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If you would be willing to donate your time for one hour a week from 9:30- Nathan Broek I Sports Editor ball program and decided to try to 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday nbroek@ncppub.com join with Boyden-Hull and George. and/or Friday, call Pleasant "But things just didn't work out ROCK VALLEY-Twenty-five years then with Little Rock because it Acres, 439-2758, andaskfor ago one would not have imagined was quite a ways away" said for- the activity department, two heated rivals in the Siouxland mer Boyden-Hull athletic director Conference would combine to be- Dennis Wright, who helped join Emerging drugs of comea well-known sports tradition the Boyden-Hull and Rock Valley abuse that it is today, athletic programs 25 years ago. "So Sioux Center Health will But Friday, the Boyden-Hull and the school board started looking present"Pills and Thrills Rock Valley school districts cel- around a little bit because we had That Kill:Emerging Drugsof ebrated those 25 years of being to share. In our football program Abuse"courseWednesday, combined in football, baseball, (at Boyden-Hull) we had freshmen Oct. 26,from 1-5 p.m. at the softball, wrestling, track and field playing against seniors and they Sioux Center Public Library. and cross-country during halftime kept getting hurt, so we just had to Learn about substances of the Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley and have more numbers:' new to the drug scene, Sioux Center game in Rock Valley. Numbers also played a factor into their effects, howthey're Prior to the two schools joining who could qualify for the state play- obtained and used, how football and baseball programs in offs at the time. overdoses are treated, and 1987, Boyden-Hull was first com- "At that time there was a point how these drugs impact bined with George for both sports system, no districts, based on your communities•To register by in the early'80s. But Little Rock then conference. So you had Sioux Cen- Oct. 21, visit siouxcenter- started having trouble with its foot- ter and you had MOC-Floyd Val- health.org or call 712-722- Nighthawks on Page 10 8167. Sharing sports was not easy at first, but the idea of Nighthawks and combined school colors help unify two schools The Boyden-Hull Comets and Rock Valley Rockets forego their individual school logos for sporting events that combine the two schools. Student athletes com- pete as the Boyden-HulllRock Valley Nighthawks for cross-country, football, wrestling, track and field, baseball and softball. Blood Drive Boyden-Hull High School Blood Drive Friday, Nov. 4, from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Boyden-Hull High School, 723 First St. Schedule a blood donation appoint- June De Wit I Writer erful!" he said of his transformation. ment online at lifeserveT ...... j'~@nCpptib.com He knew something had to change and he had to live a different life. bloodcenter.org orcall Pastor Andrew Hilla and his He feels God led him in this voca- 800-287-4903. wife, Sally, recently moved into tion because of the way things fell the United Presbyterian manse in into place. He knew it was definitely Senior Buffet Boyden. Pastor Andy, as he likes to God's leading. be called, previously served four The second-career pastor said, A weekly senior buffet years in Mesa, Arizona, and seven "God gave me a new direction in life is served at 11:30 a.m. years at First Presbyterian Church and, rather than living life for my- Wednesdays in the com- of Paullina, Iowa. He was a former self, I started living my life for Christ munity building basement vice-moderator of Prospect Hill and that made the difference:' He in Hull. Seniors 60 and over Presbytery, which formerly includ- said it's still hard to imagine God are invited. Meal cost is $5. ed United Presbyterian Church of wanted to use him, an ordinary per- No food stamps or govern- Boyden. son, to reach others for Jesus. ment assistance is available Pastor Andy began serving atBut becoming a pastor wasn't im- for the catered meal.To-go United Presbyterian Church Oct. 1, mediately clear."After I gave my life containers are available for those who cannot attend in delivering his first sermon Oct. 2. to Christ, my whole perspective on An installation service and recep- life changed" he explained• He did person. The Oct. 26 menu tion for him was Sunday, Oct. 16. some soul-searching. He prayed, will be chili and cinnamon In his first sermon, Pastor Andy spent time journaling, and