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Wubbena wins this week’s Football Contest There were 2 entries missing 3 games on this week’s football contest - Tom Wubbena and Deb Hummel, both of Allison. Determined by the tie-breaker, Tom was the 1st place winner and will receive $35 in football bucks while Deb placed 2nd and will receive $15 in football bucks. Seven entries missed on four games this week. Football bucks can be spent like cash at any of the locations listed on the football contest pages, and may be picked up at either newspaper office. Check inside for this week’s featured games and submit your picks for a chance to win!

Attention Hockey Fans! Calling hockey fans of all ages... mark your calendars for Wednesday, November 20, at 5:00 p.m., as the Waterloo Black Hawks hockey team will be at the Clarksville library! Join them for this hockey-filled program, and watch the library Facebook page for more info!

Pistols and Pearls class set for Saturday Still time to register North Butler Pheasants Forever are sponsoring a Pistols and Pearls basic class for women on Saturday, November 16, from 8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at Doc’s in Clarksville. The basic class for instruction includes learning to shoot and live shooting at the range. To sign up or for more information, call 319-404-5718, 319-610-1134 or 319-240-7371 or email ronc5536@

Butler County Celebrates 4-H! The annual Butler County 4-H Awards Program will be held Sunday, November 17, at the Aplington-Parkersburg Auditorium. The program will begin at 2 pm. Awards will be presented to clubs, members, leaders and adults. There will be a silent auction before and after the program and the County Council will be installed. Light refreshments will be served following the program. Please come and support Butler County 4-H on Sunday, November 17th!

Join the American Cancer Society to smokeout Nov. 21 The American Cancer Society celebrates its 100th year in the fight to end cancer, it is encouraging smokers to use the Great American Smokeout on Thursday, Nov. 21, to make a plan to quit smoking and help finish the fight against tobacco. More than 43 million Americans – nearly one in five adults – still smoke, according to ACS. From 1965 to today, cigarette smoking among adults in the U.S. decreased from more than 42 percent to around 19 percent. Currently, smoke-free workplace laws protect 49 percent of the U.S. population from the dangers of secondhand smoke. Find tips and tools online at For more information on how you can get involved with your local American Cancer Society Relay For Life please visit: butlercountyia.

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Moads calling it quits after 33 years inBybusiness Pat Racette Longtime owners of four pharmacies in Butler County, Joan and Randy Moad, are calling it quits. The couple recently sent out letters to customers in Allison, Clarksville, Greene and Nashua Pharmacies, letting them know they no longer would be taking prescriptions after Dec. 7. The Moads sold their business to Hy-Vee, who will be getting delivery vehicles and staff to handle all the pharmacies’ customers. Hy-Vee in Waverly will be the headquarters. As far as the Moads’ employees, Hy-Vee will interview anyone interested for floral, pharmacist, pharmacy technician and sales clerk positions. “Hy-Vee is making an investment,â€? Joan said, the Clarksville pharmacist for the last 23 years. “We wanted our customers to be left in good hands, and we thought they were the best ones to do that.â€? The Moads closed down Dows Pharmacy last year, before stopping business at Dumont Pharmacy five months ago. Allison is the only location holding on to their store, changing its name to Allison Variety, Hardware and Floral and keeping the photo machine, floral part, blood pressure machine, computers and hardware. “When I closed Dumont last July, I had no designs of selling this business,â€? Randy said, Allison’s pharmacist. “But as we thought of selling Clarksville, it began to become apparent that it was going to have to be all or nothing. “After considering their [Hy-Vee] offer, rather than having me wait three or four years to hit the magic 65 [years old number], [I thought] maybe just go ahead and get it done‌We worked with them so that they are going to start a pilot project and deliver in all the towns. This was a very important part of our agreement.â€? One of the main reasons the Moads decided to sell the business was due to reimbursement rates from insurance companies not covering the costs of some prescriptions. “They [insurance companies] cut back the reimbursement rates,â€? Randy said. “So now on something the insurance companies used to charge a patient $8, they have lowered it down to $3. The difference is coming out of the pharmacy’s pocket, not the insurance company.â€? “It’s just in the last three or four years that things have seemed to snowball, and when you see horrible reimbursement rates, you wonder if it’s worth staying open to lose money basically.â€? In 2014, Randy won’t have to go back and forth between Allison and Dumont pharmacies; and the Moads won’t have to worry about insurances, employees or working weekends, as their retirement will begin. “My wife [Joan] has wanted to retire for some time, [and] my daughter graduated from North Butler and is going to Berklee College of Music in Boston [Mass.] now,â€? he said. “We think she’ll be traveling soon, so maybe we’ll be traveling around with her, be a band groupie or something.â€? The Moads’ daughter, Christine, plays bass guitar and sings with

Clarksville AMVETS Color Guard Rex Knapp [Provost Marshall], Bob Janssen, Arlen Laube, Dan Forry, Bruce Fenneman and Bob Litterer listen to Habbo Fokkena, the guest speaker, at the Veterans Day Program. (Pat Racette Photo) By Pat Racette Clarksville Community School District held their annual program Monday in honor of Veterans Day. Principal Bob Saathoff welcomed the audience of middle and high school students, along with staff and public too, and then left them with a poem. It is the veterans, not the preachers who have given you freedom of religion. / It is the veteran, not the reporter who has given you freedom Clarksville Pharmacy will no longer be accepting prescriptions after Sunday, Dec. 7. The building is for sale, with big going-out-of-business deals to begin soon. The store/pharmacy/floral officially closes at the end of the year. (Pat Racette Photo) Dirty Blind, a 1960s/’70s classic rock band that opened up for Jefferson Starship this year in the North East. With only 10 credit hours left before graduating, Christine took off this semester to check out the music scenes in Nashville, San Francisco and L.A. for life after college. Besides traveling with their daughter, Randy wants to take on a more active role at Wilder Park, while Joan has several projects that have been on hold. CLARKSVILLE PHARMACY The Clarksville Pharmacy opened up in 1981 where Bill Tjaden Insurance is now. Two years later, the Moads bought the building across the street (111 S. Main St.) from the retiring and well-known Huber’s Clothing Store owners. “The pharmacy area was actually the shoe department in Huber’s store,â€? Joan said. “The shelves were perfect for shoe boxes and it’s perfect for pill bottles too‌When this building came open and we first moved in, I thought this is so big, we’ll never fill it. Some 30 years later, we certainly did fill it up!â€? Joan looks back and remembers the kids then that have kids now with prescriptions. “I can’t believe I’ve been at this so long, I’m seeing generations go by,â€? she said. She also remembers Clarksville’s old downtown celebration, Images of Christmas, which is being resurrected this year. “That was always a lot of fun,â€? she said. “All the different things that the townspeople planned, and that brings back a lot of good memories with all the different things we did for that.â€? The Clarksville Pharmacy store, along with the Nashua and Greene stores, will be open until Dec.31. All the buildings are for sale, with big going-out-of-business sales to begin soon. Joan sees the soon-to-be vacant building in Clarksville as an opportunity for somebody hungry to start

a business. Jeff Kolb, Butler County Development Corporation Executive Director, said the goal now is to find a better solution with brick and mortar pharmacy presence in each of the towns. “We have already reached out to some resources to see what our options are,� Kolb said. “We need to adapt to a changing retail climate. We may be looking at options to colocate pharmacies within an existing business. Our organization will work with the Moads to market their buildings. All three are dominant storefronts in their respective downtown, and we need to work together to find new uses for these buildings. “We need to adapt and find new and creative ways to retain these vital services in our communities.�

of the press. /It is the veteran, not the poet who has given you freedom of speech. / It is the veteran, not the liberal protesters who have given you freedom to assemble as we assemble here today. / It is the veteran, not the lawyer who has given you the right to a fair trial. / It is the veteran, not the politician that has given you the right to vote. / It is the veteran who salutes the flag and serves under the flag.

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Express Mart deals with changes

Since Casey’s General Store had to close after last week’s fire, Express Mart is the only place in town for gas convenience. By Pat Racette had to double up employees’ hours Clarksville Express Mart is now to avoid hiring someone for a limited the lone place in town for gas and time until Casey’s reopens. convenience. Due to the small amount of storage With Casey’s General Store hav- in the building, she is also working ing to close after a fire broke out last with vendors to accommodate the week, the Express Mart has had to town’s demands for more supplies. change parts of service to accommo“I’ve seen a lot of new faces,� date new business. Chesnut said. “It’s been interesting The shop is adding a diesel pump dealing with new customers. I’ve since Casey’s had the only one in been on the phone a lot with vendors town. They will be getting rid of too, getting more supplies. leaded gas to install diesel next “We were busy before, and we’re week. even busier now.� Manager Vickie Chesnut said she’s

Images of Christmas reveals event details

Joan Moad has worked at Clarksville Pharmacy for 32 years, including getting her Master Business Administration in 1990 to work as the pharmacist for the last 23 years. Sunday, Dec. 7, marks her final day to fill up prescriptions before retiring and turning customers over to Hy-Vee. (Pat Racette Photo)

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Images of Christmas began in both vocal and instrumental music. 1992, with Lola Clark, Jeanette IoC committee hopes individuals Kramer, Cheryl and Jerry Manning or neighborhoods will prepare lightorganizing the event. ed luminaries for the evening event For the following 10 years, to resurrect the tradition that IoC went continued to bebegan in ’94 with Clark, come tradition. In DeKramer, Deb Schellhorn cember of 1993, 38 and Dawn Bruhn different sites fealighting up four Welcome to tured live scenes streets coming into in nearly all of the town with lumidowntown winnaries. dows. For this The lights of year’s IoC, a total the new Christof 43 businesses, mas tree downboth on and off town will be on for Main Street, are parthe first time Sunday, ticipating, with some Dec. 8, while the seven businesses partnering with churches portray half-hour Main Street shops. IoC 2013 also nativity scenes (the reason for the features: seven churches, school season). Hot beverages, sweet treats, music departments, a 4-H group, hobo stew and smores are a few of costumed characters, carolers and the offerings for the event. one business Bidding everyone a NOTE: The Images of Christmas Merry Christmas. committee is looking for a cardSome homeowners along Main board fireplace to hang stockings in Street plan on decorating for the one of the windows. Contact Lola at season as well. 278-4444. Several windows are contributing

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speakers, musicians and sponsors. Gift Certificates available for Camping at Wilder Park Have friends or relatives that enjoy camping? Then for Christmas, or other occasions, consider a camping gift certificate at beautiful Wilder Park at Allison. The cost per night of camping is $12.00. In addition to 52 spacious campsites; campers may enjoy 18 holes Frisbee golf, miniature golf, walking and bike trails, fishing ponds, three shelter houses, an enhance playground, tether ball, sand volleyball, a giant chess/checker board, wildflower prairies, shower house, dump station , entertainment center and eight tent camping sites. Wilder Park is one of a very few campgrounds that has extreme storm shelters. The gift certificates are available at Allison City Hall, 319-267-2245.

PARKERSBURG — The Ed Thomas Family Foundation and First Congregational Church of Parkersburg will host NFL and Life, an inspiring evening at the Aplington-Parkersburg High School Auditorium, Saturday, Nov. 23, at 7 p.m. Admission is free to the event, which features messages from Aaron Kampman, an Aplington-Parkersburg graduate who recently retired from a career in the NFL, and his brother Andy, who currently serves as Director of Mobilization at the Austin Stone Community Church in Austin Texas. The event will also feature music from The Johnson Strings. Following the event refreshments will be served and information will be available from each of guest

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Clarksville Election Board workers were forced to move from AMVETS Hall to the library last Tuesday, due to the early morning fire at Casey’s General Store. From left, Lola Clark, Cindy Hendrickson, Joyce Freese, Juanita Backer, Dave Clark, Carol Heckman and John Heckman all made the transition to still start at 7 a.m., with individuals waiting to vote.

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After waking up to a call that Casey’s General Store was on fire last Tuesday, Clarksville Election Board Chairman Lola Clark contacted Kristen Clark about using the public library for the election site. Originally, the election site was to be at AMVETS Hall, but due to the early morning fire, Lola and Dave Clark met up with the Butler County

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Election staff just before 6 a.m. to quickly pack up the equipment that had been placed the night prior and move it to the basement of the library. The rest of Clarksville poll workers arrived at 6:30 a.m. to put their stations together, with the B.C. staff leaving shortly at quarter till 7 a.m., with all equipment up and running.

The election team then was sworn in at 6:55 a.m., before Lola rang the bell to open the polls right on schedule. Early voters were already present to vote. The election board thanks library director Kristen Clark for making the meeting room available to them. All voters were offered the use of the elevator to the lower level.





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Social studies teacher Chris Arians followed by taking the microphone for opening remarks, describing a quote that free is never free and about his travels to the east coast. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You never really know how much people sacrifice for you and for your freedom until you get into a situation kind of like that where itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really humbling,â&#x20AC;? Arians said of visiting Arlington National Cemetery. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Also on my Washington, D.C., trip I was able to visit the World War II Memorial. On the memorial was a big wall; full of gold stars the size of my hand. Each star is meant to represent 100 military deaths from WWII, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just from the United States side. There are 4,048 starsâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;? Veteran Habbo Fokkena was next up as the guest speaker, asking questions that werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t to be answered but contemplated. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Why are we here today? Why are you sitting there? Why you are thinking about veterans?â&#x20AC;? Fokkena said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As Mr. Arians asked you, and I want to ask you again â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Have you ever wondered, have you ever thought about why those people that you know when you raised your hand a short time ago [if knew someone in military] left their families? Left their jobs? Left their communities? Left to serve their countries either here or abroad?â&#x20AC;? The high school select choir sang both the Star Spangled Banner and the patriotic hymm of God Bless America in the ceremony, while the Clarksville AMVETS Color Guard presented and retrieved colors, and Mr. Sundet played TAPS on trumpet.


