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Keeping it Brief Check our our online photo galleries! Registration deadline for Boyer River Arts May 3 – 4 Art Show is today Boyer River Arts, Harrison County, has scheduled its first Art Show to be in conjunction with the Woodbine Community School District. The show will be at the school on May 3 - 4. Excitement mounts, on the part of organizers, as donors come forward to sponsor awards. All area artists are invited to register. Registration information is due April 25 – artists are asked to forward registration information to Bracinda Blum, Artisan Studios, 509 Walker St., Woodbine, Iowa 51579. Contact Blum, also, if registration forms are needed. Stuart Bay, Omaha artist and educator, will judge the show; he will determine recipients of ribbons and monies. Bay also will judge works of Theresa McKee's high school students. McKee reported that various artists have committed to demonstrating certain art processes during the two-day show. Organizers are pleased to note that the Denison School of Strings is slated to perform at 6 p.m., Thursday, May 3. American Legion Auxiliary to meet April 26 at Rose Court The American Legion Auxiliary will meet at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, April 26, at Rose Court. The program will be on Community Service. Hostesses for the event are Rosella Baker and Lavonne Stenzel. WHS Girls’ Track Team to compete at home in Woodbine Invitational April 26 The Woodbine High School Girls’ Track Team will compete at home in the Woodbine Invitational at 5 p.m., Thursday, April 26. The team would appreciate a strong following by our community at this home event. The Woodbine Twiner The Official Newspaper of Woodbine April 25, 2012 Volume 134, Issue 17 $1.00 Harrison County Community Foundation awarded $95,000 to area nonprofit groups April 12 Twenty-one nonprofit agencies in Harrison County received a share of $95,000 in funding from the spring round of grant awards from the Harrison County Community Foundation (HCCF) on April 12. Those receiving awards at a ceremony hosted in the Logan Community Center were: * City of Logan: Jim Wood Aquatic Center, chair lift, $5,000. * City of Missouri Valley: Handicapped access at Aquatic Center, $5,000. * City of Woodbine: Handicapped lift for swimming pool, $5,000. * City of Woodbine: Merry Brook School ren- ovations, $1,020. * Dunlap Library Friends: WILBOR eBooks program membership, $2,000. * Four County Fair Association: Install overhead fans and lighting in grandstand areas, $1,000. * Harrison County Conservation Board: Portable defibrillators to Reader’s Theater actors ready to “Break a Leg" From Daughter to Father Harrison County Economic Development’s 45th Annual Meeting event is April 26 The Harrison County Economic Development’s 45th Annual Meeting will be hosted at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 26, at the Logan Community Center, 104 W. Fourth St., Logan. This year’s event theme is “Pieces of the Puzzle” and also is sponsored by Golden Hills RC & D and Harrison County Farm Bureau. The featured speaker for this year’s event is Mike Meissen, vice-president of Value Added Agriculture for the Iowa Area Development Group. The impact of agri-tourism also will be discussed. Please RSVP to or by calling (712) 644-3081. The public is invited to attend. WCS’s CUBS group’s annual Spring Carnival to be April 27; Carnival pre-tickets available at Grandparents’ Day It’s that time of year again – time for the CUBS (Community United for Better Schools) Spring Carnival. This year, we have awesome games such as ladder ball, bowling, lollipop tree and our popular cakewalk. These are just a few of the games this year. As always, we will be having a silent auction with great items. Something new this year will be our dessert bar. The Carnival is our big fund-raiser for the year. The money we raise goes back to the school to help with the costs of field trips, Red Ribbon Week, scholarships and more. This year, the carnival will be from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Friday, April 27, in the old gym at the school. Come and have a great time at the Carnival. Pre-tickets will be for sale at Grandparents’ Day. Tickets are 5 tickets for $1; 25 tickets for $5; 50 tickets for $10; and 100 tickets for $20. For more information on pre-ticket sales, please call Karen Lantz at (712) 647-2065. Woodbine Community School District’s K-3 Grandparent/Special Person Day is April 27 Woodbine Community School District will host its annual K-3 Grandparent’s Day at 2 p.m., Friday, April 27, at the school. A Scholastic Book Fair will also be held this day. The K-3 students also will have a concert at 2 p.m. in the new gym. The show will have a Disney theme. Mrs. Gergen is the director. Twisted Tail to present Mechanical Bull and Craig Lewin Acoustic April 27 The Twisted Tail, Beebeetown, will host a locally owned Mechanical Bull event along with the Craig Lewin Acoustic at 7 p.m., Friday, April 27. WHS Prom is April 28 at school The Woodbine High School Prom is Saturday, April 28. The theme is “Enchantment Under The Sea.” Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The Grand March will be at 6:15 p.m. in the high school gym. The Banquet will be at 7:15 p.m. at Shadow Valley Golf Course. Pictures will be by Sophia Johnsen. The dance will be from 8:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. featuring a DJ with complete music and video. At Midnight, the After-Prom event will be at Sempecks Bowling and Entertainment Center with bowling, laser tag, arcade, co-karts, mechanical bull, etc. Arbor Day Open House to be April 28 at Willow Lake Recreation Area Harrison County Conservation Board will have the annual Arbor Day Open House on Saturday, April 28th, 10 a.m.