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All About Pies


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Submitted Photo Above: Elaine Keuning prepares an apple pie. Below: Amy Barton and Keuning stand outside of the Pie Kitchen in Monroe. The ladies have been featured in Iowa Ingredient through out the month of December. The last showing will be Saturday.

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All About Pies launched in 2009, when sisters Elaine Keuning and Amy Barton took a familyinspired tradition and made it into a business. The sisters were featured on the holiday edition of Iowa Public Television’s Iowa Ingredient. The show has played throughout the month of December, and the final running of the show will be on Saturday. “The show went very smoothly,” Barton said. “It has generated interest in our business and has boosted our sales this holiday season.” The ladies were approached via Facebook to see if they were interested in being on the show. One of the producers of the show was at last year’s RAGBRAI stop in Monroe and went to the Pie Kitchen, one of the locations featuring the sisters’ pies. “It was very interesting as we have never done anything like this before, but it was an amazing experience,” Barton said. The sisters were inspired by

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their parents, Rodger and Gwyenth Lewis, throughout the venture of All About Pies. “Our father passed away this past year, but our mom has always been a huge supporter of us throughout life,” Barton said. In the coming year, the ladies have the usual events planned, and there are three locations in which their pies are available: PJ’s Deli in Newton, Pie Kitchen in Monroe and Founders in Knoxville. “We’re excited to be a part of the Knoxville Nationals, which brings many of our fans from out of state into Founders,” Barton said.

Sometimes in life unexplainable events can have the greatest impacts on our lives. For former Newton graduate Andrew Shipley, E-5 Sargeant of the Iowa National Guard, his unexplainable event left him without his sight. “I woke up one day realizing that I couldn’t see out of one eye, and as time went on, I couldn’t see out of both eyes,” Shipley said. “I went to see specialist after specialist to find what caused me to lose my sight, and to this day, no one can completely explain why I lost my sight.” Shipley was set to be deployed with the military police to Honduras, but due to his loss of sight, he was unable to go. During this time, Shipley also lost his job, the ability and other things that left Shipley in a rough spot. Shipley credits faith and the support of his family and friends with helping him get through his difficult time. “I’m sort of a proud person (and) don’t really like asking for help, but my friends and family stepped in, which really helped,” Shipley said. “It has made me very humble. I always step in and help a friend or family

out because I know now what it’s like to truly struggle.” In July, Shipley’s eyesight came back, and he was restored to active duty ready to get back to his “normal” life. Shipley lives in Ankeny, where he works at Rising Star Wholesale. In September, Shipley transferred to Public Affairs. In January, Shipley will be heading to Fort Mead in Annapolis Junction, Md., to attend radio and broadcasting school. Although Shipley lives in Ankeny, he remains active in Newton, as friends and family are still in town. Shipley hopes his this story reminds people of the “golden rule” — treat others as you would like to be treated. He is set to get back to active duty and spend the holidays with his son, Donovan. Staff writer Zach Johnson may be contacted at (641) 792-3121, ext. 425, or at zjohnson@newtondailynews. com.

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Submitted Photo Iowa National Guard member Andrew Shipley (right) stands standing outside of Camp Ripley in Little Falls, Minn. Shipley lost his sight for a time but got through the difficult time with support of family and friends.


AMES — Amesbased Renewable Energy Group, which operates the REG biodiesel plant in Newton, has announced it plans to acquire the Tulsa-based Syntroleum Corporation energy company. Under the terms of the agreement, REG will acquire substantially all of the assets of Syntroleum and assume substantially all of the

material liabilities of Syntroleum. The terms of the transaction call for Syntroleum to receive 3,796,000 shares of REG common stock, which are subject to reduction in the event that the aggregate market value of the REG common stock to be issued would exceed $49 million or if the cash transferred to REG is less than $3.2 million. Syntroleum has pio-

neered Fischer-Tropsch gas-to-liquids and renewable diesel fuel technologies and has 101 patents issued or pending. Syntroleum also owns a 50 percent interest in Dynamic Fuels, LLC, a 75-million gallon renewable diesel production facility in Geismar, Louisiana. REG, headquartered in Ames, owns and operates eight active biodiesel refineries in four states with a combined

nameplate production capacity of 257 million gallons and distributes biodiesel through a national network of distribution terminals. “Combining Syntroleum’s renewable and synthetic fuel technologies with REG’s expertise in biodiesel production, sales, marketing and logistics should be a positive outcome for investors in both companies,” REG President and Chief Executive

Officer Daniel J. Oh said. “This will help us grow our advanced biofuel business, enhance our intellectual property portfolio, expand our geographic footprint and launch REG into new customer segments.” ”Syntroleum and its 50 percent-owned subsidiary Dynamic Fuels represent an attractive REG See Page 5A

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At a public meeting on Dec. 12, the Jasper County Conservation Board changed the use of the Alderson Hunting Area, an 11-acre parcel located northeast of Newton, to a nohunting wildlife area due to safety concerns. Iowa law states, “You cannot discharge a firearm or shoot or attempt to shoot a game or fur-bearing animal within 200 yards of a building inhabited by people or domestic livestock or a feedlot unless the owner or tenant has given consent to do so.” The entire property is located within 200 yards of homes that have been established for many years and several homeowners have reported concern over the large amount of gunfire near their dwellings. For more information or to ask questions about the regulation change, contact Keri Van Zante at kvanzante@co.jasper.ia,us or call (641) 792-9780.

Fee for vital records to increase Jan. 1 Beginning Jan. 1, the fee for all requests of certified copies of vital records — including birth, death and marriage records — will increase from $15 to $20 each. The increase is due to an administrative rule change from the Iowa Department of Health, and all additional fees will pass through the recorder’s office to the state. The recorder’s office encourages anyone needing a vital record to purchase it prior to Jan. 1.

Submitted Photo St. Nick’s Christmas Club representatives Leslie Maach and Mary Bruhn accept a $100 check from Jasper County Retired School Personnel Association treasurer Carolyn Cook and president Pam Andrews at the American Legion recently. St. Nick’s Christmas Club was formed 25 years ago and serves Jasper County by providing clothing, toys and food to more than 600 children from nearly 300 families. JCRSPA is comprised of more than 100 retired persons and their spouses who worked in some capacity for all Jasper County school districts.

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Auditions for children’s choir on Jan. 6, 7 Local singers in third through sixth grades are invited to become a part of the Iowa Youth Chorus Betchaw Children’s Choir. Auditions in Newton are planned for 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6, and Tuesday, Jan. 7, at Berg Elementary School in the music room. All auditions are on a drop-in basis. For more information on tuition and fees, visit, call Jane Johnson at (641) 792-0042 or email The nonprofit Iowa Youth Chorus was founded in 1981 to encourage and foster a life long love of music in children. Through classes for all ages, from early childhood through high school, the chorus inspires personal development, celebrates diversity and fosters international goodwill. As the premier youth choral organization of central Iowa, participants include singers from Ankeny, Des Moines, West Des Moines, Windsor Heights, Newton and Pella.

Submitted Photo Jasper County Retired School Personnel Association officers Carolyn Cook and Pam Andrews recently presented $100 to Mikey Carter of the Newton Salvation Army. JCRSPA is comprised of more than 100 retired persons and their spouses who worked in some capacity for all Jasper County school districts. Other programs receiving $100 gifts from the JCRSPA are the Baxter Food Pantry, East Jasper County Christian Food Pantry and the Prairie CityMonroe Food Pantry in appreciation of the services the groups provide to clients in Jasper County.

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fice that oversees elections. “We have a lot to be proud of in Iowa, but we should never be complacent.” Anderson’s suggestions include simplifying the process of voting by mail, offering online voter registration and reducing the number of elections. He also says Iowa should stay away from laws that could restrict voting access, like requiring identification at the polls. Republican Secretary of State Matt Schultz, who has said he will seek re-election in 2014, supports socalled voter ID legislation, which has not passed in Iowa. In an emailed statement, he

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questioned many of Anderson’s proposals and said his office is working to make voting easier, while maintaining security. “Since I’ve been Secretary of State, Iowa has ranked in the top five in the country for voter turnout,” Schultz said. “I am also focused on and committed to increasing the integrity of our elections by pushing for a common sense Voter ID law.”

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Jasper County Sheriff ’s Office • Dustin R. Stoner, 33, of Newton was served a probation violation warrant on an original charge of assault causing bodily injury. He was already in the Jasper County Jail when the warrant was served.

