Wayland Reporter

January 30, 2008 Volume 5, Number 7 Wayland, Iowa

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Wayland’s Changing Skyline
Recent construction on both ends of town have resulted in a changing skyline. To the north are two new homes. The one to the left was completed in 2007 and the owners, Laverne and Linda Messer, blessed our community this past Christmas with beautiful holiday lights & decorations. Next door neighbors will soon be Kevin and Sheila Fort, whose new home is nearing completion despite the frigid temperatures. At the far right are the enormous Eichelberger Milling bins north of town that house the bounty of Wayland area’s corn crop. The south, east and west portions of Wayland are also showing growth, with the addition of new homes, duplexes, the completion of Parkview Home Expansion Project, and of course the east Wayland water project. New businesses in the form of Wagler Woodcraft is also taking shape in the Wayland Industrial Park. PROGRESS … It’s happening right here in WAYLAND!

Living on the Edge …
Living on the Edge … of a Four Lane Highway
A Life experience story by Helen Imhoff, Crawfordsville We have a lot of adventures just living here on the edge of 218. Mostly we have people with car troubles that stop at our place in Crawfordsville. But recently one was a little more exciting. It was last month, Saturday, December 22, you probably remember what the weather was like—it snowed … it blowed and the mess outside made it next to impossible to see to drive. I watch the highway traffic a lot from my kitchen window, but that night I was messing with the computer and looking out the window, too. It looked awful outside and I was thankful we were warm inside. One time when I looked out, a car came from the south and crossed the highway into Crawfordsville, made a loop and went back across the highway, made another loop and crossed the highway again onto our street. If the weather had not been so awful, that would have seemed normal around here. Note: I won’t even mention the day a couple years ago when a car stopped to change drivers and a young guy got out of the passenger side of the car wearing a beautiful emerald green bridesmaid dress. He had a bit of trouble keeping the dress on his shoulders, but otherwise he looked lovely. Anyway...back to my story. I went to the west window and watched as this small car stopped next to our driveway and under a street light. I kept watching, expecting someone to come to the door, but instead, they turned the car off. A man and his dog got out briefly and the man retrieved some blankets from the trunk. Retreating back into the car, it seemed that he and his passengers were settling in for the night—outside! It was supposed to reach 9 degrees that night. I told my husband Jerry that he better go see if they needed anything. It took him for-ever to get “bungled” up (4year-old granddaughter Lindsey’s word) to go outside. Our pup had chewed the ends off Jerry’s shoe strings and he couldn’t get them back through the holes, and these were the only shoes that fit inside his overshoes. Finally, he had to go out with the shoe tongues flapping as well as listening to my tongue flapping about hurrying up. Once outside he saw that the car had Tennessee license plates. He tapped on the window and the man was very reluctant to roll the window down. Finally he did—just a little—and Jerry asked if they wanted to come in the house. They said no. They were going to wait a few hours for the storm to be over and then go on. Yeah, right! Maybe in Tennessee, but not this winter—not in Iowa. Jerry came back in alone. I paced and paced. I couldn’t stand to think of those southern people out in that car— freezing. I couldn’t handle the stress any longer so at 10:00 p.m., I said, “I’m going to bed.” Jerry must have shared my fears, because he said, “We can’t leave them out there in this weather!” He stated that he was going back out and tell them that they had to come in. We had no idea how many were in the car, but that didn’t matter. So, he went through the shoe-overshoe ritual again, got “bungled” up, and went back out. He implored them to come in. He showed them were our drive usually is and they drove in. Jerry made a path with his tongue-flapping shoes for them to walk behind. In the back door, entered a smiling forty-ish couple, Frank and Judy, daughter Megan, age 26, Grandma Thelma 89, and Sam age 13—the family dog. They were so glad to get inside where it was warm and where there was a bathroom. We learned that they were on their way to Waterloo to spend Christmas with another daughter and family. They were such nice people. Their story: Frank and Judy live in Vicksburg, Mississippi and are moving to Memphis, Tennessee. Megan, lives and works in New York City and had flown to St. Louis where they picked her up. Grandma Thelma lives in Shreveport, Louisiana, and was making her first trip to Iowa. Since we love dogs, it was fine for Sam to come inside also. After visiting a short while, I started making beds for all. Thank goodness for an air mattress, an extra bed, and a couch. They slept well and were up bright and early Sunday morning. (It doesn’t take long when you sleep in your clothes.) After a bite of breakfast, they started on their way. Frank said, “Of all the places we could have pulled into, the Lord led us to your house.” Since the incident we have received the nicest note from Frank and Judy. They related how they have enjoyed telling people of their “near disaster” and as Frank puts it, “the good Samaritans that insisted upon rescuing us!” Then one day in the mail we received a heavy box filled with pecans from Thelma’s back yard. What a treat! Some people think we were crazy for taking a chance like that, but you get used to such experiences when you Live on the Edge — of a four lane.

Harpist at Wayland Church
Wayland Mennonite will be having a very special guest on Sunday morning February 17th at 10:30. Eduard Klassen is a harpist, speaker, and folk artist. He was born and raised in Paraguay, South America. Playing the harp has been his passion since a young age. His tours have taken him to over 20 countries. He has inspired people through his music in churches, schools, colleges, concert halls, and has been on radio and TV. This is one you won't want to miss! Come to be blessed!

Parkview Visitor
On February 5, 2008
KCRG-TV Meteorologist Kaj O’Mara (above) and his camera crew will be coming to Parkview Home at 4:00 p.m.

They will be doing a live weather segment from our new dining room/lounge.
Kaj wants to do a question and answer segment during the broadcast. We would like to invite the community to join us for an afternoon/evening of entertainment.

Plus maybe you will even get to be on TV!

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Main Street Update Answers to “What’s Going on in the Old Grocery Store?”

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Above & top below: Seth at work in the “deli” side of the store. Below, center: The old tin ceiling will be sand-blasted back to its original beauty. Below: Store manager’s desk has become a tool-table. Bottom right: Another worker, Michelle Wade shows off her work clothes.

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First of all: Thank you for your questions about “What’s happenin’ in the ol’ Grocery Store?” Secondly: Those horrific noises you hear coming out through the metal siding at the store are NOT screech owls or someone screaming “bloody murder.” Neither are they rocks falling from the heavens (as one youngster put it). These are the sounds of PROGRESS. Construction to be exact. Wenger Builders—alias my son, Seth Wenger, along with his buddy Steven Rhoades, and a few friends that we’ve drafted to the cause, are the ones making all the racket. The screaming of the saws, the distinct “phunk” of the air-nailer, the ripping of paneling nails pulling loose from the studs, the CRASH that occurs once in awhile. They are all signs that it’s “out with the old and in with the new”. The result: An apartment and an office are taking shape! And it’s a good thing!

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In Our Little Town . . .
Wayland Says “Good-bye” to Mail Carrier
From The Wayland News Through rain and snow, heat and humidity, rural Wayland residence can always count on one thing, their mail. For 21 years, Joe Kauffman has driven from the wrong side of the car while delivering mail to the people of Wayland. Monday, December 31st, however, Kauffman said “so-long” to the postal service life and “Hello” to retirement. Kauffman’s career with the United States Postal Service began in 1974, when he was a substitute carrier. Then in 1986 he took over as the full-time rural carrier out of the Wayland Post Office. While there are no plans for Kauffman to leave Wayland, he is planning to spend lots of time with his wife Laurie and go “fishin’, fishin’, fishin’”. Big congratulations to Joe on his retirement and best wishes for future catches in the years ahead. Thank you Joe for all your years of dedicated service.

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Oath of Office at Wayland City Hall
Photo by Beverly Conrad City Council members (left to right): Kevin Fort, Greg Rich (reelected) and Josh Miller (newly elected) were administered the oath of office by Mayor Brad Roth on December 19, 2007. Their 4 year term of office began January 2nd, 2008. Congratulations to these three. May your time of service be enjoyable and a benefit to our community.

Birth Announcements
Chris and Gina Petersen of Johnston, Iowa proud parents of their first child, Reagan Lynn, born December 30, 2007. She weighed 6 lb 11 oz. and was 20 inches in length. Reagan was born at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines. Grandparents are Greg and Carol Graber Crawfordsville; Dean and Mary Petersen, Audubon, Iowa. Great Grandparents are Dwight and Mary Graber Crawfordsville; Delmar and Alice Nitzsche West Point, Nebraska; Ernie Petersen, Kimballton, Iowa. Gina and Chris’s address is 4909 Prairie Place, Johnston Iowa 50131.

Thank You Notes
This poem was sent to me during Anna's hospitalization and touched me deeply. Life is short and we can't take it for granted. Share your love with someone today. “The Sacred is in the ordinary... in one's daily life... in friends, family, neighbors... on one's own backyard.” Thank you for all the support we have received through Anna's hospitalization and recovery. The words seem so small, but it comes from the bottom of our hearts. There is no way I can express the gratitude I feel toward my community, friends and co-workers. You have all done so much. Anna is recovering great. She is a strong little girl and definitely a miracle. God has something special planned for her. Thank you. In God's love, Kelly, Alden & Anna Hartzler ATTENTION LITTLE TYKES FAMILIES OLD AND NEW I would like to send out a BIG THANK YOU to all the families that have supported me over the years. Each and every one of you have touched my life on so many different levels. Watching your children grow and getting to know each and every family has been a blessing for me. I can't express how much it means to me that you allowed me to be a part of your lives. Again thank you soooooooo much for all you support and every please take care. I will hope to see you all soon. Sincerely Yours, Chastity Darts

LAST month’s query
Wayland 1948 Girl’s Glee Club Alas, no one answered the QUESTIONS: 1) Can anyone fill in the blanks of missing names? 2) How many of these are current readers of The Wayland Reporter? Thanks and keep those replies coming!

Reagan Lynn Petersen

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Italian Translator Nearby????
In October, 2007, a special visitor came to Wayland to prepare a Swiss-Italian documentary about the USA and the upcoming election. The 25 minute show, which featured many from Wayland area, was shown on Swiss TV, and then posted to the Internet on the television’s website. VASCO DONES, producer and independent filmmaker, of Dones Media LLC, sent the following link where the documentary can be viewed...alas...in Italian. However, he is working on producing an English-speaking version just for us to view. Until that arrives, if you want to view this production, go on the web at: http://www.rtsi.ch/trasm/ falo/welcome.cfm?idg=0&ids=0&idc=24768 . It’s interesting to see familiar faces on the web...even if they’re “speaking” in Italian.
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Olds Community News

Swearing in of additional officers to the city council was preformed by Mayor Mike Reschly December 28th at 5:30. Brian Shelman and

Olds City Hall at 7:00 PM. Others present: Russell Conrad. The Council approved by Marlys Fear the agenda and the previous meeting minutes. The Rob Zeglen took the oath Treasurer’s report from of Council members. Gay- Gaylon Fear was as follon Fear accepted the po- lows. The Water Fund sition as city Clerk notify- receipts were $6,601.40 ing the Council it will be with disbursements of his final two year term. $6,287.72. The Sewer Mayor gave Gaylon the Fund had receipts of final oath of office to $3,586.07 and disbursewhich he has held since ments of $1,273.56. The 1974. The Olds City City fund had receipts of Council held their regular $4,778.49 and disbursemeeting January 2 at the ments of $5,780.14.

There was initial work done on the Budget. The next regular meeting of the Olds City Council will be held Wednesday January 2, 2008 at 7:00 PM at the Olds City Hall. Photos by Marlys Fear Right: Mayor swears in City Clerk. Right below: Council Members of Olds.

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Chapter L of the National T.T.T. Society
Chapter L of the T.T.T. Society met Wednesday, January 5th at the Olds UCC Church at 7:00 PM for their Christmas Party. Karolyn Crawford, Viola Crawford and Wilma McAllister hosted the evening of events. Everyone was asked to attend wearing a Christmas pin/brooch. Ruth Klopfenstein was invited to share her collection and knowledge of Christmas Pins. Members found it to be very interesting and all probably went home to check out the jewelry they have in their possession. The hostesses then served a beautiful Christmas Poinsettia decorated cake made by Karolyn for refreshments. Midway through the refreshments it was announced to check the bottom of the plate their cake was served on. If it had a Poinsettia on it they were to take home the Poinsettia plant that decorated the serving table. Marie Lowe was that special person.

The next meeting will not be until March of 2008. Members will receive a call informing them of the upcoming event.

WACO Women’s Club
The WACO Women’s Club met at Betty Canby’s Winfield home Tuesday, January 15 for their regular meeting. Pizza was ordered first. Pat King called the meeting to order immediately following calling for roll call. Each of the 9 members answered if they planned a winter vacation and if so where. The minutes and treasurer reports were given. Preparations were made for the Easter Egg Hunt to be held March 22 at 1:30 at the Olds City Park. A poster will be made by Marlys Fear for the Post Office to advertise the event. Each member will bring candy treats to the next meeting at Pat Kings where the Easter Eggs will be filled. Meeting adjourned. The President retrieved the Pizza that was ordered and all collected around Betty’s dinning room table to feast and socialize.

