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Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Supervisors approve additions to sheriff’s office
OBITUARIES Hisako Chrismore, 84 Mary DeBruyn, 88 Linda Farrington, 70 Mike Myers, 51 Grace Patterson, 79 Etola Thielman, 99
By Ty Rushing Daily News Senior Staff Writer
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Jocelyn Sheets/Daily News Iowa Speedway fans cheer on their favorite drivers ready for a restart in the later stages of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Fan Appreciation 200 last September. James Buescher (31) won the race on Lap 212 on a green-white-checkered restart.
Iowa Speedway sales tax rebate passes in Iowa Senate By Bob Eschliman Daily News Editor
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A bill to extend a $12.5 million sales tax rebate for Iowa Speedway overwhelmingly passed the Iowa Senate by a 36-9 margin Monday afternoon. A companion bill in the Iowa House is expected to go to the floor in that chamber soon. The $12.5 million incentive was originally offered in 2006 when Iowa Speedway first broke ground. Under the provisions of the incentive, Iowa Speedway receives an annual rebate of 5 percent of its state sales tax revenue — so far, that has amounted to about $3.1 million. The incentive is currently set to expire in 2016.
Senate File 2341 extends the incentive for another 10 years and allows for out-of-state ownership of the facility through NASCAR. Iowa Speedway President Jimmy Small had previously told legislators the incentive is necessary to ensure the track is able to move forward with expansion efforts. In interviews with the Daily News, he said the racetrack, which has faced enormous financial difficulties under previous Iowa-based ownership, has to prove to NASCAR leadership it can operate on its own. Iowa Speedway benefits from the incentive only if it is able to put fans in the grandstand. State Sen. Bill Dotzler of Waterloo, an avowed racing fan, echoed those
sentiments as he urged his colleagues to pass SF 2341. Some Republicans balked at the measure, saying it was “choosing winners and losers” that would be best resolved in an open-market situation. State Rep. Dan Kelley (D-Newton) said the bill would come to the House floor today. The bill has passed the Iowa House Ways and Means Committee. SF 2341 was immediately messaged to the House — where it may be considered for a floor vote at any time — after it received the Senate’s approval. Daily News Editor Bob Eschliman may be contacted at (641) 792-3121, ext. 423, or at beschliman@newtondailynews. com.
Community invited to ‘Pay It Forward For Pete’ during benefit on Friday
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By Daily News Staff A benefit for the family of Pete Hussmann, longtime editor of the Newton Daily News and editor of the Newton Independent, is planned for 5 to 11 p.m. Friday at the Newton Elks Lodge #1270, 111 E. Second St. S. in Newton. The event — “Pay It Forward For Pete” — will include a 50/50 drawing, koozies,
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a silent auction from 5 to 8 p.m., food from 5 to 7 p.m. and a dance with Energy 106.7 and KCOB’s Jamie Grout from 7 to 11 p.m. The cost is $10 per person or $15 per couple. Anyone 18 or younger will be admitted for free. All donations will benefit Pete’s wife, Julie Bak, and their sons, BENEFIT See Page 5A
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Sexual Assault Awareness Month Newton Mayor Mike Hansen signed a proclamation on Monday declaring April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Newton. Fabiana Kunze, an advocate for Crisis Intervention Services of Iowa, was on hand to witness.
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DMACC to host career, job fair Thursday
Our 112th Year No. 217
Special to Daily News
Newton Development Corporation, Jasper County Economic Development Corporation, Iowa State Extension and Outreach Office and DMACC will host a job and career fair from 4 to 7 p.m. on
Thursday at DMACC in room 210. The sponsors of the fair reminds participants to bring their resumes and dress in an attire appropriate for your industry. The fair has brought in many employers from the Newton and Jasper County area.
By the time April beings, the Jasper County Sheriff ’s Office will have a few additional “tools” to work with. At Tuesday’s Jasper County Board of Supervisors meeting, Sheriff John Halferty received approval from the board to allow Eric Van Zee to become a reserve deputy beginning April 1. “Eric Van Zee, he worked for the state patrol for several years and he left there just recently and began his own business,” Halferty said. “A lot of good experience. He’s a ‘homegrown boy,’ as I call it, and he expressed his desire to keep his service up and wanted to be a reserve. It’s a good smooth transition for us and we’ll always take reserves.” In addition to Van Zee’s appointment, Halferty also delivered some big news to the board with regard to his department’s motor pool. “Today, we are picking up our armored tactical and rescue vehicle from the military,” Halferty said. “We got approved within the last few days and we should have it in the next few days.” Halferty said the shipping weight for the new vehicle is 50,000 pounds. “We are looking forward to that, and it will be another tool in our toolbox if we ever need it,” Halferty said. Jasper County Maintenance Director Adam Sparks asked the board for approval for a new grasshopper mower so his department would be able to take on more duties in maintaining county properties and provide an efficient solution for handling light snow fall on county walkways. “When we bought our last mower, it was about four years ago, and it was a little residential-class John Deere mower. Mainly, because the biggest yard we mowed was the courthouse,” Sparks said. Sparks said, since then, his department has taken up the responsibility of maintaining the Jasper County Emergency Operation Command Center, which was previously the National Guard Armory adjacent to Maytag Park in Newton. SUPERVISORS See Page 5A
Also at Tuesday’s Jasper County supervisors meeting: • Jasper County Emergency Management Coordinator Jim Sparks received approval to continue to be the county’s representative for procuring funds from Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management. Sparks also received approval to have the county provide a local match from the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. Sparks is seeking $28,000 from the grant, which would require the county to provide $4,200. The county last applied for the grant in 2011. • County Engineer Russ Stutt’s 2014-15 fiscal year budget was approved for submission to the Iowa Department of Transportation. Projects that begin in the 2014-15 fiscal year, will cost an estimated $4.3 million and are being financed through a mixture of local, farm to market, special and federal aid funds. COUNTY See Page 5A
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Writers read works at Newton DMACC Des Moines Area Community College’s 12th annual Celebration of the Literary Arts will be held April 7-9 with classroom visits to all six DMACC campuses by area writers and literary instructors. University of Northern Iowa Languages and Literature Associate Professor Jim O’Loughlin and Hannah Loeb, a first-year poet at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, will read from their works between 11:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. on Monday, April 7, on the DMACC Newton Campus.
