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MVAOCOU Quiz Bowl Team Places 3rd in Iowa Masonic Academic Bowl

Brings home medals, a plaque and $500 to use toward the program

Front row: Camric Hamann, Giulia Fattori, Emily Gosch.
Back row: Dawson Bolinger, Blake Paulsen, Ben Kovarna, Max Steffes.
Photo by Mrs. Cox. Thanks, Ann!
By Ann Cox
    On Saturday, March 9th the MVAOCOU Quiz Bowl team headed to Waukee High School in the wind and rain to compete at the Iowa Masonic Academic Bowl hosted by The Grand Lodge of Iowa.
    The team from MVAOCOU went undefeated in the morning qualifying rounds and entered the quarter-finals as the #1 seed in pool A. Scores for the beginning matches were MVAOCOU 190/Logan Magnolia 110, MVAOCOU 200/ Centennial High of Ankeny 160, MVAOCOU 190/ Chariton 180.
    They defeated Baxter in the quarter-finals 160 to 150, which led them to the semi-final match against Boyer Valley. This match proved to be one of the toughest of the day as the score was tied after four rounds of play. The teams entered round five of the match trading off correct answers for every question asked. The teams each answered the same number of correct answers to end the game in a tie at 210 points and enter "sudden death". As the next question was read the room was silent until the 9th word of the question when all ten students playing tried to buzz in at the same time. A student from Boyer Valley had the fastest reaction time, and correct answer, sending them to the championship match and MVAOCOU to the match to determine 3rd & 4th place. In the next match MVAOOCU defeated Wilton High 130 to 100 to claim the 3rd place plaque.
    The team was awarded individual medals, a plaque for the school and $500 to use toward furthering the quiz bowl program at the school. After the awards presentation the team was approached by several Masons who stated that the semi-final match they played was one of the best they had seen all day.
    Team members are Camric Hamann (son of Jana and Lance Hamann of Correctionville), Guilia Fattori (exchange daughter of Stephanie and Doug Johnson of Oto), Emily Gosch (daughter of Angela Gosch of Mapleton), Dawson Bollinger (son of Dave Bolinger of Mapleton), Ben Kovarna (son of Susan and Dave Kovarna of Mapleton), Blake Paulsen (son of Kristi and Rob Paulsen of Mapleton), and Max Steffes (son of DeeDee and Ken Steffes of Mapleton)
    The team next travels to Des Moines on March 30th to compete in the Iowa Quiz Bowl Championship Tournament to determine the top Quiz Bowl team in all of Iowa.

Open Cupboard March 20th

    The Open Cupboard & Food Bank of Siouxland Inc. Mobil Food Pantry distribution will be Wednesday, March 20th. at the Mapleton Community Center. Sign in begins at 3:00 with distribution at 4:00. Bring your own bags, boxes, clothes baskets & containers to put your food into. You will be asked how many people are in your family, adults and children and the income level of your family.
    The truck will arrive at 2:00 p.m. to unload,so it is requested that as many volunteers as possible show up to help unload & set up the food for distribution.
    The month of February, The Open Cupboard distributed food to 81 households including 305 people (161 adults and 45 children).

LWML Spring Prayer Service March 21st

    The Mapleton Zone Spring Prayer Service will be Thursday March 21st at 9:30 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Midway, rural Batttle Creek. .Coffee and rolls will be served at 9:00 All ladies are welcome.

Knights of Columbus Fish Fry Friday

    The Knights of Columbus will help fellow Catholics and help Protestants who like fish to enjoy them this Friday, March 15th. The Knights will be making fried and baked Pollock, shrimp, and mac & cheese at Danbury Catholic School. They will be serving from 5:00 until 7:00. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for kids age 12 and under, and preschool eat for free. Carryouts are available.
    Proceeds will support Danbury Catholic tuition scholarships.

St. John's Rummage Saturday

    Spring is less than a week away. Signs of spring have been springing up in the area, too. Snow is melting, and rain is prevalent. Birda are starting to come back. And a rummage sale is this weekend.
    Parishioners from St. John's United Methodist Church in Mapleton have been cleaning out their houses to hold a rummage sale this Saturday from 9:00 until 5:00. Please pay them a visit and check out their bargains.

Book Club Meeting March 19th

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