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City approves FY 2015 budget By AMY HANSEN

Public invited to help create new logo, brand for Osceola By AMY HANSEN

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Could there be a public image that reflects Osceola’s history, heritage and future? It’s currently in the works. One of the things city and development officials are doing is finding a community identity — with a brand or logo. “What’s it going to take to do, to arrive, at a brand in a community that’s diverse as ours, that everybody can take pride in,” said Bill Trickey, executive director of Clarke Community Development Corporation (CCDC). Identity committee Trickey asked Ty Wheeler, Osceola city administrator/clerk, to serve on an “identity” committee with him. Osceola City Councilman Dan Hooper has also been helping with the committee. Trickey has enlisted the help of Andrew Clark, who did the logo for CCDC, as a consultant. Where’s this process headed? Committee members want to get community involvement to get a broad base of input. Public meeting A meeting is scheduled 4 p.m. Friday at Clarke Community High School’s auditorium. The public is invited to attend. “The main thing is we want people to know that we want their input,” Trick-

Do you want to have input on what design will become the community’s logo? A meeting is scheduled 4 p.m. Friday at Clarke Community High School’s auditorium. thought our trucks, our uniforms, our hats, our business cards, our letterheads, they all need to match,” Wheeler said. The identity committee members said they have received a lot of interest from the public, and want to make sure the public is aware they will have the opportunity to Contributed photo Pictured is a logo for Clarke Community Development share their input. Open to suggestions Corporation (CCDC). For a community logo design, Bill Trickey, CCDC executive director, has enlisted the help As for the brand itself, it of consultant Andrew Clark, who did the logo for CCDC. doesn’t necessarily have to be an image of Chief Osceoey said. “We’re looking to there hasn’t ever been a la. Committee members said wind up with a product that standardized version of they are open to any ideas everybody’s proud of and Osceola adopted. You’ve or suggestions. that everybody knows they got various versions of “We want the public to at least had the opportunity Osceola.” know that it’s not our idea or to participate.” Wheeler added, the iris is Bill’s idea, it’s a community Wheeler said he saw the the official city flower, and importance of a commu- it’s depicted at Maple Hill effort,” Hooper said. “We nity logo when city staff was Cemetery. In other versions have already gotten several working on designing a new of town logos, a feather is prominent community peocity of Osceola website. painted on a city water tow- ple and organizations working on this with us.” Too many images er. Wheeler added, “We “Traditionally, some im“From an organizational age of Warrior Osceola has standpoint, just from the city hope that there’s some ownbeen used,” he said. “But, management perspective, I ership with everybody.”

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Osceola City Council’s fiscal year (FY) 2015 budget has been approved. “This was not an easy budget year, obviously, for us,” said Ty Wheeler, city administrator/clerk, during a March 4 city Wheeler council meeting. “There were a lot of changes that went into the property-tax laws that we had to compensate for and begin to try to plan around.” In the city’s FY 2015 budget: • Total expenditures, including all capital projects, were $16,108,000. • Total revenues were $16,393,000. • Property taxes accounted for $2,364,000. • The property-tax levy rate was $14.68 per $1,000 in taxable valuation. Taxable valuation Wheeler said there were two big changes this year that deal with taxable valuation, including it being the first year of a property-tax rollback where all commercial and industrial properties, telecom properties

and railroad properties were rolled back by 5 percent. “The city will receive a backfill for those commercial and industrial properties, however, not for the telecom or railroad properties,” Wheeler said. According to Wheeler, the second change with the taxable valuation was the equalization process at the county level, and where the residential building valuation went down by 15 percent. “Overall, we saw a decrease in that total taxable valuation,” he said, “a change in how that levy rate is calculated, in so far as what gets thrown into the taxable valuation formula, which caused us to go back and review what our levy had been historically and, perhaps, take a little bit different approach.” Tax revenue approach Wheeler said the city took a tax revenue approach to the budget, instead of a tax rate neutral approach, in order to keep the tax dollars the same and not worry what the rate did. As for other aspects of the FY 2015 budget, Wheeler said the sanitation fees will start to pay for all solid waste costs, and not Please see BUDGET, Page 4

Old poles, new issues Council enters into services agreement with Veenstra and Kimm to improve downtown By AMY HANSEN

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One light pole falling over can lead to a lot of extra and unforeseen work for city officials. This was the case when a light pole fell over on West Jefferson Street in downtown Osceola Feb. 27. The street light hit a parked vehicle and caused damage. It also brought down Christmas lights and power lines. “In talking with our insurer on the issue, and explaining it wasn’t blown down by wind or hit, and it was, in fact, the second one we’ve had come down on its own, they were concerned and felt that there was an issue that needed to be taken care of immediately,” said Ty Wheeler, city administrator/clerk, during a March 4 Osceola City Council meeting. Wheeler said the old and damaged poles are being replaced. However, the downtown corridor issue goes back to the city’s work session in October where council members looked at downtown structures, street lights, crosswalks and ramps and cited several problems. Safety issues “I think, at that time, we were still looking at it through the lens of a downtown beautification project, and, I think, we’ve crossed over into a public-safety issue where we need


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Day display case at Osceola Public Library. Patti Lesko, a member of Clarke Area Arts Council, designed the festive display case for Saint Patrick’s Day, which is Monday, March 17. Here’s some information about the holiday, which is also known as Feast of Saint Patrick. One of the most commonly recognized patron saints of Ireland is Saint Patrick because he is credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland in the fifthcentury. According to legend, Saint Patrick, used a three-leaf shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity to Irish pagans. Saint Patrick’s Day is always celebrated on March 17 because it is the date of Saint Patrick’s death.

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SHERIFF’S REPORT Richard Lee Rhum, 51, of Grand River was charged with fifth-degree theft 7 p.m. March 3. According to a Clarke County Sheriff’s report,

ACCIDENTS No citations were issued after an accident 8:45 p.m. Feb. 24 on Interstate 35 near mile-marker 38. According to a Clarke County Sheriff’s report, Brittney Renae Schultz, 21, of Ames, driving a 2005 Saturn north on Interstate 35 lost control of the vehicle because of the slick road. The car entered the east ditch and came to a stop. There were no injuries to the two occupants in the vehicle. Damage estimate is $1,500. ———————

Buena Vista University the date of the offense was STORM LAKE — The March 26, 2012. Rhum was arraigned and following student has been released from Clarke Coun- named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Buena ty Jail. Vista University. • Tesia Posekany of Woodburn. Students named to the dean’s list must have a miniNo citations were issued mum grade-point average of after an accident 5:32 p.m. 3.5 for the semester, based on a 4.0 grade-point system, March 1 on Highway 69, and must have taken at least approximately three miles 12 hours of coursework. north of Osceola. —————— According to a Clarke In December 2013, Crystal County Sheriff’s report, Ciecalone Osceola, graduJustin Lee Wickett, 31, of ated summa cum laude with New Virginia, driving a 2003 a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chrysler van north on High- management. Ciecalone attended Buena Vista Univerway 69, hit a patch of ice. sity’s graduate and profesWickett attempted to correct sional studies online. the vehicle and entered the —————— west ditch. There were no The following students reported injuries to the oc- graduated from Buena Vista University in December cupant in the vehicle. Damage estimate is $500. 2013. Judith Perez of Osceola graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in management. Perez at-

Fatal crash near Leon kills three LEON — A head-on collision in Decatur County claimed the lives of three people, including a 3-yearold girl. The fatal collision happened about 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, on Iowa route J-20, east of U.S. Highway 69. According to an Iowa State Patrol crash report, Sherissa Goodman, 35, of Leon — driving a 2001 Chevy east on J-20 — lost control of her vehicle because of icy road condi-

tions. Her vehicle crossed the center line and collided in a head-on manner with a Chevy truck being driven west by 21-year-old Jeremiah Boswell of Lamoni. Goodman, and her two passengers — Charles Downard, 31, of Van Wert and Shayla Matte, 3, of Leon — were pronounced dead at the scene. Boswell was injured and taken by ambulance to Decatur County Hospital in Lamoni.

MEAL SITE Monday, March 17: Corned beef brisket, potatoes, seasoned cabbage, carrot, Lime Jello poke cake, rye bread. Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Tuesday, March 18: Spaghetti with meat sauce, Italian vegetables, spinach salad, plums Wednesday, March 19:


White chicken chili/northern beans, corn, salad, mandarin orange, dinner roll Thursday, March 20: Chicken breast, lettuce and tomato on bun, rice, green and gold beans, banana Friday, March 21: Breaded fish wedge, HD bun, mashed potatoes, brussel sprouts, strawberry shortcake

L O C A L W E AT H E R tended the Buena Vista University’s graduate and professional studies location in Creston. Nathan Grismore of Osceola graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in distributive. Grismore attended the Buena Vista University’s graduate and professional studies location in Creston. Jason Ehrhardt of Osceola graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in marketing. —————— Indian Hills Community College OTTUMWA — Indian Hills Community College has released the names of the students who were on the college’s academic honor roll for the 2013-14 winter term. To be included on the honor roll, a student must be enrolled fulltime and have a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher for the term. Garden Grove: Nicholas E. Cowling Osceola: Steven L. Kirkpatrick

CASA program seeks volunteers to advocate on behalf of Iowa children DES MOINES – The Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program is seeking volunteers to serve as advocates for children in Iowa’s foster care system. Currently, 460 CASA volunteers are providing advocacy on behalf of more than 900 children in the system. “We have heard from judges and service providers that many more Iowa foster children would benefit greatly from having an advocate in court. We hope to double the number of CASA advocates over the next two years,” said Jim Hennessey, administrator of the Child Advocacy Board (CAB), who oversees the CASA program. “We believe many more Iowans will step forward to help these children if they know of the need,” he added. A court appointed special advocate represents the interest of a child in any judicial proceeding in which the child is involved. Individuals who volunteer for the CASA program will complete a 30-hour pre-service training course before

being assigned to a case. Once assigned to a child’s case, the volunteer can expect to spend an average of 10 hours per month getting to know the child and his or her specific circumstances. “Volunteers get to know the child they represent by talking with everyone in the child’s life – parents and relatives, foster parents, teachers, medical professionals, attorneys, social workers, and others,” Hennessey said. “They use this collected information to inform judges and others of the child’s needs, including what would appear to be the best permanent home for him or her. Serving as a CASA volunteer is a meaningful and rewarding way to be involved in the life of a child, advocating for a child’s needs and rights in court and in the community.” Iowans who would like to make a difference in the life of a child, are urged to contact the Court Appointed Special Advocate Program at 1-866-451-3214, or emailing the CASA Program coordinator at carrie.phelps@

Poetry Out Loud state competition postponed Kimball Family The Iowa Poetry Out Loud state competition has been postponed until Sunday, March 16, because of weather. Poetry Out Loud provides the opportunity for high-school students to engage with literature through recitation and performance. The winner of the state fi-

nals contest will receive $200 and an all-expensespaid trip to Washington, D.C., to represent Iowa in the national finals competition. Join the Poetry Out Loud finalists and the Iowa Arts Council for the state competition at the State Historical Museum 1p.m. on March 16.


The Maple Hill Cemetery Maintenance Crew will be removing all winter decorations and ground level flowers not in permanent vases on Monday, March 17, 2014. Anything you wish to save must be picked up before March 17th. Thank you for your cooperation.

-City of Osceola, Parks & Recreation Department Care of City Hall

Foundation scholarship The South Central Iowa Community Foundation (SCICF) is announces a scholarship is available from the Kimball Family Foundation. Eligible applicants for this scholarship must be Clarke County residents/ students who have com-


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vived by one brother, Paul Hartigan (Dode), of Omaha, Neb., and two sistersin-law, Donna Hartigan of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Ruth French, of Oskaloosa, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Raymond and Charles and sister-in-law Mary Jane Hartigan. Tom was born January 31, 1925, on a farm near Ute, Iowa, to Edward and Catherine (Holthaus) Hartigan. After graduating from Ute High School in 1943, Tom enlisted in the Army and served for the next three years on Saipan in the South Pacific Theater. At the end of World War II, Tom began his academic career at William Penn College before transferring to the University of Northern Colorado, where he received his Bachelor of Arts. He later received a Master of Science from Iowa State University and completed post-graduate work at Montana State University, Drake University and the University of Northern Iowa. Tom married Eleanor Crumbaugh, the love of his life, on October 25, 1947, in Oskaloosa. They began a nearly 60-year partnership, marked by a zest for life, devotion to family and friends, and a shared commitment to the education and betterment of youth.

Clear Lake

Thomas Bernard Hartigan, age 89, of Clear Lake, I o w a , formerly of Fort Dodge, d i e d Hartigan March 2, 2014, in Mason City. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Fort Dodge on Saturday, March 15, at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Corpus Christi Cemetery with military honors conducted by the Iowa Army National Guard. Visitation will be held on Friday, March 14 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Gunderson Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Fort Dodge as well as one hour before Mass on Saturday. Tom is survived by two daughters, Pat Sund (Chuck), of Grayslake, Ill., and Leigh Trembath (Stuart), of Clear Lake; four grandchildren, Erin Sund (Sam Eccleston) of Chicago, Brendan Sund of New York, Lauren TrembathNeuberger (Julie) of Seattle and Hannah Trembath of St. Louis. He is also sur-

Charles Downard Van Wert

Charles Downard, 21, of Van Wert died March 5, 2014, in a car accident north of Leon. Funeral s e r v i c - Downard es were 2 p.m. Monday, March 10, at Slade-O’Donnell Funeral Home in Leon. The Rev. Terry Roberts officiated.

Emma Mae Dean Wright Leon

Emma Mae Dean Wright, 86, of Leon died Feb. 28, 2014, at Westview Acres in Leon. Funeral s e r v i c e s Wright were 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 4, at Slade–O’Donnell Funeral Home in Leon. The Rev. Max Carmichael officiated.

