write. Now, can they be improved upon? Deﬁnitely. Rec-News: In your opinion, is writing more inspiration or perspiration? MM: I would say inspiration is probably 80 percent, at least for me. It also depends upon where are you with your writing. If I’m close to being done, then it seems like I have to shift to the marketing. Right now it seems like the marketing is taking 110 percent of my time. Rec-News: What was your biggest surprise on your journey to becoming a published author? MM: That I could do it – that I can actually write a book this length. It was amazing! [The email address for author Janet Knedler was incorrect in her Record-News interview. The correct address should be email@example.com.]
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Results have been announced from the kid games held during the Clearﬁeld Fourth of July celebration. 4 and Under Foot Race 1.Noron Carter 2.Giana Maharry 3.Ella Harban 5-6 Foot Race 1.Breya Nickle 2.Owen Granman 3.Rylan Larsen 7-8 Foot Race 1.Isaac Grunman 2.Hayden Ecker 3.Natasha Dillenger & Seth Maharry (tie) 9-11 Foot Race 1.Trenton Cooke 2.Rex Hoffman 3.Jeremiah Dillenger 12-13 Foot Race 1.Braydon Maharry 2.Brevin Deskin 3.Emily Cooke 14 and Up Foot Race 1.Chris Kingery 2.Chelsea Sogard 3.Kendra Morrow 4 and Under Sack Race 1.Ella Harban & Ashlyn Allee 2.Emma Blazek & Payton Briggs 3.Priscilla Lorenz & Cameron 5-6 Sack Race 1.Cayden Manuel & Sam Brammer 2.Alee Hoffman & Cindy Hoffman 3.Rylan Larsen & Madison Cooke 7-8 Sack Race 1.Payton Parish & Keaton England 2.Dayna Robinson & Danielle Robinson 3.Luke Maharry & Seth Maharry 9-11 Sack Race 1.Rex Hoffman & Dillon David 2.Payden Ecker & Madison Ecker 3.Trenton Cooke & Jeremiah Dillenger 12-13 Sack Race 1.Noah Stephens & Colton Gordon 2.Nick Vanbuskirk & Jake Vanbuskirk 3.Gladdius Kerschner & Logan David 14 and Up Sack Race – Heat 1 1.Chris Kingery & Joe Estrella 2.Zach Madison & Gage Stephens 3.Jeremiah Vanbuskirk & Johnathon Vanbuskirk 14 and Up Sack Race – Heat 2 1.Kysa Gordan & Tracey Kelley 2.John & Janie Wilson 3.J.L. & Kim Hunter / Stacey Stephens & Christy Stephens Egg Toss – 8 and Under 1.Courtney & McKenzie Knox 2.Landon Morrow & Rylan Larsen 3.Cayden Manuel & Sam Brammer Egg Toss – 9-11 1.Trenton Cooke & Jeremiah Dillenger 2.Lindsay Jennett & Loryn Schaefer 3.Brady Bickel & Raines Sackett Egg Toss – 12-13 1.Gladius Kerschner & Logan David 2.Cole Mobley & Justin Dillenger 3.Drew Venteicher & Cullin Wood Egg Toss – 14 and Above 1.Jeremy & Dustin 2.Ty & Brandon 3.Rick & Alex Snyder Greased Pig – 0-4 Boys 1.Max Leonard 2.Ashton Leonard 3.Cameron Greased Pig – 0-4 Girls 1.Ashynn Allee 2.Ella Harban 3.Melody Johnston Greased Pig – 5-6 Boys 1.Owen Grunman 2.Cayden Manuel 3.Tyler Solax Greased Pig – 5-6 Girls 1.Ringley Ramsey 2.Courtney Knox 3.Breya Nickle Greased Pig – 7-8 Boys – Heat 1 1.Isacc Grunman 2.Keaton England 3.Max Harban Greased Pig – 7-8 Boys – Heat 2 1.Cody Manuel 2.Landon Morrow 3.Hayden Ecker Greased Pig – 7-8 Girls 1.Elly Boswell 2.Lynette Sipada 3.Natasha Dillinger Greased Pig 9-10 Boys 1.Jeremiah Dillinger 2.Jessie Vanbuskirk 3.Cayden Snyder Greased Pig 9-10 Girls 1.Lindsay Jennett 2.Brynn Nickle 3.Emma Stephens Greased Pig 11-12 Boys 1.Justin Dillinger 2.Colton Gordon 3.Drew Vantgar Greased Pig 11-12 Girls 1.Hadlie Sickels 2.Gracie Mobley 3.Sammantha Schaefer Greased Pig 13-14 – Heat 1 1.Robbie Robertson 2.Logan David 3.Caitlin Belding Greased Pig 13-14 – Heat 2 1.Kyler Martin 2.Craven Martin 3.Chris Kingery Greased Pig 15 and UP 1.Quentin Chummley 2.Katie McDonnel 3.Christian Briggs
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Thursday, July 11, 2013
Yard and Garden: Weed problems
Weeds are a constant problem for home gardeners. Weeds compete with garden crops for nutrients, moisture and sunlight. In large numbers, weeds can reduce the quality and yield of fruits and vegetables. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer questions about weeds in general and a couple of speciﬁc weed issues. Horticulturists are available through the ISU Hortline to answer additional questions. Contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org or 515294-3108. How do I control weeds in my garden? Cultivation, hand pulling and mulches are the primary means to control weeds in the home garden. Cultivation and hand pulling effectively control most annual weeds. Perennial weeds are often more difﬁcult to control. Repeated cultivation or the use of herbicides may be necessary to destroy some perennial weeds. When cultivating the garden, avoid deep tillage. The roots of many vegetables, fruits and ﬂowers grow near the soil surface. Deep cultivation will cut off some of these roots. Also, deep cultivation will bring deeply buried weed seeds to the soil surface where they can germinate. Hoe or till around plants or between rows and pull weeds close to plants. To effectively control weeds, cultivation and hand pulling must be done periodically through the growing season. Small weeds are much easier to control than large weeds. It’s also important to destroy weeds before they have a chance to go to seed. Mulches control weeds by preventing the germination of weed seeds. Established weeds should be destroyed prior to the application of the mulch. In addition to weed control, mulches help conserve soil moisture, reduce soil erosion, prevent crusting of the soil surface, keep fruits and vegetables clean, and may reduce disease problems. Grass clippings, shredded leaves and weed-free straw are excellent mulches for vegetable gardens and annual ﬂower beds. Apply several inches of these materials in early June after the soil has warmed sufﬁciently. Plant growth may be slowed if these materials are applied when soil temperatures are still cool in early spring. Grass clippings, shredded leaves, and similar materials break down relatively quickly and can be tilled into the soil in the fall. Wood chips and shredded bark are excellent mulches for perennial beds and areas around trees and shrubs. Apply two to four inches of material around landscape plant-
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ings. These materials decay slowly and should last several years. However, it will be necessary to apply additional material periodically to retain the desired depth. In some situations, herbicides may be necessary to control difﬁcult to control perennial weeds. How can I control weeds in my raspberries? Cultivation and mulches are the most practical weed control measures for home gardeners. Cultivate the raspberry plantings frequently during spring and summer. To prevent injury to the roots of the raspberry plants, don’t cultivate deeper than two to three inches. Mulches help to control weeds and conserve soil moisture. Possible mulching materials include straw, shredded leaves, lawn clippings, crushed corncobs, sawdust and wood chips. The depth of the mulch needed depends upon the material. The depth ranges from three to four inches for ﬁne materials, such as sawdust, to eight to 10 inches for straw. Since mulches gradually decompose, apply additional material each year. Avoid mulching poorly drained soils to discourage root diseases. How do I control quackgrass in my iris bed? Quackgrass is a cool-season perennial grass. It spreads rapidly by underground stems or rhizomes. Quackgrass is extremely difﬁcult to control. To effectively control quackgrass, all of the rhizomes in the soil must be completely destroyed. Any rhizomes (or parts of rhizomes) that remain in the soil will eventually root and produce leafy growth. My suggestion is to carefully dig up the irises in early summer, place the plants in ﬂats or boxes, and set the irises in a shady location. Then slowly and methodically dig up the area and remove as many of the quackgrass rhizomes as possible. Periodically check the area over the next several weeks and promptly dig up and destroy any quackgrass sprouts that appear. In late summer, replant the irises back in their original location.
The grand prize winner in the Clearﬁeld Fourth of July parade went to Dale Bickel and his ﬂoat celebrating his “Lucky Sevens”: his seven grandsons, his 70th birthday and his 1970 John Deere tractor that pulled the ﬂoat. His grandsons - Ryan, Bryson, Hagan, Drew, Birk, Cauy and Brady - went along for the ride.
