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                                                                                  New Sharon Sun
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     Volume 8, Number 6                                PO Box 502, New Sharon, IA 50207 • * 641-637-4031                                                                                     75¢ Single Copy
                                                                   Color for the Sun in thanks to SCE & McGriff’s of New Sharon!
                                                                                  Where in
                                                                                  the world is
                                                                                  Bunker Hill ?
                                                                                  Meet new Bunker Hill
                                                                                  news writer for the
                                                                                  Sun: Mary Jo Watson

NM All State Award Winners
 All State Award Winners for North Mahaska Football: L-R:
 Dylan Boyle: Academic All State, Senior, Parents: Mike and Barb
 Eric Hehli: Academic All State, Senior, Parents: Tom and Sharon
 Johnnie Sims: 2nd Team DM Register, 2nd Team INA, Shrine Bowl
Participant, Parents: Connie Breuklander and John Sims                                                                      Front Row: L-R: Kate Ray, Haley Johnston, Acacia LaRue, McKenzie Lenz, Megan Watts.
 Blake Lanphier: 2nd Team All State, Junior, Parents: Alan Lanphier                                                         Middle Row: Assistant Coach Huffman, Hayley Spoelstra, Mallory Boyle, Haley LaRue, Amy Witt, Head
and Jodi Pollpeter                                                                                                          Coach LE Moore.
                                                                                                                            Back Row: Tara Smith, Hannah Ferguson, Abby Agan, Makayla Ihde, Jenna Lacey.

                                                                                    A note from Mary Jo:
                                                                                    “Bunker Hill is three or so miles
                                                                                                                            North Mahaska Girls Win SICL Conference
                                                                                  East of Searsboro on 60th. Street,
                                                                                  North.                                    Head into Tournament play with a 21-0 Record
                                                                                      It sat on the corner of what now       Date: 2/5/10              North Mahaska 54            HLV 11
                                                                                  is the Alberta Davis farm across the
                                                                                  road on the corner. I had Hasley rela-       The North Mahaska Warhawks finished strong in their final SICL conference game against HLV on Parents Night
                                                                                  tives who attended the school. There      with a good crowd in attendance. Nine players scored and the stats were balanced across the board and the girls
                                                                                  was a Bunker Hill Booster Club            exhibited great teamwork. It was a good way to end the regular season after a grueling four games in five days that
                                                                                  formed when a cousin of my grand-         started on Friday, February 1 with Keota followed by Montezuma, Belle Plaine and English Valleys. The games
                                                                                  father Hasley, house burned and           included everything from come from behind wins to overtime on the road at Belle Plaine, but the girls finished strong
                                                                                  they had six daughters. I, my sister,     showing great team balance and finished the regular season with a record of 21-0.
                                                                                  mother and many relatives belonged          Coach Moore states, “I am extremely proud of the Warhawk girls as we just kept getting it done and finding ways
                                                                                  to said Club for years. We disbanded      to finish. Our style of play all year has fit this team. They are still young as a team but are fun to watch. We take
                                                                                  the club a few years back due to lack     pride in our defense, the girls trust each other and that is a key factor with their confidence during games.”
                                                                                  of interest and working women and           The Warhawks second season starts on Thursday, February 11 when they host Tri-County for the start of tourna-
                                                                                  the youngest member was almost 65         ment play. Coach Moore stated “We plan to focus on the job at hand and take each game as it comes as we travel
                                                                                  at the time. Of course I graduated        along the journey before us.” Good luck Lady Warhawks.
Pictured: High School Spanish teacher, Lindsay Miller, (L) and sev-               from Searsboro High School in 1955
eral NM Spanish students who have started their fundraising for their             and so did my father and family. We          Stats:
upcoming Spanish Club trip to be taken in August of 2011. The high                used to play New Sharon in bas-            Acacia LaRue: 20 Pts, 7 Rebounds, 3 Steals
                                                                                  ketball in the league because of Ed        Hannah Ferguson: 7 Pts, 3 Rebounds, 2 Assists
NM Students host after school
school students will be traveling to Merida, Mexico.
                                                                                  Criss who was the coach. He lived in       Tara Smith: 6 Pts, 4 Rebounds, 2 Steals, 2 Assists
                                                                                  New Sharon.
                                                                                    Edna Dawley was a sister to my
Spanish program
                                                                                                                             More photos pn Page 8!
                                                                                  Dad and June Williams is the only

                                                                                                                                                           Mystery Photo
                                                                                  living sibling left. She lives in New
  The North Mahaska Spanish students under the supervision of Spanish             Sharon and is 85 years old.
teacher, Lindsay Miller, will be offering Spanish classes to NM elementary            We live in an area which was
students in grades Kindergarten through sixth grade. The participants will        called Slabtown, and Forest Home
attend four sessions taught by high school students who are in their second          is just over the next road where the
and third year of Spanish. “Sixteen topics will be presented in an entertaining   Wickhams lives. “
and educational manner”, expressed teacher Lindsay Miller.                          Check out her Bunker Hill col-
  Students will be divided into small groups according to their respective        umn on Page 3!
grade levels. Classes will be held at the school from 3:15 until 4:30 on Tues-
day, February 23 through Friday, February 26. The elementary students
should come to the high school cafeteria immediately after school on those
days. Students then may be picked up after each day at 4:30 at the high
school front entrance. Miller also stated , “ Don’t miss out in the excellent     Gardeners
                                                                                  Speaker Series
opportunity to learn a bit of Spanish while your children’s mind is most able
to master it!”
  For more information on fees or questions contact Lindsay Miller at the
North Mahaska School at 641-637-4187 or by e-mail at millerl@n-mahaska.                                                                         To Be Held
                                                                                     A Speaker Series will be hosted
                                                                                  by the Mahaska County Master Gar-
                                                                                  deners Thursday evenings in March.
                                                                                  These meetings will be held at the
                                                                                  Mahaska County Extension Office
                                                                                  Auditorium at 7 pm.
                                                                                     The Master Gardeners will have a
                                                                                  food drive for the Ecumenical Cup-
                                                                                  board at each session. The Speaker
                                                                                  Series is free and the public is en-
                                                                                  couraged to attend. Speakers and
                                                                                  topics for the Speaker Series are:
                                                                                     March 4–      Peonies with Lucas
                                                                                  Hudson, Hollingsworth Nursery
                                                                                     March 11 – Railroad Gardening            This was submitted by Judy (Dankert) Bos-Parsons a subscriber in Colorado Springs. She found us on Facebook
                                                                                  with Joe Hall                             and noticed we wanted to get the Mystery Photo going in the newspaper in order to identify the unknown folks in
                                                                                     March 18 –Growing Giant Veg-           the photo of New Sharon way back when. She has no idea who these two people are nor where in New Sharon spe-
                                                                                  etables with Marty Schnicker              cifically it was taken...would love to know any details about it. It was included with photos from the TANDY and
                                                                                     March 25–Children’s Garden with        BRINEY families, my grandparents.
                                                                                  Jane Hogue, Prairie Peddler                 She added: My Aunt and Uncle Al and Sadie MC GRIFF had a farm in Barnes City, which my grandparents, John
North Mahaska Students                                                                    Attendees are encouraged to       and Martha DANKERT previously owned, then retired to New Sharon. As a small child, I lived in New Sharon on
                                                                                                                            Market Street from 1943-1950 and also in the Parsonage for the Presbyterian Church. All of my relation were from

Jump Rope for Heart
                                                                                  come early and “Ask a Master Gar-
                                                                                  dener” their gardening questions          New Sharon region, but are now deceased. If you can be of any help, I would appreciate it.!
                                                                                  6-6:30 pm prior to each speaker ses-        If you know anything about this photo, email or join us on Facebook! We would love to know the Mystery Photo.

