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welcome By Shane Goodman, shane@dmcityview.com

New definitions of school

As my children grow older, I can’t help but compare my personal

days of going back to the classroom to what they deal with now.

We looked forward each year to our new spiral notebooks

and No. 2 pencils. With iPads becoming standard in many classrooms,

the traditional ways of taking notes may soon be a lost form.

We became accustomed to the sound of chalk on a chalkboard and

the smell of dust from erasers. It’s hard to even find a chalkboard in a

classroom today, as the new Smart Boards are all the rage.

We thought typing .07734 on our calculators and turning them

upside down so they would read “hello” was high tech. The cell phones

kids have today can do more than most devices Texas Instruments ever

offered us.

Speaking of phones, if a parent, sibling or friend called the school

for us, we had to be paged to the office, and we knew that wouldn’t

be good. We had a pay phone in our high school commons area for

students to use, but it mostly gathered dust. Some students kept dimes

in their penny loafers just in case they had to make the 20-cent call. Try

to find a pay phone anywhere today. Cell phones are not only the norm

but are sometimes even incorporated into classroom studies.

We didn’t dare lose our paper lunch tickets or, heaven forbid, let

them go through the laundry. If we did, we would miss out on the only

meal choice we had. Now many kids offer codes to the “lunch ladies”

through pre-paid accounts and choose from a smorgasbord of food that

they still complain about.

Yes, going back to school is different today than it was just a few

decades ago, but the end goal is still the same. And we are all better for

it.

Thanks for reading. �

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inside

5 Cover story

Back to school

10 Health Q & A

Advice from professionals

12 Education

Meet Annie Rubel

14 Calendar

A comprehensive list

18 Garage

Moving on

19 Banking

Three-step checklist

22 Recipe

Toffee bars

26 Legal briefs

Student power of attorney

27 Real estate

Grimes sales

25 Faith

Grilling with God

33 Chamber

News of local events

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On the cover: Emma and Carson Stump. Photo by Todd Rullestad.

PUBLISHER: Shane Goodman

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Back to

SCHOOL

GET READY, GET SET, LEARN!

By Ashley Rullestad

It’s hard to believe that soon sunscreen and swimsuits

will be replaced by mittens and sweaters, but fall is

on its way, and with it, a return to the classroom for

Grimes students. They’ll have to make the transition

back to hitting the books when school begins on Aug.

20. The year promises a lot of new excitement with new

spaces, new technological tools and more.

Elementary excitement

Grimes littlest learners continue to grow in number, and

this year is no exception. South Prairie principal Ann

Bass says they’re gearing up for a busy year with a lot

of kids to teach.

“We will have more than 500 optional kindergarten

through second graders and another 55 preschoolers,

and it’s growing every day,” she says. “The reason we’re

seeing the growth is the new apartments in Grimes,

and also the opening of new housing developments. It’s

unknown what is coming, but we are ready. We are

ready to be busy, so a good year should be had.”

Due to the growth, this year preschoolers will be

split between two buildings — South Prairie and North

Ridge. Also, students in grades kindergarten through

second grade who open enrolled to the district during

the summer have been placed at Dallas Center

Elementary due to space concerns at South Prairie.

This year students will also see a few new faces at

Lori Phillips, principal of the new 8-9 middle school called

Meadows, is excited to welcome students for a great start in a

brand new building.

Photo by Todd Rullestad

Jamie Sump — mom to Abbey, 17, Carson, 9, and Emma, 8 — knew when they moved from South

Dakota that they wanted to find a smaller, close-knit school district for the kids.

South Prairie, including Stephanie Schultes

in kindergarten, Mindy Schoop in second

grade and preschool teacher Elisha Suchy.

Last year the school piloted the new

Words Their Way spelling and phonics

program, and this year all teachers will

implement it. All grades will also have

15 laptops to share in the classroom per

grade level. Classes can also check them

out, and the entire class can use them for

reading support and different math and

reading skills.

At North Ridge, the biggest news this

year is the departure of former principal

and long-time district employee Lea

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Photo by Todd Rullestad

Davidson who will be leaving to take a

position with the department of education.

For this year, superintendent Dr.

Scott Grimes will serve as interim principal,

and South Prairie preschool director

April Heitland will serve as assistant

principal.

Middle school news

The biggest news at the middle school

is the opening of a new building adjacent

to the high school for eighth and ninth

grade students this year. The new building,

called Meadows, will alleviate crowing

at both the middle school and the high


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school.

“It’s a beautiful building, and it has lots of

places for outdoor learning and places to be

able to do small groups,” says principal Lori

Phillips. “We have lots of new kids since the

community is growing. It’s nice for the new kids

that there aren’t just one or two, and we want

to bring them into the community and make

them feel a part of things.”

Phillips said another focus this year is on

assessment and technology. All eighth graders

will have a computer to use this year, and then

it will move to ninth grade next year, and then

all 8-9 graders will have a computer. Students

will be able to go back and watch videos of a

lecture if they feel they missed something.

“Students can access textbooks and assignments

from the computer, and they can take

them home with them as well,” Phillips says.

Meadows is also exploring the idea of a

flipped classroom, where students will watch a

lecture or lesson plan at home on their computers,

then do their homework in class where

the teachers are there to talk through issues

and answer questions. Overall, Meadows will

be a more electronic place, with lesson plans

and grades available online.

“All classrooms have interactive white

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The new Meadows building for 8-9 grade students is adjacent to the current high school and will offer great

opportunities for student collaboration.

boards, projectors and overheads, and it’s all

wired for any kind of tech support that they

would need,” Phillips says. “All their computers

will have cameras on them as well and have

access to the Internet, and everything they

need will be right there. It’s such an exciting

opportunity to be there and be a part of it.”

Administrators and teachers are also

reviewing expectations and assessment procedures.

Grading will be more consistent across

the board.

