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The Official Newspaper of Woodbine, Harrison County, Iowa February 9, 2011

Volume 133, Issue 6



Guilty plea trims 50 counts to one

TAKES Red Hats The Red Hats will be going to the Pizza Ranch in Harlan for lunch and a meeting Feb. 14. To drive or get a ride, meet at 11:45 a.m. at the Woodbine United Methodist Church. Lunch begins at 12:30 p.m.

Lodge 647 food drive collection Woodmen Lodge 647 of Woodbine is collecting food for the Harrison County Food Pantry during the month of February. Check local stores for collection boxes.

NIKKI DAVIS Editor Twelve American soldiers with ties to Woodbine will receive a special Valentine’s Day surprise this year … cards from Woodbine Elementary and Junior High students. Since 2002, Woodbine Elementary School second grade teacher Mary Eby, has spearheaded a type of pen-pal program between soldiers with Woodbine ties and Woodbine students. This year, 12 soldiers have been adopted by the students, 11 of them Woodbine graduates: Kyle Outhouse, U.S. Airforce, stationed in Qatar; Bryan Jablonski, U.S. Army, Iraq;

Scholarship opportunity Applications are available for the Nick Newberry Scholarship. Contact Tim Marshall at the Woodbine Community School (6472227) or Mary Jane Foutch for applications. Due date is March 1.

Legion Auxiliary to meet The American Legion Auxiliary will meet at 2 p.m. Feb. 17 at Rose Vista Home. Following the meeting, auxiliary members will host a bingo party for Rose Vista residents. Auxiliary members, please remember to bring cookies and bingo prizes. Contact Lavonne Stenzel with questions at 647-3220.

Schlichtemeier pled guilty Jan. 31 ANDREW J. NELSON OWH News Service

HCCB offers hawk/owl program Join Harrison County Conservation Board for a program about hawks and owls at 2 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Willow Lake Recreation Area near Woodbine. Participants will see live hawks and owls from Nebraska Raptor Recovery and learn about their importance. We will be disecting owl pellets. There is no cost or registration. If program needs to be rescheduled because of weather, it will be posted on Harrison County Conservation Board’s Facebook page. For more information, call 647-2785 ext. 12.

HC American Legion to meet Harrison County American Legion Auxiliary meeting will be held 7 p.m. Feb. 23 at the American Legion Hall, Missouri Valley. Contact Ada Isom, 712-642-2669.

Meghan Hardy, Army National Guard, Afghanistan; Joshua Malone, Army National Guard, Afghanistan; Robert Neligh, Army National Guard, Afghanistan (not a Woodbine graduate, but married to Bev Steppuhn, a Woodbine graduate); Matthew Lowther, Army National Guard, Afghanistan; Andrew Cohrs, Army National Guard, Afghanistan; Rob Shafer, Army National Guard, Afghanistan; Gary Duysen, Army National Guard, Afghanistan; Michael Sutton, Army National Guard, Afghanistan; Nathan Johnson, Army National Guard, Afghanistan; and Jon Shaffer, Army National Guard, Afghanistan. Eby and her fellow staff members work See LOVE Page 6


Legal experts say a plea deal in four crash deaths could free Schlichtemeier in his early 40s. If an Iowa judge accepts a plea agreement, the 22-year-old pickup truck driver accused in the deaths of four motorcycle riders on Interstate 29 might not be an old man when he gets out of prison. Prosecutors this

week recommended 50 years in prison for Andrew Schlichtemeier, who is accused of four counts of vehicular homicide. Each charge carries a maximum sentence of 25 years. But in Iowa, criminals not sentenced to life — or whose crimes do not carry a mandatory minimum sentence — are eligible for parole as soon as they get to prison, said Clarence Key Jr., executive director of the Iowa Board of

Parole. “That hardly ever happens,” Key said. Under the plea deal — which calls for two consecutive 25-year sentences and two more 25year sentences to be served at the same time — Schlichtemeier could be paroled in 10 to 20 years, legal experts said Tuesday. Four riders died in the Aug. 9, 2010, crash: Jay Bock of Omaha, Neb.; Steven Benscoter of See PLEA Page 6

Former Woodbine banker Kenneth Waite pleads guilty to one count out of a 50count indictment MIKE BROWNLEE OWH News Service COUNCIL BLUFFS – A plea deal reached on Feb. 2 ended the federal criminal trial of former Woodbine banker Kenneth Waite. Waite faced a 50count indictment involving a series of bank transactions from October 2004 through November 2005 while at Commercial Federal Bank in Woodbine. He pleaded guilty to one count, making false statements in loan applications or renewals. In exchange for his guilty plea, the U.S. Attorney’s Office agreed to waive the 49 other counts. See WAITE Page 6

Harrison County VISTA employee in Woodbine Crime Stoppers back in business NIKKI DAVIS Editor

NIKKI DAVIS Editor Harrison County Crime Stoppers is back in business. The group was officially disbanded by the state back on Aug. 6, 2007 after neglect of filing a biannual report and board members who were facing health issues of their own or family members to be active enough to keep the organization strong. Only two people attended the November 2007 meeting. The lack of interest and disbandment of See HC CS Page 6


Alana Smith’s face may be new in Woodbine and will only be here through November, but the Volunteers in Service to America employee hopes to have a longer impact on the City of Woodbine. Smith, age 24, was hired by the city in conjunction with the Iowa Energy Corps and AmeriCorps. Her salary

Confusion still lingers on ‘Odd-Even’

Legislative coffee The Logan Kiwanis Club and Logan Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a legislative coffee at 10 a.m. Feb. 12 at the Logan Community Center. Senator Jim Seymour and Representative Matt Windschitl will give updates of legislative action and answer questions.

NIKKI DAVIS Editor Woodbine Police Chief Andy Arndt has been made aware some confusion still surrounds the City of Woodbine ’s addition to Chapter 69 regarding odd-even parking during winter months.

According to ordinance 69A, after the first snow emergency is declared for the City of Woodbine (which will be announced on most major television and radio stations and is already in force for 2011), the new “odd-even” rule will be put into place until April, or until snow

no longer poses a threat to residents. The ordinance states that on days of the month with odd numbers, such as the first, third, fifth, etc …, residents are asked to park on the side of the street with odd numbered addresses, such as 509 or 507 Walker St. and on


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Editorial Another astonishing interview



Spring to bring celebration(s)


unxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow on Feb. 2, which, according to legend, means we will be seeing spring sooner than if he had seen his shadow. I am sure everyone will agree that is good news! The sooner we see spring, the sooner we see many exciting events coming up. The Woodbine Main Street Chamber annual celebration is in the spring. This celebration is a huge event for our Main Street Chamber. Not only do we get to visit with our neighbors and friends, we get to celebrate and display the accomplishments Main Street has achieved over the past year. We get to announce upcoming projects and projects in the works. This year our celebration will be held March 25. Please mark this date on your calendar so when a board member visits with you about purchasing tickets, you will be available to attend. Our Main Street Chamber budget is dependent on a good attendance for this celebration. While the projects we have completed are funded by the business owner and Main Street grants, our daily operations, required meetings with the IDED and all our expenses are dependent on the money our board raises through the celebration, fundraisers and investment/membership in the Main Street Chamber. We are dependent on the generosity of our community to keep Woodbine in the Main Street program. Soon the board will be visiting you about our investment/membership drive. It has been three years since our last pledge drive. The funds we received from that drive have kept us going, but that drive is coming to an end. We need to raise funds to keep our program viable for another 3 years. This pledge drive is not only for business owners, we also have individual investment/memberships available. If you are interested in becoming an investor/member, please contact our Main Street Chamber office or board member. Spring, hopefully, is just around the corner. A chance to start anew. A chance to start growing again.

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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February 9, 2011

ast week proved to be just another one of those astonishing interviews for me. It wasn’t really with any one, amazing person … it was with an amazing company. Two words … Tommy Gate. I hear some of you laughing, but in my approximate seven years here, I’ve only been to Tommy Gate once before – to have lunch with a friend. So I went in the front door where the offices are, to the kitchen and out the door again. This time was different. VERY different. I wanted to do a story on Tommy Gate’s latest expansion. I wanted to do a positive story for the company and the community. So, after a few e-mails with Bill Wendt, Keith Frances, Chris Blandford, TJ Blandford and Lila Blandford, it was set! I was going to get to meet with the owner (Lila), her two sons (TJ and Chris) AND Bill Wendt for an interview. Oh, yes. I was terrified. That’s a lot of important people in one place at one time … then there was me. But I was almost speechless when I arrived. (Trust me. That’s quite hard to accomplish.) Bill and Lila offered to take me on a tour. I am not one to pass up an opportunity like that, so I jumped on the chance. I was given protective goggles and away we went … Have you ever been there? If not, you might not realize what’s right under your own nose. I had a hard time swallowing the enormity of the building and its contents and am afraid I may have gotten lost within the building had Lila, Bill, Chris and TJ not been there! I was also (pleasantly) surprised at the plethora of familiar faces as I saw that I walked through. I just couldn’t believe how big of a staple Tommy Gate is to the community, and that I’ve worked here for that long without truly understanding the enormity of what Tommy Gate means, brings and provides to Woodbine … not to mention the awesome products they produce. Yes. The products! The equipment was amazing and gigantic! Seeing it first hand made me feel so small. I was pretty much intrigued by the laser cutter where they took full sheets of metal and could program the machine to cut precisely where they wanted. They made our Woodbine Twiner sign outside of our building with that machine, Bill told me! I never knew! How cool! I also really enjoyed the crimping machine (I don’t know if that’s its real name) where they were bending these gigantic sheets of metal. Another machine I liked was the programmable welder. My husband is a welder by trade, and I teased him mercilessly that those


machines will put him out of a job … but he told me there still has to be someone there to run the machine. Oh … and they had these experimental vans where the engineers tested new products. So I guess the vans were experimental in themselves, but just vans used to test new products. I was transfixed on the gigantic painting “booths.” That includes the heat drying area. Seriously, these things were like garages inside the building … and there were three! Yes, three! Two to paint the actually lifts, and a third, loner one apart from the other two, used to paint replacement parts and pieces. Unbelievable. There’s so much more to my time there, my tour, but in short, the tour was quite the eye opener, crammed full of information I never knew. I can’t thank Lila, Bill, Chris and TJ enough for their patience with my questions and their time. Oh, but wait! There’s more! Did you know it only takes Tommy Gate approximately 24 hours to crank out one of their original lifts? Yes. You heard me. Twentyfour hours. And you should see the way they keep it all straight with an assembly line and a mailbox. I know that doesn’t make sense to you – but it does to me! AND … Tommy Gate has reached out locally. (I might write a full fledged story on this at a later date.) They have reached out to Triple C Roofing who is now applying a certain kind of coating currently available on only one of their lifts. But that might change in the future! Stay tuned … Oh, yes. Let me not fail to mention this, as well, in a Woodbine community striving to be green. They recycle! All of those unused portions of sheets of metal from that laser thingy, they send back to the company and thecompany recycles it! So, again, I just want to thank Bill, Lila, Chris, TJ, Keith and everyone else for their time and efforts. I really enjoyed myself and also would like to kick myself for not making any earlier attempts to visit or tour the Tommy Gate facility.I was impressed. I left feeling overwhelmed and excited!

