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The deep frost may help farmers, but planting is still a month away ■

By JAKE WADDINGHAM

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Dry conditions during the fall and frigid temperatures this winter led to a deep freeze in Iowa’s soil. Some farms are still experiencing frost more than three feet deep because cold air was able to travel through cracks in the soil from a dry finish to the 2013 harvest season. But the deep freeze may provide some benefits for farmers if they can practice patience and wait for warmer temperatures to return before Hillaker starting the 2014 planting season. “This time of year our temperatures are extremely variable,” said State Climatologist Harry Hillaker. “It is characteristic of the season to go between both extremes (warm and cold temperatures).” The frost helps fracture the soil, breaking up any compaction as it freezes and thaws with the spring temperature. “For the most part, it is a good thing,” said Iowa State University Extension field agronomist Aaron Saeugling. “Frost is one of the best tools we have to break up soil compaction.” Less compaction allows the soil to absorb water deeper into the subsoil and makes it easier on seeds as they germinate and break through the topsoil. “Until that frost is gone, the topsoil is going to be ex-

cracks (in the soil),” Ross said. “The ponds are still low.” The soil in southwest Iowa is averaging in the lowto mid-30s. Optimal growth temperature of the soil for corn is above 50 degrees and soybeans are above 54 degrees. At Iowa State’s research sites in Greenfield and Lewis, Saeugling said the temperature is 33 to 35 degrees about four feet below the surface. Ross agreed that the frost will not delay when farmers should be in the field planting based on soil temperatures and initial plant dates

MOSCOW (MCT) — Ukraine’s Crimea region would become an independent country if voters approve secession in a hastily organized referendum Sunday, the Russian-controlled regional parliament declared Tuesday in a shift away from plans for immediate annexation to Russia. The change appeared to mark a change in strategy by Moscow to shield itself from accusations that it has orchestrated an illegal seizure of another country’s territory. European Union and U.S. officials have threatened trade and travel sanctions against Russia if it persists in encouraging the predominantly ethnic Russian-populated Crimean peninsula to vote for cleaving itself from Ukraine. A tense international standoff has ensued after Russia sent troops into Crimea. Moscow and Crimean nationalists contend that the interim leaders in Kiev pose a threat to Ukraine’s ethnic Russian minority, which accounts for about 17 percent of its population of 46 million. Ukraine’s interim government leader, Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk, was headed to Washington for talks with President Barack Obama on Wednesday. Yatsenyuk complained to Ukrainian lawmakers Tuesday that he was unable to get in touch with Russian President Vladimir Putin or Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to discuss ways to avert an escalation of the crisis, as United Nations and Western diplomats have urged since Russian troops seized the peninsula two weeks ago. International law experts have noted that the Ukrainian constitution requires any changes in territory or borders to be voted on by the entire country. A 1994 agreement signed by Russia and Ukraine under international brokerage also suggests Western powers protect Ukraine from aggression by its nuclear-armed neighbor. Putin and Kremlin-controlled media have cast the ouster of pro-Russia Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich as an illegal overthrow by “fascists” and “criminals.” A three-month protest drove Yanukovich to flee the country on Feb. 21. The Crimean parliament voted Tuesday to

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Iowa is still dry coming into the 2014 growing season. State Climatologist Harry Hillaker said the extended forecast does not predict excessive moisture and that this March is slightly cooler and drier than average. Soil temperatures at the research sites in Greenfield and Lewis are between 33 and 35 degrees, four feet below the surface. Dry conditions and cold temperatures led to a deep frost during the winter. Iowa State University Extention image

tremely wet and saturated,” said Hillaker. “Any moisture has nowhere to go until the frost is out of the ground.”

Air, soil temperature On average, this March is 10 degrees cooler than years past. Unlike 2013 when the temperatures were consistently low, this March started with record-low temperatures before quickly climbing to near-record highs less than a week later. Hillaker said average temperatures for mid-March in southwest Iowa is typically in the upper 40s. Besides temperature, the total amount of moisture for this March is below average, as well. “It looks to stay that

way,” Hillaker said. “It doesn’t look like any tremendous amount of moisture is expected across the area in the extended forecast.” Saeugling said if the area did get a warm rain or high temperatures, the frost could leave the soil quickly. “If we have a prolonged, slow warm up, obviously it is going to take longer to warm up the soil,” Saeugling said. Wayde Ross, Natural Resources Conservation Service district conservationist for Union and Ringgold counties, said the area is still on the dry side according to drought monitor maps. “What little runoff we are getting, it is running into the

Branstad approval rating, lead over Hatch narrows (MCT) — Iowans approve of the job he’s doing, but Gov. Terry Branstad’s lead over his Democratic challenger has shrunk since late 2013. A Quinnipiac University Poll released this morning found Iowans approve of the job the five-term Republican governor is doing by a 55 percent to 35 percent margin – a slightly thinner margin than the last Quinnipiac Poll in mid-December. Then Iowans gave Branstad thumbs up by a 58 to 32 percent margin. A key finding of the poll, however, is that Branstad’s lead in a headto-head matchup with presumptive Democratic challenger Sen. Jack Hatch of Des Moines is slightly less than three months ago.

In the poll of 1,411 registered voters done March 5-10, Branstad’s lead was 46 to 35 percent over Hatch – down from 49 to 33 percent Branstad lead in December. The poll done by live interviewers calling land lines and cellphones found: • Branstad leads 86 to 4 percent among Republicans and 46 to 28 percent among independent voters • Hatch takes Democrats 77 to 10 percent • Branstad also leads 50 to 31 percent among men

• Women go 43 percent Republican and 39 percent Democrat Overall, the numbers are good for Branstad, who is seeking a sixth term, according to Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll. “Iowans are quite happy with the way things are going in their state,” he said. “History doesn’t have a lot of examples of voters firing their governor when they are so satisfied with the status quo.” Hatch, Brown added, “can take solace in Branstad not crossing the magic 50 percent threshold in the horse race.” On the downside for Hatch, “the governor does much better than that when voters are asked if he is a strong leader, if he is honest and

if he understands the problems of average folks.” Perhaps a bigger challenge for the Hatch, a 22-year lawmaker, is the fact three in four voters don’t even know enough about Hatch to have an opinion of him, Brown said. In the eyes of Democrats, that may present an opportunity, “but probably more a sign of how much work he still has before him,” Brown added. The Quinnipiac poll seems consistent with a recent Public Policy Polling poll showing Branstad led Hatch 48 to 36 percent despite Hatch having only 31 percent name recognition among Iowa voters. Undecideds in that late February poll skewed Democratic, PPP said.