   North Mahaska elementary students completed their January jump rope
                                                                                     More information can be found at                                               Volunteer Training: Iowa Hospice
                                                                                                                                                                    To Hold Volunteer Training
unit by participating in the Jump Rope for Heart program. Each class tried to     the Mahaska County Extension Of-
receive $100.00 in donations, and most surpassed their goal. The classes that     fice; 212 North I Street; Oskaloosa            Happy Valentine’s
did attain their $100.00 goal or better, will receive an extra p.e. class. Two
classes collected over $600.00 and will receive the extra p.e. class time and
                                                                                  Phone 641-673-5841; and www.
                                                                                                                                    from the SUN!
                                                                                                                                                                       (Oskaloosa, IA) – Iowa Hospice will be holding volunteer trainings on
treats. Steve Harkema, of Precision Foods, has donated ice cream for these        garden.htm.                                                                       February 17th, 23rd, 24th and 25th from 5pm-9pm at their Oskaloosa lo-
students. Our community contains many Heart Heroes!                                                                                                                 cation. Iowa Hospice volunteers are compassionate people who generally

Grinnell Chapter of NSDAR
                                                                                                                                                                    donate their time, effort, and talent as part of a team effort to provide a more
                                                                                                                                                                    humane system of care for dying patients and their families. Current Iowa
                                                                                                                                                                    Hospice volunteers find it personally gratifying, intellectually stimulating,

to Hold Meeting
                                                                                                                                                                    and emotionally meaningful to help people at a critical time in their lives.
                                                                                                   North Mashaska Notes . . Page 4                                  There are several ways volunteers make a difference including patient care,
                                                                                                                                                                    bereavement support, and office/staff support. Volunteer activities are flex-
  The Grinnell Chapter NSDAR (Named in honor of J.B. Grinnell) will                             Parson to Person & Obituary . . Page 5                              ible and involvement can be altered to fit the volunteer’s schedule. We en-
meet Saturday, February 13, 2010, at 9 A.M., at the Community Reformed                                   Legals . . . Page 6-7                                      courage you to join us and learn more about volunteering and the opportuni-
Church, 2303 S. 3rd Ave. E., Newton, IA.                                                                                                                            ties available at Iowa Hospice.
  The program, “Letters to President Abraham Lincoln”, will be presented                                  Opinion . . Page 7                                           Iowa Hospice services the following counties out of their Oskaloosa of-
by Larry Hurto.                                                                                   Parents Night & Sports . . . Page 8                               fice: Mahaska, Marion, Keokuk, Washington, Monroe, Wapello, Jefferson,
   Pat Beckham and Betty Carr will serve as Hostesses.                                          Remember: We still need FFA Sponsors                                Appanoose and Davis counties. For more information, visit www.iowa-hos-
  If there are any questions about DAR Membership, please call Pat at                                                                                     , call (800) HOSPICE, or contact Iowa Hospice locally at 641-676-
(641)236-5464 for information, or be a Guest at our February meeting.                                  for National FFA Week!                                       1799.
Page 2 • Thursday, February 11, 2010 • New Sharon Sun

