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Daisy Duckworth, as portrayed by Debbie Robinson, said the local newspaper never quoted her correctly and would print just about anything to attract more readers. Daisy married George Washington Duckworth in 1897. Daisy was active in Centerville affairs and dubbed herself the "Pied Piper of Salvage" as she helped to raise metal, cloth and paper for the WW II war effort. Daisy was the organizer of the Daughters of Union Veterans and Fannie Walden Tent No. 33 of Appanoose County. Duckworth, who was born Jan. 17, 1878 in Centerville passed away July 3, 1961 in Centerville and is buried in Oakland Cemetery. Her husband, George, also buried in Oakland Cemetery, passed away in Centerville May 20, 1953.

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The Iowegian wants readers to think about the solicitation ordinance that will prevent groups or individuals from entering a roadway to solicit money. The Centerville City Council in June by a 5-0 vote passed the first reading of just such an ordinance. Public pressure and during a subsequent special meeting, the council voted 3-2 to table the ordinance. A second special meeting to discuss the solicitation ordinance is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7 at City Hall. So, the question of the week is, "Do you or do you not support the ordinance to prevent solicitation of funds in city streets?"

A. I support the ordinance
B. I do not support the ordinance
C. Not sure
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