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Broken water line leads to precautionary boil advisory If your water bill starts with “044” you are in a precautionary water boil for the weekend. A contractor dug through a water line, draining a Southern Iowa Rural Water tower Thursday evening. A boil advisory is currently in place

for the northeast corner of Adams County and southern third of Union County as a precaution. The boil advisory will be in place until late Saturday or Sunday while test are run on the water. The water is safe for bath-

ing and animal consumption, but does need to be boiled before it is used as drinking water. SIRWA General Manager Dan McIntosh said their crew was able to restore water to affected residents last night around 9:30 p.m.

A calling system alerted all residents who used that water tower to announce the boil advisory. McIntosh added SIRWA will continue to update affected residents with a timeline by telephone and on the SIRWA website.

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As outdoor spring cleaning begins and people burn off dead vegetation to get ready for the growing season, grass fires become a focal point for the Creston Fire Department. “One of the biggest things we find — and what we are nervous about going into today — are people that burnt on a nice day (Thursday), but it didn’t completely go out,” said Creston Fire Chief Todd Jackson. “People are not always looking far enough in advance for the days that Jackson are windy after they burn.” The National Weather Service forecast for Union County is a high of 58 degrees with winds out of the northwest at 10 to 20 mph. Gusts could reach more than 30 mph. There are no burn bans in Creston or Union County, but there are regulations to follow before clearing dead vegetation. In Creston city limits the fire must be contained to a burn barrel with a screen over the Please see FIRES, Page 2

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Nine of 13 Mz. Gorgeous contestants gather for a group photo during a calendar photo shoot by Sutton Studios. The “ladies” are competing 7 p.m. Saturday for the title of Mz. Gorgeous to raise funds for the splash pad, which will be installed in Afton City Park. Pictured, from left, are Mike Fry, Darren Moore, Josh Hamilton, Rick Friday, Chad Cass, Justin Staver, Dwain Ripperger, Adam Tallman and Todd Hamilton.

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When it comes to helping out the community, 13 “ladies” — decked out in strappy high heels and formal gowns — will compete for the title of Mz. Gorgeous to raise money

for Afton City Park splash pad 7 p.m. Saturday at East Union High School’s auditorium. According to Afton City Clerk Toni Landers, Mz. Gorgeous is a beauty pageant where men of the town dress up as women and compete in three categories — evening gowns, lingerie and talent.

Master of Ceremonies Rick Foote of Afton will also ask each contestant a series of questions. After each division, contestants will “work the audience” to solicit monetary votes. A winner in each category will be named based on the amount of donations received. An overall Mz. Gorgeous will also be named at the end of the evening and presented a sash. “It’s really just guys in the community being silly for us


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to raise money,” Landers said. Rick Friday, who was crowned Mz. Gorgeous in 1986, is among the participants who is returning to “defend his title.” Other contestants include Dwain Ripperger, Josh Hamilton, Allan Landers, Adam Tallmon, Anthony Weeks, Todd Hamilton, Chad Cass, Mike Fry, Darren Moore, Please see SPLASH, Page 2

Severe Weather Awareness Week starts Monday Union County Emergency Management will recognize Severe Weather Awareness Week starting Monday and ending Friday next week. Each day will focus on a specific weather-related topic. Jo Duckworth, county emergency management director, encourages all businesses, schools, daycare centers, medical facilities and residents to participate in next week’s awareness week.

“I hope e v e r y one participates,” Duckworth said. “We aren’t immune to severe weath- Duckworth er, which we’ve learned in recent years. Employees and citizens need to know what to do or where to go in severe weather situ-

ations. People will react the way they are trained, and if they don’t know where to go, it could be catastrophic.” That said, Wednesday will be the annual tornado drill. Duckworth said a test tornado warning will be issued around 10:15 a.m. that day, and at that time all sirens in Union County will sound. “Knowing and practicing your plan will save lives in the event a tornado should oc-

cur,” Duckworth said. Other weather-related topics being publicized by Duckworth next week include flash floods (Monday), warning receptions (Tuesday), severe thunderstorms (Thursday) and family preparedness day (Friday). If flooding occurs, Duckworth warns citizens should

The city’s snow ordinance will expire March 31, but remember Creston’s Uptown has alternate parking all year. Creston Police Chief Paul Ver Meer said the department transitions from monitoring snow parking ordinance to serving nuisance abatements as people start to spend more time outdoors. “If we get a complaint, we Ver Meer make sure it is valid, then serve notice to abate the nuisance,” Ver Meer said. “They have 12 to 14 days before they are issued a civil citation.” A first offense civil citation is a $500 fine. Repeated offenses are $750. Nuisance abatement’s can be served for

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PARKING: dead vegetation and the lack of moisture in the ground increases the risk of grass fires getting out of hand. Before burning, he recommends starting away from any buildings, having a water source available and tools to help control the direction of the fire. “Call the fire department or dispatch center if you are going to do a controlled burn,” Jackson said. “One of the things we get are a lot of false calls where people

are watching the fire, but someone driving by sees smoke ... that way we don’t have to send our resources out for a controlled fire.” Other guidelines Jackson said to do during burns are to never leave the fire unattended, continually check the weather forecast and to call in for help early. “Call early versus later,” Jackson said. “If it is heading a direction you don’t want and it is going at a speed or intensity you didn’t expect, call.”

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Justin Staver, Duane Price and Bryson Kenyon. “Some are really outgoing and others are, like, ‘why am I in a dress?’” Landers said. Calendar girls Earlier this week, Sheila Sutton, of Sutton Studios in Afton, took to the streets with each “girl” to shoot photos for a calendar, which will be sold for $10 at the event. Proceeds from calendar sales will also contribute to the splash pad fund. Splash pad update Of the $107,000 needed to complete Afton’s splash pad, more than $93,000 has been raised.

In addition to $25,000 from The Dekko Foundation, $5,000 from Youth Answering the Call of the Community (YACC), $4,500 from Endow Union County and $35,000 of city designated funds from local option sales tax, the splash pad project has received $1,000 from Caseys General Store and $3,500 from Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway. Landers said the community support has been “overwhelming.” “People have been very supportive,” Landers said. “Even if they don’t have a lot to give, they give what they can ... they want to see it happen.”

Landers said the city is currently working on obtaining quotes from engineers and will likely be summer before the splash pad is constructed. An opening date has not yet been determined. The splash pad offers a free place for anyone to cool down and relax. Because there will not be any standing water, the splash pad is a low cost alternative to a community pool. The closest swimming locations to Afton are Three Mile Lake and Creston City Pool. “Swimming pools are a hard thing to maintain for smaller cities like ours because they aren’t usually money making,” said Land-

ers. “Staffing them, hiring life guards and maintaining it would be an overwhelming expense for us.” Landers said the splash pad, which will feature sprayers and buckets that fill and dump water will be fun for anyone of any age. “I think it’s good for the kids and the families because there will be something extra to do,” Landers said. The greatest benefit is the anticipation of more people in Afton’s city park. “They might stop by for ice cream, see local businesses and eat at local restaurants,” said Landers. “An overall draw to the community.”

Home. Arrangements are pendCreston ing at Powers Funeral Denise Frey, 61, of Cres- Home, junction of highContinued from Page 1 ton died March 20, 2014, at ways 25 and 34. Greater Regional Hospice get to higher ground, do not attempt to cross flowMethodist Medical Center in ing streams and never drive Leon Frey Des Moines. through flooded roadways. Creston Services are pending at Tuesday focuses on Leon Frey of Creston died Powers Funeral Home, junc- where to receive watches March 21, 2014, at Iowa tion of highways 34 and 25. and warnings. Warnings can be received many places inIowa Methodist Medical Tom Kilkenny atCenter cluding on local television in Des Moines. stations, radio, an all hazCreston Services are pending at Tom Kilkenny, 77, of Powers Funeral Home, junc- ards weather radio, internet at, Creston died March 21, 2014, tion of highways 25 and 34. on Twitter and Facebook, by siren if outdoors and through cell phones and Creston died March 20, 2014, Jennifer at Iowa Methodist Medical other mobile data devices via text message. Mason Center in Des Moines. You do not have to sign Services are pending at Creston Pearson Family Funeral Ser- up to receive this text mesJennifer Mason, 54, of vice, 809 W. Montgomery St. sage.

If you are at home or traveling in an area where a warning has been issued, your phone will receive text alerts broadcast by nearby cell towers. If your phone is unable to receive the alerts, your phone will receive an alert that resembles a text message. When receiving an alert, you should follow any action advised by the emergency message and seek additional details. The service is free of charge and messages will not count toward texting limits on wireless plans. Thursday focuses on severe thunderstorms. Duckworth said, historically,

more damage has occurred in Union County because of severe thunderstorms than any other type of weather event. Severe thunderstorms are capable of producing tornado equivalent straight winds, large hail, dangerous lightning, flash flooding and even tornadoes. Duckworth said severe thunderstorm warnings should never be taken lightly. Friday focuses on family preparedness day. Duckworth recommends taking a few minutes on Friday to check out your 72-hour family preparedness kit. “If you don’t have one,

now is a great time to get started,” Duckworth said. “It is also a good day to practice your home family plans for fire, weather and other hazardous events.”

