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Red Oak fugitive contacts Omaha news station By JAKE WADDINGHAM

CNA staff reporter

RED OAK — A Red Oak fugitive wanted for first-degree kidnapping and attempted murder called into an Omaha television station Tuesday to tell his side of the story. According to a Red Oak Police report, William Wayne Elliott, 57, of Red Oak, allegedly forced a 22-year-old woman into his basement Nov. 11, doused her in gasoline and threatened to set her on fire.

Elliott talked to WOWT 6 News (Omaha) reporter Mike McKnight Tuesday from a blocked number. Elliott claims he had a volatile Elliot relationship with the victim, but denies forcing her into the basement or pouring gasoline on her. He said they were in the basement to sort through items to sell online. Elliott said the woman com-

plained he was smoking while using gasoline to clean wood. To put her at ease, Elliott said he was going to put out his cigarette in the gas to prove it would not explode. “So I put my cigarette in the gasoline,” said Elliott during the WOWT 6 News interview, “and she grabs my (expletive) arm and gas goes all over both of us. I looked up from getting the gas on me and realized I was being stabbed. She stabbed me about five or six times. I got one hole in my throat down low that was wide open when that happened. It was

spewing blood.” Elliott said he is in contact with a lawyer and plans to turn himself in today. “I don’t believe he poses a threat to the general public, but if he is cornered, we are unsure how he would react,” said Red Oak Police Chief Drue Powers. Elliott is still considered an active fugitive and there is still a warrant out for his arrest.


According to the Red Oak Police report, the woman allegedly fought Elliott and escaped from

the residence after he threatened to set her on fire. She went immediately to the Montgomery County Law Enforcement Center. When officers arrived at Elliott’s house, he was not home. Powers said federal authorities were involved in the search for Elliott and police were unsure which direction he went, but knew he had contacts in various locations. “If you see him, still contact local authorities,” Powers said. Elliott is described as a 5-foot, 11-inches, white male, weighing 140 pounds with brown hair, green eyes

City council As winter weather looms, vehicle requires safety of upmost importance Back Forty to obtain W peddler’s permit By BAILEY POOLMAN

CNA staff reporter


CNA assistant managing editor

Creston City Council voted unanimously Tuesday evening to deny Back Forty Barbecue — owned by Clark and Russell Finehout — approval to continue selling smoked meat on city streets unless they pay for a peddler’s permit. The Finehouts have been conducting business selling smoked meats from the bed of a pickup truck since October on Montgomery Street. They have been exempt from the peddler’s permit because they were part of the indoor farmers’ market. However, that’s closed now. “He can’t sell it on the streets now without that permit,” said Creston Mayor Warren Woods. A peddler’s permit is $50 per day, $150 per week, Woods $500 for six months and $1,000 per year. The Finehouts were not present at Tuesday’s meeting. Ellen Gerharz — Chamber of Commerce executive director — did advised the council the Finehouts plan to purchase/lease the building between She-Nae’s and iWireless. “That’s fine,” Woods said. “He can sell it from inside the building, but he can’t sell it on the streets.” In other city council news: • During public forum, John Kawa recommended signage and lights be placed at the east side underpass on Cedar Street in Creston. Kawa said he frequents that underpass and Kawa the first hard freeze this year caused slippery conditions. “Cars were sliding,” Kawa said. “I saw one car bounce off the wall. Could we get signs on both sides of that underpass letting them know of icy conditions? I think that would help.” Kawa also said in the “old days” there were

ith chilly winds and icy precipitation in the air, it’s time to prepare for Iowa weather. According to National Weather Service, temperatures in the next 90 days should be above normal, and precipitation should be near normal. Jo Duckworth, Union County Emergency Management coordinator, said to make plans in case of inclement weather. In the event of an emergency, such as becoming stranded during inclement weather, be Duckworth prepared by having an emergency kit in your vehicle. The kit should include food, water, blankets, gloves and jumper cables according to Iowa Department of Transportation. “If you have a job where you have to be at work, regardless of what the weather is, then you need to make plans,” said Duckworth. “For instance, if it starts to snow, you need to find somewhere to stay, ... and then, you need to have that emergency kit in your car.” According to, Iowa was ranked third after Pennsylvania, Mis-

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Paramedics and firefighters respond to a car accident March 2013 north of Creston.

souri and Nebraska for most fatalities on icy roads, with 20 during the winter of 2009-10. The website also states there is a higher risk of motor vehicle accidents in winter in the Midwest probably because people drive at higher speeds on rural highways for longer distances. Another possible reason is because icy weather is inconsistent, which leaves motorists unprepared. According to Iowa Department of Transportation, always maintain a reasonable speed and safe following distance when driving because winter road conditions result in longer stopping times and reduced visibility. Other tips according to Iowa DOT include: drive un-

der the posted speed limit when road conditions are less than ideal, turn on lights to see and be seen, avoid cruise control and be aware that bridges and overpasses may occasionally freeze be- Long fore other roadway segments. Lonnie Long, manager at Heartland Tire & Auto, said prepare your vehicle by getting your tires checked. “(Have) proper tire air pressure, and make sure you have Please see SAFETY, Page 2

What to keep in your winter survival kit According to the Iowa Department of Transportation, keep a winter survival kit in your vehicle in case you are delayed or stranded. A survival kit should include: • Booster cables • Blankets or sleeping bags • Candles and matches • Snow shovel and ice scraper • Extra clothing, such as cap, mittens, parka and overshoes • High-calorie, nonperishable food like candy and canned nuts • Sand or strips of carpet for traction • Flashlight and extra batteries • First-aid kit • Bottled water

Under oath: Creston Mayor Warren Woods administers the oath of office Tuesday evening to incoming and returning city council members. They include, from left, Dave Koets (Ward 5), Ann Levine (Ward 3), Randy White (Ward 1) and Gary Lybarger (at-large). Levine and White are both returning city council members. Koets is new. He won the recent election running unopposed. Meanwhile, Lybarger — also a new member — defeated incumbent Paul Vandevender, Kevin Downey and Courtney Wilson in the recent election. New city council members will take office in January.

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Deaths Catherine Lamb Creston

Catherine Lamb, 75, of Creston died Nov. 19, 2013, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Lamb Moines. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. The Rev. Kenneth Halbur Jr. will officiate. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. There will be no public viewing. Visitation with family present will be 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday with 6:30 p.m. Rosary at Pearson Family Funeral Service, 809 W. Montgomery St. Memorials may be given to St. Malachy School. Online condolences may be left at Catherine Lamb, daughter of Clara Catherine (Bintner) and John Joseph

Damian Spare Afton

Damian Spare, 53, of A f t o n died Nov. 18, 2013, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Spare Moines. Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 22, at Powers Funeral Home, 612 N. Dodge St., Afton. The Rev. William Richardson will officiate. No visitation will be held. Memorials may be given to the family. Online condolences may be left at Damian “Yogi” Spare, son of Mildred (Adams) Sullivan and Robert Spare, was born March 6, 1960, in Creston. Damian was educated in East Union Schools and finished the ninth grade. From 1980 to 1994, Damian lived in Leavenworth, Kan., where he was a con-

White, was born Oct. 15, 1938, in Creston. Catherine attended school in Creston and graduated from Creston High School in 1957. After graduation, on Aug. 7, 1957, Catherine married Leon Lamb. Catherine was a homemaker. Catherine was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church and Catholic Daughters of America. Catherine is survived by her husband Leon Lamb of Creston; sons, Steve (Vicky) Lamb of Prairie Village, Kan., Jeff (Linda) Lamb of Creston, Craig (Missy) Lamb of Pleasant Valley and Mike (Roxanne) Lamb of Red Oak; eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; brother Jack (Shirley) White of Hammond, La.; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Catherine was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Mary Ann Mathiason and Bobbi Hawks; and brothers-in-law, John Mathiason and Paul Hawks. crete maker at Thompson Concrete. In 1994, Damian moved to Afton and ran and operated his own concrete business. On Sept. 28, 1995, Damian married Donna Jo Armstrong in Afton. Soon after, he started his career at Wellman Dynamics as a core operator, and worked there until he was unable to because of health concerns. Damian recently became a member of Afton Assembly of God Church. Damian is survived by his wife Donna Spare of Afton, mother Mildred Sullivan of Afton, daughter Angie (husband Ray) Dydell of Newton, stepson Joey Armstrong of Afton, brother Bob (wife Linda) Spare of Afton; sisters, Michelle Spare (husband Paul Johns) of Altoona and Grace (husband Terry) Vinson of Tennesee; grandsons, Jaden and Carson Dydell of Newton; and many nieces and nephews. Damian was preceded in death by his father.

