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Institute of Chicago (SAIC) with the help of a merit scholarship she received from SAIC for her art and academic success. Bloyd will major in fine art with an emphasis in education.

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his Friday, Creston:Arts will present the work of six Creston High School seniors. The diverse body of work includes ceramics, paintings, drawings, apparel, digital and mixed-media art by senior independent art students Michelle Bloyd, Ashley Cardenas, Levi Eblen, Audrey Fyock, Itzayanna Rubio and Sarah Waigand. Creston High School Art Teacher Bailey Fry-Schnormeier said each independent art student was challenged over the fall semester to come up with their own projects, map out their plan for the semester, select what projects they wanted to complete, create a time frame for each project and come up with supplies for their projects. Aside from their own creativity and imagination, each student researched up and coming or classical artists to learn new processes and draw inspiration from.

Ashley Cardenas Cardenas said exploring art has been the most selfprevailing exercise in high school. “ T h e Cardenas practice and freedom to try new things has expanded not only my ability, but the way I look at art,” she said. This year, Cardenas said


CHS senior and aspiring fashion designer Sarah Waigand is one of six CHS students to be featured at Creston:Arts gallery this month. The public is invited to the opening of Super Six Seniors, 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Creston:Arts gallery, 116 W. Adams St.

she was “granted an opportunity” to take her three-dimensional artwork to a new level. “These projects proved that my ability is a little more than what I thought it was and helped build and rediscovered passion and enthusiasm that has wavered over the past couple of years.” Cardenas is currently researching a future career in film or performing arts.

Michelle Bloyd Through her experiences as a volunteer, Bloyd said she has had the opportunity to meet and help people from all walks of life. “I was able to help them and learn to understand

them,” said Bloyd, “... to see the beauty of each person and their life story.” Bloyd hopes her Bloyd art will have a similar impact on those observing her work. “To me, art is allowing others to see my thoughts,” said Bloyd. “...artwork should make you think differently than you normally would. It personally comforts me once I get my thoughts out.” This fall, Bloyd will be attending School of the Art

Creston Chamber of Commerce 2013 Youth of the Year winner Levi Eblen continues to help others in the art department at Creston High School. “He is my right-hand man,” Fry-Schnormeier said. “He is always mentoring students. Kids know to ask him or to go to him. And, if he sees someone struggling, he will always lend a Eblen hand.” At CHS, Eblen has participated in student government, Future Business Leaders of America, iBelong, Appalachian Service Project, football, soccer and has served as a Creston Chamber of Commerce representative. This fall, Eblen will play football for Simpson College, where he will work on an art education degree. “My plan is to become an art teacher,” Eblen said. “I was not seriously interested until freshman year with Mrs. Fry.”


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Fyock said she is drawn to creating more organic art pieces. “I love art that flows and relates to nature,” she said. “My art is almost always natural, organic-looking and related to something of nature.” Despite pursuing a degree in biomedical engineering at Iowa State in the fall, Fyock

A Southwestern Community College student was recently named one of 51 New Century Scholars and will soon receive part of a $100,000 scholarship. Megan Doubleday — a 2012 graduate of Mount Ayr Community High School — will graduate this spring from SWCC with an associate of arts degree. She plans to attend Iowa State University in the fall and will major in eleDoubleday mentary education with an endorsement in math. ■ Mount At SWCC, she’s been active in Student Sen- Ayr native ate (president), Dazzlers Megan dance team (co-captain), Doubleday student ambassadors, Phi Theta Kappa (vice is now the president of fellowship), third SWCC work study and tutoring. student “We are pleased Megan was selected for to receive this honor,” said Dr. part of Barb Crittenden, SWCC this $100K president. “She is an excellent student and national has been involved in a scholarship. number of activities on campus. Megan is welldeserving of this recognition. We are happy she chose to begin her college education at Southwestern.” The New Century Scholars program is sponsored by Coca-Cola, Phi Theta Kappa and American Association of Community Colleges. There were 1,700 students nominate from more than 900 community colleges

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School sophomore Maddie Travis belts out a note during the high school choir’s spring concert held at the school’s auditorium Tuesday evening. The concert — directed by Jane Warner — featured freshman choir, concert choir, varsity singers and solos from senior Ben Mullin and sophomore Lidiya Gortman.



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Deaths Courtney Johnston Dexter

Courtney Johnston, 27, of Dexter, formerly of Greenfield, died Feb. 28, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Funeral services will be

Alta R. Shaw Gettysburg, S.D.

Alta R. Shaw, 91, of Gettysburg, S.D., died March 3, 2014, at Avera Oahe Manor in Gettysburg. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Friday, March 7, at the United Methodist Church in Gettysburg, S.D. The Rev. Jeff Adel will offici-

held 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 7, at the United Methodist Church in Greenfield. Burial will be in Greenfield Cemetery. Visitation with family present will be 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the church. Steen Funeral Home, 101 S.E. Fourth St., Greenfield, is in charge of arrangements. ate. Burial will in Gettysburg Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Luce Funeral Home, Gettysburg, S.D., with a 7 p.m. prayer service. Alta is survived by her children, Sheron Archer Jost of Gettysburg, S.D., Vicki (Shorty) Tassler of Pierre, S.D., and John (Lisa) Shaw of Creston.

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Greenfield to host the only National Day of Unplugging event in Iowa GREENFIELD — The National Day of Unplugging is from sundown March 7 to sundown March 8. National Day of Unplugging (NDU) encourages individuals to unplug from their digital devices, such as computers, internet, cell phones and game boxes, and connect with others. Greenfield Chamber/Main Street, a nonprofit community development organization, in Greenfield, received a grant from Travel Iowa to host an event on the National Day of Unplugging. Chamber/Main Street then applied to Reboot, NDU founder, to host an official designated event and claimed the only nationally promoted event in the state — IOWA Unplugged. Greenfield and Chicago were the only two approved events in the Midwest. “We increasingly miss out on the important moments of our lives as we pass the hours with our noses buried in our smart phones and tablets chronicling our every move through social media and shielding ourselves from the outside world with the bubble of ‘silence’ that our earphones create,” said Dina Mann, National Day of Unplugging marketing and outreach coordinator. “If you recognize that in yourself — or your friends, families or colleagues — join us for the National Day of Unplugging and carve out one day to unwind, unplug, relax, reflect, get outdoors, and connect with

others.” Activities during IOWA Unplugged in Greenfield will kick-off 4:50 p.m. Friday on the town square, followed by carnival games from 5 to 7 p.m. and Lee Cole’s Magicomedy at 7 p.m. at the Warren Cultural Center. Tickets to the magic show are $10 for adults and $1 per child. The Corner will host an open mic night at 7 p.m. with featured artists including Livy Green, Stefan Queck, Kennedy Plowman, Eric Subert and Anthony Weber. Among all this, participants can take part in yoga, centering prayer (meditation), wine sampling at Hotel Greenfield and exercise/play at the Health and Fitness Center. Saturday offers a variety of games: a bags tournament, cribbage, pinochle and 10 point pitch at Hotel Greenfield; strategic and family board games like Risk and Monopoly at Cornerstone Fellowship; carnival games and miniature golf. A variety of pampering and relaxation sessions and techniques will be offered throughout the day. The local Health and Fitness Center will host a racquetball tournament and have extended hours. There will also be outdoor activities. Play a round of golf at Greenfield Country Club (weather permitting) and walk the trails or play on the 36-hole disc golf

course at Lake Greenfield. Various artistic and do-it-yourself workshops are being planned. A highlight of the day will be readings by Mike Pace of his newly released book “Dreams & Detours – reflecting on the Souvenirs of a Lifetime” followed by a book signing. There is also opportunity for dining, shopping, site-seeing, museum tours and an appointment at a local salon. Or play some games at Greenfield Bowl. The event culminates Saturday night with a live performance by Jason Reed in an acoustic duo at 7 p.m. at the Warren Cultural Center. Reed has toured all over the Midwest and to Italy and back again. His raw tone offers originals and classic country/rock music, and he’s known to mix it up, too. The duo will play three 45-minute sets. Tickets are $10 per person; concessions and a cash bar will be available. “The event is family friendly but offers enough variety that young adults and empty nesters will have plenty of opportunity to relax, unwind and have fun too,” said Stacie Hull, Greenfield Chamber Main Street Director. Some activities require tickets, but many things are free to participate. A free shuttle service by All About the Fun Party Buses will be making loops around town from one attraction or activity to another.

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said she will always create art. “It is my passion and a way for me to express myself,” said Fyock. Fyock said, when it comes to art, each person is Fyock unique and special and has their own techniques. “Art enhances our community, because, it makes it rich, creative, and fresh,” said Fyock. “Art deepens and diversifies a community, as well as unifies it.” Itzayanna Rubio Rubio, a National Honor

Society member, will be showing a selfportrait created in a pop-art style and bright water-color Rubio paitings. “I am very drawn to art with bright colors and pieces with a lot of contrast,” said Rubio. “ I like looking at things that pop.” At CHS, Rubio runs cross country, participates in winterguard, soccer and theater. In the fall, Rubio will be attending Drake University, where she will study law. “I want to help people learn their rights and have the ability to defend them-

selves.” For Rubio, art is important because “it ignites creativity and it’s an enjoyable way to create new things and develop new ideas.” Sarah Waigand Aspiring fashion designer S a r a h Waigand has alr e a d y demonstrated her ability and love of art Waigand through her clothing. Waigand, who will be studying fashion at Iowa State University this fall, will be showcasing some of her fashion sketches and handmade dresses.


