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Friday, March 28, 2014 OBITUARIES Hisako Chrismore, 84 Dr. James R. McClean, 92

Voter registration challenge hearing set for April 10 By Bob Eschliman Daily News Editor Jasper County Auditor Dennis Parrott has announced the time, date and location for a public hearing to determine the eligibility of a former Iowa House of Representatives candidate’s voter registration. Jon Van Wyk and two Newton men who have challenged his voter registration in Jasper County will have a hearing before Par-


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rott at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 10, in Room 203 of the Jasper County Courthouse. That room typically serves as the meeting place for the Jasper County Board of Supervisors. When Van Wyk filed his candidacy papers on March 10 with the Office of Secretary of State, he also turned in a completed voter registration form that identified he was living at 802 Fourth St. in Sully. That address is where his family’s business, Van Wijk Winery, is located.

State law prohibits the use of a commercial property as a address for voter registration purposes, unless it is where the citizen is sleeping at night. Officials with the Office of Secretary of State said the intent of the law is to allow homeless people to give an approximate location of where they sleep at night when they register to vote. VAN WYK See Page 5A

Newton school’s planning to use only ‘highly qualified’ paraprofessionals next year


Livengood joins Minn. Company Page 2A

By Ty Rushing Daily News Senior Staff Writer


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Zach Johnson/Daily News Hundreds of people walked through the DMACC Job Fair within the first hour Thursday. The event featured more than 60 employers, colleges and staffing agencies from across the state.


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Job Fair draws hundreds of potential employees By Zach Johnson Daily News Staff Writer


The DMACC Conference Center filled with Jasper County and Newton citizens looking for work at the Job and Career Fair on Thursday. The fair was sponsored by Newton Development Corporation, Jasper County Development Corporation, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and DMACC. “Before the fair started, we had more than 60 people waiting to get through the door,” Newton Development Corporation Executive Director Frank Liebl said. The fair featured more than 60 em-


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ployers, colleges and staffing agencies from across the state. “The employers today have hundreds of positions ready to fill, so hopefully we can get those positions filled with members of the Jasper County and Newton community,” Liebl said. In the first hour, hundreds of people came through to talk with the different companies and colleges. “The response of the fair was outstanding in just the first hour and it looks only to get better for the rest of the fair,” Liebl said. Staff writer Zach Johnson may be contacted at (641) 792-3121, ext. 425, or at zjohnson@

Qualifications to become or remain a paraprofessional in the Newton Community School District will become more stringent starting next school year. At Monday’s Newton Community School District’s Board of Education meeting, there will be discussion on the district’s plan to transition from a Title I Targeted Assistance Program to a school-wide assistance program. The new measure would affect both Berg and Thomas Jefferson Elementary Schools, which serve as the district’s K-3 buildings. One aspect of the transition would be that any district employee who helps instruct students would have to be “highly qualified.” This includes the district’s paraprofessionals. Basics and Beyond Principal Laura Selover, who also serves as the district human resources representative, explained one of the five measures a para would have to meet to be considered highly qualified. Selover said employees can have associate degrees that pertain to education, achieve a silver certificates or higher in the National Career Readiness Test, take the Compass test — which is an untimed computerized test that helps evaluate skills for college placement — have a bachelor’s degree or earn a paraeducator certification from an Iowa college or branch of the Area Education Agency. Basics and Beyond Teacher Charlet Daft recently became certified to proctor the NCRC test. PARAPROS See Page 2A

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By Matthew Nosco Daily News Staff Writer Oftentimes the entire direction of a person’s life can be altered by the smallest of details or the slightest of decisions. For Robert Van Elsen, it was all a matter of which door he walked through first. Robert graduated from Colfax High School in 1965. The Vietnam War was well underway and a lot of his classmates were quickly called up by the draft. Robert had a save-all though. His dad’s position in Maytag secured him a scholarship, which he used to attend the State College of Iowa, now the University of Northern Iowa, so he was free from the draft. After a year at school, Robert knew that something was wrong. He felt that he was wasting his scholarship, that he had no more right to be home than any of the other men he knew. While visiting his brother in Des Moines,

he decided that it was time for him to enlist. He went to the Federal Building, determined to sign up for the military then and there. “I didn’t plan on going into the Air Force. I just wanted in the military. It could’ve been the Navy or the Army too,” Robert said. “The first door that I ran into was the Air Force, so that’s where I went.” That’s how he kicked off a 20-year military career that would segue into a long civilian career in education; a chance of running into the right door. Robert performed well on his entry tests, and

after reporting for basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, he was given the choice of what job he would carry out for the Air Force. “I didn’t know what I wanted to do,” Robert said. “They recommended electronics, and I just went with it.” So, upon successful completion of his basic training, Robert was off to advanced training in electronics at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Miss. His training regimen would go for the next year, carrying him through April of 1967 as he became proficient with the radar systems for various military aircraft. Near the completion of his training, he was allowed to take a brief trip back home to Colfax, and while he was there, he fell in love with Connie Polson. “I was almost done and I had my orders for my next deployment, so I

Submitted Photo Robert Van Elsen shakes hands with Brigadier General Thomas G. McInerney on Feb. 5, 1983, in Okinawa, Japan. Van Elsen was recognized as the Most Outstanding Enlisted Person in the Air Force in Okinawa by the USO.

asked how she would like to go to Hawaii when I proposed.” She said yes, but Hawaii was not in their future. Two weeks before he was supposed to deploy, orders were passed down that he was going to Okinawa on an 18-month tour of duty instead, and he would not be able to bring a new wife. He talked it over with her, asked if she would want to wait until he got back instead, but after hashing it all out the two

were married on April 17, 1967, just three days before he shipped out. The next several years of their lives were a whirlwind of changes as Robert continued to get moved around, alone more often than not. When he could’ve satisfied his commitment to the Air Force and left with an honorable discharge, he decided to stick it through and pursue a career. VAN ELSEN See Page 5A

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The One Voice Community Prayer Gathering will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the United Presbyterian Church. Everyone is welcome.

PEO chapters to meet PEO Chapter LC will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the home of Barb Orsund. PEO Chapter AO will meet on Tuesday at the home of Joan Tyler. Refreshments will be served at 12:30 p.m., and the meeting and program will follow. PEO Chapter HS of PEO will meet Tuesday in the home of Jody Smith, 1013 S. Sixth Ave. W. Refreshments will be served at 12:45 p.m. with the meeting and program to follow at 1:15 p.m. Please note change of location.

Property taxes due Jasper County Treasurer Doug Bishop would like to remind Jasper County residents that the second half property tax and mobile home taxes are due and need to be paid on or before Monday, March 31. Payments can be made at the office from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. daily. Credit card and E-check payments can also be made online at Payments mailed and postmarked before March 31 will be accepted without penalty.

Parapros Continued from Page 1A According to Superintendent Bob Callaghan, last year, when the Iowa Board of Education implemented its Early Literacy Implementation program, this measure conflicted with portions of the No Child Left Behind Act. Under the state’s new guidelines, the federal funds districts receive would become supplant (replacement) funds and not supplemental funds, which goes against the federal policy. Section 1120a(b) of the No Child Left Behind Act states: “A

State educational agency or local educational agency shall use Federal funds received under this part only to supplement the funds that would, in the absence of such Federal funds, be made available from non-Federal sources for the education of pupils participating in programs assisted under this part, and not to supplant such funds.” IDE representatives have said it is not a state mandate for schools to transition to a schoolwide program, but an option that is available to them if they meet the qualifications. “Various (districts) are in the planning process to go school-wide

Gladys Lear turns 90 on April 4, 2014, please help her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren celebrate by sending your birthday wishes to Gladys c/o Nelson Manor 1500 1st Ave. East Newton, IA 50208

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Livengood joins Minnesota company as VP of sales, marketing By Bob Eschliman Daily News Editor A Minnesota-based promotional products agency and specialty retailer announced Wednesday it has hired Newton Manufacturing’s senior sales manager for its eastern sales territory, Dan Livengood, as its next vice president of sales and marketing. According to St. Croix Promotions founder and president Pady Reginer, her company specializes in logo merchandise programs, ecommerce, product development, global sourcing, recognition and rewards and popup event stores and specialty retail solutions. She said Livengood will assume his new duties Wednesday, April 9. “Dan has tremendous sales and marketing acumen with unlimited creativity,” Reginer said. “We were fortunate to have him join our team. He’s a perfect match, aligning with our sales and marketing strategies moving forward.” Livengood, a Newton native, has 20 years of experience in promotional marketing and fullservice agency sales. In his career, he has won numerous awards, including the coveted Promotional

— it’s not just Newton — we have well over 200 that are already operating as school-wide,” Geri McMahon, IDE Title I Administrative Consultant/Migrant Director, said.  “This law has been around since [NCLB] was reauthorized in 2001 and we’ve had quite a few that have gone down this path before.” McMahon also explained what qualifications a district must meet to implement the change and some of the benefits of going about it. “You have to be at the 40 percent poverty rate before you can become a school-wide,” McMahon said. “The poverty rate in Iowa has increased quite a bit over the years, so more and more are de-

Livengood Products Association International Pyramid Award and the American Marketing Association NOVA Award. In his new position, he will lead St. Croix’s sales and marketing team. “We especially appreciate how he demonstrates an up-to-date and refreshing approach when driving new business through key accounts and strategic partnerships,” Executive Vice President of Promotions Rob VandenBroecke said. “He’s ready to help us reach a whole new level of profitable growth.”

