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DOT broadens discussion on revenue sources By JAKE WADDINGHAM
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The Iowa Department of Transportation is widening the discussion of options to increase revenue for construction projects by suggesting a bump in new registrations for vehicles from 5 percent to 6 percent. This option is one of nine laid out by the Iowa DOT to encourage Iowa Legislature to consider a variety of options instead of focusing on raising the gas tax.
“This isn’t a recommendation and it’s not a legislative proposal,” said Iowa DOT Division Director of Planning, Programming and Modal Stuart Anderson. “The sole focus has been on gas tax. We want to look at other options as well as have a dialogue about it.” Iowans paid about $300.6 million to register new and used vehicles with the 5 percent fee. The increase to 6 percent would generate an estimated $60 million for road construction projects — the most effective of the nine plans suggested by the Iowa DOT.
M&M Motors’ Jack Davis understands the need to find increases for revenue, but worries the money won’t go to projects for all Iowans to see. “You never know what effect it might have (on sales),” Davis said. “If we have these increases, does the money go where they said it’s going to go or does it just go for raises.” Iowa has about 9,400 miles of road in the DOT system and about 4,000 bridges. Projects are programmed over five-year periods, so Stuart Anderson said it is dif-
ficult to say exactly where the next projects will take place. Rick Benson of Creston Automotive didn’t think it would impact sales, Benson but shared Davis’ concern and would like to see cuts in government spending to increase revenue instead of increasing fees. The Iowa Automotive Dealers Association’s 13-member board
is against the Iowa DOT’s suggestion for the fee hike. The association represents about 400 dealers, including M&M Motors, Creston Automotive and Stalker’s Chevrolet. “We are good-roads people and have always been a part of that coalition,” said the association’s President Bruce Anderson. “You have to have infrastructure to run on.” But Bruce Anderson said the Please see REVENUE, Page 2
More than 25 floats participate in the lighted Christmas parade Thursday evening in uptown Creston despite frigid, single-digit temperatures. Santa visits the depot and parade-watchers sip coffee and hot chocolate. See photos below. ■
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More than 40 people braved the cold Thursday evening for a short candlelight vigil in the Creston Livestock Auction parking lot in memory of T.J. and Nathan Frey, who died in a drowning accident near Creston Nov. 30.
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Santa and helpers Becky Cormeny and Angie Swedlund of Fansteel/Wellman Dynamics stroll down Adams Street during the lighted Christmas parade Thursday evening. Ellen Gerharz, Chamber of Commerce executive director, said more than 25 floats participated in the parade.
JOHANNESBURG (MCT) — Poverty would not entrap him, the vile system of apartheid could not destroy him and the bars of a jail cell were never able to imprison his awesome spirit and amazing mind. And although he has succumbed to death, not even the grave can entomb that extraordinary passion he had for his fellow citizens of South Africa and, indeed, all of humanity. Nelson Mandela, throughout his long, productive and inspiring life, refused to yield to hatred and racism, even though those evil forces were constantly unleashed against him. Despite his travails, Mandela he had a burning love for a country whose oppressive government showed no love or respect toward him — and millions of others who looked like him — for most of his life. The freedom fighter, a symbol of humankind’s resistance to tyranny and a Nobel Peace Prize winner, died Thursday at his home outside Johannesburg at the age of 95, surrounded by loved ones, while millions across his native land prayed not so much for a recovery but a “peaceful transition.” South African President Jacob Zuma said on hearing the news of Mandela’s death, “Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost their father.”
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Above, Suzanne and Skip Carlson of Afton scan the quilts at Quilts and Other Notions annual quilt show Thursday night before the lighted Christmas parade. Left, Evy Marlyn, 7, of Creston visits with Santa Claus at Creston’s Restored Depot Thursday to tell him what she’d like for Christmas.
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left, shovel brigade members include Mary Jo Borcherding, Barb Coenen, Lori Beck, Dee Buck, Teresa Pendegraft and Kay Ritter. This is the 10th consecutive year the shovel brigade — coordinated by the Chamber of Commerce — has marched through the lighted Christmas parade in Creston. CNA photo by KYLE WILSON
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fee increase is an unfair burden on Iowans. If a car is purchased by an out-of-state resident, the new owner would not pay Iowa’s registration fee to contribute to the fund. Bruce Anderson believes an increase in the gas tax would be more effective. He estimated 22 percent of Iowa’s gas sales come from out of state drivers passing through the state. Iowa DOT’s Stuart Anderson said the rapid increase of fuel-efficient vehicles and alternative fuel has led to a declining source of revenue. “The concepts we put
out there is to turn the discussion toward a growing source of revenue,” said Stuart Anderson. Bruce Anderson also worries about the aging of Iowa’s vehicle fleet. He said the average of vehicles in the state is 11 years. “People are wanting and need to get into new cars,” Bruce Anderson said. “It’s a reason not to buy a car (registration fee increase).” Despite the division of which option is best, Stuart Anderson is encouraged the dialogue of other options is taking place and hopefully encourages the Iowa Legislature to settle on the best option.
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And the world has lost a gentle warrior who was a mighty force for justice. People around the globe are in mourning for this giant of a public figure, who on his extraordinary journey taught us patience and persistence, love and understanding, forgiveness and reconciliation. After spending 27 years in prison, including 18 years on the desolate Robben Island, Mandela remarkably emerged without bitterness and with a determination that he would work to see a democratic, united South Africa that would not devolve into civil war. He joined with President F.W. de Klerk, the man who released him from prison and was his co-laureate for the Nobel Prize, in dismantling apartheid. A year after becoming the country’s first black president, a feat Mandela could not have imagined when he became the first member of his family to enroll in school, the government established South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. That panel was not set up to prosecute individuals
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and mete out punishment, but to discover the truth and begin the process of healing the nation. After leaving office, Mandela still spent much of his time raising money and awareness for people and causes all over the world, including joining the fight against HIV/AIDS, a disease that claimed the life of his son. He also worked to ensure other countries embraced South Africa as a member of the family of nations. This true citizen of the world has left us an incredible legacy, one that should be emulated. In 2009, on his 90th birthday, the United Nations declared July 18 as Nelson Mandela International Day and asked that each year people devote just 67 minutes to helping others. That’s compared to the 67 years Mandela had spent fighting for human rights. It would seem that that kind of observance would be the least we could do to honor the memory of this great man. —————— (c)2013 Fort Worth StarTelegram Distributed by MCT Information Services
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CEDAR RAPIDS (MCT) — Though their teeth may have been chattering, their message was clear. “Hear our voices, hear our rage, it’s time to raise the minimum wage,” about 15 members of local labor unions and community groups chanted as they marched in front of a trio of Cedar Rapids fast-food restaurants Thursday afternoon in 20-degree weather. The plan was to spend 15 minutes in front of Burger King, Wendy’s and McDonald’s on 33rd Avenue Southwest in Cedar Rapids to deliver a message of support for low-wage fast-food workers and raise the public’s awareness of the need to increase the minimum wage, SEIU Local 199 member Devin Mehaffey told the demonstrators. “If we make it that long,” he added. “It’s dang cold out here.” It was, but the message is heating up, according to Jim Jacobson, general counsel for SEIU Local 199. The demonstration in Cedar Rapids and another in front of the McDonald’s on Riverside Drive in Iowa City that drew about 40 people earlier in the day were among rallies in more than 100 cities Thursday. The rallies were organized by labor unions, faith-based groups and other organizations calling for a $15-an-hour minimum wage for fast-food workers who, according to Jacobson, increasingly are adults with families rather than teenagers earning pocket change
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Fast food workers and their supporters protest Thursday in Tampa, Fla. The Tampa rally was part of a 100-city strike organized across the U.S. seeking to promote a living wage for food service jobs.
after school. However, it’s also about more than minimum wage workers, he said. “When fast-food companies and the Wal-marts of the world drive wages down everyone suffers,” Jacobson said. “There’s not enough income there for those people to participate in the economy.” Plus, Jacobson said, low wages cost taxpayers about $4 billion a year to give lowwage workers access to food stamps, Medicaid and other public assistance programs. “That’s tax money that could be spent elsewhere,” he said. The campaign is called the “Fight for $15,” but even that may not be enough for minimum wage workers to make a livable wage, according to Jacobson. In Iowa, a single parent with child needs to make at least
$18 an hour “so they don’t have to make those choices between fixing the car to get to work and feeding their kids.” Critics of raising the minimum wage say fast-food companies will have to double the costs of burgers and other menu items, and will replace workers with technology that will allow customers to place orders on touch-screen kiosks, for example, The arguments against a minimum wage hike are the “same scare tactics we hear on everything,” according to Jacobson. “It doesn’t have to cost jobs,” the SEIU attorney said. Fast-food companies “make billions and billions of dollars a year in profits. They could raise wages a reasonable amount and still have good profits.” No representatives of the
restaurants targeted Thursday chose to speak about the issue. Calls to the Iowa City and Cedar Rapids McDonald’s franchise owners were not immediately returned. At Wendy’s on 33rd Avenue Southwest in Cedar Rapids, Director of Operations Greg Smith turned away demonstrators as they attempted to enter the building. They wanted to deliver a letter addressed to Wendy’s CEO Emil Brolick, who SEIU says earns $5.8 million a year. It was a company decision to deny them access, Smith said. —————— ©2013 The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) Visit The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) at thegazette. com Distributed by MCT Information Services
Iowa boasts some of the longest-serving elected officials DES MOINES (MCT) — As political consumers, Iowa voters are establishing a new standard for brand loyalty. Iowa has the rare distinction of having half its executive-branch comprised with three of the nation’s longest-serving elected office holders — Republican Terry Branstad as governor and Democrats Tom Miller as attorney general and Mike Fitzgerald as state treasurer. “I am not sure if that has ever happened,” said Audrey Wall, a Council of State Governments’ official who is managing editor for “The Book of The States,” a yearly publication with data going back to 1933. “It is unusual for half of the executive branch to be that long serving,” Wall said. “Without going back and just counting all of them, I would say that you do have a fairly unique situation. But as far as it never happening before, I couldn’t say that.” Branstad, 67 — a four-term governor, from 1983 to 1999, who came out of retirement to capture an unprecedented fifth term in 2010 — is the longest-serving current governor and is on track for the all-time record held by former New York Gov. George Clinton as the longest-serving governor in U.S. history. Clinton served from 1777 to 1795 and again from 1801
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to 1804. But part of his service occurred before New York became a state, Wall said, Branstad meaning Branstad will surpass Clinton on the all-time list if he completes his current term in January 2015. Branstad’s span in office would total 7,303 days — 19 years, 11 months and 29 days – at the end of his current term on Jan. 9, 2015. “Branstad has not officially announced his candidacy for 2014 but has already amassed a record of Joe DiMaggio-like proportions
that no one may ever break,” according to the Smart Politics blog at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Along with Branstad are Miller, 69, and Fitzgerald, 62, both in their eighth terms with plans to seek re-election in 2014. Miller’s time in his office spans from 1979 to 1991 and from 1995 to the present, while Fitzgerald has served continuously in eight terms dating back to 1983. “The thing about all of these guys is that they’re pretty low key in many ways,” said Iowa State University political science professor Steffen Schmidt. “They don’t yell and scream and they don’t pound on desks. They just kind of plod
along like a good plow horse and keep moving forward. “That’s pretty remarkable.” The trend carries to the U.S. Senate, where multipleterm Republican Charles Grassley is sixth on the seniority list, followed one notch behind by Democrat Tom Harkin. Schmidt said the common threads among Iowa successful candidates are that they do their due diligence in overseeing their duties, they travel the state meeting people and making their case and they aren’t flamboyant about it. —————— ©2013 The Gazette thegazette.com Distributed by MCT Information Services
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Todd Michael Murray, 19, 1107 E. Howard St., was charged with fifth-degree theft 6:37 a.m. today at WalMart, 806 Laurel St. According to a Creston Police report, officers were dispatched to Wal-Mart for a shoplifter. Upon arrival, they met with the store manager and saw video evidence that Murray took items he did not pay for. The items included three frames, two jumbo boxes of Tide laundry detergent, one bag of chips and one bag of potatoes. The total value of the items was $57.84. Murray was being held on $300 bond. —————— Joline Logan, 1001 S. Sumner Ave., reported her wallet was taken from her purse between 2:15 and 2:45 p.m. today at Wal-Mart, 806 Laurel St.
