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Food for Thought

I've never been very good at anything that resembles geography. That includes following a road map or finding an address in town. I also seem to have a poor sense of direction, which only magnifies the problem. I don't know if my sense of direction is inborn or learned, but it's pretty dismal. I learned the four main points of the compass when I was around 4 years old. My big sister told me that north was in the direction of the kitchen sink, south to the kitchen door, east on the wall where the refrigerator sat, and west toward the dining room.

Geraldine Allen

Geraldine (Rogers) Allen, 68, formerly of Iowa City, passed away at her home in Springdale, Ark. on Aug. 11, 2009. Services were held in Springdale on Aug. 21. She is survived by her son, Steve of Springdale and daughter, Kristy Allen of Tyler, Texas.
Also surviving are four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Ron (Virginia) Rogers of Tucson, Ariz.; and sisters, Pat (Ron) Prymek of Des Moines and Candace (David) Daniels of North Liberty. She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry; mother and stepfather, Dorothy and Ralph Tompkins; and her father, Gerald Rogers.

Roxie Huyett

Roxie Robinson Huyett, 61, of North Liberty, died Monday, Aug. 17, 2009 at Mercy Hospital following an extended illness.
Family and friends celebrated Roxie’s life on Sunday, Aug. 23 at the Eagles Lodge, Iowa City. Burial will be at a later date. Arrangements are with Lensing Funeral and Cremation Service.

Betty Irene Starr

Betty Irene Starr, 77, of Cedar Rapids, died at her home Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2009 after a short illness. Visitation was held Friday, Aug. 21 at Teahen Funeral Home, Cedar Rapids.
Betty is survived by a son, Don (Cindy) Starr of Solon; two daughters, Diane (Bob) Hathaway and Karen Stearns, both of Cedar Rapids; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; her mother, Leota Hunter of Cedar Rapids; and a sister, Wilma VanOsdal of Burlington.
Her father, Frank Hunter, preceded her in death.

Bernadette T. Yirkovsky

Bernadette T. Yirkovsky, 78, of Marion, died Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009 at her home after a long illness. Services were held Tuesday, Aug. 18 at Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories, Cedar Rapids. Entombment was in Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery, Cedar Rapids. Visitation was held Aug. 17.

Sutliff Day Sept. 6

SUTLIFF– The Sutliff Bridge Authority and Baxa’s Sutliff Store & Tavern are sponsoring Sutliff Day on Sunday, Sept. 6, from 12-6 p.m. The Hot Hand Blues Band will play from 1-5 p.m. and food and drink will be available. There is no gate admission, but donations are welcome.

Nash fundraiser Sept. 12 to fight battle against cancer

NORTH LIBERTY– The friends and family of Bill Nash are inviting the community to a silent auction, bake sale and volleyball tournament on Saturday, Sept. 12, at the First United Methodist Church, 85 N. Jones Blvd, North Liberty, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Money raised will go to the Bill Nash Family to put toward medical expenses. If amount needed is exceeded the remaining amount will be donated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in honor of Bill and the community to help fight cancer.

Debut Dance celebrates anniversary with free classes Sept. 16

NORTH LIBERTY– It’s already been one year since Debut Dance & Pilates opened its doors in North Liberty. Owner Megan Snyder is excited to celebrate the studios birthday with a night of free classes. The event is tailored for adults interested in trying Mat or Reformer Pilates and Zumba, a Latin-inspired fitness dance class.

Riverside Theatre announces fall classes and workshops

IOWA CITY– Riverside Theatre, Iowa City’s resident professional theatre company, will offer four new education classes and workshops in September and October. Professional actors and writers who have participated in past Riverside productions will teach the sessions. Registrations are being accepted now through the Riverside box office.
Classes/workshops include:

August 18th

Culver, Loebsack announce $6.7 million in disaster aid

DES MOINES– The Sutliff Bridge will be rebuilt.
Governor Chet Culver and Congressman Dave Loebsack today announced that more than $6.7 million in federal and state funds have been identified and are in final approval for disaster recovery efforts for the Cedar Rapids School District as well as the historic Sutliff Bridge in Johnson County.