Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on April 19, 1971 · Page 8
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 8

Algona, Iowa
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Monday, April 19, 1971
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An Algona Sheep Barber With A Declining Market BOB DODDS farms northwest of Algona most of the time. But each spring he dusts off his electric shears and barbers sheep. While long hair hurts the business of regular barbers, it helps his. Recently he was trimming Don Hemmingsen's five sheep about a mile south of Algona. He usually works on larger flocks, he said, although he has had jobs to shear just only one animal. -LARGEST F LOCKS- The two largest flocks in Kossuth county number in the thousands and are owned by Ross Inman of Bancroft and Ken Patterson of Swea City. Other flock owners include John and Rodney Scuffham of Algona and Edgar Keith of Burt. There used to be more, according to Extension Director John Ley. His figures show a decline in sheep production in the county. In 1965, for example, there were 10,415 lambs born and 10,560 feeder lambs. However, by 1969 the figures slipped to 6,549 and 8,160, respectively. -NEED VOLUME"Sheep are still good to raise if you have a large enough volume of them," Ley said. After finishing the fifth and final animal at Hemmingsens, Dodds said, "I think they'll average about 12 pounds per fleece. That's above average ... I cut about 80,000 pounds of wool a year. I try to wait until I have a (train) carload (about 15,000 pounds) before I ship it to Des Moines. I believe there's a 6,000-pound minimum." - 70? PER POUND With a government subsidy, the wool currently brings about 70 cents per pound. Working with power supplied from a portable generator, Dodds averages about five minutes per animal. The sheep are usually quite docile and require no tying or injections of depressants. They remain still during the shearing, even when the clippers come too close, as they almost inevitably do. Dodds said he does most of the sheep shearing in Kossuth county, often with the assistance of Marvin Broesder of Lone Rock. 8 — Kossuth County Advance Monday, April 19, 1971 St. Joe C.D.A. Election Date Set May 12 ST. JOE - The C.D.A., Court St. Joseph met Wednesday evening, April 14, in St. Jo- Joseph's School Hall following the 7:30 p.m. mass in St. Joseph's church with Rev. David Hogan as celebrant. Mrs. William McGuire, grand regent, presided at the business meeting. The nominating committee presented a slate of officers to the court with election of officers at the May 12th monthly meeting. The annual Mother-Daughter Communion Sunday will be held Sunday, May 2nd at the 10 o'clock mass. The annula Mother-Daughter banquet will be held on June 3 with Mrs. Orville Wagner, Mrs. E. J. Gales, Mrs. Cletus Salz, Mrs. Ed Bormann, Mrs. Anna Bormann, Mrs. Ed McGuire, Mrs. Jim Bormann, Mrs. Delano Grimm and Mrs. Ralph Kohlhaas committee in charge. The Catholic Daughters past grand regents of the area will meet on Monday evening April 19 for a dinner meeting at Charlie's Supper Club in Algona. Clarissa Gansewig, a foreign exchange student at Garrigan High School was guest speaker for the court. She gave a very interesting talk on her family, her home town, Geesthacht, about 20 miles from Hamburg, Germany, and other points of interest about her country, she also spoke on her school life at Garrigan. Clarissa Did you know that Alfred "Buck"Buchiwr is good for Life? A good person to see for all your 'farrinym Insurance, that is. He can provide you with a State farm Life policy designed to fit your needs exactly. And his special training and experience make mm qualified to answer any in- •uranco question you might have. 8p call now, and ask about State Farm s up-to-date protection. (It i the same good deal as State Farm auto insurance!) Alfrtd "luck" luehntr INIUIANCI PH. 5-5336 - ALGONA JTATB FARM U»K IN»'JBANfg COMPANY HOMj OfriCti'. BLOOMINOTON, II.UNOU makes her home . with Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Welp in Algona. A letter was read from Father O'Keefe thanking the Round Robin tourney players for their support of Seminarian, Emanuel. The missionaries are in need of more help in support of seminarian Emanuel to continue his education. Plan to join the players in the fall or a donation would be appreciated by the Missions, to help this cause. Twenty five dollars was allocated for the Court's group membership to the C. E. F. for this year. Mrs. John Capesius Court Lecturer gave a reading. Mrs. Don Reding received the plate prize with Mrs. Mary Becker and Mrs. Albert Thilges also receiving prizes, -o- Mr. and Mrs.. Alysious Illg, Avoca, Minn, were Monday callers here at the home of a cousin, Mrs. Amalia Wagner. They were enroute home from Illinois from a weekend visit. Delores Zeimet, Alamosa, Colorado left Tuesday after a a weeks visit here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Zeimet and family. Miss Zie- met was accompanied by Mrs. Marvin Zeimet and family from Leadville, Colo, who visited with her father-in-law and mother- in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Zeimet and family. Mrs. Marvin Zeimet and family also visited in Des Moines with Mrs. Zeimets parents before returning home with Delores Zeimet. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Zeimet and family were Easter Sunday guests in Burt in the home of Mrs. Zeimet's mother Mrs. W. H. Riedel at a family gathering! Mr. and Mrs. George Ham and sons of St. Paul, Minn, were Easter weekend visitors here in the home of Mrs. Hams parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Bormann and wit h other relatives and friends. Mr. Jeff Voskans, director of Northwest Iowa Alcholism Treatment Unit at Spencer, will be the principal speaker at the Open Spring Northeast Deanery meeting of the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women, April 21st. The meeting will be held here in St. Joe in St. Joseph's School Hall with women from 21 parishes in the Deanery expected to attend. Registration will begin at 1:00 p.m. with Mrs. Dan Engesser of Algona, president to conduct the meeting. St. Joseph's Parish Mission Sewing will be o;i display and the women are expected to attend. John B. Reding is a medical patient in St. Mary's hospital in Rochester, Minn, having entered on Monday. Mrs. John Berte entered Mercy hospital in Fort Dodge on Tuesday as a medical patient. ' Mr. and Mrs. Peter C. Reding took their daughter Linda to Ottumwa on Tuesday where she attends Ottumwa Heights College after a weeks spring vacation here with home folks. Linda is a freshman at the college. Mrs. Susie Kramer has returned home from a three week visit in Des Moines with her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Knieriem and son and with her sister Mrs. Margaret Kisch. Subscribe to the official county newspapers. Only $6 per yearj ...during... •. and after. Plum Creek 4-H Makes Plans, Mother's Tea PLUM CREEK-DOAN - The Plum Creek Elite 4-H Club met April 10 at 2 p.m. at the home of Marlene, Roberta and Sandra Zwiefel. The pledge of allegiance was led by Marlene Zwiefel. Kathy Eimers led the4-Hpledge. Roll call, "what I had for breakfast" was answered by all members and visitors Julie Scott, Meladee Mawdsley and Renee Zwiefel. Old business included a discussion of the recently-held 4-H Day. New business included plans for the up-coming Mother's Day tea. Roberta Zwiefel gave a talk on "a really good breakfast." Sandy Zwiefel presented a demonstration on making bread and she prepared raised doughnuts which were servedfor lunch. Donna Eden presented a demonstration on making apple crisp and the finished product was also served for lunch. The club leader, Mrs. Violet Benschoter, gave a demonstration on easy salads. Assistant leaders attending the meeting were Mrs. Cletus Zwiefel and Mrs. William Christehsen and Mrs. Christensen gave a demonstration on how to put a hem in a skirt. The group's next meeting will be May 8 at the Plum Creek community room and will be the annual Mother's Day tea. (Reporter, Ellen Broesder) - o - WOMAN'S CLUB MEETS The Doan Federated Woman's Club met Wednesday in the home of Mrs. Merle Hoover. Fourteen members answered roll call, "a good book I've read." plans were made for the annual arthritis benefit to be held at Mrs. Robert Kain's home April 28. Members also volunteered to serve as hostesses at the county Historical Society's museum April 18 and 25. Mrs. Henry Mertz presented an interesting lesson on libraries and mention was made of National Library Week. The news flash consisted of reports on the county meeting recently held in Algona. Easter dinner guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Bode included the latter's mother, Mrs. William Wel- housen, Titonka, and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Teeter, Algona. Mr. and Mrs. Don Mains' and Allen visited Delmar Mains at Iowa state University, Ames, on Sunday. He is studying agricultural engineering. Mr. and Mrs. Tom Ellefson entertained at an Easter dinner in their home and guests included Mr. and Mrs. John Hanselman, Mr. and Mrs. David Hanselman and Daniel, Mr. and Mrs. John Krug, Larry Leon and Michael, West Bend. Mr. and Mrs. Mike Kientz and Bruce, Hales Corners, Wise., were weekend guests in the parental Merle Hoover home. Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Coots, Mt. Auburn, visited over the weekend in the home of Mr. and weekend in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Amand Dangelser. Sunday evening visitors were Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Heiderscheidt and family, Mason City. Mrs. Edward Kain visited in the Jim Kain home, Iowa Falls, last week and took care of Jamie Kain who was recovering from ear surgery. AHS Will Be Re-Evaluated School was dismissed a little early at Algona High School Friday afternoon so that faculty members could hear an address at 2:20 p.m. on accreditation procedures which will take place in the next several months at the school. The school is currently accredited but is to undergo routine re-evaluation. A University of Iowa professor spoke to the faculty, outlining the various factors involved in the re-evaluation. Bob Johnson and Jerry Yocum have been named co-chairmen SINUS SUFFERERS Here's good newi for youl Exclusive new "hard core" SYNA-CIEAR Decongejtant lablelt act initanlly and continuously to drain and clear all nasal-sinus cavities. One hard core" fabler gives you up lo 8 hours relief from pain and pressure of congestion. Allows you to breathe easily-stops watery eyes and runny nose. 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Dr. Harold Erickson Optometrist (14U-17U) What does it cost to build a new school or fix the streets in your town? The public has a right to know what it costs to build or improve a street or building in your town. Your local newspaper is the publication where you find that information. For centuries, people have recognized the right of the community and of the individual to be put on notice. Many citizens don't understand what a legal notice is, or why they're printed in your local newspaper. Many people don't read them until it's too late, Legal notices keep a citizen informed on all school, city and county action by official bodies. Legal notices also give a citizen an opportunity to do something about some proposed action that may affect his rights. Your local newspaper is a long established medium for such notices as provided by law or by official designation. And, it's one of the many public services provided by this newspaper. NEWSPAPERS DELIVER THE LOCAL STORY. 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