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November 7th

Honoring their valor

SWISHER- Joseph “Fred” Novotny, a former petty officer, third class, in the U.S. Navy, served his country in the vast Pacific Ocean theatre during World War II.
He remembered the change he saw in what was previously enemy territory, when the crew of the U.S.S. Arenac, an amphibious attack transport vessel that carried hundreds of troops, landed in the just-surrendered islands of Japan in Sept. 1945.
The occupying U.S. troops were greeted with welcome signs.

Keeping it Lite

NORTH LIBERTY– Dana Cordero likes to keep things light.
“If people are having fun, it shows in their portraits,” said Cordero.
It’s one of the reasons she has become known for her senior portrait sessions.
“I guess word got out that it doesn’t have to be a painful experience,” she laughed.
Cordero’s new LiteRite Photography studio at 595 Ashley Ct. in North Liberty was born of a painful experience, but Cordero has the good nature to see the silver lining behind the rain-soaked clouds of 2008.

Pinnacle of success

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– It could be a good experience getting sent to this principal’s office.
At least, Vicki Reynolds thinks so. A former teacher and elementary school principal in the public education system, Reynolds has opened Pinnacle Learning Center in North Liberty, a place where students can come for individualized programs and specialized instructors to supplement their regular education.

Holy Trinity to host fair trade, international bazaar Nov. 25

NORTH LIBERTY–Holy Trinity Lutheran Church will host a Ten Thousand Villages Bazaar Nov. 25 from 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 650 240th St. (corner of 240th and Highway 965). The bazaar is open to the public.

CCA Foundation inducts two new members to hall of fame

TIFFIN– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Foundation held their Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Friday, Sept. 28, between the junior varsity and varsity football games.

Benefit for Jim ‘Catfish’ Becicka of Oxford to be held Nov. 10

OXFORD– Jim “Catfish” Becicka has been battling cancer for the past 18 months. A benefit for him will be held Saturday, Nov. 10, at St. Mary’s Auditorium in Oxford. The event will begin with a meal (free will offering), serving from 4:30 until 8:30 p.m., followed by a live auction at 7 p.m. Also included will be a raffle drawing for various items, gift cards and certificates. For more information contact Denise Pearson at 319-929-3407.

Bella Sala hosts Nov. 10 vendor fair to benefit Toys for Tots program

TIFFIN– On Saturday, Nov. 10, several local home-based businesses will join together for a Santa’s Workshop vendor event to benefit Toys for Tots in Johnson County. 
The workshop will be held at Bella Salla Event Center at 3232 Jasper Ave. NW in Tiffin from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The event is open to the public.  Admission is either $5 or a new, unwrapped toy that will be donated to the Toys for Tots program.  

Girl Scouts host card-making class Nov. 11 at NL Community Center

NORTH LIBERTY– Get into the mood for the holidays and sign up now for a greeting card making class at the North Liberty Community Center. Spend an afternoon stamping with your friends and members of North Liberty Girl Scout Troop 1322. The class will be held Sunday, Nov. 11, from 1 until 4 p.m. in Gerdin Room 3 at the North Liberty Community Center, 520 W. Cherry St. Registration and prepayment of $25 is required.

Free Veterans Day dinner Nov. 13

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty American Legion Ladies Auxiliary is sponsoring a free Veterans Day dinner on Tuesday, Nov. 13 (so as not to conflict with the USO observance at Riverside Nov. 11). The event will be held at the South Slope Conference Center, Mehaffey Bridge Road, North Liberty.

Oxford Methodist Church to host supper, auction Nov. 17

OXFORD– The Oxford United Methodist Church will host a church supper and auction Saturday, Nov. 17, serving from 4-6:30 p.m.
Amana ham, baked potato, church made noodles, vegetables, salads, dessert and beverage will be on the menu for $8.50. The auction begins at 6:45 p.m.
Oxford United Methodist Church is located at 202 E. Main St., Oxford.