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Submitted Images A northwestern view of the future Jasper County Environmental Education Center, which will be located across from the former county home, is shown above. Jasper County Conservation Director Keri Van Zante said “now is the time” to get this project done. She hopes the walk will inspire citizens to contribute to the project which is estimated to cost $2.9 million.
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By Ty Rushing Daily News Staff Writer Today, citizens of Jasper County can get a preview of what’s to come. The Jasper County Conservation Office will host a “walk and talk” tour on the grounds of its future Environmental Education Center at 5 p.m. The Jasper County Environmental Education Center will be located across from the former county care facility, which is also where the walk will take place. JCC Director Keri Van Zante talked about the project. “In May 2009, we announced our intention to seek a location for a new nature and conservation education center in Jasper County,” she said. “The facility has been a longtime dream of numerous conservation board members dating back 25 years in our board minutes.” Van Zante views the project as not just another county park but as something bigger that will benefit all of Jasper County. “(We hope to) reach more than 20,000 people annually by providing outdoor learning experiences to students of all ages,” she said. “The Center will be a significant tourism attraction and welcome center for Jasper County, as well as a hub for promoting the use of all Jasper County Conservation areas.” In addition to promoting the county, she sees the building as a way to showcase the benefits of a green lifestyle. “Jasper County has defined itself though the production of renewable resources, from wind energy to biodiesel,” Van Zante
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Newton Masonic Lodge honored said. “This education center demonstrates conservation and sustainable design through the use of photovoltaic cells, passive solar energy, geothermal and a living roof.” Van Zante said the conservation board has just started fundraising for the project this summer and spent the last two years working on the design of the building, which boasts some impressive specs. “The Environmental Education Center will be a stateof-the-art facility that will provide an extraordinary location for research, education, and family enjoyment,” she said. “The building is approximately 12,640 square feet and features flexible spaces, including a display area, laboratory, classrooms, storage, kitchen, outdoor viewing platform and offices. The facility will also serve as a community venue, capable of holding events for 400 people utilizing the main and lower levels.”
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There also will be various attractions around the facility, including a sculpture park, amphitheater and community garden. The current estimated cost to complete the project $2.9 million. Van Zante is hoping the walk will inspire donors to be a part of the project. “This project has been discussed for more than 25 years by past and present conservation community leaders. Now is the time,” Van Zante said. Staff writer Ty Rushing may be contacted at (641) 792-3121, ext. 426, or at email@example.com.
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By Daily News Staff The Newton Masonic Lodge No. 59, under the leadership of Worshipful Master Gregory Van Vark, was honored with the Lodge of the Year Award at the 169th Annual Meeting of Iowa Masons in Des Moines on Sept. 20. The Lodge of the Year Award is earned for its commitment and achievements in the areas of membership growth, local community support, and overall lodge organization for the past year. The 20,000 Masons in Iowa are dedicated to the betterment of their families and communities. Membership is open to men age 18 and older. Visit www. grandlodgeofiowa.com to learn more.
U.S. Cellular now providing 4G LTE service in Newton
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One of the essential functions of government not affected by the U.S. government shutdown is the National Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla. Earlier this week, the NSPC issued an alert that severe weather could impact a large portion of Iowa, including Jasper County. Since then, the storm center has not backed down from that forecast. Its latest update should serve as a warning to those who will be participating in Friday night football. “Another round of strong to severe thunderstorms is expected Friday afternoon north of U.S. Highway 30,
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U.S. Cellular, in conjunction with its partner King Street Wireless, has announced residents of Newton now have access to high-speed 4G LTE services. 4G LTE speeds are up to 10 times faster than 3G and similar to a cable Internet connection. This service allows for fast web browsing, smooth video streaming, video chatting and speedy app downloads on compatible devices, such as smartphones, tablets and wireless mo-
By the end of the year, U.S. Cellular expects nearly 90 percent of its customers to have access to 4G LTE speeds. dems. “We’re continuously improving our customer experience, so we’re excited to offer 4G LTE speeds to more customers in Iowa,” said Don Cochran, U.S. Cellular’s
director of sales in Iowa. “4G LTE speeds, along with our growing lineup of 4G LTE devices, will make customers’ lives simpler and easier with quick access to important information and entertainment on their devices.” Currently, 61 percent of U.S. Cellular customers have access to 4G LTE speeds. By the end of the year, the company expects nearly 90 percent to be covered. To learn more about U.S. Cellular’s 4G LTE service, visit http://uscellular.com/4G.
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Payton resigns as chairman of Jasper County Republican Central Committee Patrick H. Payton announced his resignation as chairman of the Jasper County’s Republican Central Committee, effective Tuesday. The announcement came at the committee’s monthly meeting Sept. 23 in Colfax. “I will continue to serve as a member of the Central Committee and will assist Marshall Critchfield, the co-chairman, in making the transition a smooth one,” Payton said. Payton thanked the members of his party for allowing him to serve and discussed the many accomplishments that have been made during his term as county chairman. At the meeting, two senatorial hopefuls, Scott Schaben and Paul Lunde, were guest speakers as well as Nic Pottebaum, field director for the Branstad–Reynolds campaign. Marlys Popma shared her thoughts on her informational booklet titled “Thinking About Running for Office?’’ Steve Scheffler, the National Committeeman for Iowa, spoke, states Republicans needed to be more civil in their discussion of the issues. He also updated the committee about the Republican caucuses on Jan. 24, 2014. The committee decided to continue holding its meetings, in other cities in Jasper County, as well as the county seat of Newton. The next Jasper County Central Committee will be in Baxter.
Recorder’s office releases ATV registration renewal information Current registrations on ATVs, ORMs and snowmobiles expire Dec. 31. The renewal period for off-highway vehicles began Sept. 1. Renewals can be sent to the Jasper County Recorder’s Office, PO Box 665, Newton, IA 50208, or brought to the office between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Bring or send current registration when renewing. The over-the-counter renewal fee for a current ATV, ORV or ORM registration is $17.75. To renew by mail, the fee is $18.75. The over-the-counter renewal fee for current snowmobile registrations is $17.75 plus $17.75 for the user permit. To renew snowmobiles by mail, the fee is $18.75 plus $17.75 for the user permit. Add $5 to the registration fee if the registration is not current. This excludes the user permit. If renewing by mail, include a daytime phone number.
SCORE hosting free small business workshop Service Corps of Retired Executives, counselors to America’s small businesses, will offer free small business workshops from 5:45 to 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, and Wednesday, Oct. 9, in the Newton Development Conference Room at the DMACC Newton Campus for those interested in starting or improving a business. The sessions will cover business plans, marketing, banking, taxes, insurance, legal issues, accounting and personal factors. Call (641) 787-8210 for reservations by 8 a.m. Monday.
‘Tomás and the Library Lady’ at Des Moines Temple Theater Special to the Daily News DES MOINES — Des Moines Performing Arts, in conjunction with the Wonder of Words Festival, will present “Tomás and the Library Lady” for family audiences at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Des Moines Temple Theater. Tickets to “Tomás and the Library Lady” are $5 and can be purchased at the Civic Center ticket office, all Ticketmaster locations, charge-by-phone at (800) 745-3000 and online at www.desmoinesperformingarts. org.
Tomás loves stories. Grandfather tells them every night during the summer when the family leaves Texas to pick crops in Iowa. Soon Tomás knows all the stories by heart. A chance encounter brings him to the local library where he meets the “library lady” who encourages his love of reading. His delight in books is equaled by his pride in teaching the librarian Spanish, trading knowledge and respect between generations and cultures. Tomás develops great pride in becoming his family’s new storyteller. Based on the true story of Mexican-American author and
Looking Back in Newton’s History of his 50-year printing career ... A front-page item noted that not one employee at the Maytag Company’s Hampton Compiled by the Newton plant has missed work on Historic Preservation account of injury on the Commission job during the past decade. At a special called 50 Years Ago meeting at the plant This Week Board Chairman George Sept. 29-Oct. 5, 1963 M. Umbreit commended The retirement of the Hampton employees News Printing Company for their cooperation in Foreman Harold “Hank” setting this new safety Hankins was announced record ... on Oct. 1. Hankins Karen Altemeier was started with the com- crowned Newton Homepany in 1917-20 then re- coming queen during a turned to work in New- pep assembly Oct. 4 at ton in September 1937. the Senior High School Daily News Publisher auditorium. Other canE.K. Shaw presented the didates were Paula Brelongtime employee with dimus, Florette Mulan inscribed gold wrist- brook, Rae Jean McCue, watch in commendation and Judy Robson. All of
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educator Tomás Rivera, a child of migrant workers who grew up to be an author and the first minority Chancellor in the University of California system, this inspirational story suggests what reading — and self-respect — can make possible. The show is recommended for children ages 4 and older. Running time is one hour. The Wonder of Words Festival is co-produced by the Downtown Community Alliance and the Des Moines Public Library. It runs Nov. 2 through 10. For more information, visit http:// wonderofwordsfest.com/.
