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The Wright County

Monitor

Sports Page 11 Local resident honored Page 5

144th year Number 52

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Official newspaper of Wright County

An endowment of your very own?

WCCF and Building Families: partners in giving By: Mary Freeman wrightcomonitor@gmail.com

This time of year is usually reserved for vision of sugarplums, decorated evergreens and festive holly, but to some, it can be a confusing countdown towards the taxman’s deadline on Dec. 31. Pretty much everyone has at least done a few mental calculations to check and see if this year will be a refund year or a check-writing year, and if it’s the latter – you are fast running out of time to get your deductions in order. When reading the financial and investment literature, websites and news articles, most people come away with a feeling of, “Wow, it must be nice to be so wealthy that someone could give some money to causes and institutions that reflect their life’s philosophy” – the funny part? You can. And without being near kinfolk to the Rockefellers or the Gates families either. The State of Iowa has made it easy for you, the individual; corporations; small businesses; registered charities; non-andfor-profits, as well as casual philanthropic groups, to invest in the future of their own communities; and the Wright County Charitable Foundation (WCCF) is here to help. The WCCF, affiliated with the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines – as are 31 of Iowa county’s charitable foundations has many programs available to

aid donors large and small make a difference in the lives of their neighbors for many generations yet to come. The most striking avenue for giving available to all is the Seed Fund; this fund allows donors to slowly grow their own endowment, starting with an initial contribution of $1,000, and followed by annual deposits of a minimum of $600. This ‘seed’ fund will, during a 10-year ‘germination’ period, accumulate (as per projected returns) a balance of $10,000 over the span of the program, maturing the fund into a qualified endowment, and thus enabling the donor to establish their gift of 5% of the previous year’s balance toward the project(s) of their choice. It is important to note that during this ‘germination process, all contributions to your growing fund are eligible for the Endow Iowa tax credits – including the initial $1,000 start-up amount; and the 10-year timeframe is not graven in stone, it is simply a ballpark estimate on how long it would take to accrue the necessary $10,000 required to obtain full, disbursable endowment status with the prescribed minimum contribution outlined. There is no penalty for growing faster than projected, and once endowment continued on page 14

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The Bradford Financial Center open house By: Mary Freeman wrightcomonitor@gmail.com

The Bradford Financial Center, located at 215 N. Main St. in Clarion opened its doors wide for an open house and grand tour on Thursday, Dec. 19, to streams of visitors. The Clarion location of the Bradford Center, which was established in 1970, is the home office for a network of financial planning offices located in Iowa, Tennessee, Illinois and South Dakota. Showing off well-appointed office and conference spaces contained within the complex, visitors were treated to such sights as the multitude of medieval décor items lavished upon founder, President and Chairman of the Board, James W. Tausz by satisfied clients and his host of friends. Tausz’s nickname – “Iowa’s Financial Wizard” prompted the theme of the gifts decades ago, and the collection has grown exponentially. Bradford Financial hosts many interrelated businesses, Bradford Financial; Bradford Insurance; Bradford Midwest Realty; the Internet Auction Warehouse (InternetAuctionWarehouse.com) and Black Diamond Furnishings (BlackDiamondFurnishings.com), the latter, opened in June of this year uses their own special paint formula to refurbish and repurpose wooden furniture, with an array of items on display. The Internet Auction

Warehouse was created in 2008, originally by selling small items online, and has expanded to estate and storage unit clear-outs, consignment sales, online auctions as well as searching for specifically requested items through the myriad of available sales catalogs worldwide. As good, sound financial planning is still the backbone of the Bradford Center, with Tausz hosting the Bradford News and Investment Hour live from Conference Room #1 – the ‘Airplane Room’ - at 9 a.m. every Wednesday via three local radio stations. The program is rebroadcast on Sundays at 1 p.m. for those unable to tune in to the weekday hour, or even just wanted confirm some interesting financial tidbit heard on the earlier broadcast. The recently redecorated

Shallon Weis and James Tausz Bradford Financial Center is quite area – able to accommodate the the asset to the area, the comfortable entire office – inspire confidence reception area, offices, conference in a successful business built in rooms and employee’s dining Clarion, and here to stay.

HOPE abounds in Wright County this holiday season

BY Kim Demory egeagle@goldfieldaccess.net There were many happy children in Wright County this Christmas season who woke up to find their holiday wishes had come true. But had it not been for the generosity of complete strangers, Christmas might not have come for them at all. Alexis Morgan, Wright County HOPES (Healthy Opportunities for Parents to Experience Success) program manager, sees families in need on a regular basis. Some only need emotional encouragement, while others need financial assistance. When it comes to the holidays, things can become even more stressful for them as they worry about how they will make sure Santa has a delivery for their children. To help ease the stress of the holidays for these families, Morgan has been setting up The Giving Tree for the past seven years. It is located inside the Wright County Public Health Office. From this tree hangs tags that list the age of the

child and the items needed. Anyone and everyone is encouraged to take one of these tags, purchase the new

items, and then return them to the office where staff members wrap and deliver the gifts, free of charge.

“We had absolutely overwhelming support this year from the community, ” Morgan said, not

Wright County HOPES staff members enjoyed being Santa’s little elves on Wednesday, Dec. 18. They wrapped toys for 70 children whose names and wishes were taken off The Giving Tree located in the Wright County Public Health Office. Pictured from left: Alexis Morgan, Gayleen Rutherford, Elizabeth Acat, Denise Schumacher, and Darcy Sisson. Photo by Kim Demory

quite sure how to express her deep gratitude. She said the cash and presents that came in impacted well over 50 families and 70 children in Wright County. These families also received, because of generous contributions, either a pork loin or a turkey. While The Giving Tree is intended for HOPES families, Morgan said that a few other families from within the Wright County Public Health agency also benefited, like, for example, one family who was going without heat during sub-zero temperatures. “I just wish I could individually thank everyone who took a tag from The Giving Tree…absolutely every person on the HOPES tree was adopted,” Morgan said. “If those who donated could just see the smiles, the tears (of joy), and the joy they are bringing to these families…” Morgan said that she is grateful for the support of this program.

Donations came in from businessafter-business, area clubs and organizations, individuals, and whole families. Some adopted a child, some adopted an entire family to make sure their Christmas was merry. Morgan believes that the support for the HOPES program and The Giving Tree is growing because not only are more people becoming aware of the programs, but they are realizing how much they make a difference in peoples’ lives. HOPES staff members wrapped the gifts on Wednesday, Dec. 18. They were then delivered between Dec. 19 and Dec. 24.

D.O.T. the ‘i’ and cross the ‘t’ as Clarion prepares to become ADA compliant By: Mary Freeman wrightcomonitor@gmail.com On Tuesday, Dec. 17, the Iowa State Department of Transportation came to present their plan for making the town compliant within the scope of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The informational event, held at the Clarion Public Library, provided interested attendees with updated information concerning the upcoming renovations to the

sidewalks, driveways and curbs around Clarion bordering Iowa 3, in order to make the area more userfriendly for its disabled neighbors and visitors.

The project has a ‘let’ date – the bidding out process – slated for April, and a contractor should be chosen by the summer, according to the approved bidding process, to

facilitate these improvements. As Clarion grows, so must it’s accessibility for all residents and visitors, these changes should only enhance Clarion as a livable,

workable place to call home. Photo: The purple designates sidewalk replacement and the turquoise shows driveway and slope work.


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Clarion Community Christmas Caroling

About three-dozen people participated in Clarion’s Annual Community Caroling on Tuesday, Dec. 17. The Christmas carolers, organized by City Rec Director Tom Simmons, included Clarion-Goldfield and Dows Middle School Peer Helpers; six high school band members led by instructor Kent Wesselink, and community members led by vocal music instructor David Ackerman. The two-hour event found the troubadours at the Meadows Senior Housing; Meadows Assisted Living; Iowa Specialty Hospital; and Clarion Wellness and Rehabilitation Center. (Photo by Karen Weld)

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Michael EnTin jams on the drums at Fuel’s Jam Session on Sunday night December 15. Kaylynn Nelson belts out her rendition of We Can’t Stop, by Mylie Cyrus.

City Council discusses new housing project By: Mary Freeman wrightcomonitor@gmail.com

The Clarion City Council met at Monday, Dec. 16, at City Hall and tidied up the few items left of the City’s business for the last time in 2013. Among the topics for discussion that evening were the proposed new housing development – the city is behind it 100% - and discussed the many benefits to the area when such a project comes to fruition. Said Kirk Rier, “It’s a chickenor-the-egg thing, contractors are now showing interest in the project, when they didn’t want to take it on before.” Also on the agenda was a request to approve payment for the airport hanger project to Sande Construction, as well as the consumer price indexing water and sewer rates indexing increase of 1.6% set for January. As the rates will increase regardless of the Council’s position on the issue, the Council passed on a vote on this issue, Nancy Duitscher presented the City Council with a check for $1,300 from the Evergreen Cemetery Foundation to compensate the City

Correction:

Marion and Betty Robison’s daughter who now carries on the family tradition of the Holmes Christmas Club was misidentified in the Dec. 19 issue of the Wright County Monitor. Their daughter is Beth Menges. In the same issue we also incorrectly stated the office partner for Town and Country Insurance. They share their office with First State Bank. In the December 19, 2013 story on the school board meetings

for their part in the removal of dead and diseased trees in the cemetery, thanking the City for their assistance. The City also approved a resolution to declare the Wright

County Monitor as the “Official newspaper of Clarion” a great honor for any newspaper to have bestowed upon them.

Mayor Mike Nail (left) presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Council person Kirk Rier for his dedication and vision for a better community, serving the City of Clarion as Council person and Mayor Pro Tem since April 7, 2013. Kirk has served on the Clarion Finance Committee, Employee Relations Community, Clarion Chamber and Development and numerous committees throughout the community.

there were some glaring errors: the trophies that cannot be located are from the Dows Community School. If you have any information on the missing trophies, contact the Superintendent’s office. Also, there is also no air conditioning currently in the Clarion-Goldfield Elementary building, as they are exploring their options, and the one system that was being discussed does not provide adequate airflow. We apologize for any confusion these errors have caused.

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Several people are enjoying the Lighted Streetscape of Heartland Museum. The event was hosted by museum volunteers on Saturday afternoon, December 21. Santa and one of his elves were on hand with his hearty ‘hoho-ho’. Event goers could also enjoy Christmas goodies from the treat table as well as purchase 2014 museum passes of various denominations.

