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Creston man in custody after morning manhunt By JAKE WADDINGHAM CNA staff reporter

A Creston man involved in a possible shooting in Adams County is in custody after a short manhunt near Creston this morning. Peter James Wiley, 32, last known address 908 W. Adair St., was transported to Wiley Greater Regional Medical Center to be treated for burns he sustained after fleeing his vehicle that caught fire on 160th Street west of Creston city limits.

Wiley’s charges are still pending at this time. This morning Adams County Sheriff released the description of a vehicle involved in a possible shooting. Creston Police Sgt. Eric Shawler identified a vehicle matching the description in Creston around 5:15 a.m. Shawler pursued the vehicle, driven by Wiley, until the car caught fire on 160th. “The driver got out (of the vehicle) and took off on foot while (he was) partially on fire,” said Creston Police Chief Paul Ver Meer. Creston Police and Union County Sheriff set up a perimeter where Wiley entered a field. According to a Creston Fire report, firefighters were notified of the vehicle on fire on 160th at 5:29

Branstad defends Juvenile Home decision DES MOINES (MCT) – The need to find appropriate settings that would better serve minors housed at the Iowa Juvenile Home trumped other considerations in the decision to secure alternative placements for the 21 youth currently residing at the staterun Toledo facility, Gov. Terry Branstad said Tuesday. Branstad said he believed the findings of a task force he appointed to look into conditions at the Toledo home signaled the need for a change of philosophy. The governor concluded the situation could not be tolerated and there was no need to put off the move to find more-appropriate placements for children who had been subjected to an institution with “significant” problems for a number of years. “It’s never easy and change is always a hard thing, but I think we’re doing what’s in the best Branstad interest of these kids,” Branstad said one day after the Iowa Department of Human Services announced that residents were being moved and lay off notices went out to the home’s 93 employees effective Jan. 16. “It’s been pretty well documented that they were not treated well, that they were abused, they were held in detention inappropriately, education was denied them, and this is something that cannot be tolerated,” the governor said. Rep. Dean Fisher, R-Garwin, whose district includes Tama County, said Monday’s DHS announcement caught him and the Toledo community by surprise, but Branstad said the focus was the needs of the children, “not the needs of the Legislature or the people who are employed or anybody else.” Fisher said he was “not at all happy” with Monday’s swift action, saying he believed an arrangement could have been made to keep delinquent youth housed at the Toledo facility under state care with a private provider brought in to care for those designated as children in need of assistance (CINA). Please see BRANSTAD, Page 2

a.m. Firefighters extinguished the fire, which resulted in a total loss of the vehicle. A pistol was located near the abandoned vehicle. Creston police officers Jayrd Merritt, Melissa Mower and police dog Minko located Wiley in the field behind a terrace after about a 45 minute search. A report from Adams County Sheriff Department is expected to be released late today. Wiley will be treated and released at GRMC and will be turned over to Adams County Sheriff. The Creston News Advertiser will continue to update this story as information becomes available online at www.crestonnews. com and in Thursday’s edition.


Creston firefighter Lee Freeman puts out a fire in a car after the driver, Peter James Wiley, fled the scene during a pursuit this morning on 160th Street. According to a Creston Fire report, firefighters were notified of the vehicle on fire on 160th 5:29 a.m. Firefighters extinguished the fire, which resulted in a total loss of the vehicle. Loss estimate is $1,500.

RAISE THE ROOF ■ Winterset woman goes from Des Moines surgeon to SWCC carpentry student.

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hat made 51-year-old Denise Mandi go from being a doctor in Des Moines to enrolling in Southwestern Community College’s carpentry program? “I needed a new challenge,” Mandi said. Mandi quit her job as section chief of foot and ankle surgery at Broadlawns Medical Center in Des Moines this year and became a SWCC carpentry student in August.

Change Mandi, who was born in Delaware, knew from a young age she wanted to get into carpentry. “I can remember when I was in, like, sixth grade, telling my dad that I wanted to be a carpenter,” Mandi said. Mandi “And, that conversation went somewhere along the lines of, ‘Over my dead body is my daughter going to be a carpenter.’” Instead, Mandi looked into architecture. However, no colleges in Delaware offered architecture, and it was too expensive to go to an out-of-state school. So, she picked mechanical engineering as a major. Then, because mechanical engineering was not what she had hoped, she changed her major. “I changed my major halfway through my senior year to biology,” Mandi said, “and went to medical school.” Mandi moved to Iowa to attend Des Moines University, a medical college, and became a surgeon. She did her residency


Denise Mandi, Southwestern Community College carpentry student, nails a piece of fiber board to a wooden frame when the SWCC carpentry students built two rooms for a Creston Fire Department’s training burn in October.

in Philadelphia, Pa., then moved back to Iowa and was part of the faculty at DMU. She then took 12 years off to raise her three sons before working at Broadlawns Medical Center in Des Moines from 2004 until she quit this year to attend SWCC. “I’ve always wanted to be a carpenter. My dad was a builder,” said Mandi. Mandi described herself as someone who, once her mind is made up, goes for it. “One time, I decided during that 12 years I was raising my kids, they had trouble getting a bus driver for their bus route,” Mandi said. “And, I just decided I’ll drive the school bus, and I did.” That mindset got Mandi into Southwestern’s carpentry program.

Carpentry Mandi started at SWCC in August, with an expected graduation in spring 2015. “I did a lot of research into these types of programs around the state and SWCC had the best by far,” said Man-

di. “It’s one of the only programs that still builds an entire home. And, we build one every year, which is awesome. I’ll get to build two homes while I’m here.” Even though she travels Monday through Friday for classes on SWCC’s campus, Mandi said she loves the program. “I love it. Love it. I’m learning so much,” said Mandi. “I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect. I expected that I would learn a lot about construction. I was familiar with terms, that kind of thing. I had used tools before, I had built tree houses and things like that with my kids, ... but never had worked from start to finish in new construction.” Despite being the only woman in the class, Mandi said she has never been singled out. “I’ve never really gotten that whole ‘you’re a girl, what are you doing here’ vibe. Never. They’ve (the instructors) been really awesome,” said Mandi. “I don’t think I had to really

Denise Mandi attended Des Moines University from 1985 to 1989 before moving back to the East coast for her residency, where she met her husband. “I was working first in Philadelphia and New Jersey at private medical practices there,” said Mandi. “And then, when we moved back here, I was faculty at Des Moines University for a little while.” She was at DMU from 1992 to 1995. Then, after 12 years of raising her sons, ages 22, 20 and 17, she went back to work in the medical field at Broadlawns in Des Moines. “I was a surgeon. I was section chief of foot and ankle surgery at Broadlawns. I was president of the medical staff. I was chairman of the Department of Surgery,” Mandi said. “I kind of accomplished everything I could accomplish in medicine.” Mandi and her husband plan to retire in Pella. Two of their three sons attend Central College in Pella, and the third, who will graduate from high school this coming May, plans to attend Central as well.

earn their respect any more than any of the guys did. They want to see what you’re willing to do, what you can do, what you know and how hard you’re willing to work, just like anybody else.” Still, that didn’t stop Mandi from making sure she could keep up with her classmates. “I’m a five-foot-nothing, 51-year-old woman. It’s kind of hard to keep up with these Please see MANDI, Page 2

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Deaths Alice Schaffer Corning

Alice Schaffer, 67, of Corning died Dec. 5, 2013, at Bergan M e r c y Medical Center in Omaha, Schaffer Neb. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at Pearson Family Funeral Service, 701 Seventh St., Corning. The Rev. Andrew Bardole will officiate. Alice was cremated and no visitation is planned. Memorials may be directed to the family. Online condolences may be left at www. Alice Kay (Madsen) Schaffer, daughter of Therma Rosalyn and Arnold Otto Madsen, was born March 12, 1946, in Fort Dodge. The family lived in Exira, before moving to Guthrie Center, where Alice graduated from high school in 1964. Alice’s first marriage was to Jerry Leroy Sheeder.

Harry Becker Creston

Harry F. Becker, 94, of Creston died Dec. 5, 2013, at Greater Regional Medical Center. A memorial service will be noon Friday, Dec. 13, at Pearson Family Funeral Service, 809 W. Montgomery St. The Rev. Dan Moore, St. John’s Church, will officiate. The chaplain’s prayer and taps will be provided by Theodore J. Martens VFW Post No. 1797. Inurnment will be at a later date in Graceland Cemetery. Open visitation will be 10 a.m. until service time Friday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at Harry Frederick Becker, son of Bertha (Rosenow) and Fred Becker, was born Jan. 14, 1919, in Creston.

