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"Helping the World Discover Adel" - Vol. 104 June 2017
I tried to cut my grandson's hair. We always go uptown for his haircut. He's been going to Jenny since he was a year old. Why I tried is a mystery now, but I had the clippers and scissors. I can do this. After all, my Dad cut our hair one summer.

It started well, then as I was cleaning up his neck, he sneezed... I should have stopped... but I  tried to "fix" it.

Then I saw a memory of my Dad telling my mother that there was a reason Barber's went to school and that he was done cutting our hair. So I loaded up the grandson and headed to the Barber Shop where Jenny proved her skills as a barber and repaired what I had started.

I'm sure my Dad is chuckling in Heaven. I've promised to never cut hair again, but I now truly appreciate what Dad did that summer.

To all the Dad's and Grandpa's this June, have a Happy Father's Day and Thank you!

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

Adel Chiropractic

Adel Chiropractic David Duroe
Dr. David Duroe
Dr. David Duroe -
Adel Chiropractic

This month, the Business Spotlight features Dr. David Duroe and Adel Chiropractic!

For the past 22 years Adel Chiropractic has served the community as a health and wellness resource. Dr David Duroe, D.C. became interested in the healthcare field his junior year of high school.

"I wasn't sure which field to go into and was leaning towards Physical Therapy or Chiropractic. One of the great things about pursuing a career in Chiropractic is if you complete the two year Physical Therapy program while at school and pass the national board, you are able to provide Physical Therapy treatments in your office."

Dr Duroe graduated from the Palmer College of Chiropractic in June of 1990, the first and largest chiropractic college established in 1897.

"I started practicing in January of 1991 as an associate for a multi-doctor office until I started Adel Chiropractic in April of 1995."

"Chiropractic care is a natural approach to healthcare utilizing the body's own capability to heal itself. This is accomplished by analyzing the body as a whole, looking at structure as it relates to body function. Chiropractors look closely at the spine to detect interference within the nervous system which can negatively impact the body as a whole. Removing this interference promotes a healthier environment for healing."

According to the America Chiropractic Association, "chiropractic services are used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints [interactions between nerves, muscles, and bones] which may include back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints, and headaches." It is also true that the benefits of chiropractic care extends further, as Doctors of Chiropractic may also council patients on diet, nutrition, exercise, healthy habits, and occupational and lifestyle modification.

here are many conditions people seek care for, many of the problems are caused by repetitive motions. We all see this nearly daily: from people texting and playing games on their phones, which has you looking down for prolonged periods of times, to the worker that does the same motion for years. We also treat many acute injuries, from injuries at home to athletic injuries."

Dr Duroe uses many different techniques in his office, ranging from hands-on treatment to instrument adjusting along the neck, spinal column, hips, arms, hands, legs and feet.

Adel Chiropractic also offers Near Infrared Light Therapy. Exposure to Near Infrared Light has been shown to stimulate healing at a cellular level, systematically. NASA research has found that NIR Therapy can reduce inflammation and pain while triggering growth and regeneration in the cells.

Dr Duroe wants readers to know that chiropractic visits may be more affordable than we think, as treatments usually take 10-20 minutes. Adel Chiropractic also accepts many forms of insurance. Clients can rest assured that Dr. Duroe's goal is to help people live well.

"I feel one of the major misconception about chiropractic services is that chiropractors want you to keep coming back for [unnecessary] treatments. When treatment is started, the Doctor wants to monitor response to treatment, making sure the treatment provided is helping to stabilize or resolve the condition."

Dr Duroe is happy to share his passion for health and wellness with Adel and encourages residents to shop local for goods and services as often as possible.

"Keep in mind that, about ones health and healthcare, the choices are ultimately that of the patient's seeking the care. We as doctors try to create an environment within the body to stimulate healing."

Adel Chiropractic hours are by appointment only. If you would like to schedule a meeting with Dr Duroe discuss your health and wellness concerns, please call (515) 993-3664. 

Adel Chiropractic
203 Nile Kinnick Dr S
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-3664 
LSB Insurance - Adel Iowa
If You've Got It, We Protect It - LSB Insurance 

What ever you need to protect, LSB Insurance can help. 

