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Des Moines, Iowa
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Sunday, April 12, 1992
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6E-C The Des Moines Sunday Register April 12, 1992 Homeowner's Friends Weddings Books offer profitable home advice ' - 'A Drop i f and gsv i 1. :f 1 : lid you know that each American produces nearly four pounds of trash each day, most of which could be recycled? Or that we need 500 new landfills every year to keep up with the rate at which the U.S. is generating garbage? Those are just two reasons why it's important for all of us to pitch in and give our paper, plastic, glass and metal items a second chance by recycling them. And it's easy to do! There are 22 recycling drop-off sites in the Des Moines metropolitan area. The four City of Des Moines sites accept newspapers, aluminumtin cans and colorless plastic beverage containers. In addition to those items, the suburban sites and the Recycle America site in Des Moines accept clear, green and brown glass containers and colored plastic containers including laundry detergent bottles, bleach bottles and liquid soap containers. Here's how to prepare your items for recycling. Newspapers: Make sure your newspapers are clean and dry. You may include only glossy ads or magazines that come with the newspapers. Please do not deposit string, cord or bags of any kind in the recycling bins. Aluminumtin cans: Rinse all your cans thoroughly and remove the labels. Plastic beverage containers: Rinse your plastic containers thoroughly and discard the caps before placing them in the bin. Only plastic beverage containers marked on the bottom with the symbol and colorless milk, juice and water jugs with the number will be accepted by the City of Des Moines. Jugs may be smashed or crushed. Curbside collection of plastics and yard debris is also available by using special City of Des Moines yellow bags (for plastics) and yard debris bags. Metro area drop-off centers: $k4y Allaman lCrtk LI ...... fmt ""v. lr 1 Mi"1 Elkhart bpbniOr I 0 I Antony I Bondurant & Johnston Saylor 1 j(urbandal VVj B T III 1 5 1 4 1 WlndiotV I II Cllva U '"''j i 22 W..iD.t16 PlJiant MolnM j!'"A.-S v Hill cfeMf 20 p up J Moines 7 Bioomdad L V "" I townahld Jl I l d1 11 Norwalk 1. Hy-Vee Food Store, 100 Eighth Street, Altoona 2. Drug Town and Fareway Grocery Store, Ankeny 3. Clive City Hall, 8505 Harbach Blvd. 4. Water tower in Elkhart 5. Water tower in Grimes 6. 6400 N.W. Beaver Drive, Johnston 7. Cornell Elementary School, 5817 N.E. Third St, Saylor Township 8. Norwoodville Elementary School, N.E. Broadway & N.E. 29th St., Saylor Township 9. Downtown Mitchellville 10. Downtown Polk City 11. 805 Cherry, Norwalk 12. Water tower in Runnells 13. Water tower in Sheldahl 14. 70th & Douglas Ave., Urbandale 15. Walker-Johnson Park, 9000 Douglas Ave, Urbandale 16. Valley High School Stadium Eighth Street south of Grand, West Des Moines 17. Hy-Vee at Normandy Plaza, Railroad and Grand avenues, West Des Moines 18. Recycle America, 1800 S.E. Elm St, Des Moines 19. Harding Hills Shopping Center, 3400 block of Harding Road, Des Moines 20. Wakonda Shopping Center, 4313 Fleur Drive, Des Moines 21. Polk County Service Center, 1907 Carpenter Ave, Des Moines 22. East Side Library, 2559 Hubbell Ave, Des Moines For more information about drop-off centers in your area, call the Des Moines Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency at 244-0021. For information about curbside collection or drop-off centers in the City of Des Moines, call the Action Center at 283-4500. E l)c Ut$ Hoint0 fleeter Ken Scholen's book is called the best treatment of reverse mortgages. By GENE AUSTIN KnigiitRiddbr Newspapers The use of a home for retirement income is the subject of one of several new books that offer profitable reading for homeowners. "Retirement Income on the House," by Ken Scholen ($24.95 