Academic Achievements Saint Joseph’s College For 22 years, groups of Saint Joseph’s College students have dedicated their spring break to weeklong service projects. This year Terence Cullen of Sully has volunteered in Westchester County, N.Y., to help build safe and affordable housing with Habitat for Humanity, and to continue delivering aid to victims of Hurricane Sandy. Central College Mercedes Rutherford of Newton is a senior at Central College, majoring in biology. Rutherford earned a spot on the fall 2013 dean’s list for Central College after studying with Central College Abroad. Iowa State University Jacob Spoelstra of New Sharon has achieved academic ranking in the top 2 percent of students in the College of Engineering at Iowa State University. Katie Ranard of Newton has achieved academic ranking in the top 2 percent of students in the College of Human Sciences at Iowa State University.
Correction In Tuesday’s edition of the Newton Daily News, the phone number for Reynolds Brothers Lawn Care was listed incorrectly. The correct number is (641) 840-2220. The Daily News regrets the error.
Thank You The family of Carolyn (Twiggy) Wyatt wish to thank family & friends for the flowers, cards, memorials, thoughts and prayers during Carolyn’s illness and passing.
Submitted Photo The Newton Lions Club will host an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the Jasper County Senior Citizens Center. Proceeds will benefit the Salvation Army’s Food Pantry for Jasper County. The cost is $5 for anyone age 12 and older and $3 for anyone age 11 and younger. Hy-Vee is sponsoring the event.
Lions Club hosting pancake breakfast Special to the Daily News The Newton Lions Club will host a pancake breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the Jasper County Senior Citizens Center, 702 E. Third St. S. in Newton, on Saturday as a fundraiser to benefit the Salvation Army’s Food Pantry in Jasper County. According to Ed Poe, coordinator of the Salvation Army’s food pantry, a record-high number of households, 330, sought food assistance from the Salvation Army in January 2014. He remembers serving 47 households in just one day of that month. Typically, Poe will serve an average of 25 households per day during the last week or two of the month. Members of the Newton Lions Club have made supporting the Salvation Army’s Food Pan-
try in Jasper County a club priority. The pancake breakfast will be the third in which the Newton Lions have partnered with Newton Hy-Vee to benefit the food pantry. Newton Hy-Vee has donated all breakfast ingredients so that 100 percent of the proceeds collected will be given to the Salvation Army’s food pantry. The money will be used by Poe to purchase needed food items from the Food Bank of Iowa in Des Moines. “Currently, I can buy from the food bank at a rate of 14 cents per pound,” Poe said. He makes a monthly trip and brings back 14,000 pounds of food. The all-you-can-eat breakfast menu consists of buttermilk pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage links and beverages. Cost of the meal is $5 for anyone age 12
and older and $3 for anyone age 11 and younger. In addition to breakfast sales, the Lions will be hosting a silent auction to benefit the Salvation Army’s food pantry. Auction items have been donated by Newton-area businesses. Also, persons who wish to bring nonperishable food items for donation may do so. “We always run out of canned tuna and macaroni and cheese,” Poe said. He also said he would like to thank the community for its support of the food panty. “Thank you to the community for donations of cash and food. The need has never been greater.” For more information about the event or about the Newton Lions Club, call club president Jack Ayres at (641) 792-4330.
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Wednesday, March 26, 2014
David (Karla) of Ham
Lake, Minn., Kelly (Amy) of Des Moines; and sister Lisa (Andy) Fitzgerald of Des Moines. A visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 27, at Cornerstone Bible Fellowship Church in Newton. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 28, at the church.
Crematory. The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Me-
morials to Skiff Hospice may be left at the funeral home. Those left to honor Katie’s memory are her daughter Rhonda (Dave) Russell of Newton; grandchildren, Chris Meyer, Michelle (Brian) Geyer, Dale ( Jayla) Russell, Megan Russell and Melanie Russell; her greatgranddaughter Destiny Meyer; and a sister-inlaw Roberta Noe of Ankeny.
March 23, 2014 Mike Myers, 51, of Alleman passed away suddenly on Sunday, March 23, 2014, at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines. Survivors include his parents, Jack and Carolyn Myers of Kellogg; brothers Mitch (Micki) of Ankeny,
Mary Katherine ‘Katie’ Noe DeBruyn March 24, 2014 Mary Katherine “Katie” (Noe) DeBruyn, 88, of Newton died Monday, March 24, 2014, at Skiff Medical Center. A funeral service will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday, March 28, at the Wallace Family Funeral Home and
Daisy G. Patterson March 25, 2014 Grace G. Patterson, 79, of Newton died March 25, 2014, at her home in Newton. A celebration of life for Daisy will be a graveside service at 1 p.m., Friday, March 28, at Panther Creek Cemetery near Adel. No visitation with the family is planned at this time. Pence-Reese Funeral Home in Newton has been entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.pencefh.com.
Arthur ‘Bart’ Padgett March 23, 2014 Arthur “Bart” Padgett, the son of Arthur Charles and Edith Mary (Smith) Padgett, was born July 5, 1946, in Newton. He
graduated from the Newton Senior High School and attended Marshalltown Community College. He served his country in the United States Army in Vietnam. Bart worked for Mid-State Construction in Baxter. He chose to live a simple life, often keeping to
Linda Farrington March 21, 2014 Linda Farrington, 70, of Mediapolis died on Friday, March 21, 2014, at the Prairie Ridge Care Center in Mediapolis. The family will greet friends from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 29, at the Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory in Newton. Following visitation there will be a graveside service at 11 a.m. at the Colfax Cemetery.
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Hisako Chrismore, 84, of Newton died Wednesday morning, March 26, 2014, at her home near Newton, under the care of Skiff Hospice. Funeral services for Hisako are pending by Pence-Reese Funeral Home in Newton, which has been entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.pencefh.com.
For reservations or information about congregate and home-delivered meals, call (641) 792-7102 or (866) 942-7102 toll-free.
Etola Thielman March 25, 2014 Etola Thielman, 99, of Newton died Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at Nelson Manner Nursing Home in Newton. Funeral services for Etola are pending Saturday, April 5, 2014, at PenceReese Funeral Home in Newton, which has been entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.pencefh.com.
himself. Bart died on Sunday, March 23, at his home. Those left to honor Bart’s memory include his brothers and their families, William Padgett of Colfax and Robert Padgett of Newton. A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thurs-
day, March 27, at the Newton Union Cemetery. Family and friends may gather at the Pence-Reese Funeral Home at 10 a.m. Thursday. A time of visitation with the family will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday evening at the Pence-Reese Funeral Home in Newton.