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the girls are seniors. 25 Years Ago This Week Sept. 29-Oct. 5, 1988 On Sept. 29, Maytag Chairperson and CEO Daniel J. Krumm announced that the Maytag Corporation is seeking buyers for Jenn Industries Inc., located in Indianapolis, Ind., and Magic Chef Air Conditioning Co., in Bellevue, Ohio. “These are good operations, but the products they manufacture do not serve markets that are significant to Maytag Corporation nor do they contribute substantially to our earnings,” Krumm said ... Answers to Medicare questions will be available free of charge every
Tuesday, starting Oct. 4, at Skiff Medical Center, Mildred Caldwell, president of the SMC Auxiliary, the sponsoring organization, announced. Auxiliary volunteers Gerry Castonguay and Joyce Boles have been specially trained in this area, Caldwell said. A free blood pressure check was also offered at this time ... Three Newton employees represented the city at the annual conference of the Water Pollution Federation Oct. 5 in Dallas, Tex. Attending the conference were Scott Hindman, assistant superintendent of the Newton Water Pollution Control plant, Gordon Brand, and Paul Vanous, operator of the plant.
Jasper County Pheasants Forever 28th Annual Banquet
Saturday, October 5, 2013 Newton Location Moose Lodge 2233 S. 24th Ave. W.
Doors Open at 5:30PM Please reserve tickets in advance
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Newton Community Theatre Presents
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October 24, 2013 (Thursday)
October 4,5,10,11 & 12 at 7:30pm October 6th at 2:00pm Tickets: $12 for adults $10 for youth
The following shops will be visited: The Quilted Forest, Forest City, IA Calico Hutch Quilt Shop, Hayward, MN Firefly Quilt Shop & River City Quilts, Mankato, MN Prairie Quilting, Windom, MN Crafty Corner, Worthington, MN Old Alley Quilt Shop, Sherburn, MN Janie Haunsperger
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Dorothy Mae Pigg Sept. 29, 2013 Dorothy Mae Pigg, 84, of Colfax died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, at
Newton Health Care in Newton. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at the Howard Street Christian Church in Colfax. The family will greet
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friends following the service at a coffee time in the church fellowship hall. Condolences may be left for the family at www.coburnfuneralhomes.com.
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Jason Winchell and Ashley Drake of Newton announce the birth of their daughter, Karly Ann Winchell, on Sept. 27 at Skiff Medical Center in Newton. She has three siblings, Aaron Winchell, 23; Tristan Drake, 7; and Joshua Drake, 5. Grandparents are Roni Drake and Chad Schrouder. Great-grandparents are Mary and John Diedrich.
David and Abby Karsten of St. Louis, Mo., announce the birth of their daughter, Estelle Grace Karsten, on Sept. 23, 2013. She weighed 6 pounds, 13.5 ounces, and was 20 inches in length. Grandparents are Terry and Debbie Karsten of Newton and Dan and Debbie Doriani of St. Louis, Mo.
2014 animal licenses available at NPD The Newton Police Department has 2014 dog, cat and Sus scrofa domesticus (potbellied pigs) tags for sale. Pet owners are being reminded that 2014 animal licenses must be purchased by March 31, 2014, to avoid a late fee of $20. Licenses are available at the police
department from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The license fee for altered animals is $15. The license fee for unaltered animals is $25. Pet owners can receive a civil penalty fine of up to $150.00 for not having their pet licensed. Residents need to bring proof of current ra-
bies vaccinations for their pets when purchasing the license. The Newton Police Department does not accept debit or credit cards and are only is able to accept cash or checks at this time. Bike licenses are also available for $2 and are good until the bike is no longer operable.
Former Newton man receives 2013 Iowa Author Award Special to the Daily News The Des Moines Public Library Foundation has announced Charles A. Murray — who grew up in Newton graduated from Newton Senior High School — is among the recipients of the 2013 Iowa Author Awards and the Friends of Literacy Award. The Iowa Author Awards are given to contemporary authors with strong ties to Iowa and nationally recognized reputations. Past recipients include Dayton Duncan, James Autry, John Stauffer, James McPherson, Frank Conroy and Jane Smiley. The awards will be presented on Friday at the Temple for Performing Arts during a special dinner celebration from 6 to 9 p.m. Des Moines native Dan Hunter will serve as the master of ceremonies. A playwright, singer and songwriter, Hunter is also well-known for his work in arts advocacy and as a political strategist. Appointed director of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs by Gov. Vilsack, Hunter is now a resident of Boston, where he served as executive director of the Massachusetts Advocates for the Arts, Sciences and Humanities. Currently, Hunter is a principal in the political strategy and consulting firm of Hunter Higgs LLC. Proceeds from the event will benefit the programs, services, and collections of the Des Moines Public Library. Tickets are $150 per person. For reservations or additional information, contact the Des Moines
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Public Library Foundation at (515) 248-6402 or email@example.com. Three authors to be honored Murray will be honored as the 2013 Iowa Author. Called by the New York Times an “influential conservative scholar and provocateur,” Murray is known for his penetrating and controversial examinations of American society. His seminal work, “Losing Ground: American Social Policy 1950-1980,” is widely credited with shaping the debate surrounding U.S. welfare reform in the 1990s. Murray has continued to write extensively on American society. In 2012, “Coming Apart: The State of America 19602010” was published, and Murray has just written a new book on American Exceptionalism targeted at college students. Murray, who grew up and graduated from high school in Newton, holds a bachelor of arts degree in history from Harvard University and a doctorate in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has served in the Peace Corps and is the recipient of many honors and awards. In 1990, Murray became a Fellow of the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C., where he is currently the W.H. Brady Scholar. Kelly D. Norris will be honored as the 2013 Special Interest Iowa Author and Wendy Delsol as the 2013 Children and Young Adult Iowa Author. Douglas and Deborah West have been named the 2013 Friends of Literacy.
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Newton Police Department • Logan E. Harlow, 24, of Newton was charged with assault after officers were dispatched at 9:35 a.m. Sunday to 501 N. Second Ave. W. on a report of an assault. Harlow had recently been evicted from his apartment and wanted to retrieve some items. When the victim wouldn’t let him in, Harlow picked up two apples and threw them at the victim. The victim had to duck to avoid the apples. Harlow was released to appear in court. • Gerald L. Neal Jr., 39, of Montezuma was charged with fifth-degree theft and possession of a controlled substance after officers were dispatched at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 25 to Walmart on a report of a theft. Loss prevention employees attempted to stop Neal as he left Walmart, but he walked to Arby’s. Officers located him there, where he consented to a search. Officers determined the pants he was wearing were stolen and also found .5 gram of methamphetamine. He was taken to jail. • Caleb Schwabe, 20, of Newton was arrested on an active warrant out of Montgomery County for burglary after he was located at 12:41 p.m. Tuesday at 106 N. 15th Ave. W. He was taken to jail. • Jaidenn R. Sheridan, 16, and Riley J. Versteegh, 16, both of Newton, were charged with fifth-degree theft after officers were dispatched at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday to Walmart on a report of a theft. Loss prevention employees saw the two conceal $35.25 in cosmetic products in a purse. • Jacob T. Whalen, 27, and Kimberly S. Woody, 27, both of Newton, were charged with violating a no-contact order when officers saw the two make contact at 3:53 p.m. Monday at Skiff. Woody walked out of Skiff and got into a vehicle driven by Whalen. They were both taken to jail. A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. It is the policy of the Newton Daily News to release the names of individuals charged with a crime who are 16 and older.
Hospital treating four for West Nile virus SIOUX CITY (AP) — A Mercy Medical CenterSioux City official says it’s treating four people for neuroinvasive disease stemming from a West Nile virus infection. The virus is carried by mosquitoes and infects the brain and spinal cord. It can cause brain damage, paralysis and death. Bertha Ayi is medical director of Global Infectious Disease Services at Mercy, and she told the Sioux City
Journal that Mercy has seen six patients from Sioux City between the ages of 40 and 80 test positive for the virus this year. One patient died. The Iowa Public Health Department says 26 human cases of West Nile virus have been reported in Iowa so far this year. Ayi is urging the people to protect themselves by wearing insect repellent outdoors and avoiding mosquito-infested areas though November.
