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THE KALONA NEWS - "l%ursday, Octol 7, { i:~ Iowa Youth Survey given at Mid-Prairie The Iowa Youth Survey, an approved questionnaire sanctioned by the Iowa Department of i'iducation and required by the fcdcr',d government' will be given to ,th, 8th, 10th and 12th grade ,.tudcn0; in Mid-Prairie. The survey is designed to aid ~ducalors understand the behaviors 'rod attitudes of their students and ,ther sludcuts in the State of Iowa. No names are to be listed and mswers are strictly confidential. i~,r:pOrlS issued from the findings olnbine numerous students ; JIS wets. Because the federal goverment ,cquires Ihat the district participate m the youth survey, non-compliance ~:ouhl very likely result in a loss of lcdcral funding. Such funding, for ~i 1992-93, was $313,746 and is .... ~xpected to be $294,000 for 1993- Funds support the Chapter I and Chapter II programs, Drug Free qchools program, federal vocational md the lunch and breakfast ~; progHuns. Concert at IMS The Iowa Mennonite School music department will present its annual Fall Music Concert Friday, October 15, at 7:30 p.m. held in the IMS chapel. John Suderman will direct the Chorale and the Concert Choir, and Sheila Raim will conduct the orchestra. 'llm program is open to the public without charge. M-P students honored for youth leadership There were 11 Mid-Prairie students honored as outstanding high school seniors by the Eastern Iowa Chapter of the National Council on Youth l.cadership last month. Nominees took part in a two-day leadership seminar at Kirkwood ii Community College and the :i Roosevelt Hotel, Cedar Rapids. During the 12th annual Youth Salute Recognition Ceremony at the Five Seasons l lotel, Cedar Rapids, semi- f'malists and finalists were seleoted from more than 341 students in 33 high schools in the Grant Wood Area X District. Semi-finalists from Mid-Prairie were Chad Britton, Ann Greiner, Laura l lendricks, Joel Huber and Jeremy Peck. Other nominees were Nicole Kline, Tart Mellinger, Michelle Minnis, Nicole Pattersen, Patsy Patterson and Charts Pratt. The Eastern Iowa Chapter of the National Council on Youth Leadership has been active in the Cedar Rapids area for the past ten years. Highland Lunch Menu (Milk is served with all meals. Chef salads must be ordered by 8:30 a.m. at the high school.) Monday, October 11: Tacos, cheese,/lettuce/salsa, buttered corn, applesauce, peanut butter & butter sandwiches. Tuesday, October 12: Pizza patty/bun, mashed potatoes/cheese sauce, mixed fruit. Wednesday, October 13: Maidrite/bun, cauliflower/cheese sauce, peaches, brownies. Thursday, October 14" Chili, cheese/crackers, carrot sticks, pears, cinnamon roll. Friday, October 15: Hot turkey slice/bun, seasoned green beans, pineapple, cookie. IMS Lunch Menu Monday, October 11: Shrimp shapes, cole slaw, corn, cherry slices, milk. Tuesday, October 12: Tator tot casserole, green beans, applesauce, crunchy bars, milk. Wednesday, October 13: Tuna salad sandwiches, vegetable soup, carrots & celery, peaches, milk. Thursday, October 14: Turkey & dressing, creamed peas, chocolate cake, jelled ,salad, milk. Friday, October 15: Spaghetti, French bread, corn, pears, milk. Mid-Prairie Menu Monday, October 11: Mini corn dog, tater tots, corn, fluffy salad, milk. Tuesday, October 12: Goulash, cottage cheese, peaches, cinnamon rolls, milk. Wednesday, October 13: Beefburger/bun, French fries, pickle and onion, pineapple, cookies, milk. Thursday, October 14: Crispitos, tossed salad, pears, bread and butter, milk. Friday, October 15: Macaroni and cheese, tuna salad sandwich, broccoli, pudding, milk. ~,ii~ : i~ Celebrating 4-H With October National 4-It Month, Yotty's, Inc. provided a week-long salute to local 4-It members, some of whom received considerable awards during the Iowa State Fair in August. Blue and purple ribbons were won by members in a number of categories, including quilting and photography. Mid-Prairie 's Jennifer receives state 4-H award Jennifer Jones "By being active in 4-It, I have gained a lot of knowledge in areas that I would never have learned otherwise," said Jennifer Jones, 17, of Kalona, a state 4-H award recipient from Washington County. The daughter of Darwin and Donna Jones, the Mid-Prairie junior earned the state 4-H conservation award and will attend National 4-1I Congress in Chicago, December 3- 8. tier