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The Woodbine Twiner The Official Newspaper of Woodbine, Harrison County, Iowa December 21, 2011

Volume 133, Issue 51


Woodbine students Adopt-A-Family (Or two...) NIKKI DAVIS Editor

Woodbine Community School District second, fourth, fifth and sixth grade students have been preparing for the holiday giving season. They have been busy organizing, collecting and learning while benefiting two, Harrison County families that might not otherwise

have a happy holiday. They adopted two families through West Central Community Action’s and Logan VFW Ladies Auxiliary 6256’s Christmas Adoption Program for Harrison County. “The first time West Central put this in the paper is when I believe we started doing this,” Woodbine Community School Fourth Grade Teacher Sharon Royer

said. “This is my 10th year.” The classrooms decide as a group on which family to adopt, trying to choose a family that has children. Some are chosen for their age proximaty. “The fourth grade class adopted a family in 2011 with two children, ages 5 and 9,” Royer said. Some are chosen

because they simply have children in need. “We just read about the families in the newspaper and try to choose one that has several kids,” Second Grade Teacher Mary Eby said. After the family or families are selected, the rest is left up to the students. The teachers formulated a list for their See ADOPT Page 6

Woodbine Elementary School fourth grade students proudly stand by the items they collected for their adopted family through West Central Community Action’s and Logan VFW Ladies Auxiliary 6256’s Christmas Adoption Program for Harrison County. Fourth graders pictured include: front row, left to right, Jack Staben, Brock Leaders, Ian Hatterman, Shawni Sullivan, Izabella Shaw, Ava Reisz, Alex Niedermyer, Erika Miller and Adam Sherer; Back row, LeaLa Vazquez, Kodi Johnson, Natalie Brunow, Autumn Vennink, Ava Willis, Natalie Hazen, Kaitlyn Neligh, Amy Probasco, Caleb Loftus, Marley Hansen, Autumn Vennink, Maya Kenkel, Blake McDermott, Jack Nelson, Hudson Barnum and Wyatt Pryor. Second, fifth and sixth grade students also participated. Photo: Nikki Davis

A Creative, Colorful Christmas Dec. 8

School Board

Santa, I hope you have a happy Christmas. Could you please bring me a BB gun and a 3DS Love Max Nelson, First Grade

District discussed impact of rising energy costs; accepted initial contract offer from WEA

How to Cook Your Christmas Turkey Cook it in the oven. Put butter and soups and salt and pepper in it; close it and bake it. When it beeps take it out and eat it. Owen Pre-Kindergarten

Whitney Kuhlman, Second Grade

KEVIN BROWN General Manager

For more Greeting Cards, Letters to Santa, and information on How to Cook a Turkey, see inside!

Breck Sullivan, Second Grade

Reaching for the stars: Harper named Macaroni Grill Spokesman He’s a small town boy is following big time dreams. And Adam Harper, son of former Woodbine resident Kyle Harper (WHS class of ‘77) and grandson of former Woodbine residents Martha and the late Allen Harper (WHS class of ‘55), may have just found his big break.

He even quit his day job – a move that both excites and worries him. Adam recently landed a job as the spokesman for the Macaroni Grill. His face can be seen wherever any of 222 Macaroni Grills are … nationally and internationally. On billboards. In TV commercials. On the side of buses. So he followed his

dream and his instincts and quit his day job to claim the title of “Full Time Actor.” But, being from a small town, he has no illusions. “This job for the Macaroni Grill is not as big a deal as it might seem,” he said. “I have heard stories about these huge payoffs for major commercials, and it seemed to be that I thought landing a job

like this would set me up permanently. This is not the case.” Adam remains a “non-union” actor, meaning he doesn’t get paid each time his face appears on TV or each time the Macaroni Grill Youtube video hits a million hits. With that said, he understands it could be a major starting point for a fruitful See HARPER Page 6

LIBRARY HOLIDAY HOURS The Woodbine Public Library and Woodbine Public Youth Library will be observing holiday closures on Saturday, Dec. 24, and Saturday, Dec. 31. COMMUNITY OF CHRIST

CHRISTMAS SERVICES The Woodbine Community of Christ will hold a Christmas Eve Service at 5 p.m., Dec. 24. Everyone is welcome. LITTLE LEAGUE WRESTLING TOURNEY Woodbine Optimist

Little League Wrestling Tournament will be Friday, Dec. 30. Weigh- ins 3:30-5:30 p.m., tournament begins at 6 p.m. Walk-ins welcome. For entry forms or questions, please contact Carrie Murdock at 6472866.

GOLDEN AGE CENTER HOLIDAY CLOSINGS Woodbine’s Golden Age Center will be closed for the holidays on Friday, Dec. 23, Monday, Dec. 26, Friday, Dec. 30, and Monday, Jan. 2.




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Wishing You A Happy Holiday Season

Rising utility costs were a concern for the Woodbine Community School District Board of Education at its Dec. 8 meeting. Superintendent Tom Vint told the board that given there will be 0 percent in allowable growth monies from the state next year, the board needed to be aware of the impact of energy increases on the district’s financial picture. Vint told the board that allowable growth monies are commonly used by district’s to help cushion the impact of rising energy costs. Without that increase, the general fund must absorb the full impact. He told the board that the five year trend for the district’s utility billing is up with a 9.39 percent ($11,900) increase last year alone. He said that this year the district is already up 11.7 percent ($6,223). A big share of this year’s increase came See SCHOOL Page 6

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Thank you for the past year


etween readying things for the Christmas season and the end of the year it is sometimes hard to catch your breath. The other evening , instead of hurrying home on my usual route, I took the time to drive up & down the streets of Woodbine and really look at our community. The city did a nice job with the Christmas tree & the school children have it all decorated. Many businesses have their storefronts decorated and they look great. It was fun to drive past Movers & Shakers and see the little girls practicing their dance steps with Penny. Between the amazing work that has been accomplished since we started Main Street and the holiday decorations it is so easy to be proud of Woodbine. To say that we have accomplished a lot in the last year is an understatement. As Main Street President, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the community volunteers that have done so much for Woodbine. Thank you to the Main Street Board members – you have done so much this past year & it is appreciated. Our committee chairs and their dedicated group of volunteers have put in tons of volunteer hours and much hard work. The city employees have given much of their own time to help with many projects. Our great program director never lets us down & always amazes us. Deb Sprecker is a huge asset to the Main Street program. Thank you also, to the business owners who have worked so hard on their buildings. Your buildings look great & we are so very appreciative of your participation. I hope that during the next few weeks, everyone can take a little time & enjoy the holiday season. Then on to the next year’s plans! Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year.

YOU’VE GOT TO KEEP ON.................. One step won’t take you very far, you’ve got to keep walking, One word won’t tell them who you are, you’ve got to keep talking; An inch won’t make you very tall, you’ve got to keep on growing; One ad won’t do it all, you’ve got to keep them going. A constant drop of water wears away the hardest stone; By constant gnawing, Bowser masticates the toughest bone. The constant cooing lover carries off the blushing maid; And the constant advertiser is the one who gets the trade.

The Woodbine Twiner This ad first appeared in the Twiner in 1979

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December 21, 2011



The Woodbine Twiner

I am a Facebook Resister! I am a Resister.A Facebook Resister. Weird – but in a good way. Read on, you’ll understand what I mean. I resist against my relatives, friends and neighbors. I am, it appears, even resisting against one of my friend’s nine cats (who each has their own Facebook page for sharing who knows what or to whom). Which is my main point in resisting Facebook. Really – Facebook pages for cats? Is this really what this new frontier of social networking technology is opening up to the world – a chance for all of us to learn about the joys of catnip or the luxury of having all day to sleep in a window sill? Don’t get me wrong – I do envy my friend’s cats’ lifestyles. They are spoiled, fat and a bit lethargic – and they still get dates.Who wouldn’t be jealous of that? But, do I need to learn about all that on Facebook? I think not. I recently read an article in the “New York Times”on others like me – “The Facebook Resisters!” I couldn’t have agreed more with the reasons listed by my brethren in our pursuit of NOT pursuing Facebook. One person interviewed in the article came face to face in an elevator with a woman he instantly recognized – and for whom he could recite her work resume, her most recent vacation, even her favorite brew. Reminder – he had never, ever met the woman before NOR was she a “friend”of his on his Facebook page. The two strangers simply had several friends in common. Okay, that is just weird – and not in a good way. Another Resister said she quit Facebook because she realized she had stopped talking to or calling her friends.And, her friends had stopped talking to or calling her.All of their interactions were now via a glowing screen flashing ads targeted to their specific likes – each viewing the same information but viewing very different ads. Weird – and not in a good way. For me, I cringed when I learned how much time my sister, for example, spends on Facebook. She, like many, posts ALL major life events of her family to Facebook – I think the Thanksgiving turkey recipe we enjoyed as a family is even posted. How could I live without that? My sister can spend up to several hours each day – at home, at work, on her cell phone – all communicating via Facebook. I could name you 627 other things that would be of more overall benefit to herself, her family and her community. Weird – and not in a good way. In my own limited world, I stay away from Facebook for two main reasons. The first is “experience.” Many years before the creation of even MySpace (older readers will remember when THAT used to be the IN thing), I along with a friend created an alumni website for former co-workers at a major magazine company where I used to work. It was great – we had a private place for pictures, bios, resumes, updates, work offers, freelance opportunities, etc.And, it was password protected. Or so we thought. Some of my former co-workers have gone on to become – well someone in life (unlike me, but I digress). One of my former co-workers is a vice-president of CBS (yes, that CBS). Several, believe it or not, are even TV and movie stars.Yes, read HOLLYWOOD! Another was the former booking agent for the “Ellen”show. Many still work as producers at national news networks. Heck, one of my former co-workers even has a gig at Playboy. Anyway… The website was broken into and personal info captured on some of those folks above. So, we upgraded the site with the latest in online protection devices. It was broken into yet again. So we upgraded again.


