The latest Issue of the Monthly Newsletter.
"Helping the World Discover Adel" - Vol. 97 November 2016
Welcome to November in Adel! This issue is bursting at its seams with great stories, events, Holiday(s) planning and a history setting record!

This month we sat down with Christina Moffatt and discussed the great work that the Iowa Small Business Development Center does in helping entrepreneurs and business owners succeed.

Terry is back and I'm afraid Terry has been watching the election coverage late at night again. You think America is gonna have trouble voting...

Terry aside, please remember to vote this November 8th in the National and local elections.

Until then, we have a busy November planned for Adel. So grab a cup of coffee, there's a lot to cover this month and we look forward to seeing you in Adel.

Iowa Small Business Development Centers

Christina Moffatt - SBDC
Christina Moffatt
- Iowa Small Business Development Center  
This month, we spoke with Christina Moffatt, business owner and Regional Director of the Mid Iowa Small Business Development Center (SBDC) about free tools and counseling available to small business owners.

Small businesses, like those found in Adel, are the backbone of the American economy. Local shop owners know the challenges of running a high-quality business that meets customer demands and helps drive community growth.  
Did you know small businesses (defined as 500 or fewer employees) account for more than 97% of all employers in Iowa? In fact, Iowa ranks #2 in the Midwest for entrepreneurial activity per capita, according to the Kauffman Entrepreneurial Index.
Christina Moffat knows what it takes to create a business from the ground up. Christina began with the idea of selling deluxe cupcakes to adults, an idea that at the time had not yet reached Des Moines.
Ultimately, she hoped to open a dessert bar- an upscale eatery featuring designer drinks and decadent desserts. But Christina wasn't sure how to proceed, or if the idea would make enough money to let her quit her day job.
Creme  Cupcake 
Determined to find out what it would take to make her dream a reality, she contacted the SBDC. With their guidance and networking opportunities, Christina was able to navigate the startup phase of her business and open Crème Cupcakes in downtown Des Moines.
During the first few years, Christina continued to work with the SBDC counselors to help make hiring decisions, expansion plans, and eventually open her Dessert Lounge.

She gave credit to the SBDC for her success and acted as an unofficial ambassador to the program. Now that Crème Cupcakes is running on its own steam, Christina has joined the SBDC to help fellow entrepreneurs learn how they can improve their business.
The SBDC offers free, customized advice that spans many different topics including business planning, financing opportunities, cash flow projections, market research, business succession strategies, export assistance, and more.
There are three resource channels or partners. SCORE is a nonprofit association of thousands of retired executives and volunteers, trained to serve as advisors, mentors, and cheerleaders to aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners.
SBDC provides clients with projects, or homework, that can help existing businesses and start-ups accomplish specific goals. Counseling hours are unlimited, serving the entire life cycle of the business. In addition, the SBDC can connect you with an Accountant to provide 5 hours of assistance helping with cash flow, Quick Books set up, or general guidance.
The Women Business Center offers classes and information to help organize finances and improve credit scores for everyone, regardless of gender.
In the past year, the Iowa SBDC has helped more than 860 clients who created more than 275 new businesses and 1689 new jobs across the state, generating more than $68 million in sales increases! The Des Moines regional office has helped infuse nearly $8 million of capital into the central Iowa economy alone.
This success is due in part to access to detailed demographic databases that can help paint a picture of local spending habits, age, interests, and more.
"We also have the Business Reference Guide that tells us for every single industry, every single year, what the expected profits could be, estimated labor costs, overhead, marketing expenses, your depreciation expenses. We can build a pretty accurate cash flow specifically for each industry, even specific franchises."
"The first thing we do is gather permission to counsel you. Visit and click 'Request Counseling' to give a synopsis of what you're looking for. Then, we schedule an appointment with a general counselor to take the first initial meeting and find out what you need. From then on, we would refer you on to a different counselor to get your needs met."
In addition to working directly with owners, the SBDC also enjoys working with Economic Development groups, Chambers, and City governments to further provide classes and services within local communities.
The Small Business Development Center is the prime resource for anyone who dreams of being self-employed. Christina is excited to share her experience, know-how, and counseling connections throughout central Iowa.
The best advice Christina can give? "Come in and talk to us. We've heard everything- nothing surprises us. How do you know your idea will work, or will not work, until you talk about it?"
"I think of our economy and I think how great it would be if everybody unchained themselves from their desks. If we make a plan, you're a fighter, and you know you can do it, it might be the opportunity to do it!"
Small Business Development Centers
Iowa Small Business Development Center
Christina Moffatt, Regional Director
Phone: 515-331-8954
LSB Insurance - Adel Iowa