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Snapshots of History
Interior view of the ofﬁce at 110 East Madison in Mount Ayr about 1925. BY MIKE AVITT Delbert Jackson gave me this photo shortly after his brother Joe passed away on March 4 of this year. I ﬁgured the picture came from Joe’s estate and was, therefore, an interior view of Joe’s former insurance ofﬁce at 110 East Madison in Mount Ayr. So I put my HP Photosmart 7510 to work and scanned the photograph at 1,200 DPI to see what would be revealed. I found a Mount Ayr State Bank calendar and an Iowa State Bank calendar, but I couldn’t read the year on either one. There is, however, a set of cards in front of the woman that say Friday, May 8. The date May 8 fell on a Friday in the years 1925, 1931 and 1937. I’m going with 1925 because I see an ink well on the gentleman’s desk. There are international insurance company signs on the wall, and there’s a map of Iowa on the wall that is obscured by the open door of the safe, the same safe I saw just two weeks ago! I was driving past this ofﬁce two weeks ago and noticed the safe being removed from the ofﬁce. I believed it to be the safe from the photograph. So, the next day, I took the picture with me while I looked through the glass at the ofﬁce. The ceiling has been lowered, but everything else lined up. Now I was certain of the location and fairly certain of the time frame. Identifying the man in the photo turned out to be easier than I thought. I knew it wasn’t Frank P. Clarke, who occupied this ofﬁce before Joe Jackson, but was probably Frank’s predecessor. By the way, I found Frank P. Clarke’s ofﬁce address in a 1965 phone book. So I looked at Mr. Clarke’s obituary, and it said he came to Mount Ayr in 1942. I started thinking about insurance agencies from the 1920s and 30s. I’ve been reading old newspapers for years so many names came to mind. Of all the names that came to me, there was only one that I didn’t have an ofﬁce location that I knew for certain - R. C. Smith. I looked up Mr. Smith’s death date in my Ringgold County cemetery book, and it said 1942. No month or day was given but that wouldn’t be a problem because I knew his obituary would be on the front page and it was. All I had to do was look at the front page of the Mount Ayr Record-News from 1942 until I found it. Robert Clyde Smith was born near Clearﬁeld on August 22, 1876. He married Mae Balderson in 1897 and they moved to Mount Ayr from a farm from southeast of Clearﬁeld in 1907. R. C. Smith died in Mount Ayr on September 5, 1942. I’m certain the man in the picture is Mr. Smith. Since Frank P. Clarke’s obituary said he came to Mount Ayr in 1942, I kept looking through those 1942 newspapers. Sure enough, in the December 24 edition I found an advertisement that announced the R. C. Smith Agency was being operated by Frank P. Clarke. Well, I didn’t ﬁgure out who the woman was, but I may someday. I’ve been in contact with a woman who may provide me with an interior photo of Wilson’s grocery store on the north side of the square. I’ll write that article as soon as I get the picture. She has already given me a picture of her grandfather, grocer Harry Liggett. He and his brother, Arthur, were in the grocery business for decades.
Supervisors receive road updates
The Ringgold county board of supervisors recently received updates on road projects, took steps to ﬁll a position on the Veteran Affairs Commission and reviewed board policies. County engineer Zach Gunsolley reported work on several bridge projects will begin soon. Work on the bridge south of the quarry is currently underway with scheduled on the bridges by Pete Shields, Ron Abbott and west of Redding to follow. Some discussion surrounded work schedules during FEMA projects and the possibility of paying overtime as compared to allowing comp time. Overtime payments are not a part of the secondary roads budget, and a budget amendment would be needed to authorize those payments. In addition, reimbursement from FEMA, which pays 85 percent of costs related to FEMA projects, could take up to two years. In response to questions from David Rainey about a bridge near his residence, Gunsolley explained longer tubes will be used to replace the bridge because of the depth of the bottom, with ﬁll dirt to come from nearby landowners. Gunsolley also said the county will replace a fence that will be removed during the project. Work on the project is set to begin in late fall or winter. Gunsolley also reported on rock hauling around the county as part of FEMA work. Resurfacing work will begin in the coming days on several county roads. The work includes • County Highway J55 from Decatur County to County Highway P46. • County Highway P27 from Redding to State Highway 2. • County Highway J43 from County Highway P27 to Maloy. • County Highway J20 from US Highway 169 to Tingley. Road work will require periodic closures of these roads. The public is advised to seek alternate routes during construction. Supervisor Royce Dredge received a call informing the board that the light at the Tingley corner is under a maintenance agreement with the county and is located on county right-of-way. The supervisors discussed whoever takes over the responsibility of the light will also take over the maintenance agreement. The board plans to contact Jim Hullinger to see if he is still interested in serving on the Veterans Affairs Commission. The supervisors also reviewed board policies with Jack Reed of Iowa Negotiations, the county’s union negotiations representative and human resource advisor.
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Greene, Yes; Mathany, Yes; Stutzman, Yes; Ricker, Yes. The city’s engineering ﬁrm MSA Professional Services representative, Jason Miller, provided the council with their recommendation to take action authorizing the approval of contract documents for the 2013 Water System Improvement Project. A motion was made by Greene, seconded by Stutzman, to approve Resolution No. 2013-523 entitled, “Approving Contract and Performance and/or Payment Bonds For The 2013 Water System Improvement Project.” Roll call vote: Greene, Yes; Mathany, Yes; Stutzman, Yes; Ricker, Yes. A motion was made by Mathany, seconded by Ricker, to approve Resolution No. 2013-524 entitled, “Resolution to Fix a Date for A Public Hearing on a Water Revenue Loan and Disbursement Agreement.” Roll call vote: Greene, Yes; Mathany, Yes; Stutzman, Yes; Ricker, Yes. Ringgold county conservationist Kate Zimmerman brought forward concerns from the Ringgold County Conservation Board in regard to the time restraints put on the RV dump station. She suggested leaving it unlocked and posting signs that warn against the dumping of chemicals. Superintendent Wise thought it would be a good practice to install a trail camera to provide surveillance so if any problems did arise, there would be documentation of who had used the dump. Council members approved of proceeding in this manner. Establishing a policy for water customers who bring in water bills reﬂecting extremely high consumption with no reasonable explanation was discussed. One policy option was presented for review that Superintendent Wise recommended be implemented on a temporary basis. Wise thought further scrutiny by city staff members and council member water/sewer liaisons should be accomplished due to a number of different scenarios that could be presented. Brent Ricker, who had a high consumption on a property he had recently purchased, and Doug Hymbaugh, who also had a high consumption on a new construction project, were present to discuss their bills. Neither of these accounts had been active to take into consideration a six-month average usage. Council members deliberated over both of those cases, taking all their concerns under deliberation as well prior to taking the following formal actions: A motion was made by Mathany, seconded by Stutzman, to forgive the water bill at the property purchased by Brent Ricker in lieu of the meter not being removed as scheduled. Roll call vote: Greene, Yes; Mathany, Yes; Stutzman, Yes; Ricker, Abstained. A motion was made by Mathany, seconded by Stutzman, to drop Doug Hymbaugh’s billing for water at the new house construction location to charge him the minimum for two months instead of charging for the 20,900 gallons that registered. Roll call vote: Greene, Yes. Mathany, Yes; Stutzman, Yes; Ricker, Abstained. A motion was made by Stutzman, seconded by Mathany, to adopt, on a temporary basis, the following policy for instances of when there is extremely high unexplainable consumption: Take a six-month average of usage and charge this fee; The additional unexplained usage of water will be charged at city cost, and additional sewer charges will be dropped. Roll call vote: Greene, Yes; Mathany, Yes; Stutzman, Yes; Ricker, Abstained. A motion was made by Mathany, seconded by Ricker, to approve the ﬁrst reading of Ordinance No. 20 entitled, “An Ordinance Amending the Code of Ordinances of The City Of Mount Ayr, Iowa, 2007, By Amending Provisions Pertaining To Collection Of Solid Waste.” Roll call vote: Greene, Yes; Mathany, Yes; Stutzman, Yes; Ricker, Yes. A motion was made by Mathany, seconded by Stutzman, that the statutory rule requiring said ordinance to be considered and voted on for passage at two council meetings prior to the meeting of