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               Volume 38 • Number 25
                                                              DOWS ADVOCATE            The Hometown Paper for Dows, IA 50071                                                     Thursday, June 24, 2010

           COMMUNITY                                                       Do angels really sew? These do!!
 Thursday, Jun. 24
 • C-G/D freshman baseball at Clarion, 12 p.m.

 Friday, Jun. 25
 • Texas-style Jam at new time this month. Head to the
 DCCC from 7:45-10:30 p.m. Bring snacks to share.
 • CAL softball at Latimer, 5 p.m.
 • CAL baseball at Alexander, 5 p.m.
 • C-G/D softball and baseball at Clarion, 5:30 p.m.

 Saturday, Jun. 26
 • CAL softball at South Hamilton, 10 a.m.
 • CAL baseball at TRV, 10 p.m.
 • C-G/D softball at Garner Hayfield, TBA.

 Monday, Jun. 28
 • Senior Dinner today at noon, at Dows Senior Center.
 • CAL softball and baseball at Don Bosco, 5 p.m.
 • C-G/D softball and baseball at Iowa Falls, 5:30 p.m.
 • Dows Lions Club to meet at Down Home Restaurant,
 6:30 p.m.

 Tuesday, Jun. 29
 • C-G/D freshman baseball at Clarion, 12 p.m.
 • C-G/D baseball at Forest City, 5:30 p.m.

 Wednesday, Jun. 30
 • Dows Farmer’s Market at the Shelter Park, 5-6 p.m.
 • C-G/D softball and baseball at Webster City, 5:30 p.m.
                                                                           From left: Gert Peyton, Carlene Peyton, Jean White, Pat Muhlenbruch and Marj Larson. Missing from picture are Kandace
 Thursday, Jul. 1                                                          Howell and Ann Brinkman.
 • C-G/D softball at Bishop Garrigan, 5:30 p.m.
 • CAL softball at CWL, 5 p.m.                                             By Christa Wiarda                         various churches in the Dows area.       County Public Health for the Homes      the quilts; they are soft and warm
                                                                              Franklin County Public Health          They really love to sew and will         with Healthy Children program. This     and they are their own.
 Friday, Jul. 2                                                            is excited about a partnership that       accept donations of fabric, batting      program serves prenatal mothers,         Homes with Healthy Children
 • C-G/D freshman baseball at West Fork, 12 p.m.                           has developed with a group of             and thread.                              infants and children ages 0-5 yrs of    is funded through a grant from
 • C-G/D baseball at Bishop Garrigan, 5:30 p.m.                            ladies from Dows who like to sew.          These ladies are: Gert Peyton,          age.                                    Together 4 Families Empowerment
 • CAL softball at Latimer, 5 p.m.                                         These gracious ladies sew all sizes       Carlene Peyton, Jean White, Pat           Homes with Healthy Children has        group, private donations, and various
 • CAL baseball at Alexander, 5 p.m.                                       of quilts for various groups around       Muhlenbruch, Marj Larson. Not            received approx 28 baby and youth       communities groups.
                                                                           the area and donate them to good          pictured are Kandace Howell and          quilts for infants and children this     If you would like more information
 Monday, Jul. 5                                                            causes. Their supplies come from          Ann Brinkman.                            past year. These quilts are given out   about these Sewing Angels or like
 • CAL softball and baseball at Janesville, 5 p.m.                         people and various groups in the           In the past some of these quilts        to the children during a Registered     to make a donation, please call Pat
 • Dows City Council to meet at City Hall, 7 p.m.                          community. These ladies meet in the       have gone to the community of            Nurse or Family Service Worker          Muhlenbruch from Dows at 515-
                                                                           Presbyterian Church basement every        Parkersburg following the tornado,       home visit. These quilts assist         852-3557 or Franklin County Public
 Tuesday, Jul. 6                                                           Thursday morning until noon.              Francis Laurer Youth shelter, Spirit     families to learn different types of    Health at 641-456-5820.
 • C-G/D freshman baseball at Hampton, 12 p.m.                              These wonderful ladies represent         of Dows, and most recently, Franklin     play time/tummy time. The kids love
 • C-G/D baseball at Clarion, 5:30 p.m.
 • C-G/D softball at Clarion, 7:30 p.m.
 • CAL softball at Latimer, 10 a.m.                                        Dows School Board approves basketball court improvements
 Wednesday, Jul. 7                                                         By Logan Holmes                           against installing a sports court over    • Approved 100% whole-wheat            a superintendent and principal with
 • C-G/D freshman baseball at Clarion, 12 p.m.                              The Dows Community School                the asphalt because snow removal         only bread bid to Sara Lee Bakery.      Clarion-Goldfield.
 • C-G/D softball and baseball at Clarion, 5:30 p.m.                       Board of Education met on Monday          must be done very carefully as to         • Approved milk bid to Roberts          • Approved continuation of sharing
 • CAL regional softball, TBA.                                             evening for their regular monthly         not damage the flooring. Instead, the    Dairy.                                  a librarian, counselor, and ELL
 • Dows Farmer’s Market at the Shelter Park, 5-6 p.m.                      meeting. The board again discussed        court will be painted. The basketball     • Approved propane bid to              coordinator with Clarion-Goldfield.
                                                                           options to renovate the existing          backboards and nets will also be         AgVantage FS Rowan.                      • Approved continuation of
                                                                           outdoor basketball court, located         replaced.                                 • Approved gasohol bid to Dows         membership with IASB.
                                                                           south of the school building. The          Dr. Robert Olson, Superintendent        Farmers Cooperative.                     • Approved waiver for early start
Attention Frye family descendents                                          board approved a bid of $16,000
                                                                           from Blacktop Services to patch the
                                                                                                                     & Co-Principal, presented the
                                                                                                                     master schedule for the coming year.
                                                                                                                                                               • Approved diesel bid to Dows
                                                                                                                                                              Farmers Cooperative.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       • Approved the GASB 51 threshold
 The Dows Historical Society would like to have something special at the   cracks, place a special fabric over the   Olson also shared that two weeks of       • Approved leaving meal prices at      of $25,000.
Corn Days Celebration to commemorate the redoing of the Frye building.     cracks, and apply a mat of asphalt        summer school has been held with         present levels.                          • Approved revisions to the student
Please help us get the word out with names of relatives that we can send   over the entire area. Since there         another session being planned for         • Approved leaving registration        handbook.
information about this special event.                                      doesn’t seem to be much support           early August. Lunch is provided as       prices at present levels.                • Approved board president to
 Drop off information at the Welcome Center or contact Velma Butt.         for preserving a tennis court, the        part of the program.                      • Approved setting TLC (after          approve payment of bills prior to the
                                                                           plans are to focus on the basketball       In other action the board…              school program) tuition at $15 and      end of the fiscal year.
                                                                           courts, four-square, a walking area,       -Approved minutes of previous           $8 for those who qualify for free and    • Set next meeting for Monday, Jul.
Senior Dinner June 28                                                      and possibly other games such as
                                                                           hop scotch. The board decided
                                                                                                                     meeting, payment of monthly bills,
                                                                                                                     and secretary’s financial report.
                                                                                                                                                              reduced lunches.
                                                                                                                                                               • Approved continuation of sharing
                                                                                                                                                                                                      19 at 7 p.m.

 The Dows Historical Society would like to have something special at the
Corn Days Celebration to commemorate the redoing of the Frye building.
Please help us get the word out with names of relatives that we can send
information about this special event.
                                                                           Supervisors approve minimum requirement insurance document
 Drop off information at the Welcome Center or contact Velma Butt.         By Les Houser                             the contractor.                          frost boils,” said Waid. Weather        in Clarion. The county will sublease
                                                                            After being presented with the            The general aggregate limit for the     permitting, they will try to finish     the south half of the building to them
                                                                           idea a week ago by the insurance          general liability insurance combined     shouldering work on the east end        starting July 1st.
                                                                           committee, the Wright County              is $2 million, with $100,000 for         of C-70 this week. The first round       In other action the Board:
                                                                           Board of Supervisors, on Monday,          each accident or disease which may       of roadside mowing is pretty much        • Met with Bruce Lindner of Wright
                                                                           approved a document of the                cause bodily injury with a $500,000      done in the Clarion zone and that       County Conservation who presented
                                                                           minimum requirements for certificate      policy limit. The contractor does        will be continuing around the rest of   two applicants for a position on
                                                                           of insurance for contractors working      have the option of satisfying limits     the county.                             the Conservation Board. After
                                                                           on county projects.                       specified with a combination of           Some continued discussion was          some discussion, it was moved and
                                                                            The document states that the             primary coverage and umbrella/           held on the tile issue near the new     seconded to reappoint Rick Brooks
                                                                           contractor shall purchase and             excess insurance. Again, these are       maintenance shed in Eagle Grove.        to the Conservation Board and that
                                                                           maintain such insurance as will           minimum requirements and any             The water in the adjoining field is     motion was approved;
                                                                           protect the contractor from claims        individual contractor can carry more     not draining off, and Waid will talk     • Approved the appointment
                                                                           which may arise out of, or result         than this if they so choose.             to the landowner to see if something    of Darren Robinson as a deputy
                                                                           from, the contractor’s operations          During his weekly time with the         can be done.                            in the Wright County Sheriff’s
                                                                           under the contract signed for a county    Board, County Engineer Dan Waid           During committee meeting reports,      Department;
                                                                           project. Claims could include such        touched on several items in his          Supervisor Myron Amdahl informed         • Held the canvass of votes for the
                                                                           things as workers comp, disability        department. He reports there seem        the Board that the Community and        June 8th primary election;
                                                                           or other employee benefits, damage        to be no road problems yet from the      Family Resources office is expanding     • Approved a cigarette permit for
                                                                           because of bodily injury, sickness,       excessive rainfall. “It just makes       their juvenile outreach services in     Casey’s General Store in Dows;
                                                                           disease or death of either any person     them sloppy and some spots are           Wright County and will be offered        • Approved fireworks permits for
                                                                           or any contractor or employees of         still not quite healed up from spring    available space in the DHS office       Ryan Maasdam and Gary Hisson.