Photo by Todd Rullestad

“If a student is taking science in one classroom,

you will see the same assessment as the

teacher down the hall,” Phillips says. “We want

to grade on what they know instead of behavior,

like did they turn their homework in?”

This year former assistant principal Jerry

Hlas will take over as principal at the 6-7 building.

High school happenings

The high school will be a busy place this year.


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Though enrollment will drop from more

than 600 students last year, grades are still

getting bigger with about 500 students in

grades 10-12 calling it home. That’s the

size the high school was five years ago with

four grades.

This year the high school also has a new

principal, Cary Justmann, former assistant

principal.

“In this position, I can hopefully be

more of coach to the teachers yet still

maintain relationships with our students,

helping them through their high school

years,” he says. “We’ll be exploring the

professional learning communities this year,

where they’re working together to provide

the best environment for learning and making

sure that what we’re doing is working.”

Justmann says one of the biggest changes

students will see this year is during their

advisory periods. While they used to have

advisory three times a week, they will now

have it four times a week and it will include

a mixed grade level group of students.

“It gives them an opportunity to make a

connections with someone in the building,”

he says. “This year, there will be kids from

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will start some sort of mentoring program

where students can help each other in

selecting classes, and it will be a big change

hopefully for the positive.”

While the new building will alleviate

some of the pressure the district has with

regards to overcrowding, it won’t be a

long-term solution either. Estimates show

that within about two to three years, the

high school will be back up to 550-560

students with the increase in elementary

students moving up in grade levels. Space

will continue to be evaluated each year.

A parent’s perspective

Paula Wilson has been part of the Dallas

Center Grimes district for many years.

Her oldest daughter Ashley graduated from

the district, Kavi will be a ninth-grader and

Katia will be a sixth-grader this year. She

says she’s been thrilled with the education

her girls have received.

“I grew up in a small town and wanted

that environment for my kids, and this

district has nothing but raves as far as the

administrators and education and teachers

and opportunities,” she says. “I’m from a

family of educators, so I have a perspective

Kavi, 14, and Katia, 11, Wilson have had great experiences in

the Dallas Center Grimes district.

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where I get it, and I support teachers in

any way I can.”

Wilson appreciates the small class

sizes and opportunities for her kids to

participate in a wide range of activities.

She’s also impressed with the district’s

ability to stay up to date on the latest

technology and make things as easy as

possible on parents.

“I use Infinite Campus all the time,”

she says. “I can check at 2 a.m. if I want.

The convenience is great, and I can

send emails and the communication with

teachers and administrators is timely.

From an access standpoint, it’s the best.”

For Wilson, the biggest plus has been

the level of communication from administrators

and staff. They have always been

straightforward and open, she says.

Jamie Sump is another mom who isn’t

new to the district. She has a daughter

who has graduated and three more who

will be in school this year — Abbey will

be a junior, Carson will be a fourth-grader,

and Emma will be in second grade.

“My husband Dana and I both grew up

in northwest Iowa from small towns,” she

says. “I graduated with only 12 people in

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high school. We knew when we moved

from South Dakota, the size would be

a driving factor in choosing where to

settle.”

Sump loves the close-knit community,

and the size makes it possible for her

to feel like she knows everyone her kids

will come into contact with. The day class

lists come out, her Facebook feed goes

crazy. People swap stories and information

about teachers, and kids get excited

to see who will be in their class this year.

Despite the small size, Sump doesn’t

think that limits the district’s offerings at

all. Carson has needed speech therapy,

and teachers have been there, willing to

help out. Her kids have been involved in

all sorts of activities — both sports and

fine arts, so she’s seen all the district has

to offer.

“You can’t ask the wrong question,

and you can get them answered quickly,”

she says. “Everyone always has your kids’

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Q

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School Calendar 2012-2013

Aug. 20 School begins

Sept. 3 No school, Labor Day

Sept. 12, 26 1 p.m. early dismissal

Oct. 10 1 p.m. early dismissal

Oct. 18 End of first quarter

Oct. 19 No School

Oct. 25, 30 2:30 p.m. early dismissal

Nov. 14 1 p.m. early dismissal

Nov. 21-23 No School

Dec. 12 1 p.m. early dismissal

Dec. 21 End of second quarter

Dec. 24-Jan. 2 Winter break

Jan. 9 1 p.m. early dismissal

Jan. 21 No School

Jan. 30 1 p.m. early dismissal

Feb. 15 No school

March 6 1 p.m. early dismissal

March 8 End of third quarter

March 12, 14 2:30 p.m. early dismissal

March 15, 18-22 No school

April 3 1 p.m. early dismissal

April 17 1 p.m. early dismissal

April 29 No school

May 8 1 p.m. early dismissal

May 27 No school

May 29 End of fourth quarter

May 30 No school

May 31 No school – graduation tbd

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health Q&A

Q: What is hypothyroidism?

A: Hypothyroidism results from the failure of the thyroid gland to produce

sufficient hormone to meet the metabolic

demands of the body. Risk factor for hypothyroidism

include female gender, age greater

than 35 and a positive family history of thyroid

dysfunction. Common symptoms of hypothyroidism

include fatigue, dry skin, constipation,

weight gain, heavy menstrual bleeding, hair thinning,

cold intolerance, depression, weakness,

difficulty concentrating and menstrual cycle

irregularities. It’s estimated that one in 300

Americans have hypothyroidism and 13 million

Americans have undiagnosed hypothyroidism.

Carin A. Bejarno, A.R.N.P.

Diagnosis of hypothyroidism is made by checking blood levels for

thyroid stimulating hormon (TSH), for those who have the symptoms

mentioned above. Treatment of hypothyroidism is accomplished by

taking a medication, levothyroxine, which a form of synthetic thyroid

replacement. Occasionally patients will require a consult to an endocrinologist

for further management. Untreated hypothyroidism can

contribute to high blood pressure, infertility, abnormal cholesterol

levels and depression. If you have a family history of hypothyroidism or

any of the symptoms mentioned above you should contact you medical

provider for an appointment and further evaluation. �

Q: What medications can be

used to help me sleep at night?

