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Doster to open CrossFit gym in Creston By BAILEY POOLMAN

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A large part of Chris Doster’s life is health, and the Mount Ayr local will expand his love for health and fitness to Creston. Doster, 40, plans to open CrossFit TYL, which stands for transcend your limits, in Creston by June 1. “I love doing this. I love helping people with their health. It’s a passion. I feel alive when I’m doing it. It’s my mission in life. I’ve found my deal,” Doster said. “I love it. Therefore, I care about it a lot. Therefore, I’m going to make it as safe as possible for everyone so it can be accessible to everyone.” CrossFit is an exercise company

founded in 2000. It focuses on varied high-intensity training such as weightlifting, cardio and gymnastics. Gym The idea for CrossFit TYL began in Doster’s garage. Doster found CrossFit videos online and started working out with them. He asked friends to join his workouts, and eventually he was hosting CrossFit classes in his garage. These classes expanded to workouts in his yard as the weather warmed. “I just saw the amazing impact that it had on the people in Mount Ayr,” Doster said. “The thing is the community CrossFit boxes (gyms) create. That’s probably the single most important part of a CrossFit box. What we have in Mount Ayr

is we have this amazing culture of fitness going that was not in Mount Ayr before.” However, the space Doster plans to build the gym in is still being hunted. Doster is currently looking for a space in Creston to accommodate the gym’s needs. He plans to have a space by May 1, but if not, Doster has options. “I haven’t found the spot that was, like, ‘Okay, this is the one for sure,’” Doster said. “The reason I say June 1 for sure is because there’s so many people that are excited about starting CrossFit here that if I don’t have a space, ... I’ll teach CrossFit at the park if I need to, just to get it started, and

Chris Doster poses for the camera in a push up position. Doster —a Mount Ayr native — plans to hold CrossFit workouts in Creston by June 1. CNA photo by BAILEY POOLMAN

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Iowa CHS grad makes an ‘impact’ official: tonight at Creston:Arts gallery No ‘hush money’ paid to exemployees first friday

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The impact of Salvatore Aleto Jr.’s upbringing in Creston led him on an unusual journey of self-expression and ultimately, success. Aleto, a 2004 Creston High School graduate, will be exhibiting his hand-forged jewelry and cast metal sculptures this month at Creston:Arts Gallery. Exhibition On display this month at Creston:Arts Gallery, Aleto will feature two sculptural works titled “Millennial” and “Newborn — Generation Z.” Aleto said each sculpture took more than 1,000 hours to complete. “Millennial” is a cast bronze sculpture, which, counting the base, stands approximately seven feet tall. Aleto said this sculpture was created through the “lost wax” casting process, where a three dimensional sculpture is first created in clay, plaster, wood or stone. The process involves covering this sculpture in liquid rubber to create a rubber mold. The rubber mold is then removed and layers of wax are painted meticulously inside resulting in a hollow wax sculpture. Once the wax is set, a ceramic shell, typically, is built up around the wax sculpture with tubes protruding to eventually melt the wax out and pour the molten bronze in. The ceramic is removed to expose a bronze cast.

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Salvatore Aleto Jr. features his hand-forged jewelry and bronze scultptures this month at Creston:Arts Gallery, 116 W. Adams St. Above are two brass rings Aleto created in 2012 as part of his “Crush” series.

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Creston High School graduate Salvatore Aleto Jr., right, and Crestonian Blake Fry-Schnormeier discuss Aleto’s piece “Newborn - Generation Z” at the University of Iowa.

Aleto describes this process as a “traditional” approach, dating back 5,000 years. Aleto said “Newborn -Generation Z,” created through a process called electro-forming, was inspired by Constantin Brancusi’s “Newborn” sculpture — a metaphor for birth. “It’s kind of a lab-grown baby,” said Aleto. “The original object that it is made from is not what you see. You see a shell of that original object.” Aleto said carving the original sculpture took up to 12 hours, spent 60 hours in a chemical bath followed by 30 hours of filing, sanding and polishing. Aleto creates small objects

Tonight’s reception Creston:Arts Council invites the public to attend Salvatore Aleto’s opening night at an artist’s reception at Creston:Arts Gallery from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight at Creston:Arts Gallery, 116 W. Adams. St.

from metal and wood, too. This month, Aleto will have hand-forged rings on display and for sale. About the artist Aleto said it was classes at Southwestern Community College, where he really discovered his love of art. “I really enjoyed the art program at SWCC,” said Aleto. “I took a couple classes with Sherice Buzzard and that really got me interested.” After Aleto received an Associate of Arts degree from Southwestern Community College, he continued on to University of Iowa, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in philosophy, and a second bachelor’s degree in psychology. Currently, Aleto is a Master of Fine Arts candidate focused on jewelry and metal arts with a minor in sculpture. He also is a graduate level instructor at University of Iowa, where he teaches elements of jewelry and metal art for non-art majors, a teaching assistant in casting and hot metals and teaches an educational psy-

chology, testing and measurements course. “I love teaching because my students are my greatest teachers,” said Aleto. “They are always challenging me with questions and to think of things I wouldn’t think of on my own.” Impact Aleto’s exhibit is titled “Impact” — a reflection on the people who have influenced his work. In an artist statement, Aleto said the most “beautiful” thing he can imagine is “you, the audience.” “Without your participation in my life, whether friend or family ... peer or passerby, you have influenced my experience of this world, of this life, far more than any words could ever express. This is your impact.” From the railroad nails he displays his jewelry on to the career path he has chosen to follow — a hint of inspiration of his years in Creston can be found. Creston:Arts Council invites the public to attend Aleto’s opening night at an artist’s reception at Creston:Arts Gallery from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight at Creston:Arts Gallery, 116 W. Adams. St. For more information about Aleto and his work, visit www.metaleto.com.

DES MOINES (MCT) – Director Mike Carroll denied the Iowa Department of Administrative Services paid laid-off employees “hush money” to keep secret their settlements or broke any laws in executing confidentiality agreements that ran afoul of Gov. Terry Branstad’s goals of open and transparent government. Carroll told members of the Legislature’s Government Oversight Committee on Thursday that he “made a mistake” by allowing confidentiality clauses to be included in employment settlement agreements. He apologized that the provisions – although legal – did not comply with the governor’s transparent government initiatives and pledged “it will not happen again.” Carroll’s insistence that money was not included in settlement negotiations in exchange for Branstad employees’ silence directly contracted testimony offered one day before by ex-DAS workers who insisted they were offered extra payment if they agreed to include a confidentiality clause in the agreement. After Thursday’s committee hearing, Carol Frank, a laid-off DAS engineer who received a $77,326 settlement that included a confidentiality clause, reiterated her contention that DAS boosted her settlement by $5,000 for her promise to keep the agreement secret. “It did happen. I remember I was with my husband in Hy-Vee in the checkout line and I get this call,” Frank told reporters. She said the offer was made by a former DAS legal counsel and her agreement and settlement checks were signed by Carroll. Frank, who listened to the two hours of testimony provided Thursday by Carroll and two other DAS officials, told reporters “I think he’s not being entirely truthful, which is a pattern at DAS.” However, Carroll was adamant that in the four Please see HUSH MONEY, Page 2

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Deaths Richard Gensler Creston

Richard Lynn Boham was born 10-021953 in Rapid C i t y , S o u t h Dakota to Lois M a r i e Gensler Boham. It was at that time that he assumed his adopted name of Gensler, becoming the only child of the Earl Gensler Family. Richard lived in Rapid City and attended school there, and later the College of Mines. He left Rapid City in his twenties and traveled with Road Construction, last settling in Lorenz, IA. Physique explained his nickname of “Bear.” Though never married nor having children, he focused on his love and ambition of nature, including fly fishing and hunting. With our acquaintance in 2000, we met a man of strong intellect, with a vocabulary hard to follow yet conversation to keep interest as we learned his interpretation of the life he had left behind in South Dakota and why. The circumstances once separating him were no match for the love which found him and ultimately united us.

His health spiraled downward a year later and although his fight was personal, he fought with grace and dignity until his demise. He resided In Leon, Afton & Regency Apartments in Creston, IA, before spending his last three years as part of the family of West Bridge Rehab & Care in Winterset, IA. Richard earned his wings on March 23, 2014 at the Madison County Hospital and he was welcomed to Heaven by his birth mother, Lois Marie Boham Kibbe, Aunts Joyce O’Neall and Dena Lamb, niece Jennifer Groves and various birth relatives. His memory will long be cherished by surviving siblings Robert Kibbe Jr. & Sherry of Tingley, IA, Debbie Shields & Billy of Diagonal, IA, Dianna Baldwin of Creston, IA, Deanna Groves & John of Thayer, IA, & Dena Campbell & Dan of Grant City, MO, Aunt Darlene Cottrell of Creston, IA, nieces, nephews, cousins and all those who knew and shared his life before and after 2000. Also preceding him in death was his adoptive family of Rapid City, South Dakota. Graveside services by immediate family were held at Graceland Cemetery in Creston, IA with Powers Funeral Home officiating.

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settlement agreements with confidentiality clauses that he signed, it “never happened” that so-called hush money was part of the deal. “She was not offered money for a confidentiality clause,” Carroll said of Frank’s settlement. “She was offered money to settlement her grievance that was stated on the face of the agreement itself.” When asked if a DAS official may have added money for a confidentiality clause, he replied “No, sir, that just didn’t happen.” During his committee testimony, Carroll told lawmakers that employee settlements that arose out of a 2011 department reorganization were not “secret” but were a matter of public record that could be assessed via a Freedom of Information request. He said the confidentiality agreements were lawful, “The payments made were made out of operating budgets because they did not qualify for payment out of the general fund through the Appeals Board,” he said. “The payments made were not ‘hush’ money, but settlement of specific grievances as evidenced on their face.” DAS officials had con-

ducted a risk analysis that identified a “walk-away number” for each layoff mediation case with a potential cost of up to $4.3 million, Carroll said, but they never reached that amount. Under questioning, Carroll said during and after the reorganization up to a dozen DAS hires were made without advertising the positions because state human resources and Department of Management officials classified them as merit exempt or at will jobs that did not have to be posted. The wide-ranging hearing also dealt with state policies and coding systems regarded state workers who are disqualified for future state employment due to past issues arising from their work performance and private contract agreements that Carroll said could net up to $12 million in savings via streamlined procedures for state construction projects. “We’re very skeptical as to whether this is actually saving real money,” said Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal, D-Council Bluffs. ——— ©2014 The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) Distributed by MCT Information Services

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get people started on it.” Despite not having a space currently, schedules and prices are already set. Prices for CrossFit sessions start at $45 a month for two sessions a week with a six-month membership. Cost is $50 a month for two sessions a week for a month-to-month membership. Education and student discounts start at $55 a month for three sessions. All prices increase for more sessions throughout the week. “A lot of times, people are, like, ‘Oh, that’s way more expensive than going to a gym.’ But, you get way more than when you go to a gym,” Doster said. “And, the main thing is, CrossFit gives you results. Not that working out on your own can’t. This just gives you accountability, and you get your own, basically, personal trainer.” CrossFit Doster, a 2006 graduate of Iowa State University in Ames with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology (study of human movement and exercise), is certified in CrossFit level 1. As a trainer, Doster serves as a sort of personal trainer to help with workouts, nutrition, create accountability and set up a group environment. CrossFit TYL equipment will consist of kettle bells, full pull up rack, dumbbell and barbell weights, jump ropes and medicine balls, but also use the body. “A lot of the time I use the motto, ‘Our body is the only gym we need.’ There’s so many things we can do with body weight movements: pushups, situps, burpees, squats,” Doster said. As well as classes, open gym time will be available. Classes consist of a group warm up, mobility and stretching exercises, strength and technique training and the workout of the day (WOD). After the main timed workout, there will be a finishing core workout and stretching and mobility exercises. “Safety is my number one priority,” Doster said. “Beginners have to prove

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From left, front, Marcy Gregg, Chris Doster and Jeremy Pruitt, and back, Bailey Myer, Laural Peterson and Jessi Grose do burpees during Ayr Days in Mount Ayr in 2013.

to me that they can do the movements with no weight. ... If a person can’t demonstrate the right form — safe, effective form — then that’s a sign that I need to scale the weight down.” Doster also has workshops available for beginners to practice proper form. “Using too much weight in the beginning, your form gets bad,” Doster said. “And then, it’s very hard to go back and correct form, and the form is very important for everything.” Background While earning his bachelor’s degree, Doster worked at the exercise health and human performance lab in Ames. “I’ve just always been fascinated with the human body, and what it’s capable of and pushing it to its limits,” Doster said. Currently, he lives in Mount Ayr and works at Ringgold County Public Health Office, where he works on the community transformation grant, which focuses on promoting policy and environmental changes in the area of physical health and nutrition. “Then, I take off my office clothes and put my crossfit cape on,” Doster said. Doster participates in marathons and triathlons, as well as training with CrossFit.

On April 1 a new five bed facility for mentally ill people in crisis opened in Centerville. Known as Oak Place, the facility hopes to serve a critical need in the community by providing an option besides hospitalization or jail for those suffering from mental illness in the community. Appanoose County is part of the South Central Behavioral Health Region, along with Davis and Wapello counties. In October of 2013 the region began looking at ways to provide more treat-

ment and care options for citizens with mental health issues and those in crisis. “For those individuals that are in mental health crisis but not needing hospitalization…it helps keep patients home in their own community,” said Jackie Sharp, executive director of Centerville Community Betterment. The facility is open to anyone over the age of 18 with a mental health or dual diagnosis. Someone with a dual diagnosis may

CrossFit pricing Prices for CrossFit TYL memberships are: Six month membership $45 a month for two sessions a week $65 a month for three sessions a week $79 a month for four sessions a week $89 a month for unlimited sessions Month to month membership $50 a month for two sessions a week $70 a month for three sessions a week

$84 a month for four sessions a week Education and student discounts $55 a month for three sessions a week $80 a month for unlimited sessions $45 a month for students 13-17 years old for three sessions a week Drop-in rates $8 a workout for adults $5 a workout for students $3 a workout for children 12 years old or younger

have both a mental illness diagnosis and an addiction, but the primary diagnosis is mental. The facility will be managed by Regina Lassabe with Centerville Community

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Several people who attended Doster’s classes gave their opinion of CrossFit. 1. “I’ve never been athletic and never played a sport in my life, so for the first time I feel like I’m part of a team. I don’t fee like I’m competing with anyone but myself. Everyone encourages and motivates each other to do their best. I became addicted after my first WOD (workout of the day), and I’m always excited to see what’s waiting on the white board for us each day.” — Renda Smith Hartman, Mount Ayr 2. “You don’t realize how strong you are mentally and physically, but you buckle down, do it and you survive it! At the end of the workout, I just think, ‘I can’t believe my body went through that and did it!’” — Kisha Martin, Mount Ayr 3. “It’s hard to narrow down what I like most about CrossFit because there are so many positives! I guess what keeps me coming back is that CrossFit makes me feel strong, and keeps me coming back for new ways to improve! That, and I love the people!” — Kelli Goodale, Creston

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Holy Spirit Rectory ReRun Shop, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 107 W. Howard St. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 12 by 12 study, 7 to 8 p.m., United Church of Christ, 501 W. Montgomery St. Use east door. Narcotics Anonymous (NA), 8 p.m. open meeting, St. Malachy Rectory, 407 W. Clark St.

