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With age
comes wisdom
’ll admit it; I’m not very patient. I seem to be in a hurry a lot, and
it’s no one’s fault but my own. This becomes most apparent when
I am driving. Instead of leaving for my destination a few minutes
early, I tend to wait to the last minute
and then rush things along. Inevitably, I
end up behind someone driving 20 mph
in a 40 mph zone. And, inevitably, that
driver tends to be someone older, who
is not in a hurry, who planned enough
time for his or her trip and who is
understandably equally annoyed by me.
Once I notice this, I tend to slow down
and smile, a bit jealous of the pace this
person has, and I remind myself how
much more enjoyable life can be when
not hurried. Yes, with age comes wisdom, and that becomes quite apparent
when spending time with those possessing many decades of experience.
When I read this month’s cover story about some local centenarians, I couldn’t help but appreciate all that these people have experienced. I suspect that in their younger years, they may have, like me,
been in a hurry much of the time. But looking back, they now realize
how precious every minute of every day is, how quickly those times
become memories and how what can seemingly be so insignificant at
the time can impact generations to come in big ways.
So I encourage you to step aside from your busy lifestyles, recline
in your easy chair and read about these wonderful people and their
100-plus years of experiences. Their advice on living a long and
healthy life is worth the read alone. And when you see me tailgating you on Ankeny Boulevard, please tell me to slow down and plan
ahead more. I could use the gentle reminders.
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Ankeny resident and centenarian Joe Keul says his love for hunting, fishing and the great outdoors kept him “feeling young.”
By Ashley Rullestad
owa is home to a number of centenarians
including Ankeny’s own Myrle Graves and
Joe Keul, as well as almost-centenarian
Mary Conkling, who will be 100 in November.
They say life has changed through the course
of the last century, and they shared their stories with Ankeny Living this month.
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Century mark
Joe Keul might be a man of few words, but
the Ankeny centenarian seems to have figured
out the secret to a long life — Joe will turn
101 on Christmas Day. He grew up on the
south side of Des Moines and has spent his
whole life in the metro.
Keul had six brothers and sisters in his
family, and his dad worked as a machinist. He
graduated from Lincoln High School, and was
then drafted into the Navy. During World
War II, he spent time in the Pacific aboard the
USS Hersey, a troop transport ship.
Keul later married, and the couple had
two children — Ralph and Janet. Both live
nearby in Windsor Heights, and they visit
frequently.
After the war, Keul went to Alaska and
was one of the men who built the Alaskan
Highway connecting Alaska to the lower 48
states. He spent the rest of his career as a
teamster, organizing unions.
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“Some people don’t want to
be unionized, so you had to be a
fighter,” Ralph says.
Keul’s real love, though, was
the outdoors. He loved hunting
and fishing when he was able, and
his favorite “sport” these days is
to sit and relax in the sun, with a
good view of the outdoors.
“Hunting and fishing, that’s
what kept me young,” he says.
Life at 100
Centenarian Myrle Graves was
born in Oklahoma, but she
moved to Iowa with her family
when she was just a baby. They
lived on a farm, she says, and
her dad brought up horses and
worked with machinery. She had
three sisters and remembers the
closeness of the rural communities. Everyone visited with one
another, and everyone helped
one another when they needed it.
“There was a family feeling in
the country,” she says. “Farmers
help each other, and so you visit,
and it’s like one big family. If
someone gets sick or hurt, the
farmers come in and help. You
didn’t think about ‘how much am
I going to get paid?’ You did it
because they helped you.”
The girls used to play games
they made up themselves, she
says, with nothing but a ball or a
handkerchief as toys. They had no
electricity for the first 20 years
that they were on the farm, and
no running water either. Graves
remembers what a chore it was
to take a bath — first filling up the
rinse tub that was used to wash
clothes, then placing it in front of
the cook oven to get the water
warm. Finally, they would take
turns getting clean.
When Graves graduated high
school at the age of 17, she wanted to be a teacher. So she went
to Iowa State Teachers College
(now UNI) in Cedar Falls for one
term. Her uncle loaned her the
$75 she needed for tuition, room
and board. But the money ran
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out, and she couldn’t afford to continue her education. She
soon married John Graves, and in 1931 the young couple
moved to northwest Iowa to live on his family’s farm.
“President Roosevelt came in and made the law that
you could take out a $300 loan, and the interest was
something really small like 3 percent, and they’d give you
30 years to pay the farm off, so we signed up for that,”
she says. “My grandson and great-grandson are still on the
farm now. This is the sixth generation that has farmed that
land.”
Graves says life was very difficult during their first year
on the farm, but she was glad to be able to feed their four
daughters. If it hadn’t been for a neighbor who knew her
husband’s family, she says, she’s not sure they would have
survived. The neighboring family raised potatoes, and they
had extra, so they gave them to Graves and her family, and
they lived on potatoes.
“Then someone gave us their hens, and we had eggs
and potatoes, and we had apple trees,” she says. “That’s
all we ate the first year. The next year wasn’t as bad. Then
we got three cows and a few pigs, so we had milk, and we
bought 100 chickens and raised them. They were fryers.
That next year, we lived high off the hog.”
Graves’ husband died in 1985, but although she’s been
alone for a number of years now, she’s not sad, she says.
“Our family is big and close knit,” she says.
She has two daughters still living — one in Arizona
and one Minnesota. There are more than 60 grandkids,
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great-grandkids and great-great-grandkids.
Her granddaughter lives in Ankeny, and she
visits often and supplies Graves with readymade meals. She still lives on her own in an
assisted living apartment, and she says she’s
happy.
“I’ve got good kids and grandkids, I tell
you,” she says, getting misty. “I just have a
marvelous family. I’m so thankful for that.
Always make the best of it. It could always
be worse. I always think you’re the richest woman in the world if you have love
and health and companionship and all those
wonderful things you can’t buy. That’s what’s
important.”
Nearly a century
Ankeny resident Mary Conkling will turn 100
in November. The almost-centenarian is originally from Colorado, but her father moved
west looking for a homestead and settled in
the Burlington area.
She was the eighth child in a family of 10
children and remembers having to be selfsufficient at a very young age on the farm.
“By the time I was 5, I was old enough to
dress myself and milk a cow,” she says. “We
had a cow called Old Easy — the milk came
out easier, so we learned on her. We squirted
the milk to the cats. Our parents didn’t know,
or they would have put a stop to that.”
The family made a living selling cream
from the cows and eggs from the chickens
they raised. Her mother had a huge garden,
and she did a lot of canning and preserving,
Conkling says. They lived at one corner of the
section of land, so the children walked nearly
two miles to school to the next corner of the
section.