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Simple giving Dear Heloise: This is not a household hint, but a suggestion for the good-hearted people who arrange FUNDRAISINGDRIVES for worthy causes: Keep it simple. Make it quick and easy for donors to write and send their checks. Use a brief, easy-to-remember single word — two to three at most — that will easily fit on the line for “pay to” on checks. Avoid using an elaborate address that can’t be easily passed by word of mouth or has the possibility of mistakes. Arrange for a temporary post-office box. Sadly, a local cause is not receiving support because the name is much too long, with an equally lengthy address. Banks that set up accounts for donations need to realize the importance of simple names. Thanks for spreading the word. — Helen R., Manhattan, Kan. Happy to help! Your hints are spot-on and will help many charities, especially smaller ones, increase donations. Make it easy for your “customers,” and they will donate more! — Heloise SEND A GREAT HINT TO: Heloise P.O. Box 795000 San Antonio, TX 78279-
Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) For the next seven months, Mars will oppose your sign. This is most unusual. It means you will have to be more patient and tolerant with others. (You can do this.) TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Good news. You will find it easy to work hard during the next seven months. In fact, you will tackle so much work, you will be busy delegating to others as well. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You will be more involved with amusing diversions, sports events and competitions from now until the fall of next year. Parents must be patient with children. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Increased activity where you live is likely during the next six or seven months. However, be patient in order to avoid domestic strife or conflict at home. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) You might be argumentative from now until the fall of next year. Basically, this is because you identify strongly with your beliefs. (“I know I’m right!”) You also will be mentally active and curious. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Be careful not to get caught up identifying with your possessions for the next seven months. Guard against extravagance or unwise purchases. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) In a most unusual celestial event, fiery Mars will be in your sign until August. (It is usually there for about seven weeks once every two years.) This will give you enormous energy and drive! SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Secret dealings including illicit love affairs might take place for some of you in the next six to seven months. You’re definitely busy behind the scenes. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Competition with others, especially in group situations, will be likely in the coming year. On your mark, get set, go! CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Your ambition will be aroused from now until the fall of next year. You’re determined to go after what you want. Good; you likely will get it. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Many of you will make
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Hints from Heloise 5000 Fax: 1-210-HELOISE Email: Heloise@Heloise. com TRAVEL HINT Dear Heloise: I went on a two-week cruise and was shocked to discover how expensive Internet service was. A suggestion was to email messages onshore using free Wi-Fi at restaurants. But everyone else had the same idea! I decided to pay the ship’s fees for the smallest amount of minutes. I typed my messages as documents and then cut and paste them into email. Within minutes, I could log on, send my messages and be off quickly. No wasting minutes or money! — L.W., via email EMERGENCY INFORMATION Dear Heloise: In case of an emergency, we need to be prepared. My mother made a notebook in which she keeps important information for my brother and me that we might need. Insurance and
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loan information, a copy of her will, car title, etc. — anything needed in the event that something happens to her. It’s not a subject people want to talk about, but it is important to be prepared. Searching for that information is not what you want to be doing at a time like that. — A.S. in Texas Good advice! Take note, readers! — Heloise DRYING CAR Dear Heloise: For those who still wash their cars by hand, I thought I would share this helpful hint. It took me a while to figure it out, although it is common sense. When I am at the point of drying the top of the car, which is hard to reach, I open a door and stand on the side of the seat. — Adam H. in Illinois BEETLE BAILEY® by Greg & Mort Walker TOILET TURMOIL Dear Heloise: My son decided to throw one of his bath toys in the toilet one evening. Now we use only large toys in the bath. Even if you keep the toilet lid closed, for safe measure, toys that are not able to be flushed by mischievous kids should be the only toys in the bathroom. It would have saved my husband and me lots of money and headaches. — Penny in Florida (c)2013 by King Features Syndicate Inc. BLONDIE® by Dean Young
Horoscope a greater effort to travel and explore new ideas through higher education. In the month ahead, you will also defend your beliefs about politics, religion and racial issues. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Disputes with others about shared property, taxes, debt and inheritances might go on for months (until next fall). Get your facts right. YOU BORN TODAY You are highly individualistic, and, in turn, you are drawn to characters. You have an excellent
imagination and a fine mind. You’re also sensitive to the feelings and welfare of others. In your youth, you might be indecisive about your direction in life. You need time to determine this. Good news: The coming year might be one of the most powerful years of your life! Birthdate of: Noam Chomsky, philosopher/political commentator; Ellen Burstyn, actress; Jack Huston, actor. (c) 2013 King Features Syndicate, Inc.
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Colorblind care: improving health literacy among minority populations (BPT) — Achieving consistent quality of care regardless of a person’s race or ethnicity remains a critical goal for anyone with a stake in America’s health care system for improving health literacy - the ability to use and understand health information. “In the United States, life expectancy and other health status measures vary dramatically depending on factors such as race, gender, educational attainment, and ZIP code,” according to an August 2013 report in Health Affairs. Here are some sobering statistics: • Asian-American adults have much higher rates of stomach and liver cancer than non-Hispanic whites; • African Americans are 40 percent more likely to have high blood pressure than non-Hispanic whites; and • Hispanics have higher
rates of asthma compared with other populations. One of the solutions to eliminating these disparities is more effective communication about health care and health care treatment options, according to Tom Paul, chief consumer officer, United Healthcare. It is all the more important given the nearly 16 million minority individuals expected to enter the health care system as a result of the Affordable Care Act. More than 77 million adults in the United States experience what is known as “low health literacy,” which - especially among minorities - often leads to more frequent medical errors and avoidable hospitalizations, longer hospital stays, and over-- and under-utilization of medical procedures, according to Paul. For example, 65 percent of Spanish-speaking adults in the United States experi-
ence some limitation understanding and using health communications, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This is an issue, however, that affects all racial and ethnic groups. A University of Connecticut School of Business study estimates the cost of low health literacy to the U.S. economy in the range of $106 billion to $238 billion annually. There are many things health care companies can do to help mitigate these disparities and close the great communication divide. For example, culturally sensitive health resources and wellness tools, such as UnitedHealthcare’s Generations of Wellness - created to help African-American communities live healthier - offer lifestyle and wellness tips that can help improve health outcomes. UnitedHealth Group’s Just Plain
Clear English-Spanish Glossary provides easier-to-understand, Spanish-translated definitions of some 2,200 insurance, dental, medical and legal terms. Also, encouraging young minority students to pursue careers in health care to increase the number of multicultural health care professionals is vital. For example, United Health Foundation
recently awarded $2 million in scholarships to 175 students to help increase diversity in the health care workforce. A number of universities and medical schools offer cultural competency training work to improve disparities in the health care fields. The National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Office of Minority Health also offer a range of cultural competency tools. Addressing health disparities is a two-way street, one that will entail new, tailored tools and educational services that boost health literacy, greater cultural competence among health care professionals and diverse communities taking a more active role in their own health.
