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Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad tours new $30 million soy flour mill facility built by CHS Inc., located on East Howard St. in Creston. ■
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Carl Casale, president and chief executive officer of CHS Inc., left, walks with Iowa Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and Tom Malecha, vice president of CHS, during a tour Tuesday of the new $30 million flour mill constructed by CHS on East Howard Street in Creston.
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owa Gov. Terry Branstad spent 45 minutes here Tuesday touring a brand new $30 million soy flour mill facility at CHS, Inc. located on East Howard Street in Creston. CHS top executives Carl Casale and Tom Malecha guided the tour. They told Branstad the flour mill facility should be fully operational by mid-summer and will produce 30 to 35 good-paying jobs in Creston. That’s welcoming news for Branstad who hasn’t given up on his administration’s goal of creating 200,000 jobs in Iowa by 2015. It’s also welcoming news for Creston which lost more than 70 jobs in September 2013 when Gits Manufacturing officially announced its closure. “When you have one of the largest soy flour plants in North America, which that is what this plant in Creston is, it provides an opportunity in our local Pantini ag industry to capitalize on new jobs and new investments in the community,” said Wayne Pantini, executive director of Union County Development Association. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds viewed two levels of the flour mill building Tuesday morning. The mill will be capable of producing 200,000 tons of soy products per year, when fully operational. Malecha said the soy flour will be
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Carl Casale, president and chief executive officer of CHS Inc., speaks about the new flour mill constructed by his company in Creston during a conference Tuesday morning. Left is Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad.
made from whole soybeans produced by farmers in the nine counties surrounding Creston. Malecha said soy flour is used in doughnuts, breads and cookies. “Soy flour is a replacement for wheat flour,” Malecha said. “Soy flour has a higher nutritional content and is prefferred for baking items because more water can be added which increase moistness of the bakery products, thus, adding shelf life.” Soy flour can also be a meat extender for products like pizza toppings and imitation bacon bits. “The soy flour is mixed in with sausage or pepperoni pizza topping,”Malecha said. “It might be 2/3 meat and 1/3 soy flour, and the soy flour does two Please see FLOUR MILL, Page 2
Creston is on the edge of the predicted severe weather that will move through the central part of the state this afternoon and into Friday morning. The Creston News Advertiser coverage area has a 40 percent chance of receiving rain today, with the potential for some of the showers to have heavy winds, hail and the potential for an isolated tornado. “It looks like it will hit in the late afternoon, which is the typical time to get severe weather this time of year,” said state climatologist Harry Hillaker. “For the most part, the severe weather this season has not been widespread, but one bad after- Hillaker noon can make the season.” Hail is dependent on how ■ Storm high the freezing level is in the expected atmosphere. This time of year it to move through is typically between 13,000 and Iowa this 14,000 feet. afternoon “May and June are our most into Friday likely times to have severe morning. weather,” Hillaker said. The storm system started to pass through the state Wednesday with an isolated storm dropping hail between Fort Dodge and Sac City. Temperatures could reach the 80s today depending on how much cloud cover precedes the storm system. The forecast for the weekend has temperatures around 70, which Hillaker said is typical of this time of year. The next chance of rain for the Creston area will be Sunday afternoon into Monday morning.
DNR confirms wolf found in Iowa (MCT) — A coyote hunter in February shot a wolf near Fairbank in northwest Buchanan County — the first documented wolf in Iowa since at least 1925, according to the Department of Natural Resources. The confirmation of the animal as a wolf, by DNA testing, closes the circle on big predators that, though once exterminated, have re-entered Iowa, at least in small numbers — black bear, mountain lion and now the wolf. “I was surprised but not that surprised,” said DNR furbearer specialist Vince Evelsizer, noting that Wisconsin and Minnesota have substantial wolf populations. “Large animals can cover great distances, and state lines mean nothing to them,” he said. Evelsizer’s lack of surprise was foretold in the
■ CHS soy flour mill will produce 30 to 35 jobs in Creston with salaries ranging from entry level at $35K to engineer at $120K ■ The mill will be capable of producing 200K tons of soy products per year ■ Soy flour is used in bakery items like doughnuts, breads and cookies ■ The mill will produce about 80 percent GMO soy flour and 20 percent non-GMO ■ CHS Inc., is a Fortune 100 company that did $2 billion in sales last year in Iowa.
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Robert “Bob” Jameson Sr., 83, of Bridgew a t e r died May 6, 2014, at Adair County Memorial H o s p i t a l Jameson in Greenfield. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 10, at the United Methodist Church in Greenfield. The Revs. Eric Schubert and Sandy Smith will officiate. Burial will be in Greenfield Cemetery. Open visitation will be 3 to 8 p.m. Friday with family present 6 to 8 p.m. at the church. Steen Funeral Home, 101 S.E. Fourth St., Greenfield, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www. steenfunerals.com. Robert Eugene Jameson Sr., son of Katherine (Funke) and Clyde Elwood Jameson, was born Dec. 6, 1930, on a farm in Adair County near Greenfield. Bob attended Lee No. 3 rural school and graduated from Greenfield High School in 1948. On June 2, 1949, Bob married Delores Marie Ruch in Des Moines. They made their home in Greenfield for
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William Franklin Doran, 92, of C r e s ton, Iowa, died May 5, 2014, at the home of his daughter, Deborah Doran Doran Walls, in Oklahoma City, OK. Services will be 3:00 p.m., Sunday, May 11, at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Creston, IA. The Rev. Dianna M. Clark will officiate the service. Burial will be 5:30 p.m., Sunday, in Grandview Cemetery at Albany, MO. Visitation will be 2 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 10, with the family receiving friends and relatives at Powers Funeral Home, jct. hwy 34 & 25, Creston. Donations can be made in Bill’s name to the First Christian Church of Creston. Online condolences may be made at www.powersfh.com. William Franklin “Bill” Doran, son of William and Maude Kay Doran, was born August 9, 1921 in Douglas County, Missouri. He lived on a farm outside of Ava, Missouri, and attended Victory School and Mound High School. In 1939 he enrolled at the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO, and earned a B.S. degree in Agriculture in 1943. Upon graduation, he attended the Navy’s Officer Candidate School at Columbia University in New York City. On an eight-day leave between officers’ training school and assignment to a ship in San Francisco, Bill married Ruth Sampson on November 26, 1943. They had met in 1941 while both were attending the University of Missouri. During World War II Bill served on supply ships in the Pacific the-
a short time, then moved to a farm near Bridgewater until 1960, when they moved to Bridgewater. Bob worked as an electrician with his brother and then went to work at the elevator. In 1971, Bob and Delores purchased the elevator and operated it as Jameson Feed and Grain. They sold it in 1995. Bob is survived by his son Randall (wife Paula) Jameson of Bridgewater; daughter Vicki (husband Jerry) Eshelman of Greenfield; daughter-in-law Jeanne Jameson of Bridgewater; grandchildren, Jodee O’Connor, Tonya Jameson, Misti Zimmerline, Jason Jameson, Erin Thompson, Bethany Thompson, Ami Christensen, Stacie Hull, Pam Long, Mark Eshelman and Chad Metzger; 26 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; brothers, Marion (wife Margaret) Jameson of Des Moines, Wayne Jameson of Fontanelle and Darrell (wife Alice) Jameson of Greenfield; sisters, Bonnie (husband Jim) Stalder of Greenfield and Eileen Armstrong of Greenfield; a great number of nieces, nephews, and friends. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, wife in 2005, son Robert Jr., daughter-inlaw Bobbie, granddaughter Sheri Metzger; and brothers, Keith, Richard and Ronald Jameson. ater. After the war he spent some time with the occupation forces in Japan. He also spent several months in China. Bill was discharged from the Navy in 1946, but he remained in the Naval Reserve until 1973, when he retired with the rank of Lt. Commander. Bill taught vocational agriculture in Sheridan, Missouri and Panora, Iowa until 1956, when he joined the U.S. Soil Conservation Service. He worked for the SCS in Waseca, Minnesota, and Sidney, Iowa, and was District Conservationist in Corydon, Iowa, from 1959 until 1970. He moved to Creston, Iowa, as District Conservationist in 1970. His proudest achievement was the completion of two watershed projects. These projects included construction of two large lakes, the 12 Mile and the 3 Mile, which supply water to towns as far as 40 miles away. After his retirement in 1982, he and his wife, Ruth, wintered in south Texas. Bill continued these trips between Iowa and Texas until the spring of this year. Survivors include his son, Sam Doran (wife Carol) of Wappingers Falls, NY; his daughter, Deborah Doran Walls (husband Tom) of Oklahoma City, OK; his brother, Russell Doran (wife Ella) of Ava, MO; his sister Marcelline Hudson (husband James) of Gainesville, MO; his sisters-inlaw, Betty Doran and Rita Doran; his grandson, the Rev. Jayd Doran Neely of Nashville, TN; his granddaughters Elizabeth Doran of Boston, MA; Meghann Neely Gardner (husband Joe) of Portland, OR; and Susan Doran Pollock (husband Doug) of San Francisco, CA; and a number of nieces and nephews. Bill was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Ruth in 2006; two sisters, Mary Doran and Maxine Doran Lathrom (husband Joe); and two brothers, Raymond Doran and Richard Doran.
