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Aurelia Daily Times Newspaper Archive: December 08, 1999 - Page 1

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   Aurelia Daily Times (Newspaper) - December 8, 1999, Aurelia, Iowa                                 Wednesday, December 8,1999  ImP  PAÍrv TTMFS m  Correctionville man arrested in abduction of tliree children  On the evening of Sunday, Dec. 5, Storm Lake Police initiated an investigation into the abduction of three children from. Storm Laice .  Based an a police investigation it was learned that Kenneth Meyer, age 39 of Correctionville, was granted visitation of his two sons and their stepbrother by his estranged girfriend who resides in Storm Lake. On Sunday, Meyer attempted to coax his estranged girlfriend to his residence in Correctionville. When the mother of the boys refused, Meyer advised her that he was going to take the three children and that she would never see them again nor would she know where they were.  Storm Lake Police Department, working in conjunc-tiob with the Woodbury County  Sheriffs Department, attempted to locate Meyer and the children but were unsuccessful.  On the morning of Monday, Dec. 6, Storm Lake Police charged Kenneth Meyer with kidnapping (class c felony) and a warrant for his arrest was issued.  On the evening of Dec 6, Meyer was located and arrested by the Woodbury County Sheriffs Department at his residence. The children were not with him at the time of his arrest.  Police later located the children at the residence of a relative of Meyers located in Freemont, Neb. The boys were returned to their mother Tuesday morning.  Meyer is being held in the Woodbury County, Jail on $22, 750 cash bond awaiting his return to the Buena Vista County Jail.  Aurelia's Heritage Center announces purchase of home  Aurelia Heritage- Center is getting ready for the town's "Enchanted Christmas" and will be open on Dec. 11, starting at 10 a.m.  There are some very special displays this year. Art work from our local artist, along with Nanci Webbs Village Houses. In a special case is a display of Authentic Model Cars dating back to 1896.  The Heritage Society has purchased the Art Daniels home that will be known as Heritage House. Being a part of our town's memorabilia the Heritage Center members are excited about getting it ready to be a part of the center. In the future the museum will be open on special times and by appointment.  A bear-y soft place to be  Elizabeth Paltz, Aurelia, is surrounded by a wonderland of lioliday bears which can be found at IMaple Valley Hardware in Aurelia.  Photo by Lorri Glawe  Aurelia students to have "coffee house"  Lorri Glawe EDilGR  The Funky Java Coffee House will open at the Aurelia High School Library next week as a way of promoting leisure reading.' The program, to held monthly, is open to students and staff.  The first program will be on Dec. 15 from 7:45-8:25 a.m.  "It will also give the students and staff time to socialize," commented Meryl Held, teacher and organizer of the Coffee House. There will be a theme each mfipth. This month, of course, is Christmas. School band director Paul McEntaffer will provide a jazz quartet and refreshments, made by Heid's foods classes and health class, will be available for a small fee.  Held commented that the program will not only be fun, but will also give her students experience in food management and planning as well as in decorating, The idea for the Coffee House is one Held heard about from a Dennison teacher, who has had a great success with.  With the event being held before school begins, the students and staff will be fresh and ready  to relax before a busy day. Though there won't be a lot of time, there will be just enough time to read a few articles in a magazine, a newspaper or a chapter in an interesti ig book.  A short program will be held each time, as well. Held invites members of the community to volunteer to present a program.  New Teddy Bear Den program  The Teddy Bear Den is a new incentive program for Eariy Head Start parents of Cherokee and Plymouth counties. Parents  earn points for things such as completing their GED, attending WIC appointments, immunizations, parent meetings, and dental visits. They can then purchase items of their choice from our Teddy Bear Den using these earned incentive points. The Teddy Bear Den is located next to the Outreach Office in LeMars and will be open to Early Head Start parents of Cherokee and Plymouth counties to purchase donated items.  We have placed drop boxes at Hy-Vee and K-Mart in Cherokee until Dec. 17, 1999 and would like to offer you the opportunity to donate items to our Teddy Bear Den. Some of the items suggested are diapers, bottles, baby clothes, sippy cups, bibs, smoke detectors, safety latches, baby wipes, baby blan  kets, shampoo, powder, mittens, coats and hats. Any items are welcome for infants through age three as well as any safety items for the home.  You can donate items to the Teddy Bear Den at the convenient drop boxes located at Kmart and Hy-Vee  The Teddy Bear Den reinforces the benefits of a healthy child and gives the parents an incentive for spending positive, quality time with their child(ren).  The Teddy Bear Den is an  Check out the literacy tree at Aurelia's Public Library  extension of the Early Head Start program which serves 40 families in Cherokee and Plymouth counties. Early Head Start is a federally funded program for expectant parents and families with infants and toddlers, newborn to age three. This program, modeled after the Head Start program, enrolls families that meet certain guidelines. This program focuses on the family and early childhood development, including health care and educational training. There is no cost for this program for those families who qualify.  We are currently enrolling children into Early Head Start, so please contact Mid Sioux Opportunity at 1-800-859-2025 or your local Mid-Sioux office in Cherokee at 225-3322.  DO iOU 6IPT WRAP 0ONE5HER6?  How sweet it is!  Paula Benson, left, is this year's winner of the Sioux Valley Hospital Auxiliary quilt. Raffle tickets were sold throughout the year on the handmade quilt. Emma L,ou Phalen, auxiliary member and quilter, is on the right and Sue Parker, far right, is a members of the auxiliary. The winner was selected at the annual "Sweet Affair" held at the hospital Tuesday. The auxiliary sold out of Christmas goodies within an hour of opening. Photo by Lorri Glawe  Why not celebrate a loved ones special day with a gift that lasts a lifetime? It :s now possible for grandparents, parents, children, and friends, to select and donate a book to the library in recognition of a special loved one.  Interested individuals will be able to select an ornament from the Literacy Tree, along with a gift tag. They may then select a book from the Literacy Tree selection, or suggest a title of  K*>43 Today's Weather  Today's High 23 Low 42  Extended Forecast:  Thürs. Flurries 35/26  Frl. Sunny 39/18  Sat. Partly Cloudy 40/18  A series of storms will track to our south and east through the southern plains and Mississippi Valley..  Index  Abby..........11  Classifieds .. 13-14  Comics........11  Community......3  Horoscope......11  Local ..........2  Aurelia ......7-10  Sports..........6  their own. Recommended titles will include different reading levels and interests.  When a book is purchased, a special book plate will be placed in the book recognizing the honored individual. The books received through this program will become a treasured part of the library book collection and be "gifts" for all library patrons for years to come!  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