Still, the “bad people and fans”were always able to find the “back doors”that are placed in almost all programs and circumvented our best efforts. I learned then and there – never believe anyone is “protecting” your online info.We shut the site down. However,“caches”of that website still live on today (almost 15 years later) on the web. Weird – and not in a good way. Secondly, it is the “sinister, anonymous side”of Facebook. The cases of bullying. The cases of character assassination. The cases of predators trolling for children.You get the idea. Facebook is one of the most co-dependent entities on the planet. Friends post a negative experience with a person, a landlord, a boss, a friend, the milkman, one of my friend’s nine cats – and their entire Facebook “friends”brigade will wrap that person in the most self-centered and self-directed responses in the history of man. And, don’t get me wrong, they don’t do that out of spite or hatred or even orneriness. They simply want to support their friend as best they can.Virtually hold them and comfort them. The problem, of course, is the complete lack of context for how the experience occurred, what that Facebook user might be doing wrong on his/her own to have been in that experience, or even if the actual insults and charges are even true. They only want to be supportive and loving. The facts – or lack there of – are not even an afterthought. Weird – and not in a good way. Recently, a very good friend of mine who is a pharmacist and personal training coach had to get off Facebook because too many customers were trying to get him to answer medical and pharmaceutical questions while he was trying to update his status.When he tried to control their intrusions nicely and professionally, they turned on him. Weird – and not in a good way. Even more recently, another very good friend of mine – a couple in fact I have known since high school – had their marriage compromised by an errant Facebook post that led to this person, then to this person, then to the wife with news of an infidelity – complete with several Kodak moment photos. Weird – and not in a good way. So, I choose to stay away from Facebook. Don’t get me wrong – I dipped my toe in the social networking waters once and found the water icy cold and antiseptic.You can find me – if you want – but good luck – I think at last count there was something like 1.2 million Kevin Browns on Facebook. And, anyway, there is nothing there. No wall posts. No status updates. No photos. No friends list. Just a marketing profile I stumbled across once while I was on another website.A box popped up that said Facebook had a profile matched to my computer IP address. Hmmmm, might be fun, I thought. My Facebook Profile (and it is mine) thinks I am a 35- to 40-yearold man, married, with three children, working in a large office environment and I love Starbucks. Weird – and not in a good way. The FACTS — I am actually a 51-year-old man, not married (but engaged three times – don’t ask), with no children and I work in a small office with three other people.And, I have never, ever, ever been in a Starbucks. I don’t even like coffee. Weird – and not in a good way. Join the Resistance, my friends!

Guest Editorial

The true meaning of Christmas


s a young Catholic, I fear that the true meaning of Christmas may have been lost to today’s mass media. Many of our common Christmas decorations and traditions have deeply rooted references to Christ, but may have been misrepresented or have been misplaced all together. For many people, gifts define Christmas. They focus on the giving and receiving of gifts instead of on our greatest Gift Jesus, who gave Himself to us at the first Christmas. The wise men brought their gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh to honor Christ and have inspired the idea of gift giving at Christmas. God also gives us the gifts of the Holy Spirit. The seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit are Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel, Knowledge, Piety, Fortitude, and Awe of God’s Greatness. Many children await the arrival of Santa, who is mystically able to travel around the world delivering gifts all in one night. Santa Claus is an interpretation of Saint Nicholas. The name Santa Claus was derived from Sinterklaas, the Saint’s name in Dutch. Saint Nicholas was very generous to the poor, but most often anonymously. The bishop’s miter and fur trimmed red winter garments were changed into Santa’s outfit, while Saint Nicholas’s generosity was transferred to the “jolly old man” who delivers gifts anonymously on Christmas Eve. We all know the line from the story “T’was the Night before Christmas” in which,“the stockings were hung by the chimney with care.” The tradition of placing gifts into Christmas stockings came from another story of Saint Nicholas. In this story, the three women who needed dowries in order to be kept from a life of prostitution had hung their stockings by the fireplace to dry. When the saint came by to help them, the money that he threw into their house landed in the stockings. Today, we know that we will receive coal in our stockings if we are naughty. This is in reference to Satan stoking the fires of hell with coal. The coal in the stocking of naughty children is a reminder of damnation while the gifts good children receive suggest their eternal reward. It is a current tradition to decorate a Christmas tree. But, do we really know why? Many pagan cultures worshipped evergreens and used them to ward off evil spirits. In the early 700’s, Saint Boniface, who converted the German people to Christianity, demolished the Oak of Thor, the mighty sacred tree worshipped by the Saxons. From its roots grew a fir tree which Boniface took as a sign of the Christian faith. In the 11th century, the tree was decorated with red apples. This would resemble the red Christmas ornaments of our day. During the 15th century, the faithful began to erect trees in their homes on December 24, the feast day of Adam and Eve. About the year 1500, Martin Luther brought a small tree indoors and decorated it with candles in honor of Christ’s birth. Today we decorate our trees with artificial lights that look somewhat like the candles. The tree’s needles and narrow crest point upward, turning our thoughts to heaven. Because the tree is cut down and then erected again, it is a symbol of Christ’s resurrection.

YOUNG CATHOLIC LANE PITT Guest Columnist When you go to the store, wreaths come in every shape, size, and color. Wreaths combine several Christmas symbols including holly, fruit, mistletoe, evergreens, tinsel, and so on, all of which retain their symbolism on the wreath. The word wreath comes from an old English word, meaning to writhe or twist. Greens twisted into a circle made “crowns” for kings. Because wreaths, due to their circular shape, symbolize eternity, the circle of life, and endless hope, they began to be used at Christmas and hung. A wreath has neither a beginning nor end, but is a continuous circle, it symbolized God Himself. I wonder how many candy canes are consumed without any knowing of what they really mean. The candy cane is shaped like a shepherd’s crook, reminding us that Jesus, the Good Shepherd, who came into our world at Christmas. The red stripe symbolizes Christ’s sacrifice and the white background His purity. Candy canes have a peppermint flavor, reminiscent of hyssop which had medicinal purposes. When Jesus was crucified, a bystander stuck a winefilled sponge on a branch of hyssop to give Jesus a drink. After tasting the wine, Jesus said,“Now it is finished,” and died. The candy cane is meant to be broken and shared, just as Jesus’ Body is broken and shared at every Eucharist. Red and green are everywhere during the month of December. Red reminds us of the blood of Christ, shed for our sins on Calvary, and green is the color of plants, or life. The red and green remind us of the suffering and sacrifice and of the life that God has given us through Christ. People give fruit baskets as gifts. As a Christmas symbol, fruit recalls the twelve Fruits of the Holy Spirit. These Fruits result from the activity of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit in our lives. The twelve Fruits of the Holy Spirit are: Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Long-Suffering, Mildness, Faith, Modesty, Purity, and Chastity. Christmas caroling did not always include songs about Rudolph and jingle bells. Christmas carols remind us of the angels who announced the birth of Christ by singing,“Glory to God in the highest, and peace to His people on earth!” While X-mas is seen by some as a way to “cross Christ out of Christmas,” the word actually is an abbreviation for Christmas. Christ was often written as “XP” or “XT” and the Greek letter Chi, X, stood for Christ in the ancient Greek symbol for Christians. No matter how hard society tries, Christ will never be forgotten in Christmas. Now that I have explained what Christmas means to me, I hope that you will also include “Christ” in your Christmas. Let’s banish the media’s interpretation and get back to the “true” meaning of Christmas.

Editor’s Note: This column was submitted and written with assistance and research from the website


The Woodbine Twiner

December 21, 2011

Church OBITUARIES RITA KELLEY Rita M a r y (Arkfeld) Kelley was born Sept. 3, 1923, to George a n d Kelley M a r y (Siemer) Arkfeld in Panama. She died Dec. 11, 2011, at the Rose Vista Home in Woodbine, at the age of 88 years, three months and eight days. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Panama and graduated from St. Mary’s Catholic School in 1941. She then worked in Chicago, Ill., for a short time. Rita was united in marriage to Johnny Kelley on June 26, 1952, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Panama. Rita was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Woodbine. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Rita enjoyed making apple pie, jelly and spending time on the farm. She also enjoyed traveling and going to her grandchildren’s activities. Rita was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Joyce Kelley; grandson Kirk Sturgill; three brothers, Archbishop Leo, Vince, and Clem Arkfeld; and four sisters, Florence Ohlinger, Sally Kohles, Sylvia Bissen, Lucille and Mary Arkfeld. She is survived by her husband, Johnny Kelley of 59 years of Woodbine; seven children, Susan (Dana) Sturgill of Dunlap, Marvin (Patty) Kelley of Woodbine, Nancy (Steve) Hupp of Scranton, Norma

(Martin) Houston of Broomfield, Colo., Cindy Stessman of Dunlap, Paul (Tracy) Kelley of Woodbine, Sheila (Bill) Bonner of Omaha, Neb.; 18 grandchildren; five great grandchildren; brother, George Arkfeld of Oceanside, Calif.; in-laws Micky Arkfeld of Panama, Jerry Bissen of Earling, Alf (Agnes) Kelley of Papillion, Neb., Lovina (Wayne) Bryant of Underwood; and many other relatives and friends. The Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10 a.m., Dec. 17, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Woodbine. The Celebrant was Rev. Vincent Ohlinger, SVD, and the music was provided by Mary Kay Eby and Angie Pryor. Pall Bearers were Rita’s grandsons, Greg Kelley, Michael Kelley, Chris Sturgill, Casey Sturgill, John Hupp, Joe Hupp, Sean Houston, Bryce Bonner, Dylan Bonner and Carson Kelley. The final resting place is at the Woodbine Cemetery. Fouts Funeral Home in Woodbine was in charge of the arrangements. Fouts Funeral Home 501 Normal St. • Woodbine Ph: (712) 647-2221

JACK BOUSTEAD Harry Harvey “ J a c k ” Boustead was born in Woodbine on May 6, 1918. He died on Thursday, Boustead Dec. 15, 2011, at the Rose Vista Nursing Home at the age of 93 years, seven months and nine days. Jack was the first of eight children born to Banie

Marie (O’Banion) and Harry Henry Boustead. Jack was married to Dorthy Coyle and had one child, Nancy. Jack and Dorthy lived in Woodbine all of their married lives. Jack served with honor in the United States Army during World War II. After his honorable discharge, he worked at the Sinclair Service Station. He then purchased this station and operated it for many years. After he sold the station, he then purchased a grocery store. He then purchased a building on the Main Street of Woodbine and opened a men’s clothing store; he operated this store until his retirement. Jack was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Logan. He was very involved in his community by serving on the Volunteer Fire Department. He was an excellent craftsman and enjoyed working in the woodshop. He also enjoyed golfing, traveling, painting houses and reading Jack was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Dorthy; brother, Max; and sister, Betty Pugsley. He is survived by his daughter, Nancy Hoffmeier of Omaha, Neb.; grandson, Josh Boustead of Omaha, Neb.; three brothers, Bob Boustead of Cottage Grove, Ore., Lyle Boustead of Cottage Grove, Ore., Jim Boustead and his wife Joan of Woodbine; two sisters, Donna Reynolds and Mary and her husband Max Poe all of Woodbine; sister-in-law, Barbara Boustead; and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Dec. 19, at Fouts Funeral Home, Woodbine. The clergy was Rev. Jerald Firby of Immanuel

Lutheran Church in Logan. There were three recorded selections: “In the Garden,” “Blessed AssuranceP and a recording of Max singing the Lord’s Prayer. The pall bearers were Josh Boustead, Jon Boustead, Barry Poe, Eric Reynolds, Ken Reynolds, and David Stevens. Final resting place was the Woodbine Cemetery with the Military Graveside Rites provided by the American Legion Weiss Post #143. Fouts Funeral Home in Woodbine was in charge of the arrangements. Fouts Funeral Home 501 Normal St. • Woodbine Ph: (712) 647-2221

