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Sarmento talks Main Street with county supervisors By Ty Rushing Daily News Staff Writer Greater Newton Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Darrell Sarmento updated the Jasper County Board of Supervisors on Newton’s progress in garnering a Main Street designation and received approval for several requests. Sarmento informed the board that on Nov. 7 at noon and at 5:30 p.m., rallies will be held at the Capitol II Theater to spur interest in the Main Street project. He said each rally would last about 30 minutes and he encouraged the board

and all county employees to attend. “They are just kind of an upbeat informational meeting related to Newton applying to be a Main Street community,” Sarmento told the board. Sarmento also spoke on how, if Newton were to get the designation, the courthouse would partner with the city to improve the downtown street scape, benches, lighting and other visual aspects. “Whatever we need to do to make our downtown a little bit more charming and a nice destination,” he said. Sarmento’s requests for permission to use

Darrell Sarmento the courthouse lawn for several fall events was approved. The approved events, include the Downtown Newton Trick or Treat on Oct. 31, Downtown Newton Christmas Open House on Nov. 9 and 10, and

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and festive and has the same look.” Jasper County Human Resources Director Dennis Simon proposed 2014 holiday schedule for county employees was approved. County employees will have 10 days off next year, and Simon said the only discretion was the County Attorney’s office doesn’t get President’s Day off, but instead has Martin Luther King Jr. Day off. The board also granted the Jasper County 4-H programs permission to use the courthouse for “Festival of Trees.” The festival is away for the clubs to raise money for various local charities.

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Submitted Photo The Newton Lions Club recently presented the Warren Coleman Honorary Award to the Jasper County Senior Citizens Center. Pictured (from left) are Ron Kollmann, vice president of the center; Jack Ayres, president of the Lions Club; Louie Modlin, president of the center; and Terri Ayres, member the Lions Club.


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The Newton Lions Club recently presented the Jasper County Senior Citizens Center with a Warren Coleman Honorary Award — the highest honor conferred by the Iowa Lions Foundation. The award is presented to individuals or organizations that make a substantial financial and service commitment to Lions Clubs of Iowa. The senior center was selected to receive

the honor for allowing the Newton Lions Club to utilize its facility, kitchen, furnishings and equipment for meetings, training sessions, pancake breakfasts, soup suppers and many other activities for no charge. This allows the Newton Lions Club to use funds raised to support and assist Newton residents in need of the club’s services. The Lions Club also presented the center with a check to assist in building costs.

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A Prairie City woman was arrested and charged with a number of drug infractions following the execution of a search warrant Tuesday by the Mid-Iowa Narcotics Task Force. According to Lt. Brad Shutts, MINE-East Task Force Supervisor, the warrant was executed at approximately 8:45 a.m. at 600 E. Fifth St. in Prairie City. Inside, officers discovered Latisha Mayse, 31, as well as illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia. Mayse was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to

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the Chamber’s Lighted Christmas Parade on Nov. 29. When speaking about the Christmas Parade, which also includes the courthouse lighting ceremony, Sarmento said he and Christmas Courthouse Lighting Committee member Steve Knight plan on seeking ways to convert to LED lights next year. “We obviously want to keep the same charm, brightness and magic that it has right now,” he said. “We don’t want to lose anything with the LED lights, but the LED light technology has actually come a long way and it’s very bright

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Latisha Mayse deliver, a Class C felony. If convicted, that charge carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in state prison. She was also charged with possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance without a prescription, a serious misdemeanor, and possession of drug para-

phernalia, a simple misdemeanor. She faces up to one year and 30 days in the county jail, respectively, if convicted on those charges. According to online court records, Mayse was convicted in midOctober of 2012 on a charge of unlawful possession of a prescription drug, a serious misdemeanor, stemming from a July arrest in Polk County. For that offense, she received a deferred judgment and was given one year probation. Daily News Editor Bob Eschliman may be contacted at (641) 792-3121, ext. 423, or at

Newton City Council members serving on the Employee Relations Committee sent a proposal for a new position in the city’s administration department to the council for discussion. The proposed position has an estimated cost of $83,260 based on a midpoint salary. The position would have a wide range of duties one of them serving as director of the Newton Housing Development Corporation. Additionally, Knabel the development specialist would also implement the proposed housing initiative and the implementation of the Buxton report. Newton City Administrator Bob Knabel estimated that thirty hours of the individual’s time would be dedicated to the housing initiative. “I hope, in fact, we can limit it to that,” Knabel said. Discussion in the committee centered on the value of spending almost $100,000, including support costs, on a new position. “How do we get the most effective use of that money and having that staff member here and be able to respond to our needs… would be an advantage of having that person close by,” Knabel said. Council Member Noreen Otto expressed reservations about adding another salaried person to the city’s budget. “I’m always hesitant to add a new salary and benefits to the payroll, so to speak,” Otto said. “So I’m kind of weighing that against the desire to use in house and maximize that position.” Despite these reservations, Otto believed the hiring of a development specialist had greater benefit than using an outside contractor to perform some of the positions duties. Otto also expressed that having an in-house employee would facilitate communications and that there was an added benefit to having one person work on both retail and housing initiatives. “This position kind of kills two birds with one stone,” Otto said. Council member Jeff Price, on the other hand, expressed concerns about having a single person take on so many duties. Knabel expressed that many current city employees would take supporting roles in helping. “It really will need to be a team effort for the housing because you’ll have Brian (Friedman) involved with the oversight, and you’re going to have questions with planning and zoning,” Knabel said. “So there will need to be some coordination at staff level for this.” Prior to the vote, Mayor Mike Hansen said that he gave significant consideration with how to move forward with the housing initiative. He said there were two options available, the city could contract the work out or hire a team member. COUNCIL See Page 7A

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Pink Out Game set for Friday in Newton

The Newton Senior High School Pacesetters are sponsoring a Pink Out Game on Friday in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Pacesetters sold T-shirts with all the proceeds going to the Susan G. Komen Iowa Affiliate. The Pacesetters will perform a special lyrical dance at halftime. Coach Paige Meredith, a 2005 NHS graduate, has been touched twice by breast cancer. A classmate was diagnosed at the age of 23 with the disease and, most recently, her 53-year-old aunt from Des Moines. Neither had a family history of breast cancer. One in eight women will be afflicted by breast cancer. Breast cancer symptoms vary widely — from lumps to swelling to skin changes — and many breast cancers have no obvious symptoms at all. Symptoms that are similar to those of breast cancer may be the result of non-cancerous conditions like infection or a cyst. Breast self-exam should be part of your monthly health care routine, and you should visit your doctor if you experience breast changes. If you’re 40 or older or at a high risk for the disease, you should also have an annual mammogram and physical exam by a doctor. The earlier breast cancer is found and diagnosed, the better your chances of beating it.

Submitted Photo Several Newton students attended a leadership conference Sunday and Monday in Des Moines with hundreds of other DECA members from around the state. Pictured (front row, from left) are Colton Hansen, Patrick Murphy, Paul DeHart, Allison Ergenbright, Kacy Cazett, Somer Seals, Colin Hansen, Isaiah Dickey and Nathan Moorman. Back row: Cory Hartgers, Will Brock, Conner Claypool, Zakk Weatherly, Harrison McCarey, Dakota Dawson, Ray Schroder, Joseph Banfield, Michael McCormick, Devin Shores. DECA prepares emerging leaders in marketing, finance, hospitality and management and is led by Karla Cazett and assisted by Justin Liston. Visit for more information.

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Absentee ballots available for Nov. 5 election Absentee ballots for the upcoming Nov. 5 city election are now available, according to Jasper County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections Dennis K. Parrott. Persons wishing to vote by absentee ballot may do so personally in the office of the Commissioner of Elections, Room 201, Jasper County Courthouse in Newton. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. Registered voters may also request a ballot be mailed to them by calling the office at

Beggar’s Night is set for 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, in Newton, with Downtown Trick-or-Treating from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Trick-or-treating also is planned for 5 to 8 p.m. at Skiff Medical Center, 6 to 7 p.m. at Newton Village and 6 to 8 p.m. at Park Centre. There also will be a haunted house open from 6 to 8 p.m. at Newton Health Care Center. Any business or organization that would like to distribute candy downtown should contact the Greater Newton Area Chamber of Commerce by Oct. 25.