Cremation followed Tyler’s funeral. Burial will be at a later date. A memorial fund has been established by the family. Charles Timothy Tyler Downard, son of Patricia Eileen (Johnson) and Charles Douglas Downard, was born March 25, 1992. Tyler attended Clarke Community Schools in Osceola and graduated from Clarke High School in 2010. While he was in high school, Tyler received his certification in carpentry through SWCC classes. Tyler worked as a residen-

Tom was a life-long educator and athlete. He began his teaching and coaching career in 1950 at Platteville, Colo., where he taught social studies and coached various sports, including basketball, football, baseball and gymnastics. He continued his teaching and coaching career in Moulton, Iowa, and in 1954, Tom and Eleanor moved to Fort Dodge, where he was an educator for 32 years. Tom taught world history and physical education, and assumed various coaching responsibilities over the years, including basketball, golf and tennis for men and women. Wishing to reach younger children through fun and fitness, Tom left the high school to teach physical education in elementary schools, and served as health and physical education coordinator for the school system. From 1971 until his retirement in 1986, Tom educated Fort Dodge youth as an elementary principal at Wahkonsa, Pleasant Valley, Hillcrest, Feelhaver and Cooper Schools. Tom was a life-long member of the Colorado, Iowa and National Education Associations. Tom believed in actively serving one’s community. He served as a Fort Dodge Parks and Recreation tial carpenter. He worked for Bering Construction in Osceola and also did remodeling jobs. Tyler was engaged to Sherrisa Goodman and was stepfather to her 3-year-old daughter Shyla. Tyler and Sherrisa were expecting a child at the time of their deaths. Tyler is survived by his parents, Doug and Patty Downard of Van Wert; grandmother Betty Downard of Liberty, brother Kevin (wife B.J.) Passmore of Mercer, Mo.; sisters, Jessica (husband Micheal) McGo-

Commissioner, board member for the Retired Senior Volunteer Program, announcer for the Special Olympics, Trinity Regional Hospital Auxiliary Board member and volunteer for the Lord’s Cupboard Food Pantry. Tom’s personal time was dedicated first and foremost to his family and friends. In retirement, he also enjoyed golf, tennis, gardening, furniture refinishing and following a wide variety of sports and world events. After 48 years as part of the Fort Dodge community, the Hartigans moved to Clear Lake in 2002 to be close to their daughter Leigh and to participate in their granddaughters’ activities. Tom remained an attentive and concerned citizen who knew that even the smallest act of kindness could potentially change the world. Tom was revered as a father, grandfather, educator and friend. His silliness and sense of humor, his constant expressions of love and encouragement, and his fascination with nature will be missed deeply by all who knew him. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lord’s Cupboard Food Pantry, 127 N 10th St, Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501. nigal of Ozark, Mo., Kristin (husband Justin) Williams of Chariton and Stephanie Downard of Leon; nieces and nephews, Alex, Matt, Emma, and Nat-Nat, Isaac, Jacob, Hailie, Ryan and Madison, Kylen, Kyler and Kacyn and Bobby; aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. In addition to Sherrisa, Shyla and their child-to-be, Tyler was preceded in death by his brother Christopher Robert Passmore; grandfathers, Roger Downard and Robert Johnson; and grandmother Evelyn Johnson.

Burial was in Garden Grove Cemetery. Emma Mae Dean Wright, daughter of Emma E. (Hoffman) and Bert Garrett, was born April 26, 1927, in Wayne County, near Garden Grove. Mae Dean graduated from Cambria High School in 1944. She graduated from Simpson College with a teaching certificate in June 1946. Mae Dean started her elementary school teaching career in Norwalk, then Weldon, Milo, Moulton and Truro.

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lived the last years of her life at Westview Acres in Leon. Mae Dean helped Everett with the livestock, but mainly was a homemaker. Mae Dean was a member of the Methodist Church. Mae Dean is survived by her niece Colleen (Farman) Polsdofer of Corydon; friends, Kenny and Carol Crawford of Garden Grove; other relatives and friends. Mae Dean was preceded in death by her parents, husband Everett; siblings, Orval and Daryl Garrett and Lavona Farman; and son Bill.

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Dolores J. “Dee” Price, 8 2 , passed away unexpectedly at her home o n M a r c h Price 3 , 2014. Services will be held at Hamilton’s on Westown Parkway, 3601 Westown Parkway in West Des Moines, with visitation on Friday, March 7 from 4 to 7 p.m. and the funeral service on Saturday, March 8 at 12:00 p.m. Burial will be at Maple Hill Cemetery in Osceola, IA. Dee was born in Waukegan, IL on January 2, 1932 to Irene (Roberts) and William

Wayne ‘Toots’ West Osceola

Wayne “Toots” West, 76, of Osceola died March 3, 2014, at Clarke County Hospital. Services were 10 West a.m. Saturday, March 8, at Kale Funeral Home, 301 S. Main St. The Rev. Chuck DeVos officiated. Interment was in Van Wert Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at Wayne “Toots” Gerold West, son of Eula Genevieve (Hall) and Gerold Leslie West, was born April 1, 1937, in Wayne County. Wayne grew up in the Van Wert area. He graduated

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A. Stark. She graduated from Osceola High School and attended AIB College. Dee worked for Des Moines Flying Service, Inc. and retired as Vice President, Sales Administration after nearly 50 years of service. In her free time, Dee enjoyed traveling, reading, playing Scrabble, cards and computer games. She is survived by her children, Dr. Steven (Jan) Price, and Sue Price; sisters, Carol Palmer and Deletha Gabrielson; 3 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. Dee was preceded in death by the father of her children, Bob Price. Memorial contributions may be directed to the family. Online condolences may be expressed at

from Van Wert High School in 1954. Wayne entered the U.S. Army on June 15, 1960. On Aug. 27, 1960, Wayne married Ida Baker West in Des Moines. Wayne was a farmer, starting out with his father and then with his father-inlaw and son Mick. Wayne is survived by his wife Ida West of Osceola, daughter Lorie (Scott) Kent of Osceola, son Mickey West of Weldon; grandchildren, Austin, Dannelle and Julie West, Augustus Sherry and Timber Kent; motherin-law Marjorie Baker; as well as other relatives and many friends. Wayne was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Sam, Wendell and Marion West; father-in-law Dennis Baker; nephew Bradley West; and many cousins, aunts and uncles.

March 7, at Kale Funeral Home, 301 S. Main St., Osceola. Interment was in New Virginia Cemetery. Memorials may be given to New Virginia Fire and Rescue. Online condolences may be left at

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just for the contractor. Capital improvements will continue as planned, and the city will continue to use its local, grant and casino funding. Also, sewer rates will continue to go up. “The bottom line is that we tried to minimize the impact on the check that the property owner had to write out,” said Councilman Dr. George Fotiadis. “In other words, the goal of the budget was to try not to spend any more money than in the previous year, despite the message of the rate.” State shift Fotiadis said there was another message the public should know. “There’s a desire on the part of the statehouse to shift local property tax burdens away from commercial interests and onto the interests of the private individual homeowners with the notion that this would generate a good economy and encourage more businesses to enter the state.” he said. “And, I guess, all we’re able to do is work within that.” If the public doesn’t like this type of trend, they should address it with their local representatives, Fotiadis said. Councilman Glenn Schaff said he

thought there was more budget “cutting” the council could have done before it went to approval on the agenda. “It seems to me like there’s several alternatives to cutting, and I think we need to take a look at that,” Schaff said. Public comment During the council meeting, a public hearing was held on the FY 2015 budget. Dr. Jim Kimball asked Wheeler to state the city’s total capital expenditures, revenues and property taxes, which Wheeler did. Fotiadis thanked Kimball for taking a vested interest in the city’s budget. “This is probably about the most important document we prepare,” Fotiadis said. Schaff votes no The council approved the budget with Schaff being the only councilman voting no. “The reason I voted no on that, I believe that there’s several places we could cut and save raising any more tax to keep that levy where it was the past four or five years,” Schaff said. “And, I’d like to make the public aware that I’m voting no on that simply because there’s room to be cut.”

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to elevate this on the priority list so we can get these things taken care of,” Wheeler said. At a previous council meeting, the city asked officials with Veenstra and Kimm, an engineering services company, to prepare a professional services agreement to address the downtown infrastructure and tie it into the city’s comprehensive plan, including its safe routes to school and city trail system plans. A streetscape design, research and estimates would need to be in place before the city commits to any construction. “So, the bottom line is, this is a lot more complex of a project than just replacing a pole,” said Councilman

Dr. George Fotiadis. “And, the fact is, we’ve now had a couple of poles come down simply because they’re worn out, and not necessarily because anything happened other than just random luck it fell.” Approval The council approved entering a professional services agreement improving the downtown corridor with Veenstra and Kimm. “The caveat with a project like this, because we added it to our urbanrenewal plan, it does open up some different funding avenues that we wouldn’t have with a normal street project,” Wheeler said. “There’s also some local grant opportunities that look promising. So, we might not actually be financing it quite the traditional way.”

Loebsack announces 2014 Congressional high school art competition Congressman Dave Loebsack, DIowa, announced high school students in the Second Congressional District may now submit their original artwork to be considered for the 2014 Congressional Art Competition. The annual competition is hosted by the United States House of Representatives to recognize talented young artists from across the nation. The winning student from each district is invited to Washington, D.C., to attend a reception held in their honor and will have his or her artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year. The deadline for artwork to be received is April 11. “Each year I am amazed by the talent of Iowa’s students. The creativity of our talented young artists demonstrates that the arts are thriving in

Iowa,” Loebsack said. “For a young artist, having your artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol is quite a remarkable accomplishment. I look forward to seeing this year’s entries and meeting with the winning student.” This year, to make submission of art work easier and to open the contest to as many students as possible, the winner of the contest will be chosen by the public through online voting. The submission process has also been streamlined. Details on how to submit art work are available by visiting Loebsack’s website. All entries must be submitted no later than Friday, April 11, at 11:59 p.m. For additional details about the competition, students should contact Dave Leshtz at 319351-0789 or by email at david.leshtz@


House, Senate agree to FY 2015 general fund budget targets By Rep. Joel Fry

The Fry Times

House District 27

House Republicans announced they had reached agreement with Senate Democrats on the size of the fiscal year 2015 state budget. Next year’s general fund budget will spend $6.9718 billion. The overall budget will spend 99.84 percent of ongoing state revenue. This is just 91.14 percent of the allowed amount under the state’s expenditure limitation law. The agreement also complies with House Republicans four budgeting principles: • We will spend less than the state collects. • We will not use one-time money to fund on-going needs. • We will not balance the budget by intentionally underfunding programs. • We will return unused tax dollars to Iowa’s taxpayers. In addition to reaching agreement on the overall size of the budget, House Republicans and Senate Democrats also agreed to the allocation of funds amongst the seven budget subcommittees. The FY 2015 budget breaks down as


follows: • Standing appropriations — $3,259,159,606 • Economic development — $44,331,886 • Justice systems — $728,962,920 • Agriculture and natural resources — $43,061,995 • Health and humans services — $1,858,353,019 • Administration and regulation — $51,795,769 • Education — $986,136,365 Within the budget targets, the state will meet the commitments made by the Legislature and Gov. Branstad in the historic 2013 session. Funding is provided for the 4 percent

increase in supplemental state aid for schools, funds the education reform agreement and implements the commercial property-tax bill. Additionally, the budget provides funding levels to ensure a second year of tuition freezes at Iowa’s three Regents universities. The agreement on joint budget targets between the Republican-controlled House and the Democrat-controlled Senate is a first in recent legislative history. The last time there were joint budget targets between the two chambers was during the 80th General Assembly (2003-04). At that time, both chambers were controlled by Republicans. The joint spending targets have arrived more than two months earlier than the process in 2013. Agreement on the budget was not reached until May 10, with the Legislature adjourning the session on May 23. Please join me at one of my legislative coffees during the course of the 2014 legislative session. Legislative Forum Events • Friday, March 28 Noon – Lakeside Casino in Osceola

Family Health Clinic changes ownership Family Health Clinic, which was started by Ava Eagles in September 2011, has a new owner. Many people have already met Crystal Johnson, ARNP, who has worked for Eagles at the clinic. Johnson assumed ownership of the clinic on Feb. 16, 2014, and will be continuing the quality health care for which Family Health Clinic has been known. Johnson lives in Tingley and worked as a family nurse Johnson practitioner at the Lenox Medical Clinic for the past two years. Her husband, Rich, is a farmer and farms land in Decatur, Ringgold and Clarke counties. They have four adult daughters and five grandchildren. Johnson had been filling in for Eagles at Family Health Clinic and really enjoyed caring for the residents of Decatur and surrounding counties. She is now at Family Health Clinic on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday with the goal of increasing days as needed. Johnson graduated from

Graceland University’s MSNFamily Nurse Practitioner program in August 2011, and did her BSN at University of Iowa. She has known Eagles for several years, having been her student when she was in the FNP program. Prior to working at Lenox Medical Clinic, she worked at Mercy Medical Center and has also worked in long-term care. She also taught nursing at Kaplan University and Ellsworth Community College and has served as a preceptor for Upper Iowa University’s BSN program and Clarkson College’s MSNFamily Nurse Practitioner program. “I chose Family Practice because I love working with all ages and the varied areas of healthcare,”Johnson said. “Patient satisfaction is very important to me. I believe that good health outcomes are a result of the collaboration between both the patient and the health care provider. I think of myself as a patient advocate and I believe all should be treated with respect, honesty and compassion. I try to deliver the same kind of care I expect for myself and my family. I want them to know I care.” As many know, Eagles is now known as Ava Chase. She has re-

cently married and relocated to California. She still has a house in Lamoni and comes back into town frequently and will occasionally be working at the clinic to help Johnson. “I have loved working in Lamoni. Even though I did not grow up here, Lamoni has been like a hometown to me,” Eagles said. “I will always have ties to this community as my children grew up here and my daughter is a graduate of Lamoni High School. I also have strong ties to Graceland and continue to teach in the graduate nursing program. I will miss my patients and hope that when I am in town working, they will come see me! I am proud of the clinic and am so excited that Crystal will be carrying on the business. She is very dynamic and is an excellent provider. I would feel completely confident having her as my personal provider. I am also so happy that Dee Rouse, Jan Redman, and Marlys McPherson will continue on at the clinic. I think it will be a very smooth transition.” To contact Johnson or any of the staff at Family Health Clinic, call 784-7526. If you have any questions about the clinic or need to make an appointment, the staff is available Monday through Friday.