Kelley files for re-election Submitted Photo State Rep. Dan Kelley of Newton filed nomination papers for re-election with the Secretary of State’s office March 3. “I want to thank the people of Jasper County for their support and I look forward to serving again in the Iowa House,” Kelley said. “I am proud of my work to support Iowa’s renewable fuel and wind industries, the Iowa Speedway, building strong schools and continuing to grow our small businesses with Newton’s new Mainstreet program.” In February, Kelley announced his intent to seek re-election in the Iowa House of Representatives for House District 29 which includes most of Jasper County.
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“Pay It Forward For Pete” Pete didn’t invest money in the bank, he invested his heart & soul in the community.
Pete Hussmann Benefit Friday, March 28th • 5 - 11 PM
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18 & under free Includes Food 5 pm to 7 pm
All donations go to Pete’s wife Julie Bak and their sons Noah, Zane, Corey
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St. Francis Manor Open House Invitation You are Invited to See the Completed Renovations Date: Sunday, April 6th, 2014 Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Location: St. Francis Manor Social Center
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Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Talk of the Town The Newton Daily News recently hit the streets and asked local citizens the following question:
What’s one of the best April Fools Day jokes you can remember? “I’d like to get a fake lottery ticket with winning numbers and make my friend think they won something big, only later to find out they had been fooled.”
“One time my daughter (Alexis) put white hand soap in the milk and then I sat down for a bowl of cereal. She really got me good. Everyone in our family is good at pranks.”
“On a college tour, the chaperones told us a group of us had destroyed a hotel room and that we had to get on the bus to go home early. We were all very upset, but then 10 minutes later they said, ‘April Fools.’”
“As a kid, we told the bus driver that we wouldn’t be there that day to pick us up, but then that morning we were there and surprised him.” Tony Beck
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Business owner corrects phone number To the Editor: In Tuesday’s edition of the Newton Daily News, there was an article about my lawn care business, Reynolds Brothers’ Lawn Care. Unfortunately, the number given was incorrect. The business’ actual number is (641) 840-2220. If you have any questions about your lawn care needs, feel free to contact us. Collin Reynolds Reynolds Brothers’ Lawn Care Newton
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We need more strong female lead characters for kids I am a lover of literature. Although I don’t have as much time for it as I like these days, reading books is my number one favorite thing to do in the world. Reading was such a fundamental part of my upbringing and I count my blessings that I grew up in the By Ty Rushing era where R.L Daily News Senior Stine’s “GooseStaff Writer bumps” series and K.A. Applegate’s “Animorphs” series were the talk of the playground. Besides those two authors, I would also read anything by Mildred Taylor, Walter Dean Myers, Mary Downing Hahn, Chris Crutcher and Gary Paulsen. I was a book junkie and would devour new “Goosebumps” within hours of acquiring them and I still count the “Monster Blood” books as my favorite series of the franchise. As a young boy, I had no trouble finding books about things that I was interested in. There was no shortage of strong male fictional characters I could relate to, and in some ways, look up to and strive to be like. In fiction, there has never been a lack of strong male lead characters, but what about strong female lead characters? Sure, back in the day young girls could look up to Nancy Drew, keep up with the adventures of the “Babysit-
ters Club,” and if you go further back, admire the courage of Scout Finch from “To Kill a Mockingbird.” However, who do girls have to look up to these days? Let’s be honest here, as popular as The “Twilight” series is, it is pretty terrible. It’s ruined the cool mystique of vampires, it takes the whole Disney theory of “every princess needing a prince” thing to an extreme level and Bella is just detestable on so many levels. I haven’t read the “Divergent” or “Mortal Instruments” books, so I can’t offer an assessment on those takes on the female protagonist, so this leaves only one other widely known series, with a female lead, to give little girls a strong role model: “The Hunger Game” trilogy. *If you haven’t read the books, spoiler alerts ahead. You’ve been warned.* I love, love the “Hunger Games” trilogy. Well, correction, I love the first two books. The third is questionable. In the first book, we learn about our heroine Katniss, who is the main character in the series. The early version of Katniss is the best. She is the primary provider for her mother and sister, she doesn’t care what other people think about her, she does what is right — even if means breaking unjust laws, she isn’t concerned with chasing after boys and she is willing to sacrifice her life for people who are smaller and weaker than her. This version of Katniss can rival “The Boy Who Lived” Mr. Harry
Potter himself in terms of universal appeal. This Katniss is the reason enrollment in archery classes has been rising nationwide. In fact, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources held a contest to win a new bow in conjunction with the release of second “Hunger Games” film “Catching Fire.” That version of Katniss is why I went against my better judgment, and let my then 13-year-old sister talk me into reading the first book and then getting completely sucked into the series. After that first book, in my eyes, Katniss could do no wrong. Katniss was “The Chosen One,” she was going to be fictional character that a whole new generation of little girls could be proud to look up. She was teaching girls to like who they are, how to be a reliable person and how to be strong and independent. This Katniss was who — God forbid I have children — I would like my daughters to read about and want to be like. Then I read the third book of the series and I became distraught at what happened to Katniss. Suzanne Collins, the scribe behind the series and Katniss’ creator, ruined this wonderful character she birthed. She turned Katniss into a drug addict, she made Katniss this flaky and psychotic person who people were afraid to leave alone and the worst thing of all, is she made Katniss just another girl who was torn between two boys. This isn’t the image we need for
our young girls. I like Disney movies, but the solution always comes in the form of the princess finding her prince and they live happily ever after. Well, I hate to break it to you Disney, but more than half of marriages end in divorce and guess what? Women aren’t these delicate little creatures that need a man to swoop in and save them. Before that horrendous third book, Katniss showed all of these positive qualities and was a remarkable character. But in the end, she was ruined. Collins turned her into this strung out, hallucinogenic and boy crazy shell of her former self. I feel bad for all of the girls who look up to her because the next two “Hunger Game” films will show her gradual decline into addiction and cowardice. It wasn’t a very pretty thing to read, so I can only imagine how the film version will play out. I wish the “A Song of Fire and Ice” series was more kid friendly. George R.R. Martin has so many strong and wonderful female characters in his pages and little girls would have a bevy of them to chose from. I’m also a big fan of Hermione Granger from the “Harry Potter” series, but she’s not the main character. She is very vital, but she’s still just a member of Team Potter and not the captain of the ship. But back to the “Hunger Games,” maybe I’m reading too much into a children’s book, but I have to ask the question: “Is there a modern fictional character out there that our little girls can look up to?”