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Clubs & Meetings IOWA RETIRED SCHOOL PERSONNEL ASSOCIATION BIG 4 UNIT The Big 4 Unit of Iowa Retired School Personnel Association will meet on Wednesday, November 20, at 9:00 a.m. at Cedar Health, 807 Fifth Avenue, in Charles City. Musical entertainment will be by Richard and Gloria Wyborny. Big 4 members will be providing treats for the residents of Cedar Health. The Iowa Retired School Personnel Association is a professional organization of dedicated volunteer members who keep in touch with issues of significance to retired school personnel. The Big 4 local unit welcomes all retired teachers, aides, nurses, cooks, bus drivers, custodians, secretaries, etc., from Floyd, Butler, Bremer, and Chickasaw counties, which comprise the Big 4 Unit. Members are reminded to bring items for community food boxes. Prospective members are invited to attend. All retired school personnel are welcome. If you have previously retired and not joined us, please come check us out. The first yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dues are paid for new members. ________ CLARKSVILLE P.E.O. Chapter IT P.E.O. Sisterhood members met in the home of Lois Roose in Waverly on Nov. 4th at 7:30 p.m. President Peggy Litterer opened the meeting with 18 members present. Officers and chairman of committees gave their monthly reports. A letter from Liz. Janice Metz gave an detailed report about submitting a recommendation from Chapter IT for a Clarksville senior girl for a STAR Scholarship. Technology chairman Sheryl Lindner reported on the Website Submission Guidelines. A report is to be submitted to this site dealing with our Chapters participation in the Spelling Bees in Clarksville and at the Little Yellow School in Allison as a outreach education project. The Chapter will send an appreciation gift to the Clarksville Public Library for the recent use of the meeting room. A communication from Liz Bunnell, from the Iowa State Chapter, about updates of P.E.O. projects was read. Committee Chairman received report information sheets. A report of the International Convention sent by delegate Diane Petty from the Eldora Chapter was read. Meredith Borchardt tied in her assigned program theme â&#x20AC;&#x153;Even a small star shines in darknessâ&#x20AC;? with her power point presentation with the latest information from the Clarksville Visioning Committeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Library Park Master Plan. She highlighted the associated recent improvements of plantings behind the Fire Station, the park development and the Band Stand. She expressed the great support of the community and a grant that to help fund the building of the Band Stand. It has taken many small stars shining to bring the Visioning goals out of darkness as goals for the community are being reached. The adventurous arrival of some members and a challenge by the President at the beginning of the meeting continued with the productive decorating of a Tiny Tim Tree, for the Library tree display. Each person signed a star on a glittering balls garland. The hostess served refreshment at the close the meeting. ________

The Plainfield Library movie night will be on Friday, November 15, at 7pm in the Neilson Room. Popcorn will be provided. Come out and enjoy the movie â&#x20AC;&#x153;Oblivionâ&#x20AC;?! A veteran assigned to extract Earthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s remaining resources begins to question what he knows about his mission and himself. Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, and Andrea Riseborough star in Oblivion, an original and groundbreaking cinematic event from Joseph Kosinski, director of TRON: Legacy and the producer of Rise of the Planet of the Apes. On a spectacular future Earth that has evolved beyond recognition, one manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s confrontation with the past will lead him on a journey of redemption and discovery as he battles to save mankind.

Wibben graduates Upper Iowa University Upper Iowa University is pleased to announce Travis Wibben from New Hartford, IA, graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business Admin in August. Honors qualifications as follows: Summa cum laude is awarded to those with a 3.8 to 4.0 GPA; magna cum laude (3.6-3.79 GPA), and cum laude (3.3-3.59 GPA). Upper Iowa University has 19 U.S. off-campus education centers, a traditional residential campus in Fayette, international centers in Hong Kong and Malaysia, as well as an extensive online program and an self-paced degree program. Waverly Health Center to Present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Improving Healthâ&#x20AC;? Lunch nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Learn at The W Waverly Health Center (WHC) will offer a lunch nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; learn on Wednesday, November 20. The event will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at The W in the Wet Classroom, located to the right of the welcome desk by the pool. Brian Pins, WHC community health specialist, will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Improving Health through Environmental, Behavioral and Cultural Changes.â&#x20AC;? This event is free and open to the public. Guests can bring their lunch and park in the Wartburg College visitor parking area on 12th Street. For more information, call The W at (319) 352-8249.

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ing earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Clark is the son of Larry Clark of Clarksville, and Tonya Folkerts of Osage. He is a 2011 graduate of Osage High School.

Pictured are four of the five 2013 Cedar Valley Hospice Honored Volunteers: Kathryn Manfull, Jeanette Garetts, Eva Schmitz and Shelli Pint. Not pictured: Joan Nanke

Cedar Valley Hospice volunteers recognized at state luncheon Five Cedar Valley Hospice volunteers were honored at the Hospice and Palliative Care Association of Iowa (HPCAI) at a special luncheon held this fall in Altoona. HPCAI recognizes volunteers each year for their commitment to hospice and palliative care agencies and the patients, families and communities they serve. Cedar Valley Hospice volunteer honorees were: Kathryn Manfull, Grundy Center office, patient and family volunteer; Eva Schmitz, Independence office, patient and family volunteer; Jeanette Garretts, Waverly office, patient and family volunteer; Shelli Pint, Waterloo office, board of directors and Friends of Cedar Valley Hospice board member; and Joan Nanke, Waterloo, Cedar Valley Hospice Home volunteer and Friends of Cedar Valley Hospice board. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Volunteers are essential to providing the highest quality care with compassion,â&#x20AC;? said Cedar Valley

Hospice executive director, Marvin Fagerlind. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are proud to have these volunteers as part of our Cedar Valley Hospice family. This recognition for going above and beyond for the patients and families we serve is well deserved.â&#x20AC;? Cedar Valley Hospice is a notfor-profit, multi-service agency, providing comprehensive palliative and end-of-life care to terminally ill individuals, support for patientsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; families, and services to those who grieve. Services through Cedar Valley Hospice are available to anyone suffering from any life-limiting illness, regardless of their age, diagnosis or ability to pay. Grief support is available to anyone in the community struggling with the death of a loved one and is offered free of charge. Cedar Valley Hospice serves Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Grundy, Tama, parts of Benton, Chickasaw, Delaware, Fayette, Hardin, Linn and Marshall counties.

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Tanner W. Clark Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Tanner W. Clark graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic train-


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Scholarship Contest For High School Seniors The Butler County Democratic Central Committee announced today it will provide a $500.00 scholarship to a Butler County senior high school graduate who writes the best 500 word essay on Why I Am Proud To Be A Democrat. Entry deadline is April 15, 2014. Printed entries are to be sent to Tim Juhl, Butler County Democratic Vice Chair, 506 N 4th St. Greene, Iowa 50636. The winner will be picked by a panel of three judges consisting of Robert Schnucker, Humanities Professor of Parkersburg; Ray Brost, English Professor of Clarksville, and David Mansheim, Emeritus Attorney of Parkersburg. The winning entry will be announced April 23, 2014. Essays must be the original work of the student and of publishable quality. Judges reserve the right not to award

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Church Directory ACKLEYWashington Reformed Church 28182 Birch Ave Phone # 641-847-2817 Rev. Jack D. Ritsema, Pastor Service Times: 9:00 a.m. Sunday School; 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship; 7:00 p.m. Evening Worship. ALLISONAllison Bible Church 108 Pfaltzgraff St. Sunday, Nov. 17: 9:15 a.m. Bible Hour; 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship Wednesday, Nov. 20: 7:00 p.m. Lord’s Supper and Prayer Allison Congregational Church Ralph Wedeking Pastor Sunday, Nov. 17: 9:00 a.m. Sunday School & Confirmation; 10:00 a.m. Worship Service. St. James Lutheran Church Pastor Jeffrey A. Blank Sunday, Nov. 17: 9:00 a.m. Worship, Coffee & Fellowship following Worship, Worship & Music are your hosts; 10:00 Sunday School; 5:00 p.m. Thrivent Chili Supper & Annual Meeting in the Parish Hall Tuesday, Nov. 19: 9:00 a.m. SewSew Sisters; 7:30-10:30 a.m. Coffee at The Corner Wednesday, Nov. 20: 9:00 a.m. W-ELCA Sewing & Potluck; 6:00 p.m. 7 & 8th Grade Confirmation Thursday, Nov. 21: 9:00 a.m. WIC; 9:30 a.m. Bible Study at Elm Springs; 7:30-10:30 a.m. Coffee at The Corner Saturday, Nov. 23: 7:00 a.m. Women & Men’s Bible Study Elm Springs; The Corner Hours: 2-5 p.m. Middle School, HS: 7-11 p.m. Trinity Reformed Church Pastor Gary Mulder 614 Cherry St. 319-267-2982 Note: Handicap Accessible Services are broadcast live on Dumont Cable Channel 998. Sunday, Nov. 17: 9:00 a.m. Worship; 10:00 a.m. Fellowship; 10:30 a.m. Sunday School; 11:15 a.m. Harvest Potluck; 5:00 Small Gr. Wednesday, Nov. 20: 6:30 p.m. Middle School Youth Group Thursday, Nov. 21: 9:30 a.m. Women’s Bible Study APLINGTONHitesville Gospel Hall R.R., Aplington Sunday, Nov. 17: 10:00 a.m. Ministry of the Word; 11:00 a.m. Worship; 7:00 p.m. Gospel Service Wednesday, Nov. 20: 7:30 p.m. Prayer Meeting and Bible Study AREDALE, BRISTOW AND DUMONTNew Hope Parish United Methodist Churches Pastor Ann Donat Aredale Sunday, Nov. 17: 8:00 a.m. Worship Service Dumont Sunday, Nov. 17: 8:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Worship Service. BRISTOWBristow Church of Christ Justin Briney, Minister Ph: 641-775-3301 Sunday, Nov. 17: 9:00 a.m. Coffee and goodies; 9:30 a.m. Bible School for all ages; 10:15 a.m. Worship Service; 6:00 p.m. Evening Worship.

Reformed Church, Bristow Kesley Presbyterian Church Pastor Tamara Entin Cell: 515-293-0928 Home: 515-532-2274 Sunday, Nov. 17: 9:30 a.m. Worship at Bristow. CLARKSVILLE – Peace for your soul, In a peaceful setting. Unity Presbyterian Church Ridge Avenue & 220th St. One mile south of Hwy. 3 Pastor Christine Kaplunas Sunday, November 17: 10:00 a.m. Worship Service. St. John Lutheran Church 204 N. Washington 278-4765 Sunday, November 17: 9:00 a.m. Sunday School; 10:00 a.m. Worship/ Communion. Monday, November 18: 7:00 p.m. Handbell practice. Wednesday, November 20: 6:15 p.m. Confirmand Prayer Partner Supper. Thursday, November 21: Newsletter Deadline. Community United Methodist Church 309 W. Superior Street Pastor Dan Fernandez Community-Shell Rock UMC Office 885-4554 Pastor Dan cell: 515-729-7079 Handicapped Accessible Sunday, November 17: 9:15 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service. Immanuel United Church of Christ 203 S. Mather Street 319-278-4224 Sunday, November 17: 9:15 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship; Coin Meeting; 1:30 p.m. Nursing Home. Tuesday, November 19: 10:00 a.m. Communion @ Clarksville Nursing Home. Wednesday, November 20: 9:00 a.m. Bible Study; 6:00 p.m. Confirmation; 7:30 p.m. Bible Study; 7:30 p.m. Dartball. New Life Lutheran Congregation Unity Presbyterian Church Ridge Avenue & 220th St. One mile south of Hwy. 3 Rev. Kris Snyder, Pastor 1st, 2nd and 5th Sundays; 3rd and 4th Sundays Galen Eiben, Lay Pastor Sunday, November 17: 8:00 a.m. Worship. Tuesday, November 19: 1:30 p.m. Ladies Bible Study. Church of Christ 302 S. Elizabeth Street Val Swinton, Pastor 278-4416 Sunday, November 17: 8:45 a.m. Coffee & Donuts; 9:15 a.m. Sunday School; 10:00 a.m. Worship Service; 6:30 p.m. Bible Study. Wednesday, November 20: 7:00 p.m. Bible Study; 7:00 p.m. Sonbeams. DUMONTDumont Reformed Church (641) 857-3514 Pastors Jeff and April Fiet Sundays: 9:00 a.m. Sunday School (age 3 through high school); 10:00 a.m. Worship (Nursery Care

Provided Each Week; Communion on the First Sunday of each Month) Wednesdays: 7:00 p.m. RCYF (youth group for 8th-12th grade) GREENEFirst Presbyterian Church 319 East Traer Streets P.O. Box 160 Greene, IA 50636-0160 Jenny Ehlers, Pastor Sunday, Nov. 17: 8:30 a.m. Worship Followed by Fellowship St. Mary’s Catholic Church Msgr. Walter Brunkan, Pastor Sunday, Nov. 17: 10:00 a.m. Mass. St. Peter Lutheran Church 324 E. Traer, Greene Gary Hatcher, Pastor 641-816-5531 Sunday, Nov. 17: 9:00 a.m. Worship, WELCA Thank Offering; 10:00 a.m. Fellowship, Sunday School; 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Christmas Program Practice; 11:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship with Holy Communion; 4:00 p.m. Veggie Tales Family Fun Night Monday, Nov. 18: 3:00 p.m. Prayer Shawl Ministry Wednesday, Nov. 20: 7:00 a.m. Men’s Bible Study; 6:30 p.m. 7th & 8th Grade Confirmation Saturday, Nov. 23: 6:00 p.m. Worship NASHUASt. John’s United Church of Christ, Pleasant Hill 10009 Union Ave. Nashua, IA 50658 Like us on facebook: St. John’s UCC-Pleasant HillNashua Rev. Jessica Margrave Shirm (641) 435-4998 Saturday, November 16: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Assemble Operation Christmas Child Boxes. Sunday, November 17: 9:30 a.m. Worship Service; 10:30 a.m. Kids Choir/Confirmation/Sunday School. Wednesday, November 20: 7:308:15 p.m. Youth Devotions; 7:30 p.m. Dartball - Immanuel. Thursday, November 21: 9:00 a.m. Women’s Bible Study. PLAINFIELD – First Baptist Church 809 Main Street 319-276-4889 Pastor Shawn Geer Sunday, November 17: 9:15 a.m. Sunday School – all ages; 10:30 a.m. Worship. United Methodist Church 404 2nd Street Pastor Catherine Orth Church - 319-276-3195 Cell – 319-231-2117 Office Hours: Tuesday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, 1-3 p.m. Sunday, November 17: 9:00 a.m. Worship. PLEASANT VALLEY – First United Church of Christ 31015 150th Street, Clarksville 319-276-4443 Rev. Peter Wenzel, Minister Sunday, November 17: 9:00 a.m. Sunday School; 10:00 a.m. Worship. Wednesday, November 20: 10:30 a.m. Clarksville Care Center Communion; 1:30 p.m. Ida Hardt Memorial Circle; 7:30 p.m. Dartball w/ Methodist. ROSEVILLESt. Mary Church Roseville, IA Msgr. Walter Brunkan, Pastor Saturdays: 7:00 p.m. Sundays: 8:30 a.m.