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for this national scholarship. Judges consider grades, leadership, activities and most importantly, how students extend their intellectual talents beyond the classroom. New Century Scholars are the highest scoring students in each state, plus one student from Canada and one additional student from among the remaining seven Phi Theta Kappa sovereign nations. Doubleday is now the third student from SWCC to receive this scholarship. Others included Francine (Jackson) Ide of Creston in 2003 and Landi McFarland of Mount Ayr in 2004. Doubleday will be awarded her $2,000 scholarship at a convention held in Washington, D.C., in April. “I’m just a girl from little southwest Iowa,” Doubleday said. “I never thought I’d win this national scholarship. So, I was in awe when I found out. This money will be a tremendous help. I’ll be using this money with other scholarships I have received so that I can hopefully, fingers-crossed, graduate from Iowa State debt free.” Doubleday’s parents are Mike and Christine Doubleday of Mount Ayr.

One semi-formal dress featured displays the work of a future couture professional, complete with a satin-like lining, lace overlay, a pocket, hidden zipper and hook and eye closures. “Sewing is said to be a lost art, but for me, it is my future, said Waigand. Opening night The public is invited to the opening of Super Six Seniors art exhibit 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Creston:Arts gallery, 116 W. Adams St. This event is free admission and all ages are welcome to attend. Prior to the show, Upper Crust Culinary Creations, 201 W. Adams St., will be hosting “Friday Night Fare” — a culinary tasting of new menu items.

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No citations were issued after an accident 7:08 p.m. Tuesday on Willow Avenue. According to a Union County Sheriff report, Doreen Kay Bowman, 74, of Thayer, driving a 1999 Buick south on Willow, struck a cross-breed calf, owned by Terry Ray Miller of Thayer, that ran out into the road. Damage estimates are $3,500 to Bowman’s vehicle and $800 to Miller’s calf.



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GREENFIELD — Take a trip into the fashion industry during a day long field trip, organized by Adair County Extension, to Creston. On March 21, middle City Hi Lo Cond. school students (sixth Marshaltown 35 28 pt sunny through will Mason Cityeighth34grades) 28 cloudy Onawaabout all45 32 pt of sunny learn aspects the Oskaloosaindustry 39 29 pt sunny fashion in this fun Ottumwa 39 29 pt sunny and educational trip. StuRed Oak 42 32 pt sunny dents will stop41at30Maurices Sioux Center cloudy Sioux City 44 29they pt sunny in Creston, where will Spencerabout the 37 29pros windyand learn Waterloo 33 27 pt sunny cons of shopping at a large retail clothing store. After a quick lunch, stuCity will thenHitravel Lo Cond. dents to Ma-

ple Street Memories, where they will make their own scarves. Finally, the day will end back in Greenfield at Country Consignments, where students can see the pros and cons of shopping on a budget in a consignment store. This day long trip costs $5. Registration deadline is March 14. Space is limited, so sign up early. For more information or to sign up, contact Adair County Extension at 641-743-8412 or 1-800-ISUE399.

Des Moines in 42 pt sunny Students the34 seventh Dubuque 32 26 pt sunny through ninth grades can Farmington 40 28 pt sunny meet the training Fort Dodge 38 29 requirewindy ments by passing test. Ft Madison 37 25 pta sunny Guttenberg the 32 pt sunny Passing test27 certifies Keokukuntil they 37 26 pt sunny them reach the Lansing 33 28 pt sunny 10th grade. Youths in 10th LeMars 41 29 windy trainings will be held at through 12th grades who Adair County Extension successfully complete the National Cities 6City to 7:30 p.m.Hi March 17 test are certified until they Lo Cond. City Hi Lo Cond. and 20. All youths exhib- turn 20 years old. Atlanta 45 38 rain Houston 62 42 pt sunny Phoenix 79 58 cloudy iting 2014 Los4-H and FFA Bostonswine at 28 the 13 sunny Angeles 73 56members pt sunny San Francisco 61 53 rain ChicagoCounty 32 pt sunny Miami t-storm Seattle 57 50 rain Adair Fair24must be are encouraged85to70sign up in SWCC Dallas 58 38 pt sunny Minneapolis 36 32 cloudy St. Louis scholarship 42 29 pt sunny deadline is March 17 FSQA certified. In addiadvance for the meeting that Denver 66 39 pt sunny New York 31 24 pt sunny Washington, DC 39 29 cloudy The Southwestern Com- to be used at Southwestern tion, youths exhibiting any works best for them. Regisfood producing animals ter by calling the Extension munity College Education Community College during (beef, dairy cattle, dairy office at 641-743-8412 or Foundation scholarship ap- the 2014-15 academic year. Moonmeat Phases Index plication for 2014-15 is now Scholarships are awarded goats, goats, rabbits, 1-800-ISUE399. UVMembers SWCCMon web- based on many criteria. Last poultry, sheep and swine) who are in seventh Thu gradeFri available Sat on the Sun site at year, approximately 400 3/6 3/7 3/8 3/9 3/10 at the 2014 Iowa State Fair or above and would like to 4 3 3 4 3 scholarships. All new and scholarships were given to or AK-SAR-BEN must be complete the requirements returning for fall students. It is the goal of the Moderate Moderate Moderatestudents Moderate Moderate FSQA certified. by passing the test should New First Full Last “We the 24Extension office to 2014 semester are encour- Education Foundation to Mar 1 encourage Mar 8 parents Mar 16 call Mar The UV Index is measured on a 0 - 0 11 grow this number each year. aged toUVapply. Applications 11 number scale, with a higher to attend with their 4-H or set up a testing time. Index showing the need for greater For further information, FFA member,” said Donna There is stillskintime for are due to the SWCC Eduprotection. ©2010 American Profile Hometown Content Service Wallace, Adair County Ex- youths in the fourth through cation Foundation office on contact Jana Scott, student services specialist, at 641tension 4-H program coordi- 12th grade to join 4-H for or before 5 p.m. March 17. Scholarships awarded are 782-1455. nator. “Animal projects usu- the year. 4-H and FFA hogs ally involve the entire family must be identified at a speand we want everyone to be cial tagging event April 12. FAX it to us! on the same page when it Market lambs and market E-mail the CNA’s The Creston News Advertiser’s SCOTT comes to producing safe and meat goats must be weighed VICKER FAX number is wholesome meat, milk, and and tagged 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. svicker@ eggs.” May 10 at the Adair County 782-6628 The FSQA workshops are Fairgrounds. All other ani- engaging and help members mal projects, with the exapply what they learn to ception of market beef that their own projects. were weighed and tagged in Youths in fourth through December, must be identisixth grades need to at- fied on special forms prior tend a training each year. to May 15.

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It’s time for more madness — basketball, my birthday and weather March has always been a special month for me. First, it is my birthday month, which always adds to the anticipation, but the main reasons I love March are the NCAA basketball tournament and the signs that winter is finally behind us. March Madness is a great name for the tournament, but it also seems to fit my mood. By now, I believe I have worn a path on the indoor track at the Southern Prairie YMCA and the staff has to be tired of the Southwestern Community College runners and I blowing a circut while running on the treadmills.

Miles of trials Jake Waddingham staff writer

One of my least favorite tasks this time of year is clearing snow and frost from my car’s windshield, especially after a three-year hiatus in Texas of never having to clean off my windshield and my friends always laughing that I kept an ice scraper in my backseat. The bitter cold made scrapping even more frustrating this year and being a forgetful person, I never

seemed to have my gloves handy when I needed to clean my windows. I’m ready for longer days, warmer temperatures and some color to return to the fields in the rural areas. The start of spring also means outdoor track is just around the corner and opening day for major league baseball is about to start. This year, our Sports Editor Scott Vicker talked me into playing fantasy baseball, so I will have a much stronger following of the long baseball season. But, all of those other sports can be put on hold while we wait to see

who is going dancing this season. I hope to see both Iowa and Iowa State make it far in the tournament, but that always makes filling out a bracket difficult. Every year I think I have found the perfect mix of upsets to piece together a winning bracket. Every year it seems like I am also out of contention to win anything after the first round, so maybe I should save my $1 I throw away to play in the bracket challenge. Another dark horse — if you can call a 31-0 regular season team that — is Wichita State. This group of Shockers remind me of those special Drake Bulldog and University

of Northern Iowa Panther teams that had exciting regular and post seasons. I hope their fate is different and Wichita State is able to make a return trip to the Final Four. Then there are always the favorites that are hard to pick against. Duke and Gonzaga always pick up a lot of fans during the tournament. I’m another year older and hopefully gained a little wisdom for picking out my teams for March Madness. If not, hopefully the weather improves enough to distract me from my poor picks. Best of luck to anyone else filling out their brackets this year.