Adel LSB Insurance - Freedom of Choice
Lori and Josh with LSB Insurance are your local Trusted Choice - Independent Insurance Agents.  

Providing unbiased and unparalleled service from quote through claims.

Unlike other insurance agents, they have the freedom to competitively shop multiple insurance carriers and put together a plan that can save you money.

Exercise your Freedom to Choose today - Call Lori or Josh to discuss your Auto, Home, Life, and Business insurance needs.
LSB Adel Ground Breaking
LSB Insurance
805 Main St # 3
Office: 515-993-5663

Lori Brocka - AVP LSB Insurance Sr. Account Manager
Joshua Heisterkamp - AVP LSB Insurance Agent

"Protection You Can Bank On"
Brian Block - Ames Adventure Outfitters, AAO - Adel IA
Brian Block - First Iowan to Climb Nine of the Seven Summits
First Iowan to Climb Nine of the Seven Summits

In 2013, was proud to interview Brian Block of Adel as the first Iowan to complete the Seven Summits Challenge.

Though there is some debate amongst the climbing community, the "original" Seven Summits (in order of Brian's completion) are Denali/ Mount McKinley in Alaska, Aconcagua in Argentina, Kosciuszko in Australia, Mount Everest across China and Nepal in Asia, Elbrus in Russia representing Europe, Vinson Massif on Antarctica, and Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa.

Among the climbing community, Mont Blanc, located on the Italian/French border, and the Carstensz Pyramid in Indonesia, are considered contested peaks, though equally difficult to surmount.

This summer, Brian's dedication to mountain climbing continued as he became the first Iowan to climb all nine summits!

We wish safe travels to Brian as he returns from Indonesia and congratulations on completing this amazing feat!

Adel is honored to be home of Brian Block and his family - the first Iowan to climb the nine highest peaks across the world. Read the full article about Brian's passion for mountain climbing.
Adel Good Samaritan Food Pantry
Adel Good Samaritan Food Pantry Thanksgiving Meal Baskets 

The Adel Good Samaritan Food Pantry is offering Thanksgiving Meal Baskets to those in need.  

The baskets will contain a turkey, potatoes, stuffing mix, sweet potatoes, green beans, and other yummy ingredients needed to make a delicious  homemade Thanksgiving dinner.

Sign up is required and the baskets will need to be picked up at the designated time. Sign up at during the food pantry's normal hours (Monday and Wednesday 12:00-2:00 p.m.) or by calling 515-423-0753.  

Pick up date is Friday November 18 between 6:00 and 7:00 pm.  The food pantry is located in the Adel united Methodist Church.
Good Samaritan Food Pantry
Good Samaritan Food Pantry of Adel
Adel United Methodist Church

115 South Tenth Street
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 423-0753
Facebook: Good-Samaritan-Food-Pantry
Adel Auto Parts NAPA Store
Get Ready for Your Holiday Travels at Adel Auto Parts

Holiday travel is here. Make sure your automobile is ready with Adel Auto Parts and some NAPA Know How.

Top off your engine coolant and antifreeze with NAPA's own 50/50 solution. Check your windshield wipers and fluid levels. Take a visual inventory of your brakes, lights, and tires.

Talk to John and his crew about switching to winter-grade oil. Make sure your Emergency Kit is stocked and ready, just in case. Adel Auto Parts and NAPA have everything you need to make your car or truck ready for holiday travel plans. View the November Ad.
Adel Auto Parts NAPA Store
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
2016 Faith Lutheran Church Harvest Dinner - Adel Iowa
2016 Faith Lutheran Church Harvest Dinner November 4th      

Join Faith Lutheran Church, as they give thanks to the Lord for a blessed harvest.