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Quite Contrary... Why “Quite Contrary” Some of you out there may have wondered about my moniker, ‘Quite Contrary’, well it is the name under which I have blogged for years, and engaged in many a battle of wits with (seemingly) unarmed opponents. At one time in my life I had wanted to be an attorney, since Argument 101 was a class I had passed shortly after learning to speak, it seemed fitting, and should have been a natural progression of my writing skills. Until, that is, I found out that the abundant and repetitious use of ‘heretofores’ and ‘party-of-thefirst-parts’ were not very interesting things to write about nor with – creativity is just not a ‘plus’ in the legal business. Sigh. But I did learn to swear in Latin, so all of that extra study really wasn’t a total loss. The more I learned of the legallife, the more I decided that it was just not for me. Sure, I was accepted at a very prestigious law school, but without already BEING a lawyer, I had absolutely no hope of raising the funds to attend without saddling my great-grandchildren with the ghost of educational-debts passed, and I could not fathom ever giving up the best avenue for expressing

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myself. Well, here I am, decades later, tapping out your lives and my thoughts on a weekly basis, as I envision doing until someone pries the keyboard from my cold, dead fingers! I feel quite fortunate, not everyone gets to do exactly as they want for employment in this world, most folks find their place in the work-a-day world and exist only for that magic day when they can retire, and then do as they have wanted to do all along, I am beyond lucky. Honest-to-God’s truth, my first memories of answering the perennial question of: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” have always dealt with words, I wanted to be a reporter almost from birth– except when I was about three and wanted to be a zebra, - I didn’t know then that I couldn’t be one, that we are all born to be what we are born to be, but they are so darn pretty… Anyhow, one of my many blessings in life and work is getting to know so many people, everybody has a story – short or long – and as we all pass through this world, there should be some way of remembering the roads we have all traveled and

Habitat Announces New Homeowner Repair Program Habitat for Humanity of North Central Iowa HFHNCI has begun taking a wider approach to the problem of substandard housing in the area. By starting a new “Home Repair Program,” the local Habitat is striving to help low income homeowners address minor repair issues before larger problems occur. The new Home Repair Program is open to homeowners who are unable to make needed repairs because of costs or physical limitations. Participants will be expected to pay for to the cost of materials through a 0% interest loan, as well as work with the volunteers and Habitat staff to complete the projects however they are physically able to be involved. Projects receiving priority will involve health and safety issues, code violations, and neighborhood beautification efforts. Expected projects will include installing handicapped accessible ramps, replacing doors and windows for higher energy efficiency, yard work, exterior painting or siding,

repairs to porches or ramps, and the replacement of damaged flooring. This program is being launched through a $30,000 grant from Larson Manufacturing, and requires a 2:1 match – which can include volunteer labor and donated materials. In addition to this home repair funding, Larson Manufacturing is also partially sponsoring two new construction Habitat houses in Mason City. “We are so grateful to Larson Manufacturing for their amazing support and dedication to helping families in need of safe and affordable housing,” says Melissa Schoneberg, executive director for HFHNCI. “The launch of this new Home Repair program will allow us to make a greater impact on the quality of housing throughout our six-county area.” Homeowner’s eligible for participation in the program should own their home, have an income between 20% and 60% of the area’s median income range, have current homeowner’s insurance, and reside

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the lives we have touched beyond a headstone and an obituary. Don’t get me wrong, I love cemeteries, I have already visited one here, and can be found wandering amongst the markers in all weather, weeping for the loss of a child during the ‘flu pandemic of 1918/19 and celebrating lengthy marriages of long gone spouses buried side by side for all eternity; that’s just the way I am and that’s one of the things I like best about my job, the people and their stories, some gone, but never forgotten. So, I invite all and sundry from Wright County to drop me a line, pop by the office or ring me up and share your story, your parents story or even your shy and retiring neighbor’s lifestory with me. History is one of my passions in life, and I am like a pig in clover when writing about long-ago folks and the impacts they are still making in the lives of those whom they have touched down through the many generations. Tell me a story folks…

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in the home. The loans for the projects would need to be repaid with small monthly payments in under a 5 year timeframe. Projects will be selected by the scope of work involved, availability of volunteers, and the time frame required to complete the project. “Although these repair projects will be smaller than building a whole home, we hope to be able to involve more volunteer groups in fun, rewarding one or two day projects that will have an impact on more communities in our service area,” explains volunteer coordinator, Lindsey Huesman. “Repair projects will be a great opportunity for church groups and service clubs to help individuals and their communities.” To request an application for the program, or to get involved as a sponsor or volunteer - please call Habitat for Humanity NCI at (641) 424-8978 or visit the website at www.habitatnci.org. About Habitat for Humanity of North Central Iowa Habitat for Humanity NCI is a not-for-profit ecumenical, Christian housing ministry that utilizes volunteer labor and donations to build simple, decent, affordable houses for families who would otherwise be unable to afford home ownership. The homes are sold to qualified families with 1% down and 0% interest loans. Habitat also operates a ReStore, a home improvement discount outlet that sells new and gently used merchandise to the public in which the proceeds support the home builds. 517 1st Street NW., Mason City, Iowa 50401, 641-4248978, www.habitatnci.org Serving: Cerro Gordo, Franklin, Hancock, Winnebago, Worth and Wright counties.

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Wright County Courthouse Death Certificates Carroll E. Spangler, 95, of Eagle Grove. Dec. 11, 2013 Lyle E. Heginger, 77, of Belmond. Dec. 9, 2013

Birth Certificates Female, Shyanne D. Amick born Oct. 28, 2013, to Nicole L. Amick and Frederick S. Amick of Hancock County. Female, Iva G. Fagervik born Nov. 6, 2013, to Tracie J. Fagercik and Roger E. Fagervik of Hamilton County. Female, Emma R. Flatau born Nov. 6, 2013, to Lindy K. Flatau and Aaron G. Flatau of Humboldt County. Male, Elizco J. Martinez Partida born Nov. 6, 2013, to Magaly A. Lopez of Franklin County. Male, Luis O. Moctezuma Rodriguez born Nov. 6, 2013, to Tania Rodriguez Medinilla of Wright County. Male, Noah E. DePuew born Nov. 8, 2013, to Laura J. DePuew and Taylor D. DePuew of Wright County. Male, Willian R. Gonzalez Lopez born Oct. 27, 2013, to Felipa F. Lopez Gomez of Wright County. Male, Hayen J. Van Hove born Oct. 27, 2013, to Madison P. Thomas of Wright County. Male, Boden R. Peterson born Oct. 29, 2013, to Jennifer L. Peterson and Brent R. Peterson of Hancock County. Female, Brooklynn J. Cabrera born Oct. 30, 2013, to Ashlynn S. McCallum of Wright County. Male, Cayson L. Clark born Nov. 11, 2013, to Amanda M. Hilpipre of Hamilton County.

Female, Catherine L. Lopez born Nov. 11, 2013, to Glendy M. Lopez Hernandez of Wright County. Male, Wyatt S. Rivera born Nov. 11, 2013, to Katie M. Rivera and Carlos A. Rivera of Wright County. Male, Parker G. Murray born Nov. 13, 2013, to Alison J. Hennigar of Wright County. Female, Hannia N. Carrera Lara born Nov. 15, 2013, to Erika Lara Gonzalez and Juan A. Carrera Pioquinto of Wright County. Property Transfers WD – Erwin J. Hill and Iva Jeanne Hill to Iva Jeanne Hill and Erwin J. Hill, 30-93-24, as desc. 12-02-13 QUIT – City of Goldfield to Chris Peterson and Angela Peterson, City of Goldfield, Original Addition, Block 19, Lot 2, as desc. 12-02-13 WD – Joseph Umthum, Betty Umthum, and Rachel Umthum to Advanced Drainage Systems Inc., 34-91-26, as desc. 12-03-13 WD – F. Gaylord Jones Trustee, Jones F. Gaylord Trust, and F. Gaylord Jones Trust to Andrew Stein, 22-90-26, as desc. 12-03-13 COD – Harold Keppers Residuary Trust, Lavonne Keppers Trustee, Robert Malloy Trustee, and Keppers Harold Residuary Trust to Lavonne Keppers, 10-90-25, as desc. 12-0313 REC – Shannon Scott Muhlenbruch and Carla Jean Muhlenbruch to Martha E. Morales, City of Dows, Eskridge’s 1st Addition, Block 3, Lot 4, as desc. 12-03-13 WD – Hagie Manufacturing Company to City of Clarion, 36-9225, as desc. 12-03-13 WD – Deanna L. Anderson, Tom

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Schillilng Probate Notice NOTICE OF PROBATE OF WILL, APPOINTMENT OF EXECUTOR AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT FOR WRIGHT COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF PHYLLIS LOUISE SCHILLING, Deceased. PROBATE NO. ESPR016370 To all persons interested in the Estate of Phyllis Louise Schilling, deceased, who died on or about November 16, 2013: You are hereby notified that on the 3rd day of December, 2013, the Last Will and Testament of Phyllis Louise Schilling, deceased, bearing the date of February 1, 2008, was admitted to probate in the above-named court and that Diane Carole Shores 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 abovenamed 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 11th day of December, 2013. Diane Carole Shores Executor of the Estate 2727 Dows Williams Road Dows, IA 50071 Address BRINTON, BORDWELL & JOHNSON LAW FIRM BY: David R. Johnson Attorney for Executor 120 Central Avenue West, P.O. Box 73 Clarion, IA 50525 Address Date of Second Publication 26th day of December, 2013 Published in the Wright County Monitor on Thursday, Dec. 19, and Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013

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Notice of Forfeiture of Real Estate Contract NOTICE OF FORFEITURE OF REAL ESTATE CONTRACT TO: Shannon Marie Jones AKA: Shannon Marie Hudson 415 3rd ST. SE, Clarion, Iowa, 50525 AND Aaron Mark Hudson 415 3rd St. SE, Clarion, Iowa, 50525 AND ANY AND ALL PERSONS IN POSSESSION OF THE REAL ESTATE DESCRIBED HEREIN YOU AND EACH OF YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED: (1) The terms of the written contract dated February 15th, 2011, and executed by Wright Rentals, LLC, as Vendors, and Shannon Marie Jones and Aaron Mark Hudson, as Vendee, recorded as Document No. 11-306, for the sale of the following described real estate: Local address: 415 3rd St. SE, Clarion, Iowa, 50525 Legal Address: A tract in Outlot 15 of the Auditor’s Plat of the Northeast Fractional ¼ of Section 6, Township 91 North, Range 24 West of the 5th P.M., Wright County, Iowa, described as beginning at a point on the West line of said

Outlot 15, which is 60 feet East and 124 feet North of the NE corner of Block 12 in McKay’s addition to the Town of Clarion, Iowa, thence North on said West line for 66 feet, thence East at right angles for 120 feet, thence South at right angles for 66 feet, thence West at right angles for 120 feet to the point of beginning. PIN# 11-06-135-007 has not been complied within the following particulars: (a) Non-payment of the full amount due each month as required by the Contract, for a total delinquency of $802 (b) Failure to maintain insurance on property as required by the terms of the Real Estate Contract. (2) The Contract shall stand forfeited unless the parties in default, within 30 days after the completed service of this notice, shall perform the terms and conditions in default, and in addition pay the reasonable costs of serving this notice. Published in the Wright County Monitor on Thursday, Dec. 19, Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 and Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014

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Dows Community School Dows Community School Board of Directors Unapproved Minutes Monday, December 16, 2013 The Regular Meeting of the Dows Community School Board of Directors was held on Monday, December 16, 2013. Attending the meeting were Marty Osterman, Corey Jacobsen, Kristi Hinkle, Cindy Ingebritson, Dr. Robert Olson, and Anita Frye. The meeting was called to order at 7:02 P.M. Motion by Jacobsen to Approve Agenda. Second by Ingebritson. Motion carried 4-0. Dr. Olson shared with the board the wonderful job staff and students did at the Christmas program on Thursday, December 12. Motion by Hinkle to Approve Consent Agenda: Approve Minutes of Previous Meeting held November 18, 2013; Approve Payment of Monthly Bills; Approve Payment of Additional Bills; Approve Secretary’s Financial Report. Second by Ingebritson. Motion carried 4-0. Motion by Jacobsen to Approve SBRC MAG for On-Time Funding Increasing Enrollment in the amount of $86,146.00. Second by Hinkle. Motion carried 4-0. Dr. Olson shared with the Board that the Clarion-Goldfield-Dows Transitional Board’s plan for liquidation of school equipment will be after all equipment that will be used in the new district has been removed, there will be a public action. There will be no items sold before, or distributed before auction is held. The next Regular Meeting will be held on Monday, January 20th, 2014 at 7:00 P.M. Motion by Ingebritson to adjourn. Second by Hinkle. Meeting adjourned at 7:25 P.M. Anita Frye Board Secretary DOWS COMMUNITY SCHOOL DECEMBER 2013 CLAIMS Collection Services Center December Payroll................................10.00 Dows Education Association December Payroll..............................343.90 DOWS GENERAL FUND December Payroll............................8170.14 I.P.E.R.S. - December Payroll..............9629.03 Treasurer State Of Iowa -