ciding to (change) because more and more are eligible to. “It provides a lot more flexibility for the school. When they go down the school-wide path, they are designing a program on how the increase the academic achievement of all kids and they are allowed to mix their Title I funds with their local and state funds,” she added. “There’s a lot more flexibility, they don’t have to just identify those kids who are the farthest away from the state standard and just focus on them, they can come up with a plan to raise the achievement level of them all.” Callaghan commended Jim Gilbert, the district’s elementary educational services director, for help-

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Livengood received his bachelor’s degree from Upper Iowa University and holds several certifications in and outside the industry. He also has professional training as a speaker and holds an Advanced Toastmaster rating. He has developed several shadowing and mentoring programs for students interested in advertising and marketing. Currently, he serves on the Government Relations Council for the Upper Midwest Association of Promotional Professionals, where he works on behalf of the promotional products industry, keeping his ear tuned into current trends and political changes. All of those skills and accomplishments will help him in his new job. “I’m excited to work with the very creative and customer-focused professionals at St. Croix,” he said. “Their growth potential, coupled with a strong customer service philosophy and many unique attributes, epitomizes a very strong value proposition in the industry.” Livengood and his wife, LeAnn, have a son, Adam, who lives in Seattle, Wash. They now reside in Chaska, Minn.

ing spearhead Newton’s transition. “We are ahead of the curve,” Callaghan said. The district is still working on how the new practice would be implemented in the classroom next year, but echoed the state’s sentiments on it providing flexibility. “We have yet to design how instruction is going to be delivered,” Gilbert said. “But, just from a general standpoint, it’s going to give us a lot more flexibility in terms of Title I teachers — and how they are utilized — and in terms of how para associates are utilized. They will be more instructionally focused. Paras, in other words, will take on more responsibilities.” Under the district’s current practices, paras’ duties are described as being there “to assist

the teacher and address teaching objectives by working with individual students or groups of students to help students work to achieve the maximum skill levels.” Title I teachers are used to provide additional education assistance beyond the regular classroom for at-risk students in hopes that the student would eventually be able to test out of or forgo title services. “I can simply tell you that I experienced this many years ago,” Callaghan, who has previous educational experience in Texas, said. “It’s going to be a big adjustment for the state of Iowa.” Senior staff writer Ty Rushing may be contacted at (641) 792-3121, ext. 426, or at

The Newton Cobra’s 10U traveling baseball team will be having a

POP CAN DRIVE Saturday, April 5th in the Hy-Vee parking lot.


Community prayer gathering on Tuesday

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$15/person Lap Round the Iowa Speedway before heading out on a 15 mile ride.

Saturday, March 29, 2014 10:00am until 2:30pm Pence Tribute Center 310 N. 2nd Ave e., Newton

All money raised from the baked goods goes directly to the American Cancer Society through our Relay for Life Team. (All items for sale have been donated)

We will have so many goodies to choose from, including chocolate covered peanut butter balls, scotcharoos, cupcakes, cookies, snack mixes, pies, breads, and LOTS more!

Please invite everyone you know!

The better the turn out the more money we can raise! Please help Team Stepping Stones in

“Stepping up to help stomp out cancer!”

Chili and Soup for all paid riders. Registration begins at 12:30pm. Ride starts at 1:00pm.

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Dr. James R. McClean March 26, 2014 Dr. James R. McClean, 92, of Ames died Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at Northcrest     Community. A gathering of friends and family will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 29, at Grandon Funeral and Cremation Care, 414 Lincoln Way in Ames, with a funeral service at 10:30 a.m., Monday, March 31, at First Evangelical Free Church on 24th Street in Ames with burial at 2 p.m. at Union Cemetery in Newton, Iowa.  Jim was born July 31, 1921, in Des Moines, Iowa the son of Fred and Dorothy McClean. He married Nada Klopping on January 27, 1945, in Newton, Iowa. He graduated from Newton High School in 1940 and Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago in 1947. He was a World War II Coast Guard Veteran. The couple

moved to Ames in 1949 where he practiced and retired in 1987 after 40 years as a Doctor of Optometry. Jim was past President of The Ames, Jaycees in 1951, a life member of Iowa Optometric Association, and the American Optometric Association; Volunteer   Optometric Services to Humanity, past member of the Rotary Club of Ames where he was a Paul Harris Fellow, Ames Golf and Country Club, Bethesda Lutheran Church, and later at First Evangelical Free Church of Ames. Jim loved fishing, golfing, bridge, cribbage, Christian studies, and volun-

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teering at Mary Greeley Medical Center. In his later years, he played golf at Homewood Golf Course in Ames. He enjoyed staying active in several community events as long as he was able to enjoy them. Jim is survived by his wife, Nada McClean of Ames; his children, Gale (Art) Ehlers of Bettendorf, Dan McClean of Dyersville; two grandsons, Matthew and Michael McClean; a sister, Verna Lou ( Jerry) Power of Missoula, Mont.; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Helen Wormley,and Jean Hobin. In lieu of flowers memorial may be directed to Northcrest Community in Ames. The family would like to thank Northcrest and Homeward Hospice for the care that was extended to Jim during his brief illness. On line condolences may be directed to:

The Newton Opera Guild of the Des Moines Metro Opera will meet Sunday at Park Centre in Newton. Refreshments will be served at 1:45 p.m., with the program to follow at 2 p.m. All members and friends of the guild are invited to attend. T h e program will be a review of the opera, “La Traviata,” which will be presented this summer by D M M O. Dr. Bernard McSubmitted Photo D o n a l d , Dr. Bernard McDonald d i r e c t o r will present a review of of opera “La Traviata” Sunday. at Simpson College, will be the presenter. McDonald’s will talk about the literary, social and musical background to Verdi’s “La Traviata.” A conductor and pianist, McDonald garnered wide-ranging experience as a vocal coach, assistant conductor and chorus master with major opera companies in America, Europe and Far East before embarking on a freelance career. In the fall of 2011, he succeeded Robert L. Larsen as director of opera at Simpson College, where he holds the G. Dewey and M. Maine Larsen Chair in Opera. Professional training at the Merola Program of the San Francisco Opera led directly to an invitation to join the music staff of the New York City Opera. He was subsequently head of music and chorus master at the Florida Grand Opera in Miami. As chorus master of Glyndebourne until 2005, he prepared more than 25 productions to great critical acclaim for a host of internationally renowned conductors: highlights include “Idomeneo” with Sir Simon Rattle, “Die Zauberflöte” with Sir Charles Mackerras and “Otello” with Vladimir Jurowski. He has also worked with the Aspen Music Festival and School, the New National Theatre Tokyo, the Netherlands Opera and the Netherlands Radio Choir. He has been on the faculty of the RSAMD and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. A native of Dumbarton, Scotland, his studies include piano at the RSAMD; opera at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, and CCM; musicology at the University of Glasgow; and conducting at Indiana University.

Hisako Chrismore March 26, 2014 Hisako Chrismore, 84, of Newton died Wednesday morning, March 26, 2014, at her home near Newton. Private family service will be held at a later date. Pence-Reese Funeral Home in Newton is entrusted with the arrangements. Hisako, the daughter of Ruijiro and Kiku Kimoto, was born Jan. 3, 1930, in Moji, Japan. Hisako met Paul Harold Chrismore while he was with the United States Army serving in Japan. On Nov. 4, 1958, Hisako was united in marriage with Paul H. Chrismore in Japan. Hisako was self-employed as a seamstress and tailor. She had devoted her life to her husband, six children,

family and friends, and enjoyed country living, gardening, flowers and painting. She was a member of the Japan America Society, Des Moines. Those left to honor Hisako’s memory include her six children and five grandchildren: son Joe (Angie) Chrismore of Urbandale, and their children Spencer Chrismore, Baylee Chrismore, Stefan Adams and Lindsay Adams; her daughters, Linda Chrismore of Newton, Stepha-

nie (Tom) Settle of West Des Moines and their daughter Emily; Margaret Chrismore of Waukee, Christine Chrismore of Honolulu, Hawaii, and Tina Chrismore of New York, N.Y.; her Japanese relatives; and her pets, Gabby and Happy. Hisako was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband Paul on May 21, 2013. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.pencefh. com.

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SAVE THE DATE 2014 Jasper County’s Relay for Life will be held

Friday, June 13th from 6-11 pm at the H.A. Lynn Stadium.

The theme is Super Heroes Fighting for a Cure and it will be an awesome night for everyone! We changed the date due to the Homecoming weekend being switched to allow you to attend both great events.


Jasper County Relay for Life, Super Heroes Fighting for a Cure, wants you to have a team and participate in this years event. Just call Debby Pence at 641-521-9301 or Chelsea Swarts at 641-840-2146 or go to and register your team today.

For Saturday Alcoholics Anonymous 10 a.m. at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Peer Support (For those living with mental illness) 1 to 4 p.m. at Optimae Life Services, 1422 First Ave. E.