A: Last month we discussed good sleep habits.

This month, we will discuss the use of over-thecounter

(OTC) medications used to help with

sleep. You should first speak to your pharmacist

about your current medications, because some

medications can cause sleep problems. It is

best to look for the cause of insomnia before

starting a sleep aid. Many experts believe that

a good sleep routine is just as effective, if not

Lena Mullins, Pharm. D.

more effective than any sleep aid. However,

there are some OTC medications that can be

used as sleep aids. Some of these include Benadryl (diphenhydramine),

doxylamine and melatonin. Diphenhydramine and doxylamine are both

antihistamines that are FDA approved for use as short term sleep aids.

Melatonin is another option. The usual dose is one to five mg taken 30

minutes before bed. These medications are only intended for short-term

use, and should be used while maintaining good sleep habits, to help you

regain a regular sleep schedule. If these medications are taken, make sure

to give yourself about eight hours of sleep at night to prevent morning

grogginess. If you find these medications along with good sleep habits are

ineffective, talk to your doctor. It is possible that a prescription sleep aid

may be necessary. �

Information provided by Grimes Family Physicians, 101 S.E. Destination Drive,

986-4524.

Answer provided by Hy-Vee Drugstore, 1541 S.E. Third St., Suite 100, 986-4527.

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Our physicians and staff look forward to providing you the

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have come to expect from us.

Accepting New Patients

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health Q&A

Q: How serious are concussion

injuries?

A: As fall season athletics begin, a commonly-diagnosed injury among

athletes is a concussion. However, concussions are found not only in athletes,

but the general population alike and knowing the signs, symptoms,

and causes of a concussion are extremely important to safely participating

in all activities.

A concussion is a traumatic brain injury caused by a bump or hit

to the head, or from a blow to the body that causes the head to move

rapidly, back and forth, resulting in damage to brain tissue, similar to a

bruise. Due to the sensitive nature of the brain, all concussions should

be considered serious and under the care of a medical professional proficient

in concussion management.

Most concussions occur without a loss of consciousness and typically

result in a variety of short-lived symptoms that resolve spontaneously.

Signs and symptoms may be noticeable immediately, or may take days to

weeks before appearing. Common signs and symptoms of a concussion

include headache, nausea, sensitivity to light or sound, decreased coordination,

memory disturbances, inability to concentrate, poor sleeping and

eating habits and mood changes (this list is not all-inclusive). Those diagnosed

with a concussion may have all, many or none of the above listed

signs and symptoms. Treatment of a concussion requires rest of both the

body and brain and need uninterrupted sleep to ensure proper brain healing.

Any activity that stresses the brain should be extremely limited. �

Information provided by Jamie Elrod, ATC, Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers,

1451 Gateway Circle, Suite 500, 986-5190.

Q: How can I handle dental

emergencies?

A: Just by knowing how to handle a dental emergency

can mean the difference between saving

and losing your child’s tooth. Below are some

helpful hints on things to do in specific situations.

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down. Take your child to his or her dental care

provider immediately. If possible, take the tooth

fragment with you because it may be possible for Jennifer Grove, D.D.S., P.C.

your dentist to bond the fragment to the tooth.

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room right away.

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all times. Hold the tooth by the crown and rinse the root of the tooth if

it is dirty. Avoid touching the root and do not scrub the root because you

do not want to disrupt or remove any attached tissue fragments. If possible,

gently insert the tooth back into the socket and hold in place by the

crown until reaching your dentist or emergency room. If it’s not possible to

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Grimes Medical Campus Grimes Medical Campus

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Mark W. Platt, D.D.S., P.C.

Mathew Platt, D.D.S.

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515-986-4001

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education Submit story ideas to darren@dmcityview.com

Meet Angie Rubel

District substitute

returns to teach

full-time at DC-G

By Maxine Grove

College students who were

clueless about finances set

Angie Rubel on the road

that would lead her to Dallas

Center-Grimes.

The Mount Pleasant native

attended a semester at Iowa

Wesleyan after high school but

wasn’t sure what she wanted to

do with her life. She was a nanny

in Ohio for a while, then returned

to Iowa and got married. She and

her husband, Will, settled in Cedar

Falls, where she went to work at

Norwest Bank at College Hill at

the University of Northern Iowa.

“During the time I worked at

the bank, I became dismayed about

how much the college kids didn’t

know about finances,” Rubel says.

“They didn’t know to balance their

checkbooks. They would come in

on Monday morning and wonder

why they didn’t have any money in

their account. They didn’t realize

there wasn’t an endless supply.”

That was when Rubel decided

to go back to school. She attended

Upper Iowa University where she

earned a business degree in 2000

and followed that with an MBA in

business in 2002.

“I received my teaching certificate

in business and marketing in

2003,” Rubel says.

After moving to Grimes, Rubel

was a short-term substitute teacher

in K - 12 in the Dallas Center-

Grimes School District. During that

time an opening for a long-term sub

position teaching Family Consumer

Sciences at DC-G High School

became available, and Rubel was

filled that position for a full year.

“In 2005 I began teaching

Business, Computer and Money

Management and coaching cheerleading

at Southeast Polk High

School,” Rubel says.” This fall she

returns to DC-G.

Angie Rubel starts teaching eighth and

ninth grade social studies this fall.

“I am really excited to come

back to DC-G this fall to teach

eighth and ninth grade social studies

in the new 8-9 Building,” Rubel

says. “They have an exceptional

education system here, and I want

to be a part of it. Also, it’s good to

trade 300 miles per week for 10.”

Rubel was able to tour the

building before she set out on

a cause dear to her heart — an

orphanage Haiti.

“About 10 years ago I first

heard about ‘God’s Littlest Angels’

in Haiti, and I knew right away I

wanted to go there,” Rubel says.

