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The Early Bird of Mount Ayr BY SARAH BROWN

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MOUNT AYR — As the old saying goes, “The early bird catches the worm.” In the case of Mount Ayr’s newest restaurant, the proverbial worm is a steaming cup of coffee and a choice of breakfast staples such as pancakes, biscuits and gravy and Belgian waffles or a grab-and-go treat like fresh baked lemon poppy seed muffins or apple turnovers. After the success of her first business, Jaime’s Coffee Mill and Deli, 118 W. Adams St., in Mount Ayr, owner Jaime Miller decided to pursue a second business venture. On March 17, Miller opened the doors to The Early

Bird, 115 N. Taylor St., in Mount Ayr. “There weren’t many places for breakfast in town,” Miller said. “I thought I’d help out.” The menu Miller said, with so many options for lunch in town, she wanted to focus on breakfast food. “We serve anything you could want for breakfast,” Miller said. The Early Bird menu offers eight morning combos served with coffee, for example biscuits and gravy, French toast or an omelet. Miller, who is also the cook, makes waffles that are almost as large as the plates and stacks of pancakes, that can be topped off with chocolate chips, strawberries, pecans or bananas. Miller, the main cook at The Early

Bird, said she “just enjoys making people’s tummy feel good.” The cafe also offers baked goods — sandwich and sweet bread loaves, cupcakes, cake, pies, pastries and cake pops — made from scratch by Jan Rusk of Mount Ayr. Many are recipes she learned cooking alongside her grandmother as a child. The team Miller and Rusk have been friends since high school. When a dialysis clinic that Rusk worked at closed, Miller was simultaneously looking for additional staff at the deli. “I just said I was looking for someone and she (Rusk) said, ‘what about


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GREENFIELD — Vicki and Jerry Eshelman of Greenfield is going from a diner demolition to a new dining nook. The Eshelmans sold Greenfield’s Nodaway Diner, 502 SE Kent St., to Casey’s General Store. “We tore it completely down, so all is there is an empty lot now,” Vicki said. The Eshelmans bought a space in Atlantic, which they began remodeling in 2013. Farmers Walnut Street Diner, 319 Walnut St., Atlantic, will tentatively open in late summer. Sell The Eshelmans decided to sell Nodaway Diner after being approached by Casey’s General Stores February 2013. The company purchased Kum and Go stores in June 2011, and one of those stores was next door to Nodaway Diner. Casey’s General Stores plans to expand the store with the added space from the diner’s demolition. Farmers Walnut Street Diner still has work to be done to it. The Eshelmans couldn’t work on the restaurant until the deal with Casey’s was finished, and equipment is being kept in trailers until enough work is done to start moving it in to the Atlantic property. “We’ve got a lot of people that’s been asking us ever since we bought it in April of last year, when we are going to be open and this and that,” Vicki said. “People are excited for us to get up there.” Because the new restaurant is a 45-mile trek from Greenfield, the Eshelmans will use an apartment above the building to stay in part of the time, instead of traveling. “I think, down the road, it will be (the right decision),” Vicki said.

Next week, a new era will begin at KSIB Radio in Creston. Chad Rieck, general manager at the station, announced starting Monday KSIB listeners will no longer hear country music on their FM dial. “We’re moving to a news talk format,” Rieck said. Replacing country music will be the Dennis Miller show each weekday from 1 to 4 p.m. and Herman Cain show from 4 to 6 p.m. Other news talk programming being introduced includes the Clark Howard show, Jim Bohannon show, Overnight America and First Light. “We wanted “We wanted to try to try something something different. different,” Rieck We know we will said. “We know we will have some have some people people turn us off turn us off because because they want the music. But, we they want music. But, think we will also we think we will also pick up some people who didn’t like pick up some people the music, but like who didn’t like the talk radio.” music, but More local Rieck said this like talk new era will also radio.” include more local information each — Chad Rieck day. The morning KSIB General show from 6 to Manager 8:30 a.m. will continue and will not see many changes. The Trading Post will begin at 8:30 a.m. Then at 9 a.m., The Grapevine Show will be featured on Mondays and Thursdays. Rieck said new programming will be added in that 9 a.m. slot on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Tuesday’s show will be The Koffee Klatch with Kathy Rieck. This programming is tailored toward listeners nearing retirement. There will be a wide range of topics discussed, some of which may include insurance, healthy living, credit card fraud and more. Wednesday will be the Radio Ranch show with Chad Rieck. “We will have guests on to talk about new technology and new farming practices,” Rieck said. “It’s geared toward our farming listeners, but I also want to have some entry level information that can be educational for all listeners.” Fridays will be Level “B” with Ben Walter. This show is an outdoors-type show for men and women with topics such as grilling, camping, fishing, hunting, motorcycles and other related information. The Agri Talk show will start at 10 a.m. and the new, expanded mid-day show will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will include more local sports with Gary Bucklin. For a full schedule lineup, see KSIB’s ad on page 2B in today’s paper.

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Demolition is partly finished on Nodaway Diner in Greenfield March 20. Vicki and Jerry Eshelman, owners of the diner, sold the property to Casey’s General Stores. The Eschelmans also purchased property in Atlantic, where their new restaurant will tentatively open in late summer.

New diner location Vicki and Jerry Eshelman will be renaming and relocating their business. The new diner will be Farmers Walnut Street Diner, 319 Walnut St., Atlantic. The decision to sell the Nodaway Diner came after being approached by Casey’s General Stores in February 2013. Issue Unfortunately, an issue arose during the sale to Casey’s. “I guess the time was right. I mean, it was and it wasn’t. But, if we could have finished the deal last year, it would have been a better deal for us because we lost a lot of business because people thought we were already closed,” Vicki said. “But, they (Casey’s) drug their feet out, but we got them nailed down.” After Casey’s approached the Eshelmans about selling the property, the Eshelmans approached the former owner of Farmers Kitchen in Atlantic and purchased it. They gutted it and started a remodel into Farmers Walnut Street Diner, but had to stop work temporarily because of the issue with Casey’s. “If we’d have known that

this was going to drag out for over a year, we probably never would have done it,” Vicki said. “We would have stayed where we were at.” According to Vicki, Casey’s kept giving them a “runaround” by delaying the deal. The deal was supposed to go through in November, but the convenience store company asked for a 90-day extension, which was granted. Then, in February, the company asked for another 90day extension, which was not granted. However, the company waited until the final 15 minutes of the purchase window to complete the deal. Part of the deal included payment to the Eshelmans for demolishing the building themselves, which occurred March 20. “I had mixed emotions all along,” Vicki said. “I still do.”

Diner The Eshelmans purchased the property for Nodaway Diner in 1995 from John and Wanda Scott. “We were running one (restaurant) in Bridgewater,” said Vicki. “We just weren’t able to do anything because we rented the building, and this building became available. So, we bought it.” Eventually, the couple opened Nodaway Diner. “When we got it all put together and opened on the 15th of March, 1995, we got a huge response,” Vicki said. “It was a lot more than what we were used to in Bridgewater.” For the following six months, the Eshelmans ran their Bridgewater restaurant, Bridgewater Cafe, before selling. Then, their time was spent running Nodaway Diner and improving it. “We did a lot of remodeling on the building on the inside,” Vicki said. The inside of the building was remodeled in 2004, a pitched roof was added in 2010 to prevent leaks and the entrance was also changed. Vicki said service came from all over, including Creston, Stuart and Earlham.

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Deaths Joseph Milton Jackson Creston

Joseph Milton Jackson, 58, passed away at Methodist Hospital in Des Moines f r o m congestive heart Jackson failure Friday March 21, 2014 in the loving arms of his wife Cindy. Joe was born in Kansas City, Missouri to Bill and Mary (Gibbens) Jackson on October 4, 1955. He left home at a young age and worked for Jack Cooper Transport Company in Kansas City for twenty eight years. He retired in 2004. Joe lived life to the fullest and was always ready to have fun, laugh and enjoy his friends and family whenever possible. Joe loved spending time with Cindy, his kids and grandkids, as well as his brothers and crazy cousins. He called his mother every morning at 8:00 a.m. just to chat. After living most of his life in Missouri, Joe moved to Oklahoma for a time, and then to Iowa. After he met Cindy Allen, Joe was the happiest he had been in a long time. They married on November 15, 2013 in a

Virginia Weaver Sharpsburg

Virginia Weaver, 87, of Sharpsburg, died March 26, 2014, at Clearview Home in Mount Ayr. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at Ritchie Funeral Home, 1406 Madison Ave., Bedford. Burial will be in Athelston Cemetery. Visitation with family present will be 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association. Virginia Pearl (Clark) Weaver, daughter of Elma (Groves) and John Clark, was born Feb. 26, 1927, in Parnell, Mo. Virginia attended school in the Parnell and Sheridan area and graduated from Sheridan High School in 1944. After graduating in the spring of 1944, Virginia attended Maryville’s Teacher College that summer. There she obtained her teaching certificate and began teaching the following fall in a country school south of Sheridan. On May 28, 1945, Virginia married Duane LeRoy

happy celebration at their home. Joe and Cindy were very much in love and treasured the good times they had together. Left to cherish his memory is his wife Cindy; his mother Mary Jackson of Springfield MO; son Craig Kennison, Nixa MO; son Josh (Christy) Jackson and their children Julian, Josh Jr, Tyler and Bobby, Kansas City MO; son Matt (Pam) Jackson and their children William, Jessica, and Taryn; two great grandchildren, Brooklyn and Kinzlee; brothers Bill (Janet) Jackson and Richard (Frances) Jackson; nieces Sara and Donna; nephews Billy, Garret and Paul, and a host of extended family and friends. Also surviving him are his step-children: Lisa (Don) Protzman; Stacy (Jeff) Yost and children, Jeremiah (Jenn) Allen and children and Amanda (Paul) Vineyard and children. Joe was also an adopted family member of the large Allen clan in Creston. He was preceded in death by his father and grandparents. Joe was an organ donor, and doctors estimated that this final gift could help up to 87 people, including burn victims in need of donor tissue. Joe will be celebrated at a gathering and meal at Maple Street Memories, 222 North Maple in Creston on April 5 from 5-7 p.m. Weaver in Troy, Kan. Duane and Virginia moved several times and farmed together. In 1963, Virginia and Duane moved to a farm near Blockton and began farming for themselves. In 1972, Duane and Virginia bought their farm west of Sharpsburg, where Virginia continued to live until her health failed. Virginia was a member of Sharpsburg Methodist Church and later a member of Bedford Methodist Church. Virginia is survived by her sons, Larry (wife Sharon) Weaver of Sharpsburg, Terry (wife Trudy) Weaver of Sharpsburg, Dale (wife Treasa) Weaver of Lenox, Richard (wife Maureen) Weaver of Creston and Delvin (wife Patti) Weaver of Des Moines; sister Carol (husband Johnny) May; sisters-in-law, Thelma, Mary Ann, Fern and Mary Fern; brother-in-law Paul Campbell, 18 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Virginia was preceded in death by her husband, parents; and sisters, Minerva and Donna.