Lila Brown Creston

Lila Brown, 84, of Creston died Nov. 19, 2013, at Greater Regional Hospice Home. Memorial services will be Brown 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at Powers Funeral Home, junction of highways 34 and 25. The Rev. Dianna Clark will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery in Cromwell. Open visitation will be 2 to 7 p.m. today with family present 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to Greater Regional Hospice Home. Online condolences may be left at www. Lila Lee Brown, daughter of Eva (Bray) and Elmer Nelson Hutchinson, was born Dec. 2, 1928, near Cromwell. Lila graduated from Cromwell High School in 1947. She went on to study at Creston Junior College. On May 29, 1949, Lila married Harlan Duane Brown in Prescott. Lila was a homemaker. They first lived near Diagonal for five years, and then

near Cromwell, where they farmed. Moving to Creston in 1960, they bought the Mayflower business and went on to own and operate Brown’s Mayflower Moving and Storage in Creston. They operated the business until 1973, when they sold it and went back to farming and cabinet making. In 1992, they sold everything and traveled for 19 years, returning to Creston in 2010. Lila was a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and active with the Women’s Circle. Lila created and directed the Christmas programs for 12 years at La Hacienda Resort in Apache Junction, Ariz., where they wintered for 25 years. Lila is survived by her husband Harlan Brown of Creston, son Mike (wife Ronda) Brown of Pella, grandson Brock (wife Pamela) Brown of Lawrence, Kan.; greatgrandson Emmett Brown; and brothers, Bill Hutchinson of Chicago, Ill., and Elwin Hutchinson of Lockport, N.Y. Lila was preceded in death by her parents, brother Dean Hutchinson; and sisters, Helen Brown, Edith Switzer, Bess Murphy and Mary Lund.

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tread so you have enough traction,” said Long. Long said to check tire pressure once a week because of fluctuating temperatures. Also, according to Long, be sure the battery and radiator coolant are serviced to make sure they will stand up to the cold weather. “Once you have the coolant and battery tested, you should be pretty good for the winter,” Long said. Other tips Duckworth offered were to have clothes, food and drink in the vehicle in case of inclement weather, and to have a cell phone charged to call for help in the event you are stranded. “And best of all, plan ahead,” said Duckworth, “so you’re not caught unaware.”

What to do if you are stranded There are several tips to follow if you get trapped in your car during a blizzard, according to Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management. They are:

• Stay in the car. Do not leave to search for assistance unless help is visible within 100 yards. • Hang a brightly-colored cloth on the radio antenna and raise the hood to draw attention. • Keep your blood moving by doing minor exercises like clapping hands. • If more than one person is in the vehicle, take turns sleeping. • Avoid overexertion. • Run the engine for 10 minutes each hour to keep warm, and beware of carbon monoxide poisoning by keeping the exhaust pipe clear of snow. • Huddle together for warmth.

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lights in the underpass. He said that would be another inexpensive way to increase safety in the underpass. • Council approved tem-

porary street closing for Glow Run slated April 12, 2014. The event — being held at McKinley Park — is being organized by First National Bank’s Relay for Life team.

Dave Aherns

Greater Regional Hospice Home. CNA photo by JAKE WADDINGHAM Creston Services are pending at Preparing to help: Southwestern Community College freshman Joanna Schweitzer of Greenfield prepares to donate Dave Aherns, 60, of Cres- Powers Funeral Home, junc- Tuesday afternoon at the SWCC blood drive. SWCC Admissions Coordinator Caitlyn Lesan said the drive brought in 50 units of ton died Nov. 19, 2013, at tion of highways 25 and 34. blood, surpassing their goal of 42 units.

Ethanol supporters say numbers support the industry DES MOINES (MCT) — Proponents of ethanol have a four-letter response for critics of biofuel: “Bunk.” Monte Shaw, executive director of the Des Moinesbased Iowa Renewable Fuels Association, is among a number of vocal ethanol defenders leading the counter-charge. Critics say ethanol is more damaging to the environment than politicians, including President Barack Obama, have let on. They say farmers rushing to get in on the rush to ethanol, have wiped out millions of acres of conservation land, destroyed habitat and contaminated water supplies.

The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) and Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) pay U.S. producers to retire cropland in order to protect soil, improve water quality, enhance wildlife habitat, and otherwise safeguard environmental quality, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The agency said projected land retirement payments of $13 billion between 2008 and 2012 would represent about half of USDA conservation spending. USDA notes that while CRP acreage was slated to get smaller, acreage in restored wetlands and other “high-

value practices” is likely to increase. A growing portion of CRP acres, over 4 million acres in 2008, are enrolled via “continuous” signups that target more environmentally sensitive lands, such as streamside buffers, farmable wetlands, prairie potholes, and upland bird habitat. The 2008 farm act increased the WRP acreage cap from 2.275 to 3.041 million acres--just over 1 million acres more than the current cap. So, the claims that ethanol is responsible for any shrink-

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Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., Madison County Courthouse, 112 N. John Wayne Drive.

Schedule of driver’s license examiners: Bedford: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., treasurer’s office, Taylor County Courthouse, 407 Jefferson St. Corning: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., treasurer’s office, Adams County Courthouse. Driving tests on Wednesday mornings by appointment. Creston: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., treasurer’s office, Union County Courthouse, 300 N. Pine St. Driving tests Wednesdays. Call 782-1710 for an appointment. Greenfield: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., treasurer’s office, Adair County Courthouse, 400 Public Square. Mount Ayr: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., treasurer’s office, Ringgold County Courthouse, 109 W. Madison St. Osceola: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., treasurer’s office, Clarke County Courthouse, 100 S. Main St. Winterset: Monday through

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Holy Spirit Rectory ReRun Shop, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 107 W. Howard St. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) brown baggers, noon open meeting, St. Malachy Rectory, 407 W. Clark St. No smoking.

Markets Grain prices quoted at 10 a.m. today: • Farmers Co-op, Creston: Corn — $4.12

Soybeans — $12.33 • Gavilon Grain: Corn — $4.12 Soybeans — $12.42



The club leaders will be working on making a Facebook page. It will have updates, meetings, picture downloads for record books and tie in different livestock shows to keep members updated. The club also plans on making new Highland Highlights T-shirts. If any members have any suggestions, ideas may be shared at the next meeting. Keep in mind the T-shirts must have a clover on them. The next meeting will be Dec. 1. Meet at 1 p.m. at Walmart to shop for adopt a family. After the club gets done shopping, they will be going back to Highland School, around 2 p.m. Clover Kids will have its meeting at 1 p.m. at Highland School.

Jewelry sale fundraiser to benefit Greater Regional Auxiliary Greater Regional Auxiliary will host a $5 masquerade jewelry sale 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 17 in the Medical Arts Plaza Board and Conference Room at Greater Regional Medical Center. This auxiliary-sponsored fundraiser is an opportunity

to purchase a wide variety of jewelry and gift items, all priced at $5 each, while supporting the auxiliary’s efforts to contribute to the quality of care and services at Greater Regional Medical Center.

Genealogical society meeting planned Union County Genealogical Society will meet 6 p.m. Saturday at Gibson Memorial Library. Members are to bring finger food or snacks to share for the last meeting of the year celebration.

The program will be for those attending the meeting to share their genealogy find of the year. Also, bring ideas for programs in 2014. Union County Genealogical Society is now on Facebook.







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Cloudy with a few showers. High 42F. Winds NNE at 10 to 20 mph.

Snow showers in the Sunny. Highs in the morning. Highs in mid 20s and lows in the low 30s and lows the low teens. in the mid teens.

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Cloudy with a few Snow showers in the Sunny. Highs in the City morning. Highs in showers. Sioux High 42F. mid 20s and lows in Cedar Rapids Winds NNE 34/17 at 10 to the low 30s and lows the low teens. 44/30 20 mph. in the mid teens. Des Moines Sunrise Sunset Sunrise Sunrise Sunset 44/27 Sunset 7:12 AM 4:54 PM 7:13 AM 4:54 PM 7:15 AM 4:53 PM Creston 42/23

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4-H news Highland Highlights Highland Highlights 4-H Club met Nov. 10. This month members made Thanksgiving cards to give to the nursing homes. On Dec. 20, the club plans to go Christmas caroling around town. All 4-H members need to be re-enrolled by Dec. 15. The $30 enrollment fee per member is due to the club by Dec. 1. Pay the dues to Treasurer Emily Robinson. Union County beef weighin is Dec. 7. Members may go to other counties, as long as they contact the extension office to let them know. Only market animals need to be weighed in. 4-H’ers also need to know if they are going to exhibit animals at the state fair next year.