 Lacey Community News                                                                                Barnes City-Gibson-
                                                                                                       Hawthorn News                                                             This month we honor the memory of two of our notable Presidents:
   You have all been warned about this from last week’s New Sharon Sun,
but for those of you who have forgotten or missed the newsflash, this week’s                                                                                                Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. Presidents’ Day will be observed
“Lacey Community News” is being written by Jackson, and Tom. Actually,                   By Mollie Loving                                                                   next week Monday, the 15th.
Jackson is doing the writing, and Dad (Tom) is sitting back giving input. I’m                                                                                                    What a different world from ours is the one in which Lincoln grew up. I
thinking Dad would not be the best to have done something on a computer,                    Andrea and I went sledding west of our house last Sunday afternoon. I           found his family history interesting and am choosing to select portions of it
and the first question that would be asked is “Jackson how do I turn this thing          thought the falling snow was very pretty. The world around us seemed so            from an old set of encyclopedias I still have on my shelf – the World Book
on?” At the same time, I’m trying to figure out who I’m going to find to                 quiet and peaceful as the snow gently fell to the ground.                          copyrighted in 1956!
proofread this since Mom is taking the week off for her birthday. Back in the               Melinda Calvert and Brooke Lindenman have been named to the Univer-                  In most of our minds Lincoln is remembered as born in 1809 and dying
day (wanted to say that to sound like I know what I am talking about), and               sity of Northern Iowa Dean’s List for the fall 2009 semester.                      at the hands of an assassin on April 15, 1865. He had served as our 16th
when I would wait until the last minute, Mom would proofread my school                      Last Friday evening was Parent’s Night at the basketball games held at          President from 1861 till his death. But where were his family roots? It
papers before I would give them to the one and only KR. The key to that is               North Mahaska. Included in those honored were Aaron Lindenman and par-             seems little is known about the family of his mother, Nancy Hanks Lincoln;
when I would wait until the last minute to write my papers, I’d do that, but             ents, Rusty and Val Lindenman, and Josh Hammen and parents, Todd and               we know more about the “roots” of his father, Thomas Lincoln.
since this is being written on Sunday, and the article needs to be turned in on          Jennifer Hammen, from Barnes City.                                                      It was in 1637 that a young weaver named Samuel Lincoln emigrated
Sunday, the option of trying to maybe have KR proofread is completely out                  Congratulations to the NM girl’s basketball team for their undefeated sea-       from Hingham, England, to Hingham, Massachusetts. (Evidently that colony
the door. In all honesty, I think it would have been easier for me to contact            son and for winning the South Iowa Cedar League. Good luck in post season          had chosen to bring the name of their England town with them!) Putting
the local Uppercase Living Senior Demonstrator, Theresa Hol, to get Mom                  play!                                                                              those times into perspective, we must realize that it had been only seventeen
a birthday gift other than to write the local news. In case you are wondering,              On Jan. 31 we took my dad to the Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids.          years after the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock that Samuel arrived; he
Theresa has helped me before with a great anniversary gift for Mom and Dad               Dad was flying Allegiant to Mesa, Arizona to spend the week with his sis-          married shortly thereafter and that marriage established President Lincoln’s
and some great Christmas gifts for my Mom, and both Grandmas.                            ter, Saralee. My dad is not a big traveler. The last time, and only time, he       ancestors in the new country. Massachusetts’ history indicates that the fami-
   The big news of the week, or the biggest that we have heard, is that the              had flown was when he returned home after his honorable discharge from             lies of several of Samuel’s children played important and honorable roles in
one and only Verlan Uitermarkt is carrying around the biggest club he can                the army in 1955. Also in Mesa enjoying the beautiful weather were dad’s           that state’s history.
find on his left hand. Hugh Faulkner, you might even have to help Verlan eat             brother, George, and wife, Joy, brother, Noel, and wife, Barbara, and sister,           Mordecai was the name of one of Samuel’s children and his descendants
his Sunday morning breakfast, because this club will not be removed very                 Marilee, and husband, Don. It was a family reunion. We picked dad up at            moved south and west to New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. One of
soon. Allow me to explain what this big club is. Verlan had surgery on his               the airport last Saturday after his journey home. During the drive back to         those descendants was a great-great-grandson named Abraham, who was
left wrist to lesson some major pain, and as a result, he has one of the thickest        South English he was full of stories about his trip. He had a nice time, enjoy-    living in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia at the time of the Revolution-
casts these two reporters have seen… aka, his club. Not to go unnoticed is               ing the sights of Arizona and visiting with all of his siblings.                   ary War. In 1780, this Abraham Lincoln, who was to be the grandfather of
the fact that Verlan has a talent in weather forecasting that no weather man                On Sunday the New Orleans Saints defeated the Indianapolis Colts 31-17          the future President, sold his farm. Two years later he took his wife and five
on TV could ever dream of having. Verlan has made every appointment at                   in Super Bowl XLIV. It was an exciting game! This is the first champion-           small children and started over the long trail to the wilderness of Kentucky.
the doctor for prepping for his surgery and his surgery, on the date of a winter         ship for New Orleans in any professional sport. I didn’t think there too many      There, in 1786, he was shot and killed by an Indian. It was his son, Thomas,
storm. Verlan’s follow up appointment at the doctor is scheduled for Feb. 15.            interesting commercials this year. But my favorites were for the Audi green        who fathered our 16th President. Later the President described his father as
Therefore, we predict that a winter storm will occur on Feb. 15.                         car and the Volkswagen punch ad.                                                   having been “a wandering laboring-boy who grew up literally without edu-
   A big ”Thank You” to Barry and Blair DeJong. This is because they have                  Remember that the recycle bin comes to town on Feb. 10 and will be here          cation.” During most of his boyhood and youth Thomas worked as a frontier
donated two hogs for the lunch to be served at the annual FFA Farm and                   for a week.                                                                        farm hand. But somehow he learned enough carpentry to work at times as a
Home Show. This event will take place on February 27, 2010. Along with                      The Feb. fire department meeting will be held on the 11th at 7:30 p.m. at       carpenter. He did not belong to the leading class in Kentucky, but he was a
local businesses displaying booths, a free lunch will be served. In fact, the            the fire station. Monthly training will be held on Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. at the fire   sober and hard-working man and respected by his neighbors.
entire day of activities is free to those who attend. Proceeds from the Farm             station.                                                                                In 1806, when he was 28 years old, Thomas married Nancy Hanks. She
and Home Show go to the North Mahaska FFA, and are used for scholarship                    The post office will be closed on President’s Day, Feb. 15.                      also had been born in Virginia. President Lincoln later described her as com-
money to the local FFA students. Like usual, Dad will be cooking the pork                  Have a good week.                                                                ing from an “undistinguished” family of humble, ordinary people. All that
burgers along with many other helpers. For you farm toy collectors, be sure                                                                                                 historians have been able to find out about her for certain is that she was a
to bid on the silent auction items that include many green and red tractors.                                                                                                daughter of Lucy Hanks.
   We saw the one and only Dennis VanGenderen this past weekend and had                                                                                                          For the first months of their marriage, Thomas and Nancy lived in Eliz-
to laugh. He was talking about how people do not plan for lots of snow
when they landscape. We replied, “but wait, were you the only one who
                                                                                                           Along the Trail                                                  abethtown, the county seat of Hardin County, Kentucky. Their first child,
