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Archive

November 7th, 2012

Pinnacle of success

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– It could be a good experience getting sent to this principal’s office.
At least, Vicki Reynolds thinks so. A former teacher and elementary school principal in the public education system, Reynolds has opened Pinnacle Learning Center in North Liberty, a place where students can come for individualized programs and specialized instructors to supplement their regular education.

Holy Trinity to host fair trade, international bazaar Nov. 25

NORTH LIBERTY–Holy Trinity Lutheran Church will host a Ten Thousand Villages Bazaar Nov. 25 from 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 650 240th St. (corner of 240th and Highway 965). The bazaar is open to the public.

CCA Foundation inducts two new members to hall of fame

TIFFIN– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Foundation held their Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Friday, Sept. 28, between the junior varsity and varsity football games.

Benefit for Jim ‘Catfish’ Becicka of Oxford to be held Nov. 10

OXFORD– Jim “Catfish” Becicka has been battling cancer for the past 18 months. A benefit for him will be held Saturday, Nov. 10, at St. Mary’s Auditorium in Oxford. The event will begin with a meal (free will offering), serving from 4:30 until 8:30 p.m., followed by a live auction at 7 p.m. Also included will be a raffle drawing for various items, gift cards and certificates. For more information contact Denise Pearson at 319-929-3407.

Bella Sala hosts Nov. 10 vendor fair to benefit Toys for Tots program

TIFFIN– On Saturday, Nov. 10, several local home-based businesses will join together for a Santa’s Workshop vendor event to benefit Toys for Tots in Johnson County. 
The workshop will be held at Bella Salla Event Center at 3232 Jasper Ave. NW in Tiffin from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The event is open to the public.  Admission is either $5 or a new, unwrapped toy that will be donated to the Toys for Tots program.  

Girl Scouts host card-making class Nov. 11 at NL Community Center

NORTH LIBERTY– Get into the mood for the holidays and sign up now for a greeting card making class at the North Liberty Community Center. Spend an afternoon stamping with your friends and members of North Liberty Girl Scout Troop 1322. The class will be held Sunday, Nov. 11, from 1 until 4 p.m. in Gerdin Room 3 at the North Liberty Community Center, 520 W. Cherry St. Registration and prepayment of $25 is required.

Free Veterans Day dinner Nov. 13

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty American Legion Ladies Auxiliary is sponsoring a free Veterans Day dinner on Tuesday, Nov. 13 (so as not to conflict with the USO observance at Riverside Nov. 11). The event will be held at the South Slope Conference Center, Mehaffey Bridge Road, North Liberty.

Oxford Methodist Church to host supper, auction Nov. 17

OXFORD– The Oxford United Methodist Church will host a church supper and auction Saturday, Nov. 17, serving from 4-6:30 p.m.
Amana ham, baked potato, church made noodles, vegetables, salads, dessert and beverage will be on the menu for $8.50. The auction begins at 6:45 p.m.
Oxford United Methodist Church is located at 202 E. Main St., Oxford.

Blood drive to be held Nov. 17 at NL’s First United Methodist Church

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty First United Methodist Church, in conjunction with the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center, will host a community blood drive from 8:30 until 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the church fellowship hall, located at 85 N. Jones Blvd. in North Liberty.
To donate or for more information about donation, please contact Laura Bibby at 319-626-3862 or email her at dbibby6347@aol.com. Walk-ins are welcome. Make sure to bring a photo ID and eat a good breakfast within two hours of donating.

Free community Thanksgiving dinner at South Slope Nov. 22

NORTH LIBERTY– Several local community members and businesses have come together to sponsor a free Thanksgiving dinner this year for residents of North Liberty.
On Thanksgiving Day from noon until 4 p.m., a full Thanksgiving meal will be available for those in need at the South Slope Community Center in North Liberty.