Another key Quinnipiac finding for the Branstad campaign is that the Quinnipiac poll, which has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.6 percent, found that 71 percent of Iowa voters are “very satisfied” or “somewhat satisfied” with the way things are going in the state, and a total of 70 percent say the state’s economy is “excellent” or “good.” That’s the highest satisfaction and economy score of any of the states in which Quinnipiac University asks these questions. In an open-ended question, 27 percent of Iowa voters list the economy or jobs as the top priority for the governor and state legislature, Please see BRANSTAD, Page 2

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Jim Rice, 88, of Creston died March 10, 2014, at his home in Creston. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Rice March 15, at Powers Funeral Home, junction of highways 25 and 34. The Revs. Dan Fields and Dave Tebbenkamp will officiate. Burial will be in Murray Cemetery. Visitation with family present will be 9:30 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the First Baptist Church or Alzheimer’s Association. Online condolences may be left at www. powersfh.com. James Allen Rice, son of Elsie Ethel (Rice) and Charles Levi Rice, was born Feb. 19, 1926, in rural Madison County. James graduated from Creston High School in 1944. On Jan. 19, 1947, Jim mar-

ried Lois Emma Boswell in Creston. They lived in Hastings, Neb., and Ames, where Jim did auto body work. They moved to Creston in 1960, to Afton in 1971 and back to Creston in 2011, and owned and operated Jim’s Body Shop for more than 40 years. Jim is survived by his wife Lois Rice of Creston; daughters, Renee (husband Ron) Squires of Colfax, Bethany Clark of Des Moines, Angi (husband Lee) Navin of Ankeny and Andrea (husband Pat) Cass of Fontanelle; son Curt (wife Lisa) Rice of Red Oak; grandchildren, Tanya Stuva, Adam Clark-Tan, Megan Farnsworth, Alec and Ian Medeiros, Alissa Rice, Hope and Grace Navin and Brandon and Adrienne Cass; great-grandchildren, Christopher, Ashley and Katie; and great-great-grandchild, Jade Myree. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, grandson Christopher Miller; brothers, Vernon and Todd Rice; and sisters, Mary Ricketts, Lilly Southerly, Maxine Ries, Betty Kinkennon and Maude Mayo.

Jack Shiflett home. Services are pending at Afton Powers Funeral Home, 612 Jack Shiflett, 86, of Afton died March 12, 2014, at his N. Dodge St., Afton.

UKRAINE: Continued from Page 1

ban “nationalist political organizations” involved in the recent leadership turmoil in Kiev, Ukraine’s capital, from taking part in Sunday’s secession vote, the RIA Novosti news agency reported. The legislation specified two nationalist parties, Svoboda and Right Sector, but also authorized security forces to detain and prosecute “anyone suspected of inciting ethnic hatred and calling for violence.” It was unclear how Crimean authorities planned to identify and disenfranchise those who will be ineligible to vote on the future of the Ukrainian region that hosts Russia’s Black Sea fleet and its only warm-water ports. Thousands of pro-Russia demonstrators have turned out for rallies in support of secession from Ukraine. Video from Western news agencies showed security forces pouncing on the few protesters attempting to display Ukraine’s blue-andyellow flag or placards professing loyalty to the government in Kiev. Earlier Tuesday, Yanukovich appeared on television from the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don to accuse the interim leadership that replaced him in Kiev of pushing Ukraine to the brink of armed conflict. It was only the second time since Yanukovich fled that he has been given a public platform in Russia, where he sought refuge

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from the hordes of protesters angered by his unilateral decision to break off talks with the European Union on an association agreement. Yanukovich pulled Ukrainian diplomats out of a three-year negotiation with the EU aimed at boosting trade and cooperation, instead favoring closer ties with Moscow. “They want to put the (Ukrainian) army under a flag of (nationalism) and unleash a civil war,” Yanukovich said of the interim government in Kiev. “They want to include fighters from nationalist organizations in the armed forces and hand them guns.” Yanukovich, who insisted again that he remains the legitimate president of Ukraine, is wanted on a warrant issued in Kiev last month accusing him of mass murder in the deaths of scores of demonstrators killed by his elite riot police. Crimea’s pro-Russia authorities have announced plans to nationalize Ukraine’s navy vessels and bases in the event of independence. Their statement came as Russia reportedly beefed up its military presence in the peninsula, bringing in new troops and military hardware while continuing to blockade the remaining Ukrainian army and navy units in Crimea. —————— ©2014 Los Angeles Times Visit the Los Angeles Times at www.latimes.com Distributed by MCT Information Services

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for crop insurance. The initial planting date for corn in Iowa is April 11. Soybeans are scheduled for April 21. Different practices “Last year was rather difficult season to say the least,” Hillaker said. “It was dry enough to get into the field, but the soil was way too cold

until the middle part of May. It was a frustrating season.” While a majority of the timing for when farmers will get in the field is weather dependent, if farmers till or use no-till practices is also a factor for this growing season. “If you do tillage, it turns the soil and warms it quicker,” Ross said. “When you don’t strip the soil, it works as an insulator.”

The delayed start to spring has stunted the growth of annual weeds. Ross said by not disturbing the soil, it does not stir in the weeds where they have a chance to germinate. “Farmers will have a chance to address weed control,” Saeugling said. “We are still about 30 days out. The ground is still frozen pretty hard, but when they do get going, they are going to hit it hard and fast.”

• 68 – 25 percent that he has strong leadership • 53 – 39 percent that he cares about their needs and problems. Quinnipiac also asked whether Branstad’s longevity – he’s the nation’s longest-serving governor – is a factor in voters’ decision-making. It found 28 percent of Iowa voters are less likely to vote for him, but 15 percent are more likely and 55 percent

says it doesn’t make a difference that he’s been in office nearly 20 years. For more information, visit http:// www.quinnipiac.edu/polling. —————— ©2014 The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) Visit The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) at thegazette.com Distributed by MCT Information Services

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followed by 12 percent who list education or education funding and 7 percent who list tax-related issues. Overall, voters approve 54 to 35 percent of the way Branstad is handling the state economy and give him good character marks, saying: • 61 – 29 percent that he is honest and trustworthy

Obesity boosts ovarian cancer risk, study finds (MCT) — Obesity is probably a factor in some of the almost 22,000 new diagnoses of ovarian cancer that will be handed out this year to American women, a new study says. The finding adds ovarian cancer, the deadliest of the gynecological malignancies, to a growing list of diseases linked to carrying far too much weight. Research has found obesity to contribute to a person’s risk for a wide range of illnesses, including cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes, and cancers of the breast, colon, pancreas and esophagus. In the case of ovarian cancer, which affects 8 in 100,000 women in the United States, the role of obesity is small: about 5 percent of U.S. cases of this deadly cancer might be attributable, at least in part, to a woman’s obesity, concluded the American Institute for Cancer Research and the World Cancer Research

Obesity risks Research has found obesity to contribute to a person’s risk for a wide range of illnesses, including cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes, and cancers of the breast, colon, pancreas and esophagus. Fund, which released a report on ovarian cancer Tuesday. If American women maintained a healthy weight — with body mass index lower than 30 — the report calculates that 1,112 cases of ovarian cancer might be prevented each year. The report also concludes that a woman’s tall stature puts her at higher risk of ovarian cancer. But it notes that tallness itself does not appear to confer that greater risk; rather, some of the factors that result in tallness may also contribute to tumor establishment and growth, the experts sug-

gested. Taller people have been found to be at greater risk for a wide range of other cancers as well. Ovarian cancer typically progresses with no recognizable symptoms, and as a result is often diagnosed in advanced stages, when it is harder to treat. Ovarian cancer claims the lives of about 14,000 women in the United States annually, a number that has scarcely budged in 40 years. It is far more common in post-menopausal women — almost 70 percent of those diagnosed with ovarian cancer are older than 54. But the new study found that obese pre-menopausal

women have a more elevated risk of ovarian cancer (compared with non-obese pre-menopausal women) than do obese post-menopausal women (compared with their non-obese peers). The cancer specialists who drafted the report cited mounting evidence that obesity-induced disturbances both of the metabolism and of sex hormones probably explain the link between obesity and ovarian cancer. High levels of the hunger hormone leptin, and of circulating insulin — both more common in the obese — spur an increase in growth factors that promote tumors. And accumulated fat can be a powerful producer of estrogen, which can fuel some cancer growth. —————— ©2014 Los Angeles Times Visit the Los Angeles Times at www.latimes.com Distributed by MCT Information Services

