Vol. 47 September 2012
Dear Friend of Adel,

In the years we've lived here we've met a number great neighbors, one of those is Mike Reams. Mike runs Arnold Motor Supply in Adel. We got a chance to talk with him this month.

September is still summer to me, just with the kids in school. Taking advantage of the great weather is Dawn Hinton of Active Girl Fitness and her Boot Camp at Evans Park this month.

We've got a very busy month in Adel, the Around town events section is one of our largest yet, and if you look on the calendar at you'll find more.

Plus an update from the River Valley Golf Course, Fall Prevention Week, NAPA's One Sale, activities at the Adel Public Library, and much more!

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



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In This Issue
Mike Reams - Adel Arnold Motor Supply
Active Girl Fitness - Boot Camp
HomeCare Services, Inc. - Fall Prevention Week
2012 Mega Sports Camp - Thank You!
River Valley Golf Course - September Events
NAPA One Day Only Truck Load Sale
Annual John's Baby Steps 5K
Around Town - Upcoming Events
BMike Reams - Adel Arnold Motor Supply
Arnolds Motor Supply Adel Iowa
This month we spoke with Mike Reams, manager of Adel Arnold Motor Supply, a growing Iowa- based company that stands on the foundation that, "you build a business with people, not with buildings of bricks and stone." - E.P. Arnold, Founder

Arnolds Motor Supply Adel Iowa
Mike Reams
Started in northwest Iowa in 1927 with a $500 investment and parts sold out the back of a truck, Arnold Motor Supply has been leading the way in small town automotive service for 85 years.

6 corporate divisions, 2 parts distribution centers serving 5 states, and 51 company stores operate daily using Mr. Arnold's original business model, dedicated to the people that make the company strong.

Today, shop managers and top sales representatives can join the partnership for the same minimal investment.  

The reasons a business like Arnold Motor Supply does so well in rural Iowa towns are simple: great service, knowledgeable staff, competitive prices, and a strong foundation in community.

With more than 50 years of combined experience, the Adel team is well versed in traditional and state of the art automotive care for at-home and professional mechanics.

Mike states, "Our service is second to no one. We treat people how we want to be treated. If there's a part you need that we don't have, you name it, we will get it for you."

It's that lost art of small town chivalry that makes Mike's store special.

Without a second thought the team has helped stranded motorists and found hard-to-find parts just in the nick of time. Retelling stories of gallantry, Mike shrugs with a smile. To him, it's all part of a day's work and the right thing to do. To his customers, it's going above and beyond the call of duty.

This same drive motivates Mike to sponsor 3 race cars, 1 drag car, Adel driver Dylan Book's modified car, and Chris Horton's Knoxville Raceway 305 Class sprint car

The store also gives to Military Veterans, drawing passion from the Vietnam era and Mike's firsthand encounter witnessing soldiers leave for and return from Iraq.

As a proud husband and father, Mike knows how important it is to treat women with respect. Long gone are the days of assuming women know less than men when it comes to cars. In fact, Arnold Motor Supply's company research shows women are taking the driver's seat with regards to automotive care!

The Internet at their fingertips, these savvy shoppers research and diagnosis car troubles before making the final decision where to buy the right part for the best deal.

Mike and his team embrace this new world with open arms. "Women aren't dummies. We don't talk down to them or belittle them. There's none of that 'maybe you should get your dad' talk around here."

Working as a mechanic since the age of 18, Mike has always been a car guy.

When he isn't helping his customers he enjoys working on his 1975 GMC Sierra and spending time with his family: wife Janella, sons Adam, Ryan, Alex, and daughters Katie and Lindy, and their grandchildren.
Mike Reams Arnolds Motor Supply Adel Iowa
Mike Reams and his 1975 GMC Sierra
Mike's charm and good-natured attitude comes from his small town roots that reach across the state. He has wound his way from his hometown in Evansdale to Boone to Adel pursuing a great location to raise his family.

It was friendly Adel citizens that first drew him here - friends that wanted the family to be closer, and to enjoying everything the town had to offer.

The fact that Adel has stayed a small town with all the nearby growth keeps Mike and his family here.

"Des Moines is close enough to appreciate where I am at. I like that everybody knows what's going on. People here are involved; you don't have to go very far to hear the latest news. It's more about what Adel isn't - no rush hour traffic or big city worries. It's a little more relaxed around here. Adel is just a good town."

E.P. Arnold would be proud of Mike Reams, his team, and the Adel location for representing the tenets of customer service and community outreach that are the foundation of one of Iowa's homegrown (and still growing!) success stories.

