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November 14th, 2012

Thank you, veterans <br>11•11•12

TIFFIN– “The whole world was in flames.”
Those words were spoken by retired Major General Robert Sentman as he spoke to a crowd Thursday, Nov. 8, at the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Middle School’s third annual Veterans Day Program.
Special guest Gen. Sentman described WWII and the rapidly-dwindling number of veterans of that conflict. Six men who fought for their country during World War II received special recognition before a crowd of approximately 150 veterans, family and friends who attended the event organized by eighth grade social studies teacher Kim Meller.

Free Thanksgiving dinner at South Slope Nov. 22

NORTH LIBERTY– Several local community members and businesses have come together to sponsor a free Thanksgiving dinner this year for residents of North Liberty.
On Thanksgiving Day from noon until 4 p.m., a full Thanksgiving meal will be available for those in need at the South Slope Community Center in North Liberty.

Oxford Methodist 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.

Blood drive to be held Nov. 17 at NL’s United Methodist

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty First United Methodist Church, in conjunction with the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center, will host a community blood drive from 8:30 until 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the church fellowship hall, located at 85 N. Jones Blvd. in North Liberty.
To donate or for more information about donation, please contact Laura Bibby at 319-626-3862 or email her at dbibby6347@aol.com. Walk-ins are welcome. Make sure to bring a photo ID and eat a good breakfast within two hours of donating.

North Liberty SHARE taking orders for Christmas dinner packages now through Nov. 30

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty SHARE is now taking Christmas Dinner orders. This dinner contains all the fixings for a family of six, a complete wholesome meal for $30.
Order deadline is Friday, Nov. 30. Contact Carmen Dunn at 319-626-3455 or order online at www.shareiowa.org. Pick up is Dec. 15 from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the North Liberty Community Center.
SHARE is a monthly nonprofit food buying organization.Visit the website for other assorted food packages or call 1-800-344-1107 for details. Everyone is welcome to participate.

Forte Performance Dancers to host “Tip Night” Nov. 20

 NORTH LIBERTY- Debut Dance Forte Performance Dancers will host “Tip Night” on Tuesday, Nov. 20, at the North Liberty Pizza Ranch.  Dancers will greet customers, bus tables, and provide information on the dance studio and upcoming performances. They will work to make it a pleasant dining experience for customers in hopes of receiving big tips to help defray the cost of dance competitions. Support the cause by eating out at the North Liberty Pizza Ranch on Nov. 20.

Saving money with ENERGY STAR CFLs and LEDs

NORTH LIBERTY– We’re all looking to lower our electric bills. But what’s the cheapest, easiest way to do it? The answer is light bulbs. By changing out your old, traditional incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) in your five most-used light fixtures, you can save more than $65 each year in electricity costs. Plus, when used properly, average CFLs last about 7-10 times longer than average incandescent bulbs.
If you’re ready to give LED light bulbs a try, you’ll save a bit more on electricity, but the real benefit is in the features.

November 13th

Lady Spartans hammer their way into state tournament

SOLON– When that last point fell against them, tears streamed down the faces of the Lady Spartans’ volleyball team.
They hugged, then they wiped their eyes and stood with the runner-up trophy in the center of the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena.
Solon, ranked No. 6 in Class 4A, had taken on the top three seeds in the tournament and had almost run the table, just running out of points to play against the No. 1 team, Charles City, in the 4A final Saturday in Cedar Rapids.

Gustin named Solon head coach

SOLON– Solon Community School District Activities Director Keith McSweeney announced Tuesday that Peter Gustin will have the "interim" tag removed from his title as the head volleyball coach at Solon High School.
"Coach Gustin did a fabulous job this year and we couldn't have been happier with his performance," McSweeney stated in an email. "We have been impressed with Peter since the first time he walked through our doors, and we are even more confident in his abilities after observing him this season."

November 12th

More data, more questions

OXFORD– They know how many kids are in seats now, and where those seats are. What they don’t know is how many more are coming, or when.
The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Facilities Committee held their second meeting Monday, Nov. 12, at Clear Creek Elementary in Oxford, a school recently closed to open enrollment and the second in the district to do so due to lack of space. Committee Co-Chairs Malinda Lamb and Laura Kay Sheely distributed a revised proposed timeline, including data through the month of November.