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TEACHER RETIREMENT: A retirement open house for Jana Weiss and Lisa Gustafson will be from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, at United Community School, located at 1284 U Ave.

MAY 17

MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT GROUP: The NAMI Connections peer support group will be from 2 to 3:30 p.m, on Thursday, May 17, at the NAMI of Central Iowa Wellness Center, 416 Douglas Ave., Suite 205. Come hear from others who are also learning how to live in recovery with a mental illness. Call (515) 292-9400 for more information.

MAY 18

BENEFIT TAG SALE: A benefit tag sale for One Heart Equestrian Therapy will be from 2 to 6 p.m. on Friday, May 18, at 5050 Pond View Circle, Ames. There will be a sale of antiques, furniture, household items and a handmade quilt. Featuring a personal collection of vintage and primitive garden, farm and household items. No clothes. Many items - come explore and have a true “Ames Pickers” experience.

MAY 19

RAILROAD PRESENTATION: Transit consultant and railroad historian Bob Bourne will present a free program at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, at the James H. Andrew Railroad Museum, 225 10th St., Boone. Bob will present a short informative program on the history of railroads in Story County. It will feature nine railroads that were constructed between 1864 and 1907 providing some of the reasons for their construction. Some rare and unusual photos of stations and track plans will be included.

MAY 19

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL: Amnesty International will meet from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday May 19, in the Dale Ross Board 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. Contact info: (515) 290-5827,

MAY 19

SEWING GUILD MEETING: Central Iowa Sewing Guild will meet from 9 a.m. to noon at Fjeldberg Lutheran Church, 209 N. Second Ave. Polly Pattison of Polly Pattison Sewing will describe how to transform fabric into soft furnishings to accent and add comfort to any home. Learn about sewing cushions for sofas, chairs, patio and wicker furniture; throw pillows for indoors or outdoors; and furniture slipcovers, grill covers and table cloths. NOTE: Location change and no free table this meeting.

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Ames Chamber Artists’ 30th anniversary concert ‘Endless Song’ is May 19 The Ames Chamber Artists (ACA) choral group invites members of the local Ames community to attend its “Endless Song” 30th anniversary concert at 7:30 p.m on Saturday, May 19, at Collegiate Presbyterian, 129 N. Sheldon Ave., in Ames. ACA director David Johnson has designed a concert that features choral favorites suggested by singers in the group, a performance with alumni singers, a newly commissioned piece and a contemporary work with instrumental accompaniment. A reception will follow the concert with birthday cake. The concert will open with alumni singers joining current ACA members performing “Blessed Be the Name of the Lord” by Dale Groenhuis and directed by ACA founder and first director, Gary Schwartzhoff. Schwartzhoff has ACA, see page 7

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Heartland Senior Services • 205 S. Walnut Ave., Ames • (515) 233-2906 Calendar of Events Wednesday, May 16 9 a.m., Video exercise 1 p.m., Rummikub 7 p.m., Jazz Jam Thursday, May 17 8:15 a.m., Tai Chi II 9 a.m., Tai Chi I 9:30 to noon, Health care 1 p.m., Bingo 6:30 p.m., Duplicate

bridge Friday, May 18 9 a.m., Video exercise Noon, Friday afternoon cards 7 p.m., Country Jam Sunday, May 20 1:30 p.m., Duplicate bridge Monday, May 21 9 a.m., Video exercise 1 p.m., Rummikub

Tuesday, May 22 8:15 a.m., Tai Chi II 9 a.m., Tai Chi I 9:45 a.m., Songbirds 6:30 p.m., Duplicate bridge Wednesday, May 23 9 a.m., Video exercise 1 p.m., Coloring book workshop Thursday, May 24 8:15 a.m., Tai Chi II

9 a.m., Tai Chi I 9:30 to noon, Health Care 1 p.m., Bingo 6:30 p.m., Duplicate bridge Friday, May 25 9 a.m., Video exercise Noon, Friday afternoon cards Sunday, May 27 1:30 p.m., Duplicate

bridge Monday, May 28 Heartland Senior Services closed for Memorial Day holiday Tuesday, May 29 8:15 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, May 30 9 a.m., Video exercise 1 p.m., Rummikub

Lunch menus Wednesday, May 16: Chicken with Dijon sauce, cut sweet potatoes, green beans, garden lettuce salad, mandarin oranges. Thursday, May 17: Hamburger on bun with tomato, lettuce and onion, mixed vegetable blend, deli potato salad, mixed fruit cup.