Jasper County Kids Against Hunger Nov. 9 On Nov. 9, the Jasper County Kids Against Hunger program again will package food to be sent to feed families in parts of the world where there are people starving. In the past years, the Jasper County KAH has packaged nearly 250,000 meals. The food has been sent to many countries, such as Nicaragua, Honduras and Haiti, as well as benefitting those in Iowa. The Lynnville Friends Church will host the Nov. 9 event. Local residents are invited to form teams of 12, collect $360 in donations and then come and help package the food. The deadline for registering of a team or a single individual willing to work is Nov 1. Contact Bill Bennett at to register or to receive information.

IOWA CITY (AP) — A 64-year-old substitute community college teacher has been arrested on drug allegations after a search of her Iowa City home. Johnson County Jail records said Dona Saforek remained in custody on Wednesday.

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(641) 792-7016 and requesting an absentee ballot request form be mailed to them. The voter then completes the information on the request form and mails the ballot request form back to the auditor’s office, and an absentee ballot will be mailed to them. This information is also available on the Jasper County website at In-office voter registration for the city election closes on Friday, Oct. 25. The deadline for registered voters to request an absentee ballot by mail is Friday, Nov. 1.

There also will be some polling place changes from past city elections. Voters in the City of Newton will have the option of voting at one of two vote centers located at the Union Hall, 1813 First St. N. in Newton, or the Jasper County Community Center, 2401 First Ave. E. in Newton. Voters in the City of Valeria will be voting in Mingo at the Mingo Community Building, 202 E. Railroad St. in Mingo. Voters in Oakland Acres will be voting in Kellogg at the Kellogg City Hall, 417 Front St. in Kellogg.

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Laura Anderson of Mingo died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, with her loving family by her side at Mary Greeley Hospital in Ames. Laura was born on Feb. 28, 1992, to Jon and Helen Anderson in Des Moines. Laura had a smart mouth and loved bubbles, Yahtzee, Arthur, Pocahontas, R/C airplanes, swimming and going fast. Laura leaves behind to cherish her memory, her parents; her siblings, Meagan, Rebecca, Arryanna, Aaliyah, Oscar and Michael Anderson

and Lindsey Doty; nephews and nieces, Trystin, Ayden, Corbin, Jessen, Lemi, Lily and Emily; grandparents, Rich and Jane Anderson and James and Linda Rigby; and other loving family and friends.

served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II as an aviation engineer.    Donald was united in marriage with Anne Eileen Kelly on Oct. 27, 1938, in Newton. He had worked in auto body repair for 20 years and then at the Maytag Company for 30 years, retiring in 1980. At the Maytag Company, he worked as a tool and

die inspector and as a supervisor for the last 10 years. He enjoyed gardening, fishing and hunting. While in the service and later as a hunter, Donald was an expert marksman. Those left to honor Donald’s memory are his two daughters, Patricia Anne Tratchel of Newton and Donna Vee DeLong of Newton; three grandchildren, Kelly (Doug) Sorenson of Newton, Tess (Mitch) Stein of Des Moines and Ben (Courtney) DeLong of Des Moines; his two great-grandchildren, Sebastian and Ryanne Sorenson; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Anne in 2002; three brothers; and three sisters.

States Navy during the Korean War. On June 6, 1955, he was united in marriage to Carol Brandon in Long Beach, Calif. He worked as a machinist at John Deere in Ankeny for 15 years, retiring in 1992. He was a member of Hope Assembly of God in Colfax, as well as the American Legion and the American Pigeon Association.

Those left to honor his memory include his wife Carol; children, Kim Teed of Newton, Clifford Teed and his wife Alesia of Newton, Carolyn Main and her special friend Michael Schreck and Debora Teed and her husband Dan of Newton; five grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; four sisters, Alene Beard of Colfax, Ruby Beard of Arizona, Bonnie McCart of Corydon, Henrietta Nickell of Cedar Rapids; and a brother, Richard Teed of Colfax. Preceding him in death were his parents; a son, Rodney Teed; three brothers, George, Edward and Leland; and two sisters, Dorothy Jones and Donna Smith.

Donald Vernon Tratchel Oct. 7, 2013 Donald Vernon Tratchel, 99, of Newton died Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, at Careage of Newton. A private family service was held at Newton Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Courthouse Christmas Tree Lighting Fund, Progress Industries or the donor’s choice may be left at the Wallace Family Funeral Home. Donald, the son of William Warren and Elsie Edith (Ryan) Tratchel, was born on Sept. 11, 1914, in rural Kellogg. He graduated from Newton High School in 1934. Donald

Gail J. Teed Oct. 7, 2013 Gail J. Teed, 81, of Colfax died Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Coburn Funeral Home with burial following at Ashton Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the Gail J. Teed Memorial Fund and condolences may be left for the family at www. coburnfuneralhomes. com. The son of Gail Delroy and Esther (Kern) Teed, Gail was born on Jan. 8, 1932, in Colfax. Gail served in the United

Police Blotter She was preceded in death by grandparents, Sonya and Elvin Bailey; aunt Kathyrn Anderson; great-grandfather Virgil Cole; and special cousin Shane Wolfe. A funeral service will be at noon Friday at Hamilton’s Altoona Funeral Home, 105 Fourth St. SW in Altoona. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. She will be laid to rest at Franklin Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to Laura’s family. Online condolences may be expressed at

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Obituaries Richard Holmes Oct. 6, 2013 Richard Holmes, 62, of Newton died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. No services are scheduled. The Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory is handling the cremation. Memorials in Richard’s name may be left at the funeral home. Richard, the son of Joseph A.

and Velma L. (Sells) Holmes, was born on Aug. 4, 1951, in Des Moines. He is survived by his wife, Susan Hellickson of Newton; sons, Levi, Danny and Richard Holmes; step-sons, Dennis Rice and Joshua Hellickson; step-daughter, Christa Ganaway; eight grandchildren; his sister, Kay Thompson of Carlisle; nephew Tommy Thompson; and many other family members. He is preceded in death by his parents.

William G. Gosselink, Oct. 8, 2013 William G. “Bill” Gosselink, 96, of Pella died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, in the Pella Regional Health Center Long Term Care Unit. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Trinity Reformed Church in Pella. Interment will be at the Oakwood Cemetery in Pella with military honors. Visitation will begin after noon Friday at the church, where family will be present from 5 to 7 p.m.

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My bowling team not be the greatest, but we do have fun Last week while at the office, I asked Daily News sports writer Dustin Turner a question that made him smirk and shake his head at me. The question at hand was, “ W h a t day were the bowlBy Ty Rushing ing results pub- Daily News Staff Writer lished?” The reason Dustin reacted the way he did was because I wanted to see my name in the paper under the bowling results, but hey why not? Every Wednesday at Cardinal Lanes, my team, “The Younger Professionals,” and I bowl as members of the This Bud’s For You League. We are probably the worst team in the league, but I guarantee you no team has as much fun losing as we do. Our sole purpose is to have fun and we only try to win if the team we are playing against happens to be a tab bit arrogant or unpleasant, but other than that, it’s all about having fun. I also think we have a nice balance on our roster. We have our captain Nicole “Rojo Grande” Lindstrom, who is such a serious bowler she has her own ball and shoes. It turns out her mom is a huge bowler as well and she is second generation pin maven. I don’t even own a bowling shirt and I’m about as streaky as they come. In addition to being captain, Rojo is our best and most consistent bowler. She is the heart and soul of the Younger Professionals. The only person who is about as bad as me consistently is Dustin himself. To give an

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example of how unfocused we are as a duo, last week we spent more time focusing on collecting MLB-themed ping pong balls than knocking down pins. No wonder we lost all three games, however, we had a great time and he get a Boston Red Socks ball we’re both convinced will make them win the World Series. I’m not a Red Sox fan (Go Royals), but I am a fan of sports superstition. Remember, it’s only weird if it doesn’t work. Next up is another Daily News staff member Dave Hon. Dave actually took a bowling course in college and is without a doubt our next best player. Unlike my clunky, but awesome Fred Flinstone-esque delivery, Dave delivers his ball with absolute precision and focus. He makes it look so effortless and it’s great to have that kind of consistency on your team. The final member is my good friend Zach Johnson. Zach is the wild card. One week, Zach could bowl worse than me and the very next this guy can have multiple strikes and spares in a frame. Zach is a very competitive guy and when he gets fired up, victory can all but be assured. So that in short is a snapshot of my motley crew whom I spend my Wednesday evenings with. Are we the best team? God, no! However, I doubt no team has as much fun as us. Also, I’m sure we knock back the most pitchers and we have some pretty good beer pong and quarters players. Other teams may beat us on the lanes, but I dare the “Pinheads” or “Team Samurai” to challenge us at anything involving beer. I guarantee we will win each and every time and have fun doing it.

