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The Sun Covering New Sharon, Fremont and all of Mahaska County

Volume 11, Number 12 • Thursday, March 20, 2014 • • 641-637-4031

Alexander Earns INA All-State By Kathy Street, Contributing Writer The INA (Iowa Newspaper Association) named Tasha Alexander to their 2014 Class 1A Girls All-State Basketball Team. Tasha, a 5’8” senior from EddyvilleBlakesburg-Fremont has a back court position. According to EBF Coach Tony Fenton, Tasha has set two school records for Points – Season (for 2013-14) she scored 508 (22.1), and Career totals 1267. She was 5th in scoring class 2A. School records for Tasha also include Steals, with 148 steals this Season leading class 2A, and 405 for her Career. “Tasha is an outstanding leader both on and off the floor. She was the only returning starter, and through her leadership, we were able to defend our conference title going 9-1 and finished with a 17-6 record,” said Coach Fenton. Other accolades, Fenton reports are: All-Conference First Team 2 years (2013 and 2014), and Second Team 1 year (2012); IGCA All District 2 years (2013 and 2014); IBCA All District 2 years

Seeing TJ thru 20/20 (2013 and 2014); IGCA Third Team All State (2014); INA Third Team All State (2014). Tasha was captured in this photo with her 1000th point ball, just one other milestone she reached earlier this year. Tasha is the daughter of Charlie and Deb Alexander. After graduation this May, Tasha will be pursuing college – her major is undecided at this time.

23 Schools Sing Together Submitted by Christopher Ellerston, Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont Director The Central College Singfest Honor Choir combined the efforts of students from 23 schools on February 13, 2014. Justine Runnells, Sofie Tobler, Kirsti Halvorsen, Devon Severson, Irene Roberts, Roseanna Miller, Aaron Huff, Mika Farnum, and Jillian Miller spent the day in Pella with 185 students from other schools, preparing selections in Latin, Hebrew, and English. The

Central College A Cappella Choir joined the students on their final selection “Music Down In My Soul”, bringing the crowd to its feet. The next upcoming event for the EBF choir students is the vocal pops concert on March 18 at 7:00 P.M. in the Jr./Sr. High Gym. The theme for the concert is entitled “The Power of One” and contains songs related to bullying. The final selection, from which the theme derives, will feature both choirs, now boasting 53 members and some outstanding soloists.

Photo submitted by Melanie Collett.

Celebrating Dr. Seuss By Kathy Street, Contributing Writer Mrs. Collett’s preschool class in Eddyville recently had fun celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday. They dressed up as the Cat in the Hat and also made Fox in Socks masks. Sunday, March 2 marked the 110th Anniversary of the birth of Theodor Seuss Geisel (better

known as Dr. Seuss). This beloved children’s author and illustrator wraps up a child’s attention with such characters as “Sam I Am” in Green Eggs and Ham, but he also has a way with making adults ponder in such works as Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Preschoolers have many years of inspiration ahead, as Dr. Seuss instills a love of reading.

Community Celebration - Fish Fry & Potato Bar Submitted TJ Goemaat, a lively ten year old son of Jon and Tami Goemaat, “brought spirit and fun to everyone he met.” This fourth grader at North Mahaska Elementary struggled in a fight with cancer until April 29, 2012. Although he lived a very short life, TJ’s ripples are still alive with his friends in the class of 2020 – where he made an impact in many ways. TJ enjoyed life to the fullest with family and faith being his main focuses. TJ was a loyal friend. He loved gardening outdoors, technology, and was passionate about music. With wonderful qualities such as not being afraid of being himself, and standing for what he believed in, TJ also delivered a servant’s heart to everyone he met. TJ’s friends and classmates, the graduating Class of 2020, will soon be leaving their elementary years behind and beginning a new journey into Jr. and Sr. High School. Although it was hard to say goodbye to their friend so early in their school aged years, the Class of 2020, wishes to honor the memory of their classmate by taking the heart and soul of TJ Goemaat along with them as they embark on this new chapter in life. The class can ‘see clearly’ that each person can make a great impact in life, if he chooses, no matter our age. A new movement has been organized called “Seeing TJ thru 20/20”. This movement will allow TJ’s friends and classmates to have an opportunity to share in class projects, recalling special memories of TJ, and opportunities to build a strong unity for moving on to North Mahaska Jr. and Sr. High School. The first of many steps in honoring their friend is a community Fish Fry and Potato Bar at the McVay Building from 5:30pm to 8:00pm on Friday, March 28, 2014. The North Mahaska Class of 2020 is pleased to invite the community to the Fish Fry & Potato Bar. The New Sharon area and beyond is invited as the group celebrates ‘Seeing TJ thru 20/20’ with them – come learn more about what the Class of 2020 has planned, and share in recalling that special gift of who TJ was to all of them. Donations will be accepted to help support the funding of these special memorials and activities.

March 28, 2014 5:30pm – 8:00pm McVay Building, Editor’s Note: As we celebrate the first day of spring 2014, may the warm breezes blow away all of those nasty flu germs and yours truly (Robin Handy) can get healthy again. This week’s Sun is very tight and I apologize if something wasn’t included, but I’ve been down with the flu and out of commission.

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NOTE: This celebration is being organized by the “Seeing TJ thru 20/20” movement and is not affiliated with the North Mahaska School District.

MathCounts 2014-2: Wyatt Klyn, Derek Walker, Tylor Durbin, Tyler Landgrebe, Julia Fairchild, Harrison Mock, Maggie Voyles, Emma Bunnell, Taylor Kanselaar and Alexis Fincher [photo submitted].

MathCounts Team Calculates for First at Regionals By Donna Bohlmann, TAG The Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont MathCounts team competed at Indian Hills Community College on a snowy February 14th and dominated the event. Four students placed in the top ten overall, and the team took the top spot, for the first time in over fifteen years! MathCounts is a competition for 7th and 8th grade math students, and involves high-level math concepts presented in a variety of test formats. The Eddyville-

Blakesburg-Fremont Junior Senior High School brought ten students to the competition - six individuals and one four-person team. The MathCounts 2014 Individuals were: Emma Bunnell (who placed 8th overall), Alexis Fincher, Taylor Kanselaar, Wyatt Klyn, Tyler Landgrebe and Maggie Voyles. The team (Derek Walker, Julia Fairchild, Tylor Durbin, and Harrison Mock) will advance to the state competition on Friday, March 21.