For Friday Alcoholics Anonymous Noon at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Penny Bingo 1 to 3:30 p.m. at Jasper County Senior Citizens Center Narcotics Anonymous 7 p.m. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church TOPS Iowa 927 Newton 9 a.m. at St. Luke United Methodist Church
Elderly Nutrition For reservations or information about congregate and home-delivered meals, call (641) 792-7102 or (866) 942-7102 toll-free. Friday Liver and onions, O’Brien potatoes, three bean salad, chilled apricots, bread, 1⁄2 banana and skim milk Monday Barbecue pork chop, carrots, broccoli, fresh orange, bread, fruit cocktail and skim milk
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Two men charged in slaying M A R S H A LL TOWN (AP) — Two men have been charged in the slaying of a man in Marshalltown. Online court records say 30-yearold Jeremy Gartin is charged with firstdegree murder and carrying a concealed weapon. Fifty-fiveyear-old Max Nelson Jr. is charged with theft, abuse of a corpse and being an accessory. Police Chief Mike Tupper says the slain man hasn’t been positively identified. NewtoN
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Four fun October activities for you With the arrival of October, we are ever so reminding of the nearing winter and how much more we could have done during the delightful summer. I’m not sure about you, but fall is my By Kate Malott favorite h o l i d a y Daily News Staff Writer because of the weather and the changing environment. This month, if you get the opportunity, here are a variety of activities you can do to get into the lovely fall spirit. Seasonal Cooking Whether it’s pumpkin bread or apple cookies, everyone enjoys a treat now and then and what better time to experiment with pumpkin and apple. There are endless options when it comes to cooking with pumpkin and apple, but no matter what you try, you can’t go wrong with the spice of the season. Make some treats for your neighbors, co-workers or family and to make it even more fall like, add a little decor. It’s a great way to liven up someone’s day. Pumpking Carving It doesn’t matter how old you are, you’re never too old to carve a pumpkin with a loved one. You start out with a pumpkin and a knife, and then you make a fantastic mess and let your creative side show. Whether it’s with your husband, grandaughter or a group of friends, carving pumpkins can be an event if you add treats like cider and snacks. This is a fairly inexpensive activity too. Don’t forget the newspaper. Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad Just an hour to the northwest of Newton is a wonder opportunity to experience the beauty of fall. The Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad and Museum offers multiple types of rides and one wonderful view of rolling hills and river valleys. There are a variety of ride lengths, prices and views to consider, but one of my favorite is the picnic train because you can bring your own meal with you. If you want inexpensive, go with the basic ride because it will not disappoint, but if you’re willing to splurge, then the dinner train is absolutely the way to go. Legends State Park Another place in the same general vicinity of Boone is quaint and colorful Legends State Park. The park is carved by a large sandstone gorge that provides a variety of hiking experiences, but nothing extreme. In fact, the trails are not intensive. You can have lunch with your family in the valley bottom and enjoy the scenery, or you can climb to the top to concur an excellent river view. Another bonus to this stop is that it’s free. One of my most beloved memories while at Iowa State was a autumn afternoon at Legends because of the remarable colors, views and other happy people enjoying the great outdoors.
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Thursday, October 3, 2013
Love tastes like freezer burn For the last year the most heinous of all wedding anniversary traditions has rested dormant in the back of our freezer next to frozen stir fry and chili. This sugary concoction of confectionary has been locked in solitary confinement in the cramped confines of a white cardBy Will E Sanders board box that Creators Syndicate takes up more than a quarter of our freezer space. This sugary, diabetic-shock-inducing dessert has been the sole reason why our freezer never seems to have enough space for extra bags of pizza rolls. Contained within this special box was the top tier of our wedding cake. The two-leveled cake was strawberry with white floral icing and edible beads just edible enough not to be considered a choking hazard to small children (and grown adults). And we both planned on eating some of it. After one year of marriage there is only one downside as far as I am concerned — now I have to remember another day of the year. Memory is not my strong suit. Being forgetful, specifically as it relates to important dates that need remembering, that’s my strong suit. I excel spectacularly in
the field of; wait, what was I talking about again? There are several wedding anniversary traditions that don’t make a lick of sense to me. Usually I am a huge fan of seemingly pointless traditions, especially a tradition for tradition’s sake. Traditions don’t actually mean anything, and most of them are illogical. Every year we actually believe a dirty rodent in Pennsylvania can predict the weather with more accuracy than the moronic morning meteorologist on television. So I stuck with tradition and turned to the wedding anniversary gift chart. The first year of marriage is a paper present. Paper. What am I suppose to do? Buy Christine a legal notebook and a pack of paper plates and say, “Happy first anniversary!” I don’t think it works like that. Or worse, just give her a hundred bucks. “But honey, it is made of paper. Can’t you see I’m trying to stick with tradition here?” But by far the worst, most illogical marital tradition has got to be eating a piece of your wedding cake on your first anniversary. Let’s look at this on a purely nutritional and, more importantly, biological level here: Attempting to digest year-old cake is not a smart activity to engage in. In the course of my daily endeavors, I try to avoid eating food that has celebrated at least one birthday.
Extracting the cake box from the freezer created an avalanche of frozen food. Light items, like a bag of frozen peas, fell harmlessly to the floor, while heavier items, like cylinder canisters of frozen juice concentrate, fell directly on my unprotected toes. Once the frozen food ceased attacking me, we delicately transported the cake box to the counter and, with the grace of someone handling unstable uranium rods, opened the box cautiously. A dense and dramatic amount of ice vapor rolled out of the box’s top like dry ice. We tried using a knife to cut the cake, which was practically frozen solid. When that didn’t work we chiseled away at the cake like it was a granite block. After several tries we had managed to carve out a piece of the cake. So we tried eating one-year-old, completely frozen cake because that’s what tradition dictates, right? Why else perform foolish activities, such as purposefully ingesting old food and tempting fate with a wicked case of severe food poisoning? Who knew that love tasted so much like freezer burn? When the time came to discuss the cake’s future we were sad to make a decision. In the end we decided to save a small scrap of cake in the freezer for next year when we felt like taking a stroll down sentimental street — and the next time we wanted to experience a severe case of heartburn.
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‘The Dixie Swim Club’ to open at NCT By Terry & Rachel Faidley Special to the Daily News “The faster we swim, the sooner we win” is the rallying cry of the five champion teammates of a Georgia college swim team. The curtain opens on the former teammates gathering at their summer weekend retreat on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Still the team leader at age 44, Sheree, played by Skye Westendorf , is the organized and efficient captain, planning their annual weekends to the hilt. Dinah, played by Stephanie Moran, is the career driven, hard hitting (and drinking) attorney. Lexi, realized by Andrea Smith, is a chronic divorcee, completely absorbed in her own self image. Vernadette, played by Julie Schaeffer, is best described by a teammate as, “Your life is just one endless country song.” Completing the team we meet, Jeri Neal, brought to the stage by Amy Prime, as a nun who at age 44 is turning over a new leaf. “The Dixie Swim Club” lets us glimpse the women as they meet annually to share their trials and tribulations, joys and sorrows. The dynamics of their relationships begun in the
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college pool continue as they age and their lives grow more complex. The drama of their lives is interspersed between well-delivered, comedic, laugh-out-loud punch lines. Particularly touching are the poignant moments of deep friendship. The set securely places you in a beach cottage. You can almost smell the salt air and hear the surf as a breeze gently blows the curtains. Clearly much attention was given to detail in the set design and use of props. The directors, John Dougan and
Scott Schaeffer, have cleverly crafted the chemistry one expects of women with a deep history. “The Dixie Swim Club” open this Friday. Performances begin at 7:30 on Oct. 4, 5, 10, 11 and 12 and a matinee at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6. Be sure to bring your funny bone and your thinking cap to this entertaining offering by the Newton Community Theatre. Tickets are $12 for general admission and $10 for youth. Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office at (641) 792-1230.
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Halferty completes 104th session of National Sheriffs’ Institute Special to the Daily News Jasper County Sheriff John R. Halferty participated in the 104th session of the National Sheriffs’ Institute on Sept. 8-14 in Aurora, Colo. The NSI is the only national executive development program designed for sheriffs. This no-cost program is co-sponsored by the National Institute of Corrections and the National Sheriffs’ Association. Halferty joined 26 other sheriffs from across the country for training on contemporary challenges facing America’s sheriffs today. In light of those challenges, the sheriffs explored the role of the local sheriff in providing effective leadership for the public good in such areas as public safety, criminal justice system policy, community relations and organization effectiveness and efficiency.