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bers present: Dennis Brown, Lois Monday, and Ron Riley. AGENDA: Motion by Riley and seconded by Monday to approve the Agenda. All voting aye, motion carried. MINUTES: Motion by Monday and seconded by Riley to approve the minutes from April 21, 2014. All voting aye, motion carried. OPEN FORUM: No one spoke during open forum. ENGINEER: Steve Akes, Union County Engineer, presented and discussed the weekly maintenance activity report, possible amendment to FY2015 Five Year Construction Program, consider temporary granular surfacing in conjunction with upToday is May 8, the 128th coming projects on H17 (REA Road), and advance weight limit signs at various locaday of the year. There are tions. Project Number BROS-C088(49)237 days left in 2014. Be5F-88: Motion by Riley and seconded by Monday to approve and sign the construclow are news items from the tion plans for Project Number BROSCreston News Advertiser C088(49)-5F-88, (bridge replacement NE of Thayer in Section 1 of Jones Townfor this week (May 4-11) in ship.) All voting aye, motion carried. Compensation Estimates and Right-ofhistory. Way Contracts for Project Number BROS-C088(49)-5F-88: Motion by Riley and seconded by Monday for the chair to SWCC athletes of the sign the compensation estimates and rightof-way contracts for Project Number year were Kristian Williams, BROS-C088(49)-5F-88 (NE of Thayer in basketball, of Melbourne, Section 1 of Jones Township) between Larry J Schultes and Union County for Australia; Angie Hawkins, $7,171.98. All voting aye, motion carried RECORDER: Motion by Monday and softball, of Ledora, Iowa; seconded by Riley to accept the January, and Walter Bolingo, cross February, and March 2014 monthly reports as presented by Union County country, of Kenya. Recorder, Paula White. All voting aye, Lisa Quam and Leslie motion carried. CLAIMS/ HANDWRITTEN: Motion Wurster began a plan to by Monday and seconded by Riley to pay claims 120553-120629 and to approve a make improvements to hand written claim to Windstream in the Creston Municipal Airport. amount of 2,714.06 for the County monthly phone bill. All voting aye, motion carThe women enlisted help ried. CNAFUND file photo from their husbands and 0001 GENERAL BASIC A-1firefighter WINDOW SERVICE..............125.00 Ed Rose is assisted with his air tank by Stacy Hightshoe and Mick Landers. avid pilots Denny Quam and ACS GOVERNMENT.................1,100.00 wereSession taking part in youth week at the Creston ARAMARK.......................................12.17 Greg Wurster and Creston The two Creston High School juniorsRegular Fire Department in May 1994. AUDITOR OF STATE..............34,865.42 April 28, 2014 Municipal Airport Manager The Union County Board of Supervi- BLAZEK -DECAT COORDINATOR............................280.82 in Regular Session on Monday, year. Onemetstory featured was of school Larry West and his wife An- increased the total of his- sors April 28, 2014. The meeting was called to BM SALES........................................94.50 toric development tax cred- order Thearl a Knoxgie. at 9:00Mescher, AM with the following mem- BROWN.............................................92.40 present: Dennis Brown, Lois Mon- CARPENTER UNIFORM CO.........99.90 ville, native who kept CITY This plan started with the its from $20 million to $50 bers OnOFMay 9, there was a CRESTON...................7,386.91 day, andIowa, Ron Riley. Motionhe bywas Rileya and sec- CRESTON PROFESSI FIRE a AGENDA: journal while prispainting of the walls and a million. ceremony marking the renoonded by Monday to approve the Agenda. FIGH.................................................405.00 That included $10 million All Balloon Days mural in the oner ofaye, warmotion during WWII in vation DULANEY REPORTING .78.15 voting carried. of COURT the Rainbow Park MINUTES: Motion by Monday and GALLS-QUARTERMASTER.......130.98 terminal. Other improve- for projects that create 500 seconded Nazi Germany. fountain. by Riley to approve the minutes GREEN VALLEY PEST ments to the terminal area, or more jobs. fromThe April 21, 2014. Allhoused voting aye, in mo- CONTROL.......................................401.00 display, Creston Park and RecreHEARTLAND TIRE & AUTO......374.17 tion carried. including pictures, cable a OPEN bus,FORUM: was supported by ation HY-VEE INC................................2,652.00 Director George Kirby No one spoke during IOWA STATE COUN OF TREAS. .10.00 forum. television, new furniture and TRACES, a Des Moinesgave an opening speech folGas prices spiked to open KUCERA MD....................................35.00 ENGINEER: Steve Akes, Union Counlandscaping were also part nearly $2 a gallon. Regular tybased LES NELSON INVESTMENTS.1,154.00 nonprofit group withthe lowed Engineer, presented and discussed by remarks from Bob weekly maintenance activity report, possi- MAIL SERVICES LLC..................447.01 of the plan. hopes to preserve past VFW Post 1797 unleaded gas was pushing ble MASTERCARD/ISSB....................151.86 amendment to FY2015the Fivehistory Year Con- Clark, MEYER LABORATORY INC.........82.95 Program, consider of temporary Current Gov. Chet Cul- $1.85. Premium unleaded struction of Midwest prisoners war. commander, and Mayor surfacing in conjunction with up- MILLER...........................................172.40 ver signed into law a mea- was at $2.09 a gallon in granular MULLIN............................................89.60 Creston AcDonahue. coming projects High on H17 School (REA Road), and Terry weight limit signs at various loca- NAPA.................................................41.10 sure more than doubling Sioux City and $2.03 in Des advance tiviesProject Director Olson QUALITY The fountain first fell into GLASS..........................460.46 Number Curt BROS-C088(49)tions. REHA...............................................183.75 the amount of tax credits Moines. 5F-88: Motionrecognition by Riley and seconded received fromby disrepair in the mid-1950s Monday to approve and sign the construc- RICHARD L WILSON PC...............65.27 available to developers who the plans Hawkeye 10 Conference was fixed again in 1979 “Behind Barbed Wire: tion SCHLEISMAN..................................18.00 for Project Number BROS- and SIDDENS, TERI................................25.00 (bridge renovate historic sites that Midwest POWs in Nazi C088(49)-5F-88, funds from a CommuforThayer his 22 years ofreplacement service toNE with in Section 1 of Jones Town- STATE MEDICAL EXAMINER.3,233.00 have fallen into disrepair. Germany” was on display at of THATCHER......................................90.40 Development Block ship.) All votingconference. aye, motion carried. the athletic He nity Estimates and Right-of- THOMPSON....................................185.50 The measure Culver signed Gibson Memorial Library. Compensation retired at the endProject of the Number 2004 Grant. UN CNTY PUBLIC FUNDING Way Contracts for BROS-C088(49)-5F-88: Motion by Riley CN..................................................9,529.00 and seconded by Monday for the chair to UNION COUNTY SADD...............500.00 sign the compensation estimates and right- WINDSTREAM................................46.93 of-way contracts for Project Number 0001 GENERL BASIC FUND BROS-C088(49)-5F-88 (NE of Thayer in TTL: ...........................................64,619.65 Section 1 of Jones Township) between 0002 GENERAL SUPPLEMENTAL Larry J Schultes and Union County for CITY OF CRESTON...................2,274.96 IOWA SECRETARY OF STATE..155.90 $7,171.98. All voting aye, motion carried Continued from –Page 1 TREASURER..................190.00 Continued from Page 1 RECORDER: by Monday and ISACA ed States is GMO and there isMotion no sciseconded by Riley to accept the January, THOMSON REUTERS- WEST.....262.50 ence that GMOs are bad. and March 2014 monthly re- 0002 GEN SUPPLEMENTAL February, TTL: .............................................2,883.36 paragraph of an annual update ports astopresented by Union last County things — makes the pizza look less “It really comes down public senti0010 MH-DD SERVICES FUND Recorder, Paula White. All voting aye,gray of a wolf status reportATwritten greasy on top, but also contains all that ment,” Malecha said. CAROL CLARK ATTRNY motion carried. LAW...................................................44.08 CLAIMS/ HANDWRITTEN: Motion last summer: flavor into the sausage piece.” Byron Day will bymanage the operaMonday and seconded by Riley to pay IOWA FOCUS...................................35.00 “Ifa the current trendPC...............65.27 continues, RICHARD L WILSON Both genetically modified (GMO) tions and maintenance the flour mill claims of 120553-120629 and to approve hand written claim to WindstreamI in the RUSSELL........................................114.00 think it is only a matter of time and non-GMO flour will be produced at CHS in Creston.amount He ofhas more 2,714.06 for than the County month- UNION COUNTY SHERIFF.........222.84 0010 MH-DD SERVICES FND before a validated wild gray wolf is ly phone bill. All voting aye, motion carin Creston and sold to companies 30 years experience in engineering and TTL: ................................................481.19 killed in the state,” he wrote. like General Mills, Nestle and Land plant managment. ried. In addition to soy 0011 RURAL SERVICES BASIC 0001 GENERAL BASIC FUND ACCESS SYSTEMS A-1 WINDOW SERVICE..............125.00 Although wolves areLEASING......24.00 a protected O’Lakes. It will also flour, the mill will also produce soy mill ALLIANT ENERGY.........................34.08 ACS GOVERNMENT.................1,100.00 species MEDIACOM.....................................63.82 in Iowa, the DNR declined be exported all over and soy oil. Regular Session ARAMARK.......................................12.17 MACHINES CO INC.........10.76 April 28, 2014 AUDITOR OF STATE..............34,865.42 a citation to the hunter. Europe, Mexico and Fortune 100 company who to issue OFFICE QUALITY INN & SUITES..............61.60 The Union CountyCHS Board is of aSuperviBLAZEK -DECAT UNION COUNTY sors met in Regular on Monday, The hunter who ENGINEER.......73.11 shot the wolf COORDINATOR............................280.82 Middle East. didSession $2 billion in sales in Iowa last year UNION COUNTY SHERIFF...........37.20 April 28, 2014. The meeting was called to BM SALES........................................94.50 he was at a similar“We will be about andthe$27.6 in cash returns to thought0011 RURLshooting SERVICS BASIC order at 9:00 AM with followingmillion mem- BROWN.............................................92.40 TTL:coyote, ................................................304.57 bers present: Dennis Brown, Lois MonCARPENTER UNIFORM CO.........99.90 80 percent GMO appearing which is legal to Iowa families and communities. day, and Ron Riley. 0020 SECONDARY ROAD FUND CITY OF CRESTON...................7,386.91 and 20 percent nonshoot in the state, DNR Conserva“We are in this business for the long ACCESS SYSTEMS LEASING....120.00 AGENDA: Motion by Riley and sec- CRESTON PROFESSI FIRE ALLIANT ENERGY....................1,302.82 onded by Monday haul to approve Agenda. FIGH.................................................405.00 GMO in Creston,” in the Creston,” Malecha said. “We tion Officer Scott Kinseth said. ARNOLD MOTOR SUPPLY.........308.52 All voting aye, motion carried. DULANEY COURT REPORTING .78.15 BAUER BUILT Malecha said. “There Malecha MINUTES: Motion by Monday are owned byandfarmers so think about GALLS-QUARTERMASTER.......130.98 Suspecting that TIRE..................1,688.96 he might have EAGAN ELECTRIC....................3,646.87 seconded by Riley to approve the minutes GREEN VALLEY PEST is a move for more theAllvalue farmers have. Our integrity shot a wolf, the hunter took it to the GATEWAY PIPE & SUPPLY from April 21, 2014. voting aye, mo- CONTROL.......................................401.00 INC..............................................19,525.40 tion carried. TIRE & AUTO......374.17 HEARTLAND non-GMO products is everything and our word is our bond DNR office in Manchester, where GATR TRUCK CENTER...............399.80 OPEN FORUM: No one spoke during HY-VEE INC................................2,652.00 both in the European marketopen and do- more than what’s written on aCOUN piece examined the animal and GIZA CONTRACTING..................877.00 IOWA STATE OF of TREAS.biologists .10.00 forum. IOWA DEPT Akes, Union Coun- KUCERA MD....................................35.00 mestically. In general, you canty ENGINEER: see that Steve paper.” took samples for DNA testing. TRANSPORTATION.......................50.00 Engineer, presented and discussed the LES NELSON INVESTMENTS.1,154.00 whole foods section in yourweekly grocery IOWA—————— TOOL & MANUFACTURING Branstad a tour of Cardinal MAIL SERVICES LLC..................447.01 maintenance activity report,also possi-took INC................................................1,143.12 ble amendment to FY2015 Five Year Con- MASTERCARD/ISSB....................151.86 store continuing to grow.” struction Glass in Greenfield Tuesday and held a ©2014MCCRACKEN................................100.68 The Gazette (Cedar RapProgram, consider temporary MEYER LABORATORY INC.........82.95 MEDIACOM...................................255.30 MILLER...........................................172.40 granular in conjunction withhall up- meeting Malecha emphasized, though, 90surfacing to STEM town at Southwest ids, Iowa) PERU QUARRY INC................14,559.16 projects on H17 (REA Road), and MULLIN............................................89.60 95 