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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Volume 10, Number 23

New Sharon Sun

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Front Row: L-R: Lana Wanders, Donna Boots, Kay Zimmerman, Cindy DeGoey, Kari Chandler, Stacie McKenna, Jenny Jarvis, Crystal DeBoef, Marilyn Porter Back Row: Bruce Peiffer, Carmen Kelderman, Jacque Griffin, Phil Griffin, Nancy Hargis, Mary Jane Sullivan, Eleanor Robinson, Terri Mateer, Jeff Walston, Amy Terpstra, Stacie Johannes, Jennifer Hammen, Angela Livezey

Teachers Honored at Appreciation Brunch

Enormous Catfish Caught

The following Employees were honored at the End of the Year Brunch for their service to the North Mahaska District. Honored Retirees: Ron Bever: 38.5 years, Mary Jane Sullivan: 33 years, Marilyn Porter: 13 years and Kay Zimmerman: 6 years

Milestone Career Marks: Larry Applegate: 35 years., Lisa Watts: 25 years, 20 years: Donna Boots, Eleanor Robinson and Ron Thompson, 15 years: Nancy Hargis, Stacie Johannes and Bruce Peiffer, 10 years: Crystal DeBoef and Phil Griffen and 5 years: Kari Chandler, Cindy DeGoey, Jennifer Hammen, Jennifer Jarvis, Carmen Kelderman, Angela Livezey, Terri Mateer, Stacie McKenna, Amy Terpstra, Jeff Walston and Lana Wanders

Braden Tyrrel caught this 35 pound flathead catfish in the South Skunk River during Memorial Day weekend. Witnessing the ‘big catch’ with Braden, was Matt Long, Levi Long and Luke Long. Braden is a student at North Mahaska and his parents are Jamie and Sandy Tyrrel.

Honored Retirees: L-R: Mary Jane Sullivan, Kay Zimmerman and Marilyn Porter. Not pictured: Ron Bever

June 6-8! Full schedule on page 5!

Pastor Pollard Travels to Haiti

Pastor Terry Pollard at the ‘Village of Hope’ in Haiti. Read Parson to Person inside the Sun on page 5.

Students Celebrate Last Day Record Flooding Hits New Sharon Flooding in Lynnville by the Old Mill. More photos on page 6 and in next weeks SUN!

Pictured are several Elementary students celebrating the last day of school with treats from SnoBiz. Mahaska Drug, who owns SnoBiz in Oskaloosa, graciously donated and delivered snacks to North Mahaska students and also to various schools throughout the area. An-

gela Livezey, elementary principal, expressed what a nice surprise it was for her students and was very grateful to Mahaska Drug for their donation.

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New Sharon Library

NEW AT THE LIBRARY It’s summer. Doesn’t that make you want to relax under a shade tree with a good book? Here are some of the new additions at the New Sharon Public Library. Many are new titles by our favorite authors, and some are introductions to new authors. Many of our new books are LARGE PRINT editions. Come into the library to browse through these and many other good reading possibilities. 12th OF NEVER is a Women’s Murder Club book by James Patterson. WMC readers will be glad to meet Lindsay Boxer’s new baby. She comes back to work when a SF 49ers player is suspected in a grisly murder, and an eccentric English prof. reports vivid nightmares— which might be true. SILKEN PREY is a new title by John Sanford. It’s a Lucas Davenport thriller in which Davenport is drawn into a case politician is nearly killed, and loses his memory. This is part of the PREY series. THE HIT by David Baldacci, another favorite author, introduces Jessica Reel, an assassin who is hired to eliminate another assassin. But she goes rogue and has to be hunted by Will Robie. He discovers that Reel is a bigger threat; she’s after the U.S. government and more. SAND CASTLE BAY is part of the Ocean Breeze series by Sherryl Woods. Emily Castle wanted to leave home to be a decorator; Boone Dorsett was shattered by her choice. The question is whether they will have a second chance at love, or be separated again. JENNIFER by De Henderson, is an O’Mally Love Story. This is called a “story behind the story’ of the popular O’Malley series. This is the story of a young Christian doctor whose faith is tested when she decides to introduce her young man to her family. THE WAY HOME by Katherine Spencer is an introduction to Thomas Kinkade’s Angel Island series. Claire understands that Angel Island is serene, but her peace is disturbed by a second chance to help Jamie who she met when he was a waif at a soup kitchen. At the same time, Avery and Mike, on the other side of the island, are dealing with a new café and a budding romance. SUSPECT by Robert Crais is about an LAPD cop whose life is shattered when his partner is killed. His new partner is Maggie, a German shepherd who has been serving

as an explosives sniffer in the Middle East. The two damaged “soldiers” work together to solve the case. Ace Atkins, a new author, offers us two new ROBERT B. PARKER (Spemcre) novels LULLABY and WONDERLAND. In Lullaby, a 14-yr-old asks Spencer to investigate her mother’s death. Mattie is left to care for her younger siblings in a run-down apartment, but she is convinced that the wrong man was convicted of her mother’s murder. In WONDERLAND Spencer is asked to look into the planned development of land in the Boston area. Greed and twisted dreams are involved in the plan to turn an old dog track into a sprawling casino. MRS. LINCOLN’S DRESSMAKER by Jennifer Chiaverini is a thoroughly researched, and historically accurate account of the friendship that developed between Mary Todd Lincoln and her former slave dressmaker, Elizabeth Keckley. Elizabeth saved scraps of fabric from the gowns she made for Mrs. Lincoln and pieced a tribute quilt known as the Mary Todd Lincoln Quilt. She also wrote a book from her memoirs , creating a scandal which caused Mrs. Lincoln to sever ties with her. THE SEARCH: SECRETS OF CRITTENDEN COUNTY, BOOK 2 is by familiar, and favorite, author Shelley Shepard Gray. This romantic mystery is set in Kentucky Amish country where the death of a young, black sheep neighbor shocks the devoutly Christian community. The “Englisher” detective who comes to investigate also sturs gossip among the faithful. Iris Johansen has two new novels on the shelves. TAKING EVE: AN EVE DUNCAN NOVEL is the first in a new Eve Duncan trilogy. Eve Duncan is a forensic sculptor. She is hired by a man whose son has disappeared. He can’t go to the police because of his own dark past. In SLEEP NO MORE: An Eve Duncan Novel, Eve learns that a friend of her mother’s has been locked away in a mental hospital for years. The friend has disappeared. Investigating her disappearance puts Beth and her family in danger. Stuart Woods, another favorite author, has a new novel: UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES. Stone Barrington is an attorney who has traveled to Europe to find the truth behind underworld knowledge trading. Ultrawealth and murder are found to be related...

