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Snapshots of Ringgold County
Taking flight
As part of our commemoration
of the Record-News’ 150th year
of publishing, each week we
will feature a photo of life in
Ringgold County.

“Snapshots of Ringgold County”
photos will vary as the seasons
and events dictate.
In this photo, a crane takes off
from a Ringgold County pond.
Cranes are often a common sight
in the county.
This is the 25th of the photos in
our commemorative series.
At their meeting Monday eve-
ning, the Mount Ayr City Council
approved a contract agreement
for the airport ordinance project,
a grant to purchase scuba equip-
ment, and changes to service dis-
continuation and lien exemptions
mandated by changes in state law.
The council also approved the
payment of $378,000 in water rev-
enue bonds, denied a cost share
request for concrete in alley and
sewer repair, and voted to set a
public hearing on a petition to va-
cate a right-of way.
Airport Ordinance
Andrew Collings of SICOG
spoke to the council regarding an
Manhunt ends in death
A school bus unloads at the Mount Ayr elementary to open the 2013-2014 school year.
Back to school for area students
New staff in the Mount Ayr Community schools include (front row, L-R) Danielle Stewart, elementary special
education; Madison Esch, second grade; and Charissa Thornton, elementary special education; (back row)
Andrew Drake, secondary special education associate; Bryant McCabe, sixth grade and middle school basket-
ball coach; James Smith, bus route driver; and Abby Stephens, secondary social studies. (Not pictured: Angela
Reynolds, SFL director.)
The manhunt for an escaped prisoner from the
Clarinda Correctional Facility has ended with the
death of the inmate at the hands of a Taylor county
State authorities report that Rodney Long forced
his way into a home at 2609 Highland Avenue in
rural Bedford at approximately 10:15 p.m. Mon-
day night. Long held the couple, ages 71 and 66,
for approximately four hours. WHO-TV has identi-
fied the couple as Jerome and Carolyn Mauderly.
Authorities said the couple reported Long was
armed with a semi-automatic handgun.
Authorities did not disclose details of the inci-
dent other than to say the couple finally decided
to defend themselves. WHO reports a shotgun was dis-
charged, killing Long. At approximately 2 a.m. the couple called 911
to report the incident, and state troopers immediately responded to the
scene. They found Long dead face down in the kitchen of the home.
The ordeal began Friday when Long was reported missing from the
minimum security facility. At approximately 11:25 p.m. Sunday, Tay-
lor County deputies were dispatched to a “suspicious person” walking
along Highway 2 just east of New Market. As the first deputy was exit-
ing his vehicle to speak with the individual, he was met with gunfire
and struck twice. As the deputy was taking cover, the suspect took the
patrol vehicle and left the scene.
A second Taylor County deputy arrived on
scene, picked up the wounded deputy and began to
pursue the suspect in the stolen patrol car. The pur-
suit ensued for approximately 40 minutes through
rural Taylor county. Officers from several differ-
ent jurisdictions, including Missouri, responded to
the area.
Gunfire was exchanged between the sus-
pect and officers during the course of the pursuit.
The pursuit ended when the suspect rolled the sto-
len patrol vehicle several times on a rural Taylor
county road. He was able to exit the vehicle and
escape on foot.
Personal items left in the stolen patrol ve-
hicle indicated that Long is the individual that offi-
cials were searching for.
A manhunt, involving at least a dozen different law enforcement
agencies from Iowa, Missouri, and Nebraska, had been underway since
moments after the crash.
Authorities said they had conducted an extensive search of the area
surrounding the crash scene, including three searches of the Highland
Avenue property.
The injured deputy, Dan Wyckoff, 33, a two-year veteran of the
sheriff’s office, remains hospitalized in Omaha in stable condition with
non-life threatening injuries. He is expected to make a full recovery.
The Mount Ayr Community
school district welcomes eight
new employees for the 2013-2014
school year.
Andrew Drake will serve as an
associate in the middle school/high
school special education depart-
ment where he served as a substi-
tute associate last year.
Drake graduated from Bedford
high school and continued his edu-
cation at Johnson County Com-
munity College and Iowa Central
Community College with an edu-
cation major.
Madison Esch comes to Mount
Ayr as a new second grade teach-
er. Esch graduated in 2013 from
Graceland University with a de-
gree in elementary education with
endorsements in English and read-
At Graceland Esch served as a
resident assistant and was active in
student goverment.
Bryant McCabe is a new sixth-
grade teacher and middle school
basketball coach.
He graduated from Creston
high school and completed a de-
gree from Buena Vista University
in Creston in 2013.
He has nine years experience
as a lifeguard and assistant swim-
ming pool manager and four years
as assistant middle school basket-
ball coach in Creston.
Angela Reynolds will serve as
the district’s SFL coordinator this
year. She brings a great deal of SFL
experience to the position, having
served as parent coordinator, aca-
demic coordinator and recreation
coordinator in the local program.
Reynolds has a degree from the
University of Northern Iowa in
health promotion with emphasis in
wellness/fitness management and
women’s health.
James Smith is a familar face
in a new position in the district.
Along with his long-held duties as
a football coach (35 years), Smith
will now add bus route driver to
his resume.
Smith taught 7-12 math in the
Mount Ayr district for 33 years.
Besides football Smith has also
coached bowling and baseball.
Abby Stephens assumes the
duties of social studies teacher. A
2002 graduate of Diagonal high
school, Stephens went on to earn
a bachelor’s degree in politcal sci-
ence in 2006 and a master’s de-
gree in history in 2008, both from
Northwest Missouri State Univer-
sity in Maryville.
She is currently a PhD can-
didate at Purdue University, and
upon completion of her disserta-
tion, she will have a doctorate in
Amercian studies with a focus on
20th century American history.
Charissa Thornton is a new
special education teacher at the el-
She is a 2013 graduate of North-
western College in Orange City
where she majored in elementary
education. She has an endorsement
as an Instructional Strategist I for
elementary and secondary special
Thorton’s activities include be-
ing cheer captain at Northwestern
for two years.
Danielle Stewart is a 2013
graduate of Graceland University
in Lamoni. She will teach elemen-
tary special education.
Rodney Long
Eight new staff members
join Mount Ayr district
Taylor county auditor Bonny
Baker has announced absentee
ballots are now ready for the Sep-
tember 10 vote to approve the
Clearfield Community School dis-
solution plan.
The ballot question reads:
“Shall the dissolution of the Clear-
field Community School District
be approved and its territory and
assets and liabilities be distributed
to designated contiguous school
districts effective July 1, 2014?”
Voters must be residents of the
Clearfield School district to vote in
the election.
Those not wishing to vote at the
Clearfield City Hall from noon to
8 p.m. on Election Day may vote
early in the Taylor county auditor’s
office during office hours Monday-
Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Ballots may also be requested
by mail by submitting the followng
information on a sheet of paper no
smaller than 3x5 inches: name, ad-
dress, election date or name, date
of birth and signature of the appli-
cant. Forms should be sent to the
Taylor County Auditor, 405 Jef-
ferson Street, Suite 1, Bedford IA
50833. Forms may also be printed
from the Iowa Secretary of State
web site at or
by calling the auditor’s office at
Those not already registered
must register by Friday, August
30 to vote in this election. Those
whose address has changed since
the last election must also re-reg-
ister. All voters not pre-registered
will need to show identification
with current address at the polls.
For questions or more infor-
mation, contact the Taylor county
auditor’s office at 712-523-2280 or
vote is set
for Sept. 10
The Labor Day holiday may in-
dicate the unofficial end of summer
for some, but for folks in Ringgold
county, Labor Day is more likely
recognized as the date for the an-
nual Diagonal Lions Celebration.
Saturday, August 31
The activities kick off Saturday,
August 31 with a sand volleyball
tournament beginning at 10 a.m. at
the Fogle volleyball court.
That evening the Fogle Glow
Run will begin at 7:15 p.m. Con-
testants should gather at the east
shelter house at Fogle Lake.
The event features a fun run or
5K option with an after party to
Prizes will also awarded for the
best “glow” attire.
Sunday, September 1
A full day of fun is scheduled
for Saturday.
A fun walk will begin at 8 a.m.
followed by an outdoor church
service at 9 a.m. In case of rain,
the service will be moved to the
The 3-on-3 basketball tourna-
ment will start at 10:30 a.m. Play-
ers should sign up at 10 a.m. under
the watertower.
Registration for the car and
motorcycle show goes from 9-11
a.m., and judging starts at noon.
Trophies will be awarded at 2 p.m.
Fans of pulling competitions
should find plenty to their liking
throughout the day. The always-
popular pedal pull competition is
set for 11 a.m. The big boys get
into the act at 12:30 p.m. with the
hot rod garden tractor pull and the
exhibition micro mini tractor pull
at 1 p.m. Beginning at 3:30 p.m.
and running throughout the eve-
ning, the tractor and truck distance
pull rounds out the day’s pulling
The Collector’s Showcase
opens at 11:30 a.m., with free an-
tique appraisals at the Community
Center running from 1-4 p.m.
Kids aged five through 16 can
take part in the fishing derby held
at Fogle Lake beginning at 2:30
p.m. Poles are available and prizes
will be awarded.
The Tad Bainum Memorial
Burnout Contest will take place at
2:30 p.m.
A Nickle Scramble is planned
for 4 p.m. with a bean bag toss
tournament set to start at 4:30
Following the conclusion of
the tractor pull, a fireworks spec-
tacular is scheduled to begin at ap-
proximately 9:30 p.m.
Monday, September 2
A “mammoth” parade will open
the final day of the celebration.
With the theme of “125 Years -
Evolution of Progress,” the parade
will begin at 10 a.m.
Following the parade, the dirt
track bike races will begin at 11:30
Free watermelon will be served
Heading into the opening of
the 2013-2014 school year, the
Mount Ayr Community Board of
Directors covered a light agenda at
Monday’s regular meeting.
Member appointment
The board appointed Craig
Winemiller to temporarily fill the
District #1 director position recent-
ly vacated by Chris Eaton. He will
hold the temporary position for the
August and September board meet-
ings prior to September 10 school
board election. Winemiller is the
only candidate on the ballot to fin-
ish out Eaton’s two-year term.
The board had anticipated open-
ing quotes for tuckpointing work
on district buildings. At Monday’s
meeting, however, superintendent
Joe Drake informed the board
that a bid for the project from Bob
Rowland from Lamoni came in at
$4,990. Board policy does not re-
quire more than one bid for proj-
ects below $5,000, and policy also
allows the superintendent to ap-
prove projects below that $5,000
figure. As a result, tuckpointing
work has already begun and should
be completed in a matter of days.
Obsolete equipment
Superintendent Drake provided
a list of equipment that has been
deemed obsolete after the shop
School board appoints Winemiller
was cleaned out by the mainte-
nance staff. Per board policy any
equipment declared obsolete can
be put up for sale. Drake recom-
mended the district advertise the
taking of sealed bids on individual
items with a bid opening at the
September board meeting.
Items to be advertised for bids
include two Dewalt radial arm
saws, three Lincoln arc welders,
two sets of cables for bus tires, a
Dewalt 20-inch saw, a Craftsman
10-inch table saw and a Kalama-
zoo metal cutting band saw.
Drake reported the district had
been awarded two additional USDA
grants. The first grant would split
the cost of a new tractor/mower,
with the grant providing $18,600
and the district providing $15,235.
The second grant provided
$30,000 toward the cost of a new
bus, similar to three other grants
the district was awarded previous-
Drake said the district had five
years to spend the money toward
the new tractor and bus, and there-
fore he was putting off the pur-
chases for an indefinite time so as
not to deplete district equipment
Elementary principal report
Due to an unexpectedly high en-
rollment in third grade, elementary
principal Chris Elwood has divided
third-grade into three sections and
reduced second grade to two sec-
tions. New teacher Madison Esch
will now teach third-grade instead
of second grade.
Elwood reported the four begin-
ning teachers and their mentors at-
tended the “Journey to Excellence”
training last week. He explained
the program is focused on helping
new teachers get familiar with all
aspects of the teaching profession.
Elwood also reviewed the four
main goals for the year’s profes-
sional development: implemen-
tation of Making Meaning/Be-
ing a Writer, training staff in the
Response to Intervention model,
aligning the Iowa Core in English
Language Arts and implementation
of the Olweus Bullying Prevention
Secondary principal report
Secondary principal Lynne
Wallace also shared her building’s
professional development goals
for the year. Besides the Olweus
program, secondary teachers will
also work on Authentic Intellec-
tual Work strategies that provide
students with higher levels of au-
thentic instruction and assessment
City council seeks airport ordinance grant
The Princess Theater is opening
its doors for its Fifth Anniversary
Gala performance Saturday, Au-
gust 24 at 7 p.m.
“Still Celebrating!” is the title
of this year’s gala, and event or-
ganizers are pleased to announce
four vocal groups from the com-
munity will provide the evening’s
entertainment: the Hardy Family,
Simply Voices, First Things First
and Beards of a Feather.
Tickets for the event are now on
sale. The ticket price remains $10,
which includes a seat for the show
and refreshments at intermission.
This year admission proceeds will
go to the Princess’s endowment
fund, and funds raised will be
matched by the South Central Iowa
Community Foundation (SCICF).
Princess Gala
is Saturday
Iowa Department of Transporta-
tion grant to help complete an air-
port ordinance and mapping proj-
ect. The total cost of the project
will be $13,000, with a state grant
paying all but $1,950 of the total.
The project is necessary to receive
state funding. The state is requiring
cities have this type of ordinance
on their books and have made the
grant money available to help cit-
ies comply.
SICOG will handle the grant
process. The purpose of the project
is to prepare an Airport Land Use
and Height Overlay Zoning Ordi-
nance for the city. The ordinance
will be developed as a joint ordi-
nance with the county, which has
indicated its support for the proj-
Collings said the proposed ord-
dinance will not affect any current
buildings near the airport but does
set conditions about future devel-
opment in the area.
Scuba Equipment
Collings and SICOG also will
assist the city in obtaining a grant
for the fire department to purchase
$20,640 in scuba equipment for
the water rescue unit. The grant
has been preliminarily approved
by the Homeland Security Grant
Ordinance change
Due to the state legislature
changing the law, the city voted
to amend their current ordinance
dealing mainly with rental proper-
ties and when service can be dis-
continued and lien exemptions.
After approving the changes, the
council voted to waive the second
and third readings to put the ordi-
nance into effect.
Vacating property
The council voted to approve a
request by the zoning commission
to consider a request by Randy
Gregg to vacate the right-of-way
on sections of Washington and
Douglas streets.
The approval is the first step in
the possible vacating of the prop-
erty. The council set September 16
as the date for the public hearing
on the request. The council also
will ask for additional informa-
tion from Gregg and what possible
costs might be incurred by the city
and who would pay them.
Other matters
In other action, the council vot-
ed to deny a request by Bob Shafer
for a cost share of concrete in an
alley and sewer repair. The coun-
cil was leary of setting a precedent
in approving the request as they
believe city code does not require
it. It was estimated the cost to be
The council also voted to set
September 12 from 7 a.m. to 7
p.m. as the date for the city-wide
clean up.
Council members and the pub-
lic also were reminded that anyone
wishing to take out papers in the
next city council election must do
so by September 19. Nomination
papers are available at city hall.
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Mount Ayr
LOOKING BACK in the Early Files
Cowboy Coffee
I am married to a Starbucks fiend (sounds
better than user or addict). Any trip to town
includes a quad vente latte four shots no foam.
It is more important than the mail, the heart
medicine, the bank deposit or pickin’ up the
kids at day care! On extended trips we drive for
miles at all hours of the day or night following
her GPS in search of that green symbol, the one
that looks like Medusa with radioactive tendrils
flaming from her head.
To be kind, it has a flavor of its own. It’s not
for everybody but I do think it has driven fanatic
users to more serious addictions like five-hour
energy drinks, Tabasco popsicles and cigars
made of burning rubber!
I was in a strange town on a Starbucks mis-
sion last week trying to remember if it were a
Grande Uno Caffe Misto Leonardo or a dolce
capasso nu latto Divinchi? The barista (the
special name for Starbucks waiters that was
derived from the character playing the one-eyed
mushroom wearing scuba gear in the bar scene
from Star Wars IV) took my order.
He said he didn’t know cowboys drank Star-
I said, “We invented it!”
As I explained it to him, it became clear
to me! I ask you all, you cowboys, hunters,
soldiers, Indians, fishermen, prospectors, explor-
ers…all of you who have roasted squirrel, carp,
possum, haunch of wild burro, buzzard drum
sticks or spotted owl over a campfire in the
wilderness…what did you wash it down with?
That’s right, cowboy coffee!
A handful of coffee grounds (any brand) in an old
pot, put on the open fire and set on boil is the recipe
supreme! The pot itself is sacred and never washed. It is
this accumulation of ingredients that gives cowboy cof-
fee it’s unique flavor.
It is seasoned by the remnants of whatever falls into
the pot and becomes part of the geological strata that
comprise its lining. It is not unlike a good pipe whose
bowl gets layered with carcinogenic ash, or the wax that
builds in your ears, or the plaque that barnacles an ol’
dog’s teeth.
Starbucks proudly touts its flavor, but if you really
crave a strong, rank, acidic, caffeine stimulant, one that
can also peel the paint off a backhoe bucket, penetrate
zirconium nuclear fuel rods, and destroy the odor in
your son’s tennis shoes, have an old cowboy make you a
cuppa in his blackened pot. You will discover Starbuck’s
A WORD OF CAUTION: If you can’t strain your
cowboy coffee through two-inch ten-gauge expanded
metal, at least drop a magnet into the cup before you sip.
& other things
Excuse my poison whatever twitch
Excuse me while I try to focus on writing the
column this week.
I’ve got a major case of poison sumac -- or poi-
son something or other.
Never heard of poison sumac? Neither had I,
which is probably the reason I am covered all over,
from head to toe, covered all over with itching rash.
Excuse me while I squirm.
I helped my son Nathan clean out the brush in a
neighbor’s yard, as I mentioned last week in my col-
umn. I began to break out the next day and figured I
had gotten into some poison ivy in my ground level
cutting down of brush along the neighbor’s house
and under trees in his yard.
At least the effort must have done some good.
The next family that looked at the house decided
they wanted to purchase it and Nathan and Julie
have their second signed deal for the purchase of
their house (the first offer fell through), which was
an answer to prayer. They are waiting for closing to
celebrate too much, however.
Meanwhile my celebration will await the two
or three weeks the books say I have to wait to stop
being driven crazy with these itching and oozing
It was Nathan who came up with the clue that
lead me to the real culprit of my problem.
“You know that tree we cut down back there by
that rock in the back yard,” Nathan said. “When
I was trimming around things again this week it
looked like the new growth from that plant had the
look of poison ivy. Maybe it was a poison ivy tree or
I looked it up and poison ivy is usually a vine,
though it can grow up as a shrub up to three feet tall,
according to my best poison ivy sources.
That didn’t match with the plant I cut down,
stripped the branches off of and then broke over my
knee into several pieces so it would fit into a lawn
refuse bag. And yes, I was wearing shorts and a
short sleeved shirt.
Maybe it was poison oak, I thought. I looked that
up too, but though it can grow into a larger shrub, it
didn’t look like what I had cut down.
Poison sumac was listed in the same breath as the
other two, so I did some study of it.
Light bulb going on. I thought maybe I had found
the culprit. The pictures look pretty similar. Then I
read the fact sheet and found that it isn’t native to
Missouri. (You don’t think someone actually planted
it on purpose, do you?)
So maybe the plant isn’t poison sumac after all.
I guess it doesn’t really matter what it was, now that
I have such a full-blown case.
From what I understand, the rash and itching
I have is my body’s response to the sap from the
plant, which has spread all over my arms -- and from
there I guess to the rest of my body. Or I could have
gotten it on my legs directly too, as I was wearing
shorts that day.
There is no magic cure for my discomfort. Or at
least if there is I haven’t run across it in my battle
so far.
I’ve tried drying agents and anti-itch agents that
are supposed to help. They do for a little while, but
I needed another treatment faster than the direc-
tions called for.
I tried an ointment that seemed like it had
sandpaper in it that was to be rubbed into the sores
until the itching stopped. That got me through the
first night where I haven’t had my sleep interrupt-
ed by the itching. It’s sort of like rubbing yourself
with sandpaper to get it to work, however. Not a
very pleasant experience.
I’ve taken Zyrtec to try to help the allergic reac-
tion, which happens as a result of the exposure.
That hasn’t helped much that I can tell, and I have
to be careful because my liver problems keep it
from metabolizing as it is supposed to.
The cortisone creams are a red flag for my liver
All the information I have read says there is
only one real healer. Time.
That certainly isn’t what one wants to hear
when itching in 27 places at the same time. When
I get my arms stopped from itching, the spot on
my seat flares up. When I get it to stop, the main
source of the itching moves on to my leg. Or my
back. Or my armpit.
So if you see me twitching a bit as I walk down
the street this week, you’ll know that I haven’t
developed a tic.
It’s just that I am using all my willpower not to
scratch the itch that is currently driving me up the
I’ve learned my lesson to be a little more care-
ful about what I chop down and break up. I’m
struggling mightily with the urge to scratch and
hope to have that under control soon.
I talked with a friend who had been through
many physical problems over the years who said
that her battle with poison ivy had been one of the
worst experiences of her medical career.
I’d have to agree. My worst still probably is a
kidney stone for intensity of pain. But for long-
term discomfort, this poison whatever it is takes
the cake.
Hands down. No twitching.
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5 p.m. at Lucky Lanes Bowling Alley
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(From the Mount Ayr Re-
cord-News, Thursday, August 15,
Randy Lynch, a member of
the Maloy Shamrocks 4-H Club,
showed the grand champion baby
beef, a 990-pound Angus, in the ju-
nior livestock show of the Ringgold
County Fair. Randy will show his
champion at the Iowa State Fair.
Monte Akers, a member of the
Kellerton hustlers 4-H Club, ex-
hibited the grand champion market
pig, a 205-pound Duroc, which he
will show at the state fair. He also
showed the top pen of three market
Two young Mount Ayr golfers,
Kenny Markley and Bruce Hen-
derson, won trophies in the Lenox
Open Golf Tournament played
Sunday. Markley, a second in the
first flight, shot a 33-34 for a 67,
while Henderson placed second in
the second flight with a 39-36 for
a 75 par on the Lenox nine-hole
course is 33. Royce Davis shot a
one under par 98 for 27 holes in
the championship flight and placed
fifth to the winner who scored a 91
for the 27-hold route. Davis was the
defending champion, having won
last year with a 99. William Corll and
Collus Lawhead also participated.
Thomas Edward Jesse, 29, of
Centralia, MO, was electrocuted
about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday after-
noon of last week, while directing a
tree trimming job one and one-half
miles north of Blockton. Mr. Jesse,
an employee of the Townsend Tree
Service, Muncie, IN, served as fore-
man of the crew which had arrived
the day previous in Ringgold county
to trim trees for the Iowa Southern
Utilities Company.
Ringgold county has entered
12 exhibits -- five swine and seven
beeves in the 4-H livestock division
of the Iowa State Fair. Exhibitors of
swine will be Monte Akers, Keller-
ton; Dale Walters and Gene Stanley,
Beaconsfield and Keith Bastow
and Allan Triggs, Mount Ayr. Baby
beeves will be exhibited by Randy,
Craig, Teena and David Lynch, Judy
Brammer, Vicki Wackernagle and
Craig Elliott.
Demonstration teams from the
Maloy Shamrocks and the Redding
Rockets 4-H Clubs were selected
to represent Ringgold county at the
Iowa State Fair during the county
demonstration contest held Monday
evening in Mount Ayr. David Lynch
and Larry Weaver, of the Maloy club,
presented “Easy Does It,” a dem-
onstration on the proper handling
of livestock. Andy Abarr and Bill
Shafer, of the Redding Rockets, gave
a physical fitness demonstration on
“Keep Fit, Control the Bulge.”
The Clover Belles 4-H Club
won the girls’ food and nutrition
judging contest held Wednesday
of last week during the Ringgold
County Fair, by scoring 620 points.
In second and third places were the
Rainbow Girls with 600 points and
the Jefferson Home Hustlers with
590. The three high scorers of the
winning club were Marlys Barker,
225; Diane Saltzman, 200 and Doris
Angus, 195.
Afour-year-old golden Palomino
mare, Marigold, was sold Thursday
evening by its owner, Art Moore, to
Buss Carson, internationally known
cowboy, whose Hollywood Golden
Horses Stuntcapade was the open-
ing entertainment of the Ringgold
County Fair last week.
Births reported at Ringgold
County Hospital this week were a
daughter, born August 7, to Mr. and
Mrs. Truett Baker of Grant City, MO;
a son, born August 12, to Mr. and
Mrs. Forrest Shields of Mount Ayr;
a son, born August 13, to Mr. and
Mrs. Eugene Steele of Grant City,
MO, and a daughter, born August
13, to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Garrett
of Diagonal.
Obituaries in this week’s issue
were Rosa Shields and Beulah May
Twenty-five Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Re-
cord-News, Thursday, August 25,
When Mount Ayr Community
school students start the 1988-89
school year Monday, there will be
seven new faces on the staff. Along
with new high school principal Car-
roll Taylor, there will be one teacher
at the high school and two teachers
at the elementary school who will
be new to the district this year. In
addition there will be a new coach
with no teaching duties, a new sec-
retary and a new aide on the school
staff. New at the high school will be
John Larsen. New at the elementary
school will be Sally Frederichs, who
will teach fifth grade and handle a
number of coaching assignments.
Also new at the elementary school
will Nancy Poppe, who will teach
kindergarten. Other new staff mem-
bers will be Jolene Gourley, who
will be a secretary in the high school
principal’s office and Kathy Fiala,
who will be a special education aide
at the elementary school.
Two Ringgold county 4-H
members have earned trips to the
National 4-H Congress in Chicago,
IL in December with projects they
have completed. Billi Hunt of Di-
agonal is the state 4-H conservation
project award winner and Bobbi
Hunt of Diagonal is the state 4-H
safety project award winner. Both
are daughters of Mrs. Lois Hunt.
In addition to the state conservation
award, Billi Hunt and her 4-H club
have earned national conservation
club awards.
When school starts at Grand Val-
ley Community schools on Monday,
August 29, there will be two new
teachers on the staff -- Cathy Crees
of Leon and Max Buckner of Mount
Ayr. Another addition is a new cook,
full-time at Kellerton -- Colleen
Miller of Mount Ayr.
There will be four new teach-
ers, all first-year, when Diagonal
community schools begin classes
Monday, August 29. Edward Geitz,
a graduate of Wartburg College at
Waverly, will be teaching business
subjects, physical education and will
be coaching track and baseball and
will assist with basketball. Susan
Myers, who is married and has three
children, is a fifth grade teacher and
will be coaching volleyball. Denise
Patten will be the special education
teacher. Kathryn Kellner is married
and has three children. She will have
remedial reading responsibilities.
A Redding man was found dead
near his home Wednesday, August
17, following a search by local
law enforcement personnel. Henry
Seiffert, 67, was found Wednesday
morning after being reported miss-
ing Tuesday evening. Seiffert’s
death was ruled as coming from a
self-inflicted gunshot, according to
a coroner’s report.
The birth reported this week was
a son, born August 21, to John and
Debbie Larsen of Mount Ayr.
The obituary in this week’s issue
was Henry Michael Seiffert.
Ten Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Re-
cord-News, Thursday, August 14,
There is still some final work to
be done, like installing the globes
and lights, but the walking trail
in Judge Lewis Park will soon be
lighted as the result of a community
effort which has gone on for a couple
of years. The concrete bases for the
lights and a clock have been installed
all along the trail and the finish work
will soon be done. The addition to the
park will mean that another step in
making it more useful to the public
will have been completed.
A Ringgold county resident will
join 84 other inductees into the 2003
Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame during a
ceremony at the 4-H exhibit building
at the Iowa State Fair on Sunday,
August 17. Bob Martin of rural
Mount Ayr will be recognized for
his outstanding service and dedica-
tion to 4-H. He will be presented a
plaque by the Iowa 4-H Foundation
as he is introduced on stage.
Registration in the Mount Ayr
Community school district was held
Monday and Tuesday in preparation
for the opening of school next week.
Fees were paid and information
shared with parents in a number of
A reminder to be careful around
bats came this week after a Redding
woman was bitten by a rabid bat Fri-
day at her home. Friday morning she
reached into a carnival glass pitcher
in her home and felt something bit
her and then saw something fly out of
the pitcher. The bat was caught and
taken to Iowa City for testing. It was
found to be rabid and the woman,
who did not want to be identified,
has started the set of shots needed
when contact with a rabid animal is
Courtney Weeda swept the titles
in the commercial ewe class in the
sheep show at the Ringgold County
Fair. Showing the reserve champion
market beef at the Ringgold County
fair was Holly England. It’s been
awhile since a donkey made its
way to be judged at the Ringgold
County fair. Showing Billy Bob to
top a class in the horse show was
Tisha Hammond.
There is a new barn going up
at the Ramsey Farm at Lesanville
project east of Mount Ayr. Materials
from an old barn owned by Hank
Smith are being used by a crew of
Amish carpenters to build a barn to
the north of the restored red barn
already in place on the property.
The obituaries listed in this
week’s issue were Margaret Eliza-
beth Comer Browns, Bertha Isabelle
Midgorden, Loretta M. Hobbs Rob-
inson and Walter Gene Shafer.

