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March trial date set in federal court for Sanders

OBITUARIES Rhonda Emery, 53 Donald Messick, 93 Arless D. Smith, 79

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A Sully man charged with attacking his wife last month was officially indicted on a federal firearms violation last week in connection with the Dec. 28 incident. William “Billy” Sanders, 40, was indicted last week on a single charge of being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition. During his

arraignment Friday, federal magistrate Ross A. Walters set a trial date for March 3. Walters also ordered Sanders be bound over for trial. The judge also set Feb. 18 as the date to file motions for continuance and to declare if any plea negotiations are underway. Should Sanders be convicted on the charge, he will be forced to for-

Sanders feit the weapons and ammunition found in his home in December.

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Those include: • a Stevens 12-gauge pump-action shotgun, • a H&R 12-gauge pump-action shotgun, • a Marlin Model 40 .22 caliber long rifle, and • a Springfield XD 9 mm pistol, and ammunition for the guns. Judge Walters set Feb. 18 as both the filing date on any motions to continue the trial and to advise on any plea ne-

gotiations. Sanders also faces a number of state charges related to the December incident. He is charged with willful injury resulting in serious injury, a Class C felony; intimidation with a dangerous weapon, a Class C felony; and false imprisonment. A habitual offender “sentence enhancer” was added to the trial information, as well.

Chambers updates Newton City Council on Comprehensive Plan

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Zach Johnson/Daily News Thomas Jefferson Elementary School kindergarten students Sebastian Sorenson and Kiearra Hicks carried the “I have a dream globe” into Monday’s school-wide assembly to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The globe was done as a collaborative project between Paula Lureman’s third-grade class and Megan McLennan’s kindergarten class.

TJ Elementary turns MLK Day into monthlong learning activity By Ty Rushing Daily News Staff Writer When the Newton Community School District Board of Education voted to have school on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Superintendent Bob Callaghan had a vision of what students should be doing that day. Callaghan wanted each building to have some sort of tribute to Dr. King, and he wanted students to learn more about the man himself. Each building had unique activities and lesson plans to celebrate Dr. King’s legacy and accomplishments. Students and staff at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School decided to take it  one step further and dedicated the whole month toward learning more about MLK. “In honor of MLK, we’ve tried our best to teach as much as we can about his life, while he was alive, to our students,” Principal Lisa Sharp said. “On the announcements every morning, we have a fact about him. Each classroom has done some activities that are appropriate for its grade level.” “Our third graders have watched the ‘I have a dream’ speech,” Sharp continued. “It was quite interesting hearing their comments afterwards.


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They would go, ‘Wow, that’s not fair. Why do people think like that?’ And they were pretty disgusted by the things that they learned through that video too.” Another activity the third-grade students did was writing their own “I have a dream” speeches. “I have a dream that it won’t matter if you are a girl or a boy, or are a black person or even white like me. It would (matter) what your character is,” Patricia Baker, a student in 3F, wrote in her essay. “Come on. people. The children are watching the violence. Think of the children.” The third-grade essays are hung up in the hallways of TJ, and Sharp was also very impressed by what her students wrote and discussed with regard to how differently people were treated during the Civil Rights era. “It’s impressive to see our young kids thinking along the lines of being disgusted with that kind of thinking,” Sharp said. “They are color blind, and not only color blind, but they are also so accepting of each other.” “We’ve done such a good job of trying to teach kids empathy and show

Rushing headlines Aurora Heights MLK assembly

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Aurora Heights Elementary School kicked off the third and final district-wide learning day of the year with a celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day — which is usually marked as a day off for students — and invited Newton Daily News Reporter Ty Rushing to be the keynote speaker of the celebration.

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Zach Johnson/Daily News Newton Daily News reporter Ty Rushing gives a speech during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day assembly at Aurora Heights Elementary School.


Erin Chambers, director of Newton Planing and Zoning, presented a report on the Comprehensive Plan to update the Newton City Council on Monday night. “The unique structure of the Comprehensive Plan is an actual checklist of things to do,” Chambers said. “The list provides 150 things to do that lead us to the goal, many of which we have begun via the City of Newton, community non-profit businesses and organizations, business owners, or just ordinary local citizens.” Chambers highlighted Newton’s efforts, which began in early November, to be a part of the Main Street program. She also highlighted how Main Street took a bus of 30 citizens to present to the Main Street Iowa Executive Board at the Iowa Economic Development Authority to plead the case for Newton to become a Main Street Community. “Main Street hopes to hear the outcome of the process by the end of January,” Chambers said. The next step in implementing the city Comprehensive Plan is the Way-finding Signage Project. Specifications for the project are underway. The signage design coordinates with the branding and logo effort to be unveiled on Feb. 11. “The next step will be to develop the actual bid package,” Chambers said.“We are hopeful by the time the weather breaks we can get into construction mode, so we can get the project underway by the end of fiscal year.” The city is required to work with the Iowa DOT on the signs located on First Avenue and Highway 14. “This is always a difficult road to navigate, but we’re trying to work through that,” Chambers said. Another step in implementing the city’s Comprehensive Plan is the creation of a Downtown Historic District. “We are pleased to announce Akay Consulting submitted a draft nomination form for the Newton Downtown Historic District to the State Historic Preservation Office for review,” Chambers said. “So we are on track with the CLG branch which provided Newton the funding source. We anticipate that the Newton downtown will be on the National Register in September of this year.” Chambers reminded the council to mark their calendars to be at DMACC at 5 p.m. Feb. 11 for the community rally to unveil the new Community Branding and Marketing Plan. “Natalie Umsted, our management analyst, has been a key staff person on that project as well as many other city staff people, COUNCIL See Page 5A

Zach Johnson/Daily News Noreen Otto, Craig Trotter and Steve Mullan discuss the presentation on the update of the Comprehensive Plan

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

‘Spirit of Uganda’

Spelling bee set for Saturday at Capitol II A spelling bee for all fourth- through seventh-grade students who wish to compete is planned for 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Capitol II Theatre. There will be prizes for the top finishers, and the winners will advance to regional competition for a chance to compete in the state finals in Ames. The community is welcome to watch the spelling bee. The event is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. For more information, contact Cody Muhs at

Kiwanis to meet Wednesday The Newton Noon Kiwanis will meet from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 223 E. Fourth St. N. in Newton, for lunch and a program by Travis Padget titled, “My Year as an Exchange Student in Germany.” Anyone interested in the program, or in learning more about Kiwanis is welcome to be a guest for lunch.  For more information or to make a reservation for lunch, call Jen Timmins at (641) 891-5633. Visit to learn more about the service club.

Submitted Photo The Des Moines Civic Center will present “Spirit of Uganda” at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, as part of the fifth season of the Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield Family Series. Single tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Civic Center Ticket Office, all Ticketmaster locations, charge-by-phone at (800) 745-3000 and online at “Spirit of Uganda” features a vibrant cast of 22 dancers and musicians, ages 8 to 18, sharing the cultural traditions from East Africa and introducing some of the most dynamic music and dance forms that are being created now. The show is recommended for children ages 4 to 10. Run time is one hour.

Garner’s oil paintings on display this month

Iowa dispute over Girl Scouts camps heads to trial

Oil paintings by Phyllis Garner are being exhibited at Skiff Medical Center through the end of January. February’s artist will be Sommer Kibbee, whose acrylic paintings will be on display. The Skiff monthly exhibits are sponsored by the Centre for Arts & Artists.

The Newton Public Library Board of Trustees will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday in the library board room.

IOWA CITY (AP) — Trial is set for Tuesday in a lawsuit seeking to prevent a Girl Scouts council from selling four eastern Iowa camps without the approval of members. The first case of its kind in Iowa, the trial in Davenport will highlight an emotional debate that has roiled local Girl Scouts organizations across the country as they try to sell aging camps. Council leaders say maintaining the properties has become a financial drain at a time when young girls are less interested in camping. Defenders insist the traditional camping experience is central to the organization’s mission and must be preserved. The debate has played out through protests, divisive meetings, board elections and lawsuits. The Iowa dispute dates to last year, when the Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois considered a plan to sell Camp Conestoga near Davenport, Camp Little Cloud near Dubuque, Camp L-Kee-Ta near Burlington, and Camp Tahigwa near Decorah. The property committee of the Bettendorf-based nonprofit argued the sales were necessary to shore up its finances because the camps were losing hundreds of thousands of

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Truck overturns, killing hogs and blocking ramp

The Jasper County Conservation Board will host an Older, Wiser, Livelier Seniors program on Wednesday, Feb. 12, at the Jasper County Armory/Annex, located at 1030 W. Second St. S. in Newton. The public is invited to come for 10 a.m. coffee and a presentation about illegal wildlife trade.

CEDAR RAPIDS (AP) — The Linn County Sheriff ’s Office says a ramp from Highway 13 to Highway 30 was closed when a truck hauling hogs overturned.

Frozen Fins Ice Fishing Tourney on Saturday Jasper County Conservation will partner with the Central College Fishing Club to host the first annual Frozen Fins Ice Fishing Tournament. The tournament will be from 10:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday on the Arhens access side of Jacob Krumm Nature Preserve.  The entrance fee is $30 for pre-registered contestants and $35 for those signing up the day of the event.  Cash prizes will be given to the top three places and will be dependent on the number of teams registered.  There also will be a big fish pot teams can enter into for an additional $5.

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dollars amid declining attendance and interest from members. Supporters of the sales said that money could be better spent on other activities. But the plan drew an intense backlash from members who had fond memories of spending time at camps operated by the group since the 1940s. Five of them — Debra Stork, Sherry O’Keefe, Kelly Gilhooly, Lisa Tank and Michele Weber — filed the lawsuit arguing the camps could not be put up for sale without a vote of the organization’s full membership. Amid the backlash, the board approved a plan to keep the camps open. The plan calls for turning Camp Conestoga into a modern residential camp through a major renovation and selling off “underutilized” parts of the other three sites in the future. Still, the legal challenge has moved forward. The plaintiffs are seeking an order declaring that the council needs approval from a vote of its membership before the camps could be sold in the future. The council has about 20,000 members, including 5,600 who are considered voting members. District Judge Marlita Greve is expected to hear the non-jury trial at the Scott County Courthouse.

