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With Memorial Day upon us, Captain Eric Green, 39, of Afton is preparing to address the community during two Memorial Day Services Monday. Green, who was raised in Creston since the age of 5, hadn’t always planned for a military career. After graduating from Creston High School in 1993, Green attended Southwestern Community College, where he earned an Associate of Arts degree before earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Simpson College in Indianola. However, after coordinated terrorists attacks killed almost 3,000 people on U.S. soil on Sept. 11, 2001, Green decided to take action. “I felt I had to do something,” Green said. Military service In 2003, Green enlisted in the National Guard as an infantryman into Alpha Com-

pany, 1-168th Infantry Battalion based in Corning. After reaching the rank of specialist, Green attended officer candidate school at the 185th Regional Training Institute at Camp Dodge, where he was elected president of his class and commissioned as a 2nd lieutenant into the Military Intelligence Corps in 2006. In 2006, Green’s first assignment was serving as the assistant intelligence officer for Green headquarters, 1-168th Battalion in Council Bluffs, before he was moved to the position of intelligence officer in charge (S-2) in 2008. As intelligence officer in charge, Green was mobilized three times. The first time, Green aided fellow Iowans in Des Moines and Burlington during the floods of 2008. In January 2009, Green was called to duty to lead his intelligence section in Washington, D.C., during a security support mission for President Barrack Obama’s inauguration. In 2010, Green lead a 45 person intelligence team at Forward Operating Base Gardez in Paktya Province, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Upon completion of his Afghanistan mission, Green was selected to command the only military intelligence company in the Iowa Army National Guard. Green held this position from 2012 until his last days in the Iowa National Guard in February 2014. Green currently attends Drake University in Des Moines, where he is studying law. Green and his wife Elizabeth have a daughter named Sadie. Military achievements During his service, Green has earned the Bronze Star medal — awarded for acts of heroism, merit or meritorious service in a combat zone — the fourth highest individual military award in the U.S. military. Additionally, Green has earned Army commendation and Army achievement medals, both with bronze oak leave cluster. He has also received an Army Reserves components achievement medal, national defense service medal, Afghanistan campaign medal with two campaign stars, global wars on terrorism service medal, Armed Forces reserve Medal with “M” device and bronze hour glass device, Army service ribbon, overseas service ribbon, NATO

Area Memorial Day services Creston • 8:30 a.m. Monday, DAR, Veterans Memorial site in McKinley Park. There will be a short program. • 9:30 a.m. Monday, Calvary Cemetery service; 10:30 a.m. Monday, Graceland Cemetery Service. Music provided by Joyful Noise. Guest speaker Eric Green, former Iowa Army National Guard officer and highly-decorated Afghan veteran. In case of inclement weather, there will be one service at 10:30 a.m. at Community of Christ Church, 820 N. Elm St. Organized by Creston VFW Post 1797.

Clearfield • 8 a.m. Saturday, Woodside Post 97 of the American Legion will be putting up the avenue of flags and decorating veterans graves at the Clearfield Cemetery. The public’s assistance is needed and appreciated. Please see SERVICES, Page 2

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Cheryl Blazek, third from left, receives Baby Anne CPR training mannequins at Stalker Chevrolet May 16. Blazek stands with, from left, Todd and TJ Stalker, owners of Stalker Chevrolet, and Bruce Anderson, president of Iowa Automobile Dealers Association.

Union County EMS receives CPR grant By BAILEY POOLMAN

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The Mount Ayr 4x800 relay team won the school’s first ever relay state championship Thursday at the Co-ed State Track Meet at Drake Stadium. Pictured, from left, are Trevor Anderson, Kyle Dolecheck, Erik Freed and Noah Larsen.





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DES MOINES — Day one of competition here Thursday at the Co-ed State Track Meet featured a wide range of emotions. There was elation, as Mount Ayr senior Noah Larsen won a state championship in the Class 1A 3,200 meters before joining teammates Erik Freed, Trevor Anderson and Kyle Dolecheck as the first Raider relay team to win a state champi-

onship in a relay. Then there was the Creston girls 4x800 relay team, which celebrated on the Drake Stadium infield after finishing fourth in Class 3A with a new school-record time. But things took a sour turn when the Creston boys 4x800 team’s dreams of a state championship came crumbling down with the clang of the baton hitting the track. For more on these stories and other action from day one of state track, see page 1S.


Creston freshman Lexie Little (right) celebrates with junior teammate Maria Mostek after they helped the Panther girls, along with Taylor Briley and Natalie Mostek, to a school record in the Class 3A 4x800 relay.

Union County EMS (emergency management services) Association received a grant through Stalker Chevrolet and Iowa Automobile Dealers Association for CPR training mannequins. A four-pack of Baby Anne CPR training mannequins w e r e given to Cheryl Blazek, treasurer of Union County Blazek E M S Association May 16 at Stalker Chevrolet. “We can use them for training,” Blazek said. “All the firefighters and EMS providers have to have CPR every two years.”

Blazek said the association will host CPR classes open to the public, also. “We can use them for any public CPR classes we’re doing through the association,” Blazek said. “It’ll definitely help as far as equipment. It was a need that we had.” Blazek applied for the grant after receiving an email from Creston Assistant Fire Chief Mick Landers, who thought Southwestern Community College might be interested in the grant. “Apparently they (Stalker) do this every year,” Blazek said. “I thought it was more appropriate if EMS uses it.” Union County EMS Association owns four adult training mannequins, and now the association owns four infant mannequins for training, as well. The mannequins were donated in time Please see CPR GRANT, Page 2

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Deaths Ardell Gibson Smith Prescott, Ariz.

April 13, 1919 to May 16, 2014 Ardell Gibson Smith, a resident of Las Fuentes, passed away on Smith May 16, 2014 at Hospice Family Care in Prescott. Ardell was born on a farm near Zion, Iowa (Union County) on April 13, 1919 and was the only child of Nellie (Courier) Gibson and Eli Gibson. She graduated high school in Zion and continued her education at the Grand Island Business College in Grand Island, Nebraska. For many years, she worked at Radioplane in Los Angeles making target drones for the Armed Services. Throughout her work career, she resided in Nebraska, California, New Mexico, Boston, and New York City. In 1959 she married Clair Smith, whom she had known since she was 3 years old. They resided in Creston, Iowa where Clair was co-owner of Smith Concrete Products for nearly 40 years. Ardell was a member of Lady Elks, Ladies Literary, and Women’s Club while living in Creston. She was also active in the Union County Historical Society and was Chairman of the Southwest Iowa Hospital Auxiliary and member of their Board. Ardell was a member of Eastern Star

since 1937 and P.E.O. since 1972. She was a talented seamstress and jewelry designer. She enjoyed playing golf and traveling particularly throughout Europe. From 1975 to 1994, Ardell and Clair lived at their second home in Rio Verde, Arizona during the winter months. In 1990, they permanently moved to the Preseott Country Club. After Clair’s death in 1999, Ardell moved to Las Fuentes where she lived happily until her final days. In 2004, Ardell began losing her eyesight, but it never dampened her spirits or determination to live life to its fullest. She is survived by her sister-in-law Eve Ardell Dougherty of Preseott; niece, Diane R. DeLong and her husband Robert DeLong, and their children, Brynn DeLong of New York City; Nick DeLong of Tucson; and Haley DeLong of Flagstaff. She is also survived by nephew Steve Smith ofReno, Nevada; and nieces Tami Smith of Bremerton, Washington; Robin Smith of Berkeley, California; Kati Smith Holmes of Kailua, Hawaii; Dr. Charol Shakesbaft of Ashland, VA; and Gail Smith Page of Hurdle Mills, North Carolina. Memorial Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on May 28, 2014 at Las Fuentes, 1035 Scott Drive in Prescott with the Reverend Stan Brown officiating. Memorials may be made to Horses With H.E.A.R.T. (Hands-on Equine Assisted Riding Therapy). Sunrise Funeral Home in Prescott Valley assisted the family with arrangements.

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for EMS week, a nationally acknowledged week, according to the National Emergency Medical Services website, meant “to recognize and honor the dedication of those who provide the day-to-day lifesaving services of emergency medicine’s ‘front line.’� “It was a nice partnership to have with the car dealership, and it was so nice that we got it (the grant),� Blazek said. “We were told

they only gave out 12 in the state, so it was nice that we got one of them.� National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation works with new car dealers throughout the country to donate CPR training mannequins to hospitals, police and fire departments and schools. Since the program began in 1975, more than 4,600 mannequins have been donated and more than two million people have been trained on mannequins donated through the program.

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Norman Klejch Mount Ayr

Norman Dean Klejch, 86, of Mount Ayr died May 21, 2014, at the Clearview Home in M o u n t Ayr. M e m o - Klejch rial services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 27, at the First Christian Church in Mount Ayr. The Rev. Chris Conklin and the Rev. Jim Morris will officiate the service. Burial will be at a later date at the Bohemian Cemetery near Diagonal. Visitation with family present will be 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Memorials may be directed to the First Christian Church, Bohemian Cemetery or United Church of Diagonal building project. Online condolences may be left at Norman Dean Klejch, son of Lillian Sophia (Jezek) and Jerry Klejch, was born Jan. 30, 1928, in Diagona. Norman graduated from Diagonal High School in

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service medal with ISAF clasp, meritorious unit commendation, army superior unit award, District of Columbia service ribbon, Iowa humanitarian service ribbon, Iowa leadership ribbon with torch device and an Iowa service ribbon with bronze oak leaf cluster. Memorial Day Union County Veterans Affairs Director Blaize Reha said he selected Green to be the speaker at the VA’s Memorial Day ser- Reha vices for a number of reasons. “I’ve known him for four years,� Reha said. “He’s a captain, a very down to earth gentleman, carries himself well and has put a lot of time into his military career.� Reha said from knowing Green and his accomplishments, he just felt like he would be a good fit. Accompanying Green for the service will be Joyful Noise, who will open the ceremony with “The Star-Spangled Banner� and close with “My

“He’s a captain, a very down to earth gentleman, carries himself well and has put a lot of time into his military career.� — Blaize Reha

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Country ‘Tis of Thee.� Gary O’Daniels, VFW Post 1797 Commander will welcome the crowd before introducing Green. Invocations will be delivered by the Rev. Kenneth Halbur Jr. of Holy Spirit Catholic Church and the Rev. Jim Morris of Jerusalem United Methodist Church. VFW Post 1797 Honor Guard will do a 21 gun salute, and the playing of “Taps� will be done by Tim Kenyon and Skip Kenyon. Green is looking forward to delivering the short keynote speech during Monday’s services. “I’m absolutely honored,� Green said. “To address those people in that kind of setting is pretty remarkable. It’s a great honor.�

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• 10 a.m. Monday, program in the Lion’s Hall with Woodside Post’s Chaplain Rev. Al Rusk. Weather permitting, attendees will proceed to the Clearfield Cemetery for the ceremony over the last deceased veteran’s grave. • 2 p.m. Monday, take down the avenue of flags and grave decorations at Clearfield Cemetery. The public’s assistance is needed and appreciated. Greenfield 10 a.m. Monday at Greenfield Cemetery. Service includes dedication of flags and whites crosses, Memorial Day address by Dr. Keith Schwietzer. Mount Ayr • 10:30 a.m. Monday. Services at American Legion building.

