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​School board rejects bus barn bids Arispe mayor By BAILEY POOLMAN

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Rejection hurts. Creston School Board rejected all bids at a special meeting Wednesday for both site work and building construction of a bus barn. “Obviously, we’re doing our best to turn these around as best we can,” said Steve McDermott, Creston super-

intendent. “We’re going to be trying to get this thing moving.” The bus barn and its location has been voted on several times since it was destroyed by a tornado in April 2012.

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“I know we’ve got to get the dirt work done before anything else,” said McDermott. Bids for site work came in from KM King of Burlington

at $308,486 and Edge Commercial of Grimes at $305,233. “Of these two bids, one was incomplete as McDermott it came in, in format, so it has to be rejected automatically,” McDermott said. “The other is well beyond our budgeted

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projection. We nearly had a third bid that was much more reasonable, but timing was a concern, so they did not go ahead and submit a bid.” Creston School Board voted unanimously to reject the dirt work bids because the original expected cost was set at approximately

ARISPE — The mayor of Arispe was charged Tuesday with two serious misdemeanors — including fourth-degree theft and misconduct of office. According court documents, Michael Fry — elected mayor of Arispe in 2011 — allegedly compromised a credit card from Southern Prairie Solid Waste located five miles east of Creston. Fry, 41, allegedly used the credit card to purchase gaso- Fry line for his personal vehicle four times in September and twice in October. The total improper charges to the agency account is estimated at $330. Fry — chairman of the Southern Prairie Waste Agency Board — was not authorized to use the agency credit card to make purchases of gasoline for his personal vehicle. A warrant for his arrest was issued earlier this week. Fry turned himself in at Clarke County. He was later released on bond. Fry’s term as mayor of Arispe expires in 2015.

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QUICK NEWS Early muzzleloader season starts Saturday

Deer hunting in Iowa is gaining momentum with the opening day of the early muzzleloader season Saturday. Bow hunters are still in action. Their first season started Oct. 1 and runs through Dec. 6. A muzzleloader is loaded from the front, first by clearing the barrel of oil and other substances. Then a measured powder charge and a projectile are loaded. Because the reload process is slow, hunters usually only get one shot at their target. Shooting hours for all deer seasons are a-half hour before the sun comes up and a-half hour after sunset. Hunters also need to report their harvest to or by calling the number on the deer tag.

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teer firefighters, from left, Jordan Nelson and Dean Schulte hose down a fire during a demonstration Wednesday after Creston Fire Department’s annual pancake supper. The demonstration was a result of a grant the fire department received to work with Southwestern Community College carpentry students to build two rooms, one with a residential sprinkler system, and one without. This fire was in the room without the sprinkler system. Right, Caprial Norton, 11, of Creston holds her plate for a turtle pancake Wednesday during Creston Fire Department’s annual pancake supper. More than 400 people signed in to the two-hour event, which had free pancakes, sausage, drinks and fire prevention information available to the public.

Government shutdown update

WASHINGTON (MCT) — The political standoff that has gummed up the government for nine days showed no sign of ending Wednesday as Democratic leaders dug deeper into their position that they would not negotiate with Republican leaders in the House until the government is reopened. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., met with Speaker John A. Boehner Boehner, R-Ohio, but the 40-minute confab in Boehner’s office showed no signs of untangling the logjam. Pelosi, in a statement, said Democrats had agreed to lower the budget figure to $986 billion, the Republicans’ baseline spending level, and begin Pelosi a conference to delve into exactly where government spending would be cut. She said she had 200 House Democrats who would accept the cuts. But in exchange, Democrats want the Republicans to drop efforts to derail the Affordable Care Act.


Healthiest State Walk Debbie Glick, left, and Cindy McDermott — both of Creston — lead the pack Wednesday afternoon during a healthiest state walk at Greater Regional Medical Center. The annual healthiest state walk is part of Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad’s initiative to become the healthiest state by 2016. Since beginning this initiative in 2011, Iowa has jumped from the 16th healthiest state in the nation to the ninth. GRMC’s walk was one of three healthiest state walks organized in Creston. The other two started at Fareway and Southern Prairie YMCA. CNA photo by KYLE WILSON

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of Creston died Oct. 9, 2013, at Greater Regional Hospice $230,000. Home. Creston School District Services are pending at published a public notice for Creston Powers Funeral Home, juncsite work in the Creston News G.R. “Bob” Hopkins, 93, tion of highways 34 and 25. Advertiser Friday, and the deadline for submitting bids 2013, at Greater Regional is Oct. 22. Bonnie Green 9,Hospice Building construction Home. The first round of bids reOrient Services are pending at Bonnie Green, 80, of the Powers Funeral Home, junc- ceived for construction of the pre-engineered metal buildZion/Orient area died Oct. tion of highways 34 and 25.

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counterfeiters to replicate. Those measures include a blue, 3-D security ribbon, as well as color-shifting ink that changes from copper to green when the note is

tilted. The current design for the $100, in circulation since 1996, as well as all previous designs, will still be legal tender.

Nearly 200 cases of deadly pig virus in Iowa AMES (MCT) — A virus that can cause high death rates in young pigs has spread to include nearly 200 confirmed cases in Iowa since it was first detected in the United States earlier this year. The latest numbers show more than 680 cases of the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus, or PEDV, have been reported in 17 states over the past six months. Iowa, the nation’s leading pork-producing state, has reported the most so far at 191, while Oklahoma is close behind with 161 confirmed cases of the virus. The summary was provided by the American Association of Swine Veterinarians and based on reports compiled by the veterinary diagnostic lab at the University of Minnesota, which is working with Iowa State University, Kansas State University and South Dakota State University to collect the data.

PEDV was first diagnosed in Great Britain more than 40 years ago, and there have since been sporadic outbreaks in Europe, with it becoming an endemic pig disease in Asia since the early 1980s. But just how the virus got to the United States, where it has devastated some of Iowa’s smaller pork producers, is unknown. “For some of these farmers, it’s a death blow,” said Rodney Baker, a veterinarian at Iowa State University who heads the Iowa Pork Industry Center. Baker recalled a discussion he had with a Williamsburg farmer who was worried the outbreak would be the final straw for his operation, even though PEDV hadn’t yet been detected in his pigs. “He just said if I get this, I’m done,” Baker said. Iowa pork producers and veterinarians have worked hard to get a handle on the PEDV outbreak, and farm-

ers have responded well to the information circulated about how to deal with the virus, Baker said. But the approaching winter is troubling, as this type of virus tends to thrive in cold, wet environments. “That’s our big concern, we’ve got the message out, but what’s going’s to happen this winter and will it affect our markets next year,” Baker said. “Most of us think it will.” Nationwide, the total number of pigs lost has been estimated anywhere from 1.2 million to 2 million, he said, but that’s based on computergenerated models and speculation, leaving the exact mortality rate unclear. PEDV poses no known public health threat and affects only pigs. —————— ©2013 the Ames Tribune, Iowa Distributed by MCT Information Services

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One example of something the board decided to do differently was add block walls to the bus barn. That would add approximately $50,000 to the total projection, bumping it up to $330,000. “We seemed to have two problems. One of them was a lack of bidders,” Stroud said. “We really only have one competitive bid. The Cleary bid did not meet specifica-

tions at all.” Creston School Board voted unanimously to reject the construction bids, citing increased cost and a dislike of a submitted building plan as reasons of the rejection. Creston School District will publish a public notice for building construction in the Creston News Advertiser Tuesday, and the deadline for submitting bids is Oct. 28.

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QUICK NEWS: “We were disappointed the speaker did not take ‘yes’ for an answer,” Pelosi said. The No. 2 ranking House members from both parties, Eric Cantor, R-Va., and Steny H. Hoyer, D-Md., also were at the meeting. The two sides couldn’t even agree on who called the meeting. Pelosi said Boehner asked her to meet. Boehner’s office said Democrats called the huddle. New $100 bills In the midst of a government shutdown, the new $100 bill — with an array of high-tech features designed to stop counterfeiters — debuted nationwide Tuesday. CNN reports the new bill has several features designed to make it easier for the public to authenticate, but more difficult for

ing were from Breiholz Construction of Des Moines at $442,473 and Cleary Building Company of Verona, Wis., at $480,000. “The original building package projection was $280,000,” said Roy Stroud, Creston business manager. “But, we also have included in these several things that we were going to handle differently before.”

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WASHINGTON (MCT) — Janet Yellen received ringing endorsement from Sen. Tom Harkin Wednesday, but Sen. Chuck Grassley took a waitand-see position on President Barack Obama’s nominee to Harkin chair the Federal Reserve. “Yellen has the experience, foresight and temperament that our country needs in a Federal Reserve chair,” said Harkin, a Democrat. Grassley didn’t question the qualifications of the Fed’s vice chairwoman, but said his decision on how to vote on her confirmation will depend on how she approaches the job. “She’s eminently qualified. I don’t have any doubt about that,” Grassley told Iowa reporters. “But then most of the people in those positions are eminently qualified.” When assessing nominees, he said, the question is, “What are they going to do? What’s their belief? What’s their philosophy of the role of the Federal Reserve in fighting inflation?” In his assessment, Yellen, 67, who has been on the Fed’s

Board of Governors since 1994, measures up, Harkin said. “She has long recognized that Grassley the Fed’s mandate is not just to produce stable prices, but also to promote full employment,” he said in a statement. “She saw problems in the housing market before the financial crisis hit.” “She understands how to marshal the Federal Reserve Board. In nearly every regard, she has the capacity to boldly address the issues critical to our economic recovery.” Moreover, he added, “It is long past time for a woman to enter the ranks of the nation’s highest economic policy makers.” Yellen, who if confirmed would replace Ben Bernanke, would be the first women to lead the Federal Reserve Board. She has served a sixyear stint as president of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, responsible for a region of nine states west of the Rockies. Grassley doesn’t expect Republicans to hold up Yellen’s nomination, which goes to

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Mount Ayr School Board, 6 p.m. Monday, boardroom. Agenda includes: election of board officers for 2013-14, president and vice president; appointment of board committee members to round table, district study, county conference board and Ringgold County Child Care Board; administrative reports; educational services agreement with SWCC; permission to attend the FFA National Convention; request for modified allowable growth for special ed deficit; football sharing with Diagonal; early graduation requests; district study committee members; 2014 Iowa Drug and Alcohol testing program fee; 2013-14 line item budget; superintendent’s report: greenhouse project, teacher compensation grant, board member orientation and site visit.

Great-grandparents are Howard and Ruth Kralik of Creston and Barb Zellweger of Orient. —————— Nathan and Wendy Creveling of Ellston are parents of a daughter born Oct. 3, 2013. Coy Lee Creveling weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and was 19 inches long. Grandparents are Nick and Erin Doolittle of Mount Ayr, Kevin and Deb Creveling of Ellston and Tammy and Lonnie Novy of Creston. Great-grandparents are Gary and Kay Doolittle of Mount Ayr, Merlin and Geri Humpal of Seaside, Ore., and Gene and Linda Bullock and Donella Creveling, all of Ellston. Great-great-grandparent is Ruth Story of Paducah, Ky. —————— Chad and Jerica Bolinger of Tingley are parents of a


Greater Regional Medical Center Quinton and Jamie Zellweger of rural Creston are parents of a son born Oct. 2, 2013. Wylee Howard Zellweger weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Steve and Tricia Kralik of rural Creston and Jay and Faith Zellweger of rural Prescott.




