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"Helping the World Discover Adel" - Vol. 93 July 2016
It's Fair time in Adel! As a kid I couldn't wait to get to the fair. My mom would drive us boys and my cousins at 7:30 am so we'd be first in the gate. We'd stay until late in the evening. It was a glorious time of fair food, animals, carnival games, exhibits and demolition derbies. My Dad would join after getting off work.

We'd call it a night after my brother would take his third ride of the day on the "Space Twirler From Hades".  Word of advice, never stand too close to the rides that spin upside down.

This month we had the pleasure to sit down with Hal Wilson of Hal and Harry's Hawaiian Ice.

Terry is back with adventure of other worldly proportions once again putting our little explorer once again in the face of discovery.

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

Hal and Harrys Hawaiian Ice

Hal and Harry Wilson
Hal Wilson of Hal and Harry's Hawaiian Ice, Adel Iowa     

It's summertime in Adel! This month we are happy to bring you a slice of summer fun with an interview with Hal Wilson, owner and operator of Hal and Harry's Hawaiian Ice stand.

Hal Wilson was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii where shaved ice is the number one island treat. The number one question Hal gets asked- why did you move to Iowa?

After attending college in Florida where he played baseball, Hal moved to Seattle. With a background in art and an eye for design, Hal started working in the Giorgio Armani stockroom.
Hal and Harrys Hawaiian Ice - Adel Iowa
Stephanie and Hal

Hal met his wife Stephanie- an Adel native- while working with top west coast clothiers making tailored suits for CEOs of national companies like Starbucks and Costco, Seattle sport stars, actors and musicians like John Travolta and Usher.

The couple moved back to Adel to start their family and Hal worked as a buyer with Des Moines' high end retailers.

Today, Hal is a Clothier with Langel and Woods Clothiers in Valley Junction. These custom made, tailored suits are beautiful, clean, and elegant.

"Now, working with two partners, I work strictly by appointment. I help clients pick the lining, buttons, details; that's what I do every day. I make mens and women's suits, clothing, shirts, and slacks. Which is rare, different, and odd."

Hal and Harrys Hawaiian Ice - Adel Iowa
Harry Wilson 
2 years ago, Hal and Stephanie bought the Hawaiian Ice stand located in the Family Dollar parking lot in Adel. Hal and Stephanie liked the idea of a family-owned, summer business that their son Harry, now 10, could work at.

Harry buses tables, takes orders, and helps to keep the space clean with his parents by his side.

"This is our second home. For us, this is a summertime, seasonal gig and we love that. For Harry, its a nice summer job to build his work ethic and help build his college fund for later. All the tips are his, and he works hard."

Hawaiian Ice is powdery, shaved ice that melts in your mouth, unlike snow cones which are made with crushed ice and have a crunchy texture. A traditional Hawaiian Ice is made with red azuki beans that have been boiled, mashed, and sweetened.

The paste is scooped into the center of the shaved ice for an extra sweet treat. The paste is also ladled over the top of the finished dome.

Hal and Harrys Hawaiian Ice - Adel Iowa

You can get Hal and Harry's Hawaiian Ice served "Hawaiian Style" by adding a scoop of vanilla ice cream to the center or topping the dome with a magic shell cream topping.

Since the Wilson's took over the "sugar shack", they have added a few new flavors, tiki torches, seating, umbrellas, and Hal's collection of Hawaiian and reggae music.

Last year, parents commented that they were concerned with the sugar content, since the treat is simply ice and syrup. This year, Hal chose to post the nutritional value on his signage which has helped customers feel confident about eating their summer treat. A small Hawaiian Ice has the same amount of sugar as a 12 oz can of Coke, which is less sugar than a can of Mountain Dew, with zero fat.

Hal and Harrys Hawaiian Ice - Adel Iowa
Being health conscious parents themselves, Hal and Stephanie decided to add Sugar-Free options to the menu this year as well.

"I did my research. A sugar-free prepared syrup is available to buy but part of the sugar substitute they use is Sorbitol, which is a dietary laxative.

