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One Hundred Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, December 1, 1920.)
Eight rules for Health: 1. Be careful about ventilation, especially this time of year. Open the windows and doors and ventilate your house at least one time daily. 2. Be careful about your clothing. Wear loose, porous clothing, warm enough for the season, your occupation and your physical condition. 3. Remember the old Greek Rule: “Moderation in everything.” Play, rest, work in moderation. 4. Just before eating wash your hands with soap and water. 5. Eat some raw, fresh, natural food everyday, such as lettuce, cabbage slaw, celery, nuts, raw apples or other fruit. 6. Do not over eat. Balance your diet. Do not live this time of year on just meat, potatoes, whitebread and eggs. 7. Chew your food thoroughly. Eat slowly. 8. Take some baths, massage or other kind of manipulative treatment. You will find a spinal massage very beneficial.
Every person in the state of Iowa ate two and 1/5 gallons of ice cream during the past year. According to statistics gathered by the state Dairy & Food Commission, five and 1/2 million gallons of ice cream worth $7,000,000 were produced and disposed of in the state during the year ending September 1. This is an increase of $20,000 in value over the preceding year.
Births: Nov. 19, a son, to Mr. and Mrs. Gus Novak…Nov. 23, a daughter, Mary Claire, to Mr. and Mrs. Harold Pettis…Nov. 14, a daughter, Maxine, to Mr. and Mrs. Steve Kiefer…Nov. 2, a son, Miles Jay, to Mr. and Mrs. David Nichols…Nov. 5, a daughter, Alice, to Mr. and Mrs. Harry McWilliams…Nov. 9, a son, to Mr. and Mrs. S.E. Austin…Nov. 12, a daughter, Louise, to Mr. and Mrs. Emlin Smith…Nov. 15, a son, Wilbur, to Mr. and Mrs. W.D. Bailey…Nov. 7, a son, to Mr. and Mrs. O.T. Campbell…Nov. 17, a son, Claude Jr., to Mr. and Mrs. Claude Moore.
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, December 27, 1945.)
Ninety-eight discharges were recorded in the county recorders office during the month of December, bringing the total number of discharges in the county on record to 398. Eighty of the 98 discharges were released from the Army, bringing that total to 322; 15 Navy discharges, bringing that total to 69; two Marine discharges bringing that total to five and one from the US Coast Guard.
Sidney Crider, 23, a former instructor in the Mount Ayr Community school sacrificed his own life December 1 by drowning in Toumon Bay on Guam while saving the life of a friend. This sad message was received Monday, December 17 by Sgt. Crider’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Crider.
Marriages: Dec. 23, Anna Lesan and Major Bernard Peters…Dec. 22, Betty Caryl and Elton Cochran…Dec. 23 Harold Norris and Dorothy Crane.
Births: Dec. 22, a son, James, to Mr. and Mrs. Donald Stark.
Obituaries in this edition were: Rev. W. Harold Smith, Allie Warden Smith, Sarah Mabel Hopkins Humphreys, Ray Holland, and John W. Richmond.
Fifty Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, December 10, 1970.)
Five hundred sixty pounds of used clothing for the Church World Service clothing appeal were collected in Ringgold County during its recently completed drive. The collected clothing, blankets and baby layettes will be used to aid disaster victims and war refugees in more than 30 different countries as distributed by the C.W. S., the Cooperative Relief Agency of 28 US denominations.
News of Men in the Armed Services: Jerry Waugh received the following commendation, Graduate With Honor of Company C, 3rd Battalion, the USA MEDTC. In a company of 560 trainees, you earned an achievement score of 954 points out of a possible 1,000. Your success with the variety of tests administered and the high composite score attained by you indicates you are extremely well qualified as a Medical Corpsman. Your military bearing, superior performance and academic achievements were prime factors in making this selection.
Marriage: Nov. 8, Lorae Bacon and Craig Courtney…Sept. 27, Nancy Dailey and David Lynch.
Births: Dec. 4, s son, to Mr. and Mrs. Roger Coulson…Dec. 5, a son, to Mr. and Mrs. Russell Norris…Dec. 7, a son, to Mr. and Mrs. Larry England.
Obituaries in this edition were: Geral Edwin Graves Hewlett, Sarah Maude Shaffer German and Maud Ogle Poor.
Twenty Five Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, December 7, 1995.)
A program to help homeowners with the cost of repairing or replacing public sidewalk on their property was discussed when the Mount Ayr city council held its regular meeting Monday night.
Talk about University of Iowa basketball fans! Kathleen Freed and her sister, Barbara Seiffert of rural Redding followed the Hawks all the way to Anchorage, Alaska to see them in the Great Alaska Shootout tournament held November 22-25 in Sullivan Arena.
Births: December 2, a son, Dawson, to Ben and Melanie Knapp.
Obituaries in this edition were: Edwin Harold Sherwood, Aden Ray Stewart, Jennie June Lesan Vance, Margaret Eighme, and Nina J. Sloan Crowell.
Ten Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, December 2, 2010.)
Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was reported at 6.7 percent for October, while the September rate was also revised downward to 6.7 percent. The states jobless rate stood at 6.5 percent one year ago.
While the number of miles driven by US motorists over the past five years has increased just 2 percent, the number of deer-vehicle collisions in this country during that time has grown by ten times that amount. Iowans particularly have problems with deer accidents, ranking second to West Virginia as the state with the most likelihood of a deer-vehicle collision.
Obituaries in this edition were: Cullen K. Geist, Bonnie Shackelton Scott and Leroy Albert Waugh.