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Infrastructure, lake project dominate legislative luncheon dialogue By AMY HANSEN
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Roads and water — those were two of the most discussed topics during a legislative luncheon Jan. 24 at Lakeside Casino. Rep. Joel Fry, R-Osceola, and Sen. Amy Sinclair, RAllerton, spoke during the luncheon, which was sponsored by Clarke County Development Corporation. Sinclair said one of her priorities during the legislative session is addressing the needs of the state’s infrastructure, including roads and bridges. “Now, being in the district I’m in, having Wayne and Decatur county in my district,” Sinclair said, “I’m not interested in just adding another tax on to fuel that would drive people down to Missouri to buy gas, along with their cheaper cigarettes and higher alcohol content beer and fireworks.” Other option If the solution isn’t through fuel taxes, what is it? Sinclair said she recently filed a bill with other cosponsors in the Iowa Senate. “(It) would take 2 per-
Pictured is Murray’s FIRST Tech Challenge robotics team at a competition Jan. 11 at Sergeant Bluff. Pictured, top row, from left, are Rileigh Hiatt and Joclyn Bower. Middle row are Kira Barr, Tony Miller, Frank Thacker and Coach Andy Hitz. Bottom row are Sam Rockhold, Allison Peterson and Zac Thacker.
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MURRAY — It’s time for the rise of the machines. On Jan. 11, Murray Engineering Club’s (MEC) FIRST Tech Challenge’s (FTC) robotics team went to Sergeant Bluff for a competition and won the “Winning Alliance” and “Rockwell Collins Innovate” awards. The team advanced to state competition Feb. 2122 at the Marriott Hotel in Coralville. Zac Thacker, a senior, does a lot of the computer programming for the team. “I’m the only one that really understands it,” Thacker said with a laugh. “I did
do some basic programming a couple of years ago. It kind of helped lead into this. I already kind of knew what I was doing and what I was looking for.” The engineering club was formed four years ago and has 25 members consisting of junior-high and seniorhigh students. Eight members of the club are also involved with the FTC robotics team. Their team name is “MECanism.” The team consists of four boys and four girls. What is FIRST Tech Challenge? FTC is designed for students in seventh through 12th grade to compete headto-head using a sports model. Teams are responsible
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With two councilmen absent and another having to abstain on voting, an agenda item became a conflict of interest during a Jan. 22 Osceola City Council meeting. The agenda item concerned approving the city council’s $3,000 contribution to Osceola Senior Center. Since Councilmen Chris Dorsey and Dan Hooper were absent and Councilman Glenn Schaff is on the senior center board, there weren’t enough councilmen who would be allowed to vote on the issue. The council didn’t have a quorum. Mayor Fred Diehl said the issue wasn’t about attempting to withhold fund-
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to close three bridges and lower the weight and speed limit on two others. “It’s just a dire need. I don’t think people understand that we have to address it,” McCann said. “I guess I’m not going to argue one way or the other for gas tax, or whatever. But, I think we need appropriate funding to do it, however you do it.” Please see LUNCHEON, Page 4
ing, but rather not having enough councilmen present to have a quorum and vote on the issue. Additional funding The city budgets $3,000 annually toward the senior center, which has been struggling with financial issues. In March, the council increased that budget to $6,000 per fiscal year and issue two separate payments. That payment system would allow the council the chance to review the senior center’s financial situation every six months. Ty Wheeler, Osceola city administrator/clerk, said the council didn’t have an update on financial reports from the senior center, which would be helpful when approving the next contribution to the senior center. Payments are issued twice a year.
“I don’t think it’s necessary to change the terms of the $3,000 that we usually give, but to require additional documentation that we need,” Wheeler said. Schaff said he didn’t see how him sitting on the senior-center board could be a conflict of interest since he doesn’t get paid to sit on the board. Schaff “I was always under the impression if you sat on a board, and you get paid, then it would be a conflict of interest,” Schaff said. Diehl said since Schaff Please see CONFLICT, Page 5
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Understanding the new provisions in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or navigating its “Marketplace” website can sometimes be difficult. Fortunately, Clarke County has a solution for those who are in need of assistance. Anybody interested in
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for designing, building and programming their robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams. The robot kit is reusable from year to year and is programmed using a variety of languages. Teams, including coaches, mentors and volunteers are required to develop a strategy and build robots based on sound engineering principles. Awards are given for competition, as well as for community outreach, design and other real-world accomplishments. College scholarships are also available through FTC. How did MEC start? Even though the engineering club has been around for four years, this is only the second year students have participated in a FTC robotics team. Murray science teacher Andy Hitz helps to coach the club. The club first originated when students in a physics class wanted to build a T-shirt shooting gun. “That kind of started the idea that maybe we needed a club here that focused on engineering,” Hitz said. “We had a lot of interest in it. We built rockets … last year we got hooked in with
cent off the top of the general fund’s gross receipts every year from the state and transfer that into the road-use tax fund,” Sinclair said. “It addresses the issue of not making our fuel more expensive. It addresses the issue of not having enough in 10 years when vehicles are getting higher mileage.” During public comment, Clarke County Supervisor Marvin McCann said the county recently had its bridges inspected and had
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Rep. Joel Fry, R-Osceola, speaks during a legislative luncheon Jan. 24 at Lakeside Casino.
applying for health insurance through the ACA can meet with Brenda Brown, outreach and enrollment coordinator with Community Health Centers of Southern Iowa, at Clarke County Public Health, 134 W. Jefferson St. “I’ve been certified to utilize the new health care marketplace to help individuals to look at what their options are,” Brown
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John Edwin Snyder Jr., 35, On Jan. 21, Snyder was LEON — An Alcoholics of Murray was charged with released on $1,250 bond and Anonymous has scheduled violation of a no-contact or- set to appear in court later in a speaker meeting. der and third-degree harassPeople are invited to the day. ment Jan. 21. come for a free lunch, support and the speaker meeting.
POLICE REPORT Cody E. Keenan, 23, 212 E. Clay St., was charged on a warrant for driving under suspension 2:09 a.m. Jan. 22. —————— Glenna Marie Sook, 44, 317 E. Grant St., was issued a citation to appear for animals at-large 9:50 a.m. Jan. 21. —————— Jordan Eric Babcock,
24, 915 Roosevelt St., was charged with forgery of a lottery ticket 11:50 a.m. Jan. 21. —————— Kyle Patrick Sutton, 23, 630 S. Fillmore St., was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia and assault on a peace officer 7:10 a.m. Jan. 25.
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COLLEGE NEWS Grand View University DES MOINES — Recognition for outstanding academic achievement has been given to the following Grand View University students for the 2013 fall semester. Students are named to the dean’s list for earning a grade-point average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale while carrying at least 12 hours of classes. Osceola: Breana Sitzman, Kylar McCann. Students are also named to the president’s list for earning a grade-point average of 4.0 while carrying at least 12 hours of classes. Osceola: Kalli McCann. —————— Iowa State University AMES — More than 6,900 Iowa State University undergraduates have been recognized for outstanding academic achievement by being named to the 2013 fall semester dean’s list. Students named to the dean’s list must have earned
a grade-point average of at least 3.50 on a 4.00 scale while carrying a minimum of 12 credit hours of graded course work. Garden Grove: Justin Isaac Mendenhall, agricultural studies. Grand River: Brittany Lynn Binning, kinesiology and health. Lamoni: Nathaniel Colte Silver, history. Leon: Taylorann Kalin Smith, agricultural and life sciences education. Murray: Joe L. Webb, nutritional science (H SCI). Osceola: Maria D. Banuelos, child, adult and family services; Danelly Selene Barajas, elementary education; Alicia Louise Blair, accounting; Nicholas Lee George, accounting; Kacey Leigh Klemesrud, animal science; Jacob Daniel Oswald, landscape architecture and Andrew Ray Weeda, industrial technology. Woodburn: Kimberly Ann Stearns, animal science.
The event is Saturday, Feb. 15, at Leon Community Center. Lunch is at 12:30 p.m. and the meeting begins at 2 p.m. There is no charge. For additional information, call 641-799-4968.
Search for ‘Artist of Year’ Clarke Area Arts Council (CAAC) invites area artists to submit an original art work for the 2014 CAAC Artist of the Year award. Amateur and professional artists interested in having their art considered for the 2014 designation should contact CAAC board members Deb Jurshak at 641447-2430 or Mary Ellen Kimball at 641-342-4272 by Friday, March 28. Artists must live or work in Clarke County and/or be a member of the arts council. Art work may be black/ white or color, any media and in a reproducible size. The selected artist will have a print of their win-
ning art work framed, receive 10 complimentary copies and have an exhibit area at Osceola’s Lakeside Resort Casino. The 2014 Artist of the Year will be announced at the Spring Gala, Sunday, May 4. The past nine years arts council members have received a signed print of an original art work by Clarke County artists: Howard Brause (2005), Laura Haines (2006), Gary Robins (2007), Stan Samuelson (2008), Ward Reynoldson (2009), Chris Robins (2010), Mary Ellen Kimball (2011), Sherresse Buzard (2012) and Sarah Dentlinger Flaherty (2013).
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It was leveled and reseeded with grass. The sign and fences painted. The project was finished by mounting a new gold eagle on the top of the flagpole. Beeler directed volunteers and received local donations to complete this project. An Eagle Scout court of honor, with more than 100 people in attendance, was held Jan. 12 at the Interstate 35’s student center. Key presenters were Richard Keller, Pat Thornburgh, master of ceremonies, and pastor Dr. John Lewis. Beeler is also involved in FFA (president), National Honor Society (vice president), student council (vice president, executive council), 4-H, Madison County Community Foundation (student board member), as well as band, track and football. He plans to attend Iowa State University in the fall where he will study agricultural engineering.
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Beeler attains Eagle Scout honor Forrest Robert Beeler obtained the highest advancement award of the Boy Scouts of America — the Eagle Scout award. He is the son of Gary and Laura Beeler and grandson of Nelda Beeler and the late Larry Beeler, all of Peru. Beeler is 18 years old, a senior at Interstate 35 High School and member of St. Charles Parish. He is in Troop No. 119 of New Virginia, under the direction of Scoutmaster Richard Keller. Along with becoming Eagle scout, Beeler held the positions of patrol leader and troop guide. He was required to earn 21 merit badges and demonstrate the ideals of service and leadership. Beeler’s Eagle Scout project was the restoration of Ebenezer Cemetery in Walnut Township. This involved the removal of a large mound filled with trees, shrubbery and trash.