paperback, NCHEC Press), probably is the best and most in-depth treatment of reverse mortgages since those income-producing instruments first became fairly widely available in the mid-1980s. Reverse mortgages have several forms, but typically pay an older homeowner monthly income in return for equity in the home when it is sold or the owner dies. The programs work best for those who own all or most of the equity in their homes. Scholen, who founded and directs the nonprofit National Center for Home Equity Conversion in Mar shall, Minn., is considered the lead ing authority on reverse mortgages, and has written several earlier con sumer guides. He was a leadmg force in formu lating the FHA reverse-mortgage program, currently the main source of the loans. Scholen gives a thorough picture of the reverse-mortgage situation, telling what they are, how they work A chatty style and explanatory charts are used in the book. and how to shop for them. A chatty style and explanatory charts are used, and the book has fairly large type and lots of subheads to make it easily readable. A minor complaint is that the title and subtitle ("Cashing In on Your Home with a Reverse Mortgage ) might read too much like a come-on. Most experts, including Scholen, think reverse mortgages have pit falls as well as rewards, and anyone considering one should approach with caution. Scholen s book discusses risks throughout. Reverse-mortgage income is usually modest, often only a few hundred dollars a month. The older the homeowner, and the more valuable the house, the higher the possible income. Retirement Income on the House" is available only from NCHEC Press, Suite 300, 1210 E. College Drive, Marshall, Minn. 56258. Credit-card orders can be made by calling 1-800-247-6553. The price, including shipping, is $29.45. "How to Hire the Right Contrac tor," by Paul Bianchina ($14.95 pa perback, Consumer Reports Books), subtitled "Getting the Best Prices, Workmanship and Scheduling for Home Remodeling," is another guide to dealing with the much-maligned tradespeople who do home improvements. The jacket describes Bianchina as a general contractor and author of five books on building and remodeling. "How to Hire the Right Contractor" has some good points and good Illustrations are lacking and the appendix is padding. advice, including one of the best discussions I've seen of scams, swindles and crooks in the remodeling business. It also has useful samples of forms used in remodeling, including a cou ple oi sample contracts. However, there is not a single illustration to break ud about 100 pages of narrative, and some of the appendix material appears to be padding especially including product reports lifted from Consum er Reports magazine. The book is available at some bookstores or can be ordered by calling 1-800-272-0722. "The Cottage Book: A Collection of Practical Advice," edited by rrank bdwards ($19.95 paperback Hedgehog Productions), includes 60 articles geared to owners of second homes. The articles originally appeared in such magazines as Fine Homebuild ing, the Old-House Journal, Har rowsmith and Field & Stream. Articles in "The Cottage Book" are on such diverse subjects as maintain ing a cottage, landscaping, boating fishing, dealing with pests, and com muning with nature. An article on avoiding winter plumbing freeze-ups probably would be worth the price of the book to many second-home owners. There is even a discussion of cot tage games, including horseshoes, and some recipes. Illustrations are first-rate and in full color. This is a fine book for browsing and dipping into. "The Cottage Book" is sold at some bookstores or can be ordered by calling 416-499-8412. Paul Ungr Donna Ungar UNGER LARIMER Donna D. Larimer of Newton and Paul L Unger of Urbandale exchanged wedding vows Feb. 14. The bride is the daughter of the late Lawrence and Pearl Baerenwald. The groom is the son of Robert and Ida May