Pictured is the Warhawk Mock Trial Team with several students holding the oversized prints of exhibits that were used for competition and were donated by Musco of Oskaloosa. Front Row: Paige Miller, Melissa Knoot, Gabe Hammen and Caleb Gipple. Middle Row: John Ruby and Tyler Foster. Back Row: Chase Koehler, Jacob Dahm, Jakob Bortell and Mason Foster [photo submitted].

Warhawk Trial Team ‘Argues Way’ to State Submitted The Warhawk Mock Trial team competed at Regionals on Thursday, March 13 at Iowa Valley Community College. The North Mahaska team along with Ames, Boone, Coon Rapids-Bayard, Marshalltown, Pella Christian and Robbins, also competed at the regional. In the opening round, the (Warhawk) defense team faced the prosecution team from Robbins. (Robbins is a mock trial club out of the Cedar Rapids area.) It was a very close case, but the prosecution prevailed by getting one count of second-degree harassment. The second round found the Warhawk prosecution pitted against the defense team from Pella Christian. The judge ruled in favor of the prosecution, so NM’s record for the day

NM District Audit Report Van Maanen, Sietstra & Meyer, P.C., Certified Public Accountants released an audit report on the North Mahaska School District. The District’s revenues totaled $6,809,926 for the year ended June 30, 2013, a 1.9% decrease from the prior year. Revenues included $2,980,589 in local tax; charges for service of $825,460; operating grants, contributions and restricted

was 1-1. At the awards ceremony, it was announced that both teams from Robbins had earned 2-0 records, so they would be going to state. The third slot for state would go to the school with a 1-1 record with the highest point totals on the scoring sheets, which was North Mahaska. The state competition will be held in Des Moines at the Veteran’s Memorial Convention Center on Wednesday and Thursday, March 26 and 27. More information will be available on the NM website at www.n-mahaska.k12. The Warhawk Trial Team is supervised and coached by Donna Boots and attorneys-coaches are Dustin Hite and Mike Fisher who help prepare the team for competition.

interest of $986,629; unrestricted interest of $409; and other general revenues of $2,016,839. Expenses for District operations totaled $6,661,775, a 0.9% decrease from the prior year. Expenses included $4,175,969 for instruction, $1,772,343 for support services and $713,463 for other expenditures. This report contained recommendations to District officials. The report noted with the limited number of administrative employees,

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segregation of duties necessary for adequate internal control becomes difficult to achieve. The report also noted expenditures exceeded the certified budget in the instruction function and variances were noted in certified enrollment. The District has responded corrective action is being taken. A copy is available for review in the District Secretary’s Office, on the Auditor of State’s web site at http://

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This spot is reserved for your club, organization, governmental, board, reunion — meeting time. Let The Sun share the vital details of how the entire community can get involved or attend a meeting for your club, organization, governmental, board or reunion. Submit the vitals: who, what, when, where, and why to Stacia at The Sun — nssun@iowatelecom. net or fax at 641-637-4032 weekly before 5 p.m. on Friday. City Council Meetings ★ Regular City of New Sharon council meetings are the first and third Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall. County Supervisors Mtg. ★ Mahaska Co. Board of Supervisors meetings are monthly, the first and third Monday in the conference

NM Calendar Thursday, March 20 4:30pm B/G Track at Grinnell 6:30pm 5th-8th Band/Vocal Concert Tuesday, March 25 10:00am Girls Track at Cedar Falls Wednesday, March 26 2:00pm Dismissal 2:00pm ACT Prep Thursday, March 27 6:30pm NHS Induction Friday, March 28 6:30pm FFA Banquet

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room, Mahaska Co. Courthouse at 9 a.m. MC Relay for Life ★ The Mahaska County Relay for Life is Saturday, March 29, 2:00 PM – 2:00 AM inside the PAC on the William Penn Campus. Bras for a Cause ★ The 4th Annual Bras for a Cause is Saturday, March 29 in the Carl Craft Civic Center, Hedrick beginning with a Pork Loin Supper at 4:30 p.m. A Silent Auction is open from 4:30-8 p.m. and the live Bra Auction kicks off at 6 p.m. For more information, contact Laurie at 641.777.4252. Ride like a pro ★ Ride Like A Pro, a motorcycle riding class, is Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27 at Pekin School. Deposit is due by Saturday, March 22. Spring Fireman’s Breakfast ★ Barnes City Fireman’s Breakfast is Sunday, March 16 from 7-10:30 a.m. at the Fire Station. New Sharon Fire & Rescue Association ★ The NS Fire & Rescue Assoc. meets the second Monday of every month at the station. New Sharon Fire & EMS Rescue ★ The NS Fire & EMS meets the third Wednesday of every month with training the fourth Wednesday.

EBF Lunch & Breakfast Monday, March 24 Breakfast -- Breakfast Wrap, Fruit, Juice, Milk Lunch -- Cheeseburger, Sw. Potato Fries, Peas, Applesauce Tuesday, March 25 Breakfast -- Cereal, Toast, Fruit, Juice, Milk Lunch -- Beef&Nood., Potatoes, Spinach, Mand.Oranges, Butter Sand. Wednesday, March 26 Breakfast -- Pancake on Stick, Fruit, Juice, Milk Lunch -- Hot Dog, Baked Beans, Chips, Banana Thursday, March 27 Breakfast -- Rice, Toast, Fruit, Juice, Milk Lunch -- Crispito w/Ch, California Blend, Lettuce, Grapes Friday, March 28 Breakfast -- Egg, Toast, Fruit, Juice, Milk Lunch -- Spaghetti, Corn, Mixed Fruit, Bread stick

EBF Calendar Thursday, March 20 7:00pm Jazz Band Concert Friday, March 21 8:00am JH State Math Competition 10:00am Conf. Art Day @ IHCC 6:00pm National Honor Society @ HS Saturday, March 22 8:00 – 12:00 Pop Can DriveMusic 6:00pm Supper-BSB Fund Raiser 7:00pm Bingo-BSB Fund Raiser Monday, March 24 Iowa Assessments (all week) TR-JH B/G Practice Starts 6:00pm FFA Banquet Thursday, March 27 Iowa Assessments 4:30pm BTR-HS @ Washington Friday, March 28 Iowa Assessments 6:00pm Fun Night @ Blakesburg Elem

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Morris Named to UNI Dean’s List The University of Northern Iowa recently had the pleasure to inform Trent Jon Morris that he has been placed on the Dean’s List for the fall semester 2013. “Congratulations to all our excellent students who qualified for the Dean’s List. Students honored with this achievement have earned a 3.5 GPA or above while completing a minimum of 12 graded credit hours.” Trent is the son of Phil and Gail (Veldhuizen) Morris of New Sharon.