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Creston Men’s Fellowship non-denominational Bible study, 7 a.m., The Windrow. Holy Spirit Rectory ReRun Shop, 9 a.m. to noon, 107 W. Howard St. Family Caregiver Support Group, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Boz’s

Kitchen in Corning. For more information, contact Jaleyn at 641-782-4040. Caregiver Support Group, 1 p.m., Crest Haven Care Centre. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), 7:30 p.m. open meeting, St. Malachy Rectory, 407 W. Clark St.

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Union County Board of Supervisors, 9 a.m., Union County Courthouse boardroom. Woolworth Coffee Club, 9 a.m., Hy-Vee deli. Creston Rotary Club, noon, Greater Regional Medical Center cafeteria conference room. Narcotics Anonymous (NA), noon open meeting, St. Malachy Rectory, 407 W. Clark St. No smoking. TOPS No. 1338, 5 p.m., First United Methodist Church. Creston VFW Post 1797, 6 p.m. supper, 7 p.m. meeting, The Pizza Ranch. Election of Post officers. Crest Area Theatre, 7 p.m. general membership meeting, Southwestern Community College Performing Arts Center Green Room. AA, 5:30 p.m., Crossroads Mental Health Center, 1003 Cottonwood Rd. Open meeting. AA, 7:30 p.m., United Church of Christ, 501 W. Montgomery St. Use east door.

CHS calendar April 7-11 Monday 5 p.m. varsity girls soccer against St. Albert Catholic, here. 6:30 p.m. varsity boys soccer against St. Albert Catholic, here. Tuesday 4:30 p.m. JV girls soccer at Harlan; varsity girls track and field at Clarinda. 5 p.m. JV boys soccer against Chariton, here; varsity boys track and field at Glenwood. 6 p.m. varsity girls soccer at Harlan. 6:30 p.m. varsity boys soccer against Chariton, here. Wednesday Two-hour early dismissal for professional development. Thursday 4:30 p.m. JV/varsity girls

golf at Atlantic Nishna Hills Golf Course; boys JV/varsity tennis against Atlantic, at SWCC; JV/varsity boys golf against Atlantic at Creston Pine Valley; JV/varsity girls tennis at Atlantic Washington Elementary School. 5 p.m. JV girls soccer against Nodaway Valley, here; varsity girls track and field at Red Oak. 5:30 p.m. JV boys soccer at West Central-StuartMenlo (Stuart). 6:30 p.m. varsity girls soccer against Nodaway Valley, here. 7 p.m. varsity boys soccer at West Central-StuartMenlo (Stuart). Friday 4 p.m. JV/varsity girls golf at Adel-DeSoto-Minburn (Adel). 4:30 p.m. varsity boys track and field at Clarinda.

College news University of Northern Iowa CEDAR FALLS — Students from the University of Northern Iowa presented their research in poster format at “Research in the Capitol,” a collaborative effort of the honors programs of Iowa’s Regents universities Tuesday in the first floor rotunda at the Iowa Statehouse. Among those students was Naomi Skarsgard of Creston. Skarsgard, senior psychology major presented “Implicit and explicit prejudice

toward transsexual women.” Her mentor for the project was Helen Harton, professor of psychology. State senators, representatives and other key officials were invited to view the posters and talk with students about their research and education. “Research in the Capitol” was developed to celebrate how undergraduates learn by doing research in a variety of fields, according to Jessica Moon, director, UNI University Honors Program.

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The work of Southwestern Community College (SWCC) art and design students will be on display from April 19 to May 8 during the SWCC Student Art Exhibition at the Warren Cultural Center, 154 Public Square, Greenfield. An opening reception will be held noon to 2 p.m. April 19. Light refreshments will be served. As part of the exhibition, SWCC’s art and design department will be selling 8-inch by 8-inch original student artwork for $50 each as a fundraiser for the SWCC Art Club and the art and design department. Purchased artwork may be picked up after the closing of the show (May 9 or after).

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Club news VFW Post 1797

VFW Post 1797 met March 11 at the Elks Lodge in Creston. Seventeen members and guests were present for dinner. Commander O’Daniels called the meeting to order at 7 p.m. with 13 members present. The post draped the charter for veterans Leonard Feld, Wilbur Chubick and Larry Ripperger. Minutes and QM reports were read and approved. Service officers report includes honor guard 41 hours, bloodmobile 15 hours, community service 53 hours and hospital 49 hours for a total of 158 hours. The post surgeon has visited veterans at nursing homes. In old business, a veterans supermarket will be held May 17 at the Supertel in Creston. In new business, first call for new officers for 201415. Post officers are Gary O’Daniels, Frank Riley, David Tripp, Dennis Abel, Ricky Leonard, Robert Jungst, Robert Clark, Asa Denton, John Parkins and Terry Loomis. There was an update on Korean veterans flight and monument at park. A veterans get together was held March 19 at the Elks. O’Daniels gave a report on state and district VFW. The next district meeting will be May 17 in Ottumwa. At the state mid-winter meeting, it was decided to discontinue selling calenders for next year. The state VFW meeting will held June 6 to 8 in Burlinglon. The meeting adjourned at 8 p.m. The next meeting will be Monday at the The Pizza Ranch with dinner at 6 p.m. and meeting at 7 p.m. All veterans are encouraged to attend.

Creston UMW

The Executive Committee of Creston United Methodist Women met 1 p.m. March 6 at the church. Jerrie Henderson, president, called the meeting to order. Devotions were from Psalms 117. There were some items of correspondence. Henderson reported on some Iowa

House legislation pertaining to people harming children under 15. Discussion was held on the invitational supper April 3. After executive, the March 2014 unit meeting was held. Henderson presided. Roll call was answered by six from Morning Circle and five from Evening Circle. From the nominating committee, Susan Weight and Sandy McNichols were chosen to co-chair UMW beginning April 1. There were no other nominations from the floor. Nominations were closed and the motion carried. There was a kitchen cleaning day on March 13. Members will travel to Bidwell Riverside April 25. Mary Morris presented the program for the unit titled “The Call.” The hymn “I Was There to Hear Your Borning Cry” was read followed by a prayer. This short mission study was on discernment, baptism, communion and works of piety. The study was closed by singing “Here I Am Lord.” Morning Circle met at the church March 20 with 13 members and one guest. Carol Harrison was hostess with Arleen McKee as co-hostess. Beth Perry had devotions with a tribute to Garland Townsend. Susan Weight continued on from February with a program on human trafficking. Evening Circle met March 20 at the church with 11 members answering roll call. The upcoming invitational supper was discussed. Evening is hostess for this event. Bobi Wooden presented thoughts from the Reponse magazine. Kay Ritter presented the program on Assembly 2014: Make it Happen! Assembly will be in Louisville, Ky.

Afton Federated Garden Club

Afton Federated Garden Club met March 14 at Afton Community Center with Shirley Wallace and Bev Rowe as hostesses. President Vicki Johnson called the meeting to order with members repeating the Pledge of Allegiance and the club collect. Roll call was answered

by 12 members. Minutes for the February meeting were read, corrected and approved. Monica also read the minutes for delivery of the daffodils to the Creston and Afton care centers. Bev Rowe gave the treasurer’s report, and it was approved and will be filed. Johnson presented a bill for the daffodils delivered to the care centers. Shirley Wallace moved and Bev Rowe seconded a motion to pay Vicki for the tulips. Motion carried. Donna Thomas reported on cards she had sent. Everyone is to bring at least three and up to five recipes for the cookbook AFGC will be putting together for fall luncheon. It was decided to do a “blitz” in Creston and Afton to let people know about the Union County Fair flower show. It was decided to put posters in shop windows and at the library with a number to call to learn more about showing at the fair. Kathy Tapken moved and Judy Harman seconded a motion to keep the half page ad in the Union County Fair book. Motion carried. Thomas moved and Pauline McCoy seconded a motion to check and see if any changes should be made to the ad from last year. Motion carried. Johnson has secured judge Sandy Gossman for the Union County Fair flower show. Johnson reminded members about the Osprey web cam at website dickinsoncountynaturecenter.com, then go to Osprey center and click on live web Cam. The Osprey aren’t expected until mid-April. The district meeting will be June 2. AFGC and Winterset Sunshine Garden Club will be responsible for the morning refreshments. Several members attended the spring garden workshop meeting March 22 at the Henry A. Wallace Center. Sunshine Garden Club presented a fairy garden workshop 1:30 p.m. April 2. Several members signed up to go to Bevington Garden Club’s annual spring luncheon April 22. AFGC discussed several ideas for a club library and hope to decide for sure next

Congregate meals Creston meals April 7-11 Menu subject to change. Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2447. Monday: Italian goulash, Italian vegetable blend, whole grain bread stick/margarine, fresh orange. Tuesday: diced chicken with California blend vegetables in cheese sauce, baked potato, wheat bread/margarine, applesauce.

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Ladies Literary Circle

Creston Ladies Literary Circle met March 21 at the home of Judith Wachter. Seventeen members answered roll call with a favorite quote. Marcia Fulton introduced her guest Stephani Finley. Fulton called the meeting to order. Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. Vera Fengler gave the treasurer’s report, which was also approved as read. Connie Rhine gave a report from the program committee. Crestmoor Golf Club has been reserved as the ven-

Catholic Daughters

Catholic Daughters of the Americas Joan of Arc Court No. 428 met in the parish hall after Mass celebrated by Rev. Ken Halbur. A dinner was then served by committee members consisting of Lois Nelson, Artie Mullin, Mary McElroy, Anita Studer and Ann Moore. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited followed by the singing of the Opening Ode of CD of A. Minutes were read. Pat Pokorny made a motion to approve the minutes, and

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Ladies Lakeshore Auxiliary met March 26. Canasta winners were Mary Kline, first; Rose Blakesley, second; and Maxine May, third. Maxine May was hostess for cards and chatter Wednesday.

Barb Thompson seconded it. The treasurer’s report was then read and approved. A bill was presented from Betty Baker for the containers used for the bake sale at BUNN. There were no other new bills. Motion was made to approve this bill and motion carried. Three volunteers are needed to sign the audit. Jane Collins, Sharon Skarda and Kathy Tapken volunteered to do this. A motion was made to send $50 to the state office for the food event. Motion was approved. Jane Collins volunteered for Life Saver Campaign that will be held the weekend of April 26 and 27. This is to go to the crisis center. Regent Betty will send around a sign-up sheet for the soup suppers to be held on Monday evenings for the Lenten Service. New business: A nominating committee is needed for the election of new officers. Volunteers for this are Jane Collins and Sharon Skarda. Irene Ripperger needs help for Rev. Halbur’s informational supper April 5. Volunteers have signed up for this. Crest Area for Life had a booth at the Home and Garden Show at Southern Prairie YMCA. Anniversary cards will be sent to other courts of CD of A who are celebrating anniversaries this year. The next meeting will be April 8. This night will be a guest night and white elephant auction. Meeting adjourned. Carolyn Downing gave a program on her trip to Italy.

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Exercise those ears: Simple ways to keep your hearing in shape (BPT) — There are hundreds of benefits from daily exercise. Science has shown that daily aerobic exercise improves brain function, helps maintain a healthy cardiovascular system, helps regulate insulin levels and slows aging. Good health enables a person to experience and enjoy life to its fullest, and a critical aspect of wellness is hearing. “Good hearing enables us to effortlessly communicate with others throughout our lives,” says Dr. Kathy Landau Goodman, audiologist and chairperson of the Audiology Awareness Campaign, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to raise public awareness of hearing care. “Just as a healthy body is fostered through proper nutrition, regular exercise, adequate rest and good hygienic practices, so is the ability to hear well.” What can affect hearing health? Dr. Landau Goodman says lack of adequate aerobic exercise, obesity, poor nutrition, cardiovas-

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5. Reduce frequent use of over-the-counter pain relievers, including ibuprofen and acetaminophen 7. Reduce intensity and length of exposure to loud music from mp3 players or smartphones and replace stock earbuds with noise cancelling or noise reduction earphones or earbuds 8. Wear hearing protec-

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Smoking out new dangers from second- and thirdhand smoke Smokey Bear, Smokey Robinson, Smokey and the Bandit — these smoky icons may be a few generations past their prime, but their impact on pop culture still survives. Unfortunately, so does second and thirdhand smoke. New research shows that even if a woman never smoked, lifetime exposure to secondhand smoke (childhood exposure for 10 or more years, adult home exposure for 20 or more years, adult work exposure 10 or more years) increases her risk of miscarriage, stillbirth or a tubal ectopic pregnancy. This just adds to the long list of secondhand smoke’s repercussions: heart disease, stroke and lung cancer in adults, and asthma, respiratory and ear infections, and even SIDS in children. Secondhand smoke becomes thirdhand when it permeates fabric, carpets, even wallboard and paint. Kids ingest it from putting contaminated objects or their hands into their mouth. This “smoke” damages their DNA and increases cancer risk. How can you protect yourself and your children? Insist on a smoke-free environment at home (if you use marijuana, try edible forms). Have to convince your partner? Fight this battle with love, but fight it and win. If you live in one of the 12 states without smoke-free workplaces and/or restaurants email your state representatives and complain about this serious public health issue! If your home is polluted with second- or thirdhand smoke, wash all fabric, carpets and upholstery, your child’s furniture, stuffed animals and toys, and repaint.

