www.thenewsharonsun.com firstname.lastname@example.org Inside this week: Thursday, June 10, 2010 American Profile 8 Volume 8, Number 22 New Sharon Sun PO Box 502, New Sharon, IA 50207 • email@example.com * 641-637-4031 75¢ Single Copy Local athlete Memorial Day receives Central Services softball award Honor Veterans Natalie Deming has been honored for her contributions to the Central Monday, May 24, the community College softball team. She received of New Sharon and the veterans Team award: First varsity letter.. Her came together to remember all 2010 stats: 4-0 reocrd, 2.44 ERA, the fallen veterans from all the 21 games, 37. 1 innings, 5 walks, 22 strikeouts. Honors/awards: 2009, wars. The New Sharon American 2010 academic all-Iowa Conference Legion Post 446 were dressed in Central posted a 30-14 record, uniform and hosted services at all its 21st 30-win season, and earned the New Sharon Cemeteries. The its 22nd NCAA Division III soft- Avenue of Flags were displayed ball tournament berth. Dutch coach at each cemetery with every vet- George Wares awarded 19 varsity eran grave decrated with a flower letters. Wares, a member of the and an American flag. The Post 446 of New Sharon commends N.M. Principal Earns NFCA Hall of Fame, ranks second in Division III among active coaches in career victories, compiling an 870- everyone that attended the Me- morial Day Service. ‘Educator of the Year Award’ 294-3 (.747) record in 26 seasons. Left to right: Carly Ehret, Megan McGriff, Emily Van Donselaar, An- drea Loving, Sabrina Vant Sant, Lisa Spoelstra, Gabe Hammen, Ma- North Mahaska Elementary prin- Local Students cipal , Angela Livezey, recently son Foster, Jakob Bortell, Melissa Knoot. received the OACDG,(Oskaloosa Named to Area Chamber & Development Presidential Academic Group) 2009 ‘Educator of the Year Award’, presented by Dan Fuller, Northwestern Award Winners Chamber President for 2010. The educator award was presented to College Sixth grade students at North Mahaska Elementary received Presidential Principal Livezey for being an ad- Academic Awards at the awards assembly on Friday, June 4th. The awards are sponsored by the Department of Education and the National Association vocate for students, a strong mentor for faculty and staff, a tremendous Dean’s List The following students were of Elementary School Principals. asset to the community, and a role named to the spring 2010 dean’s list The Presidential Award for Excellence looks at student achievement in model for excellence in all endeav- at Northwestern College in St. Paul, grades 4,5, and 6. Students are required to score at the 85th percentile or ors. Minn. The dean’s list includes full- higher in math or reading on the Iowa Test of Basic Skills each year. Stu- Mrs. Livezey began her teaching time students with a grade point av- dents must also have a grade point greater than 3.60. The students who career at Lynnville-Sully Schools erage (GPA) during the semester of received the Excellence Award are Jakob Bortell, Mason Foster, Gabe Ham- where she started as a K through 3.65 (out of 4.0) or higher. men, Melissa Knoot, Andrea Loving, and Lisa Spoelstra. 12 At-risk Coordinator and Title I Miriam T Hoeksema, daughter of The Academic Achievement Award recipients were chosen by the 5th and Reading teacher. After 5 years in Jim & Donna Hoeksema of Sully. 6th grade teachers. This award is given for exceptional effort and commit- this position, she transferred to the Hoeksema is pursuing a degree in ment to learning. These students have a good work ethic and may have to 5th grade at L-S where she spent ESL Education at Northwestern. overcome obstacles to their learning. Students who received the Achieve- ment Award are Carly Erhet, Megan McGriff, Emily Van Donselaar, and Mitchell the next 4 years. It was while at L-S School that she went back to school Laurel D VanDusseldorp, daugh- ter of Steve & Terry VanDusseldorp Sabrina Vanʼt Sant. to get her Masters Degree in Edu- of Pella. VanDusseldorp is pursuing Receives Case cational Administration at ISU. She obtained her first Administrative job a degree in Communication Studies at Northwestern. Award at Fremont CSD where she stayed for eight years. At Fremont she was Highest honors are awarded to students with a GPA of 3.90-4.0, Tom Mitchell, graduate of North instrumental in raising student achievement, increasing student enrollment, high honors are awarded to students Mahaska High school received the implemented a child care center, and raised over 450,000 in grant money with a GPA of 3.75-3.89 and honors Case Award on April 15th for the school. She then pursued the move to a bigger school where she are awarded to students with a GPA at the Nation Institutional Related could feel like she was making a larger impact, and proceeded to apply at of 3.65-3.74. Foundation. The Case Award (coun- North Mahaska. She now has been at North Mahaska for 2 years and has had Founded in 1902, Northwestern cil for advancement and many accomplishments, including; getting the 4 year old pre-school up and College is a private Christian liberal support of education) fundamen- running, and facilitating the fundraising and design for the early childhood arts college in St. Paul, Minn. offer- tally recognizes an individual who playground and also being a key factor in the success of the pre-school pro- ing more than 50 bachelor’s degree has made valuable gram. The program was recently visited by the Department of Education and majors, two master’s degrees and contributions through best prac- received one of the highest ratings in the state of Iowa. several associate degree and certifi- tices and distinguished service to the cate programs. Visit www.nwc.edu. field of university foundations. His new title is Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations Action Electric at the University of Florida in Gainsville. Tom is the son of the and Sound proud parents of Mary and Leon Mitchell,(New Sharon). Local based Opera House New Sharon Host to Gospel company Music Show Action Electric and Sound, Inc. is The What Cheer Opera House a local company, based in New Sharon. It is owned and operated by Chris Jedlicka. Chris is married to Angie (Wil- lemson) Jedlicka, former North Mahaska graduate. The company was started in 1998 in Cedar Rapids and moved to New Sharon over five years ago. Owner Chris will host the old time Gospel Music Show Sat., June 12 at 7:30 p.m. Jedlicka, expressed his interest in keeping his jobs closer to home and is excited to be a part of Spring Festival with a float entry that he is excited and eager to display. Featured in the show are: The Mercy Bridge Band from Knox City, Action electric provides all aspects of electrical wiring including: rewiring of older homes, fuse panel upgrades, Mo. performing Southern Gospel; new homes, custom lighting, home theater design and install, whole house distributed sound, telephone, networking, the Johnson Strings of New Hart- Where in the World is the SUN? ford performing Christian and blue- grass music; the Seymours of Tama, and cable wiring. Even smaller jobs like hanging ceiling fans, adding extra outlets, or repairs. Some wiring projects you may have seen include: the electrical rewiring, lighting, and sound at the First Christian Don Miller from Mount Dora, Florida is an avid reader and supporter Church in their new location, the wiring at StyleMeCrazy Salon, the audio rewire at Country Inn Pizza, landscape lighting at Harden’s funeral home, the remodel at Town Square Dental in Oskaloosa, and the computer lab at Lyn- performing all types of music; Josh of the New Sharon Sun. From a distance, Don always has nothing Grimes of Toledo doing all types of but positive comments and expresses his eagerness to read the Sun nville-Sully High School . Also, miscellaneous homes in New Sharon and surrounding communities. music and the County Line Band and every week, even in Florida! Don was in the Class of 1940 that gradu- Matt Willemsen of New Sharon is currently employed with Action Electric, as well as, John Hansen of Cedar John Finical performing Christian Rapids. ated from New Sharon and his late wife Irene, graduated from N.S. music. Chris can be contacted at 641-637-2379 or 319-533-6109. Don’t miss the Action Electric and Sound float in the Spring Festival parade. It’s guaranteed to be a float entry in 1941. Admission is a free will offering. Thanks Don for your constant support of the SUN!! For more information call 641-634- that won’t be forgotten. 