ED SCHNEIDER Edward Schneider was born Nov. 22, 1923, to Herman and Josephine (Fisher) Schneider in Gretna, Neb. He was raised in Gretna and graduated from Gretna High School. Ed proudly served his country in the United States Army during World War II in northern France in the Rhineland area and in central Europe. He was honorably discharged on Dec. 3, 1945. Ed then attended a business school and worked at a bank in Omaha, Neb. He was then a television repairman in Bellevue, Neb. Ed enjoyed dancing at Peony Park and he met Margaret (Brown) Fouts. The couple married on June 26, 1976, at the First Christian Church in Woodbine. They continued to enjoy dancing for many years: Especially the polka dances. The couple farmed from 1977 to 1987. Ed was a member of the First Christian Church

in Woodbine and also served on the church board. The couple enjoyed going to Florida for the winter from 1987 to 2006. He was also active in the HHH Club. Ed died on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, at his home in Woodbine at the age of 88 years and 23 days. Ed was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Robert Schneider. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Schneider of Woodbine; three stepsons, Larry (Ann) Fouts of Larkspur, Colo., Mike (Cheryl) Fouts of Gahanna, Ohio, Randy (Denise) Fouts of Robins; six grandchildren; six great grandchildren; sister, Luella (James) Paustian of Omaha, Neb.; and many other relatives and friends. Funeral Services were held at 10:30 a.m., Dec. 19, at the First Christian Church, Woodbine. The clergy was Rev. Mike Brown with the music provided by Bob Smith and Ed’s niece Renee Fox. Renee sang “In the Garden” and “Precious Lord Take my Hand.” The pall bearers were Ed’s grandchildren Matthew Fouts, Susan Pelikan, Michelle Castle, Nicholas Fouts, Brianna Suchanek and PJ Fouts. Military graveside rites were provided by the American Legion Weiss Post #143 at the Woodbine Cemetery. Fouts Funeral Home in Woodbine was in charge of the arrangements. Fouts Funeral Home 501 Normal St. • Woodbine Ph: (712) 647-2221

Conservation Stewardship Program applications due Jan. 13 Woodbine farmers interested in signing up for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) should submit applications to their local USDA-Natural R e s o u r c e s Conservation Service (NRCS) by Jan. 13, 2012, for eligibility during the first ranking period of 2012. Through CSP, NRCS provides financial and technical assistance to eligible producers who conserve and enhance soil, water, air and related natural resources on their land. Eligible lands include cropland, pastureland, rangeland, nonindustrial private forest land and agricultural land under the jurisdiction of an Indian tribe. Participation in the program is voluntary. Through the 2011 CSP signup, Iowa farmers in 93 counties enrolled more than 368,000 acres in CSP. Iowans received an average of $29 per acre during the 2011 CSP signup. To apply or to find out more about CSP, visit the local USDA Service Center or go online to www.ia.nrcs.

Community Memorial Hospital FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Pastor Rev. J. Samuel Subramanian, Ph.D. 647-2304 647-2347 Sunday 9:30 a.m. Worship and Sunday School 8:45 a.m. Confirmation Tues., Thrift Shop 9 - 2, and 6 p.m.- 7:30 p.m. 10:00 a.m. UM Service on Access Channel Wed., 6:00 p.m. Prayer Group; 6:30 p.m. Youth Group: 6:45 p.m. Choir Practice. Ushers: Volunteer needed FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH Disciples of Christ Pastor Mike Brown 647-3078 647-2761 9:30 a.m. Sunday School, 10:45 a.m.Worship Service Worship leader: Rod Smith Elders: Dencil Hammack & Lloyd DeForest Deacons:Peter Ryerson, Tom & Judy Erlewine, Norma Rock, Joe Book & Fred McBath Deaconess: LaVonne Stenzel Song Leader: Phil Lubbers Greeters: Phil & Sherrill Lubbers FIRST UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Pastor Steve Wiemeyer 46 Fifth St. Woodbine, IA Sun.: 10:30 a.m.,Worship. FOLLOWERS OF CHRIST 77 Fifth Street Woodbine, IA Church - 647-2006 Richard Tiffey, Jr. 644-3297 Sun., Early Worship 9:15 a.m. 9:30 Sunday School 10:30

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Worship Service 6:30 class. Wed. 7:00 p.m. prayer service SACRED HEART PARISH CATHOLIC CHURCH Felix Onuora, CSSP 647-2931 643-5808 Masses: Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. Sacred Heart, Woodbine. Saturday 4 p.m. at Holy Family in Mondamin. Saturday 5:45 p.m.,Sundays 8:45 a.m. at St. Patrick, Dunlap COMMUNITY OF CHRIST Noel Sherer, Pastor 647-2014 647-2695 Wed.: Zion’s League. Sun.: 9:30 a.m., Sunday School; 10:15 a.m., worship; 10:30 a.m., worship. IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH Logan, IA Jerry Firby, Pastor 644-2384 642-2842 Sun: Worship; 9 a.m. Fellowship; 10 - 10:15 a.m., Sunday School 10:15 - 11:15 a.m. Adult Bible Study - 10:15 - 11 a.m.

Sun.: 10 a.m., Sacrament meeting; 11:15 a.m., Sunday School; 12:10 p.m., Priesthood and Relief Society. Wed.: 7:00 p.m., YM/YW Scouts ST. JOHN LUTHERAN CHURCH, E.L.C.A. Dunlap, IA Carla Johnsen, Pastor 643-5495 643-5575 8:45 a.m. Merry Christmas Christmas Day Worship with Holy Communion BETHESDA LUTHERAN CHURCH, E.L.C.A. Moorhead, IA Carla Johnsen, Pastor 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Merry Christmas Day Worship with Holy Communion REMNANT CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS Missouri Valley, IA Terry Patience, Pastor Sun.: 9 a.m., Church School; 10 a.m.,Worship Service.

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By Sheriff Pat Sears Dec. 8 • Deputy Cohrs talked to a subject reporting her 16-year old son was out of control. He does not do what he is told and has threatened to leave or not come home after school. Several options were suggested but she declined. She said she would see how it goes and call if anything further is needed. • Deputy Sieck took a call from a subject in Omaha, Neb. who reported being harassed by phone by a subject in California Junction. The subject was called and advised of the complaint, which they denied. They were told to stop calling or charges would be filed. Dec. 9 • Deputy Sieck and Deputy Denton assisted with an accident on Interstate 29 at the 98 mile marker. Traffic control was provided until the roadway was cleared and the vehicles towed. • Deputy Clemens responded to a residence on 290th Street. The caller wanted to turn over drug paraphernalia that was found in the house. The caller is seeking a divorce action. Charges are pending more investigation.

• Deputy Cohrs transported another subject to Mercy Hospital for a mental evaluation. Dec. 11 • Deputy Clemens took an ongoing noise complaint in Persia. The source of the noise was located and subject advised of the complaint. • Deputy Denton stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation west of Missouri Valley on U.S. Highway 30. The subject was found to be drinking. Corey Odel,l Herman, Neb., was arrested and transported to jail. Odell was charged with OWI, speeding and manner of conveyance (loaded gun.) Dec. 12 • Deputy Knickman investigated a report of possible horse neglect. The horses were observed and the owners identified who said the horses have been sick and are being treated by a local vet. The horses will be checked again later. • Deputy Killpack assisted a subject who wanted to know the law on the eviction process. The caller said that they were behind on rent but wanted to know their rights. The process was explained to her.

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COURTHOUSE • Deputy Sieck stopped a vehicle in Pisgah for a traffic violation. The driver admitted to drinking alcohol. Charges are pending testing. • Deputy Killpack responded to a burglary of a residence on Liberty Avenue. A subject reported her big screen TV missing, which had just been rented from a rent-a-center. • Deputy Sieck responded to a residence on 335th Street for a reported theft. A lawn mower had been stolen from a shed on the property. Dec. 13 • Deputy Klutts transported a subject from the Polk County Jail on an outstanding Harrison County warrant. Dec. 14 • Deputy Cohrs transported a subject from the Pottawattamie County jail to the Harrison County Jail on an outstanding arrest warrant. • To report Crime Stopper information, please call (800) 2470592. • To report littering, please call (888) 6654887. Any criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

SMALL CLAIMS LP Noll, Inc. vs Billie Behredt, Missouri Valley • Portfolio Recovery Asso., LLC vs Enoch E. Heilig, Mondamin • Phoenix Recovery Group, Inc., vs Timothy F. Day, Pisgah • MM Finance LLC vs Craig Blair, Little Sioux • Merchants Credit Adjusters, Inc. vs John Hinkel, Woodbine • Michael Nielsen, Derek Nielsen vs Kayla Mau, Mondamin • Derek Nielsen, Liberty Landing vs Michelle Gamblin, Kevin Gamblin, Missouri Valley • Capital One Bank vs Crystal Clevenger, Neola SPEEDING • Herbert Booher, Mondamin • Irwin Strain, Missouri Valley • Brian Lazio, Missouri Valley • Lester Ferguson, Missouri Valley • Colin Krajicek, Denison • Jennifer Hall, Woodbine • Jay McMurray, Logan • Stephen Tremel, Woodbine • Marvin Klein, Dunlap • Cory Mether, Logan • Teri McClannahan, Persia • Zachary Stowe, Missouri Valley VIOLATIONS • Nicholas Hinrichsen, Moorhead, fail to maintain safety belts • Kelsey Deakins, Mondamin, failure to secure child • Cory Darr, Logan, no valid driver’s license; operation without registration • William Harvey, Portsmouth, fail to secure child • Paige Thurman, Missouri Valley, financial liability • Chelsie Hardy, Missouri Valley, unlawful passing of school bus • Linda Bender, Pisgah, open container, driver • Roger Meeker, Logan, violation

• Paige Thurman, operate without registration • Dakota West, Missouri Valley, fail to obey stop or yield sign • Cady Whiteley, Missouri Valley, fail to obey stop or yield sign DISTRICT COURT • State of Iowa vs Dillon Straight, possession of controlled substance. Deferred judgment for one year; unsupervised probation for one year; $315 penalty. • State of Iowa vs Jonathan William Miller, theft in fifth degree. Seven days in jail, all suspended and placed on unsupervised probation for one year. • State of Iowa vs Beau M. Ballantyne, disorderly conduct. Fine of $65 plus surcharges and costs. • State of Iowa vs Trevor Lee Risner, OWI and possession of controlled substance. Deferred judgment and one year unsupervised probation; ordered to obtain drug and alcohol evaluation; $1,250 civil penalty in the OWI charge. • State of Iowa vs Stephen Wohlers, driving while revoked. Thirty days in jail with all but six suspended; fined $315; placed on unsupervised probation for one year. • State of Iowa vs Robert Charles Smith, OWI first offense. Deferred judgment for one year; civil penalty of $1,250; unsupervised probation for one year. • State of Iowa vs Heather Jones, operation of vehicle without owner’s consent. Deferred judgment for one year; $625 civil penalty.

Caregiving project kicks ICGA/ICPB scholarships off in Harrison County Almost 20 family caregivers and others who work with family caregivers attended a kickoff event on Thursday, Dec. 1, at the Harrison County Extension office, Logan. The event explored issues surrounding family caregiving, and helping identify the assets and gaps in support services in the county. There also was an overview of the Caregiving in Rural Commun-ities project and the upcoming Extension programs scheduled for caregivers and their family members. Caregiving in Rural Communities, led by Iowa State University Extension & Outreach, is a project to help family caregivers learn to take care of themselves while caring for others. It also encourages family members and communities to explore the issues of caregiving and support the increasing number of people in a caregiving

role. “The person most likely to be providing care to an older person is an adult child. Also, research shows that spousal caregivers are more likely to provide care with help from adult children than to accept help from community supports or nonfamily members,” McKinnon said. Caregiving Relationships: Conversations on Aging, the first offering in the project, is a workshop especially for adult children of aging caregiving parents, is scheduled for Feb. 21,2011 in Logan at the extension center. The cost is free but registration is required. Information may be found online at h t t p : / / w w w . rrison or by calling 712644-2105. “My mom took care of my dad in his last years. He suffered from dementia and tended to wander.