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If neighbors’ smoke drifts into your residence (adjacent apartments often are sources), talk with them about finding a solution. Everyone deserves a smokefree environment! GOOD NUTRITION AFTER WEIGHT-LOSS SURGERY If you’re one of the 250,000 people in North America who had weightloss surgery last year, it’s important to avoid nutritional deficiencies that can take a big toll on your health. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who had gastric lap-band surgery (his stomach was constricted, so less would pass through) in 2013, may not have gotten the message. News reports indicate the Guv — who doesn’t like veggies and only eats green beans, lettuce and cucumbers — may not be monitoring his intake of nutrients. Such a nutritional lane closure can damage the digestive thruway. (Sorry, Guv, even if we love you, we couldn’t resist.) Such problems are pretty common. In one recent survey, 50 percent of gastric surgery patients were deficient in 13 essential nutrients, such as protein, vitamin D-3 and calcium, but consumed too much sodium and fat. These imbalances increase an individual’s risk for cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure and weak bones, and may contribute to the development of everything from cancer to kidney stones and, yes, cognitive impairment. Some post-gastric-surgery

tips to make sure you get the nutrition you need: —Don’t drink liquid while eating; you may not have room for important foods. —Eat plenty of low-fat proteins, like fish and skinless chicken, whole grains, nonfat dairy, and beans. —Take a multivitamin with iron (half in the morning, half at night) plus supplements of calcium (three doses of 400 mg daily), vitamin B-12 and 900 mg DHA omega-3. Then you (and Gov. Christie) will be able to keep the bridge between weightloss surgery and good health open. SURPRISING BODY CHECKS CAN PROTECT YOUR HEALTH In hockey, a body check happens when one player attempts to separate another player from the hockey puck. This usually involves high-speed shoulder-tochest contact. But off the ice, a body check can help you skate through life with a lot less bruising. Here are three that can deliver big news about your health. Check your tongue. A bright-red, inflamed tongue could indicate a vitamin B-12 deficiency. Lesions (white, blue and smooth) can signal oral cancer. A white coating could mean you’re breeding nasty bacteria. Ulcers (viral or bacterial) may pop up from chronic stress. Smart moves: Get a blood test to check your vitamin B-12 level. Have your dentist check for signs of oral

cancer at your twice a year (or more) cleaning. Brush your tongue whenever you brush your teeth, and say “Om”! Check your nails. Split nails could mean deficiencies in biotin, B-12 and vitamin C. Yellowing can indicate fungal infection. Rippled nails may signal inflammatory arthritis or psoriasis. Brittle nails can signal hypo- or hyperthyroid conditions. Changes in nail shape can be triggered by fungus or may indicate heart problems. Smart moves: Don’t ignore nail changes; go to your doc for a checkup. Check your ears. Do you hear ringing? You may have a neurological condition called tinnitus or simply need your ear wax cleaned out. Ringing ears with dizziness? That could signal Meniere’s disease, associated with fluid retention in the inner ear. Smart moves: Don’t postpone diagnosis; there are treatments that can ease and even eradicate symptoms. OUTSMARTING OVARIAN CANCER When Angelina Jolie discovered that she had the genetic mutation BRCA-1, she was told she had an 87 percent chance of developing breast cancer. She then decided to have a double mastectomy. But her genetic red flag — along with BRCA2 — isn’t just a marker for increased breast cancer risk; it’s also a risk factor for hard-to-spot ovarian cancer. Around 39 percent of women with BRCA-1 and 11 percent to 17 percent of those with BRCA-2 will develop ovarian cancer by age 70. Now, a new study reveals that if you’re BRCA-posi-

tive and have your ovaries removed before age 35, you slash your risk of ovarian cancer by 80 percent. So, if you’re a young woman planning on having children and have a family history of breast or ovarian cancer, discuss genetic testing with your doc. And if you’re BRCA positive, you may want to step up your childbearing timetable. If you have your ovaries removed before age 35, you’ll experience premature menopause. But you can control or avoid menopause symptoms. —Cool hot flashes and sweats with physical activity. We love walking (aim for 10,000 steps daily) or enjoy cycling, swimming and jogging (one minute of these activities equals 100 steps). —If you’re overweight, to ease hot flashes and sleep disruption, lose 10 percent of your weight. How? Eat nine servings of fruits and veggies daily; avoid red meat; and eat skinless poultry and omega-3-rich fish, such as salmon and sea trout. —Ask your doc about taking two low-dose aspirins a day and, if symptoms become unbearable, about hormone therapy. CHOCK FULL O’ CHOCOLATE Mayans concocted a bitter, frothy, hot brew from roasted cocoa bean paste, chili peppers and cornmeal. Later the Aztecs adopted the custom, but sipped what they called Chocolatl at room temperature; Montezuma is said to have downed 50 cups a day. Mayans and Aztecs revered the cocoa bean’s flavor and even used it as currency. They didn’t suspect that its true pow-

ers were displayed in their guts. A new study reveals that the magic bean acts as a PRE-biotic; its nondigestible components, including fiber, encourage growth of beneficial PRO-biotics, such as bifidobacterium and lactobacillus. As these good gut bacteria feast on the chocolate, they ferment it, producing compounds that help tamp down potentially harmful bacteria like E. coli, ease inflammation, promote heart health and aid digestion (preventing Montezuma’s revenge, perhaps!). That happy tango helps keep your immune system balanced. But hold off on chocolate syrups and candy bars! They’re loaded with added sugar and not much chocolate goodness. We recommend you enjoy 1/2 ounce of 70 percent dark chocolate, no less than a couple times a week and no more than once a day. One-half ounce delivers 85 calories and 6 grams of fat — 3.5 of them a saturated fat that your liver wonderfully converts to a healthy fat on its first pass through. Our favorite ways to use that half-ounce: added to a spicy tomato sauce over grilled chicken; grated into black beans with a dash of cinnamon; or melted into a cup of coffee for an afterdinner treat. *** 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 www.sharecare.com. (c) 2014 Michael Roizen, M.D. and Mehmet Oz, M.D. Distributed by King Features Syndicate, Inc.

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NIT titles for Minnesota, making the Gophers the fifth team to win at least 3 NIT titles.

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Player of year DALLAS — Creighton senior Doug McDermott was named National Player of the Year by the Associated Press on Thursday afternoon. The announcement came at a news conference at AT&T Stadium, site of the NCAA Final Four, which begins on Saturday. McDermott leads the nation in scoring and points. He ended his career with 3,150 points, fifth most in NCAA history. The AP began handing out a National Player of the Year Award in 196061. They are the ninth different organziation to honor McDermott as National Player of the Year. McDermott received 64 of 65 1st-place votes. McDermott led the Jays to a 27-8 record and one win in the NCAA Tournament.

Coach of year Gregg Marshall, whose Wichita State team was the first to reach the NCAA tournament undefeated in 33 years, has been selected The Associated Press’ coach of the year. The Shockers entered the tournament at 34-0 and as a No. 1 seed. They became the first team in NCAA men’s history to win its first 35 games. They lost to Kentucky in the third round and fell short of matching Indiana in 1976 as the last unbeaten national champion. Marshall led the Shockers to a No. 2 ranking in the final poll and to the Missouri Valley Conference regular-season and tournament titles. For the fifth straight season, the Shockers won at least 25 games. Marshall received 44 votes Thursday from the same 65-member national media panel that selects the weekly Top 25. Tony Bennett of Virginia had 13 votes, Billy Donovan of Florida drew six and John Beilein of Michigan and Larry Brown of SMU one each. Voting ended on Selection Sunday.

NIT champs NEW YORK — Austin Hollins scored 19 points with four steals to lead the Minnesota Golden Gophers to a 65-63 win over the SMU Mustangs and secure the program’s second NIT title. Andre Hollins and Deandre Mathieu netted 14 and 13, respectively, for Minnesota (25-13), which capped Richard Pitino’s inaugural season at the school with a championship victory at Madison Square Garden. The Golden Gophers last won the invitational crown back in 1993, defeating Georgetown by a 62-61 margin, and appeared in the tournament’s championship game in 2012 before losing, 75-51, to Stanford. Nic Moore paced the Mustangs (27-10) with 17 points. while Nick Russell tallied 15 and Shawn Williams added 11 before fouling out late.

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Panther girls seek improvement in 2014 Second-year coach returns veteran defenders By LARRY PETERSON CNA sports writer • lpeterson@crestonnews.com

A returning player with Hawkeye 10 Conference recognition and several others showing improvement from off-season work has Kim Lauffer encouraged as she enters her second year as Creston girls soccer coach. All but four players return from last year’s inexperienced team that completed an 0-13 season, including 0-5 against conference opponents. However, many of those matches were competitive, such as a 1-0 regional loss to Atlantic, and Lauffer hopes the improvement she’s seeing will turn the corner in some of those close contests. “Last year, we just couldn’t seem to finish,” Lauffer said. “This year, I told the girls we have to be in shape to finish the end of games. It’s going well. I feel so much more organized. It is easier this year, having gone through it once.” Lauffer is again assisted by Jerry Hartman, whose daughter Savannah returns as the key offensive threat in the lineup. She returns to the forward position along with sophomore Abbie Cook. Others who could play up front include

Jenna Hayes, Toni VanScoy and Selena Sampson. “Savannah has made significant improvement,” Lauffer said. “She can think tactically and make g o o d Hartman runs. Savannah went with Michelle Powers, Sadie Jones and Corissa Kinkade on a U16 or U18 team with the boys that Bob Irr had last fall. It was a good experience for them.” Jones returns for her senior campaign as the goalkeeper after earning team M V P honors a year ago. Jones Her efforts kept many matches close last year, Lauffer said. “Sadie had some wonderful saves last year,” Lauffer said. “It’s key for her to be a leader and stay positive, so the rest of the defense can follow her lead. Becca Ross is also working at keeper, and both of them can play on the field if needed. Becca

Outdoor news Trout stocking MANCHESTER – More than 350,000 rainbow and brook trout will be heading to streams in 12 northeast Iowa counties over the next six months. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources began its weekly stocking runs on Tuesday. The three trout hatcheries – Decorah, Big Spring and Manchester – spend one and a half years to grow the fish to stocking size of one-half pound. “Our stocking trucks will be going to different streams each day until the end of September when the announced stocking period ends,” said Mike Steuck, supervisor for fisheries in northeast Iowa. “We will hit as many locations as possible but not likely all because some of the stocking trails are too soft for our trucks.” Trout will be stocked through October, but when and where is not announced. Many anglers have already been out pursuing trout that spent all winter in the streams eating bugs and sharpening their survival skills making them more difficult to catch. For the angler who is more novice than expert, Steuck said the key is to use light line and small tackle and to try to blend in to the background. “These fish come off the stocking truck hungry and ready to bite, but trout have really good eyesight so you don’t want to announce your presence by wearing bright clothes or by using large tackle,” he said. “Toss your lure upstream and allow the current to bring it to the hole. Try a #4 spinner in gold, silver or black. For live bait, I would use a red wiggler or wax worm on an ice fly.” There are other commonly used baits, like corn, marshmallows or scented baits. Anglers age 16 and older will need to have a valid fishing license and pay the trout fee to fish for or possess trout. Children under

16 years of age may fish for and possess trout if they fish with a licensed adult who has paid the current trout fee and they limit their combined catch to the daily limit of five trout. If the child wants to fish for and keep their own limit, they only need to purchase the trout fee. Funding to support the stocking program comes from the sale of fishing licenses and trout fees.

Turkey preview The electrifying gobble of wild turkeys will grip hunters, beginning with youth season hunters, who head to the woods as early as Saturday in pursuit of Iowa’s big game bird. “It should be a great year. We had an excellent turkey reproduction during the 2012 drought year. There should be quite a few two year old gobblers out there, this spring,” forecasts Todd Gosselink, wild turkey research biologist with the Iowa DNR. Iowa’s youth season runs April 5-13; allowing an under 16 hunter and a licensed, adult mentor, first crack at a spring tom. The first of four regular seasons dawns April 14-17 across the state. Ensuing seasons are April 18-22, April 23-29, and April 30May 18. Paid combination gun/bow tags are valid statewide in the season selected. Archery-only tags are valid statewide, throughout the four regular seasons. A late bonus for youth hunters was approved by the Iowa Legislature several weeks ago, allowing that hunter to hold on to an unfilled youth season tag, to utilize it in one of the later seasons. The hunt on that youth tag is still to be treated as a mentored hunt; just as through the earlier youth season. “Last year we went with the longer ‘two weekend’ youth hunt and set a record for the number of hunters,” Please see OUTDOORS, page 9A

can help us on defense when Sadie is in goal.” This year’s defense is missing one-half of the duo that gained Hawkeye 10 honorable mention a year ago. Junior Brenna Baker underwent knee surgery during the basketball season and will miss the entire season. However, junior Hanna Luther is back and will anchor the middle of the defense. “I see H a n n a Luther in a primary defensive position,” Lauffer said. “We might try a flat four instead of a diamond formation this year, but she will be in the center. We’re not sure who the other center back will be yet.” Sophomore Maddie Travis gained defensive experience last year. Itzayanna Rubio and Ryan Vasquez saw time at midfield, but could help on defense as well. The Panthers lost three seniors from last year’s team — Emily Lange, Mackenzie Andreasen and McKenna Thatcher — but three new players could figure into key varsity roles right away.

Junior Carolina Ibarra recently moved to the district from Chicago, where she had experience playing soccer. Sophomores Shelby Palser and Alyssa Higgins also show promise in their first season of soccer. “Carolina will definitely help us somewhere, because she has some good technique,” Lauffer said. “I just don’t know where yet. Shelby Palser and Alyssa Higgins also show potential. We’re just working on them catching up on some of the techniques. They are definitely athletic enough to help.” Senior Michelle Powers — one of three co-captains along with Luther and Jones — leads the corps of midfielders. Kinkade, Vasquez, Hayes, Sampson and Ashley Knipfer are also solid candidates. “I really feel like this is a good group in terms of their mentality and approach,” Lauffer said. The Panthers open their season in a girl-boy home doubleheader against Council Bluffs St. Albert Monday, starting at 5 p.m. The team travels to Harlan Tuesday before returning home Thursday against Valley (Nodaway Valley/West Central Valley/ Adair-Casey). Based on last year, Lauffer expects Lewis

Central, Glenwood and Denison-Schleswig to be top Hawkeye 10 contenders this season. The Panther Tournament will be held May 10, also involving Centerville and Underwood.