Snow: More than you wanted to know


ast year seemed to be our turn, and now it is the Northeastern States. That is, with regard to unusually heavy and persistent snowfall. While we escaped the brunt of the storm earlier this week, it has been described as the largest snowstorm in terms of area in the history of the U.S.; at one point Wednesday there were blizzard warnings posted in 11 states! As I listened to various news reports, it struck me that there are many words used to describe winter precipitation. Here are a just few. • Snow crystal: An individual, usually sixsided unit of ice crystal. They form from condensing water vapor in the air and form around a central particle of dust or other material. • Snowflake: a loosely grouped puff-ball of up to around 100 individual snow crystals. • Ice crystals (also

called diamond dust): Small needles or columns or plates of ice that are not in the classic hexagonal shapes. • Rime: A coating on grass, branches and trees formed when fog with tiny, cold water droplets freezes nearly instantly on a cold. • Freezing rain: Caused when snow falls through a warm zone in the atmosphere, and then re-cools near the surface, freezing readily on cool surfaces surface (last week’s storm began with a mixture of rime and freezing rain coating windshields, sidewalks and streets) • Hoar: a type of rime, but where the crystals that form on surfaces grow into a fuzzy covering (Hoary means graywhite and furry) • Powder snow: Loose, light snow that has not been compacted appreciably. Powder snow plus wind results a ground blizzard, where a

EXTENSION OFFICE RICHARD POPE Harrison County Extension Program Coordinator roadway may become impassable even on a bright clear day. • Snow pellets (also called graupel): White, opaque grains of ice that are round or can be conical. Snow pellets range up to 1/5 inch in diameter. • Snow grains: very small, white, opaque grains of ice smaller then snow pellets; they can drift more easily. • Corn snow: A term most often used with skiing, when a snow surface alternately melts and then refreezes leaving a rough, granular surface. Finally, how about a word that was coined in Iowa, and is used around the world today, blizzard? A blizzard is a

severe snowstorm that is defined by the wind, visibility and duration. To be a blizzard, a snowstorm must have winds over 35 miles per hour that last at least three hours, and with less than ¼ mile visibility. The word blizzard was first published in Emmet County, Iowa in April of 1871 to describe the violent winter storms of the prairie. The word may be derived in part from German, for a lightning strike “blitzen.” (And yes, “donner” is, in fact, thunder!) For additional information, contact Rich Pope at the Harrison County Extension office at or 712-644-2105.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Mister President Barack Obama Subject: Poor Peoples Stimulus Package or P. P. S. P. DEAR EDITOR: Your pleading with Wall Street to act in a responsible way indeed was needed. Much has been done with little response, huge sums of money, with little accountability. This is a few ideas that would help, directing help to main street, those that need help the most, stimulus from the bottom up. Why not utilize food stamps, using them not only for food, but also use them for seed, plants, gardening tools and supplies. Improving the situation of people, increasing the supply of food, helping the economy at the lowest level, possibly

bringing down the cost of food, much can be raised in small flats, vacant lots, produce of many kinds in season. Also expanding the season with such things as potatoes, parsnips, winter squash and etc. We have seen food .riots in the world, shortages in many places, a plan of this kind would cost pennies compared to what is spent on other places, much of it gone, and nothing to show for it. LOREN MANN

Woodmen of the World Lodge 647 currently sponsoring HCFP food drive DEAR EDITOR: At this time the Woodmen of the World Lodge 647 is sponsoring drive for the Harrison County Food Pantry. We

have placed collection containers at Dollar General and Foodland in Woodbine for donations of non-perishable food items, paper products, and personal care items for those in need. “Hunger lives here” and we need your help! The donation boxes will be in place until mid February. We thank these businesses for their assistance with our project. During these stressful economic times and cold weather there is increasing need. Friends and neighbors, we are hoping for your generosity for this urgent cause. We realize that many of you give through on-going projects at your church and other organizations. It is certainly not our wish to detract from those efforts, but we just want to provide another convenient opportunity for all to share with those in need. Please look for our donation boxes and join us to support this worthy cause. I especially worry

about children, elderly and those facing health problems. Much needed items include: Non-perishable food: canned goods, fruit, vegetables, soup, etc. Macaroni and cheese, tuna, peanut butter, pasta and much more. Personal Care Products: shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste and brushes, body soap, disposable diapers (larger sizes), sanitary products, disposable razors, shaving cream, lotion, etc. Household needs: laundry soap, cleaning supplies, toilet paper, paper towels, dish soap, foil, plastic wrap and other. We wholeheartedly thank you in advance for your generous donations of items for this worthy cause. Friends and neighbors, “It’s the right thing to do!” Sincerely, LINDA PRYOR WOW Lodge 647 Food Drive Chairman 647-2326


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February 9, 2011

Church OBITUARIES DELORES MYER Funeral services for Delores Myer were held at 10 a.m., Jan. 31 at the Christian Church in Logan. A prayer service was held Jan. 30 at the Logan Memorial Chapel in Logan. Pastor Ron Riley officiated. Organist was Vicki Koenig and vocalist was David Dickinson with selections, “The Old Rugged Cross” and “Just a Closer Walk With Thee.” Honorary pall bearers were Calvin Johnsen, Dr. Phil Myer, Lyonal (Tommy) Clodfelder, Jack Myer, Bucky Hughes and Jack McMillen. Casket bearers were Tim Johnston, Marcus Myer, Kent Kersten, Matthew Myer, Mitchell Myer and Kent Clodfelder. Delores Ruth “Dee” Myer, 76, of Logan, passed away Jan. 27 at Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs. Dee was born Sept. 20, 1934 in Logan to Emmitt and Minnie (Peters) Pettit. Dee graduated

from Logan High School with the class of 1952. She then attended cosmetology school. In 1970, Dee opened Dee’s Beauty Shop and operated it for many years. Dee also did hair at Westmont Care Center in Logan for 30 years, Longview Home in Missouri Valley as well as several local funeral homes. Dee enjoyed making cakes and decorating them, upholstery, sewing and quilting. Dee was preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Bernice Merchant, Doyne Willard, Norma Stoddard; brothers, Roger, Ken, Leonard, Ralph, Don, Dale and Robert. Survivors include her son, Jay Myer and wife Myrna of Wadsworth, Ohio; daughter, Laurie Johnston and husband Tim of St. Louis, Mo.; grandsons, Matthew Myer, Marcus Myer and wife Jessa, Mitchell Myer. Final resting place was Harris Grove Cemetery near Logan. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested

WCS School Lunch Menu Wed., Feb. 9: Pancakes, egg omelet, tri tater, fruit. Thurs., Feb. 10: Chicken gravy, mashed potatoes, corn, fruit, biscuit. Fri., Feb. 11: Chili, cole slaw, fruit, cinnamon rolls, sandwiches. Mon., Feb. 14: Popcorn chicken, fruit, tri tater, broccoli/cauliflower, cookie, sandwich. Tues., Feb. 15: Taco salad, peas, fruit, muffin, sandwich. Wed., Feb. 16: Pork fritter, French fries, corn, fruit.

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Pastor Rev. J. Samuel Subramanian, Ph.D. 647-2304 647-2347 Sunday 8 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Worship at 10:30 Tues., Thrift Shop 9 - 2, 5:30 7 p.m. Wed., 6 p.m. Prayer Group; 1 & 3 Thurs. 7 a.m. Weight Loss Group; 6:00 p.m. Tae Kwon Do. Ushers: Boy Scouts 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: Don Clark Elders: Phil Lubbers & Don Lantz Deacons: Peter Ryerson, NOrma Rock, Fred McBath, Tom & Judy Erlewine, Joe Book Deaconess: Mary Lantz Song Leader: Dencil Hammack Greeters: Gwen & Stan Wolkins 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 Worship Service 6:30 class.

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Wed. 7:00 p.m. prayer service SACRED HEART PARISH CATHOLIC CHURCH Father Howard Fitzgerald 647-2931 643-5808 Masses: Saturday, 4 p.m. in Woodbine,Woodbine 2nd & 4th Sunday 8:30 a.m. Dunlap 1st, 3rd, 5th Sunday 8:30 a.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturdays: 3:15-3:45 p.m., or any time by request. 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. LIFELINE ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH Pastor Ray Sorenson Assoc. Pastor Hank Gruver 1207 Harrison St., Dunlap, IA - 643-5475 Sun.: 9:30 a.m., Sunday School; 10:30 a.m., Morning Worship; Thurs.: 7 p.m., Intercessory Prayer. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS Logan, IA Vance Gardiner, Branch Pres. 644-3495 646-2310

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to the Logan Fire and Rescue Department or the Jennie Edmundson Cancer Fund. Logan Memorial Chapel 215 N. Fourth Ave. Logan, IA 51546 712-644-2929


Funeral Services for Bernice Wolf were held at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 5 at the Fouts Funeral Home in Woodbine. Officiating was Elder Francis Harper. Marty Smith played “How Great Thou Art” and a recorded selection of “Bridge Over Troubled Water” was played. Honorary pall bearers were Steve Ehlert, Jerry Espeseth, Brian Kessel, Scott Kessel, Travis Schwarte and Marty Smith. Bernice Claudine (Cornelius) Wolf, 63 of Woodbine, died on Tues., Feb. 1, 2011, at Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs. She was born Aug. 12, 1947, to Claude William and LaVonna Olive (Black) Cornelius in Dunlap. She was raised in Dunlap and graduated from Dunlap High School in 1965. Bernice worked at Murphy’s Bar after her graduation. She then

lived in Council Bluffs, Harlan and Des Moines before moving to Woodbine in the early 1980s. Bernice made address labels for businesses and individuals for a time. Bernice had the wonderful ability of calling family and friends when they needed to hear a caring voice. She was always available by phone. She enjoyed being the family historian. She also enjoyed sharing recipes with her family. She loved photographs and putting together photo albums. Bernice enjoyed hosting the annual Easter egg hunt for her family. She also enjoyed being outside and going for long walks. Bernice was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Lawrence “Jiggs” Thompson; and sister, Lois Smith. She is survived by three sons, Terry Hamblen and his wife Kim of Sioux City, Michael Hamblen of Woodbine, David Hamblen and his wife Karla of Dunlap; 12 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; four sisters, Sharon Espeseth of Council Bluffs, Lucille Crilly of Dunlap, Florence Belle and her husband Merwin Hall of Dunlap, Patsy and her husband Larry Hedger of Kankakee, Ill.; and many other relatives and friends. Bernice’s ashes will be interred at a later date in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Dunlap. Fouts Funeral Home in Woodbine was in charge of arrangements. Fouts Funeral Home 501 Normal St. • Woodbine Ph: 712-647-2221

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

Sunday: 9:50-10:50 a.m. Sunday School; 10:50 a.m.noon, 6-7 p.m., Celebration Service. Wednesday: 7 p.m. - ?, Prayer Service.

ST. JOHN LUTHERAN CHURCH, E.L.C.A. Dunlap, IA Carla Johnsen, Pastor 643-5495 643-5575 9:15 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m.Worship 11:30 a.m. Fellowship/coffee hour

MOORHEAD CHRISTIAN CHURCH Pastor Mike Brown Sun., Worship 9 a.m., Coffee Hour 8 a.m. Sunday school 10:00 Elders: Steve Houston, Phil Meaadows, Judy Houston, Nancy Meadows Deacons: Emogene Andrews, Conni Anderson, Nancy Hinkel, David Henderson Deaconess: Mary Cumming Greeters: Todd and Casey Pape & family Candlelighters: Jonathan Moorhead and Lyle Nichols

BETHESDA LUTHERAN CHURCH, E.L.C.A. Moorhead, IA Carla Johnsen, Pastor 8:45 AM Rally, Sunday woirship and 3rd Gr. Bible Sun. 9:45 a.m. Fellowship/Coffee Time 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. THE BELIEVERS TRAINING CENTER Carmen Goodrich, Pastor 647-3233 647-2223 Wed.: 7:30 p.m., Bible Study and Youth. Sun.: 9:30 a.m., Worship; 7 p.m., Evening Service. MISSOURI VALLEY SUNRISE COMMUNITY Rev. David McGaffey Church of the Nazarene 2225 Hwy. 30, Missouri Valley, IA 712-642-3708

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MONDAMIN BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor Harley Johnson Mondamin, IA Sunday school 9:30 a.m., Sunday Worship Service 10:30 a.m.; Sunday - Youth Group ‘Magnolia Fire Escape’ 7:30 p.m. at Magnolia Fire Hall Wednesday Family Nights 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. (during school year. FIRST UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Missouri Valley, IA Rev. Barbara Todd Sun.: 9:00 a.m.Adult Sunday School. 10:00 a.m., Worship; 11:15 a.m., Sunday School for all ages. Faithful Wednesday dinner 6:30 p.m.Youth 5:30-7:30.

Free tax services available to low and moderate income families Free tax preparation services will be available in southwest Iowa for low and moderate income families as part of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program sponsored by the Southwest Iowa Making Connections program. For more information about the program, call 712-755-3104. To make an appointment for the Harrison County site, call 712-644-2105. Residents in Harrison, Shelby, Audubon, Rural Pottawattamie, Cass, Mills, Montgomery, Fremont and Page Counties are eligible to participate. Services will be provided by IRS trained volunteers who will utilize the Tax Wise software to complete returns. Only Basic Federal and Iowa returns will be processed including Forms 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ. Most returns will be electronically filed and to speed up the return process participants are encouraged to have a savings or bank account, although it is not required. Locations and times are limited, available on a first come, first serve basis and are open to low and moderate income families who have income below 200 percent of poverty. For example, yearly income should be less than $36,620 for a family of three, less than $44,100 for a family of four, less than $51,580 for a family of five, etc. In rural southwest Iowa the Making Connections program is sponsoring VITA sites in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service and ISU Extension with financial support provided by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. A Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program operated by AARP Tax Aide is also available at the Broadway Methodist Church, First Street and Broadway, Council Bluffs. No appointments are made. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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By Sheriff Pat Sears Jan. 28 • Deputy Clemens transported a mental patient from Mercy Hospital to Logan for a court hearing. • Deputy Clemens is investigating criminal mischief on 280th Street. Jan. 29 • Deputy Doiel stopped a vehicle in Magnolia for a traffic violation. The driver was found to be intoxicated. Sheri Finken of Woodbine was arrested and transported to jail. Finken was charged with OWI third offense, failure to wear safety belt and open container of alcohol in a vehicle. Jan. 30 • Deputy Killpack took another report of ongoing phone harassment. Charges are pending. • Deputy Knickman checked on suspicious activity in Mondamin. Jan. 31 • Deputy Heffernan took a criminal mischief report on Monroe Avenue. A vehicle had been parked on the roadway and the windows broken out. • Deputy Clemens assisted Missouri Valley Police with a welfare check. The subject was located and found to be in need of medical attention. The subject was transported to the hospital by rescue. • A total of 45 subjects were booked into jail for the month of January. Forty-five males and 13 females were booked with a daily average population of 18 prisoners. Feb. 3 • Deputy Klutts assisted Missouri Valley Police with a domestic assault. The male subject was arrested by Missouri Valley Police and transported to jail by Deputy Klutts. • Deputy Cohrs is investigating the theft of a large amount of copper wire. The wire was taken from a business south of Dunlap. Thieves entered a locked structure to steal the wire. • To report crime stopper information call 1-800247-0592. • To report littering call 1-888-665-4887. Any criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

