Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on March 26, 1976 · Page 12
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Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 12

Carroll, Iowa
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Friday, March 26, 1976
Page 12
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New Addition to County Care Facility Will Be Ready Soon A $92,801.26 addition to the Carroll County Care Facility (formerly the county home) will be ready for full occupancy soon. - The addition includes a 22 by 24 foot recreation room, office, five bedrooms and two complete baths. The bedrooms, each with two beds, will increase the facility's capacity to 38. In addition to the construction, the facility had added to its staff. Mrs. Phill Squibb, Carroll, was named cook and Mrs. Gary Halbur, Roselle, was hired as housekeeper. Alphonse Nepple and Jack Eason were hired as security men. Mrs. Elmer (Rose) Daiker is the administrator of the facility and her husband is the farm manager. They are finishing their ninth year at running the home. Rounding out the staff are Frances Oswald, cook; Mrs. Millie Stangl, househkeeper, and Steve Daiker, extra help. The addition gives more space to the building which was built in 1937. The new construction is air conditioned. Other things done in 1975 at the care facility include painting, which goes on every year; installation of fluorescent lights on the first floor, and the addition of a door alarm system so the Daikers are alerted whenever someone leaves the building at night. The former office in the old building was converted into a bedroom when the office facilities moved to the new section. Mrs. Daiker said they hope to remodel the kitchen in the future and a paved drive around the home is planned for this spring. New beds were purchased for the dormitory rooms in the old building in 1974. The facility runs "just about at capacity all of the time," Daiker said. Not many residents leave the facility. Thirteen of the residents are out-patients of the Clarinda Mental Health Institute. Three have been in the Woodward or .Glenwood hospital-schools for mentally retarded persons. The rest of the residents "just have no place else to go," Mrs. Daiker said. "Some would rather be here than in a nursing home." Residents at the former county home do not just sit around. One man, for instance, raises rabbits for a hobby. A large number of ducks make their homes at the facility, providing entertainment for residents year around. A pool table purchased for the Daiker children now serves the residents in the new recreation room. Jigsaw puzzles, coloring, books and other activities occupy residents' time too. Many of the persons like to watch soap operas on television and about 10 have their own radios, the Daikers said. Whenever a Carroll ball team's game is broadcast, a large group is clustered around a radio. Broadcast baseball games are popular during the summer. The United Methodist Women hold a birthday party once a month. Mrs. Daiker said. They provide a lunch. Most area churches and many other groups visit the facility or provide things the residents can use. However, more items are needed for the recreation room such as playing cards, a shuffle board court, pin ball Wa-tan-ye Objective is Service "Service" is the byword of the Carroll Wa-tan-ye club. It is composed of 25 business and professional women. The association of Wa-tan-ye Clubs, Inc., is the oldest women's service club in Iowa. It was organized in March, 1921 by Marie Barlow at Mason City. The Carroll club was chartered in 1939 and is in District 2 of the Association. In trying to live up to its goal to stimulate and provide opportunities to be of service, the club has participated in many activities this past year. Members provided sandwiches for the crippled children's clinic and cardiac clinic. Lap ropes and pillows were made for local nursing homes and members also visited residents of the nursing homes and shut-ins. Halloween favors and May baskets were delivered to about 70 shut-ins in Carroll. The club made monetary donations to the Heart Fund, Tlm«« Herald, Carroll, la. * Friday, March 26, 1976 4 lllllM*tMMt«M*MtlltttM»«l«lllttt*IMtMtlMtl machines, more jigsaw puzzles and other articles. Two relatively new television sets, one color and one black and white, are in the facility's two TV rooms. Residents range in age from 89 to 43, with many of them in their late 50s, the Daikers said. Carroll County Association for Retarded Citizens, the Friends of the Library, Cancer Fund and similar local fund drives. They also contribute to the work of the Christian Home, Council Bluffs. As a fund raising project, the members sell pecans and walnuts every November. Additional funds are raised through a Birthday Bank and a door prize at each meeting. Wa-tan-ye is open to women employed or engaged in business or professions. The local club members will be attending their district meeting in Laurens in April. They will assist in hosting the association convention in Fort Dodge in October. President for the 1976-77 year is Mrs. Augusta Bartosh. Other officers are: Mrs. L.J. Greteman, vice president; Neoma Hagge, secretary, and Mrs. Keith Eason, treasurer. ^ ••WMMP --••••••^I^^B^^^B^-—^^^^^^ni^^k__ - • - ... .