Roster (* — Returning letterwinner) Seniors — Ryan Vasquez*, Michelle Powers*, Sadie Jones*, Itzayanna Rubio*. Juniors — Savannah Hartman*, Carolina Ibarra, Jenna Hayes, Ashley Knipfer, Toni VanScoy, Megan Wilker, Hanna Luther*, Angelica Clayton. Sophomores — Abbie Cook*, Micah McCutchan, Maddie Travis*, Corissa Kinkade*, Shelby Palser, Selena Sampson*, Alyssa Higgins, Crystal Zamora, Becca Ross. Freshmen — Sabrina Lapcheske, Katie Powers, Mackenzie Norton, Logan Pettit, Livi Hartman, Bretta Shawler. Managers — Parker VanPelt and Ashley Eblen. Schedule (Varsity time) April 7 — vs. C.B. St. Albert, 5 p.m. April 8 — at Harlan, 6 p.m. April 10 — vs. Valley (NV-A-C/WCV), 6:30 p.m. April 15 — at Carroll Kuemper Catholic, 5 p.m. April 17 — vs. DenisonSchleswig, 4:30 p.m. April 22 — at Chariton, 6:30 p.m. April 29 — at Lewis Central, 4:30 p.m. May 5 — vs. Chariton, 6:30 p.m. May 10 — Creston tournament (Centerville, Underwood), 9 a.m. May 13 — at Atlantic, 6:30 p.m. May 15 — vs. Glenwood, 6:30 p.m. May 20 — vs. Winterset, 6:30 p.m. May 27 — at Carlisle, 7 p.m. June 3 — Regional match

If Kentucky wins its ninth title, Wildcats will have taken toughest road ever By JERRY TIPTON

Lexington Herald-Leader

ARLINGTON, Texas — Victories over Wisconsin on Saturday and Florida on Monday would do more than make Kentucky national champion. UK could also claim the toughest path to a national championship since the NCAA Tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1985. Given Wisconsin and Florida as Final Four opponents, the cumulative total of the seeds Kentucky defeated in this year’s NCAA Tournament would be 19. The existing record is 20, set by Villanova in 1985. Coincidentally, Villanova was an 8-seed, the worst-seeding for a champion. Kentucky can match that mark, too. To get to the Final Four, Kentucky beat 9-seed Kansas State, 1-seed Wichita State, 4-seed Louisville and 2-seed Michigan. Wisconsin is a 2-seed. Florida is the tournament’s overall No.1

seed. “We got here through an absolute mine field,” UK Coach John Calipari said Thursday, “and happened to not step on a mine. I don’t even know what to call it what we just went through.” Wichita State (35-0), Louisville (31-5) and Michigan (28-8) had a combined wonloss record of 94-13 going into games against Kentucky. Earlier in the week, Calipari said the Cats went through a “gauntlet” to get to the Final Four. During a teleconference Monday, Calipari recoiled at the suggestion that the Cats might need a momentary pause to refresh. On Thursday, he described his task as keeping the players sharp. “Now, my whole mission is to make sure we’re not satisfied,” the UK coach said. “That this team is still striving. . . . “I think we got here by coming together. By abso-

lutely accepting that if we don’t do this together, we’re all going down.” •••

Shooting With the Final Four in a football stadium, questions about the shooting background inevitably arose. “Shooting does matter in the NCAA Tournament,” said Calipari, who noted how horrid three-point shooting sunk Kentucky against West Virginia in the 2010 NCAA Tournament. That Elite 8 game was played in Syracuse’s Carrier Dome. Florida Coach Billy Donovan and Connecticut Coach Kevin Ollie applauded the NCAA decision to give teams a 90-minute shootaround on Thursday in addition to the public workout on Friday. “Back in 2011 down in Houston, we didn’t have a 90-minute practice,” Ollie Please see FINAL FOUR, page 10A

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Nationals bound: Two Creston players were part of the Iowa Blitz team that placed

second in the USA Volleyball Iowa Regional Championship 14-and-under division. The team, coached by Creston High School varsity coach Polly Luther (back row, right), took second behind Six Pack of Cedar Falls. Jaxie Luther of Creston (8) is front row left, and Cayla Maitlen of Creston is front row right (10). The team qualified for nationals to be played June 24-27 in Minneapolis, Minn. Iowa Blitz beat some of the top teams in the state and handed Six Pack its only game defeat in game one of the finals before losing, 2-1. “Our average height is about 5-foot-4 and we played against 5-10 and 6-foot girls. These girls have a great work ethic and never quit.”


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Sports briefs All-state Creston sophomore Jenna Taylor was selected for the Class 4A all-state team by the Sports Spotlight publication in its coverage of the Taylor 2013-14 girls basketball season. Taylor was named to the second team as a forward. “Jenna has worked very hard this past year,” Creston coach Larry McNutt said. “Her work every day in the gym was easily seen in her improvement this past year. We are very proud of her.”

Soccer shirts Creston boys soccer coach Jesus Rodriguez is accepting orders for a CHS boys soccer T-shirt designed by team member Levi Eblen.

Cost is $12 each and sizes r a n g e f r o m y o u t h S - M - L to adult S-M-L-XL-XXL. Checks are payable to Boys Soccer. Order forms can be dropped off at coach Rodriguez’s mailbox at Creston Elementary/Middle School or the soccer mailbox at the high school. Order deadline is April 11. For more information call coach Rodriguez at the elementary school, 782-1155.

Shooting academy MOUNT AYR — Mount Ayr Community Schools is presenting Doug Diers and his “Shoot It Academy” this summer. Shooters will participate in a five-phase shooting program starting with basic fundamentals advancing in skill each week.

“We will strengthen and improve your shooting touch and give you the confidence to make every shot,” Diers said. Cost is $79 for five 90-minute sessions at Mount Ayr High School June 4, 11, 18, 25 and July 2. Based on grades in the fall of 2014, the schedule is boys and girls grades 4-7 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. and grades 8-12 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Registrations can be made online at www.shoot-it.com.

Schedule changes Creston’s girls soccer match at Carroll Kuemper Catholic on April 15 will feature the varsity match first at 5 p.m. and JV to follow at 6:30 p.m. Southwestern’s softball doubleheader scheduled Thursday against Central Nebraska at Columbus, Neb., was postponed until Saturday, and Central’s weekend tournament was cancelled.

Smith honored ROCK ISLAND, Ill. — Augustana senior Kierra Smith of Creston and sophomore Kayla Bushey of Chicago have been named “Athletes of the Week” in women’s track & field in the College Con- Smith ference of Illinois & Wisconsin.

Cancellation OSCEOLA — The DeWitt Invite girls track and field meet scheduled here Thursday was cancelled. The Creston girls track team was scheduled to compete. A group of Creston girls track and field athletes will compete at Glenwood on Saturday as a result.

Fishing report The Iowa Department of Natural Resources issues a weekly fishing report on Thursdays in an effort to provide the latest information heading into the weekend. The weekly fishing report is compiled from information gathered from local bait shops, angler creel surveys, and county and state parks staff. For current information, contact the district fisheries office at the phone number listed at the end of each district report. For lake locations, maps and other information, go to [ http://www.iowadnr. gov/Fishing/FishingReports.aspx ]www.iowadnr. gov/Fishing/FishingReports.aspx. SOUTHWEST Des Moines River Walleye - Good: Walleye anglers fishing below the Saylorville and Red Rock Reservoir spillways and smaller dams from Fraser down through Des Moines are now catching fair numbers of walleye and occasional crappie and white bass. Try slowly retrieving jigs with twister tails, jigs with minnows or minnow imitating swim baits. Central Iowa lakes are now mostly ice free. The best bite right now is the walleye fishing below the dams on the Des Moines and Raccoon Rivers. More fishing reports will resume when open water fishing picks up. For questions on fishing central Iowa lakes and rivers contact Ben Dodd or Andy Otting at 515-432-2823.

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Greenfield Lake There is a good panfish population. Greenfield is also a good place to target channel catfish. Channel Catfish - Fair: Anglers have reported catching ice out catfish using shad sides. Bluegill - No Report: Bluegill up to 8.5 inches can be caught around brush piles using wax worms. Crappie - No Report: There is a good crappie population ranging from 8-12 inches. Nodaway Lake A few catfish are being caught at Nodaway. Channel Catfish - Fair: Catfish can be caught in the upper end of the lake with shad sides or cut bait. Lake Anita Anita has quality sized panfish. The pontoon arm of the lake is a good place to target crappies after ice out. Bluegill - Slow: A few nine-inch bluegill are being caught on small jigs. Crappie - Good: Fish small jigs two feet under a bobber in the pontoon arm of the lake on sunny days. Sorting is necessary but the large size is 12 inches. Viking Lake Viking has a good crappie population and will provide good early season fishing. Crappie - No Report: Fish with wax worms around brush piles to catch crappie ranging from 8-12 inches. Lake Manawa Manawa is 12 inches low. Anglers are catching crappies in the canals on warm days. This is a good time of year to catch walleyes close to shore. Crappie -

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Slow: Crappies are being caught in the canals using red and black tube jigs tipped with wax worms. Fish are all sizes. Walleye - No Report: Walleye move close to shore and spawn during April. Cast jigs or crankbaits to catch spawning walleye. Farm ponds Farm ponds typically warm sooner than lakes making them a good choice for early season fishing. Remember to get permission before fishing privately owned ponds. Channel Catfish - No Report: This is a good time of year to catch channel catfish with shad sides. Bluegill - No Report: Bluegills can be caught using small tackle and wax worms. Crappie Good: Ponds that support crappie populations have been good last week fishing minnows under a bobber. Open water fishing has begun in the southwest district. Anglers are catching crappies in ponds and shallow bays of lakes that warm quickly on sunny days. For more information call the Cold Springs office at 712-769-2587. Lake Icaria Icaria’s water level is below full pool. Channel Catfish - Fair: Catfish are being caught on cut bait in the north and east arms. Sunny days have been reported to be the best. Crappie - Fair: Crappies up to nine inches are being caught on minnows and small jigs along the roadbed and near cedar tree

piles. West Lake (Osceola) West Lake is below full pool. Crappie - Good: Crappies are being caught with minnows and small jigs in the casino bay and near flooded timber. Sands Timber Lake (Blockton Reservoir) The lake has been drained to allow the construction of a wetland near the upper end. Three Mile Lake Three Mile’s water level is below full pool. Crappie - Slow: Crappies up to 10 inches have been caught on minnows and small jigs along the roadbed and near flooded timber. Muskellunge - Slow: A few musky have been reported to be caught in the evenings along the dirt mounds and the dam. Twelve Mile Creek Lake Twelve Mile’s water level is below full pool. Crappie - Fair: Most crappies being caught are 5-7 inches with some up to 10 inches. They are being caught using minnows and small jigs along the roadbed and near the flooded timber. Lakes are ice free in the Mount Ayr Fisheries District. The district includes Page, Taylor, Adams, Union, Ringgold, Decatur, Clarke and Madison counties. High winds and cooling temperatures have limited fishing effort on area lakes. As of April 2, water temperatures in area lakes were around 46 degrees. For more information, call 641-464-3108.

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notes Gosselink. “This year, we should see another good jump in young hunters who want to pursue turkeys.” As Iowa slips slowly away from the long winter, hunters should look for active birds. Toms will gobble year round, but that intensity turns up as the calendar gets closer to breeding season. “You will see a lot more strutting turkeys; more gobbling. They will be ready for spring,” emphasizes Gosselink. For many of the 40,000 or so spring hunters, that will mean being in the woods well before dawn, to gauge turkey roosting spots and flydown locations to get their decoys out and to start the day. “I suggest a variety of calls; the box call is easy; but slate calls and mouth calls provide a variety out there,” suggests Gosselink. “Use a mouth call and one of the others and you can create the sound of a

couple hens calling over each Trash problem other.” Heading into the later seasons, strategy can change; maybe hunting through midday or into the evening, especially as hens become less responsive and move off to nest. Still, there’s no guarantee that any of that will lure in love struck gobblers. Most turkey experts urge hunters to try a variety of calls, and at various times of the day. Keep in mind safety through the turkey hunt, where hunters are in full camouflage. Setting up with your back against a wide tree provides good concealment, but also a safe seat in the woods. Avoid any red, blue or white clothing showing; the shades found on a tom’s head and neck in the spring. And never shoot at a movement in the brush. Identify your target as a bearded turkey, and know Boardlies of Directors - March 24, 2014 what beyond the path of Creston Community School District your planned shot. of the Creston The Board of Directors Community Schooltaking District your met on turMonAnd after day, March 24, 2014 in the Board Room at key,PM. havePresident a blazeZumbach orangepresided vest 6:00 and the following answered roll call: Dunor other item Snodgrass to display, on phy, Eagan, Fyock, and Zumbach. your way out of the woods.