I said no way! Instead, my wife contacted a Tropical Sno business owner in Okoboji who shared her Splenda recipe with us. We'll be offering 4 sugar-free flavors: Blue Raspberry, Red Raspberry, Cotton Candy, and Strawberry."

There are 31 syrup flavors available at Hal and Harry's, with countless combinations available. The most popular flavor with the kids is Blue Raspberry because of its vibrant, neon blue color. A favorite flavor combination is Fruiti Pebbles which is a tie-dyed effect that tastes just like the cereal. Hal's favorites are Kiwi and Passion Fruit. During the interview we tried a Black Cherry Hawaiian Ice which was delicious. The flavors taste exact, not artificial, which is important to Hal.

Hal and Harrys Hawaiian Ice - Adel Iowa
"My wife and I are here 95% of the time because we want to know everything about the business. Its like my clothing, whether its a button or a detail, I want it to be right."

The shop is now open every day from 3-9 pm, and is a cash only establishment. Each day, there is a line waiting for the shop to open, and regulars closing the shop at dusk.

To make the experience even more special, Hal offers plastic holders and color changing spoons for free, which makes the summer treat an even bigger crowd pleaser. Hal and Harry's is also mobile and available for catering events.

Its true, there are times that Hal misses Hawaii, especially in late winter, but he often says that Iowa is more like Hawaii that you might think with our nice, thoughtful neighbors. For Hal, Adel is the best of both worlds.

For the past 12 years he's had a unique, high-end career in Des Moines, is able to get involved with charitable events and organizations like the Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce, Variety Club of Iowa and the Heart Ball, and still has all the benefits of raising his family in a small town.

Hal and Harrys Hawaiian Ice - Adel Iowa
"We want to teach our son that life is too short, that its important to give back whatever you can to those who are less fortunate.

When I die I want to say I taught him everything I could, and helped him be the best young man I could."

Hal and Harry's Hawaiian Ice
479 Nile Kinnick Drive South
Adel, IA 50003
Facebook: Hal-and-Harrys-Hawaiian-Ice
Lincoln Savings Bank
Breaks Ground in Adel

Lincoln Savings Bank held their groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, June 22nd at 4:30pm.

The bank will make this location their new, full-service branch, complete with a drive through and ATM. Lincoln Savings Bank is currently located at 805 Main Street.

The new branch location will be on the northeast corner of Greene Street and Nile Kinnick Drive. The official address will be 312 Nile Kinnick Drive South.

"This is just the first step to making this dream a reality for our Adel team and all of Lincoln Savings Bank," states Branch Manager, Tim Canney. "We cannot wait to have a new beautiful building to work in and for our customers to enjoy every day with us."
LSB New Bank Groundbreaking L -R LSB Ceo - Erik Skovgard,  Adel Branch Manager - Tim Canney and Tim Bohlen - Mortgage Officer

Lincoln Savings Bank plans to start construction in late 2016 with an expected open date for early 2017. The Adel location has had exponential growth and continued success in the 3 ½ years of its existence.

"We're a family here and we consider every one of our customers as part of the family here too," says Canney. "We know the drive through and ATM will be particularly appealing to both our individual and business customers, as it offers wonderful convenience and accommodates our customers' busy lives. We're here for them."

The bank continues to grow its footprint in the greater Des Moines metro market and looks forward to continuing their success with this new branch location. More Photos at the LSB Gallery of Groundbreaking Ceremony and New Bank Drawings

About Lincoln Savings Bank
Lincoln Savings Bank was chartered in 1902. Its parent company, Lincoln Bancorp, is a privately-held corporation headquartered in Reinbeck, Iowa. Lincoln Savings Bank's subsidiary, LSB Financial, extends the Bank's traditional banking capabilities to include Insurance, Wealth Management, Trust, and Real Estate Services.

Lincoln Savings Bank has over 250 employees that service the needs of clients from 17 full-service locations and 20 total locations. They serve both metro markets and rural county seat markets in Central and Northeastern Iowa. Member FDIC.

Adel LSB Team
Lincoln Savings Bank - LSB Financial
805 Main Street
Adel IA 50003
Office: 515-993-5663

Lincoln Savings Bank, Member FDIC
Adel Auto Parts and NAPA___s Get Back and Give Back Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fundraising Event_
NAPA's Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fundraising Event!  