We'll take the time to talk with you and find the right coverage and the discounts you deserve.

With over 25 years of experience, the Adel team of Lori, Josh and Sara, will be here when you need us.

LSB Adel Ribbon Cutting
LSB Insurance
312 Nile Kinnick South
Adel IA 50003
Office: 515-993-5663

"Protection You Can Bank On"
Adel Auto Supply NAPA

Adel Auto Parts NAPA
Hot Summer Deals this June at Adel Auto Parts!

At NAPA, we know accessories, like a 4 piece set of rubber WeatherTech floor mats in gray, black, or tan will keep your ride pristine.

And with a hitch mount cargo carrier with 500 pound load capacity, your accessories will work as hard as you do.

So you better believe we know Dad.

Adel Auto Parts - NAPA 
Visit Adel Auto Parts and let owner John Standley and his crew help you find the perfect Father's Day gift with a little NAPA Know How.

This month, purchase an American flag to help support our heroes with a $1 donation to the IFHF.

Support the brave men and women of our Armed Forced at:

Check out the June Specials Page for added Savings!

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

Monday - Friday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dallas County Sherriffs Special Olympics Car Show
9th Annual Special Olympics All-Wheel Show June 3rd

The 9th Annual Dallas County Sheriff's Office Special Olympics All-Wheel Show will be held on Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 on the Square in Adel, Iowa.

The Top 20 cars will be chosen by the participants.

Special Awards for Best of Show, Most Likely to be Stopped by a Cop, Bad Bike, Long Distance, and Special Olympics Athlete Choice

Event Schedule: Anything with Wheels is Welcome!
Dallas County Iowa Sheriff's Office
201 North Nile Kinnick Drive Box 187
Adel, IA 50003
Phone: (515) 202-5468.
Mikes Adel Power Equipment

Mikes Adel Power Equipment
Adel Power Equipment Customer Appreciation Day June 3rd

Mike's Adel Power Equipment is celebrating five wonderful years in Adel selling and servicing your personal and professional lawn care needs.

Join owner Mike Enos and family for food, drinks, and a special raffle drawing Saturday, June 3rd from 8 am-3 pm as they celebrate Customer Appreciation Day at Mike's Adel Power Equipment!

KIOA's Car-X Giveaway will be onsite from 1 pm-3 pm for your chance to enter to win a 1967 Oldsmobile 442! View the Celebration Flyer.

Mikes Adel Power Equipment

Mikes Adel Power Equipment
27836 Fairground Rd.
Adel, IA. 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4831
Facebook: MikesAdelPowerEquipment
Penoach Winery

Penoach Summer Series - Adel Iowa
Penoach Winery June Concerts  

Penoach Winery has two Sunset in the Vineyard Concerts this month!

June 9 * Chad Elliott - 7:00 - 10:00 pm.

June 23 * Abby Normal -7:00 - 10:00 pm.

Both concerts are free and kid friendly. 

We sell beer as well as wine, and food will be available.

Here's something to look forward to, two new hard ciders: Hard Apple and Cheeky Cherry!

Please, no dogs or outside alcohol. We know you love your pets, because we love ours too! But, we ask that your pooch be left at home when you visit the winery.

Service animals are always welcome!

Penoach Winery
Penoach Winery
26759 N Ave.
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4374
Facebook: Penoach-Vineyard-Winery
Merle Brick Street Barbecue
Enjoy Brick Street BBQ for One or Many this Spring and Summer!

If you're having an Event this Spring or Summer, give Merle at Brick Street BBQ a call at (515) 250-1687.

Mouth watering BBQ Ribs, Pulled Pork, Pork Loin, Chicken, Beef Brisket, and Beef Tenderloin. Merle can prepare the full meal or just the meat.

Whichever you prefer, you'll be glad you made the call! Our BBQ is a favorite of customers from New York to Alaska.

Brick Street BBQ
29048 Prospect Ave * Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-3049
Rendezvious Lounge - Adel Iowa
2017 BACooN RIDE 4 - June 17 Adel Stop is the Rendezvous! 