trip to the national is sponsored by Deere & company of Moline, Illinois. Part of her conservation project includes monitoring a 4-tl bluebird trail and developing a slide presentation to teach others how to set up and monitor such trails. She made a display about identifying different inhabitants of bluebird nesting boxes and presented this information to more than 500 people. , "This way people can learn how they can help bring back the bluebird, and at the same time, I can give something back to my community by sharing my knowledge," said Jones. Her work to bring back 'the Eastern Bluebird also earned her recognition at the 1992 North American Bluebird Society annual meeting in Minnesota. As a six-year 4-1t member, Jones chose to learn in several other projects including visual arts, home improvement, wildlife, photography, rabbits and poultry. She has earned county recognition for food preservation, wildlife, rabbits, poultry citizenship, photography and visual art. Jones also received recognition for wildlife, visual art and refinishing projects at the Iowa State Fair. In addition, a photograph she took was selected for the 1992 National 4-1I Photo Exhibit. Jones has taken advantage of 4.H leadership opportunities by serving her local 4-H club as historian, treasurer and vice president. She has served on the Washington County 4-H Council, and also attended county and area 4-tt camps. Active in her community, she serves as secretary for her church youth group and is a member of the North American Bluebird Society. Jones is active in golf, basketball and volleyball at Mid-Prairie High School where sheis a member of the National Honor Society and the Letter-Miss Club. Mid-Prairie band takes 4th When the Mid-Prairie band marched onto the field at Kingston Stadium with their "Blues Brothers" show, they were the only debut band at the competition and one of more than 20 schools competing. Field show competition in Class 2A included Williamsburg, Union and conference colleague, West Liberty. Results were not announced until 11 p.m. and when they called "4th place, Class 2A, Golden Hawk Band from Mid-Prairie," the local band was 7.9 points away from West Liberty and only nine points from 1st place Union. For the Mid-prairie Band it was history-making: the Five Seasons Festival is an elite field show competition, notes Band Director Craig McClenahan, and the M-P band was regarded as one of the most entertaining there. 'T'm very proud of this year's band, and they were solid contenders today. It opened a lot of eyes to the Mid-Prairie name for Iowa marching band. The members were able to see many of the top 3A and 4A bands in the state, which is an eye-opener for anyone." The band will compete at the Wilton Festival of Bands Saturday, October 9, at 3:45 p.m. They will also be shooting for their first Division I rating at the state marching contest in Muscatine, Saturday, October 16. They perform an indoor concert October 20 at the high shcool at 7:30 p.m. Junior high Meanwhile back home, the junior and senior high school bands performed at the Kalona Fall Festival. Additionally, the schools chorus performed. The junior high school band also took to the streets and marched downtown Kalona Friday, September 24, and completed the day by performing at the Kalona elementary school for pupils on the playground. The first municipal university in the United States was the University of Cincinnati in Ohio. Iowa Wesleyan sets Visit Day at college Iowa Wesleyan College admissions office set a Visit Day at the school for Friday, October 8, at the Mt. Pleasant campus. The program is for high. school seniors ..... and their parents. Activities st,art at 9:30 a.m. in the Beck International Room of the J.. Raymond Chadwick Library with check-in and introductions. Students may observe a class in session or take a guided tour of the campus. P,'uents, in the meantime, will attend a questiol| and answer session and meet with Carol Nemitz, vice president for student affairs, and Dr. Vance Yoder, vice president for academic affairs. Students will also be able to meet with Wesleyan students, as well as attend an information session about admissions procedurcs and financial aid. For more information, call the admissions office, 1-800-582-2383, extension 231. Scholarships One senior from each of 48 high schools in southeast Iowa may receive a $1,000 Focus Scholarship from Iowa Wesleyan for the 1994- 95 academic year. Local counties are Washington (tlighland, Iowa Mennonite, Mid- Prairie and Washington Iligh schools); Johnson (Amana-Clear Creek-Tiffin, Iowa City, Iowa City West, Iowa City Regina, Lone Tree and Solon high schools), and Iowa (II-I.