Diagonal • 8:30 a.m. Monday at Union Cemetery, 9 a.m. Bethel Cemetery, 9:30 a.m. Marshalltown Cemetery, 10 a.m. Bohemian Cemetery, 10:30 a.m. Diagonal Cemetery and 11 a.m. at Knowlton Cemetry where Pastor Ed Shields will conduct the service. Services are hosted by Diagonal American Legion. A community lunch — hosted by the United Church of Diagonal — will be served at the community building following the services. Williamson • 2 p.m. Sunday, memorial services at Czech National Cemetery at Williamson. Guest speaker is Tricia McCurdy of Massena. In case of inclement weather, services will be held at Williamson Legion Hall. E-mail the CNA’s




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1947 and also went to business college. On May 15, 1949, Norman married Doris Marguerite Pratt at Tingley Methodist Church. They lived on the family farm for 42 years in rural Diagonal. Norman farmed and worked for Farm Bureau Insurance for 20 years. He later owned and operated Klejch Insurance Agency for 30 years, until retiring in August 2013. Norman and Doris spent the past 22 years in Mount Ayr. Norman was a member of the First Christian Church in Mount Ayr and Mount Ayr Lions Club. Norman also served on the Mount Ayr School Board for 20 years and was past president of the Bohemian Cemetery Board. Norman is survived by his wife Doris Klejch of Mount Ayr; son Craig Klejch of Diagonal; daughters, Janelle (David) Huffman of Pella, Sherri (Randall) Nelson of Otley and Valerie (Dale) McClaran of Independence, Mo.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Norman was preceded in death by his parents and brother LaVerne Klejch.

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Holy Spirit Rectory ReRun Shop, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 107 W. Howard St. 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.


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. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), 7:30 p.m. open meeting, St. Malachy Rectory, 407 W. Clark St.


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.


Memorial Day Narcotics Anonymous (NA), noon open meeting, St. Malachy Rectory, 407 W. Clark St. No

smoking. AA, 5:30 p.m., Crossroads Mental Health Center, 1003 Cottonwood Rd. Open meeting. Southwest Iowa Dancers Jam Session, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Mount Ayr American Legion. Sandwiches and soup available. AA, 7:30 p.m., United Church of Christ, 501 W. Montgomery St. Use east door.


Shannon City Breakfast Club, 9 a.m., The Windrow, 102 W. Taylor St. Creston Kiwanis Club, noon, The Windrow, 102 W. Taylor St. OLE Club, noon, congregate meal site, restored Creston Depot. Postscript Club, 1 p.m., congregate meal site, restored Creston Depot. Holy Spirit Rectory ReRun Shop, noon to 5 p.m., 107 W. Howard St. Free community meal, 5 to 6 p.m., United Church of Christ (Congregational), 501 W. Montgomery St. I Think I Can Child Care Center Board of Directors, 5:30 p.m., I Think I Can Child Care Center. Eagles Aerie, 7 p.m., Eagles Lodge. Southwest Iowa Dancers, 7 to 10 p.m., the Junction (Hwys 2 and 65) east of Leon. Homemade buffet for free will offering before dance. Eagles Auxiliary, 7:30 p.m., Eagles Lodge. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), 7:30 p.m. closed meeting, St. Malachy Rectory, 407 Clark St.

Union County Board of Supervisors, 9 a.m. Tuesday, Union County Courthouse boardroom. Agenda includes: 9:05 a.m. open forum; 9:10 a.m. Steve Akes, county engineer: maintenance activity report, partial payment No. 1 for concrete box culvert projects on H17, consider applying for horizontal curve sign program funding and to open bids for lease of hay ground by county engineers office; 10 a.m. public hearing for county budget amendment; 10:10 a.m. Amanda Husband, environmental specialist: update on the Kent property; 10:35 a.m. Cheryl Blazek, Union County EMS: EMS grant; 10:45 a.m. Roger Millslagle: permit for display of fireworks; 11 a.m. Soil and Water Conservation: easement for Twelve Mile water shed structure site 68-2; 11:10 a.m. Sandy Hysell, county auditor: resolution appropriations for approved budget amendment, resolution for conservation REAP and depreciation fund, amendment to Cass County contract with FY15 budget and handwritten claims; claims.


Renae Michelle Scott, 55, 313 N. Oak St., was charged with operating a motor vehicle while driver’s license was suspended 8:38 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of South Sumner Street and New York Avenue. According to a Creston Police report, officers saw a vehicle pulling out of the parking lot of Casey’s General Store, 621 New York Ave., being driven by Scott. Officers knew Scott to have a suspended driver’s license. Scott drove the vehicle north onto Sumner, and officers engaged the emergency lights and made a traffic stop.

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AIB College of Business to 3.74 grade-point average. Traffic stop, 1:34 a.m., DES MOINES — Eric —————— Thursday, North Spruce UV Index Stough of Creston has been Marshalltown Street. Sat Mon Tue College Wed awarded an Arnold andSun Community Traffic stop, 5:46 a.m., 5/24 5/25 MARSHALLTOWN 5/26 5/27 5/28— Dorothy Johnson Scholarship Thursday, Cottonwood Road. 7 7 9 at AIB College of Business. One 8hundred 9 seventy-four Traffic stop, 7:44 a.m., High Highstudents Very High Verynamed High Very High Stough is majoring in business were to the Full Thursday, West Adams Jun 13 administration. spring 2014 (January to May) The UV Index is measured on a 0 - 0 Street. 11 number scale, with a higher UV — — — —11 — — the need dean’s list at Marshalltown Talk to officer, 8:51 a.m., Sheriff Index showing for greater skin protection. Community College. Thursday, South Vine Street. ©2010 James Paxton Prescott American Profile of Hometown Content Service Peru State College PERU, Neb. — Peru State Tyler Love of Creston was Traffic stop, 10:15 a.m., reported a string trimmer, Thursday, West Howard battery charger, chain saw, College recently awarded de- named to the list. To be eligible for the dean’s Street. electric jackhammer and grees to 390 students at the Nuisance, 11:55 a.m., miscellaneous tools were institution’s 2014 commence- list, students must have taken 12 or more credit hours durThursday, South Vine Street. taken from his property on ment ceremony. Cynthia R. Miller of Cres- ing the semester (a full-time Traffic stop, 11:57 a.m., Highway 169 several months ton graduated cum laude with class load) and have earned at Thursday, West Prairie ago. a Bachelor of Applied Science least a 3.5 grade-point average Street. Loss estimate is $2,500. degree in management. while attending MCC classes Vandalism, 12:19 p.m., In order to graduate cum in Marshalltown, at Iowa ValThursday, North Chestnut laude (with distinction), grad- ley Community College GrinStreet. uates must have earned a 3.50 nell, or online. Narcotic, 12:28 p.m., Thursday, North Pine Street. Traffic stop, 12:28 p.m., Grain prices quoted at 10 Thursday, North Pine Street. a.m. today: AD SIZE: PM Assistance, 6:50FRIDAY p.m.,12:00• Farmers Co-op, Creston: Thursday, North Pine Street. Corn — $4.56 AM TrafficFINAL stop,REVISIONS: 8:36 p.m., 10:00 Soybeans — $14.99 Thursday, West CRESTON Montgom• Gavilon Grain: ery Street. PROGRAM FOR WEEK Corn — $4.57 Vandalism, OF 8:39MAYp.m., 23 - 29 Soybeans — $15.05

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Alpha Sigma

Iowa Alpha Sigma Master Chapter No. 1632 met 11:30 a.m. May 8 at the home of Marilyn Larimore for its 79th meeting to observe Mother’s Day. After repeating the Beta Sigma Phi grace, members enjoyed a salad luncheon. President Marilyn Larimore called the meeting to order by having members tell of their memories of Mother’s Day when they were children. Norma Putnam read the Dec. 12 and April 10 meetings for approval. Loretta Kelly read the minutes of the April 24 meeting for approval. There were no official communications. There were no unofficial communications. Treasurer Pat Fils reported she paid the international endowment and state project. A bill was presented for $26.75 for the flower centerpiece. Marilyn Blazek moved and Dorothy Eyberg seconded this bill be allowed, carried. Committee reports: Social – none Service will be discussed later. Ways and Means – none Telephone – none Members repeated the closing ritual then joined hands for the Mizpah. Larimore gave the program on Sun Valley.

Ladies Lakeshore Auxiliary

Ladies Lakeshore Auxiliary met May 14. Canasta winners were Wanda Nash, first; Barb Veitz, second; and Connie Bailey, third. Barb Veitz won the door prize. Carol Harrison was hostess for cards and chatter Wednesday.

St. John’s Evening Fellowship

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en’s Fellowship met May 12 in the parish hall. Carol Wallace was in charge of devotions titled “The Little Lost Lamb.” Joan Chubick collected the least coin and read “The Pickle Jar.” Tammy Willlets conducted the business meeting. The secretary and treasurer gave their monthly reports. Peggy Erskine gave the card report. It was voted that a card and money be given to graduating member Charley Weeks. Delores Doench reported on the Southwest Iowa Association meeting she attended in Harlan. Doench also reported on the food program taking place this summer by local churches. It was decided to check with the Congregational United Church of Christ to see if they need assistance with the children’s lunch program that will be going on in the months of July and August. The congregational church has volunteered for the week of Aug. 4. This program offers lunch for school-age children at the Methodist Church from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. Doench also reported on the backpack program. It was voted to donate glue and glue sticks for the backpacks. They will be filling approximately 500 backpacks. She will be attending a meeting June 1 to report on the progress of this endeavors with the other participating churches in town. Ramona Weeks is checking on new carpet for the church’s outside entrance. New officers were voted on for next year. They will be President Tammy Willets, Vice President Mary Burg, Secretary Joyce Clark, Treasurer Carol Wallace, Cards Peggy Erskine and Welcoming Betty Lynam. Chubick won the trivia prize presented by Joyce Clark. Refreshments were served by Willets.

The group will not be meeting over the summer, but will reconvene in September.

The Book Club

The Book Club met May 5 at the home of Retta Ripperger with eight members and one guest, Barbara Mathews. President Donna Haag opened the meeting with a quote by Max Lucado from “Whispered Words of Encouragement.” Roll call was answered with books read since the April meeting. In the absence of minutes, Velma Riegel read a newspaper write-up of the April 7 meeting. Members signed up for the 2014-15 year as hostess or book reviewer. The program/yearbook committee will be the president, Shonda Deranleau, Meg Crawford, Carolyn Derrick, Carolyn Hubatka and Dorothy McNaught. For the program, members watched the movie “The Great Gatsby,” after every member had read the book and discussed it at the April meeting. Members brought snacks to have during the movie. After the movie, the hostess served refreshments. The next meeting will be Sept. 8 at the home of Pat Pokorny with Deb Richardson giving the book review.