Doris G. O’Riley Creston

Doris G. O’Riley, 93, of Creston died March 24, 2014, at Creston Nursing and Rehab Center. Funeral O’Riley Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 3, at Pearson Family Funeral Service, 809 W. Montgomery St. Matthew Novotny, hospice chaplain, will officiate. Interment will be in Maple Hill Cemetery in Cromwell. Open visitation will begin 9:30 a.m. Thursday, April 3, with family present 10 a.m. to service time at the funeral home. Memorials may be given in Doris’ name to be determined. Online condolences may be left at www. Doris Gayle O’Riley, daughter of Anna Mae (Mateer) and Herbert James O’Riley, was born Feb. 24, 1921, in Mount Vernon, S.D. After the death of her mother in South Dakota, the family moved to a farm

in Union County in 1931. An aunt, Nada Sammons, lived with them to care for the children. Doris attended and graduated from Creston High School in 1939. In 1954, Doris moved to Creston with her father and sister Doreen, and resided in that house for 56 years. Doris worked as a machine operator at Gits Manufacturing in Creston for 32 1/2 years, retiring in 1987. Doris was a member of the VFW Auxiliary and Women’s Club. Doris is survived by her nephews, Jeffery (Margaret) Bada of Encinitas, Calif., Stephen (Sheryl) O’Riley of Minonk, Ill., Craig (Sandy) O’Riley of Ames and Kirk (Sheila) O’Riley of Lenox; niece Beverly Kelly of Upland, Calif.; niece-in-law Sue Baker of Waukee; 12 greatnieces and -nephews; and 16 great-great-nieces and -nephews. Doris was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Albert and Wayne O’Riley; sisters, Hazel Bada and Doreen O’Riley; brother-in-law Richard Bada; sisters-in-law, Emma and Betty O’Riley; nephew Gordon O’Riley; and aunt Nada Sammons.

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Lenox died March 27, 2014, at Lenox Care Center. Services are pending at Pearson Family Funeral SerLenox vice, 809 W. Montgomery Norma Marxen, 85, of St., Creston.

Professor Emeritus David C. Van Sickle West Lafayette, Ind.

David C. Van Sickle, 80, of West Lafayette, Ind., died M a r c h 20, 2014, at Creasy Springs Health Campus. Funeral services will be 1 Van Sickle p.m. Saturday, March 29, at Powers Funeral Home, junction of highways 25 and 34, Creston. The Rev. Jim Morris will officiate. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery with military honors conducted by Theodore J. Martins V.F.W. post No. 1797. Memorials may be given in Dr. Van Sickle’s memory to the Dr. David Van Sickle Endowment for Muscular Skeletal Research., CO of Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine Development Office. Online condolences may be left at www.powersfh. com. David C. Van Sickle, son of Henrietta (Kaiser) and Harold Van Sickle, was born Jan. 9, 1934, in Des Moines. He was raised by his aunt and uncle Jess and Anna Hill in Marathon from the age of 7. David graduated from Marathon High School and received his DVM from Iowa State University in 1957. David worked as a veteri-

narian in Shannon, Ill., from 1957 to 1961. David was in United States Air Force and Inactive Reserve from 1958, until retiring in 1982 as a colonel. David received his PhD in 1966 from Purdue Univeristy. David was professor and head of the Department of Basic Medical Sciences and taught veterinary and medical students histology. Van Sickle retired in 2009. David was a recipient of many awards and honors and was a member of numerous academic, professional and scholarly societies. David mentored many Master and PhD students while at Purdue. He authored and co-authored many articles, book chapters and scientific abstracts. Dr. Van Sickle established the Bone and Articulation Research Laboratory in the School of Veterinary Medicine at Purdue Univeristy. Research was conducted in Preclinical orthopedic device testing and musculoskeletal theories that were funded by several government and industrial grants and contracts. He presented many scientific research papers nationally and internationally. Dr. Van Sickle was a member of the American Legion Post 492 in West Lafayette. David married Aneta Smid, and she preceded him in death in September 2000. David is survived by his sister Dorothy Erickson (Keith) of Olathe, Kan.; niece Melissa Helverik-Bing (Roger) of Orlando, Fla., and several cousins.

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me?” Miller said. “I said, really?” Miller said she was surprised by Rusk’s baking ability and brought her to work at The Early Bird. The Early Bird staff has a five additional wait staff, some of which also work at Jamie’s Coffee Mill and Deli.

The Early Bird

What struck Miller the most of the building in which The Early Bird is located was the details of the original 20 foot wood bar inside. With the exception of the bar, Miller gutted the

entire interior of the former Office Bar and Grill. Miller, who enjoys design and decorating, refinished The Early Bird to have modern, yet rustic country decor and fixtures. Woodwork salvaged from old homes frame the doorways and crown moulding was added around the perimeter of the ceiling. The walls received a facelift, too. Each panel of beadboard was removed, coated with fresh paint and reinstalled to brighten the space. An iron bird-cage chandelier and new light fixtures were added and all new

ceiling tins were put in. To complement the space, old, framed, black and white photos of Mount Ayr hang on the walls. “It was a lot of work,” Miller said. “But, worth it.” The Early Bird opens at 6:30 a.m. Monday through Saturday. Breakfast ends at 10:30 a.m. and the bakery closes at 2 p.m. For more information,

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Walking: the old way to get fit is new again (BPT) — With so many fitness trends, you might not think of walking as good exercise. If you’re not thrusting a kettlebell over your head, pushing a tractor trailer tire or shaking your hips to a Top 40 dance beat in a scheduled group class, you’re not cutting it, right? Well, not so fast. Walking is actually a great way to get in shape. In fact, if you walk often enough and fast enough, the simple act of putting one foot in front of the other can satisfy your body’s daily requirement for aerobic activity. Walking may just seem like an old method of exercise; it certainly is tried and true. But quite the opposite of outdated, it seems to be making a resurgence in the health, fitness and medical worlds as a low-cost solution to the nation’s ongoing health care crisis. Renowned medical expert Dr. Andrew Weil is an advocate of walking as a crucial method of preventative care. He advocates

walking as a low-risk means to optimum health. “With a consistent, brisk walking routine, you can boost your immune system, help manage weight, improve your mood and help ease depression, as well as improve cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure and prevent osteoporosis,” says Weil. “The additional benefits may be endless.” Regarded as a leader in the world of integrative medicine, Weil is part of a panel of experts with Vionic Innovation Lab, an innovative footwear company leading the way for proper foot health and active lifestyle solutions. With new products such as the Zen walking shoe, Vionic offers podiatrist-designed technology in contemporary styles, providing an innovative support for anyone in need of a-supportive shoe or sandal to start or improve her walking routine. The walking movement is growing: The Centers for Disease Control and

Prevention reports that between 2005 and 2010, the number of adults who walked for 10 minutes or more at least once a week rose from 56 to 62 percent - an increase of almost 20 million people. Need more convincing reasons to walk onto the bandwagon? Here’s why walking for exercise is so ideal: • Walking is what your body is designed to do. • Among all forms of aerobic exercise, walking carries the least risk of injury. • You can walk almost anywhere, any time. • Nearly everyone can walk, and it’s something you can do throughout your life. • It’s free. • There’s no special skill, training, or equipment needed - all you need is the right footwear. The buzz about walking has even reached the stars.Fitness trainer to celebrities such as Kate Walsh, Pink and Stacey Kiebler, Juliet

Kaska has been known to start many of her high-profile clientele with a consistent walking routine. Also contributing to the Vionic Innovation lab as a lifestyle expert, Kaska recommends walking as a great baseline for any fitness program, but reminds her followers

to “invest in a good pair of walking shoes. They will do wonders for your posture and joints. Minimizing the impact of each step. Look for lightweight flexible shoes and be sure to replace them often, especially if you’re walking every day.” As you develop your

walking program, set your own pace. As a general rule, taking 10,000 steps a day is a great goal for improving your overall physical, emotional and mental fitness. But the journey, as they say, begins with a single step. There’s no better time than now to begin.

Write down your worries. You’ll see how often you think of disastrous things. Then when you imagine a catastrophe (my boss disagreed with me, and I am going to get fired!), you can consciously counter it (maybe he wants an open discussion so we can get the best results. I’ll ask). And consider this fourstep journey to optimism: 1. A daily walk of 30-60 minutes, aiming for 10,000 steps every day, no excuses. Dispelling stress through physical activity is calming and empowering. 2. Do something special (big or small) for a friend or family member once a week. The positive feedback will start you looking happily forward to next week’s interaction. 3. Practice mindful meditation 15 minutes a day. 4. Volunteer at a community center or charity; focus your attention on helping make the world better for others. The rewards are, well, apocalyptic! GENDER-SPECIFIC MEDS In the sci-fi masterpiece “The Left Hand of Darkness,” Ursula K. Le Guin imagines a world without gender, where everyone’s a blend of male and female. Now, that may sound boring, but it sure would make it easier to determine the effectiveness and side effects of medications. In our world, many drugs have distinct benefits and risks, depending on whether Jack or Jill takes them. New research on the Type 2 diabetes drug metformin (more than 46 million prescriptions are written in North America annually)

reveals that it has a positive effect on women’s heart function, but not on men’s, and may even increase a man’s risk of heart failure! And last year the Food and Drug Administration cut gals’ recommended dose for the sleep aid zolpidem in half. Unfortunately, this was only after women (but not men) taking the drug ended up in more traffic accidents. Even aspirin has gender-specific effects: Taking it daily cuts men’s risk of heart attack by 32 percent, but not women. However, a daily dose reduces women’s risk of stroke 17 percent, while men don’t get that protection. This is especially important for women on hormone therapy. So it’s often good for both genders to take two low-dose aspirin a day — with water before and after — but for different reasons. Because there’s not a lot of gender-specific info on many meds, it’s extra-smart to notice how your medications affect you. If they seem oddly ineffective or you think you’re experiencing side effects, talk to your doc about whether your gender may be making a difference. *** 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.

Duped by fruit When Bullwinkle the Moose tells his buddy Rocket J. Squirrel, “Hey, watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat!” a rabbit is never what appears. That kind of switcheroo isn’t so comic, however, when certain snack and cereal bars claim on their front label that they contain (ta da!) Real Fruit. If you look at the ingredients list (in very small type hidden on the back) to see what you’re really getting, like Bullwinkle, it might not be what you were hoping for. The ingredients in these supposedly fruit-packed and, you assume, healthy meal substitutes and snack bars are listed in order of weight. Chances are good that high fructose corn syrup along with other sugars and fats are the first three to five ingredients. After that you might see mention of the advertised “real” fruit, but it’s usually something like strawberryflavored fruit pieces (sugar, cranberries, citric acid, natural strawberry flavor with other natural flavors, elderberry juice concentrate and oil). Huh? And that’s followed by a parade of health-damaging partially hydrogenated oils (trans fats), artificial colors and preservatives. We found one with TBHQ (tertiary butylhydroquinone), a synthetic antioxidant used in varnishes and lacquers. Now, you may not want to go as far as one woman did — she sued a large food manufacturer when she noticed her “real strawberry fruit snack” contained only pear concentrate. But while the Food and Drug Administration tries to chase down