SMALL CLAIMS • Debra Stewart, Chad Stewart, Logan vs Drive Santander Consumer USA, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas • LF Noll, Inc. vs Renee Springston, Norman E. Springston Jr., Logan • General Service Bureau, Inc. vs Mark Schnackenberg, Karen Schnackenberg, Missouri Valley • NP Dodge Real Estate vs Shelly D. Cunard, Missouri Valley • ABA Recovery Services Inc. vs Duane W. Meier, Persia • Brasel Self Storage vs Michael Thomas Block, Dunlap • HFH Group LLC vs Michael S. Oehler, Missouri Valley VIOLATIONS • Jodan Michael Allmon, Missouri Valley, financial liability • Corona C. Martinez, Denison, financial liability • Gary Jensen, Modale, no license or permit • Jacob Jensen, Modale, manner of conveyance; hunting by artificial lights; pursuing, kill, trap, buy, sell; no license or permit • Judy Sorey,

Woodbine, fail to maintain control • Nathan Hess, Dunlap, failure to maintain safety belts • Brian Hemenway, Logan, failure to maintain control • Anthony Peterson, Missouri Valley, financial liability • Wade Garren, Persia, operation without registration; financial liability coverage • Brandon Fender, Logan, failure to obey sign and yield right of way • Lori McWilliams, Pisgah, operation without registration • Randy Hillman, Mondamin, open container, passenger • Douglas Jipp, Logan, manner of conveyance • Brenda Bostwick, Missouri Valley, failure to maintain safety belts • Michael Fields, Missouri Valley, dark window/windshield • Kaitlyn Bonsall, Dunlap, operating nonregistered vehicle • Grant Nelsen, Denison, failure to yield upon left turn • Benjamin Petersen, Dunlap, MIP person under legal age • Christopher Groninga, Dunlap, MIP

person under legal age • Scott Thorpe, Missouri Valley, speeding • Dustin Collier, Missouri Valley, speeding • Troy Dawdy, Missouri Valley, speeding • Stephanie Mahder, Missouri Valley, operate without registration DISTRICT COURT • State of Iowa vs Nikkilas S. Taggart, driving while license denied or revoked. Sixty days in jail and fees. Sentence suspended and placed on unsupervised probation for one year; on charge of driving under suspension, $1,000 fine and 26 days in jail. • State of Iowa vs Mark Vandemark, theft in the fourth degree. Deferred judgment. Unsupervised probation for 180 days, $315 civil penalty. Ordered to enter into plan of restitution. • State of Iowa vs Dustin Lawrenson, forgery. Deferred judgment.

Unsupervised probation for 180 days. Ordered to make full restitution. Civil penalty of $750. • State of Iowa vs Jacob Harker, burglary in the third degree. Five years in jail and fine of $750 plus surcharges. Jail sentence suspended and placed on supervised probation for three years. Ordered to enter into plan of restitution. • State of Iowa vs Waynea C. Rollins. Count I, possession of controlled substance and amended Count II possession of cocaine. On possession of cocaine, fined $625 and sentenced to 90 days in jail. On possession of marijuana, $625 fine and 90 days in jail. Sentences to run concurrent. All but 30 days of incarceration suspended and placed on unsupervised probation for one year. • State of Iowa vs James Briggs, contempt. Thirty days in Harrison County Jail.

Tips for HCHPH for enjoying a Winter Wonderland We learned a lot last year during the severe winter weather we faced. Living in the Midwest, we have learned we are likely to face some type of severe winter weather at some point during the winter season. That could mean snow or subfreezing temperatures, as well as strong winds or even ice or heavy rainstorms. One of the primary concerns is winter weather’s ability to knock out heat, power,

and communication systems for days at a time to your home or office. The National Weather Service refers to winter storms as “Deceptive Killers” because most deaths are indirectly related to the storm. Instead, people die in traffic accidents on icy roads and of hypothermia from prolonged exposure to the cold. It is important to be prepared for winter weather before it strikes.

Step 1: Get a Kit Get an Emergency Supply Kit that includes items like non-perishable food, weather, a batterypowered or hand-crank radio, extra flashlights and batteries. Thoroughly check and update your family’s emergency supply kit before winter approaches and add the following supplies in preparation for winter weather: rock salt to melt ice on sidewalks and driveways, sand to improve traction, snow shovels, other snow removal tools and also include adequate clothing and blankets to keep you warm. Step 2: Make a Plan Take the time to prepare your family. Make a Family Emergency Plan. Your family may not be together when disaster strikes, so it is important to know how you will contact one another, how you will get back together and what you will do in case of emergency. Identify places where your family will meet, both inside and outside of the immediate area. Keep in mind; it may be easier to make a long-

distance phone call than to call across town, so an out-of-town contact may be in a better position to communicate among separated family members. It is also a good idea to inquire about emergency plans at places where your family spends time: work, daycare and school. If no plans exist, consider volunteering to help make one. Step 3: Prepare your Home Make sure your home is well insulated and that your have weather stripping around your doors and windowsills to keep the warm air inside. Insulate pipes with insulation or newspapers and plastic and allow faucets to drip to prevent freezing. Learn how to shut off water valves in case a pipe bursts. Keep fire extinguishers on hand, and make sure everyone in your house knows how to use them. House fires pose an additional risk as more people turn to alternate heating sources without taking the necessary safety precautions. Take time to find out what you

should do to help elderly or disabled friends, neighbors or employees. If you have a car, fill the gas tank in case you have to leave. In addition, check or have a mechanic check your car’s operating system to ensure it is able to withstand winter temperatures and road conditions. Step 4: Know the Terms that are used to Identify Winter Weather Understand the differences between freezing rain and sleet, Winter Weather Advisory, Winter Weather Watch and Winter Weather Warning. While the differences may seem subtle, knowing the difference can save your life. Finally, when a winter storm warning is issued stay indoors during the storm. If you must go outside, several layers of lightweight clothing will keep you warmer than inside a single heavy coat. Gloves and a hat will prevent loss of body heat. Walk carefully on snowy, icy walkways. If your pipes freeze, remove any insulation or layers of newspapers and wrap pipes in rags.

Completely open all faucets and pour hot water over the pipes, starting where they are most exposed to the cold. Maintain ventilation when using kerosene heaters to avoid build-up of toxic fumes. Refuel kerosene heaters outside and keep them at least three feet from flammable objects. Avoid traveling by car in a storm, but if you must, carry an emergency supply kit in the trunk, keep the car’s gas tank full of gas and let someone know your destination, your route and when you expect to arrive. Learn about the emergency plans that have been established in your area. In any emergency, always listen to the instructions give by local response officials. For further information on how to plan and prepare for winter storms as well as what to do during and after a winter storm, visit: Federal Emergency Management Agency at, NOAA Watch at, or the American Red Cross at

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February 9, 2011

Community Label collectors rewarded: Fourth graders collect 3,572

The fourth graders took their label collecting seriously for the first semester of school and were rewarded with a CUBS sponsored pizza party. The students were, and are collecting for the second semester: My Coke Rewards; Land O’ Lakes jug caps; Campbell’s Soup’s Labels for Education; Box Tops for Education; Our Family UPC codes; Best Choice UPC codes; Sunny Delight UPC codes; Nestle water bottle labels; Tyson Project A Plus tear strips; Casey’s Tear Strips for Pizza; Pizza Ranch Wagon Wheels; Kellogg’s Movie Lovers Collection tokens; pop tabs; and old printer cartridges and cell phones. All in all, the elementary students brought in 8,180 labels, caps and UPC codes. Totals include: fourth grade, 3,572; third grade, 1,274; fifth grade, 848; kindergarten, 873; second grade, 456; pre-kindergarten 3, 313; first grade, 295; pre-kindergarten 4, 278; sixth grade, 271. Photos: Submitted

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Woodbine Youth Library introduces new books: Sure to entertain BOOK BLURBS WENDY DOYEL WOODBINE YOUTH PUBLIC LIBRARIAN

So far this winter we’ve been through two blizzards and below freezing temps, and it’s only February! There’s still a lot of winter to go before we’re treated to the nice spring time weather, so to break up these long, dragging winter days come into the youth library for a movie, leaf through a magazine, bring a friend and play a board game or browse through our many books and take a look at some of the new ones! Teens: The ABC’s of Rock by Melissa Duke Mooney – Twenty-six of the most iconic musical acts in history, from AC/DC to ZZ Top. Aerosmith: Hard Rock Superstars by Jeff Burlingame – An unauthorized rockography The Ramones: American Punk Rock Band by Brian J. Bowe – An unauthorized rockography Night Star: the immortals by Alyson Noel Flirt Club by Cathleen Daly Hacking Timbuktu by Stephen Davies – Sixteen-yearold Danny Temple and friend Omar use their computer and parkour skills to follow clues in an Arabic manuscript to the mysterious cliffs of Bandagara in Africa seeking an ancient treasure. Sweet Treats & Secret Crushes by Lisa Greenwald Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John – As 18 year-old Piper gets to know the five flavors of Dumb, her classmates rock band, some hidden talents, secret crushes, and crazy rock music emerges. Destiny’s Path by Frewin Jones – Book two of the Warrior

Princess series. Solitary: Escape From Furnace Book 2 by Alexander Gordon Smith – In this second book of the Furnace series, Alex Sawyer faces solitary confinement for his failed escape from Furnace prison and struggles not to let the hellish pitch-black silence overwhelm him. Smile for the Camera: A Memoir by Kelle James – A true story of a girl escaping abuse in a small town only to be exploited in the big city, and how she overcame both. The Midnight Charter by David Whitley Blank Confession by Pete Hautman – Shayne, a new and mysterious student, appears at high school one day, befriends the smallest boy in school, and takes on a notorious drug dealer before turning himself in to the police for killing someone. Ranger’s Apprentice, Book 9: Halt’s Peril by John Flanagan Slice of Cherry by Dia Reeves – Kit and Fancy Cordelle share their father’s fascination with killing, and despite their tendency to shun others they bring two boys to a world of endless possibilities they have discovered behind a mysterious door. Ruby’s Slippers by Tricia Tayburn The last Good Place of Lilly Odilon by Sara Beitia – Lily Odilon, abducted? Runaway? Murder victim? That’s what Alber Morales, Lily’s boyfriend, and Olivia, Lily’s sister, are determined to find out. Garden of Shadows by V.C. Andrews – The prequel to Flowers In the attic

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All just Glass by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes – Turned into a vampire by the boy she loved, Sarah, from a line of powerful vampire-hunting witches, is now hunted by her older sister who’s been assigned to kill her. Reckless by Cornelia Funke The Daughters Break the Rules by Joanna Philbin Misguided Angel: a Blue Bloods novel by Melissa De La Cruz Unraveled: An Intertwined novel by Gena Showalter – For once 16 year-ol Aden Sone has everything he’s ever wanted, a home, friends, the girl of his dreams. Too bad he’s going to die… Hero by Mike Lupica Pathfinder by orson Scott Card – Rigg has the power to change the pat, but nothing ca prepare him for the future… The Flapers: Vixen by Jillian Larkin – Young. Wealthy. Defiant. Beautiful. Dangerous. It’s 1923…and anything goes! Awakened: A House of Night novel by P. C. Cast – In the pulsepounding 8th book in theHouse of Night series, how far will the bonds of friendship stretch and how strong are the ties that bind one girl’s heart? The Fledgling Handbook 101: House of Night by P. C. Cast – The ultimate guide to the House of Night. Dear America: The Diary of Margaret Ann Brady; Voyage on the Great titanic RMS Titanic, 1012 by Ellen Emerson White – Go along for a trip on the Titanic. Daniel X: Watch the Skies by James Patterson – Book 2 in the Daniel X series. The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod: Twelfth Grade Kills by heather Brewer – In this epic finale, dark secrets will be revealed, old friends will become enemies, and warm blood will run cold. Across the Universe by Beth Revis – What does it take to survive aboard a spaceship fueled by lies? Scat by Carl Hiaasen Tweens: The Hole in the Wall by Lisa Rowe Fraustino – 11 year-old Sebby discovers that the strange things he has been seeing are