15 hurt after reported New York City explosion NEW YORK (MCT) — Firefighters were pouring water onto billowing smoke in East Harlem on Wednesday morning after a reported explosion and possible building collapse that injured about 15 people, officials said. A Harlem Hospital spokesman said there was one patient so far in a “condition reported as serious trauma.” “We are expecting more” patients, spokesman Lamarr Nelson said. The incident in the area of 116th Street and Park Avenue was reported at 9:31 a.m. and the first firefighting units were on scene at 9:33 a.m., a Fire Department spokeswoman said. She said it was being handled as a fifth alarm by late morning, meaning there were about 44 units and

about 198 firefighters on the scene. The NYPD dispatched its bomb squad and Emergency Services Unit, and the federal Joint Terrorism Task Force was there as per usual protocol, officials said. Jess Perez, 24, who lives just a few blocks away, said she felt her building shake badly, so her first thought was that something had happened to it. “I came right out of my building,” Perez said. “I knew it was something big.” Perez saw other people who also streamed onto the street, wondering what had happened. “Suddenly I see people running,” she said. “I could see thick orange flames on top of the roof.” A Con Edison spokesman said utility crews were out

on the scene but they had no immediate word on what had happened. Metro-North Railroad trains run on elevated track along Park Avenue at that point, and the MTA said service on the New Haven and Harlem lines into and out of Grand Central Terminal was temporarily delayed until further notice “due to police activity.” —————— (c)2014 Newsday

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

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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

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Matt and Becca Strauss of Creston are parents of a son born Dec. 8, 2013. Dexter Duane Strauss weighed 5 pounds, 10 ounces and was 17 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Duane and Cindy Wall of Blockton and Perry and Brenda Strauss of Creston. Great-grandparents are Helen Walkup of Humeston and Roger and Dayle Turk of Creston.

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Blake Joseph Gunter, 25, 900 N. Cedar St., was charged with lascivious acts with a child and disseminating and exhibition of obscene materials with a minor Saturday at Union County Law Enforcement Center. According to Creston Police report, Gunter transported a 15-year-old female to a residence in Creston and committed a lascivious act with her between 11:45 a.m. and noon Thursday after she consented to the act. He also sent obscene and sexual text messages on his phone to a 15-year-old female between noon and 5 p.m. Thursday in Creston. The messages contained obscene and sexual conversations and Gunter knew that the female was 15 years old when he was sending and receiving the messages. Gunter was released on $10,000 bond.

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No citations were issued after an accident 8:26 a.m. Tuesday on West Prairie Street. According to a Creston Police report, Kenneth Carl Boswell, 65, of Albia, driving a 1997 GMC, backed up off the curb of the 1700 block of West Prairie, failed to yield and struck the right rear quarter panel of a legally parked 2010 Saturn. Damage estimates are $500 to Boswell’s vehicle and Miscellaneous $1,100 to the parked GMC. Suspicious person, 2:07 —————— a.m., Tuesday, West Adams No citations were issued Street. after an accident 2:40 p.m. Suspicious person, 4 a.m.,

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OPINION Rooms with a view

Somewhere in a shoebox beneath a bed, I have photographs of the Mentone Springs Hotel, a Victorian lodging built 130 years ago on the western brow of Lookout Mountain in Northeast Alabama. In one snapshot, I am sitting with friends on the tailgate of a truck filled with yard-sale treasures, the elegant hotel our incongruous backdrop. I look deliriously happy. For years the old inn boasted the best porch I’ve ever seen on a commercial establishment. The chairs were old, some sprouting cotton stuffing, both shabby and chic, matching only in comfort. The porch had an unparalleled view of the resort town of 400. An electrical fire destroyed the landmark a few days ago. I grew up in Alabama but never knew of the town or the hotel un-

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til the late 1980s, when a column trip to Helen, Ga., routed me back through Mentone. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. A good 10 degrees cooler than anywhere else in the state in the summer, the mountaintop town was the un-Gatlinburg. The old cabins along the brow were from another era, before nouveau riche folks gave the word “cabin” a different meaning. I couldn’t stop taking pictures. The old houses were dark red or green and board and batten, or log,

with ivy climbing the walls and rhododendron filling the yards. And they were, for the most part, small, as if the Seven Dwarves might return any moment. The businesses were mostly related to the arts, and the best sights were natural — DeSoto Falls and Little River Canyon. And, of course, there was the centerpiece hotel, where you could dine on the porch or simply sit and pretend you lived in a quieter, gentler era. After that first accidental trip, I made it to Mentone only a couple of times — until the mid-’90s, when I began an annual trek to the socalled World’s Longest Yard Sale always held in the blistering month of August. The sale’s southernmost point is Gadsden, Ala., but I always headed straight to Mentone. There it was cooler and the treasures

easier to come by. Especially the first few years before Mentone had emptied its attics. I didn’t always stay at the hotel, preferring to spend my money on junk instead of lodging, but I always stopped by for a long sit. No matter what else you did, you paid a short visit to the hotel. It has struck me in this life that any death in a small town seem more significant simply because there are fewer people. A loss is proportionately larger. It’s the same for lost buildings, I guess. This won’t be the first old hotel with a heart pine heart that went up like a beach bonfire. But its loss is large, extraordinarily so. The Mentone Springs Hotel was the cover girl for the tiny town, what you first noticed and loved, the place you met folks even if you

weren’t staying there. To replace it would be impossible. The doctor who built the hotel named it “Mentone” at the suggestion of his daughter. She had read about Queen Victoria’s visit to the French town of Menton on the Riviera. And if the old hotel wasn’t perfect enough, it had a French connection. The fire that ended an era left a scar on a lovely town’s face, and now memories and old snapshots will have to sustain us. *** To find out more about Rheta Grimsley Johnson and her books, visit www.rhetagrimsleyjohnsonbooks.com. (c) 2014 Rheta Grimsley Johnson Distributed by King Features Syndicate

Letter to the editor

A few passing thoughts on stories From Frank Gale Creston

Just a few passing thoughts on past news stories: 1) Regarding the new subdivision west of town. It was reported that the taxpayer might be responsible if dollars are spent but it stands empty. Reminds me of the problems that the county had with the bean plant. Does the city really want to find itself with the same problem? 2) At one time, it was mentioned that the house north of the park had to be moved or torn down since it wasn’t in the subdivision plans. Since there has been no action out there, one would think a

design change could easily be done to save the house and use it as a caretaker house for the park. 3) Just how long will the library board pursue the idea of moving to the old school. Perhaps it is time to seek more input from the community as to whether the taxpayer wants (to) invest in the school building, or expand the present building or leave as is. The amount raised so far should indicate that residents of Creston do not want the move. 4) So the city wants to fine and charge us $175 if the sidewalks are not cleaned of snow. Does that mean we as citizens can ticket the mayor or the council if the city fails to clean city-owned sidewalks?

