"Helping the World Discover Adel" Newsletter

Vol. 79 May 2015 
Dear Friend of Adel,  

Mother's Day is May 10th this year, which seems fitting. I got a note on the 24th from Michelle Roling, "Hi--- Alex and I just got notification today we are approved to TALK to the Board-4 precious minutes!"

Michelle Roling and her son are going to speak before the FDA on May 12th regarding a new drug to combat Cystic Fibrosis (CF). Both of her sons have CF and an approved drug to fight CT would be a welcomed present this Mother's Day. Our prayers go with them that those "4 precious minutes" be sufficient. God speed to Michelle and family, please remember them on the 12th.

If you've been uptown lately, you've noticed the construction crews working on several of the businesses. We have an update from Karina Ward on Adel's Downtown Revitalization and Facade Project. It's really starting to take shape and i encourage you to stop by and see the changes.

Terry is back, this month with a review of the Rendezvous. I'm not saying Terry is a split personality, but the reviews are always spot on and coherent, as opposed to some of Terry's travel experiences and views of the world as Terry sees them. Fear not, if you miss the "unique" side of Terry,  it is sure to return next month.

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


In This Issue
Adel Facade Project Update
LSB Insurance - Congratulations Graduates
2nd Annual Adel Chocolate Walk May 2nd
Toddler-Fest May 2nd
The Roling Family to Speak at FDA Hearing
HomeCare Services, Inc. Congratulates Aides
ISU Extension and Outreach News & Events
Brick Street Barbecue Time
Harvey's Ribbon Cutting Open House - May 8
2015 Iowa Clay Festival May 9th & 10th
Join...Putts Fore Mutts May 17th
UMC Evening of Love Songs - Thank you!
River Valley Golf Course Spring News
BASE® ERISA Wrap Offers Another Layer of Protection!
Mother's Helper Available in Adel
Save the Date - Outdoor Quilt Show and Sale June 20th
Adel HealthMart
BAdel Downtown Facade Project Update
Adel Facade Project - Karina Ward
Karina Ward - Grant Writer and Project Manager
Adel's Downtown Revitalization and Facade Project

This month we spoke with the Adel Partners Chamber Director Karina Ward to learn more about the recent downtown construction and facade project.

Construction is underway on many of the buildings selected to be part of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for downtown revitalization in Adel.

The $1 million project will provide a face-lift for 16 buildings around the courthouse square and along Main Street; restoring and rehabilitating storefronts throughout Adel's historic district.

Adel Facade ProjectThe project is funded by a $500,000 grant from the Iowa Development Authority along with matching funds from the City of Adel and participating building owners.

  As the grant is directly associated with the National Register of Historic Places, architects have worked with business owners and city officials to facilitate historically appropriate designs for new windows, awnings, doors, and masonry work.

The new facades will help bolster tourism, encourage new business development, and instill a rejuvenated sense of community pride in Adel citizens.

The Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce is managing the project under Karina's direction and has helped facilitate the grant from the earliest stages.
Adel Facade Project
Adel Facade Project
"Some of the work has been highly visible such as the massive overhaul of the Rendezvous Lounge's restored façade. Other work, such as masonry or brick repairs and new upper story windows, is less visible. Substantial completion is currently scheduled for May 29th. There will be a few minor items remaining at that time, but all major work should be completed before June."

Adel Facade Project

Many businesses have mentioned to Karina that they plan to complete additional masonry repairs, new flooring, and fresh interior paint jobs. Several vacant buildings in the area will see an increased marketing strategy once construction is complete.
 Adel Facade Project
"All businesses taking advantage of the CDBG grant will remain open during construction. There may be some disruption to the entrances as doors are replaced, but nothing that will cause closures.

The work will be completed before summer is in full swing, leaving a fresh new look to showcase during the 36th Annual Sweet Corn Festival August 7th and 8th."

