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November 7th, 2012

SHARE taking orders for Christmas dinner packages through Nov. 30

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty SHARE is now taking Christmas Dinner orders. Buy a holiday dinner for someone special and buy one for another family. This dinner contains all the fixings for a family of six, featuring a 6 lb. boneless honey ham, pineapple tidbits, potatoes, gravy, corn and macaroni and cheese. A fresh produce assortment will include broccoli, celery, carrots, apples and oranges (produce selection may vary). A delicious apple pie will be included, for a complete wholesome meal for $30.

Vote now for three NL entrepreneurs competing for $15,000 in cash prizes

NORTH LIBERTY– Three North Liberty entrepreneurs are competing for votes and ultimately $15,000 in the Creative Corridor Dream Big business idea contest going on now. This contest is heating up with 33 early-stage entrepreneurs competing from around the greater Iowa City/Cedar Rapids region.

CCA sends three to state cross country meet Oct. 27

FORT DODGE– Three cross country runners from Clear Creek Amana participated in the 2012 Iowa High School Cross Country Championships Oct. 27.
The only female running for CCA in Class 3A was Madelaine Hinsley. Hinsley finished 47th overall in the competition, with a time of 15:56.
CCA sent two men to represent them in Fort Dodge, including Ben Alcorn, who finished in 40th place with a time of 16:59.04; and Jack Murray, who finished in 108th place with a time of 18:16.74.

Just out of reach

IOWA CITY– Blame it on the full moon. Blame it on bad luck and/or lucky breaks.
It boils down to fundamentals.
The Prairie Hawks of Cedar Rapids Prairie had them down pat Monday night as they rolled onto Trojan Field for a rematch in a Class 4A second round playoff game. West defeated Prairie 58-27 in the regular season and was ranked No. 2 in the state with a 10-0 record vs. Prairie’s 7-3. Under a full moon and with the end of the season, or advancing one step closer to the UNI Dome on the line, the Prairie Hawks apparently forgot they were supposed to lose.

October 30th

Food For Thought

I’ve always admired the person who can keep the keeping in housekeeping. It implies that the trick to the whole thing is in maintaining the status quo; in staying on top of things and returning everything to its proper order immediately if not sooner. I once shared a dorm room with a neatnik. It gives me shivers just to contemplate repeating the experience.

Walkin'

We made Meyersdale by mid-afternoon and rolled 11 miles to our overnight in Rockwood, Pa. While the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) is gravel, it is excellently maintained and we set our sights on covering a hundred miles in two days.

Katie (Kathryn) Rose Birtcher

Katie (Kathryn) Rose Birtcher, 8, of Lone Tree, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, at the University of Iowa Hospitals. Mass of the Resurrection for Katie was held on Oct. 30 at the legion. Burial was at the Lone Tree Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established. Online condolences for the family may be sent to www.lewisfuneralhomes.com.

Mary Ann Carr

Mary Ann Carr, 80, entered the arms of angels on Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, at the Israel Family Hospice House in Ames.
Funeral mass was held Thursday, Oct. 25, at St. Cecilia Catholic Church, in Ames. Burial was in the Ames Municipal Cemetery.
Mary Ann was born on Sept. 11, 1932, in Ottumwa to Gwendolyn (Graves) and Walter Verhille. She graduated from Ottumwa Heights Academy and the University of Iowa. On June 18, 1955, Mary Ann married John “Jack” Carr in Ottumwa. They moved to the Ames area in 1955 and raised their family of five children.

Mary O. Carter

Mary O. Carter, 85, died Friday Oct. 19, 2012, at the Simpson Memorial Home in West Liberty.
A memorial service was held Friday, Oct. 26, at the Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Liberty. Burial was in the Oak Ridge Cemetery, West Liberty. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.hendersonbarkerfuneralhome.com. A memorial fund has been established.

Eleanor Cropp

Eleanor Cropp, 83, of Cedar Rapids, died at home, Monday, Oct. 22, 2012.
A service was held Oct. 27, at Echo Hill Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Jim Langley officiating. Interment was at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
Eleanor is survived by her daughter, Cathy (James) Cropp-Scanlon of Cedar Rapids; grandsons, David, Christopher, and Andrew; and a sister, Val Stahle of Clearwater, Fla. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, George, and brothers, Elmer and Milton Votroubek.