In the meantime she had signed

on to go on a mission trip with

her church. At the last minute she

announced to them she was going

to Haiti instead.

“I hadn’t applied or filled out an

application; I just knew in my heart

that I was going,” she says. And go

she did, arriving in Haiti June 25.

“I was more nervous about getting

there than being there” Rubel

says. “I traveled to Petionville,

Haiti, to volunteer at God’s Littlest

Angels Haitian Baby Ministry

where they care for sick and malnourished

children with the idea

that the children will return to

their families or become adopted

after they become healthy. I spent

time with six little ones giving

them one-on-one attention helping

them work on developmental

stages.” �


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Friday, Aug. 17

Iowa State Fair

� Dallas Center Farmers’ Market,

Mound Park, 4 - 7 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 18

Iowa State Fair

Iowa Cubs vs. Memphis at

Principal Park, 7:05 p.m.

� DCG HS Band Camp

Sunday, Aug. 19

Iowa State Fair ends

� Grimes Park & Rec Flag Football

begins, ages 5 - 4th grade

Iowa Cubs vs. Memphis at

Principal Park, 1:05 p.m.

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Monday, Aug. 20

� DC-G Schools first day of classes

� Card and Board games, Grimes

Public Library, 4:30 - 6 p.m.

� Body Sculpting Class, GCC, 5:30

p.m.

Iowa Cubs vs. Memphis at

Principal Park, 7:05 p.m.

� FOFA meeting, DCG HS

Auditorium, 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 21

� Video Gaming, grades 5 and up,

Grimes Public Library, 4:30 - 6:15 p.m.

� Grimes Board of Adjustment

meeting, City Hall, 5:30 p.m.

Iowa Cubs vs. Memphis at

Principal Park, 12:05 p.m.

� DCG varsity volleyball invite,

4:30 p.m.

� Varsity swim at Johnston,

5:30 p.m.

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Wednesday, Aug. 22

� Assumption School first day of

classes

� Coffee, Cookies & Conversation,

Grimes Volunteer Support Services,

404 S.E. Second St., 9 - 11 a.m.

Iowa Cubs vs. Oklahoma City at

Principal Park, 7:05 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 23

� Praise and Play, Grimes UMC,

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Iowa Cubs vs. Oklahoma City at

Principal Park, 7:05 p.m.

� 9/JV varsity volleyball invite, 4:30

p.m.

Friday, Aug. 24

� Dallas Center Farmers’ Market,

Mound Park, 4 - 7 p.m.

� Dallas Center Fall Festival,

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Iowa Cubs vs. Oklahoma City at

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� 9/V football vs. ADM, 4:45/

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Saturday, Aug. 25

� Grimes Rec Mustang Football

Camp, DCH HS football fields,

9 - 11 a.m.

� Family Movie: “The Lorax,”

Grimes Public Library, 1 p.m.

� Dallas Center Fall Festival,

6:45 a.m. - midnight

Iowa Cubs vs. Oklahoma City at

Principal Park, 7:05 p.m.

� Josh & Josie perofrm, New

Morning Coffee House, 8 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 26

Iowa Cubs vs. Oklahoma City at

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Monday, Aug. 27

� Card and Board games, Grimes

Public Library, 4:30 - 6 p.m.

� Body Sculpting Class, GCC, 5:30

p.m.

� JV football at ADM, 5:30 p.m.

� DCG School Board meeting,

NRE, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 28

� Video Gaming, grades 5 and up,

Grimes Public Library, 4:30 - 6:15 p.m.

� Grimes Christian Mens Group

meeting, Grimes Community Center,

6:30 p.m.

� Grimes City Council meeting,

City Hall, 5:30 p.m.

� Varsity boys and girls XC invite at

DCG MS, 5 p.m.

� Varsity swim at Waukee,

5:30 p.m.

� 9/JV/V volleyball vs. Newton,

5:30/7 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 29

� Coffee, Cookies & Conversation,

Grimes Volunteer Support Services,

404 S.E. Second St., 9 - 11 a.m.

Thursday, Aug. 30

� Praise and Play, Grimes UMC,

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

� 9/JV volleyball vs. Norwalk,

5:30 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 31

� Dallas Center Farmers’ Market,

Mound Park, 4 - 7 p.m.

� 9/V football at Norwalk, 4:45/

7:30 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 3

� Labor Day

Tuesday, Sept. 4

� Video Gaming, grades 5 and up,

Grimes Public Library, 4:30 - 6:15 p.m.

� Grimes Planning & Zoning meeting,

City Hall, 5:30 p.m.

� Fall Play Auditions, DCG HS

Auditorium, 6:30 p.m.

� JV football vs. Norwalk, 6 p.m.

� 9/JV/V volleyball at Pella,

5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 5

� Coffee, Cookies & Conversation,

Grimes Volunteer Support Services,

404 S.E. Second St., 9 - 11 a.m.

� Grimes Park & Rec Board meeting,

City Hall, 5:30 p.m.

� School picture day

� Fall Play Auditions, DCG HS

Auditorium, 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 6

� Praise and Play, Grimes UMC,

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

� School picture day

� College planning night, DCG HS

Auditorium, 6:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 7

� Dallas Center Farmers’ Market,

Mound Park, 4 - 7 p.m.

� 9/V football at South Tama

County, 4:45/7:30 p.m.

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Saturday, Sept. 8

� Movie and Snacks, “The Hunger

Games,” Grimes Public Library, noon

� ACT testing

� 9/JV volleyball at ADM, 8:30 a.m.

� Varsity swim invite at Ames,

10 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 10

� Card and Board games, Grimes

Public Library, 4:30 - 6 p.m.

� Hunter Education Class, ages 11

and up,

� JV volleyball at Saydel, 4:30 p.m.

� JV football vs. South Tama

County, 6 p.m.