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Supervisors Continued from Page 1A He also said his department was mowing the fields by the Quaker Building and former Jasper County Care Facility down towards the Jasper County Animal Rescue League’s property line. Sparks said this new mower would allow his department to maintain those grounds better and would allow the county to take back over the maintenance of the Jasper County Law Enforcement Center, which they had outsourced in years past. Sparks estimated hiring a company to maintain the grounds for the JCLEC and former care facility could cost more than $14,000 annually. The board approved the measure and selected the bid for the new
mower from Kellogg-based Kellogg Lawn and Snow for $22,098. Sparks said this new mower is equipped with a ton of features including a 48-inch broom, which would be used to sweep off light dustings of snow. Both board chair Joe Brock and board member Dennis Stevenson showed strong support for the measure. “It makes sense,” Brock said. “I’m extremely supportive of this,” Stevenson said. “This has always kind of been the plan all along in case more mowing came up. The very fact of the matter is there is no payback for this, and we have to keep those other properties up. It’s something that has to be done.” Senior staff writer Ty Rushing may be contacted at (641) 792-3121, ext. 426, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ed $14,509.50 last month. • Approval was granted for the Jasper County Conservation Department to have a seasonal intern at the Wagaman Mill in Lynnville. The internship will be funded through a grant from the Silos and Smokestacks National Heritage Area. • At the request of Jasper County Auditor Dennis Parrott, the county will renew its contract with Johnston-based Cost Advisory Services. CSA will audit select county expenses
Cont. from Page 1A The county will accept a bid from Indianola-based Herberger Construction Co. to replace the Van Zante Bridge, which is located over the South Skunk River and just southwest of Galesburg. The project costs $1,490,787.50 and work will begin this year. • Jasper County Recorder Nancy Parrott’s report for February was approved. The office collect-
for this current fiscal year as well as the next two in order to recover costs. Each report will cost no more than $6,100, and Parrott said previous reports recovered more than $70,000 for the county. • A tax abatement of $384 was approved for a junked mobile home at the request of Jasper County Treasurer Doug Bishop. • Rickey Bickle was appointed to the Cemetery Commission after a previous appointee resigned.
Iowa House clears military sexual assault bill
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DES MOINES (AP) — An effort to better help victims of sex assault and other crimes involving state military personnel, and to hold the Iowa National Guard accountable for such abuses, won unanimous approval Tuesday in the Iowa House. The proposal, which corresponds with efforts at the national level, would require state military forces to file an annual report with the governor and the Legislature detailing sexual abuse allegations within the forces. It would also make it illegal for a commander to interfere in the reporting process. “The commanders of our military have a responsibility to ensure the safety and well-being of all our service members, male and female,” said Rep. Stan
Noah, Zane and Corey. Hussmann passed away Tuesday, Jan. 21, at the age of 55. He also was well-known in the community for being a charter member and president of the St. Nick’s Christmas Club, helping families and children in Jasper County for 25 years. “The event is an opportunity to not only say thank you for all Pete did for the community through his reporting and St. Nick’s Christmas Club, it also serves as an opportunity to simply pay it forward,” stated former Daily News reporter Jessica Lowe in a letter to the editor in Friday’s edition. “If you ever read one of Pete’s stories, if you ever received a present under your tree from St. Nick’s, if you ever had a Christmas dinner you could otherwise not afford, if you love the Cubs despite their record, whether you knew Pete or not, I ask you to please, please, please come and support the Hussmann family and honor Pete’s memory.”
Gustafson, R-Cumming. “As it relates to sexual abuse in the military, we must protect the victims, and we also must catch the perpetrator so that we can limit the number of victims.” Victims would have the choice to file restricted reports, in which the cases would be handled exclusively within the forces, or unrestricted reports, in which the commander would be obligated to notify local law enforcement. Victims would also maintain the right to report to local law enforcement independently. The number of both restricted and unrestricted filings would have to be reported to the Legislature. The bill now returns to the Senate for final consideration. “We all worked very hard to
make sure that a victim ... could be protected,” said Rep. Ruth Ann Gaines, D-Des Moines. The U.S. Senate unanimously approved legislation earlier this month to better protect alleged victims within the ranks and to make sure a defendant’s fate were determined solely by evidence. The U.S. House could take up the bill in the coming weeks. The issue has also drawn widespread attention because of a high-profile trial at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, where an Army general accused of sexual assault agreed to a deal with no jail time and a fine of $20,000. “I’m very proud that Iowa is looking at this bill,” said Rep. Marti Anderson, D-Des Moines.
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Husband can’t erase wife’s journal writing about affair DEAR ABBY: I have been married almost 20 years. Eight years ago my wife began an emotional affair with a coworker. It lasted a year, until he left the company. Although they never had sex, they did have some physical contact that most people would consider inappropriate, and my wife considered ending our marriage because of the feelings she had for him. She now says the episode was a huge mistake and she loves me more than ever. The problem is, she wrote many entries about him in a journal. I know she kept writing about him several years after they lost contact, including saying that she loved him more than a year after he’d left. I want my wife to remove the portions of the journal pertaining to this guy. She doesn’t want to. I’m still hurting from this and am considering counseling, but for now, what do you think? Should she get rid of the journal? — CONSIDERING COUNSELING DEAR CONSIDERING COUNSELING: Because you are still hurting seven years after the fact, stop “considering” counseling and get it NOW. If your wife is a serious journal writer — and many people are — that she would want her writings to remain intact in spite of the fact they reflect her emotional affair is not unusual. If that’s the case, instead of insisting she edit or destroy her journal, my advice is to stop reading it. ****** DEAR ABBY: I’m a 47-year-old man who was single until seven years ago. Then I met “Maggie,” the most wonderful woman I had ever known. She wasn’t the hotsy-totsy one-nighter type I was used to. She was a real woman who fulfilled everything I had ever dreamed of (including bringing a wonderful 4-yearold little girl into my life). The biological father is out of the picture. Maggie had wrestled with some health issues — nothing serious until last April,
when she had surgery. Complications set in, and I lost the only person who ever mattered, aside from our little girl. My question is, since we were never married, how do I refer to Maggie when relating what happened? I am in the process of adopting her daughter and explanations to strangers are tough. (“Wow, you’re taking on a child when you don’t HAVE to?”) How do I respond to these remarks? I know this is a multi-part question, but I have so many unanswered questions lately, I figured I’d ask you for an opinion. — GRIEVING IN MISSOURI DEAR GRIEVING: Although you and Maggie weren’t legally married, you were a couple for some time. I’m very sorry for your loss. It would be accurate to refer to her as your late significant other, your partner or longtime girlfriend. I would like to compliment you for stepping up to care for the girl when her biological father did not. And I do have suggestions for how to respond to anyone insensitive enough to ask why you would “take on” a child you didn’t “have to.” The first would be to ignore the question. The second would be to avoid such a person in the future, and the third would be to reply, “I love her like a daughter, want to make sure she’s secure and provided for, and THAT’S why I’m doing it.”