                                                                                                                                                                            Sarah, was born there. In 1808 Thomas bought a farm on the South Fork of
planned for this much snow?” This was heard at the 50th surprise birthday
                                                                                                         Taintor-Granville-Lynnville                                        Nolin River; this was the birthplace of President Lincoln. The family lived
party for Jerome Fynaardt. I’ll let Mom write more about this party in next                                                                                                 there two more years before moving to Knob Creek, ten miles away, where
                                                                                             By Ada Kay Van Maanen                                                          they stayed until young Abraham was seven years old. He did the work that
week’s column. My Mom took notes when she attended the party, and now
                                                                                             Remember your special Valentine on February 14.                                a boy of his age could do and spent a little time in school.
everyone there has a week to wonder what these notes might say. Many of
                                                                                             Last Sunday, David and Garnet Gertsma attended the visitation for Myron             Though much has been made of the fact that Lincoln began his life in a
Jerome’s friends were at this party, including area Lacey residents like the
                                                                                         White at Grinnell. They then visited Ralph Fleener at Friendship Manor.            log cabin, this fact is often taken to mean that he rose from poverty to great-
Drosts, the VanGenderens, and the Terpstras.
                                                                                             Wilma Kaldenberg stayed at the home of Travis and Sarah Turnbull from          ness. But many families in central Kentucky lived in log cabins during the
   WARNING!!! This is to notify William C Schinkle to the fact that seen
                                                                                         Monday-Wednesday to help care for Treyton and Sayer while their sister             early 1800’s. The Lincolns, we believe, were as well off as most of their
in Verlan’s house… a box that just might be garden seeds for the 2010 crop
                                                                                         Stella was in the hospital. Wilma stated that Stella has returned home and         neighbors, and their children were probably well fed and well clothed for
year. From following last year’s local gardens, this reporter does not want
                                                                                         also Wilma’s sister, Tana Van Roekel returned home on Thursday from the            the times. (Probably, if our great grandchildren ever realize how some of
anyone to be behind the 8 ball.
                                                                                         hospital.                                                                          us octogenarians lived in Iowa during the depression of the 30’s, they may
   A shout-out to Mr. Fread who told me this past Friday night at the North
                                                                                             February anniversary wishes to Ralph and Ruby Van Wyk on the 10th and          conclude we lived in poverty, too!)
Mahaska basketball games… he reads the “Lacey Community News.” I’m
                                                                                         Roy and Dianne James on the 14th.                                                       During his years in Kentucky, Thomas had had trouble over his rights to
sure hoping the article this week lived up to what he was looking forward to
                                                                                             Mary and Jerry Van Severn of Bettendorf were Friday and Saturday visi-         his farms. So in 1816 he decided to move to Indiana. There a man could buy
reading. Mr. Fread was one of my math teachers at school, and he and his
                                                                                         tors of Raymond and Trudy Wehrle and Marvin and Ellen Wehrle.                      land directly from the government and be sure of ownership. Besides, Thom-
wife always have a smile on their face. In fact, I’ve noticed this from the
                                                                                             Dot Zylstra attended a wresting meet at SE Polk for grandson Camden            as Lincoln did not believe in slavery, and there was no slavery in Indiana.
classroom, to being on the same flight and seated by Mrs. Fread, (what are
                                                                                         on Saturday and then went to Altoona for Shy’s basketball game. Later she          So the little family hauled their possessions northward to the Ohio River
the odds of flying with and seating by a fellow New Sharoner on a return
                                                                                         went to Pella to join Denny to watch grandsons Noah and Sage at their wres-        and had them ferried across. Then they traveled through the thick forest to
flight to Des Moines), to seeing them at Kinnick Stadium…they are always
                                                                                         tling meet.                                                                        Spencer County in the southwestern part of the state. There Thomas Lincoln
                                                                                             The Van Maanen’s will meet again on March 14 at the City Hall.                 set about the task of changing 160 acres of forest land into a farm. (Ferrying
   By the way Mom, I’m more than willing to volunteer Jordan to write the
                                                                                             The Taintor Community Church will be preparing Love Baskets to share           across the Ohio reminds me of 1951 when Gilbert and I were ferried across
“Lacey Community News” column for Mother’s Day week.
                                                                                         with shut-ins and neighbors with delivery on February 14.                          the Ohio as we traveled from Ft. Benning to Iowa for his first furlough.)
   In conclusion, I want to thank everyone who provides news and article
                                                                                             The Taintor Community Church Youth group will be having a sledding                  Life was harder for the Lincoln family in their new location. They arrived
ideas to my Mom. In case you are wondering, at times nobody calls, and
                                                                                         party on Saturday, February 13 at 3:00 p.m. Fun for all with pizza and other       too late in the fall to build a tight cabin for the winter. All they could do was
that included this past week. However, if this column missed a week, many
                                                                                         refreshments at Mark and Mary Lou’s afterwards.                                    to set up what was called a “half-faced” cabin, built of logs and poles, with
readers would miss it. Anything from a baptism, to a local teenager getting
                                                                                             Sunday, February 14 the Taintor Community Church will have a Gideon            only three sides. On the fourth side was a blazing fire which had to be kept
his or her drivers license, to just about anything, is big news in a small com-
                                                                                         representative share about their work of worldwide scripture distribution.         burning night and day. The area could also be called a “wild region.” Many
munity, and as a result, makes the column what it is. This is true for not
                                                                                         An offering will be received for the purchasing of bibles. The Gideons cover       bears and wild animals lived in the woods, and the trees in the untouched
only the “Lacey Community News,” but for all the communities which are
                                                                                         their own administrative expenses so every dollar you give goes directly to        forest had to be cut so that a crop could be planted in the following spring.
represented in the New Sharon Sun.
                                                                                         the work of providing bibles.                                                      Abe was very young but large for his age and strong enough to handle an ax.
                                                                                             Dwight and Joyce Beyer picked up their daughter, Mallory, in Tulsa, OK         All that winter – and in fact as long as he lived in Indiana – he was seldom
  To finish as Mom would, In God’s Grip, Jackson and Tom Drost
                                                                                         and they and Emily and Matt VerMeer traveled to Dallas, TX for the gradu-          without his ax, which he afterwards called “that most useful instrument.”
                                                                                         ation of Emily. Where she received her Master’s Degree in Nursing at the           That’s where we’ll leave the Lincoln family this week. Adieu.
                                                                                         Walden University. Congratulations Emily! Emily is now working as an