As a family caregiver, my mom made challenging decisions and her daily routine changed dramatically. I really had no idea all that my parents were going through and how to talk with them about it,” shares Sandra McKinnon, Iowa State University Extension family life program specialist and facilitator for the Caregiving Relationships program. Funding for the project is provided by the Iowa West Foundation and AseraCare Hospice Foundation, and supported by local donations, Iowa State University Extension & Outreach, Agricultural Extension Districts of Harrison, Shelby, Fremont and Page counties, and Executive Services of Nebraska. For more information, contact Sandra McKinnon, or by phone (712) 366-7070.

Woodbine students may be applicable for The Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) and Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB) Iowa Corn Future of Agriculture scholarships. This year, Iowa Corn will award 10 scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing a degree in the 2012-13 school years. The Iowa Corn Growers Future of Agriculture Schol-arship program will award five, $500 first-year scholarships and five, $500 upperclassman scholarships for individuals who are pursuing a degree in agriculture or an agriculture related field. Applicants must be a member of ICGA or a dependent of a member. First-year scholarship applicants must be entering their first undergraduate year at an accredited junior college, college or university. Upperclassmen scholarship applicants must be entering at least their second year.

Scholarship applications are available online at /scholarship or by requesting one via email at corninfo@iowacorn. org. Applications must be postmarked by Friday, Feb. 3, 2012. ICPB works to develop and defend markets, fund research and provide edu-

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Hubbard named 2011 Outstanding Beef Producer On Dec. 5, the Harrison County Cattlemen’s Association gathered in Missouri Valley to celebrate the year and to honor notable local personalities for their contributions to Harrison County beef production. Murray Hubbard, rural Woodbine, was presented as the 2011 Outstanding Beef Producer. Murray was born and raised in Harrison County and has been an ongoing supporter of the cattle industry. Additionally, Murray and family developed the Lazy H Dude Ranch for Kids and the Lazy H Hunting Club and Sporting Clays that provides outdoor recreational opportunities in Harrison County. For the presentation, Murray was joined by two of his five children and grandchildren, and his partner, Linda Pryor. The 2011 Harrison County Youth Beef Achievement Award was

Murray Hubbard, center, received the 2011 Outstanding Beef Producer from the Harrison County Cattlemen’s Association on Dec. 5. Harrison Cattlemen Member Gordon Glennie presented him the award. Photo: Submitted presented to Ethan Earlywine, Mondamin, a 10-year 4-H cattle project member and 2011 Harrison County Fair King, now a student in agricultural business at Iowa State University. A special citation was presented to the extend-

ed Schaben family of Dunlap for their ongoing career of service to the Harrison County cattle industry. “The Schaben family has helped local cattlemen for multiple generations now, and we want-

ed to let them know how appreciated their service to the community is ,” According to Cattlemen President Lynn Wohlers, Next year’s Harrison County Cattlemen’s Asso-ciation banquet is set for Dec. 3, 2012.

SHIIP recognizes Sherwood The Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) is proud to recognize Ruth Sherwood at SW 8 Senior Services for 15 years of service to Woodbine and Harrison County as a SHIIP volunteer counselor. Sherwood first trained in 1996 and has assisted hundreds of people regarding Medicare. “To have a volunteer in one community dedicate 15 years to helping others is an inspiration to all of us. The time Ruth has dedicated to helping others through SHIIP is remarkable and a true symbol of her commitment to community service. Words cannot express the value of the services she has provided,” SHIIP State Director Kris Gross said. SHIIP, its sponsor sites and volunteers, provide free counseling and information to people with questions about Medicare and related health insurance. Individuals can make an appointment to meet with a SHIIP counselor at SW 8 Senior Services by calling (800) 432-9209. Counseling is by appointment only. The State of Iowa created SHIIP in 1990 in response to the statewide need for senior health insurance information. SHIIP provides free informational materials as well as one-to-one assistance with Medicare coverage, Medicare supplement insurance, long-term care insurance, Medicare and insurance claims and other related issues. SHIIP does not recommend insurance companies, plans or agents. The volunteers, trained by the State of Iowa Insurance Division, answer questions and provide impartial information to help people on Medicare make wellinformed decisions.

Kuhlman named as Red Cross Blood Drive held Dec. 6 Presidential Scholar at AIB Kara Kuhlman, Woodbine, has been honored as a Presidential Scholar at AIB College of Business, Des Moines, for the 2011 fall term. “Our Presidential Scholars are the best of the best,” AIB President Nancy Williams said. “Students like Kara have the ambition, the will, and the talent to shine here and to be rising stars in the business world. We challenge all our students to make the most of the educational opportunities at AIB in order to prepare for the careers they will be building in business. Kara and our other Presidential Scholars lead by example, inspiring everyone around them to aim higher and push harder.” To be named a Presidential Scholar, Kuhlman had to attain a grade point average of 3.80 or higher for the term. Kuhlman is earning an Associate in Applied Science degree in Business Administration and Leadership at AIB.

A Red Cross Woodbine Community Blood Drive held Dec. 6 at the Sacred Heart Church. Pictured here, Ben Andersen smiles after giving blood. Photo: Nikki Davis


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Woodbine Elementary students Adopt-A-Family From ADOPT Page 1 respective families, second, fifth and sixth grade teaming up, and fourth grade striking out on their own. The letters were sent home, complete with details of what the adopted family has requested according to the ages of the children, sizes of clothing and shoes they wear and more. “We try to encourage all of the children to bring something,” Eby said. “Even a can of food, a box of crayons, etc. is

appreciated by the families.” All of the work is done without ever knowing who it is for … but there is little doubt on why it is being done. “We tie our giving to a book we read, ‘The Family Under the Bridge,’” Royer said. “It’s about a homeless family in Paris that just wants a home. We have a tendency to take our nice, warm homes for granted, and all the three kids in the story ask Father Christmas to bring them is a

home. We have a good discussion on NEEDS and WANTS and what the difference is. It’s a good and tough lesson for some.” Second grade students use the opportunity to learn about giving. “We talk to the classes about giving to others and helping people from our community and surrounding communities that are in need,” Eby said. The lessons have been well learned and the students have collected a

plethora of items that adorn tables in their respective rooms. Fourth graders have collected blankets, toiletries, games, books, coffee mugs, food and more. Second and sixth graders have collected nine boxes of food, toys, clothing, paper products and more. Both classrooms have also been accepting monetary donations. “The money is used to purchase gift cards to local stores,” Eby said. The fourth grade stu-

dents proudly displayed some of their locally purchased gift cards donated to their adopted family. “It really is wonderful,” Royer said. “In the past, even students that can’t really afford to bring something in, are usually willing to share what little they have. It is amazing.” And sometimes so much is given, Royer has hopes that it will be able to be dispersed throughout the year, instead of only at Christmas. “These kids do such a

great job and donate so much,” she said. “The parent or parents could hold some of the items back to give to them on their birthday. After all, there is no Adopt-AFamily for birthdays.” Gift cards, toys, books, clothes and all had to be dropped of between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Dec. 19, at Logan City Hall. The teachers’ and students’ organization, collection and education is sure to bring smiles to two local families in need this Christmas.

Reaching for the stars: Harper named Macaroni Grill Spokesman From HARPER Page 1 career. “This job packs a hefty punch and the sky is the limit for how vast and deep this goes. It could be very possible that this job is my, ‘big break,’” he said. “I am happy to say that I am now a full time actor. This move to be a full time actor is fueled by my scoring of the Macaroni Grill. But I am aware that this could be a foolhardy move. I must now budget myself severly and bank on the faith that I will land on my feet. It could very well be received as a ‘break’ for me, but by no means have I made it. This is simply a chance for me to double down, refocus my energies and try even harder.” Adam is still in the learning process of the acting business to boot – learning the subtle differences in terminology. “Technically the Macaroni Grill is a national commercial, however, I have learned there is a difference between a ‘national’ and a ‘network’ commercial. So forget what you may have heard about the $60,000 paydays, or getting $200 every time it airs. I’m a non-union actor and get a flat fee. But I have a three year contract with the Macaroni Grill,” he said. “It doesn’t guarantee work, but it lays out a table for how much I will get paid if we film a fresh round of commercials. A big benefit is the exposure. I hope and am planning to have this job lead to other jobs. A calling card to producers who may be casting projects and proof to agents that I am ‘bookable.’” He mentioned this while making his way back to New York City,

where he now resides with his German wife, Hannah, on a train, with a laptop, just before heading to the store to purchase a blazer, luggage in tow, to head to an audition. Despite the fast pace lifestyle and hopeful beginning to a successful acting career, Adam’s roots are in Woodbine. Briefly. He was born in Woodbine and resided he until he was the ripe age of 2. “Tough times hit in the 80s and my parents relocated to Phoenix, Ariz.,” he said. “But I have two, foggy memories from Iowa: Eating Fig Newtons at my great grandparents’ (Francis, Sr and Bessie Harper) house and getting my head ‘bonked’ in a combine. We must have hit a bump and my head whipped back. Woodbine was never far from sight though. I have never witnessed a meeting of my dad and any of his other 4 siblings that has not involved riotous laughter and fond reminiscing of their old stomping ground.” But at age 2, Adam’s parents relocated him Phoenix, Ariz. His grandparents, Allen and Martha, moved not long after to operate a campground outside of Prescott, Ariz. There arememories. Ironically, some of them about Woodbine. “This was a place of many firsts for me, including my first job, washing dishes in the Whispering Pines camp’s kitchen,” he said. “During those long, solitude filled days, I often found my grandmother’s copy of the Woodbine Twiner in their living room. I am sure that, to this day, she

still has a subscription.” Adam remained in Arizona for college, where he studied theater at Northern Arizona University. His next step? Being a “ski-bum” in Telluride and Vail, Colo. A good time – but not as laid back as it sounds. “’Ski-bum’ is an odd term, because in order to be a ‘bum,’ you have to work your fingers to the bone to afford the rent in those resort towns,” he said. After that, though, is when decision time came. Move to LA? Or move to NYC? “NYC won out, even though there is less acting work to be found here,” he said. “I chose it for its lifestyle and swagger of the place.” Since moving to New York City, N.Y., he’s racked up a laundry list of a resume. He’s appeared on the theatrical stage as Johnny in “Dawn” at the Midtown International Theatre Festival, served as Fortinbras in Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” with the Southwest Shakespeare Company and more. He’s appeared in film and television as well, taking the lead in productions such as “Missing Links,” “Transitioning Phase” and “Something Like Reality.” He’s even made appearances in commercials for Heineken, Verizon Wireless, Comedy Central and more. And, of course, his latest addition – being the spokesperson for Romano’s Macaroni Grill’s “The Conn-oisseur” campaign running through 2014. And he’s determined to keep moving forward. “I have no time for error,” he said. “I just

hope and plan to have this job lead to others.” And he has advice for those looking for a chance in the spotlight. “As far as following your d r e a m s : Everyone says never give up, never surrender. Work hard, stay focused and never give an inch. But I find that compromise has worked well for me. Smart compromises can work out to a greater advantage than inflexible stubbornness. Although, come to think of it, there are a few words of wisdom I have written above my desk I try to keep in mind,” he said. “Know what needs to be done and create action. If you have the energy, do it. Make eye contact. People won’t remember what you say – they’ll remember how they feel. They are not interested in your process or your passion. What they want is the final product.” He’s sure to keep his own advice in mind as he moves forward with his career, wanting what he believes all Americans want. “Which is to work,” he said. “The odds are starkly stacked against me, but the economy here is on a notable upswing. Ulitmately, if this risk does not pan out for me, I can always get another job. I’ve done it before.” To follow where