Friday, May 18: Chicken and noodles, broccoli cuts, garden lettuce and salad, cut banana, tapioca pudding. Monday, May 21: Roast beef, whipped potatoes with gravy, sliced carrots, applesauce, fresh orange. Tuesday, May 22: Sweet and sour chicken, long grain rice,

corn, garden lettuce salad, peaches. Wednesday, May 23: Macaroni and cheese, lima beans, garden lettuce salad, cut banana, birthday treat. Thursday, May 24: Peppered beef tips, whipped potatoes, California blend vegetables, carrot and celery sticks, applesauce.

Friday, May 25: Peppered pork loin with chutney, country sweet potatoes, mixed vegetable blend, mandarin oranges, peanut butter cookie. Monday, May 28: Heartland Senior Services closed for Memorial Day. Tuesday, May 29: Southwestern chicken,

au gratin potatoes, cooked spinach, mandarin oranges, vanilla pudding. Wednesday, May 30: Beef pot roast, baked sweet potato, cauliflower, carrot sticks, raisins. Thursday, May 31: Seasoned tilapia (alternative: herb chicken), wild rice, Oregon bean medley, garden lettuce

salad, applesauce. 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.

feeding programs free of charge, and we need volunteers like you to make it possible. The program runs in Collins, Nevada and Ames during the months of June and July 2018. Classroom assistants are needed in Ames (11:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.), Nevada (8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.), and Collins (8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.). Volunteers are also needed to help with the checkin process in Ames on July 10 and for all days in Collins and Nevada.

For more information, call Arti at (515) 2928890.

communicate clearly and effectively. Prior knowledge of entomology and/or horticulture is not a requirement. Some programs may require standing for extended periods, but sit-down opportunities are also available. Apply by Friday, May 18, to get started in June. Contact Arti at (515) 292-8890 for more information.

have them contact Arti at (515) 292-8890.

Central Iowa RSVP RSVP In the event of a public health emergency such as an epidemic or pandemic, Story County Public Health may activate mass clinics, also known as PODs or Points of Dispensing. Many medical and non-medical volunteers are needed to help staff PODs. RSVP is responsible for helping organize volunteers when a POD is activated and

is recruiting volunteers interested in being pretrained. To learn more, contact Lori at (515) 292-8890. Summer Enrichment 2018 This summer, get involved with preventing food insecurity and the academic “summer slide.” Early kindergarten through eighth-grade students participate in enrichment activities and

Reiman Gardens Play at Reiman Gardens this summer. Reiman Gardens is looking for several friendly and energetic volunteers to help with various children’s education programs and workshops during the summer months. Volunteers will assist with setup and cleanup, deliver information and/or instruct various activities, including arts and crafts, storytelling, and other hands-on activities. Programs may include Plant Pals, Kids’ Story Time, Water Days, and Homeschool Days. Other opportunities may be available throughout the season. Volunteers should be comfortable talking to and in front of groups and should be able to

Iowa Senior Medicare Patrol The Iowa Senior Medicare Patrol is in need of volunteers for the Story County area. Volunteers educate older Iowans on how to help prevent Medicare fraud, and how to protect themselves from being a victim of one of the scam artists. If you know someone who would make a great volunteer for the SMP program, please

Thursday, May 31 8:15 a.m., Tai Chi II 9 a.m., Tai Chi I 9:30 to noon, Health Care 1 p.m., Bingo 6:30 p.m., Duplicate bridge

Habitat for Humanity of Central Iowa With its newly expanded facility, Habitat for Humanity needs a few more volunteers to help out. Office volunteers are needed in the afternoon to assist with admin duties, answering the phone, and mailings. Additionally, a few more volunteers are needed in the bigger store to provide customer service, deliveries and pickups of donated items, prepping donated items to sell, etc. Store hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursdays. They are closed on Sunday and Monday. If you are able to help out, please call Arti at (515) 292-8890.