Friday, November 4th, 2016, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm.

There will be Turkey, Ham and all the Trimmings.

Adults $10 Children (ages 3-12) $3

Carry out is available through the preschool doors on the north side of the building. All in the community are invited to attend. Hope to see you there. Carry outs available by calling 993-3848.

Faith Lutheran Church - Adel Iowa
Faith Lutheran Church & Preschool LCMS
602 S. 14th St.
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-3848
Adel Dental Group

Dr. L. Eric Anderson, DDS Dr. Lona Kouri, DDS Dr. Ames Cross, DDS
Local Hat and Mitten Drive  

The Adel Dental Group is hosting a hat and mitten drive through November 18th.

Hats and mittens can be dropped off at Adel Dental Group, Tuesday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm.

Donations will be given to families in need in the community.

Adel Dental Group
216 Nile Kinnick Dr S * Adel, IA 50003
Phone: 515-993-4333
Adel Winterset Tv and Appliances 
Adel Winterset TV & Appliance - 2016 Annual Autumn Sale Nov 6th 

The public is  cordially invited to the Annual Autumn Sale on Sunday, November 6th at Adel Winterset TV and Appliance Heating and Cooling in Adel, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.

For 1 Day Only, you will have an opportunity to take advantage of the BEST DEALS of the year.

Roll the dice and save even more. Plus, special financing options will be available. Come and check out the new fingerprint resistant stainless steel appliances from Maytag. 

Or, stop by and see the new line of Whirlpool laundry, featuring a best-in-the-industry 5 year full parts and labor warranty. Try out the latest iComfort sleep systems from Serta. Our large bedding department includes models to fit anyones budget.

This will be the BIGGEST SALE in the 55 year history of the store.

Lowest prices of the year on all brands including, Amana, Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, LG, and Serta. Now is the time to save on all laundry, kitchen appliances, bedding and electronics. Factory rebates available on select models!

Discounted prices will be available in the Adel store location during these 4 HOURS only. If you have been thinking about replacing or upgrading appliances in your home, NOW is the time to buy. Take advantage of the ONE DAY ONLY special pricing and discounts! Bring a friend.
Adel Winterset TV Maytag Sale
Adel Winterset TV and Appliance
916 Main St.
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-5287
Facebook: AdTV4287
Adel HealthMart 
Adel HealthMart Holiday Open House November 10th

We are having our annual Holiday Open House on Thursday, November 10th from 8 am - 6 pm.

Once again we will have FREE refreshments, door prizes, and a free gift with purchase while supplies last.

Come shop our great selection of gifts and home decor for the upcoming holiday season.

Also, starting the following Monday on November 14th we will be starting "Marvelous Monday" and "Win it Wednesday". On Monday's we will offer a particular item at 25% off and on Wednesday we will have a giveaway.

Follow our Facebook for more information on that!
Adel HealthMart - Adel Iowa
Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

Adel HealthMart
113 N 9th St.
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-3644
Facebook: AdelHealthMart
Veterans Day
Veterans Day November 11th
Life Lessons Learned by Veterans 

It's hard for many of us who have never served in the military to fathom the experience. We asked veterans living at The Village at Legacy Pointe to share the most important life lessons they learned.

For many of the veterans we spoke to, their service was a time of transformation where they were exposed to things they hadn't previously seen and roles they weren't accustomed to.

Ken Hume was in the U.S. Navy and served in the Pacific during the Iwo Jima and Okinawa battles. "I grew up," he said of his time aboard the USS Alaska.

During his time as a U.S. Army Corporal, Joe Fitzpatrick learned about racial discrimination.

Clayton Ostlung was a Major in the U.S. Army during World War II. He would receive orders from headquarters with goals and it was up to him to figure out how to achieve those goals.

"I learned to do the job to the fullest and remain dedicated," said Raymond Seegers of his time as a Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps in Korea during the Korean War.

Dallas Schroeder, U.S. Army, became more responsible while serving and learned to follow orders and do what you are asked to do, as did Don Thomas, a U.S. Air Force Captain.