Univ. of Northwestern St. Paul Dean’s List The following students were named to the fall 2013 semester dean’s list at University of Northwestern – St. Paul. The dean’s list includes full-time students with a grade point average (GPA) during the semester of 3.65 or higher. Aubree Else, daughter of James and Linda Else of Oskaloosa, awarded with High Honors. Else is pursuing a degree in English at Northwestern. Kristen Strong, daughter of Jeff and Susan Strong of Oskaloosa, awarded with Highest Honors. Strong is pursuing a degree in Youth and Family Studies at Northwestern. Highest honors are awarded to students with a GPA of 3.90-4.0, high honors are awarded to students with a GPA of 3.75-3.89 and honors are awarded to students with a GPA of 3.65-3.74.

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Cherry Tomatoes/Cucumber Salad, Mexican Chili Beans, Seasoned Carrots, Peaches, Raisins, Milk Friday, March 21

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Tomatoes, 1/2 Apple, Pears, Milk

Students Tour with Dordt College Concert Choir Local students embark on a spring music tour with the Dordt College Concert Choir during the school’s spring break including the following: Marshall Fynaardt of New Sharon is a sophomore majoring in history. Fynaardt sings tenor. David Visser of Oskaloosa is a senior majoring in business administration. He also has a minor in music. Visser sings bass. This free concert is part of a spring tour with performances scheduled in Illinois, Michigan, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Ontario. Directed by Dr. Benjamin Kornelis, the 52-person Concert Choir is performing a variety of

Attention, Parents!!! It is time for North Mahaska Elementary Kindergarten Round Up! • Parent Meeting: Thursday, April 3 at 6:00 p.m. in North Mahaska High School Auditorium

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Please call North Mahaska Elementary to register your child for a kindergarten round up session at 641-637-4041 To enroll in kindergarten or transitional kindergarten for the fall, children must be at least 5 years of age by September 15, 2014.

piece including works by Johannes Brahms, Aaron Copland, and even Dolly Parton. Dordt College has approximately 300 U.S. and international students who participate in the music program, with opportunities to perform in four choral groups, two orchestras, and three bands. Music scholarships are available to qualified students.

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MY, HOW THE LANGUAGE HAS CHANGED…computer language has changed the way we talk. 1. Grass was something to be mowed. 2. Coke was a drink. 3. Pot was something that your mother cooked in. 4. Rock Music was your grandmother’s lullaby. 5. Aids were helpers in the principal’s office. 6. Chip was a piece of wood. 7. Hardware was only found in a hardware store. 8. Software wasn’t even a word. Are we thankful for this warmer weather…or what? Puts one in a nicer mood, for sure. The geese have been flying over our house and going to the neighbor’s pond. That is a sure sign that Spring is really coming. Saturday I went to Pella to join a group of friends for breakfast pizza: Bill Van Zante, Marvin and Charlotte Rollings, Char De Kock, Shorty and Marlena Wichhart and Sally Bruinekool. Then went to the Memorial Bldg. to a garage sale. So glad that garage sales are starting up again. But, I don’t know if one gets enough bargains to pay for the gas that it takes to drive around. Should ride a bicycle, but then I would have to pull a trailer to haul my ‘junk’. Sunday I entertained some old neighbors and friends for dinner. Those attending were: Minnie Van Wyngarden, Henrietta Veldhuizen, Ruth Vander Hart, Tress Deur, and Leona Van Wyk. Of course, we had a great time of visiting. Late Sunday afternoon, Kenny Hoksbergen called and they wanted to come to visit. I said, “Come on down for supper, as I have food left from dinner”. Shirley says they don’t mind leftovers, so they joined

me. They had been gone on a trip to Texas to do mission work. Work which included painting and fixing a house for a woman with 7 children. They join people from the Lynnville Friends Church once a year to do this good work. On Monday, I called Norma Conover and said, “We got to go somewhere, the weather is too nice to stay home.” She said that it sounded good to her, but she had been outside cleaning up the yard and had to clean herself up before she came. I told her…no problem. We would do something whenever she got here. When she arrived, she laughed as I told her we were going to take a LONG trip to Pella. We opted to eat at Applebee’s and enjoyed a leisurely meal there. We shopped a few places, but ended up at Franklin Street Clothing. Neighbor Suzy Veenstra, Jocelyn and Trevor stopped by Tuesday. I had heard some chain sawing over near their place and she said they had a tree in their yard cut down. That tree cutting is getting quite expensive. Need to get some of that done around my place. I love trees and they keep the temperature down in the summer time, but there comes a time for trimming up the branches. The Pike Construction company (working for Pella Co-op Electric) has been putting up new electrical poles in our neighborhood. Always glad to see improvement being made which makes the electrical service stronger. CHURCH SIGNS 1. Honk if you love Jesus, text while driving if you want to meet Him. 2. Use the Bible, it is user friendly. Plus we also offer tech support here on Sundays. 3. Church parking. Trespassers will be baptized.


by Ada Kay Last Saturday, March 1, Dot and Denny Zylstra attended the State Wrestling Tournament at Wells Fargo in Des Moines for grandson, Sage Zylstra. Lowell and Linda Goemaat attended the funeral service for Houston Comstock on Saturday, March 8, at the Taintor Community Church. Pastor Dave Pinkerton conducted the service. Dale and Bev Flander helped Tyler Kiefer to celebrate his birthday at his home on Saturday evening. March birthday greetings to Jax VanderBeek and Delwin Van Wyk on the 16th and to Dale Schnell and Verlan Van Maanen on the 17th. On Saturday, John and Lois Klyn attended the hostess supper at the Peoria Christian Grade School. $250,000 was raised or the Peoria school. The Gospel Male Singers, Oskaloosa provided the program. On Sunday, March 2, guests of Lyn Kinney for dinner were Todd and Reggie Kaldenberg, Casey and Zack, Eric and Julie Jones and Luke and Lyn’s niece Kim and Eric Strange, great niece Jamie Howe, and great, great nephew Mikah, all from New York. On Saturday, March 8, they all stopped in again by Lyn’s as they were on their way home to New York. The guests from New York stayed over night with Lyn on Sunday. On Wednesday, Wanda Dunsbergen attended the Shrooe Pancake Night at the First Reformed Church. On Thursday morning she attended the Seattle Joy Coffee Club luncheon held at noon at church. A group of retired staff members from L-S school enjoyed lunch together on Thursday, March 1, at the Riverside Junction in Lynnville. Attending were Carol Haseth, Eileen Denhartog, Joan Fopma, Darlene Gates, Rosemary Allbee, Marcille Ratcliff, Nancy Fitzpatrick, Ethel