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November is a time of transitions, special events Although most learning routines are set and functioning in our schools at this point in the year, November is a time of transitions and special events. The fall carnival at Creston Elementary School was a monster success again this year with outstanding attendance. The parking lot was packed. The funds raised and the enthusiasm shown for our kids and their learning were spectacular. Also, family math and reading nights are happening, and we have been very pleased with the support our parents have shown for their children. Often parents want to reinforce learning at home, but don’t always know good ways to do this. In the case of math, parents and students learn fun games they can play at home to support the learning of math concepts. Families also take home simple, but effective math games. Reading nights are aimed at the practice of reading fundamentals but also at reading for enjoyment. In today’s fast-paced world we often forget how entertaining reading can be. Sparking an enthusiasm for the reading of personal interest books and materials can be a key to skill development. Also, many new

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tech devices allow us to access and read any book in the world, so this is another path that can connect youngsters to reading. Learning and academics are always our top priority, but learning happens in extra-curricular activities, as well. Our high school students recently presented a very entertaining musical, “Once Upon a Mattress.” Directed by Jane Warner, the musical included a beautiful set, strong acting, excellent vocals, and outstanding accompaniment by a pit orchestra. What many do not notice in such a stage production are the many hours of hard work and the significant, yet sometimes random learning experiences involved. On opening night, our students learned a real-life application of the old adage, “The show must go on!” Ryan Vasquez, acting as Princess Winifred, took a serious tumble during the first act. She landed directly on her tailbone and was seriously hurting. However, no

one, other than her mother, even noticed as she bounced up and continued with the scene as if the fall was a part of the script. During intermission, when I went back to compliment the cast on their great work, I found Ryan fighting back tears with a large ice pack on her posterior. In the second act, she proceeded to pull off several nearacrobatic moves consistent with the character she was playing. Before Saturday’s performance, Ryan was examined by a doctor to make certain she was OK to continue, but she still had to deal with some substantial pain through two more performances. Her fortitude was impressive. Student-performers also commented on the differences between the audiences. One student told me that she noticed the grandparents and more seasoned audience members seemed to have better senses of the intended humor than the younger crowd. Finally, the clever ad-libs gracefully presented by student-actors were outstanding. Accidental departures from the script are just a part of any production. However, it is not so simple to recover, be funny, and to keep scenes flowing. Students learned lessons from each

other in this regard. On another topic, the board of education took another step toward improved security at our schools. The board approved the implementation of the ALICE approach to responding to potential intruder threats. SWCC recently adopted this plan. Many schools in Iowa and across the country have also implemented this approach. Local law enforcement officials and community members are approved trainers of the program. Homeland Security officials have spoken highly of ALICE, as well. ALICE stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate. 1. Alert — Call 911 Don’t assume others are contacting law enforcement. Give as clear and accurate information as possible. 2. Lockdown — Shelter in Place Locked down does not mean locked in. You may choose to barricade the door and exit out windows to safety. 3. Inform — Constant Updates This can be accomplished with things such as video surveillance equipment or intercoms. Information updates during an intruder

incident allow occupants to make sound decisions. 4. Counter the Attack — A Last Resort When other options are not immediately possible —the intruder breaches a secured room — move, make noise, and get distraction devices (anything at hand) in the air and heading for the shooter’s face. Then you may attack or evacuate the area. 5. Evacuate — Get Out! Your goal here is to put as much time and distance as possible between you and the attacker. Please understand that although the letters A-L-I-C-E may appear to be sequential steps to follow, they are not. The acronym is merely to help people remember the options available to them. Once the students and staff have been trained in the ALICE approach, these procedures will be practiced just like fire drills. The training is geared toward the ages of the children involved, as well. We don’t want to scare our kids, but we want them to understand the best ways to protect themselves. More information about ALICE will be provided to families in the future. Creston Cares.

Pope Francis won an online poll BEVERLY HILLS —God bless America, and how’s everybody? America’s oldest World War II veteran Richard Overton was honored this Veteran’s Day. He credited his 107 years to a daily regimen of whisky and cigars. Within the hour twelve million Americans went on the government website and signed up for OvertonCare. John Kerry returned from Geneva after failing to strike a deal with Iran to limit their nuclear output. He felt so sabotaged. The deal fell through after President Obama picked up the phone and told the Iranians if they like their reactors, they could keep their reactors. Snapchat refused a three billion dollar purchase offer from Facebook Monday. It lets you send text messages and photographs that disappear after a few seconds. If Snapchat had only been available two years ago Anthony Weiner would be Mayor of New York today. The Canadian Health Ministry ordered Thursday that Canada’s doctors are no longer allowed to prescribe heroin to patients. Doctors say the highly-addictive morphine derivative is the best sedative and pain killer in the world. Only Facebook has more users. Toronto mayor Rob Ford admitted smoking crack in a drunken stupor but denied he has a prob-

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lem. A female staffer said he offered her oral sex. As a result of all this, people in Los Angeles think Mayor of Toronto is an honorary title given to the coolest guy in Canada. Pope Francis won an online poll Wednesday asking who’s the most discussed person on the Internet. Comedians just love the guy. Pope Francis said he purchased a Ford Focus last spring for personal protection, after all, no chick ever hit on a guy driving a Ford Focus. The L.A. Times said a million Californians have been canceled by their insurers due to Obamacare. It’s unsettling. This morning a Beverly Hills attorney woke up in his hospital bed and looked out the window and saw a fire across the street and just assumed he’d died. Mob legend Whitey Bolger was sentenced to life for multiple murders Thursday. He never should have hid in Santa Monica. The police knew they had a fugitive in their midst when neighbors reported he didn’t jog or bicycle and they heard Fox News under the door.

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Something pulled me back PASS CHRISTIAN, Miss. — Today she looks like a beautiful Indian princess, like Walt Disney’s Pocahontas, her thick black braid rapunzeling down the back of her tunic of red, the color in which her mother dressed her “Mimi.” Author Jesmyn Ward’s ancestry is mixed with African, French, Spanish and Native American blood, allowing a rainbow of perspective, which makes her feel “lucky,” she says, as a writer. But for facile identification, “I choose to embrace African American. It’s a political choice.” Ward, 36, grew up in DeLisle, a shady spot in the road a few miles north of here, a place she lovingly describes in her recent memoir, “Men We Reaped.” She is answering a veteran newspaper editor’s questions before a friendly audience of home folk, most of them associated with Coast Episcopal School, where not so long ago she was the only black girl, her scholarship paid for by white families who employed her mother as a maid. A school librarian, she recalls, once gave her 60 books in a box, which Ward suspects the mentor paid for “out of her own pocket.” But this lovely and generally generous place had its dark side, too, the genesis of her book. “Men’s bodies litter my family history,” she writes. In the span of

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four years, 2000 to 2004, five young black men she grew up with died violently in unrelated deaths. The first was her brother, Joshua. So now National Book Award winner Ward — she won for her 2011 novel “Salvage the Bones” -is explaining her newest book and herself to a home crowd, the toughest audience. “It’s always hard to write a memoir,” she says. You write about real people, people you know, and you worry about what they will think. Finally, Ward decided, she was “willing to take that risk, to make some people mad.” The result was what U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey called “a haunting and essential read.” And it made some mad. But it also made some think. Ward’s stories are so bound up with the Gulf Coast and its unique culture that it’s no surprise she came home, keeps coming home. “Something always pulled me back. There is real worth in living in a place like this. ... These are the people I’m interested in writing

about.” To live where you grew up is the easiest and the toughest thing a body can do. And to write about it while living there takes courage. The most appealing thing about this strong woman, who looks about 20 but has the self-composure and wisdom of a wise octogenarian, is her willingness to admit she doesn’t have all the answers. After exploring the violent deaths of young black men who grew up hearing and eventually believing that “you don’t mean much,” Wards says she doesn’t really know how to change that pattern. “I’m young, and I don’t know enough.” But talking about it, writing about it, is a start. In her travels far and wide, she says, outsiders mostly think ill of Mississippi. They may admire its writers, but they don’t understand how a successful, accomplished woman like herself could return. And that’s part of the reason she did. This place she loves has faults, same as any other, but great potential to be better. And away from it, “I was very lonely.” *** To find out more about Rheta Grimsley Johnson and her books, visit (c) 2013 Rheta Grimsley Johnson

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ENTERTAINMENT The danger of a damp hot pad Dear Heloise: I recently BADLY BURNED MY FINGERS while baking cookies because I failed to notice that my hot pad had gotten damp in the process of washing and reusing the cookie sheets. I knew that a damp hot pad or kitchen towel would allow you to be burned, but I was working too quickly that day to notice. Later, when explaining to my friends and family how the burn happened, I was surprised to hear that some of them didn’t know you could be burned by using a damp pad to pick up something very hot. The extreme heat turns the moisture immediately to steam, and the burn can be quite bad. Please let readers know to watch out for this and never use a damp pad or towel to pick up anything really hot. — Bonnie P. in Houston Ouch! But in truth, I’ve done the same thing! Once learned, never again. — Heloise SEND A GREAT HINT TO: Heloise P.O. Box 795000 San Antonio, TX 782795000 Fax: 210-HELOISE Email: Heloise@Heloise.