Clarke Elementary’s Young Ambassadors Saturday, Feb. 22, marked the beginning of the 12th year for Clarke Elementary’s Young Ambassadors to gather and begin learning the folkloric dances of Mexico. Twenty-six children came from 9 to 11 a.m. to the gym and lined up practicing the various

steps and movements of several complicated dances. Their teacher, Mrs. Hilda Ramos Contreras, has her own dance troupe in Des Moines, but continues to travel to Osceola to help those interested in participating in this Clarke tradition. Each year, the students prac-

tice after school and several Saturdays in order to prepare for their performance for their families and kindergarten through third-graders. This year’s dance presentation will be Friday, May 2, at 2:10 p.m. in the gym at Clarke Community Elementary School.

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Roe card shower planned The family of Lucile Roe is planning a card shower in honor of her 92nd birthday Saturday, March 15. Cards may be sent to her at 227 E. Fayette St., Osceola, IA 50213.

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Jamison card shower planned A card shower is planned in honor of Russ Jamison on the occasion of his 80th birthday Saturday, March 15. Cards may be sent to him at 4219 Majestic Lane, Fairfax, Va. 22033.

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Ray, Girard to wed in Creston T’Lee Ray and Zach Girard announce their engagement an upcoming wedding. Ray graduated from Creston High School in 2010. She also graduated from Northwest Missouri State University with a degree in animal science. She will be attending Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine in the fall of 2014. Girard graduated from Clarke Community School District in 2010. He also graduated from Northwest Zach Girard and Missouri State University T’Lee Ray with a degree in sociology. He now is employed at A wedding is planned Union County Sheriff’s Of- June 14 in Creston. fice.

iah, “I am making a way in the wilderness and streams of the desert.” Flaherty and Beverly Carson refreshed memories and the women were taught Egypt’s history and rich cultural diversity, including the story of the Samaritan woman at the well and how she brought change to her community. A discussion was held on

Rep. Joel Fry, R-Osceola, announced he is seeking reelection to the Iowa House in District 27, which includes Clarke, Decatur and Wayne counties, as well as portions of Lucas County. Fry received his bachelor’s degree from Simpson College in Indianola and his master’s degree from the University of Iowa. He has dedicated many years to being a social worker, working with patients and families in their end of life care. He has worked for Hospice of Central Iowa, as well as Weatherbee Resources where he currently serves as a consultant. Fry comes from a long line of small business owners, and currently, he and his wife own and operate Team Restoration Ministries, which they founded in 2005. They work with individuals, couples and families through counseling and therapy. He is a license independent social worker. In the House, Fry serves

ficulty with a government agency, have suggestions for Loebsack or would just like to share their concerns. Members of the public are invited to attend. Judge holds regular office hours throughout Iowa. If residents are unable to

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Rep. Joel Fry, R-Osceola, left, turns in his nomination petitions to an election official in the Secretary of State’s office.

on the Administration and Rules, Education, Human Resources, Labor, Education and Public Safety committees. He was also elected to serve as a House Assistant Majority Leader. Fry has led on issues to protect family values and has stood

firm on conservative principles. “I’m pleased at the progress the House has made in bringing conservative values back to the statehouse but I believe there is still much work to be done,” Fry said. “I will continue my ef-

forts to balance the state budget, return more money back to taxpayers, and develop policies that make it easier to be a small business owner in Iowa.” Fry and his wife Heather have six children and reside in rural Clarke County.

Clarke school audit report released Auditor of State Mary Mosiman released an audit report on Clarke Community School District in Osceola. The district’s revenues totaled $16,723,117 for the year ended June 30, 2013, a 4.5 percent increase over the prior year. The revenues included $4,558,611 in local tax,

Egypt’s cuisine and lunch included Kushari, a onedish meal of pasta, rice and lentils topped with chick peas and onions, as well as homemade pita bread. Dessert was ghorayeba (butter cookies) and tea. World Day of Prayer promotes justice and equality for women through prayer, partnerships, service and celebration.

Loebsack representative to hold office hours Congressman Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, will have a member of his staff in southern Iowa for open office hours. Dien Judge, Loebsack’s district representative, will be available. Judge will be on hand to work with individuals who are having dif-


Fry announces re-election plans

World Day of Prayer celebrated in Murray MURRAY — Murray United Methodist women held their annual World Day of Prayer service March 7, at the home of Tharon Flaherty where they remembered the women of Egypt in service and prayer to support ecumenical efforts toward justice, peace, healing and wholeness. The theme of the meeting was from the words of Isa-


attend but have a concern to share with the Congressman, please call our district office toll-free at 1-866-914-IOWA (4692). Thursday, March 27 Osceola, Clarke County Courthouse 100 S. Main St. 1-2 p.m.

$1,165,156 in statewide sales, services and use tax, $294,665 in income surtax, charges for service of $807,075 operating grants, contributions and restricted interest of $2,693,893, capital grants, contributions and restricted interest of $26,128, unrestricted investment earnings of $74,555, unrestricted state

grants of $6,987,236 and other general revenues of $115,798. Expenses for district operations for the year ended June 30, 2013 totaled $16,082,769, an increase of 12.8 percent over the prior year, and included $5,934,883 for regular instruction, $2,228,919 for special instruction

and $1,457,069 for other instruction. A copy of the audit report is available for review in the District Secretary’s office, in the office of auditor of state and on the auditor of state’s web site at reports/1330-1211-B00F. pdf.

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Murray’s Patton repeats as INA all-stater By LARRY PETERSON OST sports writer •

Kate Patton became only the second two-time all-state girls basketball player at Murray High School. The 5-foot-5 senior guard was named to the Iowa Newspaper Association second allstate team Tuesday as a utility player, after making the thirdteam backcourt last year as a junior. The team is selected by a panel of Iowa sportswriters, with assistance from the Iowa Basketball Coaches Association. This year Patton broke the career and single-season scoring records held by the only other two-time Murray all-stater — Kristin (Shields) Flaherty, who held the previous record of 1,248 points set in 2007. Patton set the single-season mark of 429 points while averaging 18.7 for the 20-3 Lady Mustangs. Her career record total is 1,340 points. She also holds the school career steals record of 464 and ranked third in the state this year in that category with 139. She averaged 6.0 steals and 4.3 assists per game.

Nobody in Murray history has made more free throws in one season than Patton’s 130 this year. She shot 65.7 percent from the line this year and 41.8 percent from the field, hitting 15-of-46 from 3-point range for 32.6 percent. Patton also ranks third at Murray in career assists. “I might be a little biased, but I think Kate is the best all-around player in the Bluegrass Conference,” coach Jerry Shields said. “She’s one of the best kids I’ve ever had for seeing the floor. She’s small, but so strong, she could throw a two-hand chest pass to the other end of the floor if she saw somebody open for a layup. She’s a good leader and great in academics, too. It will be tough to replace her.” Patton used her all-around athletic skills to create problems for opponents defensively, and as a floor leader on offense. While also a standout softball and volleyball player, she’s among the state elite in track and field. Patton was runner-up in the Class 1A 100-meter dash last spring, and also placed in the top eight in three other events — 200 meters, 400 meters and long jump. She was


Murray senior guard Kate Patton eclipses the 1,000-point mark for her career with a layup over the defense of Lenox’s Jacy Stoaks during a Murray win in December. Patton was named to the INA’s all-state second team today.

third in the 200 meters, and plans to be a sprinter at Central College next year. Patton was all-conference four years at Murray, leading the Lady Mustangs to a 53-17

record the past three seasons. She has been named to the Class 1A Select Team for the Iowa Girls Coaches Association All-Star Series April 5-6 in Cedar Rapids.

Patton, (Shields) Flaherty and Shawna (Boles) Kelley are the only three 1,000-point scorers in Murray history. Patton scored 30 points in a 63-59 win over Ankeny Christian for the team’s first Bluegrass Conference tournament title since 2007. She had 22 points and 10 steals in a 66-27 win over Lenox Dec. 19 to reach the 1,000-point mark. Teammate Megan Oswald and guards Madison Laib of Ankeny Christian Academy and Brittany Roby of Twin Cedars were other all-state candidates from the Bluegrass Conference. Oswald, a 5-11 senior, averaged 11.2 points and a teamhigh 8.7 rebounds per game for the Lady Mustangs. She was first-team all-conference. Laib, a 5-7 senior, averaged 21.4 points for an 18-5 Ankeny Christian team. Roby averaged 20.2 points for Twin Cedars, which finished 9-13. Bedford’s balanced statetournament team did not have any all-staters this year, but the sophomore-dominated squad showed promise for the future by knocking off Murray and Stanton to reach the 1A quarterfinals, where they lost 73-37 to runner-up

Newell-Fonda. Top candidate for all-state honors from the Lady Bulldogs squad was guard Fallyn Beemer. The 5-6 sophomore averaged 15.2 points with 100 steals and 49 assists while finishing among the state 3-point leaders at 67-of-242.

Iowa Newspaper Association Girls all-state basketball Class 1A first team Front line — Claudia Larsen, Newell-Fonda, 6-1, Sr.; London Vais, Adair-Casey, 5-10, Sr.; Caitlyn Riese, Colo-Nesco, 6-1, Sr. Back court — Renee Maneman, Newell-Fonda, 5-5, Sr.; Paige Danner, Ar-We-Va, 5-7, Sr.; Taylor Hickey, Burlington Notre Dame, 5-6, Jr. Utility — Jasmine DeMers, Storm Lake St. Marys, 5-10, Sr.; Shelby Hembera, Cedar Valley Christian, 6-0, Jr. Class 1A second team Front line — Carmen Subbert, Stanton, 5-8, Sr.; Sylvia Amlie, Janesville, 6-0, Sr.; Kameo Pope, Belle Plaine, 6-0, Sr. Back court — Macy Williams, Fremont-Mills, 5-6, Jr.; Shayla Dean, Colo-Nesco, 5-3, Jr.; Riley Kilbride, Burlington Notre Dame, 5-7, Soph. Utility — Kate Patton, Murray, 5-5, Sr.; Morgan Christner, New London, 5-10, Soph. Class 1A third team Front line — Noreen Morrow, Harris-Lake Park, 6-0, Sr.; Cassie Cullen, Lynnville-Sully, 5-10, Sr.; Hattie Davidson, NorthwoodKensett, 5-8, Soph. Back court — Madison Wood, Rockford, 5-8, Sr.; Andrea Hughson, East Buchanan, 5-8, Sr.; Victoria Leyh, Janesville, 5-7, Sr. Utility — Molly Cunard, Heartland Christian, 6-1, Sr.; Julia Gronenboom, North Mahaska, 5-9, Jr.

I-35’s Griglione named to CD’s Linhart earns third INA all-state second team team all-state honors By SCOTT VICKER

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With a record-breaking freshman season, Interstate 35 post player Gracey Griglione burst onto the scene and was named to the Iowa Newspaper Association’s allstate second team in Class 3A as a front line player, announced Tuesday. The INA all-state teams are selected by a panel of Iowa sportswriters, with assistance from the Iowa Basketball Coaches Association. The 6-1 freshman, who was also a unanimous first-team selection in the Pride of Iowa Conference, made a big impact for the Roadrunners this year. As part of a talented freshman group that also included Slye Richardson and Riley Morris, Griglione helped the Roadrunners go from 11-11 overall and 8-8 in the Pride of Iowa Conference last year to 14-8 overall and 12-4 in the conference this year. The Roadrunners entered the last regular season game of the year with a chance to win a share of the conference title. “We were right there and kind of stubbed our toe a couple of times,” Interstate 35 head coach Jamie Smith said. “We had our destiny in our hands as far as winning the conference. I feel the top half of the conference is very strong and will be next year. I think with the experience of the freshmen and Caylin Brommel coming back, we’re

already excited about next year.” It’s easy to see why Smith is excited about next year, with Griglione being part of the nucleus of the team moving forward. The freshman post player had a solid year, averaging 13.7 points per game and 8.7 rebounds per game, which ranked third in the conference behind a pair of freshmen in Nodaway Valley’s Paige McElfish and teammate Morris. But it was on defense where Griglione made her presence known the most. Griglione recorded 140 blocked shots this season, which ranked tops in the state among all classes. That number is a state record in a single season for freshmen and also broke the Interstate 35 career record. Her 140 blocks also ranks as the 21st highest total for a single season in state history. “I think Gracey’s kind of got a natural build for blocking shots,” Smith said. “Good height, long arms and she’s left-handed. That puts her dominant hand in front of a right-handed shooter’s shooting hand. She’s got a knack for it.” One of the biggest keys with Griglione’s shot-blocking skills, Smith said, is that she doesn’t just swat the ball out of bounds. “Forty percent of her blocks we recovered for rebounds,” he said. “That’s not something I’ve taught her. She’s done that on her own.” Griglione twice recorded


Interstate 35 freshman Gracey Griglione blocks a shot attempt by Creston’s Natalie Mostek (44) during a 45-32 Roadrunner loss to the Panthers on Jan. 27. Griglione, who led the state in all classes with 140 blocked shots this season, was named a second-team all-stater by the INA.

double-digit blocks in one game. She became just the second Interstate 35 player to record a triple-double in a game when she scored 15 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and blocked 11 shots in a 5027 win over Wayne on Dec. 13. Having her presence on the inside on defense has allowed the Roadrunners to try some different things on defense. “She makes it easier to do some things defensively you wouldn’t normally do,” Smith said. “We can pressure the ball a little more knowing she’s back there to take away inside stuff.” Griglione, who becomes Interstate 35’s first all-stater since Olivia Sulentic in 2011, has only scratched the surface of what she can accomplish, Smith said. “She’s a gym rat,” he said. “I think she’ll only get better as she matures physically, mentally and emotionally.” Smith said there’s still some things Griglione will have to improve in order to take the step to the next level, but he believes she’ll accomplish that. “There’s no doubt in my mind she will,” he said. “She’s already in the gym as soon as the season is over. A little more physical. She’ll have to get a little stronger. Those are things that can be easily attained. There’s no doubt in my mind that’s something she’ll do.” Clarke senior Libby Bemis was also nominated for the Class 3A all-state teams. Bemis averaged 16.0 points per game to go with a team-high 7.8 rebounds per game. She also shot 70 percent from the free throw line.