Merl Rouston started his service in the U.S. Army on a submarine. He learned perseverance after winning four battles and making it home alive.

"Always use your best judgement and take care of yourself," said Jack Carpe, who served in the U.S. Army National Guard.

"It's best to try to do everything right, or at least the best you can," said Harry Webb, who served in the U.S. Army National Guard.

Jerry Mills, who served in the U.S. Army, learned the most from the life-long friendships he formed during his service.

There were several veterans whose life lesson was simply to not volunteer. Bert Bertholf, a Territorial Army Sergeant in the U.S. Army, Palmer Hansen, a Corporal in the U.S. Army, and Ralph Emmerson, U.S. Army, all agreed on this.

On the other hand, Steve Nicoson was in the U.S. Air Force and served the United States of America for more than 45 years and Wayne Nichols, who served in the U.S. Navy, learned just how proud he was to be in the Navy.

The Village at the Pointe
"The veterans who live here have served in the United States and all over the globe," said Amy Barth, Executive Director at The Village at Legacy Pointe, "their service is something we are extremely grateful for and we're glad they were willing to share a few of the lessons they learned."

For more information contact:

The Village at Legacy Pointe
Retirement Community of Waukee * Phone: 515-987-4100
Operation Christmas Child - Adel UMC Adel Iowa
2016 Operation Christmas Child November 14th - 21st

November 14 - 21 is National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child! This ministry is a part of Samaritan's Purse, an international relief organization.

In Operation Christmas Child, gift-filled shoeboxes are distributed in 150 countries to children who are living in destitute conditions.

Receiving a gift-filled shoebox very likely will be the first and only gift the children will have received. And although the gift is simple, it makes a life-changing difference!

You can participate by filling an ordinary shoebox with school supplies (notebook, pencils and sharpeners, pens, crayons), hygiene items (fragrance-free bar soap, a washcloth, toothbrush, toothpaste, comb/brush, barrettes/ponytail holders), toys (stuffed animal/doll, toy cars, deflated soccer ball with pump, jump rope), clothing, candy, a personal letter including your email address, and a check to Samaritan's Purse ($7 for each box) for shipping or pay online at in order to track your package.

Please do NOT include any liquids, things that can melt, or anything that is warlike.

Please do drop off your shoebox gift at our local drop-off site, the Adel United Methodist Church, 115 S. 10th Street, during November 14 - 21st.

Drop-off dates and times are: Monday - Friday, 4 - 7 pm; Saturday, 8 am - Noon; Sunday, 4 - 6 pm; and Monday, November 21st, 8 - 11 am.

The Adel UMC invites the public to use the ramp on the south side of the building (Prairie Street) for an easy transition of transporting the boxes from your vehicle into the church. Volunteers will be there to greet and assist you!

Thank you for participating in Operation Christmas Child! Your loving outreach helps children to know that they are loved and not alone. One box at a time, one child at a time, we will share send the gifts of love and hope around the world!

For further information, please visit or contact Bruce Minger at 515-979-6198.

God bless you and Merry Christmas!

Operation Christmas Child Adel Iowa
Adel United Methodist Church
115 South Tenth Street
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-3791
Website: wwwAdelUMCcorg
Facebook: Adel-United-Methodist-Church

Adel Public Library
November Events at the Adel Public Library

This November we have an awesome author event, one of our favorite Friends of the Adel Public Library Foundation fundraisers, and lots of other great events and programs.

Your library is excited to host several Adel Authors for an Author Fair on Thursday, November 10th from 2:30 to 5:30 pm. Come to the library and meet local authors Becky Andersen, Mike Flinn, James Hufferd, Colleen Krantz, Tom Person, and Dr. Patricia Tice who will all be selling their books.

Following the Fair all six authors will be on hand for an Author Panel, where they will discuss their books and take questions, at 6:30 pm in the Community Room.

ISU Extension will present a great fall program on Slow Cooker Cooking on Tuesday, November 15th at 6:30 pm.

