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Archive - 2012

October 23rd

Senior Night spoiled

IOWA CITY– It was the last regular season volleyball match for the West High Women of Troy and time to honor and say thanks to three seniors. Ally Disterhoft and Emily Merdinger were recognized with manager Emily Carpenter between the sophomore and varsity matches Tuesday night at West. In a gesture of good will and class, the Women of Troy recognized Cedar Rapids Prairie’s seniors (Becca Bell, Brittney Lash, Brenna Nehring and Sara Stevenson) as well.

Sport Clips Haircuts launches campaign to help heroes call home

NORTH LIBERTY– Sport Clips Haircuts in Cedar Rapids, Coralville and North Liberty will join more than 950 of the franchise’s locations across the country in launching its annual “Help A Hero” fundraising campaign to support the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ (VFW) Operation Uplink™. Sport Clips’ goal is to raise $500,000 in its sixth year of donating to the program, which offers free call days to deployed and hospitalized U.S. service members. The campaign will continue through Veterans Day, Nov. 11, when $1 from every haircut service will go to Operation Uplink™.

Crisis Center hosts Suicide Survivors Support Group Nov. 1

IOWA CITY– A support group for those who have lost someone to suicide will meet Thursday, Nov. 1, from 7 until 8:30 p.m. at The Crisis Center of Johnson County, 1121 Gilbert Ct., Iowa City. The Suicide Survivors Support Group offers participants a safe place to talk about memories, ongoing grief and the stigma surrounding death by suicide. New members are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Support group meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at no cost. For more information, contact Keri Neblett at 319-351-2726 ext. 114 or by email at keri.neblett@jccrisiscenter.org.

CCA sells fine fruit for the fine arts

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) fine arts boosters group, F.A.M.E., is promoting its annual fruit, cheese, meat and nut sale going on from now until Nov. 6. Fruit will be delivered on Dec. 8. CCA fine arts students and families will be able to take your orders or you can contact Pat Rogers at 319-631-0285 or patrogers@southslope.net Information can be found on the school’s website at http://www.cc-amana.k12.ia.us/cca_arts.html.

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 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: two half-hog packages; a cedar chest; an eight-foot windmill; a night on the town package; and various gift cards and certificates. For more information or to donate items for the meal or auction, please contact Denise Pearson at 319-929-3407.

Free veterans dinner to be Nov. 13

NORTH LIBERTY– A free Veterans Day dinner will be offered to any veteran and one guest, compliments of the North Liberty Legion Ladies Auxiliary, on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the South Slope Community Center in order to allow veterans to attend the Nov. 11 USO celebration program at Riverside.
Registration for door prizes starts at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. For questions or reservations call Delaine at 319-626-6475 or Kris at 319-853-0285, or send an e-mail to: club76nl@gmail.com.

CCA will host annual financial aid night Thursday, Nov. 8

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana (CCA) High School will host its annual financial aid night on Thursday, Nov. 8, in the high school commons beginning promptly at 7 p.m. A guest presenter from the Iowa College Access Network will discuss the FAFSA, Federal Student Loan programs, and scholarship searches.
High school counselor Mark Hovey will discuss local scholarships and deadlines. This is a very important meeting for junior and senior parents to attend, but is open to anyone wishing to learn more about funding their child’s education.

‘Rock and Roll’ concerts at CCA’s North Bend Elementary

NORTH LIBERTY– Students at CCA’s North Bend Elementary will present a series of “Rock and Roll” concerts on Tuesday, Nov. 6, starting at 5:30 p.m., and Thursday, Nov. 8, starting at 5:30 p.m. The concerts will take place at the North Bend Gym.
Nov. 6: Kindergarten Concert at 5:30 p.m.
2/3 Concert Group 1 (Fomon, Murphy and Tinnes) at 6:15 p.m.
2/3 Concert Group 2 (Bogenreif, Eister and Fairholm) at 7 p.m.
Nov. 8: First Grade Concert at 5:30 p.m.
4/5 Concert Group 1 (Doehrmann, Wolfe) at 6:15 p.m.
4/5 Concert Group 2 (McCluskey, Latta) at 7 p.m.

Swisher Auxiliary to host turkey supper Saturday, Nov. 3 at Legion

SWISHER– The Swisher Auxiliary will host a Homemade Turkey Supper Saturday, Nov. 3, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the Swisher American Legion.
The public is invited. The cost of $9 for adults, and $5 for children ages 6-12. Children age 5 and under eat free.
Turkey Bingo by Swisher Junior Auxiliary will run from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Proceeds will be donated to English Rivers Outfitters to help veterans.

Stone Soup supper for pantry Oct. 28

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Community Pantry will hold its fourth annual Stone Supper on Sunday, Oct. 28, from 5 until 7 p.m. at the South Slope Community Room in North Liberty.
All community members are invited. Cost is $10 for adults (13 and up) and $5 for children (12 and under). Dinner includes soup, salad, bread, dessert and drink. A silent auction will be held from 5 until 6:45 p.m. The North Liberty Community Pantry was founded on the belief that we are neighbors helping neighbors.