“Sometimes my brothers would carry me
on their shoulders when I was little,” she says.
Conkling graduated from high school
when she was 17 while there was a high
demand for country schoolteachers. She borrowed money to go to Colorado Teachers’
College and began teaching immediately
thereafter.
“I taught right out of high school at 17,”
she says. “My first contract they said I had
to satisfy the majority or forfeit my contract
because I was only 17. There were 33 pupils
in all eight grades, and I taught all eight grades.
I could always go back there to teach.”
She recalls meeting her future husband
at a party. She says the girls were in one
bedroom and the boys were in another. They
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hung a tea towel over the door, and each boy
and girl grabbed one side of the towel to see
whom they’d be paired up with.
“That’s how I met the man I came to
marry,” she says. She married her husband in
1933.
The couple had two girls, Joyce and
Evelyn, and they moved to Missouri where he
could learn rubber welding — the art of fixing
up old tires. It wasn’t practical to be a farmer
during the Dust Bowl days.
They spent 12 years in Missouri before
her husband was promoted to district manager, and the couple moved to Iowa. Conkling
says she continued teaching — including her
own girls’ first grade class.
“When they had their school program,
they had my daughter on stage reading from
the eighth grade history book,” she says
proudly. “They both loved to read, and they’d
follow me around with their books. If they
didn’t know a word, they’d spell it, and I’d tell
them what it said.”
When it comes to advice, Conkling says
it’s simple.
“Go with the flow, I guess,” she says.
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Home with a view
Van Winkle home overlooks city pond
By Brooke Gillum
fter meeting at Iowa State
University and then graduating, Jeff and Jessica Van
Winkle bought a starter home in
Des Moines in 2002.
They had intentions of eventually selling it and moving to
Ankeny. Jeff works for John Deere
and Jessica is an academic advisor
at Iowa State. They set their sights
on moving to Ankeny to have a
shorter commute, but also to build
their lives and eventually start a
family here.
In 2005, Jeff and Jessica were
ready to make the move. They
sold their home in Des Moines and
started looking at new construction
homes in Ankeny. After doing their
research and searching all around
town they found the perfect place
in southwest Ankeny. The neighborhood they chose is located in
the Wildflower development which
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west of Ankeny Boulevard.
“The builder, Northwood
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She really appreciates the openness of her home, especially now
as their 15-month-old daughter,
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Caroline, grows.
“It’s really nice to have an
open concept when you have a
toddler running around,” she adds.
Along with the layout, she and
Jeff love the lot the home is built on.
Their land backs up to a city pond
that can be clearly seen through
the large picture window in their
family room. Jessica says having the
pond so close to their property
makes their lot seem bigger. Off
the kitchen and dining room, there
is a large deck and patio area which
both overlook the pond. The Van
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to watch the geese and ducks on
the pond from their backyard.
Although the lot is their favorite feature of their home, Jeff and
Jessica are also very pleased with
the location.
“If I ever need anything, I know
my neighbors are willing to help,”
Jessica says. “I know that we live
in a safe area where people care
enough to call or stop if they think
something is out of the ordinary. A
lot of people in our neighborhood
have pets and kids and most are
outside when the weather is nice.
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calendar
Submit event information to [email protected]
Friday, Oct. 18
Q No School - ACA
Q Ongoing exhibits: Gary Tonhouse
“Wonders of the Tallgrass Prairie”
in the main gallery, Elyse Demaray
“Voices of Our Past” in the Side
Gallery, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Ankeny Art
Center, 1520 SW Ordnance Road.
Q “Sherlock’s Last Case”, $10 - $15,
7:30 p.m., Ankeny Community Theatre.
Q AYP New Member Luncheon,
noon, Wig & Pen Pizza Pub, 2005 S.
Ankeny Blvd, Suite 300
Q ACA V Football at Adair-Casey,
7 p.m.
Q ACHS V Football vs. Ottumwa,
7 p.m.
Q AHS V Football at Fort Dodge,
7 p.m.
Q Tot Time, 9:30 a.m., Kirkendall
Public Library.
Q Tea Time Movie, “North by
Northwest,”, 2 - 4 p.m., Kirkendall
Public Library.
2 p.m., Ankeny Community Theatre.
Q Nonfiction Book Discussion
for Adults, discussing “Under and
Alone” by William Queen”, 2 - 3 p.m.,
Kirkendall Public Library.
Monday, Oct. 21
Q Ankeny Toastmasters Meeting,
all welcome, 7 - 8 p.m., Dahl’s Foods,
1802 N. Ankeny Blvd.
Q City Council Meeting, 5:30 p.m.,
City Hall.
Q YA & J Adult Book Group, discussing “The Pregnancy Project: a
memoir by Gaby Rodriguez,” 6:30 p.m.,
Kirkendall Public Library.
Q Ankeny School Board Meeting,
5 p.m.
Q ACHS JV Girls Swimming at SEP,
3 p.m.
Q AHS JV Girls Swimming at SEP,
3 p.m.
Q AHS 8th Grade Band Concert,
7:30 p.m. Southview Middle School.
Saturday, Oct. 19 Tuesday, Oct. 22
Q “Sherlock’s Last Case”, $10 - $15,
7:30 p.m., Ankeny Community Theatre.
Q ACHS 10 Volleyball at Indianola,
8:30 a.m.
Q ACHS V/JV Volleyball at Johnston,
8:30 a.m.
Q AHS V Volleyball at Council Bluffs
Lewis Central, TBD.
Q AHS 9 Volleyball at DM Lincoln,
8 a.m.
Q AHS 10 Volleyball at Indianola,
8:30 a.m.
Q Ankeny Writers’ Group, Mary
Allen, author of “The Rooms of
Heaven,” 9 - 11:30 a.m., Kirkendall
Public Library.
Sunday, Oct. 20
Q
“Sherlock’s Last Case”, $10 - $15,
Q Zoning Board of Adjustment
Meeting, 5 p.m., City Hall.
Q Plan & Zoning Commission
Meeting, 6:30 p.m., City Hall.
Q Bella Boutique ribbon cutting,
noon.
Q Story Time, ages 1-3 at 9:30 a.m.,
ages 3-5 at 10 a.m., ages 4 and up at
11 a.m., Kirkendall Public Library.
Q How to Pinterest, 6:30 8:30 p.m., Kirkendall Public Library.
Q Ankeny Area Historical Society
Board/Monthly Meeting, 6/7 p.m., 301
S.W. Third St.