Secretary of State hopeful wants to boost turnout DES MOINES (AP) — A Democrat running for Secretary of State in Iowa launched a campaign effort Thursday against an unusual rival — the state of Minnesota. Saying he wants Iowa to be first in the nation when it comes to voter turnout, Brad Anderson unveiled a plan to help the state surpass Minnesota, which led the states in turnout for the 2012 general election. “Iowa has a national reputation for clean and fair elections,” said Anderson, a former Iowa campaign director for President Barack Obama who is running to take over the of-

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Newton Police Department • Hank L. Benson, 25, of Newton was charged with eluding, driving while license barred and possession of drug paraphernalia following a pursuit by police on Wednesday. At 8:46 p.m., authorities attempted to stop Benson’s vehicle, which matched the description of a vehicle reported earlier as being driven by a person who did not own the vehicle. Benson allegedly refused to stop immediately for authorities, traveling at a high rate of speed and eventually losing officers. He was located in the 900 block of North Sixth Avenue East. He was charged with eluding and for allegedly having two methamphetamine pipes and driving with a barred license. He was transported to the Jasper County Jail. • Megan D. Daniels, 32, of Newton was charged with driving while license suspended after authorities stopped her at 2:35 a.m. Wednesday in the 2900 block of North Fourth Avenue East. Her license was suspended, and she was transported to the Jasper County Jail. • Sarah J. Neef, 30, of Newton was charged with fifth-degree theft after authorities responded to a complaint at 12:55 p.m. Wednesday at Dollar General. Neef was charged for allegedly leaving the store without paying for $17.12 in merchandise and was released to appear in court. • Jamie L. Stephen, 47, of Newton was charged with third-degree burglary following an investigation of a residential burglary on April 5 at 2320 N. Seventh Ave. Place E. in Newton. Items totaling more than $5,000 had been taken. Neighbors reported seeing two unknown males in the driveway of the residence. Evidence collected from the home — a Mountain Dew can on the kitchen counter — provided a DNA sample that matched Stephen’s DNA profile. He was arrested Thursday and transported to the Jasper County Jail.

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Zeroing in on Armagedd00000000n Considering the drastic proliferation of nuclear arms during the Cold War it is an absolute wonder how we didn’t manage to blow up one another. Thankfully so-called military strategists had us and the rest of humanity in their carefully considered thoughts and actions. AfBy Will E Sanders ter all, an errant Creators Syndicate nuclear missile mistakenly sent rocketing toward Moscow would have been the beginning of the end, World War III — the war that will actually end all wars (and mankind, too). To prevent wayward nuclear warheads the best and brightest from our military devised a secret code, which would need to be entered into an antique computer before a nuke could be launched. In modern day terms, the missile silos were all password protected. This reduced the embarrassing likelihood of accidentally blowing up another country. For a 15-year period during the height of the Cold War, however, this eight-digit nuke password was frighteningly simple. As reported by an esteemed British newspaper earlier this month, all that was needed to fire nuclear arms from every American missile silo was the entry of the ridiculously easy secret code: 00000000. When I first read it I heard the Count from “Sesame Street” in my head. “Eight zeros, boys and girls, count them all with me, ah-haha! Nuclear winter is so much fun, isn’t it children? Ah-haha.” The reasoning provided by the Strategic Air Command was also surprisingly simple. In the event of nuclear war they wanted the ability to launch missiles to be as quick and effortless as possible. That’s what I like to hear. Think of anything in the world that needs to be quick and effortless. Logging into Internet sites, shaving and signing up for Obamacare all come to mind — so does conveniently starting Armageddon. I don’t think there is a website on the information superhighway that will even let a person choose “00000000” as a password these days. Think about that for a moment. Between 1962 and 1977 in this country our nuclear launch codes were less secure than a Hotmail account. These days the secret code would need to be at least 13 characters long, contain an uppercase letter, at least one number and a special character. What if other countries had similar secret codes. I wonder what the password was in Russia. Password? What about ABCDEFGH? Wait, wait, I bet it was 12345678. The next time you’re in front of a computer punch the zero button eight times. That’s how easy it would have been. Think Iran or North Korea is causing too much trouble? A few keystrokes on a social networking website will let everyone in the world know about it. Or, you could just punch the zero key a few times and make either country (along with the entire hemisphere) a non-issue. A missile silo would be no place for me. I am the last guy civilization would want because I have a button addiction. I am not sure I could resist the temptation. To me, seeing a button is synonymous with pushing a button. This is why I strongly advise you to never ride an elevator with me in public. How would you like to be the dimwit who accidentally launched a nuke? I mean those military members that man those silos live in underground bunkers. The mind naturally tends to wander. After awhile the fatal combination of boredom and cabin fever would persevere. Before you know it it’s snowing in July, your flesh is falling off of your body and the sun is blotted out. Suddenly the paranoid morons on the show “Doomsday Preppers” don’t look so foolish anymore. Who knew causing W00000000rld War III was just that simple? Talk about dropping a bombshell!

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Taking a stroll down Memory Lane By Christine Pauley Reading Specialist The literacy of a nation depends on everyone, those with multiple educational degrees and those with none. A nation’s literacy strength is composed of all its people. Join me and take a literacy memory journey back into your childhood. How did your literacy role models help you develop into the reader and thinker you are today? Are you now a positive literacy role model for the children involved in your life.  If not, make changes that benefit you and future generations.  How many literacy memories do you enjoy? Did you enjoy listening to stories sitting on the lap of mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, or another significant adult? Do you remember asking questions during the reading? Did you look at pictures and plead for re-reads? Did you feel the joy of the person reading to you? Do you remember taking turns reading with an adult? Do you remember the thrill of selecting a book with an adult at a library or bookstore regularly? Were you involved in choosing subscriptions to magazines and newspapers? Keep on strolling through your literacy memories. Did you have a chance to read a book while lying in a hammock, or in a secret place, or under the bedcovers using a flashlight? Do you remember reading to your pet, your doll? Did you take reading material with you to read in the car, while on vacation, while going for a visit, etc.? Also, did those vacations include visits to museums and interesting historical sites?   Did you read while you waited in a doctor’s office? Do you remember reading menus and getting to choose from the list? Did one of the significant adults in your life ask you to share what you were reading and in turn shared with you?  Do you remember discussing homework in a positive way with an adult in your home?  Do you remember receiving literacy gifts as a child?  Do you remember reading while you walked to the dinner table because the material was so interesting?    Do you remember reading as you fished or during breaks when swimming? 

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Do you remember reading instructions with an adult and putting something together? Do you remember receiving a Reading Award in or out of school? Do you remember reading a radio or television guide with an adult and choosing programs together? Then do you remember watching a television show or movie or listening to a radio program and discussing it with a significant adult? Do you remember playing language games with adults at the dinner table or elsewhere? What about car games using road signs, license plates, etc.? Did you enjoy some writing memories? Do you remember writing and receiving notes and letters from adult family members and/or friends? Do you remember making lists with your parents? Do you remember writing a story for an adult and receiving praise, and perhaps having it displayed in a prominent place? Do you remember filling out those first forms that the school asked you to fill out and/or that first job application? Very importantly, do you remember living in a literacy rich environment where books, newspapers, magazines, paper, pen, an office of your own were readily available? Hopefully, sparks of literacy memories remind you of what you can do for others. If you aren’t already, become a Literacy Hero for a child or children in your life. If you aren’t privileged to have a child in your life, then make opportunities to contact children such as become a reading volunteer for story hour in your local school or library. RSVP is looking for Pen Pals for a classroom. What a wonderful way to touch children’s lives. Remember literacy doesn’t just happen; those who are literate are to spread the word. Literacy tools for both adults and children grow rusty and less usable without reinforcing activities and encouragement. We are never too young or too old to develop our literacy.  Part of literacy is expanding creativity. Creativity is a specialized type of thinking that incorporates many aspects of energy combinations. It makes the strange familiar or the familiar strange. It keeps our

mind processing. Our brain in survival mode classifieds, names, and makes meaning of our experiences. Creativity requires both stability and familiarity to satisfy our brain’s enormous curiosity and hunger for novelty, discovery, and challenge. Figures of speech such as metaphors and similes help expand our creativity. They stretch our minds to see how unlike things are alike. They also help us see parts and wholes. Creativity is enhanced through imagination. Imagine you are something you can’t be — such as a circular saw and describe what you see and feel.  Imagine concepts — what is harder a rock or a harsh word. Make personal analogies. How would I look if I was a snowflake? When we use our mind to connect seemingly irrelevant thoughts and ideas, we begin to think outside the prison we create in our thinking. Creativity is a mind adventure which unlocks our imaginations, encouraging productive thinking, writing, and communication. It also provides an avenue for empathy and interpersonal understanding. Reading aloud can’t really be overstressed as it provides unity of experiences and the written word. When we hear and connect what we hear to the written word, we begin to understand and construct rules of language without the pain of relearning. We build literal (understanding directly what the material says) and inferential (understanding what is hinted at) comprehension. Much of this part of literacy is done before a formal type of teaching begins. These experiences and observations are the resources from which later the teacher begins to teach “reading.” No child comes to the teacher with a blank mind, but some children have the advantage of more exposure to literacy elements. Sometimes a child is labeled slow, or struggles with reading because the adults in his/her life haven’t taken the time to show how literacy affects everyday life. Literacy is intellectual, but it is emotional and experiences are meant to be shared. ••• Until next week — Christine Pauley

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At Iowa prison, grim history may lure visitors FORT MADISON (AP) — The Iowa State Penitentiary stands like an ancient stone fortress on a bluff over the Mississippi River, ringed by castle-like guard towers and sheathed in chain link and razor wire. Built in 1839, seven years before Iowa became a state, the buff-colored compound is the oldest operating prison west of the Mississippi, and as unwelcoming a place as you can imagine. But soon, a place people have long wanted to avoid may try to become NewtoN

