The Muscatine Journal from Muscatine, Iowa on November 14, 1980 · 11
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The Muscatine Journal from Muscatine, Iowa · 11

Muscatine, Iowa
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Friday, November 14, 1980
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Muscatine, Iowa, Journal Friday, Nov. 14, 1980 11 e inn (Driiiur. j&Sw&&&teW -eK tillS -Aic Gifted, talen ted slate . . - - - - . , .. - -. . r,- --- , .u- . . . 5 t . . , ' J T" " By PEGGY STOTT Journal correspondent MORNING SUN Next year's Morning Sun school curriculum will include a gifted and talented program, superintendent Fran DavisT reported to school board members Thursday night. . :z The program will be 75 state-funded and involve 3 of the total school enrollment in grades K-12. Karen Minnis, who-helped Davis plan the program, will teach the special class. Basis for student involvement in the program Will be "strictly academic, Davis stressed, and will not include the arts. Six Morning Sun boys made the all-conference football teams, Davis also. reportedtermingihelac xomplishment a fine showing for a . team with no. wins this year. Next . year Morning Sun will compete in a new conference oi more closely aligned schools. Twenty-two boys " have already signed up for next year's team, Davis reported. - rr Formal resignation was accepted, by 15-year veteran bus mechanic and grounds keeper Art Carpenter, effective Jan. 1. Board members agreed to place an ad in the9 paper for a qualified replacement as soon as possible. The school is also seeking a CETA worker replacement. Public open house for the microwave project was set for Tuesday, Nov, 18, 7:30-9 p.m. All four schools, Wapello, Waco, Winfield and Charges filed after Louisa Goiinty mishap WAPELLO A charge of failure to maintain control was filed against a rural Columbus Junction youth Tuesday, after he was involved in a one-vehicle accident in Letts. According. to the. Louisa County. Sheriff's office, Ethan T. Crist, 16, apparently entered a curve on Chestnut Street too fast and lost control of the car he was driving. - Crist was not injured In the mishap. The auto he was driving, owned by Fred W. Bieri, Letts, sustained an estimated $500 damage. Break-in reported "' . . Mrs. Argene, Bonnickson, Grand-view, reported to the Louisa County Sheriff's office Thursday, that someone had broken into the shed on her residence and stolen a number of traps. Value of the traps was estimated at $120. ' ' Meetings Buffalo Prairie Buffalo Prairie Masonie Lodge.: will hold the annual Past Masters Night on Monday, Nov. 17. A fish supper will be held at 5 p.m. and the third degree at 8 p.m. ''Harvest and Holidaywith a Touch of Savings"js the topic of . four weeklyclasses beginning Nov. 18, sponsored by the Univer-sity of Illinois cooperative extension service' and the Outreach program of the Church of Peace, Rock Island. . Classes, to be held in the social rooms of the church, will be taught by Lois T. Mitchell, extension advisor in home economics, and Orenta Boden, extension community worker. They include? Wersdpntmls Buffalo Prairie . The senior citizens soup supper, sponsored by Reynolds Community Post 1166 and Auxiliary, was attended by 90 persons on Sunday. . Commander Gerald Carter welcomed the guests and Mary Kay, Carter presented each one with a crocheted orange and brown turkejMaverr - - Myrna Rae Dance Studios pupils presented eight acts. Robert E. McAdam read an article entitled, It's -Great to Grow Old." ' Prizes of cor sages and boutonnieres were awarded for the birthday nearest Nov. 9 to Miriam Johnston, Reynolds, and Charlesrteasuref. rninguniU;be3roajlcaling that evening. Nov. 16-22 is National Education Weekr - . English instructor Sarah Wilkins was granted board approval for tentative plans to escort a group of area students on an educational trip to Europe in April. Wilkins was also approved as an applicant for the Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program. , .. Music boosters were sent a letter of appreciation last' week for a new piano donated to the music department. Other new equipment in the music room includes a stereo that can be used to tape students. . Night lights' atop the school" building damaged by vandals are now cder repair, Paris reported, and the - for 12 feet as a safey precaution. In other business, the January board meeting was set for Jan. 19; parent teacher-conferences held last-week were reported successful; three board members will attend the ,JASRmeeting in Des Moines next week; a dinner for retired treasurer Jack Smith was discussed; two students, Deb Metzgar and ' Joel - Weber, were nominated by music teacher, Diane Yaeger, for state honors. Other discussion included in an increase of over $1,000 this year in a state school audit; payment for an energy audit; and a disputed bill with Mount Pleasant electric company. The sheriff's office is also investigating the theft of a boat trailer from Klum Lake sometime Thursday. r Jim Bartenhagen, Rt. 6, Muscatine, reported to the sheriff's office that he had tied his trailer to a post and when he returned it was gone. ' Estimated value of the trailer was $100. . Conservation board- -tolmeet-Thursda1 The Muscatine County Conservation Board will ,meet in regular session at 7:30, Thursday, Nov. 20, in the 'supervisors' room of the Muscatine County Courthouse. Agenda items include 1981 cropland bids, native grasses program, and a preliminary budget discussion. Nov. 18, "Be Thrifty with Nutrition"; Nov. 25,, "Give Gifts from Ihe Kitchen"; Dec. 2, "Save Energy in the Kitchen"; and Dec. ' 9r "Make Something with Your Hands." All sessions will be held from 9:15-11:15 a.m. Wilton Purity chapter, No. 365, Order of Eastern Star, will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Novr 17; at Wilton Masonic Temple. Past matrons and past patrons will be honored. Purity past matrons will meet at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, for luncheon at the Masonic Temple. Schnier, Illinois City; for closest anniversary, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Bieri, Taylor ' Ridge. Door prize begonias went to Marvin Lloyd of Buffalo Prairie, and Miriam Johnston, Reynolds. Vials of Life were presented by the Mercer" Co. Farm Bureau Women. ' Joy The Zions League of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints elected the following officers for the coming year: Richard Shotwell, president; Daryl Mclntire, vice president; JSharon Shotwell, - secretary -and Mike Thede r " " ' t I I f I t - - i . Oui-withSthe in with the new t The new .Tri-County bridge opened up about three weeks ago, after construction work was speeded by low water; levels this weekend. Louisa, Johnson and Washington counties each contributed $100,000 to the cost of the bridge, with federal agencies coming up with the rest of the $700,000 cost a price tag that figured to about $1,000 for each foot of the bridge's 700' length. 1 The new bridge takes the place of three . ..structures " built around the turn of the century: the Hoben bridge in north Louisa 1 County, which has been closed for about a decade, the Dvorak bridge downstream from the new structure, and the Mahollic bridge (right) between Washington and Johnson V counties. The Dvorak bridge has been removed, and work is progressing on removal of the Mahollic structure. West Libertyrtalks reach WEST LIBERTY - The West Liberty school board and the West ' Liberty Education Association Thursday reached a tentative agreement on a master contract for 1981-82 that boosts teachers' base salary by $900. At a negotiation session Thursday night, the two groups settled on a contract including a base salary of $12,000, up from $11,100. Teachers conceded a contested" continuing education requirement in final discussions Thursday. Earlier proposals ' asked - exclusion of the district's policy requiring six hours of college credit every five years. Teachers said the state requirement of six hours every 10 years should replace this stipulation However, the; item is termed "permissive" by the Public Employment Relations Board, which states 4-H club news- Lake Lucky Charms The Lake Lucky Charms 4-H club held its November meeting at the home of Laura and Wendy Brown. Roll call was "What I Want for Christmas,'' with the girls drawing names for a Christmas exchange. The pledge of allegiance was led by Amy Bertotti and the 4-H pledge by Laura Brown. Members on the program committee are to meet at the home of Lets Lindle on Nov.1 15, at 10 a.m. Plans were made for members to attend "The Sound of Music" at Circa 21 on Dec. 31.' The club's next meeting will be held Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. at the home of Leta Lindle. - Sweetland Sunshine Sweetlahd Township held its extension election at the SweeUand' Methodist Church on Monday evening. Sweetland extension council representative Bob Carlson presided .over the meeting. ... Reports were given by 4-H leaders Mrs? Wendy Sywassink, Sweetland Sunshine, and Bill Peterson, ; SweeUand Royal Busters. , " Dwight Glenney, chairman of the county youth committee, presented members with awards-. ' Receiving gold seals -on 1979-80 record books were Anne McCullough, did it could be submitted for mediation, which would follow an impasse