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"Helping the World Discover Adel" - Vol. 101 March 2017
My Grandmother ran the local Hobby Shop where I grew up. Her house always had twenty or so projects in varying states of completion. There was never an item that she couldn't turn into a masterpiece. Today we call that upcycling, Gram called it Art.

I think Gram would have found Laurie Bever of Decor Adel a kindred spirit. We had the pleasure of interviewing Lauri this month and if you haven't stopped by Decor Adel yet, I highly recommend a visit to her shop the next time you're in town.

So grab a cup of coffee, there's a lot to cover this month and we look forward to seeing you in Adel.

Chris
Decor Adel - Adel Iowa

Decor Adel - Adel Iowa
Laurie Bever of Decor Adel
Laurie Bever - Decor Adel

This month we spoke with owner Laurie Bever of the new gift shop and home store, Decor Adel located south of the downtown square along Hwy 169.

Opened in November, the home furnishing store offers farmhouse chic decor and gifts. Customers say they are surprised by the variety of new, handmade, and gently used vintage items such as wreaths, sculptures, jewelry, crystal, dried and fresh flowers, greenery, hand painted Adel signs, holiday decor and more.

Laurie is a homegrown Iowan while her husband grew up in Adel. The couple recently moved to Adel to be near friends and family.

"We lived in West Des Moines and it got to the point that we wanted to try something different, something less busy, so we came back to a small town. We really enjoy it, we found a great house, and everything we need is nearby."

Decor Adel - Adel Iowa

Laurie graduated from Iowa State with a double major in Journalism and Home Furnishings. For 30+ years Laurie was in marketing, advertising, and PR promoting brands and products. The transition to her own business developed from these experiences.

"In my last position I was in charge of national advertising for the National Pork Board. I worked a lot with HGTV creating special ad promotions and I became a big fan. Home interiors have always been a passion for me. I've always made pillows and curtains, you know, things for my home and other people. I've always had this interest and the opportunity became available to make a change. We moved here and it all came together."


Decor Adel - Adel Iowa

"I had been thinking about my own store for a few years while I developed a business plan. I recognized the need that Adel doesn't have many retail stores. I hope I can fill a little niche for what people are looking for and help bring people back to shopping locally for gifts and fun items for themselves."

Decor Adel - Adel Iowa
"My inspiration comes from the 'Fixer Upper' show on HGTV and Magnolia Farms' slightly rustic feel.

The items I had made for the store are things you would see on those shows such as ladder shelves, wall frames where you can hang wreaths, and benches all made by an Adel resident.

I have a nice collection of hand painted Adel signs. I like to help people visualize how they can use those things they see and like from renovation homes."


In addition to the items on display, Laurie helps search and find home accessories for customers. She does not charge an additional fee for this service, as she is thrilled to help customers find the perfect item they couldn't find elsewhere. She also provides home staging services.

"I like to have relationships with my customers. If there is something they were hoping to find but didn't I help them find it. I've helped people find different pictures, specific types and sizes of clocks, and special items for graduation such as custom pallets to display photo collages. I have the time to do that and I want people to know Decor Adel provides a custom fit for them."

Laurie enjoys following trends such as the arrow motif that is popular now. She plans to continue watching trends and providing items you can find elsewhere. The collection reflects the changing seasons and upcoming holidays. The best way to see new items is to stop in or visit the Facebook page.

"I want people to know the store is affordable and reasonably priced. I want items that are within reach for people. People are very complementary about the pricing and the items they found. Its a nice surprise for them."

Decor Adel - Adel Iowa
"The people that visit the store range from 20s to retirees. It's a wide range of people and everyone is looking for something a little different. I think there is something for everybody at Decor Adel. The store is a destination- a small shop in a small town.

Many customers are in town for appointments or renewing their license. They stop in and usually find something for himself or herself or someone else.

I'm excited to have more people from Adel learning about us. I urge people to find us and discover the store with something for everybody!"