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OPINION Harvest is in full swing

The farmers are hitting the fields pretty hard and heavy. Both corn and soybeans are starting to flow into the elevators. The number of tractors and trucks on the road is pretty great. The warm, breezy and dry weather should make the harvest go pretty fast. We’re lucky we didn’t get any of that snow that dumped 23 inches on Rapid City, S.D., last weekend. That wouldn’t have been good. I’m sure the farmers are hoping the prices sneak up a little bit over the next month or two. I wouldn’t be surprised if some folks are done harvesting by the first of November. Dark It sure is dark in the mornings right now. Daylight saving time will end Nov. 3. That is when you can turn your clock back an hour.

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We could use a little more light in the morning. Geese I’ve talked to a few goose hunters, and they seem to be having a good start to the season. The birds seem plentiful this year. The duck season is just about to start and there seems to be a lot of those birds hanging around, too. I just wish we could get the pheasant population back up around the area. I miss seeing all the blaze orange out in the fields. Gas I went to the Husker game last

weekend and gas at the Council Bluffs exit was $2.99 a gallon for unleaded. I hope that trend gets to Creston and surrounding area pretty soon. We could use some good news. YMCA The annual YMCA fundraiser is Saturday night with a wine tasting and auction to help the cause. The YMCA looks to be a busy place this fall. It’s good to see people getting out and taking advantage of the facility. Even the swimming pool is getting more and more people taking advantage of it. Come out Saturday night and take advantage of the auction. They have a lot of nice things you may want! Government The current mess going on in Washington sure is not impressing

anyone as to the abilities of our elected officials. It’s time to clean house and get rid of all of them. The thing I can’t figure out is that the government is shut down, but they voted to pay everybody! How much sense does that make. So all the government employees get a paid vacation and don’t have to go to work? Somebody figure that one out. If they are going to get paid...they just as well be working. As usual they take care of their own and to heck with the rest of us. If that wasn’t bad enough, next week our country runs out of money (only technically) and the debt ceiling needs to be raised. That little drama is starting to build up momentum and could make for a bigger mess. “As usu-

al” they will come up with some 11th-hour deal and kick the can a little farther down the road. Not solving the problem, but just delaying it for another day. At the current rate, our kids and grandkids will have so much debt to try and pay off, they will never get to retire. The worst thing about it, though, I don’t think most of the people in Washington, D.C., even care about the next generation. As one of my Democratic friends told me...”they’ll figure it out.” Referring to the next generation. “May the force be with them!” Thought for the week: “Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.” — Mark Twain.

Letter to the editor

Toilet papering in the community From Kevin and Carol King Creston

You (Creston News Advertiser) recently ran a photo in the newspaper of a house that had been toilet papered in “celebration” of homecoming in the newspaper. That house belongs to us! Every year we have to deal with the issues of homecoming, and we are totally worn out with it. You just glorified what these students did. When in school, we are trying to teach our students to “respect others” as one of our pillars of character. We understand that homecoming has many traditions and toilet papering has been a part of that, however, we would encourage parents and community members to help students understand that toilet papering should be done to those who want to take part in it and to respect those who do not. Our house has nothing to do with homecoming! You want to call it a “celebration,” but what about the vandalism that occurs with it when your house gets “hit?” You don’t mention that, or the fact it is trespassing. In the past years, we have been put in the position of staying up all night while sitting outside. Kids are out all hours of the night, even as late as 4 and 5 a.m. Unfortunately, the issue has gone well beyond the toilet paper. In the past years, we have had pictures of male genitalia drawn on

our windows (more than once), our house egged after fresh paint, and yard ornaments broken/destroyed along with all the toilet paper. HOW IS THIS CELEBRATING? THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH A FOOTBALL GAME! This is NOT a “celebration.” We take pride in our home and work in our yard with plants and flowers. As we continue to clean up our yard this week and once again gather up the broken decorations from the flowerbeds and the yard, we are totally confused why this continues to happen. We didn’t ask for this. We clearly put the message out there that we would like to be left alone! These actions were disrespectful to our property, our personal boundaries and to us. You want to call this a “celebration,” however, if it was your house this happened to every year, and if you had experienced some of the vandalism we have had, you would have a different opinion. The Creston News Advertiser just sensationalized this act, and we couldn’t be more disappointed and upset. Think first ... to put that picture in the paper without researching the issue and without gaining permission was negligent and careless.

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NFL owners agreed to listen to Indian chiefs HOLLYWOOD — God bless America, and how’s everybody? NFL owners agreed to listen to Indian chiefs discuss their desire to change the name of the Washington Redskins. The chiefs say the name connotes barbarity and laziness, tribal infighting and eventual extinction. They want to change it to the Maryland Redskins. President Obama ripped Republicans in a press conference Tuesday that went on for seventy minutes. It cost Fox News a million dollars in lost ad revenue. President Obama was jubilant that for the second time in a week he’d raided two terrorist groups in one day. President Obama called Congress hostage takers and house burners on Tuesday. He agreed to negotiate with the GOP, but only if he gets what he wants first. No one will say how out out-of-control we look to the world right now, but Syria just offered to mediate. The White House and the GOP House leadership gave hints that immigration reform could be taken up and passed this fall. They can’t get it done soon enough. It’s a known fact that illegal immigrants do the jobs Americans refuse to do, like run the U.S. government. NBC News cited a poll Monday which said nine percent of Americans would consider giving up their U.S. citizenship due to all the fighting in Washington. It’s bad. Last

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week seventy-five percent of the people caught at the Mexican border were returned to America. The National Mall was opened by the U.S. government Tuesday for a Hispanic rally for migrant rights. They demanded a pathway to citizenship. To make sure they’d have a huge crowd, somebody put up a six-foot-fence around the National Mall to keep them out. U.S. special forces captured alQaeda’s number-two leader Abu Anas al-Libi on Sunday in Libya. They can’t hurt us with a response in kind. Al-Qaeda’s number-two leader is an expert in bomb-making, cyber-warfare and chess, and our number-two leader is Joe Biden. Al-Qaeda leader Abu Anas al-Libi was flown to Washington D.C. following his capture in Libya last Sunday. He’s scheduled to face swift justice on Capitol Hill, Tomorrow morning, the House will pass Abu Anas al-Libi and then he will be sent to the Senate to die. Joe Biden canceled his speech at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee fundraiser Monday due to the shutdown. They

had hoped to raise two million dollars. When they announced at the podium that Joe Biden couldn’t speak, they raised four million. Johnny Carson’s lawyer wrote that Johnny caught his wife in bed with Frank Gifford in the Sixties. Poor Johnny. Gifford played halfback, end and safety and back in those simpler times women couldn’t control themselves around a man who knew three positions The U.S. Mint put the new onehundred-dollar bill into circulation Tuesday. It’s really popular in the drug trade. The new one-hundred-dollar bill looks just like the old one, except in the new one-hundred-dollar bill, Ben Franklin has his baseball cap on backwards. Condoleezza Rice was selected to help choose the teams to play in next year’s college football playoffs. She is a huge fan of the game. During her eight years as a peace emissary for the Bush Administration, only Peyton Manning went to the bomb more often than they did . Germany’s Winter Olympic team will wear rainbow uniforms at the Winter Olympics in Russia to protest Russia’s new anti-gay laws. It’s humiliating for Putin. You know you are on the wrong side of history when the Germans are urging you to be less discriminatory.

CHURCH Afton ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH, Browning and Filmore Streets, William Richardson, pastor. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. worship service. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible study and youth. Saturday, 7:25 a.m. “In the Mirror” radio program on Creston Radio. ST. EDWARD CATHOLIC CHURCH, 104 W. Union St., Rev. Ken Halbur, pastor. Sunday, 10:45 a.m. Mass; after Mass, Confession. Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. Mass. Wednesday, 6:15 p.m. religious education classes; 6:30 p.m. devotions and Confirmation class, St. Malachy School. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Joel Sutton, pastor. Sunday, 9:45 a.m. worship; 2 to 4 p.m. Bob Arnold’s 80th birthday open house. Monday, preschool. Tuesday, preschool. Wednesday, preschool; 6 p.m. Wednesday school.


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AREA BIBLE FELLOWSHIP CHURCH, Ron Christian, pastor; Keith Lorenz, associate pastor; 641-336-2409; website Sunday, 10 a.m. worship service; 11:15 a.m. Sunday school. Weednesday, 6:30 p.m. AWANA. CHRISTIAN CHURCH, Sherry Wiley, lay speaker. Sunday, 9:15 a.m. worship; 10:30 a.m. Sunday school. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Shurmaine McAlpine, pastor. Sunday, 8 a.m. Sunday school; 9 a.m. worship.


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


ABUNDANT LIFE FAMILY CHURCH, 500 S. Birch St., Douglas R. Brunell, pastor, (641) 782-5766, email alfc@; website www. Sunday, 10:30 a.m. children’s church and worship service; 6:30 p.m. evening worship service. Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. worship and Kid’s Club. Thursday, 6:30 a.m. Men of Honor; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Light Switch teens. APOSTOLIC LIGHTHOUSE UNITED PENTECOSTAL CHURCH, 600 N. Lincoln St., Paul Vandevender, pastor, 782-5594. Sunday, 10 a.m. Sunday school and worship service; 5:30