Q ACA Parent/Teacher
Conferences, 4-8 p.m.
Q ACHS 9/10/JV/V Volleyball at SEP,
4:45/5:45/7:30 p.m.
Q AHS V Girls Swimming at SEP,
5 p.m.
Q AHS 9/10/JV/V Volleyball vs.
Waukee, 5/5:45/6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 23
Q Late start - Ankeny Schools
Q Chamber Membership Luncheon,
11:30 a.m.
Q Manpower of Central Iowa ribbon
cutting, 4:30 p.m.
Q Tea Time Movie, “North by
Northwest,” 2-4 p.m., Kirkendall
Public Library.
Q Let’s Talk Turkey with John
Kirkpatrick, test kitchen manager at
Cuisine At Home magazine, learn to
make four dishes, free and open to
public, 7 p.m., Kirkendall Public Library.
Thursday, Oct. 24
Q Fall Into Fashion, showcasing the
latest in frames, young/old, special
pricing, door prizes, Jan Mickelson
from WHO Radio - remote broadcast
3-6 p.m., Ankeny Family Vision Center,
311 N Ankeny Blvd.
Q Taste Ankeny Experience Ankeny,
more than 50 local food, beverage,
product and service vendors, $10
advance ($15 at door) at www.ankeny.
org, 5-7 p.m., FFA Enrichment Center,
1055 S.W. Prairie Trail Parkway
Q Story Time, ages 1-3 at 9:30 a.m.,
ages 3-5 at 10 a.m., ages 3 and up at
10:30 a.m., ages 4 and up at 1 p.m.,
Kirkendall Public Library.
Q Basic Microsoft Excel Computer
Class for Adults, registration required,
2-3 p.m., Kirkendall Public Library.
Q English Learning Circle, practice
conversational English, free and open
to public, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Kirkendall
Public Library.
Q ACA Parent/Teacher Conferences,
4-8 p.m.
Q Girls Cross Country Regionals
Q Boys Cross Country Districts
Q ACHS V Girls Swimming at SEP,
5 p.m.
CONCRETE
Q ACHS 9 Football vs. SEP, 6 p.m.
Q ACHS 10 Football at SEP, 6 p.m.
Q AHS 9/V Football vs. DM North,
4:45/7:30 p.m.
Q AHS V Girls Swimming at SEP,
5 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 25
Q Tot Time, 9:30 a.m., Kirkendall
Public Library.
Q Tea Time Movie, “The Birds,” 2 4 p.m., Kirkendall Public Library.
Q ACA V Football vs. Mormon Trail,
Senior Night, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 26
Q Leaf Collection Days, visit www.
ankenyiowa.gov for full details,
Prairie Ridge Family Aquatic Center,
1220 N.W. Prairie Ridge Drive
Q Classic Film Festival, “Psycho”
at 9:30 a.m., “Dial M for Murder” at
11:30 a.m., “North by Northwest” at
1:30 p.m., “The Birds” at 3:30 p.m.,
Kirkendall Public Library.
Sunday, Oct. 27
Q Leaf Collection Days, visit www.
ankenyiowa.gov for full details,
Prairie Ridge Family Aquatic Center,
1220 N.W. Prairie Ridge Drive.
Monday, Oct. 28
Q Ankeny Toastmasters Meeting, all
welcome, 7-8 p.m., Dahl’s Foods, 1802
N. Ankeny Blvd.
Q LaBounty Family Chiropractic
Clinic ribbon cutting/grand opening,
4:30 p.m.
Q Ankeny Genealogy Chapter,
everyone welcome, 7 p.m., Kirkendall
Public Library.
Q Volleyball Regionals
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Submit event information to [email protected]
Tuesday, Oct. 29 Friday, Nov. 1
Q Fountain Day Spa ribbon cutting,
4:30 p.m.
Q Story Time, ages 1-3 at 9:30 a.m.,
ages 3-5 at 10 a.m., ages 4 and up at
11 a.m., Kirkendall Public Library.
Q Intermediate Word Computer
Class, learn how to design Christmas
letterhead and more, 2-3 p.m.,
Kirkendall Public Library.
Q City Council Public Forum, public
forum for 2013 City Council election,
7-9 p.m., City Hall.
Q ACHS 8 Girls Basketball vs.
Johnston, 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 30
Q Late start - Ankeny Schools
Q Music Appreciation for All
Ages, “Keeping Score with Michael
Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco
Symphony”, 12:15 and 7 p.m.,
Kirkendall Public Library.
Q Tea Time Movie, “North by
Northwest,” 2 - 4 p.m., Kirkendall
Public Library.
Q Ankeny Beggar’s Night, 6-8 p.m.
Q State Football Tournament
Thursday, Oct. 31
Q Halloween
Q Story Time, ages 1-3 at 9:30 a.m.,
ages 3-5 at 10 a.m., ages 3 and up at
10:30 a.m., ages 4 and up at 1 p.m.,
Kirkendall Public Library.
Q Basic Microsoft Word Computer
Class for Adults, 2-3 p.m., Kirkendall
Public Library.
Q Girls Swimming Regionals
Q AHS 8 Girls Basketball vs.
Waukee, 4:30 p.m.
Q AHS 8 Wrestling at Johnston,
4:30 p.m.
Q ACHS 8 Wrestling at Fort Dodge,
4:30 p.m.
Q “I Never Saw Another Butterfly,”
AHS Fall Play, 7:30 p.m., AHS
Auditorium.
Q Economic Development Council
Meeting, 7 a.m.
Q Volleyball Regionals
Q AHS 8 Girls Basketball at Urbandale
Saturday, Nov. 2
Q Leaf Collection Days, visit
www.ankenyiowa.gov for full details,
Prairie Ridge Family Aquatic Center,
1220 N.W. Prairie Ridge Drive
Q “I Never Saw Another Butterfly
AHS Fall Play, 7:30 p.m., AHS
Auditorium.
Q ACA Annual Benefit, 6-9 p.m.
Q State Cross Country Tournament
Q Girls Swimming Regionals
Q AHS 8 Basketball at Ames,
4:30 p.m.
Q AHS 8 Wrestling Meet, 4:30 p.m.
Q ACHS 8 Girls Basketball at
Urbandale, 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 5
Q Election Day
Q Zoning Board of Adjustment
Meeting, 5 p.m., City Hall.
Q Plan & Zoning Commission
Meeting, 6:30 p.m., City Hall.
Q AHS Gala Concert, 4 p.m.,
Auditorium.
Q ACHS 8 Girls Basketball vs.
Valley, 4:30 p.m.
