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Next early out is a movie

The next early out program will be on Thursday, Oct. 4, with the showing of the movie, “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island” (PG) which is 98 minutes long. Movie time will be from 1 until 3 p.m.
Movies are shown in the meeting room and most attendees prefer to sit on the floor. The library does have a few bean bag chairs but not enough for everyone. Kids are more than welcome to bring in pillows or comfy seat-like things of their own for early out movies.

Storytime themes

Horses jumping at the chance to train at Leamanach

SOLON– The pieces keep falling into place for Lisa Marie Andrews, an equestrian rider since she was 12. Andrews moved to Solon because of a horse named Graphite.
Graphite is the half-brother of Andrews’ former steed, Beetle Bailey, with whom she captured several awards including the 2007 Intermediate Horse of the Year.
She’s taken over Kevin O’Brien’s Oak Meadows Farm and revamped the stables, arena and pastures while setting up shop as Leamanach Stable in Solon.

Small group, big love of orchids

By Doug Lindner
Solon Economist
CEDAR RAPIDS– When the Eastern Iowa Orchid Society (EIOS) hosts its first-ever show this weekend, there will be a lot of locals behind the scenes.
Nile Dusdieker of North Liberty will be judging, Jon Lorence of Solon is show chair and James Quaintance of rural Solon is a member and national award-winner.

Setting a new standard on grades

SOLON– Teacher A is recording tests and assignments in his grade book. Teacher B is using a new system of standards-based grades in hers.
It’s all part of the process of moving Solon schools in line with an Iowa Department of Education initiative on assessment for learning, one of five characteristics the state has identified for providing effective instruction to Iowa students.

Twenty years of excellence

SOLON– Excellence is a Solon tradition.
Numerous appearances in state-level athletic contests; back-to-back-to-back-to back (yes, four in a row) football championships; regular first-class ratings in a wide array of musical competitions; consistently scoring above the national average in standardized testing.
And now, the community is celebrating 20 years of financially supporting students’ education with an annual fall gala.

SAL Kettle-fried chicken dinner Saturday, Oct. 6

SOLON– The Solon Sons of the American Legion will host their kettle-fried chicken dinner on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 5 until 7:30 p.m. at the legion hall. Take-out is available.
The menu includes delicious kettle-fried chicken, cheesy potatoes, oven baked beans, bread and butter, and dessert, with coffee, milk or lemonade.
The cost is $8 adults, $4 kids (6-12), and children five and under eat free.

Our Lord’s Church fall festival Oct. 13; pre-orders for Dutch Letters

SOLON– Our Lord’s Church, 131 N. Market St., will have its eighth Annual Fall Festival Saturday, Oct. 13, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. A soup luncheon will start at 10:30 a.m., serving homemade chili, chicken noodle, and ham and bean soups, along with hot dogs and chilidogs. The bake sale includes Kolaches, pies, cakes, cookies, bars, some candy, fresh farm eggs, bread from the Sykora Bakery and other member specialties. The festival will again be selling Dutch Letters, a pastry from Pella and (new this year) fresh cheese curds from the Kalona Cheese Factory.

Red Cedar Chamber Music concert Thursday, Oct. 4

SOLON– Red Cedar Chamber Music will hold a free “Rural Outreach” concert Thursday, Oct. 4, at 7 p.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Community Center at 1165 Taft Ave., Solon. For information, call 319-377-8028. Flutist Jan Boland, guitarist John Dowdall and cellist Carey Bostian will perform tuneful Czech-inspired chamber music by Iowa composers

Solon post prom seeking used clothing for sale

SOLON– Solon’s Post Prom Party committee will be holding an “All Solon” used clothing and sporting goods sale at the Solon Middle School (date to be determined). Please donate any used Solon Spartan apparel as well as any sporting goods equipment such as cleats, gloves, athletic apparel, etc. Please make sure donations are clean and in good condition. Donations can be dropped off at any of the three schools in labeled boxes and will be collected Oct. 1 through 19. All proceeds for this fundraiser will be used for the 2013 Post Prom Party.

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HELP WANTED

SALES REPRESENTATIVE NEEDED Looking for a Sales Representative to call on small business owners in the Cedar Rapids area and surrounding counties. Compensation depends on experience but many make $40K-$80K per year. Stock ownership plan available (subject to eligibility requirements) and lead funding available. Training and mentoring provided. For a personal interview please call Jennifer at 319-573-5776.10/10