Just Sayin’ Today we will be pondering the topic of “Cause and Effect.” That basically means you suffer a bad effect ‘cause of stupid people. Actually the stupid people are really smart people who have outwit the people with morals and common sense. If you grasp this concept, it will change how you see things in life. For example, you buy a huge bag of dog food or a new comforter at Wal-Mart that won’t fit in a flimsy plastic sack. So you are dashing out to your vehicle because you have to pick the kids up in 10 minutes and there were only 2 checkout lanes open at 5 PM on a busy Friday night that happened to be payday for many and you had to wait behind 4 other patrons with their carts stacked full of pop, candy, crab legs, and potato chips that they paid for with their EBT cards and then had to scrounge through a pocket full of change to pay for that case of beer and the latest X-Box game that involves killing people. And suddenly you are stopped by the employee that stalks the main doors demanding to see your receipt that you hastily stuck in your purse along with your child’s signed permission slip you forgot to send to school, the recipe from a friend you are making for supper that night, the stack of bills that you retrieved from your

mailbox that morning, and the notes you took in the mandatory meeting you were forced to go to at the end of your work day. Yes, you are furious that someone questioned your ethics by implying you might not have paid for your merchandise. This is the ‘effect’. The cause? The countless criminals who have stolen from that establishment on a consistent basis, including employees. So instead of getting mad at the entrance/exit person doing their job, just keep the proof of payment in your hand until you have safely arrived at your vehicle. Then feel free to silently express your anger at the free loading, low life scum bags who have made this policy an annoyance for all. Here is something trivial that irks me as I get older. My body aches seem to be a little less tolerable so I occasionally resort to reaching for the Aleve. I know this is a strong pain relief medicine so I want to make sure I take the precise dosage. I perch my reading glasses on the bridge of my nose so I can see the fine print on the label. And then I have to peruse through four paragraphs of side effects before I finally find out how many pills I can take. Now while I sympathize with people who have adverse reactions to medicine, I also know the reason the warnings are printed as a priority

Bunker Hill & Beyond Sunday morning and we wake up to an inch of snow or better. And it was supposed to get to 38 today. Maybe 9 tonight. We are to warm up though all this week. I think the robins should be heading back to where they came from. Church was full this morning and that is a good sign. The new addition is coming along great and we should be in there by fall or sooner. Grandson David was down to do a little on Gpa’s truck. He spent the weekend with his Mom, Karol Watson in Searsboro. Saturday, Karol and RL (stands for Raymond Lewis) makes it easier for me to type, they went to Des Moines to visit. RL also attended the 80th. Birthday Bash for Doc Van Kampen at Hope Church Saturday morning. Snowbirds are flying in and we had a couple on Tuesday to visit and pick up mail. Barb and Dale Heishman also spent time with son Brian and Mindy at Morrison, Okla. We took the girls and their Mom to New Sharon, Sunday afternoon to see the movie, “Sherman and Mr. Peabody”. Lots of action. Boy computers can make the action more real all the time. RL took a nap! Lucille Watson and Luanne Dean arrived in Des Moines on Sunday afternoon from Las Vegas. Stopped in to see Fred at Mercy. Club is at 9:30 in New Sharon with Peggy Smith as hostess. Forest Home that is. Dahl and Patty Wickham have returned from a ten day trip to Florida with a tour bus trip from Barnes City. I hear they had a good time. I knew they would as they like to have fun and are great mixers. For anyone who was at Hope when they showed the pictures of the family in black and white, that was 52 years ago and was Raymond’s family and we and our two children at that time. The basketball one was of the Searsboro basketball team of around 57 or so. We were shocked to see them. I think my sister had something to do with that. Camden is home from spring break and he and his dad, Brian are taking out fence since our cattle are gone. Camden has a lot of ideas on farming and he is taking agronomy at Iowa State. This is all I can think of on this Sunday afternoon so keep looking up and keep safe in the fields. Sylvester, Shirley VanderKamp, Bennie Smallridge, Sandy Van De Krol, and Marcene Renaud. Deann Van Dalen and Phyllis Meck both from the Kansas City area and Billie Monsma of Pella visited with Wanda Dunsberger on Friday. Men’s Prayer Breakfast will meet on Saturday, March 29, 2014, at the Taintor Community Church at 7:00 a.m. All area men and boys are invited to attend. Youth group meets at 6:00 p.m. at the Taintor Community Church.

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Most people start off buying a home with a mortgage. We did, too. We had rented for seven years and it was time to get our own place. So we started looking around. And looking. And looking. We must have checked out ten houses in and around where we wanted to live—in the same general area, same school district, even some in town, although that’s not where I wanted us to be. I had definite ideas of where to raise our kids— in the country, of course! I wanted them to have the same quiet, simple upbringing we had both had—with the joy of farm life. Finally, everything had come to a dead end. Either the house was unsuitable or too expensive or something. Finally our real estate agent who was also our insurance agent dropped a word in my husband’s ear—“Say, a house just came on the market yesterday and I think it would be ideal for you folks.” My husband hurried home to tell me. By this time, I was really discouraged and took what he said with a grain of salt. “Sure,” I said disgruntedly, “I’ll bet.” We drove into town—the small town we already lived nearby—and pulled into the driveway. There it sat—a small little Victorian, the front porch with fancy wood trim, long windows and small upstairs windows peeking out from under the overhang. It also had lots of other neat characteristics that I was to find out about later. We went to the door where we were warmly welcomed in by the lady of the house into her immaculate home. These owners had spent the past eight years updating the little dwelling by putting in custom built birch kitchen cupboards, a new bathroom, and totally finishing the upstairs. That was the amazing part—the story and a half house had what once had been an attic remade into two nice bedrooms. The owner told us that when they had moved there the first room upstairs had been divided off into three tiny rooms. But what really caught my eye was when I stood looking out the kitchen window over the sink—there it was—a huge sycamore in the back yard, just calling for some kids to come and climb up its’ branches. We saw the back yard stretching away clear to the back alley way. That all clinched it. This was the house for us. We got everything settled and were given the abstract which showed the land had been in ownership from one person to another since the mid1800’s, and that our portion was once a part of Outlot 1. We also found that with a house this old—1892—a barn had once stood where our garden spot now was. So every time my husband tilled, bits and pieces of pottery,