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Cromwell Church to host God’s Portion CROMWELL — This year, Cromwell Church is hosting its annual God’s Portion festivities Oct. 19. The day will kick off with a bazaar starting at 2:30 p.m. There will be baked goods, handmade craft items and more. Dinner will be served beginning at 4 p.m. with a feast of hamballs, roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, corn, shop. Sunday, 9:15 a.m. worship, “Feeling Lost,” Luke 15:110; 10:30 a.m. Sunday school; 4:30 p.m. Hayride/weiner roast at Scott Moore’s. Tuesday, 1 p.m. Stitch, Knit and Quilt. Wednesday, 9 a.m. Revelation Bible study; 5:30 p.m. Joyful Noise; 6:30 p.m. youth group; 7 p.m. choir practice. FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 400 N. Elm St., Gideon Gallo, pastor, Jim W. Morris, associate pastor. Call 641-7822427 for a ride. Sunday, 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. worship services; 9:15 a.m. Sunday school. Tuesday, 9 a.m. Summit House Bible study. Thursday, 12:05 p.m. United Methodist Men. GOD’S OUTREACH DELIVERANCE, 306 N. Oak St., 641-278-1173, Pastor JoAnna and Tyrone Davis, 515-249-3364. Monday through Saturday, 8 to 10 a.m. prayer and worship. Today, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Women’s service. Friday, 7 p.m. Friday Night Fire service. Saturday, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Men of Christ breakfast (first and third of month); noon Saturday Sack Lunch for Kids; 2 to 3:30 p.m. drama/ dance practice for youth; 5:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday Night Live for youth. Sunday, 10:30 a.m. worship service; 6:30 p.m. evening service. Monday, 5 p.m. Monday Night Meal. Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. evening service. Wednesday, 5 to 6 p.m. Intercessory prayer. 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 to 5 p.m. Confession; 5:15 p.m. Mass/Food Pantry drive. Sunday, 8:15 to 8:45 a.m. Confession; 9 a.m. Mass. Monday, 1:30 p.m. Council of Catholic Women, hall; 5 to 6 p.m. Adoration, St. Malachy Chapel; 6 p.m. Mass, St. Malachy Chapel; 6:30 p.m. Scripture study, St. Malachy School library. Tuesday, noon to 5 p.m. ReRun shop; 7 p.m. Parish Council meeting, St. Malachy School. Wednesday, 9:15 a.m. St. Malachy School Mass; 6:30 p.m. Confirmation class, St. Malachy School; 7 p.m. religious education classes (grades 1-8), St. Malachy School. Thursday (10/17), 7 a.m. Mass, St. Malachy Chapel; 7 p.m. RCIA, hall. JERUSALEM UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Gideon Gallo, pastor, Jim W. Morris, associate pastor. Sunday, 8 a.m. Bible study; 9 a.m. worship service. KINGDOM HALL OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES, 1000 Cottonwood St. Sunday, 10 a.m. public talk and Watchtower study. Thursday, 7:30 p.m. congregation Bible study, ministry school and service meeting. PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF GOD I.M. “Mana del Cielo,” 417 Wyoming Ave. The Rev. Miguel Delgado, phone 515-473-2527. Saturday, noon worship. Sunday, 1:30 p.m. worship. PLATTE CENTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 6 miles south on P27 (High and Dry Road), 1 mile west, one-fourth mile south, Delores Doench, pastor.

Sunday, 9:15 a.m. Sunday school; 10 a.m. fellowship time; 10:30 a.m. worship. SALEM LUTHERAN CHURCH, 602 W. Townline St., 641-7822920, Ben McIntire, pastor. Website: Blog: Sunday, 9 a.m. Sunday school and adult education; 10 a.m. worship service; noon Thrivent Financial meeting. Tuesday, 1:30 p.m. Quilters; 4 p.m. Internship; 4:30 p.m. Open Table. Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. Confirmation class; 7 p.m. choir practice; 8 p.m. Worship and Music. Thursday (10/17), 6:30 p.m. Financial Peace. SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH, 104 N. Oak St., Jared Miller, pastor, 515-897-7919, email jaredandkatiem@gmail. com. Saturday, 9 a.m. worship service; 11 a.m. Sabbath school. SOLID ROCK MINISTRIES, 1216 N. Cherry St. (corner of Townline and Cherry streets). Sunday, 9:45 to 10:15 a.m. Sunday school; 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. coffee and fellowship; 10:45 a.m. worship service. ST. JOHN’S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, 601 S. Maple St., Dan Moore, pastor. Sunday, 9 a.m. worship service and Sunday School. TRINITY EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH (LCMS), 800 N. Sumner Ave., the Rev. Jonathan C. Watt, pastor, 641782-5095, www.TrinityCreston. org. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Divine Service with Holy Communion; 11 a.m. Sunday school and Bible classes. Monday, 12:30 p.m. preschool; 6:30 p.m. LifeLight Bible study. Tuesday, 6:30 a.m. Early Risers Bible study at fellowship hall; 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. preschool; 1:30 p.m. LifeLight Bible study. Wednesday, 12:30 p.m. preschool; 6 p.m. F.L.O.C.K.; 6:30 p.m. Confirmation classes. Thursday (10/17), 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. preschool. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST (Congregational), 501 W. Montgomery St., the Rev. Jim Woodworth, interim pastor. Friday, 7 p.m. AA. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. adult Sunday school; 10:45 a.m. worship; 5:30 p.m. UCC Church Council. Monday, 1 to 3 p.m. clothing store open; 7:30 p.m. AA. Tuesday, 5 to 6 p.m. Open Table. Wednesday, 8 a.m. TOPS. Thursday (10/17), 5 p.m. SIRF.


CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, Dan Moore, pastor. Sunday, 10 a.m. fellowship; 10:30 a.m. worship and Sunday school. Monday, 12:30 p.m. prayer group, sanctuary; 1 p.m. Quilters. Wednesday, 1 p.m. Quilters.


UNITED CHURCH OF DIAGONAL, Ed Shields, pastor, office 641-734-5704, Sunday, 10 a.m. church.


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UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Dwayne Henrichs, pastor. Sunday, 10 a.m. children’s Sunday school; 11 a.m. worship service.


CHRISTIAN CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST), 107 W. Temple St., Brian Kleinschrodt, pastor. Sunday, 9 a.m. 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, 10 a.m. worship. Wednesday, 6 p.m. meal and study. MERCER CENTER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 4 miles north, 4 miles west of Lenox, Franklin Rogers, pastor. Sunday, 8:30 a.m. worship service. SALEM CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN, 4 miles north, 1 mile west of Lenox. ST. PATRICK’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 600 W. Michigan St., Lazarus Kirigia, pastor. Sunday, 8:30 a.m. Mass with religious education classes afterward. Wednesday, 7 p.m. CYO. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 103 W. Michigan St., Shurmaine McAlpine, pastor. Sunday, 9:15 a.m. adult Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. worship service and Sunday school for children. UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 401 W. Michigan St., Tim Maxa, pastor, 641-333-4214. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. worship service. First and third Sunday,

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CHURCH OF GOD, Ben Turner, pastor. Sunday, 9:45 a.m. Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. worship service. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, Lorimor, George Henriksen, pastor. Sunday, 9 a.m. Sunday school; 10 a.m. worship service. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Joel Sutton, pastor. Sunday, 11 a.m. worship.


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


BAPTIST CHURCH, Alex Bauman, pastor. Sunday, 9:45 a.m. Sunday school; 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. worship services. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Midweek Bible study and prayer meeting. Third Thursday of the month, 7 to 9 p.m. Missionary meeting. CHURCH OF CHRIST, 430 Third St., Brian McCracken, pastor. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. worship services; 7 p.m. Bible Study. Wednesday, 3:30 p.m. JAM for elementary ages; 7 p.m. junior and senior high youth groups. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Sandy Smith and Brandon Campbell, pastors. Sunday, 10 a.m. Sunday school; 11 a.m. worship.


P L Y M O U T H CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, 311 W. First St., Phil Price, minister. Sunday, 8:30 a.m. brunch; 9 a.m. worship services; 10 a.m. Sunday School. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 124 S. Maple St., Cathy Nutting, pastor. Sunday, 9 a.m. worship service.


PRESCOTT UNITED CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST), 401 6th Ave., the Rev. Steven Wainwright. Sunday, 9 a.m. Sunday school; 10 a.m. worship.

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


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


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


PLEASANT VALLEY CHRISTIAN CHURCH, Dwayne Henrichs, pastor. Sunday, 9 a.m. worship service; 10 a.m. Sunday school.


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CORNERSTONE FELLOWSHIP EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH, 2158 Highway 92, Jeff Banks, pastor, office 641-743-0221. Website: Today, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Men’s Fraternity: “The Quest for Authentic Manhood” and “Chase” Women’s Bible study. Friday, Fifth Quarter for youth group afer Nodaway Valley football game. Saturday, 6:30 a.m. Men’s Bible study on Philippians at The Corner on the square. Sunday, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. worship service; 10:45 to 11:10 a.m. Cornerstone Cafe; 11:10 a.m. to noon Christian Living Classes; noon Elders and Deacons meetings; 1:45 and 3 p.m. care center services; 6 to 8 p.m. 20s/30s group, Banks/Thompsons group, Homebuilders and The Truth Proejct. Wednesday, 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. Cornerstone Youth Choir; 6:20 to 8 p.m. AWANA; 7 to 8:45 p.m. youth group. ST. JOHN’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 213 N. E. Elm St., Kenneth Gross, pastor. Website: Saturday, 4:30 to 5 p.m. Reconciliation; 5:15 p.m. Mass. Sunday, 8:15 a.m. Mass. Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. Faith Formation (preK-eighth). Thursday (10/17), 8:30 a.m. prayer service. 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.

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Horoscope Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You might want to be aware that personal details about your private life could be made public today, especially in the eyes of authority figures — parents, bosses, teachers and VIPs. Do you need to do some damage control? (Think about it.) TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Do something different today, because you want adventure and a change of scenery. At the very least, take a different route to or from work. Be a tourist in your own city. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Tie up some loose details about inheritances, insurance matters or anything that has to do with shared property today. This is where your focus is (money and security). CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Be prepared to go more than halfway when dealing with others today, because the Moon is opposite your sign. Be tolerant, patient and prepared to give a little. (No biggie.) LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Make a to-do list and work to get better organized today, because this will please you. You’re busy doing repairs at home, plus you’re partying. You want it all! VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) This is a playful day. Accept all invitations to have fun and socialize. Enjoy sports events and activities with children. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Family conversations are significant today, especially with a female relative. If you have a chance to cocoon at home, you’ll enjoy the privacy. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) This is a busy day! Short trips, errands and conversations with neighbors and siblings will keep you on the go. Reading and writing projects are favored. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Financial issues and cash flow have your attention today. If shopping, shop during the daytime, not in the evening. (You’ll be glad you did.) CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) The Moon is in your sign today, which tends to make you more emotional than usual. However, it also can make you luckier! (Lucky is good.) AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) You’ll enjoy some privacy

today because you’ve been out there flying your colors. Hide somewhere if you can, to replenish and restore yourself. PISCES Feb. 19 to March 20) Conversations with a female friend will be significant today. You might want to share your hopes and dreams for the future with someone, because their feedback will help you. YOU BORN TODAY You have excellent social skills, and you love thrilling adventure. You’re friendly, easygoing and pleasure-loving. You work well

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Panthers look to contain Rams’ speed Two-way starter Maitlen ruled ‘doubtful’ By LARRY PETERSON CNA sports writer •


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Cards advance ST. LOUIS — Adam Wainwright held the hug with catcher Yadier Molina a few extra seconds, soaking in his latest pressure-packed performance for the St. Louis Cardinals. “I’ve got to put it right up there with the most fun and one of the greatest moments of my career so far,” Wainwright said. “Those are the kind of moments that starting pitchers live for. I almost didn’t want to let go of Yadier.” Wainwright went all the way on the mound Wednesday night, pitching the Cardinals past the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-1 and into the NL championship series for the third straight season. David Freese and Matt Adams each hit a two-run homer, and Wainwright scattered eight hits for his second dominant win of the division series. St. Louis gets to stay at home to open the NLCS against the well-rested Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night.