Golden K Kiwanis clean up littered road

On April 13, 18 members of Ames Golden K Kiwanis performed spring litter cleanup on their Iowa Adopt a Road two-mile segment of East 13th Street and 220th Street. Golden K has conducted spring and fall cleanup on this stretch of road every year since 2002. Front row, from left, John Slaughter, Tom Pete r, Lonnie Mannes, Dick Wilson, Tom Baas, Kent Ziebell, team leader Craig Fulton and Larry Vallery; back row, from left, Wayne Hagemoser, Keith Folkmann, John Abrams, John Arthur, Bob Johnston, Dennis Senne, Gene Pollmann, Don Muff and Bob Sperry. Not pictured is Willis Fiscus. For more information about Ames Golden K , please visit CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Steve Burgason of Bergie’s Coffee visits with students in Gilbert’s ag business class. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Adam Burgason explains the science behind roasting coffee beans from around the world. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Gilbert agriculture business class learns entrepreneurial skills The Gilbert ag business management class and MOC class hosted guest speakers from Burgie’s Coffee and Windmill Coffee Roasters to discuss business planning, customer service, and goal setting. Owner Steve Bur-

gason shared his vision and experiences to a captive audience of junior and senior students, and challenged them to be accountable and purposed in their future plans. The following week, the students were invited to visit the

roasting lab to see their vision applied to a locally owned and operated business. Gilbert ag dd students are pursing several ventures with business plans and networking with local entities to build their skills for a successful future.

Will Owens shares coff ee lab techniques used to refine their products at Windmill Coff ee Roasting. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO




Nevada High School agriculture education students and FFA members prepare for the Iowa FFA veterinary science career development event. From left, Bianca Sponseller, Megan Mumm, Rylee Stevenson and Avery Mather. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Nevada FFA members prepare for veterinary contest Four Nevada agriculture education students and FFA members are studying and preparing for the Iowa FFA veterinary medicine CDE (career

Tanner and Ava Henningson present the first aid kit to K. Christian Johnson.



Franklin Happy Go Luckies 4-H Club give first aid kit to Gilbert Lutheran Church Tanner and Ava Henningson from the Franklin Happy Go Luckies 4-H Club met with a representative from the Gilbert Lutheran Church to present a First Aid kit. They did this as a club action to give back to the church for letting them use its

rooms for meetings. The club decided to do this by making a motion, having it seconded and approved, and then voting on this topic. The club then e-mailed the church to ask if their gift was acceptable. The church said it was, and agreed to meet to receive the

development event). The contest consists of an exam to be taken online with a proctor, a written response scenario, and a video demonstrating

a clinical procedure practicum. The students are preparing for the contest in the evenings and weekends.

Noon Kiwanis serves Food at First meal

gift. Things like this happen somewhat often in the Franklin Happy Go Luckies, for they love to help out their community. The next meeting will be on June 10. Contact club leader Sandy Goff at for more information. Ames Noon Kiwanis recently prepared and served a Food at First meal for 94 guests. The menu items were pork tenderloin, mashed potatoes, stir-fry vegetables, fruit and green salad, dessert and beverages. From left, Ralph Yoder, Carl Anderson, Kris Meinhard, Bernie White, Doug Meinhard, Don Wishart and Steve Miller. The Noon Kiwanis team plans the menu, prepares and serves the meal, and performs clean-up duties at the meal site (First Christian Church) several times a year. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO



Nine Roland-Story agriculture students and FFA members received their Iowa degrees at the 2018 State Convention. From left, Ben Chelsvig, Kat Hawley, Grant Berends, Madison Friest, Zach Shadlow, Taylor Blythe, Wyatt Origer, Jakob Lester and Kade Faga. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Roland-Story FFA members receive Iowa degree Four Nevada FFA members earn Iowa FFA Degree Nevada FFA members who earned the Iowa FFA Degree were, from left, Chance Steffes, Logan Stufflebeam, Luke Fevol, and Hunter Anderson. Not pictured: Kevin Cooper, Nevada agriculture instructor and FFA advisor. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Roland-Story agriculture students and FFA members Ben Chelsvig, Kat Hawley, Grant Berends, Madison Friest, Zach Shadlow, Taylor Blythe, Wyatt Origer, Jakob Lester and Kade Faga were awarded their Iowa FFA Degree at the 2018 State FFA Convention in Ames. The Iowa Degree is the highest honor and recognition that any FFA member may receive

from their individual states and represents that an Agriculture Education student has participated in leadership activities above the local chapter level, has served in a leadership position within their local chapters, and has been involved in an active SAE (supervised agricultural experience) project. This year, the Iowa FFA Association award-

ed 720 members out of the 15,400 state membership with this recognition. According to Brad Taylor, Agriculture Education instructor and FFA Advisor, “This is a great honor for these students as it represents a lot of hard work and accomplishments that they have been involved in over their three to four years in FFA.”