Arnold Motor Supply - Adel
602 Greene St
Adel, IA 50003
Phone: 515-993-4228

Active Girl Fitness - Boot Camp   

Active Girl Fitness Adel Iowa

Boot Camp Sessions happening at Evans Park in Adel with Trainer Dawn Hinton of Active Girl Fitness.

Hosted on Monday and Wednesday's in September 2012:

Week 1 - 9/3 & 9/5, 5:00-5:45 a.m.
Week 2 - 9/10 & 9/12, 5:00-5:45 a.m.
Week 3 - 9/17 & 9/19, 5:00-5:45 a.m.
Week 4 - 9/24 & 9/26, 5:00-5:45 a.m.

$5 per class*, cash only.

Evans Park is located on South 12th St. in Adel.

*If planning to participate - register online at Active Girl Fitness.

About Dawn:
Dawn Hinton is a Virtual Personal Trainer with a passion for fitness. Dawn lives an active healthy lifestyle, and follows the "Eat Clean" diet.

Sign up for Dawn's "Daily Fit Tips" on her website. You can also follow her at,

Active Girl Fitness
P.O. Box 141
Adel, IA 50003
Phone: (515) 208-5711
HomeCare Services, Inc.-Fall Prevention Week
HomeCare Services Inc. of Dallas County Iowa HomeCare Services, Inc. Announces Fall Prevention Week

September 22, 2012 is Falls Prevention Day, which is the start of Falls Prevention Week.  This is a good time to assess your home, office and other
areas for cords, lose rugs and other items that may cause a fall.

Proper shoes, as well as awareness of how one walks, shuffling, etc. due to
limited mobility or pain, can also be factors in reducing or preventing falls.

HomeCare Services Inc. of Dallas CountyDuring Fall Prevention Week HomeCareServices, Inc. of Dallas County will be distributing information to their clients; including those who use HomeCare's homemaker services, personal care services, meals on wheels program, those at congregate meal sites and those who ride HomeCare's HIRTA buses.

This is being done in an effort to prevent injuries that may lead to broken hips and other bones, or more serious health problems. 

Exercise that keeps muscles strong also helps fall prevention through better balance.

For more information, call Connie Doran, Executive Director at HomeCare Services, Inc. at 515-993-4531.

Homecare Services of Dallas County
101 N 9th St.
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4531
2012 Mega Sports Camp - Thank You!
Fusion Mega Sports Camp August 6 to 10th
We'd like to thank the volunteers for their time, the kids and families who participated and the community for making the 2012 MEGA SPORTS CAMP a success!

We hope to have an even bigger event in 2013 and that we'll see you there.

Thank you!

Fusion Church
Sunday's 10AM
Hwy. 6 (just east of Adel)
Phone: 515.993.5438
BRiver Valley Golf Course - September Events
River Valley Golf Course Adel Iowa


Hello Adel, this change in weather has been a great relief the past couple weeks. The course is making a strong comeback from the scorching heat earlier this Summer.


The fairways are filling back in nicely and the greens are very receptive. We still have quite a few great events to get signed up for as the golf season winds down.

Please feel free to check out our website for details on the many fundraiser tournaments and it is never too early to start thinking about our Chilli Opens.

We have the formats chosen for this year except the third week. Again this year, we have decided to let our golfers choose the third format. Like us on Facebook and cast your vote on which format you would like to play.

The weather change has been great, but with these cooler temps comes the need for some extra help around the Clubhouse.

If anyone is interested in joining the River Valley family, please stop in to speak with us to see what we can work out.

We currently need some range/cart help or ask to speak with Roxanne about helping out inside with the food/beverage.

New this Fall, we are starting a Men's Fall League. Starting Sept. 4th, we will be having a 2-man Ryder Cup Style league.

There are currently spots available but we need to have signups before the first night. Please feel free to call us for more details and to sign up your team today!

Also, we hope that you keep us in mind for your party or event needs.

Our clubhouse is a great place for holiday parties and other events.

We enjoy working with everyone to make sure they have a fun event that meets their expectations.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone out on the tee soon!

River Valley Golf - Adel IowaThanks,

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]
NAPA One Day Only Truck Load Sale Sept 6th
NAPA Adel Auto Parts
Professional Quality NAPA One Day Truck Load Tools & Equipment Sale in Perry. Prices will be honored in Adel the same day.