which it is ﬁnally passed be suspended. Roll call vote: Greene, Yes; Mathany, Yes; Stutzman, Yes; Ricker, Yes. A motion was made by Mathany, seconded by Stutzman, to approve “Request For Final Payment Under CDBG Contract No: 07-ED-012” in the amount of $2,770 for professional administrative services provided by the Southern Iowa Council of Governments. Roll call vote: Greene, Yes; Mathany, Yes; Stutzman, Yes; Ricker, Yes. A motion was made by Mathany, seconded by Greene, to approve Contract Number: 07-ED-012 Amendment Number: Four between the Iowa Economic Development Authority and the City of Mount Ayr to revise the Project Completion Date. Roll call vote: Greene, Yes; Mathany, Yes; Stutzman, Yes; Ricker, Yes. A motion was made by Mathany, seconded by Greene, to transfer $7,000 from the Road Use Tax Fund to the general fund as speciﬁed in Resolution No. 2011-475 in regard to internal loan that ﬁnanced the Bobcat skid loader. Roll call vote: Greene, Yes; Mathany, Yes; Stutzman, Yes; Ricker, Yes. A motion was made by Ricker, seconded by Greene, to approve the Cigarette Permit Renewal Applications for the following businesses; Casey’s General Store, Farm & Home, Smith Oil, Hy-Vee, Community Grocers, Inc. and Dollar General. Roll call vote: Greene, Yes; Mathany, Yes; Stutzman, Yes; Ricker, Yes. A motion was made by Greene, seconded by Mathany, to approve the renewal application of Lucky Lanes for a Class B Beer (BB) (Includes Wine Cooler) License. Roll call vote: Greene, Yes; Mathany, Yes; Stutzman, Yes; Ricker, Yes. A motion was made by Mathany, seconded by Ricker, to approve the renewal application of Casey’s Marketing Company for a Class E Liquor License with Class B Native Wine Permit, Class C Beer Permit (Carryout Beer) and Sunday Sales Privileges. Roll call vote: Greene, Yes; Mathany, Yes; Stutzman, Yes; Ricker, Yes. Superintendent Wise Report: Street sweeper schedule to prepare for Ayr Days is underway; potholes are being addressed with cold patch; kick off meeting with FEMA and the state held Monday so process to seek disaster dollars has begun; council reviewed a “boneyard” list of items to consider auctioning off or selling by sealed bids; ﬁrst day of city-run garbage to begin July 2 at 5:30 a.m., recycling ﬁrst day pickup is July 11 to be received at a recycling center in Creston. Wise questioned what to tell city residents who have said they do not want the recycling cart. The council wanted to leave them in place for now, allowing at least six months for a period of adjustment; painting the interior of the big water tower will need to be postponed until the water booster station project is completed to allow for better control; certiﬁed mail notiﬁcation to “Subway” management is needed to provide them an appropriate time frame to ﬁx their water leak, and Wise asked for council permission to pursue a part-time employee to help keep up with mowing demands. In other discussion council member Stutzman brought forward a few matters to be taken care of at Loch Ayr Lake which included: signage “STOP,” “CURVE” and “NO LITTERING;” potholes requiring attention on east roadway, and gravel needed. Stutzman also had heard concerns in regard to the lack of lights and tie-downs at the airport. A motion was made by Mathany, seconded by Ricker, to pay the following bills: Ayes: Greene, Mathany, Stutzman and Ricker. Nays: None. SIRWA, rural water, $14,900.50. US Bank, federal withholding/ FICA tax, $4,503.57. State of Iowa, taxes, $1,016.00. IPERS, IPERS, $3,520.68. BAC, vision insurance, $103.37. IAMU, SWISS dues, $1,023.49. Postmaster, postage, $180.00. City of Mount Ayr, health insurance, $689.68. Ringgold County Supervisors, law enforcement, $13,352.44. Record-News, publications, $660.65. Alliant, gas/electric, $4,431.36. American Concrete, cement, $923.00. Farm & Home, supplies, $294.77. Mount Ayr Fire Department, operating, $5,285.00. Municipal Supply, meters, $1,152.04. Iowa One Call, dig notices, $88.20. The Lifeguard Store, rake/thermo, $79.00. Windstream, phone/Internet, $225.83. Iowa League, dues, $856.00. MES, analysis, $1,681.00. IWD, unemployment insurance, $1,231.10. DNR, PWS annual fee, $197.46. Waste Management, garbage contract, $11,238.85. CNH Capital, part/shipping, $123.91. Carter Waters, cold patch, $1,964.13. McDonnell, refrigerator, $699.00. Kiefer , umbrellas, $149.85. US Cellular, cell phones, $148.96. McNeill Tree, tree removal, $1,650.00. Goob’s, tire repairs, $325.38. Podium Ink, signs, $800.00. Quill, supplies, $279.88. Spring Valley, lockbox, $2,850.00. Gingerich, gutters/saferoom, $745.00. Trans-Iowa, street sweeper, $31,500.00. IDALS, animal welfare license, $75.00.
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July 8 – Residents enjoyed ﬁreworks to kick-start the early holiday weekend. Matt and Joe put on a great show for residents and surrounding neighbors. It is Ringgold County Fair week starting Thursday. Residents will be taking a trip out to the fairgrounds to see the hog show and to look at the animal exhibits, 4-H projects and commercial building. Monday Pattie and Sommer took some residents to the Ringgold County Senior Center uptown Mount Ayr by trolley. They enjoyed a program there, along with coffee, a snack and much fellowship. It was a great day to get outside. In the afternoon Liz helped Sommer and Pattie bowl with the residents on the north drive. The bowling alley was borrowed from the Diagonal school. It was greatly appreciated. Who knew Doc Pennebaker had so much talent? Others bowling were Rose Hunt, Joan Hill, Helen Banks, Lawrence Hanks, Anna Linkey, Henry Peterson and Jack Padgitt and several others watched. Liz purchased some fresh fruit on sale and served it for coffee club Tuesday. She sweetened it with a little sugar and Pattie and Sommer served it with a cherry vanilla yogurt. It was delicious and enjoyed by everyone. Carmene James was in for music in the morning. Peggy Wagenknecht and Jane Buck helped lead the singing. Bingo was played in the afternoon. Winners were Joan Hill, Ruth Nickle, Vera Daughton and Betty Sharp. Wednesday was busy with hand care and care plan meetings all day. Chris Conklin was in to lead church in the afternoon. Sommer popped popcorn and served it while watching some old shows on the TV Land channel. Things were slow on the Fourth of July. Several families were in on this patriotic holiday. Kathi was in Friday to read the Mount Ayr Record-News and Diagonal Progress to a group of residents. She also led a sing-along in the special care unit. The Friday Singers were in to entertain in the afternoon. Band members were George Hosﬁeld, Bill and Norma Webb, Iona Triggs, Dick and Virginia Walden, Donald and Darlene Wimmer, Peggy Wagenknecht, Harold Brown on harmonica, and Darlene Morgan on piano. They sang several traditional and patriotic songs and ﬁnished with “America” and You’re a Grand Old Flag.” It was a special treat. Saturday Kathi played high rollers with residents in the morning. Going out ﬁrst was Anna Linkey. Jennifer Gregg’s daughter helped Kathi with the game. It was a big group. Tony Oshel was in to lead Sunday school. Helen Blunck was honored Sunday Afternoon with a birthday celebration for her upcoming 100th birthday on July 24. Helping her celebrate with cake and ice cream were Jean Davenport of Aurora, CO, Joan Trullinger of Muscatine, Debbie Eickert of Clinton and Linda and Larry Sickels, Virginia Rees and Bill and Kathi Blunck of Mount Ayr. Going out for the holiday and the weekend were Roxie Trullinger, Karl Wurster, Eddie Overholser, Lois Anne Sobotka, Mildred Beymer, Pam Larsen, MaryLou and Doc Pennebaker and JR Miller. Visitors last week were Joyce England with Lois Anne Sobotka; Cathy Messerle of Council Bluffs and LeRoy and Mareanne Parrott with Ione Veatch; Lyla Miller, Sue Rahn and Leo and Thelma Miller with Ray Miller; Anthony Drake of Tecumsen, MI with Minnie Breckenridge; Shirley Erickson with Don Strange; Larry Hunt of Kansas City, MO with Rose Hunt; Linda Konnath and Mark Trul-
linger with Roxie Trullinger; Ron Smith and Sharon Phipps with Berniece Hoffman; Janis Taylor, Rusty and Tami Burlington, Shawn, TJ and Anna Persell, Mike and Jean Ann Taylor and Carol Lee Bentley with Anna Linkey; Diana Gibson and Kay Sickels with Vera Daughton; Quita Koehler of Winterset with Twilla Lininger; Jim and Arlene Pearce with Edna Scott; Bob and Linda Haley and Vickie Buthler Pierce of Las Vegas, NV with JR Miller; Dorothy Barber with Doyle Murphy; Julie and Ethan Lowman, Nancy Hymbaugh Fox, Jim Hymbaugh and Penny Hymbaugh with MaryLou and Doc Pennebaker and Don Lowman; Lywanda Case and Joyce Smith with Irene Spencer; Lesa Darrah and family with Berniece Hoffman; Mary Sue McIntosh, Bill and Diane Breckenridge, Emily, Conor and Owen Lyons and Andrea Amick with Minnie Breckenridge; Pete Lesan with JR Miller, Helen Banks and Vera Daughton; Peggy Wagenknecht with Iris Osborn, Colleen Greenman and Marilyn Richards; Betty Miller and Kristy Klejch with Anita Hayworth; Jacque Klein with Colleen Greenman; Dave and Lisa Richards with Marilyn Richards; Brian, Amber, Trey and Kenleigh Fooken with Carmeta Shields; Rich and Peggy Hunt with Rose Hunt; Dick and Carol Anne Reeve and Rick and Wendy Reeve with Ione Veatch; Ed VanSucksun and Bernard and Carolyn Stamper with Don Strange and JR Miller, and Thelma Rusk and Pat Braby with Bill Rusk.
