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New year brings new resolutions By BAILEY POOLMAN

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With 2014 comes new resolutions. The New Year’s Eve ball dropped in Times Square in New York City, and resolutions are on the brain. The tradition of setting new year resolutions spans back to the ancient Babylonians, who would promise to return borrowed objects and pay debts. Recently, however, the most common resolutions lean toward gains such as get-

ting healthy, spending less money or being around family more, according to a Forbes Magazine story. “ M y New Year’s resolution would have to be to spend more time with Morey my family and to be a great dad to my baby that’s on the way,” said Taner Morey, 20, of Creston. Morey has similar resolu-

tions to Barb Wilmeth, 56, of Creston. Wilmeth’s resolutions, like Morey’s, focus Wilmeth on life. “Enjoy life and have more fun. That’s what I’m about, more fun,” said Wilmeth. Chris Kearney, 26, of Creston, a merchandiser at DeBruce Grain, had several resolutions for 2014, with his health and career being

of 73 crashes (31 among the novices and 42 involving the larger group of experienced drivers). The researchers recorded another 612 nearcrashes, which were defined as “any circumstance requiring a last-moment physical maneuver that challenged the physical limitations of the vehicle to avoid a crash for which the driver was at fault or partially at fault.” Crashes

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and near-crashes involving drowsy drivers or drivers who were under the influence of drugs or alcohol were not included in the analysis. Not surprisingly, the novice drivers got into more trouble than their more seasoned counterparts when they tried to do something other than focus on the road ahead, the researchers found. Compared to periods when

cil chamber at the restored Creston Depot (please note location) and last for about an hour. The coffees are free, and the public is invited to attend. Legislators in attendance will be Iowa Gerharz Rep. Jack Drake, RGriswold, and Sen. Hubert Houser, RCarson. “These coffees provide you with an excellent opportunity to ask your legislators questions you may have or just listen to what your elected officials have to say,” said Ellen Gerharz, executive director at Creston Chamber of Commerce.

Creston theatre will hold viewing of documentary Legislative coffees scheduled featuring Jake Marlin Dates for the 2014 legislative coffees are: Feb. 1, March 1 and April 5. They begin at 8 a.m. in the city coun-

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among them. “Stick to a regular weightlifting routine, switch jobs within my company, no more taking shots and shoot a round of golf in the 70s,” Kearney said. While about 40 percent of Americans make resolutions for the new year, only 8 percent stick with them, according to Forbes Magazine. Eric Shawler, 41, of Creston has other plans. “I don’t really do resolutions,” Shawler said, “because nobody really sticks to them.”

Kyle Wilson has been named managing editor of the Creston News Advertiser. Wilson, 28, replaces Managing Editor Stephani Finley upon her retirement Jan. 31. Wilson will oversee the editorial duties of both the Creston News Advertiser and Osceola-Sentinel Tribune including news and sports departments. Wilson is a 2003 graduate of Creston High School. He then studied at Southwestern Community College and Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Mo. During high school and while attending SWCC, Wilson was a sports intern for the Creston News Advertiser. Wilson worked at the Christian County Headlin- Wilson er in Ozark, Mo., 2007 to 2009. In 2009, he returned to the Creston News Advertiser as sports editor. In 2010, Wilson became CNA assistant managing editor. “I’m so thankful for this opportunity,” Wilson said. “There is a long-standing tradition of journalism excellence at the Creston News Advertiser that dates back more than 130 years. It will be my aim to uphold that tradition and continue to provide informative and entertaining content to our readers each day.” Wilson lives in Creston with his wife Stormy (Weis) and 7-month-old daughter Harper. Wilson will be assisted by Jake Waddingham as associate editor. Waddingham, 23, is a 2008 graduate of OrientMackburg High School. He studied at Southwestern Community College and University of Texas at Tyler, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in jour- Waddingham nalism and political science. While at SWCC, Waddingham was a sports intern and later hired as a part-time news and sports reporter for the Creston News Advertiser before leaving for college in Texas. After graduating from college last year, he returned to Iowa and the Creston News Advertiser as a general reporter. “This next step in my career is a humbling experience,” Waddingham said. “I give Stephani a lot of credit for sparking my interest in journalism, and I hope to use the lessons I have learned to continue and improve on the excellent tradition she helped establish at the Creston News Advertiser.” Waddingham is single and lives in Creston. Sandy Allison has been promoted to circulation manager. Allison has been district manager at the CNA since 2009. Allison, 38, is a 1994 graduate of Creston High School. She attended the Allison International Aviation and Travel Academy in Arlington, Texas, before returning to Creston and working as a travel agent at Overall Travel until it closed. She started working for the CNA as a driver and later an inserter before being promoted to disrict manager. Allison lives in Creston with her husband Dustin and five children.

Study: Dialing while behind the wheel is riskiest form of distracted driving LOS ANGELES (MCT) — The next time you’re tempted to make a phone call while you’re behind the wheel, remember this: Dialing while driving increases the risk of a crash or near-crash more than any other sort of distraction. That’s one of the findings of a special report published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. Other dangers identified in the report include reaching for a cellphone or other object; texting or using the Internet; looking at an object on the side of the road; and eating. These conclusions were reached by researchers who put GPS systems, radar, four cameras, accelerometers and other equipment into the vehicles of 42 drivers with freshly minted licenses and 109 others who had been driving for an average of 20 years. Study volunteers drove around in their gear-laden cars for 12 to 18 months. (The data on the experienced drivers was collected in 2003 and 2004, before texting became prevalent, and the novice drivers were tracked between 2006 and 2008.) During the months studied, the drivers got into a total

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they weren’t distracted, the odds of a novice driver getting into a crash or near-crash were 8.32 times higher when they were dialing a cellphone; 8 times higher when reaching for something besides their cellphone; 7.05 times higher when trying to grab the phone; 3.9 times higher when Please see DRIVING, Page 2

at 4:30 p.m. Sunday. This documentary features Creston/O-M four-time state champion wrestler Jake Marlin. Read more about this story on page 7A of today’s CNA.

Creston Police Department now on social media Creston Police Department now has a Facebook page and has utilized the page in recent weeks to publish “tips of the day” along with providing other important information to the Creston community. “We created the page Oct. 31,” said Creston Police Chief Ver Meer Paul Ver Meer. “A lot of people are on social media so this page allows us to get our message out and hopefully allow for more community-oriented policing.”

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Deaths E. Richard Outhouse Creston

Earnest Richard (Dick) O u t house, 96, of Creston, passed away Saturday, December 21 at Outhouse Creston Nursing and Rehab Center. The memorial service celebrating Dick’s life will be held Saturday, January 4 at 1:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home in Creston with family visitation starting at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Graceland Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Southwestern Community College Student Nurses Scholarship Fund. Dick was born May 28, 1917, at home in Lamoni, IA, to Earnest R. and Olive Agnes Hoffman Outhouse. He began his schooling in a one-room country school, graduated from Lamoni High School and attended Graceland College and the University of Iowa. Dick was a talented athlete who participated in football, basketball and track. He also enjoyed horseshoes and competed with his father in tournaments at the state fair. Dick married Ruth Elinor Gamet in Creston on March 17, 1940. They met while both were employed at Hy-Vee Food Store, then called The Supply Store. Together they raised five children, Richard, Bill, Diane, Chris and Todd. Ruth passed away on December 13, 2006. Dick was inducted into the United States Navy in November, 1943, and served as Mailman, Second Class, aboard the USS Henry T. Allen conducting op-

Savannah Cannon Atlantic

Savannah Cannon, 28, of Atlantic, formerly of Afton, died unexpectedly Dec. 27, 2013, at her home. A ser- Cannon vice will be held 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3, at Roland Funeral Home in Atlantic. Visitation with family present will be 6 to 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. Open visitation will be 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. service time Friday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at www.rolandfuneralservice. com. Savannah Cannon, daughter of Marlene Kay Cannon, was born Sept. 7, 1985, in Creston. Savannah attended East Union Community Schools and graduated from Nevada High School. Savannah went on to become a team leader for Resource Industries, a division of Cass Incorporated in Atlantic. She was active with Special Olympics, participating in bowling, track and field, bocceball, volleyball and basketball and went to state. Savannah is survived by her son Joel, mother Marlene Cannon of Afton, sister

erations in the South Pacific during World War II. He was honorably discharged on February 12, 1946. After the war, Dick entered service with the United States Post Office. For over twenty-eight years he worked at the Creston Post Office, advancing from temporary clerk-carrier, to permanent carrier, to clerk, and then to foreman of mails until his appointments to superintendent of mails on August 7, 1971, the position he held until his retirement on July 3, 1976. Dick was an active member of the community for many years, serving on the Veterans Board, delivering meals on wheels, working as a volunteer for Innovative Industries, receiving their Outstanding Volunteer Award in 1992, and was an active member of Kiwanis, who honored him as a member of more than twenty-seven years with the Tablet of Honor in 2000. Dick was a lifelong fan of the Saint Louis Cardinals and the Iowa Hawkeyes and was an avid golfer well into his 80’s, making his one and only hole in one in June, 1978. Deeply committed to his faith, Dick was an Elder in the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; most recently the Restoration Branch in Decatur, IA, where he was an active and valued member. Dick was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Joseph and Earl; sister Alice Noftsger; and his wife Ruth. He is survived by his five children, Richard Otis (Carolyn) of Iowa City; Bill Outhouse (Sharon) of Bentonville, AR; Diane Orwan (Dennis) of Lorimor; Chris Outlund (Haida) of Ukiah, CA; and Todd Outhouse (Jeff Taylor) of San Mateo, CA; 11 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Tina Hoff of Afton, brother Joe (Lindsay) Cox of Waukee; grandparents, Dwayne and Jackie Cannon of Afton; niece Navada Hoff; aunts, Anita Gilmore of Osceola, Teresa (Tad) Werneburg of Creston, Tami (Vince) Goodliffe of Lamoni, Christie Cannon of Creston, Georgetta Thompson and Kim, Donna and Becky Jolly of Kansas City; uncles, John (Rhonda) Cannon of Osceola, Adam (Karen) Cannon of Des Moines and Duffy (Diana) Cannon of Grand River; great aunt Jeannie (Rod) Claybaker of Thayer; many cousins, including those closest to her, Danee Gilmore, Amyee and Traycee Cannon, Alyssa and Tyler Love, Bailey, Kaylyn and Morgan Werneburg, Andi and Ali Goodliffe, Brian, Jared and Destiny Cannon, Cora McNeill, Zachary and Vanessa Jackson, Harley and Becky Sales, Crystal Deal and Richie Sales; and close friends Kari and Ashley. Shannon was preceded in death by her grandmother Donna Lucas; great-grandparents, Brian and Daisy Broughton and Harold and Opal Cannon; stepfather Mel Ploessel; and cousins, Tommy Sales, “Tadder” Werneburg, Ciara Werneburg and Andy Jackson.

Mildred Nichols Cabot, Ark.