More on city
council meeting
Continued fromfront page
Superintendent’s report
Superintendent Brent Wise up-
ated the council on a number of
projects going on in the city.
Work on pot holes and patches
continues and two sections of con-
crete have been replaced. Wise said
crews want to focus on the end of
Taylor Street (brick street) in the
near future.
King Construction has started
on the water booster station proj-
ect. He also informed the council
that once that project is finished
the water permit sampling loca-
tion will be moved to Clearfield
Homes. It currently is in a private
A number of tree trimming
projects has been completed, with
more planned. Pick up of pruned
branches should be completed by
the end of the week.
Painting and electrical work at
the pool will commence once the
water has been drained. The pool
is still filled with water due to
planned training there.
throughout Monday afternoon.
The garden tractor pull for ages
14 and under will begin at 1 p.m. at
the top of Main Street.
The pulling continues at 2 p.m.
with the pickup and farm tractor
The Duck Regatta closes the
day’s entertainment, with a $1,000
first-place prize up for grabs. Tick-
ets will available until 4 p.m. the
day of the race.
On-going activities
Plenty of fun and games will
run throughout the day both Sun-
day and Monday.
The Diagonal junior class will
host kids’ games along with home-
made ice cream and the Space Pil-
Bingo will run each day from
Diagonal Labor Day plans
Continued fromfront page
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Another feature is the 50/50
The Printing Museum and Ge-
nealogy Center will be open Satur-
day and Sunday from 2-4 p.m. and
Monday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Lunch will also be available at
all times at the City Park.
WHO TV bringing
RV TV to Creston
WHO’s RV TV will be in Cres-
ton on September 9th to kick off
their weeklong trip to the Iowa/
Iowa State Football Game in
Keith and Andy and the group
will be doing their 5, 6, and 10
p.m. segments live from the Depot
Parking lot in Uptown Creston.
The “Tailgate” will kick off at
4 p.m.
Mount Ayr Record-News
Call 641-464-2440 today.
Thursday, August 22, 2013 Mount Ayr Record-News 3
Courthouse News
Ringgold County
News & Notes
Drive Safely!
• Bicycles
• Pedestrians
• School Buses
“The driver of any vehicle overtaking a school bus
shall not pass a school bus when flashing stop warning
signal lights are flashing and shall bring said vehicle to
a complete stop not closer than 15 feet of the school
bus when it is stopped and stop arm is extended, and
shall remain stopped until the stop arm is retracted and
school bus resumes motion or until signaled by the
driver to proceed.”
“The driver of any vehicle when meeting a school
bus on which the stop warning signal lights are flashing
shall reduce the speed of said vehicle to not more than
20 miles per hour, and shall bring said vehicle to a
complete stop when school bus stops and stop signal
arm is extended and said vehicle shall remain stopped
until stop arm is retracted after which driver may
proceed with due caution.”
If you have a son or daughter with a learners
permit, remember it is unlawful for them to
drive unless you accompany them. A legal
guardian may also lawfully accompany them.
Ringgold County Sheriff’s Office
Mike Sobotka, Sheriff
…are only allowed to drive over the …are only allowed to drive over the
most direct and accessible route be- most direct and accessible route be-
tween home and school for the purpose tween home and school for the purpose
of attending school, and to and from of attending school, and to and from
extracurricular activities within the school extracurricular activities within the school
district. district.
You have the Power!
Eat well. Move more. Keep score.
504 North Cleveland St.
Mount Ayr, IA 50854
You have a Partner!
Ringgold County Hospital. Your partner in health.
You’re making good choices to keep
yourself healthy. But what about the
power you have as a parent? Are you
doing everything you can to help
your children begin their lives happy,
healthy, and safe?
One of the most important things
you can do as a parent is vaccinate
your children. There are eight deadly
diseases that can be prevented by
childhood vaccines. Keeping up with
your children’s immunizations from
infancy through their teenage years is a
simple and effective way to keep them
from getting a terrible disease. And
keeping your children healthy reduces
the risk of infecting someone else, so
you’re really helping all of us!
Each year, the Mt. Ayr Medical
Clinic at Ringgold County Hospital
provides free athletic physicals to
students in our community. In addition
to the physicals, the Clinic completes a
free review of every child’s immuniza-
tion records. Along with regular dental
and eye exams, immunizations and
physicals are just routine maintenance
for growing young bodies. Let’s work
together to keep the youngest members
of our community in tip-top shape.

August 8 - August 15, 2013
Darron L. Toney, Osceola,
$472.50, permitting unauthorized
person to drive.
Jami Lynn Love, Redding,
$141.00, speeding 6-10 m.p.h.
over the speed limit.
Cody Allen McCaulley, Cres-
ton, $127.50, failure to maintain
safety belts.
Justin Ryan Rigg, Mount Ayr,
$127.50, failure to maintain safety
Nicole Christine Rich, Mount
Ayr, $114.00, speeding 6-10 m.p.h.
over the speed limit.
Emily Caroline Spring, Corn-
ing, $114.00, speeding 6-10 m.p.h.
over the speed limit.
William Franklin Ervin, Pack-
wood, $127.50, failure to comply
with safety regulations.
(Call Origination Code: MA= Mount Ayr; KE = Kel-
lerton; EL = Ellston; TI = Tingley; DI = Diagonal; DE
= Delphos; MO = Maloy; BE = Beaconsfield; BO = Ben-
ton; SC = Shannon City; BL = Blockton; RE = Redding;
SV = Sun Valley; CO = In County; OC = Out of County;
OS = Out of State)
August 8th - August 14th, 2013
Thursday, August 8
7:35 a.m., lockout in Redding
8:32 a.m., lockout (CO)
9:00 a.m., call for jail (OC)
9:36 a.m., call for dispatch
9:54 a.m., call for sheriff (DI)
10:00 a.m., call for jail (OC)
10:11 a.m., calf in middle of
highway (MA)
10:18 a.m., ambulance needed
for lift assistance (CO)
10:44 a.m., 911 call, ambulance
needed for accident (CO)
10:54 a.m., call for jail (MA)
11:29 a.m., call for chief deputy
12:43 p.m., question for officer
4:47 p.m., controlled burn
5:04 p.m., call for deputy (MA)
5:35 p.m., 911 call (MA)
6:40 p.m., intoxicated person
complaint (DI)
8:18 p.m., caller needing infor-
mation (DE)
8:46 a.m., alarm going off
10:39 p.m., welfare check/
information for deputy (MA)
11:14 p.m., caller needing in-
formation (KE)
Friday, August 9
6:00 a.m., REC power outage
7:20 a.m., dog complaint (MA)
8:11 a.m., caller needing to talk
with an officer (CO)
9:16 a.m., caller calling to check
on status of an inmate (CO/KE)
11:18 a.m., caller needing to
talk to an officer (CO)
11:19 a.m., caller checking on
status of female inmate (CO/KE)
11:51 a.m., caller needing to
talk to an officer (CO)
12:45 p.m., caller has informa-
tion for an officer (CO/DI)
12:53 p.m., attorney needing
information (OC)
3:04 p.m., Taylor county sher-
iff’s office calling with inmate in-
formation (OC)
3:05 p.m., attorney calling
wanting to talk to an inmate (OC)
3:13 p.m., correctional officer
calling in with inmate information
3:51 p.m., wrong number (OC)
4:03 p.m., REC call (OC)
4:46 p.m., pin number for in-
mate telephone (OC)
4:49 p.m., 911 call, false alarm
5:00 p.m., REC call (CO)
5:07 p.m., REC information
6:00 p.m., jailer checking in
about schedule (CO)
6:08 p.m., caller about
picking up his gun (MA)
6:50 p.m., caller with com-
plaint, needs to see officer (KE)
7:46 p.m., want to talk to officer
8:00 p.m., ambulance needed
8:05 p.m., intoxicated driver
8:29 p.m., needing K-9 unit
Saturday, August 10
9:25 a.m., no Kellerton first re-
sponders (KE)
11:00 a.m., information about
subject (OC)
11:15 a.m., lost wallet (MA)
1:11 p.m., questions about sher-
iff’s sale (KE)
1:42 p.m., caller wanting to get
guns (MA)
2:10 p.m., judge checking on
inmate information (CO)
2:26 p.m., caller wanting to
visit with officer (CO)
2:37 p.m., caller reporting
wreck with injuries (CO)
2:39 p.m., caller making ap-
pointment with deputy (MA)
2:40 p.m., lock out (MA)
3:21 p.m., pin number for in-
mate (OC)
3:36 p.m., reporting suspicious
vehicle (RE)
4:45 p.m., jail inmate call (OC)
7:54 p.m., dog complaint (MA)
8:56 p.m., cows out (EL)
9:38 p.m., intoxicated person
Sunday, August 11
12:11 p.m., domestic trouble
1:07 p.m., needing to speak
with officer (MA)
6:02 p.m., needing to speak
with officer (MA)
6:23 p.m., 911 call (MA)
6:28 p.m., pig out on road
7:01 p.m., vandalism (KE)
7:02 p.m., jail/inmate informa-
tion (OC)
8:50 p.m., 911 call, missing
person (DI)
8:59 p.m., found the missing
person and all is well (DI)
Monday, August 12
7:57 a.m., call about towing
8:11 a.m., caller setting up visi-
tation (OC)
8:29 a.m., caller checking into
county (CO)
9:20 a.m., call for deputy (CO)
9:43 a.m., call for clerk (MA)
10:13 a.m., report of Publisher
Clearing House scam (RE)
10:38 a.m., call for clerk (OC)
10:55 a.m., call for clerk (OC)
10:56 a.m., call for clerk (OC)
11:02 a.m., call for sheriff
11:04 a.m., call for jail (OC)
11:31 a.m., call for jail (OC)
12:24 p.m., inmate visitation
set up (OC)
1:17 p.m., 911 call, no phones
working (MA)
3:10 p.m., call back requested
3:14 p.m., jail/inmate informa-
tion (CO)
5:02 p.m., car broke down (CO)
5:38 p.m., barking dog (MA)
5:57 p.m., call back requested
6:04 p.m., jail/inmate informa-
tion (OC)
6:05 p.m., jail/inmate informa-
tion (OC)
7:43 p.m., call back requested
9:55 p.m., information for offi-
cer (OC)
10:36 p.m., 911 call, emergency
help needed (OC)
Tuesday, August 13
1:11 a.m., 911 call, ambulance
needed (MA)
9:00 a.m., vandalism (KE)
9:23 a.m., call for deputy (CO)
10:14 a.m., SOR leaving county
11:21 a.m., call for sheriff
11:30 a.m., welfare check
11:54 a.m., controlled burn
1:56 p.m., information about
sheriff sale (EL)
2:23 p.m., DHS coming to see
inmate (OC)
3:23 p.m., confused driver, lost
3:33 p.m., radio not working
3:39 p.m., attorney making ap-
pointment to see prisoner (OC)
3:41 p.m., radio repair guys
3:49 p.m., dispatcher (CO)
3:55 p.m., Union county with
prisoner information (OC)
4:22 p.m., radio repair guy
4:41 p.m., inmate pin number
4:54 p.m., questions about re-
trieving guns (CO)
5:33 p.m., radio repair guy
again (OC)
6:39 p.m., yes, bail bond com-
ing for one later (OC)
8:35 p.m., ambulance needed
11:10 p.m., needing officer to
check on something (KE)
Wednesday, August 14
2:33 a.m., ambulance needed
6:43 a.m., jail/inmate informa-
tion (OC)
10:56 a.m., jail/inmate informa-
tion (OC)
11:05 a.m., 911 call, fire (MA)
11:37 a.m., call for sheriff
12:23 p.m., call about inmate
12:57 p.m., 911 call (MA)
Ringgold County Courthouse
hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.
to 4 p.m. unless noted otherwise.
Ringgold county now has a
website at www.ringgoldcounty.
• Assessor: Neil Morgan, 464-
• Auditor: Amanda Waske,
• Board of Supervisors: David
Inloes, chairman, Royce Dredge
and Kraig Pennington, members,
Supervisors meetings are open
to the public and are held in the su-
pervisors conference room located
on the second floor between the
clerk of court and auditor’s office.
On days the board is not sched-
uled to be in office, please direct
all inquiries to the auditor’s office.
To schedule a meeting time with
the supervisors, contact the audi-
tor’s office.
Regular board meetings are
held on Mondays with official
public notice of the meeting agen-
das posted at the Ringgold county
courthouse, Mount Ayr Record
News, Sun Valley Lake and Diago-
nal city hall the day before.
• Clerk of Court (a state of-
fice): Jackie Saville, 464-3234; fax:
464-2478. Office hours: Mondays,
Wednesdays and Fridays, 8 a.m. 9
noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8 a.m. -
noon and 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
The clerk’s office handles ali-
mony and child support payments,
probates, civil and criminal filings,
magistrate’s court and records and
services of adoptions, conservator-
ships, court proceedings, divorces,
estates, grand jury, guardianships,
judgments, juvenile proceedings,
mechanic’s liens, mental health
admissions, petit jury, surety
company certificates, state hospi-
tal, traffic violations, trust funds,
trusteeships. Certified copies can
be made of above listed records.
Court records are also available at
• County Conservation
Board: Kate Zimmerman, phone:
464-2787, email: rangerkate@io-
Please contact for information
on rules and regulations, parks,
trail ways, camping, shelter reser-
vations, environmental education
and more. Parks are open March
15 - November 15. Walk-in traffic
is allowed year round.
• County Weed Commission-
er: Brenda Adams, 641-783-2348.
• Development and Tourism:
Karen Bender, Coordinator, 464-
3704. If anyone has any calendar
events, please contact the develop-
ment office at 641-464-3704.
• E-911 Service Board: Merle
Walter, 307 N. Webster St., Mount
Ayr, 464-3311.
• Emergency Management
Agency: Teresa Jackson, Coordi-
nator, 109 W. Madison St., Suite
105, cell: 641-202-9671; phone:
464-3344; fax: 464-0663, email: Hours:
Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30
The tornado sirens in Mount
Ayr will be tested the first Tuesday
of each month unless there is se-
vere weather.
• Engineer: Zach Gunsolley,
P.E., 464-3232. 707 South Hender-
son Drive. Office hours: Monday -
Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
• General Relief: Gary Smith,
109 W. Madison St., 464-2397.
Mondays and Thursdays, 7:30
a.m. - 4 p.m.; Tuesdays, 7:30 a.m.
- 10:30 a.m.; Closed Wednesdays
and Fridays. In case of emergency
641-464-2397 or 641-202-1199.
• Recorder: Karen Schaefer,
464-3231. Passport applications
are taken daily from 8 a.m. - 11
a.m. and noon - 4 p.m. Certified
vital records can be obtained from
8 a.m. - noon and 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
The recorder’s office serves as
a passport agent. Items needed to
apply are: certified copy of birth
certificate, driver’s license or state
issued ID, two-inch square pass-
port photos and passport applica-
tion (both available at recorder’s
office) and fees. Allow four to six
weeks from date of application to
receive passport book or card from
the passport agency. Expedited
service is available for an addi-
tional fee.
Individuals with recent name
changes can get their passport
book/card updated without a fee
within one year of issue. Forms
may be obtained at the recorder’s
office. For additional information
call the recorder’s office or go to
• Sanitarian: Ringgold County
Public Health Agency, 464-0691.
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to
4:30 p.m.
• Public Health Agency: 119 S.
Fillmore, 464-0691. Hours: Mon-
day - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
• Sheriff: Mike Sobotka, Emer-
gency Only 911, Non-Emergency
(Available 24/7) 464-3921 or 464-
2911. New location at the Ringgold
County Law Enforcement Center,
801 West South Street. Hours are
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Road Conditions
- dial 511 or online at www.Io-
waRoadConditions. org.
• Treasurer: Debbie Cannon,
Property tax information for the
current 2012 taxes is now avail-
able. First half 2012 taxes are due
September 30, 2013 in order to
avoid penalty, second half will be
due March 30, 2014. Please notify
the office of any address changes
as they occur in order that the
statements are mailed to the cor-
rect address.
Property taxes can be paid on-
line at
with Visa, Master Card and Dis-
cover credit cards or e-checks.
Payments made in the office may
be with cash, checks or with a Mas-
ter Card, Visa or Discover credit or
debit card.
All documents conveying real
estate need to have the name and
address of the person to whom
the property tax statement is to
be mailed. Please check renewal
notices and tax statements for the
correct information. If the infor-
mation is wrong, contact the trea-
surer’s office.
Motorists can now renew mo-
tor vehicle registrations online at if a re-
newal notice is received through
the United States Postal Service
that contains a personal identifica-
tion number (PIN). Please be aware
that the PIN can only be used one
time. Contact the treasurer’s office
for more information.
Those with August birth dates
are reminded to register their motor
vehicles by September 30, 2013.
Bring in the renewal statement re-
ceived in the mail so renewals can
be quickly processed.
• Driver’s License Office: Lo-
cated in the Treasurer’s Office.
Driver’s licenses may be re-
newed any time during the period
of 30 calendar days before and
up to 60 calendar days after the
driver’s birth date.
The driver’s license station
hours are Monday - Friday, 8:30
a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 3:30
p.m. Phone 464-3230 with ques-
• Veterans Affairs: Gary Smith,
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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
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Laminating services are provided by the Mount
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so students can show higher
Wallace also informed the
board that teachers will be writ-
ing their own Professional Growth
Plans, which by Iowa Code must
be tied to the building professional
development plan. The plans must
be written by September 13 after
which Wallace will meet with each
teacher to discuss the plan and the
evidence that will be produced ap-
proved the growth plan has been
A number of projects and facil-
ity improvements were also part
of Wallace’s report. The middle
school sewer has been fixed with
a lift station added. The handrail
was completed on the bleachers.
The closers on the doors have been
completed, and the door locks fin-
ished at the high school. Wallace
also noted several sponsored up-
grades in the gym area. New decals
on the gym floor came from the
MAC Boosters and the athletic de-
partment. Vinyl banners sponsored
by the athletic department have
been attached to the ends of the
bleachers. A new Raider head wrap
on the door to the weight room was
sponsored by the weightlifting de-
partment and the MAC Boosters.
Another wrap on the wrestling
room door comes from the wres-
tling team and the Boosters. New
Pride of Iowa conference banners
have been installed on the west
gym wall. The large one was paid
for by the POI and the Boosters
paid for the rest.
Wallace said she would like
for all juniors and seniors to take
three National Career Readiness
tests to determine their workplace
employability skill level. The tests
determine competence in applied
mathematics, locating information
and reading for information. The
“WorkKeys” assessments mea-
sure “real world” skills employers
believe are critical to job success.
Test questions are based on situa-
tions in the everyday work world.
Students who demonstrate
competence on the tests may re-
ceive an NCR certificate that could
help students get a job once they
graduate from high school and/or
get a job while they go to college.
The NCR certificate gives an em-
ployer an idea of a student’s skill
level and could give the student an
advantage over students who do
not have certificate.
Wallace explained seniors will
take the NCR test during the ITBS
testing period, and juniors will take
it sometimes second semester. Stu-
dents will also be given opportuni-
ties to retake specific tests so they
can increase their readiness level.
Technology report
Technology director Kim Curry
reported new copiers have been
installed in the buildings, and per-
sonnel from Access Systems have
been in the district to train staff on
their use.
Other business
In other business the board:
• accepted the resignations of
Tara Groves and Ashley Mercer,
both special education associates.
• approved a resolution adopt-
ing the Ringgold County Hazard
Mitigation Plan as presented by the
Southern Iowa Council of Govern-
• approved the 800 series of
board policies and waived the sec-
ond reading.
Following the conclusion of
Monday’s meeting superintendent
Drake and the building principals
took board members on a tour of
the facilities to highlight improve-
ments completed prior to the be-
ginning of school.
More on school board
Continued fromfront page
Iowa unemployment
rate at 4.8 percent
Iowa’s seasonally adjusted un-
employment rate rose to 4.8 per-
cent in July from 4.6 percent in
June, but remained substantially
below the July 2012 rate of 5.5
percent. In contrast, the U.S. un-
employment rate for July dropped
to 7.4 percent from 7.6 percent in
“Despite this month’s increase
in the unemployment rate, nonfarm
employment continued to advance
at a healthy pace,” said Teresa
Wahlert, director of Iowa Work-
force Development. “Nonfarm
jobs have increased by 5,000 or
more for the past three months.”
The statewide estimate of unem-
ployed persons increased to 79,300
in July from 76,300 in June. The
level of unemployed was reported
at 89,300 one year ago.