Responsive to we the people Finding smarter ways to deliver good services and products is the American tradition. Henry Ford did it with the automobile assembly line, and Steve Jobs did it with the home computer. If they want to be successful, businesses do not have the luxury of being inefficient. We expect this of our employers, ourselves, so why wouldn’t we expect this same standard of our government? This week the Republican led U.S. House of Representatives debated and approved a number of common sense measures that protect hardworking taxpayers and their tax dollars with smarter approaches to government. My service to Iowans in Congress has been built upon a foundation of my belief that we must always be looking for ways to identify and cut waste – and find better ways to solve problems and deliver services. Measures we considered and approved this week further build on that foundation through transparency and common sense. We protected the property rights of hardworking taxpayers from the growing abuse of eminent domain powers being used by state and local governments. The Private Property Rights Protection Act of 2013 (H.R. 1944) gives landowners standing against the use of eminent domain being used to take private property and giving it to another private entity. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has for too long operated in intrusive ways to individual taxpayers. We approved legislation this week that requires the IRS to tell

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taxpayers when they share their personal information with another government agency. We also place a time limit on how long an individual can be subjected to an IRS Audit in the Taxpayer Transparency and Efficient Audit Act (H.R. 2350). Our legislation will prevent the IRS from inquiring about an individual’s religious, political or social beliefs in the Protect Taxpayers from Intrusive IRS Requests Act (H.R. 2531). We also approved he Taxpayers Right-to-Know Act (H.R. 1423) which requires federal agencies to provide the American people with an annual report card on all of its programs, detailing administrative costs and staffing information, expenditures for services and the number of recipients in each program that agency administers. This bill gives taxpayers a transparent, no nonsense report so that individuals can decide for themselves if an agency is effectively serving the people who pay their bills. While this may be my final year representing my Iowa neighbors in Congress, I will fight until my last day in Washington to do my part to make our federal government smarter, less wasteful, more responsive and transparent to and for all the people. Iowans expect this of ourselves, and we should demand the same of our government.

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Twelve Years a Slave won for Best Picture HOLLYWOOD — God bless America, and how’s everybody? The Academy Awards aired live on ABC from the Dolby Theater on Hollywood Boulevard Sunday and drew huge TV ratings. One thing never changes year after year. It’s hilarious how Oscar winners always look up to the rafters to thank God as if God couldn’t get better seats. Toronto Mayor Rob Ford arrived in L.A. for the Oscar night after-parties, telling reporters he was there to sell Toronto. Crack smokers are always jumping the gun. Leave it to Rob Ford to try to sell everyone in Toronto thirty minutes after Twelve Years a Slave wins the Oscar. Twelve Years a Slave won for Best Picture three and a half hours after the Oscar telecast began. The smaller awards were endless. The next tech fortune will be made by whoever can invent a way to make the live Oscar telecast like porn, so you can fast forward to the good parts. Secretary of State John Kerry went on Meet the Press Sunday and chastised the Russians for breaking three different international treaties by seizing the Crimea from Ukraine. White House response was swift and angry. President Obama just threatened to unfriend Putin on Facebook. Ukrainian fighter jets turned back Russian jets that strayed into

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Ukraine airspace Monday after Ukraine lost Crimea. It gets worse. President Obama announced that the White House is setting up a website where Ukrainians can sign up for military assistance under ObamaWar. Vladimir Putin rushed infantry into the Crimea Sunday while Americans were focused on the Oscars. A week earlier, he sent troops to Ukraine’s border as Americans were focused on the Olympics closing ceremony. God help Poland by the time the NFL Draft Day rolls around. John McCain gave a speech Monday ripping President Obama for a passive foreign policy which he charges invited Russian incursions into Georgia, Ukraine and Crimea. He calls it the most shameful thing he’s ever seen as a senator. This, from a guy who saw Lincoln get shot. The White House weighed options on how to isolate Russia over the invasion of Ukraine Monday. The situation gets more dangerous daily. As a last resort, President Obama could always declare Russia to be a conservative political action group, and let the IRS take

them out. Governor Jerry Brown refused to endorse a petition to put legalizing marijuana on the California ballot. They need a million signatures. They’re having trouble getting enough signatures on the petitions because the gatherers keep forgetting where they left the petitions. Congress pushed back against President Obama’s proposal to raise the minimum wage Monday. They can’t even agree on terminology. To stress poverty, Democrats call it the minimum wage; to stress opportunity, Republicans call it the At Least You Don’t Live in Haiti wage. Oscar Pistorious told a Pretoria court he shot his girlfriend dead through the bathroom door thinking she was a burglar. Yeah, right. The first lesson in burglary school is, if you’re inside an occupied house you’re going to burglarize, you don’t stop and use the bathroom first. Vladimir Putin consulted with advisors in the Kremlin Monday to decide on their next move to consolidate Russian control over the Ukraine. Last night while dreaming, Putin asked Stalin for advice, and Stalin told him to shoot all the Ukrainians and paint the Kremlin blue. When Putin asked why blue, Stalin laughed, knowing that he wouldn’t ask about the first part.

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BUSINESS/FARM Money Talk to begin March 13 Iowa State Savings Bank, ISU Extension and Outreach and Greater Regional Medical Center are sponsoring a program titled Money Talk. The program helps attendees learn to make informed choices to achieve goals, lower stress and live better lives. Money Talk is available to individuals 16 years of age and older and designed to help people in every stage of life to learn financial decision-making skills for managing resources for their short- and long-term wellbeing. Ruth Freeman, ISU Extension and Outreach family finance program specialist, will lead a team teaching program to be delivered in five weekly lessons beginning March 13. The sessions are as follows: • March 13 - Financial Basics: setting financial goals and planning your spending • March 20 - Insurance Basics • March 27 - Investing Basics: stocks, bonds, mutual funds • April 3 – Retirement Realities • April 10 – When Life Changes: wills, estates, marriage, divorce, widowhood,

remarriage Money Talk sessions will run 6 to 8 p.m. in the Medical Arts Plaza Conference Room at Greater Regional Medical Center. Freeman will be assisted by local experts helping to answer participants’ questions. “Money Talk participants learn the language of money, are challenged to set their personal financial goals and are empowered to make plans to realize what they want from their money,” Freeman said. “After teaching Money Talk more than 30 times, it is exciting to see participant successes. One early participant reported being debt free a few years later (except for her home mortgage). Others reported being better prepared for retirement. Each participant works toward their own goal.” Iowa State Savings Bank is helping to sponsor the program. “Community health starts in every home, with every individual and family,” Iowa State Savings Bank CEO Karl Knock said. “Financial health begins with understanding and planning. Knowing your resources,

limitations, opportunities and how to plan for short and long term needs are skills everyone can use. Whatever your resources and ambitions are, you can realize better results if you prepare and follow a plan.” Greater Regional Medical Center is providing the Medical Arts Plaza Conference Room for classes. “Greater Regional Medical Center Wellness Council is committed to promote and improve the wellness of all team members and their families,” Amy Rieck said. “Basic financial education is an essential part of employee wellness. The Money Talk series is a great opportunity for everyone to learn to take charge of money, insurance and investing for retirement. Our mission is to keep our employees healthy from hire to retire.” The price of the five lesson series, including the Money Talk workbook, handouts and publications is $25 per participant or $30 per couple. After March 10, it’s $35 per participant or $40 per couple. Call Union County ISU Extension at 641-7828426 or email debruby@ to learn more or register.

Mark and Theresa Johnston named to Exede Internet Dealer Advisory Council VILLISCA — Johnston Communications owners Mark and Theresa Johnston were recently named to the Exede Internet Advisory Council, a working group formed by satellite industry leader ViaSat to tap into the expertise of independent dealers of Exede satellite Internet service. The Johnston’s, whose business has been serving the Iowa and Nebraska areas for more than 12 years, will join nine other Exede dealers from around the country, as well as ViaSat executives, on the advisory council. “It’s really an honor to be asked to serve on this coun-

cil,” said the Johnstons. “As a local Exede retailer with hundreds of Exede customers, we’re in a unique position to share retailer and customer ideas and opportunities with ViaSat management. Ultimately what comes out of this is a better experience for our customers and Exede retailers around the country like us.” Powered by ViaSat-1, the most powerful communications satellite ever launched, Exede Internet provides speeds up to 12 Mbps — significantly faster than traditional satellite systems and often a big step up over typical DSL service.

“All of the Exede dealers we’ve asked to serve on this council are topnotch at what they do regarding customer service, technical expertise and understanding of the Internet needs of the local markets they serve,” said Dan Turak, vice president of sales and distribution for ViaSat. “Mark and Theresa Johnston are the kind of dealers who are truly excited to provide this high-speed Internet service to people in the Iowa and Nebraska areas who just couldn’t get it before. We know he takes great care of his customers and will be a valuable member of this advisory group.”

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Impact conference: Pictured, from left, are Nodaway Valley FFA members Craig Sackett

and Hannah Yount. These two members traveled to Ankeny to the DMACC campus to attend the Impact Communication Skills Conference. Sackett and Yount spent the day meeting other FFA members, listening to speakers on how to strengthen communication skills and doing teambuilding activities. This was an experience for them to get out of their comfort level, meet new people and establish relationships.