September 6th, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sale Items Include:

Adel Auto Parts NAPA One Day Sale- 3 1/2 Ton Floor Jack with 4 Ton Stands
- Socket Sets
- 7 Piece Fast Release Locking Pliers
- Pit Boss King Crawler
- Air Hose
- Additional Blowout Items on the Truck

See the Full List and Sale flyer.

Perry NAPA Auto Parts Store
1001 3rd St.
Perry, Iowa
Phone: (515) 465-4615

Adel Auto Parts Corp.
809 Main St.
Adel,  Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-3212
Cell: (515) 979-5976
Website: Adel Auto Parts Corp.
Annual John's Baby Steps 5K - Oct. 13
John D Gomke 5K - Adel Iowa
John's Baby Steps 5K will be held October 13th at Kinnick-Feller Park in Adel at 8:00 a.m. In addition to the 5K there will be a 1 Mile Route,  Tot Trot and Kids Fun Run at 9:00 am.


Chip Timing

Gender & Age Awards: 19 & under, 20-40 & 41+

Raffle Prizes & Food


5K Run/Walk

$25.00 early registration through September 23rd.

$30.00 registration after September 23rd.

1 Mile

$25.00 early registration through September 23rd.

$30.00 registration after September 23rd.


Pre-register at

The John D Gomke Charity helps prevent child loss & honor the memory of infants who have become angels. Providing resources & funding to organizations that help care for grieving families in Central Iowa.

Packet Pick-Up:
Adel Public Library Thur. Oct 11, 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Fri. Oct 12, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Race Day:
Kinnick-Feller Park
Packet Pick-Up & Registration
6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.

View the John D. Gomke 5K Brochure

For more information, contact

John D. Gomke Charity
PO Box 613
De Soto, Iowa 50069
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 September Events

2012 Girls Basketball League... Continue Reading
2012 Punt Pass and Kick Competition... Continue Reading
2012 Ballroom Dance Lessons...  Continue Reading

New Hope Church - Adel Iowa Awana Starts at New Hope Church Sept.12th

Join New Hope Church on Wednesday's from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Adel Elementary School for Awana. Register on September 12th or any Wednesday... Continue reading
Oktoberfest - Adel Iowa 3rd Annual Adel Oktoberfest September 22nd.

Get ready to polka Saturday, September 22 at Adel's 3rd Oktoberfest! This fun fall festival is held at the Adel Stage and Pavilion! Polka, Live Music... Continue reading 

HIRTAMark Your Calendar - Sept. 11th - Leave the Driving to Us

Catch the bus to Prairie Meadows on Tuesday, Sept 11th. Enjoy a day of music, dancing, or other casino activities! Arrive approx 10 a.m. and leave at 3:30 p.m... Continue reading 

Cy Hawk Notice of Public Meeting September 7th

You are cordially invited to attend a meeting at the Adel Public Library where a discussion will be held concerning the County administrative offices relocating...  Continue reading

Fusion Church Garage and Bake Sale Fusion Church - Garage and Bake Sale Sept. 8th

Huge Multi Family Sale. Kids toys, clothing, household items, tools, and lots of miscellaneous items. Plus baked goods!
...  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 - 8, 9th.

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
Hail Hail Specials at Adel Chrysler Dodge RAM Jeep

Adel Chrysler Dodge RAM Jeep has 75 vehicles affected in last week's bout of hail, and is running a "Hail Sale" until all vehicles are gone... Continue reading
Cedar Creek Ad
Adel Cedar Creek Parasite Pet Exams

For most healthy pets, there are often no symptoms, especially in the early stages of infection The best way to make sure your pet is parasite free... Continue reading
Yoga Classes Offered in Adel, Iowa
Yoga Class in Adel - September 2012

A new 6 week session of Yoga began 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
Adel Scouts
Cub Scout Pack 152 Ice Cream Social Sept. 6th

Cub Scout Pack 152 will be hosting an Ice Cream Social September 6th at Kinnick-Fuller Park in Adel. Time: 6:30 p.m to 7:45 p.m... Continue reading
Adel Kiwanis Annual Wreath Sales
Adel Kiwanis Every Kid Plays Program Now Open

The Adel Kiwanis has created a program to assist ADM families by helping cover some or all of the participation fees or uniform costs for their k-8 child... Continue reading
Higher Power
"Higher Power" in Concert - September 9th 2012

The First Christian Church in Adel is hosting a concert by Higher Power. It will be held at the Raccoon Valley Stage Gazebo in Adel on Sunday evening... Continue reading
Save The Trails Bike Ride
Save the Trails Bike Ride Sept. 16th

Mickey's Irish Pub is teaming up with Bike Iowa, and New Belgium Brewing to garner fundst to pave the gravel crossings on the Raccoon River Valley Trail... Continue reading

Check out the full list of events on the Calendar.
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Check-out the new library space and play a round of mini-golf!  