The best way to stay updated on the Downtown Revitalization and Façade Project is by following Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce on Facebook at, where Karina continues to share photos as the project progresses.
LSB Insurance - Congratulations Graduates!
LSB Insurance - Adel Iowa
Congratulations 2015 Graduates!

LSB Insurance congratulates our graduating seniors and encourages you to celebrate safely as you look forward to bright futures.

Safety Tips for Prom and Graduation
  • Absolutely no alcohol or drugs
  • Always use seat belts
  • No cell phone use (including texting) while driving
  • Parent, make sure you know the itinerary of the evening, as well as who else will be with your teen. Get contact information for everyone.
  • Have a way to contact your teen at all times. You may want to require them to check in with you once or twice over the course of the evening.
  • Set a curfew, whether they are coming back to your home or staying with a friend. If they are staying elsewhere, make sure the curfew will be enforced by a responsible adult.
  • Discuss how to handle difficult situations, such as facing pressure to drink, or accepting a ride with someone who shouldn't be driving.
  • If you're worried about your teen driving, consider alternate transportation. A car service or limousine will provide a responsible, experienced adult driver. You also will be able to limit changes to the itinerary and contact the driver.
LSB Insurance
LSB Insurance
805 Main St # 3
Office: 515-993-5663

Lori Brocka - AVP LSB Insurance Sr. Account Manager
Joshua Heisterkamp - AVP LSB Insurance Agent

"Protection You Can Bank On"
2nd Annual Adel Chocolate Walk May 2nd
Adel Chocolate Walk 2 Save the date for the 2nd Annual Adel Chocolate Walk on May 2nd from 10-3 p.m. as you visit Adel for shopping, lunch and dessert!

Visit each of the 6 participating businesses to get your passport stamped and sample FREE chocolate! Recipes will also be made available at each location.

Gift basket valued at $50 given away from each business for people who collect stamps on a passport at each location.

Passports can be picked up on May 2nd at the following participating businesses: Adel HealthMart, Adel Quilting & Dry Goods Co, Al Dente Toffee, Brick Street Books & Cafe, Next to New and Penoach Winery.

Come with a group of friends, or bring your mom for an early Mother's day treat and shop, eat and best of all, sample FREE chocolate!

Stay tuned, More details to follow.

Adel Chocolate Walk Sponsors
BSave the Date! Toddler-Fest May 2nd
All twelve libraries in our county worked with the local 4RKids ECI to create the first Dallas County Toddler Fest last April at the Dallas County Fair Grounds.

Toddler Fest provide opportunities for families to learn about resources available in Dallas County as well as promote literacy by giving away free books.

Each organization was encouraged to provide a free activity for children ages 2 -5 and their parents/caregivers as well as to promote their services.

We had 451 adults and children attend and we gave away 262 books.

We have changed the date to Saturday, May 2nd from 10 am - noon so we can have two buildings this year. That was one of the requests from last year that it was too crowded.

Here are a list of the organizations that are attending this year:

4RKids, Dallas County Children's Advocacy Council, Child Care Resource and Referral, Partners in Family Development, Dallas County Health Department, ISU Extension and Outreach, New Opportunities, Crisis Intervention & Advocacy Center, Blank Park Zoo, Science Center of Iowa, HomeCare Services Transportation, Integrative Counseling Solutions, Inc., Happy Feet, Songs and Signs, LLC., Bricks 4 Kidz, Faiths Flock Preschool, Usborne Books & More, Young Living Essentials.

We will also have Kid Pics I.D. Cards provide by the Dallas County Sheriff's Benevolence, face painting, princesses and a petting zoo.

The Dallas County Library Association and 4Rkids are the sponsors. 4Rkids pays for the books. We hope that it grows even more this year. Each child will receive a free book just for attending the festival.

Toddler Fest Flyer


Sponsored by 4Rkids & the Dallas County Library Association.  

BThe Roling Family to Speak at FDA Hearing
Rolling Family - Adel IowaHello-
Greetings - we've talked in the past about my business/eating disorders etc.