by Ralphi Munson

before the recommended consumption is because a few people turned their unfortunate circumstance into a fortune by suing the manufacturer for the rare reaction they endured. So now we all suffer an inconvenience when trying to figure out how to help ourselves. While we are on the subject of reading instructions, when was the last time you bought some sort of electric appliance or gizmo, brought it home, got it out of the box, and began the process of programming it for use until you realize you have to flip through 12 pages of directions...and only 4 of those pages are written in English. That is the effect of losing sight of the principals our country was founded upon ‘cause our government and manufacturers have forgotten we speak English in America. But this example is not all of their fault. It also lies within us because we are always looking to buy the cheapest stuff we can, and that seems to be made over seas in many cases. But that’s a whole different subject for another day. Now let’s think about an establishment that you visit and you are less than happy that the employee didn’t attend to your immediate needs in a timely manner. This could include a convenience chain, a grocery store, a retail shop, or a restaurant. After all, you are the

customer...and the customer comes first, right? That motto has been pounded in our heads from so long ago. Way back before the minimum wage hikes (and this could get worse), insurance escalations, government regulations, and other hidden expenses to the owner of the business that the demanding patron doesn’t stop to think about. The cost of operation has increased but the customer’s expectations have not decreased to allow for all of the duties one person has to perform. So while you are waiting for your food and you think you will starve to death, remember that your server is also busing tables, making salads, refilling supplies, correcting tabs of the additional items people seem to forget they want the first time they are waited on, answering phone calls, and still tending to the needs of other impatient people sitting in your area. Cashiers are also in charge of stocking shelves and coolers so you can continue to have products to buy. They can no longer just stand there waiting for your arrival. The effect of this situation is bound to get much worse ‘cause the government is contemplating an unreasonable increase in the minimum wage. You/your child wake up with a slight fever, massive headache, and a rumbling tummy. After four trips to the restroom you decide staying

home that day is the best option to feel better sooner and not expose others to this illness. But then you have to find a doctor who has an immediate opening, get out of the house anyway, sit in a waiting room around other sick clients, and pay for the visit just to get a note verifying that you/your child doesn’t feel good. This is the inconvenient effect we have to go through ‘cause healthy co-workers/students didn’t feel like owning up to their responsibility of going to their job/school so a policy was created to deter such actions in the future. Do you get the idea yet? So the next time you are infuriated with a requirement or lack of attention to a matter, try to think it through to figure out why you have to tolerate an irritating effect. You can be sure it’s ‘cause of dishonest or lazy people in the past. Try to have patience with the person enforcing restrictions or the hustling laborer who is attending to your needs. I have made this into a game and it has made me see businesses from behind the scenes. I have developed pity for the employee and disgust for the small percentage of the population that have instigated the rules and regulations that have been put in place to prevent problems that most upstanding citizens would never dream of pulling off.

china, iron pieces and bricks were brought to the surface. We have had quite the little archeological digs out in our own garden. The day we signed the contract to buy the house, our agent was so happy for us, he took us out to lunch in the county seat where we did the deal at the courthouse. I must have been living in la-la land at the time, as I hadn’t sat down and figured how the interest cost of this very inexpensive home carried over for 33 years. It hadn’t occurred to me (I was a busy mom after all, but still…) just how much that interest would accumulate over all those years. Today I would have had my calculator out in a heartbeat. I didn’t even have a calculator then. I read the contract. I saw the interest rate and the amount we would be paying for over the next three decades. My heart dropped. It was astounding. Surely, there was a mistake. But no. We were locked in. I couldn’t even enjoy our free lunch. Every month we wrote out our modest check and mailed it in. “Modest” is the saving word here as our monthly payment was very small. And as the years went by, we were always able to meet that commitment. Even during economic downturns as they like to say now. My husband’s job was shut down for a three or four month period one year during the summer. He came home to tell me and we sat side by side on the piano bench as he spelled everything out. “I felt sorry for some of those guys,” he said quietly, “—they had to go home and tell their wives and they had newer homes and more expensive cars to pay for—how were they ever going to meet their payments?” And that low-cost mortgage helped—a lot. We could always make that payment no matter what. Throughout that summer, my husband picked up odd jobs here and there—helping a farmer with field work or haying, roofing a house with his brother, etc. Something always turned up and we were always able to meet our obligations. The years rolled by and all of our children were gone to their own homes and lives. It was nearing retirement, but my husband wanted to keep working for awhile longer, so we signed up for our Social Security that we had paid into for so long, and he kept his job for a for more years. With the extra income, we quickly doubled up on our house payment, paying it off in one last lump sum. That was a good day. Our home was bought and paid for at last. The little house where our children had grown up and where we had invested most of the years of our lives was now ours. Or in God’s timing, we were His stewards of his gift to us. And we were grateful.

Barnes City News by Mollie Loving Pat Robertson celebrated her birthday on March 17. Bruce, Brian, Andrea and I spent last weekend in Minnesota. We headed north early Friday morning bound for Owatonna, where we stopped at Cabela’s. Then it was on to Bloomington. We spent Friday afternoon and Saturday at the Mall of America. We enjoyed eating supper at the Rainforest Café on Friday and lunch at the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company on Saturday. They are two of my favorite places to eat. The Barnes City scrapbookers and card makers got together last Saturday at Jen Henry’s house. Joining Jen were Phyllis Rauch, Linda Hamilton and Sonya Schultz. Doris Freeborn made her cards there on Friday. The Barnes City Fire Department held their annual spring breakfast last Sunday morning at the fire station. Biscuits and gravy, eggs, pancakes and sausage were served. It was a good way to start the day. The fire department monthly training on March 20 at 7 p.m. at the fire station. March 20 is the first day of spring! Enjoy life. This is not a dress rehearsal.

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Mahaska Co. ‘For the Record’

Church Directory

Parson to Person:

ASSEMBLY OF GOD Pastor Scott Collier Wednesday 6:30-7:30 p.m. Kingdom Kids (PreK-6th) Unleash Youth (7th-12th) Connection Groups Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday School (all ages) 10:30 a.m. Worship Service Baptist Church of Fremont Pastors: Otto and Ruth Hayes Sunday School, 9 a.m. Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m. Barnes City COMMUNITY CHURCH Rev. Jim and Linda Sears Sunday 9 a.m. Sunday School 10 a.m. Worship 4 p.m. - Youth Group (Pre-6th) 6:30 p.m. Evening Worship Barnes City United Methodist Church Pastor Michelle Williamson Worship, 4:30 p.m., Sunday

LACEY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Pastor Roger White 641-673-8956 Worship, 8:30 a.m. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. LOWER GROVE CHURCH Pastor Cornie Van Wyngarden Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship, 10:30 a.m. Evening Worship, 6 p.m. New Sharon FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH Lead Pastor Rick Thompson Associate Pastor Chris Sampson Sunday Sunday School 9 a.m. Worship, 10 a.m.; UFC 6 p.m. Wednesday Gems/Cadets, 6:10-8 p.m. New Sharon FRIENDS CHURCH Marlene Smith, Pastor 9 a.m. Sunday School 10 a.m. Worship Monday, 7 p.m. - Prayer Meeting Wednesday, 7 p.m. - Believer’s Hour of Power

Cedar Christian Reformed Church Pastor Josh Van Engen 9:30 a.m., Morning Worship

New Sharon Harvest Community Church 2083 Hwy. 102 Richard Smith, Pastor Phone: 641-891-5060 Sunday School, 8:45 a.m. Fellowship, 9:30 a.m. Worship, 10 a.m.