For Sunday Penny Bingo 1 to 3:30 p.m. at Jasper County Senior Citizens Center Al-Anon 6 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Narcotics Anonymous 7 p.m. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Alcoholics Anonymous 6:30 p.m. Christian Church in Colfax

For Monday Alcoholics Anonymous Noon at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Celebrate Recovery 5 to 6 p.m. at Hephzibah House (641) 792-1232 Alcoholics Anonymous 7 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church

Elderly Nutrition For reservations or information about congregate and home-delivered meals, call (641) 792-7102 or (866) 942-7102 toll-free. Monday Swiss steak, baked potato, creamy cole slaw, chilled peach slices, whole wheat bread, fresh apple and skim milk Tuesday Baked potato w/ turkey ham, cheese sauce, broccoli Normandy, pineapple chunks, whole wheat bread, orange and skim milk

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Letters to the Editor

Friday, March 28, 2014

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Tragic accident led reader’s father to sparklers-only policy To the editor: I read with interest your column in the March 27 issue on fireworks. I’d like to tell you a true story. My brother, at 12 years of age in Omaha, threw a firecracker in the back alley. When it did not go off, he went to find out why. It had lit under a bottle and as he headed off to look, it went off. The glass came up and cut his throat. He died instantly. Dad saw to it I had sparklers only, and he took me to see the city’s aerial display. John Mellinger Newton

Kelley at the Capitol

Progress to ensure track’s future success Major progress was made at the Capitol this week to help ensure the future success of the Iowa Speedway. I helped pass Senate File 2341 with a solid majority of 82-14.  The bill now goes to the Governor’s desk. Hopefully, he will sign it into law. This bill adds By Dan Kelley 10 years to a tax rebate that Iowa House District 29 was legislated in 2006, when the Iowa Speedway was first established. It does not increase the amount of the capped rebate.  If this bill is signed by the Governor, it will be a significant step to ensure NASCAR’s long-term vision for the Iowa Speedway becomes reality.  This rebate is a performance-based incentive that only benefits Iowa Speedway if there is increased economic activity. If there are no sales, there’s no sales tax. In fact, in order to reach the cap, Iowa Speedway would need to generate three times the sales at the track that the previous owners generated. The rebate is a low cost, low risk performance incentive for Iowa Speedway and a win for Iowans. It is no secret that the Iowa Speedway has had financial challenges. The previous owners were successful in getting the Speedway established during a difficult economic period. NASCAR ownership is a gamechanger. I’ve discussed NASCAR’s long-term vision for the Iowa Speedway with track president, Jimmy Small. It is a vast departure from the status quo.  NASCAR plans to transform the Iowa Speedway into a popular regional attraction and make it a powerful economic engine for the state. NASCAR and Jimmy’s staff are committed to working in close collaboration with Newton and the state to maximize the economic potential of the Iowa Speedway. Owning a home is a dream for many Iowans who work hard every day and try to save up for a down payment. A bill we approved this week will help make that a bit easier.  Iowans will be able to set up a special savings account at their local credit union or bank to save for their first home. A portion of the money saved (up to $3,000 or $6,000 for couples) can then be deducted from state income taxes. The account can be open for up to 10 years. The idea is to help young Iowans and families start saving early for their first home. It’s a simple way we can make things a bit easier for the middle class and help families achieve home ownership. ••• I am proud to represent Newton,Baxter, Colfax, Kellogg, Lambs Grove, Mingo, Ira, Prairie City, and Valeria. Feel free to contact me by phone at 641-521-9260 or by email at dan. Please visit my website at and follow me on Facebook.

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She is the Simon to my Garfunkel My wife makes more money than I do. No, really. She does. My wife, Christine, makes more money than I do now. At work she got a huge promotion. I am afraid I don’t know the meaning of the word. As a result she makes more money By Will E Sanders than I do. Not Creators Syndicate just a little more money, a lot more money. I suppose you think these revelations have shattered my masculine sensibilities. Or that these financial developments have further disintegrated my chauvinistic tendencies, if not my quote/unquote “manhood.” To which I reply: You must not know me very well. This has caused me no mental duress in any way whatsoever. I can still beat Christine in arm wrestling. I can still bench press four times my body weight. When I put a new shirt on the sleeves still rip a little when I flex. I will still be the last man standing in any routine bar brawl I find myself a participant in. Some men with more grandiose machismo might have their testosterone sorely deflated over such a significant sway in spousal income. Not I. I refuse to take part in that

same tired cliche. What little I have left of my supposed masculinity will not be compromised because one paycheck is larger than the other. All I know is this. I just finished eating a name-brand pizza. Normally I eat generic pizza with crust the same consistency and taste as the cardboard plate it came on. But not this pizza I just ate. It had cheese and pepperoni on it that was actually made of cheese and pepperoni (instead of viscera swept off the slaughterhouse floor). And I washed this delicious pizza down with a can of Mountain Dew. Mountain Dew! It was actually printed right on the can and everything in big, bold letters, Mountain Dew! It wasn’t some obvious Mountain Dew knock-off product with a similar but different name. It wasn’t called Hillbilly Holler, Kountry Mist, Moon Mist, Mountain Drops, Mountain Lightning, Mountain Mellow, Mountain Splash, Rocky Mist, Citrus Drop or Heee Haw. I am still in disbelief. I just don’t see a reason to get my panties in a twist over this. I have no reason to cry into my bowl of Brand X Whole Wheat Flakes, because now I am eating Wheaties. The fact is I am happy for Christine. It’s a special kind of happiness, too. It’s the kind of happiness a person feels when someone else’s success and good fortune can be leeched off of. Then again, leech is a terrible word to use. I prefer the

word parasite. OK, so maybe Christine’s bank roll has caused a little harm to my fragile psyche. I mean, c’mon. I have a college degree. She has a high school diploma. I write for a living. She makes food for people. But I digress, mostly because the couch is extremely uncomfortable to sleep on. People say money isn’t that important. People say a lot of dumb things. Things like, money doesn’t make the world go round. Duh, angular momentum, inertia and gravity make the world go round. Everybody already knows that, dummy. Money isn’t just one of the most important things in life; it is the most important thing in life. Don’t blame me, I didn’t write the rules. Until such a time that hopes and dreams can pay my bills, clothe my body and put food in my stomach then we are all out of luck. Christine is the Simon to my Garfunkel, the Han Solo to my Chewbacca, the Jordan to my Pippen, the Dr. Bunsen to my Beaker, the Cheech to my Chong, the — well you get the picture. But you know what? That’s fine. I should stop fooling myself. I play a pretty mean second fiddle. Besides, she deserves it much, much more than I do. And if you don’t believe me I would be more than willing to put what little money I have where my mouth is.

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Gold nuggets of wisdom In the months that followed college graduation, I bought a one-way plane ticket, leaving behind a boyfriend and the looming question of whether it was time to move in together or move on from each other. Hoofing around Europe By Katiedid was the perLangrock fect distraction Creators Syndicate from all the things I was too afraid to face: my future, my relationship, my career — myself. The months gave way to the illusion that I could escape them forever. That’s when I met Giovanni. Sicily is home to active volcanoes. Hardened black magma coats the coastline, acting as a constant reminder that we are never safe from what is boiling under the surface. I first saw Giovanni when I stepped off the ferry into a rainy night on the Italian island. He was cheerfully busking, playing his violin. I averted eye contact and began my 2-mile trek through a torrential downpour toward my hostel. When I arrived in my room, there he was again — my new bunkmate. Cold, tired, dripping wet and irritated to be sharing my room with a homeless man, I behaved decidedly aloof. But Giovanni was impossible to ignore. A Persian Parisian, Giovanni

moved from Iran to Paris when he was 10. A dozen years later, he moved to Texas to make his fortune and fell head over stirrups for a cowgirl. He loved her, married her, worshipped her, was cuckolded by her and divorced her. It was then, Giovanni admitted, that he went a little crazy. “Now I’m a troubadour,” he said, showing me pages of stamps in his passport. “I go where the music takes me. I play my violin, and I make people smile.” “But you’re homeless.” “Earth is my home. When it’s warm, I listen to her crashing waves and fall asleep on her sands.” “And when it’s cold?” “I come inside and meet pleasant folks like you.” And he winked. In no time, I was living in Giovanni-land. We danced in the salted sea mist. Forged through fog toward mountaintops. Broke in to a five-star hotel at midnight and played music in the courtyard as guards chased us around. Days of laughter spilled into weeks. “You know what your problem is?” Giovanni asked one night while we were taking a moonlit walk, inspecting the burnt sands of the island. “You’re so focused on this,” he said as he picked up a volcanic rock and handed it to me, “you’re forgetting to show the world this.” Giovanni turned my hand over, exposing the bright red underbelly of the rock. “Don’t hide your colors, princess.” I looked at him, awestruck.

Speechless. “Come. Let’s make some people smile.” And he winked. It was the night before St. Nicholas Day. Giovanni and I spent the early hours before dawn spraying rocks with gold paint and leaving them on doorsteps for children to find in the morning. Sun was breaking as we completed our deliveries. When I woke, Giovanni wasn’t in the bunk below mine. I went to our meeting spot and watched little children dancing with delight upon discovering their golden gifts. Giovanni never showed up, and I kinda knew he wouldn’t. He was like the gold nuggets we had delivered. Everything that shone and glistened was just a thin coat hiding a black, hardened core. Giovanni was spontaneous and fun, but his every action was simply a reaction to a heart broken, to a soul lost. He, too, did not know what was coming next in his life. The only real difference between Giovanni and me was that I had a home waiting for me. It was time to book my return flight. Walking toward the Internet cafe, I flipped the rock Giovanni had given me in my hand as one would a two-sided coin, looking to it for guidance on whether I should risk my heart, take a chance and move in with my boyfriend (the man who has since become my husband and the father of my child). The rock flipped from red to black. From black to red. To red. Red. Red. Red. Red. Red.

