Vol. 46 August 2012
Dear Friend,

The Adel Sweetcorn Festival always falls around my second daughter's birthday. She loved the fact that there was a huge party on her birthday. A family tradition was, and is, to head uptown to get good seats for the parade. She and her older sister would detour to the bank to deposit her birthday money. The fact that she was 6 always impressed me, she would keep back five dollars and work the festival like a seasoned buyer getting the most out of that small amount.

The fact that the corn is free and that Dad bought lunch only helped. I have memories of her carrying bags of books from the library sale, a frisbee she got in the parade and a necklace home, and change she put in a jar to take to the bank on Monday.

This year promises to be another great festival as we take the grand kids on our time honored trek to good seats for the parade, a tour through the books at the Friends of the library Sale and maybe a necklace or two. After all, Grandpa is buying lunch.

In addition to the Sweetcorn festival, there are several events going on in the area.  This month we have an interview with Ralph Moisa II regarding his quest for cultural understanding and healing.

There's still time to register the kids for the first Annual Mega Sports Camp.

We have an update from the River Valley Golf Course, the latest events from Around Town, the Annual ADM Alumni Events, activities at the Adel Public Library, and much more!

Have a great August. We look forward to seeing you in Adel this month!



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In This Issue
Ralph Moisa II - White Eagle Multicultural Pow Wow
Marc Stephens Salon Now Studio 10
2012 Adel Sweet Corn Festival August 11th
ADM Alumni Association Sweet Corn Events
River Valley Golf Course - August Eventse - July Events
Brick Street BBQ - Cravings!.
2012 Mega Sports Camp - Fusion Curch
Around Town - Upcoming Events
Adel Public Library
What is DiscoverAdel.Com
BRalph Moisa II - White Eagle Multicultural Pow Wow

White Eagle Multi Cultural Pow Wow

The 13th annual White Eagle Multicultural Pow Wow is the only pow wow of it's type in the country and it's happening near Adel, Iowa!

Ralph Moisa II
We spoke with event founder, Ralph Moisa II, about this one-in-a-million gathering.

Ralph and Carol Moisa, along with dozens of volunteers and sponsors, have created a positive reason to unite central Iowa communities.

Their cause is valiant - "to break down the walls of misunderstanding and bring together individuals of different races"  - as inspired by their late son Ralph "White Eagle" Moisa III.

As a young man, Ralph experienced bigotry because of the color of his skin.

He remembers a time when he was not allowed to sit at the counter in restaurants.

This hatred could have overtaken him, but Ralph focused his energies towards raising his family.

He saw his son face similar racism as someone shot out the windows of their car and with each injustice, saw his son stand tall in his Indian pride.

In 1995 White Eagle passed away while trying to save a winged friend caught in a power line. The short story "Spirit Journey" celebrates Ralph's life as told by his father.

In his son's belongings Ralph found journals outlining a life he was unaware existed. They learned that their son had been visiting local schools to teach the children of the 7th Generation about his culture.

He wrote that by respecting his individual heritage and learning about the traditions of others, he would gain a greater appreciation for all and begin to mend the Sacred Hoop.

As Native Americans, the 7th Generation represents a significant turning point. Ralph explains that today's children live in a brave new world, answering questions their fathers could not imagine; making choices they could not understand.

The struggles they face in turn create new struggles for their parents who feel ill equipped to prepare their children for what lies ahead. This applies to families everywhere, of every creed and nationality.

The 7th Generation's significance and worldwide impact are the reasons to mend the Sacred Hoop.

The ever-expanding network of family, community, country and the world is joined together to form the Sacred Hoop. But the ties that bind us fray with each intolerant act, tarnishing the spirit of connectivity each race shares.

White Eagle dreamt of a gathering not only to repair these bonds, but also to strengthen them.

In 2000, Ralph and Carol organized the first Multicultural Pow Wow at Jester Park. As the event grew to more than 12,000 spectators, the 501c organization had to relocate to larger camping facilities at Hawkeye Antique Acres near Waukee.

This three-day event is fun and family oriented uniting costumes, pageantry, music, dance, performance art, and sports with the spirit of community.