The sheriff ’s office says the crash happened about 10 a.m. Monday when a truck driven by 26-year-old Benjamin Hogan, of Monticello, lost control on the ramp

In a ruling last month, Greve rejected the Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois’ claim that the lawsuit was moot because of its decision to back off the sales. She said she should decide the dispute now to avoid similar litigation in the future. At issue is an Iowa law that requires nonprofit corporations to have the approval of their boards and voting members to sell “all, or substantially all” of their properties. The council argues the four camp properties — a combined 950 acres of land — do not meet that threshold since they only made up less than 30 percent of its $8 million in assets as of September 2012. The plaintiffs question that statistic, and argue the camps make up a majority of the council’s property. More broadly, they say that selling the camps would fundamentally change the purpose of the group since camping has been its “heart and soul” for decades. The Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois deny that, noting that camping is not mentioned in its articles of incorporation. The group argues that its mission is to “build girls of courage, confidence and character” and it says that can be achieved through other activities.

and struck the guard rail. The truck’s trailer tipped onto its side, killing or injuring some of the hogs inside. The ramp was closed while crews removed the

hogs, moved the trailer and repaired the guard rail. Hogan was cited for failure to maintain control and for not having an insurance card.

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Rhonda Sue Emery

Wednesday, Jan. 22, at Newton Union Cemetery. Memorials in Rhonda’s name may be left at the graveside service or at the Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory. Rhonda is survived by her brother, George (Christine) Emery of

Jan. 17, 2014 Rhonda Sue Emery, 53, formerly of Newton, died on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m.

Donald M. Messick Jan. 16, 2014 Donald M. Messick, 93, formerly of Newton, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 at his home in Pequot Lakes,

Arless D. (Dow) Smith Jan. 17, 2014 Arless D. (Dow) Smith, 79, of Newton died on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at her home in Newton.

Newton; half-sister, Lillian (Bill) Corbett of Baxter; half-brother, Boyd Rust of St. Louis, Mo.; two aunts, Beth and Marilyn; and her many cousins, nieces, and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Wilma (Richel) Emery.

Minn. Services were to be held Monday, Jan. 20, at Grace United Methodist Church, Pequot Lakes, with burial planned today, Jan. 21, at the family plot in Newton.

As per Arless’ wishes, she has been cremated, and no services are scheduled. Arrangements are being handled by the Wallace Family Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton.

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U of Iowa lecturer accused of false theft report IOWA CITY (AP) — A University of Iowa lecturer has been accused of falsely reporting the theft of a laptop computer that contained pornography. The Iowa City Press-Citizen reported 55-year-old Brent Sandy is charged with theft, providing a false report and possession of a controlled substance. Police say Sandy reported his laptop was stolen on Jan. 13. University tech workers later traced the laptop to his home, and officers found the laptop and some marijuana there after they obtained a warrant for a search. Police say Sandy acknowledged taking the laptop from his office because the laptop contained pornography and he was scheduled to get a new machine. Sandy didn’t immediately respond to a message Tuesday from The Associated Press. Online court records don’t list the name of his attorney.

Police Blotter Newton Police Department • Kyle E. Chance, 29, of Baxter was charged with conspiracy for allegedly arranging an agreement to aid another in a theft after authorities responded to a theft complaint at 10:34 p.m. Dec. 13 at Walmart. Surveillance video showed Chance assisting a theft suspect in putting stolen items in a vehicle trunk and then driving away. The stolen items included a 46-inch TV, surround sound system and Blu-ray player, which had a total value of $785.73. Chance was charged Sunday at the Newton Police Department and released to appear in court. • Raymond M. Dydell, 37, of Newton was cited with failure to obey a stop sign after authorities responded to a two-vehicle accident at 9:56 a.m. Thursday at South Third Avenue West and West Third Street South. Authorities determined Dydell had been traveling west on Third Avenue when he collided with a southbound vehicle driven by Joshua A. Schultz, 31, of Newton. Schultz stated Dydell hit his vehicle and was unsure of whether Dydell had stopped at the stop sign before the collision. Dydell stated he had stopped at the stop sign and that Schultz was speeding. Dydell’s vehicle sustained an estimated $1,000 damage and Schultz’s an estimated $2,000 damage. • Joshua D. Fifer, 30, of Newton was charged with fourth-degree theft after authorities responded to a shoplifting complaint at 7:04 p.m. Sunday at Walmart. Employees stated a shoplifter had run from the store, and a witness observed the suspect changing his shirt and then walking down First Avenue. Fifer was located in the 2700 block of First Avenue East and charged for allegedly steal-

ing $242.42 in items from Walmart. He was released to appear in court. • Catherine M. Garrett, 21, of Newton was charged with driving while license suspended after authorities stopped her at 1:09 a.m. Sunday in the 1300 block of First Avenue East for having an inoperable license plate light. She was charged for driving with a suspended license and given a warning for the brake light. She was released to appear in court. • Aaron M. Jones, 23, of Newton was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while license suspended after authorities stopped him at 12:36 a.m. Friday in the 300 block of East Fifth Street North for having an inoperable license plate light. Authorities determined his license was suspended and arrested him. Authorities then searched him, and Jones allegedly had a gold spoon and plastic bag with a white crystal substance inside. Officers also found a glass pipe underneath a vehicle seat. During a second search at the police department, authorities found a bag with a green leafy substance inside. Residue on the gold spoon tested positive for methamphetamine. He also was given a warning for the license plate light and transported to the Jasper County Jail. • Kimberly S. Kizer, 46, of Newton was charged with domestic abuse assault after authorities responded to a domestic assault complaint at 5:43 p.m. Sunday at 721 E. 10th St. N. in Newton. Kizer was charged for allegedly striking the victim several times in the head and was transported to the Jasper County Jail. • Daniel B. Pierce, 41, of

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Newton was charged with fourth-degree theft after authorities responded to a shoplifting complaint at 3:30 a.m. Jan. 19 at Walmart. Employees informed police they witnessed an individual walk out of the store with a laptop valued at $350.96 without paying and also provided license plate information of the suspect. Police identified the suspect as Pierce, who then returned to Walmart on Thursday and attempted to purchase a laptop case. Pierce was charged and transported to the Jasper County Jail. • Dennis U. Rice, 37, of Newton was charged with driving while license suspended after authorities recognized him as driving with a suspended license and stopped him at 2:08 p.m. Sunday in the 500 block of East 11th Street South. He also was cited for no insurance and was released to appear in court. • Stacy J. Sutton, 37, of Monroe was cited with following too close after authorities responded to a two-vehicle accident at 6:02 a.m. Thursday at South 12th Avenue West and West 15th Street South. Sutton was traveling west on 12th Avenue when she struck the rear of a vehicle driven by Emily A. Forsyth, 17, of Newton. Forsyth’s vehicle sustained an estimated $300 damage and Sutton’s an estimated $3,000 damage. • Jace S. Troen, 20, of Newton was charged with public intoxication and cited for misuse of a license to acquire alcohol after authorities were dispatched at 10:25 p.m. Friday to 113 First Ave. E. in reference to a fight. Several individuals identified Troen as the problem. He had bloodshot and watery eyes, slurred speech and smelled of alcohol. He refused chemical

testing and was transported to the Jasper County Jail. • Robert J. Visser, 37, of Knoxville was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while license barred and driving while license revoked after authorities stopped him at 1:40 a.m. Monday in the 100 block of West Fourth Street South for having an inoperable license plate light. Authorities determined his license had been barred and revoked and, following Visser’s arrest, found a glass pipe used for smoking methamphetamine on the floor of his vehicle. Visser also was given a warning for the license plate light and transported to the Jasper County Jail. • Shelby R. Williams, 35, of Newton was charged with second-degree burglary, possession of methamphetamine and possession of a controlled substance after authorities received a complaint at 10:45 p.m. Friday of a burglary. The victim provided authorities with a cell phone video that showed Williams and the victim arguing, Williams entering the victim’s residence without permission using keys from the victim’s car and Williams striking the victim several times on the back. After arrested Williams, authorities searched her and found a baggie with a white substance that field-tested positive for meth and two pills identified as Xanax. She was transported to the Jasper County Jail. Jasper County Sheriff ’s Office • Elizabeth S. Bailey, 31, of Mitchellville was charged with operating while intoxicated after authorities responded to a report at 2:41 a.m. Sunday from a woman

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Joe Heller Cartoon

Have you been tested? By Newton Board of Realtors Editor’s Note: January is National Radon Action Month. It is intended to spread the word about the negative effects of radon in hopes of preventing further complications that can arise from radon exposure. The Iowa Association of Realtors supports raising awareness and informing the public of the facts.

••• You cannot see it. You cannot taste it. You cannot smell it. How do you know if it’s in your home? You test for it. Radon is a natural radioactive gas that can be an attributing cause of cancer. Radon comes from the natural decay of uranium, which is found in almost all soils. According to the EPA, the entire state of Iowa is considered a Zone 1/High Risk, meaning that there is a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L or “picocuries per liter of air”. The target level for indoor radon levels is .4 pCi/L. Radon usually moves up through the ground to the air above and then into homes through holes and cracks in the foundation. The only way to know if your home or workplace has radon is to test it. Testing is fairly inexpensive and does not take an abundance of time. EPA and the Surgeon General recommend testing all homes below the third floor. It also recommends testing schools. If concerning levels of radon are found, there are radon reduction systems that may be installed. Informed people have the choice to test and/or mitigate. The Iowa Association of Realtors strongly opposes any legislation that mandates testing or mitigation-specifically at time of transfer. A bill currently in the Iowa Legislature would mandate testing and mitigation requirements for new construction, schools, and apartments, the bill would require testing for radon gas be conducted on residential structures containing four or fewer dwelling units prior to the sale of the property. The IAR believes that if legislation is passed, it should not be exclusive to residential properties and not at time of transfer. Iowa currently has a radon disclosure mandated by law that must be given to all home buyers informing them about the health risks of radon and giving them the option to test.