Hints from Heloise com FREEZING AVOCADOS Dear Heloise: To always have fresh avocados on hand, I peel the avocados, cut them in half and remove the seed. I put the avocado halves in a vacuum-sealed bag and place in the freezer. When I want an avocado, I simply open the bag and take out what I want. I reseal the avocado in the vacuum bag and return to the freezer. They thaw quickly and taste fresh. — Lynda in Amarillo, Texas Well, they do sell frozen avocado, so I say go for it! For those readers who do not own a vacuum sealer, after removing the seed, press plastic wrap against the avocado flesh. Put the seed back in (to keep the avocado flesh from getting mushy) on top of the plastic and place the entire half, seed included, in a freezer zip-top bag, Store avocado in the refrigerator or the freezer until needed. — Heloise P.S.: You may want to

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Horoscope Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Sit down with a family member today to make long-range plans about home repairs or the family business. In particular, a female relative will have solid input. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Because your powers of concentration are strong today, choose routine work that requires attention to detail. You’ll finish the job and be glad you did. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Part of you wants to spend money today and part of you doesn’t. Hopefully, by the time the part that wants to spend wakes up, the stores will be closed. Just save your money. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) The Moon is in your sign today, dancing with Saturn and then with lucky Jupiter. However, Saturn rules your day, which means this is the day to take a sober, realistic view of things. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) An older experienced person, probably a female, might give you some behind-the-scenes tips. By all means, listen because this will save you grief in the future. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Talk to people who are older and more experienced so you can learn from their mistakes. Someone might give you some guidelines that ultimately change your goals. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) In discussion with authority figures today, you will impress how studious, conscientious and reliable you are (even if you aren’t). Go with your game face. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) This is a good day to study. It’s also a good day to make long-range travel plans. You feel serious about politics and religion. (But you will lighten up by tonight.) SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Tackle red-tape details and clear up some unfinished business today. You can get lots done regarding inheritances, insurance matters, banking and debt. Just do it. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Discussions with a partner or close friend will be serious and practical. What you want to know is what is doable and what’s just pie-in-the-sky. (Good to know.) AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb.

18) You’ll work hard to get things done today because you won’t mind routine work that you usually avoid. You want results. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Parents and teachers can be effective teaching children today because they have patience and willingness to wait for the right answer. Romantic partners might discuss how to tackle practical problems. YOU BORN TODAY You are tasteful, with natural grace and

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Adults recognized by Adair County 4-H’ers GREENFIELD — Adair County 4-H’ers recognized Ruth McGinnis of Greenfield and Beth Davenport of Adair with 4-H alumnae awards, during an award’s day program Nov. 3. McGinnis was a member of Orient Rural Queens 4-H Club with food and nutrition and sewing being her favorite project areas. She has been a county fair judge for close to 40 years. Ruth and her husband Wayne are county fair trophy donors. Davenport began her 4-H career as a member of Glad Girls of Grove 4-H Club in Cass County. Baking and furniture were two of her favorite project areas. She was a leader of Summit Super Stars for five years. She is currently a member of Adair County Extension Council and Youth Action Committee. Terry Holub, editor of the Fontanelle Observer, and husbands of Adair County Extension staff – Dick Wallace, Brian Rohrig and Andy Engles – were recognized as Friends of 4-H. Holub was recognized for his commitment to positive youth development and leadership in helping the public see youths as important and contributing members of their communities. He is a county fair trophy donor. Wallace, Rohrig and Engles were honored as Friends of 4-H for the many hours they have volunteered at the Extension office.

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Adults receiving honors from Adair County 4-H are, sitting from left, Ruth McGinnis and Beth Davenport, 2013 4-H alumnae; and standing, Terry Holub, Fontanelle Observer; and Brian Rohrig, Dick Wallace and Andy Engles, 2013 Friends of 4-H.

During a combined span of many years, the three men have helped make the annual move of the Extension office to and from the county fairgrounds, and the complete office move from its previous location on South First Street to its present location on the Greenfield Square. In recognition of the honor, bricks will be inscribed with the names of the 4-H Alumnae and Friends of 4-H and be placed in front of the 4-H and FFA Center at Adair County Fairgrounds. Awards of the Clover were presented to volun-

teers for length of service. The Silver Clover for five years of service to 4-H went to Janalee Caviness, Gary Erlandson and Greg Lilly, all of Greenfield, and H. A. Gross of Stuart. The Gold Clover for 10 years of service to 4-H went to Sonda Baudler of Fontanelle, Lynn Bohling of Greenfield, Kris Ford of Bridgewater and Jeannette Jorgensen of Adair. Angela Ford of Creston and Bobbi Williams of Greenfield received the Pearl Clover for 15 years of service. The award of the Dia-

mond Clover for 20 years of service was presented to Linda Hohertz and Clark BreDahl of Greenfield and Bart Mostaert of Fontanelle. Kathy Rohrig of Orient received the Emerald Clover for 25 years of service to 4-H. The award of the Sapphire Clover for 35 years of service was presented to Grace Evans of Bridgewater. The Clover Awards are sponsored by Hagie Manufacturing Company of Clarion.

Murray FFA receives ‘Be The Seed’ grant MURRAY — Murray FFA was one of 12 Iowa FFA chapters awarded $2,500 “Be The Seed” grants to spur innovation and progress in their communities while promoting the importance of farming. Murray FFA will “Be the Seed” in their school and community through its project Operation Feed the Hungry. Operation Feed the Hungry has three major components including educating elementary students about where their food comes from and the progress farmers are making as they work to-

ward feeding the world; world hunger facts and food production practices will be presented through a poverty dinner for junior high/high school students and staff; and outreach will bring the project full circle as they challenge Murray students and community members to package meals to give back to the less fortunate with the help of Meals from the Heartland mobile packaging. The “Be The Seed” grant program, providing $35,000 in community funding, is sponsored by the Iowa Food and Family Project (Iowa FFP) in cooperation

with DuPont Pioneer and the Iowa Soybean Association. Grant recipients will be recognized in April at the Iowa FFA State Leadership Conference in Ames. One chapter determined to have conducted the most successful activity in partnership with its community will be recognized with a $5,000 Award of Achievement. More than 40 FFA chapters applied for grant funding. “The tremendous response to this program is an indication of the growing interest there is in FFA and in food production,”

said Bart Baudler, DuPont Pioneer business director. “The grant program judges were impressed with the quality of the applications. We now look forward to working with grant recipients to implement their successful programs.” Aaron Putze, director of communications for the Iowa Soybean Association and Iowa FFP coordinator, said the “Be The Seed” grant program furthers the goals of the Iowa Food and Family Project by directly engaging people in agriculture and emphasizing the critical link between farms and communities.

State report shows local food programming is $9 million industry CEDAR FALLS (MCT) shows 74 buyers, including — A new report shows grocery stores, hospitals, that purchases of local colleges and schools, purfood added nearly $9 mil- chased food from 103 area lion to the Iowa economy farmers. Farmers made last year, including a part- more than $10 million nership the University of from their sales. Northern Iowa has made Regional Food Systems with local farmers. Working Group, tracked A report published last these transactions provmonth by the Leopold ing their work enhances IA-2-69310-REDO0-HARL0-NONE, baseinitiatives creative version Center for Agriculture statewide like

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The family of Paul Morris would like to thank everyone who attended family night and the funeral. Also thank you to those who called, sent cards, flowers, memorials and food during the loss of our loved one. Thank you to the Cromwell Church for the food. A special thanks to Mary O'Riley for the wonderful service and the staff at Powers Funeral Home for all their help and kindness. We appreciate the thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Carmen Morris and family Hal Dean Morris Monty Morris Susan Loudon and family Peggy Sweeny and family

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PLANT MANAGER Dalton Ag Products, a first-class, fast growing manufacturing company in Northeast Taylor County is seeking an experienced Plant Manager. Our company is highly regarded in both the industry and community. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management or Engineering and at least 5 years of experience managing complex manufacturing operations. In addition, excellent leadership, communication and organization skills are required. We offer a competitive salary, benefits package, relocation, and opportunities for growth. For immediate consideration, send a current resume and salary requirements to: Put “Plant Manager” in the subject line of the email.

