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Volume 149, Number 26 Thursday, August 29, 2013 Mount Ayr, Iowa 50854 USPS No.

No. 365-120 Visit us on the web at www.mountayrnews.com

Snapshots of Ringgold County

Standing vigil at the depot
As part of our commemoration of the Record-News 150th year of publishing, each week we will feature a photo of life in Ringgold County. Snapshots of Ringgold County photos will vary as the seasons and events dictate. In this photo, the original railroad water tank that serviced countless locomotives passing through Mount Ayr still stands vigil near the train depot. Note the sign that says structure will not clear man on side of car. This is the 26th of the photos in our commemorative series.

Record News
Financial considerations force closure
The fate of Ringgold County Hospitals dialysis unit was the top subject for discussion as the RCH board of trustees met for their regular monthly meeting, Monday, August 19. Other topics before the board included administrator Gordon Winklers information regarding new insurance exchanges and chief nancial ofcer Teresa Roberts report on the nancial picture of the hospital. Dialyis program After lengthy discussion, the board voted unanimously to begin the process of closing the dialysis unit. Roberts and Winkler had begun the discussion with a brief review of the units history. They explained the dialysis unit was originally opened as a community service with the understanding that the unit would operate at a break-even status. At the inception of the dialysis program, the hospital received adequate compensation, and housing in the old hospital facility had little depreciation and allocated cost implications. With increased reductions in payments and added expenses, however, the program came into question a few years ago and signicantly more so since 2010. The move to the new facility added to concerns for the dialysis programs continuation. In the new facility, maintenance, housekeeping and utilities are all allocated per square foot, Roberts explained, and with the move to a new facility, cost allocated to the dialysis unit increased dramatically. Moreover, in January 2010 a combination of factors began to have a negative impact on the continued viability of the unit. Due to implementation of a new prospective payment system, payments were bundled, payments were reduced, and payments for drugs and labs were no longer separately allowed. Other factors included population decline, a rise in home dialysis, increased facility cost allocation, rising direct costs, an announced further payment reduction of 9.4 percent beginning January 1, 2014 and lack of commercial insurance payers, which helps offset lower Medicare payments. Because of this combination of negative factors, the program became unsustainable with annual losses for the dialysis program reaching close to $400,000. Over the past several months, Winkler has communicated with the top companies who provide dialysis service to seek their evaluation of the unit and potential interest in taking over the RCH dialysis program. While each company commended the operation of the program and staff capability, all reached the conclusion the dialysis unit is not a viable program from a nancial standpoint, and all declined to offer any business proposals. In light of the facts, the nancial considerations and impact on the overall nancial stability of the entire hospital facility, the directors agreed that closing the unit was the appropriate action. No specic timeframe for the closing was set; however, an approximate six-to-eight week period was indicated. Current patients can receive services at either Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston or Wayne County Hospital in Corydon. Both facilities have openings for additional patients and transportation options are available. Insurance exhanges According to the Iowa Hospital Association, insurance exchanges (a marketplace for insurance) are set to begin enrollment October 1, with implementation beginning January 1, 2014. A second enrollment period is expected in spring 2014, with annual enrollment thereafter. Iowa has established a state/ federal marketplace, but to date only two insurance companies have submitted qualied applica-

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Hospital board votes to close dialysis unit


Voters head to polls in school elections

Cleareld to vote on dissolution plan
Voters in the Mount Ayr, Diagonal and Cleareld school districts will go to the polls Tuesday, September 10 to name school board members, to approve a levy extenion and board member for Southwestern Community College and, in the Cleareld district, to approve the district dissolution plan. Polls will be open from noon to 8 p.m. in the Ringgold County Courthouse lobby in Mount Ayr, in the Community Building in Diagonal and in the Cleareld City Hall. School board candidates Mount Ayr Mount Ayr has three seats up for election. Kim Lutrick will run for the director seat in District 2, replacing Duane Schafer who has decided not to seek re-election. In District 1 Craig Winemiller has led papers to run for the seat recently vacated by Chris Eaton. Current board president Rod Shields will run for re-election in District 4. Diagonal Diagonal has two seats on the ballot. Kelly Allee is running to ll the seat currently held by Phil Mason, who chose not to run for reelction. Board member Amy Herr is running for re-election. Cleareld Cleareld has two seats up for election. Patty Parrish has led papers to seek re-election. Lance Leonard is seeking the seat being vacated by Kristen Leonard, who is not seeking reelection. Southwestern Voters will be asked to name two directors for Southwestern Community College (Merged Area XIV) in the upcoming election. In District 6 Zach Gunsolley of Diagonal and in District 7 Vicki Sickels of Mount Ayr are the only names on the ballot. A simple yes-or-no vote is also on the ballot to continue an existing physical plant levy not to exceed 20 and one-quarter cents per $1,000 of assessed value for a period not to exceed 10 years. The levy, which has not increased since 1966, produces approximately $500,000 per year in revenues that may be used for the purchase of grounds, construction or purchase of buildngs, purchase of equipment, acquisition of libraries, paying utilitiy costs and in general maintaining, remodeling, improving or expanding the community college. Cleareld dissolution Voters in the Clearled School district will have an additional item on their ballots. The ballot question reads: Shall the dissolution of the Cleareld Community School District be ____________________________
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tions to be part of this exchange, and contracts are to be signed September 9. Notably missing from making application is Wellmark/ Blue Cross. Iowans seeking these private insurance options can visit the website: www.healthcare.gov for further information Financial report Director of Finance Teresa Roberts reported a slow start to the year with under-budgeted revenue on inpatient services, outpatient was within budget and general surgeries were 15 percent over budget. Observation and cardiac services were up over budget with growth in that area. Other growth was reported with numbers up for infusion patients, pharmacy revenues and vascular services. The ambulance services were over budget, along with the dialysis unit, supplies and drugs, resulting in a bottom line loss of $391,000. On a high note cash ow was positive. One capital expenditure was made with the replacement of the cardiac stress test machine. The cost was a budgeted expenditure.

Busy weekend in Mount Ayr

Diagonal Labor Day festivities to kick-off

Sheriff to conduct safety checkpoints on Friday

The Ringgold County Sheriffs Ofce will conduct a roadside safety checkpoint on Friday, August 30 in Ringgold county to check motorists for compliance with motor vehicle laws. The Ringgold County Sheriffs Ofce utilizes trafc safety checkpoints to promote safety for motorists using the public roadways and to provide a deterrent for those who violate laws. The intent of a trafc safety checkpoint is to provide for a high visibility, public safety service, focusing on vehicular equipment deciencies, conrming appropriate registration and insurance of vehicles, and the valid licensing of drivers. Violations of law or other public safety issues that arise shall be addressed. Trafc safety checkpoints will allow the Ringgold County Sheriffs Ofce the opportunity to periodically concentrate its efforts in checking for violations of Iowa trafc and regulatory laws that will ultimately increase the safety of the citizens. Drivers encountering a trafc safety checkpoint are requested to have their operators license, vehicle registration receipt and proof of insurance readily accessible. Drivers with this information in hand, those with no violations of law and minimal roadway congestion can reasonable expect to be delayed for no more than 30 seconds to a few minutes. The funding for this service comes from the Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant (SPF SIG), which is provided by the Iowa Department of Public Health, through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Representatives from Glendenning Motor Company in Mount Ayr present a check for $3,350 from Chrysler Corporation resulting from last weeks Drive for the Kids promotion. Pictured L-R are Lywanda Case, Todd Glendenning, MAC activity director Delwyn Showalter and Paul Glendenning. (Not pictured is Lloyd Glendenning.) During the Fall Sports Kick-Off last week, a total of 285 Raider fans signed up for a test drive of a variety of Chrysler vehicles. In turn Chrysler donated $10 for each drive to the MAC athletic fund. Chrysler kicked in an additional $500 because the event brought in more than 150 test-drivers. Plans are already in the works to hold similar fundraisers in the future.

Drive for the Kids a success

The town of Diagonal are planning a full three days of activities and entertainment for the annual Lions Labor Day celebration. Saturday, August 31 The activities kick off Saturday, August 31 with a sand volleyball tournament beginning at 10 a.m. at the Fogle volleyball court. That evening the Fogle Glow Run will begin at 7:15 p.m. Contestants should gather at the east shelter house at Fogle Lake. The event features a fun run or 5K option with an after party to follow. Prizes will also be awarded for the best glow attire. Sunday, September 1 A full day of fun is scheduled for Saturday. A fun walk will begin at 8 a.m. followed by an outdoor church service at 9 a.m. In case of rain, the service will be moved to the church. The 3-on-3 basketball tournament will start at 10:30 a.m. Players should sign up at 10 a.m. under the watertower. Registration for the car and motorcycle show goes from 9-11 a.m., and judging starts at noon. Trophies will be awarded at 2 p.m. Fans of pulling competitions should nd plenty to their liking throughout the day. The alwayspopular pedal pull competition is set for 11 a.m. The big boys get into the act at 12:30 p.m. with the hot rod garden tractor pull and the exhibition micro mini tractor pull at 1 p.m. Beginning at 3:30 p.m. and running throughout the evening, the tractor and truck distance pull rounds out the days pulling contests. The Collectors Showcase opens at 11:30 a.m., with free antique appraisals at the Community Center running from 1-4 p.m. Kids aged ve through 16 can take part in the shing derby held at Fogle Lake beginning at 2:30 p.m. Poles are available and prizes will be awarded. The Tad Bainum Memorial Burnout Contest will take place at 2:30 p.m. ____________________________
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Princess Gala
The large crowd enjoys refreshments during intermission at last weeks Princess Theater Anniversary Gala. This year marks the fth anniversary of the re-opening of the popular local theater.

Lucky Lanes fundraiser

The grill was a popular attraction at last weeks fundraiser for the Lucky Lanes bowling alley. The Ringgold Outdoor Alliance furnished the music while Mother Nature furnished a warm summer night.

Everything I know I learned on HGTV
Maybe Ive discovered my new calling in life. Its a home photographer for people wanting to sell their houses. And I owe it all to HGTV. For some reason the Home and Garden channel has become a fall-back television watching station for us lately. We have all the choices of cable television, but many times there is nothing on that interests us. If nothing else we can join the folks on HGTV and learn about buying or selling homes, remodeling them, or decorating them. I did not realize, however, that my time over lunch watching HGTV shows would ever amount to much. Little did I know. If I can just get a few more hours of HGTV channel watching under my belt, Ill be able to be an expert myself. Maybe. Someday. I discovered my new profession while Valle and I were trying to help Cara get her home ready to sell these past weeks. According to an internet article I read, staging of the home and the pictures of it that are put up on the internet to interest home buyers are two of the most important aspects for getting a good price. When the realtors rst stopped by Caras house, they made mention of a few items that wouldnt cost much to upgrade the look of the home. Things like replacing the fan blades on the overhead fan on the back porch, hanging a mirror over a table in the entry way, repainting the basement, putting a tilted mirror at the end of a hall, covering up bracing plates over the garage door where the mortar had fallen off, new window well covers, improving the curb appeal and more were among suggestions. Its all in the staging of the home so that it puts its best foot forward when someone comes to look at it. Cara had already decorated the home with an eye for design. There are inviting color schemes on the walls and art pieces that are generic enough that the homebuyer can envision their own things there. Making sure that furniture in rooms do not overwhelm the room and make it look smaller than it is, is another trick of trade. We took a leaf out of the dining room table so it didnt look quite so big, for example. For a few hundred dollars, items were purchased that would enliven the views that potential buyers would have. My new-found decorating instincts came into play when we repainted the basement. The rst coat was a light cream color on all the walls. I decided that we needed to add some pizazz to the color scheme, however, so we painted opposite ends of the room in a bright yellow that t the light yellow color spectrum. I think it makes the basement look bigger, and more inviting. I learned some new skills with the window well covers. We searched high and low to nd covers that exactly t the window wells, but the custom ones we found were $100 each. We probably wouldnt be able to recoup that cost, so on to plan B. We had some that were the right size for the front of the window well arc, but had a high and wide back section that wouldnt work. I ended up going back to purchase the covers that I had found in the rst place -- only they were $5 cheaper for each one this time -- and with a set of cutters notched out the corners so they would t properly.

Mount Ayr Record-News

Thursday, August 29, 2013

LOOKING BACK in the Early Files

Fifty Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, August 22, 1963.) Nominating petitions have been led for James Moon and Robert Beck for members of the Ringgold County Board of Education. Both men will be unopposed as candidates to succeed themselves at the regular school election to be held Monday, Sept. 9. Other members of the board are Carl G. Riggs of Tingley, Area No. 1; Vern Johnston of Diagonal, Area No. 2, and John D. Warin of Maloy, chairman, Area No. 3. An all-electric football scoreboard, manufactured by Naden Industries of Webster City, was installed last week on the Raiders athletic eld. Purchase of the scoreboard at a cost of $1,350 is being nanced form receipts of the athletic department, a special fund started by the Boosters Club and the M Club. Cooperating with the Naden work crew in the installation were Wilber Landphair of the Iowa southern Utilities Company, Les Park, Charles Meacham and Dale and Phil Herrington. An added attraction to the festivities to be held in conjunction with the Jaycees barbecue on September 7 in Mount Ayr, will be the appearance of an authentic stagecoach. Owner and operator of the coach is Russell Reynolds of Clarinda, uncle of the local Jaycees president, Dick Reynolds. The stagecoach will be on display throughout the day and rides for a nominal charge will be offered. David Barker, vice president of the Mount Ayr chapter of Future Farmers of America, has been selected to share in the 13th annual Iowa Farm Youth Tour, scheduled for August 26 through August 30. A son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Barker of Benton, David is employed this week as an ofcial usher in the grandstand at the Iowa State Fair. Kenny Markley of Mount Ayr captured the senior division and Doug Coen of Creston won the junior division of the rst annual Junior Boys Golf Tournament played Monday on the local course. Other senior division winners of the high school-sponsored tournament were John McFarland, second with a 43-40; Collus Lawhead, third, 42-42, and Larry Crawford, fourth, 43-44. The 4-H swine exhibitors of Ringgold county, selected as the top county in herdsmanship at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, were Dale Walters, Gene Stanley, Allan Triggs, Keith Bastow and Monte Akers. Births reported at Ringgold County Hospital this week were a son, born August 14, to Mr. and Mrs. Bob Bryant of Beaconseld and a daughter, born August 15, to Mr. and Mrs. Gailen Eugene Hager of Barnard, MO. No obituaries were found in this weeks issue. Twenty-ve Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr RecordNews, Thursday, September 1, 1988.) Preliminary enrollment gures show some gains and some losses, but mostly pluses in terms of enrollment at school districts in the county. The Mount Ayr Community school district showed another hike, the second year in a row that a slippage in enrollment has turned around. The 723 students attending on the rst day is up 16 from the preliminary enrollment last year and brings enrollment gures back up to those in the early part of the 1980s. Grand valley enrollment is down four students from last year at 162, Cleareld enrollment on the elementary and middle school level is about the same and Diagonal enrollment is up about 15 students over preliminary enrollment gures last year. Diagonals Terri Stephens charmed her way into a rst runnerup spot in the 1988 Iowa State Fair queen contest, that included 73 participants. She was awarded a $300 savings bond, an atlas and a plaque that will be a reminder of her high honor. The blue-eyed, blonde daughter of Jerry and Barb Stephens represented Ringgold county in state fair competition. There are two new teachers -- Sherry Taylor and Teresa Crossman - who are part of the Cleareld schools staff as doors opened this week. Taylor will be teaching rst grade and Crossman, Chapter I program and Spanish in kindergarten through eighth grade. There is a great big world out there and Stacy Cunning, an Iowa State University junior-to-be, will be claiming a different part of it as of September 1. Instead of being on the Ames campus for a semesters work, Stacy will be enrolled in a special program at the University of London in England. Joy McFarland of Ellston picked up a second major baking award at the Iowa State Fair this summer. Earlier she had been named the winner of the General Mills Softasilk award for best overall cake of the fair -- a carrot cake entry. She also took home the sweepstakes cookie award from KMA Radio for the most winning cookie entries. Randy Smith of Mount Ayr won the season championship feature and became the track point champion at the Knoxville Raceway Saturday night. This is the second year in a row that Smith has won the track championship and the fth time he has won the title -- the only driver in the history of the track to win ve track championships. Previous championships were won in 1979, 1983, 1985 and 1987. A Ringgold county woman was among winners in the 10th annual Monster Arm Wrestling Tournament August 21 at the Iowa State Fair. Marla Johnson of Mount Ayr, who has done well at the contest a number of times, won the middleweight division at the fair this year. Kim McGinnis added all-state softball honors this week to her long list of accomplishments this season for the Mount Ayr Community Raiderette softball team. In addition, Dawn Huff received mention on the all-state teams. McGinnis, who batted .523 and pitched for the Raiderettes this year after playing catcher in previous years, was named to the rst team all-state class 1A team and to the third team all-state overall team this year. She also made the Southwest Iowa Class 1A district rst team. She was named as a utility player on all three teams. In addition, McGinnis was given the honor as Southwest Iowa player of the year. Sophomore Dawn Huff was named to special mention outeld team overall and was named as a second team outelder in the Southwest Iowa all-district second team. Huff batted .356 for the Raiderettes this year. Two Mount Ayr bicyclists placed in a race held in connection with the Atlanticfest celebration in Atlantic Saturday, August 27. Gary Klejch was 14th and Ron Sickels, 15th, overall over the 26-mile bike course. A whirlwind campaign to build a new parsonage for the pastor and family serving the Tingley-EllstonWishard Chapel charge of United Methodists has resulted in a structure nearing completion. The birth reported this week was a son, born August 26, to Mr. and Mrs. Robert French of Mount Ayr. The obituary this week was Douglas Fleming Kendall. Ten Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, August 21, 2003.) Ringgold County Hospital is still trying to recover from the death of former employee, Curt Eason, hospital trustees heard at the regular board meeting Monday night. The hospital is slowly reorganizing and

working to coninue with the many projects that Eason was involved with. Four new faculty and a new superntendent greeted students when classes began Wednesday in the Mount Ayr Commuity school district. Joining new superintendent William Decker are rst grade teacher Stasia Nickle, fth grade teacher Bret Ruggles, elementary media specialist Nancy Roe and elementary and junior high band instructor and junior high vocal director Aaron Comer. Landi McFarland of Ellston was crowned Miss Iowa Angus at the Iowa State Fair Tuesday, August 12. McFarlland is the daughter of David and Joy McFarland of Ellston and the granddaughter of John and Barb Kiburz of Tingley. Members of the Cleareld Lions Club were honored for the 40 years they have provided the shuttle buses from the campgrounds to the fair at a ceremony at the Iowa State Fair this past week. When students went back to class in the Cleareld Community school district this week, two new teachers were on hand to greet them. Joining the staff are Danny Nelson, who is teaching third grade, and Mandy Marshall, who is teaching fourth and fth grade. A Mount Ayr student has been recently recognized as the Business Administration student of the quarter at AIB College of Business in Des Moines. Nick Johnson was honored as a student with a 3.5 or high grade point average who goes above and beyond in and outside the classroom. He is the son of Lowell and Deanne Johnson of Diagonal. Obituaries this week were Jennifer Mellencamp, Jeremiah Howard Parker and Leonard Ralph Smith.


& other things

Why no one makes them this way in the rst place, I dont know, but I was pretty proud of the results. We found a cheap concoction of vinegar and oil that was used to touch up some of the woodwork around the home, and doing it amazingly well. On and on the list goes, including the deep cleaning we did of the whole house so it would look clean. Now if we can only nd a can of spray the scent of newly baked bread for just before visitors come, well be all set. Just kidding. Maybe it should be newly baked chocolate cookie smell. Along the way, I did something that I have not done in 40 years of marriage. Purchase a good drill. I broke down when I needed one for a couple of projects at Caras house and now have the tools to do several things much more easily. Anyway, once we had the staging step out of the way, it was time for the photography step. This involves trying to take pictures of the home, inside and out, and would invite people to look at it over all the other homes they are cyberviewing on the internet before they come to visit. This was my rst real attempt at doing this, and with Valle and Cara adding their own eye to the scenes, we got the house pictures taken. Along the way I learned some tricks of the trade. How do out get a picture of a small bathroom that shows whats there? Mirrors are helpful. I took a picture of the vanity and large mirror on one wall, including the reection of the toilet and storage on the wall opposite it. I did the same in the master bedroom where a picture of one wall showed the reection of the bed and closet in it. Another trick where I am gaining experience is shooting panoramic shots of rooms. I have a really neat feature of the Photoshop program I use that knits a series of pictures together into one whole. It works on the perspective and seeks to even match the exposure of the separate shots so they look like one whole picture. This was used to show the expanse of some of the larger rooms in the house. I took pictures of special features of the house that people might not expect as well, showing how this home would be different than others. The proof in the pudding will be if there is interest generated in the home by the pictures in the coming days. If there are comments about the pictures being inviting, maybe I can get some testimonials for my new profession. If not, it may just be a case of having fun for which there will be no future remuneration. In any case, it has been interesting using all my new HGTV knowledge with my rst experience as a home photographer. Not that I want to be doing all the work in getting a home ready for selling again anytime soon.