Hot July Sales and Heartwarming Support during NAPA's Get Back and Give Back Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fundraising (IFHF) event!

Adel Auto Parts has been proud to help support the Intrepid Fallen Heros Fund for the past 5 years.

Each year, the IFHF supports the brave men and women of our armed forced who are suffering from traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as well as their families.

Show your support by purchasing the "We Believe In Heroes" NAPA IFHF t-shirt and bracelet for $15 at All proceeds will benefit the Intrepid Fallen Hero Fund.

Stop in Adel Auto Parts July 1st-August 31st where Do-It-Yourself customers can get back a $15-$25 mail-in rebate with a qualifying purchase of a NAPA Battery, Alternator, or Starter.

Adel Auto Parts and NAPA___s Get Back and Give Back Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fundraising Event_

Then, give back by electing to donate part or all of your rebate to the Intrepid Fallen Heros Fund. Get a free NAPA Racing/Intrepid Fallen Heros Cap with any $25 purchase!

Or, pick up a 3-pack of PEAK Microfiber Detailing Clothes on sale for $1.99. NAPA will donate $1 for every mail-in rebate offer redeemed and cap given away, plus 25 cents for each 3-pack sold.

All proceeds will be used to fund construction and operation of the IFHF's nine Intrepid Spirit Centers, which support research, and the diagnosis and treatment of military personnel and veterans.

Adel Auto Parts NAPA
Adel Auto Parts Corporation
809 Main Street * Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: 515-993-3212

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

Monday - Friday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - Noon
Dallas County Fair July 6th - 10th

The 2016 Dallas County Fair starts Wednesday evening and runs from July 6th - 10th.

Featuring Music, Carnival Rides, LiveStock, Shows, Races, Food and More!

Free Grounds Admission and Parking, thanks to the "Sponsor for The Day".

Dallas County Fair Schedule of Events


Dallas County Fair
P.O. Box 71
Adel, IA 50003
Phone: 515-993-3728
Fax: 515-993-6735
Facebook: DallasCountyFairIA
ISU Ext Office - Dallas County Iowa
ISU Extension and Outreach at the Dallas County Fair

The Dallas County Fair is a celebration of youth learning. From livestock projects to static exhibits, Dallas County is home to many talented, hard working 4-H youth.

Interested in having your K-3 grader join 4-H? Visit us at Clover Kids Day on Thursday, July 7 from 3-6:30 p.m. for pie and bubble gum blowing contests, crafts, activities and more!

Want to support 4-H in Dallas County? Bid on an item at the Dallas County 4-H Silent Auction. Bidding begins July 6 and closes at 3 p.m. on Sat., July 9!
4-H Clover Kids
4-H Clover Kids Day at the
Dallas County Fair July 7th

4-H Clover Kids Day at the Fair, Thursday, July 7th from 3:00 - 6:30 pm.

Enrolled 4-H Clover Kids plus their families and anyone interested in find out more about the 4-H Clover Kids program for K-3 graders are welcome to attend!

Gate admission is Free, thanks to the fair sponsors!

  • 3:00-4:00 p.m.: Bubble Gum Blowing and Pie Eating Contests sponsored by the Parks and Rec departments in Dallas County
  • 3:30-6:30 p.m.: Clover Kids Fun! including grain rescue tug-of-war, coding camp, crafts and more
  • 3:30-6:30 p.m.: Project Showcase and Communicating through 4-H Posters (participation open to enrolled members)
  • 5:30 p.m.: 4-H Family BBQ Dinner sponsored by the Dallas County Cattlemen and Pork Producers (enrolled families only)
More information in the Clover Kids Day at the Fair Flyer
Jeff Macomber
Free Canner Testing at
the Dallas County Fair July 8th

Free Canner Testing
, Friday, July 8th from 11 am - 1 pm in the Community Building

Bring your pressure cooker lid to the ISU Extension and Outreach booth inside the Community Building on the fairgrounds to have the seal and gauge tested!