Unger of Decatur, III. The bride is a student at Iowa State University. The groom is an Internal Revenue Service appeals officer. The couple will live in Urbandale. Kevin Dawton ft Bryan ChrUtlna Relmeni Relmeri REIMERS CONN Christina H Lynn Conn and Bryan Lee Reimers, bofh of Des Moines, were united in marriage Feb. 14. The bride is the daughter of t J Maurice J. and Mildred Conn of 512 S.W. Virginia Ave. The groom is the son of John and Arlene Reimers of Malcom. The bride is employed at Taco Bell. The groom is self-employed. The couple wili live in Des Moines. i v . H McCLELLAND ELDER Jennifer Jean Elder of Runnells and Matthew1 Forrest McClelland of Des Moines ex- '8 changed wedding vows March 2 1 . The bride is the daughter of Harry and Nancy , Elder of Runnells. The groom is the sorjdf 2904 Sampson St. The bride is employed at K!s Merchandising in Urtjandale. The groom works at Metf Baking Co. The couple will live in Des Moines. ' , Kelly Dawton DAWSON PETERSON Kelly Kay Peterson and Kevin Eugene Dawson, both of Des Moines, were married March 1 4. The bride is the daughter of Arlyn "Pete" Peterson of Graettinger and the late Patricia Peterson. The groom is the son of Norma Dawson of 832 24th St., and the late Wilbert Dawson. The bride is a social worker at Westminster House Inc. The groom works at Perishable Distributors of Iowa in Ankeny. The couple will live in Des Moines. Matthew Stuart ANNOUNCEMENT GUIDE To get yLr wedding announcement published .a Des Moines Register form m$lje filled in completely anil receiyeo'jio later than three months afterhe xved- din9- ' , ' . : For a form, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Wedding Announcements, Newsroom, The fJes Moines Register, Box 957, Des Moines, la. 50304. If you include pictures offaie bride and groom, they should be glossy prints of good quality. No pictures can be returned. , ., ' . ' ; This service is free. No announcements can be accep ted over the phone. Lisa Stuart STUART MclNTOSH Lisa A. Mcintosh and Matthew A. Stuart, both of Altoona, exchanged wedding vows Feb. 22. The bride is the daughter of William and MaryAnn Mcintosh of West Burlington. The groom is the son of Herbert and Patricia Stuart of 703 Second Ave. S.E., Altoona. The bride is a nurse at Iowa Methodist Medical Center. The groom is a respiratory therapist at Mercy Hospital Medical Center. The couple will live in Altoona. BARTEN Le BLANC Diane Le Blanc and Matthew T. Barten, both of Des Moines, exchanged wedding vows Jan. 10. The bride is the daughter of Roy Le Blanc of Miami, Fla., and Eva Le Blanc of 2101 S.E. Virginia Ave. The groom is the son of Robert and Diane Barten of 333 Leach Ave. The bride is employed at National Chiropractic Mutual Insurance Co., and the groom works at Strain Construction. The couple will live in Des Moines. MILLER HOUGHTON Kathryn Ruth Houghton and Scott Wilson Miller, both of Victorville, Calif., were married Jan. 1 8. The bride is the daughter of William J. Jr. and Karen Sue Houghton of 3913 Maquoketa Drive. The groom is the son of Roger G. and Judith Miller of Brat-tleboro, Vt. The couple will live in Victorville, where the bride and groom are lieutenants in the United States Air Force. CONNETT HAINES Traci R. Haines and Russell D. Connett, both of Des Moines, were united in marriage Feb. 1 . The bride is the daughter of Karen Haines of Norwalk. The groom is the son of John and Patricia Connett of 2734 Chicago Ave. The bride is employed at Principal Financial Group. The groom works at Lydon Corp. The couple will live in Des Moines. Hypertension drugs work By SALLY SQUIRES Washington Poot Three widely prescribed drags for controlling blood pressure are effective in older women and don't produce any significant side effects that could hamper their lifestyles, according to a major study. The study of 242 women, ages 65 and older, is the first to compare state-of-the-art blood-pressure medications in