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Gary Kile

Gary G. Kile, 76, of Marion, died July 30, 2012, at Mercy Medical Center. Funeral services were held Aug. 2, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Marion. The Rev. Greg Williamson officiated. Burial was at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
Local survivors include his son, Craig A. (Stacey) Kile of Solon, and his grandchildren, Haley and Jessica Birch, both of Solon.

David Clark

David G. Clark, 72, of Cedar Rapids, died after a brief battle with cancer at the Hospice House of Mercy, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012. Services were held Aug. 4 at Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories by Pastor Richard Ernst and Pastor Kirk Statler of Hillside Wesleyan Church. Interment was in Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery with military honors.
Local survivors include his son Jeff (Tracy) Clark of Ely.

Louis Becicka

Louis E. Becicka, 91, of Cedar Rapids, died Saturday, July 28, 2012, at Silver Pines Nursing Home. Funeral Services were held July 31 at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids with the Rev. Dr. W. Bramwell Harnish presiding. Burial followed at Czech National Cemetery.

Walkin'

The earliest Olympics, held around 800 B.C., had one event, a foot race in the nude of about 200 yards.
Starting about 500 B.C., other trials began appearing: running while weighed down by armor, boxing, wrestling, long jump, javelin and discus throw, etc. So it went for nearly 12 centuries when the Roman emperor Theodosius I, a Christian, abolished the games in 393 A.D. because of their pagan influences.

Food For Thought

Several weeks ago, I wrote a column about cooking for one, and some ways to prevent food waste when forced to buy groceries in family-size packages. Several people responded to my comments, and said they appreciated the suggestions. A couple said they still miss the cooking column I used to write. So, maybe it’s not too soon to write about food again.