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August 9th

North Liberty official recognized for volunteerism

By Alecia Brooks
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– Volunteers at Van Allen Elementary school donate a valuable gift: their help.
The school is undoubtedly run by teachers and other official staff members, but volunteers– those Parent Teacher Organization members, retired teachers and university students who give freely of their time and talents– also help with operation, said former Principal Carmen Dixon.

Rural telecom providers band together against national broadband plan

By B. Adam Burke
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY- Rural Iowa telecom providers have joined forces to raise awareness about a Federal Communications Commission plan they say will hurt rural broadband service.
The Iowa Telecommunications Company Coalition, made up of the Iowa Telecommunications Association, Iowa Network Services, and the Rural Iowa Independent Telephone Association, set up a website, www.thegreatdisconnect.org, to educate telecom customers about the plan.

Riverside Theatre announces Sept. 15 deadline

IOWA CITY– Riverside Theatre invites playwrights to submit monologues for performance in “Walking the Wire.” This annual celebration of original work features monologues of 10 minutes or less by both established and up-and-coming playwrights. The focus for this season’s monologues is, “This Will Never Work.” Submissions must be emailed as a Word document and dated by midnight CST Sept. 15; final selections will be announced on Riverside Theatre’s website, www.riversidetheatre.org, on Nov. 1. The monologues will be performed March 2-11, 2012 at Riverside Theatre.

Scott Co. Ext. to host fruit budding workshop

BETTENDORF– A budding workshop will be held at the ISU Scott County Extension Office in Bettendorf on Aug. 18 from 7-8:30 p.m. The instructor will be Patrick O’Malley, Commercial Horticulturist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Johnson County Fair draws chainsaws, rubber chickens and hot chili

IOWA CITY– Where else can you find ballet dancers, hot chili, cattle bathing, egg racing, chicken throwing and flubber making all in one place?

Knight Prairie hike at F.W. Kent Park August 11

OXFORD– The majority of the State of Iowa was once covered by tall grass prairies. Today, little remains of these magnificent ecosystems. The Johnson County Conservation Board is trying to change that by protecting remnant prairies and restoring some of the native vegetation that was found in the Iowa prairies, as well as restoring associated animal communities. Dave Wehde, Vegetation Specialist for the Johnson County Conservation Board and other staff will be on hand to lead an informative hike around the Knight Prairie at F.W. Kent Park.

Miracles in Motion tack sale benefit

SWISHER– Miracles in Motion is holding an equine tack and Breyer horse sale at the Swisher farm on Saturday, August 13, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. All proceeds benefit Miracles in Motion, a therapeutic horseback riding facility for people with disabilities. Miracles in Motion is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

Neuzil to hold August government and you listening posts

IOWA CITY– Terrence Neuzil, member of the Johnson County Board of Supervisors, will hold his “Government and You” listening posts in August at several locations throughout the county. The listening posts provide residents an opportunity to discuss local, state and national government issues in an informal setting. Each month during the listening posts, citizens also can learn and discuss a hot and emerging issue that Johnson County is facing.

August 8th

Solon library birthday bash breakfast Aug. 14

SOLON– To celebrate the Solon Public Library’s 10th anniversary, the public is invited to attend a Kickoff Breakfast on Sunday, Aug. 14, from 8-11 a.m. at the Solon Public Library. A cinnamon roll, coffee, milk and juice will be served free of charge.
This event is sponsored by the GFWC/Iowa Solon Women’s Club. Tours of the library will be available on request.
Numerous other activities are planned for the week of August 14-21 in celebration of this 10th anniversary. Pick up a complete listing of the events at the Solon Public Library.

Food For Thought

When I was in high school, there were few hard and fast rules that covered everything in our family. I had one sister five-years older than I was, and one two–years younger, plus Ruthie who was much younger. It didn’t take me long to figure out that what applied to Dorothy (the oldest), didn’t necessarily apply to me or to Betty. There were times when what rules there seemed to be came across as arbitrary and inconsistent and I had a strong suspicion that it was Mother’s or Dad’s mood or convenience that dictated what was or was not allowed.