After the divorce, Alice and her son Todd relocated to Corning. In 1971, Alice married Laverne Dean “Bud” Schaffer Jr. Alice and Bud divorced in 1980. During her years in Corning, Alice worked as a switchboard operator at Uarco, a bartender at the Retreat and a denture technician for Drs. Muschamp, King and Peterson. She also launched a number of businesses selling her original crafts. Alice is survived by her sons, Todd (wife Teresa) Sheeder of Lee’s Summit, Mo., and Mark Schaffer of New York, N.Y.; grandchildren, Lewis Sheeder, Megan Sheeder and Lauren Sheeder of Lee’s Summit, Mo.; sisters, Joan (husband Charles) Sorensen of Audubon and Nancy Madsen-Taylor of Lincoln, Neb.; former daughter-in-law Dr. Sarah Schaffer of New York, N.Y., and countless other relatives and friends. Alice was preceded in death by her parents, stepfather Joseph Andersen and ex-husband Jerry Sheeder. Harry attended public schools and graduated from Creston High School. After graduation, Harry worked in Creston as an electric motor repairman for several years. On Aug. 1, 1942, Harry was inducted into the United States Army at Camp Dodge. Harry served during World War II as a supply clerk with the 226th General Hospital, during the Rhineland Campaign. Harry attained the rank of Corporal and received his honorable discharge Nov. 14, 1945, at Camp Sibert, Ala. Harry returned to Iowa. Harry is survived by several distant relatives and friends. Harry was preceded in death by his mother in 1932, father in 1943 and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

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home in Afton. Services are pending at Afton Powers Funeral Home, 612 Joann Boyd, 91, of Afton died Dec. 10, 2013, at her N. Dodge St., Afton.

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2013, at Edgewater Nursing Facility in West Des Moines. Creston Services are pending at Irene Osborn, 93, former- Pearson Family Funeral Serly of Creston, died Dec. 10, vice, 809 W. Montgomery St.

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kids that are my kids’ age,” Mandi said. “But, you know, you slowly work up to it. I did P90X (workout routine) last summer so I wouldn’t be, you know, granny who couldn’t pick anything up.” Mandi, one of nine students currently building a house on South Elm Street, wants to focus on finish carpentry, which includes cabinetry, fine woodwork-

ing, joinery and any other carpentry where exact joints are important. And, she already has plans for 2014’s student-constructed house. “I actually talked to the Union County Development Association, to Wayne Pantini, and I’ve been given the opportunity to design the house for next year,” said Mandi. Flipping Mandi has been in the business of flipping houses,

which includes remodeling, for several years now. She and her husband have flipped four houses all over Iowa, including in Earlham and Moravia. But that business became professional in October when she started House Doctor of Iowa. “I had always intended to fix up old houses, flip houses, when I retired, and then I decided that I should probably fill in the gaps of my

knowledge and get really ready for that,” Mandi said. “I wanted to do it before I got too old to do it. So, I decided now is the time.” Mandi and her husband are currently working on fixing up a fifth house in Pella. “When I’m done with this program, we’re moving to Pella,” Mandi said. “Actually, the one we’re working on right now, we were going to flip, but we decided we really like the town.”

precipitated the decision to phase out the operation and lay off staff members currently working at the Toledo facility. He said the population of girls served in Toledo would have shrunk to four or five once those under CINA designations are moved to private settings, making it impractical to continuing operating the facility as it had been. Jane Hudson, executive director of Disability Rights Iowa, a federally funded organization that advocates for the disabled and brought allegations of inappropriate use of physical restraints and isolation rooms at the Toledo home to light, said her agency supported task force recommendations to move the CINA boys and girls to a

more appropriate treatmentbased facility closer to each youth’s community. She also said DRI supports the movement of the remaining girls to treatment-based settings that are licensed or accredited. “As our investigation progressed,” Hudson said in a statement Tuesday, “we realized that there were such extensive problems with the educational services, the ingrained correctional culture

and the excessive use of restraint and seclusion at the Juvenile Home that the state might eventually decide to close it down and adopt juvenile justice models that were more treatment-based and closer to the youths’ homes in order to promote family engagement and reintegration into the community.” —————— ©2013 The Gazette Distributed by MCT Information Services

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“I don’t think it was appropriate for them to rush to shut it down before the Legislature had a chance to act and have their say in the situation,” Fisher said. “I’m working with some of my colleagues to see what options we might have. It does put us in a deep hole to have to dig out of to try to reverse it.” The Iowa Juvenile Home and Girls State Training School is one of the largest employers in Tama County and the loss of $10 million in funding and 93 jobs would have a “severe impact’ on the local economy, Fisher said. DHS Director Charles Palmer said Tuesday the reality of a declining number of girls to be served at the home

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Schedule of driver’s license examiners: Bedford: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., treasurer’s office, Taylor County Courthouse, 407 Jefferson St. Corning: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., treasurer’s office, Adams County Courthouse. Driving tests on Wednesday mornings by appointment. Creston: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., treasurer’s office, Union County Courthouse, 300 N. Pine St. Driving tests Wednesdays. Call 782-1710 for an appointment. Greenfield: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., treasurer’s office, Adair County Courthouse, 400 Public Square. Mount Ayr: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., treasurer’s office, Ringgold County Courthouse, 109 W. Madison St. Osceola: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., treasurer’s office, Clarke County Courthouse, 100 S. Main St. Winterset: Monday through Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., Madison County Courthouse, 112 N. John Wayne Drive.


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Thursday National Association of Retired and Veteran Railway Employees Inc. Unit No. 54, 9 a.m., The Windrow. Blue Grass Optimist Club of Creston, noon, The Pizza Ranch. Kent Dinner Club, 5:30 p.m., Creston Family Restaurant, 802 W. Taylor St. Celebrate Recovery (a Christcentered 12-step program), 6 p.m., Crest Baptist Church, 1211 N. Poplar St. American Legion Auxiliary, 7 p.m., American Legion Post Home, 119 N. Walnut St. Gambler’s Anonymous, 7 p.m., Assembly of God Church, 801 N. Fillmore St., Osceola. Al-Anon, 7:30 p.m., Crossroads Mental Health Center, 1003 Cottonwood Road. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) open meeting, 7:30 p.m., St. Malachy Rectory, 407 W. Clark St.


Holy Spirit Rectory ReRun Shop, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 107 W. Howard St. Creston High School Alumni Association, 11:30 a.m., The Pizza Ranch, 520 Livingston Ave. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) brown baggers, noon open meeting, St. Malachy Rectory, 407 W. Clark St. No smoking. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 12 by 12 study, 7 to 8 p.m., United Church of Christ, 501 W. Montgomery St. Use east door. Narcotics Anonymous (NA), 8 p.m. open meeting, St. Malachy Rectory, 407 W. Clark St.


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Greater Regional Medical Center Waylon and Kylie Clayton of Creston are parents of a daughter born Dec. 4, 2013. Andie Kathleen Clayton weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Dellene Smith and Kathy and Jerry Goodrich, all of Creston, and John and Judy Clayton of Cromwell. Great-grandparents are Phyllis and Morris Smith of Creston. Siblings are Willie, 9, and Karter Clayton, 7. —————— Victoria Phipps and Jeff Ott of Greenfield are parents of a son born Dec. 5, 2013. Christopher Dewane Ott weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and was 19 inches long. Grandparents are Jennifer Schaecher and Ronald Schaecher of Greenfield, Teresa King and Jeff King of Creston and Chris Phipps Sr. of Des Moines. Great-grandparents are Ronald Ott of Arkansas, Maude Ott of Creston and Kenny Phipps Sr. of Lacona. Great-great-grandparent is Ruth Ott of Orient. —————— Ashlee Willets and Robert Kingery of Afton are parents of a son born Dec. 6, 2013. Kayn Michael Kingery weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 19 inches long. Grandparents are Barry and Tina Willets of Afton and Emilie Donehoo and Mike Kingery, both of Creston. Great-grandparent is Connie Dix of Phoenix, Ariz. Siblings are Corbin, 3, and Kasen, 2.

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Gay Anne Auten, 53, of Kent was charged with violation of a protective order at 309 S. Division St. 1:45 p.m. Nov. 26. According to a Creston Police report, Auten placed calls Nov. 24 and Nov. 26 from her cell phone to the cell phone of a person who has a valid protective order against her. Auten also had a third party contact the protected party. Auten was released on $300 bond.

Miscellaneous Information, 12:23 a.m., Sunday, North Walnut Street. Traffic stop, 12:46 a.m., Sunday, Summit Street. Possible OWI, 4:05 a.m., Sunday, Highway 34. Talk to officer, 8:16 a.m., Sunday, North Elm Street. Talk to officer, 10:24 a.m., Sunday, North Pine Street. Talk to officer, 11:13 a.m., Sunday, North Pine Street. Talk to officer, 11:42 a.m., Sunday, South Maple Street. Accident, 12:33 p.m., Sunday, New York Avenue. Suspicious person, 1:02 p.m., Sunday, West Taylor Street. Accident, 3:11 p.m., Sunday, Cottonwood Street. Domestic dispute, 3:44 p.m., Sunday, North Birch Street. Parking complaint, 3:51 p.m., Sunday, Grand Avenue. Welfare check, 4:13 p.m., Sunday, North Birch Street. Missing juvenile, 4:24 p.m., Sunday, South Pine Street.