School elections set for Sept. 10

____________________________ be approved and its territory and assets and liabilities be distributed to designated contiguous school districts effective July 1, 2014? Voters must be residents of the Cleareld School district to vote in the election. According to Taylor County Auditor Bonny Baker, those not wishing to vote at the Cleareld City Hall from noon to 8 p.m. on Election Day may vote early in the Taylor county auditors
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ofce during ofce hours MondayFriday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Ballots are also available by mail by contacting the auditors ofce. Voter registration All voters are advised as to the requirements of voter registration in order to vote at the election. In order to vote in the September 10 election, voters must be registered by Friday, August 30. Ringgold county deputy auditor Dee Sobotka reports early voting is now open. Residents may vote in

the auditors ofce during regular business hours or may request a mailed ballot. Any voter who is physically unable to enter a polling place has the right to vote in the voters vehicle. Electors with any disability that need an accommodation to participate in this election should contact the Ringgold County Election Ofce at telephone number 641-4643239 or by email at rcauditor@ iowatelecom.net for assistance.

The Obvious
The data is clear - Calves that arrive healthy and stay healthy at the feedlot make more money. This was printed in bold letters at the beginning of an article in one of our industry publications. What! I read the headline again. Whats the catch? I turned it over and read it upside down. It must be a trick question? A play on words? A bad pun? There must be a deeper meaning to this bold statement. Should it have said...Calves who stay healthy, etc. have better eye sight, higher IQs, are tastier, are better at hopscotch, have a better chance of being featured in a vaccine ad? In all fairness to the scientist, or more probably the editor, they had a limited space and wanted to be succinct. And...it did catch my eye immediately. I guess it is our duty as scientists, veterinarians, nutritionists and farmers to run experiments to prove the obvious. Without this option how would students nd material for post-graduate thesis? However, I can picture scenarios where the statement is obvious, but not always true. The sky is always lighter when the sun comes up. Duh. Then an eclipse rises up. The data is clear - Frogs who do not have their feet tied up can leap farther than frogs that have their legs taped to their body. The horse that nishes rst wins the race. Really? How bout a disqualication for making faces at the crowd, making fun of another jockeys colors, or changing horses at the nal turn? I spent many years in feedlots. Lots of things were predictable, like mud, BRD, mill res, OSHA inspections, blizzards, bovine

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Diagonal Labor Day celebration plans

with the pickup and farm tractor pull. The Duck Regatta closes the days entertainment, with a $1,000 rst-place prize up for grabs. Tickets will available until 4 p.m. the day of the race. On-going activities Plenty of fun and games will run throughout the day both Sunday and Monday. The Diagonal junior class will host kids games along with homemade ice cream and the Space Pillow. Bingo will run each day from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Another feature is the 50/50 drawings. The Printing Museum and Genealogy Center will be open Saturday and Sunday from 2-4 p.m. and Monday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lunch will also be available at all times at the City Park.


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escapes and pickups that smell like pour-on, fermented silage, rumen contents, antibiotics, paint cans, burnt oil and manure. But timing is crucial. Say the owner of pen #304 arrives just after the front end loader scraping that very same pen dozed off, attened ten feet of concrete bunk, tore out the gate, stripped the cable and ran over four head of napping 1200 pound steers. If the manager had only bought the visiting owner one more round of Spicy V-8 juice over lunch, they would have been able to have the remaining healthy steers in #304 moved to another pen and explained later. And what is obvious to one of us isnt always obvious to everyone. Can you imagine this question in an Animal Science Class at University of Nebraska, Lincoln: 1. Do cattle that arrive healthy and stay healthy at the feedlot make more money than cattle that arrive sick and stay sick? a) Yes b) No c) It all depends on the market But sometimes the logic becomes crystal clear. I was at a cattlemens meeting and overheard a cattle feeder remark, The calves that got sick and died right away, made more than those that lingered on and died eventually.

A Nickle Scramble is planned for 4 p.m. with a bean bag toss tournament set to start at 4:30 p.m. Following the conclusion of the tractor pull, a reworks spectacular is scheduled to begin at approximately 9:30 p.m. Monday, September 2 The mammoth parade will open the nal day of the celebration. With the theme of 125 Years - Evolution of Progress, the parade will begin at 10 a.m. Following the parade, the dirt track bike races will begin at 11:30 a.m. Free watermelon will be served throughout Monday afternoon. The garden tractor pull for ages 14 and under will begin at 1 p.m. at the top of Main Street. The pulling continues at 2 p.m.

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Citywide Cleanup
The City of Mount Ayr is conducting a cleanup day in Mount Ayr. We will have large dumpsters where you can bring your trash at the City Maintenance Building located at: Appliances will be accepted. (If you need the city to pick up your appliances, there will be a $5 charge per appliance at the time of pickup.) ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED INCLUDE: Tires, batteries, yard waste, oil, antifreeze, propane bottles, liquid paint, hazardous toxic waste, recyclables or garbage.

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Shingles is a viral illness that can occur in anyone who has recovered from chicken pox. About one in three people will develop this disease. About half of all cases occur in person age 60 and older. Shingles can cause complications; primarily as severe pain in the areas where they had the shingles rash, called postherpetic neuralgia, which can sometimes persist for many years. There is a vaccine available for persons age 60 and over called Zostavax. Coverage for the vaccine is through Medicare Part D so will be obtained through your pharmacy with a prescription from your doctor and must be given within 30 minutes; public health charges $10 administration fee.
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Thursday, August 29, 2013

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12:29 p.m., missing dog found (MA) 2:10 p.m., barking dog complaint (MA) 2:27 p.m., 911 call (OC) 3:34 p.m., information wanted (DI) 4:05 p.m., cows out (EL) 4:30 p.m., information for inmate (OC) 5:18 p.m., pin number for inmate (OC) 5:23 p.m., scam reported (MA) 5:47 p.m., pin number for inmate phones (OC) 6:13 p.m., dog complaint (MA) 6:30 p.m., wreckless driver (CO) 8:42 p.m., welfare check on woman standing on corner (CO) 8:43 p.m., car/deer accident, deer lost (MA) Saturday, August 17 6:24 a.m., 911 call anhydrous leak (MA) 7:31 a.m., call for dispatch (MA) 8:40 a.m., call for jail (OC) 10:01 a.m., trouble with electricity (CO) 10:30 a.m., call for jail (OC) 12:38 p.m., need to talk to ofcer (MA) 12:51 p.m., dog barking (MA) 1:41 p.m., inmate information needed (KE) 4:32 p.m., dog loose (MA) 6:04 p.m., complaint fourwheelers on streets (MA) 7:51 p.m., reporting a stabbing (MA) 7:54 p.m., information regarding inmate (OC) 8:39 p.m., another caller about a stabbing (MA) 10:07 p.m., 911 call, needing Union county 911 (OC) 10:14 p.m., caller wanting to talk to deputy (MA) Sunday, August 18 2:20 a.m., Taylor county checking to see if Ringgold county would take another inmate (OC) 4:22 a.m., call for jail (OC) 7:48 a.m., 911 call, no one there 8:01 a.m., 911 call, ambulance needed in county (CO) 8:38 a.m., sheriff checking in (CO) 9:14 a.m., call for jail (OC) 9:42 a.m., cow out in town (MA) 10:11 a.m., cow out in county (CO) 10:31 a.m., deputy checking in (MA) 10:33 a.m., individual stopping in with message for sheriff (MA) 10:57 a.m., call about cow out in town (MA) 11:31 a.m., call for deputy (OC) 2:15 p.m., dog call (MA) 3:23 p.m., jail call about an inmate (OC) 3:32 p.m., jail call about inmate (OC) 3:40 p.m., jail phone call (OC) 9:18 p.m., radio repair guy checking in (OC) 9:35 p.m., repo guy in county (KE) 9:56 p.m., neighboring county requesting help with information (OC) Monday, August 19 6:52 a.m., deputy checking in (MA) 7:44 a.m., call for sheriff (MA) 8:37 a.m., jail/inmate information (OC) 8:59 a.m., sex offender in county (OC) 9:00 a.m., reserve ofcer checking in (MA) 9:30 a.m., Worth county bringing one inmate (OC) 9:48 a.m., 911 call (MA) 10:00 a.m., call for jail (MO) 10:30 a.m., call for jail (OC) 10:50 a.m., call for sheriff (KE) 11:02 a.m., call for jail/inmate information (OC) 12:14 p.m., call for deputy (IN) 12:16 p.m., inmate court information (OC) 12:43 p.m., call for information (OC) 1:37 p.m., call for sheriff (MA) 2:40 p.m., call about man hunt (MA) 2:45 p.m., inmate visit set up (OC) 3:50 p.m., inmate visit set up (OC) 4:00 p.m., REC information for dispatch (MA) 7:09 p.m., inmate visit set up (OC) 7:10 p.m., jail/inmate information (OC) 10:23 p.m., stolen items reported (MA) Tuesday, August 20 10:06 a.m., washer tourney information (MA) 10:15 a.m., 911 call (MA) 11:58 a.m., jail/inmate information (OC) 2:14 p.m., jail/inmate information (OC) 3:30 p.m., inmate in jail (OC) 4:05 p.m., 911 call (MA) 4:50 p.m., call for dispatch (MA) 6:30 p.m., call about inmate bond (OC) 6:37 p.m., pin for inmate phone card (OC) 8:00 p.m., pin for inmate (OC) 8:33 p.m., need ambulance wrecked vehicle (CO) 8:39 p.m., medication information from othe angency (OC) 10:20 p.m., need lift assistance (MA) 10:44 p.m., ambulance needed (MA) Wednesday, August 21 1:37 a.m., false alarm drug overdose (MA) COURTHOUSE NEWS Ringgold County Courthouse hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. unless noted otherwise. Ringgold county now has a website at www.ringgoldcounty. us. Assessor: Neil Morgan, 4643233. Auditor: Amanda Waske, 464-3239. Board of Supervisors: David Inloes, chairman, Royce Dredge and Kraig Pennington, members, 464-3244. Supervisors meetings are open to the public and are held in the supervisors conference room located on the second oor between the clerk of court and auditors ofce. On days the board is not scheduled to be in ofce, please direct all inquiries to the auditors ofce. To schedule a meeting time with the supervisors, contact the auditors ofce. Regular board meetings are held on Mondays with ofcial public notice of the meeting agendas posted at the Ringgold county courthouse, Mount Ayr Record News, Sun Valley Lake and Diagonal city hall the day before. Clerk of Court (a state ofce): Jackie Saville, 464-3234; fax: 464-2478. Ofce hours: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 8 a.m. 9 noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8 a.m. noon and 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. The clerks ofce handles alimony and child support payments,

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SIMPLE MISDEMEANOR AND TRAFFIC CONVICTIONS August 15 - August 22, 2013 Ian M. Pittaway, La Vista, NE, $303.00, speeding 20 m.p.h. over the speed limit. Charles Joseph England, Cleareld, $141.00, speeding 6-10 m.p.h. over the speed limit. Amos Roy Johnson, Quapaw, OK, $141.00, speeding 6-10 m.p.h. over the speed limit. Aaron James Johnson, Leon, $161.25, failure to maintain safety belts. Jennifer Elizabeth Webb, Tingley, $472.50, no valid drivers license. David Allen Murphy, Kellerton, $100.50, speeding 1-5 m.p.h. over the speed limit. Jacquelyn Lucille Hoveland, Mount Ayr, $127.50, failure to maintain safety belts. Charles Daniel Morin, Grant City, MO, $100.50, speeding 1-5 m.p.h. over the speed limit. Larry Dean Overholser, Benton, $161.25, failure to maintain safety belts. Daniel J. Michalski, Omaha, NE, $141.00, speeding 6-10 m.p.h. over the speed limit. Rebecca Jeanne Young, Mount Ayr, $87.00, failure to carry registration card. Douglas J. Ramos, Omaha, NE, $114.00, speeding 6-10 m.p.h. over the speed limit. Chad L. Bounds, Redding, $168.00, speeding 11-15 m.p.h. over the speed limit. Sara Jo Mehlenbacher, Ravenwood, MO, $114.00, speeding 6-10 m.p.h. over the speed limit. FROM RINGGOLD COUNTY DISTRICT COURT August 16 - A trial information was led in district court charging Dwayne Charles Welcher of Kellerton with driving while license barred. Bond set previously at $2,000 cash only continues and a preliminary hearing was cancelled. Welcher is ordered to appear for arraignment on Monday, September 9, 2013 at the Ringgold county courthouse. August 16 - A trial information was led in district court charging Dustin Eugene Moad of Mount Ayr with burglary in the third degree and theft in the second degree. Bond set previously at $20,000 cash only continues and a preliminary hearing was cancelled. Moad is ordered to appear for arraignment on Monday, September 9, 2013 at the Ringgold county courthouse.
(Call Origination Code: MA = Mount Ayr; KE = Kellerton; EL = Ellston; TI = Tingley; DI = Diagonal; DE = Delphos; MO = Maloy; BE = Beaconseld; BO = Benton; SC = Shannon City; BL = Blockton; RE = Redding; SV = Sun Valley; CO = In County; OC = Out of County; OS = Out of State)

probates, civil and criminal lings, magistrates court and records and services of adoptions, conservatorships, court proceedings, divorces, estates, grand jury, guardianships, judgments, juvenile proceedings, mechanics liens, mental health admissions, petit jury, surety company certicates, state hospital, trafc violations, trust funds, trusteeships. Certied copies can be made of above listed records. Court records are also available at www.iowacourts.gov. County Conservation Board: Kate Zimmerman, phone: 464-2787, email: rangerkate@iowatelecom.net. Please contact for information on rules and regulations, parks, trail ways, camping, shelter reservations, environmental education and more. Parks are open March 15 - November 15. Walk-in trafc is allowed year round. County Weed Commissioner: Brenda Adams, 641-783-2348. Development and Tourism: Karen Bender, Coordinator, 4643704. If anyone has any calendar events, please contact the development ofce at 641-464-3704. E-911 Service Board: Merle Walter, 307 N. Webster St., Mount Ayr, 464-3311. Emergency Management Agency: Teresa Jackson, Coordinator, 109 W. Madison St., Suite 105, cell: 641-202-9671; phone: 464-3344; fax: 464-0663, email: tjackson@iowatelecom.net. Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The tornado sirens in Mount Ayr will be tested the rst Tuesday of each month unless there is severe weather. Engineer: Zach Gunsolley, P.E., 464-3232. 707 South Henderson Drive. Ofce hours: Monday Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. General Relief: Gary Smith, 109 W. Madison St., 464-2397. Mondays and Thursdays, 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Tuesdays, 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.; Closed Wednesdays and Fridays. In case of emergency 641-464-2397 or 641-202-1199. Recorder: Karen Schaefer, 464-3231. Passport applications are taken daily from 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. and noon - 4 p.m. Certied vital records can be obtained from 8 a.m. - noon and 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. The recorders ofce serves as a passport agent. Items needed to apply are: certied copy of birth certicate, drivers license or state issued ID, two-inch square passport photos and passport applica-

tion (both available at recorders ofce) and fees. Allow four to six weeks from date of application to receive passport book or card from the passport agency. Expedited service is available for an additional fee. Individuals with recent name changes can get their passport book/card updated without a fee within one year of issue. Forms may be obtained at the recorders ofce. For additional information call the recorders ofce or go to www.travel.state.gov/passport. Sanitarian: Ringgold County Public Health Agency, 464-0691. Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Public Health Agency: 119 S. Fillmore, 464-0691. Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sheriff: Mike Sobotka, Emergency Only 911, Non-Emergency (Available 24/7) 464-3921 or 4642911. New location at the Ringgold County Law Enforcement Center, 801 West South Street. Hours are 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Road Conditions - dial 511 or online at www.IowaRoadConditions. org. Treasurer: Debbie Cannon,

464-3230. Property tax information for the current 2012 taxes is now available. First half 2012 taxes are due September 30, 2013 in order to avoid penalty, second half will be due March 30, 2014. Please notify the ofce of any address changes as they occur in order that the statements are mailed to the correct address. Property taxes can be paid online at www.iowatreasurers.org with Visa, Master Card and Discover credit cards or e-checks. Payments made in the ofce may be with cash, checks or with a Master Card, Visa or Discover credit or debit card. All documents conveying real estate need to have the name and address of the person to whom the property tax statement is to be mailed. Please check renewal notices and tax statements for the correct information. If the information is wrong, contact the treasurers ofce. Motorists can now renew motor vehicle registrations online at www.iowatreasurers.org if a renewal notice is received through

the United States Postal Service that contains a personal identication number (PIN). Please be aware that the PIN can only be used one time. Contact the treasurers ofce for more information. Those with August birth dates are reminded to register their motor vehicles by September 30, 2013. Bring in the renewal statement received in the mail so renewals can be quickly processed. Drivers License Ofce: Located in the Treasurers Ofce. Drivers licenses may be renewed any time during the period of 30 calendar days before and up to 60 calendar days after the drivers birth date. The drivers license station hours are Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Phone 464-3230 with questions. Veterans Affairs: Gary Smith, 109 W. Madison St., 464-2397. Mondays and Thursdays, 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Tuesdays, 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.; Closed Wednesdays and Fridays. In case of emergency 641-464-2397 or 641-202-1199.

Supervisors get Veterans Affairs update, other department reports

The Ringgold county board of supervisors met in regular session Monday, August 19. Cathy Kilgore, Lyle Minnick and Shirley Wallace met with the board to provide Veterans Affairs updates. Kilgore presented a quarterly report for the department. She reported that Jim Hullinger has resigned from the Veterans Affairs Commission, and she said she would like to see a younger veteran join the Commission. The commission has decided not to attend the training that is held in Des Moines this fall and attend the state-accredited school in the spring instead. Kilgore also requested clarication on the accrual process and where the scal year 2014 state fund account stands. County engineer Zach Gunsolley, Rod Shields and Ziegler representatives Scott Lawson and Rob Hoffman met with the board to provide additional information on motor graders - new versus a rebuilt machine. Wendy Greenman with Iowa Works met with the board to discuss a Skilled Iowa Community program. Ringgold county is in the running to become the second county in the state to become a skilled community. Greenman reviewed how to attain this goal and how benecial it would be to the citizens of the community and the county as a whole. She noted Iowa Works will hold a National Career Readiness screening September 4 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the high school.

Branstad names Ringgold County co-chairs

Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds campaign committee the Governor Branstad Committee today announced the initial organization of 1,075 county chairs across the state. The organization, which will continue to grow as the campaign works to ll every precinct, includes co-chairs in every county. The Ringgold County co-chairs and their hometowns are as follows: Brian Bickel, Diagonal; Rep. Cecil Dolecheck, Mount Ayr; Tracee Knapp, Redding; Debbie Larson, Mount Ayr; and Don Narigon, Ellston.

IDOT auction set for September 7

A public auction of state-owned equipment will be held by the Iowa Department of Transportation on its grounds in Ames Saturday, Sept. 7, beginning at 9 a.m. Equipment for ofces and shops, automotive supplies and many other items are included in the sale. The sale will be held in the auction building south of the Iowa DOTs sign shop on South Fourth Street.

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August 15 - August 21, 2013 Thursday, August 15 4:40 a.m., dog call (MA) 8:50 a.m., caller needing house check (CO) 9:37 a.m., civil (CO) 10:48 a.m., call for jail about medications (OC) 11:01 a.m., report of a fender bender (MA) 11:16 a.m., call for sheriff (OC) 11:32 a.m., call for jail (OC) 11:56 a.m., call for sheriff (MA) 12:34 p.m., message for deputy (MA) 2:25 p.m., jail/inmate information (OC) 2:41 p.m., suspicious vehicle (MA) 2:57 p.m., 911 call (MA) 3:12 p.m., Union county calling (OC) 3:20 p.m., call for sheriff (KE) 9:00 p.m., dog complaint (MA) Friday, August 16 8:05 a.m., civil checking in (MA) 8:20 a.m., jail/inmate information (KE) 9:24 a.m., information for vehicle inspections (MA)


have teamed up with Mount Ayr and Diagonal Community School systems for the school year with our

The Ringgold County Courthouse and offices will be closed on Monday, September 2, 2013. Have a safe and happy Labor Day weekend.


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Parents, grandparents and all CGI Foods shoppers can be involved simply by sending your CGI Foods store receipts to school with your children to deposit in the school drop boxes or deposit them in the said schools drop box in the store entry.

1% of total receipts (collected from September 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014)

at the end of the current school year for the purchase of school equipment.
CGI Foods is committed to our youths education and our local areas well being. Jeff and Cindy Haugland

CGI Foods will pay both communitys school system

To Whom It May Concern
The City of Mount Ayr picked up a young brown, white and grey dog with black spots. Intact male with choke collar, blue left eye and brown right eye. The owner may contact City Hall in Mount Ayr, Iowa at 641-4642402 to pick up their dog after paying all of the boarding fees. If the dog is not picked up within (7) days from this published notice, the dog may be euthanized. If interested in adopting the dog, call City Hall.