TGL News Alex Berns, grandson of Walter and Ethel Sylvester graduated from Washington High School in Illinois at mid-term. He has been attending classes at Illinois Central College. He will attend the high school graduation ceremony with his classmates and will attend college in Ames. On Saturday, Dot Zylstra attended grandson Camden’s game in Des Moines and granddaughter Lily’s games here on Tuesday and Friday. Last Sunday, Mark and Sarah Scholter, David and Garnet Gertsma and Lilian Davidson attended the graduation of Garnet’s great niece, Maddison Cook at Solon. Gary Briggs was honored to be on the Freedom Flight of Veterans from Jasper County. They visited the White House and War Memorial on Tuesday. Also my brother, Dick VanWyk of Monroe was on the Freedom Flight. Both Gary and Dick served

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their country in Vietnam. Home is the place where you are treated the best but grumble the most. June birthday’s are Loretta Weherle on June 2, Amy Gertsma on June 3 and to our grandson Jarret VanMaanen on June 4. Enjoy. Memorial Day is the day we honor those who served and died for our country so that we live in freedom. Carroll and Carolyn Bandstra hosted a cousin get together at their home. Attending were Betty Maasdam, Shirley Vore, Gary and Kathy Miller, Carm Rutsma and Gerald and Geneve Roozeboom, the cousins are making plans for a five year big Bandstra reunion. The bi-monthly lunch and meeting at the Taintor Community Church will be on Sunday, June 9, bring a side dish to share. Last weekend Ethel Sylvester attended her grandson’s Luke Mennen sub-state soccer game. The team won over Ottumwa 6-1 and Bettendorf 4-1. In last week’s soccer game, Luke Mennen was able to do the hat trick during the game. The hat trick is when a player makes 3 goals in a row in a single game. The Iowa City team will be playing in the state tournament in Des Moines. Enjoy your week.

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Thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Betty Case, who passed away on May 31st. Haleigh Weghorst celebrated her birthday on May 27th. Larry and Nancy Doonan celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary on May 25th. Congratulations to Kirk Corbin and Marianne Martin who were married last Saturday at Nelson Pioneer Farm. Last Sunday we went to Cedar Rapids to do some shopping for things my son, Brian, will need when he starts college in Aug. I want to get things bought early before everything is picked over and what we want isn’t available. We enjoyed having lunch at Red Robin. The American Legion will have

their next meeting on June 10th at 7:00 P.M. at the Legion Hall. The American Legion Auxiliary will have their next meeting on June 11th at 7:00 P.M. at the Legion Hall. The telephone company board will have their next meeting on June 11th at 6:30 P.M. at the telephone office. The June fire department meeting will be held on the 13th at 7:00 P.M. at the fire station. We finally got a break from all the rain! I have never seen the Skunk River go over the road south of my house until last week. With all the cool temperatures we’ve been having, it sure doesn’t feel like June. I don’t like hot weather, so I’m not complaining!

Bunker Hill & Beyond The sun is shining this Monday morning and it is rather cool. But promises to be 74 later today. June 3, is also Raymond’s birthday and so he will be wanting an angel food cake. Good ole Betty Crocker she will come through. Long time since Verda Tish from Blue Point came down to the Watson’s and made a home made angel food with side boards built on the top of the cake pan. Betty’s are pretty good and I don’t have to beat 7 minutes frosting either. A frosting mix with a half a cup of boiling water beat with mixer and walla there stands a master piece. Happy Birthday on June 2 to Aunt June Williams of New Sharon. She had supper with her neice, Bevery Peck and Wes Pargeon and his family also attended. On the 24th. Laura Wickham and Taylor and Allison and Patty Wickham along with Rachel Perez, Kieren and Jaylah came to our house to have a party for Allison and Jaylah who turn 3 on May 26th. They enjoyed themselves and had cake and all the trimmings. Then on Sunday the Wickhams had Laura’s family up from Oskaloosa to celebrate. My with the bad floods all over and the gravel roads along with swift currents taking out even paved road in places it was hard to get from place to place. The 512 th. Avenue west of us along Buck Creek was all over the roads and looking at the road after the water went down it would have swept you with it if you had tried to cross. The county has put up road closed signs and they mean it. If you would happen to go and look there are stringer’s missing from under the bridge and big holes where it swirled under and large trees and debri have pushed against the pilings. Our son would not even take his 4 wheeler across it now. Saturday evening we finally attended the Alumni Banquet held at the Mayflower dinning hall in Grinnell. I think I heard 62 attended. I am not sure is that was with spouses or just alumni. Kenneth Main was the oldest with not missing for 79 years

one banquet. Kenneth Arthur and his wife Colleen Fudge Arthur from missouri were in attendance and I had not seen either of them since they were in high school. Our class of 1955 had eleven graduating and six of us were there. Three did not come and two are deseased. Raymond Watson, Mary Jo Hasley Watson, Harriet Tice Fisk, Donald Dillon, Wesley Tish, Ron Baker came this year. The class of 1953 were celebrating their 60th. year out of school and a good number of them attended. I will try and say those I remember and I know I will not remember all of them. Ray Tice, Ben Fisk, Gordon Lewis, Marlene Watson Mulligan, Shirley Eicker Kelly, Hazel Yokum, Doris Rupp VanGempe. If I missed you I did not catch just who all was at the very back table. Alberta Arthur Davis sat with us at our table as a lot of her class were not there. Anyone who ever attended Searsboro school or graduated from Lynnville-Sully and live or call Searsboro their home area are welcome to come. Contact Dennis Watson who is the head of the banquet and Rowena Smith. Our family made it over for their Dad’s birthday on Sunday. Not all made it but we had several anyway, Karol Watson Rockwell, Mark Watson and Vonna and the girls from Traer, Brian Watson, Dawn, Camden and Ryan, Tyler, Paige and Riley Pollpeter from New Sharon. Rebekah and Elliott Coster from Montezuma. Grandson Josh even with broken foot is in Bismark, North Dakota and will work on that foot even if it kills him. Hopefully it is hurridly mending before his job starts. Granddaughter Rachel made it to the Navy base in Norfolk, Virginia. They had a 3 hour layover in Georgia because of bad storms. This is her 20 day stint in the summer being in the States this year, last year was Italy and the year before South Korea. Well this is all I know for now that I can think of. e-mail me at Thanks!!!!!!!!!