-jn-aiHMMuii^B^^H^^HM^B^^Hi^MMMaBBiMM^ ifl Visit Schroeder's « New Decorator Showroom You'll find everything you need to decorate your home or office in Schroeder's new decorating showroom. Hundreds and hundreds of carpeting samples, plus draperies and accessories to provide you with the finest selection possible. Whatever your decorating needs, whether it be a single room or entire home, for*business establishments, churches or schools, Schroeder's can meet your decorating needs. Quality installation work by skilled craftsmen is assured at Schroeder's. For your floor covering needs, give Schroeder's a try. We will be happy to give you a free, no obligation estimate. • Carpeting by Lee's, Milliken, Gulistan, Firth, Viking, Burlington House, Ozite, Jorges, & Galloway • Linoleum by Armstrong & GAP • Draperies • Formica • Wall Paper • Congoleum And remember . . . Schroeder's Carpet and Decorating is also the dealer for the complete line of Glidden Paints, including Spred Satin, judged best in overall performance by a leading paint testing laboratory. Sorry Sears, Sherwin-Williams, Dutch Boy, Lucite and PPG. Schroeder Carpet and Decorating 5 792-9449 Downtown Carroll jl THE CARROLL COUNTY CARE FACILITY'S new 22 by 24 foot recreation room is shown in use. The room is part of an addition which included five bedrooms, an office and two complete bathrooms. The $92,801.26 addition was -Staff Photo financed by the county through revenue sharing funds. Shown at left is the facility's farm manager Elmer Daiker. Farm Bureau Membership Coal Set at 1,418 Carroll County Farm Bureau membership now stands at 1,313 with the county goal of 1,418 expected to be reached soon, according to Harold Bergman, regional manager. The county's share of the 137,127 member goal was set at 1,379. Volunteer workers and leaders are currently contacting potential members. The independent, non-governmental organization of farm, ranch and other agriculturally related families, strives to improve the net income of farmers and ranchers in the county, Bergman said. The main thrust of the bureau is to identify problems of the agriculture industry and to achieve educational improvements, economic opportunity and social advancement. ; .,,,,.,. , -., . The entire income of the county organization is locally financed with voluntary annual dues of~$24 per member. Rental of the meeting room and office space of the Farm Bureau building located at Eighth and Simon Streets supplements the income. The county Farm Bureau Board of Directors is the administrative unit of the county organization. Six county officers and 16 township directors comprise the board. Officers are: Laverdos Onken, Lidderdale, president; Jim Dentlinger, Glidden, vice-president; Mike Stitz, Carroll, secretary; Tom Collison, Arcadia, treasurer; Lawrence Wittry, Arcadia, voting delegate, and Mrs. Frank (Deah) West, Glidden, county women's committee chairman. Directors by townships are: Arcadia, Elmer Noelck; Eden, Harold Heithoff; Ewoldt, Herb Bruhn; Glidden, Verlin Danner; Grant, Ray Free; Jasper, Lawrence Seeden ; Kniest, Gary Hackett; Maple River, Joe Brinker; Newton, Daniel Hoffman; Pleasant Valley, David Heithoff; Richland, vacant; Roselle, Ervin Behrens; Sheridan, Eugene Hoffman; Union, Don Wanninger; Washington, John Sibbel, and Wheatland, Richard Graber: . The county voting delegate, Wittry, is the liaison and voting officer between the county Farm Bureau and the state organization, the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation. watchdog on issues such as domestic food programs, pesticide control legislation, farm chemical usage and clean water. Specific positions on each , issue may be obtained by inquiring at the Farm Bureau office. The annual meeting was held at the Carroll High School auditorium last October, with a free ham supper for all members. About 750 members attended. The meal was prepared by the county Farm Bureau Women. ;, The women's committee supports the organization. They also present programs of interest to women. The committee sponsors a scholarship selection program and an annual foreign food dinner for local foreign exchange students. Standing committees of the Farm Bureau are selected by the president and the board. These committees do much of the work and carry out a large portion of the program. Co'mmittees are membership, legislative, national policy, local affairs, environmental resources, public relations, young members, executive, budget and commodity and marketing. Services Farm Bureau members receive are: a complete line of insurance and mutual funds, farm products including petroleum, fertilizers, propane, feed and chemicals; tires and batteries, beef improvement corporation (cattle procurement), electronic farm records and group health insurance through Blue Cross-Blue Shield. Representatives from each of the county units make up the voting delegation of the state organization. They make the final determination of state legislative policy after careful consideration of the proposed resolutions from all counties. The state offices have relocated in West Des Moines at 5400 University Ave., near the junction of Interstates 80 and 35. The offices were formerly found at seven different sites in downtown Des Moines. ha y.e t.Jj e opportunLty?,to develop"policy on agricultural issues each.year through the policy development "opinionnaire" process. About 300 members completed these forms last fall. Farm Bureau takes a position on these issues at the national and state level: Monetary spending and tax policies; land use planning, fuel and energy needs, government farm programs, . promotion of agricultural commodities, international affairs, land assessment, public school and road financing. Also, property tax limitations, housing codes, farmer financial'protection of livestock and grain sales and corporate farms. They are the HOME FEDERAL SAVINGS AND LOAN of Denison opened a branch office in Carroll in mid-March to become the second savings and loan institution in the -Staff Photo city. The new office is located in the west end of Thomas Plaza, at the corner of Carroll and Fourth streets. Jim White is office manager. General Electric, Carroll, Progress "Progress for People" is a firm commitment of the. General Electric Company. Progress in providing jobs. Progress in working to serve national markets with the finest timers for cooking ranges. Progress for the growing community. Two years ago the Carroll Operation of GE's Appliance Control Products Department settled here because they found a community dedicated to growth and improvement, and the kind of people who could make things happen. And today everyone shares in the sustained work to make tomor- [pw even better. Progress for People GENERAL© ELECTRIC GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY APPLIANCE CONTROL PRODUCTS DEPARTMENT CARROLL OPERATION, IOWA

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