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Roy Slezak Jr., 87, of Sun City, Ariz., died March 14, 2014, at Golden Hearts Assisted Living Center in Slezak, Jr. Glendale, Ariz. Interment arrangements are pending at Menke Funeral Home, Sun City, Ariz. Memorials may be directed to Golden Hearts, 6523 W. Via Del Sol Dr., Glendale, AZ 85310; Montecito Residential Living, 17271 N 87th Ave., Peoria, AZ 85382; or Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix AZ 85014. Online condolences may be left at Roy Slezak Jr., son of Gladys (Everling) and Roy Slezak Sr., was born Dec. 24, 1926, in Orient. Roy graduated from Orient High School and then attended Simpson College in Indianola. After graduation, Roy began working as a teacher and coach in Arispe. On Nov. 23, 1949, Roy married Carolyn Jean Strauss in Creston, where they lived for the next 33

years. During this time, Roy worked for Anderson-Erickson Dairy and several local businesses, and then later resumed teaching and coaching in the Cromwell School system. Upon consolidation of the Cromwell and Creston schools, Roy left the education field and began working with Jean at Sid Strauss Ready-toWear, which they owned and operated until 1982, when they moved to Sun City West, Ariz. Roy continued to work in administrative positions with local real estate companies, until retiring. Roy is survived by his children, Stephen (wife Ruth) of Iowa City and Barbara (husband Michael) of Glendale, Ariz., daughter-in-law Sue Slezak of Phoenix, Ariz., and David (wife Maureen) of Phoenix, Ariz.; grandchildren, Michael, Sandy, Rachel and Keira Slezak; sister Barbara Shelby of Bethany, Mo.; and in-laws, Linda Hartsock of Creston and Betty and Bill Strauss of Panora. Roy was preceded in death by his wife Jean, parents, son Gregory Vincent Slezak; brothers-inlaw, Nic Shelby and Jim Hartsock; and parents-inlaw, Sidney and Barbara Strauss.

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top to prevent any sparks from leaving the barrel. Both in town and rural burns need to be natural vegetation. Burning material such as tires is not allowed. “People don’t anticipate the energy that is generated by the grass fire they start,” Jackson said. “They think they can control it and it quickly gets away from them.” Jackson said the dry,

a variety complaints about trash and materials on a neighboring property. It can also be used if a yard is not mowed and weeds become a problem for neighboring areas. Ver Meer said individuals who have old vehicles that need to be disposed of within Creston city limits can contact the police station for assistance. There is no charge, but the title of the vehicle is signed over to the towing company.

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Union County Board of Supervisors, 9 a.m., Union County Courthouse Board Room. Creston Rotary Club, noon, Greater Regional Medical Center cafeteria conference room. Narcotics Anonymous (NA), noon open meeting, St. Malachy Rectory, 407 W. Clark St. No smoking. TOPS No. 1338, 5 p.m., First United Methodist Church. AA, 5:30 p.m., Crossroads Mental Health Center, 1003 Cottonwood Rd. Open meeting. Union County Genealogy Society, 6 p.m., Gibson Memorial Library. Everyone is welcome to attend. AA, 7:30 p.m., United Church of Christ, 501 W. Montgomery St. Use east door.


Creston Men’s Fellowship nondenominational Bible study, 7 a.m., The Windrow. Holy Spirit Rectory ReRun Shop, 9 a.m. to noon, 107 W. Howard St. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), 7:30 p.m. open meeting, St. Malachy Rectory, 407 W. Clark St.


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Union County Board of Supervisors, 9 a.m. Monday, Union County Courthouse boardroom. Agenda includes: 9:05 a.m. open forum; 9:10 a.m. elected official/department head meeting; 9:20 a.m. Steve Akes, county engineer: maintenance activity report and discuss 2014 bridge inspection results; 10 a.m. public hearing on county budget amendment for fiscal year 2013-14; 10:15 a.m. public hearing on Southern Hills Regional Mental Health Plan policies and procedures; 10:30 a.m. Sandy Hysell, county auditor: appoint Jones Township trustee; claims.


Ian Morrison, 18, of Omaha, Neb., was charged 10:35 p.m. Thursday with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver at the Union County Law Enforcement Center. According to a Creston Police report, Morrison was a passenger in a vehicle stopped for a traffic violation. During the stop, the officer smelled an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A grinder used for grinding marijuana was in plain view inside the back seat of the vehicle. During a search of the vehicle, a bag containing a green, leafy substance consistent with marijuana and a scale

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4 San Diego State’s win was the 4th overtime game Thursday, an NCAA Tournament 1-day record.


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SPORTS National ‘positive’ coaching honor for Mount Ayr’s Showalter By LARRY PETERSON

CNA sports writer

MOUNT AYR — Delwyn Showalter says it’s as much an award for the community as it is for him personally. The Mount Ayr Raiders football co-coach and school athletic director has won Positive Coaching Alliance’s Double-Goal Coach Award presented by MaxPreps for his positive impact on youth athletes. Showalter was the only coach from Iowa nominated for the award and one of only 25 award-winners

of 1,732 nominees from across the nation. The award — named for coaches who strive to win while pursuing the more important goal Showalter of teaching life lessons through sports — carries a $250 prize, a trophy and mention within the websites and newsletters of Positive Coaching Alliance. “I’m very honored and humbled to get that type of award,” Showalter said. “It’s not something I ex-

pected. It means a lot to me because of what it represents.” Showalter was nominated locally, with the nomination process including input from multiple residents of the school’s community. Information submitted from Mount Ayr made an impact on the committee. “Delwyn helps youth athletes win on the field and off,” said Jim Thompson, founder and CEO of Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) and author of nine books on youth sports. “By creating a positive, character-building youth sports experience and serving as a doublegoal coach, Delwyn helps youth de-

velop into better athletes and better people.” Under his leadership, the Mount Ayr Community Schools’ athletic department has been involved in several community efforts, such as raising funds to fight cancer through the sale or auction of players’ pink jerseys. A Coaches Against Cancer event was also held during the basketball season. In fact, Showalter already informed representatives of the Positive Coaching Alliance that he will Please see SHOWALTER, Page 5A

Hawks in fourth at nationals OKLAHOMA CITY (MCT) — After stumbling slightly in the opening round, Iowa rebounded with a 9-1 evening session to propel it into fourth place after day one of the NCAA Division I wrestling championships at Chesapeake Arena, just six points behind three-time defending national champion Penn State. Minnesota and Oklahoma are just a point ahead of the Hawkeyes, 21.5 to 20.5. “I don’t know why,” Brands said. “It doesn’t matter why. Let’s just go with some action. Go out

there and do action.” Iowa has more quarterfinalist than any other team in the field with six and all 10 of its qualifiers remain alive. Josh Dziewa, along with Nick Moore and Ethen Lofthouse, upset victims in the opening round, won IN THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT IN AND consecutive FOR UNION COUNTY three consolaWELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., tion matches by bonus. Plaintiff, vs.Cory Clark at 125, Tony JAMES ALAN CHRISTENSEN, RamosOFatJAMES 133, ALAN Derek St. SPOUSE CHRISTENSEN, LACEY CHRISTENSEN, John at 157, Mike Evans SPOUSE OF LACEY CHRISTENSEN, AND IN POSSESSION, at PARTIES 174, Nathan Burak at Defendants. 197 andEQCV017468 Bobby Telford CASE NO.


SWCC second baseman Aaron Hixson of Omaha throws to first base after fielding a ground ball Thursday in doubleheader action against Indian Hills. SWCC lost both games, 8-5 and 15-1 in six innings. The Spartans are scheduled to host NIACC Saturday and Sunday afternoon. The SWCC softball team, coming off a 6-1 trip to South Carolina, will open at home 3 p.m. Saturday against Ellsworth, just in time for cooler conditions to move into the area before a chance for rain/snow mix on Monday.

