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West Point Bee (Newspaper) - September 29, 1976, West Point, Iowa State Historical East 12th Grand pss Mde for charity Approximately 270 riders braved the cold mist last Sunday to ride n the Amy Richmond memorial Pictured above are Vest Point riders who were escorted by West Point Police and Civil The riders received pledges from residents and local business for every mile they Estimates are that will be raised by the Amy Richmond was the eight year old daughter of and Frank Richmond of Amy died this past summer of a form of All proceeds from the ride will be turned over to the American Cancer News from the Hough ton area Sherry Shannon 4693692 The Amy Richmond Memorial for cancer was held 4 on Houghton was one of the starting The destination was Denmark where a lunch was served to the The general chairman was Sue Richmond of Although fifteen persons were because of inclement not all checked in at the Shelter starting Those checking in and returning to a total of 34 were Linda Deanna Sue Ann Jill Kenny Greg Stueker and Steve Leaving from West riding to Houghton and returning to West a Coming events September 29 Euchre Kof West Point October 1 Houghton K of Howard Sanders October 3 Gods Acre Paul Dollies Card Party October 4 West Point Town Council West Point Parish Council October 5 Houghton Town Council West Point Ann D of Paul Fire Department October 6 West Point Utility October 7 West Point Fire Department Paul Town Council October 10 Marys Fall West Point October 11 Madonna D of Paul West Point K of C regular meeting October 12 Jaycees West Point Home and Garden Club October 14 Legion Auxiliary Board open to the public Civil Defense Meeting October 17 Houghton Fall Festival Johns Church October 18 West Point Community Club October 19 Marquette dismissed at Faculty meeting October 21 Regular American Legion October 23 Gods Portion Peters Franklin October American 3 Bavarians October 25 West Point K of C House Committee Public Library Board open to the public October 28 Houghton Fire Department Senior Citizens October 29 Dance at K of C Houghton Char and Country Unlimited October 30 Civil Defense siren test for alert j Future November 13 American Legion and Auxiliary Banquet December 17 Dance at K of Houghton Char and Country Unlimited total of 29 were Todd Julie Overberg and Kurt Each rider had sponsors who pledged from to for every mile Proceeds from the event were contributed to the American Cancer Iowa Workers at checkpoint were Fred Romanus Victor Peitz and Linus The Houghton community wishes to thank those participating and their and Mark Shawn and Julie of Bettendorf were weekend visitors in the home of and Carl 5th birthday which was was celebrated on Luella Kruger of visited at the home of her Mfr Leonard Moeller during last joined them for the The Krugers moved in August from Ames to where they are ANNOUNCEMENT A second group of the Needlecraft Guild will be starting on Thursday 7 at the Houghton K of C The group had received requests for an evening session from those who were unable to attend in the Persons were welcome at either the Tuesday afternoon or Thursday evening or Eugene a leader of the Cedar Sod Busters 4H was named as outstanding boys along with Larry Holtkamp of the Paul leader of Busy Workers as Lee Countys 4H club leaders were honored in Keokuk on Gene and Larry were given a Sheaffer Pen and Pencil following the first 4H leaders sponsored by the Keokuk Chamber of Myrna Folker and Wayne members of the 4H club committee were presented with Alumni Recognition Larry Holtkamp was also the recipient of the silver clover for five years of service as a club Frank Mohrfeld and Paul Wellman were among those receiving Gold Clovers for 10 years of and Leonard and Gilbert and Stanley Paul and Arthur and Raymond and Ronnie and Leonard Witting represent ed 4H The Cedar Sod Busters The Cedar Chips and Little Women at the The Lee County 4H program is under the leadership of JOAnn 4H and Youth and Robert county extension The 29th annual 4H club members recognition banquet is scheduled for November 3 in the West Point Legion This event will be sponsored by the Madison Chamber of Iowa was the site of the State Daughters of Isabella Convention held this past 25 and Marquette Circle of Keokuk hosted the event at which Bishop OKeefe was Those attending from this area were Marietta who represented Anns West as Mary who acted as Mildred Alice Eileen Denning and Dot Households in area part of national survey A sample of households in this area will take part in the fourth nationwide survey of housing conducted annually by the Bureau of the Department bf for the Department of Housing and Urban according to Rex Director of the Census Bureaus Regional Office in Kansas The 1976 survey will begin the of September This program is in response to a need for frequent and uptodate data on considered a prime indicator of the Nations economic For the 1976 survey a sample of housing units has been scientifically