Mildred Nichols, 91, of Cabot, Ark., formerly of Mount Ayr, died Dec. 28, 2013, in Cabot, Ark. Graveside services and burial will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, at Rose Hill Cemetery in Mount Ayr. Visitation with family present will be 12:30 to 1 p.m. Saturday at Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home, 205 W. Monroe St., Mount Ayr. A memorial fund has been established in her name. Online condolences may be left at www.watsonarmstrongfh. com. Mildred Nichols, daughter of Rossie (Schlapia) and Charles Trimble, was born

Ronald Goben Creston

Ronald Goben, 75, of Creston died Jan. 2, 2014,

PASADENA, Calif. (MCT) — Vin Scully rang in the New Year with a full day. The legendary Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster served Wednesday as grand marshal of the Rose Parade and the 100th Rose Bowl game, an honor that began at 4 a.m. and concluded with the pregame coin flip. “It’s been absolutely thrilling and heartwarming,” Scully said after offering a visitor a chance to pull up a chair in a Rose Bowl suite. “One of the great things about it is I was able to share it with my wife with our grandchildren, most of them, and children. So the thought that they were enjoying it as much as I made me feel even better.” Scully, immaculately dressed in a blue blazer — what else? — and gray slacks, was not fazed by the early-morning start. “I don’t think we would have slept much anyway thinking about it and relishing the experience,” he said. “It’s been really somewhat overwhelming.” Scully, 86, said he also was initially overwhelmed when Scott Jenkins, president of the Tournament of Roses Association, called to invite him to be grand marshal. “I’m not being falsely modest, but I didn’t know why,” Scully said. “The more people talked to me, they said, ‘It’s all the years you’ve been out here. It’s you association with the Dodgers.’ “Once I kind of grasped the idea that it wasn’t that I was unworthy, and I shouldn’t be doubting myself about being unworthy, then it became somewhat of a comfortable fit — like a new pair of shoes. “Now as we come to the end of it, it’s just a marvelous treat.” Scully had once co-host-

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author Bruce Simons-Morton of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development said in a statement. “Our study shows that distracted driving practices are especially risky for novice drivers, who haven’t developed sound safety judgment behind the wheel.” Parents can help their teen drivers by setting a good example and making sure they don’t dial or text when they’re driving themselves, Simons-Morton said. They should also “let their children know that they should wait until the vehicle is stopped before taking a call — even when it’s from mom or dad,” he added. —————— ©2014 Los Angeles Times Visit the Los Angeles Times at www.latimes.com Distributed by MCT Information Services

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Hall of Fame broadcaster and Rose Parade grand marshall Vin Scully waves to the fans Wednesday during the 125th Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif.

ed the television broadcast of the Rose Parade in the late 1960s. In 2008, he rode on a Dodgers float that celebrated the team’s 50th year in Los Angeles. But traveling down Colorado Boulevard as grand marshal was a new experience. “Anyone who’s heard me do a ballgame — I love the roar of the crowd,” he said. “So you can imagine, today, going down Colorado, it was a field day just to hear the roar of the crowd. “And the one thing I tried to do, and I did it until, really, my shoulders were sore, I wasn’t just waving — I was applauding a lot. I kept applauding and gesturing to the people, ‘I’m applauding you. I’m thanking you for all the years,’ and they’ve been so good and kind and generous to me. “That was the real point out of the whole parade, to applaud the fans.” At the stadium, before the coin flip, Scully was intrigued by the size of the players. “I just said to them, ‘Con-

gratulations and Happy New Year,’” he said. For an announcer accustomed to describing the action on the field from the press box, the spectacle of being on the field was breathtaking, Scully said. “Ninety-four thousand people, colorfully attired on a brilliant, brilliant day,” he said. “And the bands, and then the teams running on the field and the fireworks. “And then we were at the end of the field with the grandkids. And don’t you know, Stanford comes down and scores in our area. It’s just been perfect. “I said to the kids, ‘Well, there you’ve seen it. You’ve seen a touchdown. How much better can it get than

that?’” Scully thanked Jenkins and his wife for making him and his wife, Sandi, feel “like old friends.” He also expressed gratitude to Heidi Hoff of the Tournament of Roses and “all these nice people” that made his experience so memorable. “I will say, in all honesty, God’s been so very good to me, and I really have never understood why he’s been so generous,” he said. “And this was just another case of his generosity.” —————— ©2014 Los Angeles Times Visit the Los Angeles Times at www.latimes.com Distributed by MCT Information Services

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June 12, 1922, in Mount Ayr. On Aug. 3, 1945, Mildred married Richard Lyle Nichols. Mildred was a Cub Scout and Boy Scout leader and homemaker. She also worked briefly as a bookkeeper for a grain elevator company. Mildred is survived by her husband Lyle Nichols of Cabot, Ark.; sons, Kurt (wife Lesa) Nichols of Dallas, Texas, and Chris (wife Karen) Nichols of Cabot, Ark.; grandchildren, Adam (wife Ashley) Nichols, Lindsey (husband Kris) Magnuson, Brooke Nichols and Bailey Nichols; and great-grandson Luke Nichols. In addition to her parents, Mildred was preceded in death by her brothers, Charles and Melvin Trimble.

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Schedule of driver’s license examiners: Bedford: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., treasurer’s office, Taylor County Courthouse, 407 Jefferson St. Corning: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., treasurer’s office, Adams County Courthouse. Driving tests on Wednesday mornings by appointment. Creston: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., treasurer’s office, Union County Courthouse, 300 N. Pine St. Driving tests Wednesdays. Call 782-1710 for an appointment. Greenfield: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., treasurer’s office, Adair County Courthouse, 400 Public Square. Mount Ayr: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., treasurer’s office, Ringgold County Courthouse, 109 W. Madison St. Osceola: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., treasurer’s office, Clarke County Courthouse, 100 S. Main St. Winterset: Monday through Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., Madison County Courthouse, 112 N. John Wayne Drive.

Thursday

Celebrate Recovery (a Christcentered 12-step program), 6 p.m., Crest Baptist Church, 1211 N. Poplar St. Gambler’s Anonymous, 7 p.m., Assembly of God Church, 801 N. Fillmore St., Osceola. Al-Anon, 7:30 p.m., Crossroads Mental Health Center, 1003 Cottonwood Road. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) open meeting, 7:30 p.m., St. Malachy Rectory, 407 W. Clark St.

Friday

Holy Spirit Rectory ReRun Shop, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 107 W. Howard St. Southern Prairie YMCA 55 Plus, 11:45 a.m., Summit House. Bring $2 for pizza and some change for bingo. CW Club, noon, congregate meal site, restored Creston Depot. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

brown baggers, noon open meeting, St. Malachy Rectory, 407 W. Clark St. No smoking. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 12 by 12 study, 7 to 8 p.m., United Church of Christ, 501 W. Montgomery St. Use east door. Union Squares, 7:30 to 10 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 400 N. Elm St. Soup supper. Fred Grow, caller. Narcotics Anonymous (NA), 8 p.m. open meeting, St. Malachy Rectory, 407 W. Clark St.

Saturday

Creston Men’s Fellowship non-denominational Bible study, 7 a.m., The Windrow. Holy Spirit Rectory ReRun Shop, 9 a.m. to noon, 107 W. Howard St. Family Caregiver Support Group, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Boz’s Kitchen in Corning. For more information, contact Jaleyn at 641-782-4040. Caregiver Support Group, 1 p.m., Crest Haven Care Centre. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), 7:30 p.m. open meeting, St. Malachy Rectory, 407 W. Clark St.

Sunday

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), noon open meeting, St. Malachy Rectory, 407 W. Clark St. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), 7:30 p.m. open beginners meeting, St. Malachy Rectory, 407 W. Clark St.

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Union County Board of Supervisors, 9 a.m., Union County Courthouse boardroom. Woolworth Coffee Club, 9 a.m., Hy-Vee deli. Creston Rotary Club, noon, Greater Regional Medical Center cafeteria conference room. Narcotics Anonymous (NA), noon open meeting, St. Malachy Rectory, 407 W. Clark St. No smoking. TOPS No. 1338, 5 p.m., First United Methodist Church. Crest Area Theatre, 7 p.m. general membership meeting, Southwestern Community College Performing Arts Center Green Room. AA, 5:30 p.m., Crossroads Mental Health Center, 1003 Cottonwood Rd. Open meeting. AA, 7:30 p.m., United Church of Christ, 501 W. Montgomery St. Use east door.

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Greater Regional Medical Center Todd and Cari Stalker of Creston are parents of a daughter born Dec. 31, 2013. Hadley Emerson Stalker weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces and was 20 3/4 inches long. Grandparents are Craig and Jan Hoeman of Urbandale and Tim and Betty Stalker and Roger and Terri Main, all of Creston. Great-grandparents are Marge Hoeman of West Des Moines and Carroll and Evelyn Konecne of Creston.

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OPINION New year, new resolutions

As so many other people have done, I’ve set several resolutions for the new year. This year, I’m focusing on fitness, finances and writing. It seems to be a constant battle for me to lose those few extra pounds. I love working out. Even though jogging in this winter cold isn’t appealing to me, and running on a treadmill or the indoor track at Southern Prairie YMCA can get boring, I’m going to keep on running so I can finish my half-marathon in April. I also plan on lifting weights more. I haven’t had a really good weight workout in a long time, so I’ve resolved to do at least one a

Girl on fire Bailey Poolman staff writer

week, and hopefully add another one or two during the week also. I’m glad I have so many positive influences in my life concerning fitness. My parents and sister are all fitness buffs, my boyfriend Russel Finehout loves lifting weights, and I have so many friends who work out any chance they get. Along with this, I want to eat healthier, too. Even though work-

President Obama signed a defense bill last week LA JOLLA — Happy New Year, everybody, and God bless America. President Obama signed a defense bill last week which funds U.S. military operations overseas. This bill also gives women total protection from sexual assault in the U.S. armed forces. It’s probably the perfect time for Iran to get an operation and become Irene. Beverage Digest reports that Anheuser Busch ads will flood the Super Bowl telecast promoting Bud’s new Black Crown beer. The advertising pitch is simple. You may not be a football star but you can always enjoy the sensation of brain damage with Budweiser. Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel said Monday he doesn’t know if he’ll turn pro. He might work out at the Indy NFL combine. He has the arm and the drinking problem to make it big, but the scouts want to see him on the pistol range before they certify him as NFL-ready. Tim Tebow put his NFL and religious career on hold and signed a deal to be a college football analyst for ESPN and a studio host for SEC Nation on SEC network. God doesn’t expect Tim to be perfect, everyone’s got their faults. God’s just happen to be in California. Los Angeles was reported to have approved construction of dozens of high-rise office and apartment buildings on top of earthquake faults Monday. It’s an economic decision. The mayor is sick and tired of Hollywood producers leaving town to shoot disaster movies. The London Guardian reports that French farmers in Normandy have begun feeding their cows two quarts of red Burgundy wine every day. The idea is to produce tender, top quality French beef. Unfortunately all the cows end up doing is

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texting their ex-milkers. AT&T announced its It Can Wait campaign has collected four million pledges from young people not to text while driving. The law isn’t working well in Los Angeles. Someone just made a fortune designing an app that sends you a text when the light turns green. Egypt’s deposed President Morsi’s trial resumes in Cairo next week. He issued laws by decree, he ignored the constitution, and he blamed his predecessor for the economy. Most impressive is how it only took Egypt a year to establish an American-style democracy. U.S. Senator Ted Cruz said Monday he will renounce his Canadian citizenship, as he was born in Calgary to a U.S. mom and a Cuban dad. This move is important for Cruz. It’d cost him the GOP nomination for president if he tested positive for any trace of government health care. Australia sent a ship to rescue a scientific cruise ship stuck in the ice Monday. It was trying to prove that global warming is melting the ice shelf. As a last resort they’re going to have Al Gore jump off a helicopter and do a cannonball into the water to free the vessel. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s time in office ends after twelve years this month. He changed the city Last night New York cops let a guy go for having less than twenty-five grams of marijuana on him but arrested him for having more than sixteen ounces of Pepsi.

