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Expires 11/30/12. www.iowalivingmagazines.com/windsorheights welcome By Shane Goodman, publisher Letters from his mother y father was a sergeant in the U.S. Army and served in the Korean War. He told me that one of his duties was to install communications lines. Oddly, he didn’t communicate much else about his wartime service with me. Then again, I didn’t ask him about it too often either. I always thought if he wanted to talk about it, he would. I do know that he enlisted so he could enter the service with guys he knew rather than being drafted. And I know that those young men he served with became lifelong friends. The Army reunions were events he looked forward to, and he spoke highly of all whom he served with. My dad never took a college class. In fact, he didn’t graduate from high school. Even so, he was one of the smartest men I have ever known. I learned a great deal from him about business and personal relationships. He was a master at making most everyone he knew feel good about themselves, and he claimed his military service helped develop that. My dad died from bone cancer 10 years ago. In his final weeks, we spent time at his kitchen table going through old boxes that I didn’t know existed. Inside were photos from his time in the military and letters that his mother sent him while he served. Even in his final days, he looked upon those challenging times with fond memories. As part of our desire to better understand war and those who serve in it, we dedicate our cover to the stories of two local veterans who served our country with honor. Thanks for reading. 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Others may subscribe for $18 annually. Copies of past issues, as available, may be purchased for $3 each (plus shipping if required). www.iowalivingmagazines.com/windsorheights feature Submit story ideas to [email protected] Photo by Michael Swanger War stories LOCAL VETERANS RECOUNT THEIR WARTIME EXPERIENCES By Michael Swanger eaders of this publication might recall that one year ago we interviewed local World War II veterans to get their perspectives on the deadliest conflict in human history and the defining event of the 20th century. This year we wanted to collect memories from local veterans who served in the United States military during the Korean and Vietnam wars. R Photo courtesy of Mike Glover While veterans of World War II, members of what has become known as “The Greatest Generation,” received a hero’s welcome home following the end of World War II, and many of their stories have been told in countless newspa- Above: Mike Glover, a Windsor Heights resident and retired reporter for the Associated Press, served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. Left: Glover taught English to South Vietnamese military officers while stationed at a U.S. base outside of Saigon in 1969. www.iowalivingmagazines.com/windsorheights OCTOBER | 2012 Windsor Heights Living 5 feature Submit story ideas to [email protected] per and magazine articles, books and films, veterans of the Korean and Vietnam wars have not received the same recognition for their efforts over the years. The Korean War, also known as “The Forgotten War” because of the lack of public attention it received both during and after the war, for many years was never labeled as a “war.” Instead it was called a “conflict.” Yet ask those who served during the war, which lasted from June 1950 to July 1953, and they will tell you that the 33,686 battle deaths and 2,830 nonbattle deaths that the U.S. military suffered in Korea suggest that it was more than a “conflict.” The Vietnam War, which occurred in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia from November 1955 to the fall of Saigon in April 1975, received far more attention from the media and this country’s citizens compared to the Korean War. The U.S. government viewed involvement in the war as a way to prevent a communist takeover of South Vietnam, but opinions about our military’s participation varied widely and created deep divisions among Americans at home, the likes of which linger today whenever the topic of the war is raised in conversation. In the end, 58,220 U.S. service members died in the war, and many of those who returned home were protested by anti-war civilians and faced 6 Windsor Heights Living OCTOBER | 2012 other life-changing battles as a result. Recently, two local veterans — John Erickson and Mike Glover — shared their recollections of the wars and their military service. Erickson is a Minnesota native who served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and has been a resident of Windsor Heights since 1960. He and his wife, Gertrude, have been married for 57 years. Erickson, 83, is retired from decades of work with Supervalu and Taylor Industries, having worked as an engineer. Glover retired in May after working for the Associated Press as a political reporter for 32 years, having interviewed nearly every presidential candidate to campaign in Iowa during his tenure with the AP. He was also a regular contributor on Iowa Public Television’s “Iowa Press” and prior to working for the AP and newspapers in Fort Dodge and Bloomington, Ill., served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. The 64-year-old Illinois native, who moved to Windsor Heights 15 years ago, taught English to South Vietnamese military officers while stationed at a U.S. base outside of Saigon in 1969. The following excerpts are taken from interviews with Erickson and Glover. In what capacity did you serve in the military during the Korean War? www.iowalivingmagazines.com/windsorheights Erickson: I was in the Navy from 1948 to 1952. When I enlisted, I was a Seaman Recruit. I went to boot camp in Illinois and was transferred to Maryland where I became a Naval Airman. You either go on a boat or to an airport or some place. You didn’t have a lot of say about it. I was with a photography unit for five months, then they sent me to a small aircraft carrier, a CVL, in Rhode Island. That was kind of fun; you could go up to New York or Boston when you had liberty. After a few months, I got transferred to Memphis for Navy mechanics training where I