EICHER EMMANUEL MENNONITE CHURCH Pastor ~ Herb Yoder Sunday Schedule Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Worship 10:30 a.m.
FERN CLIFF EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH Pastor ~ Duane Sherman Fellowship Time 8:45 a.m. Sunday School 9:10 a.m. Morning Worship 10:15 a.m. Evening Worship 6:00 p.m. AWANA’s 7-8:30 p.m WEDNESDAY Prayer & Bible Study 7:30 p.m.

NEW LIFE UNITED METHODIST PARISH Cottonwood, Finley Chapel, Wayland Cottonwood 9 a.m. Worship 10 a.m. Sunday School Wayland 9 a.m. Sunday School 10 a.m. Worship Finley Chapel 10 a.m. Sunday School 11 a.m. Worship OLDS UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Pastors ~ Carl and Elaine Vass Sunday School 9:30 AM Sunday Worship 10:30 AM Sunday School 9:30 AM Worship 10:30 Thursday, February 7 3:00 PM-Bingo with Park Place LTCC Tuesday, February 12 1:30 PM- Faith, Hope & Charity Circle Wednesday February 27 7:00-Church Council

9:15 a.m.- Sunday School Christmas Eve Worship Service 10:10 a.m.- Fellowship 7:00 p.m. 10:30 a.m. Worship

Monday, December 24—

SWEDESBURG LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA Pastor Steven Zittergruen 254-2216 Sunday Schedule: 9:30 AM Sunday School 10:45 AM Worship Service Holy Communion 1st, 3rd & 5th Sunday Feb. 6 Ash Wednesday, 7 PM Service 7 PM Service each Wednesday during Lent
TRENTON MISSIONARY CHURCH Pastor David Forrester 202 1st Street, Trenton (319) 986-2213 Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Worship 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Night Bible Study & Prayer, 7 p.m. Sunday Evening Services held on the 2nd + 4th Sundays of the month at 6 pm

WAYLAND MENNONITE CHURCH Pastor ~ Pam Gerig Unruh SUNDAY WORSHIP 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Worship Services Community Men’s Prayer Breakfast First Thursday of Every Month 6:30 a.m. at Wayland Methodist in Wayland Everyone is WELCOME to attend! Olds Community Calendar City Council February 5 Lions Club February 12 First Responders February 12 WACO Women’s Club February 19 Firemen’s Meeting February 26

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Swedesburg Lutheran Church Calls New Pastor
By Jana Miller
Swedesburg Lutheran Church, a congregation just North of Mount Pleasant on Highway 218, announced that they have called Steven Zittergruen to be their new pastor. Zittergruen's first Sunday at Swedesburg was January 27, where he was installed at the congregation's worship at 10:45 a.m. This is Zittergruen's first call as a pastor, and the people of Swedesburg are excited about his passion for preaching and teaching as well as his youthfulness and energy. Zittergruen is enthusiastic about ministering at Swedesburg Lutheran: "My wife, Lisa, and I can't wait to join this community. I look forward to helping Swedesburg Lutheran grow as the people of God. I'm also excited about developing my own pastoral gifts in the midst of this strong congregation." The Zittergruens live in Iowa City, where Lisa is a student at the Carver College of Medicine. Zittergruen grew up in Monona, graduated from MFL MarMac in 1998, and attended college at Valparaiso University, in Indiana, where he majored in theology and philosophy and graduated with honors in 2002. After college he attended Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, South Carolina. He was awarded a Master of Divinity degree in 2006.
her arms and announced, "Well, I think it’s a cute smile." "Yes," I agreed, "It is a cute smile, it just isn’t her smile. I don’t want the picture." "Well, I think you should take it, it’s just fine, and then we can do the other six pictures. We’ve already been at this for twenty minutes." She replied and then had the nerve to check her watch, snap her gum in my face and start tapping her foot. My hackles rose. I don’t usually even have hackles, whatever they are, but that day, I had them plenty, and that comment stood them all on end. "I do not like that picture. I will not buy that picture! She looks like she sat on a porcupine, that’s not all right, that is not fine, that is a grimace, not a smile, I’m the paying customer, we will be here quite awhile, if that’s what it takes-" I stopped because I realized I was sounding like Dr. Seuss on too much caffeine. The end result was that I bundled up the kids, left the studio with no pictures at all and the grim determination that it would be candid shots from that day forth. I was thrilled with the purchase of my first digital camera about five years ago, and now, two cameras and about fifteen hundred pictures later, it has been well worth the money. I have to smile and shake my head when I pass by portrait studios, so happy I no longer feel obligated to frequent them. I may not have the polished pictures of perfection, showing impeccably groomed, stiffly posed children with big smiles on their faces, but not reflected in their eyes. The candid shots I have might show the scratches received from the kitties the day before, the raw areas where they picked off a scab when I told them not to, the dirt on the clothes they weren’t careful with, the hair that was finger-combed instead of brushed out, but it also shows the cheeky smile that says they are up to something, the body language that says they love me and the twinkle in the eyes showing a little glimpse of their innocent souls. And I wouldn’t trade those pictures for a thousand professional portraits. Nothing makes me smile more than when threeyear-old Jaicey shoves my camera in my hand with a big smile and says "Mommy, take a ‘cheese’ of me." Copyright @ 2008 Jana Miller

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Minister’s Moments
Humble Pie
By Pastor Dave Forrester Pastor of Trenton Missionary Church What kind of pie do you like? There are so many variations of this wonderful desert. There are apple, raisin, mincemeat, banana cream, peach, pecan, and the list goes on and on. I used to tell people that there isn’t a kind of pie that I do not enjoy. However, I have discovered there is a flavor that I do not particularly enjoy; in fact, it is very unpleasant. It is a type of pie very few people will ask for by name. You will never find it in a recipe book. It is unlikely to be displayed on the food network, and it usually will not be found in a restaurant. The type of pie I am referring to is humble pie. Humble pie is never enjoyable at the time; yet, it can be beneficial for us as followers of Christ. There was an incident I heard about on the radio that was embarrassing and humbling for the people The flowers of Chrisinvolved. A senior lady tian graces grow only driving through under the shade of the McDonalds ordered saltcross, and the root of free French fries. She them all is humility. pulled over in front of the drive-thru window while
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Picture Perfect
Whenever the kid’s birthdays roll around, I start thinking "picture taking" time. I made the mistake of having a professional picture taken at a portrait studio of my oldest child, Whitney, every three months until she turned two, and then at the half and full year marks until she reached school age. The problem with doing this with the first one, then obligated me to do it with each subsequent child. I would not have classified that as a problem if I had only had one more subsequent child. However, it became a bit of an aggravation after two more and a downright major annoyance after four more "subsequent children." It wasn’t that I didn’t want beautiful pictures of my beautiful children - quite the contrary in fact. I love pictures of them and I have a fortune wrapped up in candid camera pictures and photo albums of all of them. The difficulties arose because of the policies and restrictions that portrait studios have on their package deals to ensure they squeeze the most amounts of money possible out of their unsuspecting, (or in my case, very suspecting) customers. Only one coupon can be used per family per visit. If I wanted to get a package deal for each of them, I would have to make five separate trips. Since the three youngest have close birthdays, I would like to have all their pictures taken at the same time. I have already gone to two different studios in the same day in order to get the best price. Gas prices make that ineffective as a way to save money. Now studios are completely computerized, so as soon as they snap a photo, you have to look at the monitor and decide if you want it or not, right on the spot. If you say no, it’s deleted, and they snap another one. If you say yes, this will be the "package deal" portrait that you will get. Usually this means one or two of the sizes you really want, and eighty-five you don’t want or need. The difficulty here is in deciding if you really like the fake smile they’ve given you in that picture or what the odds are of getting a better one. It all relies on chance, and a few other factors like, how tired the child is, how hungry the child is getting, how impatient the other kids are, how unhelpful the photographer is, and how stressed I am by this time. A great photographer actually likes children, works with the child, does silly things to get them to smile and has good suggestions for poses and is quick with the trigger button. A good photographer will do some goofy things, but is more concerned how that looks to bystanders than how it’s affecting the child, and while they move along, they’re not too invested in the outcome. A bad photographer on the other hand, sighs a lot, doesn’t do any interacting with the subject whatsoever, and waits too long to take the picture, even when the mom is yelling, "Snap it, snap it now!" I seemed to get stuck with the latter more than the former. I think there were even a few that whipped out the "Back in One Hour" sign and left work for the rest of the day when they saw me coming. I remember getting in a somewhat heated argument with one photographer over a shot taken of a then twoyear-old, Delaney. She insisted it was a good smile, and I needed to accept that picture as my package deal and then continue with the six required remaining poses. I told her that the smile was not a natural smile of Delaney’s, and it didn’t look anything like her. The photographer folded

waiting for her order. However, where she parked caused her to hold up the cars directly behind her, including a police car. The officer in the squad-car flicked his lights, and when she did not respond he arrested the lady for dementia. Later, after her story was checked out, a greatly humbled officer released her. I, myself, was greatly embarrassed recently when I was confronted by an authority figure while going about my pastoral duties. I had been given false information. Humble pie does not taste good at the moment; yet when properly digested it can allow us to put on a virtue. Proverbs 11:2 says, “When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.” Colossians 3:12 says, “As God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.”

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Fun at Parkview

Mayor’s Musings
Mayor Brad Writes Jan. 7, 2008: Zero to 60 is a term used in the auto industry, usually of how many seconds it takes for an automobile to get from 0 to 60 mph. We are going to use the term in a different perspective today. The temperature went from 0 to 60 degrees in a matter of a few days. The snow reserve we had also ran down the drain. During the couple of weeks over Christmas and New Years we had a lot of winter. It’s much more bearable now. The Railroad street project is now completed. The street has a lot of mush on it; snow removal removed some of it but there is still plenty left. Hopefully the rain will work some more of it off. The City will be adding rock from time to time to the low spots where the street was dug up. The actual street construction will probably begin in May. The City wants to thank everyone for enduring the inconvenience over the last few months. The City received some very nice comments on how well the snow was cleared off the streets on weekends let alone over Christmas and New Years. Thanks to Barry and Randy and the volunteers that helped them in wee hours of the morning when there was no traffic. They all did a super job. It’s great to get positive comments. Its seems like its always easier to make negative comments than positive ones. We accept the negative comments and thank you greatly for the positive ones. Jan. 14, 2008: It’s kind of pleasant to watch TV at night now after all the politicians have moved to other states. There is a lot less commercials, and it’s even a pleasure to answer the phone again without a recording wanting you to endorse a certain candidate. Mother Nature left the door open again. The cold weather is here hopefully it won’t get a minus in front of the temperature, even though the weatherman says it going to. I think most farm related people will be glad to see a little colder weather to freeze the ground up. I understand it’s very muddy. Even the gravel roads are soft. In fact, Washington County banned its school buses from running on county gravel roads for a few days. Jan. 21, 2008: The City’s natural gas consumption was high for December and it looks like January will also be above average usage. The City will have to purchase some extra gas to cover the demand this heating season. I’m thinking the price of the extra gas will be in the range that we will let us continue at the current $11 per mcf rate for the season. Our weekend temperatures were below the goose egg (of zero). The Green Bay Packers and the New York Giants ballgame at Green Bay showed temperatures below zero and the fans were complaining that their drinks would freeze in the bottle before they could drink it. Also, I would think the spectators would be so cold after the ballgame that they couldn’t walk out of the stadium. If you happened to be watching this on TV, the players, fans and even the commentators made a quick exit looking for heat. Super Bowl Sunday is coming soon, but Arizona temperatures will be much warmer.

During the Christmas Holidays the staff and residents at Parkview Home enjoyed various parties and celebrations of the seasons. A visit from Wayland’s own Santa (Doc Rugg) was the highlight for young and old who enjoyed whispering their Christmas wishes in his patient, listening ear. Santa’s #1 Elf, Melinda (above on Santa’s lap) was there to hand out treats. Generations of Santa’s elves (above right) gather for a fun-day family reunion. At right: youngsters shirt states, “WARNING: allergic to lame gifts!”

VOLUNTEER HELP NEEDED AT PARKVIEW Parkview Home is in need of VOLUNTEERS to come in and read to residents several times during each week. If you would be interested in making life a little more enjoyable for our residents, please contact Judy Williams, Activity Director at 256-2775.

OOPS! In last month’s Jest for FunAn Engineering Calculation— the answer came before the QUESTION. This month we THINK we’ve got it right. Jest for Fun — An Engineering Calculation
Problem: A backhoe weighing 8 tons is on top of a flatbed trailer heading east on Interstate 70 near Hays, Kansas. The extended shovel arm is made of hardened refined steel and the approaching overpass is made of commercial-grade concrete, reinforced with 1 1/2 inch steel rebar spaced at 6-inch intervals in a criss-cross pattern, layered with 1-foot vertical spacing. Solve: When the shovel arm hits the overpass, how fast does the trailer with the backhoe have to be going to slice the overpass in half? (Assume no headwind and no braking by the driver, who is oblivious of the situation...) For Extra Credit: Solve for the time and distance required for the entire rig to come to a complete stop after hitting the overpass at the speed calculated above. Have you solved it? See below:

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Washington County Extension Receives $500 Wal-Mart Grant
The Washington Wal-Mart store recently awarded a $500 grant to the Washington County Extension Office. The grant will be used to purchase equipment for the Washington County 4-H program. Pictured are Chris Sieren, Personnel Manager of Wal-Mart, and Kati Peiffer, 4-H/Youth Coordinator.

