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Serving smoking good food on July 4th! Following the Big Parade until all the Ribs are gone! $12 per plate gives you a sample serving of BBQ Ribs, Coleslaw & Baked Beans from six of our pit masters! Courtyard Park · South 5th Street (1) Sponsored by: Central City Family Pharmacy, Farm Bureau Financial Services – Vance Wickam, Agent Hometown Market, Meadowview Country Club & NXT Bank.

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A home freezer can be a good From the City Clerk’s office at 304 Broadway bargain over the long term, Telephone: 854-6428 but buying a freezer also can Visit our web site at: www.ci.springville.ia.us be a major expense. Here are some things to consider in deciding whether having a freezer is the right move for you. On August 9, 2014 at 8:00 Capacity: How much do you am the Springville Extreme need? The rule of thumb is Quarry Run will kick off. to multiply the number of Runners will travel through beautiful Springville, Iowa, family members by 1.5 cubic head west of town and feet, adding more to the traverse the steep descent calculation if you’ll be adding into the working Wendling large quantities of meat from Quarry. While in the depths of the quarry you will travel hunting or bulk buys, or if through a tunnel, blasted you’ll be freezing vegetables through the rock under from a large garden. HWY. 151, turn around, come back through the tunEnergy Use: Read the nel and back up an aggresEnergyStar rating labels to sive ascent before finishing back in town. Awards will be given to top findetermine how much energy ishers of the 5K, along with technical shirts and a chance to win door prizes for all paid participants! For more information or to register go the freezer will use, and to: getmeregistered.com and search “Springville Extreme” or email: multiply by the kilowatt springvillerun@gmail.com hour cost (you’ll find that on your electric bill) to This event has been organized, with the gracious support of determine your costs to run Wendling Quarries as a fundraiser to help support Springthe freezer. ville’s Operation Backpack Program. Operation Backpack Upright vs. Chest: Consider provides children with nutritous, kid-friendly foods. The food is packed and delivered to the school by volunteers each Friday the pros and cons for both. that school is in session. Each child brings home approximately Upright freezers are shaped 6.5 pounds of food per week. Thank you for your support of like a refrigerator and Operation Backpack! therefore take up less floor space. Since they open from the front, it’s easier to find Fizz, Boom, Read! what you want, but bulky Summer Reading Program items can be hard to store. activities for all ages! Uprights usually cost a bit more than the chest style, June Activities: th but most are self-defrosting. June 10 - Summer Reading kickWhen you open the door of off party “building robots” an upright freezer, your cold air spills out onto the floor, June 12th- 10:30 am Story Time which adds to your energy for all ages cost. June 17th- 1:30 pm Kristin Simon Chest freezers are more visits the library talking about energy efficient because the cold air doesn’t escape recycling featuring “Walter the when you open the top. Most Farting Dog”. are manual defrost, which June 19th- 10:30 am Story Time saves energy, but can be an for all ages unwanted chore. It can be difficult to find items that June 24th- 1:30 pm Bill Desmaraisare at the bottom. Dinosaur Hunter! Options: Here are some you’ll want to consider: June 26th- 10:30 am Story Time • A lock with key for safety for all ages around children • Self-defrost • Magnetic door seal • Interior light • A defrost drain for manual defrost • Adjustable temperature control • Warranty and on-site service Don’t buy more freezer than you need -- due to the operating costs. Freezers work best if filled most of the way. With a too-big freezer, you’ll pay extra for the freezer and then again every month when your electric bill comes due. A freezer can be a money saver if it means fewer trips to the store -- less gas, less impulse buying -- or that you won’t eat out as often. But consider your actual usage to determine if it will be worth your while to own one. David Uffington regrets that he cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into his column whenever possible. Send email to columnreply2@gmail.com.(c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Golf Outing, 2 person best shot 252 Broadway Street, Springville 319-854-7325 VETERANS POST by Freddy Groves New VA Health Program Draws Praise from Vets The spotlight on delayed medical care at a number of Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers has overshadowed some recent good news about the VA’s PACT program, its method of providing personalized primary care. PACT (Patient Aligned Care Teams) was started in 2010 as a team approach to the wellness of individual veterans by using health plans with care provided at clinics and online via eHealth. Teams are made up of nurse care managers, clinical associates, providers and administrative associates, in tandem with nutritionists, social workers and pharmacists. Appointments with specialists are easily arranged. Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it ... individualized medical attention. The veterans who receive these services like it, too, according to a VA news release. Here are some of the stats: • Using secure electronics such as telehealth video conferencing, email messaging, home-based monitoring, phone calls and group meetings, the number of interactions with veterans increased 50 percent. • Of veterans asking for a sameday appointment with their personal provider, 65 percent got it. Of those who asked for a specific appointment date, 78 percent were accommodated. In the past year, care during non-business hours increased 75 percent. • More than 70 percent of veterans who are discharged from the hospital are contacted within two days to make sure they understand their instructions and to see how they’re doing. ¥ Mental-health care services, also a component of PACT, increased 18 percent. • As a result of PACT, there’s been a 33 percent decrease in the number of veterans needing urgent care, and hospital admissions decreased 12 percent for acute conditions. The bottom line? In a PACT satisfaction survey, over 90 percent of veterans had positive assessments of both inpatient and outpatient care. Freddy Groves regrets that he cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into his column whenever possible. Send email to columnreply2@gmail.com. (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.


