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June 13, 2018

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MVAOCOU BPA Finishes 22nd at Nationals

Abbi Boysen, Ellen Mallory, Danielle Yockey, and Shelby Davis.
    The MVAOCOU BPA National Leadership Conference Qualifying Parliamentary Procedure Team finished 22nd in the nation at their competition in Dallas, TX May 8-12.
    Each member was required to take a test over Parliamentary Procedure individually,. Then they performed a mock-meeting together.
    Here is a list of some of the other things the girls did while they were down south:
    The ladies along with their sponsor Angie Sass stayed at the Great Wolf Lodge, a waterpark hotel in Grapevine, TX (a suburb of Dallas). They attended multiple meetings including the opening general session with keynote speaker Michelle Poler, a YouTube and podcast star who inspired the students to chase their dreams and trample their fears. They also attended multiple workshops about resume production and building professionalism in teens. They also attended a Texas-style hoedown with students from across the country where the kids watched armadillo races, had their picture taken with a longhorn, practiced their roping skills, and many other activities.
    Outside the conference the group toured the Dallas World Aquarium, AT&T Stadium, and Historic Downtown Grapevine, TX
    Congratulations for your exceptional job, ladies!
    Photo by Angie Sass. Thanks, Angie!

Storm Warning System Reminder

    With severe weather testing the storm-scare level of people already this year, the Danbury Fire Department reminds all that our siren may be sounded in the event of a tornado or strong winds.
    Late last summer the siren was replaced with one which can be set off remotely from the Woodbury County Sheriff's Office. The new system relieves fire personnel from risking their lives during a storm. Prior to this siren, someone had to go to the station and sound the siren, forcing them to stay at the station when they should be in their basement.
    The new siren will be sounded not only when tornadic activity is seen, but also when winds exceed 80 mph. The siren will wail three short times for high winds and one long time for tornado. Citizens are asked to seek shelter for either instances.
    During non-storm weather, the siren continues to announce noontime and when firemen are needed for a call.

Farm Credit Services of America Members Visit Local Farms

    Skittles. Skittles are delicious. The fruity M&Ms cousin offer a sweet fruity treat to thousands of people a day.
    For some, Skittles offer an eye opening lesson on the use of added hormones in beef. Sharyl Bruning turns what could be a complicated issue into a visual demonstration of the differences in hormone levels in their NHTC beef (non hormone treated cattle) vs. those that receive a hormone implant. She showed how the differences are basically negligible. Comparing one nanogram to a blade of grass in a football field it was noted that there is really a very minute difference in NHTC (.8 nanograms/ 3 oz. serving of beef) vs. conventional at 1.2 nanograms/ 3 oz. serving of beef. She also showed other levels in our food such as an egg has 94 ng./serving, potatoes, 255 ng./serving and ice cream: 520 ng./serving. There weren't enough Skittles to demonstrate things like peanuts and soy products. But in the end it is all about giving the consumers a choice in what they want to feed their families.
    As more and more people become removed from a traditional farm it is only natural that they become less familiar with the methods and technology used in growing their food. This is where misconceptions can arise. Farmers are well-known to just do their jobs and not broadcast the whats and hows of what they do each day. With farmers being less than 2% of the population, the need for helping the public know where their food comes from has greatly increased.
    Farm Credit Services of America (FCSA) is an ag-based lender and strives to have all their employees understand different types of farming operations. Last fall they visited a dairy operation. The Innovation team that visited develops products for farmers to use. They wanted to have a better understanding of how dairy farmers do what they do to in turn enable them to create better products such as a remote deposit phone app.
    This spring, The Bruning/Seuntjens farm family was chosen to visit. The farm family consists of Dave and Sharyl Bruning; Sharyl's brother, Brian Seuntjens; and the Bruning's son, Jeff Bruning. The FCSA group was interested in beef farm operations.
    "We were chosen (for a visit) for a couple of reasons: Based on our type of operation and because of some recent updates to our farm. These updates were done mainly so we can better utilize low-stress cattle handling methods - things we've been doing but want to do better. FCSA also knew that I am a member of the Iowa Farm Bureau's F.A.R.M. team (Farm Advocates Reaching Mainstreet). This team equips its members with tools needed to better communicate with non-farm people," said Sharyl Bruning.
    The group learned about the family history, the story of the farm, toured the new cattle processing building and watched a group of cattle be put through the system. They also learned about the feed stuffs used and how the rations are developed under the guidance of a beef nutritionist using distiller grains, liquid protein, dry matter and cracked corn. They were also showed them their tractor and planter set up and the technology used on the crop side of the operation. Lastly they got to get up close and friendly with the pen of cows and calves.
    This group had great questions about many of the things we take for granted - assuming others know these things!