December Payroll............................2851.00 UBT-TSA - December Payroll.................275.00 United Bank & Trust Co. December Payroll..........................16253.98 Access Systems - Copier Maintenance....42.00 Alliant Energy - Electric........................ 1116.48 Anderson Erickson Dairy Co. - Dairy .....435.93 C.H. McGuiness Co., Inc. - Repairs.......188.00 Carissa Brinkman - Scholarship.............750.00 Central Iowa Water, Inc. Boiler Water Test................................125.00 City Of Dows - Water/Sewer...................114.25 Clarion-Goldfield Community Purchased Food Service.................1202.87 Daisy Carrillo - Conference Services.......67.50 Dows Community Grocery Inc. Food/FFV...........................................365.76 Dows CSD Technology Domain Fee Service Charge..............37.31 Engel Law Office - Legal Services...........21.25 Farmers Co-op - Propane....................6298.80 Group Benefits - Insurance....................961.73 Harris Computer Services - Webinar Fee.30.00 IDATP - Driver Drug Testing...................255.00 Iowa Assoc. Of School Boards - Dues.....50.00 Iowa Central Community College - Insurance............................254.00 Iowa Communications Network - ICN Fees...........................505.19 Iowa Schools Employee - Insurance....8170.19 Katie Hinkle - Scholarship....................1000.00 Martin Bros. Distributing Co. Food/FFV..........................................156.79 Menards - Supplies..................................31.46 Menards Fort Dodge - Supplies...............11.96 Mid-America Publishing Corp. Legal Publications................................86.68 Nesbit, Amy L - Mileage..........................129.60 School Bus Sales Co. - Repair Parts.....123.62 State’s Service - Service..........................66.00 Urness Hardware - Washer....................228.00 Windstream - Telephone.........................255.70 Central Iowa Distributing - Supplies.........97.00 Farmers Co-op - Gasohol/Diesel..........2468.87 Postmaster - Postage.............................138.00 TOTAL CLAIMS..............................$63,317.99 Published in the Wright County Monitor on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013

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Anderson, Willis C. Soesbe, Sally Soesbe, Janelle J. Basinger, and Scott Field to William J. Soesbe Jr., City of Clarion, Walnut Grove Addition, Block 9, Lots 5, 6, 7, and 8, as desc. 12-03-13 COD – Estate of Harold F. Beyer, Harold F. Beyer, and M. Norma Beyer Executor to M. Norma Beyer LE, Raymond H. Beyer and Richard W. Beyer, 30-90-23, as desc. 12-0313 QUIT – Roger H. Derscheid and Mary R. Derscheid to Roger H. Derscheid Revocable Trust, Derscheid Roger H. Revocable Trust, Derscheid Mary R. Revocable Trust and Mary R. Derscheid Revocable Trust, 18-90-26, as desc. 12-04-13 COD – Larsen Robert E. Estate, Anita Hammer Executor, Russell D. Larsen Executor, and Robert E. Larsen to Anita J. Hammer and Russell D. Larsen, 13-91-23 and 1491-23, as desc. 12-04-13 QUIT – Brenda L. Wyer and Larry Wyer to William L. Stuck and Lisa Stuck, 10-90-23, as desc. 1204-13 WD – Boone River Land Company to Marvin Rasmussen and Larry Rasmussen, 31-92-26, as desc. 12-04-13 WD – Marvin Rasmussen, Larry Rasmussen and Gina Rasmussen to James D. Rasmussen and Timothy D. Rasmussen, 31-92-26, as des. 1204-13 WD – Ric Farms LLc to Jones F. Gaylord Trust, F. Gaylord Jones Trust, and F. Gaylord Jones Trustee, 12-90-26, as desc. 12-04-13 WD – Charles E. Espe Trustee, Kathryn L. Espe Trustee, and Espe Charles E. Revocable Living Trust to Steven Hasty, Shirley Hasty, Scott E. Hasty, and Dina L. Hasty, 28-9325, as desc. 12-05-13 WD – Connee K. Espe to Steven Hasty, Shirley Hasty, Scott E. Hasty, and Dina L. Hasty, 28-93-25, as desc. 12-05-13 WD – Lillo Obert, Espe Lillo Joanne, and Lillo Espe Joanne to

Steven Hasty, Shirley Hasty, Scott E. Hasty, and Dina L. Hasty, 28-93-25, as desc. 12-05-13 WD – Mark Sherwindt, Marilyn Espe Sherwindt, and Marilyn Sherwindt Espe to Steven Hasty, Shirley Hasty, Scott E. Hasty, and Dina L. Hasty, 28-93-25, as desc. 12-05-13 WD – William C. Kem and Carla R. Kem to Joel R. Sebby and Carol A. Sebby, 31-92-25, as desc. 12-0513 Clerk of Court Possession/Purchase of alcohol by person 18/19/20: Michael D. Shea of Eagle Grove, $200; Open container passenger > 21: Clinton E. Griner of Webster City, $200; Lorelee Draeger of Webster City, $200; Speeding 55 or under zone (1 thru 5 over): Brian K. Caquelin of Woolstock, $20; Margaret L. Williamson of Eagle Grove, $20; Speeding 55 or under zone (6 thru 10 over): Gary M. Chamness of Blairsburg, $40; Speeding 55 or under zone (11 thru 15 over): James R. Tudor of Newton, $80; Speeding 55 or under zone (16 thru 20): Kaycee B. Shively of Eagle Grove, $90; Speeding 55 or under zone (20 mph over): Jerrun L. Johnson of Altoona, $115; Adrian M. Vasquez of Millbrook, Ala., $135; Speeding over 55 zone (1 thru 5 over): Trieu M. Ly of Des Moines, $20; Speeding over 55 zone (6 thru 10 over): Shelly A. Leffingwell of St. Paul, Minn., $60; Barbara E. Busick of Golden Valley, Minn., $40; Benjamin W. Richardson of Ankeny, $40; Speeding over 55 zone (16 thru 20 over): Anna K. Foley of Bettendorf, $135; Michael F. Hejlik of Britt, $90; Speeding/residence or school district: Ronald L. Carpenter of Mason City, $40;

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Cramer Trust Notice TRUST NOTICE IN THE MATTER OF THE TRUST: THE JAMES A. CRAMER TRUST TO ALL PERSONS regarding James A. Cramer, deceased, who died on or about the 12th day of September, 2013. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that Daniel John Cramer is the Trustee of the James A. Cramer Trust dated November 30, 1999. Any action to contest the validity of the trust must be brought in the District Court of Wright County, Iowa, within the later to occur of four (4) months from the date of second publication of this notice or thirty (30) days from the date of mailing this notice to all heirs of the decedent settlor (and the spouse of the decedent settlor) whose identities are reasonably ascertainable. Any suit not filed within this period shall be forever barred. Notice is further given that any person or entity possessing a claim against the trust

must mail proof of the claim to the trustee at the address listed below via certified mail, return receipt requested, by the later to occur of four (4) months from the second publication of this notice or thirty (30) days from the date of mailing this notice if required or the claim shall be forever barred unless paid or otherwise satisfied. Dated this 20th day of December, 2013.

The James A. Cramer Trust

Daniel John Cramer, Trustee 1021 First Avenue NE Clarion, IA 50525 Date of Second Publication 2nd day of January, 2014 Published in the Wright County Monitor on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, and Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014

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Name Change Notice ORIGINAL NOTICE THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT WRIGHT COUNTY IN RE THE NAME CHANGE OF H.M.M.A. No. CNCN000169 TO: Gregory Eugene Arndt You are notified that a petition has been filed in the office of the clerk of this court naming you as a defendant in this action, which petitions prays: Please be advised that a hearing shall be held to determine whether or not the name of the minor child, H.M.M.A., shall be changed on February 5, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Wright County Courthouse in Clarion, Iowa. The name and address of the attorney for the plaintiff(s) is Barry S. Kaplan, Kaplan, Frese & Nine, 111 E Church Street, Marshalltown, IA 50158. The attorney’s phone number is 641753-5549; facsimile number: 641-753-0962. You are further notified that the above case has been filed in a county that utilizes electronic filing. Unless, within 20 days after service of this original notice upon you, you serve, and within a reasonable time thereafter

file a motion or answer, in the Iowa District Court for Wright County, at the courthouse in Clarion, Iowa, judgment by default will be rendered against you for relief demanded in the petition. Please see Iowa Court Rules Chapter 16 for information on electronic filing and Iowa Court Rules Chapter 16, division VI regarding the protection of personal information in court filings. In you need assistance to participated in court to a disability, call the disability coordinator at (641) 421-0990. Persons who are hearing or speech impaired may call Relay Iowa TTY (1800-735-2942). Disability coordinators cannot provide legal advice. /s/ Jill Watne Clerk of Court Wright County Courthouse Clarion, Iowa 50525 IMPORTANT: YOU ARE ADVISED TO SEEK LEGAL ADVICE AT ONCE TO PROTECT YOUR INTERESTS. Published in the Wright County Monitor on Thursday, Dec. 19, Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, and Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014

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Board of Supervisors Wright County Board of Supervisors December 9, 2013 Chairman Watne called the regular meeting of the Wright County Board of Supervisor to order at 9:00 a.m. Members present were Helgevold, Rasmussen, and Watne. Minutes of the December 2, 2013 regular meeting were read and approved. Approved claims for payment. Adam Clemons, Wright County Engineer, presented the name, pending approval, of a new Engineering Technician for the Engineer’s office at a starting wage of $40,000.00. Motion by Helgevold and seconded by Rasmussen to approve the County Engineer to offer the position pending pre-employment physical. Motion carries. Reviewed Resolution 2013-28, Bridge Load Postings. This resolution lists all the Wright County bridge load limits with adjustments made to 5 bridges. Motion by Helgevold and seconded by Rasmussen to approve Resolution 2013-28. By roll call vote: Ayes – Rasmussen, Helgevold, and Watne; Nays – none. Resolution 2013-28 duly passes and is posted in the Auditor’s office. Motion by Rasmussen and seconded by Helgevold to approve the agreement with the DOT to extend the fillets along Hwy #3 for an additional 40 feet at a cost of about $43,000.00 to the county. Motion carries. Heard an update on completed maintenance work orders for 2013. Opened up discussion concerning the tabled motion from last week on the Resolution of Necessity for DD #36. All price estimates from three engineering firms came in about the same. A landowner requesting annexation requested that MER Engineering be used. There was then a motion by Rasmussen and seconded by Watne to approve the Resolution of Necessity for DD #36 on voluntary annexation and appoint MER Engineering as the Engineer on the project. Motion carries. Colleen Bartlett, Transit Director, gave an update on the Wright County Transit building

and what steps have been completed so far. Motion by Helgevold and seconded by Rasmussen to accept the recommendation by the Transportation Interview Committee to hire Allers Associates Architects, PC as the architect for the new Transit Building in Wright County. Motion carries. Terry Utech, member of the I2i Corporation, updated the board on their corporation and plans for a new housing development on the east side of Clarion by the High School. There are 3 phases of this project. The City of Clarion is supporting this project and several major businesses have put their support toward this project. I2i Corporation is requesting that the County place their support to this project also. The board will take this under consideration and discuss during budget time. This project is tailored after the Humboldt County housing and the board will talk to Humboldt County Supervisors on how they financially support the housing project. Jim Lester, Wright County Emergency Management Coordinator, presented to the board information about the Wright County Search and Rescue on updated equipment grant that they have applied for through the Wright County Charitable Foundation. They received $5,400 from the foundation and Emergency Management can come up with $2,000. Lester is requesting matching funding from the county of $2,500 for the new equipment for the emergency management trailer. Motion by Rasmussen and seconded by Helgevold to support the search and rescue with a matching grant of $2,500.00. Motion carries unanimously. Motion by Helgevold and seconded by Rasmussen to adjourn the meeting. Motion carries. Stan Watne, Chairman Wright County Board of Supervisors Betty Ellis, Wright County Auditor Published in the Wright County Monitor on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013