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Reflections Just after I took the chair in front of my computer to create a column, I noticed the headline on the March, 2013, edition of “The Mind Health Report,” an eight-page newsletter to which I apparently subscribed not long ago. It states, “Computers Can Strengthen Your Brain, Help Prevent Dementia.” It seemed to be exactly meant for me since I’m experiencing some dementia but am blessed with a computer that I moved, along with all my other belongings, to my new home at Fair Haven East. Dr. Gary Small is the writer, and I believe I’ll be using some of his thoughts as I write this column. Dr. Small begins his informative article by reminding all of us that we are living in a high-tech world; that a wide range of new technologies such as our computers, smart-phones, and electronic books have, in many cases, transformed how we work, play, learn, and go about our daily lives. A reliable study has shown that the average young person spends more than eleven hours a day using these devices, and that we middle-aged and older adults are not far behind! Some of us wonder, of course, if our modern technology is really good for us. Aren’t we concerned that it may be leading to work inefficiency, internet addiction, and the decline of social skills? Dr. Small does a good job of evaluating such possibilities by including the following illustration under his headline of “The Good and the Bad of Gadgets.” “Bob was a successful money manager in the Northeast who took a 90-minute train ride to work each day. The commute gave him plenty of time to catch up on work – including copious phone messages and emails. One day, with a looming deadline for a quarterly report that he’d barely begun, Bob sat down on the train, reached into his jacket pocket, and immediately panicked. No phone. He checked his briefcase, but it wasn’t there either. His first instinct was to call home. But after a moment, he realized that wasn’t going to happen – he had no way of calling! As it all turned out, he was finally able to relax and “noticed for the first time how beautiful the scenery was that he passed every day. Like Bob, many people are feeling the need to cut back on their multitasking and focus on one project at a time. It’s not that new technologies are bad for our brains; it’s that we need to balance that time with nontech activities – such as spending time with friends, taking a walk, or playing tennis.”

Dr. Small included more interesting observations in his article, but I have chosen to include the information he included in a “boxed” section entitled “5 Tech Strategies for Better Mind Health.” I am quoting these exactly as they were published because I believe many readers will be grateful for his presenting some practical ways we can harness and use modern technology in positive ways. 1. Build skills at a gradual pace. Try to challenge your brain with programs that are interesting but not daunting. The goal is to train, not strain, your brain. 2. Take regular breaks. Technology can often draw us into spending hours on end surfing the internet or trying to keep up with our email. However, prolonged use can lead to headaches, anxiety, and other physical and mental symptoms. Remind yourself to stand up, take a walk, or have a face-to-face conversation with someone. 3. Play brain games. Studies show that online games can “fire up” the brain and improve memory and thinking skills. Use online gaming as a form of mental recreation where you can both relax and recharge your neural circuits. 4. Use tech to stay connected. A stimulating conversation, even online, is better for our brain than watching TV, so stay connected with friends and family via Skype or other conferencing programs. 5. Don’t overuse technology. These days, there’s less need to memorize phone numbers, appointments, and other information that can be stored on a laptop, smartphone, or the internet. But we still need to exercise our memories. Pick and choose what to memorize and where to keep other useful information. I enjoyed the concluding paragraphs to Dr. Small’s article and will share them as a conclusion to this column: “Within the next decade, we may be able to wear sensors placed on our sunglasses for “network-enabled telepathy” that will allow us to transmit our thoughts directly from our minds through Wi-Fi into the mind of someone else, who is also wearing these sunglasses. I imagine a future playing chess with a friend across the country by just thinking my next move and automatically transmitting it via Wi-Fi. But for now, I am just happy to be wearing my pedometer, which motivates me to take my daily walk. And I take my smartphone with me, just in case.”

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Lower Grove News Whoopee…I am now driving again. I’m ‘burning up’ the roads and enjoying every minute of it. Driving gives a person a lot more freedom. And I am enjoying visiting with friends and going out for lunch. I drove over to Kalvin’s to see their new recliners. He got one that fits his long body! Says it’s great to take a nap in. On last Friday, Shirley Vogelaar and I went to Ottumwa to run a few errands. We also stopped at McGregor’s furniture store to look at some chairs that I was interested in buying. They had what I wanted, but would not sell them to me because they were the floor samples. I also wanted to buy a small table… which they also wouldn’t sell (because it was the floor sample). They just lost a good sale because then I went to Newton and purchased the chairs at Newton Furniture. They are kitchen chairs with the brand name, Chromecraft and are on rollers. The back is curved and so supporting for my back plus they are very comfortable. Saturday I drove to Pella to have breakfast with our group at Happy Joes. Those joining me were Shorty & Marlena Wichhart, Charlene De Kock, Marv & Charlotte Rollings and Bill Van Zante. Then I went shopping at Walmart and Fareway. Got home at 12:00 and got myself some lunch. Sunday, I went up to Sully and picked up my sister-in-law and we went to the Family Restaurant in Newton to eat lunch. When we got back to Norma’s house, her daughter Laurie was there and we had a good time visiting. Shirley had given Norma a bird feeder and she hung it in the yard up on a shepherds hook. The birds love it, but the squirrels like it too. We sit in the house watching out the window as the squirrel climbed up that shepherds hook pole and jumped over into the bird feeder. He was having a great time and we were all laughing at his ‘antics’. Norma went out to chase him away, but he just ‘chattered’ at her and defied her. Finally he jumped down when Norma got about 3 feet from him. Sure does give one something to watch though. After going to Norma’s I stopped at the Peoria Cemetery and put flowers on Sammie’s grave. Also decorated Dad and Mom’s graves. The Peoria Cemetery is such a nice quiet peaceful place and I find solace there. Geneva Jansen called this week and wanted the list of neighbors that I have in the computer. Sure does come in handy with the addresses. Shirley came out Monday evening and brought two hamburgers from Smokey Row. We ate supper together and caught up on our visiting. Kalvin’s birthday was Tuesday and they went to Bob and Heather Donelson’s for pizza. Heather is Kalvin’s stepdaughter. Binns and Stevens finally sprayed calcium on our road in front of the house…but of course there has not been any dust due to all the rain. The South Skunk River is all over the bottom road and fields. Mildred Boyd, Liz Blom and I went to eat at the Family Restaurant in Pella Tuesday evening. It tried to storm and scare us off, but we prevailed and the storm went to the east and to the south.