Congratulate Creston’s talented young people From Ron Dunphy Creston

Creston is indeed fortunate to have so many talented young people in our school system. Within the last week all of us have had the opportunity to see and hear the skills of these beautiful and handsome students. Sixty-six musicians participated in presenting the spring concert. Six artists displayed their works for public viewing at the Depot. Three young women qualified for the All-Iowa Honor Dance team. As a community it is my hope we congratulate these students

when the opportunity presents itself. Collectively they all deserve a nice pat on the back for the hours of work and practicing that went into the skills they will use for a lifetime. Ever mindful the encouragement for each student started at home. Thank you teachers and parents, also! When each of us has the opportunity to read through the published “honor roll” in the CNA, you will find the names of these bright learners, too. It has been brought to my attention that every participant in band, art or dance is scholastically qualified to pursue this extra activity.

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North Korea held national elections on Sunday HOLLYWOOD — God bless America, and how’s everybody? The Los Angeles Marathon drew a record crowd to the streets Sunday. One spectator fell out of a third-story window in Hollywood and landed safely inside a leaf bin. An hour later, a Kenyan fell out of the same window and beat his time to the ground by one-fourth of a second. North Korea held national elections on Sunday and Kim Jung Un was re-elected president, getting one hundred percent of the vote. They had a one hundred percent voter turnout. In celebration, Kim Jung Un was promoted to North Korea’s highest military rank, fivefoot-two. The Times of India says Indian wildlife workers have begun feeding birth control pills to monkeys to halt overpopulation. They put the pills in their food. It protects the food supply of other wildlife and it’s good for the female monkeys who want to concentrate on their careers. Fox News reports an old sex tape of Johnny Carson and a brunette is being auctioned to private collectors after his estate refused to buy it. No one doubts the tape’s authenticity. At the end of the bed you can clearly see Leno and Letterman fighting to see who gets to be next. The National Football League owners meeting will be held next week in Orlando. They’re going to pass a new rule that if a player

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is heard using the N-word on the field, his team is penalized only fifteen yards. Somewhere in this land, Paula Deen is learning how to pass-block. Barry Bonds showed up in a San Francisco Giants uniform to coach their young hitters in spring training Monday. It’s his final acceptance his playing career is over. Barry Bonds wanted to end his career where it started with the Pirates, if not in Pittsburgh, then in Somalia. South Africa Olympian Oscar Pistorius vomited during the autopsy report on the model he shot dead through a door Monday. It looked bad. Yes, he’s free on bail, but it shows very little remorse if he appears to be spending his weekends during the trial doing Carnival Cruises. President Obama returned from golfing in Florida Monday to welcome NCAA champions to the White House. He’s a real sportsman. Obama agreed to meet today with Ukraine’s prime minister after his staff told him that he won the hundred-yard dash on his way out of the capital. Ukraine’s prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk meets with President Obama today. They are about

to enter the economic orbit of the European Union. Who wouldn’t enjoy the life of three-hour lunches, all August off, and allow the workaholic Americans to invent everything you need? Russian troops seized a hospital and a missile base in Crimea, ratcheting up the tensions with Ukraine over control of the peninsula. The U.S. is not powerless to help. If we can get Chris Christie to take off his shirt and ride a horse perhaps we can scare Vladimir Putin out of Crimea. Dick Cheney said on CBS’s Face the Nation on Sunday there is no doubt that Vladimir Putin thinks the U.S. is weak. Republicans are upset about Obama’s slow response to Russia’s show of force. They say if they were in charge, they’d have already invaded the wrong country by now. The Senate held an all-night marathon so Democrats could declare their concern about global warming Monday. Gridlock is grand. The GOP House is thinking of making baseball’s opening day a national holiday, which is the closest they get this year to immigration reform. Texas celebrated the one hundred seventy-eighth anniversary of the Battle of the Alamo Saturday. It took an army of ten thousand Mexican soldiers over two weeks to defeat two hundred cowboys. It just illustrates the problems you face whenever you pay people by the hour.


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BUSINESS/FARM Creston FFA advances leadership contests to state On March 8, 37 Creston FFA members attended the South Central District Leadership Convention in Chariton. There, members participated in 11 leadership contests, accepted academic achievement award honors and represented the chapter in delegate sessions, as well as accepted the a Supreme National Chapter award. Leadership contests are an opportunity for members to gain life skills that are applicable to many careers in and out of agriculture industry. Two leadership contests from the Creston FFA Chapter have advanced to the state level of competition. The contests and participants include Maddie Travis, earning gold and advancing to state in agriculture broadcasting and Experience the Action team received gold and advance to state with Madison Skarda, Nicole Haley, Savannah Hartman, Olivia Hartman, Chad Lamb, Darin Hatfield and Logan Pettit. The top two participants in each of the leadership contests advance to state. Creston had many gold rated contests and third-place finishes. Contest results include Brooke Thelen, chapter website (gold); John Gravlin, Ashley Harris and Ann Waigand, chapter program (gold); Macy Evans, Will Gordon, Morgan Shawler, Rebecca Watson, Trevor Marlin, Cody Tanner and Mattie Wheeler, conduct of meetings (third gold – alternate for state); Emily Gravlin, Maria Mostek, Gracie

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Thirty-seven Creston FFA members participated in 13 leadership activities at the 2014 South Central District FFA Convention. Members pictured, front, from left, are Zach Hoffman, Savannah Hartman, Madison Skarda, Darin Hatfield, Trevor Marlin, Macy Evans, Caitlin McIlravy, Mattie Wheeler, Maria Mostek, Taylor Rice and Morgan Shawler; middle, Kruz Adamson, Wyatt Thompson, Logan Pettit, Olivia Hoffman, Nicole Haley, Gracie Russell, Becca Ross, Maddie Travis, Ann Waigand, Tyson Tucker and Tyler Waddingham; back, Zack Peppmeier, Jeremy Stoll, Dillon Bailey, Kyle Jennett, Lane Miller, Chad Lamb, Darrian Fischer, Adam Baker, Jake Miller, Cody Tanner and Will Gordon. Not pictured are John Gravlin, Emily Gravlin, Brooke Thelen, Rebecca Watson and Ashley Harris.

