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Lord's Harvest DinnerAsbury United Alice United Methodist Church 4617 Alice Rd., Center Point November 5, 2011, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

• The northern U.S. states, Canada and even as far north as the Arctic provide the breeding grounds for many birds. After breeding and spending long days tweeting and flying in the north, birds start eating extra food to prepare for migration as the days get shorter. Many increase their size substantially to help them endure migration. Some fly extreme distances at amazingly high altitudes.

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• Not surprisingly, larger birds fly faster than smaller ones. Speeds range from 20-50 miles per hour. Some flocks fly for about 10 hours a day, which could be as much as 500 miles! Studies have shown that most birds fly lower than 10,000 feet, but some have been recorded flying as high as 29,000 feet!

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Asbury United Methodist Church November 8th 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM 350 27th Ave. SW, Cedar Rapids

Lunch, Supper, Bazaar & Bake Sale Homemade Soup, Maid Rites,Desserts,coffee & milk Serving 11:00-1:00 lunch, 4:30 - 6:30 Supper

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5th Annual Holiday Bazaar Grace Baptist Church 1461 E Post Rd, Marion IA November 18th & 19th

Handmade Crafts, small business vendors, door prizes, silent auction items from area, Free admission. Free samples and demonstrations. Plate lunches/dinners to eat in or boxed to go. Something for everyone!

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• The height record is held by bar-headed geese, known for crossing the Himalayas at heights up to 29,000 feet, traveling between central Asia and India. • A mallard holds the record for the highest documented flight altitude for a bird in North America. The duck met his demise when he hit an airplane at 21,000 feet .

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• A flock of whooper swans was observed at 27,000 feet by a pilot as they moved from Iceland to Western Europe. Please note For those of you who received a letter by mail about the H.D. Youth Centers Thanksgiving event, requesting donations. In the letter, the phone number was wrong, the correct phone number to use is: 319-329-8841

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• Birds take their cues for timing migration from nature. The change in daylight hours, not the weather, is what spurs them to fatten up for their long journeys south. Weather is unpredictable, but daylight hours change the same way every year.

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• Much food needed by birds is not available in cold climates during winter: seeds, fruits and insects are absent or covered with snow. Mice and small mammals, food for larger birds, hibernate or hide from the cold.

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Cedar Sounds, a women's 4-part a cappella chorus is holding open auditions for high and low voices during November for women high school age and older who love to sing. No experience needed! For more information about the youth Center, call: Henry Davison 319-329-8841 Elsie Lewis 319-210-6405



Sunday November 6th at 2:00 PM Guest Speaker Jeff Bell, a member of the 1st Batallion, 133rd Infantry in Waterloo. In case of inclement weather, the event will be at post 671 in Swisher. THE PUBLIC IS WELCOME.

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• The Arctic tern has the longest annual migration in not just the bird world, but also the entire animal kingdom! It flies from the far north, in or near the Arctic, where summer days are longest, to its wintering grounds in the southern hemisphere off of Antarctica, where days are longest from November to February, which is summer there. The Arctic tern probably encounters more sunlight during the year than any other creature on the planet. Arctic terns travel approximately 22,000 miles for migration annually. They live many years with the longest on record living 34 years. That adds up to a lot of frequent flier miles! • Another long-distance migrant bird is the red knot, which is a large beach shorebird that nests in the Arctic in the spring and summer. Before FILLER PAGE heading south, red 2knots increase their body weight by1Q08 40-50 percent. The extra weight, their “fuel load,” allows WEEK 1 them to fly about 1,850 miles without stopping. are truly masters of DEC 30 - JAN They 5 long-distance aviation, flying more than 9,300 miles from south to north in the spring and repeating the trip every fall. Of the five varieties of red knots, the rufa is known to winter at the southern tip of South America in Tierra del Fuego and breed in the summer on the mainland and islands within the Arctic Circle.


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• The breeding grounds for snowy owls are in the far northern Arctic tundra. When snowy owls migrate, they go south, but may only go as far south as Canada. When the winters are exceptionally harsh or their food supplies are scarce, they will venture farther south and may be seen in the northern United States. Although considered a North American bird, they occasionally migrate to areas of northern Europe and Asia. • Harry Potter fans are probably aware that Hedwig, Harry’s famous companion, is a snowy owl. They are not known in real life for magic, but they are known for their striking white plumage and large size. While most owls are nocturnal, which means they are active at night, snowy owls are diurnal; they hunt and are active during the night and day. • While you sit around the fireplace or enjoy your wood stove this fall and winter, read a book or two about birds that migrate to maintain their existence. Massage TherapisT

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¥ On Nov. 5, 1940, Franklin Delano Roosevelt is re-elected for an unprecedented third term as president of the United States, with the promise of maintaining American neutrality in foreign wars. The day after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Roosevelt requested, and received, a declaration of war against Japan. ¥ On Nov. 1, 1959, Jacques Plante of the Montreal Canadiens becomes the first NHL goaltender to wear a full facemask. Despite the coach’s objection, Plante put his foot down, pointing out that he’d “already had four broken noses, a broken jaw, two broken cheekbones and almost 200 stitches” in his head. ¥ On Nov. 3, 1976, “Carrie,” a horror film starring Sissy Spacek and based on Stephen KingÕs 1974 best-selling first novel, opens in theaters around the United States. The film tells the story of high-school outcast Carrie White, who uses her telekinetic powers to exact a violent revenge on her teenage tormenters on prom night. (c) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc.

It seems the United States' FAA has a unique device for testing windshield strength on airplanes. It is a gun that fires a dead chicken at a plane's windshield at about the same speed the plane flies. The theory is that if the windshield doesn't crack from the impact, it could survive a real collision with a bird during flight. The British wanted to test the device on a new highspeed locomotive they are developing, so they borrowed the FAA's chicken launcher, loaded a chicken, and fired. The bird not only shattered the windshield, but also went through the engineer's chair, broke an instrument panel and embedded itself in the back wall of the engine cab. The stunned Brits asked the FAA to re-check the procedure to see if they had missed something. The FAA reviewed the test thoroughly and came back with just one recommendation. "Thaw the bird out first."

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