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Republican-led Senate takes first step to repeal ‘Obamacare’ WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is poised to complete its initial step toward dismantling President Barack Obama’s health care law, as Republicans divided over how to replace it face pressure from Donald Trump for quick action. By a near party-line 5148 vote early Thursday, the GOP-run Senate approved a budget that eases the way for action on subsequent repeal legislation as soon as next month. The Republican-controlled House planned to complete the budget on Friday, even amid misgivings by some GOP lawmakers. Aiming to build momentum, the office of House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., distributed an email underscoring support for the measure by the conservative group Her-

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The ambulances at Greater Regional Medical Center were utilized in 2016 more than ever because of an increase in medical calls throughout the county. There was an increase of more than 150 medical calls in 2016 compared to 2015. Pictured is the inside of the newest ambulance to the hospital’s fleet, a silver vehicle that arrived in early July.

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Emergency medical personnel have seen an influx of medical calls each year for several years now, including between 2015 and 2016. The calls, which range in seriousness from help up from a fall to cardiac arrest, run through Union County’s communications center before being dispatched to the appropriate responding personnel.

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Casey Larson, paramedic and EMS/ambulance manager, said hospital EMS responded to 159 more calls in 2016. “They were kind of all in the same 1,200 (call) range, the mid- to upper-1200s. But, now in 2016, we were mid-1400s,” Larson said. The actual number of calls, the most common being for falls, chest pain and shortness of breath, is based on service area, which Larson said is normal for Union County; however, he is not sure why the number has increased. “I feel like the ambulance is utilized quite a bit more than it used to be,” Larson said. “I really have no idea (why). People are just calling 911.” There was also an increase in transports throughout the year, as well

as simultaneous 911 calls. “The number of simultaneous 911s is going up yearly,” Larson said. “The times we get two 911 calls essentially at the same time is gradually going up about 10 percent a year.” While not responding to a call, paramedics and EMTs are assisting the nursing staff in the emergency department and various other departments throughout the hospital, keeping them busy. The EMS personnel has also increased since 2015, when more staff was taken on and scheduling changes were made. “Generally, we’re busier. We’re a busier crew than we were five years ago, and we’ll be busier in five years than we are now,” Larson said. “2016 was a busy year, if you judge the numbers. It was quite a bit busier

even in growth. Is that to say 2017 will be the same way? Our only assumption is that it will be just as busy because there seems to be steady growth. As far as tracking calls, you can always anticipate growth.”

Dispatch and fire For dispatchers, sending one call a day through to further responding personnel is not uncommon. Sometimes, even getting several before noon can be normal. “It really just depends on the day,” said Mark Williams, Union County chief dispatcher. “They’re steadily going up as your population increases and ages.” Williams said recently, he and the other dispatchers have been paging out units for falls, cardiac events and CALLS | 2A

itage Action. “We must act quickly to bring relief to the American people,” said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. The president-elect oozed confidence at a news conference on Wednesday, promising his incoming administration would soon reveal a plan to both repeal so-called Obamacare and replace it with legislation to “get health care taken care of in this country.” “We’re going to do repeal and replace, very complicated stuff,” Trump told reporters, adding that both elements would pass virtually at the same time. That promise, however, will be almost impossible to fulfill in the complicated web of Congress, SENATE | 2A

Mom charged after baby died on changing table DES MOINES (AP) — Authorities have charged the mother of an infant who died on a changing table in Des Moines. Court records say 26-yearold Laci Taylor is charged with child endangerment resulting in death. The records don’t list the name of an attorney who could comment for her. The records say Taylor left the 3-month-old girl unattended on the table on Sept.

18. The girl’s airway was cut off when she rolled over and her neck was compressed against a table ledge. The child’s father, Don Taylor, told Des Moines station KCCI that it was an accident and that “I have no ounce in my body that blames my wife at all.” Police Sgt. Paul Parizek says Laci Taylor’s act and the result were so severe a criminal charge is warranted.

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Al Clough, 85, of Ellston died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at Clearview Home in Mount Ayr. Graveside services will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at Rose Hill Cemetery in Lamoni. The Rev. Steve M c E l r o y Clough will officiate the service. Open visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, with family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at Armstong Funeral Home, 205 W. Monroe St., in Mount Ayr. Memorials may be made to Tingley mealsite. Online condolences may be left at www.armstrongfh.com. Al, son of Fred and Dora (Hill) Clough, was born Nov. 7, 1931, in a farmhouse near Tingley. He grew up on a farm. He first attended junior college at Creston playing on the basketball team before graduating from Iowa State College receiving a bachelor’s degree in animal husbandry. While there, he was a member of the livestock judging team that won the American Royal judging contest in 1953. After graduation, he served two years in

Isabelle Heinbuch Greenfield

Isabelle Heinbuch, 91, of Greenfield died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at Greenfield Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. Celebration of life services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at First Presbyterian

the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany. Upon his return, he worked for Iowa State Extension Service as a 4-H youth agent. On Aug. 6, 1960, Al married Dorothy Dukeshier at Grace Methodist Church in Des Moines. They lived in Corning and Creston while he worked for Doughboy Feeds before moving to the farm near Lamoni. In addition to farming, he was an auctioneer, judged livestock at regional fairs and worked the ring at cattle sales throughout the Midwest. In the early 1970s, he began breeding and raising registered Charolais cattle. He liquidated his herd in 1993, and began raising Thoroughbred horses which raced at Prairie Meadows and other tracks around the country. He is known for his memoir “The Old Man on the Deck.” Al is survived by his daughter Candee (Kirk) Parkhurst of Fremont, Michigan; sons, Calvin (Bonnie) Clough of Wichita, Kansas, and Samuel Clough of Osceola; and grandchildren, Brett Parkhurst, Kathryn Parkhurst, Matthew Clough, Hannah Clough and Kara Clough. Al was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; seven year-old daughter Carla; and sisters, Aleeta, Althea and Gean. Church in Greenfield with burial in Greenfield Cemetery. Refreshments will be served at the church following the committal services at the cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, with family present from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church. Online condolences may be left at www.steenfunerals.com.

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Today is Jan. 12, the 12th day of the year. So, there are 353 days left in 2017. Below are news items from the Creston News Advertiser for this week (Jan. 9-15) in history:

10 years ago First there was iPod, then 10 years ago, there was the iPhone. The next phase of Apple’s plan to reinvent itself as a consumer electronics company was unveiled by Apple C.E.O. Steve Jobs. The touch screen-controlled device would play music, surf the internet and deliver voice mail and email differently than any other cell phone. The company even changed its name from Apple Computer Inc. to just Apple Inc., to better reflect its transition to a full-scale consumer electronics manufacturer and retailer. It remained to be seen whether a $500 phone and other gadgets would be enough for the company to remain a Wall Street darling and sustain the market dominance enjoyed by iPod, Apple’s iconic digital music player. Others wondered whether the phone, despite its slim design and widescreen monitor, was priced competitively.

20 years ago Southern Iowa Trolley, through a contract with Family TIES, started Saturday door-to-door service. Fees were 50 cents per ride for persons over 60. Those under 60 could purchase a 12-ride ticket for $10, or single rides for $1. Noel Shughart, Area XIV Agency on Aging associate director and director of the area wide transit system, said the trolley had been averaging about 40

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where GOP leaders must navigate complex Senate rules, united Democratic opposition and substantive policy disagreements among Republicans. Passage of Thursday’s measure would permit follow-up legislation to escape the threat of a filibuster by Senate Democrats. Republicans are not close to agreement among themselves on what any Obamacare replacement would look like, however. Republicans plan to get legislation voiding Obama’s law and replacing parts of it to Trump by the end of February, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said Wednesday on “The Hugh Hewitt Show,” a conservative radio program. Other Republicans have said they expect the process to take longer. The 2010 law extended health insurance to some 20 million Americans, prevented insurers from denying coverage for pre-existing conditions and steered billions of dollars to states for the Medicaid health program for the poor.

Republicans fought the effort tooth and nail and voter opposition to Obamacare helped carry the party to impressive wins in 2010, 2014 and last year. Thursday’s Senate procedural vote will set up special budget rules that will allow the repeal vote to take place with a simple majority in the 100-member Senate, instead of the 60 votes required to move most legislation. That means Republicans, who control 52 seats, can push through repeal legislation without Democratic cooperation. They’re also discussing whether there are some elements of a replacement bill that could get through at the same time with a simple majority. But for many elements of a new health care law, Republicans are likely to need 60 votes and Democratic support, and at this point the two parties aren’t even talking. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, unhappy that the measure endorsed huge budget deficits, was the sole Republican to vote against it. Increasing numbers of Republicans have expressed anxiety over obliterating the law without a replacement to show voters.

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diabetic issues, and most occur within the city limits of Afton and Creston, allowing for a decent response time from first responders. Creston firefighters have also seen an increase of 135 calls since 2012. In 2012, firefighters responded to 622 calls, 2013 saw 636 calls, 2014 had 721, 2015 had 758 and 2016 had 757. “Originally, when the fire department started responding, it was for life-threatening emergencies only,” said Creston Fire Chief Todd Jackson. “Then, it happened we were going on any call.” Medical calls made up approximately 85 percent of calls firefighters responded to in the past. But, since November, firefighters have begun responding to fewer medical calls than before, sticking to emergent medical issues. “We started filtering out the non-emergency (calls). It was just something we did to help the community and we still do, especially if it’s a necessary thing,” Jack-

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to 50 rides every Saturday, mostly related to shopping or trips to the grocery store. Police Chief Bill Heatherington and Union County Sheriff John Coulter were recognized for their participation in the special Traffic Enforcement Program sponsored by the Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau. A survey showed seat belt usage increased from 46.5 percent to 81.3 percent in the area during the sTEP period. Jesse White, the actor best known as the lonely Maytag repairman whose phone never rang, died of a heart attack at age 79. Although White had appeared in more than 60 films, he was best know as the stir-crazy repairman who had nothing to do because Maytag appliances were so well-built they never broke. son said. “But, just for several reasons, including the ISO (audit) issue, we just backed out of the non-emergency calls that’s not necessary for us to be there. It’s not really what we intended for it to be.” While it will be difficult to tell if the reduced medical call volume for firefighters will reduce resource costs aside from less wear and tear on vehicles, as of Wednesday, firefighters have responded to 13 medical calls in 2017. Jackson did say the reduced medical call volume should also help the current staff at the department. The majority of those staffed at the department during the day or night are full-time and part-time firefighters, some of which with second or third jobs, and some of which are volunteer firefighters. Having less non-emergent medical calls in the middle of the night will allow firefight-

50 years ago The public was invited to look over more than 100 garments made by 63 Creston High School homemaking students of Mrs. Dorothy Peak. The garments were also to be modeled in a style show with “Hey Look Me Over” as the theme. Narrators were Mary Cochran, Peggy Morris, Cindy Osborne, Kathren Schrodt and Peggy Tackett. This was the 15th annual style show under the direction of Mrs. Peak. Creston News Advertiser was sponsoring a Dale Carnegie course. The CNA ad told some of the many ways the course would help men and women: develop greater poise and self confidence, communicate more effectively, be at ease in any situation, discover and develop your potential abilities, be a better con-

versationalist, remember names, control tension and anxiety, acquire a better understanding of relations and be at your best with any group. Eight Creston High School musicians were initiated into Modern Music Masters. Those chosen were Vickie Blazek for vocal music and twirler in band, Rick Francis for vocal and band, John Miller for vocal, Patty Grinnell for vocal and band, Sandy McBay for vocal, Wendy Wycoff for vocal and twirler in band, Jane Harpin for vocal and Gary Boortz, who was unable to attend due to illness. Tri-M is a national honor music society and membership is based on scholarship, character, cooperation, leadership and service. Vocal instructor, James Kimmel, and band director, Dave Rissler, were presented as new sponsors of Tri-M.

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Greater Regional Medical Center paramedics Jen Worisek, left, and Casey Larson pose with the hospital’s newest silver ambulance in August at Greater Regional. The ambulance is utilized more than ever because of an increase in 911 calls designated to medical personnel.

ers more rest before going to work the next day. “As far as personnel stress, it helps reduce the stress,” Jackson said. “There’s other people doing EMS, and that’s their job. They’re being paid to trans- Jackson

port those patients, and we’re not.” Jackson said Creston Fire Department does not get reimbursed for responding to medical calls, and he plans to focus more on fire-related duties for the staff. Williams said if anyone feels there is a medical emergency, to call 911 immediately. If not, contact a physician or go to Greater Regional’s urgent care clinic.

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Where did all the snow go to this year? We haven’t even got enough snow to make a small snowman yet this year and here we are with winter almost half over. It looks like the folks out in California are getting all of our snow this year. They are getting more snow than they have seen in many years. Most of the snow plows here haven’t got any kind of work out due to only two small dustings of snow we have had so far this season. I know there is time left this winter, but at this rate, we are going to be a couple of feet of snow behind our usual unless the flakes start flying soon.

Geese There are still just thousands and thousands of geese hanging out around Creston this year. Green Valley Lake is home to about 15,000. Even Summit Lake has a few thousand in several locations. Plus, a nice group of swans is also hanging out at Summit Lake. All the geese are also attracting

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a lot of the local eagles. I saw three eagles looking over the big crop of geese the other day. The goose hunters have until Jan. 18 to shoot the birds. It’s been a good goose hunting season for the local hunters.