Expectations IOWA CITY — Fran McCaffery finds himself in a position not many Iowa basketball coaches have encountered in recent times. McCaffery now finds himself trying – at least a little – to temper the enthusiasm that surrounds the Hawkeyes. “I don’t think there’s any doubt that we are excited that people think enough of our team to rank us in the top 25 and project us to be in the NCAA Tournament,’’ McCaffery said Wednesday at the Hawkeyes’ media day. “That’s exciting. It’s an accomplishment for some of the guys who have been here and haven’t had that before. But the reality is now we have to go out and do it.’’ McCaffery talked about having the maturity to cope with higher expectations. “I just want to get better,’’ he added later while chatting with a few reporters. “Obviously, we’d like to win a Big Ten championship. Are we capable of doing it? Absolutely. A number of other teams feel the same way … But it’s a reasonable goal.’’

In effect, the playoffs have already begun for the Creston/O-M football team. Coming off last week’s 34-7 loss that stretched over two days at Harlan after Friday’s suspension for severe weather, the Panthers stand in fourth place at 2-2 in Class 3A District 1, and 4-2 overall. To hold on to one of those four postseason qualifying spots, a win at home this week over Glenwood is crucial. The Rams are just behind the Panthers at 1-2 in the district, and 3-3 overall. Creston/O-M still has Lewis Central left as a district foe, with the Titans and Harlan sharing the top position at 3-0 going into their meeting this week. Glenwood finishes with district games against Lewis Central and Atlantic, but would own the head-to-head tiebreaker over Creston/OM with a win Friday. “This is an elimination game,” declared Panther coach Brian Morrison. “It would be very difficult to get

it done if we aren’t successful this week.” ADM is the third-place team at 3-1, and also owns

a victory over the Panthers. However, on the positive side, a victory over Glenwood and finishing the dis-

trict season with another win over Lewis Central could propel the Panthers into the top three mix.

Up and down It’s been difficult to get an accurate read on this Glenwood team, coached by 1997 Please see PANTHERS, page 9A

Spartans shut down Southeastern attack Opportunities for area Fourth-ranked Kirkwood votes this week, so beating By SCOTT VICKER teams to make a statement CNA sports editor • svickis 7-1, while 19th-ranked that team is great for us, SOUTHERN IOWA RURAL WATER ASSOCIATION AMENDMENT AND SUPPLEMENT DMACC is 6-1. just because they do have a TO RULES & REGULATIONS Board Member Jim which Smith introduced Southeastern, re- good squad.” the following Resolution entitled RESOThe Southwestern Com- ceived in the Southeastern freshLUTION votes TO AMEND AND latest SUPPLEMENT SEWER, PART D:into DISCONNECmunity College volleyball national poll, falls fifth man outside hitter Mattie TION FROM SYSTEM, OF THE RULES team dominated Southeast- place at 5-3. AND REGULATIONS OF THE SOUTH- Gray entered Wednesday’s IOWA RURAL WATER ASSOCIern in a 25-13, 25-21, 25-12 ERN “Southeastern’s really match leading the nation in ATION, STATE OF IOWA,aAUTHORIZwin here Wednesday. ING THE DISCONNECTION OF SEW- kills. Blessington said her good team,” Spartan head ER SERVICE AND/OR WAIVER OF The win improves the coach Melissa BlessingLIQUIDATED DAMAGES BASED team really concentrated UPONsaid. CERTAIN DAMAGEbeaten TO OR DE- on trying to shut Gray Spartans to 20-8 for the sea- ton “They’ve STRUCTION OF PROPERTY, and son and 5-2 in the ICCAC, amoved that nationally the same be adopted. Board down. lot of ranked Member Anne Welker seconded the momoving them into a tie for teams this year. They were tion to adopt. The roll was called and the third place in the confer- ranked vote was, nationally for a Please see AYES: Eldon Binning, Kevin Wynn, ence with Iowa Central. while, SPARTANS, page 10A and Lee they Ethel Campbell, Little,received Jim Smith and Anne Welker. NAYS: None. Whereupon the Chairman declared the Resolution duly adopted as follows: RESOLUTION TO AMEND AND SUPPLEMENT SEWER, PART D: DISCONNECTION FROM SYSTEM, OF THE RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE SOUTHERN IOWA RURAL WATER ASSOCIATION, STATE OF IOWA, AUTHORIZING THE DISCONNECTION OF SEWER SERVICE AND/OR WAIVER OF LIQUIDATED DAMAGES BASED UPON CERTAIN DAMAGE TO OR DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY. WHEREAS, the Southern Iowa Rural Water Association (SIRWA or the “Association”), State of Iowa, provides water SOUTHERN IOWA RURAL WATER and sanitary sewer service to various cusASSOCIATION tomers of the Association under the terms AMENDMENT AND SUPPLEMENT and conditions set forth in the Association's Rules and Regulations. TO RULES & REGULATIONS WHEREAS, SIRWA's Rules and RegBoard Member Jim Smith introduced the following Resolution entitled RESO- ulations authorize the Association to LUTION TO AMEND AND SUPPLE- amend the same, specifically stating, MENT SEWER, PART D: DISCONNEC- “These Rules and Regulations may be TION FROM SYSTEM, OF THE RULES amended, from time to time, by a majority AND REGULATIONS OF THE SOUTH- vote of the Board of Directors, in the manERN IOWA RURAL WATER ASSOCI- ner provided for in the Iowa Code and the ATION, STATE OF IOWA, AUTHORIZ- ByLaws of the Association.” WHEREAS, it is deemed necessary and ING THE DISCONNECTION OF SEWER SERVICE AND/OR WAIVER OF advisable that SIRWA amend and suppleLIQUIDATED DAMAGES BASED ment its Rules and Regulations to include UPON CERTAIN DAMAGE TO OR DE- a standard policy for the disconnection of STRUCTION OF PROPERTY, and sewer service and waiver of liquidated moved that the same be adopted. Board damages in the event the Association deMember Anne Welker seconded the mo- termines that the structure being served on tion to adopt. The roll was called and the a particular property has been abandoned based upon the removal, destruction of or vote was, AYES: Eldon Binning, Kevin Wynn, damage to the structure being served to the extent is no longer habitable. Ethel Campbell, Lee Little, NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT REJim Smith and Anne Welker. SOLVED BY THE BOARD OF DIRECNAYS: None. Whereupon the Chairman declared the TORS OF SOUTHERN IOWA RURAL WATER ASSOCIATION, STATE OF Resolution duly adopted as follows: RESOLUTION TO AMEND AND IOWA: CNA photo by SCOTT VICKER 1. RULES Yong AND (14) REGULATIONS SUPPLEMENT SEWER, PART D: DISSouthwestern freshman setter Cassidy sets one of her 30 assists in a 3-0 TRUST NOTICE CONNECTION FROM SYSTEM, OF AMENDED AND SUPPLEMENTED. sweep of AND Southeastern Community here Wednesday, teammate and Regulations of on SIRWA are IN THEas MATTER OF THE Alex TRUST: THE RULES REGULATIONS OF The RulesCollege hereby amended and supplemented by The Duane Wilson Trust THE SOUTHERN IOWA RURAL WA- at Duffy (11) prepares to attack the net. To all persons regarding Duane E. WilTER ASSOCIATION, STATE OF IOWA, adding SEWER, PART D: DISCONNECAUTHORIZING THE DISCONNEC- TION FROM SYSTEM, SECTION 3. son deceased, who died on or about 27th TION OF SEWER SERVICE AND/OR DISCONNECTION AND/OR WAIVER day of August 2013. You are hereby notiWAIVER OF LIQUIDATED DAMAGES OF LIQUIDATED DAMAGES BY AS- fied that Sheila Brown is the trustee of the The Duane Wilson Trust dated the 9th day BASED UPON CERTAIN DAMAGE TO SOCIATION, as set forth below: SEWER of July, 2010. Any action to contest the OR DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY. PART D: DISCONNECTION FROM validity of the trust must be brought in the WHEREAS, the Southern Iowa Rural District Court of Union County, Iowa, Water Association (SIRWA or the “Asso- SYSTEM Section 3. Disconnection from System within the later to occur of four (4) months ciation”), State of Iowa, provides water and sanitary sewer service to various cus- and/or Waiver of Liquidated Damages by from the date of second publication of this notice or thirty (30) days from the date of tomers of the Association under the terms Association Any act of nature or other catastrophic mailing this notice to all heirs of the deceand conditions set forth in the Associaincident, not attributable to the intention- dent settlor and the spouse of the decedent tion's Rules and Regulations. WHEREAS, SIRWA's Rules and Reg- al or negligent act of the service customer, settlor whose identities are reasonably asulations authorize the Association to that causes damage to or destruction of a certainable. Any suit not filed within this amend the same, specifically stating, premises to the extent it is no longer hab- period shall be forever barred. Notice is further given that any person “These Rules and Regulations may be itable or useful as a dwelling or for busiamended, from time to time, by a majority ness purposes, may, in SIRWA s sole dis- or entity possessing a claim against the vote of the Board of Directors, in the man- cretion, result in disconnection of the sew- trust must mail proof of the claim to the ner provided for in the Iowa Code and the er connection and waiver of the liquidated trustee at the address listed below via cerdamages provisions set forth in these tified mail, return receipt requested, by the ByLaws of the Association.” later to occur of four (4) months from the WHEREAS, it is deemed necessary and Rules and Regulations. 2. SEVERABILITY CLAUSE. If any second publication of this notice or thirty advisable that SIRWA amend and supplement its Rules and Regulations to include such part, section or provision of the Rules (30) days from the date of mailing this noa standard policy for the disconnection of and Regulations of the Association shall tice if required or the claim shall be forevsewer service and waiver of liquidated be adjudged invalid or unconstitutional, er barred unless paid or otherwise satisdamages in the event the Association de- such adjudication shall not affect the va- fied. Dated this September 30, 2013. termines that the structure being served on lidity of the Rules and Regulations as a The Duane Wilson Trust a particular property has been abandoned whole or any part, section or provision Sheila Brown based upon the removal, destruction of or thereof not adjudged invalid or unconsti2079 Minnow Avenue damage to the structure being served to the tutional. 3. WHEN EFFECTIVE. This ResoluCreston, Iowa, 50801 extent is no longer habitable. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RE- tion shall be in effect from and after its fi- Arnold O. Kenyon SOLVED BY THE BOARD OF DIREC- nal passage, approval and publication as ICIS PIN# AT0004182 Attorney for Trustee TORS OF SOUTHERN IOWA RURAL provided by law. Passed and approved on this 18th day 211 N. Maple Street WATER ASSOCIATION, STATE OF Creston, IA 50801 of September, 2013. IOWA: Date of second publication: Oct. 10, 2013 1. RULES AND REGULATIONS AMENDED AND SUPPLEMENTED. TRUST NOTICE The Rules and Regulations of SIRWA are REGULAR SESSION IN THE MATTER OF THE TRUST: hereby amended and supplemented by September 30, 2013 The Duane Wilson Trust adding SEWER, PART D: DISCONNECThe Union County Board of SuperviTo all persons regarding Duane E. WilTION FROM SYSTEM, SECTION 3. son deceased, who died on or about 27th sors met in regular session on Monday, DISCONNECTION AND/OR WAIVER September 30, 2013. The meeting was OF LIQUIDATED DAMAGES BY AS- day of August 2013. You are hereby noti- called to order at 9:00 AM with the folfied that Sheila Brown is the trustee of the SOCIATION, as set forth below: The Duane Wilson Trust dated the 9th day lowing members present: Dennis Brown, SEWER Lois Monday, and Ron Riley. PART D: DISCONNECTION FROM of July, 2010. Any action to contest the validity of the trust must be brought in the AGENDA: Motion by Brown and secSYSTEM onded by Monday to approve the Agenda. Section 3. Disconnection from System District Court of Union County, Iowa, within the later to occur of four (4) months All voting aye, motion carried.