Not-so-sweet memories Willie Nelson crooned the love tune “Sweet Memories.” But the truth is that sweets and memories don’t go together. For the 105 million North Americans who have too-high blood sugar levels, memories are more likely to be swept away than sweet. And, according to the journal Neurology, even for people who have normal blood sugar levels (70-100 mg/dL fasting), high-normal levels dampen verbal recall more than lower-normal levels do. What does this mean for you? Your ability to learn and consolidate memories is affected by your diet, physical activity and stressmanagement choices. (Soon we expect a smartphone app and attachment that gives minute - to - minute blood sugar readings — you’ll know which foods and activities are protecting or damaging your memory!) So, to reduce your risk of memory problems, here’s a simple plan that’ll have you singing “Thanks for the Memories”! 1. Guard against midsection belly fat, which is linked to dementia, by eliminating the Five Food Felons (added sugars and sugar syrups, any grain that isn’t 100 percent whole, and saturated and trans fats). 2. Get up and moving — sitting down too many hours a day raises triglyceride levels, lowers good HDL cholesterol and triggers insulin insensitivity (a hallmark of Type 2 diabetes). Dr. Mike’s treadmill desk is one smart solution; so is walking for 10 minutes after every 90 minutes of sitting. And start a daily walking routine, heading for 10,000 steps a day. 3. Reduce your stress with 10-20 minutes of meditation using progressive relaxation,
Weekly healthy tips Dr. Mehmet Oz, M.D. and Dr. Michael Roizen, M.D.
mindfulness or breathing routines. Go to sharecare. com for more how-to information. FOODS BANNED THERE, BUT NOT HERE In 1972, George Carlin’s “Seven words you can never say on television” routine spelled out what wasn’t acceptable for the media diet of American consumers. Too bad Carlin isn’t around to cook up a routine on “Three food additives other countries ban but the Food and Drug Administration says are acceptable for American consumers!” 1. Ractopamine: This beta-agonist is used to increase meatiness in 30 percent to 50 percent of cows, hogs and turkeys raised in North America. Russia stopped imports of North American meats because of ractopamine residue, and 160 countries ban its use in livestock. Why? Beta-agonists in pork sickened hundreds in China and long-term consumption may trigger ADHD and chromosomal changes. Solution: Always opt for ractopamine-free organic turkey — and nix red meat; it boosts risk of heart disease, diabetes and premature death. 2. Brominated vegetable oil (BVO): Used to help sodas and fruit-flavored drinks retain their artificial coloring, brominate (a flame retardant) may cause neurological problems, changes in thyroid hormones and earlyonset puberty. It’s banned by 100 countries. Solution? Read beverage labels, and don’t buy ones with BVO
— and stick with no-sugaradded natural beverages, water and black coffee or even caffeinated water. 3. Olestra: A fat-blocker added to snacks like chips inhibits absorption of fatsoluble vitamins E, D, A and K and may cause dangerous declines in beta-carotene and lycopene levels. Canada and the U.K. say no. Solution: Reduce your fat absorption by eliminating saturated and trans fats from your plate; choose heart-friendly olive oil, walnuts, almonds and omega-3 fatty acids in salmon and sea trout. CAN YOU POSTPONE TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT (AND SHOULD YOU?) Many of the 27 million people in North America with osteoarthritis of the knee probably agree with Rod Stewart: “If God had meant for us to do yoga, he would have put our heads behind our knees.” But fortunately for old rockers and others who want to keep rolling along, you don’t have to accept the pain or physical limitations of knee osteoarthritis. Since 1997, the initial go-to treatment for knee OA has been injections into the joint of hyaluronic acid. Recently, however, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons declared that there isn’t proof of significant benefits. But a major new arthritis study found that hyaluronic acid injections improved comfort and function significantly, helping people postpone to-
tal knee replacement up to three years! So what’s the smart step for you? We bet the injections’ effectiveness depends on a few factors, including your weight, fitness level and nutrition. We suggest: Lose weight if needed (10 fewer pounds takes 30 or more pounds of pressure off each knee with each step). Eat an anti-inflammatory diet of lean proteins — especially salmon or ocean trout; if you can’t eat them frequently, take 900 mg DHA omega-3. And go for nine servings of veggies and fruit daily, only 100 percent whole grains, and no added sugars or sugar syrups. Start walking; add a few steps daily, heading for 10,000. Plus: 10 minutes of upper and lower leg muscle strength-building sessions three times a week. Then ask your doc about trying hyaluronic acid injections to see if they keep you singing Rod’s hit “Can’t Stop Me Now.” AVOIDING ZORRO’S (MRSA) MARK What daily risk do competitive high-school fencers face? It’s “touche” that’s perilous — but not because their opponent scores a point. Turns out contact with unsterilized equipment carries a serious risk of infection with MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), a nasty bacteria that can thrive on an unsanitized sensor wire worn underneath a fencer’s protective gear and passed around from team member to team member. Fencing isn’t the only sport where there’s this risk; MRSA is common in wrestling and football teams. It’s ended many NFL careers. Currently Tampa Bay Buc-
caneers’ guard Carl Nicks and kicker Lawrence Tynes are off the field because of MRSA. Anytime there is a chance of skin abrasions, physical contact and shared equipment and facilities, there’s a threat of MRSA contamination. The first sign may be a painful boil that requires draining; but unchecked, it can cause life-threatening infections in bones, blood, heart valves and lungs. So here are tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on how to make all locker rooms more MRSA-resistant and protect athletes from an opponent who doesn’t ever play by the rules: —Make sure adequate soap and hot water is always available. —Do not share towels, soap, clothes or jewelry. —Establish routine cleaning schedules for shared equipment. —Encourage athletes to report skin lesions to coaches. Ask coaches to assess athletes regularly for skin lesions. —Train athletes and coaches in first aid for cuts and abrasions, and recognition of areas/lesions that could become infected. TAKING THE PRESSURE OFF HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) may think his alter ego’s job-related physical exploits can protect him from high blood pressure. Think again, Ironman! A new study points out it’s leisure-time exercise, not physical activity at work, that helps lower your risk of HBP. Four hours of leisure-time exercise a week cuts your risk of HBP by 19 percent
compared with folks who don’t get any (that’s about 25 percent of North American adults). So even if you do physical work, put on your walking shoes (this will relieve a lot of stress) and stride at 100 steps per minute for 10-15 minutes; then increase your pace to 130 steps per minute for 2.5 minutes. Your goal is 10,000 steps daily. But to protect yourself even more (105 million people in North American with diabetes or prediabetes are at increased risk of HBP), here are four foods that’ll move you toward, or keep you at, our recommended BP level of 115/75. Eat two ounces of walnuts daily: After eight weeks you’ll relax blood vessels and reduce blood pressure. Sip beet-root juice: One cup of beet-root juice can drop your systolic BP (the top number) by around five points six hours after sipping the niacin-rich drink. Grab some raisins: A handful of 60 raisins contains 1 gram of fiber and 212 mg of potassium; both help control blood pressure. Flax your muscles: Study participants eating 30 g of milled flaxseed daily for six months saw systolic blood pressure fall by around 10 points and diastolic (the lower number) by around 7. *** Mehmet Oz, M.D. is host of “The Dr. Oz Show,” and Mike Roizen, M.D. is Chief Wellness Officer and Chair of Wellness Institute at Cleveland Clinic. To live your healthiest, tune into “The Dr. Oz Show” or visit www.sharecare.com. (c) 2013 Michael Roizen, M.D. and Mehmet Oz, M.D. Distributed by King Features Syndicate, Inc.
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Festival of Trees: This is a sampling of the decorated trees on display at American Home Design Center. All of the trees, wreaths and window swags are included in a silent auction to benefit Crisis Intervention & Advocay Center. The trees and wreaths will be on display until noon Saturday. CNA photo by STEPHANI FINLEY
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Sights and Sounds: Top, Leona Fry-Schnormeier, 2, of Creston, inches close to Santa Claus with the help of her grand-
mother Sue Basler for a high-five after she refused to sit on his lap. Above, from left, Mary O’Riley, Mitzie Cellan, Victoria Brammer, the Rev. Karen Norton, Judy Johnson, Betty Hudson and Ken Norton sing “Angels We Have Heard on High” during the the carolathon hosted at United Church of Christ (Congregational) Thursday. The carolathon was one of many events that made up Creston’s holiday celebration, “There’s no place like Creston for the holidays.”
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Mandela dies JOHANNESBURG — Nelson Mandela, who became one of the world’s most beloved statesmen and a colossus of the 20th century when he emerged from 27 years in prison to negotiate an end to white minority rule in South Africa, has died. He was 95. South African president Jacob Zuma made the announcement at a news conference late Thursday, saying, “We’ve lost our greatest son.” Mandela’s death closed the final chapter in South Africa’s struggle to cast off apartheid, leaving the world with indelible memories of a man of astonishing grace and good humor. Rock concerts celebrated his birthday. Hollywood stars glorified him on screen. And his regal bearing, graying hair and raspy voice made him instantly recognizable across the globe. President Barack Obama said the world lost an influential, courageous and “profoundly good” man with Mandela’s death. Speaking from the White House, Obama said Mandela “no longer belongs to us. He belongs to the ages.” “I am one of the countless millions who drew inspiration from Nelson Mandela’s life,” he continued. “And like so many around the globe, I cannot fully imagine my own life without the example that Nelson Mandela set.” Obama met with Mandela’s family earlier this year when he visited South Africa. But he did not meet with the ailing leader, who was hospitalized throughout the U.S. president’s visit. As South Africa’s first black president, the exboxer, lawyer and prisoner No. 46664 paved the way to racial reconciliation with well-chosen gestures of forgiveness. He lunched with the prosecutor who sent him to jail, sang the apartheid-era Afrikaans anthem at his inauguration, and traveled hundreds of miles to have tea with the widow of Hendrik Verwoerd, the prime minister at the time he was imprisoned.
No charges TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Nearly a year after Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was accused of rape by a female FSU student, the state attorney has decided not to charge the Heisman Trophy favorite. Thursday’s decision clears the way for Winston to finish the season with the No. 1 Seminoles. Willie Meggs, the state attorney for the Second Judicial Circuit, announced the move during a news conference at the Leon County Courthouse. Winston had faced felony charges after being accused of sexually assaulting the woman at an off-campus apartment on Dec. 7, 2012. “We’ve carefully examined all the evidence in this case and have concluded that no charges will be filed against anyone in this case,” Meggs said. Meggs and his office had been investigating the case for the past three weeks, and they interviewed the accuser about two weeks ago.
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Panther bowlers open season Saturday By SCOTT VICKER
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A Creston/OrientMacksburg team that has had an unparalleled amount of success opens its season Saturday at Knoxville. That team is the Creston/O-M bowling team. “We’ve been doing this 12 years now,” head coach Ron Pendegraft said. “We’ve had a state representative every year that it’s been sanctioned by the IHSAA or the IGHSAU. Every year. No other sport has done that. I know we’re young, but still, we’ve had a team or individual at state every year.” The Panthers are coming off a year in which both the boys and girls teams qualified for the state tournament. Last year the Panther boys finished fifth and the girls placed ninth at the Class 1A State Coed Bowling Tournament at Plaza Lanes in Des Moines. Both teams lost key contributors to those state teams. Gone from the boys team are Josh Sawtelle, Kenny Wynn and Jacob Wolfe. Graduated from the girls team are Shaylen Kipp, Anna Wilson, Emily Davidson and Emily Lange.