Adam has been and is going, listen to his original songs, view his resume, see what he is working on and where he is filming, plus more, visit www.adamharper. org. “I am just an independent contractor working for Macaroni Grill right now,” he said. “That being said, I want this to be a monstrous success for them. But the real payoff comes from my family saying they are ‘proud.’ That sounds incredibly corny, but is the God’s honest truth.” Relatives still residing in the Harrison County area include Great Aunt Hattie and Great Uncle Burton Moores, Great

Aunt Iris and Great Uncle Francis Harper, Jr., Terri Ronk (cousin), Marc Harper (cousin) and a long list of distant relatives including both his Grandmother’s side: Roundy, Argotsinger, Fouts, Vandemark, Swift, Robertson, Peterson, Waite, Thompson, Thiles, Quick, Black, and Stepphun and even more Harrison County residents on his Grandfather’s side: Speake, Erlewine, Adams, Mefferd, Hutcheson, Wood, Purcell, Jenkins, Marshall, Stephany, Eby and Soukup just to name a few. As you can see, Mr. Harper’s roots run deep in Harrison County.

School Board: Impact of rising energy costs; contract offer from WEA From SCHOOL Page 1 with the watering of the football field during the dry spring, summer and fall. Vint also mentioned that the natural gas bill is increasing. “(As a district) we are going to continue to fall behind in this regard,” Vint said. “You, as a board, need to know that it is going to continue. Rate hikes have been pretty substantial and are going to turn into some dollars here.” Vint also told the board that for the first time in five years, all funds in the district are healthy. He said the General Fund has a $225,000 balance or a 144 percent increase. The PPEL (infrastructure) and Capital 1 funds also show increases. The superintendent said some of the money could be spent on infrastructure or technology but that he wanted to be conservative in budgeting uses for the money. “We are still paying $190,000 a year for the new building,” he said. The Activity Fund also has increased now

standing at $12,500. Vint told the board that this account has had some challenges in past years but that those problems are now in the past. “I think we have this fund solidified,” he said. Another healthy area for the district is its Nutrition Fund, he said, with $51,921 on hand. “We are buying two new tables and new steamer,” Vint said of the fund. The board also received the initial 201213 contract proposal from Tyler Knott, the chief negotiator for the Woodbine Education Association (representing the district’s teachers). Knott offered several planks to his proposal. Those points included insurance issues, a teacher evaluation tool, a policy revision for temporary leave of absences, provisions for a sick leave bank similar to that used by state employees, a funeral day allowance for the death of friends, and a proposal for an increase in base wages and salaries. The current

base for teachers is $25,950 per year. He proposed a $750 per year increase in pay. “We haven’t put anything on the base in for awhile,” Knott told the board. “We know the district has to watch every penny but we do have to work on this.” In other action, the board: • Received reports from both Vint and Board Member Beth Fouts on the recent Iowa Association of School Boards convention. Both said the convention provided them with a wealth of information on how to improve the district and an overview of educational issues facing the state. Vint stressed that one area he learned about is how other state agencies now receive funding that once went to education. One example he cited was for costs to run the prison system He said a student can be educated for about $8,500 a year while the cost to house one prisoner costs the state $31,000 per year. “A lot of monies that used to go to

education are now being redirected to other agencies,” he said. • Rod Smith, Woodbine, made a presentation on refurbishing and renaming the district’s track. Smith told the board that the cinder on the track is no longer available and the track condition has deteriorated to the point that larger drainage rocks are working to the surface. Smith said the current track limits the numbers of schools willing to compete at the district’s invitationals and also blocks the use of the track for district or state meets. He said he would like to see the district install an all-weather track, estimated to cost about $350,000. Volunteer energies and services could dramatically reduce those costs, he said. “I think the time is right to do this work,” he said. “I would like to see the track named for Coach Hummel. This is an opportunity to think about moving ahead.” He added that he thinks alumni of Coach Hummel’s teams and

students would donate most of the monies needed to install the allweather covering. The board is considering the proposal. • Heard a presentation by Tom Schafer, the district’s new IT official. Schafer told the board that is recommending replacing 25 computers, some network gear and purchasing five smart boards (three for the high school and two for the elementary). • Approved the purchase of a 2012 Chevrolet Suburban at a cost of $34,416.50 from Karl Chevrolet in Ankeny. Another higher bid was made by Woodhouse. The board approved the lower bid. • Named Board President Amy Sherer and Board Member Todd Heistand to represent the board in negotiations with the WEA. Under the current WEA proposal, the total cost in pay, insurance and benefits would be $113,691 to the district. • Approved board policies Series 200 – 209.

• Held the first reading of Board Policy 704.9 relating to gifts, grants and bequests to the district. This update was requested by two principals. • Hosted the first reading of Board Policies 210 – 216. • Approved the Preschool Policies and Procedures Manual for the Early Childhood Grant. The manual was developed after a similar document by the Missouri Valley Community School District modified to the needs of Woodbine’s program. • Acknowledged the purchase of a Trac phone to be used so parents have a contact for employees of the Tiger Tots/Latchkey programs after regular school hours. • Adjourned the meeting at 8:30 p.m. The next regular Board of Education meeting will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, in the district’s Board Room. All meetings are open and the public is encouraged to attend.

December 21, 2011


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December 21, 2011


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Season’s Greetings

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December 21, 2011

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Season’s Greetings

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Pre-Kindergarten students on ‘How to Cook a Turkey’

Tally Reisz, Second Grade

Morning Class Brodie: Cook it in the oven. Leo: Cook it in the oven for five minutes. Charlie: Cook it in the oven for six minutes. Jace: Cook it in the oven for 84 min… Wait, no. Just five minutes. Lauren: Cook it on the pan for 20 minutes. Aaron: Cook it in the oven for four minutes. Weston: Cook it in the oven for 12 minutes. Shawn: Cook it in the oven for 100 minutes. Owen: Cut it up and

then put it in a pan and cook it. Cash: Cook it in the oven for four minutes. Trevor: No answer. Wyatt: Cook it in the oven for six minutes. Felecia: Absent. Afternoon Class Aubrie: Bake it in a big pot for eight hours. Gavin: Cook it 10 hours. It will be done and fresh. Then put butter and pancakes and meat and stuffing on it. Carson: Put sausage on it. Bake it in the oven for

60 hours. Then put butter on it. Matt: Put pancakes on top. Then put it in the oven and cook it at five degrees for 1,800 minutes. Brody: Put spaghetti in it; make some cheese bread; and bake it in the oven for a medium time. Jax: Put it in the oven with a lot of butter on it. Put apples and banana and grapes on it. Get it a little hot for a long time; five hundred million minutes. Briana: Cook it in the oven for eight seconds.

Jozef: Put hot dogs and ham and chicken inside the turkey and push 10,269 on the oven. Gunner: Cook it in the oven. Adyson: Cook it in the oven. Turn the oven on just a little. Elise: Cook it a lot. You have to get up really early. Xander: Put stuffing in it and cook it in a big pan. Katy: Bake it in the oven. Put salt and pepper on it and stuffing. Bake it eight hours. When it beeps it’s done. Anna: No answer.

Pre-kindergarten through fourth grade Holiday Concert

Woodbine Community School District pre-kindergarten to fourth grade students all performed a few numbers together during the PreK through Fourth Grade Holiday Concert on Dec. 12. The large group of students performed: “Don’t Eat a Poinsettia,” “Glo-Glo-Glorious,” “Joy to the World” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.” The students were led by Woodbine Vocal Director Mary Beth Gergent. Photo: Kevin Brown The Woodbine Community School District pre-kindergarten through fourth grade students held their annual Holiday Concert on Dec. 12, under the direction of Mary Beth Gergen. Performances included: Prekindergarten: “Mittens and Gloves”

“Jingle Bells” “We Will Jingle” Kindergarten, first grade, second grade: “Rise Up Shepherd and Follow” “O Christmas Tree” “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” “Holly Jolly Christmas” Third and fourth grade:

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December 21, 2011


The Woodbine Twiner

Sports Lady Tigers suffer back-to-back losses the week of Dec. 12

Paige Hackman goes for the shot Dec. 16 against the West Harrison Hawkeyes. Hackman added nine points for the teams during the game and led in rebounds with nine. Photo: Nikki Davis

Dec. 13 MVAO: 14, 13, 15, 18: 60 Woodbine: 10, 9, 9, 5: 33 The Woodbine Tigers lost their fifth, consecutive game of the season on Dec. 13 in Manning, 60-33, against the MVAO Rams, although the young team continues to show improvement. “We saw a lot of improvement this game over our team’s performances from last week. As a team, we did a much better job with our spacing on the court. This helped us cut down our number of unexcused turnovers and created better quality shots,� Woodbine Head Coach Ryan Coenen said. “Unfortunately, they were just not falling for us on the night.� Leading the team in buckets was senior Shelby Hall, followed by sophomore Paige Hackman with seven. Melissa Sherer and Shelby Behrendt each put up five and Alyssa Blum and Bailee Meyer added three. Hackman, Blum and Sherer all hit a threepointer during the game. “Alyssa Blum did a great job of getting open and taking shots that normally fall for her. We did a good job finding her as a team, which was a focus of our going into the

game,� Coenen said. Behrendt and Hackman led the team in rebounds, Behrendt going four and four, offensive/ defensive, and Hackman taking seven defensive rebounds. Hall was quick on her feet for the team, taking eight steals on the night, followed by Blum with two. “We still turned the ball over too many times on unforced mistakes and need to address this if we want to find ourselves in contention in the fourth quarter of more ballgames,� Coenen said. “I think you could definitely say this was our best performance of the year as a team. We are starting to

find some chemistry with our substitution patterns and some continuity on our offense. We hung tough for three quarters with a superior team and I really feel the kids are beginning to trust what the coaching staff is trying to instill. MVAO shot the ball incredibly well on contended shots which made it tough for us to keep it close late. Our defensive rotations were much better on the evening and we located MVAO’s shooters on all but a few exceptions. If the girls continue to play like this, they are going to find themselves in some ballgames with a chance to come out on top here in

the near future. We’re improving every week just like every other team in the state. But we are starting to see a lot better awareness and understanding of the basic concepts we’ve been trying to install the past month.â€? The team headed to Mondamin to face the West Harrison Hawkeyes on Friday, Dec. 16, for what may be an entertaining game for fans ‌ on both sides. “Both ball clubs find themselves with zeros in the wins column. So someone is going to leave the gym feeling a lot better about themselves. We hope it’s us,â€? Coenen said.