women. The tendency has been for most of the blood-pressure studies to be done in men or predominantly men and some women," said William Ap-plegate, lead investigator of the mul-ticenter study and a professor of medicine at the University of Tennessee in Memphis. As a result, doctors never knew for sure how effective three types of medications beta blockers, calcium channel blockers and angioten-sin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors were in women. All three drugs controlled blood pressure in 90 percent or more of the women who took them, the study found. "The bottom line here is that for healthy older women (with high blood pressure), none of these classes of drugs will significantly impair their quality of life," said Applegate, whose paper was published in this month's issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine. Fifty Plus Anniversaries Wed 75 years John and Anna De- j Vrles of the Presbyterian Home in ' 1 Ackley, will celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary April 12., in Wed 75 years George and Viola q McCool of 903 Prairie St., Guthrie is Center, will celebrate their 75th wedj ding anniversary April 1 8. Wed 74 years A.C.and Ellen Mcintosh of 1 123 Clearview Drive, Oska:'' loosa, will celebrate their 74th wed- ding anniversary April 14. !1 . . .. .4 ARCADIA Lewis $nd Bonnie Schmiti, eogGaultSt.SOvearsApril.' BAT A VI A John J. and Wilma Bald- 2 ridge, Route 1, Box 51 A, 50 years; ' April 11. ' ' ' f CLEAR LAKE Clair and Florence Heif-ner, 1308 Main Ave., 58 years, April 16. . ; " CLIO Leslie and Wllma Auxler, Box0 103, 50 years, April 17. Reception, 2 to 4 p.m. April 18, Allerton Civic Center. i "i COIN Lloyd and Bonnie Jackson, A 50 years, April 25. Reception, 2 to ; 4 p.m. April 26, Coin Methodist (i Church. DECORAH Gordon E. and Elizabeth,, Hunter, 1306 Laure Drive, 50 years, j April 6. . ,7 DEDHAM Leonard and Margie Tiggas, Box 7, 50 years, April 14. , , DES MOINES Wes and Edith Kltche)l, 1 1 Monickie Drive, Bella Vista. Hi- wasse, Ark., formerly of Des Moines, 50 years, April 5. Duane and Mary Ellen Quance, 3900 Wakonda Drive, 50 years, April 16. 1 ' EAGLE GROVE Kenneth and Lois -1 Cole, 404 S. Blaine St., 67 years, ApVH 16. if. ,,a ELKADER Milton and Anna Mae Kramer, 401 Oak Ave. N.W., 56 years, 1J April 15. , "j li . . h GILLETT GROVE Roy and Genevieve; Burger, Box 37, 50 years, March 19. Reception, 2 p.m. April 26, Gilletii'l(r! Grove Methodist Church. ( 4 H KEOKUK William and Elizabeth Waller, Route 3, 50 years, April 12. .w KEOSAUQUA Melvln and Esther ,,j Crist, Country Lanes, 60 years, April.. 16. s '.'I MARSHALLTOWN Irwin and Ruth '-j ( ( Maas, 1 102 May St., 50 years, April 1 9: Reception, 2 to 4 p. m! April 1 8, Thunderbird Restaurant. Mo gifts. . MERIDAN Kenneth and Lorraine kill, P.O.' Box 14.51 .yearjj, April 1 1 . j MUKNinii $un Mr. ano Mrs. Lore Minai, Kouie i, ou years, April 10. OTTUMWA Porter and Margaret Balrd, 179 N, Ransom St., 60 years, April 15. PRAIRIE CITY Laurence and Doroth Steenhoek, Route t, Box 53, 50 year April 20. Reception, 1 :30 to 3:30 p.m April 18, Christian Reformed Church ROCK RAPIDS Stephen and Minnie DeVrles, 206 S. Marshall St., 64 year J April 5. card shower. SLATER Hubert and Helen Twit, 608 Story St., 59 years, April 11. TRIPOLI Clarence and Doris Nerge, Box 333, 55 years, April 19. WEST DES MOINES Arnold and Leonl E. May, 916 1 1th St., 61 years, April 18. WOODWARD Marty and Lou Martin, 1557 Tanner Lane, 58,years, April 14 ANNOUNCEMENT GUIDE Th Des Moines Register will publish we ding anniversaries of 50 years o more. All information, including fi and last names, address, numberQk yvum nmrruni aim anniversary uiam should be submitted In uniting. '"&m to: IheUes Moines Register, Annive saries-Newsroom, Box 957, De, Moines, la. 50304., Deadline is Tues day noon before the Sunday you wan the item publistied.

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