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Author visit, movie, résumé workshop at library be-wed Annie. George is a nervous father unready to face the fact that his little girl is now a woman. The preparations for the extravagant wedding provide additional comic moments.

Author Visit from Sheryl Carter Author and Newton resident, Sheryl Carter will read from her book “The Quiet Road” at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 3, in the Newton Public Library meeting room. During her reading, Sheryl will play the dulcimer, pulling the audience into the musical world that her main character inhabits. She will also be available to sign copies and answer questions after the reading. Copies of her book will be for sale at the event.

filled with playing outdoors, chasing balls and belly rubs. Stop by the children’s library to drop off donated items and sign the card before Friday, April 11! JCARL is in need of rawhide bones, thunder shirts, small doggy beds and collars and leashes for dogs. However, they and Porsche are happy for whatever you are willing to donate. Thank you for showing your love to Porsche and JCARL!

Résumé Workshop On Tuesday, April 1, from 9 a.m. to noon in the library meeting room, Iowa Works will be holding a Résumé Workshop. Spring is the time for job fairs, so make sure your résumé is up-to-date and likely to catch that employer’s eye! Register by calling the information desk at (641) 792-4108. Porsche’s Retirement As you may have heard, our beloved pooch Porsche has retired from her reading duties at Newton Public Library. As thanks for all of Porsche’s work we will be collecting doggy items, treats and supplies to donate to JCARL. We will also have a large decorated card set up in the children’s library for all the kids to sign wishing Porsche a great retirement

Coffee & Movie Presents: ‘Father of the Bride’ A showing of “Father of the Bride” will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 2, in the library meeting room. Coffee will be provided. Synopsis: In this remake of the Spencer Tracy classic, George and Nina Banks are the parents of young soon-to-

Van Elsen Continued from Page 1A He worked in Thailand, Korea, Vietnam, Japan, Hawaii and locations around the United States throughout the years, flew a total of 78 combat missions over Vietnam despite not being a part of the regular crew and packed up and moved his home 34 times throughout his life. After seven years of electronics in the Air Force, having worked on more than 10 different models of aircraft, Robert was given the opportunity to go to a field training detachment, where he would teach new enlisted airmen how to run radar. The final 13 years of his career were spent as an instructor. He spent the last six of those in Japan, his first deployment abroad in which his family was able to accompany him. He wanted to stay in the service for another five to 10 years, but he decided when his deployment was up in Japan the time was right for him to retire from the Air Force and launch his civilian career. He was discharged 20 years, 1 month and 27 days after his date of enlistment on July 1, 1986 at

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which point he launched a civilian career that would have him move around nearly as frequently. Despite never having graduated from college himself, Robert thrived in education after his years instructing younger airmen on radar and electronics. He worked with the National Education Center on different campuses across the country, was the dean of students at Brown College in Minnesota, served with ITT Tech in a number of roles, including campus president in Houston, retired and then came back out of retirement for more. When asked if he has any regrets, the answer is a resounding “no,” aside from perhaps wishing that he had stayed in the military even longer. “I got into the Air Force completely by chance. It happened to be the first door that I came to. I was a scared young boy, ashamed of what I’d done with my scholarship, not sure what to do, just a confused 19-year-old,” Robert said. “The Air Force put my head on straight, gave me a purpose, gave me a skill that was extremely good to me all my life, and it led to a career after the military. Would I recommend it? Absolutely.”

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istration, submitted to the Jasper County Auditor’s Office by Roger Barr and Gabriel Swersie of Newton, also questioned his residency. Swersie’s, in particular, suggested Van Wyk knowingly put false information on the form. The form itself states knowingly providing false information on a voter registration form is perjury, a Class D felony. It is punishable by up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $7,500. Parrott said the hearing will be an opportunity for both sides to provide evidence regarding the validity of Van Wyk’s voter registration. It is not a criminal proceeding, but rather an administrative hearing. “We will hear from both sides. They can each present evidence or witnesses,” he said. “Then, after [weighing] a preponderance of the evidence, we will issue a written ruling.” Any criminal charges would be solely at the discretion of County Attorney Mike Jacobsen, who will also participate in the April 10 hearing. Deputy County Auditor for Elections Tina Mulgrew will also take part. The hearing will be open to the public and held in accordance with 48A.14 of the Code of Iowa. Daily News Editor Bob Eschliman may be contacted at (641) 792-3121, ext. 423, or at

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In an earlier interview with the Daily News about his residency, Van Wyk said he was in the process of moving from his home in Clive in the western portion of Polk County to Sully. He said he is a part owner of the former church building he has worked to remodel into a future bed and breakfast and reception hall. Van Wyk said in that interview, which was conducted via email at his request, the move was not yet completed as of last week. “This move to Sully is taking place presently, as I just finished the construction on the bedroom and bathroom at the winery’s residence,” he said. “This is a temporary and transitional situation for me as we go through the process of selling and buying houses.” Van Wyk ended his campaign for House District 28 because of objections to his candidacy based on his residency. Iowa law does not require a candidate live in district he or she is running for until the final 60 days before the General Election. In Van Wyk’s case, however, some of the objections noted his use of the Sully address on his nomination forms. The challenges to Van Wyk’s reg-


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Medical wake-up call prompts questions about life, marriage DEAR ABBY: I have been married almost four years. Recently I had some medical problems that were my wakeup call. I’m fine now, but I no longer am willing to wait for “someday.” I decided to try some new hobbies, one of which is skydiving. I had said for years I’d never do it because I’m afraid of heights. But I have changed my mind, and for me, this is a big deal. When I asked my husband what he thought, his response was, “I’m not spending the day just to see you jump out of an airplane.” Talk about disappointing! I have always “gone with the flow” when he has wanted to do something. I know he doesn’t want to go skydiving, but all I wanted was his support, and maybe someone to take a video or pictures. His response has left me wondering about a lot of things. I have had enough of his negativity. He doesn’t do anything except stay home. I guess I expected him to be excited for me, or to say he didn’t want me doing it. The first is what I would have preferred. Now I’m not sure where I go from here. — DISAPPOINTED IN SAN DIEGO DEAR DISAPPOINTED: I hope you realize this letter isn’t about skydiving, but your husband’s refusal to help you celebrate your new lease on life. A successful marriage is one in which a couple ideally grows TOGETHER. If your husband is unwilling or unable to do that, then “where you go from here” is to first ask him if he’s willing to talk to a marriage counselor with you. If he’s not, then schedule some sessions for yourself with a licensed professional and discuss the circumstances that led to your “wake-up call.” It will help you rationally — and unemotionally — decide how best to enjoy this gift of life you have been given. DEAR ABBY: You have addressed cellphone etiquette in your column

before, but in this day and age it bears repeating. We attended a meeting for parents and students last night at our child’s high school. Inevitably, a cellphone rang, which can happen to anyone. The ring was quickly silenced. A few minutes later, another cellphone started ringing. Rather than mute it, the parent answered it and proceeded to have a conversation during the meeting while a school staff person was making a presentation. It wasn’t a long conversation, but it wasn’t quiet either. The parent was sitting in the back row — he could have easily slipped out to have this “important” conversation. Thanks for letting me vent. It was extremely annoying and rude. Now I know why his son has no common sense. — ANNOYED IN IOWA DEAR ANNOYED: At most events an announcement is made beforehand that cellphones should be turned off. If there is an interruption, an experienced speaker will pause until the interruption ceases. From your letter, I assume that isn’t what happened last night. Children learn manners and common sense by watching their parents. If consideration for others isn’t modeled for them, they don’t learn it.







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Prep spring sports previews start Monday Spring sports previews for Newton and area high schools will begin Monday in the Newton Daily News. A roundup story highlighting each area school’s spring sports will appear along with team photos. There will be a story on each Newton Cardinal sport starting later in the week with team photos. High school spring sports open seasons, starting Tuesday, over the next two weeks.