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First Baptist Church 223 W. Washington Street Shell Rock, IA 50670 Pastor Alan V. Dicks Sunday, Nov. 17: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service; 6:00 p.m. Sunday Evening Service Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 p.m. AWANAS-Bible Verses, Stories, Refreshments

Richard “Dick” Freese Richard “Dick” Freese, age 79, of Clarksville, died Friday, November 8, 2013, at the Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo, from natural causes. Private family graveside services were held Monday, November 11, 2013 at the Lowell Cemetery in rural Clarksville. Memorials may be directed to the family of Richard Freese. RedmanSchwartz Funeral Home in Clarksville is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

Peace Lutheran Church (LCMS) 121 East Washington Pastor Michael Knox 319-231-9761 Saturday, November 16: 5:00 p.m. Worship; 6:00 p.m. Bible Class. Faith Lutheran Church 422 N. Prairie Street Pastor Kim Smith 319-885-4547 Email: faithsr@butler-bremer. com Sunday, November 17: 9:00 a.m. Worship Service; 10:00 a.m. Sunday School; 10:15 a.m. Contemporary Worship Service. Wednesday, November 20: 7:00 p.m. Evening Worship Service. VILMARSt. John’s Lutheran Church Pastor Mark Walker St. John’s is Handicap Accessible. Sunday, Nov. 17: 8:45 a.m. Sunday School, Confirmation; 10:00 a.m. Worship Service with Holy Communion, Coffee & Fellowship; 1:30 p.m. Worship at Allison Rehabilitation Center Tuesday & Wednesday, Nov. 18 & 19: 2:00 p.m. Sewing at the Church Wednesday, Nov. 20: 6:00 p.m. Confirmation; 7:00 p.m. Choir Practice Saturday, Nov. 23: 7:00 a.m. Prayer at Elm Spring WAVERLYSt. Mary’s Catholic Church 2700 Horton Road Fr. Dave Schatz 319-352-2493 Eucharistic Liturgies: Saturday 5:15 p.m. and Sunday 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Friday, November 15: 7:00 a.m. Mass. Saturday, November 16: 4:30 p.m. Reconciliation; 5:15 p.m. Mass; Photo with Santa. Sunday, November 17: 8:00 a.m. Mass/Children’s Liturgy of the Word/Baptism - Henry Stauffer; 10:00 a.m. Mass/Children’s Liturgy of the Word/Baptism - Gabriel Rogers; Photo with Santa after mass; 11:00 a.m. Catholicism Series; 7:00 p.m. Catholicism Series. Wednesday, November 20: 6:008:00 p.m. High School Youth Night; 6:00-7:00 p.m. First Reconciliation Class. Peace United Church of Christ 1800 11th Street SE 319-352-3151 Pastor Jonathan Hennings Sunday, November 17: 8:30 a.m. Sunday School; 9:30 a.m. Worship Service. St. John Lutheran Church Missouri Synod “Church of the Lutheran Hour” On radio stations WMT, 600 AM at 6:30 a.m.; KXEL, 1540 AM at 7:00 a.m. & KWAY, 1470 AM at 8:00 a.m. Every Sunday 415 4th Street SW Rev. Matthew Versemann & Rev. Keith Brustuen Sunday, November 17: 8:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Worship; 9:15 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Class. Wednesday, November 20: 5:30 p.m. Confirmation; 6:00 p.m. Midweek Classes. Open Bible Church 1013 E. Bremer Ave. Senior Pastor Rev. Marvin Talamantez Ph: 319-352-2038 Sunday, Nov. 17: 8:30 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. Morning Worship; Coffee Corner: Sundays at 9:45 a.m.

Sandra Lou Austin Sandra “Sandy” Lou Austin, age 75, of Clarksville, Iowa, was born the daughter of Frank and Marian E. (Marquand) Austin on April 15, 1938, at Mercy Hospital in Waverly, Iowa. She graduated from Clarksville High School in 1956 and then attended Hawkeye Community College earning a degree in Nursing. After graduation, Sandy lived in Waverly and in 1973 she moved to Clarksville. Sandy worked as a nanny and at the canning factory in Clarksville. She started working for Waverly Health Center in 1960 and retired in 2001. Sandy also worked at Doc’s Restaurant in Clarksville for over 50 years. Sandy was a member of Community United Methodist Church in Clarksville. She was a past youth group leader and enjoyed helping and organizing the annual church soup supper. Sandy enjoyed cooking, shopping and going to the Casino. She was also fond of playing cards, reading and listening to music. Sandy especially loved to spend time with her family. She also enjoyed watching her grandchildren participate in school events. Sandy died Saturday, November 2, 2013, at Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo, Iowa, following a courageous battle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her mother, Marian Austin on February 5, 2013; one granddaughter, Casie Hovenga on July 27, 1992, and one sister-inlaw, Muriel “Mert” Austin Sandy is survived by her father, Frank Austin of Clarksville, two daughters, Donnette Groeneveld of Shell Rock and Nichole (Levi Green) Austin of Greene; five grandchildren, Nathan Hovenga, Jesse Smoot, Collon Hovenga, Austin Green and Bailey Green; two great-

Science of Parenting: Time with Grandparents AMES, Iowa — Historian, mentor and friend are some of the roles that today’s grandparents play. During November, family life specialists talk about how important grandparents can be in the lives of their grandchildren in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. “The relationship of a grandparent and grandchild is second in emotional importance only to the parent/child relationship,” said family life specialist Donna Donald. “This month we will take a closer look at the various roles of grandparents, including grandparents raising their grandchildren.” “Today’s grandparents often have more time to spend with their grandchildren. They are eager to share their life experiences, nurture a new

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grandchildren, Keaton Vance and Jasen Hovenga; two brothers, Craig Austin and Mike (Sally) Austin all of Waverly; several nieces and nephews and her beloved pet dog, Buddy. Funeral services were held Wednesday, November, 6, 2013, at Community United Methodist Church in Clarksville, with Rev. Dan Fernandez officiating. Organist was Lola Clark and she played for the congregation as they sang “Amazing Grace” and “How Great Thou Art”. Special music played was “Feed Jake”. Casketbearers were Nathan Hovenga, Jason Austin, Mike Austin, Craig Austin, Scott Cuvelier and Hap Ruth. Jesse Smoot, Collon Hovenga, Austin Green, Bailey Green, Keaton Vance, Shane Austin and Jasen Hovenga served as Honorary Casketbearers. Inurnment will be held at a later date at Lynwood Cemetery in Clarksville. Memorials may be directed to the family. Online condolences may be left at Redman-Schwartz Funeral Home in Clarksville was in charge of arrangements.

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Relay Leadership Forum…. Six Butler County Relay for Life Committee members attended the American Cancer Society Northern Iowa Relay for Life Leadership Forum in Clear Lake on Saturday, November 9th. Those from Butler

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See his long, orange body scram the opposite way I was going makes me angry. He’s gotten out before and it usually hasn’t been a problem, but on this day it’s not that simple to get him. My blood begins to boil as I take Colton into Mom and look to get Tom in one fell swoop. But every time I get near him, the slippery, elongated and vocal cat swiftly runs by me in a blur. My wife was going to work as well, as she was right behind us before Tom crept his way out the side door and to freedom. She’s now on my case to hurry up because she’s going to be late. Trying to focus on a better time and better place where happiness seeps out of me with every breath, I give up and decide maybe I need to get some of this anger out. I start to close in on Thomas yet again, as he lies on his stomach like a scaredy cat. Tom is by far our most anxious cat, which is annoys us, but he is the best cuddler too. When I get mad at him, it’s always hard to be really angry, because he doesn’t have a mean bone in his body. He happens to be in the garage, so I think it’s a good idea to shut the door and enclose him. However this backfires horribly, as Thomas gets more afraid and jumpy and I get more and more mad at him, feeling like I should rip off my shirt to become the Incredible Hulk. But unfortunately or fortunately, my muscles stay puny and I’m yelling at Tom like he is a human. Somehow I get my hand on him, but he makes a mad dash for it and hides under my car in the front, where I have no chance to get him. I’ve now come undone, but my wife saves the day by coming outside with treats and grabbing up Tommy as he munches them. Though I feel like an idiot for not thinking of it and instead locking us in the garage to get him, I’m just happy he’s in. Who knows, maybe I needed to get that anger out? Hopefully Tommy didn’t take offense, and if he did, I did apologize to him that night when I got home and pet him good and told him I loved him.

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Tuesdays, bloody Tuesdays Tuesdays are always an enigma to me. They likely should be the most boring day of the week, but rarely is that the case for me anymore. Last Tuesday, let’s just say it was one of those Tuesdays that I wished could’ve gone better. At 4 a.m., my son jumps into bed and says, “I want to get up, Daddy. Daddy, I want to get up.” Who knows how long he asked me that question, as eventually I could ignore him no longer and pulled my bones together to make him something for breakfast. Then around 6:30 a.m., I get a text message that Casey’s General Store caught on fire. Having trouble believing this, I want to go find out what’s going on, but I have to go through the morning routine before I can get there. A little overwhelmed by the start of the day’s news, knowing it’s deadline day, chinks in my armor begin to show. I’m supposed to have all my assignments in, but obviously for such a disaster changes have to be made. My family’s orange cat, Tom aka Thomas, somehow sneaks out the door behind me as I walked out the door to drop Colton off and head to Clarksville to see what is going on with Casey’s.

Family Caregivers: ‘Now More Than Ever’ AMES, Iowa — Adding the role of caregiver to an already full life can be overwhelming. With about 90 million family caregivers in the United States, National Family Caregivers Month is recognizing the need for their service with the theme “now more than ever.” “The physical, emotional and financial stress can make it difficult to appreciate the rewards of caring for a loved one,” said Donna Donald, a family life specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. “As the number of family caregivers continues to grow, ‘now more than ever’ it is important to recognize the vital role family caregivers play and find support and resources to help them thrive, not just survive.” Two out of five adults in the U.S. are family caregivers and 39 percent of all adult Americans are caring for a sick or disabled loved one, according to the Caregiver Action Network. The network coordinates National Family Caregivers Month every November as a time to thank, support, educate and empower family caregivers. “Caregiving takes many forms. A caregiver may help a friend or relative with housekeeping, grocery shopping or personal care,” Donald said. “Maybe you drive your loved one to doctor appointments or social activities at a senior center. Maybe your loved one lives with you or you help him or her with financial, legal or insurance issues. If you do one or more of these, you are a caregiver.” Extension and Outreach Resources for Caregivers Caregivers who thrive, rather than just survive, understand that by taking care of themselves, they are bet-

ter able to provide the care that their loved ones need, Donald said. Family caregivers can get resources online from eXtension, America’s research-based learning network. Go to family_caregiving for information, webinars and “ask an expert” questions and answers related to many aspects of family caregiving. Family caregivers also may want to seek out a Powerful Tools for Caregivers class from ISU Extension and Outreach, Donald said. These classes, held over a period of six weeks, are designed to provide family caregivers with skills they need to take care of themselves. “The Powerful Tools classes help caregivers find balance in their lives. You’ll learn ways to reduce stress, improve self-confidence, better communicate your feelings and increase your ability to make tough decisions,” Donald said. For information about upcoming classes, contact any ISU Extension and Outreach county office or check the Powerful Tools for Caregivers website,

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Huh? I don’t know about you, but I find health insurance to be extremely frustrating! When I was teaching, I never really gave it a lot of thought; I’d get sick and go to the doctor, pay my co-pay and insurance paid the rest. As a teacher, it was an added benefit and we could choose Option A (low premium, high deductible) or Option B (high premium, low deductible). Since I wasn’t paying, I usually took Option B. Now that I‘m in a job with no health care benefits, I am fast learning the ins and outs of insurance. I have my own plan and have had it for 3 years and have never paid the same premium amount two times in a row. There’s ALWAYS a “slight adjustment” made. With all the uproar about Obamacare lately, I’ve become even more confused. People are being told they will no longer be able to remain on their plans because there’s not enough coverage provided. Really? If my era is close to retirement, do they really need an obstetrics and pediatrics option? Yet, current plans will no longer be available because they don’t have them! So, we have to pay for options we will probably never need? We can’t select the plan we’ve always had? Where can I go for answers to these tough health questions? Glad you asked! ISUEO evidently saw the writing on the wall months

ago and felt people would be needing access to information that was fair and impartial. They put together and piloted an information meeting called “Smart Choice Health Insurance” and it is being carried out all over Iowa. The workshops will be covering: 1) Key health insurance terms and concepts 2) Thinking about YOUR health care needs 3) Comparing policies 4) The new Health Insurance Marketplace 5) Premium Tax Credits and other cost reductions The meetings are free to all participants and all ages are welcome. Registrations are required so call the Butler County Extension & Outreach Office today to sign up. There will be 3 meetings in Butler County in the next few weeks: Monday, Nov 18, 6-8 pm, Butler County Extension Office Monday, Dec 2, 3-5 pm, Parkersburg Public Library Monday, Dec 2, 6-8 pm, Greene Public Library All meetings will be presented by Brenda Schmitt, ISUEO Family Finance Specialist. If you want answers to your health care questions, call the Butler County Extension Office at 319/267-2707 and register today!