ISU Extension Human Sciences Specialist in Nutrition and Wellness Mary Krisco will be on hand to answer all your food preservation questions plus give guests her favorite canning publications and recipes. View the Can Your Canner Can? flyer

Dallas County ISU Extension Office
28059 Fairground Road
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4281
Fax: (515) 993-1027
Modville-Prch Junkies Adel Iowa
Modville Welcomes The Brickyard Burger & Brews! August 6th

Coming to Modville - August 6th! The Brickyard Burger & Brews!

Modville is growing and we are Excited to announce that Modville will be the new home of Adel's The Brickyard Burger & Brews!

Tim Kellogg of West Des Moines, the developer of Cabaret West Glen & retired owner of Maxie's Restaurant & Lounge is bringing this new exciting establishment to Adel!

Stay tuned for this amazing transformation as the building is renovated and a 90' x 20' patio is created to accommodate all visitors to Modville who travel by bike/car/motorcycle/snowmobile/or foot!

The Brickyard Burger & Brews will feature steaks, burgers, brews, brunch and so much more! The launch party will be on Saturday, August 6th with live music in Modville!


Stay tuned for updates, photos, and information here on our Facebook page: Modville Porch Junkies for the latest details or join our VIP Lounge Club for email updates.

Now you can SHOP - EAT - DRINK - LOUNGE - LISTEN in Modville!

Welcome Brickyard Burger & Brews to Modville!!! Here's to making Adel a Midwest destination! Another reason why we love Adel!

Modville Porch Junkies - Adel Iowa
Modville - Home of The Porch Junkies
1802 Greene St,
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 868-4141
Facebook: ThePorchJunkies
Help Wanted: Administrative Assistant/Customer Service

Long time Adel business has an open Administrative / Customer Service Position that includes part time to full time hours with a competitive hourly rate.

Applicants should be proactive, hard working, a quick learner, outgoing and sociable with excellent communication skills.

Previous office and customer service experience is preferred, and general computer proficiency is a plus, but we will train. Applicants with basic sales experience are encouraged to apply.

Primary Job Duties Include: Answering phones, assisting customers in person, fulfilling customer orders, some accounts payable data entry work and assisting the general manager with day to day tasks.

Serious applicants may email resume and cover letter to:
Penoach Winery Events     

Penoach Winery
has two Sunset in the Vineyard concerts in July. Both are 7-10 pm.

July 8th is Planet Passenger in concert.

June 27th is Brother Trucker
in concert.

June 17th is Sangria Sunday 2-5 pm,with music by Dan Jones.

All concerts are free and food will be available. Bring your friends and enjoy the fruits of the vineyard.

Penoach Winery - Adel Iowa
Penoach Winery
26759 N Ave.
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4374
Facebook: Penoach-Vineyard-Winery
2016 Adel Sweet Corn Festival: Grand Marshall - Jim McNeill

The Adel Partners Chamber is excited to announce that the 2016 Parade Grand Marshal is: Jim McNeill.

Retired Chief McNeill was with the City of Adel for 29 years. While on the police force he was the Chief of Police for 19 years.

Jim was known for his leadership, reliability, expertise and ability to follow through. The respect he earned quickly translated into trust-the trust that he would always be consistently firm and fair.

Jim McNeill was also the disaster coordinator and he has seen Adel through its most common disaster-flooding.

The mitigation efforts he put in place including the berms throughout Kinnick-Feller Park and the portable dike system at the track/football field area has given Adel a sense of security that flood damage would be held to a minimum.

The Adel Partners Chamber had many great nominees this year and is thrilled to name Jim McNeill as Grand Marshal.

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
Facebook: AdelPartnersChamberOfCommerce
ADM Hall of Fame
New Night for 2016 Alumni All Class Reunion & Hall of Fame

The ADM Alumni Association is moving their All Class Reunion & Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony to Thursday night. Attendees can enjoy their personal class reunions and other Sweet Corn weekend festivities without missing out on the Fun!

August 11th, 2016 in the ADM High School Auditorium in Adel. There will be a reception from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the 7-8 Commons Area.