Creston/O-M center Nate Haley (64) blocks Harlan’s Alex Assmann (56) during Saturday’s conclusion of the Cyclones’ 34-7 victory. Offensive line play propelling long possessions is a key in beating the Glenwood Rams Friday, according to coach Brian Morrison.

“We still have a lot to play for,” Morrison said. “We just need to come out and perform Friday night.” The Panthers will probably have to do that without a two-way starter. Sophomore Seth Maitlen, starter at left guard and weak side inside linebacker, suffered a high ankle sprain Saturday at Harlan and is considered “doubtful” by Morrison. Cory Rathe, a starting defensive lineman, will take Maitlen’s spot in the offensive line. Tight end Levi Eblen, who has been a backup at outside linebacker, will move to Maitlen’s inside linebacker position. Wyatt Thompson becomes the backup for both outside linebacker spots, in relief of Gavin Leith or Jesse Rathe. This will be the second week for Bryce Briley to spell Alex Nielsen at free safety, as Nielsen has not been able to practice yet with a sprained ankle.


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Week seven of the high school football season provides several area teams a chance to make a big statement, as the season starts to wind down. Nodaway Valley, riding a hot streak, hosts Treynor in a battle of teams with one loss apiece in Class 1A District 8. Southwest Valley, fresh off a bye week, has a non-district game against Eight-Man’s top ranked team in Exira/EHK. Meanwhile, Mount Ayr will look to bounce back from its first loss of the season in a rivalry game at Central Decatur.

Wolverines Nodaway Valley enters Friday’s game against Treynor as winner of three of its last four games. Each of the past two weeks, the Wolverines have overcome halftime deficits, riding the running game to victories. The Wolverines, 3-3 overall and 3-1 in Class 1A District 8, host Treynor (4-2, 2-1). Panorama, which owns a 10-0 win over Nodaway Valley, also has one loss in District 8. Council Bluffs St. Albert leads the district at 4-0. “It’s a pretty big game, and we’re looking forward to the challenge,” Nodaway Valley REGULAR SESSION September 30,Shantz 2013 head coach Steve said

about the game. “Hopefull we’ll get it done.” The key for Nodaway Valley will be stopping the potent Treynor rushing attack, an effort spearheaded by senior Dane Livengood. Livengood averages nearly 150 rushing yards per game, totaling 895 yards on 185 attempts, with 11 touchdowns. He averages 4.8 yards per carry. “Last year he and (Zach) Brewer kind of went toe to toe,” Shantz said. “He’s a really good back.” In a 36-35 loss to Nodaway Valley last year, Livengood carried the ball 24 times for 172 yards and scored on a 69yard touchdown run. He also caught one pass — a 64-yard touchd o w n . Brewer carried the ball 24 times for 168 yards in that c o n t e s t , Brewer scoring two touchREGULAR SESSION downs. September 30, 2013 The Union County Board of Supervirunners areMonday, very sorsThe met intwo regular session on September 30,one 2013.another The meeting was similar to in that called to order at 9:00 AM with the folthey’re bothpresent: quick, lowing members Dennis shifty Brown, Lois Monday, and Ron Riley. backs. AGENDA: Motion by Brown and seconded by Monday the Agenda. “He’s notto aapprove huge guy,” All voting aye, motion carried. Shantz saidMotion of by Livengood. MINUTES: Brown and

seconded by Monday to approve September 23, 2013. All voting aye, motion carried. Please see OPEN FORUM: Arvin VanHall discussed naming a bridgeAREA, after thepage man 11A who petitioned to keep the bridge, Mr. Paul Selsor. ENGINEER: Steve Akes, Union County Engineer, presented and discussed the weekly maintenance activity report and updated the Board on construction projects. HANDWRITTEN CLAIM: Motion by Monday and seconded by Brown to approve a handwritten claim to Sandy Hysell for SEAT School Mileage Reimbursement in the amount of $160.86. All voting aye, motion carried. EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK: Motion by Monday and seconded by Brown to approve the revised copy of the Employee Handbook. Roll call vote; Monday aye, Brown aye, and Riley aye, motion carried. ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business, meeting was adjourned at 11:10 AM. ATTEST:SANDY HYSELL, AUDITOR BY: RONALD J RILEY, CHAIR

The Union County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on Monday, September 30, 2013. The meeting was called to order at 9:00 AM with the following members present: Dennis Brown, Lois Monday, and Ron Riley. AGENDA: Motion by Brown and seconded by Monday to approve the Agenda. All voting aye, motion carried. MINUTES: Motion by Brown and seconded by Monday to approve September 23, 2013. All voting aye, motion carried. OPEN FORUM: Arvin VanHall discussed naming a bridge after the man who petitioned to keep the bridge, Mr. Paul Selsor. ENGINEER: Steve Akes, Union County Engineer, presented and discussed the weekly maintenance activity report and updated the Board on construction projects. HANDWRITTEN CLAIM: Motion by Monday and seconded by Brown to approve a handwritten claim to Sandy Hysell for SEAT School Mileage Reimbursement 2013 Final Equalization Notice in the of $160.86. votingIowa aye, To amount the Auditor of UnionAll County, motion carried. Pursuant to Iowa Code Section 441.149, the undersigned Director of Revenue of HANDBOOK: Motion theEMPLOYEE State of Iowa hereby notifies you of the final percentage adjustments to the 2013 by Mondayofand apvaluations realseconded propertybyinBrown Union to county: prove the revised copy of the Employee Handbook. Roll call vote; Monday aye, Brown aye, and Riley aye, motion carried. ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business, meeting was adjourned at 11:10 AM. ATTEST:SANDY HYSELL, AUDITOR BY: RONALD J RILEY, CHAIR

Assessed values are equalized by the Department of Revenue every two years. Local taxing authorities determine the final tax levies and may reduce property tax rates to compensate for any increase in valuation due to equalizations. If there is an increase listed above, taxpayers may protest the final equalization order with their local board of review. Protests are accepted through October 25, 2013. Courtney M. Kay-Decker, Director October 1, 2013


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Area volleyball East Union 3, Mt. Ayr 2 MOUNT AYR — East Union had early momentum in the match, lost it for two sets, then regained it just in time late in the fifth set in a 25-15, 27-25, 22-25, 8-25, 16-14 victory over Mount Ayr Tuesday. The Eagles improved to 10-13, while Mount Ayr slipped to 3-19 in the competitive loss. “Another hard-fought battle,” said Mount Ayr coach Tori Braby. “We started off kind of slow, but we took a gut check and came back to make it go five sets. Our record definitely doesn’t show the talent we put on the floor, but we are going to keep pushing on.” Braby said East Union covered the floor well and made it difficult to chalk up kills. Kelcie Shields sparked Mount Ayr at the net in the final three sets, getting 15 kills and nine to-

tal blocks. B l a i r Glendenning was strong on serve receive passing at 9-10 Shields with three digs. Paige Daughton had 53 hits while managing 12 kills against the strong Eagle defense. Brook Rychnovsky had a team-high 14 digs. Macy Larsen and Shelbie Greene had 15 and 10 setting assists, respectively. East Union statistics were not available at press time.

Nodaway Valley 3, Lenox 0 LENOX — Nodaway Valley swept Lenox Tuesday night, 25-16, 25-14, 25-9. Sidney Hohertz hit a teamhigh seven kills while serving 17-17 with three aces. Christine Gross smacked six kills and served 10-11. Josie Carter

served 2324 with a team-best four aces along with nine digs and nine setting assists. Ra- Carter chel Jacobson had 10 assists and Megan McIntosh served 19-21 with three aces for Nodaway Valley (8-14). “The girls have a lot of enthusiasm and energy that they were missing at the beginning of the season,” NV coach Hannah West said. “They also stepped on the court with a lot of determination and it made a huge impact. Everyone played well and came together as a team.” Lenox (2-20) was let by Regan Tullberg at the net with four kills. Katie Dukes added three kills along with four digs and 5-6 serving with two aces. Morgan Miller had five assists and served 7-8 with one ace. Hannah Mitchell had six digs and Shantelle Brown was 6-7 serving with four digs.

Middle school cross country NV Invite GREENFIELD — Jesse Vicker and Matthew Rouh led the Creston middle school cross country teams here Monday at the Nodaway Valley Invitational. “The NV meet was an exciting one for our team,” Creston middle school cross country coach Clay Arnold said. “It has been really fun over the past few weeks watching Matthew Rouh improve every single meet. He had really been challenging our number one runner Cade Vicker at each of the last few meets,

and his next goal was to overtake him in that position.” Rouh did just that, finishing third in the middle school boys 2-mile race, running 12:59. Cade Vicker finished eighth in 13:44 and Dylan Linch just missed giving the Panther boys three medals, as he finished 11th in 13:59. “We medaled three girls in their division, and all three were seventh graders,” Arnold said. “If team points had been kept, our girls would have scored really well.”

Jesse Vicker finished fourth in 14:52, followed by Rachel Wignall in fifth at 15:10 and Emma Berning finished eighth in 15:34. The Panthers travel to Atlantic today in the final tuneup before the Hawkeye 10 Conference Meet.

NV Invitational Creston results Boys — 3. Matthew Rouh, 12:59; 8. Cade Vicker, 13:44; 11. Dylan Linch, 13:59; 33. Lee Normandeau, 16:42; 35. Ben Bargstadt, 16:51. Girls — 4. Jesse Vicker, 14:52; 5. Rachel Wignall, 15:10; 7. Emma Berning, 15:34; 21. Karlmen Chuong, 15:52; Sara Williamson, 18:17; 28. Alyssa Trembly, 18:43; 34. Kayla Luther, 20:01.

City league volleyball Creston Park & Rec Women’s volleyball Sept. 18 results — Afton 3, Notorious DIG 0; American Family 2, Casa de Oro 1. Sept. 25 results — Afton 3, American Family 0; Fontanelle 3, Casa de Oro 0. Oct. 2 results — Afton 3, Fontanelle 0; Notorious DIG 3, American Family 0. Standings — Afton 9-0, Fontanelle 3-3, Notorious Dig 3-3, American Family 2-7, Casa de Oro 1-5.