Q ACHS 8 Wrestling at DCG,
4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 6
Q
Sunday, Nov. 3
Q Daylight saving time ends
Q Leaf Collection Days, visit
www.ankenyiowa.gov for full details,
Prairie Ridge Family Aquatic Center,
1220 N.W. Prairie Ridge Drive.
Q Ankeny Historical Society Open
House, 2-4 p.m., 301 S.W. Third St.
Q AHS Drama/Speech, 2 p.m.,
Auditorium.
Late start - Ankeny Schools
Thursday, Nov. 7
Q Ankeny Lions Club Meeting, 6 p.m.,
Ankeny Golf & Country Club, 314 SW
Irvinedale Dr.
Q Uptown Ankeny Membership
Meeting, noon.
Q AHS 8 Wrestling at SEP, 4:30 p.m.
Q ACHS Fall Play, 7:30 p.m.,
Auditorium.
Monday, Nov. 4
Friday, Nov. 8
Q Ankeny Toastmasters Meeting, all
welcome, 7-8 p.m., Dahl’s Foods, 1802
N. Ankeny Blvd
Q City Council Meeting, 5:30 p.m.,
City Hall.
Q ACA Education Committee
Meeting, 7:30 p.m.
Q Ankeny School Board Meeting,
5 p.m.
Q State Football Tournament
Q ACHS Fall Play, 7:30 p.m.,
Auditorium.
Q State Football Tournament
Q
Girls State Swimming Tournament
Saturday, Nov. 9
Q Leaf Collection Days, visit
www.ankenyiowa.gov for full details,
Prairie Ridge Family Aquatic Center,
1220 N.W. Prairie Ridge Drive.
Q ACHS Fall Play, 7:30 p.m.,
Auditorium.
Q AHS Drama Department Can and
Bottle Drive, any returnable can or
bottle may be dropped off at the AHS
Scene Shop on the southwest side of the
high school between 8 a.m. and noon.
Q Girls State Swimming Tournament
Q AHS Vocal Music, 4 p.m.,
Auditorium.
Sunday, Nov. 10
Q Leaf Collection Days, visit
www.ankenyiowa.gov for full details,
Prairie Ridge Family Aquatic Center.
1220 N.W. Prairie Ridge Drive.
Q AHS Vocal Music, 1 p.m.,
Auditorium.
Q ACHS Fall Play, 2 p.m.,
Auditorium.
Monday, Nov. 11
Q Veterans Day
Q Ankeny Toastmasters Meeting, all
welcome, 7-8 p.m., Dahl’s Foods, 1802
N. Ankeny Blvd.
Q ACHS 8 Girls Basketball vs.
Norwalk, 4:30 p.m.
Q ACHS 8 Wrestling Meet, 4:30 p.m.
Q AHS 8 Girls Basketball at
Indianola, 4:30 p.m.
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recipe
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Pumpkin
crunch cake
Simple recipe is the perfect autumn treat
By Jan Allen
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utumn is here, and with it comes cool crisp air, colorful leaves
and pumpkins.
I also love recipes that are easy and flavorful, and this definitely
fits the bill. Our friend, Tara, brought this dish to a potluck at our church
a couple of years ago, and I fell in love with it. I like to add a little extra
cinnamon. We never have to worry about leftovers with this cake.
We love pumpkin pie, but this recipe goes over the top where
pumpkin is concerned. I like it even better than pumpkin pie. It has a rich
pumpkin base and a buttery, crunchy, nutty top that makes it irresistible.
What could be better? Maybe a bit of ice cream or whipped cream on
top? Enjoy! Q
Pumpkin crunch
cake
Ingredients
1 15-ounce can pumpkin
1 12-ounce can evaporated milk
3 eggs
4 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup sugar
1 18.25 ounce yellow cake mix
1 cup pecans or walnuts (roughly
chopped)
1/2- 3/4 cup melted butter (drizzled
butter needs to cover the top of
the cake)
Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Lightly grease 9x13 pan.
2. Completely combine ingredients
for pie. Pour into prepared pan.
3. Sprinkle dry cake mix evenly over
the top. Gently pat down. Top with
nuts. Drizzle top with butter.
4. Bake for 50 minutes. Cool and
top with a dollop of whipped cream.
Jan Allen enjoys cooking and bakes and decorates birthday cakes for her six
grandchildren.
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education
what’s in your garage?
Submit story ideas to [email protected]
Meet Laurel Quinn
Instructor finds her “happy place” in teaching
errace Elementary fifth
grade teacher Laurel Quinn
did not begin her career path
as an educator. After three years
at University of New Hampshire’s
Whittemore School of Business,
Quinn discovered the business path
wasn’t her true calling.
“Kids were always a passion for
me,” Quinn says. “I was a nanny and
babysitter growing up, and always
enjoyed interacting with kids.” It
was that passion that led her to
Arizona State University for an
undergraduate degree in education,
followed by her graduate degree at
Northern Arizona University.
“I finally found my niche, my
happy place,” she says.
Though born in Cedar Rapids,
Quinn’s father had a job that
required their family to move
around a lot.
“We lived in Brunswick,
Maine; Tampa, Fla.; Bedford, N.H.;
and Arizona. His work took us on
many adventures,” she says. “I’ve
seen a lot of neat places and made
friends all over the country.”
After teaching for six years
in Phoenix, Ariz., Quinn moved
back to Iowa to be closer to her
family, when, after finding out they
were expecting their first child,
her husband, an Army Reservist,
was called back to active duty in
2007. It was at that time she found
her place at Terrace, where she
has spent the last five years.
Integrating different teaching
strategies and staying open minded
Photos by Shannon Nelson
T
Randy Farlow proudly displays the banner for The National Urban Traveling Cubs
United Posse in his garage.
Laurel Quinn teaches fifth grade at
Terrace Elementary.
in order to keep her students
engaged and excited about learning, is one of Quinn’s strongest
teaching qualities.
“It’s not unusual to find my
students standing on their chairs
reading in a Western or English
accent,” she says. “Their excitement drives my excitement.”
Quinn feels that, while it’s a
big responsibility, she is honored
that families in Ankeny allow her
to spend so much time with their
children.
“I strive to not only to push
them academically, but also to
build the social and emotional
pieces to make them confident
individuals,” she explains. “We’re
all different, and embracing those
differences is important. They also
have to understand that we have a
lot in common, and we’re part of
a community.” Q
What do you like best about Mrs. Quinn?
Cole Pollock:
“She’s really nice and
helps me with math
problems.”