2080. This Week’s Color In The New Sharon Sun Is Brought To You By Slumberland Furniture in Oskaloosa Page 2 • Thursday, June 10, 2010 • New Sharon Sun Reflections Lacey Community News Barnes City-Gibson- Hawthorn News *Tom’s brother, Dick Drost, celebrates his 60th birthday on June 10. Sa- “Peak Oil.” That’s a phrase I was unfamiliar with until today. As I consid- lute and Congratulations! ered a topic for this week, I was reminded of a message I had heard on the *Dick’s Father-in-Law, Goosen Van Utrecht, celebrated his 86th birthday By Mollie Loving radio sometime recently about the preparations we should be making in the last week Saturday, June 5. Goosen and Jane were married in the Nether- event of some catastrophe. What would I do if I would suddenly find myself lands in July of 1948, moving to America three months later in October. Bruce, Brian, Andrea, and I spent Memorial Day weekend in Minnesota. without “power” for a week – or two – or four? The thought is scary and yet They farmed at different locations, moving to their present location NE of We headed north Friday afternoon bound for Bloomington. We spent Friday we realize it could suddenly become a reality – a result of floods, tornadoes Lacey, fifty years ago evening and all day Saturday at the Mall of America. On Sunday we visited or other natural catastrophes. [March 1960]. Goosen, we wish for you a wonderful 86th year! the Minnesota Zoo and also went to the mall one more time. We enjoyed eat- But the term “peak oil” is a threat to the entire world: “It refers to the *I enjoyed a visit last week Thursday afternoon from Julie Newport, and ing at two of our favorite restaurants at the mall: Rainforest Café and Bubba global peak in oil production, and occurs when the amount of oil produced Keith, Jana, Gabe, & Chi Newport. Keith & Jana are visiting from Hawaii... Gump Shrimp Company. We returned home on Monday. worldwide reaches a peak and starts a permanent decline. That such a peak seeing family and friends before Keith is deported to Iraq later this month. The scrapbookers and card makers got together on May 29 at Jen Hen- WILL occur is NOT controversial. The bigger question is ‘WHEN?’ Produc- Gabe age 5, and Chi age 4, had fun feeding treats to our horses and petting ry’s house. Those joining Jen were Phyllis Rauch, Linda Carney, and Karen tion from oil fields follows a bell-shaped curve, with production starting off our farm cats while their Dad, Keith took pictures. Jana called our farm a Calvert. slowly, increasing rapidly to a plateau, and then entering a terminal decline.” “petting zoo.” Sometimes those of us who live on farms take for granted Last Friday school dismissed for summer vacation at North Mahaska. Most countries have already reached their peak, and finally the entire world what people who live in the big cities don’t have. The elementary awards assembly was held in the morning. Awards given could reach this point. Predictions of when this peak will occur vary from *Two neighborhood couples celebrated wedding anniversaries last week- out included those for attendance, Accelerated Reading, Basic Skills, band, now to 2040. The majority of predictions fall between now and 2015. The end, and I decided to call each couple on the day of their anniversary...Don Invention Convention, P.E., Geography Bee, Young Writer’s Conference, Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas (ASPO) predicts the global & Lucille De Witt marked their 60th anniversary on Fri., June 4, and Tim & and elementary track meet. Ten 6th grade students received the President’s peak in 2010! Stacy [Stout] Veiseth were married for six yrs. on Sat., June 5. Award for Educational Excellence. Two of the students were from Barnes Part of the reason for the variation of dates is that we cannot be certain The De Witts celebrated by going to a baseball/softball game, just as they City, Gabe Hammen and Andrea Loving. Special recognition was given at about the amount of oil being discovered, especially in the Middle-Eastern did on their honeymoon. However, Don wasn’t the one playing the game the assembly to retiring teachers Francine Chamra and Dale Renaud. countries. It seems that “political and economic factors have encouraged this time! The NM Varsity Boys & Girls teams both competed in home The June fire department meeting will be held on the 10th at 7:30 p.m. countries to over- or under-report their findings, and the actual findings are games against Sigourney. The NM girls won, the NM boys lost, and Don & at the fire station. Monthly training will be held on June 17 at 7 p.m. at the closely guarded state secrets.” Lucille sat in their lawnchairs on the hill to watch and cheer. fire station. For some serious reading on the topic I suggest you let Google take you to I asked Don how he met Lucille, his future wife. “My sister Evelyn and The first figure 8 race is almost here. It will be held on June 11 starting at an article entitled “Peak Oil, Matt Savinar, Life After the Oil Crash.” It offers Lucille were good friends,” explained Don. “We often did things together.” 7 P.M. at the Betterment Club track. It will be fun evening of racing. a “huge plate of food for thought.” Don & Lucille dated about a year before they got married. “Lucille gradu- Flag Day is next week on June 14. Display your stars and stripes proud- Then we are reminded of present day concerns. For instance, the news that ated from high school, and we were married two weeks later,” said Don. ly. came from Haiti this week was entitled, “Media has left Haiti. Suffering “We spent our wedding night in Ottumwa and honeymooned by going to a The American Legion will have their next meeting on June 14 at 7 p.m. hasn’t.” While our local school teachers have been anticipating a change ballgame the next day.” Don played in a fastpitch softball league, and this at the Legion Hall. of pace (notice – I didn’t say “vacation”) as they pack their school materials game was in Belinda, a little town located south of Knoxville. The recycle bin comes to town on June 9 and will be here for a week. into files and cupboards for the summer months, educators in Haiti are fac- As for advice to other couples...Lucille stated, “Well...when you say ‘I do,’ Barnes City Fun Days is coming up on Saturday, June 19. Things get ing some very difficult situations. A message posted last Friday by Mission mean it and be truthful.” Don’s advice...”Pick the right one the first time.” started at 2 P.M. with a car, tractor, and bike show on Broadway Street. The Network News, a daily news service of Cornerstone University of Grand Saturday afternoon found me visiting on the phone with Stacy Veiseth. parade starts at 6 P.M. The lining up of entries begins at 5:15 P.M. at the Rapids, Michigan, included this information: Haiti has been all but forgotten. Although this day was the 6th anniversary for Stacy and husband Tim, they north end of Broadway Street. At 7 P.M. the Longhorn Saloon is hosting a Emergency relief is now combined with redevelopment which includes re- were too busy to celebrate on this day...Tim was working and Stacy had a family barbecue. At 9 P.M. there will be a street dance at the Longhorn Sa- building schools. Michigan-based Worldwide Christian Schools works with luncheon. “We have intentions of