4 Mount Ayr Record-News Thursday, August 22, 2013
Please join Lyle Boone as he
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Known for refusing to have the Oklahoma City
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the way we view our world and our local events for nearly four decades.
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Sunday, August 25 • 1 p.m.
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(Located in the United Methodist Church)
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Wednesday, August 21
Mount Ayr Preservation meet-
ing at the Mount Ayr Inn at 4:30
WRD Landfill meeting at the
landfill in Grand River at 5:30
Thursday, August 22
Alcoholics Anonymous meet-
ing at 8 p.m. at the Neighborhood
Center, Mount Ayr.
Friday, August 23
Mount Ayr Farmers Market on
south side of the Ringgold county
courthouse lawn from 2:30 to 5:30
Fall Sports Kick Off at the
MACHS football field with grill-
ing at 5:30 p.m. and Black and
White game at 7 p.m. Volleyball
scrimmage in high school gym at
3:30 p.m. Chrysler Drive for the
kids from 5 to 8 p.m.
Saturday, August 24
Farmers Market in Tingley at
10 a.m.
Ringgold Outdoor Alliance
and Lucky Lanes will be having
a fund-raiser for Lucky Lanes en-
dowment fund at 5 p.m. at Lucky
Lanes bowling alley.
Anniversary Gala at the Prin-
cess Theater in Mount Ayr at 7
Sunday, August 25
Card shower for Leland and
Wanda Rauch’s 50th wedding
anniversary. Cards and correspon-
dence may be sent to them at 15923
Tranquil Park Court, Spring, TX
Ellston Pioneer Center is open
from 1 to 4 p.m. or by appoint-
ment for groups of five or more.
Call Linda and Bob Swanson at
The man behind the design at
the Ellston Community Library
(located in the United Methodist
Church) at 1:00 p.m.
Monday, August 26
$1 sack day every day at the
Ringgold County Neighborhood
The Second Childhood Doll
Club will not meet today.
Thin Within support group will
meet at 5 p.m. at the Lighthouse.
Ringgold County Tourism
meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Cham-
ber of Commerce building.
Sowing in Tears Support Group
will meet at 7 p.m. at the Light-
house 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, August 27
Bag Day at the Ringgold
County Neighborhood Center.
Season 35 classes begin at
Leslie’s Dance Emporium.
Wednesday, August 28
Bag Day at the Ringgold
County Neighborhood Center.
Leland and Wanda Rauch - Then Wanda and Leland Rauch - Now
Couple to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary August 25
Leland and Wanda Rauch of Spring, TX will cel-
ebrate their 50th wedding anniversary August 25,
Leland and Wanda (Akers) were married at the
Leon United Methodist Church. Leland graduated
from Mount Ayr high school in 1959 and Wanda grad-
uated from Central Decatur high school in Leon in
They have two sons, Tim (Melinda) of Frisco, TX
and Steve (Sarah) also of Frisco, TX. They have four
grandchildren, Ryan, Hannah, Michael and Ashley.
They live at 15923 Tranquil Park Court, Spring,
TX 77379.
Brandon Bjustrom and Kelli Jo Wetzel
Couple to exchange vows August 24
Kelli Jo Wetzel of Bedford and
Brandon Robert Bjustrom of Algo-
na would like to announce their en-
gagement and upcoming marriage.
Wetzel, the daughter of Dwight
and Glenda Wetzel of Bedford, and
the granddaughter of Anna May
McMillin of Bedford and Doro-
thy Wetzel of Gravity, is a 2006
graduate of Bedford high school
and is currently a nursing student
at Southwestern Community Col-
Bjustrom is the son of Garry and
Marci Bjustrom of Mount Ayr and
Tricia and Steve Carlson of Algona
and the grandson of Fran and Sue
Bjustrom and Pat and Bob Watson,
all of Algona. He was a 2004 grad-
uate of the Algona high school and
a 2006 graduate of NE Community
College in Calmar with an AAS
degree as a John Deere ag tech. He
is presently an owner of BB Diesel
Performance in Mount Ayr.
The ceremony has been planned
for August 24, 2013 at the United
Baptist-Presbyterian Church in
Mount Ayr.
Matthew Faubion and Mandy Maize
Vows to be exchanged August 31
Mandy Maize and Matthew
Faubion of Orlando, FL, together
with their families, are pleased to
announce their engagement and
upcoming wedding.
Maize is the daughter of Lila
and Maurice Craig of Eagleville,
MO and Robert Maize of Pattens-
burg, MO. Faubion is the son of
Russell (Rusty) and Tammy Fau-
bion of Blockton.
The couple will exchange vows
at the Christian church in Blockton
on Saturday, August 31, 2013.
Maize is a 2008 graduate of
Northwest Missouri State Uni-
versity at Maryville, MO with a
bachelor of science in industrial
psychology and a 2010 NWMSU
graduate with a master’s in busi-
ness administration. She is a proj-
ect manager at Florida Blue (Blue
Cross Blue Shield of Florida).
Faubion is a 2006 graduate of
Bluefield State College in Blue-
field, WV with a bachelor of sci-
ence in marketing and manage-
ment and is a 2007 graduate of
Charleston Southern University in
Charleston, SC with a master’s in
business administration. He works
for a large investment firm.
Amy Hynek and Stacy McFarland
Couple to wed at Hynek Tree Farm
Dr. Amy Hynek of Ellston and
Stacy McFarland of Bloomfield
would like to announce their en-
gagement and upcoming marriage.
Hynek is the daughter of Bill
and Angie Hynek of Ellston and
the granddaughter of Marge Perry
of Ellston. She is a 2001 graduate
of Mount Ayr Community high
school and a 2003 graduate of
Graceland University and is cur-
rently a general surgery resident
at the Northeast Regional Medical
Center in Kirksville, MO.
McFarland is the son of Randy
and Deanna McFarland of Bloom-
field. He is a 1997 graduate of
Bloomfield high school and a 2003
graduation of William Penn Uni-
versity and is currently employed
by Vermeer in Pella as a design en-
A September 1, 2013 ceremony
to be held at the Hynek Tree Farm
in Ellston is being planned.
Mary Kathryn Gepner
Library Leafings
By tradition and by law, Con-
gress recesses for the month of
August. The oppressive heat, hu-
midity and unhealthy climate of
Washington, D.C., which was built
on a malarial swamp, dictated the
government take a vacation in Au-
gust. Even modern climate control
could not entirely overcome Wash-
ington, D.C.’s hot, sticky weather
so the 1970 Legislative Reorga-
nization Act mandated a summer
The 30th President of the Unit-
ed States, Calvin Coolidge, 1923
to 1929, would have readily agreed
to such a vacation. Coolidge once
observed, “It looks like the country
fares better when Congress is on
holiday.” Like so many presidents
before and after him, he was never
able to establish a good working
relationship with Congress. In
1930 which his old friend and Am-
herst classmate Dwight Morrow,
Ambassador to Mexico, decided to
run for the Senate, Coolidge was
concerned. He remarked to his sec-
retary Beatty, that Morrow made
his way in the wilds of Mexico, but
didn’t know how he would make it
in the “snake pit that was the U.S.
Calvin Coolidge, who became
President with the death of Warren
Harding in 1923, was the only U.S.
president born on the Fourth of
July. An effective public speaker
Coolidge was the first to make use
of the new medium of communica-
tion, the radio. In private, he was a
man of few words and earned the
nickname “Silent Cal.” He once
said, “I have noticed that nothing
I have never said every did me any
harm.” Stiff and silent he appeared
uncomfortable in Washington so-
ciety yet he attended many social
functions. Once a Washington so-
ciety lady said to race Coolidge
that she was thrilled that she would
be seated next to the President at
a dinner party. Grace replied, “You
poor Dear. You will have to do
all the talking.” Alice Roosevelt
Longworth did ask him why he
attended so many dinner parties if
he didn’t enjoy them. Coolidge re-
plied, “Got to eat somewhere.”
Known for his parsimony in
private and in public, he was proud
of his wife, Grace, whose beauty
and charm made her an extremely
popular first lady. A beautiful por-
trait of Grace Coolidge in a red
dress with her white collie Rob
Roy hangs in the Red Room of the
White House. Coolidge seemed
never to mind the money that she
spent for clothing and other per-
sonal items.
The library has the new biogra-
phy, “Coolidge,” by Amity Shlaes
in large print and in CD. The CD is
in memory of Lucile Siple.
New to the library: In regular
print paper back fiction: “To Com-
fort a King” by Mount Ayr author,
Debbie Gilliland. In regular print
nonfiction, “Hands of My Father,
A Hearing Boy, His Deaf Parent,
And The Language of Love” by
Myron Uhlberg.
Mount Ayr Personals
Call 464-2440 Mondays
• Rod and Vicki Zollman of
Mount Ayr celebrated their 30th
wedding anniversary by going to
the Iowa State Fair Tuesday, Au-
gust 13. They enjoyed all the sites
and some food on a stick. Then
Saturday, August 17, Vicki’s fam-
ily hosted a reunion at Poe Hollow
Park east of Mount Ayr. It is an an-
nual event in honor of her mother,
Melba E. Gile, formerly of Creston,
for what would have been her 93rd
birthday. A potluck lunch, visiting
and picture taking were enjoyed by
over 60 family members and their
friends. They hope to host it again
next year.
• Brandi and Eric Snyder of
Creston are the proud parents of a
baby boy, William Ryland Snyder,
who was born on Monday, August
19, 2013, at the Greater Regional
Medical Center in Creston. The lit-
tle man weighed nine pounds and
was 21 3/4 inches long.
Grandparents are Kenneth and
Jon Beede and William and Jane
Snyder, all of Creston.
Great-grandparents are Marvin
and Ann Wyer of Powersville, MO
and Vera Deemer of Mount Ayr.
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Activities Staff
Clearview Home
Rose James • 464-2630
August 19 – Welcome back
from the Iowa State Fair everyone.
Residents have been enjoying a
few fair-type activities through-
out the month. Coming up today
(Thursday) will be a game of Scat-
tergories at 9:30 a.m. This will be
a brain teaser for everyone. This
afternoon residents will welcome
back Natalie Cook and her baby,
Jacob Randall, for a baby shower.
She will open gifts and enjoy some
sweet treats as well. The general
store will be open Friday at 9:30
a.m. and Sommer will be in for an
activity Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Liz
will have the heat turned up in the
kitchen Monday with her monthly
cooking class at 1:30 p.m.
Monday morning was filled
with special information as Liz
shared a book that covered the his-
tory of the Iowa State Fair. Resi-
dents learned how the fair started,
where it started and how big the
fair was before it was moved to
Des Moines. There were several
great historic pictures in the book
that were interesting to look at.
Emmalee Schafer came in to help
Sommer play Plinko with residents
in the afternoon.
It was Blue Ribbon Week at
Clearview Home. Yesterday ev-
eryone learned about the Blue Rib-
bon Foundation and today they en-
joyed a blue ribbon cookie recipe
by Bricey Gorman. Bricey won
the chocolate chip cookie contest
at the Clearview’s Iowa State Fair
day on August 2. Her cookie was
so good that it was shared with
everyone at coffee club. Bricey
was there to help bake and serve
them. Carmene James was in to
play the piano for music in the
morning. Helping with the sing-
ing were Roland and Jane Buck
and Peggy Wagenknecht. Bricey
and Sommer went to the special
care unit to engage the residents in
a sing-along. The Tingley Kitchen
Band came in the afternoon. It was
also the birthday party so the First
Christian Church ladies were there
to serve root beer and strawberry
floats. Hosting the party were Nida
Solliday, Kay Terwilliger, Nancy
Daughton, Virginia Scott and Mari
McGehee. Band members were
Naomi Hosfield, George Hosfield,
Rose James, Doris Overholser,
Mary Jane Narigon, Pauline Mur-
phy, Harold Brown and Carmene
Sommer and Abbey Schafer
were busy with hand care first thing
Wednesday morning. Kathi joined
in later. Sommer and Bricey Gor-
man did nails in the special care
unit. Kathi got ready for church
in the afternoon with Scott Mar-
cum bringing the message. After
church popcorn and TVLand were
enjoyed by many and others liked
the sno-cones served by Elsie and
Emmalee Schafer. They enjoyed
either grape or cherry sno-cones.
Thursday the weather wasn’t
conducive for foot soaks so the ac-
tivity staff moved activities around.
They played Back-to-School Jingo
in the morning and then played a
game of baseball in the afternoon.
Charles Hawkins was back and he
held his Bible study early in the
Kathi read the Mount Ayr Re-
cord-News and Diagonal Progress
first thing Friday morning. Som-
mer played boxball in the special
care unit. Bingo was played in the
afternoon. Calling bingo was Bill
Rusk and Bessie Parker passed
prizes. Winners were Joan Hill,
Minnie Breckenridge, Laura Os-
born and Lois Ann Sobotka.
Norma Stringham brought the
Sunday school message Sunday. In
the afternoon elders from the Unit-
ed Baptist-Presbyterian Church
were in to offer communion. It
was also George Dailey’s birthday
Sunday. His family hosted a little
birthday party for him in the multi-
purpose room.
Visitors last week were Janis
Taylor, Joni Taylor, Carol Lee Bent-
ley, Scott Duke and Brittly Taylor
with Anna Linkey; Lori, Anna and
Mackenzie Friedman and Kay
Sickels with Vera Daughton; Pete
Lesan with JR Miller, Helen Banks
and Vera Daughton; Shirley Erick-
son and Ed Van Surksun with Don
Strange; Pat Braby with Bill Rusk;
Sally Drake and Bill Breckenridge
with Minnie Breckenridge; Leona
Barker, David and Susan Cole and
Randall Nickle with Ruth Nickle;
Ellen Landas, Terri Hayworth,
Mary Lynch Hayworth, Ruthie
Lynch and Jason Lynch with Anita
Hayworth; Carol May with Virgin-
ia Weaver; Andy Rusk and Dottie
Johnson of Colorado Springs, CO
and Thelma Rusk with Bill Rusk;
Cassie Osborn with Laura Osborn;
John Walkup with Vera Carson;
Woodie, Marta and Joey Lodmi-
er, Fred Osborn, Romana Clark
and Marcia Hauk with Berniece
Hoffman; Penny Hymbaugh and
Lynda Triggs with Doc and Mary
Lou Pennebaker; Norma String-
ham with Soco Waugh, and Joyce
Smith and Sharon Case with Irene
August 19 - There was another
SIPR breakfast for supper Satur-
day night. It was well attended
even with the state fair, the rodeo
and everyone getting kids ready to
go back to school.
Nicholas and Eleanor Jackson
arrived Sunday for a visit with their
grandparents, Dick and Camille
Jackson, before their school starts
in Des Moines Thursday. Florence
Lawhead of Mesa, AZ also arrived
on Sunday for a couple weeks’ visit
with the Jacksons and other family
in Iowa. She visited over Saturday
night in Missouri Valley with Drs.
David and Lauran Hoffman and
their daughters, Ashton and Brit-
tyn. Others enjoying the weekend
were Dr. Collus and Jane Lawhead
of Mount Ayr and Dr. David and
Paula Lawhead of Pilger, NE. The
family helped Brittyn Hoffman
celebrate her first birthday.
Doug Prime is home recover-
ing from knee replacement surgery
done in Des Moines on August 12.
Judy Doolittle, Rod and Debbie
Holmes and Jeff and Teena Hash
went to Rumors for supper Friday
evening. Saturday Judy and the
Holmeses attended the Kellerton
Assembly of God baptism at Mo-
ses Yoder’s lake over by Decatur.
It was a beautiful evening.
Saturday Larry and Dorothy
McAtee took their grandchildren,
Kevin and Kassidy McAtee, for
their annual fishing day that they
do every year just before school
Betty Stuart and daughter Mari-
lyn Parkhurst of Eagleville, MO
went to the rodeo Saturday eve-
ning in Grand River.
Rod and Connie Smith at-
tended the baptism at the Yoder
farm Saturday evening also. They
had four persons baptized and had
a wonderful potluck supper and
music by Ed and Alice Sweeten,
Kenny Campbell and Mike Stark
following. Sunday morning at the
Assembly of God Church four per-
sons gave their lives to Jesus. They
have had several prayers answered
in the past few weeks also.
Janet Holmes and Kathryn Still
were in Mount Ayr to pick up their
medicine Tuesday and some patty-
pan squash from Doug Still. The
sisters went to Bethany, MO shop-
ping Friday. They took a water-
melon to Ronche Still at Brad and
Christy Still’s when they returned
home. Saturday the sisters went
to the baptism, music and supper
with the Kellerton Assembly of
God Church at the Yoder farm by
Decatur. They all had a wonderful
evening with a beautiful service,
music and meal. Sunday the sisters
went to Pizza Hut for lunch after
church. Doug and Gina Still and
Taylor and Hallie Grace were sup-
per guests of the sisters Monday
August 19 - Friday Vickie
Jeanes, in conjunction with the
Larger United Methodist Church
Parish, was at the Clearview Home
and the Mount Ayr Health Care
Center doing coffee and conver-
sation with the residents. Sunday
Charlie and Vickie Jeanes attended
the state fair in Des Moines.
Walt and Beverly McGinnis at-
tended the state fair Friday and also
stopped at the Methodist Medical
Center to visit with a patient, Jim
Gene Motsinger visited with
Darrell Holden and son Brad Sat-
urday. Sunday morning Ally Jarred
stopped in for coffee with Gene
and in the afternoon Gene visited
with Bill and Norma Stringham.
Sunday night Rose James host-
ed a backyard barbecue. Enjoying
each other’s company with lots of
conversation and good food were
Joe and Lindsey Catanzareti, Joe
and Susie Catanzareti and Kevin
and Tammy James and Jena.
Keith and Rhonda Hunt of
West Des Moines were in Mount
Ayr Saturday visiting with his dad,
Amon Hunt. Sunday afternoon
Amon’s grandchildren and great-
grandchildren, Megan and Luke
Carter and Levi, were visitors.
Ronnie and Jo Kaye Shields at-
tended the tractor pull in Albany,
MO Friday evening and watched
their son, Rodney Shields, partici-
Ronnie and Jo Kaye Shields
visited with R.C. and Sheryol Rush
Saturday evening. R.C. had hip
surgery Tuesday and was released
from the hospital Thursday.
Jerry and Norma Shields went
to church Sunday with Ronnie and
Jo Kaye Shields and Ella Waske
and later were joined for lunch at
the OldTowne Cafe in Allendale,
MO by Rod and Stacey Shields
and Aleha Whittington, Hayley,
Hope and Harper.
Hayley, Hope and Harper Whit-
tington and Jackson and Evan Rug-
gles spent Monday with their great
-grandmother, Jo Kaye Shields.
They were joined for lunch by
Brennon Shields and Brynlea.
Phyllis Manning
Mary Swank • 785-2205
August 19 - Be sure to take spe-
cial note of the park by the com-
munity building when you happen
to drive through town. It has a new
piece of playground equipment ob-
tained and installed by Tony Mer-
cer through a grant from SCICF
and some of Donna Morrison’s
memorial. It sure is a good addi-
tion to the park. Way to go, Tony.
A very successful fair was held
at the meal site last Friday. It might
not have been as large as other fairs
but it had a bit of everything. They
didn’t need Bill Riley because they
had Don Narigon doing a super job
leading the way through the fair
events. Activities got underway
with Marge Werner supervising a
cow chip (really a frisbee) throwing
contest outside. First place honors
went to Mary Sue McIntosh, sec-
ond place to Cindy Golightly and
third place to Bill Webb. Everyone
sure appreciated Shane Comer and
Tyler Jarred’s help.
Upon arrival inside, all were
welcomed by some lovely selec-
tions as provided by their very
own Friday fair singers, who were
accompanied by Darlene Morgan
on the piano and directed by Mary
Jane Narigon. Singers included
Peggy Wagenknecht, Pauline Mur-
phy, Iona Triggs, Bonnie Manders,
Harold Brown and Don and Dar-
lene Wimmer. Don took folks on
a tour of the exhibits, having each
person step forth and share some-
thing about their entries. Everyone
sure got some interesting tidbits
of information. This writer thinks
every category you could imagine
was represented. Turk Allen even
had his tractors on display across
the street. Nothing was judged be-
cause everything entered deserved
a first place blue ribbon. Exhibi-
tors included Connie Eason, Dar-
lene White, Ethel Campbell, Pau-
line Murphy, Rose James, Mary
Sue McIntosh, Karon Naomi, Bill
Webb, Don Wimmer, Darlene
Wimmer, Pinkie Collins, Marge
Werner, Bonnie Manders, Nancy
Jarred, Don Narigon, Mary Jane
Narigon, Wilmina Jennings, Turk
Allen, Virginia Walden and Janelle
She may have been the only en-
try in the hog calling contest and the
husband calling contest but Ethel
Campbell sounded like a pro. Way
to go, Ethel. Don gave everyone an
opportunity to share something es-
pecially memorable to them about
going to the state fair. Day at the
fair concluded with the singers’
selection of “Iowa.” Blessing was
given by Dick Walden after which
a roast beef menu was enjoyed in-
side sitting at a table. Ice cream
sundaes and popsicles were a spe-
cial treat enjoyed this day, due to
Nancy Kelly, who was treating this
day for Race’s birthday. He will
observe his 13th birthday Thurs-
day, August 22. Happy birthday
wishes were extended to him.
Not too much exciting took
place at the meal site Monday and
Again some surprise music
came forth to entertain folks Mon-
day. All sure appreciated Marge
Werner, Pauline Murphy, Vern
Brown and Harold Brown. All
hope they had as much fun as they
appeared to have as they made it
enjoyable for those present.
Tuesday found the band on hand
to entertain. They too didn’t have a
lot of members but sure sounded
good. They included accompanist
Carmene James, plus Mary Jane
Narigon, Pauline Murphy, Do-
ris Overholser, Rose James, Vern
Brown and Harold Brown.
Jeannette Buell accompanied
her mother, Marge Werner, to the
meal site Monday and Tuesday.
She returned to her home in Ne-
braska Thursday after spending
several days in the area.
Cindy Golightly and Janelle
Taylor have spent the week with
their parents, Bill and Norma
Webb. They were to return to their
homes over the weekend.
Get well wishes were extended
to Hester Derscheid, who suffered
a fall while attending the state fair.
The site sure appreciates the
fresh produce being donated. It
sure tastes good.
August 19 - Hope everyone got
home from the unusual chilly state
fair. Now that school is starting,
the hot weather is returning.
Bobby Joe Haley, Shane and
Mitchel Swank and Russell Hol-
mes got the sand spread under the
swings and slide at the park.
Mary Gepner went to Council
Bluffs Tuesday and visited with
Judy and Bill Vogt and also went
Tuesday evening supper guests
of Mike, Malinda, Shane and
Mitchel Swank were Amy and
John Ford, Julia and Don Stephens,
Joan and Don Stringham, Bob Ha-
ley, Bobby Joe Haley, Mary Jane
Garrett and Stacey and Elizabeth
Linda Haley returned home this
week after visiting in Alabama.
Linda King visited Wednesday
with Malinda Swank.
A bean breaking party was held
Wednesday at the home of Joan
Stringham. Other guests were
Mary Jane Garrett, Linda King and
Malinda Swank,
Ronnie Mobley visited Thurs-
day with Wallace and Patty Sobot-
Friday Wallace and Patty So-
botka went to Tabor and visited
with Wallace’s sister, Margaret
LeaAnn Swank was a weekend
guest and Matt Swank and Katie
were Saturday overnight guests of
Mike, Malinda, Shane and Mitchel
Junior and Mary Swank, Rich-
ard Swank, Mike, Malinda, Shane
and Mitchel Swank, Matt Swank
and Katie McGary and LeaAnn
attended the garden tractor pull
Saturday at Fairfax, MO. All ate
supper together at McDonald’s in
Maryville, MO.
Mary Gepner was a Satur-
day supper guest of Don and Kay
Sunday morning visitors of
Don and Joan Stringham were
Jamie Stringham, Matt Swank,
Katie McGary and LeaAnn and
Mike, Malinda, Shane and Mitchel
Junior Swank visited Sunday
morning with Mike, Malinda,
Shane and Mitchel Swank.
Mary Gepner, Nancy Gepner
and AJ and Jake, Kay and Don
Hove and Mary Swank enjoyed the
potluck dinner at the United Meth-
odist Church Sunday.
A family dinner to celebrate the
August birthdays was held Sunday
in the home of Ann Baker. Guests
were Bev and Rod Straight and
Cody and Jessica Jay.
Linda Haley and Judy Fur-
gueson visited Sunday afternoon
with Joan Stringham.
Mike and Malinda Swank took
Shane Swank to Simpson College
in Indianola Sunday.
Sunday supper guests of Don
and Joan Stringham were Jamie
Stringham and Mike, Malinda and
Mitchel Swank.
August 19 - Saturday after-
noon Raymond and Dola Doser
of Lovilla visited with Eugene and
Esther McAlexander.
Shirley McAlexander was
transported by her mother, Vir-
ginia McAlexander, so that she
could spend Sunday in the home of
her parents, Kenneth and Virginia
Several people from Beacons-
field attended the Grand River ro-
deo Friday and Saturday.
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. 2 & 169 • Mount Ayr • Ph. 641-464-2715
Monday - Thursday, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday, 3 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Monday - Strawberry
Tuesday - Maple
Wednesday - Chocolate
Thursday - Lemon
and Sunday
Specials, August 24 and 25
Strip Basket
North Side of the Square in Mount Ayr
Ph. 641-464-2900 • Connie Ph. 641-344-0586
CLOSED SUNDAYS beginning in September
REGULAR HOURS: Thursday, Friday
and Saturday, 5 p.m.-10 p.m.
✦ Thursday Night, August 22 ✦ Thursday Night, August 22
Belgian Waffles Belgian Waffles
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Ham Steak Ham Steak
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11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The Door Is Open.
Come On In!
Thursday, Friday and
Saturday, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
and 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Ph. 641-346-2570
To Whom It May Concern
The City of Mount Ayr picked up a female, medium-sized dog
approximately 2 years old with short white hair with black speckles,
black ears and a purple collar.
The owner may contact City Hall in Mount Ayr, Iowa at 641-464-
2402 to pick up their dog after paying all of the boarding fees. If the
dog is not picked up within (7) days from this published notice, the dog
may be euthanized. If interested in adopting the dog, call City Hall.
Tickets can be purchased at the
Princess and Mount Ayr Record
Family Circle got its start in
June 1990 when the Hardy family
was returning home from a reunion
in Plattsburg, MO. This family is
comprised of the parents David
and Carolyn Hardy and five chil-
dren, in chronological order: Julie,
Jane, Susie, Brian and Cynthia.
The three eldest daughters, who
were riding in the back of the fam-
ily van, were overheard singing the
song “Going to the Chapel”, with-
out benefit of musical accompani-
ment. Their unrehearsed, perfect
harmony caught the attention of
their astonished parents, who had
no idea their daughters possessed
this hidden talent. Since then, the
three singing daughters have grown
up, married and started families
of their own, but they also con-
tinue to sing. The Family Circle
has performed for churches, nurs-
ing homes, benefits, REC, special
shows to honor veterans, 1950’s
rock and roll show, county fairs,
weddings, high school reunions
and three different television per-
formances. It is their pleasure to
bring back memories to those in
their audiences who remember the
golden oldies of the past. They en-
joy gospel, rock and roll, country,
forties, fifties, sixties, etc. They
hope that all who listen to their
music will find at least one song to
sing along with them. When they
see people in their audience sing-
Princess Gala is Saturday
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ing with them, then they know the
feeling of success.
Simply Voices is a group of
women from the Mount Ayr United
Methodist Church with a common
love … sharing music. The group
formed through casual conversa-
tion about a desire to sing some
special music at church. From
that, invitations to sing for other
churches and events came about.
They have been singing together
for 10 years this fall and have en-
joyed singing for various churches
in Iowa and have sung for the wor-
ship service at the Iowa State Fair,
Ayr Days, the Ringgold County
Fair and others. Through love of
Christ and love of music they have
formed a forever sisterhood that
includes Cheryl Taylor, Donna El-
liott, Katie Still, Sally Young, Nan-
cy Roe, Debbie Cannon, Brenda
Woody, Marilyn Saville and Tere-
sa Roberts and their forever angel,
June Smith. Their hope is that the
music they share brings some joy,
comfort, peace and hopefully a bit
First Things First, a gospel
singing group out of Mount Ayr, is
comprised of Carol Anne McCrea-
ry, daughter Barbara Belzer, sister
Grace Warin and Grace’s daughter
Jodie Wurster. In 2003 Jodie was
diagnosed with breast cancer. She
was a 29-year-old mother of three
small boys. A year later after seven
surgeries and chemo and radiation,
she was pronounced cancer free.
Also a year later Carol Anne was
also diagnosed with breast can-
cer. So one day singing around the
island in the McCreary kitchen,
which was a tradition, the group
decided to give back to God by
praising Him in a gospel group. All
felt that the healing in the family
was a miracle. The group is still
singing today in churches, nurs-
ing homes, funerals and wherever
asked. The motivation is still the
same and the gratitude is stronger
than ever to the Lord for answered
prayer and healing.
Beards of a Feather was found-
ed in the fall of 2010 when Jack
Butler and Ken Campbell crossed
paths in Creston. A love of music
and musicianship kindled a fire that
continues to this day. Jack Butler
excels at lead guitar and slide gui-
tar while Ken handles lead vocals,
rhythm guitar, mandolin and har-
monica. A little bit country and
rock and roll blended with folk,
jazz, blues and gospel can best be
termed as blue-acid-garage-twang.
They perform at nursing homes,
churches, weddings, town cel-
ebrations and coffee houses. They
are also the house band two years
running at the Creston Farmers
Market from June-October. They
recently spent a week at Juniors
Motel Recording Studio in north-
ern Iowa to lay down the tracks for
their upcoming CD releases. Last
year alone, they performed 139
times for the public.
The Princess Theater board of
directors, manager Karen Bender
and her staff and this year’s sing-
ing groups invite everyone to come
and enjoy, “Still Celebrating!”
Dorothy Hughes gave me this
photo which was given to Dorothy
by her cousin. The people were
identified as Gladys Steele and her
son Dan. The date was provided as
April 1952.
The location of the photo was
in dispute as we struggled to de-
cide whether that was the Method-
ist Church or the Baptist Church
in the background. I’m now con-
vinced it is the Baptist Church be-
hind the Steeles, and we can see I.
J. Dalbey’s house over the shoul-
der of Gladys. Scott and Delores
Stutzman now live in the Dalbey’s
former home that was once Prugh-
Dunfee Funeral Home as well as
Mount Ayr Furniture.
Gladys was widowed when her
husband Hugh died September 6,
1949. Hugh Steele was born near
Maloy on May 1, 1903 and attend-
ed the area schools. He attended
Maloy high school up to the 11th
grade and then spent his senior
year at Cedar Falls, Iowa. This was
probably done in preparation for
college (Iowa Teachers College)
which he also attended in Cedar