Russell, Caitlin McIlravy and Becca Ross, parliamentary procedures (third gold – alternate for state); Adam Baker, Jake Miller, Tyson Tucker, Darrian Fischer, Wyatt Thompson, Kruz Adamson and Zach Hoffman, agricultural issues and perceptions (bronze); Kyle Jennett, Jake Miller, Emily Gravlin and Nicole Haley, chapter quiz (silver); Tyler Waddingham, agricultural sales (third gold – alternate for state); Lane Miller, prepared public speaking (gold); Taylor Rice, job interview (gold), secretary’s

book (bronze); Madison Skarda and Savannah Hartman, reporter’s scrapbook (silver). Four of Creston FFA’s graduating seniors were awarded and recognized for their outstanding academic achievements during their FFA membership. Members receiving the Iowa FFA Academic achievement award include Adam Baker, Jeremy Stoll, Taylor Rice and Zack Peppmeier. Twelve of Creston FFA’s junior and senior members have earned the highest award presented by the Iowa

Trophy donors sought for Adair County Fair GREENFIELD — A large group of individuals and businesses have already stepped forward as 4-H and FFA trophy donors for the Adair County Fair. More than 180 trophies are presented during the course of the fair for outstanding achievement in everything

from the champion market steer to the top communication entry. Sixty-six trophy sponsors are still needed for the 2014 fair which is slated for July 16-20. Anyone interested in becoming a trophy donor should contact Adair County

Extension at 641-743-8412 or 1-800-ISUE399 and ask to talk with Donna Wallace. The donor’s name is engraved on the trophy they provide for the fair. Sponsors who purchase a trophy before April 1 will also be listed in the fair book.

Survey: Are you hunting bulls? Employers If So, Join Us on March 19th, 2014 for the Iowa Angus Association to stay same Bull Sale, at Lamoni, IA Lamoni Livestock Auction, 6:30 P.M. or expand Employers are planning to do more hiring this upcoming quarter, according to a Manpower Employment Outlook survey. From April through June, 21 percent of the companies interviewed plan to hire more employees. Six percent plan to reduce staff. Seventyone percent plan to maintain their current staff levels, and the remaining 2 percent are unsure. Kyle Horn, business development manager at Manpower of Central Iowa, said Iowa has done quite well, mostly thanks to the stability of the agricultural economy. Manpower, a workforce solutions company that conducts its survey prior to each quarter for regions across the country, stated the best job prospects are in construction, durable goods manufacturing, transportation and utilities, wholesale and retail trade professional and business services, leisure and hospitality, and government.

Public notice PRELIMINARY NOTICE Farm Service Agency has initiated an environmental review for Rylan and Dawn Kauffman, for the construction of an 20,000 layer poultry unit. The location of the project area is in the NW1/4SW1/4 Section 9, Twp. 73N, Rg. 30W, Union County, Iowa. Any persons interested in commenting on environmental issues should direct their comments in writing to Farm Service Agency, 10500 Buena Vista Ct., Des Moines, Iowa 50322 Attn: Chris Barton. Comments must be received within 30 days from the date of this publication.

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at the Iowa FFA State Leadership Convention in April on the campus of Iowa State University. The Creston FFA Chapter continues to be recognized as one of the top 25 chapters in the state of Iowa by earning the Supreme National Chapter Award. The chapter has earned such prestigious recognition because of its continued efforts in building membership, the chapter and community. Creston will be recognized at the Iowa FFA State Leadership Conference in April, as well as

the National FFA Convention in October 2014, which is held in Louisville, Ky. Creston FFA hosted the 2014 West Sub District contest Feb. 25. More than 200 members, advisers and guests were in attendance for the first round of leadership contest competition.

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Youthful Spartan squad heads south One returning starter on softball team By LARRY PETERSON CNA sports writer • lpeterson@crestonnews.com

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Zags win LAS VEGAS — Gonzaga has been the class of the West Coast Conference, regular hoisting regular-season and tournament trophies for nearly two decades. Even for a team such as this, finishing off another title sweep is a feel-good accomplishment. Sam Dower Jr. had 20 points and 13 rebounds, and Gonzaga held its ground during a secondhalf rally to beat BYU 75-64 Tuesday night for its 13th WCC championship. “It never gets old. Never gets old,” Gonzaga coach Mark Few said. “It’s obviously something we start talking about it and prepare for way back in the summer. For these guys to step up and make it happen, not only in the regular season but to win here and not share, is just an awesome, awesome accomplishment.” Gonzaga (28-6) raced out to a 21-point lead in the first half, taking advantage of the Cougars’ late overtime game the night before.

Bison dancing SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Taylor Braun made a bold statement after North Dakota’s 2013 Summit League championship loss to South Dakota State. “We’re going to win it next year,” he said. Braun followed through on that promise Tuesday night by making a key layup while being fouled with 12 seconds left and adding the free throw to lead the Bison to a 6057 win over Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne for the Summit League title and a second trip to the NCAA tournament. “Honestly, I thought I was going to the free throw line — threw it up and it somehow went in,” Braun said. TrayVonn Wright led North Dakota State (256) with 19 points on a mixture of dunks, layups and jumpers, and Braun added 15 points. Marshall Bjorklund, the nation’s most accurate shooter from the field at 63.7 percent, contributed with 12 points, but fouled out with about 2 minutes left in the game. Coach Saul Phillips said Wright kept the Bison in the game for most of the 40 minutes and Braun stepped up to finish it.

Two years ago Lindsay Stumpff had a young softall squad at Southwestern, and saw it ride a late hot streak all the way to the regional finals in a record-setting campaign. The freshman-dominated Spartans of 2012 posted a school-record 43 victories before falling to DMACC in the regional finals. That 43-21 team was just the third SWCC squad to reach a regional final. Now, after last year’s veteran team went 24-16, slowed by the broken leg down the stretch affecting pitcher Leah Kipfer, Stumpff finds herself directing a freshman-dominated group again, just like two years ago. So, Stumpff and assistant Amber Brown, a Spartan player just three years ago, are on a business trip as the team departed today for four days of games at Myrtle Beach, S.C. “We need to see everybody in various positions to see where we are at and what we need before we start conference play,” Stumpff said. “We’ve been in the gym for two months, and it’s really hard to see who’s improved (since fall practices).” When the Spartans return next week, they travel to Ellsworth on March 22 before the scheduled home opener Monday, March 24 at 3 p.m. against Iowa Central. “Iowa Central was down a little last year, but I expect them to be right back up there toward the top of the confer-

SWCC photo by JOEL WIRES

Members of the Southwestern Community College softball team are, from left in front, Mackenzie Andreasen, Amber Longabaugh, Brook Wolf, Ashley Gibbs, Katrina DeVore and Sam Strand. Middle row, Carrie Kindred, Emma Ferrin, Hannah Murphy, Katey Gambrel and Danielle McIntosh. Back row, Jill Vanderhoof, Brittni Vogt, Sami Borland, Molly Schimp, Jordan Williamson and Peyton Russell. Not pictured, head coach Lindsay Stumpff and assistant coach Amber Brown.

ence again this year,” Stumpff said. The preseason leaders are two nationally-ranked teams in No. 5 Kirkwood and 13thranked DMACC, which includes sophomore shortstop Katlin Briley of Creston.

