October 31, 2013 The Wright County Monitor • Page 17
Dows Area News Don’t forget Standard Time resumes
DOWS COMMUNITY CALENDAR Thursday, Oct. 31 • Trick-or-Treat in Dows from 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. Halloween party at the DCCC from 5-6 p.m. Drop off your UNICEF boxes for a free book. Sunday, Nov. 3 • Daylight Savings Time ends
The end of Daylight Savings Time for 2013 is this Saturday night, November 2 (Sunday a.m.) November 3. And it is the time to turn your clocks back and enjoy an extra hour of sleep on Sunday.
at 2 a.m. Set your clocks back 1 hour. Monday, Nov. 4 • Dows City Council to meet at City Hall, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12 • Football banquet, 6 p.m.
Trick-or-treat time set for 3:30-6:30 Thursday, Oct. 31 Once again, Dows-area children will be trick-or-treating on Friday, Oct. 31 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Many will be carrying with them the orange UNICEF boxes. Any child who turns in a UNICEF box will be eligible to win a book, while supplies last, courtesy of Dows Harmony Club. Harmony Club will sponsor a Halloween Party at the Dows Community Convention Center this year, beginning at 5 p.m. Hot dogs will be served, compliments of Dows Commercial Club, along with milk, provided by Kensington Club and Commercial Club. According to information
received through Harmony Club, UNICEF is guided by a commitment to build a world fit for children. The annual trademark “Trickor-Treat for UNICEF” campaign is of special interest to children, parents and educators and provides an opportunity for children in the U.S. to raise funds to help children around the world while learning about the challenges they face. For many youngsters, “Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF” is their first volunteer experience. UNICEF boxes will be distributed to Preschool through third grades at school. For those older students
or others needing a UNICEF box, they will be available at the Dows Community Grocery. Ghosts, goblins, and many other costumed young ones will be roaming the streets after school, so contribute what you can. These kids will finish their routes with a visit to the Halloween-decorated Dows Community Convention Center for a Halloween Party, sponsored by Harmony Club from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. The Kensington Club will be serving the hot dogs and milk for the party.
great niece. I don’t get to see her or her sister Beth very often so it was a good way to do some shopping and visiting with them. Toni Paulsen. Hunter, Ryea and Paige were there too. So we sort of had a family reunion. Was good to have a little visit with them. We have to send condolences to the Boyington family in the loss of Maribeth at Rowan and the Warwick family from Coulter in the loss of Phyliss, These two ladies passed away last week and had been ill for a while. They will be missed. I don’t know much news this week. In the morning I usually sit in my chair and look out the window at the trees and machines going by. It is very relaxing and I love to see the trees bending in the wind and we seem to have lots of wind. When this house was built in 1958 it was a former pig yard and there wasn’t a tree in sight. In my Vincent home we were surrounded with trees and I missed that. Now we have some pretty good sized ones and I love them. It is fun to see the birds fly in and out and the squirrels chase
around. I have no cats so they don’t climb up the trees. Next week will be the end of October and also daylight savings time, I think. Another hour of sleep. Yah! This week I am not going to write about being old or tell old jokes. Will save them for some other time. Hope many of you are getting through with your field work. Then you can dress up for Halloween and go trick or treating. Till next time. MK
From the Korner
By Marillyn Korth It was quite a shock last week when we woke up to the ground white with snow. I know the forecasters said we would have snow, but I refused to believe it. I don’t think they thought it would be that much. It was really beautiful, and it was gone by evening and that was good. Once again a quiet week for me. Jean came over and helped me do some cleaning on Wednesday and I finally got my tables cleared off. Why is that so hard? I pile everything on them and then have to go through them to find anything. Thursday, we had Red Hats at Rick’s. A good crowd and a good visit. Carole C. brought some cute readings about getting old. They were sure true. Today we went to church and then to Norma’s daughter’s for lunch. Michelle lives down near Boone and it was a lovely drive down there and a delicious dinner. Michelle’s husband Greg was out in the field so we didn’t see him. Then we went to Stratford to a Tupperware, 31 party. It was held by Patrice Runyan, my
Madison Thomas and Ben Van Hove are pleased to announce the birth of their son Hayden John Van Hove, born October 27, 2013, and weighing in at 6 pounds, 9 oz. Hayden joins brother Bryar, 2, at home. Grandparents are Doug Thomas and Judy Oliver, Dows, and Jeff Van Hove of Titonka, Ia, and LaDonna Wester of Success, MO.
A preview of things to come
Although Dows saw about an inch of snow last week, it didn't last long, and temperatures were quickly back up in the 50's.
Dows School Board learns of enrollment increase Dows Up 15; Clarion-Goldfield Up 12 The Dows Community School Board learned that certified enrollment increased from 124 students last year to 139 students this year. The official count date was held October 1st and determines funding for the next school year. Dr. Robert Olson, Superintendent, shared that although enrollment is up, nine students have moved out of the district since the count date. The Clarion-Goldfield School District certified enrollment increased from 799 students last year to 811 students this year. The combined enrollment for the reorganized district will be 950 students. Certified enrollment represents the number of students residing in a school district for kindergarten through twelfth grades. Anita Frye, Board Secretary, presented the Treasurer’s Report and the Secretary’s Report for the 2012-13 school year. The report outlined the 2013 fiscal year and the beginning and ending balances. The general fund continued to see a decline in its balance. The beginning fund balance for the year was
$386,590.49 and the ending fund balance was $116,919.43. Olson shared that school board members, superintendents, and principals from the area met with representatives from the City of Eagle Grove and Iowa Central Community College to consider renovating the National Guard Armory in Eagle Grove into a Regional Vocational Center. The center could serve schools within a 30-mile radius. The districts are finding it difficult to hire teachers for specialized positions, such as industrial arts and business education. Additionally, low student participation is limiting what districts are able to offer for courses. As these positions need to be filled area schools will be looking to do more sharing and work together to provide course opportunities for students. Schools are in the early stages of coordinating class schedules in case more sharing is needed. Courses could be offered from Eagle Grove to other districts through technology. In other action the board… -Appointed Anita Frye as board
secretary. -Appointed Rick Engel as school attorney. -Approved continuation of the drug and alcohol testing in the existing consortium. -Set the next meeting for Monday, November 18 at 7 p.m.
4-H Annual Awards Night
The Annual Franklin County 4-H Awards Night will be held on Sunday, November 3, at the Hampton-Dumont Middle School, in Hampton, beginning at 7 p.m. Those to be recognized during the evening include 4-H’ers with outstanding project records; volunteers with five, ten, fifteen, twenty five and thirty five years of service; Honorary and Alumni 4-H Award winners; Individual and Club award winners. The public is invited to attend this special event and help congratulate our outstanding members and volunteers.
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