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By Ken Sagar President, Iowa Federation of Labor

It’s no secret – many hardworking Iowa families are struggling. That is why it is so disheartening that Governor Branstad’s administration has responded to Iowans’ calls for change with sleight of hand. Rather than take steps to help Iowa families, the governor and his cronies are playing political games with important employment information. Since reassuming office, Governor Branstad’s has failed to create better conditions or develop better job training and preparation programs for workers. In fact, he has limited access for job assistance services by closing dozens of Workforce Development offices across the state. Rather than taking real steps to create jobs, he and his administration have devoted their energies to hiding the problem by developing a manipulated statistic that can return inflated employment numbers. The statistic is called ‘gross over-themonth employment gains.’ In its attempt to view Iowa’s employment problem through rose-colored glasses, the Branstad Administration has added this statistic to the Iowa Workforce Development’s monthly jobs total reporting. As the name implies, this new number only counts jobs added. Obviously, this gives a flawed idea of the true jobs situation, as it doesn’t account for jobs lost during the same duration. Think about it: You are hired for a temporary job, and a few weeks later your temporary position is no longer needed and you are let go. Given the nature of temporary work, this could happen three or four times in a year. Under Governor Branstad’s fuzzy math, you’ve helped to create three or four Iowa jobs over this period. It doesn’t matter that each one of those jobs ended. According to the Branstad administration, four jobs have been created. This

comes despite the fact that, at best, only one of these jobs existed at a time. It is shameful, and ultimately damaging to Iowans, for the Governor to waste taxpayers’ money and state officials’ time on this sort of shenanigans. This isn’t a jobs strategy. It’s a political strategy to defend a Branstad campaign promise. While running for governor, candidate Branstad pledged to create 200,000 new jobs for the state. So far, he has fallen far short of that promise. According to figures available on the Iowa Workforce Development website, only 7,400 more Iowans had jobs in August 2013 than in January 2011 when Governor Branstad took office. Given that Governor Branstad is in the tail end of the third year of his current term, he has very little to show for his efforts. This summer Governor Branstad gave a speech at an ALEC event where he stated that there are more Iowan’s working then at any time in the state’s history. Yet an Iowa Workforce Development report (Iowa’s Workforce and the Economy 2013) does not show the Governor’s statement to be true. Earlier this month, the Iowa Accountability Project filed an open records request with Iowa Workforce Development, asking that it make public its conversations with the governor and members of his administration about how this dubious number has made its way into official state business. Iowa families deserve a full accounting of what the “gross over-the-month employment gains” statistic means. But more than that, they deserve real job creating actions and policies out of the governor and his administration. Flawed numbers and rosy looking reports don’t keep a roof over Iowa families’ heads, or put food on their tables. Jobs do that, and it’s time Governor Branstad helps deliver some real ones.

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

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              

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             

     

      




                             






                                                                             

     


     

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                


                                               

                     


    


     


     


     


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‘Mutt Madness’ breed identification Special to the Daily News Can you tell a corgi from a lab-mix? How about from a boxer/shepherd mix or even a poodle-mix? Okay, so maybe you’re not a breed identification expert. But, surely people who handle a lot of dogs are better at identifying dogs’ breeds? Well according to many studies the answer would be no.

Many studies have been completed that compare DNA analysis with the best guesses made by experts including veterinarians, trainers, animal control officers and even breeders. The studies found that 75 percent of the time they were wrong when trying to visually ID a dog. The poster above “Inaccuracy of Breed Labels Assigned to Dogs of Unknown

Origin” has been provided by the National Canine Research Council. This study was performed by Victoria Voith, PhD, DVM, DACVB, and colleagues from Western University of Health Sciences originally compared the breed identifications assigned by adoption agencies to dogs of unknown parentage with DNA breed analysis of the same dogs. They found low

agreement between the two. Let’s talk about the science behind identifying our canine friends. Each and every dog big or small is made up of approximately 20,000 genes. Less than 1 percent of the 20,000 genes make up the entire physical appearance of a dog! Only three of those 20,000 genes make up what the hair coat looks like length, texture and color. It

takes only six of the 20,000 genes to make up what the dog’s face looks like including the shape of the head. None of these genes determine the behavior of any dog. These lessons sound a lot like what we try to teach our children: judge people as individuals, not by how they look. Hopefully soon we will begin applying this same logic to our canine friends.

Iowa business defends denial of same-sex wedding GRIMES (AP) — The owners of a private event venue have filed a lawsuit against the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, claiming that any attempt by the commission to force the couple behind the business to host a same-sex wedding violates their religious beliefs. Betty and Richard Odgaard filed the suit Monday in connection with their decision in August to deny a same-sex couple from holding their wedding at the Görtz Haus Gallery in Grimes. The Mennonite owners said the wedding violated their religious beliefs, The Des Moines Register reported. The couple said if they’re forced to host such events, it would be a violation of the Iowa Civil Rights Act. There is no specific punitive action in the case, said the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, which is defending the Odgaards. But the suit said the Odgaards “may be exposed to financial

“I have nothing against gays and lesbians. Nothing. I just personally believe that a marriage is between one man and one woman. I don’t condemn or judge anybody else for their beliefs and how they live their life.” — Betty Odgaard of Grimes

punishment and other forms of official coercion” by the commission. Lee Stafford and his partner, Jared, filed a complaint with the Iowa Civil Rights Commission and claimed the business could not discriminate based on religion because the former church is a public venue. The Görtz Haus serves as a gallery, bistro and private event venue.

Betty Odgaard said her business has suffered from a boycott following the denial, and she and her husband received threatening email messages, Internet postings and phone calls. She said their denial was not discriminatory. “I have nothing against gays and lesbians. Nothing,” she said. “I just personally believe that a marriage is between one man and one woman. I

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don’t condemn or judge anybody else for their beliefs and how they live their life.” Donne Red Wing, executive director of One Iowa, a gay and lesbian rights group, said an individual should not be prohibited from basic freedoms because of someone else’s religious beliefs. “One Iowa absolutely respects the faith traditions and the deeply held convictions of Mr. and Mrs. Odgaard,” she said in a statement. “However, the Gortz Haus is a public accommodation, not a religious institution. Because the Odgaards offer a service to the public-and that service includes the use of their facilities for civil marriages and receptions — they cannot and should not deny this service to someone based solely on sexual orientation or gender identity according to the Iowa Civil Rights Act.”




