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New Sharon Sun

Volume 10, Number 50 ☼ Thursday, December 12, 2013 ☼ nssun@iowatelecom.net ☼ 641-637-4031 ☼ $1 Single Copy

Davis Wins in Runoff Election

Pictured: Diane Brand (L) and the new clerk Lisa Munn (R).

New Sharon Council Appoints New Clerk The City of New Sharon has recently appointed a new city clerk. New Sharon resident, Lisa Munn will take over the position that was held by Diane Brand. Munn has worked at Pella Regional Health Center for the past 12 years, working admissions in the emergency department and working occupational health and currently left the business office as a financial counselor working with hospital collections. The new clerk is not a stranger to the community of New Sharon as she owned a floral shop in New Sharon for 18 years. Munn has been married to her husband Stan for 33 and a half years and they have lived in New Sharon just the same. Stan and Lisa have two children: Samantha

and her husband Jim Farnum who have three children, Alexa Mae age 8, Ethan James age 4 ½ and Cierra Nicole age 3 and they reside in New Sharon and Rob Munn and his wife Kim who have two children Sam Michael age 7 and Maicey Kay age 5 ½ and they live in Bettendorf, IA. The new clerk commented, “ My hobbies include first and foremost spending time with my husband, children and my grandchildren. I enjoy traveling, camping, gardening, attending my grandchildren’s events and reading in my spare time. I also work for Tschetters Flowers as her wedding designer. I am very excited to be back working in town once again.”

A runoff election was held in two Mahaska County towns: Barnes City and Beacon. Both had ties and write-in candidates in the general election who did not have enough votes to win. Of the 125 total registered voters, 43 went to the polls to cast their ballot. That is 35.2% of voters. There was also one absentee ballot cast. Gene Davis will join the other elected city councilmembers. Davis received 23 votes, the exact number required to win the majority. Cedar Simmons received 22. Beacon’s election had a tie that will need to be broken by having a name drawn out of a hat. Winning slots were Ron Kauffman, Cecil D. Smith and Richard Thomas. Tying for the final spot was Charity Bru and Dwight Teeter.

Santa Hits the Streets of New Sharon Santa hit the streets of New Sharon on Saturday, December 7. He showed up at the Capri Theater just in time for the free merchant movie to get over so the children could discuss their wishes for Christ-

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Gary Henry celebrated his birthday last week on Dec. 3rd and Jimolene Walston celebrated her birthday on Dec. 6th. Last Saturday the Henry Family celebrated Christmas at the Legion Hall in Barnes City. Around 30 family members were there. Last Saturday evening we attended the Big Four Classic at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. The first game was Iowa State vs. UNI. ISU overcame an 18 point deficit to win the game by the score of 91 – 82 in overtime. It was an exciting game! Next Iowa defeated Drake by the score of 83 – 66. We had a great time.

Sunday evening we attended the New Sharon United Methodist Church Christmas program, “The Christmas Story”. Afterwards a soup supper was held at the McVay Family Center with chili, potato soup, cheeseburger chowder, sandwiches, and cupcakes. Everyone did a fantastic job at the program, and the supper was delicious! The Dec. fire department meeting will be held on the 12th at 7:00 P.M. at the fire station. Monthly training will be held on Dec. 19th at 7:00 P.M. at the fire station. The Barnes City scrapbookers and card makers will be getting together on Dec. 14th from 9:00 A.M.

– 4:00 P.M. at 700 Cherry Street with Jen Henry. They will be having their Christmas party. High school basketball season is underway. North Mahaska team members include Andrea Loving, Bailey Upton, Adam Pothoven, Gabe Hammen, and Trent Wanders. On game nights come out and support the Warhawks! Christmas is two weeks away. All of the lights and decorations are fun to see. The snow we received on Sunday definitely makes it feel like Christmas. Hope you are enjoying the holiday season.

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have a BLAST over winter break when they attend the Scales & Tails Day Camp! ISU Extension and Outreach of Mahaska County and Mahaska County 4-H are offering this great, fun-filled, and hands-on day camp for any youth in thirdfifth grade. Participants will learn about reptiles and amphibians through hands-on experiments, crafts and activities. Participants will take part in activities like making a cup’o’frog eggs, tiny turtles, sticky toes, bone-ified snakes, and more! The day camp will be held on December 26-27 from 9:00am-3:30pm both days. Snacks will be provided, but participants will need to bring their own lunch. There is a cost and partial financial aid is available. On the 27th, participants will meet live critters from the Blank Park Zoo! This opportunity is available through a grant from the Iowa Governor’s STEM Initiative and Camp in a Can that 4-H of Mahaska County received. “We are very pleased to be able to offer this day camp to our local youth. It has been designed for elementary students to gain skills in science and questioning. The youth will love completing the activities each day and will make some new friends from the Blank Park Zoo!”, said Amy Brainard, Mahaska County Youth Coordinator. Registration forms are available at the Mahaska County Extension office at 212 North I Street in Oskaloosa and on their website at www.extension.iastate.edu/mahaska. Registration deadline is Friday, December 13. To learn more about this day camp or the 4-H program in Mahaska County, please call 641673-5841.

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The Kalona Historical Village thru the Holidays will be presenting “Crazy for Christmas” the Village’s private collection of Crazy Quilts from the late 19th century to the early 20th century. Also featured in our special window showcase a private collection Fontanini Heirloom Nativity Display. Don’t miss either display and enjoy many other collections including our new Amish quilt display.

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My mother and grandmother sewed quite a bit when I was a kid. They made a lot of clothes for us and for themselves, too. They also knew how to crochet and embroider. My great-grandmother and maybe some other family members also knew how to knit and quilt, as some nice quilts have come down through our family. My mother made at least one of those old quilts. As a child I was a doll person and loved to dress my dolls. My sister and I also had small dolls to play with; the precursor of the famous Barbie doll. We could name our dolls ourselves, and mine were called “Lily” and “Lorraine”. I used to try to make clothes for them out of Kleenex and small pieces of fabric, but I don’t think any of these outfits were ever too successful. Mama, on the other hand, would sit down to her sewing machine and whip up a pretty dress for our dolls, sometimes even with a bonnet to match. When I was 14 and a freshman in high school, I started my first year of Home Economics. I loved the household arts and was ready to learn some stuff. We made aprons for our first project. A good thing, too, as we kind of fumbled around, so it was well we didn’t have a big undertaking to start with. We also had to put together a whole notebook on sewing techniques and terms, various kinds of seams, and a whole collection of fabrics with names. After that, I guess we were trusted to begin a real garment. Miss Saunderson, our teacher (who looked exactly like Peter Lorre), gave us our first assignment. I chose to make a dress. Now by this time, I might have been a sophomore, but I was still taking Home Ec. I took it the whole four years I was in high school. I guess I thought I needed the help. It was time to sew, but first to find a pattern. In those days, the fronts of the pattern envelopes weren’t photos, they were drawings. The model was always long-limbed and willowy with tiny little feet and every single thing those models wore looked great on them. Then you had to try to get it to fit you. At this time of my life, it wasn’t too hard—yet. I found the fabric for my dress. It was perfect—a lovely polished cotton with a pale background and pretty pink roses and buds and pale green leaves spread all over. The dress had a fitted bodice and midriff and a full skirt. I laid out the pattern. Cut it out. Sewed it up. This took a long time, as you only had so much time to work during class. At last it was coming together. Whoops, the opening at the back of the neck was a little crooked—it veered off just a bit to the left. I was too afraid to put in a zipper, so chose instead to just have an “opening” of sorts. My grandmother crocheted a nice set of button loops and I sewed on the shiny pearly buttons. It looked pretty good after all.

Now we were to model our creations and set a day when our mothers could come for a Spring Tea and Fashion Show. We worked so hard making the food and pressing our outfits. I think we made Baked Alaska and served iced tea. We got all dressed up and did our fashion walk. Some of us were pretty nervous. Some of us didn’t know how to walk or stand properly and some of us did. At last it was over. Another year I chose a nice pale green fabric and sewed up a nicelooking dress on my grandmother’s treadle sewing machine. She later gave me some feed sack material and I cut out and sewed up two nice shift dresses for my wedding trousseau. They turned out pretty well. I enjoyed sewing and hemming and pressing the finished product. After I was married, I kept on sewing and making clothes for myself and our little girl. Even a few shirts for my husband, as well as shirts and shorts for our two little boys. I enjoyed picking out just the right fabric for a project to go along with a certain pattern and then matching the thread and any buttons and trims. Some patterns I used over and over such as the year the dropped waist jumpers were in style. I could make one in an hour and a half, and did so not only for myself but several others. They were pretty and comfortable and I wore mine a lot. But two things pretty well ended my sewing career. The first was when I made the huge mistake of cutting out 14 items all at once, laying them in a pile, and then having to sew them up one by one. It became a dreaded ordeal. And the year we worked at Living History Farm and I had to make Mississippi Boatman shirts for the boys (from a pattern furnished by the farm’s clothing historian) that contained a gusset under the armhole, did not help either. Imagine if you can, trying to sew a triangular piece of fabric into an armpit area. Traumatic! But what really put the kibosh on the whole thing was trying to make a certain size fit on a body that was not a certain size. In fact, it was a nightmare. By this time in our lives, garage sales here in town had become popular and you could buy really nice clothes for a song and viola! no sewing! So that was pretty well that. It was a lot less expensive and a whole lot easier to just shop at a garage sale instead of going through all the hassle of sewing something that might not fit anyway. In these later years, although I no longer sew for myself, I have made up dozens of pillows, plus lots of comforts and throws and such. Still, I remember my sewing days with mostly fond memories. And I still have the same sewing machine I bought all those years ago at Gambles in Oskaloosa which still works perfectly fine. No high-tech computer contraption for me. Give me the basics everytime.

