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Scadden resigns as county’s VA director By JAKE WADDINGHAM

CNA associate editor

Union County is starting the search for a new Veterans Affair director after the resignation of the current director, Kevin Scadden, effective April 1. VFW Post 1797 Commander Gary O’Daniels informed the Union County Board of Supervisors of the resignation during Monday’s meeting and described

the next steps to finding a new director. “Kevin has done a great job of getting everything done and running like it should be,” Scadden O’Daniels said. O’Daniels added the last search for a director had about 15 applicants. The deadline for applying will be March 22 so a new director

Jones Township picks up new clerk, trustee

can be named by April 1. The VA office is required to be open 20 hours a week, but it is up to the director when the office is open for operation.

In other county news

Supervisors unanimously passed the fiscal year 2014-15 budget. The levy is down this year from $13.79 to $13.71. The estimated total assessed value for Union County is also down from $5,292,510 this fiscal year to an estimated $5,195,447 for

FY 2014-15. “We are trying to be frugal and spend only where it needs to go,” said Supervisor Chairman Dennis Brown. Supervisors set a public hearing date for the final amendments to the FY 2013-14 budget at 10 a.m. March 24. Adjustments include secondary roads for equipment and construction costs, the transfer of mental health funds to pay off state bills and expenses for the

medical examiner. Union County Auditor Sandy Hysell said in cases like the medical examiner, it is a guess how many times the county will have to use that service. There are enough funds to cover all the amendments for the FY 2013-14 budget. A public hearing was also set for the new mental health region at 10:15 a.m. March 24. The new region — Southern Hills Regional Mental Health — will start July 1.

Who will it be?

Kiernan Norton, Brenton Barber and Dylan Anson are all on track to become Union County’s 100th Eagle Scout. ■


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Jones Township in Union County was forced to quickly appoint a new clerk and trustee after the previous position holders moved out of the township. The township has a clerk and three trustee positions. Their main responsibility is to pass a budget to take care of the cemeteries in the township and settle fence disputes between neighbors. Britanee Ward was approved as the new clerk by the Union County Board of Supervisors Monday after her parents, Lysa and Mike Ward, moved out of the township. Lysa was serving as the clerk and Mike was a trustee. Supervisors approved Carol McGuire to fill the vacant trustee position. McGuire will be serving with Jerry Henrichs. The third trustee position is currently vacant after Dan Waigand also moved out of the Jones Township. With two trustees and a clerk, there is still a quorum, so the township can pass the budget, but will continue to search for an eligible individual to fill the third trustee position.


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Scouts attain the rank of Eagle Boy Scouts of America’s top distinction. It is an undertaking that requires unwavering devotion, and not all scouts are destined to make it. According to the National Boy Scouts of America, only two percent of Boy Scouts achieve Eagle status. However, in almost 80 years, Union County has produced 99 Eagle Scouts. Troop No. 129, which includes all of Union County, could have its 100th Eagle as early as May. According to Scout Master Dave Jennett, three young Crestonians are quickly moving toward becoming an Eagle Scout — Kiernan Norton,

To become an Eagle, a Scout must earn 21 merit badges, which involve Norton learning a number of leadership and life skills and performing community service. Additionally, each Boy Scout vying for Eagle status must complete a service project, which is chosen, planned and carried out by the Scout. Creston High School sophomore Kiernan Norton, 16, of Creston, the son of Tim and Bunny Norton, is three merit badges away from becoming an Eagle Scout. Norton said he is currently working on finishing merit badge


requirements in family life, fitness and personal management. For Norton, the family life merit badge involves activities like “chores” and working with his parents and siblings as a team to accomplish goals around the house. Personal management involves learning life skills such as managing personal finances and the fitness merit badge requirements


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high school jazz band’s performance of “Blue Train,” the opening piece for the spring concert at Creston High School Monday. The concert was directed by Mike Peters.


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Continued from Page 1 home. Services are pending at challenge him reach a highCreston Powers Funeral Home, junc- er level of personal health. Jim Rice, 88, of Creston Norton said, the more died March 10, 2014, at his tion of highways 25 and 34. challenging of the three is the fitness merit badge. “I rarely do anything,” Norton chuckled. Jennett describes Norton as “very helpful and polite” and “a lot of fun to be around.” “If there is ever anything WEST DES MOINES significant fiscal impacts on to be done, ask him,” said — County officials and counties. Jennett. “He’s always very employees from across County officials will be happy to do it.” the state will travel to Des sharing with their senators A significant portion of Moines Wednesday for the and representatives these the Eagle rank requiresixth annual County Day at fiscal impacts. ments is for the Scout to the Capitol hosted by Iowa The Capitol Rotunda will perform a service project, State Association of Coun- be filled with ISAC affili- benefiting the community, ties (ISAC). The event will ate member organization school or religious institugive county officials and displays. This will give the tion. employees the opportunity different county offices the Of the three in the runto be involved in the legis- opportunity to introduce ning to become the 100th lative process by promot- legislators and the public Eagle Scout, Norton is the ing legislation that is of im- to the important services only one to have finished portance to counties. counties provide and their his Eagle Scout service The event will begin at 10 role in the effective admin- project. a.m. in the Wallace Build- istration of county services. For his project, Norton, Lunch will be provided with the help of his troop ing auditorium. ISAC staff will speak about the current for legislators and attend- and their parents, Norton hot issues and the latest on ing county officials in the landscaped the memorial mental health redesign, Capitol Rotunda West garden at Greater Regionroad funding, addressing Wing. al Medical Center after user fees and other issues This will again give coun- Creston’s 2004 tornado by that will impact local gov- ty officials and employees removing debris, digging the opportunity to interact up shrubs, rebuilding new ernment. From there, the group with legislators. flower beds and placing will travel to the Capitol County Day at the Capi- new plants with supplies at 11 a.m. The time at the tol will give ISAC members donated by Akin Building statehouse will give county an opportunity to work Center, Green Valley Pest officials and employees the toward improving county Control and Lawn Care, opportunity to participate government. Kelly’s Flowers and Savta’s in the lobbying process by Iowa State Association Greenhouse in Creston. meeting with their respec- of Counties is a private, Norton said he stays fotive legislators. nonprofit corporation County officials will fo- whose members are county cus their discussions with officials from the 99 countheir legislators on ISAC’s ties in Iowa. ISAC’s mission is to protop priorities — which are road funding, mental mote effective and responDES MOINES (MCT) – health and disability ser- sible county government Gov. Terry Branstad said vices, user fees and rural for the people of Iowa. For M o n d a y improvement zones. Each further information, visit he empaof these issues will have thizes with people suffering from maladies who have come to Branstad the Statehouse seeking changes that would allow them access to medical marijuana, but he is not willing to sign off on the idea of legalizing the drug in Iowa for medicinal purposes. “I think we have to be careful about drafting our laws just for a few people that have a particular prob-

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cused with the encouragement of his parents, particularly his mother who is an active Boy Scout volunteer. “My mom ... used to be the Girl Scout leader,” said Norton. “She’s been helping through everything and I am really grateful for that.” First class Brenton Barber and Dylan Anson, both 13, of Creston, are currently first class Boy Scouts, three ranks below Eagle. Barber, who is the son of Casey Barber and Charlotte Fletcher of Creston, began his scouting experience as

Eagle Scout requirements A significant portion of the Eagle rank requirements is for the Scout to perform a service project benefiting the community, school or religious institution. Of the three in the running to become the 100th Eagle Scout, Norton is the only one to have finished his Eagle Scout service project.

