Monday, June 01, 2015

Courier News

Courtesy of the 5-27-15 edition of Ida County Courier (

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(continued from front page)   a senior at Akron-Westfield.
• A son, Heath, and his wife, Amy, live in Akron and have two children
• A daughter, Shannon, and her husband, Tim, live in Ankeny and have two children
• A daughter, Michelle, lives in Las Vegas and a son, Brian, lives in Lincoln.

“Both Judy and I are very excited about the opportunity to become part of the O-A/BC-IG School Districts and communities. We were both impressed with the school systems, the staff members, community members, board members and students we met, and we were impressed with the communities overall,” Kenealy said.

“It is an honor to be offered this position and we look forward to getting to know everyone as we make the transition over the next several months.”

Odebolt rural school museum resumes summer hours
The Iowa Rural Schools Museum in Odebolt resumed summer hours on Memorial Day. The museum is open Wednesdays, from 10 a. m. to 4 p. m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 2 to 4 p. m., through October.

To schedule visits at other times, call 712-830-8328 or call Odebolt City Hall at 668-2231 to make arrangements.

Odebolt garage sale is June 12-13
Odebolt citywide garage sales are Friday, June 12, from 6 to 8 p. m. (some open earlier), and Saturday, June 13, from 8 a. m. to noon.

Call Cam Pierce at 668-2898 to register or for information.

ONRC Auxiliary hears employee update
The Odebolt Nursing and Rehab Center Auxiliary met May 21 in the assisted living dining room. President Junith Comstock called the meeting to order and thanked Verna Mae Schwaller for serving.

Eleven members answered roll call. Shirley Scanlan gave the secretary’s report and Renae Babcock gave the treasurer’s report. Both reports were approved.

Bills were presented from Jeanie Kelly for a gift for Arlene Sundell for doing the donor poster and from Comstock for the poster boards and ink for her computer. Payment was approved and a thank you card was read from Sundell.

Comstock called for staff reports.

Assisted Living director Jill Grote: Nine of the units are rented and she’s had a number of inquiries for the last one. Grote gave Nancy Snyder’s director of nursing report: A CNA was hired and two more are about ready to start, a part-time housekeeper has been hired and a part-time RN is needed.

Activity Coordinator Sonia Snyder reported May was busy with National Nursing Home Week. She thanked Auxiliary members for their extra help. The petting zoo was rescheduled for May 26. The balloon lift-off was held on Tuesday. The numbers were down this year for the community cookout, but it was also awards night at school.

Snyder is working on the June calendar. The fathers’ get-together will be for the guys’ families. Bill Dreessen will show his tractors, Cowboy Jim is coming June 15 and the Legion Auxiliary will come June 10 with a Flag Day presentation.

The bazaar was the main topic for old business. The bake sale needs to be held in the hall with the chance booth. Ellen Fineran suggested they have containers available to divide large amounts of an item. The donor poster received much feedback. After discussion, the Auxiliary voted to do away with the poster.

New business: Kelly did a search for nursing home entertainment and located a lady that does a clown routine. A motion was approved to see if she would come in July. The Auxiliary will also try to get Ruth and Wade again.

Verna Mae Schwaller suggested we pay more money for bingo, which we will do. Grote said the residents like to get a choice of goodies from a basket when they do bingo.

Snyder reported the ice cream machine is broken and someone is coming to check on it.

Next meeting is June 18, with Comstock serving.

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