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Thursday, July 18, 2013 N/Warren Town and County News Page Thirteen BUSINESS REVIEW WARREN COUNTY MAN WINS $30,000 LOTTERY PRIZE A Warren County man said he was in disbelief after finding out he won a $30,000 lottery prize on a "Cross- word" instant-scratch ticket. "Took a couple of minutes and I started looking this thing over after I scratched it off and I thought this just doesn't look right," said Mike Miller of Carlisle. "I just was really kind of in shock and I thought this just can't be, just couldn't be." Miller, 45, purchased his winning ticket at Hy-Vee Gas, 912 Jefferson Way, in Indianola. He said he stopped at a Casey's on his way home to confirm his winning ticket. "The clerk about went in shock," he said. "She was like, 'Oh my gosh; you've got to take this, I can't cash thi s thing out here.'" Miller, who works for a truck rental company, daimed his prize Monday at the lottery's headquarters in Des Moines. He claimed the 63rd of 97 top prizes of $30,000 available in the Iowa Lottery's Crossword scratch game. Miller and his wife, Kelley, said they plan to pay off some bills and save the rest of their winnings. "It was sure fantastic to win this kind of money and it will sure help us go a long ways with that," Miller said. Crossword is a $3 scratch game. PIayers win a prize by uncovering at least three complete words in the ticket's puzzle. If a player uncovers 10 words, he/she wins $30,000. The overall odds of winning a prize in the game are 1 in 3.82. Thirty-four top prizes of $30,000 are still up for grabs in Crossword, as well as 50 prizes of $3,000 and thou- sands more prizes of $300 and $100. Since the lottery's start in 1985, its players have won more than $3.1 billion in prizes while the lottery has raised more than $1.4 billion for the state programs that benefit all Iowans. Today, lottery proceeds in Iowa have three main pur- poses: They provide support for veterans, help for a variety of significant projects through the state General Fund and backing for the Vision Iowa program, which was implemented to create tourism destinations and community attractions in the state and build and repair schools. Midway Fun at the Iowa State Fair "Nothing Compares" to the adrenaline pumping rides on the Midway at the 2013 Iowa State Fair. With a -new thrill ride and a variety of savings packages, Fairgoers can enjoy even more entertainment. The Fair is set August 8-18. The Iowa State Fair welcomes back Belle City Amuse- ments for 1t days of twists, turns and thrills that are guaranteed to delight Fairgoers of all ages. Hang on tight as the Midway's hair raising Moonraker-the only one in North America-sends you flying over 70 feet into the sky. Newly restored and out of retirement, try to catch your breath as the giant spinning disc picks up speed, lifting you into the air at angles upwards of 90 degrees. Fairgoers can save big on the new Moonraker ride as well as 40 other exciting Midway rides by planning ahead for this year's Fair. Purchase a set of five Midway tickets for $14; each ticket is good for one ride. For an even bigger day of Midway excitement, purchase a Mega Pass wristband for unlimited rides. Weekday Mega Passes are just $25 and are good for unlimited mechani- cal rides any one weekday from open .to close. Or, purchase an Any Day Mega Pass for $30, good for unlimited mechanical rides any one Fair day (indud- ing weekends). These Midway special savings must be purchased by August 7 and are available while supplies last at iowastatefair.org or the Iowa State Fair Ticket Office. If you missed these deals, more bargains are in store during air time. Weekdays only, $25 each day buys a wristband good for unlimited mechanical rides from 11 a.m. to 5p.m. Available during the Fair at Midway ticket booths oniv. There is something for everyone at Belle City Amuse- ments, from the famous Double Ferris Wheel and the Rock N Ro!! Himalaya, to kiddie rides and games of ski!I For  complete list of all rides and rules, visit iowstatefi.org. " othing Compares" to the 2013 Iowa State Fair, August 8-iK The Fairgrounds are located at East 30th at.,! Last University Avenue, just 10 minutes east of dow  own Des Moines. For more information, call 800- 54F-Y=\\;IR or visit www.iowastatefair.org. Al Dorenkamp Dorenkamp to Lead AIB Athletics Department Former Central College Athletics Director A1 Dorenkamp has been named athletics director at AIB College of Business, college officials an- nounced recently. AIB is an associate member of the Midwest Collegiate Conference (MCC) of the NAIA. It of- fers men's and women's basketball soccer, golf and bowling, plus volleyball, softball, baseball competi- tive dance and cheer lead- ing. Dorenkamp is a gradu- ate of Central College, where he was named All- American and captain of the 1974 Division III Na- tional Championship foot- ball team. He spent 14 years at Central as athlet- ics director and he also has more than 20 years of ex- perience as a public school teacher, coach and second- ary school principal. At Central he success- fully designed and imple- mented several junior var- sity athletic programs that resulted in a 30 percent increase in enrollment. Under his leadership, Cen- tral won 49 Iowa Confer- ence Championships and four