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the opposite: an attraction for visitors. After Iowa’s most dangerous criminals leave next spring, some local officials hope that history buffs, ghost hunters and the plain curious will show up to replace them. Around the country, state prisons built in the 19th and 20th centuries are closing due to rising maintenance costs, security concerns and general obsolescence. But cities eager to fill the economic gap believe they can capitalize on something that

most tourist sites lack: a morbid past. “Forts historically were built to keep people out. Now we want to swing the tide on that and let people in to see what’s gone on for so many years behind these walls,” said Iowa State Penitentiary Warden Nick Ludwick. The closed Missouri State Penitentiary was on track to draw a record 20,000 visitors this year until mold discovered in September forced a temporary cancellation of tours, which

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Husband seeking compromise should give his wife a break DEAR ABBY: I have been married to my wife for a year and a half, and we have an infant child. I work while my wife stays home. My problem is she doesn’t like me playing sports and hanging out with friends. I have tried to make concessions and cut down playing sports to once a week. (I used to play two or three times a week, but that’s not good enough for my wife.) On game night, when I get home she gives me the silent treatment. She used to come to my games but won’t now, even though she has girlfriends who attend them. As for hanging out with my friends, I barely see them anymore — and when I do, they come here. If they stay any longer than 30 minutes, it causes a problem and my wife again won’t talk to me for the rest of the night. I have tried to compromise, but she feels as though any time I spend away from her and the baby is a no-no. Am I wrong to want to play sports and see my guy friends? I have tried talking to her about this, but she thinks any compromise is basically me doing what I want and her having to deal with it. — ONTARIO, CANADA, READER DEAR READER: You should not become a couch potato or become isolated from your friends because you are married and a parent. And neither should your wife. She may resent the time you spend with your friends because she’s stuck at home taking care of the baby. You are her only adult company, and in a way she may be jealous that you’re enjoying freedom that she can’t. Your wife should not be doing all the parenting. One day or evening a week YOU should take care of the baby while SHE takes a break with her friends or family. It could do wonders for your relationship. If you can agree on this, it could save your marriage. If you can’t, then the two of you should get counseling. Marriage isn’t supposed to put people in isolation — and that’s what it appears your wife is trying to accomplish with you. DEAR ABBY: For the past 10 years, the holiday season has brought with it arguments between my wife and me. We

both get along with our in-laws and do many things with both sides of our families. But for some reason, my wife makes arrangements for the holidays without discussing them with me first. This year, she told her mom we would host Thanksgiving and that I would have to tell my family we wouldn’t be coming to them. My wife’s sisters are not close to their in-laws. Am I wrong to think she should have discussed the matter with me before deciding unilaterally what we’re doing for the holidays? Our kids need to see ALL their grandparents on Thanksgiving and Christmas. Oh — our parents live only seven minutes from each other. — HOLIDAY BLUES IN WISCONSIN DEAR HOLIDAY BLUES: What your wife did was inconsiderate. You are a couple, and she should have discussed her plan with you before issuing any invitations to see if you were in agreement. If your home is too small to accommodate both sets of in-laws at the same time, a compromise would be to alternate holidays with each set so no family feels excluded. DEAR ABBY: Is it acceptable to wear a silver dress to a wedding if you are going as a guest and not a member of the bridal party? Or is silver too close to white and therefore taboo? — INVITEE IN COLLEGE PARK, MD. DEAR INVITEE: The rule is that wedding guests should not wear anything that might distract attention from the bride. If your dress is silver lame or covered in silver sequins, it would be better to dress less conspicuously.






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This Week at the Library

Holiday closings, crafts, gifts options at library By Nicole Lindstrom Public Services Librarian Holiday Closures The Newton Public Library will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 24 and 25, for the holidays. The library also will close at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, and be closed all day on Jan. 1. All closures listings can be found at our website www. Notes from the Circulation Desk No library items are due back on days that we are closed for the holidays. If you plan on being gone for the holidays, be sure to return items in our dropboxes (one of which is 24/7 and located by the door on the west side parking lot), or you may renew items by calling in ahead of their due date. The library may be reached at (641) 792-4108. Feeling Crafty? Check out our new database Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center. This resource allows you to search by category, including Indoor Recreation, Arts & Crafts, Sewing, Home & Garden, Kids’ Crafts and even scrapbooking. If you are looking for something to keep the kids busy on those holiday breaks, new recipes to try, crafts to make as gifts or even crafts to decorate the home, then this is what you need to try. You can access Hobbies & Crafts Ref. Center from the library or at home. Simply go to our website at, click on Catalog, Log-in with your library card (no spaces), then click on Databases. Call the Information Desk (792-4108) if you have questions.

Prison Continued from Page 5A These attractions can’t match Alcatraz, where nearly 1.5 million visitors annually take cruises to see the famous island garrison in San Francisco Bay where Al Capone and Machine Gun Kelly served time. But they offer something distinctly different than the Victorian houses, old grain mills and museums that are historical sites in many tourism-hungry towns. “There’s quite a lot of interesting activity going on with

Download eBooks and Audiobooks If you want to learn more about your e-reader device or how to download e-books to read on those long car rides/flights, sign up for a halfhour appointment at the Information Desk at (641) 792-4108. We can help you to check out e-books, change your settings, or answer any questions you may have about your device. We have instructional sheets for those who want to download on their own as well. Remember the library may close for the holidays, but Wilbor is never closed! Need A Last Minute Gift? Stop in and look at our Friends Book Sale Cart and the Friends’ Cookbook. All books on the book sale cart range from 50 cents to $1, and our cookbooks are $7.50. All recipes in the cookbook were donated by Newton residents, Friends of the Library and library personnel, meaning they are tried, true and delicious! Shop local, support your library and try new recipes! Stay Connected With Your Library The library has many social media tools to keep our patrons informed on what is happening at the library. We have our website, www.newton., which not only has an up-to-date calendar of closures and programs, but also reading advice, pages for each age group, services we offer and quick links to information you may need. We also offer reading advice on our Goodreads account at And soon we will have a Pinterest page to keep you up-to-date on all the crafts we have had or are planning to offer, reading advice and much more. Stay tuned!

historic prisons,” said Tracy Huling, a fellow at the Open Society Foundation who is studying how communities are turning closed prisons into museums, apartments, hotels, art studios and film locations. “Done well, they can serve as an economic driver.” With 174 years of history, the Iowa penitentiary has its share of tales to tell and artifacts to show. There was the inmate who used chloroform to kill a guard in the 1800s and the 1981 riot in which inmates took workers hostage. In 1963, the prison was the site of a fed-

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• New Year’s Eve Bash — 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, to 1 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1, at the American Legion Post 111 in Newton. Featuring Tom Gary and Curry Harter Blues Band. Hosted by the South Skunk Blues Society. Complimentary chili dinner from 8 to 9 p.m. Music and dance from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Also 50/50 raffle. Freewill donations will be accepted. Champagne toast at midnight.

“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” (PG-13) — Fri.: 6:30, 9:45 p.m.; Sat.: (2:30), 6:30, 9:45 p.m.; Sun.: (2:30), 6:30 p.m.; Mon.: 6:30 p.m.; Tues.: (1 p.m.); Wed. & Thurs.: 6:30 p.m. (Matinee times in parenthesis) • Valle Drive-In: Closed for the season.

Pease receives Division 1 rating

eral execution that became the last for 40 years after the practice was temporarily halted. In 2005, inmates used rope to scale the walls near an unstaffed guard tower, which became the catalyst for the prison’s closing. The prison still has the wooden canes that guards once used and photos of the gallows where dozens of inmates were hanged. “If we could do it right, it could be a big tourism asset for Fort Madison,” said city manager Byron Smith, who envisions turning the space into a museum with ghost tours, a dog park and community center.

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Project Lead the Way pairs NHS with local industries By Ty Rushing Daily News Staff Writer On Monday, Newton Senior High School Principal Bill Peters discussed how excited he is for his school’s partnerships with local industries, and for Thombert Inc. the feeling seems mutual. Last week, NHS students visited the Thombert facility for a tour, and Thombert Manufacturing Manager Dr. Maureen Lockwood, who is better known as “Mo,” expressed the same amount of enthusiasm about the partnership as Peters did at Monday’s school board meeting. “We have been doing this for about four years,” Mo said. “This process came out of a meeting at the high school when the high school started the ‘Project Lead the Way’ program. One of the requirements of the program is to have community input regarding relevance of the program to industry needs.” PLTW is a national initiative designed to promote critical thinking, creativity, innovation and real-world problem solving skills in students. PLWT also aligns heavily with the Science,

Submitted Photo Thombert, Inc. employees recently gave students from Newton Senior High School a full tour of the facility. The tours are part of a collaboration NHS has with local industries in Newton to help promote interest and develop new skills within students.

Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) curriculum. “One of the requirements of the program is to have community input regarding relevance of the program to industry needs,” Mo said. “The PLTW program is designed to offer classes at NHS related to the field of engineering. It helps students explore engineering design, automation

and other engineering related topics to help them determine career opportunities.” In order to help students interested in the various PLTW career paths out there, NHS received permission from the school board to launch its revamped Industrial Technology program for the 2014-15 school years. The new class will teach students how to work with various materials

versus the previous class that focused on metalworking. Mo said he received a very positive email from NHS Industrial Technology/PLTW Instructor Todd Lucas about the visit and foresees great things from the students who paid Thombert’s a visit. “All of these students have technical abilities and a possible interest in technical careers, such as manufacturing — including engineering, industrial maintenance and machinists. In addition to technical careers, manufacturing offers a variety of other career opportunities including but not limited to purchasing, human resources, sales and customer service.” Mo felt another indicator of future success from these students, were the types of questions the students asked he and his staff. She said they asked things ranging from the training needs to what kind of equipment they used? “We absolutely enjoy having the students tour our facility,” Mo said. “They ask wonderful questions, and we enjoy showing them the work we do.” Like many industries, recruiting youth is an important

step in keeping the manufacturing field alive and Mo is happy to make her sales pitch in person. “Manufacturing is an essential economic driver for the economy,” she said. “It is essential that youth consider careers in manufacturing to supply the future leaders and staff for manufacturing operations.” Young people are very interested in solving problems and being innovative—manufacturing offers exciting and rewarding careers that require these skills,” she continued. Staff writer Ty Rushing may be contacted at (641) 792-3121, ext. 426, or at

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Daily News Turning the Page

A year’s worth of vindication I’ve spent the past week coming in and out of four every different moods. I recently wrote a piece about longtime Newton icon Treye Jackson’s long overdue induction into Iowa’s Track Coaches Hall of Fame. This has taken up a lot of my time and mental stamina. By Dustin Turner It’s not that I Daily News don’t typically Sports Writer work hard, because I do, but I know how important this story was to many people in and around Newton. I can only hope the final product met the community’s standards. When I haven’t been working on that, plenty of my time has been spent in anticipation. I have the opportunity to return home to San Diego for some of the holiday season. Throughout the past five years, going home has been a rarity, but always a certainty. When I was in school, I knew I was headed back for extended breaks and possibly long weekends, but since I moved to Iowa last January, nothing along those lines has been for certain. I traveled back in August to see one of my closest cousins get married, but even then it was: home to San Diego, fly to Oregon, back to San Diego, back to Iowa. I didn’t get much of a chance to sit still. This time, I have five days of peace and familiarity in the comforts of the spoiled-rotten single-child home in which I grew up. Sunshine, friends, good food and plenty of attention, I can’t wait. The rest of my time has been spent thinking about something else, and it might be something few in the Newton community are aware of. The Newton Daily News and its editorial staff has received 11 Iowa Newspaper Association awards to be handed out in January. I, along with my sports editor Jocelyn Sheets, editor-in-chief Bob Eschliman and staff writer Kate Malott have received honors for various stories and columns. The ceremony will be held in Des Moines in early February, when we will find out which writers and editors were awarded first, second or third place in their respective categories. I would especially like to say that I’m proud of Dave Hon, former staff writer and current editor of The Kearney Courier close to his hometown in Missouri, who will be receiving the award for Master Columnist. Dave always provided the most sound, allencompassing arguments I have ever seen. I’m happy to see that was rewarded and is doing well. No offense meant to any of my coworkers, but Dave is the best journalist I have ever worked with. While that is all well and good, I have been troubled by the fact that both Ty Rushing and Matt Nosco’s efforts went unnoticed. I have personally watch Nosco turn the Jasper County Tribune into a newspaper its readers should be proud of. He is always on top of his work. He asks tough questions and covers everything he possibly can. His work is more than worthy of recognition by those judging this year’s awards. The drastic change that newspaper has undergone since its inclusion into our network of newspapers is due in large part to the efforts of Matt Nosco. That was a disappointment. As for Ty Rushing, I don’t have to tell Newton what kind of work Ty produces. This guy’s desk is littered with “Thank You” notes and appreciative gifts. Not only has he produced his fair share of solid features that would cause the Grinch’s heart to grow four sizes, but he busted open the library scandal in Lynnville and Sully, which shows his versatility and ability to cover and more importantly uncover hard news. These two men are incredible journalists, and should be recognized as such. Those omissions shocked me, and I haven’t stopped thinking about it. My last emotion has been of a more selfish nature. I received two awards. TURNER See Page 2B

Local Sports

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Hogue blossoming into star for Iowa State AMES, Iowa (AP) — It would have been difficult to guess that the Big 12’s leading rebounder would be Iowa State forward Dustin Hogue, a lightly heralded junior college transfer. But Cyclones forward Georges Niang knew right away not to doubt his remarkable new teammate. “He’s a mean cat, man. When he wants something, he gets it. Whether it’s a sandwich after practice or a rebound. He’s just determined,” Niang said. “When you have determination like that, nothing’s going to stop you.” So far, no one has been able to stop Hogue or the Cyclones — whose surprising 8-0 start has been keyed by their most surprising player. The 6-foot-6 Hogue is the leading rebounder among Big 12 teams with 11.1 a game — nearly two more than anyone else in the league — and he has 12.6 points a game on 60.3 percent shooting.


Iowa and No. 25 Iowa. “He’s just an absolute warrior. He goes after every ball. The rebounds he gets, he gets up higher than everyone else and then he elevates a couple of inches. It’s just amazing to see how he goes after that ball,” Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg said. In just six weeks, Hogue has become indispensable to the Cyclones. Iowa State thought Hogue had plenty of promise — but nobody saw him as the kind of talent who could carry a Division I team. Hogue grew up in Yonkers, N.Y., the younger brother of linebacker Donald Hogue, who played last season for Carolina, and was forced to go to junior college after failing to qualify academically out of high school.

Hogue is also averaging 17 points and 15.3 rebounds in his past three games, wins over Auburn, Northern

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Frozen Out Jocelyn Sheets/Daily News Forecasts for icy conditions Thursday evening brought the area sports calendar to a halt. Above, Landon King and the Newton Cardinal swim team did not get to compete Thursday at Marshalltown. At left, Brett Wolf and the Newton Cardinal wrestling team stayed home Thursday and did not take on Norwalk in Little Hawkeye Conference wrestling. The weather postponed high school wrestling events for Colfax-Mingo at North Polk, CollinsMaxwell/Baxter at Greene County and Prairie City-Monroe at RolandStory. Newton’s home middle school wrestling meet with Norwalk and Pella, the eighth-grade girls’ home basketball game with Knoxville, the seventh-grade girls’ basketball game at Knoxville were all canceled. Newton will try to reschedule these events for after the winter break No decisions on tonight’s basketball games have been made.

Former PCM Mustangs playing in college football title games By Daily News Staff Five former Prairie City-Monroe Mustangs are playing in national championship football games this weekend. Sean O’Connor and Jordan Van Roekel, redshirt freshman linebackers, play for the Northwest Missouri State Bearcats. The Bearcats play in the NCAA Division II national championship game Saturday. The No. 2 Bearcats (140) will play against No. 13 Lenoir-Rhyne (13-1) at Braly Stadium in Florence, Ala. The game will be broadcast on ESPN2 beginning at noon. Van Roekel has played in five games this season and has recorded two tackles. Kodie Wilkie is a sophomore kicker, Hutch Burns is a sophomore running back, and Alex Amadeo is a sophomore defensive back for Grand View Uni-

versity, which is playing for the NAIA national championship Saturday. All three are from Monroe and played for PCM. The second-ranked Vikings (13-0) play No. 1 Cumberlands at Barron Stadium in Roma, Ga. The game will be televised on ESPN3 beginning at 3:30 p.m. Only Wilkie has touched the ball this season for the Vikings. He’s 3-for-5 on field goals and 35-of-37 on PAT kicks. He’s the team’s fourth-leading scorer with 44 points this season. He also has 49 kickoffs for 2,661 yards (54.3 avg.) with four touchbacks.

