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Bertram Sets Homecoming Day, August 25 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bertram, just off Highway 13 Past and present residents of the Bertram community are invited to a day of food, music, games and fellowship. A free picnic style lunch served from 11 to 1. Children’s games and activities are also part of the day, including a bounce house, “Papa Balloon” comedy and magic, and lawn games. Live traditional music from area musicians will be featured, plus a performance from the CR Spirits children’s dance group. Food and activities are free,with freewill donations accepted to support future Homecoming Day festivities. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs for comfort. The event is a revival of annual festivals held in the town of Bertram in the early to mid 1900s. Event organizers encourage people who grew up in the area to bring photos, yearbooks and other memorabilia to share with friends and neighbors.

• About 40 percent of the world’s corn is grown in the United States. Over half of the U.S. corn grows in four states: Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska and Minnesota. The “Corn Belt” in the United States is typically defined as the above four states plus Ohio, Indiana, Missouri and Kansas. The corn-growing region has relatively level land, adequate rainfall and rich, fertile soil. • For the last two decades Iowa has produced the largest corn crop of any state. Actually Iowa produces more corn than most countries. For example, Iowa grows about three times as much as corn as Mexico, even though the corn consumption per person there is almost three times higher than in the United States. • Approximately 90 percent of the corn in the United States is grown on family farms. Irrigation is usually unnecessary, with 87 percent of the corn grown using only natural rainfall. • There are five varieties of corn: 1) field corn, which is used for livestock feed, fuel and industrial products; 2) popcorn; 3) foodgrade corn, used for numerous food products like corn bread and tortillas; 4) sweet corn, the best to eat; and 5) seed corn, grown for kernels to be used for the next year’s crop. • Most things in nature that have rows or lines tend to grow in even numbers. This comes about with cell division; one cell dividing into two and continuing evenly. Corn kernels always grow in an even number of rows. An average ear of corn has 800 kernels in 16 rows. • One of the primary uses of field corn is animal feed. Approximately 40 percent of the U. S. corn crop is used as livestock and poultry feed.

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• Included in this 40 percent is the production of distiller’s grain, a co-product from ethanol production that is a great supplement for animal feed. • Another use of field corn is ethanol production. In 2010, 36.5 percent of the U.S. corn crop was used to produce ethanol. Ethanol is a clean alternative fuel that is blended with 70 percent of the gasoline produced in the United States and comprises about 4.6 percent of total U.S. gasoline consumption. • Lastly, field corn is used for a variety of industrial products, including bioplastics, fabrics, crayons, compostable tableware and food containers. • Popcorn has been part of American cuisine since before the arrival of Christopher Columbus in 1492. In fact, research indicates that likely ancestors of Native Americans enjoyed popcorn before the birth of Christ. • Nutritionally, popcorn is a good source of fiber and complex carbohydrates yet low in fat and calories, making it a great betweenmeal snack. Air-popped popcorn contains 31 calories per cup, oil-popped popcorn contains 55 calories per cup, and lightly buttered popcorn contains 133 calories per cup. Three cups of popped popcorn equals one serving from the grain group. • Reports in March 2012 from a study conducted at the University of Scranton indicated that the crunchy hull of popcorn is rich in polyphenols. Polyphenols are antioxidants that prevent damage to cells and may have disease-fighting properties. • By the way, when popcorn pops, it forms two basic shapes: snowflake and mushroom. Movie theater and ballpark popcorn are snowflake-shaped because this form looks and pops bigger. Mushroom popcorn is used more for candy because it doesn’t crumble.

