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FRIENDSHIP FORCE OF CENTRAL IOWA: The Friendship Force of Central Iowa will conduct a public informational meeting from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Ames Public Library in the second floor Rotary Room. The group is planning an international journey to Lima, Peru in early November 2018. All aspects of the journey will be discussed, including cost, scheduling events in Lima, an optional extended journey after the home exchange. There will be time for questions. You will also learn about Friendship Force International and joining our Central Iowa club. Questions? Email Lynne Van Valin at Lrvanvalin@ gmail. com.
The new officers of the P.E.O. Chapter KC of Ames are, front row, from left, Marianne Spalding, Diane Pelz and Diane Buldhaupt; back row, from left, Peggy McConnell, Wendy Livy, Rhonda Lofstedt and Sally Wilson. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO
AMES GARDEN CLUB: Ames Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, at Reiman Gardens Spear Room. The program will be on “Vegetable Gardening “ by Sharon Rinks, landscape horticulturist at Reiman Gardens. Learn about new and favorite vegetable varieties and how to grow in small spaces. The public is invited to attend the program.
JUSTICE REFORM TALK: Jerry Bartruff, director of the Iowa Department of Corrections, and Story County Attorney Jessica Reynolds will talk about justice reform in Iowa at a community education event at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, at Youth and Shelter Services, Fifth Street and Kellogg Avenue in Ames. Enter the door on the north side of the building This event is open to the public; please bring a friend. The event sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Ames and Story County.
ALL IOWA ARTS SHOWCASE: The All Iowa Arts Showcase will feature music from an Ames musician and a musician from another part of Iowa. Artwork from Iowa based artists will be on display in the lobby and local concessions by Lockwood Café will be available for purchase. This showcase features Bitter Canyon and Matt Woods. It will be at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 16, at Ames City Auditorium, 520 Sixth St. Tickets are available at the Community Center front desk at 515 Clark Ave. or by calling (515) 239-5350 and are $11 in advance and $17 at the door. It is an all-ages show.
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P.E.O. Chapter KC elects, installs new ofﬁcers P.E.O. Chapter KC of Ames elected and installed its new ofﬁ cers for the upcoming year at their March meeting at Green Hills. Serving as ofﬁ cers are Marianne Spalding, president; Peggy McConnell, vice presi-
dent; Wendy Livy, corresponding secretary; Kathie Weber and Sally Wilson, recording secretary; Diane Buldhaupt, treasurer; Diane Pelz, chaplain; and Rhonda Lofstedt, guard. P.E.O. is a philanthropic educational organization
where women celebrate the advancement of women; educate women through scholarships, grants, awards, loans and stewardship of Cottey College; and motivate each other to achieve their highest aspirations.
Dietz earns Greater Iowa Credit Union grant Noon Kiwanian Neal Dietz was awarded a Greater Iowa Credit Union Team Grant for $500 to help support the annual Kiwanis Pancake Days fundraiser. Dietz is a Noon Kiwanis member and vice-president of lending for GICU. The Pancake Days event helps support community projects such as Ames Miracle Playground/Field, Ames Children’s Choirs, Emergency Residence Project, Raising Readers, YSS, Early Childhood BooST Preschool Scholarships and Octagon Art Camp.
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Noon Kiwanian Neal Dietz recently was awarded a Greater Iowa Credit Union Team Grant for $500 to help support the annual Kiwanis Pancake Days fundraiser. Accepting the grant for Dietz and representing Greater Iowa Credit Union was Noon Kiwanian Cathy Krebs, center. Accepting the grant are Kiwanis Pancake Days co-chairs John Core, left, and Ted MacDonald, right. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO
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AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL: Amnesty International will meet from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 17, in the Rotary Room, Ames Public Library. We will discuss human rights issues and write letters on behalf of individuals whose human rights have been violated. The work is appropriate for high school age and older but younger children are welcome in the meeting room. Bring a laptop or write letters by hand. Writing supplies, a printer and refreshments are provided. No dues. For information, call (515)290-5827, firstname.lastname@example.org.