Erin Budach and Micha Parks with Betty Rullestad; Ethel Campbell and Kay Henderson with Marjorie Ibbotson; Mary Pat Brazzell, Patty Musick and Susan and Larry Houser with Frances Goff; Don and Iva Bourne, Sharon Smith, Bobbi and Anne Rinehart, Valorie Wilson, Marietta Cobb, Linda Wagoner, Jean Howie and Diane Drake with Margaret Wilson; Gary and Carol Lee Schad with Earle Schad, and Jordan and Alexia Gerrish, Roxie Perich, Mildred Barnes and Rick and Rose Fuqua with Dick Fuqua.
time as he did not budget for this. A budget amendment would have to be done. Reimbursement from FEMA could take up to two years. Gunsolley hopes to complete FEMA work by this fall or winter at the latest. Gunsolley reported that Lil Rinehart’s bridge has been re-opened. Dredge received a call stating the light at the Tingley corner is under a maintenance agreement with the county and is on county right-ofway. The board discussed whoever takes over the responsibility of the light will take over the maintenance agreement. In support of the county’s new wellness initiative, the board walked a mile at noon (ﬁve laps around the courthouse). RESOLUTION RC13–128 WHEREAS, the Ringgold County Board of Supervisors hereby approves the Investment Policy. 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 July 1, 2013. RESOLUTION RC13–128 WHEREAS, the Ringgold County Board of Supervisors hereby approves the Iowa Department of Revenue letter for John Reasoner. 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 July 1, 2013. There was no further business. A motion was made by Kraig Pennington and seconded by Royce Dredge to adjourn the meeting at 12 p.m. DAVID INLOES Chairman ATTEST: AMANDA WASKE Ringgold County Auditor
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July 8 - June certainly has ﬂown by! It all got started with a trip to the Senior Activity Center. Margaret Wilson, Marjorie Ibbotson, Dick Fuqua, Vergene Higgins, Phyllis Faubion and Annabelle Jones enjoyed coffee and snacks with friends. Another monthly trip was to the Tingley Meal Site where Margaret Wilson, Vergene Higgins, Annabelle Jones and Phyllis Faubion all enjoyed a fried chicken dinner while being entertained with music by the Friday Singers. Margaret, Vergene and Peggy went shopping in Creston with Julie also this month. Tuesday afternoon social hour topics with Marie Still during the month of June have been old maids/weddings, fathers, summertime and Log Cabin Day. One of the tenants’ favorite games is bingo, which many joined them for. Winners were Frances Goff, Paul Smith, Margaret Wilson, Kenneth Smith (Paul’s son), Annabelle Jones, Donna Benegas, Dick Fuqua and Vergene Higgins. Blackout winners were Betty Rullestad and Donna Benegas. Afterwards they listened to Kenneth Smith play the piano. The Tingley Band came and played for everyone. Tenants enjoyed singing along with the oldtime songs. They also spent time listening to Deanna during readaloud. Deanna is reading the book, “False Testimony.” Other activities enjoyed during the month of June were clothesline discussion and they shared how their soap was made and the washing machines that they used. Earle Schad also showed how to make knots in ropes. On June 24 Marie, Deanna and Ashten made a delicious brunch for everyone. All enjoyed bacon, eggs, pancakes and coffee cake to name a few. A “Taste of Summer” was on June 25 where Lavern grilled hamburgers and hotdogs for everyone. Visiting were Jim and Joyce Johnson, Gerie and Mary Black and Shirley Brand with Annabelle Jones; Gary and Marcia Allen and Rachel and Tobey Edwards with Paul and Frances Smith;
July 1, 2013 The Ringgold County Board of Supervisors met in regular session Monday, July 1, 2013. The meeting was called to order at 9 a.m. with the following members present: David Inloes, Royce Dredge and Kraig Pennington. A motion was made by Royce Dredge and seconded by Kraig Pennington to approve the agenda. AYES: Unanimous. NAYS: None. A motion was made by Kraig Pennington and seconded by Royce Dredge to approve the previous minutes. AYES: Unanimous. NAYS: None. Veterans Affairs Commission member Cathy Kilgore met with the board to inquire about the position of Jack Cook on the Commission. Pennington mentioned he has not been able to reach Cook. Inloes mentioned that Charlie Case and Jim Hullinger were among the people who applied to serve on the Commission initially. The board agreed that the position should be ﬁlled. The board is going to contact Hullinger to see if he is still interested in serving on the Commission. Engineer Zach Gunsolley met with the board to provide secondary roads updates. David Rainey met with the board to discuss a bridge concern. Rainey mentioned there are no tubes at the south bridge by his property. He asked if it is still scheduled to be repaired. Gunsolley said yes it is. Rainey asked for the reason for the long tubes. Gunsolley responded due to the depth of the bottom, the area requires a longer tube based on the slope. Rainey asked where they will get the extra dirt for the project. Gunsolley replied they work with local land owners to ﬁnd dirt on site or near the project. Rainey inquired about the fence line that they will tear out. Gunsolley replied the county will pay the cost for a new fence. He added the foreman will talk to the landowner on preference of fence. The county will work with the landowner to ensure the end product is good for everyone, Gunsolley said. He is hoping for a start date of fall or winter. Gunsolley reported on several bridge projects throughout the county that will begin soon. The bridge south of the quarry is being worked on. This is a federal aid road, Gunsolley said. Following will be the bridge by Pete Shields. Then the crew will be at the bridge by Ron Abbott or the west Redding bridge. Gunsolley reported the FEMA rock hauling is complete in Danny Straight’s territory. Frank Pollock is hauling rock to his territory until Watterson Quarry runs out of rock. Rock trucks will move to Kevin Greenland’s territory when Watterson quarry runs out of rock. Gunsolley mentioned he emailed the Taylor county engineer about the P14 project and has not heard back yet. Gunsolley reported the patching project on P27 is complete. Dredge asked what the price difference is between oil-based and water-based cold patch. Gunsolley will look into this and get back to the board. Gunsolley put in place a policy that does not allow more than two crew members to be off at the same time during FEMA work. Pennington suggested, with all of the FEMA work being done, that the crew be paid for any overtime worked as opposed to allowing comp time. FEMA reimburses the county 85 percent for any time worked on FEMA projects. Pennington feels by paying overtime, this will alleviate crew members being gone a lot with comp time. Gunsolley expressed concerns about having to pay over-
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Thursday, July 11, 2013