became a machinist. I went to aviation machinist school for about four months and attained my highest rank of AM, an Aviation Machinist’s Mate. From there I was aboard the USS Boxer CV, a full-sized carrier that was the first aircraft carrier — and ours was the first squadron — to have jets on a carrier. Tell me more about your time on the USS Boxer. Erickson: It carried F4U Corsairs and F-9 jets. This was in 1950 or probably 1951. They all had wingtip gas tanks. I was a plane captain, and part of my duties was to fill that damn thing up with gas. They’d park mine at the end of the deck, and I had to climb a ladder to fill it up. They feature Submit story ideas to [email protected] Photo submitted would start to turn the ship, and I’d look over the side and see nothing but water. I got a banged-up ear out of it from running around the back of those damn planes; they were noisier than hell. How long and where were you stationed overseas? Erickson: I was in the Sea of Japan for about seven months after they extended my enlistment. When we were at sea, we were busy all the time, preparing planes to fly bombing missions in North Korea. We had planes flying out three times a day, each for about an hour-and-a-half at a time. You weren’t just sitting out there; you had work to do. How close were you to Korea? Erickson: We were probably in the middle of the Sea of Japan. Once in a while, we’d have a plane go around and make an approach and it would dump into the sea and a helicopter would pick them up right away. But we weren’t close to the enemy. When the boat would hit dock, we were in the bars and we had fun. You had work to do every morning at 8 a.m. but for 10 days we would be docked and had fun, then it was back out to sea for a month on missions. John Erickson served as an Aviation Machinist’s Mate aboard the USS Boxer CV during the Korean War, a small aircraft carrier much like the one pictured here. How did the war change you? Erickson: It made me grow up. I didn’t have any regrets of being in the service, but I’d be damned to go back in. I had some fun, and the Navy grew me up. What was the public’s feeling about the Korean War at www.iowalivingmagazines.com/windsorheights OCTOBER | 2012 Windsor Heights Living 7 feature Submit story ideas to [email protected] Photo by Michael Swanger the time? Erickson: They didn’t even know we were gone. When we got home, they didn’t say anything to us. At the time, the country was in such growth, they didn’t even call it a war. They called it the Korean Conflict. We didn’t expect parades or pats on the back, but I think the public really didn’t give a damn about the war. But that didn’t bother us; we didn’t give a damn about it either. I don’t mean to put it down because we lost a lot of people, but the war itself didn’t seem to affect us as a country. In what capacity did you serve in the U.S. military during the Vietnam War? Glover: Like many people in that era, I enlisted when my draft number came up in 1968. I was 19 years old and had an unsuccessful attempt at college. So I enlisted in the Air Force and was sent to St. Louis where I was inducted into the military. Then they sent me to Laughlin Air Force Base in Texas for basic training and then AIP and language training school. What happened next? Glover: They sent me overseas where I taught English and training to Vietnamese officers. I was in several places, including an air base outside of Saigon. I was a staff sergeant, and I taught for a little over a year in 1969. What was it like training them? Glover: It was fine. In that country, at that time, people who were to become military officers generally were on a path to having a successful life. They were motivated and pretty easy to work with. Did you find any common ground with the men you trained? Glover: They were motivated to speak, and I was motivated to get through the year. Did you experience any combat? Glover: No, but Vietnam was a funny war. Everybody saw combat because combat was everywhere. I didn’t have it as bad as a lot of people, but I had what I had. Can you elaborate? Were you in eminent danger while stationed on the base? Glover: It was dangerous because the Viet Cong were waging urban war. Saigon was an armed city with an enormous military presence, and the Viet Cong held much of the ground around the city. This was right after the TET Offensive in 1968 where they attacked major cities around the country. Their tactic was to convince the U.S. not to continue with the war, and one way to do that was to attack in places they weren’t expected to be attacked. 8 Windsor Heights Living OCTOBER | 2012 John Erickson, a resident of Windsor Heights since 1960, served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. What effect did that have on you? Glover: It was an experience where people just wanted to survive. There was very little talk of winning or accomplishing a goal. They just wanted to do their thing and survive. How did the war change you? Glover: It made me more focused to pursue something. I had been kind of drifting along, not knowing what I wanted to do. Did your experience in Vietnam spark your interest in journalism? Glover: It did. I started thinking of ways to contribute, and journalism seemed like a good way to go. When I came back, I was at an air base in Illinois doing a variety of administrative jobs before I got discharged. After that I went back to college and got a degree in journalwww.iowalivingmagazines.com/windsorheights ism and political science from Western Illinois University. What do you remember the most about your service in Vietnam? Glover: Probably the senselessness of it. There was not a good reason for us to be there, and that was painfully apparent to everybody. We didn’t have a goal in mind, and it was frustrating. It was a bad experience while I was there, and a bad experience when I came home. But it gave me the motivation to make something of myself. What do you want future generations to know about the war? Glover: That we did the best we could in a bad situation, and the people who did it can’t be blamed for the mistakes of what happened. Q calendar Submit event information to | [email protected] Friday, Oct. 19 Q Sunday, Oct. 21 Paint, Pound & Praise, Windsor Q Community & Events Center, 6900 Q School Street, 6-7:30 p.m. Men’s Bible Study, Windsor Heights Lutheran Church, 11:45 a.m.Night Eyes, halloween tradition, Heights Lutheran Church, 9-11 a.m. Blank Park Zoo, 7401 SW 9th Street, Q $5, 1-8 p.m. Night Eyes, halloween tradition, Center, 11:30 a.m.