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Contact: Jody Shea, Editor Box 260 Crescent, IA 51526 Volume 12

Crescent THE

Email: Cell: (402) 968-5484


5th Annual

Issue 8

Fall Festival

Saturday, September 22nd

9:00-12:00................... Pancake Breakfast at Fire Barn sponsored by CVFD Auxiliary 9:00.....................................2K/5K/10K Race for Cancer at Mt. Crescent Ski Hills 10:00.............................................................................................. Parade 10:45............................................................................. Car Show and Shine 11:00-4:00............................................................ Art Show at Garden Grove 11:00-2:00..................................Walking Tacos, Amazing Lindy, Zumba Dancing, Clown Dotz Balloon Man, Vender’s Market, DJ Kenny Talcott 11:00-2:00.................................................... Philly Steak Sandwich Specials and Hot Dogs at Henry’s Diner 11:00-3:00.................................................Farmers Market at Loess Hills Winery 12:00-5:00................................20 Country Beer Tasting at Mt. Crescent Ski Hills 12:00-3:30............................... FREE Kids Games and Bounce Houses at City Park Sponsored by Henry’s Diner 12:00............................................................... $1.00 Cake Walk at City Park 12:00-4:00.................................................. Quilt Show at Community of Christ 1:00 ............................................ Co-ed Sand Volleyball Tournament at City Park 2:00-4:00.........................................Horseshoe Tournament behind People’s Bank 4:00-6:00 .................Baseball Tournament, Guns vs.TBD $1.00 (charity fund raiser) 8:00........................................................Lot Dance at Keif’s featuring Taxi Driver 9:00 .................................................................Drawing for ½ Processed Beef Get your $1 tickets from any Optimist

WANTED: Parade Participants!

It’s less than 4 weeks away and the excitement is building! Reserve your spot in this year’s Fall Festival Parade. It’s a great way to advertise your business, We’re looking for floats and participation from local businesses, horse groups, youth groups, tractors people, car people, etc. Let’s make it a great parade. If you’re interested, contact Kris Smith at 545-3118.

2K/5K/10K Run/Walk Morning of the Crescent Fall Festival

Must Sign Up by September 8th! Saturday, September 22nd Mt. Crescent Ski Hills • 9:00AM

$25.00 Entry Fee • T-Shirt, Timed Run, Water and Gift Bag. Sponsored by Crescent Optimist Club.

If you’d like to join in the fun, contact Kris Smith at 545-3118.

In This Issue... Page 2........................City Council Minutes Page 3..................................... Time Out! Page 4 ................................Road Runners All for the RoadRunners Stand Up & Holler! Page 5............. Pott. County Sheriff’s Report What’s Up at CECC? Page 6....... Tying the Knot 10,000 Feet Up! Good to the Last Drop From the Scrapbook Page 7 ................................ MudZillaRun Page 8 & 9..............................Advertisers Page 10........................ Useless Knowledge

By mid September, Crescent Elementary will receive the call they’ve been waiting for since March! Read all about it on Page 4...

Congratulations! Tylor Dizona, USMC We are all so proud of you and know you will serve our country well. Good luck and have fun on your journey!! —Mom & Dad


Contact Numbers Mayor Brian Shea 712-545-3652 (

Councilman Bob Anderson 712-545-3373 (

Councilman Daryl Clark 402-658-0657 (

Councilman Elvis Jacobsen 712-545-3215 (

Councilman Patrick Morgan 712-227-0083 (

Councilman Chuck Stokes 712-545-9085 (

City Clerk Mary Martin 712-545-3981 (

Park Board Jim Campin 712-227-0040 (

Message Board Ron Olson 712-545-3267 (

Crescent Fire Dept. Non-Emergency 712-545-3730 (

Crescent Elementary 712-545-4492 2


Submitted by Mary Martin, City Clerk.      