Next Friday We get a new president next Friday. I’m sure the Democrats will be sad to see Mr. Obama go and the Republicans will be happy to see one of their kind in the white house. It looks like Mr. Trump will shake some things up in the federal government with his new and different approach on how to run the White House. It looks like there could be lots of changes coming in the new administration. It will be interesting to see how

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the Democrats and the Republican establishment take to our new president. The stock market has already given its approval with a big jump from the election. The anti-business climate will subside for a while with a business person in the White House. I think it’s about time there was some shake up in the Washington beltway. Some of it will be good and some will probably make our heads scratch. There are no perfect presidents or perfect politicians that I know of!

Friday the 13th There will be lots of Friday the 13th sales tomorrow. It is one of two Friday the 13ths this year with the other one being in October.

SWCC Basketball The undefeated SWCC men’s basketball team takes on Kirkwood 3 p.m. Saturday at the SWCC gym. It should be a good game, and you’ll have a chance to see maybe SWCC’s best men’s team ever! Come check out the

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There are lots of new faces at the YMCA after the first of the year. It looks like a lot of people have started a new habit of getting up and going to the “Y” as part of their New Year’s regiment. There are always a bunch of new faces, and then after about one or two months, they start to disappear. Even the pool has lots of early morning participants.

More people are eating more butter instead of margarine. Margarine sales are down 24 percent over the last five years. Folks are going back to butter for the taste. Also, sales of processed cheese are also down 9 percent over the last five years. Natural cheese purchases are up 19 percent in that same time period. Frozen concentrate juice sales are also down 37 percent in the last five years. According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, tap water is taking up most of the sales. Ground coffee sales are also off 8 percent in the last five years with fresh beans and the popular pod machines getting that part of the coffee sales. Thought for the week: “The more you love what you are doing, the more successful it will be for you.” Jerry Gillies

Blood Boy, the Red Cross is out and after people to donate blood. I’ve got several email messages asking me to come in. I did go give a pint in Orient yesterday. According to the gal drawing my blood, they are in need of all kinds of blood not just the hardto-come-by units. She seemed to think the “creeping crud” that has been going around has taken out many of the donors. There will be several blood drives coming up in Creston soon. So, if you can, make

Trump’s blackmail HOLLYWOOD – God Bless America, and how’s everybody? Donald Trump forcefully shot down a hoax story Wednesday that he’d hired Russian hookers in a Moscow hotel to perform sex acts on him involving urination. The jokes could last for awhile. The weather forecast is out for Inauguration Day and they say there’s zero percent chance of showers. Porn superstar Jenna Jameson went on Twitter Wednesday and blasted Meryl Streep for her speech at the Golden Globes criticizing President Trump. The Trump people couldn’t be happier about Jenna’s support. At last they have a performer at the Inauguration that’ll guarantee good ratings. Vladimir Putin heatedly denied reports Wednesday that Russia had obtained sexual blackmail on Donald Trump. U.S. intelligence claimed the Russians have obtained embarrassing and compromising information on Trump. In other words, they have been monitoring his Twitter account. Penthouse magazine offered $1 million for any video of Donald Trump engaging with Moscow hookers as allegedly claimed by Russian spies in unsubstantiated reports. Thank you, Penthouse. You’ve just forever ruined Gene Kelly’s classic “Singin’ in the Rain” number for everybody. Democrats cited the FBI Wednesday for not releasing the Donald Trump kinky sex allegations during the campaign, which

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John McCain gave to the agency. They say it could have changed everything had everyone heard the details. Trump might have carried both California AND New York. The Weather Channel reports that continued rainfall in Los Angeles caused hillsides to begin collapsing Wednesday. Traffic snarled when mudslides closed the winding roads which connect the San Fernando Valley to Los Angeles. Police ticketed five houses for tailgating on Laurel Canyon. Paris police arrested men who stole Kim Kardashian’s jewelry in her hotel room last fall. They tackled Kim, tied her up in the bathtub and made off with her diamonds, all in one minute. Kim identified them when French police showed her pictures of known local jewel thieves and rodeo stars. Dallas Cowboys star rookie Ezekiel Elliot got into another car wreck Wednesday in Dallas and luckily nobody’s hurt. He’s had three speeding tickets this year on top of a car wreck and three misdemeanor traffic citations last year in Ohio. Driverless cars can’t come soon enough for the NFL. President Obama was reportedly blackballed from a Jewish golf and country club in Maryland

after he enters private life due to his administration allowing Israel to be censured in the UN. It’s a tough golf course. The God of Golf is the Old Testament God — there are lots of rules and no mercy. President Obama delivered his Farewell Speech to the Nation Tuesday to cheering supporters inside a jam-packed arena in Chicago. People waited outside in the freezing wind for hours to get tickets to the speech. They now have one week to have Obamacare cover the cost of their pneumonia. Jeff Sessions was questioned in his confirmation hearing for attorney general about his stance on race, and he was ripped for saying he’s sensitive to blacks. The term blacks sounded pejorative to media ears. Seeing he’s an Alabama guy in his 60s, the media should enjoy witnessing progress when they can. Las Vegas bookies lost millions off Clemson’s win over Alabama in Monday’s title game. The gamblers made millions, the schools made millions, the networks made millions, and the players made stipends. If “Gone with the Wind” were made today, Tara would be a major college football power. Johnny Manziel announced he will appear at a Houston shopping center this weekend to pose for selfies with his fans for $50 per photo. He’s still testing his limits. You know you may have had too much to drink if, before you go to bed, you try to take your pants off over your head.


Afton ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH, Browning and Filmore Streets, William Richardson, pastor. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. worship service. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible study and youth. Saturday, 7:25 a.m. “In the Mirror” radio program on Creston Radio. ST. EDWARD CATHOLIC CHURCH, 104 W. Union St., Rev. Ken Halbur, pastor. Sunday, 10:45 a.m. Mass; after Mass, confession and parish council meeting. Tuesday, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Adoration; 8:30 a.m. Mass. Wednesday, 6:15 p.m. religious education class; 6:30 p.m. confirmation class - St. Malachy School; 6:30 p.m. devotions. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Joel Sutton, pastor. Sunday, 10 a.m. worship; 5:30 p.m. potluck supper, open to the public; 6:30 p.m. Sunday evening worship service. Aspire Food Pantry dropoff site.

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UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Joel Sutton, pastor. Sunday, 11 a.m. worship.

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UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, June Nolte Davis, pastor. Sunday, 9 a.m. worship service; 10:30 a.m. worship service in Kellerton.

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AREA BIBLE FELLOWSHIP CHURCH, Ron Christian, pastor; 641-336-2409; website www.areabiblefellowship.org. Sunday, 10 a.m. worship service; 11:15 a.m. Sunday school. Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. AWANA, Clearfield Community Center. CHRISTIAN CHURCH, Sherry Wiley, lay speaker. Sunday, 9:15 a.m. worship; 10:30 a.m. Sunday school. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Michael Shaffer, pastor. Sunday, 8 a.m. Sunday school; 9 a.m. worship.

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FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 907 Grove Ave., Ken Rummer, pastor. Sunday, 9 a.m. Sunday school; 10 a.m. worship services. FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 901 Nodaway St., Andrew Bardole, pastor. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. adult Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. worship service. GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH, Dan Lamgo, pastor. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. worship service. Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. prayer service. MESSIANIC MISSION SEVENTH DAY, 405 11th St. Sabbath services, second and fourth Saturdays. Call 641-3223386 for time and place. REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH, 800 17th St., Philip Ritter, pastor. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Sunday school and adult Bible study; 10:45 a.m. worship with Holy Communion. Wednesday, 9 a.m. Bible study. ST. PATRICK’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 504 Grove, Ave., Lazarus Kirigia, pastor. Saturday, 5:30 p.m. Mass. Sunday, 10:30 a.m. Mass; 7 p.m. youth group. Wednesday, 2 to 5 p.m. religious education classes.

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ABUNDANT LIFE FAMILY CHURCH, 500 S. Birch St., Douglas R. Brunell, pastor, (641) 782-5766, email alfc@ iowatelecom.net; website www. AbundantLifeFamilyChurch.com. Sunday, 10:30 a.m. children’s church and worship service. Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. worship and Kid’s Club. Thursday, 6:30 a.m. Men of Honor; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Light Switch teens. APOSTOLIC LIGHTHOUSE UNITED PENTECOSTAL CHURCH, 600 N. Lincoln St., Paul Vandevender, pastor, 782-5594. Sunday, 10 a.m. Sunday school and worship service; 5:30 p.m. prayer time; 6 p.m. worship service. Wednesday, 7 p.m. worship service. Home Bible study, call 782-5594. CHURCH OF CHRIST, 510 S. Poplar St., Timothy Haynie, evangelist, 641-344-3201. Sunday, 9:45 a.m. Sunday school and donuts; 11 a.m. worship and Lord’s Supper; 6:30 p.m. Sunday night service. Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. Bible study for all ages. COMMUNITY OF CHRIST, Creston Congregation (RLDS), 820 N. Elm St., Elder Gary O’Daniels, pastoral coordinator. Sunday, 9:15 a.m. Praise and Inspiration, Darl Ferguson, lead-

er; 9:30 a.m. church school classes; 10:30 a.m. morning worship, Gary O’Daniels, presider; Bonnie Ballantyne, speaker. CREST BAPTIST, affiliated with Southern Baptist Convention, Poplar and Townline streets, Chuck Spindler, pastor. Website: www.crestbaptistchurch.com. Thursday, 6:30 p.m. Celebrate Recovery. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. small groups Bible study for all ages; 10:45 a.m. worship; 6 p.m. cancer care ministry (meets first and third Sunday). Tuesday, 9 to 10:30 a.m. women’s Bible study; 6:30 p.m. GriefShare. Wednesday, 7 a.m. prayer meeting; 6:30 p.m. TeamKID, youth group and adult Bible study. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 1001 N. Lincoln St., David Tebbenkamp, pastor; Dan Fields, youth pastor. Thursday, 7 p.m. Riley Missionary Circle – Phyllis Burkhalter’s home at 903 N. Mulberry St. in Creston. Sunday, 8:45 a.m. worship service; 10:15 a.m. Sunday school/ABF hour; 11:30 a.m. lunch and learn - senior high families; 4 p.m. Melody Makers choir practice; 5 p.m. annual report “praise and testimony service.” Monday, 6:30 p.m. ladies’ Bible study “Steps: Gospel-Centered Recovery” at Carmen Dahl’s - 1105 N. Vine St. in Creston. Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. AWANA clubs and junior high TREK, senior high youth group, college/career group - Earldean Miller’s home - 1405 Elm Drive, adult prayer meeting and Bible study; 8 p.m. Triumphant Praise choir rehearsal. Friday (20), home school day. Saturday (21), 10 a.m. baby shower for Mandy Standley - Fellowship Hall. FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST), 301 E. Townline St., Tony Thurston, pastor. Email: fcccreston@gmail. com. Sunday, 9 a.m. Sunday school, 10 a.m. worship service; 11 a.m. coffee fellowship. Monday, 1:30 p.m. “Tootles” (games/crafts) in Fellowship Hall. Wednesday, 6 p.m. praise and worship service. Thursday(19), 2 p.m. Mary Circle meeting; 7 p.m. Rebecca Circle meeting. FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST, 104 N. Oak St. Sunday, 11 a.m. church service. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 702 W. Prairie St., the Rev. Jim Woodworth, pastor. Friday, 1:30 p.m. crafting workshop. Sunday, 9:15 a.m. adult Sunday school; 9:30 a.m. youth Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. worship. Monday, 6 p.m. membership and evangelism; 7 p.m. worship and music. Tuesday, 1 p.m. Stitch, Knit and Quilt. Wednesday, 9 a.m. Bible study; 5:30 p.m. Joyful Noise; 6 p.m. Christian ed.; 8 p.m. ASP. FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 400 N. Elm St., Jodi Rushing, pastor. Call 641-7822427, 641-782-7267. Email: fumc. creston@gmail.com. Facebook: Creston First United Methodist Church. Office hours: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to noon Friday. Saturday, 4:30 p.m. Hispanic Bible study. Sunday, 8:30 a.m. Disciples Sunday school; 9:30 a.m. worship service; 10 a.m. Hispanic worship in education building; 10:30 a.m. Sunday school; 11:30 a.m. confirmation; 7 p.m. movie night. Monday, 5 p.m. TOPS; 6:30 p.m. Cub Scouts. Tuesday, 9 a.m. Summit House Bible study; 1:30 a.m. Crest Ridge Bible study; 6:30 p.m. Cub Scouts; 7 p.m. Boy Scouts. Wednesday, 1:30 p.m. ACTS; 5:15 p.m. finance meeting; 6:15 p.m. handbell rehearsal; 6:30 p.m. admin board meeting; 6:30 p.m. Cub Scouts; 7 p.m. choir rehearsal. Thursday(19), 9 a.m. missions; 9:30 a.m. UMW Circle meeting; 12:05 p.m. UMM. GOD’S OUTREACH DELIVERANCE INTERNATIONAL, 306 N. Oak St., 641-278-1173, Pastor JoAnna Davis. www.godsoutreachdeliveranceintl.com. Thursday, 7 p.m. women’s group (first and third Thursdays); 7 p.m. men’s fellowship at 901 E. Irving St. (second and fourth Thursdays). Friday, 6:30 p.m. Friday Night Fire service. Sunday, 9 a.m. Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. worship service with children’s church. Monday, 4 to 5:15 p.m. after school children’s ministry (ages 5 to 12 years old); 5:15 to 5:30 p.m. children’s choir; 5:15 p.m. free community meal; 6:15 to 7 p.m. “Let’s Talk” ministry for young men ages 13 and older. Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. midweek service. HOLY SPIRIT CATHOLIC CHURCH, 107 W. Howard St., Rev. Ken Halbur, pastor. Friday, 7 a.m. Mass - St. Malachy Chapel; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ReRun shop. Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon ReRun shop; 4:30 to 5 p.m. confession; 5:15 p.m. Mass. Sunday, 8:15 to 8:45 a.m. confession; 9 a.m. Mass; after Mass,