Cedar United Methodist Church Pastor Ronald C. Bupp Worship - 10:30 a.m., Sunday Children’s Sunday School - During Worship Service Fremont Nazerene Church Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday Evening Services 6 p.m. Fremont United Methodist Church Pastor Ronald C. Bupp Sunday Praise Service, 8 a.m. Traditional/Blended Worship, 9 a.m. Children’s Sunday School, 9 a.m. Adult Sunday School, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday Kids Club - kid’s Meal, 5:30 p.m.; Stories/Games/Music: 6-7 p.m.

New Sharon UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Lead Pastor Terry Pollard 641-637-2561 Sunday 8 a.m., Traditional Worship 10:30 a.m., Contemporary Service 9 a.m., Fresh Start Breakfast 9:15 a.m., Kid’s Sunday School & Adult Life Groups Wednesday 6-8 p.m. - G2C Children (1st-6th)/ Meet @ Church 5:30-7:30 p.m. - PROS Middle School youth (7th-8th)/ 6:30-8:30 p.m. - PROS High School youth (9th-12th)/ Both Meet @ McVay Bldg.

Park Church of Christ Evangelist: Mark Doland 1804 Burlington Road Oskaloosa, IA 52577 Sunday Bible Class (All Ages): 9:30 a.m. Worship: 10:30 a.m. Life Groups Sunday afternoon and Thursday evenings


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Dr. H. Craig Coen Dr. Molly J. Walker • Family Eye Care • Eyecare Services • Contact Lens Service

641-673-4366 Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or By Appointment

After Hours Emergency Call 641-660-1921 303 North 1st, Oskaloosa HOURS: Mon.-Fri.: 8:15 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. Sat. 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon

UNION MILLS CHRISTIAN CHURCH Pastor Kerry Lake Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship, 10:35 a.m. SEARSBORO COMMUNITY CHURCH Pastor Don Job Sunday School, 10 a.m. Worship, 11 a.m. TAINTOR COMMUNITY CHURCH Pastor Mike Murrell 641-891-8128 Sunday Worship, 9 a.m. Coffee Time, 10:30 a.m. Sunday School, 10:45 a.m. Thursday Young Peoples, 6:30 p.m. All ages welcome WEST LIBERTY CHURCH OF CHRIST 7 miles west of Montezuma on Diamond Trail Sunday Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. Worship, 10:30 a.m. Evening, 6 p.m. Fourth Friday Night April to October Singing and Fellowship, 7 p.m.

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Phil Griffin Agency Phil Griffin Agency 1007 S Market St 1007 S Market St Oskaloosa, IA 52577 Oskaloosa, IA 52577 Bus: 673-8965 Bus: (641) 673-8965 Phil(641) Griffin Agency Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

1007 S Market St Oskaloosa, IA 52577 Bus: (641) 673-8965 Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

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Framing & Matting Dept. CRAFT DEPARTMENT Let Our Computerized Mat • Made to Order Crochet Cutter Enhance Any Framing Name Project • Wilton Cake Supplies The Possibilities Are Endless • Red Heart Yarn Photo Department • Bernat Yarn • 1 hour Photos from Media • Craft Books for Any Cards & CDs Project • Bring slides & pictures, have • DMC Floss them printed or put on a CD • Scrapbooking Supplies • Photo Gift Items • Florals for every Season

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~ Linsted ~

Anger Management When I was younger I felt a compulsion to let someone know when they did something I thought was stupid, especially if they were in the car in front of me. Since I’ve gotten older I think I was probably the stupid one. There is a Biblical proverb that says, “Stupid people express their anger openly, but sensible people are patient and hold it back.” Proverbs 29:11 (GNT) When it comes to anger, “chill out,” is good advice. Before we say or do something we might regret it is important to buy some time, think about it, reflect, and ask yourself three questions; Why am I angry? Anger is normal and natural, but it is also telling us something. It is a warning sign that something inside of us is wrong, hurt or frustrated. Before an outburst define really why is this making me upset? What do I really want? Anger sometimes comes out of something we are not getting. Do I have a need that is not being met? Maybe its lack of respect or not getting the recognition I think I deserve. How can I get it? What steps do I take to get what I want? Maybe I need to speak up more and let others know what I am feeling, need, or want in a calmer way before the frustration builds up too much. When you “get ticked” off at someone, try to buy some time before reacting. Then think about why, what, and how. The outcome is potentially a whole lot better for everyone but especially us when anger is handled correctly.

Julie Linsted, 64, of Oskaloosa passed away Thursday, March 13, 2014, at the MHP Hospice Services Serenity House in Oskaloosa. Julie Lea Linsted, daughter of Jack Kenneth and Elsie Arlene (Stigers) Caves, was born June 2, 1949 in Oskaloosa. She was raised in rural Deep River and Barnes City. She was a 1967 graduate of Montezuma High School. Julie was united in marriage to Gordon Howard Linsted, October 21, 1967, in New Sharon, Iowa. They made their home on a farm near Taintor and while her three children were young she was a stay-at-home mom and enjoyed many summer days at the Prairie Knoll swimming pool with them. Gordon passed away, April 11, 1983, and in 1984 the

1-15-13 9:25 A.M. 300 block South Park Street report of criminal mischief done to a window and to a car door; 01-16-13 4:15 P.M. 200 block South Main Street report of a theft of gas; 01-16-13 6:35 P.M. 200 block South Main Street report of a driving complaint; 01-17-13 6:25 P.M. 200 block South Main Street report of a theft of gas; 01-19-13 8:45 P.M. 200 block North Main Street report of a driving complaint; 01-20-13 5:32 P.M. 100 block Park Ave. report of harassment; 01-23-13 9:16 A.M. 300 block South Park Street report of a male and female arguing; 01-23-13 4:13 P.M.