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Reflections

by Wilma Kaldenberg This is Friday, December 6, about 10:00 a.m. when I’ve decided I should be sending in a Reflections column. It seems I’m experiencing more “brain fog” this morning than usual, but I’m going to see if I can clear it out to some degree. There have been different things going through my mind this morning, for example, my sister Bernice Dodge, who is driving down to her home in St. Charles, Missouri this morning after visiting for a few days with her three sisters - Tana Van Roekel, Dorothy Vander Linden, and myself - might be running into some snow and ice before she arrives safely home. She left Pella early - about 6:00 a.m. - so she might be quite close to her home by now. Nearer home, I was reliving the enjoyable time I had last evening when my two great-grandsons, Sayer and Treyton Turnbull, came to visit for a while when Travis and Sarah, their parents, and their sister Stella did some visiting of their own. Sayer (I think) is five years old and Treyton about eight. (I’m finding that my “fog” is not lifting fast this morning!), but they had a play-board about 12 x 8 inches that seemed to please them. The toys that this old grandma had, when I was about their age, would be quite archaic. Now that word has been in my vocabulary for a long time, and I decided I’d better refer to my “Webster’s New World Dictionary,” copyrighted in 1980 by “Simon and Schuster,” to determine if I was using it appropriately, and, yes, Webster’s dictionary gives three definitions that do agree with me: 1) belonging to an earlier period; ancient. 2) antiquated; old-fashioned. 3) that has ceased to be used except for special purposes, as in poetry, church ritual. Then a synonym is listed: “old.” And that should be enough for my vocablulary lesson this morning! Now I’ve been down for lunch and when I “revived” my column, I let out a little panic scream because my computer apparently had decided to end it, if I interpreted correctly the words that came on the screen. But, fortunately, I had remembered which key to push to do the rescue work so I will try to complete this before two o’clock when a line on our weekly calendar tells me there’s a special “activity” planned for us old folks -the kind that challenges the brain rather than the body! And now it’s several hours later and I’m wanting to complete these “Reflections.” I’ve been sitting for the last fifteen minutes with my World Book Encyclopedia on my lap and believe I should do some writing about the Christmas celebration. I don’t remember doing any special reading about it, outside of the Bible. And in our Christian communities with many Christian churches, the meaning of Christmas is widely known - and we more or less take it for granted as we read about the “Holy Family,” the shepherds watch-

ing their sheep by night, the songs of the angels, the wise men from the East, and the response of King Herod when he learned of the arrival of the wise men - and the “Star in the East.” From my encyclopedia I am choosing some lines, and the first sentence makes a message that is quite familiar to most of us: “Christmas is celebrated in all Christian countries as the birthday of Christ. The term “Christes Masse” means Christ’s Mass and is used only in English-speaking countries. In most of Europe the day is known as “Christ’s Birthday.” { Scandinavian countries still use the pagan name “Yule Day,” and Germany and Switzerland observe “Holy Night.:” The date for Christmas in most countries is December 25 and is marked by religious services, exchange of gifts, and merrymaking. No one knows definitely when the Christmas festival was first celebrated. It is spoken of in the 400’s by Clement of Alexandria. Chrysostom speaks of it in the 380’s as a custom of long standing. But in the year 354, by order of Bishop Liberius of Rome, December 25 was adopted. The early Church Fathers probably chose December 25 because the feast of the sun, or winter solstice, was a familiar Roman feast celebratng the victory of light over darkness. This idea was easily turned from a pagan to a Christian one, since Christians consider Christ as the “light of life.” The Armenians, who were the first people in the world to set up a Christian state, celebrate Christmas Eve on January 6 by eating fried fish, lettuce, and boiled spinach. They believe that Mary ate boiled spinach the night before Christ was born. The festivities last three days with visiting and merrymaking. December 6 is the day on which the long Christmas season opens for the Austrians, Belgians, Bulgarians, French, Germans, Greeks, Hungarians, Italians, Dutch and Swiss. On this date, also called Christ-kindle, Saint Nicholas, or Shen Koll, comes with pack of gifts for his children and frequently carries a supply of switches for those who have been disobedient or careless. The countries that observe December 6 for the giving of presents have Christmas Day for feasting, carol singing, dramas, and visiting with relatives and friends to exchange Christmas greetings. The giving of presents and the use of holly, mistletoe, Yule logs, and the wassail bowl have all come to use from the days before Christianity, but they are things which set Christmas distinctly apart from all other holidays. From Wilma - these are a few of my thoughts - that as Christians we should be able to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas - that Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners like you and me. “Thank you, Jesus!”

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Lower Grove News Locals Graduate by Rosemary Schmidt from Indian Hills

Last Monday Kalvin and I took Norma Conover to the dentist at Unionville. We stopped in Centerville for lunch. We had not been to that town for a long time. It seems as if those southern Iowa towns all look alike. I heard that most of the Court Houses were designed and built by one man. The Knoxville, Albia and Centerville were some of those built all around the same era of time. Tuesday Karl came to help Kalvin spit wood for the fireplace. Kenny and Shirley Hoksbergen also came to help. Shirley was my assistant as I fixed lunch for them and she was very much appreciated when it came time to wash the dishes. They took wood over to Kalvin’s and stacked it. Also stacked a big bunch right outside my door. It is good to have two sons that can help me out when I need it. And it is good to have friends who are willing to help. Thanks Kenny and Shirley!!!! I’m sure glad that the wood is split now, because the snow has been flying. It is nice and warm in the house with the fireplace burning away. On Wednesday Shirley called and said that my old school teacher, Gladys (Van Rheenen) Cordes had passed away. It was so fortunate that she was able to visit us this summer and had a meal with us at my place. Kenny, Geneva Jansen and I were so amazed at how sharp and how much fun she was to visit at her age. Thursday Kalvin and I went to visit a friend, Carolyn Burrell at Victor. She had some material for Carrie to make quilts from. Carrie was unable to go along because she had a bad cold. I took Carolyn and Bob some chicken and noodles for them to have for supper. Bob worked that day, but that evening I received a call from him thanking me for the noodles and mashed potatoes. I always did say ‘the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach’. Too bad a lot of women don’t understand that! Then after we got home, I went to Pella to buy a few supplies as the weather report didn’t sound very promising. I called Charlene De Kock and asked if I could take her out for her birthday. She readily agreed and met me at the Pella Family Restaurant. Friday when I got up it was 4 degrees outside. Brrr that is cold. Stayed home all day and probably will do that for the weekend also. Being out when it is cold is not as tempting as it used to be. It is so nice in here by the fireplace. I finished peeling all my apples, cooked and froze them. They were still good as I had kept them on the porch until it got to a freezing temperature. I made some pumpkin bars and cooked some peas, potatoes, onions and bacon. Must have my veggies, you know. That is one thing I miss when eating out, you never have enough vegeta-

bles to eat. A lot of people don’t like veggies, but they are very essential for the vitamins that the body needs. These are a list of the different kinds of veggies that I eat during the year: Broccoli, Corn, Green beans, Cabbage, Carrots, Peas, Parsnips, Salsify, Spinach, Swiss Chard, Squash, Turnips, Zucchini, White potatoes, Sweet potatoes, Green peppers, and Tomatoes. Don’t really like Asparagus or Brussels sprouts, but maybe I have never had them fixed properly. They probably are OK if you pick them when they are nice and tender. When I got up Saturday morning, I looked out the kitchen window and seen deer hunters everywhere. I bet there ‘behinds’ got a little chilly with the low temperature. Never heard if they got any deer or not. I’m sure the deer are around, but I have not seen any lately after that deer got hit on the road in front of my place. The sparrows have been eating all the bird feed and the other birds did not come around. But, now that the snow is on the ground they decided to partake of the feast. I seen a beautiful black and white striped woodpecker this morning. They like the apple suet block that I put out. Haven’t seen any cardinals yet, but I think they usually come around more towards evening and maybe I’m not watching then. My sister Pat calls from Missouri almost every evening to check up on me. She said they were getting about the same weather as we are, except not quite as cold or as much snow. Delmar’s brother and sister live near West Plains, Missouri and they have had ice. Of course that is kind of normal getting ice in southern Missouri. ****FAMILY TREE OF VINCENT VAN GOGH 1. His dizzy aunt….Verti Gogh 2. The brother who ate prunes…. Gotta Gogh 3. The grandfather from Yugoslavia….U Gogh 4. The brother who worked in a convenience store….Stop N Gogh 5. His magician uncle….Where diddy Gogh 6. His Mexican cousin….Gring Gogh 7. A nephew who drove a stage coach….Wells far Gogh 8. A constipated uncle….Can’t Gogh 9. The ballroom dancing aunt…. Tang Gogh 10. The bird lover uncle….Flaming Gogh 11. An aunt who taught positive thinking….Way to Gogh 12. The little bouncy nephew…. Poe Gogh 13. The sister who loved disco…. Go Gogh 14. His niece who travels the country in an RV….Winnie Bay Gogh

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Indian Hills Community College has released the names of the students who completed their graduation requirements at the end of the 2013 Fall Term. This is a list of local students who received an Associate of Arts (AA) degree, Associate of Science (AS) degree, Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, or Diploma at the end of the Fall Term. GRINNELL: Amber L. Eastwood (Diploma)

MONTEZUMA: Rebekah J. Coster (AAS), Angela Dawn Worrall (AA and AAS) PELLA: Samantha Borgman (AAS), Alyse R. Brown (AAS), Joshua A. Christenson (Diploma), Katie L. Bushnell (Diploma), Sarah M. Hertz (AAS), Lindsay Hill (Diploma), Natalie Pickett (Diploma) ROSE HILL: Bridgette H. Ray (AAS)

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The 7-12 grade band and vocal Christmas Concert will take place this Thurs. Dec. 12 at 6:30pm. The K-4 grade General Music and 5th and 6th Grade Band Concert will be Thurs. Dec. 19 at 6:30 with a 1:30 Matinee.