Barber has helped staff pancake suppers at his church and most recently volunteered serving meals at a homeless shelter in Kansas City. Anson, who is the son of Joe and Tina Anson of Creston, is the troop’s senior patrol leader. At 13, Anson runs the meetings, out meal plans, camp “Multiply that by picks houses and projects. the number of When asked what it takes to become an Eagle Scout, boys that have Anson said it’s a lot of work gone through and Scouts who don’t make the program and the rank just don’t try hard enough. there’s a lot of “You have to be determined to get it,” said Anbenefit to the son. community.” Through Scouts, Anson has also become a junior — Dave Jennett certified scuba diver. After Scout Master taking courses at Southern a Cub Scout and has been a Prairie YMCA, Anson put his skills to the test in the Boy Scout for two years. Aside from Scouts, Bar- depths of Mermit Springs, a ber is also an active vol- spring-feed quarry in southunteer through his church, ern Illinois. Currently, Brenton and United Baptist Presbyterian Church of Mount Ayr. Anson are working togethHis mother described him er on a “citizenship in the as a “loyal and trustworthy” community” merit badge, kid who is “very dedicated which requires eight hours of service projects. to his scouting.”

To meet this badge requirement, Barber and Anson are working on building a house with Habitat for Humanity in Creston with the guidance of Troy Petersen, their merit badge counselor. Lifelong leadership Jennett said Eagle Scouts possess a set of character traits, which include maturity, loyalty, integrity and leadership. “The goal of the scouting program is building tomorrow’s leaders through character and leadership,” said Jennett. With all of the community service hours required to pass through the ranks, Jennett said said there are 24, not including the hours spent on an Eagle Scout service project. “Multiply that by the number of boys that have gone through the program and there’s a lot of benefit to the community.” For more information on Boy Scouts of America, contact Jennett at (641) 7824543, Gordon Crawford at (641) 782-4543 or visit www.

Iowa Gov. Branstad leery of medicinal marijuana lem or ailment,” Branstad told his weekly news conference. Branstad said other states which have loosened laws allowing marijuana for medical or recreational purposes have encountered “unintended consequences” in the aftermath. A total of 20 states and the District of Columbia have adopted prescription programs to dispense marijuana to patients with cancer, epilepsy or other medical conditions. For one thing, the Iowa governor said a growing drug abuse problem in Iowa is the incidents of unauthorized people obtaining prescription drugs and he does

not want to do something that would exacerbate that problem. “I just think there’s a lot more study that needs to go on before we embark on this kind of an experiment,” he said. Bills to legalize medical marijuana have been introduced in the Iowa House and the Iowa Senate but have died in committee. Last week legislative leaders said they welcomed efforts to educate lawmakers about the medicinal merits of marijuana, but the practice is not going to be legalized any time soon. Medical experts and family members of suffering patients have pressed law-

makers and Branstad this year about the therapeutic benefits of marijuana treatments for seizures and other forms of chronic pain. The governor said he feels sympathy for those families but feels there is a need to carefully review the implications of changing the state’s current policy barring legal marijuana uses. Comments: (515) 2437220; —————— ©2014 The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) Visit The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) at thegazette. com Distributed by MCT Information Services

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Holy Spirit Rectory ReRun Shop, noon to 5 p.m., 107 W. Howard St. Chautauqua Circle, 1 p.m., 119th anniversary party, hostesses Judy Woods, Linda Huffman and Sandy Oswald. Program by speech students. Free community meal, 5 to 6p.m., United Church of Christ (Congregational), 501 W. Montgomery St. VFW Post No. 1797, 6 p.m., Elks Lodge, 403 W. Montgomery St. Eagles Aerie, 7 p.m., Eagles Lodge. Eagles Auxiliary, 7:30 p.m., Eagles Lodge. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), 7:30 p.m. closed meeting, St. Malachy Rectory, 407 W. Clark St.


TOPS 116, 9:30 a.m., United Church of Christ (Congregational), 501 W. Montgomery St. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) brown baggers 12x12 study, noon open meeting, St. Malachy


Rectory, 407 W. Clark St. No smoking. Friends Helping Friends Bereavement Support Group, 3 to 5 p.m., Prairie View Assisted Living room 114, 1709 W. Prairie St.


National Association of Retired and Veteran Railway Employees Inc. Unit No. 54, 9 a.m., The Windrow. Blue Grass Optimist Club of Creston, noon, The Pizza Ranch. Kent Dinner Club, 5:30 p.m., Creston Family Restaurant, 802 W. Taylor St. Celebrate Recovery (a Christcentered 12-step program), 6 p.m., Crest Baptist Church, 1211 N. Poplar St. American Legion Auxiliary, 7 p.m., American Legion Post Home, 119 N. Walnut 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.


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Green Hills AEA Teacher Quality Committee, 3 p.m. Thursday, Creston regional office, 257 Swan St. Agenda includes: review requests; internal PD 201314; teacher quality 2013-14; mentors: year 1 and 2 and new staff mid-year day, years 1 and 2; evaluation; recommendations.


Miscellaneous Disturbing the peace, 12:20 a.m., Saturday, West Jefferson Street. Traffic stop, 1:16 a.m., Saturday, West Townline Street. Traffic stop, 8:28 a.m., Saturday, West Mills Street. Traffic stop, 9:36 a.m., Saturday, West Towline Street. Traffic stop, 10:42 a.m., Saturday, Jarvis Street. Information, 11:01 a.m., Saturday, Laurel Street. Shoplifting, 12:05 p.m., Saturday, Laurel Street. Welfare check, 1:04 p.m., Saturday, North Birch Street. Vandalism, 2:31 p.m., Saturday, North Pine Street. Traffic stop, 7:33 p.m., Saturday, Osage Street. Traffic stop, 9:28 p.m., Saturday, North Vine Street. Animal call, 9:45 p.m., Saturday, North Pine Street. Domestic dispute, 12:53 a.m., Sunday, South Cherry Street. Traffic stop, 3:03 a.m., Sunday, North Poplar Street. Information, 6:52 a.m., Sunday, West Adams Street. Assistance, 12:50 p.m., Sunday, North Pine Street. Animal call, 1:48 p.m., Sunday, North Elm Street. Traffic stop, 4:20 p.m., Sunday, West Taylor Street. Welfare check, 4:26 p.m., Sunday, South Stone Street. Traffic stop, 6:24 p.m., Sunday, West Taylor Street. Accident, 6:42 p.m., Sunday, Wyoming Avenue. Assistance, 7:21 p.m., Sunday, West Townline Street. Talk to officer, 8:36 p.m., Sunday, North Birch Street. Domestic dispute, 9:55 p.m., Sunday, North Elm Street.


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Sunrise Sunset 7:29 AM 7:24 PM

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Lo Cond. 29 windy 31 rain 11 sn shower 36 windy 29 sunny

City Davenport Des Moines Dubuque Farmington Fort Dodge Ft Madison Guttenberg Keokuk Lansing LeMars

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Lo Cond. 16 sn shower 25 windy 15 windy 20 sn shower 22 pt sunny 19 sn shower 15 windy 18 sn shower 16 pt sunny 29 mst sunny

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Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — City Briana Hi Lo Cond. G r a c e 29 21 windy Marshaltown PMason a r City k s , 22 14 pt sunny Onawa 42 29 pt sunny sOskaloosa o p h o - 30 19 windy more Ottumwa at 30 19 pt sunny IRed U Oak P U I Parks 41 27 windy Sioux Center Sioux City Spencer Waterloo

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in Indianapolis, Ind., has achieved the academic honor of being named to the university college dean’s list for the fall semester of 2013. She is the daughter of Greg and Sheila Parks and granddaughter of Edward Harvey of Creston. Parks was a 2012 graduate of Shelbyville High School. Contributed photo

Family: Leola Birt Hawthorne of Creston, front left, holds her first greatgreat-grandchild Easton Birt, son of Marcus Birt, front right, both of Boone. In the back row stand Easton’s greatgrandfather Bob Birt of Essex, left, and grandfather Jason Birt of Shenandoah, right.