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ISU’s resilience keyed by clutch guard Naz Long AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State is in the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2000 because it’s a resilient bunch that doesn’t shrink from the moment. No one epitomizes the mental toughness of these Cyclones more than sophomore Naz Long, whose ability to shake off adversity and knock down big shots is a huge reason why they’re still playing. Long’s clutch shooting kept Iowa State (28-7) alive more than once in the regular season, and lately he’s saved the Cyclones so often that some fans have taken to calling him “3sus.” “I’ve said this all along with Naz. You never have to worry about Naz and confidence,” Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg said. “He’s not afraid to step up and take shots — whether he’s made his last five or he’s missed his last five.” Long has made his last five when it’s mattered the most. He’s 5 of 5 from 3-point range in the final five minutes of Big 12 and NCAA tournament games so far. Long’s latest crucial 3 came with 50 seconds left Sunday against North Carolina, tying it at 81 and setting the stage for DeAndre Kane’s last-second
layup — which put Iowa State in its first regional semifinal in 14 years. Long and the Cyclones face Connecticut (28-8) on Friday night in New York. “That dude catches the ball, you better watch out,” Iowa State forward Melvin Ejim said. That wasn’t always the case. Long rarely played as a freshman, averaging just 1.8 points a game as the Cyclones leaned on a senior-laden
backcourt to reach the third round of the NCAA tournament. He could have easily been in the same situation this season. The arrival of Kane, a highly regarded transfer from Marshall, and a pair of impressive freshmen guards in Monte Morris and Matt Thomas left Long again fighting for minutes. But Long looked good enough in fall practice to earn a starting nod for the opener in place of Ejim, who had been battling a minor injury. Long responded with a team-high 26 points, and his eight 3s foreshadowed the rest of his season. So did the next game. Long had just five points, starting a season-long trend in which he strung together back-to-back double-digits scoring nights just once. But Long is also the rare player who can be accurately described as both inconsistent and spectacular. Hoiberg toyed with the idea of making Long a permanent starter early in Big 12 play. But he was just 4-of-17 shooting in four starts and got benched in favor of Morris. Long responded with the first of
Iowa had no answer for Louisville in NCAA tourney play IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Shoni Schimmel had 26 points, seven assists and five steals to help Louisville thump host Iowa 83-53 on Tuesday night to earn their fifth trip to the Sweet Sixteen under coach Jeff Walz. Antonita Slaughter added 17 points on five 3s for the third-seeded Cardinals (32-4), who advanced to Sunday’s regional semifinal at home against No. 7 seed LSU. Louisville jumped out to a 17-point halftime lead and stretched its edge to 47-23 just 90 seconds into the second half. The Cardinals shot 53 percent, forced 19 turnovers and led by as many as 38 points. Freshman Ally Disterhoft had 15 points for Iowa (27-9), which finished just 1 of 16 from 3-point range. From the opening tip, Louisville looked determined to prove it should be talked about more for its national title chances than its seemingly low seed. The Cardinals showed in the
opening minutes of the second half why they’re such a legitimate threat to make it to Nashville, quickly extinguishing Iowa’s hopes for a comeback. Schimmel hit a 3 and a layup to push the lead to 24, then confidently drilled a step-back 3 to give Louisville a 52-25 lead. While West Virginia and LSU were engaged in a back-and-forth struggle in Morgantown for a spot opposite the Cardinals in Louisville, Walz’s team was up 28 and playfully dancing to the “Cha Cha Slide” during an officials’ timeout. Slaughter’s back-to-back 3s then made it 69-33 — a stunningly lopsided score against an Iowa team that had walloped Marist by 22 points on Sunday. But the buckets came early and often for Louisville. The Cardinals hit eight of their first 10 shots, and Schimmel followed Theairra Taylor’s miss of a
breakaway layup with a jumper that gave Louisville a 23-12 lead. Louisville certainly had some issues in the first half, committing 12 fouls and nine turnovers. But Iowa simply couldn’t take advantage of any Cardinals miscues, and Slaughter’s long 3 put Louisville ahead 3319. The first half couldn’t have ended more poorly for the Hawkeyes. Jude Schimmel banked in a 3, Disterhoft was called for a charge and Tia Gibbs beat the buzzer with a baseline jumper to give the Cardinals a 40-23 lead. Samantha Logic had 12 points for Iowa, but she also turned it over nine times. Gibbs, Asia Taylor and Jude Schimmel each had 10 points for Louisville, which shot 64 percent in the first half. The Cardinals have now won their first two NCAA tournament games by a combined 76 points.
many “season-saving” shots for the Cyclones. Long drilled a 3 that pushed Iowa State’s game at Oklahoma State into triple overtime on Feb. 3, and the Cyclones wound up surviving 98-97. Long forced the Cowboys into overtime again in the regular-season finale in Ames on a 30-footer at the buzzer. Iowa State found its momentum in OT and carried it all the way to Kansas City and the Big 12 tournament. Long then hit a 3 with 2:53 left to give Iowa State a lead it would not relinquish against K-State. He did the same with 3:45 to go as Iowa State rallied from 10 down to beat Baylor in the conference title game. Long credits his midseason resurgence to Hoiberg, a former standout shooter in the NBA who urged Long to get his footwork back on track. “I’ve got to play defense and I’ve got to knock down shots. There’s not much more to worry about,” Long said. “If I get the ball in my hands, I’m going to shoot the shot. If it goes in, it goes in. I just know that when my opportunity comes, if I need to shoot a shot I need to make it.”
Navy football player dies in coma ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Navy football player Will McKamey, who has been hospitalized since collapsing at practice three days ago, has died while in a coma. He was 19. The academy says the freshman running back from Knoxville, Tenn., died at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore on Tuesday with his family by his side. He collapsed during spring practice Saturday and was airlifted to the hospital. Earlier this week, McKamey’s family said in a statement released through the school that their son did not sustain “a bad hit or unusual or extreme contact.” McKamey was hospitalized in 2012 with a brain injury but was cleared to play after seeing four neurosurgeons and undergoing several CAT scans and MRIs, his family said. He did not play in a game last season.
