Pumpkin Center Charlie’s Girl: It just keeps getting sweeter

Posted July 18, 2014 at 1:00 pm

by Kay Wilson

One of the benefits of adding another year to the calendar are the memories that this nearing-senior citizen mind retrieves with each passing day.

Some of my fondest memories are my pre-teen years exhibiting horned Hereford heifers and steers at several small county fairs. It was a family affair and by that comment I am not only remembering my parents but the friends who hauled their kids and cattle to the same venues each week. The fun we had and the lessons we learned are truly priceless.

The Nodaway County Livestock Show, during those years, did not have a permanent home. One year we were at the Nodaway County Livestock Sale Barn, located where McDonald’s is now and that

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    Calling the Shots: Journalist defends paper’s integrity to report the facts

    by Dustin Henggeler

    In last week’s edition of the Nodaway News Leader, we put in print the results of a recent court case regarding one of our local superintendents and a plea agreement on his DWI charge.

    Since then we have received some flack for publishing the article in our paper for which I find both confusing and almost infuriating – for several reasons really.

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    Pumpkin Center Charlie’s Girl: Leadership requires a call for real leaders

    By Kay Wilson

    It takes quite a list of qualifications for a person to fill a leadership role. Each position of leadership is unique and requires some variety of skills for effective production of work to take place.

    Yet there are common leadership qualities that are needed whether the leader is the head of a major manufacturing firm, a church’s congregation or the president of a social club. Some that come to mind quickly are:

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