Ames (Noon) Lions Club awards John Maurer centennial service pin

Four Nevada agriculture education students and FFA members were presented with the Iowa FFA Degree at the fourth session of the Iowa FFA Convention on April 24 at Hilton Coliseum. The Nevada FFA members were Luke Fevold, Hunter Anderson, Logan Stufflebeam and Chance Steffes. The Iowa FFA Degree is the highest degree that can be bestowed upon an FFA member by the Iowa FFA Association each year. Only

5 percent of FFA members in Iowa receive the degree each year. To receive the Iowa FFA Degree, FFA members must meet the following standards: 1) Have been an active FFA member for at least 24 months; 2) Have completed at least two years of systematic instruction in agricultural education; 3) Have earned and productively invested at least $1,500 or worked at least 375 hours in a supervised agricultural experience program; 4) Have a

satisfactory scholastic record; 5) Have demonstrated leadership abilities from a specific list of activities; 6) Have completed 25 hours of community service; and 7) Have participated in at least five different FFA activities above the local level. Each Iowa FFA Degree recipient receives a certificate and the golden State FFA Degree Charm pin, which is made possible with support from DuPont Pioneer through the Iowa FFA Foundation.

Evening walks at Doolittle Prairie begin May 24

John Maurer, right, was recently awarded a centennial service pin by vice-president Scott Jarmon at the April 26 meeting of the Ames (Noon) Lions Club. The Ames Lions Club meets at noon on Thursdays at Ames Golf and Country Club. The Ames Lions website is CONTRIBUTED PHOTO


Not all of the plants in the prairie bloom at the same time. Join Story County Conservation for a series of evening walks at Doolittle Prairie and witness the everchanging beauty of this important habitat. The first walk will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 24, at Doolittle Prairie (14249 560th Ave., Story City), 1.25 miles south of county road E-18 on 560th Ave., south of Story City.

Participants will enjoy viewing the largest prairie remnant in Story County with Thomas Rosburg. Rosburg will point out the rare and common prairie flora that change each month and share the history and ecology central Iowa prairies. Participants are

encouraged to dress appropriately for the walks, including sturdy walking shoes and long pants. The walks are free and no registration is required. Walks will conclude by 8:30 p.m. Future evening prairie walks will be on June 28, July 26 and Aug. 23.



Volunteers plant a tree at the Ames Foundation’s 2017 tree planting. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Emma Cai, Ames High School Key Club president, received the Ames Town and Country Kiwanis Club Exemplary Community Volunteer Service Award and scholarship at the recent Key Club Banquet. From left, Randy Griffith, club advisor, Emma Cai and Chen Tang, Emma’s mother. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Ames Foundation plans Cai receives Exemplary tree planting May 19 Community Volunteer Service Award Emma Cai, Ames High School Key Club president, received the Ames Town and Country Kiwanis Club Exemplary Community Volunteer Service

Award and scholarship at the recent Key Club Banquet. The award recognizes Emma’s leadership and service to the Ames High School

Key Club and to the Ames community. The award also included a $1,000 monetary gift. She recently described the public service and other activities of members of the Key Club to the Kiwanis Club members.


The Ames Foundation would like to invite the public to participate once again in replanting Ames through the Ames Community Tree Program in 2018. The Ames Foundation’s spring planting will be on Saturday, May 19, in the Southdale neighborhood of Ames. Any interested volunteers who would like to help plant should meet at Kate Mitchell Elementary School at 8:30 a.m. and participate in a brief planting demonstration at 8:45 a.m. Volunteers will work in teams under the direction of a supervisor. Each team will have the opportunity to plant approximately