Christmas Break Dismissal Time Changed for NM The dismissal time for Christmas break listed on the school calendar has been changed to 1:00 p.m. Students will be dismissed on Friday, December 20, at 1:00 p.m. rather than the 2:00 p.m. time shown on the calendar. Thank you for adjusting.

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December 13 ~ 4:15pm JH Wrestling @ PCM, 6pm F/S Basketball @ Sigourney Quads and 6pm Girls/Boys Basketball @ Sigourney (Quads) December 14 ~ 8am Varsity Wrestling @ Tri-County Tournament and 9am F/S Basketball vs Pleasantville (H) December 16 ~ 4:15pm JH Girls Basketball @ Tri-County and JH Wrestling @ Eddyville Deceber 17 ~ 6pm F/S Basketball @ HLV Quads, Girls/Boys Basketball @ HLV (Quads) and Varsity Wrestling @ BGMQuad December 20 ~ 2:00 Dismissal for Christmas Break, 4:15pm JH Wrestling @ Sigourney, 6pm F/S Basketball vs LynnvilleSully (H) Quads and 6pm Girls/Boys Basketball vs Lynnville-Sully (H) Quads

December 21 ~ 8am Varsity Wrestling @ Lynnville-Sully Tournament TBA December 23 - January 3 ~ No School. Christmas Break. January 3 ~ 6pm Girls/Boys Basketball vs Iowa Valley (H) January 6 ~ 6pm F/S Basketball @ Montezuma January 7 ~ 4:15pm JH Boys Basketball @ Pella Christian and 6pm Girls/Boys Basketball vs English Valley (H) January 9 ~ 4pm JH Wrestling @ HLV and 6pm F/S Basketball @ Engllish Valley January 10 ~ 4:15pm JH Boys Basketball vs Tri-County (H) and 6pm Girls/Boys Basketball vs Keota (H) January 13 ~ 4:15pm JH Boys Basketball @ Montezuma, JH Girls Basketball vs Montezuma (H) and JH Wrestling @ Lynnville-Sully

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by Ralphi Munson Well, DeLaney was supposed to write my column this week but bailed on me when she came down with a headache...or so she said. So what do I do when I’m in a bind? Randoms, of course. Here are a few for the week: *Did you hear about Pella’s own Kyle Korver breaking an NBA record? He has made a 3 point shot in 90 consecutive games he has played. Do you know the best part about this? He is still a super nice guy who hasn’t forgotten where he came from. He deserves the spotlight. He is a founder of Seer Outfitters and they are doing a neat give away on their facebook page. All someone has to do is tell about a good deed they saw being done and a winner is picked to receive a gift. It is heartwarming to read about so many strangers being kind to each other. *We got the snow that was predicted days in advance. That should also mean people had the chance to get their errands done and get to where they needed to be before the roads turned to yuck. But that didn’t

happen. I am friends with one lady from Wisconsin who took the family out to do just a few things on Sunday. They got 4 miles from their house and became lucky enough to be one of the first cars stopped safely behind a 35 car pile up. They were in a traffic jam stand still for over 4 hours. Now where would you go to the bathroom? *I absolutely despise cold weather. Combine that with frostbite that makes my feet turn black and feel like knives being stuck in my toes, and you have a boring mamma who won’t leave home. A few years ago, we attended a basketball game on a bitterly cold evening. The gym was pleasantly warm, but I remember having to drive a freezing cold van home. In that short trip, I got so cold I almost threw up. And it hurt. I won’t risk that again. So I would like to thank Bruce and Mollie Loving for taking Jac to the Iowa Classic game. He was so excited to go and it dawned on me that our kids have come to accept the fact that we don’t go anywhere in the winter - and they

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North Mahaska Lunch Thursday, December 12 B: Pancakes, Applesauce, Milk L: Tomato Soup/Crackers, Toasted Cheese, Baby Carrots/Broccoli/Cauliflower w/Ranch, Fruit Cocktail, 1/2 Orange, Milk

Thursday, December 19 B: Cake Donut Holes, Orange Juice, Milk L: Hamburger on Whole Grain Bun, Potato Wedges, Broccoli w/Ranch, Mixed Veggies, Raisins, Pears, Milk

Friday, December 13 B: Breakfast Cookie, Fruit Cocktail, Milk L: Hot Dogs on Whole Grain Bun, Smiley Face Potatoes, Seasoned Carrots, Sauerkraut, Raisins, Peaches, Milk

Friday, December 20 B: Egg Patty, Toast, Pears, Milk L: Chicken Sandwich on Whole Grain Bun, Sweet Potato Wedges, Broccoli/Cheese, 100% Punch Juice, Applesauce, Milk

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Senior Meal Site NEW SHARON SENIOR CENTER 641.637.4550. FOR MEAL RESERVATIONS, PLEASE CALL THE MEAL SITE THE DAY BEFORE. This meal is offered on a contribution basis for persons 60 years of age and over and their spouse of any age. Please contribute what you can to allow us to continue to serve you. Participants under 60 years of age must pay full cost of the meal as posted at the meal site. Responsibility for compliance with any dietary restrictions rest with the participant. Menus subject to change upon approval of Licensed Dietician. Milk, Whole Wheat and Whole Grain Bread/Muffins, and Margarine are offered with all meals. This menu provides a general balanced diet that meets the RDA’s/RIA’s for adults. In addition, Frozen or Shelf Stable meals can be provided for evenings, weekends and holidays, etc. on a contribution basis as stated above. NOTE: menus are subject to change, be sure to check with your local Senior Center/Meal Site for menu changes and reservations one day in advance.

Friday, December 13: Roasted Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Broccoli Cauliflower and Raisin Salad and Plums Tuesday, December 17: Glazed Ham Ball, Baked Potato, Sour Cream, Steamed Cabbage and Rosy Applesauce Wednesday, December 18: Roast Beef, Mashed Potato, Gravy, Spinach, Vinegar and Orange Whip Friday, December 20: Chicken and Noodles, Mashed Potatoes, Broccoli, Strawberry and Banana and Chocolate Chip Bar Tuesday, December 24: Meal Sites Closed in observance of Christmas. Contact your local meal site for options. Wednesday, December 25: Meal Sites Closed in observance of Christmas. Contact your local meal site for options. Friday, December 27: Beef Tips in Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Broccoli, Mandarin Oranges and Banana Pudding Tuesday, December 31: Meal Sites Closed. Contact your local meal site for options.

Whew! A potential disaster has been averted. As the Ancient-ess prepared to go Christmas shopping Saturday morning, she tried to start her “Blue Velvet” Malibu with the remote. There was only that tell-tale click, click, click which means the battery is graveyard dead. I knew that battery was on its third or fourth year, so it probably reached its time. When she can’t go shopping, she is not a happy camper. I offered her my car, but she felt that she was not comfortable with it. It is nearly impossible to find someone open on Saturday that can take care of the problem, but the Chevy garage came to the rescue. They sent a man out to jump start the car and then took it in. In 30 minutes a new battery was in place and she was on her way. Happy times were here again and I was spared the shopping routine. It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas. As I write a soft gentle snow is fall and the ground is turning a beautiful white. There is nothing like a fresh snow to clean things up. And with the bone chilling temperatures, ice is being formed on the ponds. Ice fishing should be good this week. Unfortunately, I have little time and probably won’t get to go out. It looks like other areas of the country are getting the Christmas look as well. I am watching the Chiefs frolic in the snow in Washington DC and I also saw a clip from the game in Detroit where the Eagles and the Lions were playing in ankle deep snow. Some of the Saturday games played in Texas and Oklahoma were played in frigid weather as ice storms had griped that area Thursday and Friday. The good news is that I got my

December round of golf in Tuesday before the cold snap hit. That means that I have played in each of the 12 months for the last two years. I played pretty well until the last two holes. Any old coach will tell you that conditioning will always catch up with you in the end. Hopefully we will get a warming trend in January and February and I can get a good start on next year. I went out to the open house at the golf course Saturday and bought my membership for next year. The bitter cold weather took its toll on me this week. I passed on the Oskaloosa lighted Christmas parade and that is probably the first one I have missed in a long time. I guess that old age makes me a little wimpy, but I will say that the cold penetrates to my bones a bit quicker than it used to. I must congratulate former Pella star, Kyle Korver, for making NBA history this past week. Kyle has hit a three-point shot in 90 consecutive games, breaking the old record of 89. He is also the NBA leader in three-point percentage, shooting close to 50% this season for the Atlanta Hawks. It is neat for me when boys that I have covered in sports do well on the professional stage. Kyle is the grandson of my good friend and former Montezuma school superintendent, the late Lew Lundy. I just wish that Lew could have been here to witness the feat. We had a trip for our Blessed Byways group this past Wednesday. We went to the Amana Colonies and took in the Church Basement Ladies “Away in the Basement” Christmas show at the Old Creamery Theatre. It was a rib tickling show and very well done. A luncheon date at the Ox

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don’t complain. It got me wondering what else families might miss out on due to unpleasant past experiences. Hum..... *We have been inundated with Christmas commercials. Sure beats political ads. Enjoy those jingles and bells now. It’s about to get worse. *What childhood presents do you remember the most? Oh sure, a few nice ones come to mind but my first memories that surface are always the gag gifts. I remember when I was a teen and so desperately wanted the new album, “Meatloaf: Bat Out of H*ll”. That dates me but it was also an awesome record. Imagine my surprise when I opened the cold, tin foil baking pan full of greasy ground beef covered in ketchup. I bet Dad made that concoction at least a month in advance. But I got what I asked for. Meatloaf. Jac was just as unimpressed when he opened his gift of canned, diced beets last year. He didn’t even know there was such a vegetable. This year there is a new gadget called a Beats Pill. Don’t even ask for it, Jac. *I enjoy seeing Christmas lights. It makes me wonder that if those tiny, glowing bulbs bring us comfort and joy, why don’t we light them up year round? I’d like to see houses decorated for, let’s say, Mother’s Day.