This time I'm contacting you about something even more personal for me and that I have even more commitment to-  Cystic Fibrosis!
I am the mom of two sons with CF 19 (at ISU) and 16- sophomore at ADM HS.
On May 12 the FDA is holding a hearing on a miracle medication which will be a game changer for my boys and all those who have the genetic combination of double deltaF508.
I would love to help get the information out to Iowan's about this amazing breakthrough happening!  I decided to go to the hearing - I simply need to be there... and my 19 year old son will be done with finals and is going as well.

We started a go fund me - and people have rallied - we are nearly funded to go - I was waiting to reach out to you until we had that part nearly done, as my focus is not on "us"; however, the cause!  I was on the subcommittee for the Iowa Health Department when we got the bill passed for ALL newborns in Iowa to be tested for CF and just Have to be in DC for this! Information about the trip.

Pulmonary-Allergy Drugs Advisory Committee Meeting Announcement
The CF walk in Des Moines is on May 16 and it would be wonderful for people to SEE their donations to CF are making a difference, AND to encourage them to see the need for dollars now! Great Strides Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Additionally, the timing of the FDA doing this on May 12 is amazing as May 13 is rally day on Capital Hill for Eating Disorder Awareness!
Without a shadow of a doubt, I knew I was supposed to be going to DC this month! I hope you will be able to help spread the word!

- Michelle

Michelle Roling - Sharing is Healing
1412 HyVue Street
Adel, IA 50003
Phone: 515-231-3918
BHomeCare Services, Inc. Congratulates Aides
HomeCare Services of Dallas County - Adel Iowa HomeCare Services, Inc. of Dallas County wants to congratulate 2 of our Home Care Aides for their years of dedication and caregiving to their clients!

Diane Love, 15 years and Suzee Porter 10 years. Now that's what I call true commitment and love of your work! Thank you!!! - Deb Anderson, LBSW

Homecare Services, Inc. of Dallas County
101 N 9th St. * Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4531
BISU Extension and Outreach News & Events
ISU Extension Dallas County Iowa
ISU Ext. Babysitting Courses ISU Ext. to Offer 3 Babysitting Courses this June

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Dallas County is ready for the return of a popular summer youth program - Babysitting Clinic.

This two-day workshop for youth in grade 5 and older is designed to teach essential child care skills. In 2015, the program is being offered in three Dallas County locations.

"The number one thing we provide in the Babysitting Clinic," said Lisa Mickelson, Extension Educator,
"is to prepare youth with how to handle situations that may arise while they are providing care for infants and young children. We give them the skills and knowledge necessary to ensure they are the best babysitter they can be."

The Babysitting Clinic will address safety, essential information to gather from families, nutrition and age-appropriate toys and activities.
Guest speakers will include Dallas County EMTs to cover compression-only CPR training and basic first aid. Law enforcement officials will also be present to discuss proper emergency handling. Twenty seats are available for each workshop series.

For more information, contact Extension Educator Lisa Mickelson at (515) 993-4281 or Please visit to download a registration form.

Dallas Center Memorial Hall
Wed., June 3 and Thurs., June 4, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Registration deadline is May 27.

Perry Town Craft Center
Wed., June 10 and Thurs., June 11, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Registration deadline is June 3.

Waukee Public Library
Wed., July 15 and Thurs., July 16, 1-4 p.m.
Registration deadline is July 8.


Dallas County ISU Extension Office
28059 Fairground Road
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4281
Fax: (515) 993-1027
BBrick Street Barbecue Time
Brick Street Barbecue Adel Iowa With Spring upon us it's time for some tasty  smothered Baby Back Ribs from Brick Street Barbecue. Order Today!

Call Merle from Brick Street Barbecue at (515) 250-1687. His technique results in the most tender, flavorful and delicious BBQ dining experience you'll find.