Dark window/windshield: Christian Garibay of Anaheim, Calif., $75; Violation – financial liability coverage: Stephanie S. Reighard of Dows, $375; Mildred Corado of Eagle Grove, $250; Raul ReynaDiaz of Clarion, $250; Steven R. Ostercamp of Eagle Grove, $250; Luis S. Martinez of Eagle Grove, $250; No valid drivers license: Raul Reyna-Diaz of Clarion, $100; Lyndsey M. Kalvig of Belmond, $250; No drivers license: Luis S. Martinez of Eagle Grove, $200; Fail to obey traffic control device: Craig Schroeder of Alta, $100; Catherine M. Weiland of Britt, $100; Failure to secure child: Damian O. Lucio of Belmond, $100; Failure to yield right of way: James E. Chelesvig of Belmond, $100; Civil Court Hauge Associate Inc., Sioux Falls, SD vs. Brittany Gross, 621 N. Water Street, Goldfield. Judgment for the plaintiff Dec. 13 in the amount of $6,464.61 plus pre-judgment interest of $300.98 and post judgment interest at a rate of 2.12 percent per annum from Sept. 30 and court costs. Hauge Associates Inc., Sioux Falls, SD vs. Barbara Smith and Jerry M. Smith, 3191 230th Street, Rowan. Judgment for the plaintiff Dec. 13 against the defendants jointly and severally in the amount of $7,241.31 plus pre-judgment interest

of $703.22 and post judgment interest at a rate of 2.12 percent per annum from Oct. 9 and court costs. Small Claims Dani Eisentrager, Eagle Grove, vs. Nathan L. Smith, 1019 N. Arthur Ave., Eagle Grove. Judgment for the plaintiff Dec. 13 by default in the amount of $200 plus interest at a rate of 2.12 percent per annum from Oct. 9 and court costs. Laura L. Keifer, 3271 110th Street, Meservey, vs. Hugh R. Berry, 110 9th Ave. NE Apt. 4, Belmond. Eviction judgment for the plaintiff on Dec. 15 plus court costs. District Court The court handled two probation violation cases. The court issued one search warrant. State of Iowa vs. Cody G. Buhr, 902 N. Wright, Eagle Grove. The defendant pled guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia and was fined $100 plus the statutory 35 percent surcharge and court costs. This sentence is the result of an incident Sept. 1 investigated by the Clarion Police Department. State of Iowa vs. Gregory G. Schoo, 1213 270th Street, Eagle Grove. The defendant pled guilty Dec. 16 to driving while suspended and was fined $250 plus the statutory 35 percent surcharge and court costs. This sentence is the result of an incident Dec. 14 investigated by the Eagle Grove Police Department.

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PUBLIC NOTICE City of Clarion

City of Clarion Unapproved Minutes Monday, December 16, 2013 The Clarion City Council met in regular session on Monday, December 16, 2013 at 5:00 pm, Mayor Mike Nail presiding with Councilpersons Kirk Rier, Lindsey German, Steve Evans and Duane Asbe present. Also present were Rochelle E. Pohlman City Administrator, Steve Hennigar Chief of Police and Jon DeVries Director of Public Works. Mayor Nail called the meeting to order and asked Council if they had a conflict with any agenda items, none reported. Nancy Duitscher with Friends of the Evergreen Cemetery Tree Committee was present to present a check in the amount of $1300.00 awarded from the Clarion Charitable Foundation for removal of dead trees in the Cemetery. Ms. Duitscher also informed the council that her committee has planted 36 trees between the Clarion Evergreen Cemetery and St. John’s Catholic Cemetery. The Council thanked Ms. Duitcher for her commitment to preserve the Cemetery. Motion German seconded Evans to approve the minutes of December2, 2013 as written, ayes all carried. Motion Evans seconded German to approve the financial claims as presented, ayes all carried. The November Revenue Report was distributed. Ron Fiscus of Planscape Partners was present to discuss the Residential Development Agreement Proposal received from i2i Clarion, Corp. for the future development of new residential subdivision in Northeast Clarion in which will be known as White Fox Landing Subdivision. Motion German seconded Asbe to accept the Residential Development Proposal from i2i Clarion, Corp., ayes all carried. Motion Evans seconded Germen to approve Resolution #13-57 setting a Public Hearing on the Sale of City Owned Property to i2i Clarion, Corp. in an amount of $156,000.00 to further a Proposed Residential Development, roll call vote Asbe, aye; Evans, aye; Rier, abstained, German, aye carried. Motion Rier seconded Asbe to approve Resolution #13-58 approving the Financial Institutions within the City of Clarion for Bank Depository’s of the City of Clarion’s money, as well as the maximum amount which may be kept on deposit in each depository not to exceed $5,000,000.00, roll call vote German, aye; Evans, aye; Asbe, aye; Rier, aye; carried. Motion German seconded Evans to approve Resolution #13-59 appointing Rochelle E. Pohlman as City Administrator/Clerk, Rich Bordwell City Attorney, and Steve Hennigar Chief of Police for 2014, roll call vote Rier, aye; Asbe, aye; German, aye; Evans, aye; carried. Motion Evans seconded Asbe to approve Designation of the Wright County Monitor as the Official News Paper for the City of Clarion, ayes all carried. Motion German seconded Evans to approve a Utility Shed permit to Greg Anderson, ayes all carried. Mayor Mike Nail presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Councilperson Kirk Rier for his dedication and vision for a better community, serving the City of Clarion as Councilperson and Mayor Pro Tem since April 7, 2013. Kirk has served on the Clarion Finance Committee, Employee Relations Community, Clarion Chamber and Development and numerous committees throughout the community. The Mayor and City Administrator will swear in new Councilpersons Barb Mussman and Dave Maxheimer on December 30, 2013 at 9:00 am. Motion Rier seconded Evans to adjourn, ayes all carried. Rochelle E. Pohlman, City Administrator Mike Nail, Mayor City of Clarion Financial Claims 12-01-2013 through 12-13-2013 AIRGAS NORTH CENTRAL OXYGEN..........................................$143.08 AVIVA LIFE ANNUITY CO AVIVA LIFE ANNUITY..........................$9.00 BROWN SUPPLY CO SUPPLIES.....................................$2,627.75 CENTRAL IOWA DISTRIBUTING SUPPLIES........................................$193.50 CITY OF CLARION - METER FEE TO FINAL WTR BILLS.............$429.89 CLARION WTR SWR - CLARION WTR DPT PAYROLL DED................$892.61 CLARION NC ELEV COOP FUEL NOV 13...............................$4,113.39 CLARION SUPER FOODS SUPPLIES........................................$263.30 CLARION HARDWARE HANK - SUPPLIES...........................$226.25 CULLIGAN - SERVICE AIRPORT..........$10.00 ELECTRICAL MATERIALS CO - SUPPLIES............................$1,423.63 FST CT NL BANK PAYROLL DEDUCTION..................$415.00 FJETLAND PEST CONTROL NOV 13 SERVICE..............................$40.00 FORT DODGE MACHINE SUPP - SUPPLIES.............................$63.26 GALLS INC - SAFTEY CLOTHING PD.................................$120.49

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Area educator celebrated for excellence in the classroom

Coulter-Alexander-Latimer educator honored for outstanding efforts Sarah Wessels, a middle school special education teacher in the Coulter-Alexander-Latimer School District, is a 2013 Excellence in Education Award runner-up. The award is sponsored by the Iowa State Education Association (ISEA). Wessels was chosen among a top field of over 60 educators-all nominated by colleagues, students, parents, and community members-because of the difference they make every day in the lives of Iowa’s students. “This award is truly about recognizing the educators who work hard on a daily basis and rarely get the recognition they so richly deserve,” said Tammy Wawro, president of the ISEA. The nominations we receive are a testament to the dedication and compassion Iowa educators have for their students and the communities in which they live. Clearly, our educators go above and beyond to help shape the lives of the students they teach.” Wessels in a well-rounded educator who works hard in her classroom because she loves her job and is passionate about her students. She understands what it takes to keep her students motivated and moving forward and also appreciates that it takes the same amount of dedication to her profession by attending conferences, continuing education, and staying on top of the latest in education curricular trends. Wessels has high expectations for her students who know, even before they enter her classroom, they will

ISEA President Tammy Wawro and Sarah Wessels (right)

be protected, nurtured, and driven to be their best. “It’s clear that Sarah’s creativity, passion, and work all combine to make a tremendous impact in her classroom,” said Wawro. The Excellence in Education Award celebrates educators like Sarah who are invested in the lives of their students and go beyond what is expected to make an exceptional experience for them. Now in its 14th year, the Excellence in Education Award honors educators around the state who make a difference in the classroom. Nominations are solicited beginning in September through October. Wessels received a $100 gift from the ISEA during an awards ceremony and banquet on Monday,

November 18, at the Iowa Events Center in downtown Des Moines, courtesy of the Iowa State Education Association. The winner of the 2013 Excellence in Education Award is Heather Anderson, an elementary teacher at Cowles Montessori School in Des Moines. Anderson received $1,000 courtesy of the Iowa State Education Association. Other runners-up also honored include, John Baker, a community college instructor at Scott Community College in Bettendorf; Beth Fettweis, an English teacher at City High School in Iowa City; and Melinda Orris, a social studies teacher at Maquoketa High School. All runners-up received $100 courtesy of the ISEA.

County Farm Bureau Honored For Excellence

Matt Siefker received the Wright County Farm Bureau recognition award at the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) annual meeting in Des Moines Dec. 4. IFBF President Craig Hill (right) made the presentation to Siefker. Wright County Farm Bureau received an outstanding designation for its 2013 programs which help further the story of agriculture to new audiences through many areas including policy development, policy implementation, communications, and strengthen the county Farm Bureau.

CPI-Prairie Gold Hatchery of Goldfield, Iowa, received the 2013 “Outstanding Business of the Year” Venture Award in recognition of outstanding business achievement in Iowa. Iowa Secretary of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Bill Northey, presented the award on behalf of the Iowa Area Development Group L.C., (IADG). Rand Fisher, IADG President, said, “ the company’s new state-of-the-art hatchery further enhances Iowa’s leading position in poultry production and processing. The new 35,000 sq. ft. hatchery is capable of producing 18M pullets annually.” Pictured left to right: Jim Vermeer and Brittany Dickey, Corn Belt Power Cooperative; Marion Denger, Prairie Energy Cooperative; Dennis Bowman, Wright County Economic Development; Steve Hilleson, Project Manager, Centurion Poultry Inc.; Gijs Schimmel, President, Centurion Poultry, Inc.; Bill Northey, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture and Land Stewardship; Mike Meissen, IADG; Todd Foss, Prairie Energy Cooperative; Brad Hicks, Wright County Economic Development; Rand Fisher, President, IADG

Centurion Poultry, Inc. – Prairie Gold Hatchery Honored with Iowa Venture Award The Iowa Area Development Group (IADG), on behalf of Iowa’s rural electric cooperatives, municipal utilities and independent telecommunication companies, honored nine distinguished Iowa companies with the Iowa Venture Award at a luncheon held in conjunction with the Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives’ annual meeting at the Sheraton West Des Moines. The 2013 “Outstanding Business of the Year” Iowa Venture Award was presented to CPI - Prairie Gold Hatchery of Goldfield. Centurion Poultry Inc., (CPI) having existing operations in Iowa, decided to expand their Iowa presence by constructing a new 35,000 sq. ft. hatchery in Goldfield. This new state-of-the-art facility has production capacity of 18 million pullet chicks annually, three times that of the Wisconsin facility it replaces. The new facility will strengthen Iowa’s leadership position in both egg production and processing. CPI – Prairie Gold Hatchery was nominated for a Venture Award by Prairie Energy Cooperative. “The Iowa Venture Award provides an opportunity to uphold the courage, contribution, innovation, social responsibility and vision of Iowa entrepreneurs,” said IADG President Rand Fisher. “IADG, on behalf of our sponsors, is proud to recognize these nine outstanding companies for their accomplishment and contribution to their community, region and state.” An Iowa Venture Award was also presented to Wildwood Hills Ranch of Iowa for “Distinguished Leadership.” Wildwood Hills Ranch of Iowa provides free summer camp and year-round retreats for at-risk children ages 8-18. Kids are immersed in a fun, safe environment where character, leadership and teamwork are modeled and taught.