- 1p.m. 12:45 p.m. Q Holiday Cookie and Candy Cooking Class, each baked item Blank Park Zoo, 7401 SW 9th Street, will be demonstrated and attendees $5, 5:30- 8 p.m. will go home with 6 dozen assorted Q RHS V Football at DSM East, 7 p.m. Q VHS V Football vs. Sioux City cookies, candies, and chocolates, including recipes, pre-register at East, 7 p.m. CookwithGlenda.com, $85/student, Windsor Heights Community & Events Center, 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25 Monday, Oct. 22 Saturday, Oct. 20 Q Windsor Heights Neighborhood Watch Semiannual Meeting, all VHS Girls Swimming Regionals Q VHS Volleyball Regionals Q Night Eyes, halloween tradition, Blank Park Zoo, 7401 SW 9th Street, Q RHS Volleyball Regionals Q VHS Volleyball Regionals Q Aerobics, Windsor Heights $5, 5:30- 8 p.m. Q The History Series at Salisbury House, Fr. 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Heights Lutheran Church, 9-11 a.m. Q 35th Annual Beaverdale Holiday Boutique and Market Cafe, $3 (includes a chance drawing for door prizes), Holy Trinity Catholic School, Sunday, Nov. 11 Q Veteran’s Day Wednesday, Nov. 14 Q VHS JV/V Boys Swimming, 5 p.m. Q Jolly Holiday Lights, winter won- Submit calendar items for your school, church, business, organization or family to [email protected] ant your photos! w e W Celebrating a big birthday, anniversary or other milestone? Send us your milestone announcements with a picture and we’ll publish them for FREE! Iowa Living magazines Send your announcements to [email protected] www.iowalivingmagazines.com/windsorheights OCTOBER | 2012 Windsor Heights Living 11 out & about health Q&A Submit photos to [email protected] Q: What options do I have for replacing missing teeth? A: There is nothing more devastating to a smile than lost or missing teeth. There are multiple ways today to replace missing teeth both functionally (biting, chewing, speaking and laughing) as well as cosmetically. Dental implants are perhaps today’s ultimate tooth replacement systems providing “stand alone” teeth, unconnected to other teeth. While a dental implant replaces the root of a tooth, the crown atop the implant (the tooth you see in your mouth) is an exact replica of a natural tooth. Therefore implants provide for cosmetic tooth replacements, emerging through the gum tissues just like natural teeth, and can be made to match the neighboring teeth exactly. You’d never know they’re not your own, then again — they are. We are always a bit perplexed when we see the dowdy “before” pictures right next to the great “after” ones. You know, the ones with the new hairdo, the cleanly-shaven guy and the girl with the fresh lipstick smile, but let’s face it — thye do make a difference. These changes truly are cosmetic, and as we have illustrated, dentistry can do its part. But the biggest part is not just how your smile looks, it’s how you feel when you show it. Even if you smile when you’re on the telephone, you will touch the person on the other end of the line. Q Sedell Bishop and Darrel Bishop at Windsor Height’s Okotoberfest on Oct. 6. Information from Dear Doctor magazine, provided by Dr. Dennis Winter, Iowa Dental Arts, P.C., 2901 Beaver Ave., 277-6657. Abby Goodman rides a pony at Windsor Height’s Okotoberfest on Oct. 6. Excellence in Dentistry (JJLW[PUN 5L^7H[PLU[Z Sirwayne Jr. Looney and Kathy Johnson at Windsor Height’s Okotoberfest on Oct. 6. IOWA DENTAL ARTS, P.C. Cosmetic and Contemporary Dentistry +Y+LUUPZ>PU[LY(ZZVJPH[LZ FREE BLEACHING with scheduled exam and cleaning. 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They to keep the assets he or she can also allow a spouse to protect brought into the marriage. The his or her children’s interests in joint property acquired after the marriage generally is split equally their inheritance more effectively. Marriage confers certain rights upon divorce, just as if there were on the parties, including the right no premarital agreement. Iowa law requires that each to claim one-third of the spouse’s estate at death (regardless of the party be separately represented by terms of the deceased spouse’s an attorney at the time a premariWill) and certain rights in the tal agreement is drafted and signed. other’s real estate. As a result, As a result, the agreement is genthe party owning the real estate erally unassailable after marriage. cannot sell or mortgage it without Iowa courts have looked unfavorboth spouses’ signatures on the ably on a spouse who claims that deed or loan documents. Finally, he or she was “coerced” into signeach spouse has a right to a share ing a premarital agreement. The of the marital property if the par- contract will be binding. Previously thought of as a legal ties divorce. The purpose of a premarital vehicle for only the wealthy, preagreement is to modify or waive marital agreements have become these marital rights before they a popular and effective vehicle accrue. Essentially, each party for people looking to protect agrees that he or she will have their assets. These agreements no claim against the property of are becoming more commonplace the other spouse brings into the as people attempt to protect the marriage. This means that nei- potential inheritance of their chilther spouse can claim a share of dren. Such an agreement, when the other’s property at death. It properly prepared, can accomalso means that in the event of plish this and allow the wishes of a divorce, each spouse will get your will to be followed. Q ATTORNEYS SINCE 1987 P Information provided by Ross Barnett, attorney for Abendroth and Russell Law Firm, 2560 73rd St., Urbandale, 278-0623, www.ARPCLaw.com. Top Row: Joe Wallace, Thomas Sherzan Bottom Row: Mark Abendroth, Dave Russell, Ross Barnett, Chris Low Wills and Trusts Estate Planning Probate Powers of Attorney Real Estate Transactions Small Business Representation Abendroth and Russell Law Firm 2560 - 73rd Street Des Moines 515.278.0623 