City Council The City of Crescent is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR CITY OF CRESCENT COUNCIL MEETING August 6, 2012 THE CRESCENT CITY COUNCIL met in regular session in the Crescent Community Hall at 7:02pm pursuant to the law. Mayor Protem Bob Anderson called the meeting to order. The following Council members were present: Anderson, Clark, Stokes, Morgan. Jacobsen, absent. MOTION BY CLARK, seconded by Stokes to accept consent agenda. Anderson, Clark, Stokes, Morgan, all ayes. Motion carried. CASEY’S GENERAL STORE LIQUOR LICENSE submitted for approval. MOTION BY CLARK, seconded by Stokes to approve liquor license. Anderson, Clark, Stokes, Morgan, all ayes. Motion carried. CASEY’S GENERAL STORE CIGARETTE LICENSE submitted for approval. MOTION BY CLARK, seconded by Anderson to approve cigarette license. Anderson, Clark, Stokes, Morgan, all ayes. Motion carried. WATER MAIN EXTENSION INFO given by Anderson. Maps and specs presented to Council. Anderson is asking for approval to send all information on to IDNR for approval. After IDNR approval then the City would follow up with the next step, getting agreements in writing for Romeo. MOTION BY STOKES, seconded by Morgan to send plans/specs to IDNR for their approval. Anderson, Clark, Stokes, Morgan, all ayes. Motion carried. ORDINANCE # 08062012 NO ENGINE BRAKING (JAKE BRAKES) submitted for 1st reading. MOTION BY ANDERSON, seconded by Clark to approve 1st reading. Anderson, Clark, Stokes, Morgan, all ayes. Motion carried. ORDINANCE # 20121654 R1 LOT COVERAGE tabled. Sent to Planning Commission for rewording. ORDINANCE # 201216513 R2 LOT COVERAGE tabled. Sent to Planning Commission for rewording. ORDINANCE # 201213620 SIDEWALKS submitted for 1st reading. MOTION BY CLARK, seconded by Morgan to approve 1st reading. Anderson, Clark, Stokes, Morgan, all ayes. Motion carried. ORDINANCE # 20129110 NO CHEATER PIPES tabled for rewording to include corrected deposit amounts. KRISTA SMITH/PARADE reported that the parade will be Sept. 22, 2012. No insurance form received. CLARK stated that he will send when a printer is available next week. ANDERSON stated that he wanted insurance form received no later than Sept. 1st, 2012 GALEN BARRETT/FIRE DEPT. reported that the dept. is at 168 calls for the year. BURN BAN is in effect throughout the county and the state. RON OLSON/PLANNING COMMISSION reported that they have 1 bldg. application so they will have a meeting 8-13-12. COUNCIL instructed clerk to send a letter to 1010 Valley Dr. reminding property owner that it is his responsibility for any erosion. ANDERSON reported about the manhole project. It is 95% done. Costs came in well under budget. Clerk instructed to call Justin (Olsson & Assoc) for proper paperwork and then pay 80% of project. MOTION BY STOKES, seconded by Clark to approve 80% pay request. Anderson, Clark, Stokes, Morgan, all ayes. Motion carried. ANDERSON reported on lagoon repair project. FEMA requested Subscription Info that engineering report be put in layman’s terms for the people that will be The Crescent Connection is a free publication reviewing the proposal. Olsson & Assoc. are working on this item. funded by advertisers and the City of Crescent. It is Discussion on Johnson St. paving. Council told homeowner mailed to the 51526 zip code. If you are outside that bids came in too high and they are still researching. It more than the mailing area, you can pick them up at these localikely will not be repaved this year. Maintenance man will be instructed tions throughout Crescent...U-Stop, People’s Bank, to patch the holes. Homeowner reported street light flickering. Clerk the Post Office, Meyer Automotive and Henry’s instructed to call MidAmerican and report this. Homeowner also Diner. You may purchase a subscription for $15(w/tx requested a dead end sign on his street. $16.05) per year. Just mail a check to the Crescent Clerk instructed to call Animal Control about a barking dog. Connection, P.O. Box 260, Crescent, IA 51526. MOTION BY STOKES, seconded by Anderson to adjourn You may also have the Connection emailed to you for the meeting. Anderson, Clark, Stokes, Morgan, all ayes. Motion carried. MEETING adjourned at 7:55pm free by emailing



V Hazel Dell United Methodist: Silent Auction/Salad Luncheon: Wed. Sept 12, 1:30pm at the Pink Poodle by Hazel Dell United Methodist Women. Baked goods, this-n-that, garden produce, etc. Free will offering will be taken. Everyone is welcome and invited to bring a friend for an afternoon of fun and fellowship. Sept. 2nd Sunday School at 9:30 and worship Service at 10:30. More info: Janice at 712-322-8022