ORIGINAL NOTICE TO THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANTS: Please see You are hereby notified that there is WRESTLING, now on file in the Office of thePage Clerk5A of the above Court, a Petition, in the aboveentitled action which prays for judgment in rem and in the principal amount of $108,997.06 plus interest to 09/30/2013 in the amount of $2,811.94, and thereafter at the rate of 6.25% per annum, such amount equaling $18.66 per day, the costs of the action including report of title costs $250.00, escrow advance of $348.77, late charges of $37.96, and reasonable attorney fees and that said sums be declared a lienThere was a lot of the basketball. of the game. They got nervous and It was a pleasure to be in atten“Don was a great coach, and upon the following-described premises at discipline.” went to a zone. That fell right into he had such a run of talent there dance when 1970 Creston High 104 S Stone St, Creston, Union County, Iowa, to-wit: That discipline came into play our hands. We ended up hitting for about 10 years,” Blazek said. School graduate Steve Blazek Straight The South Ten (10) feet of Lots Numduring histhefirst two free throws with four seconds “There were some years his girls was inducted into the Iowa High shots North job at Newtownbered Four (4) and Five (5) and Fifty-two and One-half (52.5) feet of Lots Harris, Mo. The team’s center was left and won the ballgame. We team was bigger than our boys School Athletic Association Bas- Larry Peterson Numbered Fourteen (14) and Fifteen (15) in Stone and Elliott's Lake Viewa Addition lost with dislocated kneecap, and could have played those guys 100 team! One thing we fought in Atketball Hall of Fame Saturday sports writer to Creston, Union County, Iowa; hit aon slump. But he put in a 1-2-2 more times and night during the Boys State Tourlantic was, we never had any size. that the mortgage the above-dereal estatehalfcourt be foreclosed;trap that adefense, and they never beaten nament. “Alan will do a great job with would have it, Dyer wasscribed athletic special execution issue for the sale of as caught fireas and them again. It it,” Blazek added. “He’s a hard You see, my final story as a director at Atlantic when much of the mortgaged premises is nec-avenged an earlier Blazek essary to satisfy the judgment; and for othdefeat to beat Green City for the was just one of member of the Atlantic News- applied for the Trojans’ job. worker. I know he had some offers er relief as the Court may deem just and is state tournament. equitable. The attorney those things. We rightfortothegoPlaintiff to the Telegraph staff in the summer in Omaha when he was working in “I’m sure it was to my advantage Brian G. Sayer, of the law firm of Klatt, In theTreinen first &round they were had really smart of 1984 was about the hiring of that I knew Mr. Dyer, andOdekirk, Council Bluffs. I really pushed for he hadAugustine, a Sayer, P.C., whose address is 531 Comkids.” matched up with perennial powSutherland coach Steve Blazek son (Bob) in my grade inRastede, him to get the (Atlantic) job. He’s school,” mercial Street, Suite 250; P.O. Box 2675, telephone ranked No. 1 in Waterloo, IA 50704-2675, The point erhouse Glasgow, as the new basketball coach. He Blazek said. kind of an old-school coach.” (319) 232-3304, facsimile (319) 232guard on his Blazek seemed like a nice guy, and I told Blazek and wife Tammy now And, Blazek said one of his pri- the state. 3639. ORDINANCE NO. 14-151 NOTICE state third-place “They had finished in the fop him I’d now be covering one of his mary coaching influences was live in Lee’s Summit, Mo., to be Bill AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE PLAINTIFF HAS ELECTED OF ORDINANCES OF of the state 11 of the previous Atlantic teamNOTICE in 2002, Jenrivals as a writer in Creston. near THE theirCODE daughters and two FORECLOSURE WITHOUT REDEMPANDAlan CALL OF PUBLIC Baldwin, his coach for three years four THE CITY OF CRESTON, IOWA, TION. THIS MEANS THAT THE SALE MEETING 13 years,” Blazek said. “We went kins, has succeeded him as head That’s when I found out he was at CHS. granddaughters. 1996, BY AMENDING CHAPTER 136, OF THE MORTGAGED PROPERTY Governmental Body: Creston City SECTION 03, AND WILL OCCUR EN- slowed the game coach. Alan is the son ofCouncil Nancy to a 2-3AFTER zone, a former Panther. In fact, Rollin “The one regret youADDING have in NEW this “He was pretty deliberate of- PROMPTLY SUB-SECTIONS 4 AND 5 - PROVITRY OF JUDGMENT UNLESS YOU Date of Meeting: April 1, 2014 and ran four backdoor cuts and Don Jenkins, who was a state Dyer was a teacher and coachINinTHE fensively,” Blazek said. SIONS PERTAINING TO SIDEWALK FILE made WITH THE down, COURT A WRITTEN IOWA DISTRICT COURT IN “He Time of Meeting: 6:00 o'clock PM DEMAND TO DELAY THE their SALE. IF AND FOR UNION COUNTY Placegirls of Meeting: City Council aggressive defense championship coach duringChambers REGULATIONS Creston when Blazek was in elsure he had the kids shooting the against see BE IT ENACTED by the Please City Council YOU FILE A WRITTEN DEMAND, WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., 116 W. Adams Street of the City of Creston,BLAZEK, Iowa: Page 5A for laypus on the first four plays Blazek’s time in Atlantic. ementary and junior high. As luck THE SALE WILL BE DELAYED UNTIL Plaintiff, Creston, IA 50801 basketball that he wanted shooting SECTION 1. SECTION MODIFIED. SIX MONTHS FROM ENTRY OF vs. PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVJAMES ALAN CHRISTENSEN, JUDGMENT IF THE MORTGAGED EN that the above mentioned governmen- Section 136.03 of the Code of Ordinances SPOUSE OF JAMES ALAN CHRIS- PROPERTY IS YOUR RESIDENCE tal body is meeting at the time and place of the City of Creston, Iowa, 1996, is repealed and the following adopted in lieu TENSEN, LACEY CHRISTENSEN, AND IS A ONE-FAMILY OR TWOlisted above for the following purpose. The meeting is for the purpose of ac- thereof: SPOUSE OF LACEY CHRISTENSEN, FAMILY DWELLING OR UNTIL TWO 136.03 REMOVAL OF SNOW, ICE MONTHS FROM ENTRY OF JUDGcepting comment on amending the 1994 AND PARTIES IN POSSESSION, MENT IF THE MORTGAGED PROPERDefendants. Urban Revitalization Plan for the City of AND ACCUMULATIONS. It is the reCreston, Iowa. TY IS NOT YOUR RESIDENCE OR IS CASE NO. EQCV017468 sponsibility of the abutting property resiYOUR RESIDENCE BUT NOT A ONEORIGINAL NOTICE ___Public Hearing on the issuance. dents/owners to remove snow, ice and acTO THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFEN- FAMILY ___Motion instituting proceedings to cumulations promptly from sidewalks. If a OR TWO-FAMILY TRUST NOTICE THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT take additional action. DWELLING. YOU WILL HAVE NO DANTS: property resident/owner does not remove IN THE MATTER OF THE TRUST: UNION COUNTY You are hereby notified that there is RIGHT OF REDEMPTION AFTER THE This notice is given at the direction of snow, ice or accumulations within twentyJanet Evelyn Nesbit Living Trust under IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF now on file in the Office of the Clerk of SALE. THE PURCHASER AT THE the Mayor pursuant to Chapter 21, Code four (24) hours alter a snowfall, ice and KELLY MONAGHAN, Deceased. agreement dated January 17, 2014 of Iowa, and local rules of said govern- accumulations event ends, the following Probate No. ESPR015643 To all persons regarding Janet Evelyn the above Court, a Petition, in the above- SALE WILL BE ENTITLED TO IMMEmental body. procedure shall be implemented: NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT Nesbit deceased, who died on or about entitled action which prays for judgment DIATE POSSESSION OF THE MORTLisa Williamson SECTION 2. NEW SUB-SECTIONS. OF ADMINISTRATOR February 12, 2014.You are hereby notified in rem and in the principal amount of GAGED PROPERTY. YOU MAY PURClerk, City of Creston Section 136.03 of the Code of Ordinances AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS that Susan A Nesbit-Fisher is the trustee $108,997.06 plus interest to 09/30/2013 in CHASE AT THE SALE. the amount of $2,811.94, and thereafter at IF YOU DO NOT FILE A WRITTEN of the City of Creston, Iowa, 1996, is To All Persons Interested in the Estate of the Janet Evelyn Nesbit Living Trust NOTICE AND CALL OF PUBLIC amended by adding new Sub-Sections 4 under agreement dated January 17, 2014, the rate of 6.25% per annum, such amount DEMAND TO DELAY THE SALE AND of Kelly Monaghan, Deceased, who died MEETING equaling $18.66 per day, the costs of the IF THE MORTGAGED PROPERTY IS on or about February 15, 2014: and 5, which are hereby adopted to read as dated the 17th day of January, 2014. Governmental Body: Creston City follows: You are hereby notified that on the Any action to contest the validity of action including report of title costs YOUR RESIDENCE AND IS A ONECouncil OR TWO-FAMILY 10th day of March, 2014, the undersigned 4. The City or their agents may remove the trust must be brought in the District $250.00, escrow advance of $348.77, late FAMILY Date of Meeting: April 1, 2014 snow, ice and accumulations from sideCourt of Union County, Iowa, within the charges of $37.96, and reasonable attorney DWELLING, THEN A DEFICIENCY was appointed administrator of the estate. fees and that said sums be declared a lien JUDGMENT WILL NOT BE ENTERED Notice is hereby given that all persons Time of Meeting: 6:00 o'clock PM walks if not removed by property later to occur of four (4) months from the resident/owner within the allotted 48 hour date of second publication of this notice or upon the following-described premises at AGAINST YOU. IF YOU DO FILE A indebted to the estate are requested to Place of Meeting: City Council Chambers 116 W. Adams Street period, and a charge of $75.00 per hour thirty (30) days from the date of mailing 104 S Stone St, Creston, Union County, WRITTEN DEMAND TO DELAY THE make immediate payment to the underCreston, IA 50801 SALE, THEN A DEFICIENCY JUDG- signed, and creditors having claims for such removal, plus a surcharge of $ this notice to all heirs of the decedent sett- Iowa, to-wit: PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVMENT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST The South Ten (10) feet of Lots Num100.00, will be charged to the property against the estate shall file them with the lor and the spouse of the decedent settlor whose identities are reasonably ascertain- bered Four (4) and Five (5) and the North YOU IF THE PROCEEDS FROM THE clerk of the above named district court, as EN that the above mentioned governmen- owner. 5. The Clerk shall send a statement of able. Any suit not filed within this period Fifty-two and One-half (52.5) feet of Lots SALE OF THE MORTGAGED PROPER- provided by law, duly authenticated, for tal body is meeting at the time and place the total expense incurred by regular mail shall be forever barred. Notice is further Numbered Fourteen (14) and Fifteen (15) TY ARE INSUFFICIENT TO SATISFY allowance, and unless so filed by the later listed above for the following purpose. The meeting is for the purpose of acto the property owner who has failed to regiven that any person or entity possessing in Stone and Elliott's Lake View Addition THE AMOUNT OF THE MORTGAGED to occur of four months from the second DEBT AND COSTS. publication of this notice or one month cepting comment on Ordinance No. 14- move snow, ice and accumulations from a claim against the trust must mail proof to Creston, Union County, Iowa; IF THE MORTGAGED PROPERTY from the date of the mailing of this notice 152 – An Ordinance amending the Code sidewalks, thus allowing the same to be rethat the mortgage on the above-deof the claim to the trustee at the address listed below via certified mail, return re- scribed real estate be foreclosed; that a IS NOT YOUR RESIDENCE OR IS NOT (unless otherwise allowed or paid) a claim of Ordinances of the City of Creston, moved by the City or their agents, and if Iowa, 1996, by amending Chapter 10 – the amount shown by the statement has ceipt requested, by the later to occur of special execution issue for the sale of as A ONE-FAMILY OR TWO-FAMILY is thereafter forever barred. Provisions pertaining to commercial prop- not been paid within one (1) month, the Dated this 10th day of March, 2014. four (4) months from the second publica- much of the mortgaged premises as is nec- DWELLING, THEN A DEFICIENCY Clerk shall certify the costs to the County Mary K. Still erty tax exemptions. tion of this notice or thirty (30) days from essary to satisfy the judgment; and for oth- JUDGMENT MAY BE ENTERED ___Public Hearing on the issuance. Administrator of the Estate Treasurer and such costs shall then be colthe date of mailing this notice if required er relief as the Court may deem just and AGAINST YOU WHETHER OR NOT to ___Motion instituting proceedings lected with, and in the same manner, as 200 South Kirby Street or the claim shall be forever barred unless equitable. The attorney for the Plaintiff is YOU FILE A WRITTEN DEMAND TO take additional action. Brian G. Sayer, of the law firm of Klatt, DELAY THE SALE. general property taxes. Mount Ayr, IA 50854 paid or otherwise satisfied. This notice is given at the direction of You are further notified that unless you Odekirk, Augustine, Sayer, Treinen & SECTION 3. REPEALER. All ordiJames L. Pedersen Dated this March 13, 2014. the Mayor pursuant to Chapter 21, Code nances or parts of ordinances in conflict Rastede, P.C., whose address is 531 Com- serve and, within a reasonable time there- ICIS PIN Number: AT0006167 Janet Evelyn Nesbit Living Trust of Iowa, and local rules of said govern- with the provisions of this ordinance are under agreement dated January 17, 2014 mercial Street, Suite 250; P.O. Box 2675, after, file a motion or answer on or before Attorney for the Administrator mental body. Waterloo, IA 50704-2675, telephone April 24, 2014, in the Iowa District Court James L. Pedersen, P.C. hereby repealed. Susan A Nesbit-Fisher Lisa Williamson (319) 232-3304, facsimile (319) 232- for Union County, Iowa, at the Court- 201 E. Monroe Street SECTION 4. SEVERABILITY 649 S. 34th Ct Clerk, City of Creston 3639. house in Creston, Iowa, judgment by deMount Ayr, IA 50854 West Des Moines, Iowa, 50265 CLAUSE. If any section, provision or part NOTICE fault will be rendered against you for the Date of second publication: Mar. 21, 2014 Arnold O. Kenyon III of this ordinance shall be adjudged invalid ORDINANCE NO. 14-151 THE PLAINTIFF HAS ELECTED relief demanded in the Petition. ICIS PIN#AT0004182 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING or unconstitutional, such adjudication FORECLOSURE WITHOUT REDEMPIf you need assistance to participate in Attorney for Trustee THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF shall not affect the validity of the ordiNOTICE AND CALL OF PUBLIC TION. THIS MEANS THAT THE SALE court due to a disability, call the disability 211 N. Maple Street, THE CITY OF CRESTON, IOWA, nance as a whole or any section, provision MEETING OF THE MORTGAGED PROPERTY coordinator at 515-286-3394. Persons who Creston, IA 50801 1996, BY AMENDING CHAPTER 136, or part thereof not adjudged invalid or unWILL OCCUR PROMPTLY AFTER EN- are hearing or speech impaired may call Governmental Body: Creston City Date of second publication: Mar. 28, 2014 SECTION 03, AND ADDING NEW constitutional. Council TRY OF JUDGMENT UNLESS YOU Relay Iowa TTY (1-800-735-2942). DisSECTION 5. WHEN EFFECTIVE. SUB-SECTIONS 4 AND 5 - PROVIDate of Meeting: April 1, 2014 FILE WITH THE COURT A WRITTEN ability coordinators cannot provide leSIONS PERTAINING TO SIDEWALK This ordinance shall be in effect from and IN THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT IN DEMAND TO DELAY THE SALE. IF Time of Meeting: 6:00 o'clock PM gal advice. after its final passage, approval and publiREGULATIONS AND FOR UNION COUNTY Place of Meeting: City Council Chambers YOU FILE A WRITTEN DEMAND, Allison Danilovich BE IT ENACTED by the City Council cation as provided by law. WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., 116 W. Adams Street THE SALE WILL BE DELAYED UNTIL Clerk of Court Passed by the Council the 18th day of of the City of Creston, Iowa: Plaintiff, Creston, IA 50801 SIX MONTHS FROM ENTRY OF Union County Courthouse March, 2014, and approved this 18th day SECTION 1. SECTION MODIFIED. vs. PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVJUDGMENT IF THE MORTGAGED Creston, Iowa EN that the above mentioned governmen- Section 136.03 of the Code of Ordinances of March, 2014. JAMES ALAN CHRISTENSEN, PROPERTY IS YOUR RESIDENCE IMPORTANT: YOU ARE ADVISED tal body is meeting at the time and place of the City of Creston, Iowa, 1996, is reWarren Woods, Mayor SPOUSE OF JAMES ALAN CHRIS- AND IS A ONE-FAMILY OR TWOTO SEEK LEGAL ADVICE AT ONCE listed above for the following purpose. pealed and the following adopted in lieu ATTEST: TENSEN, LACEY CHRISTENSEN, FAMILY DWELLING OR UNTIL TWO TO PROTECT YOUR INTERESTS. Lisa Williamson, City Clerk The meeting is for the purpose of ac- thereof: SPOUSE OF LACEY CHRISTENSEN, MONTHS FROM ENTRY OF JUDGDate of second publication: Mar. 28, 2014 First Reading: March 4, 2014 136.03 REMOVAL OF SNOW, ICE cepting comment on amending the 1994 AND PARTIES IN POSSESSION, MENT IF THE MORTGAGED PROPER- Date of third publication: April 4, 2014 Defendants. Urban Revitalization Plan for the City of AND ACCUMULATIONS. It is the re- Second Reading: March 18, 2014 TY IS NOT YOUR RESIDENCE OR IS Creston, Iowa. CASE NO. EQCV017468 sponsibility of the abutting property resi- Third Reading: March 18, 2014 YOUR RESIDENCE BUT NOT A ONEORIGINAL NOTICE ___Public Hearing on the issuance. dents/owners to remove snow, ice and ac-

