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THE KALONA NEWS, THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2016 PAGE 9A Ili The Johnson County Auditor's Hall, 101 N. Iowa St. (Former site Office will permanently move six Cedar Township Hall) Note that a The following precincts will re- polling places to new locations for new Johnson County Conserva- turn to prior locations: the June 7 primary election. In ad- tion building will be built near the Clear Creek Township and Tif- dition, two precincts are return- Sutliff Bridge. We hope to move fin: Tiffin City Hall, 300 Railroad ing to prior locations, voting there once construction is St. The polling place was moved The new locations are required complete, out of City Hall earlier this year, in order to meet requirements Iowa City 13: Hawks Ridge to avoid a schedule conflict with of the Help America Vote Act Apartments, 100 Hawks Ridge Dr. city council meetings. The city (HAVA) of 2002. These standards (Former site City Transit) council has now rescheduled its include requirements for parking, Iowa City 17: Our Redeemer Lu- meetings to accommodate voting. drop-off areas, and for maximum theran Church, 2301 E. Court St. Hardin Township: St. Peter's angle of ramps. These standards (Former site City High) Hall, 2009 400th St. SW. Recon- are above and beyond require- Jefferson West/Monroe/Swish- struction of the hall is now com- ments of the Americans With Dis- er: Swisher Community Library, plete. abilities Act (ADA) of 1990. 72 2nd St. SW (Former site Ameri- For the June 7 primary, Uni- Voter cards confirming the new can Legion) versity Heights will again vote polling places will be mailed in Newport Township: Celebrationat the Athletic Hall of Fame, 2425 about a week as part of a county- Farm, 4696 Robins Wood Ln NE Prairie Meadow Drive. The audi- wide voter card mailing. (Former Site St. Mary's Church) tor will make a decision on a new The following precincts will Oxford: Clear Creek Amana El-permanent site for University move to new locations: ementary, 230 W. Wilson St. (For- Heights before the presidential Cedar Township: Solon City mer site City Hall) election. is eal " From page 1A * COUNTY $4,000 from the county attorney office's general fund to their for- feiture fund to pay for a new desk that was built for them. Two long-serving county em- ployees were recognized by the supervisors for their years of ser- vice. Sue Rich was recognized for her 25 years working in Veterans Affair and Steve Anderson was recognized for 35 years of service with Washington County Conser- vation. Five personnel changes were made, accepting the hiring of three dispatchers and in engineer- ing Kelly Stogdill as an equipment operator and Dillon Davenport as the new assistant county engineer beginning May 16. nson recorq The Johnson County Auditor's Office will be mailing every reg- istered voter in the county a new voter card this week. Public re- sponse to this mailing is very im- portant to assuring that we have an accurate and up to date voter file for the presidential election. The Motor Voter law of 1994 re- quires that election officials mail notices to voters periodically. This will be Johnson County's first county wide mailing since 2012. Under the Motor Voter law, no one's registration is cancelled simply for not voting. Instead, the cancellation process depends on the mail, which is why pub- lic response to this mailing is so important. Johnson County has many voters who we strongly be- lieve moved away years or even decades ago, including University of Iowa graduates in their mid- 40s who last voted in 1992. We can- not begin the process of canceling these voters without a proper re- sponse from the people currently living at these addresses! Each voter card includes a post- age-paid reply card. If the card is addressed to some- one who does not live at your address, check the box marked "The person to whom this card is addressed does not live at this address," SIGN THE CARD, and return it. If the person is a fam- ily member or someone you know, you can list their new address. That way, we can contact the per- son directly and complete the can- cellation process. If the card is addressed to you but you need to change informa- tion such as your name, address, or party, note the changes on the reply card, SIGN IT, and return it. You will get another card indicat- ing the changes in a couple weeks. If the card is addressed to you and all the information is correct, you do not need to respond. The card lists your polling places so keep it for future reference. Note that many polling places have changed since the last presiden- tial election, including seven new changes that we are announcing with this mailing. Questions & Answers About Our Environment From the Editors of E- The En- vironmental Magazine DEAR EARTHTALK: I'm in the market for a new set of non-stick cookware for my kitchen, and I'm wondering which type is healthi- est? -- Rose Castillo, Santa Fe, NM Non-stick cookware cleans very easily and some health-conscious cooks appreciate that it requires less cooking oil than uncoated va- rieties. But the convenient cook- ing surface comes with potential risks when it is used