Taught by a registered dietician, you will learn how to use your slow cooker and take home a booklet of 25 delicious, healthy, and money saving slow cooker recipes. 
This month we have two special kid's activities, a Move n' Groove on Wednesday, November 2nd at 2:00 pm. Our next Early Out Movie is on Wednesday, November 16th at 2:00 pm when we'll be watching the new movie "RoboRex" on the big screen.
Dallas County Conservation will be at your library for a special story time on Tuesday, November 22nd at 10:30 am. Because of Thanksgiving, Critter Cindy will be the only children's program this week.
We at the library were very saddened by the recent passing of longtime patron and friend Wilma McManus, a staunch supporter of the library.

Thanks to the many generous memorial donations in her name, we have completed a remodel of our New Books area have dedicated this section of the library in her honor.

We believe this will allow the library to continue to share Wilma's love for reading with our patrons for years to come. 
Garage Sale season is over and, thanks to the generosity of our friends and patrons, we have many items left at the library.

Throughout November you can visit the library and, in exchange for a donation of non-perishable foods, take home whatever items you like.

At the end of November all the foods collected will be donated to the Good Samaritan Food Pantry of Adel while any remaining Garage Sale items will be donated to Goodwill in Waukee.
The library will be closed in observance of Veterans Day on Friday, November 11th. We are also closed Thursday, November 24th at Friday, November 25th for Thanksgiving; we will be open normal hours on Saturday, November 28th.
As always, information about the Adel Public Library and all of our clubs, events, and programs is available on our website at
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. 
Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce
Optimae Lifeservices Open House and Ribbon Cutting November 3rd  

Join the Adel Partners Chamber and Optimae Lifeservices for a Open House and Ribbon Cutting on November 3rd, 2016

Optimae Lifeservices has moved to a bigger and better location at 401 Vison Pkwy, Ste A. in Adel. There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at 5 pm.

Optimae Lifeservices Offers comprehensive customer driven services that encourage choice, empowerment and community integration.

Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 73, 301 S. * 10th St., 2nd Floor
Adel, IA 50003
Facebook: AdelPartnersChamberOfCommerce
Optimae Lifeservices
Optimae Lifeservices
401 Vison Pkwy, Ste A.
Adel, Iowa 50010
Phone: (515) 993-1811
Fax: (515) 993-4975
Purple Barn Bed and Breakfast - Adel Iowa
Purple Barn Bed and Breakfast Opens November 1st   

Valerie Wallace
is excited to announce the opening of Adel's newest Bed and Breakfast - Purple Barn Bed and Breakfast.

Purple Barn Bed and Breakfast is a unique 4 square brick house. 4 bedrooms. Paved road access. Home cooked breakfast

Be sure to give Valerie a call for your next getaway to Adel.

Purple Barn Adel Iowa
Purple Barn Bed and Breakfast
25074 323rd Place
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 979-4306
Facebook: PurpleBarndoodads
Chilli Potato Soup
Panther Creek Soup Luncheon Craft & Bake Sale November 6th

The Women's Fellowship of the Panther Creek Church of the Brethren invites everyone to their Soup Luncheon, Craft & Bake Sale on Sunday, November 6th, from 11:45 - 2:00 pm.

Chili and Cheesy Potato Soup will be served and lots of homemade goodies.

Craft items will also be available. A freewill offering will be accepted for the Soup Luncheon. We hope you will join us.

Panther Creek Church - Adel Iowa
Panther Creek Church of The Brethren
24529 J Cir
Adel, IA 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4096
Day Light Savings Ends
Daylight Savings Ends on
Sunday November 6th    

Sunday November 6th is the first Sunday of November and the Official End of Daylight Savings Time.

Don't forget to set back your clocks Saturday night.

It's also a good time to replace the batteries in the smoke alarms, carbon dioxide testers, and check the batteries in the flashlights. Check out our winterizing list below.