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real, and connected somehow with the strop-mining operation that has destroyed his town. The Tattooed Potato and Other Clues by Ellen Raskin – Can Dickory untangle the web of mysteries within mysteries and discover the true secret hiding on Cobble Lane? A Tale Dark & Grimm by Adam Gidwitz Black Radishes by Susan Lynn Meyer – Follows a Jewish child living in France during World War II. Grounded by Kate Klise – Dolly is alive today only because she was grounded. Dear George Clooney, Please Marry My Mom by Susin Nielsen Season of Secrets by Sally Nicholls Firestorm! by Joan Hiatt Harlow – When Chicago goes up in flames, can Poppy and Justin survive? Cam Jansen: The Basketball Mystery by David A. Adler The Faeries’ promise: Following Magic by Kathleen Duey A Crazy Day with Cobras by Mary Pope Osborne – Magic Tree House #45: A Merlin Mission Snakes and Other Reptiles: Magic Tree House Research Guide by Mary Pope Osborne – A nonfiction companion to A Crazy Day with Cobras. Just Grace and the Terrible Tutu by Charise Mericle Harper Happily Ever Emma by Sally Warner Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth by Jeff Kinney - Greg has always been in a hurry to grow up. But is it really all it’s cracked up to be? School of Fear: Class is NOT Dismissed! by Gitty Daneshvari – Three friends must face their phobias and join forces to learn who is stealing wigs and pageant trophies from the School of Fear. The Worst Best School Year Ever by Barbara Robinson The 39 Clues Book Ten: Into the Gauntlet by Margaret Peterson Haddix The Big Fat Cow That Goes Kapow by Andy Griffiths – Ten stories that are easy to read, slimy and rhyme-y, and sure to please! The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly

The Adventures of Ook and Gluk, Kung-Fu Cavemen From the Future by George Beard and Harold Hutchins – From the creators of Captain Underpants. Bad Kitty VS Uncle Murray: The Uproar at the Front Door by Nick Bruel Can You See What I See? Treasure Ship by Walter Wick – Picture puzzles to search and solve National Geographic Kids: Oceans by Johnna Rizzo – Dolphins, sharks, penguins, and more! Meet 60 cool sea creatures and explore their amazing watery world. Children: National Geographic Little Kids: First Big Book of Animals by Catherine D. Hughes While the World is Sleeping by Pamela Duncan Edwards - See what animals do…whiles the world is sleeping. Ruthie and the (Not So) Teeny Tiny Lie by Laura Rankin The Wonderful Book by Leonid Gore – When forest animals discover a mysterious object in the woods, they each use it for a different purpose, until a boy reads stories aloud from it. All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon – all the world is right where you are. Now. Fancy Nancy and the Late, Late, Late Night Fancy Nancy and the Sensational Babysitter by Jane O’Connor – two stories in one book. Tea for Ruby by Sarah Ferguson, The Duchess of York A Crazy Day at the Critter Café by Barbara Odanaka Fancy Nancy: Poet Extraordinaire! by Jane O’Connor – Fancy Nancy and her friends learn about poetry. Ice is Nice! By Bonnie Worth – All about the North and South Poles. DK Eye Wonder: Horse – Horses live and work with people in many different ways. The Wheat Doll by Alison L. Randall – On the 19 century frontier, Mary Ann loses her doll during a fierce storm and her sadness lasts all winter, until spring brings a wonderful surprise. Big Chickens Fly the Coop by


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Leslie Helakoski Thank You Bear by Greg Foley One Drowsy Dragon by Ethan Long Fancy Nancy and the Fabulous Fashion Boutique by Jane O’Connor The Great Monster Hunt by Norbert Landa – When Duck hear a noise under her bed and runs for help, each animal imagines a more dangerous beast in Duck’s room. Super Snow Day by Michael Garland – S eek and Find book. Holler Loudly by Cynthia Leitich Smith – This little boy has a big voice! Shoe-La-La! by Karen Beaumont – Four girls go in search of the perfect pair of party shoes. My Little Train by Satomi Ichikawa – a little train goes for a ride, taking all the stuffed animals where they want to go. The Boy Who Wouldn’t Sit Still! by Sharon Lester Ashley Learns About Strangers by Sara, Duchess of York Noodle’s Knitting by Sheryl Webster – a mouse named Noodle finds a ball of wool and decides to knit a scarf, which grows so big she is trapped inside her house. Miss Brooks Loves Books! (and I don’t) by Barbara Bottner Bats at the Ballgame by Brian Lies – Two teams of bats play and exciting nighttime baseball game. Knuffle Bunny Free: An Unexpected Diversion by Mo Willems The Boy and the Moon by James Christopher Carroll – A boy goes out at night to play, but when Moon gets stuck in a tree, the boy makes a daring rescue. What’s in the Egg, Little Pip? by Karma Wilson Olivia Goes to Venice by Ian Falconer – Olivia the pig enjoys a vacation to Venice with her family. Catching Time by Rachna Gilmore – A young child tries desperately to catch some time with her family on a busy day. Tony Baloney by Pam Munoz Ryan – Tony Baloney does not love trouble…but trouble loves him! I Wanna New Room by Karen Kaufman Orloff National Geographic Kids Nat Geo Wild Animal Atlas – Earth’s astonishing animals and where they live. Fix-it and forget-it Kids’ Cookbook by Phyllis Pellman Good – 50 favorite recipes to make in a slow cooker. Native American History for Kids by Karen Bush Gibson – With 21 Activities. Green Shamrocks by Eve Bunting Where Is Home, Little Pip? by Karma Wilson Marley Looks for Love by John Grogan – Marley is in love after he catches a glimpse of a pretty poodle! Fred Stays With Me! by nancy Coffelt – A girl lives sometimes with her mom and sometimes with her dad, but her dog is always with her. Green Eyes by A. Birnbaum – A cat recalls favorite experiences from each season of its first year of life.


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February 9, 2011

Sending Valentine’s Love: Overseas Guilty plea trims 50 counts to one From LOVE Page 1 hard on assigning soldiers to the appropriate classroom when it’s possible. “I try to assign soldiers to classes that have a relative at the school,” Eby said. “For example, Mrs. Kelley’s class is writing to Rob Neligh because Kaitlyn, his daughter, is in that class. Each Woodbine Elementary teacher dedicates efforts to the soldier pen-pal project, and this year, Janet Christiansen’s junior high English class, is using the project as an opportunity to teach the

students about grammar, punctuation and the art of letter writing. Their first exchange of letters for the 2010-2011 school year happened in December, when the soldiers received Christmas greetings. The Valentine’s Day cards are among the second round of mailings to the soldiers. And fortunately for the students and the soldiers, the postage is paid for. “We have very generous people that are funding the mailings,” Eby said. “Irene Kuhlman, Eby Drug Store, Rollie Clark and CUBS.”

But it’s not a one-sided project, as Diana Kuhl’s third grade class found out when Army National Guardsman Nathan Johnson, surprised the students. “We wrote him letters in the fall and he wrote back to each student, trying to answer each question they had,” Kuhl said. “We have 14 students in our class, and I know it took him a long time to write to each one of them. They were so excited and wanted to share their letters with everyone. He even answered my questions

and talked about my husband as he worked with him in guidance.” Kuhl’s class also made brightly colored Valentine’s Day cards to send to Johnson, sending their appreciation overseas. One to two more exchanges are hoped to be made with the soldiers before the end of the school year in May, as most classes send out correspondences every other month. But in the mean time, each soldier will have approximately 15 Valentine’s Day wishes delivered to them from Woodbine.

Schlichtemeier pled guilty Jan. 31 From PLEA Page 1 Pacific Junction; and Dale Aspedon and Dennis Chaney, both of Glenwood. They were returning from Sturgis, S.D., when the collision occurred in an I-29 construction zone near Little Sioux. The Iowa State Patrol said Schlichtemeier’s bloodalcohol level measured .373 percent, more than four times the legal limit. Schlichtemeier entered a written plea of guilty Jan. 31. The plea agreement will be presented to a judge Feb. 10. Schlichtemeier’s lawyer,

Steve Lefler of Omaha, said there is a “very slight” possibility the case could still go to trial because “nothing becomes final until a judge accepts it.” The amount of time Schlichtemeier ultimately spends in prison depends on many factors, including his behavior behind bars. Someone sentenced to 50 years in Iowa, with no mandatory minimum term, typically is paroled in less than half that time, said Robert Rigg, director of the criminal defense program at the Drake University Law School.

About 12 years is average, Rigg said. But the type of crime matters, too. Given that four people died as a result of Schlichtemeier’s crime, he’s more likely to serve 15 to 20 years, Rigg said. “It (the collision) has enormous impact on, could be, hundreds of people. Will the Parole Board be sensitive to that? Yep.” Pottawattamie County Attorney Matt Wilber, who emphasized that he has no special knowledge of the case, suggested that Schlichtemeier probably would serve at least 10 years.

Getting out before his full sentence is served still doesn’t mean the former University of NebraskaLincoln honor student’s life will be easy, Rigg said. People who spend more than 10 years in prison, he said, often have a hard time adjusting once they are back outside. “If people don’t think he’s going to be punished ... they’d better think again — about the reality of being in prison a significant amount of time, and then getting paroled, and what the rest of your life is like. He just blew his whole life up.”

VISTA employee making changes in Woodbine From SMITH Page 1 Woodbine in finding ways to make Woodbine more energy efficient and environmentally friendly,” Woodbine City Administrator Joe Gaa said. “I’d like to see this accomplished by getting more residential energy audits completed and find ways to implement the needed improvements. Alana will be facing questions such as how do we get more residential energy audits? How do we begin a community wide recycling program? What about educational programs throughout the school and community that focuses on what it means to be more environmentally friendly?” Alana is more than qualified for the job, through her education and her upbringing. She grew up in Chapel Hill, N.C., a town with a population of around 55,000 and what Alana believes to be among one of the top of the list of green communities. She attended the University of North Carolina, graduating in 2009 with degrees in geography and environmental studies.

While in college, Alana took advantage of opportunities to travel abroad, visiting Paris in 2007 for a summer and Thailand in 2008 for eight months. Her opportunity to travel supplied her with knowledge she probably wouldn’t have been able to get behind a desk in North Carolina. “I travelled in Thailand through the Institute of the Environment through UNC,” she said. “When we were there, the students and I did a one and half to two month study about nuclear energy in Thailand. We actually surveyed 1,000 people on their opinions. We learned a lot about climate change and nuclear energy while were there.” Aside from Paris and Thailand, Alana spent some time in Central America working on an organic farm. Through her experiences and education, she knows what she wants to accomplish in Woodbine, but is shy to share … right now. “I would like to start quite a few projects here,” she said. “But I don’t want to say what they are just

yet, because I don’t know if they’re going to work. I’m just playing it by ear and taking everything in to see where it goes.” But Alana did express one major green aspect she wanted to see through in her few months in Woodbine. “I would like to see the recycling project take off,” she admitted. “That’s one thing I’m most excited about. I’m a big recycle person and Chapel Hill is very progressive about recycling.” But recycling will just be one aspect of Alana’s job description. According to VISTA, Alana has been trained to help the unemployed qualify for green energy jobs, persuade residents and businesses to develop plans to save energy and encourage high school students to join the fight against global climate change. Alana made it clear the latter two were more her objective in Woodbine. “There were about eight to 10 Energy Corps members in the training orientation and they were all going to be doing different things,” she said. “Some

were going to the high schools to teach sustainability and another is working with ex-cons trying to find jobs and train them to work in sustainability. Then there are others that are doing what I’m doing, working with communities and organizations.” Alana’s office will be located in the old eyebrow gas station on Third and Walker Streets. She currently works out of the city office and will be moving into her new office around the middle of February. Despite where her office is located, she is excited to be in Woodbine, a choice she made herself. “I got to choose my top three jobs and I interviewed for more than one,” she said. “I just picked here. I liked it.” City officials are looking forward to learning from Alana. “Alana is from a larger environment that is economically in tune with the environment,” Gaa said. “We already do good things here, but we don’t have as big of a picture and she will be able to help us with that.”

Confusion still lingers on ‘Odd-Even’ From ODD-EVEN Page 1 and the time from noon to midnight as ‘parking as normal,’ it makes it easier,” Arndt said. “The midnight to noon time frame allows city employees to clear the streets and the time from noon to midnight allows the citizen to get things done as they may need without any more inconvenience than possible.” Arndt point out city employees will remove as much snow as possible between midnight to noon. Arndt advised, That is not to mean the City will not continue to remove snow and slush after the noon hour, the clean up work involved takes as much time as conditions dictate, adding, The time between midnight to noon is the time frame when a $5.00 citation may be issued. “And, with the citizens’ cooperation and compliance with the oddeven parking, it allows city works the open

space to get their work done and it allows them to do it quicker and more efficiently, and that’s saving us tax dollars,” Arndt said. The Woodbine Police Department understands the importance of convenience and realizes not parking on the “correct” side of the street may not be practical, citing instances such as unloading groceries, children or a number of other circumstances, hence the odd-even restriction was constructed with concideration to the citizens needs of “life as normal” and from noon to midnight, parking is un effected by the new ordinance. But the objective of the odd-even rule is to allow city employees to do their job of clearing the streets of weather related material more effectively. “The city tries to clear as close to the curb as possible and the sooner

we get the snow off the streets to those curbs, it allows anything that may melt, quicker access to the storm drain. This helps to keep water from being trapped during the days of melt off and less ice for the pedestrians and drivers to contend with the next morning, making it safer for all of us,” Arndt said. “Also, water trapped on the streets’ surface will seep into the cracks caused by the cold weather’s contracting the streets’ surface. When that water gets into the surface cracks and freezes, it expands and as the street freezes, it contracts, forcing the crack to widen, allowing more water to seep in and further expansion as the cycle continues. This inevitably damages the street, mostly seen the form of chuck holes and sometimes worse, when, as a community, we are looking at the high costs of repairing or replacing damaged streets.”