selected to represent a cross section of all housing in the The sample was originally selected 1970 census records and has been updated each year to include new housing data have come only from the decennial Holy planned for group On October 3 at the 9 oclock the Altar and Rosary Society will receive Holy Communion in a At this time also the election of officers for the coming year will take If anyone would like to check their dues the records will be available at this census of irregular and onetime special With regular annual surveys it is possible to compare from year to year the number and types of and changes in the total housing from losses and new In comparisons can be made about the frequency of mechanical and utility breakdowns and other indicators of the physical condition of residential characteristics of the neighborhoods in which the units are as well as the characteristics of the including those who move in and out over the Census Bureau representatives will begin interviewing households and the work is expected to take about three Each household in the sample will be mailed an introductory letter prior to the interviewers For unoccupied information will be obtained from or rental Joint reports on the results of the survey are expected to be issued in the fall of Statistics will be tabulated for the for each of four census for urban and rural for standard metropolitan statistical areas as a whole both inside and outside central and for the remainder of the country nonmetropolitan Joe Casanova drove to Dubuque on Thursday for the funeral of her Thomas She returned home on Greg Thrasher of son of and Merle formerly of was united in marriage to Nancy Schemers of on The wedding took place in Friends and relatives from this area attending were Gregs and William Leroy Evie and and and Milt and John and Romanus and Leonard and Gervase and and Neal Frary and Paula of Judy Steve and Lisa Lampe participated in the Fall planning conference for Future Business Leaders of America held last weekend in The three are members of the club at Madison High Point THE MARQUETTE COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER BEE Volume 1976 39 News from West Point area and Leonard Moeller and and Mrs Stanley Abolt vacationed in with and Mac They visited Arlington National also went to Emery Boerger en the Monday Bridge High scorers were Lloyd Lampe and Henry The Honors prize was won by Charles was elected of the Madison Board of during the reorganizational meeting Betty Martin was elected which is a first for a its womens I plaque to be placed at the sight of the bell and flag pole and that was dedicated on July 1976 in the city The Bicentennial Commission sin cerely thanks the American Legion Auxiliary for the use of their flag in the Corn Festival and Rodeo Parades carried by the Minute Men also grateful appreciation to the State Central Bank for the use of the meeting and Gene flew to Ann where they spent the weekend with their a student at the University On Saturday they attended the Michigan Stanford football a longtime resident of Madison and a former died 1976 at the Madison Nursing Care He was the last surviving member of his family and never Sebers entertained at Bridge Monday Scorers were Albert Stroth Sebers and Linda and Margaret Denning received achievement certificates for superior grades during the summer term at University of Iowa college of AIB Graduates LeAnn daughter of and Sylvester Kruse and Chris son of the late and Bernard were among those graduating this month from American Institute of Business in Des Sheri daughter and Leroy is again leading the cheering at Iowa Wesleyan College in Sheri is in her junior year at Iowa She is a former cheerleader for the Marquette Continued on page 7 Dorothy is visiting her and Ed Babe is recuperating nicely at her home after surgery recently at Heart Tuesday night at the Bicentennial Commission meeting held at the State Central Savings Bank were Dan chairman Lloyd David Maurice Carl Sebers and Virginia It was voted upon to donate to the Marquette Band Drill Team in ap preciation for their many per and hard work through the A committee was formed to purchase a bronze Hospital notes Burlington Medical Center Dismissals September 21 Marie West Point September 25 Larry and baby West Point Fort Madison Sacred Heart Hospital Admissions September 20 Cathy West Point Janet Staub September 21 Fred West Point September 24 George West Point Dismissals September 21 Kathryn West Point September 22 Cathy West Point Pancake royalty Crowned King and Queen of the 25th annual Paul Gods Acre Sale Pancake Supper last Friday were Dan son of and Dennis Kempker and Mary Lynn daughter of and Cletus Over 450 people enjoyed the delicious pancake supper and even more attended the dance that Cecilia visited Wednesday with Julette Geers and Rose Those attending the Lee County meeting of the American Legion Auxiliary in the Lee County Bank building in Madison Wednesday night were Henry Ben Pranger and Victor Pranger opened