Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on March 26, 1976 · Page 31
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Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 31

Carroll, Iowa
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Friday, March 26, 1976
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Three Social Service Organizations Serve Carroll County and Area There are three social service offices in Carroll. They the Iowa Department of Social Services, the Carroll County Office of the Iowa Department of Social Services with Carroll County General Relief Program and Catholic Charities. The biggest change in the overall operation of the Iowa Department of Social Services 2 Leaders Picked for Boy Scouts Mike Benton, Carroll, was elected to serve as the 1976 district chairman of the Manteno Boy Scout District. He took office at the January District Committee Meeting held in Missouri Valley, succeeding'Ray Buman, Harlan. Shari Grouse, Carroll was appointed activities chairperson for 1976. She has been active as a den leader and den leader coach of Pack 113 prior to her appointment. The Manteno District is made up of Carroll, Crawford, Shelby and Harrison Counties. The district is a member of the Mid-America Council, made up of 14 Iowa and Nebraska districts, with service center in Omaha. Scouting has three age-level programs which are cub' scouting for boys,8-10, scouting for boys 11-18 and exploring for high school men and women. The cubs are organized into packs and dens meeting weekly. Webelos (We'll be loyal Scouts) is a special program for 10-year-old boys. Webelos • is oriented toward the outdoors and preparing membership for entrance into a scout troop at age 11. Boy Scouts are organized into troops and patrols, meeting weekly. Explorers are organized into posts which meet once or twice a month and have a Welcome Wagon Civic, Cultural Unit The Welcome Wagon Club of * Carroll is aTCivic antfcultural group composed of newcomers to Carroll and new mothers who have received a Welcome Wagon call. It provides an immediate opportunity to become acquainted with others in changing situations and to participate in community activities through a structured program. The club was organized in November, 1973. It meets the first Monday of the month at the hospital cafeteria. There are 40 active members and two advisory members, Mrs. Tom Kruse and Mrs. Richard White. Present officers are: president, Mrs. Jim Workman: first vice president, Mrs. Richard Say lor; second vice president. Mrs. Paul Knapper; secretary, Mrs. Robert Ahmann; treasurer, Mrs. Pat O'Donnell and historian, Mrs. Donald Isaak. located in the Professional Center on North West Street is the implementation of the case data system in September, according to District Administrator Richard Philpot. The system provides direct access to the State Department of Social Services computer in Des Moines through the use of a scope terminal located in the Carroll program reflecting the special interest of the post. Members need not have a background in scouting and girls are a part of the program. New explorer posts are: Law Enforcement Post 106, sponsored by the Carroll Police Department, Les Butler, explorer adviser (EA); Medical Post 104, sponsored by St. Anthony Regional Hospital, Dr. Robert Christensen, EA, and High Adventure Post 120, sponsored by the Carroll Jaycees, Leon Riesberg and Doyle Beeber, EAs: The District Award of Merit' was presented to John Hannasch and Theresa Soyer, den leader in pack 100, both of Carroll, for outstanding service at the annual district recognition dinner in Denison, last October. A spring camporee is planned for April 23-25 at Camp Manteno near Defiance. The Scout Bicentennial In the past two years, the club has donated $50, or 12 books, to the Carroll Public Library, $50 for toys to a day care center, and $100 to the pediatric department of the hospital. This year's civic project has not been decided yet. Members also formed a craft club which meets on separate evenings and a bridge club meets monthly. GIVES FLOWERS SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) In honor of the United States' Bicentennial, The Netherlands and the Holland flower-bulb industry presented this city with more than 20,000 hyacinths. The gift was part of seven million bulbs for public parks and gardens in 100 United States cities. BOOK AWARDS NEW YORK (AP) — The Religious Books Awards will be co-sponsored in 1976 by the Catholic Press Association and the Associated Church Press. They were previously given by the CPA. Awards will be made ,in 10 categories and the winning books will be announced May 5. office. This has made it possible to update information in the computer daily with much improved service to clients as a result. Philpot is one of 16 professionals now directing the department's programs across the state. He is responsible for coordinating and overseeing the implementation of all community service programs exposition will be held in Denison at the Crawford County Fairgrounds, May 2. Also, a Scout Bicentennial camporee will be held at Camp Cedars in Fremont, Neb., Oct. 15. A Cub Day Camp will be held in Carroll in June. Three long-term camps for Boy Scouts, Webelos Cub Scouts and Explorers are operated by the council. Camping facilities are located near Griswold, Defiance, Little Sioux and Fremont. Two weeks of an explorer coed camp will be held at the Little Sioux Scout Ranch in June. Carroll Cub packs include: Pack 100, sponsored by the Holy Name Society, Holy Spirit Church, Dr. 