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Christian Church. Marvin was born March 5, 1933 to Hallie (Fletcher) and Oda Woolsey in Knoxville and graduated from Garden Grove High School. He attended college at San Diego State and returned to Iowa to farm for 30 years. He also employed with the City of Des Moines at the Waste Water Treatment Plant for 15 years and retired at the age of 74. Marvin was well liked and was able to make friends wherever he went. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He
Marvin Woolsey, 80, passed a w a y Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at the VA Medical C e n t e r Woolsey in Des Moines. A memorial service celebrating his life will be at 10:30 a.m., Monday, January 27 at the Osceola First
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Carl Burrell, 84, of West Des Moines, formerly of Osceola, died Jan. 20, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. A com- Burrell mittal service with military rites was held 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, at Maple Hill Cemetery in Osceola. Kale Funeral Home, 301 S. Main St., Osceola, was in charge of arrangements. Memorial con-
tributions may be directed to his family to be decided at a later date. Online condolences may be left at www. kalefuneralhome.com. Carl Bernard Burrell, son of Leona May (Chumbley) and Nathan Carl Burrell, was born Nov. 12, 1929, in Clarke County. Carl received his education in Clarke County and graduated from Osceola High School. Soon after graduation, Carl entered the United States Army and served during the Korean Conflict. On April 4, 1954, Carl married Bethel Joan Brand in Osceola. After his military service,
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will be remembered as an avid reader who enjoyed going to the library. Marvin taught himself how to use the computer at the age of 70 and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Marvin was a Marine Corps Korean War combat veteran and a member of the American Legion. He was also a member of First United Methodist Church in Des Moines. His memory will be cherished by his wife of 59 years, Marilyn; son, Ed Woolsey (Mary Ann Hynes); daughter, Angela
Carl worked for various HyVee Stores and managed the store in Lamoni. He later worked for Delevan’s in West Des Moines and most recently was a machinist at Wellman Dynamics. Carl was a charter member of Osceola Eagles Lodge Aerie No. 3495 in Osceola, V.F.W. in Des Moines and Davis-Pence Post American Legion Post No. 69 in Osceola. Carl is survived by his sons, Rick (Jackie) Burrell of Columbia Falls, Mont., and David Burrell of West Des Moines; daughter Jane (Tom) Sweeney of Granger; grandchildren, Jessica and Davey Burrell of Des
Baughman; granddaughter, Katie (B.J.) Enos; two great-grandsons, Carter and Caden Enos; and siblings, Frank Woolsey, Clara Carter and Catie Sher. He was preceded in death by his parents and eight siblings, Margaret Katzenberger, Wilma Hildreth, Mervin Woolsey, Mildred Wendt, Lucy O’Brian, Marilyn Capello, Gordon Woolsey and Warren Woolsey. Memorials may be directed to the Davis-Pence American Legion Post 69 or to the Osceola Public Library.
Moines, Danielle Sweeney of Zimmerman, Minn., Brooke Sweeney of Madrid and Taylor (Jason) Cochran of Woodward; sisters, Lucille Reynolds of Osceola and Donna (John) Carson of Woodburn; sister-in-law Ann Burrell of Osceola; great-grandchildren, Mady Moisa, Quinton Sweeney, Shelby Woods, Madox Moisa, Addi Cochran, Eme Woods, Naomi Moisa and Bristol Cochran; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Carl was preceded in death by his parents, wife, brother Merrill Lee Burrell and brother-in-law Lowell Wayne Reynolds.
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Loretta Eckels Murray Loretta Eckels, 73, of Murray died Jan. 21, 2014, at Clarke County Hospital in Osceola. Funeral Eckels services were 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Osceola. Interment was in Murray Cemetery. Kale Funeral Home, 301 S. Main St., Osceola, was in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be given to Immanuel Lutheran Church or Murray Schools Dollars for Scholars. Online condolences may be left at www.kalefuneralhome.com. Loretta Anna (Knoll) Eckels, daughter of to Rudolph and Norma Knoll, was born Sept. 17, 1940, on a farm in Percy, Ill. On Jan. 6, 1963, Loretta
married Gary James Eckels and moved from her home in Loveland, Colo., to Murray. Loretta was a nurse at Clarke County Hospital and later an educator. Loretta is survived by her husband Gary; children, Mike (wife Jodee) of Murray, Susan (husband Rick) of Norwalk and Andy (wife Chandra) of Murray; grandchildren, Katie (Brian Jennett) of Iowa City, Darin (Ashleigh Neal) Eckels and Corey Eckels, all of Murray, Elyse and Cole Rice, Marcus and Rachel Johnson, all of Norwalk, and Addison, Rileanna and Trevor Eckels, all of Murray; brother Roy (Eileen) Knoll of Arizona; sisters, June Steele of Colorado and Nadine Meyer of Illinois; and many nieces and nephews. Loretta was preceded in death by her parents; parents-in-law, James and Gertrude Eckels; and brothers-in-law, Stephen Eckels, Kenny Goeltl, Pat Steele and Vic Meyer.
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Response to senior center resignation By GLENN SCHAFF
Osceola city councilman
This letter is to let the public know that effective Jan. 23, 2014, I have resigned my position on Osceola Senior Center board. At the Jan. 22, 2014, city council meeting, former council member Sarah Truitt came before the council to advise them of a conflict of interest because of myself serving on the senior center board and city council as a member at-large. Each year, the city issues a contribution to Osceola Senior Center to assist with the operation. Checks are issued twice a year and voted on by the city council. At the Jan. 22, 2014, meeting, only three members were present to vote on the first check. Because of only having three council members present, and the conflict of interest being brought up, the council’s decision was to take no action on the funding and postpone voting on the issuing of funds to the senior center until the next council meeting. Personally, I am truly disgusted that our former city council member
would risk the funds being issued to Osceola Senior Center to get back at me. In her re-election campaign, she discussed her accomplishments. One of the accomplishments was securing more funding for Osceola Senior Center. This action certainly contradicts that statement. I want to apologize to anyone in the community who feels this was a conflict of interest for me serving on two boards at the same time. I chose to resign from Osceola Senior Center board because I know how important the funds are to the senior center. The senior center serves hot meals to local people in and around the community. Some people rely on this meal as it is the only hot meal they receive each day. I hope in the future her attacks at me will not affect innocent people or community organizations. I was told the city council has a budget work session Jan. 30, 2014, at 7 p.m. Osceola Senior Center funding will be voted on at this meeting. I encourage anyone supporting the Osceola Senior Center operation to attend.
Thank you to those who helped By LANI SECKER and ELLIOTT, KATHRYN SECKER Plymouth, Minn.
On the evening of Dec. 28, 2013, our vehicle struck a deer on Interstate 35 North near Osceola, Iowa. We were assisted by several members of your community, as well as fellow travelers. A special thank you to our heroes for going above and beyond the call of duty: • Paramedics and EMTs (Tricia, Sam, Shelly and Kurt) • Physicians and nurses (Dr. Gaylene, Sande and Kira) • Osceola Police Department • Osceola Fire Department
• Clarke County Sheriff’s Office • Clarke County Ambulance • Iowa State Patrol • The semi-driver who swerved to miss our vehicle and ended up in the snowy ditch. • The family traveling behind us who also swerved to miss our vehicle, then stopped and assisted with blankets. Note: We still have two blankets belonging to that family, which we would love to return. Please contact us if anyone knows their identity. • The numerous travelers who stopped to offer assistance. We are doing well, other than some bruises and a broken foot. Thanks again to everyone who came to our aid.
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the First Tech Challenge and (the) robotics program is really cool.” When students were asked what first interested them in joining MEC, these were some of their responses: • “I like building things.” • “I’m going to college for computer science, so it kind of fit.” • “I liked it. It was something no other club did.” • “I like doing things hands-on, and this was a chance to actually give it a shot and do stuff and make awesome things.”
On to state This will be the first time the Murray’s robotics team has advanced to state. The team designed a robot to do a series of actions and movements, which include picking up blocks, going up ramps and dispensing the blocks in goals. Their robot’s name is MECatron Mark 3. Programming the robot for state competition is still in the works. “They’re looking into what types of upgrades they might do to their robot to let it do more stuff,” Hitz said.
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Iowa Department of Education released the latest edition of the Annual Condition of Education report recently. The report provides a wide range of state-level data, including shifts in student populations and demographics, teacher salaries and characteristics, student achievement results and school financial information. The report contains the most recent data through the 2012-13 school year, unless otherwise noted. The report also includes two unique sections: • An evaluation of the impact of the Statewide Voluntary Preschool Program on the third-grade assessment results of students who participated in the preschool program during the 2008-09 school year. • A study that examines the relationship between student achievement and teacher retention in Iowa schools. Highlights include: Students in public schools • 20.2 percent: Minority student enrollment, up from 14.9 percent in 2008-09. • 41 percent: Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, up from 27 percent 12 years ago. • 89.3 percent: Four-year graduation rate for the class of 2012. • 40.2 percent: Students in the class of 2013 who enrolled in high-level mathematics courses. • 66.4 percent: Students in
the class of 2013 who reported taking chemistry. • 22.1: ACT composite score among 66 percent of students in Iowa’s class of 2013 who were tested. The national average was 20.9 out of a possible 36. • 36,026: Students enrolled concurrently in high school and community college courses, up from 21,587 in 2006-07. 73,834: Concurrent enrollment courses taken in the 201213 school year. Technology readiness • Iowa districts spent $174.40 per student for hardware and software during the 2011-12 school year, up from $86.20 per student in 2000-01. • Iowa schools have a need for high-speed bandwidth for digital learning. • Most Iowa high schools (67.3 percent) are equipped with 50 MB or less of bandwidth. This compares to 54.7 percent of middle schools and 51.5 percent of elementary schools. Schools and teachers • 348: The number of Iowa school districts in the 2012-13
school year; there were 351 the year before and 431 in 1990. There are 346 school districts in the 2013-14 school year. • 34,226: The number of fulltime public school teachers, up slightly from 33,610 in 2000-01. • $50,914: The average salary for public school teachers in 2012-13, up from $50,218 the previous school year. • 26th: Iowa’s national ranking in teacher pay. Iowa ranks seventh among Midwestern states. • 41.5: Average age of Iowa’s full-time public school teachers. School finance • 80.8 percent: Percentage of total general fund spending in public schools for salaries and benefits. • $9,435: Iowa’s average perstudent expenditure in 2011-12. The amount is about the same as the year before ($9,425). • 70.8 percent: Percentage of total general fund spending in Iowa public schools dedicated to student instruction in 201112. This is an increase from 69 percent in 2000-01. See the full report on the department’s website: https:// www.educateiowa.gov/document-type/annual-conditioneducation-report-pk-12 Please join me at one of my legislative coffees during the course of the 2014 legislative session. Legislative Forum Events • Friday, Feb. 28 Noon at Lakeside Casino in Osceola • Friday, March 28 Noon at Lakeside Casino in Osceola
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CCRC’s lake project Another topic that drew a lot of public comment was Clarke County Reservoir Commission’s (CCRC) Squaw Creek Watershed project. The ongoing CCRC project could provide a water supply for Osceola and Southern Iowa Rural Water Association (SIRWA) with an 816-acre lake, which could provide 2.2 million gallons of water per day. West Lake, the current water source, doesn’t meet the needs of Clarke County and SIRWA. The total project cost for the reservoir in the CCRC Squaw Creek Watershed is estimated at $37.6 million. Funding for the project includes many sources, especially funding from the local-option sales tax. Right now, CCRC is going through the process of declaratory judgment with the watershed project. Declaratory judgment is a
court review for acquiring land for a public project. It authorizes CCRC to purchase land from voluntary sellers and exercise eminent domain for involuntary sellers within the area of the watershed project. Eminent domain is the government’s power to take private property for public use by a state. A court date in Clarke County was set for March 10 to determine if CCRC can authorize declaratory judgment in its watershed project. There were other public concerns about businesses leaving Osceola for another location with an adequate and cheaper supply of water and no sewer taxes. Local concerns Osceola resident Dr. Jim Kimball asked if Sinclair and Fry knew of any efforts to block the lake project in the legislature or if they would be a part of the process to block the lake. Fry said there is eminentdomain legislation that has
emerged in the House, and it also includes many issues from across the state. “Eminent domain conversation is alive in the Iowa House and in the Iowa Senate, not just for what’s going on in Clarke County, but as it relates to the northern half of the state and also as it relates to an issue around Pella,” Fry said. “ ... From a large context of eminent domain, I would expect to see more conversation around that.” Use of eminent domain Sinclair said she wanted to clarify she only supports judicious use of eminent domain. “I do not support the use of eminent domain for economic development purposes alone, for recreational purposes alone,” Sinclair said. “I do not support eminent domain outside of what is essential for public good. I don’t want to be unclear about that. I support only very judicious use of eminent domain in all circumstances.”