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Hammer Medical Supply, Iowa’s leading independent home medical equipment company, is seeking an LPN, RN or Respiratory Therapist to manage our Creston location. The successful candidate will be professional, possess excellent communication skills, and will have a passion for providing excellent customer service.

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The UCDA is Accepting Board Applications The Union County Development Association (UCDA) is accepting applications for volunteer (non-paid) board of trustee positions. If you are interested in serving as a UCDA board member, please submit your letter of interest addressed to the UCDA Nominating Committee and include the following: 1) Statement of interest in serving; 2) Current employment; 3) Background knowledge you can bring to the organization; 4) Community activities you have participated in; 5) Your personal goals for the organization. The deadline for applications is December 1, 2013. Please send your application to: UCDA Nominating Committee P.O. Box 471 Creston, IA 50801



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Sweet history: Early American desserts connect us deliciously with tradition (MCT) — Desserts are the sweet stuff of which memories are made, particularly in a holiday season, a time typically so rich with recollections. Salute that spirit with a historic dessert rooted in the North American past. Michael Krondl, a New York City food historian and author of “Sweet Invention: A History of Dessert,” says our continuing hunger for dessert is based on two things: childhood and celebrations. “Sweetness is one of the first tastes we love,” he says, referring to childhood. As for celebrations, “it used to be anything sweet was expensive because of the sugar” so sugar was saved for important things, like wedding cakes, birthday cakes and Christmas cookies. Traditional desserts are a particularly delectable way of connecting vividly with that culture. One may not be able to literally step into the shoes of one’s forefathers and foremothers but one can sup pretty much as they did. But today’s cooks need to remember that desserts — like much of everything else — were different then. “These recipes were not designed to match anybody’s modern diet plan,” says Frank Clark, supervisor of historic foodways at Colonial Williamsburg in Williamsburg, Va. “There was lots of butter, lots of cream, lots of eggs.” But that was — and is — part of the charm of historic desserts. Sweets so epitomized hospitality that they were distributed throughout the menu. (“Dessert” as such was defined in the French sense back in Colonial America, as a small palate-cleanser to be enjoyed before leaving the table.) “Most of the 18th-century upscale entertaining was done with sweets,” says chef Walter Staib of Philadelphia’s City Tavern, host of television’s “A Taste of History” and author of a new cookbook, “A Sweet Taste of History” (Lyons, $29.95). “It was a way to show up the Joneses.”

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Desserts are the sweet stuff of which memories are made. Serve your guests Marlborough pudding, left, and biscochito (cookies) this season.

shapes. (The fleur-de-lis is traditional.) Place cookies on parchment-paper-lined baking sheets. Mix the remaining 1/4 cup sugar and the cinnamon together in a small bowl. Dust the cookies with the cinnamon sugar. Bake until lightly browned, 10-12 minutes. Nutrition information per cookie (for 50 cookies): 160 calories, 9 g fat, 3 g saturated fat, 15 mg cholesterol, 19 g carbohydrates, 2 g protein, 48 mg sodium, 0 g fiber ——— MARLBOROUGH PUDDING Prep: 30 minutes Cook: 1 hour Makes: One 8-inch deepdish pie, 8 servings This is one of the most requested recipes at Old Sturbridge Village in Massachusetts. The original recipe from Amelia Simmons’ “American

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pan; set aside to cool. Add lemon juice to apples, sherry, cream and sugar in a bowl; mix well. Add melted butter to mixture, blending well. Add eggs to mixture. Trim a sheet of puff pastry so that it fits a deep 8-inch pie plate. Season stewed apple mixture with grated nutmeg; spoon mixture into prepared pie plate. Bake, 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees; bake until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, 45 minutes. Cool before serving. Nutrition information per serving: 277 calories, 18 g fat, 10 g saturated fat, 136 mg cholesterol, 25 g carbohydrates, 4 g protein, 72mg sodium, 0 g fiber —————— ©2013 Chicago Tribune Distributed by MCT Information Services

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Wednesday November 20, 2013

Creston/Orient-Macksburg wrestling practices begin THE NUMBERS GAME

16-19 Shooting from the field for Wisconsin’s Frank Kaminsky, who scored 43 points Tuesday.

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Icognito allegations MIAMI — Suspended Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito and at least one other Dolphins player mocked the ethnic background of a team staff member and made crude jokes about the man’s wife, according to a report in the National Football Post. Sources tell ESPN that both the NFL and the Dolphins are aware of the allegations. According to the report, Incognito would sometimes dress in garb from the staff member’s culture and make profane jokes about that culture, making the staff member uncomfortable.

Kobe return? EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Kobe Bryant continued to inch closer to a return, practicing at full speed in five-on-five drills for the first time Tuesday and saying he could see himself returning to game action for the Los Angeles Lakers by the end of the month. “Yeah, yeah I can,” Bryant said when asked if it was possible he might return in one of the team’s five remaining games in November. Bryant has been out since rupturing his Achilles tendon April 12. While Bryant and Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni stressed that he’s not back to 100 percent and there are “areas where it still needs to get stronger,” both noted they’ve been “pleasantly surprised” by how well the guard seems to have responded to the escalation in activity since he was cleared to resume all basketball activities Saturday. “I wouldn’t say ‘limitations,’” Bryant said. “I think there’s areas where it still needs to get stronger in terms of the jumping and being able to plant quickly and change directions and things like that. Those are areas where you just have to get stronger ... but I could adjust my game and play at a pretty high level right now.”


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Five Raiders on district first team By SCOTT VICKER



The Mount Ayr Raiders placed five players on the Class 1A District 7 all-district first team, announced this week. Three of the five were unanimous selections to the first team. Senior Mason Mercer was a unanim o u s selection as an offensive lineman, while junior Joe Ricker was a Mercer unanimous selection as a defensive lineman and senior Erik Freed was a unanimous selection as a defensive back. Joining them on the first team were seniors Jacob Sobotka (offensive utility) and Cody Stackhouse (linebacker). Mercer was a leader not just for the offensive line, but for the whole Mount

Ayr team. He also paved the way up front for a successful Mount Ayr rushing attack that ran for 2,242 yards this season. Ricker proved to be a handful for opposing offensive linemen. The junior accumulated 66 total Ricker tackles, 21 of which were solo tackles for a loss. He also recorded four solo sacks, despite often being double teamed. Freed finished the season with 14 total t a c k les and picked off six passes at his defensive back po- Freed sition. He was also an important part of the offense, both running the ball and catching the ball.

Soccer player displays ‘character of a champion’ LAMONI — Fear no one, but respect everyone. Kevin Irr, a senior captain for the Graceland men’s soccer team from Creston, tries to live his life by that creed. As an athlete, he must not fear his opponents, but respect them.

Irr displayed his committment to respect and his personal character in a recent match against Central Methodist University in a simple, yet important manner. Please see IRR, page 3S

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Graceland University forward Kevin Irr (kneeling) ties the shoe of an opponent from Central Methodist University. The player was wearing gloves when his shoe came untied, and Irr, senior from Creston, quickly assisted him on the field in a gesture of sportsmanship.

CNA file photo by SCOTT VICKER

Mount Ayr senior Erik Freed breaks through the Nodaway Valley defense for a touchdown in a Raider victory in week one over the Wolverines. Freed was named a unanimous first-team selection to the all-district team in Class 1A District 7 as a defensive back.

Sobotka finished the year with 1,994 total yards of offense and scored 23

total touchdowns. He completed 53 percent of his passes for 1,175 yards and

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Sports briefs GPAC champs SIOUX CITY — Fifthranked Morningside wrapped up its third consecutive outright Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) championship with a 51-13 victory against visiting Doane College on Saturday at Elwood Olsen Stadium. The Mustangs finished with an 8-1 record in the GPAC standings and will take an overall record of 9-1 into the post-season. Receiver Alan Smith of Creston participated in the game for the Mustangs. Morningside will make its 10th consecutive appearance in the NAIA Championship Series. Morningside will host Rocky Mountain College in the first round of the 2013 NAIA Football Championship Series on Saturday at Elwood Olsen Stadium. Game time will be at noon. Morningside advanced to last year’s Russell Athletic-NAIA Football National Championship Game, where it lost 30-27 in overtime against Marian University on Dec. 13 in Rome, Ga. Grand View (10-0), ranked second in the nation, will make its second appearance in the playoffs

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Morningside teammates and former high school rivals Joe Brummer of Harlan (left) and Alan Smith of Creston hold the the school’s third straight GPAC conference championship trophy after the Mustangs defeated visiting Doane College Saturday, 51-13. Morningside will host Rocky Mountain College in the first round of the 2013 NAIA Football Championship Series at noon Saturday at Elwood Olsen Stadium in Sioux City.

by hosting Ottawa (Kan.) in a first-round game at 1 p.m. Saturday in Des Moines.

