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Supervisors to meet Monday

The Davis County Board of Supervisors will meet at 8:30 a.m. Monday. The Board will meet with Custodian Randy Norman at 8:50 and with Ryan Schock of the county engineer's office at 9 a.m. The board will consider utility permits for Rathbun Regional Water. The board will meet with John Schroeder to discuss permission to use the courtyard in July. The board will discuss a contract renewal for a HIPAA consultant. The board will also discuss a possible resolution regarding the Iowa State Association of Counties recommendation concerning the opioid epidemic and pending litigation. The board will conclude the meeting with a discussion about the employee handbook.

I CARE seeking donations

The local I CARE program is seeking donatioons to help fulfill the program's mission during this Christmas season. The program has more than 70 families and over 152 children that have been approved for the program so far. An additional 36 adults without children have also been apprvoed to receive food boxes. The goal of the program is to make sure each child receives at least one outfit and one toy along with the family's food box. The angel tree is still up an operational at Keith's Foods in Bloomfield. Donated gifts can be left in the drop box at Keith's Foods or delivered to the 4-H building on the Davis County Fairgrounds on Dec. 19. Cash donations may also be sent to I CARE, 301 Duffield St., Bloomfield, Iowa 52537

Library renovation nearing completion

The construction of the new library addition is nearling completion. Finish work is being done on the building and library board members are already in the process of purchasing equipment. Plans are to move back into the library by the end of January 2018. The library will reopen to the public in its new facility in early February. Plans are to open for 53 hours per week and be open from 10 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Friday and from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday.

 

Deaths

Floyd Swaim

Floyd H. Swaim, 93, of Bloomfield passed away December 10, 2017 at the Ottumwa Regional Health Center in Ottumwa. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 16, at the Wagler Funeral Home in Bloomfield with Pastor Adam Steinbock and Rev. Aaron Swaim officiating.  Burial with military rites performed by Reed-Whisler Post #78 of the American Legion will be at the Bethlehem Cemetery in Davis County.  Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday with the family present to greet friends from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.  A memorial has been established to the Ronald McDonald House in Des Moines.  Online condolences may be left at www.waglerfuneralhome.com.

Allen White

Allen Monroe White, 85, of Bloomfield passed away on December 9, 2017 at the Bloomfield Care Center. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 14, at the Wagler Funeral Home with Rev. Tim Frasher officiating.  Burial will be at the West Grove Cemetery.  Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. on Thursday with the family present to greet friends from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.  A memorial has been established to the family to be designated at a later date.  Online condolences may be left at www.waglerfuneralhome.com.

Tim Batterson

Timothy Monroe Batterson, 50, of rural Bloomfield, died at 6:38 a.m. December 10, 2017 at Ottumwa Regional Health Center. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Reece Funeral Home with Pastor Travis Decker officiating.  Burial will be in IOOF Cemetery in Bloomfield, with military services conducted by Walter B. Schafer Post #775 Veterans of Foreign Wars and O.B. Nelson Post #3 American Legion. Visitation begins at 11 a.m. Wednesday with the family present from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that memorials be made to the family or for Share the Weight Blankets for autism.

Helen Harris

Helen Bernice Harris, 106, of Bloomfield, Iowa passed away December 11, 2017 at the Bloomfield Care Center. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 15, 2017 at the Wagler Funeral Home in Bloomfield.  Burial will be at the West Grove Cemetery.  Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. on Friday with the family present to greet friends from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service.  A memorial has been established to the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital.  Online condolences may be directed to www.waglerfuneralhome.com.

 


Sports

Baseball/Softball scoreboards

Mustang bowlers win first meet.

The Davis County High School made history Monday by hosting its first-ever competitive bowling meet at the Davis County Lanes. Davis County hosted Centerville and won the meet. Davis County knocked down 2,374 pins in the meet while Centerville knocked down just 2,070. Davis County returns to action Saturday morning with a meet in Monroe. Action begins at 9 a.m.

Basketball teams travel to Knoxville Tuesday

The Mustang boys' and girls' basketball teams travel to Knoxville Tuesday night for a set of South Central Conference games. Junior varsity games begin at 5 p.m. The girls' varsity game begins at 6:15 p.m. and the boys' varsity game will follow.

 


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