In the shadow of Adel's historic courthouse, located at 909 Main Street, is the Rendezvous Lounge.

Known by bicyclists for its popular Wednesday Steak Night and its Bike Team Ceiling Hall of Fame, the "Vous" will be welcoming BACoon riders with vodka lemonade station and cold tall boys in the beer garden.

Kue'd BBQ will provide Memphis style pulled pork sliders for registered riders. (chicken sliders, pork ribs by the bone and BBQ nachos will also be available for purchase as well to all)

With a full bar inside and a large patio outside, there's lots of space to enjoy your drinks and food. Super 8 will be rocking classic tunes throughout the event to keep you entertained.


This year the BACooN RIDE 4 will go in reverse and head counter-clockwise around the Raccoon River Valley Trail.

Rendezvous Lounge - Adel, Iowa
Combining a love for Bacon and riding, cyclist will travel through Waukee, Dallas Center, Minburn, Perry, Dawson, Jamaica, Herndon, Yale, Panora, Linden, Redfield, Adel.

More information can be found aon the BACooNRIDE website.

Rendezvous Restaurant & Lounge
909 Main St
Adel, IA 50003
Phone: 515-465-5854
Facebook: Rendezvous-Lounge
Adel Quilting & Dry Goods - Adel Iowa
Adel Quilting & Dry Goods Co. 2017 Outdoor Show June 17th

Visit Adel Quilting & Dry Goods Co. June 17th for our annual Outdoor Quilt Show from 10 am - 5 pm.

This event includes a sale featuring an assortment of hand made items from trivets to large quilts.

All proceeds from this event are donated to the Adel Library.

Adel Quilting Outdoor Show

Adel Quilting and Dry Goods
909 Prairie St. * Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-1170
Facebook: Adel-Quilting-Dry-Goods-Co
Brenton Arboretum
Brenton Arboretum Celebrates
20 Years June 9th

Brenton Arboretum Celebrates 20 Years - June Moon - Friday, June 9th, 2017 at 6:30 pm.

Join us for a barbecue dinner, drinks, and live music by Kevin Gordon under the Full Moon.

Help support The Brenton Arboretum's mission to bring joy to all through the beauty and knowledge of the natural world of trees. Details and tickets at:

Brenton Arboretum
Dallas Center, Iowa 50063
Phone: (515) 992-4211
Website: www.thebrentonarboretum.or
John D Gomke Golf Tournament

Adel Partners BAD Golf Outing
2017 John D Gomke Charity Golf Tournament June 10th!

There is still time to join us for the 7th John D Gomke Charity Golf Tournament at Lake Panorama National on Saturday, June 10th.

This event includes a double shot gun starts at 7:00 am and 1:30 pm, 18 holes of golf with cart, lunch, contests, prizes and much more!

So get your 4-some and join us to celebrate our Angel Babies and help prevent infant and young child loss during a fun filled day on a beautiful golf course!

Funds raised at the John D Gomke Charity Golf Tournament and John's Baby Step Run/Walk will allow us to continue to help families prevent and cope with infant and young child loss. Check out  to see details of where the money we raise goes.

Whether you are a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, teacher, neighbor or even a stranger, our mission could affect you! Please help us help prevent and help families cope with this unimaginable loss. Your support could help save a child's life!

Register via the golf tournament form, download and mail in, or online at
If you have questions please email or call us at 515.314.9171.

Please share with anyone who may be interested. We hope to see you Saturday, June 11th at Lake Panorama National!

John D Gomke Charity - Adel Iowa
John D. Gomke Charity Inc.
P.O. Box 613
DeSoto, IA 50069

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

2017 Adel Vacation Bible Schools 
Faith Lutheran Church: Maker Fun Factory - June 12 - 16th
Join us for a world where curious kids become hands-on inventors who discover they're lovingly crafted by God.
When: Monday, June 12th to Friday June 16th, 9:00 to 12:00
Kids 4 years old on June 1st, 2017 to the completion of 6th grade.
Register Online

First Christian Church: VBS - June 25th - June 29th 
When: Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:30pm - 8pm  (5:30-6:00 dinner * 6:00-7:45) VBS program.