ISU Extension’s program Smart Choices in Health Coverage coming to Ag Day GREENFIELD — The annual Adair County Ag Day March 17 will feature the traditional trade show displays and free lunch along with an informational program. The program, “Smart Choices in Health Coverage: An Education and Outreach program for Iowans,” will provide health insurance information for people to better understand options and obligations under the Affordable Care Act. The Smart Choices program is part of an Iowa State outreach effort especially targeted to rural counties, including Adair County. “It’s a timely issue and an incredible teachable moment,” said Suzanne Bar-

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Friday, March 7th 4:50pm Event Kick-off Town Square 5-7:00pm Carnival Games by the Extension/4H Clubs at the Warren Cultural Center No charge 5-8:00pm Wine Sampling at Hotel Greenfield 5:30pm Centering Prayer (meditation) at the Warren Cultural Center No charge 7:00pm Lee Cole’s Magicomedy at the Warren Cultural Center Adults $10 Children $1 7:00pm Open Mic Night at The Corner No admission charge. Specialty desserts & drinks for sale. Featuring selected musicians: Livy Green, Stefan Queck, Kennedy Plowman, Eric Subert & Anthony Weber

7:00pm Movie at Grand Theatre & Video 13 & up $7 12 & under $5 Saturday, March 8th 9am Photography/Camera Class meet at the Warren Cultural Center This is a hands-on photo walk.

Bring your own camera and dress warm enough to spend most of the hour outside. Sandy McCurdy will help you use your device to capture great photos. Free will donation

9am Centering Prayer in the historic rooms at the Warren Cultural Center No charge 10am-2pm Carnival Games by the Extension/4H Clubs at the Warren Cultural Center. No charge 10am-1pm Miniature Golf by the Cub Scouts at the Community Building. No Charge 10-noon Card Games by the Business Women at Hotel Greenfield – Bridge, Cribbage, Pinochle, 10 Pt Pitch 10am HOSTAS – Not Just Green Anymore by the Wallace Center at the Warren Cultural Center. Lisa Swanson will

introduce participants to the many new varieties of hostas that range from red colored stems to variegated large leaves. No charge to participate.

10am Mommy & Me Yoga at the Fitness Center $7 charge per mother/daughter pair 10am-4pm Bags Tournament at Hotel Greenfield, nominal entry fee 11am Centering Prayer at the Warren Cultural Center. No charge 11am-1pm DIY Reflexology at Hotel Greenfield (come & go instruction). No charge 12pm Racquetball Tournament at the Fitness Center Singles & Doubles, $5 entry fee per person 12-4pm Adair County Heritage Museum $3 admission charge per person 1-5pm Iowa Aviation Museum tours Adults $10, Students $5, Preschool and under no charge 1-2pm Ball Room Dancing (instructional) at the Warren Cultural Center. No Charge 1-3pm Mike Pace readings & book signing at Ed & Eva’s/Warren Cultural Center 2pm Matinee at Grand Theatre & Video, all tickets $5 2pm Joann M. Welsch Memorial 9 Pin Bowling Tournament at Greenfield Bowl, $15 entry fee 2-4pm Card Games by the Business Women at Hotel Greenfield – Bridge, Cribbage, Pinochle, 10 Pt Pitch 2-6pm Board Games at Cornerstone Fellowship Enjoy a healthy mix of classic and strategy board games for all ages. There will be fun board games for younger children as well as unique and challenging strategy board games that teens and adults will enjoy.

3pm Photography/Camera Class – meet at the Warren Cultural Center. Free will donation 3-5pm Miniature Golf at the Community Building 4pm Soul Kitchen Sampler: Deeply nourishing your body, mind + spirit $15 charge. This 90-minute class will feature

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Is watermelon on ice still nice? Dear Heloise: Can you freeze CUT-UP WATERMELON and have it still taste yummy when you take it out? — Mercy W. in Texas Yes, you can freeze watermelon! The texture and taste may be a little different than fresh. It won’t be quite as sweet-tasting, unless you eat the frozen watermelon while it is still slightly frozen, and the texture may not be as firm, but the taste is still there. You can freeze the watermelon cubed or in balls, or puree it and add some sugar for a sweeter flavor, if needed. Remove seeds and rind. Freeze the pieces in a tray, and when frozen, transfer to a freezer bag or container, removing as much air as possible. If you don’t have a vacuum sealer, place the watermelon in a freezer bag and use a straw to remove the air. — Heloise SPONGE SAVER Dear Heloise: I have a lovehate relationship with sponges. They are convenient, but hold so many germs. I came up with this hint: When I am finished, I squeeze out all the excess water and prop it up using a binder clip. I clip

Hints from Heloise it on the shortest side of the sponge, and the sponge sits up and doesn’t touch the sink or counters directly. It gives me peace of mind. — C.K. in Illinois Love it, love it, love it! Germs AWAY! — Heloise COOKED CHICKEN Dear Heloise: To save time for a quick dinner, I often keep a cooked rotisserie chicken from the store in the refrigerator. I can’t tell you how many times a recipe called for cooked chicken or turkey, and I was able to make it because I had the chicken already in the refrigerator. It’s also great for making chicken-salad sandwiches. — Stephanie L. in New Mexico This is a great hint for busy families! You also can add the meat to any soup or casserole dish. Cooking can be a lot of fun if you experiment and substitute items you like for items you are not so fond of. For more hints on food

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substitutions, I wrote my pamphlet Heloise’s Seasonings, Sauces and Substitutes. To order one, send $3 and a long, self-addressed, stamped (70 cents) envelope to: Heloise/SSS, P.O. Box 795001, San Antonio, TX 78279-5001. Instead of celery, try adding chopped coleslaw or water chestnuts to your ham, tuna or chicken salad for that added crunch! — Heloise SPREAD WITH A SPOON Dear Heloise: Want to stop shredding your bread when making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches? Use the back of a spoon instead of a knife. Works great with other condiments and spreads as well. — Mike W., via email Have you been peeking BEETLE BAILEY® by Greg & Mort Walker into my kitchen? I do the same, and it’s sooooo easy! — Heloise NONSTICK SPRAY Dear Heloise: For easy cleanup, before I start grating cheese, I spray my grater with nonstick cooking spray. Nothing sticks, and washing the grater is a no longer a chore, but an easy task. — Melanie R. in Oregon (c)2014 by King Features Syndicate Inc. BLONDIE® by Dean Young

Horoscope Thursday, March 6, 2014 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Today can go well. Do not be discouraged if someone in authority is critical of how you handle shared property, your debt or your finances. Phfft! TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) The Moon is in your sign today, which can make you more emotional than usual. This could make relations with others, especially older friends and partners, a bit stressful this morning. Fortunately, this passes quickly. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Avoid important discussions with supervisors and bosses in the morning, because they will only get you down. Wait until later in the day to make your pitch or ask for permission. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) This morning, children might be an increased responsibility. Just accept this and move on. Even romance is a bit rocky. Patience is the ticket. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) This morning is a poor time for important discussions with parents and older family relatives. Their response will be, “Talk to the hand.” (No fun.) VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Although you might begin this day worried about something, fear not. As the day wears on you feel better and better! (Whew!) LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Financial worries might mark the beginning of your day. Fortunately, this is short-lived, because you see that your public reputation is strong and will continue that way. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Be patient with partners and friends this morning because people are grumpy and easily critical of each other. (You need this like a fish needs a bicycle.) The afternoon is just fine. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Keep your head down and your powder dry when you arrive at work this morning. After the dark clouds have passed, this actually can be a productive day for you. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Romance is a bit rocky this morning. Ditto for dealing with getting kids off to school. Just be patient, because the rest of the day is quite mellow. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Avoid discussions with parents or older relatives this

morning because they will not be productive. Don’t let others discourage you from your plans. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Don’t fall into worry mode this morning, even though this is easy to do. Keep your spirits up, because the rest of the day is just grand. YOU BORN TODAY You are wonderfully creative! In fact, beauty and creativity are a

major part of your life, if only for enjoyment. You are gentle and easygoing until something grabs your attention, then you are spurred into action! You love to share your vision of the world with others. This year, make time to study or learn something valuable; you will be glad you did. Birthdate of: Michelangelo, artist; Rob Reiner, director/ actor; Mary Wilson, singer. (c) 2014 King Features Syndicate, Inc.

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SPORTS The Numbers Game


SEC wins for Florida, tying an SEC record. The Gators have one game left, against 25th-ranked Kentucky.

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Cyclones fall WACO, Texas — Brady Heslip scored 15 of his 18 points in the second half to help Baylor take a 74-61 win over No. 16 Iowa State at Ferrell Center. Heslip was 5-for-6 from 3-point range over the final 20 minutes after scoring all three of his first-half points from the free throw line. Cory Jefferson led all scorers with 21 points and also grabbed seven boards, while Kenny Cherry chipped in 16 points and six assists off the bench for the Bears (20-10, 8-9 Big 12), winners in six of their last seven games. DeAndre Kane scored 20 points and Dustin Hogue added 12 for the Cyclones (22-6, 10-7), losers in two straight. ISU will host Oklahoma State on Saturday. With the loss, Iowa State fell into fourth place in the Big 12 standings.

