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September 12th

Where’s the beef?

IOWA CITY– When Johnson County Supervisor Pat Harney sat in on a local forum about hunger, he learned about food shortages at local food banks and came up with an idea to beef up support to those in need.
Along with his wife Jean, Harney rounded up the assistance of 20 donors from all over the county to help in a significant way. Harney and company bought a two-year-old heifer raised by Clear Creek Amana graduate Stephanie Fisher. Fisher’s cow was a reserve champion at the county fair; weighing in at 1,045 pounds. It sold for $1,200.

Belgum Grove outdoor family day Sept. 18

JOHNSON COUNTY– Fall is a great time for the entire family to go natural.
Join Johnson County Heritage Trust members for the organization’s second annual Family Day at Belgum Grove, Sunday, Sept. 18, from 1-3 p.m.
Move through five different learning stations and experience fun, hands-on activities designed to teach about natural prairies, streams, ponds and woodlands. Explore the creek, stroll through the orchard, and enjoy the wildlife and all the beauty these natural areas have to offer.

Council, Parks and Rec commission field request for new ball diamond

NORTH LIBERTY– America’s pastime gets a lot of play in North Liberty.
Local supporters are asking for a little more.

iLove my iPad

NORTH LIBERTY– Apple’s newest must-have gadget, the sleek and sexy iPad2 tablet, has enough apps to occupy even the most avid techno-geek. With the iPad2, you can not only read Internet content, check email, and create spreadsheets or presentations for work, you can also karaoke with your favorite Glee characters, lay waste to thieving pigs who steal eggs from Angry Birds, jam the roundball with the likes of Scottie Pippin or Karl Malone, and shoot soccer balls at cartoon zombies in your spare time.
The Pope even used an iPad to send his first-ever tweet.

“Silver Tsunami”

JOHNSON COUNTY- Facing continued increases in Iowa’s aging population, legislators earlier this year tasked the Iowa Department of Aging (IDA) with developing a plan to consolidate elder service providers that contract with the state.
The state law mandates the reduction of aging agencies in the state. Aging agencies were started as part of the federal Older Americans Act in 1965.
Currently, 13 Area Aging Agencies (AAAs) serve elder populations in Iowa. An IDA proposal shows six agencies standing by the legislative deadline July 1, 2012.

Respecting their elders

By B. Adam Burke
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– North Central Junior High studentsNisha Coney and Camille Anderson were recently recognized for their work in and out of the classroom in highlighting an issue that is frequently ignored or misunderstood: elder abuse.
Last year, 11 percent of elderly people reported some form of mistreatment, according to the National Institute of Justice, a research agency of the US Dept. of Justice.

JCHT Belgum Grove family day to be Sunday, Sept. 18

JOHNSON COUNTY– Join Johnson County Heritage Trust members for the organization’s second annual Family Day at Belgum Grove, Sunday, Sept. 18, from 1-3 p.m.
Move through different learning stations and experience fun, hands-on activities designed to teach about natural prairies, streams, ponds and woodlands. Explore the creek, stroll through the orchard, and enjoy the wildlife and all the beauty these natural areas have to offer.
Belgum Grove is located four miles west of Hills on 500th Street (F26). The event is free and all are welcome.

Monarch tagging Sept. 17

NORTH LIBERTY– Forevergreen Garden Center will host its annual Monarch butterfly tag-and-release event on Saturday, Sept. 17, at Forevergreen Garden Center, 125 Forevergreen Rd. Registration and tagging begin at 9:30 a.m., presentation begins at 10 a.m.
The event is recommended for adults and children ages 4 and up. There is no cost to attend the seminar. Fees to tag and release a butterfly is $7.
Contact Lucy Hershberger for more information at 319-626-2774, or e-mail lucyh@forevergreengrows.com.

Free English classes for Spanish speaking families

NORTH LIBERTY– Free English classes for Spanish speaking families (Clase de ingles para hispanohablantes) are provided through the North Liberty First United Methodist Church.Call Judy McRoberts at 319-430-9881 (Para inscribirse, llame a Judy McRoberts at 319-430-9881).

8th annual Art/Flower Festival in Oxford this Saturday

OXFORD– For the eighth consecutive year, Anna Geyer lends out her bountiful garden and country home near Oxford on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the annual Art & Flower Festival benefiting Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity.
This family-friendly event features artwork for purchase from area artists. In addition, attendees can pick their own flowers and herbs from Anna’s Garden, enjoy fresh wood-fired oven pizza and homemade ice cream, and listen to live music. Children’s activities are also in store.