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Songbird Exhibit
By Pamela Holz

Tenacity Translates into Health
By Anita Swartzendruber Disappointed but not to be counted out describes fitness enthusiasts in Wayland, a town of approximately 1000, after the local exercise center called it quits on April 1st of ’07. Small-towners sometimes have to settle for driving out of town for what they want—but not this time! Approximately 20 former members of the now defunct business met to discuss their options and pool ideas. A good set of exercise equipment was spotted for $7200. More research turned up an unused basement room at the local nursing home. Figuring 36 people paying $200 each for one year membership would produce $7200, it looked possible to start a fitness center in town. Negotiations with the nursing home board went smoothly. The equipment would be purchased by the new group and donated to The Parkview Home. The fitness center would pay $200 per month for utilities and the use of the room. (The estimated coast of utilities is $100-$125.) With administration, bookkeeping, and cleaning services done by volunteers, costs could be kept low. Members would pay $200 per year, $100 for six months, or $20 per month. Maintenance and replacement costs would be up to the group, and basic decisions have been made by the Board of Volunteers. A sizable contribution was made by one couple and an interest free loan by another, making it possible to move forward quickly. By June 1st, 45 paid members celebrated opening day and Parkview Fitness Center was born! The center boasts a total of 17 American machines including leg and arm extension, rotating torso, abs, inner thigh, and elliptical machines, a recumbent bike, gazelle, and treadmill. Other accessories like free weights, ab ball, recovery pads, TV sets, CD player, and fans were added. Soon word got around. Membership soared to almost 50, and currently fluctuates between 40 and 50, with as many as 100 have used the center at some point. Outside entrance through an empty connecting apartment gives members access to restrooms and shower facilities. One early bird member opens at 5:00 AM and another member living in the next apartment closes at 10:00 PM Monday through Friday. Saturday hours are 7:00 – 3:00. New members are given a short introduction on the use of the machines by a veteran member. “Feeling good” is important. A good workout and knowing you have contributed toward health of your community are both good feelings to those who worked on the committee and those using the center. For more information call: 319-256-7200 or 319-256-7171.

Save our Songbirds
Are you fascinated by our backyard birds? Do you want to know more about them as well as ways to make a difference? Then come to the Washington County Conservation Board’s program, Saving our Songbirds. This program will be on Thursday, January 31 beginning at 6:00 in the Conservation Education Center at Marr Park. During this program, you’ll learn about the songbirds of Iowa through a naturalist-led tour of the traveling Salute to Songbirds exhibit and then through a presentation. We’ll cover what makes a bird a songbird, the hobbies of bird feeding and bird watching, the dangers these birds face today, and ways to help our feathered friends. Marr Park is located one mile west of Ainsworth and 7 miles east of Washington on Highway 92. The Conservation Education Center is located in the south end of the park, across from the mini-lake. For more information, contact the Conservation Center at 319/657-2400. Time is running out to view the Salute to Songbirds Exhibit at the Conservation Education Center at Marr Park. This exciting traveling exhibit will be ending on Sunday, February 3. The Washington County Conservation Board is honored to be the second county in the state to host these fun, informative, and exciting displays. The Exhibit features many interactive panels and activities on songbird habitat, nesting, bird calls and songs, migratory habits and problems associated with, and much more. One portion even includes a large, cloth nest into which children can climb. Visit this Exhibit and be educated about our backyard birds. Visiting the Center and the Exhibit is free. The Center’s open hours are: Monday, Thursday, and Friday: 8:00 -4:30; Saturday: 8:00-4:00 and Sunday: 1:00-5:00. The Conservation Center is located in the south end of Marr Park, on Highway 92, one mile west of Ainsworth and seven miles east of Washington. For more information, contact the Washington County Conservation Board at 319/657-2400 or wccb@iowatelecom.net

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Great River Friends to Hold Jewelry Fair
West Burlington, Iowa, Jan. 21, 2008 — In keeping with its mission to support Great River Medical Center, Great River Friends is having a two-day jewelry fair. Thousands of items from Masquerade Jewelry will be available for $5. The sale is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, February 7, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, February 8, in the lobby of Mercy Plaza, 1225 S. Gear Ave., West Burlington. Great River Friends is a community of donors and volunteers who support Great River Medical Center with their gifts of time, talent and treasure. For more information, please call Great River Medical Center Volunteer Services at (319) 768-3340.


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BLOOMINGTON, IL - A thundering storm sweeps the Sea of Galilee. Rain pours down on a tiny fishing boat. A solitary figure steps out to calm the foaming sea -- and a wonder for the ages takes shape. For its 85th Easter season, the American Passion Play shares a story of spiritual majesty in an ornate Bloomington, Ill., edifice built almost solely for its telling. "The American Passion Play takes us on a spiritual journey to Palestine, 30 A.D." says Wally Crouch, Business Manager. "We travel with the living Christ, meet his Apostles and follow his ministry from the Sermon on the Mount to His resurrection and ascension." The play features live music, live voices and even live animals and rain. According to Crouch, the play is biblically accurate and is the oldest continuously performed passion play in the United States. Performance dates for the 2008 season are March 8, March 15, March 16, March 29, April 5, April 6 and April 12. All performances begin promptly at 2 p.m., prevailing Illinois time. To order tickets call 309-829-3903 or 800-354-9640. All tickets are $20. A buffet lunch or table seating space is available by reservation. Call for availability. A complimentary planner's packet is available for overnight tours. Bloomington-Normal is located in the center of Illinois and is a convenient, allInterstate distance from Chicago, St. Louis, Quad Cities and Indianapolis. Additional information about the play can be found at: www.americanpassionplay.org.

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The Write Way
By Bill Asenjo PhD

Writing for a Cause
There are events and incidents that may motivate you to write for a cause. You may want to right a wrong, educate and inform, help others avoid a situation that's happened to you, or raise funds. You may be moved to do this as an individual. Or you may work with a group, helping them in various ways with your writing talents. Sometimes you'll get paid for what you write, while other times you write simply because you want to share and help others.

The Northwestern College Red Raider Club will induct a former alumni into its Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, February 2. Honored at the Athletic Recognition Luncheon at 12 noon in the Vermeer Dining Room and at halftime of the men’s basketball game against Nebraska Wesleyan, which starts at 4 p.m., will be former Wayland resident Melinda (Leichty) Engelmann of Ames, Iowa. These and other inductees will bring the number of Hall of Famers to 85. The daughter of Leland and Esther Leichty of rural Wayland, Iowa, Melinda graduated from Iowa Mennonite School in 1996. Engelmann’s husband, Barry, is a 2000 Northwestern alumnus. Engelmann, a 2000 Northwestern graduate, earned NAIA All-American honors four times during her Red Raider track career. The middle distance runner was named an All-American at the national indoor meet in 1997 by placing fourth in the 600, at the national indoor meet in 1999 by placing third in the 600, at the national outdoor championships in 1999 by finishing third in the 800, and at the indoor national meet in 2000 by placing second in the 600. Engelmann was also on 4x800 relay teams that placed eighth at both the national indoor and outdoor meets in her junior year. Engelmann set three individual school records in 2000: 1:25.61 in the indoor 600-yard run, 1:33.59 in the indoor 600-meter run, and 2:13.22 in the outdoor 800. She was also part of the 1600-meter relay team that set an indoor school record with a 3:58.06 clocking in her senior year. In 1999, her 3200-meter relay squad set an outdoor school mark with a 9:19.13 time. In 1997, she was on the sprint medley relay team that set an outdoor school record of 4:09.44. A social work graduate, Engelmann is a schoolbased children’s therapist at the Orchard Place Child Guidance Center in Des Moines.

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Causes encompass almost anything that affects your life or the lives of others. They include
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•Write without anger and name-calling. When you write with obvious anger, perhaps even stooping to name-calling, you'll likely be considered a fanatic, one whose writing others will ignore or not want to be associated with. Instead of anger, demonstrate your point of view through examples and facts the arguments that prove your point or that help others see another side to a topic. •Check your facts. Whether you're writing articles, grant proposals, booklets, a speech — in fact, for any project — make sure your facts and figures are accurate. Don't simply write "off the top of your head". You'll lose credibility quickly this way. •Appeal to emotions. You do want to appeal to people's emotions, not in a maudlin or insincere way, but in a manner that enables them to relate to other people or situations. Often they'll recall something similar they — or a friend — encountered and thus better understand what you're trying to say. •Use clear, short sentences – don’t ramble. Keep your writing precise, even when using a conversational tone. While rambling pieces or scholarly tomes have their place, generally you need to keep your writing simple, yet clear and concise. •Know your audience. Know the people whose attention you’re trying to attract. Naturally, you’ll use a different tone for a humorous essay than a grant or investigative report. •Use humor to make a point. Most readers are receptive to humor. One or two humorous references, even within a serious piece, help keep your reader/ attention. •Use case histories and examples. Relating your, or others', experiences enhances credibility when writing about a cause.

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Award-winning and internationally-published freelance writer, Bill Asenjo, PhD writes for numerous publications. Bill has conducted writing workshops for Barnes & Noble, UI, Loras College, Grinnell Medical Center and Kirkwood. Contact Bill about his workshops, coaching (inperson, phone and online), or for professional writing and editing services: basenjo@iowatelecom.net; 319-6582016; www.billasenjo.com Award-winning and internationally-published freelance writer, Bill Asenjo, PhD writes for numerous publications. Bill has conducted writing workshops for Barnes & Noble, UI, Loras College and Kirkwood. Contact Bill about his workshops, coaching (in-person, phone and online), to order his booklets, or for professional writing and editing services: basenjo@iowatelecom.net; 319-658-2016; www.billasenjo.com Freelance copywriter Bill Asenjo, PhD, CRC Web: www.billasenjo.com; Phone: 319-658-2016. E-mail: basenjo@iowatelecom.net

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Winter Walking Safety Tips
By Micki Gerdes-Boelens, DPM, Seymour Foot and Ankle Center This winter’s been tough already, and with multiple months still left of snow and ice, it is important to remember to be safe when walking. Falls on ice and snow can lead to a number of injuries, including sprains, fractures, and tendon tears. Walking during the winter requires special attention to avoid slipping and falling. Here are a few recommendations to try to avoid injuries: -Practice safe walkingTake short steps, walk with feet pointed slightly outward, make wide turns, and walk slowly. -Wear slip resistant shoes – Ensure that shoes have adequate traction by scuffing the soles of new shoes or purchasing adhesive rubber soles to provide greater traction on shoes. -Keep one hand free for balance – One hand should be used for railings or balancing against objects, and avoid carrying items when possible. -Be alert for icy patches – These areas can be found under snow, and make sure to pay attention to the surfaces one is walking on. -Pay special attention to uneven surfaces – Inclines and stairs warrant extra attention and try to hold hand rails on stairs at all times. -Keep soles of shoes clean – Take time to properly wipe soles once indoors to provide better traction. If an injury would occur, prompt evaluation and treatment is necessary by a physician. In the meantime, immediately use the “R.I.C.E.” method – rest, ice, compression and elevation – to help reduce swelling, pain and further injury. Delaying treatment can result in long-term complications such as chronic ankle instability and pain, arthritis, or deformity. Please remember these safety tips when walking for the winter months ahead.

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This Pastor Has “Intestinal Fortitude”
(a fancy word for GUTS!)
Submitted by Jana Miller It seems prayer still upsets some people. When Minister Joe Wright was asked to open the new session of the Kansas Senate, everyone was expecting the usual generalities, but this is what they heard: Heavenly Father, We come before you today to ask your forgiveness and to seek your direction and guidance. We know Your Word says, "Woe to those who call evil good," but that is exactly what we have done. We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values. We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery. We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare. We have killed our unborn and called it choice. We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable. We have neglected to discipline rur children and called it building self esteem. We have abused power and called it politics. We have coveted our neighbor's possessions and called it ambition. We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of speech and expression. We have ridiculed the time honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment. Search us, Oh, God, and know our hearts today; Cleanse us from every sin and set us free. Amen! The response was immediate. Some walked out during the prayer in protest. In 6 short weeks Central Christian Church, where Reverend Wright is pastor, logged more than 5,000 phone calls with only 47of those calls responding negatively. The church is now receiving international requests for copies of this prayer. With the Lord's help, may this prayer sweep over our nation and wholeheartedly become our desire so that we again can be called "one nation under God." May God bless you today.

January 30, 2008

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Closing out 2007 & Looking into the new year with SPIRIT!
Articles this page by Michelle Wade, TWR Sports Writer Miscellaneous photos this issue by Beverly Conrad; Boys Basketball, CheerleadersAshley Brooks; Girls Basketball-Madison Roth and Fred Haberer. Michelle writes, The Webster Dictionary specialty definition for the word “January” is: “the month dedicated by the Romans to Janus.” This god had two faces and could look back into the past year, and forward into the current year. Though writers of The Wayland Reporter don’t have two faces, for a brief introduction into 2008, I’m going to look back at sports in 2007. Right: Bev Conrad caught this sports fan as he paused a second in his side-line sprinting to flash her a winning smile. Below: What sport is this????

