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POW/MIA Freedom (race) Car appearance

Marion American Legion Post 298 June 9th 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm 625 31th Street. Marion, IA

Team Johnson MotorSports will have racing memorabilia such as caps, t-shirts, and posters for sale. Driver Jerick Johnson will sign cards for the public. The Legion Post will have hamburgers, chips and drinks for sale. Public is welcome.

Holy redeemer Lutheran Church

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Garage Sale

June 10th 8 am - 1 pm Bargin Bag Sale starts at 11 am 720 Edgewood Rd. NW Cedar Rapids, IA

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June 9th, 6 PM-10 PM June 10th, 7 AM-10 PM June 11th, 7 AM-10 PM June 12th, 8 AM-5 PM Great Family Entertainment Many activities everyday For more information call the Parish center 362-7282

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Live concert, decadent desserts & silent auction benefiting the Tumanini Primary School in Karatu, Tanzania

An Evening with Friends Thursday June 30th 7pm

127 Cottage Grove SE, Cedar Rapids, IA Ron DeWitte and Lynne Rothrock join SPT Theatre Company members Doug Elliott, Gerard Estella, Janelle Lauer and Jane Pini in presenting this outdoor concert to benefit resident prgrams at Kingston Hill. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the gate. Call 319-364-2342 or visit to order your tickets today!

• Can you talk afterwards? The World Stinging Nettle Challenge is held at The Bottle Inn in Marshwood, Dorset, U.K., every year as part of a charity beer festival. Competitors come from all over the world to see how many nettle leaves they can eat off two stalks in an hour’s time. The bare stalks are measured, and the winner is the one with the greatest accumulated length. It takes skill and endurance to chew and swallow the leaves and not blister the tongue. •

You shouldn’t be asleep for this one! Bed Racing is a sport enjoyed by the people of North Yorkshire Town in the United Kingdom who hold the annual Knaresborough Bed Race. Competitors race beds in teams of six, plus one on the bed. The bed has to run on four wheels and must also float. The race is 1 mile long with five up-hill climbs leading to a final challenge of crossing a river.

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$110.00 peer shooter, includes ten station sporting clays, course, 100 targets, shells and great lunch/prizes and a fun filled day! Flurry shoot will also be available. Proceeds benefit Scouting in Eastern Iowa through the Hawkeye Area Council.

TO REGISTER: e-mail Travis Christopher at: travis.christopher@scouting .org Or call Travis at 319-862-0541

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• Ferret Legging is a male-only competition that started in Yorkshire, England, and is now held at the Richmond Highland Games & Celtic Festival in Richmond, Virginia. Men compete with one another by trapping two live ferrets in their pants. The pants must be tied at the ankle and secured at the waist with a belt to prevent the ferrets from escaping. The animals cannot be sedated and must have a full set of teeth. No filing or blunting of teeth is allowed. After the ferrets are secure in the trousers, the competitors stand in front of the judges. The winner is the man who can last the longest. There are two important additional rules to Ferret Legging: The ferrets must have free access from one leg of the trousers to the other, and no underwear can be worn! The current record stands at 5.5 hours. Massage TherapisT

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Allow Allow me to introduce us: me to introduce us: President, Elam, Linn President, William Elam, LinnWilliam County Deputy, Ret.County Deputy, Ret.

Operation Blessing

Vice President, Judith McClurg Vice President, Judith McClurg Secretary, Sam McClurg, Rapids Ret. Police Department, Ret. Secretary, Sam McClurg, Cedar Rapids PoliceCedar Department,

Please join us in gathering items for the victims of the recent tornado that devastated the people of Joplin, MO. They have lost everything they own, so as a community lets come together to help those who have lost everything.

Treasurer, Kessler, Rapids Ret. Police Department, Ret. Treasurer, Joel Kessler, Cedar Joel Rapids PoliceCedar Department,

On the back thisaletter will find a short resume on each our of personnel On the back of this letter you willoffind shortyou resume on each of our personnel for of those you whofor arethose of you who are with thatofdo know us, know of service our dedication and service to this community not acquainted withnot us. acquainted Those of you thatus. doThose know of us,you know our dedication and to this community and surrounding areas. and surrounding areas.