Located on 400 acres west of St. Charles, this camp provides opportunities for approximately 1,000 children annually. Seven additional businesses were recognized with an Iowa Venture Award for their significant contributions in diversifying and strengthening Iowa’s economy. These 2013 Iowa Venture Award Recipients include: Airport Road Vineyard & Winery of Mount Pleasant; Brownmed, Inc. of Spirit Lake; ECHCO Concrete of Corning; Kloubec Koi Farm of Amana; LaBudde Group, Inc. of Manchester; United Farmers Mercantile Cooperative of Villisca; and Valley Plating, Inc. of Rock Valley. Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, Bill Northey, assisted in presenting the Iowa Venture Awards and honoring the Iowa companies and their leaders. For 26 years, IADG has presented Iowa Venture Awards to individuals

and organizations, both large and small, in recognition of their significant contributions to Iowa’s economy through entrepreneurial leadership, innovation and the creation of job opportunities. History has demonstrated that these are among the most accomplished and successful companies in the state. Together they are helping to sustain and grow Iowa’s economy. The Iowa Venture Award Hall of Fame can be found at www.IADG. com/iadg-awards. IADG is the business and community development leader for Iowa’s rural electric cooperatives, municipal utilities and independent telecommunication companies. Since 1985, the Powerful Partnerships and economic development efforts of IADG and their sponsors have helped to generate over $7.56 billion of capital investment and created or retained nearly 45,000 jobs for Iowa.

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be determined, court costs, 2 days in the county jail with credit for time served, must obtain and follow all recommendations of a substance abuse evaluation, and must complete Drinking Driver’s School. This sentence is the result of an incident Sept. 2 investigated by the Belmond Police Department. State of Iowa vs. Jorge AlvarezCovarrubias, 116 N. Lincoln Ave., Eagle Grove. The defendant pled guilty Dec. 13 to operating while intoxicated and was sentenced to a $1,250 fine plus the statutory 35 percent surcharge, $10 D.A.R.E. surcharge, restitution to be determined, court costs, 2 days in the county jail with credit for time served, must obtain and follow all recommendations of a substance abuse evaluation, and must complete Drinking Driver’s School. This sentence is the result of an incident Sept. 28 investigated by the Eagle Grove Police Department.

State of Iowa vs. Shaina M. Berhow, 315 6th Street NE, Clarion. The defendant pled guilty Dec. 13 to operating while intoxicated and was sentenced to a $1,250 fine plus the statutory 35 percent surcharge, $10 D.A.R.E. surcharge, restitution to be determined, court costs, 2 days in the county jail with credit for time served, must obtain and follow all recommendations of a substance abuse evaluation, and must complete Drinking Driver’s School. This sentence is the result of an incident Aug. 18 investigated by the Wright County Sheriff’s Department. State of Iowa vs. Marc R. Middleton, 512 6th Street NE, Belmond. The defendant pled guilty Dec. 13 to operating while intoxicated and was sentenced to a $1,250 fine plus the statutory 35 percent surcharge, $10 D.A.R.E. surcharge, restitution to

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Church news FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 201 3rd. Ave. NE, Clarion Rev. Don Morrison •Saturday, Dec. 28 7:30am UMM •Sunday, Dec. 29 8:45am Traditional Service, 10:00am Sunday School, 11:00am Contemporary Service •Wednesday, Jan. 1 Office Closed FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH 420 1st Street N.W., Clarion Rev. Ronald Nelson 515-532-3440 •Sunday, Dec. 29 No Sunday School, 10:00am Fellowship, 10:45am Worship •Monday, Dec. 30 No Hiz Kidz UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, CONGREGATIONAL 121 3rd Avenue N.W., Clarion Pastor Bill Kem 515-532-2269 •Sunday, Dec. 29 11:00am Worship

Happy New Year! •Thursday, Jan. 2 10:00am Friendship Ministry THE LIGHTHOUSE CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE Dana Wendel, Minister 1010 2nd Street SW, Clarion 532-2330 or 532-6686 •Sunday 9:30 am - Sunday School, 10:45 am - Worship Service free lunch following service •Tuesday 11:00 am - Prayer (Hiemstra’s) •Wednesday 7:00 pm - Adult Bible Study THE DWELLING PLACE Pastor Kim Lee 912 Central Ave East 515-293-2822 •Saturdays 6:00pm Service • Sundays 10:00am Services • Wednesdays 7:00 pm Corporate Prayer

ST. JOHN CATHOLIC 608 2nd Ave. N.E., Clarion Father Nils Hernandez, Pastor 515-532-3586 • Thursday, Dec. 26 No Morning Mass (Office Closed) • Friday, Dec. 27 No Morning Mass or Rosary •Saturday, Dec. 28 3:40pm Rosary at St. John in Clarion, 4:00pm Mass at St. John in Clarion, 8:00pm Mass in Spanish at St. John •Sunday, Dec. 29 – Feast of the Holy Family 8:00am Mass at Sacred Heart in Eagle Grove, 10:30am Mass at St. Francis in Belmond •Monday, Dec. 30 No RCIA/Adult Catechesis at St. John in Clarion • Tuesday, Dec. 31 – New Years Eve (Offices Closed) 5:30pm Mass at St. John in Clarion, 7:00pm Mass at St. Francis in Belmond •Wednesday, Jan. 1 9:00am Cluster Mass at Sacred Heart in Eagle Grove UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 219 First Street N.W., Clarion Bill Kem, Pastor 515-532-2709 •Friday, Dec. 27 Offices Closed •Sunday, Dec. 29 9:00am Worship, 10:00am Sunday School •Wednesday, Jan. 1

UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 220 Oak Street, Goldfield Rev. Sara Hill, Pastor 515-825-3581 www.goldfieldupc.com goldpres@goldfieldaccess.net •Thursday, Dec. 26 9:15am TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) weigh in and meeting. New members always welcome •Sunday, Dec. 29 9:45am Choir practice in east basement, 10:30am Worship Service Rev. Phil Somsen of Ft. Dodge will lead the service, 11:30am Fellowship coffee •Tuesday, Dec. 31 12:00noon Church offices will close •Wednesday, Jan. 1 New Year’s Day – Church offices will be closed LAKE LUTHERAN CHURCH Goldfield Pastor Truman Larson •Sunday 9:00 am Worship Service, 10:15 am Sunday School and Confirmation. PARK CHURCH OF CHRIST 422 North Washington St., Goldfield Bob Dishman 515-825-3911 •Sunday 9:15 am Bible School, 10:15 am Worship Service-Communion observed weekly; childcare available and Children’s Church, 11:00 am WWE/Jr. Worship GOLDFIELD UNITED METHODIST CHURCH P.O. Box 190 Pastor Christina Perkins Craig Carlson, Youth Minister 515-825-3754 •Sundays 10:30 am – Worship

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DOWS AREA ABUNDANT LIFE CHAPEL 202 Fairview St., Dows 515-852-4520 / Bruce Klapp, Pastor • Sundays 9:30 a.m. - Sunday School for all ages including adults; 10:30 a.m. - Worship Service with Nursery and Children’s Ministry available; 6:30 p.m. - Adult Bible Study with childcare available • Wednesdays 7:00 p.m. - Adult Bible Study with Nursery, Children and Youth Ministry SOVEREIGN GRACE CHURCH 109 N. Eskridge St., Dows Dows / www.sgcdows.com Doug Holmes, Pastor • Sundays 10:15 a.m. - Sunday School/Coffee;11:15am Worship at First Presbyterian in Dows FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH Dows Pastor Ron Nelson •Saturday, Dec. 28 6:30am Men’s Bible Study at Rick’s •Sunday, Dec. 29 9:00am Worship, No Sunday School

FIRST REFORMED 214 Brown St., Alexander Pastor Phillip Arnold • Sundays 8:30 a.m. - Adult Sunday School in the Sunshine Room; 9:30 a.m. - Worship; 10:45 a.m. - Sunday School; 6:30 p.m. - HS Youth Group Meeting; 7 p.m. - Pastor Phil’s Radio Ministry on KLMJ • Wednesdays 4:00p.m. - Catechism, Grades 1-8; 7:00p.m. - High School IMMANUEL U.C.C. 204 E. South St., Latimer Pastor Lindsey Braun • Sunday 9:30am - Worship •Monday 7:00pm - Pastor Lindsey back from vacation ST. PAUL’S LUTHERAN 304 W. Main, Latimer Travis Berg, Pastor • Wednesday 6:30pm - Elders • Saturday 7:00pm - Vespers • Sunday 9:00a.m. - Worship; 10:15 a.m. - ABC / Sunday School UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Morgan, Lee Center, Bradford Erling Shultz, Pastor • Sundays, 8:30 a.m. Worship (B); 9:30 a.m. Worship, (LC); 10:30 a.m. Worship (M) • Tuesdays, 5:15-6:30 p.m. NA/AA Bible Study; 7:30 p.m. (B) Bible Study MISSIONARY ALLIANCE CHURCH 3rd & Lake Streets, Blairsburg Ron Lotz, Pastor 515-325-6210 •Saturday, Dec. 28 9:00am to 11:00am MAC Fit fitness class for women of all ages • Sunday, Dec. 29 8:00 to 9:30am Café open, 9:00am Sunday School for all ages, 10:00am Worship service NAZARETH LUTHERAN Coulter Pastor Dave Bernhardt • Sunday 10:00am - Coffee, 10:30am - Joint Worship Service

Jesse and Stephanie Wright of Cedar Falls, Iowa, welcome their second child, Isla Ruth Wright. She was born November 12, 2013, at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo, Iowa. She weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Isla will be welcomed at home by her parents and her sister Calista, age 2. Grandparents are Steven Smith of Clarion, Melissa Larosa of Lewiston, Idaho and Dave and Pam Wright of Savanna, Ill. Greatgrandparents are Agnes Samuel of

Clarion, Priscilla Kemp of Lewiston, Idaho, Lynn Kramer of New Ulm, Minn., and Carl Wright of Savanna, Ill.

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Lana Eagen and Terry Eagen of Mason City were wed Dec. 21, 1963, in the United Methodist Church at Goldfield. Lana is the daughter of the late Harlan and Doris Larson, of Goldfield. They are the parents of three children: Todd Eagen (Valerie), Cedar Falls; Lisa Eagen, Marietta, Geo.; Kyle Eagen

(Beth), Westminster, Colo.; three grandchildren: Allison, Caroline and Miles. Friends and family gathered in their honor this past summer in Des Moines at the Iowa Hall of Pride. They enjoy travelling, gardening and spending time with friends and family.

Lucy Standish Newcastle DAR held regular meeting

Respectively Submitted, Regent Dalene Sclitter The Lucy Standish Newcastle the DAR headquarters to see the Daughters of the American beautiful Christmas Decorations. Revolution met Dec. 5, at 9:30 Lois Lesher gave a report on the a.m. at the Meadows in Clarion. temperature we should maintain in Beth Menges and Lois Lesher were our homes to save energy. She also hostesses. talked about the DAR schools. At The meeting was called to order one time DAR supported as many as by Regent Dalene Schlitter, followed 35 schools. Now we only support 6. by the invocation by Regent Many of them are boarding schools. Schlitter. The Daughters recited the The schools are in North Carolina, Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and Georgia, Massachusetts, South the American’s Creed. Carolina and Kentucky. Eight members answered roll call Election of Delegates to State with 70 volunteer hours reported Conference was held. Dalene for the month. The minutes of the Schlitter, Trudy Larson, Beth November meeting were read and Menges, Lois Lesher and Iris Eriksen approved. The treasurers report was will attend. All other members of the given by treasurer Beth Menges. All chapter were urged to attend also, if State and National dues have been they wished. paid. Amy Kleckner asked if anyone Regent Schlitter reported that in the chapter knew how to find she had corrected the address out if Massom Metcalf (Metcalff) of Margaret Genschrmer in the was a Revolutionary War Soldier. National Data Base. Her address is Amy was trying to research this for correct in the year book. someone. Lois Lesher agreed to try Vice Regent Trudy Larson read and find out if the name appeared in part of President General Lynn any DAR Lists of Patriots. Forney Young’s article “A bounty The meeting was closed with the of Opportunities Awaits.” This Daughters Pledge. article appeared in the November/ Dalene Schlitter gave a program December issue of Daughters. on her trip to Moscow, Russia, this She invited all members to stop at summer.