Children and adults of all ages are welcome to try putting on our unique "greens."  


Local businesses and organizations will be creating and decorating this original golf course.  


All proceeds raised will go to the Adel Public Library Foundation to purchase additional furnishings for the new library space.


The course will be open Friday, September 21st 4:00-7:00pm and Saturday, September 22nd 10:00am-3:00pm.  


The cost to golf will be $5.  


Children 10 and under will be $3.  


The final tee time on each day will be approximately 45 minutes before the end time.  


The library will be closed on Saturday, September 22nd for non-golf related business.  



September Events: 


Friday, September 7th: Scrapbooking - 6:00pm


Join us for a night of scrapbooking. Bring your latest project and a snack to share.


Wednesday, September 10th: Early Out - Balloon Workshop - 2:00pm


Learn how to make balloon animals!  


Open to kids in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades.


Thursday, September 20th: Social Security Workshop - 2:00pm


This free workshop is for married couples to make sure they have properly filed for Social Security or for those who will be filing in their near future.

Improper filing can cost thousands of dollars over a lifetime!

The workshop will be hosted by Stephen W. Connolly Sr., CFP of the Retirement Planning Center.

Registration is required.


Friday, September 21st and Saturday, September 22nd: Mini - Golf @ the Library

Mini-golf through the new library! The cost to golf for adults is $5.

Children 10 and under are only $3.

All proceeds will be used to buy new furnishings for the newly expanded library building.

Friday times are 4:00-7:00pm and Saturday 10:00am-3:00pm.

Wednesday, September 26th: Early Out - Heroes of Olympus Party - 2:00pm


Celebrate the release of the newest Rick Riordan book, "Mark of Athena," with this Olympic sized Party.


Mondays beginning September 10th: Preschool Storytime - 10:30 am


Tuesdays beginning September 11th: Toddler Time - 10:30 am


Thursdays beginning September 13th: Music Time - 10:30am



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
Mega Meatball Subs

You know life is good when your house is full of family on a Sunday.
During the Fall, the kids and grandkids come over and "us guys" stake out the TV for the game.

My son-in-law is positioned two feet from the screen.

My grand sons sit on either side of me in my chair as my grand daughter sits on the arm of the chair with an arm around my neck.

Lori and the girls are in the other room talking and making sure we keep the noise down.

All we need to round out a great day is the smell of sausage grinders baking in the oven and the promise of lunch at half-time.

This is a sub I've been perfecting over the years, always with rave reviews.

We hope you enjoy the latest version, it's best with a house full!

Mega Meatball Subs

2 Loaves French Bread, cut length wise

1 lbs. ground Graziano Italian Sausage

1 lbs. Hamburger or Ground Chuck

Garlic Seasoning

Italian Seasoning Mix

Red Pepper Flakes

1 T. Olive Oil


2 Cans Crushed Tomatoes

1/2 tsp. sugar

1 Onion, finely diced

1 each Green Pepper, Yellow Pepper, and Onion Julienned

3 Mushrooms, sliced

3 C. Mozzarella Cheese

1/2 C. Parmesan Cheese

1. In large mixing bowl combine meats, 2 tablespoons each garlic and Italian Seasoning, and 1/8 teaspoon salt.

Mixing with your hands is best.

Form into 1 inch meatballs and place on foil wrapped cookie sheet.

Bake at 425 for 15-20 minutes, depending on thickness of meatballs.

Remove from stove and reduce heat to 375.

2. In large pan heat olive oil and diced onion over medium heat until translucent.

Add crushed tomatoes, 2 tablespoons each garlic and Italian Seasoning, 1/8 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon sugar.

Reduce heat to prevent splattering. Simmer on low for at least 20 minutes.

3. Combine cheese and a few dashed of crushed red pepper flakes.

4. Place bread on 2 foiled cookie sheets. Layer sauce, meatballs, onions, peppers, mushrooms, and cheese mixture.

Don't overdo the sauce!

5. Bake open face sandwiches for 8-10 minutes, or until cheese is melted.

Once removed from the oven, allow to cool for 5 minutes.

Slice diagonally every 3-4 inches and serve.

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