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Sioux Center News (Newspaper) - January 29, 1975, Sioux Center, IowaOf Joyt working with students conducting workshops actor Jim Lawless performs variety of services As artist in residence Jim Lawless 39, professional actor of Minneapolis who was in Sioux Center All last week in the role of artist in residence conduct ing one Man shows called info Mances doing some teaching consulting and counselling about acting and the theatre on both College and High school level told the Sioux Center news that he finds serv ing As Northwest Iowa s affix l Date artist both challenging and Reward ing and a Welcome diversion from his usual work of acting in plays and making commercials. Jim win l be in Northwest Iowa for a period of eight weeks Asaf Ciliate artist spending two weeks in each of four communities Sioux Center be Mars Cherokee and Sioux City. He will return to Sioux Center for another full week on february 24 through March 1is in be Mars this week. He completed his first week in Sioux Center on sunday. The artist in residence program is financed by an $8,000 Grant from the Sears Roebuck foundation. While in Sioux Center last week Jim staged two info Mances one before a joint meeting of the Sioux Center women s club and the Dort women s club on thursday evening and one before a group of Dort students at the Dort commons on Friday evening. The forepart of the week he worked with Jim Johnson Sioux Cen ter Community High school drama instructor and the casts of three one act plays in the role of consultant and critic prior to the staging of the three plays on wednesday evening at the Public school auditorium. He spent a number of hours during the week working at Dort College with drama instructor James Koldenhoven members of the thalian club music students and others during rehearsals for two upcoming operas at Dort Westside Story and pirates of pen he also worked with or. Koldenhoven and his Shakespeare class participating in a detailed discussion about the first act of Romeo and he also spent sometime at Dort with two other English depart ment classes taught by or. Koldenhoven theatre history and interpretive acting. Or. Lawless was in Orange City on wednesday to speak to Unity funeral held monday for John Bierma Sioux Center funeral services were held at Cen trial reformed Church Here at 11 . Monday january 27, for John Bierma 81, retired Sioux Center Carpenter who died at his Home Here january 24, after a session of ice Chipping on his premises. Services were conducted by the Rev. Wesley Kiel and burial was in memory gardens cemetery under the direction of Vander Ploeg s funeral Home. Continued on Page 5 Jim Lawless Christian High students on the morning and to conduct an acting workshop at Northwestern College during the afternoon. On wednes Day evening he participated in an evening rehearsal of the three act drama the visit which a Northwestern cast will present later this Swine cattle loss set at half million Sioux county s livestock loss As a result of the january 10-11 blizzard according to a monday night tally at the Sioux county ask office in Orange City was 1,030 cattle Estima Ted value $350,000 2,372 hogs Esti mated value.$150,000 four sheep 600 1 continued on Page 5 Sioux Center Iowa wednesday january 29, 1975 John Bierma Gerrit Vande Berg Dies funeral held on tuesday funeral services were held at first reformed Church Here at 10 30 . Tuesday january 28, for Gerrit l. Vande Berg 81, of Sioux Center who died at the Sion in Center Community Hospital january 25 after a lengthy illness. Services we a conducted by the Rev Jack o. Boerigter and burial was in memory gardens cemetery under the direction of the memorial funeral Home. Or. Vande Berg was born december 17, 1893, in Sioux county where he lived All of his life. He married Jennie Vermeer january 27, 1915, in Sioux Center. They Farmed near Sioux Cen ter before retiring in 1943 and moving into town. Continued on Page 5 Parent teacher conferences Are january 29-30 High school Parent teacher conferences previously scheduled for thursday and Friday Jan. 23 and 24, will be held in the High school auditorium wednesday and thursday Jan. 29. And 30. Rescheduling was necessary because of the Days school was closed because of the recent Bliz Zard. Parents of those students whose last names begin with a through g Are asked to come wednesday Jan. 29, Between 12 30 and 2 15 . H through m Are scheduled from 2 15 until 4 00. Thursday Jan. 30, n through t and w through z should come Between 12 30 and 2 15. All v s Are asked to come Between 2 15 and 4 00. Parents will receive letter listing scheduled conference