Tips for Holiday Shopping As holiday shopping becomes a 24hour, seven day a week proposition for more and more retailers, consumers need to be on guard 24/7 when shopping for holiday gifts online, by phone or by mail, or through local brick and mortar stores. Ads & Sales • Read store ads carefully. Is the store offering sale items at a limited quantity? Can you get a rain check if it’s an out-of-stock sale item? • Take the ad with you when you go shopping to make sure you find the right item at the price advertised. • Focus on bottom-line prices, not discounts. Discount claims may not reflect real savings, if the seller inflated the original price of an item and then discounted it to make the “discount price” appear as a bargain. The Seller • Buy from a seller you trust. Whether the seller is down the street or across the country, know who you’re buying from. Be wary of online retailers that don’t disclose contact information, including a phone number and physical address. • Understand the seller’s return and refund policies. How long do you have to return the item? Will you get a full refund, store credit, or nothing? Is there a restocking fee? Do you need a receipt and the product packaging? If the seller ships an item that you later decide to return, who pays for shipping? • If you’re making an online purchase, make sure it’s a secure website. Secure sites use an “https“ prefix in their Web address. The “s” stands for secure, which means the site is not secure without it! Don’t email financial information, such as credit card or bank account numbers. • If ordering online or by phone, use a credit card because credit cards generally offer consumers better protections in cases of fraud or disputes. Only give credit card numbers to sellers you know and you called. And review your monthly statements to ensure the charges are correct.

Avoid using a debit card, because debit transactions draw directly from your bank account. Don’t wire money or send cash. • If it’s a mail or phone order, the merchant is required to ship the item within 30 days of the order, unless the seller clearly discloses a longer wait in advertisements or catalog. If the merchant cannot meet the 30day deadline, the seller must disclose it to the customer and offer the option of a cancellation and full refund. • If you’re buying through a layaway, be sure you understand the policies, including any additional fees or restrictions, and cancellation policies. Warranties & Extended Warranties • How long does the seller warranty the product? Does a seller’s warranty go beyond the manufacturer’s warranty? • Think carefully about extended warranties and service agreements. Be sure to understand the terms, including what is and is not covered. Extended warranties often mean add-on profits for sellers, but they can also offer peace of mind for the buyer and convenience if the product breaks during the warranty period. Gift Cards • Understand the terms. Does the merchant charge a gift card purchase fee? Does the merchant charge an inactivity fee (which is allowed after 12 months of inactivity)? • The card must clearly disclose the expiration date, and fees must be clearly disclosed on the card or its packaging. Gift cards must be good for five years from the purchase date, or from the last date any additional money was loaded onto the card. • Urge the recipient to use the card sooner rather than later to avoid loss, theft, and future inactivity fees. And keep your receipts, or give the recipient a receipt in case of problems down the road.

The partial shutdown of the federal government revealed the ugly side of our national politics. As Americans struggle to recover from the Great Recession, federal lawmakers continue to furiously volley back and forth on how to pay for a bloated budget with money they do not have. The morale of the American people is waning, for our nation’s leaders have failed to inspire confidence in the people they serve. Perhaps now is the time to remind Americans of the significance of state governments. While being heard by Congress seems like a monumental task, Americans can talk to—and be heard by—their state lawmakers. State governments are best suited to address local issues, and together, a chorus of state lawmakers can elicit real change in a state’s direction and hold sway over the federal government. The United States Constitution was designed with state governments in mind. The 10th Amendment gives power to the states and to the people and reminds all Americans they do have a seat at the table. And, while the federal government was shut down, state governments were open and fully functional. States have bills to pay, promises to keep and their constituents to serve. Significant to state governments is their relationship with their citizens. State officials live and work among their constituents, and it is much easier to hear the praises and protests of your constituents when they are your neighbors. This type of relationship is what keeps state governments accountable and helps them more easily reflect the needs of their residents. Governing from 2,000 miles away is a difficult task, and it is no wonder people say Congress and the Administration are de-

tached from the rest of the nation: they physically are. In Iowa and 47 other states, the law requires a balanced budget, and states’ taxation policies, education policies, environmental policies and other policies give them their own unique signatures. The beauty of state governments is not their similarities, but their differences. These differences give Americans the ability to make decisions on what is best community by community, from deciding in which state to live to which state to own a business. State governments provide choice for the American people, and those choices are what allow Americans to make decisions best suited for them. State governments are representative of the government our founders envisioned: of the people, by the people and for the people. Returning the balance of power back in favor of the states would return us closer to the model intended by the framers of the Constitution. It may also be our best opportunity to avoid the crippling impact of dysfunction in Washington D.C. This shutdown marked the 18th time the federal government has shut down since 1976. Certainly it seems the federal government is willing to use the American people as a bargaining chip. Perhaps it is time to remind the federal government of its purpose. If government is emblematic of the people it serves, then our federal government does not hold the American people in high regard. While there will always be differences in opinion, state governments show that regular compromise can be achieved and that opposing parties can work together. It is time the federal government looked to the states as models of leadership.

Help for Iowa Veterans in need Military service is a life-changing event for service members and their families. Our obligation to veterans continues long after they return home. The Veterans Trust Fund is there to help those in the greatest need. The Legislature created the Veterans Trust Fund in 2003 and invested about $6 million in state dollars. To increase the balance in the Fund and help more veterans in need, the Legislature voted in 2008 for the Iowa Lottery to create patriotic-themed scratch and pull-tab games with profits going to the Fund. These instant lottery games bring in $2 million to $3 million annually. In addition, Iowans who file a tax return may designate a donation to the Veterans Trust Fund through an income tax check off. As of September 30, the Fund had reached a balance of $18.1 million. Interest earned on the Veterans Trust Fund has been helping veterans and their families, particularly those with limited incomes who have immediate needs, since December 2007. The Iowa Commission of Veterans Affairs administers the Fund, authorizing requests for

unemployment assistance due to service-related causes; health and dental care; medical equipment and prescription drugs; counseling and substance abuse treatment; home and vehicle repairs; and emergency housing. To better protect our veterans from the long-term effects of brain injury, the Legislature voted this year to allow the Veterans Trust Fund to cover screening for service-related traumatic brain injury for those who do not qualify for any other government program, private health insurance or managed care organization. During the 2013 session, we also established an account within the Veterans Trust Fund to defray college expenses for children of service members who died on active duty prior to 9/11 by transferring $129,000 from the War Orphans Educational Assistance Fund. The federal Post 9/11 GI Bill covers college tuition for children of military personnel killed in action since September 11, 2001. To learn more about the Veterans Trust Fund or to apply for help, go to html#Veterans_Trust_Fund.

Health Care Rollout is Short on Transparency By Chuck Grassley It’s hard to believe has been online more than a month already. The website wasn’t ready for primetime when it was launched. Technical experts say there are serious design problems. The Obama Administration has suggested people call instead of going online, but that doesn’t help because enrolling in the new health care program by phone requires the same computer infrastructure that’s causing problems for online visitors. When people do manage to register themselves on, it’s not clear insurance companies are able to take the next step and enroll the registrants in health care coverage. News reports show problems with the individual information insurers use to enroll the individuals in a health care plan. Inaccurate or corrupted data would interfere with successful enrollment. That has implications for when the Administration should enforce the individual mandate requiring enrollment. It would be unfair to penalize people for not having health insurance when technical problems have impeded their enrollment. Enrollment numbers continue to be extremely hard to come by. That’s worrisome. Government programs should be transparent because

transparency brings accountability for the significant taxpayer dollars and resources at stake. Performing our constitutional responsibility of oversight of the executive branch of government, a fellow senator and I are seeking information on our own. We asked four major health insurers for their enrollment numbers, and we sought contracts and cost information from the companies that built the flawed This week, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will testify before the Finance Committee, with jurisdiction over much of the new health care program. She should expect to deliver concrete facts on the new health care program’s troubled rollout and provisions that are affecting millions of Americans, from cancellation of their current insurance to reductions in their work hours related to the new law. The President achieved what he sees as the signature accomplishment of his tenure. He and his Administration are responsible for every aspect of that signature accomplishment, including what doesn’t work and what undermines the previously successful parts of the health care system.

6 â&#x20AC;˘ Thursday, November 14, 2013

The Way It Was

by Dave Clark

Due to a rather busy schedule this week Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve gone to my past interesting e-mails for this weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s column, parts of which may have shown up before from time to time. However Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sure you will see that they are well worth repeating. Or maybe not, anyway itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the best I can do this week. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s amazing what you can find on the internet! In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nuclear weapons combined. Ninety percent of the taxi drivers in New York City are recently arrived immigrants. Mosquito repellents donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t repel. They hide you. The spray blocks the mosquitoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sensors so they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re there. Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least 6 feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush. The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as substitute for blood plasma. No piece of paper can be folded in half more than 7 times. Try it! Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes. You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television. Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are fifty years of age or older. Butterflies taste with their feet. The first product to have a bar code was Wrigleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gum. A Boeing 747s wingspan is longer than the Wright brotherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first flight. American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating 1 olive from each salad served in first-class. Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise. Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning. Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin. Barbieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts. Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined. Marilyn Monroe had six toes. All US Presidents have worn glasses. Some just didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like being seen wearing them in public. Pearls melt in vinegar. The three most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro, Coca Cola, and Budweiser, in that order. The first owner of the Marlboro Company died of lung cancer. A duckâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quack doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t echo and no one knows why. The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days when the engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on the ground floor and figured out how to walk up straight staircases.

The dot over the letter â&#x20AC;&#x153;iâ&#x20AC;? is called a tittle. A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top. A 2 X 4 is really 1-1/2 by 3-1/2. During the chariot scene in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ben Hur,â&#x20AC;? a small red car can be seen in the distance. On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily! Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood. The number of possible ways of playing the first four moves per side in a game of chess is 318,979,564,000. There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with orange, purple and silver. The name Wendy was made up for the book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Peter Pan.â&#x20AC;? There was never a recorded Wendy before. The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin in World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo. Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to s-l-o-w film down so you could see his moves. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the opposite of the norm. The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Born in the USA.â&#x20AC;? The original name for butterfly was flutterby. The phrase â&#x20AC;&#x153;rule of thumbâ&#x20AC;? is derived from an old English law which stated that you couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb. The first product Motorola started to develop was a record player for automobiles. At that time, the most known player on the market was Victrola, so they called themselves Motorola. Roses may be red, but violets are indeed violet. By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you cannot sink into quicksand. GOOD FACT TO REMEMBER?? Celery has negative calories. It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with. Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest. Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying. An old law in Bellingham, Washington, made it illegal for a woman to take more than 3 steps backwards while dancing. ?? The Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from Public Libraries. Bats always turn left when exiting a cave!!

Smart Choices: Options in the New Health Insurance Market Do you need information to help you make a smart choice about health insurance? Do you have friends, colleagues, family members who need information? ISU Extension and Outreach can help! Spread the word by passing this message on to others. FREE Extension workshops will address â&#x20AC;˘ Key health insurance terms and concepts â&#x20AC;˘ Thinking about your health care needs â&#x20AC;˘ Comparing policies â&#x20AC;˘ The new Health Insurance Marketplace â&#x20AC;˘ Premium Tax Credits and other cost reductions The workshops will be led by Brenda Schmitt, Extension Family Finance specialist, and will be noncommercial and non-political. They

will introduce the new Health Insurance Marketplace â&#x20AC;&#x201C; what it is and how to use it - and will describe the cost reductions available to many Iowans through the Marketplace. Participants will also build information and skills for choosing a health insurance policy that fits their needs. For more information contact your local Iowa State University Extension and Outreach office or contact Brenda Schmitt at 641-5812-0650. Monday, November 18, 2013, 6:00-8:00 pm, Butler County Extension Office Monday, December 2, 2013, 3:005:00 pm Parkersburg Public Library Monday, December 2, 2013, 6:008:00 pm Greene Public Library Registration required, please call: Nancy Jensen, Butler County Youth & Outreach Coordinator, 319-2672707 or email

Home Country by Slim Randles My first wife came from a ranching family way back up in the hills and had a cousin, Ted, who was a hounddog man. I talked my way into hunting with him, of course. All went well until we were on the way home, when a badger ran across the road and dove into a large culvert pipe. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Oh wow!â&#x20AC;? Ted yelled. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s get him!â&#x20AC;? He released most of the hounds and they plugged the culvert pipe with bawling insults. In the dead center of the pipe was a snarling badger. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gotta smoke him outta there,â&#x20AC;? Ted said, lighting a cigar and handing it to me.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now crawl in there and smoke that sucker out,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You sure?â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;How many badgers you hunted?â&#x20AC;? So I crawled into the pipe with the cigar in my mouth, puffing away, and the badger actually backed up a few steps. Then Ted released his old dog from the car. He screamed in the other end of the pipe and grabbed that badger in the butt. The record for backing out of a culvert pipe with a glowing cigar in oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mouth was shattered. My wife told me that, as a member of the family, I could hunt with Ted all the time. After the divorce....

Community/Editorial Clarksville Public Library Notes Kristen Clark, Library Director


Hours: Mon., Wed. 10-6; Tues., Thurs. 10-5; Fri. 10-4; Sat. 10-2

Roger and Noah Doty are pleased to share their collection of ammunition from over the years in this monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s display case. Stop in to take a look at these unique items! ATTENTION HOCKEY FANS! NEW FICTION Calling hockey fans of all agesâ&#x20AC;Ś.. Dangerous Refuge by Elizabeth mark your calendars for Wednesday, Lowellâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;L.A. homicide detective November 20, at 5:00 pm, as the Tanner Davis returns to the rugged Waterloo Black Hawks hockey team Nevada ranch country of his youth will be at the library! Join us for this to settle the estate of his late uncle, hockey-filled program, and watch Lorne Davis. Tanner isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t exactly our Facebook page for more info! looking for love--or murder--but ANNUAL TINY TIM TREE both are very much in the cards. DISPLAY The Mourning Hours by Paula â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Tis the time to be thinking about Treick DeBoardâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Kirsten Hammartiny trees! The Library will be hav- strom hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been home to her tiny ing its annual Tiny Tim Christmas corner of rural Wisconsin in yearsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Tree Display again this year! After not since the mysterious disappearskipping last year (due to the build- ance of a local teenage girl rocked ing project), we are excited to fill the town and shattered her family. the tops of the new shelves with tiny Shine, Shine, Shine by Lydia trees! Netzerâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;The story of two odd chilFamilies, kids, adults, groups, and dren who grew up and fell in love, businesses are welcome to bring a the way they fit and the way they fell decorated tree starting Monday, No- apart, how he became an astronaut vember 18, (week before Thanksgiv- lost in space, and she became the ing). Trees can be decorated to rep- perfect wife whose â&#x20AC;&#x153;perfectâ&#x20AC;? wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t resent a group or business, a favorite real. collection or even a non-holiday reAlso look for: Shiver by Karen lated theme! If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in need of a Robards; Butch Cassidy: The Lost tree, the library has a few to loan out Years by William W. Johnstone; The just for this occasionâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;let us know if Summer Everything Changed by you would be interested in borrow- Holly Chamberlin; Black Jack by ing one! Lora Leigh; Storm Front by John The trees will be on display during Sandford; A Conspiracy of Faith our Holiday Open House on Satur- (#3 in Department Q series) by Jussi day, December 7th! Watch the paper Adler-Olsen; and Big Sky Summer for more information about the open (#4) and Big Sky Wedding (#5) in the house! Parable series by Linda Lael Miller.