Returners Even with graduation taking its toll on the team, this year’s Panther squad is poised to have another successful season. Chantz Davidson is the
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Creston/O-M sophomore Blake Eddy prepares to release a shot during Class 1A competition at the State Coed Bowling Tournament at Plaza Lanes in Des Moines last March. Eddy is one of three Panther boys returning from a squad that placed fifth at state a year ago.
top returner for the boys team after leading the Panthers last season with Davidson a 194.7 game average and 389.4 series average. Junior Darin Hatfield averaged 157.8 per game and 315.7 per series last year, while sophomore Blake Eddy averaged 157.5 per game and 314.9 per series. Also returning for the boys team is Reece Kramer, who did not compete on
the varsity team last year, but was on the same level as the varsity competitors. “Reece was one of those guys, he could have bowled varsity last year, but we didn’t have room for him,” Pendegraft said. “He’ll be my four-spot.” Sophomore Madison H a n c e led the Panther girls last year with a 163.6 g a m e average and 327.3 Hance series average.
Senior Devon Eddy was close behind last year with averages of 161.4 and 322.7. Sophomore Charley Parcher averaged 133.3 per game and 266.5 per series. Jenna Hayes finished with averages of 128.8 and 257.5, while Mackenzie McKinney averaged 112.0 and 224.0. Also returning for the girls are Taylor Suiter and Alyssa Downey. “Taylor, she never bowled varsity last year, but I think she’ll probably be in that mix this year,” Pendegraft said. “I’ve got about four, five or six girls that don’t look too bad
right now. We’ll just have to wait and see how they come out.” Pendegraft said he has several kids competing to be on the varsity squads this year. “We have a bunch of new kids that show some pretty good promise,” he said. “We’ll just have to see who comes out of it. I would expect the other teams we are going to bowl against to be about the same level. A lot of kids graduated last year, not just from our team, but from other teams around here, too.” How the Panthers compete as a team this year will likely come down to how the newcomers come along as the season progresses. “As far as how we’ll do team-wise this year, we’ll be competitive,” Pendegraft said. “It just depends on those new kids that fill in. That will kind of tell the tale on how we do.”
A new twist has been thrown into this year’s schedule for the Panther bowlers, as the addition of Council Bluffs St. Albert to the Hawkeye 10 Conference has given the conference enough teams to sanction a conference tournament. The inaugural Hawkeye 10 Conference Tournament will be held Feb. 14 at Thunderbowl in Council
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SWCC bowling signs five Iowa’s shotgun deer season preview The Southwestern Community College bowling team, in its first season of competition this year, recently signed five athletes to form its inaugural team. Included are three former Creston/OrientMacksburg bowlers in Brodie Pingree, Anna Wilson and Kenny Wynn. Pingree graduated from C r e s ton High School in May 2 0 0 5 . He was a varsity letter w i n n e r Pingree for the Panthers in high school. Wilson, a May 2013 high school gradua t e , was a member of the varsity bowling team Wilson all four y e a r s in high school. She was named athlete of the month during her senior season. She is the granddaughter of Jim and Marsha Wilson of Creston. Wynn is a May 2013 graduate of Creston High School. He was a varsity letterwinner in Wynn bowling all four years of high school and claimed the individual title at the State Qualifying Meet in his senior season. He is the son of Kristine Wynn and David Wynn. Also joining the Spar-
tan bowling team is Jordan Armstrong, a May 2013 graduate from Nodaway Valley High School. Armstrong lettered in bowling three years for the Noda w a y Valley W o l verines. He was Armstrong a member of the National Honor Society in high school and finished in the top 10 for his class. Armstrong is the son of Russ and Cindy Armstrong of Greenfield. Lacey McClain, a May 2013 graduate from Lenox High School, also joined the Southwestern program. McClain was a varsity letterwinner on the Lenox g i r l s bowling team all four y e a r s McClain in high school. She was a member of the National Honor Society. She is the daughter of Bill and Dawn McClain of Lenox. Doug Davidson of Orient is the head coach for the SWCC bowling team. P r a c tices are Davidson underway and competition begins in December. For additional information about the Southwester bowling program, please visit www. swcciowa.edu/athletics.
By JOE WILKINSON Iowa DNR
Iowa deer hunters likely will step out into single digit cold Saturday, the opener for the first shotgun season. That’s closer to ‘typical’ weather than the balmy 30s and 40s last weekend. What better way to kick off the 60th anniversary of Iowa’s deer season, than by stocking up on hand warmers? Like many other wildlife species, deer were pretty well wiped out by European settlement and overhunting by 1900. Slowly recovering, there was still more than a decade of controversy before the first season was approved across 45 counties in 1953. With a herd estimated at 12,000-15,000 statewide, differing sides warned of not enough deer to warrant a season, or too much crop damage. Still, hunters took 3,782 in that Dec. 1014 season. Compare that now, to a yearly harvest of 115,000 or so; spread across several seasons and nearly four months in the fall and early winter. There is a lot more science, information and interest in hunting Iowa’s big game. That interest peaks, as about 140,000 shotgun deer season hunters head to the woods and fields; either Dec. 7-11 or Dec. 14-22. “Shotgun hunters account for more than half of Iowa’s deer harvest. Much of our deer management hinges on the shotgun seasons,” notes Tom Litchfield, DNR deer research biologist. That interest means money in the bank for a variety of businesses and conservation measures. The U.S Fish & Wildlife Service in its latest (2011)
outdoor recreation survey says Iowa deer hunters account for $197 million in retail sales. That supports 3,300 jobs. The state and local governments take in $21.4 million in fees, sales taxes and other sources. Another $23.5 million goes to the federal government. Most of that returns in the form of funding for wildlife and habitat protection and enhancement. Hunter success rates this year should reflect lower overall deer populations. Liberal use of antlerless tags for a decade have increased the doe harvest; thus reducing reproduction. Hunters should consult with property owners, to see if deer numbers are acceptable. It may be prudent to back off on doe harvest for a couple years. Another unknown, as more boots hit the ground, is the effect of Epizootic Hemorrhaging Disease (EHD). Landowners and early hunters report finding more than 1,000 deer carcasses, possible victims of EHD. More will turn up as shotgun hunters cover new territory. “With the season in its latest possible (start) scenario … most crops will be out,” Litchfield said. “Also, it could be colder. A lot of hunters like having a little snow on the ground, so the potential for that is higher, too.” Snow helps with tracking deer. Still, you need to be in the right place to begin. That’s where party hunting has advantages — and carries extra responsibility.
“Iowa’s hunting tradition has evolved with party hunting, in conjunction with drive deer hunting,” says Litchfield. “That enables shotgun hunters to be very effective in taking greater numbers of deer over a shorter time — important with seasons of only five and then nine days.” As you move those deer, keep the wind in mind. The deer do. “You don’t want to push deer into the scent of your blockers. Set them up so the wind is in their favor. Move the deer into a crosswind. Or have the wind at the back of the drivers,” suggests Litchfield. “It encourages the deer to move earlier and more slowly. Then, they are not running as they come by the blockers.” That means less chance of a shot going astray. With friends and family in close proximity, safety has to be your first concern. Blaze orange outerwear covering your torso is mandatory in shotgun season. More of it — gloves, a cap, coveralls — is better. The same advice that is repeated each year is good one more time. Know where your gun is pointing and know what lies beyond your target. 1953 … That First Hunt “I remember it was snowy and cold. I went with my father and some others, to a farm in Sioux City. It had quite a few deer on it. I had one of those regular (traditional) bows,” recalls a then-16 year old Des Moines youth. Six decades later, he tells me he would just as soon stay out of the spotlight. “I sat in a ravine with a lot of little trees and brush
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Bowling league scores PINE VALLEY Wednesday Night Mixed Nov. 27 Team Points 3 Hole Patrol 26 Bowtie Bandits 23 Retail Rejects 18 3 1/2 Men 18 Split Happens 18 Gutter Girls 5 High team with handicap: Retail Rejects, 2535 pins. High team scratch: Bowtie Bandits, 2041 pins. High scratch individual series: Justin Redding, 653 pins. Series 600 and over: Jason Merboth 651, T.J. Redding 639, Chantz Davidson 642. Games - men 200 and over: Justin Redding 229, 236; Jason Merboth 201, 212, 230; T.J. Redding 257, 212; Chantz Davidson 233, 222; Darin Hatfield 204.
TGIF League Nov. 29 Team Points Bushwackers 24 Pine Valley 22 TADA 21 Clausen Undergroiund 19 3 FIngers Deep 19 Eagles 14 WTF-O 12 Bye 0 High team with handicap: Clausen Underground, 2480 pins. High team scratch: Pine Valley, 2352 pins. High scratch individual series: T.J. Redding, 721 pins. Series 600 and over: Chad Sprague 605. Games - men 200 and over: T.J. Redding 215, 266, 240; JEsse Still 210, 209; J.R. Lett 202; Tom Redding 213; Terry Sprague 203; Chad Sprague 211, 209; Ben Moffitt 205.
Area boys basketball East Union 36, North Harrison 28 EAGLEVILLE, Mo. — Jesse Akers led a balanced scoring attack as the East U n i o n Eagles improved to 2-0 under firstyear head Akers c o a c h
Thad Tussey with a 36-28 win over North Harrison here Thursday. Akers led the Eagles with 12 points in the win. Cole Campbell and Trevor Barnett each netted eight points, while Mason Gossman and Sean Schmitz each recorded three points. Dustin Hoyt added two points for East Union. “North Harrison played zone for three quarters,”
Tussey said. “We found the gaps with passes to the post and drives from the perimeter for good attacks and free throw attempts. They went man in the fourth, being behind. We stayed patient against both. Defensively, good man-to-man defense held their top scorers in check.” East Union hosts Nodaway Valley tonight in a boys and girls doubleheader.