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was on the board, it would be a conflict of interest. “You are a part of them,” Diehl said. “It’s, I don’t know. That whole thing is a loose cannon because we’ve got some other situations where, I think, there is a conflict of interest.” Public comment The conflict of interest issue was also mentioned during the public-comment section of the council meeting. Sarah Truitt, a member of Osceola Parks and Recreation board and former Osceola city councilwoman, said she approached the council six to eight months ago about possible additional funding to Osceola’s Latino Festival, which she
helped organize. The item was never put on the agenda. “If that had ever come to a vote, I would’ve abstained from voting because of my involvement in the committee,” Truitt said. “I wouldn’t have thought it was fair for me to vote for something that was in my interest.” Truitt said she was concerned about council members voting on the issue who have a conflict of interest and the problems it could create. “I think it’s important for us to keep that focus on the entire community and not just certain segments of the community and how it can grow as a whole,” Truitt said.
Announcement A budget work session for the city council was scheduled 7 p.m. Jan. 29, and the senior center funding will likely be on the work session’s agenda. During verbal council reports at the end of the meeting, Schaff made an announcement he would step down from the senior center board the next morning. “You know, you wonder why it’s so hard to get somebody on a board. We’ve just seen a good example of it,” Schaff said. “And, I will step off the board in the morning as soon as it opens. And, also, there’s a certain amount of animosity behind that. I will be off the board in time for the next meeting.”
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Iowa unemployment rate drops to 4.2 percent DES MOINES – Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to a postrecession low of 4.2 percent in December from a revised November rate of 4.3 percent. The comparable rate for December 2012 was 5.0 percent. The U.S. unemployment rate for December dropped to 6.7 percent from 7.0 percent in November, as more people left the labor
force. “In contrast to the national trend, Iowa made considerable progress toward expanding its labor force in 2013,” said Teresa Wahlert, director of Iowa Workforce Development. “The state’s labor force grew in response to the increase in total employment, which surpassed 1.6 million in December.” The statewide pool of un-
employed persons dropped to 70,200 in December, its lowest level for the year. The December estimate was down from 72,100 in November and 81,700 one year ago. The total number of working Iowans increased to 1,602,300 in December from 1,593,300 in November. The current figure is 53,400 higher than one year ago.
Seasonally adjusted nonfarm employment Total nonfarm employment shed 2,400 jobs in December, lowering the monthly total to 1,528,500. This loss is only the fourth during the calendar year, and primarily due to largerthan-expected declines in seasonal industries. Government added 500 jobs in local government, yet the public sector posted a loss of 1,700 jobs since last December. Alternatively, private industries lost 2,900 jobs this month, but remain up 14,500 jobs from last year’s level. Trade and transportation led all super sectors this month with a gain of 2,200 jobs. The increase was fueled by growth in wholesale (+2,200) and retail trade (+1,400). This month’s gain is good news for Iowa’s retail and wholesale trade industries, which cumulatively
had reported losses in each of the last four months. However, the gain in these industries was partially offset by declines in transportation and warehousing (-1,400). Manufacturing increased by 1,000 jobs in December, which was reflected in both nondurable (+600) and durable goods (+400) factories. Job losses this month were widespread, and concentrated in seasonal industries. Leisure and hospitality lost the largest number of jobs (-2,600), followed by construction (-1,900). Financial activities decreased by 800 jobs, marking the fifth loss in the last six months. This recent weakness is in stark contrast to the expansion that occurred from January 2012 through June 2013, when jobs were pared
only once. Despite the yearend declines, finance remains up 700 jobs from the same month one year ago. Since last December, total nonfarm employment has increased by 12,800 jobs. Trade and transportation led all super sectors (+5,000) due to higherthan-expected gains in wholesale and retail trade. Professional and business services followed closely (+4,900), and education and health services ranked in third place (+3,200). Manufacturing lost some of its momentum during the second half of 2013, but still advanced by 2,900 jobs over the year. Only three of the private sectors were down from last year: other services (-1,300), leisure and hospitality (-1,100) and information (-1,000).
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OSCEOLA LIFEPOINT ASSEMBLY OF GOD, 801 N. Fillmore, 641.342.2334, Chuck DeVos, Lead Pastor, Jason Gibson, Youth Pastor. Sunday - 9 am & 10:30 am, Worship, 9 am, Bible Classes. Wednesday - 7 pm - Kid’s Activities, Focal Point Youth & Prayer Meeting. Web site: www. lifepointministries.net CALVARY BIBLE CHURCH, 2225 N. Main. Matt Floyd, pastor. Transportation provided by Church if needed. 641-342-4778. Sunday - 9:45 a.m. - Sunday School. 11 a.m. - Morning Worship. 6 p.m. - Sunday Evening Services. 7 p.m. - Wednesday, Bible Study & Prayer. Web site: www. calvaryosceola.org CHRIST’S WAY CHURCH, Shane Simpson, pastor, 201 Leann Drive, 641342-6181 or Sunday - 9 a.m. - Sunday School, 10 a.m. - Worship Service. Wednesday - 6:30 p.m. Youth Groups & Adult Bible Study. Sunday - 6:30 p.m. - Worship. Bible Studies are offered throughout the week. Call for schedule. CHURCH OF CHRIST, Douglas Berry, evangelist, 3310 West McLane, 641342-2720. Sunday - 7:30 a.m.-”Search” on Channel 23 KCWI. 9:30 a.m.-Bible Classes. 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. - Worship. Wednesday - 7 p.m. - Worship and Bible Study. CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST LATTER-DAY SAINTS, East on Highway 34, 641-342-6333. Sunday - 10 a.m. -Sacrament meeting. 11:20 a.m. - Sunday School and Primary. 12:10 p.m. - Relief SocietyPriesthood. Wednesdays - 2:00-8:00 p.m. - Family History Center. COMMUNITY OF CHRIST CHURCH, 414 East McLane, Elder Tom Meyer, pastor, 342-2553. 9:30 a.m. Sunday School. 10:00 a.m. FAITH FELLOWSHIP, Evangelical Free Church, 230 S. Fillmore, Pastor Sheldon Lorenson, 3426603. Youth Pastor Darrin Baumfalk. Sunday - 9:00 a.m. - Sunday School. 10:00 a.m. - Morning Worship. Wednesday - 7 p.m. - Midweek Bible study and prayer service. Weekly small groups - call for info. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, Southern Baptist, 900 South Fillmore. 641-4143740. Sunday - 9:30 a.m. Sunday School. 10:30 a.m. - Morning Worship Service - 6:00 p.m. Bible Study. Wednesday evening services - 6 p.m. Point of contact — 641-414-3740.
National Marriage Week By Pastor Sheldon Lorenson Faith Fellowship
Our president has made income inequality a major issue in his administration. He wants everyone to help in the fight against poverty. One of the best ways our church can fight poverty is to work for healthy marriages. Feb. 7 through 14 is National Marriage Week — “a collaborative campaign to strengthen individual marriages, reduce the divorce rate and build a stronger marriage culture, which in turn helps curtail poverty and benefits children.” Count me in. And, I hope you and your church will take part, as well. Iowans and others have heard a great deal about the personal benefits of marriage in terms of health and happiness. And, of course, children do better by nearly every measure in intact families. But, marriage’s benefits go beyond the personal — society itself benefits from strong marriages. Especially in the economic area. We’ve heard a great deal lately about the growing economic divide and economic inequality. What we don’t hear enough about is the role that family formation — or more to the point, the lack of family formation — plays in this divide. The Brookings Institution, a moderate-to-liberal Washington think tank, has estimated that poverty rates would be 25 percent lower if marriage rates were the same today as they were in 1970. Sadly, they’re not. In 1970, 84 percent of all U.S.-born 30-to-44-year olds were married. Today, the percentage is below 60 percent. According to Bowling Green State University, “Since 1970, the marriage rate has declined by almost 60 percent.” What’s even worse is the decline of marriage has been most pronounced amongst the most vulnerable segments of the population — the less-affluent and least-well-educated. This vulnerability was the subject of a recent article at the Atlantic Monthly’s website. The title of the article says it all, “Wealthy Women Can Afford to Reject Marriage, But FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH (Disciples of Christ), 300 South Main St., The Rev. Dr. Al Adams, minister, Sunday - 9 a.m. - Sunday school for all, 10 a.m. - Worship, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. Soul Cafe worshipful supper. GRACE BIBLE CHURCH OF SOUTHERN IOWA, meets at 410 N. Dewey Osceola. Cass Young, pastor. 641342-7110. 10:00 a.m. Church Service. LIGHT OF GRACE, 400 E. Cass St., 641-745-7257, Victor Lochman, pastor, worship Sunday, 10 a.m. IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 101 E. View Place, Rev. J.R. Wheeler, pastor, 641-342-3121. Sunday - 9:00 a.m. God’s Service. 10:15 a.m. - Sunday School. Wednesday - 7:30 p.m. Elders & Deacons meeting.