Community Home Meals November 17 - 23 Contact the office at Clarksville Community Nursing Home, 278-4900, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, if you are interested in having Home Meals delivered to you.

Sunday - Turkey, mashed potato/gravy, glazed carrots, dinner roll, milk, pie; Monday - Ham, au gratin potato, peas & carrots, garlic bread, milk, fruit cobbler; Tuesday - Chicken patty/bun, hash browns, squash bake, milk, peaches; Wednesday - Salisbury steak, mashed potato/gravy, broccoli/ cheese, bread, milk, banana bars; Thursday - Pork chop, mashed potato/gravy, asparagus, bread, milk, cake; Friday - Cheddar meatloaf, pasta salad, mixed vegetables, bead, milk, pudding; Saturday - Ring bologna, yams, peas & carrots, bread, milk, bar cookie. ** Menus are subject to change without notice.

Clarksville Community School Board Of Education Tentative Agenda Monday, November 18, 6:30 p.m. Community Room 1. Call To Order: 2. Presentations: 3. Consent Agenda: a. Approve agenda: b. Approve minutes: september, 2013 c. Approve monthly financial reports: october, 2013 d. Approve personnel recommendation: 4. Receive Communications And Visitors: 5. Action/Discussion Items: a. Special education contracts: b. In-town bus stops c. Heating/cooling agreement: d. SBRC (school budget review committee) for additional allowable growth: 6. At-Risk/School Improvement Coordinator Report: 7. MS/HS Principal Report: 8. Superintendent/Elem Principal Report: P-T 9. Items For The Next Board Meeting 10. Work Session For Site Visit Interview Questions 11. Adjourn: 12. Next Board Meeting Date:

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Grassley comments on National Adoption Month Q: Why is National Adoption Month observed in November? A: During this season of thanksgiving, millions of American households open their homes to friends and family from near and far. We come together to celebrate cherished traditions that have been handed down for generations. Hospitality, hearth and harvest come to mind as families gather at the table and give thanks. As Americans make plans for the holiday feast, we can quibble about giblets in the gravy or whether to roast, deep fry or brine the turkey. Each family enjoys its own unique traditions and family favorites on the Thanksgiving menu. When itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all said and done, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really no place like home. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s especially fitting to commemorate National Adoption Month in November. Tens of thousands of foster children in America long to have a permanent place setting at their very own familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s table on Thanksgiving Day and every other day of the year. Last year, nearly 400,000 children lived in the U.S. foster care system. Of those, nearly 102,000awaited adoption. More than 26,000 aged out of the system before ever securing a permanent place to call home. Since 1990, National Adoption Month has helped to raise awareness for children awaiting adoption and appreciation for those who have answered the call to serve as foster or adoptive parents. So many of us look forward to celebrating the homecoming of friends and family on Thanksgiving Day. Just consider the hope-filled anticipation of a child longing to be welcomed home for good to a forever family. Q: What can be done to help more children awaiting adoption to find a permanent, loving home? A: As co-founder and co-chair of the bipartisan Senate Caucus on Foster Youth, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve worked to raise public awareness and educate policymakers about the challenges facing foster youth, especially those who age out of the system with no long-term support structure in place. Children and adolescents need stability, certainty and constancy in their lives. A permanent, loving home provides the most nurturing foundation to help youth reach their fullest potential in society. We should acknowledge foster youth throughout the year, not just November, and give thanks to parents who heed the call to adopt a child. And, we can always do more to ensure that children who await adoption get the assistance they need, including support to stay in school and sustain their education. Earlier this year, I introduced the Foster Youth Stamp Act of 2013 that would provide for the issuance and sale of a postal stamp by the U.S. Postal Service. Revenue generated from the stamp would support state-based programs, including the Adoption Opportunities Program â&#x20AC;&#x201C; which seeks permanent outcomes for foster care youth through adoption, guardianship or kinship care â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and the State Court Improvement Program â&#x20AC;&#x201C; which seeks to improve legal representation for youth and addresses caseloads and the courtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s role in achieving safe, stable, per-

manent homes for children in foster care. Q: What other legislative provisions have you championed to promote adoption? A: As an outspoken advocate for â&#x20AC;&#x153;life, liberty and the pursuit of happinessâ&#x20AC;? at the policymaking tables in Washington, I believe these founding principles apply especially to vulnerable children in our society. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve worked with Iowa families, foster youth, child welfare advocates, court representatives and social workers to help identify financial, legal and bureaucratic roadblocks that make it difficult for kids to find a permanent, loving home through adoption, guardianship or reunification with their birth family. Through congressional hearings and legislation, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve worked to raise awareness about the stability that adoption can bring to a child in need of a loving home as well as the public good adoption brings to society. â&#x20AC;˘ In 1997, I worked to advance the Adoption and Safe Families Act that is credited with doubling adoptions from foster care in many states. â&#x20AC;˘ As then-chairman of the taxwriting Senate Finance Committee, I secured an expansion of federal tax credit assistance in the 2001 tax law that increased qualified expenses for adoption from $5,000 to $10,000. Today the tax credit is indexed for inflation and was made a permanent provision of the federal tax code earlier this year. Adoptive parents this year may apply $12,970 in qualified adoption expenses to their 2013 federal tax return. â&#x20AC;˘ In 2006, congressional hearings in the Senate Finance Committee led to the passage of the Child and Family Services Improvement Act that improved programs designed to help troubled families and increased caseworker visits for foster care youth. â&#x20AC;˘ In 2008, I authored the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions law which increased federal incentives for states to move children from foster care to adoptive homes; made it easier for children to be adopted by relatives; made children with special needs eligible for federal adoption assistance; and, established new educational opportunities for youth who age out of foster care at age 18. Q: What is National Adoption Day? A: Since 2000, 44,500 families have finalized adoptions on National Adoption Day. Organizers single out the Saturday before Thanksgiving to raise public awareness and honor adoptive families across the country. As Iowans count our blessings and celebrate family on Thanksgiving Day, letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s remember the children in our communities who dream to find a family to call their own once and for all. Have you, a family member, friend or neighbor considered adoption? On behalf of the thousands of foster children whose single-most important wish upon the turkeyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wishbone would be to take a seat at their very own familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Thanksgiving table, I encourage you to prayerfully consider the call if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in a position to do so.

Hawkeye Valley Agency On Aging Clarksville Site Meals are served at Greene Community Center Monday through Friday, for reservations call 641-823-4422. Meals are also served at the Dumont Legion Hall on Wednesdays, for reservations call 641-857-6231. Home delivered meals are also available. If you are age 60 and over you may eat for a contribution, under 60 cost is $6.00. For more information call 319-272-1767 or toll free at 877-538-0508. Monday, November 18 - Taco beef/taco sauce/sour cream, lettuce & tomato, Spanish rice, Fiesta vegetables, tortilla chips, tropical fruit; Alternate B - California veggie soup, sliced turkey, Swiss cheese, kidney bean salad, multi-grain bread/ mustard, tropical fruit; Tuesday, November 19 - Herbed pork patty, mixed beans, zucchini & tomatoes, wheat bread/margarine, fresh banana;

Alternate B - Chef salad/dressing, orange juice, no salt crackers/margarine, fresh banana; Wednesday, November 20 Chicken casserole, Brussels sprouts, Tuscany vegetables, wheat roll/margarine, fresh fruit; Alternate B - Sliced roast beef, Swiss cheese, Fiesta salad, ranch house tomatoes, wheat bread, fresh fruit; Thursday, November 21 - Beef spaghetti sauce/spaghetti noodles, broccoli & cauliflower, wheat bread/ margarine, glazed fruit; Alternate B - Cranberry chicken salad, pasta salad, country tomatoes, no salt crackers/margarine, glazed fruit; Friday, November 22 - Sliced turkey breast/turkey gravy, whipped potatoes, bread dressing, French green bean casserole, wheat roll/margarine, pumpkin pie; Alternate B - No Alternate.

Ainsley Lovrien with her 3rd place gilt that later won the carcass class.

AK-SAR-BEN Results

Ainsley Lovrien of Clarksville and Tyler Ruby of Greene, showed hogs at AK-SAR-BEN in Omaha on September 27-29. Both Butler County 4-Hâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ers did well with Ainsley placing 3rd and 10th in the live show and Tyler placing 3rd. Ainsleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 3rd place gilt won the carcass class for which Ainsley won a plaque. Congratulations to these two Butler County youth for representing our county so well!


â&#x20AC;˘ Clarksville Star â&#x20AC;˘ CITY OF CLARKSVILLE CITY COUNCIL BUSINESS MEETING NOVEMBER 4, 2013 The Clarksville City Council met in regular session November 4, 2013, in the Council Chambers of City Hall at 7:00 p.m. with Mayor David Kelm in the chair and Council members Cathy Cummings, Jeff Kolb, Mike Miller, Diane Renning, and Val Swinton present. Motion Miller, Renning, to approve and adopt the items contained on the Consent Agenda: Motion to approve minutes (October 7, 2013 and October 21, 2013); and financial reports. RCV â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ayes: Cummings, Kolb, Miller, Renning, Swinton. Nays: None. MC. Council received applications for hiring a Permanent Part-time Maintenance position. Motion Renning, Kolb, to hire Bruce Hoodjer for the Permanent Part-time Maintenance position. RCV â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ayes: Cummings, Kolb, Miller, Renning, Swinton. Nays: None. MC. Motion Kolb, Swinton, to hire Dusty Dunn as a Part-time Patrolman for the City of Clarksville. RCV â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ayes: Cummings, Kolb, Miller, Renning, Swinton. Nays: None. MC. Motion Miller, Renning, adopt Ordinance No. 264: TITLE: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SIDEWALK REGULATIONS. Section I. Chapter 65, Section 65.05 SCHOOL STOPS is deleted in its entirety and replaced with the following: â&#x20AC;&#x153; 65.05 SCHOOL & LIBRARY STOPS. At the school & library crossing zones every driver of a vehicle approaching said zone shall bring the vehicle to a full stop at a point ten (10) feet from the approach side of the crosswalk marked by an authorized stop sign and thereafter proceed in a careful and prudent manner until the vehicle shall have passed through such school/ library crossing zone. 1. Intersection of Main Street and Prospect Street; 2. Intersection of Superior Street and Mather Street; 3. Intersection of Prospect Street and Church Street; 4. Front entrance of Public Library on Greene Street.â&#x20AC;? Section II. This ordinance shall become effective upon passage of the City Council and after publication. RCV â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ayes: Cummings, Kolb, Miller, Renning, Swinton. Nays: None. MC. First reading passed. Motion Miller, Kolb, waiver the 2nd and 3rd readings of Ordinance No. 264: TITLE: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SIDEWALK REGULATIONS. RCV â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ayes: Cummings, Kolb, Miller, Renning, Swinton. Nays: None. MC. Ordinance declared adopted, signed by the Mayor and made a portion of these minutes. Motion Kolb, Swinton, approve variance for set back and height requirements for the construction of a deck to Mike Negen, 220 N. Fremont. RCV â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ayes: Cummings, Kolb, Miller, Renning, Swinton. Nays: None. MC. Motion Miller, to adjourn the regular City Council meeting at 8:44 p.m. David Kelm Mayor Attest: Larry D. Betts, CMC City Clerk/Treasurer ST-46-1 THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT BUTLER COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF Harry I. Miller, Deceased Probate No. ESPR016264 NOTICE OF PROBATE OF WILL, OF APPOINTMENT OF EXECUTOR, AND AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Harry I. Miller, Deceased, who died on or about October 17, 2013: You are hereby notified that on the 24th day of October, 2013, the last will and testament of Harry I. Miller, deceased, bearing date of the 8th day of August 2007, was admitted to probate in the above named court and that James

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Iowa Department of Management Form F638 - R (Published Summary)

County No: 12 Butler County ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT Statement of Revenues, Expenditures, and Changes in Fund Balance -- Actual and Budget FY 2012/2013 ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT 9/23/2013 For the fiscal year ended: June 30, 2013 Budget Accounting Basis: Special Capital Debt Actual Budgeted CASH General Revenue Projects Service Permanent Totals Totals (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) (F) (G) REVENUES & OTHER FINANCING SOURCES Taxes Levied on Property 1 3,229,801 2,068,829 205,301 5,503,931 5,851,699 1 2 Less: Uncollected Delinquent Taxes - Levy Year 2 0 Less: Credits to Taxpayers 3 0 199,400 3 Net Current Property Taxes 4 3,229,801 2,068,829 205,301 5,503,931 5,652,299 4 5 Delinquent Property Tax Revenue 5 727 305 45 1,077 Penalties, Interest & Costs on Taxes 6 45,381 45,381 8,000 6 Other County Taxes/TIF Tax Revenues 7 162,696 619,008 10,004 791,708 749,102 7 Intergovernmental 8 1,098,879 21,882,728 115,917 11,507 23,109,03132,316,245 8 Licenses & Permits 9 11,275 11,360 22,635 13,800 9 Charges for Service 10 478,442 158,304 636,746 501,094 10 Use of Money & Property 11 342,172 93,311 550 2,103 438,136 430,672 11 Miscellaneous 12 167,486 129,463 150,000 446,949 388,825 12 Subtotal Revenues 13 5,536,859 24,963,308 266,467 228,960 0 30,995,59440,060,037 13 Other Financing Sources: General Long-Term Debt Proceeds 14 14 0 Operating Transfers In 15 2,239,351 10,000 2,249,351 2,703,181 15 16 Proceeds of Fixed Asset Sales 16 0 Total Revenues & Other Sources 17 5,536,859 27,202,659 266,467 238,960 0 33,244,94542,763,218 17