Please join us in welcoming Laurie and Decor Adel to our growing community. Meet Laurie and check out the fun collection Tuesdays through Fridays 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Decor Adel - Adel Iowa
D├ęcor Adel
710 Prairie St.
Phone: (515) 493-8560
Email: decoradel@gmail.com
Facebook: decorinadel 
LSB Insurance
Iowa Severe Weather Awareness Week 27th - 31st

Spring storm season is just around the corner, so now is the time to prepare.

Iowa experiences snow storms, tornadoes, flooding and other severe weather every year, many times striking with very little warning.  

Severe Weather Awareness Week is an annual event to remind Iowans that severe weather is part of living in our state and that understanding the risks and how to respond to them can save lives.
 
LSB Insurance is proud to support Severe Weather Awareness Week and encourages everyone to:
  • Make a Plan - create a family communication plan, know the emergency plan for your work place.
  • Build a Kit - put together an emergency kit and be sure that everyone in your home knows where it is.
  • Be Aware - Pay attention to the news. Invest in a NOAA weather radio to receive weather alerts. Install weather or emergency alerts on your mobile phone.
Call Lori or Josh to review your coverage before the next storm strikes!
 
LSB Insurance
805 Main Street
Adel IA 50003
Office: 515-993-5663
Website: www.mylsb.com/insurance
Adel Auto Parts NAPA
Chasin' 24 Sale at Adel Auto Parts

John and his team at Adel Auto Parts want to share how much they appreciate everyone who came out in February and helped make the NAPA Filters' Spring Sale big success. Thank you!

This month the savings continue with the Chasin' 24 Sale throughout the store, located on the downtown square in Adel.

Free with any $24 purchase, get a Chase Elliot Racing Cap. Tools and Equipment like a 2-Ton Floor Jack or Stands, Lever-Action Grease Gun, LED Work Light, and Evercraft Creepers are just $24.24 each.

Get ready for spring cleanup and save on lawn and garden batteries, belts and Autolite Plugs. Plus car care deals to keep your engine running smooth and the outside looking sharp. You can even get a free pair of Mechanix Wear Gloves with select purchases of motor oil.

So race on in to Adel Auto Parts March 1-31st for another great sale!  Current Specials.
   
NAPA - Ad
Adel Auto Parts Corporation
809 Main Street * Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: 515-993-3212

Perry Auto Parts
1001 3rd. Street * Perry, Iowa 50220
Phone: 515-465-4615

Hours:
Monday - Friday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Website: www.AdelAutoParts.com 
Adel Auto Parts Website 
New Site for Adel Auto Parts

Check out the new and improved Adel Auto Parts website to view monthly specials and promotions!

Find tips and advice from expert mechanics with the NAPA Know How you trust.

Search the inventory for more than 375,000 parts to keep your fleet running smooth with convenient shopping in historic downtown Adel. Visit www.AdelAutoParts.com for all your online car care needs.
Day Light Savings Starts
Daylight Savings Time - March 12

Don't forget to move your clocks ahead 1 hour as we "Spring Forward".

Daylight saving time starts on the second Sunday of March and ends on the first Sunday of November, with all time changes taking place at 2:00 a.m. local time.

Also, be sure to test the batteries in the smoke alarms, CO2 testers, and flashlights. 
Fish Fry Fridays During Lent

The Knights of Columbus serve their annual Lenten Fish Fries the Friday's of Lent, starting March 3rd through April 7th.

Serving runs from 5:00-7:30 pm at St. Boniface Parish Hall in Waukee.

The Lenten smorgasbord includes baked and fried fish, fried shrimp, pasta, side dishes, breakfast potato, and a drink. All served by the Knights of Columbus!

Deserts offered by the St. Johns and St. Boniface youth groups (free will offering).

Cost:
$9 Adults
$5 Children ages 3-10
$30 immediate family maximum
Waukee Knights of Columbus
St. Boniface Catholic Church
1200 Warrior Lane * Waukee, IA
Phone: (515) 987-4597
Website: stbonifacechurch.org





World Day of Prayer
World Day of Prayer March 3rd

The Adel United Methodist Church will host a World Day of Prayer on Friday, March 3rd, 2017.