High school district football standings CLASS 3A District 1 Team Dist All L. Central 2-0 3-3 Harlan 3-0 5-1 ADM 3-1 4-2 Creston/O-M 2-2 4-2 Glenwood 1-2 3-3 Atlantic 0-3 1-5 Perry 0-4 1-5 District 2 Team Dist All SC Heelan 3-0 6-0 Carroll 3-0 5-1 Spencer 3-1 5-1 Le Mars 2-2 2-4 Storm Lake 1-3 2-4 Sgt Bluff-Luton 0-3 3-3 Denison-Schleswig 0-3 1-5 CLASS 1A District 7 Team Dist All Van Meter 4-0 6-0 Mount Ayr 2-1 5-1 Ogden 2-1 4-1 Pella Christian 1-1 3-2 DM Christian 1-2 1-5 C. Decatur 1-2 4-2 Colfax-Mingo 0-4 2-4 District 8 Team Dist All C.B. St. Albert 4-0 6-0 Nodaway Valley 3-1 3-3 Panorama 2-1 4-2 Treynor 2-1 4-2 W. Central Valley 1-3 3-3 Tri-Center 0-3 1-5 Missouri Valley 0-3 0-6

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Nodaway Valley graduate Cory Faust. The 3-3 Rams owned a lead over Harlan until the final seconds of a 28-24 loss, but fell 40-17 last week to 3-3 Sergeant Bluff-Luton. “They had a lot of weather up there and the field was really wet and slick,” Morrison said. “I think that had a lot to do with slowing Glenwood down last week. They have a lot of speed, probably as much as a group as anyone we’ll see.” The primary playmakers are 6-5, 191-pound senior quarterback Corey Bertini and running back Spencer Smith, a 161-pound senior. Receivers Gage Shatava and Brogan Weddum have been dangerous as pass receivers and flankers in motion for misdirection running plays. In the loss at SB-L last week, Bertini kept the ball 23 times for 93 yards rushing and a touchdown. Smith was held to 46 yards on 14 carries. Shatava had five catches for 54 yards as Bertini was 10-of-22 passing for 110 yards. Brandon Bichel, another receiver, is one of the top kickers in the district along with Conner Pals of Creston/O-M and Lewis Central’s Caleb Shudak, Morrison said. “We’ll be starting on the 20 all night,” Morrison said. “He puts it in the end zone.” For the season, Smith had 689 yards rushing in six games with eight touchdowns, including an 80-yarder. Bertini has

nine TDs running with 299 yards and Weddum averages 7.9 yard per attempt with three TDs. Weddum averages 26 yards per catch on four receptions, including an 88yard touchdown completion. Bichel is the leading receiver at 17 catches for 228 yards and a touchdown. Bertini completed 51 percent of his passes (47of-92) for 605 yards and four TDs with only one interception. To date, Panther quarterback Brandon Phipps is 64-115 for 917 yards and nine TDs with four interceptions. Adam Baker is just behind Smith in rushing at 642 yards and three TDs in 117 carries. Trevor Frain has scored six TDs with 206 yards. Phipps has a net of 94 yards rushing. Maxx Walters, Jesse Rathe, Leith and Briley each have two touchdown receptions as Phipps has used a variety of targets in the Panther passing game this season. The Panther defense loses a leading tackler in Maitlen, who stands second behind Frain’s Maitlen 78 tackles with 63 total stops to date.

Close call Two weeks ago, Glenwood nearly posted the upset of the district season, leading Harlan 24-21 in the fourth quarter. Late in

the fourth quarter, Harlan quarterback Adam Juhl scrambled for a first down on a fourth-down play, and then found 6-7 tight end Trey Lansman on a fade route in the end zone. Glenwood cornerback Scout Crow appeared to have joint possession of the ball as they fell to the turf, but officials ruled it a touchdown. That was the fourth and final lead change of the fourth quarter. “We need to control the football and not put their offense in position where they can make plays,” Morrison said. “When they’ve had trouble, they’ve been put in second-and-long situations instead of short

BOWLING: Continued from page 8A 218; Kenny Holle 230, 201; Kelly Shives 201; Robbie Graham 201. Games women 190 and over — Hillary Zimmerman 294; Kelly Fisher 226. Classic League Oct. 7 Team Score Frey Construction 72 Barkers 65.5 Quilts 50

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“That was our main objective tonight, was to shut her down,” Blessington said. “And I think we did that. We had great blocking tonight.” Alex Duffy led the Spartans with four blocks, as Mel Mangrum, Jenna Casey and Allyson Kocour each ended the match with three blocks. Gray was held to single digits in kills. The Spartans took command early by taking game one 25-13. Southwestern took a commanding 18-8 lead when Cassidy Yong scored on a quick dump over the net. A slow start to game two saw the Spartans fall behind 9-5, as Blessington called a timeout. Coming out of the timeout, Southwestern battled back to tie it at 9-9, thanks to a pair of tips over the net by Mangrum. Aside from the 9-5 start to game two, the Blackhawks never seemed to be able to get into an offensive rhythm, as Southwestern played solid defense and used a varied attack to keep Southeastern off balance. Molly Schimp led the Spartans with 17 digs and Janaya Fox finished with 12.

“We’ve been in a good rhythm,” Blessington said. “And that’s what we preach — get teams out of rhythm. Volleyball is just a game of rhythm. When you can get teams out of it, you can make runs.” Serving also played a key role in Southwestern’s ability to keep the Blackhawks off balance. Ashley Strong led the Spartans in that category, serving 21-of-22 with two aces. “I would say the big thing was our serving,” Blessington said. “Even though it doesn’t look like we had a lot of aces, Ashley Strong and Cassidy and Allyson all did a great job putting the ball in places we needed them to disrupt their offense.” After Southeastern took a brief 7-6 lead in game three, it was all Southwestern down the stretch, as a Casey block and several points by Duffy fueled an eight-point Spartan run to make it 14-7. Southeastern made it 14-9, but the Spartans outscored the Blackhawks 11-3 from that point forward to win in dominant fashion. “It makes it worthwhile when we play teams like Iowa Western, who we know are good,” Blessington said

about the win. “That’s what gets us to the point where we can play teams that are our equal in the conference and have outcomes like this. That’s why we play the schedule that we play. For us, this is a stepping stone.” Duffy led the Spartans with nine kills. Kocour added seven, while Casey and Mangrum each finished with six kills. Cassidy Yong set 30 assists. “Honestly, our whole team stood out,” Blessington said. “They executed. It’s hard to pick out any one person who did anything specifically well, because everybody did exactly what they were supposed to do, and that’s all I can ask of them.” Southwestern returns to action Friday at the DMACC Invitational in Boone. The tournament runs Friday and Saturday. The Spartans return home Monday against Grand View’s JV team.

SWCC 3, Southeastern 0 Attacks (kills) — Alex Duffy 9, Allyson Kocour 7, Jenna Casey 6, Mel Mangrum 6. Blocks — Duffy 4, Mangrum 3, Casey 3, Kocour 3. Serving (aces) — Ashley Strong 21-22 (2). Setting (assists) — Cassidy Yong 30. Digs — Molly Schimp 17, Janaya Fox 12, Strong 9, Serena Yong 9.


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QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers


A couple of questions we just had to ask — ourselves


Taking aim at the top, or settling into that third-place seat? Was Kansas the start of a Kevin Harvick rally? GODSPEAK: Yes. I’ve got Harvick fever. He figured it out. Keep your car out front and you win the race. KEN’S CALL: Yeah, he rallied all the way to third in the standings. That’s about where it’ll end.

James Hylton finally retired at 79. What’s next for him? GODSPEAK: He can coach up much younger drivers, like Ken Schrader and Bobby Labonte. KEN’S CALL: Next season’s sentimental favorite on “Dancing With the Stars.”


GORDON’S RACING PASSION It’s a fact. Young drivers can’t outrace Father Time. Jeff Gordon took NASCAR by storm in the mid-1990s but hasn’t won a championship since 2001. For those of you counting at home, that’s a 12-year title drought for the 42-year-old. But the driver, once called “Wonder Boy,” says he still has a passion for stock-car racing and winning and chasing championships. Gordon has endured some down years, but he’s not out, and he continues to make history. He became the first 13th driver added to a Chase field, thanks to NASCAR Chairman Brian France’s 11th-hour decree. Gordon is making the most of the second chance, scoring top-fives in his past two starts and moving north in the standings. He started shotgun on the field in Chase Race 1. Now, he’s fourth and a tempting 32 points from Chase leader Matt Kenseth with six races left. “We’ve had a tough year,” Gordon said after a thirdplace finish at Kansas. “Last year was tough enough, and then this year, I thought that we’d gotten all that out of our system and we didn’t seem to have. “But I’ll tell you what, we never stopped working and trying to get the cars to suit my liking. And when the cars are solid and giving me good feedback and I can get aggressive with it, then my confidence goes up. And right

now my team has been bringing great race cars to the race track. I’m having a lot of fun.”

UNDER THE RADAR Here’s a “Silly Season” deal done under the radar. Brad Keselowski, the 2012 Cup champion, and his sponsor, MillerCoors, quietly inked “multiyear” contract extensions with Penske Racing. “The extensions of our agreements with both Brad Keselowski and MillerCoors put our team in a real position of strength moving forward,” team owner Roger Penske said. “This is an important day as these agreements will allow Penske Racing to invest significantly in our people and our technology, two critical areas to a successful race team.” When you think about all the drama provided by Keselowski the past few years, he is priceless.

A CAUTION FOR WHAT? The Kansas race produced 15 yellow flags. Most were for crashes, but caution No. 8 was for “smoke in Turn 1,” according to the race report. The smoke was coming from a small grass fire near a spectator area, making it the weirdest caution of the season. AP/ORLIN WAGNER

The “Pepsi Generation” isn’t getting any younger, but Jeff Gordon is trying to stay in the fast lane.


Like most ducks, you can’t see his legs. Trust us, he’s pedaling like a mad man. Who just waddled into the picture? The guy who has redefined the expectations of a lame-duck driver. As discussed all season long — back when it became apparent Kevin Harvick was leaving Richard Childress Racing after this year — drivers rarely run up front when they’re spending so much of their off time packing boxes. Maybe the current business climate has dictated changes, or maybe it’s the robust competitive spirit of Harvick and Childress. Whatever, they’ve ducked the normal issues that dog such teams and now run third.

Can Kyle now be Kyle? He held it together pretty well during the regular season and through three weeks into the Chase, but he seemed intent on sending folks to their underground shelters in Kansas. He wrecked Brad Keselowski on Saturday, then became a one-man caution flag on Sunday. Then, of course, he ripped the track and Goodyear. Yep, he’s back.

Who’d Danica blame? To her credit, she took full blame for her first-lap crash. Of course, she’d gone untouched and had no other choice.