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Shelby Behrendt, Woodbine No. 45, stretches for the rebound at the Dec. 16 game in Mondamin. Behrendt pulled in six rebounds for Woodbine during the game. Photo: Nikki Davis

Manage Your Money Carefully This Holiday Season As you know, the holiday season can be joyous, hectic, celebratory — and expensive. And while you certainly enjoy hosting family gatherings and giving presents to your loved ones, you’ll find these things even more pleasurable if they don’t add a lot more weight to your debt load. And that’s why you’ll want to follow some smart money-management techniques over the next few weeks. To begin with, try to establish realistic budgets for both your entertaining and your gift giving. When you host family and friends, don’t go overboard on your expenditures. Your guests will still appreciate your efforts, which, with a little creativity, can create a welcoming and fun experience for everyone. As a guiding principal, keep in mind these words attributed to Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the famous German poet and philosopher: “What you can do without, do without.� Set a budget and stick to it. And the same rule applies to your gifting. You don’t need to find the most expensive presents, or overwhelm recipients with the sheer volume of your gifts. This is especially true if you, like so many people, have been affected by the tough economy. Everyone you know will understand that

gifts don’t have to be lavish to be meaningful. Furthermore, by sticking to a budget, you won’t be tempted to dip into your longterm investments to pay for fabulous parties or mountains of gifts. It’s never a good idea to tap longterm investments for shortterm needs, but can be especially bad when your investment prices are down, as they may well be this year. So, if you want to stick to a budget but you don’t want to raid your investments, how can you pay for your holiday season expenses? If you can spread out your purchases, you may be able to pay for them from your normal cash flow. But if that’s not possible, you might want to consider “plastic� — your credit card. Using your credit card does not, by itself, need to amount to a financial setback, especially if you’ve chosen a card that offers favorable terms and you’ve already shown the discipline not to over-use that card. Just try to minimize your credit card usage over the holidays and pay off your card as soon as you can. Of course, you can make your holiday season much easier, financially speaking, if you’ve set up a holiday fund

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to cover your various expenses. While it’s too late to set up such a fund this year, why not get an early start on the 2012 holiday season? All you need to do is put away some money each month into an easily accessible account, separate from your everyday accounts. You don’t have to put in a great deal, but you do need to be consistent, which is why you may want to have the money moved automatically, once a month, from your checking or savings account to your holiday fund. When next year’s holiday season rolls around, you might be pleasantly surprised by how much you’ve accumulated. But for now, following some common-sense money management practices can help you get through the holiday season in financial shape — and that type of result can get your new year off to a positive start. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.

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Community HCCF grant reminder

Junior Optimist complete successful New or Used Hat, Gloves and Snow Boots Drive

The Woodbine Junior Optimist Club recently hosted a New or Used Hat, Gloves and Snow Boots Drive, ending Dec. 14. Donations were sorted and distributed to Harrison County residents in need. Junior Optimists who met to sort through the items to prepare for delivery included, front row, left to right, Kara Koke, Kaylynn Jensen, Kassidy Willis, Amanda Trierweiler, Krysta Jensen, Katie Payne, Macenzie Hicks and Morgan Trierweiler; in back, Matthew Waite, Kevin Lee, Jacob Ahrenholtz and Mikey Barrett. Photo: Submitted

The Chair of the Harrison County Community Foundation Susan Bonham, Logan, reminds Woodbine and all Harrison County nonprofit organizations $95,000 is available for grants. Applications are due no later than Feb. 1, 2012. Detailed application procedures, fact sheets and a link to the application may be obtained online at wa. Applications will only be accepted through the online system. Contact any board member for additional information. Please contact Dennis Nissen at (800) 794-3458 or dennis or Denise Cardos at with grant application-specific questions. All completed applications will be considered at the March

board meeting with notification of results in early April, 2012. Only organizations providing charitable services in Harrison County are eligible. They must be able to demonstrate broad community/county support and supply a copy of their 501(c)(3) IRS determination letter. Requests for general operational funds will not be considered. Board members of the Harrison County Community Foundation include: Chair Susan Bonham, Logan, (712) 644-2401; Vice Chair Alan J. Anderson, Esq., Logan, (712) 644-2485; S e c r e t a r y / Tr e a s u r e r Cindy Pryor, Woodbine, 647-2741; Nancy Cohen, Persia, (712) 488-6185; William Cunard, Missouri Valley,(712) 6422695; and Linda Lehan, Dunlap, (712) 643-5442.

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Track award Last minute gift ideas named in honor E O of Phil Hummel

If you are in any part of your being like me, you understand the panic coming from procrastination. What has gone from “well I have a month” to “well I have a couple weeks” to a frantic, “oh no! What is open tonight??” is a sadly all too common progression for me and I know many others. So it can be especially with Christmas presents. Admittedly, my Christmas list has dwindled through the years, but nonetheless it is important to meet those social needs. Here are a few ideas I am sharing for those quick, last minute gift needs. The ISU Garden Calendar. This annual work of art is a calendar, travel guide, horticultural reference and information index all in one. The theme of the 2012 edition is public gardens in Iowa, and each month highlights fun places to travel within the state for gardeners and those who love nice sights. Throughout the year, the calendar dates provide tips for timely activities geared to Iowa conditions. The Garden Calendar is available from County Extension Offices and also online on the front page of the ISU Extension store ( w w w. e x t e n s i o n . i a s The cost



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is $6 per calendar. For flower, insect, wildlife, etc. identification books, there are few better than the Golden Guide series. I haven’t purchased one recently, but the copy for flowers I have in the office was priced (yes admittedly years ago) at $1.95. Even at $10 they are great colorful, user friendly guides loaded with clearly written and helpful information. A good pair of work gloves and-or boots. Gardeners, farmers, livestock workers all can use appropriate hand and foot wear, and they keep through the winter well! Gift certificates to garden centers, catalog vendors of garden or nursery stock, hardware stores, or even public garden memberships (see the first point) work well. And many may be purchased online with a bit of net surfing. You might even develop a redeemable coupon for friends and family that promises your own skilled work. Sure you will do it anyway, but this can be a fun

and somewhat formal way to gift yourself. These are the sorts of gifts that usually give back to the giver as well. On a closing note, I mentioned that my gift list is increasingly limited. Here is an idea that two friends of mine and I developed a few years ago that has turned out to be fun, and it doesn’t have to be tied to a direct calendar date. Each year, we each find some person that we note “needs” a gift of some sort, and then we get them something appropriate. The fun comes in getting together and sharing with each other the story of the gift. It doesn’t have to be anything huge, but just points out that the act of giving is rewarding and fun… especially when you can share it with others. Have a safe and happy Christmas/ Holiday season! For more information, contact Rich Pope at the Harrison County Extension office at or 712-644-2105.

Loess Hills grant funds available Loess Hills Grant Funds are now available. The Loess Hills Alliance Protection Committee announces the release of grant applications to any person, agency, group or community who’s project supports the goals to protect and or preserve the natural and cultural resources of western Iowa’s Loess Hills region. Grants will be awarded, on a competitive basis, for projects that benefit one of, or all of the seven Loess Hills counties in western Iowa. Grant awards require a 3 to 1 match, with not more than 10 percent inkind contributions. Grant applications may be obtained by contacting the Loess Hills Alliance, 318 E. Iowa Ave., Onawa, IA 51040, or call (712) 433-2400.

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Completed applications are due by Jan. 20, 2012, with awards to be announced in March, 2012.

The Iowa Association of Track Coaches (IATC) honored the late Phil Hummel of Woodbine by naming the Class 1A Boys’ Track Award the “Phil Hummel 1A Boys’ Track All-State Coach of the Year” award. The IATC recognizes All-State and At-Large Coach of the Year coaches for track and cross country for boys and girls and in each class, voted on by members of the IATC. Coach Hummel had a long standing and active membership in the IATC, as well as being a successful coach. His passion was 1A boys’ track. Hummel was a past president of the IATC. The recipient of the “Phil Hummel 1A Boys’ Track Coach of the Year” award was Randy Hinkel of Madrid, (a West Harrison graduate). Pictured, Rod Smith, Woodbine, was a recipient of a 1A girls’ track At-Large award for the 2011 season and gave a moving tribute to Hummel. Photo: Judy Adair

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Predict the total amount of snowfall in inches as measured by the National Weather Service for Woodbine, Iowa, from Dec. 22, 2011 to March 31, 2012, to enter the “How Deep will It Get?” contest. The entry with the closest prediction will win $75 in Woodbine Dollars. Entry deadline for the “How Deep Will It Get?” contest is 5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012. Drop off your entry form at The Woodbine Twiner Office or mail to: The Woodbine Twiner, “How Deep Will It Get?” contest, P.O. Box 16, Woodbine, IA 51579. OFFICIAL RULES No purchase necessary. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter. Official entry forms are printed in the The Woodbine Twiner. Only those forms will be permitted. No electronic duplication of the forms will be allowed. One entry per person. Entry forms must be turned in at the Woodbine Twiner office before 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012. The winner shall be the person who correctly predicts on the Entry Form the total snowfall from Dec. 21, 2011 to March 31, 2012 in Woodbine. The total snowfall will be determined by the National Weather Service Station responsible for Woodbine. The prize shall be subject to such additional terms, conditions and restrictions (including but not limited to, expiration dates). In the event of a tie, a random drawing will be held at the Woodbine Twiner office. The prize will consist of $75 in Woodbine Dollars. The winner will be notified promptly after the drawing. Employees and family members of The Logan Herald-Observer and The Woodbine Twiner are not eligible for this contest. Copies of the official rules are available at The Woodbine Twiner office.