JUNKTOBER FEST! Friday & Saturday October 5th & 6th 10am to 5pm

224 Pearl Street • Walnut, IA Iowa’s Antique City Huge Outdoor Junk-O-Rama with Vendors Galore! All Items Vintage, Upcycled, Reclaimed, Redesigned, Reloved...Retro! For more info call: 712-784-7333


20270 Old Lincoln Hwy.

Happy Hour 3-6pm $2 domestic bottles Reverse Happy Hour 9-11pm $1.50 domestic draws Free Popcorn, Pool plus $1 draws of PBR All Day Every Day! 31 Club Every Tuesday at 7:30pm Karaoke Contest Every Friday night 9pm - 1am Stop in or visit for more info on all upcoming events



This is a free service and a great way to get the word out. If you have an upcoming event you’d like to advertise, please email us at

Area Meetings City Council: First Monday of every month unless holiday—September 10th Planning Committee: The Monday following the city council meeting. Crescent Optimist Club: First Thurs. at 7pm at Community of Christ.


3rd Sunday of Every Month­­. 8am-1pm September 22nd for Fall Festival Proceeds benefit CVFD We’re Always Looking for new advertisers!


Standard ads are $23/mth sold in 3-month increments: 3 mths..............................$69 (+Tx=$73.83) 6 mths.......................... $138 (+Tx=$147.66) 9 mths.......................... $207 (+Tx=$221.49) 12 mths..... (1 Month Free!) $253 (+Tx=$270.71) Double ads are $32/mth sold in 3-month increments: 3 mths............................ $96 (+Tx=$102.72) 6 mths.......................... $192 (+Tx=$205.44) 9 mths. ........................ $288 (+Tx=$308.16) 12 mths..... (1 Month Free!) $352 (+Tx=$376.64) Additional Sizes: Quarter-Page...........$50 (+Tx=$53.50)/mth Half-Page................$75 (+Tx=$80.25)/mth Full-Page.............$125 (+Tx=$133.75)/mth Pre-Printed Inserts: You deliver to printer.... $60 (+Tx=$64.20)/mth

GARDEN GROVE Eatery New Hours: Tuesday-Friday: 11am to 4pm Saturday: 8am to 4pm Available for Parties! Enjoy Our Outdoor Seating! Join Us Every Saturday 8am to 11am Serving farm-fresh breakfast plates, Grandma’s sticky rolls, fresh baked muffins, authentic french toast with weekly fruit sauces straight out of the garden and more! Now Serving Beer & Wine! Stop in & try our local Iowa selections! “Like” Our Facebook Page to hear about our new Daily Specials! Call for more info: 712-227-0027



Harvest Season! We are taking a break from the live music events, so that we can focus on our harvest. We will remain open throughout this time, and you are welcome to stop out and watch the process. Just be careful not to get too close, or we might put you to work!

Third Saturday’s Join us every third Saturday from 9am to 3pm (May through October) to enjoy special programs and discounts! Visit Living Loess attractions and get a firsthand look at the scenic views, history, art and products being created here. Open House at all 9 Locations September 15th • October 20th Visit for a list of participating locations and other info.

8Sign Up Now for the Community Email List!

You’ll receive the newsletter in an easy-to-read, easy-to-print and easy-to-save pdf format. Plus you’ll receive it a week earlier and in color! We’ll also inform you of upcoming announcements and events as soon as we hear about them. All you have to do is email us at Your email address will be kept private and no junk mail will be sent your way. 3

All for the RoadRunners Stand Up & Holler!

