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Community

CCA to reduce district tax levy

OXFORD– The board of directors for the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) community school district approved the certified budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year as well as Physical Plant and Equipment Levy (PPEL) and School Improvement Local Option tax (SILO) budgets.

Grace Community Church to host women’s conference May 2-3

NORTH LIBERTY– Grace Community Church (North Liberty) will host a two day women’s conference, Uncomfortable Grace: The Hope of Jesus in the Midst of Adversity on May 2 and 3. The conference will occur Friday evening from 6:30 until 9 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
The featured speaker will be Sarah Stevenson, formerly of Revive Our Hearts, and currently the Women’s Ministry Director at Cornerstone Church in Ames. The conference will include worship, testimonials, food, fellowship, and dynamic teaching.

Join the NL recreation staff on a trip to Wrigley Field May 18

NORTH LIBERTY– Join the North Liberty Recreation Center (NLRC) on a trip to Chicago to celebrate 100 years of baseball at historic Wrigley Field on Sunday, May 18.

Sign up now for help with yard work, odd jobs from CCA students

TIFFIN– The annual Clear Creek Amana Community Clean-up Day will be held Friday, May 2. At this time Clear Creek Amana (CCA) High School students from the Student Assistance Team and Win with Wellness will volunteer their day to help older community members with yard work, windows, small household chores and general spring cleaning.

Be somebody extraordinary… help local firefighter give back

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Fire Department is holding a blood drive in support of Bob Parker on Monday, May 5, starting at 3:30 p.m. at the North Liberty Fire Department located at 25 W. Cherry St.
Volunteer firefighter Parker has served the North Liberty community as a firefighter and first responder for over 40 years. He has gotten up in the middle of many nights and snow storms to help people on some of their worst days. However, on March 7, 2012, Bob had one of those bad days himself; he was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia.

West, City high schools to host workshop on discussing drugs with children April 29

IOWA CITY– The West High and City High PSTOs are hosting a special event, “Beginning the Conversation:  Discussing Drug Use with your Children,” at City High Tuesday, April 29, at 7 p.m. in the City High Commons.
All parents and guardians of high school and junior high school students are invited to attend. A panel of local experts will discuss the most effective strategies for talking with children about drugs.

Tiffin mayor helps raise awareness of elderly hunger issues

IOWA CITY– For many elderly people, a hot meal can be difficult to come by.
That’s why Elder Services, Inc., (ESI) of Iowa City, has been delivering meals to Johnson County homebound residents through its Meals on Wheels program since 1980. To raise awareness of senior hunger and nutrition issues, ESI participated in March for Meals, a national campaign held last month initiated by the Meals on Wheels Association of America.

New SMS, performing arts center, and what else?

Estimates still need tweaking as district prepares for bond issue

SOLON– It’s safe to say the Solon Community School District (SCSD) is approaching the starting gate in the race toward a possible September bond issue.
With a $25 million spending target and conceptual plans for a new performing arts center and middle school in hand, the members of the Solon school board met with architects last week to continue the groundwork for significant facilities projects.

Optimist Easter Egg Hunt reset

SOLON– The Optimist Club of Solon will host its rescheduled Annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 19, at 1:30 p.m. at the west end of the Solon Recreation and Nature Area. The event is for children of all ages. Bring a basket for your goodies.

Solon Public Library

Thanks to our library volunteers

Imagine No Malaria Pancake Supper April 27

SOLON– The Solon United Methodist Church will be hosting an Imagine No Malaria Pancake Supper on Sunday, April 27, from 5 until 7 p.m. in the Family Life Center across from the church.
The evening will feature live entertainment. The menu includes pancakes with a variety of toppings, sausage patties, scrambled eggs, fruit, juice, milk and coffee. A free will offering will be taken with all proceeds going to Imagine No Malaria, a charity whose goal is to end death and suffering from malaria by providing insecticide-treated bed nets to the people of Africa.

St. Mary to host blood drive on Monday, May 5

SOLON– Solon will host a community blood drive from 3:30 until 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 5, inside the St. Mary Catholic Church Fellowship Hall.
To donate, please contact Diane Wurzer at 319-624-2719 or visit www.bloodcenterimpact.org.