Iowa Newspaper Association Girls all-state basketball Class 3A First team Front court — Arika Wooldridge, Center Point-Urbana, 6-0, So.; Miranda Murphy, North Polk, 5-10, Sr.; Andrea Larson, Mediapolis, 6-0, Jr. Back court — Alexis Conaway, MOC-FV, 6-0, Sr.; Kennedy Salow, Center Point-Urbana, 6-0, Sr.; Kassidy DeJong, Unity Christian, 5-10, Jr. Utility — Paige Greiner, Williamsburg, 5-6, Sr.; Serena Parker, Shenandoah, 6-0, Jr. Second team Front court — Heidi Hillyard, Mediapolis, 6-0 Jr.; Gracey Griglione, Interstate 35, 6-1, Fr.; Emily McDonald, MOC-FV, 6-0, Sr. Back court — Shelby Graves, Davis County, 5-7, Sr.; Emma Dau, Spirit Lake, 6-0, Jr.; Kate Walker, Red Oak, 5-11, Jr. Utility — Ashley Burrows, Bondurant-Farrar, 5-9, Sr.; Miles Ludwigs, Sergeant Bluff-Luton, 5-10, Sr. Third team Front court — Nicole Burgin, Oelwein, 6-0, Sr.; Krista Bousema, Sheldon, 5-9, Sr.; Logan Anderson, Clear Lake, 5-8, Sr. Back court — Addie Oberman, Northeast Goose Lake, 5-11, Sr.; Kaely Hummel, Cherokee, 5-8, So.; Tessa Anderson, Crestwood, 5-8, Sr. Utility — Katie Landhuis, MOCFV, 5-8, Sr.; Megan Murphy, North Polk, 5-7, Sr.


Central Decatur junior Hallie Linhart shields the ball from Interstate 35 freshman Gracey Griglione while she shoots a layup during a 45-38 win over the Roadrunners on Jan. 18. Linhart was named to the INA all-state third team as a utility player.


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After leading her team in every statistical category and ranking in the top 10 in the Pride of Iowa Conference in those statistical categories, Central Decatur junior Hallie Linhart was named to the Iowa Newspaper Association’s all-state third team as a utility player, announced Tuesday. The INA all-state teams are selected by a panel of Iowa sportswriters, with assistance from the Iowa Basketball Coaches Association. Linhart earned the final position on the Class 2A allstate team with her selection as a utility player. The 5-9 Central Decatur junior proved just how important she was to the Cardinals this year by leading the team in every statistical category. She finished the year averaging 17.9 points and 7.5 rebounds per game to go with 62 assists, 68 steals and 23 blocked shots. Her scoring averaged ranked second in the Pride of Iowa Conference behind Pleasantville’s Kennedy Core and 16th in Class 2A. To have that big of an impact in all areas of the game speaks to the versatility Linhart brings to the Central Decatur lineup. “That’s her ability to do everything on the floor for us,” Central Decatur head coach Curtis Boothe said. “It’s not like she takes a play off. We were definitely a different team if she was in foul trouble. She made us go when she was in her groove playing. I think that’s why we had the success we had this year.” Central Decatur won the outright POI Conference championship this year and advanced to the regional

semifinals — one step further than the Cardinals made it last year. It’s that versatility along with her competitiveness that makes her a standout athlete on the basketball floor, Boothe said. “She’s so competitive, she doesn’t want to let anything go by her,” Boothe said. “She’s a tremendous athlete. She can jump. She can sprint the floor. She can play inside and outside. I think those are all things that make her a tremendous asset for us.” She’s displayed that competitive fire since her freshman year, when the Cardinals made a big jump in the standings. “Even as a freshman, we had a down year the year before, and she turned us around,” Boothe said. “She was the only change in our lineup and we had 10 more wins. She loves the game and wants to play hard and see what she can achieve.” Linhart has shown an ability to play all five positions on the floor for the Cardinals. This year, boothe took advantage of that versatility and had her play more of a guard position at times. “She’s really come a long way in that she hasn’t had to be a ballhandler and this year we moved her to more of a guard position at times,” Boothe said. “I was worried about if that would wear her down or not. I think it did at times, but she was able to get through that. She brought the ball up the floor for us and ran the offense.” Linhart’s offensive prowess garnered a lot of attention from opposing teams, which opened up shots for her teammates, as well. “She definitely would draw a lot of attention and would have a box-and-one or a triangle-and-two on her and Lydia (Martin),” Boothe

said. “Both of those were able to pull the attention away from our other players. That’s why Kate Havens was able to get some of her shots and why other players were able to get open shots.” And the best news for Boothe — he gets to coach Linhart for one more year. “It’s extremely good to know she’s coming back for one more year,” he said. “We’ve gotten a lot out of her. I think we have some higher goals set for her. I think she’s going to have a good summer’s worth of work and be ready to go for her senior year. “I think it’s going to be a very exciting year for our team,” Boothe continued. “I think we’ll be a different team with a few more players on the floor that can score and hopefully be a little more dynamic than we were this year.”

Iowa Newspaper Association All-state girls basketball Class 2A First team Front line — Alissa Brown, Jesup, 6-0, Sr.; Jamie Gesink, Western Christian, 5-8, Jr.; Kari Fitzpatrick, Edgewood-Colesburg, 5-11, Jr. Back court — Nicole Miller, North Linn, 5-9, Jr.; Ellie Herzberg, Manson Northwest Webster, 5-9, Sr.; Ellie Ruffridge, Pocahontas, 5-3, Fr. Utility — Olivia Godfrey, Panorama, 6-0, Sr.; Jenna Lehman, Iowa City Regina, 5-10, Sr. Second team Front line — Alli Huss, Fort Dodge St. Edmond, 6-0, Sr.; Ellen Gallagher, Woodbury Central, 6-0, Sr.; Haley Birks, South Central Calhoun, 6-0, Jr. Back court — Casey Miles, Hudson, 5-8, Sr.; Abbey Meyer, Cascade, 5-3, Sr.; Morgan Muhlbauer, IKM-Manning, 5-9, Jr. Utility — Kylie Ferguson, Council Bluffs St. Albert, 5-10, Sr.; Anna Yung, Fort Dodge St. Edmond, 5-9, Sr. Third team Front line — Rachel Struve, South O’Brien, 5-11, Sr.; Channing Wunsch, North Butler, 5-10, Sr.; Brooke Wooten, Maquoketa Valley, 5-9, Sr. Back court — Kayla Prosser, South Hardin, 5-9, Sr.; Alissa Pollema, Western Christian, 5-6, Sr.; Tasha Alexander, EddyvilleBlakesburg-Fremont, 5-8, Sr. Utility — Ashley Dumler, DikeNew Hartford, 5-11, Sr.; Hallie Linhart, Central Decatur, 5-9, Jr.



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Christopher Hanson of Osceola was invited to compete for additional scholarships at Simpson Scholarship Day Sunday, Feb. 16, at Simpson College in Indianola. Participants interviewed with a panel of judges and composed an essay as part of the competition. The criteria for invitation to this prestigious event are based on ACT/SAT scores and class rank. Hanson, left, is pictured with Simpson College President Dr. Jay Simmons.

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: 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: CHRIST’S WAY CHURCH, Shane Simpson, pastor, 201 Leann Drive, 641-342-6181 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, 641-342-2720. 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 Society-Priesthood. 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, 342-6603. Youth Pastor Darrin Baumfalk. Sunday - 9:00 a.m. - Sunday School. 10:00 a.m. - Morning Worship. Wednesday - 7 p.m. - Mid-week Bible study and prayer service. Weekly small groups - call for info. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, Southern Baptist, 900 South Fillmore. 641-414-3740. 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 — 641-4143740. 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. 641-342-7110. 10:00 a.m.

South Central Iowa Community Foundation announces that applications to the Eugene and Vera W. Marquis Scholarship Fund and Bowlsby Agricultural Scholarship Fund must be postmarked by April 1. To be eligible for the Eugene and Vera W. Marquis Scholarship, applicants must live within the Clarke Community School District or be a graduate of Clarke Community School¸ and

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Jus’ Walkin’ For the longest time, I thought that had to be his name. Well, or maybe a nickname of some sort. I ran across him the first time I visited the “projects” (officially called welfare apartments) in downtown St. Louis. “Jus’ walkin’” was his answer to everything, it seemed. “Hey, how’re you doing?” “Jus’ walkin.’” One day I tried something different. “Good morning. Nice day. You out enjoying this fine spring sunshine?” His answer – you guessed it – was “Jus’ walkin.’” Now, I was new in the neighborhood, so I asked an elderly lady I’d become acquainted with about him. “Oh,” she smiled at me, “Him? He’s Jus’ Walkin’” “No ma’am,” I answered, sure she’d misunderstood my question, “I mean to ask, what’s his name?” “Well, preacher girl, I reckon that’s it – Jus’ Walkin.” She paused, somehow knowing me to be the curious type. Her smile got bigger until it became a fun-loving giggle. “Girl, you just watch him sometime. Watch what he does. Don’t be worryin’ none about what he do – or don’t – say. Just be watchin. You have a nice day now.” And she stepped inside her little apartment and shut the door, still smiling and shaking her head. So, I followed her advice. I worked hard to notice what ‘Jus’ Walkin’ was doing. What I learned about him was simply amazing. He walked a lot all right — back and forth to the drug store to pick up prescriptions for homebound folks in the projects apartments. He took a little boy in a wheelchair for long neighborhood walks. He delivered blankets and sandwiches to the homeless folks who squatted behind the apartments at 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, 641-3423121. Sunday - 9:00 a.m. God’s Service. 10:15 a.m. - Sunday School. Wednesday - 7:30 p.m. Elders & Deacons meeting. OSCEOLA FULL GOSPEL CHURCH, 700 Colorado, Osceola, IA. Pastor James R. Sheesley. Sunday - Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. - Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m. - Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday - Bible Study, 7 p.m. Website: SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST, corner of Hwy. 69 and 152, Saturday - 9:30 a.m. - Sabbath School. 11:00 a.m. - Church Service. ST. BERNARD CATHOLIC CHURCH, 222 East Pearl. 641342-2850. Fr. David Polich. English mass on Sundays at

night. He walked a scared runaway teenage girl to the police station so she could get a ride home. The list went on. Weeks went by, and my amazement at his ministry grew. One day, I was asked to give a new minister in town a tour of that neighborhood. Sure enough, one of the first people we met was Jus’ Walkin’. After I introduced the two men, and we’d moved on down the street, my companion remarked, “Wow, now HE looks weird. And he doesn’t even know his own name. Are there a lot like him down here?” Now, it was me smiling, me trying hard — unsuccessfully I might add — to suppress a giggle as I replied. “No, my friend, you won’t meet too many like him. Not ‘down here’, not anywhere really. Nope, Jus’ Walkin’ is one of a kind. I think he’s a walking Bible really. Wait till you notice – really notice – what he does. That’ll tell you who he really is.” I wonder how it would be if our vocabulary was suddenly limited to two words. What would happen if others had to describe us based on what we did, how we treated each other, and what we spent our time and energy on? If you had two words to describe yourself, what would they be? If every time you introduced yourself, you had to claim those two words in place of your name, could you? Would you? Jus’ Walkin’ indeed took his faith into his heart and lived it. He was a living example of Jesus’ life instruction: “... step down. Be a servant ... if you’re content to simply be yourself, your life will count for plenty.” How about us?

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UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 130 W. Grant St. Osceola, 641342-2830. Julie M. Poore, pastor. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. www (Wonderful Wednesday Worship). Sunday: 8 and 10:15 a.m., Worship; 9 a.m. Sunday School. Nursery available.

MEDORA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Keith Putney, pastor, 641-449-3544. Sunday - 9:00 a.m. - Worship, 9:15 a.m. - Church School.

HOPEVILLE HOPEVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Dwayne Henrichs, pastor, 641-338-2248. Sunday -10 a.m. - Morning Worship. 11 a.m. - Sunday School. LACELLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Dwayne Henrichs, pastor. Sunday - 11 a.m. - Morning Worship Service. 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 p.m.,

CHARITON ST. ANDREWS EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 1112 Hillcrest Court, Chariton, IA (North on Highway 14). Rev. Sue Palmer. 641-7744911. Sunday Worship Service: 9:15 a.m.

MURRAY CHURCH OF CHRIST, 430 Third St., Murray, IA 50174, 641 4472569. Minster - Brian McCracken. Activities: Sunday - 9:30 a.m. - Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship; 6 p.m. - Bible Study. Wednesday - 3:30 p.m. - J.A.M. 7 p.m. - Bible Study/Youth Groups. MURRAY



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. MURRAY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 707 Maple St., Pastors Brandon Campbell, Sandy Smith. Sunday Worship 11 a.m.-12 p.m., children’s church during worship; Fellowship and Adult Lessons 10 a.m.

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NEW VIRGINIA CHRISTIAN CHURCH (Disciples of Christ), 604 Main Street, 641-449-3421, Sunday - 10 a.m. - Sunday School. 11 a.m. - Church.

OTTAWA BETHEL CHAPEL CHRISTIAN UNION CHURCH- 8 miles north of Ottawa, Dan Newell, pastor. Sunday - 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, 10:30 a.m. morning worship.

TRURO PERU-TRURO UNITED METHODIST PARISH, Truro, 641765-4782. 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, 641-765-4524. 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 Case, co-pastors. Sunday - 9 a.m. - Sunday School. 10 a.m. - Church Service. CWF meets first and third Wednesdays at 7 p.m. WELDON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Rick Hawkins, pastor. Sunday 9:30 a.m. - Church Service.


NEW VIRGINIA 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. 641449-3779. Sunday - 10:30 a.m. - Worship. Sunday School 9:15

WOODBURN CHRISTIAN CHURCH, Willa Heaberlin Pastor, Gary Parsons, Sunday School superintendent. Morning Worship - 9:30 a.m., Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. WOODBURN METHODIST CHURCH, Tom Murr, pastor. Sunday - 8:45 a.m. - Worship Service.