Usual Eccentric

Do not go gentle into that good night I have never kept a normal bedtime schedule for my entire adult life. To me, the grandest ideal of being an adult is the freedom to choose my own bedtime. That, and maybe eating Oreo cookies and pizza rolls in mass quantities with nobody’s perBy Will E Sanders mission but my Creators Syndicate own. My bad bedtime habits began in my more formative years in college and carried on with me well into the prime of my life. This was enabled tenfold after I met my Christine, especially since she works nights. Since neither one of us relished the grim prospect of going to bed as soon as she got home, our bedtime was usually somewhere between the time they stop airing syndicated episodes of “CSI” and start running infomercials about Arkansas timeshares. However, the moon has shifted and the planets have aligned in such a way that Christine no longer has to work nights. Instead, she now works early in the morning, which means she has to readjust her bedtime to better accommodate her sleep cycle. This

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basically means I need to do the same thing as well. I’m not complaining (that much), but I am a man of routine. It’s difficult for me to change — literally — overnight. Our new bedtime is midnight, and that makes me feel 80 years old just typing it. I have had a few midnight trial runs so far. Some involved sleeping pills, others involved booze and in other cases a combination of the two. All resulted in the same conclusion: lying in bed with my eyes plastered open, staring at the red digitized numbers on my alarm clock and thinking — down to the minute — how many hours of sleep I would get if I fell asleep this moment. And wondering in my state of chronic insomnia just how many pizza rolls I would normally be eating at 1:30 a.m. and speculating as to what crimes David Caruso is solving in Miami on my television. Midnight to me is my kind of hour. The way I feel at midnight is the way most of society feels at noon. At midnight the Sandman needs a lot of sand to put this Sanders to sleep. The new midnight referendum has changed my normal nightly routine that I grew accustomed to in the last 16 years of exercising poor sleeping habits.

Now I am in bed at midnight, which means no more late-night snacks and no more late-night showers. It’s like my wife is treating me like a gremlin all of the sudden. We have managed to reach a few compromises along the way. Since I don’t recognize breakfast as a meal, the three meals I have each day consist of lunch, dinner and a small battery of snacks, many of which are pizza-based or the byproduct of pizza. It’s not that I can’t eat pizza rolls in bed. I can, but doing so is very messy, difficult to do in the dark and hard not to choke on when lying down. Frantically shaking Christine awake and having her give me the Heimlich maneuver is not my definition of getting a good night’s rest. For me, going to sleep is the hardest thing I do on any given day. My body only wants to sleep when it needs to meet a work obligation (and this explains why I am starting to doze off right now). Considering my surly and demeaning predisposition toward labor, this should come as no surprise. So far the midnight bedtime has been an aggravating ordeal to overcome. It’s a sad state of affairs to admit that my insomnia is something that I truly lose sleep over.

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To Lie or Not to Lie Is Gov. Chris Christie lying when he says he had absolutely no personal involvement with the acts of political retribution that lead to “Bridgegate”? I don’t know. The person I’ve tasked with finding out the truth about the matter was supposed to be here By Bob Goldman an hour ago with Creators Syndicate the facts, but hasn’t yet arrived. Apparently, she’s tied up in a monster traffic jam on the George Washington Bridge. And what does it matter, anyway? Forget Christie. There is another tragically overweight person whose honesty and integrity is a matter of vital concern to us. This is a person on whom people depend and trust with their lives and their livelihoods. That’s right, friend. I’m talking about you. Having watched Christie turn and burn on the spit — note to self: be sure to order an extra large turkey next Thanksgiving — I found myself

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wondering how often we average Joes and Janes find ourselves in a position where we have to decide whether or not to prevaricate. Does lying at work represent a serious break in trust, or is it just something we all do to keep the wheels of commerce running smoothly? For someone like you, this is not an abstract issue. With your history of major screw-ups and downright disasters, it is inevitable that you will often find yourself in a situation where you are held responsible for a situation that could be totally terminal to your company’s profits, if not its very survival. Considering the fault in the matter is likely to be yours, thanks to that pure streak of incompetence for which you are so famous, what do you do? You lie, of course. If the situation is sufficiently serious, adding a layer of dishonesty to the disaster will not make an appreciable difference. You’re fired if you lie. You’re fired if you don’t. But there’s another reason to choose the path of untruth. You might be an incompetent hack, but your boss is a pathetic jerk. The fact that he even has to ask if the fault is yours shows how dimwitted this

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dimwit actually is. To speak truth to such a critically impaired person is an act of cruelty. It’s like running into a nursery school at Christmas and telling the little children that Santa Claus doesn’t exist. (Sorry, residents of New Jersey, if I’ve shocked you with the 411 on Santa. I should have posted a spoiler alert.) OK, Bob, you say. It makes sense to lie when the situation could result in termination of your employment, or your employer, but what about those “little white lies,” like calling in sick when you’re actually healthy or blaming a co-worker when your supervisor’s Jaguar goes missing? You could probably tell the truth, and escape with only a mild flaying, but doing the right thing in these cases is definitely wrong. By lying over trivial matters, you are polishing your skills as a prevaricator. This is important part of your career-training program, and will leave you better prepared to lie like a rug when you are promoted to supervisor, manager or governor. Another situation in which lying at work is definitely acceptable is when telling the truth will harm a beloved co-worker. Say, you are invited to a

high-level meeting on Mahogany Row, where you learn that your coworker is about to be fired. Or, somewhat more likely, say that you are hiding behind a file cabinet when the meeting takes place, and you just happen to hear that your co-worker will soon be getting the ax. You could certainly rush to tell your unfortunate colleague the so-called truth, but what will you have achieved? You will have made a dear, work friend nervous and afraid, which might force him to do something desperate to preserve his position, like reporting to the CEO that the high-priced online marketing firm you have been paying thousands of dollars a quarter to manage your company’s social media campaign is actually your 12-year-old nephew and his Xbox. Much better to lie a little and let your co-worker know that the only thing ahead of him is a big fat promotion and a big fat raise to go with it. Then, when the ax finally falls, he’ll be so shocked and angry that no one will believe a word he says. Just be sure to lie about your lying to your nephew. In a critical business situation, those 12-year-olds can be vicious.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Rushing Continued from Page 1A Rushing admitted he originally was against the school district’s plan to have school on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. “When the school district decided to change the school calendar, changing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I was stunned,” Rushing said. “I felt it was a slap in the face of the legacy of Dr. King.” Rushing then observed first-hand the success of the first district-wide learning days, on 9/11, and heard about the positive reception for the second district-wide learning day on Veterans Day. When he was asked to take part in the third district-wide learning day by speaking at the Aurora Heights assembly honoring Dr. King, he was more than willing to contribute. “My boss and I had the chance to sit down with your superintendent, Mr. (Bob) Callaghan, and he explained to us how he wanted to expand on three major days — September 11, Veterans Day

and MLK Day,” Rushing said. “I was here at Aurora Heights for September 11, and I was beyond impressed with what I saw going on in the hallways and in the classrooms.” Rushing challenged the students to know more than just the name of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “I’m not just talking about his name, but I mean really know about him, his legacy, accomplishments, the sacrifices he made, including the ultimate one,” Rushing said. “His impact on American History in general, not just Black History.” Rushing told of how at the age of 15, Dr. King attended Morehouse college in Georgia. He also told of how Dr. King received his doctorate in systematic theology at the age of 26. “When I was 15, college was the furthest thing from my mind. I was too busy playing video games and waiting for the next Spiderman movie to come out,” Rushing said “I just turned 27 less than two weeks ago. If I started going for my doctorate right now, the earliest I could finish would be when I am 32 years

MLK Continued from Page 1A them that we all have things that we are good at and things that we are not good at and need help with,” she continued. “And that it’s OK (to get help). It doesn’t

Council Continued from Page 1A community members, business leaders and so on,” Chambers said. “This is a really exciting thing to have for our community.” The Implementing Newton’s Future committee had set aside $40,000 for a grant writer position. “The committee has recently changed direction on that with the Keep Iowa Beautiful Community Coaches program,” Chambers said. “The program requires communities in Jasper County to make a financial pledge.” The community coach does provide grant writing services and searching, which tailed the services of the grant writer’s position.

mean we’re less worthy, and we all need each other to make this a better place.” TJ students and staff also made cutouts of their hands and colored them uniquely to celebrate the diversity present within the school. The hands were then hung around the gym so that “they could give a hug.”

“In February, Jasper County Economic Development Corporation will be holding meetings to reach out to other communities, which need to get signed on to the program,” Chambers said. The First Avenue Aesthetics program has been underway with a focus of the First Avenue railroad bridge. “Late last summer or early fall, we held some neighborhood meetings that had an overflowing turnout in the room we were hosting in, which was great to have the neighborhood involvement,” Chambers said. “The Public Works Department is working on a big specifications package for the sand blasting of that.” The railroad official gave the city clearance to do what they want with the bridge,

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100 years.” Rushing said at many times in his life — on school trips, in college classes, etc. — he had been the only face of color. “I have to thank the men who paved the way for me including Dr. King for those opportunities,” Rushing said. “I also have to thank my grandfather, who is turning 80 years old in April.” Rushing’s grandfather grew up in Louisiana, attended colored-only schools as a student and saw white-only signs in many shops and restaurants. “He told me of how drinking from the wrong water fountain could land you in jail or worse,” Rushing said. “He also told me of how he became the first black insurance salesman for New York Life in the late ’60s among many other highlights in his life and progress in America today.” Rushing talked on how the current generation of kids are amazingly color blind. “I cherish the fact you see people as people and not different from yourself, no matter what they look like.” Rushing said.

Although there was a school-wide MLK Day assembly on Monday, TJ won’t officially wrap up its MLK celebrations until that next Monday. From today until Jan. 27, TJ will be collecting canned and box foods as a part of its MLK Day service project. The goal is to collect 200 items.