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Brenna Johnson:
“Makes learning fun
instead of boring. We
get to use the computers and iPads a lot.”
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Photos by Patti Stockdale
By Shannon Nelson
NUTCUPS unite
Annual pilgrimage filled with rituals
By Patti Stockdale
hat do you get when
you mix together 15
- 17 homegrown Iowa
boys, the Chicago Cubs and a
healthy dose of sports superstition?
The NUTCUPS — The
National Urban Traveling Cubs
United Posse, comprised of longtime friends from all walks of life.
This band of non-blood brothers
makes an annual pilgrimage to the
Windy City each April to cheer on
their beloved Cubs on opening day.
“We haven’t missed it
for 16 years. Some of the guys
have left Iowa and moved on,
but they always show up,” states
Randy Farlow, actual brother to
the group’s El Presidente Rick
(Panama) Farlow.
When they hit Chicago, they
meet up at Jake’s Pub, a mere baseball throw away from the stadium.
“It’s our tradition,” adds
Farlow as he adjusts his baseball
cap. They pass the time with goodnatured ribbing, a hearty sampling
of the establishment’s wares and
catch up on each other’s new jobs,
new kids and new wives.
“We like Jake’s Pub, and they
like us,” comments Farlow. “It’s
pretty welcoming when we walk
in and are greeted with our own
banner.”
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Just like their athlete idols,
certain rituals must be followed
before these dedicated fans walk
out Jake’s door and into Wrigley
Field. Each member of the posse
(1) downs a shot of Schiltz; (2)
rubs the doe-eyed deer head
mounted on the wall; and (3) belts
out “Ring of Fire” with the corner
jukebox.
Whether a winning season or
not, the NUTCUPS don’t alter
their rituals.
“No, we always do the same
things,” states Farlow when asked
about the losses in spite of their
superstitious customs. “OK, we
might play a different Johnny Cash
song, but that’s the only straying
we do.”
Farlow proudly hangs his banner on a prominent garage wall
near other Cub-themed memorabilia. He looks at the banner every
day. Sure, he’d like it if the Cubs
would win the series sooner than
later. He’s quite aware that it’s
been more than a century since the
last title and 68 years since runnerup status. It doesn’t change how he
feels about his Cubs. With all the
swagger and confidence of Johnny
Cash, he says with a smile, “I think
2014 will be their year. I think they
just might bring it home.” Q
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give us the best way
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finance
Mark Ellison
Review financial
strategies after
life events
f nothing ever changed in your
life, you could probably chart your
financial and investment strategies
and then forget about them. But
your life is full of changes — and
many of them will require you to
take a new look at how you save,
invest and protect your family.
Let’s run through some of the
most common milestones in life and
see what sort of moves you might
make in response:
s-ARRIAGEIt sounds obvious,
but once you’re married, you have
to stop thinking in terms of “one”
and start thinking of “two” in most
aspects of your life — including your
finances. For example, if you are an
aggressive investor but your spouse
is more conservative, you both may
need to compromise and choose an
investment strategy that’s “down
the middle.” At the same time, you’ll
want to set some common goals,
such as saving enough for a down
payment on a home.
s #HILDREN When you have
children, you have to protect them
today — and invest for their future.
Your first step, then, might be to
purchase life insurance. You can
typically buy a term life policy at very
reasonable rates. The exact amount
of coverage you need depends on
your individual situation, but you’ll
probably want at least enough to
pay off your mortgage and send your
children to college should anything
happen to you. And to protect your
income, you might want to consider
disability insurance. Finally, it’s never
too soon to start saving for college.
You might want to consider opening
a taxadvantaged account, such as a
Section 529 college savings plan.
s *OB CHANGES When you
leave a job, you may well have an
I
important decision to make about
your 401(k) or other employersponsored retirement plan. If you
don’t need the money right away,
you might want to avoid cashing
out your plan, because you’ll likely
face an immediate tax bill — and
you’ll have fewer resources for
retirement. Consequently, you may
want to roll your 401(k) to an IRA
or your new employer’s plan, if it
allows such transfers. Before taking
action, consult with your tax advisor.
s 2EMARRIAGE If you ever
remarry, you may need to change
the beneficiary designations on your
401(k), IRA and other investment
accounts. You also may need to
work with your attorney to revise
your will, living trust and other
documents related to your estate
plans.
s 2ETIREMENT For many
decades, you saved and invested for
your retirement. Once you retire,
however, you should move away
somewhat from the “accumulation”
phase and start thinking instead of
how best to manage the money
you have accumulated. That means
you’ll need to decide when to start
taking Social Security and how much
to withdraw each year from your
various retirement accounts, such
as your 401(k) and IRA. A professional financial advisor can help you
develop a withdrawal rate that’s
suitable for your individual situation.
You’ll encounter many important events on the road of life. By
making the right financial moves
along the way, you can help make
the journey more pleasant.
This article was written by Edward
Jones for use by your local Edward Jones
Financial Advisor. Q
No Time
Like the Present
Lots of times, changes in life also
affect your investments. That’s why
there’s never been a better time to
schedule your free portfolio review.
We’ll talk about the changes in your
life and help you decide whether
it makes sense to revise your
investments because of them.
A portfolio review will help ensure your investments are
keeping pace with your goals. Call your local financial
advisor today.
Justin Bjerke
Financial Advisor
2575 N. Ankeny Blvd.
Suite 217
Ankeny, IA 50023
515-965-7582
Brian D. Herbel
CFP®, AAMS®
Financial Advisor
917 E. 1st St.
Schneider’s Square, #D
Ankeny, IA 50021
515-964-1010
Terry G. Peter
AAMS®
Financial Advisor
303 SW Walnut St.
Ankeny, IA 50023
515-965-6901
Kevin M. Frette
Financial Advisor
1690 SE Delaware Ave.
Suite 103
Ankeny, IA 50021
515-964-1471
Tracy L. Burt
AAMS®
Financial Advisor
1255 N. Ankeny Blvd.
Suite 102
Ankeny, IA 50023
515-964-4404
Glenna Trosper
AAMS®
Financial Advisor
1200 SW State St.
Suite B
Ankeny, IA 50023
515-964-2089
Mark Ellison
AAMS®
Financial Advisor
2505 SW White Birch Drive
Suite I
Ankeny, IA 50023
515-965-2473
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Some words come from pain, not the person
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o you think that you can
reprove words, when the
speech of a despairing man
is wind? (Job 6:26)
In grief and pain and despair,
people often say things they otherwise would not say. They paint
reality with darker strokes than
they will paint it tomorrow when
the sun comes up. They sing in
minor keys and talk as though
that is the only music. They see
clouds only and speak as if there
were no sky.