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        Lower Grove News                                                                                                                                                 Country Girl’s Corner:
 By Rosemary Schmidt                                                                                                                                                  Family Life
      Our carwash story…we went to a new car wash to run our car through                                                                                                By Sheryl Carter
the automatic stall. Won’t tell you where it is, but it is kind of local. We had
not been there before so did not know the routine. A woman from the ma-                                                                                                  Several years ago I read the “Roses & Thistles” column in the Des Moines
chine started talking to us telling what buttons to push. Sammie accidentally                                                                                         Register. The last item stated, “A rose to Chuck Hurley, head of the Family
pushed the Spanish button. Gosh, we didn’t know what she was saying at                                                                                                Policy Center, for arguing the state should encourage more parents to stay
all. Finally she finished and we picked out the right button to push and we                                                                                           home rather than spend more money on pre-school programs. That’s a great
drove into the car wash. We both were laughing by that time while the soap                                                                                            idea. Encouraging parents to stay home includes everything from paying
was coming across the windshield. This push button society seems to me to                                                                                             working parents better wages to ensuring everyone has health care. Iowans
be a lot more work than ‘it used to be’.                                                                                                                              should now expect to see Hurley pushing for policies like those that really
    Maybe some of you remember this story, but we were talking about it the                                                                                           help families.”
other day at our HyVee breakfast and it is a true story that is funny every time      Alter your screen display settings part 2                                          Now maybe that was a backhanded compliment, but I thought the state-
you hear it. Glen Dunwoody was applying for the job at the school bus barn             Last week’s article covered how to access the display settings by right-       ment about more parents staying home with their kids rather than spending
in New Sharon many years ago. He wanted to know what his pay would be.             clicking anywhere on the desktop and then choosing Properties. You can             more money on pre-school programs an excellent idea. It got me thinking
They said that he would be paid ‘what he was worth.’ “Oh no”, he said, “I          also get to display settings by going to the control panel and choosing the        about how we did things when our kids were young.
can’t live on the small amount!” He was such a funny man and kept us in            display icon.                                                                         Primarily, my husband and I did not (and still do not) have goals of ex-
Lower Grove in ‘stitches’ most of the time.                                                                                                                           pensive or new homes, vehicles, or material possessions. We were content
     Do any of you play solitaire on the computer? It is so much easier than          Screen Saver                                                                    with renting homes until eight years into our marriage when we bought our
dealing the cards and is a lot of fun. I like to play it to relax and get my          Here you can choose a Screen saver which will appear when your com-             first house. We still live here. We drive an older car, some would say, really
mind off of work. The other day I won and obtained a score of 8427 in 90           puter has been idle for a specified amount of time.                                old, but hey, it still works. (we have since upgraded) My husband has always
seconds. Must have been one of my ‘sharper’ days. I don’t play many of the            These can help protect the image quality of the monitor if you regularly        been the main breadwinner in our family. After our kids were older I did help
other games except maybe ‘pinball’ once in a while. There are many games           leave your PC for more than a few minutes. You can choose not to use a             out with some part-time jobs, but when they were small, I stayed home with
to play, but then the housework does not get finished!!!!                          Screen saver if you find it annoying or if it interferes with other tasks.         them.
       We have been pleased to hear that many of the churches in Pella are            If you select a Screen saver from the list you can see a preview and also          The biggest part of this whole thing is, I never got over the fact that God
packing meals for the Haiti people. The situation there is still terrible and      set the idle time before it will start, and whether a password is required to      actually allowed me to have children. I felt so blessed. To actually have a
when you think of people starving and in need of just the necessities of life,     use the PC when returning to the desktop - useful for privacy in an office or      husband and a home with these kids were the earthly joys of my life. Grant-
it seems almost unreal. It makes you wonder how our government would               public environment.                                                                ed, we did not have a lot of money to pass around during those years, but I
handle a catastrophic earthquake in our United States. Organization is such           You can also change the Power settings of your monitor here, including          was positive my role as a mother meant being home to raise them. I could not
an important part of getting help there and applying it to the needs.              how long it should stay switched on if the PC is idle.                             accept the idea of having children and then letting someone else take care of
    Neighbor, Susan Anderson called and said Rodney and her have become                                                                                               them. I deeply believed that was my job. I couldn’t look at those sweet little
the grandparents of twins named Olivia and Derek. They are the children of           Appearance                                                                       faces and let them go out of my sight day after day into somebody’s else’s
Brian and Kelli Anderson. Aren’t grandparents just the bubbliest, happiest                                                                                            care.
people when they are fortunate to have grandchildren. One cannot explain              Under this section you can change the style and colors of your Windows             I read an interesting story in “The Reader’s Digest” several years ago: A
it, until it happens to you.                                                       and buttons, and the size of your fonts.Click on the drop-down arrow buttons       mother had a good job and also several small children at home. She conduct-
     I called my Aunt Evelynn (Bill) Carter in Oskaloosa last week and spent       to choose different settings, which will be previewed for you in the picture       ed an exhaustive search for just the right person to take care of her little ones.
almost an hour talking to her (we never did have trouble finding something         above the options.                                                                 She even wrote up a list of all the requirements she expected. One day, after
to talk about). Bill was my mother’s brother. As a young couple, they used            The Font size option is useful if you find text too small to read - set to      another fruitless search and still having found no one to fill the bill, she con-
to live in a little house in Lower Grove located where the new berm home of        Large Fonts or Extra Large Fonts as required. Click on Advanced to choose          templated her list. Amazingly, she realized that she met all of those require-
Mildred (Earl) Boyd is now located. Evelynn told me all about her new dog          size and color settings for individual screen items such as windows, borders,      ments! After quitting her job to stay home and take care of her own kids, she
and how much company he is for her. She is still living in her own home,           icons and menus.                                                                   reported she was very happy doing just that, and so were her children.
does her own work and enjoys watching TV. We discussed old times and                                                                                                     I sincerely realize not everyone has that option. Some mothers have to go
how at one time we both used to do bookkeeping for a living.                         For all your computer, training and web needs, please email me at mi-            it alone and need to be commended for their determination in the midst of
    Joan Schippers called from Rogers, Arkansas and said they were expect- or call me on my cell at 641-660-5781.                  adversity. Some parents struggle greatly to eke out enough from low-paying
ing an ice storm. Their weather has not been wonderful either this year. She                                                                                          jobs to pay the rent, provide groceries and clothing, and medical care. It can
had been fighting the flu, bronchitis and a reaction to medicine all of January.                                                                                      be a really tough battle.
Said she was glad that month was over!!!
     Is this ‘white stuff’ bothering you yet? I have decided to like it! If you
                                                                                             Bunker Hill News                                                            But some, like we were, are able to get along on one basic income, be-
                                                                                                                                                                      cause number one, they choose to have the mom stay home with the kids,
can’t control something….might as well join the fun, so they say. It does                                                                                             and number two, choose a less costly lifestyle. No matter what job you have,
make for a pretty landscape. The sun was coming up yesterday and it was                Last night (Saturday) on channel 8 news they showed Sheryl (Fleener)           it costs money to sustain it. You need gas and upkeep on a vehicle, you gen-
big with a bright orange color against the snow covered field. Of course, I        Seymour and her husband Norman of up near Tama. They used to live at               erally need some sort of a working wardrobe, then add in the extra cost of
was out of film for my old 35 milimeter camera. After it was gone, I thought       Searsboro. They have adopted 34 children. Sheryl has always had a heart for        lunches out, convenience foods bought or meals out because no one is home
about the camera on my cell phone…duh!                                             the children and with her personality the children are lucky to have her for       to cook, etc, etc, and it can really add up. Today, the high cost of childcare
     Cutting wood seems to be Sammie’s fun this winter. Getting out in the         their Mother.                                                                      can whittle away a woman’s paycheck until, depending on her job; she may
weather is ‘fun’ for him (I guess) and it also fills up the wood pile. The wood            Dahl Wickham and RL went to the machinery show in Des Moines,              only be making a few dollars an hour. When all of these expenses are sub-
heat has been much appreciated this year. When the temperature it is down          Monday I believe. They got home fairly early as they both wore out. Wonder         tracted from the paycheck, the total is her actual salary left to live on.
around ‘0’ degrees, we are toasty warm. When we get too warm, we also              why????Age maybe.                                                                     Some time ago I spoke with a nice young woman who had a small child
heat the porch and if that doesn’t cool it down, we open the window and try                Wednesday we went to New Sharon to the Young at Heart at the AG            and a new baby. She told me her maternity leave was over and she was
to blow some of the heat down to our neighbors. Then I feel guilty thinking        church. Charlene Collier and Rochelle Vertz cooked up a storm and stuffed          headed back to work the following day. She did not want to go. She did not
of all those homeless people that are living out in the cold. But, we watched      us full of mashed potatoes, gravy, turkey, salad, rolls and green beans. And it    want to leave her little girl and her new baby. When she told me the stagger-
a segment on TV where they tried to get the homeless to come to the shelter        was mighty tasty. Once a Month on the first Thursday we met at the church          ing cost of their weekly daycare, I was stunned. This is what many young
for a clean bed and hot neal. They did not want to, they wanted to be by           at eleven thirty. Fellowship time.                                                 parents are dealing with today. It seemed very apparent that staying home
themselves…so what can you do?                                                          If you would like to join us (I think you have to be over 50) call Ed Col-    with those precious youngsters would actually be saving their family money,
    ****More lessons learned by a 90 year old lady….                               lier. Those this time attending were Lugene DeJong, Barb McCulley, Eleanor         but her husband wanted her to go back to work. I looked at this dear mom,
1. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.                               Coster, Ava Jean and Delmar Stone, Dan and Irene Fisk, (She was having             her body still getting back into shape after giving birth a few short weeks
2. Cry with someone, its more healing than crying alone.                           her birthday on that day) and Ed and Dixie Collier, Raymond and I Watson.          before—and felt so sorry for her.
3. It’s never too late to have a happy childhood. But, the second one is up to     Pastor Scott and Liz joined us for lunch.                                             May I share with you some of the things we did back when our kids were
you and no one else.                                                                    Ed and Dixie then entertained us with their music they sing all over for      still home? You will have to decide for yourself if these things are still appli-
4. Be eccentric now, don’t wait for old age to wear purple.                        nursing homes. Ask them about their ministry sometime.                             cable today and if they might work for you. When our children were small,
5. Get outside everyday, miracles are waiting everywhere.                                  Friday night was domino night into Lucille Watson’s. Luanne Dean           we had a big garden and canned and froze a lot of food. I learned to bake
6. Don’t take yourself so seriously, no one else does.                             flies in Wednesday for a ten day stay with her mother and daughter Michelle        bread and made seven loaves of wheat bread every ten days. (It’s a wonder
7. Frame every so-called disaster with these words “ In five years, will this      Dean who lives in Grinnell.                                                        we didn’t all weigh 300 pounds ).
matter?”                                                                                   Grant Rooda spent some time lately with his daughter Trish up on the          Most everything was cooked from scratch. I was the barber for the fam-
8. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.                             Diamond Trail RD. Grant lives in Missouri.                                         ily, doing all our haircuts for years. A lot of our clothing, especially for our
7. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did                    Karol rode with friends from work who were going on a mission trip,        daughter and me, were sewn at home. When garage sales came along, the
or didn’t do.                                                                      dropping her off in Oklahoma City and picking her up on the way back. Last         nice clothing we found there replaced home-sewn items, and I became a