Join them anytime in the sanctuary from 6:30 am until 8:00 pm.

World Day of Prayer takes place internationally on the first Friday of March every year.

The entire community is invited.

Adel United Methodist Church
115 South Tenth Street
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-3791
Website: www.adelumc.org
Facebook: Adel-United-Methodist-Church
Adel United Methodist Church
United Methodist Church
- March Events
 

Ash Wednesday Service of Ashes on March 1 - 7 p.m.

The Adel United Methodist Church is hosting Baked Bingo March 31st from 5-6 pm in their fellowship hall. Prizes will be home baked goodies and it is for all ages.

Adel United Methodist Church
115 South Tenth Street
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-3791
Website: www.adelumc.org
Facebook: Adel-United-Methodist-Church
ADM Alumni Association - Adel Iowa
ADM Alumni Association Celebrates Milestone! 

The ADM Alumni Association is celebrating 20 years of service to the ADM Alumni community in 2017.

A generous donation from a successful joint class reunion, "The 1996 Cornstalk Reunion", got the group off the ground and shortly after enthusiasm took hold with a group of Alumni who had a strong vision to serve fellow classmates.

Of the eleven founding members, six original members still serve on the board today. The current board represents Alumni graduating from 1958 to 2003.

ADM Alumni Golf Tournament
Being "in business" for 20 years has allowed the group to accomplish an impressive amount.

The Association maintains a database of Alumni and creates a bi-annual newsletter to reach members.

They maintain an informative website and Facebook page displaying Alumni content. The group hosts an annual Alumni golf outing and reunion and supports the ADM Athletic Hall of Fame subcommittee.

The group's welcome banners line the Adel streets every Summer.

ADM Alumni Association
A Senior composites display case located in the high school commons is a product of the Association. They're proud to have created an Alumni Veteran's Memorial, also on display in the school.

The group looks forward to supporting future special projects within the growing ADM Community while continuing to be a base resource in keeping all Alumni connected and informed.

Members make it possible for the ADM Alumni Association to give back to the school and community they love. They encourage all Alumni who are not yet members to join by visiting admalumni.com

Thank you for 20 great years! Once a Tiger, Always a Tiger!
The ADM Alumni Assn Board

ADM Alumni
ADM Alumni Board
Founding Members:
Dick Wicks, Vice-President, 1972; Barb (Hackney) Wicks, Secretary, 1972; Jim Peters, Treasurer, 1971; Lynn (Reich) Loynachan 1965; Tana (Oberwetter) Belgarde 1970; Kris (Peterson) Manning 1969;

Additional Board Members:
Nate Hawkins, President 1999; Alicia (Whisner) Fisher 2003; Dana (Brenner) Brown 2002; Melody (Cook) Marshall 1977; Lindsey (Fuller) Grife 2001; Barb (Brown) Trier 1974; Dave Moyer 1969; Ron Gilliland 1958; Matt Hemphill 1998; Kristi (Tryon) Fuller 1990; Linda (Stephen) Clark 1973; Melissa (Wicks) Doyle 2002.

ADM Alumni Association
P.O. Box 122
Adel, IA 50003
Website: admalumni.com
Email: info@ADMAlumni.org 
UMC Family Day
Iowa Energy Faith and Family Night - March 5th

The Adel United Methodist Church invites you to join them for the Iowa Energy Faith and Family Night.

You and your family can enjoy a special afternoon and evening together on Sunday, March 5th at Wells Fargo Arena.

Faith & Family Day includes an Iowa Energy game.

$10 for the concert/game with free hotdog, popcorn & drink. Make your Reservations online.

Adel United Methodist Church
115 South Tenth Street
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-3791
Website: www.adelumc.org
Facebook: Adel-United-Methodist-Church
ISU Ext Office - Dallas County Iowa
ISU Ext. & Outreach in Dallas County Seeks Executive Director 

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Dallas County is seeking an innovative, energetic professional for a newly created position located in Dallas County, Iowa.