New Hope Church: VICTORY by Go Fish- July 30 - August 3rd 
Join us for a fun filled pep rally theme where your children will learn who God is, what He has done, and what He promises to do. Most importantly the VICTORY they can have in Jesus! 
When: Sunday, July 30th to Thursday, August 3rd from 6-8pm 
Who: Children entering 4 year old preschool up to 5th grade are welcome.
Register Online 
Adel Family Dentistry
Special Smiles at the Special Olympics 2017 Summer Games

Dr. Kelly Sedars and his team at Adel Family Dentistry were proud to volunteer at the Special Olympics 2017 Summer Games in Ames on Friday, May 26th as part of the Special Smiles program.  

Special Smiles
offers the Special Olympic Athletes oral screenings, oral health education, personal preventive products, and information concerning needed follow-up dental care. 

Adel Family Dentistry - Special Olympics

Adel Family Dentistry - Special Olympics
LR: Kelly Meyers, Ali Gilman, Dr. Kelly Sedars, Karen Wilson, Erin Sedars
Adel Family Dentistry, P.C.

Dr. Kelly Sedars, D.D.S.
1202 Greene St. * Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-3701
Facebook: Adel-Family-Dentistry-PC 
Two Rock'n Friday's This June!

Nice Bangs June 2
Due to the rain on May 19th, Nice Bangs has been rescheduled to June 2nd.

Toaster covers a wide range of artists from Led Zeppelin, Sweet, Van Halen, and Cheap Trick, to Poison, Ted Nugent, Rick Springfield, and ACDC.

 Rock'N Fridays at the Adel Stage & Pavilion located at 10th & Main Street from 7-10 pm. Sponsored by Raccoon River Rental.

ThikAdelFirst - Rock N Friday
BYOB - Bring your own Basket of food and snacks, drinks regular or adult and enjoy the evening. Don't forget lawn chairs, friends and family. Sponsored by Raccoon River Rental.

Treat the whole family to a night of FREE entertainment! 

AdelPartners Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 73, 301 S. * 10th St., 2nd Floor
Adel, IA 50003
Email: Chamber@AdelPartners.Org
Facebook: AdelPartnersChamberOfCommerce
Adel Public Library
June Events at the Adel Library
Summer is finally here and our reading programs are in full swing!

We are excited to host Blank Park Zoo for the Kick-off of the Build a Better World! Summer Reading Program for all babies and toddlers, kids, teens, and adults on June 7th at 11:00 am or at 1:00 pm.

This is a repeat performance so we encourage younger age children to attend the 11:00 am program and school age kids to attend the 1:00 pm program, but please chose the best one for your schedule.

Each week, beginning June 12th, we'll have several opportunities for fun at your library:
  • Wee Read with kids of all ages on Mondays and Tuesdays at 10:30 am.
  • Messy Monday Crafts for kids of all ages every Monday at 2:00 pm.
  • We Sing with kids of all ages on Thursdays at 10:30 am.
In June we also have these fun kid activities:
  • Our first Summer Movie is "Rock Dog" on Thursday June 8th at 6:00 pm on the big screen.
  • Children's author and illustrator Tim Read presents a special "My Very Silly Monster" storytime on Wednesday June 14th at 2:00 pm
  • Local children's author Rebecca Jannie who "loves jammy dancing!"

    Join us for a special Jammy Dance on Thursday June 15th at 10:30 am when "she'll invite students to join in a pajama line dance, rubber ducky relays, a teddy bear toss, and a reading (or singing) of Jammy Dance!"