Hugh began teaching in Ring-
gold county’s rural schools about
1923. By the late 1920s, he was
teaching junior high school at
Mount Ayr. In 1934, he was the
junior high principal at Winterset
when he married Gladys Clark,
a native of Winterset and also a
teacher in the Winterset schools.
They moved to Mount Ayr where
Hugh became principal of the high
Snapshots of History
Gladys Steele and her son Dan in Mount Ayr in 1952.

school in 1942. After only one year
as principal, Mr. Steele became su-
perintendent of schools. He earned
his Master’s Degree from Drake
University, somewhere along the
line, before his untimely death at
age 46.

Gladys married another Maloy
native, Patrick F. Carr, on February
6, 1954. Pat was at this time a rural
mail carrier, and Gladys taught at
both Maloy and Mount Ayr. After
Pat retired, the couple moved to
116 Dunning Avenue in Mount Ayr
in 1981. Pat died August 16, 1999
and Gladys passed away March 7,
Dan graduated from Mount
Ayr High School in 1956 and later
practiced dentistry in Cedar Falls,
Iowa. He passed away in 1997.
Thanks to financial support
from the Ringgold County De-
velopment Corporation, Ringgold
county businesses are eligible to
participate in this year’s “Dream
Big Grow Here” business plan
The Dream Big Grow Here
Business Plan Competition is an
opportunity for Iowans to win one
regional $5,000 small business
grant and then go on to pitch their
business for a shot at a $10,000
grand prize.
The South Central Iowa Area
Partnership, Inc. is hosting a re-
gional competition because it be-
lieves in an atmosphere which fos-
ters entrepreneurship. This event
will help support existing indus-
tries and help to spark some new
The basic guidelines for the
competition include:
• Business must be located in
Decatur, Clarke, Lucas, Ringgold,
Union or Wayne counties.
• Must be 18 or older.
• Must have 200 or fewer em-
• Must be for profit.
For full contest rules visit www.
To participate, entrepreneurs
are encouraged to visit the website
to determine their eligibility. They
may then upload a video, Power-
Point slideshow or photographs
outlining their plans during the
contestant entry phase September
1-27 and encourage others to vote
for them from October 1-15.
The Top Five companies with
the most votes will have a “pitch-
off” November 12 at Lakeside Ca-
sino in Osceola, with the regional
winner advancing to the state
“Pitch-Off” during the statewide
EntreFest 2014.
The lead sponsor for Dream
Big Grow Here 2013 is the Iowa
Bankers Association.
Local firms
eligible for
plan contest
Harkin aide to visit Ringgold County
Senator Tom Harkin has an-
nounced that his aide, John More-
land, will visit Ringgold county on
Tuesday, August 27 to host a mo-
bile office for local residents.
Moreland will meet the public
from 10-11 a.m. at the ISU Exten-
son Office at 101 North Polk in
Mount Ayr.
The event is part of a statewide
tour Harkin staff will host to share
ideas on how to improve economic
Senator Harkin’s staff will visit
all 99 counties during this tour.