� FOFA meeting, HS Vocal Room,

7 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 11

� Patriot Day

� Video Gaming, grades 5 and up,

Grimes Public Library, 4:30 - 6:15 p.m.

� Grimes City Council meeting,

City Hall, 5:30 p.m.

� 7 football vs. ADM, 4:15 p.m.

� 8 volleyball vs. ADM, 4:15 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 12

� DC-G Schools dismiss 1 p.m.

� Coffee, Cookies & Conversation,

Grimes Volunteer Support Services,

404 S.E. Second St., 9 - 11 a.m.

� DCG Booster Club meeting, 6 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 13

� Praise and Play, Grimes UMC,

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

� GCED Golf Outing, Beaver

Creek Golf Club, registration 11 a.m.,

shotgun start noon, dinner 4:30 p.m.

� 7 volleyball vs. Boone, 4:30 p.m.

� 9/JV/V volleyball at Carroll,

5:30/7 p.m.

� Back to School Scouting Night,

SPE cafeteria, 6 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 14

� Dallas Center Farmers’ Market,

Mound Park, 4 - 7 p.m.

� 9/V football vs. Grinnell,

4:45/7:30 p.m.

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Saturday, Sept. 15

� Johnston Marching Band Contest

� 9 volleyball at Urbandale,

8:30 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 17

� Card and Board games, Grimes

Public Library, 4:30 - 6 p.m.

� 7 volleyball at Fort Dodge,

4:30 p.m.

� 9 volleyball at Saydel, 4:30 p.m.

� JV football at Grinnell, 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 18

� Video Gaming, grades 5 and up,

Grimes Public Library, 4:30 - 6:15 p.m.

� Grimes Board of Adjustment

meeting, City Hall, 5:30 p.m.

� 8 football vs. Ballard, 4:15 p.m.

� 9/JV/V volleyball vs. Boone,

5:30/7 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 19

� Coffee, Cookies & Conversation,

Grimes Volunteer Support Services,

404 S.E. Second St., 9 - 11 a.m.

� 6th grade trip to Springbrook

Thursday, Sept. 20

� Praise and Play, Grimes UMC,

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

� Adult Bingo, Grimes Public

Library, 2 p.m.

� 8 volleyball vs. Ankeny, 4:30 p.m.

� Powder Puff Game, DCG

Stadium, 6:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 21

� Dallas Center Farmers’ Market,

Mound Park, 4 - 7 p.m.

� DCG Homecoming parade and

coronation, 2 p.m.

� 9/V football vs. Knoxville,

Homecoming game, 4:45/7:30 p.m.

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what’s in your garage?

Ron Main stands with his ’63 Falcon, his third classic car.

Moving on

Main gets on with life after head-on crash

By Annie Petersen

In April, Ron Main purchased his

third classic car: a 1963 Ford

Falcon. Main owned a Mercury

Comet before the Falcon and had

no concrete plans to replace it

anytime soon.

His plans changed when he

was on the way to Winterset last

fall for a car show at the Covered

Bridge Festival. A driver in the

oncoming traffic reached down for

a cup of coffee and veered into his

lane, hitting Main’s Comet head-on.

The Comet was totaled, and

Main’s ankle was broken. He spent

four days in intensive care, a week

in the hospital after that, three

weeks in rehab, six more weeks

in rehab at a nursing home and

finally physical therapy at home in

Grimes.

“It was a long recuperation,”

says Ann, Main’s wife.

Main says he thought about

not buying another classic car after

the accident, but he regained interest

after a while.

“It didn’t take long,” Ann says.

Main says he started looking

around online for a new car and

ended up buying the Falcon from a

friend of his.

“All my friends are into old

cars, and they kept looking for

me,” Main says.

Although Main’s accident

caused him to lose interest in cars

for a brief period, he’s back into

the classic car scene now. Main

takes his ’63 Falcon to Bennigan’s

every Wednesday for car night,

and he plans to take it to car

shows around Iowa. But for longer

trips, Main and his wife prefer to

take newer, more durable cars

with better gas mileage.

Main’s interest in cars has

been renewed after his accident,

and although he’s satisfied with the

Falcon, he’d like to get his hands

on a 1970 Mustang Boss 429. Ford

didn’t make many of these cars,

and according to Main they start

out at around $100,000. But for

now, his Falcon is a satisfying (and

affordable) alternative.

Main says he likes his Falcon

because it has a V8 engine, a factory

tack worth about $600, and

an overall sharp appearance.

“I just like the look of it, I

guess,” Main says.

As it turns out, so does Jay

Leno. One of Main’s friends told

him that Leno just bought a classic

white Falcon recently.

“His cost about twice as much

as mine,” Main says. �

Contact Jared at 953-4822 ext. 306 or jared@dmcityview.com to recommend

someone for an upcoming issue of “What’s In Your Garage?”

Photo by Annie Petersen


anking By Wade Lawrence

Three-step

checklist for

turbulent markets

Best bet is an investment of time

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experiences extreme

volatility, an investor’s

best bet is to focus his or

her energy on factors that can

be controlled. Unfortunately,

many investors panic-sell and lose

their money. When the market

rebounds, many investors are left

wondering if it’s the right time to

get back in.

Your best bet during turbulent

markets is an investment of time.

You want to invest in time to see

where you stand now, and if you

determine changes are in order.

Here is a three-step checklist to

manage your investments during

turbulent markets.

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volatile markets is to make sure

you have adequate cash on hand

to cover your near-term needs.

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investments can ride out the market

ups and downs, but you can

take comfort in knowing that they

won’t affect your ability to fund

short-term cash needs.

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step is to check the asset allocation

of your long-term assets.

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retirees and people getting close

to retirement simply because they

typically have more money invested,

compared with their younger

counterparts. Checking your longterm

positioning helps you put

things into perspective so that you

can make sound investment decisions

for your future.

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������ ���� ����� During turbulent

markets, investors may initiate

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into either, do so with caution,

and only after you've checked your

existing exposure to those asset

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Grimes, 986-2265.