doing something outside together and go- loon. Music will be provided by Fathead Stewie. Call 641-644-5145 if you CRECH, a network of Christian schools there. Tents have allowed some ing out to eat,” said Stacy...”just not today. We will celebrate another day.” I need more information or have questions. schools to resume classes, at least temporarily, but construction teams are know this couple stays busy raising their children, Braydon age 4, and Allie, In a few weeks summer will officially be here! needed to replace the tents. A spokesman for WWCS says it’s hard to know soon to be age 2. how many of their children died in the quake. “It was quite common to see Stacy shared some good advice for other couples...”Listen to each other, Along the Trail a 10-20% decrease in the number of students who came back to school. Ev- and never stop communicating. Try to stay on the same page. Pray for and eryone wants to hope that the missing students are in the countryside. The with each other...keep Christ at the center of your relationship.” fact of the matter is, many may not be coming back at all. There’s just great I wish both the De Witts and the Veiseths many more happy years to- Taintor-Granville-Lynnville pain knowing that so many children died in their schools. The people in gether. Haiti need our hand of support financially along with our prayers that God *My family and I left on Friday, June 4, to Carson, Iowa [a neat little town will help them through this trauma.” 30 miles east of Omaha] for an Iowa High School Rodeo weekend. The ro- By Ada Kay Van Maanen On May 30, John and Lois Klyn attended the 8th grade graduation fro their Other news told of Iran’s taking steps to quell protests as the anniversary deo arena and campground are adjacent to the West Nishnabotna River. We of their disputed presidential election nears. Evangelist Sammy Tippit states grandson, Justin Boot, from the Pella Christian grade school. The gradua- know what river bottom land is like after a large rain, so we decided to set that everyone is under scrutiny, especially Christians. Believers are often tion was held at Pella Christian High School. A party was held afterward at up camp as far from the river as we were allowed, still being on the rodeo isolated because they can’t worship together in a traditional church. Tippit the home of his parents, Darrell and Bonnie Boot. grounds. There are no buildings with stalls here...we made our own horse provides teaching programs for believers via satellite television; these have Several friends joined Alice (Terpstra) La Rossa of Kansas and her daugh- corral out of panels which we brought along. proved very effective. Believers must daily face the possibility of prison, ter and grandchild on Saturday night for dinner at the Linden House. At 2:00 AM Sat., I awoke to drops of rain hitting the motor home, and abuse, or the death penalty if they are charged by the government with what Lyn Kinney held a State Executive meeting of the USFW at her home on then I saw lightning. Knowing that Tom doesn’t like for Mo to be outside Saturday. is considered “apostasy.” during a storm, I tried to wake my husband. No response...only snoring. By Again we are reminded that we are privileged people to be able to live in John and Lois Klyn have a new great granddaughter, Elly Elizabeth Arke- the time that Tom became coherent, the storm had escalated. what is considered a “free country” as we observe our special patriotic holi- Tom, Jordan, and I hurried outside to move Mo into the horse trailer. One ma born on May 30. Her parents are Joel and Deanne Arkema. Elly weight- ed 9 lbs. 5 oz. days – Memorial Day, Flag Day, and Independence Day. Realizing it will be On Memorial Day, Gary and Jancie Roorda and Don and Carolan Van Vark problem...I had placed my bicycle in the trailer, after riding it around Carson Flag Day before next week’s paper is published, I’ve chosen to borrow the on Friday evening, securing the trailer doors shut with a combination lock. I toured the Heartland Museum at Independence, IA. The Big Bud Tractor following article in honor of our flag; I had clipped it from the May 26, 2004, knew the combination code and proceeded to yell the numbers to Tom, try- was on display. This tractor had been built for harvesting the wheat fields. issue of the Grinnell “Pennysaver.” ing to scream louder than the sound of the thunder blasting our ears. Rodeo “I was born on June 14, 1777. I am more than just a cloth shaped into de- June 13 anniversary wishes to Dwight and Bev Thompson. friends adjacent to us were getting their horses in their trailers as well. sign. I am the refuge of the world’s oppressed people. I am the silent sentinel Lowell and Linda Goemaat attended the 8th grade graduation of grand- The combination lock would not budge! All three of us were taking turns of freedom. I am the inspiration for which American Patriots gave their lives daughter Whitney Figland on Thursday morning at PCM. trying to move the numbers, with no results. It was raining so hard that and fortunes. I have led your sons and daughters into battle from Valley Pat (Jay) Pettingill and her daughter Betty from Northern Iowa were in the area recently and were given a tour of the Old Mill and Museum by Bernice we could not see, lightning was everywhere, and then small pieces of hail Forge to the deserts of Iraq. I walk in silence with each of your honored dead, bounced off our bodies. “Go back to the motor home and have Sina get my to their final resting place, beneath the silent white crosses, row upon row. I eye glasses out of the bedroom,” ordered Tom. I followed orders, Sina found Smith and Wanda Dunsbergen. Katherine Wimer of Cedar Rapids spent Memorial Day weekend with her have flown through peace and war, strife and prosperity, and amidst it all I the glasses, and I delivered them to Tom. Bravo...Tom unlocked the com- have been respected. My red stripes symbolize the blood spilled in defense sister Maida and Ron Dunwoody. On June 2, Lois Klyn and her sisters, Alma Witzenberg, Theresa Brux- bination, and Jordan safely led Mo into the trailer, protected inside with the of this glorious nation. My white stripes signify the burning tears shed by bicycle. We all scrambled back to the motor home where Sina had blankets voort, Janice Hoksbergen and Dorothy Rus gathered at Alma’s home to cel- Americans who lost their sons and daughters. My blue field is indicative of and towels ready to wrap us in. What a night! We were thankful that we ebrate Dorothy’s birthday. God’s heaven under which I fly. My stars clustered together, unify 50 states were not the cowboys spending the night in the tent along the river bank. It Guests on Tuesday of Bob and Bernice Smith were Peter and Helen Hadjis as one, for God and country. “Old Glory” is my nickname, and proudly I rained over three inches in Carson Friday night. wave on high. Honor me, respect me, defend me with your lives and for- and their grandson, Riley of Colorado Springs. When it became daylight on Saturday morning, it was obvious that out tunes. Never let my enemies tear me down from my lofty position, lest I Attending the Newton High School graduation last Sunday for their grand- corral had to be moved...the land was a swamp! At noon the sun came out. daughter and great granddaughter were Melvin and Shirley Dunsbergen and never return. Keep alight the fires of patriotism, strive earnestly for the spirit The arena for Saturday’s rodeo was a mucky mess. Jordan placed 16th out of democracy. Worship eternal God and keep His commandments, and I shall of 36 pole benders. Neither Jordan or Mo are confident about racing in mud Wanda Dunsbergen. Amanda Jones graduated with honors at the Maytag Bowl in Maytag park. Amanda is the daughter of Larry and Julie Jones. remain the bulwark of peace and freedom for all mankind.” and water. Ron and Maida Dunwoody attended the graduation