“Sheriff Halferty is a leader with vision for the Jasper County Sheriff ’s Office,” said Fred G. Wilson, NSA director of operations. “It is an honor to have Sheriff Halferty join the more than 2,500 graduates of the NSI since 1973.” The NIC is a division of the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons. It is the primary federal source of technical assistance, training, and information services for state and local corrections. NIC provides a wide variety of services to the nation’s jails, most of which are the responsibility of sheriffs. The NSA is a nonprofit professional association located in Alexandria, Va. NSA represents the nearly 3,100 elected sheriffs across the nation and has more than 18,000 members, including law enforcement professionals, state and federal government employees, concerned citizens, students, and others. Since
Continued from Page 1A then across the entire area Friday night,” the statement reads. “Golf ball-sized hail and 65 mph winds will be the primary threats. There is the potential for a few tornadoes, especially over North-Central Iowa, Friday afternoon and across Central Iowa late Friday afternoon and evening.” Storms began impacting Jasper County this morning, producing brief periods of heavy rain and wind. As of press time, those storms were expected to taper off by midafternoon. Storm spotter activation is anticipated for Friday afternoon and evening in Jasper County. All Jasper County-area high school football teams, regardless of whether they are playing at home or on the road, will be in the NSPC’s warned area. The storms are expected to impact Ames, where Iowa State University will play against the University of Texas tomorrow night, as well. Daily News Editor Bob Eschliman may be contacted at (641) 792-3121, ext. 423, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Iowa senator quits after report on Bachmann money IOWA CITY (AP) — An Iowa state senator resigned Wednesday after a special investigator found it likely he violated ethics rules by taking money from political entities connected to former presidential candidate Michele Bachmann and then denying he’d done so. Sen. Kent Sorenson told The Associated Press that he had already decided he would not run for re-election, and that his resignation was best for his family. He said his decision was “absolutely not” an admission of wrongdoing. “I’ve spent money fighting this that I shouldn’t have. I’m just not going to do that to my family anymore,” he said in a telephone interview. His resignation came after attorney Mark Weinhardt said in a report released earlier in the day that it was “manifestly clear” Sorenson negotiated payments in 2011 that eventually reached $7,500 monthly in exchange for his work as Bachmann’s Iowa campaign chair. The money flowed from Bachmann’s political action committee, MichelePAC, and her presidential campaign to a Colorado consulting firm, which in turn paid Sorenson’s Iowa-based firm, Weinhardt wrote in the report filed with the Iowa Senate. Sorenson’s compensation from MichelePAC is a violation of a Senate rule that bars senators from being paid by political action committees, Weinhardt wrote. Senators will have to decide whether the payments from
“I’ve spent money fighting this that I shouldn’t have. I’m just not going to do that to my family anymore.” — Sen. Kent Sorenson
her presidential campaign also violate the rule since it is unclear, he wrote. Sorenson knew that accepting the compensation was improper, and later made false statements when he denied that he had taken money tied to Bachmann entities, Weinhardt wrote. Those statements might amount to misconduct in office, a felony that would also be a violation of the ethics rules, the investigator added. Weinhardt was appointed to investigate an ethics complaint filed against Sorenson by a former Bachmann aide. Weinhardt’s report went to the Senate Ethics Committee, which is expected to meet to consider the report and what to do about it. Before announcing his resignation, Sorenson said he disagreed with the report’s conclusions that he made false statements or that he had accepted compensation from Bachmann’s camp. “I was never employed by Michele Bachmann. I was never employed by Bachmann for Pres-
ident. I was never employed by the PAC,” he said. “I had a corporation that worked for a corporation that worked for Michele Bachmann.” Washington-based lawyer William McGinley, who’s representing Bachmann’s campaign, did not immediately return phone and email messages left by the AP. The report contains the most detailed findings yet in a scandal that has swirled around Sorensen since he defected from the Bachmann campaign days before the 2012 Iowa caucuses to support Ron Paul. Bachmann, a Minnesota congresswoman, alleged then that Sorenson was switching allegiances due to payments from Paul’s campaign. Weinhardt’s report said that Sorenson had received a $25,000 check from a Paul backer that Sorenson did not cash. Sorenson also received $73,000 in “deeply suspicious” wire transfers, but Weinhardt said he was unable to connect them directly to Paul’s campaign. Sorenson declined comment on the wire transfers Wednesday. Peter Waldron, the former Bachmann aide who filed the complaint against Sorenson, said the case cried out for stronger ethics rules barring direct and indirect payments to state lawmakers from presidential candidates. “I am pleased to be vindicated but naturally regret that the Iowa first-in-the-nation caucus position has been soiled by the events uncovered by the Special Counsel,” Waldron said in a statement.
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Continued from Page 1A On Sept. 23, hotel management was given court documents showing that the hotel was given into temporary receivership to Kishan Hospitality LLC. While the foreclosure of the loan on the Holiday Inn is being settled, this group, along with Nationwide Asset Management Group, technically own the hotel. “There’s nothing wrong with the hotel the way it is,” Jones said. “It’s just them wanting to remodel it.” The new owners have ordered new linens for the hotel, which have already arrived. Jones also said they are looking into renovations and updates to the hotel, which include new carpet. Jones said all services will continue and all reservations will be honored. “Nothing bad has happened,” she said. “Everything is moving along smoothly.” Staff writer Dave Hon may be contacted at (641) 792-3121, ext. 425, or at dhon@newtondailynews. com.
Coat drive ends Oct. 16 Des Moines Area Community College, KCWI and UnityPoint-Des Moines are cosponsoring a “Giving Warmth Coat Drive” through Wednesday, Oct. 16. Central Iowa residents are encouraged to donate new or slightly used clean coats, scarves and mittens to help keep Iowans in need warm this winter. Drop-off sites are located at the following locations: • KCWI-TV 23 at 500 SW Seventh St., Suite 300, Des Moines • UnityPoint Clinic Locations • UnityPoint Health-Des Moines Hospitals • Iowa Methodist Medical Center • Blank Children’s Hospital • Iowa Lutheran Hospital • Methodist West Hospital • DMACC Ankeny Campus, Bldg. #5 • DMACC Urban Campus • DMACC West Campus • DMACC Carroll Campus • DMACC Boone Campus • DMACC Newton Campus • DMACC Hunziker Center in Ames • DMACC VanKirk Career Academy in Perry • DMACC Southridge Center — Des Moines In addition, DMACC’s Phi Theta Kappa chapters are assisting in the distribution of the donated items.
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Husband’s anxiety threatens to push wife over the edge DEAR ABBY: I have been married to my best friend, “Blake,” for two years. A year ago he started having panic attacks, so I made an appointment for him with his doctor. After checking him for everything, including heart failure, the doctor diagnosed him with anxiety. Since his diagnosis, Blake is scared to leave the house. I have been working two jobs to make ends meet because he says he “can’t work.” This has taken a toll on our marriage. We have three kids and a lot of bills. Blake is on medication and has tried many different ones, but they aren’t working. All he talks about is his anxiety and every little ache or pain. He thinks he’s going to have a heart attack. I am fed up with it, while he says I just “don’t understand anxiety.” Sometimes I think he’s making his anxiety worse. I don’t know what to believe or what to do. Any suggestions? — STRESSED IN VIRGINIA DEAR STRESSED: Yes, I do have one. Your husband should be seen by a licensed mental health professional (psychologist) who works with a psychiatrist. He may need more than medication to help him conquer his anxiety disorder. He might do better with a combination of talk therapy in addition to his meds. Please urge your husband to do this because the aches, pains and anxiety he’s experiencing may seem like they’re all in his head to you, but they’re real to him. It could save your marriage. DEAR ABBY: My husband and daughters and I enjoy a beach trip every year. With our busy lives, it’s the one time in the year we are able to be together and relax. Although we have invited friends and family over the years to join us, I have never invited my sister. She keeps bringing it up and portrays me as the snobby sister. The truth is she has two undisciplined children whom I can’t stand to be around. I suspect she just wants to join us so she can pawn her kids off on me while she and her husband relax. My mother is now telling me I’m self-
ish and not being a good sister. Must I sacrifice my one week a year at the beach to make my sister feel better? Please advise. — IT’S MY VACATION DEAR MY VACATION: Considering that you have invited friends and family to join you, but not your sister, I can see how she might feel snubbed. Has no one told her your reason for not inviting her and her family to join you? If not, someone should, because it might motivate her to assert more control over her children. If she takes offense, however, you will be off the hook because SHE will no longer want to socialize with YOU. DEAR ABBY: We have a housecleaner once a month. Last month, I offered her some grapefruit from our tree and she took six. This month, she helped herself to all of the fruit that was left on the tree! She didn’t ask permission, and she didn’t tell me she had done it. I happened to see her put it into her car. I consider this to be stealing, but my husband does not. Because she took the fruit without permission and without telling me, do you consider it stealing? — “ANITA” IN FLORIDA DEAR “ANITA”: The woman may have assumed you wouldn’t mind if she took the fruit because you had offered it to her the month before. (Did you say she could take only six?) Rather than call this stealing, I would call it a misunderstanding. Clear it up by telling your housecleaner that you want nothing removed from your premises unless you have SPECIFICALLY told her she may have it.
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Neuter a tomcat Oct. 19-20 at Great Iowa Pet Expo in Des Moines Special to the Daily News
Sean McCall/Submitted Photo William Groth (left), Richard Marlatt (center) and Jackie McCall star in The Old Creamery Theatre’s production of the classic thriller “Dial M for Murder,” opening Nov. 10 on the Main Stage in Amana. Call the box office for tickets (319) 622-6262.
‘Dial M for Murder’ opens Oct. 10 at Old Creamery Special to the Daily News AMANA — Everyone knows there’s no such thing as a perfect crime … or is there? When a husband marries for money and then decides to cash in his wife’s chips, chaos follows as everything unravels and suspicions shift in this classic thriller full of suspense that you won’t want to miss. Directed by Rachael Lindhart of Iowa City, the cast of “Dial M for Murder” consists of Jeff Haffner of Cleveland, Ohio; William Groth
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Academic Achievements Walden University Jaime L. Blair has been accepted into the International Honor Society at Walden University, where she is pursuing her master’s degree in forensic psychology. Blair is a 2002 graduate of Newton Senior High School and a 2006 graduate of the University of Iowa. She is the daughter of Martin and Debra Blair of Newton.