Winterizing Tips:

Check Windows and Doors
* Weatherstrip gaps and windows
* Caulk outside widows and doors
* Change screens to storms

Smoke Alarm / CO2 Detector
* Replace Batteries

Check Gutters and Roof
* Replace worn or missing shingles
* Clean gutters

Furnace Check
* Stock up on furnace filters, change monthly
* Have furnace inspected
* Purchase Carbon Dioxide tester

* Check mortar, repair if needed
* Consider cleaning chimney
* Chop, store firewood
* Check Cap on Fireplace
Check Plumbing
* Disconnect outside faucets.
* Insulate pipes, and test heat tapes

Outside Equipment
* Tune up snow blower
* Find shovel
* Store Garden hose
* Store or cover air conditioner
* Clear sidewalk grass for better snow removal

Emergency Kit for Auto
* Travel shovel
* Candles
* Water
* First-aid kit
* Car charger for cell phone in glove box
* Spare gloves
* Spare Blanket
* Sand or ice melt
* Jumper cables
Recipes From Home
Recipe of the Month -
Cheddar, Jalapeno, Bacon Stuffing   
My wife's family loves classic holiday traditions. They eat stuffing once a year, made with enough sage that the bread is green enough to mow. It disappears quickly and we've gone to a "guest" stuffing as the family has grown.

In my family, stuffing was a regular meal, made with chicken, sausage, and lots of butter. Mom could serve liver and onions as long as there was stuffing... and gravy.

Fast forward two generations and my kids have continued both traditions. My two younger daughters make traditional stuffing throughout the year, baked on top of pork chops or chicken breasts.

My eldest daughter makes stuffing once a year, but it is always something new and exciting. This month, we bring you her latest creation. A hearty blend of your favorite flavors with a twist, perfect for anytime of year!

Cheddar, Jalapeno, Bacon Stuffing
6 T. Butter
1 loaf Italian Bread, cut into small pieces
8 slices Bacon, fried and crumbled
2 Onions, chopped
4 Celery stalks, thinly sliced
2 cloves Garlic, minced
2 Jalapenos, chopped
1/2 C. Lager Beer
1.5 C. Chicken Broth
2 Eggs, beaten
2 C. sharp Cheddar, grated
6 Scallions, sliced
Salt & Pepper

Heat oven to 375 degrees, Butter a 9x13 inch baking dish.

Divide bread between 2 cookie sheets and bake until dry and crisp, 10-12 minutes.
Melt butter in a large skillet. Add 2 T. Bacon grease, Onions, Celery, Garlic, Jalapenos, 1 tsp Salt, 1/4 tsp. pepper. Cook until tender and beginning to brown.

Add Lager Beer and cook until evaporated, 2-4 minutes; transfer to a large bowl and let cool 10 minutes.

Add Bread, Bacon, Broth, Eggs, Cheddar, Scallions, and 1/2 teaspoon salt to the vegetables and toss to combine.

Transfer to the prepared baking dish. Cover with buttered foil and bake for 20 minutes.  

Uncover and bake until browned, 20-30 minutes more. Remove from oven, let stand 10 minutes, then serve.

Terry Traveler - This Day
Vote for Terry Traveler!        

My fellow Earthlings, I, Terry Traveler, need your support this election year as I run for the auspicious position, Big Giant Head of the Universe.

You see, my paper, "Earth is Hilarious: The Tales of Terry Traveler" won the Russet Gobee award at the 4th Annual 'Ode to My Galaxy' Artistic Invitational.

The award is named for Russet Gobee, famed scientist of the Tebolt Nebula, who theorized that time is in fact, a potato. The inscription says, "To the Orange Fool with Mashed Potatoes for Brains".

I believe it was Chapter 7, "If It Wasn't For My Horse: Memories from Roswell", that ultimately swayed the judges in my favor. I was told 6 of the 7 judges stopped reading, set down their iPads, and said "wow-just, wow."

As a grand prize I got to create a 30 minute playlist for V4RQ- Mellow Jazz and Welding Talk Radio, and my name was added to the ballot for none other than Big Giant Head of the Universe.

I've been told the position requires nothing more than smiling for pictures. Last term the BGHofU was a honey badger named Stouffle- he had amazing approval ratings- and they have Skype so I can do my job from anywhere. They prefer Earth.

The election is only a few days away but with your help and my grassroots efforts I believe we can win. So Vote Terry for Big Giant Head of the Universe this SevNember 37th!

(Editor's Note: I read Chapter 7. It's three paragraphs about parakeets and a haiku about snow tires. I've known Terry for years and I still don't know what happened to that horse.)