    This interactive program encourages students to explore rhyme and rhythm in stories and music.
  • Chip and Aunt Dot are back for another amazing magical show on Wednesday June 21st at 10:30 am!
  • Our second Summer Movie is "Lego Movie" on Wednesday June 28th at 2:00 pm on the big screen.
Every summer we enjoy having teens volunteer at the library during Summer Reading and this year we'll kick-off our volunteer program for all teens (from 7th to 12th grade) on Thursday June 1st at 4:00 pm.
Exercise with our Walk Away the Pounds group every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday at 9:00 am or join us for Tai Chi every Wednesday at 9:00 am.
Our lives are sometimes stressful, so come chill with us and Color me Calm each Tuesday at 1:00 pm.
Our book clubs meet twice a month; join us for lunch on Thursday June 8th at noon for our Brown Bag Book Club or come for our Evening Book Club on Thursday June 29th at 6:30 pm.
Our second Friends of the Adel Public Library Foundation Summer Garage Sale will be on Friday June 30th and Saturday July 1st in the second floor conference room.
Sign-ups for all summer reading programs began at the end of May and full calendars of events are available online or at the main information desk.

Information about the Adel Public Library and all of our clubs, events, and programs is available on our
r website at or you can follow us on our Facebook page.
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 - Shredded Dagwoods        
Before the days when sandwich shops were on every corner, we used to make our own party subs for picnics and family events.

I would buy a fresh loaf of Italian Bread, kid-friendly cold cuts (bologna, turkey, roast beef and ham were always crowd pleasers) and every type of sandwich condiment you could imagine.

I'd spring for what the girls called "fancy cheese" (aka swiss cheese) and smoked provolone to go with the cheddar. The girls would each take a station, prepping and cutting vegetables as I organized each ingredient into an assembly line.

I passed on the finer points of sandwich making, just like my Grandmother taught me: "yes, there is a wrong way to make a sandwich!" "Cheese goes on the bottom to keep the bread dry." "A small amount of mustard goes a long way." "There is a big difference between mayonnaise and salad dressing."  And the most important detail of all, "deli meat should be so thin you can read the paper though it."

The girls loved putting the sandwich together, and as the sandwich grew taller and taller, their eyes bigger and bigger. The finished product always looked picture perfect. It was a meal we could all enjoy, from start to finish.

In honor of Father's Day, a sandwich recipe that is kid-tested and Dad approved!

Shredded Dagwoods:
16 oz. Deli Ham (thinly sliced)
16 oz. Chicken Breast (thinly sliced)
16 oz. Roast Beef (thinly sliced)
16 oz. Smoked Turkey (thinly sliced)
4 oz. Pepperoni
4 oz. Summer Sausage (thinly sliced)

8 oz. Smoked Provolone (thinly sliced)
8 oz. Sharp Cheddar (thinly sliced)
4 oz. Swiss (thinly sliced)
Note: Havarti works as a Swiss substitute.

Italian Bread, sliced horizontally into Top and Bottom portions.
Romaine Lettuce, rinsed and dried
Red Pepper
Yellow Pepper
Sliced Olives (Black, Green and or "Exotic")
Vidalia Sweet Onion
Cucumber (thinly sliced)
Brown Mustard
Italian Dressing

Note: This is the basic layout, substitute or add Mayo, Bacon, assorted Cheeses, etc. to your taste.

Prepare your vegetables. All should be rinsed, dried, and thinly sliced.
Kitchen Tip: For a tender, restaurant-style sandwich, remove the crunchy triangular stem from the center of each lettuce leaf.

2. Stack individual slices of deli meat on top of the other; roll up.

3. Slice the meat rollup into pinwheels. Using your hands, toss pinwheels to combine.

4. Cut cheese squares into triangles.

5. Build your sandwich as follows:
a. Line Bottom half of bread with cheese, alternating Cheddar and Swiss.
b. Top cheese with Lettuce, Red Pepper, Yellow Pepper, Cucumber and Onion.
c.  Pile Meat onto sandwich, spread evenly from end to end.
d.  Drizzle Italian Dressing over sandwich.
e. Spread thin coat of Mustard on Top half of bread, add sliced Olives to inside top of bread, then stack.

6. Slice sandwich into 6-8 even pieces
Mara Nevins
Mara Nevins
Tori's Angels Benefit - June 24th   
Make plans to attend a luncheon and silent auction fundraiser on June 24th from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm benefiting Tori's Angels in support of Mara Nevins and her family.

Tori's Angels Foundation is based out of Panora and raises funds to support the families of children who have life-threatening medical conditions in Iowa. 

