Vol. 49 November 2012
Dear Lori

November is here and it marks a family tradition at our house.

Every year I play Clark Griswald and brave the winter (we usually go now when it's nice) out into the woods (it's actually a friend's tree farm located next to his folk's house), hike several miles (we drive right up to the trees) spend two hours finding the right tree (this part is true) and finally put our name on the "perfect" tree.

Then we cut it down Thanksgiving Day and strap it on the station wagon (actually he puts it in the back of the truck as he joins us for Thanksgiving dinner at my in laws) and we sing Christmas songs (listen to Bob Marley ) all the way home.

We spend the three day weekend decorating the house inside and out (I've been told "you can't hang the outside lights in August when the weather is good").

This year we're bundling up the grand kids and taking them with us to pick out the right tree (I may have to throw some Christmas music on the iPod) and start a new  tradition.

This month we had the pleasure to sit down with Adam Harrigton, Vice-President of Base® in Adel.

We've also got information on Adel HealthMart's Holiday Open House, Park Place's Winter Ball, an All You Can Eat Waffle Feed, news from the Library, an update on their great Outreach Programs from the Methodist Church, a Recipe From Home and Much More!

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


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In This Issue
Adam Harrington - BASE
Adel Winterset TV & Appliance Fall 4 Hr. Sale
Park Place Winter Ball
All you can eat Waffles for Cystic Fibrosis
Operation Christmas Child - 2012 Campaign
Adel HeathMart - Holiday Open House
Around Town - Upcoming Events
Adam Harrington - BASE®
Base - Adel Iowa
Adam Harrington Base Adel Iowa
Adam Harrington
With an election on the way, and major healthcare changes in the works, everyone is wondering how the next few years will affect their lives.

This month, we spoke with Adam Harrington, Vice President of BASE® to learn how this growing office in Adel's business park plans for the future.

First and foremost, it is important to understand that BASE does not sell insurance; rather it is a third-party Benefits Administration company working with the self-employed and small to medium business owners to make health care expenses tax deductible or tax-free.

This includes setting up Employer plans to ensure compliance, the review and processing health care claims, and working with governmental agencies to adhere to changing regulations and privacy acts.

As healthcare laws change and more individuals will need or be required to purchase health insurance, Adam expects that individuals will also pursue the tax advantages BASE plans can offer.

Started in Urbandale in 1999, BASE originally sold one product, catered specifically to small "mom & pop" family shops. As their customers' businesses began to grow, so did BASE.

Moving to Adel in 2001 the company scouted a prime location in the city's budding business park, located on the western side of town. Designed expressly for this purpose, the business park provides light industrial and corporate office space, ample parking, and build-to-suit business accommodations.

The company now offers a more diverse portfolio of Health Care Administration plans for businesses of 1 to 800 employees, which include:

Available to small business owners with three employees or less, especially applicable to owners that can legitimately hire their spouse, to enable them to deduct up to 100% of their family's qualifying medical expenses as a business deduction.  The BASE HRA typically saves a small business an additional $4000 a year in taxes.

BASE 125 Cafeteria Plan
Allow employees who are paying medical expenses, insurance premiums or dependant care expenses to do so on a pre-tax basis while creating a sizeable savings for both the employer and employee.

BASE HRA + Linked
Available for employers with a group health insurance plan in place who are looking to keep the same insurance coverage for their employees but reduce the overall cost.

BASE HRA + Non Linked
Provides employees with a specific allotment of benefit dollars to pay for out-of-pocket medical expenses such as co-pays, deductibles, eye care, dental care and more with tax-free benefit dollars.

BASE works with independent insurance agents, agencies, financial planners and accountants who suggest their products as a means to reduce overall employer costs to supply employees with cost effective health care options. While still gaining ground locally, BASE can boast multiple referring agencies and proud customers who use their products in the Adel area.

Adam Harrington - Base Adel Iowa

BASE is the ideal Adel business, employing a staff of 28 people (half of whom live in Adel), reviewing $1.2 million of medical claims per month, with clients in all 50 states. Feedback illustrates that strong Midwest values and high quality service help customers feel comfortable and confident, especially when faced with the ever-changing nature of healthcare.  As governmental regulations change, BASE is committed to providing up-to-date plan information and innovative changes to help control the rising cost of health benefits to employers and employees.

BASE is also a proud sponsor of the Dallas County Fair, Crisis Intervention Center, and American Cancer Society. As voted on by BASE employees, the main focus of the company's ongoing charitable support is given to the John D. Gomke Charity Golf Classic, raising $5151.37 for the 2012 event.

The local charity benefits organizations that assist in caring for and providing resources to sick infants and families who have lost infants in and around Central Iowa while raises funds to provide CPR certification courses, and portable automatic external deliberators to community schools.