OPERA IN AMES: “Arias” is coming back to Ames. The annual fundraiser for Des Moines Metro Opera will be from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 18, at First United Methodist Church, 516 Kellogg Ave., Ames. Opera arias and Broadway show hits will be sung by the six highly trained young singers of the OPERA Iowa troupe who perform in the summer operas. Attendees will enjoy a grand buffet of savories and sweets while visiting with singers and friends following the concert. Tickets ($20) are available by calling (515) 292-8741 or at the door. All students admitted free.
ISUWC MEETING: Iowa State University Women’s Club will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Monday. March 19, at Bethesda Lutheran Fellowship Hall, 1517 Northwestern Ave. The program will be “Nature Study Centennial Anniversary” by Clark Wolf.
GATHERING OF ARTISTS: The Ames Community Arts Council’s Monthly Gathering of Artists will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20, at Creative
Artists Studio, 130 S. Sheldon Ave., No. 107, Ames. The gatherings, held on the third Tuesday of each month, showcase artists from around Ames. Artists and art enthusiasts of all types are invited to meet other artists, get feedback, get inspired, and have fun. The events are free and open to all. Refreshments will be provided.
FARM TO FOLK: Farm to Folk will host Meet the Producers Day from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday March 20, in the Fellowship Hall of First United Methodist Church, 516 Kellogg Ave., Ames. Come meet local producers and ﬁnd out how to access fresh locally grown products through CSA shares (Community Supported Agriculture). This is an open house with a chance to visit with individual farmers and producers. Light refreshments will be available.
HEADSTONE LECTURE: Amy Yoakum will present “Stories from the Stones” from 7 to 8 p.m on Wednesday, March 21, at Ames Public Library auditorium. It will look at cemeteries in the county, what we can learn about life in the 1800s, headstone art, symbolism and local history. Presented in partnership by the Outdoor Alliance of Story County, Ames Public Library and Ames Historical Society.
EMDR EDUCATIONAL HOUR: Ames Therapy and Consulting hosts a free educational hour discussing EMDR for depression and trauma at 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 22. Ellyn Nitchals-Kellner, MS, LMHC will provide a brief overview of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and how it can be treat depression and trauma.Please call to reserve at (515) 337-1380. For more, visit amestherapy.com.
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Heartland Senior Services • 205 S. Walnut Ave., Ames • (515) 233-2906 Calendar of Events Thursday, March 15 8 a.m., Tai Chi II 9 a.m., Tai Chi I 9:30 a.m. to noon, Health care 1 p.m., Bingo 6:30 p.m., Duplicate bridge Friday, March 16 9 a.m., Video exercise 12:30 p.m., Friday afternoon cards 1 p.m., Tax Aide 7 p.m., Country Jam Sunday, March 18 1:30 p.m., Duplicate bridge Monday, March 19 9 a.m., Video exercise 1 p.m., Rummikub Tuesday, March 20 8 a.m., Tai Chi II 9 a.m., Tai Chi I 9:45 a.m., Songbirds Chorus, open to all 12:30 p.m. Canasta
6:30 p.m. Duplicate bridge Wednesday, March 21 9 a.m., Video exercise 1 p.m., Tax Aide 1 p.m., Rummikub 7 p.m., Jazz Jam Thursday, March 22 8 a.m., Tai Chi II 9 a.m., Tai Chi I 9:30 a.m. to noon, Health care 1 p.m., Bingo 4 p.m., Free Zumba 6:30 p.m., Duplicate bridge Friday, March 23 9 a.m., Video exercise 12:30 p.m., Friday afternoon cards 1 p.m., Tax Aide Sunday, March 25 1:30 p.m., Duplicate bridge Monday, March 26 9 a.m., Video exercise
12:30 p.m., Movie “Miracle” Tuesday, March 27 8 a.m., Tai Chi II 9 a.m., Tai Chi I 9:45 a.m., Songbirds 12:30 p.m., Canasta 6:30 p.m., Duplicate bridge Wednesday, March 28 9 a.m., Video exercise 1 p.m., Rummikub 1 p.m., Tax Aide Thursday, March 29 8 a.m., Tai Chi II 9 a.m., Tai Chi I 9:30 a.m. to noon, Health care 1 p.m., Bingo 4 p.m., Zumba 6:30 p.m., Duplicate bridge Friday, March 30 9 a.m., Video exercise 12:30 p.m., Friday afternoon cards 1 p.m., Tax Aide