Colts defense faces big challenge against Chiefs INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Robert Mathis describes Jamaal Charles in many ways. Explosive. Problem. Mismatch. Someone to track on every play. He’s seen it most of this week when dissecting all the scary film of the Chiefs, and now the Colts linebacker and NFL sacks leader must come up with a way to stop the AFC’s top runner. Good luck. “He can make you pay running the ball, passing the ball, whatever the case may be. He Mathis can make you pay,” Mathis said. Contending with Charles is only part of the problem Indianapolis (9-5) faces Sunday in what could be a playoff preview. The AFC South champs are currently the No. 4 seed, while the Chiefs, still in contention for the AFC West crown, would be the No. 5 seed. If the standings are unchanged when Charles the season ends, Kansas City will visit Indy for wild-card weekend. With Charles in charge, the Chiefs (11-3) have been rolling. They’ve scored 101 points over the last CHIEFS See Page 2B

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Kobe likely to miss 6 weeks with fracture LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant is expected to miss about six weeks with an injured left knee, dealing the second major injury setback of the year to the Los Angeles Lakers’ superstar guard. An MRI exam on Thursday revealed Bryant has a fracture in his lateral tibial plateau — the top of his shinbone near his knee. Bryant made his season debut with the Lakers Dec. 8 after nearly eight months away while recovering from a torn Achilles tendon. He apparently was hurt again Tuesday night in Memphis while Bryant playing his fourth game in five nights. After playing six games in 10 days, the fourth-leading scorer in NBA history is out again until February or longer — and the Lakers’ already miserable run of injuries got even uglier. “You hate it for Kobe,” Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni told reporters after practice Thursday. “He’s worked so hard to get back, but he’ll be back. He’ll be back in six weeks. We’ve just got to weather the storm until he gets back.” The Lakers also announced Steve Nash will be out for at least four more weeks with nerve root irritation, leaving injury-riddled Los Angeles without its top three point guards and Bryant — who filled in at the point in recent games — for at least another week. Bryant pushed himself to return to the Lakers quickly, but his left leg appeared to be visibly smaller than his right leg after months of inactivity and atrophy. D’Antoni and the Lakers’ top brass often joke about their inability to control Bryant’s relentless determination to play, even at the risk of his own health. “It could happen at any time,” D’Antoni

said of Bryant’s latest injury. “That’s part of it. There’s always going to be a risk until he gets used to playing, but the doctors are all over it. That’s just bad luck.” Los Angeles signed Bryant to a lavish two-year, $48.5 million contract extension last month, taking him into his 20th season with the Lakers. Most of Los Angeles’ roster will be free agents this summer. Bryant matched his season high with 21 points in the Lakers’ win at Memphis, but he went to the floor with 3:25 left in the third quarter. He stayed on the floor briefly before standing up, and Bryant bent over at the waist as he flexed his left leg back and forth. He walked to the bench with trainer Gary Vitti, but returned to the floor following the timeout. He hit a deep 3-pointer late in the fourth quarter to help clinch the win and finished playing more than 32 minutes. Bryant said after the game that he twisted his knee, but it felt all right. “I just hyperextended it,” Bryant said when asked to describe what happened on the play. “I tend to hyperextend my knees every now and then.” Buried behind the implications of Bryant’s latest injury, the Lakers got yet more bad news about the 39-year-old Nash, who has been injured for most of his two seasons in Los Angeles. The two-time NBA MVP has played in just six games this season and hasn’t suited up since Nov. 10, repeatedly traveling home to Vancouver to undergo rehabilitation on his perpetually balky back and hamstrings. Xavier Henry, the 6-foot-6 shooting guard who has been a pleasant surprise in his first year with Los Angeles, is the Lakers’ new starting point guard, D’Antoni said. While Nash, Bryant and Steve Blake are out with long-term injuries, Jordan Farmar will be re-evaluated Tuesday in his return from a torn hamstring, with the Lakers hoping he’ll be back before January.

Hogue: Hoiberg helped fix jump shot Continued from Page 1B He averaged 12.9 points and 5.4 rebounds a game last season for Indian Hills, a community college program in Iowa. Hogue was seen largely as an athletic defender and rebounder and perhaps an occasional scorer at the Division I level. Hogue’s offense was raw, and even Hoiberg wondered how he’d handle going from constantly pressing defensively to playing mostly man-to-man. But Hoiberg, a former standout shooter during a decade-long career in the NBA, helped Hogue fix his jump shot by taking his guide hand off the ball and eliminating his tendency to drift on jumpers. Is also turned out that Hogue was ready to thrive in a more complex Division I system. As Hoiberg put it, Hogue is “as smart a basketball player as we have on this team.” “Coaches saw me as being athletic. They didn’t let me showcase everything that I could do like passing or playing defense. They just wanted me to do a specific thing,” Hogue said. “Coach Hoiberg, he just let Hoiberg me play the game and utilize all of my talents.” It also helped that Iowa State needed those talents immediately. Hogue got a shot to make an immediate impact when star Melvin Ejim — who

is also 6-foot-6 and has a very similar skill set to Hogue’s — missed the first two games with a knee injury. Hogue had 10 points and nine rebounds in Iowa State’s opener and 13 points — on 3 of 3 shooting from 3-point range — the next time out. Ejim was back when Iowa State hosted Michigan on Nov. 17, but by then Hoiberg couldn’t keep Hogue out of the lineup. “Me, coming out and producing that way I was, I think that that confidence for the beginning of the season has just kept going on,” Hogue said. Hogue responded with the first doubledouble of his career, and over the past month he’s been one of Iowa State’s best players. Hogue’s signature performance came two weeks ago in a 99-70 thrashing of Auburn. He had 16 points and 12 rebounds in the first half — reaching double-digits in less than 12 minutes in play — to help Iowa State reel off a 27-5 run and secure a blowout victory. Hogue was crucial as Iowa State rallied from 18 down to overtake Northern Iowa. He also hit two huge free throws with 12.1 seconds left to force the Hawkeyes into a late 3-point shot, which they missed, in Friday’s 85-82 win. Ejim led the Big 12 in rebounding last season and was expected to do it again. But after just six weeks playing next to Hogue, Ejim is already conceding the crown. “Dustin is a beast. I told him the other day that I’ve probably given over the reins to him. He’s just found a way. He battles every time,” Ejim said. “He’s so athletic, and he just has a knack for the ball.”

Chiefs: Offense clicking behind Charles Continued from Page 1B two weeks against Washington and Oakland, defenses ranked 20th and 18th. The Colts are No. 19. And after an inconsistent stretch in which the Colts went 3-3 and were outscored 11424 in the first halves of those six games, they finally appeared to get back on track with Sunday’s 25-3 win over reeling Houston, the front-runner for the No. 1 draft pick. Now, people are waiting to see if the Colts can do it all over again against a playoffbound foe with one of the league’s premiere weapons. Injuries could make the challenge even more imposing. Starting linebacker Pat Angerer went on season-ending injured reserve Tuesday. Angerer was third on the team with 87 tackles despite playing most of this season with a troublesome knee. Kavell Conner, who was inactive for three consecutive games before Sunday, is expected to replace Angerer. Two other starters, defensive tackle Ricky Jean Francois (foot) and cornerback Greg Toler (groin), have not returned from their injuries. In the last six quarters, Luck appears to

have finally found a connection with his young receivers and it’s resulted in six touchdown passes and just one interception over the last six quarters. This week, it’s the defense that has the bigger test. Charles is coming off of an historic fivetouchdown game, averages an impressive 4.8 yards, leads the AFC with 1,181 yards rushing and leads the league in total TDs (18). Alex Smith is fourth in the AFC in passer rating (91.0) and after losing three straight, the Chiefs have rebounded with back- toback wins by a combined margin of 60 points. “They run the ball very well. They do the little things right. That’s a tribute to their head coach,” Mathis said. “They make you pay if you’re not bringing your A game.” All of which begs the question about which is tougher: Stopping Charles & Co. or proving they can finish the season with enough momentum to make a deep playoff run? “I think it goes hand-in-hand,” linebacker Jerrell Freeman said. “He (Charles) is definitely a Swiss army knife. He does it all, and he’s definitely tough to stop, so it will be a great challenge for us.”

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Turner: Award legitimized my decision Continued from Page 1B The first was for a story entitled ‘Why not Colfax-Mingo’ published in both the Daily News and Jasper County Tribune. I remember talking to C-M coach Jeff Lietz and wanting to portray his sincere desire to teach more than football to his kids. I was happy to see that particular article recognized. The second award was for this column, and this one came as not only a surprise, but it also served as vindication. I’ve been recognized as one of the top-3 column writers in the state in the Daily News’ classification, which is based on circulation numbers. This award hit home. I have strong opinions, and at times, those opinions have rubbed certain people the wrong way, which is why I was surprised. I never mean to upset anybody, and I’m glad my thoughts have been recognized and valid and intelligently constructed. The vindication comes from all those people who ask me why I came out here in the first place. I had to take a shot at this. I lived at home for six months, and I was miserable. The days were going by. I was getting no job offers, hardly any interviews. When Bob Eschliman offered me this job, I felt I owed it to myself to give it a shot. I can see my work has improved and to receive an award for it means the world to me. I will never stop working, never stop growing. The fact that its payoff is tangible gives credibility to my decision. I have had plenty of ups and downs since I got here, but this award motivates me to keep going.