*The 7th-12th grade Christmas program will be held Thursday at 6:30. Our sports teams have up and down seasons, but our music department is always fantastic! Come on out and see our students shine. Besides, it’s worth watching Mrs. Carrico and Mr. Peiffer get their groove on. I really wish I could watch Miss Brickley work her magic with the elementary children, but I don’t want to take up space because she always packs the house. Heck, even our pep band has made people want to stay in their seats at half time. Have you heard them? We are very blessed with the talent in our school. And I still think the instructors bring that out in those kids. *Here’s to hoping we get some nice weather soon so you can finish up your Christmas shopping. And when the snow does start flying, try to stay at home to make the roads safer for those who HAVE to be out. It’s a good time to be grateful for snow plow drivers, emergency workers, employees at hospitals and nursing homes, and even the personnel who are there to allow you to get gas or milk when you are desperate. Thank them.

Yoke Inn is always a class event and we took in the German Christmas Tree exhibit at the Festhall. And of course, no trip to Amana is complete without some shopping in the down town area. Saturday afternoon we went up to the Book Vault for a book signing by Sheryl Carter, who was Sheryl Parker when she was growing up in the Bussey area. Sheryl is also a columnist and she has published a book called “The Quiet Road”. I wanted to get a copy and I hope that things slow down soon so I can get it read. Saturday night was date night and the Ancient-ess and I went out for supper and then drove over to Leighton to check out the Christmas lights and the open house at the PET headquarters. PET stands for Personal Energy Transportation and the group is headed up by Bill Bruxvoort and Pete VerHey. They make vehicles for folks in third world countries that have no legs. The vehicles are chain driven and powered by the arms. It is a pretty neat story. I did manage to cover a couple of games last week. Tuesday night I was at Eddyville for the Pella Christian girl’s game with the Rockets. PC led for a little over three quarters and then the EBF speed took over. Tasha Alexander poured in 29 points for the Rockets. Friday night I was in Oskaloosa for the Osky games with Pella. Pella rolled to big wins in both games. The Pella girls scorched the Indians 6119 and the Dutch ran past the Indians 85-51. The Iowa Hawkeyes will play the LSU Tigers in the Outback Bowl. It should be an interesting game. Let’s hope for another “Holy Holloway” play to finish them off again. Let’s take a look at what happened in our yesterdays. 100 years ago: Dec. 13, 1913The Ottumwa girls beat Beacon 3212. The Beacon girls were not accustomed to the wire backboards that Ottumwa uses and could not adjust. The Beacon players include; Irene Burdness, Ethel Burdness, Vera

Hartshorn, Faye Lewis, Blanche Carpenter, Vannetta Schultz and Elsie Perry. 75 years ago: Dec. 18, 1938- The unbeaten Eddyville boys trounced Lacey 58-11 as Charles Wilcox scored 15 points, Don Richards added 14 and Bobby Crosson chipped in with 12.The Lacey girls upset Eddyville 30-28 in two overtimes as Jones dropped in 15 points and Leanhart added 10. June Newell canned 22 points for Eddyville. Dec. 18- The New Sharon girls rolled past Cedar 32-18. Genevieve Leydens drained 24 points for NS while Frances Vermillion put down 11 points for Cedar. The Cedar boys took a 38-15 win as Gene Tucker scored 14 points and Claude Picken added 12. John Ankeny led New Sharon with eight points. 50 years ago: Dec. 18, 1963- The Fremont girls raced past Montezuma 74-53. Judy Marlin led a balanced attack with 26 points while Karen Lake added 23 and Kathy Clark chipped in with 21. Dec. 18- Lynnville-Sully sweeps North Mahaska. The unbeaten Hawkettes rolled to a 52-26 win as Charlotte VanderWilt put down 18 points. Arlene Glendenning led NM with 14 points. The Hawks posted a 58-53 overtime win as Warren Terpstra notched 22 points. Bob Knoot led the Warhawks with 19 markers. 25 years ago: Dec. 14, 1988North Mahaska blasts Twin Cedars as Lance Dahm poured in 25 points. Shane Edmundson followed with 18 and Shawn LaRue added 13. The Saber girls slipped past the Warhawks 60-52 as Carrie VanderSlius pumped in 35 points. Marcia Wanders led NM with 33 points. Dec. 14- The Tri-County girls sailed past Belle Plaine 67-44 as Stephani Bos drained 29 points. Dec. 17- A free throw with four seconds left by Jim Hicklin gave North Mahaska a 63-62 win over Pleasantville. John Knoot led the Warhawks with 21 points while Lance Dahm added 16. Have a great week and welcome to winter.

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6 ☼ Thursday, December 12, 2013

Community News

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Mahaska County Supervisors Meetings and Claims November 4, 2013 The Mahaska County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on the above date at 9:00 a.m. in the third floor conference room of the Mahaska County courthouse. Present were the following board members: Chairman – Greg Gordy; Vice chairman – Mike Vander Molen and Member - Mark Doland. Also present were Duane Nollen, Osky Herald; Ken Allsup, Osky News; Aaron Riggs and Eduardo Zamarripa, CRI; Jerry Nusbaum, Mahaska County Engineer; Mike Rodwell, Mahaska County Engineer’s Office; Jamey Robinson, Mahaska County Emergency Management Director; Julie Bak, Mahaska County CPC; Alven Meppelink and Susan Brown, Mahaska County Auditor. This meeting was filmed by Communications Research Institute of William Penn University. Chairman Gordy opened the meeting at 9:00 a.m. with a moment of silence. It was moved by Vander Molen seconded by Doland to approve the agenda for today’s meeting. All present voted aye. Motion carried. It was moved by Doland seconded by Vander Molen to approve bills and payroll for October totaling $552,864.17. All present voted aye. Motion carried. It was moved by Vander Molen seconded by Doland to approve the minutes of October 21st meeting. All present voted aye. Motion carried. It was moved by Vander Molen seconded by Doland to approve adding Wyatt Myers as a part time employee with no benefits in the courthouse maintenance department at $9.00/ hr effective October 28, 2013. All present voted aye. Motion carried. It was moved by Gordy seconded by Vander Molen to reappoint the following to the Mahaska County Solid Waste Commission for the coming year: Greg Gordy, Peggy Wright, John Jacobs, Alan DeBruin. Discussion regarding posting the openings for three months and gender balance requirements. Gordy: aye; Vander Molen: nay; Doland: aye. Motion carried. It was moved by Vander Molen seconded by Doland to terminate existing 28E agreement with Southeast Iowa Response Group effective March 1st, 2014. All present voted aye. Motion carried. The engineer will procure bids to bring to next meeting regarding the purchase replacement of dozer in Secondary Road Department. It was moved by Vander Molen seconded by Doland to authorize Oskaloosa Christian School to be a part of the fuel program at the Secondary Roads Department. All present voted aye. Motion carried. Bids were opened for Project #L-EWP13—62-03 Channel stabilization work on 185th Street crossing the N Skunk River. McCulley Construction: $90,524.00; McCulley Culvert: $91,772.00; Skyline Enterprises: $110,000.00; DeLong Construction: $95,725.56; Iowa Bridge & Culvert: $110,498.00; Legacy Corporation: $113,848.00; TK Concrete: $89,450.00. It was moved by Vander Molen seconded by Doland to award the bid to TK Concrete @$89,450.00. All present voted aye. Motion carried. It was moved by Vander Molen seconded by Doland to indicate to Marion and Poweshiek Counties that Mahaska County is willing to agree to 28E for Tri-County Behavioral Health Region as revised. Gordy: nay; Vander Molen: aye; Doland: aye. Motion carried. There were no public comments. It was moved by Doland seconded by Vander Molen to adjourn. All present voted aye. Motion carried. Attest: Susan L. Brown, Mahaska County Auditor Greg Gordy, Mahaska County Board of Supervisors November 7, 2013 The Mahaska County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on the above date at 9:00 a.m. in the third floor conference room of the Mahaska County courthouse. Present were the following board members: Chairman – Greg Gordy; Vice chairman – Mike Vander Molen and Member - Mark Doland. Also present were Charlie Comfort, KBOE; Ken Allsup, Osky News; Aaron Riggs, CRI and Susan Brown, Mahaska County Auditor. This meeting was filmed by Communications Research Institute of William Penn University Chairman Gordy opened the meeting at 2:00 p.m. It was moved by Vander Molen seconded by Doland to approve the agenda for today’s meeting. All present voted aye. Motion carried. Susan Brown, County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections reported that there were 10,195 eligible voters on November 5, 2013 for the City Elections in Mahaska County. (1924 voted at the polls and 562 voted by absentee ballot) (5.51% voted absentee and 18.87% voted at the polls) Barnes City: 125 registered voters, 40 voted, 32.0% turnout Beacon: 283 registered voters, 53 voted, 18.7% turnout Fremont: 449 registered voters, 31 voted, 6.9% turnout Keomah Village: 92 registered voters, 21 voted, 22.8% turnout Leighton: 119 registered voters, 26 voted, 21.8% turnout Oskaloosa: 7674 registered voters, 2196 voted, 28.6% turnout Ward 1: 1881 registered voters, 390 voted, 20.7% turnout Ward 2: 1861 registered voters, 479 voted, 25.7% turnout Ward 3: 2025 registered voters, 637 voted, 31.4% turnout Ward 4: 1907 registered voters, 690 voted, 36.2% turnout Rose Hill: 107 registered voters, 12 voted, 11.2% turnout University Park: 444 registered voters, 72 voted, 16.2% turnout There were 567 absentee ballots requested. There were 2 provisional ballots cast. It was moved by Vander Molen seconded by Doland to approve the canvass results. All present voted aye. Motion carried. Results of the City Election can be found in the permanent election record book in the Mahaska County Auditor’s Office. The cities of Barnes City and Beacon will be required to have a run-off election on December 3, 2013. It was moved by Doland seconded by Vander Molen to adjourn. All present voted aye. Motion carried. Attest: Susan L. Brown, Mahaska County Auditor Greg Gordy, Mahaska County Board of Supervisors November 18, 2013 The Mahaska County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on the above date at 9:00 a.m. in the third floor conference room of the Mahaska County courthouse. Present were the following board members: Vice chairman – Mike Vander Molen; Member - Mark Doland; Chairman – Greg Gordy was absent. Also present were Duane Nollen, Osky Herald; Eduardo Zamarripa, CRI; Taylor Howard, KBOE; Mike Rodwell, Mahaska County Engineer’s Office; Eric Dursky, Mahaska County Sanitarian; Deann DeGroot, MCCARD; Alven Meppelink and Susan Brown, Mahaska County Auditor. This meeting was filmed by Communications Research Institute of William Penn University. Vice Chairman Vander Molen opened the meeting at 9:00 a.m. with a moment of silence. It was moved by Doland seconded by Vander Molen to approve the agenda for today’s meeting. All present voted aye. Motion carried. It was moved by Doland seconded by Vander Molen to approve the minutes of November 4th and 7th meetings. All present voted aye.