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THE KITCHEN DIVA By Angela Shelf Medearis The Evolution of Dad

City of Walker

In 1966, when Lyndon City of Walker Johnson designated an official 408 Rowley St. Father’s Day, the role of Walker, Ia 52352 fathers mirrored one that had been passed down for (319) 448-4359 generations. Dad headed out Http://cityofwalkeria.org each day to an office, factory or field to provide for his family, Walker Pickle Days July 24-26, 2014 while mom stayed home to care for the family. Building Permits Since then, families have Permits are required to erect, reconstruct, alter, or extend experienced an evolution any structure. Permits must be applied for in writing and of diversity, reflecting the approved by the Zoning Administrator. Our current fee greater changes in the world schedule is as follows: Fence $20.00, Shed less than 150 around us. Perhaps the biggest square feet $20.00, Uncovered porch or deck less than 150 difference since 1966 is that square feet $20.00, Covered Porch, Deck or Addition $50.00, Dad is just as likely to be New Home $150.00, Unattached structure over 150 square in the kitchen as Mom. At a feet $50.00, Commercial Building $300.00. time when many women have Applications can be obtained at City Hall and the fee must found their vocation outside accompany the application. the home, men have found new livelihoods, too. Mailbox Permits It’s interesting that the idea Mailboxes or newspaper receptacles shall not be erected for a day to honor fathers came without obtaining a permit. Applications are available at in 1910 from a woman who City Hall. The completed application and fee of $5.00 should was raised by her widower be turned in to the City Clerk for approval by the Zoning father. Maybe it was precisely Administrator. because William Smart had The City shall not be responsible for repair of mailboxes, to step outside his designated newspaper receptacles, or their supports that are damaged role and take on new tasks due to normal or routine snow plowing or other road that Sonora Smart Dodd saw maintenance operations. the inestimable value of a flexible father, and thought SPICY BBQ RUB that all fathers should be recognized. 3/8 cup garlic powder Just like William Smart, modern dads can’t 3/8 cup packed brown sugar be categorized, and in 2014, dads cook! They 3 tablespoons dried chives know how to braise and saute, and they know 3 tablespoons smoked paprika all about al dente and fine dice. So, on their 6 teaspoons chili powder special day, how do we honor these men who, 6 teaspoons ground cumin for so many, are superheroes with a spatula? 6 teaspoons onion powder The answer takes us back to the primitive 3 teaspoons Kosher salt roots of our origin -- fire. Men everywhere still 1 tablespoon sugar or stevia love to play with it. Now, though, Epicurean 1 teaspoon ground black pepper Dad is looking way past salt and pepper to 1 teaspoon cinnamon season his catch. How about creating a special 1 teaspoons cayenne pepper seasoning mix recipe for Father’s Day? Feel free to experiment with the following recipes. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl until wellRemember to taste as you go along, though. combined. Store spices in an airtight container Spices change as they are heated, but you will in a cool dark place. Label and date, as spices still get a good idea how raw spices will taste are best when used within six months. when cooked. You can use this recipe as a dry rub, or you can To Create a Spicy Barbecue Marinade: incorporate it into the marinade recipe below. 1/3 cup soy sauce You also might want to try The Kitchen Diva! 1/2 cup olive oil Herb and Spice Seasoning Mix (purchase via 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice the Online Store at www.kitchendiva.org), 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce which is a delicious food and flavor-enhancer 2 tablespoons steak sauce specially formulated for people with diet2 tablespoons Spicy BBQ Rub (see recipe above) related illnesses. Happy Father’s Day! 1. Place the soy sauce, olive oil, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, steak sauce and BBQ *** Rub in a blender. Blend on high speed for 30 Angela Shelf Medearis is an award-winning children’s author, culinary historian and the author of seven seconds until thoroughly mixed. (Makes 1 1/3 cookbooks. Her new cookbook is “The Kitchen Diva’s cups.) Diabetic Cookbook.” Her website is www.divapro.com. 2. Place meat into a re-sealable plastic bag. Read Gina Harlow’s Blog about food, gardening, and Pour marinade into the bag over the meat. Seal horses at http://peachesandprosciutto.blogspot.com. the bag, squeezing out as much air as possible. Recipes may not be reprinted without permission from Angela Shelf Medearis. 3. Place bag into a bowl, and refrigerate for up to 8 hours for chicken, pork or beef, and 30 (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc., and Angela Shelf minutes for seafood. Cook meat or seafood as Medearis desired.