Member

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Please drop off any new school supplies at our drop box

throughout the MONTH OF AUGUST.

All items will be donated to our local elementary school.

100 NE Jacob Street

Grimes

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Dallas Center

Fall Festival 2012

Friday, August 24 and Saturday, August 25

FRIDAY, AUGUST 24

4:00–7:00pm FARMER’S MARKET Mound Park

4:30–5:30pm Ugly Cake Contest Drop Off Kids’ Room in the Library

5:30 pm UGLY CAKE CONTEST Judging Kids’ Room in the Library

5:00–7:00pm Toby the Balloon Dude and Strolling Balloons Uptown

5:00–11:00pm CARNIVAL RIDES OPEN Walnut Street

5:00–9:00pm Miniature Golf – $2/game 307 - 15th Street

5:00–9:00pm VENDORS Open Mound Park

5:15–6:00pm Abby Cadabby Uptown/strolling

5:30pm Pedal Power Tractor Pull Registration East of Korner Kone

6:00pm PEDAL POWER TRACTOR PULL Begins East of Korner Kone

6:15–7:00pm Shrek Uptown/strolling

6:30pm SCAVENGER HUNT Registration In front of Library

6:30–8:30pm LIVE MUSIC – bring your lawn chair Mound Park

7:00pm Scavenger Hunt Begins In front of Library

7:00–9:00pm KIDS ACTIVITIES/GAMES/CONTESTS Mound Park Tennis Courts

7:00–9:00pm Free SKATING Mound Park – SW Corner

Fireworks moved to Saturday night

* Schedule subject to change *

Advance Carnival Ticket sales begin Monday, August 13 and end at 5pm Friday, August 24.

Buy your advance tickets at the following Dallas Center locations:

Medicap, Roy Estle Memorial Library, Kids Korner, Raccoon Valley State Bank,

Wells Fargo Bank, Baker’s Pantry, or at The Spirit Stable in Grimes.

Buy a sheet of 20 tickets for $10 in advance and save $5!

Each ride will take to 3 to 4 tickets.

Registrations and more available online at

www.dccelebrations.com

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Schedule of

Events


SATURDAY, AUGUST 25

6:45–7:25am Race Registration & Check In

7:30am LEAP-FROG ½ MARATHON, 1 MILE & 5K FUN RUNS Start at Fire Station

7:00–9:30am Rotary PANCAKE BREAKFAST Memorial Hall 15th & Walnut

9:00–10:00am Methodist Youth Selling Breakfast Along Parade Route

9:30am Parade Registration & Line-Up South of Kellogg & Cherry

10:00am Leonard Moss Memorial PARADE Circles around Mound Park

After Parade–1:00pm Pie Drop Off for Pie Auction City Hall

After Parade–3:00 pm Fire Dept. Open House/Smoke Simulator

and SCAVENGER HUNT Front of Fire Department

After Parade Ball Drop – Kids 10 & Under Mound Park Tennis Courts

11:00–11:00pm CARNIVAL RIDES OPEN Walnut Street

11:00–4:00pm Craft & Food VENDORS Mound Park

11:00–5:00pm Miniature Golf – $2/game 307 - 15th Street

11:30am American Legion BEEF BURGERS, HOT DOGS & PIE American Legion Hall

11:30am CAKE WALK American Legion Hall

11:30–12:00pm Doubles Cribbage Tournament Registration Memorial Hall

$5/Person

11:30–4:00pm FACE PAINTING – JS Parties Skating Rink

11:30–4:00pm Frisbee Spin Art – $3 Skating Rink

11:30–4:00pm HORSE & PONY RIDES (Furry Kritter Farm) Skating Rink

11:30–4:00pm Antique Tractor Show West of Library on R-16

11:30–4:00pm CAR, TRUCK & MOTORCYCLE SHOW East of Carnival on Walnut

11:30am Bean Bag Tournament Registration/Rules Mound Park – West End

$20/team

Noon Bean Bag Tournament Begins Mound Park – West End

12:00–2:00pm DOUBLES CRIBBAGE TOURNAMENT Begins Memorial Hall

12:00–3:00pm Toby the Balloon Dude & Strolling Balloons Mound Park

12:00–7:00pm SAND VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT Mound Park Volleyball Courts

1:00–2:00pm Kids Games – Toddlers to 12 years old Mound Park – East End

1:00–3:00pm ICE CREAM SOCIAL Methodist Church Front Lawn

1:00–4:00pm OPEN SWIM Lena Moser Community Pool

2:00–4:00pm Snow Cones – FUNDRAISER – RAFFLE at 4pm 1108 Vine Street

1:00–4:00 pm Garden Tractor Pull Brenton Farms

1:15–3:30 pm Magician Keith West and Laura Ernst Celebrations Stage

1:30–2:00pm Dodge Ball Registration – $1/person Mound Park Tennis Courts

2:00pm Cow Pie Drop Walnut between Kellogg & Percival

2:30pm DODGE BALL TOURNAMENT Begins Mound Park Tennis Courts

3:00–5:00pm BINGO – Prize $ is DC Bucks* Mound Park – East End

4:30–6:30pm IOWA VETERANS BAND Celebrations Stage

following Band Pie Auction Celebrations Stage

5:00–6:00pm SUPPER – Free Will Donation Hatton Street

W of Methodist Church

7:00–9:00pm Free Skating Mound Park – SW Corner

8:00–1:00am BEER GARDEN & STREET DANCE Harvest Moon – Walnut Street

9:00pm or dusk FIREWORKS Middle School Football Field

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Toffee bars

Look to the past for some “new” recipes

By Beth McDonald

Many times when I look for

a new recipe, I look to

the past. One source of

inspiration I frequently use are the

recipes I inherited from my paternal

grandma.