The Woodbine Police Department has begun to enforce the odd-even rule through issuing parking tickets in the amount of $5 that may be paid via mail or in person at the Woodbine City Clerk’s office or directly to an officer. “Our city’s greatest assets are its people: the services provided to our citizens by our community’s workforce, from professionals to volunteers, are outstanding,” Arndt said. “They do an exemplary job and have always dropped everything in their lives to respond to the calls of service to the citizens of Woodbine anytime day or night. I, as a citizen of Woodbine, would like to tell them, ‘Thank you for your service.’” Arndt urges Woodbine citizens with concerns or questions, to contact him at 647-2550 or by e-mail at m or by stopping by his office.

From WAITE Page 1 The U.S. Southern District of Iowa Court trial had resumed Wednesday in Council Bluffs, then attorneys reached the plea deal during a lunch break. The case involved Waite’s banking relationship with Ed Sullivan, a Woodbine resident who runs a cattle-feeding operation. Sullivan, along with his son, Ryan, and Ryan’s wife, Tina, maintained an account, administered by Waite, at Commercial Federal Bank. The charge Waite pleaded guilty to involved a request made in March 2005 by Waite to renew and increase the Sullivans’ existing revolving line of credit from $7 million to $9.25 million. Waite wasn’t cleared to approve an increase of that amount, and he had to ask a Commercial Federal Bank approval committee. Authorities said Waite “knowingly made false statements for the purpose of influencing the action of” the bank. Waite presented the case to the committee that the Sullivans needed the extra credit because of increasing capacity on their cattle operation, when the extra money was, in fact, needed to cover $1.8 million owed to other bank customer accounts from which Waite had transferred money. The case centered on what authorities said were unauthorized advances on loans and lines of credit that Waite made in the names of other bank customers and deposited into the Sullivans’ account. According to the indictment, $4.2 million was moved from those customers’ accounts into the Sullivans’ account and then later repaid. Waite’s attorney, Joseph Hrvol of Council Bluffs, said during the trial the other customers were fellow cattle feeders and family and friends of the Sullivans’ who had agreed to “help Ed get by during a rough patch” then later denied giving authorization. Waite was released from custody until sentencing. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison, a $1 million fine or both. U.S. District Court Judge John Jarvey noted Waite might be ordered to pay restitution to Bank of the West, which purchased Commercial Federal Bank in December 2005. Hrvol declined to comment on the plea agreement. Kevin VanderSchel, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, said, “Going with a plea agreement does provide certainty to the case. In case there is a hung jury, it helps avoid the cost of a retrial.” He also noted under federal sentencing guidelines, dismissed counts can still be considered “relevant conduct” in deciding sentencing.

Crime Stoppers back From HC CSPage 1 the group left $11,000 sitting in a bank in Missouri Valley – frozen. Rewards were being offered on two cases at the time – one for tips leading to the arrest and conviction of the origin of the Woodbine arsons and the other, a burglary at the Speedee Mart in Missouri Valley. Both crimes had happened in the spring of 2007. Between their inception in June of 1985 through their last meeting in November of 2007, the group had paid out $8,650 to tipsters in Harrison County. With the chance the state Crime Stoppers organization coming in to sweep the Harrison County funds, the group began to reorganize in October of 2009. A few old board members joined forces with some new faces and the group is beginning to get off the ground. They have even already awarded $300 for a tip since then. Harrison County Crime Stoppers is a partnership of concerned citizens and local law enforcement agencies. The board of citizen volunteers establishes policies and helps decide upon the amount and method of rewards to be paid out – in compliance with state Crime Stoppers guidelines. “The way it works is a CI (confidential informant) has the local law enforcement agency come to us and says, ‘This is what I’ve got, I need help,” new Harrison County Crime Stoppers Vice President Kenard Swift said. “Then the board members sit down and set a certain dollar amount based on state criteria that leads to the arrest for that crime. We put out flyers or run ads in the news paper that this is what we need and this is what we’re offering.” And the Crime Stoppers and the local law enforcement take special care to be sure the CI remains completely anonymous. “The CI calls the tip line and gives them any information they have. The tipsters are given a number and they are paid based on that number,” Swift said. “We write the check out to that number or to the local agency where the tip came through. Then the agency can make sure the person gets the funds. It’s completely anonymous. The public needs to understand the information doesn’t go any farther than that. There’s never any names involved and no paper trail back to the informant.” And the money the tipsters are paid from have nothing to do with local, state or federal tax dollars. Funding is received through Harrison County, its towns and private donations including, but not limited to, individuals, businesses, clubs and associations. All donations are tax deductable. Though the Harrison County Crime Stoppers is back in the action, they are still seeking community support and volunteers. “We’re always looking for ‘fresh blood,’” Swift said. “There are no membership fees or dues. All it takes is attending a meeting about once a month. And most of the time, those meetings are less than an hour long.” The group meets the third Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. in the basement of the Logan Public Library. “This is a good program,” Swift said. “An example is before we even had our legs under us when we were reorganizing a local officer received a tip that led to the arrest of individuals manufacturing meth. At this time, we didn’t have time to get a meeting together, so we perform calls based on a calling tree. The reward was needed. It’s a wonderful program.” Now there are approximately six board members, a mix of “old” and “new” and they are looking for more support. Carolyn Probasco currently sits as president, vice president is Kenard Swift, secretary is Amy Swift and treasurers are Ed and Pat Logan. If interested in participating, the next meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Jan. 19 in the basement of the Logan Public Library. Interested citizens may also contact: Kennard Swift at 647-2623; Ed and Pat Logan at 712-644-2159; or Carolyn Probasco at 712-592-7911. If you have information regarding an unsolved crime, you are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 800-247-0592. Anonymity is guaranteed.


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Valentine’s Day Facts and Figures Every year, couples get together on Valentine's Day to express their affection for one another. This Feb. 14, consider the following interesting facts and figures when celebrating Valentine's Day. • According to research from Hallmark, more than half of all Valentine's Day cards are purchased within six days prior to the holiday. That's especially interesting as Hallmark research also indicates more than half of the United States population celebrates the day by purchasing a greeting card. • There are more single men than single women. For every 100 single women in their 20's, there are 119 single men in the same age group. • Dating service establishments continue to be popular means for meeting a prospective soulmate. Nearly 1,000 dating services, which include online dating Web sites, exist and generate hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue annually. • Hallmark research indicates that more than 140 million Valentine's Day cards are exchanged each year. • 43,322 people were employed by establishments that produced chocolate and cocoa products in 2004. California was home to 136 of those establishments, leading the nation. • The average American consumed 25.7 pounds of candy on 2005, which actually represents a significant decline from 1997, when Americans consumed roughly 27 pounds of candy on average. • There are roughly 2.2 million marriages per year in the United States. • In 2005, there were slightly less than 5 million opposite-sex cohabitating couples in the United States, reflecting a growing trend of couples living together before walking down the aisle. • Men and women in the northeastern United States tend to get married for the first time later than their male counterparts throughout the rest of the country. For example, men in Massachusetts were a median age of 29.1 years of age at first marriage, while women were 27.4 years old. In Utah, however, men averaged 23.9 years of age at first marriage, while women were a median of 21.9 years. • Seventy percent of men and women between the ages of 30 and 34 in 2008 had been married at some point in their lives.

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Community Giersdorf to speak at AAUW meeting Feb. 12 Denison Job Corps Business Community Liaison Judy Giersdorf will speak when the American Association of University Women, Denison Area Branch, meets at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at Cronks Restaurant, Denison. Giersdorf will outline the no-cost education and training program at Denison Job Corps that helps young people ages 16-24. The program helps improve the quality of their lives through career, technical and academic training. AAUW Denison Area Branch President Jan Creasman will also hear reports from the “Formulas for Successful Girls” committee as well as the Nominations Committee. Creasman noted the public is invited but reservations are necessary and may be made by calling Marsha Kracht 712-263-2713. Denison Area Branch, AAUW, enjoys local, state and national affiliation. Membership co-chairs Phyllis Lewis and Norma Coret are pleased to announce national and local dues are now offered half price in January and February. Anyone who holds a bachelor’s deegree or higher or an associate or registered nurse’s degree is eligible for membership. AAUW promotes education and equality for all women and girls, lifelong education and positive societal change.

WHS speech teams to perform Feb. 11 Several Woodbine students entered at the district speech contest on Jan. 28 in Audubon. Readers Theatre, Film and both Ensemble Acting groups received “I” ratings and will advance to State. All three improvisation groups received “II” ratings. All categories will perform for the public at 7 p.m. Feb. 11 in the Woodbine High School gym. Admission will be $3 for adults and $1 for students. Readers Theatre: The Incredible Jungle Journey of Fenda Maria: Jabo the Narrator – Nadiah Wahba; Chief Man – Jay Radloff; Messenger – Alyssa Blum; Bird-Talker – Patrick Glackin; Maria’s Girl Friend – Shawna Vogel; Maria’s Mother – Taylor Blum; Villager – Lane Pitt; Fenda Maria – Shelby Hall; The Doctor – Ameen Wahba; Takaya, a witch – Chantel Schwery; Horrenda, another witch

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– Alyssa Blum; Vanessa – Victoria Thompson; Becky – Shelby Hall. Film (New category for 2011): Unhinged: Danny Grothe, Isaac Meloccaro, Clarissa Probasco, Chris Anderson.

Group Improvisation: Team one: Danny Grothe, Jess Allen, Isaac Meloccaro, Patrick Glackin. Team two: Emma Allen, Ameen Wahba, Danny Vandemark. Team three: Melissa Smith, Jay Radloff, Chris Andersen.

Area student receives top honors AAUW’s “Formulas for Successful Girls”

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students were given the opportunity to honor a teacher they credited for having a profound influence on their lives. Stueve selected Laura Muxfeldt for this honor. Stueve was honored for her outstanding performance as a seventh grader on the ACT test as part of her participation in the Belin-Blank

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“Formulas for Successful Girls,” a longtime biennial project of the American Association of University Women, Denison Area Branch, is scheduled for April 2 at Denison High School. AAUW committee members, Mavis Johnson, Phyllis Lewis, Don Doumakes, Marsha Kracht, Norma Coret and Jan Creasman, have set Feb. 28 as the deadline for area math, science and computer science teachers to nominate fifth and sixth grade girls to attend April 2 workshops and presentations. Eligible are

girls from seven Western Iowa communities represented by AAUW members. Teachers are asked to nominate girls who show exceptional interest in math, science and computer science and who maybe also help other students but are not necessarily “A” students. AAUW hopes to encourage these girls to consider math, science and computer science careers for themselves- careers that will be in demand in today’s corporate world as opposed to most traditional female careers.

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Business and Finance Code changes could complicate tax preparation Building your wealth the smart, safe way CHAD NATION News Service A slew of changes in the tax code could complicate tax preparations this year; but don’t fret, the government has given taxpayers three extra days to file. The IRS said that taxpayers will have until April 18 to file their income tax returns. Emancipation Day, a holiday observed in the District of Columbia, falls on Friday, April 15, which normally is Tax Day. By law, the IRS said, District of Columbia holidays affect tax deadlines in the same way that federal holidays do. That gives all taxpayers three extra days to file. While there are three extra days for those running late, some early filers, especially those who itemize deductions, will have to wait a couple of weeks to submit information. But Francis Clark, a certified public accountant at Dickinson & Clark CPAs, said he would still recommend people come in early with their tax information. Tax changes that Congress approved in December required the IRS to reprogram its tax processing systems, said Christopher Miller, an IRS spokesman. It could take until mid- to late February to get that done, he said. Taxpayers will need to

wait to file if they fall in any of these three categories: • They are taxpayers who claim itemized deductions on Form 1040 Schedule A. Such deductions include mortgage interest; charitable deductions; medical and dental expenses; and state and local taxes. • They claim the Higher Education Tuition and Fees Deduction. That’s the deduction for parents and students covering up to $4,000 of tuition and fees. • They claim the Educator Expense Deduction. That’s a deduction for K-12 educators with out-of-pocket classroom expenses of up to $250. Delays will be minimal for taxpayers who already itemize deductions, the IRS said, because those taxpayers normally have to wait to receive certain financial documents anyway. Clark said it is estimated that 50 million taxpayers itemized tax returns out of 140 million that filed returns last year. Of those 50 million, only 9 million filed during January and February. “So, it might affect 9 million taxpayers,” he said. Clark said other tax law changes could affect Iowans as well. He said accountants and tax preparers have been advised by the Iowa Department of Revenue to assume Iowa will not conform to all federal tax law changes.

Some of the provisions that were not adopted are: • Tuition and fees deduction for higher education. • Deduction for educator expenses. • Election to deduct state sales/use tax as an itemized deduction in lieu of state income tax. • Tax-free treatment of IRA distributions donated to charity. Clark said IRA gift contributions to charity up $100,000 do not have to be reported on a federal tax return as income, however, Iowa does not allow it. “These changes can complicate things on an Iowa return,” he said. Clark said there are also big changes in the law in the area of asset depreciation. A business, including farmers, can expense $500,000 of eligible equipment purchased and placed in service in 2010, on a federal return. Clark said in Iowa, the business is only allowed up to $134,000. “That’s a big difference,” he said. “Federal returns may also be eligible for a 50 to 100 percent bonus depreciation on qualifying property, while Iowa doesn’t allow any bonus depreciation.” With all the changes, new deadlines and potential delays, Clark still said individuals should consult their tax preparers sooner rather than later. “The IRS is advising taxpayers to go ahead and get their tax information together and begin doing individuals returns,” he said,“whether you do your taxes yourself or by a preparer, so they are ready to e-file once the IRS is ready.”