'Robert Christensen, cubmaster; Pack 102, St. Lawrence Church, Linus Goblirsch and Pack 113, First United Methodist Church, Merlin Govig. Local boy scout troops are: Troop 102, sponsored by St. Lawrence Church, Leon Riesberg, scoutmaster; Troop 105, American Legion, Ray Gorham, scoutmaster, and Troop 120, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Doyle Beeber, scoutmaster. Operating income for the council comes from three basic sources. United Ways and Community funds, as in Carroll provide about '30 per cent of the income. The Council Trust Fund provides 24 per cent and the annual sustaining membership, the remaining 46 per cent. Flower and Garden Club in 35th Year The Flower and Garden Club expects to view several films available from the Carroll County Extension •Service in its 1976 program series. Individual members plan their own programs for the monthly meetings. The club has a membership of 13 women. Mrs. Rose Meiners is president of the club which is in its 35th year. Meetings are held the fourth Wednesday of each month except August and a luncheon is traditional during Christmas time. During the past year, the group has had programs on such subjects as wild flowers, pruning and caring for evergreens, rock gardening and a Christmas film. The club women continue in their efforts to keep their communities beautiful by applying knowledge gained through club programs in landscaping their yards and sharing experiences with others. in Carroll, Sac, Guthrie, Greene, Audubon and Crawford Counties. Also, he is responsible for the administration of all community service programs of the local department including adult, family and children's service programs, and maintenance programs operated from the county's office. Others include parole, community correctional services and related special programs of the department. Philpot said he is concerned with evaluation of on-going social programs, identifying areas that need increased programs and developing staff needs and skills. • Expanded areas of service for the past year and next year has been the primary change. All six counties now have homemaker-health aide services with the current expansion to Sac and Guthrie Counties'. The office added an adult service specialist and two protective service workers to improve services to adults and children. Child support recovery services can now serve non-assistance families as well as public assistance families. The office has been involved during the past year in assisting in the relocation of 12 Indochinese families in the district. Public meetings were held in April, August and December for service planning in the district. The meetings were to provide for local citizen input in determining priorities of needs and the extent of funding for services in the district. A copy of the statewide and district proposal for fiscal Tlmet Herald, Carroll, la. Friday, March 76, 1976 We've become a Product of our Association with Good Nantes... Carroll County Real Estate Owners. 1 Names are our business. Recording accurately the names pertaining to the ownership of real estate establishes the history or "chain or title" to your property. We search, analyze, sort, crosscheckand index. Of course, this is just part of what we do for you. Deeds, mortgages, releases, affidavits, court dec reesand many other record- edinstrumentsmustbeinvestigated. So when purchasing real estate, insist on an abstract of title by Security Title and Investment Company, a member of the American Land Title Association. Security Title and Investment Co Wayne Harmening Archie Gietz Alice O'Brien 1 19 West 6th St., Carroll, Iowa " A C o m p I e t e L a n d T i 11 e PI a n t" year 1976-77 will be published in the major area newspapers in the state during April, 1976.. Public hearings will follow, resulting in the finalized plan, for 1976-77. Not all citizens have been knowledgeable as to the need for their input if local service needs are to be met, according to Philpot. The other social service office is the Carroll County Office of the Iowa Department of Social Services and the Carroll County General Relief Program located at 603 N. Adams St. This office administers the state department's programs in Carroll County. Jim Krambeer, director of the local office, said, "We have finally reached the stage of a full staff where we can offer full services to the county." Krambeer administers and supervises the overall operation of the Carroll County office. The service unit personnel include: Renee Madsen, adult services worker; Cathy Weber, family and children services worker, and Gary Giese, protective services worker, who was recently . hired. Ms. Madsen provides social services to elderly, handicapped and mentally retarded. She is also involved in counseling evaluation and placement. Mrs. Weber provides counseling in family and home management, employment and vocational training. She also handles foster care and adoptions. Giese 1 investigates child abuse and child neglect cases. He works on follow-up ..counseling also. He was hired several months ago. The homemaker health aide program ''provides homemaking services designed primarily to keep the Elderly in their own home who might otherwise need to go to •a nursing or custodial home." Polly Miller is the supervisor. Other staff members are Dorothy Kerper, Kathy Schechinger, Darlene Rasmussen, Clara Grim, Donna Slaybaugh, Florence Huegerich and Lois Beyerink, all homemaker aides. The income maintenance staff "determines eligibility for aid to families of dependent children, financial assistance for health care facilities and food stamps." They also "determine the amounts of public assistance, conduct home studies and periodic reviews to determine continued eligibility for public assistance." Mary Klocke is the supervisor. Other staffers are Carol Bass and Kris