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Fuel upand at Clinton the gas stawhich Mortgage is dated March 20, 2006, pany for maintaining a recorded tion. You’d be surprised Ofin Book 163, Page 67 of the at fice of the Recorder of Clarke County, Iowa; said Mortgage being given to secure the above-mentioned Note and other sums claimed; which Mortgage covers the following described real estate to-wit: The South 71 1/2 feet of the W 1/2 of Lot 3, in Block 1, in the Original Town of Osceola, Iowa NOTICE (BPT) — April’s showers • Allergies are on the rise. THE PLAINTIFF HAS ELECTED bring May flowers but they also FORECLOSURE Every year more adults and WITHOUT REDEMPTHISare MEANS THAT THEwith SALE bring on sneezing, runny noses TION. children diagnosed OF THE MORTGAGED PROPERTY OCCURThere PROMPTLY ENallergies. are AFTER several and watery eyes for some of WILL TRY OF JUDGMENT UNLESS YOU speculations about Athis inthe 50 million Americans with FILE WITH THE COURT WRITTEN DELAY THE SALE. crease, TOincluding climateIF allergies. The most common DEMAND YOU FILE A WRITTEN DEMAND, changes and increased allergy spring allergy culprits are pol- THE SALE WILL BE DELAYED UNTIL TWELVE MONTHS (OR SIX MONTHS awareness. Studies have also lens from a variety of trees IF THE PETITION INCLUDED A OF DEFICIENCY JUDGshown pollen counts are gradand grasses, as well as mold, WAIVER FROM ENTRY OF JUDGMENT ually Even if you’veIS according to the American MENT) IF THEincreasing. MORTGAGED PROPERTY YOUR RESIDENCE AND IS Apast, ONEnever had allergies in the College of Allergy, Asthma FAMILY OR TWO-FAMILY you can develop at any and Immunology (ACAAI). DWELLING OR UNTILthem TWO MONTHS OF JUDGMENT IF THE time. ENTRY That lingering coldIS may ACAAI allergists have put FROM MORTGAGED PROPERTY NOT RESIDENCE IS YOUR RESIbe allergies andOR you should together the five things you YOUR DENCE BUT NOT A ONE-FAMILY OR see your localDWELLING. board-certified should know about spring al- TWO-FAMILY YOU WILL HAVE NOtesting RIGHT OF allergist for andREDEMPtreatlergies. TION AFTER THE SALE. THE PURCHASER AT THE SALE WILL BE ENTITLED TO IMMEDIATE POSSESSION OF THE MORTGAGED PROPERTY. YOU MAY PURCHASE AT THE SALE. PLAINTIFF WAIVES ITS RIGHT TO A DEFICIENCY JUDGMENT HEREIN. Plaintiff also asks for the appointment of a Receiver to take charge of the Mortgaged property and to collect the rents, issues and profits arising or which may be had therefrom and to apply them as by Court IN THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT directed. No money judgment is asked FOR CLARKE COUNTY NATIONWIDE ADVANTAGE against any Defendant herein. FOR FURTHER PARTICULARS, MORTGAGE COMPANY, Plaintiff SEE THE PETITION NOW ON FILE. vs. Dated this 10th day of February, 2014. SHANA D. SKROH; SPOUSE OF /s/ Linda Graves SHANA D. SKROH; CLINTON L. CLERK OF THE DISTRICT SKROH AND JACKIE LYNN KERNS, COURT/BY DEPUTY Defendants. EQUITY NO. EQCV011944 ORIGINAL NOTICE FOR Clarke County Board of Supervisors PUBLICATION February 24, 2014 TO: SHANA D. SKROH The Supervisors met in regular session SPOUSE OF SHANA D. SKROH in the Courthouse with the following YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED and members present: Marvin McCann, Larry required to serve upon Belin McCormick, Keller and Myron Manley. Also present, P.C., Plaintiff's attorneys, whose address is Auditor Janice White and Engineer Tom 666 Walnut Street Suite 2000, Des Andersen. Chairman McCann called the Moines, Iowa 50309-3989, telephone meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. Manley number 515-283-4676; facsimile number moved to approve the agenda, seconded 515-283-4653, an appearance, motion or by Keller. "Ayes", all. pleading to the Petition which is now on Tim Unruh arrived at 9:10 a.m. to disfile on or before the 27th day of March, cuss upgrading 240th Ave in Sections 9 2014, and within a reasonable time there- and 16 of Green Bay Twp. Andersen exafter to file a duplicate with the under- plained the process of putting it on a list signed Clerk of Court of Clarke County, at for road upgrades. Unruh accepted that the County Courthouse in Osceola, Iowa. and will check other options for entrance If you need assistance to participate in into his property. Unruh left at 9:35 a.m. court because of a disability, contact the Moved by Manley, seconded by Keller, disability coordinator at 515-286-3930. to adopt and publish the Resolution for Persons who are hearing or speech im- Destruction of Noxious Weeds, in accorpaired may call Relay Iowa TTY (1-800- dance with the provisions of Sec. 317.13, 735-2943). Disability Coordinators can- Code of 2007. All noxious weeds shall be not provide legal advice. destroyed at the time and in the manner as IF YOU FAIL TO DO SO, JUDG- set forth. "Ayes", all. MENT BY DEFAULT MAY BE TAKEN Moved by Keller, seconded by Manley, AGAINST YOU FOR THE RELIEF DE- that costs for non-compliance with the OrMANDED IN THE PETITION. der for Destruction of Noxious Weeds, are YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED that as follows: $15.00 per hr. for labor and the Petition of the Plaintiff filed January 7, cutting weeds; $100.00 per hour for trac2014, in the above-entitled action is now tor and mower, if needed; current county on file in the Office of the Clerk of the mileage rate per mile for any mileage asDistrict Court of the State of Iowa, in and sociated with the expense of destroying for Clarke County, asking judgment in weeds; cost of certified letter and a 25% rem against the mortgaged property here- administrative fee. "Ayes", all. inafter described for: Moved by Manley, seconded by Keller, 1. The sum of $84,489.32, with interest to participate in the fiscal year 2015 planat amount stated in Note, being the ning and economic development programs amount due plus interest upon the Promis- of the Southern Iowa Council of Governsory Note in the principal sum of ments (SICOG) in Iowa Planning Area $91,670.00 dated March 20, 2006; which XIV, and provide $8,821.70 for its operaNote was made and executed by Shana D. tion. "Ayes", all. Skroh and Clinton L. Skroh and now Moved by Keller, seconded by Mcpayable to the Plaintiff, which Note the Cann, to approve Memorandum of UnderPlaintiff has declared due and payable standing between the Board of Superviforthwith because of the default of the De- sors and Kids First Communities Early fendants in failing to make payment of Childhood Iowa Area Board. "Ayes", all. monthly sums of principal and interest Moved by Manley, seconded by Keller, due. The said sum includes delinquent in- to approve plans, specifications and estiterest and advancements to and including mate of cost, for Iowa DOT Plans for December 5, 2013, and represents the total Bridge Replacement Project No. STP-Ssum due after allowing Defendants all just C020(94)-5E-20. "Ayes", all. Andersen credits; also asking for judgment for any left at 10:20 a.m. further or future advancements Plaintiff Moved by Manley, seconded by Keller, may be required to make for continuing to approve payment of claims submitted the abstract of title, or for any other pur- from February 11, thru February 24, 2014. pose authorized by the terms of said Note "Ayes", all. and Mortgage and by Iowa law. Agriland, Gas ..............................31,344.22 2. Also asking judgment for costs, in- Alliant Energy,Util........................7,000.59 cluding reasonable attorney fees. Altorfer Inc, Equip ...................198,000.00 3. Also asking as against the Defen- Atomic Termite/Pest, Serv.................60.00 dants above named a Decree of Foreclo- B M Sales, Sup .................................165.00 sure of Mortgage made and given by Carpenter Uniform, Sup ....................96.38 Shana D. Skroh and Clinton L. Skroh, Carroll Cleaning Sup, Sup ..............114.36 which Mortgage is dated March 20, 2006, Cent Decatur Preschool, Tuit........1,011.36 recorded in Book 163, Page 67 of the Of- Chat Mobility, Util...........................214.33 fice of the Recorder of Clarke County, Clarke Co Public Health, Sup ....12,561.25 Iowa; said Mortgage being given to secure Clarke Co Sec Rd, Fuel....................261.14 the above-mentioned Note and other sums Clarke Comm Preschool, claimed; which Mortgage covers the fol- Train...............................................2,796.20 lowing described real estate to-wit: Clarke Elec Coop, Util.....................730.40 The South 71 1/2 feet of the W 1/2 of Conley, Jessica, Exp ..........................36.00 Lot 3, in Block 1, in the Original Town of Country Haven, Serv ....................1,460.10 Osceola, Iowa Cr Services, Sup ...............................231.92 NOTICE Creston Pub Co, Subs.........................37.00 THE PLAINTIFF HAS ELECTED DK White Prop's, Rent.....................200.00 FORECLOSURE WITHOUT REDEMP- Electronic Eng, Serv .....................9,257.50 TION. THIS MEANS THAT THE SALE Ellison, Matt, Serv ...........................679.00 OF THE MORTGAGED PROPERTY Excel Mech Co, Serv ....................2,201.00 WILL OCCUR PROMPTLY AFTER EN- Fotiadis, Sam, Exp ...........................262.00 TRY OF JUDGMENT UNLESS YOU Freeman Enterprises, Lease..............100.00 FILE WITH THE COURT A WRITTEN G R P & Assoc, Serv .........................52.00 DEMAND TO DELAY THE SALE. IF Galls, Sup .........................................162.70 YOU FILE A WRITTEN DEMAND, Gilbert Plumb/Heat, Serv ................170.00 THE SALE WILL BE DELAYED UNTIL High Sierra, Rent..............................690.00 TWELVE MONTHS (OR SIX MONTHS Highway Lumber, Sup ....................667.45 IF THE PETITION INCLUDED A Hiland Dairy, Milk...........................278.33 WAIVER OF DEFICIENCY JUDG- Hy-Vee, Sup...................................4,115.68 MENT) FROM ENTRY OF JUDGMENT I M W C A, Serv ..............................112.55 IF THE MORTGAGED PROPERTY IS Infomax Off Sys, Lease....................824.18 YOUR RESIDENCE AND IS A ONE- Iowa Narcotics Assoc, Train ...........185.00 FAMILY OR TWO-FAMILY Iowa Negotiation Serv, Serv............750.00 DWELLING OR UNTIL TWO MONTHS J P Auto, Sup.....................................129.58 FROM ENTRY OF JUDGMENT IF THE John Deere Credit, Pmt...............49,055.14 MORTGAGED PROPERTY IS NOT Kale Funeral Hm, Serv .................1,475.00 YOUR RESIDENCE OR IS YOUR RESI- Kent, Greg, Exp .................................36.00 DENCE BUT NOT A ONE-FAMILY OR Kerns, Bill, Exp ..................................18.42 TWO-FAMILY DWELLING. YOU Lamoni LEEP Preschool, Tuit......1,472.66 WILL HAVE NO RIGHT OF REDEMP- Leon Pub Library, Lite.....................584.80 TION AFTER THE SALE. THE PUR- Lynn, Debbie, Sup .............................15.00 CHASER AT THE SALE WILL BE EN- M & M Ag Serv, Feed........................28.60 TITLED TO IMMEDIATE POSSESSION Mail Services, Serv ..........................268.73 OF THE MORTGAGED PROPERTY. Mathias, Allan, Exp ...........................36.00 YOU MAY PURCHASE AT THE SALE. Matura Action Corp, CCNC..............31.92 PLAINTIFF WAIVES ITS RIGHT TO Mediacom, Util.................................242.83 A DEFICIENCY JUDGMENT HEREIN. Medicare Part A, Med......................968.12 Plaintiff also asks for the appointment of a Midwest Off Tech, Maint...................53.00 Receiver to take charge of the Mortgaged Mosaic Inc, Serv ...........................3,037.32 property and to collect the rents, issues Murray City, Water.............................53.83 and profits arising or which may be had Orchard Place, Cons......................1,147.84