Hall of Famer Blazek cites early coaching influence in Creston

Public notice

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SHOWALTER: Continued from Page 4A

be unable to attend the April 12 awards banquet in Palo Alto, Calif., because of involvement with a local event. “That is when we host our Live Healthy Iowa race,” Showalter said. Coaching football and overseeing several sports as an athletic administrator would seem to present enough challenges, but Showalter said he’s proud that in Mount Ayr, efforts go beyond the playing field.

Life lessons “We have a tremendous responsibility as coaches and athletes that we’re part of a bigger community,” Showalter said. “It’s easy in any (athletic) job to get wrapped up in the season that you are in, and the next game you have on the schedule. Sometimes you forget to look beyond that and forget about the big picture. We often talk about what we are trying to accomplish through athletics. Athletics isn’t the end in itself.” Thompson, who founded the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) within the Stanford University athletic department in 1998, said PCA workshops strive to transform high school and youth sports into a “Development Zone” where the goal is “to develop better athletes and better people.” The “double goal” coach, Thompson explained, strives to win while also pursuing the more important goal of teaching life lessons through sports. He said the “second-goal parent” concentrates on life lessons while letting coaches and athletes focus on competing. “I’ve been blessed to spend my career in a school and community where people are supportive in how we’re trying to run our programs,” Showalter said. “It’s not just me. I’m continuing the traditions I learned from (former



football coach) Dave Still, who was big in community involvement. We just kind of picked that up. Derek (Lambert) and James (Smith) and all of our other coaches are on board with that. To me, this is an award that should go to our program and our community. It speaks well to what our community is all about. “We try to send the message that other people have needs, and we can use our position to do a lot of good.”