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300 block East Maple Street report of harassment; 01-25-13 8:12 P.M. 200 block North Elm Street report of harassment; 01-26-13 3:13 P.M. 400 block South Main Street report of a driving complaint; 01-29-13 8:23 P.M. 400 block South Main Street report of a dog complaint; 01-31-13 9:26 A.M. 200 block Park Ave. report of damages done to mailboxes; 01-31-13 1:47 P.M. 500 block South Main Street report of vehicle striking a mailbox; 02-01-13 10:40 P.M. 600 block East Depot Street report of vehicle stuck in ditch; 02-02-13 4:32 P.M. 200 block North Main Street report of harassment

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family moved to Oskaloosa. When her children were in high school, Julie went to work for Brooms, Inc. In 1997 Julie began working for Montezuma Manufacturing, she remained there 17 years, retiring February 7, 2014. In her spare time, Julie enjoyed gardening and planting flowers. Those left to cherish her memory are her children: Jeff Linsted of Oskaloosa, Brent (Trudy) Linsted of Ottumwa, and Stacy (Chad) Thomas of Oskaloosa; six grandchildren: Jenna, Gavin, Gannon, Nick, Zakk and Liam; her mother, Elsie Caves; her brothers: Rick (Charlotte) Caves of Oskaloosa and Mark (Carmen) Caves of Barnes City and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, Julie was preceded in death by her father and a nephew, Tracy Caves. As was her wish, her body has been cremated and burial of her ashes will be at 3 p.m., Saturday, March 22, 2014, in Stewart Cemetery near Taintor with the Rev. David Raymond officiating. A Celebration of her life will follow the committal service and will be held at the home of Mark and Carmen Caves located at 5368 Barnes City Rd., Montezuma. Garland-Van Arkel-Langkamp Funeral Chapel is entrusted with the arrangements. Memorials may be made to the MHP Hospice Services Serenity House. Memories and condolences may be sent by visiting

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Legal Publications North Mahaska School Board Meeting March 3,2014 The North Mahaska Board of Education met in special session March 3,2014 at 5:30 p.m. in the elementary conference room New Sharon, Iowa. Those members present: Tina Layman, Dan Gruber and Sherrill Strobel. Absent: Ryan Augustine and Dirk Wilkin. Also present: Randy Moffit, NMEA representative - Donna Boots and Lindsay Miller and Cindy Quang. Layman called the meeting to order at 5:31. INITIAL NEGOTIATIONS OFFERS Mr. Moffit presented the board of education’s opening offer to the NMEA representatives, Donna Boots and Lindsay Miller. Total cost of the package was $0. Donna Boots presented the initial proposal for the 2014-15 Master Contract. Estimated cost was $161,676 for a 5.39% increase in wages and benefits. NEGOTIATION (EXEMPT SESSION) ADJOURN Layman adjourned the meeting at 6:39 p.m. Cindy Quang, Board Secretary Tina Layman, Vice President N12

North Mahaska School Board Meeting March 10,2014 The North Mahaska Board of Education met in special session March 10,2014 at 6:30 p.m. in the elementary library New Sharon, Iowa. Those members present: Dirk Wilkin, Tina Layman, Dan Gruber, Sherrill Strobel and Ryan Augustine. Also present: Randy Moffit, Angela Livezey and Cindy Quang. Wilkin called the meeting to order at 6:45 p.m. REVIEW BUDGET AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION Mr. Moffit went over the budgeted 20142015 aid and levy worksheets with the board. STRATEGIC PLANNING Mr. Moffit and the board had a discussion on student enrollment trends and special education costs. Mr. Moffit mentioned possible solutions for cost saving measures. ADJOURNED Mr. Wilkin adjourned the meeting at 9:41 p.m. Cindy Quang, Board Secretary Dirk Wilkin, Board President N12

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Date of Public Hearing:

Monday April 7, 2014

Time of Public Hearing:

6:30 p.m.

Location of Public Hearing:

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2163 135th St

New Sharon, IA 50207

The Board of Directors will conduct a public hearing at the above-noted time and place for the

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Classified Ads CLASSIFIED RATES Classified ads, $2.50 minimum for up to 25 words and 10¢ additional for each word over 25. Service charge of $5.00 for blind ads. Cards of Thanks and Memorials, $2.50 minimum for up to 50 words and 10¢ additional for each word over 50. Ads need to be paid for at time of submission. All want ads and cards of thanks copy must be in The Sun office by 5 p.m. on Friday. Mail want ads and remittance to: The Sun, PO Box 502, 405 S. Pine St., New Sharon, IA 50207. All real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act called Title VIII and the State of Iowa Civil Rights Act. These laws make it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, handicap/disability, familial status/presence of children or national origin, or the intention to make any such preferences, limitations or discrimination. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of these laws. All persons are hereby informed all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis.

Public Notice The Mahaska County Board of Supervisors, has received a construction permit application for a confinement feeding operation, more specifically described as follows: Name of Applicant: Clint Stout Location of the operation: Section 33, Prairie Township Type of confinement feeding operation structure proposed: One new 2800 head deep pit swine finisher barn for a new swine confinement facility. Animal Unit Capacity of the confinement operation after construction: Unchanged at 1120 animal units. (2800 head of swine finishers) Examination: The application is on file at the County Auditor’s Office and is available for public inspection during the following days Monday – Friday and hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Comments: Written comments may be filed at the County Auditor’s Office until the following deadline of April 9, 2014 til 4:30 p.m. N12


purpose of amending the current school budget by changing estimates of expenditures in the following areas by the following amounts:

Truck & Trailer Repair Technicians

Some mechanical experience is a must. Looking for hard working dedicated employees. Applicants must be able to follow directions, take initiative, not opposed to working overtime if need be. Must have a positive attitude and be able to get along well with other employees. Duties will include, but are not limited to: • Preventative Maintenance Service • Chassis, Driveline & Hydraulic Systems • Brake Systems • Trailer Repair • Tires • ABS The ideal candidate will need to possess: • A valid, insurable Driver’s License (a CDL License is a plus) • The ability to work in a fast paced, customer service oriented environment • The desire to be an integral part of a TEAM • Working knowledge of truck/trailer parts and maintenance is a plus but will teach. We will also train to be a certified hazardous cargo tank tester. • Pass drug screen • Lift minimum of 50 lbs. • *Must have high school diploma or GED. Great vacation and benefit package offered for all employees!!!

Stop in and pick up your application today!!!

Sully Transport Inc.