and 16 of Green Bay Twp. Andersen explained the process of putting it on a list for road upgrades. Unruh accepted that and will check other options for entrance into his property. Unruh left at 9:35 a.m. Moved by Manley, seconded by Keller, to adopt and publish the Resolution for Destruction of Noxious Weeds, in accordance with the provisions of Sec. 317.13, Code of 2007. All noxious weeds shall be destroyed at the time and in the manner as set forth. "Ayes", all. Moved by Keller, seconded by Manley, that costs for non-compliance with the Order for Destruction of Noxious Weeds, are what you$15.00 canperfind if you’re as follows: hr. for labor and cutting weeds; per hour forthe tracwilling to $100.00 sift through tor and mower, if needed; current county aisles rate of per unhealthy mileage mile for anyitems mileage at associated with the expense destroying a gas station. Lookoffor proweeds; cost of certified letter and a 25% administrative "Ayes", all. tein bars, fee. assorted nuts and Moved by Manley, seconded by Keller, seeds, jerky or snack sticks, to participate in the fiscal year 2015 planning and economic development programs canned or bagged tuna, of the Southern Iowa Council of Governhard (SICOG) boiled eggs, fruit, ments in Iowa Planning Area XIV, and provide $8,821.70 for its operaGreek yogurt and oatmeal. tion. "Ayes", all. Movedare by Keller, seconded by McThey all good options Cann, to approve Memorandum of Underthat are readily available at standing between the Board of Supervisors andgas Kidsstations. First Communities Early most Childhood Iowa Area Board. "Ayes", all. 3. Seek out salads. While Keller, Moved by Manley, seconded by to approve plans, specifications and estieating a greasy sandwich mate of cost, for Iowa DOT Plans for STP-SBridge Replacement No. good and fries mayProject taste C020(94)-5E-20. "Ayes", all. Andersen in atthe moment, an hour or left 10:20 a.m. Moved by Manley, by Keller, two later you’llseconded likely feel to approve payment of claims submitted from 11, thru February 24, 2014. likeFebruary the energy was sucked "Ayes", all. right out of you. Instead Agriland, Gas ..............................31,344.22 Alliant Energy,Util........................7,000.59 of a sandwich or burger, Altorfer Inc, Equip ...................198,000.00 try a Termite/Pest, fresh salad with some Atomic Serv.................60.00 B M Sales, Sup .................................165.00 kind of protein such as fish, Carpenter Uniform, Sup ....................96.38 Carroll Cleaning Sup, Supbut ..............114.36 chicken or beef, beware Cent Decatur Preschool, Tuit........1,011.36 of the sweet-sounding vinChat Mobility, Util...........................214.33 Clarke Co Public Health, Sup ....12,561.25 Clarke Co Sec Rd, Fuel....................261.14 Clarke Comm Preschool, Train...............................................2,796.20 Clarke Elec Coop, Util.....................730.40 Conley, Jessica, Exp ..........................36.00 Country Haven, Serv ....................1,460.10 Cr Services, Sup ...............................231.92 Creston ment.Pub Co, Subs.........................37.00 DK White Prop's, Rent.....................200.00 • It Eng, matters when you Serv .....................9,257.50 Electronic Ellison, Matt, Serv ...........................679.00 medicate — If you fall Excel Mech Co, Serv ....................2,201.00 Fotiadis, victim Sam,toExp ...........................262.00 spring allerFreeman Enterprises, Lease..............100.00 gies you should G R P & annually, Assoc, Serv .........................52.00 Galls, .........................................162.70 beginSuptaking your medication Gilbert Plumb/Heat, Serv ................170.00 twoSierra, weeks before symptoms Rent..............................690.00 High Highway Lumber, Sup Keep ....................667.45 typically begin. an eye Hiland Dairy, Milk...........................278.33 Hy-Vee, on theSup...................................4,115.68 pollen counts in your I M W C A, Serv ..............................112.55 area. Even the temperature Infomax Off Sys,ifLease....................824.18 Iowa Narcotics Assoc, Train ...........185.00 doesn’t feel like spring, there Iowa Negotiation Serv, Serv............750.00 be pollen circuJcould P Auto,already Sup.....................................129.58 John Deere Credit, Pmt...............49,055.14 lating in the air. .................1,475.00 To be better Kale Funeral Hm, Serv Kent, Greg, Exp .................................36.00 prepared, you can track your Kerns, Bill, Exp ..................................18.42 symptoms with MyNasalAlLEEP Preschool, Tuit......1,472.66 Lamoni Leon Pub Library, Lite.....................584.80 Lynn, Debbie, Sup .............................15.00 M & M Ag Serv, Feed........................28.60 Mail Services, Serv ..........................268.73 Mathias, Allan, Exp ...........................36.00 Matura Action Corp, CCNC..............31.92 Mediacom, Util.................................242.83 Medicare Part A, Med......................968.12 Midwest Off Tech, Maint...................53.00 Mosaic Inc, Serv ...........................3,037.32 Murray City, Water.............................53.83 Orchard Place, Cons......................1,147.84 Osceola Farm & Home, Equp..........199.95 Osceola Service, Serv ........................67.00 Osceola Water Wks, Util....................15.78 Pitney Bowes, Meter.........................122.22 Premier Off Equip, Maint...................59.02 Purchase Power, Postage...............3,535.00 Robinsons, Sup.................................535.09 Rolands Law Off, Serv.....................108.00 Rychnovsky Lawn, Serv .................130.00 S I R W A, Water................................37.00 Sandata Tech, Maint.........................404.47 Sanofi Pasteir, Sup..............................35.66 Schade, Mary Jo, Exp.......................109.70 Schildberg Const, Rock.................1,475.00 Sec Of State, Notary...........................30.00 Seymour Preschool, Tuit..................599.50 Shred-It, Serv .....................................41.76 Solutions, Sup ...............................1,632.38 Southern Ia Trolley, Serv...................81.30 Sport Wade, Util...............................150.00 Staples, Sup ......................................695.30 The Family Place, Sup..................1,252.03 Unitypoint Clinic, Serv .....................37.00 Village, Sup ......................................820.47 Visa, Sup ..........................................930.07 Waste Mgmt, Util.............................638.07 Wayne Co Ag Ext, Serv................5,954.29 Wayne Co Pub Heal, Serv................171.00 West Payment Ctr, Law Lib..........1,140.98 Whites' Woodworking, Serv .............24.00 Wilders Truck Serv, Serv...................55.00 Willson & Pechacek, Legal..............229.50 Windstream, Util...............................366.79 Yates & Yates Glass, Serv ...............782.50 Having no other business, Manley moved to adjourn, seconded by Keller. "Ayes", all. Meeting adjourned at 12:15 p.m. Signed: Marvin McCann, Chairman. Attest: Janice M White, Auditor



Traveling? Check out these tips on how to stay healthy aigrettes. If a sandwich is a must, ditch the bun and skip the fries or chips, opting for a side salad or fresh fruit instead. 4. Check ahead for available health clubs. If you know you’re going out of town for a weekend or longer, look online for a health club in the area. Find out information like location, cost and what equipment is available to use, and ask if they offer short-term or day passes. If you are a member of a health club, such as Life Time, check to see if there are destinations in the city you’re visiting and ask if you can use their location. Even if you’re not a member, Life Time locations across the country of-

ten provide seven-day pass access. No health club? Take advantage of travel tools. A heart rate monitor and pedometer are two simple tools that will fit right inside your carry on. Also, there are many “travel specific” resistance bands which have a door attachment that allows them to be anchored on the wall for additional exercises. Otherwise, go for ultimate packing efficiency by relying on your own body weight for exercises like push-ups, crunches, lunges or squats. 5. Be good at the buffet. Many hotels offer buffetstyle meals included with your stay or for an incredibly good deal. There is no reason to avoid eating at a

buffet, but you do need to be cautious about how you fill your plate. The most inexpensive foods at the buffet are the breads, rolls and other starchy foods so think about getting the most value out of your meal both financially and nutritiously. Eggs, meats, cheese and vegetables will not only keep you from eating as much, they will also keep you full throughout the day. It isn’t always easy to make the right decision when you’re traveling and the variety of pit stop options make it tempting to indulge, but the satisfaction of making healthy and nutritious choices lasts long after vacation is over.

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• There isn’t a cure, but there is something close — Unfortunately, there is no cure for spring allergies. However, immunotherapy (allergy shots) provides reliefCOURT while IN THEsymptom IOWA DISTRICT FOR CLARKE COUNTY modifying and preventing THE STATE OF IOWA, Ex. Rel. MICHELLE M. RIVERA, Imdisease progression. CLARKE COUNTY ATTORNEY, munotherapy also IN THE INTERESTcan OF S.G., R.G.,be and Children. tailored for individual’s Juvenile No. JVJV009772 needs. So if you’re allergic to JVJV009773 JVJV009774 pollens,ORIGINAL dust and pets, allergy NOTICE TO: Jimmy Groves you with reshots can provide You are hereby notified that there is lief from these allergens. now on file in the office of the Clerk of the • above court, a Termination Parental Symptoms can beofsevere Rights Petition in the above entitled ac-

tions, along with Orders Appointing Counsel-Guardian ad Litem, Notice to Parents re Attorney fee Reimbursement and Orders for Hearing. The Petitioner is the State of Iowa, Ex. Rel., Michelle M. Rivera, Clarke County Attorney, whose address is Clarke County Courthouse, 100 S. Main Street, Osceola, Iowa 50213. You are notified that there will be a hearing on the Termination of Parental Rights Petitions before the Iowa District Court, Juvenile Division, in the District Courtroom of the Clarke County Courthouse at Osceola, Iowa, at 2:00 o'clock p.m. on the 26th day of March, 2014. You must serve a motion or answer with the Clerk of the Iowa District Court for Clarke County at the district courthouse in Osceola, Iowa. If you do not, judgment by default may be rendered against you and all relief requested in said Petitions may be granted. You are further advised that you have the right to be represented by legal counsel, and in the event you are financially unable to employ such counsel, the Court will employ one for you. If you require the assistance of auxiliary aids or services to participate in court because of a disability, immediately call your ADA coordinator at (515) 285-3394. If you are hearing impaired, call Relay Iowa TTY at 1-800-735-2942. Linda Graves, Clerk by Bobbie Fuller, designee Clerk of the Iowa District Court for Clarke County Clarke County Courthouse 100 S. Main Street Osceola, Iowa 50213 Date of second publication: Mar. 13, 2014 Date of third publication: Mar. 20, 2014

NOTICE OF FORFEITURE OF REAL ESTATE CONTRACT TO: Centro Evangelistico Monte Sinai (Mount Sinai Evangelistic Center) Roberto Mendez and Olivia M. Mendez You and each of you are hereby notified: (1) The written contract dated July 21, IN THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT 2010, and executed by Ernest J. Patterson FOR CLARKE COUNTY and Nancy J. Patterson as vendors, and Roberto Mendez as vendees, recorded the THE STATE OF IOWA, Ex. Rel. 21st day of July, 2010, in the office of the MICHELLE M. RIVERA, Clarke County Recorder, recorded as docCLARKE COUNTY ATTORNEY, IN THE INTEREST OF S.G., R.G., ument reference number Book 2010D Page 776, for the sale of the following deand C.G. Children. scribed real estate: Juvenile No. JVJV009772 The West half (W1/2) of Lot Three (3) JVJV009773 Block Sixteen (16) in the Original Town JVJV009774 of Osceola, Iowa. ORIGINAL NOTICE Vendee assigned and transferred all of TO: Jimmy Groves You are hereby notified that there is his right, title, and interest in the above now on file in the office of the Clerk of listed contract to Centro Evangelistico the above court, a Termination of Parental Monte Sinai (Mount Sinai Evangelistic Rights Petition in the above entitled ac- Center) dated January 28, 2011, filed Jantions, along with Orders Appointing uary 28, 2011, and recorded in Book 2011 Counsel-Guardian ad Litem, Notice to at Page 544. has not been complied with in the folParents re Attorney fee Reimbursement and Orders for Hearing. The Petitioner is lowing particulars: the State of Iowa, Ex. Rel., Michelle M. (a) Failure to make monthly payments Rivera, Clarke County Attorney, whose for February 2014 & March 2014 address is Clarke County Courthouse, 100 $1,000.00 S. Main Street, Osceola, Iowa 50213. Total $1,000.00 You are notified that there will be a (2) The contract shall stand forfeited hearing on the Termination of Parental unless the parties in default, within 30 days after the completed service of this Rights Petitions before the Iowa District Department of Management - Form S-PB-6 notice, shall perform the terms and condiCourt, Juvenile Division, in NOTICE the District OF PUBLIC HEARING tions in default, and in addition pay the Courtroom of the Clarke County CourtPROPOSED INTERSTATE 35 SCHOOL BUDGET SUMMARY FISCAL YEAR 2014-2015 reasonable costs of serving this notice. house at Osceola, Iowa, at 2:00 o'clock (3) The amount of attorney fees p.m. on the 26th day of March, 2014. Location of Public Hearing: Date of Hearing: Time of Hearing: You must serve a motion or answer claimed by the Vendors pursuant to Secof the Code7:00 of P.M. Iowa is $50.00 with the Clerk of the Iowa Court tion 656.703/24/14 Interstate 35 CSD HighDistrict School Library for Clarke County at the district court- (not to exceed $50.00). Payment of the atThe Board of Directors will conduct a public hearing on the proposed 2014/15 school budget at house in Osceola, Iowa. If you do not, torney fees is not required to comply with the above-noted location and time. At the hearing, any resident or taxpayer may present objections judgment by default may be rendered this notice in order to prevent forfeiture. to, or arguments in favor of, any part of the proposed budget. This notice represents a summary of Ernest J. Patterson, Vendor against you all and relief requested indistrict saidsecretary. A copy the supporting detail and of revenues expenditures on file with the of the details will be furnished upon request. Nancy J. Patterson, Vendor Petitions may be granted. Avg % 13(or Successors in Interest) You are further advised that you have 15 Re-estimated 2014 Budget 2015 2013 By: UnesActual J. Booth, Attorney the right to be represented by legal 1counTaxes Levied on Property 3,574,229 3,678,150 3,544,720 0.4% ICIS PIN No: AT0001015 sel, and in the event you are financially Utility Replacement Excise Tax 2 110,516 101,597 102,287 3.9% Address: 122 W Jefferson St. unable to employ such counsel, the 3Court Income Surtaxes 0 0 0 Tuition\Transportation Received 4 810,000 805,000 469,523IA 50213 Osceola, will employ one for you. Earnings on Investments 5 1,820 1,610 2,414 656. The Iowa Code258,105 If you require the assistance of 6auxil- Chapter Nutrition Program Sales 310,000 262,500 NOTE: If 218,000 the Fair Debt Collection iary orandservices to participate in7 court 218,000 Studentaids Activities Sales 217,984 Practices Act, 927,000 15 u.s.c. § § 932,644 1692 et seq., because offromaLocal disability, immediately Other Revenues Sources 8 call 1,067,000 RevenueADA from Intermediary Sources 9 15,000 0 applies to this 0communication, attach your coordinator at (515) 285-3394. Foundation Aid 5,322,845 Form No. 172, Notice of 5,082,731 Validation of IfStateyou are hearing impaired, call 10Relay 5,416,666 Instructional Support State Aid 11 0 0 0 Debt. Iowa TTY at 1-800-735-2942. Other State Sources 12 87,750 81,050 83,220 ARRA Fiscal Stabilization (in formula)Linda Graves, 13 Clerk 9,881 0 0 Title 1 Grants 14 76,000 76,000 83,326 by Bobbie Fuller, designee Other Federal Sources 270,000 267,000 321,615 Clerk of the Iowa District15Court Total Revenues 16 11,966,862 11,740,752 11,098,569 for Clarke County General Long-Term Debt Proceeds 17 0 0 1,035,000 Clarke County Courthouse Transfers In 18 471,891 470,641 515,075 Proceeds of Fixed Asset Dispositions 0 500 494 100 S. Main19Street Total Revenues & Other Sources 12,211,893 12,649,138 Osceola, Iowa2050213 12,438,753 Beginning Fund Balance 21 4,326,983 3,188,888 3,039,705 Date of second publication: Mar. 13,22 2014 16,765,736 Total Resources 15,400,781 15,688,843 Date of third publication: Mar. 20, 2014 1