Public Safety and Legal Services

Physical Health Social Services Mental Health, MR & DD County Environment and Education Roads & Transportation Government Services to Residents Administration Nonprogram Current Debt Service Capital Projects Subtotal Expenditures

18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28

1,371,326 1,251,448



25,414,346 290,023 4,954,762 17,377

38,942 108,649 5,115,190

604,336 31,870,656


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187,414 2,528,040 2,715,454

455,571 1,492,111


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2,249,351 2,703,181 29 30 0 39,690,03243,976,596 31

-432,884 456,661

-215,875 401,496





0 4,347,649

0 23,777

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454,835 454,835

Operating Transfers Out

Refunded Debt/Payments to Escrow Total Expenditures & Other Uses Excess of Revenues & Other Sources over (under) Expenditures & Other Uses Beginning Fund Balance - July 1, 2012 Increase (Decrease) in Reserves (GAAP Budget) Fund Balance - Nonspendable Fund Balance - Restricted Fund Balance - Committed Fund Balance - Assigned Fund Balance - Unassigned Total Ending Fund Balance - June 30, 2013

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Additional details are available at: Notes to the financial statement, if any: L. Miller was appointed executor of the estate. Any action to set aside the will must be brought in the district court of said county within the later to occur of four months from the date of the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of mailing of this notice to all heirs of the decedent and devisees under the will whose identities are reasonably ascertainable, or thereafter be forever barred.. Notice is further 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 file them with the clerk of the above named district court, as provided by law, duly authenticated, for allowance, and unless so filed by the later to occur of four months from the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of mailing of this notice (unless otherwise allowed or paid) a claim is thereafter forever barred. Dated this 24th day of October, 2013. James L. Miller Executor of estate 1117 Bach Drive Waverly, IA 50677 Karl A. Nelson, ICIS PIN No: AT0005659 Attorney for executor Nelson & Toenjes 209 S. Cherry Street Shell Rock, Iowa 50670 Date of second publication 14th day of November, 2013 ST-45-2

MINUTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF A REGULAR MEETING OF THE BUTLER COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS HELD ON OCTOBER 29, 2013. Meeting called to order at 9:00 a.m. by Chairman Mark V. Reiher with members Tom Heidenwirth and Rex Ackerman present. Also present were Engineer John Riherd, Recorder Janice Jacobs, Assessor Deb McWhirter, Economic Development Director Jeff Kolb and Real Estate Deputy Dan Clark. Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved as read. Board met with Economic Development Director Jeff Kolb to discuss possible Urban Renewal Area in Beaver Township. Also present was Sheriff Jason Johnson. No action taken. Board authorized Auditor to transfer $32,306.90 from Capital Projects to Professional Fees. Board met with Engineer John Riherd to review Amendment #1 to the 2014 Secondary Road Construction Program. Moved by Ackerman, second by Heidenwirth to approve said amendment. Motion carried. Board approved claims as submitted. Moved by Ackerman, second by Heidenwirth to adjourn to Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. Motion carried. The above and foregoing is a true and correct copy of the minutes and proceedings of a regular adjourned meeting of the Board of Supervisors of Butler County, Iowa on October 29, 2013. ST&TJ-46-1

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Chris Arians, MS/HS social studies teacher, has been named October teacher of the month.

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Staff Ambre Contempre Jasmine Esposito Katie Gallmeyer Ryan Groah Jackson Hendricks Austin Magedanz Tayler Maiers Emily Mennenga Maddie Poppe Isabella Vance Tim Widmoyer

er,â&#x20AC;? she stated. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He pushed us to succeed in school and accomplish our Throughout the month of Octo- goals.â&#x20AC;? ber, the students of Clarksville High When asked why Arians deserved School voted on who they thought recognition of teacher of the month, deserved the award of teacher of the High School Principal Mr. Saathoff month. said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think his dedication, knowlChris Arians, one of Clarksvilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s edge and interest in the profession is social studies teachers, was the what makes him a great teacher.â&#x20AC;? teacher the students chose. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He has a lot of compassion for Arians graduated from Clear Lake other people, especially his stuHigh School and later went on to dents,â&#x20AC;? Saathoff added. study at Wartburg College. Arians Arians echoed Saathoffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s comthen student taught at Waverly-Shell ments when he spoke of his own Rock High School. strengths as a teacher. In the 2012-13 school year, Arians â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think hard work and buying into DFFHSWHG KLV ÂżUVW MRE DW &ODUNVYLOOH the studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; lives plays a really big and continues to teach government, role in being successful,â&#x20AC;? Arians sociology, economics, world history stated. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I put a lot of time into my and eighth grade social studies. MREDQG,WU\WRÂżJXUHRXWDIHZSHUâ&#x20AC;&#x153;I think Mr. Arians is a great teach- sonal things about each student so er. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s extremely passionate about that I can have a better relationship what he does and he works really with each and every one of them.â&#x20AC;? hard to try to get the students to parBy being named teacher of the ticipate in sports and extracurricular month, Arians will receive a $10 activities,â&#x20AC;? said Wesley Voss, a se- JLIW FHUWLÂżFDWH D FHUWLÂżFDWH RI UHFnior at Clarksville High School. ognition from the school and special Fellow Senior Alex Lahr agreed parking privileges for the month of with Voss. November. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mr. Arians is a really great teach-

Halloween Dance a Hit, Helps Raise Money for D.C. Trip By Tayler Maiers

ty quick and easy.â&#x20AC;? Everyone planning to go on the The students who are going to trip chipped in with the costs for the Washington, D.C. in the summer of food, decorations, and anything else 2014 hosted a Halloween Dance on needed. After that, the group quickNovember 1 for the Junior High and ly got the cafeteria set up. High School students. Thankfully, everyone helped out The Junior High dance was from and made the work process faster 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, while the High and easier. School dance was from 9:15 PM to Overall the dance went very well. midnight. The Junior High had a bigger turA group of students going on the nut than the High School, but that trip created the idea for a Halloween was expected. Everyone looked like dance. like they were having a good time â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was mostly Emily Doty and her and having fun. mom who came up with the idea to The Junior High had a lot of enhave a Halloween dance,â&#x20AC;? Stephanie ergy while the High School started Schmedeke said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and we just kept out good then eventually died out adding different ideas to it.â&#x20AC;? towards the end. Once the group had the idea for a The group received many compliGDQFH LW WRRN VRPH WLPH WR ÂżJXUH ments on the lights, DJ, decorations, everything out. They had to decide and how the dance turned out to be. when the dance would be and where Since the dance was a costume parit would be located. They also had to ty, the students got to vote for a male ÂżJXUHRXWWKHWLPHVDQGZKRZRXOG and female on who they thought had bring what. the best costume. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Emily Doty took a lot of ownerThe Junior High costume winners ship in what would be happening,â&#x20AC;? were Danielle Ison, who was dressed Washington, D.C. Trip Supervisor as a minion, and Cael Negen, who Chris Arians said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;but once we had was dressed as Popeye. LWDOOÂżJXUHGRXWWKHUHVWZDVDOOSUHWThe High School costume win-

ners were Maddie Poppe, who was dressed as Fiona, and Skyler Gilbert, who was dressed as Shrek. The four winning students received a prize for having the best costume. From the great turnout the Halloween dance had, the fundraiser made DERXWSURÂżW The money raised from numerous fundraisers is planned to go to the expenses for the Washington, D.C. trip. The students hope to meeting their goal of raising $2000 per student. Whatever money they raise will be divided among the students, and if they reach their $2000 per student goal, Mr. Arians said that the trip should be under $500 per student. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This trip is going to be six days DQG ÂżYH QLJKWV IRU WKH VRSKRPRUHV and juniors,â&#x20AC;? Arians said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everything will be paid for from the hotel and travel to the food and that will be from all the different kinds of fundraising the students have been doing.â&#x20AC;? The trip to Washington, D.C. will EH WKLV FRPLQJ VXPPHU LQ WKH ÂżUVW week of June 2014.

Class of 2014 Sees Trends Change, Stay the Same By Isabella Vance

niors now remember are: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tik Tokâ&#x20AC;? by Ke$ha, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Need You Nowâ&#x20AC;? by Lady With time comes change. And Antebellum, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Love the Way You with that change comes trends, some Lieâ&#x20AC;? by Eminem featuring Rihanna, that stay and some that go. and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Not Afraidâ&#x20AC;? by Eminem. Pop Everyone knows what people wore music was more listened to along in the 50s, or 70s, or 80s. They also with country. have a good idea about what music Technology is always changing was popular. and in four years it has come a long Without even knowing it, students way. today are creating those same kind The now-famous smart phone of trends. wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t popular at all. It was very Some fashion trends that were rare you saw a high schooler with an popular at Clarksville High School internet phone. They were mostly during the 2010-2011 school year- XVLQJĂ&#x20AC;LSSKRQHV -freshman year for this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seBeing new in high school, freshniors--were heavy eyeliner and a lot PHQ DOZD\V ZDQW WR ÂżW LQ ZLWK WKH of make-up for girls. They usually upperclassmen so there was a bigger Ă&#x20AC;DWLURQHGRUFXUOHGWKHLUKDLU percentage of the Class of 2014 out Âł*LUOVWULHGWRÂżWLQDQGGUHVVHGXS for sports as freshmen than there is and wore nice clothes almost every now, when they are seniors. day,â&#x20AC;? Clarksville Senior Tayler MaiYouâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be surprised how much ers stated. hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t changed with the trends for 7KH JLUOV DOVR ZRUH WKHLU VLJQLÂż- this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s freshmen, the Class of cant otherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s or just a guy friendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2017. jersey to the football games. Girls They girls still say they dress up a often wore zip up sweatshirts with lot and try to almost everyday. They tank tops underneath more than they do their hair the same way the freshdo now. men did four years ago. Girls curl Guys trends were long shaggy hair, or straighten their hair. Most of the jeans, t-shirt or sweatshirt. boys still have long shaggy hair as Music was another trend that freshman also. changed. Technology and music, on the Some popular songs that the se- other hand, has changed drastically.

7KH VPDUWSKRQH LV GHÂżQLWHO\ ÂłWKH´ phone to have. Some popular apps now are Twitter, Instagram, Candy Crush, and Snapchat. Some new singers that the freshman listed as popular are Thomas Rhett, Luke Bryan, Danielle Bradbery, and Miley Cyrus. Some songs that are popular are â&#x20AC;&#x153;What Does the Fox Say?â&#x20AC;? by Ylvis, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Blurred Linesâ&#x20AC;? Robin Thicke ft. Pharrell and T.I., and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Royalsâ&#x20AC;? by Lorde, along with many more. Another noticeable trend is how girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; fashion changes as they get older. The senior girls donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wear as much makeup now. Their hair is more â&#x20AC;&#x153;naturalâ&#x20AC;?. They also wear sweatpants more and yoga pants. The technology has also come along way also, and what is trendy now is trendy for both seniors and freshmen. Popular apps, music, and kinds of phones are the same for both grades as well. Where ever you go there is going to be different trends each year. Some might stick around for a while, others might fade faster that some. With time thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s change. The Class of 2014 can agree with WKDW DV WKH\ JR WKURXJK WKHLU ÂżQDO year in high school.

Pictured above are student athletes who were hornored with All-Conference or All-District awards at the annual Fall Banquet on Sunday, November 10. %DFNURZ'\ODQ&LDYDUHOOLVHFRQGWHDP&DUWHU.HOPÂżUVWWHDP0DWW 1HJHQÂżUVWWHDP0DVRQ/RYULHQÂżUVWWHDP )URQW5RZ=DFK6RPPHUIHOWVHFRQGWHDP7UHYRU)HQQHPDQÂżUVWWHDP Emily Mennenga, honorable mention; Skyler Gilbert, honorable mention

Annual Fall Banquet Full of Awards By Emily Mennenga The fall sports celebrated their seasons with a banquet and potluck on Sunday, November 10. The athletes were congratulated on their well-played seasons. Those athletes included volleyball players, football players, and football cheerleaders. Clarksville head volleyball coach, Heather Peterson, opened the night by going over some of the top stats that the team supplied. She also talked about how the girls really improved their fundamentals of volleyball throughout the season. Emily Mennenga was recognized as an All-Conference Honorable Mention volleyball player. Tammy Krull, football cheerleading coach, was handed the microphone next. She stated her group had a lot of fun this season. All the cheerleaders lettered. Chris Arians, head football coach, spoke next. He had each grade stand up while he talked about them or

handed them their awards. There were awards given to both JV and varsity players. Letters were also handed out to some of the players Matt Negen, Mason Lovrien, Carter Kelm, and Trevor Fenneman were named to All-District First Team. Dylan Ciavarelli and Zach Sommerfelt were named to All-District Second Team. Skyler Gilbert was named All-District Honorable Mention. Carter Kelm, James Schellhorn, and Trace Kromminga were honored as Academic- All State football players. Mason Lovrien accepted the Tom Arians award, which recognizes a senior football player that displays outstanding leadership, character, hard-work, and performance. The night was concluded after Matt Finley, Clarksville Athletic Director, thanked the athletes and their families for attending and their support throughout the fall sport and activity season.