Pow wow participants will witness first hand the spiritual power of the Grand Entry and Native American dances performed daily.

White Eagle Multicultural Pow Wow

Additional cultural displays will take place throughout the weekend by Los Ninos del Tepayac- featuring Mexican Folklore Dancing, Aloha Wind, Mirage Dance, HAPA Filipino Dance, Salsa Des Moines, music by Our Heritage Family Band, Malaika and her Mystic Angels, and the Japan America Society of Iowa featuring Taiko Drum and more!

See the full schedule of events online

On Sunday a giveaway will take place at approximately 3:00 p.m. This is an important Native American tradition that honors those who have joined together during the pow wow.

Ralph insists, "We would be honored to have everyone that attends the White Eagle pow wow also attend the giveaway Sunday afternoon."

Committee volunteer Scott Burke of Prairie Wind Arts in Adel has volunteered each year and looks forward to sharing the event with first-time attendants.

Scott recommends camping for the weekend to experience the full magnitude of the event. "You just have to go. It's like nothing you've seen before. You just have to experience it for yourself!"

Ralph "White Eagle" Moisa III continues to teach us that only by example can we instill in our children the tolerance and acceptance they need to make the best choices for all.

The White Eagle Multicultural Pow Wow hopes to bring together families and friends from around the world to celebrate our differences and find laughter in our misconceptions.

Volunteers are still needed. To learn how you can become part of this one in a million event, please contact

White Eagle Multicultural Pow Wow
August 24, 25 and 26th, 2012
Hawkeye Antique Acres off I-80 Exit 117 near Waukee
Parking: $5 per day or $10 weekend
Camping: $5 per tent, per day or $15 per trailer/ electric site per day

Marc Stephens Salon Now Studio 10  

Studio 10 Adel Iowa

Owners Lacey and Justin Reed have changed the name of Marc Stephens Salon in Adel to Studio 10.

After an extensive design search they have a new logo that is well suited for the studio and the great personalities of Lacey and her talented staff.

They're in the process of changing website and printed materials over to reflect the new name.

They've also added Manicure services including Shellac. Appointments are preferred but walk-ins are also welcome.

Tuesday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Marc-Stephens and Friends Salon
907 Main St.
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-3300
2012 Adel Sweet Corn Festival August 11th
2011 Adel Sweet Corn Festival
The Annual Adel Sweet Corn Festival is August 11th
, This annual event is Adel's way of saying "Thank you" to the community and to all who visit.

Come early, enjoy the parade, eats lots of corn, visit the many booths and enjoy the stage shows. This year marks the return of Sweet Corn Festival 5K.

As it gets hot, take a chance to check out the Air Conditioned Used Book Sale at the Adel Library. Be sure to stop by Adel Quilting and Dry Goods on Prairie St. as you head to the Library and at Garden Gates Antiques on your way back uptown. Don't forget to take a tour of the Adel Museum during their festival hours.

Stop by the American Legion Hall for breakfast and then burgers n brats throughout the day.

They'll have some of local artist Shawn Palek's artwork on display and for sale. He will be donating a portion of the sales to the Legion.

Artist Shawn Palek

The Sweet Corn Festival Schedule.
ADM Alumni Association Sweet Corn Events
ADM Alumni Banner The ADM Alumni Association has a series of events it holds during the Adel Sweetcorn Festival.

August 10th:
The 2012 ADM Alumni Golf Tournament is at 9 a.m. with a shotgun start at the River Valley Golf Course in Adel. (Registration is closed, but stop out and visit with old classmates and friends in the club house.)

The 2012 - 15th Annual ADM Alumni Association All Alumni Reunion will be held Friday, August 10th, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the ADM School Commons - 804 Nile Kinnick Drive South - Adel, IA.

Dinner will be available from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and served by the ADM After Prom Committee as a fund raiser.

The ADM Athletic Hall of Fame Induction ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. during the ADM All Alumni Reunion.

Class Reunions Scheduled for 2012:
Class of 1942 - Is joining with members of the classes of '43 and '44 to have a table at the All-Alumni Reunion.

