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West Bend Journal (Newspaper) - May 22, 1997, West Bend, Iowa VOLUME West 1A INVOCATION NATIONAL ANTHEM WMB HS Band SPEAKER WBM HS Band READING names OF DECEASED VETERANS IN PARADE OF Harold Montag DECORATING UNKNOWN SOLDIERS GRAVE Members Ed Brandt SERGEANT AT Harold Montag OFFICER OF THE Zinn Parade will start at the school house at Program at the Cemetery will start at In case of rain the program will be held in the school Gym Any group wishing to march are invited to be in the parade HEIP ELIMINATE RETARDATION Donations dropped into a collec tion canister at the Caseys General Store in West Bend during May and June will help Kiwanis clubs elimi nate one of the worlds most impor tant causes of mental More than Caseys stores in nine state are supporting a worldwide cam by Kiwanis to eliminate iodine deficiency disorders by the year Iodine deficiency disorders IDD are the leading cause of preventable mental retardation in the world IDD was virtually eliminated in the United States several decades ago when iodine was added to according to the United Nations Childrens more than billion people are at risk of IDD in the rest of the including 500 million chil Iodine is an essential The thyroid gland needs iodine to make hormones that regulate brain and nervous system Lack of iodine in the diets of preg nant women can cause miscarriages and stillbirths or result in the birth of children with severe mental retarda Growing children who lack ad equate iodine can suffer from reduced mental and physical and both children and adults can develop goi an enlargement of the thyroid gland that produces a swelling on the Caseys was attracted to this project when we heard how many people are affected nby IDD and how we could saiys Donald Caseys This ap to be a very doable and were interested in sup porting that kind of service OPERATION ARC MAY 1920 Nearly everyone in America has now heard of the potential dangers that air bags may pose to education alone has not been enough to motivate all driv ers to change their habits and buckle children 12 and under in the back Surveys show that almost half of all Americans are still not following the safety advice Air bag safety means Buckle Everyone Children in Back This statistic translates into Since reports indicate that four small children riding in the laps of front seat passengers were killed when an air bag deployed in a Weve all seen children riding un buckled sometimes learning up against the dashboard or kneeling in the seat looking out with their little faces pressed up against die window and wished we could do something about said Janet Execu tive Director of the Air Bag Safety Stepped up enforcement of child passenger safety and safety belt and strengthened laws is what is needed to protect children who are in serious danger in the event of a car Motor vehicle crashes not dis ease or crime are the leading causes of death of The best way to address this startling statistic is to in crease compliance nationwide with child passenger safety and safety seat Thats why the Air Bag Safety Campaign has launched Operation ABC Mobilizing America to Buckle Up In partnership with the and with the support of the President of the United States and the nations governors and law enforcement in all 50 states will be stepping up enforcement of child pas senger safety and safety belt laws dur ing Buckle Up America May in order to protect children and families from potential Public support for strengthening child passenger safety laws and stron ger enforcement of existing laws is very strong 76 percent of those sur support Its time to make unbuckled children unacceptable in Dewey CONVENTION Craig West at tended the 1997Annual Iowa Chiropractic Society Spring Conven tion on May 1997 in West Des Over 165 Iowa of chiropractic enhanced their knowl edge with this years The conventions well respected lecturers consisted of Greg Whitehall Management Judy Iowa Illinois Safety Council William Back Talk Systems Judi INS Gary Lodmell Lodmell Jeff Parker College of Chiropractic Lynn Lowder and Crowley and members of the Iowa Board of Chiropractic Examin Included in the seminar was an exciting variety of educational extra Topics covered were carpal tunnel syn licensing rule changes and continuing education require Nicki Hanselman and Mary assistants for attended the Saturday session and learned valuable information relating to insurance and positive Vernon has been in 13 the past two in West The Iowa Chiropractic Society is a professional association for doctors of chiropractic in the state of WEST BEND PIONEERS Andy Montag right and Ty Brown left of the West Bend Pioneer 4H Club present Ray Brown with a plaque for 27 years of service as leader of the West Bend The last meeting of the West Bend Pioneers was held on April 28 at the West Bend Public Library Discussed during meeting was getting live stock tagged and getting the ID sheets into the Extension office