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the companies that make these misleading claims on their labels, we say choose real real fruit if you want a mid-afternoon pick-me-up. FOLIC ACID FOLLIES The Ziegfeld Follies were the epitome of glitzy, amusing Vaudeville shows from 1907 to 1930. But today’s Folic Acid Follies are no laughing matter: Only about 40 percent of North American women take a folic acid supplement, and the average North American gets less than half the recommended intake. If this essential nutrient doesn’t show up in the daily diet of women who can become pregnant, fetal development can be compromised. (We recommend that women and men get 400 mcg daily from a supplement and make sure to eat folate-rich leafy vegetables, sunflower seeds, asparagus, citrus fruit, beans and 100 percent whole grains.) Now, it’s long been known that folic acid helps a fetus develop properly and prevents birth defects such as spina bifida. But maybe the latest research news will inspire every woman of child-bearing age, whether you plan to get pregnant or not (remember, about half of all pregnancies are unplanned), to follow the recommendations. In one study, taking a folic acid supplement from four weeks before conception through the first eight weeks of pregnancy cut the

risk of having a child with autism by 40 percent! We suggest you take it for 12 weeks before conception. And whatever your age, get plenty of folic acid every day. Tip: Prepared and packaged foods such as breads, rice, and breakfast cereals are fortified with folic acid, but they often come loaded with added sugar and syrup. So we say, avoid those and go for nutrition-packed leafy greens and a 400 mcg supplement! HOW SATURATED FATS MAKE YOU FATTER When “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’s” shape-shifting Odo (Rene Auberjonois) decides to change the way his body looks, he morphs from a gelatinous blob to a sleek, spandexclad sheriff in an instant. He never worries that his physique is a hazard to his health. But monoforms (as Odo calls humans) aren’t so lucky. Not only are you born with a predisposition to a certain body type, but your lifestyle choices can morph your body into shapes that cause a whole universe of health problems. Everyone knows that you can have a younger RealAge, more energy, a sharper brain and a better sex life if you get 30-60 minutes of physical exercise, eat nine servings of fruits and veggies daily, don’t smoke, go easy on alcohol and meditate for 10 minutes every day. But did

you know you can change where and how much fat is deposited on your body if you switch from saturated fats (in four-legged animal protein, two-legged skin and palm and coconut oils) to unsaturated fats (in canola, olive and sunflower oils)? Turns out the saturated fat you eat adds fat to your liver (associated with heart disease and diabetes) and your abdomen. That visceral fat makes big trouble. Unsaturated fat helps build muscle! So your fat- and shapeshifting moves should include: eating only nonfat diary; avoiding all red meat; sticking with lean, skinless poultry and fish; cooking with mono- and polyunsaturated vegetable oils; and eating a handful of walnuts or almonds daily. Watch things take a new shape. CUT OUT CATASTROPHIZING Hundreds of movies and TV shows from “On the Beach” (1959) to “Falling Skies” (2011) seem designed to express your secret fears (and, say some doctors, dispel the anxiety that fuels those worries). But in the movie of your life, assuming your future is going to be filled with doom and gloom makes it difficult for you to be healthy and productive. Catastrophizing can contribute to heart disease, gastrointestinal distress, respiratory conditions and chronic pain disorders. It also obliterates the positive things you can do to improve your life and the lives of those around you. So if you think it may be time to rescript the doomsday scenes in your life, try this:

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Panther girls return state meet experience By SCOTT VICKER

CNA sports editor •

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Badgers coast ANAHEIM — Bo Ryan may have his most offensively gifted team yet. The defense is still there too. Wisconsin’s crisp ball movement and passing picked apart Baylor’s zone and the Badgers’ third Sweet 16 appearance in the last four years finally resulted in a win. Frank Kaminsky had 19 points and six blocks and Wisconsin routed Baylor, 69-52, in a West Region semifinal from Anaheim. Second-seeded Wisconsin, which hasn’t reached a Regional Final since 2005, hasn’t made the Final Four during Ryan’s tenure since he took over the program in 2001. It’ll get a shot Saturday against the winner of the Arizona/San Diego State game later in Anaheim. Ben Brust tallied 14 points and six rebounds, while Nigel Hayes added 10 points and six boards for the Badgers, who tallied 18 assists on 26 made field goals (26-of-50).

29 straight MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Florida Gators are back where their last three seasons have ended with yet another chance to go to the Final Four. Michael Frazier II hit five 3-pointers and finished with 19 points as the Gators beat UCLA 79-68 Thursday night to reach its fourth consecutive NCAA regional final. The Gators (35-2) also extended the best winning streak in school history to 29 straight in reaching the South Regional final.

Late spark ANAHEIM, Calif. — Nick Johnson put an awful first half behind him and came up big for Arizona in the final 2:45. The Pac-12 player of the year scored all of his 15 points over that span after missing his first 10 shots, and helped Arizona hold off San Diego State 70-64 on Thursday night to reach the final eight of the NCAA tournament. Mostly, Johnson hit free throws, making all 10 of his attempts to go with a field goal and a 3-pointer after the Aztecs shut him down for the first 37 minutes. Aaron Gordon and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson scored 15 points each for the top-seeded Wildcats (33-4), who will try to win a West Regional final for the first time in Anaheim. They’re 0-3 at Honda Center going into Saturday’s game against second-seeded Wisconsin (29-7).

Dayton rolls MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Like a red and blue blur, the Dayton Flyers were pressing and passing, shooting and scoring. The waves never seemed to stop coming, with 10, 11 and then 12 players giving them quality minutes. An exhausted and foulplagued Stanford simply couldn’t keep up. The underdog Flyers — the No. 11 seed in the South Region — are now in the Elite Eight for the first time since 1984 after an emphatic 82-72 victory Thursday night.

Out of the 1,813 team points scored by the Creston girls track team last year, 28.9 percent of those points were accounted for by last year’s senior class. All together, 41.6 percent of last year’s scoring is no longer on the team this year for various reasons. But, that doesn’t mean head coach Clay Arnold has an inexperienced team this year. Nor does it mean he has a team without quality. “We lost a lot and we knew we were going to, but it was only a small portion of our team,” Arnold said. “Nothing dramatic. We’ve got a lot coming back. There’s a lot of state experience and there’s a ton of varsity experience coming back. It’s a good mix.” The Panthers return six athletes with previous state meet experience, highlighted by senior Chelcee Downing. Downing has competed at the state meet each of her previous three seasons. And Arnold believes she’s having her Downing best spring season yet this year. “Best spring thus far of her career,” Arnold said. “She has had a great attitude, great work ethic and really started becoming a good leader for us. There were a lot of superstar girls


Junior Raegen Smith (right), senior Chelcee Downing (behind Smith) and sophomore Jami Sickels (center) lead a pack of Creston girls track athletes during a preseason workout. The Panthers open the season at home on Tuesday with the Hawkeye 10 Conference Southern Division Meet.

on this team the first three years of her career that got a lot of the press and Chelcee has always been kind of the role player there. We hadn’t needed her to step up and fill those roles, but she has been doing a good job of that.” This year’s team also features a strong junior class that returns four athletes with state meet experience. Maria and Natalie Mostek, Nicole Haley and Raegen Smith all competed at the state meet last year. Sophomore Taylor Briley, hamstrung by a hamstring injury so far this spring, also has state meet experience.

Prospects The nine new athletes on the team this year have come in ready to compete.

Heustis returns to Missouri Valley with big game Southwestern picks up first wins of season By SCOTT VICKER

CNA sports editor •

MARSHALL, Mo. — Southwestern’s Chris Heustis had his eyes set on Wednesday’s games here against Missouri Valley’s JV team. The redshirt freshman catcher from Kansas City spent last year on the Missouri Valley baseball team. After it became clear he would be placed on the JV squad, Heustis transferred to Southwestern. “He was a little bit fired up yesterday,” Southwestern head coach Brian “Bull” Smith said. “He caught the second game. He had a pretty good game.” A pretty good game is an understatement. Heustis went 4-for-4 at the dish, hitting for the cycle and driving in seven runs as the Spartans completed Heustis a doubleheader sweep over Missouri Valley with a 22-8 win in five innings. Southwestern won the first game of the twinbill 12-2 in five innings. Heustis wasn’t the only one to swing the bat well in the second game. Matt Mayden hit a home run, as did Eric Bueno. Tyler Engelh a r d t Bueno stroked three doubles.

“I had the luxury of sticking with some guys longer ... because we were scoring runs like a pinball machine.” — Brian “Bull” Smith

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Having that kind of offensive output was a nice luxury to have on Wednesday, a day in which the wind was blowing out of the park at 20 miles per hour. “We got in and we got hooked up in our at-bats pretty good,” Smith said. “Kids worked counts. If they made a mistake, we hit it and hit it square. I felt we had good approaches to our at-bats all day long.” Cole Maharry started the second game on the mound for the Spartans and worked well through the first inning, but began to lose control in the second inning. “We just kept walking guys,” Smith said. “I had the luxury of being able to stick with some guys longer than we normally would because we were scoring runs like a pinball machine. They scored eight runs. I don’t know that they could have scored more than one or two without walks.” Parker Magneson of Urbandale and Sawyer Ocheltree of Casey both saw time on the mound in relief.

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“This is the fourth year of the program, and this is the best spring we’ve had so far for practices,” Arnold said. “The girls have had, for the most part, real good attitudes and real good work ethics. Our new girls are really coming in ready to go.” Among the newcomers, freshman Lexie Little looks primed to contribute right away. Little displayed her versatility in an impressive p e r f o r - Little mance at last week’s Central indoor meet. “She was having a super year already in practice, run-

ning in the front of the pack no matter what we were doing,” Arnold said. “So we knew she was going to perform well. She actually exceeded our expectations on Saturday at Central. She led us in the hurdles, led us in the 800s and real close to the top of our 200 girls. She’s been a definite highlight.” Little, along with freshmen Angela Drey and Leah Schuler provide depth in the hurdle events for the Panthers. In Arnold’s first year coaching the program, he didn’t have enough hurdlers to fill out a shuttle hurdle relay. This year, with the three freshmen, he has seven hurdlers. Haley, Madison Hance and Amber Castillo also have hurdling experi-

ence. Freshman Hannah Hood projected to be one of the top throwers in the state this year, but a torn labrum suffered during volleyball season will sideline her for the 2014 track season. Hood had surgery on the labrum Wednesday. Filling her spot in the throwing events will be senior Olivia Nielsen and Hood’s older sister, Marie. Aleisha Larkin will also see some time in the shot put ring. Arnold said he has also seen big improvements from twin sisters Jami and Josie Sickels this spring. “Jami and Josie Sickels Please see PANTHERS, page 7A

UConn’s Garden spot, key injury to Cyclones’ Niang make it tough on Iowa State By STEFAN STEVENSON

Fort Worth Star-Telegram

NEW YORK CITY — The tallest building in Ames, Iowa, is 10 floors and about 132 feet high. Madison Square Garden, the hallowed home of the New York Knicks and Rangers since 1968 and the site of the NCAA East Regional, has as many floors. Iowa State forward Melvin Ejim and his teammates are no doubt impressed with the city that seems to have more towering skyscrapers than Iowa has people. And the history of the Garden isn’t lost on him or his teammates. “This is the mecca of basketball. It’s an incredible arena,” said Ejim, who was making his second visit to the city. “It’s going to be crazy and fun to go out there on the national stage. There’s going to be a lot of memories made here.” The third-seed Cyclones (28-7) have taken on the role of underdog despite being the higher seed against seventh seed Connecticut (28-8) when the teams meet at 6:27 p.m. Friday in the regional semifinals. The Huskies have a second home in MSG, where they’ll be playing for the 112th time. ISU has played here just three times, the last coming in 2004. Will the Garden be a home game for UConn? “I’m not sure. I guess we’ll figure it out when the fans get here,” Ejim said. “It’s closer to their state than ours.” But that’s not the only reason why the Cyclones

might seem to be underdogs. They’ll be without 6-foot7 forward Georges Niang, who broke a bone in his right foot in the Cyclones’ tournament opener against North Carolina Central. The sophomore started the first 35 games. He’ll miss the rest of the tournament, and the Cyclones must find a way to make up for his 16.7 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.6 assists a game. “We run a lot of sets through Georges. He’s one of our play-makers. He’s one of our ball handlers when I don’t have the ball in my hands,” said ISU point guard DeAndre Kane, who’s averaging 17.1 points a game. “A lot of things changed, but for us we just have to stick to the basics. And that’s getting stops, getting the ball off the glass and trying to get out in transition and run. We still have a lot of players that can do a lot of things for the team.” There was little question about how deep a team the Cyclones have been while racing to a 14-0 record and top 10 ranking. After an early three-game losing streak in Big 12 play, coach Fred Hoiberg’s team finished the regular season winning nine of 13 games and then won its first Big 12 tournament title since 2000. The Cyclones escaped North Carolina 85-83 with 6-8 junior Daniel Edozie making his first-career start in place of Niang. Edozie went scoreless in 16 minutes, but others such as Kane and reserve guard Naz Long helped fill the offensive void by scoring a

combined 12 points more than their average. “Our guys had their heads down a little bit when they heard the news just because of how important he is and what we do with Georges,” Hoiberg said. “You can’t replace him with one person. It’s got be a collective effort, and our guys did a great job of that against North Carolina.” Hoiberg played many times at M S G during a 10-year NBA career and the building and its his- Hoiberg tory still resound with him. He never played there while a player at ISU and he’ll be coaching his first game in the 46-yearold building that just had a billion-dollar renovation last year. “I don’t know if there’s a lot of arenas that would have the same impression that a place like Madison Square Garden would,” he said. “They understand it. They see it. They go out there and see the banners. They see the jerseys up there, DeBusschere and Ewing and Frazier and all the great players that played here. So, yeah, to come to New York City and play in the Garden I still think has a great effect on these kids.” ——— ©2014 Fort Worth StarTelegram Distributed by MCT Information Services


