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January 9, 2014 The Wright County Monitor • Page 15

Dows Area News News from the Historic District

DOWS COMMUNITY CALENDAR Thursday, Jan. 9 • JV/Var wrestling at Eagle Grove, 6 p.m. • 9th grade boys basketball at St. Edmond, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10 • JV basketball at Humboldt, 6:15 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11 • Varsity wrestling at Ames, 11 a.m. • Varsity basketball at Clarion, 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13 • Senior Dinner at the Senior Center at noon. Call for reservations. • JV/Var basketball at Bishop Garrigan, 3:45 p.m. • 9th grade basketball at Hampton, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14 • JV/Var basketball at Clarion, 3:45 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16

By Velma Butt Well the New Year has arrived; besides football bowl games we hear a lot about New Year’s Resolutions. I read an article in the Gazette where this person instead of making New Year’s resolutions that we all break has decided to make a bucket list of things to do in 2014. At the top of the list was: Write and send a handwritten note or letter. Sometime in late 2013 in the daily devotions that I receive via e-mail, the Pastor shared about a women who faithfully wrote so many letters, but I do not recall the number of letters or how frequently, but it did remind me that it was something that I should also be doing. I have not been as faithful as the lady that was mentioned in the devotions, but recently I got to see in person one of the recipients and she mentioned how much she appreciated the letter. With all the busy-ness of the holiday mailings I have been lax, but perhaps in the New Year my number one item on my bucket list will be to send one a week hopefully.

• Library Story Hour for kids ages 3-5 from 10-11 am. Questions contact the library at 852-4326. • JV/Var wrestling at Hampton, 6:30 p.m. • 9th grade basketball at Clarion, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17 • JV/Var basketball at Eagle Grove, 3:45 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18 • 9th grade girls basketball at Garner, 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 20 • JV/Var wrestling at Belmond, 6:30 p.m. • 9th grade basketball at Clarion, 6:30 p.m. • Dows School Board to meet at Superintendents office, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21 • JV/Var basketball at Algona, 4:30 p.m.

Have you adapted to writing 2014? I have already had to scratch out the three and make a four. These bitter cold days are good days to spend some time browsing through the Iowa Travel Guide and dream about warm sunny days to do some visiting of Iowa. Till next time “KEEP ROLLING’

Senior Dinner January 13

Join the Dows Senior Citizens when they meet at noon at the Dows Senior Center on Monday, Jan. 13. Their menu will be: Ham, scalloped potatoes, baked beans, assorted salads, and dessert. If you don't get a call and want to come, call Pat at 852-3557, Deloris at 4229, or Jan at 4491.

From the Korner

By Marillyn Korth Another beautiful day in the neighborhood. Only 2 degrees headed for a new low temperature of who knows what. Where is the global warming? I must be getting old as I can’t stand this cold weather. When I was young, I used to stay outside the majority of the day and loved it. Not so much anymore. Hope you all are warm and cozy and don’t have to go out so much in this weather. The beginning of the year comes with sadness for some of our friends. Ron Fuller’s services were last week. Irving Wiarda’s services will be this week. I got word that Roberta Story’s husband had passed away. I just want to send my sympathies to the wives and families left behind. Not much fun, but there is always something good in these sad times. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. Mine was just great. I went to church on Christmas Eve and was so excited, I forgot to change my shoes and went in my red clogs. At least the color was appropriate. Then some disgruntled woman tried to disrupt the service, but Pastor Judy handled her very well and I believe she made a con-

and said hello to 2014 and went to bed. Saturday, Norma picked me up and we went to Carolyn Osterman’s for a shower for her niece. All the Blackford girls were there and it was so good to see them. We missed Janice and Jerry’s celebration, but I am sending a card. What a wonderful accomplishment to get to 50 years. They still seem like kids to me. They were in school when I was teaching.

vert. After church we had lunch at my house. Neighbors and most of the grandkids. The neighbors all brought something to share and I provided the drink. It is always a good time with friends and family. Jade and family stayed the night. It has been a long time since I had little ones on Christmas Eve and it was fun. Justin slept with me and he is an energetic sleeper. I woke up at 4 a.m. and he was laughing in his sleep. Then he turned over and wapped me right in the face. I got up and put on my housecoat and finished the night in my chair. We all went to Jon’s for Christmas Day and it was full of fun, good food and fellowship. When I came home in the afternoon, I was so tired, I couldn’t even take off my coat, so sat for a while and watched TV with my coat on. I finally made it to bed and slept good. Didn’t do much the next couple of days until the weekend when Till and Tosha came. They arrived Friday night and went home Saturday evening. We had a quiet Christmas of eating and visiting and it was fun. I haven’t been out much since. I spent New Year’s in front of the TV

I didn’t go to church today. What a heathen! It was cold and I just didn’t want to get out. Not a very good excuse, but it is the only one I have. Hope the New Year is a year full of new experiences and joy for all of you. We never know what is ahead so we just do one day at a time and that works well. Till next time. MK

4-H Working Exhibit workshop offered Saturday, January 18 Working exhibits are a fun and easy way for 4-H’ers to communicate to the public something they are learned. Would you like to learn how to turn your favorite 4-H project into a working exhibit? Join us Saturday, Jan. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Franklin County Extension Office to see how to create a working exhibit that will educate the audience about any 4-H project. Members will select a project area, be given resources to create and present a working exhibit, and learn how judges evaluate the exhib-

its. Parents and Club Leaders welcome. Noon meal provided. Please pre-register by calling 641-456-4811 or jackied@iastate.edu by Friday, January 17. (Snow date: February 1)

Cold and Snow

Although we haven’t had any snow in a couple of days, the wind on Sunday night blew the light snow around and gave this bush a ‘frosted’ appearance. Temperatures got down to -18 in Dows, with wind chills of -42 degrees, making Monday a good day to stay indoors.

New Member Night hosted by 4-H Youth Council New 4-H members in Franklin County are invited to learn more about projects, presentations, exhibits, record keeping, ID forms, entry forms, deadlines, and other 4-H lingo from the 4-H Youth Council. These teenagers will share their experience in fun hands-on activities. This workshop is open to any 4-H member that would like to learn more about the opportunities 4-H has to offer. 4-H members are encouraged to bring friends that haven’t joined

yet, so their questions can be answered too! Parents and guardians are asked to attend. Pizza and drink will be provided. New Member Night will be held Monday, January 13, 6-8 p.m. at the Hampton State Bank basement, Hampton, Iowa. For more information call Jackie Dohlman, County Youth Coordinator, Franklin County Extension, 641-456-4811, or e-mail jackied@ iastate.edu

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