The idea of Tori's Angels Foundation began in July 2010 with a community breakfast fundraiser to assist with medical expenses of then five-year old Tori, who has had multiple heart surgeries. 

The fundraiser was so successful that the idea of the foundation to help other children with life-threatening medical conditions was born. Tori's Angels Foundation was created in June 2011 and was named for the community "angels" who generously supported Tori.

Tori's Angels - Panora Iowa

Tori's Angels is run solely by volunteers. There are no paid employees within the organization so 100% of the contributions made go to the families. The Foundation pays for all medical expenses not covered by insurance, including travel expenses to treatment (airfare or mileage, hotels, meals), co-pays, deductibles and prescription medicine.  Tori's Angels Foundation currently supports 21 area children and their families.
The luncheon and silent auction benefit on June 24th at ADM High School will highlight 4 year old Mara Nevins of Adel who is currently undergoing chemotherapy treatment for anaplastic empendymoma, an aggressive brain tumor. Mara underwent a surgery in December to resect the brain tumor and then had 33 rounds of radiation in Iowa City before beginning chemotherapy treatment at Blank Children's Hospital in Des Moines.
All the money raised at the event will go to support Tori's Angels Foundation.
If you would like to donate an item for the silent auction, please contact Erin Sedars at 515-975-3995 or drop off at Adel Family Dentistry at 1202 Greene Street during regular business hours. View "Tori's Angels-Mara Nevins" flyer for additional information.

Tori's Angels is a registered 501 (c) (3) non-profit charity, so donations made are tax deductible as allowed by law.
Adel Sweet Corn Princess 
2017 Sweet Corn Princess
Contest Information Aug. 11th 

Registration is now open for the 2017 Adel Sweet Corn Princess Contest!

Girls entering 2nd, 3rd, or 4th grade during the 2017/2018 school year and who reside in the ADM district are encouraged to participate in this fun event.

The Princess and her court are selected by random drawing!

Sweet Corn Princess Adel Iowa

 View the 2017 Princess Registration form for more information and to register.

Adel Corn Princess Committee
For questions, please contact
Erin Sedars: 515-975-3995
Matt Ireland: 515-208-8021
Terry Traveller
Terry Reviews Adel's Fiesta Mexican Restaurant           

Terry Traveler here to tell you about the new happening spot on the historic downtown square in Adel- Fiesta Mexican Restaurant at 815 Main Street.

Now, you know I take my food seriously. A defined palette like mine can be hard to please so trust me when I say, I love this place.

Since the restaurant opened, I have become one of the regulars for lunch and dinner. The service is always fast and friendly; I often get my lunch to go in less than 10 minutes. Each visit the restaurant has been packed with happy families and dates, yet  the restaurant has a fast turn around so your wait is typically only moments.

Fiesta Mexican Restaurant - Adel Iowa
My all-time favorite dish is the Carnitas Tacos- three generous soft-shell tacos made with roasted, seared pork that is flavored to perfection.

The tacos are topped with diced vegetables, sliced avocado and cilantro and the dish is served with a side of beans. Make sure to try the mild green salsa that comes with; it makes the dish sing.

If you're really hungry, order the Carnitas- basically the same meal except you get even more of that awesome pork, yummy rice, beans, and all the fixings to build your own tacos.

Fiesta Mexican Restaurant - Adel Iowa
I've also tried the steak, chicken, and shrimp fajitas which were great in all their sizzled goodness, and the beef chimichanga which was two full meals in one.

If you're a fan of free chips and salsa before your meal they've got you covered, and they make the best margaritas in town.

Each visit I think I will try something new- every plate my friends try looks delicious- but I keep going back to those perfect tacos. I'm telling you: Totally Awesome.

This is Terry Traveler reminding you to think Adel first when you've got a hankering and try the new class-act in town, Fiesta Mexican Restaurant! - Terry

Fiesta Mexican Restaurant
815 Main St. * Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4404
Facebook: FiestaAdel

11:00am - 10:00pm

Terry Traveler
Facebook: DiscoverAdel.Terry
Adel Chocolate Walk Adel Iowa
Annual Adel Chocolate Walk -
Prize Winners Announced        

Thank you to everyone that joined in on the fun for the Adel Chocolate Walk, held annually on Mother's Day Weekend.