MIAA title ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — The Northwest Missouri State football team wrapped up an unbeaten regular season and an MIAA championship with a 51-21 win at Missouri Western on Saturday

afternoon. The Bearcats finished the regular season at 11-0 overall and 10-0 in the MIAA and are Super Region 3’s top seed in the NCAA Division II Playoffs. Trevor Adams completed Please see BRIEFS, page 3S

(Ca)NO $300M NEW YORK -- Another shot of reality potion, on the rocks, is what New York Yankees president Randy Levine has ordered for the representatives of Robinson Cano as agent Jay Z and his team are reportedly holding fast to their demand of a 10-year contract worth $310 million. “We want Robbie back; we think Robbie is terrific,” Levine said Tuesday in a telephone conversation with ESPNNewYork. com. “But we have no interest in doing any 10-year deals and no interest in paying $300 million to any player. Until he gets a little more realistic, we have nothing to talk about.’’ On Monday, reported that Cano’s agents, Brodie Van Wagenen of CAA and hip-hip mogul Jay Z, were holding firm to their demand.


Practice: At left, Creston senior Evan Nielsen works on a drop step drill with assistant coach Michael West. Above, senior Brandon Phipps (right) defends senior Maxx Walters in a dribbling drill at practice on Tuesday. Boys basketball practices began Monday in preparation for the season opener Dec. 6 at home against Glenwood.


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Wrestling season: Above left, Creston/Orient-Macksburg wrestlers Cameron Leith (left) and Bryce Briley battle for control during a drill at practice on Tuesday. Above right, Creston/O-M senior Trevor Frain (left) tries to break out of Tayler Pettit’s hold. Wrestling practices began Monday in preparation of the season opener at home Dec. 3.

Cyclones eager, excited Iowa football notes: Bowls, weather, injuries for Kansas game By SCOTT DOCHTERMAN The Gazette

IOWA CITY — Iowa participated in the Phoenix-area Insight Bowl after the 2010 and 2011 seasons, and Athletics Director Gary Barta wouldn’t be opposed to playing in that location again after this season. “We haven’t had any conversations about going or not going based on the fact that we’d been there a couple of times,” Barta said. “If we get invited there, we’d take it in a heartbeat, just like we would if it was either the Gator Bowl or the Texas Bowl or Heart of Dallas. “After last year when you’re out of the bowl picture for a year, you’re anxious to get back wherever somebody will take you. I know that sounds like a throwaway statement, but I mean that sincerely. Any one of those bowls, we’ll be thrilled to go.” Buffalo Wild Wings replaced Insight last year as the bowl’s sponsor, and a Big Ten school competes against a Big 12 opponent. It’s the final year of the Big Ten’s contract with the bowl, which is played Dec. 28. Iowa — along with Nebraska, Michigan and Minnesota — appears in contention for four bowls (in order): Outback, Buffalo Wild Wings, Gator and Texas. The Tampabased Outback Bowl and Jacksonville-based Gator Bowl are played on New Year’s Day against Southeastern Conference opponents. The Texas Bowl, which is located in Houston, is played on Dec. 27 against a Big 12 opponent. The Big Ten has future deals with the Outback and Gator bowls, but this is the final year with the Texas Bowl. A Texas Bowl representative will attend Sat-

urday’s football game against Michigan, Iowa officials confirm. It’s possible other bowl reps will attend. “Both as the bowl and as the participant, you want a great match-up, you want to go to a bowl that they’re going to treat you well,” Barta said. “You want to go to a bowl that your fans are going to enjoy and certainly one of the factors is how often you’ve been there and when you’ve gone there, how have your fans traveled. All of that. It’s not fair to focus on just (your recent visits). But you take it all into account; that’s how it gets selected. Obviously our job is to win as many games as we can so that we’re attractive.” FROM FURNACE TO ICEBOX Temperatures at kickoff Saturday might reach 20 degrees, so cold that Michigan Coach Brady Hoke might actually wear a jacket. Hoke is known for sporting a Wolverines short-sleeved shirt for football games regardless of the weather. But this week could be different. “I think if I was probably a smart guy, I probably would (wear a jacket),” Hoke said. “We’ll just see how it goes.” The chilly weather contrasts with the heat wave in Iowa’s opener Aug. 31 against Northern Illinois. Fans were allowed to bring in water bottles, extra cooling stations were located throughout Kinnick Stadium and paramedics were available. According to Iowa radio sideline reporter Rob Brooks, the temperature was 163 degrees on the FieldTurf surface during the game. The official high that day was 89 degrees but the heat index soared around 100. “We were talking about making sure you get plen-

ty of fluids,” Barta said. “We’re not going to give away free hot chocolate, at least we hadn’t decided that. “In all seriousness, it’s an outdoor sport. It’s one of the things that makes it fun. I’m going to make sure I have an extra turtleneck and a few extra layers on Saturday myself.” INJURY UPDATE Iowa defensive end Dominic Alvis (back) could return to action this Saturday, Coach Kirk Fer e n t z s a i d . Alvis A l v i s injured his back against Michigan State on Oct. 5, then re-injured it against Ohio State two weeks later. He has missed the last three games. “He’s working a little bit,” Ferentz said. “It’s just a matter of how long he can go or how effectively he can play. We got a little bit of a look at him. We’ll see what this week brings, but it’s kind of day-to-day, actually.” Running back Mark Weism a n , tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz and cornerback B.J. L o w e r y Weisman were injured against Purdue, but all three should be available against Michigan. Michigan running Fitz Toussaint (concussion) sat out last week’s game against Northwestern but he is cleared to play Saturday, Hoke said. ——— ©2013 The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) Distributed by MCT Information Services

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AMES — After another disheartening loss at Oklahoma last Saturday, there are a few action words many wouldn’t have expected to hear inside Iowa State’s Bergstrom Football Complex Monday. Upbeat. Confident. Excited. Those words might have been ringing throughout the Kansas football complex, too, after the Jayhawks snapped a 27-game Big 12 Conference losing streak with a win over West Virginia last Saturday. KU (3-7 overall, 1-6 Big 12) now has a chance for a two-game conference win streak, something that hasn’t happened since 2008. That’s a lot of excitement for two teams with a combined four wins this season. “Easy to be in a good mood on this Monday, our players’ day off and you see so many of them walking around the building getting extra work done, watching extra tape,” ISU head c o a c h P a u l Rhoads s a i d . “That has Rhoads inspired me and puts me in the kind of mood I’m in today.” Rhoads knows his positive attitude sounds a bit strange to most people. But he says everybody didn’t see the look on his players’ faces after the Oklahoma game, a game in which ISU dominated for a half until Jalen Saunders ran back a punt for 91 yards to tie the game at 10-all just before halftime.

The Sooners then exploded for 38 more unanswered points in the second half en route to a 48-10 win. “Because of the look I saw on our kids faces, the acknowledgement, the realization of exactly what happened after playing a team off their feet, arguably better than them for 30 minutes of football,” Rhoads said of his upbeat behavior. “I think it is a big step forward because this is an opponent we can attack this week in practice ... the mind, the work and so forth as we head into our final two games.” Senior safety Jacques Washington agreed with that statement. “We did some things right,” Washington said. “The biggest thing is when we do things right we can play with anybody and when we do things wrong we can’t afford those mistakes and try to play catchup. I think that is the biggest thing in what he is saying about confidence. “He’s saying, hey we were dominant in the first half up to that punt. I know we felt that way, too.” ISU (1-9) could be confident because of its hold over Kansas recently, as well. The Cyclones have won three straight games in the series and will be looking for their first fourgame win streak over the Jayhawks since 1986-89. Rhoads said his team still has confidence, but needs some affirmation on a game day. “It was affirmed for 29 minutes (against Oklahoma) then cut out of them with the punt return,” Rhoads said. “We were playing them. We were 10-3 and playing better than they were. Yeah, I think the mindset is still there to be confident and go win football games.”