MAT team members place at three tumbling/trampoline competitions By Daily News Staff Members of the MAT Tumbling/Trampoline team continued to compete the past few weeks. The team hosts its home invitational this weekend, March 29-30, at Marshalltown. The local team prepares for the USTA State Championships in April. Team members competed in the John Wayne Classic Invitational March 15 at Winterset. It was a three-event power tumbling and Olympic trampoline invitational. The MAT team split up with some attending Winterset while the Elite Team went to Hammond, Ind., for the final USTA Elite Team trial. On March 1-2, the MAT team participated in an AAU/ USTA meet at Boone. In Feburary, the team competed in a smaller meet at Oskaloosa to help the members focus
on the lower levels of power tumbling. “I had lots of fun competing and got first place. I can’t wait to our next meet,” said Dylan Beiner, following the Oskaloosa competition. Here are the results from those three meets:
Winterset meet results Tumbling Results Sub Beginner Girls: age 4- Vera Sharpe, fourth place: age 5- Elyse Ranson third place Beginner Girls: age 6 Amelia Ranson- fifth place: age 11- Titia Chiseck, second place Advanced Beginner Girls: age 8- Madi DeGoey, second place; age 9- Tatum Rectfertig, third place; Taylor Morley, eighth place: age 10- Dylann Morley, first place Sub Novice Girls: age 6- Macy Lampe, first place: age 11- Gia Gast, second place; Avery Randall, first place; Ashley VanSickle, seventh place: age 13-14- Hope Swisher, first place: age 15-16- Kaydee Silva, first place Novice Girls: age 10- Kyah Siegert, first place Sub advanced Girls- age 11-12- Alivia Hoffman, third place Double Mini Trampoline Beginner Girls: age 9- Tatum Rectfertig, fourth place: age 11- Gia Gast, second place Novice Girls: age 6- Macy Lampe, second place: age 9- Taylor Morley, first place: age 10- Kyah Siegert, first place: age 11- Ashley
Submitted photo Ashley VanSickle performs on the mats during competition at the John Wayne Classic Invitational March 15 at Winterset. VanSickle is a member of the MAT Tumbling/Trampoline team.
Submitted photo Alexis and Zaida Farrell competed in the AAU/USTA meet at Boone, March 1-2, as members of the MAT Tumbling/Trampoline team. VanSickle, fifth place Intermediate Girls: age 13-14- Hope Swisher, sixth place; Sub Advanced Girls: age 15-16- Kaydee Silva, first place Trampoline Results Beginner Girls; age 6- Macy Lampe, third place: age 11- Gia Gast, frist place Novice Girls: age 9- Taylor Morley, first place; age 10- Kyah Siegert, first place: age 11Ashley VanSickle, third place Intermediate Girls: age 13-14- Hope Swisher, fifth place Sub advanced Girls: age 15-16- Kaydee Silva, first place Boone meet results Tumbling Results Sub Beginner Girls: age 4- Alyssa Kriegel , second place: age 6- Mackenzie Readout, second place Beginner Girls: age 6- Finley Allen, sixth place; Allison Ward, fifth place; Lola Rivera ,first place: age 7- Takia Rosenberger, sixth place; Kennedy Feldman, sixth place; Emma Fresh, third place; Kate Jones, tenth place: age 10- Titia Chesick, first place; Mackenzie Peter, fifth place Advanced Beginner Girls: age 8- Isabella Storjahan, third place; Maddi DeGoey, second place; Bailey Littell, twelfth place: age 9- Tatum Rectfertig, fifth place; Alexia Zamarran, eighth place; Taylor Morley, first place: age 10- Aaliyah Afuya, fourth place: age 12Dylann Beiner, ninth place Sub Novice Girls: age 7- Sara Huffman, first place: age 9- Zaida Farrell, eighth place; Avery Mull, third place: age 10- Lyris Kapayou, third place; Emma Bair, second place; Jolene Whetro, sixth place; Tia Brown, seventh
place; Hannah Taylor, first place: age 11Autumn Tiernan, sixth place; Morgan Cripps, third place; Sarah Trowbridge, seventh place; Avery Randall, second place; Gia Gast, second place; age 12- Kayla Cripps, first place: age 15 and over, Kaydee Silva, second place Intermediate Girls: age 11-12- Alexis Farrell, second place Sub Advanced Girls: age 11-12- Alivia Hoffman, third place; Madison Kremer-Awes, first place; Alyvia Chadderdon, sixth place Advanced Girls: age 16- Mackensie Schuster, second place Double Mini Trampoline Results Beginner Girls: age 8- Bailey Little, sixth place; age 9- Tatum Rectfetig, seventh place:; Alexia Zamarran, second place; age 10- Hannah Taylor, first place; age 11- Gia Gast, fifth place; Hannah Gregory, fifth place; Mackenzie Peter, seventh place; Tayiah Siegert, tenth place Novice Girls: age 8- Sara Huffman, third place; age 9- Taylor Morley, fifth place: age 10- Kyah Siegert, first place; age 10- Jolene Whetro, second place; age 11- Mikayla Creech, second place Sub Advanced Girls: age 15-16- Kaydee Silva, first place Advanced Girls: age 15-16- Mackensie Schuster, first place Trampoline Results Beginner Girls: age 8- Bailey Little- fourth place; age 10- Hannah Taylor, second place; age 11- Gia Gast, first place; Mackenzie Peter, fourth place; Hannah Gregory, seventh place Novice Girls: age 8- Sarah Huffman, first place; age 9- Taylor Morley, first place: age 10- Kyah Siegert, first place; Jolene Whetro, second place
Intermediate Girls: age 11-12- Mikayla Creech, eighth place Sub Advanced Girls: age 15-16- Kaydee Silva, first place Advanced Girls: age 15-16- Mackensie Schuster, first place Oskaloosa meet results Tumbling Results Sub Beginner: age 4- Vera Sharpe, third place; Alyssa Kriegel, second place Beginner Girls: age 6- Allison Ward, fourth place; Lola Rivera, first place; Amelia Ranson, third place; Breele Berger, seventh place: age 7- Takia Rosenberber, second place Advanced Beginner Girls: age 10-Dylan Beiner, first place Sub Novice Girls: age 6- Macy Lampe, first place: age 9- Zaida Farrell, fifth place; Avery Mull, second place: age 10-Nykole Hernandez ,first place; Lyris Kapayou, second place; Emma Bair, first place: age 11- Gia Gast, second place; Ashley VanSickle, seventh place Intermediate Girls: age11-12- Alexis Farrell, first place Sub Advanced Girls: age 11-12- Alyvia Chadderdon, first place
Submitted photo Mat Tumbling/Trampoline team member Dylan Beiner took first place in girl’s age 10 advanced beginner tumbling event at a meet in Oskaloosa on Feb. 9.