Big Ten title CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Michigan (22-7, 14-3 Big Ten) buried Illinois with 16 3-pointers on the way to an 84-53 blowout Tuesday night, sewing up its first outright Big Ten title since 1986. Nik Stauskas scored 24 points, hitting a careerbest seven 3 pointers. He said Michigan didn’t want to share the championship with anybody, something it did in 2012.

Creighton loses WASHINGTON, D.C. — D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera registered 18 points and 11 rebounds, as Georgetown knocked off No. 13 Creighton, 75-63, on Tuesday at Verizon Center. Markel Starks supplied 17 points, while Jabril Trawick totaled 15 points and seven boards for the Hoyas (17-12, 8-9 Big East), who will look to pick up another signature win Saturday when they close out the regular season with a road test against No. 6 Villanova. Doug McDermott tallied 22 points and 12 boards, while Grant Gibbs buried three 3-pointers and finished with 17 points for the Bluejays (23-6, 13-4), who have lost two straight to fall 1 1/2 games back of Villanova atop the Big East with just one game remaining.

Syracuse stunned SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Trae Golden scored 16 points, including six clutch free throws in the final seconds, and Georgia Tech stunned struggling No. 7 Syracuse 6762 on Tuesday night. Syracuse (26-4, 13-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) had lost three of four coming into the game and dropped three more spots in the rankings after starting the season with 25 straight wins and spending three weeks at No. 1. It was the second straight home loss for Syracuse. Georgia Tech (14-16, 5-12) snapped a fourgame losing streak.

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Spartans healthy to start 2014 season By SCOTT VICKER

CNA sports editor •

With so much turnover from last year’s team that finished 12-30 overall and 5-21 in ICCAC Division II play, even the Southwestern baseball team isn’t quite sure what to expect this year. “We don’t really know what to expect yet, because we haven’t been out on the field,” said redshirt freshman Ethan Westphal. “It’s hard to promise wins and losses,” sophomore outfielder Drew Feuerbach said. “But I know we’re going to show up every day and we’re going to compete. That’s all you can ask for.” Part of the reason there’s so much uncertainty surrounding the Spartans this year is that the team has been stuck inside since practices began. And, Southwestern lost several players since the fall, while also adding a few new players into the mix this semester. “We lost some guys for various reasons, so there’s a little bit of I don’t know what to expect right now,” head coach Brian “Bull” Smith said. “I still think we’ve got a chance to be competitive. It all depends on health and depth. God help us we don’t have another deal like we did last year, losing seven guys on the mound.”


Members of the 2014 Southwestern Community College baseball team are front row, from left: Eric Bueno, Gage Gavin, Aaron Hixson, Ethan Westphal, Alessio Pena, Alex Lawson and Parker Magneson. Middle row, from left: Wyatt Borkowski, Matt Mayden, Ty Porterfield, Tyler Englehardt, Devan Wicks, Chris Heustis, Jason Roberts and Justin Eubanks. Back row, from left: Drew Feuerbach, Zach Anderson, Zeb Noel, Ian Dyer, Cole Maharry, Landon Camp, Sawyer Ocheltree, Karlin Palidwor and Blake Esbeck. Not pictured: TJ Foster, head coach Brian “Bull” Smith and assistant coach Steve Westphal.

definitely in the 90 to 100 percent range. Rehab was pretty long, but feeling pretty good. Kind Westphal of getting anxious to get back on the field.” Smith said with Westphal and sophomore Karlin Palidwor of Manitoba, Canada back in the rotation, the Spartans should be able to compete with anybody. “Ethan, he’s a No. 1 guy,” Smith said. “That kid can go out and beat anybody. It’s just getting his strength and stamina back up. Same with Karlin Palidwor. He’s coming off labrum surgery. You get those two guys back, those are conference rotation-level guys if they can get back to where they were.” Alex Lawson, Jason Roberts, Zeb Noel, Tyler Englehardt and Parker Magneson also look to see time on the mound for the Spartans this year.

healthy. “The mindset now that everyone is healthy, we’re looking to go out there and be defensively sound,” he said. “Hit the ball hard, line drives on the ground and have great pitching.” For Westphal, the goal this year is to make a deep run in the Division II Region XI tournament. “One of my goals is to go deep in the tournament, try to be there at the end and win the last games that we play,” he said. “Just get better every single game as a team, as a whole.” The Spartans are scheduled to open the season Saturday and Sunday with a pair of doubleheaders against Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College in Miami, Okla. Those games may be in jeopardy, as there was five inches of snow on the tarp at the field in Miami on Tuesday. “We feel like caged animals right now,” Smith said. Even if the Spartans are not able to play in Miami, Smith said he’ll find someone for his team to play this weekend, finally letting the animals out of their cage.

Magneson, P, Urbandale; Gage Gavin, IF, Martensdale. Sophomores — Alessio Pena, IF, St. Cloud, Fla.; Drew Feuerbach, OF, Omaha; Sawyer Ocheltree, 1B, Casey; Tyler Englehardt, P/OF, Ankeny; Aaron Hixson, IF, Omaha; Zeb Noel, P/IF, Martensdale; Alex Lawson, P, Easton, Pa.; Karlin Palidwor, P, Manitoba, Canada. Schedule (No. of games) March 7 — at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College, 1 p.m. (2) March 8 — at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College, 1 p.m. (2) March 12 — at Iowa Western, 2 p.m. (1) March 15 — at Carl Albert State, 1 p.m. (2) March 16 — at Carl Albert State, 1 p.m. (2) March 17 — at Carl Albert State, 12 p.m. (1) March 20 —  at Indian Hills, 2 p.m. (2) March 22 — at NIACC, 2 p.m. (2) March 23 — at NIACC, 1 p.m. (2) March 26 — at Missouri Valley, 3 p.m. (2) March 29 — vs. Ellsworth, 2 p.m. (2) March 30 — vs. Ellsworth, 1 p.m. (2) April 2 — at Maple Woods, 2 p.m. (2) April 5 —  at Iowa Central, 2 p.m. (2) April 6 — at Iowa Central, 1 p.m. (2) April 9 — vs. Grand View JV, 2 p.m. (2) April 12 — at Southeastern, 2 p.m. (2) April 13 — at Southeastern, 1 p.m. (2) April 16 — vs. Missouri Valley, 2 p.m. (2) April 19 — vs. Kirkwood, 2 p.m. (2) April 20 — vs. Kirkwood, 1 p.m. (2) April 23 — vs. Indian Hills, 2 p.m. (2) April 26 — vs. Iowa Lakes, 2 p.m. (2) April 27 — vs. Iowa Lakes, 1 p.m. (2) May 1 — vs. Maple Woods, 2 p.m. (2) May 3 — vs. DMACC, 2 p.m. (2) May 4 — vs. DMACC, 2 p.m. (2) May 9 — at Region XI Tournament in Waterloo, TBD

Two young Wolverines on POI first team

Lamoni meets B-K at state

Healthy One plus for the Spartans this year is that they’re entering the season, which is scheduled to start Friday at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College, healthy. Last year, the Spartans lost several pitchers to injury during the fall, and took more hits early in the season, including losing Westphal to Tommy John surgery. After starting the season with a 4-2 record, suddenly the Spartans were suffering from a shortage of arms. “It killed us,” Smith said. “Between fall and the first two weeks of the season when Ethan went down, we had lost seven guys on the mound we were counting on. Surprising we didn’t have more with the increase in workload for some of the other guys.” Having Westphal, who played his high school ball at Lenox and Martensdale-St. Marys, back will provide a boost to the rotation. “I’m ready to go,” Westphal said. “I’m not going to say I’m 100 percent, but I’m

By LARRY PETERSON CNA sports writer •

With two freshman players selected, Nodaway Valley is one of three teams with two first-team selections on the Pride of Iowa all-conferene girls basketball list. The youthful first team includes only two seniors — post player Madison Walston from Bedford’s state tournament team and Mount Ayr’s Paige Daughton. Among the underclassmen on the top unit are Nodaway Valley ninth-graders Paige McElfish and Josie Clarke. Bedford’s other firstteamer is sophomore shooting guard Fallyn Beemer. Named to the first team from Central Decatur are juniors Hallie Linhart and Lydia Martin. Others on the first team are junior Nicole Shutt of Martensdale-St. Marys and Pleasantville junior Kennedy Core. Area players on the second team include the Mount Ayr duo of Brook Rychnovsky and Tess Shields, Southwest Valley’s Sydney Maynes, Josie Carter of Nodaway Valley, Bedford

Position players Smith said he believes his team has a solid corps of players to build around in the field in returning sophomores Alessio Pena, Feuerbach and Sawyer Ocheltree. Pena will see time in the middle infield, while Feuerbach will roam the outfield and Ocheltree will man first base. “Alessio is great with the bat,” Feuerbach said. “I’m ex-

guard Emily Weed and Brittany Malone of East Union, whose senior season was cut short by a knee injury.