shared roll. shared his testimony and the Boy- his poetry online. He felt he was on den congregation learned a little the right path. about his past life as an alcoholic But one day, he felt God urging Food Pantry and how his life spiraled out of con- him to go into formal ministry. He trol."lt's like getting hit with a base- told Sally about it, sure she'd think Distribution ball bat, seriously! It was that pow- The Hull Community Food Pantry Distribution dates for October, November and December will be as follows: From 5-7 p.m. Oct. 26, Nov. 9 and 30, and Dec. 14 and 28. Hull Library Hours Monday 12:30-9 p.m.; Tues- day 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Wednesday 12:30-9 p.m., Thursday 9:30 a.m.-S:30 p.m., Friday 12:30-5:30 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Sunday: Closed. Boyden Library Monday closed; Tuesday 1-5:30 p.m.; Wednesday 1-7 p.m.; Thursday 1-5:30 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.-12noon. INSIDE THIS WEEK Community .................. 2, 3, On the Record ................... 4 Faith and Family ................ S School .................................... 6 Classifieds ............................. 7 Legal Notices ................. 7, 8 Sports .............................. 9-14 ll[l!lJl!IJlll!!l! !I!II III United Presbyterian welcomes Pastor Hilla Installation service was Sunday Pastor Hilla on Page 3 PASTOR ANDREW HILLA Pastor Andrew Hilla began serving United Presbyterian Church of Boyden Oct. 1. He and his wife, Sally, have already been active in the community. He is a sec- ond-career pastor, whose wake-up call led him to becoming a pastor. (Photo/ June De Wit) B0yden-Hull graduate to lead girls' basketball Jeanne Visser I Writer jvisser@premieronline.net Jeanne Breuer talked with Grant Menke with the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association and Lowell Appleton with the Iowa Corn Promotion Board last Thursday at Cenex in Hull. The two men were in Hull to promote the new E15 Pink at the Pump program, which helps fight breast cancer. Cenex customers learn about E15 JeanneVisserI Writer who comes by and encourage them to jvisser@premieronline.net choose the pink E15 nozzle at the pump:' E15 is a blend of 15 percent ethanol Visiting with customers, giving away and 85 percent gasoline. It contains 5 pink T-shirts and promoting E15, rep- percent more ethanol than El0, which is resentatives from the Iowa Renewable the most common fuel used in the U.S. Fuels Association and Iowa Corn Promo- And it is safe and approved for all 2001 tion Board were at Hull Cenex lastThurs- and newer cars, trucks and SUVs. day. During October, Cenex is donating 3 "We're here to kick off the Pink at the cents per gallon of E15 sold to the Na- Pump promotion in Hull during Octo- tional Breast Cancer Foundation. ber" they stated. "We'll talk to anyone Last week the Boyden-Hull School Board approved the hir- ing of Nathan Alexander for the position of varsity girls' bas- ketball coach. He is a 2012 graduate of Boyden-Hull and the son of Greg and Debbie Alexander, Boyden. With the resignation of the previous coach, Bruce Keizer, a few weeks ago, the school has been looking for a replace- ment. "Nathan has coached junior high baseball for us over the past several years and he also stepped in after Mr. Soppe passed away last summer"said Boyden-Hull superintendent, Steve Grond."Additionally, Nathan has been pa rt of the prac- tice squad with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) women's basketball teams during his time at that school" Alexander is doing his student teaching this semester and UNL has agreed to let him finish his student teaching at Boy- den-Hull. His first day at the school will be Nov. 7, the same day that girls' basketball begins. "We feel he is a quality coach and will have a positive im- pact at Boyden-Hull" added Grond. The school board also filled another coaching vacancy by hiring Brad Van Roekel as the varsity boys'golf coach. Searching for financial benefits for the school, the board approved a contract with Coke for exclusive beverage vend- ing rights.The board had asked both Coke and Pepsi to sub- mit a long-term plan for supplying beverages.The Coke plan offered better rewards for Boyden-Hull. The board also spent time discussing surveys from Can- non, Moss, Brygger Architects. The surveys showed that the top priority of the board was safety at the school. "We looked at possible changes at the school based on the priorities we had chosen"explained Grond.