percent of soybean crop incoming the UnitValley in Corning. GLASS..........................138.00 MCT QUALITY Information Services advance weight limit signs atHigh variousSchool loca- NAPA.................................................41.10 RADIO SHACK...................................9.99 tions. Project Number BROS-C088(49)- QUALITY GLASS..........................460.46 SPRING VALLEY WIRELESS.....944.98 5F-88: Motion by Riley and seconded by REHA...............................................183.75 US CELLULAR.................................56.97 Monday to approve and sign the construc- RICHARD L WILSON PC...............65.27 WALMART COMMUNITY/ tion plans for Project Number BROS- SCHLEISMAN..................................18.00 GECRB...............................................37.84 C088(49)-5F-88, (bridge replacement NE SIDDENS, TERI................................25.00 of Thayer in Section 1 of Jones Town- STATE MEDICAL EXAMINER.3,233.00 WINDSTREAM................................64.25 Special Occasion • Costumes • Children • Infant 0020 SECONDARY ROAD FUND ship.) All voting aye, motion carried. THATCHER......................................90.40 Toddlers • Christening • Confirmations TTL: ...........................................45,229.66 Compensation Estimates and782-7036 Right-of- THOMPSON....................................185.50 C DEBT SERVICE FUND 2000 UN CNTY PUBLIC FUNDING Way Contracts for Project Number 347-8725 BANKERS TRUST BROS-C088(49)-5F-88: Motion by Riley CN..................................................9,529.00 Funeral Homes www.powersfh.com — 28 Years COMPANY..............................198,005.00 of Experience • Creston — and seconded by Monday for the chair to UNION COUNTY SADD...............500.00 2000 DEBT SERVICE FUND sign the compensation estimates and right- WINDSTREAM................................46.93 TOTAL: ..................................198,005.00 of-way contracts for Project Number 0001 GENERL BASIC FUND 2010 CO-OP URBAN RENEWAL BROS-C088(49)-5F-88 (NE of Thayer in TTL: ...........................................64,619.65 DEBT Section 1 of Jones Township) between 0002 GENERAL SUPPLEMENTAL BANKERS TRUST Larry J Schultes and Union County for CITY OF CRESTON...................2,274.96 IOWA SECRETARY OF STATE..155.90 COMPANY..............................239,625.00 $7,171.98. All voting aye, motion carried 2010 COOP URBAN RNWL DEBT RECORDER: Motion by Monday and ISACA – TREASURER..................190.00 TTL: ........................................239,625.00 seconded by Riley to accept the January, THOMSON REUTERS- WEST.....262.50 February, and March 2014 monthly re- 0002 GEN SUPPLEMENTAL 2020 COUNTY DEBT FUND ports as presented by Union County TTL: .............................................2,883.36 BANKERS TRUST Recorder, Paula White. All voting aye, 0010 MH-DD SERVICES FUND COMPANY..............................768,990.00 motion carried. CAROL CLARK ATTRNY AT 2020 COUNTY DEBT FUND Public Hearing Notice: CLAIMS/ HANDWRITTEN: Motion LAW...................................................44.08 The Board of Supervisors will hold a TOTAL: ..................................768,990.00 Public Hearing May 19th at 10:00 am in by Monday and seconded by Riley to pay IOWA FOCUS...................................35.00 2040 ROADS/BRIDGES/BUILDINGS the Union County Board of Supervisor's claims 120553-120629 and to approve a RICHARD L WILSON PC...............65.27 BANKERS TRUST Office. At the meeting the board shall re- hand written claim to Windstream in the RUSSELL........................................114.00 COMPANY................................60,287.50 ceive oral or written objections from any amount of 2,714.06 for the County month- UNION COUNTY SHERIFF.........222.84 2040 RD/BRIDGES/BUILDINGS resident or property owner of the county ly phone bill. All voting aye, motion car- 0010 MH-DD SERVICES FND TTL: ...........................................60,287.50 in regards to borrowing up to $150,000 ried. TTL: ................................................481.19 4000 EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT for construction of the Conservation 0001 GENERAL BASIC FUND 0011 RURAL SERVICES BASIC FUND Ranger's Residence at Three Mile Lake. A-1 WINDOW SERVICE..............125.00 ACCESS SYSTEMS LEASING......24.00 ALLIANT ENERGY.......................300.00 ACS GOVERNMENT.................1,100.00 ALLIANT ENERGY.........................34.08 DUCKWORTH..................................80.93 ARAMARK.......................................12.17 MEDIACOM.....................................63.82 GRAPHIC DISPLAYS...................441.00 Regular Session OFFICE MACHINES CO INC.........10.76 AUDITOR OF STATE..............34,865.42 HI CREST, INC.................................46.45 April 28, 2014 QUALITY INN & SUITES..............61.60 MEDIACOM...................................133.26 The Union County Board of Supervi- BLAZEK -DECAT UNION COUNTY ENGINEER.......73.11 VICKER PROGRAMMING & sors met in Regular Session on Monday, COORDINATOR............................280.82 BM SALES........................................94.50 UNION COUNTY SHERIFF...........37.20 SERVICES.......................................394.45 April 28, 2014. The meeting was called to BROWN.............................................92.40 0011 RURL SERVICS BASIC VISA/ISSB.......................................349.80 order at 9:00 AM with the following memCARPENTER UNIFORM CO.........99.90 TTL: ................................................304.57 4000 EMERG MANAGEMNT FND bers present: Dennis Brown, Lois MonCITY OF CRESTON...................7,386.91 0020 SECONDARY ROAD FUND TTL: .............................................1,745.89 day, and Ron Riley. ACCESS SYSTEMS LEASING....120.00 4004 LAW ENFORCEMENT CENTER AGENDA: Motion by Riley and sec- CRESTON PROFESSI FIRE FIGH.................................................405.00 ALLIANT ENERGY....................1,302.82 ARAMARK.......................................15.58 onded by Monday to approve the Agenda. DULANEY COURT REPORTING .78.15 ARNOLD MOTOR SUPPLY.........308.52 BM SALES......................................128.50 All voting aye, motion carried. GALLS-QUARTERMASTER.......130.98 BAUER BUILT TIRE..................1,688.96 MAINSTAY SYSTEMS INC. . .10,850.00 MINUTES: Motion by Monday and EAGAN ELECTRIC....................3,646.87 OFFICE MACHINES COMPANY seconded by Riley to approve the minutes GREEN VALLEY PEST GATEWAY PIPE & SUPPLY INC...................................................120.99 from April 21, 2014. All voting aye, mo- CONTROL.......................................401.00 TIRE & AUTO......374.17 HEARTLAND INC..............................................19,525.40 VERIZON WIRELESS...................359.57 tion carried. HY-VEE INC................................2,652.00 GATR TRUCK CENTER...............399.80 WILLETS & WOOSLEY.................76.00 OPEN FORUM: No one spoke during IOWA STATE COUN OF TREAS. .10.00 GIZA CONTRACTING..................877.00 WINDSTREAM..............................777.98 open forum. IOWA DEPT 4004 LAW ENFORCMNT CENTR ENGINEER: Steve Akes, Union Coun- KUCERA MD....................................35.00 TRANSPORTATION.......................50.00 TTL:............................................12,328.62 ty Engineer, presented and discussed the LES NELSON INVESTMENTS.1,154.00 MAIL SERVICES LLC..................447.01 IOWA TOOL & MANUFACTURING 4100 CNTY ASSESSMENT EXPENSE weekly maintenance activity report, possiMASTERCARD/ISSB....................151.86 INC................................................1,143.12 HANER............................................162.96 ble amendment to FY2015 Five Year ConMEYER LABORATORY INC.........82.95 MCCRACKEN................................100.68 THE SCHNEIDER struction Program, consider temporary MEDIACOM...................................255.30 CORPORATION..........................2,265.00 granular surfacing in conjunction with up- MILLER...........................................172.40 MULLIN............................................89.60 PERU QUARRY INC................14,559.16 4100 CNTY ASSESSMNT EXPNS coming projects on H17 (REA Road), and NAPA.................................................41.10 QUALITY GLASS..........................138.00 TTL: .............................................2,427.96 advance weight limit signs at various locaQUALITY GLASS..........................460.46 RADIO SHACK...................................9.99 4960 SANITARY LANDFILL tions. Project Number BROS-C088(49)REHA...............................................183.75 SPRING VALLEY WIRELESS.....944.98 TREASURER STATE OF IOWA..328.00 5F-88: Motion by Riley and seconded by US CELLULAR.................................56.97 US CELLULAR..............................311.87 Monday to approve and sign the construc- RICHARD L WILSON PC...............65.27 SCHLEISMAN..................................18.00 WALMART COMMUNITY/ 4960 SANITARY LANDFILL tion plans for Project Number BROSSIDDENS, TERI................................25.00 GECRB...............................................37.84 TOTAL: ..........................................639.87 C088(49)-5F-88, (bridge replacement NE STATE MEDICAL EXAMINER.3,233.00 WINDSTREAM................................64.25 4967 LANDFILL BOND of Thayer in Section 1 of Jones Town0020 SECONDARY ROAD FUND PAYMENT FND ship.) All voting aye, motion carried. THATCHER......................................90.40 TTL: ...........................................45,229.66 BANKERS TRUST Compensation Estimates and Right-of- THOMPSON....................................185.50 2000 DEBT SERVICE FUND COMPANY................................90,111.88 Way Contracts for Project Number UN CNTY PUBLIC FUNDING CN..................................................9,529.00 BANKERS TRUST BANKERS TRUST COMPANY...100.00 BROS-C088(49)-5F-88: Motion by Riley UNION COUNTY SADD...............500.00 COMPANY..............................198,005.00 4967 LNDFILL BND PYMNT FND and seconded by Monday for the chair to WINDSTREAM................................46.93 2000 DEBT SERVICE FUND TTL: ...........................................90,211.88 sign the compensation estimates and rightTOTAL: ..................................198,005.00 GRAND TOTAL:................1,487,780.15 of-way contracts for Project Number 0001 GENERL BASIC FUND TTL: ...........................................64,619.65 2010 CO-OP URBAN RENEWAL ADJOURNMENT: There being no BROS-C088(49)-5F-88 (NE of Thayer in 0002 GENERAL SUPPLEMENTAL DEBT further business, the meeting was adSection 1 of Jones Township) between CITY OF CRESTON...................2,274.96 BANKERS TRUST journed at 12:15 PM. Larry J Schultes and Union County for IOWA SECRETARY OF STATE..155.90 COMPANY..............................239,625.00 $7,171.98. All voting aye, motion carried ATTEST:SANDY HYSELL, AUDITOR 2010 COOP URBAN RNWL DEBT BY: DENNIS J. BROWN, CHAIRMAN, RECORDER: Motion by Monday and ISACA – TREASURER..................190.00 WEST.....262.50 THOMSON REUTERSTTL: ........................................239,625.00 BOARD OF SUPERVISORS seconded by Riley to accept the January, 2020 COUNTY DEBT FUND February, and March 2014 monthly re- 0002 GEN SUPPLEMENTAL TTL: .............................................2,883.36 BANKERS TRUST ports as presented by Union County COMPANY..............................768,990.00 Recorder, Paula White. All voting aye, 0010 MH-DD SERVICES FUND
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Schedule of driver’s license examiners: Bedford: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., treasurer’s office, Taylor County Courthouse, 407 Jefferson St. Corning: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., treasurer’s office, Adams County Courthouse. Driving tests on Wednesday mornings by appointment. Creston: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., treasurer’s office, Union County Courthouse, 300 N. Pine St. Driving tests Wednesdays. Call 782-1710 for an appointment. Greenfield: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., treasurer’s office, Adair County Courthouse, 400 Public Square. Mount Ayr: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., treasurer’s office, Ringgold County Courthouse, 109 W. Madison St. Osceola: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., treasurer’s office, Clarke County Courthouse, 100 S. Main St. Winterset: Monday through Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., Madison County Courthouse, 112 N. John Wayne Drive.
Alegent Health At Home/ Family Home Care free blood pressure clinic, 9 to 10 a.m., Prescott City Hall. Open to the public. Donations are appreciated. Holy Spirit Rectory ReRun Shop, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 107 W. Howard St. Creston High School Alumni Association, 11:30 a.m., The Pizza Ranch, 520 Livingston Ave. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) brown baggers, noon open meeting, St. Malachy Rectory, 407 W. Clark St. No smoking. Southwest Iowa Dancers, 6 to 9 p.m., Tingley, featuring Jimmy Georges’ Band, with a potluck. 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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Kent Dinner Club, 5:30 p.m., Creston Family Restaurant, 802 W. Taylor St. Celebrate Recovery (a Christcentered 12-step program), 6 p.m., Crest Baptist Church, 1211 N. Poplar St. American Legion Auxiliary, 7 p.m., American Legion Post Home, 119 N. Walnut St. Gambler’s Anonymous, 7 p.m., Assembly of God Church, 801 N. Fillmore St., Osceola. Al-Anon, 7:30 p.m., Crossroads Mental Health Center, 1003 Cottonwood Road.