J. H. Wrestlers Close Out 2007 with Success
Coach Carl Hudson is very proud of his junior high wrestlers from the 2007 season. And January approached quickly, Coach Hudson took a moment to talk with me about the season. With a ten member roster, excitement was never in short supply. There were three seventh graders; Kevin Anderson (11-8), Jerald Thompson (1-17), and Tommy Morris (4-15), while Zane Marrow (50), Alan Hesseltine (10-7), Christian Roth (outinjured), Justin Freyenberger (9-11), Tim Morozov (11-8), Zeke Nebel (10-0), and Kendall Leichty (8-1) provided the experience and leadership in the eight grade class. Coach Hudson was very proud of the way his men competed this year, as he boasted often of the way their “never-give-up” attitude made for interesting and intense matches. A mentality that I’m sure didn’t go unnoticed by the high school coaches. Mentioning two major high points was easy for Coach Hudson, stating, “… everyone wrestling a close and exciting match for a win.” as one, while watching Marrow win five matches and the teams’ full support is another. The Warrior wrestlers would like to thank everyone who helped and/or supported the team throughout the season.

J.H. Girl’s Basketball Show Improvement
The seventh grade team boasted a 12 member team, consisting of eight seventh and four eighth grade girls. A season record of 1-9 showed much improvement for a young group of student-athletes. The eighth grade in turn had 13 players and finished with a 3-7 record. Each player contributed to the season, both with their skills and their personalities. The seventh grade had 22 percent scoring with major assistance from Kristine Williams (37.5%), Nikki Godsey (30%), Sara Conwell (27.7%), and Kailey Gibbs (27.3%). Defensively, Cherakee Poland and Grace Lutovsky led the way with 48 and 42 respectively. For the eighth grade, Samiyyah Brown and Brooke Hammond each tallied 100% scoring,

going 2-2 from the floor, while Ashley Brooks dropped in 19 of 41 on the season for a 46.3 scoring percentage. Amber Davis led rebounders with 45 on the season while Sutton added 43, and Michaela Kremer roped in 36. Sutton topped the steals category with 25, while point-guard Kayla Conwell tallied 16 steals and dished out 14 assists. With the 2007 season in the books, the eighth graders will look to acquire new skills before making the jump to the high school level, while the seventh grade girls solidify the techniques and teachings they already have for success in next years season. Congratulations to all the junior high basketball players on their success and accomplishments this season. While J.H. Wrestling and Girl’s Basketball concluded WACO SPIRIT! Lidia Hihn pumps up the crowd as their seasons before the Christmas hiatus, the Varsity her fellow cheerleaders, Allison Martin, Rebekah KenBoy’s and Girl’s basketball nelly, and Grace Grieser lift her into the air. season rolled on. Speaking of being on a roll, the WACO Boy’s will send the Warriors into the SEISC tournabasketball team continues their winning streak, ment peaking at the appropriate time. The girl’s start tournament play Tuesday, pushing to a 16-1 record (as of Jan. 28, 2008), January 29, then face the Harmony Rockets in with their last loss coming on December18, their last regular season game on the fourth day 2007 to Pekin in a barn-burning 44-57 loss. of February. The Warrior cagers will have to The Warrior men begin to close out their regular season Monday January 28 with a 7:30 wait to see who they will face in the first round of the conference tournament, and where exgame at Wapello. In the previous match-up, actly the two teams will clash. WACO escaped with a 62-58 overtime win Check back in The Wayland Reporter Februagainst the Arrows at home. This time, the ary edition to find out how both teams faired as men of the hardwood will have to travel to a hostile Wapello gymnasium. Then, on Febru- their tournament dreams take flight. And for a ary 1, take center stage in the first round of the recap of the WACO Varsity wrestling season. Southeast Iowa Super Conference tournament. The place is yet to be determined. The Varsity girl’s team has continued to Below (left): Drill Team lines up to improve throughout the season, coming close show off their spirit. in many games, despite their 4-12 season. Below (right): Isaac Stauffer deConsecutive victories over Columbus Junction and Van Buren in the last full week of January lights crowds with his dance routine.

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Guys Javan Freyenberger, Austin McBeth, Chayse Roth, Isaiah Stauffer, Conrad Yutzy, and Tad Morrow relax after securing another win against Winfield on the 18th.

Isaiah Stauffer and Conrad Yutzy pressure the ball as Winfield tries to break the stiff press.
Tad Morrow stays low on defense against Winfield’s post.

Javan Freyenberger steals the ball during the Lone Tree game and takes flight for a lay-up.
Junior High ball players battle just as hard as their elders in JV & Varsity!

A few candid shots by photographers Beverly Conrad and Ashley Brooks. Center top: Nathan Shelman. Center below: Bryce Shelman. Bottom right: Isaiah Stauffer lines up the ball from the line.

Lady Warriors

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Top left: Rachel Miller brings the ball up the court. Who says posts can’t dribble. Top right: Abbey Roth focuses on the rim as she prepares to shoot a free throw as Kiley Hudson watches. Above left: Kara Lowe dribbles the ball down the court. Above right: Chelsea Jepson fights for a rebound against Pekin. Below: Chelsea Jepson seeks out a teammate for the throw.

Photos this page by Beverly Conrad, Madison Roth and Fred Haberer. Top & Center: Wayland Reporter photographer Ashley Brooks takes time off from shooting photos to shooting hoops! Above: Sabrina Jepson gives a fake as she waits for Kara Lowe and Rachel Miller to start the offense.

WACO Receives Humanities Grant
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Poetry Winner
Submitted by Kristine Kliewer Congratulations to Isaac Black for winning 1st place in the Tri-Area Reading Council Poetry Contest for 6th Grade. Students in Mrs. Kliewer's class studied Haiku poetry this fall. Generally Haiku poems follow a specific pattern of three lines with 5 syllables in the first line, 7 syllables in the second line, and 5 syllables in the final line. Since many Haiku poems are focused on nature, the class went on a "Haiku hike" around the city of Crawfordsville. They took notes on what they observed in nature and later wrote several Haiku poems. Isaac will have the opportunity to share his winning poem with other winners across the area on February 12 at the Mount Pleasant Library. Isaac's winning poem: Lovely autumn leaves fall delicately to earth in their own soft way.

Submitted by Bert Miller January 30, 2008 WACO has been selected to receive a NEH (National Endowment for the Humanities) Picturing America Grant. This grant includes a large portfolio of 40 laminated reproductions of American art masterpieces along with teaching materials to provide students with the opportunity to learn about our nation’s history and culture in a fresh and engaging way. The Picturing America project uses art from each historical period ranging from Native American to modern day as a catalyst for the study of American history—the cultural, political, and historical threads woven into our nation's fabric over time. Picturing America is designed to encourage interdisciplinary partnerships between librarians, artists and classroom teachers. Shown above are Mr. Brad Shetler, Mr. Robert Donkersloot, Mrs. Jean Caboth, Mr. Bert Miller holding a few of the classic art.

WACO Students in Honor Choir
Submitted by Millie Youngquist On Friday, January 25, eight members of the WACO Junior High Chorus participated in the Southeast Iowa Junior High Honor Choir in Mt. Pleasant. They joined approximately 80 other junior high singers from this area of the state for a day of rehearsal under the direction of guest conductor, Matt Huth of Waukee Community Schools. They presented a concert at 7:00 PM on Friday evening, January 25, in the Chapel Auditorium of Iowa Wesleyan College. WACO participants pictured are: Front Row: Ashley Sutton, Mikaela Kremer, Kathryn Pusey, Allison Kennelly. Back Row: Justin Allison, Connor Ferguson, Tim Morozov, Gerald Thompson.

WACO Recycles

WACO Orchestra
Submitted by Denise Freyenberger WACO Orchestra students joined others from throughout southeast Iowa to participate in the Southeast Iowa Symphony Youth String Festival on January 16th. They rehearsed throughout the day and performed at a 4:00 concert in front of a large audience of family members and friends. Waco students who were selected to participate included: Braden Blake, Leah McElhinney, Darren Rickheim, Katelyn Thomson, Aaliyah Brown, Emma Eubanks, Jennie Greene, Jalyssa Jepson, Erika Leichty, Corbin Schultz, Kaila Leichty, Colin Poe, Cey Saeugling, Koltyn Welker, Klinton Garrett, Kayleigh Applegate, Morgan Dugger, Brenda McArtor, Kristine Williams, Justina Anderson, Brooke Hammond, Kathryn Pusey and Connor Ferguson. Chaperones for the event were Karen Garrett and Jennifer McElhinney and the orchestra instructor is Denise Freyenberger.

Submitted by Bert Miller Students in Mr. Meyer's Environmental Science class have been studying recycling. The students have placed boxes in teacher's rooms to recycle office paper. The students collect the boxes every week. The paper is then loaded into Mr. Miller's station wagon and taken to City Carton in Mt. Pleasant to be recycled. Future plans include expanding the program to include newsprint and the glossy paper used in magazines and catalogs. The program has gone well - so well in fact that we now have more paper than will fit in the station wagon. Students are investigating the possibility of having Mr. Dugger's construction class build a recycling shed. Then paper could be stored up and City Carton would come and collect the paper with a forklift. One advantage to this would be that City Carton would pay WACO for the paper it picks up. Photo above: (left to right) Donovan Swift, Trace Nebel and Uriah Rugg loading paper for recycling.

At the January 14, 2008 Regular meeting the WACO Board took the following action: ♦ Approved the minutes of the December 17 2007 meetings as presented. ♦ Approved the financial statements as presented. ♦ Approved the open enrollment requests. ♦ Approved the contracts as presented. ♦ Tabled action on the approval of an E-Rate provider until the January 21, 2008 board meeting. ♦ Approved the 2008-2009 certificated staff as presented. ♦ Approved the 2008-2009 classified staff as presented. ♦ Approved Michelle Miller as part-time teacher assistant a the elementary for four (4) hours per day at the compensation of $7.75 per hour. ♦ Approved the position of a part-time teacher assistant.

WACO “WALL OF FAME” NOMINATIONS The WACO Foundation has created the WACO Wall of Fame Award .The Wall of Fame award was created to honor graduates of WACO, Crawfordsville, Olds, and Wayland who have made significant contributions in their fields or professions. If you would like to nominate someone for a Wall of Fame award, please contact the WACO Superintendent's Office (319-256-6200) for a nomination form. Awards will be awarded semi-annually in the spring and fall.
WACO Community Schools Nondiscrimination Statement The WACO Community Schools will not discriminate in its educational programs, activities or employment practices based on race, color, national origin, gender, age religion, ancestry, sexual orientation or any legally protected class. If you have any questions or concerns please contact: Dr. Darrell Smith, Superintendent of Schools; 706 North Pearl, Wayland, Iowa 52654 319-256-6201 or dsmith@wacohs.com

The Class Reunion’s Lesson
A group of graduates, well established in their careers, were talking at a reunion and decided to go visit their old university professor, now retired. During their visit, the conversation turned to complaints about stress in their work and lives. Offering his guests hot chocolate, the professor went into the kitchen and returned with a large pot of hot chocolate and an assortment of cups - porcelain, glass, crystal, some plain looking, some expensive, some exquisite - telling them to help themselves to the hot chocolate. When they all had a cup of hot chocolate in hand, the professor said, “Notice that all the nice looking, expensive cups were taken, leaving behind the plain and cheap ones. While it is normal for you to want only the best for yourselves, that is the source of your problems and stress. The cup that you're drinking from adds nothing to the quality of the hot chocolate. In most cases it is just more expensive and in some cases even hides what we drink. What all of you really wanted was hot chocolate, not the cup; but you consciously went for the best cups—and then you began eyeing each other's cups! “Now consider this: Life is the hot chocolate; your job, money and position in society are the cups. They are just tools to hold and contain life. The cup you have does not define, nor change the quality of life you have. Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the hot chocolate God has provided us. God makes the hot chocolate, man chooses the cups. The happiest people don't have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything that they have.” Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. And enjoy your hot chocolate.