200 West South Street Mount Ayr, Iowa 50854 Ph. 641-464-2080 Fax 641-464-2081 wanda@sciowarealty.com www.sciowarealty.com


1 to 4 p.m. Diagonal Community Building

Diagonal Lions Club Labor Day Celebration

Sunday, September 1

Wanda Hosfield Broker-Owner Cell: 641-344-4802

Renae Roed, Certified State Fair Appraiser Furniture Toys Dolls Lamps Stoneware Quilts Glassware Collectibles
Individuals are limited to three items each. Seating will be available for those wishing to observe as items are being appraised. CONTACT PERSON: Karleen Stephens - 641-734-5565 or 641-734-5331. Sponsored by Diagonal Lions Club. Not responsible for any damage or loss that may occur.



Ron Landphair Cell 641-234-0056 Sherri L. Adams Cell 641-442-5289 Darin Dolecheck Cell 641-234-0220 Norma Sickels Cell 641-344-5407 Cass Hosfield Cell 641-344-8583 Rick Nielsen Cell 712-621-4318

Social Community Calendar

NOTICE - If you would like your organizations meeting dates to appear in the calendar, please contact Record-News staff at 464-2440. Thursday, August 29 Alcoholics Anonymous meeting at 8 p.m. at the Neighborhood Center, Mount Ayr. Friday, August 30 Mount Ayr Farmers Market on south side of the Ringgold county courthouse lawn from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, August 31 Farmers Market in Tingley at 10 a.m. Sunday, September 1 Card shower for Jerry and Jean Barkers 50th wedding anniversary. Cards and correspondence may be sent to them at 1546 Oakland Mills Road, Mount Pleasant, IA 52641. Diagonal Lions Celebration. Sun Valley Golf Course Annual pancake breakfast from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at the South Shore Restaurant at Sun Valley Lake. Ellston Pioneer Center is open from 1 to 4 p.m. or by appointment for groups of ve or more. Call Linda and Bob Swanson at 641-783-2155. Diagonal Lions Club Labor Day Celebration free antique appraisal event at the Diagonal community building from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday, September 2 Diagonal Lions Celebration. Thin Within support group will meet at 5 p.m. at the Lighthouse. Mount Ayr City Council will meet at 6 p.m. at Mount Ayr City Hall. Jam session at the Mount Ayr American Legion building from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Mount Ayr Order of the Eastern Star will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Masonic Temple, Mount Ayr. Sowing in Tears Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. at the Lighthouse Church, two miles west of Mount Ayr. Tuesday, September 3 Calico Quilters will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon at the Senior Citizens Activity Center, Mount Ayr. Mount Ayr Chamber of Commerce will meet at 5:30 p.m. at Jamies Coffee Mill & Deli for dinner during the meeting. Iowa Hunter Education Class at the Mount Ayr Community high school ag room from 6 to 9 p.m. Faith Lodge #179 A.F. & A.M. meets at 8 p.m. at the Masonic Temple, Mount Ayr. Wednesday, September 4 $1 sack day every day at the Ringgold County Neighborhood Center. The Mount Ayr Public Library board will meet at 5:15 p.m. at the library. Thursday, September 5 Ringgold County Master Gardeners will meet at the Iowa State Extension ofce at 5 p.m. Ringgold County Girl Scout Night at the Mount Ayr United Methodist Church from 6 to 8 p.m. All girls in grades K-12 are welcome to come make a craft and nd out what the Girl Scouts are all about. Southwest Iowa Shutterbugs will meet at the Creston Pizza Ranch. Chatter and food begins at 6 p.m. Regular meeting begins at 7 p.m. Iowa Hunter Education Class at the Mount Ayr Community high school ag room from 6 to 9 p.m. Sons of the American Legion will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Mount Ayr Legion hall. Alcoholics Anonymous meeting at 8 p.m. at the Neighborhood Center, Mount Ayr. Friday, September 6 2013 IRCA Rodeo Finals at the Clarke County Fairgrounds in Osceola. Saturday, September 7 2013 IRCA Rodeo Finals at the Clarke County Fairgrounds in Osceola. Open closet at the Mount Ayr Assembly of God from 8 to 11 a.m. Iowa Hunter Education Class at the Mount Ayr Community high school ag room from 8 a.m. to noon. Sunday, September 8 2013 IRCA Rodeo Finals at the Clarke County Fairgrounds in Osceola. Ellston Pioneer Center is open from 1 to 4 p.m. or by appointment for groups of ve or more. Call Linda and Bob Swanson at 641-783-2155. Monday, September 9 Thin Within support group will meet at 5 p.m. at the Lighthouse. Mount Ayr Community School board meets at 6 p.m. in the MACS board room. Jam session at the Mount Ayr American Legion building from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Mount Ayr Golf and Country Club board will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the clubhouse. Sowing in Tears Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. at the Lighthouse Church, two miles west of Mount Ayr. Tuesday, September 10 Past Matrons will meet at Jamies Coffee Mill and Deli for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Thelma Rusk is hostess. Mount Ayr American Legion Post 172 will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Post. V.F.W. Lamoni Post will meet at 7:30 p.m. at Lamoni Community Center. Wednesday, September 11 $1 sack day every day at the Ringgold County Neighborhood Center. Public is invited to attend a support group, Touching Our Grief, sponsored by HCI Care Services (formerly Hospice of Central Iowa) from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Extension ofce. For more information, contact Kathy Rinehart, 464-2088. Ringgold Outdoor Alliance monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Iowa Roadhouse. Thursday, September 12 Cleanup day in Mount Ayr at 1201 E. Monroe between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Mount Ayr Lions will meet at 6 p.m. Board meeting at 5:30 p.m. Waubonsie Memorial Center meeting at 7 p.m. in Benton. Topaz Lodge #438 A.F. & A.M. meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Temple on Main Street in Kellerton. Alcoholics Anonymous meeting at 8 p.m. at the Neighborhood Center, Mount Ayr.

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Library Leangs

Couple to wed in Alabama Sept. 7

Mr. and Mrs. Norm Rizer are very pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their son, Nicolas Rizer, to Brandy Marquardt. The happy couple met in West Des Moines where they both reside. Marquardt is a graduate of Iowa State University and is employed as recruitment manager for Solar Transport. Nicolas graduated from the University of Northern Iowa and is a senior account executive with the Alaris Group. Rizer and Marquardt will be married in the company of family and close friends at a private beach house in Gulf Shores, AL on September 7, 2013. A wedding reception is planned for September 27 at the Echo Valley Country Club in Norwalk. The future Mrs. Rizer is the daughter of Jeff and Sue Marquardt of Carroll. Rizer is the son of Norm and Joan Rizer of Strawberry Point and the grandson of Anna and Kerry Rizer, also of Strawberry Point. Maternal grandparents are Bob and Neva Fisher, both were longtime Mount Ayr residents and they were two of Nics biggest fans.

Nicholas Rizer and Brandy Marquardt

August 26 - Jon Meacham, the author historian of Thomas Jefferson: Portrait of Power, in an article in the August 26 issue of Time magazine, describes Martin Luther King, Jr. as the Architect of the 21st Century. Meacham says, with a single phrase (I have a Dream), Martin Luther King, Jr. joined Jefferson and Lincoln in the ranks of men whove shaped modern America. August 28 will mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and that speech. Despite Washingtons fear of disorder and even far of riots, approximately 250,000 people gathered peacefully for jobs and freedom. While 75 to 80 percent of the marchers were black, approximately 60,000 were wite. Many Hollywood celebrities were in attendance including Harry Belafonte, James Garner, Marlon Brando, Charlton Heston, Burt Lancaster, Sammy Davis, Jr., Sidney Poitier, Ossie Davis and Paul Newman, to name a few. Other famous people included Jackie and Rachel Robinson and author James Baldwin. Among the musicians who performed were Mahalia Jackson who told Martin to tell them about the dream, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez and Peter, Paul and Mary. Fifty years after this event, August 28 2013, people from all over the nation will converge on Washington, D.C. to celebrate this historic event. President Obama will deliver a speech from the very spot where Dr. King spoke. In 2011 the MLK, Jr. Memorial opened on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Before his assassination on April 4, 1968, Dr. King was planning a Poor Peoples March For Equality, for the summer of 1968. He would put together a Rainbow Coalition of all poor people to put pressure on lawmakes to pass laws for social and economic justice. At the time of Dr. Kings death, there were 25.4 million poor Americans including 11 million

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poor children. The GDP (Gross Domestic Product) was $4.13 trillion. Today the GDP is three times larger but there are 46.2 million poor people, including 16.1 million poor children, almost half living in extreme poverty. Dr. Kings organization, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, proceeded with the 1968 March but without his leadership and moral authority it was not successful. New memorial book in the library: In large print nonction The Astronaut Wives Club, A True Storey by Lily Koppel in memory of Connie Huff from the Blackmore Corners Friendship. This book describes what happens to a group of military wives when their husbands get picked for the Mercury Seven program. The wives include Annie Glenn, Rene Carpenter, Louise Shepherd, Trudy Cooper, Jo Schirra, Marge Slayton and Betty Grissom. NASA allows Life magazine to have exclusive rights to their stories. Very much in the public eye, they were supposed to portray an ideal American family with perfect mariages and perfect children. Like todays sports heroes and rock stars, women threw themselves at their husbands. Louise Shepherd was asked once by the other wives, how she could turn a blind eye to Alans constant fooling around? her reply -- Because Im the one he really loves.

Pritchard Reunion The Pritchard family reunion was held Sunday, August 4, 2013, at the Southwest Iowa REC community room in Mount Ayr. A cooperative dinner was enjoyed at noon by those in attendance after race was given by Linda McKnight. Following the meal, Bill Pritchard conducted a short meeting. Present to enjoy the day from six states were Faye Pritchard of DeBeque, CO; Pat and Deborah McCloskey of Huntington, PA; Richey and Sharon Pritchard of Box Elder, SD; Randie Moler of Burlington; Lucille Moler of Mediapolis; Linda McKnight and David of .Webb City, MO; John and Carolyn Kelley of Marion; Chris and Mary Sue Novak, Brantley and Madison of Ottumwa; Mary Sue McIntosh of Tingley; Bill McIntosh and Wes of Glidden; Sandy Campbell and Asa of Slater; Ali Campbell and Dan Kull of Ames; Cathy Hunt of Crystal Lake, IL; Walter and Nola Pritchard and Joni Sunderman of Clarinda; Bill and Kay Pritchard of West Des Moines, and Denis Link and Alayna and Loraine Link of Mount Ayr. The next reunion will be the same time, rst Sunday in August, and the same location next year, 2014.

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Thank You

Triggs wins IFAA Scholarship

Johnathan Triggs of Mount Ayr was awarded the $2,000 IFAA Excellence in Swine Participation Scholarship by the Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement (IFAA) during the Iowa State Fair Sale of Champions on Saturday, August 17, 2013. Johnathans parents are Kevin and Kathy Triggs. IFAA established the Winners Circle Scholarship Program in 1990 to provide incentives for college-bound youth seeking postsecondary education in an area of agriculture, said Harold Hodson of Ankeny, who chairs the IFAA Scholarship Committee. Over $172,950 in scholarships were awarded to 129 youth this year of IFAA. IFAA is a non-prot organization founded in 1988. It is comprised of agricultural enthusiasts dedicated to encouraging 4-H and FFA livestock, poultry and agriculture project members to pursue Ag-related careers. IFAA founders recognized that Iowas young people are the future of agriculture in Iowa and that an important way

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to support and retain Iowas future Ag-leaders is to provide nancial support to those young people interested in Ag-careers. IFAAs primary programs are the Sale of Champions, which is done in conjunction with the annual Iowa State Fair and the Winners Circle Scholarship and Awards program. Over $5,704,575 has been generated since 1988 for 1,484 Winners Circle Scholarships, 1,016 Performance and Carcass Awards and 362 Sale of Champions livestock exhibitors. For more information about IFAA and its role in supporting the Iowa State Fair Sale of Champions and the Winners Circle Scholarship Program, contact Harold Hodson at 515-290-8875. For additional information visit iowastatefair. org/competition/sale-of-champions

for the beautiful, inspirational cards. It was such a thrill to get so many - I couldnt believe it! There were so many people I hadnt seen. I wish I could have sat down and visited with each one. Thanks for the beautiful flowers and gifts and also for the delicious cakes that Kathy and Ed Shields madefantastic! It was truly a blessing to have so many join me. I shall never forget it. My thanks to my family Beverlee and Vern, Terry and Peg, the grandchildren and great-grandchildren who are so special. They did so much to make it happen. It was a wonderful party. God bless you all.


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Sunday, September 1
South Shore Restaurant, Sun Valley Lake
Tickets: $6 in advance, $7 at door, $4 for children. Call Pro Shop at 641-772-4380 for information

8:30 a.m. -11 a.m.

104 E. Adams, Mount Ayr

Ph. 641-464-2123

We would like to thank everyone who helped us in getting our defibrillator/monitor. Thanks to Andrew Collings, Regional Planner, from Southern Iowa Council of Governments, who wrote the grant for us. Thanks to the members of South Central Iowa Community Foundation who awarded us a $6,500 grant to purchase this defibrillator/monitor. Thanks to Progressive Medical International for working with us to get this purchased and shipped to us. Also, thanks to our local community and surrounding area who helped us achieve this goal. We are proud to have this piece of equipment help us greatly serve our community.

Watterson Reunion
would like to invite you to the annual Watterson reunion
Potluck Supper starting at 6 p.m. Bring a main dish and salad or dessert and lawn chairs. Tableware will be provided. You may come earlier, if you wish, to visit and meet old friends. If you have a story about those good old days in the Watterson Community, please share them. Country Music will be provided by Ronnie Rauch and band. If you want to dance, we will have a concrete floor. EVERYBODY WELCOME TO ATTEND WHO WANTS TO!! LOCATION: Go south on sale barn road (P-46) off of

Junior and Katherine (Webb) Wion

in Allendale, MO
2201 Main Street Ph. 660-786-2225


Saturday, September 14, 2013

Tea Pastries Desserts

Tuesday through Saturday 12:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Call to arrange for large groups, club meetings or private parties High tea upon request

City of Kellerton Kellerton First Responders

Highway 2. Eight miles south through curves in road. Pass Watterson Store to first crossroad. Go east (or left) to first driveway on the left. Where all the campers are on the corner.

(Rain or Shine)


Doug Prime EMT, LaDonna Prime EMT

Thursday, August 29, 2013

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ous fund-raisers and the number was exceeded by 30 percent. What a great turnout and the consensus was that they do it again next year. Quite a number of the group had never had a grinder before. The weather has been brutal the past week and is supposed to hold with the heat through Labor Day and then thankfully cooler weather is coming in. Those at the Center are ready for it. The air conditioners do double time in this heat. Day trip to Reiman Gardens in Ames along with Howells Dried Florals & Greenhouse and Groths Gardens, both in the Cumming area, has been planned for Friday, Sept. 27. They will be leaving around 7:30 a.m. The trip price of $75 includes the bus trip, entry to Reiman Gardens, small charge for one of the greenhouses which gives them information and a light lunch. Reiman Gardens has additional gardening sculptures through October which have been sculpted by Iowa artists. Those at the Center hope you plan on joining them; just give them a call at 464-0577 to get your name on the list. The bus must have 30 people for them to be able to take it so tell your friends and relatives. It will be a fun day and this writer is sure it will be cooler than this week! Max Smith has nished installing all of the new uorescent lights that he was able to get purchased for the Center at a great price. Everyone can see lots better now and things are much brighter at the Activity Center. Some of the gardeners have been bringing in produce to share which all appreciate. If you have extra produce and are wondering what to do with it, the Center is a good place. In fact, one of the hostesses brought in sliced tomatoes for the grinder feed Sunday evening and everyone enjoyed those. Those at the Center are working hard to raise the $7,500 for the matching grant before next June 30. If you are wanting to donate towards the grant match, you may do so by sending a check to South Central Iowa Community Foundation (SCICF), 108 N. Grand, Chariton, IA 50049. Be sure to mark your check in the memo area or send along a note noting it is for Ringgold County Senior Citizens Activity Center Endowment Fund. Several people make contributions weekly which help to pay for the utilities at the Center, attend the fund-raisers and make regular contributions to the endowment fund. Then they have the volunteers who host the Center during the week and those who provide goodies for different events they have. Those persons who travel with them on the motorcoach trips are also appreciated as that helps them keep up the building and its contents along with contributing to the endowment fund. This is a great community of wonderful volunteers and the Center appreciates each and every one of you. Riley Weehler and Wyatt Jackson played in the black and white football game. Megan Warin was recognized as a member of the cross county squad. The middle school and high school students enjoyed the back-to-school dance following the games. Riley Weehler roped in Moville at the Iowa High School Rodeo Saturday and Sunday. Saturday evening Greg, Amy, Emma and Gracie Mobley attended the wedding reception of Brandon Bjustrom and Kelli Jo Wetzel. Friday Craig and Kathi Braby went to Okoboji to see Tyson and Johnna Dukes. They went out for supper and visited Johannas optical shop to see the changes. Saturday morning Craig and Tyson enjoyed golng. Carole Davison celebrated her birthday Thursday with supper in Bedford with Joyce Davison of Maryville, MO. Later Richard and Carole enjoyed cake and ice cream with Robert, Julie, Laura and Amber Davison. Rod Davison stopped by to wish his mother a happy birthday. Tanner Parman practiced football in Grant City, MO with his team there. Marshall and Erin Henson and their two sons, Brock and Blake, of Minnesota visited with his brother, Tyler Henson, and family over the weekend. Saturday evening Craig and Kathi Braby attended the wedding of John Walsh and Hillary Blenner. John is the son of Pat and Leanne (OMaila) Walsh, who used to live in Mount Ayr. John is the grandson of Bob and Mary Ann Pottorff of Mount Ayr. Joyce Weehler and Joan Jackson had lunch with some friends at the Countryside Bistro south of Maryville, MO Thursday. Later several visited the Abby at Conception and the Benedictine Sisters at Clyde. Donna and Megan Warin and Chantelle and Lindsay Jennett went to Ames Sunday to visit Maggie Jennett and Katelyn Warin who started classes at ISU Monday. They all enjoyed brunch together. Lafe, Laura, Hattie and Holden Dukes visited with Craig and Kathi Braby Sunday. They had spent the night in the Braby home.

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Clearview Home
Jeani Swartwood
August 26 - Hot, Hot, Hot! Thats whats ahead this week. The summer heat is late this year but its catching up with us. Residents had exercise with Christine Monday morning. Scott Marcum arrived for Bible study. Vicky Brown joined them today. Residents enjoyed peach cobbler and soft serve ice cream after the lesson. Cowboy Jim came in the evening. Jeanie Larson, Caroline Garner, Dee Schild and Jane Brown were guests during Cowboy Jim and, boy, Jane can dance! All had a really good time. Tuesday started with balloon trivia on the patio. Everyone gets a kick out of watching this writer jump when they pop their balloons! They had some challenging questions in the balloons but that didnt stop them. They knew every answer! Bingo was played in the afternoon. Winners were Dorothy Wetzel, Lila Barker, Darlene Gilbert, Helen Lyddon and Clara Kilgore. Wednesday morning Jeanie made cinnamon rollups and cinnamon crescents. Carol Lee Fisher and Dee Schild joined Peggy Abarr and Helen Lyddon. Kathy Rinehart did a great job doing the church service. She read The Invisible String and Patty played the piano while everyone sang. Kathy met with some residents after church. They all like seeing Kathy and visiting with her. Thursday was Varel Dodges birthday. The kitchen made him a cake of his choice and presented it to him while staff sang Happy Birthday. They did seashell art in the dining room. Go look at their creations which are hanging on the residents doors. Staff had their in-service outside this afternoon. Residents discussed teamwork and had a water balloon game. They also had sno cones on the patio. This was a great in-service. They learned they work really well together! Great team work! Friday residents started the day with exercise and this writer read some funny church stories. Their favorites were the ones about the kids at Bible school. Kids say the darnedest things! They had bingo this afternoon as it was too hot out to get the parachute out. Winners today were Darlene Gilbert, Dorothy Wetzel, Evelyn Lund, Lorane and Arnold Leonard, Lila Barker and Gladys Gose. This was the rst time that an entire table of residents won a bingo at the same time. This was quite exciting. Good luck beating the heat this week. Theyre going to stay in where its nice and cool.


after church. Judy visited with her mother, Loreen Reed, in the Mount Ayr Health Care Center a few times this past week. Marilyn Parkhurst of Eagleville, MO picked up her mother, Betty Stuart, Friday and they went to Des Moines to visit in the home of Diane and Richard Servetti. During the weekend they and Bettys other daughters, Linda Gerard and Donna Norman, went to Saylorville Lake and enjoyed the day and helped Betty celebrate her birthday and daughter Lindas birthday. She said she had a lot of fun. Rod and Connie Smith attended his nephew, Brad Wests funeral Sunday afternoon after church. Jan Holmes and Kathryn Still were Leon shoppers Tuesday. They stopped by to see Ed and Alice Sweeten of Decatur City for a short time on the way home. Wednesday the sisters canned V7 juice most of the day. Thursday they were Creston shoppers. Travis, Traevyn and Cortlynn Holmes were supper guests of the sisters Thursday evening and enjoyed some zucchini pancakes. Friday afternoon Jan and Kathryn went to Mount Ayr to visit their brother, John Holmes, and wish him a happy birthday. The sisters attended the Princess Theater Gala Saturday evening. Katie Still sings with Simply Voices, which was one of the groups singing in the concert. All the music was very enjoyable. Cassie and Jesse Still won the Outdoor Alliance washers tournament Saturday evening. Doug Still xed some ne smoked meat for the event. Jan and Kathryn went to Lamoni for lunch after church Sunday. Katie and Cassie Still stopped by for a short visit Sunday afternoon. Monday the sisters went to Mount Ayr on business and stopped by to get some tomatoes at Doug and Gina Stills.