BOOKS -- Recommended Reading “The Last Dark: The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant” By Stephen R. Donaldson (Penguin, $35) By Chris Richcreek Was it worth the wait? It’s a question fans often have to ask themselves when they embark upon a multiple-book fantasy series. Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series started in 1990 and eventually outlasted Jordan, who passed away in 2007. George R.R. Martin is under siege for his Song of Ice and Fire series, which began in 1996. Why? He’s “only” five books into the series, and fans want new books NOW! That brings us to “The Last Dark,” the culmination of the Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant and of the 10-book series. Author Stephen R. Donaldson has stated that he originally did not intend to go beyond the initial three books (published 1977-79), but here we are. The final book has everything most fans of the series would want: main characters like Thomas Covenant, Linden Avery and her son, Jeremiah, and Lord Foul; beloved supporting characters like the Haruchai, Ranyhyn and giants; and surprises throughout, many of which harken back to earlier books in the series. The plot? In short, the Worm of the World’s End, an amazingly powerful force, is set to obliterate the Land and destroy the Arch of Time, allowing Lord Foul to escape the world and take on The Creator. The only ones standing in the way are Covenant, Avery, Jeremiah and a small troupe of the Land’s defenders. Sections of gripping action are followed by necessary, but perhaps unnecessarily long segments. Yet Donaldson remains a skilled storyteller who weaves in deep themes, and his love for not-often-heard words like “puissance” remains intact. And the ending? Well, it wraps things up, but it probably won’t satisfy all the fans of the series. Plus, a suspicious person might think there are still enough loose threads to forge another sequel. But for most, it is the finishing point. The wait is over, the story is done -- hope you enjoyed the journey. (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.


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On Thursday, June 19th, at the Coggon Center from 5:30 - 7:30 pm, members of Linn County Conservation, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, United States Fish and Wildlife Service and the consulting firms of Riverwise Engineering and Shive-Hattery Inc. will be present to seek input and answer questions about the Buffalo Creek dam. All are welcome!