VFW PostIowa 1797

hospital 53 hours for a total of 163 hours. Members have also traveled 360 miles for veterans. The post surgeon visited veterans at both nursing homes. In old business, a veterans supermarket will be held May 17 at the restored Creston Depot. Hours will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A discussion was held on repairing or replacing the fence around the VFW field. VFW will work with the Park and Recreation Department. In new business, the Memorial Day program schedule is as follows Monday, May 26, DAR at McKinley Park memorial garden at 8:30 a.m.; service at Calvary Cemetery at 9:30 a.m.; service at Graceland Cemetery 10:30 a.m. The speaker will be Capt. Eric Green an Army Reserve officer. O’Daniels gave a report on state and district VFW. A district meeting was held May 17 in Ottumwa. State VFW meeting will held in Burlington June 6-8. The meeting adjourned at 8 p.m. The next meeting will be June 10 at Elks Lodge with 6 p.m. dinner and 7 p.m. meeting. All Veterans are encouraged to attend.

Afton Federated Garden Club

Afton Federated Garden Club met May 9 at Afton Community Center with Iris Smith and Judy Weese as hostesses. President Vicki Johnson called the meeting to order with members repeating the Pledge of Allegiance and club collect. Roll call was answered by 11 members. Minutes for the April meeting were read. A motion to approve was made by Shirley Wallace and seconded by Judy Harmon. Bev Rowe gave the treasurer’s report, and it was approved and will be filed as noted. AFGC Chairperson Donna Thomas sent a get well

card to Audrey McDowell, a sympathy card to Iris Smith and a birthday card to Kathy Tapken. June 2-8 is National Garden Club Week. Johnson brought posters to be signed by the mayors of surrounding towns and displayed that week. The district annual meeting will be June 2 at the Lotus Convention Center in St. Charles. Give money to Rowe by May 23 for reservations. Members signed up to bring a jelly roll pan of bars or two dozen cookies to be served that morning. Be at the convention center by 8 a.m. to help set up and serving will begin at 8:30 a.m. Wallace brought her first draft of club cookbook to see. Members were happy with the artwork and recipes. It was decided to check into the price of having the books printed. June 6 is AFGC’s annual club tour. Meet at Afton Park at 8:30 a.m. and carpool from there. Rowe is in charge of planning the tour. Some members met Monday to plant flowers in the planters around Afton Park. They had lunch after. Motion to adjourn was made by Pauline McCoy and seconded by Rowe. All repeated the conservation pledge. An informative program on energy conservation was given by Kathy Tapken. She talked about wind turbines. Refreshments were served by Iris Smith and Judy Weese. The next meeting will be a club tour June 6.

Old business was discussed. In new business, circle books need to be updated for the coming year. Shirley and Rhonda volunteered to do this. The next meeting will be 11:30 a.m. June 5 at A&G Steakhouse. There will be no meetings during the summer. They will be resumed in September at the Marilyn Larimore home. Rhonda had the program on “when the going gets tough.” Fils closed the meeting with the DWF Benediction. The hostess served dessert and assorted treats.

Union Squares

Union Squares dance club celebrated its 50th anniversary May 3 with 52 people in attendance with Beck and Carla Peck from Des Moines calling and cueing. There was music from the1960s through today. There was square and line dancing. Dinner was served after. There are square dance clubs throughout Iowa. Visit the website Upcoming dances for summer: • Machine shed dance June 14 at Marvin and Leilie Eivens in Macksburg. There will be a potluck at 6 p.m. and dance at 7 p.m. with Fred Grow and Brian Keeler calling. • 7 p.m. July 1 at Afton Lawn Chair Night. Tom Woodin will be calling. • 9 to 11 a.m. July 16 at Adams County Fair in Corning with Bob Woodin calling. • 8 p.m. July 25 at Page Mary Circle of First Chris- County Fair. tian Church met May 15 at the home of Florence Willets. There were 12 members present. President Fils called the meeting to order with the The Creston News Disciple Women’s prayer. Advertiser’s Joyce read the secretary’s FAX number is report. Margaret gave the treasurer’s report. They were approved as read.

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Club news Creston United Methodist Women

The Executive Committee of Creston United Methodist Women 9 a.m. May 1 in fellowship hall. Susan Weight, co-president, called the meeting to order. For devotions, Beth Perry read scripture and in unison the words to the hymn “Help Us Accept Each Other” were read. There was correspondence from Mission U regarding the summer session, July 13-16 in Marshalltown. For social action, the legislative session passed a bill on human trafficking, and it has been sent to the governor for signature. Also, there is a new code section regarding prostitution under the age of 18, which will attempt to provide stronger protection to victims. The UMW Standing Rules were reviewed again. Changes were made to duties of the officers, funeral dinners and finances. These will go to unit for approval. Women at the Well, a prison ministry, will be on June 19 at Mitchellville. The unit meeting was held at 10 a.m., with Sandy McNichols, co-president, presiding. There were 13 members and two guests present. Beth Perry again had devotions, reading scripture and a prayer titled “Day of Pentecost.” In unison, members read the hymn “This is My Song.” Jerrie Henderson and Susan Weight, who had attended Mission U in July and October of last year, then presented the mission study on the Roma of Europe. The Roma are migratory nomads and are often called “gypsies.” An assortment of religious networks actively work with the Roma people, and the United Methodist Church focuses specifically on ministry for the Roma in Central and Southern Europe. The business meeting was held after the mission study, where the UMW Standing Rules were officially adopted. A motion was made to give $500 to the church fund

Public notice ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Sealed bid proposals will be accepted for the following project: Workscope: General Construction Project: Creston Community School Bus Barn 802 Academic Avenue Creston, Iowa 50801 Project No: 12-2288 Owner/Contractor: Creston Community School District 801 North Elm Street Creston, Iowa 50801 Construction Manager: GC3, LLC 1025 Ashworth Road, Suite 201 West Des Moines, Iowa 50265 Architect: Alan Christiansen Architects 1163 24th Street, Suite 100 Des Moines, Iowa 50311 Creston Community School District will accept bids from qualified Contractors for the construction of the bus barn located at 802 Academic Avenue, Creston, Iowa 50801 until: Bid Time: 2:00 PM CDT Bid Date: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 Location of Bid: Creston Community School District Office 801 North Elm Street Creston, Iowa 50801 The General Construction Workscope includes all work within six feet of the building excluding the following work being done by the Owner/Contractor: 1. Underground and above ground plumbing 2. Hydronic heating in all interior slabs on grade 3. HVAC work Work under subcontract with the Owner/Contractor and not in this workscope: 1. Mass excavation to within 0.1 feet of final subgrade including gravel drives and parking 2. Utility work beyond five feet of building foundations 3. Wet automatic fire sprinkler system Coordination by General Construction subcontractor: 1. Coordinate work with "Other Subcontractors", i.e. earthwork, utility and fire sprinkler companies, and owner/contractor workforce 2. Incorporate schedule information from "Other Subcontractors" and owner/ contractor workforce 3. Include "Other Subcontractors" and owner/contractor representatives in bimonthly meetings Pre-Bid Conference (Mandatory): Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014 at 11:00 AM CDT Location of Pre-bid Conference: Creston Community School District Office 801 North Elm Street Creston, Iowa 50801 Pre-bid Site Access: Contact Tom Stockdale, GC3,LLC, at 515-267-2488 or Gary Briley, CCSD, at 641-782-7028 Bids shall be submitted on the Bid Form provided in the Project Manual. No oral, facsimile or telephonic bids or modifications will be considered. Bids received after the Bid Time will be rejected.

called Abundant Grace. The meeting was closed with the Bible verse read in unison from Psalms 59:1. Morning Circle met at 9:30 a.m. May 15 at Prairie View Assisted Living. There were 15 present, and Susan Weight presided. Hostess was Peg Anderson. Ellen Rinner gave the program titled “A Mother’s Day Prayer for Peace,” which explored the unique gifts and perspectives women bring to the table when answering Christ’s call to be peacemakers. Evening Circle met at 7 p.m. May 15 in fellowship hall. There were 13 present, and Rosalie Denton presided. Terry Ammon had the program which was the same as for Morning Circle and three readers assisted her with scripture. Before presenting the ADVERTISEMENT FOR talked BIDS program, Ammon Sealed bid proposals will be accepted about the African countries for the following project: ofWorkscope: Ghana General in theConstruction Western Project: Creston Community School Sudan Bus Barn and Rwanda. Mis802 Academic Avenue sionaries are trying to get Creston, Iowa 50801 No: 12-2288 theProject people better accesOwner/Contractor: Creston Community sibility to clean water and School District 801 North Elmhunger. Street combating Women Creston, Iowa 50801 inConstruction these countries doLLC most Manager: GC3, Ashworth Road, Suite 201 of1025 the work while the West Des Moines, Iowa 50265 men Architect: Terry wore an Aflanguish. Alan Christiansen Architects rican 1163 dress. 24th Street, Suite 100 Des Moines, Iowa 50311Women’s The Young Creston Community School District will acceptdid bidsnot from meet. qualified Contractors group for the construction of the bus barn locatexecutive ed The at 802next Academic Avenue, meetCreston, Iowa ing 50801 will until: be in late August. Bid Time: 2:00 PM CDT The next Tuesday, unit meeting will Bid Date: June 10, 2014 of Bid: Creston beLocation in September, andCommunity circles School District Office 801 meet North Elm Street in Septemwill again Creston, Iowa 50801 ber. The General Construction Workscope