"We are in a smaller community and we know there is always a need for medical equipment. The John D. Gomke charity hit home with lots of us and we decided that we should focus on something with an immediate impact to our area that is near and dear to our hearts."

Adam and his new wife Laura enjoy living in the Adel area and hope to move closer to the community soon.  "We get out... we enjoy the metro... but it's because it feels like a treat. We get the big city feel then its, 'I'm glad to be home again.'"

And Adel is proud to be called home base.

To learn how these products may help your bottom line, please contact a BASE Benefit Specialist.

601 Visions Pkwy
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-5050

Adel Winterset TV & Appliance Fall 4 Hr. Sale 

Adel Winterset TV & Appliance

Dear Friends and Family,

You are cordially invited to our Annual Fall Sale on Sunday, November 11th at Adel Winterset TV and Appliance Heating and Cooling in Adel, Iowa from noon to 4:00 p.m.

For 1 Day Only, you will have an opportunity to take advantage of our BEST DEALS of the year! Plus, special financing options available. We are bringing you the BIGGEST SALE in our history!

Lowest prices of the year on all brands including, Amana, Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Toshiba, LG, and Serta.

Now is the time to save on all laundry, kitchen appliances, bedding and electronics. There will be extra special savings on select ENERGY STAR models too! Discounted prices will be available during these 4 HOURS.

If you have been thinking about replacing or up-grading appliances in your home, NOW is the time to buy. Take advantage of our ONE DAY ONLY special pricing and discounts!
Bring a friend.

Ken Chapman and Family

P.S Ken and Terry Chapman will be on hand for all your Heating and Cooling needs!

Adel Winterset TV and Appliance
916 Main St.
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-5287

Park Place Winter Ball - Dec. 15th.
Park Place Villa Catering - Adel Iowa

Mark your calendars Saturday December 15th is Park Place Winter Ball hosted by Villa Catering.

Enjoy a night out in Adel with a dinner catered by Villa Catering,

Live music from 50's to today's favorites from Pie in the Sky!

To purchase your tickets go to Italian Villages starting November 2nd or call Brenna Young at 515-371-1993

Cost is $20 per person which includes the dinner, 2 drink tickets and the dance!

Doors open 6:00 p.m., dinner starts at 6:30 and dancing starts at 7:30 -11:30 p.m. So get your dancing shoes ready and come out to Park Place Winter ball hosted by Villa Catering!


Its that time of year when you start thinking about Christmas parties or family gatherings!

If you have a huge family, you don't want to have to clean your house for a holiday party then come to Park Place! If you are planning a company Christmas party, don't know where to go because its 150 people or who do I have to cater the event, no worries call Park Place and Villa Catering for all your needs!!!

Call Brenna for a private tour of Park Place, and information on Catering at 371-1993 check out our website at

Park Place and Villa Catering
1015 Riverside Drive
Adel, Iowa 50003
Contact: Brenna Young
Phone: (515) 371-1993

All you can eat Waffles for Cystic Fibrosis   

Waffles Buffet - Adel Iowa

Belgian Waffle All You Can Eat Breakfast Buffet.
A Benefit for Cystic Fibrosis. In honor of Alex and Shade Hall

Saturday, November 3, 2012.

Serving: 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Location: United Methodist Church, 115 S. 10th Street, Adel

Ticket Prices:
Under 5: $4.00
6-12 - $ 5.50
13 and up - $7.00

Buffet includes: All you can eat Belgian Waffles, Sausages, Juice, Milk & Coffee

Take Out is Available: Pre-order your take out and we'll have it bagged and ready to go for you at the time you want to pick it up!

Contact: 515-231-3918 or 515-205-6432,
BOperation Christmas Child - 2012 Campaign
Operation Christmas Child Adel United Methodist Church
Operation Christmas Child Operation Christmas Child

National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child is November 12 - 19th.

Last year was such a success, and we hope that this year will be even better!

With serving over 130 countries and more than 8.5 million children each year, this year will be monumental in achieving 100 million gift-filled shoe boxes to children around the world.

The most precious gift that accompanies each box is the Good News of Jesus Christ. How incredible it is to have the opportunity to share the love of Jesus and the salvation He gives to all of His beautiful children all over the earth!

These gifts, although simple, are life changing for the children who receive them. The gift-filled shoe box is usually the only gift that the children living in poverty, disease, and desperate situations have ever gotten.

It gives them hope that the world cares about them, and even more importantly, that God loves them and sent his Son to save them and give them new life.

In addition to the boxed gift, children also receive a book, The Greatest Journey, which is a discipleship program. The children also receive medical attention, nutrition, and temporary shelter as Samaritan's Purse works to provide relief.