Lunch Menus Thursday, March 15: Sliced ham, cut sweet potatoes, corn, garden lettuce salad, pineapple fruit cup. Friday, March 16: Spaghetti bake, green beans, garden lettuce salad, sugar-free chocolate pudding, breadsticks. Monday, March 19: Grilled salmon with glaze (alternative: seasoned chicken breast), whipped potatoes, California blend, carrot sticks, pear fruit cup. Tuesday, March 20: Beef pot roast, red skin potatoes, Brussels sprouts, garden lettuce potatoes, garden lettuce salad, peanut butter cookie. Wednesday, March
21: Chicken with Dijon sauce, cut sweet potatoes, green beans, garden lettuce salad, mandarin oranges, birthday treat. Thursday, March 22: Vegetable beef stew, whipped potatoes, sliced carrots, peaches, chocolate chip cookie. Friday, March 23: Chicken and noodles, broccoli cuts, garden lettuce salad, cut banana, tapioca pudding. Monday, March 26: Goulash, yellow squash, sliced carrots, peach fruit cup. Tuesday, March 27: Sweet and sour chicken, long grain rice, corn, garden lettuce salad with tomato, applesauce.
Wednesday, March 28: Barbecue Pork on bun, red diced potatoes, sliced carrots, garden lettuce salad, mandarin oranges. Thursday, March 29: Salisbury steak, whipped potatoes, California blend, pear fruit cup, raisins. Friday, March 30: Key West cod (alternative: grilled chicken breast), mashed potatoes, stewed tomatoes, garden lettuce salad, chocolate chip cookie. FRIENDLY LUNCH BUNCH: Enjoy a meal, shared in the company of others, served Monday through Friday at 205 S. Walnut Ave., in Ames. Please call (515) 233-2906 by 8:30 a.m. to make your reservation.
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Ames Chamber Artists will present its 30th spring concert, “Endless Song,” at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, May 19, at Collegiate Presbyterian Church, 159 N. Sheldon Ave., in Ames. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO
Ames Chamber Artists to present its 30th spring concert Ames Chamber Artists will present its 30th spring concert, “Endless Song,” at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, May 19, at Collegiate Presbyterian Church, 159 N. Sheldon Ave., in Ames. The 39-member group has enthusiastically been
Area students named to the dean’s list at University of MinnesotaTwin Cities are: Ames Nadia Huffman, Ben Popken, Adelaide Rohrssen, Cambridge Abigail Kohut-Jackson To be named to the dean’s list, honorees must have 3.66 or higher GPA. Erin Sellberg and Christopher Stoker, both of Ames, were named to the dean’s list at Loras College. To be named to the dean’s list, honorees must have a 3.5 or higher GPA while taking 12 or more credits. Jenna Kester, of Gilbert, graduated from Upper Iowa University with a Bachelor of Science: Nursing degree in nursing, Cum Laude Meritum Krista Benson, of Ames, graduated from Upper Iowa University with a Bachelor of Science degree in management. Brianne Short, of Slater, graduated from Upper Iowa University with Bachelor of Science degree in human services. Alaina Bickel, of Ames, graduated
rehearsing new repertoire and old favorites. The group has commissioned a piece by Elaine Hagenberg, of Des Moines, that will be premiered at this concert. This new piece was funded with help from the Ames Commission on the Arts and
from Western Governors University with a Master of Science in Nursing Leadership and Management (RN to MSN) degree. Sumita Gyawali, of Ames, graduated from Western Governors University with a has received her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. Lilian Nlebedim, of Ames, graduated from Western Governors University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in educational studies. Kevin Fode, of Roland, graduated from Western Governors University with a Bachelor of Science degree in software development. Chimuanya Agba, of Ames, was named to the dean’s list at Northeastern University. To be named to the dean’s list, honorees must have a 3.5 or higher GPA. Ethan Constant and Joshua Cotton, both of Ames, were named to the dean’s list at Rochester Institute of Technology. To be named to the dean’s list, honorees must have a 3.4 or higher GPA while taking 12 or more credits.