times. Mass religious service Bicentennial feature a mass religious service which will be jointly sponsored by most or All of the churches of Sioux county will be held at the football stadium in Sioux Center on the evening of july 4, 1976, As a special Bicentennial feature it was decided at a meeting at the Holland House Here monday evening of the county Bicentennial committee and ministers from several churches of Vari Ous communities in the county. Continued on Page 5 american state assets increase Over 100% the american state Bank has sex Perien ced an asset growth of More than 100 percent since it began opera Tion in Early june of 1973, according to a report presented january 21 at the Bank s annual stockholders meeting. The Bank s assets in june 1973, totalled $8,970,000.00. Total assets at the end of 1974 $18,089,848.00. There was a 33 percent growth in As sets from the end of 1973 to the end of 1974. It was speculated at the meet Winter. Or. Lawless said the objective of his inform aces one Man shows is to demonstrate what an actor does and How he does it " he presented Here on thursday and Friday evenings Brief excerpts from Shakespeare s Mcbeth and Richard Iii a Short Reading from Eugene o Niels Long Day s journey in night a piece from James Thurber s the night the bed fell on father a Short poem by e. E. Cummings called act a " my my Mann or n it theatre is More than entertainment actor Jim Lawless says that theatre productions initially were Princi Pally entertainment pure and simple. Not so today he contends. Now the goals besides entertainment include i inform 2 Edu Cate 3 stimulate or titillate activate minds to be More acutely aware of what is going on around them and to better understand it and perhaps to take broadened action if the need for it is made obvious and desirable. Lawless thinks society can definitely Benefit by being made More a cutely aware of its prejudices its intolerance its areas of stupidity and immaturity its greed its self cent redness. He thinks society also can Benefit from being made More aware of the attitudes and actions that make life More pleasant meaningful fruitful and rewarding. The theatre can be used ideally he thinks to improve society s Man ners etiquette tastes its concern for social inequalities and need for changes targeted on improvement. Or. Lawless told the Sioux Center news that he spends about 60 percent of his time these clays making commercials for television and radio. This he explained is my self subsidization program where i earn enough Money to be Able to be More selective about my act ing roles and other work which i have the Opportunity to do. He spends the other 40 percent of his time in theatre work con ducting acting workshops serving Asaf f i l Date artist. He finds the continued on Page 4 invite Public to reformed Fellowship meeting february 5 the Northwest Iowa chapter of the reformed Fellowship will sponsor a meeting on the topic the nature and necessity of Church discipline at the first Christian reformed Church in Hull at 8 . Wednesday february 5. There will be a panel discussion of the topic and panel members will coir Sist of three elders James Boogert Henry Siedor and Norman Vander Ark. The Public is invited. First notional Bank annual meeting features promotions at the annual stockholders meeting of the first National Bank of Sioux. Center held january 21, Vernon Mouw was elected vice chairman of the Board and Eda Kroon was elevated to the position of vice president. Or. Mouw will retain the title of executive vice president in addition to that of vice chairman of the Board. Eda will continue As cashier of the Bank. Lauren Kaemingk who has served the past two years As the Bank s Agri cultural representative will now have the additional title of assistant cashier. Robert Van ruler also an agricultural representative on the Bank s to f f for several years has been assigned the additional t it be of instalment loan officer. . Mouw continues As president and chairman of the Board. Other officers Are a. La. Tepaske executive continued on Back Page volume 82 number 5 annual Coop meetings feb. 22 and March 8 annual stockholders meetings of two of Sioux Center s largest cooperative enterprises will be held As Fol lows Farmers Coop society a 30 . Saturday february 22, Public school auditorium. Coop Gas & Oil 15 . Saturday March 8, Public school auditorium. Ing that this growth for this size Bank might be a record setter in the nation. It was announced at the meeting that because of this rapid Deposit growth the Bank stockholders in the inter est of keeping a Good balance Between Deposit growth and capital Structure will be