NCAA National Divi- sion III Championships, plus numerous staff Coach of the Year awards. During his tenure, the college pro- duced 11 Academic All- American student-athletes and 90 All-American stu- dent-athletes. Dorenkamp was confer- ence and district high school Coach of the Year in 1976, 1979 and 1981. The AIB Eagles will open their fall golf and soccer seasons in August. WARREN COUNTY EDC BOARD COMMITS $100,000 TO NEW REVOLVING LOAN FUND The Board of Directors for the Warren County Eco- nomic Development Corporation (WCEDC) voted re- cently to set aside $100,000 to create the area's first countywide revolving loan fund (RLF). The funding would assist startup and expansion plans of small-to- medium-sized businesses in Warren County. The RLF's chief aim will be to provide gap support in partnership with financing provided by Warren County-based private lenders. The organization hopes to enhance the level of deal flow for small business growth on the southern end of the Des Moines Metro- politan region. "We are very excited that after many decades of dis- cussion, a revolving loan fund will become a reality," said Jason White, WCED Executive Director. "Warren County is Iowa's 12th largest county, but ranks 26th among Iowa's 99 counties in total employment. In or- der to reach the fulfillment of the ambitious GroWARRENOw iitiative (WCEDC's five-year strate- gic plan), viable sources of small business capital must exist. Capitalizing good business projects results in job creation." Over the next few months, WCEDC plans to seek ways to grow the RLF's size. One option is to apply to the USDA Rural Development for a match. A successful USDA award could as much as double the size of the RLF. Loan applications will not be available until the WCEDC completes the USDA process, which it plans to do by the end of 2013. Additionally, at the recent board meeting, WCEDC elected officers for the new fiscal year, beginning July 1. Doug Shull will continue as President; Ruth Randleman, Vice-President; Denis Frischmeyer, Treasurer; Steve Bruere, Secretary and, Steve Wilson, County Supervi- sor. WCEDC's entire board roster can be found at www.wcedc.corn. The mission of WCEDC is to create and retain jobs while enhancing the quality of life in Warren County, accomplished foremost by strengthening and support- ing the business dimate in the area. The vision of the Warren County Economic Devel- opment Corporation is to be the economic development organization located in the Greater Des Moines, Iowa metropolitan region that demonstrates leadership, col- laboration and ingenuity to enhance the business cli- mate, business andemployment base, while promoting the unique and identifiable assets of the greater Warren County area, with the purpose of creating wealth and being the model of a results-drive n organization. It's believed that Charles I)kdkena" initial choice for Scrooge's statement "Bah Humbug" was "Bah Christmas" SUBSCRIBE TODAY! Send $18 check or money order for a one year subscription to PO Box 325, Norwalk, IA 50211 PILLOW CLEANING SERVICE The Kraft Pillow Clean- ing Service of Kingsley will be at the Randleman House, 245 Pennsylvania St. in Carlisle Wednesday, July 31, from 6:30 a.m. un- til 6 p.m. Kraft Pillow Ser- vice has been in business for 31 years and is family owned. This company came to Norwalk several years ago when Norwalk had a dry cleaner. This service cleans, sanitizes, deodorizes and re-fluffs your bed pillows. Each pillow is cleaned in- dividually and is covered with a new ticking chosen by you. The cost of this ser- vice begins at $13 per stan- dard size pillow. All types of pillows can be cleaned - feather, down, foam, fiber fill etc. If needed, more filling can be added to your pillow for a minimal charge. Your pillow will be like new!! New pillows are also available for sale - Syn- thetic Down Hypo Aller- genic, 90% feather/10% do/vn, 50% feather/50% down and 100% down. These pillows range in price from $31.50 to $94.50. The Carlisie Area His- torical Society is hosting this event.. If you have any questions, call Mary Sue at 989-0210 (nights) or 321- 6585 (cell). You may also contact Vanease Kraft of the Kraft Pillow Service at 712-378-2918. Feel free to drop off your pillows Wednesday morning beginning at 6:30 a.m. They will be marked and recorded and ready for pick up by 6 p.m. Ar- rangements can be-made for earlier'drop off by call- ing Mary Sue. PHOTO PRINTING IS A FULL COMMERCIAL PRINTER LOCATED IN CARLISLE, IOWA. If you have a flyer, letterhead, envelope, brochure, magazine, newsletter, book, etc., that you would like to have printed, give us a call for a Free Estimate. Photo Printing, Inc. 210 S. 1st Street Carlisle, Iowa 50047 515-989-3251 Norwalk Free Medical Clinic Every .Thursday 6 - 8 p.m. Patient registration begins at 5:45 p.m. with last patient registration at 7 p.m. Crossroads Church, 2601 Border St., Norwalk 515-287.8580 www.2thecrossroads.com Illness/Minor Injury, Well Child Exams (no vaccines), Sch0ol/Sports Physicals, Lead Testing, Adult Tetanus Shots, Chiropractic, Patient Assistance, Program Enrollment, Diabetes-Blood Glucose Testing, High Blood Pressure Testing 'First Come First Served. freeClinics00 No Appointments Necessary. No Cost. In-Kind Donations Accepted. A Vo/unteerHea/thcre Network