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Archive

November 21st, 2011

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.

Walkin'

The basement was one of the scarier places I worked.
In the 20 years I ran the newspaper, I moved the office several times up and down Main, always ready to find a cheaper location. A small town weekly newspaper is at the bottom of the food chain, and I was on constant vigil to make or save a buck.

Eric Baumert

Eric D. Baumert, 54, of Washington, died Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, at the Department of Veterans Affairs Hospital in Des Moines, following complications from surgery.
Local survivors include his sister Karen of North Liberty.
Celebration of life services were held Nov. 13 at the Jones and Eden Funeral Home. Interment with military honors was conducted by Washington American Legion Post 29 at Elm Grove Cemetery.
A general memorial or memorial of donor’s choice has been established.
Online condolences may be left for Eric’s family at www.jonesfh.com.

Kelly Earnest

Kelly M. Earnest, 67, of Harpers Ferry, passed away Thursday evening, Nov. 3, 2011, at her residence with her family by her side. There will be a celebration of Kelly’s life on Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Marquette City Hall (upper level) from 1 until 4 p.m. Burial will be held at a later date. Thornburg-DeVries Funeral Home in McGregor is in charge of arrangements.
Kelly M. Brechler was born Oct. 29, 1944, in McGregor, the daughter of John Brechler and Doris (Feit) Helmey. Kelly was a graduate of Mar-Mac High School. She was united in marriage to Ronald Earnest in 1990 in Marquette.

Richard Pearl

Richard Lee Pearl, 62, of Washington, died Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, at Washington County Hospital. Services were held Nov. 7 at Brosh Chapel in Solon. Burial followed in Oakland Cemetery.
Richard was born Oct. 20, 1949, in Bloomington, Ill., to Donald and Roma (Lewis) Pearl.
Richard is survived by his mother Roma of Solon, three brothers: Tom of Solon, Jim (Janice) of Coralville, George (Teri) of West Liberty; nephews/niece; Adam (Lindsay), Keith (Holly), Lisa (Nick) Warson, Scott (Alicia), Sean (Meredith) and four great-nephews/nieces.