making an additional capital Stock offering to existing stockholders in the amount of $500,000. " continued on Back Page Jot Mot pita a a Folia in Cha tits Sod gum unique bridal revue will be held in Sioux Center february 14my. My his mrs. Marion Zevenbergen of Sioux Center is pictured with her two prize scrapbooks which contain pictures of nearly All the bridal attire she has created 4. Over the past five years. Rites held for mrs. Sam Wynia funeral services were held at first reformed Church Here at 10 30 . Friday january 24, for mrs. Sam Wynia 76, of Sioux Center who died january 21, at the Sioux Center Community Hospital. Services were conducted by the Rev. Jack Boerigter and burial was in memory gardens cemetery Here under the direction of the memorial funeral Home. Mrs. Wynia the former Minnie Draayer was born in Orange City june 6, 1898. She was married to Sam Wynia october 13, 1919 in Sioux Cen ter. The couple Farmed near Maurice for Many years before retiring and mov Inq to Sioux Center. Or. Evnia died March 10, 1974. Survivors include three sons Louis and John both of Maurice and syne of Orange City three daughters mrs. Edward Wilmina Wielenga and mrs. Gerard Sadie Van Ravenswaay both o f Orange City and mrs. Wilson Cynthia Haarsma of Jenison Mich. A brother Chris of Ireton 24 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Lyon county livestock loss livestock losses in Lyon county due to the january 10-11 blizzard included 399 head of cattle 577 hogs and 90 sheep valued at an estimated$125,000. Thirty eight area women Are to Model their bridal gowns at a special unique wedding apparel revue which be held at the Christian school auditorium Here at 7 30 ". Friday february 14, As a Benefit for the Sioux Center Hospital auxiliary and the Christian school Guild. The bridal apparel that will be modelled including a number of Bride attendant gowns and Flower girl dresses were All made by mrs. A Ion Zevenbergen of Sioux Center Over the past five years. Admission to the revue which will feature detailed narration about the bridal gowns by mrs. Zevenbergen will be $1.50 per per son. Refreshments will be serve d at the conclusion of the program. The receipts will be shared equally by the Hospital auxiliary and the Christian school Guild mrs. Zevenbergen announced. Mrs. Zevenbergen is president of the Hospital auxiliary and also has been Active for Many years in the Christian school Guild. She and her husband Marion own and operate the country Home Motel North of Sioux Center. He is a Carpenter contractor who specs alj7rs in constructing and Selling ready built Homes. She is an a Corr polished seamstress who likes to sew and initially made sort of a Hobby out of her skill. In recent years that Hobby has developed into a profession. For since 1970, mrs. Zevenbergen has been the creator of nearly 400 bridal gowns Bride s maid gowns Flower girl ankle length dresses and formals. She also has made Many veils. The brides she has fitted with wedding gowns have come from a several state area and tier reputation for doing Good work at reason Able Cost continues to grow. Now says mrs. Zevenbergen i find myself being forced to turn Down some work particularly if there is a Rush situation involved. Mrs. Zevenbergen says she needs or at least prefers to spend a full week on each gown she makes after measurements have been carefully taken and material always selected by the Bride to be is on hand. Mrs. Zevenbergen now confines practically All of her sewing time to the making of bridal apparel. She does have still the responsibility of running a household being a wife and looking after her children. Her oldest child Eloise mrs. Merwin Rylaarsdam is a senior at Dort College majoring in continued on Back Page will show two films at Library Jan. 30 Finis to be shown thursday Jan. 30, in the fireside room of the Sioux Center Public Library Are Folk songs of the Western movement and Washington City of the world. Films will be shown continuously from 7 to 9 . There is no charge. Weather report Date 1-21 1-22 1-23 1-24 1-25 1-26 1-27 High 37 22 39 37 37 28 24 Low 8 -12 17 22 21 17 14 total precipitation 1 Many bridal gowns made by mrs. Marion a Vonbargen of Sioux Cen ter during the past five years is this one created out of Miram st for Jane Gerritsma daughter of or. And mrs. Ernest Gerritsma of Sioux Center now mrs. Dan Gritter of grand rapids Mich. This Pait ocular gown will be modelled in the february 14 revue Here by Jane s sister Ruth since Jane will be unable to at tend. Jane s husband is a graduate of Dort College and is now attending Semi nary in grand rapids

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