Henry Josey’s comeback from knee injury is a microcosm of Missouri’s turnaround By TOD PALMER
The Kansas City Star
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Two years ago, Henry Josey took a pitch and darted left toward the sideline. It would be the last time he’d carry a football in a game for 659 days. Last Saturday, Josey galloped 57 yards for a touchdown that put Missouri into the Southeastern Conference championship game one year after the Tigers finished 5-7. “It made me tear up, I’m not going to lie,” said Rex Sharp, Missouri’s head athlet-
ic trainer. “You can’t hardly script it any better.” It took three surgeries and up to 16 hours a day working with Mizzou’s training staff for Josey to recover from multiple ligament and meniscus tears in his left knee — an injury so bad that doctors told MU coach Gary Pinkel it was more likely to occur in a “car wreck” than in football. Not only has Josey made a comeback after missing the entire 2012 season, but so have the Tigers, who play Auburn for the SEC title on Saturday in Atlanta.
“Being where I am now I don’t feel like there’s anything that can break me,” said Josey, who still doesn’t wear a knee brace. “I feel like if God wanted to take it from me again, he’d take it from me. I don’t think a knee brace could save me from that.” After Josey was carted off the field on Nov. 12, 2011, teammate Will Ebner spent the next five nights at Missouri Orthopedic Institute, sleeping in a chair next to his Please see JOSEY, page 9A
Hy-Vee, MisFit CrossFit team up to sponsor ‘Hy-Vee MC Threes’ MOUNT AYR — The Mount Ayr girls and boys basketball teams, along with Hy-Vee and MisFit CrossFit, are pleased to launch an exciting new promotion for the 2013-14 basketball season — “HyVee MC Threes.” Hy-Vee and MisFit CrossFit will each donate $1 for every 3-point shot made by the Raider and Raiderette teams. The money will be used to purchase on girls bicycle and one boys bicycle, which will be given away next spring on National Bike to School Day (May 7, 2014).
“We are very excited for this project,” said Mount Ayr Hy-Vee store director Roger Townsend, “and we are pleased that Hy-Vee and MisFit CrossFit were able to team up with the Raiders and Raiderettes to make this happen. We are looking forward to a thrilling basketball season, as well as helping make Ringgold County the healthiest it can be.” MisFit CrossFit owner and certified trainer Chris Doster says that momentum is building toward better health in the local community.
“We are seeing lots of people in Ringgold County out walking and getting involved in all sorts of fitness activities,” Doster said. “We thought this would be a fun way to support the basketball teams and help a couple of young people on their path to better fitness.” Both Doster and Townsend encourage fans to come out and support the basketball teams this winter, and help cheer the Raiders and Raiderettes to hit a bunch of “Hy-Vee MC Threes.”
High school ratings Girls basketball (Records entering Thursday’s games) Class 1A — 1. NewellFonda, 1-0; 2. Burlington-Notre Dame, 3-0; 3. Colo-Nesco, 2-0; 4. Lynnville-Sully, 2-0; 5. Janesville, 1-0; 6. Ar-We-Va, 1-0; 7. Exira/EHK, 1-0; 8. Central Lyon, 0-1; 9. Murray, 2-0; 10. Stanton, 2-0; 11. Dunkerton, 2-0; 12. Northwood-Kensett, 2-0; 13. English Valleys, 2-1; 14. Harris-Lake Park, 2-1; 15. Belle Plaine, 1-2. Dropped out (previous ranking): Adair-Casey (11), Martensdale-St. Marys (12), Fremont-Mills (13). Class 2A — 1. Western Christian, 1-0; 2. Iowa City Regina, 1-0; 3. Manson-NW Webster, 2-0; 4. Cascade, 2-0; 5. Hudson, 2-0; 6. Fort Dodge St. Edmond, 1-0; 7. Hinton, 2-0; 8. North Linn,
2-0; 9. Dike-New Hartford, 1-0; 10. North Butler, 1-0; 11. South Central Calhoun, 2-0; 12. IKM-Manning, 0-0; 13. Lawton-Bronson, 1-1; 14. Iowa Valley, 3-0; 15. Des Moines Christian, 2-1. Dropped out: Panorama (14), Sumner Fredericksburg (15). Class 3A — 1. MOCFloyd Valley, 2-0; 2. Bondurant-Farrar, 4-0; 3. Mount Vernon, 2-0; 4. Red Oak, 0-0; 5. Williamsburg, 3-0; 6. Center Point-Urbana, 1-1; 7. Mediapolis, 3-0; 8. Nevada, 2-1; 9. Clear Lake, 1-1; 10. North Polk, 2-0; 11. Camanche, 2-1; 12. Unity Christian, 1-0; 13. Kuemper Catholic, 2-0; 14. Crestwood, 2-0; 15. Spirit Lake, 1-1. Dropped out: Garner-Hayfiled/Ventura (11), Clarke (13), PCM (14). Class 4A —1. Harlan,
1-0; 2. Lewis Central, 2-0; 3. Cedar Rapids Xavier, 3-0; 4. Dallas CenterGrimes, 2-0; 5. Sioux City Bishop Heelan, 0-0; 6. Perry, 1-0; 7. North Scott, 0-1; 8. Davenport Assumption, 0-2; 9. Winterset, 3-0; 10. Grinnell, 2-0; 11. Ballard, 2-1; 12. Mount Pleasant, 1-2; 13. Western Dubuque, 2-0; 14. Spencer, 1-0; 15. Waverly-Shell Rock, 0-1. Dropped out: none. Class 5A — 1. Dowling Catholic, 1-0; 2. Iowa City High, 3-0; 3. Waterloo West, 3-0; 4. Mason City, 3-0; 5. West Des Moines Valley, 1-0; 6. Des Moines East, 2-1; 7. Ankeny Centennial, 2-0; 8. Sioux City West, 2-0; 9. Cedar Rapids Kennedy, 2-0; 10. Ames, 3-0. Dropped out: Cedar Rapids Washington (10). (Source: Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union)
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Bluffs. “I think we’ll be competitive,” Pendegraft said. “I don’t have any expectations other than it will be fun. There will be a lot of people there for sure. That’s why I love to do it — get the kids out there and people cheering them on. It will be tough. It’d be nice to win the first Hawkeye 10 Conference Tournament, but we’ll see. We’ll give it our best.” The Panthers host five home meets this season, including the Panther Tournament on Jan. 18,
which will feature several area teams in competition. Pendegraft said he’d love to see more people out at the meets cheering on the bowlers. “Come watch them bowl,” he said. “I would really like to see more people come to these matches. It’s indoors, it’s warm, it’s exciting. You can sit and you can buy food. It’s a great place. Just come watch them bowl. These kids are good. I wish we could get more people cheering. We want more people here to yell and scream at the kids.”
After competing at the Knoxville Tournament on Saturday, the Panthers host their first home meet at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Panther Lanes.
Roster Boys — Darin Hatfield, Tyler Shepherd, Reece Kramer, Blake Eddy, TJ Patterson, Chantz Davidson, William Haugland, Brett Cheers, Jacob Geary, Sebastian Peterson, Anthony Walton and Josh Conour. Girls — Charley Parcher, Taylor Suiter, Michelle Islas, Jordan Phillips, Cheynne Bunner, Alex Miller, Emily Stults, Jenna Hayes, Livi Hartman, Devon Eddy, Ashley Knipfer, Mackenzie McKinney, Madison Hance and Alyssa Downey. Schedule (Home meets at Panther Lanes)
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to see what came along. It was hard to get a clear shot. The (first) arrow didn’t go the direction I wanted. Eventually, I got lucky.” And so came one of Iowa’s first modern season deer kills; perhaps the first with a bow. Up to 20,000 licenses
— at $15 each — were authorized that first year. In his book, “Whitetail; Treasure, Trophy or Trouble?” naturalist and author Larry Stone noted that biologists had estimated it might take a harvest of half the herd to keep the population in check. Still, there were post-season complaints from western
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roommate’s hospital bed. Ebner left only to attend classes or practice, becoming something like a nurse for Josey. “After the first day or two, I was able to do some of the minor things, like help put him in bed,” Ebner said. “I fed him with the spoon in my hand, brought him his meals and actually helped get him dried off when he showered — anything I could do to help him feel more comfortable.” Josey, then a sophomore, had ranked fifth in the nation with 1,168 yards and nine touchdowns in 145 carries. But now he Josey faced the prospect he may never walk without a limp again, much less play football. During the third quarter of Missouri’s 17-5 win against Texas on that November day, Josey said “he planted wrong” trying to cut upfield and felt the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee tear. He staggered and was bent over backward a half-second
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later as Longhorns cornerback Carrington Byndom arrived to make a tackle. Several more ligaments — the lateral and medial menisci and medial collateral ligament — ripped and his patellar tendon was torn in two. The next day, Missouri team physician and orthopedic surgeon Pat Smith reattached or stitched together all those shredded ligaments and tendons, except for the ACL, in the first of three procedures needed to fix Josey’s left knee. The rehab process started slowly, but Josey found support from Ebner. In 2009, Missouri’s coaches had paired Ebner, then a sophomore, with Josey, a quiet high school senior, during a recruiting visit. They’re both from “The Water,” a recruiting hotbed near Houston named for its location along the Gulf Coast. “He was really hard to crack,” said Ebner, who’s from Friendswood, about 30 miles from Josey’s hometown of Angleton. “He wouldn’t talk much, wouldn’t say any-
Public notice REGULAR SESSION November 25, 2013 The Union County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on Monday, November 25, 2013. The meeting was called to order at 9:00 AM with the following members present: Dennis Brown, Lois Monday, and Ron Riley. AGENDA: Motion by Monday and seconded by Brown to approve the Agenda. All voting aye, motion carried. MINUTES: Motion by Brown and seconded by Monday to approve November 18, 2013 minutes. All voting aye, motion carried. OPEN FORUM: No one spoke during open forum. RESOLUTION DISCUSSION: Karon Finn would like to see the board take on the responsibility of notifying the surrounding land owners, within a one mile radius, when an animal confinement goes up in Union County. Riley explained the steps that the Board goes through per the Iowa DNR regarding public hearings and notices to the public. ENGINEER: Steve Akes, Union County Engineer, presented and discussed the weekly maintenance activity report. HANDWRITTEN CLAIM/ CLAIMS: Motion by Brown and seconded by Monday to approve a handwritten claim to Sandy Hysell in the amount of $158.25 and to Kelly Busch in the amount of $80.23, both for mileage reimbursements. The Board also approved to pay claims 119302 - 119399. All voting aye, motion carried. 0001 GENERAL BASIC FUND ABC ELECTRICAL SERVICES, LLC...................................................457.94 ACS GOVERNMENT.................1,100.00 ARAMARK.......................................12.17 BNR CONSTRUCTION LLC...15,178.00 BROWN...........................................101.70 BROWNELLS, INC..........................15.93 CENTRAL IOWA DETENTION CTR..................................................355.40 CITY OF CRESTON...................6,913.82 COURTNEY....................................271.20 CRESTON AUTOMOTIVE INC...270.89 CRESTON PUBLISHING CO.......109.00 DES MOINES STAMP MFG...........26.70 ELECTRICAL MATERIALS CO.....................................................182.28 ENVIRON SYS RESEARCH INST.................................................800.00 FAREWAY STORES.....................369.07 FRANKLIN........................................90.40 GAUGER, SUE (SRG COUNSLING)..............................1,500.00 HEARTLAND TIRE & AUTO......298.71 HY-VEE INC................................1,988.00 IOWA CO ATTORNEYS ASSOC.............................................325.00 IOWA STATE SAVINGS BANK......9.63 KENYON...........................................34.10 LES NELSON INVESTMENTS....584.19 M & M MOTORS...........................961.95 MAIL SERVICES LLC..................533.91 MATT PARROTT AND SONS.......79.38 MILLER...........................................311.30 MULLIN............................................90.40 NISSLY............................................136.00 OFFICE MACHINES COMPANY INC.....................................................91.99 PJGREUFE & ASSOCIATES.....1,150.00