Northey: Eligible Farms
                                                                                   week her flight was canceled due to the ice.                                       garage sale fan. I am still surprised at what can be found at these amazing
                                                                                           Our son Brian is home from Kansas City for the week, Laverne and           places. We even haunted some of the thrift shops around and found some
                                                                                   Carol Sue DeBoef are visiting their daughter Tara and her husband Wayne            nice stuff—not junk, really nice stuff. It’s surprising what people will get rid

Encouraged To Apply To Be                                                          Thomas and the three children in Africa.                                           of that you can use yourself.
                                                                                       Wayne and Tara are doing mission work there and it was quite a culture            My husband took care of as many of our car’s mechanical needs as he
                                                                                   shock.                                                                             could, saving on repair bills. He also was able to repair some of our small

Recognized As Century Or                                                                   Our neighbors, Lex and Collette Ferguson have sold their place and
                                                                                   moved over near Barnes City. Dr. Eric DeBoef will own their place now
                                                                                                                                                                      appliances, and has always done a myriad of home repairs. Thirty some years
                                                                                                                                                                      ago he chose a job that would bring him home every day at four o’clock

Heritage Farm
                                                                                   along with ground around it.                                                       instead of another job he probably would have preferred so he could be here
                                                                                          Our friends in Yuma said it was 75 to 80 degrees lately. They are tan and   for our kids and take them fishing and woodcutting.
                                                                                   happy. What fun is there in that????                                                  For Christmas and birthdays, our families often received homemade gifts.
                                                                                           My cousin Larry Hasley, who he and his wife are in Texas and I was         We still do that today. A handmade gift seems to carry a little extra blessing
 Applications must be postmarked by June 1, 2010 to be recog-                      chatting with his daughter Julie Jersey who lives in North Carolina, where         along with it.
nized at Iowa State Fair                                                           they are having snow and bad weather. She said her Dad and Mom were out               When our kids were little, I was their pre-school, before school, and after
                                                                                   golfing in 70 degree weather.                                                      school person. We had clay, crayons, paper, finger paints, scissors, etc, so
  DES MOINES –Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today encour-                    Happy Anniversary to Roy and Dianne James on there 14th. Birthdays          they could create for themselves. We went outside and looked in the grass
aged eligible farms to apply for the 2010 Century and Heritage Farm Pro-           to Ruth Hasley on the 23rd. Barb Long, Sandy Thomas and Ryan Watson on             for worms and bugs. We took walks in the woods and observed the birds, ani-
gram. The program is sponsored by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and           the 15th.                                                                          mals and trees. We read endless books and listened to good music. We shut
Land Stewardship and the Iowa Farm Bureau and recognizes families that                    Saturday the Perez’s from Marshalltown came down to our house pick-         off the TV for long periods (weeks and months) so we could just concentrate
have owned their farm for 100 years in case of Century Farms and 150 years         ing up Rebekah and Elliott Coster on the way. Rick Talbert also came out           on a better family life. We visited our families and had people over for food,
for Heritage Farms.                                                                and we loaded up several things and all made the trip back to Marshalltown         fun, and games.
   “When you think of all the challenges and unexpected obstacles that face        to unload. Jimmy and Rachel took us all out to an Asian buffet just down the          As our children grew older, they helped in the garden during each step
farmers each year, it gives you a greater appreciation of the dedication and       block from their house.                                                            of planting, hoeing, and putting up vegetables. They learned how to wash,
perseverance of these families that have kept their farm in the same family                Amy Vos, daughter of Don and Martha Vos has moved to Texas to              cook, and clean. When they got home from school each day, mom was avail-
for 100 or 150 years,” Northey said. “These awards are just a chance to rec-       nanny her little niece while her brother and his wife work at Houston Texas        able. They still need us when they are teenagers just like they do when they
ognize their hard work and commitment.”                                            at our space place there.                                                          are toddlers. If they wanted to talk, I tried to put my stuff aside and sit down
  Farm families seeking to qualify for the Century or Heritage Farms Pro-                  Just a note: The biggest trouble maker you will probably ever have         and listen to them—eye-to-eye and face-to-face. When it was vacation time,
gram must submit an application no later than June 1, 2010.                        to deal with looks at you from the mirror every morning. Live simply, love         we went! We had relatives in a western state and would go spend a week with
  Applications are available on the Department’s website at www.IowaAgri-          generously, care deeply, Speak kindly and leave the rest to God. And a really      them during the summer, helping out with groceries, etc, and marveling in by clicking on the Century Farm or Heritage Farm link under            good thought is Good judgement comes from experience, and experience a             the wonders of the beautiful mountains and rivers of Colorado.
“Hot Topics.”                                                                      lot of times comes from bad judgement.                                                Was it all perfect? No. I was not a perfect mom, as my kids will be the
                                                                                                                                                                      first to tell you, but I tried to be the best I could be. And I think our children
                                                                                                Thanks for reding the Sun!
   Applications may also be requested from Linda Rosky, Coordinator of
the Century and Heritage Farm Program via phone at 515-281-3645, email                                                                                                still need that from us today; someone who is there. Our kids did not have
at, or by writing to Century or Heritage                                                                                              the latest designer jeans or sneakers when they were young or a pocketful of
                                                                                                                                                                      cash, but they have assured us they appreciated the fact of a framework of a
                                                                                                    21st Annual
Farms Program, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship,
Henry A. Wallace Building, 502 E. 9th St., Des Moines, IA 50319.                                                                                                      home, and a mom and a dad who were there waiting for them at the end of
  Applications must be postmarked no later than June 1st.                                                                                                             every day.

                                                                                                Farm & Home Show                                                      Home Heating Assistance
   The 2010 Century Farms Program ceremony will likely be held at the
Iowa State Fair on Tuesday, August 17th and the Heritage Farms Program
ceremony will likely be held Thursday, August 19th.

                                                                                               Saturday, February 27                                                  Now Available
  Last year 297 Century Farms and 66 Heritage Farms were recognized. As
a result, more than 16,500 farms have been recognized through the Century
Farm program since it was created in 1976. The Heritage Farm program was
created just three years ago and has recognized 392 farms.                                      10 am to 2 pm (free admission)                                          Des Moines, Iowa – State Representative Eric Palmer of Oskaloosa today
                                                                                                                                                                      reminded Iowans who need aid with home heating costs this winter to ap-
  “Century and Heritage Farm recognitions at the Iowa State Fair are a great                    at North Mahaska High School                                          ply for financial assistance from the Low Income Home Energy Assistance
celebration of Iowa agriculture and the families that care for the land and
produce our food,” Northey said. “I hope eligible families will take the time
                                                                                                * Free Lunch 11 am to 1 pm                                            Program, or LIHEAP.
                                                                                                                                                                        “In these tough economic times, many families are struggling to make ends
to apply and then come down to the State Fair to be recognized.”                        * Door Prizes, 50/50 drawing, silent auction                                  meet and need some assistance to help pay for their energy costs. No Iowan
                                                                                                                                                                      should have to choose between food and prescription drugs or keeping their
                                                                                    * State Sanctioned Pedal Pull: 10:45 sign-up, 11 pull                                                       * Over 50 exhibits: Agricultural, home, toys & crafts
                                                                                                                                                                      home warm,” said Palmer. “This is also a great opportunity for families to
                                                                                                                                                                      make energy efficiency improvements to their home and save money while
                                                                                                                                                                      conserving energy.”

         Come visit us online!
                                                                                    Booths available: Contact Ron Bever 641-637-4187                                    LIHEAP assistance is based on annual income and families of all sizes may
                                                                                            Sponsored by: North Mahaska FFA                                           apply. The average LIHEAP award is $400 and the payment is made directly
                                                                                                                                                                      to the utility company. Iowans who apply for LIHEAP assistance are also
                                                                                       & North Mahaska Adult Advisory Committee                                       automatically eligible for weatherization assistance that can include insula-