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CHURCH OF CHRIST 420 North Main, Clarion Pastor Warren Curry 515-532-3273 •Thursday, Dec. 26 3:45pm SHINE girls in church office Sunday, Dec. 29 9:00am Sunday School, 10:00am Worship Service, No Bible Bowl or Impact •Monday, Dec. 30 No weekly Hiz Kidz over Christmas Holidays •Tuesday, Dec. 31 6:00am Iron Men – Community Men’s Group at church office •Wednesday, Jan. 1 No church activities!

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HELEN CATHERINE ARNDORFER Helen Catherine Arndorfer, the daughter of Thomas and Eloise (Benoit) Mallinger, was born February 12, 1938, in Duncombe, Iowa. She was raised and educated in the area of her birth, and was the big sister to six siblings: Patricia, Mike, Marilyn, Diane, Sheila and Mark. Helen graduated from St. Edmonds in Fort Dodge, Iowa – “Class of 1956”. She then went on to college and later taught elementary school before she married. On August 20th, 1960, Helen was united in marriage with Roger Joseph Arndorfer and began her family. She raised a family of five children: Larry, Randy, Tim, Lynn and Kevin. Helen courageously returned to college at Buena Vista College where she graduated in 1987, she then re-entered the elementary teaching field and taught for several years prior to retirement. Throughout her adult life, Helen was very active in the Catholic Daughters of the Americas where she held many offices in the local courts, became the Iowa State Regent for two terms, and later held the office of National Director. Helen was also a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Eagle Grove.

LAVONNE L. (SORENSEN) MCATEE

LaVonne L. (Sorensen) McAtee, 77, of Clarion passed away on Tuesday, December 17, 2013, at Iowa Specialty Hospital in Clarion. Memorial services for LaVonne McAtee will be held on Friday, December 27, 2013, at 2:00 PM at Ewing Funeral Home, 1801 Central Avenue East in Clarion. Family will greet friends one hour prior to services at the funeral home on Friday. LaVonne L. (Sorenson) McAtee was born November 2, 1936, to Raymond and Leona (Schmoldt) Sorensen in Galva, Iowa. She attended and graduated from Galva High School.

Roger and Helen celebrated 50 years of marriage in 2010. Helen always enjoyed travel, spending time with family, teaching, and helping others. Helen passed away on Sunday, December 15, 2013, at the age of 75 years. She was preceded in death by her parents and nephew, Bill Milefchik. Survivors include her husband Roger; son Larry Arndorfer and wife Luann of Fort Dodge, grandchildren Bryan Arndorfer and fiancé Ashleigh Buckendaul and Ashley Arndorfer; son, Randy Arndorfer and wife Katie of Rio Rancho, NM, granddaughter Stephnie Ballard and husband Derrick, great-grandchildren Seven and Simon Ballard, grandson Jason Hendon and wife Karmela, greatgrandchildren Jaderynn and Liam Hendon; son Tim Arndorfer and wife Debbie of Frisco, TX, grandchildren Alexandria and Matthew Arndorfer; daughter Lynn Garmon and husband Vincent of Joshua, TX, granddaughter Ellyse; son Kevin Arndofer and wife Reyna of Frisco, TX, grandchildren Joseph and Eilidh Arndorfer and her six siblings: Patricia Milefchik, Mike Mallinger, Marylin Garris, Diane Easley, Sheila O’Hern and Mark Mallinger. Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, December 21, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Eagle Grove, with Father Nils Hernandez officiating. A Rosary/Vigil Service was held at 4:30 p.m. and visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday at Foust Funeral Home in Eagle Grove and also 1 hour prior to the services in the Parish Hall at Sacred Heart. Burial was in Corpus Christi Cemetery, Fort Dodge. Memorials may be directed to: Court Madonna #157 Memo: Domestic Abuse and mailed to Maureen Thielen, Treasurer 619 E. Broadway Eagle Grove, IA 50533.

LaVonne worked as a telephone operator at Bell Telephone Company prior to her marriage. LaVonne was united in marriage to Larry McAtee on September 2, 1960, in Galva. To this union, one son, Larry Jr. was born. LaVonne stayed at home with Larry Jr. until he started school, then went to work as a hot lunch lady at Cherokee Community School until her retirement after 27 years of service. Larry Sr. passed away in 2006, and LaVonne moved to Clarion in 2011, to be closer to her family. LaVonne loved her grandkids, they were her whole world. She was an avid sports fan, and loved the Chicago Bears and Iowa Hawkeyes. Everybody loved her; she was a friend to everybody and was always smiling, even during hard times. LaVonne is survived by her son, Larry (Milissa “Billie” Zeiger) McAtee, Jr.; grandchildren, Brittany McAtee, Ashlee McAtee, Stephen McAtee, Trenton McAtee, Jackie Zeiger, Julie (Mike) Roe, and Josh Zeiger; great-granddaughter, Aniyah McAtee and brothers, Gordon (Mary) Sorensen, Wendell (Mary) Sorensen and Gaylen (Sandy) Sorensen. LaVonne was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; sister, Donna Else and brother, Eldon Sorensen.

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GAIL STAPLES Gail Staples, 76, of Clarion passed away Saturday, December 21, 2013, at her home in Clarion. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Friday, December 27, 2013 at St. John’s Catholic Church, 608 2nd Avenue North East in Clarion, with Father Nils Hernandez officiating. Burial will be at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery in Arcadia at 3:30 p.m., on Friday, December 27, 2013. Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 26, 2013 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m., at Ewing Funeral Home, 1801 Central Avenue East, in Clarion with a Scriptural Wake Service beginning at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Friday. Gail Marie (Staples) Long was born August 14, 1937 to Lambert and Marie (Sporrer) Long in Templeton. Gail attended and graduated from Templeton High School. Gail was united in marriage to Northwestern Bell Co. as a long Don Staples on June 21, 1958, and to distance operator for 2 years after school. She married Roger E. Sweet November 4, 1967. The couple resided in Clarion. The couple later divorced. Connie worked in Clarion for From The Archives oF The wrighT counTy moniTor over 30 years, 17 years at Hawk Golf 1978 and 1943 Bag Co. and 13 years at EDS. She retired from EDS in 2003 for medical 35 Years Ago through the cooperation of John reasons. Connie made many friends December 28, 1978 Hagie, Executive Vice President and with her co-workers over the years. Marcia Burt of Rowan was the the Safety Committee of Clarion While in Donna, TX visiting lucky winner of the 1979 Pontiac Community Memorial Hospital, friends, she was baptized at the First Baptist Church in 2005. She Sunbird given by the Clarion Arnold Flessner, Chairman. Clarion was a gold member of the 700 Club Chamber of Commerce Dec. 23. Police, Wright County Sheriff, for many years. After retiring, she Keys to the bright yellow Sunbird and Iowa Highway Patrol had volunteered at Wright Medical were presented to her Tuesday been forewarned before the drill to CONSTANCE SWEET Center. She enjoyed traveling with morning by Retail Chairman Gary prevent panic in the community and Constance Sweet, 66, of Otho, her sister, Sally, visiting many places Hill while Sid Niccum of C & R incorrect reports to law officers who Pontiac looked on with approval. would have to handle calls inquiring formerly of Clarion, died Thursday, and meeting interesting people. December 19, 2013 at Unity Point Connie is survived by (All three were pictured on the front about the disaster. 70 Years Ago Health in Fort Dodge. Memorial her daughter, Robbin Sweet, page.) Marcia said she only signed December 30, 1943 services were held at 11:00 a.m. grandchildren, Jeffrey Ford, Bryanna, two or maybe three tickets with the At a meeting of the Clarion on Monday, December 23, 2013 Shauntell, Elizabeth and Kolton winning ticket stamped by B & W at Foster Funeral and Cremation Tiernan; great-granddaughter, Leona Grocery Store. She is a kindergarten fire department Tuesday evening Fritz Brinkman was re-elected fire Center in Webster City. Ford; all of Fort Dodge; her sisters, teacher in the Belmond school. Hagie Manufacturing Company chief. Other officers elected were: Constance Rae Darnell, Sally (Larry) Barr of Russellville, daughter of Melvin and Rose Dalbey Mo., and Denise (Greg) Scrivner of reported an “explosion” in the paint L. F. Bender, assistant chief; Harvey room. The pretend disaster resulted Johnson, secretary; and Harry Darnell, was born March 8, 1947 Kaiser, Mo. in Webster City. She graduated Connie was preceded in in two simulated deaths and six Borel, treasurer. A. L. Gronwall was from Webster City High School death by her parents and her infant simulated badly injured employees. elected and the new member of the The surprise event occurred at 3:48 board of trustees. On Christmas Day in 1965 and attended one year of daughter. p.m. Dec. 20, 1978. Arrangements the fire company was called to the C. Junior College. Connie worked for for the drill had been made by G. W. icehouse to put out a grass fire, Robert McNutt, Hagie Corporation which occurred at noon. No damage Safety and Personnel Director was reported. Max McClelland arrived in Clarion Thursday from Prince Rupert, B. C., where he is employed on a government project. Mrs. McClelland, Ronnie and Sharon are making their home with his parents, • New Homes Mr. and Mrs. J. F. McClelland. Mr. • Additions • Garages McClelland will return to Canada on Friday. • Siding • Remodeling • Down Draft Paint Booth w/Baked Curing Cycle Mr. and Mrs. Don Bridges • Windows • Frame Machine • Computerized Paint Matching purchased the property of Mrs. E. • Seamless Gutters • Computerized Estimates F. Ford in the east part of town the • A preferred shop with insurance companies John Jacobson first part of last week. They expect to move there by the first of March.

Maxine Evans, 95 of Kanawha passed away Saturday, December 21, 2013 at the Kanawha Community Home. A private memorial graveside service for Maxine Evans will be held at a later date. Maxine Alvina Evans was born November 18, 1918 to Olaf and Carrie (Johnson) Thompson on the family farm near Kanawha. She was the youngest of eleven children. Maxine lived most of her life in Kanawha, having graduated from Kanawha High School as Salutatorian with the Class of 1936. Maxine was united in marriage to George “Dutch” Evans on June 3, 1941. To this union, two daughters were born. Maxine worked at the Kanawha Reporter for several years, was an Avon representative and worked as a cashier at We-3 grocery store in

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this union, nine children were born. Gail was a home maker for many years, taking care of the children. She later worked at K-Mart in Carroll, and when the family moved to Clarion, she worked alongside Don at the locker until they sold it in 1998. Gail loved sewing, quilting and embroidery. She made doll clothes for her grandchildren. She also enjoyed gardening and watching television; QVC, Duck Dynasty, Wheel of Fortune and The Bold and The Beautiful were among her favorites. Gail was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Clarion, where she participated in the quilting group every Thursday as her health allowed her, and formerly a member of St. John’s in Arcadia. She was active in Catholic Daughters while in Arcadia. Gail is survived by her children Steve Staples of Arcadia, Iowa, Mike Staples of Krum, Texas, Nancy (Jim) Herrig of Wall Lake, Iowa, Donna (Ron) Petersen of Carroll, Iowa, Joan Fleener of Wall Lake, Lisa (Marty) Beachy of Britt, Iowa, Susie (fiance’ Ronnie Barnett) Bird of Ute, Iowa, and Kevin (Karen) Staples of Goldfield, Iowa; 16 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; one sister-inlaw Carol (Wayne) Molak Eich of Arcadia; one brother-in-law Clete Behrens of Carroll; along with 10 nieces and nephews, other family members and friends. Gail is preceded in death by her husband Don in October of 2013, her daughter Sherri Greenlee, her parents Lambert and Marie Long, parents-in-law Ted and Margaret Staples, her sister Sandy Behrens, and a brother-in-law Frank Molak. Ewing Funeral Home, Clarion, was in charge of the arrangements.