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Southeast Iowa Symphony News
James Dixon was a strong, positive influence on many musicians, and I’m included in that group. He was my role model for maintaining high standards of performance as a conductor. SEISO’s winter concert series is dedicated to the memory of Iowa’s respected music man. By setting the highest standards of performance, the impact of his life’s work has been clearly felt throughout the state and the country. He was a great admirer of Gustav Mahler, and the SEISO is proud to present Mahler’s 1st symphony in honor of James Dixon. Saturday – February 16, 2008 7:30 PM – Memorial Auditorium – Burlington Sunday – February 17, 2008 3:00 PM – Bridge View Center – Ottumwa 7:30 PM – IWC Chapel Auditorium – Mt. Pleasant

WWII Memories
World War II came to life at a recent event at Swedesburg Lutheran Church Ladies and Guest Night on January 22, 2007. Guest speakers, Gerry Klopfenstein of Wayland and Bob Lindell of New London were on hand to tell the stories of two of their late relatives’ experiences relating to Pearl Harbor, Europe and Japan. They began Above: Gerry Klopfenstein was with the dropping of one of the guest speakers at bombs on Pearl HarSwedesburg . bor. Klopfenstein told this and more about his Uncle Allen Goff’s experiences with a B-29 crew over Japan. Lindell shared stories from the life of his father-in-law Keith Haight and a B-17 Europe ground crew, as well as Pearl Harbor. Allen Goff is a well-known artist from the area who kept a detailed journal of the missions that his crew flew each day. Lindy Chrisinger, accounts that Goff sketched with colored pencils during those days and his sketches depicted aircraft and captured sights from each day’s missions. Chrisinger noted that some have stated that Goff’s journals should be in the Smithsonian Institute. “I wouldn’t be surprised if they did end up there,” Chrisinger stated. Shot down over Holland (the Netherlands), Keith Haight was sheltered by the Dutch, who hid him during his time of evading the Nazi’s. His son-in-law stressed how the Europeans appreciated the Allies and American intervention that led to Liberation from the Nazi regime. Lindy Chrisinger noted that both Goff and Haight were in their early teens and early 20’s when they served in the war. It is hard to realize how young the soldiers were and still are! “When the war started,” Chrisinger said, “not many troops were on active duty. They had just enough time to train before being sent off to learn in the field.” Chrisinger encouraged people of all ages to talk to Veterans about their first hand war experiences, stating, “WWII vets are living history.” It’s a learning experience for listeners and a way of dealing with their experiences for veterans.

Master Gardeners Plan Rose Program
Fifteen Master Gardeners met on Tuesday, January 22, 2008, at 7:00 p.m. at the Washington Public Library. Sheila Gerot presided over the business meeting. The 2008 programs were handed out to each member. Roll call was what is your favorite bulb. The minutes from the previous meeting were read and approved. The February meeting will be a presentation by Deb Walser, Linn County Master Gardener, on perennials in her garden. She has over sixty slides in her presentation. This meeting is open to the public and will be held at 7:00 p.m. on February 26, 2008 at the Farm Bureau Office in Washington. There will be no charge for the public to attend. Additional program ideas were discussed. Vicki Gonterman will look into finding another pond garden to tour for the August meeting. Sheila Gerot will contact Joyce Gauger of West Liberty about scheduling a tour of her gardens in June. The Master Gardeners annual plant sale will be held at the schoolhouse at the fairgrounds. The tentative date is Saturday, May 17. Advertising and posters will be distributed. Kirkwood Community College 2008 Winter Gardening Fair – February 2, 2008 Muscatine County “Art of Gardening” – March 15, 2008 Project Green Sunday Garden Forums at the Iowa City Public Library Iowa City Landscaping Winter Class Schedule Iowa State University Master Gardener Summer Session – July 11-12, 2008 Horticulture in the Heartland at Clinton – March 1, 2008 Polk County MG’s bus trip to the Tri-State MG Conference in Milwaukee on July 16-19, 2008. Shirley Pfeifer presented the program on “Dutch Bulbs” and told about her trip to the Keukenhof Gardens in Holland.

HAPPY 80th BIRTHDAY MARSHAL Celebrating 80th Birthday Marshal W. Rose of Donnellson, formerly of Crawfordsville, will be celebrating his 80th birthday with an OPEN HOUSE on Saturday, February 2, 2008 from 2:00-4:00 PM at the Donnellson United Methodist Church. All family and friends are invited. No gifts, please. Marshal was born on February 2, 1928 near Crawfordsville and spent much of his life there. Cards may be sent to Marshal Rose at P.O. Box 178, Donnellson, IA 52625.

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Henry County Supervisor
MOUNT PLEASANT -Joy Lynn Conwell, of rural Salem, announced her intention on Wednesday, January 16, to run as a candidate for the County Board of Supervisor at Large position for Henry County. A Republican, Conwell will run in the June 2008 primary. Conwell lived in Mount Pleasant for over 21 years before moving to Atlantic, Iowa where she served as the interim newspaper editor before going to work for the Atlantic Community School District from 1996 to 2001. In September 2001, Conwell with her husband, Ed, returned to southeast Iowa and live on a small farm west of Salem. Currently, Conwell is employed at Chadwick Library, Iowa Wesleyan College. “I have always believed that citizens should step up and take an active roll in their community. These last 4 years of serving as the Mount Pleasant Community School District’s representative on the Henry County Conference Board and working with the current mayors and Henry County Board of Supervisors has only strengthened my desire to

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The Iowa Mennonite School Chamber Singers will provide “Singing Valentines” on the 14th of February. Reservations may be made by contacting the school office (656-2073 or 6832586). Cost is $35 to sing for an individual, or $60 for a group. Payment must be made upon making the reservation. Singers shown above are Allison Yoder, Evelyn Charles, Collin Gingerich, Maria Davis, Samantha Beachy, Asenath Libby, Brooks Miller, Todd Hooley (Wayland), Isaac Fox-Poulsen, Amanda Drish, and Alex Dehogues. The group is directed by Karenza Yoder..

The Bel Canto Singers of Hesston College, Hesston, Kansas, will present a service of choral music entitled Out of the Depths, Saturday, February 16 in IMS’ Celebration Hall. The 7:00 p.m. program features an eclectic body of work, organized around the season of Lent. All are warmly invited. The 18-member, mixed ensemble is directed by Bradley Kauffman, former Music Director at IMS. The group of singers is pictured below.

serve the county. I have found that working with the other committee members in dealing with the county assessor and his office, and dealing with their annual budget, as well as the county examining board, has helped prepare me to understand the responsibilities of a supervisor,” Conwell stated. Conwell is completing six years on the Mount Pleasant Board of Education, representing the Salem district, and has served as the Mount Pleasant School District’s Legislative Advocate. She also has been a member of the Southeast Iowa Council Boy Scouts of America Board of Directors; Mississippi Valley Council Boy Scouts of America LDS Relationship Commissioner; Henry County Tourism Board of Directors; and the Midwest Old Settlers and Threshers Association Board of Directors. She was recently inducted as a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, a professional honor society for women educators. Conwell is also a member of AARP and the Salem American Legion Auxiliary. A recognized local historian, Conwell is involved with Henry County Heritage Trust and is a requested local history speaker and free-

lance writer. As an advocate for young people, Conwell was appointed by the Commission on Children, Youth, and Families to serve for eight years as the advisor of the Iowa Youth Caucus, a youth-directed legislative advocacy group. Conwell is the recipient of the prestigious national Spurgeon Award that honors the efforts of individuals who provide career education experiences for young people. Conwell was also recognized for her work in the founding and development of Explorer Post 1846, a youth museum studies program sponsored by Midwest Old Settlers and Threshers. “With the Board of Supervisors having both legislative and administrative powers and as the policy-making body for county government, it is imperative that the Board keeps in mind that it represents all the people of Henry County. It must set priorities, allocate resources and maintain budgetary control, all the while remembering it exists to for the purpose of improving the quality of life for Henry County residents. It would be my privilege to serve on the Board of Supervisors”, stated Conwell. E-mail: jconwell@iwc.edu

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Heaton Votes to Protect Military Members’ Jobs
(DES MOINES) – Thursday, the Iowa House unanimously passed House File 2065, a bill which protects the jobs of reservists and National Guard members who are called to service. The approved legislation ensures that when a military member has completed their service, they are able to return to their job. While most businesses have been very supportive and understanding of Iowa service men and women, there have been a few reported incidents. This bill tightens the current law to ensure that our military members are fully protected. Rep. Dave Heaton (R-Mount Pleasant) supported the legislation. “It’s important to protect the jobs of our service men and women while they are away protecting our freedoms,” said Rep. Heaton. “I voted in favor of this legislation as it ensures our commitment to them.” The bill becomes effective upon enactment.

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Crawfordsville News
By Billie Jo Rose
News from December 12, 2007 The White Cloud Club met Wednesday, December 5, 2007 for a 12:30 PM luncheon at the home of Jolene Colthurst in Washington with eleven present. Pat Miller, President, gave the reading “Gift of a Child.” Roll call was answered with members bringing a special Christmas ornament to share or tell about. The secretary and treasurer’s reports were read and approved. The club will not meet in January, but will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 6, 2008 for a sewing day at the church. One Mystery Sister Gift was received. A Christmas gift exchange was enjoyed. Those present were: Lennis Beichter, Julia Bletscher, Jolene Colthurst, Joyce Huff, Frieda Finke, Betty Lintz, Betty Lucas, Pat Miller, Pauline Richardson, Mildred Sands, and Carrie Coble. On December 8, 2007, fifteen members of the Crawfordsville Wednesday Study Club met at the Hays’ Tea Room for a 9:00 a.m. breakfast. Marie Dare planned the event. John Hays gave the program, speaking about the time he has spent in Africa and other 3rd World countries helping those people get pure drinking water. Many people die every year from the contaminated water they drink daily. John belongs to an organization called International Water Management Systems. John has built a means of purifying the water in these remote regions. John and his wife, Mary Jo, will be going to Mexico in the near future on another humanitarian mission. Rotary Clubs have been very generous in helping fund several of these missions. The Club’s Christmas giving went to the International Water Management Systems to help in their funding. The next meeting will be January 16, 2008 with Ruth Erwin as hostess. News from December 19, 2007 A Christmas recital was held at the United Church of Crawfordsville on the evening of Sunday, December 9, 2007. Eighteen piano students who take lessons from Susan Mitchell performed a variety of Christmas music. There were many duets and several students also performed vocally. The evening began with the whole audience singing “Deck the Halls”. The students that participated were Nayra Lujano, Allison Schantz, Kristen Twinam, Christian Lovan, Elizabeth Butler, Noah Mueller, Erika Leichty, Addie Pacha, Landon Hinkley, Maggie Smith, MeKenna Goodwin, Melissa Hinkley, Janelle Erwin, Madison Roth, Kelli Miller, Abbey Roth, Allison Martin and Kalen Boshart. There was a group of seventy-five in attendance, who braved the weather. On Monday evening, December 10, 2007 fourteen members of the Crawfordsville Lions Club and ten guests held their annual Christmas dinner at Shirley’s Café in Crawfordsville. Everyone had a choice of roast beef, ham or pork chops, with all the trimmings. Lion President Gene Lintz called the meeting to order. Following the meal, the Lions sang Happy Birthday to Merl Finke. A while elephant gift exchange was also enjoyed. Guests in attendance were Glenda Egli, Ruth Erwin, Frieda Finke, Linda Finke, Donna Fletcher, Lisa Jewell, Diane Johnston, Betty Lintz, Marjorie Massey and Pat Miller. The Lions Club had another successful Christmas drawing, Saturday, December 15th with around 158 prizes handed out from local and area merchants. Desi Mathews was the Grand Prize winner of $100.00 cash. Prior to the drawing the Crooked Creek 4-h Club held a bake sale and Santa also made an appearance and handed out candy to the children. News from December 26, 2007 On Saturday, December 15, 2007, the family of Greg and Carol Graber enjoyed Christmas together in the parental Graber home. Those attending were Tim and Lisa Graber, Morgan and Cody of Wayland, Darin and Emily Graber, Garrett, Gabe and Riley of Wayland and Chris and Gina Peterson of Johnston, IA. Jack and Ruth Erwin entertained their children, Sharon and Tom Boring of Shueyville, IA and David and Tammy Erwin and their families at a Christmas gathering on Saturday, December 22nd. Dinner guests on Sunday at the home of Frieda and Mel Finke were Bill and Cindy Finke, Jabe Finke of Winfield, Phil and Barb Deats of Clive, Nate and Aly Miller and Nataly of

