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Archive

November 21st, 2011

Marching Clippers

AMANA– On Saturday, Oct. 1, the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Marching Clippers took their show on the road, first performing in the annual Octoberfest Parade in Amana, then heading north to Cedar Rapids for the 28th annual Five Seasons Invitational Marching Band Festival at Kingston Stadium.
“The bus was literally smoking its way up 380 when the driver decided he couldn’t go on,” said CCA Fine Arts and Music Enhancers member David Raim. “Luckily they got a replacement bus and made it to the festival in plenty of time.”

Marching Clippers mop up at Marion Invitational

MARION– On Saturday, Sept. 24, the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Marching Clippers opened their competitive season with two competitions in Marion. The day began at the Linn-Mar Marching Band Festival at the brand new Armstrong Field. The Marching Clippers took the field at 11:45 a.m. with a performance of their show “Phobias- So What Are You Afraid Of?” Marching Band director John Smith said, “We performed well, we just need more energy.” The band placed seventh out of nine bands competing in the 3A division with a score of 68.

Three CCA softball athletes sign to play at Division I colleges

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana (CCA) High School congratulated three athletes who signed their Division I NCAA Softball letters of intent, on Wednesday Nov. 9, at CCA High School in Tiffin. Mariah McKinnon signed with Drake University, Fran Strub with Northwestern University and Caitlin Wnek with the University of Northern Iowa.
All three athletes were instrumental in leading CCA to the Class 3A State Softball Title last summer.

CCA drama department presents comedy/drama Dec. 1–3 in Performing Arts Center

On December 1, 2 and 3, the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Drama Department will present Christopher Sergel’s theatrical adaptation of Bel Kaufman’s novel.

South Slope seeks input from customers

NORTH LIBERTY– South Slope Cooperative Communications is conducting focus groups led by Strategic America as part of an initiative to better understand its customers, their telecommunication behaviors and pricing perspectives. Focus groups are just one of a number of ways in which South Slope is seeking the input of residential customers, business customers, and customer prospects.

Hills Bank donates more than $18,500 to Iowa City schools

HILLS– The Classroom Cash program from Hills Bank recently donated $18,606.23 to the Iowa City Community School District Foundation. This funding benefits the foundation’s Excellence Fund, which provides annual grants to the schools. Classroom technology, visiting authors and illustrators, literacy materials, music programs and field trips are just a few examples of learning opportunities supported through the Excellence Fund.

North Liberty Optimist Club November calendar

Nov 24: Thanksgiving – no meeting.
Dec 8: Christmas pot luck, 6:30 p.m., Dave and Rita Roberts’ home.
Dec 10: Christmas Inflatables, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., NL Community Center.
Dec 12: Kid-friendly holiday food baskets.
Dec 12: Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Bill and Darlene Smith’s home.
Dec 29: No meeting.

Live Healthy Iowa accepting applications for ‘Dream Team’

AMES– Live Healthy Iowa is inviting all Iowans to apply as a member of the Dream Team during the 100-day Wellness Challenge next year from Jan. 23 until May 1. The 100-day Wellness Challenge is a simple and affordable team-based challenge encouraging Iowans to make health choices by tracking their activity minutes and/or weight loss for 100 Days. This Dream Team will consist of from two to 10 adults chosen through an application process.

November 14th

Order poinsettias through Nov. 17

NORTH LIBERTY– The Friends of the North Liberty Community Library organization is taking orders through 8 p.m. on Nov. 17 for poinsettias for the holidays. Cost is $13 per plant for red, white or jingle bell. All orders must be prepaid.
Plants will be provided by local grower Joyce’s Greenhouse. Orders may be picked up at the library from Nov. 21 to Nov. 23 at 6 p.m. Special arrangements can be made to pick up poinsettias on a different date.
Please call 626-5701 or e-mail librldy@north-liberty.lib.ia.us, to place an order for holiday poinsetias today.

Food For Thought

One of my favorite times of year, for a good many years, was early fall when the apples in our orchard were ready for picking. My dad, having set out to raise most of the food his family needed, planted not only big gardens, but all kinds of berry bushes, grapes, and fruit trees. At one time, the acreage on the very edge of town had been part of a large commercial cherry orchard. Oddly, by time Dad bought the property, there was not a single cherry tree left on it. There were several large black walnut trees and a small grove of about six pear trees.