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Daughter-in-law’s pregnancy tears husband’s family apart DEAR ABBY: My daughter-in-law had an affair with a co-worker and is now pregnant by him. She swears she loves my son and won’t leave him, but insists that her lover be a part of the baby’s life. My son is torn. They have two small children and he doesn’t want to break up the family. How can he continue to trust her? My husband refuses to have her in our house. She can be vindictive to those she feels have “wronged” her, and I’m afraid she’ll keep us from the grandchildren. My son used to go to church before she came along, but they no longer go. We sought legal advice for him and he knows the score in that regard. Abby, how can we make him see this woman is no good for him? — HEAVY-HEARTED MOTHER IN GEORGIA DEAR MOTHER: If I were you, I’d stop trying. Your son has made his choice, which is to keep his family together. If that means accepting that his wife will maintain a relationship with her lover and, in essence, her baby will have “two daddies,” that’s the way it’s going to be. While I understand your husband’s anger, as long as your son is willing to tolerate the situation, there is nothing to be gained by banning your daughter-in-law from the premises. Because you mentioned church, pray for the strength to support your son through this because he’s going to need it. I’m sure he is fully aware that his wife isn’t “good” for him, but he’s trying to take the high road anyway. So try to be supportive. DEAR ABBY: I met a woman who seems to be everything I have been looking for. We have similar interests and share many of the same goals. My problem is I’m only 5 foot 9 and she’s 6 feet tall. Am I foolish for feeling like less of a man when in her company? What will people think? — NOT SO TALL IN NEW JERSEY DEAR NOT SO TALL: If you would allow a 3-inch difference in height to keep you from pursuing a woman who “seems to be everything you’re looking for,” then you ARE foolish. Being taller than a woman doesn’t make a man more manly. What makes a man

manly is his level of self-confidence, which you appear to lack. Until you understand and accept that what other people think is THEIR problem, I’m not sure you’ll find the happiness you’re looking for. DEAR ABBY: I’m a 15-year-old girl who’s involved with social media. My parents have always been protective. A few days ago they asked me for the passwords to my Twitter, Facebook and email accounts. I understand they’re trying to protect me, but the fact that they don’t trust me by now is upsetting. I tried telling them this, and they say they DO trust me, but they still want my passwords. Is this a contradiction? I need some independence, and they don’t seem to understand that. — LOSING MY MIND IN TACOMA, WASH. DEAR LOSING YOUR MIND: It’s not a contradiction if you read some of the news coverage on the Internet about young people who have committed suicide because they were hounded by cyberbullies. It’s not a contradiction if you consider that sometimes bad things happen at parties that aren’t properly supervised. If, God forbid, you should “disappear,” your parents — and the police — would want to know who had been communicating with you and what was said. Please do not overreact to their concern. While it would have been better if they had given you a reason for their request, I doubt they’ll be reading over your shoulder. Most parents don’t spend a lot of time doing that unless they have some reason to mistrust their teenager.






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Least of Saints Ministry leader to speak at St. Luke UMC

Harkin receives national peace, human rights award Special to the Daily News

Submitted Photo Scott Greene, founder of the Least of Saints Ministry, will share the story of the ministry’s start Sunday at St. Luke United Methodist Church. Greene felt there was a need for a place for individuals who wouldn’t usually enter a church building. He rented the former Axtell building on First Avenue and began preaching at 6 p.m. every Saturday night. His wife, Linda, helped clean and prepare the place and fully supports his efforts. New people come to the informal ministry every week. St. Luke worship times are 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday and the community is invited. The St. Luke praise band will play, and an offering will be received to support the Least of Saints Ministry.

Council Continued from Page 1A “I began to have concerns that if we didn’t have a qualified person to take the lead in our housing initiative and to work with the NHDC…I saw that arrangement could be problematic,” Hansen said. “So I quickly came to a conclusion that (hiring a development specialist) is the best approach.” Hansen said he also believes this option would have the least financial impact on the city’s budget with the greatest reward. He said he had reservations about contracting the position to a third party. “I hope the community understands this is a venture to improve the community and work on some areas that we

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haven’t worked on in the past,” “There’s not guarantees, obviously, but we have to consider the best approach and that’s the best approach is to have someone on the team.” Knabel said without someone to tackle these duties would result in current city staff being forced to drop other duties. In the end, Hansen said the important factor was that the development specialist act as the sales person for the housing programs, something Knabel echoed. “That person needs the personality. He needs to be an extrovert, not like myself, the introvert,” Knabel said. Council member Dennis Julius said he has concerns about general pressures on the current city payroll. Additionally, he added, he

wanted to ensure that the city will potentially have the funding to support the enforcement of a new animal ordinance. “I think it would be bad if we didn’t follow through with all the efforts and suggestions other people have put up to address that problem, which will make Newton a better community,” Julius said. Knabel noted that departments across the city have expressed to him the need for more people, but that many directors understand the investment benefit in a position like this. “Everyone has those kind of needs that they face,” he said. “Those kinds of pressures will always be there.” Staff writer Dave Hon may be contacted at (641) 7923121, ext. 425, or at dhon@

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Council for a Livable World, Council for a Livable World’s PeacePAC and the Center for Arms Control and N o n - Pr o l i f e r a t i o n awarded the Father Robert F. Drinan National Peace and Human Rights Award to Sen. Tom Harkin (DIA) and former Congressman Bob Edgar (D-PA). Rep. Edgar’s award was given posthumously and received by his wife, Merle Edgar. “It is a pleasure to give this well-deserved award to Senator Harkin for his nearly four decades of work advocating for human rights in the U.S. Congress,” said Terry Lierman, the event chairman and member of Council for a Livable World and PeacePAC’s Boards of Directors. “Senator Harkin has been a tireless advocate and his retirement next

year will leave a significant void in the halls of the Capitol.” In selecting Sen. Harkin, the groups cited the Senator’s efforts to increase the health and wellness of all Americans, to improve the nation’s education system and tireless advocacy for working families. Moreover, the Senator was active on national security issues even before his first election to Congress. “Bob Edgar was a triathlon champ,” said David Cohen, former president of Common Cause and senior Congressional Fellow at Council for a Livable World. “It is so fitting that Bob receives the Drinan award. Like Father Bob Drinan, Bob passionately connected peace, social justice, the social gospel and action.” In selecting Congressman Edgar, the groups cited his opposition to the Iraq War, advocacy for nuclear arms control and sup-

port of American veterans. They also cited his efforts on environmental reform, poverty eradication, reducing wasteful government spending and defense of civil rights. The National Journal once called Rep. Edgar the real-life version of Frank Capra’s Mr. Smith from the iconic Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.  The Father Robert F. Drinan National Peace and Human Rights Award is given annually to individuals “who exemplify Father Drinan’s commitment to peace and human justice.” It was established in 2005 in honor of Father Drinan, the former chairman of PeacePAC and first Catholic priest elected to Congress.  Father Drinan served in Congress for 10 years as a Congressman from Massachusetts. The awards were given in a ceremony at the Frederick Douglass Museum in Washington, D.C.

Iowan takes bullying lawsuit to Iowa’s high court MASON CITY (AP) — A woman has appealed her bullying lawsuit against the Mason City school district to the Iowa Supreme Court. The Mason City Globe Gazette reported the lawsuit filed by Heather Conti on behalf of her teenage daughter was dismissed by a Cerro Gordo County District Court judge last month. The lawsuit filed in June 2012 says that

during the previous school year, Angelina Conti suffered harassment that was “detrimental to her physical and mental health and substantially interfered with her academic performance.” The lawsuit says that when Heather Conti complained to school officials, they took no action to protect the teenager. The girl later open-enrolled in a neighboring district.

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Holy Trinity hosting fall ham ball supper Oct. 26 Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1409 S. Eighth Ave. E. in Newton, will host a Harvest Ham Ball Supper on Saturday, Oct. 26. Menu items include ham balls, scalloped potatoes, buttered corn, cole slaw, rolls and dessert. Serving will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The cost is $8 for those age 13 and older and $5 for those age 12 and younger. Proceeds will benefit the parking lot repair fund.

Jazz band plays at Bridgehouse

St. Stephen’s to raise money for crops

By Dave Hon Daily News Staff Writer

Bridghouse was flowing with a little more than coffee Tuesday night. At 7 p.m. Tuesday, homeschool students in a jazz ensemble presented their first concert. The group of seven entertained children and adults at Bridgehouse with songs like “Linus and Lucy” by Vince Guradi and the classic New Orleans tune “The Saints Go Marching In.” John Thorpe, a priest at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Dave Hon/Daily News and a father of children who are John Thorpe gives director to the home-schooled students before they homeschooled, led the group. start up the next song. “My family and I homeschool, and we like it, so we’re a part of ally has four to five people in it, learn jazz.” the group, and there’s a big home- but he said the number of stuThorpe said some of them are school group here in Newton,” dents interested in joining the interested in studying music in Thorpe said. “It’s a pretty active group was a little over that. He college and should know some group. We like each other, and said they’ve not only learned how basic skills, like improvisation. last spring I put on a presentation to play instruments but studied “Even if they’re going to play with over 32 different musical in- improvisation and jazz theory symphonic stuff for the rest of struments for the kids.” too. their life, they need to know During that presentation, Thorpe said he studied mu- something about it because it’s some of the students wanted to sic in college, but his love of just a huge part of music,” Thorpe learn more about how to play jazz started when he was in high said. some of the instruments. Thorpe school. He said his high school Brock Patterson, owner of said some of the students were jazz band director was extremely Bridgehouse, said they’ve had more advanced than others. talented. other bands come in and play be“There were over 80 kids in“With our own kids now, fore, like for the 24 hour prayer volved, and some of them had it’s hard to get around and play event. never seen instruments before,” in a band,” Thorpe said. “So, I “They did an awesome job,” Thorpe said. thought, I have a desire to play in Patterson said. “I’m very proud of Thorpe said a jazz group usu- a band. I’d love to see these kids them.”