NV freshmen McElfish had a strong debut season for the NV Wolverines, averaging a doubledouble at a teamhigh 15.5 McElfish points and 10.7 rebounds. She also collected nearly t h r e e steals per g a m e . Clarke ended her freshman campaign Clarke averaging 11.2 points and 8.6 rebounds. She also had 68 blocked shots. Mount Ayr’s versatile Daughton finished her career contributing in many ways for the Raide r e t t e s , Daughton averaging

cited to see what he can do on the base paths.” Devan Wicks, a redshirt freshman, has impressed during practices and has worked his way into playing time, Smith said. Newcomers who will likely make an impact this year are Matt Mayden of Kansas City, Eric Bueno of Bronx, N.Y., and Gage Gavin of Martensdale. “Gage Gavin is a guy I like, too,” Smith said. “Probably going to play some short, some second. Good player. Eric Bueno is a kid that transferred in out of a four-year school in Texas. He’s looked really good. We had a hole to fill in the fall in center field when we lost a guy. He’s a good team guy. “Matt Mayden is another guy,” Smith said. “He’ll probably hit in the middle of the order for us. Power potential, he’s just got to go figure it out.”

Ready to go Now, it’s just a matter of getting on the baseball field for the Spartans. “We’re just anxious,” Feuerbach said. “We’re ready to get out onto the f i e l d . Feuerbach W e ’ v e been inside this gym a lot and we’re kind of sick of it.” Lawson said the team is ready to go now that it’s

8.9 points, 5.9 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 3.2 steals. Beemer was Bedford’s leading scorer at 14.9 points and made 67 3-pointers in a state-high 242 attempts. She also had 100 steals and averaged 2.0 assists. Walston was the inside force for the Lady Bulldogs, grabbing 7.7 rebounds per game while scoring 11.4 points. Unanimous selections were CD’s Linhart (17.9 points), Interstate 35’s Gracey Griglione (13.7 points, 8.8 rebounds, 6.1 blocks) and M-SM’s Shutt (10.7 points, 5.9 rebounds).

Second team East Union’s Malone had a 27-point game and posted several doubledoubles before being sidelined by injury in January. Against Nodaway Valley she had 17 points and 17 rebounds. Carter, a junior at Nodaway Valley, averaged 7.5 points while shooting 43 percent from behind the 3-point arc. She also averaged 3.0 assists. For Mount Ayr, Shields nearly averaged a doubledouble at 8.2 points and 7.8 rebounds. Rychnovsky provided 5.3 points and 2.7 steals.

Roster Freshmen — Eric Bueno, OF, Bronx, N.Y; Ethan Westphal, P/ IF, Winterset; Jason Roberts, P/ IF, Alton, Ill.; Landon Camp, P, Winterset; Ty Porterfield, C, Denver, Colo.; Devan Wicks, IF, Des Moines; TJ Foster, P, St. Charles; Wyatt Borkowski, UT, Indianola; Cole Maharry, P, Des Moines; Blake Esbeck, UT, Atlantic; Justin Eubanks, P, Kansas City; Matt Mayden, C, Kansas City; Zach Anderson, OF/1B, Kansas City; Chris Heustis, C, Kansas City; Ian Dyer, P/OF, Arvada, Colo.; Parker

Southwest Valley’s Maynes was also a versatile player in her senior season, averaging 9.7 points and 7.7 rebounds along with 2.7 steals. Weed was a backcourt catalyst for Bedford’s state tournament drive, providing 8.4 points, 37 steals, 2.7 assists and 4.4 rebounds. She made 20 of 85 shots from 3-point range.

PRIDE OF IOWA CONFERENCE All-conference girls (* — Unanimous) First team — Madison Walston, Bedford, Sr.; Fallyn Beemer, Bedford, So.; *Hallie Linhart, Central Decatur, Jr.; Lydia Martin, Central Decatur, Jr.; *Gracey Griglione, Interstate 35, Fr.; Slye Richardson, Interstate 35; *Nicole Shutt, Martensdale-St. Marys, Jr.; Paige Daughton, Mount Ayr, Sr.; Paige McElfish, Nodaway Valley, Fr.; Josie Clarke Nodaway Valley, Fr.; Kennedy Core, Pleasantville, Jr. Second team — Haley Seuferer, Southeast Warren, Sr.; Emily Weed, Bedford, So.; Kate Havens, Central Decatur, Sr.; Brittany Malone, East Union, Sr.; Riley Morris, Interstate 35, Fr.; Emily Murphy, Martensdale-St. Marys, Jr.; Riley Dunn, Martensdale-St. Marys, Sr.; Brook Rychnovsky, Mount Ayr, Sr.; Tess Shields, Mount Ayr, Fr.; Josie Carter, Nodaway Valley, Jr.; Trisha Kunze, Pleasantville, So.; Raelyn Meling, Southeast Warren, Jr.; Sydney Maynes, Southwest Valley, Sr.; Emily Bellon, Wayne, Sr.; Breanna Fortune, Wayne, Sr.

Boys state basketball pairings were announced Tuesday night. In Class 1A, East Mills (23-3) is the six seed and will meet third-seeded Dunkerton (25-1) at 2 p.m. Monday. Also in Class 1A, Lamoni (25-0) will play as the two seed at 3:45 p.m. against Belmond-Klemme (22-3). Top-seeded Harlan (222) opens its 17th state tournament appearance at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday against No. 8 seed Humboldt (16-7).

Late shot lifts Harlan DES MOINES — Jordyn Moser’s jump shot with two seconds left broke a 50-50 tie and gave Harlan a 52-50 victory Tuesday night in a Class 4A state quarterfinal game. Harlan’s semifinal opponent is Carlisle.

Tuesday’s scores Class 2A Western Christian 66, Des Moines Christian 53 Class 3A Crestwood 54, BondurantFarrar 41 Unity Christian 60, Clear Lake 35 MOC-Floyd Valley 69, Center Point-Urbana 42 Mediapolis 61, Williamsburg 43 Class 4A Harlan 52, North Scott 50 Carlisle 53, Dallas CenterGrimes 48


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Assemblers, Fabricators, and Welders. Assemblers must be able to read a tape measure, be mechanically inclined, and forklift experience is a plus. Fabricators need to be able to read a tape measure, have experience with blueprints, be able to lift a minimum of 75 lbs, and previous experience with an iron worker or as a saw operator preferred. Welders must be experienced and be able to read blue prints; MIG welding experience with stainless steel preferred. Good work history and previous manufacturing experience is a plus. We offer competitive wages, benefits, referral bonuses, overtime, and Dalton Ag is now a 100% employee owned company. To fill out an application stop by 602 E. Van Buren, Lenox IA from 7:00 am - 4:30 pm or call 641-333-4518 for more information. Pre-employment drug screen and physical required. EOE

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Full time Swine Specialists - Will be caring for animals during and after the birthing process. Positions are for full and part time. Candidates must be able to work well independently and as part of a team.


1709 W. Prairie St., Creston, IA

1709 W. Prairie St., Creston, IA

Amber Hayes, classified manager 641-782-2141, ext. 239

Instrument Technician • $26.00/Hr.

Install, replace, troubleshoot, repair, test and calibrate instruments and control devices. Four years combined schooling and experience desired. Process and warehouse technician positions are on 12-hour shifts. The plant will operate 365 days per year. Working on nights, weekends, and holidays required. Benefits include: 401k with match, pension, bonus potential, medical, dental, vision insurance, paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and holidays. Pre-employment physical, drug screen, and background check are required.

Check us out at: Qualified applicants should apply in person at:

Iowa Works 215 N. Elm Creston, IA 50801

(641) 782-2119 EEO/AAP Employer

• Evaluate and act upon the Material Requirements Planning (MRP) suggestions for assigned commodities. • Coordinates all activities related to procurement of a commodity beginning with intent to purchase through delivery. • Investigates and/or interviews potential suppliers to determine if they meet the specified requirements. • Advises team members or management on the appropriate supplier to be used. • Negotiates the lowest possible cost for the commodity taking into consideration quality & schedule needs. • Assures that the commodity is delivered on schedule, at the negotiated price, and meets quality standards. • Confers with vendors to obtain product information such as price, availability, and delivery schedule. • Prepares purchase orders. • Reviews bid proposals and negotiates contracts within budgetary limitations and scope of authority. • Discusses defective or unacceptable goods with inspection or quality control personnel, users, vendors, and others to determine source of trouble and take corrective action.

Qualifications Include:

• Minimum of an A. A. preferred. • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in a similar position. • Experience with global suppliers desired. • Knowledgeable of supplier qualifications processes and supplier performance matrix. • Proficient in ERP systems (SAP) and MS Office (Word, Excel). • Excellent analytical, problem solving/decision making skills. • Ability to make timely, effective, fact based decisions. • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to perform and produce results in multifunctional teams in a dynamic work environment along with organization, written, and verbal communication skills. • Proven ability to develop collaborative relationships and influence up, down, and across organizational lines. • Strong negotiation skills. • Positive attitude and a professional demeanor. Send resume and cover letter to: Bunn-O-Matic Corporation Human Resource Manager 900 East Townline Road Creston, IA 50801 Pre-employment drug screen required. An Equal Opportunity Employer

Creston News Advertiser Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Full Time The family of the late Lyle Fluckey wish to express their deep appreciation to those who have offered such kindness, support, and messages of sympathy and comfort in our bereavement. A special thanks to the caring staff at Hospice Home and to Powers Funeral Home in Creston for making this time of sorrow a little easier. We especially wish to thank Pastor Lila Green for her comfort and support and the volunteers from the Shannon City Community Church for the delicious salads and desserts after the services; also a thank you to “Up in Smoke” BBQ for their sandwiches and generosity to the church. An additional thank you to the community of Arispe whom were there to help and support him on a daily basis. The world is made better with people such as these.