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December 21, 2011

The Woodbine Twiner

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LEGALS PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF SELF SERVICE STORAGE FACILITY SALE TO: Cathy Searcy 23 7th St. Woodbine, Iowa 51579 The following described personal property will be sold at Public Sale on the 7th day of January, 2012: The contents of Storage Unit #28, Larsen Woodbine Storage, 302 Haw-thorne St., Woodbine, Iowa 51579. The unit was rented by Cathy Searcy. The said personal property was located at Larsen Woodbine Storage, 302 Haw-thorne St., Woodbine, Iowa 51579. The sale will take place at 11:00 A.M. at Larsen Woodbine Storage at 302 Haw-thorne St., Woodbine, Iowa 51579. Larsen Woodbine Storage By John C. Larsen, owner 51-2

PUBLIC NOTICE WOODBINE CITY COUNCIL December 12, 2011 Special Minutes Mayor William H. Hutcheson called a special meeting of the Woodbine City Council to order Monday, December 12, 2011, at 12:10 p.m., in the City Conference Room for Police Chief Applicant interview. Council members Nancy Yarbrough, Brenda Loftus, Jim Andersen and Noel Sherer answered roll call. Councilmember Bob Stephany arrived at 12:35 p.m. Others in attendance were David Todd, Randy Vandemark, Alan Ronk, Joe Gaa and Lois Surber. Moved by Andersen, seconded by Loftus, to go into closed session at 12:11 p.m. to interview Police Chief Applicant David Todd. The Mayor put the question on the motion and roll call vote was answered by Yarbrough, Loftus, Andersen and Sherer voting aye. Moved by Yarbrough, seconded by Sherer, to end the closed session and return to open session at 12:50 p.m. The Mayor put the question on the motion and roll call vote was answered by Yarbrough, Loftus, Andersen, Sherer and Stephany voting aye. The meeting adjourned at 12:57 p.m. William H. Hutcheson, Mayor ATTEST: Lois Surber, City Clerk 51-1

Seig Drainage District .Elizabeth Lenz, Drainage Clerk, spoke to the board regarding brush control in the Seig Drainage District. Earlier this year the project had been put on hold due to the flooding and the required releases from the landowners along the ditch due to there being no right of way easements. The board believes the brush control should be completed and ordered the drainage clerk to contact the Drainage Attorney, Jennifer Mumm, for the required paperwork needed to obtain the releases. With business of the day completed, the Board adjourned on a motion by Pitt, second by Utman. Unanimous approval. ATTEST: Susan Bonham, Auditor Robert V. Smith, Chairman November 3, 2011 The Board of Supervisors met in session with all members present. The current agenda was approved on a motion by Pitt, second by Utman. Unanimous approval. Harrison/Monona Bridge Tom Stoner, Engineer reported that the east end of the bridge had collapsed and he feels that it is unrepairable. Current, this bridge has been closed. Mr. Stoner will start the permanent closure process. Handwritten Warrant .......A handwritten warrant in the amount of $3,753.19 to US Bank was presented to the Board. On a motion by Utman, second by Pitt, the Board approved this payment. Unanimous approval. Vacation Policy Auditor Susan Bonham reviewed the vacation policy in place for nonunion employees. It was recently discovered that the Public Health and Homemaker departments are not following the policy. Mrs. Bonham will be asking each department head for a solution on this problem and will keep the Board informed. The Board is in agreement that the vacation policy be followed as described in the employee handbook. Employee Allegations An employee met with the Board to voice concerns about the treatment of employees within the office. The Board will inform the County Attorney that an investigation is needed. With business of the day complet-

ed, the Board adjourned on a motion by Pitt, second by Utman. Unanimous approval. ATTEST: Susan Bonham, Auditor Robert V. Smith, Chairman November 10, 2011 The Board of Supervisors met in session with all members present. The current agenda was approved on a motion by Utman, second by Pitt. Unanimous approval. .....................Visitor: David Thien Engineer Tom Stoner, Engineer, met with the Board. General discussion. No action needed. Native Wine Permit Missouri Valley Antiques requested a premise change. Motion to approve by Utman, second by Pitt. Unanimous approval. City Elections The city elections results were canvassed. Certificates and abstracts were signed. Closed Session Jennifer Mumm and Judson Frisk requested a closed session with the Board. Motion to go into closed session under Iowa Code 21.5 (1) (c) was made by Pitt, second by Utman. Roll call vote: Pitt, aye; Utman, aye; Smith, aye. The Board went into closed session at 10:00 a.m. At 10:17 a.m., Pitt made the motion to come out of closed session, second by Utman. Roll call vote: Pitt, aye; Utman, aye; Smith, aye. The Board approved the hiring of HR Systems on a motion by Utman, second by Pitt. Unanimous approval. Seig Drainage District .A letter and waiver, drawn up by Attorney Ashley West, was presented to the Board to allow the District to complete brush and weed control along the Seig ditch. This is required due to the fact that there is no right of way along the ditch. The Board approved the letter as presented on a motion by Pitt, second by Utman. Unanimous approval. Elizabeth Lenz, Drainage Clerk, will contact Ms. West and direct her to send the letter and waiver to the appropriate landowners. Upon receiving all waivers, brush control will be completed. Claims .........Claims, as presented, were approved for payment. With business of the day complet-

ed, the Board adjourned on a motion by Pitt, second by Utman. Unanimous approval. ATTEST: Susan Bonham, Auditor Robert V. Smith, Chairman November 17, 2011 The Board of Supervisors met in session with all members present except Smith. Motion to approve the current agenda was made by Utman, second by Pitt. Unanimous approval. Utility permits Ron Bell, Assistant to the Engineer, presented utility permits for the Board to sign. Chairman Pro-Tem Pitt signed the permits. Handwritten Warrant A handwritten warrant to US Bank in the amount of $4,722.31 was approved on a motion by Utman, second by Pitt. Unanimous approval. With business of the day completed, the board adjourned on a motion by Utman, second by Pitt. Unanimous approval. ATTEST: Susan Bonham, Auditor Gaylord Pitt, Chairman Pro-Tem November 23, 2011

The Board of Supervisors met in session with all members present. The current agenda was approved on a motion by Pitt, second by Utman. Unanimous approval. Engineer Tom Stoner met with the Board. Mr. stoner said his office had a complaint from Margaret Hansen regarding tree trimming along the road right of way. Mr. Stoner will inspect the area. Abatements Treasurer Renee King presented the following tax statements for abatement: Parcel # 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 3 7 0 1 0 0 0 , 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 3 9 0 1 0 0 0 , 400001878900000 and 080000313500000 all being drainage taxes. Junked mobile homes that the 2nd half taxes will be abated: junking certificates 430103548, 43013546, 430103543, 430103531, 430103535, 430103545, 430103522, 430103521, 430103515, 430103518. Motion to approve by Utman, second by Pitt. Unanimous approval.

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC The 2012 Republican Precinct Caucuses will be held on Tuesday, January 3, 2011 at 7 p.m. at the locations listed below for each precinct. Precinct Name Caucus Site Address City Magnolia Zion Lutheran Church Hall. 672 Park St., Magnolia Woodbine City Main Street Chamber, 313 Walker St., Woodbine Douglas Lincoln Boyer Main Street Chamber, 313 Walker St., Woodbine St. John Twp., Mo. Valley HS, 605 Lincoln Hwy., Mo. Valley Missouri Valley City Mo. Valley HS, 605 Lincoln Hwy. Mo. Valley Logan City Logan Community Center, 108 W. Fourth St., Logan Calhoun Jefferson LaGrange Logan Community Center. 108 W. Fourth St., Logan Little Sioux Pisgah Methodist Church, 398 Front St., Pisgah Jackson Allen Pisgah Pisgah Methodist Church, 398 Front St., Pisgah Harrison Dunlap, Dunlap School LIbrary, 1102 Iowa Ave., Dunlap Clay Taylor, Cincinnati Modale, Mondamin Church of Christ, 207 N. Noyes St., Mondamin Morgan Raglan, Mondamin, Mondamin Church of Christ, 107 N. Noyes St., Mondamin Cass Union, Washington Persia, St. John’s Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 203 Main St. Persia. The Precinct caucuses will perform the following functions: A. Take the Presidential Preference Poll B. Elect 2 persons, Republican residents of the precinct to serve on the County Central Committee. C. Elect delegates and alternate delegates to the Harrison County Republican Convention held on Saturday, March 10, 2012. D. Propose and vote on platform planks to send on to County Convention. Voter Registration forms will be available to register or to update your information. Paid for by the Harrison County Republican Party.

PUBLIC NOTICE WOODBINE CITY COUNCIL December 14, 2011 Special Minutes Mayor William H. Hutcheson called a special meeting of the Woodbine City Council to order Wednesday, December 14, 2011, at 12:15 p.m. at the Main StreetChamber Office for Police Chief Applicant interview. Council Members Nancy Yarbrough, Brenda Loftus, Jim Andersen and Noel Sherer answered roll call. Others in attendance were Michael Ludwigs, Alan Ronk, Joe Gaa and Lois Surber. Moved by Yarbrough, seconded by Loftus, to go into closed session at 12:16 p.m. to interview Police Chief Applicant Michael Ludwigs. The Mayor put the question on the motion and roll call vote was answered by Yarbrough, Loftus, Andersen, and Sherer voting aye. Moved by Andersen, seconded by Sherer, to end the closed session and return to open session at 1:05 p.m. The Mayor put the question on the motion and roll call vote was answered by Yarbrough, Loftus, Andersen and Sherer voting aye. The meeting adjourned at 1:06 p.m. William H. Hutcheson, Mayor ATTEST: Lois Surber, City Clerk 51-1

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PUBLIC NOTICE HARRISON COUNTY SUPERVISORS PROCEEDINGS October 27, 2011 The Board of Supervisors met in session with all members present. The current agenda was approved on a motion by Utman, second by Pitt. Unanimous approval. Previous minutes were approved on a motion by Utman, second by Pitt. Unanimous approval. East Kelly Lane Bridge Tom Stoner, Engineer, presented a consultant agreement with Sundquist Engineering for design of the East Kelly Lane bridge. Motion to approve by Utman, second by Pitt. Unanimous approval. Handicap Door ....Kathy Peterson, maintenance, requested installing a panic bar on the handicap door that would allow employees/customers to exit the building after the building has been secured each evening. The door would automatically lock after the person has exited. Board agreed.

Flooding Tom Oswald, Will Utter and Dean DeKoter from Iowa Homeland Security met with the Board. Others attendees included: Rick Shearer, Liz Lenz, Larry Buss, Larry Oliver, Kent Thomas, Lyle McIntosh, Mason Hansen and Steve Mefferd. Mr. Oswald wanted to gather more facts about the levees and take a tour of the area so that the information could be taken back to the task force (recovery bureau). Concerns about the Rand Cut were discussed. The normal spring rise of 3 feet will start the area to flood again, but not as much as earlier this year as the river isn’t as high. Mr. Mefferd (IDOT) is very concerned about the possibility of flooding Interstates 29 and 680, and Highway 30. Mr. DeKoter discussed loan program with FEMA. With business of the day completed, the Board adjourned on a motion by Utman, second by Pitt. Unanimous approval. ATTEST: Susan Bonham, Auditor Robert V. Smith, Chairman 51-1

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The Woodbine Twiner

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radio talk shows, wrote, produced and appeared in company advertising and televised preview shows. Her career also included employment as a fashion designer for two local department chains. She produced fashion shows and extravaganzas often

traveling to New York and working with designers on trends for the shows. She has worked with local store owners to incorporate local shopping in fashion presentations. She is the owner of a public relations firm and current the

Executive Director of the Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce. She also writes for local weekly newspapers and several blogs and websites. Additionally, Nowak’s authored the book, “The ABC’s of Windowhood,” which

New Year’s is fast approaching and often in our haste getting ready in the morning we make fashion mistakes that we think no one will notice. I am going to suggest that for 2012 you take a moment to make some fashion resolutions: Shoes and accessories Look down at your shoes. Are they worn, scuffed or out of date? The shoe sets the tone for an outfit and if they appear shabby the entire look is lost. Additionally if your accessories look cheap the outfit suffers – there are so many fabulous finds out there at inexpensive prices that there is no reason not to look stylish whenever you step out

the door. C o u n t e r f e i t Accessories – do you meet people on the street corner asking if you want a bargain – a Rolex for $35.00 or a Louis Vuitton for $100? Wow you think; what a bargain and who will know. People who sell fakes appeal to people who are insecure. Carrying a fake designer bag is not going to make you more popular. There are so many great accessories available to the consumer today that you can get an amazing piece of jewelry, bag or belt at reasonable prices and the piece will look fabulous. Strive to be an authentic you rather than a fake wannabe.