Butte, MT arrived Sunday to visit Ronnie and Jo Kaye Shields. The Stringers are neighbors in Arizona. Joe and Sharon Boord of Leon were also supper guests Monday evening of the Shieldses to visit with their houseguests.

Coffee With The Girls

and they roll up like a window shade back from her last visit with her mom. It had been in the grade school Linda had attended and back in the 1940s and 1950s every school had one. It is very interesting. So, if anyone can help them out with anything, call Leann Baker, Vaunciel Brott, Mary Grace Davenport or Linda Bell. Closing this week with: The price of success is much lower than the price of failure. From the coffee table, Linda B.

News from Cleareld Linda Bell

August 26 - There is sure a lot of stuff going on in Taylor county lately. This last weekend there was a prisoner on the loose down around Bedford. He had gotten loose from Clarinda and gotten up as far as southwest of Bedford. Lots of police ofcers and others were looking for him. It ended, not in a way hoped for, but sometimes the choice is the only way to go. All wondered what it would be like to be held hostage for four hours. They can imagine, but unless you go through something like that, you dont know for sure. School has started all around the area and the weather has turned very hot and dry. Schools that dont have air conditioners are letting out early every day. Cleareld kids are bummed. Their school has air conditioners in all the classrooms so they dont get out early. A museum meeting was held Friday at the library. They are deciding what theyre going to do now. Since the Fourth of July, theyve all been busy with vacations and other things going on so they havent gotten much more done. The museum had some shelves donated to it from the drugstore in Lenox. Gaylan and Linda Bell went over to get them. Some coop guys helped unload them but they are 38 inches wide and the door is 36 inches wide. Lance Leonard is going to see if he can x them to get them in. What they really need now is for donations of Cleareld stuff, like old advertising and anything about Cleareld. Pictures are really good. Michelle Brammer had a few things and Linda Bell picked them up the other day. They are doing some remodeling at their house and found an old newspaper under the bathroom oor, a 1946 Mount Ayr paper. It was in pretty good shape and had a lot of things and articles about Cleareld. Linda Bell brought a wall map, the ones that have several maps

Down Redding Way

Mary Troyer
August 19 - Summer weather isnt past yet with a high of 98 to 100 degrees for several days and muggy. A good rain would be welcome. Monroe Schrocks and Lewis N. Kauffmans of LaPlata, MO and Henry Millers of Keyestville, MO were visiting in the area, especially in the Alvin Borntrager home and Jacob Schrocks, being parents/siblings. Mrs. Felty Borntrager (Lizzie) is also in the area, coming to her daughter-in-law Ednas early Sunday morning, having been at Harwood with daughter Ruth and Harley Millers before coming to this area. Joe Millers want to leave Tuesday for Pierz, MN, giving her

a way home. Ervin and Miriam Mast (Levis) of Homer, MI came to the area last week and are visiting cousins and friends. All the above visitors attended church at Albert Yoders where baptismal services were had. Junior Detweilers, Regina, Carolyn and Arlene of Princeton, MO were guests of Vernon Troyers last Tuesday and also made various other stops, taking home a load of big insulated totes, 6x6x6, that they got in Lenox. Timber View school is preparing to start today (Monday) with 22 pupils enrolled. Teachers Nancy Troyer is in her third year of teaching and Naomi Beechy will have her rst experience of teaching. They have two little rst graders, Nelson Ray Troyer (Reubens) and Virgil Troyer (Nelsons). The Samuel Borntragers are leaving for Augusta, WI Monday morning, visiting family and attending auctions and family gatherings. Levi and Leroy Yoder went to Welch, MO to bring home their sister, Emma, who had been working for her brother, Daniel, for several weeks. The Troyer clan is making preparations to go to Bloomeld Tuesday for the wedding of grandson, nephew and/or cousin.

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Hickory Grove

Monday - Strawberry Tuesday - Maple Wednesday - Chocolate Thursday - Lemon

Friday - Raspberry Saturday - Chocolate


Rose James 464-2630

August 26 - Friday night Charlie and Vickie Jeanes were guests at the wedding rehearsal supper for Chris Cadle and Ashley West which was held at the Methodist church at Lenox. The next evening they and Lizzie Hanawalt attended the wedding at the church. Josh Hanawalt took the two children and visited their parents/grandparents at Milo. Saturday Gene Motsinger attended the tractor pull at Benton. That evening Billie Adlai and her daughter, Molly Walters, visited with Gene. The next morning Allyn Jarred stopped in for coffee and a short visit. In the evening Gene visited with Darrell Holden and son Brad. Neil and Irma Johnston and Kevin James enjoyed Sunday dinner with Rose James. Monday afternoon of this week Jena James stopped in for a short visit with her grandmother, Rose James. Lloyd and Delores Stringer of

Kathryn Still and Jan Holmes 783-2123

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and Sunday Specials, August 31 and September 1

Hot Dog, $ French Fries and Medium Drink


Joan Jackson 785-2210

Senior Citizen

Activity Center

August 26 - The community has been saddened by the death of one of its young men, Brad West, this past week. He will be greatly missed by his family and his many friends. Deepest sympathy is extended to all. Esther Allen returned home Saturday from a two-week visit in the home of her son, Dale Allen of Deland, IL. She reported she had a wonderful time. Rod and Debbie Holmes were Sunday guests of Judy Doolittle

August 26 - The Senior Citizens Activity Center Guinea Grinder Feed on Sunday, August 25, was a resounding success. Jim and Rosemary Hullinger came through the door later and thankfully the Center had enough to make a whole grinder for them to share. The ice cream sundaes went over well also and everyone enjoyed them, other than the two people xing them. They had planned for an approximate number based on the previ-

August 26 - Word was received that a former Maloy resident, Sheryl Keenan, has become a very proud great-grandmother. Her great-granddaughter, Londyn Joy Wulf, was born August 20. She weighed eight pounds, one ounce and was 20 inches long. Londyns parents are Don and Meredith Wulf of Ankeny. Proud grandparents are Paul and Lynn Baker of Creston. Grandma Lynn grew up in Maloy. Fall sports started Friday night with several events at the high school. Maddie Mobley and Laura Davison played in the volleyball scrimmage game against Lamoni.

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Friday and Saturday Evenings, August 30 and 31, 7 p.m. Sunday Matinee, September 1, 2 p.m.
Stars Neil Patrick Harris, Hank Azaria and Katy Perry. When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from thier magical world into New Friday York City. - Sunday



If you can dream it, we can build it.

Rated PG Admission - $5 September 24 - 26 www.theprincessmtayr.com On the square in Mount Ayr Ph. 641-464-2466



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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Beef cow management meeting in Corydon

Colby attends Farm Bureau conference

City worker Lynn Rinehart works on the curb cut on the corner of Jefferson and Fillmore Streets in Mount Ayr. The project is part of a Community Transformation Grant that plans to install curb cuts along a route extending from the school to Judge Lewis Park.

Curb cut program continues

Ringgold County Public Health (RCPH) staff recently met with Mount Ayr city superintendent Brent Wise and mayor Don Solliday to reassess the city policies and environment as part of Community Transformation Grant (CTG) activities. Topics included in the assessment were physical activity, nutrition, tobacco use, chronic disease management and leadership. A continuation of the curb cut program started last year grew out of this reassessment. By cutting the curbs and adding detectable tile warnings, it is safer for all residents to walk in the community. The curb cut program began in September 2012 with CTG funding following the original assessment, which also included walkability and bikeability studies. A route from the school to the city square and continuing to Judge Lewis Park was observed to be the most used by residents. This is the same route where way-nding signs with motivational messages were placed this past spring. Plans are to make all curb cuts along the route handicap accessible through this cooperative venture between the city and Public Health. Work will be complete by the end of September for use during the pleasant fall weather. Following the completion of the curb cut project, look for additional improvements that will enhance the safety of the route even more. RCPH continues their work

through the CTG to reduce the impact of chronic diseases. Providing a safe, friendly, inviting environment for walking and biking is another way to help make the healthy choice the easy choice. If you would like more information on walking, biking, or healthy eating call Ringgold County Public Health at 641-464-0691 or visit the website at www.rcph.net and www.facebook.com/rstop.

Two Ringgold County farms are honored at State Fair

Two Ringgold county farms were honored as Heritage Farms in ceremonies held recently at the Iowa State Fair. To qualify as a Heritage Farm, a family must have owned at least 40 acres for 150 years or more. The farm belonging to Russell, Tammy and Phyllis Faubion located along county road P14 between 310th Street and 320th Street in Blockton has been in their family since 1858. A farm belonging to Jeff and Rhonda Quick located at 315th Street in Redding has been in their family since 1859. Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey made the presentations at the ceremony. Mount Ayr Record-News

As interest in managing beef cows in dry lot or under roof management systems increases, local producers and veterinarians are asking for information on comparing different systems. To address this interest and provide timely information and expertise, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has planned a set of three cow facilities and management update sessions in southern Iowa. Beef program specialist Joe Sellers said the sessions will be held Wednesday, Sept. 4 in Corydon; Monday, Sept. 9 in Anita; and Monday, Sept. 16 in Oskaloosa. All sessions run from 6 to 8:30 p.m. and include a meal, provided by Farm Credit Services of America, the Iowa Beef Center at Iowa State, and local sponsors. Were bringing Iowa State faculty and staff as presenters of a variety of informational topics on the beef cow operation, from feeder calf market outlook to health management concerns and recommendations, Sellers said. Sellers and fellow Iowa State Extension beef program specialist Clark will present comparisons of three cow management systems, including pros and cons of each. Sellers also will talk with attendees about whether they can justify building a facility for wintering and calving cows, and Clark will offer cattle health management recommendations. Iowa State University ag economist Lee Schulz will present information on feeder calf market outlook and cow-calf business prospects. All three sessions are offered at no charge, but preregistrations must be made by the Friday prior to the session to be attended. The session in Corydon will be held on Sept. 4, at the Event Center southwest corner of the square. Call Wayne County Extension ofce 641-872-1755 by Friday, Aug. 30.

Ringgold County Farm Bureau Vice President, Colby Holmes attended the Farm Bureau County Presidents Conference on August 16-17 at the Hotel Fort Des Moines. The event began on Friday evening with an informal welcome reception where county presidents could exchange ideas and get to know more Farm Bureau county leaders, staff and state board members. Saturday morning the conference kicked off with the keynote speaker, Cynthia DAmour. Cynthia is a leadership strategist who has worked with volunteer boards and organizations all across the country. She specializes in helping leaders learn how to revitalize their boards, increase participation and attract more volunteers. Breakout sessions went further into topics of delegation, streamlining board meetings and getting more PR value from board activities. ISU Athletic director Jamie Pollard wrapped it all up with the perspective of a true team leader on the importance of involving everyone to their full potential to create a winning team.

Additional $1 million available for nutrient reduction practices

Due to strong demand from Iowa farmers, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey has announced that an additional $1 million in cost share funds have been made available to help farmers implement nutrient reduction practices. Farmers have already submitted applications for the initial $1.8 million in funding that was made available on Aug. 8 for water quality practices. The practices that are eligible for this funding are cover crops, no-till or strip-till, or using a nitrication inhibitor when applying fertilizer. Any farmer not already utilizing these practices can apply for assistance. Farmers are only eligible for cost share on up to 160 acres. The cost share rate for farmers planting cover crops is $25 per acre and for farmers trying no-till or strip till is $10 per acre. Farmers using a nitrapyrin nitrication inhibitor when applying fall fertilizer can receive $3 per acre. Farmers can contact their local Soil and Water Conservation District ofce to apply. To date, more than 700 farmers in 85 of the 100 Soil and Water Conservation Districts in Iowa have applied to participate in the program. Farmers have submitted applications for 71,023 acres of cover crops, to use nitrication inhibitor on 4,019 acres, 770 acres of no-till and 466 acres of strip-till. The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship received $3 million in one-time funding to support statewide science-based water quality practices over the next ve years. After this announcement the Department will have made $2.8 million available to support these practices this fall.

Mount Ayr Community School District

will take bids on the following items. These items can bee seen by contacting Clint Poore. Clint can be reached by calling 641-464-0500. All items will be sold as is without any support or guarantee. Please bid on each item separately by placing a bid with your contact information in a sealed envelope and also placing the corresponding number on the outside of the envelope. All bids must be presented to Janette Campbell by Friday, September 6, 2013, at 3:30 p.m.

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Licensed Day Care Provider

Jan Rusk 1400 N. West Street, Mount Ayr, Iowa
I will be starting day care in my home on October 1. Openings for 6 children of all ages. Lots of room for play and activites. Call for amazing rates

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

DeWalt 20 saw Lincoln arc welder Lincoln arc welder Lincoln arc welder DeWalt radial arm saw DeWalt radial arm saw Craftsman 10 table saw Kalamazoo metal cutting band saw Set of cables for bus tires Set of cables for bus tires Rockwell model 20 vertical band saw


Call 641-464-2440 today.

We also have several TVs and TV/VCRs that can be purchased $25 each on a first-come basis.

Ph. 641-344-4765

LOCATED: East side of Smith Oil, Mount Ayr

Monday: Nacho Grande and Medium Drink Tuesday: (2) Soft Shell Beef Tacos and Medium Drink Wednesday: Jacks Tacorito and Medium Drink Thursday: Beef Taco Salad and Medium Drink Friday: Beef Burrito and Medium Drink

STARTING TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2013 Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday, 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.


MENU Corn Dogs OR Tuna Salad Sandwich ACTIVITIES 6:15 A.M. Sparks Dance Practice (HS Gym) 6 P.M. VB at SE Waren

MENU Hamburgers and French Fries OR Macaroni and Cheese ACTIVITIES 6:30 P.M. HELP Youth Pod

MENU Walking Tacos OR Ham and Potatoes ACTIVITIES 6:15 A.M. Sparks Dance Practice (HS Gym) 5 P.M. Cross Country at Wayne MENU Ham Sandwich OR Lasagne ACTIVITIES FOF Cookout

ACTIVITIES Sparks Dance Camp (HS Gym)

7 P.M. FB (H) Bedford 9:30 P.M. Junior Parents Dance

On Friday, Get 50 Off

a Raider or Raiderette of any size.

ACTIVITIES Sparks Dance Camp (HS Gym)

MENU Chicken Fajita OR Bologna Sandwich ACTIVITIES 9:15 A.M. MS Magazine Sales Auditorium 6 P.M. JV FB (H) Central Decatur 6 P.M. School Board Meeting

MENU Chicken Fried Steak OR Ham Salad Sandwich ACTIVITIES 6:15 A.M. Sparks Dance Practice (HS Gym) 4:30 P.M. Cross Country at Winterset (HS) 6 P.M. VB at Corning

MENU Spaghetti OR Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup ACTIVITIES Todd Becker Foundation Program (HS Gym All Day and Evening)

MENU Crispito OR Barbecue Sandiwch ACTIVITIES 6:15 A.M. Sparks Dance Practice (HS Gym) 4 P.M. MS FB at Nodaway Valley 6 P.M. VB Wayne (H)

MENU Pizza OR Chicken Sandwich ACTIVITIES 7 P.M. FB at Clarinda ACTIVITIES Lamoni Rodeo



MENU Ham Sandwich OR Cheese Soup ACTIVITIES 4 P.M. MS VB at Bedford 6 P.M. JV FB at West Central Valley 6 P.M. VB Triangular at I-35

MENU Chicken Noodles OR Beanie Weenies ACTIVITIES Academic Breakfast 6:15 A.M. Sparks Dance Practice (HS Gym)

MENU Chili OR Hot Dogs

August 1
Back-To-School and Fall Clothes NOW ON DISPLAY
210 N. Main, Leon Ph. 641-446-7995
HOURS: Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

ACTIVITIES MACHS Golf Tournament Lamoni Rodeo

MENU Chicken Sandwich OR Spaghetti ACTIVITIES 6:15 A.M. Sparks Dance Practice (HS Gym) 4 P.M. MS VB Lamoni (H) 4:15 P.M. MS FB (H) Bedford (1 Game) 4:30 P.M. Cross Country at Panorama (HS) 5 P.M. TBA VB at Des Moines Christian Tournament


MENU Rib Sandwich OR Cheesy Potatoes ACTIVITIES PD 1:10 P.M. Dismissal FOF Cookout Youth FB Night 7 P.M. FB (H) Colfax-Mingo ACTIVITIES VB at East Union Tournament Youth FB (H)


Fort Madison Rodeo

ACTIVITIES Fort Madison Rodeo

MENU Macaroni and Cheese OR Chicken Nuggets ACTIVITIES 6 P.M. JV FB TBA

MENU Sausage, Gravy and Biscuits OR Turkey Slice ACTIVITIES 6:15 A.M. Sparks Dance Practice (HS Gym) 4 P.M. MS VB Central Decatur (H) 4:30 P.M. Cross County at Creston (MS and HS) 6 P.M. VB Lenox (H)

MENU Chicken Sandwich OR Goulash

MENU Walking Taco OR Chicken Dumpling Soup ACTIVITIES 6:15 A.M. Sparks Dance Practice (HS Gym) King and Queen Coronation 4 P.M. MS FB (H) Central Decatur 4 P.M. MS VB at East Union 5:30 P.M. FOF Supper 6:45 P.M. Jersey Auction

MENU Pizza OR Barbecue Sandwich ACTIVITIES Band Booster Cookout Homecoming 1:30 P.M. Homecoming Parade 2:15 P.M. Pep Rally 7 P.M. FB (H) Des Moines Christian 9:30 P.M. Homecoming Dance ACTIVITIES Booster Club Raider Run VB at Bedford Tournament


ACTIVITIES Sparks Dance Camp (HS Gym)

MENU Chicken Sandwich OR Cheese Soup ACTIVITIES 4:30 P.M. Cross Country at Orient-Macksburg (MS AND HS) 6 P.M. JV FB (H) Bedford



Thursday, August 29, 2013

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Voices who will be there following the supper hour on the fourth of September. Residents also plan to enjoy music by Marlys McPherson Friday afternoon. Maxine Werner enjoyed going out last Friday with her daughter, Nancy, and grandson, Race, for lunch. Sylvia Hall enjoyed spending time out with her daughter, Phyllis Sickles, while Shirley McAlexander and Irene Hogue both spent time out with their families. Lunch guests include Linda Wilt who was in to enjoy a meal with Larry Campbell, Patti PageJones and Corwin Karr ate Sunday lunch with Elaine McCampbell. Welcome visitors over the past week have been Darrell and Susie Hall of Ozark, MO, Phyllis Sickles and Cheri Dessinger with Sylvia Hall; Kelly Richards and Cleone Hoseld with Kathryn Chartrand; Judy Doolittle with Loreen Reed. Ethel Campbell with Don Campbell; Roger and Terri Main, Dorothy Hughes and Bobbie Bainum with Dorothy Main; Rod Adamsof Loveland, CO, Bobbie and Anne Rinehart and Margaret Wilson with Kathryn Adams. Connie Worthington, Matt and Terrie Fensterman and Judy Pottorff with Margaret Fletchall; Cleone Hoseld, Dorothy Hughes, Becky Fletchall and kids and Gary and Linda Myers with Georgia Etta Kinne; Barbara Bower, Joy Roberts and Rusty and Mathew Faubion with Phyllis Faubion. Marilyn and Steve Werner, Jack and Lila Greene and Nancy and Race Kelly with Maxine Werner. Ellen Powell, Waren Angus, Dorothy Hughes and Marie Still with Ruth Angus; Pat Teply and Missy the Dog with Gerald Gardner; Jean Gilliland, Lois Triggs and Wilma Schafer with Earl Brand. Gerald and Velma Lorenz, Dorothy Hughes and Lyle Hogue of Hateld, MO with Irene Hogue; Carol and Arlene Sobotka and Robert and Pam Grace with Dorothy Sobotka; James Ruby and Lois Grace with Betty Ruby. were Lou DeVoe and Jennifer Haaland Carter and Brooks. Sympathy is extended to the family of Edwin King. Jennifer and Roger Peters came to help Grandma Sherry Skinner make jelly Sunday. Lindsey LeMon, who is a Bedford band member, is trying to raise money to go on the Iowa Ambassadors of Music trip to Europe like Hannah Marcum did last year and Peggy Roed did several years ago. This is a wonderful opportunity to play music through Europe and see the sites too. Lindsey is collecting ve-cent pop bottles and cans. She lives on North Street in the gray house and in their front yard is a place to drop off your cans. Your help would be appreciated. Bill and Irene Freeman had guests last week, Glen Benskin of Stanton and Marilyn Culver of Red Oak. All went for a drive to shop at the Amish stores and then on to Allendale, MO for lunch. After lunch they visited the fabric store and the lovely Little Tea House. A must see if you are down that way. Sunday afternoon Nick and Alaina, Freeman and Cody Runde came up to Dan and Barb freemans for some home-cooked food. They said their Maryville, MO church they attend was lled to capacity today. Kids are back in town for classes on Monday. Its good to know that many students are staying faithful along with college too. Weekend guests of Terry Henson and Donna Melvin were Marshall, Erin, Brock and Blake Henson. They also visited Grandma Kathleen Drake. Joining them for lunch Saturday were Tyler, Becca and Kerigann Henson and Tanner Parman. Sunday guests were Craig and Alyssa Melvin. Remember; Do your little bit of good where you are; its those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.