Kanawha and for Harvey and Jan Abbas when they had the grocery store. She later worked for Winnebago Industries for eight years before retiring. Max and Dutch enjoyed attending submarine conventions all across the country. They also loved ballroom dancing and went every chance they had. She also loved bowling and shopping. She and Dutch enjoyed camping and fishing with her sister and brother-in-law Mildred and Howard Hanson. Most of all, Maxine enjoyed spending time with her family. On November 18, 2013, Maxine celebrated her 95th birthday with a party at the Kanawha Community Home with many of her nieces and nephews in attendance along with her immediate family and friends. Maxine is survived by her daughters Diane (Don) Rink and Gail Poulsen. Four grandchildren: Rhonda (Dan) Skinner, Nancy (Chad) Olson, Rob (Mandy) Poulsen, and Kari (Andy) Gilds; seven great-grandchildren: Sydney, Grant, Laban and Holden Skinner and Maddie, Zane and Emi Olson; along with numerous nieces and nephews, other family members and friends. Maxine was preceded in death by her husband Dutch in 1997, her parents, seven sisters, three brothers and son-in-law Ric Poulsen. Memorials may be left to the family’s discretion. Ewing Funeral Home, Kanawha was in charge of the arrangements.

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Teammates on the Cowboys Pop Football League were Kaden Bricker, Carter Goodell, Trenton Jergenson, Cole Lindaman, Mateo Martinez, Chase Murga, Ben Oehlert, Noah Roosa, and Tyler Stein. The Cowboys were coached by Gavin Disney and Kirby Simmons.

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1776 Page Ave • Clarion, Iowa 50525 Water’s Edge Winter Hours: Thursday - Saturday Kitchen: 4:00 - 9:00 p.m. • Bar: 4:00 - ? Sunday Brunch 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Water’s Edge is now hiring servers & bartenders. Whether you are looking for regular hours or just one or two nights a week, Water’s Edge offers a competitive hourly wage along with a great opportunity to make good tips. If you are interested or know of someone who would be a good fit, give Miranda a call at 515-532-2911 or 515-341-4587!

HELP WANTED Wright County Secondary Road Department has an opening for a full-time road maintenance employee at the Eagle Grove Maintenance Facility. Primary job classification is Patrol Operator. Application form and job description is available at the Wright County Engineer’s Office, 416 5th Ave SW, PO Box 269, Clarion, IA 50525, telephone 515-532-3597 or at www.wrightcounty.org , click on “Employment” and then “Application Form.” Applications will be accepted until Friday, January 10, 2013 at 3:30 pm. Wright County is an equal opportunity employer.

General labor Masterson Staffing Solutions is looking for people for general labor positions in Clarion. Must be reliable and have excellent attendance. To be considered for these opportunities please Stop by the Train Depot in Clarion on Thursdays between 10am-2pm. 302 N Main St Clarion IA • 641-423-1830 Masterson Staffing is an equal opportunity employer

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NOTICE: Garage door sales, service and repairs. Farm, home and commercial garage doors and operators. For prompt service, phone Mike Sampson in Kanawha at 641-7623330 tfc

FOR SALE FOR SALE: GE Cool White fluorescent light bulbs. There are 14 which are 8 feet long and 60 watts, asking $3 a piece. There are 26 which are 4 feet long and 34 watts, asking $2 a piece. Inquire at MidAmerica Publishing Corporation, 9 2nd St. NW, Hampton, IA. Ask for Dan. tfc

FOR RENT FOR RENT: 1 bedroom apartment, all utilities furnished. Call Betty: 515825-8007. tfc FOR RENT: Commercial Building on Main Street in Clarion. Available December 1. Call Betty 515-8258007 FOR RENT: House in Clarion January 2014. Year lease, no smoking, no pets. Applications available at Brigger Motors. 515-532-3665.

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THIS PUBLICATION DOES NOT KNOWINGLY ACCEPT advertising which is deceptive, fraudulent or which might otherwise violate the law or accepted standards of taste. However, this publication does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy of any advertisement, nor the quality of the goods or services advertised. Readers are cautioned to thoroughly investigate all claims made in any advertisements, and to use good judgment and reasonable care, particularly when dealing with persons unknown to you who ask for money in advance of delivery of the goods or services advertised.

WANTED: Concrete Laborers for North Central Iowa Based Construction Company. We are looking for qualified employees able to work with others doing concrete foundations for agricultural and industrial projects across the Midwest. Wages start at $13.25 per hour and are adjusted based on experience. 2 years or more experience in the construction field would be beneficial, but we are willing to train. Please fax applications to 641-456-5201 or call 641-456-5200 with questions. 52,53

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Cowboy wrestlers defeat Pocahontas, lose to Clear Lake

Ben Powers scored an 8-5 win over Alex Medellin of Clear Lake last week. The Cowboys lost a close 32-24 dual with the Lions, but bounced back to defeat Pocahontas Area the same night. At a double dual last Thursday night in Clarion, the ClarionGoldfield wrestlers started the night with a 32-24 loss to Clear Lake in a tight match. They ended the evening in fine fashion, taking care of Pocahontas Area in convincing fashion 51-24. Against the Lions, Caleb Hanson (220) recorded the only pin for the red and black in taking his match in just 55 seconds. Six other Cowboys won by decision. Versus the Indians, it was Joel Haberman (138), Brady Brott (145), Jordan Lee (170), Elliott Ahrens (195) and Hanson all recording falls. Three others won by forfeit. The team is now 5-2 and will return to the mat on Thursday, January 9 at Eagle Grove. Results-Lions 32, Cowboys 24 106-Pate L by fall to Doebel 113-Forfeit by Cowboys 120-Lienemann L 3-1 to Berger 126-Rosenbaum L by fall to Orr 132-Haberman W 7-6 over Faught 138-Lehman L by maj dec 15-5 to Gonzalez 145-Brott W 9-3 over Kelso

152-Nelson W 3-1 over Hauser 160-Powers W 8-5 over Medellin 170-Lee L 7-1 to Wicke 182-Anderson L by maj dec 16-3 to Nosbisch 195-Ahrens W 5-1 over Garrington 220-Hanson W by fall in :55 over Walton 285-Gambrill W 8-3 over Jordan Cowboys 51, Indians 24 106-Pate L by fall to Minkler 113-Lienemann L 7-5 to Reis 120-Forfeit by Cowboys 126-Carrillo W by forfeit 132-Rosenbaum W by forfeit 138-Haberman W by fall in 1:32 over Brown 145-Brott W by fall in 4:51 over Kulp 152-Nelson L 7-1 to Hubrich 160-Powers L by fall to Sommerlot 170-Lee W by fall in 3:59 over Lenz 182-Anderson W 10-6 over Case 195-Ahrens W by fall in 1:30 over O’Tool 220-Hanson W by fall in 1:42 over Schott 285-Gambrill W by forfeit

Elliott Ahrens won a 5-1 decision over Carter Garrington of Clear Lake in home mat action last week. Versus Pocahontas, Ahrens pinned Jesse O’Tool in 1:30.

Cowboys almost win first game, fall to Bulldogs 65-60 Staudt, Sann both score 17 vs. H-D By Les Houser

The Clarion-Goldfield boys varsity basketball team put up a valiant effort for the full 32 minutes, giving it all they had, but still came up short in a 65-60 home loss last Friday versus Hampton-Dumont. “This was a hard fought game between two evenly matched teams,” said Cowboy head coach Scott Herrig. “We forced them into a zone in the first half, because our man to man offense was hitting on all cylinders. Our inside game was working well, and Chris Staudt really stepped up and knocked down some big shots early. When they went to the 2-3 defense, we played well at times against it. We gave up a few baskets on the defensive end of the floor when we really needed stops, and had a couple of timely turnovers when we really needed possessions.” Unofficial stats for the game show Staudt and Trenton Sann each with 17 points, with Staudt totaling five three-point buckets. Cody Kapka joined them in double figures with 12 points including one trey. Phil Johnson was close with eight points, while Austin Keller scored four and Kirby Simmons two. In rebounding, it was fairly evenly distributed as Sann and Keller each had four caroms with Kenton Waters, Spencer Peterson and Johnson each grabbing three off the glass. Kapka finished with two and Staudt one. Kapka unselfishly dished the ball for 10 huge assists, with Staudt credited with six and Sann five. Johnson had three assists, Waters two and Simmons one. Staudt also had four thefts of the ball with Waters making three steals on the night. “It was our first close game in the closing moments, and the pressure

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Trenton Sann goes strong to the hoop in the home game with the Bulldogs. The junior tied for team-scoring honors with 17, and grabbed four rebounds while dishing for five assists. He had two points, two rebounds, two assists and two steals versus Iowa Falls-Alden on Tuesday.

Cowgirls defeat Iowa Falls-Alden, lose to Hampton-Dumont Three players in double figures vs. Cadets By Les Houser The Clarion-Goldfield girls varsity basketball team entered a tough gym to get a win last Tuesday night at Iowa Falls-Alden, coming away with a 54-43 defeat of the home Cadets. The Cadets forged a 12-9 lead after a quarter, only to have the Cowgirls go up 22-18 at the break. They extended it to a 39-27 advantage to start the final eight minutes. Three Cowgirls finished in double digit scoring, led by both Jossie Sann and Jenalee Hinkle with 16 points each. Hinkle got three of hers on a trey. Hope Polzin finished with 10 points, which included three buckets she bombed away from outside the arc. Maddie Disney was close with

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got to us a little bit,” said Herrig. “We have learned from it and will be better prepared in the future when in that situation.” Earlier in the week, the team dropped a 69-31 loss at Iowa FallsAlden. The Cadets were up 31-17 at halftime, and 52-26 after three. “I thought we did a very good job of containing Casey Schlatter in the first half,” said Herrig. “It is hard to play against a 6’8” player who can do a little bit of everything. We got beat in transition in the first half, and Schlatter caught fire in the third quarter to really help extend their lead. The Cadets provided us the first game with a lot of 2-3 zone, and I thought we did a better job as the game progressed in being patient against it and really attacking the zone correctly.” Staudt was in double digits in this one as well, firing in 16 points which included four buckets from downtown. Johnson scored eight points and Keller five points. Kapka and Nick Dow each added three, while Sann, Waters and Peterson all managed two apiece. Keller grabbed seven boards, with Staudt getting five and Kapka four. Johnson latched onto three caroms, Sann and Peterson two each and Simmons and Sam Powers one apiece. Peterson dished up four assists, with Sann and Johnson each credited with two. Staudt, Kapka, Simmons, Waters and Kolton Carpenter all had one each. Sann and Kapka each had two steals with Waters grabbing one. Waters also had a blocked shot. The team is not back in action until Tuesday, January 7 when they host Clear Lake.

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eight points, followed by Breanna Ellis and Megan Hoing with two points each. Sann almost had a doubledouble, as she cleaned the glass for eight rebounds. Brook Boyd had five, Hinkle four, Disney and Ellis two each and Mollie Osterman one carom. Sann dished out four assists, with Boyd and Hinkle each credited with three. Polzin had two and Disney one. Disney had four steals, with Sann and Polzin each credited with three. Boyd and Hinkle both had two apiece. Sann added a blocked shot to her final line. On Friday night in a home contest with Hampton-Dumont, it was the Bulldogs taking a big 75-40 win with them. They established themselves early, going up 17-8 after a quarter and 39-20 at the break. Disney and Hinkle shared teamscoring honors with nine points each. Sann and Polzin each added seven, with Hope knocking down a three-pointer. Osterman scored three, Kapka and Kolb two each and Ellis one. Disney was close to a double-double this time, as she also grabbed nine boards with seven on defense. Sann had five, Boyd and Hoing three each and Osterman two. Ellis, Keller, Hinkle, Polzin, Kapka and Kolb all had a rebound each. Sann and Polzin dished for two assists each, with Disney, Boyd, Hinkle and Kapka all getting one. Disney swiped four steals, with Hinkle nabbing two and Boyd, Sann and Polzin one apiece. Sann added a couple of blocked shots as well. The team returns to action on Tuesday, Jan. 7, by hosting Clear Lake.