Motion carried. Eric Dursky, presented report to the board and it was placed on file. Dave Sedevic, Mahaska County Conservation, was unable to attend today’s meeting. Deann DeGroot, MCARD, presented report to the board and it was placed on file. Solid Waste 28E and appointments was tabled until the next meeting. Gender balancing on boards and commissions appointed by the board of supervisors was discussed. It was moved by Doland seconded by Vander Molen to develop an application form to be used by those interested in serving on boards and commissions appointed by the board of supervisors. All present voted aye. Motion carried. Listing of openings along with the application will be posted on board in the courthouse and on website. Completed applications would be filed in the Auditor’s office. It was moved by Doland seconded by Vander Molen to approve replacement funding for bridge in Mahaska County Project No. BROSCO62(83)—8J-62 (295th St) at an estimated cost of $140,000 and authorize vice chair to sign Federal Aid agreement. All present voted aye. Motion carried. It was moved by Doland seconded by Vander Molen to approve Operation and Maintenance Agreement and Plan to allow reimbursement from NRCS for Project L-EWP-13-62—02 and L-EWP-13-62—03 and authorize signature of same. All present voted aye. Motion carried. It was moved by Doland seconded by Vander Molen to approve certification of Cost Allocation Plan based on fiscal year 2013 for use in case management indirect costs for fiscal year 2015. All present voted aye. Motion carried. Doland reported from the 10-15 Transit committee meeting. The organization is restructuring separately from Ottumwa Transit and they have appointed an interim director. Vander Molen reported that RUSS arbitration is moving forward. Alven Meppelink asked for clarification on the fixed bus route that 10-15 Transit is discussing for Oskaloosa. It was moved by Doland seconded by Vander Molen to adjourn. All present voted aye. Motion carried. Attest: Susan L. Brown, Mahaska County Auditor Greg Gordy, Mahaska County Board of Supervisors Mahaska County Auditor - Accounting November Claims General Basic Fund ABS Fire Equipment 50.50 184.85 Adams Camera House Alliant Energy 174.08 Answer Plus Inc 66.41 Appanoose Co. Sheriff 23.96 Arnold Motor Supply Inc The Me 19.14 B & H Automotive and Locksmith 51.00 Bankers Leasing Company 751.04 Bates Funeral Chapel 160.00 Bearence 83.33 Scot Bokhoven 200.00 Boyd’s Satellite T.V. Sales & 128.34 Susan L Brown 48.49 Brown’s Shoe Fit 169.97 Bruening Rock Products 441.64 Carpenter Uniform Co Inc 348.36 Central Ia Dist Inc 804.80 Central Iowa Detention 2249.96 CenturyLink 43.70 Certified Pest Control 122.00 Champion Storage & Signs 400.00 CIT 78.90 COC-Oskaloosa 727.49 Criswell Propane 200.00 Laura DeCook 36.85 Lyle Dickey 20.00 J R Draughn 35.23 Fareway 199.62 Fifth District County Officers 20.00 Financial Service Group Inc At 131.00 Fins & Things 109.30 First Communications 24.21 Four Oaks, Inc 1446.15 Frogger Properties %Andy Davis 200.00 Goodwill Industries of Cental 389.90 Mary Ann Grife 29.03 Haines Auto Supply 31.92 Hammer Medical Supply 17.77 Shauna Hol 54.13 Ia Dept of Transportation 1209.60 Ia St Medical Examiner 1894.50 Jefferies Communications Inc 120.00 John Deere Financial 5.51 K & M Rentals 600.00 Kelly Supply Co 267.58 King’s Pointe 145.60 Lamson Mobile Homes % Irene Ma 400.00 Lappin Tire 602.08 Lightedge Solutions 79.80 Local Disposal Inc 152.00 Lowry Equipment Inc 643.99 Tammy Luckey 200.00 M & M Sales Company 296.46 Sheila Mackaig 60.49 Mahaska Co.Extension Office 78.00 Mah. Co. Hist. Society 1000.00 Mahaska County Sheriff 4994.81 Mah.Co.Solid Waste Mgmt. 57.49 Mahaska Community Recreation F 1000.00 Mahaska Communication Group 2292.58 Mahaska County Treasurer 3771.00 Mahaska Drug 2232.16 Mahaska Health Partnership Com 17439.70 Mahaska Rural Water Inc. 220.33 Mail Services LLC 595.89 Malcolm Lumber Window & Door C 18.01 Market Village 350.00 Tricia Matson 40.12 Mauer Supply Inc. 174.00 McGriffs of New Sharon 911.90 Doug McMillan 20.00 Mid-America Publishing Corp 1233.86 MidAmerican Energy 4263.97 Midwest Sanitation & Recycling 45.00 MPTIowa, Inc 1908.75 Office Center Inc. 2234.68 Oskaloosa Herald 673.81 Oskaloosa Water Dept. 1339.20 Pheasants Forever 1476.08 Polk Co Treasurer Polk Co Heal 150.00 Postmaster 559.00 Precise Imaging 572.55 Ramada Northwest Inn & Suites 123.20 Deborah Richards 8.79 River Hills Comm Health Cntr 300.00 Riverside Auto Parts & Repair 258.91 Secretary of State 60.00 Dave Sedivec 22.50 Sherwin-Williams Inc. 45.09 Susan J. Sieren CSR 53.30 Southern Hills Apts. 600.00 Dr. Karen A Spahr 78.00 Tara Stek 28.81 Stravers True Value 100.75 Charles Stream 411.03 True Value Hardware 168.03 United States Cellular 689.69 161.70 Michael VanderMolen Vangorp Used Auto Parts 42.80 Visa 139.11 Wapello County Sheriff 13.10 Wapello Rural Water Assoc. 42.25 West Group Payment Ctr 1183.52 Bob White 200.00 Wiggs Country Store 341.06 76.19 Windstream World Data Corporation Attn:Or 220.00 General Supplemental Janet Ademeit 123.00 Lee Ademeit 120.00 William B Akason 141.00 Kim Albright 120.35 Behavioral Health 1610.00 Kelly Blunt 104.00 Cindy Bridges 120.00 Susan L Brown 419.30 Norene Bruxvoort 138.40