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Public Notices TO: KIMBERLEE K. SWAN, 2452 NORTH 4TH AVENUE NORTH NEWTON IA 50208 OWNER KIMBERLEE K. SWAN, 700 EAST 5TH STREET NORTH NEWTON IA 50208 - OWNER PERSON IN POSSESSION, 2452 NORTH 4TH AVENUE NORTH NEWTON IA 50208 PERSON IN POSSESSION CITY OF NEWTON c/o CITY CLERK, 101 WEST 4TH STREET SOUTH NEWTON IA 50208 - CITY LIMITS ANY OTHER UNKNOWN PERSONS WITH INTEREST NOTICE OF EXPIRATION OF RIGHT OF REDEMPTION In accordance with Iowa Code Section 447.9 you are hereby notified that: 1. The property described in paragraph 2 of this Notice was sold at tax sale on the 20TH day of June, 2011. The purchaser at tax sale was HEARTLAND INVESTORS/US BANK. 2. The legal description of the property sold is: Lot One (1), except the North Fifty feet (N 50') of Greencastle Acres, a Sub-division of the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter (SE 1/4 SE 1/4) of Section Twenty-nine, Township Eighty North, Range Nineteen West of the Fifth P.M, Jasper County, Iowa as appears in Plat Book “C” at Page 116 in the Office of the Recorder of said County a/k/a PARCEL # 08.29.477.004 3. That your right of redemption as set forth in the Iowa Code will expire unless redemption of the property is made within 90 days from the date of completed service of this Notice. 4. If the right of redemption is allowed to expire, a tax deed will be issued by the Treasurer of JASPER County. March 26 NOTICE OF FORFEITURE OF REAL ESTATE CONTRACT TO: Tyler Gilbert and Kendra Gilbert (aka Kendra Rhodes) 716 E. 5th St. S., Newton, IA 50208 You and each of you are hereby notified: (1) The written contract dated August 2, 2013, and executed by Tracy LeeAnn Chamberlain as vendor, and Tyler Gilbert and Kendra Gilbert as vendees, for the sale of the following described real estate: Lot Forty-one in Block “C” in Community Heights, an Addition in the City of Newton,Jasper County, Iowa, as appears of record in Plat Book D, Page 28 in the Office of the Recorder of said County. (Locally known as 716 E. 5th St., Newton, IA 50208) has not been complied with in the following particulars: (a) February 1, 2014 installment ........................................$600.00 (b) March 1, 2014 installment ........................................$600.00 (c) balance $50.00 late fee December 1, 2013............ $20.00 (d) balance $50.00 late fee January 1, 2014................ $20.00 (e) failure to transfer water bill to Buyer's name (f) insurance coverage lapsed 02/16/2014 ............................Total $1,240.00 (2) The contract shall stand forfeited unless the parties in default, within 30 days after the third (3rd) publication of this notice in the newspaper, shall perform the terms and conditions in default, and in addition pay the reasonable costs of serving this notice. (3) The amount of attorney fees claimed by the Vendors pursuant to Section 656.7 of the Code of Iowa is $50.00 (not to exceed $50.00). Payment of the attorney fees is not required to comply with this notice in order to prevent forfeiture. Adam D. Otto, Attorney ICIS PIN No: AT0009064 Address: 123 W. 2nd St. N. PO Box 1356 Newton, IA 50208 (641) 792-7000 Adam@ottolawyers.com Attorney for Tracy LeeAnn Chamberlain, Vendor Date of Third Publication April 9, 2014. March 26 and April 2 & 9
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Lynnville-Sully Job Openings Junior High School Assistant Boys & Girls Track Coach (One Shared Position): Due to high student participation, the Lynnville-Sully Community School District seeks a Junior High School Assistant Boys/Girls Track Coach (One Shared Position) for the 2014 Season. The candidate must have a valid coaching authorization or #101 Athletic Coach (K-12) endorsement. Coaching Stipend: $614. Season begins March 28 and ends May 12, 2014. Application Deadline: March 27, 2014. Send a letter of interest and completed application to Shane Ehresman, Superintendent, Lynnville-Sully Community School District, PO Box 210, Sully, Iowa 50251. Application and job description may be found on the school district web site: www.lshawks. com Electronic materials may be directed to: ehresman@ lshawks.com
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City of NewtoN temporary SeaSoNal poSitioN opeNiNgS parks/grounds & westwood golf Course – Approx. 40 hrs/week. Hrs may vary due to weather/workload. Must be at least 16 yrs of age & available to work Mon-Fri & be available on weekends. Pay starting at $8.00/hr. park office – Approx. 20 hrs/week, hrs may vary due to workload. Must have a high school diploma or equivalent, be self-motived. Pay starting at $8.00/hr. maytag pool - May to August. Up to 40 hrs/week, hrs may vary due to weather/workload. Must be available to work weekdays/weekends & possess required certifications. Must be at least 15 yrs of age. Pay starting at $7.25/hr. Newton Sanitary landfill - Temporary workers needed to pick up windblown litter, empty leaf bags, & other grounds/cleaning duties. Must be at least 18 yrs of age. Up to 20 hrs/week. Flexible work hrs between 7:30 am and 3:30 pm, Mon-Fri. Pay: $9.00/hr. water pollution Control - Intern with an interest and/or an education in the wastewater or environmental field. Approx. 40 hrs/week. Hrs may vary due to weather/workload. Work hrs 7 am and 3:30 pm, Mon-Fri. Requires a high school diploma, GED or equivalent. Must be at least 18 years of age. Pay: $10.00-12.00/hr depending upon education and experience. please refer to www.newtongov.org for job responsibilities. Applications available at Parks Office at 3000 N 4th Ave E, City Hall Administration Office at 101 W 4th St S, or City website at www.newtongov.org (under “I want to” – Apply for a Job”). On the application, please indicate times & dates when available to work & indicate preference of parks/grounds, golf course, golf clubhouse, park office, pool, landfill, or wastewater. The City will have a table at the Newton DMACC Job Fair from 4-7pm, March 27th. applications are accepted at parks office, City Hall or thru city website until 4:00 p.m. march 31, 2014. eeo.