The family of Lyle Fluckey

Graceland University americorps youth launch is seeking a 2 quarter-time members to serve with the Union County Extension Office. Members will lead youth activities through the extension office. Members are provided a living stipend and an education award which can be applied to past educational loans or future tuition. Interested candidates need to email their resumes and/or any questions to: Haley Jones at — or —

Deb Ruby at Graceland University

AmeriCorps Youth Launch Developing Youth in South Central Iowa

Automotive Technician Competitive Wages/Benefits Experience Preferred, Certification helpful.

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Lenox Care Center


Various Shifts

is taking applications for

Full time rn Full time Dietary aide

Sign-on Bonus Available

Contact: Jacqi Reed

“Our Care Brightens Lives”

Afton Care Center

508 W. Pearl • Afton • 641-347-8416


Auction Calendar


Creston Nursing & Rehab Center is now hiring caring CNAs with strong work ethic to join our team. We are proud to invest in you by providing nurse aide membership benefits (NAHCA), online training, LPN & RN tuition assistance, a generous anniversary bonus, & much more! Visit us on the web to learn more and apply.

Creston Nursing & Rehab Center 1001 Cottonwood 641-782-8511 Not for Profit


Complete sale information is published in the Wednesday edition of the Creston News Advertiser and/or the Southwest Iowa Advertiser

Fri. March 7- 10:00AM Creston, IA. Land Auction- 100 Acres M/L, Knox Twp, Clarke Co. IA, Sec. 18 for Dan Garrett. Auctioneers: Tom Frey, Darwin West, Todd Crill. Sat. March 15- 10:30AM Rural Osceola, IA. Tractors, Hay Equipment, Planting and Tillage Equipment for Larry Reynolds Estate. Auctioneers: Jim Smith, Curt Pierschbacher. Mon. March 24- 10:00AM Creston, IA. Spring Machinery Consignment Auction. Auctioneers: Tom Frey, Darwin West, Todd Crill, Steve Bergren. Sun. March 30- 11:00AM Creston, IA. Guns, Ammo and Sporting Related Items from the Estate of Jon Early & Others. Auctioneers: Tom Frey, Darwin West, Todd Crill, Steve Bergren. Advertise your auction in the CNA Classifieds and we will include it in our “Auction Calendar.”


Accountant Wanted

A small manufacturing company is looking for a person with at least a four year degree in accounting. Must have a minimum of 5 years of work experience doing Balance Sheets, Profit & Loss Statements, Accounts Receivables, Accounts Payables, and Payroll. Salary consummated with experience.

410 W. Adams Creston, IA 50801

full-time overnights, part-time evening positions and all shift sub positions in our group homes in corning.

Please contact Melody at 641-322-4280 x1 to set up an interview or pick up an application at 724 Davis Avenue in Corning.

Attn: Stan Brown, Brown Bear Corporation, PO Box 29, Corning, IA 50841, Ph. 641-322-4220, Fax 641-322-3527 or email Competitive wages & benefits, Equal Opportunity Employer

DRIVERS WANTED American Concrete


Attractive combination of cropland, CRP, timber and pasture

Land Auction


Sat. March 22 - 10:00 am Afton Community Center, Afton, IA

(an Oldcastle Company)

Union County Bird Dog Ranch

1008 Acres - Union County

“Earn while you learn” Extensive training program provided for inexperienced drivers.

To inquire or has for questions contact American Concrete openings for Ready-Mix Bob at 515-249-5309 Drivers in surrounding area. Wages up to $15.55 Requirements include:

CDL License • Pre-Employment Drug Screen DOT Physical and Physical Capacity Evaluation

Oldcastle provides competitive wages, full benefits package including year round health & retirement options, longevity bonus, and no overthe-road-travel. Women and Minorities encouraged to apply. Oldcastle Materials is an EEO/AA

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Sections 22, 27, & 34 Jones Township nationally recognized dog trial farm 659.4 FSA crop acres balance in grass and woodlands 246.4 acres enrolled in the CRP Tract 1 - 440 Acres - North farm Tract 2 - 568 Acres - South farm


attractive farm near major highways sportsmans paradise - hunting lease

Union Co. Bird Dog Ranch, LLC - owner

Jon Moberg 515-689-0528 Jim Routh 641-344-6926

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 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 BUILTNETWORKS, 805 Wyoming Ave, Creston, IA, 641-782-4765, Computer sales, repair, networking. Over 25 years experience. PC & Mac. SPROUSE COMPUTER SOLUTIONS. 120 N. Main, Lenox, 641-780-5760 12 years experience. Reasonable & Quality PC repair and tutoring.

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. 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 gutter covers. 33 years of continuous reliable service in Southwest Iowa, free estimates, 641-322-5160 or 1-800-245-0337.

Glass QUALITY GLASS CO. Automotive, Storage home, business and farm. Commercial lock service and ShARP’S SELF-STORAGE Boats, trailer sales. hwy 34 East, in records, inventory, furniture. Creston 641-782-5155 You store it, lock it, take the key. Industrial Park, Creston, Plumber 641-782-6227. SChROEDER PLUMBING and ELECTRICAL. Central air repair/ Tree Service new installations, new breaker boxes, lighting fixtures, softeners, water heaters. Specialize in MINERS TREE SERvICE. Tree Trimming, Stump manufactured and mobile homes. Removal, Free estimates, licensed, insured, Grinding, fully insured. Free Justin Miner, 641-202-1048. Accept Visa & estimates. 712-621-4847. Mastercard.

Vintage Park Apartments

801 East Van Buren, Lenox, IA 50851 Email: EOE • Drug Free

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Inserter Position Opening Creston Publishing Company has a part-time inserter position available in our mailroom. Must be able to work flexible hours, Monday through Friday. Job responsibilities include putting printed advertising materials into our papers, stacking papers, bundling papers, helping package all products for delivery and distribution. We are looking for a reliable team player. Must be able to move/lift 35-pound bundles of newspapers/preprints for extended periods of time. Position requires repetitive lifting, bending, and standing for extended periods. Position also requires the ability to work under deadline pressure and to follow detailed instructions. Interested candidates can please stop in and fill out an application or send their resume to: Creston Publishing Company Attn: Rose Henry PO Box 126 503 W. Adams Street Creston, IA 50801 Creston Publishing Company is a Drug Free Employer. Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen, background check and physical.

The Acre Company, Spencer, Iowa 712-262-3529 Jon Hjelm ALC, Broker 712-240-3529 Chuck Sikora 712-260-2788

For more information, contact us or check out our websites

311 N. Cherry • Creston, IA

641-782-8438 1-888-782-8438

JOB FAIR Tuesday, MaRCH 11TH

Interviews being conducted from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Michael Foods, Inc. in Lenox, Iowa, has immediate opportunities for employment on 1st, 2nd & 3rd shifts


We offer a full benefits package and an exciting, supportive work environment. If interested please email your resume to:

Auctioneers and Land Brokers

Moberg Iowa Realty, Creston, Iowa 888-782-8438


Find the right people for the job, right here.

Due to expansion, Vintage Park Apartments Assisted Living in Lenox, Iowa is excited to be seeking a dedicated, committed and experienced part-time Maintenance Assistant. The ideal candidate must possess experience with apartment and grounds maintenance including lawn and snow removal, refurbishing apartments, replacing fixtures and equipment, completing work orders as assigned and environmental safety. If you enjoy working with the elderly in a team atmosphere this is the opportunity for you!

Midwest Opportunities is now hiring for direct care,

Send resume to:


Maintanence Assistant

Generous Wages and Benefits Contact: Kim Bashor 641-333-2226 for more information




Iowa Select Farms is looking for a Dispatch/ Biosecurity Manager for a trailer wash located near Thayer, Iowa with additional on-site responsibilities at a trailer wash located near Shannon City, Iowa. This individual is responsible for ensuring biosecurity, animal well-being, and Iowa Select Farms’ biosecurity protocols are followed by all CDL drivers, gooseneck drivers and wash personnel. Hours are 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mon. - Fri. and some weekends in the event of an emergency. This position will “float” as needed between both job sites ensuring all company protocols are being met. In addition, the Dispatch/Biosecurity Manager will take dispatch phone calls alternating weekly to cover the night shift. The position will oversee and manage scheduling drivers and loads as well as process contract driver payments and staff payroll. Additional responsibilities include some aspects of repair and maintenance of wash equipment, supply ordering, scheduling maintenance and repairs for company-owned equipment and performing daily DOT inspections.Valid driver’s license a must. Iowa Select Farms offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package. EOE.