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Iowa State

Iowa State has all six of its at heavyweight are Iowa’s qualifiers remaining, three in quarterfinalists. the quarterfinals, including Iowa’s only loss in the secunseeded Earl Hall at 125. ond round came from Brody Hall upset 13th-seeded Grothus at 149 where he lost Evan Silver of Stanford, 7-3, to national champion Kend- in his opening match, before ric Maple of Oklahoma. knocking off fourth-seeded Some of the Hawks’ quar- Josh Martinez of Air Force terfinalists didn’t advance in the second round. without some great fights. Michael Moreno at 165 Iowa’s biggest quarter- and Waterloo native Kyven final win most likely came Gadson at 197 also reached from Burak at 197 as he the quarterfinals for Iowa Positive style scored on the edge with one State, which stood in ninth Thompson said Showalter second left to beat sixth- place after day one with 15 was also recognized for “posi- seeded Richard Perry of points. tive coaching techniques.” Bloomsburg. Gabe Moreno at 141, Tan“I’m not a yeller or screamer,” Showalter said. “If I raise my voice, I think it gets their attention because they don’t expect that from me. You get more from being positive with Blazek, 62, said he hasn’t kids than negative. You still Continued from Page 4A ruled out a coaching gig of have to correct, but you can do that and still treat the kids business is that you’re so some kind, like a freshman busy raising other people’s team. But he’s probably with respect and dignity.” The longtime Mount Ayr kids, that you are away from done with the varsity scene. “I just don’t want to to coach said players who fear your own kids a lot,” Blazek making mistakes because said. “At the time, you don’t it 12 months anymore,” he of the rage they will face are realize it as much. But that’s said, “and you have to, to do sometimes “paralyzed” into a big reason why we’re down it right.” there now.” ineffective performances. “We always tell our team that there is very rarely a NCAA Tournament scores perfect play,” Showlater said. “You are going to make misNorth Dakota 80, OklaThursday’s scores takes. We understand that. homa 75 Dayton 60, Ohio State 59 Sometimes we all forget that Texas 87, Arizona State Pittsburgh 77, Colorado a positive result can come out 85 48 of a busted play. Just go hard San Diego State 73, New Syracuse 77, Western on every play. If you’re not Mexico State 69 Michigan 53 sure who you are supposed to Florida 67, Albany 55 block, block somebody! Connecticut 89, Saint Jo“There is so much negative stuff in the world around us,” seph’s 81 E-mail the CNA’s Showalter said.”You have Saint Louis 83, North CarSCOTT more results if you try to use olina State 80 VICKER the positive approach. We try Villanova 73, Wisconsinsvicker@ to be on an even keel.” Milwaukee 53 For its workshops and Louisville 71, Manhattan clinics promoting positive 64 development in athletics, Wisconsin 75, American PCA gains support from a University 35 National Advisory Board, Harvard 61, Cincinnati 57 including newly-hired New Oregon 87, BYU 68 York Knicks President Michigan State 93, DelaPhil Jackson as a national ware 78 spokesperson. Michigan 57, Wofford 40

ner Weatherman at 165 and Lelund Weatherspoon at 184 are also alive for the Cyclones. Moreno and Weatherman each had falls for ISU.


Countering a deep double leg by sixth-seeded Chris Dardanes of Minnesota, UNI’s 11th-seeded Joey Lazor went from his hip to on top of Dardanes, scoring a takedown with one second left to register a 10-8 upset in the second round. Dylan Peters at 125 and top-seeded Joe Colon at 133 also reached the quarterfinals.

Three other Panthers remain alive in the tournament as Cooper Moore, Cody Caldwell and Ryan Loder are in the consolation bracket.

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Delivery in our Area

Mike Coen —Owner—


121 N. Maple • Creston • 641-782-2121 — Monday - Saturday 9-5 or by appointment —

“The Original”



“All the pancakes you can eat!”


Saturday, March 29 10am-3pm

Thank you to our sponsors: Agrivision American Home Design Center Iowa State Savings Bank iWireless

Midwest Basements Systems POET Biorefining – Corning Service Techs, Inc Winterstien Construction

Home and Garden Show presented by: Southern Prairie YMCA

PRESENTATIONS 11:00 am: Three Ways to Reinvent Your Kitchen

Ronda Katzer, Cinda Long and Tammy Stuart American Home Design Center

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 Adults - $6 Advance; $7 at the Door • Children under 12 - $3 at the Door

Serving 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

United Methodist Church 400 N. Elm • Creston Every Year the...

Creston Kiwanis Club ...contributes to the following projects: • Christmas Basket Fund • • Innovative Industries • • Bloodmobile • • Youth Baseball • • Crestubilee • • SWCC Scholarships • • Parents as First Teachers • • Library • • Camp OK • • 10,000 Crestonians • • Meals on Wheels • • Special Olympics •

Special thanks to these fine sponsors:

12:00 pm: Gardening for Everyone

Jerry Kluver, HyVee Get Growing EWaste Recycling by Prairie Solid Waste Agency Vendor Drawings and Door Prizes Concession Stand by Madison County Cattlemen Ask Jerry Kluver your gardening questions Advanced tickets are $3 per person Tickets available for purchase at the YMCA Day of event tickets are $5 at the door Children 5 and younger are FREE

Southern Prairie YMCA and SWCC Technical Center 1201 W Townline St, Creston All proceeds benefit the Southern Prairie YMCA

• Scouting Program • • School Libraries • • Hospice • • Park Repair • • YMCA Partners • • East Union After Prom •

Afton Care Center

Hi-Crest Auto/United Super Wash

Boyd Appliance Center, Inc.


Carter Agency


Cook Video & Appliance

Medicap Pharmacy

Creston Automotive

NAPA - Creston

Creston Farm & Home Supply

Petznick Printing

Creston News Advertiser

Powers Funeral Homes —Creston & Afton

Creston Nursing & Rehab

Fredrickson Memorials

Fareway Stores, Inc.

First National Bank in Creston & Afton

Taylor Financial



Creston News Advertiser Friday, March 21, 2014


Lost & Found


FOUND - A male dog, med. size, white w/ orange spots, possibly a Britney Spaniel mix, was found a few days ago at Green Valley Park, South side of the lake. He has no collar/tags or micro chip, looks like he may be approx. 3 yrs old. He's extremely friendly. If this is your dog or have info that can help get him home, please contact Janel McLain, of Dog Gone Rescue, at 641-2026289, or

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.

Now acceptiNg mowiNg bids

TRUCK DRIVERS: $1,000 Sign-On Bonus! Make up to $70,000 A YEAR! No QUALCOMMs~ No NYC~ APUs 1-866-958-7825.

Special Notices

for Creston Plaza Apts. I and II at 1001 S. Sumner Street.

Fax bids to 816-233-2580


503 W. Lucas Saturday, March 22 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Small window air conditioner; T.V.; bicycles; lots of misc.


ANTIQUE 1920s PLUMBERS & FRENCH BEDROOM HELPERS, New Con- SET: full bed, four other struction & Service unique, restored pieces, Cook Plumbing Corpo- $1,000. 641-782-7169. ration, 1425 Fuller Road, West Des Livestock Moines EEO FOR SALE: PUREBRED registered black Angus bulls, freeze branded, semen checked, good disposition. Also purebred open heifers. Bradley Angus Farms, 641-344-3875.

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

Bids accepted until March 31.

Business Services

Garage Sale Southwest

Iowa State Savings Bank Logo Ads

Available for Adoption

MCNEILL TREE SERVICE. Topping, Trimming and Removal. Free Estimates, insured. Call David at 641-344-9052. CLARK'S TREE & STUMP Iowa Removal. State Free Estimates, Insured. Savings BankCall Employee Owned 641-782-4907 or 641342-1940.


641-782-2330 Creston Animal Rescue Effort Learn more about these pets on our Website! Member FDIC 1 col x 3” Member FDIC

2” x 4.75” Samson


Member FDIC


Spay Member FDIC

1 col x 5.5”

1 col x 2”


CRESTON OR ORIENT CAREGIVER needed. AsKona sist senior withIowa house-State Lotus Savings keeping, 5-10 hours per Bank Sponsored by... Iowa State week, $8.50/hr. Employee Great Owned Savings Bank permanent part-time poEmployee Owned sition. Call Caretech 800-991-7006. Member FDIC Member FDIC DRIVERS: NEW PAY IN2 col x 2” 2 col x 3” CREASE! Get Consistent Miles & Home time, Creston Nursing & Rehab driving brand New 2014 trucks w/APU's & all of Center is looking for a the Flatbed equipment you need. CDL-A, 2yrs exp. 855-219-5996


HANDYMAN WANTED in Arispe, 20 hours per week, $10.00/hr., 515-290-1113. DEADLINE for all Classified Line Ads is Noon the day before publication.

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

Jessica Seitz, RN Director of Nursing Services

Creston Nursing & Rehab Center

Help Wanted

– Wait Staff – Apply in person

1001 Cottonwood, Creston, IA

Creston Family Restaurant


EOE/AAP Disability & Vets

Hwy. 34 • Creston

QHC Winterset South, LLC is looking to fill...

$50 or Less

$50 or Less

(3) 2 DRAWER SPACE savers, 2 white, 1 dark wood, $10.00 each; small pet carrier, $10.00; small storage totes ranging from $.50 to $2.00, 641-7826144.

DELL PHOTO ALL-INONE Printer 926. Excellent condition. Owner's manual and installation CD included. $10.00 Call 641-344-2768 after 6:00PM.

4 COUPONS FOR 1 HOUR free play at the Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park in Des Moines, $20 for all 4, 641-347-7057.

FOR SALE: WHITE BATHROOM TOILET $25.00; bisque bathroom sink $10.00, 641782-3717. PAIR OF TICKETS TO see Rick Springfield, Saturday, March 22, 8PM at Hoyt Sherman Place, $50.00 each, 641-347-7057.