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This past week has been an enjoyable one. Although the temperature rose a bit more than some would have liked, residents still had a nice time taking part in many outdoor activities like shing, cooking out and bocce ball. The sh werent biting as well as they would have liked but those going had a nice time anyway. Bob Hinz grilled pork chops which all enjoyed both while they were cooking and at the dinner table! Bocce ball was a blast until it got too hot. Residents managed to get in four games before calling it a day. Winners were Dorothy Sobotka, Earl Brand, Virginia Albers and Ruth Angus. Homemade ice cream sure hit the spot one hot afternoon. Deanna, Sandy and Audrey teamed up to make vanilla and strawberry from which residents had a choice. Yummy. The ice cream was enjoyed after a wonderful performance by The Tingley Band. It was great to listen to them again. High rollers was enjoyed by many with Virginia Albers, Lorene Triggs and Betty Ruby holding high scores. This was followed with word pairs and trivia. Dominoes was fun with the help of Phyllis Sickels several afternoons this past week. Ladies club got underway with a discussion on the use of hankies. Many, many different ladies hankies were on display during the hour. Ladies enjoyed seeing hankies from London, Mexico and Hong Kong as well as ones specially made for special occasions. Ladies also shared stories of making or decorating hankies themselves with embroidery or tatting as well as adding lace. Ruth Angus shared pictures of three quilts she made using pretty hankies for the skirts of dolls that were on the quilts. Kathy Elswick provided all of the beautiful handkerchiefs . Pastor Hawkins led Bible study session this past week with a large group of residents in attendance. Another rather large group gathered for church Wednesday morning. Delivering the message was Pastor Lila Greene. Ellen Powell was the piano players during the services. Many residents paid a visit to the shopping cart Wednesday morning and purchased some yummy things to snack on. They also had the opportunity to receive nail care and hair care. Bingo is the all-time favorite activity and it was enjoyed twice during the week, once with the help of Dorothy Hughes, Phyllis Riggs, Corwin Karr, Harold Crawford, Jean Gilliland and Rosemary Hullinger and once with friends from Ringgold County Supportive Services. Winning games were Nova Giles, Margaret Fletchall, Corwin Karr, Kathryn Chartrand, Wayne Bohn, Maxine Werner, Donna Benegas, Kenny Driftmier, Dorothy Sobotka, Annabelle Jones, Shirley McAlexander and Elaine McCampbell. Elaine also won blackout. School Has Started, We Are Awesome and Cowboy Poker Run were the phrases used for a fun word game. Residents made words out of the letters in those three phrases. Together they ended up with 50, 53 and 100 words before moving on. Deanna Adams was Sunday school teacher this past Sunday morning while Charlotte Swank played the piano. This next week they are looking forward to listening to Simply


August 26 - Summers slowly winding down. Its hard to believe the Labor Day holiday is next weekend. To most, its arrival signals the end of summer. Lets all hope for a break in the heat and dry spell. Tingley meal site will be closed Monday, Sept. 2, Labor Day. Everyone can go take in all the festivities going on over the weekend

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Beryl Jordan of Holliday, MO, has been visiting this past week with Dean and Mary Cobb. Beryl tunes pianos while he is in the area. Last weekends Blockton reunion was a success weather was gorgeous. The kids enjoyed the inatables and the adults enjoyed the food and visiting and watching all the events. Jeanette Beekman visited family Jerry and Judy King and Lynn King during the Reunion. Jerry and Karen Kemery went to Saint Joseph, MO to celebrate Marilyns 50th birthday. Last weekend during the Reunion guests of Sherry Skinner were R.J., Jennifer, Roger and Baker Peters and Will, Nicole, Emily and Ella Skinner. Saturday evening Gerald and Norma Green joined them for supper. Recent guests of Patsy Stroburg

at Diagonal. Sixteen Community Singers from the Lenox, Cleareld and surrounding areas, brought another excellent program to the Tingley meal site last Monday. The theme for their songs this time was fun things they associate with doing in the good old summertime. Director Donna Smithson, as always, had everyone introduce themselves. She noted that one of their members, 98-year-old Ellen Lempke, was honored at the Iowa State Fair last Friday as Iowan of the Day. What a well-deserved honor that was! Congratulations! Families getting together is such fun. Its always a special joy when its shared with the meal site. Monday was an excellent example. Four generations were represented when Bill and Norma Webb were privileged to have their daughter, Janelle Taylor, a granddaughter and several great-grandchildren, Natalie Taylor, Caitlin Taylor, Emily and Olivia Bruck, and the twoyear-old twins, Aubrey and Josey Bruck, with them. Get well wishes were extended to Harold Brown, who was a patient at the Ringgold County Hospital at Mount Ayr. He was able to return to his home Tuesday afternoon. Ten band members were on hand to provide the sites extra entertainment Tuesday. Members included Carmene James at the piano, Pauline Murphy, Norma Webb, Doris Overholser, Mary Jane Narigon, Evelyn Sickels, Rose James, Iona Triggs, Vern Brown and Virginia Walden. More visitors came Tuesday. George and Naomi Hoseld were proud to have their granddaughter, Chelsey, and her ve-month-old baby boy as their guests. An even dozen singers were present to provide Fridays extra entertainment. They included accompanist Darlene Morgan director Mary Jane Narigon, plus Peggy Wagenknecht, Pauline Murphy, Marge Werner, Iona Triggs, Virginia Walden, Harold Brown, Bill and Norma Webb and Don and Darlene Wimmer. Public health nurses Sharla Norris and Sue Beck were present Friday to check blood pressures for those wishing to have theirs taken. They also shared more Chef Charles leaets. Theyre so helpful. Sharla shared the news that September would be the last time they would be coming to the meal site. Funding for this has run out. On a happy note, Marge Werner had a joke to share with everyone. Get well wishes are extended to Sharon Case, who entered Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines for treatment and care last Wednesday. She remains a patient there.

Also get well wishes were sent to Eileen Brant, who was scheduled to undergo back surgery Wednesday in Des Moines. Everyone also learned that one of the sites Arispe friends, Don Brunker, is a patient at Mercy in Des Moines. Everyone hopes all of these folks are able to be back home soon. Last week the site was blessed to receive some memorial money from both the families of Rick Williams and Connie Huff. How thoughtful of families to remember the meal site. Also, the meal site continues to receive an abundance of fresh garden produce to use and also to share with one another.

Mary Swank 785-2205


August 26 -Callers during the week of Junior and Mary Swank were Karla Larson and Jarred, Richard Swank, Mitchel Swank and Linda Haley. Kay Hove and Mary Gepner had lunch together at Jamies Coffee Mill & Deli Wednesday. LeaAnn Swank was a weekend

guest of Joan and Don Stringham and Mike, Malinda and Mitchel Swank. Junior and Mary Swank visited Saturday evening with Mike, Malinda and Mitchel Swank and LeaAnn. Sunday Mary Swank, Karla and Jarred Larson, Kay and Don Hove and Mary Gepner attended the brunch and church at the Ringgold county courthouse shelter house in Mount Ayr. Sunday supper guests of Joan and Don Stringham in honor of Mitchel Swanks birthday anniversary were Jamie Stringham, Linda Kin, and Mike, Malinda and Mitchel Swank. Sunday supper guests of Mary Gepner were AJ and Jake Gepner.


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Supervisors get secondary road updates
The Ringgold county board of supervisors covered a range of topics at their regular meeting Monday, August 26. The board discussed the RIZ agreement with Jon Moberg and Jon Vennink. They discussed renewing the contract every ten years and negotiate the base amount at that time. The RIZ board is concerned with a ve-year base negotiation as originally proposed because it would be difcult for budget purposes. The RIZ board has to begin budget preparations a year and a half in advance. Moving the contract to a ten-year negotiation would be much more benecial. The supervisors said they will discuss the agreement with county attorney Clint Spurrier, who will work with RIZ board attorney Paul Tyler to reach a conclusion on the issue. County engineer Zach Gunsolley provide secondary roads project updates. On September 9 micro-surfacing will begin on county road P33 and one mile of J20 through Tingley, Gunsolley said. He also mentioned there will be no seal coat work done this week due to the heat. On September 5 the Ziegler company will bring a maintainer for the county for a demonstration. Gunsolley reported that FEMA rock hauling will be completed within four to six weeks. Gunsolley mentioned there are currently three trucks broken down. Supervisor David Inloes asked if the county should look into leasing a truck to get the FEMA rock hauled so the crew can start on the chip seal projects throughout the county. Supervisor Kraig Pennington suggested renting a center-dump trailer for a month as it will haul twice as much as a truck. Gunsolley said Rod Shields anticipates the trucks will be running this week. Inloes asked if the three trucks were xed this week, and along with the three trucks that are currently working, would FEMA rock hauling be completed in two weeks as opposed to four to six weeks. Gunsolley agreed with the two-week timeframe as long as the trucks remain in working condition. Gunsolley reported on an issue with the dirt road by Mike Sobotkas house. He said each time the road is bladed, old pieces of a fence are brought to the surface. Years ago a fence was taken out and buried in the road. Sobotka is concerned about ruining tractor tires and damaging vehicles in general. Gunsolley said the crew will not be blading the road for the time being. Once time allows the crew will begin a ditch project to cover the road more deeply. Todd Glendenning was present at Mondays meeting to discuss a dirt road north of his house. He is interested in having it graveled. Glendenning was originally quoted $21,000 by the previous administration for the gravel. Gunsolley quoted roughly $80,000 to bring the road up to code and to apply gravel. Glendenning said he has been maintaining the ditches along the road. Gunsolley is concerned that allowing this road to be graveled would go against a policy that was set in 2005 that he is currently following. Gunsolley suggested another option would be to vacate the road. However, gates would need to be in place at each end of the road, and the landowners are not interested in that solution. Inloes expressed concern if we do gravel this road, where will the cost to maintain this mile of gravel come from in the future. The board will take a look at the road in question and discuss it at next weeks meeting. In a nal note, Gunsolley said he would like to complete shoulder work on paved roads prior to harvest season.

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Sports Raiders open season Friday night at Nodaway Valley

Co-coaches Derek Lambert and Delwyn Showalter enter their 13th season with a football team boasting a lot of returning experience. We have several players who have three or four years of experience, said Showalter. Thats as much as weve ever had. Thats a big plus because they understand our system so the coaches can concentrate on bringing along the younger players. Coming off a record-setting 11-1 season last year, the Raiders boast 26 returning letter winners, many with impressive post-season honors. Senior utility back Jacob Sobotka and junior defensive lineman Joe Ricker were named to the all-state rst team by both the Iowa Newspaper Association and the Des Moines Register. At quarterback Sobotka joined senior lineman Mason Mercer on all-state second team. In Class 1-A District 7 Sobotka, Mercer and Ricker were named alldistrict players, while second team honors went to senior receiver Erik Freed and junior defensive back Lincoln Martin. Receiving all-district honorable mention were junor lineman Matt Poore and junior linebacker Cody Stackhouse. Last year the Raiders reached the quarternals of the state postseason tournament before losing to perennial rival Council Bluffs St. Albert. Showalter also noted several players will need to step up and ll some big shoes as the Raiders lost six starters to graduation, including rst-team all-state receiver Braydee Poore and other rst-team all-district performers Levi Martin, Johnathan Triggs and Zane Sickels along with second-teamer Shane Swank. Despite the loss of signicant talent, Showalter predicts a vast improvement over past Raider squads in one crucial area. Team speed is as good as its ever been, he said. Well be as fast as anyone we play. Our kids really worked hard and hit the weights in the off season, and our 40 [yard] times have come way down. Beyond returning experience and speed, Showalter also noted his teams depth. We have 51 kids out this year, he said. Thats up from the mid-40s last year and even the upper 30s just a few years back. Our overall depth allows us to split out during practice so our rst team offense can face off against some rst-team defense. Without looking too far ahead, Showalter anticipates another really exciting season for Raider fans. We have the attributes to be a good team, he said. Last year our guys were hungry, coming off a 5-5 season the year before. But this year were the hunted rather

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Pheasants Forever
The Ringgold County chapter of Pheasants Forever is hosting a Youth-Mentored Hunt Sunday, September 1. A Youth-Mentored Hunt allows children to hunt under the direct guidance of an adult mentor. Pheasants Forever will provide ac-

Raider co-head coach Derek Lambert (left) and assistant James Smith watch the football scrimmage during the Fall Sports Kick-Off held last week. than the hunter. We need to stay Trevor Anderson, Rhett Murphy hungry but also stay away from in- and Ethan McGill; juries. Freshmen Triston Ackley, The 2013 Raiderette volleyball team consists of (front row, L-R) Blair Showalter predicts a balanced Devin Russo, Mitchell Jennett, Glendenning, Macy Larsen, Hannah Glendenning, Brook Rychnovsky, district. Ogden and Van Meter Cal Daughton, Clay Wimer, Brent Ashton Quick, Shaley Miller and Baylee Stark; (second row) Allie Shields, also return a lot of players, maybe Bounds, Gavin Dine, Mike James, Cheyenne Haveman, Brylea Stark, Kirsten Dolecheck, Maddie Mobley, even more than we do, he said. Jacob Vanbuskirk, Kyler Martin, Shelby Comer, Ica Hauge, Laura Davison and Taylor Wilson; (third row) Pella Christian should be better, and Logan Kelley. too. Disrict 7 should be about as balanced top to bottom as any district in the state. The Raiders open their season tomorrow night (Friday, September 30) against long-time rival Nodaway Valley in the second installment of the Battle for the Rock (see story page 9). The Raiders won last years contest 48-24, the rst of 11 straight wins in their record-setting undefeated Class 1A District 7 championship season. Nodaway Valley, in comparison, nished last in District 8 with a 2-7 record, 1-5 in district play. Mount Ayr Community has an all-time record of 23-24-3 versus Nodaway Valley/Greeneld. Mount Ayr Community co-coaches Derek Lambert and Delwyn Showalter are 7-4 against the Wolverines and 4-1 against coach Shantz. The Raider home opener comes next week against another longtime rival, the Bedford Bulldogs. The 2013 Raider roster includes seniors Jacob Sobotka, Dawson Knapp, Jacob Beamgard, Quency Vos, Cody Stackhouse, Matt Poore, Ryan Parrott, Mason Mercer, Hagan Willis, Casey Paxson and Erik Freed; Juniors Riley Weehler, Blake Butler, Lincoln Martin, Ben Saville, Grant Staats, Tucker Winemiller, Tyler Triggs, Jake Ricker, Joe Ricker, Eric Miller and Connor The 2013 cross country team includes (front row, L-R) Paige Daughton, Megan Warin, Neesie Brand, Brook Rychnovsky, Macy Larsen, Adrian Richards and Leah Klejch; (second row) Heath Andresen, Quintin ChumbGiles; Sophomores Jacob Taylor, Nick ley, Christiana Overholtzer, coach Deb Larsen, Naomi Richards, Jack Jones and Noah Larsen. Heading into her second season (16:00) at the 4K distance. Wurster, Jonathan Vanbuskirk, Macey Larsen will participate in as Kyle Dolecheck, Logan Stark, Ca- as Mount Ayr Community cross Adrians older sister, senior many meets as their schedules will leb Schnoor, Levi Jarred, Trevor country coach, Debbie Larsen Naomi Richards, also returns, allow. Gooding, Jay Blair, Wyatt Jack- hopes to see her roster numbers coming off her 18th-place nish in Raiders son, Lew Knapp, Cameron Young, improve over last season. How- the conference meet this year. Larsen is unsure if the RaidLincoln Lutrick, Jed McCreary, ever, while the numbers may be Other returning letter-winners ers will be able to eld a team of small, the returning talent is there for the Raiderettes include juniors ve runners, but two returning letmake some noise in the Pride of Christiana Overholtzer and Nessie ter winners denitely form a good youth hunt Sunday to Iowa conference race. foundation for the team. Brand. cess to ammunition and rearms Raiderettes Senior Noah Larsen is comFreshman Megan Warin joins for qualied youth participants Leading the pack for the the team for the rst time. ing off an outstanding showing at while supplies last. Raiderettes is junior Adrian RichIn addition, four girls will at- the State Track Meet last spring If you have any questions or ards, who last year placed fth in tempt to split their time between where he set a new school record know of a child interested in par- the conference meet, eighth in the volleyball and cross country this in the 1600 meter run, anchored ticipating, call Andy Kellner (712- districts and 35th place in the state season. Seniors Leah Klejch, the 4x800 relay team to another ___________________________ 621-4227) or John Newton (641- meet where she recorded the sec- Brook Rychnovksy and Paige school Continued on page 10 464-3942). ond-best time in Raiderette history Daughton along with freshman

Raiderettes season debut tonight at home

Shelbie Greene, Sadie Frost, Tessa Shields, coach Tori Braby, assistant coach John Larsen, Kelcie Shields, Leah Klejch, and Paige Daughton.

Heat causes schedule change

Due to the high temperatures forecast for this week and Bedfords lack of air conditioning, the site of tonights (Thursday) volleyball triangular (Bedford, Central Decatur, Mount Ayr) has been

Mount Ayr cross country brings back quality talent

moved to Mount Ayr. Start time is 6 p.m. with junior varsity in the middle school gym and varsity in the high school gym.

to everyone who participated in the Chrysler Test Drive Event. With your help, we raised $3,350 for our athletic programs. Special thanks to Glendenning Motor Co. and Chrysler for thier efforts in support of our students.

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Long-time rivals Mount Ayr and Nodaway Valley (Greeneld) will knock heads Friday night to open the 2013 football season for both teams. The annual game was named last year as The Battle for the Rock, in honor of long time coaches Bob Daut of Greeneld and Dave Still of Mount Ayr. Daut and Still are both members of the Iowa Football Coaches Hall of Fame, with a combined 361 wins spanning 61 years as high school football coaches. This year, however, the game will carry added poignancy as coach Daut passed away last fall. Beginning this season Nodaway Valley will commemorate each years home opener as the Coach Daut Kickoff Classic. Heading into the 2012 season, Mount Ayr Community coaches Derek Lambert and Delwyn Showalter along with coach Steve Shantz of Nodaway Valley decided to honor the two men with the trophy rivalry game to commemorate the impact that Still and Daut have had on their communities and the game of football during their storied careers. This was the driving force in creation of the game, agreed both co-coaches Derek Lambert and Delwyn Showalter of the Raiders and Steve Shantz of the Wolverines. They were great coaches who taught much more than the game football, and we want to ensure that every player that comes through the football program at either school understands that legacy that those two have left for us, said the coaches. Bob and Dave were rock-solid men and coaches who stood the test of time, they were the bedrock of their school and community and they helped young people build a solid foundation for their life, added coach Showalter. This is why we chose Battle for the Rock as we believe it represents the type of character they had. Greeneld artist Bubba Sorensen, the creator of the Freedom Rock, has agreed to create a trophy for the contest that will capture the nature of coach Still and coach Daut, along with the rivalry of this contest. Sorensen produced a temporary version for the 2012 game while he made plans for a permanent trophy.

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County conservation to offer Monarch tagging activity on September 7

The Ringgold County Conservation Board is participating in the Monarch Watch tagging program and needs your help capturing Monarch Butteries to tag! Join RCCB on September 7th at 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM and investigate the life cycle of a Monarch Buttery, discover how to identify male and female Monarchs, study Monarch migration and learn how to tag Monarchs on their journey south to central Mexico. Attend this FREE public program in Ringgold County to explore the life of a Monarch Buttery. RCCB will provide buttery nets to catch your own buttery for this family friendly event! Meet at the Turkey Ridge (middle) Shelter at Fifes Grove Park north of Mount Ayr which offers unique prairie walks and buttery habitat. Join in on Monarch tagging as well as a prairie scavenger hunt for the kids, plant identication and touch a bison fur. A great family activity! Please wear long pants even if it is hot. Tennis shoes/socks, sunscreen, hats and a water bottle are all recommended. For more information contact Ringgold County Conservation at (641)-464-2787. For more information about Monarch tagging, log on to: www.monarchwatch. org.

