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2-Algona, (la.) Upper Dei Molnei Thursday, August 11, 1966 Ostrich Races At Fair Aug. 18 TRYING TO SEE 6,018 OF Algona's 6,000 friendly people in the short space of six days is quite a task but we are managing to make a good try at it. After all, nearly four year's absence leaves quite a bit of catching-up. First of all, it is wonderful, to be back. We love our newer home and have adjusted quite nicely to life in a semi-tropical paradise. However, I'll always consider myself a northerner, an lowan, and most of all, an Algonan. - o THIS IDEA HFT ME THE MINUTE we reached the corn states. The gently rolling landscape with the lush green fields of corn and the neat farmsteads looked so good. Florida's sand and sea, the gorgeous flowers and birds are beautiful and so far, I've never tired of looking at them. But it is an exotic background. Iowa is the real world, and with the perfect weather that was somehow arranged for our visit, a particularly beautiful one. - o - THIS WEEK I AM BEING REMINDED of how nice a small town is. I had sort of become used to meeting few people on the street who knew me and until Tuesday, I hadn't realized how much I've missed this. When we first arrived, we parked the car on State street to do some errands which we thought would take Just a minute. We ran into Cec McGinnis, Arnie Ricklefs, Alex Demand, and a few others. Then we saw Mayor Finn. Father mentioned to Bill that if all the chatting kept up he'd probably be seeing him in court to settle for overtime parking. Than we went into Arnie's office to see pictures of his kids, met Don Hutchison and heard about his family and one thing led to another. By the time we got back to the car, we found we hadn't been kidding after all. We really did have a parking ticket! - o - A FEW PEOPLE HAVE MENTIONED that I am a little heavier than when I left here. I'm not really, unless you consider thirty- five pounds added a little heavier. And I still think slim. But if I stay around Algona much longer, I'll have to join the Sarasota circus people as the fat lady in the sideshow. Such wonderful food we have been eating 1 - o - TRAVEL IS BROADENING. First evening here, Mother arranged an impromptu gathering of 13 of the clan for a slight snack of chicken and homemade noodles, corn-on-the-cob, fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, rolls, three kinds of pie and various other embellishments. Next couple of meals were also at Hobsons and Grandma Rose's, and although they were billed as pot-luck or leftovers, I sure managed to stuff myself. Thursday night we went to Burt to meet the Rasmussens. Some time in the future our families are going to merge and we've been most eager to become acquainted. We found them delightful people, their farmhouse charming, and the dinner practically out-of-this-world. Tonight we go to the Bob Sigsbees for what I know will be a fine dinner and Sunday, the Lincoln, Nebraska branch of the family will join us for another big spread. - o - PVE BEEN TRYING TO MAKE AS many calls as possible in our short stay here and although I'm going to have to miss many people, I've been getting around pretty well. In our old neighborhood, I had a few minutes chat with Jens and Myrtle Sorensen, the Beckers, Bonnie and Zelda Reid, Amy Geering, Doc and Maude Dorweiler, Inez and Elsie Hudson. We went down to Ruth Shierks for shop-talk about news-gathering and some nostalgia about the old days, and to Kitty Phillips' where we enjoyed hearing about John and his varied adventures and Dave's physics accomplishments. I enjoyed talking with Bob Devine and it was pleasant to renew an acquaintance with Marie Grover but I wish I had more time to see her antiques and relics of the Civil War. I had fine, but brief visits with Mary and Lloyd Muckey, and Mrs. Leroy Lau. - o - I HATE TO ADMIT FT, BUT THERE may be other people around with wonderful grandchildren! Bill Hood showed pictures of their pretty granddaughter; Marge Dahl, a program bill of her grandson, Bob Pratt (my nephew) who is playing Shakespeare this summer in Utah; and the latest pictures of David and Linda Pratt (Curly and Helen's grandkids) are adorable. When we went down to meet Mary and Denny Waller's Missy, I fell in love with her. We haven't yet seen our William Mark but the newer pictures the other grandmother, Darlene Feaster, showed us this morning confirm my suspicions that he is an entirely satisfactory baby. (Incidentally Lawrence Gillespie said our baby was born on Lawrence's birthday). Donnie Smith at the UDM can't compete in the grandchild divisions as yet, but his daughter, Martha, looks almost as good as he advertises in "Periscope." - o THERE ARE LOTS OF DEAR AND familiar faces missing around town in the four years since we've been away but there are also younger people who have grown up during that time. A lot of them I can't even recognize. Such suddenly tall and handsome young men my little nephews, Dick and Larry Pratt, Steve and Denny Waller, Bob and Jimmy Sigsbee have become. That little boy who used to play at our house, Larry Hudson, is wearing a deputy sheriffs uniform. When Lark Whittemore, Barb Knudsen and Rosemary Mino came around to see Jean, I had to ask who the young ladles were. - o - A TRIP "HOME" IS A revitalizing experience and I shall think and remember much about it when I get home. I never thought I'd move away from here and the process was a painful experience. But I can now say with complete honesty that I love living where we do now and unless the circumstances were most unusual, I wouldn't care to move back. But I loved Algona when I lived here and I still do. I still say there is no place quite like it 1 - o - PEOPLE HAVING BIRTHDAYS DURING the week of August 7 through 13 include Ed Gilmore, Ricky Klein, Kristine Mawdsley, Phyllis Woods, Polly Hanson, Kenneth Peirce, Gene Furst, Fritz Nielsen, Donald Smith, Jr., Murray Mowers, Helen Kelley, Bud