Don’t stop growth No parent in his or her right mind wants to thwart the growth of a child God has given to them. The physical, mental, social and especially spiritual growth of children is always on the mind of good, godly parents. It is unconscionable for parents to deliberately hinder the growth of a child in any of these areas. It is sickening to read or hear of children being starved or tortured. Our laws are solidly against child abuse of any kind. Some time ago a news report told of a child being found chained in a closet. The child was malnourished and sick. Had the officials not intervened, no doubt the innocent child would have died. All right-thinking people recognize just how reprehensible this is. Think of the local church as a growing organism — in the same way a child is to grow. It would be as reprehensible and sinful to hinder the growth of a local church just as it would be with a child. I have known several local churches that began to show growth, both numerical and spiritual, that came to an impasse and stopped growing. Why? Let me suggest a few things that will hinder congregational growth and development. Factionalism. I put this at the top of the list. Factionalism is usually a group of contentious and opinionated Christians who seek to control the mind and activity of others. They usually are a minority in a larger group, but are very active. It doesn’t take but one factious person to disrupt the growth of a local church. The God of heaven severely condemns it (Gal. 5:20). coffee and rolls. Monday, 5 to 6 p.m. Adoration; 6 p.m. Mass; 7 p.m. finance council meeting office. Tuesday, noon to 5 p.m. ReRun shop; 7 p.m. parish council meeting - St. Malachy School. Wednesday, 9:15 a.m. Mass - St. Malachy School; noon to 5 p.m. ReRun shop; 6:30 p.m. confirmation class - St. Malachy School; 6:45 p.m. religious education classes - St. Malachy School. Thursday(19), 7 a.m. Mass - St. Malachy Chapel. JERUSALEM UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 1965 REA Road, Rev. Jim W. Morris, pastor. Sunday, 8 a.m. Bible study; 9 a.m worship. KINGDOM HALL OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES, 1000 Cottonwood St. Sunday, 10 a.m. public talk and Watchtower study. Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Christian Life and ministry meeting. PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF GOD I.M. “Mana del Cielo” The Rev. Miguel Delgado, phone 515473-2527. Saturday, noon worship. Sunday, 1:30 p.m. worship. PLATTE CENTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 2396 Eagle Ave., south of Creston, Rev. Delores Doench, pastor. Sunday, 9:15 a.m. Sunday school; 10 a.m. coffee/fellowship time; 10:30 a.m. church service. SALEM LUTHERAN CHURCH, 602 W. Townline St., 641-7822920. Brian Jack, pastor. Website: www.salemluth.net. Sunday, 9 a.m. Sunday school; 10 a.m. worship. Tuesday, 1:30 p.m. quilting. Wednesday, 7 p.m. confirmation. SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH, 104 N. Oak St.

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Failure to cooperate. The growth of any local congregation is commensurate with the amount of cooperation that exists among all the members. After Paul warned of false doctrine and factionalism, he wrote, “Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the head, that is, Christ. From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work” (Eph. 4:15-16, NIV). I think this fits the context of Paul’s words. Instead of fussing and fighting over non-essential issues, each of us in the same local congregation should join and hold together. How? By “every supporting ligament” (member) doing his or her part of the total work. Indifference. The ultimate result of factionalism going to seed and doing its nefarious work is indifference. Excitement is dead where we are indifferent. Where there is no excitement in a local church, there will be no growth. We won’t worry about saving others; we won’t encourage others and we won’t grow as God expects us to grow. May God help us to avoid any and all hindrances to growth. Let us all determine that we will never hinder the growth of the Lord’s church, but to the contrary, will join in whole-heartedly to bring others to the Lord through actively and zealously spreading his word. Let us all determine to help and never hinder the growth of the church. ~ from www.vscoc.org/Bulletinfdr/bulletin_fodder. htm Saturday, 10 a.m. worship service; 11 a.m. Sabbath school. SOLID ROCK MINISTRIES, 1216 N. Cherry St. (corner of Townline and Cherry streets). Sunday, 9:45 to 10:15 a.m. Sunday school; 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. coffee and fellowship; 10:45 a.m. worship service. ST. JOHN’S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, 601 S. Maple St. Sunday, 9 a.m. worship service and Sunday School. TRINITY EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH (LCMS), 800 N. Sumner Ave., Creston; 1111 E. South St., Mount Ayr; the Rev. John B. Rutz, pastor, 641782-5095, http://TrinityCreston. org. Mount Ayr: Sunday, 10:45 a.m. Divine service with Holy Communion. Creston: Sunday, 8 a.m. Sunday school and Bible classes; 9 a.m. Divine service. Monday, 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. preschool. Tuesday, 6:30 a.m. Early Risers Bible study; 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. preschool. Wednesday. 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. preschool; 6 p.m. confirmation classes and F.L.O.C.K. Thursday, 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. preschool. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST CONGREGATIONAL, 501 W. Montgomery St., the Rev. Jim Woodworth, pastor. Friday, 7:30 p.m. AA meeting. Sunday, 9:15 a.m. worship services. Tuesday, 3 to 5 p.m. Crisis Fund Center open; 5 to 6 p.m. Open Table. Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. TOPS.

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CHURCH OF CHRIST, Karen Norton, pastor. Sunday, 10 a.m. fellowship; 10:30 a.m. worship; 10:30 a.m. Sunday school. Monday, 1 p.m. quilting. Wednesday, 1 p.m. quilting; 5 p.m. prayer group; 6 p.m. adult Bible study.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, Lorimor, George Henriksen, pastor. Sunday, 9 a.m. Sunday school; 10 a.m. worship service. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Joel Sutton, pastor. Sunday, 8:45 a.m. worship.

UNITED CHURCH OF DIAGONAL, Ed Shields, pastor, office 641-344-0652, www.diagonalchurch.com. Sunday, 9 a.m. Sunday school; 10 a.m. church.

HEBRON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Ben Carter-Allen, pastor. Sunday, 10 a.m. Sunday school; 11 a.m. worship service. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Ben Carter-Allen, pastor. Sunday, 9 a.m. worship service with supervised nursery during church; 10 a.m. Sunday school. Third Thursday, United Methodist Women.

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UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Bruce Giese, pastor. Website: www.ellstonumc.org. Sunday, 9:15 a.m. Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. worship.

Greenfield

CORNERSTONE FELLOWSHIP EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH, 2158 Highway 92, Andrew Hanna, pastor, office 641-7430221. Website: www.welcometocornerstone.org. Thursday, 6:30 p.m. “Children of the Day” women’s Bible study. Saturday, 9 a.m. women’s ministry team meeting; 5 p.m. Marriage Oneness at Bill and Kathi Piper’s. Sunday, 9 a.m. congregational meeting; 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. worship service; 2 p.m. Financial Peace University. Tuesday, 1 to 2 p.m. women’s prayer gathering. Wednesday, noon to 1 p.m. prayer time (everyone welcome); 6:20 to 8 p.m. Awana; 6:30 to 8 p.m. youth group at The Corner. ST. JOHN’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 303 N. E. Elm St., 641343-7065, Kenneth Gross, pastor. Website: www.stjohngreenfield. parishesonline.com. St. John’s — Saturday, 5:15 p.m. Mass. Sunday, 8:15 a.m. Mass. Wednesday, 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Faith Formation youth program. St. Patrick’s — Massena— Sunday, 10:15 a.m. Mass. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 108 S.W. 5th St. Sunday, 9 a.m. worship service; 10 a.m. coffee and fellowship; 10:30 a.m. Sunday school. Tuesday, 3:30 to 6 p.m. food bank and children’s clothes closet open; 6:30 p.m. worship service. Thursday, 12:30 p.m. worship service.

Hopeville

HOPEVILLE COMMUNITY CHURCH, Dwayne Henrichs, pastor, 641-338-2248. Sunday, 10 a.m. worship service.

Lenox

CHRISTIAN CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST), 1007 W. Temple St., Karla Lyddon, pastor. Sunday, 9 a.m. adult Sunday school; 10 a.m. worship. CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS, 702 W. Ohio St. Stanley Price, branch president. Sunday, 10 a.m. sacrament meeting; 11:15 a.m. Sunday school; 12:10 p.m. relief society, priesthood, young women and young men; 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. primary. For local information, contact Clinton Allen, (641) 3224494. COUNTRY ROADS BAPTIST CHURCH, at 202 E. Temple (old lumber yard), Mitch Green, pastor. Website: countryroadslenox. com. Sunday, 9 a.m. Sunday school; 10 a.m. worship. Wednesday, 6 p.m. meal and study. MERCER CENTER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, four miles north, four miles west of Lenox, Marcia Cline, pastor. Sunday, 8:30 a.m. worship service. ST. PATRICK’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 600 W. Michigan St., Lazarus Kirigia, pastor. Sunday, 8:30 a.m. Mass with religious education classes afterward. Wednesday, 7 p.m. CYO. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 103 W. Michigan St., Michael Shaffer, pastor. Sunday, 9:15 a.m. adult Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. worship service and Sunday school for children. UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 401 W. Michigan St., Tim Maxa, pastor, 641-333-4214. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. worship service. First and third Sunday, youth fellowship. Wednesday, Evening Bible study.

Lorimor

CHURCH OF GOD, Ben Turner, pastor. Sunday, 9:45 a.m. Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. worship service.

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BAPTIST CHURCH, Alex Bauman, pastor. Sunday, 8:45 a.m. Sunday school; 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. worship services. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Midweek Bible study and prayer meeting. Third Thursday of the month, 7 to 9 p.m. Missionary meeting. CHURCH OF CHRIST, 430 Third St., Brian McCracken, pastor, 641-340-0474, bmac2366@ yahoo.com; Tyler Schultz, associate pastor, 720-670-7319, tschultz3324@gmail.com; office, 641447-2569, office@murraychurchofchrist.org; website, www. murraychurchofchrist.org. Sunday, 8:30 a.m. early worship service; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school; 10:35 a.m. worship service. Wednesday, 3:30 p.m. JAM for K-5; 6:30 p.m. meal; 7 p.m. adult Bible study and youth groups K-12. Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. food pantry (by appointment other days, call the office). UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Sandy Smith and Brandon Campbell, pastors. Sunday, 10 a.m. Sunday school; 11 a.m. worship.

Orient

P L Y M O U T H CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, 311 W. First St., Phil Price, minister. Sunday, 8:30 a.m. brunch; 9 a.m. worship services; 9 a.m. Sunday school - no adult Bible study. Wednesday, 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday school. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 124 S. Maple St., Cathy Nutting, pastor. Sunday, 8:45 a.m. worship service.

Prescott

PRESCOTT UNITED CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST), 401 6th Ave., Mary O’Riley, pastor. Friday, Creston nursing facility services. Sunday through Saturday, pastor on call CHI Hospital in Corning. Sunday, 9 a.m. adult Sunday school; 10 a.m. children’s Sunday school; 10 a.m. worship service. Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. pastor’s office hours; 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. quilting in fellowship hall; 7 p.m. Adams County Interchurch Council meeting at Presbyterian Church in Corning. Thursday, 10:30 a.m. CHI Hospital chapel service.

Shannon City

SHANNON CITY COMMUNITY CHURCH, Lila Dell Greene, pastor. Sunday, 9 a.m. church service; 10 a.m. Sunday school.

Sharpsburg

UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Michael Shaffer, pastor. Sunday, 8:30 a.m. worship. UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, Tim Maxa, pastor. Sunday, 9 a.m. worship service; 10 a.m. Sunday school.

Stringtown

STRINGTOWN COMMUNITY CHURCH, junction of Highway 34 and Sycamore Ave. Sunday, 9:45 a.m. worship service. Wednesday, 1 to 4 p.m. Help Center open.

Thayer

PLEASANT VALLEY CHRISTIAN CHURCH, Dwayne Henrichs, pastor. Sunday, 9 a.m. worship service.

Tingley

CHRISTIAN CHURCH, Al Rusk, pastor. Sunday, 10:30 a.m. worship service. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Bruce Giese, pastor. Sunday, 9 a.m. worship; 10:30 a.m. Sunday school.