Saturday at the intersection National of HighwayCities 34 and Willow City Hi Lo Cond. City Hi Lo Cond. Avenue. Atlanta 63 29 windy Phoenix 77 52 mst sunny According to a Union Boston 48 31 rain San Francisco 69 48 sunny County Sheriff report, Chicago 23 11 sn shower Seattle 57 39 sunny Dallas Lee Jackson, 60 36 windy St. Louis 39 25 sn shower Jared 19, of Denver 48 29 sunny Washington, DC 72 31 t-storm Van Wert, driving a 2002 Dodge east on Highway 34 and pulling a 2011 Feather Union County Moon Phases UV Index Lite trailer, struck a 2006 Sheriff Ford driven south on Third Fri Sat Sun Robert Morris Wed of DesThu Street in Thayer by Zach3/14 3/15 3/16 Moines reported 3/12 fence on3/13 ory Taylor Welcher, 19, 5 5 3 his property at Wolf4 Creek 4 of Thayer. Welcher said Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate was cut and six walFirstblinded Full Last DriveNew he was by the Mar sun Mar 8 Mar 16 24 nut tree Mar 30 logs were down The cut UV Index is measured on a 0 11 when he pulled out into the 11 number scale, with a higher UV 0 and taken in the past few Index showing the need for greater path of Jackson’s vehicle. A skin protection. ©2010 American Profile Hometown Contentweeks. bull cow, owned by Robert Service Loss estimate is $6,000. Lee Jackson of Van Wert, More than 13,000 southern Iowans make was also involved in the colus a part of their lives each weekday! lision. Miranda Groves, 15, E-mail the CNA’s of Afton, a passenger in KYLE Welcher’s vehicle, was inWILSON jured in the collision. She kwilson@ was transported to Greater Regional Medical Center by ambulance, where her status is unknown at this time. We Missed Damage estimates are $10,000 to Welcher’s vehicle, $8,000 to Jackson’s vehicle, $4,000 to the Feather Lite trailer and $3,000 in loss of Jackson’s bull cow.

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Traffic stop, 9:58 p.m., Sunday, South Elm Street. Narcotic, 10:24 p.m., Sunday, North Pine Street. Talk to officer, 10:44 p.m., Sunday, North Pine Street. Disturbing the peace, 11:24 p.m., Sunday, North Oak Street. Disturbing the peace, 12:20 a.m., Monday, North Oak Street. Incomplete 911 call, 6:48 a.m., Monday, North Sumner Avenue. Traffic stop, 7:39 a.m., Monday, North Cherry Street. Suspicious vehicle, 8:55 a.m., Monday, North Elm Street. Traffic stop, 11:53 a.m., Monday, West Howard Street. Information, 12:03 p.m., Monday, North Pine Street. Traffic stop, 12:15 p.m., Monday, North Lincoln Street. Talk to officer, 1:29 p.m., Monday, North Pine Street. Talk to officer, 2:39 p.m., Monday, North Pine Street. Disturbing the peace, 2:56 p.m., Monday, South Vine Street. Theft, 3:06 p.m., Monday, North Oak Street. Talk to officer, 4:01 p.m., Monday, North Elm Street. Theft, 4:16 p.m., Monday, West Adams Street. Assistance, 4:24 p.m., Monday, Quiet Harbor. Talk to officer, 4:58 p.m., Monday, North Birch Street. Talk to officer, 5:13 p.m., Monday, South Maple Street. Traffic stop, 6:03 p.m., Monday, North Chestnut Street. Theft, 7:06 p.m., Monday, North Oak Street. Fighting, 8:14 p.m., Monday, South Elm Street. Traffic stop, 10:40 p.m.,

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44 years a prisoner: The case of Eddie Conway Marshall “Eddie” Conway walked free from prison this week, just one month shy of 44 years behind bars. He was convicted of the April 1970 killing of a Baltimore police officer. Conway has always maintained his innocence. At the time of his arrest and trial, he was a prominent member of the Baltimore chapter of the Black Panther Party, the militant black-rights organization that was the principal focus of COINTELPRO, the FBI’s illegal “counterintelligence program.” The FBI, under the leadership of J. Edgar Hoover, surveilled and infiltrated Black Panther chapters from coast to coast, disrupting their organizing activities, often with violence. The prosecution alleged Conway was behind the fatal shooting of Baltimore police officer Donald Sager. The case hinged on the testimony of a police officer and a jailhouse informant, who claimed Conway described the crime while they were sharing a cell. Former Baltimore NAACP President Marvin “Doc” Cheatham, a longtime supporter of Conway’s, told The Baltimore Sun: “This was when the COINTEL program was at its

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height. ... They did not have a witness who saw him there. They had no fingerprints or evidence there. They basically convicted him on the basis of what we now call an informant.” A global movement grew calling for Conway’s release. In 2001, the Baltimore City Council passed a resolution asking the Maryland governor to pardon him. Conway’s arrest happened a full year before a group of anti-war activists broke into the FBI field office in Media, Pa., and took thousands of pages of classified FBI documents and released them to the press. The word “COINTELPRO” was exposed for the first time. One of Conway’s attorneys for more than 20 years, Bob Boyle, explained: “Mr. Conway’s trial took place in January of 1971. The break-in at the office in Media, Pennsylvania, which led to the dis-

closures concerning COINTELPRO, did not occur until April of 1971. So Eddie went to trial at a time when COINTELPRO was still active and the jury did not know that there was this campaign to neutralize the leadership and the organization of the Black Panther Party.” It was in this environment that the Baltimore chapter of the Black Panther Party was created. Conway had been in the U.S. Army in Germany and was bound for Vietnam. Then, in the summer of 1967, he saw a photo of the riots in Newark, N.J. He told me, “They put armored personnel carriers in the center of the black community, and they pointed .50 caliber machine guns at about 25 or 30 black women standing on a corner ... something was wrong with that picture, and I could probably come home and help join some efforts to reform that.” He joined the NAACP, and he joined CORE (the Congress of Racial Equality). He continued: “I looked at all the different organizations, and the Black Panther Party represented at least a serious attempt to start feeding the children,

to start educating the population, to start organizing health care and stuff like that. So I joined and started working with them.” What Conway didn’t know was that the Baltimore chapter of the Panthers was actually created by a police infiltrator. Conway became suspicious of one of the local Black Panther leaders. He told me: “There was a defense captain named Warren Hart, he worked for the National Security Agency. ... I was instrumental in exposing him after a lengthy investigation, and he fled the country.” Not long after exposing the agent, Conway was arrested for the charges that ultimately landed him in prison for close to 44 years. He led an exemplary life behind bars, movingly detailed in his memoir, “Marshall Law.” He told us on the “Democracy Now!” news hour about Maryland’s prisons: “There was a tremendous amount of young men in prison, and because there wasn’t anything constructive to do, there was a tremendous amount of violence. So I started off first trying to, one, change that violence thing, and then, two, find things

that could help enhance the prisoner’s life.” He co-founded Friend of a Friend, a prison mentoring program affiliated with the American Friends Service Committee, to help the youngest and most vulnerable prisoners adapt and better survive the brutal prison system. Eddie Conway will turn 68 in April. After 44 years behind bars, you would think he would never want to set foot in a prison again. But that is not Eddie Conway. For his future, he says: “I’m going to continue to work with the Friend of a Friend organization. I think we’ve saved a lot of lives. I think we can save a lot more.” *** Denis Moynihan contributed research to this column. *** Amy Goodman is the host of “Democracy Now!,” a daily international TV/radio news hour airing on more than 1,200 stations in North America. She is the co-author of “The Silenced Majority,” a New York Times best-seller. (c) 2014 Amy Goodman Distributed by King Features Syndicate