Watson shares benets of healthy lifestyle choices

Jay Watson wasnt always a walker and he did not always watch what he ate. As he put it, he was a cheeseburger and pizza guy. In 1998 he had a heart attack, and his doctor recommended some changes in his diet. He had already taken up walking as part of his daily routine, but he noticed some positive changes as he added healthier eating. Eventually the doctor cleared Jay to enjoy a steak with his friends at the golf club since all his check-ups were looking great as he maintained his walking and healthy eating routines. Now he enjoys the occasional treat but is still religious about his daily walks. It has to be pretty nasty weather for me to skip a walk, he commented. I enjoy walking outdoors and taking different routes including the Ringgold Trailway. (The Ringgold Trailway is often referred to locally as the nature trail.) Some of the many benets Jay listed of his walking and a healthy lifestyle were: 1) increased stamina; 2) more energy; 3) sleeping better; 4) enjoying the company of his wife when they walk together; 5) and stress relief. When asked if he had any advice for people trying to start a regular walking/exercise program, Jay was quick to respond, Make sure you enjoy it. I enjoy my walks. I enjoy the outdoors. Wave hello when you see Jay out walking. Better yet, wave hello as you pass him on your daily walk! Ringgold County Public Health (RCPH) continues their work on a Community Transformation Grant to reduce the impact of chronic diseases. During the course of this work many local residents with healthy lifestyles have become evident. The methods they use to stay healthy are usually time tested, simple yet not easy, but worth it in the long run. Be active. Eat and sleep well. Drink plenty of water. Get at least an annual check-up with your local health care provider. If you would like more information on walking, biking, active living or healthy eating call Ringgold County Public Health at 641464-0691 or visit us on the web at www.rcph.net and www.facebook. com/rstop.

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The MAC Boosters man the grill to furnish hamburgers and hot dogs to the crowd at the Kick-Off last week. The Game Day t-shirt seems entirely appropriate as the fall season openers approach.

Rebel Raiders ready for action

Mount Ayrs middle school football roster is full with a total of 47 seventh and eighth grade Raiders out for the 2013 season. According to head coach Mark Budach, his eighth grade team was undefeated as seventh graders and has set their goal to do the same thing this year. Budach added, We also have a good group of seventh graders and are looking forward to seeing them in action. First action begins at Nodaway Valley in Greeneld on September 12. The eighth-grade roster includes Baylee Love, Mitchel Swank, Zach Counter Subscriptions for those who cant wait until Thursday to read the Mount Ayr Record-News. Save money too. Murphy, John Young, Lucas Wurster, Hunter Wilson, Bradley Phelps, Craven Martin, Tristan Holmes, William Young, Ty Taylor, Bradley Wurster, Brevin Daskin, Marcus Daughton, Brayden Swank, Russell Holmes, Dylan McAlexander, Kole Paxson, Jacob McCreary. Mason Smith, Mitchell Lutrick and Eian Adams. The seventh-grade Raiders are

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school-record nish, recorded the second-fastest time in school history in the 3200 meter run and anchored the 1600 meter medley team to the seventh-fastest time in school history. Joining Larsen is junior letter winner Quinten Chumbley. New prospects for the Raiders

are senior Jack Jones and freshman Heath Andresen, but Larsen is hopeful a fth runner joins the team soon to qualify the Raiders for team competition. The Raiderettes and Raiders open their season with a meet at Wayne on September 5. Their only home meet comes on October 17 with the Ron Landphair Invitational.

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Algae improves in area waters

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has released a shing report for the period ending Thursday, August 22. The report is compiled from information gathered from local bait shops, angler creel surveys and county and state parks staff. For more information, contact the Mount Ayr Fisheries Station at 641-464-3108 or the southwest Iowa regional ofce in Lewis at 712-769-2587. SOUTHWEST IOWA Lake Icaria (Adams): The water clarity is fairly good and temperatures are in the low 70s. Bluegill - Fair: A few bluegill can be caught from the sides of the sh mounds. Crappie - Fair: The crappie are hanging around the sh mounds and the edges of the tree piles. Small white jigs work well. Walleye - Fair: Trolling small white jigs in the open areas or casting them on the edges of the sh mounds is producing a few midsized walleye. Little River Watershed Lake (Decatur): The water level is near full and the lake is easily accessible. Channel Catsh - Fair: A lot of mid-sized channel catsh are being caught from shoreline areas. Small liver chunks and stink baits are working the best. Green Valley Lake (Union): The water levels are normal. Some algae is present but not excessive in the wind blown areas.

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The water temps are in the mid 70s. Bluegill - Fair: A few bluegill are being caught from the edges of the rooted vegetation or the sides of the sh mounds. Crappie - Fair: The crappie are on the sh mounds and the stake beds. Summitt Lake (Union): The lake has relled and the shery has been restocked. Boat access is easy. Three Mile Lake (Union): The water level is near normal. A little algae is present. Channel Catsh - Fair: The channel catsh are biting on liver and stink bait. Crappie - Slow: Some of the ooded trees are holding schools

of crappie. Jigging small white jigs seems to be the best method. Yellow Bass - Fair: A lot of small yellow bass are being caught on small crawlers or jigs. Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) - Slow: A few anglers are catching wipers on small liver chunks on the bottom or suspended just off the bottom. Twelve Mile Creek Lake (Union): The water quality is fair and temps are in the mid 70s. Some areas have some green algae but the windy areas remain satisfactory. Bluegill - Good: Some nice bluegill are being caught from the edges of the rooted vegetation. Small jigs and small crawlers seem to be working the best. Crappie - Fair: Several crappie can be caught from the edges of the vegetation and the sh mounds. Some green algae is appearing. The windy areas remain good.

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August 26 Everyone is back from the Iowa State Fair and vacations and the school year has started in Mount Ayr, Diagonal and surrounding areas. However, nothing has slowed down at Clearview. Liz is working on the September activity calendar and it looks as if they will be as busy as ever with homecoming parades, games, music and special events all month long. The birthday party for September will be hosted by a new group. The Retired School Employees of Ringgold County will host the party as the Tingley Kitchen Band entertains on September 10 at 2 p.m. Residents with a birthday in September are Merlin Clement on Sept. 2; Marilyn Richards on Sept. 3; Anna Linkey Sept. 4; Mildred Beymer Sept. 16; Twilla Lininger Sept. 19; Donnie Johnston Sept. 22; Stanley Sistrope Sept. 24; Henry Peterson Sept. 28; Mac Cross Sept. 28, and Karl Wurster Sept. 29. Staff members with a birthday in September are Ashley Brobst Sept. 7; Tiffany Wimer Sept. 7; Mary Ross Sept. 9; Donna Adams Sept. 10; Shannon Onstank Sept. 12; Jennifer Dominguez Sept. 14; Denzel Young Sept. 17, and Robyn Bickel Sept. 23. The staff and residents of Clearview Home are excited to announce that they have nished with the annual state survey and they are deciency free. Way to go, Clearview Home. Congratulations to Kathleen Freed as she is a new great-grandma. Elexis and Josh Behrens had a baby girl. Brynslei Kathleen was born August 23 at 9:38 p.m. weighing seven pounds, 13 ounces. She measured 20 inches long. Brynslei was welcomed home by big sister Bella, three. Monday it was back-to-school for some with a math and spelling bee. Residents received worksheets with 20 problems ranging from adding, subtracting and story problems. Once everyone tried it by themselves, they solved the problems as a group with a marker board. Before leaving, they spelled words associated with the Iowa State Fair. Everyone passed the class. Everyone sang to Carmeta Shields for her birthday after lunch. She shared her cupcakes with the staff. The Community Singers came to entertain. Band members were Mary J. Baker, Ronald S. Bradley, Joyce E. Ridge, Alice Ridge, Wanda Campbell, Judy Henderson, Norma Beggs, Bob Osburn, Betty Karas, Wilma Hughes, Ellen Lemke, June Irvin, Mary Ellen Spurrier, Donna Smithson (leader), Jim Hullinger and Mary Weaver. They will be back on October 7. Ruth Nickle had a surprise of several nieces arriving for her birthday a day early. She enjoyed a home-cooked meal of her choice by her daughter, Leona, in her apartment. Several guests were in attendance. Tuesday she enjoyed eating lunch with the tenants at Clearview Estates and was able to eat her favorite pie she requested, cherry. Doctor rounds were Tuesday and it is always busy. Residents helped Sommer and Kathi fry donuts and frost them. Helping were Anna Linkey, Gerata Scott and Irene Spencer. Carmene James was in to play the piano for music in the morning. Leading the singing

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August 26 - Wednesday Jim Ward of Maryville, MO enjoyed lunch with his sisters, Norma Webb and Iona Triggs. Doris Overholsers son, Ronnie Overholser of Des Moines. was a guest of his mother, Doris Overholser. The Tingley Band entertained everyone at the site Thursday. Members of the band were Evelyn Sickels, Don and Virginia Walden, Mary Jane Narrigon, Bill and Norma Webb, Pauline Murphy, Dorothy Clough, Rose James, Darlene Morgan and Peggy Skarda. They were accompanied by Carmene James on the piano, Bud Brown on the guitar and Harold Brown on the harmonica. Many took advantage of the blood pressure checks given by Sharla Norris and Carol Ann Galloway from Ringgold County Public Health. All were pleased to have Jean Howie with them Friday. This writer believes this was the rst time for Jean at the meal site and they hope she will return soon. Richard reminded everyone of the necessity of having reservations for lunch at the meal site. Those who come without reservations will be served last. If there is not enough food left for them, they will have to go eat somewhere else.

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Mount Ayr City Council


August 19, 2013 The city council met in regular session on August 19, 2013 with Mayor Solliday calling the meeting to order at 6 p.m. Roll call was taken with the following members present: Greene, Stutzman, Cannon and (Ricker/who arrived a few minutes after the roll call). Absent: Mathany. A motion was made by Cannon, seconded by Stutzman, to approve the agenda. Ayes: Greene, Stutzman and Cannon. Nays: None. Mayor Solliday asked if any corrections needed to be made in the minutes. With no corrections being made, a motion was made by Greene, seconded by Stutzman, to dispense the reading of the minutes previously presented to council members and approve them as presented. Ayes: Greene, Stutzman and Cannon. Nays: None. Andrew Collings with the Southern Iowa Council of Government was present to answer any questions in regard to the IDOT $11,050 grant the city received to develop an airport ordinance. The project cost is $13,000 with the grant portion being $11,050 and the citys share $1,950. Following consideration by the council, the following action was taken: A motion was made by Cannon, seconded by Greene, to approve the Southern Iowa Council of Governments Contract Agreement for Airport Ordinance Project between the lead consultant, SICOG and the grant recipient, the City of Mount Ayr agreeing to the terms and conditions stated. Roll call vote: Greene, Yes; Stutzman, Yes; Ricker, Yes; Cannon, Yes. On the matter of grant funds received by the Mount Ayr Fire Departments Dive Team the following action was taken: A motion was made by Cannon, seconded by Stutzman, to approve Ed Rotert as the designated authorized representative to the 2013 State Of Iowa - Homeland Security Grant Program for the City of Mount Ayr. Roll call vote: Greene, Yes; Stutzman, Yes; Ricker, Yes; Cannon, Yes. After due consideration, a motion was made by Ricker, seconded by Cannon, to adopt Resolution No. 2013-529 entitled, Resolution Authorizing And Approving A Loan And Disbursement Agreement And Providing For The Issuance And Securing The Payment Of $378,000 Water Revenue Bonds. Roll call vote: Greene, Yes; Stutzman, Yes; Ricker, Yes; Cannon, Yes. After due consideration in regard to the 2008 Housing Rehabilitation Grant Program, a motion was made by Greene, seconded by Cannon, to

approve the early release of the mortgage attached to the David and Rose Miller property upon their written request. Roll call vote: Greene, Yes; Stutzman, Yes; Ricker, Yes; Cannon, Yes. Following due consideration, a motion was made by Greene, seconded by Stutzman, to deny the request presented by Bob Shafer that the city share in the cost of cement work done in the alley near his business where his sewer had been repaired. Roll call vote: Greene, Yes; Stutzman, Yes; Ricker, Yes; Cannon, Yes. A motion was made by Cannon, seconded by Ricker, to approve the rst reading of Ordinance No. 21 entitled, An Ordinance Amending The Code Of Ordinances Of The City Of Mount Ayr, Iowa, 2007, By Amending Provisions Pertaining To Service Discontinued And Lien Exemption. Roll call vote: Greene, Yes; Stutzman, Yes; Ricker, Yes; Cannon, Yes. A motion was made by Cannon, seconded by Greene, that the statutory rule requiring said ordinance to be considered and voted on for passage at two council meetings prior to the meeting of which it is nally passed be suspended. Roll call vote: Greene, Yes; Stutzman, Yes; Ricker, Yes; Cannon, Yes. Randy Greggs petition to the City of Mount Ayr to vacate the right-of-way upon sections of Washington and Douglas Streets had been reviewed by the zoning commission at a meeting held on Monday, August 12. Superintendent Wise was in attendance at that meeting and reported the commissions recommendation to move forward with vacating the right-of-way. Written documentation of the action taken at the meeting will be presented as well. There was some discussion about the costs associated with the process and what the remuneration should be. The council took action to proceed as follows: A motion was made by Ricker, seconded by Cannon, to accept the recommendation of the zoning commission to move forward with the process to vacate the right-of-way for sections of Washington and Douglas Streets upon receipt of the zoning commissions written documentation of their formal action. Roll call vote: Greene, Yes; Stutzman, Yes; Ricker, Yes; Cannon, Yes. A motion was made by Cannon, seconded by Greene to set the date of Monday, September, 16, 2013, at 6 p.m. in the city council chambers as the time and place for public hearing on the matter to vacate right-ofway on sections of Washington and Douglas Streets. Roll call vote: Greene, Yes; Stutzman, Yes; Ricker, Yes; Cannon, Yes. Superintendent Wise Report: City crew working on potholes and cement patches with future repairs to focus on N. Taylor; spray liner applied to recently purchased pickup; KM King began construction with boring work underway; cement dog

run poured at kennel, still needing chain link fence; trees being trimmed to improve visibility, etc.; checking on cost to rent a mini excavator for future projects; pool paint to be ordered and electrical work at park scheduled, and water permit sampling locations changes with other changes pending one new booster station is completed. A motion was made by Greene, seconded by Cannon, to set the date of Thursday, September 12, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. as the time for the city-wide cleanup day. Roll call vote: Greene, Yes; Stutzman, Yes; Ricker, Yes; Cannon, Yes. The following action was taken in regard to the next city council meeting in lieu of the rst Monday being Labor Day holiday: A motion was made by Cannon, seconded by Ricker, to set Tuesday, September 3, as the date for the next meeting of the city council. Roll call vote: Greene, Yes; Stutzman, Yes; Ricker, Yes; Cannon, Yes. A motion was made by Cannon, seconded by Ricker, to approve the treasurers report. Ayes: Greene, Stutzman, Ricker and Cannon. Nays: None. A motion was made by Greene, seconded by Cannon, to pay the following bills: Ayes: Greene, Stutzman, Ricker

and Cannon. Nays: None. US Bank, federal withholding/ FICA tax, $3,611.45. Aramark, rugs, $35.87. City of Mount Ayr, deposit, $100.00. Ringgold County Supervisors, jail payment, $5,598.89. Record-News, publications, $315.64. Richard Wilson, legal fees, $934.20. Smith Oil, fuel, $1,592.71. Iowa One Call, dig notice, $38.70. Windstream, phone/Internet, $455.58. DNR, NPDES fee, $210.00. US Bank, fees, $280.81.

Schaefer Excavating, ditch work, $10,053.94. Sickels Dozing, W. Columbus project, $10,101.00. Dollar General, concessions, $324.70. Gateway Hotel, training, $210.56. Podium Ink, sign, $32.50. Quill, gauze, $9.78. Cannon Port-A-John, rent, $400.00. Mark Budach, mowing, $665.00. UnitedHealthcare, insurance, $5,805.28. Cody Jay, rst aid kits, $35.12. Ziegler, sewer jet repairs, $6,386.13. Utility Service Co., maintenance

contract, $6,111.32. Chris Eaton, deposit, $100.00. Payroll, 8/09/2013, $6,717.45. Payroll, 8/16/2013, $5,448.19. Gross Claims, $65,574.82. (By fund: General, $9,833.45; RUT, $15,902.44; employee benet, $1,315.00; LOST, $5,598.89; water, $10,852.99; sewer, $19,632.25; garbage, $2,439.80.) JULY RECEIPTS General .......................... $25,129.29 Downtown renovation....... 1,243.34 Industrial building ............. 1,667.00 Garbage (General Fund) ..146,512.12 Road Use Tax .................. 13,848.15 Employee benet ................. 728.69 Aquatic center ...................... 100.00 Emergency ........................... 114.69

LOST............................... 11,197.77 Urban Ext. TIF ....................... 13.37 CDBG housing ................ 24,815.00 EDSA grant ....................... 2,770.00 Debt service .................. 671,944.52 Streetscape ........................ 3,100.00 Water ............................... 38,193.37 Water improvements ......... 6,750.00 Sewer............................... 50,809.40 Garbage (Enterprise) ....... 23,152.91 Total = $1,022,089.62 JULY DISBURSEMENTS General .......................... $53,754.72 Garbage (General Fund) .. 109,446.49 Road Use Tax .................. 30,307.70 Employee benet .............. 6,791.31 Aquatic center ................. 12,046.00

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Public Notices
Mount Ayr City Council


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LOST................................. 5,598.89 Debt service .................. 669,052.50 Streetscape ........................... 119.15 Water ............................... 35,242.47 Water improvements ......... 6,750.00 Sewer............................... 51,414.11 Garbage (Enterprise) ......... 6,609.44 Total = $987,132.78 A motion was made by Cannon, seconded by Ricker, to adjourn. DONALD B. SOLLIDAY Mayor ATTEST: PAMELLA POORE City Clerk

School Board

Mount Ayr Community


August 19, 2013 The board of directors of the Mount Ayr Community school district met in regular session Monday, August 19, 2013. There were present: Rod Shields, P. J. West, Brandi Shay and Duane Schafer. Also present were Joe Drake, superintendent; Lynne Wallace, secondary principal; Chris Elwood, elementary principal; Janette Campbell, board secretary/business manager; Craig Winemiller; Kim Lutrick, and Darrell Dodge, Mount Ayr RecordNews. Call to Order: The meeting was called to order at 5 p.m. by president Shields. Previous Minutes: Director Shay moved that they dispense with the reading of the July 8 and July 17 minutes and approve them as printed. Seconded by director West. Motion carried 4-0, unanimously. Administrative Reports: Activity, buildings and grounds, lunch, transportation and technology reports were reviewed. Under buildings and grounds, Supt. Drake updated the board on some summer project work that has been completed: 1) Handrails have been installed on the bleachers at the football eld; 2) Leveling of the fencing around the athletic eld

will begin this week, and 3) Carpet and locks have all been installed. Lynne Wallace reviewed her principal report: 1) Professional development; 2) National Career Readiness; 3) MAP testing; 4) Seventh grade orientation, and 5) Building work summer projects. Chris Elwood reviewed his principal report: 1) Staff development; 2) Teaching assignment change Two sections of second grade and three sections of third grade; 3) Mentoring; 4) Backpack buddies; 5) Open house; 6) School Administrators of Iowa conference, and 7) Elementary building summer projects. Mr. Elwood also noted that the elementary is on the watch list for reading. While their scores have not changed, the requirements for reading skills have gone up. New Business: Appointment of board member: At the July board meeting, the board accepted the resignation of Chris Eaton as board member for district #1. The board had 30 days to appoint a replacement to ll his vacancy until the next school board election which is in September. After the election, the position will be to nish out the term previously held by Chris Eaton which would be a twoyear term. The person lling this vacancy could run again in the school election in September 2015 for a four-year term. Brandi Shay made a motion to appoint Craig Winemiller to ll the vacancy in District #1 until the next school board election in September. Director Schafer seconded the motion. Motion carried 4-0, unanimously. B. Approval of Tuckpointing quotes: Supt. Drake noted that a bid for less than $5,000 had been received from Bob Rowland of Lamoni for the tuckpointing. As per board policy 802.2, the superintendent may make minor improvements not exceeding a cost of $5,000 without board approval. It was not necessary to take action on this item. C. SICOG Adopt Resolution: Supt. Drake presented a copy of the Resolution for the Ringgold County Hazard Mitigation Plan. This plan needs to be adopted in order to be eligible to apply for FEMA grant funding. Director West made a motion to approve the resolution as presented with a second from director Shay. Motion carried 5-0, unanimously. D. Review and Update of Board Policies: Supt. Drake presented the 800 Series for board approval. There have been no changes to the 800

series since the last time the board reviewed them. Supt. Drake recommended the board approve the 800 Series as presented by IASB. Director West made a motion to approve the rst reading of the 800 Series as presented and waive the second reading with a second by director Schafer. Motion carried 5-0, unanimously. E. Personnel: Supt. Drake recommended the approval of resignations received from Tara Grose and Ashley Mercer as special education associates. Director Shay made a motion to approve the resignations with thanks for their years of service to the district. Seconded by director West. Motion carried 5-0, unanimously. F. Disposal of Obsolete Equipment: Supt. Drake presented a list of items that the district would like to sell for disposal. He shared the board policy process: 1) Take bids in a sealed envelope; 2) Run an ad for two consecutive weeks, and 3) Open the bids at the next board meeting. Director West approved the request to sell the obsolete equipment as per board policy. Motion was seconded by director Winemiller. Motion carried unanimously, 5-0. Consideration of: On motion by director West and seconded by director Shay, it was resolved: That all bills presented be allowed with the addition of check # 7168 to Midwest Ofce Technology in the amount of $28,226.85. Motion carried 5-0, unanimously. Director West made a motion to accept the secretary/treasurer nancial report as submitted. Seconded by director Winemiller. Motion carried 5-0, unanimously. Superintendents Report: Supt. Drake shared information on the approval of USDA grants for a bus and tractor mower. They have received a USDA grant for a school bus in the amount of $30,000. The district will contribute $70,500. They also received a grant for a tractor mower in which the USDA will provide for $18,600 and the district would contribute $15,235. Adjournment: With there being no further business, director Shay made a motion to adjourn. Seconded by director Schafer. Motion carried 5-0, unanimously. Tour of the Facilities: The board went on a tour of the school facilities. GENERAL FUND Access Systems, copier overage, $360.62. Access Systems, copiers lease,