includes all work within six feet of the building excluding the following work being done by the Owner/Contractor: 1. Underground and above ground plumbing 2. Hydronic heating in all interior slabs Twelve members attendon grade HVAC work12 meeting of Pi ed3.Work the May under subcontract with the Owner/Contractor and not in this workscope: Chapter Delta Kappa GamMass excavation to within 0.1 feet of ma1. subgrade International at the Old and final including gravel drives parking Market Antique Store. 2. Utility work beyond five feet of Janelle Krentz gave a prebuilding foundations 3. Wet automatic fire sprinkler system sentation collecting anCoordinationon by General Construction subcontractor: tiques and how she started 1. Coordinate work with "Other Subher business. contractors", i.e. earthwork, utility and fire sprinkler companies, owner/contractor After the and meeting, the workforce 2. Incorporate information group met atschedule Casa de Oro from "Other Subcontractors" and owner/ for a workforce meal and business contractor 3. Include "Other Subcontractors" and meeting. owner/contractor representatives in biPresident Joan Limonthly meetings Pre-Bid Conference enneman called(Mandatory): the meeting Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014 at 11:00 AM CDT to order. Location of Pre-bid Conference: CrebySchool Sandy stonM/S/C Community District Harris Office 801Martha North Elm Pine Street to approve and Creston, Iowa 50801 thePre-bid AprilSiteminutes read.Tom Access: as Contact Stockdale, GC3,LLC, at 515-267-2488 or Gary Briley, CCSD, at 641-782-7028 Bids shall be submitted on the Bid Form provided in the Project Manual. No oral, facsimile or telephonic bids or modifications will be considered. Bids received after the Bid Time will be rejected. The Owner will open the bids publicly and read them out loud. The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids, and to waive any formalities or irregularities in bidding. All contractors submitting a bid for the work are representing that they have carefully examined the site and are familiar with all conditions that may affect the Work under the Contract. Bidders may view bid documents from any of the following locations: Creston Community School District Office, 801 North Elm Street, Creston, Iowa 50801 GC3 Office, 1025 Ashworth Road, Suite 201, West Des Moines, Iowa 50265 Electronic and paper copies of the bid documents are available from Bidders will be provided one set of drawings and a project manual upon submission of a $100 refundable plan deposit. Deposit may be in the form of a check written to the Creston Community School District, cash, or a MBI card. Bid documents must be returned within 30 days following the bid date to qualify for a refund. Electronic copies of the bid documents are also available from Please direct questions regarding this project to the office of the Construction Manager, 515-267-2488. Bids may not be withdrawn within 45 days after the date of the bid opening. Bids shall be accompanied by Bid Security in the amount of 5% of the total bid amount. Bid Security must be in the form set forth in the Instructions to Bidders and submitted in a separate sealed envelope clearly labeled Bid Security. Bid Security must be one of the following forms: Certified Check, Cashier's Check, Certified Share Draft, Bank Draft or Surety Bond. Should the successful bidder fail or neglect to furnish satisfactory performance/ payment bonds, refuse to enter into a Contract on the basis of the bid, or fail to meet the requirements of this Notice, the Bid Security may be retained as liquidated damages by the Owner. The successful Bidder will be required to furnish Performance and Labor and Material Payment Bonds equal to 100% of the Contract Amount and a Certificate of Insurance as defined in the Instructions to Bidders. All bids will be governed by applicable provisions in the Iowa Code.

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IN THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT FOR UNION COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF F. EILEEN BROWN, Deceased. Probate No. ESPR015665 NOTICE OF PROBATE OF WILL, APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS To all persons interested in the estate of F. Eileen Brown, deceased, who died on or about April 29, 2014: You are hereby notified that on May 2, 2014, the Last Will and Testament of F. Eileen Brown, deceased, bearing the date

The treasurer’s report was given by Kim Riley; M/S/C by Harris and Martha Pine to approve the treasurer’s report as presented. Old Business: The state president’s visit will be Oct. 11 with Pi chapter deciding on a location. Joan Lienneman and Harris have registered for the 2014 state convention to be held June 13-15 in Davenport. The international conference will be July 28-Aug. 1 in Indianapolis, Ind. Evan Baldwin of Southwest Valley High School has been chosen to receive a $150 scholarship. He plans to attend Northwest Missouri State University majoring in education. New Business: The group discussed several program options for the 2014-2015 year. The next meeting will be held Sept. 8 with the location being determined. Installation of officers will take place. The meeting was adjourned with M/S/C by Martha Pine and Kay Raymond.

was noted and accepted that the prior minutes stated Beverly Betts had approved the minutes. Correction should read that Bev Butler approved the minutes. Monte Neitzel gave an administrative report. The hospital has many activities going on for National Hospital Week. He said plans are being made to upgrade the facility’s parking lots, hopefully beginning in August. Other projects include the desire to upgrade the facility to a level three trauma certification. GRMC now has a level four certification. There is also interest being shown for physician recruitment. The pavers are ordered annually for the hospice home have arrived and will be set as weather permits. The new volunteer report given stated there were no


The weekly Kiwanis meeting was held 12:05 p.m. Tuesday at The Windrow with 21 members and seven guests. President Chris Frederickson presided. Jamie Travis was greeter and Drew Henderson gave the prayer and was finemaster. The program was Steve McDermott, superintendent of Creston Community Schools. He discussed programs and improvements to buildings and curriculum in the Creston Schools. Also, the focus going forward to keep improving. Anna Wilson, Creston senior, was presented the Mickey Finn Scholarship from the club by Karon Finn and SWCC President Barb Crittenden.

GRMC Auxiliary

The GRMC Auxiliary meeting was held 10 a.m. Monday in the MAP conIN THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT ference room. Annette Rice FOR UNION COUNTY and auxiliary IN THE13 MATTER OF THEmembers ESTATE OF F. EILEEN BROWN, Deceased. were present. Probate No. ESPR015665 The prior month’s minNOTICE OF PROBATE OF WILL, APPOINTMENT OF Correction PERSONAL utes were read. REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE

TO CREDITORS To all persons interested in the estate of F. Eileen Brown, deceased, who died on or about April 29, 2014: You are hereby notified that on May 2, 2014, the Last Will and Testament of F. Eileen Brown, deceased, bearing the date of March 23, 1998, was admitted to probate in the above-named court and that Leslie Curtis Brown and Patricia Annette Brown were appointed Personal Representatives of the estate. Any action to set aside the Will must be brought in the District Court of said county within the later to occur of four months from the date of the second publication of this Notice or one month from the date of mailing of this. Notice to the surviving spouse and all heirs of the decedent and devisees under the Will whose identities are reasonably ascertainable, or thereafter be forever barred. Notice is further given that all persons indebted to the estate are requested to make immediate payment to the undersigned, and creditors having claims against the estate shall file them with the Clerk of the above-named District Court, as provided by law, duly authenticated, for allowance, and unless so filed by the later to occur of four months from the second publication of this Notice or one month from the date of mailing of this Notice (unless otherwise allowed or paid) a claim is thereafter forever barred. Dated this 30th day of April, 2014. Leslie Curtis Brown 5418-1 Longview Ct. Johnston, IA 50131 Patricia Annette Brown 85 SE Meirose Drive Waukee, IA 50263 Personal Representatives of Estate of F. Eileen Brown, deceased David L. Jungmann DAVID L. JUNGMANN, P.C. Attorney for the Executor 113W. Iowa, P.O. Box 329 Greenfield, IA 50849-0329 Date of second publication: May 23, 2014 NOTICE OF PRIMARY ELECTION Notice is hereby given to the qualified electors of Union County, Iowa that a Primary Election will be held at the regular polling places in the several election precincts of Union County, Iowa on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 for the purpose of nominating candidates for federal, state, and county offices. The polls will open at 7:00 AM and will close at 9:00 PM, CST. I, Sandy Hysell, Auditor and County Commissioner of Elections in and for Union County, Iowa, do hereby certify these are the lists of candidates nominated by the Democrat and Republican Parties, as certified to this office, the same being arranged in the form of the Primary Election ballot, to be voted on in Union County, Iowa, Tuesday, June 3, 2014. A public test of the election equipment will be held on Thursday, May 29, 2014 starting at 10:00 AM at the Union County Courthouse. Any voter who is physically unable to enter a polling place has the right to vote in the voter's vehicle. For further information, please contact the county auditor's office at (641) 782-1701. SANDY HYSELL, UNION COUNTY AUDITOR UNION COUNTY COMMISSION OF ELECTIONS

new volunteers during the last month. Rice will be hosting another information guide training session to be announced at a later date. The gift shop has been offering several discount promotions during National Hospital Week. Amy reported the apparel sale had a good turnout, and she is taking orders for employee jackets.

The auxiliary has received all signed scholarship agreements from recipients. Safe Sitter training plans will be June 19 and 20. The members decided to attend the summer gathering June 5 in Chariton. The meeting adjourned at 10:55 a.m. The next meeting will be on 10 a.m. June 9 in the MAP conference room.

Congregate meals Creston meals May 26-30 Menu subject to change. Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-7822447. Monday: Closed for Memorial Day. Tuesday: garlic herb chicken, breast strips over mixed salad/dressing/tomato/ cucumber/hard boiled egg, roll/margarine, peaches.

Wednesday: fish on bun, tartar sauce, lettuce and tomato slice, three bean salad, cantaloupe. Thursday: roast beef in gravy, mashed potatoes, succotash, banana. Friday: beef and noodles, Brussel sprouts, zucchini and tomatoes, bread/margarine, grapes. All meals are served with 2% or skim milk and coffee.



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Universal Workers

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

Please apply in person at:

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PRODUCTION TEAM MEMBER Now accepting Applications for all Shifts ENHANCED WAGE PROGRESSION (Shift differential not included) START AT $13.25 $14.25 AFTER 1 YEAR $14.75 AFTER 18 MONTHS $15.80 AFTER 36 MONTHS GREAT BENEFIT PACKAGE COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH INSURANCE PRESCRIPTION DRUG PLAN DENTAL AND VISION PLAN 401 (k) WITH COMPANY MATCHING PAY-FOR-PERFORMANCE BONUSES EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE Please stop by your nearest Workforce Development Center to fill out an application. Applications can also be picked up at Osceola Foods and mailed back to Jared Lee, 1027 Warren Ave. Osceola, IA 50213 Applications will be accepted from May 20 thru June 22, 2014

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

Iowa Select Farms is an equal opportunity employer.

Osceola Foods, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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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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Employment New Today CRESTON SCHOOLS Cooks needed for 7 hrs/day and 4 hrs/day Application forms available at the Administration Office, 801 N. Elm St. AA/EOE PLUMBERS & HELPERS, New Construction & Service Cook Plumbing Corporation, 1425 Fuller Road, West Des Moines EEO

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1 & 2 BEDROOM APTS IN CRESTON. Rent based on income, Onsite laundry, No pets 877-959-2534. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer Equal Housing Opportunity. Handicap accessible

100 SQUARE BALES of Alfalfa mix, located near Stringtown, small or large amounts welcome, 641-333-4438.

FOR RENT: 2 BEDROOM HOUSE, 306 Livingston, appliances including washer & dryer, deposit and references, no pets, or smoking, 641-782-0788. THE AD that ran in this space got RESULTS and was cancelled.

6 QUART ICE CREAM freezer, $20.00 OBO, 641-782-3135. BEDSPEAD AND PILLOW SHAMS, Penny's ivory Matellaise cotton, washable, good condition, double bed size, $25.00; beautiful fresh rhubarb, washed and cut, $3.00 per quart-size freezer-bag, Creston intown delivery available. 641-782-7169 SWIFFER WET JET with 1/2 tank of fluid, $5.00; women's pink watch, large pint, $5.00; tall metal 4 shelf stand, $15.00; 641-782-6144.

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Looking for full to part time supplementing income moving utility trucks both locally and multistate. Drivers with flat towable cars preferred, great retirement work, Call Dave 859-361-9953.

Miscellaneous TO OUR READERS Creston Publishing Company does not knowingly accept advertising which is in violation of the law. We do not knowingly accept advertising that is fraudulent or has malicious intent. While we attempt to screen advertising with potential of fraud, it is impossible to screen all potential problems. We strongly encourage readers to exercise caution and common sense, particularly when dealing with unfamiliar companies.

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GAULE EXTERIORS Steel and vinyl siding, replacement windows and seamless guttering. Quality craftsmanship, over a decade of professional service in Southwest Iowa. 641-782-0905.

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Christensen Farms

provides a clean and safe work environment while producing a wholesome pork product for the world. Located near Leon, IA Competitive wage with advancement opportunities available Benefits include: 401k, health, dental and more! Full Time – Day Hours Duties include: feeding, vaccinating, breeding, sanitation, and care for newborn piglets Start your career in one of the most rewarding and noble industries today!