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San Francisco bars banned patrons from wearing Google Glasses HOLLYWOOD — God bless America, and how’s everybody? Colorado is launching a one million dollar TV ad campaigne aimed at targeting drivers high on marijuana. The police say they’re easy to spot. They say a drunk driver will coast through a stop sign in a neighborhood but a stoned driver will stop and wait for it to turn green. John Travolta told reporters Friday he never heard of Oscar winner Idina Menzel whose name he mangled at the Oscars. He never heard of a huge Broadway musical star from Rent, Wicked, Glee and Disney musicals. So it’s quite possible that John Travolta isn’t gay after all. The Golf Channel announced it will air a three-part series on the life and legacy of Arnold Palmer in the week of the Masters. The documentary covers Arnie’s life from his childhood to his epic career. One of the little lies which Protestants tell the world is that we don’t have a pope. Martin Luther King’s daughter Bernice urged her brothers not to sell their father’s Bible and Nobel Peace Prize. The sons control the estate and have a buyer. It’s so disrespectful of MLK’s legacy the Ku Klux Klan of Georgia just threatened to sue the sons for adversaryabuse. San Francisco bars banned patrons from wearing Google Glasses Friday. The eyeglasses have a tiny mounted cam-

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era that records everything you see, stores it on your iPhone and posts it online. This invention could go down as the polio vaccine of unwanted sexual advances. Washington D.C. was rated the country’s most literate city in a study based on book store sales and newspaper sales Thursday. Seattle and Minneapolis were second and third. Los Angeles wasn’t eligible because they refused to consider the amount of texts read while driving. Texas Governor Rick Perry brought down the house speaking to the CPAC Convention in Washington Friday. Great to see him back. During the last presidential campaign, Rick Perry made so many gaffes it was hard to tell if he was running against President Obama or Joe Biden. President Obama misspelled Respect while paying tribute to Aretha Franklin at a White House concert Thursday. He nervously spelled out R-S-E-P-E-C-T then blushed as the crowd laughed at him. Poland watched it on the news and got the distinct impression that they’re next. Vladimir Putin was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize Wednesday . The winner will be

announced in October. Everyone’s happy Putin was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for all he’s done, but he’s got some stiff competition from Hologram Hitler and Zombie the Hun. President Obama threatened to seize Russian assets in the U.S. over the Crimea grab. He’d have bi-partisan support. A Russian oligarch owns the Brooklyn Nets, and if there’s one thing Democrats and Republican agree on it’s that Barack Obama was born to be an NBA team owner. Crimea parliament voted to split away from Ukraine and join Russia Friday as Vladimir Putin looked on. It’s believed to be part of his plan to re-create the Soviet Union. Russians used to have to leap over a Berlin Wall to escape Russia, now they just have to post a provocative photo. John Kerry declared Friday that in this century you don’t invade another country on a trumpedup pretext. Has he got amnesia? John Kerry voted for it before he voted against it after Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction turned out to be condoms that glow in the dark. North Korea’s dictator Kim Jung Un fired four missiles last week that barely made it into the sea just off the east coast of the country. It solves one riddle. At last we know the reason why the chicken crossed the road, it was to get away from Kim Jung Un’s inter-continental missiles.



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Don’t let Facebook dictate how you feel By Kathy Lu KC Star

(MCT) — A friend’s New Year’s greeting arrived in the mail a few weeks ago. He apologized for the delay in the note, but I didn’t mind. I’m a procrasti-card sender myself. Though I know it’s coming every year, I don’t start thinking about the holiday/ New Year’s card until Dec. 15. Then it becomes a constant nag — get the right photos, choose a design, write the message that’s beyond perfunctory but below gushing. Finally, if all goes well, I’m sitting down six weeks later to address the envelopes. This year, especially because my family just moved halfway across the country from a place where I had lived for nearly two decades, that task evoked a new feeling. As I addressed the cards, it made me appreciate each of the people on the mailing list. Though not everyone was a close friend (and some names may eventually fall off the list as new ones are added), seeing and writing their names made me think of our friend-

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Ronnie and Crystal Ray of Creston announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter T’Lee Ray of Creston to Zach Girard, son of Malisa Girard, both of Osceola. Ray is a 2010 graduate of Creston High School. She is a 2014 graduate of Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Mo., with a major in animal science. She plans to attend Iowa State University for veterinary medicine in the fall of 2014. Girard is a 2010 graduate of Clarke Community High School. He attends Northwest Missouri State University with a major in sociology. He is currently employed with Union County Sheriff’s office. The couple are planning a June 14 wedding in Creston.

Lee card shower planned Cassie Abbott and Kaleb Bissell

Abbott, Bissell plan September wedding Greg and Melody Abbott of Creston announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter Cassie Abbott of Creston to Kaleb Bissell, son of Rick and Jolene Bissell, all of Corning. Abbott is a 2010 graduate of Creston High School. She graduated from Des Moines Area Community College in 2013 and is currently employed at PCSB Bank in Corning. Bissell is a 2008 graduate of Corning High School. He graduated from Iowa State University in 2013 and is currently employed at Dalton Ag Products in Lenox. The couple are planning a Sept. 27 wedding in Villisca.

The family of Marilyn Lee is hosting a card shower in honor of her 75th birthday March 18. Cards may be sent to her at 509 N. Maple St., Creston, IA 50801.

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ship and the shared moments that moved me to add them to the list. It reminded me of a story I heard on public radio about how Facebook users can be depressed by what they see on the social media service. In an interview, a 20-something woman said scrolling through her Facebook friends’ updates started to upset her because all she saw were either photos of wonderful trips her friends had taken or the delicious food they had eaten. Not having as much disposable income herself, the posts just seemed to rub that in. Then the story mentioned studies that showed how people who engaged more on Facebook — by commenting, by liking things — were less likely to feel this way than Facebook voyeurs. Sending my cards made me think about life before Facebook, when you really had no idea what was happening in distant friends’ lives. You certainly weren’t distressed by what they have eaten or where they have gone. Actively writing the names and addresses also made me

Dix card shower planned

The family of Marie Pool is hosting a card shower in honor of her 99th birthday March 15. Cards may be sent to her at Prairie View Assisted Living, 1709 W. Prairie Street, Creston, IA 50801.

pay a little extra attention to each recipient, though I haven’t seen some in more than a year. One would even find out about my move via the card (and chide me about it, as he should have, in a letter that arrived weeks later). Don’t get me wrong. It’s great that I can get real-time updates from my Facebook friends — and chances are I would find out about one of them moving long before getting any card in the mail. But it did take some time for me to put Facebook postings in perspective; though news flows through my feed all day long, I’m the one who controls how much I want to read. Is there a connection between happiness and engagement? I don’t know, but I do know this: When I am making a pair of earrings or beading a necklace, my mind cannot wander and I feel peace. When I am editing, writing or reporting a story, my mind is focused and I feel purpose. And when I address envelopes to send cards to friends, I feel love.

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Horoscope Wednesday, March 12, 2014 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) This is a lovely day for social occasions, the arts, movies, the theater, sports events or a great date with your main squeeze. However, it is a mildly accident-prone day for your kids, so be vigilant. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Spontaneous entertaining at home might occur today. Something unusual will take place within your family or where you live. Perhaps you will bring home something new and high-tech? GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Expect to meet new people, see new places and discover new ideas because today is ripe for exciting change. Someone might say something that surprises you. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You might see ways to suddenly boost your income today or make money on the side. Meanwhile, watch your cash flow. You might find money; you might lose money. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) You feel independent and strong today, which is why you are eager to discuss inventive, original ideas with others. You might meet a new friend. Something unusual will please you today. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) You feel restless and full of excitement today, perhaps because you are doing something different and unusual. Be open to new experiences and stay flexible to changing situations. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Someone might surprise you today, or you might meet someone new who is unusual and unorthodox. This is not a boring day! SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Surprising details about your personal life suddenly might be public today. Or possibly, a conversation with a boss, parent or person in authority takes an unusual turn. Be prepared. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Travel plans will be interrupted, delayed or canceled today. Alternatively, you suddenly might have an opportunity to take a trip. Schedules related to higher education are also subject to change. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) An unexpected gift or favor from someone else might come your way today. Keep your pockets open and your

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Peverley collapses DALLAS — Once Rich Peverley collapsed on the Dallas bench, neither the Stars nor the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets felt up to finishing the game. With the Blue Jackets leading 1-0 early in the first period on Monday night, play was quickly halted when Peverley had a heart problem while on the bench. Play was halted 6:23 in as Peverley was quickly carried down the tunnel. A public address announcement was made several minutes later that the 31-year-old Peverley was conscious and taken to a hospital. A hush fell over the crowd during the lengthy delay between the time play was stopped and when the game was called off. There was no immediate announcement of when the game would be made up. Peverley missed the preseason and the season opener because of a procedure to correct an irregular heartbeat, a condition diagnosed during a training camp physical. He made his Stars debut on Oct. 5 against Washington.