Iowa that too many had been killed. Iowans disagreed back then, too! The Iowa Conservation Commission spent several years ironing out whether REGULAR SESSION to offer hunting as a deer November 25, 2013 control inBoard certain arThe Uniontool County of Supervisors met in regular sessionsustained on Monday, eas or to provide November 25, 2013. The meeting was called to order Over at 9:00 AM the folhunting. thewithyears, lowing members present: Dennis Brown, theMonday, Commission Lois and Ron Riley. and its AGENDA: Motion and successor, the by Monday Departseconded by Brown to approve the Agen-
da. All voting aye, motion carried. MINUTES: Motion by Brown and seconded by Monday to approve November 18, 2013 minutes. All voting aye, motion carried. OPEN FORUM: No one spoke during open forum. RESOLUTION DISCUSSION: Karon Finn would like to see we the board thing, but eventually hit take on the responsibility of notifying the it off and opened up to surrounding land owners, within each a one mile radius, animal confinement other a when littleanbit that weekgoes up in Union County. Riley explained end.” the steps that the Board goes through per the When Iowa DNRJosey regarding public hearings picked MU, and notices to the public. they became friends and then ENGINEER: Steve Akes, Union County Engineer, presented and discussed roommates in May 2011. the weekly maintenance activity report. 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Each year, adjustMILLER...........................................311.30 MULLIN............................................90.40 ments are made; be they NISSLY............................................136.00 ‘buckMACHINES only’ tags, adjusting OFFICE COMPANY INC.....................................................91.99 county by county antlerPJGREUFE & ASSOCIATES.....1,150.00 RINGGOLD CO SHERIFFS less quotas, adding or susOFFICE.........................................3,040.00 pending short ‘bonus’ seaRUSSELL........................................101.70 SHRED-IT USA - DES MOINES....50.00 sons or LAMP otherINC..................354.84 fine tuning. SUPERIOR THATCHER....................................271.20 And it started with a 16 THOMSON REUTERS- WEST.....364.00 year CO oldLECkid, sitting on a UNION FUND..............3,292.66 UNION CNTY DEVLPMENT cold, snowy hillside. ASSOC.............................................250.00 WADDELL........................................90.40 WALKER.........................................365.90 WHITE.............................................180.43 WINDSTREAM................................46.93 0001 GENERAL BASIC FUND TTL: ..........................................42,757.12 0002 GENERAL SUPPLEMENTAL A RIFKIN COMPANY................1,307.23 CITY OF CRESTON...................1,958.81 was a little frustrated.” IOWA WORKFORCE DEVLOPMENT...........................2,459.25 Sharp and Smith decided a KILGORE S RENTAL CARS........159.50 second surgery was needed, NEW LORIMORIAN........................64.00 0002 GNERAL SUPPLEMNTL an arthroscopic procedure to TTL: .............................................5,948.79 break up the scar tissue. FUND 0010 MH-DD SERVICES CAROL CLARK ATTRNEY Ebner believes theAT setback LAW.................................................268.90 of needing another surgery EYERLY-BALL MENTL HLTH SERV................................................130.00 four months after the injury INNOVATIVE INDUSTRIES....5,632.87 was the hardest for Josey. IOWA FOCUS...................................40.00 JENNIE EDMUNDSON “He was kind of in the HOSPITAL...................................3,790.00 dumps, because he was in so RUSSELL........................................400.10 SWANSON........................................40.87 much pain and it was such UNION COUNTY SHERIFF.........990.95 a long process,” Ebner 0010 MH-DD SERVICES FUND said. TTL: ..........................................11,293.69 “I think it just wore him out 0011 RURAL SERVICES BASIC mentally, but it was always in ALLIANT ENERGY.........................33.94 FORREST WHITE TRUST............400.00 the back of his mind that he HUSBAND......................................118.09 TUSSEY...........................................100.00 was going to get back on the WINDSTREAM..............................121.85 field, regardless how low 0011 RURL SERVICESof BASIC TTL: ................................................773.88 he got.” 0020 SECONDARY ROAD FUND Josey’s doctors weren’t as ALLIANT ENERGY.......................748.84 DENCO CORP...........................43,067.04 confident. ENVIRON SYS RESEARCH “There were some days INST.................................................400.00 G&K SERVICES...............................40.00 that were pretty dark for a lot HALLETT MATERIALS............1,363.67 of us,” Sharp said. “I know it IOWA PRISON INDUSTRIES......220.33 JIM'S TRUCK REPAIR....................75.00 was for me, and I’ve dealt with MASTER BURN.............................160.06 injuries for 30 years. I care so OFFICE MACHINES COMPANY INC.....................................................48.48 much about these kids, and PERU QUARRY INC..................2,789.22 TECHS INC.....................59.96 SERVICE him in particular. T & S INDUSTRIES INC...................6.96 “Football was the farthest U S CELLULAR...............................57.47 WINDSTREAM..............................396.35 thing from my mind when 0020 SCNDARY RD FUND he got hurt that day and after TTL: ..........................................49,433.38 1520 CNTY CAPITL PROJCTS FND BNR CONSTRUCTION Please see LLC.............................................37,764.00 1520 CNTYCPTL PRJCTS JOSEY,FND page 10A TTL: .........................................37,764.00 4000 EMRGNCY MANAGEMNT FND ALLIANT ENERGY.......................300.00 DUCKWORTH..................................80.74 ENVIRON SYS RESEARCH INST.................................................400.00 IOWA STATE SAVINGS BANK...............................................703.03 MEDIACOM...................................125.66 OFFICE MACHINES COMPANY INC....................................................68.57 4000 ERGNCY MNAGMNTFND TTL: .............................................1,678.00 4003 EMPOWERMENT ALGENT HLTH AT HOMECORNING....................................2,696.36 CLARINDA COMMNITY PRESCHL..........................................76.00 CREATIVE BEGINNINGS PRSCHL...........................................210.00 DISCOVERY KIDS PRESCHOOL..................................308.50 EAST UNION EARLY CHILDHOOD...............................1,890.00 HEARTS AND HUGS DAY CARE............................................1,399.77 I THINK I CAN CHILD CARE CTR..................................................552.12 MATURA ACTION CORP.........1,420.23 PRECIOUS PEOPLE PRESCHOOL...............................2,513.25 RINGGOLD COUNTY CHILD CARE............................................1,162.26 SICKELS......................................3,837.70 STHWESTRN COMMNTY COLLGE.......................................9,411.37 TAYLOR COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH..........................................340.27 TINKER TOTS PRESCHOOL INC.....................................................55.20 TRINITY PRESCHOOL.................518.00 4003 EMPOWERMENT TOTAL: ....................................26,391.03 4004 LAW ENFORCEMENT CENTR ARAMARK.......................................15.58 EXCEL MECHANICAL CO INC...................................................470.88 FIENHAGE..........................................5.60 LANGUAGE LINE SERVICES......35.00 MAINSTAY SYSTEMS INC.........945.00 OFFICE DEPOT-CATALG ORDERS..........................................130.97 VERIZON WIRELESS...................360.11 WINDSTREAM..............................712.16 4004 LW ENFRCEMNT CENTR TTL: .............................................2,675.30 4100 CNTY ASSESSMNT EXPENSE BANKERS LEASING CO..............103.54 CRESTON PUBLISHING CO.......109.00 ENVIRON SYS RESEARCH INST.................................................400.00 FOSTER.............................................17.52 HANER............................................241.83 SMITH................................................11.87 4100 CNTY ASSESSMNT EXP TTL: ................................................883.76 4960 SANITARY LANDFILL U S CELLULAR.............................155.87 4960 SANITARY LANDFILL TOTAL: ..........................................155.87 8500 COUNTY HEALTH INSURNCE EMPLOYEE BENEFIT SYSTEMS..................................84,060.54 8500 CNTY HLTH INSURANCE TTL: ..........................................84,060.54 GRAND TOTAL:...................263,815.36 ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business, meeting was adjourned at 11:28 AM. 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that initial surgery. My goal was just to get him to be able to walk and run . . . football, if that came along, great, but that would be a bonus.” As daunting as the second surgery was to Josey, it proved to be a turning point in his recovery. The menisci, MCL and patellar tendon had healed, and Josey’s rehab accelerated after the scar tissue was removed. One hurdle remained: the ACL repair, which took place in May 2012, six months after Josey was hurt. “From that point on is when I knew we had a chance, a real good chance that he would play again,” Sharp said. “We’ve repaired a bunch of ACL injuries and had extremely good results and success with our rehab protocol.” For coach Gary Pinkel, watching Josey take the field for spring football earlier this year was the hardest moment. “The first time we had a scrimmage,” Pinkel said, “the first time he had pads on and all those little steps that he went through, I was emotionally going through it with him.” For Sharp, preseason camp was the most difficult time. That’s when Josey started absorbing contact again. For Ebner and his mom, the most daunting prospect was Josey’s first game, Aug. 31 against Murray State.