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Members of the parish of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church raised money to help combat world hunger through the annual CROP Walk, held Sunday afternoon in Newton. St. Stephen’s was among several denominations throughout Jasper County who participated. The walkers from St. Stephen’s included Rochelle Dungan, Jonnelle Farver and Barry Hurto. Together they collected $275 in pledges for the cause. CROP, which stands for Christian Relief Overseas Project, was started after World War II to help meet hunger needs all over the world. In recent years, it has partnered with Church World Service to continue its mission of helping to alleviate hunger in parts of the globe through education.

Least of Saints Ministry Leader to speak at UMC Scott Greene, founder of the Least of Saints Ministry, will share the story of the ministry’s start at St. Luke United Methodist Church this Sunday. Greene felt there was a need for a place for people who wouldn’t usually enter a church building. He and wife, Linda, rented the former Axtell building on First Avenue in Newton and began preaching in July. The St. Luke praise band will play, and an offering will be received to support the Least of Saints Ministry.

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Cardinal golfers’ season ends at 4A district tournament By Jocelyn Sheets Daily News Sports Editor PLEASANT HILL — Newton’s Cardinals are not going to be at the Iowa Class 4A State Boys’ State Golf Tournament this weekend. Nor is Waukee, which had been the topranked team all season. In Tuesday’s district tournament at Copper Creek Golf Course, the Cardinals finished seventh as a team. The top three teams advance to the state tournament. From this district tournament that would be Des Moines Roosevelt, 303, Dowling Catholic, 309, and Southeast Polk, 310. Southeast Polk, the host team, edged out Waukee by one stroke. Waukee was fourth at 311. Newton’s four-man total was 344 for seventh. Norwalk was fifth at 339 and Indianola placed sixth at 340. Behind Newton came Council Bluffs Lewis Central, 364, Des Moines East and Des Moines Hoover tying for ninth at 382, Council Bluffs Abe Lin-

coln at 386, Des Moines Lincoln at 388, Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson at 413 and Des Moines North. “We did not have our best round today. We felt pressure like all of the other teams and that is something that we will need to get better at to compete at the state level,” said Pat Riley, Newton head golf coach. Senior Bobby Dowling finished his NHS career with an 84 to lead the Cardinals. Devin Shores, a junior, and Austin Reynolds, a freshman, each tallied an 85. Sophomore Derek Damman shot a 90. Cory Hartgers, a senior, ended his Cardinal run with a final 95. Sophomore Jordan Henning carded a 109. “We had growing pains, which will only make us better. We have a strong core of kids coming back so I like how next year is shaping up. We will certainly miss Bobby and Cory as we move forward and we wish them the best of luck in their futures,” Riley said.

Jocelyn Sheets/Daily News Newton senior Bobby Dowling (above) putts during Tuesday’s 4A district tournament at Copper Creek Golf Course in Pleasant Hill. Below, senior Cory Hartgers tees off at No. 10.

Jocelyn Sheets/Daily News Above, Newton freshman Austin Reynolds hits out of a sand trap at district. Below, sophomore Jordan Henning chips onto the No. 18 green.

Jocelyn Sheets/Daily News Above, junior Devin Shores watches his tee shot. At left, sophomore Derek Damman hits a shot out on a fairway during district play Tuesday.

Cardinals roll to a conference win at home By Jocelyn Sheets Daily News Sports Editor NEWTON — “I love playing at home. Our student section was great. They supported us and it was awesome. We draw energy from them,” said Newton senior Kacy Cazett, following Tuesday’s Little Hawkeye Conference win at home for the Cardinal volleyball team. The Cardinals used the energy from a large NHS student crowd to rally from a first-set loss against the visiting Grinnell Tigers. Newton defeated Grinnell 22-25, 2521, 25-18, 25-17 to go 4-1 in Little Hawkeye Conference play. Grinnell gained the first set with a “short-game” approach. “Grinnell seems to beat us in the past by doing things out of the ordinary — things we’re not ready to defend,” said Cardinal head coach Kim Florke. “We made an adjustment with our defense after the first set because of the tipping and their two-handed pushes of the ball to the middle of the floor.” The Tigers got the volleyball to hit the floor a lot against the Cardinals by tipping the ball just over Jocelyn Sheets/Daily News Up at the net for the block is Newton’s Bailey Beaderstadt against Grinnell’s Regan Sharp (5) in Tuesday’s Little Hawkeye Conference match. Covering the play for the Cardinals are Michaela Bleeker (13) and Megan Pressgrove (11). The Cardinals rallied to win at home, 22-25, 25-121, 25-18, 25-17.


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Sports Calendar Thursday Volleyball Colfax-Mingo, Gilbert at CMB, 5 p.m. Lynnville-Sully at North Mahaska, 6 p.m. Nevada at PCM, 6 p.m. Cross Country Colfax-Mingo, Lynnville-Sully at Montezuma, 5 p.m. CMB at South Hamilton Middle School Volleyball Boone at Newton 8th, 4:30 p.m. Newton 7th at Boone, 4:30 p.m. Girls’ Swimming Boone at NCMP, 5:30 p.m., Newton YMCA Friday High School Football Adel DeSoto Minburn at Newton 9th, 4:45 p.m. Adel DeSoto Minburn at Newton varsity, 7:30 p.m. Des Moines Christian at ColfaxMingo, 7:30 p.m. PCM at Clarke, 7:30 p.m. CMB at Albia, 7:30 p.m. Lynnville-Sully at North Mahaska, 7 p.m. Pella Chrisitan at Van Meter, 7 p.m. Boys’ Golf 4A State Tournament, Hunter’s Ridge Golf Course, Marion

Lynnville-Sully sweeps matches with Montezuma By Jocelyn Sheets Daily News Sports Editor SULLY — LynnvilleSully’s Hawks captured a South Iowa Cedar League win at home Monday against Montezuma. The Hawks won 18-25, 25-19, 22-25, 25-23, 15-6. “We started playing our game close to the end of the first set,” said Heather James, Hawk head coach “We missed more serves than we like to, which would have made a difference in the score. Our girls played very scrappy and with a lot of heart. That makes up for it all.” Cassie Cullen pounded d o w n 23 kills for the match. Lysandra James delivered Cullen s e v e n kills at the net followed by Taylor Vander Leest with three kills, and Jade Van Rees with two kills. Van Rees had 27 set assists. Leading the Hawks at the service line, was James with nine ace serves. Kristal Beyer went 11-of-11 serving with three aces. Cullen, Van Reese and Vander Leest each had three ace serves. Van Rees and Cullen each came up with 11 digs. Vander Leest had eight dig, and James had four digs. The Lynnville-Sully junior varsity won 22-25, 25-13, 15-11. Brenna Lanser had nine kills, two ace serves, and 14 digs. Jelissa Rozendaal put up 14 set assists, served four aces and had 11 digs. Marissa Vos had three kills, was 7-of-7 serving with one ace, and had four digs. Shelby Foster had two kills, went 6-of-6 serving, and had one dig. Riley Rockwell had four aces, going 15-of-16 at the service line, plus had nine digs. The freshman-sophomore match went to the Hawks as well, 21-9, 21-13. Jelissa Rozendaal had three kills, six assists, four ace serves and one dig. Makenzy Rozendaal was 12-of-13 serving with eight aces, and had one kill. Naomi Shinkle had two kills, four ace serves and three digs. Sports Editor Jocelyn Sheets may be contacted at (641) 7923121, ext. 432, or at jsheets@

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Aggressive Mustangs sweep Eagles at Saydel By Dustin Turner Daily News Sports Writer

5-3. She went to the service line. Six points and two aces later, the Mustangs were up 11-3 with the Eagles taking a timeout. PCM increased the lead to 17-7, and with Williams serving, Saydel lost a point on a mishit. Courtney Van Houweling landed a kill, and a shot that landed long gave PCM a 22-8 lead. The Eagles surged late in the set enough to make it close, especially after aces by Kaley Kuehl made it 22-14. PCM got the ball back into Gilson’s hands at the service line, ending the set with an ace. Kenzie Clarke started the third set with a phenomenal dig that led to a kill by Kain. The following serve was long, tying it up at one. Saydel took a 3-1 lead, but a tip by Van Houweling made it 3-2. Williams landed an ace to tie things up. They traded points until the Eagles pulled ahead with some strong serves, and an ace by Kuhl made it 12-6. Saydel looked to be in control until momentum switched.