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Sports briefs Free clinics USA Baseball coach and former SWCC head coach Bill Krejci is hosting three youth baseball/softball camps in the upcoming days. The camps, free of charge, will be held at Southwestern Community College. Dates and times are as follows: March 30 — (Fielding), all age levels, 6-7:30 p.m. April 12 — (Hitting) grades 2-5, 1-3 p.m.; grades 6 and up, 3-5 p.m. April 13 — (Pitchers/ Catchers), 1-3 p.m.

SWCC games Southwestern’s home softball games against Southeastern Community College scheduled Thursday were not held because of inclement weather. No makeup date was announced. The Spartans, now 7-4 overall and 1-3 in the confer-

ence, start a busy three-day homestand Saturday in a 2 p.m. doubleheader against NIACC. Iowa Lakes visits SWCC at noon Sunday, with Kirkwood playing at Southwestern at 3 p.m. Monday. Kirkwood is coming off a doubleheader sweep of DMACC, 4-3 and 4-0. Sophomore shortstop Katlin Briley of Creston had two hits in each game for DMACC. SWCC coach Lindsay Stumpff said sophomore catcher Brooke Wolf may be able to return for some weekend action. Wolf suffered a broken thumb on the team’s trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Patton places MURRAY — Murray IN THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT IN senior Patton placed AND Kate FOR UNION COUNTY WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., high in three events SaturPlaintiff, vs. at the Central College day JAMES ALAN CHRISTENSEN, high school indoor track SPOUSE OF JAMES ALAN CHRIS-

meet. Patton placed fourth in the 55 meters in 7.36, fourth in the 400 meters in 1:02.66 and fifth in the 200 Patton meters in 28.11. Nine of the 10 runners finishing ahead of her in the three finals races were Class 4A runners, the lone exception being a 3A runner from Washington in the 200 meters. Patton is a returning placewinner in four events in the state meet in Class 1A. She was second in the 100 meters, third in the 200 meters, fifth in the 400 meters and eighth in the long jump.

Outdoor news Boater reminder

Judging by the inquiries at late winter outdoor shows, anglers and boaters are getting ready for spring. One of the most-asked questions at the DNR booth was about a new regulation requiring drain plugs to be pulled as a boat leaves a ramp. That regulation went into effect last July, so it did not make the 2013 regulations booklet. In the 2014 version, the regulation change is summarized on page 3, but is explained more fully on page 24; “Drain plugs and other water draining devices must be removed and/or remain open during transport. If you want to keep live bait when leaving a water access, you must replace water in bait containers with tap or bottle water.” Anglers leaving with fish are recommended to put them on ice, whether in a cooler, a bucket or a live Regional Championship well (plug must still be removed and/or opened). Sunday, March 30 The new regulation is to Semifinal winners avoid spreading invasive West Regional species from one body of Regional Semifinals At The Honda Center water to another; through Anaheim, Calif. residual water inside your Thursday, March 27 boat or vegetation which reWisconsin 69, Baylor 52 mains attached to your boat, Arizona 70, San Diego motor or trailer. EnforceState 64 Regional Championship Saturday, March 29 Wisconsin (29-7) vs. Arizona (33-4), 7:49 p.m.