www.ARPCLaw.com www.iowalivingmagazines.com/windsorheights OCTOBER | 2012 Windsor Heights Living 13 OCTOBER 2012 City of Windsor Heights 1BTTJUPOti8BWFwUPB'SJFOE 1133 66th Street Windsor Heights, IA 50324 (515) 279-3662 www.windsorheights.org THANKSGIVING DAY PREP COOKING CLASSES WITH CHEF GLENDA REILING SWING DES MOINES OFFERS DANCE CLASSES IN THE COMMUNITY AND EVENTS CENTER 5HJLVWHUQRZIRUWKHVHDVRQDOFRRNLQJFODVVEHLQJRIIHUHGDWWKH:LQGVRU Heights Community & Events Center. November 20th 6 to 9 p.m. 3UHSD7XUNH\IRU7KDQNVJLYLQJ %UHDG'UHVVLQJ 0DVKHG3RWDWRHV *UHHQ%HDQ&DVVHUROH )UHVK&UDQEHUU\5HOLVK *UDY\ 3XPSNLQ3LH Prepare a full Meal to serve 10 to 15 guests, take home and serve for Thanksgiving. Please bring an apron, knife, 3 stainless steel bowls, 1 qt capacity, a cooler to transport food, disposable containers, and casserole dishes for reheating, 1 gallon zip lock bags. Class cost is $120.00 per student ($5 off for Windsor Heights residents) 5HFLSH%RRNOHWLQFOXGHG3OHDVHSUHUHJLVWHUDW&RRNZLWK*OHQGDFRP Four-week classes are $30 per person. Members of Swing Des Moines pay KDOISULFH1RSDUWQHUQHFHVVDU\1RH[SHULHQFHQHFHVVDU\IRUDQ\OHYHO,FODVV Schedule and prices subject to change. To register, please email or call Swing Des Moines, register online at www. swingdesmoines.com, or mail this form with payment to Swing Des Moines, 4200 Kingman Blvd, Des Moines IA 50311. THE CORE: A Swing Sampler The original swing dance survey class gives you a taste of the major swing dances. This class covers the basic moves of dances such as Jitterbug, Lindy, Charleston, Balboa and more. Nothing too crazy, just the basics. It’s ideal for ERWKEHJLQQHUVDVZHOODVPRUHH[SHULHQFHGGDQFHUV Tuesdays, Nov 13-27 (3 nights) 7:00 – 9:00pm $40 non-members / $20 members ENERGY ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is available to assist qualifying low income Iowa homeowners and renters by paying a portion of their primary heating costs. This program is funded by the Department of Health and Human 6HUYLFHV WKURXJK WKH ,RZD 'HSDUWPHQW RI +XPDQ 5LJKWV'&$$:HVW 'HV 0RLQHV:'0+XPDQ6HUYLFHVVHUYHVDVDGHOHJDWHDJHQF\RI5HG5RFN Area Community Action Program Inc. for the purpose of taking LIHEAP applications. /,+($3DSSOLFDWLRQVZLOOEHWDNHQLQWKH:'0+XPDQ6HUYLFHVRI¿FH 5th Street, in Valley Junction, WDM) for households having senior or disabled members beginning October 1, 2012. All other households are welcome to apply beginning November 1, 2012, and continuing through April 30, 2013. Application Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8:00 am-3:00 pm. You may call 222-3660 to schedule an appointment during the above hours, or, for those who cannot make it during our regular hours due to work or a documented medical reason, appointments may be scheduled to accommodate your schedule. To apply, please bring the following documents with you: 3URRIRI,QFRPHIRUDOOKRXVHKROGPHPEHUVDJHDQGRYHU Most recent 3 months’ check stubs, award letter from Social Security or 2011 tax return ,I\RXUHFHLYHDOLPRQ\RUFKLOGVXSSRUWLWZLOODOVRQHHGWREHYHUL¿HG ),3UHFLSLHQWVSOHDVHEULQJ\RXUFXUUHQW'+6QRWLFHRIGHFLVLRQRUFRQWDFW \RXUORFDORI¿FHIRUDFFHSWDEOHGRFXPHQWLQIRUPDWLRQ 6RFLDO6HFXULW\QXPEHUVIRUDOOKRXVHKROGPHPEHUV (Documentation required) 5HFHQWKHDWELOO 5HFHQWHOHFWULFELOO 5HFHQWWHOHSKRQHELOO +&33:46--*7"/.":03t%*"/"8*--*54$06/$*-.&.#&3t%"7&+&/*40/$06/$*-.&.#&3 14 Windsor Heights Living OCTOBER | 2012 www.iowalivingmagazines.com/windsorheights $) Beggar’s Night Children will make the rounds to go trick or treating this year on Tuesday, October 30, from 6:00- 8:00 p.m. Turn your porch light on if you want to host little visitors and if you are out driving please take special care during this time. Below are safety tips for both kids and homeowners. The LIHEAP assistance is based on household income, household size, type of fuel, and other factors. Eligibility for participation is established according to the federal income guidelines. This program is not designed to pay a household’s total energy costs. The program will provide supplemental assistance based on several factors. Those factors include total household income, household size, dwelling type and type of heating fuel, among others. IOWA SISTER STATES PRESENTS: Buon Appetito Cooking Demonstration & Wine Tasting on Wednesday, October 31, 11 am – 1 pm at Windsor Heights Community & Events Center. Lead by an Italian chief/wine master. Cost: $25/admission; $20/Windsor Heights resident. Pricing and other information, contact: Kim Heidemann, 515.725.3164, [email protected] iowa.gov. NEW CITY ADMINISTRATOR NEEDED Windsor Heights is seeking a new City Administrator. Position reports to the 0D\RUDQG¿YH&LW\&RXQFLOPHPEHUV5HVSRQVLEOHIRUDPLOOLRQEXGJHW DQG )7 DQG 37 HPSOR\HHV %$ LQ SXEOLF DGPLQLVWUDWLRQ RU UHODWHG ¿HOG DQGDPLQLPXPRI¿YH\HDUVRIH[SHULHQFHDVDQDGPLQLVWUDWRUDVVLVWDQWRUD PHPEHURIDQH[HFXWLYHWHDP0$SUHIHUUHG.QRZOHGJHRIFLW\JRYHUQPHQW HIIHFWLYH PDQDJHPHQW SUDFWLFHV SXEOLF ¿QDQFH HFRQRPLF GHYHORSPHQW and personnel management preferred. Desired skills include community engagement, collaboration, staff empowerment, effective communication and VWUDWHJLFSODQQLQJ3RVLWLRQSUR¿OHDYDLODEOHRQWKH&LW\¶VZHEVLWHRUZZZ springsted.com. Send resume, cover letter, salary history and work-related references to David Unmacht, Springsted Incorporated, 380 Jackson Street, Suite 300, St. Paul, MN 55101 or to [email protected] Position RSHQXQWLO¿OOHGUHYLHZRIUHVXPHVEHJLQV1RYHPEHU YARD WASTE SEASON GEARS UP AGAIN STOCK UP ON BAGS, STICKERS OR PULL OUT YOUR CART 7KH ZHDWKHU LV EHFRPLQJ FKLOO\ ZKLFK PHDQV \DUGV ZLOO VRRQ ¿OO ZLWK OHDYHVDQGJDUGHQVZLOOEH¿OOHGZLWKGHDGSODQWVDQGÀRZHUV0DNHVXUH\RX are ready for yard waste and garden waste collection. Compost It season ends November 30th. Bag & Sticker Service can be used one of three easy ways: &RPSRVW,WEDJV1RVWLFNHUUHTXLUHGIRUDEXQGOHRI¿YH ($1.55 per bag) 2. Generic or store-brand bags: Compost It! sticker required for each bag ($1.15 per sticker) 3. Brush bundles: Compost It! sticker attached to each bundle $1.15 per sticker Bags and stickers are sold at local hardware, grocery and convenient stores. Cart Service A 96-gallon cart on wheels makes it even more convenient for residents to gather yard and garden waste and transport it to the curb. First-time participants must enroll at city hall to purchase a cart, and pay IRU WKH DQQXDO VWLFNHU IHH 5HQHZDO RI FDUW VHUYLFH FDQ EH GRQH RQ DW www.WhereItShouldGo.com or at city hall. Collection & Placement Yard and garden waste is collected weekly at the curb on your regular garbage collection day. Yard waste bags or carts must be placed at least three feet apart from other trash and recycling carts. For more information, visit www.WhereItShouldGo.com or call 515.244.0021. SAVE THE DATE FOR WINDSOR WONDERLAND Saturday, December 1 at Windsor Heights Community & Events Center Windsor Wonderland returns this year so do not forget to please hold Saturday, December 1. As is the tradition, there will be music, pictures with Santa, decorating, hands on workshops, and more, all to take place at the Windsor Heights Community & Events Center in Colby Park. "3-&/A$06/$*-.