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SPRINT CUP POINTS STANDINGS 1. Matt Kenseth 2. Jimmie Johnson 3. Kevin Harvick 4. Jeff Gordon 5. Kyle Busch 6. Greg Biffle 7. Kurt Busch 8. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 9. Clint Bowyer 10. Joey Logano 11. Carl Edwards 12. Ryan Newman 13. Kasey Kahne 14. Jamie McMurray 15. Brad Keselowski 16. Martin Truex Jr. 17. Paul Menard 18. Aric Almirola 19. Jeff Burton 20. Marcos Ambrose 21. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 22. Juan Pablo Montoya 23. Casey Mears 24. Tony Stewart 25. Denny Hamlin 26. Mark Martin 27. David Ragan 28. Danica Patrick 29. David Gilliland 30. Dave Blaney 31. Travis Kvapil 32. AJ Allmendinger 32. David Reutimann


Kyle Busch vs. Brad Keselowski: Busch wrecked Keselowski in the Kansas Nationwide race, triggering Keselowski to say, “I got wrecked by a dirty driver.” Godwin Kelly gives his take: “These two guys don’t like each other at all, and this will likely transfer up to the Sprint Cup Series.”

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Winner: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Rest of the top five: Kevin Harvick, Matt Kenseth, Brad Keselowski, Kyle Busch Dark horse: Jamie McMurray

Disappointment: Jimmie Johnson First one out: Michael McDowell Don’t be surprised if: Harvick keeps climbing the standings ladder.

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MATT KENSETH Can he keep up the good fight?

KEVIN HARVICK Possible contender, or just third wheel?

JEFF GORDON Hanging in, but that’s about it

KYLE BUSCH Was sliding like Lou Brock at Kansas

KURT BUSCH Last goal: Sneak a win by end of year

CARL EDWARDS Dover will haunt him rest of Chase

GREG BIFFLE Mr. Steady routine good, but not enough

JUNIOR EARNHARDT A lead-pack fixture lately

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Danica gets no laps in Kansas race Danica Patrick said her No. 10 Chevrolet was fast and she ran really well in practice leading up to Sunday’s Cup race at Kansas Speedway. Patrick was credited with no laps run because she crashed on Lap 1. Here’s what she had to say afterwards:

What happened? “I knew that going into the race, based on practice and everything we’ve seen from prac-

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tice in Cup to the Nationwide race, that losing grip was going to be not that hard to do. And so I said that before the race even; I said make sure that we’re on top of who is on my door and who is behind me. “And I knew all that was going to be happening on the start. And I had enough momentum to go to the middle because I got a run on the car in front of me but I had to wait past the start-finish line. I lifted going

into Turn 1, and all I can say is that, you know, I didn’t try and do anything. I just found myself sideways in the middle of the corner, and that was it. “And it’s just a shame because it always seems to be the case (on) those weekends when things start to be going better, and I’ve had lots of people say, ‘You looked good in practice yesterday’ and felt a lot better, and (crew chief Tony) Gibson did a great job and the crew did

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a good job. And I have an awesome pit-road crew. “I knew we were going to have a good day there. Things just go wrong. And days when you’re not fast, it seems like those aren’t the days that you get the bad luck. So, I don’t know. If I did something wrong, I apologize to everybody on my team. It’s a shame. “ … I mentally was ready for it. I said to my spotter, ‘Let me know where everybody is

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throughout the day — outside corner and right behind me.’ I knew the start was going to be definitely hairy, but when you arrive at Turn 1 you are not going very fast yet. So, I still was off the throttle and I just had enough momentum to go to the middle and so I did, and I don’t know why it came around. Either I drove in too hard or the air is just that challenging or we were a little loose. I don’t know.”

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“He doesn’t look like he’s a huge kid by any means, but he’s quick, very shifty. One of those kids you have to contain him. If he gets in the open field, he can be trouble.” Brewer is averaging 177 yards rushing per game in his five games played this year. Last week against Tri-Center, Brewer carried the ball 45 times for 302 yards, scoring five touchdowns. He’s scored 16 touchdowns in his five games. Shantz said Brewer’s return to the Wolverine lineup after missing the opening game against Mount Ayr has been a huge asset for his team. “He’s a great runner, a great kid,” Shantz said. “Our offensive line has come together and done some good things for him. If we can get Zach to the second level, he can do some good things. Get him into open spaces, he can make some people miss.”

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Mount Ayr The Mount Ayr Raiders entered last week’s showdown between undefeated teams in Van Meter ranked second in the state, but in the 800th football game in Raiders history, the team suffered its first loss of the 2013 season. The Raiders will look to bounce back as they travel to Central Decatur for a rivalry game with the Cardinals. Friday’s game will mark the 71st meeting between the two teams, as the Raiders own a 46-21-3 advantage in the series. The Cardinals enter with a record of 4-2 overall and 1-2 in Class 1A District 7. Wyman Reed is the leading rusher for the Cardinals with 508 yards on 82 carries, but missed last week’s game against Colfax-Mingo. Peyton Gilbert stepped up and filled the void, rushing for 156 yards and five touchdowns in the Central Decatur win. Trenton Wells is also a capable rusher, totaling 379 yards for the season, including 172 yards and one score last week. Mount Ayr’s defense still ranks second best in the state, giving up an average of 7.17 points per game, despite last week’s 14-0 loss to Van Meter.

Eight-Man District 6 East Union travels to Mormon Trail in a game vital to the Eagles’ hopes of making a playoff appearance. Both teams enter the contest with a 1-3 record in District 6. Mormon Trail picked up a 48-16 win over Colo-Nesco last week. The Saints feature a balanced rushing attack, led by Jakob Horton’s 557 yards and nine touchdowns. Brett Leer has 447 yards and four touchdowns, while Kelton Stansberry has 198 yards and four scores. Murray, meanwhile, hosts Colo-Nesco for the Mustangs’ senior night. Colo-Nesco is led by Taylor Hill’s 851 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns.

Business Services

The Creston UCC and open table recipients certainly appreciate these good people for serving at the September Open Table meals: Wal-Mart Crest Baptist Church Phi Beta Kapa Creston Nursing and Rehab

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The family of Jeremy Bishop would like to thank everyone who was there for us, thoughts, prayers, food, plants and contributions for the memorial at the loss of Jeremy. Bill and Linda McGuire Tim and JoAnne Bishop Kacie & Kayleann Bishop and families

Lost & Found JOHN DEERE LAWN TRACTOR gas cap found at 1200 W. Prairie St., Creston. Free to owner who can identify, 641-782-4230.

Special Events SWEET POTATOES, pesticide free. Will be at Creston Farmers Market (located at She-Nae's) Fridays & Saturdays, starting Oct. 4th, 641-772-4395.


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on the occasion of her 85th Birthday October 12th. Cards may be sent to: Creston Nursing & Rehab, 1001 Cottonwood, Creston, IA 50801

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Wait Staff Needed: Creston Livestock Auction Cafe 15-20 hours weekly during winter season.

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Garage Sale Garage Sale Northwest Out Of Town GARAGE SALE GARAGE SALE 1101 Hillcrest Drive Friday, Oct. 11 2 – 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 8 a.m. - 12 noon

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Saturday, Oct. 12 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Lots and lots of items to get rid of! Household; holiday décor; yard items; clothing.

NEIGHBORHOOD SALE 1008 N. Chestnut 1010 N. Chestnut Friday, Oct. 11 4 – 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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High chair; stroller; crib; tent; pint jars; fabric; Apple 2C computer; 2 TVs; 2 suitcases; men & women's clothes; household items; wood computer table

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The Timberwolves of Southwest Valley, 5-1 overall and 4-1 in Eight-Man District 8, come off their bye week and host Exira/EHK, ranked No. 1 in Eight-Man. The game, for now, is essentially for bragging rights, as it has no bearing on playoff seeding. But, it provides Southwest Valley with an opportunity to see how it stacks up against one of the best teams in the state, and a chance to make a statement. Plus, it’s a preview of a potential playoff matchup, as Exira/EHK resides in District 7, the district paired with District 8. Exira/EHK has leaned heavily on the rushing attack of junior Drew Peppers this year. Peppers 1,144 rushing yards and 23 touchdowns on 139 attempts this year, averaging 8.2 yards per carry. He also has seven passing touchdowns. Stop Peppers, and the defense still has to worry about capable runners in senior Trey Sander and Peppers’ older brother Nick Peppers. Sander averages 9.0 yards per carry this year, totaling 506 yards and eight touchdowns. Nick Peppers has only carried the ball 16 times this season, but averages better than 6 yards per carry. Southwest Valley head

coach Kent Bass said the bye week came at a good time for the Timberwolves, as several players had banged up knees and ankles that needed the rest.

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On Purchases of $399 or more with your Coen’s Customer Card. Interest will be charged to your account from the purchase date if the promotional purchase is not paid in full within 9 months.

Minimum Monthly Payments Required *Offer applies only to single-receipt qualifying purchases. No interest will be charged on the promo purchase if you pay the promo purchase amount in full within 9 months. If you do not, interest will be assessed on the promo purchase from the purchase date. Regular account terms apply to non-promotional purchases and, after promotion ends, to promotional balance. For new accounts: Purchase APR is 29.99%; Minimum Interest Charge is $2. Existing cardholders should see their credit card agreement for their applicable terms. Subject to credit approval.

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Michael Foods is a diversified food processor and distributor with businesses in egg products, refrigerated grocery products and refrigerated potato products. Previous experience in food manufacturing is not required.

We will train people with a solid work history! For further information contact Human Resources at (641) 333-4700 or come to the plant (1009 S. Brooks St.) to apply Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Announcing e recent plant wid pay rate increases! Attn: Human Resources 1009 South Brooks St. • Lenox, IA 50851 Fax (641) 333-4800 • Phone (641) 333-4700 EOE/AAP

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Miscellaneous Miscellaneous $50 or Less 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. Cash, Cows, Corn, Cars- You’ll find them all in Classified Ads. 782-2141.

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APARTMENTS FOR RENT in Afton: nice efficiency, $350/mo.; nice 2-bedroom apartment, $475/mo.; stove/refrigerator furnished, references required, on washer/dryer premises, 641-3445478.

ADAMS STREET COUNTRY LODGE, extended stays welcome, 641-344-5478.

3-BEDROOM 2 BATH mobile home on 3 acres, set up for horses by Greenfield, $700/month +$700 deposit and utilities, references required, 402-721-2313, leave msg.

Nice 3 bedroom home, range and refrigerator furnished, no smoking/ pets, 515-509-3759 after 5 p.m. NICE ONE BEDROOM apartment, no pets or smoking, excellent references required, 641-782-5654. OUR BUSINESS IS FINDING YOU NEW BUSINESS! Place a Classified Ad in the CNA. 782-2141.

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

Sat. Oct. 12- 11:00AM Creston, IA. Real Estate, Modern Furniture, Household Goods, Tools, Snowblower, Mower, Antiques and Collectibles for Delores L. Roberts & the late Edwin Roberts. Auctioneers: Tom Frey, Darwin West, Todd Crill. Sat. Oct. 19- 10:00AM Creston, IA. Real Estate, Household, Collectibles and Misc. for Pauline J. Dunn Estate. Auctioneers: Tom Frey, Darwin West, Todd Crill. Sun. Oct. 20- 11:00AM Creston, IA. Tools, Household, Furniture, Antiques & Collectibles for Daniels, Fils, Goodrich families and others. Auctioneers: Darwin West, Tom Frey, Todd Crill, Steve Bergren. Advertise your auction in the CNA Classifieds and we will include it in our “Auction Calendar.”