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OPINION Life is so daily

BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. — If there is a prettier town than this, I don’t know it, Katrina scars and all. It is no wonder that when, at age 79, renowned Mississippi folk artist Alice Moseley first crossed the long bridge over the Bay of St. Louis and saw the town with its melon-colored houses, she decided she wanted to live here. And she did. For the last 14 years of her life. She didn’t just live here. You might say she did a Julius Caesar: She came, she saw, she conquered. The occasion was an art show. Miss Alice, late-blooming artist, sorting through many invitations, had chosen almost at random to attend. She had never heard of the town. She didn’t start painting till she was 60. She didn’t find her spiritual home till she was 79. Alice Moseley leaves more than a body of work.

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She leaves us with an example of how to live, loosening latent creativity, never giving up on happiness. She left that momentous art show to go home to Enid, Miss., just long enough to pack up her belongings from the house that she and her late husband, Mose Moseley, had moved, log by log, from Memphis. It once stood on the grounds of Graceland and was a gift to the couple from Vernon Presley, Elvis’ father. She never looked back. Miss Alice moved into a little blue shot-

gun house across from the historic Bay St. Louis depot, a building so quaint and engaging it was used as the centerpiece in a 1966 movie with Natalie Wood and Robert Redford called “This Property Is Condemned.” Her new hometown embraced the artist and her whimsical art, making for a perfect match. It’s fitting that the Alice Moseley Folk Art and Antique Museum, which outgrew the little blue shotgun, is now housed upstairs in that old depot, where Geralyn “Geri” Bleau enthusiastically shares the paintings and story with the public. “She died the year before Katrina, which might have been for the best,” Geri says. The thought left unsaid is the sight of her beloved Bay St. Louis leveled would have killed Miss Alice. The natural light upstairs in the depot gives the

place a perpetually cheerful look, and Geri is the perfect host. Despite her happy paintings with their funny titles — one is called “Three Sheets in the Wind” and features a weaving drunk with his moonshine jug as well as a literal three sheets hanging on a clothesline — Alice Moseley’s life wasn’t always petunias and picket fences. Her father shot himself in the head during the Depression. A young Alice found him. Soon after she married Mose, he lost his job. Alice took in washing to help pay the bills. While teaching English in Memphis, she took care of her mother, who had Alzheimer’s. Her last, artistically productive years in Bay St. Louis must have seemed almost carefree to Miss Alice. It must have been a gratifying period with pilgrims coming to meet her and to buy her work.

One painting’s title was inspired by a conversation Miss Alice had with the janitor at her Memphis high school. “You know, Miss Alice, life is just so daily,” he said. The painting depicts a sharecropper’s shack with a man picking cotton and a mule hitched to its wagon. The tracks of work never finished are evident. The title: “Life Is so Daily.” In Bay St. Louis, at least for Miss Alice, life surpassed “daily.” It slipped the bonds of the routine and became extraordinary. *** To find out more about Rheta Grimsley Johnson and her books, visit (c) 2013 Rheta Grimsley Johnson Distributed by King Features Syndicate

The Weather Channel reported record low temperatures HOLLYWOOD — God bless America, and how’s everybody? The Weather Channel reported record low temperatures out West along with the big chill in the South, Midwest and Eastern Seaboard. Power lines snapped in Nevada. It’s so cold in Las Vegas the hookers are getting an extra hundred dollars to cuddle afterwards. Obamacare architect Ezekiel Emanuel said Sunday you can keep your doctor if you can afford him. Everyone’s confused. Last night a movie customer keeled over into the aisle and the projectionist halted the film and asked if there was a bureaucrat in the house. President Obama kidded on Friday about how the presidency has aged him the past five years. It happens to all of them. Barack Obama was a youthful-looking man when he became president and today, if his hair was any whiter, the Tea Party would endorse it. President Obama flew to South Africa Monday for Nelson Mandela’s funeral. They’re glad to see him. Barack Obama always refers to Nelson Mandela by his tribal name, Madibah, and South Africans refer to Barack Obama by his rap star name, Biggie Premiums. President Obama was accompanied by Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter and George W. Bush to honor Mandela. You can’t make it up. Nothing says reconciliation like bringing along the governors of three former slave states to lecture the world about the evils of Apartheid. Los Angeles former Police Chief Bill Bratton agreed to be appointed New York’s new po-

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lice chief Friday. He did a little too good job in Los Angeles. The city is so quiet now the only noise you hear in an L.A. neighborhood at night is whenever Guatemala scores. The Centers for Disease Control issued a bulletin Monday urging Americans to get their flu shots with winter here. Public venues are taking extra precautions with flu-prone workers. Disneyland has give Sneezy so many shots he’s now known as Lenny Bruce. North Korea’s Kim Jung Un fired his uncle from the ruling cabinet Sunday. He’d been a calming influence on his nephew. Kim got rid of his uncle for womanizing, for using drugs and for reckless driving, leaving Los Angeles with the uneasy feeling that we’re next. President Obama went on the air Saturday to call for unemployment extensions and warned of dire consequence if Congress didn’t vote the money. It’s demoralizing after a while. You know you’ve been unemployed too long when beauty is only a light switch away. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition published a study Tuesday saying that women who drink moderate amounts of wine have healthier blood vessels. Drinking wine benefits women in two ways. It raises their good cholesterol and it lowers their standards.

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Funding the nation’s common defense Among the objectives named in the preamble of the Constitution, the Founders specified one of the primary responsibilities of governance for the newly formed republic is to provide for the nation’s common defense. For more than two centuries, the United States of America has protected its borders, people, international commerce and national security backed up by a civilian controlled military funded by the taxpaying public. Our system of checks and balances works to keep the military under civilian control. The Constitution specifies the president serves as commander in chief. The people’s branch appropriates and the executive branch spends money to provide for the Armed Services. This dual authority works to ensure the military serves, not subverts, we the people. Since our nation’s founding, policymakers have debated the merits of the size, scope and strategy of the nation’s military. Between the White House and Congress, presidents and lawmakers have used the strength of the U.S. military to maintain peace, protect and defend the blessings of freedom and provide for national security. Generations of Americans owe a debt of gratitude to those who have served in the Armed Forces, putting their lives on the line and often separating from their families to serve, defend and protect. Although the U.S. military serves a critical role in upholding the nation’s common defense, lawmakers should not issue blank checks to the Department of Defense. In fact, my longstanding crusade to protect the taxpaying public has exposed serious financial mismanagement at the Pentagon that undermines military readiness and exposes cultural, systemic flaws that weaken this critical institution of the federal government. Protecting the taxpaying public and providing for the nation’s com-

U.S. Senate Charles Grassley Republican

mon defense are not mutually exclusive. Too many people in Washington think that throwing more money at something will solve the world’s problems. Nothing could be further from the truth. As Congress works to dial back the spending spigot that has created a $17 trillion national debt, I am working to hold the line on overspending. As keepers of the public purse, lawmakers need to demand more accountability for each tax dollar, including defense spending. Although no one thinks the acrossthe-board sequester was the smartest way to hold spending to the level Congress agreed to live under, I reject the notion that there are no parts of the federal budget that can be cut and the only solution is to ditch the spending caps that have forced Uncle Sam to borrow and spend less of taxpayers’ money. For those who ballyhoo that the sky will fall if the Pentagon’s budget is trimmed further, I would direct their attention to the apparent shenanigans of the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS). What’s worse, the independent watchdog at the Pentagon may have schemed with DFAS and turned a blind eye to problems with the agency’s financial statements to snow policymakers and the public. One of my earliest crusades against government waste started at the Pentagon. At that time, a Pentagon maverick reported serious fiscal mismanagement and an astonishing waste of tax dollars. Remember the $500 hammers and $7,600 coffee pots? It’s been a few years since I drove my orange Chevette to the Pentagon from Capitol

Hill to track down answers about bloated defense budgets. Thanks to the courage and pursuit of the truth from a civil servant at the Defense Department, we succeeded in exposing fantasy financials that front-loaded the budget with massive, unaffordable programs. At the time, the Pentagon was flushing tax money down the drain with $700 toilet seats. His testimony at a joint congressional hearing helped lead to a freeze on the defense budget build-up at the height of the farm crisis in the mid-80s, sparing taxpayers billions of dollars. Ever since, I’ve championed all means necessary through oversight and legislation to hold the Pentagon accountable for the money it spends to uphold the nation’s common defense. As Abe Lincoln discovered during the Civil War, there’s no shortage of profiteers who troll federal spending for financial gain. Or in the case of the DFAS, allegedly fudging the numbers to mislead policymakers and protect its funding stream. It takes a tireless commitment to prevent the taxpaying public from getting fleeced. Sometimes it feels like paddling upstream, especially as the federal government has a record of using antiquated systems to track spending and prevent fraud. Rooting out waste, fraud and abuse is hard enough even with proper auditing tools.  So if integrity at the auditing shop in the Inspector General’s office is up for grabs, policymakers would have better luck finding a needle in an Iowa haystack than getting accurate numbers to make the right spending decisions. If this episode is a reflection of widespread “financial delusions” the DFAS conducts throughout the Pentagon, then Congress needs to tighten, not loosen, the purse strings until the Department of Defense can right its fiscal ship.