of their daughter Ellen *Rhoda, our beagle, is making progress with feeling at ease in the motor home. She doesn’t shake as much as she use to. She will now eat in the mo- tor home...breakfast in bed...Sina’s bed. Mattia, who graduated with honors on Saturday from Bethel College in Min- neapolis, MN. And then on a Monday they attended their grandson’s Mark Local News *And finally...we invite you all to attend “God’s Country Radio Jubi- Bohstedt graduation from Grinnell College. Jim Ver Steegh hosted a reunion luncheon for the Class of 1946 on Saturday lee”...featuring Southern Gospel and Country Gospel musical talent from the June birthday wishes to granddaughter, Jessica Van Maanen on June 11, May 29th at his home. Those attending were Robert and Norma Gosselink KRNF 89.7 FM [based out of Lynnville], and KOJY 106.9 FM [based out of Nikki Slaymaker on the 13th and to Anna Gertsma on the 15th. Enjoy your of Grinnell, Duane and Audrey Johnson of Gilman, LaVerne and Arlene Bloomfield] radio stations. This unique and uplifting program will be com- day. Benson of Spencer and Ray and Barb Simpson of Kellogg.. Also attending June 14 is Flag Day, display the flag proudly. was Carol DeGeest and Geneva Goematt both of Oskaloosa and Kenny and On June 3, John and Lois Klyn took their grandchildren, Ethan and Taylor ing to the following churches at 6:30 PM on these Sunday evenings... June 27 - Moravia, IA Church of the Nazarene Joyce Walston , Dorothy Bond all of New Sharon. Those attending enjoyed Klyn with them to Johnston to the home of Luke and Kendra Slings and good food and conversation. July 11 - Kirkville, IA - Location TBA family. Also joining them were Barry and Sarah Spencer and family. The July 25 - Sully, IA First Reformed Church occasion was to celebrate Garrick Slings 7th birthday, Madelyn Spencer’s Aug. 8 - Union Mills, IA Christian Church Aug. 22 - Ottumwa, IA Hickory Grove Church 5th birthday who are great grandchildren of John and Lois and also Ethan Would you like to have “God’s Country Radio Jubilee” come to your Klyn’s 8th birthday who is their grandchild. church? If so, contact Lenis De Cook at 641-527-3374. Tom and I look forward to seeing you at a concert! *I wish for you a weekend full of blessings. Keep looking up, and stay... Get your ad in the SUN! In God’s Grip, Cindy Drost Public Notice Garage Sale 309 N. 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Jordan is a special girl who overcome lom, and Milton Vos. As I drive around the roads on these warm spring and summer days, I ob- many odds and was able graduate from Eddyville High. Those who know Guess what? I just used up the last three carrots that has been stored in the serve an awful lot of people, mostly guys, who, no doubt enjoying the nice her are amazed at her resilence and tenacity. She enjoyed being a band mem- refrigerator crisper all winter long. Didn’t quite make it to this years crop. weather, are driving with their arms and hands outside of their cars and pick- ber. Her other loves were being a member of the FFA and showing hogs. Always like to have fresh carrots to put in salads. Frozen or canned ones are ups. Horrors! I know that looks like a lot of fun, but the consequences can Her family owns horses and she also loves to ride. While eating lunch we OK for stews and soups. Except I do shred carrots and put them in small zi- be tragic. visited with Craig and Teri Fawcett. Teri and I worked together at Den Adel plock bags and freeze them for carrot salad. It’s really nice to grab a package When I was in high school, our math teacher was Mr. Gary Swanson. He Insurance in Oskaloosa a few years back. Also visited with Dave and Deb in the wintertime and put it in carrot salad to supply us with vitamin A. was tough, strong, intimidating, smart as a whip, and had intense opinions Bahr (Jordan’s parents). Deb and I worked at Van GorpInsurance in Pella. Thursday we traveled to Oskaloosa to run a few errands. We stopped at about practically everything. I wasn’t in any of his math classes (I didn’t Jordan was fortunate to be born into a loving family. Her sister Sharis and Earl Mays to pick up a few items to ‘kill bugs with’. Some bug has decided have the math gene), but had him during study hall. He would sit on one of brother Adam were compassionate siblings. It was good to see them all and to eat our cabbage this year. Whoever it is, did not bother the cabbages last the student’s desks in our assembly room and talk to us. catch up on the latest family news. year…hard to figure!!! Our peach tree is not looking so good and only had Mr. Swanson was a nice looking man—in fact, today I think he might re- Saturday we gathered at our oldest son, Karl’s house to celebrate the blooms on the bottom branches. They told us that it had been a bad winter mind me of Jay Leno, with his then black hair and strong features. Mr. Swan- May birthdays which are: May 8 Brad Sincox, May 21 Taya Sincox (3 yrs on peach trees. While there we seen Roger and Rita Beason from Lynnville son’s shirts stretched tight over his rather sizeable belly, but he was always old), May 28 Kalvin Schmidt and May 29 Travis Lewis (12 years old). As and had a nice visit. Our garden is looking good now and Sammie is keeping well-dressed and took his teaching job seriously. He was also terribly opin- usual we enjoyed a big dinner with Karl grilling all kinds of meat. Everyone ahead of the weeds. I just look at it and comment how wonderful everything ionated. Or did I say that already? He delighted in admonishing any errant brought a side dish and there was just too much food!!!! The kids opened looks….(good strategy, don’t you think?) There were tracks from a couple student who got out of line by saying if they didn’t straighten up, he was go- their presents and then we had ice cream and cake. We gave Taya a little skirt of deer running across the garden last night, but did not cause any damage. ing to make them write a lengthy essay on the life cycle of the African tetse and head band with a flower on it. I showed her the picture of a little Hawai- Sure hope they do not make a habit of that. Evidently the dogs were sleeping fly. (That still makes me chuckle). ian girl and all of a sudden Taya started doing the Hula. Guess she had seen and did not see them. Tomorrow we are having ‘Dutch Lettuce” for dinner. Occasionally he would flex his left arm, trying to make it more comfortable. it done before. At three years old, these little kids are way too smart!! That is one of Sammie’s favorite meals, so we will be having it quite often…. The leather strap that held his prosthetic lower arm and hand to his body Last week Sammie and Kalvin played and sang at Chrystal Heights in economical also!!! creaked as he pulled it back and forth. He told us in no uncertain terms how Oskaloosa. One of our friends, Gerald Bogaards is a resident there. We Speaking of critters who damage the garden, something has been digging this had all come about and strongly admonished us to never do the same stayed for coffee with Gerald & Mattie. Vernon & Edna Van Ee from Pella in the garden at Mildred Boyds. We can not figure out what it is, except it stupid thing that he had done. also joined us. might be a ground hog or a skunk. Kind of strange, because it dug up a potato Several years previously, he had been driving along enjoying the day, total- Oh my, the ants have not all left yet. I have put out poison again and they plant, but did not eat it. Maybe there are grubs that the critter is after. ly unconcerned, his brawny left arm hanging out the window against the side all came and lined up to have a drink around the little spot that I had put on a The ‘old timers’ used to fence their gardens. I’m beginning to think that of his car. Suddenly, without warning, another vehicle sideswiped his and in piece of cardboard. Some of them died…guess they drank too much!!!! The might be