Rhonda (Sexton) Pool and Joel Sexton brought Norma Conover to meet me in Pella for lunch on Wednesday. Then we went to the hospital to visit Uncle Earl Vande Krol. He is on the same floor where I was a year ago. I stopped and visited with the aids and nurses that took care of me when I was in the hospital. Phyllis Hackert was also there visiting her dad. Sounded like a ‘hen party’ in that room…but we did let Uncle Earl say a few words. After leaving the hospital, I went to North Hilltop and took Chum Deur three months of my newspaper column for her to read. I guess her newspaper source had run out and she misses it. Then I went to the Library to get some magazines to read. I was interested in last year’s issues, since I missed seeing them when I was sick. You can check those out and take them home, so I did. But, that was a mistake, because then all I wanted to do was sit around and read. Oh well, guess that’s OK too!!! Thursday night I seen Dennis & Suzy Veenstra and the kids walking down to the river to look at the water. Jocelyn and Trevor were anxious to get to the river and they didn’t have too far to go as it is up to the bottom of the hill. Their black cat follows them around just like a dog. It was looking over at our yard and probably wondered why the dogs were not coming out to chase her…. no dogs. *****COURT RECORDERS…. these are things people actually said in court. 1. Attorney: What was the first thing your husband said to you this morning. Witness: He said, “Where am I, Cathy?” Attorney: And why did that upset you? Witness: “Because my name is Susan.” 2. Attorney: How was your first marriage terminated? Witness: By death. Attorney: And by whose death was it terminated? Witness: Take a guess. 3. Attorney: Doctor, how many of your autopsies were on dead people? Witness: All of them. The live ones put up too much of a fight. 4. Attorney: Do you recall the time that you examined the body? Witness: The autopsy started around 8:30 PM. Attorney: And Mr. Denton was dead at the time? Witness: If not, he was by the time I finished!! 5. Attorney: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse? Witness: No. Attorney: Did you check for blood pressure or breathing? Witness: No. Attorney: So then is it possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy? Witness: No. Attorney: How can you be so sure Doctor? Witness: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar. Attorney: I see, but could the patent have still been alive? Witness: Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and is PRACTICING LAW!!!!

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Find Text Quick With Ctrl-F This is one of those important computer tips that you will use all the time. One of the things I find myself doing all the time is trying to find one specific word or sentence within a much longer document or webpage. Happily, if you know what you’re looking for, Windows makes it easy to find it. In almost every application, you can type Ctrl-F (F for Find) to find a word or series of characters. Ctrl-F works in Microsoft Word and Excel, all major Web browsers, Notepad, and many other applications. Give it a try in your Web browser—search for any word. Mike Fawcett 641-660-5781.

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Country Girls Corner A Memorable Memorial Day Weekend

For some time we had planned to go down to Mark and Susan’s in Fayetteville, Arkansas over the Memorial Day weekend. But for awhile we didn’t know if our plans would have to change. The Sunday before, May 19, we were coming home in the afternoon on I-80. My husband is a very good driver and is always aware of what is going on both sides of the highway as we drive; “Look at that flock of turkeys over there!” he will point out. So when I saw up ahead of us a young deer trying to cross the four-lane highway, I said nothing, but reached over and twisted on his shirt, assuming he saw what I did. He didn’t. And as we hurtled down the road, the deer decided to jump across. I truly thought we would miss her, but no—we hit the poor thing right head on with terrible results. A huge amount of blood struck our windshield as her poor body fell under our car where we felt and heard it being mangled and bones breaking. It was awful. Horrible. She no doubt died instantly. We were in shock, and Loren quickly pulled over to the side of the road so we could assess the damage. “Scared me to death!” he said several times. The coverings of the left side light were gone and the front grill was busted up with blood and gore all over. Thankfully, the car was still drivable, so we came on home. But we were sick at heart. We have a lot of deer around here, but we sure didn’t want to take one out like that. The next morning, Loren took the car up to our insurance man and then down to Lynnville Repair for Matt to look it over. The insurance was quickly taken care of and the bill was paid. Even though we weren’t sure how soon this would happen, the ordered parts came in on Wednesday, Matt repaired it, and early Thursday morning, Loren drove back in the driveway with our newly repaired car. For a bit we weren’t sure how our upcoming weekend would go, but all was taken care of and we thanked the Lord for it. So we packed up the car that day and early Friday morning took off for Arkansas, arriving a little before 3 pm. Susan and I had texted each other, and we knew she was still at work, so imagine our surprise as we got out of the car in their driveway to see her pull in right behind us! We were so glad to see her as Loren had not seen her for six months and me for four. And of course, Mark, Nic and Chelsae as well. So it was a glad reunion and we had to have the outside and inside tour to see what all they had done since we were last there. It is always so fun to do that catching up. Our folks did it with us too, I remember, and they were always happy for us as well. On Saturday we began our full day with the Fayetteville Farmer’s Market, heralded as the nation’s number one farmer’s market and I believe it. I have written about it before and this day was no different. Food tents were set up, plants, meat, flowers, pottery, woodcrafting, weaving, etc. were all available around the four block square with wonderful music on each corner. The first group we came to was the “Mountain Gypsies”, three people who played a bass fiddle, guitar, and fiddle. Good old mountain music and you could have left me there for the next two hours. We got some hot coffee and cold lemonade drinks and did our shopping around the square, then off to Ozark Natural Foods, two Goodwill’s and lunch in nearby Farmington at the Briar Rose Tea Room, which featured a bakery and other goodies. After lunch, we dropped Dad off at home for a nap and Susan and I decided to try a few ladies’ stores—the Dress Barn and T.J. Maxx. We didn’t find much at the last place but we sure did at the first one. Some really nice clothes such as I haven’t seen in awhile. That evening Susan made up a couple of pizzas and Mark pulled in a couple of good movies on their big screen TV. The last one was out in the “big room” which is the guest room on the end of the new double