They say, “Where is God?”
Or “There is no use to go on.” Or
“Nothing makes any sense.” Or
“There’s no hope for me.” Or “If
God were good this couldn’t have
happened.”
What shall we do with these
words?
Job says we do not need to
reprove them. These words are
wind, or literally “for the wind.”
They will be quickly blown away.
There will come a turn in circumstances, and the despairing person
will waken from the dark night and
regret hasty words.
Therefore, the point is, let us
not spend our time and energy
reproving such words. They will
be blown away of themselves on
the wind. One need not clip the
leaves in autumn. It is a wasted
effort. They will soon blow off of
themselves.
Oh, how quickly we are given
to defending God, or sometimes
the truth, from words that are only
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for the wind. If we had discernment we could tell the difference
between the words with roots and
the words blowing in the wind.
There are words with roots in
deep error and deep evil. But not
all grey words get their color from
a black heart. Some are colored
mainly by the pain, the despair.
What you hear is not the deepest
thing within. There is something
real within where they come from.
But it is temporary — like a passing infection — real, painful, but
not the true person.
Grace Life Church of
Greater Des Moines
Meets at Crocker Elementary
2910 S.W. Applewood St.
Pastor Seth Channell
Services:
Sunday: 9:30 a.m.
Let us learn to discern whether the words spoken against us or
against God or against the truth
are merely for the wind — spoken
not from the soul, but from the
sore. If they are for the wind, let
us wait in silence and not reprove.
Restoring the soul, not reproving
the sore, is the aim of our love.
We would love to hear from
you on comments or questions.
You can reach us or find out
more about us via email at [email protected]
gracelifedsm.org, at our website at
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“Worry, by nature, is the product of a
lack of faith and trust in God”
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A: The short answer is yes. Even though she may have passed a vision
screening or an eye exam previously, there may be certain vision issues
that were not checked for in either of those situations. Many of the
symptoms of a learning disorder overlap with the symptoms of a vision
disorder. We actually label them learning-related vision disorders. It is
estimated around 80 percent of how a child learns is through vision,
especially now in the era of tablets and smartphones. Even some of the
medications used to help treat certain learning disorders can impact a
child’s vision. The best thing to do if your child, or even yourself, has a
learning disorder potentially has one, is to be evaluated by a developmental optometrist. They provide comprehensive vision evaluations that
check for specific vision issues related to learning. Call our office today
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It is estimated that one in four school-age children has a
vision-related learning issue. When 80% of what your child
learns is vision based, this can have a huge impact on reading,
attention, and performance in school. If you, your child, or
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A: Did you know that adults and children alike suffer from a fear of the
dentist? Oftentimes dental fears exist despite the knowledge that dentistry has a positive impact on oral health. But what is behind these fears?
And what steps can be taken to overcome them?
Dental fears can stem from many sources. Some people have had
bad experiences with dentistry in the past. Others have bad gag reflexes,
prompting them to shy away from dental treatment. Still others feel
uncomfortable not being in control of a situation. Whatever the cause,
the fear involved is very real and debilitating.
Thus, the solution to dental fears is often a combination of determination on the part of the patients and good communication and understanding on the part of a dental professional. It is important that trust
develops in cases where a patient is experiencing fear, as that trust can
serve as a bridge for overcoming apprehension.
In very severe cases, patients may also opt to be sedated during
treatment. Sedation dentistry calms patients, putting them into a relaxed
state for their dental procedures. In this relaxed state, dental work can
be completed quickly and efficiently without discomfort or alarm on the
part of the patient.
If you struggle with a fear of dentistry, don’t suffer in silence. Your
Ankeny dentist, Dr. Erika Peddicord, strives to put her patients at ease
through communication and genuine concern. If you would like to schedule an appointment or a consultation with Dr. Peddicord, please call our
office at (515) 963-3339. Q
Information provided by Dr. Erika Peddicord, Peddicord Family Dentistry, 121
N.E. 18th St., Suite C, 963-3339.
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Q: What are some natural
ways to prevent getting the flu?
A: Chiropractic. Getting adjusted regularly by a chiropractor will increase
your immunity. Your nervous system controls everything, including the
spleen, thymus, lymph nodes and gut, all of which are critical to your body’s
immune response. Being adjusted releases more immunity-boosting, viruskilling T-cells and ensures that your nervous system is functioning at 110
percent. Nutrition and supplements. Eat an anti-inflammatory diet consisting of lean meats and antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables. Avoid a diet
high in sugar, dairy and processed foods. Aim to drink three liters of water
each day. Also, supplement with a good quality probiotic and Vitamin D. A
probiotic will establish that good bacteria in your gut, which is essential to
boosting your immune system. Exercise. Moderate exercise can boost the
production and circulation of immune cells that attack bacteria and viruses.
Exercise can also help those cells and oxygen to travel quicker and more
efficiently throughout the body. Sleep. Sleep deprivation can put unwanted
stress on the body. Adequate sleep releases immune-boosting cells and
proteins, all while regulating our hormones to ensure a healthy body. Wash
hands. Wash your hands regularly using soap and water for 20-30 seconds.
Avoid using anti-bacterial soaps and sanitizers. They kill off all bacteria,
resulting in our immune system never being exposed to that bacterium.
Subsequently, our immune system cannot be strengthened because it never
gets to “practice” fighting and killing off bacteria and viruses. Q
Information provided by Nicole Olson, DC, CACCP, Olson Chiropractic Health
Center, 1510 S.W. Oralabor Road, Suite B, Ankeny, 289-1015.
Q: How can I convince my
kids to eat their Halloween
candy in small amounts?
A: With Halloween just around the corner, now is the perfect time to
get the kids together for some spooky, fright-filled baking and cooking.
Of course, Halloween is known to be a sugar-laden candy fest, and
this is a perfect opportunity to talk to your kids about moderation and
healthy eating. Use this opportunity to talk to your kids and explain to
them that candy, like many of our other favorite treats, is a “sometimes”
food. “Sometimes” foods aren’t foods we eat every day because they
don’t give our bodies the nutrients we need to grow and stay healthy.
We enjoy “sometimes foods” on occasion, and because we enjoy them
only once in a while, it makes them that much more special.
Now, nobody wants to rain on any kid’s candy parade but not all
Halloween treats have to be extremely sugar-laden. To keep things kidfriendly and ward off any candy battles, if you are going to offer healthier
treats, make up for the lost sugar by upping the fun factor. Visit Hy-Vee.
com for frightfully delicious (and nutritious) Halloween-themed ideas that
kids and adults can agree upon. This is the perfect opportunity to explain
that when the majority of our food choices are healthy, there is room in
a balanced and healthy diet for a yummy treat.