Dallas County Extension is locally governed and formally connected to the research-based resources of Iowa State University, Iowa's land-grant college.

The Director will provide leadership, management and educational programming consistent with the objectives of the Dallas County Extension Council and in harmony with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

The Director will interface, regularly communicate and cooperate with the extension council and the Regional Director to coordinate external and internal work, implement council, local, and institutional goals and fully access and conduct research-based, educational programming to address the identified needs and improve the quality of life of Dallas County citizens. ISU is an EEO/AA Employer. View the full application materials for the Executive Director.

For more information, please contact Karmen Weddle at kweddle@iastate.edu or 515-993-4281. 
ISU Ext. and Outreach in Dallas County
28059 Fairground Road

Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4281
Fax: (515) 993-1027
Gardening
Free Winter Gardening Webcast  

Dallas County will be hosting Winter Webcasts!
All webcast times will be at 6:30 pm at the Dallas County Extension office. Everyone is invited to attend.

Thursday March 23rd- Growing & Harvesting Vegetables: Learn about growing and harvesting asparagus from Dr. Ajay Nair. You will also build on food safety best practices for the garden with Dr. Shannon Coleman.

For more information, please contact Megan to register
ISU Ext. and Outreach in Dallas County
28059 Fairground Road

Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4281
Fax: (515) 993-1027
Celebrate Adel
Celebrate Adel Annual Award Reception

You are cordially invited to join us for the Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner.

We would like to celebrate the Chamber's accomplishments and highlight our plans for the future, and to honor the Business of the Year and the Citizen of the Year.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at Hillcrest Country Club, 27749 Prospect Ave., Adel. Heavy Hors D'oeuvres 5:30 to 8:00 pm Awards Presented at 6:30 pm. Surprise Guest Speaker. Register at http://adelpartners.org.

Thank you to our 2017 Annual Dinner Sponsors: Raccoon Valley Bank, Lincoln Savings Bank, State Farm, Russell Abstract & Title, People Trust & Savings Bank, Adel Winterset TV & Appliance

In Kind sponsors: Horizon Printing Co. * Harvey Floral * Fareway *Hillcrest Country Club* Studio Q 360 * Mike's Power & Equipment *Raccoon Valley Radio * Brickyard Burgers & Brews *2 Men & A Dame Cleaning 

Questions may be directed to Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce, (515) 993-5472, chamber@adelpartners.org.

Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce
Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce
POBox 73, 301 S.
10th Street, 2nd Floor
Adel, IA 50003
Email: Chamber@AdelPartners.Org
Website: http://adelpartners.org
Facebook: AdelPartnersChamberOfCommerce
Food Drive
"Hands to Larger Service"
4-H Food Drive March 4th

The Dallas County 4-H and Clover Kid Clubs have been working on a service project to support our local food pantries and Friday Food Backpack programs.

The big finale to this project will take place on Saturday, March 4th from 9:00 am to 10:30 am at the Dallas County Fairgrounds in Adel, Iowa.

The public is welcome and encouraged to bring nonperishable food and monetary donations, in addition to learning about food insecurity and what we all can do to help.

The event will be a time to drop off and sort donations.  Educational displays will be offered by The Food Bank of Iowa, Dallas County Public Health, ISU Extension and Outreach and others.
4-H and Clover Kids will be doing presentations and displays on food insecurity in Dallas County.

9.3% of Dallas County residents experience food insecurity.  Between February and October of 2016, 2,309 households were served by Dallas County food pantries.  The Friday Food Backpack programs distributed 6,198 backpacks of kid-friendly, healthy food in the 2015/2016 school year.

The Food Drive is sponsored by ISU Extension and Outreach in Dallas County.  For more information, please contact Lisa Mickelson at 515-993-4281 or lmickel@iastate.edu. www.extension.iastate.edu/dallas/

ISU Ext. and Outreach in Dallas County
28059 Fairground Road

Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4281
Fax: (515) 993-1027
Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce
Community Visioning Host Public Input Session March 25th   

Adel's Community Visioning Committee Seeks Resident Input Regarding Transportation Needs and Opportunities within the Community

Adel is participating in the 2017 Iowa's Living Roadways Community Visioning Program.