garage, Mark’s Seahawk’s Cave, that has a really big screen. He is pretty proud of this room and has done a very good job in putting it together. The next morning we attended church at New Heights Church there in town. I was so impressed with this church—from the good country band that played worship songs which the congregation joined in with, to the pastor/elder’s message. Near the end of the service, people could choose to go over to the side of the large room and pray with folks over there. A communion table was set up at the back of the auditorium where families and individuals could go back and take the elements together. The four of us did that and Mark led us in the prayers. It was a deep and rich blessing. After church we drove to the Garden Restaurant (it’s called something a bit different, but can’t think exactly what now) for lunch. This restaurant serves locally grown fresh food and has a marvelous menu. And as we walked in and were seated at a table, guess what was up on the little stage right beside us? A couple of guys playing fiddle, guitar or banjo! So more great music! I was pretty much beside myself by this time. The food was abundant, freshly done and delicious. I could easily eat there every single day. That afternoon, Nic and his sweet girl, Briana, who has just graduated from the U of A, came over for a few hours. It was so good to see them. We culminated their visit by walking up the mountain behind the house. Susan kept showing us the photos being posted on Facebook of the ongoing rains and flooding that was happening back here in Iowa, but for some reason it didn’t really strike me. The sky was blue, the sun was shining, everything was fine where we were. But then about 11 pm I realized—we might have water in our basement again! Why on earth hadn’t we called home to find out?? Someone always takes care of our kitties and watches our house when we go away, but doubt they would think of checking the basement. We were both up the next morning before dawn and as soon as we could, placed a call to our neighbor back home. “Sure,” the friendly voice assured us, “I will go over and check it out for you and turn on the sump pump if necessary.” We have had so few flooding issues in our basement all these years, but the last two series of heavy rains have caused some problems. Our neighbor called back that yes, there had been a few inches in the lower part, but it was all pumped out. Still, we felt we should go home, so packed up hurriedly to leave. We were all pretty disappointed as this was the actual Memorial Day and a big trip had been planned to the Buffalo River, an especially magnificent part of the Ozarks Mark and Susan had found and so wanted to show us. She had a picnic all ready and Nic and Briana were joining us. Poor Chelsae was sick with a sore throat so elected to stay home. But after hugs all around, shortly after 7, we drove out of Arkansas and back into Missouri and Iowa. Around Kansas City we hit heavy heavy rain—so much I wondered if we would need to pull over for awhile, but Loren plowed on through it. North of KC the rain wound down, and we were so grateful. Another prayer answered. We drove in our driveway about 3:30 that afternoon and began the inspection. The back yards and our back garden were flooded again, but the basement was in pretty good shape. We drove down to the North Skunk to find the water levels had come up under the windows of the Old Mill—something we had never seen before. Our kind neighbors invited us over for a little supper and that was a blessing. We had two more inches of rain yet that night. We unloaded the car and I unpacked everything. We were glad to be home to take care of things, but very sorry to have missed the trip to the Buffalo River. So hopefully we have a date for next time! And until next time, you all have a good one!

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North Mahaska Events June 7 ~ 5:30 pm JH Boys Baseball vs Lynnville-Sully (H), 6:00 pm Boys Baseball @ Sigourney and 6:00 pm Girls Softball @ Sigourney June 11 ~ Girls F/S Softball @ Ottumwa TBA, 9:00 am JH Boys Baseball vs Montezuma (H) and JH Girls Softball vs Montezuma (H), 6pm Boys Varsity Baseball vs Tri-County and 6pm Girls Softball vs TriCounty

June 12 ~ 9:00 am JH Girls Softball @ Knoxville, 6:00 pm Boys Baseball @ HLV and Girls Softball @ HLV - VDH June 13 ~ 9:00 am JH Girls Softball @ Newton June 14 ~ Flag Day. 5:30 pm JH Boys Baseball vs Colfax-Mingo (H), 6:00 pm Boys Baseball @ Lynnville-Sully and Girls Softballl @ Lynnville-Sully June 15 ~ Boys Baseball @ North Tama Tournament TBA Juen 16 ~ Father’s Day

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weekends and holidays, etc. on a contribution basis as stated above. NOTE: menus are subject to change, be sure to check with you local senior center/meal site for menu changes and reservations one day in advance. Friday, June 7: New Sharon Spring Festival. Site closed. Tuesday, June 11: Baked Chicken, macaroni salad, kale, fresh melon and apple cinnmon bar Wednesday, June 12: Chef salad, baby red potatoes, broccoli and fresh fruit Friday, June 14: Tuna patty, baked potato, sour cream, peas and carrots and cool pie Tuesday, June 18: Roast beef, baked potato helf, sour cream, creamed spinach, fresh melon and gelatin parfait

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“Coffee Time” has taken on a new meaning in New Sharon, Iowa. Gone are the days of congregating at the local cafe and being waited on by some of the nicest girls in town while good cooks in the kitchen prepare your favorite breakfast. And gone are the days of paying for each individual purchase you choose to consume in the morning. Nowadays the place to be every morning is the McVay Building. Yes, you can still have coffee time/breakfast...but with a wonderful twist. Here’s the deal: Just come on in anytime between say, oh, from 7 to 9. The selections offered are donuts, toast, english muffins, orange juice, and (of course) fresh brewed coffee. The kicker is you only pay ONE dollar per visit. But wait! It gets better! That measly buck you pay goes into a fund with everyone else’s daily contribution and is given back to the community. Seri- McVay Family Center ‘Coffee Time’ Group ously! Donna Johnson told me that the A.M. Cof- donation from the Methfee Group raises an average of $250 a month, in odist Church. And the which they donate to the Methodist Church. They greatest thing about our ask that $100 of that goes to purchase items for the community is that all community Food Pantry. The balance is dispersed churches get along and by the church to wherever they see a need. It can they don’t discriminate be used to give struggling families a little money against who belongs to to get by for the week, it can be used to help a fel- what congregation, they low neighbor in a time of crisis, or it can be used treat everyone as equals (just like God does). I to help ease the burden of utility bills. Donna re- also know there are many families who have reported that last year alone they raised over $3500 ceived a few groceries from the Food Pantry to get them through the month in this inflated economy. to help our little town. Is that a neat idea or what? We all know that And let’s face it, we could all be in that situation people enjoy the fellowship found in their coffee someday, if you haven’t been already. The A.M. Coffee Group is open to EVERYgroups. And we all know that it’s not about the money, it’s about friendship. The A.M. Coffee ONE regardless of age, denomination, gender, or Group still meet to solve all the world’s problems hometown. By all means, bring a friend. The (haha!) but they have in turn helped others just more the merrier! There are great people that already show up in the mornings. You might as well because they choose to. I have heard various stories from people down be one of them. What a wonderful opportunity on their luck who are really trying to make their to get to know people in our little village better, own way that have benefited from a one time and to give back at the same time. I happened to stop by in the wee hours one day and found Dan

