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Stories from Monday, December 28, 2009

Remember our troops! (12/28/09)
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The Bob Barnes family and 60 years of Rodeo (12/28/09)
Bob Barnes and Harry Vold have one thing in common that sets these rodeo greats apart -- they are the only two stock contractors who have had stock at every Wrangler National Finals Rodeo since it began 51 years ago. The Barnes bareback horse, Lemon Drop, was ridden by the 1959 World Champion, Jack Bushbom. The 1984 PRCA Stock Contractor of the Year and 1994 PRCA Hall of Fame inductee brought rodeo to the Midwest...
Barnes steers business to Cherokee (12/28/09)
The very important phrase "Shop At Home" was very well taken by John Barnes of Cherokee during the recent National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, Nev. earlier this month. John Barnes of Barnes/MJM PRCA Rodeos, who serves as Arena Director and Assistant Livestock Superintendent at the NFR, arranged the services of several Cherokee businesses to help in the production of the world-famous Benny Binion Bucking Horse & Bull Sale in conjunction with the NFR...
Hot shooting lifts UC past MMC (12/28/09)
ORANGE CITY - The 6th-rated Orange City Unity Christian boys jumped out to a 20-9 lead in the first quarter on the way to a convincing 79-48 War Eagle Conference victory over Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn here last week. The Knights stormed to a 45-17 halftime lead and led 61-25 heading into the final eight minutes...
Loughlin achieves national ranking (12/28/09)
WAVERLY - Four days after surging into the national rankings for the first time, Cornell College sophomore Nick Loughlin picked up five wins on his path to the 157-pound title at the recent Dick Walker Invitational here. Loughlin, a Cherokee Washington High graduate and three-time State Wrestling Tournament qualifier as a prep, guided the 12th-ranked Rams to a third-place finish in the 10-team field...
Couponing's Best-Kept Secrets: Don't Believe Everything You See (12/28/09)
One of the most common misconceptions about coupons is that the item that you buy must match the picture that appears on the face of the coupon. It's true that you can use the coupon to purchase the item that's pictured. However, you want to pay close attention to the text on a coupon, too. After all, the text contains the precise information that the coupon's bar code is programmed to deliver at the checkout counter. Which brings us to this week's tip...
Jake E. Dixson, Sr. (12/28/09)
Jake E. Dixson, Sr., 88, of Marcus, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009 at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center. Funeral services took place at Grace United Methodist Church in Marcus. Rev. Robert Blair officiated. Burial, with military honors, was at Marcus Amherst Cemetery. Stories, memories and expressions of sympathy may be directed to www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Extension Line (12/28/09)
I always enjoy learning how farm operators answered the questionnaire for the Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll. The highlights of the 2009 poll were recently released and looked at the topics of farm succession, their children's career paths, their own decision to farm, and the different programs for beginning farmers. This annual survey has been conducted annually since 1982 using basically the same set of questions every two years. For the 2009 poll, 1,268 farmers responded to the survey...
The scoop on shoveling snow (12/28/09)
Snow shoveling doesn't have to be a pain in the neck, back or elsewhere for that matter. In fact, shoveling snow can actually be considered good exercise if done safely and correctly. Shoveling snow for about 15 minutes at a time counts as moderate physical activity, much like a brisk walk...