As a kid I looked forward to May. Graduations meant a feast of food and visits with far away relatives. School was finishing up and the pool was soon to open.
My scout troop participated in the Memorial Day service at the cemetery. That proud tradition predated my troop and continues to this day in towns across the country.
In Adel, the Lions Club and the Scout troop get up early and place flags across the community. In the evening they gather them up. They repeat this on Flag Day, the 4th of July, Labor Day and Veteran's Day.
If you haven't ordered your flags yet, there is still time. Fill out the Holiday Flags Signup Form, attach a check for $20.00 and mail to one of the Lions listed at the bottom of the form.
This month we have an interview with Connie Doran, the new director of HomeCare Services Inc. of Dallas County. To get ready for summer there will be a Grill Demo at Adel Winterset TV & Appliance, news from River Valley Golf Course, the Museum, the latest events from Around Town, news and events from the Adel Public Library, a Recipe from Home, and much more!
Have a great May. We look forward to seeing you in Adel this month!
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|Connie Doran - HomeCare Services Inc.|
HomeCare Services Inc. of Dallas County welcomed Connie Doran as the new Executive Director on April 23rd.
We recently had a chance to sit down with her and discuss her new position.
|Connie DoranDirector of HomeCare Services Inc. of Dallas County|
Connie and her husband Steve have four sons and 5 grandchildren.
She was working at a hospital in the 80's in Peoris Illinois.
She started a senior program group that eventually rose to 5500 seniors in the membership.
She had been inspired by Ken Dychtwald who was a pioneer in aging-related issues.
After a successful seven years she went to work at a nursing home.
When she began her position at a long-term care facility in Illinois the census was at 30% occupancy.
At the time she left, 9 years later, census had risen to 100%. Her next position was at a hospital, also in Illinois, where she was recruited to assist in increasing its market share.
She did so through re-branding, developing a program for seniors, and helping to lead a capital campaign, which resulted in a new outpatient and emergency wing. After five years with the hospital she moved, with her husband, to Iowa to be close to children and grandchildren.
Within a few months of the move, she was recruited from Iowa to Illinois as Chief Executive Officer of a 5-county rape crisis center and domestic violence shelter and agency, where she worked for almost 6 years before joining HomeCare Services, Inc. as their new Executive Director.
Steve is an Energy Manager for the V.A. Connie just joined the Adel Rotary, which she has been a part of since 1991 as a "Paul Harris Fellow".
She is impressed by the top-notch quality of the staff, the town of Adel and Dallas County. Connie and Steve plan to make Adel their home.
HomeCare Services Inc. provides great services to seniors and the community; Home Maker services, Home delivered meals, HIRTA Bus transportation, and although they don't offer Nursing Services they help with referrals.
When asked about her vision for HomeCare Services, she expressed that the
current services are under utilized and she wants do more for the communities served.
These goals are dependent upon Federal and State Grant funding, donations and Community support.
If the past is an indicator, there are great changes ahead for HomeCare Services and the community.
HomeCare Services, Inc. will host the Adel After Hours on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. This will be a great time to welcome Connie as the new Executive Director.
Homecare Services of Dallas County
101 N 9th St.
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4531
Register for the 4th Annual Tour The Raccoon
|Registration for the Fourth Annual Tour The Raccoon bicycle tour starts May 1st. Take a relaxing 2 day ride along the Raccoon River Valley Bike Trail June 9th and 10th. |
Tour organizers hope to have over 250 tour riders using the Raccoon River Valley Trail as they travel through Waukee, Adel, Redfield, Linden, Panora, Yale, Herndon and Cooper on their way to Jefferson.
Each community along the trail will have special activities for riders to attend, with overnight accommodations in Jefferson during the Bell Tower Festival.
Tour the Raccoon is sponsored by the Des Moines Cycle Club.
Find out more at the Raccoon River Valley Trail Association website!
|Adel Winterset TV & Appliance - Grill Demo|
Grilling Season is Here.
Are you hiding your old grill from the neighbors. The handle is broken?
Does one side over cook and the other stays cold? Has it seen better days?
It is definitely time for a new grill.