128.00 Patsy Campbell Patricia Chamra 72.45 Carole Comstock 140.00 Sheila Denburger 145.40 Virginia Dunbar 70.00 Fellowship Bible Church 100.00 Portia Figland 141.00 Ellen Geurts 80.20 DeVonne Hatch 80.00 Alice J Hudson 84.00 JoAn Huggins 60.00 Roger Johannes 101.40 Jane Kauzlarich 120.00 Joyce Klein 83.05 Donna Lenox 104.00 Elaine Livezey 112.00 120.35 Sharon Lockard Mahaska County Sheriff 45.00 Janet Masterson 120.00 Margaret Mattix 125.00 Charlotte McCurdy 111.30 Laurie McMahan 116.10 334.56 Mid-America Publishing Corp Shirley Mitrisin 103.10 Office Center Inc. 146.41 Oskaloosa Herald 534.60 Eric J. Palmer Atty. 180.00 Bonnie Patterson 87.60 Patricia A. Patterson 165.90 Cindy Paulsen 124.00 Debra Paxton 94.00 Carol Polkowske 120.00 Rose Hill Ruritan 20.00 Karen Rouw 120.00 Ila Ruby 140.00 Donna Rucinski 114.20 76.00 Marilyn Stigers Kathy Street 135.00 Marjean Uitermarkt 97.10 Lois Van Haaften 86.00 Darlene Veldhuizen 120.70 Hazel Walker-Hite 82.00 Jake Walker 112.00 88.80 Mildred Wanders Bonnie Weiland 78.00 Beryl J. Williams 111.80 142.40 Kay Wilson Pioneer Cemetery Fund Visa 56.32 Crime Prevention Fund Mahaska County Treasurer 302.87 Maintenance/Repair Law Center Central Ia Dist Inc 474.90 Certified Pest Control 32.00 Kelly Supply Co 86.25 Local Disposal Inc 115.00 2544.07 MidAmerican Energy Oskaloosa Water Dept. 644.38 True Value Hardware 10.78 MH/MI/MR/DD Services Fund A Avenue Pharmacy 14.96 57947.50 Behavioral Health CCMS 528.00 Center Associates 192.00 COC 361.53 Community Care, Inc 945.00 Ia Community Services Assoc At 50.00 Imagine the Possibilites 319.76 Mahaska County Sheriff 2069.23 Mahaska Drug 1977.05 Marion Co Sheriff 39.45 Office Center Inc. 79.40 Eric J. Palmer Atty. 75.00 Pine Rest 415.00 Pleasant Hill Residential 1762.66 So. Ia. Mental Health Center 242.17 United States Cellular 106.48 Visa 51.50 Wapello County Auditor 1297.22 Rural Services Basic Fund Carriker Ford Inc 90.00 Champion Storage & Signs 190.00 City Clerk 25.00 Eric Dursky 36.35 ESRI 250.00 Ia Arborist Association 35.00 IDALS Pesticide Bureau-IDALS 15.00 John Deere Financial Drost Equ 930.96 Lappin Tire 312.56 Mahaska Communication Group 89.37 Mahaska County Treasurer 760.61 Malcolm Lumber Window & Door C 39.34 Pheasants Forever 1078.75 Quick Supply Co. 4300.00 United States Cellular 121.02 Secondary Road Fund Allied Oil & Tire Company 2498.00 American Fiber Technology 195.78 Arnold Motor Supply Inc The Me 789.36 Auto-Jet 191.25 Town of Barnes City 73.80 James E Bell Co Inc 3750.00 Ben Shinn Trucking Inc 6972.06 Bill & Rays Auto Service 66.00 Bruening Rock Products 12904.25 Cellular Specialists 39.99 Central Ia Dist Inc 180.75 City of University Park 1076.63 Continental Research Corp. 199.00 Diamond Oil Company 4772.88 Douds Stone Inc 8914.26 Dultmeier Sales 274.66 Elliott Oil Company 67846.16 French-Reneker-Associates, Inc 3200.00 Haines Auto Supply 999.98 Hewitt’s Service Center, Ltd 200.00 Hotsy Cleaning Systems 490.00 Housby Mack Inc 600.29 Hoy Trucking LLC 293.88 Ia Dept of Transportation 2214.87 Inland Truck Parts Co 793.88 Interstate Power and Light 56.21 Kimball Midwest 226.78 Lappin Tire 808.78 M & M Sales Company 222.71 Mahaska Communication Group 147.38 Mahaska Rural Water Inc. 288.45 Malcolm Lumber Window & Door C 64.56 Manatt’S Inc. 2843.81 Martin Marietta Aggregate 55940.15 Mc Culley Construction Co 26640.00 McGriffs of New Sharon 791.32 Metal Culverts Inc. 4633.28 Mid Country Mahcinery Inc 48.90 MidAmerican Energy 476.64 Midwest Sanitation & Recycling 105.66 Midwest Wheel 1933.56 Mitrisin Motors Body Shop 2695.50 MPTIowa, Inc 20.00 Newman Traffic Signs 1855.86 Office Center Inc. 77.33 Oskaloosa Herald 21.50 Oskaloosa Water Dept. 167.65 PDQ Hoist & Tool Repair, Inc 660.00 Power Plan Murphy Tractor & Eq 553.73 Racom Corporation 1646.43 Roe Htg and Refrigeration 686.63 Sadler Power Train Inc. 73.16 Seneca Companies 214.00 Skyline Enterprises 48975.00 Titan Access Account CRA Payme 399.02 Truck Country 621.57 True Value Hardware 82.11 517.98 United States Cellular Van Zante Services 20.00 Vander Haag’s Inc 370.00 Steven Walters 525.00 Wellington Tool Sales Inc Earl 35.50 Windstream 60.68 Winter Equipment Co. Inc. 2691.55 Ziegler Inc. 6004.41 E911 Surcharge CenturyLink 1429.36 Chase Card Services %Cardmembe 454.82 Language Line Services 36.75 MidAmerican Energy 60.47 Walmart Community BRC 21.33 Windstream 573.80 Local Option sales tax 9-25-01 Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont C 9661.96 Lynnville-Sully Community Scho 266.43 North Mahaska Community School 17318.92 Oskaloosa Community School 50336.73 Pella Community School 7074.46 Tri-County Community School 847.06 Twin Cedars Community School 1981.70 Emergency Management

Advantage Printing Carriker Ford Inc CDW Gov’t, Inc EMSLRC Fire Service Training Bureau T Gaudineer & Comito, L.L.P. HSEMD IMWCA Mahaska Communication Group Mahaska County Treasurer MPTIowa, Inc Musco Sports Lighting LLC Racom Corporation Jamey Robinson Visa Jim Walker Stephens Mem. Animal Shelter Animal Health Center B & H Automotive and Locksmith Card Services Orschelns Central Ia Dist Inc Certified Pest Control Terry Gott H & S Feed and Country Store Hill’s Pet Nutrition Idexx Mahaska Communication Group Mahaska County Treasurer Mahaska Vet Clinic MidAmerican Energy Midwest Sanitation & Recycling Musco Sports Lighting LLC Oskaloosa Small Animal Vet Cli Pethealth Services Quality Scent Staples Marty Townsend True Value Hardware Visa

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New Sharon City Council Meeting NEW SHARON CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING December 4, 2013 The New Sharon City Council met in regular session at City Hall, Wednesday, December 4, 2013 @ 6:00 p.m. with Mayor Dustin Hite presiding and the following members answering roll call: Kenneth Ward, Larry Applegate,Jenell Steel, Kari Lamberson and Jeff Foster. Others in attendance were Lisa Munn, Kevin Lamberson, Gary Strobel and Carl Elshire. Roll Call was answered by: Ayes: Ward, Foster, Applegate, Steel and Lamberson Absent: none It was moved by Lamberson and seconded by Foster to approve the following consent agenda items: 1. 11/20/13 minutes 2. 12/04/13 Agenda 3. Pending Bills for December 4, 2013 AYES: Ward, Foster, Applegate, Steel, Lamberson NAYS: None ABSTENTIONS: None Public Comments: None Requests from the Community: None Public Hearings: 1. Mayor Hite opened a public hearing for a building permit application for James Long. There was no one from the public in attendance so mayor Hite closed the public meeting. It was moved by Foster and seconded by Ward to approve the building permit for James Long for a garage at 203 E Maple St. AYES: Applegate ,Foster, Ward, Steel and Lamberson NAYES: none ABSTENTIONS: none 2. Mayor Hite opened a public hearing for a building permit application for Virginia Evans. There was no one from the public in attendance so Mayor Hite closed the public hearing. It was moved by Foster and seconded by Lamberson to approve the building permit for Virginia Evans 305 N. Main, fence AYES: Ward, Applegate, Foster, Steel, and Lamberson NAYES: NONE ABSTENTIONS: NONE Resolutions/Motions: None Ordinances: None Department Reports: a. Water Report- Gary gave report and said they are going to be installing new check valves tomorrow afternoon at the water plant to help with the alarms. Cleaning of water tank showed that the filters are doing a good job. Crosby’s water line needs replaced so it is capped off right now. b. Sewer Reportc. Street Reportd. Police Reporte. Cemetary Reportf. City Clerk Report- Premier had given us information regarding our copier contract so we did review that information and will continue with premier until contract expires in August 2014. Annual Financial report is still in process and will begin working on the budget in the next two weeks. Departmental Requests: City Council Information: overtime was discussed and if we needed to make changes in the employee handbook as to how that was accumulated and also what constitutes overtime. Mayor Information: Adjournment: There being no further business to discuss, it was moved by Ward and seconded by Foster to adjourn at 7:18 p.m. All in favor, whereupon the Mayor declared said motion approved. Lisa Munn, City clerk Dustin D. Hite, Mayor

Renaud to Retire from U.S. Bank Linda started at Taintor Savings Bank on July 27 1987. Linda stayed at the same location but the name changed to Hawkeye, Mercantile, Mercantile Bank of Western Iowa, Mercantile Bank Midwest, Firstar and finally US Bank in May of 2002. Linda works a dual role at the bank as a Teller and Commercial Banking Client Representative. In a small branch you wear many hats. Linda has worked with a lot of different customers over the years. Linda always knows which customers need to talk, share a happy time, cry, pray with them or share we are here for them. She is always willing to share her

time and talents at the bank, with her friends and family, with her church and with the community. Linda enjoys the great fellowship with the employees she works with, as they are like her second family. Linda plans to spend more time in Colorado watching her grandkids play sports and doing all of the fun things she wished she had time while she was working. We will be having are a retirement party for Linda on December 30 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please stop by the bank to visit with Linda and share a special memory that you have.