l iona t a N e Blu n bo Rib am Progr e By mid September, we will find out if Crescent Elementary becomes a ine m Nationally Recognized Blue Ribbon School in the category of o N Academic Achievement! Since 1982, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has set a standard of excellence for all schools striving for the highest level of achievement. This Program is part of a larger U. S. Department of Education effort to identify and disseminate knowledge about top school leadership and teaching practices. Every August, states certify that nominated public schools have made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP); by September, the Secretary of Education announces the 2012 National Blue Ribbon Schools; then in November, two representatives from each school, the principal and a teacher, attend the recognition ceremony in Washington, DC. Each school will receive a plaque and a flag to signify their status as National Blue Ribbon Schools. To be named a Blue Ribbon School is to join an elite group. Of more than 138,000 schools in the United States, just over 6,000 have received this honor over the past 28 years. Blue Ribbon Schools are honored at a national awards ceremony in Washington, DC, where each receives a plaque and flag to signify its exemplary status. The number of possible applicants from each state is based on the number of schools and K-12 students, ranging from a minimum of three schools to a maximum of 35. CAPE (Council for American Private Education) may nominate up to 50 private schools. There are no more than 413 schools nominated each year which makes them the top .3%. Crescent Elementary is 1 of 5 nominated in Iowa. To view a list of all nominees go to: This Award ignites much excitement in the school community and with local media and that effect is unlimited. As one principal recalls, “Blue Ribbon begins a process you cannot stop.” The Award becomes a selling point for local realtors, and many Blue Ribbon Schools find they more easily attract business partners, financial assistance and volunteers. Principals and teachers add the Blue Ribbon Award to their resumes. If open enrollment is an option, as it is in the Council Bluffs School District, student applications to Blue Ribbon Schools increase. A Blue Ribbon School flag overhead has become a mark of excellence, a symbol of quality recognized by everyone from parents to policy-makers in thousands of communities. The Program sets a high standard for all schools striving to be great. This is a extraordinary honor for our school, staff and students and will greatly benefit the city of Crescent so let’s cheer them on and hope they get the ribbon!

Reading Program Volunteers Needed!

We’ve had great response with 12 volunteers so far, but they’d love to have more! If this is something that interests you, please reply to us by: Calling the office at 712-545-3566 Replying to our email address: or just stop by the school.


Submitted by Julie Newby

Lansky’s Night to Support Crescent Elementary Lansky’s Restaurant on North Broadway will generously donate 15% of total receipts on our designated day back to our school. Our date is the 4th Saturday of every month from 11am - 9pm starting September 22. Just eat at Lansky’s and drop your receipt in the box on the counter. Anyone eating at the restaurant that day can drop a receipt in the box. We appreciate the support from our community with this fundraising effort. Give with Target - Please VOTE! If you are a Facebook user, you can help our school earn free giftcards from Target. All you have to do is vote each week for our school. Search for GIVE WITH TARGET APP in your browser (or type in - com/schools/15104). Type in 51526 in the zip code and Crescent Elementary will come up. Use the red voting button to vote for our school every 7 days. Each vote is a $1 donation to our school. Thank you in advance for helping with this simple fundraiser! ACE-Alliance for Crescent Elementary A committee has been formed to address enrollment issues and curriculum enhancements at Crescent School. If you would like to be a part of these meetings, please email us at and we will add you to the distribution list. All community members are welcome. Volunteers Needed If you would like to be a reading or science volunteer at our school, please contact pto.crescent@gmail. com or call the office at 712-545-3566. Background checks and interviews are required for volunteerism. Help make a difference in a student’s life by volunteering an hour a week. Help Us Collect! We continue to collect Box Tops and Labels for Education (Campbell’s soup labels and many more products) year round. We have started collecting Hy-Vee and Super Saver grocery receipts again for this year. Date and amount must be on the receipt. These items can be dropped off at Crescent School or dropped in the bin at American National Bank in Crescent.

Pott. County Sheriff’s Report Submitted by Chief Deputy, John Reynolds

7/4 at 8:48 PM Deputy Soucie was dispatched to the 1000 block of Walnut Street in reference a residential alarm. 7/6 at 7:58 AM Deputy Haven was dispatched to the 100 Block of Old Lincoln Highway in reference a residential alarm. 7/9 at 6:04 PM Deputy Hempel was dispatched to the area of Old Lincoln Highway and Welch Street in reference an animal complaint. 7/12 at 8:25 PM Deputy McCoy was dispatched to the 400 block of Powells Addition in reference a criminal mischief report. 7/22 at 1:44 AM Deputies Barnes, Wilson and Harvey were dispatched to the 600 block of Old Lincoln Highway in reference a disturbance. 7/28 at 10:25 AM Deputies Kirlin and Haven were dispatched to the 100 block of Powells Addition in reference a residential alarm. 7/28 at 12:43 AM Deputy Haven was dispatched to the 100 block of Mormon Bridge Road in reference a theft. 7/28 at 6:01 PM Deputies Ferguson and Winchell were dispatched to the 800 block of Old Lincoln Highway to assist Crescent Fire/EMS. 7/28 at 6:18 PM Deputies Ferguson and Winchell were dispatched to the 100 block of West Florence Street in reference a parking problem. 7/30 at 4:59 PM Deputy Stewart was dispatched to the 1000 block of Old Lincoln Highway in reference threats. 7/31 at 11:45 AM Deputies Kirlin and Brensel were dispatched to the 100 block of Mormon Bridge Road in reference a property damage accident. Crescent Citations (2) Stopping Standing or Parking where prohibited (1) Careless Driving (1) Driving While License Denied, Suspended, Canceled or Revoked (1) Failure to Maintain Control (1) Failure to Obey Stop sign and Yield Right of Way (1) No Insurance (1) Operation With Out Registration (1) Speeding (warning citations)