The destination stops this year were; Adel HealthMart, Adel Quilting & Dry Goods Co., Decor Adel, Brick Street Books & Cafe, Brick Street Bakery, and Studio Q 360. Each participating business drew for a $50 value basket of goodies.

The 2017 Winners Are:
  • Adel Healthmart - Nicki Stajcar - Adel
  • Adel Quilting & Dry Goods Co. - Nikki Hunt - Adel
  • Brick Street Bakery - Jessie Chumbley - Waukee
  • Brick Street Books & Cafe - Jessica Delp - Adel
  • Studio Q 360 - Kathy McEntee - Waukee
  • D├ęcor Adel - Leslie Balsay - West Des Moines
Studio Q 360
Order Father's Day Baskets Today - Studio Q 360

Taking orders now for Father's Day Gift Baskets, featuring Studio Q 360 Body Scrubs in three scents: Bay Rum, Barbershop Spice, and Roasted Oatmeal Stout. Supplies limited, starting at just $35. Call (515) 689-4754 to order today.

Summer is almost hear and that means its Sandal Season! I love wearing simple sandals to outdoor events but I hate what they do to my feet, ankles, legs, hips, and posture for days following.

Each season I hunt for good shoes, but it seems like an impossible mission. The shoes either look good and kill my feet, or the shoes feel like a dream and look like a nightmare. Let's be honest, sometimes, style wins over comfort.

So, how do we address the issue of sandals, heels, and flip-flops?

Here are Studio Q 360's Top 10 Ways to Survive Summer Sandals.

1. Find the best compromise you can. If you absolutely must wear flip-flops, try a pair with a thick sole that strap around the heel. If you're only considering flip-flops, rethink twice and go with a pair of actual shoes/ sandals. Sandals that wrap around the ankle cause our foot to be more stabilized than in flip-flops, with a good sole to support our stride.

2. Admit the shoes are just for show. Don't torture yourself for wearing cute shoes, simply admit you'll need some time to heal post event and prepare accordingly.

3. Make sure to wear brand new shoes for approximately 4-6 hours the week before the event. New shoes require a period of adjustment. Short bursts wearing the shoes help acclimate your feet.

4. Take time to stretch your feet, ankles, and calves to help keep your muscles limber. Visualize your toes as the tip of a pen and spell out the ABC's in the air. This will rotate your foot and ankle in all directions.

5. Spread your toes. We often forget how important our toes are to achieve proper balance. After wearing tight shoes, wear toe separators for 5-8 minutes, like those used when painting your toenails. Or, slide your fingers between your toes or a few moments as your rock your toes back and forth, side to side.

6. Drink plenty of water. Dehydration can lead to cramps, and you may be more prone to leg cramps due to the shoes. It always pays to stay hydrated!

7. After a long day of wearing the shoes, soak your feet in hot water with Epsom Salts for 5-10 minutes. The mix will help relax you and aid the body in self healing.

8. Put your feet up. If reclining in a chair or sleeping on your back, slide a pillow under your knees. Side sleepers: slide a pillow between your knees and ankles. Stomach sleepers should keep a pillow under their ankles. This will aid in keeping your hips stabilized and help prevent over stretching of the muscles throughout the legs and feet.

9. Go barefoot. Walking around in the grass barefoot helps strengthen your feet and ankles. After a long day of wearing terrible shoes, going barefoot immediately may be uncomfortable. Instead, elect to go barefoot whenever possible the week before/after the event.

10. Get a massage! After a long day, weekend, or trip wearing cute but deadly shoes, book a massage. Take a moment to relax as your toes, feet, ankles, legs, and hips are treated to healing touch. A full body massage can help address any postural changes made from wearing the shoes and help reduce muscle fatigue.

Katrina Brocka, LMT
Studio Q 360
917 Main Street
Adel, IA 50003
Phone: (515) 689-4754
Facebook: StudioQ360
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