Administrators present were: Callie Anderson, Brad Baker, Jeff Bevins, Scott Driskell, Steve McDermott, and Bill Messerole. The news media and visitors were present. Fyock moved and Snodgrass seconded that the agenda be approved as presented. Motion carried 5-0. Fyock moved, Snodgrass seconded that the Board approve the minutes of the February 17, regular meeting, the bills including the schoolhouse fund, the financial reports for February 2014, resignations from Gerry Latham, maintenance/ grounds; Krystal Irelan, cook; contracts with Margarita Rodriguez, ELL paraprofessional; Tonya Nauman, paraprofessional; and Kevin Teno, Director of Learning. Motion carried 5-0. Congratulations to the following students who won the “Best Of Center Award” at our 5th Grade Band Solo/Ensemble Contest on February 27. Center 1: Unity Anderson, Flute; Center 2: Ali Christensen, Trumpet. Congratulations to Mariah Harlan and Lorelei Herrod for earning “I” ratings at district individual Speech competition! They both advance to the state competition on March 15. Jeremy Stoll and Audrey Fyock will be recognized for their academic excellence at the Hawkeye 10 Banquet in April. Both were selected by an independent committee headed by the conference president. Michelle Powers will be awarded the H10 Character Award at the banquet. Congratulations to all three. The following senior athletes meet your criteria for 3.5 GPA or above from Creston High School: Boys Basketball - Maxx Walters; Basketball Cheerleaders - Michelle Powers; Wrestling - Adam Baker, Zack Peppmeier, Garret Taylor; Girls Basketball - Sadie Jones; Bowling Girls - Taylor Suiter. Saturday, March 8th, 37 Creston FFA members attended the South Central District Leadership Convention in Chariton, Iowa. Advancing to state competition are Maddie Travis earning gold in Agriculture Broadcasting; Experience the Action team received a gold and advance to state, members include Madison Skarda, Nicole Haley, Savannah Hartman, Olivia Hartman, Chad Lamb, Darin Hatfield, and Logan Pettit. Creston had many gold rated contests and 3rd place finishes. Contest results include: Brooke Thelen, Chapter website (Gold); John Gravlin, Ashley Harris and Ann Waigand, Chapter Program (Gold); Macy Evans, Will Gordon, Morgan Shawler, Rebecca Watson, Trevor Marlin, Cody Tanner, and Mattie Wheeler, Conduct of Meetings (3rd Gold - Alternate for State); Emily Gravlin, Maria Mostek, Gracie Russell, Caitlin McIlravy, and Becca Ross, Parliamentary Procedures (3rd Gold - Alternate for State); Adam Baker, Jake Miller, Tyson Tucker, Darrian Fischer, Wyatt Thompson, Kruz Adamson, and Zach Hoffman, Agricultural Issues and Perceptions (Bronze); Kyle Jennett, Jake Miller, Emily Gravlin and Nicole Haley, Chapter Quiz (Silver); Tyler Waddingham, Agricultural Sales (3rd Gold - Alternate for State); Lane Miller, Prepared Public Speaking (Gold); Taylor Rice, Job Interview (Gold), Secretary's Book (Bronze); Madison Skarda and Savannah Hartman, Reporter's Scrapbook (Silver). Members receiving the Iowa FFA Academic achievement award include: Adam Baker, Jeremy Stoll, Taylor Rice, and Zack Peppmeier. The 2014 Iowa FFA Degree recipients: Chad Lamb, Brooke Thelen, Darin Hatfield, Bryce Briley, Gavin Leith, Tyler Waddingham, Ashley Harris, Kyle Jennett, Madison Skarda, Savannah Hartman, Jake Miller, and Jacob Powers. Basketball All Conference: Boys-Jay Wolfe - 1st team Unanimous; Cole Thompson - Honorable Mention; Alex Nielsen - Honorable Mention; Girls-Natalie Mostek - Honorable Mention; Jenna Taylor - Honorable Mention. Joni Gilliam, Hannah North and Terri Van Gelder presented the K-5 Math SAC Report discussing how students are expected to solve problems using a variety of instructional strategies. Students explain their thinking as well as showing their answers. The group continues to use instructional strategies for math concepts through inquiry and explorations, including MDIs, PBITs, talk alouds, think alouds and the use of manipulatives. Vicky Wood presented the 6-12 Math SAC Report explaining to the board how reporting the curriculum has been aligned to match the Iowa Core Curriculum. Support classes Algebra 1 Triumph, Geometry Triumph, and Algebra 2 Triumph have been added at the HS. Extended math classes are in place at the middle school. There are currently 25 students in Calculus and 10 Eighth grade students are receiving high school credit for Algebra 1. Snodgrass moved and Eagan seconded that the Board approve the sharing agreement with Southwestern Community College. Motion carried 5-0. Snodgrass moved and Eagan seconded that the Board approve the sharing agreements with Lenox, Mt. Ayr, Murray, O-M, Nodaway Valley, and Prescott. Motion carried 5-0. Fyock moved and Dunphy seconded that the Board review the open enrollment requests as presented. Motion carried 5-0. The public had the opportunity to review the 2014-2015 School Calendar as presented. Fyock moved and Eagan seconded that the Board approve the 2014-2015 School Calendar as presented. Motion carried 5-0. Fyock moved and Snodgrass seconded that the Board approve April 14, 2014 for the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) hearing date. Motion carried 5-0. Eagan moved Fyock seconded that the Board approve the quote for the EMS Safe Room Gym Floor. Motion carried 4-1. Mr. Larry Sigel presented information regarding the Certified Budget and the process, answering numerous questions posed from the Board. The Board reviewed the 2014-2015 Budget Plan Proposal as presented. Snodgrass moved Fyock seconded that the Board approve publishing the budget for the 2014-2015 School Year and set the hearing date for April 14, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. Motion carried 5-0.

Public notice IN THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT IN AND FOR UNION COUNTY WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. JAMES ALAN CHRISTENSEN, SPOUSE OF JAMES ALAN CHRISTENSEN, LACEY CHRISTENSEN, SPOUSE OF LACEY CHRISTENSEN, AND PARTIES IN POSSESSION, Defendants. CASE NO. EQCV017468 ORIGINAL NOTICE TO THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANTS: You are hereby notified that there is now on file in the Office of the Clerk of the above Court, a Petition, in the aboveentitled action which prays for judgment in rem and in the principal amount of $108,997.06 plus interest to 09/30/2013 in the amount of $2,811.94, and thereafter at the rate of 6.25% per annum, such amount equaling $18.66 per day, the costs of the action including report of title costs $250.00, escrow advance of $348.77, late charges of $37.96, and reasonable attorney fees and that said sums be declared a lien upon the following-described premises at 104 S Stone St, Creston, Union County, Iowa, to-wit: The South Ten (10) feet of Lots Numbered Four (4) and Five (5) and the North Fifty-two and One-half (52.5) feet of Lots Numbered Fourteen (14) and Fifteen (15) in Stone and Elliott's Lake View Addition to Creston, Union County, Iowa; that the mortgage on the above-described 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, Odekirk, Augustine, Sayer, Treinen & Rastede, P.C., whose address is 531 Commercial Street, Suite 250; P.O. Box 2675, Waterloo, IA 50704-2675, telephone (319) 232-3304, facsimile (319) 2323639. NOTICE THE PLAINTIFF HAS ELECTED 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 DEMAND TO DELAY THE SALE. IF YOU FILE A WRITTEN DEMAND, THE SALE WILL BE DELAYED UNTIL SIX MONTHS FROM ENTRY OF JUDGMENT IF THE MORTGAGED PROPERTY IS YOUR RESIDENCE AND IS A ONE-FAMILY OR TWOFAMILY DWELLING OR UNTIL TWO MONTHS FROM ENTRY OF JUDGMENT IF THE MORTGAGED PROPERTY IS NOT YOUR RESIDENCE OR IS YOUR RESIDENCE BUT NOT A ONEFAMILY OR TWO-FAMILY DWELLING. YOU WILL HAVE NO RIGHT OF REDEMPTION AFTER THE SALE. THE PURCHASER AT THE SALE WILL BE ENTITLED TO IMMEDIATE POSSESSION OF THE MORTGAGED PROPERTY. YOU MAY PURCHASE AT THE SALE. IF YOU DO NOT FILE A WRITTEN DEMAND TO DELAY THE SALE AND IF THE MORTGAGED PROPERTY IS YOUR RESIDENCE AND IS A ONEFAMILY OR TWO-FAMILY DWELLING, THEN A DEFICIENCY JUDGMENT WILL NOT BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU. IF YOU DO FILE A WRITTEN DEMAND TO DELAY THE SALE, THEN A DEFICIENCY JUDGMENT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU IF THE PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE OF THE MORTGAGED PROPERTY ARE INSUFFICIENT TO SATISFY THE AMOUNT OF THE MORTGAGED DEBT AND COSTS. IF THE MORTGAGED PROPERTY IS NOT YOUR RESIDENCE OR IS NOT A ONE-FAMILY OR TWO-FAMILY DWELLING, THEN A DEFICIENCY JUDGMENT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU WHETHER OR NOT YOU FILE A WRITTEN DEMAND TO DELAY THE SALE. You are further notified that unless you serve and, within a reasonable time thereafter, file a motion or answer on or before April 24, 2014, in the Iowa District Court for Union County, Iowa, at the Courthouse in Creston, Iowa, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Petition. If you need assistance to participate in court due to a disability, call the disability coordinator at 515-286-3394. Persons who are hearing or speech impaired may call Relay Iowa TTY (1-800-735-2942). Disability coordinators cannot provide legal advice. Allison Danilovich Clerk of Court Union County Courthouse Creston, Iowa IMPORTANT: YOU ARE ADVISED TO SEEK LEGAL ADVICE AT ONCE TO PROTECT YOUR INTERESTS. Date of second publication: Mar. 28, 2014 Date of third publication: April 4, 2014 Board of Directors - March 24, 2014 Creston Community School District The Board of Directors of the Creston Community School District met on Monday, March 24, 2014 in the Board Room at 6:00 PM. President Zumbach presided and the following answered roll call: Dunphy, Eagan, Fyock, Snodgrass and Zumbach. Administrators present were: Callie Anderson, Brad Baker, Jeff Bevins, Scott Driskell, Steve McDermott, and Bill Messerole. The news media and visitors were present. Fyock moved and Snodgrass seconded that the agenda be approved as presented. Motion carried 5-0.

Zack Peppmeier. The 2014 Iowa FFA Degree recipients: Chad Lamb, Brooke Thelen, Darin Hatfield, Bryce Briley, Gavin Leith, Tyler Waddingham, Ashley Harris, Kyle Jennett, Madison Skarda, Savannah Hartman, Jake Miller, and Jacob Powers. Basketball All Conference: Boys-Jay Wolfe - 1st team Unanimous; Cole DES MOINES – LitterThompson - Honorable Mention; Alex ing is - not onlyMention; an eyesore; it Nielsen Honorable Girls-Natalie Mosteka -lack Honorable Mention; Jenna shows of respect someTaylor - Honorable Mention. one by leaving Joni demonstrates Gilliam, Hannah North and Terri Van Gelder presented the K-5 SAC their trash behind forMath others Report discussing how students are expected to solve using areputavariety of to clean up.problems And that instructional strategies. Students explain tion as litterbugs nearly cost their thinking as well as showing their answers. 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Extended call math classes are better in place at the middle school. to take care of our reThere are currently 25 students in Calculus and 10 Eighth are resources and grade cleanstudents up after ceiving high school credit for Algebra 1. ourselves,” said Joe seconded LarsSnodgrass moved and Eagan that the Board the sharing cheid, chiefapprove of fisheries foragreethe ment with Southwestern Community ColIowaMotion Department lege. carried 5-0. of Natural Snodgrass moved and Eagan seconded Resources. that the Board approve the sharing agree“We using a lotMurray, of enerments withare Lenox, Mt. Ayr, O-M, Nodaway Valley, and to Prescott. Motion gy and resources get people carried 5-0. fishing and when they seconded come Fyock moved and Dunphy that theto Board review the open enrollment out a shoreline they see requests as presented. Motion carried 5-0. allThethis trash That’s public had on the shore. opportunity to review the disappointing.” 2014-2015 School Calendar as pretty presented. Fyock moved and that A number ofEagan civicseconded and conthe Board approve the 2014-2015 School servation groupsMotion spendcarried countCalendar as presented. 5-0. Fyock movedvolunteering and Snodgrass seconded less hours their that the Board approve April 14, 2014 for time to clean the shorelines the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) date.bait Motion carried 5-0. of thehearing empty containers, Eagan moved Fyock seconded that the old fishing line, pop and beer Board approve the quote for the EMS Safe Room Gym Floor.and Motion carriedwrap4-1. cans, chips candy Mr. Larry Sigel presented information regarding the Certified Budget and the process, answering numerous questions posed from the Board. The Board reviewed the 2014-2015 Budget Plan Proposal as presented. Snodgrass moved Fyock seconded that the Board approve publishing the budget for the 2014-2015 School Year and set the hearing date for April 14, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. Motion carried 5-0. Dunphy moved, Snodgrass seconded that the meeting adjourn. Motion carried 5-0. Special meeting: Monday, April 14 at 6:00 p.m. in the Board Room. Regular meeting: Monday, April 21 at 6:00 p.m. at the Elementary/Middle School. Meeting adjourned at 9:10 p.m. GENERAL FUND AEROFUND FINANCIAL INC. .5,493.75 AGRILAND FS, INC..................10,962.81 AGRIVISION...................................156.08 AKIN BUILDING CENTERS.........626.72 AMERICAN HOME DESIGN CENTER.............................................92.14 APPLE COMPUTER INC..........26,738.01 ARNOLD MOTOR SUPPLY..........511.74 B.M. SALES INC..........................6,192.90 BRAIN POP LLC.............................205.00 BYERS LOCK SHOP..........................5.50 CDI COMPUTER DEALERS INC.................................................2,757.98 CDW GOVERNMENT INC........1,929.90 CENTRAL PLAINS ELECTRIC......31.00 CLAUSEN UNDERGROUND CONSTRUCTION...........................845.00 CONTROL MANAGEMENT INC....................................................369.55 COUNSEL OFFICE& DOCUMENT....................................920.75 CREATIVE BEGINNINGS PRESCHOOL LLC.......................7,689.60 CRESTON FARM & HOME..........114.63 CRESTON PUBLISHING CO........778.61 CRESTON TRUE VALUE HARDWARE & RENTAL..............312.05 DISCOVERY KIDS PRESCHOOL INC.................................................6,005.80 ECHO GROUP INC......................3,512.50 EMC INSURANCE COMPANY....908.80 FAREWAY STORES......................231.18 FASTENAL COMPANY................386.74 FREIGHTLINER OF DES MOINES INC...................................283.81 GREEN HILLS AEA.......................955.07 GREEN VALLEY PEST CONTROL &.....................................................2,820.00 GRUHN LAW FIRM PC.................472.50 HEARTLAND TIRE & AUTO.........13.08 HILLYARD SUPPLY CO............3,083.12 HY-VEE FOOD STORE..................645.79 IA ASSN OF SCHOOL BOARDS..367.50 IA ASSN SCHOOL BUSINESS OFFICI..............................................438.00 IA COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK.......................................198.11 IA DIRECT EQUIPMENT & APPRAISA.......................................380.00 INFRASTRUCTURE ENGINEERING INC....................................................542.50 JENSEN, TONY ................................50.00 JIMS TRUCK REPAIR & SANITATION INC.......................1,533.00 LANGE, MARY ..............................100.80 LENOX COMMUNITY SCHOOL......................................13,502.25 LOCAL GOVERNMENT SERVICES INC......................................................35.00 MAILFINANCE...............................436.11 MATURA ACTION CORP/ CRESTON HEAD START...........6,550.40 MIKKELSEN, STEPHANIE ..........650.00 NAPA.............................................1,061.73 NOLTE,CORNMAN & JOHNSON P.C..................................................2,580.00 NORTH TAMA COUNTY COMM SCHOOL.............................450.08 OFFICE DEPOT............................1,000.94 OFFICE MACHINES CO....................9.99 ORIENT-MACKSBURG PRESCHOOL................................3,702.40 PEPPER & SON INC, J.W. ..............32.40 PESI, INC..........................................597.00 PIZZA RANCH................................165.00 POSITIVE APPROACH PRESCHOOL...................................854.40 PRAIRIE SOLID WASTE AGENCY..........................................190.00 RIDDELL / ALL AMERICAN....3,465.00 RIEMAN MUSIC.............................597.44 SADDLEBACK EDUCATIONAL, INC....................................................376.32 SAI.......................................................50.00 SCHOOL BUS SALES....................378.60 SCHOOL HEALTH CORP................39.95 SECURITY EQUIPMENT INC......522.00 SERVICE TECHS INC....................220.02 SOFTCHOICE CORPORATION...........................4,429.65 SOUTHERN IA TROLLEY............255.30 SOUTHWESTERN COMM COLLEGE.................................115,849.69 SPECIALTY UNDERWRITERS LLC................................................1,485.79 ST. MALACHY PRESCHOOL.. .2,563.20 THOMAS BUS SALES OF IOWA INC....................................................363.86 TIERNEY BROTHERS...................918.00 TRINITY PRESCHOOL...............5,696.00 U.S. SCHOOL SUPPLY..................122.85 ULTIMATE NURSING SERVICES.....................................1,810.00 USI EDUCATION AND GOVERNMENT SALES.................578.04 WINTERSET COMMUNITY SCHOOL........................................4,500.75 ZELLMER'S SOFT WATER..........112.10 ZIMCO SUPPLY CO.......................828.10 ALLIANT ENERGY..................22,347.13 BAKER, BRAD ...............................276.23 CRESTON MUNICIPAL UTILITIES.....................................1,367.37 DAVIS, ALFRED ................................5.00 DRISKELL, SCOTT .......................140.54 IA DIVISION OF CRIMINAL INVEST.............................................600.00 IA SCHOOLS EMPLOYEE.......11,796.73 IDE, MARILYN ................................94.58 JADE GARDEN.................................40.00 JAVA J'S.............................................65.17 JOHNSON, JODI ...............................58.53 KIRKLAND, DENNIS ......................39.75 KLUG, LEON ....................................49.46 LANGE, MARY ..............................350.00 MASTERCARD/ISSB..................1,277.41 McNUTT, LARRY ............................39.99 McQUEEN, KELSEY .......................38.44 MID-IOWA SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT CONSORTIUM................................450.00 MORAN, RONALD ..........................73.01 PETERSON, JAMIE .........................76.81 PETTY CASH - CRESTON COMM SCHOOL DIST..................223.96