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Eastern Iowa Pond Society Pond Tour Sunday July 10th

11:00 am - 4:00 pm rain or shine THE EIPS's 15th Annual Pond Tour and Plant sale will feature 10 or more of our member's ponds open for viewing. $5.00 per person, kids are free. Tickets, maps, and directions sold on the day of the tour at any pond location. Held rain or shine. Please watch for addresses in the local newspaper or go to our web site for locations and additional information. All proceeds go back to the public for beautification projects or educational events.

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Century Investigations is licensed with the state Iowa, insured Century Investigations is licensed with the state of Iowa, insured andofbonded. We are and alsobonded. certifiedWe in are also certified in firearms, hold tohold carry. We also still hold our certification asthe peace officers with the the use of firearms, the anduse holdofpermits to and carry. Wepermits also still our certification as peace officers with state of Iowa. state of Iowa. believe that our experience, knowledge, professionalism, work ethic, and dedication to this We believe that our We experience, knowledge, professionalism, honesty, work ethic,honesty, and dedication to this make us excellent your business or organization. community make uscommunity excellent PARTNERS for yourPARTNERS business or for organization.

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All the information to contact us is of located on the back of resumes. this letterIfwith our resumes. If at any All the information needed to contact usneeded is located on the back this letter with our at any time youus, wish to meet withus. us,We Please contact us. We will inyou most cases contact time you wish to meet with Please contact will in most cases contact the same day. you the same day. to have call any time if you have questions, we may be oforganization. assistance to your organization. Feel free to call any Feel timefree if you questions, or believe we may beorofbelieve assistance to your Thank you for your time, Thank you for your time,

We are taking baby items, bottled water, household items, non-perishable food, toilet paper, paper towels, hygiene products, diapers, wipes, and many other items the William Century J. Elam, Investigations President, Century Investigations William J. Elam, President, people can use to start to get their lives back in order. If you are able to help please drop your items off at any of the following locations. Dependable Repair 431 5th Ave SW Cedar Rapids, IA 319-365-0470

Performance Concepts 1075 Lyons Ln. Contact Heidi for more information: Marion, IA 319-365-0470 319-373-5321

Cassill Motors 5415 16th Ave SW Cedar Rapids, IA 319-396-2698

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WEIRD PASTIMES (continued): • Witcham in Cambridgeshire, England, hosts an annual Pea Shooting contest where the competition is fierce! Contestants shoot a pea 12 feet through a 12-inch tube towards a 12-inch target. Pea shooting recently moved into the 21st century with laser-guided shooters. • Wife Carrying started in Finland and is now played all over the world. In this race, male competitors run a 278-yard track with two dry obstacles and one water obstacle while carrying their wife on their back. PAGE The 2 FILLER fastest time wins. 1Q08 The wife must 1 weigh WEEK at least 30 - JAN 108DEC pounds and 5 may be carried piggyback, fireman’s carry or Estonian style, where the wife hangs upside-down with her legs around the PRESENTS husband’s shoulders, holding onto his waist. The prize is the wife’s weight in beer.


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By Samantha Weaver • It was 20th-century Belgian writer and philosopher Raoul Vaneigem who made the following sage observation: “There are more truths in 24 hours of a man’s life than in all the philosophies.”

