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October 29th

St Mary to host Grief Share “Surviving The Holidays” Nov. 13

SOLON– Have you experienced a loss due to a death? Are you hoping for some support to sustain you through the holidays and allow you to help others in your family and circle of friends? You are invited to Grief Share.

Solon Public Library

New books

“Deadline” by John Sanford. In Southeast Minnesota, down on the Mississippi, a school board meeting is coming to an end. The board chairman announces that the rest of the meeting will be closed, due to personnel issues. “Issues” is correct. The proposal up for a vote before them is whether to authorize the killing of a local reporter. The vote is four to one in favor.

Good Time Charlie’s

Fresh food, fresh look, good times

Good Time Charlie’s in Shueyville boasts an impressive menu, welcoming atmosphere

SHUEYVILLE– Everyone has a Good Time Charlie in his or her life.
He’s the guy who’s always up for anything. The friend who convinces you to stay for just one more round at the bar. The guy whose life experiences are significantly more colorful and carefree than the rest of us working stiffs.
For the owners of Good Time Charlie’s in Shueyville, it was the perfect name for their newest bar and restaurant.

Planning meeting for Chautauqua Wednesday Nov. 12 at Brosh

SOLON– Solon will be 175 years old in 2015 and a Chautauqua celebration is being planned for Sept. 18 through 20, 2015, in the Solon Recreation and Nature Area. Organizers are inviting representatives of all Solon groups and organizations to the 7 p.m. Chautauqua meeting Wednesday, Nov. 12, at the Brosh Community Center to assist with forming committees and helping with other organizational tasks.

Solon KCs breakfast Nov. 2

SOLON– The Solon Knights of Columbus (KCs) will host an all-you-can-eat breakfast Sunday, Nov. 2, from 8 a.m. until noon at St. Mary Catholic Church parish hall. The cost is $6 for ages 12 and older, $3 for ages six through 11, and free for ages five and younger.
The KCs will be serving eggs, biscuits and gravy, sausage and pancakes.

Solon American Legion Auxiliary turkey dinner Sunday, Nov. 2

SOLON– The Solon American Legion will host a turkey dinner on Sunday, Nov. 2, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Legion hall.
Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children aged six through 11, and free for children aged five and under.
The menu will include turkey and dressing, real mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, rye bread, homemade dessert, coffee and milk.

Debra Dolores Designs dreams big

Debra Sutherland creates unique fashion designs based on her own artwork

SOLON– When you first meet designer and artist Debra Sutherland, she simply oozes optimism.
She will excitedly show you her latest fabric designs, gush about her newest garment creations, and wax poetic about where her inspiration comes from. When you ask her about what she’s going to do next, the answer is clear.
Everything.
And the thing is, you will instantly believe her.
She exudes confidence as she talks about her prints becoming everything from dresses, to wall hangings, to dinnerware.

Fresh fish

IDNR stocking Lake Macbride, Pleasant Creek with larger walleyes

DES MOINES– Walleyes stocked this week will help fisheries biologists in future stocking decisions. Spawned this past spring, then raised at the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Lake Rathbun hatchery, the eight-inch advanced fingerlings join walleyes already in Pleasant Creek Lake, Lake Macbride and five other Iowa lakes introduced as tiny, day-old fry.

Ag Outlook Workshop comes to Iowa City including discussion of new farm bill



IOWA CITY– Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host an Ag Outlook and Management Seminar in Iowa City at the extension office on Friday, Nov. 7, starting at noon. The cost to attend the session is $35 which includes lunch. The seminar is designed to provide agribusiness professionals and producers with an evaluation of current and outlook market conditions as well as expected trends in crop and livestock income potential.

Ladies Day Out Nov. 8 in Swisher

SWISHER– The Women’s Improvement League of Swisher (WILOS) is hosting a new fun-filled Ladies Day Out on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the American Legion in Swisher. Come and see all the unique gifts from Popcorn Shoppe, Premier Design, Jamberry Nails, Tastefully Simple, Kay Family Chiropractic, PLLC, Scentsy, Initials Inc., Doggy Delights, Pampered Chef, Arbonne and other hand made gifts for yourself and others. Be sure to register for special drawings taking place throughout the day. Stop in for a quick lunch.