&.#&3t#&55:(-07&3$06/$*-.&.#&3t%"7?(&44$06/$*-.&.#&3 www.iowalivingmagazines.com/windsorheights OCTOBER | 2012 Windsor Heights Living 15 Submit faith story ideas to | [email protected] what’s in your garage? Photo by Marci Clark faith An orientation for new members will be held at Windsor Heights Lutheran Church on Sunday, Oct. 21. Welcome Don Geier created this mural of a coal mine from an old photo. Mural of history Churches hold orientation for new members Don Geier still loves to draw on walls By Dave Mable By Marci Clark new member orientation will be held at Windsor Heights Lutheran Church, 1240 66th St., on Sunday, Oct. 21 at 9:30 a.m. This is open to anyone who is interested in learning about becoming a member of Windsor Heights Lutheran Church and the ELCA. A brief history of the church and information about the local, community and global ministries that take place at Windsor Heights will be presented. An overview of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) will also help newcomers understand the ministries of the church. A welcoming reception will be held on Nov. 11 to welcome all new members. Please call to RSVP for the orientation at 515-277-6277. Also at Windsor Heights Lutheran Church, the annual Service of Remembrance will be held on All Saints Sunday, Nov. 4, at 3 p.m. This service is for anyone, especially those who have lost a loved one since All Saints Sunday 2011. This could include the loss of a parent, sibling, grandparent or other relative or close friend. The worship service offers A familiar hymns, comforting readings, scripture and the opportunity to light a special candle in memory of your loved one. Please call the church office if you plan to attend; 515-277-6277. Spread the Word Have an upcoming event or church news you would like to announce? Send information to [email protected] On Sunday, Oct. 21 at noon Windsor Presbyterian Church, 6301 University, will host a New Members Orientation. Windsor Presbyterian Church seeks to be a warm supporting family for worshiping God, learning and practicing Christ’s teachings, and sharing Christ’s good news with others. Their mission is accomplished through Christcentered education and fellowship programs, a welcoming atmosphere for all and acting with love and compassion toward those in need. For information on the New Member Orientation, please contact the church by calling 515-2778379 or by visiting their website at www.windsorpc.org. Q on Geier says he got in trouble a lot as a kid for drawing on the walls. Though he only ever utilized his artistic ability as a hobby, restoring an old carousel horse and antique signs, he eventually gave in to his childhood dream and began painting murals on the walls of his home. “Something was always in my head that I wanted to paint on walls,” he says. He started in the laundry room, “Something simple” he says, but the scene of a woman hanging laundry next to his washing machine is anything but simple. “I do it just like a child does a coloring book,” Geier says. “I draw it out, the whole thing, and then I paint. But then I come back and put in shading.” Every room in his house has murals; every room has a theme. The theme in the garage is cars. The first painting he did in his garage is a picnic scene. He says half of the mural was inspired by a Coca-Cola ad while the other was inspired by a jigsaw puzzle. He put the images together to create one big scene. D Once the drawing was done, he had to paint it, which he says was intimidating. He’d never done a painting that large and didn’t know where to start. “This was the first day we were bombing Iraq, so I said, ‘You know what, I think I’ll start right here with this flag,’ ” he says. Across the garage is a replica of a photo of the coalmine that was just a few blocks from Geier’s house. The mine in the photo was run down, so Geier used a little imagination to bring it back to life, adding a line of people waiting to apply for jobs and kids rolling a ball of coal. He has even incorporated codes into almost all of his paintings. “It’s like ‘The DaVinci Code,’ ” he laughs. The coal mine has his old phone number when he was a child, Fairfax-4786. The car in the picnic mural has his house number and the year and state where he was born on the license plate. “I’m not a real artist,” Geier says. “I suppose if some art instructor came they’d say that’s all wrong, but I don’t know that, so I just go ahead and do it.” Q Contact Darren Tromblay at 953-4822 ext. 304 or [email protected] to recommend someone for an upcoming issue of What’s In Your Garage? 