Brick Street Barbecue
29048 Prospect Ave
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-3049
BHarvey's Ribbon Cutting Open House - May 8
Harvey Greenhouse - Adel Iowa
Valerie and Mike Sutton, Hoyt, Paisley, and Krue  - New Owners of Harvey's Greenhouse and Adel Flowers and Gifts
Please join Harvey's Greenhouse on Friday, May 8th at 3:00 pm for our Ribbon cutting and Open House.

We welcome you to be part of this celebration.

Harvey's Greenhouse was established in 1901 by Cyrus E. Harvey. It started off as a nursery, offering a wide selection of trees, berry plants, shrubs, flowers, and fruits.

Cyrus sold the business to his nephew, John W. Harvey in 1922. John purchased the current location in Adel in 1956 and he then sold the business to his son, Don and Mary Harvey in 1976.

This Spring, Harvey's Greenhouse was sold to Don and Mary's granddaughter, Valerie and Mike Sutton. One Hundred and Fourteen years of business in central Iowa from one family.

Mike and Valerie are both originally from Adel and will be moving back this summer. They have 3 children, Paisley (8), Hoyt (4), and Krue (3). Valerie studied Horticulture in college and Mike studied Animal Science. Both ended up in the underground construction industry and currently operate Midwest Augers, Inc., a horizontal auger boring business.

The two businesses happen to fit together nicely with Harvey's busiest season in the 1st and 2nd quarters and Midwest Augers in the 3rd and 4th quarters. Mike and Valerie credit their outstanding employees for making all of this possible. Outside of work, The Sutton's spend their time cheering on soccer games, applauding dance performances, worshiping God, and visiting Disney World.

The Sutton's plan to uphold the traditions and offerings of Don & Mary Harvey, but also plan to expand and grow the business. Harvey's currently offers a wide variety of Cactus and Succulents, Herbs, Annuals, Perennials, Tropicals, Scented Geraniums, Water Plants, House Plants, Vegetables, Trees, Shrubs, and a full service Florist. Harvey's prides themselves in growing the items that you won't find elsewhere, including vintage, rare, and brand new selections. The greenhouses are open year round and visitors are always welcome.

Don Harvey
Don Harvey
Harvey's Greenhouse

611 Nile Kinnick Dr. S.
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-3916
Facebook: Harveys-greenhouse

Adel Flowers and Gifts
Located inside Harvey's Greenhouse
611 Nile Kinnick Dr. S.
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4884
B2015 Iowa Clay Festival May 9th & 10th
Penoach Vineyard Winery Nursery Adel Iowa
Iowa Clay Festival - Adel Iowa
The public is invited to attend Iowa's only Iowa wine and Iowa Pottery event.

The 3rd annual Iowa Clay Festival at Penoach Winery, 26759 N Ave., Adel, IA, will be May 9 and 10, from 10 am to 4 pm both days. No admission charge.

Nineteen Iowa Potters will be displaying, demonstrating, and selling their craft beside the vineyard in this one of a kind central Iowa wine and pottery event.

Sample wine, visit with the potters, and stroll among the pottery displays. Perfect shopping location for Mothers or Fathers Day gifts.

For additional information, visit, phone 515-993-4374, or email

Penoach Winery opens it's Sunset in the Vineyard concert series on May 29, 7-10 pm with the music of Hot Tamale and the Red Hots. Brick Street Barbecue will he on location selling their fantastic sandwiches.

Penoach Winery
26759 N Avenue
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4374
Facebook: Penoach-Vineyard-Winery
BJoin Putts Fore Mutts May 17th
2015 Putts For Mutts AHeinz57 Pet Rescue and Transport  in De Soto will be holding its annual "Putts Fore Mutts" charitable Golf Outing on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at Terrace Hills Golf Course in Altoona located just minutes from Prairie Meadows.

Participants will enjoy 18 holes of golf with cart and greens fees included, lunch served on the course, meet and greets with adoptable dogs, hole contests, raffle drawings and a silent auction. "Who Let the Dogs Out" shotgun start begins at 8:00 am.