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week 52, with $52 to be saved. By the end of the challenge, $1,378 is saved. I like to think I’m thrifty, with not having to pay cable or internet bills every month, but I know I spend money when I don’t need to, like on my almost-daily drink fix from Adams Street Espresso (I love their yummy chai lattes in this frigid winter). But, this challenge is something I want to succeed at. I have a vacation planned this year, and there are always those little expenses, that saving as much money as possible certainly cannot be a bad thing in any case.

My third goal is writing. I’m always writing, as that is what reporters do at newspapers, but I would love to be able to write more fiction. I have the time, but somehow nothing has really come to mind to write about. But, I resolve to write something each week, if it’s just a few words or a few pages. My forte is writing fiction of all kinds. I’ve read so many books with ideas I wish I’d thought of, or plots that inspire me, that I hope I can take leaves from those books and write something of my own. Finishing it isn’t the plan, but starting something I may be able to finish someday definitely is.

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ing out makes me sweat and feel like I’m working toward a goal, having that healthy meal after that workout is the icing on the cake. Less processed foods and more natural fruits, veggies and meats and hopefully I’ll reach my goal by the end of this year. On the other hand, I also have a financial goal I want to meet by the end of the year. I was exploring Facebook a few days ago and discovered a blog post titled “52 Week Money Challenge — Are you game?” This blog post challenges you to put money in savings every week of the year. It starts with $1 week one, $2 week two, and continues until

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Recent articles in the CNA have told us, the citizens of the Creston community, how we must reach deeper and deeper in our pockets for our bus barn. In a perfect world, all the recommendations would be ideal. Sadly it is not a perfect world. We are told that all

the buses must be inside for safety. Why? SIT does not keep all their buses inside, and they seem pretty safe. Other school districts in our area do not keep their buses inside, and they seem to be doing well. Then we have a follow up that says rock cannot be used for the barn but we must use concrete. Thinking they must be making

rock differently these days as something was mentioned about it being flammable and that is why we need concrete. So it seems that since we need concrete it has to be heated. More and more as I read about all the requirements that are “required” one has to ask ... is it really necessary, or is it in fact just someone with a dream?

Creston students active this holiday season From Cara Soukup and Peg Krambeck Eblen, cosponsors of CHS Student Government Creston

Just a note to let people in the Creston Community School District know about some really amazing things happening at our high school and middle school during the holiday season. Through organizations, as well as independently, our students have stepped up to the plate to serve others in our community. Students in iJAG collected, gift wrapped, and delivered toys; FFA members decorated the depot, gathered toys for the neighborhood center, and assisted with the Christmas Basket Club food collection and deliveries. FBLA members did indoor and outdoor decorating at Creston Nursing and Rehab, in addition to ringing the bell for the Salvation Army locally. CHS Student Government members wrote many letters for the Santa Letter Project. FFA annually coordinates the Adopt-a-Family program at CHS.

The organizations listed above all adopted one (or more) families this Christmas; several seminars adopted families, too. Creston Middle School Student Government, in addition to collecting food in November for the local food pantry, also adopted a family this year. In November and December, FFA and CHS Student Government collaborated for a food drive at the high school. Students were encouraged to bring nonperishable items from Nov. 18 to Dec. 13. Students, faculty and staff donated over 600 pounds of food to our local food pantry. Throughout the year, students in the various organizations at CHS will have many more opportunities to be of service to our community. For example, for the past five years, our high school baseball team has assisted with making and setting up luminaries for Relay for Life. Students in our EAST program continue to plan events for community improvement, too. Please understand many of these young people are involved in mul-

tiple groups; beyond the school day, many students are at school rehearsing for performances, preparing for competitions, and meeting to organize a wide variety of activities. However, they are learning the importance of giving of their time and talents to benefit others, too. They are developing habits that ask them to think of others rather than to focus only on themselves. This holiday season, whether they participated in one of the events noted or brought a jar of peanut butter for the food drive, CHS students invested in their community. Thank you for your support of the many academic and extracurricular activities, as well as fundraising efforts, of our students. Your contributions help provide opportunities for our students to grow and learn about leadership and service. They are learning about becoming viable members of the community, reaching out for support, but also reaching out to support others. May our community be a little bit stronger because of the efforts of our young people.

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January Creston Chamber of Commerce happenings Happy New Year! For the chamber, 2014 means new activities and ideas, new members, as well as new board members. The chamber would like to welcome four new chamber board members as we begin the year. They are Jessica Duncan, Greater Regional Medical Center; Sandy Jennett, Green Valley Pest and Lawn Care; Shawn Phelps, Walmart Super Center; and Jacki Steffen, Southern Prairie YMCA. Thank you all for your commitment to the chamber and Creston. The Creston Chamber is proud of what our community has to offer and will continue to build upon these areas, as well as others. Creston continues to be the regional hub of southwest Iowa for shopping, education, health care, recreation and tourism, as well as many other services. The chamber will continue to promote and showcase our community and at the same time be a leadership organization that unifies the community. With this in mind, the chamber would like to acknowledge and thank the many businesses in Creston who took the time and financial commitment in 2013 to update their property. Your continuing support

Creston Chamber Ellen Gerharz Executive Director

of Creston is appreciated. We realize the chamber and its membership cannot do this alone. We believe the more people we can involve, the stronger our community can become. Our image as a people and a city are extremely important to the well being of Creston, now and in the future. We can all benefit by working together and sharing knowledge and experience to make Creston the best it can be. Upcoming Legislative Coffees: The dates for the 2014 legislative coffees have been set. These coffees provide you with an excellent opportunity to ask your legislators questions you may have, or just listen to what your elected officials have to say. The coffees will be held Feb. 1, March 1 and April 5. They begin at 8 a.m. in the city council chamber at the restored depot in Creston (please note location) and last for an hour. The coffees are free, and the public is invited to attend. Annual Citywide Moonlight

Madness Sale: The annual citywide Moonlight Madness Sale is scheduled to take place Feb. 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. This is a wonderful opportunity to take advantage of great bargains around Creston. Hi-Five Honorees for January: The following individuals were honored with the Hi-Five Honor in January: Cody Hagel, Fareway, by two different people; and Mary Chamberlain, Creston Walmart Super Center. Congratulations to both of you. The Hi-Five for Service allows us to recognize those who make shopping and doing business in Creston a rewarding and positive experience. Please call the chamber with your honoree. Gold Star Business Honored: The chamber honored Van Gelder Clothing in Creston this month as the January Gold Star Business in Creston. They were nominated by their fellow Crestonians because of the appearance both inside and out of their building and property. Congratulations. Please call the chamber to acknowledge a business property. Have a great month and a great 2014.


CHURCH Afton ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH, Browning and Filmore Streets, William Richardson, pastor. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. worship service. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible study and youth. Saturday, 7:25 a.m. “In the Mirror” radio program on Creston Radio. ST. EDWARD CATHOLIC CHURCH, 104 W. Union St., Rev. Ken Halbur, pastor. Sunday, 10:45 a.m. Mass; after Mass, Confession. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Joel Sutton, pastor. Sunday, 9:45 a.m. worship.

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UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Joel Sutton, pastor. Sunday, 8:45 a.m. worship. Monday, 1 p.m. Quilters.

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UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Rick Hawkins, pastor. Sunday, 9 a.m. worship service.

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AREA BIBLE FELLOWSHIP CHURCH, Ron Christian, pastor; Keith Lorenz, associate pastor; 641-336-2409; website www.areabiblefellowship.org. Sunday, 10 a.m. worship service; 11:15 a.m. Sunday school. Weednesday, 6:30 p.m. AWANA. CHRISTIAN CHURCH, Sherry Wiley, lay speaker. Sunday, 9:15 a.m. worship; 10:30 a.m. Sunday school. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Shurmaine McAlpine, pastor. Sunday, 8 a.m. Sunday school; 9 a.m. worship.

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FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 907 Grove Ave., Ken Rummer, pastor. Sunday, 9 a.m. Sunday school; 10 a.m. worship services. FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 901 Nodaway St., Andrew Bardole, pastor. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. adult Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. worship service. GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH, Dan Lamgo, pastor. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. worship service. Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. prayer service. MESSIANIC MISSION SEVENTH DAY, 405 11th St. Sabbath services, second and fourth Saturdays. Call 641-3223386 for time and place. REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH, 800 17th St., Philip Ritter, pastor. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Sunday school and adult Bible study; 10:45 a.m. worship with Holy Communion. Wednesday, 9 a.m. Bible study. ST. PATRICK’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 504 Grove, Ave., Lazarus Kirigia, pastor. Saturday, 5:30 p.m. Mass. Sunday, 10:30 a.m. Mass; 7 p.m. youth group. Wednesday, 2 to 5 p.m. religious education classes.

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ABUNDANT LIFE FAMILY CHURCH, 500 S. Birch St., Douglas R. Brunell, pastor, (641) 782-5766, email alfc@ iowatelecom.net; website www. AbundantLifeFamilyChurch.com. Sunday, 10:30 a.m. children’s church and worship service; 6:30 p.m. evening worship service. Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. worship and Kid’s Club. Thursday, 6:30 a.m. Men of Honor; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Light Switch teens. APOSTOLIC LIGHTHOUSE UNITED PENTECOSTAL CHURCH, 600 N. Lincoln St., Paul Vandevender, pastor, 782-5594. Sunday, 10 a.m. Sunday school and worship service; 5:30 p.m. prayer time; 6 p.m. worship service. Wednesday, 7 p.m. worship service. Home Bible study, call 782-5594. RIVER OF LIFE ASSEMBLY OF GOD, 417 Wyoming Ave., Karen Norton, lead pastor, 641782-4236, e-mail crestonrolag@ gmail.com. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Sunday school classes for all ages; 10:30 a.m. morning worship; children’s church ages 5-12, nursery available upon request. Thursday (1/9), 7 to 10 a.m. Coffee Cafe, fellowship hall. Invite a friends and bring your coffee mug. WiFi