Mediapolis and Andrew and Kelly Finke of Dubuque. Christmas dinner guests in the home of Victoria Griffith were: Doris, Larry and Lisa Price, Lorna and Jeff Hood, Jakob, Linzie and Liam, all of Mt. Pleasant; Susan Griffith and Larry Bruse of Iowa City and Ron Griffith of Crawfordsville. Visitors later in the day were Betsy Griffith and Nathan Fisher of Rock Island, IL, and Mandy and Jessie Griffith of Iowa City. Arlene Fletcher hosted a Christmas dinner for her family on Christmas Day. Those attending were: Larry and Donna Fletcher, Crawfordsville, Brad and Carol Fletcher, Clint and Emma of Cedar Rapids; Steve and Pam Green, Fletcher and Jacob of Washington; Mick and Kathy Garris of Winfield; Michelle Garris and friend, Shannon McMurrin of Waterloo; Jennifer and Charlie Dill, Aliyah and Garrison of St. Louis, MO; Erik and Leah Garris of Cedar Rapids; Robin Fletcher of Eddyville, Amy and Corey Mellis of Ames, Linsey Fletcher of Cedar Falls and fiancé Kaleb Zimmerman of Aredale. News from January 2, 2008 Dean and Ruth Slater drove to Ft. Smith, Arkansas recently to visit their daughter Rhonda and Anthony Caton and grandchildren, James and Jenna Palmer. They went especially to see James graduate from Arkansas Tech in Russellville, AK on December 15th. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. degree in Music Education. The Slaters had most of their family visit over Christmas. Sharon, Rob, and Ryan Fontaine flew out from Hopkinton, Massachusetts for a week and Rhonda Caton, James and Jenna Palmer visited five days from Ft. Smith, AK. On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Vicki and Terry Simester from Muscatine and Brandon and Machelle Hubbs from Marietta, Georgia visited also. The family of Dwight and Mary Frances Graber enjoyed a belated Christmas dinner and gift exchange on Saturday December 29th at the home of Rick and Joanne Shelman and family at rural Solon. Attending along with the Graber’s were: Greg and Carol Graber of Crawfordsville; Darin and Emily Graber, Garrett, Gabe and Riley of Wayland; Doug and Elizabeth Graber and Anne of Swedesburg; Annette and Paul Von Tersch, Jackie and Jenae Boshart and Christopher Boshart and daughter Hadley of Wayland; Mark and Lori Graber, Jill and Justin of Crawfordsville and the hosts, Rick and Joanne Shelman, James and Jennifer, Nicholas and Kristina. Dinner guests of Merl and Frieda Finke on Sunday enjoyed a belated Christmas were: Bill and Cindy Finke of Winfield; Kiley Finke of Cedar Rapids; Phil and Barb Deats of Clive; Nate and Aly Miller and Nataly of Mediapolis; Andrew and Kelly Finke of Dubuque; David, Tiffany and Carter Finke of Bristow, IA; Kathy and Cisco Hill of Panama City, Florida; Debbie Finke and Mona Rowe of Kauai, Hawaii and Cheryl Stagner of Mt. Union. News from January 9, 2008 Chris and Gina Petersen of Johnston, IA became the parents of a daughter, Reagan Lynn on December 30, 2007. She weighed in at 6 lbs., 11 oz. and was 20 in. long. She is their first child. Grandparents of Reagan are Greg and Carol Graber of Crawfordsville and Dean and Mary Petersen of Audubon, IA. Dwight and Mary Frances Graber of Crawfordsville, Delmar and Alice Nitzsche of West Point, Nebraska, and Ernie Petersen of Kimballton, IA are great-grandparents. The Wyman Community Club met Monday January 7, 2008 at the Ainsworth Four Corners for lunch. Those enjoying the time together were: Robert and Lucille Humphreys and Merl and Frieda Finke of Crawfordsville; Jim and Lorrine Frame of Winfield; Joann Love, Wilma Arthur, Audrey Finke and Don and Alice Davis of Washington. Alice treated everyone to birthday cake. The next meeting will be February 4, 2008 at 11:30 AM at Ainsworth Four Corners. 2nd Lieutenant Doug Marsh, from Schofield Barracks in Hawaii, his wife Crystal and children: Breeannah, Tiarrah, Colten, and Brennan arrived last week in Crawfordsville. Doug left Thursday to go to Ft. Sill, Oklahoma for an additional six weeks of Officer’s Training. He will then return to Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri for three more months of training, before going to Ft. Drum, New York where he will be stationed with his family. The family will reside in Crawfordsville for the next six months. News from January 16, 2008 The United Church Women met at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, January 8, 2008 at the Fellowship Hall with seven members present. Julia Bletscher gave the devotions, reading from the book “Together with Jesus.” Pauline Richardson presided at the busi-

Thoughts of Mine in Words and Rhyme
By J. Duwaine Hirschy

New Year’s Edition
Written at: 9 p.m. 12-21-07 O God, I believe that I just might For the rest of the year do what is right. Today’s the last of “2007” This year I’ve asked and you’ve forgiven. So many times I can’t relate. Now I’m approaching “2008” Mistakes I’ve made and yes a plenty, Not one or two, or ten or twenty; But a new year is coming, it won’t be late And we’ll start with a brand new slate. Written at: 8 a.m. 1-1-08 Sometimes ideas I cannot keep, Yes that is right, I fell asleep. And now we’re in a brand new year. God please help me my load to bear. I ask for help now right away, Your guidance I will need each day. I can’t do much alone that’s right, Like even finish a poem last night. I know I’m slow, that’s one of my fears, To write this poem took part of two years.
ness meeting. The Opening Creed was read in unison. Pat Miller gave the treasurer’s report. Correspondence included several “Thank You” cards from people who had received goody boxes in November. Also, “Thank You” notes from donations to missions and from the families of Ella Fisher and Jean Fletcher for serving funeral lunches. “The Prayer of Least Coin” was read in unison. Offerings were taken for the Least Coin, call to prayer and self denial and local. It was decided to purchase two new items for use in the church kitchen. The February work committee is Janet Whiting and Nancy Rugg. The meeting concluded with the closing creed and prayer. Pat Miller served delicious refreshments. The Crawfordsville Lions met for the monthly dinner meeting on Monday, January 14, 2008. Lion President Gene LIntz called the meeting to order with twelve members and one guest, Jennie Greene present. Lion President, Gene led the Pledge of the Flag and Lion Larry Fletcher offered prayer. Everyone enjoyed a delicious meal prepared by Alice Hochstetler. “Thank You” notes were read from people receiving gifts at the Lions Christmas drawing. The upcoming pancake supper set for February 9, 2008 was discussed. Ticket costs will be $6.00 in advance and $7.00 at the door. Eleven and under are $2.50 and pre-schoolers are free. Tickets may be purchased from any Lion member. A motion was made to have the Leo Club help at the pancake supper. The meeting concluded with Lion Fletcher twisting tails. Ruth Erwim was hostess in her farm to twelve members of the Crawfordsville Wednesday Study Club on January 16, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. Joan Anderson served as co-hostess. Lennis Beichter, President, presided at the business meeting after leading the Flag Salute and the reading of the Club Collect. The program of the afternoon was a group effort. At the last meeting each member drew slips of paper that had either the name of an interesting place in Iowa or the name of a famous person either in Iowa or had some connection to the state. The members were to do research on their place or person and make a brief report to the other members. People reported on were: Tom Brokaw, Bob Feller, Norman Borloug, Kat Megrew, Mary Louise Leonard (Lillian Russell), Robert Schuler and Gary Cooper. It made for a most interesting program. The program will continue at the February 20th meeting to be held in the home of Helen Lease. Some brief book reviews were also given.

PHOTO EXHIBIT at Washington Public Library
Photographers Nancy Rash and Lyle Moen invite the community to view their photography exhibit, “9 Seasons of Washington,” now on display in the Helen Wilson Gallery at the Washington Public Library. Moen has created additional seasons of snow, ice and rain and night to show the beauty of many weather and climate conditions that we sometimes think are inconvenient. Come view local Washington sites in different conditions. The display will be replaced on February 1st. In February the couple will display photos of Mt. Whitney, Death Valley, Joshua Tree, Great Sand Dunes, Painted Dessert and Petrified Forest National Parks as part of their annual photography exhibit at the Library. Rash and Moen vacation in national parks and hiking the great parks affords them some vistas and wildlife that others may not have an opportunity to view. At each exhibit, viewers are encouraged to "vote" for their favorite photo.

Henry County Relay for Life Community Kick-Off
Submitted by Judy Hueholt, Wayland News It is a brand new year with brand new possibilities. By now many of us have made New Year’s resolutions that we have not kept. Why not make one that you can keep and help others while you are doing it? Decide this is the year to help out the American Cancer Society by participating in their signature activity at the Henry County Relay For Life on Saturday, July 12, 2008! Relay For Life is a unique opportunity to come together as a community in the fight against cancer. Many of the participants are cancer survivors, which serves as a reminder that our communities are not immune to this disease and we can actually help our friends, families and neighbors that have been touched by cancer. Are you not sure what it is all about or who Relay is for? Well, here is your chance to learn all about Relay For Life and what it stands for and what it offers. Relay is for everyone from businesses, clubs, families, friends, hospitals, places of worship, schools and service organizations. Meet with us on Wednesday, February 13, 2008 at the Mt. Pleasant Civic Center (in the new library) at 6:00 p.m. During this time you can learn all about Relay For Life. Also, there will be door prizes and if you are interested in starting your own team, you can earn incentives just for showing up!!! Celebrate-Remember-Fight Back is the theme for this years’ relay Celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer. Remember loved ones lost to the disease and Fight Back! These words say it all. We are very excited about introducing this Community Kick-Off because Relay is all about community. Henry County will have 117 people diagnosed with cancer this year. Because of community support, we had a record number of cancer survivors attend the 2007 Relay For Life Celebration. Without the community and all the participants, Relay For Life would not be able to raise an estimated $407 million annually. In 2007, all of the communities in Henry County raised an astounding $85,000 for cancer research!!! Lastly, anyone who has steeped foot onto a track at Relay For Life has felt the impact that this single event can have on a community. Imagine the power of nearly 4,800 communities across the nation united in a single cause. Lets be one of those communities who takes charge and makes a difference! Please join us on Wednesday, February 13th at 6:00 p.m., at the Civic Center. For more information please contact Danielle Davidson at 319-3859744 or e-mail Danielle at gopostal@iowatelecom.net.

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Jest for Fun!
Neologisms: alternate meanings for common words
Submitted by Bill Asenjo: Once again, The Washington Post has published the winning submissions to its yearly neologisms, in which readers are asked to supply alternate meanings for common words.

The winners are:
1. Coffee (n.), the person upon whom one coughs. 2. Flabbergasted (adj.), appalled over how much weight you have gained. 3. Abdicate (v.), to give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach. 4. Esplanade (v.), to attempt an explanation while drunk. 5. Negligent (adj.), describes a condition in which you absentmindedly answer the door in your nightgown. 6. Lymph (v.), to walk with a lisp. 7. Gargoyle (n.), olive-flavored mouthwash. 8. Flatulence (n.) emergency vehicle that picks you up after you are run over by a steamroller. 9. Balderdash (n.), a rapidly receding hairline. 10. Oyster (n.), a person who sprinkles his conversation with Yiddishisms. 11. Frisbeetarianism (n.), The belief that, when you die, your Soul flies up onto the roof and gets stuck there.

The Arc News
The Arc wishes to share with others that another successful year and Christmas season has been credited to the outstanding support of the media, businesses, school staff and administration, organizations, Foundations and individuals in Jefferson and nearby counties. Due to this support, following is some (but not all) of the activities/ services provided by The Arc in 2007: Donated $200 so that individuals with disabilities can play billiards at the Fairfield Park & Rec without charge; Gave two $500 scholarships—one in memory of Susan Presley to an individual with a developmental disability to attend a community college, and one in memory of former and now deceased Arc Board member Jim Horan to an individual who has completed the equivalent of a third year in college and still directing his/her education toward involvement with individuals with disabilities; Provided funding as needed for local participation in several Special Olympics competitive sport events; Both donated and loaned money to an individual to assist with the purchase of a scooter; Helped fund the Challenge Little League team to attend an Iowa Cubs Game and provided pizzas for the Challenge Little League team end-of-year pizza party; Paid for camperships for students in the Fairfield Community School District and donated assistance on camperships in one adjoining county, plus provided money as needed for several adults to attend Camp Courageous and/or Camp Reece; The Arc also gave Christmas gifts to 29 special education classrooms as follows: $25 checks to all Middle School and High School special classrooms in the Fairfield and Pekin School Districts, $15 checks to special elementary classrooms in Fairfield, Pekin and Van Buren Community School Districts plus two new $1 bills to each of the students of those elementary classrooms. In addition, Thanksgiving or Christmas donations of up to $50 each were made to eight facilities serving individuals with mental or physical disabilities in Jefferson and Van Buren County, and sent a card and $2 to 60 adult individuals with disabilities in and from Jefferson County. The Arc was also able to publish and mail three newsletters called The Eye Opener; around 300 people get a copy of it, some by delivery through the schools and the rest by first class mail. For all of the support that allowed The Arc to do all of the above and more, we are so very grateful for living in a community, County and area that is so generous. Sincerely, Darlene Vorhies for The Arc of Jefferson & Nearby Counties

Other New Definitions
The Washington Post's Style Invitational also asked readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition.

Here are this year's winners:
1. Bozone (n.): The substance surrounding stupid people that stops bright ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little sign of breaking down in the near future. 2. Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period. 3. Giraffiti (n): Vandalism spray-painted very, very high. 4. Sarchasm (n): The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it. 5. Inoculatte (v): To take coffee intravenously when you are running late. 6. Hipatitis (n): Terminal coolness. 7. Osteopornosis (n): A degenerate disease. 8. Karmageddon (n): Its like, when everybody is sending off all these really bad vibes, right? And then, like, the Earth explodes and it's like, a serious bummer. 9. Decafalon (n.): The grueling event of getting through the day consuming only things that are good for you. 10. Glibido (v): All talk and no action. 11. Dopeler effect (n): The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly. 12. Arachnoleptic fit (n.): The frantic dance performed just after you've accidentally walked through a spider web. 13. Beelzebug (n.): Satan in the form of a mosquito that gets into your bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out. 14. Caterpallor (n.): The color you turn after finding half a grub in the fruit you're eating.

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By Deb Roth spending.