                                                                           27th Annual Governor’s volunteer awards presented
                                                                             Several individuals and organi-         charitable, and government organi-       Wright County Charitable Founda-        tation and Clarion-Goldfield TAP,
                                                                           zations of Dows and surrounding           zations with an easy and effective       tion, Connie Wilson nominated by        Erica Lindaman, nominated by the
                                                                           communities received a Governor’s         way to honor their volunteers with       Wright County Charitable Founda-        Clarion-Goldfield Schools.
                                                                           Volunteer Award from Lt. Governor         a prestigious state-level recognition    tion, Jeanne Russell nominated by        “The devotion of these volunteers
                                                                           Patty Judge during a special recog-       award.                                   the Wright County Charitable Foun-      has helped Iowa achieve the sec-
                                                                           nition ceremony held Thursday, Jun.        Volunteers may be nominated             dation, Jim & Karen Weld nomi-          ond highest state volunteer rate in
Stover retires from Library                                                17 in Storm Lake.
                                                                             The Governor’s Volunteer Awards
                                                                                                                     for an award in one of several cat-
                                                                                                                     egories: Individual, Group, Length
                                                                                                                                                              nated by the Iowa Department of
                                                                                                                                                              Transportation for ditch cleaning,
                                                                                                                                                                                                      the country,” said Governor Culver.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      “Lt. Governor Judge, the First Lady,
Gloria Stover’s days as Dows head librarian are numbered, as               (GVA) program was created in 1982,        of Service, or Disaster Volunteer.       Greg Anderson of Prairie Energy         and I are honored to have this op-
she is retiring on June 30. Between her time as assistant and as           with inaugural awards presented in        Nearly 800 volunteers were selected      nominated by the Iowa Department        portunity to personally thank this
                                                                           1983. The program has grown from          for awards in 2010.                      of Transportation for ditch cleaning,   year’s award recipients for donat-
head librarian, Stover has been at the Dows Library for over 25            a small program only available to          Those in attendance on Thursday         Clarion-Goldfield Middle School         ing their time, dedication, and talent
years. For more on Gloria, her retirement and the history of the           state agencies to its present func-       receiving awards are as follows:         TAG, Pam Simmons, nominated by          to make a tremendous difference in
Dows Library, see Iris Eriksen’s Down Memory Lane on page 3.               tion of providing all Iowa nonprofit,     Duane Asbe nominated by the              the Iowa Department of Transpor-        our state.” See photo on page 6
2      Thursday, June 24, 2010                                                                                                                                                                                    Dows ADvocAte

Greetings from beautiful Austria                                                                                                                                         By Marillyn Korth
                                                                                                                                                                                          FROM ThE KORNER
                                                                                                                                                                          Another week without my computer and I am writing by hand. After this
                                                                                                                                                                         coming week, I will call my computer guy. This week will be the Ice Cream
By Sandra Oetken                             ate, went to the chapel to pray and      puffing and panting, we sat down            The street was only one block          Social and I will be busy.
  After much prayer and loving care,         read and finally headed for our gate     in our wonderful business class,           where we parked the car. It was hot      Monday, Skeeter called and said Jeff McVicker and family were in Iowa
Garhardt`s dear sister, Shirley was          which was gate 1, the farthest one       fold down lounge chair seats. We           and we walked and walked.               Falls and would like to meet us for dinner (evening). Jeff is Juanita’s great-
released from the hospital after             away, so we started slowly walking       couldn’t believe how close we came          We showed several people the           nephew. They live in California. His wife, Laura, children Elizabeth and
spending 105 days and most of them           that way. We were shocked to hear        to getting left behind.                    advertisement for the apartment,        Ryan met us at Porter’s in Iowa Falls and we had a great time talking over
in intensive care. She has been              the announcement, “Final and last         Our three days in Munich were rainy       but without a number they couldn’t      old times. Jeff used to come with his parents, Martha and Darrell, and
doing so well recuperating at home           call for flight 130 to Munich”. We       and cold as they always seem to be,        help us. We were giving up hope         brother when the boys were small and one day Till, Jeff and his brother
that we felt totally free to leave for       didn’t even look at each other, we       but we passed the time and stayed          and walking back to the car when        were riding LuVerne’s John Deere garden tractor and ran into a tree. I don’t
vacation.                                    just started running. We forgot          dry by riding the city bus one day         we stopped a construction worker        think it was damaged badly, but they got a lot of static from LuVerne.
  We left Pensacola early because            about the one hour time difference       and went to the Olympic Park and           and he knew the building and said,       Don and Sandy were invited but couldn’t go, because of Don’s impending
we always fly standby and the                in Atlanta.                              the next day we toured a castle. The       “Come, I will show you. (The            surgery on Tuesday. Things went well, but he has had some set backs, but
flights looked best earlier in the day        Luckily for us, two other couples       third day we were rested and ready         distressed couple look gets you a lot   each day gets a little better. Norma and I saw him on Wednesday. We took
which left us five hours to pass in          passed us and got to the counter first   to pick our car up in a small town,        of help). We walked back one block      Sandy with us out to dinner, (evening). When I am with city people, I have
Atlanta. We walked and shopped for           and there was another family behind      Erding, just an hour train ride outside    and he pointed us to a building that    to say dinner in the evening. Us country folk still have supper).
sunglasses and books, drank coffee,          us. Evidently they forgot, too. So       of Munich. After we got to Erding,         was under construction. It looked        Thursday, the Red Hat ladies went to the Courtyard in Iowa Falls. I didn’t
                                                                                      we were standing on the street trying      nothing like the photo and it was       go, as I had a church ladies’ program at the Lee Center church. The president
                                                                                      to figure out the bus schedule when        sitting behind another building. We     of our district UMW gave the program on signing for the deaf. She signed
                                                                                      a taxi cab came around the corner,         never would have found it without       several songs for us and it was delightful.
                                                                                      just like we ordered one. We have          his help. We were so happy when          Friday, I rode to town with Jade to see SheRee Wharton, who will be baby-
                                                                                      never rented a car from this station       we saw, “Praxmayer” on the door         sitting for Mr. Justin. He loved little Hannah. We came home and then he
                                                                                      before, so we went a totally wrong         bell.                                   stayed with me from 1:30-11 p.m. Friday night. Boy, I don’t get much done
                                                                                      direction. We missed our road in            Oh, what a warm greeting we            when he is here. We played with his toys and he ate and threw stuff around.
                                                                                      Rosenhiem and ended up going               had. They had talked about us and       By 9:30 or 10, we were in bed. I don’t know who went to sleep first, but we
                                                                                      up our first mountain road that got        thought we might come, especially       were both asleep when mom came to get him.
                                                                                      smaller and smaller the farther we         since it was Grete`s birthday and        Saturday morning I was up bright and early to go to Gloria’s retirement
                                                                                      went. We ended staying at a tiny           we always bring her pecans from         party. She had lots of friends stop and received some nice gifts and there
                                                                                      mountain village at one of the nicest      Florida. Grete said little to us. She   was an ample table of goodies. I had my usual educational visit with Don
                                                                                      guesthouses we have ever seen.             said she was happy we were there        Waters. It was a lovely time for Gloria and Roger and son Wesley and two
                                                                                       The very next day, after arriving         but her eyes said, “No”. After a        of his kids. By the way, Roger gave Gloria a lovely gift of pink roses and
                                                                                      in Warth we drove to Bludenz on a          short visit, Garhardt mentioned         other flowers. She said she was really surprised. Well, Rog, you did good.
                                                                                      search to find Grete Praxmerer and         we must be leaving and Annabell          I came home and made an egg casserole for our breakfast at church Sunday
                                                                                      her daughter, Annabell. Bludenz            immediately stood up and said,          morning in honor of Dr. Ann Hicks. She is the daughter of Tom and Janis
                                                                                      isn’t the easiest town to drive in,        “Yes, and thank you for coming”.        Hicks of Courter. Tom and Janis were out to Ohio to see their daughter
                                                                                      so we parked the car and asked at           We had prayer, shook hands with        achieve this high honor from Ohio State last week. We were all glad to see
                                                                                      the bank where her street was. The         Annabell, and had long hugs from        her and expressed our pride in one of our girls.
                                                                                      problem was, all we had was an ad          Grete. And now, when we drive by         I was to Jon’s for dinner. He grilled steaks and they were excellent. These
                                                                                      for the apartment without a street         her cold and empty house, it doesn’t    were from his own herd. E. made oven fried potatoes and fresh lemonade,
                                                                                      number that Annabell gave us last          seem so cold and empty because we       which was delicious. Alex came and shared the meal with everyone. Michael
                                                                                      year, so the girl at the bank printed      know that is where her heart is and     and Alex helped Delores B. and me get the ice from Dudley’s. Dave always
                                                                                      us out a map and sent us on our            we will always remember the many        donates the ice for our social. I hope he knows how much we appreciate it.
                                                                                      way.                                       days we spent with Frau Praxmerer.      (I hope he knows!) Norma is in charge of that.
                                                                                                                                                                          Late in the afternoon, Norma and I took a road trip to Ames and met Till
                                                                                                                                                                         for a little while. It was good to just amble along and look at the country.
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                                                                                                                                                                         homemade pie. MK

