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September 12, 2007

2007 Great Akron

Scarecrow Festival & Contest! Saturday, September 15, 2007 - Akron City Park - 10am - 5pm Scarecrow Display - Register by 8:30am Scarecrow judging starts at 10am Prizes awarded at 12 noon Scarecrow auction at 2pm

Barb and Lyle Ostermyer of rural Akron create a scarecrow each year for the Great Akron Scarecrow Festival & Contest. This is their 2007 masterpiece. Do you have one? There is still time to enter.

Spell-riffic scarecrow is just one of many to be at festival Saturday By Julie Ann Madden From her pink protractor smile and yellow sponge bow tie to her legs, arms and toes made of alphabet blocks, she’s a pretty special scarecrow. The blocks which make up her arms, legs and toes can be rotated to make different words. For instance, her legs can say “Hello Akron” and her arms can spell “Crow” and “Bird” or “Fall Ball” -- there’s dozens of letter combinations passersby can create at the 2007 Great Akron Scarecrow Festival & Contest with this special scarecrow made by Lyle and Barb Ostermyer of rural Akron. The blocks and other wooden parts are made from lumber salvaged from their 1915 barn which blew down in a storm last year. Originally, they thought of leav-

ing the scarecrow with just that “old wood look” but soon they let their imaginations take over. “Lyle came up with the idea of blocks,” said Barb, “and I came up with the idea for letters on the blocks.” This lady scarecrow’s body is actually chalk board “message centers” and her fingers are pieces of chalk -- just waiting for a child (of any age) to use to spell words using the blocks or for doodling or adding 2 + 2. She doesn’t appear to mind the sewing tape measure dressing up her hips -- one of the measurements most ladies never reveal! As of Sept. 3, this special lady

See FESTIVAL Con’t on Page 9

Hats off to our town!

Enter a scarecrow in our contest... Over $600 in Cash Prizes... YOU COULD WIN! Additional Events: Food stand - Homemade pie - Baked Goods Nature’s harvest - Over 30 crafters - Kids games & crafts Face painting - Kids “jumping cage” - Petting zoo Chain-Saw artist - Cow pie lottery - Taco-in-a-bag Funnel cakes “Free” entertainment in gazebo & more! Sponsored by GFWC/Friendship & Service Club (All festival proceeds go toward community projects) For more info contact: Sue Higman 712-568-2852

Don Feauto, Principal Broker & Auctioneer

214 Reed St. Akron, IA 51001 712-568-2848

Lee Harding, Broker-Associate & Auctioneer

Thinking of Selling? We have buyers! Contact Don or Lee for a free sales evaluation. 1070 Mason Ct., Akron, IA Newer home in Victorian tradition. One of a kind! 400 Torbert Blvd., Akron, IA Overlooks golf course and rolling SD hills. Exceptional custom built home. 421 N. 8th St., Akron, IA D living room and Exceptionally large SOL spacious basement. 551 Iowa St., Akron, IA New kitchen includes cabinetry, tile backsplash, counters, sink and flooring. Home has main floor and/or basement laundry, one bedroom down, one bedroom up, and small office or bedroom, new flooring and fresh paint from top to bottom. $79,500 121 Iowa St., Akron, IA D OLbedroom. QuaintStwo ED 301 Sargent St., C Akron, EPT IA C A Three bedroom ER single story bungalow. OFF

331 Main St., Akron, IA D All hardwood SOLfloors and trim.

321 Union St., Westfield, IA Only 6 years old. 3+ bedrooms. ING IA 131 Hardy St., Akron, END Pbedroom. Cozy Ltwo E SA

750 Haskell St., Akron, NG IA NDI Commercial Nelson HatchPEproperty, E AL erySbuilding NG NDI IA 651 Iowa St., EAkron, P TwoSbedrooms. ALE ED EPT IA 530 SargentASt., CCAkron, ER NewFlisting. O F

Land for Sale

NEW LISTING 310 Maple St., Akron, IA Nice ranch style home with full, partiallyfinished basement, laundry on main level, extra large lot.. 40’ x 20’ steel building and a small barn. $67,500 401 S. 2nd St., Akron, IA Two story home on large corner lot. 931 Westerner Dr., Akron, IA Exceptional property with 3 large bedrooms 200 S. 9th St., Akron, IA D Sprawling SOL2,200 sq. ft. home.

Call Don 712-551-7995 or Lee 712-539-2848 for an informational brochure

60 acres more or less Sec. 16-91-48 Sioux Plat 119 acres more or less Sec. 21-91-49 Sioux Plat.

Whoopee! Wow – what a great look the Pizza Ranch now has. It does give you the feel of a real place to go “round-up” and eat with your friends. What a wonderful addition this new store front look does for our down town. As many of you know, this building has long been an eating establishment. Probably the one remembered most fondly was JoAnn’s Café, run by Lucille Marcus, along with her husband, Bernard, who was known for his delicious bakery goods. The Pizza Ranch has been settled into this establishment for 17 years now, but it has been the last 4 that have made the people of Akron really sit up and take notice of what it has to offer and can do for our community. This is because of the expert management of Tami Finzen Small. She has shown that a franchise restaurant can make a difference and become very much a part of a community like ours. So – “Hats off to the Pizza Ranch’s new look and to Tami!”

18 acres more or less, Sioux Plat, some tillable. SALE PENDING 701 Iowa St., Akron, IA Check these pics out online! Fresh kitchen includes custom tile floor, food bar and brand new Whirlpool stove. All new bath with porcelain tile and new fixtures. Since 2004, new furnace, updated electric box, plumbing, and water heater. $69,500

Don Feauto, Real Estate Broker & Auctioneer, Lee Harding Broker Associate & Auctioneer, Deb Feauto Broker Associate Office: 712-568-2848 Fax: 712-568-2669

900 Westerner Dr., Akron, IA Large 3 bedroom ranch with full poured basement, very open, spacious floor plan, formal dining off kitchen with bar counter area, double attached garage, nice landscaping. $189,000 • E-mail:


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