Mount Ayr Larger Parish United Methodist Churches Pastor Skip Rushing Redding 9:00 a.m., Worship. 10:00 a.m., Sunday School. Middle Fork 9:00 a.m., Sunday School, all ages. 10:00 a.m., Worship. Mount Ayr 10:30 - 11:00 a.m., Refreshments and Fellowship. 11:00 a.m., Worship. St. Joseph’s Catholic Church 100 N. Polk, Mount Ayr Fr. Bashir Abdelsamad, Pastor Saturdays, mass at 5:30 p.m. St. Patrick’s Catholic Church Grand River Fr. Bashir Abdelsamad, Pastor Sunday mass, 8:00 a.m. United Church of Diagonal Pastor Ed Shields 9:00 a.m., Sunday school. 10:00 a.m., Church. Tingley First Christian Church Al Rusk, Pastor 10:00 a.m., Church school. Margaret Hull, Superintendent. 11:00 a.m., Worship. First Lutheran Church Mount Ayr - LCMS Vacancy Pastor: Rev. Jonathan Watt Sunday, July 14: 8:00 a.m., Worship. Free Methodist Church Charles Weiman, Pastor 10:00 a.m., Sunday school. 11:00 a.m., Worship service. 7:00 p.m., Evening worship. Wednesday, Family Night Prayer meeting; F.M.Y., C.L.C., 7 p.m. Kellerton Assembly of God Church Pastor Barton Shields 9:30 a.m., Sunday School. 10:30 a.m., Worship service. 6:00 p.m., Sunday evening worship. Wednesday, 7:00 p.m., Adult Bible study. Blockton Christian Church Scott Marcum, Pastor 9:30 a.m., Bible School. 10:45 a.m., Worship. Second and fourth Sundays of each month, Youth Groups. First Wednesday of each month, Church Night. Tent Chapel Church of Christ Richard Reinhardt, Minister (3 miles south of Blockton, Iowa) Bible study, 10:00 a.m. Morning worship, 11:00 a.m. Watch “In Search of the Lord’s Way” - 7 a.m., Sunday on Ch. 17; KDSM Dish 259, 6:30 a.m. or Direct TV 364, 6:30 a.m. Sundays, 6:30 p.m., evening services. Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m., Bible study. Regular Baptist Church Mount Ayr 464-3293 (Church) Pastor Seth Denney 9:45 a.m., Sunday School. 11:00 a.m., Morning worship service. Nursery available. 6:30 p.m., Evening service. Wednesday, 6:30-8 p.m., AWANA; 7 p.m., Midweek Bible study and prayer. 7 p.m., Youth service. Hickory Grove Advent Christian Church Sherry Wiley, supply pastor 11:00 a.m., Worship service. Mount Ayr Assembly of God Pastor Doug Rohrer (515-783-7712) See our facebook page 8:15 - 8:45 a.m., Prayer 9:00 a.m., Sunday school for all ages. 10:00 a.m., Fellowship. 10:30 a.m., Worship service. Nursery available. Children’s church. 5:00 p.m. Men of Valor First Saturday each month, 8 - 11 a.m., Open Closet. Thursdays: Revolution Youth - Summer Break. Wednesdays: Kids Club - Summer break. Kellerton United Methodist Church Rev. Robin Thomas, Pastor 9:30 a.m., Sunday School 10:30 a.m., Worship. Beaconsﬁeld United Methodist Church Rev. Robin Thomas, Pastor Sunday, 9:00 a.m., Morning Worship. No Sunday School. United Baptist-Presbyterian Church 2343 State Highway 169 Mount Ayr Michael Maddy, Pastor (641-464-2127) www.ubpchurch.com Sunday, July 14: 9:00 a.m., Sunday school. 10:00 a.m., Church service. Greeter, Dean Blades; Call to worship, Deb Larson; Musician, Fay Howie; Drums: Lew Knapp; Children’s sermon, Diane Maddy; Nursery, Pat Meester; Message, Pastor Mike Maddy; Snacks, Linda Barber. Communion services, quarterly business meeting, potluck meal, set up for Bible school. Monday, July 15: 5:00 p.m., Stretch exercises. July 15-17: Vacation Bible school held at the UBP Church. Tuesday, July 16: 7:00 a.m., Men’s breakfast-UBP Church. Wednesday, July 17: 5:00 p.m., Stretch exercises-UBP Church. No choir practice during summer. 6:30 p.m., Bible study at Mount Ayr Health Care. Platte Center Presbyterian Church Delores Dench, Pastor 9:15 a.m., Sunday school. 10:00 a.m., Fellowship. 10:30 a.m., Worship. First Christian Church Pastor Chris Conklin Sunday, July 14: 9:00 a.m., Sunday school. 10:00 a.m., Church. Special guests will be Revs. Roy and Cathy Klobnak. Tuesday, July 16: Bloodmobile. Wednesday, July 17: 9:00 a.m., WIC. 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 9:00 a.m., Church services. 10:00 a.m., Sunday school and Bible study. United Methodist Women: Every second Monday at 1:30 p.m. United Methodist Men: First/third Saturdays at 7:30 a.m. Youth Group: First/third Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. Second Sunday - potluck; fourth Sunday - fellowship time. Website: ellstonumc.org Tingley United Methodist Church Rev. Robin Thomas, Pastor 9:30 a.m., Sunday school. 10:30 a.m., Worship. United Methodist Women: Every Third Wednesday. Youth Group: Second and Fourth Sundays, 5 p.m., at Ellston. The Lighthouse Christian Center Non-Denominational Fellowship Doug Greene, Pastor (west 2 miles on Hwy. 2) 9:45 a.m., Sunday school. 10:30 a.m., Worship. 5:30 p.m., Men’s room/women’s room. 6:00 p.m., Evening worship. Mondays, 5 p.m., Thin Within Support Group; 5:30 p.m., Prayer meeting. 7 p.m., Sowing in Tears Support Group. Wednesdays, 6 - 8 p.m., Crew Kids’ Club. More information available online at lighthouseonline.org. Area Bible Fellowship Church 204 North Van Buren, Clearﬁeld Pastor Ron Christian Associate Pastor Keith Lorenz 9:30 a.m., Worship service. 11:00 a.m., Sunday school. Website: www.areabiblefellowship.org Trinity Christian Church Terry Roberts, Minister 446-8654 (Hwy. 2 West, Decatur) 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., Sunday morning worship services. 9:30 a.m., Sunday School, all ages. Wednesday: 7 p.m., Youth/Small group Bible study. Nursery available. The Community of Christ Tony and Sandy Crandell, Co-pastors Sunday, July 14: 9:50 a.m., Sunday school. 11:00 a.m., Worship service with Dennis McElroy speaking. Mount Ayr Restoration Branch Sherman Phipps, Presiding Elder Alan Smith, Assistant Sunday, July 14: Welcomers: Gordon Winkler. 9:45 a.m., Family Worship, Sue Beck. 10:00 a.m., Classes. 11:00 a.m., Worship. Sherman Phipps, presiding; Alan Smith, speaking; Pat Bolingbroke, pianist; Lynda Rolfe, special music. Custodians: Michael Jordison. 6:00 p.m., Family fellowship at Ron Smith home. Wednesday, July 17: 7:00 p.m., Prayer service at Ron Smith home. Michael Jordison presiding.
loving care while he was a resident there. Private services and burial will be at the Tingley Cemetery. Memorial services were Wednesday afternoon at the Tingley Community Building with Pastor Brent Fees ofﬁciating. Condolences may be sent to 1600 SE La Grant Parkway, Waukee, IA 50263. Online condolences may be left at caldwellraddatz.com.
her parents; infant sister, Opal; husbands, Jack and Ray; son-inlaw, Gary, and stepgrandson, Robert Peppmeier. In lieu of ﬂowers, the family is requesting donations be made to: Saint Jude Hospice, 2900 100th St., Suite 103, Urbandale, IA 50322. Services were conducted at Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr on Saturday, July 6, 2013. with Rev. Chris Conklin ofﬁciating. Organist was Nancy Sackett. Casket bearers were Denny Peppmeier, David Peppmeier, Gene Hutchinson, David Rathe, Hugh Terwilliger and Don Solliday. Honorary pallbearers included Kyle Ott and Eric Ott. Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Mount Ayr.
Rev. Terry Roberts ofﬁciating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery in Lamoni. Arrangements were through Slade-O’Donnell Funeral Home of Leon and Lamoni. Memorials may be given to Trinity Christian Church.
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HR-OneSource, background checks, $197.80. Mark Budach, mowing contract, $1,030.00. ACCO, chemicals, $914.07. Justin Kuonen, reimburse/fuel, $40.00. Central Pump, LS ﬂoat, $60.50. Delta Dental, insurance, $128.00. HD Supply, cleaner, $161.50. Brent Wise, reimburse/fuel, $30.00. Eric Ehlen, mow Judge Lewis Park, $1,045.00. Lynn Rinehart, reimburse/fuel, $30.00. Brent Ricker, reimburse/fuel, $30.00. LCD Mfg., bearing, $423.18. Payroll, 6/21/2013, $8,074.65. Payroll, 6/27/2013, $8,968.77. Gross Claims, $130,078.57. A motion was made by Mathany, seconded by Greene, to adjourn. DONALD B. SOLLIDAY Mayor ATTEST: PAMELLA POORE City Clerk
Services pending for Maxine Kean
Maxine (Smith) Kean, 93, of the Mount Ayr Health Care Center passed away July 8, 2013 at the Mount Ayr Health Care Center. Her services will be held later this week with a complete obituary in next week’s edition. Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr is handling the arrangements.