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., Alzheimer’s Association office, 228 N. Pine St. For more information, contact Jaleyn at 641782-4040. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), 7:30 p.m. open meeting, St. Malachy Rectory, 407 W. Clark St.
Creston Park and Recreation Board, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, meal site, restored Creston Depot. Agenda includes: concert – noise permit application; Rainbow fountain; payments to Fry and Associates and BuiltNetworks.
Miscellaneous Shoplifting, 2:12 a.m., Wednesday, Laurel Street. Talk to officer, 3:19 a.m., Wednesday, North Pine Street. Talk to officer, 4:35 a.m., Wednesday, North Pine Street. Parking complaint, 10:13 a.m., Wednesday, North Park Street. Traffic stop, 11:04 a.m., Wednesday, West Prairie Street. Traffic stop, 11:19 a.m., Wednesday, Quiet Harbor. Traffic stop, 11:57 a.m., Wednesday, West Mills Street. Talk to officer, 11:58 a.m., Wednesday, North Pine Street. Welfare check, 12:03 p.m., Wednesday, North Oak Street. Escort, 1:25 p.m., Wednesday, New York Avenue. Information, 1:38 p.m., Wednesday, West Townline
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), noon open meeting, St. Malachy Rectory, 407 W. Clark St. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), 7:30 p.m. open beginners meeting, St. Malachy Rectory, 407 W. Clark St.
Street. Traffic stop, 1:57 p.m., Wednesday, Highway 25. Traffic stop, 2:10 p.m., Wednesday, West Adams Street. Assistance, 3:49 p.m., Wednesday, North Cherry Street. Narcotic, 4:39 p.m., Wednesday, North Pine Street. Assistance, 6:17 p.m., Wednesday, North Elm Street. Talk to officer, 6:33 p.m., Wednesday, North Pine Street. Domestic dispute, 6:47 p.m., Wednesday, South Maple Street. Welfare check, 7:20 p.m., Wednesday, West Montgomery Street. Reckless driving, 10:15 p.m., Wednesday, West Adams Street. Information, 11:18 p.m., Wednesday, East Townline Street. Alarm, 2:26 p.m., today, Highway 34. Assistance, 3:06 a.m., today, Academic Avenue.
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What are you getting mom for Mother’s Day? It’s that time of year again. Mother’s Day. It gets kind of challenging trying to figure out what you should get your mother when she is almost 80 years old. I settled for what I called the easy alternative. It’s called cash and a card! You can’t go too far wrong with cash. That way my mom can get whatever she wants. I’m sure the usual assortment of mom’s day gifts will be going out — chocolates, jewelry and flowers to name a few. The best present in my book when we were growing up was taking mom out to eat, that way everyone gets to celebrate the day. My wife enjoys a nice steak off the grill so Mother’s Day at our house will be spent on the deck. Fishing I had a chance to take in a little
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fishing here as of late. The bass are back in full swing. I caught several nice four and five pounders. The report from the crappie fishermen is they are starting to come into the “bite.” The walleye are also out in full force from my report. The fishing season is off and running. Planting It looks like the local farmers are starting to put it into high gear on their planters. It has been kind of a rough start to the planting season so far. The winter dragging far into the spring season has slowed down
a lot of folks on getting their fields planted. The report I saw from the state yesterday said less than 25 percent of the corn is planted so far. It is going to be a busy month if you’re farming! NFL For those of you who need a little football fix, tonight is the start of the NFL draft. It is always fun to see the college kids get a new job and team. I would not be surprised to see a number of trades both up and down to get a player that some team is looking for. The draft is late this year. So it will be interesting to see if that effects getting all the rookies signed and into camp. More football Look in the Creston News Advertiser starting the week of May 19 for a chance to see an Iowa Barnstorm-
ers game at a bargain price. Several local merchants are helping to sponsor a Creston/southwest Iowa night at a Barnstormers game on June 14. There will be a pre-game tailgate and the Creston High Peppers will be performing during the game. Creston Living Look for another edition of the Creston Living magazine coming out right after Memorial Day. The wellread magazine will offer up another taste of country and suburban living. The magazine will feature many of the local merchants and folks you do business with. New Mill I had a chance to tour the new soy flour mill when Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds were in town the other day. What a great facility and nice addition to our town.
It looks like CHS did it right with the “state of the art” plant. They built the facility with expansion in mind. You can learn more about the plant in Kyle Wilson’s story in today’s paper. The value added facility will help the farmers in the area a great deal. School We are now down to the last few weeks of school. There will be a number of local high school graduations around the Memorial Day weekend. Tomorrow is graduation for SWCC at the Creston campus. Retiring English teacher Dave Neas will be delivering the commencement speech. Thought for the week: “A verbal contract is not worth the paper it’s written on.” — Samuel Goldwyn
Letter to the editor
How long? From Sandra Kessler Creston
How long is this town going to put up with the decision to put the library in old Lincoln School? The idea was made by a few people (library board). What can be done to reverse this? I am certainly in agreement with
Mary Sid McDonald to add on to the south, if needed. I do not think it needs to be a coffeehouse. Jim Stalker is certainly right about cost for heating and AC. Maybe we need to think about replacing the board. We sure don’t need to plan for something we don’t have money to spend.
Oregon State fired Craig Robinson as the Oregon State basketball coach HOLLYWOOD — God bless America, and how’s everybody? The California State Assembly banned state-owned gift shops from selling or displaying the Confederate flag on Monday by an overwhelming vote. The reaction was par for the course. In response, the state-owned gift shops announced they are moving their shops to Texas. President Obama flew to Los Angeles Wednesday to be honored by Steven Spielberg and his Shoah Foundation that night. Streets were shut down for security from the Westside to Beverly Hills to downtown. The police do this every time Spielberg drives into town from Malibu. Oregon State fired Craig Robinson as the Oregon State basketball coach Monday despite the fact that he’s President Obama’s brother-in-law. This is a crippling blow to American prestige. Vladimir Putin isn’t afraid of President Obama’s red line, and neither is Oregon State. The White House read a report on climate and atmosphere Tuesday and used it to issue dire
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warnings. They said the looming climate change is threatening to human health and well being. The Weather Channel just said the five-day forecast for Eastern Ukraine is two days. Monica Lewinsky wrote about her White House affair with Bill Clinton in Vanity Fair this month. It ruined Monica’s reputation but it only added to Bill’s reputation. The moment Chelsea has her baby this fall, it automatically triggers in Hollywood the sequel to Bad Grandpa. Vladimir Putin’s wealth was analyzed by accountants Monday who estimate his personal worth around seventy-five billion dollars. The news drew cheers from the threatened Baltic states and concerns from Russia’s Army. They know how Obama feels about the one percenters.
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Solitary confinement is not the answer There has been much attention, and rightly so, on the CIA’s extensive use of torture, which the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence is said to have documented in its still-classified 6,000-page report. The use of torture is not limited to the CIA, however. It is all too common across the United States. Solitary confinement is torture, and it is used routinely in jails, prisons and immigration detention facilities here at home. Grass-roots movements that have been pressuring for change are beginning to yield significant results. The coalitions include prisoners, their families, a broad swath of legal and social-justice groups and, increasingly, prison guards and officials themselves. One official who worked to reduce the use of solitary confinement was Tom Clements. The executive director of Colorado’s Department of Corrections, Clements was at home on March 19, 2013, when his doorbell rang. As he opened the door, he was gunned down, murdered by Evan Ebel, who had been released from solitary confinement directly to the street less than two months earlier. The small, nonprofit Colorado Independent was the only outlet to link the murder to the psychological damage that Ebel suffered in solitary confinement. Another exprisoner who corresponded with Ebel disclosed text messages with him, shortly before Ebel killed Clements. One text read, “im just feeling peculiar & the only way i know i know to remedy that is via use of ‘violence.’ Ironically, Clements was trying, successfully, to reform Colorado’s solitary-confinement policies, referred to there as “administrative segregation.” A year before his murder, Clements told The Colorado Independent’s Susan Greene, “There’s a lot of research around solitary and isolation in recent years, some tied to POWs and
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some to corrections ... long periods of isolation can be counter-productive to stable behavior and longterm rehabilitation goals.” He was concerned with the direct release of prisoners from solitary back into the community, a practice that likely contributed to his murder. His successor, Rick Raemisch, continues to pursue the reforms started by Tom Clements. Raemisch subjected himself to over 20 hours in solitary, and emerged even more committed to changing the system. Juan Mendez, the United Nations special rapporteur on torture, issued a special report on solitary confinement in 2011, concluding “Segregation, isolation, separation, cellular, lockdown, Supermax, the hole, Secure Housing Unit (SHU) ... whatever the name, solitary confinement should be banned by states as a punishment or extortion technique.” His latest full report on global torture includes several noted alleged excesses by the United States, including abusive solitary confinement practiced from Afghanistan to Guantanamo Bay to New York state, Louisiana and California. In California, prisoners went on hunger strike for months last year, protesting solitary confinement, gaining widespread public support and achieving some of their demands. In Louisiana, Albert Woodfox has been in solitary confinement for more than 42 years, found guilty of murdering a prison guard, despite the lack of any physical evidence linking him to the crime and eyewitnesses placing him elsewhere at the time. Courts have ordered his release three times, the most recent of which was ap-
pealed by the state of Louisiana. A federal appeals court is expected to decide on his case soon. Studies have found that irreversible psychological damage can occur after just 15 days in solitary confinement. The UN’s Mendez alleges that New York state’s prison system is excessively harsh in its use of solitary. The New York Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement is pushing a bill, the Humane Alternatives to LongTerm (HALT) Solitary Confinement Act. The bill would limit such confinement to 15 days, and create special treatment facilities for prisoners suffering from mental illness, and grant more time outside the cell, including contact with others. Even prison guards are weighing in against solitary. In Texas, Lance Lowry, president of AFSCME Local 3807 of the Texas Correctional Employees, wrote an open letter to Texas prison officials that called on them to reduce the use of solitary confinement, including on the state’s death row. He told me on the “Democracy Now!” news hour, “What we found is the overall use of solitary confinement in Texas was not serving its intended purposes. We went from a couple hundred lock-up cells to over 8,000 at one point.” Recidivism, violence and the overall financial costs of incarceration are all increased by the use of solitary confinement. Most importantly, it’s torture. It’s time to put an end to solitary confinement. *** Denis Moynihan contributed research to this column. Amy Goodman is the host of “Democracy Now!,” a daily international TV/radio news hour airing on more than 1,200 stations in North America. She is the co-author of “The Silenced Majority,” a New York Times best-seller. (c) 2014 Amy Goodman Distributed by King Features Syndicate
CHURCH Afton ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH, Browning and Filmore Streets, William Richardson, pastor. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. worship service. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible study and youth. Saturday, 7:25 a.m. “In the Mirror” radio program on Creston Radio. ST. EDWARD CATHOLIC CHURCH, 104 W. Union St., Rev. Ken Halbur, pastor. Sunday, 10:45 a.m. Mass; after Mass, Confession. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Joel Sutton, pastor. Sunday, 9:45 a.m. worship; 5:30 p.m. worship. Monday, preschool. Tuesday, preschool. Wednesday, preschool.
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Joel Sutton, pastor. Sunday, 8:45 a.m. worship. Monday, 1 p.m. Quilters. Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. breakfast; 1 p.m. Quilters.