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old.” Rushing stressed the importance of a good education in Dr. King’s success. “This man steered the course of American history, and having a quality education helped him accomplish this,” Rushing said. “I often feel this part of Dr. King’s legacy is under-represented and overshadowed by his other accomplishments.” Rushing felt it was also important to bring this up because still today people think of the educated black man as a stigma or very rarely seen. “Dr. King helped to break this barrier to show that black people are just as wellrounded, cultured, educated and well-versed as any other person in America or in the world for that matter,” Rushing said. Rushing paid his respect to not only Dr. King but also many prominent black men who paved the way for him to be the man he is today. “I am about 99 percent sure I am the first black reporter in the history of the Daily News,” Rushing said with a laugh. “And this paper has been around for more than

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“Join together and give back,” Sharp told her students. “His dream is alive … and we have a goal of working together to help others.” Staff writer Ty Rushing may be contacted at (641) 792-3121, ext. 426, or at

avenue.” The Rent-a-Sculpture program is connected with First Avenue Aesthetics but is separate. “The program has its own name now with First Avenue-a-Sculpture. That team is working really hard on preparing calls for artist, contracts and insurance companies,” Chambers said “The Centre for Arts & Artists will be the administer of the program.” Artists who display their work will be paid a small stipend, and if the artist sells his or her art, a small commission will be paid to the Centre of Arts & Artists to continue the project. The art will be on display across the First Avenue. The Comprehensive Plan also has a focus on hazardous intersections with sight-

run motor vehicle accident at 3:16 p.m. Friday. Maddison consented to a search and allegedly had acetaminophen, hydrocodone and alprazolam in her possession without a prescription. She was transported to the Jasper County Jail.

Last month, Rushing read an essay from Emily Russell, a fourth-grade student from Woodrow Wilson, on “What my favorite freedom is.” Rushing quoted an excerpt of the essay. “‘I am thankful I don’t live in a world with slavery because I wouldn’t be allowed to hang out with some of my best friends like Taliyah and Camille.’” Rushing commended Russell on how powerful her words were and wise beyond her years. Callaghan was in attendance for the speech, along with many members of the Newton Board of Education, all of whom commended Rushing on his work and contribution to the events of the day. “Ty did a great job today and is a very impressive young man. He showed his passion and intelligence and was an great representative of the Newton Daily News,” Callaghan said.

distance issues. “A good example of making progress on this is the four-way stop sign at the North Second Avenue West and West Third Street North intersection,” Chambers said. “The Traffic Safety Committee continues to examines intersections and will continue to make improvements in that area.” Chambers announced Newton was approved by Central Iowa Regional Transportation Planning Association for the funding of a Park and Ride Study. “The next steps will be developed on how we move forward with the Park and Ride Study,” Chambers said. Staff writer Zach Johnson may be contacted at (641) 792-3121, ext. 425, or at

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Vets deserve thanks even when it seems unwelcome DEAR ABBY: I just read the letter from “Twice Bitten in Washington” (Nov. 4), who had thanked veterans for their service to our country and received several negative responses. I’m a retired vet, dying from Agent Orange poisoning. I served two tours in Vietnam, and when I returned from Nam, I was called a baby killer, spat upon and refused taxi service because I was in uniform. America has had a change in attitude since the Vietnam War. Today, many folks appreciate what the military is doing. I have been thanked several times while wearing my Vietnam Veterans hat and it makes me feel great, to the point my eyes water. Tell “Twice Bitten” to continue thanking the military vets. It means a lot, especially to vets like me. Sure beats being called a baby killer. — VIETNAM VET DEAR VIETNAM VET: I received many letters like yours from Vietnam vets who were also not thanked for their service when they returned home. Like you, they very much appreciate hearing a “delayed” thanks for their service. I would like to thank you and all the readers who responded to that column with such emotional and sometimes gut-wrenching stories. Read on: DEAR ABBY: I would like to offer “Twice” an explanation for the reaction she received. I served two tours in Iraq and lost some good friends. When vets return home from war, home is a scary place. The life we lived and breathed is no longer. After spending so much time fearing the unknown and protecting ourselves physically and emotionally, we can’t stop. Many of us came home feeling guilty that we lived while others died — ashamed that we might not have done enough, that we should have been the one who was laid to rest, that maybe if we had looked harder, fought harder, we wouldn’t have lost a soldier. When I returned home, I reacted the way “Twice” described. I was resentful that someone would take the time to honor me, but not the friends I lost. It was a long time before I realized that by honoring me with their sincere thanks, they were honoring every soldier we have ever lost. Now when I am thanked, I shake hands, I hug, and I thank them for their respect. To “Twice”: Never stop! Do not be afraid. We are not hateful or angry. We are scared and sad. Your expression of thanks

means more than any parade, any medal or any award could ever mean. — BRANDON IN INDIANA DEAR ABBY: As a soon-to-be-retired career Army officer, I am one of those who feel awkward when people thank us for doing our jobs. The Army was a career I chose, knowing the hardships and what would be asked of me. The military is filled with all kinds of people, and even though I may not always be in the mood for a stranger to approach me when I’m out and about, deep down inside it is refreshing to know that what I do is appreciated. — PHIL IN WASHINGTON STATE DEAR ABBY: One day while walking in a cemetery, we saw an elderly gentleman leaning on the arm of his caregiver, and we realized he was looking at a veterans memorial. My wife approached and asked if he was a veteran. He looked at her and said “Yes,” and she said, “Thank you very much for your service and your bravery.” He immediately teared up and croaked out a “Thank you.” His caregiver rolled her eyes. My wife got into her face and said, “You have a hero on your arm, so show him some respect!” The veteran cried harder, grabbed my wife’s hand and said, “No one has ever said that to me, ESPECIALLY my caregiver.” — KIMIT IN THE MIDWEST DEAR READERS: May I suggest some other ways to thank vets and those currently in the military? Volunteer at a veterans hospital and bring flowers and toiletries. If you live near a base, volunteer to support the USO at your local airport to make travel more comfortable for our servicemen and women. Donate to Wounded Warriors or similar organizations, or the Veterans of Foreign Wars or Disabled American Veterans.






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A matter of character Who remembers when a player had to put up his or her hand if a foul was called on them during a basketball game? I do. It’s about accountability. That seems to be a lost factor in athletics, and for the most part, in society as a By Jocelyn Sheets Daily News whole. Sports Editor Now, we see players dancing and pointing to themselves each time they do their job on the court, the field. Celebrations should be special. They are not any more. I’m all for players having fun during athletic competitions. When the celebration comes from the joy of being able to “play” the game well, that’s special. We see finger pointing and the blame game among our athletes. We know there’s trash talking going on in professional sports on the field of competition. Now, we see it via all the social media. We saw, and heard, a prime example of athletes carrying it past the white lines on Sunday. People are justifying Seattle Seahawks’ Richard Sherman’s outburst in a post-game interview as “being in the moment.” Sorry, that doesn’t cut it with me. Sherman, who is by all accounts an intelligent man, was a strong student in his high school days and a graduate of Stanford University, knew better. He knew a better way of handling that interview and the situation from the field. Sherman had just made “the” play of the game for his team. He tipped away a pass in the end zone from San Francisco’s Michael Crabtree to seal the Seahawks’ NFC Championship. Man, what a great play. Then, he diminished his play and the play of his teammates by a rant on national television about the trash talking going on between Crabtree and himself. I had already decided to touch on character as a forgotten part of sports of late in this column. Sherman just reinforced my point. I was going to hold up San Francisco’s quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s behavior from the week before in the playoff game with Carolina. Kaepernick needs to grow up and be a true example of sportsmanship and character. There’s a long list of athletes — both male and female — who are the best at what they do but fail on the character scale. Just watch a program on the Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding saga. For those who don’t remember or weren’t around 20 years ago, Kerrigan and Harding were the top two female figure skaters in the U.S. in 1994. They were vying for the national championship and spots on the U.S. Olympic team. Kerrigan was attacked and injured by “someone” before the nationals. Harding went on to win the 1994 U.S. national title. Then... it all began to unravel. Harding’s husband, bodyguard and others had cooked up the plot and carried out the attack. Although there was never direct evidence linking Harding to the plot, she was forever put in that spotlight. In this program, Harding continues to play the victim. With her it was about money — Kerrigan had the sponsors and was the public’s golden girl on ice whereas, Harding didn’t have and couldn’t get sponsorships and “had to make my own costumes.” Tonya Harding was athletic and had all the potential in the world to be a champion. She could have been a gold medalist. Unfortunately, she was caught up in that blame game. “They won’t let me be the top skater because I’m poor.” Harding should have skated and not worried about what Kerrigan had or didn’t have. It’s a matter of character.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Hawk wrestlers have solid day at Wayne Duals By Jocelyn Sheets Daily News Sports Editor CORYDON — After three tough duals on the day, Lynnville-Sully’s wrestlers finished their run in the Wayne Duals with a resounding win over their hosts. The Hawks rolled over the Falcons, 64-6. Lynnville-Sully racked up 42 points on seven forfeit wins in the dual. The Hawks had three victories by pins and a major decision. Wayne’s only win was a pin in the 220-pound class. The Hawks lost 46-32 to Southeast Warren and 47-27 to Bedford/Lenox. Eddy vil le-Blakesburg-Fremont, ranked No. 2 in Class 1A, notched a 57-19 win over Lynnville-Sully. “It was a tough day team-wise for us, but there were a lot of good things for some of our kids,” said Steve Northcutt, Hawk head coach. “These were very tough teams we were up against, but saw some positive things. These are the kind of matches we need as we are starting to wind down and get into tournament time.” Noah Zylstra and Caden Doll went 4-0 on the day for Lynnville-Sully. Cole Nickell, Meliek Meyer and Shannon Dunsbergen each posted a 3-1 mark. Doll, who is ranked fifth in 1A at 160 pounds, pulled out a big win in the Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont dual. Doll faced second-ranked Ty-