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Eating with the Season: Apples Jenny Thompson RD, LD, CDE Diabetes Education, Outpatient Dietitian Skiff Medical Center Fruits and vegetables taste best and cost less when they are in season. There is also less storage and transport time involved therefore nutrient content of the produce remains high. Check this ISU Extension site for Find a Farm: www.visitiowafarms.org/find_a_farm/. This site includes information on U Pick, Specialty Products or Crops and Farmer’s Markets in Iowa. October is apple picking time in Iowa. You’ve heard, “An apple a day will keep the doctor away.” While it will certainly take more than a daily apple to keep you healthy, it is a step in the right direction. Apples are delicious, easy to carry for snacking, low in calories, locally available and inexpensive. A medium apple contains approximately 80 calories and 5 grams of fiber. Apples contain soluble fiber, which helps to prevent cholesterol buildup in the lining of blood vessel walls, thus reducing the incident of atherosclerosis and heart disease. This fiber also provides bulk in the intestinal tract, holding water to cleanse and move food quickly through the digestive system. Studies show that high intakes of quercetin, a nutrient found in apples, is associated not only with a reduction in lung cancer risk but also with a reduction in the risk of asthma and diabetes. It is best to eat the skin! Many of the nutrients are located in and just underneath the skin. There are hundreds of varieties of apples available. Apples can be sweet, tart, soft and smooth or crisp and crunchy, depending on the one you choose. Have an apple today!
Store apples in a cool, dark place such as the fruit crisper drawer, basement or garage. Fresh picked apples will keep for several months if stored properly. Preserving Apples Apples may be preserved by canning or freezing. Enzymes in fruits such as apples and pears can cause oxidative browning as soon as the fruit is peeled or cut. Chemical compounds are used to control enzymes in these fruits. The most common treatment is ascorbic acid (vitamin C) such as Fruit Fresh. Browning can also be halted by placing fruit in citric acid or lemon juice solutions or in sugar syrup. Apples, as well as other fruits, retain better texture and flavor if packed in sugar or sugar syrup. However, sugar is not necessary to preserve fruit. Check Iowa State Extension for more information on preserving apples: www. extension.iastate.edu. Apple Salad 6 servings (3⁄4 cup each) 2 large apples, unpeeled, cut into chunks 1 small can crushed pineapple, drained (reserve juice) 1 ⁄3 cup celery, diced 2 Tbsp raisins 3 Tbsp plain Greek yogurt 1 Tbsp reduced fat mayonnaise 1 Tbsp pineapple juice 1 ⁄8 tsp cinnamon In a medium bowl, combine apples, celery and raisins. Set aside. In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Blend the dressing with the fruit mixture. Refrigerate for two hours before serving Calories: 50 Fat: .5g Saturated fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 11g Fiber: 1g Sodium: 25mg
Upcoming Fitness Classes Newton YMCA 1701 S. Eight Ave. E. YMCA Bootcamp Small Gym, Monday, Wednesday, Friday 5:15 to 6:15 a.m. Bootcamps offer intervals of cardio drills and muscle conditioning exercises to provide you with the ultimate circut workout. Classes are directed by trained staff. YMCA Silver Sneakers Aerobics Room, Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:15 to 9 a.m. Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activity for daily living skills. YMCA Turkey Trot 5K Newton YMCA, Saturday, Nov. 16 8:30 to 10 a.m. Pre-registered runners will receive a long sleeve shirt and everyone will have the opportunity to win a turkey and all the fixings. Newton Church of The Way 2306 S. Third Ave. E.
Global study: World not ready for aging population The world is aging so fast that most countries are not prepared to support their swelling numbers of elderly people, according to a global study being issued Tuesday by the United Nations. The report ranks the social and economic well-being of elders in 91 countries, with Sweden coming out on top and Afghanistan at the bottom. It reflects what advocates for the old have been warning, with increasing urgency, for years: Nations are simply not working quickly enough to cope with a population graying faster than ever before. By the year 2050, for the first time in history, seniors older than 60 will outnumber children younger than 15. Truong Tien Thao, who runs a small tea shop on the sidewalk near his home in Hanoi, Vietnam, is 65 and acutely aware that he, like millions of others, is plunging into old age without a safety net. He wishes he could retire, but he and his 61-yearold wife depend on the $50 a month they earn from the shop. “People at my age should have a rest, but I still have to work to make our ends meet,” he says, while waiting for customers at the shop, which sells green tea, cigarettes and chewing gum. “My wife and I have no pension, no health insurance. I’m scared of
thinking of being sick — I don’t know how I can pay for the medical care.” Thao’s story reflects a key point in the report, which was released early to The Associated Press: Aging is an issue across the world. Perhaps surprisingly, the report shows that the fastest aging countries are developing ones, such as Jordan, Laos, Mongolia, Nicaragua and Vietnam, where the number of older people will more than triple by 2050. All ranked in the bottom half of the index. The Global AgeWatch Index was created by elder advocacy group HelpAge International and the U.N. Population Fund in part to address a lack of international data on the extent and impact of global aging. The index and analyzes income, health, education, employment and agefriendly environment in each country. The report fits into an increasingly complex picture of aging and what it means to the world. On the one hand, the fact that people are living longer is a testament to advances in health care and nutrition, and advocates emphasize that the elderly should be seen not as a burden but as a resource. On the other, many countries still lack a basic social protection floor that provides income, health care and housing for their senior citizens.
Afghanistan, for example, offers no pension to those not in the government. Life expectancy is 59 years for men and 61 for women, compared to a global average of 68 for men and 72 for women, according to U.N. data. Many governments have resisted tackling the issue partly because it is viewed as hugely complicated, negative and costly — which is not necessarily true, says Silvia Stefanoni, chief executive of HelpAge International. Japan and Germany, she says, have among the highest proportions of elders in the world, but also boast steady economies. Prosperity in itself does not guarantee protection for the old. The world’s rising economic powers — the so-called BRICS nations of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa — rank lower in the index than some poorer countries such as Uruguay and Panama. The report found, wealthy nations are in general better prepared for aging than poorer ones. Sweden, where the pension system is now 100 years old, makes the top of the list because of its social support, education and health coverage, followed by Norway, Germany, the Netherlands and Canada. The United States comes in eighth.
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Cards work to put together complete game against DCG By Jocelyn Sheets Daily News Sports Editor NEWTON — Friday night, Newton’s Cardinals face its third top-15 Class 3A football team this season. The Cardinals go west to take on Dallas Center-Grimes’ Mustangs in Class 3A, District 4 play. “It is time for us to play a complete game. I told the players, if we play a complete game, we’d be tough to handle,” said Ed Ergenbright, Cardinal head coach. “Last week against Grinnell, we played an outstanding first half, especially defensively, then we didn’t play that well in the second half.” Consistency in play is the focus for Newton on both sides of the football. The Cardinals’ head coach pointed out to beat teams like Grinnell, Boone, and now, Dallas CenterGrimes, “we have to play four quarters of consistent football. We’ve been hot or cold. When we’re hot, we’re pretty good, but when we go cold, we’re not very good.” The Mustangs are ranked 15th in Class 3A. Offensively, DCG is led by senior quarterback Andrew Kramer, who is a dual threat to throw the football and run it. Kramer is 64-of-112 passing for 715 yards with nine touchdown passes and five interceptions. He has rushed for 221 yards on 54 carries. Chaz Chambers is the top rusher for the Mustangs this season with 370 yards on 72 carries. Noah Weeks has 178 yards on 44 carries. Kramer’s top target has been Dakota Clausen, who has 18 receptions — four for touchdowns — for 304 yards. “Dallas Center-Grimes is much improved from a year ago. They are very
Service academy games will go on By The Associated Press U.S. military academy football teams will play this weekend, despite the government shutdown. A senior defense official said Wednesday the decision affects this weekend’s games only, and future games will be evaluated as events unfold. The official was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly so spoke on condition of anonymity. Navy later confirmed its home game against Air Force in Annapolis, Md., would be played as scheduled Saturday. The game is sold out and is the most notable one on the Midshipmen’s home schedule. The Army-Navy game at the end of the season is played at a neutral site. The Navy-AFA game and Army’s game at Boston College were in jeopardy after the Defense Department temporarily suspended sports competition at the service academies as a result of the budget impasse in Congress. Email messages left with spokesmen for Army and Air Force were not immediately returned.
Mini cheerleaders kicking it Jocelyn Sheets/Daily News Mini cheerleaders performed before a home crowd last Friday between the Newton freshman and varsity football games at H.A. Lynn Stadium. More than 90 youngsters from grades kindergarten through sixth particiapated in the Newton Senior High cheerleading clinic Sept. 21, then performed at the games. Each age group learned a cheer and a dance to perform in front of the crowd, and were led by the NHS cheer squad.