group members. The concert will also feature a favorite piece by Dale Grotenhuis performed with alumni guests and directed by the founding conductor, Gary Schwartzhoff. The Ames Chamber Artists has a rich history
Sara Bentley, of Ames, was named to the dean’s list at University of WisconsinMilwaukee. Megan Kroeger, of Ames, was named to the dean’s list at University of MissouriKansas City. To be named to the dean’s list, honorees must have a 3.85 or higher GPA.
of performing challenging and diverse choral music. This concert is a celebration of our 30 years of singing and performing in Ames and also a time to honor our five directors, Gary Schwartzhoff, Everett Johnson, Marin Jacobson, James Rodde and
Carissa Origer, of Ames, and Garret Tiarks, of McCallsburg, were named to the dean’s list at St. Ambrose University. To be named to the dean’s list, honorees must have a 3.5 or higher GPA while taking 12 or more credits. Hannah Reischauer and Caitlyn Riese,
David Johnson. Tickets are $12 for adults and $9 for students and seniors and are available in advance from one of the “39” singers or at Evert’s Flowers and Rieman Music on Main Street in Ames. Tickets at the door will be $15.
both of Zearing, were named to the dean’s list at Gustavus Adolphus College. To be named to the dean’s list, honorees must have a 3.7 or higher GPA. Luke Hill, of Ames, was named to the dean’s list at Wheaton College. To be named to the dean’s list, honor-
ees must have a 3.5 or higher GPA while taking 12 or more credits. Evelyn Schoepfer, of Ames, and Reid Selby, of Story City, were named to the president’s honor roll at University of Oklahoma. To be named to the president’s honor roll, honorees must have a 4.0 GPA.
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Gilbert agriculture ed class attends Iowa Pork Congress Mrs. Miller’s animal care and production class spent a day on the Iowa State Fairgrounds participating in the Iowa Pork Congress youth swine judging contest. Students prepared for this event by learning more about the swine industry and
valuable traits required to help a swine production succeed. The students applied what they had learned in the classroom by judging swine in different categories. All 10 Gilbert teams did very well with at least one team in the top 20 out of
136 teams. Individually, two young ladies placed in the top 25 out of 475 individuals; Emma Mosteck in 20th and Jordyn Rydl in 25th. Regardless of the results students still enjoyed applying their classroom knowledge in hands on way.
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Nevada FFA’s Luke Fevold, Iowa FFA Ag Sales Entrepreneur profi ciency winner, providing landscaping rocks for Tricia Anderson in July 2017.CONTRIBUTED PHOTO
Nevada FFA’s Fevold wins State FFA proﬁ ciency in ag business entrepreneurship Kade Faga, student teacher Zach Jamison, Malachi Harestad, Greg Artz of Key Cooperative, Wyatt Origer and Grant Berends. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO
Roland-Story agriculture students participate in Bushels for Ag Program Members of the Roland-Story High School agriculture department will be involved in the upcoming months with a program sponsored by Key Cooperative called “Bushels for Ag.” This program was established to help students better understand the concepts involved with marketing. Key Cooperative provided the Agriculture department with 100 bushels of corn and 40 bushels of soybeans. According to Brad Taylor, high school
agriculture instructor, “This is a great handson learning opportunity for the students. Every single student in our ag business class will be involved with marketing concepts. This activity should open their eyes to the amount of ﬁnancial risk that the farming community faces on a daily basis. The students in the agribusiness class will learn about ﬁ nancials and the need for making business decisions based upon accurate ﬁ nancial information. These students will make
the decisions on when and how much to market based upon the marketing plan they will be developing. In addition, these same students will be learning more about the concepts of marketing — cash markets and futures marketing later in the semester.”