Tales of the Ancient Sportsman

the older crew. Only four of the generation ahead of me attended and some of my generation was unable to attend due to health issues. Cousin Roy Hensley had a stroke a couple of months ago and he is in a care center in El Dorado Springs, Mo. We were able to go see him Saturday evening and found him making progress. He has gone from almost complete paralysis to being able to walk 350 feet. It is a real battle for him, but he is a fighter. We were a week late for Decoration Day, but we toured a few cemeteries in Polk County. We left flowers on the Hensley graves in the Humansville Cemetery and then visited the Robinson Cemetery near Collins, the Rondo Cemetery and the Salem Cemetery near Cliquoit. Found stones of a number of relatives, but I didn’t find the one I was looking for. I was sure that great grandpa Joe Keeling was buried in the Rondo Cemetery, but we went all over that place and did not find him. I wonder if he decided to move. We were able to stay with cousins Raymond and Jacquetta Saturday night and Cousin Dale from the Phoenix area was there as well. It was great to spend the evening remembering the days gone by. Raymond’s place is gorgeous and Jacquetta’s rose bushes are spectacular. We left Sunday morning and headed for Mexico, Mo to visit Cousin Harry at the Veteran’s home. Harry is struggling with the perils of aging and is going through health deterioration. He was alert and able to visit and it was good to spend some time with him. I lost a very dear friend with the passing of Albert Stewart last week. Albert was first class all the way and he always had a story for me. Albert was one of the few politicians that would speak the truth and stand by his convictions. I for one learned a lot from visiting with him and I will truly miss that. It has been a tough week for baseball and softball games as the rains have caused some problems. These are days that athletic directors hate as rescheduling becomes a pain. I did see that the EBF boys swept Davis County and that is always big. Both Tri-County and North Mahaska are posting baseball wins and they could both contend

By Burdell Hensley

So much for a drought! It might be time to consider building an ark. We have had a lot of moisture and other places are much worse than we are. In fact a lot of their excess is coming down the river to our folks. Yet with all the moisture, it can turn off dry in little of no time. So I can’t say we are out of the drought completely, but we have plenty of soil moisture now to get a good start on this year’s crop. I found this past weekend that other areas are quite wet as well. We had a Hensley family tribal gathering Saturday at the Coon Creek Baptist Church fellowship hall in Collins, Mo. What a beautiful place to have a family gathering and how fitting. So many of our family have roots in that church and many have served there in various capacities. We left Friday after work and drove as far as Brookfield, Mo. On the way down we noticed muddy fields and streams at higher than normal levels. Friday night it rained hard in Missouri and Saturday morning we were greeted by water over the road at Brunswick, MO. The Grand River was on a tear from heavy rains upstream earlier in the week. Friday’s rain just complicated the situation. There were places along a mile stretch where four or five inches of water was going over the road. The DOT was taking us through one lane at a time. I can report that it has been a wet spring in Missouri also and that their planting is no further along than ours. That is not the usual case. They do pasture a lot of cattle in central Missouri and the grass is belly deep on the cattle and quite lush. The reunion was quite enjoyable and it is evident that the younger generation can cook as well and those before them. Wow! What a selection of food. I didn’t even take my blood sugar count on Sunday morning as I was sure that I didn’t even want to see the number. It was gratifying to see a number of the younger generations there and it was sad to see fewer of

Just Sayin’ By Ralphi Munson

Gruber manning the coffee pot and Ted VerSteegh bringing in the donuts. Those are two adorable men that I would love to be around more often. And as I drive by in the mornings, I see all kinds of vehicles of some of our town’s most caring citizens. It wasn’t until I found out that this conglomeration of people were so encouraging for others to join them, and what they do with the small fee for a great cup of coffee/treat, that made me want to attend a few mornings a week. Now that school is out, I’m going to readjust my morning routine to join in the laughs. And if they let me in, you know they will welcome anyone. I sure hope to see you there. After all, it’s for a deserving cause. for the SICL crown. However, it does look like a pretty tough baseball league this year. In softball I have noticed that North Mahaska has put up some wins after an opening 1-0 loss to Lynnville-Sully. I believe that EBF has notched a couple of wins and I saw that Oskaloosa took a pair from Pella Christian. Hopefully it will dry out a little this week and action on the diamonds can heat up a little. Let’s take a look at what happened in our yesterdays. 100 years ago: June 4, 1913- The Penn College faculty drubbed the seniors on the diamond 8-5. The feature of the game was the pitching and hitting of “Ironman Stanley” of the faculty. 75 years ago: June 7, 1938- Harvey blanked the Cedar All-Stars 7-0 behind the pitching of Barnett. Barnard led Cedar with three hits and Bender added a pair of hits. 50 years ago: June 10, 1963- The Osky Connie Mack team came from behind to beat Victor 6-4. Danny McAdams pitched the win. A triple by Davis Bair and a double by Chuck Davis led the Mackers. June 12- Jim Powell pitched a threehitter and fanned 15 as Eddyville beat Cardinal 6-2. Roger Evans singled twice and Tom Adreon doubled to lead the Rocket offense. 25 years ago: June 7, 1988- Tri-County nipped English Valleys 1-0 behind the pitching of Eric Stein. Stein allowed five hits and fanned nine. June 7- The North Mahaska girls used an eight run sixth inning to deck Monroe 14-4 in DMRC play. Amy Smith pitched the win and smacked three hits. Jill Sharp also cracked three hits while Marci Zimmerman singled twice and Wendy Sampson and Sharon Rouw belted RBI doubles. June 8- Oskaloosa’s Jerry Smith qualified for the U.S. Open Golf Tourney. June 9- Tom Burger pitched a fivehitter and fanned 14 as Tri-County blasted HLV 16-6. Scott Edmundson drove in five runs with a pair of doubles and a single and Burger knocked in three runs with two doubles and a single. June 12- Pella Christian upset No. 5 Ottumwa 8-0 to win the Eddyville Softball Tourney. Emily Grimes pitched the shutout and Lynee Rozenboom, Karen VandeVoort, Grimes and Van Haften each doubled. Have a great week and remember that blessed are those who expect to receive nothing, for they shall never be disappointed.