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                                                                                                                                                                      tion, furnace repair/replacement, and water heater replacement.
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       NORTH MAHASKA NOTES                                                                                                          New Sharon Locals
    BROUGHT TO YOU EACH WEEK BY:                                                    by Barb Northcutt                                                            Co. Eddie is the minister of music in Ontaria, where they will live. Lois
                                                                                                                                                                 returned home Saturday. She also visited Les Hicks in Boise, while there.
                                                                                     Richard and Becky McCulley flew to Clarksburg. Thursday to visit Joe             Sunday lunch guests of Helen Hargis were Jim and Nancy Hargis, Andy,
                                                                                and Belinda McCulley and Wyatt and to get acquainted with their new baby         MeLanie, Layla and Libby Hargis, Brent and Annie Mossman, Braleigh,
                                                                                boy.Isaac owen who was born Jan. 12.                                             Breanna and Braydan, Angela, Nate and Max Patterson, Walford, Joe and
                                                                                     Red Hat Ladies went to Donna’s Corner Cottage Tuesday, with 12 at-          MeLanie Blunk, Fremont, Jarod, Jessica and Payton Sanders, Montezuma.
             641-637-4035           *800-872-2335                               tending. Brenda Jess and Faye Knowler were hostess. Feb. meeting each is              Dale Clayworth is a patient at the Mahaska Hospital.
                                                                                to bringan item for the food pantry.                                                   Jan Pinkerton and Grace Mason visited Wilma Sanders Sunday after-
             New Sharon          *                                      Capri Theater Sponsored the blood drive Jan. 27, at the City Park build-    noon at Mahaska Hospital.
                 “. . .Building Your Dream”                                     ing with 70 donors and a few that came but couldn’t donate. The FFA will              Coming attractions at Capri Theater:
                                                                                sponsor the blood drive March 31 a the City Park building.                            Feb. 12-14- Sherlock Holmes
                                                                                     Lareta Sanders joined the others for scrapbooking and cares on Jennifer-         Feb. 19-21- Avatar- One showing at 7:00- Fri. and Sat. night.
     North Mahaska Events & Menu                                                Henry’s Saturday.                                                                     Feb. 26-28- Avatar- One showing at 7:00 Fri and Sat night.
                                                                                     Luncheon held Wednesday at Prairie Knolls Country Club was hosted                Saturday Matinee 2 PM- Watch for extra showings. Sat and Sun.
Monday, Feb.15: 1A Boys District BB                                             by AliceHudson and Mary Quillin.                                                      Also coming March, “ The Secrets Jonathan Sperry”
Tuesday, Feb.16: 1A Girls District BB                                                Kent and Charlene Harpman, Montezuma were Thursday visitors of                   The weekend of March 12th and 19th.
Wednesday Feb.17: Solo Contest                                                  Bob andJoan Braaksma.
Thursday, Feb. 18:1A Boys District BB                                                Camden Silvers, son of Marty and Alicia, celebrated his 6th birthday             “Naming Babies”
Friday, Feb. 19: 1A Girls BB, School in session                                 Saturday at the Capri Theater with Alvin and The Chipmunks about 30 at-               Bubba’s sister, who was pregnant, was in a bad car accident which
Saturday, Feb. 20: Large Group State at Indianola, JH Dance                     tended. Then all of us went to his grandparents, Duane and Carol Renaud for      caused her to fall into a deep coma. After months, she woke up and saw she
                                                                                supper, birthday cake which was Alvin and The Chipmunks and ice cream            was no longer pregnant. Frantically, she asked the doctor about her baby.
                                                                                and the opening of gifts.                                                             The doctor replied, “Ma’am” you had twins- a boy and a girl and they
                                                                                     Bob Braaksma attended the Men’s prayer breakfast at the Taintor Com-        are fine. Your brother came in and named them. “Oh, no! Not Bubba. He’s
                                                                                munityChurch Saturday.                                                           an idiot! Expecting the worst, she asked what he named them. “Denise” the
                                                                                     Duane and Carol Renaud hosted Sunday dinner and a birthday party            doctor answered. Well that’s a beautiful name. Guess I was wrong about my
                                                                                Sundayfor their grandson Seth, son of Amy Renaud. Seth was celebrating           brother. “What’s the boy’s name?” The doctor replied. “DeNephew”
                                                                                his 2nd birthday.                                                                     “I’ve been thinking” he told his wife. “I’m the Man of the House, so
                                                                                     Those helping to celebrate Don Hite’s birthday in their home Sunday         starting tomorrow; I want you to have a hot delicious meal ready for me the
                                                                                were Carolyn Poe, Steve and Vicky Van Utrecht, Melissa Bandstra, Bud and         second I walk thru the door. Afterwards, while watching ESPN and relaxing
                                                                                Marilyn Lane, Kathy Scholker, Tim GoeMaatt, Brad Lane, Paulette German,          in my chair, you’ll bring me my slippers and then run my bath.
                  Monday, February 15                                           Bob and Bev Gray, Jason and Melissa and Braydon Wehrle and Don’s wife                 And when I’m done with my bath- guess who’s going to dress me and
B: Pizzatas, Peaches, Milk                                                      Hazel. Don will be 91 Feb 2.                                                     comb my hair? The little women sweetly answered. “The funeral direc-
 L: Chicken Sandwich, Lettuce/Mayo, Tator Tots, Broccoli/Cheese, Fruit               Marion and Vera Franje attended the Homecoming activites at Pella           tor?”
Cocktail, Milk                                                                  Christian High where their grand daughter, Danielle was crowned queen.
                  Tuesday, February 16                                               Still celebrating Christmas, also Faye’s birthday at Wendell and Faye’s          “Easy Oreo Truffles”
B: French Toast, Fruit Cocktail, Milk                                           Knowler home last weekend were Terry and Jan King, Sioux City, Randy,                  1 package Oreo Cookies, finely crushed divided
 L: Walking Taco, Lettuce/Cheese, Diced Tomatoes, Corn, 1/2 Banana,             Jacque Taylor, Alexi, Paige Howard, Cheryl Lynn Stycord, Deb DeJong,                   1 package cream cheese, softened
Milk                                                                            Eddi Van Maanen, Oskaloosa, Lee, Ralphi Delaney, Jack DeJong, Makinsie                 2 packages semi sweet chocolate, melted.
                  Wednesday, February 17                                        TJarks, New Sharon, Will and Wyatt, Monroe, Joyce Stefani, Erin Harmeyer,             Mix 3 cups of the cookie crumbs and cream cheese till well blended.
B: Cereal, Toast, 1/2 Banana, Milk                                              Altoona.                                                                         Shape into 40, 1 inch balls. Dip balls in melted chocolate. Put on waxed
L: Hoagie, French Fries, Baked Beans, Pineapple Tidbits, No Bake Cookie,             Sunday evening Marcia Pothohev, John and Gladys DeRooi, Oskaloosa,          paper covered baking sheet. Sprinkle with remaining cookie crumbs. Re-
Milk                                                                            Dennis and Donna Van Wyk visited in the Marion and Vera Franje home.             frigerate 1 hour or till firm. Store in tight covered container in refrigerator.
                  Thursday, February 18                                              Lois Stephen Flew to Ontaria, Ore. Wednesday to attend her grand            I use 2 forks to roll truffles in the chocolate and to remove them allowing
B: Egg Patty, Toast, Fruit, Milk                                                daughter, Robin McConkey and Eddie Wheeler III wedding at the Nazarene           excess chocolate to drip back in bowl, before placing on baking sheet.
L: Nacho/Beef/Cheese, Salsa, Lettuce Salad, Green Beans, Pears, Milk            Church Friday. Robin is the daughter of Bill and Cindy McConkey, Denver,
                  Friday, February 19
B: Cook’s Choice
L: BBQ Rib Sandwich, Hash Brown, Peas, Applesauce, Milk                                                      Tales of the Ancient Sportsman
            New Sharon Meal Site                                                    By Burdell Hensley
                                                                                    Winter grinds on and it is beginning to be a grind. The blanket of snow
                                                                                                                                                                     The football districts have been drawn for the next two years and there are
                                                                                                                                                                 some changes involving area teams. Pella Christian has moved up from Class
Senior Meal Site Phone# 641-637-4550                                            remains and I think I read somewhere this week that we have had 54 days of       1-A to 2-A and they have some interesting road trips. Their district includes;
 For Meal reservations, please call the meal sitethe day before. Thank you!     continual snow cover. Whatever it is, it is too much. We are finally getting     Bondurant-Faraar, Clarinda, Clarke, Colfax-Mingo, I-35, PCM and Shenan-
 This meal is offered on a contribution basis for persons 60 years of age and   some melting on the streets and they are a little better to drive on. The bad    doah. Clarinda is a three hour trip and Shenandoah if a half hour further. I
over and their spouse of any age. Skim milk or non-fat milk is used in all      news is that the potholes are getting bigger. Poor Red Ranger is going to        wonder if the IHSAA gives frequent flyer miles? Eddyville-Blakesburg also
recipes. Hot cocoa mix, skim milk, 2% milk, whole wheat bread/muffins,          have to have a knee transplant after this winter.                                moved up to Class 2-A and their district includes; Albia, Central Lee, Davis
and whole grain bread/muffins, and margarine are offered with all meals.            With all the weather cancelations the makeup schedule has been a chal-       County, Mediapolis, Mid-Prairie, Sigourney-Keota and West Burlington.
This menu provides a general balanced diet that meets the RDA’s/RIA’s for       lenge. The North Mahaska girls played four games in five days and that is            North Mahaska has the best travel deal of any district. Their district is
adults. In addition, frozen, or shelf stable meals can be provided for eve-     tough. Even the NBA will not do that. After beating Keota in a close game        all SICL schools which include: Belle Plaine, BGM, HLV, Iowa Valley,
nings, weekends, and holidays for the same suggested contribution as stated     last Friday, the Warhawks beat Montezuma Saturday night. Monday they             Lynnville-Sully and Montezuma. Tri-County and Twin Cedars are both in
above. Responsibility for compliance with any dietary restrictions rest with    were at Belle Plaine and won a thrilling overtime game. Tuesday the War-         the same Eight Player district and they are joined by; DM Grandview Park
the participant. Menus subject to change upon approval of Licensed Dieti-       hawks won big at English Valleys to finish the grueling five days.               Baptist, Harmony, Melcher-Dallas, Meskwaki, Moravia and Seymour.
cian.                                                                               With Friday night’s 54-11 win over HLV the NM girls finish 20-0 in SICL          I was sorry to see Kurt Warner retire, but I understand. I will miss watch-
Wednesday, February 10: Baked Chicken, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Spinach,          play. Alright Warhawk oldtimers, when was the last time a North Mahaska          ing him as he was a true hero in the manner that I would expect of an Iowa
  Apricot Halves                                                                girls team went through a conference season unbeaten? Could it have been         high school athlete. I will wait on Brett Farve. My take is that he will be back
Friday, February 12: Beef and Noodles/Mashed Pot., Beets, Muffin, Manda-        in the 60’s with the Jacobs’ twins, Becky Everett, Mary Stout and others? I      again although the abuse he took from New Orleans might have been enough
  rin Oranges, Pudding/Fruit                                                    am told that they finished perfect in the DMRC, but Montezuma and Sandy          to convince him that it’s over.
Tuesday, February 16: Salisbury Steak/ Gravy, Potato, Broccoli Normandy,        Van Cleave beat them in a non-conference game. Sandy and her mates had a             The Super Bore is upon us and I suspect that the game will not be nearly
  Peaches, Orange Juice                                                         way of doing that to a lot of teams, like 89 in a row.                           as good as the conference championship games. I have been wrong before,
Wednesday, February 17: Roast Pork, Mashed Potatoes/ Gravy, Scalloped               If you go back to the 50’s I’m sure that the New Sharon Drivers probably     but I see Peyton and the Colts taking this one easy.
  Cabbage, Banana                                                               had a few unbeaten conference seasons in the old Chiquaqua Valley League.            Let’s take that look at our yesterdays.
Friday, February 19: BBQ Pork/Wheat Bun, Scalloped Potatoes, Peas, Trop-        And I think Ed Criss had a couple of State Tournament teams in those days.           75 years ago: Feb. 9, 1935- Eddyville wins two from Cedar. The boys
  ical Fruit                                                                        The Warhawk boys have struggled in the rugged South Iowa Cedar               won 29-21 with Simmers scoring 14 points. Allsup led Cedar with eight
                                                                                League, but they did notch a win at English Valleys. They have a chance to       points. The girls upset Cedar with Emanuel leading the way. Welton was
                                                                                pick up a couple of wins this week with Iowa Valley and Tri-County. Both         outstanding for Cedar. Feb. 9- The Fremont girls remain unbeaten in Chi-