All voters are advised as to the
requirements of voter registration
in order to vote at the upcoming
school board elections.
In order to vote in the Septem-
ber 10 election, voters must be reg-
istered by Friday, August 30.
Ringgold county deputy auditor
Dee Sobotka reports early voting is
now open. Residents may vote in
the auditor’s office during regular
business hours or may request a
mailed ballot.
Any voter who is physically un-
able to enter a polling place has the
right to vote in the voter’s vehicle.
Electors with any disability that
need an accommodation to partici-
pate in this election should contact
the Ringgold County Election Of-
fice at telephone number 641-464-
3239 or by email at rcauditor@ for assistance.
deadline for
elections is
August 30
The Iowa Cattlemen’s Associa-
tion will hold four regional meet-
ings across Iowa, Aug. 26-29, to
discuss policy, elections and local
beef cattle issues. The meetings
will be held in Algona, Indepen-
dence, Oskaloosa, and Atlantic.
Complete agendas for the
meetings can be found on the
web at http://www.iacattlemen.
The Southwest Regional Meet-
ing will be held at Cass County
Community Center in Atlantic on
Thursday, August 29.. Registration
begins at 5:30 p.m.
The meeting will include a
legislative panel, as well as Brad
Kooima of Kooima & Kaemingk
Commodities, Inc. of Sioux Center
discussing ways to mitigate risk.
ICA staff will provide an update on
legislative and regulatory issues.
Peonies can thrive up to 100
years if maintained properly. Hor-
ticulturists with Iowa State Uni-
versity Extension and Outreach
answer questions about peony
care, specifically how and when to
divide the plant. To have addition-
al plant and garden questions an-
swered, contact the ISU Hortline at
515-294-3108 or hortline@iastate.
When is the best time to trans-
plant peonies?
September is the best time to
transplant peonies. Begin by cut-
ting the peony stems near ground
level. Then carefully dig around
and under each plant. Try to retain
as much of the root system as pos-
If desired, large peony clumps
can be divided at this time. Using
a sharp knife, divide the clump
into sections. Each division should
have three to five buds and a good
root system.
When replanting, dig a hole
large enough to accommodate the
entire root system of the peony. Po-
sition the plant/division in the hole
Yard and Garden: Dividing peonies
News & Notes
Judy Hensley
so the buds are one to two inches
below the soil surface. Fill the hole
with soil and water thoroughly.
Is it necessary to periodically
divide peonies?
Peonies do not need to be divid-
ed on a regular basis. Peonies can
be left undisturbed in the garden
for 50 or more years. However,
large peonies can be divided if ad-
ditional plants are desired.
When is the best time to divide
September is the best time to
divide peonies. By September,
peony plants have been able to
store adequate food reserves in
their roots for the following year.
Also, the replanted divisions have
several weeks to get reestablished
at their new sites before the onset
of winter.
What is the proper way to di-
vide peonies?
Begin by cutting the peony
stems near ground level. Care-
fully dig up the plants and wash or
gently shake off the soil. Using a
sharp knife, divide the clump into
sections. Each section should have
three to five buds (eyes) and a good
root system. Divisions with fewer
than three buds may take two or
more years to flower.
When planting, dig a hole large
enough to accommodate the root
system of the peony. Position the
peony in the hole so the buds are
one to two inches below the soil
surface. (Plants may not bloom
well if the buds are more than 2
inches deep.) Fill the hole with
soil, firming the soil around the
plant as you backfill. Then water
thoroughly. Space peonies three to
four feet apart.
What is a good site for peo-
Peonies perform best in full
sun and well-drained soils. When
selecting a planting site, choose a
location that receives at least six
hours of direct sun each day. Avoid
shady areas near large trees and
shrubs. Poorly drained soils can
often be improved by working in
large amounts of compost, sphag-
num peat moss or leaf mold.
Get answers to more garden-
ing questions by visiting the Yard
and Garden FAQs website at http:// to find an-
swers to other yard and garden
to meet
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County Columns
Diagonal Lions Club Labor Day Celebration
Sunday, September 1
1 to 4 p.m. • Diagonal Community Building
Renae Roed, Certified State Fair Appraiser
•�Furniture • Toys • Dolls • Lamps
• Stoneware • Quilts • Glassware • Collectibles
Individuals are limited to three items each. Seating will
be available for those wishing to observe as items are being
CONTACT PERSON: Karleen Stephens - 641-734-5565 or
641-734-5331. Sponsored by Diagonal Lions Club. Not
responsible for any damage or loss that may occur.
Phyllis and Harold Cooper – Trustees
Ph. 641-783-2222
LOCATION: 2190 County Highway P-68, Kellerton, Iowa
(north of Kellerton on County Highway P-68 approximately
one mile, west to first house on north side of road).
Saturday, August 24, 2013
Starting at 10:30 a.m.
See the complete sale bill in the August 15, 2013
editon of the Mount Ayr Record-News.
TERMS: Photo ID. Cash or good check. Nothing removed
until settled for. Not responsible in case of accident or theft.
All statements made sale day take precedence over any
printed material.
NOTE; The farmstead and equipment shows the pride the
Cooper’s took in their operation. If you are looking for
quality, well-cared-for equipment, you will want to attend
this sale.
Jim Smith, Beaconsfield, Iowa 641-783-2687
Curt Pierschbacher, Kellerton, Iowa
CLERKS: Mary Ann Smith, Beverly McGinnis,
Sandy Pierschbacher
• Lunch by the Beaconsfield United Methodist Church
• Portable restroom on grounds
• See pics on
Farm Machinery
Consignment Auction
Thursday, September 19
10 a.m. • Lenox Rodeo Grounds
• Contact: Chad Bals 641-745-9587 or Jason
Smith 712-592-8965 to consign items.
• Consignments can be seen online at
• Advertising deadline is
Saturday, August 24, 2013.
Sale will offer simultaneous live and online bidding.
Consign today to get the most out of our advertising.
Plaza Furniture of Leon, Iowa is holding an
inventory liquidation sale.
This is not a closing-out sale. Never before have
you been able to find the quality, selection and value
of top name brand furniture, bedding and carpeting
all at CLOSE-OUT PRICES! We will not be
undersold during this sale!
Large La-Z-Boy
$269.00 set
Now $119.95
Sofa and
Love Seat
3 colors
Plush Carpet
2 colors
$7.99 sq. yd.
Sofa Recliner
Now $499.00
Love Seat
Now $288.00
Table and
4 Benches
Now $179.00
Frieze Carpet
2 rolls
$6.99 sq. yd.
3 colors
Bassett Solid Oak
Bedroom Set
Now $1,299.00
1 roll
$4.99 sq. yd.
Outside Carpet
$2.99 sq. yd.
and Box
$249.00 set
Theater Group
3 full recliners
and console
Now $1,100.00
Student Desk
4-Drawer Desk
End Tables
Over 250 Rolls Of
Carpet In Stock
6 months -
no interest with
approved credit
Plaza Furniture
Leon, Iowa • Ph. 641-446-4187
Store Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Store Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
We’ll be glad to stay open later by appointment. We’ll be glad to stay open later by appointment.
This is the sale you’ve been waiting for!
Nothing can compare to the savings of hundreds of items during this sale!
MODERN FURNITURE: (2) navy blue winged-back chairs, blue
flowered sofa, oak credenza, leather recliner, faux fireplace, sewing cabi-
net, foyer mirror, Thomasville dining table with 6 chairs, blue plaid
sleeper sofa, various table lamps, gas grill, 110-volt window air con-
ditioner, TV cabinet.
ANTIQUE FURNITURE: Wooden armed side chair, Lincoln rocker,
Shaker rocker, wicker rocker, oak commode, sofa bed with matching
chair and ottoman, grandfather clock, numerous pictures, 6-piece painted
bedroom suite; step-back cabinet, night stand, bed, marble-top dresser,
cedar chest, old world map, (2) walnut chairs, antique picture frames,
wooden storage box, oak hallway mirror with coat rack, oak glass-front
display cabinet, wooden child’s chair, oak display case, red wicker chair,
child’s desk and chair, Peter Rabbit youth chair, full-sized oak head and
footboard, dresser with mirror, Morris rocker.
ANTIQUES and COLLECTABLES: Collector’s cabinet with 27
drawers and door 6 x 8, (13) pie birds, (11) egg cups (55) horse brasses,
old sewing basket with sewing tools, old book carrier, chiming wall
clock, brass teapots from England, Pfaltzgraff table set, old children’s
games, hats and hat stands, Indian knife, Pepsi bank, postal scale, pen
and pencil sets, desk set (24) glass paperweights, (6) David Winter cot-
tages, iron banks, batik stamps – Malaysia, old rubber stamps, brass
lock, hanging scales, McCormick steam engine model, old children’s
Singer sewing machine, copper bell, wooden game boards, Gurkha knife
from Syria, skeleton key collection, sea shell collection, cast iron repro-
duction toys, coin books, locomotive books, brass door kick plate, clear
glass decanters, pop bottles, water pipe from Syria, operators manuals
for International Cub Cadet, owners manual Farmall B tractor, owners
manual for Farmall H and HV tractors, oriental vase, square covered but-
ter dish (W & C Manley), English Jello molds, (3) leaded glass doors (2
without glass), large collection of National Geographic 1920 through
2008 in leather binders, rocking horse, furniture, lumber, trim.
HOUSEHOLD and KITCHEN: Miscellaneous pots and pans,
Corningware, miscellaneous queen-sized bed sets, linens, baskets and
much, much more!
Not responsible for accidents. Auction company not responsible for any
guarantees, warranties or any errors in advertising. Any announcements
made sale day take precedence over any and all previous.
OWNER: Virgina Rees
Scott Stutzman, Auctioneer NAA, IAA
Brandon Alle - Auctioneer • Bonnie Randles - Office Manager
Amanda Jackson - Clerk
Saturday, August 24, 10 a.m.
LOCATION: Stutzman Auction Center
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AUCTIONEER’S NOTE: As Virginia Rees has sold her home and will be
moving to Clinton, Iowa , closer to her children, she will be offering at public
auction the following furniture and household items. This is an entire line-up of
very clean and quality items.
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Down Redding Way
August 19 - Everyone is slowly
making their way back home from
the state fair. What perfect weather
through the whole fair. This writer
took pictures and hopes to show
the residents on the TV one of
these days.
Heather got the residents out for
exercise Monday morning. Scott
Marcum came for Bible study
Monday afternoon and everyone
finished off the wonder bars after
the lesson.
Reminisce on the patio was
Tuesday morning. They talked
about past vacations and back-to-
school stories. Bingo was Tuesday
afternoon with Lorane Leonard,
Dorothy Wetzel, Gladys Gose,
Clara Kilgore and Evelyn Lund as
winners. Kelly called bingo for ev-
Exercise and trivia were
Wednesday morning. Shurmaine
McAlpine was the minister for
church Wednesday afternoon.
Patty played the piano and Normie
Beggs joined them for the sermon.
Everyone enjoyed caramel corn af-
ter church.
Thursday morning started with
50 and 60s trivia. In the afternoon
everyone came to the dining room
for the 50s and 60s party. They
played name that tune and other
party games and had cupcakes,
cheese, meat, crackers, chips and
dip and punch for refreshments.
Friday morning included exer-
cise and brain teasers. Residents
enjoyed a potato bar in the after-
noon. They had lots of toppings to
choose from and had a good gab
Bingo was Saturday afternoon.
Winners were Lorane Leonard,
Jeane England, Darlene Gilbert,
Evelyn Lund and Clara Kilgore.
Varel Dodge enjoyed celebrat-
ing his birthday early Sunday af-
ternoon with family bringing ice
cream and cake for family, friends
and residents. Lots of visiting and
picture taking were enjoyed.
Visitors have been Paul and
Joan Nelson with Helen Lyddon;
Becky Barrans with Bev Stream;
Galen and Marcia Nickell and Kali
and Kambri and Rob Wetzel with
Dorothy Wetzel; Dee and Harlan
Davenport with Nioma Gaule; Liz
Kilgore, Kathy and Selena Valen-
zuela and Kerry Kilgore with Clara
Kilgore; Don and Sodie Widener
with Dennis Brown; Jack and Di-
xie Taylor and Sharla McCarron
with Lorabel Taylor; Ron and Lau-
rie Travis and Trevor and Briley
McMahon with Evelyn Lund, and
Normie Beggs and Richard Bram-
mer with several.
August 19 - Becky Abarr’s fiber
artworks were featured at a show-
ing at the Blue Frog in Lamoni.
Charles and Becky went to the re-
ception Sunday honoring Becky.
Get well wishes are sent to
Dorothy Barber, who had surgery
Thursday at the Greater Regional
Medical Center in Creston.
Lew Knapp, Wyatt Jack-
son, Trevor Anderson and Ethan
McGill presented their work at
the 4-H Film Festival Saturday at
the state fair in Des Moines. The
group, known as the Class Act of
2016, also toured the KCWI News
studio Saturday.
Gladys Jones visited with Betty
and J.W. Robertson Monday. She
also called on Helen and Brent
Harris and Cooper Chapman. John
Jones of Mount Ayr visited Gladys
Tuesday and Wednesday. Gladys
went to the prayer service at the
Assembly of God Church Thurs-
day and to the Bible study at the
Christian church Friday in Grant
City, MO.
The Methodist Action Club
held their annual family picnic
at the Redding United Methodist
Church Wednesday evening.
Brian and Abby Quick and Josh
of Huxley were weekend guests at
Kathy and Dan Quick’s. Karen and
August 19 - The cool, refresh-
ing mornings are a reminder that
autumn days are coming and
school days are approaching.
Saturday was the funeral of
Mosie Keim of Jamesport, MO.
Going to the funeral were Levi
and Rosie Miller (he was a twin to
Rosie Miller), Junior Millers, Joe
Millers, Sam Millers and David,
Martha and Eli Yoder. The body
was taken to Arthur, IL for burial
beside his wife, the former Edna
Jonas, Wilma and Sarah Mast
of Jamesport, MO spent the week-
end with family and also attended
church at Reuben Troyer’s Sun-
Sam Millers had a family gath-
ering Thursday of Vera’s siblings,
Mahlon Masts of Fremont, MI,
Raymond Masts of Jamesport,
MO, Reuben Troyers, local and
parents, Jonas and Wilma Mast of
Jamesport, MO.
The Sammy Mast family is on
an extended trip, being in Homer,
MI over the weekend and then to
Frazee, MN to visit a sister.
Daniel, Emanuel and Eli Yoder
went to Middlebury, IN over the
weekend, having attended a single
boys retreat.
The Jacob Schrock family spent
Wednesday with a sister, the Mahl-
on Gingerich family, in Downing,
Eli Yoders and Alvin Borntrag-
er and boys went to Milton Satur-
day and attended the auction sale
at Elijah Miller’s.
Jacob Plank is building a hay
Lacey Hill of Trimble, MO were
afternoon visitors of Quicks.
Rebecca, Bryson and Kaden
Smith of Adel were weekend visi-
tors at Bill and Ginny Quick’s.
They all went to the Grand River
Rodeo Saturday and to Carrie and
Wiley Main’s Sunday in Mount
Kenny and Berta Quick visited
Charles Morin in the hospital in
Saint Joseph, MO. They went to
the state fair Tuesday with Jeff and
Rhonda Quick, where Jeff received
a Heritage Farm award. Wednes-
day Kay Pratt of Sun Lake, AZ vis-
ited Kenny and Berta and Saturday
Edith Campbell and Lisa Patterson
of Des Moines and Kathy Quick
visited at Kenny and Berta’s.
Betty Robertson and Wanda
Hosfield went to the Roach family
reunion in Grant City on Saturday.
Dick Snethen and Dan Quick
went to the Missouri State Fair
in Sedalia last week, where Dick
got third place and Dan got first
place in the tractor pull. Dick and
Dan went to the Iowa Sate Fair
Wednesday. Cindy, Dick, Sha-
ron Walkup and Jerry and Peggy
Overholser went to the state fair in
Des Moines Friday and Saturday.
Saturday Rori Snethen got eighth
place in the gymnastics competi-
tion at the state fair.
Bobbi and Michael Bainum
went to Storm Lake Friday to fu-
neral services for Norm Hogrefe.
Norm, age 65, was the maternal
grandfather of Tristan Bainum.
Caitlyn Bainum was a Sunday
lunch guest at Bobbi and Mi-
Senior Citizen
Activity Center
August 19 - Those at the Center
are ready for another warm spell
coming into the area this week.
Hope everyone has their air condi-
tioners ready to go again!
The picnic supper and game
night will be held this Sunday, Au-
gust 25, from 5 to 9 p.m. The Ac-
tivity Center will be serving guinea
grinders with fixings, chips, potato
salad, additional salad, sundae bar
and beverage. They will be taking
a freewill offering for the meal
that evening. Stop by and have a
meal with them from 5 to 7 p.m.
and then, if you wish, you can play
cards until 9 p.m.
Max Smith and helper are still
working on the new lighting. He
will be finishing up the main room
and the library as time allows.
Everyone at the Center is amazed
at the difference the new lighting
The Activity Center steering
committee has a new member with
Shirley Erickson coming on board
today during the monthly meeting
replacing Bill Rusk.
It seems like it was just the
first of August and now the com-
munity schools are starting up
again. Watch out for those little
ones when out driving around the
towns. Use those lessons learned
in the last AARP class.
Those at the Center are still
working out the details for their day
trip for this fall to Reiman Gardens
in Ames and then to possibly two
different garden/greenhouse facili-
ties around the Winterset area. It
should be a great day and a good
opportunity to pick up some mums
or fall plants also. They need to
have at least 30 people signing up
for the trip, so plan on joining them
for the gardening day trip. You do
not have to be a gardener but just
enjoy getting out and seeing the
August 19 - Monday Marcy,
her daughter Rachel, 11, grand-
son Jace, three and I headed up
to the fair. Four generations, this
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should be good. We
headed out around 10:00 a.m., got
up to the campsite around 12:30
p.m. We were able to use daughter
Darla’s camper because they had
gone home for a couple of days
and gave us free housing for the
night. We got unloaded and headed
down to the fair. The first thing we
did was eat lunch and we all had
our favorite things already picked
out. Do you know that when you
are eating at the fair, that it is not
a pretty sight. You are lucky if
you even find a place to sit down
to eat and even if it is on a stick,
it is still a mess. After we had our
favorite greasy fried things, we
needed some ice cream to take that
it down, The best ice cream is that
nitro stuff under the grandstand, so
off we went to get some.
We were just getting done eat-
ing the ice cream while sitting on
the benches, when all of a sudden,
there was a loud “bang”. Every-
one around us was instantly on
alert too, finally figured out , there
was a tire blown out on Marcy’s
stroller. So, she had a spare up at
the camper, so Rachel, Jace and I
rode the shuttle bus around while
she took the stroller to the camp-
site and fixed the tire. I think Jace
would be happy riding the shuttle
all afternoon.
After we got that done, we were
off to see the fair. As far as I could
tell, prices on about everything
was about the same. I’d heard that
things had really gone up but thing
I bought were the same as they had
been for the last couple of years.
We went to the “learning center”,
kids can see farm animals give
birth and they can see lots of baby
animals there. That’s a very popu-
lar place. The kids went on some
rides, it’s fun to watch Jace. He
makes friends with other kids on
the rides fast too. Got back up to
the camper around 9:00 p.m. and
got towels and etc. and headed for
the shower house. The water was a
little cool, so didn’t take me long to
shower. We were all ready to crash.
Then we seen on the news the but-
ter cow was vandalized-man, what
a dumb thing to do. We had seen it,
but it was fine, didn’t know about
the red paint until we seen it on the
We all slept until 7:00 a.m. or so
then got up and around and headed
down. The cinnamon roll stand was
there we headed first. Man they are
good. From there Marcy wanted an
old fashioned picture of the kids.
Dressed them up like a cowboy
and a dance hall girl. Jace didn’t
want to five up the gun and cowboy
hat when they were done, so off to
the flea market. Thank goodness
they had some. We did some more
strolling around, visited a friend of
Rachels’ in the 4-H cow barn. Lots
of activity there, also went through
the horse barn. We noticed that this
year, there are a lot more of those
motorized carts around and they
thing they have the right of way.
Also, some of those people aren’t
too good at driving them, you have
to watch out or they will back into
Around 2:00 p.m., we started
home, thought Jace would sleep
all the way, nope, he chattered the
whole way home. I guess he had
way to much fun.
I went into town Thursday and
Friday morning to have coffee
with the girls. Not much going on
around town this week with every-
one gone. I’ve talked to Jerry Ewalt
a couple of items, he called to see
how much rain we got Thursday
morning. We had 1.7 inches at
home. Good news! He said every-
thing is running smooth up there,
the shuttle service is having an-
other great year and the weather
has been unbelievably good. The
hottest day was 83 degrees or so,
mostly in the 70s all week.
Closing this week with, if you
want to lift yourself up, lift up
someone else.
From the coffee table,
Linda B
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fessional who now lives in Ring-
gold county has had an impact on
how we read a newspaper, how the
stories and photos appear and how
the format for thousands of daily
newspaper pages is designed.
For over 30 years until his re-
tirement in 2006, Lyle Boone of
Ellston/Sun Valley Lake had a
hand in most of the front pages at
the Des Moines Register.
On Sunday, August 25, at 1 p.m.
at the Ellston Community Library.
Boone will will discuss some of
the highlights of his career, in-
sights into a daily newsroom and
how he views the current newspa-
per medium The event is free and
open to the public.
Boone’s lengthy and highlight-
ed career started as a designer in
the Register’s promotion depart-
ment. He was moved to the news-
room and appointed to completely
redesign the Sunday Register. This
job prepared him for several total
redesigns of the Register through
the years.
After being promoted to assis-
tant managing editor/design, his
responsibilities grew to include the
photo, art and design departments.
He had a major role in deciding
how to illustrate and display Reg-
ister front pages. Remember the
twin tower collage from Septem-
ber 11, 2001? The septuplets? The
Explorer disaster?
Known for refusing to have the
Oklahoma City bomber’s name
mentioned on the front page —
Boone has had a hand in the way
we view our world and our local
events for nearly three decades.
“Each and every day I had an
opportunity to help tell you the
day’s stories through photos, art
and design,” he said. “I always
tried to keep our readers informed
and interested without offending
or pandering. Every day was dif-
“Man Behind
the Design”
to appear at
Ellston Library
Lyle Boone
Area residents will get a second
chance to test their work-readiness
skills at an upcoming examina-
Testing that could lead to a Na-
tional Career Readiness Certificate
will be held Wednesday, Septem-
ber 4 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at Mount
Ayr Community high school.
The tests measure “real world”
workplace skills such as compe-
tence in applied mathematics, lo-
cating information and reading for
Iowa’s NCRC is a portable,
evidence-based credential that
measures essential workplace
skills and is a reliable predictor of
workplace success. This ACT cre-
dential is used across all sectors of
the economy. Over 250 employers
n the surrounding eight counties
perfer applicants have the creden-
tial when applying for jobs.
Wendy Greenman, youth em-
ployment services specialist with
IowaWorks, listed several advan-
tages to obtaining the NCR Certifi-
cate, including having an advan-
tage over other applicants who do
not possess the certificate, deter-
mining areas for skill improvment
and training and possible career
She noted businesses may re-
quest testing may be arranged on
their business site for employees.
The examinations are currently
offered free of charge to Iowans.
Mount Ayr high school prin-
cipal Lynne Wallace agrees with
the benefits of the NCR certificate.
She told the school board Monday
night she would like to see all ju-
niors and seniors take the NCR ex-
ams. She has scheduled time dur-
ing high school testing periods to
administer the tests.
Those interested in reserving a
seat at the upcoming examination
should call IowaWorks at 641-782-
2119, ext. 2.
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Hy-Vee and the Mount Ayr
Community Raider Football Squad
have paired up once more
to benefit the Ringgold County
Neighborhood Center
Again, for each quarterback sack the Raiders
achieve against their opponents, Hy-Vee will
donate one sack of groceries to the Neighborhood
Center. Last year’s sack total was 32 – a great
accomplishment – but a number that we know the
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The Mount Ayr Community
activities department has an-
nounced it annual Fall Sports
Kick-off will be held Friday, Au-
gust 23.
The volleyball team will open
the Kick-off at 3:30 p.m. with a
scrimmage in the high school
The event will feature a
cook-out by the MAC Athletic
Boosters beginning at 5:30 p.m.,
introductions of players and
coaches for the volleyball and
cross country teams as well as
performances by the Sparks drill
team and fall cheerleaders. The
football team will also hold its
Black/White scrimmage set to
begin at 7 p.m.
A special addition to
this year’s Kick-off event is
Chrysler’s Drive for the Kids
Between 5-8 p.m. in the east
parking lot, parents and guests
will have the opportunity to earn
a $10 contribution for the school
from the Chrysler brand by tak-
ing a test drive in the award-
winning 2013 Chrysler Town &
Country minivan. Any licensed
driver aged 18 and over may
drive and earn $10 for the Mount
Ayr Community athletic fund.
There is no limit to the number
of drives.
“All of the money raised will
support all sports, not just the
fall sports” said MAC activities
director Delwyn Showalter. “We
would like to get as many people
as possible to participate. This is
a great opportunity to raise funds
for athletics without costing our
local supporters one dime.”
Showalter thanked the Glen-
denning Motor Company of
Mount Ayr for partnering with
Fall Kick-off to
bring plenty of
action Friday
the school.
Glendenning’s will provide
2013 model Chrysler brand ve-
hicles along with dealership per-
sonnel volunteering their time to
answer any questions.
“We enjoy working with the
schools and are looking forward
to the opportunity to support
kids,” said Paul Glendenning of
Glendennig Motor Company.
“Drive for the Kids fundraisers
are a lot of fun. Everyone works
together to help the kids.”
At the conclusion of the na-
tionwide program, the school with
the highest number of test drives
in each one of the five geographic
regions (Northeast, Southeast,
Midwest, Central and West) will
win an additional $5,000, for a to-
tal of $25,000 in additional fund-
ing from Chrysler through the
Drive for the Kids program.
Test drive participants are
also automatically entered into
the 2013 Chrysler Sweepstakes
for a chance to win a credit in
the amount of $45,000 to he used
towards the purchase of any eligi-
ble Chrysler group vehicle from
the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep®, Ram
or Fiat brands.
Other attractions during the
Kick-off feature games and con-
tests for all ages, including a
punt, pass and kick-style event
and a tug-of-war. Fans may bid
on items in a silent auction, and
Raider merchandise will also be
for sale throughout the evening.
Players will also sign autographs
during the event.
A dance for middle and high
school students in the east park-
ing lot sponsored by the volley-
ball team will conclude the eve-
ning’s activities.
Katelyn Warin, of Maloy, receives a 2013 Iowa Beef Breeds Scholarship
during the 2013 4-H Breeding Beef Parade of Champions at the Iowa
Warin awarded scholarship
22 players report for 2013
Raiderette volleyball team
Mount Ayr Community head
volleyball coach Tori Braby has
welcomed 22 players to the 2013
Included in that number are
three seniors among five returning
letter winners.
Senior letter-winner Paige
Daughton is a 5’7” outside hitter
who Braby describes as a “full ro-
tation player.”
Termed a “team leader” by
coach Braby, Brook Rychnovsky,
another senior letter winner, will
play the libero position.
The third senior letter winner is
Leah Klejch who will be a middle
hitter for the Raiderettes.
Two juniors round out the re-
turning letter winners. Allie Shields
will play outside hitter, and Shelbie
Greene moves from hitter to setter
this season.
New prospects for the Raider-
ettes include three freshmen. Kel-
cie Shields is a 6-foot middle hitter
who Braby calls a “powerhouse”
and “someone to watch” this sea-
son. Blair Glendenning is a “great
leader and passer” while Macy
Larsen, a “great hustler and work-
er,” will play setter.
Coming off a 5-22 season over,
2-8 in the Pride of Iowa confer-
ence, coach Braby sees her team
competing for a top-five spot in
the conference. “I’m predicting a
lot of competition fighting for the
top spots,” she said. “Pleasantville,
East Union, Martensdale-St. Marys
and I-35 are always tough.”
The Raiderettes must find a
way to fill the shoes of two gradu-
ated seniors from last year’s team.
Outstanding outside hitter Madi-
son Hosfield has recently signed
Five letter winners return for coach Braby
These three senior letter winners - (L-R) outside hitter Paige Daughton,
libero Brook Rychnovsky and middle hitter Leah Klejch - will provide the
leadership for the 2013 Raiderette volleyball team. Interestingly, all three
players are also planning to participate in meets with the cross country
team as their schedule permits.
to play volleyball at AIB College
of Business. The Raiderettes will
also miss the work of setter Caitlyn
This season will mark Braby’s
first stint as a head coach, although
she has two years’ experience as
an assistant in Mount Ayr as well
as coaching under her father Jerry
Shields at Murray.
Joining Braby as assistant this
year will be John Larsen, who pre-
viously coached Raiderette volley-
ball for nine seasons a number of
years ago.
The complete roster for the
Raiderettes includes seniors Paige
Daughton, Brook Rychnovsky
and Leah Klejch; juniors Shelbie
Greene, Hannah Glendenning,
Allie Shields, Shelby Comer and
Baylee Arends; sophomores Tay-
lor Wilson, Ashton Quick, Shaley
Miller, Maddie Mobley, Kirsten
Dolecheck, Laura Davison and Ica
Hauge; and freshmen Sadie Frost,
Macy Larsen, Kelcie Shields, Tessa
Shields, Blair Glendenning, Brylea
Stark and Cheyenne Haveman.
The Raiderettes open the 2013
campaign on August 29 with a
triangular at Bedford. Their home
opener comes on September 12
against Wayne. The Iowa Department of Natu-
ral Resources has released a fish-
ing report for the period ending
Thursday, August 15. The report is
compiled from information gath-
ered from local bait shops, angler
creel surveys and county and state
parks staff.
Lake Icaria (Adams):
The water clarity is fairly good
and temperatures are in the mid 70s.
Bluegill - Fair: A few bluegill can
be caught from the fish mounds.
Crappie - Fair: Crappie are hang-
ing around the fish mounds and the
edges of the tree piles.
Little River Watershed Lake
Water level is near full and the
lake is easily accessible. Channel
Catfish - Fair: A lot of mid-sized
channel catfish are being caught
from shoreline areas. Small liver
chunks and stink baits are working
the best.
Green Valley Lake (Union):
The water levels are normal.
Some algae is present but not ex-
cessive. The water temperature is
in the mid 70s. Bluegill - Fair: A
few bluegill are being caught from
the edges of the rooted vegetation
and fish mounds. Crappie - Fair:
The crappie are on the fish mounds
Fishing “fair” in area waters
and the stake beds.
Three Mile Lake (Union):
The water level is near normal.
Channel Catfish - Fair: Channel
catfish are biting on liver and stink
baits. Yellow Bass - Fair: A lot of
small yellow bass are being caught
on small crawlers or jigs. Wiper
(Hybrid Striped Bass) - Fair: An-
glers are catching a few wipers on
small liver chunks on the bottom
or suspended just off the bottom.
Twelve Mile Creek Lake
The water quality is fair and
temps are in the mid 70s. Bluegill
- Good: Some nice bluegill are be-
ing caught from the edges of the
rooted vegetation. Small jigs and
small crawlers seem to be work-
ing the best. Crappie - Fair: Sev-
eral crappie can be caught from the
edges of the vegetation and the fish
mounds. Walleye - Slow: A few
walleye have been caught from the
steep shoreline areas and deeper
rocky areas.
The Ringgold County chapter
of Pheasants Forever is seeking
participants for a Youth-Mentored
Hunt during the mourning dove
season opener Sunday, September
A Youth-Mentored Hunt al-
lows children to hunt under the
direct guidance of an adult mentor.
Pheasants Forever will provide ac-
cess to ammunition and firearms
for qualified youth participants
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firearm and field safety.
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Ringgold county at the Iowa State
Fair have been announced.
Stock dogs
Bob Johnson of Tingley won a
number of awards at the Stock Dog
Trials. Titles were awarded in two
classes. Open class competition
was open to experienced teams
while Ranch class was for less ex-
perienced dogs.
In the cattle division Johnson
placed first in the ranch competiton
and fourth in the open class.
In the sheep division Johnson
grabbed both first and second place
in the open class and second place
in the ranch class.
Holmes Cattle Company of
Benton captured reserve champion
in the “all other breed steers” cat-
egory and second place in the An-
gus heifers and Simmental steers
divisions at the Beef Feeder Calf
In the Maine-Anjou Beef show,
Adelyda Ebersole of Kellerton
showed ECC Blackbird 081X, the
reserve champion MT cow/calf.
Ebersole also showed ECC Black-
hawk 301A, the first-place MT Ju-
Ringgold County well
represented at State Fair
The Mount Ayr Ag Mechanics class was awarded second place for their Farmall M in the group category for
FFA tractor restoration. Pictured are members of the class: (L-R) Jesse Ruby, Tucker Winemiller, Lincoln Mar-
tin and Austin Quick. Not pictured, Riley Weehler. Approximately 90 tractors restored by FFA members were
entered at the Iowa State Fair.
Morgan Quick took first place in barrel racing for the second consecutive year. She also won many purples and
blues in her riding and speed events.
nior Bull Calf born between Janu-
ary 1 and February 28.
Pedal pull
Jacob Novak, son of Jeremy
and Amy Novak, received second
place and James Shiflett, son of
Tom Shiflett and Monica Casteel,
received fifth place in the eight-
year-old boys pedal pull at the
Iowa State Fair.
In the woodworking competi-
tion Jeremiah (Jerry) Murphy of
Mount Ayr was awarded second
place in the table division and hon-
orable mention in the senior citizen
Fine arts
Rebecca Abarr of Redding won
first place in the fiber division of
the fine arts competition.
The Mount Ayr FFA chapter
was awarded second place in the
“Group of Two or More Tractors”
division of the FFA Agricultural
Mechanics Technology competi-
Matthew Weeda of Mount Ayr
placed third in the Black Face
Yearling Ram division at the Weth-
er Sire/Dam Sheep Show.
Judy Kiburz-Harrison of Mount
Ayr placed first in the desserts divi-
sion of the Cooking with Sorghum
She earned another first in the
banana nut bread division and sec-
ond place overall in the Chiquita
Ultimate Banana Bread competi-
Kiburz-Harrison also placed
third overall in the breads and rolls
competition and in the Innovative
Chocolate contest.
Pamela Cooper of Mount Ayr
took home first place and $100
in the Quality, Not Quantity food
contest at the 2013 Iowa State
Fair. This is the second year in a
row Cooper has taken this honor.
The Quality, Not Quantity con-
test asked entrants to create small
portions of food that were big on
flavor. Dishes were low in fat and
carbohydrates, included at least 18
grams of protein and were no more
than one cup in total volume.
Cooper also placed third in the
My Favorite Ice Cream Topping
Barbara Kiburz of Tingley won
first place and a $35 cash award in
the Danish Desserts competition
Triggs Show Pigs of Mount
Ayr captured Champion Gilt hon-