We are having a Grill Demo on May 5th, from 10:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m.
Our sales rep will show the Big Green Egg and the Holland Grills. Stop in for the show!
Central Air Checkup Time
It's going to get hot so don't wait to turn on your air when you " have " to. Get it checked out before you really need it.
Call Adel Winterset TV & Appliance to schedule your Central Air Check.
We do a through once over on your Central Air unit to ensure you're prepared for the hot days ahead.
Beat the rush and schedule now!
Adel Winterset TV and Appliance
916 Main St.
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-5287
|2012 John D. Gomke Charity Golf Classic|
Registration is Now Open for the 3rd Annual John D. Gomke Charity Golf Tournament on Saturday, June 16th.
The tournament will be held at Lake Panorama National Golf Course at Lake Panorama.
Two flights during each tee time, with 1st, 2nd & 3rd place prizes in each flight. Tee times are 7:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Entry fee is $65 per golfer or $250 per 4-some which includes 18 holes, cart, prizes, and lunch.
Come out and enjoy a day of golf for a great charity!
Register online at johndgomkecharity.org or call 515-314-9171.
Contact us for Sponsorship Opportunities.
Questions please call 515-314-9171
|Adel Auto Parts - NAPA Know How Sale|
Adel Auto Parts is running a Stop and Save up to $50 promotion.
Receive up to a $50 Visa Rebate Card by mail with qualifying brake purchases.
The savings don't stop there, a NAPA Professional 2 1/4 ton Service Jack is Half Price!
Come in for great savings on oil, batteries, mufflers, and much more.
Sale runs through May, 2012.
Available at your Adel and Perry NAPA stores.
Adel Auto Parts Corp.
809 Main St.
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-3212
Cell: (515) 979-5976
Website: Adel Auto Parts
|River Valley Golf Course - May Update|
All of us out here at River Valley are extremely excited about how great the course is looking this early into the season!
The grounds crew has been in full force getting the course ready for you all to come check it out. If you haven't had a chance to experience the beauty of the Raccoon River Valley, please come on out and see us.
We will begin opening at 6:00 a.m. on weekends, and 7:00 a.m. on weekdays starting May 1st. We stay open each day until Sunset.
Don't forget to start a Frequent Player Punch Card on your first time out. We will punch your card each time you play 18 holes, and you will receive a FREE round after every sixth round!
If you would rather get in some practice, we also have a full driving range with a practice chipping green & bunker. This a great way to spend some time on a nice evening. Tokens can be purchased at the clubhouse anytime during our open hours.
River Valley is also your one stop to shop for all your golf needs. We have a variety of balls from the major brands and always keep a stock of gloves on hand. Beyond the essentials, we also have some great polos, outerwear, and just got in some new t-shirts.
Our Proshop now has some options for clubs as well. Come out and try our Hippo clubs or take a look at some of the new Callaway clubs. For special orders, we have access to all major brands and will work hard to get you the best deal we can.
Don't forget to check out our many different golf hats we have here. We are also having a closeout sale on our remaining golf shoes. Some pairs are as low as $45!
Starting this May, we are taking signups for our Ladies' Night out at River Valley! If you and your friends are looking for a fun night out with friends then this is the league for you. It lasts for 10 weeks, and is only $200! This covers 9 holes with cart and prizes each night for all 10 weeks.
If that's not enough already, we also have a pre-party on the 24th of May to meet everyone before we start play the next week. There is also a post-party as a fun way to wrap up the last night of the league. We have fun 4-person formats each week that are great for golfers of all levels.
Please contact Kelly for more details, and she will be glad to help you sign up your team. Her email is: firstname.lastname@example.org. We can also help you find a group if you are interested, but don't have a team.
As we start into May, we are happy to begin hosting some great open tournaments. These are usually played as a 4-person scramble. Our website has more details on all the events we have coming up.
Please check back often, as we are constantly updating it with any new info. If anyone is interested in setting up an event out here at River Valley, please feel free to give us a call and we would love to work with you. We work hard to make sure you have a fun, successful event!
Speaking of upcoming events, we are proud to be hosting the 1A & 2A Girls State Golf Tournament again this year! The 2 day tournament will be held May 29th-30th. This is a great event for the girls, and we expect many people from all around the state to be coming to Adel to support them.