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     WEST FRANKLIN RAMbLINgS                                                                     DOWN MEMORY LANE                                                                       ChURCh ACTIVITIES
By Pamela Warwick                                                                  By Iris Eriksen                          the Kinney-Lindstrom foundation            United Methodist Church                               Tuesdays: June 29, 9 a.m.,
  They’ve arrived! Harry and Sally!                                                  The Dows Community Library…            of Mason City, we were ready to               Morgan, Lee Center,                                Women’s Bible Study
    These Barn Swallow Chronicles - the tales of these avian friends of mine       Let us go back to the year 1936.         enlist the support of the citizens of                Bradford                                    Wednesdays: June 30, 4 p.m.,
- leave me forever baffled and always grateful for their contributions to our      It was then that a small group of        the Dows Community. There was                 Erling Shultz, Pastor                              Catechism, Grades 1-8; 7 p.m.,
life here on 603 Grant Street.                                                     Federated clubwomen, belonging to        a “Big Library Day” celebration          Sundays: June 27, 8:45 a.m.,                            High School
    I don’t know if any of you have noticed, but we’ve had a bit of rain here      the Thursday Club, decided that we       July 1, 1967. There were bake            Worship (B); 9:55 a.m., Worship,
lately. And with those rains comes marshy, wet places. And just like The           should have a library in Dows. It        sales, card parties, coffee’s, Easter    (LC); 11 a.m., Worship (M)                                    Immanuel United
House That Jack Built, way leads unto way, and mosquitoes are not far              was a small beginning, with donated      egg hunts, (with each child taking       Tuesdays: June 29, 5:15-6:30                                   Church of Christ
behind.                                                                            books, and it was financed by            part bringing a dime for the library     p.m., NA/AA Bible Study; 7:30                                      Latimer
     Hence, one of the many reasons I am grateful for Harry and Sally -            interested citizens of the community.    fund), and Thursday club auctions        p.m., (B) Bible Study                                   Sunday: June 27, 9:30 a.m.,
having just lately arrived and now currently mudding in another seasonal           The city of Dows provided space          of objects (but not clothing) which                                                              Worship; Brook Boehmler
homestead over our front picture window. Though it is a teensy bit close to        for the library. It was located in the   were no longer useful to the owners            United Methodist &
the front door for their comfort, they relented and built there anyway. Rates      converted ladies rest room in City       but which might be needed by                      Presbyterian                                        Nazareth Lutheran
must’ve been better. And now they shall grace us with their family-building        Hall. This area provided 345 square      others. During the celebration,                 Dows - Alexander                                           Coulter
antics, their very welcome protective squawking, and their ravenous                feet of space. This small library        there were refreshment stands, dart           Kalen Fristad, Pastor                                Pastor, Dave Bernhardt
appetites for those miniscule mites - the villainous mosquitoes.                   was adequate in the early years and      throws, baseball throws, a teen-age      Sundays: June 27, 8:45 a.m.,                            Sundays: June 27, 10:30 a.m.,
    Welcome to the former, and good-riddance to the latter, I say!                 the City took over full responsibility   golf tournament, a queen contest,        Alexander Methodist Worship;                            Worship
    Loving my flora and fauna as I do, despite the clouds of mosquitoes this       of it in 1941. Because of meeting        and a tractor pull. The day was a        9 a.m., Dows Sunday School;
monsoon season has delivered, the gardens around town are faring quite             better library standards, we found       big success with approximately           10 a.m., Dows Joint Worship                              St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
well. It is apparent that folks here like to do their part to keep the county’s    ourselves in the position of no room     $1,200 netted, and everyone had a        at Presbyterian Church on first                                    Latimer
garden centers in business. In case you are a driver of cars or a rider of bikes   for books and no place to study or       good time.                               two Sundays each month and                               Rev. Marvin Lorenz, Pastor
with an eye for such imaginative beauty, here is a short, short list of some of    browse. In 1962, our library joined        In September of 1967, the Thursday     at United Methodist Church on                           Saturday: June 26, 7 p.m.,
the Coulter Gardenista landscapes that catch my summer fancies.                    the Mason City Cooperative Library,      club, along with three other women’s     remaining Sundays                                       Vespers
   There is, of course, the previously mentioned Larry and Carol Erickson          which is a part of the State Traveling   clubs in Dows, sponsored a program       Thursdays: July 1, 9 a.m.,                              Sunday: June 27, 9 a.m.,
spread; Myron and Gloria Lawler’s exuberant floral and seasonal displays           Library’s network of area libraries.     featuring the River City Barbershop      Presbyterian Women                                      Worship; 10:15 a.m., ABC
- minus one pear tree downed during a recent wind storm; Jan Kew’s                 This meant that every three months,      Chorus of Mason City, and sold
flower patch with her errant, yet smiling, bovine (named Daisy or Petunia,         on a revolving loan basis, we would      lunch to those who attended.                  Abundant Life Chapel                                   First Lutheran Church
perhaps?); Dave and Paulette Beyer’s berms and “Fallingwater” pond; and            receive 400-600 books. Much to             The total cost of the new library                    Dows                                                   Dows
Bud and Leona Meyer’s spotless vegetative splendor with luscious clematis          our dismay, we could never receive       was estimated at $55,500. Dows                  Rob Noah, Pastor                                 Sunday: June 27, Workshop w/
vines that I am quite in awe of!                                                   our full quota because of inadequate     mayor, Leonard Jacobson, cut the         Sundays: June 27, 9:30 a.m.,                            communion 9:00 a.m., Coffee
     There are more of course, all different in their content and their style.     space. The library worked hard for       ribbon for the formal opening of the     Sunday School for all ages                              10:00 a.m.
But these are just a few more places to add to the “growing” list of Coulter       rural tax support on a county basis,     new library building in 1968. Since      including adults; 10:30 a.m.,
Gardenistas. Why, just taking a slow spin around town to gawk at the proud         to supplement local tax support.         it’s opening, many changes have          Worship Service with Nursery                                The Missionary Alliance
sproutings of some of these fellow Coulter-ites (and there are more) is eye-       Succeeding in this, we could             occurred. The meeting room has been      and Children’s Ministry available;                                  Church
candy and inspiration for the green-thumb-hopefuls among us. Who knows             purchase hundreds of new books,          used for first aid instruction; GED      6:30 p.m., Adult Bible Study with                              Blairsburg, Iowa
who else might be hiding a secret garden out back!                                 but, again, where to put them. After     classes, political caucuses; census      Childcare Available                                          No Information was
    While on the subject of Coulter gardens, this year’s Coulter Community         increasing our hours open per week,      taking; county and regional library      Wednesdays: June 30, 7 p.m.,                                       Available
Garden is in full force again. Just the other day, while taking another of my      we were eligible for a state reference   meetings; pre-school story hours;        Adult Bible Study with Nursery,
“slow spins,” I spied Anthony Cabrara out weeding and partaking of the             book grant, which we applied for         Christmas movies for children;           Children and Youth Ministry                               United Church of Rowan
peas. (“Peas,” I said, not “peace” in the garden - though Jan and I recently       and received.                            summer library children’s programs;                                                                          Rowan
discussed that peace is what our garden-therapies bring us!)                         Crowded into a corner or our           civic and social club meetings; and          First Reformed Church                                 Nancy Hofmeister, Pastor
    Anthony and I chatted a bit, and I learned that the list of caretakers has     library, were one card table and         occasionally city council meetings.                  Alexander                                   Sunday: June 27, 9 a.m.
grown this year. Hailee Bradley, Anthony, Brandon Covington, Eric Hess,            three folding chairs. There was          The library is proud to be one of the          Pastor, Phillip Arnold                            Sunday School, 10 a.m.
Kerry Etzel, and Julie Schroeder have been doing a bit of digging, weeding,        an urgent need for a new library.        first rural libraries to be accredited   Sundays: June 27, 8:30 a.m.,                            Worship, 11 a.m. Bible Study
and likely a little leaning on the hoe. I say Julie - that is until the “snake     The state traveling library supplied     by the State Library Association,        Adult Sunday School in the
incident,” she said! Not to fear. As is true of any community, others step up      information regarding the Library        and its librarians certified to serve    Sunshine Room; 9:30 a.m.,                                 Sovereign Grace Church
and in to complete the tasks at hand.                                              Service Act of 1956. As a part of this   the community as “educated”              Worship; 10:45 a.m., Sunday                                 Doug Holmes, Pastor
     I thought I had missed my own planting window-of-opportunity earlier          act of congress, The Construction        librarians.     The library is now       School; 6:30 p.m., HS Youth                             Sunday: June 27, 10:15 a.m.,
when the rains descended like kids racing down the stairs on Christmas             Act of 1964 had been appended,           computer automated, and has              Group Meeting; 7 p.m. Pastor                            Sunday School; 11:15 a.m.,
morning…in torrents! But I’ve managed to get a few treats of my own in             which provided federal funds for         movies, computers, printers, fax         Phil’s Radio Ministry on KLMJ                           Worship at First Presbyterian in
the ground, as well.                                                               building libraries. The Library          machine, micro-film reader printer,      104.9                                                   Dows
      In this little space of idealistic and utopian yoemanship, tales grow        Board of Trustees and the city           and copy machines available for the

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of last’s year’s Coulter Community Garden gardenistas, and that I was              by local monies. Within these two        Bennett, Iris Eriksen, and now
duped. Yes. Duped! It was a ruse the whole time, this contest to end all           weeks, we had to hire an architect,      Gloria Stover has joined these
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                                                                                                                                                                                    Thank You!
                                                                                                                                                                      To the Dows School, PTO, School Board members, teachers and aides.
                                                                                                                                                                       The past 36 years have gone fast. I have a lot of memories and a lot of
                                                                                                                                                                     kids that have gone through the doors of my bus. Thanks for all the cards,
                                                                                                                                                                                        flowers and gifts. I will miss you all.