10 trees. To volunteer, please RSVP via to, visit theamesfoundation/, or contact one of the following Ames Foundation board members directly: Jeff Iles at (515) 294-3714, John Tillo at (515) 232-4732, or Nick Johnson at (515) 2331913. To learn more information about The Ames Foundation, donate, or view our current projects and future projects,visit www.amesfoundation. org/. In 2015, The Ames Foundation entered into a multi-year partnership with the city of Ames to help raise money for, and physi-

cally volunteer in the replanting of, trees that will be lost to the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). This effort culminated in the first community-wide tree planting days in 2016. In 2016, The Ames Foundation volunteers planted well more than 150 trees. In 2017, volunteers planted more than 250 trees. In 2018, the Ames Foundation is hoping to plant more than 250 trees. Unfortunately, efforts like these to reforest Ames are necessary, because ash trees in Ames may be a dying breed thanks to EAB. This invasive species continues to destroy ash trees across the nation, and lessons learned in other parts of the country demonstrate that, without costly ongoing treatment, EAB will significantly reduce the number of ash trees in our community within a decade. EAB has been identified in Story County, which means the demise of our ash population is imminent in our community. We have thousands of trees here in Ames, which improve our community by improving water quality through fi ltration and erosion control, provide temperature control and wind breaks and support wildlife habitat necessary for biodiversity.



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recently retired from his position at University of Wisconsin Eau Claire where he was director of choral activities. He has continued work with an adult choir and church choir in Eau Claire. Premiering at this concert is a commissioned piece by Des Moines composer Elaine Hagenberg. Hagenburg has been the recipient of many prestigious awards for choral composition and is known for her keen sense of integrating beautiful texts with strong and musically interesting melodies. The text for this piece is Robert Louis Stevenson’s poem “Let Beauty Awake”. This piece has been

“I hope the music we make speaks to you in ways that words cannot. While I enjoy singing, I am not here for me; I am here for you.” — Taylor Reinke funded with the help of the Ames Commission on the Arts and ACA members. The work accompanied with instruments is “An October Garden” by Julian Wachner. Wachner is a composer and conductor who currently presides over the Trinity Church Wall Street music program in New York. He is known for chromatic tonal explorations and minimalistic yet expressive

musical moments. This piece is in four sections organized by the seasons and based on texts by Christina Rossetti. The instrumentation is for only piano, flute, clarinet, and contra bass. Many of the ACA singers have been in the group for a multi-

tude of years but three members are acknowledged as founding members — Marianne Chalstrom, Louis Banitt and Barbara Schendel. These three have performed in numerous concerts, served on the board many times, and participated in many committees. Their collective historical knowledge of this group is invaluable and their contribution to the group as singers have helped ACA gain a reputation for superb execution unique among community ensembles.

First-year member, Taylor Reinke, describes what audiences should expect at this concert. “I hope the music we make speaks to you in ways that words cannot. While I enjoy singing, I am not here for me; I am here for you. I love getting to sing and provide music for those who love to listen. Take time to re-

lax and take in all that you are hearing, and enjoy!” Tickets for the May 19 performance are available through ACA members and at Rieman Music and Everts Flowers Home and Gifts in downtown Ames. Tickets are $12 for adults and $9 for students and seniors. Tickets at the door are $15.



Roland-Story FFA members, from left, Grant Berends, Wyatt Origer, Kade Faga and Malachi Harestad, recently participated in the 2018 State FFA Convention and Contests in the Farm Business Management contest. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Roland-Story FFA competes in state ag sales contest Four Roland-Story FFA members recently participated in the 2018 State FFA Convention and Contests in Ames in the Farm Business Management contest. The contest goals and objectives are for the participants to demonstrate their ability to analyze agricul-

ture, farm, and ranch business management information; apply economic principles and concepts of farm business management to the decision-making process; evaluate agriculture business, and farm business management decisions; and to work together cooperatively as a

group. The Roland-Story team fi nished as the seventh-place team in the state with a “Gold’ rating in the competition that included 93 teams from around the state. The contest was held in the Hansen Learning Center south of the ISU campus.

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Presented by Mark Barron, Iowa State University public historian, will present “Peopling Iowa: First Generation Immigrants in Story County,” from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23, at Ames Historical Society, 416 Douglas Ave. Based on the work of Iowa State University history students, Barron will discuss how first-generation immigrant groups arrived into Story County, where they settled, and how they helped transform the landscape of central Iowa.

The historic Fernald community will celebrate the 110th anniversary of the Fernald School and the 27th anniversary of its annual banquet on Saturday, June 2. Social time will begin at 11 a.m., with dinner at noon. Tickets are $17 per person, and checks can be payable to Fernald Alumni and Friends. Reservations are due by May 20, to Dale Jarboe, JoAnn Wilkinson, or Karen Selby. For more information, call (515) 382-2847.



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