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BUSINESS/FARM H&R Block owner hosts open Edward Jones ranks No. 1 in national survey of financial advisers house, prepares for tax season For the 19th time, the financial services firm Edward Jones ranked No. 1 in REP magazine’s annual survey of the nation’s six largest financial services firms, according to Edward Jones. The magazine randomly selects financial advisers nationwide and asks them to rank their firms in v a r i o u s D. Johnston categories. Dick Johnston and Brad Johnston are Edward Jones financial advisers in Creston. “This honor is a testament to the enduring strength of our firm values, our trade offs and our partnership,”

said Jim Weddle. “We are guided by a clear mission to serve the serious, long-term B. Johnston individual investor and to provide the best career-long opportunity for financial advisers who take pride in their work and appreciate the importance of the work we do.” Edward Jones financial advisers gave the firm some of the highest scores in the technology and training category, scoring high above the other five firms in every sub-category, which includes the quality of technology, clarity and online access of client account statements

and ongoing training. According to, between Oct. 7 and Nov. 7, invitations were emailed to print subscribers and advisers from various firms in the Meridian-AIQ database requesting participation in an online survey. By Nov. 7, 2,333 completed responses were received. Financial advisers rated their current employers on 33 items related to their satisfaction. Ratings are based on a 1-to-10 scale, with 10 representing the highest satisfaction level. Edward Jones’ overall score was 9.5 out of 10 possible points. The firm scored top marks across the board, earning near perfect scores in overall ethics (9.8) and public image (9.7), according to

Lee Franck, owner of 12 H&R Block franchises including Creston, hosted an open house at the Creston office to show the updated setting of tax interview space and promote next year’s tax preparers. Making appointments and greeting the people will be new client service professional Beverley Post. She brings with

her many years of managing an office setting and working with the public. Glenda Marlowe and Jo Callison will be preparing taxes. Alma Graham, certified public accountant from the Corning office, will be in Creston three days a week to service clients accounting needs. Mickey Pope will serve as

operations manager. H&R Block is currently processing Emerald Advances, up to $1,000 for those who qualify, through Jan. 15. Tax appointments are being taken by calling 7825978. The office is currently open Mondays and Wednesdays. After Jan. 1, the office will be open Mondays through Fridays.

Adair County 4-H, FFA to weigh beef Dec. 27 GREENFIELD — Market beef weigh-in for Adair County 4-H and FFA members has been set for Dec. 27 at Adair County Fairgrounds in Greenfield. All market steers and heifers must be tagged and weighed to be eligible to exhibit at the 2014 Adair County Fair slated for July 16-20, 2014. Each youth may weigh and identify up to six head of market beef for the lead competition. The lead competition includes separate classes for market steers, heifers, and returning market bucket/bottle calves. Youths planning to exhibit in the junior feeder pen division may weigh up to six

head. If a youth is a member of both 4-H and FFA, they may identify that many head for each organization. 4-H’ers planning to show market beef at the Iowa State Fair or Ak-Sar-Ben must bring their animals to the weigh-in 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. Youths wishing to nominate for either of these shows need to notify Adair County Extension by Dec. 23. FFA members and 4-H’ers who plan to exhibit at the county fair only will be able to weigh animals 9:15 to 11:30 a.m. There is a $1.50 charge to pay for the ear tag for each market beef animal. The nom-

ination fee for Iowa State Fair will be $10 per head (includes ear tag). The nomination fee for Ak-Sar-Ben will be $5 per head. The 4-H beef project provides an opportunity for youths to learn basic animal care and management and recordkeeping skills. All animals are weighed in December so rate of gain may be calculated at the county fair. Rate of gain is one of the major factors in determining profitability in a beef enterprise. For more information about the 4-H market beef project or the weigh-in, call Adair County Extension at 641-743-8412 or 1-800-ISUE399.

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H&R Block employees attend an open house hosted by Lee Franck, owner, at the Creston office. Pictured front, from left, are Alma Graham and Beverley Post, and back, Glenda Marlowe and Jo Callison.


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Candy-cane cover Dear Heloise: I enjoy your column in the Omaha (Neb.) World-Herald. Here is a hint for LEFTOVER CANDY CANES. I make holiday cookies and use crushed candy canes in some recipes. Last year, I bought a box of 60 candy canes and had plenty left over. Instead of putting them out plain, I dipped the straight end in melted chocolate and let them cool off. After the chocolate dried, I put each into its original wrapper. The hook part was out, so the guest could pull out the candy without touching the chocolate. They were a hit, and looked festive and attractive. — Sue B. in Nebraska Your hint is a yummy money-saver, too! — Heloise WHAT TO USE? Dear Heloise: I am an avid reader of your column in the Mansfield (Ohio) News Journal. Heloise, I love to bake, especially cream pies, but I can’t find the ingredient cream of tartar at any grocery store. Do you know how to make a home version of cream of tartar for use in pie meringue? I would appreciate it. — Sadie R., Mansfield, Ohio

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Late Panther rally falls short in 55-49 loss By LARRY PETERSON CNA sports writer •


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Texas talk AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Athletic Director Steve Patterson said Tuesday that no decision has been made about the future of Longhorns coach Mack Brown. Texas released a statement by Patterson several hours after Orangebloods. com reported, citing two unidentified sources, that Brown will announce he is stepping down by week’s end. “We continue to discuss the future of Texas Football,” Patterson said. “Mack Brown has not resigned. And, no decisions have been made.” Joe Jamail, Brown’s longtime friend and attorney, told The Associated Press on Tuesday: “Mack Brown has not resigned.” He says Brown’s future with Texas is still up to the coach., a Texas recruiting website, reported that Brown denied the report in a text from Florida, where he was recruiting.

Kansas falls GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Scottie Wilbekin scored a career-high 18 points, Dorian FinneySmith added 15 and No. 19 Florida held on to beat No. 13 Kansas 67-61 on Tuesday night. The Gators bounced back from a buzzer-beater loss against the No. 9 Connecticut. Huskies and extended their home winning streak to 21 games. The latest victory came in the Big 12-SEC Challenge and surely will be meaningful when the NCAA tournament seeds are settled in March. Wilbekin, who injured his right ankle against UConn eight days ago, made 7 of 12 shots and added six assists. It was a much better performance than his last game, when he had more turnovers (3) than assists (2).

Serena Parker and Logan Ehlers proved to be a formidable pair inside for the Shenandoah girls in a 55-49 victory over Creston here Tuesday night. Parker, a 6-foot junior, and Ehlers, a 5-11 freshman, each scored 18 points for the 3-1 Fillies. Junior guard Sydney Nielsen, another 5-11 junior, added 13 points. The Panthers, falling to 2-3, made a charge in the fourth quarter to get within four points after trailing by as many as 14 (38-24) early in the second half. Junior Natalie Mostek, recovering from a concussion and saddled with foul trouble for much of Tuesday’s game, sparked the fourth-period run with three baskets in the final three minutes. Mostek finished with 12 points in limited minutes. Sophomore center Jenna Taylorhada team-high 13 points, Mostek including 7-of-8 from the line. The Panthers’ rally came during fullcourt pressure that rattled the Fillies for a time, and a zone defense that slowed Shenandoah’s inside attack. “I thought we did a good job of finishing shots in


Creston guard Chelcee Downing (10) dribbles past Shenandoah’s Jaime Runyon (23) during Tuesday’s game here. Downing made two 3-pointers in the first half and finished with eight points in the 55-49 defeat.

the first half, and taking good shots,” said Shenandoah coach Jon Weinrich, who gained his first win at Creston in six years at the helm. “Then in the second half they went to zone and we started showing some real poor shot selection. Especially when we were up. Give a lot of credit to Creston. They made a lot of shots in the second half and played hard. Number 44 (Mostek) really gave them a spark when she

came back.” Creston coach Larry McNutt said his team had a tough time making up the 30-19 halftime deficit, ending with 31 percent shooting from the field (18-of57). “We have to shoot better to make all of that up,” McNutt said. “The 2-3 zone helped. We have to do a better job of fronting the post player. Several times they got a baseline pass in there, which shouldn’t hap-

Panther boys first, girls second at Knoxville Teams split with Red Oak


CNA sports editor •

The Creston/OrientMacksburg bowling season got off to a successful start Saturday at the Knoxville Tournament, as the Pan-

ther boys won and the girls took second place. “Somewhat of a surprise,” head coach Ron Pendegraft said. “I knew we had the potential to do well, but it sure was nice to see the kids do this well this early.”