16 Windsor Heights Living OCTOBER | 2012 www.iowalivingmagazines.com/windsorheights CENTRAL* Mercy Central Pediatric Clinic -BVSFM4USFFUt%FT.PJOFT (515) 643-8611 EAST *Extended hours available by appointment JOHNSTON Mercy East Pediatric Clinic &6OJWFSTJUZ"WFOVFt1MFBTBOU)JMM (515) 643-2600 NORTH Mercy Johnston Pediatric Clinic /8UI4USFFUt+PIOTUPO (515) 643-6090 WEST Mercy North Pediatric Clinic &'JSTU4USFFUt"OLFOZ (515) 643-9000 Mercy West Pediatric Clinic /8UI4USFFUt$MJWF (515) 222-7337 www.iowalivingmagazines.com/windsorheights OCTOBER | 2012 Windsor Heights Living 17 health Q&A education Q: Did George Washington really have wooden false teeth? Meet Jennifer Schauls Information provided by Des Moines Dental Group, 708 First Ave S., 967-6611. Des Moines Dental Group is a full service dental facility offering the ﬁnest in preventative and restoration services for the entire family! Dr. Robert Cram, D.D.S. We offer... Q Preventative Dentistry Q Root Canals Q Dentures – partial and complete Q Crowns and Bridges Q Treatment of Gum Disease Q Cosmetic Dentistry Dr. Andris Kirsis, D.D.S. Steering second graders Photos by Rainey Cook A: Our first president was plagued with dental difficulties, losing most of his teeth to periodontal (gum) disease while still in his 20s. Contrary to popular belief, though, Washington never had wooden dentures. They were made from gold, elephant ivory, hippopotamus tusk and human teeth. A set is on display at Mount Vernon, his Virginia home. Modern dentures are commonly made with acrylic and porcelain. One of Washington’s dentists was a fellow named John Greenwood. In 1790, Greenwood adapted his mother’s foot-operated spinning wheel to create the first-known dental drilling machine. Washington lost his teeth long before 1913, the year the phrase “dental hygiene” was coined in Bridgeport, Conn., where Dr. Alfred Civilion Fones started a school of hygiene. The school remains in operation today as part of the University of Bridgeport. The earliest known reference of a dentist, by the way, dates to 2600 B.C. An inscription on the tomb of an Egyptian scribe named Hesy-Re calls him “the greatest of those who deal with teeth.” The practice of dentistry has come a long way. Q Submit ideas to | [email protected] By Rainey Cook nce a substitute, now a full-time instructor, Jennifer Schauls is honored to be teaching second grade at St. Theresa Catholic School. Schauls has taught preschool and substituted for years prior to her full-time position. Now she teaches a full classroom all subjects except social studies. The other second grade teacher handles that subject for all second graders. Schauls trades for science. “I was really impressed by the way the staff treated me as a substitute teacher,” says Schauls. “They also focused on the students to make sure they would have a good day as well.” Just at her new position a mere six weeks, her classroom looks as though she’s been there much longer. The words “faith,” “family” and “love” are inscribed on the wall. The list of ideas for second graders to write about is long: animals, my siblings, my life or losing teeth. “My favorite part of this age is their creativity and independence,” she says. “I can give them a task, and they give me even more than I expect in return. It’s always a good surprise with this age.” An event coming up for Schauls and her class is Family Math Night. New this year is a different way of teaching math O Jennifer Schauls teaches second grade at St. Theresa Catholic School. called Every Day Mathematics. The students and their families will be able to play these new math games and other activities that will be set up in the classroom. Also coming up are conferences, a book fair and an all-school fundraiser. Schauls, a Scranton native, received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa. Currently she is working towards her reading endorsement and an instructional strategist endorsement for mild and moderate learning disabilities at Grand View. “These endorsements are already helping me teach in my current classroom,” she says. When not teaching, Schauls spends time with her two daughters and husband. When time does allow, she gets to scrapbook. Q What do you like best about your teacher? 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Check it out now! www.iowalivingmagazines.com www.iowalivingmagazines.com/windsorheights OCTOBER | 2012 Windsor Heights Living 19 news brief Submit briefs to | [email protected] Music in the Park wraps up succesful year Perfect weather greeted both the opening and closing Music in the Park concerts, with a variety of hot weather for concerts in between. More than 800 people enjoyed the June 12 opening concert and heard a reprise of the Ralph Zarnow Orchestra, directed by Dan Hartzer. The next highest attendance came on July 31 when 600 people welcomed the brass band from Altenmedingen, Germany. Two hundred people enjoyed the German supper preceding the concert and had an opportunity to converse with the German guests. The sold-out supper was catered by Taste to Go Catering and Events whose owners provided the food at their cost. Attendance at the other concerts ranged from 60 at the special July 1 Sunday afternoon concert held in the Community and Events Center, to 400, depending on how high the temperature was. Walnut Creek Community Church opened it facilities on the hot July 24 evening for the concert by Hold On. The Windsor Heights Foundation Board of Directors is grateful to the individuals and other entities whose financial support made these concerts possible. Music in the Park concerts were underwritten by donors to the Windsor Heights Foundation annual fund, donations by concert attendees and grants from the Iowa Foundation for Education, Environment and the Arts, Polk County Community Betterment, Prairie Meadows Community Betterment, and BRAVO Greater Des Moines. The Polk County grant also included funds to provide complimentary tickets to the German supper for the guests from Germany. The Aug. 7 concert by the Greater Des Moines Community Band was underwritten by the Windsor Heights Lions Club. The Lions Club again furnished free snow cones; Bankers Trust, free beverages; and the Windsor Heights Foundation, free popcorn. In-kind support came from the City of Windsor Heights, with logistical help from the City Public Works department. Door prizes were provided by Klassic Kids Child Development, Windsor Heights Dairy Queen, Grounds for Celebration, Matt Cale State Farm Insurance Agency, Premium Solutions, Nail Trust and Mustard’s Restaurant. Concert attendees responded generously to an appeal by Eagle Scout candidate Mark Fowler for funds to construct a flower garden in front of the new VA Hospital building as his project for that award. Fowler, a Windsor Heights resident, is a regular Music in the Park volunteer. The 2013 Music in the Park concert series will begin June 11 and will include another great line-up of performing groups. Q What’s In Your Garage? To suggest a garage, call Darren