-Noon at the Willow Lake Recreation Area near Woodbine. Bring the family to get a free tree to plant in your yard, meet staff and board members, and visit the Nature Encounter Center with live animals. Learn about the new Smart Trails project and see the newly finished Conservation Classroom. For More Briefs, See Page 5 Jon Boyce & daugher, Jona Williams. with Love For Jona (Boyce) Williams, the gift of a kidney to her ailing father, Jon – both former Twiners – is simply an act of love. To her father, it is the gift of life. To the rest of us – it is a lesson in what “family” truly means. KEVIN BROWN Twiner General Manager be at Harrison County Historic Village and Willow Lake Recreation Area, $2,500. * Harrison County Fair Board: Repair grandstand and add handicap accessible seating, $4,000. * Harrison County Home and Public Health: Purchase a See HCCF Page 7 Scripts have been chosen and roles cast for Boyer River Arts production of Reader’s Theater. The event will be at 7 p.m. May 6 and 7 at the Bunkhouse Café, 501 Walker St., Woodbine. Refreshments will be served preceding the performance. Readers Mary Poe, Barbara Boeck, Amy and Kenard Swift, Paula Green and Deborah and David Kaufman will entertain with their comedic skills. “’Nothing to do in Woodbine’ is heard many times,” Director Lou Waite said. “But that is not so. We invite everyone to come enjoy an evening of fellowship, conversation and laughter with us.” Reservations are required and may be made by calling (712) 647-2239, (712) 647-2220 or (712) 647-2239. Ticket costs are $10. neys were functioning at a low level. He went on dialysis and a renal diet, For former Twiner which really limits your Jona (Boyce) Williams, ability to do and enjoy 38, the biggest issue in things.” her life isn’t her April 27 At first, Jona said, her operation at the Unidad was too sick to qualversity of Minnesota to ify as a transparent candonate a kidney to her didate. However, his ailing father. It is for her health improved and he father to regain his became eligible. So, she Man in critical health. went in to be tested to “Everyone else is see if she could donate a condition following April 13 accidental more worried than I am kidney. shooting in about the surgery,” “I knew we were the Woodbine Williams, who now lives same blood type,” Jona in Maple Grove, Minn., said. “It was something Joshua Staben, 20, but still considers I wanted to do. But, I Missouri Valley, was Woodbine home, said. See LOVE Page 7 shot in the right side at 21 Weare St., Woodbine, on April 13. As of press Woodbine second-graders will celebrate the 13th year of successful Pen Pal program time, Staben was listed in critical but improving with Omaha children in 2012; DeForest family farm hosts special time for all condition. KEVIN BROWN style fast disappearing – so much that we have The resident of the Twiner General Manager even from our rural continued the program.” home, Micah Meloccaro, landscape – with youngIn September, Wood- 21, shot Staben. To the kids, it is about sters who have never bine students went to Harrison County Sheriff homemade cookies, experienced a farm – or Central Park to meet Pat Sears has detertheir pen pals. Because mined the shooting was feeding horses, holding even mud. Mary Eby, Woodbine Central Park has more accidental. baby chicks and petting baby goats. It also is Elementary School Se- sections of students than Sears said that about sharing those spe- cond Grade teacher and Woodbine, each Wood- Meloccaro was showing cial memories with their coordinator of the Pen bine second-grader is Staben a shotgun that he Pal program, said the matched with two Cen- thought was not loaded, pen pals. To the teachers, it is partnership with Cen- tral Park peers. pulled the trigger and “We toured their the gun discharged. about language arts, so- tral Park School secondcial studies, citizenship graders grew from her school and went to The Iowa and sharing. It also is daughter, Kim, when Fontenelle Forest togeth- Department of Criminal about fun and building she attended Creighton er,” Eby said. “We then Investigation (DCI) is went back to the school assisting the Woodbine bridges between two University, Omaha. “Kim’s good friend at for lunch and got to Police Department with different communities and two different states. Creighton was Mindy know each other’s pen the investigation. To Lloyd and Patricia Morgan,” Eby said. pals.” “No charges are When in Omaha, the anticipated, but the DeForest, whose family “Mindy’s mom was the farm has served as the second-grade teacher at students have a checklist investigation is continuWoodbine host visit site Central Park. We began of things to locate. For ing,” Sears said of the for the program for all of talking and decided to example, the students incident. its 13 years, it is about be pen pals. We both had to find and report The Twiner will consharing a life and life- have loved the exchange See FARM Page 6 tinue to cover the case. “But, I’m young, in good shape, and healthy. I’ve read up on what I will go through – I know what is ahead. I am more anxious for my dad to get healthy. 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