and mini muffins included. CHURCH OF CHRIST, 510 S. Poplar St., Timothy L. Haynie, evangelist. Sunday, 10 a.m. Sunday school; 11 a.m. worship service; 7 p.m. J.O.Y. class adult study hour. Wednesday, 7 p.m. youth group at 216 N. Walnut St., adult group at the church. COMMUNITY OF CHRIST, Creston Congregation (RLDS), 820 N. Elm St., Elder Gary O’Daniels, pastoral coordinator. Sunday, 9:15 a.m. praise and inspiration, Mallas; 9:30 a.m. church school classes; 10:30 a.m. morning worship, Ken Mallas, presider; Gary O’Daniels, speaker. CREST BAPTIST, affiliated with Southern Baptist Convention, Poplar and Townline streets, Chuck Spindler, pastor. Website: www.crestbaptistchurch.com. Today, 6 p.m. Celebrate Recovery. Friday, 8:30 a.m. “Operation World” prayer meeting. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Bible study (all ages); 10:45 a.m. worship. Wednesday, 6:30 a.m. prayer meeting; 6:30 p.m. TeamKid/ youth group. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 1001 N. Lincoln St., David Tebbenkamp, pastor; Dan Fields, youth pastor. Sunday, 8:45 a.m. worship service; 10:15 a.m. Sunday school hour; 5 p.m. family worship service. FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST), 301 E. Townline St., Dianna Clark, pastor. Sunday, 9 a.m. adult and children’s Sunday school; 10 a.m. worship service. FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST, 104 N. Oak St. Sunday, 11 a.m. church service. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 702 W. Prairie St., the Rev. Jim Woodworth, interim pastor. Friday, 1:30 p.m. crafting workshop. Sunday, 9:15 a.m. worship, “Close to the Heart of God,” “Downing of the Browns” with chili luncheon; 10:30 a.m. Sunday school. Monday, 6 p.m. Deacon meeting; 7:30 p.m. Property meeting. Tuesday, 1 p.m. Stitch, Knit and Quilt; 6 p.m. Finance meeting. Wednesday, 9 a.m. Revelation Bible study. FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 400 N. Elm St., Gideon Gallo, pastor, Jim W. Morris, associate pastor. Call 641-7822427 for a ride. Sunday, 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. worship services; 9:15 a.m. Sunday school. Tuesday, 9 a.m. Summit House Bible study; 7 p.m. Christmas Eve Communion serivce. Thursday, 12:05 p.m. United Methodist Men. GOD’S OUTREACH DELIVERANCE, 306 N. Oak St., 641-278-1173, Pastor JoAnna and Tyrone Davis, 515-249-3364. Monday through Saturday, 8 to 10 a.m. prayer and worship. Today, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Women’s service. Friday, 7 p.m. Friday Night Fire service. Saturday, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Men of Christ breakfast (first and third of month); noon Saturday Sack Lunch for Kids; 2 to 3:30 p.m. drama/ dance practice for youth; 5:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday Night Live for youth. Sunday, 10:30 a.m. worship service; 6:30 p.m. evening service. Monday, 5 p.m. Monday Night Meal. Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. evening service. Wednesday, 5 to 6 p.m. Intercessory prayer. HOLY SPIRIT CATHOLIC CHURCH, 107 W. Howard St., Rev. Ken Halbur, pastor. Saturday, 4 to 5 p.m. Confession; 5:15 p.m. Mass. Sunday, 8:15 to 8:45 a.m. Confession; 9 a.m. Mass. JERUSALEM UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Gideon Gallo, pastor, Jim W. Morris, associate pastor. Sunday, 8 a.m. Bible study; 9 a.m. worship service. KINGDOM HALL OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES, 1000 Cottonwood St. Sunday, 10 a.m. public talk and Watchtower study. Thursday, 7:30 p.m. congregation Bible study, ministry school and service meeting. PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF GOD I.M. “Mana del Cielo,” 417 Wyoming Ave. The Rev. Miguel Delgado, phone 515-473-2527. Saturday, noon worship. Sunday, 1:30 p.m. worship. PLATTE CENTER

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Egypt’s Coptic Christians feel vulnerable amid nation’s upheaval KERDASA, Egypt (MCT) — Three times a week without fail, the sound of ancient chants reverberates from the blackened walls of the Church of the Archangel Michael. Once aglow with precious icons and flickering candlelight, the Coptic church outside Cairo now stands nearly bare, looted and burned by an angry mob more than four months ago. In this holiday season, many Copts, adherents of one of the oldest Christian sects, see Egypt’s turbulent times as a test of their faith. Although the country as a whole has been roiled by violent political upheaval, its Coptic minority feels particularly imperiled, as do many fellow Christians elsewhere in the Middle East. In the region that gave rise to their religion, Christians are a dwindling minority. A long-standing Christian exodus has accelerated amid the war in Syria, an increase in sectarian violence in Iraq and gnawing hardship in the Palestinian territories. In some countries, the uprisings of the “Arab Spring” also strengthened the hand of Islamists, adding to Christians’ anxiety. Copts, who make up about 10 percent of Egypt’s population, have long suffered discrimination and oppression, not only at the hands of fellow Egyptians, but under successive governments as well. Since Egypt’s 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak, they have been buffeted by the rise — and spectacular fall — of the Muslim Brotherhood, the region’s largest and oldest Islamist movement. For the most part, Copts rejoiced when Egypt’s army deposed Islamist President Mohammed Morsi nearly six months ago. The CopPRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 6 miles south on P27 (High and Dry Road), 1 mile west, one-fourth mile south, Delores Doench, pastor. Sunday, 9:15 a.m. Sunday school; 10 a.m. fellowship time; 10:30 a.m. worship. SALEM LUTHERAN CHURCH, 602 W. Townline St., 641-7822920, Ben McIntire, pastor. Website: www.salemluth.net. Blog: www.benmcintire.wordpress.com. Sunday, 9 a.m. Sunday school and adult education; 10 a.m. worship service with Communion. Monday, 6 p.m. Finance. Tuesday, 1:30 p.m. Quilters. Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. Confirmation class; 7 p.m. choir practice; 8 p.m. Worship and Music. Thursday (1/9), 6 p.m. Council. SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH, 104 N. Oak St., Jared Miller, pastor, 515-897-7919, email jaredandkatiem@gmail. com. Saturday, 9 a.m. worship service; 11 a.m. Sabbath school. SOLID ROCK MINISTRIES, 1216 N. Cherry St. (corner of Townline and Cherry streets). Sunday, 9:45 to 10:15 a.m. Sunday school; 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. coffee and fellowship; 10:45 a.m. worship service.

tic pope, Tawadros II, appeared on national television alongside army chief Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi when he announced that Morsi had been removed from office. A scant six weeks later, when Egyptian security forces cracked down hard on protesting Morsi supporters, killing more than of 1,000 of them, the Copts bore the brunt of Islamists’ vengeance. Across the country, furious supporters of Morsi set fire to churches and looted and burned Coptic-owned homes and businesses. Police did little to intervene. In Kerdasa, a ramshackle market town that lies a few miles from the Great Pyramids, the church had long coexisted with its Muslim neighbors. But on Aug. 14, a crowd of about 2,000 descended on the Archangel Michael compound, setting fires, toppling rooftop crosses, tearing out electrical wiring and daubing Islamist slogans on the church walls. Nearly everything of value was stolen, down to the plumbing fixtures. Four people were injured, but none killed. “We were lucky to escape with our lives,” said Reda Gaballah Girgis, the church’s caretaker for more than two decades. “We felt that anything at all could happen.” It is a source of considerable bitterness to Copts that the interim government has done nothing to help rebuild their vandalized houses of worship. At Archangel Michael, like most of the targeted churches, the only cleanup has been done by parishioners. They have swept up broken glass, hauled out debris, covered doorways with plastic sheeting and painted over scrawled obscenities. ST. JOHN’S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, 601 S. Maple St., Dan Moore, pastor. Sunday, 9 a.m. worship service and Sunday School. TRINITY EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH (LCMS), 800 N. Sumner Ave., the Rev. Jonathan C. Watt, pastor, 641782-5095, www.TrinityCreston. org. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Divine Service; 11 a.m. Sunday school and Bible classes. Monday, 12:30 p.m. preschool. Tuesday, 6:30 a.m. Early Risers Bible study in fellowship hall; 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. preschool. Wednesday, 12:30 p.m. preschool; 6 p.m. confrimation classes. Thursday (1/9), 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. preschool. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST (Congregational), 501 W. Montgomery St., the Rev. Jim Woodworth, interim pastor. Today, 5 p.m. SIRF. Friday, 7 p.m. AA meeting. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Sunday school; 10:45 a.m. worship, “Close to the Heart of God,” “Downing of the Browns.” Monday, 7:30 p.m. AA meeting. Tuesday, 9 a.m. to noon Pastor Jim’s office hours.

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UNITED CHURCH OF DIAGONAL, Ed Shields, pastor, office 641-344-0652, www.diagonalchurch.com. Sunday, 9 a.m. Sunday school; 10 a.m. church.

Ellston

UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Robin Thomas, pastor. Website: www.ellstonumc.org. Sunday, 9 a.m. worship; 10 a.m. Sunday school.

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CORNERSTONE FELLOWSHIP EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH, 2158 Highway 92, Jeff Banks, pastor, office 641-743-0221. Website: www.welcometocornerstone.org. Today, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Men’s Fraternity: “The Quest for Authentic Manhood.” Friday, 11 a.m. J.O.Y. (Just Older Youth). Sunday, 7 a.m. MP3: Men’s Praise, Prayer and Pancakes; 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. worship service; 10:45 a.m. Connection Sunday; 11:45 a.m. congregational meeting; 5 p.m. Elder-led corporate prayer time. Wednesday, 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. CYC (Cornerstone Youth Choir); 6:20 to 8 p.m. AWANA. ST. JOHN’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 213 N. E. Elm St., Kenneth Gross, pastor. Website: www.stjohngreenfield.parishesonline.com. Saturday, 4:30 to 5 p.m. Reconciliation; 5:15 p.m. Mass. Sunday, 8:15 a.m. Mass. Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. Mass; 6:30 p.m. Faith Formation (preKeighth grades). UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 108 S.W. 5th St. Sunday, 9 a.m. worship service; 10 a.m. coffee and fellowship; 10:30 a.m. Sunday school. Tuesday, 3:30 to 6 p.m. food bank and children’s clothes closet open; 6:30 p.m. worship service. Thursday, 12:30 p.m. worship service.

Lacelle

UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Dwayne Henrichs, pastor. Sunday, 10 a.m. children’s Sunday school; 11 a.m. worship service.

Lenox

CHRISTIAN CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST), 107 W. Temple St., Brian Kleinschrodt, pastor. Sunday, 9 a.m. Sunday school; 10 a.m. worship. CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS, 702 W. Ohio St. Stanley Price, branch president. Sunday, 10 a.m. sacrament meeting; 11:15 a.m. Sunday school; 12:10 p.m. relief society, priesthood, young women and young men; 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. primary. For local information, contact Clinton Allen, (641) 3224494. COUNTRY ROADS BAPTIST CHURCH, at 202 E. Temple (old lumber yard), Mitch Green, pastor. Website: countryroadslenox. com. Sunday, 10 a.m. worship. Wednesday, 6 p.m. meal and study. MERCER CENTER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 4 miles north, 4 miles west of Lenox, Franklin Rogers, pastor. Sunday, 8:30 a.m. worship service. SALEM CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN, 4 miles north, 1 mile west of Lenox. ST. PATRICK’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 600 W. Michigan St., Lazarus Kirigia, pastor. Sunday, 8:30 a.m. Mass with religious education classes afterward. Wednesday, 7 p.m. CYO. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 103 W. Michigan St., Shurmaine McAlpine, pastor. Sunday, 9:15 a.m. adult Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. worship service and Sunday school for children. UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 401 W. Michigan St., Tim Maxa, pastor, 641-333-4214. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. worship ser-

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vice. First and third Sunday, youth fellowship. Wednesday, Evening Bible study.

Lorimor

CHURCH OF GOD, Ben Turner, pastor. Sunday, 9:45 a.m. Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. worship service. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, Lorimor, George Henriksen, pastor. Sunday, 9 a.m. Sunday school; 10 a.m. worship service. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Joel Sutton, pastor. Sunday, 11 a.m. worship.

