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August 3rd, 2009

North Liberty Fun Run registration begins

NORTH LIBERTY– It's not too early to register for the North Liberty Fun Run and Walk, to be held Sunday, Sept. 20 at 9 a.m.
The event begins this year at Liberty Centre Plaza, 650 W. Cherry St., North Liberty. Check-in and same-day registration begin at 8:30 a.m.
Runners can enjoy a full 5K run, while kids can take a shorter route around Liberty Centre pond.
Registration forms will soon be available at the North Liberty Recreation Center and at area bank locations.

Iowa Sales Tax Holiday to be held Aug. 7-8

DES MOINES– The 10th annual Iowa Sales Tax Holiday will be held Friday and Saturday, Aug. 7-8.
Qualifying clothing or footwear with a selling price of less than $100 will be exempt from sales and local option tax. The holiday does not include Sunday. Businesses that are open on these days and sell qualifying items are required to participate.

MidWestOne to collect school supplies through August 20

NORTH LIBERTY- Help local kids start the school year off with everything they need! MidWestOne Bank, 465 Highway 965 NE, Suite A, will be collecting school supplies for students in need beginning Aug. 1 through Aug. 20. Donations may be dropped off in the lobby during regular business hours. The supplies will be donated to local schools for students in need of supplies as they start the school year. Please call Melisa Henley at (319) 356-5800 with questions.

Student athletes to be fitted for mouth guards this month

IOWA CITY- Mouth guard fittings for Iowa City Community School District and Regina athletes will take place at the following locations and times. If no location is listed, please contact the school for more information:
Wed., Aug. 5 - West High School, Cafeteria, 6 p.m.
Mon., Aug. 10 - South East Junior High, Room 209, 6 p.m.
Wed., Aug. 12 - Northwest Junior High, MPR, 6 p.m.
Thurs., Aug. 13 - North Central Junior High, Cafeteria, 6 p.m.

NL Fire Department to host family-friendly event Aug. 29

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Fire Department presents “Salute to the Summer” on Aug. 29 at Scales Point/Bobbers Grill, 1850 Scales Bend Rd. The event begins at 11:00 a.m and runs until 11:30 p.m. Rain date is Oct. 10.
Activities include:
• Inflatable rides for kids of all ages
• Motorcycle Poker Run, a 100-mile trip that starts at the NLFD Station at 10 a.m.
• Volleyball tournament at 11 a.m.
• Horseshoe tournament at 1 p.m.
• Mechanical bull from 3-11 p.m.
• Truck and equipment displays
• Fire Fighter Fred
• Live music by Twist and Shout from 7:30-11 p.m.

Rock into the school year at the Englert Aug. 7-8

IOWA CITY– City Circle Acting Company of Coralville presents “Rent: School Edition” —the first event of the 2009-10 season—at the Englert Theatre Friday and Saturday, Aug. 7 and 8, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 9, 2 p.m.
This rock musical is an adapted version for high school students, omitting the song “Contact” and as well as eliminating some of the coarse language. City Circle is the first local theater to produce the student edition of this ground-breaking musical.

July 27th

7-29 classifieds

HELP WANTED

Full-time experienced landscaper. Commercial lawn mowing, snow removal, etc. Willing to train the right person. Call Travis, 319-350-4911. 8/5

Lawn and Landscape Company of Solon is seeking a full or part-time person to maintain its fleet of mowers and trucks. Experience preferred. Call 624-3000. 8/19

Food for Thought

I saw a program explaining the over-abundance of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere: what causes it, what it does to the environment, and what can – or might – be done about it. If you passed your junior high science classes you should remember that as we breathe in air and absorb the oxygen from it, we exhale carbon dioxide. We also produce carbon dioxide when we use fossil fuels to produce electricity, run our vehicles and operate our factories. Plants, very cooperatively, absorb carbon dioxide from the air and respire oxygen.

Guest Opinion: What if running wasn't so hard?

As a cross country coach for the past six years, I have had the opportunity to hear a lot of people’s running stories and aspirations. One of the most common stories I've heard is about the person who loved running all throughout his or her childhood and early adulthood, but then a dreaded injury prevented any hopes of running very much again in the future. The other story I've heard is about the person who hasn’t ever gotten into running – and wants to – but is afraid that it will be too painful or too much work to adopt as a new lifestyle habit.

Sheila K. (Burns) Kavanaugh

Sheila K. (Burns) Kavanaugh, 60, of Westbrook, Maine, formerly of Iowa City and Cedar Rapids, died of metastatic breast cancer of the liver on July 21, 2009, at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, Scarborough, Maine. Services were held Monday, at the Inn by the Sea in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Memorial services and burial will be held in August at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Cosgrove. Arrangements by Jones Rich and Hutchins Funeral Home in Portland, Maine.