Luke Fevold, of Nevada FFA, won ﬁrstplace gold and is the state winner in the FFA proﬁciency area of Agricultural Sales Entrepreneurship. Fevold collected ﬁeld rock from cobble stone size up to large boulders from his family’s farm ﬁelds. He then resold the rocks to landscaping companies and private buyers. Luke utilized a trailer that belonged to his late grandfather, Phil Romp, to transport the rocks. Fevold is the Nevada FFA Chapter president, and the district treasurer for the Iowa FFA North Central District. North Central FFA district is comprised of
54 chapters. Luke is the son of Tim and Phyllis Fevold. Other Nevada FFA proﬁciency results were: Kaitlin Wegner, thirdplace gold Home & Community Improvement Hunter Anderson, ﬁfth-place silver, Beef Production placement Ryanne Barker, sixthplace silver, Ag Mechanics placement Carter Melton, seventh-place bronze, Turf Grass Management Entrepreneurship Nathan Hobbiebrunken, seventh-place
bronze Ag Sales placement State winners will advance to the National FFA competition where they will compete against winners from the other State FFA Associations. The four national ﬁnalists that are selected from each area will be recognized at the National FFA Convention in October. The Iowa FFA Proﬁciency Awards program is possible with support from the many partners of the Iowa FFA Foundation.
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Lindsey Larson, Killian Erickson, Aaron Seydell and Taylor Blythe as they assist Killian with the putting together of his breakfast product. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO
FFA Vice-President Taylor Blythe was one of the students who assisted with the delivery of meals to area seniors. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO
Roland-Story FFA provides meals during National FFA Week As part of the National FFA week activities, students in Brad Taylor’s food science class collaborated with the Roland-Story FFA to plan, prepare and deliver healthy and nutritious meals to area seniors.
According to Taylor, FFA advisor, “This was an excellent project that allowed the talents of our Food Science class to help us in developing and preparing meals that we wanted to distribute to area seniors.
“It was a win-win for all involved as the FFA had received a small grant that paid for the project and the food science class was able to use the skill sets they were learning in planning meals.”
Roland-Story food science class develops new product Roland-Story food science class students were recently challenged to develop a new food product that had to meet certain nutritional, cost and quality requirements as part of their class. The objective of the activity was for each student to work on the ‘development of a convenience breakfast product’. The product had to address concerns such as:
economics, nutrition, quality control, product safety, equipment, distribution, and formulations. According to Brad Taylor, R-S agriculture instructor, “the activity was designed so that each student had to create a healthier, nutritionally-balanced foods for all meals and snacks, particularly breakfast. An important group of consumers is the teenage (13 to 17 years old) customer.
According to the National Institute of Health, 62 percent of all teenagers begin the day without eating breakfast, or with a poor choice of high fat breakfast foods with little nutritional value. With the demands of schoolwork, extracurricular activities, and too little sleep, many teenagers cite being in a hurry or having too little time to eat as the reasons for failure to eat breakfast. One of the most serious
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PEOPLE Sons of Norway Kong Sverre Lodge February event
From left, Carolyn Ahlstrom, Dr. Donna Niday, Cassi Cahill, Casey White, Merrick Ernst, and John Olson, president of Sons of Norway Kong Sverre Lodge. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO
Roland-Story FFA receives donation from Dakota Access Pipeline Roland-Story FFA recently received a donation from Dakota Pipeline Access LLC to use for its upcoming season of providing meals to elementary students in the annual Little Norse Relays and for the FFA community garden. According to Brad Taylor, R-S agriculture instructor, “This donation will be put
to good use in our program as we are always looking for financial support to allow our students the opportunities to gain additional leadership skills. “Our Little Norse Relays sack lunch program has allowed us over the years to provide free sack lunches to all elementary students and staff
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and our community garden has provided in excess of 27,000 pounds of garden fresh vegetables
over the past four years. This donation will help us with the expenses of both projects.”
Sons of Norway Kong Sverre Lodge held its February event in Story City with the program “Student Teaching in Rosendal, Norway.” After a catered dinner, Iowa State University professor Donna Niday introduced three of her students, Cassi Cahill, Casey White and Merrick Ernst, who did their undergraduate student teaching in Rosendal last fall. The students showed photos of
their Norwegian schools and their students, the house they lived in, the nearby scenery of mountains and fjords, places they visited and told of their experiences. They spoke about the differences between the schools and teaching practices in Norway and USA. Sons of Norway events are open to all interested in learning more about Scandinavian heritage and culture and guests are always welcome.
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