Proceeds from the outing will benefit homeless, injured and abused dogs in and throughout Iowa and enable AHeinz57 to continue to transport death row dogs scheduled for euthanasia from traditional shelters to no kill shelters across the Midwest.

"This is our 2nd annual and we hope to bring together members of the community for a fun-filled day of celebration, awareness, and fundraising," stated event chair Mark Gilchrist, "because of community support for functions like this, we are able to save dogs from euthanasia, abusive situations and homelessness"

Amy Heinz, President and Founder added "Every dollar raised goes towards saving lives and increasing awareness. This day allows for golfers and members of the community to give back to those without a voice and have a great time doing it."

AHeinz57 is currently welcoming sponsors and golfers. For more information and registration information, visit or email them at

AHeinz57 Pet Rescue & Transport
Phone:  (515) 834-3016
BUMC Evening of Love Songs - Thank you!
UMC Evening of Love Songs Let's be honest, we know why it all came together! Praise God for the wonderful weekend of the 25th Anniversary Evening of Love Songs.

Thanks so much to each of you who were there, for those of you who prayed, for the performers, for the cooks, for the youth, for...well, for everything.

Each and every one of you played a part in a successful weekend of beautiful music and beautiful friendship.

We have raised over $2500.00 to put toward the 2015 Mission Trip! So generous of all of you. Wow. - peace and laughter, kb

Adel United Methodist Church
115 South Tenth Street
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-3791
BRiver Valley Golf Course Spring News
River Valley Golf Course Hello, A lot of exciting things are going on this season at River Valley Golf Course.

The early Spring weather has been great for getting this season off to a great start.
The course is looking great and we have started quite a few new projects already to continue improving things out here.

We have new yardage markers, bunker rakes, and boundary markers around the course this season.

On the course, we are seeding in a few fairway bunkers, reshaping a couple par 5s, and adding some new forward tee boxes. We are excited to be out on the course working hard to continue improving the course so that you all can come out and enjoy it with your friends and family.

2015 Course Events:
Men's League Subs: Tuesday Evenings at 5:30pm - Please checkout website for more details, or call proshop.

Ladies' Night: Thursday Evenings at 5:30pm Starting May 14th - Please checkout website for more details, or call proshop.

Junior Clinics: June Session (15th-18th) July Session (6th-9th) - Please checkout website for more details, or call proshop.

Fundraiser Outings: Please checkout website for more details.

We hope to see you out here for some fun on the course soon!

River Valley Golf Course Thanks,
 Curt Wahlert
General Manager

River Valley Golf Course
22927 Valley View Trl
Adel, Iowa 50003
BBASE® ERISA Wrap Offers Another Layer of Protection!
BASE Adel Iowa Avoid $110 per-day per-employee Department of Labor penalty in the event of an audit with the BASE ERISA Wrap.

In March, BASE announced a new ERISA compliance service offered through the BASE ERISA Wrap.

The federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) mandates that employers/plan administrators must provide an SPD to each participant and that ERISA-covered plans be maintained in accordance with a written Plan Document.

Many businesses mistakenly assume that insurance contracts, certificates of insurance and benefits summaries fulfill the ERISA requirements for an SPD and Plan Document, but they don't include the required or recommended provisions that protect the plan, the employer and plan fiduciaries.

Why do you need it?

ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act) requires employers who are plan administrators of their health and welfare benefit plans to maintain and distribute Summary Plan Descriptions (SPDs) to plan participants, while maintaining a written Plan Document to be made available to plan participants and beneficiaries upon request for every benefit you sponsor. While BASE® currently provides an SPD and Plan Document for your Premium Only Plan, if you sponsor any other benefits such as health insurance you may be out of compliance.