Terry Traveler
Facebook: DiscoverAdel.Terry
Modville Holiday Food Drive
Modville Holiday Food Drive November and December

Modville & Skylabs want to give Thanks this holiday season for all the support that the Adel Community has given us by moving our business to Adel.

We are having a Holiday Food Drive during the months of November and December for the Adel Food Pantry!

Bring in your non-perishable food donations to Modville and let us Thank you by giving you a coupon to use in the shop. Just our way to help make the holidays fabulously vintage & retro!

We will also have extended hours on Friday nights until 7:00 pm starting November 25th - December 23rd!  Come Lounge With Us!

Modville-Prch Junkies Adel Iowa
Modville - Home of The Porch Junkies
1802 Greene St.
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 868-4141
Facebook: ModvilleThePorchJunkies
Modville Porch Junkies - Adel Iowa
Adel Partners Chamber Facetime Morning Mixer at Modville Nov 4th 

Join the Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce on November 4th for a Facetime Morning Mixer at Modville the Porch Junkies from 7 - 8 am.

Stop by for a light breakfast,great business building and a business topic discussion to start your day.

Everyone welcome to attend.

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

2016 Adel Womens Club Memorial Tree
Adel Women's Club
2016 Annual Memorial Tree

The Adel Women's Club (AWC) will be lighting the 2nd Annual Memorial Tree on the night of Adel's Holiday Open House December 2nd.

The lights will continue to shine throughout the holiday season.
A one-time, heart filled donation for any amount may be given in memory of a loved one and a single bulb will be placed permanently on the memorial tree.

The names of the loved ones. along with the names of the donors, will be displayed during the holiday season this year. In the years that follow, the names of the loved ones will be permanently displayed. Adel Women's Club received an overwhelming response last year on the is project. 150 bulbs were placed on the tree. AWC is dedicated to giving back to the community and enhancing the lives of others. The total amount of donations last year was $2500. All of those funds were donated back to the community.

Bulbs for the Memorial Tree will be sold now through December 17th. Any club member will be happy to take your donation or you may contact one of the project committee members listed below.

2016 Adel Womens Club Memorial Tree
At Hairs 2 You Salon there will be a table set up to leave donations.

Let's make this a tradition by continuing to add bulbs to shine brightly each year in memory of our loved ones and to help others in the community through the donations.

Adel Women's Club
Project Committee Members:
Bonnie Conover (515) 720-9141
Lana Schrock (515) 238-9781
Judy Burgus (515) 491-8861
Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce Holiday Open House
Save the Date - 23rd Annual Holiday Open House December 2nd 

Join the Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce as they host the 23rd Annual Holiday Open House on December 2nd, 2016.

This year's event, "Sip and Sample", will be held from 3:30 - 7:00 pm.

Schedule of Events:

3:30-5:30 pm - Adel Public Library Childrens' Entertainment with Mrs.Claus and Santa.
5:30-7:00 pm  - Santa moves to the square and Businesses Open for the Holiday Open House.

The Adel Partners Chamber will also provide a special envelope for visitors to use in collecting the recipes for the evening.

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

Van Van Buren Realtor
Van Van Buren
Real Estate Agent - Iowa Realty

"Van" VanBuren is a retired business executive from IBM, where he had a very successful 30 year career, including assignments in Systems Engineering, Marketing, Consulting and Management, helping companies in the US, Canada and Europe.

 A Dallas County native, Van and his wife live near Adel, Iowa, where he is on the Library Board, is a Township Trustee/Treasurer and involved in various other civic activities.

He is a Northwest Missouri State graduate and attended Math graduate school at Florida State University.

As your agent, Van will apply his experience in sales, marketing, management, support, consulting and civic activities to your real estate buying/selling situations. Due to building five homes during his corporate career and selling 4, he has been on the "other" side of the agent's desk.

Providing responsive, confidential service and HELP, with respect for the individual is his motto!

Van Buren Realtor
Van Van Buren
Real Estate Agent - Iowa Realty
26759 N Ave.
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 777-0707
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Studio Q 360
917 Main Street
Adel, IA 50003
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