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Rick Hawkins, pastor. Sunday, 9 a.m. worship service.
AREA BIBLE FELLOWSHIP CHURCH, Ron Brown, pastor; 641-336-2409; website www.areabiblefellowship.org. Sunday, 10 a.m. worship service; 11:15 a.m. Sunday school. CHRISTIAN CHURCH, Sherry Wiley, lay speaker. Sunday, 9:15 a.m. worship; 10:30 a.m. Sunday school. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Shurmaine McAlpine, pastor. Sunday, 8 a.m. Sunday school; 9 a.m. worship.
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 907 Grove Ave., Ken Rummer, pastor. Sunday, 9 a.m. Sunday school; 10 a.m. worship services. FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 901 Nodaway St., Andrew Bardole, pastor. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. adult Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. worship service. GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH, Dan Lamgo, pastor. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. worship service. Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. prayer service. MESSIANIC MISSION SEVENTH DAY, 405 11th St. Sabbath services, second and fourth Saturdays. Call 641-3223386 for time and place. REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH, 800 17th St., Philip Ritter, pastor. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Sunday school and adult Bible study; 10:45 a.m. worship with Holy Communion. Wednesday, 9 a.m. Bible study. ST. PATRICK’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 504 Grove, Ave., Lazarus Kirigia, pastor. Saturday, 5:30 p.m. Mass. Sunday, 10:30 a.m. Mass; 7 p.m. youth group. Wednesday, 2 to 5 p.m. religious education classes.
ABUNDANT LIFE FAMILY CHURCH, 500 S. Birch St., Douglas R. Brunell, pastor, (641) 782-5766, email alfc@ iowatelecom.net; website www. AbundantLifeFamilyChurch.com. Sunday, 10:30 a.m. children’s church and worship service; 6:30 p.m. evening worship service. Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. worship and Kid’s Club. Thursday, 6:30 a.m. Men of Honor; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Light Switch teens. APOSTOLIC LIGHTHOUSE UNITED PENTECOSTAL CHURCH, 600 N. Lincoln St., Paul Vandevender, pastor, 782-5594. Sunday, 10 a.m. Sunday school and worship service; 5:30 p.m. prayer time; 6 p.m. worship service. Wednesday, 7 p.m. worship service. Home Bible study, call 782-5594.
LIFE CHURCH, ASSEMBLY OF GOD, 417 Wyoming Ave., Karen Norton, lead pastor, 641782-4236, e-mail crestonrolag@ gmail.com, website lifechurchcreston.com. Saturday, 8:30 a.m. Men’s breakfast at Hy-Vee. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Sunday school for all ages; 10:35 a.m. morning worship, Mother’s Day and Communion Sunday, “Lessons from Ruth” Each mother will receive a gift; 6 p.m. small group study, “Defining Moments,” at the Norton home. Tuesday, 7 to 10 a.m. Coffee café, fellowship hall. Invite a friend and bring a coffee mug. WiFi and mini muffins included. Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. prayer time in the sanctuary; 7 p.m. Family Night activities; adult Bible study, sanctuary; Life Youth, youth room, lower level; Kids Klub, fellowship hall. Thursday, 7 to 10 a.m. Coffee café, fellowship hall. Invite a friend and bring a coffee mug. WiFi and mini muffins included. CHURCH OF CHRIST, 510 S. Poplar St., Timothy L. Haynie and Nathan Langford, evangelists, 641-344-3201. Sunday, 9:45 a.m. Sunday school; 6:30 p.m. adult study hour. Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. youth and adult groups at the church. COMMUNITY OF CHRIST, Creston Congregation (RLDS), 820 N. Elm St., Elder Gary O’Daniels, pastoral coordinator. Sunday, Outreach International offering, 9:15 a.m. Praise and Inspiration, O’Daniels; 9:30 a.m. prayer service, Gary O’Daniels; 10:30 a.m. morning worship, Gary O’Daniels, presider; Lou Clothier, speaker. CREST BAPTIST, affiliated with Southern Baptist Convention, Poplar and Townline streets, Chuck Spindler, pastor. Website: www.crestbaptistchurch.com. Today, 6 p.m. Celebrate Recovery; 6:30 p.m. GriefShare; and Women’s Bible study, (Spindler’s). Friday, 8:30 a.m. “Operation World” prayer meeting; 9:30 a.m. Women’s Bible Study. Saturday, 8 a.m. prayer meeting. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Bible study (for all ages); 10:45 a.m. Worship; 7 p.m. Men’s Bible study. Wednesday. 6:30 a.m. prayer meeting; 6:30 p.m. Team Kid/Youth Group/Adult Bible Study. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 1001 N. Lincoln St., David Tebbenkamp, pastor; Dan Fields, youth pastor. Friday, 5:30 p.m. Hawaiian Luau – Dynamic Ambassadors, Winmores and Christian fellowship classes. Sunday, 8:45 a.m. worship service; 10:15 a.m. Sunday school hour; 6 p.m. Triumphant Praise and Faithful Followers concert; 7 p.m. Members meeting. Tuesday, 1:30 p.m. Ladies Bible study, welcome center. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Kids of Character; senior high youth group; and prayer meeting and Bible study, auditorium. Thursday (5/15), 7 p.m. Riley Missionary Circle, welcome center. FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST), 301 E. Townline St., Dianna Clark, pastor. Sunday, 9 a.m. adult and children’s Sunday school; 10 a.m. worship service. FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST, 104 N. Oak St. Sunday, 11 a.m. church service. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 702 W. Prairie St., the Rev. Jim Woodworth, interim pastor; Mary O’Riley, pastoral intern. Friday, 1:30 p.m. Crafting workshop. Sunday, 9:15 a.m. worship, Pastor Jim Woodworth, “What’s a Mother To Do?” Luke 2:29; 10:30 a.m. Sunday school; 3 to 4:30 p.m. Confirmation class. Monday, 5:30 p.m. Mission. Tuesday, 1 p.m. Stitch, Knit and
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Orient-Macksburg baccalaureate to be held May 21 ORIENT — A community baccalaureate service honoring the OrientMacksburg class of 2014 will be held 7:30 p.m. May 21 at the Orient United Methodist Church. Suzi Q, also known as Mary Porter, will be bringing the message to the audience. Suzi Q is a loveable puppet who wins the hearts of folks everywhere with her quick wit and bubbly personality. Suzi travels with gospel ventriloquist, Mary Porter of Guthrie Center. Mary and Suzi have appeared in seven foreign countries, as well as all over the United States. The public is invited to come and listen to Suzi Q’s message. A time of fellowship will follow the program. Mary and Suzi Q have Quilt. Wednesday, 9 a.m. Bible study; 5:30 p.m. Joyful Noise; 7 p.m. SESSION. FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 400 N. Elm St., Gideon Gallo, pastor, Jim W. Morris, associate pastor. Call 641-7822427, 641-782-7267. E-mail: fumc. firstname.lastname@example.org. Facbook: Creston First United Methodist Church. Office hours: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday; 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday and Friday. Sunday, 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. worship services; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school. Tuesday, 9 a.m. Summit House Bible study; 1:30 p.m. Crestridge Bible study. Wednesday, 6:15 p.m. handbell rehearsal; 7 p.m. choir rehearsal. Thursday, 12:05 p.m. United Methodist Men. GOD’S OUTREACH DELIVERANCE INTERNATIONAL, 306 N. Oak St., 641-278-1173, Pastor JoAnna and Tyrone Davis, 515-249-3364. Today, 6 p.m. Women’s service. Friday, 7 p.m. Friday Night Fire Service. Saturday, first and third, 9:30 a.m. Men of Christ breakfast, 124 N. Maple St. Sunday, 9 a.m. Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. worship service; 6 p.m. evening service. Monday through Friday, 8 to 9 a.m. prayer and worship. Monday Night Live Youth Ministry (after school), 4 p.m. ages 4-11; 6:30 p.m. ages 12 and up. Monday and Wednesday, 5 p.m. Community meals, 124 N. Maple St. Tuesday, 5 to 6 p.m. Intercessory prayer. HOLY SPIRIT CATHOLIC CHURCH, 107 W. Howard St., Rev. Ken Halbur, pastor. Saturday, 4 to 5 p.m. Confession; 5:15 p.m. Mass. Sunday, 8:15 to 8:45 a.m. Confession; 9 a.m. Mass. JERUSALEM UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Gideon Gallo, pastor, Jim W. Morris, associate pastor. Sunday, 8 a.m. Bible study; 9 a.m worship. KINGDOM HALL OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES, 1000 Cottonwood St. Sunday, 10 a.m. public talk and Watchtower study. Thursday, 7:30 p.m. congregation Bible study, ministry school and service meeting. PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF GOD I.M. “Mana del Cielo” The Rev. Miguel Delgado, phone 515473-2527. Saturday, noon worship. Sunday, 1:30 p.m. worship. PLATTE CENTER
been conducting presentations for more than 24 years and give more than 200 presentations annually across the Midwest. Sponsoring Churches of O-M’s Baccalaureate service include: Macksburg United Methodist, Orient United Methodist, Plymouth Congregational Church, Avondale United Methodist, Carl United Methodist, St. John’s Catholic, Hebron United Methodist, Immanuel Lutheran, Fontanelle United Methodist, Greenfield Gospel Chapel and the First Baptist Church. For more information or to support the community baccalaureate service with a monetary contribution, contact Brian or Kathy Rohrig, PO Box 155 Orient, IA 50858 or call 641-344-8864. PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 6 miles south on P27 (High and Dry Road), 1 mile west, one-fourth mile south, Delores Doench, pastor. Sunday, 9:15 a.m. Sunday school; 10 a.m. fellowship time; 10:30 a.m. worship. SALEM LUTHERAN CHURCH, 602 W. Townline St., 641-7822920. Website: www.salemluth. net. Sunday, 10 a.m. worship service. Tuesday, 1:30 p.m. Quilters. Wednesday, 7 p.m. choir; 8 p.m. Worship and Music. SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH, 104 N. Oak St., Jared Miller, pastor, 515-897-7919, email jaredandkatiem@gmail. com. Saturday, 9 a.m. worship service; 11 a.m. Sabbath school. SOLID ROCK MINISTRIES, 1216 N. Cherry St. (corner of Townline and Cherry streets). Sunday, 9:45 to 10:15 a.m. Sunday school; 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. coffee and fellowship; 10:45 a.m. worship service. ST. JOHN’S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, 601 S. Maple St., Dan Moore, pastor. Sunday, 9 a.m. worship service and Sunday School. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Ash Wednesday service. TRINITY EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH (LCMS), 800 N. Sumner Ave., Creston; 111 E. South St., Mount Ayr; the Rev. Jonathan C. Watt, pastor, 641782-5095, http://TrinityCreston. org. Sunday, Mount Ayr: 8 a.m. Divine Service; 9:30 a.m. Bible class and Sunday school; Creston: 9:45 a.m. Divine Service with Holy Communion; 11 a.m. Bible class and Sunday school. Monday, 12:30 p.m. preschool. Tuesday, 6:30 a.m. Early Risers Bible study in fellowship hall; 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. preschool. Wednesday, 12:30 p.m. preschool. Thursday (5/15), 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. preschool. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST (Congregational), 501 W. Montgomery St., the Rev. Jim Woodworth, interim pastor; Mary O’Riley, pastoral intern. Thursday, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. SIRF. Friday, 7:30 p.m. AA meeting. Sunday, No Sunday school; 10:45 a.m. worship service, Pastor Jim Woodworth, “What’s A Mother To Do?’ Luke 2:19. Monday, 7:30 p.m. AA meeting. Tuesday, 3 to 5 p.m. Crisis Fund Center open; 5 to 6 p.m. Open Table (Bunn-O-Matic). Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. TOPS.