Jocelyn Sheets/Daily News Lynnville-Sully junior Noah Zylstra has a half-nelson on an opponent and driving for a pin in an early-season competition at home. On Satrurday, Zylstra went 4-0 in the 170-pound division at the Wayne Duals. The Hawk team was 1-3 on the day at Corydon.

ler Foubert, winning 4-3. Meyer’s only loss at 145 came against EBF’s second-ranked Blake Marolf, who pinned Meyer at the 3:42 mark. Zylstra posted two wins by falls at 170 pounds. He defeated Southeast Warren’s Jacob Clark by a 16-1 technical fall in two periods and won by a forfeit. At 285, Dunsbergen had three pins and lost by a pin against Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont. Cole had a major decision win against EBF,

had two forfeit wins and lost by a pin. Lynnville-Sully goes to English Valleys Thursday. Southeast Warren (SOWA) 46, Lynnville-Sully (LS) 32 220: Brian Jimenez, SOWA, pinned Cooper Scandridge, LS, 3:10. 285: Shannon Dunsbergen, LS, pinned Elijah Williams, SOWA, 0:47. 106: Blake Bauer, SOWA, forf. 113: Cole Nickell, LS, forf. 120: Josh Sundberg, SOWA, forf. 126: Jake Hunerdosse, SOWA, pinned Caden Dunsbergen,

Pella Christian girls lose two contests By Jocelyn Sheets Daily News Sports Editor PELLA — Pella Christian’s girls lost to Class 4A, 14th-ranked Grinnell, 5646, Friday in Little Hawkeye Conference play. The Eagles turned around to play Saturday, losing 56-42 to host Des Moines Christian. The Eagles are 6-8 overall. They are 3-4 in conference action. Pella Christian is idle until Friday when it hosts Dallas CenterGrimes in LHC competition. Against Grinnell, the Eagles got behind 13-8 in the opening eight minutes and couldn’t make it up. Each teams tossed in 14 points in the second quarter with the Tigers up 27-22 at halftime. The Tigers widened the gap to 10 points on a 19-14 run in the third quarter. Pella Christian and Grinnell each scored 10 points in the fourth period. Hannah Beltman had a double-double for the Eagles with 12 points and 11 rebounds. The junior post player also blocked five shots. Brooke Mitrisin scored 13 points. Tessa Howerzyl had 10 points and three steals. Autumn Vos made three assists and added six points. Lauren Jungling scored five points. Grinnell was led by Anneliese Wiltfang and Regan Sharp. Each player nailed four 3-pointers as the Tigers hit 10 from long range for the game. Wiltfang finished with 18 points and Sharp had 16. On Saturday, Des Moines Christian did much the same against the Eagles. The Lions led the Eagles, 15-9, at the end of one quarter and held a 27-19 lead at the break. They outscored the Eagles 16-9 in the third. Pella Christian held a 14-13 scoring edge in the fourth. Howerzyl tossed in 12 points Saturday. Jungling chipped in with nine followed by Mitrisin with eight, Beltman with seven and Marina Shannon with six points.


Tigerhawks drop Nevada games By Dustin Turner Daily News Sports Writer

Jocelyn Sheets/Daily News Pella Christian junior Hannah Beltman (40) grabs a rebound in a game ealier this season. Beltman and the Eagle girls struggled over the weekend, losing once at home and once on the road.

NEVADA — Turnovers can doom a team offensively. Colfax-Mingo’s boys basketball team has found that fact out so far this season. Although the Tigerhawks have ramped up their efforts on defense, but a lack of ball security has kept C-M winless. C-M’s boys moved to 0-10 with a loss to Nevada last week. The Tigerhawks fell to the Cubs, 67-21, on Friday, Jan. 17. C-M turned the ball over 33 times in the loss. The Tigerhawks played the Cubs tight during the first half. They trailed 15-9 heading into the second quarter and outscored the Cubs, 9-8, to pull within five points heading into halftime. Nevada came out and smothered the Tigerhawks with pressure, and the Cubs proceeded to run away with the game after outscoing C-M 38-9 in the second half. Despite the loss, head coach John Borts was pleased with the improvement he has seen out of the Tigerhawks on defense. C-M See Page 8A

Iowa native chosen for U.S. Olympic bobsled team By Tim Reynolds AP Sports Writer Lolo Jones talked Lauryn Williams into trying bobsledding, dangling the potential of another Olympic trip as her bait. Little did they know they were talking about history. Jones and Williams — both Summer Olympic veterans — were among the selections Sunday night for the U.S. Olympic bobsled team, putting them in position to join a very exclusive club. Barring something unforeseen, they will become the ninth and 10th Americans to compete in both the summer and winter versions of the Games when they compete at the Sochi Olympics next month. Jones, Williams and Aja Evans were the three women chosen out of a six-wom-

Lauryn Williams an pool for the push athlete spots, that word coming at a team meeting where half the candidates saw their Olympic dreams realized and the other half saw them come to a quiet end. “I was definitely very nervous entering the room,” Jones said. “I’m usually used to looking up at a screen after I cross the finish line to see the results. You’re just like anxious, armpits are

Lolo Jones sweating, don’t know what’s going to happen.” Jones was one hurdle away from winning gold at the Beijing Olympics, then finished fourth at the London Games. Looking for a break from the spotlight but not sports, she turned to bobsled in the fall of 2012, winning a World Cup medal in her first race and quickly announcing herself as a legit Sochi contender.

Then she recruited Williams after the 2012 400-meter relay gold medalist and former world champion sprinter retired from track, talking her into the bobsled game. And all Williams has done as a rookie is help the U.S. win three medals in her four World Cup races, including a gold on Sunday. “I joined bobsled just to be a helper and to add positive energy to the team,” Williams said. “If my name wasn’t called, I wasn’t going to be upset. I’ve enjoyed this journey. I’ve enjoyed getting to know everyone. I’ve enjoyed the challenge.” At the University of Miami, where Williams was a star sprinter, the Olympic berth was big news. BOBSLED See Page 8A

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Eagle boys drop two over weekend

Sports Calendar

By Jocelyn Sheets Daily News Sports Editor

Today High School Basketball

Newton girls at Boone, 7:30 p.m. Greene County at Colfax-Mingo, girls 6 p.m., boys 7:30 p.m. South Hamilton at PCM, girls 6 p.m., boys 7:30 p.m. Lynnville-Sully at English Valleys, girls 6 p.m., boys 7:30 p.m. Nevada at CMB, girls 6 p.m., boys 7:30 p.m. Boys’ Swimming

Des Moines Roosevelt at Newton, 5:30 p.m. High School Wrestling

Grinnell, Boone at Newton, 7:30 p.m. PCM at Woodward-Granger

Middle School Wrestling

Knoxville, Boundrant-Farrar at Newton, 4:30 p.m. Middle School Basketball

Newton 8th boys at Oskaloosa, 4:30 p.m. Oskaloosa at Newton, 4:30 p.m. Thursday Boys’ Swimming Newton at Indianola, 6 p.m. High School Wrestling Newton, Des Moines Roosevelt at Indianola, 5:30 p.m. Lynnville-Sully, Iowa Valley at English Valleys, 6 p.m. South Hamilton at PCM, 6:30 p.m. CMB at Colfax-Mingo, 6:30 p.m. Middle School Basketball Oskaloosa at Newton 7th girls, 4:30 p.m. Carlisle at Newton 8th boys, 4:30 p.m. Newton 8th girls at Oskaloosa, 4:30 p.m. Newton 7th boys at Carlisle, 4:30 p.m. Friday High School Basketball Norwalk at Newton, girls 6:15 p.m., boys 7:30 p.m. Roland-Story at PCM, girls 6 p.m., boys 7:30 p.m. South Hamilton at Colfax-Mingo, girls 6 p.m., boys 7:30 p.m. H-L-V at Lynnville-Sully, girls 6 p.m., boys 7:30 p.m. Dallas Center-Grimes at Pella Christian, girls 6 p.m., boys 7:30 p.m. Greene County at CMB, girls 6 p.m., boys 7:30 p.m.

PELLA — Being out-rebounded 2-to-1 is not a good formula for winning in basketball. Sometimes teams can get away with a win, but they have to shoot better from the field than their opponents. Neither happened over the weekend for Pella Christian’s boys. The Eagles fell to Grinnell at home Friday night, 68-49, in Little Hawkeye Conference play then lost 63-43 to host Des Moines Christian Saturday. In both contests, the Eagles gave up a lot of points in the middle quarters. Pella Christian had 13 rebounds to Grinnell’s 31 boards. The Tigers ripped the nets at a 52-percent clip, 26-of-50, from the field while the Eagles were 20-of-46 for 43 percent. Grinnell held an 11-10 lead af-

LS, 1:10. 132: Gabe Henderson, SOWA, pinned Korey Exline, LS, 2:36. 138: Tanner Flesher, SOWA, maj. dec. Kyle Kramer, LS, 13-2. 145: Meliek Meyer, LS, dec. Alex Mitchell, SOWA, 10-3. 152: Jacob Hoch, SOWA, pinned Payton Scandridge, LS, 0:36. 160: Caden Doll, LS, forf. 170: Noah Zylstra, LS, tech. fall Jacob Clark, SOWA, 4:00 16-1. 182: Jack Hardin, LS, forf. 195: Ty Schneider, SOWA, pinned Blake Wehrle, LS, 3:10. Lynnville-Sully (LS) 64, Wayne (W) 6 113: Cole Nickell, LS, forf. 126: Caden Dunsbergen, LS, forf. 132: Korey Exline, LS, forf. 138: Kyle Kramer, LS, forf. 145: Meliek Meyer, LS, pinned Erica Halferty, W, 0:07. 152: Payton Scandridge, LS, pinned Connor Runyon, W, 0:38. 160: Caden Doll, LS, maj. dec. Blayde Baker, W, 10-0. 170: Noah Zylstra, LS, forf. 182: Jack Hardin, LS, forf. 195: Blake Wehrle, LS, forf. 220: Tate Vandyne, W, pinned Cooper Scandridge, LS, 0:39. 285: Shannon Dunsbergen, LS, pinned Jessy Williams, W, 1:00. Eddyville-Blakesburg (EB) 57, Lynnville-Sully (LS) 19 285: Luke Welch, EB, dec. Shannon Dunsbergen, LS, 6-3. 106: Anthony (Tanner) Rea, EB, forf. 113: Cole Nickell, LS, maj. dec. Adam Proctor, EB, 9-1. 120: Adam

lem. The Eagles had 14 rebounds and the Lions pulled down 24. Des Moines Christian shot 56.5 percent, 26-of-46, from the field and Pella Christian went 13-of-30 for 43 percent. Jungling fired in 16 points for the Eagles. Collins chipped in with nine points followed by Posthuma and Van Kooten with five each. Jared Van Wyk scored three points. Holwerda, Haveman and Nathan Vande Voort had one point each. Baugh dished out four assists. The Eagles were 11-of-20 at the free-throw line. Des Moines Christian was led by Logan Vander Platts with 25 points. Keaton Van Soelen scored 12 and Noah Hart added 10. Pella Christian is 6-8 overall. The Eagles are 2-5 in Little Hawkeye Conference play. They are idle until Friday when they host Dallas Center-Grimes.