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• Sweet corn differs from other corn varieties in that it is genetically distinct and accumulates twice the amount of sugar as field corn. The sought-after taste of sweet corn is best experienced by eating it directly off the cob. The Papoon variety of sweet corn, the first variety acquired by European settlers in North America, can be traced back to the Iroquois tribe of Native Americans in 1779. • Constantine, Michigan, proclaims itself the “Seed Corn Capital of the World.” Reportedly, 20 percent of the seed corn production in the United States occurs in greater Constantine and the surrounding counties. • Food-grade corn comes generally as either white corn or yellow corn. Yellow corn is more prevalent, but with the swelling Latino population in the United States and the fact that white corn is preferred for Latino recipes (for example, Mexican tortillas), the demand for food-grade white corn is increasing. • Corn is one of the most pervasive food ingredients in the world today. Consider this list of corn-containing foods that is significant but far from complete: baking mixes, baking powders, cornbread, corn flakes, Fritos, grits, hominy, margarine, popcorn, tortillas. Consider also the many non-food items that contain corn: aspirin, cough syrups, envelopes, gelatin capsules, powders, stamps, starched clothing, talcums, toothpaste, soaps and vitamins. Corn is actually an ingredient in more than 3,000 grocery products! • There are many corn festivals across the United States, mostly in August and September. There are even some corn festivals in Canada. Probably one of the biggest and longest-running annual festivals is the Mendota Sweet Corn Festival in Mendota, Illinois. In its 65th year, the festival serves free corn that has been cooked “with the help of a vintage steam engine.”

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Alcohol Pros and Cons There aren’t many topics in research that have as conflicting results as the consumption of alcohol. Is it good for us? Bad? When it comes to bone density in senior women, the jury is no longer out. New research shows that moderate alcohol intake prevents rapid “turnover” of bone. Turnover is the ebb and flow of bone growth -- except that in osteoporosis there is more overall loss of bone than gain. One or two drinks a day a few times a week appear to have a significant result in stopping that turnover. In one of the tests done by researchers, bone density was checked in women who were moderate drinkers. The women were told to stop any drinking for two weeks, at which time bone density was checked again. What researchers found was more bone turnover -- or loss -after two short weeks. When the women resumed moderate drinking, within one day the bone turnover rate went back to normal. Their conclusion is that alcohol protects bone growth like estrogen, which is missing in post-menopausal women. However, alcohol consumption has its drawbacks, depending on the research. In a nearly 30-year study, alcohol consumption of 3 to 6 drinks per week was linked with a small increase in the risk of breast cancer. The more alcohol consumed, the higher the risk. In another study, light alcohol consumption was associated with a decrease in cancer risk, but moderate and heavy consumption showed an increase in risk. Still another study concluded that moderate alcohol consumption lowered the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Which study to believe? If you’re not sure, ask your doctor if drinking alcohol a few times a week could benefit your health -- or not. Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Write to her in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send e-mail to (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

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As part of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in St. Louis, Missouri, the Gateway Arch is the tallest national monument in the United States. At 630 feet, the arch is twice the height of the Statue of Liberty. • The base width is also 630 feet. The foundations for the arch were sunk 60 feet into the ground. It is built to withstand earthquakes and to sway up to 18 inches in 150 mph winds. • Opened in 1965, the striking stainless steel structure offers spectacular views from the observation room at the top. Eero Saarinen, an architect from Detroit who had emmigrated from Finland with his family at the age of 12, won the competition for the honor to design the monument to westward movement. Thomas Jefferson’s vision to spread freedom and democracy from “sea to shining sea” was the inspiration for Saarinen’s design. • The city of St. Louis was quite significant in the westward movement, considered the “Gateway to the West.” The Jefferson National Expansion Memorial is a memorial to Jefferson’s role in expanding the country to the west. The park consists of the Gateway Arch, the Museum of Westward Expansion and St. Louis’ Old Courthouse. • Construction of the Arch occurred from February 12, 1963, until the last section was put in place on October 28, 1965. The cost was $13 million. • More stainless steel was used to build the Arch than for any other project in history: Nine hundred tons. The Gateway Arch weighs 17,246 tons. • One of the most fascinating things about the Gateway Arch is the ride to the top. The two one-of-a-kind trams that go up each leg to take visitors to the observation room are amazing. Dick Bowser, a highly intelligent man with no college degree, conceived the idea for the trams in two short weeks. • Bowser’s design had to meet the criteria to transport 3,500 people in an eight-hour day or up to 11,000 people in a 14-hour day. The conveyance system could not distort the exterior of the Arch. • Bowser’s tram system consists of eight capsules linked in tandem for each leg of the Arch. Each capsule seats five people and rotates approximately 155 degrees during the trip to the top. Each tram completes the trip to the top of the Arch and back in 9-10 minutes, including time for loading and unloading. As the capsules go up and down, the weight of the passengers helps to keep the capsules upright. When the trams are running near capacity, 400-450 passengers per hour experience the unique ride to the top of the Arch. • At the top of the Arch, the 16 windows on each side are small at 7 inches x 27 inches, hinged and locked. The room is small as well but accommodates 100-160 people. The views are breathtaking, with the Mississippi River and the state of Illinois to the east and the city of St. Louis and state of Missouri to the west. • The grounds surrounding the Gateway Arch and the rest of the park were carefully designed with the buildings. Renowned landscape architect Dan Kiley worked with Dick Bowser from the beginning to make the park a reality.