Apply online at or contact Craig Ward at 641-648-4479 to request an application.

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 THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT at (641) 333-4700 or come to the COUNTY plant UNION IN THE MATTER OF (1009 S. Brooks St.) to apply Monday through THE ESTATE OF RONALD LEROY SHELLEY, Deceased Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Probate No. ESPR015642

NOTICE OF PROBATE OF WILL, OF APPOINTMENT OF EXECUTOR, AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS To All Persons Interested in the Estate of RONALD LEROY SHELLEY, Deceased, who died on or about January 23, 2014: You are hereby notified that on the 20 th day of February, 2014, the last will and testament of RONALD LEROY SHELAttn: Human Resources LEY, deceased, bearing date of the 9 th day was admitted to pro1009 South Brooks St.of• December, Lenox, IA1992, 50851 in the above named court and that DiFax (641) 333-4800 • Phonebate (641) 333-4700 EOE/AAP ana Dawn Curtis was appointed executor of the estate. Any action to set aside the will must be brought in the district court of said county within the later to occur of four months from the date of the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of mailing of this notice to all heirs of the decedent and devisees under the will whose identities are reasonably ascertainable, or thereafter be forever THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT barred. UNION COUNTY Notice is further given that all persons IN THE MATTER OF indebted to the estate are requested to THE ESTATE OF make immediate payment to the underRONALD LEROY SHELLEY, Deceased signed, and creditors having claims Probate No. ESPR015642 against the estate shall file them with the NOTICE OF PROBATE OF WILL, OF clerk of the above named district court, as APPOINTMENT OF EXECUTOR, AND provided by law, duly authenticated, for NOTICE TO CREDITORS To All Persons Interested in the Estate allowance, and unless so filed by the later of RONALD LEROY SHELLEY, De- to occur of four months from the second ceased, who died on or about January 23, publication of this notice or one month from the date of mailing of this notice (un2014: You are hereby notified that on the 20 th less otherwise allowed or paid) a claim is day of February, 2014, the last will and thereafter forever barred. Dated this 20 th day of February, 2014. testament of RONALD LEROY SHELDiana Dawn Curtis LEY, deceased, bearing date of the 9 th day Executor of estate of December, 1992, was admitted to pro2082 REA Road bate in the above named court and that DiCreston, IA 50801 ana Dawn Curtis was appointed executor of the estate. Any action to set aside the Todd G Nielsen will must be brought in the district court ICIS PIN No: AT0005759 of said county within the later to occur of Attorney for executor four months from the date of the second KENYON & NIELSEN, P.C. publication of this notice or one month 211 N. Maple Street, from the date of mailing of this notice to Creston, IA 50801 all heirs of the decedent and devisees un- Date of second publication: March 5, 2014 der the will whose identities are reason-

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Creston News Advertiser Wednesday, March 5, 2014


Denver Hashbrown Omelet



nly one meal has the power to pull even the most tired souls from the comfort of their beds — a delicious, satisfying and beautiful brunch. With its prime positioning between breakfast and lunch, brunch has quite a following of hungry fans. Whether celebrating a special occasion or “just because,” whether it’s an upscale or laid-back theme you’re after, brunch is an event in itself that brings people together with much anticipation. A savory selection For hosts who like to dabble in the classic morning components of eggs, hashbrowns and other breakfast fare, there are plenty of delicious recipes to serve up. Take this recipe for Denver Hashbrown Omelet, which supplies all the comforts of the diner-menu staple but is very easy to make at home as the Hashbrowns from Hungry Jack® are ready to use, fullyseasoned and can be easily stored in your pantry. Sweet and special While savory meals certainly have their place at brunch, a sweet dish is a great complement and the perfect addition for a wellrounded menu. Look for recipes that combine the elements of sweet and salty, like this dish for Potato Cheese and Apple Tarts. Fresh red delicious apples, gooey Smoked Gouda or Jack cheese and the creamy, homemade taste of Hungry Jack® Mashed Potatoes meld together for bite after delectable bite. For more delicious brunch recipes, visit www.

Denver Hashbrown Omelet Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes Yield: 8 servings 1 carton (4.2 ounces) Hungry Jack ® Premium Hashbrown Potatoes No-stick cooking spray 1 tablespoon butter 1 chopped onion, about 1 1/2 cups 1 diced green bell pepper, about 1 cup 8 eggs 1/2 cup milk (whole or 2 percent) 1 teaspoon salt 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese 1 cup diced cooked ham Preheat oven to 450°F. Spray 9-by-13-inch pan with no-stick cooking spray. Fill hashbrown carton to fill line with hot water. Let stand 12 minutes. Drain any excess water. Heat skillet over medium heat and add butter. After butter melts, add onion and bell pepper, and cook for 5 minutes. Whisk together eggs and milk in large mixing bowl. Add salt, potatoes, cheese, ham and vegetables; mix to combine. Transfer mixture to prepared baking pan. Bake for 20 minutes, or until cooked through and starting to brown.

Cheesy Potato and Apple Tarts Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes Yield: 12 servings (24 tarts) 1 1/3 cups Hungry Jack ® Mashed Potato Flakes 1 1/4 cups water 3 tablespoon butter, divided 1/2 teaspoon salt 2/3 cup milk 1 cup shredded Smoked Gouda or Jack cheese 1 box (14 ounces) refrigerated pie crust, brought to room temperature 1 halved, cored and thinly sliced red delicious apple 1 teaspoon packed brown sugar 2 teaspoons chopped chives Preheat oven to 400°F. Heat water, 2 tablespoons of butter and salt to boiling in medium pot. Remove from heat, and stir in milk and mashed potato flakes with fork until smooth. Add shredded Gouda or Jack cheese and stir until melted. Cut pie crusts into 24 circles about 2 1/2 inches in diameter. Using mini-muffin tin (with cups the size of 1 3/4-by-1-inch), place one pastry circle into each of 24 muffin cups, pressing slightly. Spoon about one tablespoon potato and cheese filling into each cup. Place in oven and bake until pastry edges are golden brown, about 12 to 14 minutes. In small pan, melt remaining tablespoon of butter. Add apple slices and saute until just tender, about 4 minutes. Stir in brown sugar and cook one more minute. When apple slices are cooled enough to handle, place a slice into each cup at an angle, trimming to fit if necessary. Sprinkle with chopped chives and serve.

what’s cookin’ in Breakfast What should I eat for breakfast today? You might consider one these recipes. A quiche full of broccoli, cheddar cheese and smoked ham surrounded by a crispy hash brown crust. Or, step up your morning with the classic ingredients, eggs, bacon and toast, to make an all-in-one sandwich. Smakelijk eten!

Broccoli, Ham & cHeese QuicHe 16 oz. precooked shredded potatoes or frozen hash browns (thawed) 1 3/4 cups liquid egg substitute, such as Egg Beaters, divided 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour 1 Tbsp. canola oil or extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 tsp. salt 2 cups finely chopped broccoli florets

1 cup shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese 3/4 cup finely diced smoked ham - I used 1 cup diced ham 3/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream - I used regular sour cream 1/4 cup minced fresh chives 1/8 tsp. freshly ground pepper

Preheat oven to 375°. Generously coat a 9-inch springform pan with cooking spray. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. If using hash browns, squeeze any excess moisture from the thawed potatoes. Toss shredded potatoes (or hash browns) with 1/4 cup egg substitute, flour, oil and salt in a medium bowl. Pat the mixture into the bottom and 2 inches up the sides of the prepared springform pan. Bake until the potatoes are beginning to brown at the edges, 35 to 40 minutes. Fill the crust with broccoli, cheese and ham. Whisk the remaining 11/2 cups egg substitute, sour cream, chives and pepper in a medium bowl. Place the pan on the prepared baking sheet and pour the egg mixture over the filling. Bake the quiche until the center is just set, 50 minutes to 1 hour. Let cool for 15 minutes. Run a knife around the edges to loosen the sides, remove the pan sides and cut the quiche into wedges. Serves 6. Make Ahead Tip: Prepare crust; cool, wrap and refrigerate for up to 1 day. Let stand at room temperature while you continue with Step 3 and preheat oven. Breakfast panini 1 fried egg - I used 2 eggs as the sandwich was shared 2 slices white or wheat bread, thick salt and pepper, to taste olive oil for brushing grated cheddar cheese - as much as you want to put on the sandwich 1/4 cup arugula - I used spinach leaves 2 bacon slices, fried until crispy - I used 4 pre-cooked slices of bacon Preheat an electric panini maker or George Forman (which I used) on high heat according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Place the bread slices on a cutting board and brush one side of each slice with olive oil. Turn one slice over and sprinkle with cheddar cheese. Top with the bacon and fried egg, and season with salt and pepper. Top with the arugula or spinach (or a little more cheese, as I did) and the other bread slice, olive oil side up. Place the sandwich on the preheated panini maker and cook according to the manufacturer’s instructions until the bread is golden and the cheese is melted, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer the sandwich to a cutting board and cut in half. Serve immediately. Serves 1 or as for us, we shared. Serve with fresh juice and fruit. what’s cookin’ in kyp’s kitchen sponsored by:

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