• The next time you’re annoyed by a bad case of the hiccups, consider poor Charles Osborne. In 1922, when he was 28 years old, Mr. Osborne got the hiccups. For the next 68 years, he continued to hiccup, finally stopping in 1990, one year before his death at the age of 97. • Those who study such things claim that an average bank robber in the United States nets about $4,000 for every heist. No info at hand on how the researches acquired their data. • If you’re planning a trip to the United Kingdom in the near future, you might want to be sure Windsor Castle, located in the county of Berkshire, is on your itinerary. Built in the 11th century, it is both the longest-occupied palace in Europe and, with more than 500 people living and working there, the world’s largest inhabited castle. As a bonus, through April of 2012 you’ll be able to view a special exhibit on royal cakes. Yes, cakes. Amazingly, included in the exhibit are two pieces of cake from the wedding of Queen Victoria to Prince Albert, which took place on February 10, 1840. • Stephen Spielberg, who has earned two Academy Awards for Best Director, and three of whose films have set box-office records, was rejected -- twice -- when he applied to the film program of the University of Southern California. *** Thought for the Day: “Every man possesses three characters: that which he exhibits, that which he really has, and that which he believes he has.” -- Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr (c) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc.

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• On June 7, 1893, Mohandas Gandhi commits his first act of civil disobedience. Gandhi, a young Indian lawyer working in South Africa, refused to comply with racial segregation rules on a South African train and was forcibly ejected. • On June 6, 1949, George Orwell’s novel of a dystopian future, “1984,” is published. The novel’s all-seeing leader, known as “Big Brother,” becomes a universal symbol for intrusive government and oppressive bureaucracy. It described a grim vision of a future where all citizens are watched constantly and language is twisted to aid in oppression. • On June 11, 1955, a racing car in Le Mans, France, goes out of control and crashes into stands filled with spectators, killing 82 people. The tragedy in the famous 24-hour race led to a ban on auto racing in several nations. • On June 8, 1967, during the Six-Day War, Israeli aircraft and torpedo boats repeatedly attack the USS Liberty in international waters off Egypt’s Gaza Strip. In all, 34 Americans were killed and 171 were wounded. Israel later apologized for the attack, claiming that it had mistaken the Liberty for an Egyptian ship. • On June 9, 1973, Secretariat becomes the first horse since Citation in 1948 to win America’s coveted Triple Crown -- the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness and the Belmont Stakes. In 1999, ESPN added Secretariat to the list of Top 50 North American athletes of the 20th century, the only non-human on the list. • On June 12, 1987, in one of his most famous Cold War speeches, President Ronald Reagan challenges Soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev to “tear down” the Berlin Wall, a symbol of the repressive Communist era in a divided Germany. Two years later East and West Germans did break down the infamous barrier.

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Finding a Good Nursing Home Researchers at University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public Health took a close look at the citations for 16,000 nursing homes from the years 2000 to 2007. They discovered that 15 percent of the facilities had been cited for a deficiency in infection control. This is important because nearly 400,000 people die each year from infections. More than 400 infection-related citations were in facilities that had low staffing of registered nurses, nurse aides and licensed practical nurses. From the study results, it appears that understaffing can be a big reason for the lack of infection control. Could it be as simple as nurses being too busy to wash their hands? It also was learned that those facilities cited for lack of infection control had a poor rating of care in general. If you have Medicare, there are places online you can look for ratings information as part of your search for a good nursing home. Medicare-eligible facilities are rated on the site. Called Nursing Home Compare, the website uses the five-star system to rate nursing homes in areas such as fire safety, health inspection, nursing staff levels and others. Do a search by ZIP code or city/state of the area you’re interested in. To be eligible for Medicare, these facilities must have an annual inspection and be recertified. As always, know what Medicare will and won’t pay for. Generally, nursing homes (skilled nursing facilities and nursing facilities) are for short stays. If you need long-term care, perhaps for assistance with daily living, investigate at-home services. On the website you’ll also find information such as the “Nursing Home Checklist” and “Guide to Choosing a Nursing Home.” Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Write to her in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send e-mail to (c) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc.