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

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6,265,000 388,000 341,050 490,000 600,000 195,000 705,000 610,000 0 3,329,050 450,000 1,125,000 716,369 374,682 2,216,051 12,260,101 471,891 12,731,992 4,033,744 16,765,736 18.23579

5,971,120 300,000 385,050 472,000 565,500 140,000 666,000 587,600 0 3,116,150 405,720 50,000 716,369 343,798 1,110,167 10,603,157 470,641 11,073,798 4,326,983 15,400,781

5,767,424 240,746 337,884 444,130 516,971 119,267 623,029 655,178 0 2,937,205 434,936 243,406 2,275,791 323,018 2,842,215 11,981,780 518,175 12,499,955 3,188,888 15,688,843


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— Runny noses, itchy eyes andNOTICE sneezing aren’t the only OF FORFEITURE OF REAL ESTATE CONTRACT symptoms of spring allergies. TO: Centro Evangelistico Monte Sinai (Mount Center) RoberIf youSinai areEvangelistic coughing, wheezto Mendez and Olivia M. Mendez ing breathYouand and have each oftrouble you are hereby notified: ing, asthma might be one of (1) The written contract dated July 21, yourandallergy symptoms. In 2010, executed by Ernest J. Patterson and Nancy J. Patterson as75-85 vendors,perand fact, an estimated Roberto Mendez as vendees, recorded the 21st July, 2010,sufferers in the officehave of the centdayofofasthma Clarke County Recorder, recorded as docat least one number allergy.Book Asthma ument reference 2010D Page 776, for the sale the following deattacks can be oflife-threatenscribed real estate: ing. The Aside West halffrom (W1/2)avoiding of Lot Threeal(3) Block Sixteen (16) in the Original Town lergens, you should also be of Osceola, Iowa. Vendeethe assigned and transferred under regular care ofallanof his right, title, and interest in the above allergist and use medications listed contract to Centro Evangelistico Monte Sinai (Mount Sinai Evangelistic as prescribed. Center) dated January 28, 2011, filed Jan-

uary 28, 2011, and recorded in Book 2011 at Page 544. has not been complied with in the following particulars: (a) Failure to make monthly payments for February 2014 & March 2014 $1,000.00 Total $1,000.00 (2) The contract shall stand forfeited unless the parties in default, within 30 days after the completed service of this notice, shall perform the terms and conditions in default, and in addition pay the reasonable costs of serving this notice. (3) The amount of attorney fees claimed by the Vendors pursuant to Section 656.7 of the Code of Iowa is $50.00 (not to exceed $50.00). Payment of the attorney fees is not required to comply with this notice in order to prevent forfeiture. Ernest J. Patterson, Vendor Nancy J. Patterson, Vendor (or Successors in Interest) By: Unes J. Booth, Attorney ICIS PIN No: AT0001015 Address: 122 W Jefferson St. Osceola, IA 50213 Chapter 656. The Iowa Code NOTE: If the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 15 u.s.c. § § 1692 et seq., applies to this communication, attach Form No. 172, Notice of Validation of Debt.

ORDER FOR DESTRUCTION OF NOXIOUS WEEDS BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Supervisors of Clarke County, Iowa; That in accordance with the provisions of Sec. 317.13, Code of 2007, and amendments, it is hereby ordered: That all noxious weeds shall be destroyed at the time and in the manner set forth below: Canada thistle, sow thistle, quack grass and European bind weed shall be destroyed in a manner which will kill the root stalks as well as by cutting the plants before they are in bloom and before seed has developed sufficiently so that they will germinate when dry, all weeds being destroyed at the time specified below: 1. Primary noxious weeds: Quack grass, perennial sow thistle, Canada thistle, bull thistle, European morning glory or field bindweed, horse nettle, leafy spurge, perennial pepper-grass, Russian knapweed, buckthorn and all other species of thistles belonging in general of Cirsium and Carduus shall be destroyed before July 1, 2014. 2. Secondary noxious weeds: Annual butterprint, annual cocklebur, annual wild mustard, biennial wild carrot, perennial buckhorn, perennial sheep sorrel, perennial sour dock, perennial smooth dock, perennial puncture vine, wild sunflower, teasel, poison hemlock and multi flora rose shall be destroyed before July 15, 2014. (Multi flora rose shall not be a noxious weed when cultivated or when used for erosion control). 3. MUSK THISTLE SHALL BE DESTROYED BY MAY 15, 2014. 4. That if the owner or person in control of any real estate fails to comply with the foregoing order, the Weed Commissioner shall cause this to be done, and the expense of said work, including costs of serving notice and other cost, if any, to be taxed against the land and the owners thereof.

ORDER FOR DESTRUCTION OF NOXIOUS WEEDS BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Supervisors of Clarke County, Iowa; That in accordance with the Sec. • When in provisions doubt, of get 317.13, Code of 2007, and amendments, it outThat —allNot ischecked hereby ordered: noxiousevery weeds shall be destroyed and in the cough is due attothea time respiratory manner set forth below: infection. And Canada thistle, sowcolds thistle,shouldn’t quack grass and European bind weed shall be debe blamed forwhich every stroyed in a manner will runny kill the root stalks wellfind as by yourself cutting the plants nose. Ifasyou batbefore they are in bloom and before seed tling unwanted symptoms has developed sufficiently so that they for will germinate when dry, weeds being more than twoall weeks, it deis stroyed at the time specified below: 1. Primary noxious weeds: Quack likely time to see an allergist grass, perennial sow thistle, Canada thisto bull getthistle, tested, diagnosed tle, European morning and glory or field bindweed, horse and nettle,asthleafy treated. Allergies spurge, perennial pepper-grass, Russian ma arebuckthorn seriousanddiseases and all other species knapweed, of thistles belonging in general of Cirsium that’s “nothing sneezebefore at.” and Carduus shall betodestroyed July 1, 2014. Misdiagnosis and inappropri2. Secondary noxious weeds: Annual ate treatment can be annual dangerbutterprint, annual cocklebur, wild mustard, biennial wild carrot, perennial ous. buckhorn, perennial sheep sorrel, perennial sour dock, perennial smooth dock, perennial puncture vine, wild sunflower, teasel, poison hemlock and multi flora rose shall be destroyed before July 15, 2014. (Multi flora rose shall not be a noxious weed when cultivated or when used for erosion control). 3. MUSK THISTLE SHALL BE DESTROYED BY MAY 15, 2014. 4. That if the owner or person in control of any real estate fails to comply with the foregoing order, the Weed Commissioner shall cause this to be done, and the expense of said work, including costs of serving notice and other cost, if any, to be taxed against the land and the owners thereof. IN THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT FOR CLARKE COUNTY THE STATE OF IOWA, Ex. Rel. MICHELLE M. RIVERA, CLARKE COUNTY ATTORNEY, IN THE INTEREST OF F.M., A Child. Juvenile No. JVJV009775 ORIGINAL NOTICE TO: Richard McNeeley You are hereby notified that there is now on file in the office of the Clerk of the above court, a Termination of Parental Rights Petition in the above entitled action, along with an Order Appointing Counsel-Guardian ad Litem, Notice to Parents re Attorney fee Reimbursement and Order for Hearing. The Petitioner is the State of Iowa, Ex. Rel., Michelle M. Rivera, Clarke County Attorney, whose address is Clarke County Courthouse, 100 S. Main Street, Osceola, Iowa 50213. You are notified that there will be a hearing on the Termination of Parental Rights Petition before the Iowa District Court, Juvenile Division, in the District Courtroom of the Clarke County Courthouse at Osceola, Iowa, at 2:00 o'clock p.m. on the 26th day of March, 2014. You must serve a motion or answer with the Clerk of the Iowa District Court for Clarke County at the district courthouse in Osceola, Iowa. If you do not, judgment by default may be rendered against you and all relief requested in said Petition may be granted. You are further advised that you have the right to be represented by legal counsel, and in the event you are financially unable to employ such counsel, the Court will employ one for you. If you require the assistance of auxiliary aids or services to participate in court because of a disability, immediately call your ADA coordinator at (515) 285-3394. If you are hearing impaired, call Relay Iowa TTY at 1-800-735-2942. Linda Graves, Clerk by Bobbie Fuller, designee Clerk of the Iowa District Court for Clarke County Clarke County Courthouse 100 S. Main Street Osceola, Iowa 50213 Date of second publication: Mar. 13, 2014 Date of third publication: Mar. 20, 2014



Card of Thanks

For Rent

The family of Billy Mongar would like to say Thank You to all who have remembered him with prayers, flowers, food, memorials, & especially for your presence & kinds words of condolences. A special thanks to Dr. Fotiadis, to nurses & aides at Clarke County Hospital, to nurses & aides at Southern Hills Specialty Care, and to Hospice of Central Iowa for their care, to the Eagles Auxiliary for their wonderful lunch, to Kale Funeral Home, Pastor Dwayne Henrichs & Legion Post 69 for the beautiful service. Letitia Tish Mongar Mr. & Mrs. Michael Mongar & family Teresa Mongar & family Mr. & Mrs. Larry Mongar & family

3-BR DUPLEXES FOR Rent: 1 bathroom, 1100 sq. ft., Washer/dryer hookups. 1 car attached garage. Handicap Accessible. 515-276-9384.

To everyone who has supported us following the death of Marvin, we express heartfelt appreciation. Your many acts of kindness continue to be great comfort. Nothing is nicer than friends. Special thanks to nurses and doctors at Veterans Hospital in Des Moines. Marilyn, Angela, Ed, MaryAnn, BJ, Katie, Carter, & Caden, & the family of Marvin Woolsey

Employment DRIVERS NEEDED: Part-time help shagging trailers at Osceola Exel Plant. Must be available on Saturdays. Call 641414-4020

Miscellaneous QUILTING MEMORIES LONGARM-QUILTING. Many pantographs and thread colors to choose from. Batting and backing available. Lisa Porter, Leon, 641-4464699.

For Rent

2-BEDROOM HOUSE, washer/dryer, stove/refrigerator. $450/month, $450/deposit, plus utilities. 114 N. Lincoln 641-414-0040 2-BEDROOM, 1-BATH small house north of Osceola, paved road. Rural water, propane, electric, garbage is paid by landlord. Yard is mowed for you. Stove, microwave, and fridge furnished. Not smoking/no pets. $575/rent, $500/security deposit. References required. Available April 1. 515-961-6903

For Sale HAY FOR SALE: $40-$60/bale. NE of Woodburn 10 miles. Small fee to load if necessary. 641-766-6790.

Statewides BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES CONTRACT SALESPERSONS sell aerial photography of farms, commission basis, $1,000-$2,000 weekly depending on sales experience. Travel required. More info at or 877/882-3566 (INCN) HELP WANTED- TRUCK DRIVER Now Hiring Regional Class CDL-A Drivers. New Pay Package, Home regularly and $1500 Sign-On Bonus! Call 1-888220-1994 or apply at (INCN)

Statewides TanTara Transportation is now hiring OTR Company Flatbed Drivers and Owner Operators. Competitive Pay and Home Time. Call us @ 800-650-0292 or apply online at www. (INCN) Make Top Pay DRIVING FLATBED - Excellent Pay Package, BIG CPM + Benefits, 10,000 miles/ month average. ALL late-model equipment. CDL-A, 1-Year OTR Required. 888.476.4860 (INCN) “Partners in Excellence” OTR Drivers APU Equipped Pre-Pass EZpass passenger policy. 2012 & Newer equipment. 100% NO touch. Butler Transport 1-800528-7825 (INCN) Drivers: CDL-A Train and work for us! Professional, focused CDL training available. Choose Company Driver, Owner Operator, Lease Operator or Lease Trainer. (877) 369-7895 (INCN) Regional Runs Available CHOOSE the TOTAL PACKAGE: Regular, Frequent HOME TIME;

Statewides TOP PAY BENEFITS; Mthly BONUSES; Automatic DETENTION PAY & more! CDL-A, 6 mos. Exp. Req’d. EEOE/ AAP 866-322-4039 www.drive4marten. com (INCN) MISCELLANEOUS Advertise your product or recruit an applicant in over 250 Iowa newspapers! Only $300/ week. That is $1.18 per paper! Call this paper or 800-227-7636 www. (INCN) DISH TV Retailer. Starting $19.99/month (for 12 mos.) Broadband Internet starting $14.95/month (where available.) Ask About SAME DAY Installation! CALL Now! 1-800-853-0339 (INCN) CREATIVE, MARRIED COUPLE ready to be parents. We’ll care about you and love your baby unconditionally. Mary & Mike 917-8375696, marymikeadopt@ Expenses Paid. Legal. Confidential. (MCN) PAID IN ADVANCE! MAKE $1000 A WEEK mailing brochures from home! Genuine Opportunity! No experience required.