If you have been watching or listening to the news at all for the past two months you know that the word “recession” has been on the lips of plenty of newscasters. But then if you have listened carefully and extensively enough you have also heard opponents to that view say “no recession” is headed our way. What should the average American believe? The truth is, of course, that no one has a crystal ball and can accurately predict the future. Some of the financial industry leaders such as Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley have predicted that the 2008 economy will be cloudy with a mix of mild recession. Still other big name industry leaders such as LPL, Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers and Deutsche Bank think the risk of recession and inflation are being vastly overblown. They believe the 2008 economy will show gains of 6 to 8 percent for the year and that’s enough for reasonable returns and respectable consumer

Who do you believe? The tough part about all of this is, of course, the fact that we all want what we are saving to grow at the fastest rate possible. A downturn in the market means less growth and possible losses in our investments and savings accounts. So the questions on everyone’s mind is where should I have my money invested now so that I avoid the losses? There are no clear cut answers obviously since even the big dogs listed above do not agree on the future picture. I think there are very good viable options available, however. For starters, now is not the time to be investing in individual stocks for the midsize to small investor. Unless you have plenty of money to “play” with individual stocks are probably more risk than you want to take. Even investing in stand alone mutual funds would not be my first choice at this point. Again, the risk of the downside with no protection of your principal investment is probably greater than you want to take. There are still two choices that are great options, however. The first one is life insurance. Obviously you should have life insurance for many

reasons other than as a savings vehicle, but the reality is that it works very well for this job also. For a relatively small investment you are guaranteeing that your family will have a large sum of money to rely on in the event of your death even during a down market or poor economic times. With the added advantage of long term savings that can be used during your life it makes a great SAFE investment no matter what the economy or markets are doing. The second option is a variable annuity. You get the opportunity to invest in the market with a guarantee that your principal is protected. You can move among the market choices as the economy changes. You may even have the

option of a fixed interest rate if things get really dicey and some offer bonus dollars as a dump in to your account. Keep in mind with this choice that not all variable annuities are created equal. Some of the features I have mentioned may not be available in all products. Know your financial advisor and get a product with all the features mentioned above. These are just my opinions and I’ll let you know when I get my crystal ball so I can give you exact predictions for the future. If you have questions or comments please feel free to contact me at 319-2567200, email us at debroth@farmtel.net or stop in to see me at 203 West Main, Wayland, IA

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Iowa Tourism Office released a group tour schedule with international travel and meetings/conventions national trade events that their staff will be attending. Iowa Tourism is promoted all across our country! In April and June the group will be at Chicago, in May and August in Las Vegas; in November in Pittsburgh at National Tour Association; in January 2009 they will travel to Corpus Christi, Texas. Their 2008 Iowa Travel Guide is now available online at: www.traveliowa.com or by calling 800-345-IOWA. All Iowa Welcome Centers stock the guide and the tourism office is promoting it. The themes of Pamper Yourself, Spend More Time with Your Family, Get Back to Nature, Get Off the Beaten Path, and Learn More About Your Heritage will hopefully encourage people to use the guide. The Travel Federation of Iowa’s Legislative Showcase will be held February 5th at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. A luncheon and seminar will be held as well. Burlington Chamber will be attending Great River Days in Des Moines and Washington D.C. These annual legislative trips address interests and the effects of state and federal legislation on local businesses and communities. Plans are underway for the 4th annual new rural realities summit to be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 11th. Topics will range from rural entrepreneurship to retaining businesses in rural areas. Mark Pearson will be the key speaker. The 2008 Burlington Community Guide will soon be released. It will consist of 64 color-coded pages. 60,000 issues are ordered with distribution at local hotels, motels, bed and breakfast, area attractions, local businesses, health care and educational facilities and Welcome Centers. The guide will also be placed along Interstates and offered on the internet. The Burlington Chamber will be taking field trips sponsored by Department of Economic Development to Las Vega, California, Texas, Minneapolis and Chicago. Morning Sun is looking into a grocery co-cop to keep the grocery story running. It has been for sale for 8 months and it may still have to close. It takes more money to buy supplies than it used to. An article about a teenager in Minnesota has purchased a couple of stores in southern Minnesota and northern Iowa and is have great success with them. The Washington Chamber building burned with some of their files and supplies still stored in the building. Their planned move to the Bryson Block building was delayed due to renovations.

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Cattle producers in eastern Iowa are invited to a day that focuses on the costs of maintaining the cow herd on Thursday, February 14, at Marengo. It will be held on Thursday, February 14, at 1:30 pm at Zentmire Hall on the Iowa County Fairgrounds in Marengo. High feed costs force cattlemen to look at alternatives for winter feed, but what about their cropping program? This program will help you look at the potential economic impact of using fewer acres to support the cow herd. Bob Wells and Denise Schwab, ISU Extension specialists, will share a study nicknamed “Cows or Plows” where they examined how to keep cows on pasture land in Iowa despite the high grain prices. What can we do to get more forage from our pastures, produce more winter feed from fewer acres, and keep our cows economical? In addition, Steve Johnson, Iowa County NRCS director, will discuss cost share opportunities for pasture programs and Bob Wells will share a cattle outlook for 2008. Pre-registration is due Tuesday, Feb. 12. The event is free, but they would like to know if you plan to attend. Please preregister by calling the Iowa County Extension office at 319-642-5504 or the Iowa County NRCS office at 319-668-2359. The event is being sponsored by the Iowa County NRCS; the Iowa County Extension and Iowa State University Extension.

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Commercial Pesticide Applicator Training
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- All commercial pesticide applicators must take exams in order to become initially certified and some choose to become re-certified by exam rather than by attending continuing instructional courses. With the arrival of Asian soybean rust in this country, many commercial applicators are considering adding agricultural diseases (Category 1C) to their certification so that they can apply fungicides. Two training sessions designed to help prepare individuals for the commercial pesticide applicator examinations will be offered in southeast Iowa. One session is in Marion on Monday, Feb. 18, in the Linn County Extension Office at 3279 7th Ave. A second session will be offered in Bettendorf on Tuesday, Feb. 26, in the Scott County Extension Office, 875 Tanglefoot Lane. Training will begin at 9 a.m. at both locations. The training sessions will cover the Iowa Core Manual and Categories 1A (Agricultural Weed Management), 1B (Agricultural Insect Control), 1C (Agricultural Crop Disease Management), 3O,T, and G (Ornamental, Turf, and Greenhouse Pest Management), 4 (Seed Treatment) and 6 (Right-of-Way). Training on the Iowa Core Manual will be from 9 to 10:45 a.m. Training on the other categories will begin at approximately 10:45 a.m. and conclude in early afternoon. There is a $20 fee per person at each training session. These training sessions do NOT qualify as continuing instructional courses. For more information, please contact Jim Fawcett at (319) 337-2145 or Virgil Schmitt at (563) 263-5701.

ISU Horticulture Producer Workshop
Iowa State University Extension will have a Horticulture Producer Workshop on Wednesday, February 6, at the Kalona Chamber of Commerce Building, 514 B Avenue, Kalona from 10am-3pm. Topics include: aphid control, pollination, greenhouse climate control, trends in floriculture, and produce auction marketing techniques. There is no registration fee and pre-registration is not required, although encouraged, and can be made by calling ISU Extension Johnson County office at 319-337-2145 or emailing omall@iastate.edu. The workshop is targeted for Amish and Mennonite producers but is open to any interested producers. This meeting is sponsored by a grant from the USDA Risk Management Agency.


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Obituaries & Funeral Notices

John D. Reneger
John D. Reneger, age 83, died Monday December 24, 2007 at the Washington Care Center following a short illness. Celebration of Life services were held 10:30 am Thursday December 27, 2007 at the Jones – Eden Funeral Home in Washington with Pastor Julie Poulsen officiating. Visitation began at 12:00 pm Wednesday at the Jones – Eden Funeral Home where the family received friends from 6:00 until 8:00. Interment with Military Honors conducted by Washington American Legion Post 29 will take place at Columbus City Cemetery. A general memorial has been established. Online condolences may be sent for John’s family through the Web at www.jonesfh.com . John was born on July 1, 1924 in Toledo, Ohio to C.F. and Pearl (Henning) Reneger. He graduated from Woodward High School in Toledo, Ohio. John served in the United States Army during World War II and during the Korean Conflict. His completed military schooling at the Sea Coast Artillery School at Fort Scott, California, and Radar School at Camp Moore in Japan. He served in Japan from 1948-1949, in Korea from 1949-1951 and again in England from 1954-1955. Before his last overseas tour, he was the AAOC Operations Sergeant at the Chicago Gary Defense Headquarters. John holds a Bronze Star, 2 Purple Hearts with an Oak Leaf Cluster, and Good Conduct Medals. John was united in marriage to Ruth Wagenknecht on October 23, 1954 at the United Methodist Church in Washington. John retired from the United States Army in 1967. Later he worked for McCleery – Cummings Company, Washington County Sheriff’s Department as a deputy, Washington County Assessor’s Office, Thompson Auto, and Washington Manufacturing until his retirement in 1986. John was a member of the Odd Fellows, and the American Legion. John is survived by his wife, Ruth Reneger of Washington; daughters, Nancy Smith and husband Arnie of Washington; Barb Grieser and husband Doyle of Wayland; Sue Widmer and husband Dan of Washington; 9 grandchildren; and 3 sisters, Mildred Peatry of Milton, Florida; Catherine Gladuix of Newport Richie, Florida; and Geraldine Paupard of Toledo, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents, and 1 brother, Clarence Reneger.

Phillip W. Marshall
Phil Marshal, age 99, of Winfield died January 9, 2008 in Rogers, Minnesota. Phillip W. Marshall was born in Swedesburg on November 2, 1908, the fourth child of Adeline (Conrad) and James A. Marshall. He graduated from Olds High School in 1925. After six months of business school he worked for a time in Chicago. Then he returned to Winfield to help out at home. For a time during the depression he helped build the original Highway 218 from Mt. Pleasant to Crawfordsville. On January 29, 1936 he married Shasta Lucille Spangler of Winfield. He was passionately in love with her for 69 years until her death in April 2005. They were wonderful parents to their three children: Ellie (Lennie) Tompkins of Cedar Falls, IA, Phil Jr. Norma of Altus, OK, and Barb (Denny) Longnecker of Brooklyn Park, MN. Phil farmed in the Winfield area until his retirement in 1959. He also worked in town at the elevator and lumber yard for a number of years while he was farming and after he retired from farming. Phil was active in the community his entire life. He was especially active in the Lions Club and First Presbyterian Church of Winfield. He was an athlete, who played softball until he was 50 years of age. Then the Twin Lakes Country Club opened and he switched to the gentleman’s game of golf, where he shot his age on at least two occasions, with a hole-in-one in 1994 at the age of 86. Phil was preceded in death by his wife, his parents and eight siblings: Thelma, Gilbert, Blanche, Lucille, George, Inez, James, and Doris. He is survived by his children, eight grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren and one sister; Lorna. His body has been cremated and there will be a memorial service and an inurnment ceremony for Phil and Shasta Memorial Day weekend. Phil was a very friendly person who was loved by all. One of his greatest assets was that he treated everyone with the same respectful consideration and Christian love. Memorials can be directed to the Lions Club Eye Bank directly or sent to Ellie Tompkins at 127 51st Street, Holmes Beach, FL 34217.

Cloyd Dwight Watson
Cloyd Dwight Watson, 84, of Wayland, IA died Monday December 17, 2007 at Washington County Hospital in Washington following a lengthy illness. Funeral services were held at 10:30 A.M. Thursday, December 20, 2007 at Hope Lutheran Church in Germanville with Rev. Wayne Wilkin officiating. Burial was in Hope Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation at Gould Funeral Home in Richland was at 4:00 P.M. Wednesday with the family present from 6:00 to 7:30 P.M. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to either Hope Lutheran Church or the Wayland First Responders. These may be mailed to the family at 301 West 3rd Street, Wayland, IA 52654. Mr. Watson was born at Fremont, IA June 1, 1923, the son of Carl R. and Charlotte Lottie (Martin) Watson. He grew up in the Richland/Rubio area and attended area schools. Mr. Watson married Lois Eshelman November 16, 1948 at Hope Lutheran Church in Germanville. He worked as a mechanic for 35 years and as a road grader for Jefferson County Road Maintenance for 14 years. During his career as a mechanic, he became the ‘go to’ mechanic for AC tractor problems. Mr. Watson was a long time member of Hope Lutheran Church, was a member of the church council and served on the Rubio School Board. He and his wife lived in Rubio for 53 years then moved to Wayland in 2001. Mr. Watson is survived by his wife Lois of Wayland, one son Ricky Watson and his wife Loni of Richland and one daughter Cindy Guy and her husband Danny Joe of Brighton, and two grandsons: Andy and Adam Guy. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers: Lawrence, Derral, Delano (Bun) Watson and three sisters: Wanita Derby, Lailla Ash and Winniefred Watson.

Naomi Opal Bowen
1929 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. Opal was a lifelong homemaker and farm wife who loved the outdoors, flowers, and gardening. She was a leader of the Dutchettes 4-H club for several years. She served on the Washington County Historical Board. Opal volunteered for the county task force of Heritage Agency on Aging in Cedar Rapids. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in West Chester, served on the Dublin Community Center Board of Directors, and was a life long member of W.R.C. in Keota. She belonged to various social clubs in the community. Opal is survived by one son, J. Victor Bowen and wife Nancy of Keota; two grandchildren, Robin Potts and husband Tracy of Kingwood, Texas; Jeffrey Bowen of Keota; four great grandchildren, Eric Potts and Michelle Potts of Kingwood, Texas; Brian Bowen and Nichole Bowen of Washington; sister, Bonny Kempf of Prescott, Arizona; 4 nephews, and one sister-in-law Mrs. Robert Bowen of California. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Rex in 1947, husband James in 1990, sister Marie in 2006, two sisters in infancy, and one nephew Ray Jones in 2007.