Macksburg

HEBRON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Ben Carter-Allen, pastor. Sunday, 10 a.m. Sunday school; 11 a.m. worship service. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Ben Carter-Allen, pastor. Sunday, 9 a.m. worship service with supervised nursery during church; 10 a.m. Sunday school. Third Thursday, United Methodist Women.

Murray

BAPTIST CHURCH, Alex Bauman, pastor. Sunday, 9:45 a.m. Sunday school; 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. worship services. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Midweek Bible study and prayer meeting. Third Thursday of the month, 7 to 9 p.m. Missionary meeting. CHURCH OF CHRIST, 430 Third St., Brian McCracken, pastor. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. worship services; 7 p.m. Bible Study. Wednesday, 3:30 p.m. JAM for elementary ages; 7 p.m. junior and senior high youth groups. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Sandy Smith and Brandon Campbell, pastors. Sunday, 10 a.m. Sunday school; 11 a.m. worship.

Orient

P L Y M O U T H CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, 311 W. First St., Phil Price, minister. Sunday, 8:30 a.m. brunch; 9 a.m. worship services; 10 a.m. Take down Christmas decorations, soup dinner after. Wednesday, 3:15 p.m. J.A.M. (Wednesday school), Methodist Church. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 124 S. Maple St., Cathy Nutting, pastor. Sunday, 9 a.m. worship service.

Prescott

PRESCOTT UNITED CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST), 401 6th Ave., the Rev. Steven Wainwright. Sunday, 9 a.m. Sunday school; 10 a.m. worship.

Shannon City

SHANNON CITY COMMUNITY CHURCH, Lila Dell Greene, pastor. Sunday, 9 a.m. church service; 10 a.m. Sunday school.

Sharpsburg

UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Shurmaine McAlpine, pastor. Sunday, 8:30 a.m. worship. UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, Tim Maxa, pastor. Sunday, 9 a.m. worship service; 10 a.m. Sunday school.

Stringtown

STRINGTOWN COMMUNITY CHURCH, junction of Highway 34 and Sycamore Ave., the Rev. Richard Queener, pastor. Sunday, 9:45 a.m. worship service. Wednesday, 1 to 4 p.m. Help Center open.

Thayer

PLEASANT VALLEY CHRISTIAN CHURCH, Dwayne Henrichs, pastor. Sunday, 9 a.m. worship service; 10 a.m. Sunday school.

Tingley

CHRISTIAN CHURCH Sunday, 10 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m. worship service. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Robin Thomas, pastor. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. worship.

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Don’t write on the back, Jack! Dear Heloise: Please remind people when sending greeting cards NOT TO WRITE ON THE BACK of the front panel. You can then remove the backs and mail the card fronts to St. Jude’s Ranch for Children, 100 St. Jude’s St., Boulder City, NV 89005. — Bettie S. in Texas Thanks for the reminder for my readers not to write on the front panel, and to save cards (just the fronts, please) for such a good cause! St. Jude’s Ranch for Children is a wonderful organization that I have written about often. For more than 30 years, it has taken care of abused, abandoned and neglected children. The old, donated card fronts are glued to pre-folded stock paper and signed by the child who made it. The recycled cards are available for purchase at the online store at www.stjudesranch.org. The card project helps the kids earn some spending money and teaches them good work skills. Visit the website or call 877977-7572. Save your cards for St. Jude’s, and maybe send a dollar or two with the card fronts. — Heloise HANDY ADDRESS Dear Heloise: Sometimes I can’t even read my own handwriting. So I have developed a habit of carrying name and

Hints from Heloise address labels with me (in my purse). I use them for gifts, weddings, funerals, forms at the doctor’s office, etc. It saves writing the same information, and it helps other people who might not be able to read my handwriting. — Judy in Milwaukee HELOISE’S TEXAS CAVIAR Dear Heloise: Could you please reprint your recipe for Heloise’s Texas Caviar? I loved it but have misplaced my copy. — A Reader in Texas Happy to — it’s one of my favorites! For this yummy appetizer, you will need: 1 large jar of picante sauce (your choice, mild or hot) 2 cans (16 ounces each) black-eyed peas, drained 1 can (16 ounces) white hominy, drained 1 cup diced green bell pepper 1 cup chopped onion 1 cup chopped fresh tomato 1/2 cup finely chopped cilantro 1/4 cup seeded and chopped

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Horoscope Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) As this year begins, remember that your good fortune in 2014 relates to real estate, your home and your family. Enjoy warm feelings of mutual generosity and happiness at home. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your sense of optimism will be the key to your success in 2014. If you believe it, it will happen. (Never underestimate the power of the mind.) GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Look for ways to boost your income or get a better job, because it’s possible this year. For one reason or another, your assets will increase in 2014. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Jupiter continues in your sign this year, bringing you all kinds of good fortune. Alphabetize your blessings. It isn’t always this easy. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Continue to explore spiritual disciplines and inner paths that will strengthen you in your everyday life. How you feel inside is how your life manifests outside. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Enjoy your popularity this year! Everyone wants to see your face. Talk to friends about your hopes and dreams for the future, because their encouragement will help you. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Your reputation is stellar this year. Everyone, especially people in authority, thinks you look great. Make the most of 2014 and demand the advantage. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Grab every opportunity to travel and explore chances for further training and education this year, because you can do it. It’s your turn to push the sides of the envelope and expand your horizons. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) You can benefit from the wealth and resources of others in 2014. It’s a good time to ask for a loan or mortgage. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) All partnerships and close friendships will be enriching experiences for you this year, because Jupiter is opposite your sign. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Continue to look for ways to get a better job, improve your job or get a promotion,

because you can do that in 2014. Likewise, you can improve your health. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Plan a vacation this year, because it’s in the cards for you. Romance, love affairs and a chance to enjoy sports and playful times with children are tops on your menu. It’s time to buy new dancing shoes! YOU BORN TODAY At heart, you are service-oriented, which is why you look for ways to help or give back to the world.

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Bulldogs roll DES MOINES — The Drake Bulldogs routed Evansville 94-66 Wednesday at the Knapp Center to open Missouri Valley Conference play, giving Drake 10 wins against three losses. You have to go back to Drake’s benchmark season of 2007-08 to find a Bulldogs team with more success in its first 13 games. That team, which landed a five seed in the NCAA Tournament and was ranked as high as 14th nationally, was 12-1 through 13 games and finished 28-5 under Keno Davis. The current Bulldogs are headed by first-year coach Ray Giacoletti. Wednesday, the Bulldogs led the whole way after jumping to a 16-2 lead. Boston College transfer Jordan Daniels had a career-high 28 points for the Bulldogs. The nation’s eighthleading scorer, D.J. Balentine, led the Purple Aces with 20 points, three less than his season average.

UNI sails CEDAR FALLS — The University of Northern Iowa men’s basketball team led Bradley 14-0 before letting the Braves back into the game. That’s about the only negative you can nitpick from UNI’s 80-46 blowout victory Wednesday night at the McLeod Center. it is UNI’s largestever margin of victory in a Missouri Valley Conference game. The Panthers (7-6, 1-0 MVC) will hope to at least bottle some of it to take on the road for Sunday’s game at No. 8 Wichita State. In Wednesday’s Missouri Valley Conference opener, UNI got hot early, dictated the pace in transition and hassled a Bradley (5-9, 0-1) team searching for answers after a seventh-straight loss. “I think we were just ready to go. We were coming off a pretty good non-conference season, but I don’t think we were too happy with our record. I don’t think it shows how good of a team we are,” said Matt Bohannon. “But it’s a new year, a new conference season and we did a good job of coming out strong.”

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Wrestling documentary shown here Sunday Free screening, DVD sales at Strand Theatre By LARRY PETERSON

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Creston kicks off a sixstop tour of Iowa for wrestling filmmaker Tim Jackson Sunday afternoon. “Wrestling With Iowa,” a documentary film project that follows the quest of Jake Marlin of Creston/OM and Brandon Sorensen of Denver-Tripoli in becoming the state’s 22nd and 23rd four-time champions, will be shown at 4:30 p.m. at Strand Theatre, 309 West Adams St. The event is sponsored by KSIB radio. Jackson, who completed the project as his thesis as a graduate student in film at Ohio University (see related story), said admission is free with KSIB covering the $400 theater’s rental fee for the 81-minute film.

The project Director/photographer Tim Jackson logged 18,000 road miles, 65 hours of footage, interviews with all of the 21 previous four-time state wresting champions, numerous afternoons in wrestling rooms, evening and weekends at matches and tournaments; and two years of work to make an 81-minute documentary about two high school champions and their journey to join the list of Iowa’s four-time state wrestling champions.

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are freshman members of the wrestling team. “I did a screening for the boys in Iowa City three weeks ago,” Jackson said. “We watched it in the wrestling video room. They enjoyed it. I stuck around and watched a few minutes of wrestling practice. They were both working hard.” Jackson said Marlin and Sorensen “don’t get many days off” from wrestling

An original, feature length documentary, “Wrestling With Iowa” looks at the lives of two young men (Jake Marlin of Creston and Brandon Sorensen of Denver-Tripoli) as they work through their senior year of high school and fight their way back to the 2013 Iowa High School State Wrestling Tournament for their one-and-only chance to join the elite four-time champions list.   The film visits with former champions to discover what it takes to maintain the focus to be

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150 tickets Chad Rieck, KSIB general manager, said approximately 150 tickets are available for the general pub- Rieck lic in the theater’s 270-seat auditorium. The first priority, Rieck said, was providing access to Creston/O-M wrestlers and their families. “We worked with coach Frain and the team and determined their needs first,” Rieck said. “We’re left with about 150 tickets, and those can be picked up at the ra-

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Ohio filmmaker Tim Jackson captures video during a Creston/O-M wrestling meet during the 2012-13 season. Jackson’s documentary film “Wrestling with Iowa” will be screened at the Strand Theatre in Creston on Sunday.

dio station on a first come, first served basis.” Business hours at KSIB are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. “It’s a great project. We wanted to see the venue packed,” Rieck said. “The wrestling community is big here, and we’re happy to help out in providing (free) access.” The tour of film screenings moves on to Forest City Monday and four other cities by Jan. 10. Attempts to line up arrangements with

theaters in Iowa City and Cedar Rapids were unsuccessful, Jackson said. The “home screening” for Denver-Tripoli fans of Sorensen will be Wednesday in Waverly. Actually, there have been two other viewings. Jackson’s presentation of his thesis project for the Ohio University film school was held Dec. 3 in Athens, Ohio. He also showed the film privately to Marlin and Sorensen on the University of Iowa campus, where both

LSU 21, Iowa 14: When Iowa started mattering again By MARC MOREHOUSE The Gazette

TAMPA, Fla. — Perhaps we were reading the situation with a blur of sentimentality. Iowa does the “Swarm” thing at the end of every game. Senior linebacker James Morris often gathers it together. After the Hawkeyes’ 2114 loss to No. 14 Louisiana State in Wednesday’s Outback Bowl, Morris took the high ground and held everyone up to wait for the stragglers. There were stragglers. The game, played before an announced crowd of 51,296 at Raymond James Stadium, ended with Iowa throwing the ball around the field, do-

ing the deadman’s desperation lateral. Iowa (8-5) was called for a penalty while trying to substitute, so the play already was dead. Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz worked referee Greg Burks, but Iowa’s fate was sealed. LSU (103) danced on the Outback logo, and Iowa saddled up the Swarm. “Because it was our last game as the 2013-2014 Hawkeyes, I just wanted to make sure we had everybody in the Swarm, because sometimes there are stragglers,” said Morris, who became just the sixth player in Iowa history to record 400 career tackles. “I was in position where I could see guys coming in.