and closed the meeting with William Lee County President had charge of the June First District gave a Homemade cookies were and Victor Moeller and family were here for the from Texas and attended the Moeller Krogmeier wedding on Satur Sister Joan was here also in the Rudy Moeller were Henry Groene and Honors prize was won by John Rick Patti daughter of Norbert has been here through the month of September while her husband has been on maneuvers in and Martin visited the Earl Vincents and Lavetta Wed Also were and Arthur Mike Cedar Rapids spent the weekend in the Robert Winnike David son of the Vernon spent the weekend the Altar and Rosary Society will receive Holy Communion in a body at the Election of of will be held after The dues book will be available for anyone to Everybody in the parish is automatically a member of the Altar and Rosary The regular monthly meeting of the Senior Citizens was held in the Legion Hall preceded by a chicken Father Dennis Martin gave the Stanley Abolt con ducted and opened the meeting with the Pledge to the The health planning council will hold a meeting at the West Point Care Center 30 at All The draw prizes were Delbert George Henry John Frank Albert Herbert Fred Irene Eleanor Steve Herman Kuhljuergen and Ben The October meeting will be held on 28 with a potluck dinner at The committee is and Arnold and Dietrick Mr and Frank and Earl and Jud Winnike and Rosanna secretary Wayne Mayor of Madison is listed in poor condition in the intensive care unit of Sacred Heart He had returned to parttime work as mayor following hospitalization July 2 after a heart Leo Rose Joe Heather and visited Monday and Tuesday with the formers Mary On Rueter and Mary Wellman visited their Gertrude Tinnes at Fred Fred Bernice Irvin Wilma Ruth Mehmert and Jane Davenport spent a day recently with Tony Evie Bentler rih Amity Bridge with Frank Euchre was Ben High scorers played at 18 Winners Continued on page 7 The Lee County Regional Planning Commission met Monday night 20 in the City Hall at West Among the various subjects discussed were county waste disposal and the proposed enlargement of the board of supervisors to five Since a quorum was not no was Pictured above are some of the rare items that auctioned off atthe 25th annual Paul Gods Acre sale to be held this GodS sale set In 1952 the late Francis Schaefers had an auction sale to dispose of some unwanted articles around the parish Some parishioners brought farm produce and miscellaneous articles to add to the The sale netted approximately It seemed to be a successful venture so it was decided to have another sale the next The committee for the 1952 sale was Henry Henry Joe Wilbert Holt A parade and King and Queen contest were added in This was a very big year as the sale netted Daniel Steffensmeier and Renate were selected to reign as king and The annual sale was becoming a big event with a lot of work being done prior to the actual sale It was decided that a six man committee was needed to handle all the Each year two members would retire and two new members would be This method has proven to be very successful is still being used Robert Peanuts Jerry Carl Larry and Ralph Walljasper are members of this years Elaine Audrey Jan and Pauline Meierotto are the ladies planning this years turkey They are the officers of the Altar and Rosary Society of James This year will mark the 25th anniversary of the Gods Acre Sale and to honor this event the A R Society of James Parish compiled a cook book which will be offered for sale the day of the Another interesting item which was handmade by Greg Meierotto is an elegantly styled walnut wood pendant weather The and barometric pressure dials were imported from There should be some lively bidding for this item as it is a very useful weather A tribute to 25 years of Gods Acre Sales is the walnut framed display of 25 of which are silver and twelve that are silver These quarters have been saved from each year and have the mint dates from 1952 to will be auctioned on October Antique collectors will be very much interested in a dated 100 yearold Coats spool The six drawer solid walnut cabinet with glass inserts in the drawers was discovered in the Merschman Carpet Center attic by Betty Hardly recognizable under its heavy coat of grey enamel was a choice antique Merschman had purchased this cabinet about 50 years ago and put it to use as a parts cabinet in his appliance Ironically the grey paint helped preserve the cabinet although it meant many hours of hard painstaking work for Betty Merschman to bring out the true beauty of the fine craftsmanship of this valuable The rare black wood knobs have a brass star imbedded in the center and have brass engraved rosette back Merschman Carpet Center will have a window display of many of the items of the Gods Acre Sale auction this coming If you are in town you are welcome to stop in and inspect these And dont forget to attend the turkey dinner and auction on October
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