Tromblay at 953-4822, ext 304 or email [email protected] 20 Windsor Heights Living OCTOBER | 2012 recipe Submit ideas to [email protected] Pumpkin cake Baking takes center stage during fall season By Beth McDonald here is a hint of fall in the air, which has me planning for the holiday season. I know it is early to be thinking of the holidays, but if I don’t start planning now, I won’t get everything done. All of the magazines are showing Thanksgiving turkeys and holiday cookies. This is truly my favorite time of year because baking takes center stage. Just thinking about all the pies, cakes and cookies I can get started on puts me in a good mood. I really enjoy reviewing the recipes I made last year for the holidays, deciding what will be on the list again this year and looking for new recipes to fill the void for those that didn’t make the cut. Some things I am considering this year include caramel brownies, pumpkin pie with a streusel top and a cranberry cake. Last year I made a pumpkin cake, so I dusted off the recipe, made a couple of tweaks to it and made cupcakes instead. To change this recipe, I reviewed several different pumpkin pie recipes for the right combination of allspice and cloves and debated about adding nutmeg and cinnamon. I ended up using allspice and cloves in the cake and made a cinnamon butter cream frosting. Enjoy! Q T Pumpkin cake Cake recipe 2 ¾ flour ¼ cup brown sugar 1 tablespoon of baking powder ½ teaspoon of salt 1 ½ teaspoons cloves ¼ teaspoon allspice 1 15-oz. can of pumpkin 5 tablespoons of milk 1 tablespoon of Amaretto 1 tablespoon of honey 1 tablespoon of vanilla 1 ½ cups of butter 2 ½ cups of sugar 2 eggs and 4 egg yolks Directions In a bowl combine the dry ingredients. Cream the butter and sugar with your mixer, then add eggs one at a time until well blended. Start alternating the dry and remaining wet ingredients until all combined. Bake at 350. For nine-inch cake pans you will bake it for 50 - 55 minutes. The cupcakes baked for about 25 - 30 minutes. Cinnamon butter cream frosting 1 to 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1 stick of room temperature butter ½ cup of Crisco 4 cups of powdered sugar Vanilla to taste 1 - 2 tablespoons of milk Beat the butter and Crisco once combined add the powdered sugar in 2 parts, then the vanilla and milk. Beth McDonald is a wife and mother and works full time in Des Moines. www.iowalivingmagazines.com/windsorheights Submit ideas to [email protected] Photos by Rainey Cook where we live Karen and Karl Tandy have landscaped their home with many flowering and seasonal plants. Tropic escape Tandys have created lush oasis in their yard By Rainey Cook aren and Karl Tandy’s home on Allison Avenue is full of tasteful surprises. As you approach the front door, the light scent of sweet autumn clematis fills the air. The entire front yard is layered with greens, blooming seasonal flowers and leaves falling from the big ash tree. It’s a beautiful time of year for this beautiful front yard. But wait, there’s more. Inside this mid-1960s split-foyer home is a clean, crisp look and feel. A near-perfect decorating style with books positioned beside chairs, dining room seat covers placed to a tee and living room seating easy for conversation creates an inviting atmosphere. The two-sided white brick fireplace is evidence of 1960s architecture. The updated light, creamy painted walls and modern, medium-green chairs are perfect energy for this couple on the move. “It’s very comfortable,” says Karen. “We’ve repainted, redecorated and added all the landscaping, flowers and plants outside over the last several years.” Once through the sliding doors, you find yourself in the gazebo on the deck. It’s the tropical feel with sheer curtains pulled to each side and large-leaf plants that look as though their leaves K are big enough to fan you should you get sweat on your brow. This seems a peaceful place to go over the day’s happenings and anticipate tomorrow’s. Below this deck your gaze takes you to a wonderful tropic escape… or a pool party for a bunch of chatty girlfriends who really do gather here every Thursday and have for many years. This therapeutic backyard has smartly-built layers of used concrete from an old driveway. Its terrace design allows this space to soar to its maximum potential. The entire backyard is encased in chain link fence which is covered with sweet autumn clematis, so the backyard smells good, too. Within this area are the numerous ideas, inspirations and flowering beauties that only a master gardener could imagine. Your eyes gaze and stop at a fascinating large green pot filled with baby tut grass, and then you gaze to the beautiful blue water in the pool, then off to the many perennials. The color and depth that Karen has mastered in this space is amazing. A busy couple lives here. They entertain 16 grandchildren and have 35 people over for potlucks. This couple loves their home and they love living in Windsor Heights. Q www.iowalivingmagazines.com/windsorheights OCTOBER | 2012 Windsor Heights Living 21 insurance advice Providing Insurance and Financial Services -ATT#ALE Agent By Matt Cale The conversation all couples should have Talking about life insurance can be tough By Matt Cale, State Farm agent f asked, most couples would say it's important to protect the financial future of their families in the event of a spouse’s unexpected death. Yet 74 percent of couples rarely or never discuss the topic of life insurance as part of their financial planning strategy, according to a 2010 State Farm® Life Insurance Study. A 2011 study from finance research firm LIMRA revealed that 41 percent of U.S. adults don't even have life insurance. That doesn’t mean it's not on their minds. Sixty-two percent of respondents said uncertainty in the economy makes having life insurance even more important than it had previously been. Bringing up the subject can be difficult. It may be that discussing the unexpected death of a spouse is awkward. Or that one spouse already feels the pressure of being the primary wage earner. Or that a spouse who has recently lost a job will react negatively to the topic. But whatever the obstacles, talking about life insurance is critical to both partners — even if one earns substantially more than the other, or one doesn't earn an income. To start the discussion, try these tips: s4ALKBEFOREYOUREINAFINAN cial crisis. Pick a time when you're not stressed, and treat the topic as you would any other aspect of your financial planning. s -AKE A PLAN THAT INCORPO rates life insurance as a primary component of your overall finan- I Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there.