With the score 19-13, Gilson got a kill to give the ball back to PCM. Winegar served up some strong hits, and the Mustangs pulled within three at 20-17. Van Houweling’s kill kept them in it at 21-18. She then scored an ace for the Mustangs, and Gilson followed with a kill to pull within one. Saydel hit one into the net, tying the set at 21. Gilson hit another kill, making it match point at 24-21. Despite getting two more points, a Saydel kill attempt landed long, giving the win to PCM. “That was such a great effort,” Keitges said. “The communication was much better. They talked so well on the floor, and I was very happy to see that. At the end, they didn’t give up. They talked themselves through it. I loved their focus.” Gilson put together an effort unequaled by nearly any other high school volleyball player in the state, according to the IGHSAU’s website, serving up nine aces in the

Mustang victory. PCM barely lost a point with her serving in the first two sets. Van Houweling led the team with eight kills, followed by Gilson’s seven. Williams’ nine assists led the Mustangs. Van Veen had four assists, and Jayci Vos picked up four set assists. Van Houweling also had the team lead in digs with 10. Clarke’s nine digs were second for the Mustangs. PCM will try to keep the momentum going, but with a match coming up on Thursday against Nevada, things will not be getting any easier for the Mustangs. “Positivity builds positivity,” Keitges said. “We have a big game coming up Thursday against Nevada. It’s going to be tough. I think we just build on this. The more confidence they get and the more they play hard and play like that, will help them get better. We play 13 games in these last two weeks, so they’re excited and focused.”

SAYLOR — A week ago, when Prairie City-Monroe’s volleyball team fell in straight sets to North Polk at home, the team’s coach Mollie Keitges said she thought they came out a little bit too timid. That was not the case on Tuesday against Saydel, when the Mustangs got their most decisive win of the season, taking down the Eagles in straight sets (25-15, 25-15, 25-23). “They were much more aggressive,” Keitges said. “I loved our defense tonight. They weren’t letting balls drop. The girls were flying on the floor to pick balls up. So, the defense started it, and our hitters were very smart, knowing when to swing and play small ball.” Saydel jumped out to an early lead in the first set, going up 7-4, but that faded quickly. A side out gave the ball to PCM, and the Mustangs wouldn’t give it back until they had the lead. Senior Abbi Gilson served up an ace to pull within one at 7-6. The next point was a kill by Cassidy Van Veen. Lexi Kain spiked one to the floor to give PCM its first lead. Katie Vande Wall blocked one at the net to take an 11-8 advantage. PCM and Saydel would trade points until a serve went into the net for the Eagles. A spike by Gilson made it 16-12, and another kill by Kain made it 18-14. Gilson served up three straight aces, allowing the Mustangs to pull away. Kain spiked another one to make it set point, and the freshman Kayla Jennings ended the set at 25-15. Both teams traded points to begin the second set, but the Mustangs pulled ahead after an ace by Megan Winegar. Emma Williams landed a Dustin Turner/Daily News kill to give PCM a two-point PCM senior Abbi Gilson (17) celebrates with teammates Katie Vande Wall (11) and Jayci Vos (12) lead. Later on, Gilson would following one of her seven kills against Saydel. Gilson was second on the team in kills and had a seasonhammer one home to make it high nine aces.

Red Sox beat Rays, advance to ALCS Eagles defeat ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — When the champagne stopped flowing in the visitor’s clubhouse, the Boston Red Sox took the celebration back out to the stands at Tropicana Field so that family and friends could share some of the fun. A year after finishing in last place, the AL East champion Red Sox won 97 games to match St. Louis for the best record in baseball. Now, they’re moving on to the AL championship series for the first time in five years. “I think at this point it really doesn’t do any good to kind of look at where we were,” reliever Craig Breslow said after coming out of the bullpen to give the team a huge boost in a 3-1 victory that ended Tampa Bay’s season. Shane Victorino’s infield single snapped a seventh-inning tie and Dustin Pedroia’s ninth-inning sacrifice fly provided insurance for the Red Sox. Koji Uehara got the final four outs — one night after giving up a game-winning homer — and Boston rebounded to take the series in four games. There was a sense of relief in finally getting past the Rays, who have been a tough matchup for Boston over the past six seasons. Counting three wins in the ALDS, the Red Sox won 15 of 23 meetings between the teams this season. “I’m assuming that the next opponent we have is going to be as tall a challenge as Tampa is,” manager John Farrell said.

Both managers mixed and matched all night in a tense game that felt more like a chess match. Desperately trying to force a fifth game, Rays skipper Joe Maddon used nine pitchers — a postseason record for a nine-inning game — and had ace David Price warming up for a potential 10th inning. “The way it was working at the beginning there, I could see it was just not going to work and we had to do something differently,” Maddon said. “We became a little bit more extemporaneous at that point.” Making their fourth playoff appearance in six years despite having one of the lowest payrolls in baseball, the budget-minded Rays have not advanced past the division series since reaching the 2008 World Series. Xander Bogaerts scored the tying run on Joel Peralta’s wild pitch in the seventh and Victorino followed with an RBI infield single. Pedroia drove in Bogaerts with a sacrifice fly in the ninth to make it 3-1, and Uehara struck out Evan Longoria to end it. The Rays retreated to a solemn clubhouse. “Obviously, everybody is disappointed right now. Joe (Maddon) came in here and said to not hang our heads and remember that we had our backs against the wall several times and played really well to get to this point,” second baseman Ben Zobrist said. “It was a good year overall, but it’s tough to take the loss.”

Warriors By Jocelyn Sheets Daily News Sports Editor

NORWALK — Pella Chrisitan’s Eagles recorded their 11th win in their last 14 matches on Tuesday. They defeated host Norwalk 25-19, 25-16, 25-15 in Little Hawkeye Conference play. The Eagles’ win over the Warriors put them at 2-3 in conference play and 13-13 overall. Becca Gritters delivered 14 kills and two assisted blocks at the net. She also went 16-of-18 serving with two aces. Hannah Beltman had six kills, one solo block and two assisted blocks. Christa Veenstra had four kills, two assisted blocks and one solo block. Veenstra was a stalwart at the serving line, 19-of-20, and had one ace serve. Lauren Jungling was 11-of-11 serving with one ace, plus had 18 set assists and 10 digs. Laura Nicholson put up one solo block and five assisted blocks. Alyssa Starkey came up with 21 digs, and served two aces. Logan De Graaf had 14 digs.

Detroit Tigers rally past Oakland A’s, stay alive in ALDS DETROIT (AP) — Justin Verlander is again standing between the Oakland Athletics and the AL championship series. But only after Max Scherzer — the man who supplanted Verlander as Detroit’s top starter this year — kept the Tigers’ season alive with a relief outing to remember. Scherzer escaped a major jam one inning after two fans reached out to try to reel in Victor Martinez’s disputed home run, and the Tigers rallied past the Oakland Athletics 8-6 Tuesday to force a decisive fifth game in their AL division series.