UNI escapes CEDAR FALLS — If you ignore the numbers, a University of Northern Iowa men’s basketball team desperate for a victory got exactly that as it scooted past Savannah State, 55-50, Tuesday night at the McLeod Center. However, Savannah State’s 0-7 record against Division I competition and 351 out of 351 rank in the RPI entering the game explains some of the Panthers’ frustration. After playing at home for the first time in darnnear an entire month, UNI (4-5) is moving on to Saturday’s premier non-conference matchup against Virginia Commonwealth.

Bryant scores 20 LOS ANGELES — Kobe Bryant is swiftly regaining his confidence and timing. His conditioning improves daily, and he’s already leading the Los Angeles Lakers in scoring again. Yet thanks to Goran Dragic and the exciting Phoenix Suns, Kobe still doesn’t have a victory. Dragic scored 12 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter and the Suns beat the Lakers 114-108 Tuesday night, dropping Bryant to 0-2 in his comeback. Bryant scored 20 points while playing 29 mostly sharp minutes in his second game back.


By placing first in the boys and second in the girls, Pendegraft said it was the best the Panther teams have ever finished at the Knoxville Tournament. “That’s the good news,” he said. “The bad news is that we left several single pins and nine-pin opens throughout the match. We have to get better at finishing out frames if we expect to be competitive at the regional and state level.” Darin Hatfield led the Panthers with a two-game series of 454. Also bowling for the Panthers w e r e Hatfield Chantz Davidson, Reece Kramer, Blake Eddy, Brett Cheers and Jacob Geary. Devon Eddy led the Panther girls with a series of 355. Joining Eddy on the girls team were Jenna Hayes, Emily Stults, Mackenzie McKinney, Madison Hance and Taylor Suiter.

pen if you’re fronting her. I thought Natalie came in and looked comfortable in the fourth quarter.” Unfortunately, another Creston player may have suffered a concussion Tuesday as sophom o r e g u a r d Taylor Briley hit her head on the court in a Briley

scramble for the ball and did not return after being examined by trainer Chris Leonard. Both teams are molded for the future. Shenandoah started three juniors and two freshmen, with two juniors the first players off the bench. Creston started a junior, two sophomores and two seniors, with a sophomore and junior the top reserves. The Panthers host Atlantic in a freshman-JVvarsity tripleheader Friday. Atlantic fell to 1-4 in a 56-39 loss to Red Oak Tuesday. “On Friday we’ll have a chance,” McNutt said. “We need to shoot better and rebound consistently. Tonight we rebounded well at times, but not enough.” In other Hawkeye 10 action Tuesday, DenisonSchleswig beat Carroll 5819, Carroll Kuemper Catholic topped Council Bluffs St. Albert 68-58, Lewis Central beat Glenwood 50-36 and Clarinda routed Maryville, Mo., 52-32. In boys action at Shenandoah, Creston won 94-67. Information on that game was not available at press time and will be published in Thursday’s News Advertiser.

SHENANDOAH (55) — Serena Parker 7 3-7 18, Logan Ehlers 5 7-9 18, Sydney Nielsen 5 3-4 13, Jaime Runyan 1 2-4 4, McKaya O’Neil 1 0-0 2. Totals — 29 15-24 55. FG shooting — 19-49 (38.8 percent). 3-point goals — 2-7 (Ehlers 1, Parker

Please see PANTHERS, page 9A

Division I Tigers double up Spartans, 78-39 By LARRY PETERSON CNA sports writer •

Marshalltown Community College got scoring from 11 different players and shot a season-high 54.2 percent from the field in routing the Southwestern men here Tuesday, 78-39. The Division I Tigers (7-5) were led by Mardic Green with 14 points. Marlon Williams scored all 12 of his points in the second half. Southwestern’s young Division II team struggled offensively, shooting 30 percent from the field including 26.7 percent (4-15) from beyond the arc. Marshalltown also held a 43-25 rebounding advantage. The Tigers bolted to a 20-8 lead on the way to a

32-15 halftime lead. SWCC coach Mike Holmes said it was a tough situation for his young squad against the size and athleticism of Marshalltown’s Division I squad. “They have those long athletes running around, and it gets you going faster than you normally go,” Holmes said. “It gets you a little bit out of your game, rushing some stuff. Defensively we were all right. We just couldn’t score.” Southwestern opens conference play at home Saturday against Clinton in a 3 p.m. tipoff.

MARSHALLTOWN (78) — Merdic Green 6 1-1 14, Mike Rodriguez 2 4-4 9, Tyrese Hoxter 4 1-2 9, Marquis Cunningham 4 0-0 8, Kenny Strong 3 0-0 6, Troidell Carter

Please see SPARTANS, page 9A

Red Oak


Creston/O-M sophomore Charley Parcher approaches the lane as she preprares to release a shot Tuesday during the Panther’s win over the Red Oak girls. Parcher bowled a two-game series of 318. She was one of four Panther girls to bowl a score higher than 300.

It was a short turnaround for the Panthers, as both the boys and girls varsity teams took on Red Oak here on Tuesday. The Panthers split with Red Oak, as the Panther girls posted a 2263-2138 win over the Tigers, while the boys fell 2777-2514. “It was a very inconsistent day for us,” Pendegraft said. “Good games followed by poor games or good frames followed by poor frames. This led to a frustration which the kids Please see BOWLING, page 9A


Sophomore center Jared Theis puts up a shot over Troidell Carter of Marshalltown Community College during Tuesday’s game at the SWCC gym. Theis had four points and a team-high eight rebounds in the 78-39 loss to the Division I Tigers.


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Area girls basketball O-M 41, Diagonal 30 DIAGONAL — OrientMacksburg picked up its first win of the season in a Bluegrass Conference showdown with Diagonal here on Tuesday, winning 41-30. Lisa Moss scored 15 points and shot 7-of8 from the free throw line to lead the Bulldogs, w h i l e S h a n - Moss non Eads added 14 points with 12 rebounds. Courtney Neal netted seven points and grabbed six rebounds. Shyla Waldhauser scored five points and finished with three steals for the Bulldogs. Katie Walter pulled down 10 rebounds. “We were two evenly matched teams in terms of numbers and talent,” Orient-Macksburg head coach Kim DeJongh said. “That made for a close game that was hard-fought. Katie Walter has been a recent addition to our team. She came off the bench and did a great job rebounding for us. Our girls did a nice job of hitting free throws.” Diagonal stats were unavailable at press time.

Murray 77, Mormon Trail 37 MURRAY — The ninthranked Lady Mustangs rolled to a 77-37 win over

Mormon Trail here on Tuesday. Murray bolted to an 18-3 lead after the first quarter and never looked back, improving to 4-0 for the season. Madison Gonseth had another big game for Murray, scoring a team-high 17 points and grabbing five rebounds. Megan Oswald added 15 points with three rebounds, w h i l e senior Kate Patton shot 6-of-11 from the floor for 15 points Patton with seven assists and nine steals. Courtney Siefkas also scored in double figures with 10 points. Shelby Myers added eight points with six rebounds. Deena Snyder chipped in five points and grabbed seven boards. “Balanced scoring this evening, as we had four girls in double figures,” Murray head coach Jerry Shields said. “Everyone was again able to get a lot of playing time, as we are able to get some of our younger kids some valuable exprience.” Murray returns to action on Dec. 17 at Twin Cedars.

Nodaway Valley 63, Lenox 31 LENOX — A pair of Nodaway Valley freshmen posted double-doubles in a 63-31 win over Lenox here on Tuesday. Paige McElfish scored 15

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points and grabbed a teamhigh 14 rebounds, while Josie Clarke added 14 points with 12 rebounds to lead the Wolverines to victory. McElfish finished just one McElfish steal shy of a tripledouble, recording nine steals. Junior Josie Carter also had another big game for Nodaway Valley, scoring 10 points with six assists, two steals and four rebounds. Riley Lonsdale added eight points, as did Christine Gross. “A very unselfish effort by NV,” Wolverine head coach Tom Thompson said. “Balanced scoring is again a positive, and we have cut our turnovers down each game. We are improving offensively, but need to improve on the defensive side. The girls are starting to play well together.” Aurora Arevalo led Lenox with six points and six rebounds. Taylor Foster added five points with four rebounds and two assists. Katie Dukes chipped in five points with four boards and Jacy Stoaks scored six points with five rebounds. “We have to do a better job of taking care of the ball,” Lenox head coach Mandy Stoaks said. Lenox falls to 1-3 and travels to East Union on Friday. Nodaway Valley improved to 2-2 overall and 2-0 in the Pride of Iowa Conference.