                                                                                                                                                                        It was a great surprise. Trisha pulled it off and I didn’t know about it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Thanks again for the memories.

                                                                                                                                                                                                     Clara Watt
4     Thursday, June 24, 2010                                                                                                                                                                                   Dows ADvocAte
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than just
     A history of the Vernon Lutheran Church
 Part 2: More recent times              Services were conducted there. By       racks and hangers were installed           In January 2007 a new Mission
 Jan. 6, 1945 will always be            July 1946 we dedicated the new and      and for the first time the church was     Statement was created. Also a
remembered as a day of tragedy          greater Vernon Lutheran Church.         locked for protection. The church         Christmas Dinner was held the
and testing. Our beautiful church        In 1948, new pews arrived and          roof was re-shingled in 1981. New         Sunday before Christmas.
structure was demolished by fire.       were installed; these matched the       sidewalks were installed in 1983.          In June 2008, discussions began
Only a very small part of the church    three old pews saved from the fire.     Also a pictorial display was installed    on the future of Vernon Lutheran
furnishings were saved- the chancel     New Sunday School equipment was         in the back of the church. A ladies       Church. Aug. 2008 we met with
furniture, three pews, the organ and    also purchased and on March 26,         night circle was formed. A choir          Pastor Garriets about possible yoking
hymnals. While the church was still     1950 the church celebrated their        was formed and a chanting group.          and choices to be made. In Nov.
burning, the members met in the         50th anniversary.                         In 1984 the entire interior of          2008, Brenda Ashley, contemporary
barn and decided to make plans for       In 1958 new hymnals were               the church was painted and new            gospel singer performed.
the new church. Two days after the      purchased. By 1963 a parking lot        baseboards installed. A Christ             January 2009, a vote was taken to
tragedy, definite plans were made       was established on the west side        Candle and Advent Candle                  hold our last service on December
to rebuild, this time a brick church.   of the church. The floors of the        were donated. Vernon Lutheran             27, 2009 with closing ceremonies
Once again we found ourselves in        basement were refinished in 1964.       Church was approved to be in the          on June 27, 2010.
#9 schoolhouse as our forefathers       In 1966 a communion railing was         Northeastern Iowa Synod of the New         In August 2009, we had the
were 45 years previous.                 installed, also hymnals racks were      Lutheran Church in 1985. Church           Dean Evans concert with supper
 A building committee was               installed on the back of the pews. We   pew cushions were installed in            following.
appointed. During this year many        also became a two-point parish with     1988. Also new carpeting and hand          In January 2010, a governing board
handicaps were to be overcome-          First Lutheran Church of Dows.          railings were installed in 1989.          was formed and the church building
foremost of them, the shortage of        By 1970 children were permitted          In 1990 a picture directory was         will be given to the governing board
building materials.                     to come forward with their parents      done. A merry-go-round was                and any leftover monies at closing.
 We applied to the War Production       for communion and we celebrated         donated in 1991. At this time a            Our history books will be kept at
Board for a permit to build in          our 70th anniversary. Folding doors     children’s bulletin was added to the      First Lutheran Church in Dows.
January of 1945. April 1945 began       were installed in 1972. In 1973         service.                                   Many wonderful memories have
construction of the church. Footings    playground equipment was donated          Vernon was well represented             been made over the years. As
dug, building materials ordered, the    and also women were allowed on          this year at a conference softball        soon as a child was born into our
bell purchased from Rockwell City       the church council. By 1974 the         tournament. Money raised was              congregation, the child was placed on
church and all of the foundation was    basement was carpeted and since the     donated to World Hunger, and              the cradle roll till he/she was three-
run in one day. A new pulpit Bible
was dedicated and the cornerstone
                                        parsonage had not been used since
                                        1966, it was decided to bulldoze it
                                                                                Vernon placed third. In 1992 sixty-
                                                                                five supplementary hymnals were
                                                                                                                          years old. This was in preparation
                                                                                                                          for them to enter Sunday School at
                                                                                                                                                                     Iowa farm ponds; tangling with the big mouth
was laid on Reformation Day.            down. In 1977, two new furnaces         donated. In 1993 the east side of the     three years of age. Many remember           This week’s piece is on farm pond        lurk within feet of the pond’s bank.
By December 9, the new church           were purchased and the PA system        church was tuck-pointed and new           the Bible School potluck picnics at       fishing and this week we will be             If the fish don’t seem to be in the
was under roof. December 16             was installed. The kitchen was          brick installed. Also a stainless steel   Lake Cornelia with horse tanks full       featuring what is often considered         mood for breaking the surface with
the basement was enclosed and           remodeled in 1978 and handrails         cap was placed on the chimney. The        of ice water and bottles of pop. Also     North America’s most sought after          a fiery display of angered consump-
temporary electricity installed.        were installed on the stairways, coat   Sunday School, along with the Bible       the huge tubs of ice cream and the        game fish, the black bass or large-        tion, I would suggest a spinner bait,
                                                                                School theme “Noah’s Ark” took            endless ice cream cones. After all        mouth. These fish are very popular         shallow diving square-billed crank-
                                                                                the children to the Des Moines Zoo.       that, you could go roller skating         because they put up a tremendous           baits, or even a more subtle approach
                                                                                A banner stand and banners were           right by the picnic area at the· rink.    and often acrobatic battle, they can       with baits like Texas-rigged senkos,
                                                                                dedicated in memory and given as a        Sunday School has started with a          be relatively easy to catch, and they      plastic worms, or pig & jigs. Bass
                                                                                gift by the confirmation class.           potluck and a hayride. Even when          exist in just about every body of wa-      generally prefer to ambush their
                                                                                  In 1995 a new brick sign was built      the men had to get off and push the       ter across the state.                      prey in and around cover, so anytime
                                                                                south of the church. In 1999 a new        tractor and flat rack up a hill.            Most of Iowa’s farm ponds are            you can work a slower presentation
                                                                                picture directory was done and the         We have also had many fellowship         managed for a healthy largemouth           through brush piles and tree blow-
                                                                                church made a centennial cookbook.        and fund raising suppers over the         bass population and many of the            downs you stand a great chance at
                                                                                The basement was carpeted at this         years. Many banquets have been            biggest fish caught in our great state     connecting with large fish.
                                                                                time. An electronic keyboard was          held from Mother/Daughter to              come from ponds. The official cur-           As far as management goes, bass
                                                                                donated.                                  Ladies Night Out.                         rent state record is 10 lbs. 12 oz         can overpopulate as easily as any
                                                                                  In 2000 the interior of the church       The ladies of the church have sewn       from Lake Fisher in Davis County,          other species. If you are trying to
                                                                                was painted in preparation of our         many beautiful quilts and sent them       however that record has (arguably)         manage for a trophy bass fishery, all
                                                                                centennial. Also in 2000 an organ         along with donated soap to Lutheran       been broken numerous times espe-           the big fish need to go back without
                                                                                was donated, the church record book       World Relief.                             cially through numerous farm pond          question. Over competition on the
                                                                                and German Bible were sent for             Another wonderful memory is              encounters.                                available forage is usually to blame
                                                                                restoration. We also received a note      the tradition of the Christmas              There are 8 lbs (+) fish in many of      for a smaller average size, but se-
                                                                                from the Secretary of State that our      candy sacks. Some can remember            Iowa’s farm ponds, but don’t expect        lective harvest, (keeping fish in the
                                                                                tax exemption had expired. We sent        receiving them as far back as in the      a fish like that to be a “gimme”. Just     10-13 inch range) can be the key to
                                                                                $10 to reinstate exemption in order       1930’s. Anyone who came to the            like any species, largemouth bass          higher trophy bass potential.
                                                                                to change the articles of corporation     Christmas Eve program received a          can be challenging to catch, but by          Bass are tackle busters and can pro-
                                                                                to a perpetual corporation.               candy sack.                               matching the right presentation to         vide hours of great fun for anglers at
                                                                                  Coffee mugs and suncatchers were         Vernon Lutheran Church has               the conditions, you can expect some        any skill level, in my opinion a farm
                                                                                sold for the centennial.                  donated to many organizations over        of the finest farm pond bass fishing       pond largemouth is one of the most
                                                                                  A wedding album of those married        the years. The congregation today         anywhere!                                  exciting fish an angler can tangle
                                                                                at Vernon was made. $1,045 received       treasures their heritage. God has           Many ponds get covered in moss           with, but they aren’t always easy.
                                                                                at the centennial celebration was sent    blessed us with this heritage. It will    during the summer, but don’t let that      Adapt your presentation if the fish
                                                                                to Bremwood building fund. Two            remain with us forever.                   deter you from fishing them. Using         are not responding, but with the atti-
                                                                                bricks will read Vernon Lutheran           This history has been compiled           a moss-type bait such as a frog or         tude bass are known for, you can bet
                                                                                Church, Dows, Iowa 1900-2000.             from our church record books, the         mouse can be very exciting, if there       they will tell you what they want!
                                                                                  In 2001, new formica and sliding         reliable memory of “old-timers”          is any structure penetrating the blan-       Again, make sure you have per-
                                                                                doors were added to the kitchen.          of our church and the minutes of          ket of green stuff, attempt to land        mission to access private ponds,
                                                                                In September, church night                meetings.                                 your bait near that and slowly work        and respect the pond owner’s man-
                                                                                was changed from Thursday to               Vernon Lutheran Church had its           it through the moss, pausing at any        agement wishes, but most of all, en-
                                                                                Wednesday nights.                         last regular service on December 27,      openings in the vegetation. Once           joy the fishery! Iowa farm ponds are
                                                                                  In 2005, the council was downsized      2009. It will have it’s closing service   you hear that familiar “SLURP”             second to none!
                                                                                from ten members to seven. Then in        on June 27, 2010 at 10:30 a.m..           give the fish a single count and set         Good luck, tight lines, and feel free
                                                                                July a new septic tank and seepage        Please join us as we celebrate our        home as hard as you can; hang on!          to contact me with any questions!
                                                                                bed were installed. In December,          heritage and past with a traditional        If there is an approaching summer          (Thomas Allen is a professional
                                                                                the chair lifts were installed.           potluck dinner and fellowship.            storm front, the top-water bite can        outdoor writer, photographer, vid-
                                                                                                                                                                    be absolutely insane! Bait selections      eographer, and outdoor talk radio