-V, Iowa V,'dley, North English and Williamsburg high schools). The scholarships were established to assist a large number of students in southeast Iowa and is automatically awarded to the first student from each high school who applies, is accepted and pays the general deposit. It is not awarded on a scholastic or need basis. For more information, call the admissions office. Soils judging Chris Huber and Jeremiah Gingerich, left, were members of the Mid-Prairie FFA soil judging team who took part in the soil judging for the first time at Mart Park, near Washington. They and Rich Magoon, Curt Janecek and Missy Healy were preparing for the District FFA Soils Judging Contest at Muscatine October 6. t. Parking lot repairs Repairs were underway last month at the Mid-Prairie School parking lot, an area that borders the drainage the east. Work was completed within a day. wns bo set at Washington Tc While they may be sending in the clowns at Washington Township elementary school, there's more than funny stuff at the book fair. Set for October 7-13, the fair offers parents and students an opportunity to add to personal libraries, and aid the school one as well. Parents and visitors may attend the fair Wednesday, October 13, during the Open ltouse/Chili Supper set for 6 to 8 p.m. Purchases may be made dircectly from the fair display. If a title is sold out, more may be reordered and delivered within two weeks. at the Books library/media center. All profits from used to purchase the school library. which the library percent in cash to materials and 30 paperback books Last year's All types of displayed from classics, fiction, adventures storieS, crafts, mystery and "pe opens grass filter strips bordering their strips are I Iowa Iq:A FoundatiOn, ' receive cducatiO Monsanto ComplulY. grant money, and donated by Growmark dealers Nattress said cooperating FFA members strips that not but also provide There are 18 selected by Operation Green basis in 1993, to expand the chapters in 1994. Directions are west on Wellman, then road W38 for four t Street. Turn west (at Huber Slats proceed approx the north side. Iowa FFA members will learn i environmentally sound farming practices and earn money for local .... chapter activities under a new program designed to protect Iowa stream and waterways, the state FFA Foundation announced. It's all part of Operation Green Stripe that kicks-off at the John Huber farm near Wellman Tuesday, October 12. The program is 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. The farm is at 1696 Gingko Ave, Wellman, and the field for the program is approximately 2.5 miles west of the "home place." The program encourages planting of vegetative buffer strips along streams to reduce soil erosion from farm fields. "Operation Green Stripe will promote agricultural practices that will result in cleaneer streams in this state," said Wayne Nattress, Iowa FFA Foundation executive director. He added that stream sedimentation from soil erosion is one of the most serious environmental problems. Members of Iowa FFA chapters praticipating in Operation Green Stripe include the Mid-Prairie one. Members will recruit farmers to plant News tip Call 6 Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 1993 FINAL EQUALIZATION NOTICE Pursuant to Iowa Code Section 441.49, the County Washington County, Iowa hereby causes to be publi Official Newspapers of Washington County, Iowa the 1 Equalization Notice as received from the Iowa Department 0 and Finance: CLASS OF PROPERTY Adjustmen 1993 Agricultural Land and S ructures Exludinq Residential Dwellings on Agricultural Realty outside and Within Incorporated Ci ies r o! Residential Reality InclUding Residential wellings on Agricultural Realty Within Incorporated Cities Residential Realty Including Residential Dwellinqson Agricultural Realty Outside Incorporated Cities Commercial Realty Excluding Machinery Equipment Ref@rredTo In Chapter 427A 0 tside and Within Incorporated Cities and WITNESS my hand at the City of Washington, Washington this 4th day of Octobe 1993. CURTIS P. MINEART County Auditor ' t: /ii