Poor Women Can’t.” As the author Emma Green wrote, “For a poor woman, deciding whether to get married or not will be a big part of shaping her economic future.” Indeed, especially if children are involved. As National Marriage Week USA Executive Director Sheila Weber wrote for Fox News, there is a “2 percent chance of poverty if you finish high school, work full time and postpone marriage and childbearing until age 21. If you don’t do these three things, there is a 77 percent chance of poverty.” Thus, while for more affluent women, “deciding whether to get married is a choice about independence, [and] lifestyle,” for poorer women, it’s a choice that goes a long way toward their and their children’s future. To be clear, marriage isn’t a “silver bullet.” It’s not a cure-all for poverty. But, it’s an important weapon in our battle against poverty and even inequality. As a 2012 Heritage Foundation study put it, “The U.S. is steadily separating into a two-caste system with marriage and education as the dividing line. In the high-income third of the population, children are raised by married parents with a college education; in the bottom-income third, children are raised by single parents with a high-school diploma or less.” None of this is debatable — the social science data on the link between marriage and poverty is overwhelming. It’s just inconvenient for those who are wed — pun intended — to a narrative that values independence and freedom. As Christians, we’re called to love our neighbor and to pray for the welfare of our communities. For the benefit of all, we need to get the truth about marriage out. And, that’s why National Marriage Week is so important.
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LA IGLESIA DE DIOS DE LA PROFECIA, Lilia Perez, Pastora. 1215 S. Main St, Osceola. Dia de Cultos: Domingo - 10:30 a.m., Escuela Dominical. 11:30 a.m., Servicio. Martes - 6:00 ST. BERNARD CATHOLIC p.m., Oracion. Jueves - 6:00 CHURCH, 222 East Pearl. p.m., Misioneros. Viernes 641-342-2850. Fr. David 6:00 p.m., Hogares. Polich. English mass on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. MEDORA UNITED Spanish mass on Sundays METHODIST CHURCH, at noon. Misas espanoles Keith Putney, pastor, 641los domingos 12 p.m. 449-3544. Sunday - 9:00 a.m. - Worship, 9:15 a.m. UNITED METHODIST Church School. CHURCH, 130 W. Grant St. Osceola, 641-342-2830. Julie M. Poore, pastor. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. www ST. ANDREWS (Wonderful Wednesday EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 1112 Worship). Sunday: 9 a.m. Hillcrest Court, Chariton, IA worship with Children’s (North on Highway 14). Rev. Church. Nursery available. Sue Palmer. 641-774-4911. Sunday Worship Service: 9:15 a.m.
HOPEVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, OSCEOLA FULL GOSPEL Dwayne Henrichs, pastor, CHURCH, 700 Colorado, CHURCH OF CHRIST, 430 641-338-2248. Sunday -10 Osceola, IA. Pastor James Third St., Murray, IA 50174, a.m. - Morning Worship. 11 R. Sheesley. Sunday 641 447-2569. Minster a.m. - Sunday School. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Brian McCracken. Activities: - Morning Worship, 10:45 Sunday - 9:30 a.m. LACELLE UNITED a.m. - Evening Worship, Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. METHODIST CHURCH, 6 p.m. Wednesday - Bible - Worship; 6 p.m. - Bible Dwayne Henrichs, pastor. Study, 7 p.m. Website: Study. Wednesday - 3:30 Sunday - 11 a.m. - Morning www.osceolafullgospelp.m. - J.A.M. 7 p.m. - Bible Worship Service. church.com Study/Youth Groups.
MURRAY BAPTIST CHURCH, 641-447-2487. Corner of 3rd and Grant Streets. Pastor Alex Bauman. Sunday - 9:45 a.m. - Sunday School. 11 a.m. - Morning Worship. 6 p.m. - Sunday Evening Service. 7 p.m. - Jr./Sr. High Youth Group. Wednesday - 7 p.m. - Prayer and Bible Study. 3rd Thursday each month - 7 p.m. -Ladies Missionary Group.
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TRURO PERU-TRURO UNITED METHODIST PARISH, Truro, 641-765-4782. Sandy Smith, Pastor. Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday School - Worship-11:00 a.m. Peru 8:30 a.m. Worship. TRURO CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, Truro, Shonda Deranleau, pastor, 641765-4524. Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday School -10:30 a.m. Worship.
VAN WERT VAN WERT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Rev. Lyle Ball, pastor. Sunday - 10:30 a.m. - Morning Worship Service. 9:30 a.m. - Children’s Sunday School. VAN WERT ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH, Pastor Butch Black, Sunday - 10 a.m. - Sunday School. 11 a.m. - Worship. Wednesday - 6:30 p.m. - Bible Study.
WELDON SMYRNA FRIENDS CHURCH, 6 miles E. & 1 mile N. of Weldon, Charlie Coffey, minister. Sunday - fellowship and coffee 10 a.m. Church starts at 10:30 a.m. - Worship.
WELDON CHRISTIAN CHURCH, Weldon, Dennis Huffman, Ed West and Mary MURRAY UNITED Case, co-pastors. Sunday METHODIST CHURCH, 707 9 a.m. - Sunday School. Maple St., Pastors Brandon 10 a.m. - Church Service. Campbell, Sandy Smith. CWF meets first and third Sunday Worship 11 a.m.Wednesdays at 7 p.m. 12 p.m., children’s church during worship; Fellowship WELDON UNITED and Adult Lessons 10 a.m. METHODIST CHURCH, Rick Hawkins, pastor. Sunday 9:30 a.m. - Church Service.
GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH- 304 Knotts St., New Virginia, Sunday worship - 10 a.m. Wednesday evening — Youth, 7 p.m., Prayer, 7:30 p.m NEW VIRGINIA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Box 301, Keith Putney, pastor. 641-449-3779. Sunday - 10:30 a.m. - Worship. Sunday School 9:15 - 10:15
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How to keep your kids active during the winter months (BPT) — As the holidays wind down, so do the temperatures. As a parent, you know your kids can get restless in the winter months while they’re cooped up inside. It’s tempting to let the tablets and video games provide hours of entertainment, but it’s important that kids stay active to keep their minds and bodies healthy. With a little creativity, you can keep your kids moving and prevent the winter blues. Here are some ideas: Take out some throwback games After hours of being indoors, kids will quickly get bored of their own games and toys. Take this opportunity to teach them games from your childhood. Create an indoor hopscotch court with some tape or break out that old board game from the attic. Make up new rules to refresh the games and make them original to your family. Record the game ideas in a notebook or binder so your kids can easily pick out a fun activity on the
next snow day. Cook together Cooking is a great activity because the whole family can get involved. Assign everyone a job, like peeling, mixing or measuring. Kids can even practice their reading skills by reading the recipe aloud from a cookbook. Cooking with children also encourages them to try new foods because they’ve had a hand in making the finished product. Tackle that big project You may have spring cleaning plans, but get a head start on that big cleanout project this winter. Get the whole family involved in reorganizing the garage or painting the guest room. Go through old boxes or pictures with your kids and share family memories along the way. Give your kids different tasks and let them be “in charge” of different parts of the project. Once the project is complete, you will all feel satisfied that you worked togeth-
er and checked a big to-do off the list. Go on an indoor adventure Sometimes the cabin fever is too much to bear and you have to get out of the house. As long as the weather allows for safe travel, bundle up the kids and hop in the car in search of an indoor adventure. Find an indoor pool at a local recreation center. Take a trip to an indoor ice skating or roller skating rink. You can also start a bowling tournament with other families from school or the neighborhood. After the chilly trip outside to the car, you’ll all be longing for your warm house in no time. Once you get home, relax together with a nutritious snack and pair it with a fun beverage, like Mott’s new Juice Drinks. These naturally sweetened juice drinks contain 40 percent less sugar than full-strength juice and are available in three flavors, fruit punch rush, wild grape surge and strawberry boom, to suit any palate.
Three easy steps to sweeten someone’s Valentine’s Day Creative gift solutions offer a simple way to show you care (BPT) — Nearly everyone has more than one special person in their life. Whether it’s a neighbor who lets the dog out, the friend who watches the kids in a pinch or a colleague who makes Mondays a little more bearable, loved ones make our days better. A simple thank you or a small thank you gift can go a long way in showing those people just how much you appreciate them. A recent survey revealed that most people do have multiple “loves” in their lives. In fact, significant others aren’t the only ones who get Valentine’s Day gifts these days. This survey, which was commissioned by Rich Products, a leading provider to foodservice, in-store bakery and retail marketplaces, showed that Valentine’s Day now extends way beyond that one special person. Forty four percent of people said that they purchase gifts for multiple people on Valentine’s Day. When asked to identify their “other loves,” friends were at the top of the list; and surprisingly, among their favorite gifts were fresh baked goods ranging from cookies, cup-
cakes and other sweet treats. So to sweeten your relationships all year round, small thank-you gifts are both welcomed and appreciated. And keep in mind it’s not the size of the gift that matters. Survey results show that good things come in small, personalized packages. Give the gift of deliciousness To get started, remember showing your appreciation doesn’t have to be expensive and time consuming. Gifts can be purchased on your weekly (or daily) trip to the grocery store then personalized and decorated with things that you have around the house. You can stock up on these inexpensive supplies at your local craft store. Here are some simple, low-cost steps to show someone you care: Step 1: Visit the bakery department in your local grocery store for a variety of fresh and delicious options. From frosted cookies, to cinnamon rolls, cupcakes and doughnuts, you’ll find a treat to please everyone on your list - and there’s no baking involved. Step 2: Personalize each gift by selecting a baked good
and using basic art or wrapping supplies (think ribbon spools and tissue paper leftover from Christmas) that you have around the house to dress up your gifts. Step 3: Attach a personalized, handwritten note on a piece of construction paper or cardstock. Cut the paper to size, punch a hole to thread a ribbon through and tie it to your gift. Other ideas for a quick and easy do-it-yourself ways to dress up your gift: • Homemade gift bags: Cut hearts out of construction paper and glue onto a lunch bag. • Decorative plates: Find inexpensive, seasonal or colored ceramic plates at your local discount store and wrap with cellophane and a bow. • Sweet surprise: Grab a small gift box, place some tissue inside, add your selected baked good and tie with a colored bow. Make sure that the baked good is secure in the box. You don’t want it to crumble. For more simple and creative gifting and packaging ideas, visit the Bakery Because Pinterest board at www.pinterest.com/bakerybecause.