Ill- Fitting Clothes what’s wrong with a little cleavage or your thong hanging out – nothing really but there is a time and place to flash your assets (in the bedroom) and not the office. Proper fit will always insure that you look prepared for any occasion. Save that trendy see-through camisole for the party you are going to. Your jackets, sweaters and trousers should fit like a glove – neither too tight nor too loose. The drop on the trousers should fit you snugly. If they hang low you should check your waist measurements or realize that the pants were cut for someone taller. Make sure you look at

your clothing you put them on – does the pants need to be hemmed or are the seams ripped. When people see you looking disheveled they assume wrongly that you are lazy. A tailor could fix the trousers easily within minutes. A rule of thumb is if you have to spend a lot of money to tailor your clothing choose another style. Most important is to make sure you wear the right undergarments – many times the fit is due to the wrong bra. There are people in department stores that can assist you in finding the right pieces for you. Outdated Looks - you know the pieces –

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PAT NOWAK FASHION sweaters that were popular in 2000, bell bottom pants that you saved from the seventies. No, no, no, no and NO? It is time to support your local Goodwill and give those pieces away. If you have not worn them in one year you aren’t going to start now. Hair and Make-up – often we dress in the most amazing dress and then we step out in outdated make-up or hair that is

past its prime – long flowing tresses after a certain age. Let’s make it a habit to keep current. Stop at a make-up counter for a consultation; it costs nothing and can assist you with updating you cosmetic needs. Also there are loads of books that you can use to find a modernized hairstyle. In 2012 promise yourself that your New Year resolution is to look refined, refreshed and stylish.

HCC support local youth through charitable auctions The Harrison County Cattlemen sponsored two, charitable auctions during its Dec. 5 annual meetingThe first was a trophy auction which raised $6,250 to support the Harrison County 4-H cattle program. Trophy categories and winning bidders were: Grand Champion Market Beef, Community Bank;

Reserve Gr. Champion Market Beef, Farmers Trust and Savings Bank; Champion Market Steer, United Bank of Iowa; Reserve Ch. Market Steer, Stephany Coe Insurance; Champion Market Heifer, Farm Credit Services, Todd Cohrs; Reserve Ch. Market Heife, Fouts Funeral Home; Supreme

Female, First National Bank of Logan; Reserve Supreme Female, First National Bank of Logan; Champion Rate of Gain, Cogdill Farm Supply; Champion Packer’s Choice, O’Neill Angus; Champion Senior Beef Showman, Shelby Veterinarian Clinic; Champion Intermediate Beef Showman,

Washington County Bank, Blair, Neb.; Champion Junior Beef Showman, Lazy H, Murray Hubbard; Supreme Cow/calf Pair, Cooper Polled Herefords; Champion Produce Steer, Cogdill Farm Supply; and Champion Produce Heifer, Peoples National Bank.

The Harrison County Cattlemen are renowned for providing scholarships to local youth. There were five recipients of $1,000 Jerry Hull Memorial Scholarship, including: Scott Manhart, Neola, attending Iowa Lakes Community College; Blaire Shelton, Modale, attending South Dakota

State University; Karli Michael, Logan, attending Morningside College; Ethan Earlywine, Mondamin, attending Iowa State University; and Austin Schaben, Dunlap, attending Northwest Community College. A scholarship auction that night raised over $5,300.

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December 21, 2011

The Woodbine Twiner

Sports Tiger grapplers split win/loss Dec. 16

Darin Peterson, 182, pinned MVAO’s Ken Brunning in a quick 1:02 Dec. 16 at a home double dual. Photo: Nikki Davis Dec. 15 Double Dual Exira-EHK Spartans The Woodbine Tigers opened its Dec. 15 double dual with a match against a small Exira-EHK team, taking the meet with an easy 53-16 win. Exira-EHK left nine open weight classes, seven of which the Tigers had filled, allowing forfeit wins for: Alex Whiteing, 106; Ian Brown, 113; Cade Meeker, 120; Tanner Hedstrom, 132; Malachi Mentink, 138; Mason Mentink, 145; and Josh Matusik, 152. Both the Tigers and the Spartans were open at 220 and heavyweight. The wrestling began when Gavvon Shafer, 160, took on Traber Andersen for a quick match. Shafer took the pin in 43 seconds. Matt Monahan, 170, found himself in a tough match against Trey Sander. The grappling was up and down, with Monahan ahead after the first period, 3-2. However, after Sander managed two escapes and a takedown in the second, he pulled ahead, 6-5. One

more escape and a takedown by Sander before the end of third gave Sander the decision, 9-5. Darin Peterson, 182, started aggressive and ended aggressive with a 1:29 pin. His performance was followed by match between Woodbine’s Blake Barnum, 195, and Kodie Haas. The match lasted a mere 1:13, with both wrestlers spending time on their backs. Haas got the upper hand half way through the first period, and pinned Haas’ shoulders to the mat for the win, adding six for Exira. Lucas Hedstrom, 126, ended the meet for Woodbine, facing Evan Hansen, but lost one point for Woodbine and gave one to Exira due to conduct, pushing the score to 35-16 before three open weight classes left the score at 53-16. MVAO Rams After an easy win against the Spartans, the Woodbine Tigers struggled against a tough MVAO team, losing the dual in a 45-34 battle. Matt Monahan, 170,

started the Tigers out with good momentum, with a 9-0 major decision over Andy Berry to put Woodbine up in points first, 4-0. Darin Peterson, 182, followed suit, making quick work of Ken Brunning in a 1:02 pin, pushing the Tigers ahead, 10-0. And open Tiger weight class at 195 put MVAO on the board, 10-6. Blake Barnum, in at 220, took on an aggressive Derik Via. Barnum managed two for the takedown when the clock first started, but via wrestled for the one for the escape. A near fall and another takedown by Barnum had him ahead in points, 6-1, before earning the pin in 1:14, pushing Woodbine up 16-6. An open heavyweight class for Woodbine added an easy six for MVAO, leaving the score close at 16-12. Alex Whiteing, 106, faced Adam Uhl in a devastating match when Whiteing found himself pinned in 56 seconds, pushing MVAO ahead, 18-16. Ian Brown, 113,

Mason Mentink, 145, struggles in his match against MVAO’s Steven Schaffer. Mentink won the match with a 5-1 decision. Photo: Nikki Davis faced a similar fate, being pinned by Cody Hopkins in a 35 second match, giving MVAO a solid, 24-16 lead. Cade Meeker, 120, put the kaibosh on the MVAO pinning streak, when he spent 40 seconds turning the tables by pinning Michael Joes to push the score close again, 24-22, MVAO. Lucas Hedstrom, 126, followed Meeker’s example and came out aggressive, taking a 1:14 pin over Will Kluver, to push Woodbine ahead 28-24. It was the last time the Tigers would hold the lead on the night. Tanner Hedstrom, 132, fell in 22 seconds, pushing MVAO back in the lead, 30-28. The score jumped

to MVAO, 36, Woodbine, 28, after Malachi Mentink, 138 was pinned in the second period. Brother and teammate Mason Mentink, 145, wasn’t going to let the Tigers remain scoreless, and won a hard fought battle against Steven Schaffer in a 5-1 decision, pushing the score 39-28, MVAO, with two matches left. Josh Matusik’s, 152, and Nate Rudd’s, 160, matches looked similar, Matusik falling first in 1:47 and Rudd in 1:49, allotting MVAO an additional 12 points to complete the dual with a loss for the Tigers, 45-34. Statistics were not available at press time for the home Double Dual Tournament on Dec. 17.

Results will be printed in the Dec. 28 edition of The Woodbine Twiner. The Tigers enter the holiday break with a dual record of 7-5. “It, for some reason, is always hard to get the individuals and the team through holiday break and keep them focused,” Head Coach Matt Mentinksaid. “We did not look good on Saturday or perform up to par. Hopefully, with some mental and physical rest over break, we will see how short a season it will be to Sectionals and start working harder and doing the things we are being coached and asked to do. I hope everyone has a happy and safe holidays.”

Tigers Basketball Team take the V against the Hawkeyes Dec. 10 Woodbine: 83 West Harrison: 77 The Woodbine Tigers went on the road for an exciting game against West Harrison Hawkeyes on Dec. 10, tallyingitsthird win on the season with an 83-77 win. The Tigers pulled ahead in the first quarter and never looked back, although the points margin was never out of reach for the Hawkeyes, coming within four points in the final quarter of the game. Sam Powers rallied for points for Woodbine, tallying 20 of the team’s 83. He was followed by Levi Brown with 18, Jameson Delaney, 17, Drew Radloff and Seth Willis with nine each, Davis Hackman with eight and Jay Radloff with two. “Looking at our scoring, everyone that was on the floor performed well on offense for us, but Levi Brown really surprised me with his offensive play,” Head Coach Kyle Bartels said. “Levi came off the bench for us and gave us 18 points, which was huge in this game. Sam Powers, Jameson Delaney and Drew Radloff also did a great job on offense.” Defensively, several Tigers managed steals on the night, such as D. Radloff, Brown, Delaney

and J. Radloff with two each. Hackman and Willis added one each. D. Radloff was up for two blocks during the night and Willis, one. Rebound efforts were found by D. Radloff with 15, nine defensive and six offensive. He was followed by Powers with 13, J. Radloff with 10 and Delaney with nine. “Our team played the great man-to-man defense against West Harrison. They are a very athletic team, wanting to push the ball up the floor and get lay ups. I think we forced them to shoot shots they weren’t used to shooting, which was our goal going into the game,” Bartels said. According to Bartels, the key point of the game was the team’s free throws in the second half. “We made just enough to give us the win, but we still need to make more. We are missing out on too many free points at the line,” he said. Eighteen of the team’s points came from free throws, out of 38 possible points at the line. Brown and Delaney both went 4-for-6 and Willis, 2-for-4. “I was surprised how our guys responded. I think it shows we are growing as a team and the players are growing individually. We had a hard loss at Walnut, and our guys came out play-

Sam Powers led the team in points against the West Harrison Hawkeyes on Dec. 10 on the road in Mondamin with 20. Photo: Nikki Davis

Davis Hackman added eight points for Woodbine Dec. 10. Photo: Nikki Davis

ing as a team and playing hard,” Bartels said. “It is good to see t h a t they c a n r e -

over the holiday break, but will be back on the court Tuesday, Jan. 3,2012 facing neighbors, the LoMa Panthers for a 6 p.m. contest in Logan and play at home at 6 p.m.,

spond like that. It will help us as our season moves on.” The Woodbine Tigers will receive some break time


Friday, Jan. 6, 2012 against the Whiting Warriors before traveling to Westside for a 6 p.m. game Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012 against the Ar-WeVa Rockets.

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