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HOROSCOPE For Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 ARIES (March 21 to April 19)Because you are high-viz in the eyes of parents, bosses and VIPs right now, ask for what you want. It will be easier than you think to get people in power to say “yes” to your wishes. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Explore opportunities to travel and get further education, because this is what will expand your world. Expanding your world is what you need to do this month. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) It’s only natural that your focus is on shared property, inheritances, insurance issues and debt at this time. You have good ideas about these areas. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You might have some unexpected insight into your closest relationships with others at this time. In fact, you can learn a lot about your own style of relating if you are aware. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) You’re willing to work hard now, because you’re setting high standards for yourself. No slackers allowed! You want efficiency, effectiveness and productivity. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22)You’re in touch with your creative vibes now, which is why you will enjoy exploring this energy. Meanwhile, sports events and playful times with children will appeal. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Your conversations with a parent could be significant now, because there are changes that you are planning at home. You don’t like to be caught off guard. You want to know what you’re doing. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21)You want to be stimulated by short trips and conversations with others. You’re full of ideas and you want to share them; plus, you want to hear what others think. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Cash flow and your assets are a concern right now. When you’re making big plans, power is money. The question is, how much power do you have? CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19)You are blessed now because the Sun is in your sign, boosting your energy and bringing opportunities and important people to you. Use this bless-

ing wisely. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18)It behooves you to work alone or behind the scenes right now. You also might want to plan what you want your new year to be all about. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Friendships are important to you now. Your interaction with someone younger might help you make some future goals. YOU BORN TODAY You are organized, systematic and tenacious. You have charm and a great sense of humor. During

the next two to three years, you will experience a time of culmination, success and financial accumulation. That’s why it is wise to start to settle your debts. The year 2017 will be a social year. It also will deal with the results of the changes that took place this year. Birthdate of: Liam Hemsworth, actor; Patrick Dempsey, actor; Ruth Wilson, actress. (c) 2017 King Syndicate, Inc.

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Dear Readers: PLASTICBAG RECYCLING is a trending topic. Retail stores are encouraging customers to bring in their own bags to carry home their purchases, and some are limiting or eliminating the bags altogether. What’s the correct way to recycle these bags? Here’s the scoop: If your city accepts the bags (check on the city’s website, or call 311), stuff as many bags as you can, making sure they are clean and dry, into one bag and tie that bag closed to create a “soccer ball” effect. Putting loose bags in the recycling is a big no-no. If your city doesn’t accept the bags (many don’t), the store itself may have a collection bin in its vestibule (lobby) to collect used bags for recycling. Keeping plastics out of the landfill and recycling them is the responsible thing to do to protect the environment for future generations. – Heloise FOOD STAINS Dear Heloise: I wanted to share this hint with everyone. I was eating tomato-basil soup with croutons, and just as I was putting this into my mouth, it rolled down my blouse and onto my new white pants.

I wiped off as much as I could, went home and sprayed stain remover on it, and then washed the pants. Most of the stain came off, so I decided to use my mother’s old method of putting my pants outside. Overnight, the dew and then the morning sunshine absolutely removed the stain and made my pants whiter! – Kathy H. in Houston I’m glad this classic hint worked for you. Readers, I must caution you that many white fabrics today are treated with an optical brightener. These brighteners can end up turning white fabrics yellow when exposed to bright light, so be careful. But if the clothing would be ruined by the stain anyway, then it’s worth a try. – Heloise HAPPY HOUSEPLANTS Dear Heloise: Save your vegetable cooking water instead of pouring it down the drain. The liquid from cooking/steaming carrots, corn, green beans and edamame is a nutritious treat for your houseplants. Watering them with the vegetable liquid will recharge them. Liquid from cooking beets is too strong-smelling for indoor plants, but outdoor plants will love it. I have been using this idea

for years, and my indoor plants are happy and healthy. – Lorelei D. in Houston CAP AND KEEP Dear Heloise: In my office, we noticed that the black pens disappear quickly. A co-worker suggested putting out pens WITHOUT THEIR CAPS. This worked like magic! People won’t put uncapped pens into their pockets or purses. At the end of a long day, we collect, recap and put the pens away. – Rhonda C., via email TISSUE ISSUE Dear Heloise: I hate when the toilet paper in the public bathroom gets stuck in the dispenser. I have to reach underneath and work hard to find the end. I make a point to leave the paper dangling for the next person. – Barb C. in New Jersey Send a money-saving or timesaving hint to Heloise, P.O. Box 795000, San Antonio, TX 78279-5000, or you can fax it to 1-210-HELOISE or email it to Heloise(at)Heloise.com. I can’t answer your letter personally but will use the best hints received in my column. (c)2017 by King Features Syndicate Inc.


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New Year, New Resolution By KIERSTEN LATHAM I’m going to hit the gym and exercise more this year. I’m going to lose 10 pounds this year. I’m going to spend less money and save more. I’m going to get organized. I’m going to enjoy life to the fullest: These are some of the very popular resolutions people make every new year. Making a new year’s resolution is something that most people start thinking about towards the end of every year. These wishes range from very specific to very broad ones. Since it is a new year, this is a good time to start fresh and make new resolutions for the upcoming year. You have to change your lifestyle when you make a new resolutions, it might be hard for most people to keep all year. However, if people really put their minds to it, they can really be successful all year long. I wanted to get in the hall of CCHS and see what resolutions some staff and students are making this year. Staff Goals: Paul Jameson, High School Math Teacher: ”I would like to pass my college geometry class that I am currently taking.” Tammy Riley, High School Guidance Counselor: “I want to maintain my weight loss, so my cholesterol will maintain, so by next summer it will be the same, and it will make me feel better about myself.”

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A Splash of Sun, A Sprinkle of Snow Colorado to Copper Mountain so over spring break I can study friction, so that I can hit maximum velocity coming down the slopes.” Students Goals: Sophia Groumoutis, Junior: “I would like to become a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistance). I would like to pass my CNA class and get a job after I finish this class because I want to be a nurse when I am older, and this will really help me to put myself out there and into the nursing field and I want to help people.” Cayla Maitlen, Junior: “I would like to start off by having a great Spring and do well in Track this upcoming Season.” Ashley Buchanan, Junior: “I want to eat healthy and sleep more, because sleep and eating healthy is very important for a new and fresh start.” Most Americans take time to find that special resolution that will help them start a new year off on the right foot. A quote from the show Glee, “Another year you made a promise, another chance to turn it all around, and do not save this for tomorrow embrace the past, and you can live for now.”

Steve Schieffer, CCHS Janitor: “My goal for the new year is to lose 15 pounds, because I want to be more healthy.” Jim McCracken, High School Chemistry Teacher: “I’m hoping I get to go to

High School Counselor, Tammy Riley, has high hopes for 2017.

By ALYSSA COOK

Just think, sitting on a beach in 90 degree weather. Skin up against the burning sand, probably getting gorgeously tanned. Enjoying the ocean breeze, listening to children splashing in the water, drinking a cool drink. Lies! You are home, shivering in a pile of blankets, while you are cranking up the heat trying to keep warm, and there is a blizzard going on outside. Many people don’t like the cold weather so they find somewhere warm to celebrate their holiday. Junior Breanna Wallace and her family always travel somewhere warm. Normally, they go to Florida or Mexico. In the past, junior Victoria Borha and her family travelled to California to see their family. Some people embrace the cold and use it to have more fun. Sophomore Cecily Lumbard doesn’t just go to Colorado to see family, but they love to go skiing! This year, there were 14 band members that travelled over break. They got a chance to go San Diego, California to perform at halftime in the Holiday Bowl. Leaving late on Christmas day, they spent multiple hours on planes before landing in the wonderful weather of California. “I enjoyed that it was happy and warm, instead of being cold and depressing like back home” said junior Casey Batten. Senior David Qualseth said that he loved spending time with friends from all over Southwest Iowa. Multiple grades were involved and freshman Brittany Linch got to travel as well. Her favorite thing was the day they got to go to the USS Midway Museum and Belmont Park. She loved the new experience to start off her high school years with some of her upperclassmen friends. Not everyone travels far, sometimes a short distance still means a lot. Senior Cora Green goes to her grandparents house for the holidays, even if that means just driving a fourth of a mile down the road. Many students and their families

don’t travel at all. Sometimes, families come to the small town of Creston for the holidays. Jae Ferle and her family get a visit from their cousins all the way from Texas. Staying home with loved ones means just the same as going on vacation. Warm weather or freezing temperatures everyone has their ideas for the holidays. Sometimes just staying home with family and relaxing is better than traveling. The holiday is a time to enjoy time with family and friends. Hope everyone had a great holiday and a happy new year!

CCHS students traveled all over the country this winter break, from Florida, to Colorado, to California.

Life After High School By ALLIE FINDLAY

Because I Am... By KIMBERLY ORR I will be starting a series of articles about the things people know or do because of who they are and how they go through life. This series is going to be continued by multiple students. Men and women have always had to go through life differently. There are certain unspoken rules that all genders follow. This series is going to start with the responses from women at CCHS. Here are their responses. All answers are kept anonymous but, grades have been included as an identifier.

BECAUSE I AM A WOMAN Because I am a woman, I walk in a group to protect myself. ~Junior Because I am a woman, I have a 1 in 4 chance of being raped at a university. ~Junior Because I am a woman, I have to keep myself covered to make sure men don’t get distracted. ~Senior Because I am a woman, I have to work up to be society’s version of feminine, which is not me. ~Freshman Because I am a woman, some guys shoot down my ideas. Then they say that only a woman would say that, or something like that. It has never occurred with an adult, but only with kids my age. ~Sophomore Because I am a woman, I have to think about what I wear in case it “distracts” the boys in my school. Boys will boys when they make inappropriate comments on my cleavage I suppose. ~Junior Because I am a woman, I have to work ten times harder to get a job over a man, even if I am way more qualified. I must prove myself to be smart, kind, and feminine, not just smart. ~Senior

With winter break over, the future and college are looming over seniors heads all across the nation. Feelings are mixed when it comes to college. Some are excited to go, others not so much. Last October, only 65.9% of people who graduated high school the spring before were enrolled in college the following fal. I asked Jamie Phelps, a senior at CCHS who is graduating at semester, what her thoughts were on college. She said,”I’m worried that I’m going to end up getting there and spending all the money and then not be able to get a job because of my piercings.” Others find it pointless to go to college. Bailey Webb of Macksburg says, “I honestly feel more financially safe at Walmart.” He believes it is a waste of time and money just to get a job that will pay less than what he gets working at Walmart. It’s not all doom and gloom though. I asked Bri Estelle, graduate of Creston High School Class of 2016, how she felt about college and she told me, ”Personally, I feel like it is just the norm to go to college after high school, but I really enjoy college so far even though I wish that I took at least a semester off for myself.” Taking a semester off is a great idea. Maybe to take some time for family, get caught up on your health or maybe catch up on some bills. This is not for everyone though. It is best to do what you think is best for you. I asked another graduate

Casting a Spell on Creston By HANNAH FOGLE

Many people talk about things they wish they could change about the city of Creston, but with this magic wand, individuals chose the one revision they would make. Although the wand is hypothetical, people had the power to make it any kind of wand they wanted, as long as the wand had the power to make a change. While Creston is very accommodating to its residents, can anyone be fully satisfied with where they live? After presenting a magic wand to a diverse group of people in our community, it is evident that people have differing opinions on the place they call home and have ideas on what they would change about Creston. When asked about one change she could make to Creston, Quynn Foster, second grader, said, that she likes where she lives. She also told that she appreciates the new food chains being brought to town. On the contrary, Kaden Street, sixth grader, said he would change the entertainment options available to Creston’s younger residents. He tells that he would construct a youth center to hold sporting events in and game systems, making it a mix of the YMCA and Creston’s Family Fun Center. James McDonald, sophomore, says he wishes that we had better roads to drive on, which is an issue that many Creston residents can agree on. After being told that the wand could be used to make one modification to her hometown, Sue Dake, CCHS

of 2016, Miguel Hansen how he felt and he says he doesn’t like community college but is excited for a bigger university. Community college is a great way to experience college, but not as of a giant step as university. It is a great way to get the experience if you aren’t quite ready to be on your own, and if you want to save money. Although, some people are ready for the leap and a community college is just holding them back from experiencing college to their fullest extent. There will always be mixed feelings about college. It is for some people and it’s not for others. Some don’t want to go to college, others prefer community college to take it slow. Others are ready to take the leap and dive into university. No matter what a person chooses, there is always time to continue your education. There is no age limit on learning new things.

CCHS students sport gear from where they plan to continue their education after high school.

secretary, explained that she would change the level of respect that people have for each other, which is not something tangible, but essential for living a happy and stress-free life. Although this magic wand does not actually have the power to set forth these requests, and may seem a bit silly, it allows our community to voice their opinion. If some of these residents’ ideas are worthwhile, it is possible to present their plans to the town of Creston to see if they can be set in action. What would you change?

Sue Dake summoning her inner wizard while casting her spell on Creston.

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REGIONAL SCORES

SWCC men’s hoops stay second in poll STAFF REPORT

The Southwestern Community College men’s basketball team remained number two in the NJCAA Division II top 20 poll released Wednesday. South Suburban (Ill.) is the top-ranked team and is 17-0. Southwestern is second and is 16-0. The Spartans entertain 16th-ranked Kirkwood (11-3) Saturday to open Iowa Community College Atheltic Conference play. Tip is set for 3 p.m. in Creston.

Taylor lauded by conference STAFF REPORT

PELLA — Central College men’s basketball player Colby Taylor was named the Iowa Conference male athlete of the week after averaging 29.5 points p e r g a m e Taylor a n d ascending to the top of the program’s all-time scoring list. The Creston product was also recognized as the league’s men’s basketball player of the week. Entering Wednesday’s night game at home against Luther College, Taylor needed 27 points to pass Jeff Verhoef ’80 for the top spot on the scoring list. After a slow start in the first half, he ended up with 30 points to take over the No. 1 slot. Central beat the Norse 8267. In a 94-87 loss against Buena Vista University Saturday, Taylor had 29 more points. He also had 12 points in six rebounds combined in the two games. It’s the fourth time Taylor has been named the league player of the week, previously being cited January 11, 2015; December 7, 2014 and February 23, 2014. Central continued the season on Wednesday night at home against Loras College.