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On November 5th, 2010 LaDonna Rich was in a life threatening car accident. She had just left a meeting at her church regarding jump start. She hit a telephone poll and tree after it flipped upside down and slid for thirty yards causing injury to her head. It took rescuers about forty minutes to free her from the car. Her left leg was crushed and both arms were broke. Doctors were contemplating taking her left leg and right arm due to the severity of the injuries. After six months and six surgeries, there are at least two more surgeries yet to come. A Russian doctor created what they call the “Fixer” which looks like metal tinker toys as LaDonna talks about it. The Ilizarov frame, named after its inventor, Russian physician Gavrill A. Ilizarov is actually referred to as an external fixator which is what doctors used with LaDonna’s left leg as pictured above. After LaDonna was ready to leave Mercy Medical Center after twenty days, she was transferred to Heritage Nursing Home for rehabilitation therapy. She speaks very highly of their staff including Kira DeSotel who is the director of the Rehab unit. Kira said that LaDonna was very motivated to progress quickly and has impressed everyone with her ability to be able to leave so soon. Through her recovery process, LaDonna has never felt sorry for herself. No room for self pity she says. Instead, she would rather be an inspiration to others. Her passion for the welfare of others is a quality to be admired. It’s amazing how tragedy can bring families together. LaDonna is so proud to have Austin and Joan as her siblings. They put their lives on hold to devote all their energy toward her recovery. LaDonna has said to me, “Always look for the best in others and it will bring out the best in you”. I will close with a touching Christmas story. Veronica Taylor, a special friend of LaDonna’s was not about to let Christmas pass her by in the nursing home. She took decorations and lit up her room. Residents were so appreciative and frequently stopped by LaDonna’s to sit and feel the spirit of Christmas. It was a wonderful Christmas! LaDonna has been with the Cedar Rapids schools and had been working as a substitute teacher for students with behaviour disorders since she had reopened a business in a building she owns that was closed after the flood.


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Old Creamery Theatre Company 39 38th Ave. 1-800-35-amana See page 12 Amana Heritage Museum 705 44th Ave. 319-622-3567 w w w. a m a n a h e r i t a g e . o r g The Ronneburg Restaurant See page 12 4408 220th Trail 319-622-3641 Little Red Wagon See this page 4417 220th Trail 319-622-3822 Amana General Store See this page 4423 220th Trail 319-622-7650 Amana Coffee & Tea Co. See this page 4423 220th Trail 622-6598 Lehm Books & Gifts See this page 319-622-6447 4536 220th Trail • 800-840-2387 Java Junction 619 46th Ave. Drinks, Sandwiches & Pastries 319-622-4100 Iowa Theatre Artists Company 4709 220th Trail 319-622-3222 Collectively Iowa 4709 220th Trail Lower Level 319-622-3698 Colony Inn Restaurant See this page 741 47th Avenue 319-622-3030



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OOLONY IN N “NATIONAL” (continued): Serving fineWORDS food family style • French: Chefs know what it means to for over 75 years! “french” a food item. It’s a verb that means to cut into thin strips, like, well, french fries. (And yes, that’s how the finger-friendly potato dish took its name.) Green beans are another item commonly prepared in this manner.

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• Maltese: These tiny spaniels are easy to identify thanks to their long, silky coats. The American Kennel Club groups them with other “Toy Dogs” like Pugs and Banquets Yorkshire • Meetings Terriers. • Special Occasions 20 Feline Minutesaficionados From Cedar Rapids and Iowa City also use the term Maltese to describe cats that have a similarly silky, gray6 blue coat. • Colombian: This term means different things to different people, depending on how you get your “jones.” Narcotics dealers may refer to their products as Colombian, although the actual source is often unknown. Luckily, the majority of us prefer a bit of legal Colombian, as in the coffee grown in the South American nation. The prevalence of coffee shops throughout America is proof enough that many of us just can’t get along in the morning without a hot cup of Colombian. • Chinese: The generic term “chinese” now represents types of food that are very different from the meals that are (or ever were) served in China. That said, the same argument could be made about what we consider “American” food. Hamburgers? Ice cream? Hot dogs? Pizza? Our national favorites seem to have originated everywhere except in the United States! Information in the Tidbits® Paper is gathered from sources considered to be reliable, but the accuracy of all information cannot be guaranteed.

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