Area Instruction




Total Support Services Noninstructional Programs Total Other Expenditures

This change in estimates of expenditures will be financed from increased receipts and balances not budgeted or considered in the current budget. There will be no increase in taxes to be paid in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014. At the hearing, any resident or taxpayer may present objections to, or arguments in favor of, any part of the proposed amendment. A detailed statement of additional receipts other than taxes, balances on hand at the close of the preceding fiscal year, and proposed expenditures, both past and anticipated, will be available at the hearing.

Department of Management - Form S-PB-6 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PROPOSED NORTH MAHASKA SCHOOL BUDGET SUMMARY FISCAL YEAR 2014-2015 Location of Public Hearing:

North Mahaska Elem. Conference Room 2163 135th Street, New Sharon IA 50207


Welder/Fabricator, Experience is a must. Looking for hard working dedicated employees. Applicants must be able to follow directions, take initiative, not opposed to working overtime if need be. Must have a positive attitude and be able to get along well with other employees. Duties will include, but are not limited to:

• Pass drug screen • Lift minimum of 50 Ibs. • The ability to work in a fast paced, customer service oriented environment • The desire to be an integral part of a TEAM • Will be expected to tear down equipment, replace rusted metal, build new attachments, and re-assemble (brand new iron worker available for use) • Will be expected to weld stainless steel pipe (there is a new tig welder available for use. Some tig welding experience is a plus but not mandatory), Plumb new trailers, leak test trailers after repair, patch work, suspension repair/replacement. • Will be expected to pressure test older trailers to repair leaks as efficiently as possible. • Will be expected to keep work place as clean as possible! • Must be self driven. Employee will be responsible for ordering in metal and supplies as needed. Employee will also be responsible for filling out paper work on each repair. • *Must have high school diploma or GED. • Great vacation and benefit package offered for all employees!!!

Stop in and pick up your application today!!!

Sully Transport Inc. 601 8th Street • Sully, IA 50251

Phone: 641-594-3435 (Brent)

Date of Hearing:

Time of Hearing:


6:30 p.m.

Taxes Levied on Property Utility Replacement Excise Tax Income Surtaxes Tuition\Transportation Received Earnings on Investments Nutrition Program Sales Student Activities and Sales Other Revenues from Local Sources Revenue from Intermediary Sources State Foundation Aid Instructional Support State Aid Other State Sources ARRA Fiscal Stabilization (in formula) Title 1 Grants Other Federal Sources Total Revenues General Long-Term Debt Proceeds Transfers In Proceeds of Fixed Asset Dispositions Total Revenues & Other Sources Beginning Fund Balance Total Resources

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22

*Instruction 23 Student Support Services 24 Instructional Staff Support Services 25 General Administration 26 Building Administration 27 Business Administration 28 Plant Operation and Maintenance 29 Student Transportation 30 This row is intentionally left blank 31 *Total Support Services (lines 24-31) 31A *Noninstructional Programs 32 Facilities Acquisition and Construction 33 Debt Service 34 AEA Support - Direct to AEA 35 *Total Other Expenditures (lines 33-35) 35A Total Expenditures 36 Other Financing Uses: Transfers Out 37 Total Expenditures & Other Uses 38 Ending Fund Balance 39 Total Requirements 40 Proposed Property Tax Rate (per $1,000 taxable valuation)

Re-estimated 2014 Budget 2015 2,459,474 2,110,718 254,872 231,772 0 0 376,000 373,812 0 500 150,000 150,000 300,000 300,000 660,000 669,500 10,000 10,407 2,660,436 2,746,955 0 0 27,000 614,643 9,171 0 95,000 77,917 210,000 246,730 7,211,953 7,532,954 0 0 226,536 218,535 0 3,000 7,438,489 7,754,489 2,112,460 2,067,617 9,550,949 9,822,106 5,270,000 201,500 475,000 250,000 340,500 120,000 845,000 425,000 0 2,657,000 320,000 450,000 226,536 231,031 907,567 9,154,567 226,536 9,381,103 169,846 9,550,949

4,581,000 124,500 373,000 230,000 330,500 110,000 490,000 332,000 0 1,990,000 288,000 200,000 218,535 213,576 632,111 7,491,111 218,535 7,709,646 2,112,460 9,822,106

Actual 2013 2,136,944 246,394 0 347,465 409 123,520 320,531 715,219 9,150 2,603,919 0 21,370 0 80,413 209,151 6,814,485 0 280,635 707 7,095,827 1,975,366 9,071,193 4,207,064 99,051 292,794 207,652 298,804 86,940 460,680 305,646 0 1,751,567 276,699 119,337 225,635 197,639 542,611 6,777,941 225,635 7,003,576 2,067,617 9,071,193


Making Healthcare Personal

Free Colorectal Cancer Screening Kits Don’t die of embarrassment. If you are age 50 or older, check your colon in the privacy of your own home. Request a screening kit on the web:, request by phone or pick one up on the MHP campus.

Questions? Call us at: 641.672.3342


The Board of Directors will conduct a public hearing on the proposed 2014/15 school budget at the above-noted location and time. At the hearing, any resident or taxpayer may present objections to, or arguments in favor of, any part of the proposed budget. This notice represents a summary of the supporting detail of revenues and expenditures on file with the district secretary. A copy of the details will be furnished upon request.

601 8th Street • Sully, IA 50251

Phone: 641-594-3435 (Brent)


5,000,000 Additional instrucational cost

Avg % 13-15 7.3% 1.7%


23.2% 7.5%


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Penn Dance Team Competes Nationally

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The William Penn University Competitive Dance Team has accepted a national invite to the 2014 NDA Collegiate National Championship in Daytona Beach, Fla. from April 9-13. The team competes in the NAIA small school division with a routine featuring pom, jazz and hip hop. Penn’s national routine choreographer is Lainee Yarkosky from Oskaloosa and the head coach is Lisa Conner of New Sharon. Conner is in her sixth year as head coach of Penn’s Competitive Dance Team and has led the team to numerous state and regionals competitions. “The team this year is strong and vibrant, with a great mix of style and technique that we hope to serve us well at Nationals,” said Coach Conner. About the NDA (National Dance Association): NDA made its official debut as a sister company of the National Cheerleaders Association in 1976. A final name change was announced in 1999, when the NDA

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Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27 1st Class from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. each day 2nd Class from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. each day

Cost: $150 - $75 Deposit required with remaining balance due at the time of class. Deposit is due by March 22, 2014. This course is dependent upon a minimum of 8 students per class.

For More Information Contact Rusty Crabtree at 641-233-8435, or visit the website -

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For tickets or more information about our upcoming events visit or call 641-672-0799

This engagement is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest, which is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts with additional contributions from the Iowa Arts Council.


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