a good idea. I remember my Grandma Boyd having a fence around the ensuing horrible accident, his left arm was instantly ripped from his body next morning, I watched as a few ants came back and dragged the dead ones her garden. She didn’t have to worry about any four legged creatures getting above the elbow, sentencing him to life without his lower arm and hand. away. This seems to be the ‘year of the ants’. into it. Our son, Karl lives by Red Rock Lake and his garden is fenced. If it At times Mr. Swanson grew weary of his prosthesis with the hand encased The garden is liking the sunshine that we have had for a few days. The wasn’t fenced, the deer would just trample everything down. in a black glove and refused to wear it. Then we could all see the rounded plants were needing a little ‘tender loving care’ from the sun. Everything is ****Things to ponder… stub of his upper arm hanging from his short sleeve shirt. He didn’t seem to growing nicely now and soon the work will start for me. Sammie told me, 1. When French people swear, do they say “pardon my English”? feel sorry for himself, but did seem angry that because of a moment’s care- “You know the rhubarb is ready”. And I said, “Yes, but I have plenty already 2. Why does the last piece of ice always stick to the bottom of the cup? lessness on his part, he had lost a portion of his body. frozen from last year.” Aha….I got out of that job. 3. If people are so scared of mice, why do we all love ‘Mickey Mouse’? Since then, and even after all these years, whenever I see people driving Can you believe that May has come and gone? I’m wondering where it 4. Who was the first person to look at a cow and say, “I think I’ll squeeze around with their arms and hands hanging out of their car window, I just wish went. Have you noticed that the older you get, the faster time goes. At least these dangling things and drink what comes out of them”? they could meet Mr. Swanson. Maybe then they would jerk that precious it does for us as we live a busy life. We do need to stop and do the important limb back inside their vehicle. things though. I went to Oskaloosa on Thursday to pay for the car licenses. In later years, even though he wasn’t an old guy, Mr. Swanson became While there, I decided to stop by and visit with Donna Leech (was a realtor quite ill and when doctors were unable to help him very much, he wound up in Oskaloosa). She is one of the persons that I have always enjoyed visiting in the nursing home with my mom. They were old friends, and he became with and it had been way too long since we had seen each other. Donna’s a great encourager to her. They would usually sit out in the dining room in twin daughters, Karen and Karol are very loving to their mother and give her the afternoon talking and drinking a Pepsi together. If Mom didn’t come out wonderful care. when he thought she should, he would navigate his wheelchair down to her While in Oskaloosa, I went to Smokey Row for a sandwich. I love their room to get her. loose beefburger sandwich. And of course I had a can of Pepsi. It was a Five years ago, Mr. Swanson suddenly passed away. surprise to see Don and Mary Job sitting at the next table. We visited for a Still when I drive down a street or highway, and see a healthy brown arm little while. Don was the minister at Lower Grove Church a few years back. and hand draped against a vehicle’s metal, I hear Mr. Swanson’s voice inside We always enjoyed Don’s messages and also Mary playing hymns on the my head admonishing all of us young 16 and 17 year olds: “Never be stupid piano. like I was! Get that arm inside your car!” Neighbor Geneva Jansen stopped by for a visit on Wednesday evening. We are never at a loss for words and have a good time catching up on all the news. Charlene De Kock also stopped by…isn’t it great to have neighbors? Geneva and Charlene had both been working in their flower beds. My flower What Is RSI? You never really think about how a computer can have an effect on your Bunker Hill & Beyond bed contains hosta plants and they don’t take much care. Good thing, be- health while you’re busy browsing the Web, using your PC at work or play- cause I just run out of time for any flower bed weeding. I do have a herb by Mary Jo Watson ing games. garden and it’s beginning to need a little pruning. Some plants want to take Using a computer for more than a few hours a day can put you at risk from I forgot the deadline last week or I just plain spaced out, one or the other so over the whole herb garden. RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury). some news may be a little old but news never the less. I do keep busy trying Don’t you just love the season of summer with the birds singing in the RSI is a fancy term doctors use to describe many different types of soft trees, the flowers blooming and giving off their sweet aroma. The days when to keep the lawn mowed but am thankful everyday we are not having prayer tissue injury including carpel tunnel syndrome and tendonitis. It is usually meetings to call down rain on a dry and thirsty land. Too much rain is better the blue, blue sky is clear and a slight breeze helps keep one cool. Last caused by repetitive motions, poor posture and stress, and could cause a crip- than no rain. And in my life time I have seen both scenarios. Thursday was one of those days and I wished I could recapture my youth. pling disability and pain. There is so much talk about dogs being stolen in area’s around DSM that I My sister and I used to lay out on the lawn looking up at the sky, looking at have to tell my story. I was riding four wheeler and the Weimeraner was fol- the puffy clouds and dreaming of things in the future. God is an awesome How To Avoid lowing me and all of a sudden she was not. I back tracked and looked down God and he gives us so much beauty to enjoy. Take advantage of the op- For people whose jobs require frequent use of computers it may seem the bank from the trail I was on to see three men on the gravel road with a portunity. there is no way to avoid this problem, but fortunately there are a few things topper on back trying to coast her into the back. I could not believe my eyes. *****FUNNIES….BUT, TRUE. you can do to try and protect yourself: All I had to do was call her name and she came running. They took off. She A lady recently went to McDonalds to get some chicken McNuggets. The • Make sure to take regular breaks away from your PC if you can; get up was an expensive dog being $400.00 as a puppy. Not mine a grandson’s but sign said you could get 6, 9 or 12 nuggets. The lady asked for a half dozen and walk around for a few minutes each hour. hey don’t steal my dog. nuggets. The teenager at the counter said, “We don’t have half dozen nug- • Also, try and alternate between using your keyboard and mouse rather gets”. “You don’t?’ replied the lady customer. “We only have 6, 9 or 12” Does anyone have an old basket ball suit from the 50’s anywhere that just than relying on the mouse for everything. And when you do use your mouse, was the reply. “So, I can’t order a half dozen nuggets, but I can order 6?” the might still exists. They were gold with skirts and the name Searsboro down move with your shoulder rather than putting all the strain on your wrist. lady asked. “That’s right” replied the young gal. So, I shook my head and the skirt. I would like to donate it to the Poweshiek County Society in Mon- • You can buy mouse mats that have gel wrist support. You may also want tezuma. I remember when we got out of school to pick up ear corn to buy ordered 6 chicken McNuggets. to look into buying one of the special keyboards available which have been those uniforms. We were so proud of them. Pete Watson let the kids glean This last week has certainly been a very busy one, but eventful, exciting designed to be more comfortable to use. his fields and his daughter Marlene Watson was on