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(BPT) — Americans spent more than $13 billion on Valentine’s Day gifts last year. Sixty-four percent of men gave their significant other flowers and a card, and took them out to dinner, according to the Retail Advertising and Marketing Association. Valentine’s Day is full of expectations, so how do you show your unique appreciation and love by doing the same thing everybody else does on that same exact day? The answer: You don’t. People associate Valentine’s Day with love and ro-
mance but you don’t have to limit the experience to just that one day. With a little thought, you can show you care all throughout the year. Here are some ideas. Engrave your love Make the romance last with a gift of engraved jewelry this Valentine’s Day, said Amy Myers, vice president of creative services at Things Remembered. “When you give engraved jewelry, you give a memory,” Myers said. “You can tell her how much you love her smile and how much she means to you today and every day. She will
think of you every time she wears it, so the feeling and the meaning behind your gift lasts long past Feb.14.” Things Remembered also offers engraved jewelry and accessories for men, including dog tag necklaces, wallets, ID bracelets, key chains, watches and pocket knives. “You can create a really unique and special gift for the man in your life that he can wear under his shirt or on his wrist without getting a ribbing from the guys,” Myers said. “We can engrave your message for him so only he can see it.”
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All, "Ayes". Meeting adjourned 12:00 noon. Signed: Marvin McCann, Chairman. Attest: Janice M White, Auditor
ed lyrics for her nightstand or desk so that she may be reminded of the love you share. And, of course, to prevent those special words from getting shoved in a drawer or taped into a scrapbook like the 151 million greeting cards that are exchanged for Valentine’s Day each year. Love in bloom More than 51 percent of people will buy red roses for Valentine’s Day but let’s face it - flowers wilt. How does a guy who can’t remember that thing about the toilet seat remember to send flowers “just because”
after Valentine’s Day? The answer is as simple as your local florist. Most florists will take payment in advance for planned bouquet deliveries so you can set up fresh flower gifts every month throughout the year while only actually thinking about it once a year. It’s one thing to be romantic one day of the year but true romance stands the test of time. Keep the passion alive and give a lasting spark to your relationship long after the Valentine’s Day chocolates are gone.
Tips on how to protect your diesel in cold weather (BPT) - As more manufacturers produce diesel vehicles for consumers, owners need to be aware of the issues that may occur during the cold winter months and learn how they can protect their vehicle. Gelling Cold weather can cause starting problems in diesel vehicles because the fuel tends to gel. Most consumers cannot control what kind of fuel they get at the pump. The recommended grade of diesel
fuel for passenger vehicles is No. 2 which has some naturally occurring wax that crystallizes when the temperaIN THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT tures drop. The adverse effect FOR CLARKE COUNTY IN THE MATTER is that the fuel does OF not flow THE ESTATE OF asMARGARET it shouldL. SHORT, which DECEASED can lead PROBATE NO. ESPR009890 toNOTICE filterOFplugging and cause PROBATE OF WILL, OF APPOINTMENT EXECUTOR AND hard starting.OFIn states that NOTICE TO CREDITORS have freezing tem-of To all annual persons interested in the estate Margaret L. Short, Deceased, died on peratures during thewho winter, or about January 2, 2014: diesel “winterized” You arefuel hereby is notified that on January 13, 2014, the last will and testament of with No. 1 diesel at the disMargaret L. Short, deceased, bearing the date of September 15, 2006 was admitted tributor before it goes into to probate in the above named court and theRandall pumps. that K. Short was appointed Ex-
ecutor of the estate of Margaret L. Short. Any action to set aside the will must be brought in the District Court of said county within the later to occur of four months from the date of the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of mailing of this notice to all heirs of the Decedent and devisees under the will whose identities are reasonably ascertainable, or thereafter be forever barred. Notice is further given that all persons indebted to the estate are requested to make immediate payment to the undersigned, and creditors having claims against the estate shall file them with the clerk of the 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 mailing of this notice (unless otherwise allowed or paid) a claim is thereafter forever barred. Dated January 13, 2014. Executor of Estate: Randall K. Short 2631 Garst Street Osceola, Iowa 50213 Attorney for Estate: Reynoldson & Van Werden, L.L.P. 200 W. Jefferson P.O. Box 199 Osceola, Iowa 50213 Date of second publication: Jan. 30, 2014
Anti-gelling additives One way to combat gelling is to use an anti-gelling additive like Royal Purple’s Max-Tane. Recommended for light, medium and heavy duty diesel engines, using the additive can improve engine start up in cold weather, improve cold flow by preventing gelling and will clean deposits from fuel injectors, combustion chambers, intake valves deposits and piston crowns.
PUBLIC NOTICE Board of Supervisors January 6, 2014 The Board of Supervisors met January 6, 2014, with the following members present: Marvin McCann, Larry Keller and Myron Manley. Also present, Auditor Janice White. Chairman McCann called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. Manley moved to approve the agenda, seconded by Keller. All, "Ayes". Allan Mathias, Emergency Mgmt/Eviromental Serv Dir, arrived at 9:03 a.m. Moved by Manley, seconded by Keller to reduce the Zoning Commission from nine to a seven member board. All, "Ayes". Moved by Keller, seconded by Manley, to appoint Don Reasoner to the County Zoning Board of Adjustment, to fill a vacancy due to the resignation of Bob Fisher, term ending Aug 10, 2014. All, "Ayes". Mathias left at 9:35 a.m. Moved by Manley, seconded by Keller, to appoint Sue Wilder to a four year term on the Comp Bd, representing the Bd of Supervisors, position being vacated by Michael Shay, who declined the position. All, "Ayes". Moved by Manley, seconded by Keller, to approve renewal of Trend Micro AntiVirus License, with Tyler Technologies, for 1 year. All, "Ayes". Having completed agenda items and having no other business, Keller moved to adjourn, seconded by Manley. All, "Ayes". Meeting adjourned 12:00 noon. Signed: Marvin McCann, Chairman. Attest: Janice M White, Auditor Notice of Public Hearing The Board of Education of the Clarke Community School District will hold a public hearing on the 2014-15 School Calendar regarding 1080 Hours vs. Days. The hearing will be held on Monday, February 10, 2014, in Administrative Conference Room at 802 N. Jackson, Osceola, Iowa, at 6:30 p.m. THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT FOR CLARKE COUNTY IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF DARLENE SUE ADAMS AND BOBBY LOUIS ADAMS Upon the Petition of Darlene Sue Adams, Petitioner, and Concerning Bobby Louis Adams, Respondent. Equity No. CDD4009806 ORIGINAL NOTICE TO THE ABOVE-NAMED RESPONDENT You are notified that a petition has been filed in the office of the clerk of this court naming you as the respondent in this action, which petition prays for a dissolution of your marriage to Darlene Sue Adams and that upon the dissolution of the marriage she be restored her previous name of Darlene Sue Lyne, and for further equitable relief. The name of the attorney for the Petitioner is James W. Brown, Reynoldson & Van Werden, LLP, 200 West Jefferson, Osceola, Iowa 50213, no. AT0001220, tel. 641-342-2157. You must serve a motion or answer on or before the 21st day of February, 2014, and within a reasonable time thereafter, file your motion or answer with the Clerk of Court for Clarke County, at the courthouse in Osceola, Iowa. If you do not, judgment by default may be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. If you require the assistance of auxiliary aids or services to participate in court because of disability, immediately call your district ADA coordinator at 515-2862294. (If you are hearing impaired, call Relay Iowa TTY at 1-800-735-2942.) Linda Graves Sheila Geahar? CLERK OF COURT Clarke County Courthouse Osceola, Iowa 50213 IMPORTANT: YOU ARE ADVISED TO SEEK LEGAL ADVICE AT ONCE TO PROTECT YOUR INTERESTS. IN THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT FOR CLARKE COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF MARGARET L. SHORT, DECEASED PROBATE NO. ESPR009890 NOTICE OF PROBATE OF WILL, OF APPOINTMENT OF EXECUTOR AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS To all persons interested in the estate of Margaret L. Short, Deceased, who died on or about January 2, 2014: You are hereby notified that on January 13, 2014, the last will and testament of Margaret L. Short, deceased, bearing the date of September 15, 2006 was admitted to probate in the above named court and that Randall K. Short was appointed Executor of the estate of Margaret L. Short. Any action to set aside the will must be brought in the District Court of said county within the later to occur of four months from the date of the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of mailing of this notice to all heirs of the Decedent and devisees under the will whose identities are reasonably ascertainable, or thereafter be forever barred. Notice is further given that all persons
CITY OF WOODBURN 607 SIGLER BOX 26 WOODBURN, IA 50275 641-342-7198 The regular council meeting was held Monday, January 13, 2014, at Woodburn City Hall, Woodburn, Iowa. Mayor, Randy Wright called the Council Meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. Council Members present - Vickie Brown, Joy Durham, Tim Pollard, Gary Kent and Teresa Wright. Jodi Carson City Clerk, Bill Kerns Clarke County Sheriff, Merrill Snell Fire Chief and Dave Reynolds were present. Vickie Brown made a motion to approve the minutes as read. Seconded by Tim Pollard. All Ayes. Motion carried. The Mayor and Elected Council Members were sworn in to Office. Woodburn Pub's Cigarette Permit has been suspended for 14 days, January 9th -23 rd. Gary Kent made a motion for the City to give the Woodburn Fire Department $1200.00 for the FY 2014-2015 budget. Seconded by Vickie Brown. All Ayes. Motion Carried. Gary Kent made a motion to approve the bills. Seconded by Tim Pollard. All Ayes. Motion carried. Tim Pollard made a motion to adjourn. Seconded by Vickie Brown. All Ayes. Motion carried. Meeting was adjourned at 7:25 P.M. Randy Wright/Mayor Jodi Carson/City Clerk EXPENDITURES APPROVED BY COUNCIL DECEMBER, 2013 HUMAN DEVELOPMENT **PARKS** TOTAL(HD).........................................0.00 COMMUNITY PROTECTION **STREET LIGHTS** Alliant Utilities.................................495.18 **FIRE DEPARTMENT** Alliant Utilities...................................31.46 NAPA - Parts....................................562.22 Fareway - supplies..............................96.22 Hy-Vee-supplies.................................70.32 TOTAL(CP)....................................1255.40 POLICY & ADMINISTRATION **CITY HALL** Alliant Utilities...................................73.42 Windstream - phone/fax/long dist.....98.12 SIRWA - Water/Sewer.......................37.00 Creston Pub. Co. - legal pub............304.78 Harold Allen Jr./reservoir mtgs.......120.00 Solution's- Norton...............................32.50 C.C. Auditor -election expense........577.38 TOTAL............................................1243.20 **CLERK & FINANCIAL** Jodi Carson - Payroll........................458.40 EFTPS - 941 Tax..............................131.80 IPERS..................................................89.28 CC Auditor - Local Option Tax.....2823.47 Randy Wright - 12 mtgs...................277.20 Vickie Brown - 10 mtgs...................184.70 Gary Kent - 7 mtgs...........................129.29 Charles Livesay - 9 mtgs..................166.23 Tim Pollard - 11 mtgs.......................203.17 Teresa Wright - 10 mtgs...................184.70 TOTAL (PA)..................................5891.44 HOME & COMMUNITY ENVIRONMENT **LANDFILL** Clarke County Landfill....................242.92 **CEM** **ROADS, BRIDGES, SIDEWALKS** Hy-Vee - Boy Scouts..........................25.54 Coddington - storm sewer repair...2880.00 TOTAL (HCE)...............................3148.46 RECEIPTS GENERAL..........................................17.35 ROAD USE TAX...........................1284.04 FIRE DEPARTMENT...................1929.78 LOCAL OPTION SALES TAX.................................................2407.23 PROPERTY TAX..........................2432.25 LAKESIDE CASINO....................1033.41 TOTAL............................................9104.06 DISBURSEMENTS HUMAN DEVELOPMENT................0.00 COMMUNITY PROTECTION....1255.40 POLICY ADMINISTRATION.....5891.44 HOME & COMMUNITY ENVIRONMENT...........................3148.46 TOTAL.........................................10295.30 Board of Supervisors January 13, 2014 The Board of Supervisors met Jan 13, with the following members present: Marvin McCann, Larry Keller and Myron Manley. Also Auditor Janice White and