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Creston News Advertiser | Thursday, January 12, 2017

COLLEGE BASKETBALL Program-building win for Southwestern women By KALEB CARTER

CNA sports reporter kacarter@crestonnews.com

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The Southwestern Community College women’s basketball team could have folded when they went down quickly on the road at NJCAA Division-II 9th-ranked Kansas City Community College. It was a daunting task after all, playing on the road against the defending national champions after having not played for a month. Instead, it was the Spartans who held on to a monumental 63-61 vic-

tory Wednesday. The Spartans fell behind early but played big-time basketball the rest of the way. “I didn’t hit the panic button with our team,” Southwestern coach Addae Houston said. “I wanted us to keep pushing through it and I didn’t even call a timeout during that run (to start the game). We managed to keep our composure and keep battling.” Trailing 33-32 at half, Houston had seen his team play the way he wanted to in a high octane second quarter that featured several lead changes. Coming out of the locker

room and playing strong had been an issue coming into the game. “One thing that we struggled with this year was competing in then third quarter like Houston we’re capable of,” Houston said. Not only did the Spartans compete, they excelled in a big way. The Spartans outscored the Blue Devils 22-7 in the third. Southwestern shot the ball well and made stops. Those two things were big in

the Spartans pulling off the win. Between Fallyn Beemer and Julanie Carter, the two knocked down a combined 11 3-pointers and scored 38 points, continuing their scalding hot shooting from before the break. The Spartans locked down the Blue Devils in that quarter and for portions of the game thanks to the decision to mix things up on the defensive end and the women executing the game plan. “We played a combination defense where we run a zone and play into a man-to-man out of it,” SWCC| 11A

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Dynamic scoring duo NV seniors Clarke, McElfish eclipse 1,000point mark

By RYAN KRONBERG CNA sports editor rkronberg@crestonnews.com

GREENFIELD — Josie Clarke and Paige McElfish came into the Nodaway Val-

ley girls basketball program already with plenty of experience playing together. The classmates started playing on the basketball court in fourth grade. All of those experiences in their younger days and throughout high school at Nodaway Valley have made them a force on the basketball court. Both have found ways to be successful offensive players in their own way, via different means. Their dynamic play on the

offensive end helped them reach a milestone this season. Both eclipsed the 1,000-point barrier this season. Clarke did it early in the season, while McElfish did it in Friday’s home win over Pleasantville. “We’ve really bonded over the years,” McElfish said. “It’s fun.” Their chemistry shows. McElfish leads the Wolverines with 18.2 points per game, while Clarke is averaging 16.5. Both are shoot-

ing just under 50 percent for the season. “She always knows where I’m at and I know where she’s at,” Clarke said. “We have some of the best passes to each other. We have good kickouts and good drives.” McElfish knows how to pass Clarke the ball and vice-versa.

“I know where she’s at, where she wants the pass,” McElifsh said. “She knows where I want the pass.” Clarke works in the low post and from the mid range area, while McElfish drives to the basket. “Josie’s really good NV | 11A

CNA photo by RYAN KRONBERG

ABOVE —Nodaway Valley senior Paige McElfish drives to the basket during the Wolverines home game against East Union on Dec. 20. McElifsh scored her 1,000th-career point in a win over Pleasantville this past Friday. CNA photo by KALEB CARTER

AT LEFT — Nodaway Valley senior Josie Clarke looks to put up a shot during the Wolverines’ game at East Union on Dec. 2 in Afton. Clarke scored her 1,000th-career point earlier this season.

KRONBERG’S KORNER

Drake women off to strong start in Missouri Valley DES MOINES — There was already plenty of good buzz in the Knapp Center Sunday afternoon after the men’s basketball team picked up a solid 88-76 win over Evansville. The energy and excitement carried over into the women’s game against Southern Illinois. Drake fed off it and used it to garner a 75-59 win. “(Sunday) was a great day. It means a lot,” said Drake coach Jennie Baranczyk. “There hasn’t been a lot of times we’ve had a doubleheader and both teams have won. That’s a big deal for us. There was really good energy around here.” The players used the home court excitement to win their fifth straight overall and fourth consec-

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utive to start Missouri Valley Conference play. “It’s always fun to play at the Knapp,” said Lizzy Wendell. Drake’s women’s basketball team started out well, then picked up the intensity even more in the third quarter. The Bulldogs led 6042 after three quarters. “At halftime, our goal was to come out strong in the third quarter,” Wendell said. “We passed the ball. We stepped up on defense. It helped us pull away.” The Bulldogs outscored the Sa-

lukis 22-7 in the third quarter. Defense led the charge. “We needed to pressure the ball more, make sure we got out on them more,” Baranczyk said. “They were very comfortable from the three-point line. We made some adjustments.” Wendell led the way offensively with 24 points on 9-of-18 shooting. “Lizzy did a great job in the first quarter. She took some really good looks that didn’t go in. She really let the game come to her.” Becca Jonas added 13 points on 6-of-7 shooting. “Our whole team did a really good job on offense of trying to stay in system, moving the ball,” Jonas said. “We got a lot of good looks.” Drake capped a 2-0 weekend

homestand. The Bulldogs defeated Evansville 82-65 on Friday in Des Moines. Playing twice in three days works well for the DRAKE | 12A CNA photo by RYAN KRONBERG

AT RIGHT — Drake senior Lizzy Wendell drives to the basket during the first half of Sunday’s game against Southern Illinois at the Knapp Center as head coach Jennie Baranczyk looks on. Drake moved to 11-4 overall and 4-0 in the Missouri Valley Conference with a 75-59 win. Drake is at Bradley Friday and Illinois State Sunday.


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Creston News Advertiser | Thursday, January 12, 2017

Drake wins at home, UNI falls on road

PREP BASKETBALL

Drake 87, Indiana State 70

Area roundup: Diagonal, Murray boys earn road wins By KALEB CARTER, CNA sports reporter kacarter@crestonnews.com

BOYS MOULTON — Diagonal took to the road in a long trip to Moulton and was able to pick up a 45-43 win Tuesday over M o u l ton-Udell. T h e Maroons picked up their first victory of the sea- Paxson son. Kole Paxson knocked down five 3-pointers for 15 points on the night to lead the way. Blake Alden grabbed 10 rebounds to go along with his seven points. Kade Klommhaus and Clayton Hansen added seven points each. Ty Taylor scored four points and pulled down nine rebounds. UP NEXT — Diagonal (1-9) hosts Mormon Trail Friday.

Murray stays perfect SEYMOUR — Murray’s Thane Simmons filled up the stat sheet in a crushing 68-31 defeat of Seymour Tuesday. Simmons paced the offense with 25 points for

the Class 1A ninthranked Mustangs. He also stole the ball six times, g r a b b e d Simmons seven offensive rebounds and had two assists. Kenny Boles added 18 points, five assists and four steals. Bryce Keller scored 10 points, snatched four steals, and had three assists and four rebounds. The Mustangs had 39 rebounds, 23 steals and 17 assists. UP NEXT — Murray (100) hosts East Union (8-3) Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

grabbed nine rebounds. J a c y Stoaks and Jessica Anderson led Lenox with seven points each. Warin T h e Raiderettes outrebounded Lenox 34-18 and the Tigers struggled from the floor, shooting 11-of-42. UP NEXT — Mount Ayr (11-0) hosts a big game against Central Decatur (110) Thursday at 6:15 p.m. The Raiderettes are ranked fifth in Class 2A, while the Cardinals are ranked fourth in Class 2A.

Lenox tops Mount Ayr LENOX — Lenox pulled out a close home win against a young Mount Ayr Raiders team 51-42 on Tuesday. John Shields’ 16 points and 14 rebounds led the way for Mount Ayr. Lenox (5-6) hosts Wayne (4-7) Friday at 7:45 p.m. Mount Ayr (1-10) hosts Central Decatur (8-1) Friday at 7:45 p.m.

O-M boys fall Monday AUDUBON — Orient-Macksburg fell 83-57 at Audubon Monday UP NEXT — Orient-Macksburg is 4-7 and hosts Twin Cedars (5-7) Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Lamb, NV earns home win

NV starts strong in home win

GIRLS Mount Ayr downs Lenox, sets up topfive showdown tonight

GREENFIELD — Spencer Lamb’s 27 points and six rebounds led the way to victory for Nodaway Valley at home against Bedford Tuesday. What was a three-point difference heading into the fourth quarter stretched to 13 by the end of the night as the Wolverines put up 23 in the game’s final period. Brady Hilpipre’s 14 points and 10 apiece from Beau Weinheimer and Dallas Kreager allowed Nodaway Valley to move to 6-3.

GREENFIELD — Nodaway Valley bottled up Bedford defensively Tuesday in a 63-22 home win. Bedford scored just nine first-half points. Paige McElfish and Josie Clarke were their usual selves. McElfish scored 22 points, grabbed nine rebounds, stole the ball seven times and had four assists. Clarke scored 14 points and had seven rebounds. UP NEXT — Nodaway Valley (8-1) travels to Interstate 35 (7-4) for a 6:15 p.m. game Thursday.

LENOX — Mount Ayr easily dispatched Lenox Tuesday 73-30. Megan Warin and Kelcie Shields pushed the Raiderettes to victory. Warin scored 20, stole the ball five times and distributed four assists. Shields had 18 points and five rebounds. Keirston Klommhaus tossed in 13 points and

MOULTON — Diagonal’s girls hoopsters moved to 8-3 with a 60-43 win at Moulton-Udell Tuesday. UP NEXT — The Maroonettes host Mormon Trail (6-5) Friday at 6 p.m.

Murray falls on road SEYMOUR — The Murray Lady Mustangs surged out to a 10-point first-quarter lead Tuesday at Seymour but couldn’t hold it in a 61-48 loss. Katie Otto’s 14 points were tops for Murray, as Brandi Gilbert and Bre Klein added 13 and 10 respectively. The Lady Mustangs struggled from the free throw line, going 9-of-21. Murray also struggled with foul trouble, as Gilbert, Z a d i e Gilbert Hatfield and Klein all fouled out and Ally Waske picked up four fouls. UP NEXT — Murray (83) hosts East Union (1-10), who is on a seven-game losing streak Thursday at 6 p.m.

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PREP WRESTLING Wrestling recap: Bedford/Lenox wrestlers win two duals Tuesday STAFF REPORT

BEDFORD — Bedford/ Lenox’s wrestling team went 2-1 in a quad Tuesday at Bedford. Bedford/Lenox defeated Griswold 60-12 and Southwest Iowa 51-30. Bedford/ Lenox fell to Red Oak 5128. UP NEXT — Bedford/ Lenox is at the Wayne Tournament Saturday.

Bedford/Lenox 60, Griswold 12 106 — no match; 113 — Talon Riedel (BL) won by forfeit; 120 — Jared Hensley (BL) pinned John Seyler (G) :42; 126 — Dylan Hedeman (BL) won by forfeit; 132 — Shawn Swain (G) pinned Jacob French (BL) 1:41; 138 — Drew Venteicher (BL) pinned Derek Mueller (G) 2:50; 145 — Jesse Carlton (G) pinned Peyton Williams (BL) 3:13; 152 — Nate Briggs (BL) won by forfeit; 160 — no match; 170 — Sam McMillin (BL) pinned Seth Butler (G) 3:32; 182 — Brenden Christensen (BL) won by forfeit;

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Houston said. “We’d go to a man out of it but we played mostly a zone the entire night. That really slowed them down.” Houston believed this strategy kept the Blue Devils from mounting a run for much of the night. “It slowed them down

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at shooting the basketball. She posts up well,” Thompson said. “Paige drives hard when she puts her head down and goes.” The two have a keen sense of where the other will be at all times. Clarke and McElfish make it difficult for defenses to key in on the other. “They’ve got a decision if they want to double team or face guard,” Clarke said. “She does half the offensive game, creating the plays and I fill in the other half.” Opposing defenses often

fell to Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 48-33. UP NEXT — East Union hosts its home tournament Saturday.

1:25; 195 — Beau Boswell (EU) pinned Blake Deevers (EBF) :53; 220 — Kessler Tomas (EU) pinned Nolan Stetter (EBF) :15; 285 — Kaden Champoux (EBF) won by forfeit.