Class of 1947 -  Get together during Sweetcorn Festival.

Class of 1952 - Will gather at the home of Larry Harper.

Class of 1957- Plans to celebrate their 55th class reunion.

Class of 1962- Is planning a reunion for both Friday and Saturday nights.

Class of 1967- Parade Spectacle and 45th anniversary get-together.

Class of 1972 - Plans are to attend the All-Class Reunion.

Class of 1977 - Saturday August 11, at the home of Dennis & Tawnia Olson.

Class of 1982 - Will be at River Valley Golf Course.

Class of 1987 - A 25th class reunion at Hilcrest Country Club Friday night.

Class of 1992- The class of 1992 has reserved Penoach Winery.

Class of 2002 - Is meeting Saturday, August 11th . at Penoach Winery.

Class of 2007 - Is planning to have a reunion at Shadoe Spieker's.

More information on each reunion can be found at Alumni's Reunion News.

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

BRiver Valley Golf Course - August Events
River Valley Golf Course Adel Iowa


Even though this heat has been pretty intense, our grounds crew has been working extremely hard to keep the course nice for you all. We have been putting hundreds of thousands of gallons of water on the course each day to keep our greens and tees in great playing shape. One nice feature of the fairways drying out, is that you can get a ton of roll out of your shots down the middle. 


For those players wanting to escape the heat, we still have our great twilight special going every night of the week. After 5pm up to 18 holes with cart is only $25 each. This is the perfect time of day to come enjoy a nice evening out on the course.

Also as the golf season continues on through the summer, we have many great tournaments coming up. Our website has all the details, or you can always feel free to stop out and speak with us about them. Most are 4-person scrambles and are meant to be fun, so they are great for golfers of all levels to come out and have a great time will supporting some great causes.  

With this extreme heat come some even hotter deals in the clubhouse! We have just gotten in a special buy on some Callaway Razr Iron Sets that are priced to sell quickly. If you are thinking about an upgrade, now is the time. We can also sweeten the deal by taking your old clubs in with Callaway's trade in trade up for some extra credit. Beyond the clubs, we still have many other great golf items on sale for all your needs.  

Everyone in Adel knows what August brings. The Sweetcorn Festival is well known, but what you might not know of is the ADM Alumni Golf Tournament the Friday before. This fun tournament brings together people from all different classes for a great day of golf. Also during this month, our clubhouse is a great place to host your next event. We have the facilities for receptions to reunions here at the clubhouse. Please feel free to come check us out!

All of us here hope to see you out here soon,



Curt Wahlert
General Manager

River Valley Golf Course
22927 Valley View Trail
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4029

Pro Shop Hours
7 a.m. - 9 p.m. Mon - Fri
6 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sat & Sun
(Weather/Temperature Permitting)

Range Hours
Sunrise - Sunset
(Weather/Temperature Permitting)
[Please avoid grass if frost covered]
Brick Street BBQ - Cravings!
Brick Street BBQ - Adel, Iowa


Are you craving BBQ... Brick Street Barbecue?

Visit the Adel Farmer's Market every Tuesday from 4-7 p.m., and you can enjoy our mouth watering BBQ during the Adel Sweet Corn Festival.

Brick Street Barbecue
29048 Prospect Ave
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-3049
Email: Email Merle Here
Website: www.BrickSt


2012 Mega Sports Camp - Fusion Curch
Fusion Mega Sports Camp August 6 to 10th
Now is a perfect time to register the kids for the 2012 MEGA SPORTS CAMP.

There will be Soccer, Baseball, and Football from 6-8 p.m., August 6th-10th.

Camp will be held at Fusion, just East of Adel and is open to Grades K-5th.

Cost: $10 per child or $20 per family.

Cost includes T-Shirts for children who pre-register for camp. Shirts will be available for walk-ons while supplies last.

Register Online at or call 515-993-5438 for more information.

Fusion Church
Sunday's 10AM
Hwy. 6 (just east of Adel)
Phone: 515.993.5438
Around Town
Adel Farmer's MarketFarmer's Market Tuesday Nights at Harvey Floral Co.