VICTORIAN SIDEBOARD, beautifully refinished, $50.00; Motorola color TV, $25.00; small mapleSTOP LOOKING - it’s all finish table, $15.00, in the Want Ads. 641-782-7169

Help Wanted for NEW Retail Store in Creston Part-time to Start Sales/Assembly Some heavy lifting required Willing to train for sales Apply at or call Jeanette at 989-614-0160. No tExt mESSagES

Lenox Care Center is taking applications for

Full time

rn Generous Wages and Benefits

EOE/Pre Employment physical and drug screen required

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

Respiratory Therapist

to be part of an expanding vent unit program. This is an exciting opportunity offering growth and excitement. Our new team members will need to be certified. The Lenox Care Center offers an excellent compensation and benefits package including a 401k retirement plan. Interested candidates may email their resume to or call 601-214-1630.

Earn Extra Cash!! Drivers NeeDeD


Memory Care Unit Opening Soon We have the following openings: PT CMA - Day Shift PT CMA - Overnights PT CNA - Day Shift All individuals must be compassionate and enjoy working in a team environment with older adults.

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


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

Team Drivers Needed to Haul US Mail!

“Earn while you learn”

Dedicated lane! Weekly time off! Great opportunity for Husband/Wife! $18.58 per hour per driver! +$4.23 H&W. Class A CDL w/2yrs Experience!

Extensive training program provided for inexperienced drivers. 800-251-4301

American Concrete (an Oldcastle Company)


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:

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

Maintenance Technician (4) • $18.50/Hr.

Contact Sandy Smith, DON


is seeking to hire a

With Our

Inquire within

715 S. 2nd Ave., Winterset, IA 50273

The Lenox Care Center

Contact: Kim Bashor 641-333-2226 for more information


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

Wellman Dynamics Corporation, an Aerospace Foundry located in Creston, IA, is currently taking applications for several positions on the shop floor, such as, but not limited to: Casting Solution Processors NDT Level II Readers Maintenance Staff Plant Utility Staff Core Makers Rotary File Molders Additionally, we are accepting resumes for: NDT Technical Supervisor Processing Supervisors Foundry Supervisors Financial Analyst

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.

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.

We are also accepting resumes for candidates interested in Summer Internship opportunities in areas of: Business Administration Engineering Safety NDT

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.

Interested applicants should apply online at or send resume to

Iowa Works

Wellman Dynamics Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer NCRC certification preferred

Check us out at: Apply in person or send resumes to: 215 N. Elm Creston, IA 50801

(641) 782-2119 If you are unable to apply in person contact Iowa Works for an application. EEO/AAP Employer

Creston News Advertiser Friday, March 21, 2014


Position Open For

Part Time Jailer

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. 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 RED OAK, IA...ONE TIME OFFERING: Free Sectional Couch available with one year lease & qualified application. Large two bedroom apt. clean & remodeled. $400/month + utilities. Deposit and references required. See online or leave message at 402-677-7165.

Hours mainly nights, weekends and holidays, must be 18 and a high school graduate or equivalent. Good moral character a must. Starting pay is $12.00/hour. Accepting applications through March 28, 2014. EOE. Apply at:

Union County Sheriff Office, 302 N. Pine, Creston

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. 4BDRM/2BATH HOUSE, steel siding, 6” walls, laundry on main, new furnace/AC, $143,000921 E. Washington, Winterset 515-4623828.

is seeking trustworthy, honest individuals for casual employment as


Part time Direct SuPPort ProviDerS

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

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

Make an Offer

1008 Crest Drive

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.


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

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. Sat. April 5- 10:00AM Rural Creston, IA. Lawn Tractors; Tractor and Machinery; Vehicles; Antiques & Collectibles; Tools; Furniture and Household Goods for Jack and Joyce Fils Estate. Auctioneers: Tom Frey, Darwin West, Todd Crill, Steve Bergren, Brandon Frey, Zack Ballard. Advertise your auction in the CNA Classifieds and we will include it in our “Auction Calendar.”


For Sale 2008 4 STROKE JOHNSON 15HP outboard motor, Don Crill, 641322-4670. THE AD that ran in this space got RESULTS and was cancelled.

Iowa Focus


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

EOE/AAP Disability & Vets

Michael Foods in Lenox is looking for a

2nd Shift Lead person

new listing

Interested applicants may apply in person at


Come join our team of caring, committed caregivers!

Direct Care Positions $8.80/hour Full Time 3rd (Overnight) Shift

Assemblers, Fabricators, and Welders.

Part Time 2nd (Evening) Shift Substitute – Variety of Flexible shifts

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

• 10:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. • Four 8-10 hour shifts per week = full time

• Can work into part or full time Our employees provide daily living support and training to individuals with disabilities in a residential setting. No experience necessary. Comprehensive on the job and classroom training is provided.

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.

We offer flexible schedule – great for students! Casual dress code, generous paid time off for full and part time employees, full time benefits including health and dental with lots of options.

Welders must be experienced and be able to read blue prints; MIG welding experience with stainless steel preferred. Good work history and previous manufacturing experience is a plus. We offer competitive wages, benefits, referral bonuses, overtime, and Dalton Ag is now a 100% employee owned company.

If you want to work in a fun and casual environment where you can make a difference in the lives of others every day, please contact us.

Midwest Opportunities, Inc. 605 Grand Avenue Creston, IA 50801 641-782-5728

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.

For more information about our program, visit our web site at

Pre-employment drug screen and physical required. EOE

QHC Winterset South, LLC is looking to fill a...

Dietary Position Inquire within

Contact Ladonna Smith, Dietary Supervisor

QHC WINTERSET SOUTH, LLC 715 S. 2nd Ave., Winterset, IA 50273 515-462-1571

EOE/Pre Employment physical and drug screen required


General Laborer - Seasonal Helena Chemical Company, a national agricultural-chemical company, has an immediate opening for a General Laborer at our Creston location. Requires high school diploma or GED; experience driving a forklift; and ability to lift up to 50 pounds. Mechanically inclined is a plus. Responsibilities include moving product; loading and unloading trucks and assisting Blender Operator as needed; stack product on pallets; provides general assistance in repair maintenance; hanging supersacks for loading; and performing cleaning duties around location. We offer an excellent working environment. Pre-employment drug screen required. Please stop by to fill out an application or send a resume to:

Helena Chemical • 1308 E Howard St Creston, IA • 641-782-0123

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 Deadline: March 31, 2014 at 2 PM

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


The Mount Ayr Community School is searching for qualified candidates for the position of Transportation Coordinator. Successful candidates must be able to perform automotive and equipment service maintenance on district buses, vehicles and equipment. Recordkeeping, attention to detail and the ability to work with people are essential attributes/ skills for this position. The position is salaried and will be determined based upon experience. The position requires a CDL/School Bus Drivers License as driving a regular bus route is a part of this position. Applications may be found at or picked up in the Superintendent’s Office. The position includes full single health insurance, Ipers, paid sick leave, personal days, emergency days and vacation days. Return applications to the Superintendent’s Office by Friday, April 4th at 3:00p.m.


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Your Guide To Dining And Entertainment Grilled or Breaded

loin sandwich

Monday, Mar. 24th 5 - 7:30 p.m.

Loin 3.50 - Fries $1.75 Coffee and Tea Included

Sharon, Sterling, Shelly Johns and families Annette Brummell and family

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


The family of David Johns would like to express their sincere gratitude for all of the love and support they have received from family and friends. Thank you to Dr. Steve Reeves, Dr. Milicent Young, the staff at Greater Regional Medical Center over the years, along with the out patient Dr. from Iowa Clinic and Iowa Methodist in Des Moines. Thank you to Pearson Funeral Home, Rick Titus, for a beautiful service. Since David’s passing the support through phone calls, visits, luncheon, food, plants, flowers, gifts to the memorial and the many thoughts and prayers sent by so many is a great tribute to the man we all loved. David would have been very pleased for the support and kindness shown to his family. We know he will be missed by many. Again, thank you all. Sincerely,

Part time Positions:

• Waste Water Treatment Plant - Grounds Maintenance/ General Labor • Street Department - General Labor

Dalton Ag, Inc.

lois Monday is the only realtor associated with Monday realty

Candidates would ideally have previous forklift experience, as well as excellent problem solving skills, high level of self- motivation, and demonstrated leadership skills. Some warehouse experience would be a plus.

1009 South Brooks Lenox, IA 50851 Fax (641) 333-4800

Seasonal Positions:

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


to join our frozen warehouse team.

In order to apply for this exciting opportunity, please contact Human Resources at Michael Foods at (641) 333-4700 or come by the plant and fill out an application.

Employment Opportunities with the City of Creston

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

102 N. Sumner


Shy of a Dozen Men’s A Cappella Ensemble

Ria Olson - Vocal Jazz

Saturday, March 29 • 7 p.m.

