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DECA students attend conference

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 deca.org for more information.

Halloween events planned in Newton

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 jasper.co.kah@ gmail.com 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 www.co.jasper.ia.us. 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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