Naomi Opal Bowen, age 97, of Wayland died Friday, December 28 at Parkview Nursing Home in Wayland, Iowa following a short illness. Celebration of Life services were held 1:30 pm Friday January 4, 2008 at the Jones – Eden Funeral Home in Washington officiated by Rev. Marlene Janssen. The family received friends at the JonesEden Funeral Home from 12:30 – 1:30 Friday. Interment took place at the Keota Cemetery in Keota. Memorials may be made to the West Chester United Methodist Church or Hospice. Online condolences may be sent for Opal’s family through the Web at www.jonesfh.com Opal was born November 8, 1910 near West Chester the daughter of Noah Everett and Martha (Baker) West. She attended school in rural near West Chester and also attended West Chester High School. Opal was united in marriage to James C. Bowen on June 29,

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Olletha Marguerite Waterhouse
Olletha Marguerite Waterhouse, 86 of the Grace Hill community, west of Washington, died, Monday, January 21, 2008 at her home. Funeral Services were at 11:00 A.M. Friday, January 25, 2008 at the First Church of God in Brighton with Pastor Kevin Dice officiating. Burial was in the Grace Hill Cemetery. Visitation began at Noon Thursday at the Beatty Funeral Home in Washington with family receiving friends from 6-8:00 P.M. Memorials may be designated to the American Heart Association or the First Church of God in Brighton in the name of Olletha Marguerite Waterhouse. Olletha was born January 2, 1922 on the family farm, north of Olds, Iowa the daughter of William Earnest and Bessie (Neff) Zickefoose. On June 23, 1940 she was united

in marriage to Robert Allen Waterhouse Sr. at the Brighton Presbyterian Church. She was a faithful member of the First Church of God in Brighton. She was a housewife and mother. Her faith and family is what she treasured most. Survivors include her son, James and wife Berna of Keota, Iowa, daughter, Joy Miller and husband Dennis of Keota; brothers Gail Zickefoose and wife Karen of Brighton, Leslie Zickefoose and wife Joelyn of Brighton; sisters, Jean Dunbar and husband James of Brighton and Darlene Reighard and husband Gailen of Willard, MO; brother in law, Joe Ricks Sr. of Wayland; sister in law Dorothy Zickefoose of Washington; nine grandchildren, thirty-eight greatgrandchildren and one great-great-grandson She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Robert Sr. April 10, 2003, sons David Lynn and Robert Allen Jr., brother Leonard, sister June Ricks, grandsons Jason and Jon, and two great-grandchildren.

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Bernice Barbara Roth
Bernice Barbara Roth, 89 of Wayland, died Tuesday, January 1, 2008 at the Parkview Home in Wayland following a lengthy illness. Funeral Services were held at 10:30 AM Saturday, January 5, 2008 at the Sugar Creek Mennonite Church with Pastor Nathan Luitjens officiating. Burial was in the Sugar Creek Cemetery. There was no visitation. Beatty Funeral Home in Wayland handled arrangements. Memorials in the name of Bernice Barbara Roth have been designated to the Parkview Home or Sugar Creek Cemetery. Bernice was born November 21, 1918 in Albany, Oregon the daughter of Daniel and Lydia (Leichty) Steckly. She was united in marriage to Gilbert F. Roth February 16, 1939 at her parent’s home in Albany, Oregon. She was a member of the Sugar Creek Mennonite Church and the Women’s sewing group. Bernice was a housewife and worked at cleaning houses in Washington and Iowa City for many years. She enjoyed helping Gilbert on the farm, sewing and spending time with friends and grandchildren. Survivors include sons, Lynn G. Roth and wife Linda of Mt. Pleasant and Rodrick D. Roth and wife Kathy of Mt. Pleasant; daughter Karen Swartzendruber of Wayland; brothers Allen Steckly and wife Anna Mae of Madris, OR and Kenneth Steckly and wife Carole of Corvallis, OR; sister Florence Graber of Wayland; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Husband Gilbert in July of 1994, brothers Harold and Max.

Evelyn Neff
Evelyn Neff, age 83, of Washington died Thursday January 3, 2008 in Washington following a sudden illness. Celebration of Life services were held 10:30 am Tuesday January 8, 2008 at the Jones – Eden Funeral Home in Washington with Rev. Bob Wollenberg officiating. Visitation was at 12:00 pm Monday at the Jones – Eden Funeral Home where the family received friends from 6:00 until 8:00 Monday evening. Interment took place at the Cottonwood Cemetery in Wayland. A general memorial has been established. Online condolences may be sent for Evelyn’s family through the Web at www.jonesfh.com . Evelyn was born on June 25, 1924 in Lexington, Iowa the daughter of Milton and Eva (Ramsey) Smith. She attended rural school in Washington County. Evelyn was united in marriage to Don H. Neff on July 20, 1941 in Kahoka, Missouri. Evelyn was a life long resident of Washington County. She worked at Advance Ross, The Box Factory, and later at the Washington Care Center until her retirement. Evelyn enjoyed spending time with her family. Evelyn especially enjoyed her grandchildren. Evelyn is survived by her daughter, Joyce Forde and

Michael L. Kaufman
Michael L. Kaufman, age 51, of Wayland, Iowa died Wednesday January 9, 2008 at the Henry County Health Center in Mt. Pleasant following a five year battle with cancer. Celebration of life services were held 10:30 am Saturday, January 12, 2008 at the Jones-Eden Funeral Home in Washington, Iowa with Rev. Don Lowe officiating. Visitation was at noon Friday at the Jones-Eden Funeral Home where the family received friends from 6:00 to 8:00 Friday evening. Interment with military honors conducted by Washington American Legion Post #29 will take place at the Elm Grove Cemetery in Washington, Iowa. Memorials have been established for the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent for Mike’s family through the Web at www.jonesfh.com . Mike was born June 7, 1956 in Washington, Iowa the son of Raymond and Luella (Alliman) Kaufman. He attended school in Wayland, Iowa and graduated from WACO High School. Following high school, Mike served in the United States Air Force from 1974 – 1978. On April 30, 1976 Mike was united in marriage to Donna Peiffer in Riverside, California. Mike and Donna moved to Wayland, Iowa in 1978. After returning to Iowa, Mike worked at the Goodyear Rubber and Tire Company in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. He loved to read science fiction books and go mushrooming. He was a jokester and lived for his grandson,

Ruth Mary Goldsmith
Ruth Mary Goldsmith, 92 of Washington, formally of Wayland, died Friday, January 11, 2008 at Halcyon House in Washington following a short illness. Funeral Services were held at 10:30 AM Saturday, January 19, 2008 at the Beatty Funeral Home in Washington with Pastor Linda Renken officiating. Burial was at the Finley Cemetery south of Wayland. Open visitation was from 9:00 AM till 5:00 PM Friday at the Beatty Funeral Home. Memorials in the name of Ruth Mary Goldsmith may be designated to the Wayland Methodist Church or Hospice of Washington Co. Ruth was born August 29, 1915 on a farm, near Trenton, Iowa the daughter of Frank M. and Mary M. (Zuhn) Goldsmith. She attended Maple Grove School until moving to Wayland, when she was seven. She graduated from Wayland High School and the College of Commerce in Burlington. She also attended North Texas State University and El Centro College in Dallas, Texas. Ruth was active in community and church affairs. Through the years she served as Jefferson Township Clerk, District Treasurer of the Untied Methodist Women, District President of American Legion Auxiliary, President of Business and Professional Women, President of United Methodist Women, Treasurer of Ladies Auxiliary to VFW, and served in many other offices. She was honored for naming the official publication of the Iowa American Legion Auxiliary, “ALA Communique”. For eighteen years she served as organist of the United Methodist Church in Wayland, where she was a member since her youth. She was a long time member of the United Methodist Women, VIP member of the American Legion Auxiliary, life member of the Ladies Auxiliary to Veterans of Foreign Wars, TTT, Alpha Iota Sorority, and former member of the National Secretaries Association. She enjoyed music, crafts, the arts, and cooking. In 1995 Ruth moved to Halcyon House in Washington. She is the last of her immediate family. Survivors include many cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Clarence.

husband Chuck of Burlington, Iowa; son, Donald Neff and wife Karen of Wayland, Iowa; daughter, Linda Sinn of Wayland, Iowa; daughter, Sandy Flood and husband Bear of Raytown, Missouri; 12 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; 3 great, great grandchildren; sister, Aileen Shull of Washington; brother, Dale Smith and wife Mary of Washington; sister, Ruth Lamansky of Washington; sister, Shirley Barwick of Davenport; brother, Stanley Smith of Denver, Colorado; brother, Harold Smith of Murrieta, California; and son-in-law, Eugene Boock of Washington. Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents; husband in 1975; daughter, Nancy Boock in 1985; 2 grandchildren, Pamela Ray and Kathy Boock; and siblings, Donald Smith; Donna Wilson; Charles Smith; Norma Brinning; and 1 son-in-law, Ed Sinn.

Thoughts … “There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off” ~ Proverbs 23:13 NIV

Zachary. Mike last worked at Veyance Tech Incorporated in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. He is survived by his wife Donna Kaufman of Wayland, Iowa; son Joseph Kaufman of Wayland, Iowa; son Michael “Bubba” Kaufman and wife Abbe and their son Zachary of Wayland, Iowa; Mother Luella Miller and stepfather Roy of Wayland, Iowa; and father Raymond Kaufman and stepmother Bonnie of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. He is also survived by brother Terry Kaufman and wife Bonnie of Fairfield, Iowa; brother Kenny Kaufman and wife Diana of Wayland, Iowa; brother Dennis Kaufman of Wayland, Iowa; sister Sherry Iccarino-Kaufman of Davenport, Iowa; sister Lynne Reighard and husband Rick of Topeka, Kansas; as well as half sisters Lori, Crystal, Carmen, and Holly and numerous step brothers and sisters. He was preceded in death by his brother Danny Kaufman and grandparents Blanche &Lester Alliman and Andy Kaufman.

Beatty Funeral Home is here for you! Contact Mark Beatty at 319-256-4081, or 319-653-2164; Website: www.beattyfh.com
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The Wayland Reporter Page 24 ~ January 30, 2008

Professional Cattle Feeders Day set for February 8

for 2008, receive updates on animal health issues, learn more about the costs of expanding operations, receive updates on environmental issues, and hear tips on management and controlling costs. Pre-registration is due Event to provide tips on Wednesday, Feb. 6. The management, controlling event is free, and a meal is costs; pre-registration due provided. To register, February 6 contact the DeWitt VeteriAmes, Iowa — Cattle nary Clinic at 563-659feeders in eastern Iowa 5231 or the Iowa County are invited to a day that Extension Office at 319focuses on improving 642-5504. their operations Friday, Speakers for the day Feb. 8, in Welton, Iowa. include Dr. John Law“Professional Cattle rence from the Iowa Beef Feeders Day” will be from Center, Dr. Phil Reem10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at tsma from the DeWitt Vet Buzzy’s in Welton. Cattle Clinic and Rick Martens feeders will receive an from the Iowa DNR. The outlook on their industry event is being sponsored

by the DeWitt Veterinary Clinic, of DeWitt, Iowa; the Iowa Beef Center at Iowa State University; and Iowa State University Extension. The Iowa Beef Center at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, was established in 1996. Its goal is to support the growth and vitality of the state’s beef cattle industry. As part of Iowa State University Extension, the Iowa Beef Center serves as a central access point for all ISU programs and research related to the beef industry. For more information about the Iowa Beef Center, visit their website at: www.iowabeefcenter.org.

Southwestern Black Bean Soup
2 cans Black Beans 2 (10.5 oz.) cans condensed beef broth 2 cans water 1 large carrot (diced small) 2 T. taco seasoning mix 1 lb. cased Chorizo sausage 2 (14.5 oz) cans (2 c.) stewed tomatoes 1 (11 oz.) can Mexicorn (corn with green & red sweet peppers) undrained TOPPING: 1/3 c. plain low-fat yogurt 3 T. dairy sour cream 1 green onion (finely chopped)

Drain beans and rinse well. Pour beef broth, 2 cans of water, diced carrot, beans and taco seasoning into a stew kettle. Bring to a boil and immediately reduce the heat. Cover and simmer until heated through (about 10-15 minutes). Meanwhile: Pierce Chorizo sausages and brown in large heavy skillet over medium, heat, turning often. Drain on paper towel, cut into thin slices. Add to soup, along with stew tomatoes and corn. Stire. Cover partially, simmer 20 minutes. In a small bowl, combine all topping ingredients. Mix well. Pour soup into individual serving bowls, the spoon 1 T. topping over each serving. Makes 8, 1 1/2 cup servings. Delicious on a cold, winter evening!

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