Quick Facts
  • Virtually all employers who offer or sponsor benefits, regardless of size or number of participants must have an ERISA Wrap.
  • In a random-sampling of plans by the Department of Labor, 7 out of 10 plans failed to comply with some aspect of ERISA's provisions.
  • If you offer any type of health and welfare benefit plan (ie. medical plan, dental plan, Health Savings Account (HSA), prescribed drug plan, etc.), you must supply your employees with Summary Plan Descriptions and written Plan Documents.
  • Insurance contracts, certificates of insurance and benefits summaries do not fulfill the ERISA requirements for an SPD and Plan Document.

BASE is a local Adel company providing employee benefits and compliance services to businesses across the country. Let us help you make sure you are fulfilling DOL requirements in the event of an audit by calling 1-888-386-9680 or visit to learn more.

601 Visions Pkwy
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-5050
BMother's Helper Available in Adel
Adel Mothers Helper Mother's Helper Available in Adel.

Contact Maggie at 515-360-9850 for those days you need a few hours to run errands, or get things done around the house.

I am available to take the kids to the library, park, bike rides/walks, and aquatic center.

Rate based on hours/number of children.

Maggie Rooney
BOutdoor Quilt Show and Sale June 20th
Adel Quilting Company - Adel Iowa Little Sister's Outdoor Quilt Show is Saturday, June 20 from 10 am to 4 pm at Adel Quilting & Dry Goods Co, 909 Prairie Street.

Contact the shop to enter your finished quilt at 515-993-1170.

Hand made items will be for sale with proceeds donated to Adel Library.

This year the event will also include a quilt block challenge benefit for Dallas Co. 4-H.

Adel Quilting and Dry Goods
909 Prairie St.
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-1170
Facebook: Adel-Quilting-Dry-Goods-Co
Adel HealthMart - Your Local First Stop!
Adel HealthMart Ad Our Adel HealthMart pharmacy specializes in serving our community with fast, friendly, professional service and the highest-quality health products.

You'll always work with somebody at our pharmacy who greets you by name, and our pharmacists take the time to counsel you and answer your questions.

Visit us for all your healthcare needs!

Check out our facebook page and while you are there be sure to "like" us!

Adel HealthMart - Adel IowaHours:
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

  Adel Health Mart
Phone: 515-993-3644
Fax :515-993-4714
After hours Emergency: 515-333-2959
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We are pleased to be a part of Dallas County Toddlerfest again this year, which takes place at the Dallas County Fairgrounds on Saturday, May 2nd from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.  


Bring out your little ones for crafts, activities, face painting, princesses, a petting zoo and appearances from the Science Center of Iowa and Blank Park Zoo.  


Each child will even receive a free book! This event is sponsored by 4R Kids and the Dallas County Library Association.


Garage sales are finally back this month! They take place on the second floor of the library, every last Friday and Saturday of the month.


On Fridays, the sale goes from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and on Saturdays from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. The garage sales have lots of household and outdoor items and every month there are new items added that have been donated from the community.  


All garage sale profits to go our Friends group.


We are also putting on a very fun program this month called Old Magazine Day. Join us as we look through ads and stories in magazines from way back when.  


Adel resident Gladys Harvey is nice enough to share her special collection with us. Come reminisce as we take a look back at a different time. If you have any old magazines that you would like to share with the group, feel free to bring them!  


We hope to see you on Friday, May 15th at 10:30 am.


We are especially excited for our Evening Book Club this month, as we will be reading a book written by a Woodward resident, Karen Weir-Jimerson.  

Her book is called So Much Sky and we will hold the book discussion and get a very special author visit from Karen on Thursday, May 28th at 7:00 pm. We welcome everyone to this discussion and presentation; you do not need to be in the book club to join us.  


We will also hold our Brown Bag Book Club on Thursday, May 14th at 12:00 pm; we will be discussing The Lightening Thief by Rick Riordan.


Just a couple reminders: we will be taking the month of May off from our regular story times in order to get ready for our Summer Reading Program.


Don't worry though, there will be plenty of stories, crafts and dancing to come in the month of June!  


We will also be closed on Monday, May 25th in observance of Memorial Day.  


