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December 27th

Republican party announces caucus locations

IOWA CITY– The Republican Party of Johnson County has announced the locations of the Tuesday, Jan. 3, Republican Precinct Caucuses for Johnson County. Doors open for the precinct caucuses at 5 p.m. and participants should be seated by 7 p.m.
Caucus sites for the North Liberty area include:
• Monroe Township: Swisher American Legion Hall;
• Jefferson West Township: Swisher American Legion Hall;
• Jefferson West Township: Shueyville Community Center;
• North Liberty 1: North Central Junior High gym;
• North Liberty 2: North Liberty Community Center (lower level);

President to connect to Democrat caucuses Jan. 3

DES MOINES – Iowa Democratic Party Chairwoman Sue Dvorsky has announced that President Obama will be calling and live streaming via webcast into sites across the state of Iowa on caucus night, Jan. 3, to organize volunteers and continue expanding grassroots supporters.
“Four years ago Iowans launched President Obama on the path to the White House by standing by him at the Iowa Democratic caucuses. On Jan. 3rd, 2012, Iowans will start the path to his reelection and Democratic victories at all levels. We could not be more excited to welcome his participation in our caucuses.

Creek boys strike gold

TIFFIN– Coach Steve Ottoson’s Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers picked up their first win of the 2011-2012 season with a 59-40 win at home against Mid-Prairie Tuesday night, Dec. 20. The win improves the Creek boys to 1-6 overall, but still 0-4 in the WaMaC.
Creek took a 12-0 lead in the first quarter with buckets by Caleb Sedlacek, Clay Miller, Lukas Jones and Kam Kahler. The Clippers took the period 12-4 and led 29-16 at the half. Clipper domination continued in the third with CCA taking a 41-29 lead into the final eight minutes.

Creek girls win in OT

TIFFIN– Matt Haas’ Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers picked up their third win of the season Tuesday night (Dec. 20) at home against the Golden Eagles of Mid-Prairie. The Creek girls plucked the Hawks 52-46 in overtime.
Creek jumped out to a 10-2 lead with a pair of buckets from senior Maliah Fligg and one each from junior Tara Walls, senior Caitlin Wnek and freshman Hanna Stokes. CCA took the first period 13-7. A tie at 13 in the second prompted Haas to call a time out, followed by Fligg sinking three field goals consecutively. At the half, Creek was up 28-19.

Live Healthy Iowa’s 100-day wellness challenge kicks off Jan. 23

AMES– Live Healthy Iowa’s 100 Day Wellness Challenge kicks off Jan. 23, 2012, inviting all Iowans to take part. Registration is now open.
The 100 Day Wellness Challenge is a simple and affordable challenge encouraging Iowans to make healthy choices. Over the course of 100 days, teams of two to 10 people take part in friendly competition tracking activity minutes and/or weight loss through the Live Healthy Iowa website.

December 26th

Application deadline for farm, land

MARION– Trees Forever is now accepting applications from Iowa farmers and landowners who are interested in improving water quality and reducing soil erosion by participating in the “Working Watersheds: Buffers and Beyond” program in 2012. Technical assistance, project planning and funding resources are available to selected landowners who are willing to demonstrate and model good conservation practices. The deadline for applications has been extended to Jan. 13, 2012.

Identity theft and medical identity theft target older Iowans

By Tom Miller
Attorney General
DES MOINES– Identity theft occurs when a criminal uses someone else’s personal information, like your name, Social Security number or credit card number, without your permission. Medical identity theft is similar, but it involves personal medical information, like your Medicare ID number, medical information or medical insurance information.

December 19th

Food For Thought

I always found it pure agony to come up with anything approaching the perfect gift for my husband. For starters, if he really wanted something we could afford, he had probably already gone out and bought it for himself. If he couldn’t afford it, you can be darn sure I wasn’t about to ask for the money to buy it for him. Material things are easy enough to think of– the stores are full of gadgets and goodies that men want– just watch him sometime as he gets near the sale bin at the hardware store.

Walkin'

We have another houseguest this week.
Gretel comes to us via Wal-Mart, where a mechanic in the auto services department found her hiding in the engine compartment of a customer’s car. When the owners of the vehicle returned they were given a bill for an oil change, which they were expecting, and Gretel, which they weren’t.

Marion Arnold

Marion Ruth Arnold, 91, died Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, at Bickford Cottage in Iowa City. A memorial service will be held Dec. 30 at 10 a.m. at the Solon United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Carol Kress presiding. Brosh Chapel in Solon is in charge of arrangements.