Saturday, November 14, 2015

Courier News

Courtesy of the 11/11/15 edition of Ida County Courier ( The Ida County Courier is available at Cubby's in Odebolt, and Sparky's in Arthur.

O-A/BC-IG presents ‘Buckshot and Blossoms’
Showtime is 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14 at the high school.
Put on your best bib and tucker as the cast and crew of the O-A/BC-IG drama department make sure that everything is in apple pie order so that all can have a hogkillin’ time. Under the direction of Kari Ann Jurgenson, “Buckshot and Blossoms” is a rip-roaring spoof of the Old West written by Tim Kelly.

Fall Dinner
The First Presbyterian Church in Odebolt fall dinner is Sunday, Nov. 15, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in the church fellowship hall. The meal features pork loin, mashed potatoes and gravy, salad bar and desserts. There will be a kids’ coloring corner. Presale tickets are $8 each. Tickets at the door are $10 each. Kids six and under eat free. Presale tickets can be purchased by contacting the church office or through Sarah Harm at Sac County Mutual Telephone Company in Odebolt.

Numbers up on opening weekend of pheasant season
[Excerpt]   While the weather didn’t fully cooperate, at least the pheasants did. Iowa’s opening weekend of pheasant hunting began wet and ended with mostly satisfied hunters.

“Comparing hunter numbers to the past five to eight years, this opening weekend had a much higher participation rate, that I observed,” said Ben Bergman, conservation officer in Cerro Gordo County. Hunter success was also better.

In Sac County, the morning rain ended earlier and hunters were on birds early. A group of seven hunters had seven roosters in the bag within 45 minutes of the season opening, hunting on a restored prairie on the Burrows Pond Complex.

“I would guess we saw around 40 pheasants on that 80-acre tract, maybe more,” said Pete Hildreth, supervisor for the southwest wildlife district for the DNR..

In other news ....

Grant Received

The Odebolt Peterson Pioneer Home has received a Sac County Endowment Foundation grant in the amount of $3,500.00. Hometown Pride committees were integral partners in grant applications that led to more than $106,000 in award money given out in Sac County.
Thanks to the Sac County Endowment Foundation for the tremendous support of projects throughout the county.

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