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$3,410.40. Ahlers and Cooney, P.C., legal services, $43.00. Air Filter Sales & Services, maintenance supplies, $118.01. Alliant Energy, gas/electricity, $15,735.11. Apple, special education TAP supplies/equipment, $3,013.00. Bedford Community School, rst quarter shared superintendent, $30,709.25. Benchmark Education Company, elementary instruction supplies, $24,160.50. Canon Financial Services, Inc., superintendent copier - three months, $2,121.54. Cardmember Service, UPS/maintenance/vocational agriculture/business supplies, $2,335.80. CFI Sales, Inc., tires, $1,591.48. CGI Foods, maintenance supplies, $155.93. Chris Elwood, SAI meeting expense, $336.76. College Community school District, special education tuition, $2,391.53. Companion Corp., elementary Alexandria software, $499.00. Companion, high school library purchased service, $499.00. Creston News Advertiser, subscription, $79.50. Cummins Central Power, LLC, bus barn repair parts, $269.07. Dannco, protective equipment, $1,300.00. Deralds Garage, maintenance supplies/parts, $148.38. Developmental Studies Center, elementary textbooks, $20,312.24. Diagonal Community School, special education tuition, $18,092.48. Divine Waste, landll services, $585.00. East Union Community School, special education tuition, $12,196.80. Edmentum, special education supplies, $1,808.68. Everbind/Marco Book Bindery, English supplies, $944.46. Farmers Cooperative Company, maintenance supplies, $180.61. Federal Express, FedEx ground services, $191.26. Green Hills AEA, business ofce supplies, $264.20. Hensley Trailer Sales, mower repair parts, $156.54. Holiday Inn, transportation lodging, $306.60. Hy-Vee, Inc., special education/ maintenance supplies, $77.10. iBoss-Phanton Technologies, iBoss subscription renewal, $1,100.00. Iowa State University, Project

Lead the Way, $3,000.00. Iowa communications Network, network services, $8.25. Jodie Geist, TAP travel/special education Level I meal reimbursement, $41.41. Kris Quick, lodging/meals/parking reimbursement, $603.94. Lamoni Community Schools, special education tuition, $11,610.74. Maryville Typewriter Exchange, elementary principal supplies,$42.12. Meyer Laboratory, Inc., maintenance supplies, $1,623.90. Mike Chapman, professional development speaker, $450.00. Mid-Iowa School Improvement consortium, 2013-14 annual dues, $1,256.00. M & S Technologies, Sopho Software anti virus, $3,018.22. Mount Ayr Farm & Home, maintenance supplies, $270.84. Mount Ayr Record-News, subscription/advertising/board minutes/ elementary library subscription, $390.56. NAPA Auto Parts, maintenance/ vocational mechanics supplies, $335.98. Podium Ink, bathroom logo/ maintenance logo Raiders, $100.00. Premier A & B Services, bus barn tools/supplies, $350.75. Red Oak Welding Supplies, Inc., industrial arts cylinder rent, $20.40. Rieman Music, band equipment, $26.31. Roberts Auto, Inc., vehicle repair, $1,105.00. Rotert Plumbing & Electric, plumbing/electrical repairs, $1,280.65. SAI, high school principal travel/ SAI membership, $857.00. Shopko, special education supplies, $39.99. Southwest Builders, industrial arts/maintenance supplies, $2,640.92. TC Networks, Inc., network management agreements, $6,801.60. Teaching Strategies, Inc., Little Raider supplies, $303.05. Thomas Bus Sales of Iowa, Inc., bus barn repair parts, $719.00. City of Mount Ayr, water/sewage, $2,153.00. Van Maanen, Siestra & Meyer, P.C., CAR assistance/pre-audit, $198.00. Wileys Pest Control, pest control services, $200.00. Zimco Supply Company, ground maintenance supplies, $152.50. B. M. Sales, papers, $136.00. Chat Mobility, cell phone service, $18.35. Iowa Communications Network,

network services, $2.75. Meyer Laboratory, Inc., maintenance supplies, $982.00. Phantom Technologies, subscription rewall, $1,020.00. Sams Club/GECRB, special education Level III supplies, $176.69. Wileys Pest Control, pest control, $400.00. Fund total - $187,829.77 MANAGEMENT FUND SU Insurance Company, equipment insurance, $17,322.25. Mercer, retirees health insurance, $1,120.92. Fund total - $18,443.17 CAPITAL PROJECTS Control Management, Inc., IP address labor, $2,186.00. Dannco, backboard, $3,998.00. Denys Parking Lot Striping, striping parking lots, $1,700.00. Larsen Concrete, parking lot materials/labor, concrete removal, $6,832.50. Off Springs, carpet, $4,808.20. Rotert Plumbing & Electric, middle school sewer line, $4,494.01. Ryan Still Flooring Installation, carpet installation, $8,482.00. Iowa Department Natural Resources, storm water elementary permit, $175.00. Riser Incorporated, high school repair work on bleachers, $400.00. Fund total - $35,811.50 LUNCH FUND CGI Foods, food, $364.82. Fund total - $364.82 FLEX SPENDING ACCOUNT Advantage Administrators, administrative fee, $1,424.40. Fund total - $1,424.40 ACTIVITY FUND Arnie Qualseth, baseball umpire vs. East Union, $95.00. Jim Smith, softball umpire vs. East Union, $95.00. Kent Bass, baseball umpire vs.

East Union, $95.00. Larry Tepley, softball umpire vs. East Union, $95.00. Ellen Palmer, shirt refund, $12.00. Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union, 2013-14 high school/middle school membership fees, $100.00. Jim Smith, softball umpire vs. Central Decatur, $95.00. Kent Bass, baseball umpire vs. Central Decatur, $95.00. Larry McNutt, softball umpire vs. Central Decatur, $95.00. Tom Strade Photography, memory mate/composite, $1,254.35. David Bass, baseball umpire vs. Central Decatur, $95.00. Delwyn Showalter, supplies reimbursement, $45.05. Great Western Bank, ISF fees, $114.00. Jim Smith, baseball umpire vs. Lamoni, $95.00. Kim Curry, receipt book reimbursement, $12.21. Larry Tepley, baseball umpire vs. Lamoni, $95.00. Iowa Football Coaches Association, football clinic fees, $120.00. Fund total - $2,607.61

Ringgold County Supervisors


August 19, 2013 The Ringgold County Board of Supervisors met in regular session Monday, August 19, 2013. The meeting was called to order at 9 a.m. with the following members present: Dave Inloes, Royce Dredge and Kraig _________________________________
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The Clearfield Community School District Election will be held on Tuesday, September 10, 2013. The polls will be open from twelve (12:00) oclock noon until eight (8:00) p.m. on said day. All registered voters who are residents of the Clearfield Community School District will vote at the Clearfield City Hall. All voters not pre-registered will need to show ID with current address at polls. Notice Curbside Voting. Any voter who is physically unable to enter a polling place has the right to vote in the voters vehicle. Please contact the Taylor County Auditors Office at 712-523-2280 or auditor@frontiernet.net for more details. All eligible voters of the Clearfield Community School will vote on the following Board Directors, Public Measure A, Area XIV Southwestern Community College Director, District 7 and Public Measure D.


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Church Notes
Mount Ayr Larger Parish United Methodist Churches Pastor Skip Rushing Redding 9:00 a.m., Worship. 10:00 a.m., Sunday School. Middle Fork 9:00 a.m., Sunday School, all ages. 10:00 a.m., Worship. Mount Ayr 10:30 - 11:00 a.m., Refreshments and Fellowship. 11:00 a.m., Worship. St. Josephs Catholic Church 100 N. Polk, Mount Ayr Fr. Dave Polich, Pastor Saturdays, mass at 5:30 p.m. St. Patricks Catholic Church Grand River FR. David Polich, Pastor Sunday mass, 8:00 a.m. United Church of Diagonal Pastor Ed Shields 9:00 a.m., Sunday school. 10:00 a.m., Church. Beginning September 8 they will meet at the north gym of the Diagonal high school. Tingley First Christian Church Al Rusk, Pastor 10:00 a.m., Church school. Margaret Hull, Superintendent. 11:00 a.m., Worship. First Lutheran Church Mount Ayr - LCMS Vacancy Pastor: Rev. Jonathan Watt Sunday, September 1: 8:00 a.m., Worship with holy communion. Free Methodist Church Charles Weiman, Pastor 10:00 a.m., Sunday school. 11:00 a.m., Worship service. 7:00 p.m., Evening worship. Wednesday, Family Night Prayer meeting; F.M.Y., C.L.C., 7 p.m. Kellerton Assembly of God Church Pastor Barton Shields 9:30 a.m., Sunday School. 10:30 a.m., Worship service. 6:00 p.m., Sunday evening worship. Wednesday, 7:00 p.m., Adult Bible study. Blockton Christian Church Scott Marcum, Pastor 9:30 a.m., Bible School. 10:45 a.m., Worship. Second and fourth Sundays of each month, Youth Groups. First Wednesday of each month, Church Night. Tent Chapel Church of Christ Richard Reinhardt, Minister (3 miles south of Blockton, Iowa) Bible study, 10:00 a.m. Morning worship, 11:00 a.m. Watch In Search of the Lords Way - 7 a.m., Sunday on Ch. 17; KDSM Dish 259, 6:30 a.m. or Direct TV 364, 6:30 a.m. Sundays, 6:30 p.m., evening services. Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m., Bible study. Regular Baptist Church Mount Ayr 464-3293 (Church) Pastor Seth Denney 9:45 a.m., Sunday School. 11:00 a.m., Morning worship service. Nursery available. 6:30 p.m., Evening service. Wednesday, 6:30-8 p.m., AWANA; 7 p.m., Midweek Bible study and prayer. 7 p.m., Youth service. Hickory Grove Advent Christian Church Sherry Wiley, supply pastor 11:00 a.m., Worship service. Mount Ayr Assembly of God Pastor Doug Rohrer (515-783-7712) See our facebook page 8:15 - 8:45 a.m., Prayer 9:00 a.m., Sunday school for all ages. 10:00 a.m., Fellowship. 10:30 a.m., Worship service. Nursery available. Childrens church. 5:00 p.m. Men of Valor First Saturday each month, 8 - 11 a.m., Open Closet. Thursdays: Revolution Youth - Summer Break. Wednesdays: Kids Club - Summer break. Kellerton United Methodist Church Rev. Robin Thomas, Pastor 9:30 a.m., Sunday School 10:30 a.m., Worship. Beaconseld United Methodist Church Rev. Robin Thomas, Pastor Sunday, 9:00 a.m., Morning Worship. No Sunday School. United Baptist-Presbyterian Church 2343 State Highway 169 Mount Ayr Michael Maddy, Pastor (641-464-2127) www.ubpchurch.com Sunday, September 1: 9:00 a.m., Sunday school. 10:00 a.m., Church service. Greeter, Dean Blades; Call to worship, Deb Larson; Musician, Fay Howie; Drums, Lew Knapp; Children Sermon, Judy Cunning; Nursery, Pat Meester; Message, Pastor Mike Maddy; Snacks, Fay Howie. Lunch (beefburgers, chips and dessert) following church service. All are invited to attend and learn about Peacemaker Study. Monday, September 2: 5:00 p.m., Stretch exercises Tuesday, September 3: 7:00 a.m, Mens breakfast - UBP Church. Wednesday, September 4: 5:00 p.m., Stretch class-UBP Church No choir practice during summer. 7:00 p.m., Bible study at Maple Ridge. Sunday, September 8: Sunday school round-up followed by picnic and games at Judge Lewis Park. All welcome. Platte Center Presbyterian Church Delores Dench, Pastor 9:15 a.m., Sunday school. 10:00 a.m., Fellowship. 10:30 a.m., Worship. First Christian Church Reverend Chris Conklin Sunday, September 1: 9:00 a.m., Sunday school. 10:00 a.m., Church. Wednesday, September 4: 9:30 a.m., CWF. Thursday Prayer group at 9:30 a.m. Bank of Christ Outreach and Hope Center 2nd & Ringgold, Kellerton Saturday, July 27: 6:00 p.m., Praise and worship service with cookout following. Sunday, July 28: 5:00 p.m., Sunday school in church basement. NO 11 a.m. service. Wishard Chapel Community Church Pastor Bill Armstrong 9:30 a.m., Sunday school. 10:30 a.m., Worship. Women of Wishard (WOW): Every rst Wednesday at 7 p.m. Ellston United Methodist Church Rev. Robin Thomas, Pastor 9:00 a.m., Church services. 10:00 a.m., Sunday school and Bible study. United Methodist Women: Every second Monday at 1:30 p.m. United Methodist Men: First/third Saturdays at 7:30 a.m. Youth Group: First/third Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. Second Sunday - potluck; fourth Sunday - fellowship time. Website: ellstonumc.org Tingley United Methodist Church Rev. Robin Thomas, Pastor 9:30 a.m., Sunday school. 10:30 a.m., Worship. United Methodist Women: Every Third Wednesday. Youth Group: Second and Fourth Sundays, 5 p.m., at Ellston. The Lighthouse Christian Center Non-Denominational Fellowship Doug Greene, Pastor (west 2 miles on Hwy. 2) 9:45 a.m., Sunday school. 10:30 a.m., Worship. 5:30 p.m., Mens room/womens room. 6:00 p.m., Evening worship. Mondays, 5 p.m., Thin Within Support Group; 5:30 p.m., Prayer meeting. 7 p.m., Sowing in Tears Support Group. Wednesdays, 6 - 8 p.m., Crew Kids Club. More information available online at lighthouseonline.org. Area Bible Fellowship Church 204 North Van Buren, Cleareld Pastor Ron Christian Associate Pastor Keith Lorenz 641-336-2409 10:00 a.m., Worship service. 11:15 a.m., Sunday school. Wednesday AWANA, 6:30 p.m. Website: www.areabiblefellowship.org Trinity Christian Church Terry Roberts, Minister 446-8654 (Hwy. 2 West, Decatur) 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., Sunday morning worship services. 9:30 a.m., Sunday School, all ages. Wednesday: 7 p.m., Youth/Small group Bible study. Nursery available. The Community of Christ Tony and Sandy Crandell, Co-pastors Sunday, September 1: 9:50 a.m., Sunday school. 11:00 a.m., Worship service with Tony Crandell speaking. Mount Ayr Restoration Branch Sherman Phipps, Presiding Elder Alan Smith, Assistant Sunday, September 1: 9:45 a.m., Family Worship. 10:00 a.m., Classes. 11:00 a.m., Worship. 6:00 p.m., Family fellowship. Wednesday, September 4: 7:00 p.m., Prayer service.

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Allen Elliott ALLEN KEITH ELLIOTT Allen Keith Elliott, the only child of Allen and Laura Parker Elliott, was born January 15, 1931 in rural Lamoni, Iowa and died August 19, 2013 in Des Moines, Iowa. Keith attended school at Togo, Evergreen, Happy Hollow and Black country schools until the ninth grade when he attended Lamoni high school, graduating in 1949. His dad would occasionally take him to country school on horseback, but when his dad left, Keith would leave school and walk back home sometimes beating his dad back to the farm. When he was a youngster, he looked out the window of the house and just started crying inconsolably. His mom came to see what major catastrophe was unfolding and asked Keith what was wrong. He pointed to the half moon replying, Someone cut the moon in half. When growing up at home, Keith was active in 4-H and enjoyed showing shorthorn cattle at the local fairs and at the Iowa State Fair. On May 29, 1949 Keith married Charlotte Kaestner. To this union four children were born, Roger, Joyce, Marcia and Anita. Keith and Charlotte were longtime members of church. They lived on the farm their whole married life until 1998, when they sold the home farm and moved to town. They kept two farms and the livestock, which they later sold to a grandson and a daughter. Keith worked at the Farmers Coop, Lamoni high school and Lamoni Livestock. He was very active in 4-H, rst as a member and then as a 4-H leader. He was on the 4-H council, coop lumber board and the Lamoni high school alumni committee. Keith was so very proud of his work and accomplishments in the Big Creek Watershed in Ringgold and Decatur counties for over 40 years. He served as district commissioner and assistant commissioner in Ringgold county. Keith was preceded in death by his parents; father and mother-inlaw; two brothers-in-law, and three great-grandchildren. Survivors include Charlotte, his wife of 64 years; children, Roger and wife Beth Elliott, Joyce and husband Cleo Shields, Marcia and husband Malcolm Ogier and Anita and husband Julian Toney, all of Lamoni, Iowa; 15 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were Friday, August 23, 2013, at Trinity Christian Church in Decatur county, Iowa with Rev. Terry Roberts ofciating. Burial was at Rose Hill

Katherine Werner KATHERINE FAY WERNER Katherine Fay Werner, 73, of Osceola, formerly of Lamoni, Iowa, died Monday, August 19, 2013, at Clarke County Hospital, Osceola, Iowa. Funeral services were Friday, August 23, 2013, followed by a luncheon at Pearson Family Funeral Service, 809 W. Montgomery Street, Creston. Pastor Karen Norton, River Of Life Assembly Of God, Creston, ofciated. Interment was at the Oakland Cemetery in Shannon City, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society. On-line condolences may be left at www. pearsonfuneralhomes.com. Katherine Fay Werner, the daughter of Harold James and Daisy Bernice (Miller) Bennett, was born on July 9, 1940 in Dexter, Iowa. Katherine graduated from Arispe high school with the class of 1958. On August 17, 1958, she married Fred Werner at the Arispe Methodist Church and recently celebrated their 55th anniversary. Katherine lived near Tingley for 15 years. In 1973 Katherine and Fred moved to a farm west of Lamoni and lived there for 40 years. Last year they moved to the Osceola area. Katherine was a homemaker and farm wife and worked beside her husband on the farm. She and Fred raised two of their grandchildren for about 10 years. Katherine loved her owers and tending to her vegetable garden. She was a great cook and loved preparing food for her family. Katherine was never idle. Katherine was a 4-H leader for many years and served on the 4-H County Council for eight years. Katherine also served as a Girl Scout leader. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Mount Ayr and was a life member of the Arispe Methodist Church. Left to cherish Katherines memory are her husband, Fred Werner of Osceola, Iowa; her daughter, Colleen (Bruce) Peterson of Earlham, Iowa; her son, Barry Werner of Prescott, Iowa; her three grandchildren, Annette (Richard) Kaster of Macksburg, Iowa, Jerry (Linda) Werner of Creston, Iowa and Katherine Peterson of Earlham, Iowa; her sister, Helen Case and signicant other, Wayne Gridley of Kent, Iowa; her sister-inlaw, Berva Bennett of Salem, Oregon, and many nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceding Katherine in death were her parents; her brother, Robert Bennett; her sister, Romona Shrader; her brother-in-law, Dean Shrader, and her great-grandson, Easton Werner. We can laminate it for you at the Record-News!