Embiid out LAWRENCE, Kan. — Kansas Jayhawks freshman big man Joel Embiid is out for the Big 12 tournament and will likely miss the first weekend of the NCAA tournament. The 7-foot Cameroon native went to Los Angeles for a second opinion on his ailing back on Monday. Jayhawks coach Bill Self told earlier in the day he was confident that Embiid would play in the NCAA tourney, and thought there was a chance he could play in the Big 12 tournament. However, after Embiid met with a spinal specialist, the initial stress fracture prognosis was confirmed and he was ruled out of the Big 12 tourney and is unlikely to play the first weekend of the NCAA tournament. Embiid won Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year honors and is considered the leading candidate to be selected No. 1 in the June NBA Draft — if he elects to leave school after this season. He averaged 11.2 points, 8.1 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per game this season.


Murray’s Patton becomes two-time all-stater By LARRY PETERSON CNA sports writer •

Kate Patton became only the second two-time all-state girls basketball player at Murray High School this week. The 5-foot-5 senior guard was named to the Iowa Newspaper Association second allstate team today as a utility player, after making the thirdteam backcourt last year as a junior. The team is selected by a panel of Iowa sportswriters, with assistance from the Iowa Basketball Coaches Association. This year Patton broke the career and single-season scoring records held by the only other two-time Murray all-stater — Kristin (Shields) Flaherty, who held the previous record of 1,248 points set in 2007. Patton set the single-season mark of 429 points while averaging 18.7 for the 20-3 Lady Mustangs. Her career record to- Patton tal is 1,340 points. She also holds the school career steals record of 464 and ranked third in the state this year in that category with 139. She averaged 6.0 steals and 4.3 assists per game. Nobody in Murray history has made more free throws in one season than Patton’s 130 this year. She shot 65.7 percent from the line this year and 41.8 percent from the field, hitting 15-of-46 from 3-point range for 32.6 percent. Patton also ranks third at Murray in career assists. “I might be a little biased, but I think Kate is the best all-around player in the Bluegrass Conference,” coach Jerry Shields said. “She’s one of the best kids I’ve ever had for seeing the floor. She’s small, but so strong, she could throw

a two-hand chest pass to the other end of the floor if she saw somebody open for a layup. She’s a good leader and great in academics, too. It will be tough to replace her.” Patton used her all-around athletic skills to create problems for opponents defensively, and as a floor leader on offense. While also a standout softball and volleyball player, she’s among the state’s elite in track and field. Patton was runner-up in the Class 1A 100-meter dash last spring, and also placed in the top eight in three other events — 200 meters, 400 meters and long jump. She was third in the 200 meters, and plans to be a sprinter at Central College next year. Patton was all-conference four years at Murray, leading the Lady Mustangs to a 53-17 record the past three seasons. She has been named to the Class 1A Select Team for the Iowa Girls Coaches Association All-Star Series April 5-6 in Cedar Rapids. Patton, (Shields) Flaherty and Shawna (Boles) Kelley are the only three 1,000-point scorers in Murray history. Patton scored 30 points in a 63-59 win over Ankeny Christian for the team’s first Bluegrass Conference tournament title since 2007. She had 22 points and 10 steals in a 66-27 win over Lenox Dec. 19 to reach the 1,000-point mark. Teammate Megan Oswald and guards Madison Laib of Ankeny Christian Academy and Brittany Roby of Twin Cedars were other all-state candidates from the Bluegrass Conference. Oswald, a 5-11 senior, averaged 11.2 points and a teamhigh 8.7 rebounds per game for the Lady Mustangs. She was first-team all-conference. Laib, a 5-7 senior, averaged 21.4 points for an 18-5 Ankeny Christian team. Roby averaged 20.2 points for Twin Cedars, which finished 9-13. The 1A all-state team had other familiar names to


Murray senior guard Kate Patton eclipses the 1,000-point mark for her career with a layup over the defense of Lenox’s Jacy Stoaks during a Murray win in December. Patton was named to the INA’s all-state second team today.

southwest Iowa basketball fans. Stanton senior Carmen Subbert, already a volleyball all-stater, joins Patton on the basketball second team as a front court player. The 5-8 leaper averaged 20.1 points, 7.8 rebounds and 3 steals for the Viqueens, who lost to Bedford in the regional finals. London Vais, leader of Adair-Casey’s state tournament team that lost to champion Burlington Notre Dame in the quarterfinals, is on the first team front court. The 5-10 senior averaged 20.3 points and 10.0 rebounds. Fremont-Mills guard Macy Williams is on the secondteam backcourt after averaging 18.5 points with 139 steals this season. F-M was defeated by Stanton in regional play. Newell-Fonda, back-toback state runner-up, has two first-teamers in senior post player Claudia Larsen and

guard Renee Maneman, who both plan to play at Northwestern College. Bedford’s balanced statetournament team did not have any all-staters this year, but the sophomore-dominated squad showed promise for the future by knocking off Murray and Stanton to reach the 1A quarterfinals, where they lost 73-37 to runner-up Newell-Fonda. Top candidate for all-state honors from the Lady Bulldogs squad was guard Fallyn Beemer. The 5-6 sophomore averaged 15.2 points with 100 steals and 49 assists while finishing among the state 3-point leaders at 67-of-242. Senior post player Madison Walston and guard Emily Weed were other candidates after earning all-conference honors in the Pride of Iowa. Iowa Newspaper Association Girls all-state basketball Class 1A first team

Front line — Claudia Larsen, Newell-Fonda, 6-1, Sr.; London Vais, Adair-Casey, 5-10, Sr.; Caitlyn Riese, Colo-Nesco, 6-1, Sr. Back court — Renee Maneman, Newell-Fonda, 5-5, Sr.; Paige Danner, Ar-We-Va, 5-7, Sr.; Taylor Hickey, Burlington Notre Dame, 5-6, Jr. Utility — Jasmine DeMers, Storm Lake St. Marys, 5-10, Sr.; Shelby Hembera, Cedar Valley Christian, 6-0, Jr. Class 1A second team Front line — Carmen Subbert, Stanton, 5-8, Sr.; Sylvia Amlie, Janesville, 6-0, Sr.; Kameo Pope, Belle Plaine, 6-0, Sr. Back court — Macy Williams, Fremont-Mills, 5-6, Jr.; Shayla Dean, Colo-Nesco, 5-3, Jr.; Riley Kilbride, Burlington Notre Dame, 5-7, Soph. Utility — Kate Patton, Murray, 5-5, Sr.; Morgan Christner, New London, 5-10, Soph. Class 1A third team Front line — Noreen Morrow, Harris-Lake Park, 6-0, Sr.; Cassie Cullen, Lynnville-Sully, 5-10, Sr.; Hattie Davidson, NorthwoodKensett, 5-8, Soph. Back court — Madison Wood, Rockford, 5-8, Sr.; Andrea Hughson, East Buchanan, 5-8, Sr.; Victoria Leyh, Janesville, 5-7, Sr. Utility — Molly Cunard, Heartland Christian, 6-1, Sr.; Julia Gronenboom, North Mahaska, 5-9, Jr.

INA all-state girls basketball The Iowa Newspaper Association named Alexis Conaway of MOC-Floyd Valley as “Miss Basketball.” Conaway lead her team to the Class 3A state championship as they defeated Unity Christian 63-57 in the finals.   Conaway scored a new single-game tournament record with 46 points in the semifinals for a win over Mediapolis. For the season she averaged 21.7 points, 8.4 rebounds per game with 111 assists, 120 steals and 71 blocked shots. Conaway has signed on with the Iowa State University volleyball team where she will be continuing her education this fall.