Verlander will start at Oakland on Thursday night, almost a year to the day after he shut out the A’s at the Coliseum in Game 5 of the division series last season. Scherzer was in line to start Game 5, but the 21-game winner came on Tuesday instead for his first relief appearance since the 2011 postseason. He wriggled out of a bases-loaded, none-out jam in the eighth inning and got the win. Playing catch-up most of the way in Game 4, the Tigers tied it first with Jhonny Peralta’s three-run homer in the fifth and then on Martinez’s solo shot in

the seventh. A couple of fans attempted to catch Martinez’s drive, and at least one of them bobbled the ball while reaching for it over the railing above the wall. That prevented right fielder Josh Reddick from having any chance at a leaping grab. Reddick and center fielder Coco Crisp immediately protested, pointing up at the stands in the hope of a fan-interference call. But umpires upheld the home run after a replay review. “I have no doubt I was going to catch that ball. When I looked at the replay, that’s what

I thought,” Reddick said. “It’s totally frustrating that a fan can influence the game.” Scherzer came out of the bullpen in the seventh and gave up a run, then ran into trouble again in the eighth. With the Tigers ahead 5-4, he allowed a walk and a double to start the inning. An intentional walk to load the bases followed, and Leyland opted to leave his ace on the mound. Yoenis Cespedes hit a tworun single in the ninth, bringing the potential tying run to the plate, but Joaquin Benoit struck out Seth Smith to end it.

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Volleyball: Cardinals’ shot at LCH title is still intact Continued from Page 1B the net. Also they benefited from several “tape-runners,” when the volleyball caught the top of the net and ran down the tape, dropping on the Newton side. Florke said the Cardinals brought everybody into the net and said “beat us long.” She said her team stopped the volleyball from dropping as much, which allowed the Cardinals to attack. Using the conference-leading hitter Michaela Bleeker early in the second set, the Cardinals got out to a 6-2 lead. They stayed in front for the 25-21 win, which came on a Bailey Beaderstadt kill. Bleeker delivered a team-high 26 kills in the match. And two of those came back-to-back with Amber Karsten on the service line in the third set, Karsten served up her only ace of the night to put the Cardinals up 4-1. Karsten, who went 22-of-23 at the service line with 14 points and four aces overall, had a fivepoint run serving to restore the Cardinal lead after the Tigers gained a 12-13 advantage. Beaderstadt served up three points to push Newton’s lead up a little more, 21-15. The Cardinals won 25-18. “Our team just came together. we always have our heads up and get back at it out there,” Cazett said. “After we noticed they were tipping a lot, I moved forward at middle back and set up closer to the 10foot line. I was able to pick up more tips.” Cazett plays libero — a back-row defensive specialist — for the Cardinals. She had 13 digs in the match. Bleeker also picked up 13 digs and Holly Vander Pol had 12 digs. Newton established a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five match. Grinnell wasn’t folding. The Tigers got a 7-6 lead on three straight service points. Newton set to their go-to hitter, Bleeker, who downed a kill to make it 7-7. Bleeker was serving so Megan Pressgrove set up Jennifer Ventling, not just once but twice, for kills. The Cardinals never trailed after that but did have to fend off the Tigers a couple of times. Bleeker, who served for nine points as she went 16-of-16 at the service line with two aces on the night, had a four-point stint serving to get a 22-15 lead. Vander Pol had a kill and a tip in that run for Newton. Ventling, who had five service points on the night used an ace to get the final point, 25-17. “We played more consistently in the final three sets tonight. Our freshman setter is making some mistakes but that’s going to happen. Megan is im-

Jocelyn Sheets/Daily News Michaela Bleeker passes the volleyball from the back row for Newton in Tuesday’s home match against Grinnell. Bleeker not only leads the team in kills at the net, the senior also is one of the top passes on the Cardinal team. Newton defeated Grinnell in Little Hawkeye Conference play, 3-1.

proving all the time for us,” Florke said. “What I really liked about tonight’s match was all seven hitters really peppered the ball. We were really swinging at it really well.” Pressgrove had a triple-double for the Cardinals. She was credited with 41 set assists plus she had 10 kills and 10 digs. Pressgrove served four points and had one ace serve. Karsten had four set assists. Beaderstadt served 12 points and had one ace serve, and Vander Pol had three service points. At the net, Karsten put down nine kills, followed by six from Ventling and five from Vander Pol. Bleeker made two solo blocks, and Beaderstadt had one solo block. Ventling had a block assist. Karsten had six digs and Ventling had three digs. The Cardinals improved to 20-9 overall — four away from the team-record 24 match wins. Newton has two more conference matches to play. They are a win out of first place in the Little Hawkeye Conference. Pella beat Knoxville 25-20,

25-18, 25-17 Tuesday to go 5-0 in conference play. Oskaloosa upended Dallas Center-Grimes 25-20, 21-25, 25-23, 25-22 and Pella Christian beat Norwalk 25-19, 25-16, 25-15. Dallas Center-Grimes and Knoxville are 3-1, while Grinnell and Pella Christian are 2-3 in LHC action. Oskaloosa is 1-4 and Norwalk dropped to 0-4. Newton travels to Oskaloosa next Tuesday. Newton’s junior varsity volleyball team dropped a 25-14, 25-17 decision to Grinnell. The Cardinal freshman team claimed a 24-26, 26-19, 15-9 win over the Tigers. For the NHS freshmen, Emma Meyer went 14of-14 at the service line with six ace serves plus had five kills at the net. Elizabeth Coyle was 14-of-15 serving with four aces and had four set assists. Morgan Allen delivered 10 kills for the freshmen, and was 7-for-7 in serve receive. Courtney Jacobsen had two service aces. Taylor Shipley was credited with 18 set assists, and Bailey Davis had three kills.

Jocelyn Sheets/Daily News Above, Courtney Jacobsen (11) goes up for a spike at the net for the Newton freshman squad against Grinnell Tuesday night at home. The freshman team won in three sets. At right, Newton’s Fran Lucas (2) makes a save along the line on the back row for the junior varsity Tuesday against Grinnell. The Cardinal junior varsity fell in two sets.

Dodgers move on in National League playoffs LOS ANGELES (AP) — As the celebration raged around them, Sandy Koufax sought out Clayton Kershaw in the hazy mist of the clubhouse for a hug. Koufax, whose blazing fastball dominated baseball in the mid-1960s, removed the protective goggles from his eyes and rested his arms on Kershaw’s broad shoulders. From the franchise’s old left-handed ace to its current young southpaw, a smiling Koufax looked Kershaw in the eyes and bestowed his congratulations. The Dodgers had advanced to their 10th National League championship series with a 4-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Monday night. “To get a hug and get a ‘good job’ from a guy like that, from a guy that’s been there, from a guy that’s done this before and was the best at it for a long time is pretty special,” Kershaw said. “He genuinely cares about not only this team but kind of our well-being. He cares about us. That’s awesome.”

The NL West champions open the next round Friday against St. Louis or Pittsburgh. The Cardinals host the wild-card Pirates in a winner-take-all Game 5 on Wednesday. “We’ve moved one step closer,” said Don Mattingly, managing in the playoffs for the first time. Juan Uribe hit a go-ahead, tworun homer in the eighth inning after Kershaw started on short rest for the Dodgers, who reached the NLCS for the first time since 2009. “It was a special night to get to do it here in L.A.,” said Kershaw, his hair slick from the spray of beer and champagne. “We haven’t won anything yet, but it definitely feels good to get to celebrate. You never want to pass those moments up.” Carl Crawford homered his first two times up and the Dodgers won the best-of-five playoff 3-1. “This does not get old. I love the champagne. I love the burning sensation in my eyes,” center fielder Skip

Schumaker said. “A lot of these guys have never experienced the moving on to the next round and I’m happy for them.” Yasiel Puig doubled down the rightfield line leading off the eighth against losing pitcher David Carpenter. The rookie charged into second base and pumped his right fist in the air. Fans were on their feet chanting “Let’s go Dodgers!” when Uribe fouled off two bunt attempts. Then he sent a hanging 2-2 breaking ball into the Dodgers’ bullpen in left field to put them in front for the second time. Uribe knew it was gone as soon as he connected. He dropped his bat and threw both arms in the air at home plate. “This moment today I’ll never forget,” he said. “I think a lot of people feel like that.” Meanwhile, it was the latest October flop for Atlanta, which hasn’t won a postseason series since 2001. During that stretch, the Braves have lost

seven straight playoff series and the 2012 NL wild-card game. “To end the way it did tonight, it’s going to hurt. It’s going to be a long way back,” Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. “But tip your hat to the Dodgers and congratulate Donnie and his staff. The sad thing is there are no more games, you know?” Brian Wilson pitched a scoreless eighth to get the victory. Kenley Jansen struck out all three batters in the ninth for a save, fanning Justin Upton to end it. That set off a raucous celebration on the field by the Dodgers, who rushed toward the mound in a mob. They tore jerseys off each other in unbridled excitement and doused Uribe with a bright-colored sports drink. “This team has a lot of fun. We don’t think about being the team to beat and all that stuff. We just go out there and play and try to have fun,” Crawford said.