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DOWS COMMUNITY CALENDAR Wednesday, Dec. 25 • Merry Christmas. Thursday, Dec. 26 • No school. Christmas break. Friday, Dec. 27 • No school. Christmas break. Monday, Dec. 30 • No school. Christmas break. Tuesday, Dec. 31 • No school. Christmas break. Wednesday, Jan. 1 • Happy New Year. • No school. Christmas break.

Thursday, Jan. 2 • No school. Christmas break. Friday, Jan. 3 • No school. Christmas break. Monday, Jan. 6 • Dows City Council to meet at City Hall, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7 • JV/Var basketball at Clarion, 3:45 p.m. • JV/Var wrestling at Lake Mills, 6 p.m.

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By Karen Weld ** Check for changes in normal hours, openings and closings in local businesses, as we celebrate. ** Clarion Public Library’s special holiday hours: Closed Tuesday & Wednesday, Dec. 24 & 25; Tuesday, Dec. 31 - New Year’s Eve - open 1 - 5 p.m. & closed New Year’s Day, Wednesday, Jan. 1. ** Congratulations to 24 nonprofit groups in Wright County for receiving more than $56,000 in grants from the Wright County Charitable Foundation for the fall/ winter grant cycle. ** The Clarion-Goldfield concert, which was held on Monday, Dec. 9, will be aired by three radio stations: KQWC (95.7 FM) will air the concert on Friday, Dec. 20 at 10 a.m. KLMJ (104.9 FM) will broadcast on Saturday, Dec. 21 at 6 p.m. while KQCR (98.9 FM) will air on Tuesday, Dec. 24 at 6 p.m. Please tune in and enjoy the beautiful Christmas concert performed by the high school concert band, jazz band, bass clef choir, treble clef choir, and mixed choir. ** Annual ‘Turkey SPOT SHOT” contest is set for Friday, Dec. 27, beginning at 1 p.m. Doors open at the C-G/D high school gym at 12:30 p.m. Divisions for boys/girls, ages 9 - 14; recognitions for up to the first three places in each category. Entry fee - $6. ** Mark your calendar: Clarion’s M & Ms is sponsoring a Roller Skating Party at Spinning Wheels Roller Rink in Clarion on Thursday, Jan. 2 from 1:30 - 3 p.m. Come enjoy the party for FREE that afternoon.

** Last call for the updated Wright County Business Directory; we are doing the final edits before it is put to print. FYI - the directory is reprinted every two years; we have more than 70 additions plus 70 deletions (the largest category for new/out of businesses are in-home businesses/sales representatives. But who knew that Cattlemen’s was going to get blown away.) and over 150 corrections (new business locations, phone number changes, and/or web site additions.). Look for new copies within the next month or so. ** AT THE MOVIES: Showing at the Clarion Theatre from Friday, Dec. 20 - Sunday, Dec. 22, “Hunger Games - Catching Fire”, rated PG13. Show times nightly at 7 p.m. plus a Sunday matinee at 2:30 p.m.. And then again on Wednesday, Dec. 25 at 7 p.m. Join your friends at the movies.. For current shows and more information on to view a preview of this movie or upcoming movies, check them out at: www. clariontheatre.com ; phone number 1-515-602-6606.(Note the theatre WILL BE OPEN on Christmas evening.) ** MONEY SAVING TIP: If you have purchased one of the ‘Value Cards” from a C-G band member for $15 (to help them with $ for their Disney World band trip); start using them.......as a gift you are giving yourself. We are playing the game.......and have used it 8 times saving more than $25 (or a net gain of $10). And we are only on month two of 12 months. Let

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Merry Christmas!

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By Marillyn Korth I just finished addressing my Christmas letter. I will mail it before Christmas. How’s that for being on time? Monday I went to Ames for an eye check. It has been a year since I had a shot in my eye and I didn’t need one this time. Hurrah! I still have to go back every three months unless something happens before then. A good report. Tuesday was an interesting day. I had a hair appointment. Got ready and couldn’t find my cell phone. Called Paulette and she called me back twice before I found it. It was in my housecoat. That makes me so mad. But, I got to Kim’s and that always makes me happy. I got a permanent. Now, at least my hair is beautiful. Last year I didn’t get to the elevator to get my calendar in time and they were out. This year I called and parked out front and Sue brought me a calendar and the things they gave at the annual meeting. I was so happy. It was so kind of her. Santa will find that there are a lot of good souls doing good things this year. The rest of this week I have been

trying to get organized for the big day. I have a Christmas room that no one is allowed in as I haven’t wrapped any gifts yet, so that is my next job. Will get groceries and mail my letters Friday and deliver my article. I should ask for a new computer, but if I had a new one, I probably couldn’t run it. So I just type on it till I figure it out. I am not going to write till the new year. Thought I would take a week’s vacation. I do want to wish you the blessing of the Christmas Season. Hope you have a wonderful day and a good beginning to your new year. You have all been so good to me this year and I am so thankful. So MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR. Till next year. MK

Spirit of Dows 2013

The Spirit of Dows is a program to help families who are struggling financially during the holiday season. Parents may apply for warm winter clothing and a toy for children who are 8th grade or younger. The program is funded entirely on community contributions. If you know someone who could use a little help, please share this information.

Donations for “Spirit of Dows” may be left at the Dows United Bank and Trust or the Dows Community School. Applications are now available by contacting Emily State at the Dows School 852-4162 after the Christmas break.

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The Wright County Monitor & The Wright Reminder

Will have an early deadline for the New Years Holiday. All advertising, news and legals are due Friday December 27 at noon for the January 2 issue. The office will be closed Wednesday, January 1. We will be closing at 2:00 p.m. on December 31. Thank You!

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James and Meriel Demuth celebrate 40th wedding anniversary James and Meriel Demuth of Clarion were married Dec. 28, 1973 in England. Happy 40th wedding anniversary. Love Nic, Natalie, Ethan, Reece, Bryce , and Brooke

Calendar of Events Friday, Dec. 27 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. Wright On Toastmasters Meeting in the Board Room at Iowa Specialty Hospital, Clarion. Tuesday, Dec. 31 Happy New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eve. Wednesday, Jan. 1 7 to 9 p.m. Clarion Cross-Culture Corporation, a not-for-proďŹ t corporation, will offer FREE English and/or computer classes to our surrounding area residents. Hosted at the United Presbyterian Church and taught by Tamara and Robert EnTin. For more complete information, contact the EnTins at 1-515-293-0928 or 1-515293-0927.

Thursday, Jan. 2 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Masterson Personnell Job Fair at the Depot, 302 S. Main 1:30 to 3 p.m. Winter Break Skating Party at Spinning Wheels sponsored by Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and Marthaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Free admission and skating. Friday, Jan. 3 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. Wright On Toastmasters Meeting in the Board Room at Iowa Specialty Hospital, Clarion. Monday, Jan. 6 Classes resume at Clarion-GoldďŹ eld and Dows schools * To have your event added to the calendar call 515-532-2871 or email cmonitor@ mchsi.com

Unemployment rate down to 4.4 percent The Iowa Workforce Development is reporting the lowest unemployment rate in the state since November 2008. Novemberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rate is down to 4.4 percent from Octoberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 4.6 percent. Last year at this time the rate was up slightly, at 4.9 percent. According to Theresa Walhert of the IWT, the Iowa job market appears to be on a path of steady

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and sustainable improvement as the combined job gains for both October and November totaled 5,000 new hires. Iowaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s numbers are still considerably lower than the national rate, which fell to seven-percent last month.

status is reached, the fun of funding may begin. If you prefer to give to an existing endowment fund, there are many to choose from, and WCCF can assist you with that as well; and your contribution doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even have to be monetary. Many folks these days have assets more tangible than liquid, although not everyone has a Picasso parked in the rafters for a rainy day, the gift of saleable assets to an endowment fund is as good as cash. The fund has the ability to assist you in selling the gift of, say, a ton of grain at market value â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and that would be the amount that you have given and the amount that you may deduct from your Federal taxes as well as apply toward the Endow Iowa tax credits. The potential for gifting large while saving even larger are there for your use: ďż˝ Self employment tax ďż˝ Federal income tax ďż˝ State income tax ďż˝ 25% Endow Iowa tax credit If, one is giving the gift of grain (or other tangible property) there is a procedure that WCCF can assist you with, remember â&#x20AC;&#x201C; in order to qualify for the 25% Endow Iowa tax credits, the process must be strictly adhered to. WCCF has, to date, given over 261 grants totaling almost $650,000 since their inception in December of 2004 in support of organizations as diverse as the Belmond Arts Council to assist with replacing their windows; the Clarion-GoldďŹ eld Schools â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Tap Program for their Literacy Night, to the newly formed Rowan Wright County Historical Society to assist with their heating and cooling requirements as they create a much needed museum to showcase the townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s past. Other local groups have beneďŹ tted from the expertise of WCCF, as they have expanded their endowment to 23 organizations, businesses and individuals within Wright County during the last year alone. Many beneďŹ ciaries of this form of charitable ďŹ nancial planning have utilized this newfound ability to expand not only their capacity for giving, but to be able to expand their programs as well. Building Families is one of those programs. In their mission to help

the families of Wright, Hamilton and Humboldt Counties build healthy families; they have seen the need for their services expand over the last several years. From parenting support, to facilitating a childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ability to participate in the Head Start program, to their teen pregnancy prevention program, their dedication to the children in the communities in which they serve is strong and dedicated. Now, they can do more. Building Families, a new endowment client of the WCCF, have worked together to set up endowments which would allow Building Families to continue as well as expand their programs and to be able to fund others in their quest to assure that all children have a good, healthy future and access to the tools for success. Said Executive Director Michelle Walters, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We only have 2,000 days, from birth to the ďŹ rst day of kindergarten, to make a difference; thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a lot of timeâ&#x20AC;? Although you may not know directly about the programs funded by Building Families, they touch your lives in one manner or another: the neighbors down the block used the available services and have built a strong, healthy family, and now reach out to others in need; the kid bagging your groceries while pulling a 4.0 grade average attended Head Start and is now dreaming of â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and

working hard towards - college; your own grandchildâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s safety was assured by a fully funded Child Care Advisor who made sure that the play area where she runs off all that excess energy was safe and harm free. Creating better, healthier families â&#x20AC;&#x201C; citizens â&#x20AC;&#x201C; can only strengthen a community, and that is Building Families goal. There are more than a few myths vs. facts concerning charitable giving, and some people do not consider creating an endowment simply because they fear the loss of control over which organizations they prefer to beneďŹ t from their largess. This is not necessarily true, any reputable charitable foundation, such as WCCF, will always take into consideration the wishes of the donor, as building trust is very important to their perpetual relationship with citizens in the community. Said former WCCF President, and current Endowment Building Specialist, Duane Asbe, â&#x20AC;&#x153;People are investing in great programs that serve the needs of the community, we do an assessment to ďŹ nd out what their giving needs are.â&#x20AC;? So no one need fear that they have, perhaps, bitten off more than they can charitably chew, as realistic and sustainable gifting is the goal of any good endowment steward. There is also the perception of the complexity of the process, and the

Annually the GoldďŹ eld clubs and businesses greet people who pass by the downtown city park, on Main Street. This year there are ďŹ fteen spot lighted Christmas cards which wish people a Merry Christmas or a Happy Holiday

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