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St. Paul's United Methodist Women Present Thrift Mart 14th Street & 3rd Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids Friday, April 1st, 9am-7pm Saturday, April 2nd, 9am-1pm To Donate, call 363-2058

Our profits go to meet our mission pledge for United Methodist Women and to support our local church and community projects. p.s. Vouchers will be given to those showing that they are a FEMA card holder. More info at:

Pancake Breakfast & Bake Sale Buffalo United Methodist Church Saturday, April 2nd, 2011 7 am - 11 pm

Reaching for the Stars of Iowa April PRESENTS 2, 2011 - 6:00 pm - Midnight It will feature an appetizer dinner and desTRIVIAserts, NEWSFRONT™ wine tasting, a live and silent auction, bymusic Kara Kovalchik & Sandy Wood and comedian Josh Blue Tickets can be purchased each by ho portrayed the truancy officer infor the$55 Olsen calling 319.432.9220. ins’ big screen debut, New York Minute? For more information, visit their website: hich of rock group KISS had a solo hit

ngle called “New York Groove”? The Friends of Cedar Rapids Public Library is ho wrote Tom Jones’ hit single “What’s New, having an April book sale. The best place to ssycat”? find fiction books for everyone. Friday, April 8 from 4-9:00 p.m. efore they changed name to New Saturday,their April 9 from 9:00 a.m. Kids to 4:00on p.m. Where: Cherry Building at 329 10th Ave. e Block, what name did the boy band go by? SE What: Children and adult fiction both paperand children’s hard backs story “The ho wrote thebacks classic Free Admission mperor’s New Clothes”? Prices: From $0.50 to $2.00 With some indi-

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ing a chili and chicken noodle soup supper on Saturday, April 9, from 4 to 7 P.M. at Peace Christian Reformed Church, 6600 C Avenue, NE.Adults $5.00 and children (ages 6 – 12) $2.00. Proceeds go to fund Lions Club sight and hearing projects.

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• Three janitors at a California high school were attempting to trap a gopher on the loose in the building. After finally cornering it in the school’s utility room, they sprayed it with numerous cans of solvent designed to remove gum from floors. Who knows why, but one of the janitors lit a cigarette in the room, which ignited the solvents. The custodians were blasted out of the room and 16 students were injured. Of course, the gopher escaped unharmed.

Bible study, (ladies) Wed. mornings, 9:30, the Beatitudes..

• Sweet revenge? A jilted Australian woman snuck into the wedding site of her former boyfriend dressed as a gardener, carrying a bucket of fresh cow manure. It was her intention to douse the groom as he prepared to enter the church. However, he was inaccessible, surrounded by friends. She instead opted for the bride and covered the poor woman from head to toe. The culprit was chased down and later pleaded guilty to assault charges and was forced to pay restitution. Her actions did nothing to stop the wedding, however, which went ahead with the bride borrowing one of the bridesmaid’s dresses.

Evangelist Chuck Cofty...Chuch retired a well-decorated Major from the US Marine Corps after 22 years of valiant service. From Bootcamp to Purple Heart to Pastor to smuggling Bibles into China. Come and hear Chuck share his inspirational stories of life, service and sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ. April 3-6..Regular Sunday services And 7:00 p.m. Mon. -Wed.


• Move over, Orson Welles! In behavior that riNEWSFRONT valed Welles’ HalloweenANSWERS “War of the Worlds” broadcast1.prank, on Levy April Fools’ Day 1993, a Eugene San Diego deejay told listeners that the space 2. Ace Frehley shuttle Discovery would be landing at the city’s airport that at 8:30. Hundreds of fool3. morning Burt Bacharach ish folks, carrying their video cameras, clogged 4. Nynuk the highways in an attempt to reach the field without considering that no space shuttle was in 5. Hans Christian Anderson orbit at the time, or that the airport was too small to support the craft. The deejay’s comments? “I just light these bombs, and then I run away.”


Revival services begin April 3rd at regular times along with 7:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday. March 27th is Friend Day, bring a friend to the services. Special speaker, Pastor Mike Pisney, from Jackson, Michigan.


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• When a fire erupted in a shed on a young man’s property, he quickly called 911 to alert the fire department. Apparently he forgot he was illegally growing marijuana in the shed.

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• When a Royal Canadian Mountie found a man meandering down the highway in his boxer shorts, he stopped to investigate. It seems his wife was driving, towing their trailer as he relaxed in the craft. When several bears were crossing the road, she stopped, and he stepped out of the trailer to see what was going on. As soon as the road was clear, she stepped on the gas, leaving her husband stranded in his skivvies. The police drove 70 miles before catching up with her.

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January 20– February 18 Reflection is key to getting through a rough patch at home. Remember the good times, Aquarius, and learn to forgive and forget. A deadline is extended.

June 22– July 22 Patience is a virtue. Remember that, Cancer, as you train a colleague. A room in your home could use a facelift, and it doesn’t have to cost you a bundle.

July 23– August 22 You have an edge, Leo, and it works to your advantage this week at the office. You tackle obstacles with ease and make progress possible.

August 23– September 22 February 19– March 20 Kinder words will never Test the waters before you be spoken, Virgo, so go ahead and say what’s on dive in, Pisces. The more informed you are, the wiser your mind. An organization choices you will make and reaches its goal with your the better the outcome will help. Way to go! be.

• Who was the dummy here? A New Jersey sheriff’s deputy was craving a snooze while on guard duty at the Somerset County courthouse, so he propped up a disguised dummy in his place. Not surprisingly, the switch was discovered, and he was suspended for three days without pay. • After studying a year’s worth of reports of fatal accidents involving over-the-road trucks, a 1994 National Transportation Safety Board report concluded that too many truck drivers fall asleep at the wheel because they’re sleepy. Gee, ya think? • Officials at Phoenix’s Sky Harbor International Airport concluded that it was important to have bilingual signs at the facility, but they weren’t very careful about the process. One sign was to advise travelers to declare all plants, produce and meat, and to warn them that those not doing so would be fined. Up went the sign reading Violadores Seran Finados, which actually translated “Violators Will Be Deceased.” • What are the chances? In an anatomy class at the University of Alabama medical school, nine donated cadavers were lined up for dissection by the students. As one of the students prepared to begin her assignment, she discovered that one of the cadavers was her great-aunt. The school quickly made a substitution.

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September 23– October 22 Temperatures are rising at work. Keep yours in check. You don’t want to suffer a setback, Libra. A crazy friend makes a crazy suggestion. Go for it!

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• You’re a fool if you believe that it takes two years for your stomach to digest a piece of chewing gum. It digests and is eliminated at the same rate as anything else the body ingests. And another popular myth is also false — Don’t store your batteries in the freezer thinking it will prolong their life. The Duracell company states that extreme cold actually reduces the performance of batteries.

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May 21– June 21 A young friend becomes a loose cannon. Rein them in, Gemini, before they do something they will regret. A change in procedures at work gets the creative juices flowing.

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