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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

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.

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Sun. May 25- 10:30AM Rural Lorimor, IA. Furniture, Household Goods, Tools, Misc. Tractors and Acreage Equipment for Mike Weibel. Auctioneers: Darwin West, Tom Frey, Todd Crill, Steve Bergren. Sat. May 31- 10:00AM Rural Creston, IA. Tools, Shop Items, Airplane Parts, Lawn Equipment, Antiques & Collectibles, Modern Furniture and Household Goods for Bill & Norma Mercer. Auctioneers: Darwin West, Tom Frey, Todd Crill, Steve Bergren. Sat. May 31- 1:00PM Mount Ayr, IA. Household Goods and Miscellaneous for Bob & Connie Eason. Auctioneers: Jim Smith, Curt Pierschbacher. Sun. June 1- 11:00AM Creston, IA. Tools & Misc. Items; Lawn Equipment; lg. selection of Oil Lamps; Guitars; Music Equipment; Tapes; CDs & more for Sandy Bolinger & the late Jr. (Rocky) Bolinger. Auctioneers: Darwin West, Tom Frey, Todd Crill, Steve Bergren. Mon. June 2- 5:00PM Creston, IA. Multi-Party and Estate Sale consisting of Tools, Antiques, Collectibles, Modern Furniture and Household Goods. Auctioneers: Darwin West, Tom Frey, Todd Crill. Sat. June 7- 10:30AM Lenox, IA. Real Estate sells at 1PM; Acreage, Farm and Household Goods for Jamie and Lori Kinyon. Auctioneers: Darwin West, Tom Frey, Todd Crill, Steve Bergren. Sun. June 8- 10:30AM Afton, IA. Real Estate consisting of 6.84 acres M/L sells at 1:30PM. Modern Furniture, Appliances, Household Goods, Tools, Pickup, 1/16th Scale Farm Toys, Heston & others Belt Buckles, Farm Machinery and Misc. for the Jack Shiflett Estate. Auctioneers: Darwin West, Tom Frey, Todd Crill, Steve Bergren. Advertise your auction in the CNA Classifieds and we will include it in our “Auction Calendar.”

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

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

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Position Available is: • Part-time keyholder & sales Available position requires working a flexible schedule of 5-15 hrs. per week including some daytime, evening and weekend hours.

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Performs duties related to payroll and benefit administration functions. Performs bookkeeping and accounting tasks applying accepted accounting procedures including payroll processing and associated general ledger reconciliation. Performs duties related to the payroll process according to established procedures Full Time 36 hours per weekadjustments to time including, but not limited to:- making necessary Apply online at edit reports, transmitting appropriate payroll information to the financial institution, and generating payroll reports. Coordinates 300 W. Hutchings St., Winterset, Iowa 50273Provides and facilitates the hospital’s employee benefit program. MCHCS an Human equal opportunity back up support to isthe Resources employer Director as needed. Previous experience in payroll processing and accounting required. Madison County Health Care System is an award-winning organization located just a half hour southwest of Des Moines in picturesque Winterset, home of the Bridges of Madison County and The Birthplace of John Wayne. A modern facility boasts of up-todate equipment and a staff dedicated to providing outstanding service. Excellent schools and a high quality of life can be found in Madison County. We provide a competitive and comprehensive compensation package including PTO, IPERS and a free on-site fitness facility for employees and their spouses. We look forward to meeting dedicated professionals seeking career opportunities. Full Time Apply online at

300 W. Hutchings St., Winterset, Iowa 50273 MCHCS is an equal opportunity employer

MCHCS HW Payroll Benefits Coordinator 3x7.5 5/20 The Shopper; 5/21 The Madisonian Tim L

East Union Facilities (Buildings and Grounds) Manager QUALIFICATIONS: Required • Physical abilities to meet job requirements • Ability to provide leadership and supervise personnel in accordance with district policy, state, and federal mandates • Able to work different shifts, days, and/ or schedule • Knowledge of emergency procedures and problems related to security • Understanding of inventory control • Ability to prioritize, organize, and accomplish assigned work • Ability to provide a safe, attractive, and comfortable school environment • Ability to function within the framework of a school environment

Preferred • High School Diploma or GED; supplemented by demonstrated ability to fulfill the physical requirements of the work; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience • Experience in supervision of school custodial department or related experience

Physical Requirements/Environmental Conditions • Requires prolonged standing • Requires physical exertion to manually move, lift, carry, pull, or push heavy objects or materials • Requires stooping, kneeling, crawling, bending, turning, and reaching • Requires climbing and balancing • Must work indoors and outdoors year-round • Work environment may include exposure to cold, heat, humidity, and dust, and chemicals

Essential Functions • Help ensure clean and safe facilities • Work well with others, maintaining positive and effective communication with individuals and departments of the school district and community • Able to accept directions, changing situations, and work assignments • Exemplify good work habits for other employees • Show initiative in willingness to assume responsibility by being able to determine priority in work schedule • Ability to plan constructively for future events, needs or changes (Example: 1. Create or try new products. 2. Try new ways of doing job.)

Essential Responsibilities • • • • • • • •

Provide a safe environment for staff and students Abide by all state health and safety regulations Maintain consistent and effective communication with custodial staff Supervise and evaluate work of custodial staff as required Assist in hiring and termination as required Order supplies, equipment and repairs as needed Maintain/supervise care of grounds (snow removal, mowing, etc.) Have responsibility for oversight of parking areas, fields, external parts of school buildings, bus barn and other building structures • Adhere to all district health and safety polices, including all precautions of the Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan • Complete annual safety training as required by law and district policy • Attend training/workshops as required to stay current with products and procedures Year-round position. Includes employee benefits.

Send letter of interest and resume to: Dr. Pam Vogel, Superintendent; C/O East Union Community Schools, 1916 High School Drive, Afton, IA, 50830



Creston News Advertiser Friday, May 23, 2014

Unconventional farmers in Bridgewater swim upstream By ALEXI GROUMOUTIS

Southern Iowa Resource Conservation and Development Local Foods Coordinator

Dale Raasch, owner of Bridgewater Farm, is not afraid of getting his boots stuck in the mud. That’s because he knows Tyler, his 24-year-old son, is never too far behind in case he needs to be dug out. This father/son team takes great pride working the land side by side on their two-man farming operation located on 40 acres outside of Bridgewater in Adair County. Raasch, who describes himself as an unconventional farmer swimming upstream, has been farming for 35 years and hails from a family of farmers. He decided four years ago to begin making the shift towards pesticide-free, antibiotic-free, hormone-free and genetically modified-free farming. He came to this decision because he believes it’s better for people, animals and the environment. By growing food sustainably, he hopes to make a difference globally. Raasch recognizes Americans are facing a health crisis due to poor eating habits and reiterates his son’s advice on the importance of making mindful food choices. “By buying better food now it’s just like an insurance policy, pay a little

bit more now and eat better and you’re are going to be healthier,” Raasch said. “Otherwise if you don’t, down the road you are going to pay for it later. It may even cost you your life.” Raasch raises antibiotic and cage-free broiler chickens and laying hen chickens, cattle which he pastures part of the year, hogs, ducks that are raised for their eggs, vegetables and fruits. Raasch not only grows 12 acres of produce outdoors, but he also grows produce in his 30 by 96 foot high tunnel. He grows herbs, radishes, kale, squash, spinach, cauliflower, broccoli, kohlrabi, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, sweet potatoes, berries and watermelon, just to name a few. Last year he planted 1,150 tomato plants, 1,100 pounds of potatoes and 2,000 sweet potatoes. Raasch said he has built a loyal customer base because people like knowing exactly where their food comes from and they enjoy the superior taste of his locally grown foods. “That’s one of the biggest selling points,” Raasch said. “If you can get them to try it and they like it, they’re going to be back.” Raasch, who is always on the go, sells his products at farmers’ markets in Creston, Johnston, Atlantic and Winterset. He also sells to surrounding specialty and mainstream grocery stores, hospi-

Bridgewater Farm’s CSA You can purchase Bridgewater Farm’s state inspected eggs at Creston Hy-Vee. Bridgewater Farm also offers a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program in which customers receive weekly boxes of farm-fresh produce. Dale Raasch can be reached at 641-745-5368.

tals, restaurants and nursing homes including Greater Regional Medical Center, Natural Health Center and Harvest Moon in Atlantic and Campbell’s Nutrition and Gateway Market in Des Moines. You can purchase Bridgewater Farm’s state inspected eggs at Creston Hy-Vee. Bridgewater Farm also offers a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program in which customers receive weekly boxes of farm-fresh produce. Bridgewater Farm is located at 2409 Brown Avenue in Bridgewater, Iowa, 50837. Raasch can be reached at 641-745-5368. Like ‘Bridgewater Farm’ on Facebook. For more information

contact Southern Iowa RC&D food coordinator, Alexi Groumoutis at 641782-4033. Like ‘Southern Iowa Local Food Initiative’ on Facebook. Southern Iowa RC&D Area, Inc. is a seven county area non-profit corporation managed by local people for the purpose of accelerating rural development. Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider. Contributed photo BRENDA STRAUSS

Pictured is Dale Raasch, owner of Bridgewater Farm, and son Tyler. This father/son team takes great pride working the land side by side on their twoman farming operation located on 40 acres outside of Bridgewater in Adair County.


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May 23, 2014

Creston girls break 4x800 record for third straight year in 4th-place finish

SPORTS, page 2S

Lenox’s Dukes places in 400; Murray’s Patton in two finals

SPORTS, page 2S

Gone in a moment By SCOTT VICKER

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DES MOINES — On the back of the Creston boys’ state track T-shirts, it says “Big blue, where dreams come true.” The dream Thursday for Bryce Briley, Cooper McDermott, Brandon Phipps and Jay Wolfe was to win a state championship in the Class 3A 4x800 relay. “It’s always been a dream of mine to win state with these guys,” Briley said after the race. “And it just crushed our dream in one moment.”

The moment Briley was talking about came 700 meters into the race, as Briley was coming off the fourth turn into the straightaway. Briley was making a move to take over second place, and as his arm swung backward, the baton was kicked out of his hand from behind. Briley continued for about three steps without the baton, before running back to pick it up. Just like that, Creston’s dreams of becoming the school’s first-ever Please see BOYS, Page 4S

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Mount Ayr senior Noah Larsen celebrates as he crosses the line in the Class 1A 4x800 relay, as the Raiders won their first-ever relay state title. Other runners were Erik Freed, Trevor Anderson and Kyle Dolecheck. It was Larsen’s second state title in a span of two hours.