Warnke. Sharon Carlson is the lead clerical worker with Pat Fleshner and Jean Daniel making up the rest of the staff. Catholic Charities, located at 211 West Fourth St., is a multi-functional family, individual adult and child social agency. The agency, a non-sectarian organization, exists to serve the needs of all persons in the Carroll area. Persons are not refused service because of their religious preference. Those wishing help in any problem areas of their life are asked to contact the office. The agency, headed by Bill Kersting, attempts to alleviate family dysfunction in the areas of parent-child relationship, marital relationships, unwed pregnancies, alcoholic or drug abuse or any other problem areas. Catholic Charities provides counseling, referral to other social services and takes an advocacy role in assuring a client is provided with the appropriate social program. The local office has been in operation now for over one year. During 1975, 16 children have received care in foster homes through the office. These children were from the area who needed foster care because of difficulties they were having at home. The office has worked with 12 foster homes during 1975. The most heavily used service is family and individual counseling. More than 72 families or individuals used counseling services at Catholic Charities during 1975. Because of support to the office by United Way and the Sioux City Diocese, these families often times paid very little or nothing for their counseling. When a family is able to pay for the assistance they receive, this is worked out on a scale taking into consideration income and family size. Most often, the problems families face involve a lack of communication existing between one or two members. In the counseling process, it is shown that the expression of feelings is a healthy part of solid family functioning. The office has counseled 16 girls who were pregnant out-of-wedlock during 1975. This work involved helping them arrive at the decision they had to make concerning their child's future and counseling with the father. Unwed parents service focuses on the needs of both parents when an unwed pregnancy is the problem. The person who is named as the father of the child must be involved in the planning for the child's future, because of U.S. Supreme Court decisions. The adoption preparation service is closely associated with the unwed parents' program. Couples who are not biologically able to have their own children are offered a series of instructions regarding the needs .of children and their own abilities to provide for those needs. Upon approval by Catholic Charities, the couples are put on a waiting list and are placed with a child when he becomes available. Ten couples were placed with children and 13 others were involved with the adoption program of the office in 1975. A Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.) program is planned for March. 1976, said Kersting. The course will be an eight-week, three-hour per week class with Kersting as the instructor. P.E.T. class will try to improve communication between parents and children, Kersting said. The site for the class is undetermined. Catholic Charities is supported by United Way, client fees, purchase of services and subsidy from the Sioux City Diocese. Carroll Fabric Care Draws Many to City Carroll Fabric Care, Inc., opened its doors in early June with all-new coin-operated washers and dryers and professional dry-cleaning service in its U.S. 30 west location. "I've been real impressed with the usage of the place," said owner Jim Stock of Lake View. Customers come not only from Carroll, but Arcadia, Breda, Manning, Glidden and even Coon Rapids, he added. The 40 by 75 foot building has 40 top-loading Speed Queen machines with stainless steel tubs, costing 35 cents a load. It has four large front-loading machines and a "superlarge" washer, Stock said. Twenty gas-operated Speed Queen dryers (10 cents a load) also are in the building. A soft water system cuts down on the detergent needed, in many cases up to one-third, Stock said. All washers have selectors for permanent press or gentle cycles and a water temperature selector. Dryers also have fabric and temperature selectors. Piped-in AM-FM music and free'coffee is also-featured' during- business hours,-.uihich are from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week. An attendant is on duty at all times, Stock said. Mrs. Howard (Irene) Klahn is the business manager. There are two other employes. The dry-cleaning section of the business has steaming equipment, Stock said. "We offer a much reduced cost to the public for as good a service because of the latest (dry cleaning) equipment we are using," Stock said. ALWAYS At Your SERVICE TODAY And In The £ TOMORROWS To COME! Serving the Carrolland Area for 27 Years! VACUUM CLEANER SALES - SERVICE & REPAIR NEW - USED - REBUILT ALL MAKES LARGE SELECTION OF PARTS HOSES-BELTS-BRUSHES BAGS ETC. RUTTEN'S VAC SHOP SANIT1ZOR EUREKA SVR 4000 KIR BY ROYAL MANY MORE Corner Main & Hwy. 30 Carroll — 792-3247 •;«• >;»;••, aMt&aMKaMK 'MtKimfi :*»!< >»>•• XHH&SBK ;•»> •»> COOP COOP (COOP COOP COOP COOP CD OP COOP PROGRESSING with the AREA WE SERVE! CARROLL Cooperative Company <~>s-> COOP Above, is the NEW SITE of the FERTILIZER BLENDING PLANT, also behind blending plant will be an ANHYDROUS AMMONIA PLANT! Above, Carroll Co-op is planning (f< this summer a NEW WAREHOUSE ^ and OFFICE SPACE also located at (| our NEW SITE! /§• I We Are Looking Forward to the \ \ Future In Carrolland and Many More \ [Years of Service to Our Customers!, CARROLL •)£< Hwy. 30 West Best deal in the country 792-9705

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