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Parson to Person: Hope for Haiti

I am writing this on a Sunday night from the Republic of Haiti. It’s a hot and humid 95 degrees June 2nd evening. I’m sitting in a hotel room in the city of Les Cayes, a coastal city on the southern peninsula, right along the beautiful Caribbean. It’s not my first time to Haiti. My first trip to Haiti was in 1979, and if my count is right this is somewhere around my 15th trip to this country. When I arrived in Port-au-Prince at the age of almost 21 in 1979, I came with my father and another missionary. In short, that 1979 trip to Haiti changed my life and the lens through which I viewed my life and everything with which I had been blessed. It may be that all you know about the country of Haiti is just two things; one, they had an earthquake that absolutely devastated and destroyed too much of an already impoverished country, including over 200,000 people’s lives and, two, the country of Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Well, you would be right on both of those statements. But there is way more to Haiti than a gigantic earthquake, lots of dead people, and poverty – as unbelievably and unexplainably tragic as these all are. I know that, because I see Haiti through a different lens every time I come back to this country. And that’s the reason I am here again. I don’t see all the poverty and tragedy and destitution in the same way I used to. What I see, every time I come to this country, is a resilient and incredibly, event-defying hope in the faces and hear the pounding heartbeat of hope in the hearts of the beautiful people of Haiti. Let me tell you what I am doing here in Haiti. My first three days on this trip were devoted to teaching a group of over 70 pastors at a local Baptist church that served as the host church. There were pastors and leaders there from various church groups in this region. And you might expect that when a pastor gets to teach pastors, well, let me just say that it’s like saying “sic ‘em” to a dog! What a great time to get to interact in teaching and listening to their stories - a group of pastors and church leaders who are truly making a difference in the mountain villages and the cities of Haiti. Most of their churches don’t look anything like yours – they may well be just a bamboo type hut covered with a black tarp or half of a tarp and inside that hut will gather 90 to 120 people – even though it should hold only 40 at most. But they are preaching a message of hope, in spite of the inconveniences and odds that are stacked against them.

And on this trip I’m actually working with a network of a couple of Christian missionary and relief organizations that have multiple ministries and are instilling and building hope together. One of these is called Laborers With Christ (LWC), directed by a good friend of mine from northwest Iowa. The physical aspect of LWC entails an agricultural and nutritional vision. This vision is to advance the health and wellbeing of people in need. LWC accomplishes this by establishing a research project through a program called FAAGRIC (Faith Agriculture) Research for the small farmer. The spiritual aspect of LWC is evangelistic – bring good news of hope to all who need it. The other organization is called Global Compassion Network (GCN). Among other things, GCN has partnered with Sukup Manufacturing Company in Iowa to bring relief to families without homes. Using highly modified grain bins, in just the past 14 months, GCN has been able to provide about 60 homes in the Village of Hope in Haiti. This has allowed people without homes since the massive and devastating earthquake almost three years ago to finally have a place of their own. The village now houses nearly 200 hundred people with a local school, water well, a solar energy producing station, a sanitation station with some of the few showers in the region, and other benefits that have locals praising the Village of Hope. I was excited to get to preach on Sunday morning this week in the morning worship service at the Village of Hope, in a steel-framed, still under construction church building that is being built with material supplied by Sukup Manufacturing. The Village of Hope - how hope-filled is that! Along with being at the Village

of Hope and working with the leadership staff in training and support this week, I have also been at the Consolation Center. It is located in nearby Torbeck, and houses 41 girls ranging in ages from 3 to 15. These girls have been orphaned, abandoned, or rescued from a life of slavery. All girls are now receiving an education, housing, clothing, daily nutritional meals, are well-loved and cared for and will have an opportunity to become productive members of society. Now, that is hope! They have heart-wrenching stories to hear told, but the good news is now they are in a safe and hope-filled place where they have hope for an incredibly bright future. And I couldn’t help but think of all that hope one little girl had as she climbed into my lap last Friday night while all the girls and ministry staff were watching “The Sound of Music” movie outside on a makeshift white sheet screen under a thatched roof gazebo and she fell to sleep – with her head on my shoulder and arms wrapped around me in love. Some people might call that sweet. I call that the “sound of hope.” Well, I hope you get a bit of the message from reading this that there is hope all over Haiti. I could tell you more stories and ministries and people that are offering hope and mak-

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Max Ladely of Bel Air, passed away at his home on May 27, 2013. Born in Deep River, Iowa, July 1932 to the late Dewey Ladely and Ona H. Sanders Ladely. Graduated 1951 from New Sharon High School, New Sharon Iowa. Served in the U.S. Navy from 1951 to 1955 aboard the USS Pittsburgh (CA-72), the USS Iowa (BB-61) and the USS Salem (CA-139). Husband of the late Mary G. Carr Ladely for 45 ½ years (1955-2000). Present husband of Elizabeth J. Erhardt Ladely from 2008-2013. Worked for the Glen L. Martin Company, Bendix Corporation, Bata Shoe Company, Kunkel Service Company and various other jobs before going to work at the V.A. Hospital, Perry Point Maryland 1963-1967. Worked for Department of Defense, APG (EA) Procurement Office 1967-1989. Was a life member of VFW Post 5337 in Abingdon, MD. Also survived by stepson, Steven Baker of Baltimore; stepdaughter, Lizette Harrison of Abingdon and numerous relatives. Predeceased by sister, Loretta Lee Moore. At the request of Max Ladely there will be no viewing or services. His remains are to be cremated. His wife Elizabeth B. Ladely has been requested to have a party in his honor for relatives and close friends. Donations may be made to Harford County Humane Society, 2208 Connolly Road, Fallston, MD 21047 or the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058. Memory tributes may be sent to the family at

Jace Race Schedule Released Events The Jace Race will take place on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at the North Mahaska School. The race will include a 5k run/walk and 1-­mile run/walk. Registration will be in the High School Cafeteria. The 1 mile run/walk will begin at 9:00 A.M. in the front of the North Mahaska Elementary School and the 5k run/ walk will follow at 9:20. The race will move through the streets of New Sharon and end in front of the school. Race participants will receive a race shirt and postrace refreshments. At 10:30 A.M., awards will be presented in the High School Auditorium. This race is not a certified race. *If there is inclement weather the race will be de-

layed up until 10:30. Online registration will be available at com for a fee. Awards: Medals will be presented at approximately 10:30 A.M. in the High School Auditorium. All participants under 10 yrs. old will receive a “Jace Race” bracelet. Medals will be given to the top three male/female finishers for each division in the 5K race. 5K Divisions: 10 and under, 11-­13, 14-­16, 17-­19, 20-­29, 30-­39, 40-­49, 50-­59, 60-­69, and 70+. In addition, prizes to the overall top male/female 5K winners will be given. More Information: briggsa@n-­ North Mahaska School (641) 637-4041

2013 New Sharon “Back to the Future”

Thursday, June 6:

5:30 pm Pet and Doll Parade (Line up at the Methodist Church) 6:00 pm Kids Program at City Park including Future Royalty Pageant, Bible School Music and Kids Dance Performance Followed by kids activities including greased watermelon and water fights

Friday, June 7: Vendors in the park

6:00 pm Community BBQ at City Park 6:15 pm Gospel music at the bandstand featuring Journey Band 9:00 pm Fireworks 9:30 pm Teen Dance at City Park Building (Age 13-18) $3 admission

ing a difference in the lives of some of the most beautiful people in the world right here in Haiti. Maybe those stories can be told here at a later time. Or better yet, if you don’t have a church to call home, stop by New Sharon UMC this coming Sunday and you can hear and see first-hand a report about hope in Haiti at our 9:04am worship

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Pastor Terry Pollard teaching at the Consolation Center to a group of orphaned children.