Dayton still flying high in NCAA tourney MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Jordan Sibert scored 18 points, Kendall Pollard added a season-high 12 and Dayton rolled past Stanford 82-72 on Thursday to make the NCAA tournament’s Elite Eight for the first time since 1984. No. 11 Dayton (26-10) continued its underdog run and this one wasn’t particularly close. The 6-foot-4 Sibert was spectacular, slashing to the basket and draining 3-pointers, to help the Flyers lead for almost the entire night. Dayton showed its depth early, using 12 players in the first half to slowly wear Stanford down. No. 10 Stanford (23-13) had the superior post play, but it wasn’t enough. Chasson Randle led the Cardinal with 21 points, but shot 5 of 21 from the field. Dwight Powell added 17 and Stefan Nastic — who fouled out with more than five minutes left — had 15. Sibert finished 7 of 12 from the field. He had plenty of help. Devin Oliver scored 12 points and Matt Kavanaugh added 10. Dayton plays top-seeded Florida on Saturday in the South Regional final. Florida 79, UCLA 68 MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Michael Frazier II hit five 3-pointers and finished with 19 points as Florida reached its fourth consecutive NCAA regional final. The Gators (35-2) also extended the best winning streak in school history to 29 straight in reaching the South Regional final. Scottie Wilbekin added 13 points for Florida. Casey Prather had 12 points, and Dorian Finney-Smith had 10. Kasey Hill had 10 assists. Jordan Adams led the Bruins (289) with 17 points, Kyle Anderson had 11 and five assists with nine rebounds. Travis Wear added 14. West Region Wisconsin 69, Baylor 52 ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Frank Kaminsky scored 19 points and blocked six shots, and Wisconsin romped. Ben Brust hit three 3-pointers and scored 14 points for the secondseeded Badgers (29-7), who jumped to a 14-point lead in the first half and never let up on the overmatched Bears (26-12). The 7-foot Kaminsky and his disciplined teammates shredded the Baylor zone defense that played so well in the first two games. Wisconsin also methodically shut down Baylor’s talented offense while moving into its second regional final in 13 years under Bo Ryan, who has never reached a Final Four in a 700-win coaching career. Cory Jefferson scored 15 points for the sixth-seeded Bears, who did little with their third Sweet 16 trip in five years. Isaiah Austin and Kenny Chery scored 12 points apiece for Baylor, which made two of its 15 3-point attempts while trailing for the final 39 minutes. The Bears needed a late rally just to match their lowest-scoring performance of the season in the final seconds. Wisconsin advanced to face topseeded Arizona in the regional final Saturday at Honda Center. Arizona 70, San Diego State 64 ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Nick Johnson scored all of his 15 points in the last 2:45, after missing his first 10 shots, and Arizona rallied to advance to the final eight. Aaron Gordon and Rondae HollisJefferson scored 15 points each for the top-seeded Wildcats (33-4). Xavier Thames scored 25 points and Dwayne Polee added 13 points for the Aztecs (31-5). Arizona coach Sean Miller joined his brother Archie in the final eight. The younger Miller coached Dayton to an 82-72 victory over Stanford of the Pac-12 in the South Regional semifinals.

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Area basketball players receive Heart of Iowa Conference honors By Jocelyn Sheets Daily News Sports Editor Prairie City-Monroe, ColfaxMingo and Collins-Maxwell/Baxter basketball players, 20 all told, received postseason conference honors when coaches selected the 2014 Heart of Iowa Conference All-Conference teams recently. Landing on the HOIC boys’ first team unit were PCM’s Logan Gilman, who was the lone player to be selected unanimously for the conference boys, Mustang teammate Dillon Bruxvoort and CMB’s Bryce Kemp. CMB’s Abbi Haupert and PCM’s Courtney Van Houweling each earned HOIC girls’ first team honors. Named to the boys’ second team was CMB’s Austin Moorman while CMB’s Lexi Breon and PCM’s Abbi Gilson and Rachel Freland received HOIC second-team girls’ honors. Colfax-Mingo’s McKenzie Cogley and Jena Teed and Colin Lourens earned honorable mention by their respective division coaches in the conference. Garnering honorable mention on the boys’ side were PCM’s Zach Uhlenhopp and Ryan Jennings and CMB’s Zach Samson and Seth Balke. Receiving honorable mention from girls’ coaches were CMB’s Mackenzie Schmitz and Bridget Hurley and PCM’s Leix Kain and Rachel Gulling. Prairie City-Monroe’s Mustang basketball teams had banner seasons in 2013-14. The Mustang boys opened the season on a 10-game winning streak and finished strong for a 17-5 season. The Mustang girls dropped their first two games of the season then went 15-6 over the rest of the season to end up 15-8. The Mustang boys placed second in the Heart of Iowa Conference race at 15-3. PCM’s girls ended up third in the HOIC at 13-5. Gilman, a 6-3 sophomore, led the Mustangs in scoring with 428 points, which was second best in the conference. He pulled down 159 rebounds, second on the team and eighth in the conference. Gilman shot 57 percent, 177of-312, from the field overall and went 21-of-48, 44 percent, from behind the three-point arc. He was a 67-percent free throw shooter, hitting 53-of 79. Bruxvoort, 6-5 senior, was the Mustangs’ second-leading scorer with 339 points, which was fifth best in the conference. He led the Mustangs in rebounds, 177, assists, 78, steals, 45, and blocked shots, 27. Those numbers put him seventh in rebounds, fifth assists, fourth in steals and fourth in blocked shots among conference players. Bruxvoort was 127-of-268 from the field for 47 percent. He downed 71-of-114 free throw attempts and hit 14 3-pointers for the Mustangs. Uhlenhopp and Jennings are seniors for the Mustangs. Uhlenhopp fired in 159 points and had 108 rebounds on the season. He shot 43 percent from the field (58-of-134), hit five 3-pointers, and cashed in on 38-of-62 free throw attempts. He had 39 assists and 37 steals. Jennings led the Mustangs in 3-pointers made, draining 23-of-70 long-range shots. He scored 182 points, controlled 76 rebounds, dished out 39 assists and had 17 steals. PCM’s girls were led by VanHouweling, a 5-10 junior, in six categories on the basketball court this season. VanHouweling’s play earned her 2014 All-HOIC first team honors. She scored 330 points, which was fifth best in the conference. VanHouweling’s 92 steals not only led the Mustangs but the Heart of Iowa Conference, plus placed her fourth in Class 3A. She had 134 rebounds, 82 assists and nine blocked shots. She had the hot hand from outside, drilling 30-of-123 3-pointers. She shot 36 percent from the field overall, 110-of-304. She also downed 80-of-153 free throw shots. Gilson, a senior, finished with 278 points, which was eighth best in the conference. She had 119 rebounds, 24 assists and 53 steals. She shot 47 percent, 101-of-213, from the field, hit 10 3-pointers, and shot 71 percent, 66-of-92, from the free-throw line. Freland, a junior. fired in 174





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points and was the Mustangs second-best outside threat, hitting 27of-107 3-pointers. She had 43 rebounds, 12 assists and 66 steals. She hit 23-of-38 free throw attempts for 60.5 percent. Kain, a senior, had 105 points, 74 rebounds, 31 steals and 14 assists. Gulling, a junior, was second on the team with 69 steals. She scored 166 points, grabbed 54 rebounds and handed out 26 assists. FOR COLFAX-MINGO, Cogley, a 6-foot senior, led the Tigerhawk girls, who finished 1-20 overall and 1-17 in conference play, in scoring, rebounding, blocked shots and steals. She scored 193 points, pulled down 151 rebounds, which was 10th in the conference. Cogley’s 33 blocked shots were third-best in the conference. She had 27 steals. She shot 38 percent, 81-of211, from the field and was 30-of-53 from the free-throw line. Teed was the Tigerhawk girls’ leading 3-point field goal shooter, draining 16-of-80, from the long range. She also led the team with 30 assists. Teed, a 5-4 senior, scored 112 points, made 15 steals and grabbed 50 rebounds. She went 24-of-46 from the line. Lourens, a 6-3 sophomore, poured in 203 points to lead the Tigerhawks. He had 119 rebounds, 18 steals, 11 blocked shots, and 11 assists. Lourens shot 47 percent, 76 of 163, from the field and 55 percent, 51-of-93, from the free-throw line. The Tigerhawk boys were 0-22. CMB’s BOYS finished fourth in the Heart of Iowa Conference at 11-7 and had a 15-8 overall mark. The CMB girls went 4-14 in conference play for eighth place and were 7-17 overall. Kemp, a 6-5 junior, was the Raider boys’ top scorer with 304 points and top rebounder with 203 rebounds. He shot 50 percent, 117-of-235, from the field and was a 74.5- percent free throw shooter, hitting 70-of-94 attempts. He had 51 assists, 32 steals and 32 blocked

shots, which led the team. Moorman, a 6-1 senior, poured in 235 points and dished out a teamleading 52 assists. Moorman led the team from 3-point range, hitting 32of-90 attempts. He was 74-of-186 from the field overall and downed 55-of-77 free throw attempts. He had 25 steals and 49 rebounds. Balke was the team’s leader in steals with 33, while scoring 231 points. The 6-3 junior drained 25of-50 3-pointers and shot 51 percent, 73-of-143, from the field overall. He cashed in on 60-of-80 free throw attempts. Balke pulled down 91 rebounds and had 47 assists. Samson, a 6-1 senior, controlled 189 rebounds, which was second on the team, and scored 179 points. He went 73-of-124 from the field and downed 33-of-58 free throw attempts. Samson dished out 35 assists and made 26 steals. Haupert, a 6-foot senior, reached the 1,000-point career mark during the season in which she led the Raider girls with 394 points. Haupert had a team-leading 294 rebounds, 63 steals and 64 blocked shots. She went 152-of-303 from the field and 84-of-135 from the free-throw line. Leading the CMB girls in assists with 141 was Breon, a 5-7 junior, who also was their top long-distance shooting threat. Breon drilled 31-of133 attempts from 3-point range. She went 84-of-249 overall from the field and hit 34-of-43 free throw attempts. She had 55 rebounds and 22 steals. Schmitz, a 5-5 junior, dished out 50 assists, made 31 steals and had 58 rebounds. She scored 63 points, hitting 26-of-94 from the field and 11of-22 from the line. Hurley, a 5-8 sophomore, scored 125 points and controlled 118 rebounds. She connected on 20-of-72 attempts from beyond the threepoint arc. She was 44-of-145, 30 percent, from the field and sank 17of-38 free throw tosses. Hurley made 32 assists and had 23 steals.

