Reporter 6-4-14

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R 2 | Lyon County ReporterJune 4, 2014 The Lyon County Re- publican Party Central Committee gave Lyon County voters a great op- portunity to hear from a majority of the candidates whose names are appear- ing on the June 2 primary ballot during a public fo- rum at Forster Community Center May 27. U.S. Senate candidates Scott Schaben, Matt Whita- ker, Mark Jacobs, Sam Clo- vis and Joni Ernst each addressed the crowd, high- lighting why they were run- ning for the Senate seat be- ing vacated by Tom Harkin. Prior to the Senate candidates taking the mi- crophone, Iowa House of Representatives candidates John Wills, Kevin Klaah- sen and Kevin Wolfswinkel spoke to the crowd. Lyon County Treasurer candidates also introduced themselves to the potential voters and explained what qualied them for the job. More than 200 people were in attendance. community Summer at the library kicks o with viewing of ‘Frozen’ Community honors veterans during Memorial Day services Rep. candidates visit Rock Rapids before primaries June 2 HEARING VOTERS’ CONCERNS Joni Ernst (pictured above, center), Republican can- didate for the U.S. Senate, was in Rock Rapids Tues- day, May 27 for a Republican candidate forum. All five Senate candidates as well as Iowa House candidates, Lyon County Treasurer candidates and one Lyon County board of supervisors’ candidate spoke to the crowd of more than 200. (Photo/Jessica Jensen) TWENTY-ONE GUN SALUTE Members of the Rex Strait American Legion in Rock Rapids performed a 21-gun salute near the conclusion of Memorial Day services in Rock Rapids Monday. (Photo/Jessica Jensen) Although Mother Nature forced the program indoors to the Forster Commu- nity Center for a second year in a row, com- munity members gathered to honor veter- ans during Memorial Day services Monday. Robin Fastert provided patriotic music, Emily DeJong read the Gettysburg Ad- dress and Kevin Klaahsen, candidate for the Iowa House of Representatives, gave the keynote address. Klaahsen helped an- swer the question “why do we visit graves on Memorial Day?” Veterans who passed away during 2013 had a ag added to the avenue of ags at the area cemeteries. They are: Cornie Brower, Ken Mellema, Carl Folkens, James Christiansen, Robert Smith, Robert Witt, Herman Timmerman, Gary Schubert, Jim Kudrle, Vincent Schleusner Jr., and Randy Mammenga. Life’s a breeze with Accessories! UN 2014   Simply add a necklace, bracelet, scarf, even    a m a                          Lillians of Rock Rapids EVERY Thursday through Saturday. 1st Thursday deal is 20% off 1 regular priced accessory. 230184 230121C www.olsonheimensen.com     Helping clients reach their goals for over 16 years 2 Corey Heimensen Financial Advisor Wilma Miller Client Service Administrator Shardell Teunissen Operations Manager Niki Vogel Client Service Manager This year’s Friends of the Library summer program “Fizz, Boom, Read!” is a great way for kids to have fun reading while they’re not in school. To kick o the summer at the library, the Friends sponsored a viewing of the hit Disney movie “Frozen” Thursday, May 29. Nearly 100 youth, parents and caregivers packed the basement at the library to enjoy popcorn and refreshments during the movie (above). The morning also oered an opportunity for preschoolers through eighth graders to sign up for the summer reading program. (Photo/Jocelyn Hommes)