Jocelyn Sheets/Daily News Newton junior quarterback Tyler Wood (13) is a dual threat of passing the football and running it for the Cardinals. Newton is out to use a balanced offensive attack to control games. Friday the Cardinals go up against host Dallas Center-Grimes.
athletic and play very well defensively. They held Grinnell to 14 points, and came back from a 14-0 deficit to win 21-14,” Ergenbright said. “We’re going to have to play well.” Ergenbright said the Mustangs run the football well out of a spread offense. He said everything goes through Kramer. Ergenbright said the Cardinals continue to work on the running game — using the quickness of running backs Deonne Harris, J.T. Thongvanh,
Tristan Peters and Joseph Banfield along with quarterback Tyler Wood to get to the edge on teams. Newton had 890 yards on 219 carries, which is just over four yards a carry as a team. Harris leads the rushing game with 249 yards on 40 carries. Wood is a dual threat as quarterback, rushing for 208 yards and going 49-of-84 passing for 684 yards. “Grinnell did not do anything different defensively in the second half against us. The film bears that out. We
Hawk girls run third at Knoxville; nine area runners earn medals By Jocelyn Sheets Daily News Sports Editor KNOXVILLE — Mixing it up on the cross country course with larger school competition, Lynnville-Sully’s girls continue to land in the top three team places. The Hawk girls placed third at Tuesday’s Knoxville Invitational. Pella, a Class 3A school, won both the girls’ and boys’ team titles. Another 3A school, Oskaloosa, took second in both the varsity races. Lynnville-Sully, one of two Class 1A teams competing in the girls’ varsity race, scored 89 points for third. Pella was first with 28 points. Two area Class 2A girls’ teams — Prairie City-Monroe and Pella Christian — finished seventh and eighth, respectively. On the boys’ side, Pella Christian was sixth, and Lynnville-Sully placed eighth. PCM’s boys were 12th. “We, again, faced mostly big school competition on a course that has some challenging hills,” said Darin Arkema, Lynnville-
Sully head coach. “With our homecoming week taking place and all of the activities that are going on, I was happy that our meet was early in the week and kids weren’t too distracted.” Arkema said the Hawk varsity girls had another strong finish against the level of competition they need to be going against entering October and preparing for the conference and state qualifying meets. The varsity boys got a good lesson on why all seven guys who start the race make an impact on the team score and not just the first five across the finish line, he said. “Our guys finished in a threeway tie for eighth but our sixth runner was ahead of the other two teams. Eighth out of fourteen sounds a whole lot better than tenth and only five points out of seventh,” Arkema said. Nine area runners earned medal in the varsity races. RUNNERS See Page 2B
just didn’t execute as well on offense. We score on three successive series then go four or five possessions without a first down against the same defense,” Ergenbright said. “The plays were there just like they were in the first half. “Defensively, we have to make the plays. We missed tackles allowing them to have big plays.” Newton is 2-3 overall. The Cardinals are 1-2 in district play. Dallas Center-Grimes is 2-0 in district play and 4-1 overall.
Area Prep Football District Standings 2013 Iowa High School Football District Standings After Week 5 Class 3A, District 4 Team District Overall Boone 3-0 5-0 Dallas Center-Grimes 2-0 4-1 Grinnell 1-1 3-2 Ballard 1-1 3-2 Newton 1-2 2-3 South Tama 1-2 2-3 Saydel 0-3 1-4 Class 2A, District 6 Team District Overall PCM 2-0 3-2 Albia 3-0 5-0 Davis County 2-1 2-3 Bondurant-Farrar 2-1 3-2 CMB 0-2 2-3 Clarke 0-2 1-5 Interstate 35 0-3 0-5 Class 1A, District 7 Team District Overall Mount Ayr 2-0 5-0 Van Meter 3-0 5-0 Ogden 2-1 4-1 Pella Christian 1-1 3-2 Des Moines Christian 1-2 1-4 Central Decatur 0-2 3-2 Colfax-Mingo 0-3 2-3 Class A, District 6 Team District Overall Pekin 3-0 4-1 Montezuma 3-0 5-0 BGM 3-0 5-0 North Mahaska 1-2 2-4 Lynnville-Sully 1-2 1-4 English Valleys 1-2 1-5 Southeast Warren 0-3 0-5 Pleasantville 0-3 1-4
Sports Calendar Thursday Girls’ Swimming NCMP at Ankeny Centennial, 5:30 p.m. Boys’ Golf Newton at Norwalk dual, 3:30 p.m. High School Volleyball Roland-Story at Colfax-Mingo, 6:15 p.m. Cross Country Newton girls at Perry, 4:30 p.m. Friday High School Football Newton 9th at Dallas CenterGrimes, 4:45 p.m. Newton varsity at Dallas Center-Grimes, 7:30 p.m. Central Decatur at ColfaxMingo, 7 p.m. Interstate 35 at CMB, 7:30 p.m. Ogden at Pella Chrisitan, 7 p.m. Albia at PCM, 7:30 p.m. Pleasantville at Lynnville-Sully, 7 p.m. Saturday High School Volleyball Newton Invitational, 8:30 a.m. Newton JV at BGM tournament, 9 a.m. CMB, Colfax-Mingo at Madrid tournament, 8:30 a.m. Lynnvyille-Sully at Melcher-Dallas tournament, 9 a.m. Cross Country Lynnville-Sully, CMB, Colfax-Mingo at South Hardin, 9:30 a.m. Monday Cross Country Newton, PCM at Norwalk, 4:30 p.m. High School Football Dallas Center-Grimes at Newton, 6 p.m. Newton 9th at Pella Christian, 6 p.m. High School Volleyball Montezuma at Lynnville-Sully, 6 p.m.
Former players sue NCAA INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two more former college football players have filed a lawsuit against the NCAA stemming from concussions and brain injuries. John DuRocher, a quarterback at Washington and Oregon, and Darin Harris, a safety at Washington, are seeking more than $5 million in damages. Both say they sustained repeated head injuries, despite promises that they would be competing in a protected college environment. The class-action suit was filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court of Southern Indiana. Helmet-manufacturer Riddell and its parent company, Easton-Bell Sports, are also named in the complaint.
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Runners: Hawks have four girls medal; Mustangs continue to make strides Continued from Page 1B Lynnville-Sully’s girls placed four in the top 20, claiming medals. Alexa Vander Leest led the way, running the 4K in 17 minutes, 27 seconds for sixth. Cori Rice placed 16th in 18:19, folVander Leest lowed by Karli Roozeboom in 18th in 18:35, and Tara Vos in 20th at 18:46. Elizabeth Van Manen and Line Ascanius each finished the race in 20 minutes to take 34th and 35th, respectively. Kasiah Ehresman was 44th in 21:07. PCM’s Rachel Stafford earned the 14th-place medal in 18:11, and teammate Rachel Peter was 17th in 18:31. Kayla Schakel placed 49th in 21:27. Shelby Palm finished in 55th in 22:34, and Amber Beener was 70th in 25:13. “Kayla, Shelby, and Amber Beener all improved by over a minute compared to last week in Monroe,” said Eric Karr, PCM head coach. Pella Christian’s girls were paced by Chloe Dembski, who placed 31st in 19:37. Morgan Anderson was 37th in 20:12, followed by Andrea Carballo in 43rd at 20:53, Darmaris Worthington in 47th at 21:21, Abby Van Soelen in 52nd at 21:58, and Marina Shannon in 54th at 22:22. Pella Christian’s Jacob Lensing claimed the 10th-place medal in the varsity boys’ race. He ran the 5K course in 18:17. Grant Dunsbergen was 26th in 12:44, Jonathan Beltman placed 36th
in 19:55, Scott Haveman was 46th in 20:49, and Samuel Dahm finished 52nd in 21:07. “This was against tough competition. We had very good places,” said Jocelyn Meinders, Pella Christian head coach. “I was very impressed with our athletes’ performances on the hills. Everyone looked very strong. We also had very solid finishes.” Canyon Kuhlmann, Lynnville-Sully, earned a medal for 14th, running the race in 18:43. Talon Woods was 53rd in 21:08, followed by Jake Brand in 55th at 21:13, Ben Trettin in 58th at 21:29, and Luke Jones in 67th at 22:00. Nic Lirio placed 70th in 22:21, and Jim Trettin was 73rd in 22:31. PCM’s Mustang boys were led by Matt Chizek, taking 18th in 19:08. Chris Ellens was 63rd in 21:39, and Trenton Howard placed 77th in 23:00. Mark Bruxvoort finished 83rd in 24:07, ConChizek nor Brey was 91st in 25:13, and Lucas Rains was 93rd in 28:01. “The level of competition was intense. We faced some really big schools and some really fast runners,” Karr said about the PCM teams. “I think we competed well on a tough course and the times showed. I keep reminding my runners to compete for place finishes, not time. The place you finish gets you to state, not your time. With one month from the state meet, it’s time to turn it up at practice for a couple of weeks. Ef-
fort and mental toughness are going to have to be the top priority at practices.” Here are the junior varsity results for two of the area teams: Pella Christian: girls-55. Danielle Nardini, 24:19, 70. Brianna Van Donselaar, 26:59; boys-46. Gabriel Soler, 21:25, 68. Sam Lensing, 22:50, 86. Kelvin Ouyang, 31:01, 97. David Dykstra, 31:06, 99. Zack Shen, 31:10, 100. Alek Vink, 31:11. Lynnville-Sully: girls-27. Alexis Hardenbrook, 21:24, 29. Kristine Jaennette, 21:33, 30. Kristy Sevcik, 21:45; boys-67. Bayley Morvant, 22:47, 91. Lauri Ryyppo, 24:45, 93. Kordell, Mueller, 24:51, 102. Lucas Smith. 27:14. Here are the junior high results for the three schools: (3K distance, 10 medals) Lynnville-Sully: boys-48. Lucas Roland, 13:26, 111. Brett Maasdam, 17:44, 112. Jared Bassett, 17:51, 114. Mason Dunsbergen, 18:07. PCM: boys-29. Brady North, 12:32, 66. Jon Heath, 14:18, 74. Brendon Vanderpool, 14:45; girls-14. Baylee Smith, 13:11, 15. Ellie Steenhoek, 13:13, 45. Allison Stafford, 14:51, 48. Payton Schutt, 15:11, 70. Sara Dudley, 15:34, 82. Kayleigh Fenton, 15:45, 89. Caitlyn Walters, 16:14, 105. Maddie Buys, 17:23, 111. Alex Inskeep, 18:09. Pella Christian: boys-16. Nathan VerMeer, 12:09, 24. Noah Van Maanen, 12:27, 32. Lucas Bandstra, 12:42, 44. Martin Landazurri, 13:19, 75. Michael Munoz, 14:47, 51. Sam Carmichael, 15:38; girls-21. Claire Milligan, 13:35, 28. Josie Te Grotenhuis, 14:10, 88. Abby Te Grotenhuis, 16:04.