with high heat. At temperatures exceed- ing 500degrees Fahrenheit, the synthetic fluoropolymer coating in Teflon non-stick cookware be- gins to break down and release toxic perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) into the air. The Good Housekeeping Re- search Institute tested how quick- ly three different non-stick pans (lightweight, medium and heavy) heated up to 500F. Scrambled eggs cooked on medium heat for three minutes in a lightweight pan peaked at a safe 218F, but all three pans heated on high reached temperatures above 500F in less than five minutes. The cheapest, lightest pan of the three got there in under two minutes. Even with oil added, the cheapest pan sur- passed the 500F mark in two and a half minutes. Cooking steak in a lightweight non-stick pan yield- ed a pan temperature exceeding 600F in less than 10 minutes. At temperatures of 660F and above, non-stick coated pans may emit fumes strong enough to cause polymer-fume fever, a temporary flu-like condition with symptoms such as chills, headache and fever. While the fumes aren't fatal to hu- mans, they can kill pet birds. The Environmental Working Group (EWG), a non-profit fo- cused on health and the environ- ment, recommends cast iron and stainless steel cookware as safer options for stove top cooking, and oven-safe glass for baking. High- quality stainless steel pans are durable and can last a lifetime if treated with care. They also have greater searing and browning capabilities than non-stick pans while still being relatively easy to clean. Cast iron creates an even, in- tense heat that helps seal in juic- es and keeps foods moist. Cast iron is also more versatile than non-stick cookware, as it can go from stove top to oven. While cast iron is heavy and needs to be "seasoned"--a process that in- volves coating the pan in oil and baking it it is a more affordable option than stainless steel. Cast iron is also scratch-resistant, so any kind of utensils can be used when cooking with it. While there are a growing number of new cookware options on the market, including ceramic options adver- tised as a zero-toxin, eco-friendly alternative to Teflon, EWG re- ports we don't know enough about them yet to be certain they live up to such claims. Keep in mind that any non- stick cookware you currently own that's not chipped and in good condition can still safely be used with foods that are quickly cooked on low or medium heat, like eggs or pancakes. "I personally do not advocate throwing away or giving away your non-stick pan," says Simo- na Balan, senior scientist at the Green Science Policy Institute (GSPI). "That doesn't solve the problem: If you throw it away, it will end up in a landfill from where it will leach PFASs into the environment, or even worse, it will get burned, which will re- lease even more toxins." But if you're buying new cook- ware, the experts agree the best way to play it safe would be cast iron for stove top cooking and glass for baking. CONTACTS: Good Housekeep- ing Research Institute, www. goodhousekeeping.com/institute; EWG, www.ewg.org; GSPI, www. greensciencepolicy.org. EarthTalk is produced by Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss and is a registered trademark of Earth Action Network, a 501(c)3 non- profit. For more information, or to make a donation, check out www. earthtalk.org. Send questions to: question@earthtalk.org. "Send Money" Across 1 Skatepark feature 5 Buddy 9 Profundity 14 ___ vera 15 Nozzle site 16 "Aren't we ?" 17 Out-of-focus picture 18 " your pardon" 19 Actress Zellweger 20 March Madness failure 23 Intense rage 24 Certain intersection 25 John ~_ Passos 26 Close relative 28 Elon Musk's company 30 Cows and sows 32 Jemima, e.g. 33 Fingers 35 ABA mem. 36 Physical location 37 Eschewed tradition 42 Gutter holder 43 " had It" 44 Bit of binary code 45 Genesis garden 46 Bud holder 48 Begin 52 Knight's title 53 Perfect rating 54 Formerly 56 Domingo, for one 57 Diner food preparer 61 Habitual practice 62 Obscure 63 Penny ~ 64 Penny, nickel, dime, etc. 65 "If only ~_ known..." 66 In of m 1 2 3 14 ===,,=mu ~ ~ 2O ! 23 ; 28 ; 37 38 39 42 i 45 n 52 m 57 J 61 64 ii,=~ i i 67 Chilean mountains 68 Like some dorms 69 Sticker fig. on a car Down 1 Bugs Bunny, e.g. 2 Magnetism 3 Cursor movers 4 Bold and saucy 5 Upbraid 6 "Calvin & " 7 Exploitative type 8 Classic L.A. metal band 9 Some laundry loads 10 Fencer's blade 7 8 25 31 35 47 59 11 Hilary's outfit 12 Connects with 13 Charlemagne's realm: Abbr. 21 Give the slip 22 Sam's Club rival 27 Kind of cell 29 Equate 31 Abominates 32 Black ink item 34 Nervous excitement 37 Honey makers 38 Big name in hotels 39 Like tennis serves 40 Tennis star Ana 41 Indy racerAI 47 Salad leaf miD 11 12 13 m n 26 27 49 50 51 m m i 56 m m m n n m 49 Hunk 50 Water cannon target 51 Begin 53 Deuce beaters 55 Caught congers 58 Arch molding 59 Start again 60 Waveless 61 Actress Thurman i An estimated 50,000 hunters will be in the timber this spring pursuing the illusive wild turkey and while the woods will not be crawling with hunters, there is a chance for an occasional encoun- ter. Hunters should practice defen- sive hunting techniques. Hunters should make a loud statement like "hey - hunter over