Kickoff Saturday at Jack Trice Stadium is set for 7 p.m. SENIORS OUT: Twenty-one seniors will be appearing at Jack Trice Stadium Saturday for the last time, but at least three of those will not be able to play because of injuries according to Rhoads. Wide receiver Albert Gary, tight end Ernst Brun and offensive lineman Kyle Lichtenberg will not play but will be introduced with their parents prior to the game. WEST VIRGINIA TIME: Iowa State’s final game at West Virginia has been slotted for 3 p.m. and will be shown on Fox Sports 1. VAN DER KAMP TO SENIOR BOWL: Iowa State senior punter Kirby Van Der K a m p has been invited to participate in the 2014 Senior Bowl in Van Der Kamp Mobile, Ala. The game will be played on January 25. Van Der Kamp’s booming punts and pinpoint accuracy have been on display this year. The West Des Moines native has booted 17 punts of 50 or more yards this season, while pinning opponents inside their own 20 yard line 25 times. ——— ©2013 Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier (Waterloo, Iowa) Visit Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier (Waterloo, Iowa) at www.wcfcourier. com Distributed by MCT Information Services

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12 scores. He averaged 5.6 yards per carry in leading the team in rushing. Sobotka Stackhouse finished second on the Mount Ayr team with 89 total tackles, including seven solo tackles for a loss and two solo Stackhouse

sacks. He also recorded two interceptions, returning one 53 yards for a touchdown and recovered one fumble. Second team honors went to senior Hagan Willis, junior Lincoln Martin, sophomore Jed McCreary, junior Jake Ricker, junior Riley Weehler and sophomore Kyle Dolecheck. Willis was also part of the offensive line that paved the way for Mount Ayr’s rushing attack. Martin finished second on the team in receiving yards with 292 and led the team with five touchdown receptions.

McCreary and Jake Ricker earned second team honors as defensive linemen. Jake Ricker recorded 40 total tackles, including 10 solo tackles for loss and one solo sack. McCreary finished with 28 total tackles, including four solo tackles for loss. Weehler led the Raiders in total tackles with 105, including 15 solo tackles for loss and three solo sacks. Dolecheck broke the school’s single season interceptions record, finishing the year with nine picks. Earning honorable mention for Mount Ayr was Ja-

State (10-1) (Minn.) in first round action on Nov. 23. Fourth seeded Minnesota Duluth (10-1) will host fifth seeded Emporia State (9-1). Northwest will play the winner of Minnesota Duluth and Emporia State. General ticket sales will begin on Thursday at 8 a.m. both online and at the Student Services desk. Ticket prices are $10 for youth, ages three through high school. Adult tickets are $15. Standing room only tickets for all ages three and above are $10. Student tickets will be available Monday, Nov. 18, at 8 a.m. and can only be purchased at the Student

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through soccer, basketball, football, and baseball. He is the second-youngest of four sons of Bob and Lynn Irr of rural Creston. All four have been involved in multiple activities for Creston schools. “When you think about the time and effort that you put in to being an athlete you can’t help but have respect for the others that are striving for the same things,” he said. Growing up in rural Iowa, it was difficult to find competitive teams near his home, so Irr’s parents made a long drive several times a week to allow him access to highperforming teams. The sacrifice his parents made for him inspired Irr to dedicate himself to hard work, to lead by example, and to build relationships with the members of each team and treat them with respect. Irr has found that the Graceland soccer program helped him understand the relevance of good character. “It has taught me that soccer isn’t the only thing in life — academics, relationships, and helping the

community are just as important,” he says. The coaching staff, including Guillermo Sanchez and Bryan Courtney, emphasize the importance of the five core values in a variety of ways. Players attend study sessions to remain high-performers academically and help in the community to reinforce the value of caring for oth-

cob Taylor, Caleb Schnoor and Tucker Winemiller.

Pella Christian, Sr., LB; Cody Stackhouse, Mount Ayr, Sr., LB; Jacob Lietz, Colfax-Mingo, So., LB; Caleb Frye, Ogden, Sr., DB; Erik Freed*, Mount Ayr, Sr., DB; Grant Hoppes, Van Meter, Sr., DB; Dillon Bruxvoort*, Des Moines Christian, Sr., DB; Owen Haberer*, Ogden, Jr., P. Second team offense — Wyman Reed, Central Decatur, Sr., RB; Mason Howerzyl, Pella Christian, Sr., RB; Ben Flaherty, Van Meter, Sr., WR; Jake West, Ogden, Jr., WR; Grant Heineman, Ogden, Sr., WR; Hagan Willis, Mount Ayr, Sr., OL; Zach Arkema, Pella Christian, Sr., OL; Tresten Hagen, Ogden, Jr., OL; Ian Troll, Des Moines Christian, Sr., OL; Austin Delong, Central Decatur, Sr., OL; Lincoln Martin, Mount Ayr, Jr., Utility; Kolton Christle, Ogden, Sr., Utility; Bryce Godwin, Van Meter, So., K. Second team defense — Ross Wesselmann, Van Meter, Sr., DL; Jonathon Thompson, Ogden, Sr., DL; Jed McCreary,

Mount Ayr, So., DL; Jake Ricker, Mount Ayr, Jr., DL; Peyton Gilbert, Central Decatur, Jr., LB; Riley Weehler, Mount Ayr, Jr., LB; Jackson Webster, Des Moines Christian, Jr., LB; Ben Engstrand, Van Meter, Sr., LB; Colten Collins, Pella Christian, Sr., DB; Spencer Nelson, Ogden, So., DB; Kyle Dolecheck, Mount Ayr, So., DB; Kyle Palmer, Central Decatur, Jr., DB; Nate Haveman, Pella Christian, Jr., P. Honorable mention Van Meter — Colton Boswell, Sr.; Chase Wyant, Sr.; Brady Ladd, Jr. Ogden — Nick Ross, So.; Gyena Hansen, Jr.; Jared Adreon, Sr. Mount Ayr — Jacob Taylor, So.; Caleb Schnoor, So.; Tucker Winemiller, Jr. Central Decatur — Daniel Weir, Sr.; Russell Sinclair, Sr.; Peyton Pedersen, So. Des Moines Christian — Thomas Kinley, Jr.; Jonathan Weaver, So.; Zach Carlson, Jr.

won a game after trailing or being tied in the fourth quarter or overtime. Jared Bevins of Creston played fullback and tight end in his final game with the Storm as a senior. He now transitions into duty for the Simpson wrestling team as a 197-pounder.

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tournament on Dec. 1. There are multiple age divisions for boys and girls (third grade-adult) Cost is $40 per team (team up to five players), payable at the tournament, with a maximum of five players per team. Each division will be held if at least four teams are registered by Sunday, Nov. 24. Register via the following link: http:// form-749802/OrientMacksburg-3on3-BasketballTourney. For more information contact Katie Geidel at 641337-5061 ext 152 or katie.

Class 1A District 7 All-District (* — unanimous) First team offense — Brandon Brittain, Van Meter, Sr., QB; Cody Blackwell, Van Meter, Jr., RB; Austin Lentz, Ogden, So., RB; Trenton Wells, Central Decatur, Jr., WR; Luke West*, Ogden, Jr., WR; Logan Crawford, Van Meter, Sr., WR; Spencer Benton, Van Meter, Sr., OL; Mason Mercer*, Mount Ayr, Sr., OL; Dillon Delong, Central Decatur, Sr., OL; Andrew Vanderhaart, Pella Christian, Sr., OL; Jacob Sobotka, Mount Ayr, Sr., Utility; Jacob Brouwer, Pella Christian, Jr., K. First team defense — Parker Suckow*, Van Meter, Sr., DL; Joe Ricker*, Jr., Mount Ayr, Jr., DL; Peprah Danquah*, Des Moines Christian, Sr., DL; Marcus Foltz, Central Decatur, Sr., DL; Henry Haglund*, Ogden, Sr., LB; Zach VanZee,

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14 of 21 passes for 237 yards and two touchdowns for the Bearcats. Defensive end Collin Bevins of Creston had two tackles in the victory. Northwest has earned a first round bye and will host a second round game on Saturday, Nov. 30, at Bearcat Stadium at noon. Northwest (11-0) was the outright MIAA champion, securing the 25th title in program history. Minnesota State Mankato (11-0) was seeded second. Henderson State (11-0) (Ark.) earned the third seed and will host the sixth seed, St. Cloud

Storm rallies DECORAH — The 2013 Simpson football season came to a fitting end on Saturday. It was a season filled with twists and turns, big plays and clutch performances, and Saturday was no different. Taylor Nelson threw a 23-yard touchdown pass to Brad Vogel on 4th down with 1:45 left in the fourth quarter and the Simpson football team came from behind to beat Luther 28-21 in the season finale Saturday afternoon. The win marked the fifth time this season Simpson

Online viewing Southwestern’s match against Illinois Central in the NJCAA Division II Volleyball Championships at 2 p.m. Thursday can be viewed online at Southwestern’s web site: current-students/athletics/ volleyball/2271-spartansheaded-to-nationals.