the team. I just remember and enjoyable. Having graduated from New Sharon High School in 1955, • There are many websites such as www.rsihandbook.info which have in- how cold it was picking up corn. Let me know at 623-2400. the year of 2010 made it 55 years since graduation day. KennyHoksbergen, formation on how to avoid or treat RSI. Well last week was the week for babies. Josh and Valerie Fisk had their Janice Vander Linden and I were the committee that worked at contacting all • There is also a useful free program called Workrave that can help prevent little girl Cori Ann last week or so and then on Wednesday the 26th. In the of our former classmates. Invitations were sent out and we were happy to RSI. The program reminds you to take breaks at set times as well as letting morning Wesley and Laura Wickham became the parents of Allison Sloan hear that 10 were going to attend the festivities that we had planned. There you set micro-pauses and daily limits. weighing in at nine pounds and three ounces. Allison has a big sister Taylor were 18 students in our class and two former students have passed away, • Workrave even has a series of short exercises for you to carry out, with who is three. Grandparents are Randy and Patti Casper Wickham and great’s Warren Burgraaf in 2007 and Jerry Stephens in 2008. Those who were un- pictures demonstrating certain actions such as stretching your arms, moving are Dahl and Patty Wickham all of Montezuma. Great great grandparents are able attend sent us letters or Kenny contacted them by phone. Gene De Boef your shoulders and focusing your eyes. Inez Wickham and Keith Miller. had called earlier and was planning to come, but was unable to at the last In the afternoon at the Newton hospital a baby girl was delivered to James minute. Kenny had talked to Frank Polka and he hoped he could attend our and Rachel (Talbert) Perez of Marshalltown. She was named Jaylah Aleise next reunion. Carter Goodman is experiencing some health problems and expressed his disappointment at not being able to be with us. The only one we did not hear from was Duane Miller. We did miss you Duane and hope Smiles and Giggles Margaret Perez and has a big sister Kieren. Grandparents are Ann Watson and Rick and Carla Talbert, Great grandparents are Bette Talbert, of Mont- ezuma, Russell Talbert of New Sharon and Raymond and Mary Jo Watson of you can join us when we have the next class reunion. We met on Friday evening at Taso’s in Oskaloosa to eat and visit. Sure did sound like a bunch Montezuma. Ann has been staying with the family helping and Sunday the The summer holidays have begun. The campers, boaters, paraders, pic- 6th. Jimmy’s parents of Odessa Texas arrived to see the grandchildren. Great of ‘bumble bee’s as we were all catching up on the news from each other. nicers, porch and deck sitters or whatever activities you did, the weather was absolutely perfect. Cemetery’s were mowed up nice and all the flags waved great grandmother is Lucille Watson of Montezuma. Then on Sunday we met in New Sharon at the Harvest Community Church On the 27th. A new little girl was born to Ashley and Justin Enderson of for a catered lunch and of course more visiting. We did get a little more in all their glory. Kudos to the grounds keepers everywhere. Ankeny. Grandparents are Mike and Deanna Watson and greats are the Fred formal then and read letters from Nancy (Burgraaf) Malis who lives in Fort So, it is the beginning of the summer events, especially our own New Watson’s of Lake Ponderosa. Great great grandparents are Lucille Watson Wayne, Indiana, Carter Goodman who lives in Southlake, Texas and Delores Sharon Spring Festival. I received our boxholder informing us of all of the and Lu Ahrens of Montezuma.The little girl was named Ellie Marie. (Garner) Garrett who lives in Greenville, South Carolina. Then Sammie events. It’s a really great line up for an interesting time. What fun “Memories Barb Long spent a week in Kansas City with her daughter and family Lee favored us with songs from the time period that we all thought were the of the Past-Dreams of the Future. I hear alot of the entries for the parade on bringing home Ben Swearengin for a stay. On June 3rd. The Long’s were greatest years of our lives. Those attending the reunion were: Marlin and Saturday, June 12th at 1:00 P.M. Let’s pray for good weather. Kudos to the supper guests of us for Raymond’s birthday. On Friday night we played Carol Clevenger, Rodney Darland, Kenneth and Shirley Hoksbergen, Betty planning committee for getting things organized. One thing I don’t see in the dominoes and celebrated again with his brother Fred and sister Martha Vos. (Ross) Piersal, Coleen (Moore) and Vernon Readshaw, RoseMary (Boyd) line of events is something people really enjoyed and jazzed up the P.M. pro- Another angel food was baked by Mary Lu and devoured. Happens to be and Sammie Schmidt, Lois (Wehrle) VanWyk, Janice (Van Baalen) and Fran- gram in the park. That is the North Mahaska Dance Team which consists of Raymond’s favorite cake. cis Vander Linden, Barbara (Jackson) and Ray Vos, Leroy and Millie Wan- local girls that did a great routine at Iowa State Championship contest held in ders. Others attending as our special guests were Ron and Trudy Harbin and While in Kansas City, Barb Long and Sheryl Swearengin looked up Brian Des Moines. These girls practice long and hard and really enjoy performing. Watson’s ate their new home there. Virginia (Grosenbach) Klinker. I don’t know why they’re not on the program, but suppose there is a reason. Saturday were the Lake Ponderosa garage sales. There must have been 40 The Memorial Day Service at the Peoria Cemetery was held at 9:00 a.m. Huh?? Huh?? on Monday, May 31. National Guard officer, Don Lane was the speaker +. Saw Lyle and Betty Roovartt , Beth and Zane Hamilton and Nancy Hargis Recently many Alumni Banquets were held including North Mahaska’s and her daughter who lives two houses south of me. Justin Sanders. and delivered appropriate words making us aware that there are people in at the High School. Hear tell that 100+ attended. Larry Brand from Missouri Cecily Unruh has been working at the old jail house with members of the the world who mean to do us harm and we are fortunate that we have young came and stayed with sister, Reva here in the Village. He celebrated his 50th genealogical society. On Thursday I made the meeting and Cecily Unruh men and women who are willing to serve our country to help protect our reunion, along with Jim McGriff, etc. gave a talk on the Country school’s of Union Township. President is Sue freedom. Sammie Lee Schmidt and Kalvin Schmidt provided special mu- Jerry and Linda Fawcett motored to Fort Dodge to attend both their class Eichorn. sic by singing patriotic songs, The Green Beret. Freedom with Liberty and reunions. They enjoyed the week and visiting with classmates. Linda’s 50th Verlan Vos substituted for the Sunday paper around Searsboro for a co- God Bless the USA. The crowd sang, My Country tis of Thee, America the reunion was honored. worker. beautiful and God Bless America. Some of those helping with this event Smile Time- If you choose one characteristic that would get you through Martha and Amy Vos visited with Rachel Perez in the hospital on the were John C. Roose, Reverend Gorter and Pam Vander Linden. Cinnamon life- please, a sense of humor. He who laughs frightens away his problems. 