Community Visioning is a transportation enhancement planning process that serves Iowa communities with a population of 10,000 or fewer residents.
 
The program helps community volunteers envision aesthetic and ecological improvements along roadsides and related landscapes by blending environmental stewardship with community improvement projects. Adel is one of ten communities selected to participate in this award-winning program in 2017.
 
At its initial meetings, the Adel Visioning Committee learned about public involvement techniques they will use during the Community Visioning process to assess local resources and identify community needs. The information gathered will be used to develop a transportation concept plan.

The next step in the process will be a focus group workshop taking place on March 25th at the First Christian Church. Residents are invited to attend the focus group that best describes them to share ideas about transportation needs and opportunities for Adel in a small group setting. Refreshments will be provided.

9:00am: Older Adults
10:00am: Parents and Children
11:00am: Mobility Impaired
1:00pm: Active Recreationist
4:00pm: Presentation of results 
 
For more information about participating in a focus group or the overall Community Visioning process, please call Deb Bengtson, Committee Chair at (515) 993-5472 or Leslie Berckes, Trees Forever field coordinator, at 515-681-2295.
 
The Iowa's Living Roadways Community Visioning Program is sponsored by the Iowa Department of Transportation in partnership with Iowa State University Extension Landscape Architecture and Trees Forever, an Iowa-based nonprofit organization with a mission to plant trees and care for the environment. Since 1996, 235 Iowa communities have benefited from the Community Visioning Program.

Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 73, 301 S. * 10th St., 2nd Floor
Adel, IA 50003
Email: Chamber@AdelPartners.org
Website: http://adelpartners.org
Facebook: AdelPartnersChamberOfCommerce

Dallas County Vote 
Dallas County Sheriff to Host Public Meetings in March 

The Dallas County Sheriff will be hosting public information meetings to discuss the May 2, 2017 Law Enforcement Center Bond Initiative.

The proposed $22.9 million jail would hold 92 beds and include space for sheriff's department staff, jail administration, and inmates' initial court appearances.

It would be located on county-owned property on Highway 6 on the east side of Adel.
Information Meeting Dates:
  • 2/28/17, 7pm at De Soto City Hall, 405 Walnut St.
  • 3/6/17, 6:30pm at Adel Public Library, 303 S. 10th St.
  • 3/7/17, 6:30 pm at Minburn American Legion, 319 Baker St.
  • 3/11/17, 10 am at Dawson City Hall/Fire Station, 208 S 1st St.
  • 3/14/17, 6:30 pm at Waukee Community Center, 675 Walnut St.
  • 3/16/17, 6:30 pm at Dallas Center Memorial Hall, 1502 Walnut St.
  • 3/21/17, 6:30 pm at Granger Community Center, 2200 Walnut St.
The Dallas County Sheriff will be hosting tours of the current jail facility on March 5th, March 19th, April 2nd and April 16th. Meeting/Tours will start at 5 pm each of those nights. Meet in the front lobby. Tours will start approximately every 30 minutes until 7 pm.
 
Citizens For Dallas County
Website: www.dallascountyvote.com
Email: citizensfordallascounty@gmail.com
Facebook: citizensfordallascounty 
Adel Public Library
March Events at the Adel
Public Library
 
March is here, spring is (almost) sprung, and there are so many fun things to do at your library!

We are excited to debut our new names for Children's activities which are always open to kids of all ages:  

  • Wee Build is the name of our STEM programs. Wee Build LEGOs™ together on Thursday, March 9th at 2:00 pm.
  • Wee Craft are drop-in arts and crafts programs. Join us as Wee Craft on Wednesday, March 15th at 10:30 am.  
     
  • Wee Play are programs designed to get kids moving and grooving. Our Next Wee Play time will be on April 9th.
     
  • Wee Read is the new name of our twice weekly story times. Wee Read programs happen every Monday and Tuesday morning at 10:30 am.
     