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December 22– January 19

June 22– July 22 Your fortitude is put to the test with a friend. Don’t give in, Cancer. You are on the right page. Revving up your fitness routine is a good idea.

January 20– February 18 Passion ignites, and love is in the air. Make plans to reconnect with that special someone, Aquarius. A home improvement project hits a snag.

July 23– August 22 Make no mistake, Leo. One slip of the tongue could cause the whole thing to come crashing down. Be careful what you say and in how you approach it.

February 19– March 20 Thoughts of yesteryear inspire you to start a new tradition. Get the family involved, Pisces, so it will truly be yours. A deadline approaches with fury.

A principle is challenged. Stand your ground, Virgo. A financial dilemma is resolved with help from a pro. An avenue of opportunity opens up.

Smile, Capricorn. Great things are in store. A chance encounter proves very lucrative indeed. A work issue is resolved with a bit of ingenuity.

August 23– September 22

March 21– April 19 A project gets off to a rocky start, but lucky for you, Aries, there will be no further snags. A family recipe brings people together and turns dinner time into a smash.

September 23– October 22 Career goals are easily attained with the right training, but you’re looking for it in all the wrong places, Libra. A young friend owes you one—payback time.

April 20– May 20 Troubled times come to an end and free you up for some real fun, Taurus. Travel, hobbies, sports and so much more could be on the agenda.

October 23– November 21 Sunny days are here again, as old friends and new drop by for a visit. So many adventures await, Scorpio. A shopping trip uncovers quite the find!

May 21– June 21 Face it, Gemini. Hopes are dashed for now, but all is not lost. A better opportunity will present itself. A houseguest brings harmony to your home.

November 22– December 21 The to-do list grows out of hand, and you must seek the help of others. Start with those who owe you a favor, Sagittarius, and don’t let them weasel out of it.

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Please show your support with the mission of the HD Youth Center.

**** H.D. YOUTH CENTER FUND-RAISER **** BUY A COUPON BOOK FULL OF FANTASTIC DEALS FROM LOCAL BUSINESSES TO SUPPORT OUR BUILDING FUND. HERE IS A LIST OF LOCATIONS YOU CAN BUY THE COUPON BOOK AT. Active Edge Fitness 2120 Edgewood Rd SW CR, IA Advanced Hair Technologies 1202 A Dina Ct. Hiawatha Albert Automotive 427 1st Avenue SE CR, IA Austin Blues BBQ 210 3rd Ave. SE DWTN CR Bills Bro’s Furniture 303 8th Avenue SE CR, IA Cartridge World 2210 Edgewood Rd SW, Suite 200 Cassill Motors Service Dept. 5415 16th Ave. SW CR Chirocare East 1212 3rd Ave. SE CR Copyworks 4837 1st Ave. SE CR Cranky Hank’s Pizza Lindale Mall Lower Level CR Dairy Queen 2843 Mount Vernon Rd SE Ebony Beauty Supply 1901 Mt. Vernon Rd. SE CR El Centro Burrito 210 3rd Ave. SE DWTN CR Hot Harry’s Burritos 4862 1st Ave. NE CR Kathy’s Pies 616 5th Ave. SE CR Kyle’s Framing 601 7th Ave. Marion Maid Rite West 621 1st Ave. SW CR Pakmail 162 Collins Road NE CR, IA

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Next Farmers Market September 1st & 15th We will open at 7:00 AM

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