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CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, Dan Moore, pastor. Sunday, Graduation Sunday, 10 a.m. fellowship; 10:30 a.m. worship and Sunday school. Monday, 12:30 p.m. prayer group; 1 p.m. Quilters. Wednesday, 1 p.m. Quilters; 7:30 p.m. Council meeting.
UNITED CHURCH OF DIAGONAL, Ed Shields, pastor, office 641-344-0652, www.diagonalchurch.com. Sunday, 9 a.m. Sunday school; 10 a.m. church.
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Robin Thomas, pastor. Website: www.ellstonumc.org. Sunday, 9:15 a.m. Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. worship.
CORNERSTONE FELLOWSHIP EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH, 2158 Highway 92, Jeff Banks, pastor, office 641-743-0221. Website: www.welcometocornerstone.org. Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Ladies Road Trip. Sunday, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. worship service; 11:10 a.m. to noon Christian Living classes. Wednesday, Baccalaureate at Nodaway Valley High School. ST. JOHN’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 213 N. E. Elm St., Kenneth Gross, pastor. Website: www.stjohngreenfield.parishesonline.com. Saturday, 4:30 to 5 p.m. Reconciliation; 5:15 p.m. Mass. Sunday, 8:15 a.m. Mass. Thursday (5/15), 8:30 a.m. Mass. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 108 S.W. 5th St. Sunday, 9 a.m. worship service; 10 a.m. coffee and fellowship; 10:30 a.m. Sunday school. Tuesday, 3:30 to 6 p.m. food bank and children’s clothes closet open; 6:30 p.m. worship service. Thursday, 12:30 p.m. worship service.
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Dwayne Henrichs, pastor. Sunday, 10 a.m. children’s Sunday school; 11 a.m. worship service.
CHRISTIAN CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST), 1007 W. Temple St. Sunday, 10 a.m. worship. CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS, 702 W. Ohio St. Stanley Price, branch president. Sunday, 10 a.m. sacrament meeting; 11:15 a.m. Sunday school; 12:10 p.m. relief society, priesthood, young women and young men; 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. primary. For local information, contact Clinton Allen, (641) 3224494. COUNTRY ROADS BAPTIST CHURCH, at 202 E. Temple (old lumber yard), Mitch Green, pastor. Website: countryroadslenox. com. Sunday, 10 a.m. worship. Wednesday, 6 p.m. meal and study. MERCER CENTER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 4 miles north, 4 miles west of Lenox, Franklin Rogers, pastor. Sunday, 8:30 a.m. worship service. SALEM CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN, 4 miles north, 1 mile west of Lenox. ST. PATRICK’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 600 W. Michigan St., Lazarus Kirigia, pastor. Sunday, 8:30 a.m. Mass with religious education classes afterward. Wednesday, 7 p.m. CYO. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 103 W. Michigan St., Shurmaine McAlpine, pastor. Sunday, 9:15 a.m. adult Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. worship service and Sunday school for children. UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 401 W. Michigan St.,
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Tim Maxa, pastor, 641-333-4214. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. worship service. First and third Sunday, youth fellowship. Wednesday, Evening Bible study.
CHURCH OF GOD, Ben Turner, pastor. Sunday, 9:45 a.m. Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. worship service. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, Lorimor, George Henriksen, pastor. Sunday, 9 a.m. Sunday school; 10 a.m. worship service. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Joel Sutton, pastor. Sunday, 11 a.m. worship.
HEBRON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Ben Carter-Allen, pastor. Sunday, 10 a.m. Sunday school; 11 a.m. worship service. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Ben Carter-Allen, pastor. Sunday, 9 a.m. worship service with supervised nursery during church; 10 a.m. Sunday school. Third Thursday, United Methodist Women.
BAPTIST CHURCH, Alex Bauman, pastor. Sunday, 9:45 a.m. Sunday school; 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. worship services. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Midweek Bible study and prayer meeting. Third Thursday of the month, 7 to 9 p.m. Missionary meeting. CHURCH OF CHRIST, 430 Third St., Brian McCracken, pastor. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. worship services; 7 p.m. Bible Study. Wednesday, 3:30 p.m. JAM for elementary ages; 7 p.m. junior and senior high youth groups. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Sandy Smith and Brandon Campbell, pastors. Sunday, 10 a.m. Sunday school; 11 a.m. worship.
P L Y M O U T H CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, 311 W. First St., Phil Price, minister. Sunday, 8:30 a.m. coffee; 9 a.m. worship services; 10 a.m. Mother’s Day brunch. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 124 S. Maple St., Cathy Nutting, pastor. Sunday, 9 a.m. worship service.
PRESCOTT UNITED CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST), 401 6th Ave., the Rev. Steven Wainwright. Sunday, 9 a.m. Sunday school; 10 a.m. worship.
SHANNON CITY COMMUNITY CHURCH, Lila Dell Greene, pastor. Sunday, 9 a.m. church service; 10 a.m. Sunday school.
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Shurmaine McAlpine, pastor. Sunday, 8:30 a.m. worship. UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, Tim Maxa, pastor. Sunday, 9 a.m. worship service; 10 a.m. Sunday school. Stringtown STRINGTOWN COMMUNITY CHURCH, junction of Highway 34 and Sycamore Ave., the Rev. Richard Queener, pastor. Sunday, 9:45 a.m. worship service. Wednesday, 1 to 4 p.m. Help Center open.
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Horoscope Friday, May 9, 2014 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Make a to-do list in order to get better organized today, because this will please you. Later in the day, you might do some financial planning as well. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) This is a strong day for you, which means you can go after what you want. Enjoy socializing with others. It’s also a good day to make future plans regarding children. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You will enjoy the familiarity of your home today. A conversation with a female relative might focus on future plans. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) This is a good day for negotiations and serious planning. You are hopeful about achieving some goals that could make your dream a reality. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) You are high-viz today, which means important people will notice you. Take note that this is a good day to discuss earnings or how to get a raise. You also might get help to solidify something at home. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Today the Moon is in your sign, which means you have a bit of extra good luck. Make travel plans or develop a plan to get further education or training in the future. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) You will fare best if you work alone or behind the scenes today. In fact, your efforts at research will be quite successful. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) A serious discussion with a female acquaintance — probably older, more successful or more experienced — will help you today. This person might help you relate to someone close to you. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Personal details about your work performance or something that you are doing behind the scenes might be made public today. Just make sure you know how to respond. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Do something different today. Go someplace you’ve never been before. Be a tourist in your own city. And if possible, travel! AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) This is a good day to tie up loose details about bills,
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Teacher Spotlight: Mr. Siglin
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Mr. Siglin is known at Creston High School for being a man of science, almost like our local “Bill Nye the Science Guy” where he has an exciting way of teaching and all his students join in, shouting “Science rules!” Creston High School seniors, Alex Heacock and William Haugland recall their time being taught by Mr. Siglin. “He was a fun, laid-back teacher but you always learned something in his class,” said Haugland. “Yeah, I loved his class,” Heacock added, “You were pretty much guaranteed fun every day.” Freshman student, Cora Green said, “He’s a cool guy…he’s down-to-earth and very understanding.” Another freshman student, Tyler Peters explained, “His labs are fun…it’s not just a textbook class.” Mr. Siglin loves teaching students about science but there is more to this teacher than what meets the eye. “I can knock a freshman out with a marker from fifteen feet,” Siglin joked. He then explained that he grew up working on a farm where he learned one of his unique skills: “I was a pig whisperer”. Siglin said as he laughed, “I could take a piglet from its mother without her attacking me.” Mr. Siglin later would go on to become an Agriculture teacher for four years. However, Siglin also told of the five years that he worked for an airline. “I did it all, man…every form of customer service from baggage to taking tickets.” Siglin shared. He went on to say that he has been involved in various theatre productions over the years and is also mildly artistic whenever he is inspired. Mr. McCracken, another Creston science teacher stated, “Well I’ve never had him as a teacher,” he chuckled and continued, “But he chairs our SAC meetings and does a good job with that.”
Mr. Siglin is perhaps known best for his two other special skills: unicycling and juggling. He began juggling around the age of 12 but both of these skills were perfected in his college days and since then has shown his talent for his students and other community members. Siglin reminisced on a time when he was juggling the ignited torches at a community event, “There were paper decorations all over and I accidentally dropped one of the torches…which just so happened to roll under one of the decorated areas…it was almost impossible for it to catch fire but the people didn’t know that…it was still pretty embarrassing.” He said that juggling those torches “look amazing and fun but are not dangerous.” He went on to elaborate a more personal experience regarding juggling. He had been asked to come juggle for a group of kids in a day care, sadly, a close family member of his had just passed away earlier that morning, but he still went to the kids and did his act for them. “It was tough but truly therapeutic.” Siglin said. So, if you ever happen to take one of Mr. Siglin’s classes or pass by his room, you may not only get to see some exciting science experiments but perhaps a juggling act or even pass him going down the hall on his unicycle. Whether he is a pig whisperer, entertainer, or epic science teacher, Mr. Siglin is one cool guy. Richard Siglin, CHS Science
MOTHER’S DAY ARTS & CRAFTS Bree Daggett
It’s that time of the year again! The time to celebrate our mothers, grandmothers, and even great-grandmothers. Whether you have had time to plan a gift for your mother, or if you are in need of some last minute gifts, here are some quick do-ityourself presents that are sure to bring a smile to your mother’s face. Decorated Mug Take any plain mug you have and decorate it with sharpie. Draw a picture, write a Bible verse or quote, anything you want. When you are done, bake the mug in the oven for 30 minutes at 425 degrees. When that is done, use a clear coat of nail polish over the sharpie to prevent any flaking. This gift will make your mom’s morning cup of coffee even more meaningful to her.
Flower Cupcakes Spring showers bring May flowers, right? With this gift, all you need is to bake a batch of your mom’s favorite cupcakes and decorate with frosting. Use different colored frosting to decorate the cupcakes like flowers. If making petals seems a little difficult, you can always spell out a nice message. This is going to make those cupcakes taste ten times sweeter. Letter When all else fails, sit down and write a letter telling your mom how much she means to you. With everything moms do for their kids, we often forget to thank them. A gift like this would mean so much more to your mom than a box of chocolates or a bouquet of flowers. And while you are at it, start writing a letter to your grandma, too!