TENSEN, LACEY CHRISTENSEN, SPOUSE OF LACEY CHRISTENSEN, AND PARTIES IN POSSESSION, Defendants. CASE NO. EQCV017468 ORIGINAL NOTICE TO THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANTS:Thursday, March 27 East Regional You are hereby notified that there is Stanford 72 of Regional Semifinals nowDayton on file in 82, the Office of the Clerk the above Court, the aboveFlorida 79,a Petition, UCLAin 68 At Madison Square entitled action which prays for judgment Regional Garden in rem and in theChampionship principal amount of $108,997.06 plus interest to 09/30/2013 Saturday, March 29 in New York the amount of $2,811.94, and thereafter at (26-10) vs.such Florida Friday, March 28 the Dayton rate of 6.25% per annum, amount $18.66 per day, the costs of the (35-2), 5:09 p.m. UConn (28-8) vs. Iowa equaling action including report of title costs Regional State (28-7), 6:27 p.m. $250.00, Midwest escrow advance of $348.77, late of $37.96, and reasonable attorney Regional Semifinals Michigan State (28-8) vs. charges fees and that said sums be declared a lien upon the premises at Atfollowing-described Lucas Oil Stadium Virginia (30-6), 8:57 p.m. S Stone St, Creston, Union County, Regional Championship 104 Iowa, to-wit: Indianapolis The South Ten (10) feet of Lots Friday, March 28 NumSunday, March 30 bered Four (4) and Five (5) and the North Michigan (27-8) vs. South Regional Fifty-two and One-half (52.5) feet Tenof Lots Numbered Fourteen (14) and p.m. Fifteen (15) nessee (24-12), 6:15 Regional Semifinals in Stone and Elliott's Lake View Addition Kentucky (26-10) vs. LouAt FedExForum to Creston, Union County, Iowa; that the mortgage on p.m. the above-deisville (31-5), 8:45 Memphis, Tenn. scribed real estate be foreclosed; that a special execution issue for the sale of as much of the mortgaged premises as is necessary to satisfy the judgment; and for other relief as the Court may deem just and equitable. The attorney for the Plaintiff is Brian G. Sayer, of the law firm of Klatt, Creston Park & Rec Odekirk, Augustine, Sayer, Treinen & Rastede, P.C.,Coed whosevolleyball address is 531 ComMarch 12 scores — Pettit Snow Removal 3, H&H Boswell Hit or Miss 0; Diggers 2, Winterstien 2; mercial Street, Suite 0; 250; P.O. Box3,2675, Afton 3, ISSB 0. Waterloo, IA 50704-2675, telephone (319) 232-3304, facsimile (319) 232March 26 scores — Diggers 3, Hit or Miss 0; H&H 2, Boswell 1; Afton 3, Winterstien 0; Pettit Snow 3639. Removal 3, ISSB 0. NOTICE Standings — Afton 9-0, Pettit Snow Removal 8-1, Diggers 6-3, Boswell 4-5, Winterstien 3-6, H&H 3-6, THE PLAINTIFF HAS ELECTED Hit or Miss 2-7, ISSB 0-9. FORECLOSURE WITHOUT REDEMPTION. THIS MEANS THAT THE SALE OF THE MORTGAGED PROPERTY WILL OCCUR PROMPTLY AFTER ENTRY OF JUDGMENT UNLESS YOU FILE WITH THE COURT A WRITTEN AMENDMENT TO RULES AND DEMAND TO DELAY THE SALE. IF YOU FILE A WRITTEN DEMAND, REGULATIONS OF SOUTHERN IOWA RURAL WATER ASSOCIATION THE SALE WILL BE DELAYED UNTIL MARCH 17, 2014 SIX MONTHS FROM ENTRY OF JUDGMENT IF THE MORTGAGED SEWER, PART A: DEFINITIONS TRUST NOTICE RESOLUTION APPROVING PROPERTY IS YOUR RESIDENCE IN THE MATTER OF THE TRUST: AMENDMENT TO RULES AND Janet Evelyn Nesbit Living Trust under AND IS A ONE-FAMILY OR TWOREGULATIONS FAMILY DWELLING OR UNTIL TWO agreement dated January 17, 2014 RE: SANITARY SEWER SYSTEM To all persons regarding Janet Evelyn MONTHS FROM ENTRY OF JUDGDEFINITIONS Nesbit deceased, who died on or about MENT IF THE MORTGAGED PROPERWHEREAS, the Southern Iowa Rural February 12, 2014.You are hereby notified TY IS NOT YOUR RESIDENCE OR IS that Susan A Nesbit-Fisher is the trustee YOUR RESIDENCE BUT NOT A ONE- Water Association (SIRWA or the "AssoFAMILY OR TWO-FAMILY ciation"), State of Iowa, provides sanitary of the Janet Evelyn Nesbit Living Trust under agreement dated January 17, 2014, DWELLING. YOU WILL HAVE NO sewer service to various customers of the RIGHT OF REDEMPTION AFTER THE Association under the terms and condidated the 17th day of January, 2014. Any action to contest the validity of SALE. THE PURCHASER AT THE tions set forth in the Association's Rules the trust must be brought in the District SALE WILL BE ENTITLED TO IMME- and Regulations. WHEREAS, SIRWA's Rules and RegCourt of Union County, Iowa, within the DIATE POSSESSION OF THE MORTGAGED PROPERTY. YOU MAY PUR- ulations authorize the Association to later to occur of four (4) months from the amend the same, specifically stating, date of second publication of this notice or CHASE AT THE SALE. IF YOU DO NOT FILE A WRITTEN "These Rules and Regulations may be thirty (30) days from the date of mailing this notice to all heirs of the decedent sett- DEMAND TO DELAY THE SALE AND amended, from time to time, by a majority lor and the spouse of the decedent settlor IF THE MORTGAGED PROPERTY IS vote of the Board of Directors, in the manwhose identities are reasonably ascertain- YOUR RESIDENCE AND IS A ONE- ner provided for in the Iowa Code and the OR TWO-FAMILY ByLaws of the Association." able. Any suit not filed within this period FAMILY WHEREAS, it is deemed necessary and shall be forever barred. Notice is further DWELLING, THEN A DEFICIENCY given that any person or entity possessing JUDGMENT WILL NOT BE ENTERED advisable that SIRWA amend its Rules a claim against the trust must mail proof AGAINST YOU. IF YOU DO FILE A and Regulations to include definitions for of the claim to the trustee at the address WRITTEN DEMAND TO DELAY THE the various types of sanitary sewer syslisted below via certified mail, return re- SALE, THEN A DEFICIENCY JUDG- tems utilized by SIRWA and to clarify the ceipt requested, by the later to occur of MENT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST division of ownership and maintenance refour (4) months from the second publica- YOU IF THE PROCEEDS FROM THE sponsibilities with respect to such facilities tion of this notice or thirty (30) days from SALE OF THE MORTGAGED PROPER- as between SIRWA and property owners. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT REthe date of mailing this notice if required TY ARE INSUFFICIENT TO SATISFY or the claim shall be forever barred unless THE AMOUNT OF THE MORTGAGED SOLVED BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF SOUTHERN IOWA RURAL DEBT AND COSTS. paid or otherwise satisfied. IF THE MORTGAGED PROPERTY WATER ASSOCIATION, STATE OF Dated this March 13, 2014. IOWA: IS NOT YOUR RESIDENCE OR IS NOT Janet Evelyn Nesbit Living Trust 1. RULES AND REGULATIONS under agreement dated January 17, 2014 A ONE-FAMILY OR TWO-FAMILY DWELLING, THEN A DEFICIENCY AMENDED. SEWER, PART A: DEFISusan A Nesbit-Fisher JUDGMENT MAY BE ENTERED NITIONS, of the Rules and Regulations is 649 S. 34th Ct West Des Moines, Iowa, 50265 AGAINST YOU WHETHER OR NOT hereby amended to add the following deYOU FILE A WRITTEN DEMAND TO fined terms, including ownership and Arnold O. Kenyon III DELAY THE SALE. maintenance responsibilities in relation to ICIS PIN#AT0004182 You are further notified that unless you such terms: Attorney for Trustee serve and, within a reasonable time there"Gravity flow sanitary sewer 211 N. Maple Street, after, file a motion or answer on or before system" shall mean a public sewer system Creston, IA 50801 April 24, 2014, in the Iowa District Court that utilizes the force of gravity to flow Date of second publication: Mar. 28, 2014 for Union County, Iowa, at the Court- sewage through a sewer main (usually six IN THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT IN house in Creston, Iowa, judgment by de- inches or larger in diameter) to a lift stafault will be rendered against you for the tion and/or lagoon treatment facility. For AND FOR UNION COUNTY relief demanded in the Petition. a property served by a gravity flow saniWELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., If you need assistance to participate in tary sewer system, SIRWA owns and is rePlaintiff, court due to a disability, call the disability sponsible for maintaining the sewer main. vs. JAMES ALAN CHRISTENSEN, coordinator at 515-286-3394. Persons who The property owner owns and is responsiSPOUSE OF JAMES ALAN CHRIS- are hearing or speech impaired may call ble for maintaining the service line from TENSEN, LACEY CHRISTENSEN, Relay Iowa TTY (1-800-735-2942). Dis- its point of connection with SIRWA's sewSPOUSE OF LACEY CHRISTENSEN, ability coordinators cannot provide le- er main to the structure being served by the system. gal advice. AND PARTIES IN POSSESSION, "Low pressure sanitary sewer sysAllison Danilovich Defendants. Clerk of Court tem" shall mean a public sewer system CASE NO. EQCV017468 Union County Courthouse that utilizes a grinder pump to force ORIGINAL NOTICE Creston, Iowa sewage through a sewer main to a comTO THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENIMPORTANT: YOU ARE ADVISED mon treatment facility. For a property DANTS: You are hereby notified that there is TO SEEK LEGAL ADVICE AT ONCE served by a low pressure sanitary sewer system, SIRWA owns and is responsible now on file in the Office of the Clerk of TO PROTECT YOUR INTERESTS. for maintaining the grinder pump and sewthe above Court, a Petition, in the above- Date of second publication: Mar. 28, 2014 Date of third publication: April 4, 2014 er main. The property owner owns and is entitled action which prays for judgment responsible for maintaining the service in rem and in the principal amount of THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT line from its point of connection with SIR$108,997.06 plus interest to 09/30/2013 in UNION COUNTY WA's grinder pump to the structure being the amount of $2,811.94, and thereafter at IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF served by the system. the rate of 6.25% per annum, such amount KELLY MONAGHAN, Deceased. "On-site sanitary sewer system" shall equaling $18.66 per day, the costs of the Probate No. ESPR015643 mean a public sewer system that utilizes a action including report of title costs NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT septic tank and a secondary treatment sys$250.00, escrow advance of $348.77, late OF ADMINISTRATOR tem such as a sand filter, peat filter and/or charges of $37.96, and reasonable attorney AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS lateral field to treat and dispose of effluent fees and that said sums be declared a lien To All Persons Interested in the Estate upon the following-described premises at of Kelly Monaghan, Deceased, who died or wastewater on the same property as such effluent or wastewater was produced. 104 S Stone St, Creston, Union County, on or about February 15, 2014: For a property served by an on-site saniIowa, to-wit: You are hereby notified that on the tary sewer system, SIRWA owns and is reThe South Ten (10) feet of Lots Num- 10th day of March, 2014, the undersigned sponsible for maintaining the septic tank bered Four (4) and Five (5) and the North was appointed administrator of the estate. and secondary treatment system. The Fifty-two and One-half (52.5) feet of Lots Notice is hereby given that all persons property owner owns and is responsible Numbered Fourteen (14) and Fifteen (15) indebted to the estate are requested to in Stone and Elliott's Lake View Addition make immediate payment to the under- for maintaining the service line from its point of connection with SIRWA's septic to Creston, Union County, Iowa; signed, and creditors having claims that the mortgage on the above-de- against the estate shall file them with the tank to the structure being served by the scribed real estate be foreclosed; that a clerk of the above named district court, as system. 2. SEVERABILITY CLAUSE. If any special execution issue for the sale of as provided by law, duly authenticated, for much of the mortgaged premises as is nec- allowance, and unless so filed by the later such part, section or provision of the Rules and Regulations of the Association shall essary to satisfy the judgment; and for oth- to occur of four months from the second er relief as the Court may deem just and publication of this notice or one month be adjudged invalid or unconstitutional, equitable. The attorney for the Plaintiff is from the date of the mailing of this notice such adjudication shall not affect the vaBrian G. Sayer, of the law firm of Klatt, (unless otherwise allowed or paid) a claim lidity of the Rules and Regulations as a whole or any part, section or provision Odekirk, Augustine, Sayer, Treinen & is thereafter forever barred. thereof not adjudged invalid or unconstiRastede, P.C., whose address is 531 ComDated this 10th day of March, 2014. tutional. mercial Street, Suite 250; P.O. Box 2675, Mary K. Still 3. WHEN EFFECTIVE. This ResoluWaterloo, IA 50704-2675, telephone Administrator of the Estate tion shall be in effect from and after its fi(319) 232-3304, facsimile (319) 232200 South Kirby Street nal passage, approval and publication as 3639. Mount Ayr, IA 50854 provided by law. NOTICE James L. Pedersen PASSED AND APPROVED on this THE PLAINTIFF HAS ELECTED ICIS PIN Number: AT0006167 17th day of March, 2014. FORECLOSURE WITHOUT REDEMP- Attorney for the Administrator TION. THIS MEANS THAT THE SALE James L. Pedersen, P.C. AMENDMENT TO RULES AND OF THE MORTGAGED PROPERTY 201 E. Monroe Street REGULATIONS OF SOUTHERN IOWA WILL OCCUR PROMPTLY AFTER EN- Mount Ayr, IA 50854 RURAL WATER ASSOCIATION TRY OF JUDGMENT UNLESS YOU Date of second publication: Mar. 21, 2014 MARCH 17, 2014 FILE WITH THE COURT A WRITTEN WATER, PART B, AMENDMENT TO RULES AND DEMAND TO DELAY THE SALE. IF SECTION 6. LEAK ADJUSTMENT YOU FILE A WRITTEN DEMAND, REGULATIONS OF SOUTHERN IOWA RESOLUTION TO AMEND WATER, RURAL WATER ASSOCIATION THE SALE WILL BE DELAYED UNTIL PART B, SECTION 6. LEAK ADJUSTMARCH 17, 2014 SIX MONTHS FROM ENTRY OF

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ment was ‘soft’ last summer. It will step up this year. Invasive species could range from vegetation such as Eurasian watermilfoil or brittle naiad to water dwelling animals such as zebra mussels—or even minnows purchased elsewhere. Once introduced into another water body, the unwanted species can spread throughout, often with few or no natural predators or vegetation to control the spread. That crowds out native species; disrupting the ecology of the lake or stream … as well as fishing and other recreation. Is it worth the extra few seconds to pull a drain plug or clean that aquatic plant trailing from your boat motor? It can cost a couple million of your license dollars … and three or four years of your fishing recreation to draw down a lake, kill out the invasive species, renovate it, restock it and wait for fish to grow back to catchable size.

Second chance Hunters with a youth turkey season license who are not successful at harvesting a turkey in the April 5-13 youth turkey season can now get a do-over. They may use that unfilled youth license in any of the spring turkey hunting seasons. Youth hunters may also obtain an additional license for the fourth season, if they choose. Last year, 4,100 hunters participated in the youth turkey season and reported harvesting 1,050 turkeys. This new regulation became effective when Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed the bill into law March 14. The youth season information in the hunting regulations was updated online at aspx to reflect the change in the law. This change occurred after the printed regulations booklets were issued last August.