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2 titles for Mount Ayr boys By SCOTT VICKER

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DES MOINES — Mount Ayr’s quest for a boys state track team title got off to a big start here Thursday, as the Raiders won two events on their way to scoring 25 team points in the first day of competition in Class 1A. Senior Noah Larsen started the day by winning the 3,200 meters. Just two

hours later, he anchored the 4x800 relay team to victory, becoming the first Raider relay to win a state championship in school history. Other members of the 4x800 relay team were Erik Freed, Trevor Anderson and Kyle Dolecheck. At the end of day one of competition, Mount Ayr Please see RAIDERS, Page 4S

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Creston/O-M senior Audrey Fyock (left) and sophomore Jenna Taylor won a regional tennis doubles title Thursday and will advance to state competition June 5-6 in Iowa City. They are the first Panther girls doubles team qualifying for state since 1983.


Creston junior Jay Wolfe comes out of the final turn on the last lap of the Class 3A boys 4x800 relay Thursday at the Co-ed State Track Meet. The Panther relay team including Bryce Briley, Cooper McDermott and Brandon Phipps finished fifth in 8:10.12.

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BOONE — Coaches Kevin Cooper and Amanda Plymale called it “an amazing day.” A new era of Creston/OM girls tennis dawned in Class 1A regional singles and doubles play here Thursday. Panther tennis sent a girls doubles team to state for the first time in 31 years, and nearly made it a clean sweep in the doubles competition. Creston/O-M’s No. 1 and No. 2 players, Audrey Fyock

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Like a broken record Lenox’s Dukes sixth in 1A 400 that in her. In the 4x800, we haven’t really been challenged much this year. When we got people to run with, we really stepped up.” “It was neck and neck with her (Haffarnan) the whole way,” Natalie Mostek said. “About the 200 mark, I kicked it in and she started to die. That was the hardest race I’ve ever N. Mostek ran.” Arnold said he felt confident with his lineup change, having Briley lead off and Maria Mostek run the third leg. “Maria had kind of been stuck on 2:28,” he said. “I knew if I put her in the third leg and she had someone to catch, she could cut some time off. Both of them wanted to do it. It worked out perfect.” Briley and both Mosteks were members of the previous school record, which was set at last year’s State Qualifying Meet. The other member was Emily Wignall, as the Panthers ran 9:47.41. The three returning members agreed Thursday’s experience, especially in front of a large contingent of Panther fans, was much better than last year’s state meet, when the Panthers were unable to match their time from the State Qualifying Meet. “The word of the season was unfinished b u s i ness,” Arnold said. “We came up here last year in Arnold the same position, with the third best time in the state and kind of laid down up here and didn’t run well. This was kind of redemption for us.” Arnold’s message for his

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DES MOINES — It’s beginning to sound like a broken record, but the Creston girls track team has broken the 4x800 school record yet again. For the third year in a row, the Panthers have reset the school record in the event, as they ran 9:40.57 for fourth place here Thursday at the Co-ed State Track Meet. “We cut 14 seconds in one week,” Creston head girls track coach Clay Arnold said. “We shattered the school record. Third year in a row we’ve shattered it.” The team consisted of Taylor Briley, Lexie Little, Maria Mostek and Natalie Mostek. After changing the order of the relay from last week’s State Qualifying Meet, the Panthers steadily moved their way up through the field until Natalie Mostek capped it off by holding off Mount Pleasant’s Chloe Haffarnan for fourth place. Taylor Briley led off in 2:28.42 and handed off in ninth place. “I went out way faster than I normally do on the first lap,” Briley said. “I just tried to stay up there. All the other girls were really fast.” Little, a freshman, followed it up with a 2:28.32 leg to move the Panthers into seventh place. “She ran a great second leg,” Arnold said. “The freshman didn’t let the big stage bother her at all.” Maria Mostek moved the Panthers up two more spots, into fifth with her carry of 2:24.99. Twin sister Natalie finished it off with a personal best split of 2:18.14. “I’ve been looking for that for three years,” Arnold said. “I knew she had


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Creston freshman Lexie Little runs the backstretch during the second leg of the Class 3A girls 4x800 relay on Thursday at the Co-ed State Track Meet. The Panther team of Taylor Briley, Little, Maria Mostek and Natalie Mostek finished fourth in 9:40.57.

team coming into today is simple — it’s not over yet. “I’m just really proud of them,” Arnold said. “The pep talk of the night would be we’re not done yet. Come back tomorrow and hopefully get some more medals and see what we can do with some other school records.” The Panthers return to action today with the distance medley relay at 2 p.m. and the 4x400 relay prelims at 7:40 p.m.

DES MOINES — Lenox junior Katie Dukes placed in the Class 1A 400 meters for the second straight year here Thursday at the Co-ed State Track Meet. After placing seventh a year ago, D u k e s finished sixth this year with her time of 1:00.83. Murray s e n i o r Dukes Kate Patton, in her third event of the day, finished 16th in 1:02.93. “That’s pretty good,” Dukes said. “A lot better than last year, that’s for sure. Coming into the meet, I only ran like a 1:02.”

Even though she didn’t place in the 400 meters this year, Patton still had a successful first day on the track, qualifying for finals in the 100 meters and the 200 meters. Patton qualified fourth for Saturday’s 100 meter finals with her time of 13.07. She qualified third for the 200 meter finals by running 26.18. Lenox junior Aurora Arevalo also qualified for the finals in the 200 meters, running 26.88 to earn the final qualifying spot. “That was my ultimate goal,” Patton said about

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Sorensen and Thomsen knocked off the No. 2-seeded doubles team from Osceola Clarke, seniors Cassidy Bierbrodt and Tracy Morgan, and met the Ballard team of Meredith Ossian and Olivia Astarita in the semifinals. Thomsen and Sorensen split the first two sets. The Panther sophomores were then up 5-4 and serving for the win before Ossian and Astarita rallied to take three straight games for the 7-5 victory. “Alli and Angela played one of the best matches I have seen in a long time against the number two seed from Clarke,” Cooper CNA photo by SCOTT VICKER Lenox junior Aurora Arevalo, left, and Murray senior Kate said. “It was a long gruelPatton battle down the homestretch in Thursday’s Class ing match that went three 1A 200 meter prelims at the Co-ed State Track Meet. Both sets and was very intense the Patton and Arevalo qualified for Saturday’s finals. whole time. They came up just short in their bid to go to state in the semifinals.” Plymale concurred, saying both doubles teams played hard throughout the day in some intense competition. Kroese, Jacy Stoaks, Shantelle Continued from Page 2S With nearly every match Brown, Katie Dukes), 10:34.60. 200 meters prelims — 1. Katie close, Thomsen and Soseconds in ninth place, run- Maschmann, Montezuma, 25.49; 3. Kate Patton, Murray, 26.18; 8. rensen played a total of 114 ning 1:11.24. games. Aurora Arevalo, Lenox, 26.88. Nodaway Valley sopho400 meters — 1. Jolissa Taylor and Fyock got the more Destiny Scar finished Kriegel, BGM, 58.44; 6. Katie No. 1 seed in a close vote, Lenox, 1:00.83; 16. Kate 20th in the 3,000 meters, Dukes, Patton, Murray, 1:02.93. and lived up to their billing running 11:29.62. CLASS 2A during an undefeated day. BOYS Lenox finished 22nd in the Shot put — 1. Zach Samson, Winning a tiebreaker in the girls 4x800 relay. East Union CMB, 56-5.50; 24. Keegan first set of the day against junior Chelsea Hoyt placed Longabaugh, Southwest Valley, Kuemper’s Sara Lanbel and 24th in the shot put with her 42-4. Karla Knobbe seemed to GIRLS throw of 30-2.50. 200 meters prelims — 1. give them a thrust of moCo-ed State Track Meet Natalie Halfman, Saint Ansgar, CLASS 1A 25.25; 23. Sydney Maynes, mentum. BOYS Southwest Valley, 27.74. The only team to take a 200 meters prelims — 1. Kyle CLASS 1A set from Taylor and Fyock Groeneweg, West Lyon, 21.93; MOUNT AYR was Ballard’s Rylee Cahill 20. Andrew Rider, Murray, 23.85. BOYS GIRLS Team standings — 1. Mount and Alex Peterson in the Shot put — Meagan Andersen, Ayr 25, 2. AGWSR 18, 3. Madrid Woodbine, 39-10.75; 24. Chelsea 12, 4. Lisbon 10, 4. Pleasantville semifinals, and the Panther Hoyt, East Union, 30-2.50. duo sailed 6-3 in the third 10. Shuttle hurdle relay pre3,200 meters — 1. Noah set. lims — 1. North Linn, 1:07.55; Larsen, Mount Ayr, 9:43.50; “Jenna and Audrey have 10. Mount Ayr (Megan Warin, 16. Shane Breheny, Nodaway Laura Davison, Paige Daughton, Valley, 10:28.52. worked hard the past two Ashton Johnson), 1:11.294; 11. 100 meters — 1. Meliek Meyer, years an have provided great Nodaway Valley (Josie Carter, Lynnville-Sully, 10.96; 22. Cody leadership for our team,” Paige McElfish, Kenna Lundy, Stackhouse, Mount Ayr, 11.94. Katy Ehrsam), 1:11.299. 4x800 relay — 1. Mount Ayr Cooper said. “For them 3,000 meters — 1. Rebekah (Erik Freed, Trevor Anderson, Topham, Griswold, 9:56.73; 20. Kyle Dolecheck, Noah Larsen), to be district champions is Destiny Scar, Nodaway Valley, 8:14.23; 9. Nodaway Valley absolutely amazing. They 11:29.62. (Tanner Armstrong, Jared played great all day long.” 100 meters prelims — 1. Katie Corder, Heath Downing, TJ Caitlin McIlravy and SydMaschmann, Montezuma, 12.36; Bower), 8:32.56. 4. Kate Patton, Murray, 13.07. 400 meters — 1. Austin ney Dunphy played singles 4x800 relay — 1. North Linn, Heitland, AGWSR, 49.36; 4. Kyle for the Panthers and ran 9:43.92; 22. Lenox (Rebekah Dolecheck, Mount Ayr, 50.57.


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into high seeds early in being eliminated. Dunphy was defeated by top-seeded Libby Bemis of Clarke, who suffered an upset loss in the semifinals. McIlravy was defeated by Kuemper’s Mattie Potthoff in the first round, but the first set went to an 11-9 tiebreaker. “Both of them had tough draws and played some quality points, but came up short today,” Cooper said. “Good things are going to happen for them.” Fyock is the only senior in the lineup. And with junior Ashley Harris out with illness Thursday, the rest of the Panther lineup was made up of sophomores. It’s shaping up as a bright future. “What an amazing day of tennis for our girls program,” Cooper said. “We have been waiting for this day for a long time. I couldn’t be more proud of how this team competed today. We are still a young team, and this was an amazing experience for us.” There has never been a girls singles qualifier for state from Creston. Previous doubles qualifiers were Janelle Johnson and Kelly Reed in 1980 and 1981; and the team of Becci Kouri and Jenni Holm in 1983.