Saturday June 8: Vendors in the park

9:00 am 5th Annual “JACE RACE” 3K Run/1 Mile Walk at North Mahaska School (Proceeds to North Mahaska Education Foundation) 10:00 am Car Show 11:00 am Seniors serving lunch in the park 1:30 pm Annual Spring Festival Parade Followed by program at the park including queen contest, grand marshal, citizen of the year, honoring our veterans, awards, prizes 4:30 pm Adult “Big Ball” game at Reed Field 7:00 pm Alumni “Flag Football” game at North Mahaska High School 9:00 pm Rain date for Fireworks 9:30 pm Dance at Scooter’s Pub and Grub featuring the band Wikid Likir

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ASSEMBLY OF GOD Pastor Scott Collier Wed. 5-6:15pm Kids Club at Church website: Wed. 6:30-7:45pm Kingdom Kids (PreK-6th) Unleash Youth (7th-12th) Adult Bible Study Young Adults (@Collier’s) Sun. 9:30 a.m. Sunday School (all ages) Youth & Young Adults @ the Rock 10:30 a.m. Morning Celebration COMMUNITY CHURCH Barnes City Rev. Jim and Linda Sears 9 a.m. Sunday School 10 a.m. Worship 6:30 p.m. Evening Worship Sundays, 4 p.m. Youth Group (Pre-6th) FRIENDS CHURCH New Sharon Marlene Smoth, Pastor 9 a.m. Sunday school 10 a.m. Worship Mondays 7 PM prayer meeting Tuesdays 6 PM Bible study FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH New Sharon Associate Pastor Chris Sampson Sunday School for all ages 9:00AM Worship  10:00AM Wednesday 5:45AM  Promise Keepers Weds nights 6:10 pm-8 pm Gems and Cadets Thursday 6:30 pm Worship practice UFC Sundays at 6 PM TAINTOR COMMUNITY CHURCH Pastor David Pinkerton Worship 9 a.m. Coffee Time 10:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:45 a.m. Thursday Young Peoples 6:30 p.m. All ages welcome HARVEST COMMUNITY FELLOWSHIP New Sharon 2083 Hwy. 102 Richard Smith, Pastor 641-891-5060 Sunday School: 8:45 a.m. Fellowship: 9:30 a.m. Worship: 10 a.m. harvestcommunityfellowship@ BARNES CITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Pastor: Michelle Williamson Worship: 4:30 pm Sunday

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I saw in Haiti, again. Be filled with hope! Because I am.

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Page 6 • Thursday, May 15, 2008 • New Sharon Sun

Local Makes Hole in One Highway 63 coming into New Sharon was closed for some time. Even after opening, the water was still very close to the road.

A hole-in-one was made on Saturday, June 1 by Monte Upton on Hole No. 7 at The Prairie Knolls Country Club.

Templeton Earns Gold Rain Causes Problems for Baseball

Recording flooding in the area meant no safe water to drink and area residents were asked to conserve as much as possible. Sandbagging between storms helped. Mahaska County Emergency Management and CERT team members passed out bottled water for several days in New Sharon. One day they passed out water to 628 families and delivered to 53 residences that couldn’t make it out. They continued their efforts until the water was safe.

Ruts from cars and rain caused many country roads to be near impassable.

Rain fell so hard it washed hills away and out into country roads

Water caused a lot of problems for the town of New Sharon and also affected the baseball schedule for North Mahaska. Three conference games were scheduled for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Too much water forced all three games to be postponed to a later date. Saturday was a welcomed day as NM was able to travel to Eddyville to play in their tournament. The other two teams there were Pekin and Pella Christian. All four teams entered the tournament with successful records. The Warhawks faced off against Pekin in their opening game. NM and Pekin were in a tight one early on as the score was tied 2-2 after three innings. NM took control in their top of the fourth when the first seven batters reached base successfully. A big hit in the inning came off the bat of Beau Freeborn. Six Warhawks crossed the plate in the inning before it was over. The Warhawks kept the pressure on and scored another four in the top of the fifth. The big blow was a bases clearing triple off the bat of Zach Anderson. Anderson had a nice game for the Warhawks with 5 RBI in the game. A lot of the lineup scored runs including Freeborn with 2, Trent Roose, Connor Hehli, Brock Pollpeter, AJ Hibler with 2, Adam Pothoven, Jacob Dahm, Andy

Warhawk Softball in Action

Sheila Templeton recently participated in the State Special Olympics Swim Meet at Ames, Iowa. She received gold medals in both the 25 and 50 yard free-style swimming.

Conner Hehli goes up to caught the ball and tag the runner out. Pothoven, and Brandon Rash with 2 also. The defense and pitching held off Pekin and NM walked away with a 12-2 win. Roose and Freeborn handled the pitching duties combining to strike out five, walk two, and give up six hits. Next was the championship game against Eddyville-Blakesburg. It was quite a pitching duel. EB had their two aces going and Freeborn, AJ Hibler, and Andy Pothoven were up to the challenge. NM struggled early on against the hard throwing righty from EB. NM manufactured a run in the fourth to take a 1-0 lead. Roose walked and forced a wild pick off attempt at first. Roose used his wheels to advance to third on the throw. Anderson hit a hard grounder up the middle that was mishandled

and Roose scampered across with the go ahead run. The only problem was that was the only run the Warhawk offense could muster. EB tied the game on a solo homerun in their half of the inning. The NM pitching was keeping the EB bats off balance. EB finally took control of the game in the bottom of the sixth when they rallied to score four runs in the bottom half of the inning for a 5-1 win. It was an overall good day for NM. They got a chance to get back on the diamond before facing conference foes again. Positives on the day were the defense and the pitching performances of Hibler, Freeborn, Roose, and Pothoven. NM finished the week 3-0 in conference and 5-1 overall.

Senior Sarah Bowen

Stay Tuned for NM Softball Updates in next week’s issue of the Sun.

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