Thursday, February 26, 2015

THURSDAY DAILY REPORT

OVER 3 INCHES OF SNOW LATE YESTERDAY AND OVERNIGHT.
COLD TODAY, HIGH OF 11.
TONIGHT, DOWN TO MINUS 11.
TOMORROW, SUNNY AND 10.
TOMORROW NIGHT, 12 BELOW.
SATURDAY, HIGH OF 17.
SATURDAY NIGHT, GOOD CHANCE FOR MORE SNOW AND WARMER.
SUNDAY SNOW ENDS WITH HIGH OF 28.

AND THEN SUNDAY, MARCH ARRIVES!    WE ARE READY FOR SOME NICE
MARCH WEATHER.

THE POPULAR COD FFA FISH FRY, FRIED OR BAKED, IS TOMORROW NIGHT
AT THE MAQUOKETA HIGH SCHOOL.    ALL YOU CAN EAT...$10
THIS IS FFA MONTH.

LONNIE HERMAN WON KMAQ BINGO TODAY.    THIS LONGTIME AVID
KMAQ LISTENER IN MAQUOKETA, RETIRED, HAS BEEN PLAYING KMAQ
BINGO SINCE 2008 AND HAS NEVER WON.   ABOUT TIME!    HER WINNING CARD NUMBER WAS 7777.   SHE WON $15 CASH, TWO VOY THEATRE TICKETS AND TWO COD DINNERS AT THE HIGH SCHOOL TOMORROW NIGHT.

CHAD SPECHT HAS  RESIGNED AS HEAD BASKETBALL COACH AT MAQUOKETA HIGH SCHOOL, AFTER TWO YEARS.    THIS YEAR'S SEASON ENDED WITH A TOURNAMENT LOSS AGAINST DAVENPORT ASUMPTION MONDAY NIGHT, AND THE SEASON ENDED AT 4 AND 16.
HIS SON, A SENIOR, PLAYED ON THE TEAM THIS YEAR.   CHAD GRADUATED
FROM MAQUOKETA AND PLAYED BASKETBALL UNDER COACH BILL
FLEMMING.    WE  HAVE HAD BOTH CHAD AND AN EARLIER HEAD COACH THAT DID NOT TEACH, AND WAS NOT WITH THE PLAYERS AND STUDENT BODY
DURING SCHOOL HOURS.   MANY BELIEVE THAT IS DETRIMENTAL TO
THE PROGRAM.     HIS RESIGNATION WAS A SURPRISE AS HE WAS A GOOD
COACH AND LIKED COACHING.   

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS...... NOT LIKE THEY USED TO BE!    MORE
CHOICES LIKE SOCCER AND BOWLING  AND OTHER "HIGH TECH"
THINGS TO DO.    SMART PHONES?   TEXTING!    X BOXES!
I NEVER WAS AN ATHLETE IN HIGH SCHOOL IN THE 50'S....WORKED....AND KEPT HAULING FRIENDS WITH MY BLACK '47 CHEVY.     BUT WE WENT TO
ALMOST EVERY HIGH SCHOOL GAME AND CHEERED FOR THE MARSHMEN!

THE  JACKSON COUNTY 5-YEAR ROAD PLAN WILL BE DISCUSSED AT
A MEETING AT 7 TONIGHT AT CITY HALL.     IOWA GOVERNOR BRANSTAD SIGNED NEW LEGISLATION YESTERDAY TO RAISE THE GAS TAX 10-CENTS.

BOYS TOURNAMENT BASKETBALL GAME TONIGHT ON KMAQ AND OUR
WEB HOME PAGE.....BELLEVUE MARQUETTE AGAINST LONE TREE.
MATT CLARK GOES ON THE AIR AT 6:45.

STARTS TOMORROW NIGHT AT THE VOY 3 THEATRE....
PUT AN EXTRA BLANKET ON TONIGHT.

DENNIS VOY

CHECK THE PHOTOS BELOW THAT I TOOK LAST NIGHT AT THE FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH IN MAQUOKETA.

A LENT VISIT TO 1ST METHODIST CHURCH

NANCY, A MEMBER, ME, A GUEST, WITH CAMERA IN POCKET, ATTENDED THE
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LENTEN SERVICE AT THE 1ST METHODIST CHURCH UP ON THE HILL ON WESLEY DRIVE IN MAQUOKETA.   DESPITE COLD AND
SNOWY WEATHER, ABOUT 50 IN ATTENDANCE.
THE SERVICE BEGAN WITH SINGING BY SOME OF THE BEST SINGERS OF THE
CHURCH....
AN EXTRA KEYBOARD FOR AN  EXTRA-BETTER SOUND.
THE SERMON BY CHURCH VOLUNTEER JOSH RIORDAN....
THIS WAS A "FIRST" FOR JOSH AND HE DID WELL ON HIS TEXT:  "DISCOVER THE REBEL JESUS".
AT 6:30...DOWNSTAIRS FOR SUPPER...
HAM AND CHEESE SANDWICHES .. CHIPS .. BARS FOR DESSERT.

