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News

NL First United Methodist Church fundraiser to battle poverty in America

NORTH LIBERTY– The First United Methodist Church in North Liberty is holding a fundraiser to beat hunger, poverty, and isolation in eastern Kentucky.
After watching a television special about the hidden hunger in America, church members contacted Homecoming Church in Inez, Ky. – the main distribution center for Kentucky's poorest citizens – to help unemployed parents and their children who are struggling to survive.
The church will begin collecting clothes, food, personal items and money. Our goal is to collect enough for a hundred $10 Wal-mart gift cards to distribute to these folks.

Community Stories May 16 Open House spotlights communities

CORALVILLE–What stories do you have, just waiting to be told?
Johnson County has many, and for the past few months, people throughout the county have gone in search of them. They opened their scrapbooks, rummaged through old papers, and hunted in the archives to put together accounts of times gone by as well as the present. The result is the Community Stories Project—a permanent museum exhibit showcasing the cities, towns and villages that make Johnson County special.
The exhibit is a collaborative effort between the historical society and people from each community.

Liberty Centre Blues and BBQ May 24

NORTH LIBERTY – It’s one day, one party, one cool time.
On Sunday, May 24, join the fun at this free family event for the entire community. Liberty Centre Blues & Barbecue, from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m., will take place rain or shine.
The free music by area bands kicks off at noon with acts such as Wise Fools, headed up by bassist Ben Soltau, and legendary blues musician Kevin “B.F.” Burt. Heating up the stage later in the evening is Bob Dorr and the Blue Band.

Tradition meets technology

IOWA CITY– Since 1981, Foraker Vacuum and Sewing, Inc., has been offering customers the benefits of extensive industry knowledge combined with a personal approach.
“In tough times like these, people look for that even more,” said owner Paul Curtis.

Liberty Centre Blues & BBQ is right around the corner!

NORTH LIBERTY – It’s one day, one party, one cool time.
On Sunday, May 24, join the fun at this free family event for the entire community. Liberty Centre Blues & Barbecue, from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m., will take place rain or shine.
The free music by area bands kicks off at noon with acts such as Wise Fools, headed up by bassist Ben Soltau, and legendary blues musician Kevin “B.F.” Burt. Heating up the stage later in the evening is Bob Dorr and the Blue Band.

NL Legion Auxiliary members distribute poppies May 15-16

NORTH LIBERTY— Auxiliary members of Unit 1976 in North Liberty understand the sacrifice our Armed Forces have made to preserve freedom. To honor past and current American service members, these members will wear a red memorial poppy as a sign of their appreciation on Memorial Day weekend. They will also be distributing two sizes of poppies May 15-16. Poppies will also be available at the NL American Legion.
The American Legion Auxiliary memorial poppy is a symbol of the price of war and the sacrifice of millions.

NL Legion Auxiliary to host benefit May 3 for English River Outfitters

NORTH LIBERTY — A new resort for veterans near Washington, Iowa will receive a needed boost May 3 as the North Liberty American Legion Auxiliary hosts a “Support our Veterans” benefit Bar-B-Q at the Legion hall.
English River Outfitters is a resort for veterans, designed specifically to meet the needs of the disabled vet , and their families. The resort is located in Washington County, approximately five miles south of Washington. It is surrounded by Sockum Ridge Park, which is 215 acres of actively managed woodlands.

Fifth annual WALK for the Mind of America on Sat., May 2

IOWA CITY– The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Johnson County will hold its fifth annual WALK for the Mind of America on Saturday, May 2. NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness.

NL to flush hydrants for next three weeks

NORTH LIBERTY – The North Liberty water department will be flushing hydrants throughout town beginning on Monday, April 27 and for the following three weeks, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. People should avoid doing laundry during those hours. Iron deposits flushed through the system are safe but may stain clothing, so refrain from doing laundry until your taps run clear if you notice discolored water.

Loretta Marlene Davisson

Loretta Marlene Davisson, 72, of Cedar Rapids, died at Mercy Medical Center on Monday, April 20, 2009, after an extended illness. Services were held Friday, April 24 at St. Patrick Catholic Church by Rev. Phil Thompson. Burial was in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Visitation was Thursday and Friday at Teahen Funeral Home.

Edward C. Freeman

Edward C. Freeman, 83, of Center Point, died Monday, April 20, 2009, at Mercy Medical Center, from emphysema. Services were held Thursday, April 23, at First Christian Church in Center Point by Rev. John Caughron, Rev. Jeff Ginn, and Rev. Galen Banashak. Visitation was April 22 at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Center Point. Burial was in Dunkard Cemetery, rural Toddville, with military honors.

Harold M. Knight

Harold M. Knight, 99, of Strawberry Point, died Wednesday morning, April 22, 2009, at Regional Medical Center, Manchester, after a brief illness. Funeral services were held Monday, April 27, at United Methodist Church, Strawberry Point, by the Rev. Ronald Blix. Interment was in Cass Township Cemetery, Strawberry Point. Visitation was Sunday at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home, Strawberry Point, and one hour before services Monday at the church.