                                                                                The Dows Advocate
                                                                                                                                                                    such as buzzers and poppers will ag-       show host; for more information
                                                                                                                                                                    gravate a bass enough that he will         visit     www.outdoorpursuitsradio.
                                                                                                                                                                    often eat it just for the sake of elimi-   com. If you have questions or com-
                                                                                                                                                                    nating the annoyance. When throw-          ments feel free to email Thomas at
                                                                                        is on F      !                                                              ing top-water presentations run the
                                                                                                                                                                    bait near the shore as big bass often

                                                                                                                                                CLARION NEWS
                                                                                By Karen Weld                             will hold their June meeting on           Cornelia Improvement Association.          your advance carnival ride tickets
                                                                                  ** Weekly summer concert in the         Wednesday, Jun. 30, in conference         For more information, contact              ($7.50 for a sheet now that will be
                                                                                park: Monday, Jun. 28, from 6-7:30        Room “A” at Wright Medical                Jannel Stark at 1-515-532-6609.            $10 at the fair), or your Grandstand
                                                                                p.m. Supper provided by Rowan             Center at 5 p.m. All are invited to         ** Join the fun in Belmond, with         Button ($20 each). Both of these are
                                                                                Playground Equipment Committee;           attend. We are just getting started, so   activities and events beginning on         great savings – get them while they
                                                                                Entertainment by Iowa Falls Home          welcome all ideas. If anyone has a        July 1, thru July 4. For a complete        are hot!” (1-515-448-3351).
                                                                                Town Band; alternate location: City       question, please call Roberta Tew at      listing, contact Lee Ann Waltzing           ** .. And: “Grandstand events at
                                                                                Ambulance/Police Station.                 532-2937 or email at gpagma2@q.           at the city hall; the theme is             the Wright County Fair. Thursday
                                                                                  ** Final community weekly prayer        com. Meetings usually last right at       “Celebrating a Heroic 4th of July”.        – Antique Tractor Showdown;
                                                                                time (after 2 1/2 years, prayer times     an hour.                                    ** Mark your calendars for the           Friday – Gwen Sebastian, Saturday
                                                                                under this format come to a close)         ** On Saturday, Jul. 3, there are        Wright County Fair – July 7– 12.           – Sanctioned Tractor and Truck
                                                                                will be held on Tuesday, Jun. 29, at      a number of Independence Day              At Greenwood Park in Eagle Grove.          Pull (Local participants welcome!),
                                                                                noon - new location of The Dwelling       Activities at Lake Cornelia. Pancake      You don’t want to miss it!                 Sunday – full Rodeo with fireworks
                                                                                Place, Clarion (East Central Avenue,      breakfast, day time activities, boat        ** From fair manager Tricia              to follow. Get your Grandstand
                                                                                most recently - temporary home            parade (with the theme “Pirates of        Rosendahl: “The Fair office is open        button now for just $20.
                                                                                of Clarion Public Library).               Lake Cornelia”), and fireworks in         each day from 9 a.m.-noon or longer
                                                                                  ** Diabetes Support Group               the evening - Sponsored by Lake           if needed. Call the fair office to get
  Dows ADvocAte                                                                                                                                                               Thursday, June 24, 2010                          5

Cowgirl softball team wins Cowboy baseball, wins by                                                                                                                        STATEWIDE
against Clear Lake         five and loses by five
 By Katie Hinkle                            After ending that game, the                By Katie Hinkle                          at Clear Lake. Evan Murphy pitched
   June 15, Woden-Crystal Lake-            Cowgirls really had their minds set         On June 15, the Clarion-Goldfield/       three innings and into the fourth,
Titonka traveled the distance to           on how they wanted to end this game.       Dows baseball team traveled to            Sann substituted and finished the
Clarion to play the Cowgirls. It           On June 16, the Cowgirls battled the       Belmond-Klemme to battle the              remainder of the six-inning game.
must have been a hard night for the        Clear Lake Lions. The game was             Broncos. Playing a seven inning           Murphy struck out five Lions and
Cowgirls, because the final score of       seven innings and Arien Rodemaker          game, Wyatt Sann pitched the first        another seven of them got a hit. Sann
the game was 1-16, another Cowgirl         pitched every inning. During those         inning and Corey O’Connor pitched         was able to strikeout one.
loss.                                      seven innings, she had one strike out      the remaining six. Sann had one strike     Erik Ulven created 34 put outs
  The short game only lasted two           and four opponents hit her pitches.        out and O’Connor struck out 13 of         playing the catchers spot. Joseph
innings. Arien Rodemaker, Alex             The team had 34 times and tries to         their opponents and only two hit his      Gangestad made 30 put outs while
Johnson, and Courtney Littlejohn           get a hit, and out of those 34 the         pitches. Dominic Brandt scored three      playing first base.
each got time to pitch. All put            team hit 14 and scored four runs.          runs over the plate for the Cowboys.       Andy Janssen and Connor Kem
together, in pitching they had zero        Taylor Bakker, Jenna Tegtmeyer,            O’Connor and Sann each also made          each added ten assists and O’Connor
strikeouts, 23 hits, and 19 earned         Mackenzie Haupt, and Macoy                 one run. The finishing score for the      helped with eleven. Dominic Brandt
runs. The team was up 13 times to          Rohrer each ran over the home plate        game was Cowboys winning, 5-0.            scored the only run for the Cowboys
bat, and out of those tries there were     one time. Kelsey Kolb made 14 outs          The next day was a hazy one for the      that game. The game was a loss for
only four hits, and Arien Rodemaker        at first base and Laken Rodemaker          Cowboys. They played Clear Lake           the Cowboys, 1-6.
scored the only run for Clarion-           made three on second. Right fielder
Goldfield/Dows. Kelsey Kolb, being         and center fielder, Taylor Bakker
the first baseman, took five WCLT
players out and Laken Rodemaker,
on second base, took out two. Lauren
                                           and Jenna Tegtmeyer, each had one
                                           put out. The Cowgirls set their mind
                                           and mastered their goal. They won
                                                                                      JV Cowgirls Results
March, Mackenzie Haupt, and Taylor         against the Lions from Clear Lake,          By Coach Dirksen                         can focus on the JV rolls and give the
Bakker each had one put out. Jenna         the score finishing 5, C-G/D, to 2,           The Cowgirl JV team has seen a         varsity players time to get ready for
Tegtmeyer created two outs in center       Clear Lake.                                lot of changes take place to the team     their game. Josie Sann has stepped
field.                                                                                since the beginning of the season,        in to take over at first base.
                                                                                      and we are now starting to figure           The beginning of the season saw
                                                                                      out who needs to be playing where         Laken Rodemaker in this spot, who