PASTOR JEFF DADISMAN AT SUPPER AT OUR TABLE, WITH LONGTIME MEMBER VIVIAN RIVER.   YUP...ROSS WAS STILL WORKING ATTENDING AN OUT-OF-TOWN MEETING.    PASTOR DADISMAN IS A SOFT-SPOKEN HEAVY-ON-PRAYERS PASTOR AND WELL-LIKED BY HIS CONGREGATION.   
MANY TIMES, RUNS OVER WITH HIS SERMON, LIKE TOO-MANY PASTORS.
THIS DAIRY FARMER DELIVERED THE MILK AND STAYED FOR SUPPER.
NO, THIS IS LONGTIME MEMBER OF CHURCH, AND RETIRED CONTRACTOR,
JOHN CRESSEY OF RURAL MAQUOKETA.   CONNIE WAS HELPING IN THE
KITCHEN.   JOHN WAS A SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER IN THE 80'S....NOW RETIRED AND....JOHN LOVES HIS "BIBS".     VISITORS TO THE CHURCH 
ARE ALWAYS WELCOME!   DRESS AS YOU PLEASE, LIKE JOHN DID.
TRY THEIR 10:30 SUNDAY MORNING SERVICE (ALSO BROADCAST "LIVE" ON
KMAQ-FM) AND THEY WILL HAVE MORE WEDNESDAY NIGHT LENTEN
SERVICES TOO, AT 5:45 P.M.
                                                          AMEN!

DENNIS VOY

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

WEDNESDAY DAILY REPORT

IT IS SNOWING LIGHTLY IN MAQUOKETA....AND WILL CONTINUE OVERNIGHT.
AT LEAST 4 INCHES WILL BE ON GROUND BY TOMORROW MORNING. 
A SNOW EMERGENCY HAS BEEN CALLED IN MAQUOKETA BY CITY
HALL.

WATCH THE SNOW ON THE KMAQ WEB CAM LOOKING OVER MAIN STREET.
GO TO OUR  HOME PAGE AND CLICK-ON THE WEB CAM.

THE LOCAL HOSPITAL BOARD APPROVED THE TAX ASKING FOR FISCAL
YEAR 2016....$1,016,212....$38,860 OVER THIS YEAR.   MOST OF INCREASE
WILL BE TO HELP FUND A COUNTY EMERGENCY SERVICES COORDINATOR.

OVER $15,000 WAS RAISED AT THE MAQUOKETA HIGH SCHOOL, BY CLUB HOPE, AND A CHECK IN THAT AMOUNT WILL BE SENT TO THE IOWA CITY
CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL.   THIS WAS A RECORD AMOUNT RAISED FOR THE 4-YEAR HISTORY DANCE MARATHON.

EARLIER THIS MONTH, JAKE AND JUDY BICKFORD VISITED HIS BROTHER RON AND WIFE IN ARIZONA.   THEY HAVE 3 GRAPEFRUIT TREES IN THEIR BACK YARD AND BOTH ARE SHOWN PICKING ABOVE, JAKE  AT LEFT.    JAKE GAVE ME ONE...REALLY DELICIOUS.   THEY HARVEST HUNDREDS EACH YEAR AND
GIVE THEM AWAY TO FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, AND BROTHER IN
COLD MAQUOKETA.   RON IS A RETIRED IOWA SCHOOL SUPERINTENDANT.

BONNIE  MITCHELL SPOKE AT ROTARY THIS NOON.

A NEW MAQUOKETA ATTORNEY (CENTER) JOINED ROTARY TODAY.

READ ABOUT BONNIE AND THE ATTORNEY BY GOING TO THE KMAQ
WEB SITE....WWW.KMAQ.COM AND CLICK-ON THE ROTARY BLUE WHEEL.

BELLEVUE MARQUETTE WON THEIR TOURNAMENT BASKETBALL GAME
LAST  NIGHT AND PLAY AGAIN TOMORROW NIGHT.    THEY NEED TO WIN
2 MORE GAMES TO GET TO STATE.     AND IF THEY DO, THEY WILL BE
THE ONLY BOY'S TEAM FROM OUR AREA TO GET THERE.
WE WILL HAVE NO GIRLS TEAM AT STATE NEXT WEEK.

OH MY BACK IS STARTING TO ACHE JUST THINKING ABOUT THE SHOVELING
AHEAD.

HAVE A  GOOD NIGHT AND THURSDAY.

DENNIS VOY