® 5NIVERSITY!VEs7INDSOR(EIGHTS sWWWMATTCALECOM PREPARE FOR THE FUTURE WITH EDWARD JONES TRUST COMPANY. Determining who will handle your financial affairs when you are no longer able to do so is an important decision. One option is to name Edward Jones Trust Company as trustee to carry out your wishes. As a professional trustee, Edward Jones Trust Company has an experienced team of attorneys, accountants, trust administrators and financial professionals. It’s never too early to start preparing for the future and security of loved ones. Call today for more information on how Edward Jones Trust Company can work with you and your tax and legal advisors to develop a strategy best suited to meet the needs of you and your family. Edward Jones, its employees and ﬁnancial advisors are not estate planners and cannot provide tax or legal advice. Please consult your attorney or qualiﬁed tax advisor for guidance in these areas. Trust and/or investment-advisory services are provided by Edward Jones Trust Company, an afﬁliate of Edward D. Jones & Co., L.P. (Edward Jones), a registered broker-dealer. Edward Jones Trust Company and Edward Jones are subsidiaries of the Jones Financial Companies, L.L.L.P. Edward Jones Trust Company may use Edward Jones or other afﬁliates to act as a broker-dealer for transactions or other services. Payments of such services generally will be charged as an expense to the trust and will not reduce the amount of fees payable to Edward Jones Trust Company. Information provided by Matt Cale, State Farm Insurance, 6733 University Ave., Windsor Heights, 280-9000. www.edwardjones.com/trustcompany 22 Windsor Heights Living cial strategy. Having a plan in place can be reassuring if your circumstances change. s 3ET A MONTHLY BUDGET AND learn what options you can afford. Schedule follow-up evaluations and adjust your coverage as your needs, family situation and income change. s#ONSULTANINSURANCEEXPERT who can provide an outside perspective and make the discussion less stressful. s &OCUS YOUR DISCUSSION ON the love you have for your family and your desire to protect it from financial burdens, rather than on the possible death of a spouse. Contact your State Farm agent to learn more about the life insurance options that protect your family’s future. State Farm Life Insurance Company (Not licensed in Massachusettes, New York or Wisconsin) State Farm Life and Accident Assurance Company (Licensed in New York and Wisconsin) Bloomington, Ill. Q OCTOBER | 2012 www.iowalivingmagazines.com/windsorheights out & about Submit your photos and captions to [email protected] Kricket Mahoney, Joe Mahoney and Quinn Mahoney at Windsor Height’s Okotoberfest on Oct. 6. Aylia Noble and Nate Noble at Windsor Height’s Okotoberfest on Oct. 6. Josiah Stearns and Gregg Stearns at Windsor Height’s Okotoberfest on Oct. 6. Julia Young and Katherine Young at Windsor Height’s Okotoberfest on Oct. 6. Christine Pingrey and Alexis Robins at Windsor Height’s Okoboberfest on Oct. 6. Madeline Chaney and Ben Chaney at Windsor Height’s Okotoberfest on Oct. 6. Lily Cornell, Jill Cornell and Nora Cornell at Windsor Height’s Okotoberfest on Oct. 6. Xionna Celehan and Katie Sandvig at Windsor Height’s Okotoberfest on Oct. 6. www.iowalivingmagazines.com/windsorheights OCTOBER | 2012 Windsor Heights Living 23 chamber news Windsor Heights Living magazine reminds you to Eat Local Support Area Restaurants Call 279-3662 Record-breaking golf event Attendance, participation were over the top www.iowalivingmagazines.com By Betty Ridout, president, Windsor Heights Chamber ave you heard? The Windsor Heights Annual Golf outing on Sept. 12 was a record-breaking success. There were almost 100 golfers in attendance, and we had a significant boost in sponsorships along with an afternoon of networking and fun at Waveland Golf Course. It makes me think of the concept of the “10,000 hours rule” from Malcolm Gladwell’s book “Outliers,” where he notes that it takes 10,000 accumulated hours of doing something to become truly proficient at it. If we embrace that idea, then the Windsor Heights Chamber and our generous sponsors and donors have not only been successful, but we are well on the way for successful collaboration for years to come. This was well demonstrated at our Windsor Heights Annual Golf outing, where area merchants and professionals stepped up to the tee to enjoy a friendly afternoon of golfing fun, camaraderie and support for the Windsor Heights Chamber. With record attendance and fundraising participation, we broke all prior records with the generous donations from our “ProSponsors:” Action Reprographics, Windsor Heights Hy-Vee, Walmart, 3E, Bankers Trust and GE Lighting. There was also participation from our “Semi-Pro Sponsors:” Alliance Technologies, Dairy Queen - Bart Warford, Edward Jones - Matt Kneifl, Holmes Murphy, The Ridgemont, TR’s Sports Bar and the City of Windsor Heights. Amateur: State Farm – Matt Cale, Premium Solutions, Grinnell Mutual, Sam’s Club, Iowa Living magazine. Other merchants also stepped up to donate their time and many prizes for our raffle. H 24 Windsor Heights Living OCTOBER | 2012 www.iowalivingmagazines.com/windsorheights Looking at the list of sponsors and contributions it is easy to recognize that our success is made up of a community of businesses and individuals who have matched that “10,000-hour mark” with a serious commitment to serve their business community. That’s why I invite you to be a part of our winning team by joining the Windsor Heights Chamber. Here are some noteworthy upcoming events that may spark your interest. Windsor Heights and Clive local Chambers Joint Luncheon Tuesday Oct. 23, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. “Hiring Our Heroes. 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