ors along with a number of other
places in the Spotted Swine Show.
During the competition animals
are divided according to farrowing
date based on the other animals en-
tered in the competition.
In the gilt competition Triggs
captured a first-, third- and sixth-
place award.
In the boar competition they
garnered a fourth- and sixth-place
Nadine Dryer of Ellston placed
third in the Glitzy or Glamorous
division of the Marvelous Hat con-
test held as part of the annual Red
Hat Day activities at the Fair.
Chicken calling
JoAnn Pollock of Mount Ayr
earned third place in the ladies’ di-
vision of the chicken calling con-
Sarah and Megan Reasoner of
Ellston won a number of awards in
the Youth Dairy Goat show.
Sarah showed the Junior Cham-
pion and Megan the Junior Reserve
Champion in the Rec. Grade divi-
Megan also showed the Junior
Reserve Champion on the nubian
Miniature trucks
JP Whittington of Diagonal
placed first in the “Bully” (age
11-and-up) division in the 4x4
Stomper Pull contest.
Entrants hitched certified
weights to their battery-operated,
handmade miniature trucks to see
who could pull the farthest dis-
tance in 20 seconds.
Educational presentation
Hallie Still received a merit
award for her presentation “Alco-
hol Ink Coasters.”
4-H/FFA Livestock
Blue ribbons were been award-
ed to Addie Ebersole in Black Face
Commercial Ewe – Div. 3, Market
Lamb and Sheep Showmanship –
Intermediate. Ebersole also won a
purple in Performance Lamb Live
– Div. 1.
Johnathan and Tyler Triggs
picked up blue ribbons for Swine
Showmanship – Senior.
Caylie Hickman captured a
blue ribbon in Beef Showmanship
Gr. 7-8 and another blue for her
Simmental heifer.
Ryker Hickman brought home
blue ribbons for Beef of Merit -
Window A - High Cutability Grid
Market, Simmental heifer and Sim-
mental steers. He also won purple
in Beef Showmanship Gr. 5-6.
Paige Lynch captured a blue
ribbon with her Maine-Anjou
steers. She also received a purple
for her commercial heifers.
Megan Warin received purple
ribbons in Beef Showmanship Gr.
7-8 and with her Simmental heif-
Haylea England captured a pair
of purple ribbons for her market
heifers and her crossbred steers.
Cassidy Becker won a purple
ribbon for Beef Showmanship Gr.
April Shields also received pur-
ple for her Maine-Anjou steers.
Dairy goats
Megan Reasoner won a blue
ribbon for her entry in the Nubian
- six months and under one year
contest. She also won purple rib-
bons in the Nubian - four months
and under five months, Rec.
Grades - one year and under two
years (Junior Champion), Nubian -
six months and under one year (Ju-
nior Reserve Champion), and two
entries in the Nubian - one year
and under two years division.
Sarah Reasoner brought home
a blue ribbon in the Alpine - six
months and under one year divi-
sion. She also scored purples in the
Rec. Grades - under four months,
Rec. Grades - four months and un-
der five months and Rec. Grades
- six months and under one year
(Junior Champion Rec. Grades)
(Left) Mount Ayr FFA President
Hagan Willis (at left) visits with
Past President Johnathan Triggs.
Triggs drove the FFA restored trac-
tor in the FFA Parade of Champions
the following day. The Mount Ayr
FFA Chapter was asked to pull the
grand prize Kiefer Built equipment
trailer for the overall tractor res-
toration winner. Each year Kiefer
sponsors an equipment trailer for
the overall winner. Triggs was at
the fair showing hogs, a long-time
family tradition.
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The annual meeting of the Ringgold County Bowling Association
and fall bowling league organization meetings will be held at 6:30 p.m.
on Thursday, August 22, at Lucky Lanes.
All association members and representatives of the mens’, ladies’,
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The USDA has released its lat-
est crop estimates for the upcom-
ing harvest season.
Iowa’s corn production is fore-
cast at 2.20 billion bushels, 17
percent above the 2012 production
according to the USDA National
Agricultural Statistics Service –
Crop Production report. As of
August 1, Iowa’s corn crop is fore-
cast to yield 163 bushels per acre.
Corn planted and harvested for
grain acreage is estimated at 14.0
million and 13.5 million acres, re-
Forecasted production is up in
all districts, while acres harvested
are down in all districts. Forecast-
ed corn yields are up from 2012 in
all districts. The largest increases
are forecasted in the Southeast
and South Central districts, where
yields are expected to be up 37 and
70 percent, respectively. Yields in
the remaining districts are forecast
to be up seven to 32 percent.
Soybean production is forecast
at 434 million bushels, up from last
year’s production of 414 million
bushels. The August 1 yield fore-
cast of 46 bushels per acre is up 1.5
bushels from 2012. Iowa farmers
planted 9.50 million acres of soy-
beans and plan to harvest 9.43 mil-
lion acres.
Production is forecast to be up
from 2012 in six districts but down
in the Northwest, North Central,
and Central districts.
Forecasted soybean acres to be
harvested increased from 2012 in
all districts but decreased in the
South Central and Southeast dis-
Forecasted yields ranged from
a decrease of six percent in North
Central Iowa to an increase of 16
percent in the Southwest.
All crop forecasts in this report
are based on conditions on August
1 and do not reflect weather effects
since that time.
The next district corn and soy-
Caroline McAlexander, 12, of Ellston, and Emma Cockburn, 13, of Green-
field, perform a clogging duet in the Bill Riley Talent Search at the Iowa
Clogging at the fair
The following is a roster of
school district personnel as the
2013-2014 school year opens:
Courtney Adams, SPED-ele-
Sherry Adams, Second Chance
Stacey Andresen, PK-12 nurse;
Betsy Budach, kindergarten;
Mark Budach, business ed/BPA/
MS football, basketball, track;
Carol Cason, K-6 vocal/5-6
band/cheer coach;
Gilberto Castreje, Spanish;
Joe Catanzareti, language arts/
MS football, basketball, track;
Susie Catanzareti, Vo-Ag/FFA;
Beth Christner, pre-school;
Katie Coulson, kindergarten;
Pam Cross, social studies (90-
day contract);
Kim Curry, technology direc-
Joe Drake, superintendent;
Eric Ehlen, MS PE (half-time
Creston)/wrestling coach;
Chris Elwood, elementary prin-
cipal/MS boys BB;
Madison Esch, second grade;
Jessica Frost, fifth grade;
Jodie Geist, SPED-sec/TAP/
grant writer;
Barb Gerber, FACS/elem. guid-
Scott Giles, MS/HS industrial
Tracy Giles, first grade;
Kristen Graham, first grade;
Jody Greene, fourth grade;
Dara Greenland, junior kinder-
Fay Howie, HS science;
Donna Kemery, Title I;
Ranae Klinkefus, fifth grade/
HS softball/assist. HS girls BB;
Shaun Kniep, English/drama/
Bethany Knox, SPED-elem;
Derek Lambert, HS PE/co-head
HS FB/weighlifting;
Debbie Larsen, elem. PE/HS
girls track, MS/HS cross country;
School personnel roster as
2013-2014 school year opens
John Larsen, HS guidance/as-
sist. HS girls track/assist. VB;
Tori Larsen, SPED-sec;
Amy Levine, SPED-elem;
Debra Lynch, fourth grade;
Bryant McCabe, sixth grade/
MS boys BB;
Frank Mueller, SPED-sec;
Stasia Nickle, first grade;
Chandra Poore, SPED-sec/Spe-
cial Olympics;
Kris Quick, early childhood/
SPED coordinator/assist. drill
Aaron Riley, K-12 art/drivers’
Brandie Ruggles, SPED-sec/
MS VB and G track;
Bret Ruggles, MS science/
TAG/B basketball;
Melissa Shennum, SPED-elem;
Delwyn Showalter, alternative
school/activities director/co-head
Valle Smith, Title I/school im-
provement coordinator;
Darla Sobotka, third grade;
Abby Stephens, social studies;
Danielle Stewart, SPED-elem;
Julie Stewart, sixth grade;
Crystal Storhoff, second grade/
Greg Storhoff, instrumental
Thad Streit, MS health/HS sci-
ence/girls basketball;
Karen Taylor, second grade;
Charissa Thornton, SPED-el-
Jane Uhlenkamp, K-6 art/Title
Kurt Wallace, industrial tech/
math/assist. track/MS wrestling;
Lynne Wallace, 7-12 principal;
Jill Weehler, third grade;
Sally Young, MS math/MS G
Heidi Albaugh, assoc. SPED-
Diana Arends, HS principal
Barb Belzer, assoc. Voc Rehab
Tori Braby, assoc. SPED-sec/
MS softball and G BB/head VB;
Janette Campbell, board secre-
Jules Daughton, MS G BB/as-
sist. HS SB;
Andrew Drake, assoc. SPED-
Brad Elliott, HS track/volunteer
John Ford, assist HS wrestling;
Betty Groves, guidance secre-
Jeff Levine, Assist. B BB;
Annette Lyden, assoc. SPED-
Andrea Main, assoc. SPED-
Heather Martin, assoc. SPED-
Colleen Minnick, assoc. SPED-
Mindy Minnick, assoc. SPED-
Nicole Minnick, assoc. SPED-
Gayla Moon, assoc. SPED-sec;
Betty Newton, assoc. SPED-
Amanda Overholser, assoc.
Angela Reynolds, SFL;
Tanner Rinehart, baseball/vol-
unteer FB;
Christi Shields, assoc. SPED/
HS cheer/MS VB;
Tara Shields, assoc. SPED-el-
David Showalter, HS assist.
baseball/MS baseball;
Kalian Smith, drill team;
Cindy Stephens, elem. principal
Bonnie Still, assoc. SPED-sec;
Anne Taylor, assoc. SPED-el-
Kathy Triggs, assoc. SPED-
Mabel Trujillo, ELL/assoc.
Donna Warin, SPED secretary/
court liaison;
Aleha Whittington, clerical as-
Elaine Willis, assoc. SPED-
Tiffany Wimer, flags;
Debbie Yoder, superintendent
secretary/transportation secretary;
Mike Zarr, HS bowling.
David Groves, route driver;
Ken Markley, route driver;
Bart Shields, route driver;
Ron Sickels, route driver;
James Smith, route driver;
Dick Still, mechanic/transpor-
tation supervisor;
Faye Stull, route driver.
Food service
Lisa Constant, cook;
Tawnya Jones, director/head
Pat Kemery, cook;
Debbie Shields, cook;
Cathy Swank, cook;
Lori Wilson, cook;
Shelley Wimer, cook.
Dean Blades, custodian-HS;
Josh Hanawalt, lead elem. cus-
Kurt Larsen, custodian-elem;
Todd Minnick, custodian-HS;
Clint Poore, head custodian;
Allan Schafer, custodian-HS.
Leonard Swank displays a con-
joined cantaloupe that came from
his garden.
USDA releases latest
Iowa crop estimates
bean production forecasts, based
on conditions as of September 1,
will be released on September 12.
Iowans should feel free to eat fresh produce and enjoy summer’s
bounty, but also take care to handle these foods safely, according to
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
“Fruits and vegetables are good — good tasting and good for your
health,” said Catherine Strohbehn, a professor and extension special-
ist in hotel, restaurant and institution management. Strohbehn’s re-
search areas include food safety, local and regional food systems, and
retail foodservices.
“Fresh produce is a food that may have the presence of pathogens
— it is a raw agricultural product that grows in the soil after all — and
it may have been treated with chemicals used to improve production
and control for harmful insects. However, there is far greater danger
to overall health in not eating fruits and vegetables than in consuming
them. Most folks enjoy fresh produce – particularly when they grow
it themselves or visit with the producer,” Strohbehn said.
Whether the produce came from the garden, the farmers’ market
or the grocery store, consumers should take some precautions, Stroh-
behn said. “Namely, wash your hands and the product before eating
it, even if it has a peel.”
Strohbehn suggests washing produce under running water and
draining it, rather than washing it in a container of water — give it a
shower rather than a bath. This increases the likelihood of washing
away potential contaminants. Also, make sure that food contact sur-
faces, such as cutting boards, colanders or countertops, are clean and
sanitary so that contaminants won’t be introduced to the produce.
The recent cyclospora outbreak has some people wondering
whether prepackaged produce should be washed. In July the Iowa
Department of Public Health, in cooperation with the Iowa Depart-
ment of Inspections and Appeals, local public health officials, the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Food and Drug
Administration, determined that a pre-packaged salad mixture was
the source of Iowa’s cyclospora outbreak. Cyclospora is a parasite
that is transferred to food through water, soil or humans who are in-
fected by the parasite.
The bagged lettuce implicated in the recent cyclospora outbreak
has worked through the food supply, Strohbehn noted. But with any
packaged produce, “first check whether the label says ‘ready to eat.’
Not all bagged salads are washed sufficiently to earn this label.”
It is not recommended that consumers wash ready-to-eat pre-
washed bagged greens again, Strohbehn said. “Rewashing washed
product labeled as ready to eat may pose more risks due to the pos-
sibility of recontamination.”
Other action steps consumers can take include making good pro-
duce selection decisions, Strohbehn said. If buying at a farmers’ mar-
ket or from local sources, ask the growers if they have taken an on-
farm food safety workshop; look for a certificate posted at their stand
documenting that they have completed this type of training. National
certification programs do not guarantee safe produce, but food safety
education indicates the person has knowledge on safe food handling.
At the grocery store, look for good quality produce — no mold, bruis-
es or shriveling.
Fresh Vegetable Guide, PM 2034, identifies quality factors and
handling practices. The publication is available for free download
from the Extension Online Store,
For more information on food safety, contact an ISU Extension
and Outreach nutrition and health specialist, http://www.extension.
Eat fresh produce,
but handle it safely
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One tool the Iowa Department
of Transportation is using to fulfill
its mission to be “Smarter, Sim-
pler & Customer Driver” is a new
application to organize all other
Iowa DOT apps designed for smart
phones and tablets.
Instead of making our custom-
ers search for each individual app
developed by the Iowa DOT or
business partners, the agency is
providing all the apps in one “con-
tainer” app called myIowaDOT,
which is available for download on
both Apple and Android devices.
The myIowaDOT app is avail-
able on Apple devices through the
iTunes Store or on Android devices
through Google Play by searching
for myIowaDOT.
There is no charge for any of the
Iowa DOT apps and users should
be wary of any driver’s license or
other DOT-related app that charges
a fee.
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The Ringgold Raider Youth Football
and Cheerleading Program is taking
bids for team and individual pictures.
Submit price sheet, sample of your work,
dates you are available in September (after 3:30
p.m.) and turn-around time by Tuesday, August
27, to Angela Reynolds at the Mount Ayr
Community Elementary.
You may email this information to:
or drop it by the Elementary Office
Friday, August 23 Friday, August 23
MACHS Football Field • Free Admission MACHS Football Field • Free Admission
◆Volleyball Scrimmage – 3:30 p.m. (HS Gym) ◆Volleyball Scrimmage – 3:30 p.m. (HS Gym)
◆ Grilling – Starts 5:30 p.m., Freewill Donation ◆ Grilling – Starts 5:30 p.m., Freewill Donation
◆ Black and White Game – 7 p.m. ◆ Black and White Game – 7 p.m.
◆Chrysler Drive for the Kids – 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. ◆Chrysler Drive for the Kids – 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
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school! school!
◆ Games and Contests for Kids and Adults ◆ Games and Contests for Kids and Adults
◆ Prizes and Giveaways! ◆ Prizes and Giveaways!
◆ Silent Auction Items ◆ Silent Auction Items
◆ Raider Store Merchandise for sale ◆ Raider Store Merchandise for sale
◆ Players to Sign Autographs after the game ◆ Players to Sign Autographs after the game
◆ Back-To-School Dance afterward for Middle ◆ Back-To-School Dance afterward for Middle
School and High School students School and High School students
…is hereby given to the qualified electors of the Mount Ayr and
Diagonal Community School Districts in the County of Ringgold,
State of Iowa, that the regular election in and for said School
Districts will be held Tuesday, the 10th day of September, 2013.
Positions to be filled are shown on the sample ballot accompanying
this publication.
…is also given to the qualified electors of the Southwestern
Community College (Merged Area XIV), in the Counties of Adair,
Adams, Taylor, Montgomery, Ringgold, Decatur, Clarke, Union,
Madison, Lucas, Pottawattamie, Wayne and Page, all in the State of
Iowa, that the regular election in and for said District will be held
Tuesday, the 10th day of September, 2013. Positions to be filled and
any Public Measures are shown on the sample ballot accompanying
this publication.
Polls will be open from 12 o’clock noon until 8:00 p.m. at the
following location:
Mount Ayr Community School District:
Ringgold County Courthouse Lobby
Diagonal Community School District:
Diagonal Community Building
Voters will not be allowed to vote at any polling place other than
those listed above. (Chapter 49.3 and 49.11, Code of Iowa)
At the election all of the qualified electors of said districts are
hereby notified to appear at the time and place. All voters are also
advised as to the requirements of VOTER REGISTRATION in order
to vote at the election.
Any voter who is physically unable to enter a polling place has
the right to vote in the voter’s vehicle. For further information,
please contact the county auditor’s office at the telephone number or
email address listed below. Electors with any disability that need an
accommodation to participate in this election should contact the
Ringgold County Election Office at telephone number 641-464-3239
or by email at for assistance.
The above Notice of Election is given by order of the Mount Ayr
and Diagonal Community School Boards, the Merged Area XIV
Board of Directors and the Ringgold County Commissioner of
Ringgold County
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News County Columns
Joan Jackson • 785-2210
August 19 - Sunday lunch
guests of Wendell and Joan Jack-
son were Erin, Charyti, Earl, Logan
and Isabelle Jackson of Maryville,
MO and Curt Jackson of Maloy.
Saturday the Tyler Henson
family enjoyed Arts in The Park
in Grant City, MO. Tanner Parman
sang a solo during the event.
Dick, Joyce and Payton Weehler
returned Thursday from spending a
few days in Saint Louis, MO. They
took in some of the sites there in-
cluding two Cardinals baseball
Craig and Kathi Braby visited
with friends in the home of Jeremy
and Tori Larsen Friday evening.
Several in the community
spent time at the Iowa State Fair.
The Mobley family was there for
11 days taking in the sites. Gracie
celebrated her 12th birthday there.
She was able to take in her first
concert while at the fair. Maddie
Mobley also attended a concert
The Tyler Henson family was at
the fair Thursday and Friday. Kev-
in, Melanie, Wyatt and Hannah
Jackson were there Friday through
Wyatt Jackson, along with
friends Lew Knapp, Ethan McGill
and Trevor Anderson, created a
video called “Hidden Sniper” for
the film festival at the state fair.
The judges were impressed with
their use of appropriate props, lo-
cations and special effects. They
stated that the boys were “ahead of
their time” with the amount of dif-
ficulty and such. After the judging
the boys had a chance to take a tour
of KCWI.
The Joe Warin family enjoyed
camping with friends at the state
fair with the Clearfield Lions Club.
They helped with the shuttle bus-
Richard and Carole Davison
spent some days at the fair.
Robert Davison competed in the
tractor pull Wednesday at the fair.
He placed third. Former Maloy
resident, Cody Shay, also pulled at
the fair. Curt Jackson attended the
pulls that day.
Joan Jackson attended grave-
side services Tuesday for former
classmate Roger Horne. Before the
services Joan and Ann Ferguson
enjoyed lunch together.
Katelyn Warin volunteered with
the Iowa Beef Council at the fair.
She was recognized during the 4-H
Parade of Champions as being a
recipient of the Iowa Junior Beef
Breeds Association Scholarship.
Middle school orientation was
held Thursday evening. Students
accompanied by their parents who
attended were Hannah Jackson,
Amber Davison, Paige Lynch and
Emma Mobley. Laura Davison and
Maddie Mobley helped with the
tech squad that night.
Jensen Stewart spent a few days
visiting with family and friends
before she heads back to college.
She will be a student at University
of Northern Iowa this fall.
Friday and Saturday Robert
and Laura Davison went to tractor
pulls in Wisner, NE.
Megan Warin showed her Sim-
mental heifer during the 4-H breed-
ing beef show. She won her class.
She also received a purple ribbon,
which qualified her for the cham-
pionship drive in showmanship for
grades seven and eight.
Saturday the Henson family at-
tended the Blockton reunion.
Thursday evening the Neil
Weehlers and Kevin Jacksons at-
tended the football parents’ night.
Tanner Parman started Little
Tiger football camp in Grant City,
MO Saturday.
Mount Ayr Health
Care Center
Activities Staff
August 19 - Summer is winding
down and the Iowa State Fair has
came and gone. Although residents
didn’t get to go to the Iowa State
Fair, there were several activities
about the fair this past week.
The weather has been gorgeous
and several residents took advan-
tage of it by going out to enjoy it.
Doris South enjoyed going out for
a ride and to eat with Kay Pratt.
Shirley McAlexander went out
with her folks, Ken and Virginia
McAlexander. Ruth Angus went
out with Marie Still. Maxine Wer-
ner enjoyed an outing with Nancy
and Race Kelly. Larry Campbell
enjoyed a pickup ride with his son,
Curtis Campbell.
Those who had lunch guests
this week were Georgia Kinney
who had Becky Fletchall as her
lunch guest and Ada Stanley who
enjoyed guest, Susan Stanley. Bev
Moore had a picnic lunch on the
patio with family members Vera
Moore, Korbie and Kade Mu-
noz, Mallory Keeney and Gentry,
Bailey, Blexley and Jack Burton.
Sylvia Hall had lunch with her
daughter, Phyllis Sickels. Larry
Campbell enjoyed having lunch
with Curtis Campbell.
Staff at Mount Ayr Health Care
and Maple Ridge Assisted Living
would like to extend sympathy to
the family and friends of Ed King.
Ed was a special person and will
be sadly missed by all whose lives
Continued on page 13
From late-August through La-
bor Day, city, county and state po-
lice will be out in force as part of
the annual nationwide “Drive So-
ber or Get Pulled Over” crackdown
on drunk driving. The crackdown,
which will include high-visibility
enforcement throughout Iowa, will
run from August 26 through Sep-
tember 8.
The effective nationwide drunk
driving crackdown will include
high-visibility enforcement and
will be supported by national paid
advertising, creating a compre-
hensive campaign to curb drunk
driving in August and through the
Labor Day holiday weekend. Iowa
ranks second as having the lowest
number of alcohol related fatalities
in the nation.
While it is illegal to drive drunk
(having a blood alcohol concen-
tration of .08 or higher) in all 50
states, far too many people across
the nation get behind the wheel af-
ter consuming too much alcohol.
The latest statistics from the Na-
tional Highway Traffic Safety Ad-
ministration underscore the serious
Traffic crackdown
coming August 26 -
September 8
nature of the nation’s continuing
drunk driving epidemic.
“Every year, about one third
of all motor vehicle traffic deaths
involve one or more drunk driv-
ers or motorcycle operators,” said
Colonel David Garrison – Chief
of the Iowa State Patrol. “In 2011
9,878 people died across the nation
in crashes involving drunk drivers.
That is approximately one drunken
driving fatality every 53 minutes.”
During last year’s Labor Day
holiday, there were no reported
alcohol-related fatalities; however,
there were four fatalities.
“Research has shown that high-
visibility enforcement like the
Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
campaign reduces drunken driving
fatalities by as much as 20 percent.
By joining this nationwide effort,
we will make Iowa’s roadways
safer for everyone throughout the
Labor Day period,” said Colonel
“Driving drunk is simply not
worth the risk. So don’t take the
chance. Remember, we will be
out in force and we will be watch-
ing, so Drive Sober or Get Pulled
Over,” said Colonel Garrison.
For more information, visit the
“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over”
campaign headquarters at www.
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Preserving food by canning in
the oven has been a hot topic this
summer. It seems everyone is
looking for a shortcut to preserve
food at home.
However, oven canning is not
a safe shortcut, according to Barb
Fuller, nutrition and health special-
ist and a master food safety advisor
for Iowa State University Exten-
sion and Outreach.
“Many individuals have shared
they have tried, or have heard
about, oven canning,” said Fuller.
“Just because a jar is sealed doesn’t
mean the food inside is safe to
eat. I’ve had people say to me- ‘I
haven’t gotten sick from it.’ I tell
them they are probably very lucky!
Botulism is a big concern.”
Very often, a trusted and well-
meaning friend or relative has
shared information about canning
in the oven as a simple way to can
food. Others have found informa-
tion off the internet promoting it as
a “quick and easy” method.
Food “processed” in the oven
will not necessarily be heated hot
enough or long enough to produce
a safe product. Oven regulators
may not be very accurate, and the
hot air in the oven may not circu-
late efficiently enough to heat the
food in the jars. In addition, dry
heat penetrates jars very slow-
ly. Canning jars are not designed
for dry heating either.
“People spend a great deal of
money, time, and energy canning
food,” added Fuller. “It is disheart-
ening to tell someone their (im-
properly) canned food could make
someone they love very sick.”
Fuller urges everyone to be
sure to only use research-based
methods and tested recipes for safe
home food preservation.
Iowa State University Exten-
sion and Outreach is an excellent
source of this information. Go to
for publications and recipes. In the
search box (upper right corner),
enter the name or number of publi-
Canning Fruits (PM 1043)
Canning Vegetables (PM 1044)
Canning Fruit Spreads (PM
Canning Pickled Products (PM
Canning and Freezing Toma-
toes (PM 638)
Canning Meats, Poultry, Wild
Game, and Fish (PM 3021)
Freezing Fruits and Vegetables
(PM 1045)
For more information, contact
Barb Fuller at 641-202-1843 or at You can also
call ISU Extension and Outreach’s
AnswerLine at (800) 262-3804 to
talk directly with a home econo-
mist. AnswerLine hours are Mon-
day-Friday from 9:00 a.m.-noon
and from 1-4 p.m..
Extension: Oven
canning unsafe
News & Notes
Judy Hensley
Thursday, August 22, 2013 Mount Ayr Record-News 13
County Columns Public Notices
Continued on page 14
Be It Enacted by the city council
of the City of Mount Ayr, Iowa:
MODIFIED. Subsection 2 of Section
92.05 of the Code of Ordinances of
the city of Mount Ayr, Iowa, 2007, is
repealed and the following adopted
in lieu thereof:
2. Notice to Landlords. If the
customer is a tenant, and if the
owner or landlord of the prop-
erty or premises has made a
written request for notice, the
notice of delinquency shall also
be given to the owner or land-
lord. If the customer is a tenant
and requests a change of name
for service under the account,
such request shall be sent to the
owner or landlord of the prop-
erty if the owner or landlord
has made a written request for
notice of any change of name
for service under the account to
the rental property.
IFIED. Section 92.07 of the code of
Ordinances of the City of Mount Ayr,
Iowa, 2007, is repealed and the fol-
lowing adopted in lieu thereof:
(Code of Iowa, Sec. 384.84)
1. Water Service Exemption.
The lien for nonpayment shall
not apply to charges for water
service to a residential or com-
mercial rental property where
water service is separately me-
tered and the rates or charges
for the water service are paid
directly to the City by the ten-
ant, if the landlord gives writ-
ten notice to the City that the
property is residential or com-
mercial rental property and
that the tenant is liable for the
rates or charges. The City may
require a deposit not exceed-
ing the usual cost of ninety (90)
days of such services to be paid
to the city. When the tenant
moves from the rental property,
the City shall refund the deposit
if all service charges are paid in
full. The lien exemption does
not apply to delinquent charges
for repairs related to any of the
2. Other Service Exemption.
The lien for nonpayment shall
also not apply to the charges
for any of the services of sewer
systems, storm water drainage
systems, sewage treatment,
solid waste collection, and solid
waste disposal for a residential
rental property where the charge
is paid directly to the City by
the tenant, if the landlord gives
written notice to the City that
the property is residential rental
property and that the tenant is
liable for the rates or charges
for such service. The City may
require a deposit not exceeding
the usual cost of ninety (90)
days of such services to be paid
to the City. When the tenant
moves from the rental property,
the City shall refund the deposit
if all service charges are paid in
full. The lien exemption does
not apply to delinquent charges
for repairs related to any of the
3. Written Notice. The land-
lord’s written notice shall con-
tain the name of the tenant
responsible for charges, the
address of the residential or
commercial rental property that
the tenant is to occupy and the
date that the occupancy begins.
Upon receipt, the City shall ac-
knowledge the notice and de-
posit. A change in tenant for a
residential rental property shall
require a new written notice
to be given to the City within
thirty (30) business days of the
change in tenant. A change in
tenant for a commercial rental
property shall require a new
written notice to be given to
the city within ten (10) business
days of the change in tenant.
A change in the ownership of
the residential rental property
shall require written notice of
such change to be given to the
city within thirty (30) business
days of the completion of the
change of ownership. A change
in the ownership of the com-
mercial rental property shall
require written notice of such
change to be given to the city
within ten (10) business days of
the completion of the change of
IFIED. Section 99.06 of the Code of
Ordinances of the City of Mount Ayr,
Iowa, 2007, is repealed and the fol-
lowing adopted in lieu thereof:
MENT. Except as provided for in
Section 92.07 of this Code of Or-
dinances, the owner of the prem-
ises served and any lessee or tenant
thereof shall be jointly and severally
liable for sewer service charges to
the premises. Sewer service charges
remaining unpaid and delinquent
shall constitute a lien upon the prem-
ises served and shall be certified by
the clerk to the county treasurer for
collection in the same manner as
property taxes.
(Code of Iowa, Sec. 384.84)
IFIED. Section 106.09 of the Code
Mount Ayr Health
Care Center
Activities Staff
Continued frompage 12
he touched.
The week started off with la-
dies club and the topic was foods
and favorite attractions at the Iowa
State Fair. Many memories were
shared of past fairs group mem-
bers attended. The afternoon ac-
tivity was more fair talk. Foods on
a stick were the main topic. This
year at the fair there were 57 foods
on a stick. Residents enjoyed mini
corn dogs and fried pickles on a
stick after answering trivia ques-
tions about and trying to guess
what’s in and how the 57 foods on
a stick are made. Monday evening
bingo was well attended by the
residents. Helpers were callers Jim
and Judy Greene, Harold, Melynda
and Samantha Crawford and guest
Chad Quick. Winners were Max-
ine Werner, Ruth Angus, Donna
Benegas, Darlene Minnick, June
Steinman, Elaine McCampbell,
Virginia Albers, Dorothy Sobotka,
Earl Brand, Shirley McAlexander,
Lorene Triggs, Marvin Morse,
Chad Quick and Marie Campbell.
Phyllis Faubion won blackout.
Tuesday was a day where sum-
mer stories were told from the
Good Old Days and Reminisce
magazines. Exercises and devo-
tions also were enjoyed. Several
took advantage of the beautiful
weather and sat outside on the pa-
tio while others played Skip-Bo
or dominoes. Bible study this af-
ternoon was with Pastor and Mrs.
Charles Hawkins.
Spelling and trivia started out
Wednesday for residents followed
that with exercises. Church, as
always, was well attended that
morning. Scott Marcum lead the
church services while Camille
Jackson played the piano. Resi-
dents and guest enjoyed the popu-
lar game bingo for the second time
this week. Caller was Dorothy
Hughes and helping were Harold
Crawford, Samantha Crawford,
Phyllis Sickels and Corwin Carr.
Guest players were Chad and Re-
becca Quick, Joy Roberts and Jean
Gilliland and grandkids, Anne and
Will Newton. Winners were Betty
Ruby, Dorothy Main, Katherine
Adams, Donna Benegas, Maxine
Werner, Marvin Morse, Sylvia
Hall, Chad Quick, Rebecca Quick,
Will Newton and Corwin Carr.
Thursday was the day for pam-
pering with nail and hair care.
Residents do like getting their
nails done and the ladies love it
when they get their hair styled.
The morning was wrapped up with
exercises and devotions. The after-
noon brought more state fair talk.
Julie England shared fair talk with
residents as she was at the fair this
past week at the 4-H cattle show.
She also showed the Butter Cow
security shirt that she bought from
the fair. Another “fair” food was
tasted at this time as all enjoyed
eating funnels cakes that Deanna
and Julie made.
More fair fun for Friday was
enjoyed. It started off with cow
chip throwing, fair trivia, sharing
fair camping stories and then call-
ing contests. Wayne Bohn got up
and demonstrated his hog calling
skills. From there everyone showed
off their calling skills. Not only
hogs were called but also chickens,
cows, supper calling and kid call-
ing. Morning activities ended with
exercises and devotions. Afternoon
brought the Community Singers.
This was very well attended as res-
idents and their guests love music.
Friday afternoon ended with the
Methodist ladies joining residents
for a discussion of the first day of
school over coffee and refresh-
ments. Things have sure changed
since they all went to school.
Residents remember taking only
a Big Chief Tablet and one pen-
cil to school with them. They also
remember the long walks to and
from school each day.
Sunday school was taught by
Rhonda Brand Sunday.
Guests this week were Pat
Teply and Missy the dog with Ger-
ald Gardner; James Ruby and Lois
Grace with Betty Ruby; Joy Rob-
erts, Faith Shinkle and Rusty Fau-
bion with Phyllis Faubion; Judy
Doolittle and Donna Stark with
Loreen Reed; Pete Lesan and Phyl-
lis Sickels with Sylvia Hall; Dave
Adams, Rod and Vicki Adams,
Grace Johnson and Kelli Adams,
all of Colorado, Rhonda Cooper of
Kent and Bobbie and Anne Rine-
hart of Hatfield, MO with Kathryn
Maxine Round, Larry and Ar-
letta Hogue of Ankeny, Jude Hogue
of Des Moines and Lyle Hogue of
Hatfield, MO with Irene Hogue;
Ellen Powell and Marie Still with
Ruth Angus; Regan Main, Holly
Jerome and Terri Main with Doro-
thy Main; Korbi and Kade Mo-
noz, Mallory Keeney of Indianola,
Vera Moore, Cheryl Stuck of War-
rensburg, MO and Gentry Bailey,
Blexley and Jack Burton of New
Virginia with Bev Moore; Phil and
Merna King of Bedford, Roger
and Susan Florea, Margaret Florea
of Hopkins, MO and Lacey, Esther
and Dan King with Ed King;
Carol Anne Galloway, Jean Gil-
liland, Will and Anne Newton, Hel-
en Combs, Lee and Shirley Brand,
Regan Main and Holly Jerome
with Earl Brand; Shelley Willis of
Princeton, MO, Janice Richman
of Mercer, MO and Helen Combs
with Wayne Bohn; Jim and Connie
Worthington and Terri and Matt
Fenstermann of Des Moines with
Margaret Fletchall; Ethel Camp-
bell with Don Campbell; Marilyn
Triggs of Marion with Lorene
Triggs; Becky Fletchall, Rita An-
derson, Helen Combs, Linda My-
ers, John and Mary Overholtzer
with Georgia Kinne; Linda Wilt
and Curtis Campbell with Larry
Campbell; Roger Gregg with
Danny Gregg; Kelly Richards, Vir-
ginia Scott and Rita Anderson with
Kathryn Chartrand;
Nancy and Race Kelly of Win-
terset with Maxine Werner; Tom
and Alice Gabb of Kansas City,
Dale White of Harris, MO and
Denise Briner of Eagleville, MO
with Dorothy White, and John and
Mary Howell of Glenwood with
Nina Poore and Marie Campbell.
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Church Obituarties Public Notices
Ringgold County
Mount Ayr
City Council
Church Notes
Mount Ayr Larger Parish
United Methodist Churches
Pastor Skip Rushing
9:00 a.m., Worship.
10:00 a.m., Sunday School.
Middle Fork
9:00 a.m., Sunday School, all
10:00 a.m., Worship.
Mount Ayr
10:30 - 11:00 a.m., Refreshments
and Fellowship.
11:00 a.m., Worship.