  • Wee Sing is the new name of our weekly music program. Wee Sing every Thursday at 10:30 am.
  • Wee Watch are family movies we show on our big screen. In March, Wee Watch "Finding Dory" on Wednesday, March 29th at 2:00 pm.
Critter Cindy from Dallas County Conservation will host a nature themed story time on Monday, March 20th at 10:30 am.
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Join Paula and Lynne for a special adult program, Brake for Garage Sales!, on Thursday, March 23rd at 6:30 pm where they'll talk about their most exciting finds, growing their collections, and how you can start and inventory your own collections.

Bring one item from one of your collections to share!

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The next quarterly meeting of the Friends of the Adel Public Library Foundation is on Thursday, March 9th at 6:30 pm.   
Anyone interested in supporting the library in our mission to develop library services and promote the freedom to read is encourage to join us!   
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The Brown Bag Book Club meets on Thursday, March 9th at Noon to discuss the memoir "The World's Strongest Librarian" by Josh Hanagame while the Evening Book Club will meet on Thursday, March 30th at 6:30 pm to discuss the novel "Enemy Women" by Paulette Jiles.

Copies of both books are available to check out and our book clubs are always welcoming new people to our fun-filled discussions. 
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The Dallas County Library Association and 4 R Kids ECI are hosting the fourth annual Dallas County Toddler Festival on Saturday, May 6th from 10:00 am to Noon in the agriculture building at the Dallas County Fairgrounds.

We'll have two hours of free activities dedicated to toddlers and their caregivers and each child will receive a free book just for attending the festival!
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Calling all Artists! The library is in need of an artist, or artists, to paint one or two murals in our library.

If you are interested in sharing your time and artistic talent with us, please contact Paula at 515-993-3512 or Paula@adelpl.org
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Adel Public Library 
303 S. 10th St. * Adel, Iowa 50003  
Phone: 515-993-3512 
Library Hours: 
Mondays and Fridays, 10 am to 5 pm 
Tuesdays through Thursdays, 10 am to 7 pm 
Saturdays, 10 am to 1:30 pm. 
Recipes From Home
Recipe of the Month -
Rueben Burgers      

My first restaurant job in "the Big City" was working for world renown Kris Kristoffersen, the chef not the singer.
Chef was short, Swedish and had a temper that makes Gordon Ramsey of Hell's Kitchen, look like a saint.

As part of our initiation period we were forbidden to use knives. Instead, we were issued metal spatulas to cut sandwiches and prep with until we "earned the right to bear arms", Chef's words, not mine.

One afternoon, I had the brilliant idea to hone the edge of my spatula to a nice cutting edge using the Chef's knife sharpener. The other guys thought this was a great idea and soon we all had shiny sharp spats.

Later that week - Kenny Rogers (Yes, the singer) was in the restaurant, and of all the fancy things on the menu, ordered a burger. Unimpeded, Chef was determined to serve Mr. Rogers himself. The order was nearly finished as Chef entered the line, took the spatula from my hand, and swiped to pick up the burger from the grill. In his haste he slipped and caught the burger at the half point neatly slicing it in half sending the top across the grill!

My parents martial status was questioned as Chef grabbed another burger form the grill and huffed out of the kitchen. I was later detailed with dulling all the spatulas against the table edge and washing them by hand as punishment.

When I think back to that story I laugh heartily, and a small part of me misses the chaos of working at restaurants... very small.

This month we bring you the Rueben burger in honor of those late night creations.

Rueben Burgers
Ingredients:
1 can Sauerkraut
Thousand Island Dressing (see below)
1/2 lb. Swiss Cheese
8 Rye Buns
1/2 lb. Corned Beef, sliced into strips
1 lb. Ground Beef (the good stuff)
1/8 tsp Caraway Seeds
1 white Onion, minced
1 clove Garlic, minced
1/8 tsp Salt & Pepper

Thousand Island Dressing:
1/2 C. Mayo
2 T. Ketchup
2 T. Chopped Pickles
1 tsp. Onions, finely chopped
1 Dash of Worcestershire
1 Dash of Salt
1 Dash of Pepper

Mix well and cover. Refrigerate for one l hour. Stir before using.
Combine Ground Beef with Caraway Seeds, Onion, Garlic, Salt and Pepper.  Form into 4 patties.