Last year Last year the Spartans were third in the conference behind those two teams at 15-11. In the regional tournament SWCC beat Ellsworth 11-2, fell to DMACC 9-1, edged fifth-seeded NIACC 3-2 and then got eliminated by DMACC again, 12-9. Kirkwood went on to the national tournament by beating DMACC in the finals, 9-2. This year’s SWCC roster

has 12 freshmen and four sophomores, but only one returning starter in catcher Brook Wolf. From last year’s team, Kipfer is playing at College of St. Marys in Omaha, outfielder Dominique Tolle is playing at William Penn University, pitcher Courtney Wagner is on the Simpson College team and the trio of catcher Carla Smith of Creston, third baseman Danyielle Barger and Ashley Brandt are all starters at Waldorf College in Forest City. “To have six girls go on to play softball is fantastic,” Stumpff said. “But that leaves us with a lot of holes to fill.” Her assistant, Brown, was

Spartans set four school records at national meet By JAKE WADDINGHAM

CNA associate editor • jwaddingham@crestonnews.com

NEW YORK — Southwestern Community College’s trip to the Big Apple showed how much the program has grown in just its second year. All individual athletes that qualified for the meet and the 4x400-meter relay finished better than their seeded position, which was based on their qualifying performances. The Spartans also set four new school records on the banked curves of the Armory’s track. “The kids got a great experience, but this was a business trip, not a play trip,” said head coach Bill Huntington. “When we got done, I was happy how high we placed against that stiff of competition. Last year, we were con-

tent to just be there, but this year we were far more competitive and other coaches commented on that.” Theo Piniau had a busy trip with three separate races that all set record marks for SWCC. He reset his school record for the Spartans in the 400-meter dash, crossing the line in 49 seconds flat and placing 11th overall. “Competing at such a level and resetting my own school record was a stepping stone for me and I know for sure there’s more to a c h i e v e Piniau in the remainder of this season and next thanks to the Spartan coaches,” Piniau said.

Piniau also blasted a 7 second 60-meter dash, matching his best time ever in the event, and anchored the 4x400 relay to another school record. The relay — which also consisted of Rayvonne Brown, Ian Morrison and Marquis Flowers — finished second in its heat and placed 14th in the nation with its time of 3:22:11. Piniau said the best part of the trip was having the team spirit and support from other athletes and coaches. The team had a little free time to look around Times Square and check out the New York City skyline. Brown qualified individually in the 600-meter run, bettering his own record with a final time of 1:23:05. He placed 24th. John Rivan competed with Piniau in the 60-meter dash, Please see TRACK, page 8A

Last to champs DAYTON, Ohio — Picked to finish last in the Horizon League’s preseason poll. Seeded No. 5 heading into the conference tournament. From start to finish, Milwaukee has been mostly overlooked. Maybe that’s why the Panthers so enjoyed cutting down those nets on Tuesday night with everyone watching. Senior forward Kyle Kelm had a double-double as Milwaukee’s front line dominated, and the Panthers led the whole way during a 69-63 victory over Wright State for the Horizon League tournament title.

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Seven Southwestern Community College Spartans made the trip to New York City to compete at the National Junior College Athletic Association National Championship Meet March 5-7. Pictured front row from left, Joe Bierl, John Rivan and Ian Morrison. Back row, from left, Rayvonne Brown, Shammell Mangrum, Marquis Flowers and Theo Piniau.

2011 SWCC Female Athlete of the Year after concluding a stellar two-year career. Former assistant Todd Verwers, a state champion high school coach at Martensdale-St. Marys, is now an assistant at Graceland University.

Lone returnee With a young pitching staff, Stumpff is grateful to at least have a returning player behind the plate in Wolf. “It’s so important with new pitchers, at this level, to have some experience behind the plate,” Stumpff said. “That will make our pitchers that much better.” Providing depth is freshman Peyton Russell of Bedford, an athletic catcher who

also played middle infield for the Bulldogs. She is also the only true lefthanded hitter on the team. Danielle McIntosh, former Clarke player who shared pitching and shortstop duties with Kate Patton last year at Murray, enrolled at SWCC after the first semester after beginning her college career at Graceland. She figures to be in the hunt for duty at both spots for the Spartans this spring. “I was in athletic training, but I decided I wanted to be a nurse instead,” McIntosh said. “This is a good school for Please see SOFTBALL, page 8A

Two Panthers receive honorable mention By LARRY PETERSON

CNA sports writer • lpeterson@crestonnews. com

Sophomore post player Jenna Taylor and junior forward Natlie Mostek both received honorable mention on the Hawkeye 10 All-Conference honors released this week. Taylor became the team’s leading scorer, finishing with a 14.2 average w h i l e setting program records for free Taylor throw percentage (85.4) and field goal percentage (55.7). Taylor was also the team’s second-leading rebounder with 152 in 22 games as the Panthers finished 9-13, including 5-6 in the final 11 games. Taylor also had 17 steals and a team-high 20 blocked shots. Mostek got off to a slow start after suffering a concussion in a preseason scrimmage that cost her several earlyseason games. By the final third of the season she was a leader defensively and offensively for the Panthers. Mostek finished as the t e a m leader w i t h 163 rebounds w h i l e averaging a s e c o n d - Mostek best 10.5

points per game. The versatile junior also compiled 29 assists and 28 steals. She shot 70 percent at the free throw line. Unanimous first-team selections were junior Jess Schaben of statechampion Harlan, Red Oak junior Kate Walker, Shenandoah junior Serena Parker and St. Albert senior Kylie Ferguson. Only three of the 16 players on the first and second teams were seniors this season, setting up another talent-laden season in 2014-15.

Hawkeye 10 Girls basketball All-conference (* — Unanimous) First team — *Jess Schaben, Jr., center, Harlan; *Kate Walker, Jr., guard, Red Oak; *Serena Parker, Jr., center, Shenandoah; *Kylie Ferguson, Sr., guard, St. Albert; Taylor Frederick, So., forward, Harlan; Taylor Wagner, Jr., guard, Harlan; Paige Beacom, So., forward, Lewis Central; Kierstyn Bauer, Jr., guard, Carroll Kuemper. Second team — Jordyn Moser, So., guard, Harlan; Kye Madsen, So., guard, Lewis Central; Grace Blomstedt, Jr., center, Red Oak; Maria Dentlinger, Jr., forward, Carroll Kuemper; Sydney Nielsen, Jr., guard, Shenandoah; Bailey Starner, Sr., forward, Glenwood; Halie Darrow, Jr., guard, Glenwood; Jenny Bair, Sr., forward, Clarinda. Honorable mention — Lexi Spielman, Sr., guard, Lewis Central; Dana Doebelin, Sr., guard, Lewis Central; Blake Bergren, Sr., forward, Red Oak; Katie Tigges, Jr., guard, Carroll Kuemper; Logan Ehlers, Fr., forward, Shenandoah; Sydney Gutschenritter, Sr., guard, Glenwood; Allison Wettengel, Jr., guard, St. Albert; Jaedia Moses, Jr., guard, Clarinda; Jenna Taylor, So., forward, Creston; Natalie Mostek, Jr., forward, Creston; Valerie Johnson, Sr., center, Denison-Schleswig; Erin Olsen, So., guard, Atlantic. All-academic — Creston: Sadie Jones.


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that, and close to home. I’m glad I came over here. I’m excited for the season to start.” A former Clarke teammate, Carrie Kindred, is also a pitcher for the Spartans and the team is waiting for a shoulder injury to come around for a third candidate, freshman Sam Strand of Johnston. Sophomore Sami Borland of Lenox returns to the team as a first base candidate. Another is former Creston player Mackenzie Andreasen, a second-team all-conference player for the Panthers last year after hitting .365 with 30 RBI. She will also see some DH duty.