P.C..................................................2,580.00 NORTH TAMA COUNTY COMM SCHOOL.............................450.08 OFFICE DEPOT............................1,000.94 OFFICE MACHINES CO....................9.99 ORIENT-MACKSBURG PRESCHOOL................................3,702.40 pers and so on. PEPPER & SON INC, J.W. ..............32.40 “Just about anything you PESI, INC..........................................597.00 PIZZA RANCH................................165.00 can carry with you fishing, POSITIVE APPROACH we’ve probably cleaned it PRESCHOOL...................................854.40 PRAIRIE SOLID WASTE up,” Larscheid said. AGENCY..........................................190.00 The solution, he said, is not RIDDELL / ALL AMERICAN....3,465.00 RIEMAN MUSIC.............................597.44 that difficult. Anglers should SADDLEBACK EDUCATIONAL, tuck a few plastic grocery INC....................................................376.32 SAI.......................................................50.00 sacks in their tackle bag and SCHOOL BUS SALES....................378.60 SCHOOL HEALTH use it for trash.CORP................39.95 SECURITY EQUIPMENT INC......522.00 “When you’re done fishing, SERVICE TECHS INC....................220.02 SOFTCHOICE carry the sack out with you. CORPORATION...........................4,429.65 Pretty simple,” Larscheid SOUTHERN IA TROLLEY............255.30 SOUTHWESTERN said.  “It’s ourCOMM resource and COLLEGE.................................115,849.69 we need UNDERWRITERS to do a better job SPECIALTY LLC................................................1,485.79 of keeping it clean, and that ST. MALACHY PRESCHOOL.. .2,563.20 includesBUS notSALES throwing rough THOMAS OF IOWA INC....................................................363.86 fish on shore.  That leaves a TIERNEY BROTHERS...................918.00 terrible,PRESCHOOL...............5,696.00 smelly mess. TRINITY U.S.“If SCHOOL SUPPLY..................122.85 you don’t want to eat ULTIMATE NURSING SERVICES.....................................1,810.00 the fish, either throw it back USI EDUCATION AND to the waterSALES.................578.04 or give them to GOVERNMENT WINTERSET someone COMMUNITY who does.  Don’t SCHOOL........................................4,500.75 leave it to rotWATER..........112.10 on the bank; ZELLMER'S SOFT ZIMCO SUPPLYthe CO.......................828.10 that makes area less famALLIANT ENERGY..................22,347.13 ily friendly a rotting mess.  BAKER, BRADand ...............................276.23 CRESTON MUNICIPAL And, it’s littering,” he said. UTILITIES.....................................1,367.37 DAVIS, ALFRED ................................5.00 DRISKELL, SCOTT .......................140.54 IA DIVISION OF CRIMINAL The State Forest Nursery INVEST.............................................600.00 has a greatEMPLOYEE.......11,796.73 selection of qualIA SCHOOLS IDE, ity MARILYN trees and................................94.58 shrubs for sale JADE GARDEN.................................40.00 to your property.  JAVAimprove J'S.............................................65.17 JOHNSON, JODI ...............................58.53 These conservation seedlings KIRKLAND, DENNIS ......................39.75 are fantastic for aiding in eroKLUG, LEON ....................................49.46 LANGE, MARY ..............................350.00 sion control, improving wildMASTERCARD/ISSB..................1,277.41 McNUTT, LARRY ............................39.99 McQUEEN, KELSEY .......................38.44 MID-IOWA SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT CONSORTIUM................................450.00 MORAN, RONALD ..........................73.01 PETERSON, JAMIE .........................76.81 PETTY CASH - CRESTON COMM SCHOOL DIST..................223.96 SCHIEFFER, STEPHAN ....................6.00 SEMINOLE RETAIL ENERGY SERVICES LLC............................6,996.13 SUBWAY SANDWICHES & SALADS.............................................36.81 TACO JOHN'S....................................34.54 TANNER, ROBBIE ...........................38.86 VOINEA, ANNA-CORINA ...........140.00 VOINEA, KARINNA ........................70.00 WALMART COMMUNITY BRC...................................................767.70 WASTE MANAGEMENT OF CRESTON...................................20,481.83 WATSON, DONNA ..........................47.56 WEST, DARWIN ............................211.18 ADVANTAGE ADMINISTRATORS.......................127.89 IA SCHOOLS EMPLOYEE.......92,783.21 DISASTER RECOVERY FUND GC3, LLC....................................27,943.96 MOBILE MINI INC.........................441.57 LOCAL OPTION SALES/SVC TAX BALL TEAM LLC......................82,588.01 BREIHOLZ CONSTRUCTION COMPANY..................................29,258.04 LAUGERMAN & ARCHITECTS INC.................................................3,168.25 MASTERCARD/ISSB.......................68.88 CAPITAL PROJECTS BALL TEAM LLC....................467,998.74 BREIHOLZ CONSTRUCTION COMPANY...............................165,795.62 LAUGERMAN & ARCHITECTS INC...............................................17,953.45 MASTERCARD/ISSB.....................390.32 SCHOOL NUTRITION FUND FOOD SERVICE..............................332.83 ANDERSON ERICKSON DAIRY CO...................................................8,490.43 BOLTON & HAY INC....................243.26 CAMPBELL, JEAN ........................471.30 CASWELL, SHARI ........................346.60 CDW GOVERNMENT INC........2,860.84 CHEERS, DEANNA .........................13.90 EARTHGRAINS BAKING CO INC....................................................480.65 FARNER BOCKEN......................3,300.85 HY-VEE FOOD STORE....................13.38 K12 ADMINISTRATION (SCHOOL DINING ASYSTEM)....................1,750.00 Martin Bros. Distributing Co, Inc.................................................23,125.14 WALMART COMMUNITY BRC....53.54 STUDENT ACTIVITY FUND BAYMONT INN..............................430.08 BEVINS, JEFFREY ........................486.37 CRESTON COMMUNITY SCHOOL DIST...............................................1,508.98 D.A. DESIGNS.................................226.00 DMACC SOFTBALL - VICTORY CLUB................................................390.00 DOWNING, LESA ............................62.95 DRAKE JAZZ FESTIVAL..............225.00 FEHRLE, REGAN .............................91.78 FRAIN, DARRELL ......................1,197.00 GREATER REGIONAL HEALTH FOUNDATION.............................4,870.95 HOPKINS, DENNIS .........................75.08 IGHSAU............................................378.00 IHSAA............................................3,296.00 IHSADA..............................................85.00 IHSMA..............................................576.00 IHSSA..................................................69.00 IOWA FBLA.....................................220.00 IOWA FFA ASSOCIATION........1,385.00 MARCH OF DIMES.....................3,008.92 MENC...............................................115.00 RED OAK MIDDLE SCHOOL......180.00 RODRIGUEZ, JESUS .......................91.10 SCHLAPIA, PATRICK ....................28.79 SEVIER, TRISHANNA .......................378 THOMSON, JON ............................247.81 WALMART COMMUNITY BRC................................................1,076.14 WEBB, KEVIN ..................................72.00 WESTERN IOWA TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE.............200.00 AKIN BUILDING CENTERS.........206.82 ALDRICH, MARTIN ......................133.90 BAKER, BECKY ............................180.00 BAKER, LYNN ...............................240.00 BOOSTER CLUB, CRESTON ACTIVITIES ....................................129.00 BURKHALTER, FAITH ................200.00 BUSCH, SCOTT .............................120.00 CHAFA, KYLE ...............................120.00 DAKE, BROOKE ............................131.80 DREES, ALLAN .............................100.00 EBLEN, LUKE ................................100.00 FRYE, DAVE ..................................220.00 GLEN'S REFRIGERATION..............95.00 GRAPHIC EDGE..........................5,703.79 HEWETT, JOHN .............................130.00 HINK, ERIC .....................................100.00 HY-VEE FOOD STORE..................191.84 IHSAA.................................................20.15 JOHNSON, DEWAYNE .................100.00 JUST FOR KIX CATALOG............786.60 KELLY'S FLOWERS........................45.00 KETEL, GRANT .............................100.00 LINDNER, STEVE .........................100.00 LOU'S SPORTING GOODS...........201.53 McCABE, BRYANT .......................220.00 McCANN, STEPHEN E .................700.00 MONAGHAN, MICHAEL A .........330.00 MORENO, JIMMY .........................220.00 NUETZMAN, MATT .....................100.00 O'DONNELL, JARROD .................137.20 PEPPERS, LARRY ...........................50.00 PIZZA RANCH................................913.00 RED OAK HARDWARE HANK.. .306.44 SCHIPPERS, BRYAN ....................300.00 SHANTZ, STEVEN ........................220.00 STUMPS...........................................301.53 TAYLOR, LINDA .............................50.00 TEPLY, LARRY .............................100.00 THIES, JONATHAN .......................220.00 TROPHIES PLUS, INC...................468.66 VANDONSELAAR, ROGER ........115.00 VEITZ, JEFF ....................................155.00 WEISSMAN.....................................674.84 WEST, MICHAEL ..........................160.00 WINDROW, THE ...........................146.28 WINTERSET HS..............................320.00 FEBRUARY 2014 PAYROLL.................................979,821.96

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NOTICE AND CALL OF PUBLIC MEETING Governmental Body:Creston City Council Date of Meeting: April 15, 6:00 p.m. Time of Meeting: 6:00 o'clock p.m. Place of Meeting: City Council Chambers 116 W. Adams Street Creston, Iowa 50801 PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIV-

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life habitat, establishing food plots for you or wildlife, and for creating personal timber/ forest area. Nursery manager Aron Flickinger said the nursery has been accepting orders since August 1, 2013. “We sell two different sizes for each of our 50 types of trees, and much of our smaller, lower priced seedlings are still available for most species,” Flickinger said. A diversity of plant species in combination with a variety of vegetation types (trees, grass, wetlands) increases the amount of wildlife a property can support. “If your goal is to improve wildlife habitat on your property, keep in mind which shrubs and trees can provide not only shelter, but also foodstuffs to get them through the winter,” Flickinger said. For help planning the latest cost-sharing opportunities and/or to plan a successful personalized tree/shrub planting[Marker], contact your local forester or wildlife biologist. For more information on ordering trees or seedlings