To make sure this big event goes smoothly, we are asking for volunteers. If you or someone you know may be interested in helping out on one or both of the days, please contact us at the clubhouse. We appreciate any help we can get to make this a great tournament for the girls.
We hope everyone is having a great Spring, and we look forward to seeing you all out here soon!
River Valley Golf Course
22927 Valley View Trl
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4029
|Brick Street BBQ - Spring Cravings!|
Start Your Spring Right!
Spring is here and no doubt your taste buds are calling for BBQ... Brick Street Barbecue.
Call Merle by Wednesday and your order will be ready for pick up on Friday.
We also do catering! Reserve a date now for your next special event or when you have a craving for finger licking barbecue.
Brick Street Barbecue
29048 Prospect Ave
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-3049
Email: Email Merle Here
Website: www.BrickSt BBQ.com
|Cedar Creek Animal Clinic - Update|
Hello!! I just wanted to take a minute to let you know that I will be going on maternity leave next month. My last day in the office will be Tuesday, May 15th.
My husband, Peter, and I are extremely happy to welcome our first daughter into the world, and our son, Ethan, is looking forward to being a big brother.
I will be returning to the Adel office on Monday, July 16th. From July 16th-27th, I will be available in the afternoons, and on July 30th I will return to my normal office hours.
While I am on maternity leave Dr. John Holcomb will be filling in at the Adel office, with limited appointment times.
We will still offer 24-hour care thru the Winterset clinic, and the Adel office will remain open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., with some Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
If your pet has their routine wellness exam and/or vaccines coming up during the period I will be gone, you are welcome to schedule an earlier appointment with me, as I would enjoy seeing you before I leave, or Dr. Holcomb can see you and your pet when the time comes.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me back or contact the office at 515-993-3410.
Thank you in advance for your patience while I'm gone. I look forward to seeing you before and after I return!
Adel Cedar Creek Animal Clinic
112 S. 9th St.
Adel, Iowa 50003
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|Penoach Winery - 1st. Concert of Summer|
Penoach Winery will hold its first outdoor concert on Sunday, May, 20th, from 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Southern Reign will be performing their terrific bluegrass music. Bring a lawn chair and a friend and get ready to kick off the summer at the winery.
Have your Penoach Winearita blended for you to enjoy at the concert.
We've been gearing up for the coming months and bottling wine like crazy!!
Plan to spend some Friday nights starting May 20th for the Sunset in the Vineyard concerts.
As always, there is no admission charge.
26759 N Avenue
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4374
|Adel Historical Museum - Open For Summer|
The Adel Historical Museum will be open beginning in May on Saturdays from noon until 4 o'clock.
Do you have family visiting? Bring them to the museum. We have many new donations to the museum. Eight rooms are filled with history of Adel and surrounding areas.
Looking for information on the Orton Brothers Circus, Adel Brick and Tile Company, country schools, Civil War, Nile Kinnick, telephone memorabilia, friendship quilts, vintage clothing and much,much more.
Adel Historical Museum
1129 Main Street
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-1032
|Marc Stephens & Friends - New Services|
We'd like to announce additional services at Marc Stephens Salon.
Marc Stephens salon is now offering manicure services. Call today to book your appointment at (515) 993-3300.
Also, check our Facebook page for spring and summer promotions. https://www.facebook.com/MarcStephens.Adel
Marc Stephens & Friends
Studio 10 LLC
907 Main St.
Adel, IA 50003
Phone: (515) 993-3300
|GraceJuliet Photography - Summer Specials|
This Summer capture those precious moments in your life with GraceJuliet Photography.
Engagement and Wedding
GraceJuliet Photography covers the Des Moines Metro area for locations, making each session unique from the last.
All sessions come with a CD of edited photos along with the copyright.
Book early for summer as June dates are already being taken.
"Like" GraceJuliet Photography on Facebook to get special deals and offers!
