NORTH LIBERTY– It’s that time again– the poster contest for North Liberty Blues & BBQ. It’s not just the poster image though. It’s also used on postcards, in newspapers, on the website, and on signs everywhere. The North Liberty Blues & BBQ planning committee is calling on everyone to enter.
Be warned, this is the sixth year of the celebration and things are getting real creative up in here. Kids are encouraged to enter, too.
Rules of the game:
• Dimensions must be 11x17 or 17x11;
NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty’s Economic Development Group, in conjunction with the Iowa City Area Chamber, will host a candidates’ forum at the North Liberty City Council Chambers, 3 Quail Creek Circle, on Monday, Oct. 10, at 6:30 p.m.
The League of Women Voters of Johnson County has also scheduled a forum for Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. at the North Liberty City Council Chambers.
TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana High School will host a forum on college admissions, applications and overall post high school preparedness Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Speakers will include Doug Bannon, head of admissions at Kirkwood Community College; Laura Goddard, admissions representative from the University of Iowa; and Molly Jorgensen, admissions representative from Coe College.
This event is not for just 11th and 12th grade students, but to help any student get an edge on college expectations and admissions requirements. All parents are encouraged to attend.
OXFORD– The Clear Creek Amana Student Assistance Team will host its annual Senior Supper Saturday, Oct. 22, at 6:30 p.m. Any district patron over the age of 55 is welcome. Students will provide the meal and tours of the building, and will be available for games of hearts and euchre. Call the high school at 319-545-5623 to RSVP. An accurate count is needed by Oct. 17.
NORTH LIBERTY– The third annual Marla Bea Benefit, an online comic art auction, begins Oct. 12, to raise money for breast cancer research at the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. The online auction features original sketches donated by artists who draw for well-known comic book and sketch card companies. The auction items can be viewed at www.MarlaBeaBenefit.com, which will have a link to eBay where the auction will occur under the seller name “marlabeabenefit.”
TIFFIN– Last year, it was pink socks and cleats in an attempt to help a member of the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) family. This year, the varsity football team, coaches and fans wore pink for the greater community affected by cancer during its Friday night game against the Grinnell Tigers.
By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– West High coach Kathy Bresnahan wants her Women of Troy to be in the top two or three teams in Class 4A, and so far she has her wish. The West High ladies rose to number one in the Sept. 28, weekly rankings by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union, rising ahead of rival City High.
Calyle G. “Red” Ralston, 80, of Cedar Rapids, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, at West Ridge Care Center, Cedar Rapids, following a lengthy illness. A celebration of life is planned for a later date. Iowa Cremation is assisting the family.
Violet E. Reihman, 88, of Oxford, died Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, at Crestview Nursing and Care Center in West Branch. Funeral services were held Sept. 23, at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Coralville. Burial was in the Oxford Cemetery.
Marvin W. Rigel, 82, of Cedar Rapids, died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at Heritage Nursing and Rehab Center. Services were held Sept. 21 at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids, with burial following in the Czech National Cemetery. Full military rites were conducted by the Ely American Legion Post 555.