Red Wings open season with win over Sabres Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Pavel Datsyuk and Mikael Samuelsson scored 36 seconds apart midway through the first period and the Detroit Red Wings held on to beat the Buffalo Sabres 2-1 Wednesday night in the season-opener for both teams. Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard turned the puck over, allowing Zemgus Girgensons to score in his NHL debut with 7:24 left in the game. Howard tried to clear the Howard puck from behind his net, but it hit Buffalo’s Brian Flynn and popped over the net to set up Girgensons’ backhander that pulled the Sabres within a goal. Howard made 19 saves in Detroit’s debut in the Eastern Conference, playing an Atlantic Division game against the young Sabres. Buffalo had a two-man power play for 1:31 early in the first period and for 51 seconds late in the second, but couldn’t take advantage. In between
Cobb, Rays roll 4-0 over Indians in AL wild card CLEVELAND (AP) — They shut off the lights, cranked up the music and turned their clubhouse into a nightclub. As Pitbull’s “Don’t Stop The Party” boomed off walls covered by plastic sheets, the Tampa Bay Rays sprayed each other with Silly String and emptied bottles of champagne as quickly as they could open them. This road trip isn’t ending anytime soon. “Nobody wants to go home,” pitcher Alex Cobb said. Next stop: Boston. Dodging trouble for nearly seven innings, Cobb and the Rays pitched their way to another must-have win on the road, beating the Cleveland Indians 4-0 Wednesday night in the AL wild-card game. Cobb, who missed a chunk of the regular season after he was hit in the head by a line drive, quieted a thundering Cleveland crowd and ended the Indians’ unexpected season just one game into October. Delmon Young homered in the third inning off Cobb rookie Danny Salazar as the Rays, playing in their third city over four days, advanced to face the AL East champion Red Sox in the best-of-five division series starting Friday.
those 5-on-3 opportunities, the Sabres were held scoreless on three power plays. Ryan Miller gave up goals on the fifth and sixth shots he faced and finished with 32 saves. Maple Leafs 3, Flyers 1 PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Dave Bolland scored twice and Phil Kessel added a goal to lead Toronto over Philadelphia. The Maple Leafs, off to a 2-0 start, spoiled Philadelphia’s season opener one night after ruining Montreal’s. Jonathan Bernier stopped 31 shots for the Maple Leafs. Toronto acquired Bolland and Bernier in the offseason to bolster their bid to get out of the first round and make a run in the Eastern Conference playoffs. Kessel, on his 26th birthday, scored one day after he signed a $64 million, eight-year extension. Brayden Schenn had the lone goal for the host Flyers. Bolland scored the go-ahead goal from the slot early in the third period. It was his first goal since the Game 6 clincher for the Chicago Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup finals. He sealed this win with a power-play goal with 22.5 seconds left.
MLB Playoffs Postseason Baseball Glance The Associated Press WILD CARD Both games televised by TBS Tuesday, Oct. 1: NL: Pittsburgh 6, Cincinnati 2 Wednesday, Oct. 2: AL: Tampa Bay 4, Cleveland 0 DIVISION SERIES (Best-of-5; x-if necessary) American League Boston vs. Tampa Bay Friday, Oct. 4: Tampa Bay (Moore 17-4) at Boston (Lester 15-8), 2:07 p.m. (TBS) Saturday, Oct. 5: Tampa Bay (Price 10-8) at Boston (Lackey 10-13), 4:37 p.m. (TBS) Monday, Oct. 7: Boston (Buchholz 12-1) at Tampa Bay x-Tuesday, Oct. 8: Boston (Peavy 12-5) at Tampa Bay x-Thursday, Oct. 10: Tampa Bay at Boston Oakland vs. Detroit Friday, Oct. 4: Detroit (Scherzer 21-3) at Oakland (Colon 18-6), 8:37 p.m. (TBS) Saturday, Oct. 5: Detroit (Verlander 13-12) at Oakland (Gray 5-3), 8:07 p.m. (TBS) Monday, Oct. 7: Oakland (Parker 12-8) at Detroit (Sanchez 14-8) x-Tuesday, Oct. 8: Oakland (Straily 10-8) at Detroit (Fister 14-9) x-Thursday, Oct. 10: Detroit at Oakland National League St. Louis vs. Pittsburgh Thursday, Oct. 3: Pittsburgh (Burnett 10-11) at St. Louis (Wainwright 19-9), 4:07 p.m. (TBS) Friday, Oct. 4: Pittsburgh at St. Louis (Lynn 15-10), 12:07 p.m. (MLB) Sunday, Oct. 6: St. Louis at Pittsburgh x-Monday, Oct. 7: St. Louis at Pittsburgh x-Wednesday Oct. 9: Pittsburgh at St. Louis Atlanta vs. Los Angeles Thursday, Oct. 3: Los Angeles (Kershaw 16-9) at Atlanta (Medlen 15-12), 7:37 p.m. (TBS) Friday, Oct. 4: Los Angeles (Greinke 15-4) at Atlanta (Minor 13-9 or Teheran 14-8), 5:07 p.m. (TBS) Sunday, Oct. 6: Atlanta (Minor 13-9 or Teheran 14-8) at Los Angeles (Ryu 14-8) x-Monday, Oct. 7: Atlanta at Los Angeles x-Wednesday Oct. 9: Los Angeles at Atlanta
The Flyers wasted a fantastic chance to go ahead when Wayne Simmonds was easily stopped on a penalty shot by Bernier with 3.1 seconds left in the second period. Avalanche 6, Ducks 1 DENVER (AP) — Semyon Varlamov was sharp in making 35 saves, and Jamie McGinn scored two goals, leading Colorado over Anaheim in Patrick Roy’s successful coaching debut with the Avalanche. Ryan O’Reilly, John Mitchell, Matt Duchene and Steve Downie added goals for the Avalanche, who improved to 19-8-7 on opening night. Top pick Nathan MacKinnon set up both of McGinn’s goals with no-look passes. Alex Tanguay, back with Colorado for the first time since the 2005-06 season, had three assists. Varlamov stuffed the Ducks all evening but lost his bid for a shutout in the closing seconds when Jakob Silfverberg slipped a shot by him. Viktor Fasth struggled for Anaheim, allowing three goals in the second period. Things got heated after the final horn, with some players getting into a skirmish near the benches. Even Roy got into the act as he jawed from behind the glass.
Wimberly juices ISU running game AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State’s running back-bycommittee experiment looks to be over. The Cyclones have found their man. Junior Aaron Wimberly established himself as the go-to back with a breakout performance in Iowa State’s 38-21 victory at Tulsa last week. Carrying 19 times for 137 yards — an impressive 7.2yard average — the transfer from Iowa Western Community College gave the running game some much-needed juice as the CyWimberly clones (1-2) prepare for Thursday night’s visit from Texas (2-2). “We certainly have packages that will work that will involve other backs,” coach Paul Rhoads said Monday. “But yeah, he’s our guy.” Wimberly shared time with James White and Shontrelle Johnson in Iowa State’s first two games and was given just 10 carries. Iowa State averaged only 3.3 yards per carry in those contests and managed just 59 yards on the ground in a 27-21 loss to Iowa. Rhoads decided in the days leading up to the Tulsa game to make Wimberly the primary ball carrier. The 5-foot-9, 173-pounder promptly produced the first 100yard rushing game by an Iowa State tailback since Johnson did it in the 2012 season opener. Wimberly’s performance, which included a 35-yard run and a 31-yard pass reception, wasn’t lost on Texas coach Mack Brown. “In our league right now, speed is everything and he’s just got tremendous speed,” Brown said. “Every time he touches the ball, he’s got a chance to score. He makes them a different team at tailback.”