Murray 72, Mormon Trail 54 MURRAY — Murray used a balanced effort to pull away from Mormon Trail in the third quarter here Tuesday night, eventually winning 72-54. Four Mustang players scored in double figures, led by Andrew Rider’s 19 points. Rider added seven rebounds to go with five assists and three steals. Brayden Held netted 18 points with five boards. Sam Rockhold scored 15 points and also grabbed 15 rebounds. T r e y McHenry a d d e d 15 points Rockhold with three assists. Pat Kilmer scored five points. “We finally had a game that the starters were able to play pretty much a full game,” Murray head coach Darin Wookey said. “We were able to get the lead in the third quarter and maintain it into the fourth. Sam Rockhold played a heck of a game, getting 15 points and 15 rebounds. It was nice to be able to execute and develop some team chemistry tonight.” Murray improved to 2-1 for the season and 2-0 in Bluegrass Conference play. The Mustangs travel to Twin Cedars on Dec. 17.

Mount Ayr 54, East Union 50 AFTON — Mount Ayr held off an East Union

fourth-quarter rally to pick up a 54-50 Pride of Iowa Conference win here Tuesday night. The Raiders led 42-29 entering the fourth, but East Union outscored Mount Ayr 21-12 in the final quarter. “Our guys did a great job tonight of getting a good lead in the second half, but we didn’t close out the game with much confidence,” Mount Ayr head coach Bret Ruggles said. “We need to execute the game plan and keep the gas pedal down to help take those wins a little easier. We must make those tough shots and execute those late game situations.” Jack Jones scored a gamehigh 26 points to lead Mount Ayr. Nick Wurster added seven points, as Caleb Jones Schnoor and Rhett Murphy each scored six points. Kyle Dolecheck added four points, while Jacob Sobotka netted three and Jed McCreary scored two. Cole Campbell led East U n i o n with 12 points, w h i l e Trevor Barnett also got into double figures Campbell with 10. Jesse Akers pitched in nine and Sean Schmitz netted seven points. Dustin Hoyt and Mason Gossman each

scored six.

Nodaway Valley 58, Lenox 37 LENOX — Nodaway Valley turned an 11-point lead entering the fourth quarter into a 21-point final margin with a 13-3 advantage over Lenox in the fourth quarter of a 58-37 win here Tuesday. “Nodaway Valley took care of the ball throughout the night, while forcing 25 Lenox turnovers, including 19 steals,” Wolverine head coach Darrell Burmeister said. TJ Bower led the Wolverines with 24 points and 10 rebounds for a double-double, while Jackson L a m b Bower netted 16 points. Caleb Mueller added six points, while David Schweitzer and Delson Grantham each scored four points. Schweitzer and Zach Plymesser each finished with four steals for the Wolverines, now 3-0 for the season and 2-0 in the Pride of Iowa Conference. Spencer Brown led Lenox with 14 points and Caleb Lange added 10 points. Dawson Tullberg scored six Brown for the Tigers. Todd Stoaks chipped in four points and Frank Martinez netted three.

Morrison to coach in 2014 Shrine Bowl Creston/O-M head coach Brian Morrison has been named to the South team staff for the 2014 Iowa Shrine All-Star Football Morrison Classic. T h e game will be played at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 26 at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls.

The South team will be coached by Pella coach Jay McKinstrey. Joining Morrison as assistants will be Zach Pfantz of Ottumwa, Evan Groepper of North Polk, Eric Kellar EddyvilleBlaksburg and Keith Sietstra of Montezuma. The coaches have selected 46 players for each squad. Those announcements will be made later this winter. Head coach for the North team in the state’s 42nd an-

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PANTHERS: Continued from page 7A 1). Steals — 7 (Nielsen 2, Ehlers 2). Turnovers — 7. Team fouls — 14. Fouled out — none. CRESTON (49) — Jenna Taylor 3 7-8 13, Natalie Mostek 5 2-2 12, Camryn Somers 4 1-2 9, Chelcee Downing 3 0-0 8, Taylor Briley 2 0-0 4, Brenna Baker 1 0-0 2, Olivia Nielsen 0 1-2 1. Totals — 18 11-14 49. FG shooting — 18-57 (31.6 percent). 3-point goals — 2-5 (Downing 2). Rebounds — 33 (Somers 9, Downing 7, Taylor 6, Mostek 6). Assists — 11 (Downing 5, Baker 5). Steals — 8 (Somers 4, Briley 2). Turnovers — 18. Team fouls — 21. Fouled out — Downing. Shenandoah — 16 30 40 55 Creston — 12 19 30 49

JUNIOR VARSITY The Creston junior var-

BOWLING: sity ran away in the second half for a 51-33 victory over Shenandoah. The Panthers led 2718 at halftime and 38-30 after three quarters before opening up the final 18-point margin. “We finished well,” said Creston coach Mendy McCreight. “Our defense and boxing out were much better in the second half. We were able to get some putbacks.” Taylor Briley scored 13 points to lead Creston (13) and Sadie Jones added 11 points along with six re-

bounds and four steals.

Continued from page 7A

Creston (51) — Taylor Briley 13, Sadie Jones 11, Caitlin McIlravy 7, Lexie Little 7, Madison Callahan 4, Cammy Rutherford 4, Jessica Beatty 2, Becca Ross 2, Maria Mostek 1. 3-point goals — None. Free throws — 17-23. Rebounds — Jones 6, Beatty 3, McIlravy 3, Rutherford 3. Steals — McIlravy 4, Jones 4, Mostek 2, Beatty 2, Briley 2, Ross 2. Assists — Briley 1, Mostek 1, McIlravy 1, Jones 1. Team fouls — 19. Halftime score — Creston 27, Shenandoah 18. Shenandoah (33) — Abby Weigel 9, Macayla Stoaks 7, Brianna Holmes 4, Jaslynn Parker 4, Jordyn Lembrick 3, Chelsey Bright 2, Kensila Saner 2, Kylee Connell 2. 3-point goals — Wiegel 2. Free throws — 5-17. Team fouls — 20.

had a hard time trying to shake off, which in turn led to more inconsistency.” Four Panther girls bowled two-game series of more than 300 pins, led by sophomore Hance with a series of 350. Devon Eddy and Charley Parcher both rolled scores of 318, while Hayes rolled a 315. “Devon Eddy threw very well, but also had incredibly bad luck, leaving the 8-10 split six times in two games,” Pendegraft said. “Overall, a good outcome despite the ups and downs.” Suiter finished with a two-game total of 216 and McKinney rolled a 190 series. The Panthers held a 15171395 lead after the first round, and knocked down three more pins than Red Oak in the Baker Rotation. On the boys side, Chantz Davidson led the way with a consistent 387 series thanks to games of 194 and 193. Reece Kramer had the high game with a score of 207 and posted a two-game series of 379. Hatfield rolled a 349 and Blake Eddy finished with a 348. Cheers finished with a series of 303 to round out the scoring, while Geary rolled a 158. “For the boys, it was more of the same,” Pendegraft said. “Inconsistent shotmaking was very difficult to manage, and even though the scores were somewhat consistent, we never really

SPARTANS: Continued from page 7A 2 2-2 6, Terrell Clyburn 1 3-3 5, Raheim Holloway 2 0-0 4, John Johnson 1 1-3 3, Guilherme Verado 1 0-0 2 Totals — 32 12-17 78. FG shooting — 32-59 (54.2 percent). 3-point goals — 2-10 (Rodriguez 1, Green 1). Rebounds — 43 (Gatali 6, Holloway 5, Williams

5). Assists — 15 (Holloway 6). Steals — 14 (Johnson 3). Blocked shots — 2 (Clyburn 1, Cunningham 1). Team fouls — 10. Fouled out — None. SOUTHWESTERN (39) — Elliott Hamdeed 3 0-0 8, Mataika Koyamainavur 3 1-2 7, Matt Orchard 3 0-0 7, Larry Mason 2 0-0 5, Jared Theis 2 0-0 4, Dylan Tucker 1 1-2 3, Xavier Ortiz 0 2-2 2, Tanner Kellogg 1

0-0 2, Nikola Drobnjak 0 1-2 1. Totals — 15 5-8 39. FG shooting — 15-50 (30 percent). 3-point goals — 4-15 (Hamdeed 2, Mason 1, Orchard 1). Rebounds — 25 (Theis 8, Koyamainavur 7). Assists — 5 (Hamdeed 2). Steals — 7 (Hamdeed 2, Theis 2). Team fouls — 17. Fouled out — none. Marshalltown — 32 78 SWCC — 15 39