Submitted by Linda & Mindy Brewer

What’s Up at CECC?

Most of us adults, and calendar makers, think of September as “ back to school” month. But for current students, by September, school is in full swing and already “getting boring”. August is now “back to school” month. All the local school districts began school in mid-August, and by now our school-age kids are comfortably back at work. We certainly miss the ones who do not come for before-and-after school care and look forward to vacation days when we will see most of them again and get caught up on their lives. We held our “back to school bash” on Aug. 14. The bounce house was busy all day, and we thank Romano True Value for renting it to us at a good rate. Several of our “alums” joined us that day, and it was fun to see them. The concluding class for the summer enrichment classes was a trip to the Rose Theater. Our guide, Michael, showed us around the theater and gave us some acting lessons. He had the kids using their bodies and voices to be anything they could imagine. He also gave us a tour of the costume department which had some of the older kids picking out costumes they wanted to rent for Halloween. We thank Barb Burns and Lara Blair for helping chaperone. We also want to thank Promise Partners who gave us the grant to offer all the arts classes. The kids took part in dance, storytelling, art, puppets, quilting, pioneer games, photography and watched wood working. All the classes were great thanks to the various presenters. The Olympics was a good closing summer curriculum. All of the kids chose a country to follow, made a flag and put up stickers for any medals won by that country, though we didn’t let anyone choose the USA or China, as that seemed an unfair advantage. We located past Olympic host cities on a world map, and practiced using the metric system, which is what is used in the Olympics. We learned about the ancient Olympics, and how they are both different and similar to the modern games. For example, in ancient Greece, only men and boys were allowed to participate, and they competed in the nude. But some of the ancient games like long jump, shot put and wrestling are still events today. We made our own version of the olive leaf wreath, which was the only prize given to athletes in the ancient games. The kids invented new Olympic events, and we tried out the “Teddy Bear Toss” in the yard. One of the rules was that you had to yell out “boogie, boogie, boogie” while you tossed the teddy bear. It made for an interesting competition! Our preschool class begins Sept. 4. ( We have the luxury of setting our own schedule.) If you have a child between ages 3 and 5 and are interested in enrolling him/her or just want to get more information, give us a call or e-mail at We’d love to have him/her visit.

All my trust issues lead back to those raisin cookies that look like chocolate chip cookies. Good Things!

• Reheat Pizza: Heat leftover pizza in a nonstick skillet on top of the stove; set heat to med-low and heat till warm. This keeps the crust crispy. • Easy Deviled Eggs: Put cooked egg yolks in a zip lock bag. Seal; mash till they are broken. Add remainder of ingredients, reseal, keep mashing it up mixing thoroughly, cut the tip of the baggy; squeeze mixture into egg. Just throw bag away when done - easy clean up. 5

Tying the Knot 10,000 Feet Up! Many newlyweds feel like they’re walking on air at their wedding, but not quite like Tucson couple, Erica Durham and Justin Roesch. They got married at 10,000 feet on a Southwest Airlines flight from Denver to Tucson on Sunday night. A flight attendant announced the start of the brief ceremony by asking the couple to push their call buttons, and the wedding, of course, ended with a kiss. She wore a lacey white sundress and he wore a light blue button-up shirt. Once the plane landed a flight attendant asked everyone to remain seated while the newlyweds stood for a kiss, which drew applause from the other 135 passengers and a few teasing remarks like “Where’s the cake?” The couple met about three years ago when Roesch moved to Tucson to be a chief resident at the University of Arizona Medical Center and Durham, daughter of Ulla and the late Frank Durham of Crescent, came to Tucson to visit a friend who was also a resident. They met at Gentle Ben’s and the next day went hiking together. Roesch said he saw “something amazing about her.” Durham said she “thought he was kind of crazy” to pursue her because she lived in Denver at the time. They started a long-distance relationship, with Durham taking that Southwest flight to Tucson every two or three weeks. She moved to Tucson about a year ago so they could try a “short-distance relationship,” she said, and she got a job as a nurse at UAMC. He proposed in January. While they technically tied the knot somewhere in the state of Colorado — their marriage license says 10,000 feet above Pueblo and a flight attendant signed as witness — they plan to have the ceremony, the rings, the vows and the whole works in Paris in September. Congratulations Erica and Justin! 6