Fantasy Football Keeps NFL Interesting By Austin Magedanz

lent throwing game, your team will be awarded points accordingly. Football may be over at Clarksville If your fantasy team has more but that doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stop high school stu- points than your opponent at the end dents from being a part of the sport. of the week, your team wins. The NFL season is underway and Therefore, playing fantasy footthere is a very popular hobby that ball plays a role on which teams you goes with it--fantasy football. cheer for on Sunday. Some students at Clarksville high â&#x20AC;&#x153;You want your favorite team to enjoy this games such as Sophomore win but you also want your players Jordan Myers. on your fantasy to very well,â&#x20AC;? Henâ&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very entertaining every Sun- dricks said. day.â&#x20AC;? Myers said. For example, if your favorite team A few other students and teach- is the Green Bay Packers and they ers enjoy playing fantasy football. are playing a team that your lineThere is a league among the school backer for your fantasy team plays called â&#x20AC;&#x153;Play to Win.â&#x20AC;? Some players for, things may get a little compliare Jackson Hendricks and Mr. Matt cated. Finley. Although youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be cheering for The game is about picking current Green Bay to win, you wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t pro football players similar to a draft mind if the linebacker on your team and create a team that competes with sacks Aaron Rodgers once or twice. others in a league. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fantasy gives you a reason to The fantasy players will pick very watch more games, get to know othsimilar to the NFL draft and who er teams. But you have to understand JHWV ÂżUVW SLFN LV FKRVHQ DW UDQGRP football in order to get anything out Players will want to pick the NFL of it,â&#x20AC;? Finley said. players that are projected to do well. The majority of the Clarksville Your fantasy teams wins based on High School watches football in the performance of your players dur- some way, shape, or form. But it ing each week. takes a better knowledge and underIf your quarterback has an excel- standing to play fantasy.

2013 Quarter 1 A and B Honor Roll A Honor Roll

Ethan Litterer

Kayla Jacobs


Raymond Rivera

Emily Doty

Paige Morrison

Trace Kromminga

Bethany Negen

Austin Magedanz

Seventh Grade

Brittney Litterer

Sixth Grade

Ambre Contempre Ronald Harms

Janet Borchardt

Cael Negen

Jadyn Maiers

Jackson Hendricks

Cade Hardy

Christopher Nelson

Jordan Myers

Marc Johnson

Ainsley Lovrien

MaKenna Popham

Madeline Poppe

Kurt Krull

Zedekiah LuGrain

Benjamin Waetjen

Bridget Ross

Rachele Lugherini


James Schellhorn

Tayler Maiers

Chelsea Capper


Emily Mennenga

Makayla Holub

Tara Bartlett

Teresa Jacobsen

Kennedy Becker

Emily Leerhoff

Madison Bloker

Adam Lovrien

Dylan Ciavarelli

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Madison Stirling

Susie Dowden

Cecelia Groah

Morgan Thompson

Hannah Faust

Pacen Hendricks

Miranda Vance

Trevor Fenneman


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Jasmine Esposito Katie Gallmeyer

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Christopher Behrends Allyson Essink


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Skyler Gilbert

Bailey Myers

Carter Kelm

Emily Wedeking

Arika Rinnels

Dustin Sommerfelt

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Hannah Thompson

Grace DeGroote

Isabella Vance

Spencer Gray


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Matthew Negen

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Mason Lovrien

Riley Cramer

Wesley Voss

Dylan Jacobs

Nicholas White

Matthew Nelson Kilie Popes

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Ryan Groah

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Courthouse News DEATH RECORDS Margaret Benning, 88, Shell Rock. Date of death, Oct. 27. Date recorded, Nov. 5. Ruby Hawke, 95, Dumont. Date of death, Oct. 14. Date recorded, Oct. 28. Mary Hough, 65, Waverly. Date of death, Oct. 27. Date recorded, Nov. 4. Dale Schultz, 87, Ackley. Date of death, Oct. 11. Date recorded, Oct. 24. MARRIAGE LICENSES Allie Timmer, 23, Parkersburg, to Gergory Noble, 24, Parkersburg. Jennifer Engel, 39, Greene, to Ronald Brase Jr., 34, Greene. Michael Siems, 24, Parkersburg, Ashley Mills, 29, Parkersburg. CITATIONS Trent Hudson, 43, Dunkerton, speeding, $40 fine, $14 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Ryan Menter, 20, speeding, Clarksville, $40 fine, $14 surcharge, and $60 court costs. James Martindale, 18, Parkersburg, operating a non-registered vehicle, $50 fine, $17.50 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Landon Schrage, 31, Aplington, speeding, $40 fine, $14 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Kevin Steffen, 55, Waterloo, speeding, $20 fine, $7 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Torrey Buseman, 25, Dumont, speeding, $80 fine, $28 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Heath Cordes, 25, Clarksville, no valid driver’s license, $200 fine, $70 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Austin Nicolaus, 19, Aplington, expired registration, $50 fine, $17.50 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Brandon Slayden, 19, Cedar Falls, fail to maintain control, $100 fine, $35 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Jonathan Thompson, 29, Osage, speeding, $90 fine, $31.50 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Laurie Winters, 46, Janesville, speeding, $20 fine, $7 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Trent Colvin, 26, Clarksville, driving while suspended, $250 fine, $87.50 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Jason Harper, 36, Aplington, driving while suspended, $250 fine, $92.50 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Jason Harper, 36, Aplington, no insurance, $250 fine, $87.50 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Amanda Hewitt, 26, Allison, failure to maintain control, $65 fine, $22.50 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Rodney Howard, 43, Galesburg (Ill.), $90 fine, $31.50 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Daniel Bruns, 43, Parkersburg, speeding, $90 fine, $31.50 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Dylan Backer, 19, Clarksville, speeding, $20 fine, $7 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Elizabeth Bilyeu, 37, Shell Rock, speeding, $20 fine, $7 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Houston Groeneveld, 18, Aplington, unlawful transportation of Red Fox, $50 fine, $17.50 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Jared Lupkes, 22, Dumont, excessive speed, $40 fine, $19 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Max Myers, 78, Clarksville, speeding, $40 fine, $14 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Chad Sessler, 39, Aplington, speeding, $40 fine, $14 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Morgan Uhlenhopp, 16, Parkersburg, speeding, $40 fine, $14 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Craig Schrage, 55, Parkersburg, fail to display registration plate, $20 fine, $7 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Craig Schrage, 55, Parkersburg, towing unsafe vehicle – no lights on trailer, $100 fine, $35 surcharge, and $60 court costs. DISTRICT COURT Five probation revocations.

Daniel Kuethe, Shell Rock, on Nov. 6 pled guilty to OWI 2nd. Sentenced to two years in prison, $1,885 fine plus 35 percent surcharge, and $100 court costs. William Lane, Des Moines, on Nov. 4 convicted of possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine and third or subsequent offense of possession of controlled substance. Sentenced to 15 years in prison, and $1,750 fine plus 35 percent surcharge. Keith Hinders, Clarksville, on Nov. 6 pled guilty to miscellaneous prohibitions. Fine $65, $22.75 surcharge, and $60 court costs. PROPERTY TRANSFERS Mortgages: Mary Hamilton and Tamara Dicks to Veridian Credit Union; Shell Rock-SR-Original Town-12-8-; SR-705-12-8; 20134515. Release: First National Bank to Clayton Reints; 92-16-3-NEFREXC; 91-15-23-W1/2 NW-NE COR; 90-15-12–N1/4 COR; 90-151-SE SW-EXC; 90-15-1-SW SEEXC; 2013-4516. Release: First National Bank to Brett and Barbara Walker; 92-15-13SW SW; 92-15-13-S1/2 N1/2 SW; 2013-4517. Joint Ten Deed: Curtis and Margaret Schurman to Rodney and Sandra Pralle; 91-18-14-NE NE; 20134521. Mortgages: Rodney and Sandra Pralle to First Bank Hampton; 9118-14-NE NE; 2013-4522. Mortgages: Kelly and Wendy Bohlen to Veridian Credit Union; 92-15-35-NW-LT2 Riverfront Trail; 92-15-35-NW-LT1 Riverfront Trail; 2013-4531. Mortgages: Kelly and Wendy Bohlen to Veridian Credit Union; 92-15-35-NW-LT2 Riverfront Trail; 92-15-35-NW-LT1 Riverfront Trail; 2013-4532. Mortgages: Susan and Bryan Hoeg to Veridian Credit Union; 92-15-19SE SW-SE COR; 2013-4533. Release: Veridian Credit Union to Donna and Dina Dowden; 92-15-15E1/2 SW SE-SW COR; 2013-4534. Release: Veridian Credit Union to Gaylen and Jolyn Timmer; Parkersburg-PB-Kieviets ADD-3-6 and 5-S11FT LT 5; PB-614-3-6 and 5-S11FT LT 5; 2013-4535. Mortgages: Gaylen and Jolyn Timmer to Veridian Credit Union; Parkersburg-PB-Kieviets ADD-3-6 and 5-S11FT LT 5; PB-614-3-6 and 5-S11FT LT 5; 2013-4536. Release: MidwestOne Bank to Dustin and Kristal Hayes; Parkersburg-PB-Legend Trail Development–86-; PB-634–86; 2013-4537. Release: MidwestOne Bank FKA, Iowa State Bank FKA, Mahaska State Bank FKA; Central Valley Bank FKA; Pella State Bank FKA; MidwestOne Bank and Trust FKA and First State Bank to Ben and Beverly Espenscheid; Greene-GRTraers 2nd ADD-H–Serly 20FT NWRLY 100; GR-418-H–Serly 20FT NWRLY 100; Greene-GRTraers 2nd ADD-H-8-; GR-418-H-8; 2013-4538. Mortgages: Debra and Randall Landers to Cedar Falls CCU; Greene-GR-Thorps ADD-1-3 and 4-; GR-416-1-3 and 4; 2013-4542. Mortgages: William and Gerri Dix to Security State Bank; Shell RockSR-Original Town-12-6 and 7-; SR705-12-6 and 7; 2013-4543. Warranty Deed: James and Jean Shepard to James and Jean Shepard, Trustees and 2013 Shepard Family Trust; 92-16-19-E1/2 SE; 92-16-20NW-S 100 A EXC; 2013-4544. Release: First Security Bank and Trust Company to Michael and Jamie Reicherts; 93-16-11-NE NE and SE NE-Parcel B; 2013-4545. Mortgages: James and Angela Hansel to Wells Fargo Bank NA; 9117-36–N1/4 COR; ES13-4527. Warranty Deed: Bob Foster and Jessica Ashby to Michelle Bond; Allison-AL-Original Town–101-W1/2; AL-42–101-W1/2; Allison-ALOriginal Town–102-W1/2 N1/2; AL-42–102-W1/2 N1/2; 2013-4555. Mortgages: Michelle Bond to

Lincoln Savings Bank; AllisonAL-Original Town–101-W1/2; AL42–101-W1/2; Allison-AL-Original Town–102-W1/2 N1/2; AL-42– 102-W1/2 N1/2; 2013-4556. Joint Ten Deed: Brandon and Amanda Marean to Daniel and Stephanie Schipper; Aplington-APOriginal Town-10-8-E55FT; AP106-10-8-E55FT; 2013-4557. Mortgages: Daniel and Stephanie Schipper to IBMC; Aplington-APOriginal Town-10-8-E55FT; AP106-10-8-E55FT; 2013-4558. Mortgages: Marian DeBoer to Iowa State Bank; 90-16-9-N1/2 W1/2 SW; 90-16-9-N 21/2 SW; 9016-9-N S1/2 N1/2 S1/2-W1/2 SW; 2013-4561. Quit Claim Deed: Sami Freerks to Darren Freerks; 92-18-28-E1/2 SEBickford SUBD LT 25; 2013-4563. Mortgages: Michael and Jamie Reicherts to Lincoln Savings Bank; 93-16-11-NE NE and SE NE-Parcel B; 2013-4564. Release: Veridian Credit Union to Austin and Hiederhauser; Parkersburg-PB-Savages ADD-8-3-; PB626-8-3; 2013-4565. Release: US Bank to Elements Properties LLC; Parkersburg-PBOriginal Town–27-SUBD A ETC; PB-624–27-SUBD A ETC; ES134549. Release: MERS to Matthew and Kim Cox; 91-15-11–NE NW; ES134548. Release: PHH Mortgage Corporation to Richard and Nancy Rieken; BR-Coonleys 2nd–19,20,21-; ES134549. Release: MERS to James and Erin Good; PB-Meadowbrook 1st ADD– 18-; ES13-4550. Mortgages: Lisa and Bryan Willson to Veridian Credit Union; 92-15-35-NE-LT 17 Timber Creek3; 2013-4575. Mortgages: Robert Patterson to Veridian Credit Union; 90-17-29-NEETC; 2013-4576. Release: Black Hawk Economic Development, Inc. to Element Properties L.L.C.; Parkersburg-PB-Origianl Town–27-SUBD A; PB-624– 27-SUBD A; 2013-4577. Release: Lincoln Savings Bank to Rodney and Kimberly Truax; Parkersburg-PB-Sunset Knoll ADD–4-; PB-628–4; 2013-4578. Joint Ten Deed: Becky Kroeze to Brandon Hirsch; Clarksville-CLPoisals ADD-13-2-; CL-211-13-2; 2013-4579. Release: Iowa State Bank to The Estate of Hilda Stock; 91-18-8-SW and SW SE; 2013-4583. Release: Iowa State Bank to Ramona Melendy; 91-18-5-SW and SW SE; 2013-4584. Release: Iowa State Bank to The Estate of Hilda Stock; 91-18-8-SW and SW SE; 2013-4584. Release: Iowa State Bank to Keith Cuvelier; 91-17-29-NE-EXC; 20134586. Release: Iowa State Bank to Keith Cuvelier; 91-17-29-NE-EXC; 20134587. Release: Iowa State Bank to Steven Ackerman; 91-18-31-NW NE-W 39A; 91-18-31-SW NE-EXC; 20134588. Quit Claim Deed: Victoria Shipp, Trustee and Shipp Famil Farm Trust to Jill Nelson; 91-16-24-SW-Parcel E; 2013-4590. Quit Claim Deed: Victoria Shipp, Trustee and Shipp Family Farm Trust to Barbara Kielman; 91-16-24-SWParcel F; 2013-4591. Mortgages: Daniel and Paula Sherman to Veridian Credit Union; Clarksville-CL-Country Club ADD2-1-5-; CL-202-2-1-5; 2013-4593. Mortgages: Thomas and Allan Stille to Veridian Credit Union; Shell Rock-SR-Original Town-19-1,2,3-; SR-706-19-1,2,3; 2013-4594. Joint Ten Deed: Wesley and Heather Allan to Trent and Jordan Stirling; Allison-AL-Original Town–130COMM NW COR; AL-42–130COMM NW COR; 2013-4598. Mortgages: Trent and Jordan Stirling to MERS; Allison-AL-Original Town–130-Comm NW COR; AL42–130-Comm NW COR; 20134599.