Bonds back SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Barry Bonds put on a San Francisco Giants uniform Monday morning for the first time since his final major league game as a player in 2007. He is noticeably slimmer than in his final seasons as a player — shedding considerable weight since becoming an avid cyclist — so the uniform is probably a somewhat smaller size than he previously wore, but he was delighted to wear it again. At 49, Bonds says he could still hit balls out of the park, but the game’s controversial home run king is not here to do that. He is here to work for the next seven days as a roving instructor for the Giants.

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Lamoni center Jeremy Deemer (50) moves to the basket against Elijah Kinseth of Belmond-Klemme during Thursday’s Class 1A state quarterfinal action at Wells Fargo Arena. Deemer had 23 points and 11 rebounds in Lamoni’s 56-55 loss. The second-seeded Demons finished at 25-1. Belmond-Klemme advances at 23-3.

Sports briefs Booster meeting Creston Activities Booster Club will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at A&G Steakhouse and Lounge. Agenda includes spring concessions for soccer and track, setting up scholarship committee to hold review meeting, activities report, stadium chairs, and orders for Creston District service


SWCC track For Southwestern Community College track and field results from the indoor national championships, see Wednesday’s CNA sports section. The Spartans competed in five events, sending a total of seven athletes. John Rivan and Theo Pin-

iau competed in the 60 meter dash, while Piniau also competed in the 400 meter dash. Rayvonne Brown competed in the 600 meter run. The men’s 4x400 relay team consisted of Brown, Piniau, Ian Morrison, Joe Bierl and Marquis Flowers. Shamell Mangrum competed in the women’s shot put.

Class 2A First team Front line — Alissa Brown, Jesup, 6-0, Sr.; Jamie Gesink, Western Christian, 5-8, Jr.; Kari Fitzpatrick, Edgwood-Colesburg, 5-11, Jr. Back court — Nicole Miller, North Linn, 5-9, Jr.; Ellie Herzberg, Manson Northwest Webster, 5-9, Sr.; Ellie Ruffridge, Pocahontas, 5-3, Fr. Utility — Olivia Godfrey, Panorama, 6-0, Sr.; Jenna Lehman, Iowa City Regina, 5-10, Sr. Second team Front line — Alli Huss, Fort Dodge St. Edmond, 6-0, Sr.; Ellen Gallagher, Woodbury Central, 6-0, Sr.; Haley Birks, South Central Calhoun, 6-0, Jr. Back court — Casey Miles, Hudson, 5-8, Sr.; Abbey Meyer, Cascade, 5-3, Sr.; Morgan Muhlbauer, IKMManning, 5-9, Jr. Utility — Kylie Ferguson, Council Bluffs St. Albert, 5-10, Sr.; Anna Yung, Fort Dodge St. Edmond, 5-9, Sr. Third team Front line — Rachel Struve, South O’Brien, 5-11, Sr.; Channing Wunsch, North Butler, 5-10, Sr.; Brooke Wooten, Maquoketa Valley, 5-9, Sr. Back court — Kayla Prosser, South Hardin, 5-9, Sr.; Alissa Pollema, Western Christian, 5-6, Sr.; Tasha Alexander, Eddyville-BlakesburgFremont, 5-8, Sr. Utility — Ashley Dumler, DikeNew Hartford, 5-11, Sr.; Hallie Linhart, Central Decatur, 5-9, Jr. Class 3A First team Front court — Arika Wooldridge, Center Point-Urbana, 6-0, So.; Miranda Murphy, North Polk, 5-10, Sr.; Andrea Larson, Mediapolis, 6-0, Jr. Back court — Alexis Conaway, MOC-FV, 6-0, Sr.; Kennedy Salow, Center Point-Urbana, 6-0, Sr.; Kassidy DeJong, Unity Christian, 5-10, Jr. Utility — Paige Greiner, Williamsburg, 5-6, Sr.; Serena Parker, Shenandoah, 6-0, Jr. Second team Front court — Heidi Hillyard, Mediapolis, 6-0 Jr.; Gracey Griglione, Interstate 35, 6-1, Fr.; Emily McDonald, MOC-FV, 6-0, Sr. Back court — Shelby Graves, Davis County, 5-7, Sr.; Emma Dau, Spirit Lake, 6-0, Jr.; Kate Walker, Red

Oak, 5-11, Jr. Utility — Ashley Burrows, Bondurant-Farrar, 5-9, Sr.; Miles Ludwigs, Sergeant Bluff-Luton, 5-10, Sr. Third team Front court — Nicole Burgin, Oelwein, 6-0, Sr.; Krista Bousema, Sheldon, 5-9, Sr.; Logan Anderson, Clear Lake, 5-8, Sr. Back court — Addie Oberman, Northeast Goose Lake, 5-11, Sr.; Kaely Hummel, Cherokee, 5-8, So.; Tessa Anderson, Crestwood, 5-8, Sr. Utility — Katie Landhuis, MOC-FV, 5-8, Sr.; Megan Murphy, North Polk, 5-7, Sr. Class 4A First team Front line — Claire Marburger, Perry, 5-11, Jr.; Rose Simon-Ressler, Western Dubuque, 5-9, Jr.; Jess Schaben, Harlan, 6-2, Jr. Back court — Jenna Bork, Sioux City Bishop Heelan, 5-8, Sr.; Dani Heritage, Dallas Center-Grimes, 5-8, Sr.; Gabie Doud, Ballard, 5-10, So. Utility — Mariah Criswell, Winterset, 5-9, Jr.; Taylor Frederick, Harlan, 6-1, So. Second team Front line — Megan Maahs, Western Dubuque, 6-0, So.; Kirstin Martindale, Spencer, 5-11, Sr.; Michalyn Mohr, Marion, 5-10, Jr. Back court — Morgan Neuendorf, Waverly-Shell Rock, 5-9, Sr.; Agatha Beier, Carlisle, 5-8, Fr.. Utility — Megan Todd, Sioux City Bishop Heelan, 5-8, Jr.; Evan Hundley, North Scott, 6-1, Jr. Third team Front line — Mariah McPartland, Boone, 6-2, Jr.; Amanda Brainerd, Central DeWitt, 6-0, So.; Jinaya Houston, Davenport North, 6-0, Fr. Back court — Mikayla Larson, Des Moines Hoover, 5-9, Sr.; Deja Jackson, Grinnell, 5-7, Jr.; Maggie Lowe, Perry, 5-6, Jr. Utility — Jessica Holterhaus, Pella, 5-10, Jr.; Taryne Shull, Mount Pleasant, 6-1, Sr. Class 5A First team Front line — Haley Lorenzen, Iowa City High, 6-3, Sr.; Blaire Thomas, Waterloo West, 5-11, Sr.; Audrey Faber, Dowling Catholic, 6-1, Jr. Back court — Haley Puk, Waterloo West, 6-0, Sr.; Emily Clemens, Muscatine, 5-5, Sr.; Makenzie Meyer, Mason City, 5-10, So. Utility — Dani Franklin, Cedar Rapids Washington, 6-1, Sr.; Tanya Meyer, Sioux City West, 6-0, Sr. Second team Front line — Reilly Jacobson, Waukee, 6-1, So.; Jaali Winters, Ankeny Centennial, 6-3, Jr.; Amanda Ollinger, Cedar Rapids Jefferson, 6-2, So. Back court — Kiera Washpun, Iowa City High, 5-6, Sr.; Madi Agey, West Des Moines Valley, 5-7, Sr.; Roichelle Marble, Des Moines East, 5-7, Sr. Utility — Meredith Burkhall, Des Moines Roosevelt, 6-2, Jr.; Aleena Hobbs, Cedar Rapids Washington, 5-10, Sr. Third team Front line — Madison Wood, Cedar Falls, 6-3, Sr.; Morgan Martin, Cedar Rapids Kennedy, 6-1, Sr.; Annie Penquite, Southeast Polk, 5-10, Sr. Back court — Becca Hittner, Dowling Catholic, 6-0, So.; Katie Sommer, Linn-Mar, 5-5, Sr.; Mikaela Morgan, Iowa City West, 5-11, Jr. Utility — Grace Vander Weide, West Des Moines Valley, 5-11, Jr.; Myah Mellman, Mason City, 5-7, Sr.


