Joan Curbow, Alta Library Board, was the speaker for the regular meeting of the Alta Kiwanis Club Tuesday, January 13. The topic was the Alta Public Library and it was unique in that the school library and the Alta Police Library are joined in the new Middle School building. Such an arrangement is not common and skeptics had been opposed to it. Curbow indicates that the arrangements in quite successful and it is expected that is will increase even more in its effectiveness.
The Public Library is open during the following hours: Everyday: 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturdays: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The library is computerized and the use of computers by townspeople is permitted. There are eleven computers available. Fiction is the most widely used portion of the library holdings. The use of Inter library loans has increased significantly and the library has video of movies, audio tapes and minimal instruction in the use of computers.
Back issues of major magazines are available.
Members are encouraged to get a library card and make full use of this marvelous facility.
President Cook presided over a printed agenda which was given to each member.
1. Interclub to Aurelia
2. Members were urged to attend the Division six meeting January 20, at 7 p.m. in Studebaker's in Aurelia. Lt. Governor Jon Smith will be the speaker.
3. The Nebraska/Iowa District Mid-Year conference is scheduled for February 7.
4. The Alta Wrestling Tournament is set for March 6.
Enthusiastic reception of Alta's new mayor, Courtney Lytle, as today's speaker gave genuine excitement to the regular meeting of the Alta Kiwanis Club Tuesday, January 20, at 7 a.m. Greeted in song as "Mr. Mayor" he gave an overview of his role as city leader. He placed great importance on the need to work together, the commercial enterprises and the city government with the rich participation of the citizens.
Lytle emphasized the goals of a newly formed group, Team Alta. Some of the plans for Alta are:
1. New signs at edges of town.
2. New access to sidewalks for wheel chairs.
3. Budget cuts without "layoffs".
4. Acquisition of a grocery store.
President Cook presided over the business portion of the meeting. Items considered were:
1. Approval of donation to Circle K, NE Iowa, to help pay for speaker at January meeting.
2. March 6, the annual Alta Wrestling Tournament. Northwest Iowa will bring more than 100 wrestlers to Alta. This is a Kiwanis-sponsored event and volunteers are needed.
Parents will take charge of concessions. Dick Anderson will acquire the trophies. Registration fees, $10. Admission tickets, $4 adults.
The wrestling tournament is open to Northwest Iowa; it is not a school sponsored event.
The meeting was adjourned with The Pledge of Allegiance.