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1976 Cutlass Supreme 350 OLDS Auto. Fresh rebuild on motortrans. 65,000 miles on car, Charcoal grey with red interior. Call 515-729-3073 or 641-521-1588. $3,800.00
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
2007 CHEVY COBALT, RED, 121,2112 MILES. IN GREAT SHAPE. PERFECT FOR ANYONE WANTING A FABULOUS RUNNING CAR WITH UNBEATABLE GAS MILEAGE. WE ARE ONLY SELLING BECAUSE OUR FAMILY IS GROWING AND WE UPGRADED TO A LARGER VEHICLE. ASKING $4,000 OBO. CALL (409) 789-3825 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 DAEWOO-DD802L DOZER $20,000. 641-792-4332
1997 FORD Conversion Van. Heavy ½ ton, great for towing. New front end and front tires. Runs great. $2400. 515-778-2792
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Astrograph Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Mercury in Pisces forms a lucky angle to Jupiter in Cancer emphasizing the benefits of leaving your own perspective to see the world from another point of view. Of course, not everyone can do this. It’s a skill that requires a certain amount of detachment from one’s own ego, and that can only be achieved by the more secure souls among us. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (March 26). Though it is impossible to know the mind of another, you will become extremely close to a loved one. Your bonded commitment and interwoven lives are part of what make this a stellar year. April brings a leg up financially. May shifts the focus to caring for the needy in your fold. There will be a contest and a win in June. Pisces and Cancer people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 3, 26, 24, 17 and 5. ARIES (March 21-April 19). Lately, when your mind wanders, it seems to land in the same soft, comfortable fantasy again and again. It doesn’t mean you are in love; it just
means your repetitive thoughts have created a neurological loop. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Even though your dream is trying to pull you closer, you’re being pushed toward an alternative that suits someone other than you. It must be worked out, or you’re likely to stay in one place. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). In the exciting early stages of an interest, you are likely to commit to a timeframe or a goal. If your intrigue wanes before your commitment is complete, your creativity and character will kick in to finish the job. CANCER (June 22-July 22). You simply can’t be trifled with pettiness, and people sense that about you. Your kindness and self-respect keep you exempt from the social trials and tribulations that others experience. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Perhaps it’s not a very Zen state of mind to ratchet up your standards, but it works for you now. In a strange twist of expecta-
tions, you will start out expecting more of others and wind up doing more yourself. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You’ll feel inclined to share the best of what you know, hopefully to a worthy recipient. Those who don’t listen could be privy to million-dollar advice or the wisest counsel in the world, and it wouldn’t make a lick of difference. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You’ll be inclined to take it easy, move slowly, be cautious and yet not afraid. This is the winning tone now. Your refusal to tilt headlong toward your goal shows great restraint, and that will be rewarded. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). If you can’t stop yourself from worrying altogether, at least you can work on replacing unreasonable worries with reasonable ones. At midday, you’ll suddenly see the solution and glimpse the bright tomorrow. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22Dec. 21). Of course you know there are far more significant things than
work, but it will be hard to believe that when you’re in the throes of a project that seems, while you’re immersed in it, terribly important. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). The love you receive will be among your greatest treasures. This is just one more of many reasons why you ought not to waste your time in a relationship that is not reciprocal enough to meet your needs. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). It may take longer to get started than you thought it would, but once you’re in the rhythm of a task, you’ll sail through, humming a happy tune all the way. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You know that you can’t please everyone, but when you’re faced with entire groups of disgruntled people, it means you’re in the wrong environment. Go where you’re met with openness and a smile. COPYRIGHT 2014 CREATORS.COM
Local Faith & Religion
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
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Colfax church offers evening Lenten concert The Howard Street Christian Church, located at 101 N. Locust St. in Colfax, is hosting a series of Sunday evening services for Lenten this spring. On Sunday, March 30, Headin Home from Colfax will perform at 6 p.m. at the church. A coffee time will begin at 5:15 p.m. prior to each concert and a free-will offering will be accepted.
Pleasant View UMC host free-will supper Pleasant View United Methodist Church will host a chicken and noodle supper from 3 to 7 p.m. on Friday, March 28, at the church located at 8454 S. 28th Ave. E. in Newton. The meal will include homemade pie and organizers are asking for a free-will offering to fundraise for the church. Carry-out dinners are available. For more information, call (641) 526-3455.
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Participants from First Presbyterian Church’s 2013 Work Week traveled to Benton Harbor, Michigan.
Church and retailer collaborate for fashion show fundraiser By Zach Johnson Daily News Staff Writer Mode Huis and First Presbyterian Church will host a spring luncheon and style show from 11:30 a.m to 1 p.m., April 4 at First Presbyterian Church, located at 220 N. Second Ave. E. “Mode Huis has been in Newton for over 10 years providing their customers with personal service and wide range of brands to choose from,” Elsie Nelson said. “They have held style shows in many different locations in Newton, but primarily held the shows at Shay’s Tea Room be-
fore it closed down last summer.” “We started looking around for a new location and decided to generously work with a local church in the hope that they could contribute to a worth while cause as well as presenting the community with an opportunity to have a wonderful lunch,” Nelson continued. The fashion show is an opportunity for the community to see what is new for the spring and summer season at Mode Huis. “There will be models of all sizes and ages for the show,” Nelson said.
The proceeds from this event will go to First Presbyterian’s Work Week in July. This will be the church’s 29th year to send a multi-generational mission group to a location somewhere in the United States. “Work Week participants make a Covenant to grow together as a Christian community, see God at work in a part of the world away from home, and do work in the service of others,” Linda Anderson said. “This July, Work Week participants are going to a Native American reservation in Winnebago, Neb.” Tickets are $20 each
and are available from the First Presbyterian church office on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. “There is plenty of parking available around the church with the parking lot to the north,” Anderson said. “If you need an accessible entrance, the elevator is located on the alley to the west of the church.” For more information about the luncheon and fashion show, call the church at (641)7922790 to reserve tickets. Seating is limited to 85. Checks should be made out to First Presbyterian Church.
Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Cluster 2 will hold their spring gathering on Saturday, April 5 at St. John’s Lutheran, 1224 East St. in Grinnell. The program will be presented by Jane Johnson of Newton about teaching children different ethnic backgrounds how to real and sing music. Those attending should contact Teresa Ziegenmeyer at (641) 236-8103 or at email@example.com.
Glory Road performs at Des Moines church Popular southern gospel quartet Glory Road will be performing at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 6, at Grand View Lutheran Church, 2930 E. 13th St. in Des Moines. A free-will offering will be taken and light refreshments will be served. The concert is part of the LaVern and Evelyn Larson Concer Series. For more information, call (515) 2668074.
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