NOTICE AND CALL OF PUBLIC MEETING Governmental Body:Creston City Council Date of Meeting: April 15, 6:00 p.m. Time of Meeting: 6:00 o'clock p.m. Place of Meeting: City Council Chambers 116 W. Adams Street Creston, Iowa 50801 PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the above mentioned governmental body is meeting at the time and place listed above for the following purpose. The meeting is for the purpose of accepting public comment on an easement request of Casey Wireless LLC. The purpose of the easement request is for the placement of buried cable in city right of way. The cable will be placed at the following locations: Beginning at the southeast corner of Elm Street and Townline Street, thence west along the south right of way of Townline Street to the southeast corner of Lincoln Street and Townline Street, thence northerly along the east right of way of North Lincoln Street to the Corporate limits. ___ Public Hearing on the issuance. ___ Resolution instituting proceedings to take additional action. This notice is given at the direction of the Mayor pursuant to Chapter 21, Code of Iowa, and local rules of said governmental body. Lisa Williamson Clerk, City of Creston ORDINANCE NO. 14-152 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF CRESTON, IOWA, 1996, BY AMENDING CHAPTER 10PROVISIONS PERTAINING TO COMMERCIAL PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS BE IT ENACTED by the City Council of the City of Creston, Iowa: SECTION 1. SECTIONS MODIFIED. Chapter 10 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Creston, Iowa, 1996, is repealed and the following adopted in lieu thereof: 10.01 DESIGNATION OF URBAN REVITALIZATION AREA. In accordance with Chapter 404 of the Code of Iowa, the City has designated an urban revitalization area and has adopted an amended urban revitalization plan for said area. The geographic description of the Urban Revitalization Area is the entire area within the corporate boundaries of the City. 10.02 APPLICABILITY TO COMMERCIAL PROPERTY. The revitalization is applicable to all commercial property within the designated area. The revitalization is for both new construction and rehabilitation/additions of existing structures. 10.03 DEFINITIONS. For use in this chapter, the following terms are defined: 1. "Commercial." For the purposes of tax abatement, "commercial" property is defined as meeting all the following: a. The property is located in either the C-1 Commercial District or the C-2 Light Commercial Office District as identified on the official city zoning map and defined in the City Code. b. The property is assessed by the Union County Assessor at the commercial property tax levy rate. (If the property has more than one assessment, only the portion taxed at the commercial rate qualifies for the abatement.) c. The property offers goods and services and is retail in nature, including offices. 2. "Date of beginning of new construction of a building" means the date on which the building permit is signed. 3. "Date of beginning of rehabilitation of or additions to an existing building" means the building permit is signed. 4. "Qualified tenant" means the legal occupant of a commercial unit which is located within the Area and who has occupied the same unit continuously since one year prior to the City's adoption of the Urban Revitalization Plan. 10.04 QUALIFICATIONS FOR ELIGIBILITY. Improvements are eligible for the tax abatement plan provided they satisfy all of the following requirements: 1. The improvements must be added during the time the area is designated as a revitalization area. 2. Improvements, consisting of rehabilitation or additions to existing buildings, must increase the actual value of the qualified real estate by at least fifteen percent (15%). 3. The improvements must be completed in accordance with all applicable zoning and other regulations of the City. 10.05 TAX EXEMPTION SCHEDULE. Each property owner may implement upon application and approval by the Council, as follows: All qualified real estate is eligible to receive a partial exemption from taxation on the actual value added by the improvements for a period of five (5) years, The amount of partial exemption is equal to a percent of the actual value added by the improvements determined as follows: 1. First year, eighty percent (80%); 2. Second year, sixty percent (60%); 3. Third year, forty percent (40%); 4. Fourth year, thirty percent (30%); 5. Fifth year, fifteen percent (15%). 10.06 RELOCATION. In the event relocation occurs as a result of the tax abatement program, the following provisions must be met: 1. Benefits. Upon application for and verification of eligibility for tax abatement to a property owner by the City, qualified tenants in designated areas, whose displacement is due to action on the part of a property owner to qualify for tax abatement under the Urban Revitalization Plan, shall be compensated by the property owner for one month's rent and for actual reasonable moving and related expenses. 2. Eligibility. "Qualified tenant" as used in the Urban Revitalization Plan means the legal occupant of a commercial unit which is located within the Area and who has occupied the same unit continuously since one year prior to the City's adoption of the Urban Revitalization Plan. 3. 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Eligibility. "Qualified tenant" as news feed” are selected. used in the Urban Revitalization Plan means the legal occupant of a commercial unit which is located within the Area and who has occupied the same unit continuously since one year prior to the City's adoption of the Urban Revitalization Plan. 3. Actual reasonable moving and related expenses for which a qualified tenant of a commercial unit is entitled to include: a. Transportation of the displaced person and personal property from the displacement to the replacement site. Transportation costs for a distance beyond twenty-five (25) miles are not eligible. b. Packing, crating, unpacking and uncrating of personal property. c. Disconnecting, dismantling, removing, reassembling and reinstalling relocated household appliances and other personal property. 4. Least Costly Approach. The amount of compensation for an eligible expense shall not exceed the least costly method of accomplishing the objective of the compensation without causing undue hardship to the displaced tenant and/or landlord. 10.07 OUTSIDE FUNDING ASSISTANCE. The City may seek Federal and/or State grant or loan programs in developing proposed projects. Several state and federal programs are potentially available. 10.08 APPLICATION AND PRIOR APPROVAL. A person may submit a proposal for an improvement project to the Council to receive prior approval for eligibility for a tax exemption on the project. The Council shall, by resolution, give its prior approval for an improvement project if the project is in conformance with the Urban Revitalization Plan. Such prior approval shall not entitle the owner to exemption from taxation until the improvements have been completed and found to be qualified real estate; however, if the proposal is not approved, the person may submit an amended proposal for the Council to approve or reject. All prior approvals for an improvement project shall be effective for a period of one year from the date of prior approval of the City; if construction has not begun by the date, prior approval is null and void. An application shall be filed for each new exemption claimed. 1. The first application for an exemption shall be filed by the owner of the property with the Council by February 1 of the assessment year for which the exemption is first claimed, but not later than February 1 of the assessment year following the assessment year in which all improvements included in the project are first assessed for taxation. The application shall contain, but not be limited to, the following information: a. The nature of the improvement; b. The cost of the improvement; c. The estimated or actual date of completion; d. The tenants that occupied the owner's building on the date the City adopted the resolution of finding. 2. The Council shall approve the application, subject to review by the local assessor, if the project is in conformation with the Urban Revitalization Plan developed by the City, is located within a designated revitalization area, and if the improvements were made during the time the area was so designated. The Council shall forward for review all approved applications to the appropriate local assessor by March 1 of each year. Applications for exemptions for succeeding years for approved projects shall not be required. SECTION 2. REPEALER. All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict with the provisions of this ordinance are hereby repealed. SECTION 3. SEVERABILITY CLAUSE. If any section, provision or part of this ordinance shall be adjudged invalid or unconstitutional, such adjudication shall not affect the validity of the ordinance as a whole or any section, provision or part thereof not adjudged invalid or unconstitutional. SECTION 4. WHEN EFFECTIVE. This ordinance shall be in effect from and after its final passage, approval and publication as provided by law. Passed by the Council the 1st day of April, 2014, and approved this lst day of April, 2014. Warren Woods, Mayor ATTEST: Lisa Williamson, City Clerk First Reading: April 1, 2014 Second Reading: April 1, 2014 Third Reading: April 1, 2014

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THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT UNION COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF LEON ARGYLE FREY, Deceased. Probate No. ESPR015647 NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT OF ADMINISTRATOR AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS To All Persons Interested in the Estate of LEON ARGYLE FREY, Deceased, who died on or about March 21, 2014: You are hereby notified that on the 28th day of March, 2014, the undersigned was appointed administrator of the estate. Notice is hereby given that all persons indebted to the estate are requested to make immediate payment to the undersigned, and creditors having claims against the estate shall file them with the clerk of the above named district court, as provided by law, duly authenticated, for allowance, and unless so filed by the later to occur of four months from the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of the mailing of this notice (unless otherwise allowed or paid) a claim is thereafter forever barred. Dated this 31st day of March, 2014. Jona J. Hutson Administrator of the Estate 708 W. Thomas Ave, Apt. 401 Shenandoah,IA 51601 Todd G. Nielsen, ICIS PIN Number Todd G. Nielsen ISBA #AT0005759 Attorney for the Administrator KENYON & NIELSEN,P.C. 211 North Maple Street Creston, IA 50801 Date of second publication: April 11, 2014


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FINAL FOUR: Continued from page 7A

said of the 2011 Final Four in Reliant Stadium.

Where’s the love? A reporter asked Calipari why Kentucky seems to engender dislike. “It’s Kentucky,” he said. “It’s what you buy into if you want to coach at Kentucky or play at Kentucky, You got some guys (reporters?) with agendas. You got some guys that, you know, it’s that program. It’s part of it.”

1-and-almost-done Calipari and Wisconsin Coach Bo Ryan hinted broadly that the so-called one-and-done rule will be significantly changed soon. Nothing that he and the UK coach served on the National Association of Basketball Coaches Board of Directors, Ryan said, “I’m sure there’s something coming down the road that’s going to alter that.” Calipari questioned why so-called one-and-done players are perceived as something less than fullyfledged college athletes. “Does a player have to be here four years to be a terrific college player?” he asked. Calipari said new labeling would help. “The issue of one-and-done has now (gained) a bad connotation,” he said. “So we’re going to break out something Calipari new this week to

get you guys off this oneand-done so that we can think about (it) in another term, which is trying to help these kids do what they’re trying to do as college students, as where they want their careers to go.”

‘Not a business’ UConn wing Niels Giffey spoke of the value of a fouryear college experience. “I think it’s just a great opportunity to grow as a person and a player on a different level where it’s not all about business,” he said. “Where it’s not about money. “It’s about family and getting together as a group. . . . “You will always have that family ad that basis. I think that’s why peop;le should consider taking four years, getting their degree and really making an impact on your university.”

Level 5 More than once, Ollie noted how UConn had to play at “level 5” against Florida in Saturday’s other semifinal. Level 5? “It’s just a championship mentality,” he said. “It’s playing together, playing unselfish, playing as five and not just one. Because sometimes you get to this stage and you want to play as one and you want to go off and be an individual. But that’s not going to work.” ——— ©2014 Lexington HeraldLeader (Lexington, Ky.) Visit the Lexington Herald-Leader (Lexington, Ky.) at www.kentucky.com Distributed by MCT Information Services

Salvatore Aleto, Jr.

“Generations” will be on display at the Creston Depot from April 4 - April 30, 2014

Opening Reception April 4th from

Lost & Found

Card of Thanks

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

MISSING IN THE KENT AREA: Border Collie, white with black spots, female, answers to “Lou”, 641-202-1227. FOUND: SET OF KEYS on key ring at 212 S. Sumner, call 641-2021560 to identify and We would like to claim. thank everyone for their generosity and kind- Livestock ness. We sincerely appreciate all of the prayers and FOR SALE: PUREBRED offers of help. They will registered black Angus surely be missed. bulls, freeze branded, God Bless you all. semen checked, good Denise and Leon Frey disposition. Also purefamilies bred open heifers. Bradley Angus Farms, Business 641-344-3875. POLLED HEREFORD Services BULLS, 2 year olds and MCNEILL TREE SER- yearlings, will deliver, VICE. Topping, Trim- virgin bulls; yearling ming and Removal. Free polled Hereford heifers, Estimates, insured. Call Dick Graham 641-340David at 641-344-9052. 0325. CLARK'S TREE & Garage Sale STUMP Removal. Free Estimates, Insured. Call Northwest 641-782-4907 or 641342-1940. HOUSECLEANING WANTED: $12.50 per hour, weekly or bi- 400 N. Sycamore monthly, references, call Saturday, April 5 Teresa, 641-278-0595. A huge thank you to all for the cards, phone calls, hugs and gifts I received upon my retirement. It was unexpected and greatly appreciated. Alice Reed

GARAGE SALE

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

Come and be a part of an awesome day of music of all genres, fun, performances, and youth sharing the love of God through their life testimonies.

FREE ADMISSION Please bring a non-perishable food item to enter into a drawing of many awesome prizes You will have a chance to win several $50 Walmart gift cards, MP3 players, $25 Casey’s gift cards, iTunes cards, movie passes, 19 inch flat screen TV. All food will be used to support families in the community!!

All ages welcomed! For the young and young at heart!!! Saturday, April 5th • 1pm to 5pm Event Location: YMCA Fine Art Center Acts 2:17 - And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your young men shall see visions, Your old men shall dream dreams.

For More Info Please Call (515) 249-3364

LENOX CARE CENTER Now hiring a full time RN

to join our new Premier Ventilator Weaning Unit/ Long Term Care Center. On site training provided by our on staff Respiratory Therapist. Competitive benefits and 401K. Leading the area in RN wages! If you are interested in joining our team contact Kim Bashor, RN/DON 641-333-2226 or stop by and apply within.

The Union County Conservation Board is currently seeking separate bids associated with a Park Ranger Residence at Three Mile Lake. The first bid packet is for a 30’ X 64’ 3 bedroom, 2 full bath modular home. The second bid packet is for a 30’ X 64’ walkout basement for a modular home. The third bid packet is for a septic system to include the tank and lateral fields to accommodate a 3 bedroom, 2 bath modular home. Bid packets may be picked up at the Union County Conservation Board Office by appointment or at the Union County Auditor’s Office during regular business hours. All sealed bids must be turned into the Union County Courthouse Auditor’s office during regular business hours. Sealed bids are due by April 30, 2014 at 4:00 P.M. Bids tentatively will be opened May 5, 2014 at the regularly scheduled Union County Board of Supervisors meeting at 300 N Pine St. Creston, IA. All bidders are welcome to attend this bid opening. Successful bidder will be required to furnish a performance bond equal to 100% of the contract price on the modular home and the walkout basement projects. A bid security equal to 5% of the total bid will be required. All bidders will follow Local, State, and Federal regulations on specifications within the project area. Whenever possible and feasible all ADA specifications and State Fire Codes will be used and followed. The Union County Conservation Board is an equal opportunity employer, and will follow all regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Please include the following information with your bid on the official bid sheet: Your business name, business phone, cell phone and business address. A list of three references that will include: job site or title of project and contact person directly related to the job and contact information For more information contact Doug Jones at 1577 Creamery Rd. Afton, IA 50830 or call: Office- (641)-347-5100 Cell-(641)-344-3680

For Rent

DRIVERS: FLATBED. New Pay Increase. Great Miles/ Pay & Home time, New 2014 trucks w/APU's & Refrigerator Full Benefits + Flatbed Equipment Supplied. CDL-A, 2yrs exp. 855219-5996

2 BEDROOM HOUSE, $500/month, plus deposit and utilities, no pets, NO SMOKING, references required, 641344-3201.

EFFIENCY APARTMENT in Afton, $375/mo., includes stove, refrigerator, A/C, washer/dryer on premises, 641-3445478.

2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH Duplex. Includes utilities, yard care, snow removal, appliances, cable TV, wireless Internet, $775/mo. plus damage deposit, call Kent 641745-0568.

For Sale

ORIENT or CRESTON CAREGIVER needed. Assist senior with housekeeping, 5-10 hours per week, $8.75/hr. + bonus Call Caretech 1-800991-7006. PLUMBERS & HELPERS, New Construction & Service Cook Plumbing Corporation, 1425 Fuller Road, West Des Moines EEO TRUCK DRIVERS: $1,000 Sign-On Bonus! Make up to $70,000 A YEAR! No QUALCOMMs~ No NYC~ APUs www.Universetruck.com~ 1-866-958-7825.

For Rent

FOR SALE: HEDGE POSTS, Circle T Ranch, Kellerton, 641-2230826.

Shop Avon at home or in your office with personal or direct delivery and guaranteed satisfaction! Contact STACY MILLER • 641-344-6229 Avon Independent Sales Representative www.youravon.com/stacymiller

Prairie View Assisted Living is having a community

GaraGe Sale Saturday, April 12

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. All proceeds will go to Prairie View Resident Council

CARRIER NEEDED in Greenfield

Deliver Monday-Friday

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

Audiological Services Inc,

is seeking a part-time Patient Care Coordinator (PCC) for our Creston location. Must be available at least one 8 hour shift a week and as needed. Must be willing to complete training in Clarinda, IA mileage will be compensated. Please contact Jessica at Jessica@asiaudiology.com; or 712-623-4802 for questions and to submit resume.