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“That first game was nerveracking,” Elaine said, “but you could see he was such a fan favorite and everybody wanted him to do well after two years of grueling rehab.” Josey got his feet wet in the first half and started to get his mind right, too. “There’s a mental part of me that was broken when I got hurt,” Josey said. Such fears started to melt away when he ripped off a 68-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. “When he busted that long run, I had goose bumps like I’ve never had before,” Ebner said. “You could feel the crowd, the coaches, the team — everybody went crazy like it was the winning run of the national championship. That was a statement that Henry Josey was back.” For this first time in his 23-year coaching career, Pinkel presented a game ball. He gave it to Josey, who has rushed for 951 yards and 13 touchdowns this season. “When coach Pinkel walked into the locker room with the ball, I knew right away what he was going to do,” Ebner said. ——— ©2013 The Kansas City Star (Kansas City, Mo.) Visit The Kansas City Star (Kansas City, Mo.) at www. kansascity.com Distributed by MCT Information Services
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FORK LIFT OPERATOR CMC-Dalton Ag Products, a leading manufacturer of fertilizer application equipment, is accepting applications for a Forklift Operator. The Forklift Operator is responsible for operating equipment to load, unload, move, stack, and stage product and materials using a forklift, clamp truck, or other power equipment and may be required to perform other duties as assigned. If you are interested in joining a company with a history of proven stability and growth as well as great benefits including holiday & vacation pay, uniforms, health insurance, retirement and overtime, apply in person at 602 E. Van Buren, Lenox, Iowa from 7:30am – 4pm. A pre-employment drug screen and physical exam are required. EOE Employer
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A Community Christmas Concert Sunday, December 8, 2013 ~ 2 p.m. Creston High School Auditorium
Guests include: Ken Rummer, Juleen Krings, Meghin Pearson, Jane Warner, Community Mass Choir, John Steinbach, Mary O’Riley ...and our grandchildren!
Proceeds go to Creston Basket Fund and Union County Food Pantry.
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Sat. Dec. 7- 11:00AM Lenox, IA. Farm Machinery & Farm Misc.; Tools; Antiques & Collectibles; Yard & Garden; Hot Tub for David Brown. Auctioneer: Brown & Kinker Auction Service. Sun. Dec. 8- 12:00PM Creston, IA. Close Out Auction for Country Hearts consisting of New Merchandise, Furniture and Displays for Bob and Kay Wagner. Auctioneers: Darwin West, Tom Frey, Todd Crill. Mon. Dec. 9- 10:30AM Corning, IA. 261 Taxable Acres, Adams Co., Washington Twp. for Don and Colleen Bickford. Auctioneers: Jack Kretzinger, Dan Kretzinger, Tony Douglas. Advertise your auction in the CNA Classifieds and we will include it in our “Auction Calendar.”
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Nancy McKay Harsh Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution met 9:30 a.m. Nov. 9 at Summit House. Connie Kinkade presented the program, “What Did You Do in the War, Mommy?” Connie spoke of women veterans and discussed what it was like for women during time of war and their work for the war effort. The meeting was called to order by Connie Kinkade, chapter regent. Members shared in reading the ritual. Jennifer Queener shared the president general’s message. The executive committees have visited DAR schools during the year and looked over requests from the schools before providing funding. The president general shared activities during the holiday months. $800,000 has been raised for grants involving historical preservation and veterans projects. Elaine Brown shared the words of a member of a Missouri DAR Chapter about her son requesting information about his father’s side of the family. The roll call was shared by 17 members who told of a veteran in their family. Jane Briley, secretary, shared the minutes. The minutes were approved. Natalie Anderson’s application for membership has been accepted by NSDAR. Bonnie Riepe gave the finance report. Theresa Bahniuk explained information from the NSDAR bylaws concerning meetings. The Indian Moment was shared by Judith Wachter with excerpts of a book by Wilma Mankiller. Deb Richardson shared the commemorative moment by reading a poem honoring veterans. Hazel Braby shared the conservation moment about preserving water with energy-efficient shower heads. Social Security checks will be required to have direct deposit as a law. HR464 will be voted on soon. It will have a 1 percent charge attached just for this privilege. Write your representatives. Jan Morgan shared the women’s issue regarding transfats and washing your hands. The flag moment was shared by Darlene Morgan from the magazine, “This Week,” in the article, Civil War 360.
Marjorie Kinkade gave the sunshine report. Birthday cards were sent to Jan Morgan, Edna Posten, Jeanne Callison, Michelle Richardson and Raidine Sticken. The Betty Swarthout family was sent a sympathy card after Betty’s death. Natalie Anderson and Cindy Miller will be installed as new members. Jennifer Queener may be installed in December or March. Bonnie Riepe reported on the money DAR sent to schools last year. Darlene Morgan moved to give the school bus money to the South Dakota Indian camp. The motion was seconded by Jan Morgan. The school bus money will be sent in after December. Continue bringing items for the schools to be mailed in after the December meeting. The chapter is asking members to bring historic books, athletic equipment, personal toiletries and school and art supplies. Jan Morgan reported Nancy McKay Harsh Chapter had seven applications submitted for the Good Citizens Award. Pam Marvin has accepted a nomination for state registrar. Marjorie Kinkade moved Nancy McKay Chapter endorse Pam for this office. Bahniuk seconded the motion. Connie will write the letter of endorsement. The next meeting will be 11 a.m. Dec. 14 at The Pizza Ranch. The roll call will be your favorite Christmas foods of the past.
McKinley Park. Those in attendance were assured by the board the headstone would be removed as soon as possible. Post members were encouraged to continue to sell the VFW raffle calendars. Three dollars per calendar is returned to the Post New business: O’Daniels reported three entries were received in the Patriot’s Pen essay contest, and no entries were received for the Voice of Democracy contest. The Patriot’s Pen winners will be notified and invited to attend a Post meeting. O’Daniels reported on his visit to the VA hospital in Des Moines with Brian Schoen of Greater Regional Medical Center regarding the establishing of a VA outreach clinic in Creston. The earliest a clinic could be started would be in October 2015. Poppy distribution brought in $1,231.96. Funds will be used according to VFW guidelines. O’Daniels also indicated the next District 4 meeting will be Jan. 11 in Montezuma, hosted by Post 8876. The state mid-winter conference will be Jan. 24-26 in West Des Moines. Veterans on the Hill will be Jan. 22. The meeting adjourned at 8 p.m.
send out letters to the pastors. The next meeting will be 7:30 p.m. Jan. 7 at Holy Spirit hall. Rich Madison made a motion, seconded by Pat Pokorny, to adjourn.
The next meeting of VFW Post 1797 will be Dec. 10. at Elk’s Lodge with supper at 6 p.m. and regular meeting at 7 p.m. All veterans are encouraged to attend.
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Crest Area for LIFE met 7:30 p.m. Nov. 27 at Holy Spirit hall. President Betty Baker opened up the meeting with the right to life prayer. Seven members were in attendance. Terry Madison gave the secretary’s report from October. It was corrected and approved. Pat Pokorny gave the treasurer’s report. It was approved. Velma Riegel sent out 12 baby congratulatory cards. Under old business, all of the billboards are up now. Thank you to all who helped. Terry Madison read a thank you from Sheila Brown. Members donated a rose in her mother’s name. Under new business, Terry Madison made a motion, seconded by Meg Crawford, to get a gift card for a young pregnant girl. Riegel made a motion, seconded by Rich Madison, to donate money to the Christmas basket fund. It was approved. The annual meeting will be 2 p.m. Jan. 19 at Calvary Cemetery. Betty Baker will
CD of A contest rules for art, poetry and computer programming were presented to St. Malachy School for students to enter. There are five categories with different age groups. These are to be in by Feb. 13 to the state CD of A. The date for a bake sale at Bunn will be Jan 24. Members are asking for a donation of at least three dozen items of baked goods. A Christmas gift was discussed for Halbur. It was decided on a monetary gift. Dora Coen made a motion to accept this gift, and Carol McKee seconded it. Motion carried. Jeannie Tedrow is ill, so a card will be sent to her. Next month there will be no dinner. There will be a dessert only and a $5 to $8 gift exchange. Also, bring a nonperishable item for a gift basket to be donated by CD of A. Rene Foster will present a program on her artwork from her shop She-nae’s. Half and half was won by Betty Bradley. The charity cup had $3.85. Meeting adjourned.
Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court No. 428 met in the parish hall after Mass celebrated by The Rev. Ken Halbur. After a blessing by Halbur, lunch was served by the committee consisting of Kay Kinsella, Arlene Carlson, Dora Coen, Catherine Lamb, Carol McKee and Ann Marie Kinsella. Thank you. A presentation of the People to People trip was given by Blake Sevier. The “Opening Ode” was then recited by the Catholic Daughters followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Minutes were read and Sharon Skarda made a motion to approve the minutes, and it was seconded by McKee. The treasurer’s report was given, and Carlson made a motion to accept the report, and Dora Coen seconded it. No new bills were presented. Sympathy was extended to Theresa Weis for the loss of her nephew.