The other place I often look

for ideas is this really old cookbook

from my maternal grandmother

— it came with some recipes

she cut out of magazines and

some handwritten recipes. Both

of these are excellent sources to find something “new.” I really recommend

when you are at a garage sale or cleaning out your parents’ or

grandparents’ stuff you should keep the old cookbooks. You just never

know what you will find.

When I was looking for a new treat recently, I went through my

grandma’s recipes and found these bars. At first when I was reading the

recipe I couldn’t remember having them, but once I had a taste it all

came back to me. It is something she usually made at Christmas time. I’m

not sure why we only had them at Christmas, but at that time of year

my grandma was a cookie factory.

My grandma called these Toffee Squares; my daughter thinks they

are more like blonde brownies. Whatever you want to call them, they

are good. With every recipe I make recently, I think about how to

change the flavor some, and I really think that adding peanut butter

would put these bars over the top. �

Toffee bars

Ingredients

1 cup of butter

1 cup brown sugar

1 egg yolk

1 tsp. vanilla

2 cups of flour

¼ tsp. of salt

6 Hershey bars

1 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Directions

�� Mix butter, sugar, egg and vanilla,

add flour and salt.

�� Spread out in 9 x13 pan. Bake

25 - 30 minutes at 350.

�� Once the bars are golden brown,

pull them out, separate the candy

bars and place on top so they melt.

�� Spread the candy and sprinkle

with nuts. Cut while still warm.

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CELEBRATING

25 YEARS

EXPERIENCED

ATTORNEYS

SINCE 1987

Top Row:

Joe Wallace, Thomas Sherzan

Bottom Row:

Mark Abendroth, Dave Russell, Ross Barnett, Chris Low

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Powers of Attorney

Real Estate Transactions

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legal briefs By Ross Barnett

Student power

of attorney

Useful tool for families with dependent children

By Ross Barnett, attorney, Abendroth and Russell Law Firm

As your family gets ready

to go back to school, you

should review your access

to your child’s financial, academic

and medical information. A child

becomes a legal adult at age 18,

regardless of whether the child still

lives at home or is a dependent of

the parent. This adult status may

limit your ability to assist your

child or learn vital information.

Most financial institutions,

schools and insurance companies

strictly enforce privacy-protection

laws. It is often difficult to obtain

another adult’s financial or medical

information. However, parents are

often the ones who pay for postsecondary

education. In addition,

the Affordable Care Act requires

insurance plans and issuers that

offer dependent coverage to make

that coverage available until the

adult child reaches the age of 26.

Children can now be covered by a

parent’s health insurance throughout

college and beyond.

This can result in a situation

where a parent is paying for college

tuition, but is unable to learn

what classes a child is taking or

what grades he or she is receiving.

A child can be covered by a parent’s

health insurance, yet the parent

may be barred from learning

what medical services, procedures,

and prescriptions are being used.

To be able to access your adult

child’s information and to be able

to help them navigate through policies,

forms and applications, you

should consider having your child

execute a power of attorney. A

power of attorney is an instrument

in which your child can designate

you to act on their behalf. Instead

of being a document that permits

you to take over the affairs of an

incompetent individual, a student

power of attorney empowers the

parent to act concurrently with

the dependent. It allows the young

adult to include you in important

decisions, and it grants you the

access to information for which

you are paying.

The power of attorney for

families is not limited to young

adults; it is also useful for parents

with minor children. A power

of attorney can allow parents to

designate someone else to have

access to a minor child’s information.

This is useful when parents

are vacationing or a family member

is providing child care. The power

of attorney gives the caretaker the

ability to take a child to the doctor,

contact a school or interact

with a daycare provider.

Review your information

options; a power of attorney can

be a useful tool for families with

dependent children. �

Information provided by Ross Barnett, attorney for Abendroth and Russell Law

Firm, 2560 73rd St., Urbandale, 278-0623, www.ARPCLaw.com.


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RENEE M., $75,000

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JEFFREY J., $38,000

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sunday morning services

8:15–9:30am : 1st service

9:30–10:00am : fellowship time

10:15–11:30am : 2nd service

11:30–noon : fellowship time

children’s ministry

faith in action

the edge student ministries

3:30pm sundays

grimes

8:30am–10:00am and

10:30am–noon

5th sunday of any month

6:00pm–

8:00pm

wednesdays

this small group meets on sunday afternoons at 3:30 in grimes.

this group is made up primarily of singles, newly married,

married with young children and married with older children

(who are available to watch the kids during discussion and prayer time).

contact grimes@timberlineonline.org for more information.

timberline church

4459 - 121st street � urbandale � 276.6089

corner of meredith and

121st street in western urbandale

visit our web site for more info!

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Crossroads Community Church is holding a Family Fire cookout event on Aug. 19.

Grilling with God

Local church hosts picnic event Aug. 19

By Jared Curtis

Hosting an outdoor event

is a great success for local

churches as it allows everyone

to get together and talk about

the Lord in an informal setting.

It’s also nice to devour all of

the delicious food that seems to

appear at these events, thanks to

everyone helping out and sharing

the cooking burden.

Crossroads Community

Church will hold the Family Fire

cookout event on Sunday, Aug.

19 from 4 - 7 p.m. Members are

encouraged to attend the event

and spend a night of fun and fellowship

to help end the summer.

Attendees should bring their own

meat to grill, a side dish to share

and lawn chairs. For more information,

call the church at 986-5433.

The monthly Prayer Gathering

will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 4

from 8 - 9 p.m. The group meets

the first Tuesday of the month

to pray for people in need, offer

praises and give thanks.

��� ����� �������� ������ is

currently looking for Sunday school

teachers and helpers to teach kids

about God through the Bible, story

lessons and music. Sunday school

starts on Sunday, Sept. 9 at 9:15

a.m. For more information, check

out the yellow chart posted on the

easel in Fellowship Hall.

Do you like to sing? Now’s

your chance. as the church choir is

looking for members. Rehearsals

begin on Wednesday, Aug. 29 at

7 p.m., and everyone is invited to

join. Contact the church for more

information.