Please consider donating a gift-filled shoe box/plastic container for Operation Christmas Child this year! Small, inexpensive toys, school supplies, hygiene items, clothing, and candy are the simple items that build a box and bring so much joy to a child.

More information about how to build a box, as well as stories of how the boxes have touched so many lives, can be found online at

It is suggested that a check to Samaritan's Purse for $7 be included with each box to help cover the cost of shipping.

The Dallas County drop-off site for the boxes will be the Adel United Methodist Church at 115 South 10th & Prairie in Adel.

The hours for receiving will be
Monday - Friday (Nov. 12 - 16) hours are 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Saturday hours are 10 a.m. - Noon
Sunday hours are 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Monday, November 19th (final day), boxes can be dropped off 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.

The ramp on the south side of the building (Prairie Street) will be available to use to drop off the gifts. Volunteers will be there to greet you!

Thank you for your part in this incredible outreach! May you experience the joy of giving and the blessings of our Savior as we work to spread His message of love to the world!

Stefanie Wilderdyke, Operation Christmas Child Coordinator (515) 993-1003 or email:

"Operation Christmas Child" - an arm of Samaritan's Purse Ministries.


Adel United Methodist Church
115 South Tenth Street
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-3791
Adel HeathMart - Holiday Open House
Adel HealthMart Adel Iowa

Stop by Adel HealthMart, Friday November 9th, for their Annual Holiday Open House.

Register for the door prizes and a free gift with purchase while supplies last.

Free refreshments for all.

Our Christmas decor has already hit the shelves.

We also have many great gift ideas this holiday season from Willow Tree angels to Bridgewater candles, jewelry, scarves, Snoozie slippers and much, much more!

Be sure to follow us on Facebook!

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

Adel HealthMart
Phone: 515-993-3644
Fax :515-993-4714
After hours Emergency: 515-333-2959
Around Town
Garden Gate Antiques Adel IA Garden Gate Antiques - Occasional Sale - 3rd. and 4th.

Garden Gate Antiques will be open for our monthly weekend Nov. 3rd and 4th. from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day. Many new displays. 10% discounts on...  Continue reading

Adel Parks & RecAdel Park and Rec. 2012 November Events

Thanksgiving Free Throw Turkey Toss... Continue Reading
2012-2013 Youth Basketball Registration Forms...  Continue Reading

Harvest Dinner Faith Lutheran Church Adel Faith Lutheran Harvest Dinner Nov. 2nd.

Faith Lutheran Church Harvest Dinner. Friday, November. 2nd.,  5 to 7 p.m. Turkey, Ham and all the trimmings. Tickets on sale at the door: Adults $8... Continue reading
Steak Fry St. John's 3rd. Annual Steak Fry Nov. 3rd.

Come out for great food and fellowship Saturday, November 3rd at St. John's Annual Fall Steak Dinner and Auction. Serving from 5:30-7:30 pm... Continue reading 

ISU Dallas County Extension Office ISU Extension Volunteer Opportunities in Science

Do you have an interest in young people, their learning or skill building? Do you have an interest in science, technology or robotics? Hands-on science... 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

Daylight Set Back Daylights Savings Ends This Sunday Nov. 4th

Sunday, November 4th is the first Sunday of November and the Official End of Daylight Savings Time. Don't forget to set back your clocks this Saturday night...  Continue reading
Vote 2012 Presidential Election Tuesday, Nov. 6th

Presidential Election is Tuesday, November 6th, 2012. With the election promising to be a close race, every vote will count. Don't forget to exercise your... Continue reading
Adel Kiwanis Annual Wreath Sales 2012 Adel Kiwanis Greenery Sales

The Adel Kiwanis Club is once again selling Christmas greenery as a fund raiser this year. Funds raised are used to provide ADM student scholarships. To purchase ...  Continue reading
Captains Quarters - Adel Live Music Veteran's Day at Captain's Quarters Nov 10th.

Come out and show your support for our Veterans in Adel Iowa at the Captain's Quarter's. Live Music by the Ghost Riders Wednesday, November 10th...  Continue reading
United Methodist Church
Wednesday Night Suppers at Adel Methodist Church

Each Wednesday we offer a balanced meal to members of the church and to people in our community. We welcome everyone in the community to enjoy a meal... Continue reading
Yoga Adel
Yoga Class in Adel - Fall 2012

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
GraceJuliet Photography
GraceJuliet Photography 2 Holiday Sessions Available

Capture those significant moments in your life with GraceJuliet Photography. Openings for holiday photos on November 10th and December 8th...  Continue reading
Blood Pressure
Blood Pressure Clinics in Dallas County

HomeCare Services, Inc. and Dallas County Public Health have joined forces to provide Blood Pressure Clinics once a month in Adel and Waukee... Continue reading
Christmas Gift
2012 Christmas Basket Silent Auction Nov 19th.