New Sharon City Snow Removal REMINDER ****SNOW SEASON IS HERE**** PLEASE HAVE YOUR VEHICLE OFF THE STREETS FOR SNOW REMOVAL PARKING IS AVAILABLE ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE CITY PARK *VIOLATORS WILL BE TOWED AT OWNER’S EXPENSE* THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION CITY HALL

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Thursday, December 12, 2013 ☼

North Mahaska School Board Meeting and Claims November 18, 2013 The North Mahaska Board of Education met in regular session November 18, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. in the elementary conference room New Sharon, Iowa. Those members present: Dirk Wilkin, Tina Layman, Dan Gruber, Sherrill Strobel and Ryan Augustine (6:32 pm). Also present: Randy Moffit, Doug Ray, Angela Livezey, Chris Shaw, Lindsay Miller, Alyssa Foster, Harriett Fox, Jeanie Phillips and Cindy Quang. Dirk Wilkin called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. A motion was made by Layman and seconded by Gruber to approve the agenda. Motion carried. A motion was made by Layman and seconded by Strobel to approve the consent agenda with the change to add Janine Moore to the list of people that attended the last board meeting. Motion carried. COMMUNICATION There was no written communication or public forum. REPORT ON FFA CONVENTION Mrs. Foster, high school Ag teacher, presented the board an overview of the FFA National Convention trip that was held in Louisville, Kentucky. Mrs. Foster brought six students with her to the National FFA Convention. Mrs. Foster talked about their experience and the educational fieldtrips the students did while they were traveling to the National FFA Convention. FOLLOW UP ON MAY TERM AND OPEN CAMPUS The board discussed the possibilities of bring back May Term for the 2013-2014 school year. Administrators would like majority of the teachers to agree on bring May Term back before any decisions will be made. Mr. Ray would like to talk with teachers at the next Wednesday Professional Development Day. He also feels a committee needs to be established to improve and plan for May Term. The board thanked Chris Shaw for presenting the idea of Open Campus Lunch. The board mention with the limited time students have for lunch and the safety concerns the board will not allow students to have open campus lunch. OLD BUSINESS CAPITAL PROJECTS PLANNING Mr. Moffit presented the board the funds available in the PPEL and Capital Projects funds. Mr. Moffit also presented the board a list of possible projects or equipment that can be spent with the PPEL and Capital Projects money. REVENUES BUDGET Mr. Moffit presented the board the estimated revenue budget for the 2013-2014 school year. EMPLOYEE PHYSICAL EXAMS – POLICY 403.1 APPROVAL A motion was made by Augustine and seconded by Gruber to approve the Employee Physical Exams – Policy 403.1. Motion carried. Strobel abstained from voting. LIBRARY SELECTION POLICY Mr. Moffit talked with the board about adding a library selection policy. NEW BUSINESS SIAC COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION Mr. Moffit presented the SIAC recommendation to the board. The SIAC Committee would like to continue the current initiatives in the Wonders reading, Every Day Math and the oneto-one program. TEACHER LEADERSHIP SYSTEM (TLS) Mr. Moffit mentioned having a TLS committee established and is in the process of setting up the Teacher Leadership System in the North Mahaska School District. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT IASB CONVENTION Mr. Moffit asked if any board members were attending the IASB Convention. No board members will be attending the IASB Convention due to the Department of Education visit. DE SITE VISIT Mr. Moffit talked with the board about Department of Education visit. PRINCIPAL’S REPORT MRS. LIVEZEY’S REPORT – ELEMENTARY Mrs. Livezey talked about how well parent teachers’ conference went. Mrs. Livezey had great feedback from parents in regards to Standard Base Reporting. Mrs. Livezey is in the process of doing walkthroughs. She can see a tremendous change in teacher and student conversation from the Wonders reading curriculum and the Everyday Math. Mrs. Livezey talked about the improvement these new curriculum has done for students. Teachers are getting comfortable with the new curriculum. Data Team is meeting this Thursday to make a check list for the professional committee. Mrs. Livezey talked about Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS). She is in the process of working with the AEA and identifying positive behaviors. MR. RAY’S REPORT – SECONDARY Mr. Ray talked about having trouble with a student not attending school. Mr. Ray has worked with the AEA in regards to this student. Mr. Ray talked about Veteran’s Day. Students were very respectful during the Veteran’s Day assembly. Brock Pollepeter was the speaker at the assembly. Brock Pollepeter is a current NM student that plans to attend the military after school. Mr. Ray talked about the Quiz Bowl North Mahaska students attended in Chariton. There were 30 teams in the state of Iowa competing. Of the 30 teams competing, North Mahaska brought two teams – NM Red and NM white. The teams did very well, NM-Red was 3-2 in their pool and NM–White was 2-3 in their pool. Mr. Ray mentioned at the next Wednesday Professional Development Day teachers will be sharing and teachings certain Apps they use in the classroom. The musical “Guys and Dolls” went really well. There was more student involvement in this musical. The musical had great attendance on Friday and Saturday. Mr. Ray talked about the collaboration of Matt Augustin’s business class and Mr. Groom’s shop class joining together to run a business. Mr. Groom is making customized etching products. The two classes has worked together to market the service and assigning the cost to make the product. Mr. Ray talked about the FFA Fall Showcase. The FFA Fall Showcase is when students in FFA are awarded for their fall activities. BOARD COMMENTS Layman mentioned her appreciation for allowing the upper elementary students to attend the Veteran’s Day assembly at the high school. Wilkin mentioned the public is talking about the musical play “Guys and Dolls.” Everyone he has been around mentioned how great the play was. Mr. Wilkin feels the musical was a great success. ADJOURNED Mr. Wilkin adjourned the meeting at 9:05 p.m. Cindy Quang Board Secretary Dirk Wilkin Board President November 19, 2013 The North Mahaska Board of Education met in special session November 19, 2013 at 5:00 pm in the elementary conference room New Sharon, Iowa. Those members present: Dirk Wilkin, Tina Layman, and Sherrill Strobel. Absent: Dan Gruber and Ryan Augustine. Also present: Barb Byrd- Department of Education Consultant, Andy Hotek – Oskaloosa MS Principal, and Cindy Quang. Dirk Wilkin called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m. A motion was made by Layman and seconded by Strobel to approve the agenda. Motion carried. The board had an interview with Barb Byrd