Cubs’ rotation in limbo at winter meetings By MARK GONZALES Chicago Tribune

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The Chicago Cubs are looking to add more than one starting pitcher — which may become necessary if workhorse Jeff Samardzija is traded. “We could well sign more than one starter,” general manager Jed Hoyer said Tuesday, shortly before Rakuten Golden Eagles President Yozo

Tachibana told reporters he was undecided on whether to post pitcher Masahiro Tanaka and expressed disappointment Major League Baseball has proposed a maximum posting fee of $20 million for the right to negotiate with Japanese free agents. While the Tanaka situation continues to drag out, one potential destination for Samardzija could have disappeared after the Diamondbacks traded pitching prospect Tyler Skaggs to the Angels in

a three-team trade also involving the White Sox. The Cubs met with the agent for Scott Baker, who didn’t pitch until September because of a lengthy recovery from reconstructive right elbow surgery that was performed before the Cubs signed him to a one-year deal last winter. ——— ©2013 Chicago Tribune Distributed by MCT Information Services

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Pictured are members of the Creston/O-M boys bowling team that won the Knoxville Tournament on Saturday. Shown are front row, from left: Reece Kramer, Darin Hatfield and Blake Eddy. Back row, from left: Chantz Davidson, Brett Cheers and Jacob Geary.

found a shot that we could hit time after time. Because of that, we did not score as well as I had expected.” The Panthers face a break in their schedule until Dec. 21 when they travel to Shenandoah.

Varsity Boys Varsity match totals — Creston/O-M: 1766-748— 2514; Red Oak: 1959-818—2737. High game — Reece Kramer 207. High two game — Chantz Davidson 387. Creston/O-M (2514) — Brett Cheers 151-152—303, Jacob Geary 91-67—158, Reece Kramer 207-172—379, Darin Hatfield 183-166—349, Blake Eddy 167-181—348, Chantz Davidson 194-193—387. Totals — 1766-748—2514. Baker Rotation — 138, 138, 162, 164, 141—748. Red Oak (2777) — Totals — 1959-818—2777. Baker Rotation — 149, 171, 190, 155, 153—818. Girls Varsity match totals — Creston/O-M: 1517-746—2263; Red Oak: 1395-743—2138. High game — Madison Hance 213. High two game — Madison Hance 350. Creston/O-M (2263) — Jenna Hayes 148-167—315, Taylor

Suiter 112-104—216, Mackenzie McKinney 99-91—190, Charley Parcher 140-178—318, Madison Hance 137-213—350, Devon Eddy 168-150—318. Totals — 1517-746—2263. Baker Rotation — 133, 178, 147, 128, 160—746. Red Oak (2138) — Totals — 1395-743—2138. Baker Rotation — 151, 138, 157, 169, 128—743. Knoxville Tournament (Full team standings were not available) Boys High game — Darin Hatfield 255. High series — Darin Hatfield 454. Creston/O-M (2783) — Darin Hatfield 255-199—454, Chantz Davidson 225-180—405, Reece Kramer 209-145—354, Brett Cheers 175-172—347, Blake Eddy 167-162—329, Jacob Geary 79-71—150. Totals — 1889-894—2783. Baker Rotation — 144, 136, 235, 212, 167—894. Girls High game — Devon Eddy 196. High series — Devon Eddy 355. Creston/O-M (2186) — Devon Eddy 196-159—355, Jenna Hayes 124-168—292, Emily Stults 107-151—258, Mackenzie McKinney 131-126—257, Madison Hance 110-139—249, Taylor Suiter 100-83—183. Totals — 1411-775—2186. Baker Rotation — 126, 143, 170, 152, 184—775.

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Letters to Santa Dear Santa, This year for Christmas I would like a I-pad mini, Nike vapor 2.0 football gloves, Nike Elites, Halo 4 for Xbox 360, Halo block set, Xbox 360 live gold meber ship, block ops two for Xbox 360, black berry phone, finally custom T and E live football gloves. Thanks your friend Ethan Freeman —————— Dear Santa, My name is Abby. I am 5. I have been very good this year. I would like purple earrings, toy dish drainer, pink scooter, nail art, a play fridge, barbie car and a pretend vacum. I will leave cookies and milk for you and a carrot for Rudolf. Don’t forget Ethan my brother. He is naughty sometimes but I love him. Merry Christmas! Abby Freeman —————— Dear Santa, I have been really good this year. I want an American Doll Bed with topping. and a computer. Thank you, Maylee Riley, Creston —————— Dear Santa, My name is Olivia Pellman. I’m 7 years old. I live in Creston. My mom would like a scarf and My dad would like a red car and My sister would like a Nerf crossbow. Please bring something nice for my brothers too. and I would like a elf on a shelf. and a sled The end Santa. Olivia Pellman, Creston —————— Dear Santa, My name is Kelsey! I am 7 years old! For Christmas this year I would like a elf on

the shelf, of movies I would like pitch perfect, elf and the movie Dicpiubol me 2. I would like in toys girl nerf guns, some barbies, lincoln logs, beats, a I-pad, I-pod touch. A samsung S4, boom boom balloon, twister. I have a baby sister that wants presents to. I think I have been a good girl the whole year! your friend, Kelsey Blazek, Creston —————— Dear Santa, I have been really good this year. I want a power wheels and a beard. Thank you. Tyler Riley —————— Remington’s Christmas List 1. nintendo ds 2. ds games 3. batman lego set 4. my own Christmas tree 5. horseshoe magnet 6. sweatshirt 7. jacket 8. lights for my tree and ornaments 9. Stegasaurus From, Remington Woosley, Orient —————— Christmas List 1. 3DS 2. got some papermate ruffley mechanical pencils 3. got some glitter for hair (3,4) 4. New Radio 5. Horse calander 6. Math book (Multpictaion, Division) 7. Diary of a wimpy kid books 8. Boxcar Children books 9. spamask (justice) 10. Blingles refill 11. own laptop 12. own phone 13. Remo to be good 14. Gymnastices books 15. new bookshelf got one 16. money

17. horse 18. Justice Handsantizers comes in a 4 pack 19. Wedge really bad 20. Wedge out of all of them 21. Wedge please please please! From, Shelbee Woosley, Orient —————— Santa, I would like a amercin doll, a zoomer and a kindle HD! Hey! Sant whar do you live up there? Is this a nuf writing? Sincerly, Shelby —————— Dear Santa, My name is Rey. I would like to thank you for the gifts. I would like a skylanders Giants bayblades, Ningo game for a DS LXED or legos. Thank you. Love, Rey, Creston —————— Dear Santa, Hi my name is Anjel. I want for Christmas skylanders Giants. I want to go to the north pole, DS XL 3D, lagos, bayblades, and a happy Christmas Sincerely, Anjel, Creston —————— Dear Santa, I want a nerf gun. From, Maddix Leppla, Creston —————— Dear Santa, I am excited for christmas. All I want for christmas is a Laptop. Love, Sydnie Strong, Creston P.S. hope you have a holly Jolly christmas —————— Dear Santa, Thank you for the vanity you brought me last year. I would like a computer that

is bigger than the pink small one. I would like sand art because I like to do crafts or projects. I hope you like your cookies and milk I hope you have a good Christmas day. Love, Bailey Wilson, Orient —————— Dear Santa, My name is Mason and I am 3 years old. I am so excited for Christmas this year! I have tried really hard to be a good boy this year. I would really like a fire truck and toy horses for Christmas. My favorite part about it is the Christmas tree in our house! I hope you will like the cookies we leave out for you this year! Merry Christmas! Mason Wilson, Orient —————— Dear Santa, My name is Keaton. I want to know how you get everything done in one night. I would also like to ask you to bring me Call of Duty 2 the video game for PS3. Thank you! Keaton, Creston —————— Dear Santa, My name is Ben. How many helpers do you have? Can you please bring me a new Monstaz by TY? Please and thank you. From, Ben, Creston —————— Dear Santa, Hi and how are you? I really wan’t an I-pod tuch for christmas! Have I been good? How are your elves? I hope you can find my house this year. I forgot the song about all your reindeer, but I know all the songs about rudolfe! Please write back soon! From, Will Bolinger, Clearfield

Make your baby’s first Christmas extra-special with a photo in our keepsake holiday section.

