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00b|qbP|%.,Ibi*00Pz|P|,J-pi,p|h00lpt|ppmd,b* 2!7 W COTA ST 8IHELTO  9BB4...:2B3 NDEX 10 PAGES $1.00 NUMBER 29 JULY 16, 2014 VOLUME 119 WEDNESDAY ......... -- - -- www.ncppub.c0m ....... - news briefs Public Meeting Announcement The Sioux County Board of Health will hold its regu- lar bi-monthly meeting on Wednesday, July 16, at 8:00 a.m. at the Community Health Partners Conference Room, 211 Central Av. S.E. in Orange City. Trees For Kids grant program Trees For Kids grant pro- gram is designed to pro- vide hands-on educational opportunities for Iowa youth by planting trees on school grounds and other pub- lic places. The grant pays up to $5,000 in tree and mulch cost, and provides educational tree planting demonstrations to par- ticipating adults and youth. Applications are now avail- able for this fall. This past spring, 21 schools and/or communities received more than $68,000 to plant over 1,000 trees around the state from the Trees For Kids grant. Over their 60 year lifespan, these trees will save more than 480,000 kilowatt hours of electricity by shading build- ings and more than 98,000 therms by slowing down winds and reducing build- ing heat loss.Those trees will help reduce flooding throughout by intercepting over 45,500,000 gallons of storm water and will reduce over 4,910,000 pounds of atmospheric carbon dioxide through C02 sequestra- tion and decreased energy PrOdqction needs and emis- sions. Trees planted around schools and in neighbor- hoods have also shown to give youth increased levels of concentration, lower levels of aggression, lower levels of obesity, and fewer symptoms of ADHD. Communities are made more livable by having a healthy, diverse tree canopy. To download the grant appli- cation, go to: http://www. Forestry/UrbanForestry.aspx Vietnam War Memorial inRock Rapids The traveling memorial for the Vietnam War will be in Rock Rapids, Iowa July 31 to Aug. 4. It will be on display to the public 24 hours a day throughout that time period. The memorial will be set up in the Courthouse Square and personnel will be on hand 24 hours a day to answer questions or aid individuals in finding names on the memorial. The Vietnam War memorial in Washington, D.C. was built to honor and recognize all the 2.7 million Americans who served in that war. As a special tribute to those who did not return, the names of over 58,000 who gave their lives or who remain missing are inscribed on the memo- rial's granite walls. The travelling memorial is a half scale replica of the memorial in Washington, D.C. Its construction and display throughout the US has been funded solely by private donations. inside this week Community ..................... 2-3 Opinion ................................. 4 On the Record .................... 5 Faith & Family ..................... 6 Classifieds ............................. 7 Sports .............................. 8- I 0 lip aiR!i Jill! !i ! i!i!i1111 : Weidner. (Photo/Nicole Crosbie) Make a splash with American State Bank Nicole Crosbie I Editor, "We're celebrating the community, and the pool is part of the communi- ty," he said."We look for opportunities In honor of its lO-year anniversary to have fun with the community and this year, American it's not just adults-- it's State Bank in Hull is kids too" sponsoring a late- American State Bank Zumba instructor inspires many to healthier living Certified Zumba instructor, Susy Romero, leads her classes in Boyden, Rock Valley, and Sioux Center with enthusiasm and a passion for helping people. (Photo/Becca Van Darn) Becca Van Dam [Writer, Zumba instructor Susy Romero has been leading classes for two years now, and she has quite a following in the Sioux County area. Zumba is an aerobic fitness program  inspired by different styles of Latin American dance and i usually performed to Latin American dance music. Rome- ro leads classes in Sioux Center, Boyden and Rock Valley ' and does other activities in association with hospitals and other organizations in the area. Her students know her as ): an upbeat, fun-loving, teacher who has a passion for help- i ing people get healthy. What most don't know, however, is that Romero needs her Zumba classes as much as she :-i enjoys leading them. - night swim at the Hull , pool Thursday, July 1,7 from 8-10 p.m. *; "We thought it ,. would be fun;'Susan -i Moser, administrative : assistant at American  -: State Bank, said of - the event."Everybody loves the pool, so we thought it would be a good event to host:' American State Bank will be giving free beach balls