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At the Jan. 28 Nevada Kiwanis meeting, Dean Handsaker introduced John Peiper (pictured). John is with DuPont and told the club about the new cellulosic ethanol plant being built on 59 acres at a cost of $200 million. The plant will begin with 80 employees and will have 40 more jobs in transportation and 150 seasonal workers. The tallest building, when completed, will stand 220 feet tall and will be one of the tallest buildings in Iowa. John went on to explain how the ethanol is extracted from the corn stover and that the removal of the stover will actually increase yield and decrease tillage. Thanks, John and Dean for a fascinating program. (Submitted photo)
At the Jan. 28 Nevada Kiwanis meeting, Dean Handsaker introduced John Peiper (pictured). John is with DuPont and told the club about the new cellulosic ethanol plant being built on 59 acres at a cost of $200 million. The plant will begin with 80 employees and will have 40 more jobs in transportation and 150 seasonal workers. The tallest building, when completed, will stand 220 feet tall and will be one of the tallest buildings in Iowa. John went on to explain how the ethanol is extracted from the corn stover and that the removal of the stover will actually increase yield and decrease tillage. Thanks, John and Dean for a fascinating program. (Submitted photo)

Golden K Kiwanis

President-Elect Gwen Frese presided over the Jan. 21 meeting, attended by 23 members and one guest.

Jan Williams, represent-ing Heartland Senior Services of Story County, discussed the services her agency provides to the county’s seniors. The Adult Day Center offers meals, nursing services, medical support, activities and social interaction Monday through Friday. Space in the handicapped-accessible facility is available for 30 seniors daily for a nominal fee.

Congregate meals and home delivered meals are available as part of the nutrition program. Congregate meals are served at three sites in Ames and in Story City, Huxley, Colo and Nevada. Home-delivered meals are available throughout Story County to seniors with short-term or long-term illnesses or disabilities, who require help with meal preparation.

The Heartland Outreach Department is staffed by specialists who address the questions and concerns of older adults and connect them with needed community resources and services.

Heartland Senior Services of Story County is supported by private donations, grants and public funds from organizations like United Way, ASSET and the Story County Community Foundation.

Bob Gardner won the 50/50 drawing.

American Legion Auxiliary

On Jan. 13. the William F. Ball Unit #48 held an initiation ceremony for new members. Members present who received their pins were Cathy Bagley and Laura Van Allen. Other members participated in the ceremony with readings explaining the four principles that guide the auxiliary: Justice, Freedom, Democracy and Loyalty.

The unit is collecting items to be sent to our active overseas service members. Items and cards should be brought to our next meeting, Feb. 10, or brought to the American Legion.

Everyone in the community is invited to a dinner at the Legion on Friday, Jan. 31, serving times are from 5-7 p.m. The menu will be roast beef with gravy, mashed potatoes, vegetable medley, relishes, desserts and beverages. The cost remains $8 for adults and $4 for children. Bingo continues to be held each Tuesday evening at the Legion. A light meal and other items are available for purchase before the games begin, and again at halftime. It is a fun way to get out and also contribute to our youth for scholarships, and Boys and Girls State.

Our next meeting will be Monday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m. The program will be on Americanism. Not a member yet? Come the second Monday of each month or contact any member. Call Mary Jo McLaughlin, 515-291-3150, for more information.

Colo World Outlook Club

On Jan. 21, nine members met at Joyce French’s home. We welcomed new member, Sandy Hill. We received a thank-you from Margaret Schnur’s family and read a letter from the Crossroads committee about the 2014 festival, July 11-13. New business: Betty Henderson moved to donate $25 to the Crossroads festival, seconded by Jane Coughenour. Motion carried. Old business: Discussion of upcoming 100-year tea. We decided to have a bake sale on Good Friday, April 18, at State Bank and Trust, in Colo, from 10 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Price your own items. Dorothy Cerka told us nine symptoms that shouldn’t be ignored, concerning our health.

A delicious lunch was served by Joyce and Ellen Riese after viewing Joyce’s pictures of Yellowstone State Park. Our next meeting will be Feb. 18, at Jane’s home, with cohostess Claudia Fisher.

Nevada Lions

The Nevada Lion’s club met Jan. 22, with Lion President Jerry Radke presiding. Lion Steve Jordening acted as tailtwister and was successful in taking several quarters from us. After dinner we had a business meeting. We have lost one of our very active Lions, Dick Smith, and we will miss him very much. Lion Loren Heckathorne has agreed to act as secretary and Lion John Beals will be our new treasurer. We also decided to have a pancake feed on Sunday, Feb. 16 and again on April 27. Our next regular meeting will be on Feb. 12 and will be our Valentine party. It will be held at the Dahl house with a catered dinner, and our spouses, special friends and Lions’ widows will be invited. Residents may join us for our regular meetings the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, at 6:30 p.m. at Windsor Manor.

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