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CLARK'S TREE & STUMP Removal. Free Estimates, Insured. Call 641-782-4907 or 641- BLACK WALNUT 342-1940. MEATS, $6/pint; 641Miscellaneous 782-2367. HAVE AN ITEM YOU WOULD LIKE TO SELL FOR $50 OR LESS? INVESTING? PROMISES OF big profits often Advertise it one time (5 mean big risk! Before consecutive days) for you send money call free, call 641-782-2141 Iowa Securities Bureau ext. 239. (Private Party 1-800-351-4665 or the only, 3 item limit per Federal Trade Commis- ad). sion at 877-FTC-HELP LARGE CONTAINER OF for free information. Or misc. items to include: visit their Web site at cast iron tree stand; Christmas stockings; many indoor and outJensKnits door lights (some new "Countdown to in box); $20.00 for all, Christmas Sale" 641-782-8663. Dec. 7th, 14th, 21st. 500 New York Ave. MYSTERY NOVELS, Garage, 8am-4pm HARDCOVER and paperback, priced from 50 TO OUR cents to 10 dollars each; READERS good deal offered for Creston Publishing anyone who takes all, Company does not Call 641-782-7169. knowingly accept adCOMPUTER vertising which is in SMALL violation of the law. desk, $15.00; nice office We do not knowingly chair with arms, brown/ accept advertising tan in color, $20.00; that is fraudulent or 641-340-2654. has malicious intent. STAMINA STEPPER While we attempt WITH counter and to screen advertising timer, $50.00; small with potential of corner drop leaf table fraud, it is impossible $35.00; 32 in. Sanyo to screen all potential color TV (older style) problems. $25.00- will entertain We strongly en- offers also, 641-202courage readers to 8036, leave message if exercise caution and no answer. common sense, parGLIDER ticularly when dealing WOODEN ROCKER $50.00; rockwith unfamiliar comer/recliner $30.00; 641panies. 344-1480.

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Social Services Coordinator Creston Nursing & Rehab Center, a quality Care Initiatives facility, is seeking a full-time Social Worker to join our team. Qualified candidates will have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in social work or other human services field, good communication skills and a working knowledge of federal and state regulations governing longterm care. Visit us online to learn more and apply. Competitive pay and health

“Notice” As I have turned my Real Estate License into the Iowa Real Estate Commission, I will no longer be an agent at Stewart Realty. After 17 years I am going to try to retire again. Thank you to the many customers for your listings and purchases of property in and around the Creston area. A special thanks to Stewart Realty and the agents that I have worked with this past 17 years. It has been an experience.

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lusters of colorful grapes are traditional additions to many holiday tables. Whether they are used for a centerpiece, a garnish for the main course (think turkey, crown roast of pork, baked ham) or a “must” addition to a fruit and cheese plate, grapes offer beauty, flavor and freshness to the season. But there are many other ways to add grapes to special meals and party fare. The recipes included here are easy-to-make, beautiful and tasty examples of unique ways to prepare and serve grapes. Luckily, many varieties of fresh grapes from California are available throughout the holiday season and into January. For more recipes and serving suggestions, visit www.grapesfromcalifornia. com.

Grape Tuxedo Bites, 3 Ways Sometimes, the amount of cookies and other sweets served during the holidays can be overwhelming. Grape Tuxedo Bites 3 Ways are the exception. These three recipes, featuring white and dark chocolate, caramel, toffee bits, almonds and peanuts, are definitely rich, but because the center of each is a refreshing, juicy grape, they avoid being overly sweet.

Chocolate Toffee Grapes Makes 25 25 green or red seedless California grapes 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips or chopped semisweet chocolate 1 teaspoon vegetable oil 1/2 cup finely chopped toffee bits Put toothpicks into grapes, set aside. Line baking sheet with wax paper or parchment. In small double boiler, melt chocolate and oil together over medium-low heat, stirring until melted, about 5 minutes (or in microwave on high power 30 seconds, stirring once). Dip grapes in chocolate and then in toffee. Place on baking sheet lined with wax paper or parchment. Repeat until all grapes are used. Chill until set. Nutritional analysis per dipped grape: Calories 47; Protein .5 g; Carbohydrate 6 g; Fat 3 g; 48% Calories from Fat; Cholesterol 2 mg; Sodium 20 mg; Potassium 22 mg; Fiber .24 g

White Chocolate Almond Grapes Makes 25 25 green or red seedless California grapes 1/2 cup white chocolate chips or chopped white chocolate 1 teaspoon vegetable oil 1/2 cup finely chopped salted almonds Put toothpicks into grapes, set aside. Line baking sheet with wax paper or parchment. In small double boiler, melt chocolate and oil together over medium-low heat, stirring until melted, about 5 minutes (or in microwave on high power 30 seconds, stirring once). Dip grapes in chocolate and then in almonds. Place on baking sheet lined with wax paper or parchment. Repeat until all grapes are used. Chill until set. Nutritional analysis per dipped grape: Calories 48; Protein 1 g; Carbohydrate 4 g; Fat 3.5 g; 61% Calories from Fat; Cholesterol .71 mg; Sodium 17 mg; Potassium 49 mg; Fiber .5 g

Caramel Peanut Grapes Makes 25 25 green seedless California grapes 1/2 cup finely chopped salted peanuts 1/2 cup caramel bits or 10 unwrapped caramels 1 tablespoon heavy cream Put toothpicks into grapes, set aside. Line baking sheet with parchment. Place peanuts in small bowl and set aside. In small saucepan, melt caramel and cream together over medium-low heat, stirring until melted, about 5 minutes. Keep warm. Dip grapes in caramel and then in nuts. Place on baking sheet lined with wax paper or parchment. Repeat until all grapes are used. Chill until set. Note: You can also melt caramel in microwave. Put caramels in microwaveable bowl or glass measure and zap on high 30 seconds. Stir until smooth and zap an additional 20 seconds if necessary. Nutritional analysis per dipped grape: Calories 38; Protein 1 g; Carbohydrate 4.5 g; Fat 2 g; 46% Calories from Fat; Cholesterol 1 mg; Sodium 19 mg; Potassium 8 mg; Fiber .3 g

Set a sparkling table with frosted grapes Set amid a selection of other treats, frosted grapes make quite an impression. Delicate, but ever so tempting, these easy-to-make beauties are also a lovely garnish atop cakes and custards.

Frosted Grapes 2 pounds seedless California grapes, cut into 2- to 4-inch clusters 2 large egg whites, beaten or 1/4 cup pasteurized liquid egg whites 1 cup superfine granulated sugar Hold one grape cluster by the stem and brush lightly with egg whites. Transfer to rack set over wax paper, then sprinkle with sugar. Using fingers, turn cluster to lightly coat. Gently shake off excess sugar. Repeat with remaining clusters. Let grapes dry, uncovered, at room temperature, about 2 hours.

what’s cookin’ in almond The Almond Kipferl is a traditional cookie from the Pennsylvania Dutch which, I chose to dip the ends of each cookie in chocolate. With all the cookie recipes swirling around at Christmastime it’s sometimes difficult to find a cookie that stands out among the crowd. This sugar cookie, I believe, is one of them. Smakelijk eten! almond Kipferl - dutch crescents 1/3 cup butter or 1/3 cup shortening 1/2 cup sugar 2 egg yolks 1/8 tsp. salt

1/2 cup blanched almonds, ground 1 2/3 cups flour, sifted slivered almonds melting chocolate

Preheat oven to 350° and lightly grease a baking sheet. Cream butter or shortening until soft; add sugar gradually and beat until light and fluffy. Add egg yolks, one at a time, beating hard after each addition. Add salt, ground almonds and flour and mix well. (Dough could be crumbly) Take about 2 Tbsp. dough and flatten to 1/2 inch and form into a crescent shape, tapering each end. Place on cookies sheet and top with three to four slivered almonds. Continue this way until all the dough is used. You should get between 2 and 3 dozen crescents. Bake for about ten minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool on a rack for 2 minutes and then remove to wire rack. In the meantime melt the chocolate. Dip both ends of each cookies into the chocolate and place on waxed paper. Allow the chocolate to set and dry. soft almond sugar cooKie 2/3 cup butter, ever-so-lightly softened 1/3 cup shortening 1/3 cup sour cream 1 1/2 cups sugar 2 eggs 2-3 tsp. almond extract

2 3/4 cups cake flour 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 Tbsp. cornstarch 2 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. salt sugar sprinkles or turbinado (raw) sugar

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter, shortening, sour cream, and sugar until combined. Incorporate eggs and almond extract. In another bowl, sift together the flours, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture until fully combined. Chill the dough 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 350°. Prepare cookie sheets with parchment paper. Portion out the dough using a medium cookie scoop. Roll the dough into balls, then roll the balls in sugar sprinkles or turbinado (raw) sugar to completely cover. Place on cookie sheets. Using the bottom of a glass, press down firmly on the top of the cookie to flatten a bit (cookies will not spread much while baking). Bake 8-9 minutes, or until still very soft in the center, but not doughy. Remove cookies to a cooling rack. Makes about 3 dozen. Do not bake for more than 9 minutes as then the cookies will be over baked. One can also replace the 1/3 cup shortening for 1/3 cup sour cream making the total sour cream used at 2/3 cup. what’s cookin’ in kyp’s kitchen sponsored by:

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