The library staff will be getting reading for the Summer Reading Program Sign-up, which takes place the day after, on Tuesday, May 26th!  


Our theme this year is Every Hero Has a Story. Be sure and stop in on that day to get your summer reading calendar and the rules for the program.  


You definitely won't want to miss our Summer Reading Kickoff, which is in on Friday, June 5th at 10:00 am! We will have a very special guest to help us kick off the program and we will give you just one clue: Blank Park Zoo.


There will be a library board meeting on Tuesday, May 5th at 5:00 pm.  


There will also be a Friends of the APL Foundation Annual Meeting on Thursday, May 7th at 6:30 pm.  


As always, we will be holding a Classic Movie Monday this month. It will take place on Monday, May 11th at 2:00 pm; we will be showing An American in Paris.  


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303 S. 10th St.
Adel, Iowa 50003
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Recipe of the Month
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Taco Dip


My kids remember some weird things from their childhood. I guess you never know what will stick around.  


The girls were reminiscing recently about visiting their relatives and the way they were spoiled on each trip: sugary cereals, ice cream sundaes before 10am, a never ending supply of peanut butter M&Ms, Cream Horns, and Snapple.


It wasn't that we never had these things in the house; we simply had them on special occasions. But to three little blonde girls of 5, 7, and 9 the seemingly endless smorgasbord was a slice of heaven.


What surprised me about the conversation wasn't the talk of junk food- it was the huge smiles that crossed their faces as they talked about margarine.


Their grandmother had a favorite brand that came in a red plastic tub that she saved to use as snack bowls. The bowls were perfectly sized for a heaping serving of ice cream, a happy kid's sized serving of Cheetos, or their favorite- grandma's taco dip and tortilla chips.


The girls sat talking and laughing about the famous taco dip, all claiming that it just didn't taste the same without the red bowl.  


The conspiracy theorist in me suspects it was just the leaching of red dye and chemicals from the not to be recycled plastic, but the girls refuse to hear it.  


Those bowls made all the difference and to this day each have purchased a tub of Fareway margarine to complete their collection of dishware.


This month I share with you the taco dip recipe that has never been altered from the mass-produced recipe found on the back of a can of re-fried beans.  


You can change the recipe if you want, just know that it won't taste the same without the red bowl.


Classic Taco Dip



1 can Refried Beans

1 bottle Taco Sauce

1 bag Finely Shredded Cheddar Cheese

2 Tomatoes, diced

1 container Sour Cream

1 small can Sliced Black Olives

3 Green Onions, diced


Spread the re-fried beans in an 8x8 pan with deep sides.


Continue layering each ingredient in the order listed above.


Reserve 1 cup of cheese to use as the top layer.


For best results, refrigerate the taco dip for an hour before serving.
Holiday Flags
Proud American

The Adel Lions will place a flag on your property for these holidays: Memorial Day, Flag Day, 4th of July, Labor Day and Veteran's Day.

The cost for this great service is just $20 for the year.

The Lions and the Adel Boy Scouts make the journey early in the morning setting up the flags and later in the evening they gather them.

The proceeds go to the good causes that the Lions Club do
in Adel.

Terry Traveller -
Reviews Rendezvous Restaurant & Lounge
Rendezvous Lounge - Adel, Iowa

Hello fellow travelers! Terry here, with another great Adel business review.


This month I visited the Rendezvous Lounge on Main Street, a local bar with a great menu.


I've always wanted to try out the Rendezvous Lounge and got the chance to stop in as the façade project was underway.   


I remember when it was a simple doorway with green frosted glass, and the latest updates have returned the local haunt to its historical pride, creating a welcoming gateway.


I snooped through the menu of good ole fashion bar food and more, then ordered the truest test of quality- a burger with fries and a cold draft beer.  


The bar reminds me of classic Americana and small town charm.  


A favorite of those who frequent the bike trail, this is a great stop to recharge.    