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 447-1354
Farmer's Market Applications Now Available for Seniors
The 2012 Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program applications are here, and it's time to start taking applications. Applications can be obtained... Continue reading
Adel Park and Rec. Events for May 2012
Get Adventureland Park Tickets at Discount... Continue
Adult Coed Sand Volleyball Registration... Continue
2012 Adel Pool Season Information... Continue
Adel Grocery Shopping with Adel HomeCare Services Inc.
Is it inconvenient for you not having a full grocery store in Adel? In the meantime, HomeCare Services, Inc. is offering bus transportation to the General Public for $5... Continue reading
Free Childcare at United Methodist Church May 5th.
Adel's United Methodist Church is offering Free Childcare on May 5th., from 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Your children will be provided with entertainment and a... Continue reading
World Day of Prayer Service, May 3rd.
Faith Lutheran Church in Adel will hold a World Day of Prayer service led by Pastor John on Thursday, May 3rd, from 12:10 to 12:30 p.m... Continue reading
Yoga Class in Adel - Wed. Evenings
A brand new session of yoga classes begins right here in Adel on Wednesday, May 2nd. We meet at the Raccoon Valley Bank Community House, from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m... Continue reading
Adel's Largest Garage Sale? May 4th - 5th.
Grace Lutheran Church is having a Garage Sale on Friday & Saturday, May 4th and 5th. The sale hours are; 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Grace Lutheran Church... Continue reading
Free Kids Clothes Closet
Kids Clothes Closet is here to help with free clothing! Stop by the Kids Clothes Closet in Adel on the first and third Saturday of each month from 9-11am... Continue reading
Garden Gate Antiques - Occasional Sale Weekend - 11th
Garden Gate Antiques has changed formats to being an Occasional Store. Now Open One Weekend a Month from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. to better serve customers... Continue reading
BBQ/Smoke Cook Off at Keasey's May 6th.
Keasey's Hideaway Lounge in Adel, invites you to their BBQ/Smoke Cook Off on Sunday, May 6, 2012. BBQ or Smoke your favorite meat and bring it in to prove... Continue reading
Check out the full list of events on the DiscoverAdel.com Calendar.
ADM Fourth Annual All Alumni Soccer Game - May 25th
The ADM Alumni Association will hold it's Fourth Annual ADM Alumni Soccer Game on Friday, May 25th. Play will take place at the ADM High School stadium at 6:30 p.m... Continue reading
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|Adel Public Library|
|Courtesy of Adel Library|
It's time to Spring ahead to many activities and programs just for you at the Adel Public Library!
The Adel Public Library and the Adel Historical Museum will host "The Fiery Trial: Iowa and the Civil War" - a traveling exhibit from the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs on Thursday, May 17th from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
The exhibit will be set up on the south side of the Dallas County Court House. Watch for the semi-truck!
The exhibit is free.
Hospice Bereavement Counselor Char Gustafson will hold a grieving workshop on Wednesday, May 9th at 3:00 p.m. in the library board room.
The workshop is entitled "Loss and Change." Char will discuss the healing process following a death and will lead the group in special activities.
Call the library at 993-3512 for more information.
Other Adult Activities:
Brown Bag Book Club
Thursday, May 10 -
"The Day the Falls Stood Still" by Cathy Marie Buchanan
Evening Book Club Thursday, May 24 -
"House Rules" by Jodi Picoult
Friday, June 1st.
Our Garage Sales will resume on Friday, May 25th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 26th from 10:00 a.m. until noon.
The sales will be held in the library community room instead of upstairs.
Donations are being accepted during library hours. All proceeds will be used for library projects.
Summer is almost here! At the Adel Public Library that means the Annual Summer Reading Program and with it comes a summer of fun for everyone!
This year's theme is "Dream Big: Read!" Sign up for babies through adult begins Tuesday, May 29th.
Besides activities, reading is a big part of the Summer Reading Program.
Read for fun and prizes.
Here are two special Children's Programs set for early June.
Please note that registration is needed for one program.
Dan Wardell of Iowa Public Television will give two programs for children on Wednesday, June 6th at 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Because of his popularity, Dan will repeat his 1:00 p.m. program at 2:00 p.m.
All children are invited to attend this free program.