Place your classified ad using our website 24 hoursAMENDMENT a day TO • RULES 7 days a week AND REGULATIONS OF SOUTHERN IOWA RURAL WATER ASSOCIATION MARCH 17, 2014 SEWER, PART D: DISCONNECTION FROM SYSTEM RESOLUTION TO AMEND SEWER, PART D: DISCONNECTION FROM SYSTEM, OF THE RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE SOUTHERN IOWA RURAL WATER ASSOCIATION, STATE OF IOWA, BY AMENDING PROVISIONS PERTAINING TO DISCONTINUATION OF SERVICE BASED UPON DEMOLITION OF THE STRUCTURE SERVED WHEREAS, the Southern Iowa Rural Water Association (SIRWA or the "Association"), State of Iowa, provides sanitary sewer service to various customers of the Association under the terms and conditions set forth in the Association's Rules and Regulations. WHEREAS, SIRWA's Rules and Regulations authorize the Association to amend the same, specifically stating, "These Rules and Regulations may be amended, from time to time, by a majority vote of the Board of Directors, in the manner provided for in the Iowa Code and the ByLaws of the Association." WHEREAS, SIRWA's Rules and Regulations currently require the payment of liquidated damages by a property owner to abandon a sanitary sewer connection due to the demolition, permanent abandonment, or sole use as a storage facility of a structure being served by said connection if the subject property failed to receive complete usage of the sanitary sewer service from SIRWA for a period of at least 10 years. WHEREAS, it is deemed necessary and advisable and in the best interests of SIRWA and its members that SIRWA amend its Rules and Regulations to allow the abandonment of a sanitary sewer connection based upon demolition of the structure served without the payment of liquidated damages. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF SOUTHERN IOWA RURAL WATER ASSOCIATION, STATE OF IOWA: 1. RULES AND REGULATIONS AMENDED. SEWER, PART D: DISCONNECTION FROM SYSTEM, SECTION 1, of the Rules and Regulations of SIRWA is hereby amended to state as follows: Section 1. Sewer Service Disconnection a. Sewer service may be disconnected only under the following circumstances: - The structure has been demolished and water service has been discontinued, or - The structure is uninhabitable or is used for storage only (see Section 2 below) and water service has been discontinued. b. In the event sewer services are discontinued, the sewer line must be plugged with a water-tight cap at the property line at the property owner's expense and such cap may be inspected by a SIRWA representative. c. Fees for disconnection and/or reconnection to the system shall be available at the Association office or website. 2. RULES AND REGULATIONS AMENDED. SEWER, PART D: DISCONNECTION FROM SYSTEM, SECTION 2, of the Rules and Regulations of SIRWA is hereby amended to be entitled "Section 2. Request for Abandonment of Sewer Connection Due to Uninhabitable Structure or Use for Storage Only." 3. RULES AND REGULATIONS AMENDED. SEWER, PART D: DISCONNECTION FROM SYSTEM, SECTION 2, of the Rules and Regulations of SIRWA is hereby amended by removal of the word "demolition" from the first sentence in the first paragraph of said Section 2. 4. SEVERABILITY CLAUSE. If any such part, section or provision of the Rules and Regulations of the Association shall be adjudged invalid or unconstitutional, such adjudication shall not affect the validity of the Rules and Regulations as a whole or any part, section or provision thereof not adjudged invalid or unconstitutional. 5. WHEN EFFECTIVE. This Resolution shall be in effect from and after its final passage, approval and publication as provided by law. PASSED AND APPROVED on this 17th day of March, 2014. Go under classifieds to place an adIowa Trolley Board of Southern AMENDMENT TO RULES AND REGULATIONS OF SOUTHERN IOWA RURAL WATER ASSOCIATION MARCH 17, 2014 WATER, PART B, SECTION 6. LEAK ADJUSTMENT RESOLUTION TO AMEND WATER, PART B, SECTION 6. LEAK ADJUSTMENT, OF THE RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE SOUTHERN IOWA RURAL WATER ASSOCIATION, STATE OF IOWA, BY AMENDING PROVISIONS PERTAINING TO THE CALCULATION OF BILLING ADJUSTMENTS BASED UPON WATER LEAKS WHEREAS, the Southern Iowa Rural Water Association (SIRWA or the "Association"), State of Iowa, provides water service to various customers of the Association under the terms and conditions set forth in the Association's Rules and Regulations. WHEREAS, SIRWA's Rules and Regulations authorize the Association to amend the same, specifically stating, "These Rules and Regulations may be amended, from time to time, by a majority vote of the Board of Directors, in the manner provided for in the Iowa Code and the ByLaws of the Association." WHEREAS, SIRWA's Rules and Regulations currently allow for a billing adjustment in the event excessive usage occurs as the result of a leak in the customer's privately owned waterline running between SIRWA's water main and the structure receiving water service. WHEREAS, it is deemed necessary and advisable and in the best interests of SIRWA and its members that SIRWA amend its Rules and Regulations to change its leak adjustment policy as set forth below. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF SOUTHERN IOWA RURAL WATER ASSOCIATION, STATE OF IOWA: 1. RULES AND REGULATIONS AMENDED. WATER, PART B, SECTION 6. LEAK ADJUSTMENT, of the Rules and Regulations of SIRWA is hereby amended to state as follows: Section 6. Leak Adjustment a. SIRWA may authorize a credit on charges incurred by reason of a leak in the customer's water service line once within a five-year time period. The customer must have at least six months' use on the relevant meter before a leak adjustment may be requested. A customer desiring a leak adjustment must submit to SIRWA, within two months of the date of the SIRWA bill on which the leak caused additional charges, a written request for a leak adjustment and a copy of the receipt from the repairer of the leak. SIRWA may, at its option, inspect the leak repair before issuing a credit to the customer. b. If a customer seeking a leak adjustment receives a combined bill for water and sewer services from the Association, the Association will first figure a sewer adjustment for water not entering the sewer system. c. Once a customer's timely application for a water leak adjustment has been reviewed and approved by SIRWA, the customer's account shall be credited in an amount equal to 30% of the total charges shown on the bill for the month in which additional charges were incurred as the result of a water leak. 4. SEVERABILITY CLAUSE. If any such part, section or provision of the Rules and Regulations of the Association shall be adjudged invalid or unconstitutional, such adjudication shall not affect the validity of the Rules and Regulations as a whole or any part, section or provision thereof not adjudged invalid or unconstitutional. 5. WHEN EFFECTIVE. This Resolution shall be in effect from and after its final passage, approval and publication as provided by law. PASSED AND APPROVED on this 17th day of March, 2014. AMENDMENT TO RULES AND REGULATIONS OF SOUTHERN IOWA RURAL WATER ASSOCIATION MARCH 17, 2014 SEWER, PART D: DISCONNECTION FROM SYSTEM RESOLUTION TO AMEND SEWER, PART D: DISCONNECTION FROM SYSTEM, OF THE RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE SOUTHERN IOWA RURAL WATER ASSOCIATION, STATE OF IOWA, BY AMENDING PROVISIONS PERTAINING TO DISCONTINUATION OF SERVICE BASED UPON DEMOLITION OF THE STRUCTURE SERVED WHEREAS, the Southern Iowa Rural Water Association (SIRWA or the "Asso-

Southern Iowa Trolley Board of Trustees, March 20, 2014 Members present: Myron Manley, Chair; Steve Shelley, Linda England, Jerry Murphy. Also present: Steve Bolie, Transit Director. The meeting was called to order at 1:05 p.m. by Chairperson Myron Manley. Approval of the Agenda: Motion by Linda England; Second by Steve Shelley. Motion carried. Approval of the Minutes of January

Trustees, March 20, 2014 Members present: Myron Manley, Chair; Steve Shelley, Linda England, Jerry Murphy. Also present: Steve Bolie, Transit Director. The meeting was called to order at 1:05 p.m. by Chairperson Myron Manley. Approval of the Agenda: Motion by Linda England; Second by Steve Shelley. Motion carried. Approval of the Minutes of January Meeting: Motion by Steve Shelley; Second by Linda England. Motion carried. Election of Officers: Motion to retain the current officers: Chair: Myron Manley; Vice-chair: Linda England; SecretaryTreasurer: Lois Monday. Motion by Steve Shelley; Second by Linda England. Motion carried. Passenger Transportation Plan: Steve provided a brief update on the development of the Passenger Transportation Plan which was provided to Board members in February. He commented that Becky Nardy had prepared a comprehensive plan that will be a guide to further work by Southern Iowa Trolley. Transit Director s Update: Steve presented several items for information purposes and discussion: Steve had prepared a policy on use of agency cell phones. It will be placed on the agenda for approval at the April board meeting. A copy of the first issue of a monthly employee newsletter was distributed. County Fair Senior Day trip pricing: The fare will not be subsidized by the area agency on aging so the general public fare will be charged. This could reduce attendance at the fairs. Bus purchase: to order buses in early April, prior to the next Board meeting. Lamoni trip costs: Steve visited with the Decatur Board of Supervisors about the high cost of unscheduled trips in Lamoni and to Leon from Lamoni. The Summer Fun Bus fare will be $.50 like last summer. A fact sheet for advocating for more funding for bus replacement was distributed. Motion to approve the Transit Director attending the 2014 Passenger Transportation Summit, May 15th in Marshalltown. Motion by Linda England; Second by Steve Shelley. Motion carried. Ridership and financial reports: Motion to approve the January and February ridership and February financial reports. Motion by Steve Shelley; Second by Linda England. Motion carried. Disbursements - January/February/ March invoices: Motion to approve the January/February/March invoices. Motion by Steve Shelley; Second by Linda England. Motion carried. Bank Resolution: Motion approving the Fiscal Assistant to authorize payroll direct deposits at Iowa State Savings Bank. Motion by Steve Shelley; Second by Linda England. Motion carried. Wex Credit Card: Motion to approve application for WEX credit cards for drivers for purchase of fuel only. Motion by Linda England; Second by Steve Shelley. Motion carried. FY15 Budget: Wage adjustments for FY15: Motion to approve wage adjustments of $.25 per hour for drivers, 1% for other employees, and .5% for the Transit Director. Motion by Steve Shelley; Second by Linda England. Motion carried. Approval of FY15 budget Motion to approve the FY15 budget as presented: Income: $1,169,549, Expense: $1,169,549; Net income $0. Motion by Steve Shelley; Second by Linda England. Motion carried. Adjournment at 2:20 p.m. Motion by: Steve Shelley; Second: Jerry Murphy. Motion carried. The next meeting will be at 1:00 p.m. on April 17, 2014, Conference Room, 215 East Montgomery Street in Creston.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING/ NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE AN APPLICATION WITH USDA RURAL DEVELOPMENT Notice is hereby given that the Southern Iowa Rural Water Association (SIRWA) will conduct a public meeting concerning an application for federal funding to the United States Department of Agriculture - Rural Development (USDA-RD) for costs to construct improvements to the water distribution systems in the Cities of Blockton and Bridgewater. The public will be able to comment on such items as economic and environmental impacts, service areas, alternatives to the project, or any other items relating to the project. The meeting will be held at the SIRWA office located at 1391 190th Street, Creston, Iowa on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at 10:00 AM. Should you have any questions prior to the meeting, please contact Dan McIntosh, SIRWA General Manager at 641-782-5744.

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both are leap years ahead in terms of strength and athleticism from where they were last year,” he said. “Jami has definitely proved it so far on the track and Josie is right there with her.”

Schedule change The Hawkeye 10 Conference Meet has been moved up a week this year. In the past, it has been held the same week as the State Qualifying Meet. Now, there will be a full week in between conference and state qualifying.

“That’ll be great,” Arnold said. “However, that was when we had the Mount Ayr meet, so that’s off the schedule. I’m real excited to go to Carroll for their meet. We never see Carroll until districts each year, so it will be great to see them.” The Panthers open the season at home Tuesday with the Hawkeye 10 Conference Southern Division Meet. “Hopefully we get to have it,” Arnold said. “We rarely ever do. It’s a good opportunity. It’s unlimited entries, so it’s good opportunities. We load up and see what

everyone’s got in the tank. We get to see our pals from Glenwood right off the bat, so that’s nice.” The Panthers also host the postseason Hawkeye 10 Conference Meet on May 8.

Roster (* — returning letterwinner) Seniors — Chelcee Downing*, Olivia Nielsen*. Juniors — Jessica Drey, Nicole Haley*, Marie Hood, Maria Mostek*, Natalie Mostek*, Monica Powers*, Raegen Smith*, Brooke Thelen*. Sophomores — Jessica Beatty*, Taylor Briley*, Amber Castillo*, Madison Hance*, Jami Sickels*, Josie Sickels*, Sydney Suiter*. Freshmen — Madison Callahan, Angela Drey, Hannah Hood, Aleisha Larkin, Lexie Little, Kristy Powers, Leah

Schuler, Rachel Shepherd. Schedule April 1 — Hawkeye 10 Conference Southern Division Meet (Creston), 4:30 p.m. April 3 — at Clarke, 5 p.m. April 8 — at Clarinda, 4:30 p.m. April 10 — at Red Oak, 5 p.m. April 14 — Lady Panther Relays, 5 p.m. April 17 — at Glenwood, 5 p.m. April 22 — at Dallas Center Grimes, 4:45 p.m. April 24 — at Carroll, 4:30 p.m. April 24-26 — at Drake Relays April 29 — at Chariton, 5 p.m. May 1 — at Carlisle, 4:45 p.m. May 5 — at Atlantic, 5 p.m. May 8 — Hawkeye 10 Conference Meet (Creston), 4:30 p.m. May 15 — at State Qualifying Meet (TBA), 4 p.m. May 22-24 — at Coed State Track Meet (Drake Stadium)

large part to the pitching of Justin Eubanks. “Justin Eubanks finally got his first college win,” Smith said. “He was throwing strikes. He should be a senior in high school, but he graduated early. He’s still a year behind most

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INDIANAPOLIS — When Kentucky and Louisville met at Rupp Arena for an annual showdown Dec. 28, the Wildcats left with state bragging rights. Three months later, both teams care more about tournament triumph. “It’s much bigger than a rivalry,” Louisville senior guard Russ Smith said Thursday. “It’s a Sweet 16 game. You just want to get to the next round. The goal is to get to the Elite Eight.” The teams meet in NCAA tournament play for the sixth time Friday, with Kentucky holding a 3-2 edge entering the game at Lucas Oil Stadium. The winner will advance to play the winner between second-seeded Michigan and 11th-seeded Tennessee. While the history between the coaches and the fans’ distaste for each other casts the game into a must-see event, the evolution of both teams since their first meeting makes it more intriguing. “They’re a much better team today,” Louisville coach Rick Pitino said, “and we’re a much better basketball team today.” Fourth-seeded Louisville has the speed and experience edge. Eighth-

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guys. But he’s left-handed and topping out at 86. It was definitely an improvement (over his previous two starts). He made pitches when he had to.” Jason Roberts recorded three hits, including a double and Sawyer Ocheltree got going at the plate with a pair of hits. Bueno also

finished the game with two hits. “They weren’t too strong, but hey, sometimes you need a confidence game,” Smith said. “We’ll take it. Our kids really swung the bat well.” The two wins improve the Spartans to 2-11 for the season.