Board of Supervisors January 13, 2014 The Board of Supervisors met Jan 13, with the following members present: Marvin McCann, Larry Keller and Myron Manley. Also Auditor Janice White and Doug Miller, with Friday Insurance. Chairman McCann called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. Manley moved to approve the agenda, seconded by Keller. All, "Ayes". Moved by Manley, seconded by Keller, to approve and sign ICAP (Iowa Communities Assurance Pool) renewal documents for 2014. All, "Ayes". Miller left at 10:00 a.m. Moved by Manley, seconded by Keller, to sign plans for contract Rock Resurfacing Project No. FM-C020(99)-55-20 with the Iowa D0T, with a letting on Mar 31, 2014. All, "Ayes". Moved by Keller, seconded by Manley, to approve reports of Clerk of Court, Recorder, and Sheriff, for quarter ending Dec 31, 2013. All, "Ayes". Moved by Keller, seconded by Manley, to approve payment of claims for Dec 24, 2013, thru Jan 13, 2014. All, "Ayes". Ability Network, Srv .......................156.00 Adult Crisis Stab, Srv ...................4,247.00 Agriland, Gas ..............................32,461.93 Airgas North, Sup.............................290.70 Alliant, Util....................................5,946.65 American Legion, Sup.....................329.00 Ascheman, Philip, Srv .....................180.00 Atomic Termite, Srv ..........................60.00 Barker Implement, Sup....................353.21 Beller Distrib, Fuel .......................4 54.50 Blain, Marcia, Exp ...........................151.97 Bob's Auto , Parts.............................467.32 Brown, Janice, Exp ..............................6.16 Calhoun-Burns, Srv ......................2,820.80 Canon Financial, Srv .......................643.22 Carson, Jodi, Exp ...............................15.00 Carson, Linda, Rent..........................200.00 Central States, Srv ......................70,839.60 Century Link, Util..............................31.14 City Of Murray, Util...........................50.89 CC Animal Shelter, Srv ...................480.00 CC Landfill, Srv ...........................3,184.58 CC Sec Road, Fuel...........................212.46 CC Tire, Srv .......................................50.00 Clarke Electric, Util..........................800.00 Comm Adlt Res Envir, Srv ..........2,556.57 Control Installiations, Equip.........1,326.39 Country Club Ests, Rent...................200.00 Country Haven, Srv ......................4,286.10 Cr Services, Supp.............................109.44 Creston Publish, Srv ....................... 329.78 Crossroads Mental Hlth, Srv ........9,394.11 Deery Brothers, Sup.........................148.40 Electronic Eng, Srv ......................1,891.00 Excel Mechanical , Srv ................5,538.76 Fain, Linda, Srv .................................72.00 Fareway, Srv ....................................109.27 Freeman Enterprises, Srv ................100.00 Freightliner, Sup...............................222.89 Funshine Learn Ctr, Sup...............1,702.50 Galls, Sup .........................................379.87 Gilbert Plumb , Srv .......................1,200.00 Gillum, Kim, Srv ...............................70.00 Grout Scouts, Srv .......................11,316.00 Harmony House, Srv ....................2,790.00 Henry Adkins, Srv ........................3,470.00 Highway Lumber, Sup.......................66.91 IACCVSO, Dues.................................75.00 IMWCA, Dues.............................10,932.00 ISAC Grp Unempl, Srv .................. 953.31 Ia Dept Of Trans, Srv ......................185.00 Ia Dept Nat Res, Well.........................25.00 Ia Prison Ind, Sup.............................421.51 Ia St Assn Assr's, Dues.....................600.00 Ia St Univ, Srv .................................115.00 Ia Water Mgmt, Srv .........................170.00 Ideal Ready Mix, Sup....................1,698.75 J P Auto, 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CLARKE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS January 20, 2014 The Supervisors met in regular session at the Courthouse with the following members present: Marvin McCann, Larry Keller, and Myron Manley. Also present: Auditor Janice White; Emergency Mgmt/ Envir Serv Dir Allan Mathias; Gen Rel/VA Admin Joella Perry; Eng Tom Andersen, and Mark Watsabaugh. Chairman McCann called the meeting to order at 9:05 a.m. Manley moved to approve the agenda, seconded by Keller. All, "Ayes". Moved by Keller, seconded by Manley, to hire Mark Watsabaugh as Secondary Road Foreman, at a salary of $50,000, effective Jan 20, 2014. All, "Ayes". Andersen and Watsabaugh left at 9:08 a.m. Moved by Keller, seconded by McCann, to appoint Manley to represent them on a Village Early Childhood Center Study Committee. All, "Ayes". Perry left at 9:10 a.m. More discussion was needed before appointing a Bd of Health member. Mathias left at 9:35 a.m. After reviewing the BNSF Crossing Closure Agreement, the Bd requested adjustments be made before signing agreement. Perry arrived at 10:00 a.m. to discuss sharing the Veterans Affairs Admin with Wayne County. Perry left at 10:25 a.m. Having no other business, Keller moved to adjourn, seconded by Manley. All, "Ayes". Meeting adjourned 12:15 p.m. Signed: Marvin McCann, Chairman. Attest: Janice M White, Auditor Clarke County Board of Supervisors January 22, 2014 The Supervisors met in special session, in the Courthouse, with the following members present: Marvin McCann, Larry Keller and Myron Manley. Also present, Auditor Janice White and Compensation Bd Chairperson Rick Glazebrook. Chairman McCann called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. Keller moved to approve the agenda, seconded by Manley. All, "Ayes". Glazebrook presented the Comp Bd's recommendations for elected officials' salaries for budget year 2014-15. He explained that after meeting with each elected official, they took into consideration the duties of each office, compared salaries with surrounding counties, reviewed charts, and felt like they came up with a fair recommendation. He commended the elected officials and their employees for the good job they are doing. The Supervisors thanked him and the Comp Bd for their work, and will consider their recommendations during the budget process. Having no other business, Keller moved to adjourn, seconded by Manley. All, "Ayes". Meeting adjourned 9:20 a.m. Signed: Marvin McCann, Chairman. Attest: Janice M White, Auditor
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salaries with surrounding counties, reviewed charts, and felt like they came up with a fair recommendation. He commended the elected officials and their employees for the good job they are doing. The Supervisors thanked him and the Comp Bd for their work, and will consider their recommendations during the budget process. Having no other business, Keller moved to adjourn, seconded by Manley. All, "Ayes". Meeting adjourned 9:20 a.m. Signed: Marvin McCann, Chairman. Attest: Janice M White, Auditor PUBLIC NOTICE Grand River Communications, Inc. a subsidiary of Grand River Mutual Telephone Corporation, is planning to erect a 250-foot self-supporting wireless radio communications tower, with appurtenant antennas and lightning rod extending to 270 feet above ground level, near the intersection of 310th Avenue and US Highway 34 south of Murray, Iowa, at 1892 310th Avenue, Murray, Iowa. The tower will be leased to Chat Mobility for cellular and 4G-LTE antennas. The FAA requires that this tower be lighted with medium-intensity, flashing white strobes during the day and flashing red strobes at night, with steady-burning red side obstruction lights at night. The FCC Form 854 file number is A0868706. Interested persons may review the application by going to www.fcc.gov/asr/ applications and entering the Form 854 file number listed above. Interested persons may raise environmental concerns about the proposed structure by filing a Request for Environmental Review with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Instructions for making such filings can be found at www.fcc.gov/asr/environmentalrequest. The FCC strongly recommends online applications. The mailing address for interested persons that would prefer to file a Request for Environmental Review by paper copy is: FCC Request for Environmental Review, Attn: Ramon Williams, 445 12th Street SW,Washington, DC 20554. Interested persons may also express any concerns by calling a local representative of Grand River Communications, Inc. at (712) 370-8008. IN THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT FOR CLARKE COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF DIANE GARLAND, DECEASED PROBATE NO. ESPR009886 NOTICE OF PROBATE OF WILL AND CODICIL, OF APPOINTMENT OF EXECUTOR AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS To all persons interested in the estate of Diane Garland, Deceased, who died on or about December 16, 2013: You are hereby notified that on December 30, 2013, the last will and testament of Diane Garland, deceased, bearing the date of July 18, 2013 and the Codicil of Diane Garland to her Last Will and Testament, dated October 31, 2013 were admitted to probate in the above named court and that Bo Garland was appointed Executor of the estate of Diane Garland. Any action to set aside the will and Codicil must be brought in the District Court of said county within the later to occur of four months from the date of the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of mailing of this notice to all heirs of the Decedent and devisees under the will and Codicil whose identities are reasonably ascertainable, or thereafter be forever barred. Notice is further given that all persons indebted to the estate are requested to make immediate payment to the undersigned, and creditors having claims against the estate shall file them with the clerk of the 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 mailing of this notice (unless otherwise allowed or paid) a claim is thereafter forever barred. Dated December 30, 2013. Bo Garland Executor of Estate 1418 E. 30th Street Des Moines, Iowa 50317 Attorney for Estate Reynoldson & Van Werden, L.L.P. 200 W. Jefferson P.O. Box 199 Osceola, Iowa 50213 Date of second publication: Feb. 6, 2014