The ADM Athletic Hall of Fame Ceremony starts at 7:00 p.m. All are welcomed to attend.
ADM Alumni Golf Tournament
2016 Annual ADM Alumni Golf Tournament Tickets On Sale 

The Adel DeSoto Minburn Alumni Association invites you to join us Friday, August 12th, 2016 for the 14th Annual ADM Alumni Golf Tournament.

2 Shotgun Starts
at River Valley Golf.

Pre-registration is required to participate. Spots fill up quickly. Register Now to ensure your participation in the upcoming tournament!

For more information see our website: or contact Dick Wicks at (515) 993-4454 or
ADM Alumni Association - Adel Iowa
ADM Alumni Association
P.O. Box 122
Adel, IA 50003
Adel Partners Joins
Greater Des Moines Partnership

The Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce has joined the Greater Des Moines Partnership as an Affiliate Chamber.

Adel Chamber becomes the 22nd Affiliate Chamber of The Partnership

"This is an exciting day for the Chamber and the Adel Community," said Deb Bengtson, Director of the Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce. "Our Chamber strives to increase the quality of life and foster economic development in the Adel area, and I am confident that joining The Partnership will further help us achieve those goals.".. Read More

Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce
Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 73, 301 S.
10th St., 2nd Floor
Adel, IA 50003
Email: Chamber@AdelPartners.Org
Facebook: AdelPartnersChamberOfCommerce

Adel Public Library
July at the Adel Public Library

On Your Mark, Get Set . . . Read! at the Adel Public Library.
Over 670 people have signed up for our summer reading programs, which is a lot more than we've ever had sign up before.

Haven't signed-up? It's not too late!

Come join the fun, but remember all reading logs are due by July 22nd and our Top Reader Pool Party will be on Thursday, July 28th.
Join us for a Magic Show and Workshop with
Chip and Aunt Dot on Wednesday, July 6th at
2:00 pm. 
Chip and Aunt Dot will do a 30-minute magic show and then the kids will make and learn how to do their own magic trick.  
Our summer meeting of the Friends of the Adel Public Library Foundation will be on Thursday, July 7th at 6:30 pm where we'll be planning our annual book sale and discussing fall fundraising and programs.

All are welcome to come to the meeting and learn more about our Friends Foundation.
Professor Chip will give a fun Program on Science on Friday, July 8th at 2:00 pm.
Teens and Adults should come to the library on Tuesday, July 12th for a Coloring and Extreme Dot to Dots program at 2:00 pm!
On Wednesday, July 13th at 2:00 pm we'll be watching the classic family movie "The Sandlot" on the big screen.
Do you want to be on TV? KCCI, EMC Insurance, and the Adel Public Library are hosting a Read With Me event at Evans Park with Marcus Macintosh. Come to the park on Thursday, July 14th at 2:00 pm and enjoy a free book and a Popsicle!
Come and join Dallas County Conservation naturalist Mike Haulik on Friday, July 15th at Noon as we learn about the endangered barn owl.

At this Lunch and Learn "we will study their natural history, historic efforts to bring them back and our plan to return these birds to our landscape."
Have you ever wanted to learn how to play Chess? Join Mr. Vasto at his Chess Club classes in July on Tuesday the 19th, Thursday the 21st, Tuesday the 26th or Thursday the 28th.

Come to one, two, three, or even all four classes; each class meets at 11:00 am

How much fun would it be to learn how to be a clown? Come to the library on Wednesday, July 20th at 2:00 pm for a one-time only Clown College with Chip and Lots O' Dots!  
Our summer weekly kid's programs (Story Times, Messy Monday Crafts, Toddler Times, and Music Times) end the week of July 17th - July 23rd and won't resume until fall programming begins after Labor day.
Make physical activity a part of your daily life and create a personal wellness program by attending a Let's Get Moving physical activity workshop

Presented by ISU Extension and Outreach Specialist Mary Krisco at the library on Thursday, July 21st at 6:30 pm.

Adults must register at the library as space is limited.
Kids and Teens from 3rd through 12th grade are invited to join our Creative Spirits Painting Party on Friday, July 22nd at 2:00 pm.

Space is limited and you must pre-register for at the library.
Our Summer Reading Finale will be on Monday, July 25th at 11:00 am where the Science Center will be at the library with their Fantastic Forces program.
Our Friends of the Adel Public Library Foundation Summer Garage Sale will be on Friday July 29th and Saturday July 30th in the second floor conference room.