The Spartans return to home this weekend with a pair of ICCAC twinbills on with Ellsworth. Games begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sunday. Southwestern is scheduled to travel to Maple Woods in Kansas City on Wednesday, but that doubleheader has been cancelled.

seeded Kentucky has the imposing size advantage. That hasn’t changed since Kentucky beat the Cardinals 73-66, dominating paint scoring and rebounding. But Kentucky is a team that has matured throughout the season with its five starting freshmen. “I mean, we hadn’t really defined the roles because we hadn’t really figured each other out,” Kentucky coach John Calipari said. “And I wasn’t real specific on how we were going to have to p l a y . Calipari Now I come back to maybe they weren’t ready to accept it two months ago. Then we did something, another little thing that I wish I had done two months earlier before the NCAA tournament. Now we’ve tried one more thing for this weekend.” He didn’t elaborate on the “tweaks” as he has called them, but the Wildcats looked impressive in the first weekend of the tournament, knocking off ninth-seeded Kansas State and top-seeded Wichita State. In the first meeting, freshman forward Julius

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Randle scored 17 points in the first half before leaving four minutes into the second half with leg cramps. That issue has subsided but his presence is still a concern after 22 doubledoubles this season. His plan this time against the Cardinals? “Do what we have been doing all season by posting the ball on our opportunities,” he said. Louisville, the defending tournament champion, is a different team as well. “We were struggling to find an identity at that point,” senior Luke Hancock said. “A lot of changes to our team since then for the better. Guys are filling into their roles and know what they have to do make our team better.” Forward Chane Behanan is no longer on the team. Hancock has moved into a starting role and, after averaging 7.8 points when they first played Kentucky, now is averaging 12.1 points per game while shooting 40 percent. Forward Montrezl Harrell, who may be assigned to handle Randle, scored six points with four rebounds in the first meeting. He now averages 14 points and 8.4 rebounds per game. The Cardinals’ matchup zone defense has been a factor as well. “Guys are making their

rotations when they’re supposed to be getting in there, boxing out when they’re supposed to be,” Hancock said. “Early on in the year, you just don’t make those rotations, and making those small extra plays (like) staying tight when you’re supposed to be and really getting out on shooters. Just a bunch of little things to make our zone more impressive.” Louisville (31-5) has won seven straight games. Kentucky (26-10) has won four of its last five, the only loss coming in the SEC championship by a point against top-ranked Florida. Calipari bristled when the Wildcats’ regular season was described as a struggle. But that perception has helped them evolve, he said. “It wasn’t disappointing, but that’s what they had to hear,” he said. “They had to hear how bad they were as players, how selfish they were, they’re not together. This isn’t a team. You can’t do this. This is what’s wrong. And instead of separating, they stuck together. They kept believing in one another.” ——— ©2014 Chicago Tribune Visit the Chicago Tribune at Distributed by MCT Information Services

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RN Health Care Coordinator Vintage Park Apartments Assisted Living in Lenox, Iowa is excited to be seeking a dedicated, committed and experienced full-time RN Health Care Coordinator. The ideal candidate will have previous long-term/assisted living experience and must possess an Iowa RN licensure without restriction and in good-standing. The candidate should possess 1-2 years supervisory experience along with strong assessment skills, leadership, organizational and interpersonal skills. This position will be responsible to meet the health care needs for our residents, manage and delegate staff and requires 24/7 OnCall coverage and ensuring staff coverage as needed. Must have superior customer service skills, be enthusiastic and have excellent written and communication skills. If you enjoy working with the elderly in a team atmosphere and have an outgoing personality, this is the opportunity for you! We offer a full benefits package and an exciting, supportive work environment. Please email your resume to:

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

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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.

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Assemblers must be able to read a tape measure, be mechanically inclined, and forklift experience is a plus. Fabricators need to be able to read a tape measure, have experience with blueprints, be able to lift a minimum of 75 lbs, and previous experience with an iron worker or as a saw operator preferred. Welders must be experienced and be able to read blue prints; MIG welding experience with stainless steel preferred. Good work history and previous manufacturing experience is a plus. We offer competitive wages, benefits, referral bonuses, overtime, and Dalton Ag is now a 100% employee owned company.

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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

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Competitive wages & benefits, Equal Opportunity Employer

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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.

General Laborer

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; stacking 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 and an outstanding compensation and benefits package. For consideration, please fax or mail resume with salary requirements to:

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We would like to thank everyone for the flowers, food, cards, memorial gifts, kind words, and wonderful support that we have received during our time of sorrow. Your thoughtfulness has helped get us through this difficult time. A special thank you to the staff of HCI Hospice and Powers Funeral Home for your assistance, kindness, consideration, and professionalism. It was greatly appreciated and helped make our decisions a bit easier. Mary O’Riley, the service was beautiful and just what we wanted it to be. We appreciate you taking the time to listen to all our memories and silly stories about our father and husband. Thank you also to Pastor Dan for being with us during family night. You always know just what to say. A special thanks to the Eagles and to the ladies of St. John’s Church for providing us with wonderful food after the service. The family of Wilbur Chubick

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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. Sun. April 6- 10:00AM Creston, IA. Exceptionally nice offering of RS Prussia, Depression era glassware, Collectibles, Furniture and more for Bob, Jo & Tim Loudon. Auctioneers: Tom Frey, Darwin West, Todd Crill, Steve Bergren. Sun. April 6- 9:00AM Corning, IA. Furniture/Collectibles, Guns, Tools/ Vehicles for Neal & Evelyn Brown Estate and consignors. Auctioneers: Jack Kretzinger, Dan Kretzinger, and Tony Douglas. Sat. April 12- 10:00AM Creston, IA. Real Estate, Shop, Hand Tools, and all types of Equipment used in a scrap yard for Iron Man Recycling. Auctioneers: Darwin West, Tom Frey, Todd Crill, Steve Bergren.

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Vintage Park Apartments Assisted Living in Lenox, Iowa

is excited to be seeking a dedicated, committed and friendly Universal Worker. The ideal candidate must possess good communication and written skills, ability to work independently and as part of a team and willingness to accept supervision. This position will be responsible to assist with resident services, food service, housekeeping/laundry and maintenance services as needed. Must have excellent customer service skills. If you enjoy working with the elderly in a team atmosphere and have an outgoing personality, this is the opportunity for you! We offer a full benefit package and an exciting, supportive work environment. Please apply in person at:

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810 East Van Buren • Lenox, Iowa 50851 E.O.E./Drug Free Workplace

In Memory of

Brandon Gale

We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name. In life we loved you dearly. In death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone; For part of us went with you, the day God called you home. You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide; and though we cannot see you, you are always at our side. Our family chain is broken and nothing seems the same, but as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again.

We love and miss you, Brandon!

Mom and Dad, Angie Davis, Tiffany Gale Trevor and Katelinn Davis Kayla and Krisha Davis 03/27/1979 - 3/28/2013 Tony Wojtalewicz


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DES MOINES (MCT) – The Iowa Senate, with bipartisan support Thursday, passed legislation designed to help expand renewable energy production in Iowa and the jobs that likely will come with it. Senators voted 46-0 to pass two separate bills that bolster state tax credits for solar and renewable energy. Four GOP senators – Rick Bertand of Sioux City, Nancy Boettger of Harlan, Joni Ernst of Red Oak and Hubert Houser of Carson – were absent during Thursday’s Senate floor action. “Iowa is showing the nation that clean energy works,” said Sen. Rob Hogg, D-Cedar Rapids, who served as floor manager for Senate File 2340 and Senate File 2343. He told his colleagues that Iowa already is a leader in wind energy and ethanol and the bills that now go to the House for further consideration would move the state forward in solar power and biofuel areas. SF 2340 would triple the amount of solar energy tax credits available to Iowa farmers, homeowners, and businesses, building on Iowa’s 2012 tax credit which encouraged Iowans to install solar energy systems. “By tripling the solar tax credit, Iowa will respond to the rapidly growing demand for solar power and maximize the benefit for Iowans from federal solar tax credits which expire at the end of 2016,” Hogg said. “This is a big day; this is a big deal.” The other measure, SF 2343, would extend the deadline to complete wind and other projects using Iowa’s Renewable Energy Tax Credits. The Senate deferred on a third bill, SF 2344, that proposed to increase the tax credit for gasoline blended with 15 percent ethanol dur-

ing summer months and extend the bio-diesel production tax credit for five years. In other action, senators voted 46-0 to change Iowa law that requires that gift cards not redeemed within five years be turned over to the State Treasurer’s Office as unclaimed or abandoned property – an approach that mirrors federal law. Under the amended version of HF 2296 that was sent back to the House for further consideration, a card without an expiration date would remain valid in perpetuity. Sen. Daryl Beall, D-Fort Dodge, the bill’s floor man-

Rick Bertand of Sioux City, Nancy Boettger of Harlan, Joni Ernst of Red Oak and Hubert Houser of Carson were absent for Thursday’s Senate floor action.

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Check presentation: The Panther Pride Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) presented a check for $17,750 to Creston

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Club news DWF Executive Committee

The DWF Executive Committee met 10 a.m. March 13, 2014, at the First Christian Church. Eight members were in attendance. The meeting opened with the DWF prayer. Secretary read the minutes; they were approved. No treasurer’s report was given. Old Business Shirley Ray got the cart for the kitchen. It is red and has been put to good use. A sign-up sheet for the Open Table and Lenten services has been put up in the narthex. Joyce Burkhead has been working on the shorts for the little boys in South Africa. New Business There was some discussion on the scholarship for the seniors who will be graduating. The committee hasn’t received any applications at this time. At the Board meeting, it was said Pastor Di will be graduating in May and is wanting full-time employment. At this time church

members are not sure they can support a full-time pastor. There was some discussion on if the committee could help with financing a full-time pastor. There was also discussion on paying the nurses, and how DWF can help them with their expenses. A motion was made by Irene Francis, second by Joyce Burkhead, to send a box to Pastor Di’s son. They will talk with pastor about what to put in the box and also what is allowed. Approved. Committee Reports Burkhead reported 39 were served at the dinner for the Loughbagh funeral. A donation was made to Mary Circle, and it will be shared with Rebecca Circle. Cards have been sent by Florence Willets. Pat Fils is still collecting for the least coin. Shirley Ray has made little gift bags for the children to be given at the Easter service. Meeting adjourned with the DWF Benediction. The next meeting will be

10 a.m. April 3.