First United Methodist Church is looking for a

Performs a variety of complex clerical, secretarial & administrative functions. Computer skills are a must.

Submit ReSume to:

Pastor Gideon Gallo P.O. Box 265, Creston, IA 641-782-2427

Accountant Wanted

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

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:

Vintage Park Apartments 801 East Van Buren, Lenox, Iowa 50851

Email: manager@vintageparkapts.com EOE Drug Free

Send resume to

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

NOTICE TO BIDDERS AND CONTRACTORS

For Rent

TWO BEDROOM APARTMENT for rent, 310 N. Oak, Creston, de8:00 a.m. - ? posit required, 641-202Furniture, pictures, 1827. small table & chairs, table lamps, small roll top desk, adding machine, medicine cabinet, some tools, & misc.

PT Administrative Secretary

Youth CommunitY EvEnt

Employment

Dalton Ag, Inc. in Lenox, Iowa is currently accepting applications for full-time and temporary

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

CDL DRIVER Iowa Select Farms has positions open for CDL Drivers responsible for transporting hogs between farm sites and to packer locations. Drivers operate company-owned late model Peterbilt trucks and haul five days a week, home every day. This position requires a Class A CDL with a clean driving record. Candidates must be dependable, detail-oriented and follow all regulatory, safety, biosecurity and record keeping protocols. Previous livestock hauling experience desired. Drivers receive competitive compensation and an excellent benefits package that includes single/family health, vision and dental coverage, 401(k), life insurance, flex plan and vacation, holiday and sick pay with sick day payout. Get hired and refer a friend to any position within the company — employees receive a $1,560 referral bonus. Apply online at www.iowaselect.com, contact Domingo Pedro at 641-347-5065 or stop by 101 North Douglas in Afton to complete an application.

Iowa Select Farms is an equal opportunity employer.


Creston News Advertiser Friday, April 4, 2014

Miscellaneous $50 or Less 3 TIER CHOCOLATE Cedar Lane FOUNTAIN, used once, Greenhouse 21 inches tall, $10.00, NOW OPEN 641-782-5361. 1-mile N. of Redding, IA, E. on 292nd St. 1/3 mile BLUE BATHROOM toilet Garden Seed; Seed stool, new insides in Potatoes; Onion Sets & tank, $25.00 OBO, 641Plants; Asparagus; 782-5992. Rhubarb; Raspberry Plants; Strawberries; Fruit Trees; Roses; Shrubs; Perennials; Bedding Plants; Hanging Baskets; Veggie Plants in Season; Supplies and more

$50 or Less

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.

TOSHIBA TheaterWide 61” analog rear-projection television, works, $50.00, 641-782-4582. Behind the eight ball? Here’s your cue: Want Ads will work for you!

CHINA, PLACE SETTING for 10, $30.00; 33 records $10.00; green 7Up jug that came from the old Coke plant, $20.00; 641-344-5892.

1001 Cottonwood 641-782-8511 jdavis@careinitiatives.org www.careinitiatives.org Not for Profit

Ask for Zeke or Kent

EOE/AAP Disability & Vets

Help Wanted Waitstaff Bar staff Kitchen staff

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$1000 Full-time • $500 Part-time If you are interested in making a difference in the lives of our residents please contact:

Apply in Person

Jessica Seitz, RN Director of Nursing Services

The Windrow

Creston Nursing & Rehab Center

Available for Adoption

641-782-8511

EOE/AAP Disability & Vets

Creston Animal Rescue Effort

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

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Red Barn Lawn Ornaments Open April 9

We have a large assortment of statues, benches, bird baths and gazing balls. If you have statues needing repainting or other repair give us a call

Hours: Tuesday - Friday 9AM–Noon and 1-6PM and Saturday - 9AM–1PM

This independent McDonald’s Franchise is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Become part of the UnityPoint family. We are recruiting FT/PT nurses (RN/LPN) to work with children in the home setting in the Lamoni, Osceola, and Creston areas. Daytime and overnight hours available. Training provided. Excellent compensation package including benefits for both FT and PT. For consideration, visit our website WWW.UNITYPOINTATHOME.ORG and apply to job code 37127 for RN or 37127 for LPN.

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This independent McDonald’s Franchise is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Universal Worker

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.

77 acres in Adams County

Land Location: 8 miles west of Creston in Section 10 of Union Township. General Description: 77 acres more or less in Adams County, Iowa. leGal Description The West Half of the Northwest Quarter (W½NW¼) in Section Ten (10), Township Seventy-two (72) North, Range Thirty –two (32), West of the 5th P.M., in Adams County, Iowa, or as per abstract. Available to farm March 1, 2015; subject to crop-share lease and cash rent lease for 2014 crop year csr: 49.2 net taxes: $376.00 and $522.00 terms: Cash, Ten percent (10%) down payment after acceptance of bid with balance due at closing on or before June 6, 2014. Sale is not subject to buyer obtaining financing. Sale is subject to court approval. methoD of sale: Sealed bids will be received until noon on April 25, 2014, at Harvey Law Office, 109 W. Montgomery Street, Creston, Iowa. Those submitting highest sealed bids will be invited to a private auction 10 a.m. May 1, 2014, at Harvey Law Office, at which time the successful buyer will sign a real estate contract containing the full terms of sale. Ten (10%) percent of the purchase price shall be paid upon execution of the contract and the balance of the purchase price will be due before June 6, 2014, upon presentation of abstract showing marketable title and delivery of Court Officer Deed. SELLERS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANY AND ALL BIDS. *Announcements on the day of sale shall take precedence over any written advertising material. This sale is subject to the approval of the Iowa District Court for Union County. This sale is subject to a crop-share lease and cash rent lease for 2014 crop year.

DONALD D. MULLIN ESTATE

Executor of the Estate is Patricia Mullin Buyers shall do their own research as to farming practices and tillable acres available. Typically the North ½ has been for tillable crop acres and the south ½ has been for pasture. Sellers make no warranty as to ground quality and productivity. For bid forms, proposed contract and additional information on the real estate, contact: Harvey Law Office, Loretta L. Harvey, Attorney at Law, 109 W. Montgomery Street, P.O. Box 85, Creston, Iowa 50801; phone (641) 782-7051; fax (641) 782-7053; email: harvey_law_office@mediacombb.net.

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

NOW HIRING: 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. Pre-employment drug screen required. For consideration, please fax or mail resume with salary requirements to:

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

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Your Guide To Dining And Entertainment

Hamburger NigHt Monday, April 7th 5 - 7:30 p.m. Hamburger $3 • Cheeseburger $3.25 Bacon Cheeseburger $3.50 • Fries $1.75 Coffee and Tea Included

— Open to the Public —

Eagles Club • Creston Iowa Breakfast Buffet Sunday, April 6th 8-10:45 am

ghtly Serving liled loins, il r g breaded ausage, eggs, bacon, s wn casserole, hashbro ies & fruit pastr

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Beverage not included

RESTAURANT AND SPORTS BAR

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Vintage Park Apartments

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OPEN HOUSES 908 W. Summit • Creston

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hOME SERVICES DIRECTORY Find the right people for the job, right here.

Call us at 641-337-5391 or 641-344-5369

LAND AUCTION

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

Please apply in person at:

We are 7 miles north of Creston on Cherry Street Road.

Hope to see you ~ Rodney and Linda Mahn

Auction Calendar

We offer flexible hours, competitive pay, free uniforms, employee meal plan and much more!

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The following positions are available for Crew: • Breakfast • Lunch

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Monday’s

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Looking for great people for all shifts

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bonus, insurance & retirement program

Creston Nursing & Rehab Center

Apply at Creston True Value 641-782-2882

Full-time Nurse

We offer flexible hours, competitive pay, free uniforms, employee meal plan

$500 Full-time • $250 Part-time

Responsible for repair or all brands lawn mowers, chain saws and string trimmers. Must work well with the public, compensation based on experience.

Creston Nursing & Rehab Center is looking for a

Now Hiring: • Shift Managers

Sign On BOnuS

Small Engine Mechanic

$50 or Less

Looking for great people for all shifts

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Saturday, April 5th • 10-11:30am Fantastic Living Space!

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Saturday, April 5th • 1-2:30pm Move right in!

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Computer Repair

Siding & Windows

BUILTNETWORkS, 805 Wyoming Ave, Creston, IA, 641-782-4765, Computer sales, repair, networking. Over 25 years experience. PC & Mac.

GAULE EXTERIORS Steel and vinyl siding, replacement windows and seamless guttering. Quality craftsmanship, over a decade of professional service in Southwest SpROUSE COMpUTER SOLU- Iowa. 641-782-0905. TIONS. 120 N. Main, Lenox, 641-780-5760 12 years experiReplaceence. Reasonable & Quality PC WESTMAN WINDOWS. ment windows tilt for easy cleaning repair and tutoring. and rebates bays, bows, sliders, etc. Any custom size and shape, 30+ Glass years in Creston. I sell, service and QUALITY GLASS CO. Automotive, install, for no-pressure estimate call home, business and farm. Charlie Westman 641-782-4590 or Commercial lock service and 641-344-5523. trailer sales. hwy 34 East, in Creston 641-782-5155 BOWMAN SIDING & WINDOWS. All major brands of vinyl and steel siding, Home Improvements Heartland, Traco and Revere thermal replacement windows. Recipient of & Repairs the Revere Premium Renovator Award. ELECTRICAL. John Brennan. Seamless guttering and Leaf Relief gutter covers. 33 years of continuous Licensed. 641-782-3795. reliable service in Southwest Iowa, free estimates, 641-322-5160 Plumber or 1-800-245-0337. SChROEDER pLUMBING and ELECTRICAL. Central air repair/ new installations, new breaker boxes, lighting fixtures, softeners, water heaters. Specialize in manufactured and mobile homes. Free estimates, licensed, insured, 641-202-1048. Accept Visa & Mastercard.

Storage ShARp’S SELf-STORAGE Boats, records, inventory, furniture. You store it, lock it, take the key. Industrial park, Creston, 641-782-6227.


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Creston News Advertiser Friday, April 4, 2014

Adair County Iowa Democrats, GOP ‘kind of’ agree to education budget deal 4-H, FFA swine tagging protocol for 2014 GREENFIELD — All Adair County 4-H and FFA members who are planning to exhibit swine at the 2014 Adair County Fair must have their pigs tagged as part of the countywide identification program scheduled for April 9 to 15. Adair County Extension office staff and the Adair County Fair swine committee have the responsibility to follow protocol that will provide swine exhibitors and their farm sites the greatest protection from disease when identifying swine for exhibition at the Adair County Fair and the Iowa State Fair. Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) is a new virus to the U.S. and was first confirmed in the country on May 17, 2013. PEDV only infects pigs, not humans or other livestock. Because PEDV is highly infectious and can create tremendous financial losses to a pork producer, the swine tagging process for the 2014 Adair County Fair will be different than in past years. If you are planning to exhibit swine at the 2014 Adair County Fair and/or the 2014 Iowa State Fair and

have not received a letter with detailed protocol and instructions for tagging, contact Adair County Extension immediately at 1-800ISUE 399. Separate classes will be offered at the fair for market barrows and gilts. Each exhibitor can show three head of market barrows and three head of market gilts. In addition, they may enter up to two pens of market hogs. Exhibitors may also show two breeding gilts. Birth dates for all gilts must be provided in order for those animals to be eligible for the breeding class. Members may also choose to nominate up to six head of their pigs for the lean value carcass contest sponsored by Adair County Pork Producers. There is a $3 per head entry fee. No pigs will be weighed. Final placing in the contest will be determined by lean carcass value – not lean gain per day on test. For more information about the county and state fair swine tagging requirements, call the Extension office at 641-743-8412 or 1-800-ISUE 399.

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(MCT) — Democratic legislative leaders say there’s agreement on a fiscal 2015 budget that will amount to nearly oneseventh of the proposed total general fund spending next year. “We’ve reached a bipartisan agreement on investing $986 million, an increase of $87 million over last year,” Senate Education Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Brian Schoenjahn, D-Arlington, said Thursday. Mostly true, said his House counterpart, Rep. Cecil Dolecheck, RMount Ayr. “About 90 percent of the money is kind of agreed to, but there are

sizable differences,” he said. Schoenjahn, speaking at Democratic leaders’ weekly news conference, acknowledged he and Dolecheck “are still working to find common ground on every priority.” However, he’s convinced lawmakers will agree on a budget that increases investments in helping teachers improve, helping kids learning to read, and freezing tuition at regents universities. “All in all, I believe we’ve put the money where it belongs,” Schoenjahn said. Right place or not, Senate Minority Leader Bill Dix, R-Shell Rock,

said Senate Democrats “continue to show they have an insatiable desire not spend Iowans’ hardearned money and grow government.” Gov. Terry Branstad and House majority Republicans have proposed budgets that spend less and increase spending at a rate more in line with growth in family budgets, which, Dix said, have increased 3 to 3.5 percent. The proposed state budget represents a 7.5 percent increase. “If we, as Republicans, were in charge, we would be dealing with budgets that are spending substantially less” than the proposed $7 billion general

fund budget, Dix said. That would cost those families Dix was talking about, Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal, DCouncil Bluffs, said. “I certainly appreciate that Republicans think that tuition should go up,” he said referring to Dix’s remarks. “That’ the result if we don’t fund regents at the level we’re funding them. If they want to make that case, they can offer amendments to cut this budget and force tuition to go up.” ——— ©2014 The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) Distributed by MCT Information Services

Celebrate National Volunteer Week GREENFIELD — National Volunteer Week, April 6 to 12, is a weeklong celebration that focuses on recognizing the work of volunteers. Adair County Extension and Outreach is fortunate to have many caring and faithful adult volunteers. Each year, hundreds of Extension volunteers lend

their support to youths through mentoring, skill development, citizenship and leadership while others lend their support by serving on committees and boards. Whether in 4-H family homes across the county, in community settings, or in the Extension office, a tremendous “thank you”

Let us help you keep the COLD out this winter and LOWER those energy bills!

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is extended to our volunteers for their extraordinary effort. Many of the programs and events in the Adair County 4-H program would not be possible without the support and dedication of many volunteers. This year’s volunteer recognition theme is “Celebrate Service.”

Adair County Extension and Outreach staff salute our volunteers now and throughout the year. This year marks the 40th anniversary of National Volunteer Week, demonstrating the enduring importance of recognizing the country’s volunteers for their vital contributions.

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