here," if they see someone coming into the same area. One loud noise shouldn't scare a bird too much because loud noises happen in the woods. However, don't make motion or throw something to get the other hunters attention. "Turkey hunters are looking for movement," said Jim Coffey, forest wildlife species technician for the Iowa Department of Natu- ral Resources. "Don't wave your hand or make a movement be- cause a movement could be mis- construed. "If you walk in on someone they're probably hearing the same bird you hear, just turn and walk away. Find a different ridge to enjoy the morning." The timber will change a lot from early April to middle May reducing the distance hunters can see so it will be important that hunters continuously check their distance for their zone of fire. "You can't call the bullet back once your pull the trigger so it's important to know your target and what's beyond before taking the shot," Coffey said. He often recommends setting out distance stick for reference points. This al- lows hunters to know exactly how far away a bird is and if it's within the weapons range. Hunters should also respect other hunters. "They are out there trying to do what you are going to do. The com, petition is between turkey and hunter - not hunter and hunter," Coffey said. One way to avoid walking in on other hunters is to go later in the morning. "Rather than try to get out in the woods for the first gobble, go out a little later, like around 9 a.m., you may have the area all to yourself," he said. Safety Tips Avoid wearing patriotic colors - red, white and blue. These col- ors are also shared by gobblers. Bring a blaze orange game bag or turkey vest to use to carry the harvested bird out from the woods. Avoid using a gobble call. Using a hunting blind can be helpful if taking a young person on their first hunt, or for hunting companions to use. Make sure you have permis- sion to be on the land and f'md out if anyone else has permission to the land and which season they will be hunting. Just because you had permission a few years ago, does not mean you have permis- sion this year. Hunter education classes available before turkey season Hunters who need to satisfy the hunter educa- tion requirement can search for and sign up for a course at www.iowadnr.gov/huntered. Prospective students can see which courses or field days are near them; how many seats are avail- able for the class or if the class is full and a waiting list is available. There is also a map showing the location along with the instructor's name, a course overview and any special instructions. Iowa law requires all hunters born after Jan. 1, 1972 to satisfactorily complete a hunter education course in order to purchase a license. Children as young as 11 may enroll in the course, but their cer- tificate of completion will not become valid until their 12th birthday. Each year, around 12,000 students complete hunt- er education in Iowa. Online Only Course Option for Adults The online only course for adults is designed for Iowa residents 18 years of age or older that have prior hunting and/or firearms handling experi- ence. The course covers the same material as the class- room course, allowing the student to complete the entire course, including the final test, in an online setting. Certification is received at the successful completion of the online course. i O: The first annual Bike Ride of Iowa County The first annual Bike Ride of Iowa County, also known as "BRIC" is scheduled for August 20th. The ride is a scenic 37 mile jaunt through Iowa County begin- ning in the village of Amana amid the brick buildings of the historic area. The route heads south from Amana to Williamsburg's classic town square with its brick paved streets, then past Fireside Win- ery near Conroy before return- ing to the Amana Colonies. BRIC is more than just a bike ride as there are special foods and events planned at each stop along the route. The Amana Colonies are cele- brating Throwback Saturday that brings 80-100 Model A vehicles to the area. Along with the vintage cars there will be special food, music, and activities to entertain the visitors all in a truly unique setting. What a great way to begin the ride. Bikers will peddle from Amana to Williamsburg where they will experience "Stella's Jam in Wil- liamsburg." The celebration also features a full day of live music, food trucks and a beer garden on Williamsburg's beautiful town square. The route then heads north to Fireside Winery with their harvest in full swing. Stop for a wine sampling and some special entertainment before ped- dling back to the Amana Colonies. D TRUE HEALTH March Zoo p.m, Old Stringtown Grocery Tony Daum. Health Coach with USANA Health Sciences wi[[ share his amazing story of recovery from diabetes and how nutrition affects so many health Issues. Come Be Inspiredl Everyone is welcome - 1 - on - 1 consultations & product samples 6:30 - 7:,00 p.m. More info? Cal.[ 319-43o-5743 Core strengthening and waist slimming workout Learn more about how essentrics can help balance the body, unlock tight joints, increase flexibility, relieve tension and aid in pain relief. Youdon't want to miss this/ Held at: BONFIRE FITNESS J