Warren Cultural Center — Greenfield —

Tickets on sale now: Ed & Eva’s

154 Public Square • Greenfield • 641-743-2566 — sponsored by —

First National Bank


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

— Open to the Public —

Eagles Club • Creston



Iowa Arts Council

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 Friday, March 21, 2014


Alpha Delta Kappa

M/S/C by Jane Briley and W. Montgomery St. Dinner and meeting will follow at Jody Emerson to approve Iowa Alpha Gamma the November minutes as the Windrow. Chapter of Alpha Delta read. Kappa met March 10 at the The treasurer’s report was home of Pam Dunham. Cogiven by Riley; M/S/C by hostesses were Marcia Riley, Ladies Lakeshore Auxil- Ann Simmons and Sandy Peggy Tripp and Becky RiHarris to approve the trealey. Eleven members were iary met March 12. Canasta winners were surer’s report as presented. present. Chaplain Kiley A thank you was read Sherwood read a note to par- Maxine May, first; Wanda from member Charlotte ents from a 1956 report card Nash, second; and Joan ChuRoberts for the gift during bick, third. belonging to her father. her surgery. Nash won the door prize. President Danette Lesan Old Business: Mary Kline was hostess for conducted the business The state president’s visit meeting. In the absence of cards and chatter Wedneswill be Oct. 6 with Pi Chapthe secretary, Linda Huff- day. ter deciding on a location. Canasta winners were man read the minutes from The 2014 state convention the February meeting. Lois Wanda Nash, first; Mary will be held June 13-15 in Houghtaling gave the trea- Kline, second; and Maxine May, third. surer’s report. May won the door prize. The national convention Connie Bailey will be will be July 25-27 in Sioux hostess for cards and chatter Falls, S.D. Carolyn Biere reported March 26. the chapter volunteered a total of 1,108 hours and doKent Dinner Club met nated $2,411 in 2013. It was March 13 at Creston Famdecided to donate $50 to the ily Restaurant with seven atFreedom Quilt project. Applications for book tending. The next meeting will be scholarships to students 5:30 p.m. April 10 at Creston majoring in education have Family Restaurant. been sent to high schools. Officers for 2014-16 were elected. President Kiley Eleven members attendSherwood, Vice President ed the March 10 meeting Marilyn Bohnker, Secretary of Pi Chapter Delta Kappa Pam Dunham, Treasurer Gamma International at The Lois Houghtaling, Historian Windrow. Kim Riley, Joan Tina Morrison and Chaplain Lienneman, and Sherri NisLori Mann. sen gave an informational Guest speaker Judy Hop- presentation on ALICE kins shared photos and sto- training, which they all parries of her barn quilt art and ticipated in the previous signage projects. week. The next meeting will be President Joan Lienneman April 14 at She-Nae’s, 311 called the meeting to order.

Ladies Lakeshore Auxiliary

Kent Dinner Club

Delta Kappa Gamma

Davenport. Early registration is due by April 20 and regular registration is April 25. New Business: The international conference will be July 28-Aug. 1 in Indianapolis, Ind. M/S/C by Briley and Harris to give Adams County Extension $10 toward trophies for the county fair. Iowa Reading Association is presenting a conference titled, “Literacy is All Write” June 24-25 in Ames. M/S/C by Emerson and Joyce Abbott to offer a $150 scholarship to a male or fe-

male from Adams or Union county going into education. Information was presented for anyone interested in being a host family and various chapter awards to apply for. M/S/C by Charlette Roberts and Emerson to pay registration cost for Lienneman

and Harris to attend the state conference. The next meeting will be held April 14 in Greenfield with the program by Bubba Sorenson, and the meal will be at the Olive Branch. The meeting was adjourned with a M/S/C by Emerson and Millie Clayton.

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Congregate meals Creston meals March 24-28 Menu subject to change. Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2447. Monday: baked chicken, baked potato/margarine, sliced beets, applesauce, dinner roll/margarine. Tuesday: sloppy joe, whole grain hamburger bun, mashed sweet potato, Brussel sprouts, fruit cocktail.

Wednesday: pork loin in gravy, baby red potatoes, spinach, saltfree bread, white cake. Thursday: hamburger stew/ stew vegetable blend, dinner roll/ margarine, fresh orange, oatmeal cookie. Friday: fish sandwich, Italian vegetables, shredded lettuce salad/dressing, Mandarin oranges, whole grain hamburger bun. All meals are served with 2% or skim milk and coffee.

Reunions not from the 1964 graduating class, but attended school at the time. —————— Class of 1974 There will be a reunion planning meeting 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at The Lobby (former Berning Cafe). Everyone is welcome to attend and help plan the 40th class reunion. Check out the class Facebook page at CHS Reunion for Class of 1974. If you have any questions, call Deb Loudon at 202-7018 or Lisa Hook Shaw at 7826750.


Class of 1964 The Creston class of 1964 is looking for addresses for the following classmates for its 50th reunion: Rick Fienhage, Carmon Allen Custer, Kenny Willard McKee, Charlotte “Shofner” McVay, Jim Handley, David Hood, Bobby Keller and Roger Geary, and Susan Pote, Susan Ely, Deborah Carlisle, Joann Reeves, Beverly Pittman, Patty Daub and Sherry Coughner, whose married names are unknown. If you can help, call 641-344-9847 or email sawoods@lenoxia. com. Some names listed are

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Health alert: Are you at risk for type 2 diabetes and don’t know it? (BPT) — Diabetes is a serious disease that strikes nearly 26 million children and adults in the U.S., and 7 million do not even know they have it. An additional 79 million, or one in three American adults, have prediabetes, which puts them at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes. For 26 years, the American Diabetes Association has set aside one special day for people to learn their risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Held on the fourth Tuesday of every March, American Diabetes Association Alert Day ® is a one-day “wake-up call” asking the American public to take the Diabetes Risk Test. This year’s Alert Day will be March 25. The Association will also be encouraging the public to start living a healthy and active lifestyle by asking them to

join a Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes ®event in their area.The Diabetes Risk-Testasks users to answer simple questions about weight, age, family history, and other potential risk factors for-prediabetes-or-type 2 diabetes. Preventive tips are provided for everyone who takes the test. For every Diabetes Risk Test taken, Boar’s Head Brand® - a leading provider of premium delicatessen products - will donate $5 to the American Diabetes Association starting March 25 through April 25, 2014, up to $50,000. Risk factors for type 2 diabetes include people who are overweight, are under active, over the age of 45 or who have a family history of diabetes. African Americans, Hispanic/Latinos, Native Americans, Asian Americans and Pa-

cific Islanders are also at higher risk. Understanding your risk for developing type 2 diabetes, or getting an early diagnosis, is critical to successful treatment and delaying or preventing some of its complications such as heart disease, blindness, kidney disease, stroke, amputation and death. Carmen Micciche was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes at the age of 31. By

then, at 400 pounds, he’d been feeling the symptoms for about six years, yet he ignored them. “I didn’t even know what diabetes was when I was diagnosed,” says Micciche, now 56. Micciche, a Subway® restaurant franchise owner, was so focused on building a successful business he ignored his health and suffered through numerous

gall bladder attacks before finally seeing a doctor. After checking his blood pressure and testing for diabetes, he was sent to the hospital. Twenty year later, Micciche now weighs about 185 pounds and has brought his A1C (average blood glucose levels) down from a staggering 12 percent to just over 6 percent, which is close to the normal range. He finally learned - with daily exercise and healthy eating - what it takes to be healthy. “Eat right, exercise, listen to your doctors,” he says. “You have to do everything you can to maintain a healthy weight. The consequences are too high if you don’t.” Micciche has helped raise more than $1 million for the American Diabetes Association to help Stop Diabetes (R), placing donation boxes and selling pin-ups in each

of his 30 Subway restaurants . He wants everyone to know that a type 2 diabetes diagnosis doesn’t have to end your life. Studies have shown that type 2 diabetes can often be prevented or delayed by losing just 7 percent of body weight (such as 15 pounds if you weigh 200) through regular physical activity (30 minutes a day, five days a week) and healthy eating. By understanding your risk, you can take the necessary steps to help prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes. Be part of the movement to Stop Diabetes and take the Diabetes Risk Test by going to, the Association’s Facebook page where you can share the test with friends and loved ones, or by calling 1-800-DIABETES (1800-342-2383).

Reprogram your fat cells? When Facebook bought WhatsApp for $19 billion, we wondered how a simple communication app (maybe it’s not so simple) could be worth more than half of all the NFL teams combined. (The average NFL team is worth $1.1 billion.) But it’s easy to underestimate the value of something if you haven’t seen it in action. A couple of years ago, published lab research revealed that mice secreted a hormone during exercise that reprogrammed their adipose tissue (fat cells). This allowed the critters to burn calories at a souped-up rate even when they were resting. We were a little skeptical that the results would apply to humans, but what’s improbable yesterday ... Turns out you, too, can turn on fat cells so that they burn instead of store calories. Say hello to irisin — a powerful anti-aging hormone that helps you achieve a younger RealAge. It’s released from skeletal muscle and turns white fat cells into metabolism-boosting brown fat cells, after you’ve stopped exercising. For example, the calories burned while following our walking program don’t account for all the weight loss and improvements in glucose and lousy LDL cholesterol levels. The irisin afterglow contributes to the added health boost. To get your bonus boost, try our complete 12-week walking program at www. You can start slowly (week one: 1520 minutes, two to three times a week) and build up to 30-60 minutes, four to six days a week. You’ll be amazed at how you easily you earn your burn. And