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February 9, 2011

Legals EJPA grants now available

Give the gift of life for Valentine’s Day

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is accepting grant applications for $1.2 million in funding to support projects designed to research, educate, empower and enable communities to understand and address local health and environmental issues. Eligible applicants from non-profit, faithbased and tribal organizations working in the community of the proposed project are encouraged to apply. These grants are available to Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska organizations through the EPA Region 7 office in Kansas City, Kan. Environmental Justice Small Grants funding is available for two categories of projects: • Forty grants of up to

If you’re willing to give more than chocolate and flowers as a gift for Valentine’s Day in 2011, a gift from the heart is a great option by donating through the American Red Cross in honor of your special someone. Or double your lifesaving impact by spending quality time together and donating with your partner. “Instead of buying a box of chocolates or flowers that will be gone by the end of the week, give a gift that lasts,” coordinator of Missouri Valley Community Blood Drive Vanessa Dugdale said. “By donating blood, you can give a patient in need and their loved ones more time together.” As Americans become

$25,000 each to support projects that address a community’s local environmental issues through collaborative partnerships, and; • Four grants of up to $50,000 each to gather better science on the environmental and health impacts of exposure to multiple sources of pollution in communities. Environmental justice means the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people, regardless of race or income, in the environmental decisionmaking process. Environmental justice issues often involve multiple sources of contamination, like pollution from several industrial facilities within one neighborhood, environmental hazards at the workplace or home, or contamination resulting

from the consumption of fish or other foods. Environmental contamination can lead to costly health risks and can discourage investments and development in lowincome, minority, and indigenous communities disproportionately impacted by pollution. Understanding the impacts of multiple environmental risks can help communities develop more effective solutions to their environmental and health concerns. Applications must be postmarked by March 31. For more information, please visit ronmentaljustice/resources /publications/grants/ejsmgrants-rfp-2011.pdf or contact EPA Region 7 tollfree at 1-800-223-0425.

ATTEST: Theresa Corrin, Secretary

Teresa McCandless, emp. Mileage ..............................40.00 Diane Meeker, emp. mil. .......83.76 Gay Melby, emp. mil..............96.16 Menards, ..............................38.87 MidAmerican Energy .......2,354.58 Midwest Turf & Irr., parts .........7.76 MOCIC, dues & memb........100.00 Carrie Montanez, emp. mil..312.90 Mow-N-Snow, parts...............45.08 Mumm Law Firm ..............3,585.19 The Nature Cons. Loess, Meeting reg........................60.00 Scott Nelson, postage...........10.50 Office Stop ..........................613.55 Olsen’s Outdoor Power, Lubricants ..........................93.46 On Trac, service contracts ....87.29 Oriental Trading Co., env., Ed/awards..........................63.93 William Ouren .......................75.00 PayLess Office Products.......99.33 Floyd Pitt, emp. mil..............105.00 Pott. Co. Cons., meeting Reg. ..................................180.00 Pryors K&L Repair, lub. ........47.87 Qwest ....................................83.21 Reserve Acct., postage....3,000.00 Alan Ronk, custodial serv. ..150.00 Dr. Therese Safranek ............35.00 The Schneider Corp., Telephone .....................1,950.00 Rhonda Sears, emp. mil......323.40 Seeley Service, emp. mil. & Subs.................................627.28 Shirley Sigler, emp. mil. ........17.50 Dewey Sloan, utilities pmts. 762.95 Solutions, off. Supp. ............250.00 State Hygienic Lab., abandon Well exp. & water ...............20.00 William Steppuhn, rent pmts150.00 Cindy Stessman, deputies Salaries.........................2,500.00 Linda Stueve, emp. mil........127.70 Swift Locksmithing, ............260.00 TofC Comm. Laundry, laundry Expense.............................26.20 Diane Tedford, cont. ed. ........94.99 Tek-Supply, park land dev. ..235.67 Dorothy Thomsen, rent Payments ..........................150.00 The Toner Place, off. Equip. 324.50 Top Quality Mfg. Glove World, Office supp.......................419.40 Ultra No Touch ......................52.00 US Bank...........................5,421.17 Valley Times News, office Supplies ...........................835.45 Verizon Wireless .................481.42 Kandice Wallis, emp. Mileage ...............................24.30 Jeffrey Walls DDS, .............100.00 Sherrill Webb, emp. mil. ......175.00 West Group, magazines Periodicals ........................517.86 Western IA Tourism, dues & Memberships ...................150.00 Windstream......................1,688.28 Woodhouse Chev.-Buick .....301.38 Yellow Book mag./period.......67.50 GENERAL SUPPLEMENTAL FUND Christian Home Asso., sheltered Care .................................139.95 Brian Heffernan, emp. group Ins. ...................................166.66 Henry Adkins & Son, elec. Supplies .........................7,040.00 Rene Hiller, emp. group ins.166.66 IMWCA, workmen’s comp Insurance ....................13,254.00 Elizabeth Lenz, emp. group Ins. ...................................166.66 Logan Woodbine Newspaper, Sheltered care ...................29.41 Gay Melby, emp. grp. Ins.....166.66 Tabitha Melby, emp. grp. Insurance .........................166.66 Monona Co. Sheriff, sheltered Care ...................................37.22 Richard Ohl Sr., emp. group Ins. ...................................166.66 Kristina Pauley, emp. group Ins. ....................................166.66 Floyd Pitt, emp. grp. Ins. .....166.66 SilverStone Group, emp. group & life ins. .......................6,750.00 Lorie Thompson, emp. group Ins. ....................................166.66 Walter Utman, emp. group Ins. ...................................166.66 RURAL SERVICES BASIC FUND Harr. Co. Landfill Comm., dues & memberships...........13,094.00 JAIL Bob Barker Co., personal items And clothing..................1,143.75 Loftus Htg. & AC .................375.82 Logan Woodbine Newspaper, Personal items & cloth. .......30.00 US Bank................................48.12 Valley Times News, personal Items & cloth.......................73.80 MH-DD SERVICES FUND Cass Inc., work activity Services........................1,432.38 Concerned Inc., work activity Services........................2,745.51 Country Care Ctr., RCF ...4,184.77 Country View Estates, RCF ..............................2,476.00 Crossroads of West. IA, work Activity services ..........19,150.30 DHS ...............................47,511.20 Faith Ridge Life Center, adult

increasingly mobile, you can feel good knowing when you donate blood through the Red Cross you may be helping patients not only in your local community, but also your family and friends across the nation. Upcoming blood donation opportunities in Harrison County include: • Feb. 24: noon to 5:30 p.m., Missouri Valley, contact Vanessa at 712642-3249 To donate call 1-800RED CROSS (1-800-7332767), visit or contact the phone numbers above to make an appointment. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license, or two

other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are generally in good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

LEGALS PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT OF ADMINISTRATOR AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS Probate No. ESPRO14244 THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT HARRISON COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF JAMES I. OLIVER, Deceased To All Persons Interested in the Estate of JAMES I. OLIVER, Deceased, who died on or about November 9th, 2010: You are hereby notified that on the 14th day of January, 2011, the undersigned was appointed administrator of the estate. Notice is hereby given that all persons indebted to the estate are requested to make immediate payment to the undersigned, and creditors having claims against the estate shall file them with the clerk of the above named district court, as provided by law, duly authenticated, for allowance, and unless so filed by the later to occur of four months from the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of the mailing of this notice (unless otherwise allowed or paid) a claim is thereafter forever barred. Dated this 17th day of December, 2010. Anna G. Oliver Administrator of the Estate 18 8th Street Woodbine, IA 51579 John W. Kellogg, ICIS PIN Number 2890 314 E. Erie Street Missouri Valley, IA 51555-1619 Date of second publication 9 day of Feb., 2011 5-2

PUBLIC NOTICE SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES WOODBINE MUNICIPAL LIGHT & POWER JANUARY 26, 2011 The Woodbine Municipal Light & Power Board of Trustees met in special session January 26, 2011, at 12:00 noon in the conference room. Secretary Corrin called roll call of the board members. Present were Board Chairman Donald Kenkel, Board Trustees Duane Mann and Charles Warner Jr., Office Manager Theresa Corrin. Electric Superintendent Chris Waite was called out on an emergency water issue. Also in attendance, City Administrator Joe Gaa, City Clerk Lois Surber, Mayor William Hutcheson, Council Member Noel Shearer, Gas Superintendent Paul Marshall, Roger Kenkel, Todd Heistand, Tony Smith, Deb Sprecker, Dan Barry, Eric Moores, Darin Smith and Scott Kleeb and Brian Friehe of Energy Pioneer Solutions. Motion by Warner, seconded by Mann with all in favor to approve the agenda. The Board and council met with representatives from Energy Pioneer Solutions to review and discuss our joint participation in a project to provide residential energy audits to our customers. There being no further business, a motion was made by Mann and seconded by Warner with all in favor to adjourn at 1:17 p.m. Donald Kenkel, Chairman ATTEST: Theresa Corrin, Secretary 6-1

SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES WOODBINE MUNICIPAL LIGHT & POWER FEBRUARY 2, 2011 The Woodbine Municipal Light & Power Board of Trustees met in special session February 2, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. in the conference room. Present were Board Chairman Donald Kenkel, Board Trustee Chuck Warner, Office Manager Theresa Corrin and Superintendent Chris Waite. Motion by Warner, seconded by Kenkel with all in favor to approve the agenda. The meeting was called to be a budget work session to work on the budget for FYE 06-30-12. The proposed budget will appear on the agenda of the February regular meeting for board approval. There being no further business, a motion was made by Mann and seconded by Warner with all in favor to adjourn at 6:50 p.m. Donald Kenkel, Chairman


PUBLIC NOTICE HARRISON COUNTY CLAIMS GENERAL BASIC FUND Betty J. Abrams, emp. mil. ..$78.25 Agriland FS, emp. mileage And subs............................48.46 Alegent Health OHS/EAP, Utilities payments.............130.00 Alegent Health Clinic, safety And protection supp............39.00 Alltel ......................................47.24 APCO AFC Inc., radio and Communication................210.00 AT&T .....................................32.92 Kathy Baer, emp. mil. ..........262.05 Gary Barrineau, wearing apparel And uniform .....................128.39 Ruth Beck, transportation ...100.00 Better Business Equip., office And data processing..........85.12 Bill’s Water Cond.................264.60 Patty Booher, emp. mil. ...........2.30 Briggs Corp., health supplies And equip.........................196.07 Nichole Briggs, emp. mil. ....146.95 C&H Hauling .......................199.00 Care Facts Info. Sys., computer Updates ...........................793.50 Nicole Carritt, emp. mil............3.02 Cheryl Smith Cleaning Service, Other personnel ................540.00 City of Logan.......................492.30 City of Mo. Valley.................183.90 Coon Valley Trophies, env. Ed/awards ...........................50.95 Susan Corrin, emp. mil. ......212.20 Counsel Office & Document, Service contracts .............829.19 Leeandra Cox, rent pmts. ...150.00 Crawford Co. Sheriff, legal and Court related serv. .............44.34 Creemers Enterprise LLC, Sales items .........................37.35 Creighton Medical Labs ......215.60 Dr. Robert Cunard.................70.00 Des Moines Stamp Mfg., office Supplies ...........................893.45 Sandra Dickman, emp. mil. .196.20 Kathy Dirks, emp. mil. ........421.60 Doctors Foster & Smith, Feed..................................165.92 Dollar General.......................32.95 The Dunlap Reporter, board Proceedings.......................26.25 Eby Drug ...............................99.85 Farm Plan, parts ...................13.19 Farner Bocken Co., food & Provisions ......................1,541.39 Fazzi Associates, service Contracts ............................24.00 FFF Enterprises, flu clinics .484.00 Julie Florian, emp. mil. ..........50.00 Fourth Ave. Bldg. Corp., Service contracts .............120.00 Dixie Frisk ...........................473.00 Judson Frisk........................600.00 Reanna Gochenour, emp. Mileage ............................107.05 Paula Greene, emp. mil. .......26.62 Lois Hall, service contracts .600.00 Harr. C. Dev., Harr. Co. Impovement ................10,902.12 Harr. Co. Landfill Comm. .......25.00 Harr. Co. Pub. Hth. Juvenile Programs .......................4,368.00 Harr. Co. REC ..................1,517.67 Carla Head, emp. mil. ...........34.50 Hennessey-Aman Fun. ....1,225.00 Mike Hinkel, bldg. Maint. .....200.00 Hobby Lobby, env. Ed/awds ..68.53 Home Town Hdw. ................188.34 Horizon Equip. .................3,000.00 Huebner Funeral Home ...1,500.00 IAN Treas., meeting reg. .......41.00 IKON Fin. Serv., office & Data processing...............134.00 IKON Office Solutions Central, Office & data proc............167.89 IA Co. Recorders Assn., dues And membership .............200.00 IA Dept. of Nat. Res., dues & Membership .......................15.00 IA State Asso. Of Counties, Meeting reg......................260.00 IA State Medical Exam. ...1,812.00 Jack’s Uniforms & Equip., Wearing app. & uniform ....744.09 Christopher Jankovich ..........70.00 Jensen’s Ace Hdw. ...............96.00 John Johnsen, ag./hort. ......285.00 Larry King, emp. mil. ...........175.50 Renee King, meeting reg. .....45.50 King’s Crossing Vineyard & Wine, sales items.............117.12 L-3 Communications Mobile, Minor MV pts. & acc. ....4,500.00 Lehman Printing..................491.00 Logan Do It Best ...................73.03 Logan Mini Mart ..................524.82 Logan Postmaster .................17.00 Logan Super Foods .........2,634.91 Logan Woodbine Newsp., Magazines/period. .........1,112.60 Loganet ...............................220.00 Mail Services, DOT renewal Notices.............................481.35 Marathon Sys., custodial Supplies ...........................411.72 Matt Parrott, office supp......290.93 Maximum, Inc., acct., audit Services........................1,518.21