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A beautiful newly renovated property, private offices, with shared amenities, shared staff, and shared synergies. If you are interested in “Being Green” you will want to check us out. Hawkeye Stages 641-792-3232 Rick or Melissa for more information NEW 2BEDROOM ground floor duplex, easy access w/garage, stove & fridge. $485, references. 641-7924388 QUIET, CLEAN 2 bedroom Apartment. Appliances & water furnished. No pets. References, Deposit, 1 year lease. 641-792-3449. SMALL 1 BEDROOM house, all appliances including washer/dryer. No pets. $385 per month plus deposit. 275-9342 SPECIAL PRICE Would you pay $1 for your 1st months rent? Then receive the th 13 month FREE! 641-792-3443 No Pets (CIRHA Accepted)
315 1st St. S., Newton
1,2, AND 3 BR apts available in Newton, Baxter, and Grinnell. Rental Assistance & Utility allowance available Onsite laundry No Pets This institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer Equal Housing Opportunity Handicap Accessible Apply online at www.tlpropertiesiowa.com or Call 800-394-1288
2 BDRM House, newly remodeled, all oak floors, full unfinished basement, stove/refrigerator provided. 641-792-4000 2 BEDROOM apartment, security entrance, heat, water, and garage furnished. Coin operated laundry, no pets. DeHeer Properties, 641-791-7913
1 & 2 bdrm units in Newton & Monroe! Priced $450-$600 $200 Security Deposits Pet Friendly (some restrictions) W/D Hookups Central Air Dishwasher Private covered Patio or Balcony with storage Laundry Facility onsite (641)792-6939 EHO
14 FT ALUMINUM Fishing boat and trailer, Johnson 6 HP gas motor, bow mount foot controlled trolling motor, hand controlled trolling motor, depth and fish finder, swivel seats, hand crank bow mount anchor. $1,800. 641-792-0378. Leave message.
1968 BLUE Ford Mustang Convertible. 60,000 miles, 289 Automatic. 641-7924481 or 641-521-7813
SNOW WAY V Plow- one ton truck mounting, new cutting blade. $4,000. 641792-4332
FIREWOOD PICK-UP and load for $80. 792-1523 or 641-521-1003 LARGE FISHER Price outdoor playhouse 3'x4'x4' tall, nice condition $60, Little Tikes sandbox with sand and toys $20. 7917923 anytime. LARGE SPECIAL Philodendron plant on trellis or can hang $10, Year 2012 Country Living Mags & extras $3, 17 Joyce Meyer CD's $1.50. 792-6879 METAL WARDROBE, computer desk, antique flat irons and special catalog and tools, 20 gallon fish tank stand and supplies, bird cage, guitar hero, Kinect and game rockband 2. 641-521-9750 PAVING BRICKS (around 300) great for patio $200 OBO. 641-831-3994 SCOTTS GRASS & fertilizer spreader $20 obo. Old boring bar for boring engine cylinders, complete in case, steel pipe, cable, rerod, trailer house frame, 8ft wear edge for blade $20. 641-793-2955
CLEAN 1 bedroom apartment with appliances, heat & water furnished, walking distance to square, laundry facilities, newly remodeled. Cats with approval and pet deposit. Very quiet building, ready to move into. (641) 792-8182
SLEEP NUMBER bed (twin), new bed frame. 641-521-3607
FOR RENT: Smaller commercial retail/office space. $350 month, (W. 3rd St. S.) 641-521-0002
TREADMILL, VARIABLE speed and incline, perfect condition $50. 840-2831
SNOW BLOWER for Cub Cadet Tractor 42” Wide $200 OBO. 641-521-4408
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
SONY SOUND system, only 1 ½ years old, 4 small, 1rectangle, and 1 floor speaker, $75 for all. 641569-3586 TWIN COMFORTER pillow sham. Pink brown, mint green, and white hearts $15. 0925
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SEARS CAR Top Carrier, 20 cu ft, excellent condition, $165 OBO, 641-8401928 REAL ESTATE
MOBILE HOMES for Sale Financing available. Newer 2 bedroom 3 bath mobile home located in deer run estates in Colfax. 515-6749065 or 563-357-0487 AUTOMOTIVE
1999 ARTIC Cat 4-wheeler ATV, like new, runs great! $1950. 641-831-3821. No calls after 8 pm.
DAEWOO-DD802L DOZER $20,000. 641-792-4332
1951 CHEVY Pick Up, ½ ton, 350 engine, 350 tranny, PS, PD brakes, Black, $10,500. 641-792-4541
1999 LANDAU by Georgie Boy, Class A 32', 1 slide, Ford V10, 38,000 miles, clean, 2 roof airs, 2 furnaces, awning, Gen TV leveling jacks air ride on front, 50 amps, and back up camera. $19,000 641787-1009
1997 FORD Conversion Van. Heavy ½ ton, great for towing. New front end and front tires. Runs great. $2400. 515-778-2792
2002 Ford Mustang: $3900 Silver, 2-door. 3.8L V6 engine 4 speed automatic. Power door locks, windows, mirrors and driver's seat. AC, tilt wheel, and single disc CD player & AM-FM radio. New in 2013: 4 tires (rear are snow tires), Interstate battery and rear brake pads. Clean interior. Purchased this car one year ago and have driven it only 1,500 miles. 207,000 miles. All reasonable offers will be considered. 641-831-8250 (Newton)
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 32 FT Jayco Eagle travel trailer w/front kitchen. 2 super slides, king size bed. Full size sofa bed. Table makes into bed. Lots of kitchen cabinets including full size pantry, coat closet and double closet in bedroom. Very good condition. New tires. One owner. Nonsmokers. Never had pets in it. Always covered in winter. Includes stabilizer/sway bar. $15,500 OBO. Call 641236-0133 for appointment to see. 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
TWO Taurus SHO's. 1993 Ford Taurus SHO: 81200+ one owner miles. Manual 5 speed overdrive transmission. All options except sunroof. Ultra red crimson color. Very clean, good to excellent condition. Included owners manual, Ford repair manual, Chiltion repair manual, purchase papers, repair records, original floor mats, and 1993 magazine articles. Vehicle is ready to drive anywhere. 1995 SHO: Parts car with lots of good parts. Bad engine and automatic transmission. Good Body, glass, wheels, and more. Asking $5900 for both cars. 641791-2220. 1999 CHEVY Corvette, red, convertible, automatic, 71,000 miles, Corvette canvas fitted cover, excellent condition, must see!! $23,500 Please call 641831-3042 1999 GRAND Marquis GS 140K, V8, $1000 Firm, Great car inside and out, selling as I prefer a smaller car, have owned only 2 months.. Trade in an option. 641-417-9464
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BERKLINE BURGUNDY full size leather sofa, reclines on both ends, in new condition $300 obo. 641521-7972 DALE JR. 1:64 Collectible Cars $15. Gold's Gym Workout Vest (includes weights) $50. Coby MultiMedia Speakers $20. Left Behind Books – Kids series (#1-38) $35. RCA Receiver & CD Player $45. Breyer Horses $20-$40. 515-313-7803
Friday, October 4, 2013
It’s been estimated that watching television commercials can triple a person’s desire for more possessions. As the moon disappears and renews itself in the highly aesthetic sign of Libra, many will have the opposite desire: to start new in creating a beautiful environment by getting rid of unnecessary things that clutter it up. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Oct. 4). Your needs are many, and you don’t expect one person to fulfill all of them. That’s why the broadening of your social, professional and spiritual life that happens between now and the end of the year will serve you well. January shows you helping a friend. February brings an improved domestic environment. Capricorn and Scorpio people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 20, 2, 22, 24 and 12. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You are unusually powerful today. Not only can you visualize what needs to be done, but you also can see
yet you’ll still do what’s right. You believe in karma, and you also believe as the Greek philosopher Heraclitus stated, that a man’s character is his fate.
you are dancing on the fine line between diplomacy and lying. Your social acuity allows you to know the difference. As for yourself, you’d rather just tell the truth.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Is it nobler to get things done or leave things undone? That is the philosophical question of the day. When answered correctly, life suddenly becomes much easier.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You will avoid trouble by correctly judging a person’s nature. The honest have innocent eyes. The guilty seem to be repenting for sins that haven’t been committed yet.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Out with the old, and plant a few seeds for the new. If you can’t manage to get rid of all the old, don’t worry. As it is in most kinds of planting, the rotten past provides nutrient-rich soil.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Social opinion matters to you, but your purpose goes way beyond dressing well and looking good. As you pursue what really matters, appearances begin to mean less to you.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19). You’ve shielded your mind from certain information, appropriately so. But now you want to see things as they really are. You’ll take the blinders off and accept this as your new starting place.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You’re coming into your own at work. The results you’re getting will turn a few heads and net you more eyeball time than some of your peers. Take it in stride so as not to arouse jealousies.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). There are times when it’s better to accomplish something without worrying about who gets the credit, but this is not one of them. It’s essential to your future that you publicly own what you do.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). No one is looking, and
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). It seems that some around
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how to do it. Write your plans down, as they will come in a rush of divine inspiration that may be hard to recapture later. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Approval-seeking is the death of charisma. Figure out what you want out of a situation other than the acceptance of others, and focus there. That’s the only way to win it now. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22Dec. 21). A relationship will improve through communication that connects you. But if you don’t know what to say, trust that you can communicate just by being together. Words come and go. Silence is eternal.
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