C-M: Tigerhawk teams seek elusive first victory Continued from Page 7A “For the second straight game, we were very competitive during the first half. Our defense has been good for two games,” Borts said. “We have improved quite a bit in that area. We had allowed only 52 points going into that last two minutes when they had a reserve hit three 3-pointers to finish the game.” Senior Colin Lourens connected on each of his five shot attempts and knocked Lourens down two free throws to lead

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ter on quarter then had a 16-12 run to the break for a 27-22 advantage. The Eagles were outscored 27-14 by the Tigers in the third period and 14-13 in the fourth. Coltin Collins paced the Eagles with 14 points. Sebastian Baugh scored 10 points and was the leading rebounder with four. Levi Jungling passed out five assists. Jungling and Josh Posthuma each scored eight points. Nate Haveman added four points. Jason Holwerda had three and Ryan Van Kooten scored two. Grinnell got 17 points from Joe Schmidt, 13 points from Denton York and 12 from Clayton Scurr. Saturday’s game at Des Moines Christian saw the Eagles take an early lead, 16-14, at the end of the first quarter. The Lions roared to a 26-23 halftime lead and pulled away with a 22-7 surge in the third quarter. Again, rebounding was a prob-

Proctor, EB, forf. 126: Andrew Hart, EB, pinned Caden Dunsbergen, LS, 5:23. 132: Korey Exline, LS, forf. 138: Jeren Glosser, EB, pinned Kyle Kramer, LS, 0:58. 145: Blake Marolf, EB, pinned Meliek Meyer, LS, 3:42. 152: Jeffrey Koebke, EB, pinned Payton Scandridge, LS, 0:55. 160: Caden Doll, LS, dec. Tyler Foubert, EB, 4-3. 170: Noah Zylstra, LS, pinned Cory Archer, EB, 2:33. 182: Dillon Pigsley, EB, pinned Jack Hardin, LS, 2:14. 195: Hunter Johnston, EB, pinned Blake Wehrle, LS, 0:39. 220: Bryce Wursta, EB, pinned Cooper Scandridge, LS, 0:27. Bedford/Lenox (BL) 48, Lynnville-Sully (LS) 27 113: Jared Hensley, BL, pinned Cole Nickell, LS, 4:23. 120: Dusten Reed, BL, forf. 126: Josh Mitchell, BL, pinned Caden Dunsbergen, LS, 2:54. 132: Sam McMillin, BL, pinned Bryson Barnett, LS, 3:02. 138: Trenton Barnett, BL, pinned Kyle Kramer, LS, 2:45. 145: Meliek Meyer, LS, dec. OT Hunter Russel, BL, 6-4. 152: Zach Johnson, BL, pinned Payton Scandridge, LS, 3:47. 160: Caden Doll, LS, pinned Zachary Marxen, BL, 2:12. 170: Noah Zylstra, LS, pinned Spencer Payne, BL, 0:14. 182: Seth Willets, BL, pinned Jack Hardin, LS, 3:03. 195: Blake Wehrle, LS, forf. 220: Zach McMillin, BL, pinned Cooper Scandridge, LS, 0:09. 285: Shannon Dunsbergen, LS, pinned Jacey Glynn, BL, 4:15.

C-M with 12 points. Jacob Lietz dished out five assists, leading the team. Cole Gidel’s 13 points led the Cubs. Alex Merfeld had 11 and led the team in rebounds with seven. Gidel 13, Merfeld 11, Joseph Heintz 9, Riley Huhn 7, Bennett Thompson 6 Colfax-Mingo’s girls basketball team continues its search for the elusive first victory after taking a loss at the hands of Nevada’s Cubs, 64-14, on Friday, Jan. 17. Nevada jumped on top of the Lady Tigerhawks early, getting out to a 20-4 lead after one quarter. The second quarter was more of the same as Nevada outscored C-M 24-3. The Cubs rode the 44-7 half-

time lead to a 50-point win. Senior center McKenzie Cogley led C-M with eight points on 3-of-10 shooting. Senior Jade Lewis hauled in eight rebounds. Kati Cassabaum led the way for the Cubs with 18 points and 12 rebounds. Nevada had three other players, Claire Ausman, Alli Fey and Jessica Helton — score 11 points apiece. Boys Game Colfax-Mingo 9-9-5-4 — 27 Nevada 15-8-18-20 — 61 C-M — Lourens 12, Blake Summy 4, Smith 4, Michael Deal 2, James Stoecker 2, Myers 2 Girls Game Colfax-Mingo 4-3-5-2 — 14 Nevada 20-24-13-7 — 64 C-M — Cogley 8, Jessica Albright 2, Amy Russell 2, Kayla Van Dusseldorp 2 Nevada — Cassabaum 18, Helton 11, Fey 11, Ausman 11, Megan Pringnitz 6, Christine Ausman 6

Bobsled: Lolo Jones, Lauryn Williams make Olympic history Continued from Page 7A “When she is determined to achieve something she is one of the most driven and competitive athletes I have ever been associated with,” Miami track coach Amy Deem said. Jones and Williams will join Evans, another Winter Olympic first-timer, and drivers Jamie Greubel, Elana Meyers and Jazmine Fenlator on the women’s team. It also gave Sunday’s selections a somber feel. Williams and Jones both said they felt for the athletes who weren’t picked. The U.S. qualified three men’s two-man sleds and two four-man sleds for Sochi. Reigning Olympic four-man champion Steven Holcomb will drive USA-1 and Nick Cunningham will be at the control of USA-2

in four-man. Cory Butner will drive the other twoman entry. Holcomb and his crew of Curt Tomasevicz, Steve Langton and Chris Fogt will be USA-1. Holcomb snapped a 62-year U.S. gold medal drought in the four-man event at the 2010 Vancouver Games, and now will try to give the U.S. its first two-man gold since 1936. Justin Olsen, Johnny Quinn and Dallas Robinson will push Cunningham’s four-man sled. Robinson was one of the men’s push athletes on the fence of qualifying as well, and said he passed the time waiting out the selection meeting in a rather unusual manner. “I was eating chocolate donuts, because I figure I was either going to celebrate or I was going to eat myself into a coma,” Robin-

son said. So there was some levity in a stressful night, but the relief was evident among those on the team. About two hours after the team selection was made, Jones posted her reaction on Facebook, summing up the emotions of having another chance to compete for an Olympic medal. “Had I not hit a hurdle in Beijing I would not have tried to go to London to redeem myself,” she wrote. “Had I not got fourth in London I would not have tried to find another way to accomplish the dream. Bobsled was my fresh start. Bobsled humbled me. Bobsled made me stronger. Bobsled made me hungry. Bobsled made me rely on faith. Bobsled gave me hope. I push a bobsled but bobsled pushed me to never give up on my dreams.”

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September 1, 2012, together with late charges, advances and the costs of the action including (but not limited to) title costs and reasonable attorney's fees, as well as a request that said sums be declared a lien upon the following described premises from July 24, 2009, located in Jasper county, Iowa: Lot Fourteen in Section "E" in Greencastle Place, an addition to the City of Newton, Jasper County, Iowa, as appears in Book 323, Page 344 in the Office of the Recorder of said County, commonly known as 549 W 10th St N, Newton, IA 50208 (the “Property”) The petition further prays that the mortgage on the above described real estate be foreclosed, that a special execution issue for the sale of as much of the mortgaged premises as is necessary to satisfy the judgment and for other relief as the Court deems just and equitable. For further details, please review the petition on file in the clerk's office. The Plaintiffs attorney is Douglas J. Mizer, of South and Associates, P.C.; whose address is 1245 Jordan Creek Parkway, Suite 120, West Des Moines, IA 50266. NOTICE THE PLAINTIFF HAS ELECTED FORECLOSURE WITHOUT REDEMPTION. THIS MEANS THAT THE SALE OF THE MORTGAGED PROPERTY WILL OCCUR PROMPTLY AFTER ENTRY OF JUDGMENT UINLESS YOU FILE WITH THE COURT A WRITTEN DEMAND TO DELAY THE SALE. IF YOU FILE A WRITTEN DEMAND, THE SALE WILL BE DELAYED UNTIL TWELVE MONTHS (OR SIX MONTHS IF THE PETITION INCLUDES A WAIVER OF DEFICIENCY JUDGMENT) FROM THE ENTRY OF JUDGMENT IF THE MORTGAGED PROPERTY IS YOUR RESIDENCE AND IS A ONE-FAMILY OR TWO-FAMILY DWELLING OR UNTIL TWO MONTHS FROM ENTRY OF JUDGMENT IF THE MORTGAGED PROPERTY IS NOT YOUR RESIDENCE OR IS YOUR RESIDENCE BUT NOT A ONE-FAMILY OR TWO-FAMILY DWELLING. YOU WILL HAVE NO RIGHT OF REDEMPTION AFTER THE SALE. THE PURCHASER AT THE SALE WILL BE ENTITLED TO IMMEDIATE POSSESSION OF THE MORTGAGED PROPERTY. YOU MAY PURCHASE AT THE SALE. You must serve a motion or answer on or before 17th day of February, 2014, and within a reasonable time thereafter file your motion or answer with the Clerk of Court for Jasper County, at the county courthouse in Newton, Iowa. If you do not, judgment by default may be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. If you require the assistance of auxiliary aids or services to participate in a court action because of a disability, immediately call your District ADA Coordinator at 515-286-3394. If you are hearing impaired, call Relay Iowa TTY at 1-800-735-2942. By: CLERK OF THE ABOVE COURT Jasper County Courthouse 101 N. 1st Street, #104 Newton, IA 50208 IMPORTANT: YOU ARE ADVISED TO SEEK LEGAL ADVICE AT ONCE TO PROTECT YOUR INTERESTS. January 14, 21, & 28