East Union 42, Pleasantville 33 285 — Will Anthony (P) won by forfeit; 106 — Cole Wimber (EU) won by forfeit; 113 — Levi Parrott (EU) won by forfeit; 120 — no match; 126 — Sherman Hayes (EU) pinned Alex Bartels (P) 1:42; 132 — Drew Bartels (P) won by forfeit; 138 — Matthew Wittstock (EU) won by forfeit; 145 — Memphis Ripperger (EU) won by forfeit; 152 — Jacob Walter (EU) won by forfeit; 160 — Griffen McBride (P) won by forfeit; 170 — Austin Flesher (P) pinned Sanden Cheers (EU) 4:25; 182 — Daniel Kenyon (P) dec. Brady Reese (EU) 7-1; 195 — Beau Boswell (EU) pinned Evan Mann (P) 2:59; 220 — Chaz Clark (P) pinned Kessler Tomas (EU) 3:08. East Union 39, Central Decatur 27 113 — Wyatt Dale (CD) pinned Levi Parrott (EU) 2:40; 120 — David Walker (CD) won by forfeit; 126 — Sherman Hayes (EU) pinned Dakota Davis (CD)

1:19; 132 — Brett Powers (CD) won by forfeit; 138 — Matthew Wittstock (EU) won by forfeit; 145 — Memphis Ripperger (EU) dec. Luke Jones 3-2; 152 — Kade Kelso (CD) pinned Jacob Walter (EU) 1:00; 160 — no match; 170 — Sanden Cheers (EU) pinned Adam Walker (CD) 1:47; 182 — Brady Reese (EU) won by forfeit; 195 — Beau Boswell (EU) won by forfeit; 220 — Trace Carson (CD) dec. Kessler Tomas (EU) 3-1; 285 — no match; 106 — Cole Wimber (EU) won by forfeit. E-B-F 48, East Union 33 106 — Cole Wimber (EU) won by forfeit; 113 — Tyler Landgrebe (EBF) pinned Levi Parrott (EU) 1:20; 120 — Sage Walker (EBF) won by forfeit; 126 — Tayton Ricard (EBF) pinned Sherman Hayes (EU) 5:58; 132 — Owen Glosser (EBF) won by forfeit; 138 — Matthew Wittstock (EU) pinned Alex Hanna (EBF) 18-1, 3:36; 145 — Dakota Boyer (EBF) pinned Memphis Ripperger (EU) 5:18; 152 — Jacob Walter (EU) maj. dec. Aaron Keeton (EBF) 14-4; 160 — Dalton Griffiths (EBF) won by forfeit; 170 — Sanden Cheers (EU ) pinned Gaige Berryman (EBF) 1:04; 182 — Austin Angle (EBF) pinned Brady Reese (EU)

The Spartans stopped the Blue Devils in the games’ final seconds twice. Eriayana Frazier missed two free throws with the Spartans up two with four seconds to go. Kansas City was able to move the ball up the court via a timeout. The Blue Devils had, by Houston’s account, an open look to win the game. They missed. Southwestern escaped with perhaps the biggest win

in program history. “ I t ’ s huge for us,” Houston said. “It just shows that what we’re Beemer doing as a program is working. We’re continuing to move in the right direction with the culture of the program and the

type of players we’re bringing in. It’s the best win of my coaching career.” Aiding Carter and Beemer’s big nights were Frazier and Chelsi Sams. Free throws aside, Frazier stuffed the stat sheet. She scored six points, grabbed 10 rebounds, handed out five assists and registered three steals. “She did what she does best, she fills the stat sheet,” Houston said. “She really

stepped up and did a lot of things well for us tonight.” Sams scored nine points and grabbed five rebounds. The Spartans shot 14-of-39 as a team from beyond the 3-point arc. UP NEXT — Southwestern (9-4) plays host to the undefeated and D-II topranked Kirkwood women (16-0) Saturday at 1 p.m. with the mens game to follow.

Both have spent much time on and off the practice court refining their offensive games. “Basketball’s a sport that takes a lot more conditioning, hard work. You have to spent a lot of time on it,” said Nodaway Valley coach Tom Thompson. “Those two have spent time to improve their game. These two have really succeeded at basketball and that’s what makes it fun.” Clarke and McElfish have worked to become more dynamic players. “They definitely try to utilize all options of their game to give us an advantage,” Thompson. Clarke and McEflish are

not only effective scorers, but also rebounders. The two regularly finish with more than 10 points and 10 rebounds in a contest, also known as a double-double. “It’s pretty incredible having two that you can depend on,” Thompson said. “You don’t get too many girls that can get double-doubles that you can count on every night and have two on the same team that can average double-doubles.” The rest of the team understands what they have with Clarke and McElfish. “Nobody complains when I say, ‘Hey we need to get the ball to Jo the ball, get the ball to Paige,’” Thompson

said. “They understand they are special talents. They like to play with them.” Nodaway Valley enters the heart of the season 9-1 and are coming off a 63-22 win over Bedford Tuesday. The Wolverines have a key test tonight at Interstate 35. On Jan. 20, they face Class 2A fourth-ranked Central Decatur. On Jan. 31, they host Class 2A fifth-ranked Mount Ayr. The Raiderettes handed the Wolverines their lone loss, 35-33 on Dec. 13 in Mount Ayr. “Those top contenders are on our radar,” Clarke said. “We’re going to be preparing for them pretty hard.”

“IT’S PRETTY INCREDIBLE having two that you can depend on. You don’t get too many girls that you can count on every night and have two on the same team that can average double-doubles.”

195 — Cody Sleep (BL) pinned Julia Smith (G) :28; 220 — Riley Riedel (BL) won by forfeit; 285 — Kyler Christensen (BL) won by forfeit. Red Oak 51, B/28 138 — Justin McCunn (RO) dec. Drew Venteicher (BL) 8-2; 145 — Tyler McMann (RO) pinned Nate Briggs (BL) 2:35; 152 — Carter Maynes (RO) pinned Peyton Williams (BL) 1:04; 160 — Sam McMillin (BL) maj. dec. Brenden Christiansen (RO) 14-4; 170 — Josh Baumfalk (RO) won by forfeit; 182 — Thomas Bentley (RO) pinned Brenden Christensen (BL) 1:08; 195 — Carlos Guerra (RO) pinned Cody Sleep (BL) 3:58; 220 — Jackson Welter (RO) pinned Riley Reidel (BL) 2:30; 285 — Kyler Christensen (BL) pinned Logan Alexander (RO) :36; 106 — Johnathon Erp (RO) won by forfeit; 113 — Talon Riedel (BL) won by forfeit; 120 — Jared Hensley (BL) pinned Cam Vanderhoof (RO) 1:14; 126 — Dylan Heideman (BL) won by forfeit; 132 — Alec Selberg (RO) pinned Jacob French (BL) 1:05. Bedford/Lenox 51, Southwest Iowa 30 145 — Nate Briggs (BL) pinned Calder Rosco (SWI) :55; 152 — Cory Myers (SWI) pinned

Peyton Williams (BL) 2:30; 160 — Sam McMillin (BL) pinned Dalton Erickson (SWI) 2:58; 170 — Tate Thompson (SWI) won by forfeit; 182 — Brenden Christensen (BL) won by forfeit; 195 — Cody Sleep (BL) won by forfeit; 220 — Riley Riedel (BL) won by forfeit; 285 — Kyler Christensen (BL) dec. Thomas Wilson (SWI) 6-3; 106 — Layne Ettleman (SWI) won by forfeit; 113 — Colton Hauschild (SWI) pinned Talon Riedel (BL) 3:43; 120 — Jared Hensley (BL) pinned Jon Lewis (SWI) :36; 126 — Dylan Heideman (BL) won by forfeit; 132 — Mister McNaughton (SWI) inj. def. Jacob French (BL); 138 — Drew Venteicher (BL) pinned Pedro Silveira (SWI) :43.

enough at times that they could never really get into a rhythm.” Kansas City did show that Carter it was capable of recovering quickly, pushing Southwestern to the limit and almost surpassing them at the end of the game. have to make a choice of which one they want to limit. It then opens up looks for the other. “It’s really nice to have multiple threats in one game,” Clarke said. “I’ll be double teamed and the next game she’ll be. It takes the pressure off of me. We balance each other out.” That cohesiveness makes for a dynamic offensive combination. “It’s a lot easier to play with someone you’ve played with for years,” McElfish said. Clarke and McElfish have been a key part of Nodaway Valley’s offense during their high school career.

East Union wins two duals Tuesday EDDYVILLE — East Union’s wrestling team won a pair of duals Tuesday at Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont. The Eagles downed Pleasantville 42-33 and Central Decatur 39-27. East Union

Bedford/Lenox has four firsts, takes team title ROCK PORT, Mo. — Jared Hensley, Drew Venteicher, Sam McMillan and Brenden Christensen each claimed first-place finishes at Saturday’s Rock Port Invitational. Hensley went 3-0 to win at 120 pounds. Venteicher won both matches at 138 for the title. McMillin won five matches to take the title at 160. Christensen also won five matches to take the top spot at 170. Bedford/Lenox added second-place finishes from Dylan Heideman at 126, Nate Briggs at 145 and Cody Sleep at 195.

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Nodaway Valley girls basketball coach on seniors Paige McElfish and Josie Clarke

PUBLIC NOTICE Regular Session January 3, 2017 The Union County Board of Supervisors met in Regular Session on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. The meeting was called to order at 9:00 AM with the following members present: Ron Riley, Dennis Brown, and Lois Monday. Also present from the Creston Community School Government Class: Katie Powers, Kristy Powers, Olivia Hartman and Jordan Phillips. ELECTION OF CHAIR: Motion by Monday and seconded by Riley to appoint Dennis Brown as Chair. All voting aye, motion carried. ELECTION OF VICE CHAIR: Motion by Brown and seconded by Riley to appoint Lois Monday as Vice Chair. All voting aye, motion carried. AGENDA: Motion by Riley and seconded by Brown to approve the Agenda. All voting aye, motion carried. MINUTES: Motion by Riley and seconded by Brown to approve the minutes from December 27, 2016. All voting aye, motion carried. OPEN FORUM: Lenny Thompson spoke in open forum. AUDITOR’S QUARTERLY REPORT: Motion by Riley and seconded by Monday to accept the Auditor’s Quarterly Report for FY16/17. All voting aye, motion carried. CONSTRUCTION EVALUATION RESOLUTION (MASTER MATRIX): Motion by Riley and seconded by Monday to approve Resolution #10 FY16/17. WHEREAS, Iowa Code section 459.304(3) sets out the procedure if a board of supervisors wishes to adopt a “construction evaluation resolution” relating to the construction of a confinement feeding operation structure; and WHEREAS, only counties that have adopted a construction evaluation resolution can submit to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) an adopted recommendation to approve or disapprove a construction permit application regarding a proposed confinement feeding operation structure; and WHEREAS, only counties that have adopted a construction evaluation resolution and submitted an adopted recommendation may contest the DNR’s decision regarding a specific application; and WHEREAS, by adopting a construction evaluation resolution the board of supervisors agrees to evaluate every construction permit application for a proposed confinement feeding operation structure received by the board of supervisors between February 1, 2017 and January 31, 2018 and submit an adopted recommendation regarding that application to the DNR; and WHEREAS, the board of supervisors must conduct an evaluation of every construction permit application using the master matrix created in Iowa Code section 459.305, but the board’s recommendation to the DNR may be based on the final score on the master matrix or may be based on reasons other than the final score on the master matrix; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF UNION COUNTY that the Board of Supervisors hereby adopts this construction evaluation resolution pursuant to Iowa Code section 459.304(3). Roll Call Vote: Monday, aye; Riley, aye; Brown, aye; motion carried. DEFERRED COMPENSATION BOARD RESOLUTION: Motion by Riley and seconded by Monday to approve Resolution #11 FY16/17. BE IT RESOLVED that the Chairman of the Union County Board of Supervisors, and Sandy Hysell, Union County Auditor, or either one of them acting individually, are hereby authorized to establish a deferred compensation program for participating employees and to perform all acts necessary to fulfill the obligations of Union County relative to said program. The participating employee shall be authorized to sell, assign and endorse for transfer certificates representing stocks, bonds or other securities now registered or hereafter registered as a result of participating in the Union County IA 457 Deferred Compensation Plan. I, Dennis Brown, Chairman of the Union County Board of Supervisors, established under the laws of the State of Iowa, hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of a resolution duly adopted by the Board of Supervisors of said County in Iowa, at a meeting duly held the 3rd day of January, 2017, at which a quorum was present and voting, and that the same has not been repealed or amended, and remains in full force and effect. Roll Call Vote: Monday, aye; Riley, aye; Brown, aye; motion carried. DEPOSITORY RESOLUTION: Motion by Monday and seconded by Riley to approve Resolution #12 FY16/17. BE IT RESOLVED that the Union County Board of Supervisors of Union County, Iowa approves the following list of financial institutions to be depositories of the Union County funds in conformance with all applicable provisions of Iowa Code Chapters 452 and 453 (1983) as amended by 1984 Iowa Acts, S.F. 2220. The Recorder, Treasurer, Sheriff, Auditor is hereby authorized to deposit the Union County funds in amounts not to exceed the maximum approved for each respective financial institution as set out below:

Approved on this 3rd day of January, 2017. Roll Call Vote: Monday, aye; Riley, aye; Brown, aye; motion carried. HOLIDAY SCHEDULE: Motion by Riley and seconded by Monday to approve the Union County 2017 Holiday Schedule. President’s Day Mon., Feb. 20, 2017 Good Friday-1/2 day Fri., April 14, 2017 Memorial Day Mon., May 29, 2017 Independence Day Tues., July 04, 2017 Labor Day Mon., Sept. 04, 2017 Veterans Day Fri., Nov. 10, 2017 Thanksgiving Day Thurs., Nov. 23, 2017 Day after Thanksgiving Fri., Nov. 24, 2017 Christmas Day Mon., Dec 25, 2017 Day After Christmas Tues., Dec. 26, 2017 New Year’s Day Mon., Jan 01, 2018 All voting aye, motion carried. OFFICIAL NEWSPAPERS: Motion by Monday and seconded by Riley to appoint the Creston News Advertiser and The Afton Star Enterprise as the 2017 Union County official newspapers. All voting aye, motion carried. REAFFIRM 28E AGREEMENT: Motion by Monday and seconded by Riley to sign the 28E Agreement between Union County and Guthrie County for sanitarian services. All voting aye, motion carried. RECORD RETENTION RESOLUTION: Motion by Riley and seconded by Monday to approve Resolution #13 FY16/17. The following is a list of records which are to be destroyed (after appropriate documents are scanned and checked) by burning in accordance with law and as authorized by the Union County Board of Supervisors on January 3, 2017. County records included are: RECOMMENDED RETENTION RECORDS DESTROYED AFTER Receipts 1 yr After Audit Secondary Roads Receipts 1 yr After Audit Claims 2 yr after Audit Mental Health Copies for Claims 2 yr after Audit Handwritten Claims 2 yr after Audit Payroll time cards and Ledgers 5 yr after Annual reports receipts, expenditures, balances 10 yr General ledger, expenditure & revenue ledgers 10 yr Closed Session Tapes 10 yr Board AGENDA Administrative & legal values ended. Health Insurance Reports Administrative & legal values ended. Returned Homestead & Military disallowances Administrative & legal values ended. Roll Call Vote: Monday, aye; Riley, aye; Brown, aye; motion carried. SUPERVISORS ORGANIZATION RESOLUTION: Motion by Riley and seconded by Monday to approve Resolution #14 FY16/17. Be It Resolved by the Union County Board of Supervisors that their regular meeting days be set for each Monday of the month and claims will be approved the second and fourth Mondays of each month. Special sessions to be held on Wednesday when possible. Business will be conducted pursuant to Robert’s Rules of Order except, Chairman of the Board can make motions or second motions for prompt flow of business. No bills will be allowed unless they carry the approval of the officer empowered to order the same. That the aid of the Poor must be obtained through the County General Relief Designee (MATURA Action Corporation) or Chair of the Board of Supervisors. That all claims must be itemized in full with vendor invoice and signed by office head. Claims must be filed in the Auditor’s office by noon on Thursday preceding the weekly session of the Board, exceptions with the discretion of the Board. Roll Call Vote: Riley, aye; Monday, aye; Brown, aye; motion carried. TREASURER CERTIFICATION OF APPOINTMENTS: Motion by Monday and seconded by Brown to approve Jenny Wheeler as Deputy Treasurer and Stacey Graham as Driver’s License Deputy as recommended by Union County Treasurer, Kelly Busch. All voting aye, motion carried. AUDITOR CERTIFICATION OF APPOINTMENTS: Motion by Riley and seconded by Monday to approve Tandy Steele as Auditor/Elections Deputy, Lindsay Campbell as Real Estate Deputy, and Amber Hamm as Clerk as recommended by Union County Auditor, Sandy Hysell. All voting aye, motion carried. SHERIFF CERTIFICATION OF APPOINTMENTS: Motion by Monday and seconded by Riley to approve Steve Maitlen as Chief Deputy; Dan McNeill as Sgt. Deputy; Chad Woods as Deputy; Brian Burkhalter as Deputy; Cody Luther as Deputy; Tracy Chapman as Civil Clerk; Dorie Shiltz as Chief Jailer; Josh Christensen as Assistant Chief Jailer; Christy Bristow as Jailer; Jacob McGuire as Jailer; Joshua Winebrenner as Jailer; Taner Morey as Part-Time Jailer; and Eric Denton as Part-Time jailer as recommended by Union County Sheriff, Rick Piel. All voting aye, motion carried SECONDARY ROADS REORGANIZATION: Assistant to the Engineer Position: Motion by Riley and seconded by Monday as of January 1, 2017 to eliminate the Assistant to the Engineer position. All voting aye, motion carried. Interim Department Director: Motion by Riley and seconded by Monday to approve Larry Murdock as Temporary Interim Department Director for 60 days or when the new Union County Engineer starts. Murdock will receive a temporary wage increase of $7.50 per hour starting December 28, 2016. All voting aye, motion carried.

Temporary Wage Increase: Motion by Riley and seconded by Monday to give Brenda Mahan a temporary wage increase of $2.50 starting December 28, 2016 for the extra duties she will taking on for 60 days or until the new Union County Engineer starts. All voting aye, motion carried. BUILDING AND GROUNDS STEP WAGE INCREASE: Motion by Riley and seconded by Monday to give Paul Boden a step wage increase of 3.6% starting January 1, 2017. All voting aye, motion carried. ADA BOARD: Motion by Monday and seconded by Riley to approve the ADA Board appointments; Betty Crittenden, Allison Danilovich, Rick Piel, Sandy Hysell, Paul Boden, Larry Murdock, Doug Jones, and Dennis Brown. All voting aye, motion carried. CONDEMNATION COMMISSION: Motion by Riley and seconded by Monday to appoint the following: LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKERS OR SALESMEN: Dennis Carter, Retta Ripperger, Korina Loudon, Bruce Jamie Travis, and Diane Poore. BANK AND/OR LOAN AGENCIES: Thad Sickels (PCSB), Ty Rogers (Iowa State Savings Bank), Randy Ringsdorf (First National), Scott Coen (State Savings), and Kelly Richards (Great Western). OWNERS-OPERATORS OF AGRICULTURE PROPERTY: Richard Ide, Eddie Ehm, Ann Moore, and Leslie Wurster. OWNERS OF CITY PROPERTY: Franklin Eighme, Katie Turner, Gail Peterson, Kent Forbes, Mary Seales, and Morris Conklin. All voting aye, motion carried. MEDICAL EXAMINERS: Motion by Monday and seconded by Riley to appoint Dr. John C. Hoyt, Dr. Daniel E. Walker, and Dr. Lonnie Miller as Medical Examiners for 2017. All voting aye, motion carried. BOARD APPOINTMENTS: Motion by Monday and seconded by Brown to approve the following Board Appointments: 5th Judicial Comm. Board, Des Moines: Airport Redistricting Commission: Connections: Area Agency on Aging Atura: Transportation Case Management Advisory Board: County Board of Health: Southern Hills Mental Health Crossroads Mental Health: Decatorization Board: Emergency Management Commission: E911 Service Board: Health Insurance Committee: Heartland Management Alliance: Iowa Watershed Board: LEC Board: Matura Action: Prairie Solid Waste Agency Board: RC&D Committee: REAP Regional E911 Board: RWIB: SICOG Project Board: Southern Iowa Trolley Union County Economic Development Commission: Union County Public Funding: Zoning Board of Adjustments- Afton: Union County Health Care Coalition Courthouse Security All voting aye, motion carried.

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SECONDARY ROADS: Larry Murdock, Secondary Roads Interim Department Director, presented and discussed the weekly maintenance activity report. SICOG: Draw Down #46: Motion by Monday and seconded by Riley to approve Draw Down #46 for $71,541.00 on the Federal Housing Pass Through Grant #08-DRH-216 for the Ottumwa project as presented by Tim Ostroski, SICOG. All voting aye, motion carried. CLOSED SESSION: On January 3, 2017, Larry Latham appeared at approximately 11:00. After brief discussion of the application of Iowa Code Section 21.5, the matter would not be appropriate for a closed session. Latham expressed questions regarding the calculation of his wages. Issues associated with that will be addressed by the County Auditor’s Office. Latham also requested that the Board of Supervisors consider some type of “Severance Pay”. The Board indicated that his oral request would be treated as a claim and would be reviewed and considered at the next meeting. ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 12:45 PM. ATTEST: SANDY HYSELL, AUDITOR BY: DENNIS BROWN, CHAIRMAN BOARD OF SUPERVISORS


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standings with in-state rival Northern Iowa at 4-0. The Bulldogs and Panthers meet for the first time this season on Jan. 27 in Cedar Falls. Drake’s focus is strictly at the short term tasks coming up. “We’re continuing to get better every day,” Baranczyk said. “That’s what this team is trying to focus on.”

Bulldogs and their backers. “It’s an advantage for our fans and parents,” Baranczyk said. “We have a big parent following, big family following. They’re able to come up for the whole weekend or if we go on a road trip, they get two games in one trip.” The Bulldogs are in Illinois this weekend. Drake’s at Bradley Friday, then plays Contact the writer: just down the road at Illinois Twitter: @ryankState on Sunday. ronberg Drake heads into this Email: rkronberg@ weekend tied atop the Miscrestonnews.com souri Valley Conference

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Record Pts Prv 1.(T) Western Christian, Hull (5) 7-1 111 1 1.(T) Pella Christian (6) 7-1 111 2 3.(T) Hinton (2) 10-0 76 3 3.(T) Kuemper Catholic 8-1 76 6 5. Cascade 9-0 73 7 6. South Hamilton, Jewell 9-0 64 9 7. Van Meter 9-0 39 NR 8. Osage 9-0 38 10 9. Camanche 10-1 35 NR 10. Sheldon 10-1 34 NR Others receiving votes: Des Moines Christian 19. Garner-Hayfield/ Ventura 10. Northeast, Goose Lake 8. West Lyon, Inwood 8. Southeast Valley-Gowrie 4. Rock Valley 4. Jesup 2. A-H-S-T, Avoca 2. Sioux Center 1. Class 1A Record Pts Prv 1. North Linn, Troy Mills (4) 10-0 121 2 2. Gladbrook-Reinbeck (8) 7-0 120 1 3. New London 9-0 79 4 4. Montezuma 9-1 65 7 5. Remsen St. Mary’s (1) 8-0 63 5 6. Ar-We-Va, Westside 10-0 62 6 7. Grand View Christian 9-1 61 NR 8. Lynnville-Sully 9-1 43 9 9. Murray 9-0 34 NR 10. Boyden-Hull 5-4 20 8 Others receiving votes: Don Bosco, Gilbertville 17. West Fork, Sheffield 8. St. Albert, Council Bluffs 7. Prince of Peace Prep, Clinton 6. St. Mary’s, Storm Lake 5. George-Little Rock 2. AGWSR, Ackley 1. Siouxland Community Christian 1.

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AT RIGHT — Drake sophomore Becca Jonas fires a shot from close range during S u n d a y ’ s game against S o u t h e r n Illinois at the Knapp Center. Jonas scored 13 points as Drake moved to 11-4 overall and 4-0 in the Missouri Valley Conference with a 75-59 win. Drake is at Bradley Friday and Illinois State Sunday.

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Miscellaneous INVESTING? PROMISES OF big profits often mean big risk! Before you send money call Iowa Securities Bureau 1-800-351-4665 or the Federal Trade Commission at 877-FTC-HELP for free information. Or visit their Web site at www.ftc.gov/bizop. TO OUR READERS Creston Publishing Company does not knowingly accept advertising which is in violation of the law. We do not knowingly accept advertising that is fraudulent or has malicious intent. While we attempt to screen advertising with potential of fraud, it is impossible to screen all potential problems. We strongly encourage readers to exercise caution and common sense, particularly when dealing with unfamiliar companies.

For Rent 1 BEDROOM APARTMENT, $400/month, plus deposit, no pets, NO SMOKING, references required, 641344-3201.

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When You PlaceYour Ad in the Classifieds!

641-782-2141 ext. 6441

EFFICIENCY APARTMENTS. Spacious downtown Creston oneroom apartment furnished with refrigerator, microwave, private bath. $440/monthly includes all utilities, +deposit, srherriott@gmail.com, 641-208-0511.

Creston Automotive has an immediate opening for an

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN The right candidate would be customer-minded and be a self-starter. Hours are Monday-Friday 8am-5pm and every other Saturday 8am to Noon. Ideal candidate must have a valid driver’s license, tools, and would have electrical systems background, but we are willing to train the right candidate. If not already Ford/Lincoln Certified, must be willing to obtain and maintain Ford/Lincoln Certification. Creston Automotive offers competitive wages and benefits are available. If you, or someone you know, is qualified for this opportunity, please stop by Creston Automotive, 410 W Adams St in Creston to pick up an application.

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The Top Ten teams in the Associated Press Iowa high school basketball poll with first-place votes in parentheses and won-loss record, total points and position last week at right: Class 4A Record Pts Prv 1. Iowa City West (7) 7-1 117 1 2. Cedar Rapids Kennedy (3) 7-1 108 2 3. Sioux City East (1) 8-0 102 3 4. Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln (2) 7-0 86 4 5. Dubuque, Senior 7-1 74 6 6. Cedar Falls 7-2 54 NR 7. Waukee 7-2 50 10T 8. West Des Moines Valley 7-3 39 10T 9. Bettendorf 6-2 31 NR 10. Lewis Central 8-1 23 8 Others receiving votes: Dowling Catholic, West Des Moines 10. North Scott, Eldridge 7. Des Moines, Hoover 3. Ames 2. Prairie, Cedar Rapids 2. Cedar Rapids, Jefferson 2. Fort Dodge 2. Mason City 2. Johnston 1. Class 3A Record Pts Prv 1. Waverly-Shell Rock (12) 9-0 128 1 2. Dallas Center-Grimes (1) 9-0 106 4 3. Pella 7-1 99 2 4. West Delaware, Manchester 9-0 97 3 5. Spirit Lake 8-1 61 6 6. Mount Pleasant 8-1 54 NR 7. Mount Vernon 7-2 43 10 8. Charles City 8-1 38 8 9. Davenport Assumption 6-3 35 NR 10. Cedar Rapids Xavier 2-6 11 9 Others receiving votes: Forest City 10. Solon 10. Sergeant BluffLuton 10. Oskaloosa 6. Bishop Heelan Catholic, Sioux City 3. Le Mars 2. Atlantic 1. Knoxville 1.