to all at- tendees along with ;_ other prizes. "We'll have some- "We realize that without our custom- ers and without our community, we can't be successful. This is really our way of giving back." - Mark Kreun thing there for everyone" Moser as- sured. Mark Kreun, vice-president and branch manager of American State Bank, said sponsoring the late-night swim was a way to involve people of all ages in a fun event. B0yden and Hull RAGBRAI announcements for July 20 Nicole Crosbie I Editor, An estimated 15,000 bikers will pass through Hull and Boyden on Sunday, July 20 as part of the Register's An- nual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI). The event provides communities with the opportunity to share what makes their town special and on July 20 allows community members to share what Sunday means for Christians. "We consider ourselves to be a Christian community, so let's share that love with people" said Shelly Van Otterloo, executive director of Hull Area Chamber of Commerce. "If we touch just one heart that day, we're doing our job. God calls us to make disciples and to go out and talk to people. Jesus didn't do that in four walls -- He went out and made disciples and He got fishers of men. You can't do that in four walls -- you have to go out and make that happen:' Start of a Sweet Ride In Hull, riders will bike south on Hayes Avenue to Fifth Street, then west on Fifth Street to Main Street and south on Main Street to Highway 18. Highway 18 will be open to traffic, but will be congested and individuals are encour- aged to take another route or plan extra time on July 20. The following roads will be closed for RAGBRAI: Linden Street, Cedar Street, Main Street and Fifth Street from Hayes Avenue to Maple Street. Riders are expected to come through Hull as early as 5 a.m. and the majority of riders are expected to be in Hull RAGBRAI on Page 3 anniversary, includ- ing a "Where's Mark?" competition Aug. 11- 15 where community members are invited to find a cardboard cutout of Mark Kreun hidden tfiroughout the com- munity and all correct entries will be entered into a $100 drawing each day. A customer appreciation day is scheduled for Aug. 20 with a meal, games and more. More details will be release d in the Aug. 6 issue of the Sioux County Index-Reporter. "We realize that without our custom- ers and without our community, we can't be successful" Kreun said."This is really our way of giving back:' is sponsoring several  "1 have fibromyalgia and two years ago I couldn't even events in "Augu  to' i walk or k ve well" Romero said. Fibromyalgia is a dis- ceiebrate itS 10-year" 'oidercfiaracterizedbfvvidespre I musculoskeietal-iain " :; that often comes with fatigue, sleep, memory and mood ii:: issues. ; '1 used to have depression too" she said. 'I was encour- ; aged to get regular exercise to help the pain and so I started dancing one song a day for a week and building : up from there:' Romero continued to improve and got where she is to-  day teaching multiple classes in the area. She is licensed 5: to teach regular Zumba classes as well as classes that are custom-designed for kids. Through Zumba classes, Rome- ! ro has combined her passion for health and fitness with her efforts to help the Latin community in this area. "1 want to do something for the Latino community be- cause I'm Latino and I want to help my community" she said. "Our culture is a little bit different and we have a lot of obesity and diabetes and cholesterol problems. I know what they are going through and I want to help them like I helped myself:' Up until now, Romero has not actively promoted her classes and her students heard about them through word of mouth. That's something she'd like to change. "1 kr)w that a lot of people with fibromyalgia are stuck in their houses and don't want to do anything. I want those people to know that if I can do it, everybody can do it. For me, the human body doesn't have limits. Everybody can do it:' Romero has seen the great things Zumba can do, and not just for herself. "One of my students, a little girl, lost 85 pounds in one year" Romero said."l have a lot of other people tell me they Zumba on Page 2 Hull wraps up Summerfest Hull celebrated Summerfest July 6-12. From a new teen "Hullger Games" competition, to a pre- sentation of"The Wizard of Oz" to a pedal tractor pull to the Best Candy Parade in Iowa, there were activites for all to enjoy. Pictured, Emma Westphal showed off her competitive side on the inflatables at the carnival. For more pictures of all the fun, see page two. (PhotolNicole Crosbie)