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VFW Post 1797 met Nov. 12 at Elk’s Lodge. Twenty members and guests were present for dinner. Commander O’Daniels called the meeting to order at 7 p.m. with 15 members present. The Post draped the charter for departed veterans Jerry Blakesley, David Benson, Robert Hopkins and Roland Reinke. Minutes and QM reports were read and approved. Community activities report indicated the following: Christmas Basket comm., one hour; Scouting for Food pick-up, 6 hours; community service, 16 hours; honor guard, 91 hours, for a total of 114 hours. Old business discussed was a report on the October 2013 Park and Rec Board meeting regarding the removal of the Jerry Monday headstone from the veteran’s area in
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Afton Federated Garden Club met Nov. 8 at Afton Community Center with Iris Smith and Judy Weese as hostesses. President Vicki Johnson called the meeting to order with members repeating the club collect and Pledge of Allegiance. Roll call was answered by 17 members. Minutes for the previous meeting were read and approved. The financial report was given and will be filed. AFGC Card Chairperson Donna Thomas gave her monthly report. Announcements were made about upcoming workshops. Sign-up sheets for hostesses for the 2014 club year and for seminars and classes attended were passed out. A motion was made and approved to move the annual fall salad luncheon date to the first Friday in October, so that it will not conflict with Winterset Covered Bridge Days. Motion carried. Members of AFGC worked with Johnson to update information for the Book of Evidence. Pauline McCoy gave a short conservation report on water conservation. Monica Huddleson moved and Shirley Wallace seconded a motion to separate the duties of secretary and treasurer and make it two positions. Kathy Tapken moved and Gwen Sandeman seconded a motion to drop the position of second vice president. Both motions carried. Audrey McDowell moved and Wallace seconded a motion presenting a slate of officers for the 2014 club year. Motion carried and the following members will be installed in December: President Vicki Johnson, Vice
President Iris Smith, Secretary Monica Huddleson, Treasurer Bev Rowe and Historian Shirley Wallace. The decision was made to hold a Christmas party Dec. 6 at Fireside Bar and Grill in Diagonal. There was a motion to adjourn with everyone repeating the conservation pledge. Carolyn Hubatka gave the program on butterflies. Refreshments were served by the hostesses. There was a gift exchange at the Dec. 6 meeting.
Creston Lions Club
Creston Lions Club held its regular meeting 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at The Pizza Ranch. Twenty members and spouses and two guests were present. President Jodi Johnson opened the meeting by leading the Pledge of Allegiance. Delmer Brown gave the invocation. After the meal, Beth Perry introduced Sheila O’Riley and Rene Foster, owners of She-Nae’s Rescued and Renewed, a business for repurposing or upcycling items, who gave the program. After the program, Johnson presided over the business meeting. The minutes of the Nov. 19 noon meeting and the treasurer’s report were presented and approved. Several thank you notes were read. Members volunteered to help with preparing Christmas Baskets 4 p.m. Dec. 20 and delivering them 8 a.m. Dec. 21. Training meetings for the digital camera for KidSight will be arranged soon. The Lions float for the lighted Christmas parade was built this week. Brown explained lettering for members’ vests is available locally. There will be a mid-winter Lions Conference Jan. 16-18 in Des Moines.
There was no winner for the drawing. The Board of Directors will meet 7 a.m. Tuesday at Adams Street Espresso. There will be no noon meeting Dec. 17. The next regular meeting will be 6:30 p.m. Jan. 7 at The Pizza Ranch.
Bancroft History Assembly
Bancroft History Assembly met 1:30 p.m. Dec. 2 in the D.V. Richardson Room at Greater Regional Medical Center. Eight regular and four life members were in attendance. President Peg Anderson called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance recited by all. The inspirational thought came from Bob Hope: “My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think about it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?” The thought for the day in the club yearbook was: “You can’t change the past, but you can spoil the present by worrying over the future.” Roll call was answered by what was your favorite Christmas gift when you were a child. Minutes of the last meeting and the financial report were given by the secretary and the treasurer. Both were approved. Avis Hainline, as treasurer, will be sending a $25 contribution in the name of Bancroft to the local Christmas Basket project. The president read a thank you from the state president Karen Martinez regarding the club’s yearbook. Kay Raymond collected the individual reading lists. It is desired to have a 100 percent participation. Joan Chubick reported having sent one card of encour-
when hunger pains start.” On Nov. 25, TOPS 1338 met at 5 p.m. for weigh-in at the United Methodist Church. Ten members attended with a tie for weekly best loser between Darlene Rohrig and Anna Thompson. Lola Baucom was runner-up. For the month of November, Anna Thompson was the best loser, and Diana Loomis was in second place. The TOPS pledge opened the meeting, led by Thompson. Minutes and treasurer’s reports were read and approved. Alice Brown presented the program discussing the importance and sources of vitamin A. Squares were won by Lola Baucom, and fines went to Carol Sheldahl. The Loser Lotto Chart was signed by all who were eligible. The Red Can Challenge was to have only one starch per meal for one day that week. Neoma Davis is to have
agement this past month. Contributions to Matura in November were estimated to be $50. Joann Nurnberg reported she purchased a pre-lit Christmas tree to be a part of the Festival of Trees at American Home Design Center. Members brought decorations, and the tree was decorated Wednesday afternoon. New forms for 2014 volunteer hours were distributed. The past year’s forms are due at the January meeting. Peg Anderson presented a trivia quiz on the GFWC. The business session ended with the club collect. A special speaker, Kacey Barrow, from the Crisis Intervention and Advocacy Center in Adel presented the services available to Union and the other nine counties. Although services have been available here in Creston, a new office is being opened soon on Highway 34. A large donation of paper products had been brought and were presented to her for use by the center. Refreshments were served, and a social time was held after the program.
the next program. The meeting ended with the TOPS closing pledge.
The weekly Kiwanis meeting was held 12:05 p.m. Tuesday at The Windrow with 26 members and four guests. Chris Frederickson president, presided. Jim Morris did the prayer, and Chuck Taylor was finemaster. The program was Mycale Downey and Michelle Jones with Creston Animal Rescue Effort, who discussed the history of CARE and what future plans are. They discussed upcoming fundraising opportunities, also. The Christmas wreath fundraiser by Kiwanis was a success. The Christmas Basket committee needs Kiwanis volunteers to help fill baskets 4 p.m. Dec. 20. Contact Ellen Gerharz for more information.
Congregate meals Creston meals Dec. 9-13 Menu subject to change. Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-7822447. Monday: meatloaf in onion gravy, baked potato/ margarine/sour cream, California blend, bread/margarine, peaches. Tuesday: white chicken chili, great northern beans, cut corn, side salad/dressing, dinner roll/margarine, Mandarin oranges.
TOPS 1338 of Creston met Nov. 11 for weigh-in only. Seven members attended. Weekly best loser was Anna Thompson and Neoma Davis as runner-up. Tops 1338 met again Nov. 18 at the United Methodist Church. Eight members were there for weigh-in. Best loser for the week was Monica Belew, and Carol Sheldahl was second. Leader Anna Thompson called the meeting to order. The program was presented by Monica Belew on “Living Right.” Squares was won by Anna Thompson. The Red Can Challenge was “Get active
Wednesday: pork loin in gravy, baby red potatoes, spinach, salt-free bread, birthday or white cake. Thursday: meatball sub/ spaghetti sauce, hot dog bun, mashed potatoes, Brussel sprouts, strawberry shortcake. Friday: grilled chicken breast, leaf lettuce and tomato, whole grain hamburger bun, brown rice, green and gold beans, banana. All meals are served with 2% or skim milk and coffee.
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librarian and John is a longtime social studies teacher in Creston, so we’re both fascinated with history — especially American history — and cemeteries have so many life stories.” A trumpeter playing taps concluded the program at Graceland Cemetery. The group in attendance scattered in different directions to visit loved ones. “After the program, we always wander around the cemetery,” John said. “We don’t have any family in Graceland Cemetery, but we do have friends. As we wandered around, that particular year we began noticing many veterans didn’t have flowers on their graves.” Lynne recalls the feeling that gave them both. “It was really sad to see nothing on their graves,” she
said. “They probably don’t have any family that live in the Creston area anymore.” So, from that day forward, the Schlahts decided to honor at least some of those veterans each year by placing flowers next to their grave. “We just thought it would be a nice gesture to honor and thank them on Memorial Day,” John said. “All of them sacrificed something for this country. ... After we placed flowers the first year, we wanted and felt like we needed to do it again the next year.” So, that’s what they’ve done. Each year Lynne finds enough red, white and blue artificial flowers to make 35 to 40 bouquets. She finds the Please see SCHLAHTS, Page 2
Keynote speaker for Creston’s Memorial Day programs will be Sen. Joni Ernst
Creston area leaders in the areas of education and economic development met Tuesday to discuss the viability for establishing a learning center in Southwest Iowa. The learning center would provide diagnostic and tutoring services to students with learning differences and disabilities and offer resources to families impacted by learning disabilities such as dyslexia, discalculia, dysgraphia, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and related issues. The purpose of the proposed learning center, which would work in partnership with local school districts, is to ease the logistical and financial burden of accessing necessary resources to improve the learning experience for students with learning differences. The proposed site has yet to be determined, but it would most likely be established in Creston. The proposed learning center will be based on the success of other similar nonprofit learning centers. Suzanne Johnston, who is an employee of Iowa State University and been involved with the planning from the start, said she has spent “hours and hours learning” about working memory issues, auditory delays and learning disabilities in an effort to help her own daughter. Johnston said, after families pay for gas, $250 in diagnostic fees and $50 per session, Please see LEARNING, Page 2
The schedule for Creston’s Memorial Day services Monday has been set. � 8:30 a.m. Daughters of the American Revolution program is Monday at veteran’s memorial site at McKinley Park. � 9:30 a.m. Cavalry Cemetery program, keynote address by Sen. Joni Ernst of Red Oak. � 10:45 a.m. Graceland Cemetery program, keynote address by Sen. Joni Ernst of Red Oak. � 2 p.m. Service at Prairie View Assisted Living.
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John and Lynne Schlaht of Creston pose next to the headstone of Earl J. Hoar — a former corporal in the U.S. Army and veteran of World War I. For the past 10 years, the Schlahts have walked through Graceland Cemetery on Memorial Day and placed a bouquet of red, white and blue flowers on veteran’s graves that don’t have any flowers at all.
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