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Worship Together Ashton Chapel Next to Ashton Park, near intersection of Hwy 330 and F17 (8887 W. 122nd St. N., Mingo, IA) Sunday School 9:00am; Worship 10:00am. Pastors: Larry Craig and Mark Eddy Bar None Cowboy Church Building next to Culver’s Newton, David Rex, Pastor, 641-521-4354, 7pm Thursdays. Music featured each week. www.barnonecowboy Baxter Evangelical Free Church East Avenue, Eugene Bucklin, Pastor. Church service every sunday at 10:00am. Children’s church during regular services. AWANAS every Wednesday night 6:30 – 8:00. Bethany United Church of Christ 5627 N. 95th Ave. W., Baxter, (one mi. E. of Baxter on Station St.) Pastor Wanda Seydel. Sunday after Labor Day through Memorial Day: 8:30 Junior Choir; 9:15 Sunday School; 10:30 Worship. Sunday after Memorial Day through Labor Day: 9:30 Worship; Women’s Fellowship First Thursday 2pm. Sunday’s in July feature 10:30 prayer and study of the Lords Prayer. Bible Missionary Church 909 N. 95th Ave. E. 641-840-2093 Pastor Lucas. Sunday School 9:45am, Morning Worship 10:45, Evening Service 6:00pm. Mid-week Service 7:00pm Center Friends Northeast of Newton, Karen Mendenhall, pastor, Dallas Gilreath, pastor, Cheri Doane, assistant pastor; 9:30am Sunday school, 10:30am Worship. Call 641-792-2473. Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Prairie City, 9:00am Sunday school, 10:00am Worship. Christian Life Church 421 S. 2nd Ave. W., Interim Pastor James Miller; Phone Number: 641-521-9294. Coffeetime 9:30am, Worship 10:00am. Lunch Served at noon. Bible Study: Tuesday 10:00am. Christian Reformed Church Prairie City, Matthew McClure, pastor; 9:30am Worship, 10:45am Sunday school, 6:30pm Worship. Jasper County Church of Christ 1100 N. 3rd Ave. E., 9:30am Bible classes, 10:30am & 1:30pm Worship; Thursday evening 7:00pm Bible Study. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 1405 N. 11th Ave. E., Branch President-Gregory O. Rivers, 316 E. 8th St. S., Newton, IA 50208. 9:30am Sacrament meeting, 10:40am Sunday School & Primary, 11:45am Priesthood, Relief Society & Young Women. Colfax United Methodist Church S. Locust St. & Division St., 515-674-3782. 10:00am Sunday School, 10:00am Family Worship. Rev. R.D. Streeter Community of Christ 1805 S. 8th Ave. E., 791-7834, Bill Conklin, pastor, Church School Classes 9:30am; Worship Service 10:30am; Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30pm. Community Heights Alliance Pastor Cory Stout, Senior Pastor; Pastor John Patterson, Associate Pastor; Tyler Kramer, Youth Pastor; Mike Osterbauer, Pastor of Worship and Young Adults. Sunday Worship Services 8:15am, 10:30am & 5pm; Sunday School 9:30am; Sr. High Youth Group Wednesday 7:45pm; Wednesday Prayer Meetings 6am, noon & 6:30pm; Jr. High Youth Group 6:30pm; Awana 6:30pm; Nursery available for most events. Handicapped accessible. 2500 S. 13th Ave. E. 792-1620.

Congregational United Church of Christ-Newton 308 E. 2nd St. N., Newton, Rev. Jessica Petersen, Pastor; Sunday Worship 10:00am, Nursery provided; Fellowship Time 11:00am. Accessible to all. Bible Study Wednesdays 10:00am. Christian Education for children of all ages Wed. 6:00pm(infant-8th grade). 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month 7:00pm - Adult Christian Education. No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here! Cornerstone Bible Fellowship 1000 E. 12th St. S., Newton; Pastor Steve Bundy, Associate Pastor Brian Keeton. Sunday School 9am, Sunday Worship 10:15am, 6:30pm youth group on Sunday, 7pm Wed Bible study, Faith Baptist Prairie City, 9:30am Bible School, 10:30am Worship, 6:00pm Gospel service, 7:00pm Wed., Bible study. First Assembly of God 1029 E. 19th St. N., Newton,; Pastor Don Hayes, senior pastor; 9am Sunday School, 10am Worship, 7pm Wed. mid-week service. First Baptist Church Colfax, Rev. Phil Butler, pastor, 674-3752. Family Fellowship 9:00 am; Sun. School 9:15 am; Morning Worship 10:30 am; Eve. Service 6:00 pm. Wed., 7:00 pm Hour of Power.

Foursquare Church 1510 S. 8th Ave. E., Pastor Dottie Black and Associate Pastor Dustin Black, 9:45 a.m. Sunday morning worship service, 6:30 p.m. Sunday night Sunday School and prayer meetings 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays, 7 p.m. Wednesday and 9:15 a.m. Sunday until service time. Grace Church “A Family Of Friends”, 1620 N. 11th Ave E., Newton; Pastor Dan Hayton; Sunday Morning Refreshments 9:30 am, Worship Service with nursery care 10:00 am. The Edge: 5 yr olds to 5th grade & The Kids Community Pre School age, Sunday at 10:00am. Experience God Bible Study Wed. at 7am; Life Student Ministries Wed. 6:45-8pm 641-792-1793

Iron Sharpens Iron Church 1305 E. 10th St. S. Newton Cheryl Palmer, Doug Cupples Ministers 10:00am Sunday Morning Worship. Bible study and fellowship follow morning service. Mid-week Service 7pm Wednesday with Merlin Hamilton. Kellogg Christian (Disciples of Christ) 321 Bolton St., Kellogg, 10:30 am Worship. Kellogg United Methodist 417 2nd St., Kellogg, Pastor Tim Morgan, Sunday School 9:30am nursery, kids, young adult, middle adult & adult classes; 10:30am Morning worship; Worship Lit Saturday’s 7:00pm; Open Hand Supper 3rd Saturday of the month 6:00pm. Killduff United Methodist Rev. Randall McNeer, Worship 10:45am Communion first Sunday of each month. Living Word Fellowship Doug Bradey, Pastor, 321 E. Robinson St., Knoxville 641-828-7119, Wed. Night Service: 6pm prayer, 7pm worship, 6:15pm Fuzion Youth Service; Sun. Morning Service: 8:30 am prayer, 9 am Life Groups, 10 am Worship Service, Nursery and Children’s Ministry available.

Grinnell Church of Christ 1402 3rd Ave., Grinnell, Iowa 50112, Bible study Sunday 9:30 a.m., Wednesday 7:00 p.m., Worship services Sunday 1030 a.m. or Haven Vineyard Church 207 1st Ave. E, Newton; Pastor Caz & Jane Cibula; 641-526-3157; 10 am Sunday Service.

Lynnville Friends Mark Porter, Pastor, 9:00 am Morning Worship, 10:30 am Sunday School, 6:30 pm Bible Study Hour.

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 314 E. 2nd St. N. Pastor Mark Young. Sunday: 9:00 a.m. Faith Village & Sunday School. 10:15 Worship. 11:30am coffee fellowship. 5:45pm Wed; Family Unity Night. Thurs; 6:00 Choir Practice, 7:10 Atonement Practice. 641-792-5850, Nursery provided. First Church of Christ Scientist 616 6th Ave., Grinnell, 10:30 am Services. First Lutheran Church - ELCA 309 E. 3rd St. N., Newton. Pastor Zachary Bey. Sunday Worship at 9:30 am; Sunday School and Fellowship to follow at 10:45 am; High School Youth Group every other Wednesday evening. 641-792-3934. All are welcome! First Presbyterian 220 N 2nd Ave E Newton Interim Pastor Linda CurtisStolper Adult Sunday School 9AM Kids Action Hour 9:15AM Worship 10:30AM Fellowship 11:30AM Nursery Provided Handicapped Accessible Everyone Welcome! Mens Group 1st & 3rd Thursdays 6:30AM & 9AM Womens Bible Study Wed 9:30AM WOW Wed 4:30PM 792-2790

Congregational United Church of Christ-Baxter 217 S. Main Baxter, Rollin Watters, pastor, Sunday School 9:30am, Regular worship service, 10:30am

First United Methodist 210 N. 2nd Ave E. Rev Gary Marzolf Worship 8:30 AM, 11:00 AM Fellowship 9:30 AM Sunday School 9:45 AM Youth Group 6:00 PM Handicapped Accessible Nursery Provided 9:00 AM “First Church on the Air” – KCOB

New Life Community Church of the Nazarene 605 W. 8th St. N., P.O. Box 1021, Rev. Lauris Meek, Sunday School 9:30 am, Morning Worship 10:30 am, Sunday Evening 6:00 pm, Wed. Children’s Night & TNT (Teen) 7:00 pm, Junior quizzing 7:00 pm, Thurs. Youth 7:00 pm , Thurs. Bible Study & Prayer 7:00 pm, Fellowship Hall. Nursery for all services. Parsonage 792-6171 or Church 792-5363. Newton Church of The Way 2306 S. 3rd Ave E., 792-7300 Pastor Steve Heerema. Sunday Morning: 7:45 Classic; 9:00 and 10:30 Ignite, Nursery during both Ignite Services (for newborn through 2 years old). Journey 252 Children’s Ministry 10:30am (for children 3 years through 6th Grade) The Way Café 8:30 to 10:30am, 5:00-7:00pm Prayer of Blessing, Wednesday 6:30 – 8:30pm Route 146 Youth, Saturday Nite Ignite 7:00-8:00pm Everyone Welcome! Other various group studies and classes are offered. Check out our Facebook page, our weekly bulletin on our website, or call/email the office for more information. Email: Web: Our Savior Lutheran Missouri Synod 1900 N. 4th Ave. E., Rev. John M. Moore, Pastor, Sunday Worship 9:00 am; Adult Bible Study Sundays 10:30 am; Sunday School Kingdom Quest 10:30 am; High School Youth Group Sunday 10:30 am & Wednesdays 7:00 pm; www.oursavlutheran. com (641( 792-1084.