in school talks. A continuing education requirement may not be considered during further negotiation steps of fact-finding and arbitration. Teacher spokesman Wayne Johnson told board negotiator Ned Barry that rather than submit all items to mediation as unsettled, they would allow inclusion of the continuing education requirement in the contract. . , The major change in the contract was in the area of salary, while other proposals included expansion of the one personal leave day to include all absences except recreational or work stoppage, and modification of the health insurance provision to allow changing insurance companies if both negotiating parties agree. Staff reduction guidelines were Dawn Zachery, Lair Kopf, Debbie Shoppa, Lynn Duncan, Lisa Hoben, Carolyn Schneider, Tracy Burmeister, Julie Graham, Janelle Kopf, Lori Shoppa, Susie McCullough, Lorri Fry, Beth Rose, Rachelle Schneider, "Jeannie Fry," Amy Bohling, Debbie Buchele, Becky Broders, Rebecca Ball, Liz Herman, Diane Sywassink, Kay Hetzler. New 4-H members receiving 4-H gate signs were Susie McCullough, Dawn Zachery, Lori Kopf, Janelle Kopf, Liz Herman, Beth Rose. Rachelle Schneider and Ann McCullough received five-year, membership certificates. Jenny Hoben and Denise Barrick received six-year membership recognition. Kay Hetzler won a seven-year award while Janelle Holtz and Diane Sywassink received eight-year awards. ' Margo Schneider was elected to a three-yeartermrreplacing Carlson on the extension council.- Eugene Mathern presented a slide program entitled "Plant Iowa." The girls 4-H club sang and signed in the sign language of the deaf, "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother.". raciice was announced for Saturday, Ndvr-at the home Jenny and Lisa Hobenrom -10-11 lAin. for the s'gn language song. ; lj l i v-j&u&p'S'" ,t - agreement basically unchanged. Transfers, either voluntary or involuntary, will not affect seniority, although seniority will apply only to a teacher's current category of employment. Provisions were made for teachers to have some free time during lunch hours. At present, some teachers eat with their students and supervise-play periods during the noon hour. Each teacher was guaranteed at least ,15 minutes of duty-free time during, the lunch hour. The board refused to accept "the teachers' proposal to allow 36 hours of college credit as a step on the salary schedule. The current regulation requires of master's degree. The contract is expected to be submitted to members of the teachers' association for ratification today. Fulton Industrial -... The regular meeting of the Fulton Industrial 4-H club was held Nov. 8 at the home of Karen Bock wold t. Roll call, "What I'm Thankful For," was . answered by 21 members. Program planning will be held Nov. 16 at 1 p.m. at the Walker home. The .j December meeting will be held at the Walcott FS building at noon. Names were exchanged for Christmas and enrollment cards were filled out Dawn Walker and Kathy Wulf gave a demonstration on ""Covering Articles," Kelly Broders and Kathy Wulf gave one on "Organizing Drawers," and Karen Bockwoldt and Bonnie Swanson gave a talk on "Ceramics." Pike Peppy Pals - NICHOLS - The Pike Peppy Pals girls' ,4-H club met Nov. 10 at the Jjomeef-Amy Chown. The pledge pf allegiance was led by Jenny Meyersti Roll call was answered with "A Goal in my Life." "Amy Chown led the 4-H pledge. Enrollment orins ,were filled The mothers' Christmas giftswere of -mader-TheTOXt meeting will be Dec: 8 at 7 p.m. at the home of Laura Mary Peterson. J Joy club holds annual supper , JOY, 111. - The Joy Community Club's annual oyster and chili supper was held Wednesday night with 40 persons attending. The following officers were elected: Greg Stead, president; Rick Nash, vice president; Earl McDaniel, secretary-treasurer. The annual visit of Santa Claus with treats for the children was approved. Santa will also give away 15 turkeys. . Council meeting set at Keithsburg KEITHSBURG - The Keithsburg city council will meet Monday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. at the city hall. The . meeting will be held due to the lack of a quorum at the Nov. 10 meeting. Insurance doesn't very imporumi. unm you need it. That's why we're here We work for you by making! sure vour farm ODerauon hi protected properly. Without! hassles. Make sure you have! FarMutual Insurance workj ins for -you. Don't waid until you need it. We Make It Work For YOL wo ttumcii wttuai out. ; I6CS E. Harbor Dr I i PHONE: :43-t252 andT Gary l, Agent ffiffip pSM ' ', eem MMWKin - I lOuTUU. WHIMMX J 1 1 l100 7"; i. ...

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