Position switches Two former all-staters from Martensdale-St. Marys state tournament team are on the SWCC team this year, and one is involved in a position switch. Third baseman Katrina DeVore has been working some at first base. The rangy athletic freshman could be an asset there in “saving” errant throws, Stumpff noted. “It’s kind of scary to move an athletic kid like that from the hot corner, where she does a nice job, “ Stumpff said, “but the object at first base is to catch the ball, and she can do that. She can scoop a low one in the dirt, and go get a throw off the bag.” Ashley Gibbs, a slickfielding second baseman on Clarke’s state runner-up team last summer, should eventually be the regular at that position for the Spartans. She may start the season at third as some of the basketball players on the team catch up from missed practices. In the meantime, outfielder Hannah Murphy of Earlham has filled in some at second. She may eventually return to the outfield. McIntosh and Jordan Williamson of Interstate 35 — one of three basketball players on the squad — figure in the shortstop mix. Williamson could also eventually handle third base duty. Gibbs and DeVore may see some time at third as well.

Top hitter Freshman Emma Ferrin of Martensdale-St. Marys was an all-state slugger for the Blue Devils’ runs at the state tournament, and will move from center to left field for the Spartans. She will be the likely No. 4 hitter in the lineup, Stumpff said. Another experiment is taking place in center. Allregion volleyball libero Molly Schimp of Hampton-Dumont is utilizing her speed as a lefty slap hitter and center fielder, despite not playing the sport since her sophomore year in high school. Schimp was unable to go out for track this spring because of problems with her “jumping knee” as a high jumper. She said this fills the void, athletically. “I get bored when I’m not doing anything in the off-sea-

son,” she said. Former volleyball coach Melissa Blessington suggested Schimp as at least a baserunner to help the team, and Stumpff discovered her skills went beyond the basepaths. “It was rough at first switching her into a slapper,” Stumpff said. “But she’s bought into it and improved. She can run down a ball in the outfield. She will help us, no doubt.” Murphy can also play center, and freshman Katey Gambrel of Saydel has a strong arm in right field. Jill Vanderhoof of Villisca, like Russell and Williamson a late arrival from basketball, will be a candidate in the outfield or at first base, Stumpff said. Another infielder on the team is sophomore Amber Longabaugh of Corning, who did not play last year. Another top-three finish in the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference may not be predicted for this young Spartan squad. Stumpff realizes it’s a growing process. “This year, we don’t have a target yet for this group,” Stumpff said. “The same teams will be picked for the top and I know we’re not one of them, with a young team like this. I could see us being a factor late in the season as we gain some experience.”

Roster Sophomores — Sami Borland, Inf., Lenox HS; Brooke Wolf, C, South Nodaway (Mo.); Molly Schimp, OF, Hampton-Dumont; Amber Longabaugh, Inf., Corning. Freshmen — Ashley Gibbs, Inf., Osceola Clarke; Katey Gambrel, OF, Saydel; Danielle McIntosh, P/Inf., Murray; Carrie Kindred, P, Osceola Clarke; Hannah Murphy, OF, Earlham; Jordan Williamson, Inf., Interstate 35; Katrina Devore, Inf., Martensdale-St. Marys; Jill Vanderhoof, Inf., Villisca; Sam Strand, P, Johnston; Emma Ferrin, OF, Martensdale-St. Marys; Peyton Russell, C, Bedford; Mackenzie Andreasen, Inf., Creston. Coaches — Head coach Lindsay Stumpff, eighth season; assistant coach Amber Brown, first season. Schedule March 15-19 — Spring trip, Myrtle Beach, S.C. March 22 — at Ellsworth, Iowa Falls, 1 p.m. March 24 — vs. Iowa Central, 3 p.m. March 25 — at William Penn, Oskaloosa, 4 p.m. March 26 — vs. Marshalltown CC, 3 p.m. March 27 — vs. Southeastern CC, 3 p.m. March 29 — vs. NIACC, 1 p.m. March 30 — vs. Iowa Lakes CC, noon March 31 — vs. Kirkwood CC, 1 p.m. April 2 — at DMACC, Boone, 3 p.m. April 3 — at Central (Neb.) CC, 3 p.m. April 4-5 — at Central (Neb.) CC tournament April 8 — at Southeastern CC, Burlington, 3 p.m. April 9 — at Kirkwood CC, Cedar Rapids, 1 p.m. April 11 — vs. Central (Neb.) CC, 3 p.m. April 12 — at Iowa Central CC, Fort Dodge, 1 p.m. April 14 — at Graceland Univ., Lamoni, 2 p.m. April 15 — vs. Simpson College, 3 p.m. April 16 — at Marshalltown CC, 3 p.m. April 19 — vs. Ellsworth CC, 1 p.m. April 20 — vs. Graceland Univ., 1 p.m. April 21 — vs. William Penn, 3 p.m. April 23 — vs. DMACC, 3 p.m. April 26 — at NIACC, Mason City, 1 p.m. April 27 — at Iowa Lakes, Estherville, noon May 1-4 — Regional tournament, Fort Dodge

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NICE CLEAN 2 BEDROOM HOME with garage and yard for rent, has appliances including washer / dryer, recently remodeled, quiet neighborhood, no smoking, no pets, $675 per month, 641-7827208. Cash, Cows, Corn, Cars- You’ll find them all in Classified Ads. 782-2141.

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EFFICIENCY APARTMENTS. Spacious downtown Creston oneroom apartment furnished with frig, microwave, private bath. $425/monthly includes all utilities, plus deposit. CRESTONLOFTS@GMAIL.COM, R Realty 641-782-9408 or 641223-0997. STOP LOOKING - it’s all in the Want Ads.

Lenox Care Center

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

Re-Opening

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. 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 mergie98@msn.com

CommerCial Building

for rent

for the Season!

The Gathering Table Restaurant — at the —

Henry A. WAllAce Country Life Center

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

Fridays for lunch & Dinner starting March 14

— Ask for Julie — EOE

NOW HIRING

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

We would like to thank everyone who sent a card, called on the phone, sent an email, or wished us well in person. You all made our 60th Wedding Annversary a very special occasion. A special “thanks” to our daughters, sonin-law, grandchildren and great granddaughter for entertaining us on Sat., March 8th in Des Moines. It was a full, enjoyable day and so nice to have our whole family present. We will remember this milestone for a long time to come. God Bless each and everyone of you for helping us celebrate. Bill and Norma Mercer

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.

Apply online at

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

Full Time Day shift Memory Care

602 West Taylor St.

806 Laurel St. (Walmart)

641-782-6688

641-782-5710

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— Creston —

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

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

Crest Plaza/701 W. Townline, Creston Office 641-782-7197 Broker: Stew Stewart homes@stewartrealtyia.com “the Real Estate People”

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

FOR SALE

Applications / Resumes may be submitted confidentially online at www.midwest-health.com/careers

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

Make an offer!

828 Quiet Harbor • Creston

PrairieView ASSISTED LIVING

&

Asking $39,900

Very well kept home with carport and single garage, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, storage shed. Located in a senior living complex. Mowing, snow removal, water, sewer and trash included. Move in ready! SELLER SAYS SELL!!!