Grill or pan fry the burgers. Remove from the heat and top with Swiss Cheese.

Place a lid over the burgers to let the cheese melt and retain heat.

Meanwhile, pan heat the Corned Beef and Sauerkraut together.

Slice Rye Buns and spread with Thousand Island Dressing.

Place the burger and top with Corned Beef and sauerkraut mixture.

Serve with home fries and a dill pickle spear.


Enjoy!
Terry Traveller Bagpipes
Terry on the Emerald Isle           

Top of the morning to ye dear friends it is I, Terry Traveler. This March I bring you good tidings from the wondrous, Emerald Isle- Ireland.

This beautiful land reminds me of Iowa, what with the castles and barns. The weather seems pretty much the same, and the people are just as nice.

It took a great deal of explaining in broken Gaelic to the kind Inn Keeper who spoke English that I had no need for the wool sweater and Cinnamon Sticks I accidentally ordered from room service. When my meal finally arrived, I received a Tayto Sandwich: two pieces of white bread, buttered, with potato chips inside. It wasn't the blood sausage I ordered, but it was tasty. I later discovered this is a modern Irish delicacy.

The next day I spoke again with the friendly Inn Keeper who blamed the mishap on the neighborhood leprechauns who must have messed with the order.  In a land as lush and green as Ireland, it is not surprising to hear stories of leprechauns- wee people of magic and cobbling living the life of faeries. Yes, the tiny shoemakers, the Inn Keeper said, love dancing so much they are in constant need of new footwear. In my experience, the wisest of whom simply chooses to go barefoot.

On my third day in Ireland I met Bartley and fine chap he was. Standing a mere two feet tall, with a long red beard and a wildly mischievous look in his eyes. We hit it off right away. As legend goes, once caught, a leprechaun will grant three wishes in exchange for their freedom. My wishes were simple- that I be healthy, that my family be happy, and a third wish I poorly phrased which now means I can never remove my beloved orange parka. Luckily, I own stock in Febreeze.

This is Terry Traveler saying, it may not be true but this time we can blame it on the blarney stone.

Terry

Terry Traveler
Email: terry@discoveradel.com
Facebook: DiscoverAdel.Terry
Good Samaritan Food Pantry
Save the Date - Food Pantry
Open House April 2nd

The Good Samaritan Food Pantry would like to invite you to an Open House at our new facility.

Located in the old Adel Middle School Lunchroom at 215 North 11th St. on Sunday, April 2nd, from 12:00-2:00 pm.

Please join us for beverages and sweet treats as we proudly show you our bright and new facility! Open House flyer

Donations may be sent to P.O. Box 141, Adel, Iowa 50003

Good Samaritan Food Pantry of Adel
215 N. 12th St.
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 423-0753
Website: www.adelfoodpantry.com
Facebook: Good-Samaritan-Food-Pantry 
Studio Q 360 Ribbo Cutting
Studio Q 360 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony March 23rd


You are cordially invited to the Studio Q 360 massage clinic on March 23rd from 4-6pm to celebrate a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on behalf of the Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce!

Recently, the studio has undergone a facelift, featuring three contemporary wall murals to enjoy.

The massage room is now a warm, soothing oasis with an air purifying Himalayan salt lamp, table warmer, and wide selection of music.

During the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, meet with Licensed Massage Therapist Katrina Brocka to discuss her therapeutic techniques and philosophies, as well as the inspiration for the new look and wall murals. The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will take place at 5pm.

Check out the new look and sign up to win free massage packages as we celebrate an exciting chapter for Studio Q 360 at 917 Main Street in Adel, Iowa!

Katrina Brocka, LMT
Studio Q 360
917 Main Street
Adel, IA 50003
Phone: (515) 689-4754
Email: Katrina@StudioQ360.com
Website: www.StudioQ360.com
Facebook: StudioQ360
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