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Butler Sheriff Monday, November 4: • Deputies executed two traffic stops and received reports of four controlled burns throughout the county. • 8:57 a.m.: Deputies assisted medical personnel in the 200 block of 3rd St., Parkersburg. • 10:15 a.m.: Deputies were called to a suspicious vehicle in the 800 block of 4th Ave., Parkersburg. Subject reported irate, fast driver. • 11:02 a.m.: Deputies were called to the 900 block of Wemple St., Parkersburg, with regards to a dogdeer matter. • 12:08 p.m.: Deputies assisted medical personnel in the 500 block of 3rd St. • 2:06 p.m.: Deputies received a vandalism report in the 900 block of McManus St., Dumont. • 5:34 p.m.: Deputies performed a welfare check in the 200 block of 2nd St., Parkersburg. • 10:52 p.m.: Deputies were called to a dog-deer matter near the intersection of 310th St. and Vail Ave. • 11:09 p.m.: Deputies performed a welfare check in the 300 block of Elm St., Allison. Tuesday, November 5: • Deputies executed one traffic stop and received reports of two controlled burns throughout the county. • 12:05 a.m.: Deputies were called to the intersection of Highways 188 and 3 with regards to a dog-deer matter. • 1:47 a.m.: Deputies assisted fire personnel in the 200 block of S. Main St., Clarksville. • 6:31 a.m.: Deputies were called to a car-deer accident in the 21500 block of Highway 3. • 7:58 a.m.: Deputies were called to a car-deer accident near the intersection of 270th St. and Temple Ave. • 4:59 p.m.: Deputies were called to a property damage accident near the intersection of Highways 14 and 57, Parkersburg. There were no injuries or damages reported. • 10:59 p.m.: Deputies assisted medical personnel in the 700 block of S. Pearl St., Shell Rock. • 11:33 p.m.: Deputies were called to the 500 block of W. Superior St., Clarksville, for an unknown problem. Wednesday, November 6: • Deputies executed five traffic stop and received reports of one controlled burn throughout the county. • 7:12 a.m.: Deputies took a report of suspicious activity near the intersection of Highways 14 and 3. Deputies were unable to locate. • 3:13 p.m.: Deputies assisted medical personnel in the 25600 block of Raven Road. • 7:14 p.m.: Deputies were called to an alarm in the 200 block of S. Cherry St. • 9:22 p.m.: Deputies investigated a property damage accident near the intersection of Highway 57 and Sinclair Ave. No injuries reported, vehicle just slid into the ditch. • 10:30 p.m.: Deputies investigated a property damage accident in the 400 block of 6th St. ATV had flat tire. Thursday, November 7: • Deputies executed three traffic

stops and received reports of three controlled burns throughout the county. • 4:05 a.m.: Deputies received a report of an alarm in the 400 block of N. High St. False alarm. • 6:42 a.m.: Deputies were called to a dog-deer matter in the 32000 block of Highway 3. • 8:18 a.m.: Deputies received a report of a dog-deer matter in the 200 block of W. South St. • 12:44 p.m.: Deputies assisted medical personnel in the 200 block of N. 4th St. • 12:55 p.m.: Deputies attempted to perform a welfare check in the 400 block of N Kelly St. Unable to locate. • 1:06 p.m.: Deputies received a report of a dog-deer matter in the 1200 block of Florence St. • 3:28 p.m.: Deputies assisted a motorist in the 33000 block of Highway 57. • 4:34 p.m.: Deputies were called to a family domestic matter in the 700 block of S. Pearl St. • 4:43 p.m.: Deputies assisted medical personnel in the 28800 block of 205th St. • 5:40 p.m.: Deputies were called to a car-deer property damage accident near the intersection of 300th St. and Sinclair Ave., Parkersburg. • 10:28 p.m.: Deputies assisted medical personnel in the 900 block of N. Cherry St. Friday, November 8: • Deputies executed one traffic stop and received reports of three controlled burns throughout the county. • 12:05 a.m.: Deputies received a suspicious activity complaint in the 200 block of 3rd St. Deputies were unable to locate. • 9:25 a.m.: Deputies took a report of a dog-deer matter in 19100 block of Quail Ave. • 4:12 p.m.: Deputies assisted medical personnel in the 900 block of 7th St. • 4:28 p.m.: Deputies assisted a motorist near the intersection of 6th St. and Railroad Ave. • 4:37 p.m.: Deputies received a report of a dog-deer matter in the 20000 block of 150th St. Deputies were unable to locate. Saturday, November 9: • Deputies executed eight traffic stops and received reports of one controlled burn throughout the county. • 6:23 a.m.: Deputies were called to a dog-deer matter near the intersection of Grand Ave. and Highway 3. • 9:14 a.m.: Deputies were called to a dog-deer matter in the 200 block of N. 4th St. • 11:37 a.m.: Deputies assisted medical personnel in the 200 block of Mill St. • 11:52 a.m.: Deputies were called to a dog-deer matter in the 13700 block of Keystone Ave. • 12:10 p.m.: Deputies took a report of a theft of a deer blind in the 14400 block of Royal Ave. • 1:34 p.m.; Deputies assisted medical personnel in the 300 block of E. Superior St. • 2:32 p.m.; Deputies were called to a dog-deer matter in the 200 block

of W. Jefferson St. • 4:39 p.m.: Deputies assisted medical personnel in the 700 block of Caldwell St. • 5:04 p.m.: Deputies were called to a family domestic matter in the 200 block of Spruce St. • 6:02 p.m.: Deputies were called to a car-deer accident in the 31300 block of 110th St. • 6:52 p.m.: Deputies took a report of a theft in the 24500 block of Jackson Ave. Subject had taken a hunting bow, which was later recovered along side the roadway. • 9:48 p.m.: Deputies took a report of suspicious activity in the 200 block of N. 4th St. Unable to locate. • 10:16 p.m.: Deputies were called to a car-deer accident near the intersection of Cedar Ave. and Highway 57. • 10:38 p.m.: Deputies assisted medical personnel in the 800 block of Hilltop Dr. Sunday, November 10: • Deputies executed three traffic stop and received reports of 16 controlled burns throughout the county. • 1:55 a.m.: Deputies received a report of suspicious activity in the 500 block of E. Barbara St. • 3:26 a.m.: Deputies performed a business door check in the 400 block of N. Main St. • 4:51 a.m.: Deputies were called to a dog-deer matter near the intersection of 190th St. and Clay Ave. • 8:30 a.m.: Deputies assisted a motorist in the 14300 block of Terrace Ave. • 8:37 a.m.: Deputies assisted medical personnel at 320 Main St. • 9:51 a.m.: Deputies assisted medical personnel in the 12500 block of Oak Ave. • 10:46 a.m.: Deputies assisted medical personnel in the 900 block of 3rd St. • 12:22 p.m.: Deputies assisted medical personnel in the 32900 block of 280th St. • 3:06 p.m.: Deputies performed a welfare check in the 28500 block of Highway 14. • 4:39 p.m.: Deputies received a report of suspicious activity in the 700 block of Cherry St. It was unfounded. • 4:56 p.m.; Deputies were called to a car-deer property damage accident near the intersection of Highway 3 and Utica Ave. • 5:28 p.m.: Deputies were called to a property damage accident near the intersection of Terrace Ave. and Trapper Road. • 6:11 p.m.: Deputies were called to a car-deer property damage accident near the intersection of Highway 57 and Sin-clair Ave. • 8:41 p.m.: Deputies received a report of vandalism at Rosehill Cemetery. The report was deemed unfounded. • 10:16 p.m.: Deputies were called to a dog-deer matter in the 400 block of Day St. • 11:07 a.m.: Deputies assisted medical personnel near the intersection of Highway 14 and Floyd Line St. Monday, November 11: • 3:49 a.m.: Deputies assisted medical personnel in the 200 block of S. Elizabeth St.

Farm and Food Bill Negotiations Begin The conference committee on the farm and food bill started in earnest last week. Provisions I authored to establish a farm payment cap of $250,000 and close loopholes used by non-farmers to game the system were included in both the Senate and House bills. Congressman Jeff Fortenberry sponsored the provisions in the House bill. Our efforts were recently given a boost when the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report outlining many of the current shortcomings of the eligibility rules for farm programs. The report shows that there is still far too much subterfuge of the actively engaged law. For instance, taxpayers are footing the bill for farm payments to 11 active managers of one farm who


supposedly provide significant management experience, yet perform no labor. The report also says that the legislative language in the Senateand House-passed farm bills would be an appropriate fix to the agency’s findings. The reform in the bills ends some of the most egregious abuses of the farm program and makes sure that the farm program payments are going to those who need them most, and it saves money. We try to make sure that 22 people no longer get farm payments through a single farm entity using loopholes, (especially when 16 of those 22 members aren’t doing any labor, as the GAO report pointed out), and we aim to prevent 70 percent of the farm payments from going to the top 10 percent of farms by size.

I’ve made clear that the farm payment provisions should have a “Do Not Touch” stamp applied to them. The provisions are nearly identical in the two bills and should not be up for negotiation. Still, some members of the conference committee have already made clear of their intention to remove the reforms. By removing the payment limits and the provisions to close loopholes, these members are only making the safety net more susceptible to criticism and vulnerable to elimination. The safety net is important to a safe and affordable food supply for the country, and it would be shortsighted to allow such a parochial mindset to undermine an important and necessary policy.


Tract has approximately 49 tillable acres/CSR of 54 including 22 acres of timber ground. Several potential building sites.


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CLARKSVILLE AMVETS Auxiliary - Thank You so much for the sack of goodies for my Thanksgiving which was delivered on Monday, Nov. 11. I appreciate it so much. Eva Sinram ___________________ ST-46-1

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DAYCARE OPENINGS - I now have Daycare Openings, reasonable prices, between Clarksville and Plainfield; registered with state. Lisa Robinson, 319-4868021 ___________________ ST-46-2

THANK YOU to all my relatives and friends for the cards, gifts and phone calls for my 85th birthday. Also, thanks to all who remembered me after my surgery and recovery. It was all greatly appreciated. Glennis Smith, Shell Rock ___________________ ST-46-1 THE GREENE JAYCEES would like to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who came out for the Harlem Ambassador game on Nov 8th. We would like to thank our annual River Days sponsors and patrons for your support so we can continue to give back to our community. We would like to recognize those people who helped make the basketball game such a success: LSB in Greene and Allison, T&M Foods and J&C Grocery for helping us with pre-game ticket sales; Ross Hawker and The Greene Recorder for taking the team photo and for the great press coverage; Kim Marshall and Bill Dolan for concession stand help; Mike Lammers; Mr. Huff and NB staff at all three schools in helping us get the word out; and of course our All-Star â&#x20AC;&#x153;Aircatsâ&#x20AC;? Team for entertaining us and for your good sportsmanship: Luke Brocka, Kevin Clipperton, Carrie Eiklenborg , Beth Endelman, Collin Freesemann, Dan Huff, Cory Lubben, Jalaal Madyuns, Jarael Madyuns, Jamie Osterbuhr, Josh Schneiderman, and June Vogelman. ___________________ TJ-46-1

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ALLISON FOR RENT: 2 bedroom house with 2 car unattached garage on corner lot, 403 Locust. Appliances and central air furnished. Has new furnace. No pets allowed. Available December 1, $500/month. 319-2784948. ___________________ ST-46-tf

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16 • Thursday, November 14, 2013

News | Nov. 18 - 22

• Clarksville Star •

WEEK Administration: Eric Wood and Bob Saathoff

Bus Drivers: John Trunell, Gary Freerks

Middle School/High School Staff: Back Row: Shannon Friedrich, Kent Farran, Eric Eckerman, Chris Arians, Robert Saathoff, Bob Goeller Middle Row: Matt Finley, John Sundet, Jill Johnson, Jennifer Wipperman, Kassie Friedrichs Front Row: Susan Doehrmann, Jackie Zeien, Heather Foster, Anna Maria Opperman, Yvonne Copper, Kate Halbur Not pictured: Nicole Guldager, Klay Hoppenworth, Ethan Lensch, Tonya Poppe, Sharon Ragsdale, Vernett Salge

Office Staff: (from left to right) Shellee Bartlett, Lisa Negen, Sheila Backer

Janitorial Staff from left to right: Daniel Johnson, Bob Bartlett, Patty Mitchell

Elementary Staff: Back Row: Barb Brunsma, Vernette Salge, Mary Johnson, Kay Reser, Brenda Meyer Middle Row: Deb Schwickerath, Susan Doehrmann, Vickie Miller, Jill Norton, Anne Johnson Front Row: Tina Halverson, Jill Johnson, Melissa Bliss, Brittane Nederhoff, Jess Mraz Not pictured in Elementary Staff: Klay Hoppenworth and Nicole Guldager

Associates: Back Row: Danielle Ison, Sue Lynd, Marvlyn Barber, Georgia Freerks Front Row: Hedo Adelmund, Sarah Jordan, Jill Morrison Not pictured: Rhon Arjes, Sandy Miller

School Nurse: Karen Miller

Kitchen Staff: Caitie Poland, Jessi Dietz, Tammy Krull, Jill Backer

American Education Week Sponsored by... Anna Lee’s Backer’s Service Station Barnett Seed – Tom Barnett Butler-Bremer Communications Butler County State Bank Antiques Casey’s General Store Clarksville Car Wash Clarksville Fit Club Clarksville Lumber Co. Clarksville Pharmacy Clarksville Star

Clarksville Veterinary Service Clarksville Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Doc’s Restaurant Doug’s Heating & Cooling Dralle’s Dept. Store, Greene Express Mart Farm Bureau Financial Services - Michael Clark George’s TV & Appliance Hairspray Salon

Hoodjer Excavating Hoodjer Land Surveying Insurance Associates Kampman Electric K & S Grocery, LC Lodge Machine, Inc. MJ’s Ultimate Hair Care Mennenga Auction Service Tom Mitchell, Accountant Norton Tree & Dozer Service Orly’s Meat Market & Locker

Patti Lynn Beauty Shop Pete & Shorty’s Redman-Schwartz Funeral Home Roling Ford, Shell Rock Schmadeke Feed Mill Sweet Trees Ice Cream Taylor Repair Shop TJ Logging & Sawmill Wedeking Auto Body Wilken Welding

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