MEMORY CARE

1709 W. Prairie St., Creston, IA

Reservations Recommended

LUNCHES

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2773 290th Street • Orient www.wallace.org

Iowa Focus

641-337-5019

Creston Nursing & Rehab Center is looking for a

Full-time Nurse Jessica Seitz, RN Director of Nursing Services

Creston Nursing & Rehab Center 1001 Cottonwood, Creston, IA

641-344-7430

641-782-8511

AA/EOE

CNA

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

If you are interested in making a difference in the lives of our residents please contact: 1800 S.F. will build to suit, office space available

810 E. Van Buren • Lenox, IA

Monday thru Friday • 8 am to 4 pm

is taking applications for

Full time rn Full time Dietary aide

Auction Calendar

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:

is seeking trustworthy, honest individuals for casual employment as

Part time Direct SuPPort ProviDerS in Creston.

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

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.

EOE

Wear Your Green and Celebrate St. Patty’s Day

Saturday, March 15 Drink Specials

Not for Profit

Deliver Monday-Friday Must be 10 years old

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

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: http://jobs.oldcastle.com

JUST SOLD!!!

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Maintanence Assistant

1/2 Off

— Steve Steve& & Jane JaneMcCann, McCann,Owners Owner — — —

801 East Van Buren, Lenox, IA 50851 Email: manager@vintageparkapts.com

Sale Price Reduced an Additional Men’s, Women’s and Children’s Shoes!

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

Vintage Park Apartments

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

211 W. Adams • Creston 782-7871

in Lenox Available

Asking $38,500 Main-street building location perfect for retail or office space. 2400 sq. ft. with full basement. Bathroom, utility room and two enclosed offices in rear. This building has both a desireable front entrance with display window and signage in front and a rear entrance to load or unload. Furnace and central air has been upgraded.

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!

A&G Lounge

4 Carrier Routes

113 N. Maple St. • Creston

1001 Cottonwood 641-782-8511 jdavis@careinitiatives.org www.careinitiatives.org

Basement Clearance Sale Your Guide To Dining And Entertainment

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Creston Nursing & Rehab Center

Interested applicants may apply in person at

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

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DISPATCH/BIOSECURITY

MANAGER

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 www.iowaselect.com or contact Craig Ward at 641-648-4479 to request an application.

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Accountant

Plumber

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

Storage

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.


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Live Healthy Iowa 5K Senate proposes drunken driving law changes offenders “It is imperative that we continue coming to Mount Ayr mayFirst-time be able to keep above when blowing into the device for three consecutive times within 15 minutes. Sen. Chris Brase, DMuscatine, said the goal of the bill is to encourage people to use the interlock ignition devices so they can keep working and take steps to improve their behavior behind the wheel that are impeded by a sixmonth license suspension. A provision of the measure would reduce the cost for the device for low-income OWI offenders. Sen. Michael Breitbach, R-Strawberry Point, one of three Republicans who voted for the bill, said he hoped the changes would not be viewed as weakening current law but rather helping to get people who made a mistake back on the right track and keep them going in the right direction. However, after Tuesday’s floor debate, Senate GOP Leader Bill Dix of Shell Rock issued a statement saying Republicans voted to uphold significant driving restrictions for people convicted of OWI

AMES — Live Healthy Iowa has selected Mount Ayr as a host site for the inaugural year of Live Healthy Iowa’s 5K run/ walk and 1K kid’s run. Mount Ayr was chosen as one of 10 communities throughout the state to host the event April 12. The run/walk serves as a finale celebration for the nearly 28,000 Iowans participating in the 2014 10 Week Wellness Challenge. All Iowans are welcome to participate in this family-friendly event. “We are pleased to have the opportunity to work w i t h t h e s e 10 local comm u n i - Bruce ties and co-host these events,” said Nicole Bruce, Live Healthy Iowa director. “These events not only serve as a sense of accomplishment and celebration for challenge participants, but as a way for Iowans to come together in support of the local wellness coalitions and their communities.” The 5K run/walk will start at 8 a.m and the kid’s run will begin at 9 a.m. All participants will receive a Live Healthy Iowa 5K Tshirt, race number, finisher medal and the oppor-

tunity to win age-group awards. The cost for the 5K is $20 through March 31 and $25 up until race day. Adult 10 Week Wellness Challenge participants can use the discount code found in their challenge confirmation email to receive $10 off registration. The 1K kid’s run for youth ages 12 and younger is $5. Onsite registration will be available and adult 10 Week Wellness Challenge participants can present their access card to receive their discount. For local event details and to register online, visit www. livehealthyiowa.org. Host communities were selected based on historically strong participation in Live Healthy Iowa challenges and the enthusiasm of the community wellness coalitions. Proceeds from the event will benefit the local wellness coalitions in each community, as well as Adaptive Sports Iowa’s veteran outreach efforts. Live Healthy Iowa and Live Healthy Iowa Kids provide challenges and events throughout the year to promote healthy and active lifestyles. To learn more about these programs and find more information about the Live Healthy Iowa 5K, visit www.livehealthyiowa.org or call 888-7778881.

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driving to work if they stay sober behind the wheel DES MOINES (MCT) – The Iowa Senate voted 28-20 Monday to modify state drunken driving laws to allow first-time offenders the option of using an interlock ignition device that would enable them to keep driving to work and other places as long as they stayed sober behind the wheel. Under Senate File 2299, people convicted of their first offense of operating while intoxicated (OWI) would still face 48 hours of mandatory jail time, but the fine could be reduce by half – from $1,250 to $625 — and a six-month driving suspension would be altered to require that a driver using the interlock option would have to be “lock-out” free for the last three months. That would mean not recording a blood-alcohol content of .04 percent or

to explore ways to keep our roadways and all Iowans safe, not explore new opportunities to ease the penalties and fines for people convicted of such serious criminal behaviors.”

— Sen. Bill Dix

Iowa Senate GOP leader

offenses. “Senate File 2299 makes it easier for people convicted of operating while intoxicated to get back on the road,” Dix said in a statement. “Current law restricts where those found guilty of OWI can travel. Under Senate File 2299, with an ignition interlock device, someone sentenced to first offense OWI can drive wherever they like,” he added. “It is imperative that we continue to explore ways to keep our roadways and all Iowans safe, not explore new opportunities to ease the penalties and fines for people convicted

of such serious criminal behaviors.” Three GOP senators – Breitbach, Nancy Boettger of Harlan and Brad Zaun of Urbandale – voted with 25 Democrats to pass the bill and send it to the Iowa House for consideration, while Democrat Matt McCoy of Des Moines joined 19 GOP senators in opposing the law. Comments: (515) 2437220; rod.boshart@sourcemedia.net —————— ©2014 The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) Visit The Gazette at thegazette.com MCT Information Services

Union County Extension to host workshops for youths Join in on some educational fun with two upcoming workshops hosted by Union County Extension. “To The Rescue” day camp will be held 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 18 at Afton Community Center. Children will be using their engineering skills as they design and build drop aid pack-

ages. Also, a babysitting workshop will be held 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 20 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Creston. Youths will have the opportunity to gain skills and information to feel safe and prepared when taking on the responsibility of babysitting.

Both workshops are available to youths in fourth through 12th grade. The deadline for registration is Friday. For more information regarding the workshops, contact Haley Jones at Union County Extension at 641782-8426.

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