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case manager position

We are looking for someone to fill a full time position in our case management program. The program coordinates community services to help seniors remain in their own homes.

Inserter Position Opening Creston Publishing Company has a part-time inserter position available in our mailroom. Must be able to work flexible hours, Monday through Friday. Job responsibilities include putting printed advertising materials into our papers, stacking papers, bundling papers, helping package all products for delivery and distribution. We are looking for a reliable team player. Must be able to move/lift 35-pound bundles of newspapers/preprints for extended periods of time. Position requires repetitive lifting, bending, and standing for extended periods. Position also requires the ability to work under deadline pressure and to follow detailed instructions. Interested candidates can please stop in and fill out an application or send their resume to:

• Bachelor’s degree in human services field; or currently licensed Registered Nurse; Can substitute up to two years of full-time work experience involving direct contact with people in overcoming social, economic, psychological or health problems in a human service field for two years of educational requirement. • Must be able to work well with others and possess good oral and written communication and organizational skills. Experience in working with the elderly, a knowledge of community resources and the ability to speak Spanish a strong plus. • Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, auto insurance and be able to travel in and outside of our service area, as job requires. • Must have a good working knowledge of computers and common programs, (i.e. Word, Outlook, Excel and Access). • Successfully pass a Criminal background and Dependent Adult Abuse check before hire.

This position offers life insurance, medical, paid vacation, paid holidays, sick leave and IPERS. Salary will be based on experience. Please send, fax or email your resumé to:

Creston Publishing Company Attn: Rose Henry PO Box 126 503 W. Adams Street Creston, IA 50801

109 N. Elm Creston, IA 50801

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Mountain oyster Fry ...also serving chicken and fish! Friday, Oct. 11th 6 - ? p.m. • $7 Plate Coffee and Tea Included

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RECEPTIONIST/ ACCOUNTING CLERK Creston Publishing Company, publishers of the Creston News Advertiser, The SW Iowa Advertiser, the Osceola Sentinel Tribune and The Advertiser, is seeking an Accounting! Circulation clerk -Receptionist to work in the front office. This is a 25-hour per week position in our Osceola, Iowa office. Responsibilities of the position include: daily cash drawer reconciliation and bank deposits, data entry of classified ads, circulation duties, customer service/front desk reception, mail sorting and mail delivery to the local post office. The successful candidate will have a high school diploma, or equivalent, with basic computer skills, valid drivers license and insurance, acceptable driving record and reliable vehicle. Must possess good communication skills, be highly accurate and detail oriented and able to handle a variety of tasks while adhering to daily deadlines. Previous accounting experience preferred. Typical hours are five days per week (M/T/W/T/F); 9 am to 2 pm, 25 hours per work week. The chosen candidate will be subject to pre-employment background, driving record checks and drug screening. Interested candidates please pick up an application or send their resume to:

Creston Publishing Company Attention: Human Resources PO Box 126 503 W. Adams Street Creston, IA 50801

Creston Publishing Company is a Drug Free Employer. Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen, background check and driver’s check. This posting may not include all duties of the position.

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Ruth R. Long, CPA-CFP. Complete accounting, financial planning, consulting, electronic filing and tax services for business or individuals. Reasonable fees. 620 1/2 New York Ave. 641-782-7CPA (7272)

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KINKADE INDUSTRIES INC. Complete backhoe service with extra reach bucket. Sanitary systems, basements, crawl spaces, dig footings with trencher or hoe. Free estimates. Eb Knuth, 641-782-2290; 641-202-2012.

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Sow Farm Technician Job sites located near Diagonal, Lenox and Thayer This full-time position is responsible for the daily care, health, and maintenance 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, 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. This position offers: • All necessary training and certifications • Base salary starting at $23,000 with potential for quarterly bonuses • Eligibility to apply for the Manager In Training program after six months employment • Full benefits: health, dental, vision, 401(k), Flex spending • Paid holidays, sick days and vacation • Adventureland and Iowa State Fair Family Days • Get hired and refer a friend — we have a $1,560 Employee Referral Bonus! Apply online at, call 641-347-5065 or stop by 101 North Douglas in Afton to complete an application.

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

Specializing in sewer, water & tile Replacelines! New construction and repairs, wESTMAN wINDowS. Creston & Afton areas. Tom McGuire ment windows tilt for easy cleaning and rebates bays, bows, sliders, etc. 641-344-0530. Any custom size and shape, 30+ in Creston. I sell, service and Computer Repair years install, for no-pressure estimate call VINE STREET CoMPUTER SoLU- Charlie westman 641-782-4590 or TIoNS. 1205 North Vine Street, 641-344-5523. 641-780-5760 12 years experience. Reasonable & Quality PC bowMAN SIDING & wINDowS. All repair and tutoring. major brands of vinyl and steel siding, Traco and Revere thermal Consignment Store Heartland, replacement windows. Recipient of Too GooD To bE ThREw. the Revere Premium Renovator Award. 114 N. Maple, Creston, IA Mens, Seamless guttering and Leaf Relief Womens, Childrens Clothing & Home gutter covers. 33 years of continuous Decor. Tue.-Fri. 10AM-5:30PM, Sat. reliable service in Southwest Iowa, free estimates, 641-322-5160 9AM-2PM 515-473-1126 or 1-800-245-0337.

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Creston News Advertiser Thursday, October 10, 2013

HOME Fire Safety

Landlords are required to place smoke detectors in rental homes. It’s the tenant’s responsibility to maintain them. New home construction must have smoke detectors with batteries that are also hard wired. When any smoke detector is replaced, it must be a dual stage: stage one is photo sensitive and stage two is ionization. Smoke detectors should be replaced every 10 years. All sleeping rooms should have rescue windows and should be a minimum of 24 inches high and 20 inches wide and no more than 44 inches from the ground. All rentals should have at least one extinguisher. They’re not required in owner occupied homes but it’s recommended.

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Family Features

he cooler temperatures of fall may be on their way, but cooler weather also brings an increase in home fires. According to the National Fire Protection Association, more than half (54 percent) of home struc­ ture fire deaths occur in the cooler months of November through March. The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) recommends that every household have an escape plan in place, yet, in a recent survey by Omnibus, 44 percent of people reported that they did not have an escape plan for their home. On average, families have less than three minutes from the time the first smoke alarm sounds to escape a fire. “Every second counts when it comes to escaping a home fire,” said Chief Metcalf, president and chairman of the IAFC. “That’s why families need to have an escape plan in place, and ensure they have working smoke alarms to provide those critical early warning signals in the event of a home fire. The “Change Your Clock Change Your Battery” program aims to help keep families safe by sharing the reminder to replace the batteries in your home’s smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors each year when you change your clocks for daylight saving time. It’s part of the Energizer philosophy — that’s positivenergy — which represents the company’s commitment to making a positive impact on the world. Here are some addi­ tional tips from the IAFC and Energizer to help protect your family room by room.

Change Your Clock Change Your Battery Daylight saving time ends Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, and marks the 26th anniversary of the “Change Your Clock Change Your Battery” program, created by Energizer and the International Associ­a­tion of Fire Chiefs (IAFC). This program reminds people to change the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors when they change their clocks. Other fire safety prevention measures include: n Test

your smoke alarms. Make sure all alarms work by pushing the test buttons. n Clean the smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. Ensure the sensitivity of your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors by clean­ ing them each month with a vacuum.

n Count Your

Smoke Alarms. Be sure there is at least one smoke alarm installed on every level of your home, including one in every bedroom and outside of each sleeping area. n Change Your Flashlight Batteries. Keep flashlights with fresh batteries at your bed­ side for help in finding the way out and signaling for help in the event of a fire. n Replace your smoke alarms. The IAFC recommends replacing smoke alarms every 10 years and having a combination of both ionization and photo electric smoke alarms to keep you alert to all types of home fires.

Draw a floor plan of your home and find two ways out of every room. Sketch the exit routes clearly on the floor plan. A downloadable escape plan grid can be found on the Energizer Bunny Facebook page. If an upstairs window is one of the escape options, make sure you have a fire escape ladder long enough to reach the ground. Make sure every adult knows how to use it. Adults should be responsible for helping younger children. Assign an outside meeting place so if the family escapes from different routes, you can quickly locate each other. Use the following checklist to eliminate as many fire hazards in your home as possible:

Bedrooms In a recent study, almost half (44 percent) of families did not know the peak time for home fire fatalities is when most people are asleep (between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m.). So, in addition to making sure you have smoke and carbon monoxide detectors within hearing distance of your bedrooms, take the below steps to fire-proof the bedrooms themselves: n Do

not trap electrical cords against walls. Heat can build up, posing a fire hazard.

n Use

only lab-approved electric blankets and warmers. Make sure cords are not worn or coming apart. Do not leave electric blankets switched on all night unless they are marked “suitable for all night use.”

n Keep

bedding, curtains and other combust­ible items at least three feet away from space heaters.

n Never

smoke in bed.

n Replace

mattresses made before the 2007 Federal Mattress Flammability Standard. By law, mattresses made since then are required to be safer.

n Have

a working smoke alarm in every bedroom and outside each sleeping area.

Living Room n Do

not overload electrical outlets.

n Never

run electrical cords under carpets.

n Check

all electrical cords for fraying or other signs of damage.

n Only

light decorative candles when adults are in the room. Use stable candle holders that will not catch fire. Blow candles out when you leave.

n During

a power failure, do not use candles or oil lamps for light. Keep battery-operated flashlights and lanterns in easily accessible places. Candles used for light in the absence of electrical power cause one-third of fatal home candle fires.

n Make

sure you have a working smoke alarm in each room,

including the living room.

Kitchen Cooking is the leading cause of reported home fires and home fire injuries in the United States, according to research by the National Fire Protection Agency. n Never

use extension cords to plug in cook­ing appliances. They can overload the cir­cuit and start a fire.

n Stay

in the kitchen when you are frying, grilling or broiling food. If you leave the kitchen for even a short period of time, turn off the stove.

n Keep

anything that can catch fire away from the cooktop. This includes potholders, oven mitts, wooden utensils, paper or plastic bags, food packaging, towels and curtains.

n Keep

the cooktop, burners and oven


n Loose

clothing can dangle onto stove burners and catch fire. Wear short, close-fitting clothing or tightly rolled sleeves when cooking.

n Have

a fire extinguisher installed in or near your kitchen, and be sure every adult family member knows how to use it.

Garage n Store

all combustible materials away from regular sources of heat, such as water heaters, space heaters, boilers and furnaces.

n Keep

wood finishes, spray paint, paint thinners and other flammable products in a dedicated storage container with a closed door.

n Store

all combustible materials in their proper containers and be sure they are clearly marked.

n Keeping

the garage tidy can also help keep it safe. Get rid of stacked boxes, newspapers, recycling and trash. They can be instant fuel for a fire.

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