A Star Lab provided by
the Dallas County Conservation will be held at the Adel Fire Station on Thursday, June 7th at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
There is a limit of 25 children per session so please sign up at the library or call 993-3512 to register.
More details of the Summer Reading Program will be in the June newsletter.
Don't forget to register beginning May 29.
The library will be closed on Monday, May 28 for Memorial Day.
Library hours are:
Mon. and Fri. 10am-5pm
Tues. -Thurs. 10am-7pm
Youth Services Librarian
Adel Public Library
303 S. 10th St.
Adel, Iowa 50003
Adel Public Library
|Recipe of the Month|
| Omelets 2 Go|
Omelets 2 Go
This is one of the quirky recipes my grandmother Cookie tried on us when i was about twelve.
"Boiler" meals were big back then. If you don't remember that's not so bad, but you could buy your favorite meal in the frozen foods section.
It was encased in plastic and you boiled it over the stove.
My favorite was S.O.S., but that's a recipe for another day.
Cookie was always coming up with interesting recipes or twists in the kitchen.
My brothers and I were always willing to test the results.
There were many successes and an occasional one we promised to keep to ourselves.
This rainy day she envisioned "boiled omelets" for camping.
The thought was, you had to boil water to wash dishes, why not use the water for cooking first?
She had us get out the eggs, onions, peppers, garlic, ham, last night's fried potatoes, tomatoes, mushrooms, and cheese.
We diced up the vegetables and ham, resulting in about a cup of each.
Except for the garlic that she limited to three cloves.
Then we took a large freezer bag and broke two eggs into it. Add a 1/4 of each ingredient, go easy on the garlic, and then mixed them up in the bag by squeezing the outside.
We added salt and pepper, sealed the bag and repeated it three more times.
Cookie dropped them in a pot of boiling water for 10 minutes or so until they were done.
As they boiled, I was assigned toaster duty while my brothers grabbed the butter, ketchup, hot sauce and set the table.
Then we pulled them out with tongs, let them cool just long enough to open them.
They steamed so Cookie opened them facing away from us.
She emptied them, plopped one onto each of our plates.
They were actually very good.
After we ate, she had us use the water to wash and rinse the dishes.
Oh she was a clever woman.
We never did get to try this on a camping trip.
To this day I'm not sure if she ever intended to take it camping or if she just wanted to keep three boys busy on a rainy afternoon.
I've actually repeated this a time or two over the years, I'm looking forward to trying it with my grand kids once they get a little older.
We'll use the dish washer for the cleanup, but I won't tell if you don't.
1 C. Diced Ham
1 C. Diced Onions
1 C. Diced Cheese
1 C. Diced Tomatoes
1 C. Diced Peppers
1 C. Diced Fried Potatoes
3 Cloves Diced Garlic
4 Large Freezer Bags
Make substitutes to your personal taste.
1. Stir the vegetables, cheese, and ham together in a bowl
2. Crack two eggs into a freezer bag, scramble the eggs by gently squeezing the bag.
3. Add a quarter of the mixture from the bowl
4. Salt and pepper
5. mix everything together in the bag.
6. Seal the bag and repeat with the other three bags.
7. Drop in a pot of boiling water.
8. Cook uncovered for ten to 12 minutes.
9. Get toast and condiments ready.
10. Remove with tongs from water. Pat outside dry with a towel
11. They're hot so be careful opening them
12. Place each omelet on a plate, add toast. Serves 4.Enjoy!
|Mothers Day In Adel|
|Mother's Day is Sunday, May 13th, 2012.|
Don't forget to get something special for Mom this year! Adel has a wealth of resources to help you honor Mom.
Adel HeathMart has a great selection of gifts and cards to make the day special.
Harvey Floral Co. has potted plants and garden items to bring a smile to Mom's face.
Adel Flowers & Gifts has Roses and gifts.
Garden Gate Antiques is open May 11-13th, you can pick up that one of a kind item or take Mom out for a trip down memory lane.
Penoach Winery is a great place to go for a few samples and a relaxing time.
HomeCare Services, Inc. has a limited number of "Best of Country Cookies" cookbooks available
Take Mom out for a meal or treat at one of Adel's Great Restaurants:
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