Citywide Rummage to Kick Off Corn Days

    This year Corn Days will kick off with the removal of unwanted treasures from homes and the placement of these treasures into new hands. Intrigued??
    Danbury citywide rummage sales will be kicking


Morningside College announces Roadman and Dimmitt scholars

    SIOUX CITY, IOWA (May 29, 2018) - A total of 383 students were named Roadman Scholars and Dimmitt Scholars at Morningside College in recognition of high academic distinction for the 2017-18 academic


Phyllis Christie Honored

By Jean Wilcke
    The Elleen and Irvin Oberreuter family hosted a catered family dinner at the shelter house in Battle Creek Alumni Park on Sunday. June 3rd in honor of Elleen's mother, Phyllis Christie. Phyllis


Graduates Receive Degrees at ISU

    AMES, Iowa (May 29, 2018) - At Iowa State University's spring commencement ceremonies, 4,809 graduates received degrees. Iowa State awarded 4,023 undergraduate degrees, 512 master's degrees, 144 doctor of veterinary medicine


Donate Blood to Beat the Summer Shortage

Danbury Blood Drive June 27th

    SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Year after year, LifeServe Blood Center sees a drastic dip in donations during the summer.
    From vacations to outdoor fun and summer weddings,


Libraries Rock!!!

Summer Reading Program Coming to Cord Memorial Library

    Libraries Rock!!!! And Cord Memorial Library will be rockin' in July with the summer reading program!!!
    Children going into kindergarten through children going


Queen Esther Order of Eastern Star Meeting

    The Queen Esther Chapter No. 222 Order of the Eastern Star will be meeting on Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 at the Masonic Temple, Onawa at the hour of 7:30 o'clock p.m. with Worthy Matron Deb Hahn and Worthy Patron Jim


Cord Memorial Libary Board Meeting

    The Cord Memorial Library Board meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 20th at 5:30 p.m. at the library. The board has been striving to make it an active part of the Danbury community. If you wish to have input, the board


Little Sioux Beach Opens

    Sioux City - The public beach at Little Sioux Park near Correctionville opened for the season on Friday, June 8, 2018, following completion of a major beach renovation. The beach will be open daily, weather permitting, from 11:00


Open Cupboard June 20th

    The Open Cupboard & Food Bank of Siouxland Inc. Mobil Food Pantry distribution will be Wednesday, June 20th at 4:00 p.m. at the Mapleton Community Center. Bring your own bags,boxes,clothes baskets & containers to put your food


MVAO FFA Attends Iowa State Conference

By Katelynn Mullin
    On Sunday April 22 nine MVAO FFA members and two chaperones left Mapleton and headed to Ames for the State FFA Leadership Conference.
    On Sunday when we


Naig Comments On Iowa Crop Progress And Condition Report

    DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig today commented on the Iowa Crop Progress and Condition report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service. The report is


Iowa Preliminary Weather Summary

By Dr. Justin Glisan, State Climatologist, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship

    The week began with warmer temperatures across northern Iowa, ranging from 2-7 degrees above normal. With the exception of the southwest


Bill Riley Talent Show at Woodbury County Fair

    The Woodbury County Fair will sponsor a Bill Riley Iowa State Fair Contest at Moville. The contest dates are Thursday, August 2, and Saturday, August 4, at 7:00 PM. Prizes of $75, $50, and $25 are being awarded


NEW Cooperative Foundation Donates to 4-H Clubs

    Fort Dodge, IA- Once again, the NEW Cooperative Foundation has shown their commitment to supporting our local 4-H youth. Recently, the foundation donated $42.405 to area 4-H clubs. The money is donated for half


What's Cookin' in the Cooking Club

    The monthly meeting of 4-H Cooking Club was held on Saturday May 19, 2018 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Church in Mapleton. We had seven members present with two leaders. The topic for this meeting was Mystery Meals!


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