Girls regional tennis Region 3 at Boone Creston/O-M results Singles — Mattie Potthoff (Carroll Kuemper) def. Caitlin McIlravy (Cr) 7-6 (11-9), 1-6. Singles — Libby Bemis (Clarke) def. Sydney Dunphy (Cr) 6-0, 6-0. Doubles — Audrey FyockJenna Taylor (Cr) def. Sara Lanbel-Karla Knobbe (Kuemper) 7-6 (7-1), 6-2; Fyock-Taylor (Cr) def. Carlie Romig-Morganne Borsh (Boone) 6-1, 7-5; FyockTaylor (Cr) def. Rylee CahillAlex Peterson (Ballard) 6-0, 3-6, 6-3; Fyock-Taylor (Cr) def. Olivia Astarita-Meredith Ossian (Ballard) 6-1, 6-3 to place first. Doubles — Alli ThomsenAngela Sorensen (Cr) def. Madsen-M. Nelson (Saydel) 6-1, 6-3; Thomsen-Sorensen (Cr) def. Cassidy Bierbrodt-Tracy Morgan (Clarke) 6-2, 5-7, 6-4; Olivida Astarita-Meredith Ossian (Ballard) def. Thomsen-Sorensen (Cr) 7-5, 4-6, 7-5; ThomsenSorensen (Cr) def. Rylee CahillAlex Peterson (Ballard) 4-6, 6-1, 10-7 to place third.

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Relay win Mount Ayr spent the entire season at the top of the Class 1A performance list in the 4x800 relay, and despite going through several lineup changes throughout the course of the season, the Raiders ended the season as the state champion in the event. The Raiders ran 8:14.23 to top runner-up Belle Plaine by nearly three full seconds. Freed, a senior, started the relay with a 2:04 carry. Anderson kept the Raiders in contact with a 2:07 split, handing off to Dolecheck in second place. Dolecheck steadily made up ground on Belle Plaine, eventually handing off to Larsen in the lead after a 2:00 split. Just two hours after winning the 3,200 meters, Larsen anchored in 2:01 to give the Raiders the win. Larsen powered his way through his carry on the short rest. “I was feeling pretty good for the first 400,” he said. “I was starting to really feel it coming around that third turn there. With 200 left, I was thinking, ‘I’m in first, can’t let these guys down.’” Head coach Brad Elliott was happy to see a Raider relay finally win a state championship. “There’s been some really good teams come close,” he said. “Making history like that, winning the first ever relay, it was really fitting for that group. They’ve worked really hard.” But, the Raiders aren’t

done just yet. “Hopefully a lot more to come,” Dolecheck said about the remaining Raider relays competing at state this weekend. Nodaway Valley finished ninth in the race, running 8:32.56. The Wolverines missed a medal by just .02 seconds as Boyer Valley came out of the first heat to run 8:32.54.

Larsen cruises For the first six laps of the 3,200 meters Thursday morning, Larsen sat in second place, letting the leader do all the work. Then, with 800 meters to go, Larsen shot out of a cannon, dropping a 1:05 seventh lap and gapping the field by about 40 meters within a span of 200 meters. “I was just going to try to stay relaxed, stay in that second or third spot for the first six laps and then I knew if I was going to pass them, I just wanted to get it over with,” he said. “I was just trying to separate myself there. I think it worked out pretty well.” After a disappointing end to his cross country season in the fall that saw him drop out of the state meet with a stress fracture, Larsen relished the opportunity to display his talents as an individual at the state meet. “It was really kind of a redemption race for him with a disappointing end to his fall at cross country,” Elliott said. “It was one of those events where he wanted to go out and make a statement.” Nodaway Valley freshman Shane Breheny placed 16th in 10:28.52. Dolecheck ended the day for the Raiders with a fourth-place finish in the 400 meters. (For more coverage see

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championship relay team were crushed. “I’d say crushed would be a good word,” Wolfe said. “I mean, I think if we don’t drop the baton, we’re running right for a state title.” But, the Panthers didn’t just give up. Instead, little by little, the Panthers clawed their way back into the race. Despite the mishap with the baton, Briley clocked a 2:05 split, handing off to McDermott in 11th place. McDermott ran 2:07, moving the Panthers into 10th place in the process. Next came Phipps, who ran 2:01 on his leg, moving Creston back into contention with the chase pack. Wolfe anchored in 1:54,

momentarily taking the Panthers into third place, before ultimately finishing fourth in their heat in 8:10.12. Spirit Lake Park, running out of the first heat, finished third overall, bumping Creston to fifth overall. Center Point-Urbana won with a time of 7:59.20. “I think it just shows how much character we have, how much heart we have for each other,” Phipps said. “A lot of other teams that drop Phipps the baton, they’d fold. We showed character. Crushed would be a word to describe it, but that showed heart. Heart is not giving up when the going gets hard. “It wasn’t the dream we wanted, but we showed a lot

of people around here that Creston’s not here just to run, but to be a team.” Even with the baton mishap, Creston ran the second fastest time in school history, just one second behind the school record time of 8:09.07. “We move on from this and we take whatever positives we can from this,” head coach Pat Schlapia said. “I’m very proud of those boys and how they handled themselves. We showed what Creston track is all about.” Taking positives from the race didn’t mean it was any easier for the Panthers to swallow what happened, though. “When we got back to the fieldhouse, there were tears to be shed,” Schlapia said. “That’s fine. That’s OK. You let those emotions out. You don’t hold that in. That shows how much we cared for each other as a relay and how much we cared to suc-


ceed. We ran our best.” Schlapia said the emotions felt by the team following the race just goes to show how far this group has come in the past three years. “Two years ago, we were tickled to death to be qualifying,” he said. “Last year, we wanted improvement. This shows the progress we’ve made. We were shooting for the gold. Things happen. We’re at the point now where we’re disappointed with a fifth-place finish in the state. “When they say sports breeds character, this is a life lesson,” Schlapia continued. “When adversity happens, how is a person going to rise from it? I think our boys dealt well with it.” The Panthers return to action on the track today with the 4x400 relay prelims at 7:40 p.m.

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Since its introduction to the U.S. market in 2007, a debate has ensued as to whether or not e-cigarettes are a smoker’s cessation tool or gateway device. E-cigarettes are designed to resemble an actual cigarette. Instead of burning tobacco, e-cigarettes vaporize a nicotine solution which is inhaled by users — an activity referred to as vaping. E-cigarettes as a cessation tool Karla Akers, community tobacco prevention coordinator, Cass County Public Health, said when people

Behind the smoke screen

make the choice to smoke ecigarettes, they are not curing themselves of nicotine addiction. Akes said one of the main benefits of e-cigarettes is that second-hand smoke, a cancer-causing carcinogen, is not spread to others. However, she believes the bad outweighs the good. “There could still be cancer-causing risks,” Akers said. “From a scientific view point, there is not a whole lot of research done on the effects of what you are vaping. We just don’t know at this point.” Akers said one of the top concerns of e-cigarettes is the rate of nicotine delivery. “There is no way to know how much nicotine you are actually getting,” Akers said. “You could have one (e-cigarette) one time that is low (dose) and one later that is high (dose).” According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of calls to poison centers involving e-cigarettes rose from

one per month in September 2010 to 215 calls per month in February 2014. More than half — 51.1 percent — of calls to poison centers involved children under the age of 5. Forty-two percent of the poison calls involved people age 20 and older. Akers said, e-cigarettes have some design flaws, and for children, are highly toxic. Akers backed what poison experts state. Nicotine, a drug, in its concentrated liquid form, is significantly toxic, even in small doses. E-cigarettes, which are

not childproof, feature flavors like bubble gum, grape, strawberry and cherry, making them appealing to kids. Akers also said e-cigarettes have yet to be tested or proven to be safe as an alternate to traditional tobacco products or effective as a smoking cessation tool. Regulation While e-cigarettes have not yet been regulated, a measure that will ban the sale of electronic cigarettes and vapor products to people under the age of 18 passed the Iowa Senate by


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a 37-12 vote April 28, and passed the House by a vote of 74-23 the next day. Akers said, consenting adults is one thing, but they should not be available for minors to purchase. “There are so many questions that haven’t been answered,” Akers said. Akers said, one brand of e-cigarettes tested positive for anti-freeze. Akers said while they may appear “cool,” kids and young adults, they do not realize they are becoming addicted to nicotine. Quitting Nancy Anthony, BSN, employee health and infection preventionist at Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston said she doesn’t think e-cigarettes help people quit. “It’s just a different device,” Anthony said. “If you truly want to quit, you have to break the hand to mouth (action).” Anthony said, there are resources available to help individuals — with or with-

out insurance — to quit smoking. Chantix, she said, is one of the more popular methods of quitting smoking. Chantix is a medication prescribed by a medical doctor and helps smokers quit smoking by blocking nicotine receptors in the brain. This reduces the amount of dopamine released by the brain when smoking and decreases overall satisfaction gained from smoking. Unlike Chantix, nicotine patches and gum are available as an aid to help smokers ween their way off nicotine. Chantix, unlike patches or gum, does not contain nicotine. Additionally, other prescription medication, such as Wellbutrin— an anti-depressant — may aid in the quitting process. Smoking cessation products and counseling may be

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Coffee, type 2 and reality The theory of spontaneous generation — living creatures can emerge from inanimate objects — was considered good science into the 1600s. One Flemish physician created a recipe for a mouse (a soiled cloth plus wheat for 21 days). This seems foolish now, but today anecdotal studies are still reported as absolute fact. The latest? Caffeinated coffee prevents Type 2 diabetes. Using self-reported info from three huge studies, researchers concluded: People who drink 1 1/2 cups MORE coffee a day than usual over a four-year period cut their risk for Type 2 diabetes by 11 percent. (Three cups a day cuts the risk 37 percent.) And conversely, folks who eliminate one or more cups a day increase their risk 17 percent. But the data don’t reveal if drinking more coffee boosts energy, so you work out more and that’s what cuts the risk, or if folks reduce coffee intake because of chronic insomnia, which is itself linked to an increased risk for Type 2 diabetes. Other studies do show that you can reap anticancer, anti-dementia and longevity benefits from consuming caffeine, especially if you’re a fast caffeine metabolizer. That means you don’t experience headaches, abnormal heartbeats, anxiety or gastric upset after a few cups of coffee. (If you have these reactions regularly, you don’t reap those benefits.) But if you want to dodge Type 2 diabetes, start by avoiding the Five Food Felons, walking 10,000 steps daily, getting seven to eight hours of sleep nightly, and

Weekly health tips Dr. Mehmet Oz, M.D. and Dr. Michael Roizen, M.D.