NFL Standings National Football League The Associated Press All Times CST AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA New England 10 4 0 .714 369 311 Miami 8 6 0 .571 310 296 N.Y. Jets 6 8 0 .429 246 367 Buffalo 5 9 0 .357 300 354 South W L T Pct PF PA y-Indianapolis 9 5 0 .643 338 319 Tennessee 5 9 0 .357 326 355 Jacksonville 4 10 0 .286 221 399 Houston 2 12 0 .143 253 375 North W L T Pct PF PA Cincinnati 9 5 0 .643 354 274 Baltimore 8 6 0 .571 296 277 Pittsburgh 6 8 0 .429 321 332 Cleveland 4 10 0 .286 288 362 West W L T Pct PF PA x-Denver 11 3 0 .786 535 372 x-Kansas City 11 3 0 .786 399 255 San Diego 7 7 0 .500 343 311 Oakland 4 10 0 .286 295 393 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF Philadelphia 8 6 0 .571 364 Dallas 7 7 0 .500 393 N.Y. Giants 5 9 0 .357 251 Washington 3 11 0 .214 305 South W L T Pct PF New Orleans 10 4 0 .714 359 Carolina 10 4 0 .714 328 Tampa Bay 4 10 0 .286 258 Atlanta 4 10 0 .286 309 North W L T Pct PF Chicago 8 6 0 .571 406 Green Bay 7 6 1 .536 353 Detroit 7 7 0 .500 362 Minnesota 4 9 1 .321 363 West W L T Pct PF x-Seattle 12 2 0 .857 380 San Francisco 10 4 0 .714 349 Arizona 9 5 0 .643 342 St. Louis 6 8 0 .429 316 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Sunday’s Games Tampa Bay at St. Louis, Noon Indianapolis at Kansas City, Noon Denver at Houston, Noon Miami at Buffalo, Noon New Orleans at Carolina, Noon Dallas at Washington, Noon Cleveland at N.Y. Jets, Noon Minnesota at Cincinnati, Noon Tennessee at Jacksonville, Noon Arizona at Seattle, 3:05 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Detroit, 3:05 p.m. Oakland at San Diego, 3:25 p.m. Pittsburgh at Green Bay, 3:25 p.m. New England at Baltimore, 3:25 p.m. Chicago at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. Monday’s Game Atlanta at San Francisco, 7:40 p.m.

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College Football Bowl Schedule College Football Bowl Glance The Associated Press All Times CST Saturday, Dec. 21 New Mexico Bowl At Albuquerque Washington State (6-6) vs. Colorado State (7-6), 1 p.m. (ESPN) Las Vegas Bowl Fresno State (11-1) vs. Southern Cal (9-4), 2:30 p.m. (ABC) Famous Idaho Potato Bowl At Boise, Idaho Buffalo (8-4) vs. San Diego State (7-5), 4:30 p.m. (ESPN) New Orleans Bowl Tulane (7-5) vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (8-4), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Dec. 23 Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl At St. Petersburg, Fla. Ohio (7-5) vs. East Carolina (9-3), 1 p.m. (ESPN) Tuesday, Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl At Honolulu Oregon State (6-6) vs. Boise State (8-4), 7 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday, Dec. 26 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl At Detroit Bowling Green (10-3) vs. Pittsburgh (6-6), 5 p.m. (ESPN) Poinsettia Bowl At San Diego Northern Illinois (12-1) vs. Utah State (8-5), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Dec. 27 Military Bowl At Annapolis, Md. Marshall (9-4) vs. Maryland (7-5), 1:30 p.m. (ESPN) Texas Bowl At Houston Minnesota (8-4) vs. Syracuse (6-6), 5 p.m. (ESPN) Fight Hunger Bowl At San Francisco BYU (8-4) vs. Washington (8-4), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday, Dec. 28 Pinstripe Bowl At New York Notre Dame (8-4) vs. Rutgers (6-6), 11 a.m. (ESPN) Belk Bowl At Charlotte, N.C. Cincinnati (9-3) vs. North Carolina (6-6), 2:20 p.m. (ESPN) Russell Athletic Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Miami (9-3) vs. Louisville (11-1), 5:45 p.m. (ESPN) Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl At Tempe, Ariz. Kansas State (7-5) vs. Michigan (7-5), 9:15 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Dec. 30 Armed Forces Bowl At Fort Worth, Texas Middle Tennessee (8-4) vs. Navy (8-4), 10:45 a.m. (ESPN) Music City Bowl At Nashville, Tenn. Mississippi (7-5) vs. Georgia Tech (7-5), 2:15 p.m. (ESPN) Alamo Bowl At San Antonio Oregon (10-2) vs. Texas (8-4), 5:45 p.m. (ESPN) Holiday Bowl At San Diego Arizona State (10-3) vs. Texas Tech (7-5), 9:15 p.m. (ESPN) Tuesday, Dec. 31 AdvoCare V100 Bowl At Shreveport, La. Arizona (7-5) vs. Boston College (7-5), 11:30 a.m. (ESPN) Sun Bowl At El Paso, Texas Virginia Tech (8-4) vs. UCLA (9-3), 1 p.m. (CBS) Liberty Bowl At Memphis, Tenn. Rice (9-3) vs. Mississippi State (6-6), 3 p.m. (ESPN) Chick-fil-A Bowl At Atlanta Texas A&M (8-4) vs. Duke (10-3), 7 p.m. (ESPN) Wednesday, Jan. 1 Heart of Dallas Bowl At Dallas UNLV (7-5) vs. North Texas (8-4), 11 a.m. (ESPNU) Gator Bowl At Jacksonville, Fla. Nebraska (8-4) vs. Georgia (8-4), 11 a.m. (ESPN2) Capital One Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Wisconsin (9-3) vs. South Carolina (10-2), Noon (ABC) Outback Bowl At Tampa, Fla. Iowa (8-4) vs. LSU (9-3), Noon (ESPN) Rose Bowl At Pasadena, Calif. Stanford (11-2) vs. Michigan State (12-1), 4 p.m. (ESPN) Fiesta Bowl At Glendale, Ariz. Baylor (11-1) vs. UCF (11-1), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday, Jan. 2Sugar Bowl At New Orleans Alabama (11-1) vs. Oklahoma (10-2), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Jan. 3 Orange Bowl At Miami Ohio State (12-1) vs. Clemson (10-2), 7 p.m. (ESPN) Cotton Bowl At Arlington, Texas Missouri (11-2) vs. Oklahoma State (10-2), 6:30 p.m. (FOX) Saturday, Jan. 4 BBVA Compass Bowl At Birmingham, Ala. Vanderbilt (8-4) vs. Houston (8-4), Noon (ESPN) Sunday, Jan. 5 Bowl At Mobile, Ala. Arkansas State (7-5) vs. Ball State (10-2), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Jan. 6 BCS National Championship At Pasadena, Calif. Florida State (13-0) vs. Auburn (12-1), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday, Jan. 18 East-West Shrine Classic At St. Petersburg, Fla. East vs. West, 3 p.m. (NFLN) Saturday, Jan. 25 Senior Bowl At Mobile, Ala. South vs. North, 3 p.m. (NFLN)

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Worship Together Ashton Chapel Next to Ashton Park, near intersection of Hwy 330 and F17 (8887 W. 122nd St. N., Mingo, IA) Sunday School 9:00am; Worship 10:00am. Pastors: Larry Craig and Mark Eddy Bar None Cowboy Church Building next to Culver’s Newton, David Rex, Pastor, 641-5214354, 7pm Thursdays. Music featured each week. www.barnonecowboy Baxter Evangelical Free Church East Avenue, Baxter, Eugene Bucklin, Pastor, 10:00am Worship, 5:30pm FCYF, 7:00pm Wednesday prayer mtg. Bethany United Church of Christ 5627 N. 95th Ave. W., Baxter, (one mi. E. of Baxter on Station St.) Pastor Wanda Seydel. Sunday after Labor Day through Memorial Day: 8:30 Junior Choir; 9:15 Sunday School; 10:30 Worship. Sunday after Memorial Day through Labor Day: 9:30 Worship; Women’s Fellowship First Thursday 2pm. Sunday’s in July feature 10:30 prayer and study of the Lords Prayer. Bible Missionary Church 909 N. 95th Ave. E. 641-840-2093 Pastor Lucas. Sunday School 9:45am, Morning Worship 10:45, Evening Service 6:00pm. Mid-week Service 7:00pm Center Friends Northeast of Newton, Karen Mendenhall, pastor, Dallas Gilreath, pastor, Cheri Doane, assistant pastor; 9:30am Sunday school, 10:30am Worship. Call 641-792-2473. Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Prairie City, 9:00am Sunday school, 10:00am Worship. Christian Life Church 421 S. 2nd Ave. W., Interim Pastor James Miller; Phone Number: 641-521-9294. Coffeetime 9:30am, Worship 10:00am. Lunch Served at noon. Bible Study: Tuesday 10:00am. Christian Reformed Church Prairie City, Matthew McClure, pastor; 9:30am Worship, 10:45am Sunday school, 6:30pm Worship. Jasper County Church of Christ 1100 N. 3rd Ave. E., 9:30am Bible classes, 10:30am & 1:30pm Worship; Thursday evening 7:00pm Bible Study. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 1405 N. 11th Ave. E., Branch President-Gregory O. Rivers, 316 E. 8th St. S., Newton, IA 50208. 9:30am Sacrament meeting, 10:40am Sunday School & Primary, 11:45am Priesthood, Relief Society & Young Women. Colfax United Methodist Church S. Locust St. & Division St., 515-674-3782. 10:00am Sunday School, 10:00am Family Worship. Rev. R.D. Streeter Community of Christ 1805 S. 8th Ave. E., 791-7834, Bill Conklin, pastor, Church School Classes 9:30am; Worship Service 10:30am; Wednesday Prayer Service 7:00pm. Community Heights Alliance Pastor Cory Stout, Senior Pastor; Pastor John Patterson, Associate Pastor; Tyler Kramer, Youth Pastor; Mike Osterbauer, Pastor of Worship and Young Adults. Sunday Worship Services 8:30am, 11am & 5pm; Sunday School 9:45am; Sr. High Youth Group Wednesday 7:45pm; Wednesday Prayer Meetings 6am, noon & 6:45am; Jr. High Youth Group 6:30pm; Awana 6:30pm; Nursery available for most events. Handicapped accessible. 2500 S. 13th Ave. E. 792-1620. Congregational United Church of Christ-Baxter 217 S. Main Baxter, Rollin Watters, pastor, Sunday School 9:30am, Regular worship service, 10:30am