Back by popular demand is our Christmas Basket Silent Auction with proceeds going to purchase new books on CD. Civic groups, church groups...  Continue reading
Chili Cookoff
2nd Annual Chili Cook Off at Keasey's

Keasey's Hideaway Lounge in Adel, invites you to their 2nd Annual Chili Cook Off on Sunday, November 18th, 2012. Everyone start to get...  Continue reading
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
Fusion Church - Adel Iowa
Fusion Church Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary w/Video

Fusion Church, located at 29147 Prospect Circle in Adel, Iowa is celebrating their first year. To honor the occasion they've posted a video their first year on...   Continue reading

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November is the perfect time of year to remember all of the things we have to be thankful for. 

Here at the library we are thankful for our wonderful patrons, your generous support and of course, good books. 

We hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving.  Just a reminder, we will be closed November 22nd and 23rd to celebrate with our families.  

Thursday, Nov. 1st:
Tax Nuggets: What You Can and Can't Deduct - 6:30 p.m.

It's almost that time of year - Tax Time! Get a head start from this class by accountant Bart Banwart.

Friday, Nov. 2nd: Scrapbooking - 6:00 p.m.
Join us for a night of scrapbooking. Bring your latest project and a snack to share.

Wednesday, Nov. 7th:
Early Out - Thanksgiving Craft - 2:00 p.m.
Get into the Thanksgiving mood with a fun craft for school age children.

Monday, Nov. 19th:
Dallas County Conservation Story Time - 10:30 a.m.
Naturalists from Dallas County Conservation will bring stories, activities and artifacts to the library for a program about the natural world.

Monday, Nov. 19th:
Teen Activity - 4:00 p.m.
Naturalists from Dallas County Conservation will bring stories, activities and artifacts to the library for a program about the natural world.

Mondays: Preschool Storytime - 10:30 a.m.
There will not be Preschool Storytime on November 12th or 19th.

Tuesdays: Toddler Time - 10:30 a.m.
There will not be Toddler Time November 20th.

Thursdays: Music Time - 10:30 a.m.
There will not be Music Time on November 22nd.

Closed November 22nd and 23rd. for Thanksgiving.



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
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"Do Something Else" Italian Bake

I love being Grandpa. Every time I turn around the kids are getting bigger and faster!

My schedule is flexible, as I'm part night owl, allowing me to have more time with my grandkids.

After enjoying a few hours of motorcycle rides on my knee, building and tearing down towers of blocks, and dragging every toy imaginable from one side of the house to the other, it's nice to sit back in "Bampa's" chair with a few Dr. Seuss books and relax.

Of course, normally that's about the time the kids start to get hungry.

Years ago, as a new father we owned a cafe. It was normal to put my daughter on my hip and run around the kitchen cooking.

I'd pour coffee, flip burgers, and bus tables with one free arm.

That was then.

Now, it can be challenging to make a peanut butter sandwich with three kids under 3, sitting and running at the same time.

This 2 pan, oven recipe is perfect for anyone looking to multitask: the ingredients require little preparation, and it can be altered to fit your budget and tastes.

This recipe easily feeds 4.

"Do Something Else" Italian Bake

1 Can Diced Tomatoes (Plain or Italian Seasoned)

1/2 pound Ground Italian Sausage (fresh)

5 Mushrooms

1 small Onion, diced

1 small Eggplant, diced

1 clove Garlic, crushed

1 T. Italian Seasoning

1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder

1 tsp. Cayenne Pepper

1/8 tsp. Salt

2 T. Olive Oil

1 box Angel Hair Pasta

1. Preheat oven to 400 degree.

2. Grease 8x8 oven safe pan with olive oil.

Be sure to coat the sides.
Layer in pan as follows: diced tomatoes, onion, eggplant, mushrooms and garlic clove.

3. Stir slightly, just enough to combine.

4. Crumble sausage into mixture.

5. Add water, leaving 1/2 inch space at top. Cover with foil.

6. Bake for 45 minutes.

7. Remove foil, bake for additional 30 minutes or until half of the original liquid remains.

8. Let cool while you cook and drain pasta.

9. Spoon sauce over pasta, top with cheese if desired.

Veteran's Day
American Legion - Adel Iowa
Veteran's Day Monday, November 12th.

Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans.

It is usually observed on the 11th of November.

Except when it falls on a Saturday or Sunday, then it is observed on the following Monday.

Adel has several ways to observe the Holiday.

The Penoach American Legion Hall is having a  Breakfast November 4th.

The ADM Alumni Association has been gathering the names of alumni that served in the military.

Captain's Quarters is having Live music November 10th.

The Adel Lion's and Boy Scout's will put up flags for the last time in 2012.

Most importantly, take a moment to say thank you to the Veteran in your life.
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