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Miscellaneous For Sale

Business Services MCNEILL TREE SERVICE. Topping, Trimming and Removal. Free Estimates, insured. Call David at 641-344-9052. CLARK'S TREE & STUMP Removal. Free Estimates, Insured. Call 641-782-4907 or 641342-1940.

Employment CRESTON CAREGIVER needed. Assist senior with housekeeping and meals Mon/Fri 910:30a.m.; Tue/ Wed/Thur 6-7:30a.m., $8.50/hr. Great permanent part-time position. Call Caretech 1-800991-7006.

New Today FULL TIME POSITION with local company. $10.00 to $14.00 per hour plus benefits. No experience necessary. High school graduate, valid driver's license, & background check required. Duties include fertilizing, spraying, mowing, landscaping, & snow removal. Call Green Valley Pest Control & Lawn Care, 641782-4540 for an application or info. PLUMBERS & HELPERS, New Construction & Service Cook Plumbing Corporation, 1425 Fuller Road, West Des Moines EEO

Help Wanted

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TO OUR READERS Creston Publishing Company does not knowingly accept advertising which is in violation of the law. We do not knowingly accept advertising that is fraudulent or has malicious intent. While we attempt to screen advertising with potential of fraud, it is impossible to screen all potential problems. We strongly encourage readers to exercise caution and common sense, particularly when dealing with unfamiliar companies.

For Rent ACREAGE FOR RENT: 3 bedroom, 2 bath mobile home near Greenfield. 3 acres set up for horses. $700/mo. rent plus utilities, $700 deposit, references required, 402-721-2313 leave message.

New Today CROPLAND FOR CASH RENT. Appx 333 acres Grant, Adams Co.; 48 acres Nodaway, Adams Co.; 72 acres, Nodaway, Taylor Co. For info to submit bids call Christine at 515-465-5326 or email

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New Today BLACK WHIRLPOOL SIDE BY SIDE refrigerator with ice and water in the door, five years old, in very good condition, $500.00, call or text 641-344-7525. SOLID OAK DINING table with claw feet, includes 4 chairs, 1 captain chair, 1 leaf, excellent condition. 641-3440725.

Real Estate FOR SALE: 2-bedroom remodeled house. $25,000. $4000 down, $21,000 financed by owner, 9% interest, $400.00 monthly payments, 641-344-3201.

Statewides Make Top Pay DRIVING FLATBED - Excellent Pay Package, BIG CPM + Benefits, 10,000 miles/ month average. ALL late-model equipment. CDL-A, 1-Year OTR Required. 888.476.4860 (INCN)

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$50 or Less ONE BLACK 10 INCH “Shindana” doll with hair, open shut eyes, excellent condition, $25.00, 641-333-2545.



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NICE CLEAN 2 BEDROOM HOME with garage and yard for Hwy. 34 • Creston rent, has appliances including washer / dryer, Livestock recently remodeled, quiet neighborhood, no smoking, no pets, $675 FOR SALE: PUREBRED per month, 641-782registered black Angus 7208. bulls, freeze branded, semen checked, good disposition. Also purebred open heifers. Complete sale information is published in the Bradley Angus Farms, Wednesday edition of the Creston News Advertiser 641-344-3875. and/or the Southwest Iowa Advertiser

Creston Family Restaurant


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.”


Henry A. WAllAce Country Life Center

“Fresh, local ingredients in a casual country setting.”

Fridays for lunch & Dinner starting March 14

Reservations Recommended

LUNCHES 11am-1pm

DINNERS 5:30-8pm






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plete advertising. No Small Items, Tires or Pallet Items Accepted After Friday, Mar. 28. Gilbert’s Sale Yard, LLC, 641-398-2218. 2 Mi. N. of Floyd, IA On Hwy. 218. Tractor House Internet Bidding Available. (MCN)

& Quote. 866-3091507 (MCN)



GUN SHOW: Pocahontas, Iowa, March 22 & 23, 2014, Saturday 9 - 5; Sunday 9 - 3; Pocahontas Expo Center; Buy, Sell, Trade, Food on Site; Contact Chad Boysen at 712-358-1051 (MCN) Trailer CLOSE-OUT Sale on ALL ALUMA Trailers! Aluminum enclosed 6x12, 7x12, 7x16 and all utility, mower, atvutv trailers, MUST GO NOW! H&H 7x16 enclosed $4,186.00, 6x12 $2,249.00 & up. 130 trailers on SALE!!! 515-972-4554 (MCN) TRUCK DRIVERS WANTED - Up to $7,500.00 Sign-on Bonus! Top 100 Companies! Great Pay, Home Time and Benefits! Choose the

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

Vintage Park Apartments

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

Basement Clearance Sale Sale Price Reduced an Additional

1/2 Off

Men’s, Women’s and Children’s Shoes! — Steve Steve& & Jane JaneMcCann, McCann,Owners Owner — — —

219 W. Adams Adams St. St. •• Creston Creston •• 641-782-7621 641-782-7621 219 W.

DRIVERS WANTED American Concrete (an Oldcastle Company)

“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

Apply online at:

HELP WANTED NOW! Rock-Star Attitudes Needed! Cash Daily, Must Be Free To Travel, Over 18 With A Positive Attitude. Major Cities And Resorts Are Waiting For You. Apply Today: 1-877223-3181 (MCN) MACHINERY CONSIGNMENT SALE: MON., APR. 7, 2014 at 9:00 A.M. Consign early by Mar. 24, 2014 for com-

• Professional Appearance • High School Diploma or Equivalent • Valid Driver’s license and vehicle • Some travel required • Full benefits - vacation, personal, sick days, 40 hour work week, competitive wages. Apply in person: 600 W. Taylor St., Suite C Creston, IA 50801

Certified Medication Aide Full Time Day shift Memory Care

Certified Medication Aide Part time General Assisted Living Part Time Over night shift Certified Medication Aide

Applications / Resumes may be submitted confidentially online at

For more information please contact Amy Edmonson- Bonebrake at 641-782-3131




1709 W. Prairie St., Creston, IA

DIG UP SOME REAL BARGAINS IN OUR CLASSIFIED AD PAGES To place your ad call, email or write today! Creston News Advertiser PO Box 126, Creston, IA 50801 641-782-2141 ext. 239



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.

OUR SPORTSMEN WILL PAY TOP DOLLAR to hunt your land. Call for a free Base Camp Leasing Info Packet

JACOBSON TRANSPORTATION, Now Leasing On Owner Operators. $3500 Sign On Bonus! We Run MidWest Freight and No North-East! Steady Weekly Miles, Consistent Home Time. Call Today 877-2369989 or Online www. (MCN)


Vintage Park Apartments Assisted Living is looking for: • Highly Motivated Universal Workers • Full Time, Part Time & PRN Shifts Available If you enjoy working with the elderly apply in person at:

810 E. Van Buren • Lenox, IA

Monday thru Friday • 8 am to 4 pm — Ask for Julie — EOE

Lenox Care Center is taking applications for

Full time rn Full time Dietary aide Generous Wages and Benefits Contact: Kim Bashor 641-333-2226 for more information

Iowa Focus

is seeking trustworthy, honest individuals for casual employment as

Part time Direct SuPPort ProviDerS in Creston.

All individuals must be compassionate and enjoy working in a team environment with older adults.