“It wasn’t a ‘Braveheart’ speech or anything like that.” This wasn’t some big, dramatic moment. The Hawkeyes weren’t that kind of team this season. This was a team that tried to do everything it could right. Coming off 4-8, that’s all it could do. That was its immediate goal and something so ingrained that there it was after a numbing defeat, trying to get the Swarm together. Coach Kirk Ferentz’s voice cracked a few times during the postgame. Through a coach’s eye, this probably was a team that was easy to love. “To be around this football team . . . it’s been a really great group of guys

to work with,” Ferentz said. “The guys have played h a r d , competed hard with Ferentz e v e r y step.” That said, whatever it was that guided Iowa to a 5-3 record in the Big Ten and a total turnaround from 4-8, LSU smothered. LSU running back Jeremy Hill won the game’s MVP honors with 216 yards and two TDs on 28 carries. The 6-2, 235-pounder burst through the right side of Iowa’s defense for 42 yards on the game’s first play.

LSU opened the game with 12 straight rushing plays and took a 7-0 lead on quarterback Anthony Jennings’ 2-yard sneak. Hill had back-to-back runs of 28 and 20 before breaking tackles on a 38yard TD run to give LSU a 21-7 lead with 2:02 left in the game. “We probably would’ve gone with 13 or 14 straight running plays, but I think we scored at 12,” LSU coach Les Miles said. “I think we realized there were some advantages right there and we didn’t want to go away from them.” Jennings replaced Zach Mettenberger after Mettenberger suffered a torn ACL in the Tigers’ season finale. The passing game was a struggle for him. He was offtarget on a few open receivers and finished 7 of 19 for 82 yards. Hill and LSU’s O-line was enough. Iowa went into the Outback having allowed just three 100-yard rushers all season. Hill’s 216 is the first 200-yard rushing performance allowed by Iowa’s defense since Michigan State’s Tico Duckett went for 248 in 2000. There was one play where Hill got under defensive tackle Carl Davis’ pads and pushed him back a few yards. That was LSU’s running back getting push on a 315-pound defensive tackle. “I didn’t feel like we were getting knocked off the ball,” Davis said. “I didn’t feel like we were getting to the seams we needed to. I felt like we played run fits, we just had to get off blocks better.” The Tigers pinned Iowa’s offense, as in a professional wrestling pin. It held the

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Smith to Bucs TAMPA BAY, Fla. — Former Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith is set to take on the challenge of rebuilding the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Two people familiar with Smith’s plans said Wednesday night that the coach has reached an agreement to fill the opening created by the firing of Greg Schiano following a 4-12 finish. One of the sources also said that former Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier will be the Bucs’ defensive coordinator. The 55-year-old Smith will replace Schiano, fired Monday after going 11-21 in two seasons in Tampa Bay. Frazier also was fired Monday.

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Hawkeyes to the mat — Iowa’s 233 yards total offense was a season low, yes, fewer yards than against Michigan State — for the three full seconds — it was the second fewest passing yards (157) — for the pin. The Hawkeyes converted just one third down while falling behind 14-0 in the first half. Iowa’s two TD drives were three plays for 1 yards (a 2-yard run by Mark Weisman) and two plays for 4 yards (a 4-yard TD pass from C.J. Beathard to wide receiver Kevonte MartinManley). LSU dominated the line of scrimmage. Iowa couldn’t buck the Tigers off (you know, like in professional wrestling). “They played us a little bit differently than maybe we had seen,” Ferentz said. “We adjusted a little bit,

but they’re a tough defensive ballclub. They’ve got a lot of good players and they played well.” Quarterback Jake Rudock had the sprained left knee that he injured in the season finale at Nebraska flare up. Beathard replaced him in the fourth quarter. There simply was no one scheme, spark or rhythm that Iowa’s offense could find to combat LSU. It took strong safety John Lowdermilk’s 71-yard interception return — Iowa retained possession even though he dropped the ball before crossing the goal line for an apparent TD — and Jordan Cotton’s 96-yard kick return to set up both Iowa’s TDs. Iowa didn’t break. It was an acorn in the Tigers’ palm. LSU couldn’t break it. Not even at the end. LSU won and celebrated. Iowa knew it and swarmed up. In the end, this team knew

what it was. The seniors hoped it help steer it off the rocky shore that was 2012. Iowa made the incremental improvement. It made it to Florida. It threw punches, but got pinned by a more talented team in the bowl game. “Our record speaks for itself,” Morris said. “We’re 8-5. We’re not the best team in the history of Iowa football, but we’re better than 4-8. We’re 8-5 and every time we went out there, we tried to do our best. “It didn’t always happen for us, but we played hard just tried to honor the fans, the coaches and each other.” ——— ©2014 The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) Visit The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) at thegazette. com Distributed by MCT Information Services

REAP Congress DES MOINES — The 2014 session of the Resource Enhancement and Protection (REAP) Congress will meet at 8:30 a.m. Saturday in the House of Representatives chamber at the Iowa State Capitol. The REAP Congress is made up of 90 delegates elected at the 18 regional REAP assemblies held across Iowa last fall. Delegates at the one-day congress will discuss REAP funding, if the current REAP allocation formula should be retained, funding Iowa’s natural resources and outdoor recreation trust fund. The recommendations of the Congress are developed and may be voted on. The recommendations are submitted to the Governor, General Assembly and or

the Natural Resource Commission for further consideration. In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of REAP, the delegates will be watching the first showing of a video detailing how the idea of REAP became a law as told by those who were there. Resource Enhancement and Protection is a state program that invests in the enhancement and protection of the state’s natural and cultural resources. Governor Branstad signed REAP into law on May 27, 1989.

Licenses expire All 2013 Iowa hunting and fishing licenses expire on Jan. 10, 2014. All hunters and anglers will need a 2014 license to hunt or fish beginning Jan. 11.

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AMES — A public visitation will be held today in Hilton Coliseum to honor the legacy of Johnny Orr, Iowa State’s all-time winningest men’s basketball coach who passed away on Tuesday. All family, friends and fans are welcome to attend. The visitation will take place on the outer east concourse of Hilton Coliseum in front of “Johnny’s” gathering area. Doors will be open from 1-8 p.m., with the Orr family present from 4-8 p.m. All parking lots will be open to the public except the ramp and B2 for ADA patrons. All doors except the east doors to Hilton ColContributed photo by MATT PFIFFNER iseum will be open. ADA Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz arrives at Raymond James Stadium along with other staff patrons may enter on the members prior to Wednesday’s Outback Bowl. lower west entrance.

Adams Funeral Home in Ames is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. For further questions, call 515-232-5121.

Youth tourney Entry fee is $15 for the Express Club’s youth wrestling tournament Saturday at Creston High School. Registrations are accepted at the door. Divisions will be held for pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. Awards will be presented in four-man round robin brackets. For more information contact Kim Frain at 641202-0065 or Dennis Leith at 641-340-5500. Weigh-in and wrestling times (approximate): Pre-K/kindergarten — Weigh-in 7-8 a.m.; wrestling

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team workouts, even though both are redshirting, and Marlin will not be in Creston Sunday for the screening.

DVD sales In addition to showing the film, Jackson will have approximately 200 DVD copies of the film for sale for $20 each. So, even if there is an overflow crowd interested in watching the film, DVDs can either be purchased Sunday at Strand Theatre or online at http://www.kickstarter. com by searching “wrestling.” DVDs are available on that site for a $25 contribution. Jackson also has a website for the project at www.wrestlingwithiowa.com. A trailer clip of the film is available for viewing on the kickstarter site, which includes Creston/O-M coach Darrell Frain addressing his team and a “tunnel” of youth wrestlers for the Panthers to run through while entering a home meet.

Two-year project The tour of screenings is the culmination of two years of work by Jackson, which started with conver-

sations with the families of Sorensen and Marlin before the two prep standouts won their third titles at the 2012 state tour- Marlin nament. “I approached both families at the 2012 state championships to set the ball in motion, explaining what I envisioned,” Jackson said. “They were super supportive.” Jackson, a former editorial and sports photographer before enrolling in film school, said the unique nature of wrestling in Iowa and scarcity of four-time champions made for a good story. “There have only been 23 of them in 88 years of wrestling,” Jackson said. “So, it’s a special event and I was happy to tell the story.” Along the way, Jackson interviewed all of the previous four-time champs, starting with Bob Steenlage of Britt, who captured his first crown in 1959. “They have some common denominators,” Jackson said. “The confidence,

determination and work ethic. They all described the sacrifices they made. The running at 6 a.m. in January. The training at home, in addition to practice. There are no shortcuts in that kind of achievement.” Jackson wrote a story plan in advance of filming in his attempt to follow the paths of two young men trying to become four-time champions. But, he said any documentary filmmaker encounters surprises along the way.

Surprises “I was struck by some of the serendipity of things happening when I just happened to be there,” Jackson said. “When Brandon committed to Iowa, I was in the house that night. Then (Iowa) coach Tom Brands shows up the next morning, when I happened to be in Denver.” Jackson was in Creston the day after Thanksgiving in 2012, at practice as coach Frain received a chilling phone call from his wife, Kim. Team member Dalton Hribal had been killed in an auto accident earlier that morning. Coach Frain hurried to gather his team,

which had started to scatter after the conclusion of practice. “I was there when he told the team about Dalton,” Jackson said. “When you’re doing a documentary, you write the story the way you think it’s going to happen, as a guide to shooting. Then when you’re out in the field, stuff happens. Life happens.” Jackson said despite the enormity of the task in filming 65 hours of video and editing it down to 81 minutes, he enjoyed the process of getting to know Iowa’s latest four-time champs, along with their teammates and families. “I was a fly on the wall for things like Jake’s conversations at home with his parents,” Jackson said. “I was following him at school one day when he sat down with a counselor. Those interactions are priceless in providing insight into who Jake is as a person. I was fortunate that both boys accepted that I would be there, and lived their lives. There wasn’t a lot of acting.” There is also a Facebook page for fans to follow at facebook.com/WrestlingWithIowa.

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the best and how the lessons learned carried into their adult lives. Follow the story as each wrestler finds their individual path to success at the highest level of high school competition.

Theater tour In the first full week of January, wrestling fans will be able to see “Wrestling With Iowa” on the big screen during a six-stop tour of Iowa. Starting in Creston on Sunday, the film will have

screenings at Forest City, Osage, Waverly, Nevada, and Oskaloosa. “Thanks to generous support from the independent theaters, sponsors and support through a Kickstarter campaign, the shows will be free to all wrestlers and wrestling fans.” Jackson said. Due to limited seating in select theaters, tickets will be required for the Creston and Nevada shows. Firstcome seating is planned for the rest of the theaters. Schedule • Jan. 5 Strand Theater

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Adams County Fair Board directors accepts a Blue Ribbon Fair award. Pictured, from left, are Joe Yedlik, 2013 Association of Iowa Fairs (AIF) board president; John Straight, AIF District Director; Amy Shipley, Adams County Youth and 4-H/FFA Fair Association secretary; Kathy Bozwell, past secretary for 23 years; Gary Goldsmith, Adams County Youth and 4-H/FFA Fair Association president; Chris Nelson, Adams County Extension director; and Jim Mohr, Southwest Iowa AIF District Director.