Cowgirl softball, three                                                               on the team, and they are starting to
                                                                                      show great improvement as players
                                                                                      start to figure out their roll.
                                                                                                                                was also playing second base on var-
                                                                                                                                sity. Josie does a good job on first
                                                                                                                                base for the Cowgirls. Early in the
                                                                                       The beginning of the season saw          season Josie also saw time in the out-
days and three losses                                                                 the Cowgirls being defeated by West
                                                                                       The Cowgirls then turned around
                                                                                                                                field and did some pitching for us.
                                                                                                                                  Second baseman is Abby Urness.
                                                                                                                                We have moved Brook Boyd from
 By Katie Hinkle                           four assists. Rohrer scored two runs       and beat Belmond 16 - 4. With losses      the outfield in to shortstop.     Tori
    On June 7, the Cowgirls played         this game, which happened to be the        to Hampton, Webster City and CAL,         Rosenbaum had been playing short
the Algona Bulldogs for the second         most, and she had one put out. Kolb        the JV seemed to be in a slump, until     stop for us but has since moved up to
time. This game, Clarion lost 7 -          and Laken Rodemaker each scored            going on the road to Humboldt where       the third base spot on varsity.
18. Arien Rodemaker pitched four           one run. Kolb, in fielding, had seven      they won, 5 - 2. Courtney Littlejohn        Carissa Brinkman is playing third
innings and Alex Johnson pitched the       put outs. Laken Rodemaker scored           has taken on the roll of pitcher after    base for us and is doing a great job.
other four. Rodemaker had one batter       the last run. She also created four        returning from two weeks off from         Carissa has really come around this
strike out and another six got a hit.      assists for the team. The total for        being sick. While Courtney was ill,       year. She has seen some varsity
Johnson earned seven runs and five         CAL-Latimer was 6 and C-G/D had            Alex Johnson stepped in as pitcher        playing time at this spot as well, as
batters got a hit. The game went on        4.                                         and did a great job for the Cowgirls!     we tried getting people all in their
for eight innings. Arien Rodemaker          After that game, the C-G/D                 Finding her home behind the plate,       right spots. In the outfield for the
had two runs for the night. Macoy          Cowgirls went to Humboldt to               after different trails, is sophomore      JV is Jessica Eittriem, Francis Kem,
Rohrer and Kelsey Kolb scored two          play the Wildcats. Yet another loss        Mia Urritia. This is a new spot           and Victoria Westfall. Lexy Leth-
runs each, and to finish it up Laken       for the Cowgirls; scoring was 4-9.         for Mia. We struggled with what           coe was playing in all different ar-
Rodemaker scored one run for the           Arien Rodemaker pitched the first          worked best behind the plate, and         eas on the JV team, as well as on the
total of seven. Rohrer played left         three innings and then Courtney            Mia said she would be willing to          varsity team, until her recent move
field and Kolb was the first baseman.      Littlejohn finished by pitching the        give it a try. I am not sure why Mia      to Nevada. She started out as the JV
Laken Rodemaker was the second             last four. Arien Rodemaker scored          has never caught before because she       catcher, then did some time at third
baseman and the third was occupied         the most runs for this game, scoring       is doing a good job. Hopefully she        base for both JV and Varsity, and also
by Carissa Brinkman. Kolb created          two. Lauren March, Rohrer, Kolb,           will stick with it and get some time      played some outfield on JV. Lexy
four put outs and Rohrer had one.          Mackenzie Haupt, and Laken                 in on the off season this year, as she    will be missed by the team. She was
Brinkman had one error and Arien           Rodemaker each scored one run.             has a lot of great potential.             one of those players who you could
Rodemaker had one assist. The final        Kolb and Laken Rodemaker both               The beginning of the season has          put any place and she knew how to
score was, Clarion-7 to Algona- 18.        hit the ball and were able to run to       seen a lot of our varsity girls play-     play the spot.
  The very next day, the Cowgirls          second base. Kolb also made seven          ing both JV and varsity. However,           Now that we are getting players in
traveled to CAL-Latimer for another        put outs and Laken Rodemeker had           after some time, and some practice        their spots, hopefully everything will
game. Arien Rodemaker pitched this         one put out and two assists. March         together, we have been able to put        start to fall in to place and we will
game also. She had seven strikeouts        and Taylor Bakker each had two put         together a team of good girls, who        see the JV continue to improve.
and six hits, also in fielding she added   outs to add to the total amount.