The library accepts items for the garage sale during regular business hours.
Don't forget the library will be closed in observance of Independence Day on Monday, July 4th.
Information about the Adel Public Library and all of our clubs, events, and programs is available on our website at www.adelpl.orgor you can follow us on our Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter!
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 -
Citrus Roll Ups  

When you have three daughters, you tend to buy three of everything. Sometimes you buy 3 identical items, other times you buy 3 similar items. When your house is full of chefs, you buy three Chinese cookbooks.

I bought three different titles, each with hundreds of recipes. Low and behold, one of the books was better received than the rest.

Yes, my daughters are fighting over "the good cookbook." A book I used many Sundays to cook family dinner, before I knew that everything I bought for myself the girls would one day assume was theirs to keep.

The other books are great, with recipes from countries that don't exist today. However, their memories are from "the good cookbook" which makes that one special. Luckily my daughters have high spirits and kind hearts- the family feud is nothing more than good humored jokes to steal it away from each other under cover of night.

In the end, I gave each daughter the book that was right for them based on their style. This month's recipe was created by my daughter who owns the largest and most complicated of the books, complete with recipe index written in dead languages, and she loves it.

Citrus Roll Ups
2 Chicken Breasts, sliced
1 Red Onion, thinly sliced
1 Red Pepper, thinly sliced
2 Oranges, sliced
1 Lemon, quartered
3 cloves Garlic, minced
1 tsp Crushed Red Pepper
1 tsp Paprika
1 tsp Ginger
1 tsp Tumeric
1/4 C. Water
1/4 C. Orange Juice
2 TBSP Soy Sauce
1 TBSP Sesame Oil
1 head Kale, chopped
3 Brussel Sprouts, thinly sliced
1/4 C carrots, shredded
3 tsp Olive Oil
1 Package Lavash, Naan, or Tortillas

In large bowl, combine Orange, Lemon, Garlic, Crushed Red Pepper, Paprika, Ginger, Turmeric, Water, Juice, Soy Sauce and Sesame Oil.

Muddle ingredients with wooden spoon, crushing fruit.
Cut the Chicken Breasts into narrow, fajita-style stripes. Combine with Red Onion, Red Pepper, and crushed fruit mix. Cover and Marinade for 1-3 hours in refrigerator.

Heat Olive Oil in large fry pan or Wok over medium heat. Remove Orange and Lemon peels from Marinade, add to fry pan. Cook for 3-5 minutes or until soft. Remove fruit peels from pan, discard.

Drain and cook Chicken, Onion, and Red Pepper while retaining marinade.

Add Kale, Brussel Sprouts, and Carrots to pan along with Marinade.

Cover and reduce heat to low for 7-10 minutes, or until Kale is tender and sauce is reduced by half, stirring occasionally.

If sauce is too loose, add 1 tsp Tomato Paste to thicken, cooking an additional 5-7 minutes.

Serve like Fajitas with your favorite flat bread, Lavash, Naan, or Tortillas.

Max Wellman at Free Friday Concert Friday, July 22nd 

The Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce (APCC) next Free Friday Concert Series is July 22nd, 2016, 7-10 pm.

Join Landmark Companies, Inc. as they host the Jazz and Cabaret sounds of Max Wellman.

This event is BYOB Bring your own Basket of snacks, food, and regular or adult beverage to the Stage and Pavilion. (10th and Main)

Adult beverages must remain on the stage lawn and may only be consumed during the events.  No food or drink will be sold. Bring your friends and family and don't forget the lawn chairs for this event. Max Wellman Concert Series Flyer.

Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce
Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 73, 301 S.
10th St., 2nd Floor
Adel, IA 50003
Email: Chamber@AdelPartners.Org
Facebook: AdelPartnersChamberOfCommerce
Terry Traveller
Terry Traveler -
Another Close Encounter    

Ah, Iowa summers. They remind me of New Mexico winters. Terry Traveler here, remembering another tale of questionable origin. But this time, the question of origin is out of this world.