SWCC Jamboree The SWCC Girls Basketball Jamboree will be held Thursday in the Southwestern Community College gymnasium. Each game will consist of two eight-minute quarters. The schedule: Riverside vs. East Union, 5:30 p.m.; CAM vs. Diagonal, 6:15 p.m.; Clarke vs. Lenox, 7 p.m.; ADM vs. AdairCasey, 7:45 p.m.; Nodaway Valley vs. Creston, 8:30 p.m.

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The Central Methodist player was wearing gloves when his shoe came untied, so Irr came to his aid and tied his opponent’s shoe. As an NAIA member, the importance of being a Champion of Character rings powerfully through Graceland’s athletic programs. The five core values of the Champions of Character program are integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship, and servant leadership. Head soccer coach Guillermo Sanchez understands the significance of these values. “The situations that happen in sports, those same situations will happen in the work force, in marriage, in life... As a coach, we use these teachable moments to help instill in our players that you are an athlete, but first you are a person.” Irr began playing competitive sports at age 6, and credits much of his character to what he has l e a r n e d Irr

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Lisa Brown of Corning receives diplomat status as a death investigator CORNING — Lisa Brown of Corning was recognized Friday at the annual Iowa Association of County Medical Examiners conference in Des Moines for achieving diplomat status as a registered medicolegal death investigator. This award signifies Brown has demonstrated proficiency in the specialized technical and investigative skills required of a death investigator and has passed the required examination to the satisfaction of The American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators. To obtain this achievement, Brown had to meet certain criteria in the death investigation profession such as 650 hours of death investigation and a rigorous list of competency skills that involved proving the proficiency of her technical and investigational skills in this area of expertise. To complete this status she had to also prove her knowledge by passing a written exam that included more than 250 competency and medical knowledge questions.

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Branstad says he won’t threaten to veto gas tax increase DES MOINES (MCT) — Gov. Terry Branstad said Monday that raising the gas tax is very unpopular among Iowans, but he is not following his predecessor’s lead and pledging to veto an increase if state lawmakers decide to send a bill to his desk next session. “No I’ve never said that,” Branstad told his weekly news conference. “That was Chet Culver that threatened that. I don’t operate that way. I didn’t threaten to veto it and I don’t intend to.” At the same time, the governor – who signed the last gas tax increase that took effect in Iowa in 1989 – said he wants to see if a bipartisan consensus can emerge among a number of alternative options being considered that would generate more constitutionally protected revenue from users of the transportation system.

“The goal would be over the next couple of months: Does a consensus develop around something or not? And, I guess time will tell whether that happens,” Branstad said. If an agreement emerges, he said he would include a recommendation on how to address a projected annual shortfall of $215 million for critical road and bridge repair needs during his Condition of the State address next Jan. 14. “So I’m just saying stay tuned, and you’ll see if I decide to recommend something or not,” he added. “It might be a situation where we don’t choose to recommend something, but we continue to work with the Legislature to see if we can develop a bipartisan consensus on something that can eventually pass.” Last week, Paul Trombino, director of the state

Department of Transportation, said he has had positive discussions with state legislators and stakeholder groups about possible options to generate more revenue to address critical transportation upgrades. However, he added that he is not at the point yet where he is ready to endorse any of the nine options he has put on the table for consideration that include increased fees and tax swaps. The list includes increasing the fee for new registration from 5 percent to 6 percent; applying state excise sales tax on dyed fuel sales, which are used in farm vehicles and not currently taxed for state road fund purposes; increasing the oversize/overweight vehicle permit fees; and eliminating the state pergallon fuel tax and replace with a state excise sales tax on fuel that would bring a 6

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Do earlier store openings undercut Black Friday? HACKENSACK, N.J. (MCT) — America’s biggest retailers are being accused of ruining millions of turkey dinners this year by opening on Thanksgiving. But the All-American tradition most at risk from the ever-earlier store openings is the shopping event that has driven U.S. holiday spending for the past 40 years — Black Friday. If more shoppers go to the stores on Thanksgiving, as is expected, with more than a dozen major chains opening on the holiday, Black Friday is in danger of becoming Blah Friday. The numerous Thanksgiving openings represent the first significant shift in the rhythms of the day since the 1990s, when the trend of opening stores before dawn on Black Friday became widespread. However, Black Friday, contrary to some pronouncements, is far from dead. It

was the biggest shopping day of the year in terms of crowds and dollars spent last year and is likely to retain that title this year. But the Thanksgiving openings could shift enough volume away from Black Friday to make retailers rethink the game plan for what many call the “Super Bowl of shopping.” Thanksgiving openings, analysts said, increase retailers’ costs because of holiday-pay benefits, and spread spending by consumers over an increasingly long, and labor intensive, four-day weekend. “The question always is: What do you do next? Start on Wednesday?” said retail analyst, Howard Davidowitz. The increasingly earlier start times “just don’t make sense, but the retailers have put themselves in the position where they have to do it,” by linking deals to specific times and trying to grab shoppers first.

Public notice THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT UNION COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF BERNADINE B. STALKER, Deceased Probate No. ESPR015615 NOTICE OF PROBATE OF WILL, OF APPOINTMENT OF EXECUTOR, AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS To All Persons Interested in the Estate of BERNADINE B. STALKER, Deceased, who died on or about October 26, 2013: You are hereby notified that on the 7 th day of November, 2013, the last will and testament of BERNADINE B. STALKER, deceased, bearing date of the 15th day of January, 2001 * Codicil dated March 22, 2013 modifies Article VI was admitted to probate in the above named court and that Dorothy McIntire was appointed executor of the estate. Any action to set aside the will must be brought in the district court of said county within the later to occur of four months from the date of the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of mailing of this notice to all heirs of the decedent and devisees under the will whose identities are reasonably ascertainable, or thereafter be forever barred. Notice is further given that all persons indebted to the estate are requested to make immediate payment to the undersigned, and creditors having claims against the estate shall file them with the clerk of the above named district court, as provided by law, duly authenticated, for allowance, and unless so filed by the later to occur of four months from the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of mailing of this notice (unless otherwise allowed or paid) a claim is thereafter forever barred. Dated this 7th day of November, 2013. *Designate Codicil(s) if any, with date(s) Dorothy Mclntire Executor of estate 2073 Hi & Dry Creston, IA 50801 Arnold O. Kenyon III ICIS PIN No: AT0004182 Attorney for executor KENYON & NIELSEN, P.C. 211 N. Maple Street, Creston, IA 50801 Date of second publication: Nov. 20, 2013

THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT UNION COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF DONALD M. SHAWLER, Deceased Probate No: ESPR015612 NOTICE OF PROBATE OF WILL, OF APPOINTMENT OF EXECUTOR, AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS To All Persons Interested in the Estate of DONALD M. SHAWLER, Deceased, who died on or about October 3, 2013: You are hereby notified that on the 1st day of November 2013, the last will and testament of DONALD M. SHAWLER, deceased, bearing date of the 6 th day of December, 1971 * First Codicil to Last Will & Testament of Donald M. Shawler, dated July 7, 1988 was admitted to probate in the above named court and that Patricia E. Iiams was appointed executor of the estate. Any action to set aside the will must be brought in the district court of said county within the later to occur of four months from the date of the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of mailing of this notice to all heirs of the decedent and devisees under the will whose identities are reasonably ascertainable, or thereafter be forever barred. Notice is further given that all persons indebted to the estate are requested to make immediate payment to the undersigned, and creditors having claims against the estate shall file them with the clerk of the above named district court, as provided by law, duly authenticated, for allowance, and unless so filed by the later to occur of four months from the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of mailing of this notice (unless otherwise allowed or paid) a claim is thereafter forever barred. Dated this 7th day of November, 2013. *Designate Codicil(s) if any, with date(s) Patricia E. Iiams Executor of estate 1205 NW 70th Avenue Ankeny, IA 50023 Arnold O. Kenyon III ICIS PIN No AT0004182 Attorney for executor Kenyon & Nielsen, P.C. 211 N. Maple Street, Creston, IA 50801 Date of second publication: Nov. 20, 2013

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