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that’s worth MORE than any app! HIT THE BACTO-LACTO TRIFECTA The chances of hitting a trifecta — that’s betting correctly on which horse will finish first (win), second (place) and third (show) — are slim, but the payoff is huge. A $2 bet on the trifecta at the Kentucky Derby last year paid $6,925.60. Not bad. But putting your $2 toward three winning probiotics — Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, and Lactobacillus reuteri — well, that delivers a payoff every day. Making sure you have the right balance of these good-for-you bacteria in your intestines (that’s where they live!) can help you lose weight, lower cholesterol and reduce your risk for Type 2 diabetes and its complications while keeping your cardiovascular system healthy. They thrive in foods you love (really!), and you can take them as supplements. Lactobacillus acidophilus is in probiotic yogurt and fermented soy products like miso and tempeh. Most often thought of as a digestive aid, it’s also good for treating vaginal yeast infections. Lactobacillus rhamnosus acts as anti-inflammatory in your gut and helps fight obesity and insulin resistance. You can enjoy it in probiotic yogurt, fermented soy and fermented milks. Remember: Dairy products help probiotics survive through stomach acid, but

make sure you choose nonfat, no-added-sugar dairy. Lactobacillus reuteri reduces lousy LDL cholesterol and your risk of coronary heart disease. You can get it in supplements, and it’s in breast milk (just FYI) and even chewing gum designed to control dental plaque and gingivitis. We’re betting this lactotrifecta will show you good bacteria in the right place and that’s a big health win! REACTING TO CROHN’S DISEASE NFL quarterback David Garrard was sidelined two years into his pro career by a gut check that caused him agonizing stomach pains. Diagnosed in 2004 with Crohn’s disease — an inflammatory bowel disease that attacks the lining of the digestive tract — he had 12 inches of his intestines removed. Garrard then started taking the biologic infliximab. It decreases gut inflammation, eases symptoms and may lead to remission. Remarkably, he continued as a Jacksonville Jaguar quarterback until 2010, and his current position as a backup quarterback for the New York Jets is a testimony to how effective treatment can be when done promptly and aggressively. However, most of the more than 600,000 folks in North America with Crohn’s are advised to try “conventional” treatment, including corticosteroids and aminosalicylates, such as sulfasalazine, before

opting for more aggressive and potentially more risky biologic therapies. Traditionally, they’ve been prescribed only if severe symptoms don’t respond to other medications. That may be changing. A study of 2,000 people with Crohn’s has triggered new treatment recommendations called accelerated step-care. The REACT (Randomized Evaluation of an Algorithm for Crohn’s Treatment) study shows that taking a monoclonal antibody, such as infliximab, along with an antimetabolite such as methotrexate, even before symptoms are severe, produces positive results. After 12 months, more folks were in remission, and after 24, there were fewer surgeries and less hospitalizations than in a group given standard treatment. If you have Crohn’s, ask your gastroenterologist if this new approach makes sense for you. Time for your pro gut check! TAKE TIME TO CURB EMOTIONAL EATING If stress plays a big role in deciding when (too often), where (in front of the TV) and what (sweet, crunchy, sweet again!) you eat, we have two words for you: Time Continuum. Now, you don’t have to think as far ahead as Star Trek’s Captain Picard and his tormentor, the time-traveling Q, but if you project thoughts about your health over the next month, year, even decade, you can improve your nutrition and achieve a younger RealAge! Stress eating often happens when you’re less-thanhappy and want to feel better fast, without a thought about the future. That’s

why it’s easy to be seduced by ads that promise “Eating a bag of our deep-fried goodies will make you laugh — and make new friends!” You forget that what you’re eating today negatively affects your health and happiness tomorrow. Stress eating often results in troubled sleep and makes you a candidate for prediabetes and diabetes. Plus, you’re shortening the telomeres on your chromosomes, a sure sign of premature aging! So, to stop stress eating: 1. Set goals. For example, ask yourself: Next year how much would I like to weigh? What do I want my lousy LDL cholesterol level to be? How far would I like to be walking every day? 2. De-stress. Starting today: Get 30-60 minutes of physical activity (we love walking) and 10 minutes of meditation daily. No excuses. Meditation and exercise are king and queen of taking control of stress and your diet. Take our Q and change your future. BE CONFIDENT ENOUGH TO NOT TAN! Last month’s Oscar nominees braved scathing fashion reviews from Joan Rivers as they made their way down the red carpet. But many had already received one shellacking — from artificial tanning products! Seems with everything that’s known about the dangers of artificial tanning, some folks still crave the look. Full-body spray tans are not always administered safely (they shouldn’t get near eyes or mucous membranes, or be inhaled), but tanning beds that zap the body with potentially cancer-causing UVA and UVB rays are far more risky. Fre-

quent users up their chance of developing the most deadly form of skin cancer, melanoma, by around 80 percent. Despite that frightening statistic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 30 percent of Caucasian gals ages 18 to 25 opt for getting zap-tanned! Why would they risk cancer for a quick-to-fade tan? Research indicates that it’s often done to boost mood and self-confidence. Our advice? You’ll feel a lot better about yourself without skin cancer! So we want to outline (one more time) the safe, smart way to enjoy the sun and urge you, no matter what your skin color, to avoid tanning beds. —Get 10 minutes of sun daily to maintain a healthful level of vitamin D, which is essential for bone and immune system strength. —Then use micronized zinc oxide sunblock (SPF 30) that screens out UVA and UVB rays. —If you want to try spray tanning, double-check that the area is wellventilated! —For outdoor activities, consider clothing with a built-in SPF. You can get sunburned through many thin summer fabrics! *** Mehmet Oz, M.D. is host of “The Dr. Oz Show,” and Mike Roizen, M.D. is Chief Wellness Officer and Chair of Wellness Institute at Cleveland Clinic. To live your healthiest, tune into “The Dr. Oz Show” or visit (c) 2014 Michael Roizen, M.D. and Mehmet Oz, M.D. Distributed by King Features Syndicate, Inc.

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Gluten free 101: What you need to know (BPT) — You’ve probably been hearing a lot about gluten. Maybe a friend has gone gluten-free or a family member has been diagnosed with celiac disease or been advised to avoid gluten. So, what exactly is gluten? Is it something you should give up too? Gluten is a protein that is most commonly found in wheat, barley and rye. It comes in several forms, like flour, and exists in many foods including pizza, pasta, breads and baked goods. For those who have sensitivity to gluten, it can be hard to avoid. The Center for Celiac Research estimates that 18 million people (or 6 percent of the population) may suffer from gluten intolerance. The severity of a person’s gluten sensitivity is measured by the Sensitive Enteropathy scale, and can range from slight allergic reactions to more serious conditions, like Celiac disease, that require a person to eliminate gluten all together. How do you know if you should avoid gluten? If you don’t have gluten sensitivity, it isn’t necessary to remove gluten from your diet. Keep in mind a gluten-free diet is not a weight-loss diet. But if you experience symptoms like fatigue, dizziness, digestive issues or Keratosis Pilaris (better known as “chicken skin” on the back of your arms) after eating certain foods, you may have sensitivity to gluten and could potentially benefit from reducing or removing it from your diet. However, you should first consult a doctor or registered dietician before making any changes to your diet. However you eat — gluten free or not — a healthy

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R.D., who is a spokesperson for Nature’s Path. “For optimal health, I recommend eating foods that are organic, which are produced without toxic chemicals and genetically modified ingredients (or GMOs), and to avoid ingredients that are ‘chemistry lab projects’, such as artificial colors and sweeteners.” What can you do to avoid gluten in your diet? • Learn to read labels. Common forms of gluten, such as wheat, barley and rye, are easy to spot but avoiding these products can be challenging since wheat is often labeled by other names. Avoid anything with bulgar, durum flour, farina, graham flour, kamut, semolina and spelt. Do your research so you know exactly what to avoid when reading labels or a menu. If you have questions, the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness is a credible resource and can help guide you through the process of going gluten free. • Beware of hidden glu-

ten. Gluten is in many products that you might not expect like condiments, sauces and drinks. For example, raw meat is gluten free, however, processed meats - hot dogs, sausages and deli meats - often add flour (which contains gluten) as filler or to change the texture of the product. • Eat organic. By choosing gluten-free foods that are also organic, you can avoid consuming pesticides and chemicals. This is important for everyone but especially those with an auto-immune disorder like Celiac disease. Companies like Nature’s Path offer organic, Non-GMO Project Verified and certified gluten free easy breakfast and snack options like cereals and granola bars. •Get creative. Giving up your favorite foods can be a frustrating, but with a little time and creativity, you won’t even notice a difference — except in the way you feel. Don’t be afraid to try different combinations and new recipes.

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Horoscope Saturday, March 22, 2014 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your antennas are sharp today, because your psychic sense is heightened. Listen to your gut reactions, but listen to your mind as well. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Conversations with someone might be wonderfully idealistic or horribly confused. And it might be hard to tell the difference. Don’t be suckered into anything you distrust. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Be extra clear in all your conversations with bosses, parents, teachers, VIPs and the police. It’s easy to misunderstand what others say; it’s also easy for others to misunderstand you. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Feelings of escapism are strong today, which is why you want to get away from all this. Travel, especially to exotic, foreign places, will appeal. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) This is a poor day to make important decisions about shared property, debt, loans, mortgages, inheritances and insurance matters. Your facts might be fuzzy, incomplete or incorrect. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) If you have to confront someone today, you might feel inadequate. Don’t lie because you’re afraid to tell the truth. Your self-respect and integrity are more important. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Something at work might confuse you today. Co-workers are vague. If you want to help someone, make sure you have all the facts. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Your creative powers are strong today, which is why this is a great day for artists. However, romantic lovers might idealize someone in an unrealistic way. (So what’s new?) SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) You might feel sympathetic with a family member today, or vice versa — someone might want to help you. Be very clear and aboveboard. Find out what is really happening. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) You might spend time daydreaming and woolgathering today, because it’s just easy to do this. Don’t worry about it. Lots of people are up in the clouds today. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb.

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