This information is not intended as medical advice. Please consult a
medical professional for individual advice. Q
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or 515-963-3130.
health Q&A
Q: How can I keep Mom safe
from intruders and potential
dangers inside her home?
A: In an age of motion sensor technology, wireless communications and
smart appliances, it is possible for a senior to stay in his or her home
safely. Technology has allowed seniors to monitor carbon monoxide
and fire and have the ability to push a button in the case of an accident
or fall. Oliver Keeling, owner and operator of Astra Security, sat down
with At-Home Care Company and gave some great information to keep
seniors safe in their homes. Oliver has had extensive training, being a veteran of the U.S. Air Force where he worked as an electrical journeyman
and then later working for Homeland Security. He is also a graduate from
Iowa State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminology. Some tips
and tricks provided by Oliver:
Keep doors locked at all times. Seems simple but many forget to do
this. Install a peep hole. Very inexpensive and security companies install
them for next to nothing, such as Astra Security. Keep lights on a timer
and bring in mail/trash cans to deter burglars from the house. Installa
safety system that monitors carbon monoxide, fire and has alert button
which can be professionally and affordably put in.
These security options and tips can provide an increased level of
security for your loved ones and some peace of mind for you. Q
Information provided by Chelsea Spear, At-Home Care Company, 1513 N.
Ankeny Blvd., Suite 4, Ankeny, 515-963-4410.
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Q: When should I ask my
doctor about an antibiotic?
A: First, your doctor needs to determine what type of infection he or she is
treating. Infections are caused by two main types of germs — bacteria and
viruses. Bacterial infections can be cured by antibiotics; viral infections cannot. Viral infections cause all colds and most coughs and sore throats. People
recover from viral infections when the illness has run its course. However,
you need to be aware that sometimes viral infections can lead to bacterial
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from infection.
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premature infants and children, the elderly, burn victims, bone marrow
transplant patients ad patients with weakened immune systems (i.e., AIDS,
leukemia).
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known. Weaker bacteria are killed each time you take antibiotics; hardier
ones may be left to grow and multiply, so be sure to follow your physician’s
advice when it comes to taking antibiotics. Q
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By Shelly Charter
Continuing
care retirement
community
What is it, and why would you need it?
By Shelly Charter, Valley View Village
he last few months we have
been exploring various levels of retirement living —
independent and assisted living and
skilled nursing care. A continuing care retirement community is
when all of these levels are found
on one campus.
Many people like the idea of
this type of setting. They become
familiar with the community,
build strong friendships and feel
more comfortable if they have
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to make a change to another
area of the campus to receive
the care and services their health
requires. Change is challenging,
and it doesn’t get any easier as we
age. Moving across campus might
be just a little easier than moving
across town.
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not have all levels of care, a move
across town might have to happen if health conditions change.
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opinion, a skilled nursing care only
option may be a good choice.
For a senior who is considering downsizing and moving into
an independent living option, and
is still in relatively good health, I
would recommend a continuing
care retirement community. This
option allows the senior to live
independently for as long as possible, and if and when the need
now, and his or her needs change arises, the other levels of care are
to where assisted living is needed, available on the same campus.
While the choices at times
and this isn’t available in the community, a move would be neces- seem overwhelming, I think it is
sary. I always tell families to keep comforting to know there are
that in mind as they are looking so many more options available
for senior communities that many for seniors than ever before.
times health situations change, and Retirement living is perhaps one
it is wise to be sure all levels of of the biggest decisions seniors and
their families will make. Knowing
care are an option.
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the best choice? I think perhaps available is important. Q
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home is to impress them with
its appearance so they begin to envision themselves living there. Here are
seven tips for making your home look
bigger, brighter and more desirable.
s 3TART WITH A CLEAN SLATE
Before you can worry about where
to place furniture and which wall
hanging should go where, each room
in your home must be spotless. Do
a thorough cleaning right down to
the nitpicky details like wiping down
light switch covers. Deep clean and
deodorize carpets and window coverings.
s 3TOWAWAYYOURCLUTTERIt’s
harder for buyers to picture themselves in your home when they’re
looking at your family photos, collectibles and knickknacks. Pack up all
your personal decorations. However,
don’t make spaces like mantels and
coffee and end tables barren. Leave
three items of varying heights on each
surface, suggests Barb Schwarz of
www.StagedHomes.com in Concord,
Pa. For example, place a lamp, a small
plant and a book on an end table.
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ture. When a room is packed with
furniture, it looks smaller, which will
make buyers think your home is less
valuable than it is. Make sure buyers
appreciate the size of each room by
removing one or two pieces of furniture. If you have an eat-in dining area,
using a small table and chair set makes
the area seem bigger.
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placement. Highlight the flow of
your rooms by arranging the furniture
to guide buyers from one room to
another. In each room, create a focal
point on the farthest wall from the
doorway and arrange the other piec-
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es of furniture in a triangle around the
focal point, advises Schwarz. In the
bedroom, the bed should be the focal
point. In the living room, it may be the
fireplace, and your couch and sofa can
form the triangle in front of it.
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rooms. Brush on a fresh coat of
warm, neutral-color paint in each
room. Ask your real estate agent for
help choosing the right shade. Then
accessorize. Adding a vibrant afghan,
throw or accent pillows for the couch
will jazz up a muted living room, as
will a healthy plant or a bright vase
on your mantel. High-wattage bulbs
in your light fixtures will also brighten
up rooms and basements.
s 3ETTHESCENE Lay logs in the
fireplace, and set your dining room
table with dishes and a centerpiece of
fresh fruit or flowers. Create other
vignettes throughout the home —
such as a chess game in progress —
to help buyers envision living there.
Replace heavy curtains with sheer
ones that let in more light.
Make your bathrooms feel luxurious by adding a new shower curtain,
towels and fancy guest soaps (after
you put all your personal toiletry
items are out of sight). Judiciously add
subtle potpourri, scented candles or
boil water with a bit of vanilla mixed
in. If you have pets, clean bedding
frequently and spray an odor remover
before each showing.
s -AKE THE ENTRANCE GRAND
Mow your lawn, trim your hedges,
and turn on the sprinklers for 30
minutes before showings to make
your lawn sparkle. If flowers or
plants don’t surround your home’s
entrance, add a pot of bright flowers.