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THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT CLARKE COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF Larry K. Reynolds, Deceased. Probate No. ESPR009875 NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT OF ADMINISTRATOR AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Larry K. Reynolds Deceased, who died on or about September 17, 2013: You are hereby notified that on the 14 th day of November, 2013, 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 13th day of January, 2014. Virigina E. Reynolds Administrator of the Estate 2260 Benson Street Weldon, IA 50264 Richard J. Murphy ICIS PIN Number AT0005571 Attorney for the Administrator 116 W Jefferson St PO Box 338, Osceola IA 50213 Date of second publication: Jan. 30, 2014 THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT CLARKE COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF Beverly Jean Smith Deceased. Probate No. ESPR009891 NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT OF ADMINISTRATOR AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Beverly Jean Smith, Deceased, who died on or about January 8, 2014: You are hereby notified that on the 16th day of January, 2014, 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 14th day of January, 2014. Gina Lynne Hommer Administrator of the Estate PO Box 43, 601 Sherman St. Woodburn, IA 50275 Unes J. Booth Attorney for the Administrator 122 W Jefferson Street Osceola, IA 50213 Date of second publication: Feb. 6, 2014 CITY OF MURRAY WAGE REPORT 2013 Keith Brammer..........................$33,870.66 Randy Turner...............................$2,910.00 Ryan Flaherty............................$15,892.28 Paige McConnell.........................$5,772.02 Ritha Wolfe...............................$23,841.51 Sarah Dinham..............................$1,921.50 Ruby Callison..............................$8,927.39 Joyce Crees.................................... $148.63 Aarom Brammer............................ $189.00 Nikolaus Werner............................ $561.33 Scott Busick................................... $160.00 Raydean Robins............................. $160.00 Virgene Crees................................ $160.00 Cherly NcNeal............................... $750.56 Darrell black.................................. $160.00 Gregory Clark................................ $110.00 TOTAL......................................$95,534.88
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THURSDAY • JANUARY 30, 2014
Mormon Trail Commuinty School District has an opening for an
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Mosaic, a not for prot organization that provides a life of possibilities for people with intellectual disabilities, is now seeking a hands on, mission driven go-getter with excellent people and leadership skills to serve as Public Relations Specialist to build a name for Mosaic and community support within its south Central, Iowa agency. Work for a company with heart! This opportunity offers the chance to grow and enhance your public relations, advocacy and leadership skills AND make a difference in the lives of people Mosaic serves! The Public Relations Specialist’s job duties consist of: • Develop and execute a comprehensive community relations and donor development plan. • Enhance relationships for the organization and gain sustainable nancial support for Mosaic through fund-raising. Friend raising, public relations and marketing. Building lasting community relationships. Orchestrating special events. Recruiting and managing volunteers. Successful applicants will have the following: Bachelor’s Degree in marketing, public relations, communications or a related eld preferred. Minimum of three years experience in a similar position. Previous experience with volunteer management. Ability to multitask and work effectively in a fast paced environment. Computer savvy. Knowledge of Benevon model is helpful. Primary residence within commutable distance to ofce required. Mosaic offers a competitive benets package including a free health insurance option! Other benets include dental, vision, 403(b) retirement plan, paid time off and a wellness program. To learn more, please visit www.mosaiccareers.org. EOE
PART TIME ORDER SELECTORS Hy-Vee Distribution Center in Chariton, 1801 Osceola Ave. Two to five day schedules; Thursday thru Monday or Friday thru Tuesday; 2/3 day schedules will include Friday, Saturday or Sunday; both AM and PM shifts available; entry level pay $12 per hour; earn up to $15 with merit; may also earn quarterlyproductivity incentive. This job requires the ability to do 8-10 hours of heavy lifting daily (5-75 lbs) while walking the equivilant of 7 to 8 miles daily. Successful candidates must pass a post offer pre-employment fitness test, drug screen and criminal background check. EOE Please apply online at www.hy-vee.com.
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Tuesday, February 4Th Interviews being conducted from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm Michael Foods, Inc. in Lenox, Iowa, has immediate opportunities for employment on 1st, 2nd & 3rd shifts Michael Foods is a diversified food processor and distributor with businesses in egg products, refrigerated grocery products and refrigerated potato products. Previous experience in food manufacturing is not required.
We will train people with a solid work history! For further information contact Human Resources at (641) 333-4700 or come to the plant (1009 S. Brooks St.) to apply Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Announcing e recent plant wid pay rate increases! Attn: Human Resources 1009 South Brooks St. • Lenox, IA 50851 Fax (641) 333-4800 • Phone (641) 333-4700 EOE/AAP
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IDPH promotes Live Healthy Iowa’s 10-Week Challenge Iowa Department of Public Health’s Community Transformation grant has partnered with Iowa Sports Foundation to promote Live Healthy Iowa’s 10-Week Challenge. Live Healthy Iowa offers wellness challenges that help promote increased physical activity and healthier eating. Live Healthy Iowa brings together friends, families, coworkers and communities with team-based competitions designed to motivate individuals to make positive lifestyle changes. All team members receive incentives for their participation. For the $20 registration fee, participants receive a personal online tracking page, weekly activity and nutrition tips, opportunities for prizes, a Live Healthy Iowa shirt and one-year magazine subscription. This year’s 10-week challenge began Jan. 27 and
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For the cause: Clarke Community Elementary School is raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Students in Becca Kedley’s third-grade class decided they wanted to put together a hot chocolate stand to raise money and awareness during a Jan. 20 basketball game. The students planned the entire hot chocolate/baked goods stand, provided all the supplies, performed all the money transactions, made posters for publication and counted the money when it was all completed. Their fundraising goal is $600. Pictured, front row, from left, are RJ McCoy, Audrey Pontier, Bailey Buckingham and Mya Walters. Back row are Daniel Landeros and Luke Denney.
runs through April 4. The most recent Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) data showed nearly twothirds of Iowans are either overweight or obese. A person who is overweight or obese has an increased risk of diabetes, heart disease and other chronic conditions. The Iowa Community Transformation grant is a program funded through the Affordable Care Act by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The purpose of the grant is to reduce risk factors responsible for the leading causes of death and disability by creating healthier communities. To learn more about the Iowa Community Transformation grant, visit www.idph. state.ia.us/ctg. For more information on the Live Healthy Iowa 10Week Challenge visit www. livehealthyiowa.org.
The family of Janice Nannen want to thank all who sent flowers, cards, gave money to the Osceola Library, Osceola Methodist Church and the Osceola Senior Center in memory of my mom. Also thanks to the people that give money directly to our family, which in turn was sent to the Senior Center. A special thanks to Pastor Julie, Pennie Gonseth Cheers and the pallbearers who made it a comforting funeral. The prayers and thoughtful kindness that was shown to us as we heard your wonderful memories of my Mom will always be with us.
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CRESTON — The Creston girls basketball team scored more points in the third quarter than it did in the first half here at Southwestern Community College on Monday, pulling away from Interstate 35 in the second half of a 45-32 win. The Panthers trailed the Roadrunners 17-15 at halftime, but scored 16 points in the third quarter while holding Interstate 35 to just nine points. “I just think we got outplayed, out-coached, got out-hustled,” Interstate 35 head coach Jamie Smith said. “However many outs there are, we got that many outs. They got lose balls, we didn’t get loose balls. They got rebounds. They got baskets. We just got outed on everything.” Creston got big plays out of Jenna Taylor, Chelcee Downing and Taylor Briley in the third quarter. Downing scored seven of her 14 points in the quarter. She converted a layup off a steal, hit a pull-up jumper and knocked down a 3-pointer in the quarter.
Briley’s 17-footer capped off a quick 8-0 run by the Panthers that extended their lead to 29-24. Meanwhile, Taylor hit a jumper and got an offensive rebound and putback in the quarter. Taylor scored a gamehigh 18 points for the Panthers to go with her nine rebounds — seven of which were offensive rebounds. “She got some nice offensive rebounds,” Creston head coach Larry McNutt said. “We got some penetration and got her the ball around the basket. The other girls did a good job of getting her the ball.” The Panthers outrebounded Interstate 35 by a 32-15 margin. Natalie Mostek led the Panthers with 11 rebounds. It was an impressive feat against a Roadrunner team that features 6-1 freshman Gracey Griglione, who has recorded a pair of tripledoubles this year and averages 8.8 rebounds per game. Fellow Interstate 35 freshman post player Riley Morris averages 8.3 rebounds per game. Morris was held to just five rebounds, while Griglione pulled down just two.
Griglione matched her season scoring output with 13 points to lead the Roadrunners, but after scoring seven of Interstate 35’s first nine points, was held to just four points in the second half. Freshman guard Slye Richardson, who averages 11.7 points per game, managed just three points. Caylin Brommel scored six points for Interstate 35 and Taylor Roth added four. A turning point in the game came early when Griglione got into foul trouble. She picked up her second foul at the 4:36 mark of the second quarter and got her third foul early in the third and a fourth foul early in the fourth quarter. “She got two fouls, so she sat most of the second quarter,” Smith said. “We’re just not quite as good when she’s not in there. No bones about it. She helps us. Credit to them, they did a good job.” “That’s what we need to do,” McNutt said. “We need to be really good defensively and be decent on offense. Then we have a chance. Especially in that second half, Taylor did a good job of getting into passing lanes. Our posts had to go outside and play on the perimeter tonight, and I thought we did a pretty good job.” The win improved the Panthers to 6-10 for the season, while the Roadrunners drop to 11-5. “We’ll just have to get better, or it’s going to be a long end of the season,” Smith said. ••• TRURO — The Roadrunners picked up a key conference win here on Friday with a 45-40 win Please see I-35, page 3B
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Clarke’s Brock Brokaw (top) controls an Albia wrestler during a match on Jan. 16. Brokaw competed at 113 pounds for the Indians at the John J. Harris Invitational on Friday. Brokaw lost his first match by fall.