You see, the questions of life, the universe, and everything have always played heavily in my mind and once, when I was young and bright-eyed, I had the notion that I could find those answers out there among the stars.

I was back packing through the southwest along the Extraterrestrial Highway- a span of road so dark I couldn't see my hand in front of my face, let alone the thumb I was sporting in an attempt to get a ride. I had just resolved myself that the search was hopeless when I tripped over a large, squishy lump. I apologized, as I often do with chairs or coffee tables, when I saw a flash of light reflected back to me.

Two large, dishpan eyes stared up at me from the huddled mass. I held my breath and tried to remember that book I had pretended to read about wolves in the third grade. Our eyes were locked as I slowly realized it appeared to be standing, long arms and slender hands on hips, with its gigantic head cocked to one side. I swear I heard it say, "Nice parka you got there."

A million thoughts raced through my mind as I stood frozen: ALIEN! Why hadn't I listened to my mother? I knew they were real! AHH! What was in those brownies? Can it read my thoughts? They weren't MY brownies, I was just holding them for a friend! ALIEN! ALIEN! ALIEN!

And then I passed out.

I awoke in the hospital several days later. The doctors claimed that I had been left outside the emergency room doors with a note pinned to my orange parka, "Idiot has Heat Stroke".

Apparently wearing a fur lined mountain coat was not the best choice for the dessert terrain. No one believed my story; instead I was told that I had been hallucinating from the heat, probably tripped over a rock, and hit my head.

When I got home I felt relieved to put the affair behind me and return to the truth of my gonzo journalism. That was, until a postcard arrived a few days later, postmarked Roswell, New Mexico. The message? "Nice parka you got there, Terry."

This is Terry Traveler saying, you don't have to believe me, but I know you want to.

Terry Traveller
Facebook: DiscoverAdel.Terry
Studio Q 360 - Adel Iowa
Studio Q 360 - Myofascial Release Effective for Many Conditions  

Myofascial Release (MFR) is gentle, sustained pressure applied directly to the skin to areas of tension and pain that helps to heat and melt fascia.

What is Fascia?

Fascia is connective tissue that surrounds individual muscle fibers, muscle fiber bundles, muscles, bones, nerves and organs.
It looks similar to a densely woven spider's web. Fascia is a continuous structure that exists from head to toe without interruption.

If, Harry Potter style, you were to magically remove your skeleton, your body would be able to stand and keeps its form thanks to fascia. With this in mind, we can begin to understand how each part of the body is connected to every other part by the fascia, like yarn in a sweater.

In its normal state, fascia is pliable, relaxed and wavy. It has the ability to stretch and move without restriction. When we experience an injury, trauma, scarring, or inflammation the fascia loses its pliability. It becomes tight, restricted, and a source of tension throughout the body.

These restrictions effect our flexibility and stability, and are a determining factor in our ability to withstand stress and perform daily activities.

Is Myofascial Release the right treatment for your pain?

 Research published in 2015 in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies found promising results when applying Myofascial Release  techniques to clients suffering from low back pain, fibromyalgia, plantar fasciitis, headaches, and fatigue.

Two high-quality studies of fibromyalgia found that MFR helps alleviate symptoms. The first study showed that ongoing MFR treatment reduced anxiety, sleep disturbance, and pain. The second study showed that MFR improved pain, sensory, and affective dimensions.  

Tennis Elbow
Two moderate to high-quality studies of MFR for computer professionals with tennis elbow showed large, significant and long-lasting reductions in pain, disability, and grip weakness.

Low Back Pain
A high-quality study showed that using MFR as an adjunct therapy to specific back exercises was effective in reducing pain and disability.

Limited Range of Motion
A moderate-quality study of hamstring and quadricep flexibility showed MFR was effective as stretching for improving range of motion.

Myofascial Release techniques can easily be incorporated into your next massage session. Book a massage today by calling Katrina at Studio Q 360. Mention you read this article on DiscoverAdel and receive a 10% discount!

Studio Q 360 - Adel Iowa
Katina Brocka, LMT
917 Main St.
Adel, IA 50003
Phone: (515) 689-4754
Facebook: StudioQ360
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