Spread the Word

Have an upcoming event or

church news you would like to

announce? Send information to

darren@dmcityview.com.

Being a new mother can be

tough, which is why the church

holds a monthly Moms’ Group,

allowing new mothers a break

from their bundles of joy. The

Moms’ Group features a group of

moms who meet and offer friendship

and support while basking in

Christ’s love. The group is available

for mothers with children ages 0-5

and meets the second Thursday of

each month, September through

May, from 9:15 - 10:45 a.m.

Childcare is provided, and a minimal

membership due covers the

cost of childcare and activities. For

more information about the group,

contact Lauri Rouse at 986-5951.

The group is also looking for extra

childcare help. If you would like to

join and be able to help out on a

monthly basis or are willing to help

when needed, contact the church

office.

Weekly youth group meetings

start back up on Sunday, Sept. 2.

The Junior High group meets from

5 - 6:45 p.m. and the Senior High

group meets from 6 - 8 p.m. �


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feel free to call or fax in during these times or anytime after!

classes begin

august 27

Whether you are a beginner or the most advanced in your class...whether you just want to dance for fun or

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ballet, pointe, jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, tap, tumbling, all boys hip hop, pom

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Variety of class

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Fall dance classes

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JDA Open House

August 7 � 5–7:30pm

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tap and ballet

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library news By Grimes Public Library

Back to class

Early-Out Adventures resume Sept. 12

By library staff

School age kids are invited

to come to the library at

1:30 on early dismissal days

for fun activities. No registration

required. The first Early Out

Adventure of the school year is set

for Sept. 12.

Family Movie

Saturday, Aug. 25, 1 p.m.

Join us for popcorn and “The

Lorax” on the big screen. Rated

PG, all ages welcome.

Tail Waggin’ Readers

Saturday, Sept. 1, 9 - 11 a.m.

Improve your reading skills and

make a new friend by reading

aloud to a therapy dog. Students

in grades 2 - 4 may sign up for a

20-minute time slot to read to a

therapy dog partner. Please call

the library to register, 986-3551.

Library closed

Sunday and Monday, Sept. 2 - 3

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Thursday, Sept. 6, 4:30 p.m.

Students in grades 5 and up are

welcome to come and discuss

what they’re currently reading.

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Saturday, Sept. 8, noon

Come for some popcorn and

watch “The Hunger Games” on

the big screen. Rated PG-13, no

registration required.

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Monday, Sept. 10, 7 p.m.

Pick up a copy of this month’s

book at the circulation desk, and

join us at 7 p.m.

Youth Writing Club

Thursday, Sept. 13, 4:30 p.m.

Decorate a journal to keep your

work in, and bring any past work

you want to share. For grades 5

and up.

Grimes Public Library

200 N. James St.

986-3551

Hours:

Mon. - Thur. 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Fri. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Sat. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Sun. 1 - 4 p.m.

Bingo for Adults

Thursday, Sept. 20, 2 p.m.

Come for the game, meet new

friends, and have some fun. Every

third Thursday of the month.

Ongoing events

(Please note: All children’s programming

will take a break after

the summer reading program ends

on Aug. 3. Story times will resume

after Labor day.)

Toddler Time: Tuesday and

Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m.

Toddlers 18 months to 3 years

old and a caregiver are invited to

join us as we introduce literacy

and a love of books through storytelling,

rhymes, songs and crafts.

No registration required.

Preschool Story Time:

Tuesday at 10 a.m. and Wednesdays

at 10 and 10:45 a.m.

Preschoolers ages 3 to 5 years

are invited to join us as we share

stories, rhymes, songs, games and

crafts. No registration required. �


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chamber news Grimes Chamber, 986-5770

How to measure

a society

Observe how it treats the most vulnerable

By Jay Brewer, GCED Board of Directors

It has been said that the measure

of any society is how it treats

the most vulnerable citizens

in the society. If we accept that

premise, the community of Grimes

measures up very well. That is

especially true of the members of

Grimes Chamber and Economic

Development.

Grimes Volunteer Support

Services (GVSS) provides support

to enable our older citizens or

those who may have a disability

which hinders their ability to

thrive in their homes. Services

typically include transportation,

handy services, yard mowing,

snow removal, durable medical

equipment loans, etc.

When GVSS was just a new

idea, Chamber members became

supporters and sponsors. To this

day, they continue to make up

the majority of funding for the

operation. Chamber members

were instrumental in helping us

locate good, durable and free furniture

(desk, chairs, file cabinet,

conference table) when the City

of Grimes provided office space

in the old city hall, located on

Southeast Second Street. It is not

uncommon for Chamber members

to ask, “Is there anything you

need?” Approximately 65 percent

of the funding to support GVSS

comes from the business community.

The interest and concern of

Chamber members is continuous.

Our organization receives questions

weekly from Chamber members

asking how GVSS is doing. At

the annual Chamber golf outing,

last September, I had a Chamber

member/sponsor tell me, “Be sure

to tell me when it’s time to send

another check!”

The Chamber has accepted

GVSS as a full participating member

and is always supportive. We

know they are not just supporting

us as a member organization

but providing support indirectly to

those we choose to serve.

Just another reason why

Grimes is such a great community

in which to live. �

Jay Brewer serves as the president

of Grimes Volunteer Support

Services and is a previous Grimes

Citizen of the Year Award Recipient.

It is not uncommon for Chamber

members to ask, “Is there anything

you need?”

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Your Home Buying Checklist

Buy into the Circle of Grimes Businesses

Choose

a bank

Steve Davis

515-986-BANK

100 NE Jacob St.

Grimes

sdavis@citystatebank.com

Clean out

your ducts

AIR FREE

DUCT CLEANING

986-3424

Patrick Kearney

4015 SE Grimes Blvd. � Grimes

515-986- 2020 �� patrick@ericksonkearney.com

Choose your

insurance

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