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

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

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

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

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

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 314 E. 2nd St. N. Pastor Mark Young. Sunday: 9:00 a.m. Faith Village & Sunday School. 10:15 Worship. 11:30am coffee fellowship. 5:45pm Wed; Family Unity Night. Thurs; 6:00 Choir Practice, 7:10 Atonement Practice. 641-792-5850, Nursery provided. First Church of Christ Scientist 616 6th Ave., Grinnell, 10:30 am Services. First Lutheran Church - ELCA 309 E. 3rd St. N., Newton. Pastor Zachary Bey. Sunday Worship at 9:30 am; Sunday School and Fellowship to follow at 10:45 am; High School Youth Group every other Wednesday evening. 641-792-3934. All are welcome! First Presbyterian 220 N 2nd Ave E Newton Interim Pastor Linda CurtisStolper Adult Sunday School 9AM Kids Action Hour 9:15AM Worship 10:30AM Fellowship 11:30AM Nursery Provided Handicapped Accessible Everyone Welcome! Mens Group 1st & 3rd Thursdays 6:30AM & 9AM Womens Bible Study Wed 9:30AM WOW Wed 4:30PM 792-2790 First United Methodist 210 N 2nd Ave E., Rev. Gary Marzolf Traditional Worship 8:30 AM, Fellowship 9:30 AM, Sunday School 9:45 AM, Contemporary Worship 11:00 AM. Youth Group 6:00 PM. Handicapped Accessible. Nursery Provided. 9:00 am “First Church on The Air”- KCOB www.

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

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

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

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

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

Metz Community 3253 W. 62nd St. S., Newton, 791-9568, Pastor David Rex; Sunday School 9:00 am. 10:10 am service. Mingo United Methodist 202 W. Main, Mingo, Rev. Kurt DeVance, 515-339-8819; Children’s Sunday School - 9:30 am and Adult Sunday School - 9:45 am. Church time is 10:45 am. Monroe Presbyterian Church 115 So. Main, Monroe, Rev. Ann Rouse, Sonlight Service 8:00 am; 9:00 am church school, 10:00 am Traditional Worship, communion on 1st Sunday of month, 6:00 pm Session Committees 2nd Sunday of month, 7:00 pm Session Meeting 2nd Sunday of month.

Pleasantview United Methodist 8454 S. 28th Ave. E., Newton, Pastor Tim Morgan; 9:00 am worship; 10:15 am Sunday School. Prairie City Church of the Brethren 12015 Hwy S 6G, Corner of S 6G & F70 W, 5 miles south of Prairie City on S6G, 515-9942940; Mon., Tues., Thurs. & Fri. 8:15-11:15 am; Pastor Timothy Peter; Sunday: 9:30am Sunday School; 10:45am Worship Service/Children’s Church; Nursery provided. Prairie City First Reformed Church 300 E. 5th St., P. O. Box 178, 515-994-2250, frcprairiecity@; 9:30 am Worship, 10:50 am Sunday School.

Monroe United Methodist 407 N. Monroe St., Monroe, 641259-2822; Pastor Stephen Taylor; Jubilee Service 8:15 am; Sunday School 9:00 am; Worship 10:15 am; Office Hours: Mon. Thurs. 8-Noon;

Prairie City United Methodist Church 706 W. McMurray, Prairie City Rev. Medea Saunders Sunday 8:45 a.m. Sunday School for all ages. Office hours 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. M-TH 515-994-2354

New Life Baptist Church 124 E. Howard St., Colfax, 515-674-3103, Sunday School 9:45 am, Worship Service 10:45, Evening Service 6 pm, midweek service 7 pm Wednesdays. Independent Fundamental Baptist Church.

Rock Creek Hickory Grove Church 3 1/2 miles north of Rock Creek Lake, 9:15 am fellowship, 9:30 am Sunday School, 10:30 am worship.

Newton Baptist Temple (A Fundamental Independent Church) 621 E. 12th St. N., Ross McIntyre, pastor. 10:00 am Sunday School, 11:00 am Worship, Wednesday and Sunday 6:00 pm Worship, Bus transportation available, 6:00 pm Wednesday Bible study.

Reasnor United Methodist Rev. Randall McNeer, Worship 10:45am. Communion first Sunday of each month. Sacred Heart Catholic Church 1115 S. 8th Ave. E., Rev. William Reynolds, pastor, Saturday: 4:00 pm Mass, Sunday: 9:00 am Mass.

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

Sully First Reformed Church Rev. Wayne Sneller, senior pastor, Diana Scandridge, Youth & Education Director. 9:30 am Worship, 11:00 am Sunday school, 6:00 pm Worship; Thursday Night Family Night 7:00 pm Sept. - March. United Pentecostal 813 E. 7th St. N., Rev. Robert A. Shaw, pastor, 10:00 am Sunday Worship, 6:00 pm Sunday Worship, Prayer and Bible study Tuesday 6:30, Super & Youth Church Wednesday starts 7:00-8:00. United Presbyterian 209 N. 2nd Ave. E., Rev. Donald Freeman, 9:30 am Sunday School, 10:30 - 11:30 am worship service (broadcasted live on KCOB radio); 11:30 am Fellowship; Wednesday choir rehearsal 6:00 p.m.; Nursery provided on Sundays. Westfield Community Church 4164 20th St., Grinnell, Pastor Jann Braaksma, Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; Sunday 10:30 a.m. Worship; Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. Youth Group; Wittemberg Church Rt. 1, Newton, pastor Rev. Roger K. Swanson 10:15 am Worship.

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Public Notices IN THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT OF JASPER COUNTY Green Tree Servicing LLC Plaintiff, vs. Brian D. Kramer; Parties in Possession; The Bank of New York Mellon fka The Bank of New York, as Trustee for the Certificateholders of CWHEQ, Inc., Home Equity Loan asset Backed Certificates, Series 2006-S6; Nationstar Mortgage, LLC; Unknown Spouse (if any) of Brian D. Kramer; FIA Card Services, et al. Defendants. EQUITY NO: EQCV118628 ORIGINAL NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION You are notified that a petition has been filed in the office of this court naming you as a defendant in this action. The petition was filed on November 4, 2013, and prays for foreclosure of Plaintiffs mortgage in favor of the Plaintiff on the property described in this notice and judgment for the unpaid principal amount of $35,222.69, with 4.25% per annum interest thereon from May 1, 2013, together with late charges, advances and the costs of the action including (but not limited to) title costs and reasonable attorney's fees, as well as a request that said sums be declared a lien upon the following described premises from August 24, 2001, located in Jasper county, Iowa: Lot K of the Subdivision of Lot Seven (7) of East Addition to Newton, Jasper County, Iowa, as the same appears in the Plat recorded in Plat Book B, Page 263, of the records in the Office of the County Recorder of Jasper County, Iowa, commonly known as 813 North 2nd Avenue E, Newton, IA 50208 (the “Property”) The petition further prays that the mortgage on the above described real estate be foreclosed, that a special execution issue for the sale of as much of the mortgaged premises as is necessary to satisfy the judgment and for other relief as the Court deems just and equitable. For further details, please review the petition on file in the clerk's office. The Plaintiffs attorney is Douglas J. Mizer, of South and Associates, P.C.; whose address is 1245 Jordan Creek Parkway, Suite 120, West Des Moines, IA 50266. NOTICE THE PLAINTIFF HAS ELECTED FORECLOSURE WITHOUT REDEMPTION. THIS MEANS THAT THE SALE OF THE MORTGAGED PROPERTY WILL OCCUR PROMPTLY AFTER ENTRY OF JUDGMENT UINLESS YOU FILE WITH THE COURT A WRITTEN DEMAND TO DELAY THE SALE. IF YOU FILE A WRITTEN DEMAND, THE SALE WILL BE DELAYED UNTIL TWELVE MONTHS (OR SIX MONTHS IF THE PETITION INCLUDES A WAIVER OF DEFICIENCY JUDGMENT) FROM THE ENTRY OF JUDGMENT IF THE MORTGAGED PROPERTY IS YOUR RESIDENCE AND IS A ONE-FAMILY OR TWO-FAMILY DWELLING OR UNTIL TWO MONTHS FROM ENTRY OF JUDGMENT IF THE MORTGAGED PROPERTY IS NOT YOUR RESIDENCE OR IS YOUR RESIDENCE BUT NOT A ONE-FAMILY OR TWO-FAMILY DWELLING. YOU WILL HAVE NO RIGHT OF REDEMPTION AFTER THE SALE. THE PURCHASER AT THE SALE WILL BE ENTITLED TO IMMEDIATE POSSESSION OF THE MORTGAGED PROPERTY. YOU MAY PURCHASE AT THE SALE. You must serve a motion or answer on or before 23rd day of January, 2014, and within a reasonable time thereafter file your motion or answer with the Clerk of Court for Jasper County, at the county courthouse in Newton, Iowa. If you do not, judgment by default may be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. If you require the assistance of auxiliary aids or services to participate in a court action because of a disability, immediately call your District ADA Coordinator at 515-286-3394. If you are hearing impaired, call Relay Iowa TTY at 1-800-735-2942. By: CLERK OF THE ABOVE COURT Jasper County Courthouse 101 N. 1st Street, #104 Newton, IA 50208 IMPORTANT: YOU ARE ADVISED TO SEEK LEGAL ADVICE AT ONCE TO PROTECT YOUR INTERESTS. December 20 & 27 – January 3