reducing stress. Then enjoy a cup or three of Joe (if you’re a fast metabolizer). LAUGHING MEMORY A doctor, wearing a long, white lab coat and a stethoscope around his neck, walks into a bar with a very large, blue parrot on his shoulder. “Wow!” says the bartender, “Where in the world did you get that?” “Over at the hospital,” says the parrot. “They’re running all over the place.” Well, if you chuckled at that one, chances are you’ll remember it, at least for a little while. A small, controlled study recently found that a good laugh is associated with improved shortterm recall. How can laughing do that? It triggers the release of feel-good hormones called endorphins, and maybe a little dopamine and oxytocin, too. You relax, and most important, that suppresses the stress hormone cortisol. (Exercise and meditation also can do that, but we’re focusing on funny here.) When cortisol is suppressed, your blood pressure goes down and circulation increases. That reduces inflammation, muscle tension and associated pain. You improve overall oxygenation of the body and brain, and that triggers better mental clarity. Dr. Mike’s Center for Integrative Medicine uses laughter to help treat stress

and relieve pain. Laughter Leaders report that the folks in the class gather in a circle and, feeling rather foolish, say, “Ho ho ho, ha ha ha.” But soon they can’t help but laugh at each other, and once the giggles start, they are very hard to stop. So ... a doctor walks into a bar, and a nurse says, “I wish he’d learn to duck.” Bet you’ll remember at least one of those! FLOWERS ON YOUR PLATE When Jim Henson voiced Flower Eating Monster on “The Julie Andrews Hour” (1973), he launched the career of a demon Muppet who played in The Vile Bunch backing up Alice Cooper on “The Muppets Show.” But (and you can ask Alice Cooper) eating flowers isn’t really a monstrous idea. Many blooms deliver a healthy dose of anti-aging phenolic compounds, such as chlorogenic acid and flavonoids (they’re anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory). But you can’t just munch away on any old flower. Some are toxic, some taste terrible, and some have been grown with pesticides or in soil laced with heavy metals (from now-defunct coal-fired power plants). For safe flower-flavors: Always look up a flower using its botanical name (check first, eat later) and never eat any flower that hasn’t been grown in or-

ganic soil using organic fertilizer and in a pesticide-free and heavy-metal-free zone. (Tip: Remove heavy metals from soil by growing ragweed for a season, then recycle plants carefully.) That means no roadside flowers and nothing from florists, nurseries or garden centers. And anyone with allergies or asthma should taste flowers one at a time, in small quantities, to make sure they don’t trigger a reaction. For tasty dishes: Add blooms to stir-fry (flowers from herbs, such as basil, garlic, borage, rosemary, fennel are all delicious) or salad (nasturtium and lavender are favorites), or use as a side dish (think stuffed squash blossoms; and cauliflower and broccoli tops are flowers). Also stick with petals (violets are an exception) for the most pleasing tastes. HOW DO YOU CLASSIFY OBESITY? A couple of years ago, picky eaters learned they had a “selective eating disorder” and were relieved of guilt about their limited tolerance for food’s appearance, smell and texture. They could look at their nutritional challenges realistically and find solutions. That new classification seemed to work. So last year, when the American Medical Association classified obesity as a disease, public health officials and doctors were hopeful it would provide more than 200 million overweight and obese North Americans with an understanding of the seriousness of their condition and how to address it. Well, that worked at the Cleveland Clinic, where an innovative program has

helped employees lose more than 400,000 pounds! But it’s backfired for other folks; seems “overweight and obesity as a disease” flips a “not my fault, nothing I can do” switch and makes people feel it’s pointless to watch how much or what they eat. Being overweight or obese is a disease with a set of associated symptoms: elevated LDL cholesterol; depression; digestive woes; and bodywide inflammation that increases cancer risk, brain drain, sexual dysfunction, diabetes and skin issues — all things you can prevent, reverse or treat with lifestyle changes. So if you’re overweight or obese, don’t wait for a magic pill to cure you. —Start a walking program (pedometer, please), aiming for 10,000 steps a day. —Eat seven to nine servings of veggies and fruits a day. —Cut out saturated and trans fats, added sugars and syrups, and any grain that isn’t 100 percent whole. Enjoying healthy choices will give you a younger RealAge and the longer, happy life you deserve. WHO’S DROPPING THE BALL It’s the start of your 9-year-old’s youth baseball season. He’s at bat — a swing and a miss. The 2-2 pitch hits the dirt and it gets by the catcher. Your kid heads for first base ... and the catcher’s throw to first goes into the outfield. Your runner goes for second base, but he forgets to slide, and the right fielder picks up the ball, throws to second and ... he’s out. Another season has started, with lots of op-

portunities and lots of errors (pretty common for beginning baseball players). Another situation in kids’ sports in which there’s a lot of opportunity and a lot of errors is on the sidelines. Hot dogs, sodas, French fries, cookies and chips are piled high during practices and games, cancelling out the health benefits of participation in team sports, and making it harder for kids to think about the right move, like sliding into second. With childhood obesity on the rise, it’s time to redo the menu (for participants and spectators). Parents can draw up a menu plan, whether they bring food to the game or a vendor supplies it, that puts healthy choices in play and lands sodas and fatty, sweet processed foods on the disabled list. Foods and beverages that hydrate and energize include: homemade fruit and yogurt ice pops; fresh fruit — especially potassiumrich bananas; Greek yogurt with blueberries (add them yourself); water (every 20 minutes); celery filled with peanuts-only peanut butter; hummus and 100 percent whole-wheat pretzels, and much, much more. Now your kids will be safe at the plate! *** Mehmet Oz, M.D. is host of “The Dr. Oz Show,” and Mike Roizen, M.D. is Chief Wellness Officer and Chair of Wellness Institute at Cleveland Clinic. To live your healthiest, tune into “The Dr. Oz Show” or visit www. (c) 2014 Michael Roizen, M.D. and Mehmet Oz, M.D. Distributed by King Features Syndicate, Inc.

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It’s the ultimate By BAILEY POOLMAN

of Leon, formerly of Creston, started an ultimate group in Creston, which meets twice a week in spring Sometimes, working out and summer. doesn’t have to be boring. “Drew and I learned how Thanks to an idea plantto play the game at church ed during a Creston sumcamp about five years ago,” said Steven. “We both really liked the concept of the game, and the great workout, too.” Ultimate is a game played with a disc similar to a Frisbee. The disc is thrown to players and must be caught in the end zone, like football, but with rules pertaining to play. Ultimate group After camp, Dobbs and Steven sent mass messages through text and Facebook with information about when and where games would be held. “Not knowing we would have anyone show up, one Sunday we went to the Early Childhood Center and a group of about 12 guys came to play,” Steven said. “And, we have been playing almost every week since.” When Dobbs and Steven created the ultimate group, they played once a week. “At first we only played once a week on Sunday afternoons,” Dobbs said. “About a year ago, we thought, ‘How cool would it be to play under the lights?’ So, after a few phone calls, we were able to play twice a week.” Ultimate players can throw discs 2:30 p.m. Sundays at the track at Burton R. Jones Education Complex, 901 N. Elm St., and 8 p.m. Tuesdays at Bill Sears Complex on East Clark Street. “I started playing three summers ago when Steven CNA photo by BAILEY POOLMAN and Dobbs started organizTony Henry of Creston jumps and catches a disc during ing it,” said Tony Henry of an ultimate game May 6. Henry is one of several regular Creston. “I keep playing ultimate players who meet twice a week to play the disc because it’s at a convenient game. CNA staff reporter

mer three years ago, a southwestern Iowa group has taken cardio and endurance training out of a gym and put it in the green grass and breezy fresh air. Drew Dobbs of Creston and Steven Patrick Henry

time, and I get to hang out with friends and family that I normally wouldn’t be able to due to busy schedules.” Ultimate fitness Despite the name, Creston’s ultimate group is less focused on competition than the fun and fitness aspects. “If you’re looking for something super aggressive, it isn’t the game for you,” said Russel Finehout of Creston. “It kind of caters to all ages.” Aside from including elements of fun and competition, ultimate burns calories. According to MyFitnessPal, a fitness website and phone application, someone actively participating the entire game can burn on average up to 800 calories an hour. One specific fitness goal for ultimate is endurance cardio. “It is specifically endurance,” Finehout said, “meaning, the more you play, the longer you’ll be able to do things that require a large amount of endurance.” Dobbs said ultimate helped him on the path to fitness in more ways than one. “Ultimate has helped me achieve and maintain a healthier weight,” Dobbs said. “It has also helped with my cardio and endurance.” Ultimate play Ultimate was invented in 1967 at a New Jersey High School, then became an intercollegiate sport in 1972. By 1980, the game had gone international. The Creston group averages 12 players divided into two teams. Occasionally, there are more players, with the most being 39. “There is always new people coming and going, which adds to the fun in the competition,” Tony said.


Shawn Lange starts to pass a disc while Drew Dobbs, both of Creston, blocks the pass during a game of ultimate May 6.

“It never gets ‘normal,’ so to speak.” Play begins with a toss of a disc to the other team across the field. Players who

hold the disc cannot move until they pass it to another player. The goal is to pass the disc until it reaches the team’s end zone.

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billable by some insurance companies. “It depends on the insurance,” Anthony said. For anyone not covered by medical insurance, Iowa Department of Public Health has Quitline Iowa available as a resource. The toll-free number, 1-800-QUIT-NOW, offers free and low-cost tools for individuals looking to quit smoking. “I have heard good and I have heard bad (about quitline),” said Anthony.

According to their website, more than 22,000 people have sought services through Quitline Iowa since 2011. Anthony said quitting may be more difficult for some with a counselor who is over the telephone. But, quitting for good comes down to one thing: “They have to be the ones that want to quit,” Anthony said. For more information about smoking cessation, contact your medical doctor or visit www.quitnow. net/iowa or www.idph.state.

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ENTERTAINMENT Camp time for kids Dear Readers: Have your kids been asking to go to a SUMMER CAMP? Summer camps can be great experiences for kids. They can try new things, make new friends and create memories to last a lifetime. Here are some things to think about when choosing a camp: First, pick which type of camp you want to send your child to — a sleep-away camp, day camp, specialty camp, etc. There are many to choose from. Once you have narrowed down your choices, look into whether the camp is licensed or accredited. There are different standards for each. Ask questions! What training does the staff have? Do they go through background checks? How are medications handled? What is the ratio of campers to staff? If it’s a sleepaway camp, are campers left unsupervised? Most important, you have to feel comfortable sending your child there. So ask any questions that concern you, and find the best fit for your family. — Heloise SEND A GREAT HINT TO: Heloise P.O. Box 795000

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Horoscope Saturday, May 24, 2014 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Hold your temper today, because unpredictable things will occur that cause you to lash out at others. Avoid nasty power struggles. Also avoid dark alleys and crime-ridden areas. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Something behind the scenes that is hidden will surprise you today. It could trigger arguments with others, especially with those who want to lay blame. Be careful. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Be patient with others, because someone, probably a female, will say or do something you least expect. It could lead to arguments about shared property or who is responsible for things. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) If you have a difference of opinion with someone today, and this is likely, it will be public. Others will notice. Therefore, think about this before you open your mouth, because you can never take your words back. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Travel plans will be interrupted, delayed or canceled today. Similarly, plans related to higher education, publishing and the media will hold some surprises. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Make friends with your bank account to know what is happening now, because something unpredictable could take place. Be especially vigilant about someone’s wealth for which you are responsible. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) A female partner or friend will surprise you today or demand something from you. If you can postpone this discussion, you won’t regret it. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Power outages, computer crashes and canceled meetings are some reasons your work day will be interrupted today. Work equipment might break down. Caution! SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) This is an accidentprone day for your kids, so be vigilant. Know where they are at all times, and remove them from hazardous situations. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Small appliances might break down today, or minor breakages could occur. Domestic quarrels are likely,

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