Pride &Progress Thursday, February 23, 2012 Quality of Life Lied Center Improvement plans will be benefit to 3C all... The new Clarinda Regional Health Center facility that opened in January has played a significant role in improving the quality of life in Clarinda and the surrounding area. The new facility is fully equipped with state-of-the-art medical technology to provide the most up-to-date care for the community. Hospital CRHC moves technology into 21st century... 4C The Circle 8 Square Dance Club is one of many activities available to members of the Clarinda community. The group meets every other Wednesday in the gymnasium of the former McKinley School building at 12th and Nodaway streets. Approximately two dozen dancers come to each gathering, with large, regional events planned throughout the year. FOUNDATION Donations keep projects moving forward... 5C The bronze Glenn Miller statue at the Glenn Miller Birthplace Museum greets hundreds of visitors every year. The museum features memorabilia and artifacts from the legendary big band leader’s musical career. Remote-controlled aircraft enthusiasts have a home in Clarinda, as well. The group meets as often as possible, weather permitting, at its miniature airstrip adjacent to the main runway at Schenck Field-Clarinda Municipal Airport. The group also participates in “fun fly” events throughout the summer and performs a demonstration show during the Glenn Miller Festival flight breakfast. MUSEUM Glenn Miller Birthplace Museum eyes Phase II... 6C Clarinda has a rich tradition in the performing arts. In addition to an all-state caliber high school theatre department, the community boasts one of the top community theater groups in the state. Several churches, such as Hillside Missionary Church above, tap into that deep talent pool to put on performances throughout the year, as well. FIRE DEPARTMENT The annual Clarinda Lutheran School Christmas cantata is a popular event that packs the sanctuary at St. John Lutheran Church in Clarinda. Students in all grade levels at CLS participate in the show, which features choirs, hand chimes, and narration by students. A dinner follows the concert in the church’s basement fellowship hall. New truck will meet needs of region... 7C The Toronto All-Star Band was one of the many popular big band groups that performed during the 2011 Glenn Miller Festival in Clarinda. Hundreds of fans of the “big band sound” traveled to Clarinda for the four-day musical event at Clarinda High School.