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church
100 N. Polk, Mount Ayr
Fr. Dave Polich, Pastor
Saturdays, mass at 5:30 p.m.
St. Patrick’s Catholic Church
Grand River
FR. David Polich, Pastor
Sunday mass, 8:00 a.m.

United Church of Diagonal
Pastor Ed Shields
9:00 a.m., Sunday school.
10:00 a.m., Church.

Tingley First Christian Church
Al Rusk, Pastor
10:00 a.m., Church school. Mar-
garet Hull, Superintendent.
11:00 a.m., Worship.

First Lutheran Church
Mount Ayr - LCMS
Vacancy Pastor: Rev. Jonathan Watt
Sunday, August 25:
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
Pastor Barton Shields
9:30 a.m., Sunday School.
10:30 a.m., Worship service.
6:00 p.m., Sunday evening wor-
Wednesday, 7:00 p.m., Adult Bible
Blockton Christian Church
Scott Marcum, Pastor
9:30 a.m., Bible School.
10:45 a.m., Worship.
Second and fourth Sundays of each
month, Youth Groups.
First Wednesday of each month,
Church Night.
Tent Chapel
Church of Christ
Richard Reinhardt, Minister
(3 miles south of Blockton, Iowa)
Bible study, 10:00 a.m.
Morning worship, 11:00 a.m.
Watch “In Search of the Lord’s
Way” - 7 a.m., Sunday on Ch. 17;
KDSM Dish 259, 6:30 a.m. or Direct
TV 364, 6:30 a.m.
Sundays, 6:30 p.m., evening ser-
Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m., Bible
Regular Baptist Church
Mount Ayr
464-3293 (Church)
Pastor Seth Denney
9:45 a.m., Sunday School.
11:00 a.m., Morning worship
service. Nursery available.
6:30 p.m., Evening service.
Wednesday, 6:30-8 p.m., AWANA;
7 p.m., Midweek Bible study and
prayer. 7 p.m., Youth service.
Hickory Grove
Advent Christian Church
Sherry Wiley, supply pastor
11:00 a.m., Worship service.

Mount Ayr Assembly of God
Pastor Doug Rohrer
See our facebook page
8:15 - 8:45 a.m., Prayer
9:00 a.m., Sunday school for all
10:00 a.m., Fellowship.
10:30 a.m., Worship service. Nursery
available. Children’s church.
5:00 p.m. Men of Valor
First Saturday each month, 8 - 11
a.m., Open Closet.
Thursdays: Revolution Youth - Sum-
mer Break.
Wednesdays: Kids Club - Summer

United Methodist Church
Rev. Robin Thomas, Pastor
9:30 a.m., Sunday School
10:30 a.m., Worship.
United Methodist Church
Rev. Robin Thomas, Pastor
Sunday, 9:00 a.m., Morning Wor-
No Sunday School.
United Baptist-Presbyterian
2343 State Highway 169
Mount Ayr
Michael Maddy, Pastor
Sunday August 18:
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 Sermon,
Sherry Adams; Nursery, Pat Meester;
Message, Pastor Mike Maddy; Snacks,
Diane Maddy.
Monday, August 26:
5:00 p.m., Stretch exercises
Tuesday, August 27:
7:00 a.m, Men’s breakfast - UBP
Wednesday, August 28:
5:00 p.m., Stretch class-UBP
No choir practice during summer.
7:00 p.m., Bible study at Maple
Platte Center Presbyterian Church
Delores Dench, Pastor
9:15 a.m., Sunday school.
10:00 a.m., Fellowship.
10:30 a.m., Worship.

