The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 29, 1966 · Page 7
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 7

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, November 29, 1966
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4-County Neighborhood Youth Project To Start The Board of Directors of the local Office of Economic Opportunity met in their offices on November 21. This Board is made up of four members from each of the four counties, Emmet, Palo Alto, Pocahontas and Kossuth, seven of whom are low Income. Present at the meeting were Ed Elbert of Whittemore, Joe Straub, Algona; Mrs. Bernice Heneman of Swea City; EdSauter of Varina; Rev. T. C. Nash, Pocahontas; Flora Ann Arndt of Laurens; C. J. Shimon of Gilmore City; Rev. Mervin Hood of Ruthven;. Mrs. Jo Ann Rlttgers of West Bend; Mrs. Pauline Jensen of Ringsted; Rev. Jack McCreary, Graver. Other members of the Board who were not able to attend are Mrs. Rose Ann Mondragon, Whittemore; Mrs. Mary Pitcher, Ruthven; Walter High, Emmets- .burg; Mrs. Eve Chesley and David Fitzgibbons of Esthenrille. The Board elected Rev. Thomas Nash the new president of the corporation. Father Nash is pastor of St. Peter and Paul's church In Pocahontas and is superintendent of Pocahontas Catholic High School. Elected vice president was Joe Straub, Algona attorney. Mrs. Jo Ann Rittgers was elected secretary. She is the Palo Alto county nurse. Rev. Jack McCreary, pastor of the United Presbyterian church of Gruver was elected treasurer. These four persons will act as the executive board for the corporation. Mrs. Ethel Schuller of Laurens attended the meeting to explain her work with the survey. She told the board that she has had good cooperation on her survey calls. She has been working in Rolfe, Plover and Mallard. The survey is intended to identify the needs of the four-county area. Its purpose is to develop needed information to document the needed programs. Some of the . questions that we are interested in are - How many youngsters could be helped by Head Start? How many youths are eligible for the Neighborhood Youth Corps? What are the needs of the elderly ? What are the health needs of the area? These are some of the questions that have to be answered by the survey. The survey work in Pocahontas county is almost complete. In Palo Alto county. West Bend and Ruthven are completed. Em- inetsburg is well under way. In Kbssuth county, survey workers have been very active in Algona, Bancroft, Burt, Whittemore, Wesley, St. Benedict, Swea City and Fenton. The surveying has been slow in Emmet county. However, effort will be made to complete the Emmet county work by Jan. 1. The Board voted approval of a large Neighborhood Youth Corps project that should begin about Dec. 15. Craig Ford, assistant director, explained to the group what has been done and what is planned for N.Y.C. The four-county area has 57 work stations for these low income youths. The work stations include schools, hospitals, federal and state agencies, park commissions and city govern- summer Head Start clase. This Algona, (la.) Upper DM Maine* would mean the smaller districts would go together Tuesday, Nov. S«, RACHEL CARLSON Mr. and Mrs. Guy Carlson, Wesley, have announced the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Rachel, and Donald R. Winchester, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Winchester, Cornelius, Ore. A Dec. 30 wedding is planned at the Dban Methodist church, Titonka. ments. Approval was voted for a drive to expand Head Start into all four counties. It i^ planned that all school districts in the four- county area will have the option of enrolling youngsters in a SALE TIME CHANGE Sales Every Saturday Afternoon At 12:30 ARMSTRONG SALES CO. ARMSTRONG, IOWA ABEL & CLARK, MGRS. (89-92) ENDS WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 30 ALGONA your own world... with electric climate control in your home FREE! GROCERY DELIVERY TWICE DAILY Call 5-3762 East End Grocery ALGONA, IOWA When the thtrmomiter drops, electric heat gives you * complete comfort within your home. With the flick of a switch you get the temperature you want, complete air filtration, humidity control. Complete electric heating means no drafts, no cold spots. No matter what the weather outside, ifs just what you want in your own electrically-heated world. And when summer returns, the same electric climate control system will give you comfort when temperatures soar. There's just the electric climate control system to meet your needs. Ask your favorite electrical contractor or dealer. • « Algona Municipal John Deere Days NOVEMBER 30 & DECEMBER 1 Two shows each day — at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the K. C. Halt in Algona, east on Hwy. 18. DOOR PRIZES ! Also, refreshments at the store. Nov. 30 — for our farmer friends. Dee. 1 — for our farmer and town friends. EVERYONE INVITED! Come and see why John Deere is Number One in tractors and farm equipment. ERNIE WILLIAMS John Deere "Your Farm Equipment Super Market" Phone 295-3561 Hwy. 18 Edit

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