Day care .......................3,000.00 Harr. Comm. Mental Hth., Outpatient ......................8,333.33 Harr. Co. Clerk of Court, legal Rep. ...................................65.00 Home Care Services, blank Record .............................301.75 Horizons Unlimited, work act. Services...........................439.74 IA Dept. of Human Services, Misc. services .............40,000.00 Kanesville Therapy, Outpatient .........................344.00 Knoxville Residential, RCF .110.58 Mosaic, supported comm.. Living ................................324.00 Nishna Prod., work activity Services...........................813.15 Partnership for Progress, RCF ...............................1,611.69 The Pride Group, RCF.....1,499.78 REM Dev. Services, work Activity services ...............462.00 Shelby Co. Auditor, blank Record ........................27,180.86 Southwest IA Planning Co., Blank record ....................960.85 Treas. State of Iowa, inpatient/ Hospital.....................100,741.49 Vocational Dev. Ctr., work Activity services ...............305.62 Wesco Ind., work act. Serv. 870.38 SECONDARY ROAD FUND A Glass Time, minor MV pts. And access. .....................875.00 AA Wheel & Truck Supply, Minor MV pts. & access. .....97.44 Agriland FS ....................25,460.01 Alegent Hth. Clinic ..............174.00 Aramark Uniform Services, elec. Light & power..................102.42 Baum Hydraulics Corp., minor MV pts. & access. ..........1,095.70 Bi-State Motor Parts Inc., safety Items ................................514.12 Bill’s Water Cond...................28.00 Brown Supply Co., shop Equipment.........................412.35 Chemsearch, minor MV pts. And access. .....................152.00 Cheryl Smith Cleaning Serv., Bldg. Maint.......................220.00 City of Logan.......................146.86 City of Mo. Valley...................22.56 Coates Manf., minor MV pts. And access. .....................164.53 The Cure, safety items........111.15 Diamond Mowers, minor MV Pts. & access. ...................182.10 Echo Group, bldg. Maint. ....197.46 Elec. Eng., office supp. .......129.00 Farm Plan, oil & air filters 1,818.30 Farmers Feed & Supply, cover Aggregate & sand.........1,306.25 First Horizon Saver, eng. Services.............................75.88 Foley Belsaw, minor MV pts. And access. ........................93.89 Gerber Life Ins., eng. Serv. 738.60 Hallett Materials, cover aggregate And sand ......................6,215.51 Harr. Co. REC ..................1,310.02 HGM Asso., eng. Serv. ....7,838.91 Hotsy Equip. Co., minor MV Pts. & access. ...................362.52 Hungry Canyons Alliance, flood & Erosion const. St...........3,000.00 IA Prison Ind., traffic & st. Sign material......................70.60 Jensen’s Ace Hdw...................3.67 Lawson Products, minor equip. And hand tools.................462.23 Matheson-Linweld, minor equip. And hand tools..................398.00 Loess Hills Co. Corner ........124.49 Loftus Htg. & AC ...................93.03 Logan Auto Supply..............763.08 Logan Do It Best Hdw.........121.89 MD Products, minor MV pts. And access. ........................41.06 Mark Hydraulic co., minor MV Pts. & access. ....................35.00 Menards, traffic & st. sign Material ............................184.94 MidAmerican Energy .......1,103.00 Midwestern Culvert, flood & Erosion const...................251.40 Mo. Valley NAPA..................286.12 Mow-N-Snow, minor MV pts. And access. .......................32.00 Nuts & Bolts Inc., minor equip. And hand tools.................278.89 Oppold Lumber .....................49.28 Powerplan, minor MV pts. & Access. .........................3,153.45 Qwest ....................................53.18 Regional Water .....................42.00 Tom Robbins, off. Supp. ......101.89 Rubber Inc., tires & tubes .....34.34 Sam’s Club..........................334.61 Schildberg Const..............9,660.72 JT Stoner, meals & lodging...43.00 Thermo King Christensen, minor MV pts. & acc. .................214.53 Thrivent Financial Lutherans, Eng. Serv. .....................4,050.90 Ultra No Touch ......................32.00 US Bank..............................696.53 Verizon Wireless .................208.54 Eddy Walker, minor MV pts. And access. .....................929.79 Wick’s Sterling Trucks, minor MV pts. & access. .............267.08 Windstream.........................359.46 Winter Equip. Co., minor MV

Pts & access. .................2,348.48 Wise-Mack, Inc., minor MV Pts. & access. ...............3,479.53 Wright Express Fleet Serv., Fuel & oil.......................2,321.74 Zep Sales & Service, minor MV Pts. & access. ...................111.54 Ziegler Inc., minor MV pts. And access. ..................5,716.48 DRUG SEARCH AND SEIZURES L-3 Comm. Mobile, drug Enforcement...................3,382.95 E911 SERVICE COMMISSION AT&T .....................................33.61 Bill’s Water cond. ..................21.00 Harr. Co. REC .......................48.12 IA Prison Ind., traffic & st. Sign material......................80.15 Mainstay Sys. Inc., misc......237.00 MidAmerican Eng. ................15.49 Qwest ..................................476.91 Sam’s Club..........................150.52 Valley Times News, misc. ...154.00 Windstream......................2,725.75 EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT City of Logan.........................87.27 Counsel Office & Document, Off. & data proc...................55.58 Harr. Co. Pub. Hth., wearing Apparel & uniform..............52.00 Loftus Htg. & AC ...................30.83 MidAmerican Energy ..........736.32 Office Stop ..............................6.39 Something Unique, wearing Apparel & uniform............325.92 Ultra No Touch ........................6.00 US Bank..............................372.23 Verizon Wireless ...................54.56 CONSERVATION LAND ACQUISITION TRUST FUND Dunbar/Jones PLC, Consulting service ............500.00 Home Town Hdw., ................23.88 RDG Planning & Design, park Land dev. .......................5,250.00 Alan Ronk, park land dev....116.00 Treas. State of IA, tax & fee Disbursement....................301.00 ASSESSOR Dennis Alvis, cont. ed. ..........56.10 Counsel Office & Document, Off. Supp. ..............................9.07 Inst. Of IA Cert. Assessors, Cont. ed. ............................25.00 IA State Asso. Of Assessors, Cont. ed. ..........................350.00 Office Stop ..............................7.44 United States Postal Serv. ..753.60 Verizon Wireless ...................37.78 Windstream...........................28.23 JANUARY 2011 WITHHOLDING GENERAL FUND FICA...............................24,221.62 IPERS ............................17,973.67 GENERAL SUPPLEMENT FICA...............................24,666.06 IPERS ............................25,124.18 AFFINITY CARE .................155.55 LINCOLN FINANCIAL.........357.30 BC/BS ............................53,101.26 FIRST HORIZON .............3,661.47 SECONDARY ROAD FUND FICA...............................24,715.08 IPERS ............................21,606.21 AFFINITY CARE ...................94.35 LINCOLN FINANCIAL.........217.80 BC/BS ............................35,654.94 FIRST HORIZON .............1,369.95 EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FUND FICA.................................5,044.04 IPERS ..............................3,915.73 AFFINITY CARE ...................17.85 LINCOLN FINANCIAL...........42.00 BC/BS ..............................5,500.31 FIRST HORIZON ................887.16 ASSESSOR FUND FICA.................................2,158.68 IPERS ..............................1,701.18 AFFINITY CARE .....................7.65 LINCOLN FINANCIAL...........18.00 BC/BS ..............................2,865.05 JANUARY SALARIES Margie Heffernan ................712.85 F. Irene Churchill .................287.37 Janet Wilderdyke.................222.48 Nichole Briggs.....................439.88 Ruth Heim ...........................194.67 Juanita Johnsen..................120.51 Donas Charbonneau...........308.64 Connie Ball............................25.00 Peggy Shearer ......................25.00 Pearl Pinkham..................1,302.82 Marilyn Kepford .....................25.00 Dedra Hatcher.....................523.32 Kandice Wallis..................1,288.98 Carrie Montanez .................643.88 Donald Rodasky....................45.40 Clifford Raper......................638.48 Eugene Jacobsen .................37.24 Paul Weber............................25.00 Duane Klein ..........................25.00 Joseph Ball ...........................25.00 Gary Hall...............................25.00 Roger Barry ..........................25.00 Ricky Shearer .......................25.00 Danny Mathison ....................25.00 Lance Baldwin.......................25.00 Lowell Chapman ...................25.00 Leonard Miller .......................25.00 Jay Heim ...............................25.00 Lynn Kline .............................25.00 John Burbridge .....................25.00 6-1

PUBLIC NOTICE HARRISON COUNTY BOARD PROCEEDINGS December 30, 2011 The Board of Supervisors met in session with all members present. The current agenda was approved on a motion by Smith, second by King. Unanimous approval. Previous minutes were approved on a motion by King, second by Smith. Unanimous approval. Visitor: Walter Utman Panic Buttons Joey Moore with Secure-Tech gave a presentation to the Board on panic buttons for the Courthouse. No action taken. Johnson Farm A public hearing was held for the Board to consider a resolution to convey any interest the County may have in a parcel of land known as the Johnson Farm to the Little Sioux Historic Preservation Association. No comments against this proposal were received. Motion to close the public hearing was made by King, second by Smith. Roll call vote: King – aye; Smith aye; Pitt – aye. Motion to approve resolution authorizing a Quit Claim Deed to Little Sioux Historic Preservation Association on property known as the Johnson Farm was made by Smith, second by King. Roll call vote: King – Aye; Smith – Aye; Pitt – Aye. Johnson Farm is described as: All that part of the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter (NE ¼ NE ¼), and all that part of the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter (SE ¼ NE ¼), all in Section Eighteen (18) Township Eighty One (81) North, Range Forty Four (44) West of the Fifth (5th) Principal Meridian, Harrison County, Iowa, described as commencing at the East Quarter (E ¼) corner of Section 18-81-44, thence due North along the East line of the NE ¼ of Section 18-81-44, 1043.85 feet to an intersection with the centerline of existing County Road F20, thence North 11°27’15” West along said centerline 209.35 feet to the Point of Beginning, thence North 85° 17’15” West 240.00 feet, thence North 17°32’05” West 145.55 feet, thence North 0°46’55” West 625.00 feet to the centerline of existing County Road L-14, thence along said centerline South 23°26’55” East 225.00 feet, thence South 30°56’55” East 250.00 feet to an intersection with the centerline of County Road F-20, thence South 11°27’15” East along said centerline 370.00 feet to the Point of Beginning. Tract contains 2.58 acres, including Public Roads, and 2.02 acres, excluding Public Roads in the NE ¼ NE ¼; and, 0.27 acres, including Public Road, and .022 acres, excluding Public Road in the SE ¼ NE ¼, all in Section 18-81-44. Condemnation List Assistant County Attorney Ashley West discussed the condemnation list with the Board. This list will be brought back to the Board in January for approval. Handwritten Warrant A handwritten warrant to US Bank in the amount of $2,121.59 was approved on a motion by King, second by Smith. Unanimous approval. Resolution Naming Depositories A resolution that lists the maximum amounts of Harrison County’s funds that can be deposited into various banks was given to the Board. On a motion by Smith, second by King, this resolution was approved. Unanimous approval. Cash Count Treasurer: Cash .................................593.00 Safe ..................................407.00 Auto ....................................60.00 Drivers License.................100.00 Deposits in Transit .......57,046.04 CD/MM ...................9,422,463.90 TOTAL ..................$9,480,669.94 Recorder: Cash .................................100.00 Deposits in Transit .........2,728.20 Accts Receivable..............698.70 TOTAL .........................$3,526.90 With business of the day completed, the Board adjourned on a motion by Smith, second by King. Unanimous approval. ATTEST: Susan Bonham, Auditor Gaylord Pitt, Chairman 6-1

February 9, 2011


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Classifieds IAC grant applications due April 1 Vennink promoted The Iowa Arts Council is reminding artists, individuals, schools and organizations the deadline to submit applications for its Major Grants program is April 1. Applications for Major Grant projects occurring in Fiscal Year 2012 (July 1, 2011-July 31, 2012) must be received by 4:30 p.m. April 1 in the IAC office at 600 E. Locust, Des Moines, IA 50319. “This program supports projects that will have a big impact on Iowa communities, students, and artists,” IAC Administrator Mary Sundet Jones said. “It’s an opportunity for the state to invest in the kinds of activities that

Iowans know will boost the creative vitality in their communities.” Major Grants deliver the arts to Iowans through a range of programs and educational outreach. Applicants may request up to $10,000 in funding, which they must match dollar for dollar. Major Grants are available in the following five categories: • Artist Major Grants – Artist-initiated projects that advance artists’ artistic work and career • Arts in Education Major Grants – Education projects that create new programs, new partnerships and expand and/or enhance existing pro-

to Operations Supervisor at HCCB

grams in Iowa schools and communities • Folk & Traditional Arts Major Grants – Projects that promote the living cultural traditions of Iowans. • Organization Major Grants – A wide variety of arts-related projects and programs that engage communities and/or audiences • Public Art Major Grants – High quality public art projects that benefit Iowans More information about Major Grants eligibility, criteria and the application process is available at www.iowaartscouncil.or g or by calling 515-2815111.