       North Mahaska                                                            teams are below them in the league standings.
                                                                                    Saturday night I was in Eddyville for the Eddyville-Blakesburg girl’s
                                                                                game with Pella Christian. The Rockets ran into a buzz-saw and the Eagles
                                                                                                                                                                 quaqua League play with a 41-25 win over New Sharon. Pauline Dinsmore
                                                                                                                                                                 led Fremont with 15 points and Betty Phillips had 12 for New Sharon.
                                                                                                                                                                     50 years ago: Feb. 12, 1960- Carroll Winkleman won the 135 pound Iowa

      Student of the Month                                                      ran wild in taking a 63-15 win.
                                                                                    Tuesday it was the big cross town rivalry in Pella. Pella had handled
                                                                                                                                                                 Golden Gloves title to advance to the Chicago Tournament of Champions.
                                                                                                                                                                 Feb. 16- Cedar and New Sharon girls eliminated from sectional play. Farson
                                                                                Pella Christian quite easily the first time and the Eagles were looking for      topped Cedar 52-40. Bonnie Weber led the Cyclones with 25 points and
                     February 2010                                              better things. But the script was the same and the Eagle had to go back to the   Karen Picken had 25 for Cedar. Lynnville-Sully got past New Sharon 39-27
                                                                                drawing board.                                                                   with Charlotte Northcutt scoring 17 points. Sally sheehy led New Sharon
                                                                                    The girls game was close for a half and then Pella pounded the ball inside   with 15.
                                                                                to Kelsey Fynaardt in the third quarter and it was all over. Fynaardt scored         25 years ago: Feb. 9, 1985- The Tri-County girls won the Empire Confer-
                                                                                12 of the 14 Pella points in that quarter. In the boys game Pella jumped out     ence title with a 57-45 win over Moulton-Udell. Jeanette Morrison led T-C
                                                                                to a 15-2 lead early and were never threatened.                                  with 35 points and Tanya Terphen led the defense with 15 rebounds. Feb.
                                                                                    Wrestling sectionals are here already and Saturday in Class 1-A action       11- 23 points by Randy Schmidt and 13 by Greg Thomas led Tri-County to
                                                                                Tri-County/Montezuma and Pekin were at BGM. Eddyville-Blakesburg was             a 65-57 win over Moulton-Udell.
                                                                                at Pleasantville. I have to be out of town and I will write this before the          Have a great week and boost your team in the tournaments.
                                                                                meets, so I will catch up on district and state qualifiers next week.

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     Parents: Glen and Kim Sherburne
     Siblings: Rachel – 8th Grade, Jacob-
     5th Grade, Ben- 4th Grade                                                                                                                                                                     
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     National Honor Society,                                                                                                                                                                                 
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     Activities involved in outside of                                                                                                                                                                            
     school: PROS Youth Group,
     Employee of East Market Grocery                                                                                                                                                                     
     Favorite Subject & Teacher: Me-
     dia & Accounting and KR
     Future Plans: Attend Kirkwood for                                                                                                                                                                     
     2 years and then transfer to Iowa
     State. Undecided major.                                                                                                                                                              

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