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IN THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT FOR JASPER COUNTY IOWA BANKERS MORTGAGE CORPORATION, Plaintiff, vs. MATTHEW C. RASMUSSON; SPOUSE OF MATTHEW C. RASMUSSON; MELANIE R. RASMUSSON; SPOUSE OF MELANIE C. RASMUSSON; FIRST STATE BANK; and PARTIES IN POSSESSION, Defendants. EQUITY NO. EQCV 118713 ORIGINAL NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION To the above-named Defendants: You are notified there was on December 31, 2013 filed in the Office of the Clerk of the abovenamed Court a Foreclosure Petition, which prays for foreclosure of a mortgage in favor of the Plaintiff on the property described herein and judgment in rem in the amount of $306,811.74 plus interest at the rate of 5.0000% per annum from July 1, 2013, such amount equaling $42.03 per day, the costs of the action including title costs of $225.00, and reasonable attorney fees and that said sums be declared a lien upon the following-described premises from July 30, 2009, located in Jasper County, Iowa, towit: Parcel F in the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 14 and in the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 11, all in Township 78 North, Range 17 West of the 5th P.M., Jasper County, Iowa as shown in plat recorded in Book 1125 Page 371 in the office of the Recorder of said County. (Except Parcel G of Parcel F of the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 11 and the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 14, all in Township 78 North, Range 17 West of the 5th P.M., Jasper County, Iowa, as shown in plat recorded in Book 1154 Page 544 in the office of the Recorder of said County.) that the mortgage on the above-described real estate be foreclosed, that a special execution issue for the sale of as much of the mortgaged premises as is necessary to satisfy the judgment and for other relief as the Court may deem just and equitable. The attorney for the Plaintiff is Krystle Campa Berry, whose address is The Highland Building, 4201 Westown Parkway, Suite 300, West Des Moines, Iowa 50266, Phone: (515) 288-2500, Facsimile: (515) 471-7942. NOTICE THE PLAINTIFF HAS ELECTED FORECLOSURE WITHOUT REDEMPTION. THIS MEANS THAT THE SALE OF THE MORTGAGED PROPERTY WILL OCCUR PROMPTLY AFTER ENTRY OF JUDGMENT UNLESS YOU FILE WITH THE COURT A WRITTEN DEMAND TO DELAY THE SALE. IF YOU FILE A WRITTEN DEMAND, THE SALE WILL BE DELAYED UNTIL SIX MONTHS FROM ENTRY OF JUDGMENT IF THE MORTGAGED PROPERTY IS YOUR RESIDENCE AND IS A ONEFAMILY OR TWO-FAMILY DWELLING OR UNTIL TWO MONTHS FROM ENTRY OF JUDGMENT IF THE MORTGAGED PROPERTY IS NOT YOUR RESIDENCE OR IS YOUR RESIDENCE BUT NOT A ONE-FAMILY OR TWO-FAMILY DWELLING. YOU WILL HAVE NO RIGHT OF REDEMPTION AFTER THE SALE. THE PURCHASER AT THE SALE WILL BE ENTITLED TO IMMEDIATE POSSESSION OF THE MORTGAGED PROPERTY. YOU MAY PURCHASE AT THE SALE. You must serve a motion or answer on or before the 24th day of Febuary, 2014, and within a reasonable time thereafter, file your motion or answer, in the Iowa District Court for Jasper County, Iowa, at the County Courthouse in Newton, Iowa. If you do not, judgment by default may be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Petition. If you require the assistance of auxiliary aids or services to participate in court because of a disability, immediately call your district ADA coordinator at 515-286-3930. (If you are hearing impaired, call Relay Iowa TTY at 1-800-735-2942.) Disability coordinators cannot provide legal advice. Clerk of the Above Court, Jasper County Courthouse Newton, Iowa IMPORTANT YOU ARE ADVISED TO SEEK LEGAL ADVICE AT ONCE TO PROTECT YOUR INTERESTS. February 4, 2014 Date of Third Publication January 21 & 28, and February 4 IN THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT OF JASPER COUNTY JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Plaintiff, vs. Justin Schippers; Parties in Possession; Unknown Spouse (if any) of Justin Schippers, et al. Defendants. EQUITY NO: EQCV118690 ORIGINAL NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION You are notified that a petition has been filed in the office of this court naming you as a defendant in this action. The petition was filed on December 13, 2013, and prays for foreclosure of Plaintiffs mortgage in favor of the Plaintiff on the property described in this notice and judgment for the unpaid principal amount of $68,145.09, with 5.25% per annum interest thereon from September 1, 2012, together with late charges, advances and the costs of the action including (but not limited to) title costs and reasonable attorney's fees, as well as a request that said sums be declared a lien upon the following described premises from July 24, 2009, located in Jasper county, Iowa: Lot Fourteen in Section "E" in Greencastle Place, an addition to the City of Newton, Jasper County, Iowa, as appears in Book 323, Page 344 in the Office of the Recorder of said County, commonly known as 549 W 10th St N, Newton, IA 50208 (the “Property”) The petition further prays that the mortgage on the above described real estate be foreclosed, that a special execution issue for the sale of as much of the mortgaged premises as is necessary to satisfy the judgment and for other relief as the Court deems just and equitable. For further details, please review the petition on file in the clerk's office. The Plaintiffs attorney is Douglas J. Mizer, of South and Associates, P.C.; whose address is 1245 Jordan Creek Parkway, Suite 120, West Des Moines, IA 50266.

IN THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT OF JASPER COUNTY EQUITY NO: SCSC052860 DATE PETTITION FILED: 7/22/13 ORIGINAL NOTICE Key Cooperative Plaintiff(s), vs. Kay Eshelman a/k/a Harriet Kay Eshelman Defendant(s). You are notified that a petition has been filed in the office of this court naming you as a defendant in this action, which petition prays (1) for judgment in the amount of $1,163.22 plus costs based on non-payment for products and/or services, plus finance charges of 19.8%. The name and address of the attorney for the plaintiff is Roger L. Sutton, 119 North Jackson Street, Charles City, Iowa 50616 The attorney's phone number is (641)228-6010 facsimile number (641) 228-6356 You must serve a motion or answer on or before 24th day of February, 2014, and within a reasonable time thereafter file your motion or answer with the Clerk of Court for Jasper County, at the county courthouse in Newton, Iowa. If you do not, judgment by default may be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. If you require the assistance to participate in a court action because of a disability, immediately call your District Coordinator at 515-286-3859. If you are hearing or speech impaired, call Relay Iowa TTY at 1-800-735-2942. Disability coordinators cannot provide legal advice. (Seal) Carol Sage, Mark Rosenburg CLERK OF COURT Jasper County Courthouse 101 N. 1st Street, #104 Newton, IA 50208 IMPORTANT: YOU ARE ADVISED TO SEEK LEGAL ADVICE AT ONCE TO PROTECT YOUR INTERESTS. 1 Here make a general statement of the claim or claims and, subject to the limitation in Iowa R. Civ. P. 1.403(1), the relief demanded (Iowa R. Civ. P. 1.302 (1)). 2 Date inserted here must not be less than 20 days after the day of the last publication of the original notice (Iowa R. Civ. P. 1.303). January 7, 14 & 21

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1 & 2 bdrm units in Newton & Monroe! Priced $450-$600 $200 Security Deposits Pet Friendly (some restrictions) W/D Hookups Central Air Dishwasher Private covered Patio or Balcony with storage Laundry Facility onsite (641)792-6939 EHO

CLEAN 1 BR. Laundry, appliances, garage opener, furnished. 1 year lease. References. No pets. No smoking. 792-3234 or 792-8811 QUIET, 2 bedroom Apartment. 2nd floor, appliances, water, furnished. 50+ preferred. No pets. References, Deposit, 641-792-3449.




FARMLAND FOR RENT Marshall County: 75 acres, Timber Creek Twp 75 acres, Logan Twp Jasper County: 40 acres, Mariposa Twp Cash Lease For More Information, Contact Hertz Farm Management, Inc. at 515-382-1500

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2008 SUNSET Creek by Sunny Brook, 27' travel trailer, 12' slide out, walk in shower, regular size bed, sofa, and table make into a bed. 2 platform rockers and TV included, electric front jack, good condition, $13,000. Call 641-7924935

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2 BEDROOM, ground floor apartment. Stove, refrigerator. Easy access with garage option. $395/month. References required. 792-4388


FREE: FEMALE Calico Cat, smart, lovable, friendly, and fixed. Must have a good home. 641-831-3338 or 641-275-2959. WANTED

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1997 FORD Conversion Van. Heavy ½ ton, great for towing. New front end and front tires. Runs great. $2400. 515-778-2792

1 & 2 & 3 BDRM apartments: heat, water, stove, refrigerator, drapes all included. Off-street parking. 641-792-4000. THE AD that ran in this space got Results and was cancelled.

RENTAL STALLS now available at Industrial Park, 36'x12'. 641-792-8182.



