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February 6th

Solon UMC offers healing prayer service on Feb. 12

SOLON– The Solon United Methodist Church is offering a healing prayer service on Sunday, Feb. 12, at 4:30 p.m. The service is designed to provide encouragement and support for individuals and families who are facing life trials. There will be time for candle-lighting, prayer, contemplation, sharing, blessing and fellowship. Spiritual healing is God’s work of offering persons balance, harmony and wholeness of body, mind and relationships. All people with personal concerns or who want to offer support are welcomed to come and worship with us.

Ely Rotary to host soup supper Feb. 11

ELY– Gateway Rotary is hosting a soup supper fundraiser on Feb. 11 at the Ely American Legion Hall from 4 until 7 p.m. Enjoy chili and chicken noodle soup, a bake sale and Jasmine Band, a Cedar Rapids favorite playing rock, folk and pop music. Proceeds from the event support Prairie Edge School, Prairie Wood Transition Center and other area community projects. The public is invited to this wonderful evening of food, fellowship, music and family fun for a great cause. For more information, visit www.gatewayrotary.org.

Trapshooting team can drive Feb. 18

SOLON– The Spartan trapshooting team will hold a can drive at the Solon fire station on Saturday, Feb. 18, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the 2012 spring competition.
For information, contact Scott Rath at 319-626-6809, Don Evans at 319-329-3405, Dan Fuhrmeister at 319-321-7912, Al Ziskovsky at 319-350-5362 or Gerald Chaloupka at 319-624-2825.

Vets memorial breakfast Feb. 19

The Solon American Legion will host a Veterans Memorial Breakfast Sunday, Feb. 19, from 7:30 a.m. until 12 p.m. The menu includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy, hash browns, juice coffee or milk. The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children age six through 12. Kids age five and under eat free. Proceeds go to the Solon Veterans’ Memorial maintenance and landscaping fund.

Blood drive Feb. 18

SOLON– The Solon American Legion Auxiliary and the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center will be hosting a blood drive Saturday, Feb. 18, from 7:30-11 a.m. at the Solon United Methodist Church Family Life Center. To donate, contact Jean Stinocher at 319-624-2356.

SUMC Men’s Group hosts soup supper to benefit Habitat house

SOLON– The Solon United Methodist Men’s group will be serving the community in more ways than one this month.
The group’s annual soup supper has always been a fundraiser to benefit the church, but this year, proceeds will be collected as free will donations rather than through ticket sales, and donated to the Habitat for Humanity project currently underway in Solon.

The little store with a big heart

SHUEYVILLE— She calls it “the little store with a big heart.” Gail Boothe, owner of Space Doctors Interiors has packed her tiny shop from front to back with a wide variety of home décor items.
Boothe said she has spent her whole life making people happy with their living spaces. In high school she started painting and applying wall coverings. As an adult, she bought older homes and renovated and remodeled them.

Solon council member proposes burn ban

By Doug Lindner
Solon Economist
SOLON– “I don’t know if that’s going to be tomorrow or five years or 10 years, but society is moving toward not allowing burning in city limits,” Mayor Cami Rasmussen said. “It’s coming– that day is going to come.”
And it may come soon.
Council member Brad Kunkel thinks the time has come to prohibit open burning in the city of Solon.
At last week’s Solon City Council meeting, Kunkel requested the city consider a burn ban, and the subject will be further discussed at a Feb. 15 meeting.

City might give food pantry a site

SOLON– The city council members don’t want to store food for a proposed pantry in the library’s basement, but they may agree to something more critical to the project: a location.
In a packed meeting last Wednesday (Feb. 1), the Solon City Council and organizers for a Solon food pantry came together again to discuss a request to temporarily store non-perishable food in the basement of the Solon Public Library. Organizers were seeking a site to stockpile items in anticipation of the pantry’s proposed June opening.

Sign-up for Saturday morning family fun fitness; class begins Feb. 18

SOLON– The Solon Parks and Recreation Department is offering a “Family Fun” fitness class for children ages two through pre-kindergarten. This is a parent/child participation class designed to keep you moving and to get active while having fun together. The five-week class will be held on Saturday mornings from 10:20 until 11:15 a.m. at the Lakeview Elementary gym beginning Feb. 18. A child must be accompanied by a parent or guardian during the entire one-hour session.