27th. rolls, coffee and juice were provided after the service. We visited with many You’re an old timer if you can remember when movies were rated how good Alumni Banquet was memorial weekend. Dan and Irene Fisk attended. people including Vera Franje, Barb Vande Voort, John and Marcia Van Gorp, they were, not on who was allowed to see them. Don’t pray for rain if you’re Ben and Harriet Fisk were in Omaha to attend a 50th. Wedding anniversary Marion and Marilyn Vander Linden, Marge Fynaardt, Don Vander Molen, going to complain about the mud!!! for a cousin of Ben’s. Leo and Leland Fynaardt and wives, Terry and Cindy Blom, Pete Jochems, Come to New Sharon and enjoy Spring Festival on June 10-11-12. Remember Members of the Margaretta Hartmann and Charles F. Hasley and Brenda (Vander Molen). B.C.N.U. On Saturday, May 29, Sammie Lee and Kalvin entertained people at families that July 4th. Is a pot luck noon meeting in Malcom Iowa, Host is John Hasley of Malcom. Hope to see you there. the Pioneer Days at the Marion County Historical Village in Knoxville. They sang at 11:00 a.m. in the Valley Chapel, a little restored Church on the Thanks for reading! Keep cool, keep safe and see you in the funny papers. MOVING SALE Happy 50th Wedding Anniversary Arlyn & Cora Arlyn Still & Cora Mae Rupe were married June 12, Sat. JUNE 12th 1960 at the First Baptist Church in Ottumwa at 2:00 Barnes City Figure 8 Races P.M. Arlyn is a retired band instructor in which he Sunday, June 19, 2008 at 7:15 pm 8a.m. to NOON spent 12 years teaching at the North Mahaska High Entry fee: $20.00 Registration 5:30 to 6:45 pm Anna Mae Williams School. Arlyn & Corky are celebrating their 50th ADMISSION: Adults: $8.00, Children under 12: $3.00 & Pre-school: Free 209 N. Monroe, New Sharon wedding anniversary on June 26, 2010 at the Comfort Mahaska & Tama County Race Night: Residents of these counties will get Inn located in Colfax, Iowa at 2:00 P.M. A lasagna meal will be served around 4:00 P.M. For dinner res- into the race for $5.00 with current photo ID Beverages and lunch served on grounds NO COOLERS PLEASE! Diana Willemsen, Owner Lots of appliances, ervations, please call Pat DeWitt by June 21, 2010 at Sponsored by: Barnes City Betterment Club, Longhorn Saloon 641-673-5747 or 641-660-0138. No gifts, please. If 201 S. Main, New Sharon tools, housewares you can not attend but would like to send your congrats, please mail cards & Budweiser to: Arlyn & Corky Still, 2600 Adventureland Drive, Altoona, Iowa 50009 641-637-4521 or 641-660-4472 & much much more! Page 4 • Thursday, June 10, 2010 • New Sharon Sun NORTH MAHASKA NOTES New Sharon Locals BROUGHT TO YOU EACH WEEK BY: by Barb Northcutt Greenfield to view the Freedom Rock. Friday, Helen James and her brother, Bob McCulley, Brooklyn, decorated Don and Hazel Hite attended the wedding of his great-granddaughter, graves at Sixteen Cemetery and enjoyed a picnic lunch in What Cheer. Whitney Rush to Brian Van Utrecht on Saturday afternoon at the Central Carrol and Carolyn Bandstra had Sunday dinner with Scott and Caryn Reformed Church in Oskaloosa and the reception at Bradbury Hall. Rempe at Pella. Others present were Calvin Bandstra, and Jerry and Marlene 641-637-4035 *800-872-2335 Congratulations to Earl Schock who gave blood on May 26 and attained Rempe. They also celebrated Scott’s birthday and Carrol and Carolyn’s an- New Sharon *www.plbco.com the 5 gallon donor mark, which is 40 units. 120 lives he has touched. niversary. Duane and Carol Renaud and Lareta Sanders spent Friday overnight in A card party was held at Praire Knolls on Sunday evening with a pot “. . .Building Your Dream” Des Moines helping Arin, Alyssa, Essence, Alexis, Ella, and Adley move from there to rural Ankeny. luck. On Monday, Bob McCulley, Brooklyn, Jean Williams, Barnes City, Bob and Joan Braaksma were at the Country Music Festival at the Union- and Helen James visited Don and ELaine McCulley at Brooklyn Nursing ville, MO. from Wednesday until Sunday. New Sharon Meal Site A High School graduation reception was held from Shane Schultz on Sun- Home. Carrol and Carolyn Bandstra attending the North Mahaska ALumni Ban- day afternoon at the City Park building. quet. Retired teachers, Sherrill Strobel, Olganida Gruber, Francine Chamra, Senior Meal Site Phone# 641-637-4550 Barry and Elaine Dicks of Muscatine were Monday morning callers of Dale Renaud, Ken Rensink, Mark Howe, and Vance Alexander were hon- For Meal reservations, please call the meal sitethe day before. Thank you! Lareta Sanders. In the afternoon, Lareta made cards at Jennifer Henry’s, ored. This meal is offered on a contribution basis for persons 60 years of age and Barnes City. Helen Hargis had Sunday lunch with Jim and Nancy Hargis and then at- over and their spouse of any age. Skim milk or non-fat milk is used in all Tim and Amber Van Hamme, Annah and Austin, Victor, hosted a party for tended the Memorial Service at Union Mills. recipes. Hot cocoa mix, skim milk, 2% milk, whole wheat bread/muffins, their daughter, Alyssa’s, 8th birthday and had dinner at Carnsforth. Charlott and whole grain bread/muffins, and margarine are offered with all meals. Pierce, Deep River, and Barb Northcutt were among those attending. If at first you don’t succeed, give it to a kid. A first grade teacher reportedly This menu provides a general balanced diet that meets the RDA’s/RIA’s for Bob and Mary Curry, Oskaloosa, Anson, K.C., Duece, and Aiden Walker, handed her class the first part of a well known proverbs and asked them to adults. In addition, frozen, or shelf stable meals can be provided for eve- Barnes City, Jason, Melissa, and Braydden Wehrle, and Nicole Robinson, fill in the rest. The result- some of the new ones make more sense than the nings, weekends, and holidays for the same suggested contribution as stated Pella, and Keith Wehrle of Lynnville had Sunday dinner with Don and Hazel original versions. above. Responsibility for compliance with any dietary restrictions rest with Hite. It’s always darkest before-----daylight savings time. the participant. Menus subject to change upon approval of Licensed Dieti- Marvin and Cynde Van Wyke of Marcus, Calif. arrived on Saturday at Don’t bite the hand that--------looks dirty. cian. Leonna Van WYk’s. They attended Christian Church services on Sunday You can’t teach an old dog new-----math. with Verlan and Rhonda Van Wyk, Aaron and Courtney Schock, Alivia and If you lie down with dogs, you’ll-----stink in the morning. uesday, June 15: Baked Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Spinach, Manda- Nolan, also Doug and Cindy Van Wyk of Pella. All went to Oskaloosa to A penny saved is-----not much. rin Oranges, Apple Cinnamon Bar Family Restaurant for dinner. Laugh and the world laughs with you; cry and---you have to blow your Wednesday, June 16: Meat Loaf, Macaroni Salad, Broccoli, Fresh Fruit, Gin- Several reported having attended the North Mahaska Alumni Banquet. nose. gerbread, Whipped Topping Verlan and Marjean Uitermarkt joined other family members at Shirley Children should be seen and not-----grounded. Friday, June 18: Country Fried Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Brussel Uitermarkt on Sunday for lunch. When the blind leadeth the blind-------get out of the way. Sprout/Cheese, Bran Raising Muffin, Banana Peach Cup Beth Otto, Noblesville, Ind., returned home on Monday after spending a Tuesday, June 22: Beef Luncheon Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Broccoli, week with her dad, Ted VerSteegh. “Running on Empty” Organic Apricot Gel Salad Wade Enderes, Colorado, Mike and Jody Phillips, Clayton and Taylor, Manning a speed trap one day, I stopped a young woman and told her Wednesday, June 23: Glazed Ham Ball, Scalloped Potatoes, Cauliflower, New London, Justin Enderes and Cindy Enderes, Curt and Sarah Goehsch, she was going 15 mph over the speed limit. “Yes, I know,” she hurriedly Muffin, Peach, Strawberry, Banana Medley Boone, attended a wedding in Milwaukee, WS. explained, ‘but I’m very low on gas and I’m trying to get to the next station Friday, June 25: BBQ Pork, Wheat Hamburger Bun, Baby Red Potatoes, Don and Verna Bolibaugh, Oskaloosa, were Monday visitors of Grace before I run out.” Then, overheard in a garage, First Woman: “I expect they’ll Tomato Cucumber Salad, Pudding with Fruit MAson. be raising gas prices again.” Second Woman: “Won’t affect me, I always put Tuesday, June 29: Roast Turkey, Swiss Cheese Slice, Wheat Hamburger John and Tricia Knoot, Aysha, and Kai of Ames were guests of Les and in $20 worth.” Bun, Potato Salad, Tomato Slices, Cantaloupe Mary VerSteegh and they celebrated Aysha’s 5th birthday on monday. They Wednesday, June 30: Beef and Noodles, Mashed Potatoes, Brussel Sprouts/ also visited Dick and Carolyn Ladd. “No Bake Cookies” Cheese, Banana Marvin and Cynde Van Wyk and Leonna Van Wyk left on Monday for 2 cups sugar 1 4 oz. chocolate or butterscotch pudding Ohio to attend a grandson’s graduation. (instant) Donna Johnson was a Sunday supper guest of her son, Tony Howard and 3/4 cup butter 3 1/2 cups oatmeal OPEN HOUSE FOR RUTH HAMMERSTROM family at Oskaloosa. Others present were Jeff and Chad Howard and their 2/3 cup evaporated milk at families, also a nephew, David Melcher and his family of Omaha, Nebras- Combine sugar, butter, and milk. Bring to rolling boil, stirring often. US BANK-NEW SHARON ka. Add oatmeal and dry pudding. Mix well. Cool for 15 minutes. Drop by table- On Monday, Marcia Pothoven, Carrol and Carolyn Bandstra went to spoons; yields 5 dozen. Monday Tales of the Ancient Sportsman June 14th 9-4:30 By Burdell Hensley We spent a wonderful Memorial Day weekend at our time share in Bran- over 100,000 miles last week. He is still doing well, but he has developed some orange acne around his tailgate and his shock absorbers are not so good son. We were joined by Rick and Lavonda and the five grandkids from Okla- either. homa, my sister and her granddaughter and my niece and her family. It was I lost another good friend while I was away. I was saddened by the passing so good to just kick back and enjoy the family. I can assure you that being of Ivan Hankins. Ivan was an icon in area girl’s sports and was well know by in a small area with those kids is like being in a fox hole. Their enthusiasm those of us who coached or covered girl’s athletics. Ivan coached at Moravia, causes me to just turn off my hearing aids least they explode. Twin Cedars and Oskaloosa and always had competitive teams. Ivan had a Ruth & Glen have moved to Carlisle. Ruth is transferring We all went to the musical “Noah” and it was fabulous. Then we took in story for every situation and he always made his kids feel special. whatever shows we wanted to see. The Ancient-ess and I along with my Let’s take a look back at our yesterdays. to US Bank in West Des Moines. sister went to the Baldknobbers show which is always good. I was greatly 75 years ago: June 4, 1935- The Beach Wonders slipped past Cedar 7-6 at Please join us in wishing her well. surprised to find a beautiful young lady from Pella singing with the group. Hoyt’s beach. Red Durham pitched the win and Miller smacked four hits to Megan McCombs is a 2004 graduate of Pella High and she does some solo lead the Wonders. June 10- Jack Gordon’s two out triple in the bottom of the work as well as duets, trios and backup singing. She does a great job, so if ninth gave the Beach Wonders a 5-3 win over Eddyville. Buster Patrick had you go to Branson be sure and catch Megan on stage. three hits for the Wonders You can only imagine how tough it was to be on that low everything diet 50 years ago: June 1, 1960- The first Oskaloosa High School Baseball team in Branson. I did quite well and was hungry all the time. I ate lots of fruit, opened the season with a 9-7 win over the Cedar Connie Mack team. Rex vegetables and salads. We had one meal at Lamberts and I had a four veg- Blom and Don Swim shared the pitching duties for the winners and Russ etable place. I did sneak one hot roll that they threw to me and put some Richards bashed a home run. Dan Arganbright clubbed a home run and Den- sorghum molasses on it. I had another meal at Ruby Tuesday’s and for this nis Ireland added a double and two singles for Cedar. June 9- Butch Kunkle one I choose Louisiana shrimp with succotash and sugar peas. The shrimp fired a two-hit shutout as What Cheer South blanked Sigourney 4-0. Kunkle was great and didn’t even taste like oil. The succotash was suffering and the and Larry Smith singled for the only What Cheer hits. peas were OK, but it was really hard to shell those peas after they have been 25 years ago: June 5, 1985- Leigh Ann Stringfellow slapped three singles cooked. and Lori Moore added a double and two singles to lead Tri-County to a 12-2 On Tuesday it was back to the rat race. I thought I was winning, but then I win over Hedrick. Sheila Stanley pitched the win for T-C. June 6- Justin discovered faster rats. Tuesday night I was in New Sharon for North Mahas- Zook, Stacy Ruby and Tom Robinson smashed home runs to lead Fremont ka baseball, but lightning finished that after two innings. Wednesday night I past Tri-County 12-2. had a softball doubleheader in Oskaloosa and Thursday night it was softball Have a great week and remember that you are getting old when it takes at Tri-County. The game was decided early as the Trojans routed Montezuma longer to rest than it does to get tired. 12-0. While at Tri-County I was pleased to see a new playing surface for the baseball field. The grass infield looks great and has long been needed. Base- Free Family Fun Night Scheduled ball was not meant to be played on gravel. I’m sure the Trojan baseball team “FREE FAMILY FUN NIGHT” at the 122nd annual Keokuk County Fair will love playing on that field. in What Cheer is Friday, July 9. Friday night we caught Chris and Alec’s game in Ottumwa and then hustled It will start early with a Checkers Tournament in Thomas Hall at 2 pm. back to Osky for the Fremont class of 1960 50 year reunion at Dr. Salami’s . There will be 3 age brackets. There is no entry fee and prizes will be award- I have no connection with that class other than I have enjoyed writing about ed. Dixie Shipley will be in charge of the tournament. From 3 pm - 4 pm their exploits on the sports scene. Keith Dinsmore invited me to come and there will be free carnival rides courtesy of D & B Amusements and the Fair meet some of the folks that I have written about. Board. At 4 pm the action will move to the Horseshoe Pavilion for free kids’ I must commend Keith and his class for putting on a fun event. They in- games coordinated by Heather Bombei. vited other Fremont classes as well and the Cedar class of 60. It was good After the kids’ games the activities move to the Grandstand where Joanie to see old friends Larry Milledge and Bill Anderson there. To say that they Baker will be doing face painting from 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm. At 5 pm the 2010 packed the room out would be an understatement. What was perceived to be Keokuk County Fair Queen will be crowned. At 5:15 pm the annual Baby a group of 30 or so ballooned to 80 or better and from my perspective they Pageant sponsored by Delta Grocery & the Fair Board will be held. Fol- were having a ball. lowing the Baby Pageant, there will an Animal Scramble & Coin Search for This coming Wednesday could be a stressful day. I turn the big 7-0 and I children 11 & under. Next on the slate of activities is the Hawkeye Tractor really don’t know how I got here so soon. I used to think that 70 was really Pedal Pull for children 4 - 11. old, but my view of that has changed a bit. I don’t feel old and my motor is From 7 pm - 9 pm Bingo will be played in Thomas Hall with a $100 still running full speed. Although I must admit there are some days where it jackpot game. The Floral Hall will be open for viewing of all of the ribbon sputters a little bit and the shock absorbers aren’t what they used to be. So I winning entries. D & B Amusements will be on the Midway. Free parking is guess I have to accept the fact that I am a genuine senior citizen. west of the midway. Speaking of senior citizens, Red Ranger has joined the group. 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