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JILL JACKSON’S HOLLYWOOD By Tony Rizzo PHOTO: Ryan Gosling HOLLYWOOD -- Ryan Gosling has written, produced and directed his first film, “Lost River” (formerly called “How to Make a Monster”), starring Christina Hendricks, Eva Mendes and former “Dr. Who” Matt Smith. The film premiered in Cannes, and most critics were not kind. Reviewers called the film “a train wreck”; “a conceited clunker”; “an overcooked affair that lacks much-needed wit and humor”; “an arty mess”; and “colossally indulgent, shapeless, often fantastically and unthinkingly offensive, and at the same time insufferably conceited”! One favorable critic did say it was “an impressive, impressionistic, wellwrought debut for Ryan Gosling -- very David Lynch.” Gosling will need to rethink and re-edit the film if he wants a distributor to release his first directorial work. Jennifer Aniston will soon be everywhere: “Life of Crime,” with Tim Robbins and Isla Fisher, will be released Aug. 29. “Horrible Bosses 2” will open Nov. 26, followed by the recently completed “Cake” (which she stars in and exec-produced) with Anna Kendrick, Sam Worthington, and William H. Macy and his wife, Felicity Huffman. Then comes next year’s “She’s Funny That Way,” opposite Owen Wilson (directed by Peter Bogdanovich), and “Convention,” a sci-fi comedy she’s currently shooting with “Ghandi” Oscar-winner Ben Kingsley. Woody Allen’s new film finally has a title, “Magic in the Moonlight,” and it’s shooting in the south of France with Emma Stone and Marcia Gay Harden. It’ll hit screens July 25. *** Why do networks keep pitting our favorite shows opposite each other? It only erodes the ratings of both shows. “Dancing With the Stars” finale drew 14.9 million viewers, while “The Voice” finale drew 11.6 million viewers. Imagine their ratings if they hadn’t been thrown against each other. If you love watching both shows and didn’t have a DVR, you either had to choose between them or yo-yo back and forth. The once powerful juggernaut “American Idol,” not up against anything significant, saw its finale drop off dramatically from last season’s finale. Is the death rattle in the air for “Idol”? Meanwhile, “I Wanna Marry Harry” flopped with a 0.7 rating (under age 50), and “Judge Judy’s” prime-time special drew a 0.9 rating in key demographics. Last week we revealed the new shows that were canceled, now here are the old shows that are starting their final season: “Mad Men” (7th), “Glee” (6th), “Cougar Town” (6th), HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” (5th), “Justified” (6th), HBO’s “The Newsroom” (3rd), “Parenthood” (6th), “Sons of Anarchy” (5th), HBO’s “True Blood” (7th) and “Parks & Recreation” (7th). It’s kind of like life, love and marriage ... you just get comfortable and somebody pulls the rug out from under you! (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.


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Make a Day Filled With Rainbows Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. A rainbow of colors that delight kids when they appear like magic, streaming across the sky after a shower. Since young kids love anything to do with rainbows, why not spend a rainbow-filled afternoon with them doing activities bursting with color? Here are a few simple-to-do ideas that playfully and artfully teach the basic spectrum and the hues in between.

RAINBOW WEAR Choose clothes to wear from head to toe representing the colors of the rainbow. Name them, sing a song about them and then draw a self-portrait in living color. RAINBOW ART On the left side of a large sheet of construction paper, spoon puddles of poster paint in the sequence of rainbow colors, one above the other. Leave a small

space in between. Using a standard household squeegee, spread the paint in an arc with one swift movement to instantly form a rainbow. Once kids try this offkilter technique, they’ll likely add more paint and drag their new painting tool in different directions, making rainbow paths and valleys all over the paper. Hang the rainbow art on the wall, wrap up a birthday present with it or use for a place mat, a colorful addition to springtime snacking. Wash your squeegee in soapy water after use. You might decide to add one to your family art-supply box. RAINBOW DREAMS Use your kids’ rainbow art to inspire a bedtime story about an adventure “over the rainbow.” Ask them to describe what they would like to find at the end of the rainbow. ***

RAINBOW DISCOVERIES Rainbows aren’t just in the sky. On a sunny day, pour some water in a clear glass, then tilt it sideways and move it slowly along the edge of the kitchen counter until you catch rays of sun shining through the water. A beautiful ribbon of rainbow colors will appear on a white floor or on a white sheet of paper placed on the floor.

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Donna Erickson’s award-winning series “Donna’s Day” is airing on public television nationwide. To find more of her creative family recipes and activities, visit www.donnasday. com and link to the NEW Donna’s Day Facebook fan page. Her latest book is “Donna Erickson’s Fabulous Funstuff for Families.” (c) 2014 Donna Erickson Distributed by King Features Synd.

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