First Baptist Church (Newton) 620 S. 8th Ave. E., phone: and on facebook. Pastor Aaron Loree, Family Education Time 9:00a.m., Powerkidz infants - 5th grade 9:00 a.m.; Sunday School for teens 9:00a.m.; Worship Service 10:15a.m. Men’s group meets on the first Sat. of every month at 7:30am. First Baptist 810 S. Commerce, Monroe, Senior Pastor Shank, Youth Pastor Jason Burns. 9:30 am Sun. School, 10:30 am Worship, 6:00 p Evening service, 6 p.m. Christians in Action grades 6-12, Wed. Awana at 6:15 p.m. during school year, Wed. Bible Study & Prayer 8:15 pm during school year & 8 p.m. during summer.

Newton Christian Reformed Church 511 S. 5th Ave. E., Aaron Gunsaulus, Pastor, 9:30 am Morning worship, 10:50 am Church school, 6:00 pm Sunday Evening worship.

Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church 151 60th Ave, Prairie City Rev. Medea Saunders Sunday 9:30 a.m. Worship Service;10:30 a.m. Sunday School 515-994-2354

Heart of Worship 14283 Hwy F62, Lynnville Pastor Tom Pool, Worship: 9 a.m., Children’s Church: 9:45 a.m. Fellowship: 10:15 a.m., Sunday School: 10:45 a.m. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, ELCA 1409 S. 8th Ave. E., Pastor Ken Ahntholz, 9:00 am Sunday School; 10:15 am Worship, easy access - no steps. Hope Assembly of God 126 W. State St., Colfax, Sunday school 10 am, Worship service 11 am, Sunday Evening Prayer Service 6:30 pm. 641-674-3700. Howard Street Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Rev. Tom Burns, pastor. 10:30 am Morning worship. Sunday school 9-10am all ages; K-5 Wed after school; Jr. High & High School 7-8pm; Howard and Locust Colfax. Immaculate Conception Catholic Church 305 E. Howard St., Colfax, 515674-3711; Decaon Joe Dvorak; 11:00am Sunday Mass, 9:00am Wednesday Communion Service; Immanuel Baptist (GARB) 1300 N. 4th Ave. E., Ken Van Loon, Pastor, 9:30 am Sunday school, 10:45 am Worship, 6:00 pm Worship, Wed 6:30-8:00 pm Youth, 6:30 pm Wednesday Awana Clubs (during school year), 7:00 pm Wednesday Prayer Fellowship. Call 792-4470. Ira United Church Karen Fausch, pastor, 9:00 am Worship, 10:15 am Sunday School.

Metz Community 3253 W. 62nd St. S., Newton, 791-9568, Pastor David Rex; Sunday School 9:00 am. 10:10 am service. Mingo United Methodist 202 W. Main, Mingo, Rev. Kurt DeVance, 515-339-8819; Children’s Sunday School - 9:30 am and Adult Sunday School - 9:45 am. Church time is 10:45 am. Monroe Presbyterian Church 115 So. Main, Monroe, Rev. Ann Johnson, Sonlight Service 8:00 am; 9:00 am church school, 10:00 am Traditional Worship, communion on 1st Sunday of month, 6:00 pm Session Committees 2nd Sunday of month, 7:00 pm Session Meeting 2nd Sunday of month. Monroe United Methodist 407 N. Monroe St., Monroe, 641259-2822; Pastor Stephen Taylor; Jubilee Service 8:15 am; Sunday School 9:00 am; Worship 10:15 am; Office Hours: Mon. Thurs. 8-Noon; New Life Baptist Church 124 E. Howard St., Colfax, 515-674-3103, Sunday School 9:45 am, Worship Service 10:45, Evening Service 6 pm, midweek service 7 pm Wednesdays. Independent Fundamental Baptist Church. Newton Baptist Temple (A Fundamental Independent Church) 621 E. 12th St. N., Ross McIntyre, pastor. 10:00 am Sunday School, 11:00 am Worship, Wednesday and Sunday 6:00 pm Worship, Bus transportation available, 6:00 pm Wednesday Bible study.

Pleasantview United Methodist 8454 S. 28th Ave. E., Newton, Pastor Tim Morgan; 9:00 am worship; 10:15 am Sunday School. Prairie City Church of the Brethren 12015 Hwy S 6G, Corner of S 6G & F70 W, 5 miles south of Prairie City on S6G, 515-9942940; Mon., Tues., Thurs. & Fri. 8:15-11:15 am; Pastor Timothy Peter; Sunday: 9:30am Sunday School; 10:45am Worship Service/Children’s Church; Nursery provided. Prairie City First Reformed Church 300 E. 5th St., P. O. Box 178, 515-994-2250, frcprairiecity@; 9:30 am Worship, 10:50 am Sunday School. Prairie City United Methodist Church 706 W. McMurray, Prairie City Rev. Medea Saunders Sunday 8:45 a.m. Sunday School for all ages. Office hours 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. M-TH 515-994-2354 Rock Creek Hickory Grove Church 3 1/2 miles north of Rock Creek Lake, 9:15 am fellowship, 9:30 am Sunday School, 10:30 am worship. Reasnor United Methodist Rev. Randall McNeer, Worship 8:45am. Communion first Sunday of each month. Sacred Heart Catholic Church 1115 S. 8th Ave. E., Rev. William Reynolds, pastor, Saturday: 5:30 pm Mass, Sunday: 9:00 am Mass.

Salvation Army 301 N. 2nd Ave. E., Captains Jeff and Mikey Carter, Sunday - 9:45 am Sunday school, 10:45 am Worship. Seventh Day Adventist 1409 S. 8th Ave E., Newton Pastor Joshua Plhocky Saturday Services 9:00 am; Worship 11 am Sabbath school, Prayer Meeting Thursday Eve at 7:00 pm Solid Rock Church 115 Main St., Reasnor; Pastor John Hlad 641-842-2440; Sunday Bible study all ages 9:30 a.m.; 10:30 a.m. worship; Wednesday Bible study all ages 7 p.m. St. Aidan’s Anglican Church 4900 Meredith Dr., (NW 46th Ave.), Des Moines, The Bishop L.W. Faulk, 9:10 am Morning prayer, 9:30 am Holy communion. St. Luke United Methodist 501 E. 19th St. N., Pastor Rev. Audrey Young, 8:00 am worship followed by Coffee time. 9:15 am Sunday School for all ages, including two adult classes. 10:30 am Worship followed by Coffeetime. 641-792-5736 St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church 5 mi. west of Sully, Pastor Nancy J. Pick, Worship 9:30 am; Adult Forum 10:15 am; Women of the ELCA meet 1:30 pm on the 2nd Wednesday of the month; Church Council meets 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7 pm.; Contact Parish office 641-798-4651. St. Stephen’s Episcopal 223 E. 4th St. N., Newton, ph. 792-6971. Rev. John Thorpe, Rector, Rev. Merle Smith, Deacon; Sunday 8:00 am Holy Eucharist & 10:00 am Holy Eucharist; Mon. - Thurs. 7:30 am Morning Prayer; Wed. 5:00 pm Evening Prayer. Saturday Evening Worship Service 5:30 p.m. Sully Community Church Pastor Jerry Morningstar, 9:30 am Sunday school, 10:30 am Worship, 5:00 pm Quiz team practice; 6:00 pm Worship, Thursday night adults, youth 7:00 pm. Sully Christian Reformed Pastor Brian Ochsner. 9:30 am Morning worship, 6:00 pm Evening worship, 10:45 am Sunday School. 9:30 am Tues. Coffee Break for women, Nursery and preschool classes provided. 7:15 pm Wed - Gems, Cadets and High School Youth, Prayer for Country - everyone welcome. 8 Bible studies call 594-4440. Sully First Reformed Church Rev. Wayne Sneller, senior pastor, Diana Scandridge, Youth & Education Director. 9:30 am Worship, 11:00 am Sunday school, 6:00 pm Worship; Thursday Night Family Night 7:00 pm Sept. - March. United Pentecostal 813 E. 7th St. N., Rev. Robert A. Shaw, pastor, 10:00 am Sunday Worship, 6:00 pm Sunday Worship, Prayer and Bible study Tuesday 6:30, Super & Youth Church Wednesday starts 7:00-8:00. United Presbyterian 209 N. 2nd Ave. E., Rev. Donald Freeman, 9:30 am Sunday School, 10:30 - 11:30 am worship service (broadcasted live on KCOB radio); 11:30 am Fellowship; Wednesday choir rehearsal 6:00 p.m.; Nursery provided on Sundays. Westfield Community Church 4164 20th St., Grinnell, Pastor Jann Braaksma, Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; Sunday 10:30 a.m. Worship; Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. Youth Group; Wittemberg Church Rt. 1, Newton, pastor Rev. Roger K. Swanson 10:15 am Worship.