Wright County Courthouse News
  CLERK OF COURT                           + costs.                                   May 25, 2010 to Andrea Rae Jones,          Solid Rock Investments LLC to
  Barbara Ann Anderson of Belmond,           Hallie Ranee Pettit McClain of           Wright County, Iowa.                      Wright Rentals LLC (WD) 6-91-
speeding 30 in 20 m.p.h. zone 5-09-        Clarion, speeding 6-10 m.p.h. over          Male, Austin James Harms, born           24 NW; Lots 1 & 2 Blk 5 McKay’s
2010, $27 + costs.                         posted limit 5-05-2010, $27 + costs.       May 28, 2010 to Tracy LuAnn Harms         Addition to Clarion; Lot 18 N 32’
  Randy Alan Anderson of Clarion,            Richard Thomas McMahon of                Hoover, Wright County, Iowa.              W 11’ Blk 3, McKay’s Addition to
parking violation at Lake Cornelia         Latimer, speeding 45 in 35 m.p.h. zone      DEATHS                                   Clarion; Lots 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 & 24
Park boat ramp 5-31-2010, $13.50 +         5-19-2010, $27 + costs.                     Amy Deloris Johanson, age 89, of         Blk 3 – Deed in Lieu of forfeiture.
costs.                                       Andrew Leroy Menke of Eagle Grove,       Williams – February 12, 2010.              Homesales, Inc. to Richard G. and
  Juan Barcenes-Martinez of Clarion,
seat belt violation 5-14-2010, $33.75
                                           no current registration on vehicle 5-11-
                                           2010, $40.50 + costs.
                                                                                       Claude Calvin Smith, age 85, of Eagle
                                                                                      Grove – February 25, 2010.
                                                                                                                                Janice K. Koestner (WD) Lot 13 E
                                                                                                                                25’; Lot 14 W 50’ exc., Eagle Heights                This is your
+ costs.
  Eric Collins Barkema of Alexander,
speeding 65 in 55 m.p.h. zone 5-08-
                                             Donald Deitrich Mourlam of
                                           Belmond, speeding 6-10 m.p.h. over
                                           posted limit 5-11-2010, $27 + costs.
                                                                                       Christine Joan Walton, age 60, of
                                                                                      Dows – May 26, 2010.
                                                                                       Garrett Wade Roberts, age 15, of
                                                                                                                                Addition to Eagle Grove.
                                                                                                                                 Joel I. and Nicole Babcock to R.C.
                                                                                                                                and P.A. Souder (WD) Lot 10 Blk 16
2010, $27 + costs.
  Justin David Barkema of Belmond,
speeding 30 in 20 m.p.h. zone 5-08-
2010, $27 + costs.
                                             Joseph Nyanwleh of Brooklyn Park,
                                           Minnesota, speeding 20 m.p.h. over
                                           posted limit + $5 each mile 4-21-2010,
                                           $168.75 + costs.
                                                                                      Dows – June 1, 2010.
                                                                                       Deloris Vivian Abbott, age 89, of
                                                                                      Eagle Grove – June 7, 2010.
                                                                                                                                Original Addition to Eagle Grove.
                                                                                                                                 Robert and Ilene Kalkwarf to Kirby
                                                                                                                                L. and Rachelle R. Winter (WD) 23-
                                                                                                                                93-24 SW Parcel Letter A & B.
                                                                                                                                                                                       USE IT
  Htoo Baw of Storm Lake, speeding           Jose Francisco Portillo-Mendoza of        Alberto Grajales Colorado, age 23,        Gillie M. Campbell to Shirley Y                      We want your stuff
11-15 m.p.h. over posted limit 5-22-       Clarion, operating a motor vehicle         and Katelyn Michelle Goodrich, age        Overbaugh (WD) Lot 1, Lot 2 exc.                         in our paper!
10, $40.50 + costs.                        without a proof of liability 5-29-2010,    21, both of Eagle Grove – Issued June     S 16’ Blk 12 Liberty Addition to
  Ba Blu of Storm Lake, speeding 11-       $337.50 + costs.                           9, 2010.                                  Goldfield.                                             • Farm Photos
15 m.p.h. over posted limit 5-22-2010,       Ernan Primera of Dows, operating a        Jared Nicholas Burres, age 21, and        Thomas E. and Dorothea J. Lehmann                     • Short Stories
$40.50 + costs.                            motor vehicle without a valid driver’s     Kelsey Lynn Figurski, age 20, both of     Bock to Krista Hartwig (WD) 19-93-                     • Poems
  Eddie C. Booker of Franklin,             license 5-14-2010, $135 + costs.           Eagle Grove – Issued June 9, 2010.        23 SWFR.
Kentucky, speeding 11-15 m.p.h.              Brenton Michael Rink of Clarion,          Zachary Patrick Davis, age 24, and        SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT                                  • How-To Info
over posted limit 5-11-2010, $40.50 +      dark window/windshield violation           Stephen Tyler Crain, age 24, both of       *Any criminal charge listed is merely                 • Photos
costs.                                     5-09-2010, $20.25 + costs.                 Chicago, Illinois – Issued June 10,       an accusation and any defendant is                     • Long Stories
  Francis Chris Borway of Webster            Anthony Martin Rund of Decatur,          2010.                                     presumed innocent until and unless                     • Farm Reports
City, stop sign violation 5-10-2010,       Illinois, speeding 6-10 m.p.h. over         John Patrick Weishaar, age 32, and       proven guilty.                                         • Sports
$47.25 + costs.                            posted limit 4-30-2010, $27 + costs.       Amy Jo Tynan, age 25, both of Britt –      6-03-10: Dawn Marie Erhardt, age
  Frank Phillip Brocato of Ames,             Jaimes R. Santos of Belmond,             Issued June 14, 2010.                     42, of Eagle Grove – OWI and Child                     • Military “Shout-Out”
speeding 11-15 m.p.h. over posted          operating a motor vehicle without a         Jason Jo Morris, age 21, and Megan       Endangerment.                                          • Cleaning Tips
limit 5-09-2010, $40.50 + costs.           valid driver’s license 5-25-2010, $135     Christine Jessen, age 22, both of          6-04-10: A theft of a DeWalt cordless                 • Letters To The Editor
  Kristopher Alan Crabtree of Belmond,     + costs.                                   Goldfield.                                hammer drill with batteries was                        • Helpful Thoughts
speeding 30 in 20 m.p.h. zone 5-07-          Barrett North Schmid of Belmond,            PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS                  reported at 115 SE 1st Street, Clarion.                • Hobbies
2010, $27 + costs; speeding 5-14-          speeding 11-15 m.p.h. over posted           Fannie      Mae/Federal       National   The missing items were valued at
2010, $18.50 + costs.                      limit 5-09-2010, $40.50 + costs.           Mortgage Association to USA Rental        approximately $400-$600.
                                                                                                                                                                                       • Good Websites
                                                                                                                                                                                     *Excludes Holidays, Birthdays, Anniversaries,
  Andrea Renae Day of Humboldt,              Nathan Taylor Schoo of Eagle Grove,      Fund LLC (WD) Lot 6 Blk 3 Emerson’s        6-07-10: Dave Larsen of Belmond                      Weddings, Engagements and Obits *Subject
speeding 6-10 m.p.h. over posted limit     speeding 6-10 m.p.h. over posted limit     2nd Addition to Rowan.                    reported criminal mischief at 1644                   will be left to General Manager’s Discresion for
5-11-2010, $27 + costs.                    5-08-2010, $27 + costs.                     Daniel/Katarzyna Imach Julian to         Quincy Avenue, Belmond. Someone                       publishing *NO PERSONAL ADVERTISING
  Anthony M. Diaz-DeLeon of                  Theodore Smith, Jr. of Clarion,          Timothy A. and Tiffany L. Meyer           had entered the machine shed and
Springdale, AR, seat belt violation        no current registration displayed or       (WD) Lot 3 E 60’ Blk 9 Morse              drove the John Deere Gator 4 x 4 into
5-14-2010, $33.75 + costs.                 carried with vehicle 5-14-2010, $40.50     Brother’s Addition to Belmond.            a tree, causing $2,200 in damages to
  Sherrell Lanette Howers of Kansas        + costs.                                    David B. and Ardith A. Sutphen to        the machine.                                                   515-852-3344
City, Kansas, speeding 6-10 m.p.h.           Billy Lee Thomas of Eagle Grove,         Ardith A. Sutphen Revocable Trust,         6-08-10: A vehicle/deer accident was            
over posted limit 5-06-2010, $54 +         speeding 6-10 m.p.h. over posted limit     Ardith A. Sutphen, Trustee (WD) 36-       reported by Sarah Elizabeth Jensen
costs.                                     5-24-2010, $27 + costs.                    93-23 SE; 2-93-23 NWFR.                   of Eagle Grove as she was traveling
  Lawrence Eugene Guire of Ames,             Mark D. Torkelson of Eagle Grove,         Deborah D. and Mark Vance to Kelby       northbound on Highway #17.
speeding 1-5 m.p.h. over posted limit      trailer on roadway after dark 5-26-        Leroy Ryerson (WD) Lot 8 Blk 13            6-08-10: Randall Scott Wilkening,
5-03-2010, $13.50 + costs.                 2010, $13.                                 Original Addition to Eagle Grove.         age 45, of Clarion-drug/narcotic
  Brooke Nicole Hamby of Humboldt,           Randy Joseph Wooster of Eagle             Fred W. and Regina Madison to Ross       violation at 2288 Quincy Avenue.
seat belt violation 5-14-2010, $33.75 +    Grove, parking violation 5-24-2010,        A. and AbbyLynn H. Helgevold (WD)          6-13-10: An accident was reported by
costs.                                     $5 + $8 court costs.                       Lot 6, 7 and Lot 8 N 10’ Blk 8 Hewett’s   Austin Nicholas Loux of Eagle Grove.
  Mary Margaret Hodson of LuVerne,             BIRTHS-WRIGHT MEDICAL                  Park Addition to Eagle Grove.             He was operating his 2006 Pontiac
speeding 6-10 m.p.h. over posted limit              CENTER, CLARION                    Donald O. and Marjorie J. Shillington,   and stated he became distracted and
5-12-2010, $27 + costs.                      Male, Aiden Walter Andrew Merris,        Sarah Heilskov, POA to Elsie A. Hill      lost control of his vehicle, entered the
  Jose Islas of Clarion, stop sign         born May 20, 2010 to Gypsy Marie           (WD) Lots 1 & 2 Evans 3rd Addition        west ditch and struck a utility pole.
violation 5-26-2010, $47.25 + costs.       Mason and Joshua Andrew Merris,            to Clarion/Northfield Condo #1.           The vehicle sustained approximately
  Michael Liimatainen of Cloquet,          Wright County, Iowa.                        Jenenne D. White/ Ruby M.                $10,000 in damages and the driver
Minnesota, speeding 6-10 m.p.h. over         Male, Coleton Bradley Griffin, born      Thompson Sandy/Marvin G. and              was charged with Failure to Maintain
posted limit 5-04-2010, $27 + costs.       May 22, 2010 to Christina Elizabeth        Linda L. Charleston to Richard Mark       Control. The vehicle was registered to
  Ramiro Matul-Burgas of Clarion,          Griffin, Hamilton County, Iowa.            and Mary L. Echelberger (WD) 36-91-       Kelly Sue Jorgensen of Eagle Grove.
seat belt violation 5-14-2010, $33.75        Female, Olivia Justine Myers, born       23 NE.
6       Thursday, June 24, 2010                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dows ADvocAte
                                              YOUR FRIENDLY, HOMETOWN                                                                                            CAL softball wins three                                                            CAL baseball
                              DowS GRoCERy                                                                                                                       By Matt Pohlman
                                                                                                                                                                   The CAL softball teams’ past
                                                                                                                                                                 week has been dominated by rain.
                                                                                                                                                                 The Monday night game with
                                                                                                                                                                                                           out one. The Cadet offense was
                                                                                                                                                                                                           aided by six walks and five errors to
                                                                                                                                                                                                           finish the game in three innings. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Cadets had nine hits, all singles with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    drops two
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    By Matt Pohlman
                                        We Accept: WIC/EBT                                                                                                       Janesville was postponed to July          two each from Chelsey Yakel, Hanna        The CAL baseball squad managed
 515-852-4303                                                                                                       Mon.-Sat. 8 a.m.-6 p.m.                      5, at Janesville, as part of a varsity    Pals, and Abby Muhlenbruch, while        to get in two games last week with
 Dows, Iowa                                   Not responsible for copy or publishing errors                          CLOSED on Sunday                            doubleheader. The Friday night            Katie Johnson, Carley Christiansen,      the unpredictable weather. Tuesday,
                                                                                                                                                                 game at Clarksville was rescheduled       and Kendra Vanness had one hit           the team took on the Panthers of
                                                                                                                                                                 to Tuesday, Jul. 29, at Clarksville, as   each.                                    Corwith Wesley LuVerne, and
                           MEAT                                                                     Produce                                                      a varsity/junior varsity game. The
                                                                                                                                                                 Saturday tournament was delayed
                                                                                                                                                                                                             The second game Saturday
                                                                                                                                                                                                           found the Cadets matched up with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Wednesday they hosted conference
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    foe Dunkerton. The team struggled
 Heartland Farms                                                                 Summertime                                                                      by three hours in order to get the        Southeast Webster-Grand, and the         to get their offense started and put
 Boneless Blade Cut Chuck Roast, ................... $2.98 lb.                   Favorite Sweet Corn, ............................................10/$3          Latimer field dry enough to play,         Cadets managed a 10-5 victory. It        up significant offense in both games
 Johnsonville                    USDA CHOiCE                                     Whole                                                                           by then the event went forward as         was a hitter’s game, as the Cadets       and added two more losses to their
 Brat Patties, 16 oz., ................................................. $3.29   Cantaloupe, .........................................................$.58 lb.   planned.                                  had 12 hits and SEW-G had 11; but        record.
 Johnsonville                                                                                                                                                      Wednesday saw Dunkerton come            good defense by the Cadets with           Tuesday night, with CWL in
 Brats, 14-16 oz., asst. var., ....................................... 2/$5      Whole                                                                           to Latimer for a rematch from the         runners on base left SEW-G with          Alexander, the opposition put up
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                                                                                                                                                                 first game of the year. The game was      ten runners stranded. On offense,        three runs in the first inning, and the
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 Cloverdale Tangy                                                                                                                                                and the Cadets then playing catch         lead the offense, with four RBIs.        scored in each of the next four
 Summer Sausage, 28 oz., ........................................ $6.88                                                                                          up. With two runs in the third inning,    Kaitlyn Muhlenbruch had three            innings, without answer, from the
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                                                                                 Dermassage                                                                      The seniors, Carley Christiansen          each came from the bats of Katie         The game ended after five innings
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                                                                                                                                                                 and Lindsey Bruns, led the offense        Dirksen, Chelsey Yakel, and Katie        with CWL taking away the 15-4
                                                                                 Ajax Lemon or Lime                                                              with five hits. Carley had three hits     Johnson.       Carley Christiansen       victory. CAL managed their four
                                                                                                                                                                 including a walk off double that          handled the pitching chores striking     runs on three hits. One hit from Brett
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                                                                                                                                                                 drove in Lindsey who had just gotten      out three and walking only one for       Johnson, Kyle Vanness, and Alex
                                                                                 Oil Soap, 16 oz., ....................................................$2.29     her second hit of the night, with two     the game. The victories moved the        Dohrmann. Dohrmann’s hit came
 Van Camp’s                                                                                                                                                      out in the seventh. Shelby Rapp,          Cadets to a record of 9-7 for the        from a home run as one of his two
 Pork & Beans, 15 oz., ................................................ 2/$1                                                                                     Abby Muhlenbruch, Hanna Pals,             year.                                    runs in the game. Joel Johnson and
 Wishbone & Western
 Salad Dressings, 16 oz., asst. var., ............................ $2.29
                                                                                  Dairy & Frozen                                                                 and Kendra Vanness all had singles
                                                                                                                                                                 as well. Carley Christiansen handled
                                                                                                                                                                                                             This week for the Cadets include
                                                                                                                                                                                                           a busy week, with a home game
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Kyle Vanness scored the other runs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    for the squad. Vanness also stole two
 Maruchan                                                                        Cass Clay                                                                       the pitching giving up five hits, five    against Tripoli on Monday night.         bases. Pitching duties were handled
 Ramen Noodles, 3 oz., asst. var., ............................ 12/$3            AA Butter, 1 lb. qtrs., .............................................. $2.09    walks, and four strikeouts.               Wednesday the squad will be in           by Kyle Vanness and Eli Dohrmann.
                                                                                                                                                                   In the first game of the day,           North Tama, and Friday the squad         Vanness gave up 12 runs on eight hits
 Twizzlers                                                                       Totino’s                                                                        Saturday, the Cadets topped Northern      hosts Green Mountain Garwin.             and Dohrmann gave up two hits and
 Candy, 14-16 oz., asst. var., ....................................... $1.99     Pizza Rolls, 7.5 oz., asst. var., ...................................$1.39
                                                                                                                                                                 Iowa High School 14-0. NU High            Saturday the team will play in the       the remaining three runs. Vanness
 Ken Davis                                                                       T.J. Farms                                                                      managed only one hit off Shelby           South Hamilton Tournament.               was credited with the loss.
 BBQ Sauce, 18-18.5 oz., asst. var., ............................. $2.49         Frozen Veggies, 14-16 oz., asst. var.,..........................$.99            Rapp as she walked none and struck                                                  The following night the squad was
 Smuckers                                                                        Country Buy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    hoping to rebound and get their
 Grape Jelly, 32 oz.,................................................... $1.88   Ground Turkey Chub, 1 lb., ......................................$.99                                                                                              offense going, as Dunkerton came
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    to town. The visiting Raiders put up
 Hungry Jack
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    eight runs in the first inning with a
 Pancake Mix, 32 oz., asst. var., ................................. $1.99