This year's market will run on Tuesday's from June 5th to September 25th, from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. New vendors have been signed on for this year along...Continue reading

Adel Parks & RecAdel Park and Rec. 2012 August Events

Here is the official listing of the Adel Parks and Recreation events for August 2012... Continue Reading

Farmland Leasing ISU University Extension Farmland Leasing Workshop

More than half of Iowa farmland is rented, and that percentage continues to increase due to the changing demographics of farmland owners... Continue reading
Adel Sweet Corn 5K2012 Adel Sweet Corn 5K Volunteers Needed

The 5K run is returning to the 2012 Adel Sweet Corn Festival, August 11th. This year's race will start and end at the same point with a new route. Starting time... Continue reading 

HIRTAMark Your Calendar - Aug. 7th - Leave the Driving to Us

Catch the bus to Prairie Meadows on Tuesday, August 7h. Enjoy a day of music, dancing, or other casino activities! Arrive approx 10 a.m. and leave at 3:30 p.m... Continue reading 

Construction in Adel New Construction for Adel Family Dentistry, P.C.

Adel Family Dentistry, P.C. is building a new dental office next to their current location to better serve their patients. The new office will open later this year...  Continue reading

Adel Quilt History2012 Customer Appreciation Days - August 23 24 & 25

Adel Qulting & Dry Goods Co is participating with 4 other Central Iowa quilt shops to host Customer Appreciation Days, August 23, 24 and 25th... Continue reading
Free Kids Closet - Adel, Iowa Free Kids Clothes Closet

Kids Clothes Closet is here to help with free clothing! Stop by the Kids Clothes Closet in Adel on the first and third Saturday of each month from 9-11am... Continue reading
Garden Gate Antiques Adel IAGarden Gate Antiques - Occasional Sale - 11, 12th.

Garden Gate Antiques  has changed formats to being an Occasional Store. Now Open One Weekend a Month from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. to better serve... Continue reading
Next To New Clothing Consignment Shop Adel, Iowa 2012 August Deals at Next 2 New!

Don't forget the Back to School Sales Tax Holiday coming up the first weekend in August on Friday the 3rd and Saturday the 4th.
We will be accepting... Continue reading
Sand Pail
Adel Aquatic Center Ground Breaking Ceremony

Photos of the City of Adel held a Ground Breaking Ceremony for the City's New Family Recreation Aquatic Center Friday morning on... Continue reading
Yoga Classes Offered in Adel, Iowa
Yoga Class in Adel - August 2012

A new 6 week session of Yoga begins August 8. Classes are held at the Raccoon Bank Community House, 11th and Main Street in Adel from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. on... Continue reading

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Work continues at the Adel Public Library as the final phase of the library building is completed. 

The new space will accommodate more space for shelving and books, as well as a new meeting room, storage, a revamped computer terminal and a teen area.

The new area is slated to be completed by mid-August. 

This new space is being entirely funded through donations made to the Adel Public Library Foundation.

Tuesday, August 7th:
Lego Contest
- 10:00 a.m.

Children of all ages can show off their Lego building skills at the Annual Lego Contest

Contestants will have an hour to build their creation and then they will get to present their creation to a local judge. 

No sign-up required and contestants may use the library's Legos or bring their own. 

All creations must be built on sight.

Tuesday, August 7th: American Girl Tea Party
- 2:00 p.m

Reservations are now being accepted for the annual American Girl Tea Party in the library community room. 

This is a dress-up affair and children should bring their favorite doll or stuffed animal. 

There will be activities and refreshments. 

Call 993-3512 to make reservations or stop by the library to sign up.

Friday, August 10th Saturday, August 11th:
Friends of the Library Book Sale

The used book sale will be open to the public on Saturday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Friends of the Adel Public Library may shop the book sale on Friday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Not a Friends member?  You can join anytime, including at the book sale, for only $5.

Tuesday, August 21st Wednesday, August 22:
Resume Class

- 2:00pm

Want to know how to make your resume standout? 

Not sure how to format your cover letter? 

Uncomfortable with networking?