2 BR $480-$500/mo. • 1st and last month free with 13 month lease on selected units

MOBILE HOMES for Sale Financing available. Newer 3 bedroom 3 bath mobile home located in deer run estates in Colfax. 515-2102835 or 563-357-0487

CLASSIFIED OFFERS a simple solution … if you need a new home, apartment, a better car or the services of an expert repairman.

WANTED: FIREWOOD, cheap or free. 515-9942226.

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LOOKING FOR 22 Long Rifle Ammo. Must be reasonable. 641-275-3557.

Next to New Hy-Vee Satellite Available 510 E. 17th St. S.

1999 ARCTIC Cat 4wheeler ATV, like new, runs great! $1950. 641831-3821. No calls after 8 pm. FOR SALE 2005 Mercury Sable LS SHO V6, 4 Door, Automatic, Leather Interior, Sun Roof, Exc. Condition, runs great, good tires, 105k miles serviced every 3000 mi. $4,000.00 firm 515-249-0391


OLD MILITARY items: German, Japanese, and American, and old Advertising signs. 641-4856591.

DAEWOO-DD802L DOZER $20,000. 641-792-4332

TWO Taurus SHO's. 1993 Ford Taurus SHO: 81200+ one owner miles. Manual 5 speed overdrive transmission. All options except sunroof. Ultra red crimson color. Very clean, good to excellent condition. Included owners manual, Ford repair manual, Chiltion repair manual, purchase papers, repair records, original floor mats, and 1993 magazine articles. Vehicle is ready to drive anywhere. 1995 SHO: Parts car with lots of good parts. Bad engine and automatic transmission. Good Body, glass, wheels, and more. Asking $4900 for both cars. 641791-2220.

1968 BLUE Ford Mustang Convertible. 60,000 miles, 289 Automatic. 641-7924481 or 641-521-7813

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2002 GRAY, extended cab Chevy Silverado. Fully loaded with towing package, leather, heated seats, automatic seats, mirrors, etc. 207k miles and some very minor dents/scratches. Engine runs perfect. Recently fully detailed and new battery. $7,000 OBO. Contact Cody if interested at 515-681-1373

1999 HARLEY Davidson XL CH Sportster, red & black, runs good, 24,000 miles, $3500. Must sell. call for details, after 2:30pm 641-521-7165

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Whatever is sinking your boat these days, the Libra moon just wants you to patch up the problem and float along. Can you do it? The Aquarius sun suggests that if you are having trouble, just think about the entirety of the human race. Your issue may disappear in the large-scale scene of this backdrop.

your feet — you’ll fall. Believe in your inherent ability to counterbalance.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Jan. 21). This year you are most often present in the moment and happy. That is more than some of the most powerful people in the world can say. Love where you are in life. Words change your relationship for the better in February. June brings a coveted job offer. If you relocate in August, you won’t be sorry. Your love signs are Taurus and Aquarius. Your lucky numbers are: 3, 34, 2, 22 and 18.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Should you put up and shut up, or cut ties for the greater good? Instead of endlessly mulling it over, let’s cut to the quick. The answer is: neither. There’s a compromise that will work brilliantly.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Are you thinking or feeling? The functions are not mutually exclusive. Thinking without feeling is like dancing with only

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Don’t ask anyone to change. Change is possible, but it usually doesn’t occur as an answer to someone’s request. Practice acceptance, and when that isn’t working for you, try harder.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). When you’re asking something of a friend, it might be hard to know how much is too much. The usual cues won’t read so easily. A good rule is to be as self-sufficient as possible. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Are you doing it wrong? Is everyone? These are the questions you’ll ask of your group

now, preferring the brave and challenging response over the clueless consensus.

is to sign up for things. Pile on the responsibilities. You can handle them now.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). A fluid attitude will serve you well. Let yourself be changed by new information. The stubborn people who don’t react to what is going on right now will get stuck in the past.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The truth has a funny way of coming out. You sense it, someone says it, and suddenly you realize that it has arrived and there’s no going back. Bonus: The truth usually, ultimately, makes things better.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You know people, and you want the people you know to know each other. If you let this instinct to mix and mingle be your guiding light, you will end up with a lot of grateful friends. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You are an investigator of sorts today. Random knowledge will delight you, and so will any task that requires you to seek it. Your curiosity is a rare and most attractive gift. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). When you have a lot to do, you will do a lot. The same goes when you have but a little to do. The key

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). The people who are fully themselves might not say the things you want them to say, and that’s the beauty of it. They’ll say what they need to say, and you’ll respect that impulse. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19). The reason you don’t obsess about your own journey through this day is that you are, at least some of the time, thinking of the human condition. COPYRIGHT 2013 CREATORS.COM

Local Agriculture

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Agriculture Briefs

IFAA Offers Iowa Youth $164,200 in Scholarships

Ty Rushing/Daily News Austin Egger, a Baxter class of 2013 graduate and FFA alumni, showing off his tractor during FFA week last year at Baxter. Baxter’s FFA recently launched an alumni group and on Friday, it will host a soup and sandwich soup supper at the Baxter Community School Building.

Newly launched Baxter FFA alumni group to hold soup fundraiser By Ty Rushing Daily News Staff Writer

which has expanded quite a bit since Tingwald took over last year. “The 2013-14 school year has brought growth to the Baxter FFA Chapter. Last year, including our non-high school members, we had 34 members,” Tingwald said. “This year, we have 64 members. Growth is due in part to the new middle school enrollment as well as the increased interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) that sgriculture courses offer at the high school level.” This supper will also be one of the first major events put on by the alumni group, which was created last fall. There will also be a silent auction, where participants can bid on seed corn, seed beans, a pedal car and various gift baskets. “This fall, when we chartered our Alumni Chapter, we began brainstorming fundraising ideas so that we could offer support directly to the FFA members,” Tingwald said. “One of those goals included scholarships to graduating senior FFA members. A soup supper was one of the many ideas we considered and decided to pursue. The alumni will also continue their sale of fleece CMB blankets. They will also be available Friday night.” Tingwald said the alumni

If you like to eat, all you need is $6 and your appetite and you can help out the Baxter High School FFA program. This Friday during, before and after the Raiders basketball game, the Baxter FFA Alumni will be hosting a soup and sandwich soup supper in the west commons of the Baxter school building. All proceeds are going towards the FFA program for new jackets and scholarships. Ag Instructor/FFA Advisor Courtney Tingwald thinks this is a great way to support the program and to fill up your stomach. “Community support is vital to the success and growth of FFA chapters,” Tingwald said. “It is the community that finically supports chapter fundraisers, the fruit sales and the soup suppers. It is also the community that shows up to attend FFA sponsored events, the annual banquet, Ag Olympics, National FFA Week, etc.” “For our chapter, we find the value in our community and their support and look for ways to support our community the same way they support us,” she continued. The increased need for jackets and scholarships correlates to the growth of the program,

DES MOINES — College-bound Iowa youth active in 4-H and/or FFA livestock projects and current undergraduate students may apply for $164,200 in scholarships available from the Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement. There are 62 scholarships available to freshmen entering any Iowa two or four-year, post-secondary institution this fall and 27 scholarships available to current undergraduates attending Iowa State University. Applicants must major in animal science or a curriculum in agriculture or human sciences that is related to the agriculture industry. The awards include: one $10,000 one-year scholarship, two $6,000 one-year scholarships, three $5,500 one-year scholarships, six $5,000 one-year scholarships, two $3,000 one-year scholarships, two $2,500 one-year scholarships, 12 $2,000 one-year scholarships, seven $1,500 oneyear scholarships, one $1,200 one-year scholarship, 45 $1,000 one-year scholarships and eight $500 one-year scholarships. Applications and additional information are available by visiting the Sale of Champions section of the Iowa State Fair’s website or by calling (515) 291-3941. Selection will be based on level of 4-H/FFA involvement in livestock and other agricultural project work, livestock exhibition and/or judging, scholarship, leadership and career plans. Applications for current undergraduate students must be postmarked by April 1, and applications for incoming freshmen must be postmarked by May 1. All materials should be sent to IFAA Winner’s Circle Scholarship, c/o SGI, 30805 595th Ave., Cambridge, IA 50046. Winners will be announced during the 2014 Iowa State Fair annual 4-H/FFA Sale of Champions on Saturday, Aug. 16, an event sponsored by IFAA. The IFAA is a non-profit organization founded in 1988. It is comprised of agricultural enthusiasts dedicated to encouraging 4-H and FFA livestock, poultry and agricultural project members to pursue ag-related careers. IFAA scholarship funds come from a percentage of Sale of Champions proceeds as well as Winner’s Circle Club donations.

group has a goal to give every senior member of FFA a scholarship, but it is all dependent on how much they raise before the school year ends. She realizes how important community support is for FFA to remain vital and hopes this event is a success. “In my second year, I’ve also made, and continue to make, more connections with the community,” she said. These relationships with community members are extremely important and vital to our chapters success and continue to provide more opportunities to students and chapter members.” With the new alumni group and nearly twice the members as before, Tingwald certainly has her work cut out for her in her second year at the helm but seems to be prepared. No, not those briefs. We want your short (brief ) “My second year of teaching news items about upcoming events in and around has brought comfort and added Jasper County. You can submit them to P.O. Box difficulties as with anything,” 967, Newton, IA 50208, by calling our news tip line Tingwald said. “The most reat (641) 792-3121, ext. 423, or via email to newswarding aspect in the second year is to see the continued growth of students and FFA members as they continue to A WesleyLife Community in Newton learn and try new things.”

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Horse slaughter blocked by federal law SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The resumption of commercial horse slaughter in the U.S. was blocked Friday as President Barack Obama signed a budget measure that withholds money for required federal inspections of the slaugh-

tering process. Although the measure provides temporary funding for the federal government, it stops the Agriculture Department from spending money for inspections necessary for slaughterhouses to ship horse meat interstate and

eventually export it to overseas consumers. The president’s action came as a New Mexico judge granted a preliminary injunction against a Roswell company from moving forward with its plans to start slaughtering horses.


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