First Christian Church
Reverend Chris Conklin
Sunday, August 25:
9:00 a.m., Sunday school.
10:00 a.m., Church.
Thursday Prayer group at 9:30

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

Wishard Chapel Community
Pastor Bill Armstrong
9:30 a.m., Sunday school.
10:30 a.m., Worship.
Women of Wishard (WOW): Every
first Wednesday at 7 p.m.

United Methodist Church
Rev. Robin Thomas, Pastor
9:00 a.m., Church services.
10:00 a.m., Sunday school and
Bible study.
United Methodist Women: Every
second Monday at 1:30 p.m.
United Methodist Men: First/third
Saturdays at 7:30 a.m.
Youth Group: First/third Wednes-
days, 6:30 p.m.
Second Sunday - potluck; fourth
Sunday - fellowship time.
United Methodist Church
Rev. Robin Thomas, Pastor
9:30 a.m., Sunday school.
10:30 a.m., Worship.
United Methodist Women: Every
Third Wednesday.
Youth Group: Second and Fourth
Sundays, 5 p.m., at Ellston.
Area Bible Fellowship Church
204 North Van Buren, Clearfield
Pastor Ron Christian
Associate Pastor Keith Lorenz
9:30 a.m., Worship service.
11:00 a.m., Sunday school.
Website: www.areabiblefellow-
The Lighthouse Christian Center
Non-Denominational Fellowship
Doug Greene, Pastor
(west 2 miles on Hwy. 2)
9:45 a.m., Sunday school.
10:30 a.m., Worship.
5:30 p.m., Men’s room/women’s
6:00 p.m., Evening worship.
Mondays, 5 p.m., Thin Within
Support Group; 5:30 p.m., Prayer
meeting. 7 p.m., Sowing in Tears
Support Group.
Wednesdays, 6 - 8 p.m., Crew Kids’
Trinity Christian Church
Terry Roberts, Minister
(Hwy. 2 West, Decatur)
8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., Sunday
morning worship services.
9:30 a.m., Sunday School/all ages.
Wednesday: 7 p.m., Youth/Small
group Bible study. Nursery avail-
The Community of Christ
Tony and Sandy Crandell, Co-pastors
Sunday, August 25:
9:50 a.m., Sunday school.
11:00 a.m., Worship service with
Dewey Clark speaking.

Mount Ayr Restoration Branch
Sherman Phipps, Presiding Elder
Alan Smith, Assistant
Sunday, August 25:
Welcomers: Ron Smith
9:45 a.m., Family Worship, Gordon
10:00 a.m., Classes.
11:00 a.m., Worship. Steve Cun-
ningham, presiding; Ed Anderson,
speaking; Pat Bolingbroke, pianist;
Alan Smith, special music.
Custodians: Michael Jordison.
6:00 p.m., Family fellowship at
Steve Smith home.
Wednesday, August 28:
7:00 p.m., Prayer service at Alan
Smith home. Rob Rolfe presiding.
The Record-News carries card stock for your
stamp hobby and baronial envelopes which are
perfect for computer generated cards.
Kylie Hunter
Kylie Hunter, 10, of Afton,
Iowa, passed away Friday, August
16, 2013, at her home. Services
will be 11 a.m. Thursday, August
22, 2013, at the Powers Funeral
Home junction of Highways 34
and 25 in Creston. Pastor Tim Al-
len will officiate. Burial will be at
Saint Edward’s Catholic Cemetery
at a later date. Memorials may be
directed to the family for establish-
ing other memorials. Online con-
dolences may be given at www.
Kylie Christine Hunter, daugh-
ter of Shane R. Hunter and Don-
na C. (Brown) Hunter, was born
August 31, 2002 in Des Moines.
She was a student at East Union
Schools, having completed the
fourth grade. She was active with
the Spotlight School of Dance.
She loved babies and children and
greatly looked forward to baby-sit-
ting. She also loved camping, boat-
ing, tubing, amusement parks, her
four-wheeler, the golf cart, dolls
and cheerleading. She was known
often as Smilie Kylie.
Survivors include her parents,
Shane and Donna Hunter of Afton,
Iowa; her brother, Skylar Hunter
of Afton, Iowa; her sister, Jalyn
Hunter of Afton, Iowa; grandpar-
ents, Tim (wife Pam) Hunter of Af-
ton, Iowa, Kathy (husband Mike)
Spare of Creston, Iowa and Leah
(husband Neil) Dick of Chariton,
Iowa; great-grandparents, Pat and
Dennise Hunter of Indianola, Iowa,
Dee Ette Davidson of Indianola,
Iowa and Ron and Barb Hoover of
Russell, Iowa.
Kylie was preceded in death
by two great-grandmothers, Sadie
Steele and Marilyn Hunter, and a
great-grandfather, Bill Davidson.
Edwin Wendell King
Edwin Wendell King was born
on July 4, 1920 to Ray L. and Lois
(Remmington) King in Hopkins,
Missouri. He departed this life Fri-
day, August 16, 2013, at Mount Ayr
Health Care in Mount Ayr, Iowa.
Edwin attended school in Hop-
kins and graduated in 1938. He
joined the United States Army in
1943 and was in the 150th Bat-
talion, 34th Squadron, stationed in
the Philippines and New Guinea.
When he returned from the service
in 1946, he returned to farming
with his parents.
On October 12, 1946 Edwin
was united in marriage to Luetta
Lorraine Cavin in Atchison, Kan-
sas. They had over 66 years togeth-
Edwin was of the Christian
faith, a member of the Blockton
American Legion, Clearfield Lions
Club and Masonic Lodge.
He is survived by their two sons,
Phillip and wife Myrna of Bedford,
Iowa and Daniel and wife Esther
of Redding, Iowa; grandchildren,
Elicis (David) Rople and Heather
King of Des Moines, Iowa, Syd-
ney King of Lacrosse, Wiscon-
sin, Christopher (Megan) King
of Corning, Iowa and Lacey and
Jennifer King of Redding, Iowa;
great-grandchildren, Benjamin and
Catherine Rople; stepgrandchil-
dren, Cynthia and Charles; sister,
Margaret Florea of Hopkins, Mis-
souri, and nieces and nephews.
Edwin was preceded in death
by his parents, Ray and Lois; wife,
Lorraine (May 7, 2013); brother-in-
law, Orlin Florea; nephews, Larry
and Wayne Florea, and niece, Lois
Janell Florea.
Edwin and Lorraine were both
cremated and will be buried to-
gether at the Rose Hill Cemetery in
Blockton, Iowa following a memo-
rial service at a later date.
Arrangements are under the di-
rection of Prugh-Dunfee Funeral
Home in Grant City, Missouri.
August 12, 2013
The Ringgold County Board
of Supervisors met in regular ses-
sion Monday, August 12, 2013. The
meeting was called to order at 9 a.m.
with the following members pres-
ent: Dave Inloes, Royce Dredge and
Kraig Pennington.
A motion was made by Royce
Dredge and seconded by Dave In-
loes to approve the agenda. AYES:
Unanimous. NAYS: None.
A motion was made by Kraig
Pennington and seconded by Royce
Dredge to approve the previous min-
utes. AYES: Unanimous. NAYS:
Assessor Neil Morgan met with
the board to provide updates on the
GIS program, equalization order and
the property tax reform bill.
The approval of the indigent buri-
August 13, 2013
The Kellerton city council held a
regular council meeting August 13,
Mayor Kristina Nail was in the
chair and the following councilors
were present: Janet Holmes, Kathy
Johnston and Paul Fifer.
Absent: Rodney Holmes and Mat
Motion by Fifer /J. Holmes to ap-
prove July 2013 minutes, financial
report and August bills. Ayes: Janet
Holmes, Kathy Johnston and Paul
Fifer. Nays: None.
Motion by J. Holmes/Fifer to
adopt Resolution #528, Ringgold
County Mitigation Plan. Roll call
vote: Ayes: Janet Holmes, Kathy
Johnston and Paul Fifer. Nays:
Motion by J. Holmes/Fifer to
adopt Resolution #529, the 2012-
2013 Street Finance Report. Roll
call vote: Ayes: Janet Holmes, Kathy
Johnston and Paul Fifer. Nays:
Water/ Sewer:
Streets: The council told Minnick
is to put all the pea gravel around
the playground equipment including
the slide. Minnick said he borrowed
his father-in-law’s tractor with blade
and bucket to move the dirt to the lot
south of city hall and smooth out and
also to haul the pea gravel. Minnick
said he had 4.9 hours on the tractor
and asked about if the city would pay
for use of the tractor. The clerk is to
inquire what one would rent for. The
council discussed the street signs.
Minnick said there are several signs
but some were steel. The ones they
have been buying are aluminum. J.
Holmes questioned why the rock
was not yet on Ringgold Street, be-
tween Fifth and Sixth Avenues.
Refuse: The Clerk explained the
city received monies from the county
for recycling. Clerk is to send Divine
Waste a letter advising them that
trash that was emptied from the large
trash dumpster (on West Main Street)
must be disposed of according to the
city ordinance; that the trash bags
on the ground and the iron and other
composite trash on the west side of
the building (on Third Avenue) also
needs to be disposed of according to
city ordinance.
SIPR/Museum: Kathy Still gave
a report on the minutes, financial and
activities at SIPR. Kathy said Sep-
tember 6, 2013 a tractor club will
ride through Kellerton and stop by
the community center. Everyone is
welcome to come see the tractors.
First Responders/KVFD: No one
Miscellaneous: Kathy Johnston
said they were going to put in a meter
pit. They would like to have it in by
time school starts. Mayor Nail said
Mat West and Terry Munyon were at
the fair the rest of this week.
Motion by Fifer/J. Holmes to ad-
journ at 7:49 p.m.
Alliant, electric, $573.27.
Windstream, phone/Internet/fax,
Judy Doolittle, mileage - SFR
training, $47.30.
CRA, $19.66.
C-Kellerton, IPERS, $46.13.
Farmers Coop, lawn seed, $9.99.
Post office, stamps, $87.90.
Carroll Adams, skid loader,
Mount Ayr Record-News, pub-
lishing, $66.94.
Office Machines, supplies,
Smith Oil, 17.634 G. gas,
Patrick Greenwood, attorney le-
gal fees, $132.00.
Travis Holmes, mowing,
Frank Dunn, cold patch,
Ringgold County Engineer, grad-
ing/mowing, $412.06.
Ringgold County Treasurer, one-
half sales tax, $897.98.
Trudy Schoonover, meter deposit
return, $100.00.
Waste Management, garbage
contract, $2,007.25.
Stamp Fulfillment, box 500,
Iowa One Call, $19.90.
Munyon Plumbing & Heat-
ing, water postage/installed pit,
SIRWA, 607,000 G., $2,428.00.
Mangold Environmental, five
water routine lead/copper/one-water
THM/HAA, $3,628.00.
Payroll, $1,806.84.
FICA, $613.85.
IPERS, $385.58.
General fund $37,026.66; TFM fund $421.75;
tort fund $5,171.48; Local Option Sale Tax $7,311.58;
county roads fund $6,220.84: street fund $17,072.87;
refuse $1,749.18; wtr. fund $8,957.32; Water fund
$31,440.17; sewer fund $6,656.71; sewer CD’s
$62,928.71; water CD’s $28,983.53.
al policy has been tabled until county
attorney Clint Spurrier can review
and provide comments.
Engineer Zach Gunsolley met
with the board to provide updates
to secondary roads. Gunsolley vis-
ited with Zeigler about a re-build
program on four motor graters. This
would cost roughly 50 percent of a
new machine at maximum. Zeigler
would then work on a delayed billing
allowing Gunsolley to prepare the
FY2015 budget. No decision will be
made today; the board would like to
discuss this in depth at a later meet-
ing after gathering all of the neces-
sary information.
WHEREAS, the Ringgold Coun-
ty Board of Supervisors hereby ap-
proves board chair Dave Inloes to
sign the Partial Self-Funded Medical
Plan for FY2014.
THEREFORE, a motion was
made by Royce Dredge and sec-
onded by Kraig Pennington stating
The vote on the resolution:
AYES: Unanimous. NAYS: None.
ATTEST: Amanda Waske, audi-
tor. Passed and approved August 12,
WHEREAS, the Ringgold Coun-
ty Board of Supervisors hereby ap-
proves claims that were paid on
Wednesday, August 7, 2013.
THEREFORE, a motion was
made by Kraig Pennington and
seconded by Royce Dredge stating
The vote on the resolution:
AYES: Unanimous. NAYS: None.
ATTEST: Amanda Waske, audi-
tor. Passed and approved August 12,
There was no further business. A
motion was made by Kraig Penning-
ton and seconded by Royce Dredge
to adjourn the meeting at 12:25 p.m.
Ringgold County Auditor
Continued frompage 13
of Ordinances of the City of Mount
Ayr, Iowa, 2007, is repealed and the
following adopted in lieu thereof:
MENT. Except as provided for in
Section 92.07 of this Code of Or-
dinances, the owner of the prem-
ises served and any lessee or tenant
thereof are jointly and severally lia-
ble for fees for solid waste collection
and disposal. Fees remaining unpaid
and delinquent shall constitute a lien
upon the premises served and shall
be certified by the clerk to the county
treasurer for collection in the same
manner as property taxes.
(Code of Iowa, Sec. 384.84)
CLAUSE. If any section, provision
or part of this ordinance shall be ad-
judged invalid or unconstitutional,
such adjudication shall not affect the
validity of the ordinance as a whole
or any section, provision or part
thereof not adjudged invalid or un-
TIVE. This ordinance shall be in ef-
fect from and after its final passage,
approval and publication as provided
by law.
Passed by the council on the 19th
day of August, 2013 and approved
this 19th day of August, 2013.
City clerk
First Reading: August 19, 2013
Second Reading: WAIVED
Third Reading: WAIVED
Sustainable vegetable
production website
available from ISU
Increased demand for locally
grown fruit and vegetables has
attracted many new growers in
Ajay Nair, vegetable produc-
tion specialist with Iowa State Uni-
versity Extension and Outreach, is
sharing information to help them
adopt sustainable production prac-
tices and improve their bottom line
and the environment.
Nair’s new Sustainable Veg-
etable Production website at www.
features publications, videos and
other grower resources highlight-
ing his research results over the
past two years.
Iowa DOT makes
apps available
One tool the Iowa Department
of Transportation is using to fulfill
its mission to be “Smarter, Sim-
pler & Customer Driver” is a new
application to organize all other
Iowa DOT apps designed for smart
phones and tablets.
Instead of making our custom-
ers search for each individual app
developed by the Iowa DOT or
business partners, the agency is
providing all the apps in one “con-
tainer” app called myIowaDOT,
which is available for download on
both Apple and Android devices.
The myIowaDOT app is avail-
able on Apple devices through the
iTunes Store or on Android devices
through Google Play by searching
for myIowaDOT.
There is no charge for any of the
Iowa DOT apps and users should
be wary of any driver’s license or
other DOT-related app that charges
a fee.
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Creston, Iowa
• Chemicals • Dry Fertilizer • Kent Feeds
• Pioneer Seed • Gallagher Fencing • Red Brand Fencing
• Creosote Posts • Bulk Creep Feed
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CALL TODAY: 1-877-782-8114 • 515-491-0605
1720 Commerce Road (North of GITS MFG.) Creston
500 Opal Street • Afton, Iowa 50830
Ph. 641-347-5611
CMAs/Med Manager
10 p.m. - 6 a.m.
Now accepting applications for the overnight shift. Must be
dependable, able to work independently, have good written/
oral communication skills. Apply in person.
Clarinda Livestock
Auction, LLC
All Class Cattle Sale
Thursday, August 29
• Starting promptly at 11 a.m. on weigh cows and bulls;
noon on feeder cattle.
• All native cattle guaranteed fresh from the farm.
1208 E. Garfield • Clarinda, Iowa
Owner: Dan Wood • Ph. 712-542-8863
Your local residential and commercial waste services provider.
Ph. 641-464-2143
As the new school year begins, pay attention to others who
need supplies. If you have extra supplies, sharing is a great
way to show you care about others and the Earth!
House For Sale
207 E. Madison, Mount Ayr
1-story house, 2 bedrooms, bathroom,
kitchen, dining area, living room, family
room, 2-car covered carport with attic
storage, appliances included. Corner lot,
2 blocks from town square.
Cleola Geist Estate
Crae Geist, Executor
Ph. 641-344-6196
Graceland University has a full-time position available as
Donor Relations in the Institutional Advancement Office on the
Lamoni, Iowa campus. This position is responsible for coor-
dinating donor recognition, planning donor events, preparing
reports and acknowledgment of gifts. This position will work
some evening and weekend hours.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree plus three years of expe-
rience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Excellent oral and written communication skills are a must.
Must have the ability to establish and maintain effective working
relations with coworkers, the public and Graceland University
If interested, please send cover letter, resume and names
of three professional references to: Graceland University,
Human Resources Office, 1 University Place, Lamoni, IA
50140 or email:
Phone inquiries to 641-784-5174
This full-time position is responsible for the daily care, health, and maintenance of all animals
at the worksite. Each technician is a vital member of a team of 10-12 people all dedicated to
providing excellent animal care.
This entry level opportunity provides hands-on experience in many of the following areas:
animal movements, breeding and gestation, farrowing, recordkeeping and farm maintenance.
The ideal candidate will have a desire to work with pigs, a willingness to learn, a high level
of dependability and a solid work history.
This position offers:
• Allnecessarytrainingandcertifcations
• Base salary starting at $23,000 with potential for quarterly bonuses
• Eligibility to apply for the Manager In Training program after six months employment
• Fullbenefts: health, dental, vision, 401(k), Flex spending
• Paid holidays, sick days and vacation
• Adventureland and Iowa State Fair Family Days
• Get hired and refer a friend — we have a $1,560 Employee Referral Bonus!
Sow Farm Technician
Job sites located near Diagonal, Lenox and Thayer
Apply online at,call641-347-5065or
stop by 101 North Douglas in Afton to complete an application.
Iowa Select Farms is an equal opportunity employer.
303 S. Linden
Lamoni, Iowa
• Monday - Thursday
8:15 a.m. - 6 p.m.
• Friday
8:15 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Call 641-784-6677
OWNERS: Randy and Sandy Gibson
Office 641-784-3323 • FAX 641-784-4298
Randy Gibson 641-442-5501
Jason Allen 641-782-0790
Lamoni, Iowa
Next Sale
Thursday, August 22
Sales start at 9:30 a.m.
Expecting 1,500 feeders and 175 bred cows.
Jason and Cassy Allen – Complete Dispersal: 75
black cows and 25 red Angus cows, 3-aged, bred to
Krebs Angus bulls, calve September 1/60 days.
Dan Heyle – Complete Dispersal: Home-raised Angus
cows, 2-7, bred Angus, calve September 10/45 days, top
producing cows with lots of AI influence.
Swartzentruber – 6 black 1st calf heifer pairs.
Mount Ayr Community School District
is seeking applicants for
Two Full-Time Special Education Associates
◆ High School/Middle School collaborative
◆ Elementary self-contained classroom
Qualifications: Paraprofessional certificate, com-
pletion of two years of college or Compass test. If you
have any questions, please call Kris Quick, Special
Education Director at 641-464-0515.
Applications and resumes due in the
Superintendent’s Office by Monday, August 26, 2013, by
3:30 p.m. Send letter of application and resume to:
Mount Ayr Community Schools
Joe Drake
1001 East Columbus
Mount Ayr, Iowa 50854
EOE/Affirmative Action
Winterset, Iowa
Regular Livestock Sale
Every Tuesday Featuring:
◆ Sheep ◆ Goats ◆ Hogs ◆ Cattle
Tom and DeAnn Christensen
Barn 515-462-2838
Tom’s Cell 515-729-2711 • Home 515-462-1468
To consign cattle or for more information, contact:
BARN: Ph. 712-779-3636
MARK: Ph. 712-779-0169 AL: Ph. 712-779-0168
Special Cattle Sale and
Customer Appreciation Lunch
Tuesday, August 27, Noon
Serving Lunch 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Tree trimming, topping and removal.
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Ph. 660-254-3592
Located in the heart of Chinatown
Tammy Ueligger, Owner
Call me for your Special Order Ag Parts!
504 N. Cleveland Street
Mount Ayr, Iowa 50854
Ph. 641-464-3226 •
We are excited about
our growth
and career opportunities.
We are looking for
the following position:
Registered Nurse Registered Nurse
Acute Care – Full-Time Nights Acute Care – Full-Time Nights
If interested, please apply to:
Mitzi Hymbaugh, Human Resources
Ringgold County Hospital
504 N. Cleveland Street
Mount Ayr, Iowa 50854
Ph. 641-464-3226
or online at
We’re looking for part to full-time,
weekday and possibly weekend, adult help at:
Smith Oil
Highways 2 and 169, Mount Ayr
Stop in or call 641-464-2295.
Ringgold County acreage with home and outbuildings on 24
acres, more or less, on Highway 169. Includes 3 ponds, good
fence, 3-bedroom ranch home, garage, deck, 40’ x 50’ dream
shop, horse barn, large stock barn, 2 large storage sheds and
rural water. All buildings new or restored within the last 6
years. Asking $200,000.
Contact: Scott Stutzman
Ph. 712-542-8990 or 712-542-8989
AUCTION Auction: Arbor Valley
Lake Development 348+/- acres
Clarke County, IA 7 parcels
September 10, 11:00am Location:
Lakeside Casino 777 Casino Drive
Osceola, IA www.ArborValleyLake.
com Donnie McClellan, Iowa Broker
816-752-8880 Travis Birdsong -
Auctioneer (INCN)
sawmill service. Your place or mine.
Serving the area since 1989. Call
Gerald Adkisson, 712-537-2433.
work. Call Kurt at 641-340-0428.
PRINTING -- Business cards,
envelopes, letterheads, statements,
business forms, circulars. Competitive
641-464-2440. 12-tfp
Tree trimming, topping and removal.
David, 641-344-9052. 22-4t
Floor covering of all kinds, siding and
siding repair, deck sealing and deck
repair. Luke Still 641-344-4918 or
Doug Still 641-464-2423 23-4t
FOR RENT: 2 bedroom apartment,
one bath, garage, all appliances
furnished. $555/month plus $555
deposit. Contact April at 641-344-
8910. 13-tfn
House for rent in Kellerton on Hwy 2.
Three bedroom and one bath, no pets.
$450 a month plus deposit. 515-468-
7088 25-1t
FOR SALE: Benton Centennial
Book 1887-1987, Beaconsfield, IA
Centennial Dollars 1881-1981 and
Tingley, IACentennial Dollars 1883-
1983. 641-464-3596 25-1t
FOR SALE: Bach trombone, excellent
condition. 641-344-9365 25-1tp
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meetings every Thursday at 8 p.m.
at the Neighborhood Center, Mount
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