P.E.O. Chapter AZ

The regular business meeting of P.E.O. Chapter AZ was held March 18 at Salem Lutheran Church. The chaplain read devotions from 1 John 4:7-11. The meeting was opened in due form by the president. The minutes of the previous meetings were approved as corrected. Nineteen members responded to roll call. Corresponding secretary read a thank you card from Joan Chubick for cards, money and support during Wilbur’s illness and death. Reports of Committees Yearbook: The next regular meeting will be April 1 at the home of Kay Kinsella with Vaughn Seckington serving as co-hostess. The March birthday luncheon will be March 27 at The Windrow. April’s birthday luncheon will be April 24 at Kelly’s Flowers. Courtesy: Sent flowers to Beth Taylor, a card to Carolyn Beecher, and St. Patrick’s Day cards to Carolyn

Beecher, Dorothy Peak and Betty Hobbs. Technology: Sharon Booth noted that on page 48 of the March-April P.E.O. Record there are tips to access the P.E.O. website. Audit: Darla Hynes reported the treasurer’s books were audited and found to be in order. Sharon Bennett moved to accept the report. The motion passed. Nancy Loudon said the city council approved closing the east depot parking lot for the scholarship fundraiser May 3. Unfinished Business President Connie Purdum informed the chapter the delegate fee is paid for by Iowa State Chapter. New Business The president read the names appointed to committees for 2014-15. Bennett was installed as chaplain, and Marcia Fulton was installed as guard. Christy Whited talked about the plans for the May 3 fundraiser. It will be 8 to 11 a.m at the depot. It will include a trunk, bake and plant sale. A suggestion was made to list items for sale

in the advertisement. Karla Hynes will also talk about it on Grapevine. Jan Knock is in the hospital with a respiratory and asthma problem. Dorothy Peak’s birthday is April 1, and several sisters volunteered to visit her throughout the day. Sandy Stalker won a gift certificate to Upper Crust for wearing her pin to meetings the most times. Bennett was runner-up. The meeting was closed in due form by the president. Karla Hynes program continued this year’s theme of “Getting to Know You.” She talked about her grandmother’s influence in her life, as well as her life growing up at home, and finished with some of her current life with Jerry. And throughout the program, she played her guitar and led the chapter singing Christian songs that had meaning in her life. Each song was her favorite. After the program, refreshments were served by Connie Purdum and Bennett.

Mary Circle

Mary Circle of First Christian Church met March 20 at the church. President Fils hosted the meeting. There were eight members present. The meeting was called to order with the Disciple Women’s prayer. Joyce read the secretary’s report. Margaret gave the treasurer’s report, which were both approved as read. Old and new business were discussed with Easter packets and May breakfasts planned. April meeting will be the 17 at the church with Pat Fils and Averil Lyman as hostesses. Florence gave the lesson on “when the going gets tough,” with a discussion afterwards. The hostess served dessert salad and treats.

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Club news Crest Area Theatre

The monthly meeting of the Crest Area Theatre Board was held March 3 in the Green Room at SWCC PAC. The meeting was called to order at 7:05 p.m. with six members present. Approval was given for the next CAT performance, a two-act play called “The Hallelujah Girls,” to be directed by Cathy Whited. Audtions were set for the following week. The dates of the performance will be May 9, 10, and 11. CAT’s next meeting will be 7 p.m. April 7 in the Green Room at SWCC PAC. Crest Area Theatre seeks to provide an opportunity for creative activity and entertainment in the theatre and serve the community by combining the talents of local artists for dramatic, cultural and artistic developments. Membership is open to all. Meetings are held the first Monday of each month. Visit CAT’s website at crestareatheatre.wordpress. com or Facebook page for the location of meetings and to view pictures of past performances.

Creston Lions Club

Creston Lions Club met 6:30 p.m. March 4 at The Pizza Ranch. Prior to the meal and meeting, Dr. Heather Osterbrink, new general surgeon at Greater Regional Medical Center, was introduced to the club. After the meal, President

Jodi Johnson presided over the business meeting. A report on Helen Keller was presented by Beth Perry. In 1925, in an address in Chicago, Keller challenged the Lions International to become “knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness.” Lions Clubs worldwide have supported the cause ever since. On March 18, Creston Lions met noon at The Pizza Ranch. First Vice President Ron Dunphy presided over the meeting and led in the Pledge of Allegiance. Delmer Brown gave the invocation. After the meal, business included a preliminary report on the spud supper Feb. 27. The club will sponsor a youth ball team in the summer. Tom Braymen and other members have held a KidSight vision screening for preschool at St. Malachy School this week. On April 3-4, a screening will be held at the Early Childhood Center. Since the vision screening program began with Lions Clubs about 2007, more than 2,000 preschoolers in this area have been screened, with about 10 percent needing to be referred to vision specialists. In Iowa, 295,000 have been screened, with 18,000 being referred. Information for membership in Creston Lions Club can be obtained from Stew Stewart by calling him at

782-5674. The next meeting will be a guest night 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at The Pizza Ranch.

Elzevir Reading Circle

GFWC Elzevir Reading Circle met March 14 at the home of Angela Pullen. In the absence of the president, Mary Burg opened the meeting with a poem by Omar Khayam “Come Fill the Cup.” Members answered roll call by stating something that makes you think of spring. The secretary read the minutes of the previous meeting. The treasurer gave her report. Both were approved. Memorial money had been paid to the library for honorary member Jan Nesbit. Angela Pullen moved to pay $50 for the SWCC scholarship. Barb Thomsen seconded and motion passed. Linda Topliff had attended the coffeehouse event held at the library. There were five presenters that evening. New officers for next year will be decided at the next meeting. The meeting closed with all reciting Mary Stewart’s club collect. The book “The Book Thief” was reviewed was by Barbara Thomsen. The hostess served refreshments. The next meeting will be April 11 at the home of Linda Topliff with Beth Ferguson providing the program.

Volunteer directory Volunteerism is an important part of every community. The following is a directory of volunteer activities and contact numbers. Additions to this list are welcome. Please call managing editor, 641-782-2141, extension 234, to place your volunteer activity and phone number on the list. This service is published free of charge. • Greater Regional Medical Center. Volunteers are needed for information/escort, gift shop, bloodmobile, fund-raising, gardening and plant care and clerical support. To inquire or get involved, call 641-782-3553. • SHIIP (Senior Health Insurance Information Program) volunteers. Training from the Iowa Insurance Commission to provide free, objective information as well as one-to-one assistance. Volunteers answer questions and provide impartial information to help seniors make well-informed decisions regarding their Medicare supplement insurance, long-term care insurance, Medicare benefits and claims or other types of health insurance. Call Greater Regional Medical Center, 641782-3848 and leave information. A SHIIP volunteer will call you


back. • Greater Regional Hospice serving Union, Taylor, Clarke, Adams, Decatur, Madison, Adair and Ringgold counties has opportunities for hospice volunteers to assist with a variety of duties. Training is provided to individuals who are interested in sitting with hospice patients who are terminally ill to give their caregivers a break or to provide companionship to those patients who may need it. There are opportunities to assist staff with special projects, clerical duties and phone call, as well. Call Tabitha Reasland, Greater Regional Hospice volunteer coordinator at 641-782-3831. • Southern Prairie YMCA has a variety of volunteer opportunities available. Volunteer assistance is welcome in the Before and After School programs, general housekeeping, child care, the aquatics program, sports camps and other children’s activities and reception desk duties. Please stop by the YMCA reception desk for an application packet or call 641-782-9622. • Hospice of Southwest Iowa in Corning offers ongoing training for Hospice Volunteers. Volunteers provide companionship, perform tasks and provide

support to individuals who are terminally ill and their families. Volunteers are needed for our primary service area: — Adams, Montgomery and Taylor counties. Call Mary O’Riley 641-3226283 for more information. • Nursing homes and assisted living. Like other organizations, they have many dedicated volunteers, but more are needed. Interested volunteers may choose any local or area nursing home, including Creston Nursing and Rehab Center, 641-782-8511; Crest Haven, 641782-5012; Afton Care Center, 641-347-8416 and Prairie View Assisted Living, 641-782-3131. • Special Olympics. Need volunteers who will encourage, cheer on and reward with a hug at the finish line these special athletes. Volunteers always needed in this fun program. Call 641-782-4170 or 641-782-8495. • Hearts and Hugs Daycare, Corning, 641-322-4280. Volunteers welcome to help with children’s daily activities. • Crest Area Breastfeeding

Super Eight Card Club

Super Eight Card Club met March 20 at Regency Park center with Leta Larkin as hostess. Margarite Minnick was first, Joyce Perry placed second, and third was Let Larkin. The next meeting is April 17 with Margarite Minnick as hostess at the center to play pitch.

Union County Genealogical Society

ciety. Included are books, microfilm, research service, classes and more. She also spoke of other Des Moines libraries and family history libraries in this area. The April 28 meeting is set for 6 p.m. at Gibson Memorial Library.

TOPS 1338

TOPS 1338 of Creston met March 17 at the United Methodist Church with nine members in attendance. The week’s best loser was Marisue Lewis, and Carol Sheldahl was in second place. Members recited the TOPS pledge to open the business meeting that was conducted by Anna Thompson. The secretary read the minutes from the last meeting, and the treasurer’s report was given. There was no new or old business. Sandy Oswald presented the program on Fresh and Fearless and Less Fat and More Flavor. Squares were won by Lewis, and fines went to the treasury. The Red Can

Union County Genealogical Society met March 24 at Gibson Memorial Library with eight members present. Jane Briley presided. Correspondence included exchange newsletters and a notice of new information on the society website. Printed programs for the current year were distributed and reviewed. A reprint of the society brochure was authorized. Roll call was “Your most helpful Iowa genealogical resource.” There was discussion on ways to make a phone call to a relative you have not met, asking for family history. Creston meals Briley gave a five-minute March 31-April 4 tidbit about attempts to Menu subject to change. give away records not of her Reservations are refamily to the appropriate quired the day before. Call people. 641-782-2447. Saundra Leininger gave Monday: sweet and sour the program on resources chicken breast over rice, at Iowa Genealogical SoJapanese vegetables, fruit punch fruit cup, fortune cookies, apricot halves. Tuesday: liver and onions or hamburger in gravy, Coalition peer counselors are available to give advice and sup- mashed potatoes, mixed port to expectant and nursing vegetables, wheat bread/ mothers. Call MATURA, 641margarine, fruited cake. 782-8431.

Challenge was to use a small plate or bowl for every meal. The meeting ended with the closing TOPS pledge. On March 24, TOPS 1338 met once again for its weekly meeting. Eleven members weighed in with Shellie Sullivan as best loser and Neoma Davis in second place. Anna Thompson opened the business meeting by leading in the TOPS pledge. Marisue Lewis read the minutes of the past meeting. Alice Brown gave the treasurer’s report. A newsletter was read from Janice Walston. Members were reminded there will be no TOPS meeting April 14. Squares were won by Lewis, and fines went to the treasury. The program centered on three articles on tips to cutting calories, helps in eating out and how to build a better salad. Diana Loomis was the presenter. The Red Can Challenge was to use five to nine servings of vegetables each day. The TOPS pledge closed the meeting at 5:50 p.m.

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• Creston Animal Rescue Effort (C.A.R.E.) needs volunteers to help care for animals at the city pound on weekends and holidays and for fundraising. Call 641-782-2330. • MATURA Women, Infant and Children (WIC) nutrition program is looking for several volunteers to read to and supervise children ages birth to five in a group setting while their parents are at the clinic. Volunteers are needed every third Monday and Tuesday of the month. Call the WIC program, 641-782-8431, for more information. • Union County Human Services needs volunteers to provide transportation to and from appointments for children and adults, clerical assistance, payee services, friendly visits and errands for elderly people. Call 641-782-1723

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