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of the Day A
school teacher injured his back and had to wear a plaster cast around
the upper part of his body. It fit under his shirt and was not
noticeable at all.
On the first day of the term, still with the cast under his shirt, he
found himself assigned to the toughest students in school. Walking
confidently into the rowdy classroom, he opened the window as wide as
possible and then busied himself with desk work.
When a strong breeze made his tie flap, he took the desk stapler and stapled the tie to his chest.
Project Linus Blankets to Bring Comfort to Young RMC Patients
fleece blankets were made at the Project Linus Workshop organized by
the Regional Medical Center (RMC) Auxiliary and held in Veterans
Education Center on Friday, November 22nd. Generous donors gave
enough fleece fabric to keep the blanketeers busy during the 4 hour
workshop. Eight youth were among the 20 volunteers who clipped fringe
and tucked ends to give the blankets a bunny ear or hound ear finish.
The blankets were immediately available to give comfort to young
patients of RMC’s Emergency Department and Med-Surg/Special Care Unit.
Check out the photos from the Workshop on our website here, and watch for details about the next Project Linus Workshop planned to take place in early 2014.
The Regional Medical Center Auxiliary, is a non-profit organization,
whose mission is to promote wellness in the community, serve as a
liaison between the hospital and the community, and conduct fundraising
projects to assist the hospital in meeting its objectives. Project
Linus, is a non-profit organization, which provides security through
blankets to children in need. Blankets are lovingly made by adults and
children “blanketeers” from all walks of life and many different
4-H Club Helps With Food Bank’s Holiday Food Baskets
of the Delaware County 4-H Youth in Action Club volunteered their time
and talents Saturday morning, Nov. 23, to help pack holiday food
baskets for the Delaware County Food Bank. The local 4-H Club
selected the food bank as their 2013 community service project and have
spent the year collecting non-perishable food items through a variety
of activities, including a can drive during the Delaware County Fair.
Over 355 food baskets – filled with a turkey and all the trimmings –
were packed for those in need just in time for Thanksgiving this week.
The Delaware County Food Bank continues to need local support and
welcomes canned food and monetary donations. (Photo courtesy of
Delaware County ISU Extension and Outreach)
Manchester Chamber Ambassador Visits
The Manchester Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors made 3 visits on November 14, 2013.
The first visit was to the new Barron Motor Supply site on West Marion
Street where Store Manager Steve Moss and co-owner John Barron gave the
Ambassadors a tour of the building and new facilities and told about
the series of adventures that brought them to this new location.
John also provided some very interesting history of Barron Motor Supply
Company that was started by his grandfather.
The second visit was to Don’s Hardware to welcome Don Detrich to his
new location on N. Franklin St. to find out how he liked the new
site after more then 50 years at the old site and to see his product
line of appliances, snow blowers and yard care equipment.
Don was pleased to answer questions and to show us his newest product –
a line of heat producing electronic fireplaces that can go on the floor
or be hung on a wall.
The Ambassadors stopped in at the J & D Menswear’s going out of
business sale before moving on to Betty’s Breadbasket Tea Room to
welcome new owner Jackie Mormann and to have lunch. Lunch
was great but the tea room was busy so we only had a few minutes with
Jackie as she told us about her remodeling, her new menu items and of
plans to develop some additional breakfast items.
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1941 John Deere A-II Reproduction Armored
“Tractor Tank” on Display Through Memorial Day 2013 at Heartland Acres
in the picture is the 1941 John Deere A-II reproduction prototype
now on display through Memorial Day 2013 at Heartland Acres in
Acres “Ag in the Military” display continues to grow. The most
recent addition to the exhibit is a reproduction of an armored John
Deere Model A prototype A-II “tractor tank”. The tractor is on
loan from co-owners Dr. Curt Clark and Dr. Leo Milleman from Ames,
original “tractor tanks” were designed, built and tested in 1940 -1941.
The A-I and A-II were never approved by the U.S. Army for production
and the prototypes were scrapped. The story of the original armored
“tractor tanks” resurfaced in a tractor collector publication in May of
Milleman and Clark began researching the A-I and A-II tractor tanks in
2002. Reconstruction of the A-I and A-II started in November
2005. There were no blue prints and only a limited amount of
testing documents and a few pictures to go on. With little
information and a lot of hard work, the reproduction tractors were
completed by June 2006. More of the history on the reproduction
prototype “tractor tanks” may be found in the “Ag in the Military”
exhibit at Heartland Acres.
can find many more fascinating displays, hands on activities and the
ongoing and ever changing story of our agricultural heritage at
Heartland Acres in Independence, Iowa.
hours for the museum begin Monday, November 5. The museum will be
closed on weekends and major holidays starting November 5 – April 1,
2013. Call ahead for hours and availability.
For more information about Heartland Acres please visitheartlandacresusa.comor call (319) 332.0123.
Heartland Acres Agribiton Center is a 501 (c) (3) non- profit
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