Whether you are looking for a job or just wanting to keep your resume up-to-date, "Van" Van Buren will teach you everything you need to know about building a standout resume.

Van is a retired corporate executive and a part-time business consultant for firms in Iowa, Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York. 

The class is free, open to the public and no sign-up is required.

Wednesday, August 29: Early Out with Jan Blazanin - 2:00pm

Local young adult author Jan Blazanin will be at the library to speak about her books and writing following the early out. 

Blazanin is the author of Fairest of Them All and A & L Do Summer

Blazanin is also a graduate of ADM.

Library Hours:
Mon. and Fri. 10am-5pm
Tues. -Thurs. 10am-7pm
Sat. 10am-1:30pm

Laura Guth-Hanson
Youth Services Librarian
Adel Public Library
303 S. 10th St.
Adel, Iowa 50003

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Recipe of the Month
DDiscover Chef
Greek Yogurt Frozen Pie

I love Iowa summers. They remind me of my childhood and all the great memories and meals I shared with my family.

Now that my girls are grown, we have started our own summer get-togethers with our grand children.

These impromptu family dinners start with a few phone calls between the kids.

They figure out where we're meeting then they divide up the menu so everyone gets to share in the fun of cooking for the crowd.

My oldest likes to try new and unusual ingredients, my second oldest is always looking for healthy options, and my youngest loves to make traditional down home recipes.

Somehow they manage to agree on the menu and courses.

Here is one of those recipes that they all approve.

A cool summertime dessert similar to cheesecake that incorporates the latest fads into good flavors, and it won't ruin anyone's waistline.

 Greek Yogurt Frozen Pie

2 Prepared Graham Cracker Crusts

3, 6 oz. containers Greek Yogurt (flavored or plain)

1/2 C. Strawberries

1/2 C. Blueberries

1/2 C. Raspberries
(Fresh is always best but frozen works well for this recipe too.)

1/2 C. Milk

1 Container Cool Whip, thawed

1. In blender, combine Greek Yogurt and fruit.

2. Pour thin stream of milk into blender as it spins.

3. Blend until smooth.

4. Pour into mixing bowl then gently fold in container of Cool Whip.

5. Pour mixture into crusts and freeze until set, or about 4 hours.

6. Top with additional fruit or drizzle of dark chocolate.

Poker Run
AHeinz57 Poker Run
The good folks at AHeinz57 Pet Rescue and Transport are holding their 4th Annual "Ride Your Hawgs for the Dogs" Charity Motorcycle Poker-Run, August 25th.

This year riders will start at Sambetti's in Des Moines, make a North-East loop back to Norwood Inn, Nordwoodville for food and prizes.

The Grand Prize for best hand is a trip to any RCI location in the continental US.

Prizes will be also be given out for Best and Worst Hand including Harley Davidson tee shirts,other Harley items, gift cards, and more!

There will even be a 50/50 raffle.

"Proceeds from the poker run will be used to care for homeless dogs in Dallas County, dogs on death row in rural Iowa shelters, and death row dogs needing transportation across Iowa to other no-kill rescues.

"Because of your past support, AHeinz57 Pet Rescue & Transport has rescued and rehomed over 1,200 dogs/puppies and transported over 3,500 dogs/puppies/cats from certain death to 2nd chance lives!" - Courtesy of AHeinz57 Pet Rescue and Transport.

Entry fee:
$20 which includes one poker hand.
$25 which includes one poker hand and one tee shirt (While supplies last).

Additional poker hands can be purchased for $10.
Pre-registrations are always welcome!

Check-in begins at 11:00 a.m. the ride starts at 12:30 p.m.
AHeinz57 Pet Rescue
& Transport
Phone:  (515) 834-3016

Pet Adoption
AHeinz57 Poker Run
AHeinz57 Pit Stop Adoption Day, Every Saturday.

Stop by the Pit Stop from 1:00 p.m - 4:00 p.m. and take home a friend.

You will receive the precious gift of unconditional love in return!

109 Guthrie Street
(Hwy 169), DeSoto, IA.

AHeinz57 Pet Rescue & Transport 
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