Accepting the Unacceptable Commentary Ryan Vasquez, Staff Writer In the United States, same-sex marriage is only legally accepted in 17 out of the 50 states, which includes Iowa. Though it is legally capable, it is not completely viewed as morally acceptable. Many people have reasons such as religious views and homophobia. There is always a fear from gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people, of being ridiculed and despised by their family and friends. It is a common occurrence that the gay child is unaccepted in their families for the fact of them being the way that they were born. It can also go the other way, and the parents are okay with their child’s sexuality. I was one of these lucky people. I realized that I was a bisexual in 8th grade, when I had discovered my first feelings for a girl. I was not yet comfortable with myself as a person as is, and was not comfortable with my sexuality. It was not until my freshman year that I had decided to come out to my long time best friend. We were preparing for cross country and training when I had stopped running and started crying. I hugged her and told her that I was a bisexual. She wiped away my tears and simply said, “What does that change? Let’s keep running,” and simply smiled at me. It wasn’t until my sophomore year when I told my mother, and I yet again cried. My mother, who I knew was going to accept me, hugged me tight and said that it was okay, and that she loved me. After slowly coming out to my friends one by one, I grew more confidence in myself and who I had started to become. It was this year, my final year of high school, when I had finally came out to everyone and posted on Facebook that I was a bisexual. I am one of the luckiest people in the world just for the fact that though I live in a small town, no one in my community had said anything negative, and I had only received positive reinforcement. I could talk to anyone with questions, and could really be myself. It wasn’t until one week ago when I knew that I had not only a soccer team, but another family who had my back. Though most of the girls on my team are religious and Christian, they asked me questions of who I was and how I felt about women. They asked of who I had liked and laughed with me and if it was completely normal, and accepted me for something that can be seen as morally wrong. We live in a small Midwest town, but I can say that there is a wall of supporters ready to fight for not only just the happiness of LGBT people, but the equality in their rights with others. No matter what religion or view, Creston is
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The Creston iJAG (Iowa Jobs for Americas Graduates) received first place at the Career Development Conference held at the FFA Enrichment Center on the Ankeny DMACC Campus Thursday, May 01. Creston’s Tiffany Scott survived three rounds of judging to win an individual Bronze Medal for her efforts in the Critical Thinking competition. Taquisha Williams represented CHS in the Decision Making event
by identifying a problem and offering solutions in essay form. Representing Creston in Employee Prep were Kimba Shaw and Paige O’Neall. Both advanced into the second round with O’Neall placing in the top eight. Both Shaw and O’Neall placed high enough to earn more points towards the final team score. Toni VanScoy also earned points for the team, delivering a
signature event speech which depicted a funrun through the city of Creston which highlighted area businesses and manufacturing plants, culminating with a carnival atmosphere job fair at McKinley park. Creston earned first place in the paper/fabric banner competition presented by Sami Reed and VanScoy. Special recognition also goes to Ashely Cardenas for designing and painting the banner with help from Samantha Ott.
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he arrival of summer, along with its sunny skies and beautiful weather, beckons homeowners to create a space to entertain guests and enjoy the great outdoors. Design an outdoor living room that merges style and function, and incorporates elements of indoor comfort. Whether entertaining for two or 10, the warmer weather provides an abundance of opportunities to lounge in peaceful, open-air surroundings. New offerings in decor and design breathe indoor inspiration into your outdoor spaces, creating a beautiful extension of your home for all to enjoy. “It’s easier than ever to bring the comfort and style of your favorite indoor spaces into your porch, patio and other outdoor areas,” said Aimee Beatty, in-house stylist with Pier 1 Imports. “From comfy throw pillows to trendy rugs, colorful artwork and cheery curtains, new outdoor products boast durability and so much style that your patio will be the neighborhood’s go-to summer hot spot.” Beatty shares some of her stylish secrets to make your outdoor space an elegant living space worth sharing.
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The sun may still be shining when the guests arrive, but you’ll need something to light up the night and keep the party going all evening long. Create a delightful, welcoming atmosphere with a variety of outdoor lighting options, such as string lights, paper lanterns or floating LED candles placed around the patio. Fashion an elegant glow with lanterns in various sizes, such as the Scroll Trim Lanterns from Pier 1 Imports.
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Versatility keys Schimp’s success at SWCC By LARRY PETERSON CNA sports writer • email@example.com
baserunning specialist — Schimp’s instincts in the outfield were a little rusty. She had stepped forward toward the ball, until she realized just how hard it had been hit. Then her innate athleticism took over. “I saw the line drive coming at me, then I realized it was going to go over my head,” Schimp said. “There was no time to run back. I just stopped, and jumped up as high as I could, reached up and caught it. Peyton (Russell)
was at second base, and her mouth just kind of dropped open. Emma (Ferin) in center yelled, ‘good thing you’ve got vertical!’ I guess I used one of my other sports.” Schimp, who high jumped 5-foot-6 in high school, has been using her varied athletic talents in three sports during her two years at Southwestern Community College. For her efforts, she recently received the SWCC Outstanding Female Athlete
During her time at SWCC, the sophomore In the Region XI Divifrom Hampton-Dumont sion II softball tournament has: last week, Southwestern • Been second-team alloutfielder Molly Schimp region at two different posisaw a line shot coming her tions (setter and libero) for way as the Spartans were two years as a key member playing NIACC. of the Spartan volleyball Having not played the team that qualified for the sport since her sophomore national tournament last year in high school — she fall for the first time since was originally enticed by 1999. coach Lindsay Stumpff to She was named to the alljoin this year’s squad as a region tournament team after covering the floor for 54 digs as the Spartans upset Kirkwood for the regional title. In her first year as libero, she led Region XI in digs with 849, averaging 6.02 per set. She helped the unranked Spartans beat the nation’s eighth-ranked team, Kirkwood, in the Region XI-B finals. At the national tourney, the 12th-seeded Spartans placed fifth, capping a 37-10 season. DMACC, the Region XI-A champ and ranked 13th in the nation, placed behind the Spartans in ninth place. • As a freshman, she competed in the high jump on SWCC’s inaugural track and field team. While barely able to practice because of a troublesome case of knee tendinitis, Schimp qualified for both the national indoor and national outdoor meets with a top jump of 5-2. “She was 14th in the nation at indoors, but that was on number of misses,” SWCC coach Bill Huntington said. “Only four girls actually jumped higher than she did. But it was really CNA photo by JAKE WADDINGHAM Southwestern Community College named Rayvonne Brown and Molly Schimp the male hard to push her, because and female athlete of the year during an awards ceremony April 24. Brown competed her knees were hurting at nationals for the Spartans in cross country and track. He is also part of the SWCC her the whole year, and we choir. Schimp was the libero of the Spartan volleyball team that finished fifth at nation- didn’t want to risk anything als, qualified for nationals in the high jump her freshman year and played softball her for volleyball for her.”
• Not wanting to jump again this spring with her knee issues, Schimp took up Stumpff’s offer to join the softball team, which had graduated most of its 2013 lineup. It was the first time in five years she had played the sport, but Stumpff transformed her into a lefthanded slap hitter, utilizing her speed out of the batter’s box. Stumpff was a sprinter at Hampton-Dumont. She progressed from a player who whiffed at the ball just sitting on a tee when she began winter indoor workouts, to a solid junior college player who batted .270 and a threat on the basepaths. She also became a functioning outfielder, she says, through the support of her teammates. “They were always reminding me where to throw the ball before the pitch,” Schimp said. “It was such a great group of girls. That Schimp made it all worthwhile. And Lindsay Stumpff is a great softball coach.” In her first two games at Myrtle Beach, S.C., Schimp’s only contact with a pitch was a foul ball. She was frustrated, on the verge of abandoning the experiment, until a conversation with former SWCC star Amber Brown, now the team’s assistant coach. “Amber told me to not be upset, that switching me like that after not playing, they were expecting me to strike out for a few games,”
Schimp said. “She helped me relax. Then the next game I hit a single and triple. I had more confidence with it toward the end.” “She got that slapping down,” Stumpff said. “She’s one of the most athletic kids I’ve ever coached.”
Family influence Schimp inherited her intense, analytic approach to athletics. She is the daughter of Mike and Tammy Schimp of Hampton. Both are teachers at HamptonDumont High School, Tammy in math and Mike in physical education. Mike was a collegiate wrestler at Missouri and Buena Vista, and has coached wrestling and football, including when her brother, Bryce, was an undersized yet valuable lineman. Her father’s experience in athletics came in handy when Schimp encountered her situation as a sophomore, when All-American setter Cassidy Yong joined the team. Blessington said both players were too good to sit out half of the time. She had an idea to transform Schimp into a defensive specialist. In high school, Schimp’s father helped her cope with the dissension among some people who resented her starting role as a freshman. Now, his lessons would apply to a new challenge. “Melissa asked me how I felt about being a libero,” Schimp related. “I had never played back row in my life! But my dad taught me a lesson early on. When you get on the court, it’s about being part of a team, it’s not about you. I like Please see SCHIMP, page 10A
High goals, hard work characterize SWCC Male Athlete of the Year By JAKE WADDINGHAM
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It was a moment of frustration that fueled the 2014 Southwestern Community College Male Athlete of the Year to make running his passion. At the high school district meet his freshman year, Rayvonne Brown toed the line for Davenport West in the 1,600-meter run. “Losing made me find my passion for running; it made me work harder,” Brown said. As Brown grew stronger on the track, he developed a knack for the faster races. His sophomore and junior years he went down to the 800 meters and by his senior year, he was leading the 4x400 meter relay. “Ray probably wasn’t a very heavily recruited runner out of high school,” said SWCC track head coach Bill Huntington. “His coach had called me and said he had a young man with a lot of potential.” In cross country, Brown took 27 seconds off of his personal best 5K during his first race as a Spartan. He made the varsity squad his freshman and sophomore years at Southwestern and ran at the national championship race each year. “He made so much growth that first year,” Huntington said. “We knew we had something special, especially since
cross country was not his number one sport.” Brown, 20, said during the recruiting process Huntington promised certain times Brown could reach under his training program. “I am running all of those times now,” Brown said. “He made a promise and he kept his promise.”
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Track Brown starts every race the same way, whether he is waiting for a baton pass on a relay or the sound of the gun to start an open 400, 600 or 800. His stretching and warm up begins 45 minutes prior to the race. As he heads to the starting line, he says a short prayer and starts telling himself what time he is going to run. “When you tell yourself s o m e thing, you become a deliberate thinker,” B r o w n s a i d . “Then I just go out Brown and run.” Brown started his sophomore indoor season with a bang, punching his ticket to the national meet in New York City in the 600-meter run. Huntington also sent the 4x400 meter relay via white card composed of Brown, Theo Piniau, Marquis Flowers and Ian Morrison. “My freshman year, it (the race) went by so fast,” Brown said. The relay finished 14th
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Rayvonne Brown surges to the front of the pack during the 600-meter run at the Dordt Invite, winning the heat in 1:24.1. Brown qualified for the national meet in the 600 and was a part of the 4x400 meter relay that competed at the Armory Track in New York City.
in the nation in a school record time of 3:22.11. Brown placed 24th in the 600 with another school record time of 1:23.05. “Ray really set high goals for himself,” Huntington said. “Just wow. Looking back on everything he was able to accomplish this track season, he has already built a pretty amazing career.”
Campus involvement Brown is working to fin-
ish his associate of arts degree from SWCC and is considering transferring to Northwest Missouri State University to study business administration, continue running track and join the choir. “A friend, someone who I really looked up to for inspiration, convinced me to go out for choir my sophomore year of high school and I have stuck with it Please see BROWN, page 10A
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playing.” In retrospect, it was a move that paid off. Southwestern now had not only the best setter in the league, but the most athletic libero, and a rapidly improving front line. When Northwest Missouri State transfer Janaya Fox got rolling as a hitter who earned all-tourney honors at the national championships, it was a complete team. “Molly is such a good setter, it truly was tough to choose between the two,” said Blessington, now head coach at Ottawa University in Kansas. “She got looks by Division I schools as a setter. But I didn’t have anybody to play libero, so instead of splitting time between two fantastic setters, I had a conversation with Molly about playing some DS and probably being our libero. I told her I need her out there for six rotations. It would be a waste of talent to split time.” In a short time, Schimp was quickly gaining notoriety as a player who could shut down an opposing offense by getting to balls a lesser athlete couldn’t. “I knew she would never let a ball hit the ground,”
Blessington said. “She’s physically so gifted. People can’t do some of the things she can do. Plus, she’s competitive and the hardest worker. She said to me when we first talked, ‘Whatever you need me to do to win.’ She had a 3.5 GPA during our volleyball semester. With all of the class time we miss, that takes a lot of self-motivation.”