 Hungry Jack
                                                                                    FRIENDLY SERVICE                                                                                                                                                lone run from the Cadets to answer.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dunkerton scored two more in the
 Micro Ready Syrup, 27.6 oz., .................................. $2.99

                                                                                      & LOW PRICES                                                                                                                                                  second and third innings with CAL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    answering with a pair of runs in
 Squeeze Mustard, 19 oz., ........................................ $1.49                                                                                                                                                                            the third inning. Dunkerton added
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    two more runs in the fifth inning to
 Del Monte
 Tomato Ketchup, 24 oz., ......................................... $1.00                                                    SHOP                                                                                                                    seal the victory by a 14-3 margin.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Joel Johnson, Alex Dohrmann, and
 Post Cereals, 11-20 oz., asst. var., ............................ $2.98                                                  LOCALLY                                                                                                                   Ben Fahrmann scored the three
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Cadet runs. Alex Dohrmann, Kyle
 Ghirardelli                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Vanness, and Brett Johnson were
 Gourmet Brownie Mix, 17-18.5 oz., asst. var., .......... 2/$5

 Krusteaz Muffin or Key Lime Bars Mix, asst. var., ... $2.29                     DOWS GROCERY                                                                                                                                                       credited with the team’s only hits.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Brett Johnson was credited three
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    runs batted in. Johnson was also the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    pitcher of record giving up 14 runs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    on 11 hits including five strike outs
                      NEWS FROM ThE hISTORIC DISTRICT                                                                                                                                                                                               in the loss.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     This week for the Cadets, include
By Velma Butt                                         Saturday. Three of us decided to get                 weather was cooperative for                                                                                                              a busy week with a home game
 July 1 is fast approaching, and an                   a bit of sightseeing done also, while                Alexander and Alden, so we pray                                                                                                          against Tripoli on Monday night.
e-mail from tourism that three laws                   we were in the area, so we took off                  that it will be likewise for Coulter                                                                                                     Wednesday the squad will be in
concerning traveling in vehicles will
become law then.
                                                      on Thursday morning. I can now
                                                      add the Mississippi Valley Welcome
                                                                                                           and all the other upcoming town
                                                                                                                                                                 Alexander Quasquicentennial                                                        North Tama, and Friday the squad
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    hosts Green Mountain Garwin.
 1. Persons 17 or under must use                      Center to my list of Welcome                          The Historical Society still have                    Alexander had a beautiful day to celebrate their quasquicentennial                 Saturday the team will play in the
passenger restraints when in the                      Centers I have visited. They were                    some needs, they will be having a                     over the weekend. Shown here is one of many floats in their                        Twin River Valley Tournament.
back seat of a vehicle.                               having good traffic coming in                        clean-up day in the Frye building,                    parade Saturday morning.
 2. Bans use of hand held electronic                  while we were there, so the bridge                   on Friday, Jun. 25. If you can lend
and entertainment devices while                       repair has not been too bad of a                     a hand, stop in. Still looking for a
driving.                                              detriment. Also, I got to meet Beth,                 small, easy to operate, cash register.
 3. Bans text messaging by all                        the new director. We also visited                    Dick has a solution, but a cash
motor vehicle drivers. Even though                    the Welcome Center in the Union                      register would be better. Someone
they promise to be lenient while                      Station, downtown, and crossed into                  to do some grant writing for us,
we are in the process of adapting                     Illinois for a bit. Had I been feeling               would also be welcome. Thank you
to these new laws, the sooner you                     better we might have been able to                    to Pat Lane who keeps our gardens
begin, the sooner you will adapt.                     see more, but the hotel bed, by late                 in meticulous condition.
Cooperation and abiding by the law                    afternoon was more inviting. The                      Additional members are also
makes life safer and easier living for                national convention of the LWML                      welcome and appreciated. Come
everybody.                                            will be in Peoria, IL, next June,                    July 1, our employees will be back
 Even though there was another                        which isn’t too much farther than                    to their 20 hours per week, so if you
stumbling block, I was able to make                   the Quad Cities, so I will be praying                can come in and volunteer, it will be
a trip in Iowa this past weekend, so a                that we can head down that way                       welcome.
bit of Visiting Iowa this week. The                   next June also.                                       We hope everyone on the Korner is
District convention of the Lutheran                    The only local community                            recovering and doing well, and until
Women’s Missionary League was                         celebrating this coming weekend,                     next time ‘keep rolling”.
held in Davenport on Friday and                       that I am aware, is Coulter. The

Opportunities for more Fair Fun at the
Franklin County Fair!
  Duct Tape Designs                                    Grab a partner and be ready to                      Information                                           Local Wright County volunteers honored with awards
  Want to discover the fashion                        prepare a dish using the ingredients in              Booth by noon,
designer in you? Find a partner and                   the “Mystery Bag”. Contestants are                   Friday, Jul. 16.
create a fashion accessory out of duct                to bring an electric skillet, a spoon,               The Cook off
tape at our competition on Sunday,                    and up to three condiments, (such as                 will be limited to
July 18, 1:00-3:00 p.m.! Teams                        catsup, jelly, chocolate syrup, etc.)                eight teams.
may consist of any combination                        At 1 p.m. participants will be given                  Clover Kids Exhibits
of two youth grades 7-12 and /or                      the “Mystery Bag” with various                        All children that participated in the
adults. Items created can include                     products included. Salt & pepper                     Franklin County Extension summer
wallets, purses, tote bags, hats,                     will be provided. Contestants will                   Clover Kids program will be eligible
visors, jewelry, belts, ties, etc. All                be given ½ hour to prepare a dish                    to bring up to 3 exhibits to the 4-H
items created must be appropriate                     using the ingredients given. Entries                 Exhibits Building on Wednesday,
and in good taste. Must pre-register                  will be judged on taste and best use                 Jul. 14, 9-11 a.m. Participants will
by July 2, call 641-456-4811.                         of products. A team may consist                      visit with a judge and will receive
  “Mystery Bag” Cook-off,                             of any combination of two youth                      a participation ribbon on their
  This will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday,              (age 13 and older) and/or adults.                    exhibits. Look for details to be sent
Jul. 17, 4-H Exhibits Building.                       You may pre-register at the 4-H                      home with your Clover Kid!

                                                                                                                                                                 Hail damage
                                                                                                                                                                 A hailstorm north of Rowan wiped out acres of corn and soybeans, as shown. Areas between
                                                                                                                                                                 Belmond and Clarion reported up to six inches of rain with the hail in last Friday’s storm.

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