by May Also discussed were fair dates and The meeting was moved to be adjourned by Mitch Montag and seconded by Betsy Following the meeting there was a short presen tation on garden flowers and plants by Mandy EARLY DEADLINES ADS May 23rd Noon NEWS May 27th appreciate News on Friday POPPY DAY MAY 23RD WEAR America is die land of preserved and protected willingly and freely by citizens soliders Millions who have an swered the call to arms have died on the field of battle A nation of peace must be reminded of the price of war and debt owed to those who have died in SMALL TOWNS ARE SPECIAL By Alicia Bleuer Wolverine Weekly Staff Writer Column I have lived in West for each of the 16 years of my In my time here I have observed many things unique about small town There is something special about a small town that living in a city just doesnt Small towns provide the ability to know who your neighbors the freedom not to worry when your kids ride their bikes along the and the confidence to know that if you are suffering through tough someone is always going to be there to lend a These things are all but small town living can often make people feel like they are missing some of the things that are available to people living in larger population These things can include movie large shopping and more specialized When driving down the main street in the average small town you can usually see most of the businesses in the These may seem pretty weak compared to larger but most small towns have everything the average citizens need post grocery hardware thing about business in a small town is that you usually know who the money is going to when you write out a Most business owners support each other by buying their goods I think that really says something about the hearts of most of the people in a small As citizens of West Bend and Mallard have seen in the past few small communities are usually more than willing to help out a friend in For many people came together to support the families of Mark Elbert and Ben Skoglund after each of their This really shows the ability of people to pull together when something needs to be Many local groups regularly plan fundraisers and events to help support important local One of these popular events is the Fourth of July celebration held every year in West Almost every person from West Bend attends most of the events especially the fire The Fourth of July is a day when children are running around freely and everyone is having a great It really demonstrates the hometown atmosphere that is often felt in a small town such as West Bend or Being a I cant say that I have always appreciated the opportunities offered to me from the small town I live Usually on weekends I find as do a lot of other cruising down main street for hours at a time complaining to my friends about how there is never anything to Usually we blame this problem on the size of the but that is not necessarily It seems like wherever you go teenagers are often bored with their Students that attend small schools can sometimes feel that they do not get the same opportunities that could be offered to them in larger 1 have also been guilty of taking our school for granted in the past few Our school seems really small when compared to most public city butit isnt really bad as we Sometimes I get frustrated with the population of our school and the number of activities available for students to participate but our school has an outstanding selection of things to participate in when compared to most of the schools in our In bigger schools it is a lot more difficult to join some especially because of the number of people trying In our school you dont usually have to worry about not making a Sometimes small classes can be a More one on one attention is given to students in smaller classrooms which leads to better Sometimes it can be nice to know everyone in your class The friends that you make in kindergarten are usually the same friends you have when you small town living is more of a blessing than it is a being the teenager that I sometimes it can really feel I realize that someday when I finally leave for college I will miss the atmosphere and feeling of safety and of having close friends and family by my side the feeling that I get from living in a small war The Red Poppy has been designated as a symbol of sacri fice of lives in all wars and The American Legion Auxiliary has pledged to remind America annually of this debt through the distribution of the memorial Eddie Mayor of City of West do hereby pro claim the 23rd day of 1997 as POPPY DAY and ask that all citizens pay tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the name of freedom by wearing the Memorial Poppy this MEMORIAL DAY PROGRAM IA May SHARP AH members of Post 425 will gather at the Legion Whittemore at May where they load for the Rodman Cemetery at After conclusion of service at the Legion naires will travel back to
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