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807 N. Spruce • Creston 1 story 3 bedroom home with 1380 sq. ft. on main floor + full basement with 690 sq. ft. finished. Newer furnace, 1 3/4 baths, single attached garage.

Price $129,500

1002 N. Poplar • Creston 1 story 3 bedroom home with full basement, newer roof, newer central air, could have family room, and rec room in basement, fenced in backyard, attached single garage.

Price $79,000 All of the above homes have too many features to advertise so please make an appointment to view these homes to see all the great things.


Creston News Advertiser Thursday, January 2, 2014

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Miscellaneous

TOP QUALITY 4TH CUTTING Alfalfa Small Square Bales for sale. Baled dry with no rain, stored in a shed. Approximately 60-70 pounds, approx. 325 left $7 a bale, can deliver for a small fee depending on the distance. If interested call or text 641-221-0061. GRAY STORAGE CLOSET with 5 shelves, stands 5'9” ft., 2ft. Wide and 1'6” deep, $50.00; (4) 2-drawer space savers, $10.00 each; (3) plastic 3-drawer storage containers, 2 larger ones $10.00 and smaller one $5.00, 641782-6144.

INVESTING? PROMISES OF big profits often mean big risk! Before you send money call Iowa Securities Bureau 1-800-351-4665 or the Federal Trade Commission at 877-FTC-HELP for free information. Or visit their Web site at www.ftc.gov/bizop. STOP LOOKING - it’s all in the Want Ads.

For Sale

CNA’s

641-782-2414 ext. 239

“Our Care Brightens Lives”

Afton Care Center 508 W. Pearl • Afton 641-347-8416 EOE

Iowa Focus

is seeking trustworthy, honest individuals for casual employment as

Part time Direct SuPPort ProviDerS in Creston.

Job Duties include assisting disabled individuals in their home and community. Experience working with people with disabilities preferred, HS Diploma/GED and drivers license is required. Starting wage is $9.00, training included. Includes nights and every other weekend.

Interested applicants may apply in person at

Advertise your auction in the CNA Classifieds and we will include it in our “Auction Calendar.”

Hush Program

FREE DEER MEAT Thursday’s ONLY 4pm - 6 pm Starting January 2nd First Presbyterian Church 702 W. Prairie • Creston

Creston Nursing & Rehab Center is looking for a

Full-time Nurse

A Better Life for Patients. A Better Career for You!

APPLY TODAY at www.ultimatenursing.com 1-800-333-5185

Creston Nursing & Rehab Center is looking for a

Part-time

Housekeeper/ Laundry Aide If you are interested in making a difference in the lives of our residents please contact:

1001 Cottonwood, Creston, IA

641-782-8511

AA/EOE

PLANT MANAGER Dalton Ag Products, a first-class, fast growing manufacturing company in Northeast Taylor County is seeking an experienced Plant Manager. Our company is highly regarded in both the industry and community. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management or Engineering and at least 5 years of experience managing complex manufacturing operations. In addition, excellent leadership, communication and organization skills are required. We offer a competitive salary, benefits package, relocation, and opportunities for growth. For immediate consideration, send a current resume and salary requirements to: sgroves@daltonag.com. Put “Plant Manager” in the subject line of the email.

641-782-8511AA/EOE EOE

Direct Care Positions

Two Part Time Evening Shifts • Flexible Evening Hours • 20-28 hours per week • $8.80/hour

Substitutes – Variety of Flexible shifts • Can work into part or full time or remain as subs Our employees provide daily living support and training to individuals with disabilities in a residential setting. No experience necessary. Comprehensive on the job and classroom training is provided. We offer flexible schedule – great for students!, casual dress code, generous paid time off for full and part time employees, full time benefits with lots of options. If you want to work in a fun and casual environment where you can make a difference in the lives of others every day, please contact us. Midwest Opportunities, Inc. 605 Grand Avenue Creston, IA 50801 641-782-5728 tami.snider@midwestopportunities.org For more information about our program, visit our web site at midwestopportunities.org.

QHC Winterset North, LLC is looking for a...

LPN/RN

FT/PT 10pm-6am

CNA FT/PT

Contact Emily Kennedy

QHC WINTERSET NORTH, LLC 411 E. Lane St., Winterset, IA 50273 515-462-1571

Mandatory Drug Screen Prior to Hire/EOE

NURSE CONSULTANT Southwest Iowa

Tuesday, JaN. 7Th

Interviews being conducted from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Michael Foods, Inc. in Lenox, Iowa, has immediate opportunities for employment on 1st, 2nd & 3rd shifts Michael Foods is a diversified food processor and distributor with businesses in egg products, refrigerated grocery products and refrigerated potato products. Previous experience in food manufacturing is not required.

We will train people with a solid work history! For further information contact Human Resources at (641) 333-4700 or come to the plant (1009 S. Brooks St.) to apply Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Announcing e recent plant wid pay rate increases! Attn: Human Resources 1009 South Brooks St. • Lenox, IA 50851 Fax (641) 333-4800 • Phone (641) 333-4700 EOE/AAP

515-462-4040

EOE/Pre-employment drug screen required.

NOTICE

Join our Team at POI –

Providing services for children and adults with disabilities! Pursuit of Independence (formally Taylor Ridge Estates) has a Chief Financial Officer position open and will be taking applications until the position is filled. This is a Senior financial management role responsible for business planning, preparation of financial reports, accounting and budgeting, and internal control, financial policies, guidelines and cash and credit management. For more information on requirements and responsibilities please contact Betty Marxen, Executive Director, at 124 N Main St., Suite C, Lenox, IA, 50851, or call 641-344-9233 and ask for Betty. Applications on line at www.pursuitofindependence.org Believe ~ Achieve ~ Succeed

Pursuit of Independence formerly Taylor Ridge Estates 124 N. Main St., Suite C; Lenox, IA 50851 Ph. (641) 333-2221 Fax (641) 333-2732 Cell: 641-344-9233

PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR

Ferrara Candy Company, a leading confectionary manufacturer, has an immediate opening for a First Line Production Supervisor in Creston, Iowa. You will manage the production operations of our 2nd shift with direct accountability for employees involved in processing or packaging areas. Must have min of 3-5 years previous supervisory experience; one year working knowledge of manufacturing operations; prior experience in lean mfg preferred; BA/BS in related field or a combination of educ and exp. Excellent wage and benefit package. Qualified applicants can find more information and apply online at: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=7557441

Care Initiatives has a Nurse Consultant opportunity in our Southwest Iowa Division. Duties include auditing and monitoring of systems, developing educational programs, consulting with Administrators and nursing personnel on quality resident care, and serving as trainer/ mentor/resource in all areas of LTC nursing.

Dial-AService

Position includes travel to Care Initiatives facilities in Southwest Iowa with company vehicle, cell phone, and laptop provided. Visit our website for full description and qualifications. Apply online or email resume for consideration. Kelly Banning

(515) 224-0960 Fax

homE SERvICES DIRECToRY

kbanning@careinitiatives.org www.careinitiatives.org

Not For Profit • AA/EOE

FOR SALE 619 N. Mulberry • Creston

JOB FAIR

715 South Second Avenue, Winterset, IA 50273

will be undergoing renovations of its telecommunications and flooring. Therefore our office will be closed January 6 through January 19, 2014. The office will reopen Monday, January 20, 2014, at 9 a.m. Thank you.

Lori Harvey, Administration

Creston Nursing & Rehab Center

Contact Sandy Smith

QHC WINTERSET SOUTH, LLC

1001 Cottonwood, Creston, IA

for a seven county E911 consortium. The purpose of this position is to maintain and update computer data and the Master Street Addressing Guide (MSAG) database for use by 911 communications centers and emergency response agencies. Other responsibilities will include maintaining materials and filing systems, managing and assisting with the preparation of budgets and accounts and act as the primary contact for the SCI group. Four-year degree in related field is required. A working knowledge of computer and Microsoft programs a must. This position may have a starting date in March. Please send cover letter and resume to:

...by January 22, 2014.

64 Hrs./Pay Period • Benefits Available

If you are interested in making a difference in the lives of our residents please contact:

Creston Nursing & Rehab Center

DATABASE ADMINISTRATOR

EOE

FT LPN/RN

10pm-6am Weekdays 6pm-6am Every Other Weekend

Mullin, Mullin & Harvey Law Office

Come join our team of caring, committed caregivers!

SCI Regional E911 P. O. Box 14 Bedford, IA 50833

is looking for a...

WITH SIgN oN BoNuS

Jessica Seitz, RN Director of Nursing Services

• WANTED •

Iowa Focus, 105 W. Adams, Ste A, Creston, Iowa

Creston News Advertiser ClAssifieds 641-782-2141 ext. 239

Sat. Jan. 11- 10:00AM Creston, IA. Real Estate Public Auction for Creston Community Schools. Auctioneers: Darwin West, Tom Frey, Todd Crill, Brandon Frey.

We offer case-specific training, excellent wages, and flexible hours.

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Ultimate Nursing Services is seeking a PT/PRN to provide in-home healthcare in the Creston, IA area.

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Find the right people for the job, right here.

Accountant

Siding & Windows

Ruth R. Long, CPA-CFP. Complete accounting, financial planning, consulting, electronic filing and tax services for business or individuals. Reasonable fees. 620 1/2 New York Ave. 641-782-7CPA (7272)

GAULE EXTERIoRS Steel and vinyl siding, replacement windows and seamless guttering. Quality craftsmanship, over a decade of professional service in Southwest Iowa. 641-782-0905.

Backhoe & Bulldozer

105,000

$

Move right in!

One Story Home • 3 BR 1 3/4 Bath New Roof 2008 • Geothermal Heating & Cooling 3-Season Sunroom • 2-Car Attached Garage Appliances & Utility Shed Included

404 N. Poplar • Creston

84,500

$

Everything on One Level

One Story Home • 3 BR 1 Bath • Central Air Sunroom with Deck • Main Floor Laundry Fenced Yard • 2-Car Garage Small Basement for Utilities Crest Crest Plaza/701 Plaza/701 W. Townline, Townline, Creston Creston Crest Plaza • 701 W. W. Townline • Creston Office Office 641-782-7197 641-782-7197•Broker: Broker: Stew Stew Stewart Stewart Office: 641-782-7197 Broker: Stew Stewart

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Gay Lynn Owens, Agent 641-782-0077

KINKADE INDUSTRIES INC. Complete backhoe service with extra reach bucket. Sanitary systems, basements, crawl spaces, dig footings with trencher or hoe. Free estimates. Eb Knuth, 641-782-2290; 641-202-2012.

Computer Repair

wESTmAN wINDowS. Replacement windows tilt for easy cleaning and rebates bays, bows, sliders, etc. Any custom size and shape, 30+ years in Creston. I sell, service and install, for no-pressure estimate call Charlie westman 641-782-4590 or 641-344-5523.