Top it all off by buying a new doormat and adding a seasonal wreath to
your front door. Q
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wellness
By Christopher M. Renze
Back pain facts
Half of all working Americans report pain
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By Christopher M. Renze, DC, DIBCN
lthough
chiropractors
treat more than back pain,
many patients visit chiropractors looking for relief from
this pervasive condition. In fact, 31
million Americans experience lowback pain at any given time.
Interesting facts. Half of all
working Americans report having
back pain each year.
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common reasons for missed work.
In fact, back pain is the second
most common reason for doctors’
visits, outnumbered only by upperrespiratory infections.
s -OST BACKPAIN CASES ARE
mechanical or non-organic in nature
— not caused by serious conditions
such as inflammatory arthritis, infection, fracture or cancer.
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per year on back pain — and that’s
just for the more easily-identified
costs.
s%XPERTS ESTIMATE THAT percent of the population will
experience a back problem during
their life.
Causes. The back is a complicated structure of bones, joints,
ligaments and muscles. One can
sprain ligaments, strain muscles,
rupture discs and irritate joints,
all of which can lead to back pain.
While sports injuries and accidents
can cause back pain, sometimes the
simplest movements — for example, picking up a pencil from the
floor — can have painful results. In
addition, arthritis, poor posture,
obesity and psychological stress
can cause or complicate back pain.
Back pain can also directly result
from internal-organ disease, such
as kidney stones, kidney infections,
blood clots or bone loss.
Manipulation as treatment.
Used primarily by doctors of chiropractic, manipulation has been
largely ignored by most other
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health-care providers until recently. Today, with growing emphasis
on treatment and cost effectiveness, manipulation is receiving
more widespread attention.
Chiropractic spinal manipulation is a safe and effective treatment. It reduces pain, decreases
medication use, rapidly advances
rehabilitation and requires very
few passive treatments, such as
bed rest.
In fact, after an extensive study
of all currently available treatment
options for low-back pain, the
federal government’s Agency for
Health Care Policy and Research
recommended that low-back pain
sufferers choose the most conservative care first. It recommended
spinal manipulation as the only
safe, effective and drugless form of
initial professional treatment for
acute low-back problems in adults.
Prevention. Maintain a
healthy diet and weight.
s 2EMAINACTIVEˆMOVEMENT
nourishes discs and joints.
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s 7ARM UP OR STRETCH BEFORE
physical activities.
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be sure that your computer workstation is ergonomically correct.
s 7EAR COMFORTABLE LOW
heeled shoes.
s 3LEEPONAMEDIUMFIRMMATtress to minimize any curve in
your spine.
s ,IFT WITH YOUR KNEES KEEP
the object close to your body, and
do not twist when lifting.
s 1UIT SMOKING 3MOKING
impairs blood flow, resulting in
oxygen and nutrient deprivation to
spinal tissues.
If you or someone you know is
suffering from back pain and have
not found the relief for which you
are looking, please call our office.
We may be able to help. Q
Information submitted by Christopher M. Renze, D.C., D.I.B.C.N., of Renze
Chiropractic Clinic, P.C. For more information, please visit www.renzechiro.com
or call the office at 515-965-3844.
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chamber news
Full of flavor and
open to the public
Taste Ankeny/Experience Ankeny is Oct. 24
By Kevin Harrington, Chamber president
have the privilege of going to
visit a great many businesses,
established and new, in this thriving community of ours. With the
established businesses, it is usually stopping in to see how the
Chamber can help them to continue to thrive. With the new
ones, it is most likely through a
ribbon cutting where I, or one
of the executive board, enjoy the
privilege of saying a few words and
welcoming them.
Recently, this has included new
businesses like; Stuff Etc., Hy-Vee
Ankeny No. 2 and The “Hatch”
technology program in Kirkendall
Library, just to name a few. I have
also had the pleasure of visiting long-time Chamber members,
such as the Ankeny Area Historical
Society and Liberty Bank, for
Business After Hours events. All
of these businesses and the rest of
the nearly 800 Chamber member
businesses provide a wealth of services or food and sometimes both,
which help all of us to accomplish
our daily tasks or fill our dinner
plates. I encourage you to visit
each and every one of them for
yourself and see what they can
provide for you.
Of course, I understand that
if you were to try and visit all 800
businesses in our community and/
or region one by one it would, of
course, take an enormous amount
of time. However, there is one
way you and all the family and
friends you can round up can visit
a great majority of them in just one
night.
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How, you ask? By attending our annual Taste Ankeny,
Experience Ankeny event on
Oct. 24 in the FFA Enrichment
Center on the Des Moines Area
Community College campus. This
event, which is open to the public,
is full of flavors from our local
restaurants which will be handing
out samples, to service providers
who can help you remodel your
kitchen. So stop out and fill your
tummies, then wash it down with a
sampling from one of the beverage
distributors while you wander the
aisles of vendors searching for that
company to help you finish those
half-completed home projects or
any number of other services you
may need. All of this while enjoying
the company of family and friends
and yours truly.
Call the Chamber today for
more information or check out
our website: www.ankeny.org. Q
out & about
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SUNDAY  NOV. 10
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Ankeny Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting for A Plus Homecare
Services on Sept. 18.
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out & about
Submit your photos and captions to [email protected]
Hy-Vee employees Rick Leibfried and Pam Hayes
at the Hy-Vee grand opening on Sept. 24.
Hy-Vee employees Lori McKenna and
Ashley Sampson at the Hy-Vee grand opening on
Sept. 24.
Hy-Vee employees Carrie Peppers and Kim
Schipper at the Hy-Vee grand opening on Sept. 24.
Hy-Vee employees Aaron Matthews, Jay Tanaka
and Ricado Cortes at the Hy-Vee grand opening
on Sept. 24.
Hy-Vee employees Rob Rouze-Luke and Troy
Garris at the Hy-Vee grand opening on Sept. 24.
Hy-Vee employees Jake Davidson and Kay Murray
at the Hy-Vee grand opening on Sept. 24.
Hy-Vee employees Natasha Ellis and Elizabeth
Brown at the Hy-Vee grand opening on Sept. 24.
Hy-Vee employees Bill Kingston, Micheal Coffman
and Kenny Nichlos at the Hy-Vee grand opening
on Sept. 24.
Hy-Vee employees Ryan Judkins, Jared Rickert and
Bruce Harlan at the Hy-Vee grand opening on
Sept. 24.
Hy-Vee employees Blake Ohloff, Zac Court
and Steven Righi at the Hy-Vee grand opening
on Sept. 24.
Hy-Vee employees Kara McGarvey, Dot Snyder,
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