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Future As a 5-9 standout setter and libero, Schimp could have a lot of choices in extending her volleyball career as a junior and senior. But, she’s most likely headed to the Division III level, partly because of academics. Among her choices are Buena Vista, coached by former Creston High School coach Lori Slight, and Wartburg, which is an Iowa Conference power not far from her home. She plans to major in physical education and would someday like to coach volleyball at the collegiate level. “When it comes down to it, academics is the most important thing, because I’m not going to be playing volleyball my whole life,” Schimp said. “The DIII’s have amazing placement
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ever since,” Brown said. “I hadn’t sang in my life until that moment.” He also worked on campus as a student ambassador and was the face of
Sports briefs Bower signs GREENFIELD — Nodaway Valley senior TJ Bower signed a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday afternoon to play basketball for Southwestern Community College next year. “It feels good to have a decision made,” Bower said. “I’ve been waiting a while for it. Feels like I’m under two good coaches, and looking forward to nice things in the future.” For a full story on Bower signing with Southwestern, see Friday’s CNA sports section.
Rankings The Creston boys soccer team, now 9-2, remains at No. 11 on the Class 2A ratings by the Iowa High School Soccer Coaches Association this week. Glenwood (7-2), which beat the Panthers last week, moved up one spot to No. 7. Riverside Oakland (7-2), which plays in the Creston Invitational Saturday, is ranked No. 14 in Class 1A. Council Bluffs St. Albert is tied for 16th. Harlan received votes in 2A.
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after those two years are over. Melissa offered (at Ottawa), but after hardly ever getting home for two years with all of the sports, I thought it was too far away.” Now, she’s prepared to play any position she’s asked to play. She has plenty of experience with that.
“I’ll do whatever the coach wants to put me in,” Schimp said. “I’ve been a setter since fifth grade, so obviously I’m comfortable there. Libero is fun, too. As libero, I get to stop the other team from doing their job, and that feels good.” Whatever it takes to win. That’s Molly Schimp.
extremely involved at Southwestern outside of athletics.” Huntington reiterated that same hard work ethic Brown brought to practice every day. “He is just the epit-
ome of a great work ethic,”Huntington said. “What makes it so special about him being athlete of the year is that he excelled on the track and also excelled off of it.”
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QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers
SPEED FREAKS A couple questions we had to ask — ourselves
Worried? Does Jimmie look worried? How many friends did Brad Keselowski make at Talladega? GODSPEAK: “Bad Brad” still has wingman Joey Logano, and don’t forget that Juan Pablo Montoya will be making a couple of Team Penske starts this season. KEN’S CALL: He’s not in it for friends, it appears. And that’s a good thing. He messed up in a pretty big way.
Are they getting the least bit nervous on the No. 48 team? GODSPEAK: I don’t think nervous, but there appeared to be a touch of concern emanating from crew chief Chad Knaus on Sunday. KEN’S CALL: Settle down, the 48 will make the Chase, even winless. Trust me.
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. was the odds-on favorite to win Sunday’s Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway. He led 26 of 188 laps in his No. 88 Chevrolet, but late in the race gave up the lead to make a pit stop for tires and fuel. He didn’t have enough gas to finish the 500-mile race. Earnhardt’s game plan at that point was to make a late charge through the field, but he didn’t get the chance because there were just too many cars on the lead lap. The Daytona 500 champion wound up finishing 26th in one of the fastest cars on the 2.66-mile tri-oval. “You have to have that track position at the end and we just didn’t have it,” Earnhardt said. “I knew we were going to be sitting there in 15th at the end and get boxed in or wrecked. “We missed a lot of guys that crashed and didn’t tear up our car, so we will go to Daytona with this car and try to manage a strategy where we are not giving up 25 positions in the last 30 laps of the race.” And this is where you sense a little irritation in Earnhardt’s voice. “You have to be up front the entire race if you can,” he said. “Those guys at the end, the No. 15 (Clint Bowyer), No. 16 (Greg Biffle) and No. 11 (Denny Hamlin), — well the 15 drove up through there. But the 11 and the 16 — those guys managed it real good.” Earnhardt said he didn’t want to wreck a car capable of winning July’s Daytona Coke Zero 400. “Talladega is three-wide forever,” he said. “You know they’re going to crash, and I can’t afford to wreck anymore here. So, you’ve just got to pick your battles.”
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Jeff Gordon Matt Kenseth Kyle Busch Dale Earnhardt Jr. Carl Edwards Joey Logano Jimmie Johnson Greg Biffle Ryan Newman Brian Vickers Brad Keselowski Denny Hamlin Kyle Larson Austin Dillon AJ Allmendinger Marcos Ambrose Paul Menard Clint Bowyer Kevin Harvick Kasey Kahne Tony Stewart Casey Mears Aric Almirola Jamie McMurray Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Martin Truex Jr. Kurt Busch Justin Allgaier Danica Patrick David Gilliland Michael Annett Alex Bowman Reed Sorenson Cole Whitt David Ragan Josh Wise Ryan Truex Travis Kvapil Parker Kligerman Michael McDowell Terry Labonte David Reutimann Bobby Labonte
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Greg Biffle is giving it all he’s got and then some. He was disappointed he didn’t get the win at Talladega, finishing second to Denny Hamlin on a last-lap yellow flag. The 44-year-old driver is in a contract year, and a few wins would make negotiations much easier. He scored three wins over the 2012-13 Cup Series seasons. “We still have some work to do, but it sure would have been nice to get a win toward the Chase, but we’ve got some great race tracks coming up as well,” he said. “That would have been nice.”
Does the Talladega win finally get Denny Hamlin’s season pointed in the right direction? You’re tempted to say yes, of course, because the good vibes always get in high gear when you spend a Sunday evening picking champagnesoaked confetti out of your hair. But let’s temper the “Here Comes Denny!” talk for a couple of reasons. 1. It was Talladega. Surely we’ve all learned that you can’t equate restrictor-plate success with overall NASCAR mastery; and 2. It was Denny Hamlin. Given his run of “luck” the past couple of years, you might want to take a wait-and-see approach.
Where’s Keselowski pointed? Somewhere far from harm’s way, we hope, for everyone’s sake. Brad Keselowski might lead the free world in Twitter followers, but he gained no friends Sunday at Talladega. First, he appeared to cut down too soon on Danica Patrick while passing for the lead — oops. Then, in a move that only a die-hard Kez fan would love, he was racing for all he’s worth among the lead pack, late in the race, when he spun and ruined plans for a lot of contenders. Oh, did we mention he was six laps down at the time?
Careless, or just competitive? When you think about it, the line between the two really isn’t that thin. When battling to win at Talladega, it might be a tightrope, but six laps down, the margin of error is wider than I-95. Get out of the way next time.
With the exception of hungry towtruck drivers, no one was happy with Brad Keselowski.
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Brad Keselowski triggered a wicked multi-car accident by racing aggressively with the leaders despite being six laps down after an early tango with Danica Patrick. Matt Kenseth was eliminated in the melee. “Well, I will say one thing: If it was the other way around and it was anybody else except for him, we’d all be getting lectured,” Kenseth said of Keselowski. Keselowski didn’t apologize until he left the track and sent out this tweet: “Hate causing the big one” and “Been on the other side of the shoe and it stinks.” We will see how bad it stinks Saturday night at Kansas Speedway.
FEUD OF THE WEEK
KESELOWSKI Matt Kenseth vs. Brad Keselowski: Keselowski was six laps down, spun in the lead pack late in the race and swept Kenseth’s No. 20 Toyota off the track. Godwin Kelly gives his take: “Emotions were running high, but no punches were thrown in the Talladega garage area — this time.”
The good news: Junior avoided all the trouble at Talladega. The bad news: He was so far back, the late wrecks were practically over the horizon.
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Winner: Greg Biffle Rest of the top five: Carl Edwards, Jeff Gordon, Matt Kenseth, Kyle Busch Dark horse: Marcos Ambrose
Disappointment: Clint Bowyer First one out: Brad Keselowski Don’t be surprised if: Keselowski gets some payback for his Talladega blunder.
SPRINT CUP: 5-Hour Energy 400 SITE: Kansas Speedway SCHEDULE: Friday, practice (Fox Sports 1, noon and 2:30 p.m.), qualifying (Fox Sports 1, 6:40 p.m). Saturday, race (Fox, coverage starts at 7 p.m., green flag at 7:46 p.m.). CAMPING WORLD TRUCKS: SFP 200 SITE: Kansas Speedway SCHEDULE: Friday, race (Fox Sports 1, 8 p.m.)
WEEKLY DRIVER RANKINGS — BASED ON BEHAVIOR AND PERFORMANCE JOEY LOGANO No penalty here for ’Dega downer
JUNIOR EARNHARDT Talladega strategy not the best
KYLE BUSCH Look, it’s this week’s Kansas winner
JEFF GORDON Still piling up the points
MATT KENSETH Loves that Kansas night life
CARL EDWARDS Won’t miss Alabama
GREG BIFFLE Quiet on the title talk this year
DENNY HAMLIN Look who’s back
BRIAN VICKERS Look who’s sticking around
JIMMIE JOHNSON And look who’s hanging on
Following his first top-five finish, ’Dinger talks ’Dega They say everybody loves an underdog, and Talladega Superspeedway seems to bring out the best in the teams that otherwise have little or no chance at victory on a week-toweek basis. Talladega’s Cinderella story Sunday was AJ Allmendinger, who scored his first Top-five finish in the No. 47 Chevrolet. Allmendinger finished fifth, with his hopes of victory dashed by a last-lap yellow flag. ’Dinger was mobbed by the media after the 500-mile race.
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Computer Repair BUILTNETWORKS, 805 Wyoming Ave, Creston, IA, 641-782-4765, Computer sales, repair, networking. Over 25 years experience. PC & Mac.
WESTMAN WINDOWS. Replacement windows tilt for easy cleaning and rebates bays, bows, sliders, etc. Any custom size and shape, 30+ years in Creston. I sell, service and install, for no-pressure estimate call Charlie Westman 641-782-4590 or 641-344-5523.
QUALITY GLASS CO. Automotive, home, business and farm. Commercial lock service and trailer sales. Hwy 34 East, in Creston 641-782-5155
Prime Rib Buffet 11am-3pm *Reservations Appreciated
Remember Mom with a Gift Certificate RESTAURANT AND SPORTS BAR
HWY. 34 • CRESTON, IA • 641-782-5014 Locally owned & operated by Bill & Janet Hayes since 1980
BOWMAN SIDING & WINDOWS. All major brands of vinyl and steel siding, Heartland, Traco and Revere thermal replacement windows. Recipient of the Revere Premium Renovator Award. Seamless guttering and Leaf Relief gutter covers. 33 years of Plumber continuous reliable service in SouthSCHROEDER PLUMBING and west Iowa, free estimates, 641-322ELECTRICAL. Central air repair/ 5160 or 1-800-245-0337. new installations, new breaker Storage boxes, lighting fixtures, softeners, water heaters. Specialize in SHARP’S SELF-STORAGE Boats, manufactured and mobile homes. records, inventory, furniture. Free estimates, licensed, insured, You store it, lock it, take the 641-202-1048. Accept Visa & key. Industrial Park, Creston, 641-782-6227. Mastercard.
Creston City Wide GARAGE SALES Saturday June 14, 2014 Advertise your Garage Sale with us! All ads will be published in the Classified Section of the Creston News Advertiser June 12th and/or 13th.
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(Pricing good thru Friday, May 30th ) SAVE $4! SAVE $6! SAVE $7!
1 Day....... $8.00 2 Days..... $12.00 3 Days..... $18.00
Regular rates apply after May 30th. All ads must be paid for before they publish!
503 W. Adams • Creston, IA 50801 641-782-2141 ext. 239 or stop in 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. email: email@example.com
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