SPRoUSE ComPUTER SoLUTIoNS. 120 N. main, Lenox, 641-780-5760 12 years experience. Reasonable & Quality PC repair and tutoring.

bowmAN SIDING & wINDowS. All major brands of vinyl and steel siding, Heartland, Traco and Revere thermal replacement windows. Recipient of the Revere Premium Renovator Award. Seamless guttering and Leaf Relief Consignment Store gutter covers. 33 years of continuous reliable service in Southwest Iowa, Too GooD To bE ThREw. free estimates, 641-322-5160 114 N. maple, Creston, IA Mens, or 1-800-245-0337. Womens, Childrens Clothing & Home Decor. Tue.-Fri. 10AM-5:30PM, Sat. 9AM-2PM 515-473-1126 Storage

Glass QUALITY GLASS Co. Automotive, home, business and farm. Commercial lock service and trailer sales. hwy 34 East, in Creston 641-782-5155

Plumber SChRoEDER PLUmbING and ELECTRICAL. Central air repair/ new installations, new breaker boxes, lighting fixtures, softeners, water heaters. Specialize in manufactured and mobile homes. Free estimates, licensed, insured, 641-202-1048. Accept Visa & Mastercard.

ShARP’S SELF-SToRAGE Boats, records, inventory, furniture. You store it, lock it, take the key. Industrial Park, Creston, 641-782-6227. All StorAge, llC. various sizes to fit your storage needs, Hwy. 34 West in Creston, 515-371-7762.

Tree Service mINERS TREE SERvICE. Tree Removal, Trimming, Stump Grinding, fully insured. Free estimates. Justin miner, 712-621-4847.


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Creston News Advertiser Thursday, January 2, 2014

HOME

Top 2014 home improvement trends: Smart homes and home automation (BPT) — From smartphones to smart cars, technology is transforming virtually every aspect of our busy lives. Technologies not only make life easier while on the go, but new options are quickly simplifying life at home as well. Home automation is proving to be a top home improvement trend, making the Jetsons’ futuristic lifestyle more realistic than ever before. Some experts are predicting 2014 will be the year of the smart home, but what does that mean to the average homeowner? The term smart home refers to a house with technology and automated features for things like heating, lighting and electronic devices. Automation is becoming the new norm in three main areas of the home. 1. Energy management and environmental impact A home’s heating, cooling and electrical systems can be enhanced through home automation technologies. Boosting comfort levels, these technologies make it easier than ever to monitor energy and water usage,

helping to reduce a family’s environmental footprint as well as their energy bill. Imagine turning your lights on remotely or adjusting the heat so your home is toasty warm by the time you return from work. Home management systems like the Iris Comfort and Control Kit let you access and adjust comfort controls from your smartphone, tablet or computer. Monitor and control lights or the thermostat from anywhere with Internet access, making it easy to save energy while away. You can even add water leak detectors to plumbing spaces within the home and receive an alert if the sensor comes in contact with water, helping you to react faster to reduce property damage and water waste. 2. Streamlining the kitchen and cooking processes The kitchen is the heart of the home, so it’s no surprise that this area is getting a makeover thanks to technology enhancements. From basic motion-sensing faucets that eliminate the need for touching them with messy hands when cook-

ing to appliances that think for you, the kitchen is a key component of a smart home. For example, today’s dishwashers clean faster and more efficiently than ever, thanks to technology that assesses soil levels and adjusts cleaning intensities. Ovens now come with sensors that evenly heat dishes, eliminating the need to rotate pans or use baking stones. Refrigerators even come with options that allow you to rapidly cool or freeze foods when they need to be brought down to a lower temperature quickly

for food safety purposes. 3. Safety and security of a property Security systems have never been more interactive, and new options are surprisingly affordable for homeowners looking to take the first step toward upgrading to a smart home. The Iris Safe and Secure Kit is an inexpensive option that includes motion sensors, a keypad, and door, window and cabinet sensors. A novice DIYer can install the entire system in about an hour. How does this system help your home to think smarter

and be more secure? After installation, you will receive an email, text or call when an alarm sounds at home, allowing you to check in or alert authorities. Working parents find comfort in getting an alert when children arrive home from school or a package is delivered to the home. -You can even opt to have alerts contain video of the designated alarm event, such as a door or cabinet opening. The basic monitoring service is free, making this smart home security system fitting for virtually any budget.

FOR SALE BY OWNER

If you think you’ll save money by selling your home yourself, think again. Agent represented sellers receive an average of 27% more for their homes. That will more than compensate for commission earned by agents who will utilize powerful marketing tools like Realtor.com and agent relationships. If you’re selling yourself, you may have a lot of initial interest, mainly from people (strangers) unqualified or seeking owner financed or rentals. Agents screen buyers so you don’t have to deal with this. Put it in the hands of professionals like R Realty agents to receive the best possible price. LISTED PROPERTIES 12/16-12/30/2013 508 W. Adams • Creston • $65,000

SOLD PROPERTIES 12/16-12/30/2013 300 W. Adams • Corning • $4,000 Lot E Filmore • Afton • $4,500

Remember R Realty Realtors can show you properties listed with out-of-town agents and other agencies in our Multiple Listing Service locally. Ask Dino, Rick or Retta to show these homes to you so you’re dealing with a known and trusted agent. Preview at:

www.rrealtyofcreston.com

Retta Ripperger ® Realtor

Certified Residential Specialist

Let “R” Realty be your realty! 114 North Elm • Creston

641-782-9408 retta@realestateismy.name

Home improvement: Faux wood tile leads hot new trends in tile (BPT) — Fake and faux are far apart. Fake is meant to deceive, but faux is intended as a tribute or a toast to something great or beautiful. Faux wood tile is one of the hottest trends in home remodeling and home decorating. Paying tribute to beautiful hardwood flooring, faux wood tile is a ceramic tile that combines the rich, textured finishes and warmth of real wood with the durability, functionality and design flexibility of tile. And, it costs a fraction of what real hardwood flooring costs. “The strong trend toward faux wood tile is due to its contemporary, sophisticated look and durability,” says Kirsty Froelich, design director with The Tile Shop, the nation’s leading retailer of high quality, premium manufactured and natural stone tiles from all over the world. “That’s one of the reasons why you’re noticing it in upscale boutique hotels. The other reason is more

practical. Because it’s waterresistant, you can use faux wood in parts of the home where moisture and water make real wood impractical, such as bathrooms, kitchens and foyers.” Designers and homeowners love the abundance of available finishes in faux wood tile, from natural, earthy tones to colors that many homeowners would never dream of staining in hardwoods, like washedout whites and light grays. These lighter colors have become increasingly popular in contemporary homes with open, light-filled spaces that bring out the tile’s visual wood-grain texture. Just because faux wood tile looks like a million bucks, doesn’t mean it costs a fortune. The price per square foot is a fraction of what a homeowner would pay for real hardwood flooring, a point that has undoubtedly added to its appeal and rise in popularity. Beyond faux wood, Froelich points to other hot tile

trends, including: Commercial style: Largesize tiles, typically seen in commercial or industrial settings, are all the rage in upscale homes. Large 12-by-24-inch tiles and extra large 16-by-24-inch tiles give rooms a big, spacious look. Instead of paint or wallpaper, consider using 10-by-30-inch long wall tiles to add rich texture and color

to your living room or great room. Glass and stone mosaics: Many homeowners are mixing little mosaic tiles consisting of different shades of natural stone with glass tiles in square, round and rectangular shapes to give their kitchens and baths a distinct, high-end touch of class. Reclaimed wood tile:

Homeowners love the look and feel of reclaimed wood - like the wood from an old barn, an old wooden ship or antique furniture. But reclaimed wood can be quite expensive. Now homeowners can add that reclaimed wood style with wall tiles made of ceramic or natural stone that offer a natural, authentic weathered look. More texture: Homeowners are shifting away from shiny polished stone and moving toward more marble with a smooth or lightly textured finish. Homeowners are also mixing and matching different styles of tiles to create more contrast and a more layered, textured feel in their spaces. Floor to ceiling: Tile isn’t just for bathroom floors and kitchen backsplashes anymore. Because of the low maintenance and high durability of tile, many homeowners are wrapping the walls of their bathrooms and kitchens, from floor to ceiling, in tile. In living and dining rooms, entire walls of

tile add a warm, yet contemporary accent. Spa feel: The bathroom is still a place where a person can experience some peace and quiet in our busy, hightech lives. That’s why the trend of turning your bathroom into a European spa still continues strong with the use of natural stones and soothing glass tiles. Timeless feel: For some homeowners, especially those who own an older or historical home, vintage subway tile or arabesque tiles deliver a classic, yet contemporary look that will never go out of fashion. Simulated stone and incredible patterns: With new printing technology, homeowners can get the natural, unpredictable look of stone in ceramic tile, offering a lower cost option to obtain the high-class look of marble, slate or granite. In addition, a new wave of incredible patterns on ceramic tile is emerging for the more daring homeowner.

Three weekend-friendly DIY bathroom upgrades (BPT) — How much time do you spend in the bathroom each day? Whether it’s where you prep the kids for bed or step away for some alone time, the bathroom is one of the most frequently used rooms in the home. It’s also one of the best areas in which to invest; renovating or simply updating this space can lead to a 62 percent return on investment. Luckily, making upgrades doesn’t have to require a lot of time or money. Follow these simple DIY steps to improve your space on a pocket-friendly budget in just a weekend or less. Swap your showerhead Make bath time more enjoyable by replacing your basic builder-grade showerhead with one that’s designed with the whole family in mind. For less than the price of a day at the spa, you can transform your entire shower experience with an In2ition two-in-one shower from Delta Faucet. Featuring H2Okinetic technology, this shower ma-

nipulates the flow of water for a luxurious bathing experience that feels like you’re getting more water than a standard shower, without actually using more. The embedded hand shower, which can be used simultaneously or separately from the showerhead, makes it easy to accomplish everyday tasks, such as bathing children or washing pets. Plus, it’s easy to install. The In2ition simply threads onto your existing shower arm no behind-the-wall work required. It is perfect for busy families or home renters who want to enhance their shower experience. Pick out new paint Paint is a cost-effective way to transform your room. Pick colors that express the feeling of the space, whether you want it to seem soothing and calm or lively and welcoming. Rich grays and navy blues can serve as a nice neutral in either case when punctuated with colorful accents, like patterned shower curtains and bright soap pumps

or toned down with earthy accessories, like bamboo bath mats and beeswax candles. A quick tip: when working with lighter tones, carry your wall color onto your bathroom’s ceiling to help make the space feel larger. Also, be sure to think beyond just walls. Painting cabinets can help make an outdated bathroom look new again. Choose neutral hues, like cream or charcoal, that work with nearly any color scheme. Change your toilet According to a recent survey commissioned by Delta Faucet, the average American’s toilet is used for more than just “going.” Rather, people are spending their time on the pot checking emails, posting updates or surfing the Web. If your toilet is outdated, consider switching it out for one that’s more comfortable and efficient. Delta toilets, available at The Home Depot, are offered in round and elongated shapes and come in

chair height dimensions for a comfortable fit. Included pre-installed tank-to-bowl connections promote easy installation, making them an affordable weekend update. Most importantly, says expert craftsman Chip

Wade, host of the HGTV show, Elbow Room, and Delta spokesperson, when it comes to making bathroom improvements on a budget, consider function before form. “While decorative accents, like sconces and ce-

ramic cabinet knobs, may be beautiful, it is more important to concentrate your money on the items required to perform a task, like your faucet or toilet, by investing in materials that will withstand the wear of everyday use.”

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