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ATTENTION SALES PROFESSIONALS! Sully Farm Supply is growing and is looking to immediately hire an Outside Sales Representative! The team at Sully Farm Supply are experts in grain bin storage solutions, dryers and augers as well as service and repair. REQUIREMENTS: • Previous sales experience in Agricultural equipment and/or grain handling and storage, or experience selling high value equipment. • Understand market conditions • Keen attention to detail • Self-motivated

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Director of Marketing Park Centre in Newton has an outstanding full time opportunity for a Director of Marketing. The Marketing Director will lead the sales and marketing efforts for Park Centre's services including independent living, assisted living, transitional care suites and health services. In addition, this position will develop and execute communication and branding for Park Centre. The Director of Marketing plays a significant role in the strategy of marketing and sales for Park Centre. An undergraduate degree in marketing, public relations, health care administration, or related field is required. Qualified applicants will also have a minimum of three years of marketing and sales experience, preferably within senior living services, non-profit or health care environment. Must be able to demonstrate outcomes in previous roles. Exceptional presentation, communication and interpersonal skills are required. A pre-employment drug screen, nicotine screen, and pre-employment physical are required. To apply send resume to Park Centre, Attn: Human Resources, 500 First Street North, Newton, IA 50208 or online at EOE. Drug and Tobacco-free work environment.

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The Iowa Department of Transportation is hiring temporary winter maintenance positions at the Newton Maintenance Garage. Qualified applicants are required to operate snow and ice removal equipment and possess a Class B commercial driver’s license with an air break endorsement. Applicant subject to drug and alcohol testing requirements.


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NOW reNtiNg -2 Bedroom ApartmentsRENT BASED ON 30% OF YOUR INCOME Greenway Apartments 1501 North 11th Ave. E.

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2 GLIDER Rocking Chairs, $15 each. One velvet Rocking chair. $15. Queen size Waterbed, with headboard and 8 door under dresser. $50. 641-8313065. 4 GOODYEAR Wrangler Tires and rims, p265/75r16. $500 or OBO. 641-521-4505. 500 GALLON Propane Tank, excellent condition, clean tank. $650. 515681-0035. 6 FOOT Christmas Tree, pre-lighted, with extra lights on it. $10. 641-5212999. BRAND NEW Card Nail Jacket, size large, black leather.$80. Wood antique clock, brown, runs real good. $100. 641-275-3669 or cell: 641-275-1036. DOG OR animal box, wood, slatted. 59x40x36. 521-2999. DUTCH OVEN Skillet, and sauce pan, by West Bend. $25 Set. 792-6359. EASY RIDER Collector Plates, by David Mann. $15 each. 227-3443. KENMORE WASHER & Dryer LP. $75 each or $125 for both. 515-6613774. LARGE PET Carrier $10. Wooden Quilt rack $10. Ornate Mirror $5. Make up Mirror $5. Purse $5. Queen size, black , floral Comforter, reverses to tan. $5. 641-275-5143. MAKITA ½” drive electric impact wrench, model 6904VH, as new, still in original box, with papers in hard case. 30 pc. Impact socket set, in case , all as new. $100 Cash only. Compact tool set, in hard case, like new. $25 Cash only. 792-4441. MAYTAG SIDE by Side Refrigerator. $200. 641295-5121. NEW SMART Shaver, chargeable, shaver and trimmer. $20. Red Core, infrared, room heater, electric, heats 1000 sq feet, new in box. $155. 7870208. NICE WALNUT Bedside Table. $25. 792-6359. RUGER M-14 .223 magazines, (2) 30 Round magazines,(6) 20 round magazines. $100 or OBO. 641787-1017.

PORTABLE MASSAGE Table, with feather lite bag. $75 or OBO. 2 Tires, size p185/65r14. $20 for pair. Topper for short bed s-10. $65. 641-275-5515. SIDE BY Side Refrigerator, clean. $125. 641-417-9285 or 791-2239.

COURTYARD APTS. Welcome Home! 2 BR Apartments $395-$450 780 SF 3 BR Townhomes $575-$650 1000 SF 641-521-2222

LOVELY TWO bedroom apartment in Downtown Newton. Lots of space and extra storage. Off street parking. Washer and dryer in apartment. Recently remodeled. No pets please. $550/month. 641-792-9600 Mace Family Dentistry QUIET, CLEAN 2 bedroom Apartment. Appliances & water furnished. No pets. References, Deposit, 1 year lease. 641-792-3449. RENT SPECIAL! 2 Bedroom apartment. $475/mo, $300 deposit. Water included. 2 bedroom townhome. $1000 move-in special. Includes rent and deposit. ($600 rent/$400 deposit.) Call 641-521-2991 for a viewing. SPACE FOR LEASE 1900 sq. ft - 2 handicapped accessible restrooms Basement and indoor garage Next to Jimmy John's on town square Call: 515-255-5124 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) FOR SALE

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.


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SNOW WAY V Plow- one ton truck mounting, new cutting blade. $3,000. 641792-4332 STOVE $125, Washers, 2 Maytags and 1 Magic Chef. $125 each. Refrigerator $150. Sonic Jet Tub $250. All in good working condition. 641-791-2307.

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.

TORO, SUPER Blower/VAC, for leaves, works good. $50.00. Brand new Coffee Maker. $15 New DVD Player, works perfect. $25. Comfort Air , Automatic Dehumidifier, works good. 787-0208.

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



MOBILE HOMES for Sale Financing available. Newer 3 bedroom 3 bath mobile home located in deer run estates in Colfax. 515-2102835 or 563-357-0487


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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

$525 - $575 Includes water, sewer, trash Controlled Access Building On-Site Laundry



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

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 $4900 for both cars. 641791-2220.

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Passionate fire-sign energy prevails as the Leo moon leads us through the final day of the Sagittarian solar journey of 2013. High levels of motivation combined with ambitious aims make for actionpacked hours. The Leo moon puts a spotlight on the entertainment value of our interactions, so be sure to applaud when it’s really good. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 20). You’ll challenge your determination and earn a financial bonus before the year is up. Your popularity is at a comfortable level, though by February you may cut back on social obligations in favor of developing a project. March sees you building, selling and repeating. Family is enriched by your efforts. Aries and Gemini people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 11, 43, 27, 39 and 48. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). As hard as it is to regulate that unpredictable force in your life, it’s even harder to regulate your own predictable nature. But once you’ve

practiced self-control in one area, it will be easier to apply it to the next. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19). The changes that are coming tomorrow may have your mind whirring even deep into the night. This isn’t a good time to make big fateful decisions. Get some rest instead. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Just when you’re wondering whether an endeavor or a relationship is worthwhile, things will shift to show you that there is enough value there to warrant your perseverance. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You’ll notice that everyone is looking to you for a bit of amusement. If you’re going to have a story to tell them, you have to get out there and experience life. Increase your involvement, even in the messy things. ARIES (March 21-April 19). If you ask, people will tell you a dozen different ways to accomplish the same thing. Today

there is no bad advice, only advice that works for you and advice that doesn’t. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You’ll say what you mean and be heard loud and clear by those who are on your wavelength. As for the others, you might be surprised at who they are. Were they just pretending to understand you before? GEMINI (May 21-June 21). When your aim is to entertain people, the worst thing you can be is boring. Focus less on what’s appropriate and what’s worked before, and figure out how you’re going to present things in a new way. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Take social risks. The marvelous perk of this day is an endless supply of “do-overs” for fixing minor gaffes. As for major mistakes, you’re already too much of a pro for those. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). It’s a good thing you’re living honestly, because

today you’ll reveal the truth even when you don’t mean to. That’s how someone finds out the depth of your feelings. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Be careful in making your task list for the day. The difference between choice A and choice B may seem small, but it’s significant. You will determine what to do, and what you do will determine who you are. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Your guiding planet is about to change directions, and you may feel that your heart is on the verge of a new direction, as well. Your feelings for someone won’t go away; they’ll just shift. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You’re allowing yourself to be led by a capricious spirit who will only give you mysterious hints as to her destination. It’s all in the name of fun, so don’t invest anything significant in the relationship. COPYRIGHT 2013 CREATORS.COM


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