Harrison County Conservation Board announces that Byron Vennink has been promoted to operation’s supervisor. Vennink has been a park ranger with HCCB for 13 years. The operation’s supervisor manages daily operations and maintenance of HCCB’s 17 park and wildlife areas. Vennink says he is looking forward to the challenges and rewards in his new position.

2011 Iowa Farmer’s Market Workshop in Des Moines The 13th annual Iowa Farmer’s Market Workshop is scheduled for Feb. 12 in Des Moines. The workshop, sponsored by the Iowa Farmers’ Market Association, provides training and information

for farmer’s market managers and vendors. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the First Christian Church, 2500 University Ave. in Des Moines. The workshop registration fee is $30 and includes lunch. Advance

registration is recommended; walk-ins can register at $40 at 8:30 a.m. The workshop features two presentations: “Farmers Market Disturbance: Handling difficult situations and the people behind them” by Jeff Cole; and “The

Art and Science of Direct Marketing” by Mary Peabody. Jeff Cole is the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Federation of Farmers Markets. Mary Peabody is the Director of the Women’s

Agricultural Network for Vermont, and a Specialist for Community and Economic Development at University of Vermont Extension. The workshop is funded in part by the USDA Specialty Crop Grant Fund Program

through the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship. For more information, contact Ginny Gieseke, IFMA President, at 515277-6951, or visit IFMA Web site at

CLASSIFIEDS HELP WANTED HELP WANTED: Work for Dept. of Health & Human Services. View current job openings at MCAN HELP WANTED: 23 people needed. To lose 5-100 lbs! Dr. recommended! Guaranteed! 866535-2348. MCAN HELP WANTED: Housekeeping and laundry supervisor position available in nursing home setting in Logan. Please call Nolan at 316-213-6581.

LOST & FOUND LOST DOGS: 2 female red Heelers about a year old. One with an orange collar with “Beck” written on it and one with a crooked tail. Call 648-2109 or 712-216-0652. FOUND IN LOGAN: Female Blue Heeler dog. Call 712-6443363.

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We would like to thank everyone for all they have done for our son and family since Adam’s cancer diagnosis Oct. 8, 2010. We have been overwhelmed with generosity from family, friends and the community of Logan with calls, visits, cards, meals brought in, monetary gifts and benefits. A special thank you to our family members, the Class of 2009 for organizing the sale of Adam’s green L y m p h o m a bracelets, the Post Prom Class of 2011, the girl’s volleyball team, LoMa Football Team and Cheerleaders, the Loma Wrestling mom’s for their s p a g h e t t i supper/panther paws/bake sale and to my boss Vicki and co-workers Susie, Janice, Wendi and Vi - a big Thank You for being so understanding and supportive of all the time taken off from work so I could be with Adam during his treatments. All of the love, support, concern and prayers we have received have been so overwhelming and touching, and we will never forget how all of you were there to support our family every step

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The Woodbine Twiner

February 9, 2011

Sports Two Woodbine wrestlers advance to districts The Woodbine Tiger wrestling squad finished in third place out of seven teams at the Class 1A Sectional tournament Feb. 5 with 150.5 points. The team finished behind Logan-Magnolia with 284 and Underwood with 188.5. The Tigers beat out St. Albert with 145, Westwood Sloan with 131, Maple ValleyAnton-Oto with 106.5 and West Monona with 76.5. “I knew it was going to be tight with Underwood, St. Albert, Maple Valley and us and we came out over two of them and finished third I thought that was good,” head coach Matthew Mentink said. “Underwood just had some higher places and was more solid. I know expectations were high for us, but people have to remember we have a lot of freshman and sophomores on our team.” Two Woodbine wrestlers worked their way through the sectional brackets to earn a spot in the Feb. 12 district wrestling tournament, and four landed as alternates. Dalton Peterson (189)

emerged as the Tigers’ sole champion. He took out his first two opponents by pins in 59 seconds and 40 seconds before winning the championship match against Lo-Ma’s Chris Bridgeford in a 9-4 decision. Gavvon Shafer (152) finished as runner up at the tourney. The Woodbine junior pinned West Monona’s Tim Bligh in a 37 second pin and Lo-Ma’s Dillon Miller in a 3-1 decision before facing 39-3 Drake Fanslau from Underwood for the title of sectional champ. The match was tight, but Shafer lost by a narrow 42 decision. Mentink is fairly confident about their chances at districts. “In the first round of districts, Dalton will face the Kramer boy from TriCenter and he hasn’t seen him yet this season. Gavvon will face the Manhart wrestler from Tri-Center who he has beaten twice this season, last time, I think, at 7-0. But if they both wrestle smart and aggressive and as well as they are capable, it looks promising

that we’ll get through,” Mentink said. Lucas Hedstrom (112), Mason Mentink (140), Kyle Kuhlman (215) and Spencer Ball (heavyweight) all finished as alternates. Hedstrom’s first match led him to a 7-4 loss to Underwood’s Taylor Curtis. He faces Westwood Sloan’s Zach Goodvin who he pinned in 56 seconds before being repaired with Curtis, so no wrestle back was needed. Mason Mentink won his first match in a 15-8 decision and second in a 6-4 decision before the sophomore entered the championship ring with Lo-Ma senior Nolan Oviatt. Oviatt took the pin at the end of the first period. A wrestle back for second paired him with Dustin Scott of Westwood Sloan where Mentink fell in the first period, pushing him to an alternate position. The Mentink-Scott match was deemed as one of the most exciting by coach Mentink. Kuhlman took a 5:03 pin before falling in the first to Lo-Ma’s Evan Mikels. Kuhlman won

his next one in a first period pin, but was placed with Mikels again for the title of runner up, so no wrestle back was needed. Ball’s final match of sectionals was another deemed as exciting by Mentink. Ball began the tourney right with a first period pin, but fell to St. Albert’s Marco Naughton in the first. Ball wrestled back through a 7-6 decision and was placed against Lo-Ma’s Logan Melby for the title of runner up. Ball lost in an 8-1 decision, pushing him to the alternate position. Adding to Woodbine’s third place team finish of 150.5 points was: Joe Grady (130), fourth; Josh Matusik (160), fourth; Tanner Hedstrom (119), fifth; Malachi Mentink (125), fifth; Matt Monahan (145), fifth; Alex Whiteing (103), sixth; Nick Klein (135), sixth; and Sean Klein (171), sixth. “As a coach, when I’m looking into the stands and I see people shaking their heads when we lost a match, I want them to remember we have a lot of freshman and sopho-

Sean Klein, a senior co-op wrestler from Boyer Valley, finished his season with a sixth place finish at sectionals. Photo: Kristi Mentink mores that are wrestling juniors and seniors that are pretty good,” Mentink said. “The fans need to keep that in context. I feel we didn’t make a lot of mistakes.

We didn’t wrestle passively or defensively and some of the kids we’ve wrestled before and beaten. It’s hard to beat the same opponent multiple times.”

Boys win close game; Lose big to Ridge View Lady Tigers lose three

Jacolby Ehlert added seven of Woodbine’s 48 points against the Whiting Warriors Feb. 4 at home. The team went 16-45 in shooting on the night. Photo: Dawn Powers JEFF POWERS For The Twiner Woodbine, 48: Whiting, 46 In their third game of the Western Valley Conference tournament,

the Tigers finally had a chance to play on their own home court against the Whiting Warriors. A win would put the Tigers at 2-1 in the tournament with one game left to play. The Tiger’s offense

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would struggle a little but the defense stepped it up to give the Tigers a chance to win. The first half, led by Davis Hackman’s 8 points, would be a back and forth battle with the Tigers coming out on top with a 25-23 led. The third quarter belonged to the Warriors, outscoring the Tigers 15-7. The Warriors would maintain that lead for much of the fourth quarter before the Tigers, and Ethan Lenz’s 9 fourth quarter points, would come storming back to win in dramatic fashion. The Tigers, with about 15 seconds left, finally regained the lead by two points. After giving up a quick lay-up, Lenz redeemed himself with a clutch jumper to retake the lead with 8 seconds left to secure the win. Lenz and Hackman accounted for 60 percent of the Tiger points. Lenz scored 18 followed by Hackman with 11, Jacolby Ehlert with 7, Jameson Delaney with 5, Alex Klein with 4 and Sam Powers with 3 points. Leading the team in rebounds was Powers with 10 followed by Hackman with 7. The team was 16-45 shooting and committed 18 turnovers. “I thought that our guys played pretty well after being off a week and only having one practice due to snow last week,” head coach Heath Stille said. “They weathered Whiting’s run and went on one of our own to close out the game and get the win.” Ridge View, 66: Woodbine, 34 Traveling to Holstein on a wintery Saturday night to take on Class 2A Ridge View, proved to be a tough task for the Tigers. After an exciting win the night before, the

offense and defense decided to stay back in Woodbine. It didn’t help that the Raptors had a 6’6’ post player. The Tiger’s defense, whether zone or man to man, just didn’t have an answer to stop him. The first quarter started off with an immediate alley-oop jam by the Raptors big man. The Raptors would surge to an 11-0 start until Davis Hackman would make a lay-up to get the Tigers on the board. The Raptors would dominate every quarter with effective inside and outside scoring eventually winning 66-34. At press time there were no official stats available. Unofficially, Ethan Lenz led all Tiger scorers with 13 points followed by Jameson Delaney with 5, Hackman with 4, Sam Powers and Levi Brown with 3 each and Jacolby Ehlert, Alex Klein and Jay Radloff with 2 each. The boy’s record is now 6-12. Ehlert and Lenz lead in rebounds with five each. “We came out slow and were not able to ever get going against this bigger team. I thought that they came out and applied a lot of pressure and our guys did not have an answer for that,” head coach Heath Stille said. “We now have two games this week that we can hopefully win and go into districts riding a winning streak.” The Tigers will end their regular season play with two games next week. On Feb. 8 the Tigers will play A-H-S-T and on Feb. 11 the Tigers will travel to Missouri Valley. Both games will start with junior varsity boys followed by a varsity game. The next week the Tigers will begin district play on the road to take on Walnut. The game will be on Feb. 17 in Walnut at 7 p.m.

JEFF POWERS For The Twiner Charter Oak-Ute, 41: Woodbine, 29 Boyer Valley, 41: Woodbine, 29 Ridge View, 84: Woodbine, 37 The Lady Tigers spent the week on the road and the lack of offense proved too much to overcome in the three losses. Except for Ridge View, the defense played well enough to win. Giving up 41 points to Charter Oak and Boyer Valley would give any team a chance to win. Class 2A Ridge View’s offense was too much for the Lady Tigers as they could score inside and outside, shooting 50 percent on the night. In 12 quarters the Tigers managed double figures only three times. Against Ridge View they were shut out in the first quarter but did bounce back to score 17 and 14 in the second and third quarters. Against Charter Oak, Justina Royer led all Tiger scorers with 15 points followed by

Shelby Hall with 7. Royer also led the team in rebounds with 9 just missing a double double. Kaitlyn Pulscher also had an impressive 8 rebounds. The Tigers were 12-58 shooting with 21 turnovers. Paige Hackman led all Tiger scorers with 7 points against Boyer Valley followed Hall and Rebekka Boer with 6 points each. Boer led the team with 9 rebounds followed by Hackman with 7. The Tigers shot 12-46 and committed 22 turnovers. For second game of the week Hackman led the Tiger scorers with 11 points followed by Hall with 6 points. Hackman, like Royer, just missed a double-double bringing down 9 rebounds. The ladies shot 15-46 from the field and committed 40 turnovers against a swarming Ridge View defense. The girls regular season is over. They will begin regional play on Feb. 10 against Boyer Valley. That game will be played in Woodbine at 7 p.m.

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Alyssa Blum shot 2-for-5 at the Feb. 5 game against the Ridge View Raptors. The 5-2 sophomore also made one free throw during the game to tally five points for the Lady Tigers. Photo: Dawn Powers

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