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Aurelia Daily Times (Newspaper) - November 24, 1999, Aurelia, Iowa Wednesday, November 24,1999 129^- ^ Cherokee Kily mes Iiirdin Serving Che^kee, Aurelia, Cleghorn, Larrabee, IVIarcus, IVIerideri, Quimby and Washta, Iowa Ag Outlook meeting is set for Tuesday 27c Home Delivery 50c Single Copy Pages 1 - 6- 7 -8-9 Low commodity prices, lack of rain and record low subsoil moisture are major concerns to many people right now. Local producers are perhaps being hit : the hardest by the adverse conditions. The area banks and the Cherokee County office of the ; Iowa State University Extension ' Service have taken it upon them-; selves to organize a meeting with ' special speakers to give some insight on the farming conditions. Ag Outlook is scheduled t for Tuesday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. on : the campus of Western Iowa Tech Community College. Speakers will include - Elwynn Taylor, ISUE Climatologist. His topic for discussion will be "Weather Outlook." Kelly Brees, from Roach Ag Marketing, will speak on "Livestock and Crop Outlook." The Ag Outlook Meeting will be sponsored by First Trust and Savings Bank of Aurelia and Cleghorn; Heritage Bank N.A., Aurelia; Cherokee State Bank, Cherokee; and ISU Extension. Everyone is urged to attend this very important meeting. Refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome to attend. Feel free to call the Extension Office at 712-225-6196 if you have any questions. Nortli Pole Calling! i Santa Claus has made special arrangements with the Cherokee Parks and Recreation Department so that he may telephone your child at home between 6-8 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 6. Sign up early as the holiday season is a busy time at the North Pole! Registration forms are available at the Cherokee Parks and Recreation Department office in the Community Center, the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce, or any of the financial institutions in Cherokee. Deadline is Friday, Dec. 3, 1999. Nighty-night at Aurelia Jennifer Jensen listens intently to a "bed time" story at tlie Aurelia Public Library during the pajama party held there Thursday night. Popcorn, a movie ariid crafts were offered to the great number of children who responded. Photo by Lorri Glawe You can help bring a Bear-y Merry Christmas to kids fi',: yi lliil Christmas is a giving time of year and nothing is greater than seeing the eyes of a child Hght up at the sight of a new toy. The Daily Times staff invites everyone to take part in a bear-y special project they are involved in - collecting new teddy bears for children. The bears may be brought to the Daily Times office and hung on our bear-y special Christmas tree. All of the bears will be donated to the Toys for Tots campaign. Anyone who has donated a bear is eligible for the drawing to win the Millennium Bear on dis; play at the office. The drawing will take place Friday, Dec. 17, at the Bear-y Merry Christmas" open house to be held at the Daily Times office beginning at 6 p.m. You must be present to win. Hot apple cider, coffee, cakes and cookies will be served. Please, bring a smile to the face of a child. Stop by and hang your bear on the special Christmas tree. Survey reveals: Child-passenger seatbelt usage at all-time high Kelly Carlson and Ann Schmidt. Photo by Denny Koenders The percent of children appropriately restrained while riding in motor vehicles is at an ail time high in Iowa, according to a survey conducted this summer by the University of Iowa Prevention Research Center (IPRC). In Cherokee County, the survey revealed that out of 194 children observed, 127 children were restrained or 65.5 percent. That number is down 3.8 percent over last year's survey which showed 69.3 percent of children observed were properly restrained. The overall percentage of Iowa children under the age of 6 who are appropriately restrained while riding in a motor vehicle climbed to 74.8 percent in the 1999 survey, an increase of 1.6 percent over the 1998 survey. This is the highest level recorded since these surveys began in 988. Researchers observed! 6,210 children under age 6 in motor vehicles; 4,644 of these children were judged to be appropriately restrained. However, stiiall children in'_ rural areas of Iowa are much Icsii" likely to be appropriately restrained while riding in a car , than those in more populattid.; areas. The survey showed that.' the smaller the community, the • less likely young children were to , be in seat bells or car seats appro-^' priate to their size and age. Communities with fewer than 3,3()() residents had especially low rates. On average, only 62.9 percent of all children observed riding in motor vehicles in these . areas were appropriately-restrained. By comparison, cities-and towns with populations over 3,500 showed average child _SEAT BELTS' Please turn to page 2 K*M3 Today's Weather Today's High 45 Low 23 Extended Forecast: Thürs. Partly Cloudy 47/24 Fri. Partly Sunny 49/26 Sat. Partly Sunny 27/46 Relatively quiet weather will prevail through the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Precipitation chances low. Abby Community......3 Iildex 12 Horoscope 12 13 Local ...... 2 12 Aurelia...... 6-9 • ^ Sports..... 11 Sports Coach Irwin shoots for three See Page 11
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