Brad West BRADLEY MARION WEST Bradley Marion West was born in Leon, Iowa on September, 20, 1979 to Sandi Jo (Smith) West and Marion Everett West. Brad has always enjoyed farming and as a child played tractors and loved anything John Deere. He loved the snow and playing outside. At the age of ve, Brads mother Sandi married Richard Mandell and he, along with his brother Mathew, gained two new siblings, Catherine and Mark Mandell. They moved from the century family farm in Lamoni to Pilot Grove, Missouri and then later to Plattsburg, Missouri, where Brad graduated from high school. During their school years Brad and Mathew spent their summers on the family farm with their grandparents, Ron and Lois Smith, where they made many great-childhood memories. After high school graduation, Brad moved back to the family farm and began to fulll his lifelong dream of farming and starting his own business. Brad had so many wonderful mentors in his business endeavors and was so thankful for all they taught him. Within the past few years Brad expanded a row crop and cow calf operation into his dozing operation. Brad has many great friends and made lasting and lifelong relationships. A statement they have heard many times is that Brad never had an enemy. He loved and was loved by many. Brad loved shopping for new toys and recently added a Harley Davidson motorcycle into his collection. Just a few weeks ago Brad took a road trip on the bike, with friends, to Sturgis 2013. Brad was in the process of building a new home in Kellerton. Of all of Brads loves, he cherished the time he had with his two nieces, Olivia and Sophia. Brad passed away on August 22, 2013 at the family farm at the age of 33. He was preceded in death by his father, Marion West; grandparents, Gerold and Eula West, Ronald Smith and Sally Mandell, and uncles, Samuel and Wendell West. Those left to cherish Brads memory include his parents, Sandi and Richard Mandell of Plattsburg, Missouri; his siblings, Mathew West and wife P.J. of Kellerton,

Iowa, Catherine Meisenheimer of Boonville, Missouri and Mark Mandell and wife Pam of Saint Louis, Missouri; nieces, Olivia Claire and Sophia Isabella West; grandparents, Lois Smith of Lamoni, Iowa and William Mandell of Pennsylvania; uncles, Rod Smith and wife Connie of Kellerton, Iowa and Wayne West and wife Ida of Osceola, Iowa; aunt, Colleen West of Osceola, Iowa, and many good and dear friends. A celebration of life for Bradley Marion West was held at WatsonArmstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr, Iowa on Sunday, August 25, 2013. Eulogy, memories, scripture and message were given by Bill Armstrong and Pastor Barton Shields. Musical selections included And On The Eighth Day and Hallelujah. A memorial fund was established in his name to be decided later.

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Kraig Pennington. A motion was made by Kraig Pennington and seconded by Royce Dredge to approve the agenda. AYES: Unanimous. NAYS: None. A motion was made by Royce Dredge and seconded by Kraig Pennington to approve the previous minutes. AYES: Unanimous. NAYS: None. Cathy Kilgore, Lyle Minnick and Shirley Wallace met with the board to provide veterans affairs updates. Kilgore presented a quarterly report for the department. Kilgore reported that Jim Hullinger has resigned from the Veterans Affairs Commission. Kilgore would like to see a younger veteran join the commission. The commission has decided to pass on attending the training that is held in Des Moines this fall and attend the state accredited school in the spring instead. Kilgore also requested clarication on the accrual process and where the scal year 2014 state fund account stands. At 10:15 a.m. Kraig Pennington moved to go into closed session per Iowa Code 21.5(1)(c) and seconded by Royce Dredge. Motion Carried. At 10:57 a.m. Dredge moved to exit closed session and seconded by Pennington. Motion Carried. Engineer Zach Gunsolley, Rod Shields and Ziegler representatives Scott Lawson and Rob Hoffman met with the board to provide additional information on motor graters; new versus a rebuilt machine. The discussion of the general relief position and the approval of appointment of township trustees and clerks will be tabled until next week. Wendy Greenman with Iowa Works met with the board to discuss a Skilled Iowa Community program.
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to the Lamoni First Responders and the ER staff at the Decatur County Hospital and to each and every one of you who sent cards, flowers, food and prayers. We are so appreciative for all your kind words and the many acts of kindness shown to our family at the loss of our husband, dad, granddad and great-granddad, Keith Elliott.


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Charlotte Elliott Roger and Beth Elliott and Family Joyce and Cleo Shields and Family Marcia and Malcolm Ogier and Family Anita and Julian Toney and Family

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GENERAL SURGERY William Stanley, DO Thursday, September 5 Wednesday, September 11 Thursday, September 12 IOWA ORTHOPAEDIC Timothy Kenney, MD Tuesday, September 3 UROLOGY Brian Gallagher, MD Tuesday, September 10 DERMATOLOGY Anne Nelson, PA-C Tuesday, September 17 GENERAL SURGERY Dane Johnson, DO Wednesday, September 4 Friday, September 13 Wednesday, September 18 ENTOMOLOGY Jennifer Hill, ARNP and Audiology Tuesday, September 10 Tuesday, September 24 CAPITAL ORTHOPAEDICS FOOT AND ANKLE Jill Frerichs, DPM Tuesday, September 24

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Words cannot express the gratitude and appreciation we feel after our retirement auction. Without the many hours of hard work and sacrifice by our wonderful friends, we would never have been able to have an auction. To everyone who worked to make the day possible and to all the buyers, we thank you.


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Qualified applicants must be 62 years of age or older, handicap/disabled regardless of age. For video tours and additional information, visit: www.national-management.com For an application or more information, contact: Elsie Morris, Project Manager Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Ph. 641-342-2718 Fax: 641-342-2314 This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

PULMONARY CLINIC Daniel Barth, DO Thursday, September 12 ONCOLOGY/HEMATOLOGY Robert Shreck, MD Wednesday, September 11 Wednesday, September 18 CARDIOLOGY IOWA HEART CENTER Joel From, MD Monday, September 9 IOWA HEART CENTER Joel From, MD and Iowa Heart Device Clinic Monday, September 23

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This full-time position is responsible for the daily care, health, and maintenance of all animals at the worksite. Each technician is a vital member of a team of 10-12 people all dedicated to providing excellent animal care. This entry level opportunity provides hands-on experience in many of the following areas: animal movements, breeding and gestation, farrowing, recordkeeping and farm maintenance. The ideal candidate will have a desire to work with pigs, a willingness to learn, a high level of dependability and a solid work history. This position offers: All necessary training and certifications Base salary starting at $23,000 with potential for quarterly bonuses Eligibility to apply for the Manager In Training program after six months employment Full benefits: health, dental, vision, 401(k), Flex spending Paid holidays, sick days and vacation Adventureland and Iowa State Fair Family Days Get hired and refer a friend we have a $1,560 Employee Referral Bonus!

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Full-time nurse aide evening shift and part-time RN positions available. Apply in person. New wage and benefit package including employer contributions for retirement, IRA and health insurance, employer paid life insurance, holiday pay, vacation and more. Equal opportunity employer.

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in Lenox, Iowa is looking for motivated, highly-organized individual to join their maintenance team as an Administrative Specialist.

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Iowa Select Farms is an equal opportunity employer.

A home away from home providing quality care for our residents for over 51 years.


We are now hiring part-time student concession stand workers


3 to 10 hours per week

Duties and requirements include: Great customer service skills Cash handling and math skills Running and cleaning concession equipment Restocking food items and paper products Cleaning of theater after movies Applications may be picked up at the Princess Theater. Applicaton deadline is Sunday, September 8, 2013.
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Candidates should have an Associates Degree in Business or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Candidates must also have experience working in a professional business environment, strict attention to detail, be able to prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced setting and have the ability to interact within all levels of the organization. Microsoft Office experience required, including Excel. This position offers and excellent compensation and benefit package. Please submit your resume to the following address or fax number by Friday, August 30, 2013. Michael Foods Egg Products Company ATTN: Human Resources 1009 South Brooks Lenox, IA 50851 Fax: 641-333-4800 Phone: 641-333-4700 EOE

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Do your hips and knees ache by the end of the day? Is it progressively getting worse or keeping you from the fun you used to have? Get ahead of the pain before it gets ahead of you. See your family doctor today or call 641-464-4409 to schedule a consult with our orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Homedan, to learn about your options. Dont lose one more day to aches and pains.

NEPHROLOGY CLINIC Hermien Creger, A.R.N.P. Patrick Chua, M.D.

` Wednesday, September 25 Monday, September 30

Department of Ringgold County Hospital Wednesday, September 11 Wednesday, September 18 Wednesday, September 25

Opportunity Available At


Interviews being conducted from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Michael Foods, Inc. in Lenox, Iowa, has immediate opportunities for employment on 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Shifts. Michael Foods is a diversified food processor and distributor with businesses in egg products, refrigerated grocery products and refrigerated potato products. Previous experience in food manufacturing is not required. We will train people with a solid work history! For further information Contact Human Resources at (641) 333-4700 or come to the plant (1009 S. Brooks St.) to apply Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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EAR, NOSE & THROAT CLINIC Phillip Linquist, D.O.

Wednesday, Sepember 18

Jean Schmitt, A.R.N.P.

Wednesday, September 11 Wednesday, September 25



An opportunity exists at Decatur County Hospital for a: This is a full-time position that is responsible for the planning, organization, supervision of the Lab Department. Position requires BS in Medical Technology or comparable combination of education and experience. ASCP or equivalent certification required. The successful candidate must possess a positive mental attitude and excellent interpersonal skills. Previous management experience preferred. Full-time benefits include health and dental insurance, life, vision, short-term disability, IPERS, credit union and Paid Time Off. If you feel like this is the job for you, please submit your resume to: Decatur County Hospital Human Resource Department 1405 NW Church Leon, Iowa 50144 jbsmith@d-c-h.org Post-offer pre-employment drug screening and DCI checks are required. EOE

Lab Director

Wednesday, September 4 Thurs., Aug. 29; Thurs., Sept. 5 Mon., Sept. 9; Thurs., Sept. 12 Mon., Sept. 16; Thurs., Sept. 19 ORTHOPEDIC CLINIC Shehada Homedan, M.D. Mon., Sept. 30 Tuesday, September 3 Tuesday, September 10 VASCULAR CLINIC Tuesday, September 17 Alan R. Koslow, M.D. Tuesday, September 24 Tuesday, September 3 Tuesday, September 17 SKIN CARE CLINIC For an appointment, please call Anne Nelson, PA-C 515-284-1976. Wednesday, September 18


Tuesday, September 24


Thursday, September 12 Thursday, September 26 For an appointment, please call 1-800-233-4327

Outpatient Clinic Department - Phone 641-464-4409

Rules for acceptance and participation in the clinics are the same for everyone without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, handicap, creed, religion or political affiliation.



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Ringgold county is in the running to become the second county in the state to become a skilled community. Greenman reviewed how to obtain this goal and how benecial it would be to the citizens of the community and the county as a whole. On September 4 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Iowa Works will hold a National Career Readiness screening at the high school. RESOLUTION RC13139 WHEREAS, the Ringgold County Board of Supervisors hereby approves to settle the DHS claim through Iowa Medicaid Enterprise (IME) as listed in the August 9, 2013 letter from IME and direct public health director Becky Fletchall and RCSS director Cathy McGahuey to research payment options. THEREFORE, a motion was made by Kraig Pennington and seconded by Royce Dredge stating such. The vote on the resolution: AYES: Unanimous. NAYS: None. ATTEST: Amanda Waske, auditor. Passed and approved August 19, 2013 RESOLUTION RC13140 WHEREAS, the Ringgold County Board of Supervisors hereby approves the suggested changes to the employee handbook, with the exception of the tobacco use section, as provided by Jack Reed of Iowa Negotiation & Consulting Services, LLC. THEREFORE, a motion was made by Royce Dredge and seconded by Kraig Pennington stating such. The vote on the resolution: AYES: Unanimous. NAYS: None. ATTEST: Amanda Waske, auditor. Passed and approved August 19, 2013. RESOLUTION RC13141 WHEREAS, the Ringgold County Board of Supervisors hereby approves chairman Dave Inloes to sign the commitment document from Iowa Works stating the county will recognize the Skilled Iowa Community Program. THEREFORE, a motion was made by Royce Dredge and seconded by Kraig Pennington stating such. The vote on the resolution: AYES: Unanimous. NAYS: None. ATTEST: Amanda Waske, auditor. Passed and approved August 19, 2013. RESOLUTION RC13142 WHEREAS, the Ringgold County Board of Supervisors hereby approves claims that will be paid on Wednesday, August 21, 2013. Ability network, Inc., public health Medicare connect fee, $49.99. Alliant Energy, conservation utility, $75.98. American Concrete Products, conservation aggregate, $186.91. Bankers Leasing Company, public health copier lease payment/overage charge, $217.69. Brand, James, veterans affairs transportation to VA, $92.00. Cannon Port-a-John Rentals, conservation sanitation, $75.00.

Cannon, Gregg, RCSS lawn mowing, $220.00. Carpenter Uniform Co., sheriff uniforms, $88.11. CFI Sales, Inc., tires, $6,755.84. Champ Software, Inc., public health immunization billing grant program, $21,663.00. Clear Channel Outdoor, bridge ads, $500.00. Clearview Homes, sheriff inmate meals, $4,503.20. CNH Capital/Vetter, parts, $1,627.52. Culligan, courthouse water, $17.25. Diagonal Progress, storm water notice, $1,100.41. Divine Waste, Inc., conservation sanitation, $270.00. Dollar General, RCSS custodial, $191.15. Department of Administrative Service, attorney telephones/telegraph, $31.14. EDM Mfg., Inc., courthouse hand rail repair, $248.38. Emergency management Fund, EMA FY2014 county contribution, $30,000.00 Farm & Home Publishers, auditor plat books, $1,024.00. Farm Plan/NAPA, parts, $232.64. Ford, Larry, veterans affairs commission meeting/travel, $46.40. Fort Dodge Asphalt Co., Inc., slurry seal, $148,220.00. Gillund Enterprises, grease, $325.50. Hilton Garden Inn West Des Moines, auditor seat training lodging, $254.66. Hullinger, James, veterans affairs commission meeting, $35.00. Hy-Vee Accounts Receivable, conservation env. ed./conservation board, $351.55. ICEOO Treasurer, Kathy Lundergard, ICEOO meeting, $175.00. Iowa Department of Natural Resources, stormwater permit, $700.00. Iowa Division of Labor Service, courthouse boiler inspection, $50.00. Iowa Law Enforcement Academy, sheriff rie instructor school, $175.00. Iowa Prison Industries, conservation signage, $18.90. John Deere Financial, conservation oil change/lter, $71.21. Kelly Tire & Exhaust, tires, $757.38. Kilgore, Cathy, veterans affairs ofce supplies/printing, $172.25. Lawson Products, Inc., parts, $833.67. Lucky Lane, RCSS recreation, $132.00. Medline Industries, public health nursing supplies, $206.24. Metal Culverts, pipe, $23,210.60. Meyer Laboratory, Inc., courthouse custodian supplies, $96.50. Mid-Iowa Sales Co., parts, $341.16. Minnick, Lyle, veterans affairs commission meeting/travel, $48.80. Montgomery County Auditor, auditor fall school mileage/parking, $46.80. Mount Ayr Farm & Home, Inc., tools, $110.03. Mount Ayr Post Ofce, public health postage, $46.00. MTE Ofce Center, ofce supplies, $132.51. Munyon Plumbing & Heating, courthouse air conditioner repair, $2,693.32. OfceMax Contract, Inc., assessor stationery/forms/ofce, $98.82.

Pioneer Products, Inc., weed spray, $2,172.00. Podium Ink, conservation maintenance, $587.25. Princess Theater, conservation public outreach, $100.00. Quill Corporation, public health ofce supplies, $73.49. Rinehart, Tanner, yard mowing, $380.00. Ringgold County Engineer, conservation trail signs/posts, $400.00. Ringgold County Hospital, sheriff inmate medical, $191.00. RK Fuels, Inc., gas, $26,439.37. Schildberg Construction, rock, $28,439.25. Secretary of State, auditor iVoters maintenance fee, $431.33. Service Techs, Inc., conservation parts, $32.39. Shirley & Daves Computers, EMA cartridges, $90.50. Shopko, RCSS recreation, $71.65. Sickels Automotive, conservation oil change, $45.85. Smith Oil Co., conservation fuel/ env. ed., $881.26. Southern Iowa Rural Water Association, Beaconseld water, $85.00. Southwest Builder Supply, miscellaneous supplies, $422.52. Southwest Iowa Rural Electric, conservation unit repair, $335.97. Stephens Tire and Oil, conservation tire repair, $25.00. TL Tools, tools, $73.82. Truemap Corp., assessor data processing services, $112.50. Union County Engineer Ofce, one-half of culvert replacement, $5,856.34. United Truck & Body Co., outside labor, $220.00. Upper Limits Teen Center, public health August/September 2013 rent, $900.00. US Cellular, public health PAT case management/wireless modems, $103.40. Wallace, Shirley, veterans affairs commission meeting/travel, $42.36. Windstream, assessor telephone/ telegraph services, $1,415.87. Windstream Communications, Inc., public health phone maintenance contract, $45.83. Ziegler, parts, $1,136.31. Grand total = $319,629.77 FUNDS TOTAL RECAP General Basic ................. $39,096.85 General Supplemental ...... 30,685.99 Secondary Road ............. 248,475.73 Case Management ................. 938.43 Emergency Management....... 163.37 Assessor ................................ 269.40 Grand Total = $319,629.77 THEREFORE, a motion was made by Royce Dredge and seconded by Kraig Pennington stating such. The vote on the resolution: AYES: Unanimous. NAYS: None. ATTEST: Amanda Waske, auditor. Passed and approved August 19, 2013. There was no further business. A motion was made by Kraig Pennington and seconded by Royce Dredge to adjourn the meeting at 4:30 p.m. DAVID INLOES Chairman ATTEST: AMANDA WASKE Ringgold County Auditor

Public Notices
IN THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT FOR RINGGOLD COUNTY NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT OF ADMINISTRATOR AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS Probate No. ESPR208736 IN THE ESTATE OF BRADLEY MARION WEST, Deceased. To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Bradley Marion West, Deceased, who died on or about August 22, 2013: You are hereby notied that on the 26th day of August, 2013, the undersigned was appointed administrator of the estate. Notice is hereby given that all persons indebted to the estate are requested to make immediate payment to the undersigned, and creditors having claims against the estate shall le them with the clerk of the above named district court, as provided by law, duly authenticated, for allowance, and unless so led by the later to occur of four months from the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of the mailing of this notice (unless otherwise allowed or paid) a claim is thereafter forever barred. Dated this 26th day of August, 2013. Mathew E. West Administrator of Estate 3200 State Highway 2 Kellerton, IA 50133 James L. Pedersen, P.C. ICIS PIN Number: AT0006167 Attorney for the Administrator James L. Pedersen, P.C. 201 E. Monroe Street Mount Ayr, IA 50854 Date of second publication, 5th day of September, 2013. 26-2t Notice to Bidders Iowa Department of Natural Resources Sealed bids will be received by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Engineering Bureau, at the Wallace State Ofce Building, 502 East 9th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319-0034 until 11 a.m., September 19, 2013, for the public improvement projects listed below, at which time they will be opened publicly. No bids shall be accepted by FAX. After the bid opening, information concerning bid results may be obtained by visiting the Departments website at www.iowadnr.gov. Note: The United States Postal Service (USPS) does not deliver mail or packages directly to the address provided above but rather to the Capitol Complex Mail Room. Extra time should be allotted for proposals sent by the USPS. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources shall not consider bids if they are not received by the Department of Natural Resources, either at its mail room or at its Fourth Floor Reception Desk, by the time and date described in this Notice to Bidders, regardless of whether the bid was mailed prior to that time and date or whether the bid was received at the Capitol Complex Mail Room or other state government loca-

tion prior to that time and date. Project documents, including drawings, specications, proposal forms and addenda items for the project are available at Beeline and Blue, at 2507 Ingersoll Ave., Des Moines, IA 50312. Please visit www. beelineandblue.com or contact (515) 244-1611 for more information. Alternatively, Bid Documents can be viewed or printed online at https:// programs.iowadnr.gov/engreal/proje ctlist.asp The Department shall comply with all public improvement procurement laws, as outlined in the plans and specications and including but not limited to: Iowa Code chapter 26 related to public construction bidding; Iowa Code chapter 73 related to preferences; Iowa Code chapter 573 related to labor and materials on public improvements; rules promulgated by the Department of Administrative Services General Services Enterprise as they may apply; rules promulgated by the Department of Natural Resources and the Natural Resources Commission, as they may apply, and any federal statutes, rules and/or executive orders that may be associated depending on funding sources. Bidders shall comply with these laws to be considered and are encouraged to be familiar with public improvement procurement requirements and the bidding documents before submitting a bid. Each bidder shall accompany the bid with a bid security as dened in Iowa code section 26.8. The bid security must be in an amount set forth in the bidding documents and made payable to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Failure to execute a contract for the proposed work and le an acceptable Performance Bond in an amount equal to 100 percent of the contract price and a certicate of liability insurance within thirty (30) days of the date of the award of the contract will be just and sufcient

cause for the rescinding of the award and the forfeiture of the bid security. RINGGOLD COUNTY -PROJECT NO. 13-04-80-01 MOUNT AYR FISH HATCHERY FISH POND RE-GRADING PROPOSAL GUARANTEE: $7,000.00

Deputy reports possible phone scam in area

Ringgold county sheriffs deputy Mike Carr reports a possible scam occuring in the local area. Carr said a citizen reported they had received a call a recently from 607-734-9189, a number located in Elmira, NY. They said the man had a strong Indian accent and claimed to be from Microsoft. According to the report, the caller will say something about your computer being in danger and that you need to get on your computer and follow his instructions. They will say that they have sent several warnings already. They will offer to clean up your computer and give you the choice of a couple different price options. If you start to do what they say,

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an icon will pop up on the screen that says Log Me In. They say this gives them remote access to your computer so they can x any problems. If you open it, a box will open and if you ask they can tell you exactly what is in the box. They then ask for your debit card number eventually to charge you what they say will be around $10, but they will try to transfer hundreds of dollars out of your account. Carr warns this is a scam and urges residents not to follow the callers directions.

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