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CORNING — Central Decatur finished 10th with 65 points and Clarke was 19th with 29 points here Friday and Saturday at the John J. Harris Invitational, one of the most prestigious wrestling events in southwest Iowa. Creston/Orient-Macksburg won its third straight John J. Harris title, running away with it by scoring 243.5 points. Clarinda was second at 176.5 points and Atlantic finished third with 135 points. The highlight for Clarke came at 170 pounds, where senior Jacob Bair made it all the way to the semifinals before losing by fall to Creston/O-M senior Adam Baker in 5:36. Bair won his first match by fall in 1:16 against Evan Havick of Chariton and won a 10-5 decision over Colby Jennings of East Mills in the quarterfinals. Once in the consolation round, Bair pinned Coon Rapids-Bayard’s Spencer Winnett in :39 before losing an 8-0 major decision to New
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Clarke boys win on buzzer-beater By SCOTT VICKER
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Murray’s Braydon Held shoots over a Mormon Trail defender during Murray’s 56-43 win over the Saints in the quarterfinals of the Bluegrass Conference Tournament on Monday. Held scored nine points and grabbed seven rebounds in the win. Murray returns to action today against Twin Cedars in the semifinals.
The Clarke boys basketball team picked up its second win of the season on Friday at Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont, 68-67. And, the Indians did it in dramatic fashion, as freshman Brandyne Olin hit the game-winner on an offensive rebound putback as Olin time expired. “Brandyne Olin, our freshman, did a great job of following the shot and getting the board, and hit the game winner,” head coach James Larson said. Clarke led by two late in the game, and EBF hit the first of two free throws, but missed the second. On the miss, Olin gave up an offensive rebound
and the putback gave the Rockets a one point lead. After a Clarke turnover, the Indians fouled to try extending the game. EBF missed the front end of a one-and-one. This time, Olin gathered the rebound and made an outlet pass to Carlos Tamayo, who found Colin Morris in the middle of the floor. Morris took a 15-foot jumper, but missed. But Olin followed the play, gathered the offensive rebound and put it back up and in as the horn sounded, giving Clarke the 68-67 win. “I keep preaching to my guys, ‘next play, next play,’” Larson said. “He’s (Olin) a freshman, and he’s going to make mistakes, but he kept battling and learned from his mistakes. “Definitely a game we needed to win,” Larson continued. “Our season is coming to an end. Hopefully we can get one of these next two games (against Albia Friday and Lamoni on Feb. 4). That’d be pretty big as well.
Just trying to find some kind of momentum going into February going into districts.” Clarke then dropped an 8041 game to a tough Pleasantville team on Monday. “They came out firing for sure,” Larson said. “We tried to play man-to-man, but their big guys are very big. They’re like 6-6 and they’re solid kids. They hurt us inside. I think we hung with them for the first quarter.” Larson said he tried to mix things up in the second half by playing zone, but that’s when Pleasantville’s outside shooters started to catch fire. “We kind of picked our poison, and either way we got the poison,” he said. Freshman Troy Morgan led the Indians with 16 points in the loss. “Pleasantville is a good team,” Larson said. “Real tough. I think they’ll be pretty good come time for districts. They played a great game tonight. Give them all the credit.”
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DES MOINES — The Clarke boys bowling team broke a pair of school records here on Jan. 21 in a meet against Southeast Polk and Des Moines Hoover. “It was a very exciting meet,” head coach Dale Helgevold said. “During the Baker games, they set two school records.” It was a nice consolation prize for the Indians, who came up short of Southeast Polk’s mark in the team scores. In game four of the
Baker Rotation, Clarke rolled a 256, which broke the school record for best score in a Baker game. Also, the Baker Rotation score of 990 broke the school record for high Baker series. Damon Helgevold had a good day, rolling games of 211 and 193 for a two-game series of 404. Skylar John- Helgevold son finished with a total of 362 and Jacob Redman bowled a 358.
Adam Smith finished with a total of 284 and Matthew Sebek rounded out the team scoring with his series of 278. Geo Smith finished with a 250. On the girls side, Courtney Clarke led the way with a series of 293 after games of 158 and 135. Bronwyn Miller recorded a score of 280 and LeeAnn Helgevold finished at 274. Keleah Selsor rolled a two-game series of 269 and Alexxa Blair rounded out the team scoring with her total of 265. Sara Andrew finished the day with a score of 221. The Indians return to action today at Ottumwa.
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PLEASANTVILLE — Clarke had four players finish in double figures scoring, as the Lady Indians defeated Pleasantville here Monday, 62-47. “It’s the first time this year we’ve had four girls in double figures,” head coach Eric Zoske said. “When you can get a spread of success on the offensive end, it makes life a little bit easier for you.” Libby Bemis had a monster game for the Lady Indi-
recorded a doubledouble with 20 points and 17 rebounds. D e v o n C a r s o n Bemis added 15 points with eight rebounds and five assists. Carley Robins scored 11 points with seven boards and Maddi Heath finished with 10 points and five assists. “Good to see the girls have confidence,” Zoske said. “We got them out of their game
and we got 18 quick points in that first quarter.” The Lady Indians finished the game with 16 assists compared to only 12 turnovers. Zoske said he would have liked to have been a little better defensively in the second half. “I would have liked to have a few more stops defensively in the second half,” he said. “We were up by 15 at halftime and we won by 15. Would have liked to see a few more stops, but we can fix that.” For more on Clarke girls basketball, visit www.osceolaiowa.com.
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over Bedford. That win, coupled with Central Decatur’s 59-57 loss to Nodaway Valley, gave the Roadrunners a onegame lead in the Pride of Iowa Conference championship race. Interstate 35 stands at 10-1 in the POI, while Central Decatur sits alone in second place at 8-2. Beford dropped into a three-way tie with Martensdale-St. Marys
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blocked shots in the win. Continued from page 1B Morris added 13 points (SWI) dec. Dawson Knapp (Mt. with 12 boards, and Rich- Ayr), 11-4; 5. Keaton Geerts (New major dec. Dakota Petty ardson scored 12 points. Hampton) (Red Oak), 12-2. 120 — 1. Dillion Cox (Atlantic) Charlie Rupp added four dec. Blake Luna (Clarinda), 7-5; 3. points with four rebounds. Christian Polley (Tri-Center) pinned Reed (Bedford/Lenox), 3:17; Brooke Brommel grabbed Dusten 5. Jacob Vogel (Riverside) pinned Christian Hilgenberg (Coon Rapidsfive boards. 1:18. “It was two evenly Bayard), 126 — 1. Darrian Schwenke (Atlantic) Mason Miller matched teams,” Smith said. (Winterset),pinned 3:39; 3. Nick Rounds “We found their shooter (Missouri Valley) pinned Hadley (Griswold), :41; 5. Tucker Bluml (Fallyn Beemer), got a hand Ogg (Riverside) pinned Caleb Orme (Red Oak), 2:28. up in her face a lot and made 132 — 1. Spencer Wray (Creston/ everything tough. We were O-M) dec. Tanner Mertz (Red Oak), 12-7; 3. Jake Johnson (Shenandoah) in sync Friday.” pinned Grant Staats (Mt. Ayr), 5:48;
and Nodaway Valley at 8-3. “It was a good home win in the conference for us,” Smith said. “Our goal is still attainable, and we’re excited about that. But, we still have tough games. We still have to go to Corning this week. We still have to go to Martensdale. Still feels nice when you control your own destiny and you don’t have to worry about someone else losing.” Griglione scored 16 points with 12 rebounds and eight
5. Jacob Jenkins (Winterset) pinned
Kollyn Buch (Clarinda), 2:30. 138 — 1. Erik Freed (Mt. Ayr) dec. Tanner Poush (Chariton), 4-3; 3. Joey Huntington (Creston/O-M) pinned Zach Evans (Coon Rapids-Bayard), 1:54; 5. Trey Stickler (Clarinda) pinned Tyler VanHouten (Panorama), :48. 145 — 1. Chase Shiltz (Creston/ O-M) pinned Josh McIlnay (Missouri Valley), :55; 3. Reid Nichols (Atlantic) dec. Jaydn Erlandson (Nodaway Valley), 6-2; 5. Darin Martin (Central Decatur) pinned Cal Daughton (Mt. Ayr), 1:14. 152 — 1. Gavin Leith (Creston/ O-M) dec. Tyler Nance (Chariton), 10-5; 3. Josh Hopkins (East Mills) dec. Luke Strong (Clarinda), 9-6; 5. Jacob Beamgard (Mt. Ayr) dec. Logan Namanny (Coon Rapids-Bayard), 7-4. 160 — 1. Kallan Schmelzer (SW Valley) pinned Michael Kramer (New Hampton), 4:32; 3. J.J. Clark (Clarinda) major dec. Colton Ranney (Central Decatur), 11-2; 5. Jacob Johnson (Atlantic) injury default over Tayler Pettit (Creston/O-M). 170 — 1. Payton Housman (Riverside) dec. Adam Baker (Creston/O-M), 11-7; 3. Kyle Blaylock
(New Hampton) major dec. Jacob Bair (Clarke), 8-0; 5. Colby Jennings (East Mills) pinned Spencer Winnett (Coon Rapids-Bayard), 3:05. 182 — 1. Trevor Frain (Creston/ O-M) dec. Zach Barton (SW Valley), 4-2; 3. Trenton Wells (Central Decatur) major dec. Cain Johanns (Clarinda), 13-4; 5. Austin Lorenz (Griswold) dec. Wyatt Miller (Winterset), 10-5. 195 — 1. Ben Wellman (TriCenter) pinned Seth Maitlen (Creston/O-M), :50; 3. Christian Lauritsen (Clarinda) pinned Wilson Solorzano (Panorama), 4:59; 5. Nick Tank (Winterset) dec. Kyle Klindt (Riverside), 8-3. 220 — 1. Tyler Christensen (Atlantic) dec. Brook Stephens (Clarinda), 9-4; 3. Kadon Hulett (Creston/O-M) dec. Marcus Boldy (Panorama), 8-4; 5. Zach McMillin (Bedford/Lenox) pinned Garrett Graves (Riverside), 1:19. 285 — 1. Joe Ricker (Mt. Ayr) dec. Garrett Johnston (Panorama), 2-1 OT; 3. Dakota Calfee (Clarinda) pinned Jacob Steinbeck (Griswold), 3:12; 5. Jez Phippen (Atlantic) injury default over David Howell (East Mills).
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