Community Relations Coordinator/ Administrative Assistant Due to expansion, Vintage Park Apartments Assisted Living in Lenox, Iowa is excited to be seeking a dedicated, committed and experienced part-time Community Relations Coordinator/Administrative Assistant. The ideal candidate must possess sales and marketing experience, strong leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills and supervisory experience. This position will be responsible for community outreach, lead generations and referrals. Must have superior customer service skills, be enthusiastic and have excellent written and communication skills. If you enjoy working with the elderly in a team atmosphere and have an outgoing personality, this is the opportunity for you!

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CSR/Asst. Manager

...just 10 miles North of Creston on Cherry Street

2773 290th Street • Orient

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

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 overnights and weekend days and weekend nights

Interested applicants may apply in person at

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


MATERIAL PLANNER Responsibilities Include:

• 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

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MINNEAPOLIS BASED COMPANY EXPANDING ACROSS NATION. We need sales reps with excellent opportunity to move into sales management. Excellent commissions. We train. Ag/ construction experience a plus. Call 1-888-3720594 ext405 (MCN)

CONVERT useful but nolonger-needed items into extra spending money with a low-cost Classified Ad. 641782-2141.

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


HIRING NOW! Midwest Opportunities is now taking applications for full time, part time and sub positions. We offer on -the-job training, good benefits, casual dress and great co-workers.

Apply online at

Contact Melody at 641-322-4280 x1 for additional information or send a resume to 724 Davis Ave., Corning, Iowa 50841.

602 West Taylor St.

806 Laurel St. (Walmart)



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Get things out from underfoot with Classifieds

641-782-2414 ext. 239

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

Vintage Park Apartments

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

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Join us at Cardinal in Greenfield for a Job Fair.

Lois Monday, Broker/Owner -202-1776 609 W. Adams • Creston, IA • Office 641-782-2310

Enter at the South Entrance You won’t want to miss this event!

Call 641-782-3300 with questions EOE

1008 Crest Drive

Earn Extra Cash!!

priced to sell!

Drivers NeeDeD


4 Bedroom, Sunroom, Attached Garage, Large Lot

Dalton Ag, Inc.

Employment Opportunities with the City of Creston Seasonal Positions:

• Grounds Maintenance Workers • McKinley Park Swimming Pool Lifeguards • McKinley Park Swimming Pool Cashiers

Part time Positions:

• Waste Water Treatment Plant - Grounds Maintenance/ General Labor • Street Department - General Labor Job description, qualifications and other requirements are posted on the City website: and at

in Lenox, Iowa is currently accepting applications for full-time and temporary

Please complete & submit application at the City Clerk’s office- Creston City Hall116 W. Adams, P. O. Box 449, Creston, IA 50801 or at Iowa Works - 215 N. Elm, Creston, IA 50801. EOE

Assemblers, Fabricators, and Welders. Assemblers must be able to read a tape measure, be mechanically inclined, and forklift experience is a plus.

in Lenox Available Deliver Monday-Friday Must be 10 years old

Welders must be experienced and be able to read blue prints; MIG welding experience with stainless steel preferred.

Contact Sandy Allison Creston News Advertiser, 641-782-2141 x222

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.

If you like working with animals and wish you worked for a fun, employee-oriented company then AMVC is the fit for you!

Chris (Rob) Burlingame, Mary Lynn (Jim) Baker, Pat Schlapia, Dorothy Davenport, John Schlapia, Susie (Steve) Biley

Applications & Interviews


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.


The family of Patty Schlapia would like to extend our sincere appreciation for all the acts of kindness shown to the family at the time of our loss. To all our family & friends, thank you for your prayers, love, support, visits, phone calls, food and flowers. To Dr. Steve Reeves & Dr. Milcent Young for their excellent care. A special THANK YOU and HUGS to the kind & caring staff of Greater Regional Hospice Home. Words cannot express how comforting it was to all of us. You were her angels. To Pearson Funeral Home for all their help in planning the service. To Fathers Huber & Kenkel for all their visits and family night service. To Fathers Huber & Reasoner for the memorable service. To the musicians for the beautiful music and to the CCW Ladies for serving the luncheon. All this was such a great tribute to Mom.

Wednesday, March 12th


Maintanence Assistant


Deadline: March 31, 2014 at 2 PM

Monday thru Friday Delivery 11:30 a.m. pick-up Deliver by 5 p.m. Must have dependable transportation, valid driver’s license and vehicle insurance. Must be able to pass a motor vehicle records check.

To apply contact Sandy Allison at the Creston News Advertiser, 503 W. Adams or call 641-782-2141 x222

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

Wanted: Concession Stand Operator

To operate concession stands at McKinley Park Swimming Pool and Bill Sears Sports Complex Tentative opening date of April 12, 2014 at the complex and June 1, 2014 at the pool. For more information please contact the Park & Recreation Department by phone At 641-782-2000 ext.2 or email: by March 31, 2014. City of Creston Park & Recreation Department

AMVC Employee Services is looking for top-notch candidates for: 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. Assistant Manager - Swine production experience required; previous management experience desired. Seeking leaders who can provide motivation and guidance in a team environment. Must be able to multitask and willing to learn new skills/processes. Resume preferred.

If you are interested in a career with AMVC please contact Ann Randeris at 712-563-2080 fax 712-563-9990 Apply Online –

CHS Inc., a Fortune 100 company, is expanding in Creston! The following positions are available:

Maintenance Technician (4) • 18.50/Hr. $

Perform all mechanical maintenance functions including troubleshooting and preventive maintenance. Mechanical aptitude needed. M-F days, some on-call required.

Process Technician (8) • 19.25/Hr. $


Operate processing plant equipment. Perform general cleanup and material handling. Processing background desired. 12-hr. shift, nights, weekends, and holidays required.

Warehouse Technician (3) • $16.50/Hr.

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:

Perform warehouse operations of finished product. Ensure accountability for all products scheduled to be shipped. Forklift and material handling experience desired. 12-hr. shift, nights, weekends, and holidays required.

Instrument Technician (1) • $26.00/Hr.

Install, replace, troubleshoot, repair, test and calibrate instruments and control devices. Four years combined schooling and experience desired. M-F days, some on-call requried.

The plant will operate 365 days per year. 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:

Creston Publishing Company Attn: Rose Henry PO Box 126 503 W. Adams Street Creston, IA 50801

Apply in person or send resumes to:

Creston Publishing Company is a Drug Free Employer. Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen, background check and physical.

(641) 782-2119

Iowa Works 215 N. Elm Creston, IA 50801

If you are unable to apply in person contact Iowa Works for an application. EEO/AAP Employer


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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)

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.

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

Siding & Windows 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.

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 SPROUSE COMPUTER SOLU- Charlie Westman 641-782-4590 or TIONS. 120 N. Main, Lenox, 641-344-5523. 641-780-5760 12 years experi- BOWMAN SIDING & WINDOWS. All ence. Reasonable & Quality PC major brands of vinyl and steel siding, repair and tutoring. Heartland, Traco and Revere thermal replacement windows. Recipient of the Revere Premium Renovator Award. Glass Seamless guttering and Leaf Relief QUALITY GLASS CO. Automotive, gutter covers. 33 years of continuous home, business and farm. reliable service in Southwest Iowa, Commercial lock service and free estimates, 641-322-5160 trailer sales. hwy 34 East, in or 1-800-245-0337. Creston 641-782-5155 BUILTNETWORKS, 805 Wyoming Ave, Creston, IA, 641-782-4765, Computer sales, repair, networking. Over 25 years experience. PC & Mac.

Home Improvements & Repairs


ShARP’S SELF-STORAGE Boats, records, inventory, furniture. ELECTRICAL. John Brennan. You store it, lock it, take the key. Industrial Park, Creston, Licensed. 641-782-3795. 641-782-6227.


Creston News Advertiser Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Smooth: Creston High School senior Annette Reasoner gives the audience a taste of her jazz solo during the school’s spring concert at Creston High School Monday.


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