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June 14, 2013

Thank you, to all the volunteers out there

I grew up near a small town in northwest Iowa during the 1950s and 1960s. You would probably think not much was going on in the small community of 160 people. There was no theater, no bowling alley was available, nor was there a roller skating rink. Hardly any of the places that seemed exciting for young people to gather back then existed in Larrabee. It was deemed a virtue to make one’s own entertainment. Aside from family, chores, school and church, social outings might have been rare. Fortunately the community was made up of an uncanny number of caring adults. I often wonder if those old people truly knew what a difference they made in my life. I didn’t often take the time to say thank you.

Back in 1960, I had a personal crisis. You see, as a nine year old, I had plans to play professional baseball. I just knew that one day I would play second base for the Chicago White Sox. There was no organized or unorganized baseball activity near Larrabee. How could I ever be discovered by pro scouts if I was denied an arena to shine? I pled my case. I guess a whiny kid can have some impact. By June of 1960, adults in the community had met to organize a little league team that could travel. A ball field was constructed. Coaches and managers stepped forward to volunteer their time. Uniforms were ordered. Equipment was purchased. Nobody wanted to catch, so I stepped up even though I had my eye on second base. Through this I discovered by true position, backstop. Moreover, I discovered some great role models. The on field help, the organizers behind the scences and the support of all the folks that actually showed up to watch some of the worst baseball ever played. I am so thankful for the opportunity provided by caring adults.

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  • Centerville Police published 07/14/14 June 119:28 a.m. Ashley Rae Elizabeth Jackson, 26, of Centerville, was charged in the 1100 block of West Van Buren Street with fifth degree theft.6:30 p.m. Jerrico Jerem Chapman, 39, of Centerville, was charged in the 500 block of East Franklin Stree

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  • Land Transfers published 07/08/2014 Secluded Land Company LLC conveyed to Suzanne R. McFarland land in Union and Udell townships June 6.Terry R. Harbour executor, Deborah K. Gay executor and Caroll F. Van Dyne estate conveyed to Rhonda L. Szabo and Nellie Joyce Bowen trustee and trust

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  • No Headline Provided June 312:04 a.m. Anna Devere McVeigh, 22, of Unionville, Iowa, was charged in the 31000 block of 485th Street with failure to appear. She later posted bond and was released.June 57:39 p.m. Richard Corben Hayes, 25, of Centerville, was driving a 2001

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