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Associate Director of Facilities Management Construction and Maintenance Grinnell College is currently seeking a motivated and wellorganized individual to be part of our Facilities Management team. Responsibilities: This position involves a variety of duties including supervision of skilled trade’s positions, the oversight of building systems, preventative maintenance and construction projects. Application of engineering skills and knowledge for mechanical/electrical systems and energy management (controls). Estimate material and labor costs for small projects and alteration requests, as well as return-oninvestments for energy-related projects. Compile and submit budget requests and projections for special projects and utilities. Management and oversight of all College electronic drawings (AutoCAD & PDF) and hard copies. Project management and inspection of small (in-house) to large (capital) construction projects. Representative of FM for other departments for accessibility, emergency planning, etc. Liaison with contractors and outside agencies, such as City administration, architects, engineers, and vendors. Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree in Engineering and five or more years of experience is required. Application Process: Submit applications online by visiting our application website at Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Questions about this position should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at or (641) 269-4818. For further information about Grinnell College, see our website at Grinnell College is committed to establishing and maintaining a safe and nondiscriminatory educational environment for all College community members. It is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in matters of admission, employment, and housing, and in access to and participation in its education programs, services, and activities. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, religion, physical or mental disability, creed, or any other protected class.

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1 DROP leaf coffee table $30.4 drawer dark wood, end table $40. Ethan Allen stacked tables very good condition $70. Brass floor lamp $15 641-792-5217 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. 15 HP Tecumseh motor, out of Ariens Mower. $125 641-792-2039 1997 GRAND Am, new tires, good work car. Needs alternator. $825.00 792-4664 2 ANTIQUE steel wheels one is 27”, one is 29” tall. $15.00 each.641-792-4664 300 PIECE puzzles large piece easy pick up.Round end table with two decks

36” ½ light wood entry door $25. 792-5017 4 BIKE Rack by Graber for top of minivan $75. This bike rack mounts on the top of the car or minivan. It holds four bikes and is in excellent condition 641792-0239 4 FOOT round oak table with 4 chairs and 24” leaf. Gear drive for leaf $75.00 641-792-8186 4 KITCHEN dining room chairs on rollers with oak arms and base, fabric cushion $30 ea. 792-6127 5' WOODEN stepladder $15. 8' aluminum stepladder $30. Both solid. 7923339 ALUMMINUM STEP ladder, 8' – good condition $30. 792-3339 or 831-4668

SEVERAL OLD antique style glass bottles. Make offer 641-792-4664 SHOPSMITH MARK 5 Wood Working Lathe, drill press etc. 5 in one $500 call 641-521-1915 SHOTGUN, 12GA PUMP, FULL CHOKE WESTERN FIELD WITH VENTILATED RIB. VERY GOOD CONDITION $275.00 COLFAX 515-674-3084 SIMMONS LRF-600 Laser Range Finder, accurate to 600 meter/yards. Operates on 1 9-V battery. Asking $50 OBO. 521-9016/Mark. SNOW BLOWER for Cub Cadet Tractor 42” Wide $200 OBO. 641-521-4408

SNOW WAY V Plow- one ton truck mounting, new cutting blade. $3,000. 641792-4332 SOLID WALNUT hutch. Lots of storage space. Two pieces. $100 You Haul. 792-2166 SUPER PORTABLE TV, has a radio; AM and FM, black & white, for car or RV, reasonable price. 7921672 THOMASVILLE SOFA, $100. Matching love seat, $75. Teal stripe. Excellent condition, clean, no pets. 641-792-8273. TOPPER FOR S10 pickup. Asking $150 OBO. 641275-5771 TREADMILL, VARIABLE speed and incline, perfect condition $50. 840-2831 TWIN COMFORTER and pillow sham. Pink with brown, mint green, blue and white hearts $15. 7920925 WEBER Q100 portable gas grill $139.00 new in box selling for $110.00 641-791-7590 or 641-7922953 WORK BOOTS 14w, New Red Wing in Box $50. 641791-2953 2-TWIN SIZE Renaissance pillowtop mattress sets. Clean, used very little. Frames, Tempo wood headboards, $100 each. 2 tailored bedskirts, matching pillows, window valance, $25 each. 2 Lands End, natural color spreads and pillow shams, $25 each. 641-792-8273.



1951 CHEVY Pick Up, ½ ton, 350 engine, 350 tranny, PS, PD brakes, Black, $10,500. 641-792-4541

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)

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

1997 FORD Conversion Van. Heavy ½ ton, great for towing. New front end and front tires. Runs great. $2400. 515-778-2792 1999 ARTIC Cat 4-wheeler ATV, like new, runs great! $1950. 641-831-3821. No calls after 8 pm. 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

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

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.

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. 2007 CHEVY COBALT, RED, 121,2112 MILES. IN GREAT SHAPE. PERFECT FOR ANYONE WANTING A FABULOUS RUNNING CAR WITH UNBEATABLE GAS MILEAGE. WE ARE ONLY SELLING BECAUSE OUR FAMILY IS GROWING AND WE UPGRADED TO A LARGER VEHICLE. ASKING $4,000 OBO. CALL (409) 789-3825 2008 SUNSET Creek by Sunny Brook, 27' travel trailer, 12' slide out, walk in shower, regular size bed, sofa, and table make into a bed. 2 platform rockers and TV included, electric front jack, good condition, $13,000. Call 641-7924935 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 DAEWOO-DD802L DOZER $20,000. 641-792-4332

Astrograph Thursday, October 10, 2013

Just because Neptune is considered the higher octave of Venus doesn’t mean the two planets always get along. When they form a stressful angle, as they do today, people have a tendency to choose inconvenient and impractical romantic partners. This can be good for fantasy life, but bad for reality.

graceful. Your light heart refuses to be weighed down by indecision.

emerge, instead of being exhausted from the exercise, you’ll feel cleansed.

in dropping that feeling to join your own side. What’s in it for you?

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Social skills are important, but they are not the only important skills. Quietly tuning in to your own private muse is also a skill. You’re not being antisocial; you’re being pro-you.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). The machinery of your life is humming along unimpeded. This is a fine opportunity to stockpile the product of your efforts. Save something for a rainy day.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Oct. 10). You’ll switch instructors or schools and join a new school of thought. Projects and assignments pour in, and you’ll turn it into cash in December. February shows you adding to your family and changing your schedule to accommodate the new addition. January features a commitment, contract or lasting bond. Aquarius and Scorpio people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 14, 3, 33, 21 and 18.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22Dec. 21). You’ll be entering into new relationships. This is the time to be mindful of pacing. It’s also the moment to really make sure another person has interests that complement your own.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Vague hopes without a step-by-step plan will stress you out instead of motivating you. Get specific. Your optimism will return when you make a few small, achievable and measurable goals.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). The others are not trying to get in the way of your work, and yet their very presence may be keeping you from concentrating. Make a getaway for an hour, and you’ll accomplish what you couldn’t in three.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Surprise, surprise! You are once again caught between two options and trying to make a decision. You of all people make this look

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19). If you initiate a new deal now, you’ll likely be held up while too many people deliberate on the terms. Consider going paperless for a while. A lot can be said for an old-fashioned handshake arrangement. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). It’s as though you dive into a pool of intense, focused energy and go for a nice long swim. When you

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The best talkers don’t always have the best ideas. That’s why you can’t always trust the most charismatic person in the room, even though everyone else is listening to him or her. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You may feel that you have to prove yourself in a crowd of strangers. But the key to winning them over is

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You like to try things before you make a judgment about them. This can be costly, but not today. Someone will foot the bill for you so you don’t have to assume the risk. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Which achievements give you the most pleasure: the tangible ones that come with certificates, money and material evidence, or the intangible ones that happen in a person’s heart? You’ll enjoy a taste of both today. COPYRIGHT 2013 CREATORS.COM

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