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RESTON UTOMOTIVE 410 W. Adams • Creston, IA 50801

Crest Haven CARE CENTER is currently filling positions for full time

RN/LPN

for the 10pm to 6am shift, working every other weekend. CNA parttime positions with every other weekend. If you are a caring and dedicated person who likes to work with our elderly please apply or call and ask to speak with Jane Mack, RN DON.

641.782.2141 ext. 6441

classified@ crestonnews.com Also looking for a pm cook in our food service department. Offering flexible hours! To apply, please stop out!

Crest Haven Care Center 1000 East Howard Street CRESTON.

Crest Haven is an EOE


CLS2 Seasonal Greenhouse Help Wanted

For Rent FOR SALE

2 BEDROOM HOME, rent plus deposit; (2) 1 bedroom apartments, all utilities included; (1) efficiency apartment, all utilities included, 641782-7897, 641-7820602. ONE BEDROOM APARTMENTS available at Greenfield Senior Citizen Housing Corporation. Applicant or co-applicant must be 62 years of age or older, disabled regardless of age. Income limits apply. Rent based on income/assets/medical expenses. Contact Kimberlee 641743-6681, TTY Relay Iowa at 1-800-7352942, TTY users dial 711 or stop by the office at 308 SE Noble St #15 Greenfield, lA. Equal Housing Opportunity. This institution is an equal opportunity provider

Hilltop Gardens Call 641-768-2276 Please leave message

2-3 bedroom house, main floor laundry, main floor bathroom with walk-in shower, full basement with bathroom, attached garage, clean, ready to move into, nice location in Creston.

Asking $95,000

and Southwest Iowa Advertiser Classified

641-344-9675

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

Mon., Jan. 16- 10:00AM Grand Junction, IA. Tractors, Combine, Pulling Tractor, Tillage & Planting Equip., Harvest Equip., Trucks, Pickups, Trailers, Hay Equip,. for Nick Webb. Auctioneers: Tom Frey, Steve Bergren, Brandon Frey, Darwin West. Friday, Jan. 27- 10:00AM Creston, IA. 156 AC M/L, Union Twn., Adams Co. IA for Marlene Preston, Nancy Lynne McKay, Alice Kay Tucker. Auctioneers: Darwin West, Steve Bergren, Tom Frey, Brandon Frey. Sat., Jan. 28- 10:00AM Grand Junction, IA. Collectible Tractors, Forklift, Pickup, Camper, Lawn Mowers, ATVs, Snowmobiles, Collectibles, Antique Equip., Household for Joan Webb. Auctioneers: Tom Frey, Steve Bergren, Brandon Frey, Darwin West.

$50 or Less 2 BLACK CD STORAGE towers, $10.00 each; Back to the Future trilogy, $10.00; cat hammock bed, $10.00, 641782-6144. 55 GALLON METAL drums, tops cut out for burn barrels, $12.50 and up, 782-9631

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

HELP WANTED Patient Care Manager – Surgery

NOTICE

Registered Nurse Acute Care – Emergency Room

Monday, January 16

is Now Hiring for Many Positions at our egg laying facility. Our company is quickly growing and is looking to immediately hire for additional positions available in ClearďŹ eld.

Iowa Cagefree, LLP offers many beneďŹ ts to all employees, such as Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short Term Disability, Flex Plan, plus other beneďŹ t options. All BeneďŹ ts are Available after 30 days of Employment!!

Full Time

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WANTED: Union County & Creston Maps, Directories, Phone Books, 641-782-4582.

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Mitzi Hymbaugh, H. R. Ringgold County Hospital 504 North Cleveland Mount Ayr, IA 50854

Iowa State Savings Bank Creston • Lenox Corning • Diagonal

Or Online at: www.rchmtayr.org 641-464-3226

Member FDIC

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Come Join Our Healthcare Team!

$$$ SIGN ON BONUS $$$

Full-Time LPN or RN

ExtraCare Services a division of HCI Care Services and VNS of Iowa is looking to hire Home Health Aides in the Creston area.

Competitive Hourly Wage With BeneďŹ ts

2:00 – 10:00 p.m.

PRN

Every other weekend off

(as needed, exible schedule)

DAC Inc. (formerly Midwest Opportunities Inc.) has an exciting career opportunity at our Creston location!

CNA

certiďŹ cation preferred Interested candidates can submit resumes to hrinfo@hci-vns.org or visit our career site at www.hciextracareservices.org

Requirements: Current LPN or RN license and positive employment history. New graduates encouraged to apply.

For more information contact:

DAC Inc.

2246 Loomis Avenue Corning, IA 50841 712-581-0301 x 2008 katie.zimmerman@midwestopportunities.org

Award-winning and independent family owned daily newspaper group in western and central Iowa is looking for a self-motivated advertising consultant and representative.

Production/layer houses and processing/ packaging departments for 1st shift. Must be able to work in a fast paced team environment. For employment consideration please contact the ofďŹ ce at (641) 336-2292 or visit our facility in the ClearďŹ eld location for more information on our job openings!

Iowa Cagefree, LLP – ClearďŹ eld 1641 Yellowstone Avenue ClearďŹ eld, Iowa 50840 (641) 336-2292 EOE

in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

If interested, please apply to:

ADVERTISING CONSULTANT

Production Dept. – Layer Houses Housewalkers: $12 per hour Production Dept. Supervisor Maintenance Techs - Layer Houses: Starting at $14 per hour Processing Dept. - Egg Packaging: $12 per hour

Wanted

WILL BE CLOSED

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

Iowa Cagefree, LLP

WRITING DESK, dark wood, good shape, $35.00; wood TV stand, 24x48, $50.00; (4) single bed frames with $20.00 headboards, each, 641-782-8041.

the following banks

Full Time

We offer: Casual dress code (scrubs optional!) and work environment, generous paid time off and other beneďŹ ts with lots of options including medical, dental and life insurance, 401K match, exible spending and much more.

FOR SALE: 1 PAIR True Form Compression Stockings (below knee, closed toe) Size: Small, Color: Beige. Bought at Hamners, $23.50 asking $10.00. Call Penni at 641-782-2563. PAIR OF INSULATED COVERALLS, 48-50 short, like new, worn once, $30.00 or best offer, call anytime or leave 641-782message, 8810. SMALL SQUARE BALES of grass hay, $4.00 a bale; bright, clean heavy bales of straw, $6.00 each, 641-337-5391.

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Creston News Advertiser | Thursday, January 12, 2017

Large Late Model CIH & Other

Farm Equipment Retirement Auction

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AUCTIONEERS NOTE: This auction is one of the cleanest well maintained lines of equipment you will see this winter! Tractors, Combine & Pulling Tractor; Tillage & Planting Equipment; Harvest Equipment; Trucks, Pickups & Trailers, Snowblower & Kubota ATV; Tractor Parts & Misc.; Hay Equipment & Westendorf loader attachments; Older Equipment & Bean Buggies; Misc.

Nick Webb - 515-230-2902

Auction conducted by: West & Frey Auctioneers, Creston, IA & Creston Livestock Auction Services Tom Frey 641-344-5082; Darwin West 641-344-1958; Steve Bergren 712-789-0847; Brandon Frey 641-782-0633 Sale Clerks June West, Leisa Frey Ringman Vern Blazek, Casey Frey Lunch on grounds and a portable restroom available. Terms: Cash or good check with photo ID if unknown by the auction team. Bank letter of credit required for larger items Go to www.crestonlivestock.com or www.bergrenrealestateandauction.com for complete sale info.

Plumber

Siding & Windows

SCHROEDER PLUMBING and ELECTRICAL. Central air repair/ new installations, new breaker boxes, lighting fixtures, softeners, water heaters. Specialize in manufactured and mobile homes. Free estimates, licensed, insured, 641-202-1048. Accept Visa & Mastercard.

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

WESTMAN WINDOWS. Replacement windows tilt for easy cleaning and rebates bays, bows, sliders, etc. Any custom size and shape, 30+ Storage years in Creston. I sell, service and install, for no-pressure estimate call SHARP’S SELF-STORAGE Boats, Charlie Westman 641-782-4590 or records, inventory, furniture. 641-344-5523. You store it, lock it, take the key. Industrial Park, Creston, BOWMAN SIDING & WINDOWS. 641-782-6227. 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 continuous reliable service in Southwest Iowa, free estimates, 641-3225160 or 1-800-245-0337.

with Soup & Salad Bar

Serving 5-9pm

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Located from Beaver, IA on Hwy 30 east of Grand Junction, go 3 miles north on B Ave to 190th St then west 1 1/2 miles

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In case of inclement weather the sale will be held Monday, Jan. 23

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Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 • 10:00 a.m.

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SOW FARM TECHNICIAN This full-time position is responsible for the daily care of all animals at the worksite. Each technician is a vital member of a team of 10-12 people all dedicated to providing excellent animal care.

This entry level opportunity provides hands-on experience in many of the following areas: animal movements, breeding and gestation, farrowing, piglet care, recordkeeping and farm maintenance. The ideal candidate will have a desire to work with pigs, a willingness to learn, a high level of dependability and a solid work history.

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Iowa Select Farms is an equal opportunity employer.


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Creston News Advertiser | Thursday, January 12, 2017

Combative Trump concedes Russia’s role in election hacking

CNA photo by SCOTT VICKER

Blood samples: Phlebotomist Lauren Slyter draws blood from Chuck Taylor of Creston Wednesday afternoon during a blood drive at Orient-Macksburg High School in Orient.

CNA photo by BAILEY POOLMAN

Presentation: From left, Casey’s District Manager Rhonda Tharp, veteran Denny Abel,

Joyce Franklin, Casey’s employee Laurie Claytor, Casey’s Area Supervisor Nancy Nourse, Union County Veteran’s Affairs Director Tom Hawks and Casey’s Area Supervisor Sherry Decker pose for a photo after Claytor was presented with a quilt of valor from Franklin, who represented the Quilts of Valor Foundation. The quilt was made by Tony Jacobson.

NEW YORK (AP) — In a combative and freewheeling news conference, President-elect Donald Trump said for the first time Wednesday that he accepts Russia was behind the election year hacking of Democrats that roiled the White House race. Looking ahead, he urged Congress to move quickly to replace President Barack Obama’s signature health care law and insisted anew that Mexico will pay the cost of a border wall. The hour-long spectacle in the marbled lobby of Trump’s Manhattan skyscraper was his first news conference since winning the election in early November, and the famously unconventional politician demonstrated he had not been changed by the weight of his victory. He defiantly denied reports that Russia had collected compromising personal and financial information about him, lambasting the media for peddling “fake news” and shouting down a journalist from CNN, which reported on the matter. His family and advisers clapped and cheered him on throughout. Trump’s transition has been shadowed by U.S. intelligence assessments that Russia not only meddled in the election, but did so to help him defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton. After spending weeks challenging that idea, Trump finally accepted at least part of the intelligence conclusions. “As far as hacking, I think it was Russia,” Trump said, quickly adding that “other countries and other people” also hack U.S. interests. Still, he kept needling the intelligence agencies, saying it would be a “tremendous blot” on their record if officials were

leaking information from his classified briefings. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said in a statement later that he had spoken with Trump Wednesday evening and told him he does not believe any leaks came from the intelligence community. One U.S. official told The Associated Press Tuesday night that intelligence people had informed Trump last week

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Little Debbie snacks

Swiss Rolls, Nutty Bars, Cosmic Brownies, Oatmeal Creme Pies or Honey Buns 10.6 to 16.2 oz. (limit 2 total)

about an unsubstantiated report that Russia had compromising personal and financial information about him. Some media outlets reported on the document, which contains unproven information alleging close coordination between Trump’s inner circle and Russians, as well as unverified claims about unusual sexual activities by Trump. The AP has not authenticated any of the claims.

Friday, January 13, 2017

.13ea. Donut holes

bakery fresh sold in packages of 18 ct. 2.34 24 ct. 3.12 50 ct. 6.50

1.77

3.99lb.

chicken or beef 12 pack

select varieties

Maruchan ramen

Hy-Vee quality deli sliced ham

1.13

.69

4% or 1% milkfat 24 oz. (limit 2 total)

select varieties 4.85 to 11.88 oz. (limit 5 total)

That’s Smart! cottage cheese

Banquet meal, meat pie or fruit pie

1.88 Fresh strawberries 16 oz. pkg.

1.48

4.99

20 oz.

select varieties cans 12 fl. oz. (limit 1 total; deposit where required)

Sara Lee honey wheat bread

0

3,500

0

2000

OR

OR

1.99 Tostitos

select varieties 9 to 14 oz.

0

Pepsi 24 pack

Barbecued pulled pork sandwich Find this recipe at hy-vee.com

.99lb.

Boneless pork shoulder roast Hormel Always Tender

1500 Creston Automotive www.crestonautomotive.com

3/5.00 3.99 Post cereal

select varieties 10.5 to 14.75 oz.

Charmin Essentials bath tissue Strong or Soft 12 giant rolls (limit 1 total)

Ad prices effective January 13, 2017 We reserve the right to limit quantities. Limitations apply. Please see store for details.

Ad prices effective January 13, 2017


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