and Andy Hotek for the Department of Education accreditation site visit. ADJOURNED Mr. Wilkin adjourned the meeting at 6:01 p.m. Cindy Quang Board Secretary Dirk Wilkin Board President BILLS PRESENTED OCTOBER 21, 2013 NORTH MAHASKA BOARD OF EDUCATION NEW SHARON, IA GENERAL FUND ABU IBRAHIM, PT services 125.00 ALISHA BRIGGS, reimbursement 83.82 ALLIED 100, AED supplies 334.00 ANDERSON ERICKSON, milk 29.02 ATOMIC PEST CONTROL, pest control 95.00 BLANKE, STACI, reimbursement 26.57 BOENDER, BILL, nonpublic transporation 685.73 BOENDER, DOUG, nonpublic transportation 1,017.81 BOONSTRA, PAUL, non public transportaion 685.72 229.90 BOOTS, DONNA, reimbursement CONNER, JOYCE, reimbursement 20.00 DE LAGE LANDEN, copier lease 542.07 EAST MARKET GROCERY, supplies 8.58 FASTENAL, supplies 862.09 FLINN SCIENTIFIC, supplies 257.90 FREY SCIENTIFIC, supplies 87.20 FYNAARDT, RUSS, nonpublic transportation 353.64 12.00 GREAT PRAIRIE AEA, registration HILLYARD, supplies 715.55 HOGLUND BUS COMPANY, parts 92.94 HOME DEPOT SUPPLY, supplies 692.62 HY-VEE ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE, supplies 156.17 IASB, supplies 30.00 INDIAN HILLS COMMUNITY COLLEGE, textbooks 137.15 IOWA ASCD, registration 330.00 IOWA CENTRAL COMM. COLLEGE, postsecondary 1,755.00 126.00 IOWA DCI, background checks IOWA SCHOOLS EMPLOYEE BENEFITS, insurance 12,095.23 JULIE RASTETTER, registration 58.00 KAPLAN, supplies 7.86 KEY COOPERATIVE, fuel 5,161.99 LASER RESOURCES, supplies 2,306.29 LDI, waste removal 240.00 LIBERTY HARDWOODS, supplies 900.26 LIFE TRACK SERVICES, services 598.00 LINN MAR COMMUNITY SCHOOL, registration 20.00 LIVEZEY, ANGELA , reimbursement 46.23 MAHASKA COUNTY DISASTER, training 20.00 27.50 MAHASKA DRUG, supplies MC GRIFF’S OF NEW SHARON, supplies 147.60 800.20 MCG, interest MENARDS, supplies 183.59 MID AMERICAN ENERGY, utilities 5,926.74 MID-AMERICA PUBLISHING, publication 150.87 83.44 MOFFIT, RANDY, reimb NORTH MAHASKA HOT LUNCH, supplies 101.24 100.32 O’REILLY AUTOMOTIVE, parts OSKALOOSA HERALD, publication 98.36 PATTERSON MEDICAL SUPPLY, supplies 1,442.68 PEARSON EDUCATION, textbooks 1,115.20 PELLA CHRISTIAN HS, nonpubic transportation 3,010.12 PEORIA CHRISTIAN, nonpublic transportation 2,537.13 547.39 PEPPER & SON, JW, supplies POSTMASTER, postage 153.92 QUILL, CORPORATION, supplies 123.81 ROODA, DANIEL, nonpublic transportation 685.73 127.60 SCHOOL SPECIALTY, supplies SEMINOLE ENERGY SERVICES, utilities 219.16 SPOELSTRA, MARK, nonpublic transporation 353.64 55.45 THOMAS BUS SALES, parts US BANK-VISA, supplies 745.85 US BANK, analysis charge 3.42 VAN GORP, ROSS, supplies 159.38 VANDER MOLEN, TODD, nonpublic transportation 1,017.84 VEENSTRA, LYNDA, nonpublic transportation 353.65 60.00 VICTORY AUTO GLASS, repair WAL-MART BUSINESS, supplies 37.09 WARD’S SCIENCE, supplies 29.84 WEST MUSIC, supplies 1,136.47 WIESER EDUCATIONAL, SPED supplies 156.68 239.36 WINDSTREAM, phone ZEP MANUFACTURING, supplies 300.00 TOTAL 53,176.61 STUDENT ACTIVITY FUND 375.00 ABU IBRAHIM, PT services ANDERSON’S PROM, supplies 69.97 AUTUMN ACRES, fees 133.00 B & H PHOTO-VIDEO, supplies 660.12 BOB BRADFIELD, official 180.00 BRANT BOLLMAN, reimb 46.75 CASEY’S GENERAL STORE, supplies 498.56 CDNE, INC. TIME WITH DIZZY, services 250.00 CHARITON COMMUNITY SCHOOLS, fee 75.00 250.00 CHRIS SAMPSON, coaching CHUCK MC DONOUGH, official 50.00 COMEDY SPORTZ THEATRE, sr. trip exp 480.00 70.00 CRAIG VAN VARK, official DAN BRUNS, official 80.00 DANNCO, supplies 2,495.31 DAVID MCCLUSKEY, official 80.00 DEAN GROSSNICKLE, official 80.00 East Market Grocery, supplies 743.55 ED OLIVER, official 90.00 ENGLISH VALLEYS SCHOOLS, fees 50.00 ERIC LENOX, official 80.00 FASTENAL, supplies 1,329.52 FLOWERS ETC, supplies 280.10 GOLF TEAM PRODUCTS, supplies 1,019.50 GRAPHIC EDGE, supplies 795.52 GREAT PRAIRIE AEA, supplies 35.23 GRMC AUXILIARY GIFT SHOP, supplies 200.90 GRUBB’S PREMIUM POPPING CORN, supplies 56.00 HOPKINS, supplies 255.65 IBCA, registration 300.00 IHSPA, registration 60.00 IMEA, registration 180.00 J. W. PEPPER, supplies 609.13 JERRY LENOX, official 100.00 JORDAN DINKLA, official 80.00 JOSTENS, yearbooks 6,780.57 KASEY DAMMEIER, official 80.00 Kent Kocour, official 90.00 KEY COOPERATIVE, storage 14.64 LYNN SCHROEDER, official 80.00 MACIE PUBLISHING COMPANY, supplies 381.50 MAHASKA BOTTLING CO, supplies 600.60 MARK McCULLEY, coaching 250.00 MC GRIFF’S, supplies 138.46 MICHAEL CALEY, official 80.00 MISSY KORELL, reimbursement 303.52 MONTEZUMA COMMUNITY SCHOOL, fees 55.00 NATIONAL FFA ORGANIZATION, supplies 954.50 60.00 NICK SPONSLER, official NORTH MAHASKA GENERAL FUND, FFA 7,648.90 land lab NORTH MAHASKA HOT LUNCH, supplies 1,259.79 60.00 PAUL KINGMA, official PELLA COMMUNITY SCHOOL, fee 80.00 PRO-LINE COMPANY, supplies 158.62 PSAT/NMSQT, supplies 144.00 QUILL, CORPORATION, supplies 48.82

SCIENCE CENTER OF IOWA, fees 407.50 SIMPSON COLLEGE JAZZ FESTIVAL, fees 150.00 SOUTHEAST DISTRICT FFA, registration 90.00 180.00 Steve Allison, official SWIMS, supplies 124.50 TARA CARRICO, reimbursement 132.33 TIM STOVIE, official 80.00 TODD ROORDA, official 60.00 TONY SLACK, official 80.00 US BANK-VISA, supplies 481.14 US BANK, startup $ 150.00 WAL-MART BUSINESS, supplies 35.84 WRISTBANDS WITH A MESSAGE, supplies 185.58 TOTAL 33,564.62 MANAGEMENT FUND MC GRIFF INSURANCE AGENCY, insurance 57.00 CAPITAL PROJECTS APPLE COMPUTER, INC., computers 34,613.95 ATOMIC PEST CONTROL, annual inspection 1,282.00 RANKIN COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, repair 1,306.85 TOTAL 37,202.80 DEBT SERVICE APPLE FINANCIAL SERVICES, apples lease pymt 108,092.79 SCHOOL NUTRITION FUND AFFORDABLE SERVICES, supplies 265.00 ANDERSON ERICKSON DAIRY, dairy products 3,139.03 BOLTON & HAY INC, supplies 81.84 EARTHGRAINS BAKING, supplies 807.47 East Market Grocery, supplies 49.26 KECK, INC., commodities 1,049.03 MARTIN BROS. DIST. CO. INC, supplies 8,570.00 MC GRIFF’S OF NEW SHARON, supplies 49.50 NORTH MAHASKA GENERAL FUND, reimb wages 11,064.12 66.44 PAM SMITH, reimbursement TOTAL 25,141.69 SCHOLARSHIP TRUST FUND/LOWRY & OTHERS 500.00 BEHRENS, PAIGE, scholarship SPOELSTRA, HAYLEY, scholarship 500.00 TOTAL 1,000.00

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65 People Attend Holiday Tour of Homes The ‘Holiday Tour of Homes’ in New Sharon brought out alot of sunshine and approximately 65 people. “The weather was great, the homes were beautiful and a great time was had by all.” com-

mented G2C youth leader Sam Hudson. Local businesses also donated approximately 400 dollars for a raffle that was held after the tour and about 30 gift cards were given away to the tour go-

ers. Hudson also stated, “We are really looking forward to do the tour again next year and hope that the community will support the tour and also the local businesses.”

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Front Row: Nic Fleming, Aiden Woods, Brock Walkup, Easton Korrell Back Row: Caden McKay, Ty Kelderman, Aaron Hynick, Levi Johnston

Elks Hoop Shoot Contest Results The Elks hoop shoot contest was held Saturday, December 7 in the North Mahaska elementary gym. Each participant shot 25 baskets, with the top two in each age division advancing to Oskaloosa on January 4, 2014. This Elks Hoop Shoot will start

at 10:00 a.m. at the Oskaloosa senior high school gym. The following students will attend this event: Caden McKay, Nic Fleming, Ty Kelderman, Levi Johnston, Brock Walkup, and Aiden Woods.

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Warhawks in action: L-R: Brandt Fleener, Trent Roose and Jakob Bortell.

North Mahaska Boys Begin Season with ‘W’ by: Coach Jeff Phillips Here we are entering another basketball season and we are looking forward to a good one. We started this season out with a home game against Tri- County and really not knowing what to expect because they put up 62 points against Moravia Monday night. We told the boys to go out hard and fast and see how they respond. Our guys did and we finished the first quarter with an 11-3 lead. Our shots weren’t falling real well but we battled and made the best of our advantage inside. In the second quarter we got in a little bit of foul trouble and it took a bit to adjust but the guys did a good job and finished the half up 25-13. We came out strong to start the third quarter and then struggled but hung on for

a 35 - 21 lead at quarters end. Our outside shooting and our advantage on the boards took it’s toll in the end and we finished with a 45-27 win. We come back on Friday and play Montezuma at home and the guys are pumped to take on this big challenge. STATS Hehli 21 pts., 13 rebs., 4 blks. and 2assts. Wanders 9 pts., 3 rebs., 1 asst. and 1 steal Hibler 7 pts., and 4 assts. Roose 6 pts., 10 rebs. and 2steals Bortell 2 pts. and 2 rebs. Fleener 1 reb. and 1 asst. Pothoven 1 reb., 1 asst. and 1 steal (GREAT DEFENSIVE EFFORT!)

North Mahaska Dance Squad Kick at State The 2013 Warhawk State Dance Competition Team competed Thursday, December 5 at the Wells Fargo Arena. The girls competed in the class 1A Kick competition and while they did not place, they did do their best. Those who participated include Kylie

Garmin, Cheyenne Patton, Christina Callen, Melinda Hammen, Haley Williemsen, Jess Boyd and Katie McGriff. Photos Courtesy of Kenn Krpan.

AJ Hibler, Junior guard for the Warhawks.

Senior Center for NM, Conner Hehli, who led the way against TriCounty with 21 points.

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