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Bud Breckenridge DEAN R. (BUD) BRECKENRIDGE Dean R. (Bud) Breckenridge, son of the late William S. and Lola Roush Breckenridge was born February 10, 1925 in Tingley, Iowa and departed this life July 6, 2013. He graduated from Tingley high school in May 1945 with the distinction of valedictorian of his class and went immediately into the Air Force. He was proud to serve his country as a B-17 pilot with 38 missions over enemy territory. He received his wings at Marla Air Base in Marla, Texas and was commissioned ﬁrst lieutenant. He was honorably discharged in December 1945 and returned to Tingley for a civilian life. Any rule was made to be followed, whether you agreed or not. He was honest and direct with people and he expected no less from them in return. He took great pride in his ability to complete his job and know it scored perfection. This was attained by careful planning, determination, resourcefulness, precision and care. This was the plan, also, for his three sons who followed. His faith in God was private; his belief in eternal life was unshakable. God promised Bud a safe landing but the journey was anything but calm. His wife stayed beside him every step of the way. His love of golf, dancing and especially woodworking was very important to him, which became evident as his wood crafts became his lifelong profession and he built many homes in the surrounding area. Many of these homes surround Sun Valley Lake where he and Kaye also built their home. He met his wife at a dance in Creston, Iowa in 1948 and were married in April of 1950. They danced many a mile throughout their marriage. Bud had an incredible love for his eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, watching them grow and develop. He truly loved being a grandparent. He will lovingly be remembered by his wife and best friend of 63 1/2 years, Kaye; sons, Mike (Karen), David (Sylvia) and Dennis (Vicki); grandchildren, Ashley, Amy, Abby, Adam, Ryan, Kevin and Nathan Breckenridge and Tracey (Brent) Fees; two amazing great-grandchildren, Jacob and Katie Fees, and special friend, Sandy Breckenridge. Adel Acres gave him constant
Lola Peppmeier LOLA WINONA PEPPMEIER Lola Winona Peppmeier, 95, peacefully met Jesus on July 3, 2013 at Sunnyview Care Center in Ankeny, Iowa. She had resided there since October 2012. She was born to John and Clarissa Vanderﬂught on May 17, 1918 in Beaconsﬁeld, Iowa. Growing up, Lola enjoyed life on the farm and playing with her sister, Doris (Hutchinson), while later learning to operate farm equipment as a help to her parents. After graduating from Lamoni high school, she worked at several local businesses in Mount Ayr, Iowa. She met her future husband, the late Francis (Jack) Caldwell at a dance and they were married in 1940. To this union was born one daughter, Janice. In 1972 Jack passed away. Later while working at Clearview Nursing Home in Mount Ayr, Lola met the late Laurence (Ray) Peppmeier. They were united in marriage in 1976. Ray brought to this union two sons, Raymond and Dwayne. Lola was a member of the First Christian Church in Mount Ayr where she taught Sunday school. She also was a member of the Modern Mother’s Club and the VIC club where she loved traveling with her friends around the United States. She spent 34 devoted years working at Clearview Nursing Home but had to retire in 2007 due to health problems. Lola was a big Iowa/Iowa State fan and especially enjoyed watching basketball. She also had fun watching “Dancing With the Stars.” Lola cherished spending time with and hearing stories about her 10-yearold twin great-grandsons. Left to honor her memory include her daughter, Janice; granddaughter, Ashley Ott (Joel); twin great-grandsons, Kyle and Eric; stepsons, Raymond (Julie) and Dwayne (Gloria); stepgrandchildren, Ann Erickson (Donnie) and Denny and David Peppmeier; sister, Doris; nieces; nephews, and many friends. Lola was preceded in death by
Ron Smith RONALD E. SMITH Ronald Eugene Smith, age 83, was born at home on the farm northwest of Lamoni, Iowa to William and Wilma Fest Smith on December 31, 1929. He departed this life peacefully in the century farm home July 3, 2013. He farmed his entire life on the family farm. Ron married Lois Bierlein May 28, 1951 on the family farm. To this union two children were born, Sandi Smith Mandell (Richard) and Rod Smith (Connie). They shared 62 years together. Family was important to Ronald and he looked forward to holidays and family gatherings. Ron and Lois’ family grew from two children into eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Also surviving is brother Billy (Margaret) Smith. Ron became a member of Trinity Christian Church and was baptized soon afterwards. He did not like missing Sunday services. Funeral services were Monday, July 8, 2013, at Trinity Christian Church west of Decatur, Iowa with
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We are looking for people who are compassionate and enjoy the elderly to come to work for Clearview Homes. If you want job satisfaction by working with a caring team, come in and visit with us about our starting rate and pay scale. Offering an excellent benefit package including: Paid sick leave, 401k, health and life insurance, paid holidays and vacation.
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• Monday - Thursday 8:15 a.m. - 6 p.m. • Friday 8:15 a.m. - 2 p.m. 2003 Dodge Ram 1/2 T. Crew Cab 4 x 4, white exterior, power locks and windows, automatic transmission, air conditioning, AM/FM radio/CD, 4.7 liter V-8 engine, running boards, 137,681 miles. Runs but motor needs work. Sold as is. No warranty. Vehicle may be seen at our Mount Ayr office located at 1502 W. South Street, Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You can also view a picture on our website at: www.swiarec.coop (under News & Events). Sealed bids are due by Wednesday, July 24, 2013. Please mark your envelope “Pickup Bid” and mail it to the following address: Southwest Iowa Rural Electric Cooperative – ATTN: Phil Kinser 1801 Grove Avenue, Box 367 Corning, Iowa 50841 Southwest Iowa Rural Electric Cooperative reserves the right to refuse any and all bids.
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Graceland University is seeking a creative professional for a Communications Specialist position on the Lamoni, Iowa campus. This position is responsible for developing and implementing an effective communications plan in collaboration with Enrollment Management team members, enhancing our social media presence and analyzing effectiveness. Other responsibilities include writing content for press releases, marketing brochures, newsletters and feature stories. The goal is to provide clear, consistent and engaging messages that develop brand recognition, strengthen relationships with target audiences and promote Graceland University’s strategic initiatives. Successful applicant must have ability to write, edit, proofread, research, communicate effectively, interview and express ideas clearly. Successful candidate will be highly organized, meticulous about detail and demonstrate strong multi-tasking capabilities without sacrificing creativity and quality. Ability to work independently and collaboratively on multiple projects and tasks is essential to this role. As a member of the team, this position will be expected to probe for innovative ways to drive Graceland’s communication efforts to new levels of excellence. Required qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and two or more years of related experience. This person must be able to work a flexible schedule in order the meet the needs of the University. Interested candidates must submit writing sample along with cover letter and resume to: Graceland University, Human Resources Office, 1 University Place, Lamoni, IA 50140 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone inquiries to 641-784-5447
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YARD SALE: Friday, July 12 only, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Leonard Swank residence, 402 S. Taylor Street, Mount Ayr, Iowa. If raining, garage sale in carport behind the house. Books, toys, dishes, girl’s (junior) clothes and miscellaneous.
Duties include: feeding, vaccinating, breeding, sanitation, and care of newborn piglets.
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GARAGE SALE: Saturday, July 13, 7:30 a.m. - noon, 705 E. Monroe, Mount Ayr. Women’s and kid’s clothes, shoe dresser, miscellaneous. STORHOFF GARAGE SALE: Friday, July 13, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., 604 E. Monroe Street, Mount Ayr. Crystal is getting rid of remaining daycare items and collectibles including: John Deere and Tonka trucks. Vanessa has girl’s clothes, DVDs and books. Garrett has a couch, entertainment center, recliner and household items.
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Sports Raiderettes complete 7-23 regular season
The Mount Ayr Raiderettes closed out their 2013 regular season with a win over East Union followed by losses to Central Decatur, Corning and Pleasantville. Mount Ayr 5, East Union 3 On Monday, July 1 Mount Ayr faced East Union and claimed the 5-3 win. The contest was scoreless until the fourth inning when East Union went up by three runs, but the Raiderettes responded with two runs in the bottom of the ﬁfth. Mount Ayr batters stepped up and
1-3; Blondowski 0-3, 1SB; Ripperger 0-0, 1SB. MA - Daughton 1-4, 1-3B, 1 run; Warin 0-4, 1RBI; Quick 0-3, 1BB, 1 run; Shields, T 1-3, 1run; Shields, A. 2-3, Shields, K 1-3, 1RBI, 1 run; Glendenning, H 2-3, Rychnovsky 0-3, 1 run.
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Raiders close POI season with three wins, one loss
The Raiders grabbed three conference wins over East Union, Central Decatur and Corning before running into a buzzsaw at Pleasantville last week. The action marked the end of the Pride of Iowa schedule. Mount Ayr 13, East Union 3 Senior Heath Evans turned in both a great pitching and batting performance for the Raiders in the 13-3 win on Monday, July 1 at home against East Union. Evans allowed only three runs off four hits, with no runs earned, two walks and retiring ﬁve batters at the plate. Evans helped himself at bat and led the team by going 3-4, recording three doubles and two RBI’s Coach Tanner Rinehart complimented Evans and his team. “I thought Heath did a great job throwing strikes and the guys behind him made some nice plays,” he said. “Heath has also worked hard in the cage and his bat continues to stay red hot.” Mount Ayr started slow in the contest, trailing 7-2 after two innings, but took charge in the fourth and ﬁfth to score six runs and never looked back. Zane Sickels and Nick Wurster were both 2-3 with two RBI’s. Wurster also scored a run. Also collecting hits for the Raiders were Jacob Taylor, Austin Quick, John Triggs and Erik Freed.