Good To the Last Drop! Signs You’ve had too Much Coffee

• You grind your coffee beans in your mouth. • You lick your coffee pot clean. • You’re the employee of the month at the local coffeehouse and you don’t even work there. • You’ve worn out your third pair of tennis shoes this week. • Your eyes stay open when you sneeze. • Your only source of nutrition comes from “Sweet & Low.” • You can’t remember the last time you blinked. • You walk 20 miles on your treadmill before you realize it’s not plugged in. • Your coffee thermos has wheels. • Your lips are permanently stuck in the sipping position. • You have a picture of your coffee mug on your coffee mug. • You short out motion detectors. • You think being called a “drip” is a compliment. • You help your dog chase it’s tail. • You soak your dentures in a cup of coffee overnight. • Instant coffee takes too long.

• You get a speeding ticket even when you’re parked. • You speed walk in your sleep. • When someone asks how you’re doing, you answer, “Good to the last drop.” • You just completed another sweater and you don’t know how to knit. • You have to watch videos in fast-forward. • The only time you’re standing still is during an earthquake. • You can take a picture of yourself from 10 feet away without using the timer. • The nurse needs a scientific calculator to take your pulse. • You have a T-shirt that says, “Decaffeinated coffee is the devil’s blend.” • You can channel surf faster without a remote. • You don’t sweat, you percolate. • You think CPR stands for “coffee provides resuscitation.” • You don’t even wait for the water to boil anymore. • You introduce your spouse as your coffeemate. • Your first-aid kit contains two pints of coffee with an I.V. hookup.

From the Scrapbook of Yvonne Allen (year unknown).


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New owners but still the same helpful, friendly staff! WOODLAND COMMUNITY BIBLE CHURCH Pastor Jim Henry Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship 11:00 a.m. 21032 Old Lincoln Hwy Crescent, IA 51526

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The majestic landscape of Alaska is bordered by two oceans and three seas, with a 47,300 mile coastline, over three million lakes, 3,000 rivers, 1,800 islands, and more than 100,000 glaciers. The wingspan of Boeing’s 747 is longer than the Wright brothers’ first flight. There were six rulers of Egypt named Cleopatra before the woman who bacame linked with Julius Caesar and Mark Antony. Royal Caribbean’s 142,000 ton behemoth, “Voyager of the Seas,” is the first ship ever to have its own zip code (33132-2028). La Paz, the capital city of Bolivia is the highest capital in the world. Ski resorts there operate only on weekends during the South American summer (November to March). At an elevation of over 17,000 feet, it is too cold to operate during the South American winter.

The ‘Peace Sign’ may have had biblical origins, but in the sixties, it stood for the combined semaphore letters ‘N’ and ‘D’ for Nuclear Disarmament. That’s straight from the Haight in the ‘Summer of Love.’ The Eiffel tower grows six inches every year. In the summer the metal expands to make the tower grow but also in the winter the metal contracts to shrink the tower back down. Moses Maimonides, 12th century physician to the Egyptian Khalif, prescribed snow as a cure for the hot Cairo summers. Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.

The moon weighs 81,000 trillion tons.

The heaviest organs in the human body are the lungs, which together weight about 42 ounces. The longest known record of constipation is 102 days.

The Crescent Connection



1901 Old Lincoln Hwy. Crescent, IA 51526

Ofc: 712-325-0613


Since 1986


YARD ENTERPRISES Call for directions.


CALL BOB YARD AT 712-545-3840 10

Resident Crescent, IA 51526


Vol. 12, Iss. 8  

Connection July

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