FOR RENT MURRAY, Large 2-bedroom house with all appliances including dishwasher. 2 enclosed porches and deck. 2-car garage and large shed. $500 plus deposit. No smoking. Excellent references. 641-447-2424

1-888-420-3805 (MCN) GUN SHOW: Pocahontas, Iowa, March 22 & 23, 2014, Saturday 9 - 5; Sunday 9 - 3; Pocahontas Expo Center; Buy, Sell, Trade, Food on Site; Contact Chad Boysen at 712-358-1051 (MCN) Trailer CLOSE-OUT Sale on ALL ALUMA Trailers! Aluminum enclosed 6x12, 7x12, 7x16 and all utility, mower, atvutv trailers, MUST GO NOW! H&H 7x16 enclosed $4,186.00, 6x12 $2,249.00 & up. 130 trailers on SALE!!! 515-972-4554 www. FortDodgeTrailerWorld. com (MCN) TRUCK DRIVERS WANTED - Up to $7,500.00 Sign-on Bonus! Top 100 Companies! Great Pay, Home Time and Benefits! Choose the Best Job! Apply at: www. TruckDriverJobOffers. com (MCN) A UNIQUE ADOPTIONS, LET US HELP! Personalized Adoption Plans. Financial Assistance, Housing, Relocation and More. Giving the Gift of Life? You Deserve the Best. Call Us First! 1-888-637-8200. 24HR Hotline. (VOID IN


IL) (MCN) HELP WANTED NOW! Rock-Star Attitudes Needed! Cash Daily, Must Be Free To Travel, Over 18 With A Positive Attitude. Major Cities And Resorts Are Waiting For You. Apply Today: 1-877-223-3181 (MCN) MACHINERY CONSIGNMENT SALE: MON., APR. 7, 2014 at 9:00 A.M. Consign early by Mar. 24, 2014 for complete advertising. No Small Items, Tires or Pallet Items Accepted After Friday, Mar. 28. Gilbert’s Sale Yard, LLC, 641-398-2218. 2 Mi. N. of Floyd, IA On Hwy. 218. Tractor House Internet Bidding Available. www.gilbertsaleyard. com (MCN) OUR SPORTSMEN WILL PAY TOP DOLLAR to hunt your land. Call for a free Base Camp Leas-

ing Info Packet & Quote. 866-309-1507 www. (MCN) JACOBSON TRANSPORTATION, Now Leasing On Owner Operators. $3500 Sign On Bonus! We Run Mid-West Freight and No NorthEast! Steady Weekly Miles, Consistent Home Time. Call Today 877236-9989 or Online (MCN) DISH NETWORK - $19 Special, includes FREE Premium Movie Channels (HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, and Starz) and Blockbuster at home for 3 months. Free installation and equipment. Call NOW! 1-866820-4030(MCN) $14.99 SATELLITE TV. Includes free installation. High speed internet for less than $.50 a

Statewides day. Low cost guarantee. Ask about our FREE IPAD with Dish Network. Call today 1-855-3316646 (Not available in NE) (MCN) Save 40% off on our super affordable top quality in-demand gift items by visiting our web-site store at www.wholesalemerchandisemarket. com. We have something for you and everyone on your shopping list and also for the one who has it all. For questions, please email us at We also offer a great affiliate program that pays a fantastic weekly commission rate. Free sign-ups! A website is required. For complete details please email us at (MCN)

Team Drivers Needed to Haul US Mail! Dedicated lane! Weekly time off! Great opportunity for Husband/Wife! $18.58 per hour per driver! +$4.23 H&W. Class A CDL w/2yrs Experience! EOE/AA 800-251-4301

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Dalton Ag, Inc. in Lenox, Iowa is currently accepting applications for full-time and temporary

Assemblers, Fabricators, and Welders.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

DRIVERS WANTED (an Oldcastle Company)

Start Immediately! (VOID IN SD) (MCN) TRAVEL: Needed 10 Guys/Gals over age 18. Travel Entire USA demonstrating “Citrus Clean”. Transportation. Expenses paid. High earnings. Immediate employment. 1-800898-6229 or 407-2212929 (MCN) PREGNANT? CONSIDERING ADOPTION? Call Us First! Living expenses, Housing, Medical and continued support afterwards. Choose Adoptive Family of Your Choice. Call 24/7. ADOPT CONNECT 1-866951-1860 (Void in IL & IN) (MCN) We BUY used Manufactured Homes, Single and Double Wides. Call 641-672-2344 (MCN) CASH FOR CARS: All Cars/Trucks Wanted. Running or Not! Top Dollar Paid. We Come To You! Any Make/Model. Call For Instant Offer: 1-888-417-1382 (MCN) CASH FOR CARS: Any Make, Model or Year. We Pay MORE! Running or Not Sell your Car or Truck TODAY Free Towing! Instant Offer:




420 S. Gustin Street Osceola, Iowa

American Concrete



Southern Hills Apartments

“Earn while you learn” APARTMENTS FOR RENT. No application fee. Water, sewer, garbage, heat included. Country Club Estates 263 Manor Dr. Osceola, IA 641-342-1557



Assemblers must be able to read a tape measure, be mechanically inclined, and forklift experience is a plus. Fabricators need to be able to read a tape measure, have experience with blueprints, be able to lift a minimum of 75 lbs, and previous experience with an iron worker or as a saw operator preferred.



Must be fifteen (15) years old and certified/certifiable by American Red Cross, Boy Scouts of America, or YMCA before June 13, 2014. Also, must be certified/certifiable before June 13th in CPR and Basic First Aid.

Concessions Staff

Limited number of individuals dealing directly with the food service aspect of the facility.

Parks & Cemetary

Parks and Cemetary Grounds Maintenance

Must be sixteen (16) years old and hold valid driver’s license. Experience with mowing equipment, trimmers, and mechanical ability preferred.

Courtesy Golf Cart Attendant - Youth Baseball/Softball Fields Must be sixteen (16) years old and hold valid driver’s license. Responsible for courtesy golf cart and other minor duties as assigned.

Extensive training program provided for inexperienced drivers.

Welders must be experienced and be able to read blue prints; MIG welding experience with stainless steel preferred.

To inquire or has for questions contact American Concrete openings for Ready-Mix Bob at 515-249-5309 Drivers in surrounding area. Wages up to $15.55

Good work history and previous manufacturing experience is a plus. We offer competitive wages, benefits, referral bonuses, overtime, and Dalton Ag is now a 100% employee owned company.

Applications may be picked up at City Hall or printed off from website: under the City Jobs tab. Application Deadline: Parks & Cemetary Ground Maintenance - Friday, March 28th Courtesy Golf Cart Attendant - Friday, April 18th Family Aquatic Center - Friday, April 25th

To fill out an application stop by 602 E. Van Buren, Lenox IA from 7:00 am - 4:30 pm or call 641-333-4518 for more information.


Requirements include:

CDL License • Pre-Employment Drug Screen DOT Physical and Physical Capacity Evaluation

Oldcastle provides competitive wages, full benefits package including year round health & retirement options, longevity bonus, and no overthe-road-travel. Women and Minorities encouraged to apply. Oldcastle Materials is an EEO/AA

Apply online at:



Iowa Select Farms is looking for a Dispatch/ Biosecurity Manager for a trailer wash located near Thayer, Iowa with additional on-site responsibilities at a trailer wash located near Shannon City, Iowa. This individual is responsible for ensuring biosecurity, animal well-being, and Iowa Select Farms’ biosecurity protocols are followed by all CDL drivers, gooseneck drivers and wash personnel. Hours are 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mon. - Fri. and some weekends in the event of an emergency. This position will “float” as needed between both job sites ensuring all company protocols are being met. In addition, the Dispatch/Biosecurity Manager will take dispatch phone calls alternating weekly to cover the night shift. The position will oversee and manage scheduling drivers and loads as well as process contract driver payments and staff payroll. Additional responsibilities include some aspects of repair and maintenance of wash equipment, supply ordering, scheduling maintenance and repairs for company-owned equipment and performing daily DOT inspections.Valid driver’s license a must. Iowa Select Farms offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package. EOE.

Pre-employment drug screen and physical required. EOE

CHS Inc., a Fortune 100 company, is expanding in Creston! The following positions are available:

Maintenance Technician (4) • $18.50/Hr.

Perform all mechanical maintenance functions including troubleshooting and preventive maintenance. Mechanical aptitude needed. M-F days, some on-call required.

Process Technician (8) • $19.25/Hr. Operate processing plant equipment. Perform general cleanup and material handling. Processing background desired. 12-hr. shift, nights, weekends, and holidays required.

Warehouse Technician (3) • $16.50/Hr.

Perform warehouse operations of finished product. Ensure accountability for all products scheduled to be shipped. Forklift and material handling experience desired. 12-hr. shift, nights, weekends, and holidays required.

Instrument Technician (1) • $26.00/Hr.

Install, replace, troubleshoot, repair, test and calibrate instruments and control devices. Four years combined schooling and experience desired. M-F days, some on-call requried.

The plant will operate 365 days per year. Benefits include: 401k with match, pension, bonus potential, medical, dental, vision insurance, paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and holidays. Pre-employment physical, drug screen, and background check are required.

Check us out at: Apply online at or contact Craig Ward at 641-648-4479 to request an application.

Apply in person or send resumes to:

Iowa Works 215 N. Elm Creston, IA 50801

(641) 782-2119 If you are unable to apply in person contact Iowa Works for an application. EEO/AAP Employer

Responsibilities Include:

• Evaluate and act upon the Material Requirements Planning (MRP) suggestions for assigned commodities. • Coordinates all activities related to procurement of a commodity beginning with intent to purchase through delivery. • Investigates and/or interviews potential suppliers to determine if they meet the specified requirements. • Advises team members or management on the appropriate supplier to be used. • Negotiates the lowest possible cost for the commodity taking into consideration quality & schedule needs. • Assures that the commodity is delivered on schedule, at the negotiated price, and meets quality standards. • Confers with vendors to obtain product information such as price, availability, and delivery schedule. • Prepares purchase orders. • Reviews bid proposals and negotiates contracts within budgetary limitations and scope of authority. • Discusses defective or unacceptable goods with inspection or quality control personnel, users, vendors, and others to determine source of trouble and take corrective action.

Qualifications Include:

• Minimum of an A. A. preferred. • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in a similar position. • Experience with global suppliers desired. • Knowledgeable of supplier qualifications processes and supplier performance matrix. • Proficient in ERP systems (SAP) and MS Office (Word, Excel). • Excellent analytical, problem solving/decision making skills. • Ability to make timely, effective, fact based decisions. • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to perform and produce results in multifunctional teams in a dynamic work environment along with organization, written, and verbal communication skills. • Proven ability to develop collaborative relationships and influence up, down, and across organizational lines. • Strong negotiation skills. • Positive attitude and a professional demeanor. Send resume and cover letter to: Bunn-O-Matic Corporation Human Resource Manager 900 East Townline Road Creston, IA 50801 Pre-employment drug screen required. An Equal Opportunity Employer





Middle school band members participate in festival, receive awards On Monday, Feb. 24, many middle-school band members participated in the Clarke Middle School Solo Festival. These band members rehearsed their music and then performed their pieces for a judge. This year, the judge was Oscar Ortiz, the middle-school band director at Chariton Middle School. First, Ortiz listened to

each performance. Immediately afterward, he offered positive feedback to each performer, as well as suggestions for improvement. Band members earned a rating based upon their performance. After the festival, each performer also received a written ballot from the judge and an award ribbon. Ortiz selected Timber

Kent, son of Lorie and Scott Kent, to receive the outstanding eighth-grade performance award for his snare drum solo. Victoria Swartz, daughter of Jennifer and William Swartz, received the outstanding seventh-grade performance award for her flute solo. All middle school band members at Clarke are students of Christie Averweg.

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Mythbusters: Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) student Cullen Hewitt of

Osceola, right, poses with Grant Imahara from the Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters following his presentation at Celebrate Innovation week on the DMACC West Campus. Imahara said his show uses science and fun to put urban legends to the test, sometimes with explosive results. Imahara, who has an electrical engineering background, said many people have gone into science careers after watching Mythbusters.

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Pictured is Timber Kent, left, and Victoria Swartz.

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20124 Officers: Helen Kimes, President; Dr. Jim Kimball, Vice President; Sue Wilder, Treasurer; Ryan Lundquist, Secretary 2014 Board of Directors: Richard M. Buesch; Doug Miller; Kevin Emanuel; Brian Evans; Bill Freeman; Dr. Jim Kimball; Helen Kimes; Amy Lampe; Ryan Lundquist; Wil Reisinger; Sue WIlder; Dave Walkup; Todd Thompson; Dr. David Hoadley Executive Director - Bill Trickey, Program Manager - Elizabeth Simpson

Board meets second Wednesday of each month, 9:00 a.m. at 115 East Washington

“Promoting the Economic Development of Southern Iowa”

OSCEOLA MUNICIPAL WATER BOARD Ryan Rychnovsky, Chairman; MacKenzie O’Hair, Vice Chairman; Members: Alisha Crawford, Dave Neas & Susana Contreras.

Regular water board meetings the first Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at 208 W. Jefferson. Special water board meetings at the Water Works Office and also online at

OSCEOLA CITY COUNCIL Fred Diehl, Mayor Council Members: Dr. George Fotiadis, Glenn Schaff, Dan Hooper, Chris Dorsey, and Dave Walkup. Regular council meetings the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Council Chambers, City Hall, 115 North Fillmore. Special council meetings are posted on City Hall bulletin board.

OSCEOLA PARKS & RECREATION BOARD Meets third Monday of each month 5:30 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers

Board Members: Mel Miller, Amber Abraham, Stephanie Snell, Sara Lumsden, Sarah Truitt Web Site:

AIRPORT MANAGEMENT COMMISSION Denis Weiser-Chairman, Lyle Persels, Ty Wheeler, Ryan Lundquist, Les Van Heeswyk Meets 2nd Tues. of each month at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall


Meets the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month, except July, August, Dec., 6:30 p.m.,

Clarke Central Office - 802 N. Jackson To confirm, call 641-342-4969.

Board Members: James Bair, Kelly Bailey, Lori Helgevold, Steve O’ Tool, Gerard Linskens, Joseph Deutsch and Dena White.

Indianola Memorial Works LARGE DISPLAY OF QUALITY MEMORIALS Hwy. 65 & 69 • Indianola

Martin and Tanya Hall, Owners Call Toll Free — 1-800-525-3349

Hunsicker & Associates • Home • Health • Life • Disability • Auto • Farm • SR-22 filings • Boats • RVs • Business • Group Life & Health • Long-term Nursing Care

315 W. McLane St. • Osceola • 641-342-2478

Osceola Eagles Aerie 3495 2329 N. Main • 641-342-6266 Ric D. Lewis, President

Meets 1st & 3rd Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. Open to Public Friday & Saturday • Darts • Pool Tables • Open 7 days a week

Osceola’s Only Certified Assisted Living •Month-to-month Leasings (short or long term) •Laundry/Housekeeping Services •Trained Employees on Staff 24/7

•Wireless Emergency Call System •All Personal Cares •Medication Management

334 N. West View Dr. Osceola, IA 50213 641-342-1036


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