Rendezvous Lounge Poster - Adel Iowa


That love can be seen on the ceiling tiles, which have been lovingly hand painted to represent the various cycling teams that call the Rendezvous a favorite stop. 


And with plenty of bike-night themed events throughout the summer, it has always been a welcomed oasis for visitors and locals alike.


My food arrived quickly, hot and fresh. The burger was perfect- a flavorful and juicy patty topped with gooey cheese between soft buns- no need for condiments for this traveler. The fries were crisp and salty, great with ketchup and good for dipping.  


I'm not one for toppings, though many have told me that the bacon, lettuce and tomato combo is a big hit.


I enjoyed my leisurely lunchtime beer pairing which seemed almost required by the setting. 


I highly recommend the Rendezvous Lounge for a quick lunch, fun dinner, or evening gathering of friends.  


Be sure to stop by and check out the new storefront and try any of the awesome menu items available. You won't be disappointed!


-Terry Traveler


Rendezvous Restaurant & Lounge

909 Main St.

Adel, IA 50003 

Phone: (515) 465-5854

Facebook: Rendezvous-Lounge/117340444952244 


Terry Traveller
CPR/1st Aid Training for Infant and Small Child May 9th
CPR Class - Adel Iowa

CPR/1st Aid Training for Infant and Small Child

John's Charity works with a certified CPR/1st Aid Instructor to provide a free will donation training that focuses on infant and young child CPR, 1st Aid & Defibrillator classes.

Next training: May 9th, 2015 at ADM High School 10:00 am to Noon.

This class is limited to 24 participants.

This Is Not A Certification Class. This Class is to Teach/Refresh You on Infant And Small Child CPR and 1st Aid in case of an Emergency.

Please register by e-mailing or call (515)314-9171 to register by April 30, 2015.

Please include: your name, phone number & mailing address. We will confirm your registration by responding with a confirmation e-mail to the address you provide.

Free Will Donations greatly appreciated.

Honoring infants who have become angels. Helping to prevent child loss & benefiting organizations that assist in caring for & provide resources to families who have lost a child or infant in & around Central Iowa.

John D. Gomke Charity
PO Box 613
De Soto, Iowa 50069
Panther Creek Church Supper and Concert May 3rd
Panther Creek Church Adel Iowa

Everyone is invited to the Panther Creek Church of the Brethren on Sunday, May 3rd, for Hamballs and to enjoy a concert of Special Music, Handbells & Harmony.

The meal will be served from 11:45 am - 1:00 pm.

The concert will begin at 1:15 pm. A free will offering will be accepted.

Panther Creek Church of the Brethren is located at 24529 J Avenue.

Panther Creek Church of The Brethren
24529 J Ave.
Adel, IA 50003
Phone: 515-993-4096
Mother's Day
May 10th
Mothers Day - Adel Iowa

Mother's Day is Sunday, May 10th, 2015.

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.

Penoach Winery is a great place to go for a few samples and a relaxing time.

Al Dente Toffee has a a great selection of handmade toffee for that sweet tooth.

Fareway has great steaks, brats and other items for that perfect grilling event.

Take Mom out for a meal or treat at one of Adel's Great Restaurants and Cafes:
  • Adel Dairy Shoppe
  • Brick St. Books & Cafe
  • Casa de Oro
  • Italian Villages
  • Patrick's Restaurant
  • Rendezvous Restaurant
However you celebrate the day, don't forget to tell mom "Thank you"!
7th Annual ADM All Alumni Soccer Game - May 29th

The ADM Alumni Association Alumni Soccer Game is Scheduled and Looking for Players.

The alumni soccer game will be played Friday, May 29th, at the ADM Stadium.

The Women will kick off at 6:00 p.m. and the Men will go at it at 8:00 p.m.

Those alumni that are interested in playing, please contact Bill Shields at or Troy Swigert at (515-664-5885) for additional information.

ADM Alumni Association
P.O. Box 122
Adel, Iowa 50003
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