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Morgan Quick is the lone senior on the 2013 Raiderette squad. put three more runs on the board in the sixth inning while senior pitcher Morgan Quick and a good defensive ﬁeld kept the Eagles from scoring to seal the Raiderette victory. Quick gave a solid performance on the mound, allowing only two earned runs on seven hits, while striking out three and walking one batter. Offensively, Paige Daughton had a nice night, going 1-4, nailing a triple and scoring a run; Megan Warin and Kelcie Shields recorded one RBI each and Tessa Shields, Quick, Kelcie Shields and Brook Rychnovsky scored the other four runs for the night.
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Cemtral Decatur 5, Mount Ayr 4 The game on Tuesday, July 2 was a different story for the Raiderettes as they came up short, 5-4, in the contest at home against the Central Decatur Cardinals. With only eight hits recorded for both teams in the seven-inning game, it came down to making the hits count. The Raiderettes were unable to string together the hits until the ﬁfth inning when the bats came alive and four Mount Ayr runners crossed home plate to bring the Raiderettes closer at 5-4. The Cardinals held the Raiderettes for the last two innings of play and claimed the close contest. Defensively, Morgan Quick took the loss on the hill, giving up eight hits, striking out three and walking three batters and allowing four earned runs. Senior Paige Daughton led the offense, going 2-4 at bat and scoring one run; Macy Larsen recorded an RBI. Others scoring runs were Megan Warin, Kirsten Dolecheck and Brook Rychnovsky.
Cent Dec 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 Mt Ayr 0 00 04 00 Pitching CD - Greene (W) 7H, 4K, 1BB, 3ER, 7IP. MA - Quick (L) 8H, 3K, 3BB, 4ER, 7IP. Hitting CD - Saxton 0-2, 3SB, 2BB; Binning 2-4, 1 run; Linhart 2-4, 1SB, 1 run; Greene 1-3, 1HR, 1BB, 2RBI, 1 run; Martin 2-4, 1SB, 1RBI, 1 run; Kelso 0-2, 1SB, 1RBI; Simmons 1-4, Keeney, 0-0, 1 run. MA - Daughton 2-4, 1 run; Warin 1-4, 1 run; Larsen 1-4, 1RBI; Quick 1-3, Shields, T. 1-3, Dolecheck 0-1, 1BB, 1 run; Glendenning, H 1-3; Rychnovsky 1-3, 1 run. R H 5 8 4 8
Kirsten Dolecheck runs out the play at ﬁrst as coach Jules Daughton looks on. The Raiderettes closed out their regular season this week and moved on to post-season play July 9. eight hits but couldn’t make them count while Corning batters scored six runs on six hits. Macy Larsen took the loss pitching ﬁve innings, allowing ﬁve hits and four earned runs, giving up no walks and had no strikeouts. Relief pitcher Morgan Quick came in the game in the ﬁfth inning to ﬁnish the game. Quick allowed one hit and one earned run, walked no batters on base and struck out no batters. For the Raiderette offense, Paige Daughton and Megan Warin both went 2-4 at the plate, with one run each and Warin hitting a nice triple.. Maddie Mobley was the other scoring runner.
1 00 00 11 00500 10 Pitching MA - Larsen (L) 5H, 0-K, 0-BB, 4ER; Quick (6) 1H, 0-K, 0-BB, 1ER. Corning - Akin (W) 8H, 3K, 1BB, 2ER, 7IP. Hitting MA - Daughton 2-4, 1 run; Warin 2-4, 1-3B, 1 run; Larsen 0-4, 1RBI; Quick 1-3, Shields, T 1-3, Mobley 0-3, 1BB, 1 run; Shields, K 1-3, Glendenning, H 1-3. Corning - Gaule 1-3, 1 run; Anstey 1-3, 1 run; Sleep 1-3, 1-2B, 2RBI, 1 run; Pontius 2-3, 1-2B, 1RBI, 1 run; Kinman 2-3, 1-2B, 1HR, 3RBI, 1 run; Grossnickle 1-2, 1-2B, 1 run. Mt Ayr Corning R H 3 8 6 6
earned runs on six Raiderette hits. For the Raiderettes, senior Morgan Quick pitched all seven innings, allowing nine hits with six earned runs, striking out three and walking three batters in the contest. Tessa Shields led the team at the plate, going 2-3 with a double. Megan Warin and Maddy Mobley were the other two runners to score for Mount Ayr. The Raiderettes completed their regular season with a record of 7-23.
Raider senior pitcher Jake Still fanned nine batters and worked his way out of a seventh-inning jam in the game against Central Decatur. talize early in the game and stranded several runners, but pitcher Weston Schnoor took command on the hill, striking out fourteen batters, walking three and allowing only three earned runs on ﬁve hits. For Corning, pitcher Keegan Longabaugh started the night but could only go two innings before relief pitcher Lance Swartz came in to ﬁnish the game and take the loss. Triggs was the offensive leader, going 2-2 at the plate, recording his two critical RBI’s on a double and adding one single and two walks. Levi Jarred, Austin Quick and Jacob Taylor also had a hit each.
RH 0 00 30 00 3 7 0 00 02 30 5 7 Pitching EU - Riley (L) 6H, 3K, 1BB, 3 ER, 6IP. MA - Quick, (W) 7H, 3K, 1BB, 2ER, 6IP. Hitting EU - Ballentine 1-3, 1BB, 1 run; Malone 1-4, 1 run; Means 1-3, 2RBI, 1 run; Riley 2-3, 1RBI; Weinkoetz
Corning 6, Mount Ayr 3 Mount Ayr softball fell to Corning, 6-3, Wednesday, July 3. A big ﬁfth inning for the Red Raiders claimed a four-run lead, and Raiderettes were unable to come back. Mount Ayr’s offense collected
Pleasantville 7, Mount Ayr 2 The Raiderettes gave up a 7-2 loss to Pleasantville, Friday, July 5. Pleasantville’s freshman pitcher Bailey Oliva gave a solid performance, sitting down 11 Mount Ayr batters and allowing only two
Post-season The Mount Ayr Raiderettes played Nodaway Valley on Tuesday, July 9 at Greenﬁeld to open Class 2A post-season play. The winner of that contest faced Central Decatur on Wednesday, July 10 at Leon. Details from those games will appear in next week’s RecordNews.
RH Mt Ayr 0 0 01 00 1 2 6 Pleasantville 0 2 5 0 0 0 0 7 9 Pitching MA - Quick (L) 9H, 2K, 3BB, 6ER Pleasantville - Oliva (W) 6H, 11K, 1BB, 2ER, 7IP Hitting MA - Warin 1-3, 1 run; Quick 0-3, 1BB; Shields, T 2-3, 1-2B; Mobley 0-2, 1 run; Shields, K 1-1, Larsen 1-3 Pleasantville - Kunzie, Trisha 2-3, 1-2B, 2RBI; Gordon 0-3, 1RBI, Kunzie, Traci 0-4, 1RBI; Friday 1-4, DeJoode 1-2, 1BB, 2 runs; Hoyt 2-3, 1RBI; Burgett 1-1, 1 run; HeintzPence 1-3, Brown 1-1, 2RBI, 1 run; Busick, 0-0, 1 run; Robinson 0-0, 1 run; Sinclair 0-0, 1 run.