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Public Notices NOTICE OF FORFEITURE OF REAL ESTATE CONTRACT TO: Mr. Cameron Wickliff 512 1st Avenue NE Newton, Iowa 50208 Parties in Possession 512 1st Avenue NE Newton, Iowa 50208 You and each of you are hereby notified: (1) The written contract dated the 1st day of August, 2011, and executed by TAX 227, as vendor, and Cameron Wickliff, as vendee, recorded August 22, 2011, as file No. 2011-00004470, in the office of the Jasper County, Iowa, Recorder, and assigned to Iowa Property Receiver, LLC, by Assignment of Real Estate Contract dated November 15, 2013, and recorded January 2, 2014, as file No. 2014-00000019, in the office of the Jasper County, Iowa, Recorder, for the sale of the following described real estate: The East 57 feet in equal width of Lot 3 in Block 1 in Hartzell's Addition to the town (now city) of Newton, Jasper County, Iowa, as shown in the plat recorded in Book 2, at page 29, of the records in the office of the County Recorder of Jasper County, Iowa and outlot “D” in Hartzell's Addition to the City of Newton, Jasper County, Iowa, as shown in the Plat recorded in Plat Book B, at page 258, of the records in the office of the County Recorder of Jasper County, Iowa. has not been complied with in the following particulars: (a) Payment of the balance of the purchase price, per real estate contract in the amount of: $5,258.49 Total $5,258.49 (2) The contract shall stand forfeited unless the parties in default, within 30 days after the completed service of this notice, 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. Iowa Property Receiver, LLC Assignee By James G. Rowe, Attorney ICIS PIN NO: AT0006833 Address: 300 West Marion, P.O. Box 256, Corydon, IA 50060 NOTE: If the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. §§ 1692 et seq., applies to this communication, attach Form No. 172, Notice of Validation of Debt. March 14, 21, and 28 City of Newton Informational Meetings For the Inflow and Infiltration (I & I) Program The City of Newton I & I Program was established in 2011 to prevent sanitary sewer back-ups and bypasses by eliminating storm water and groundwater from entering the sanitary sewer system. All City of Newton sanitary sewer customers are participants in the program and may get reimbursed up to a certain dollar amount for approved, qualified work. City of Newton sanitary sewer customers are invited to attend one of the following informational meetings held at the DMACC Auditorium at 600 N. 2nd Ave. W. to learn more about the program. 2 pm Monday March 31st 7 pm Tuesday April 1st 7 pm Wednesday April 23rd March 28 & 31 and April 1


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6-12 At-Risk Teacher (One Year Position):

The Lynnville-Sully Community School District seeks a 6-12 At-Risk Teacher for the 2014-2015 school year (one year position). The current at-risk teacher will be on a leave of absence during the 2014-2015 school year. Candidates must hold a teaching certificate in secondary education. The At-Risk teacher will support the work of 6-12 students in the school district’s Learning Center. Start Date: August 20, 2014. End Date: May 22, 2015. Application deadline: April 17, 2014. Send a letter of interest, resume, copy of teaching certification, 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: Electronic materials may be directed to:



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Director of Nursing Seeking RN to lead nursing department for Skilled Nursing Facility with a Secured Dementia Unit Long Term Care Experience Required Management Experience Preferred Please send resume to: Attn: Eric Olson, Administrator Careage of Newton 2130 West 18th Street South Newton, IA 50208 (641)-791-1127 (641)-791-7147

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 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 (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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Though most people appreciate gestures of respect, they tend to put the highest value on those that are commensurate with what has been earned. Too much deference makes even a very powerful person suspicious, while not enough causes obvious irritation. The dynamics lining up between Venus, Mars and Jupiter bring awareness to such things. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (March 28). The day you’ve been looking forward to finally comes in April, and you’ll savor every moment. The completion of a May project will bring pleasing though unexpected results. Stick with your plan in June, when temptations will abound. Your true love gets sentimental in July. Whimsical fun will be the beginning of a quest. Sagittarius and Taurus people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 40, 1, 22, 38 and 5. ARIES (March 21-April 19). If you do what you say you’re going to do and consistently uphold your own rules, you will

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By Ty Rushing Daily News Staff Writer Three years ago, Jennifer Springer, a second-grade special education teacher at Berg Elementary School, had a simple idea: she wanted to teach kids how to interact with people with disabilities. Now her simple idea has grown significantly. She and Miranda Bratland, a fellow Berg special education teacher, have designed a nearly twoweek long unit that involves all Berg second graders. During this time, they teach them what it’s like to have disability, how to properly interact with a person who may have a disability, bring in guest speakers and conduct a number of activities. “We are both really passionate about spreading awareness to kids about people with disabilities,” Jennifer said. “Both of us have seen firsthand how people with disabilities are treated by both kids and adults and we’ve come to realize it’s a lack of knowledge that causes a lot of this.” The unit included seven minilessons total and the guest speakers included former students of theirs, Tobias Prime, the son of fellow Berg teacher Amy Prime, a middle school student with Tourette Syndrome, a local adult with a disability, and Miranda’s son, Ethan. “Ethan has Down Syndrome,” Miranda explained. “And during our unit, March 5 was ‘Spread the Word to End the Word,’ so I did a presentation about not using the “R” word. Then I showed (them) a slide and said ‘Let me tell you why this is so important to me. Meet Ethan Bratland. Ethan is a son, a brother and an all around cool kid.’” Miranda said by being able to put

Newton Schools Lunch Menu March 31 - April 4 Monday: Cheeseburger, baked fries, baby carrots and raisins. Tuesday: Grilled chicken patty, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, mixed fruit cup and a homemade roll. Wednesday: Ravioli, spinach salad with tomato, pears and garlic bread. Thursday: Beef and bean nachos with salsa, cheese and chips, mixed romaine salad, a banana and a raspberry churro. Friday: Fish shapes, macaroni and cheese, fresh veggies with dip and apple slices. Newton Schools Breakfast Menu Monday: Cereal, toast, 100% juice and milk. Tuesday: Breakfast wrap, Trix yogurt, 100% juice and milk. Wednesday: Granola bar, cheese stick, 100% juice and milk. Thursday: Bacon, egg and cheese on a croissant, 100% juice and milk. Friday: Strawberry pancakes, Trix yogurt, 100% juice and milk.

Submitted Photo Tobias Prime (far left, standing), served as a special guest speaker to second-grade students at Berg Elementary School. Tobias was one of five guest speakers invited to help the students learn more about people with disabilities. The unit was led by Berg teachers Jennifer Springer (center, standing) and Miranda Bratland (far right, standing).

a face on the subject, it made the kids realize how hurtful using the “R” word can be. “Anybody who meets Ethan instantly loves him,” Miranda said. “I promised them that I would bring him in as one of our guests and that is what we did on the last day. Ethan came in and I was able to share with them, what Ethan’s really great at, what he has a hard time with and show them a video of him doing his therapy — he does physical therapy and occupational speech therapy — to show them how we are working with him to be the best person he can be despite having a disability.” This year was the first year Ethan was involved with the project and Jennifer knows that he made an impact. “We just really feel aren’t thinking about the fact they are offending a person or a group of people when they use that word,” Jennifer said. “I think it really helped the kids to have

Newton Community School District March 31 - April 4 Monday: TBD, varsity debate contest at University of Northern Iowa; 3 to 5:30 p.m., Girl Scouts at Woodrow Wilson Elementary; 6 p.m., Boy Scouts at Woodrow Wilson Elementary; 6:30 p.m., Boy Scouts at Aurora Heights Elementary. Tuesday: 3 p.m., NHS Career Fair meeting at the Newton Senior High School auditorium; 6 p.m., PTA meeting at Woodrow Wilson Elementary; 7 p.m., Baseball Dugout Club meeting at Newton Senior High School. Wednesday: 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., kindergarten roundup at Berg Elementary; 9:30 a.m., NHS Career Fair meeting at Newton Senior High School; 6:30 p.m., Boy Scouts at Aurora Heights. Thursday: 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., kindergarten roundup at Berg Elementary; 10:30 a.m., senior graduation order delivery and senior class meeting at Newton Senior High School; 4:30 p.m., varsity girls track and field invitation at Boone High School; 4:30 p.m., varsity boys track and field invitational at Southeast Polk High School; 7 p.m., Jasper County concert at Newton Senior High School. Friday: 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., kindergarten roundup at Berg Elementary; 4:30 p.m., Girl Scouts at Thomas Jefferson Elementary; 7 p.m., Cafe at Newton Senior High School. Saturday: 9 a.m., varsity boys soccer tournament at H.A. Lynn Stadium; 7 p.m., Cafe at Newton Senior High School.

a connection and to hear how harmful that is — even if you are talking about a TV show — whatever context you use it in, it’s hurtful.” Berg’s second-grade students take a field trip to Progress Industries annually and both teachers knew this would be a good way to show their students how to properly interact with the “People of Service” at Progress when they arrive and not be afraid to ask them questions. The teachers expressed a lot of gratitude towards the Berg second-grade team for allowing them to expand upon this unit and make sure every student in that grade level participates. “We’ve got an outstanding secondgrade team here that was more than willing to find the right time for us,” Jennifer said. “They absolutely see the value in this and are absolutely supportive, along with our principals, they’re all wonderfully supportive,” Miranda said.

Kids Say... The Newton Daily News recently visited Miranda Bratland and Jennifer Springer classrooms at Berg Elementary and asked the following question:

What would you do if you were President? “Tell everyone to be good and be a nice person and I’d be a nice President and make sure no one’s being bad.”

Drew Bratland Newton

“Play with cars.”

“I would help everybody and help them stay healthy.”

Jack Springer Newton

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