Robinson, Dick Hoover, Henry Furst, Mary Plott, Bill Baker s Irma Crawford, Nancy Schmidt, LaVonne Pittman, Val Williams, Randy Ricklefs, (I'm writing this at his house), Helen Sjogren, Charles Sheakley, Sharon Cowan, Florence Sorensen, Phil Diamond, Kitty Phillips, Jon Sjogren, Jack Long, Harold Hobson, Frank Puerr, Sherry Read Lawson, Patty Detrick and Jacqueline Rich. Wedding anniversaries include Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bloom, Mr, and Mrs. Dick Burt, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Chrischilles, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Reid, Mr. and Mrs. Mel Bay, Mr, and Mrs. Howard L. Miller and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Lampright. - o - THIS WEEK'S RECIPE IS FOR Minute Steak Stew. 4 cube or minute steaks, about 3/4 Ib. total Z tbsp. flour l/Z tsp. salt 1/8 tsp. pepper at the Walther League Camp at Okoboji Sunday night. Mrs. George Elbert entertained at a luncheon Thursday at the New bin at Lake Okoboji. Her guests were Mrs. Lloyd Akerblom, Mrs. Vincent Graettinger, Mrs, Woody Walters, Mrs. Louis Elbert, Mrs. Earl Elbert, Mrs. Leo Elbert, Mrs. Esther Walters and Mrs. R. J. Vaughn. Henry Kueck of Algona was a Friday evening visitor at the Arthur Heldenwith home. 1/8 tsp. paprika 2 tbsp. butter 1 tbsp. finely chopped onion 1 cup mixed peas and carrots (cooked or canned) 1/2 cup water 6 to 8 small potatoes (cooked or canned) 1 — 8 oz. can tomato sauce Cut the steaks into 1-inch strips. Season flour with salt, pepper • and paprika. Roll the steak strips in flour mixture. Heat butter in skillet until bubbling. Add meat. Brown we'll on both sides. Stir in remaining ingredients. Cover skillet; simmer 10 minutes. Makes about 4 servings. GRACE Racing ostriches will be featured at the Kossuth County Fair Thursday, Aug. 18, when Gene Holler brings his famous Wild Animal Show here for two performances. Roller's animals will perform at 2 and 8 p.m. that day and the annual free Beef Barbecue will be held between the performances at 6 p. m. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gengler and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Gengler ' attended the Monday afternoon session of the American Legion •Convention held in Des Moines. Mrs. ErwinStrueckerandMrs. William Lauck attended the Lu- Several From Whiffemore Are In Hospitals WHITTEMORE - Jospeh Bonnstetter is a patient at St. Ann hospital in Algona after suffering a heart attack Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Bell went to Iowa City where Mrs. Bell underwent a check-up at University hospital. Wayne (Teddy) Wagner and son Arnie entered Palo Alto Memorial hospital in Emmetsburg last Tuesday where both had their tonsils removed Wednesday. TO VIET NAM Kenneth Roeber, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Roeber, who has been stationed in Min- neaplis, has been spending a two weeks leave here with his parents. They took him to Minneapolis last Monday from there he flew to Seattle and from he took the train to Oakland, Calif., on his way to Viet Nam. He will be stationed in the Saigon Army Terminal. - o - HOLD REUNIONS The Hlgley reunion was held Sunday at St. Michael's Park in Whittemore. Present were Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Higley and family of Fairmont, Minn., Mr. and Mrs. Lester Higley and family of Algona, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Mergen and family of Jolley, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Mergen, Mr. and Mrs. Harold McDonnell, and family, Mrs. Pearl Besch and Dennis, Mr. and Mrs. James Besch and family and Mr and Mrs. Dave Kollasch and family of Whittemore. Mrs. Clar a Thul returned home Saturday from several weeks visit with her family. She spent two weeks with her daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Hein at Ponca City, Okla. From there she went to Phoenix , Ariz., where she spent three weeks at the John Thul home. They brought her home and will spend several weeks here visiting relatives. Sunday, there was a Thul reunion at the Jake Thul home at Eagle Grove, which was attended by Clara Thul and son Bill, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Devine and family, Mr. and Mrs. John' Thul and family. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Schumacher of Pueblo, Colo, also attended. - o - Mrs. Elaine Christensen of Whittemore and Mrs. Vincent Wilson of Buffalo Center, arrived home Sunday morning from Las Vegas, Neveda, where they spent several weeks visiting at the Theron Rude home. Mrs. Rude underwent major surgery and is now recuperating at her home. Mrs. Durwood- Walters and family and her mother, Mrs. Akerblom, Pineville, Penn., who have been visiting Mrs. Esther Walters, left for their home in New Jersey Monday. Pam Harig, who has also been visiting at the Walters home, accompanied them as far as her home in Park Forest, HI. theran Women Mission League Convention at the Walther League Camp at Okoboji from Monday until Wednesday as delegates. 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So. of Algona Hotel — Algona, la. Don't wait until the goblins are at your door. Convert to automatic gas heat now. Converting your old-fashioned heating system to gas will save you trouble as well as money. With gas heat, you just set the thermostat and forget it. It keeps your whole house snug and warm and you never have 'to give it another thought. You can relax without a worry. No worries about running out of gas or getting deliveries or anything else. Not with gas heat. You can relax about the cost, too. Gas is the most economical heat there is. See your gas company for the names of gas heating contractors who install gas heating equipment. Gas makes the big difference. (Costs less, too.) INSTALL GAS HEATING EQUIPMENT NOW - NO BILLING UNTIL SEPTEMBER NORTH CENTRAL PUBLIC SERVICE CO. 10 EAST STATE STREET - ALOONA

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