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November 14th, 2012

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.

November 7th

Food For Thought

Until I graduated from high school, I was quite unaware of college sports, professional teams, and such things as college bowl games. About the only sport I was aware of, besides my own hometown football and basketball teams, was the World Series, and that was only because the teachers, as well as many of the students, in my high school insisted on having a radio playing in the study hall and broadcasting those games that were being played on school days.

Beer, coke, coal and potatoes

Even though we started the day using socks for gloves because of the mountain cold, we arrived in Connellsville about 5 p.m. hot and tired. Before finding our lodgings, we stopped at the Mile Marker Lounge for a beer.

Dean Coglan

Dean E. Coglan, 85, of North Liberty, died Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, under the care of Mercy Hospice in Iowa City.
A time of gathering for family and friends to celebrate Dean’s life was held Nov. 5 at the West Liberty Country Club. A private family committal service was held at Ridgewood Cemetery in North Liberty. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Iowa City Hospice or Mercy Hospice. Online condolences may be sent to Dean’s family through the web at www.gayandciha.com.