Raider junior varsity 3-1 in week’s action
The Raider junior varsity won three against only one loss in last week’s action. Mount Ayr JV 7, East Union JV 6 Mount Ayr’s JV baseball team won a close 7-6 contest against East Union, Monday July 1 at home. Kyle Dolecheck started on the hill for the Raiders, and Levi Jarred came in as relief and picked up the win. Offensively, Dolecheck led the team, going 2-3 with two stolen bases. Lincoln Martin added a triple and a run scored. Quency Vos had a two-RBI single, and Levi Jarred also recorded a hit and a run scored. Coach David Showalter stated “They scored all six runs in a big second inning, but we were able ﬁght back and get the win.” Mount Ayr JV 10, Central Decatur JV 4 The Raider JV was successful again Tuesday, July 2 at home with a good win, 10-4, against the Central Decatur Cardinals. Coach David Showalter commented “We spotted them runs by giving up walks and a couple errors, but we took advantage of their mistakes as well and had timely hits to score runners.” Offensive leaders for the contest were Levi Jarred going 2-2 and recording one RBI, one stolen base and one run scored; Nick Wurster was 2-2 with two RBI’s and a run scored; Logan Stark and Quency Vos each recorded a hit, and Rhett Murphy was walked three times and scored two runs. Winning pitcher was Nick Wurster with Levi Jarred making an appearance. Mount Ayr JV 19, Corning JV 6 Continuing a winning streak, the Raider JV put away a 19-6 game against Corning, Wednesday, July 3. Mount Ayr started with a huge ﬁrst inning, scoring nine runs and then allowed Corning to answer back with six runs of their own. The Raiders were shut out in the second and third innings before exploding for ten more runs in the top of the fourth to close out the win. GIFT SUBSCRIPTiONS to the Mount Ayr Record-News bring a gift every week to remind that special someone of home. Drop by 122 W. Madison St. today.
Coach David Showalter remarked, “We hit the ball really well and were aggressive on the bases. With the exception of the ﬁrst inning where we gave up a lot of free bases, we played good defense and shut out Corning’s offense.”
Stats for the offense included Nick Wurster, 4-4 with a double and four RBI’s; Lincoln Martin, 3-4 with two doubles, two RBI’s and three runs scored; Rhett Murphy, 3-4 with three RBI’s and two runs; Levi Jarred, Kyle Dolecheck and Quency Vos each added two hits a piece with Jacob Beamgard getting one hit. Pleasantville JV 7, Mount Ayr JV 2 Mount Ayr’s JV took a loss, 7-2, in their last game for the week, Friday July 5 against Pleasantville. Coach David Showalter said, “They took advantage of our walks and errors and were able to jump out in front early. We hit the ball very solid but unfortunately most of the time it was right to a defender.” The Raiders gave up two hits and three walks and had one error in the ﬁrst inning that let Pleasantville jump to the early 4-0 lead. Jacob Taylor took the loss on the mound for the Raiders. At the plate, Kyle Dolecheck
Mount Ayr 5, Central Decatur 4 Mount Ayr senior Jake Still took charge on the mound for the Raiders on Tuesday night, July 2 in a 5-4 win over Central Decatur. Still faced loaded bases and only one out in the top of the seventh inning but worked his way out of the jam to hold onto the Raider one-run lead. In coach Tanner Rinehart’s words, “We pulled it off in dramatic fashion as veteran pitcher Still sat down the last two batters and capped his completegame performance.” Mount Ayr jumped to a 1-0 lead after two innings, went behind after three Cardinal runs in the fourth and then came back to score four big hits in the ﬁfth. The Raiders took advantage of timely hits to score, and Still gave up only ﬁve hits and three earned runs, walked two, hit three and struck out nine Cardinal batters. “Matt Marvin is a real nice pitcher for CD and was able to keep us in check for most of the night,” noted coach Rinehart. Zane Sickels, Austin Quick and Nick Wurster each had one hit and an RBI a piece, all coming in that big ﬁfth inning. Dylan Doman added the other Raider hit and run scored.
R H Cent Dec 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 4 5 Mt Ayr 010 04 00 5 4 Pitching MA- Still (W) 5H, 9K, 2BB, 3HP, 3ER, 7IP Hitting MA - Evans 0-4, 1RBI, 1 run; Schnoor 0-3, 1BB, 1 run; Sickels 1-3, 1RBI; Quick 1-2, 1SB, 1BB, 1RBI, 1 run; Wurster 1-2, 1BB, 1RBI; Triggs 0-1, 1BB; Doman 1-2, 1BB, 1 run; Vos 0-0, 1 run.
2 00 01 00 6 10 42 00 Pitching MA - Evans (W) 4H, 5K, 2BB, 0-ER, 5IP Hitting MA - Evans 3-4, 3-2B, 2RBI; Schnoor 0-3, 1RBI, 1 run; Taylor 1-2, 1SB, 2RBI, 2 runs; Sickels 2-3, 2RBI; Quick 1-3, 1RBI, 2 runs; Wurster 2-2, 1-2B, 1RBI, 1 run; Triggs 1-3, 2RBI, 1 run; Still 0-2, 1BB, 1 run; Freed 1-3, 1 run; Martin 0-0, 2SB, 1 run; Vos 0-0, 3 runs.
Pleasantville 15, Mount Ayr 0 Mount Ayr fell to Pleasantville, 15-0, in a quick four-inning game on Friday, July 5. Pleasantville pitcher Josh Luna held the Raiders to only one hit for the night from senior Zane Sickels. In what coach Tanner Rinehart called, “one of our worst defensive outings of the season,” Mount Ayr was unable to get the bat on the ball and recorded several errors in the ﬁeld. Pleasantville took advantage of the Raider ﬁelding errors and free trips on base to score in
R H 0 31 01 03 8 5 2 03 00 00 5 5 Pitching MA - Schnoor (W) 5H, 14K, 3BB, 3ER Corning -Longabaugh (2) 1H, 2K, 8BB, 4ER, 4R; Swartz (L) 2H, 4K, 2BB, 1-ER, 4 runs Hitting MA - Evans 0-3, 1BB, 1 run; Schnoor 0-2, 2BB; Taylor 1-3, 1-2B, 1BB; Sickels 0-1, 1BB; Quick 1-4, 1SB, 1 run; Wurster 0-3, 2 runs; Triggs 2-2, 1-2B, 2BB, 2RBI, 2 runs; Jarred 1-2, 2BB, 1 run; Freed 0-4, 1RBI; Doman 0-2, 1SB, 1BB, 1 run Corning- Longabaugh 1-4, 1SB, 2 runs; Barton 0-2, 2BB, 2 runs; Bull 0-0, 1 run; Carlson 2-4, 1RBI; Swartz 1-3, 2RBI; Roberts 1-3, Pearson 1-3, 1SB, 1 RBI; Allison 0-2, 1BB. Mt Ayr Corning
R H 0 00 00 00 0 1 6 2 5 2 0 0 0 15 8 Pitching MA - Still (L) 8H, 4K, 6BB, 6ER, 3 1/3 IP Pleasantville - Luna (W) 2H, 7K, 2BB, 0 ER, 4IP. Hitting MA- Sickels 1-2; Quick 0-1, 1 SB, 1BB; Doman 1BB Pleasantville - Adreon 3-4, 1-2B, 2RBI, 2 runs; Busick 1-2, 1RBI, 1 run; Luna 0-0, 3BB, 3 runs; Nichols 1-2, 1BB, 1RBI, 1 run; Prill 3-3, 1BB, 2RBI, 2 runs; Sheehy 1-4, 1-3B, 2RBI, 1SB, 2 runs; Sowers 1-3, 1BB, 2RBI, 1 run; Wicks 1-2, 1BB, 2 runs; Johnson 0-0, 1 run . Mt Ayr Pville
the lopsided victory. Jake Still took the loss on the hill, allowing ﬁfteen runs on eight hits with seven runs earned. He walked six and struck out four batters. Offensively, only three Raiders made it to base, Sickels on the single and Austin Quick and Dylan Doman on walks, but none reached home.
Tournament assignment A change has been made in the District 14 baseball tournament brackets. The IHSAA was notiﬁed recently of a school using an ineligible athlete for a portion of the seeding period. As a result of two forfeitures, West Central Valley - Stuart received two additional wins during the seeding period. As a result, West Central Valley becomes the #1 seed in the bracket. The changes does not affect Mount Ayr’s ﬁrst-round match-up against Clarke Saturday, July 13 at Truro at 5 p.m. However, the winner of that contest will now play #2 seed I-35 in the second-round game rather than West Central Valley. That game will be played at 7 p.m. July 16 at Truro. Heading into the tournament, the Raiders are the #3 seed.
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Logan Wimer won reserve champion at the Scholarship Cutting held in Lincoln, NE July 5-7 and now qualiﬁes to compete at the National High School Rodeo Finals beginning Friday, July 12. Riding her horse Unus Holidoc (also known as Holly), Wimer won an $800 scholarship. had a double and two RBI’s; Taylor recorded a triple, Joe Ricker had one hit and one run scored and Casey Paxson had one hit and a stolen base. Coach Showalter added, “It was good to see Casey Paxson back in action after recovering from an arm injury for the past ﬁve-plus weeks.”
On to Nationals
Mount Ayr 8, Corning 5 Senior Johnathan Triggs’ huge two-RBI double in the top of the seventh inning gave the Raiders the lead and eventual 8-5 win over Corning in a Pride of Iowa contest, Wednesday, July 3 at Corning. Mount Ayr was unable to capi-
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