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by Patricia L. Cook Just as “Popeye” from the cartoon of days gone by ate his spinach for strength, we should eat plenty of leafy green vegetables as part of our everyday diet. This Tidbits look at leafy greens that are good for you, just as your mother said! • The National Cancer Institute reports, “foods rich in vitamins A and C have been associated with the reduced risk of certain cancers.” Many leafy green vegetables are excellent sources of these two vitamins as well as vitamins K and B, calcium, iron, fiber and more. • Greens are naturally low in sodium and calories. For example: a cup of raw spinach has only 14 calories and a 1 cup serving of cooked collards has only 38 calories. All greens are fat and cholesterol free. • According to Jill Nussinow, registered dietician, culinary educator in Northern California and author of a very informative book, “The Veggie Queen,” “Greens are the No. 1 food you can eat regularly to improve your health.” • Keep these in mind when eating greens: “Green is good. Dark green is better. Organic dark leafy green is best.” If you grow your own — and they are easy to grow — you know how your vegetables have been treated. turn the page for more!

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We’re Having A Kitten Shower! August 11, 2012 Noon to 4 pm 2109 North Towne Lane NE Cedar Rapids It’s kitten season once again, and the CRACC shelter has dozens needing good homes. This fundraiser is to promote our adorable furry feline adoptables, raise money to support their special veterinary needs and foster care, and to purchase much needed supplies. Event includes a HUGE bake sale, raffle, kitten socialization, refreshments, and fun activities for the kids. Old Fashioned Country Picnic Bluegrass/Gospel Concert August 12, 2012 4:30-7:00 3196 Lafayette RD Alburnett, IA The Castle Ridge Band Bluegrass and Gospel Music. Bring sack lunch and lawn chairs. Pie, ice cream and drinks will be served by our church. A free will donation will be taken. In case of rain, we will be in the church. We are west of the Alburnett School or east on Alice Rd. Church signs from North & South are visible.

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• Nussinow, in a webMD article, ranked the nutrition of the most widely eaten greens in the United States. The top 10 are: kale, collards, turnip greens, Swiss chard, spinach, mustard greens, broccoli, red and green leaf and romaine lettuces (altogether), cabbage, and iceberg lettuce. • There are other nutritional greens not listed above that are widely available in North America. The information available for all greens is immense. We’ll look at some interesting Tidbits for both highly and less popular greens. • Even though it may sound incorrect, all greens are not green! Leafy green vegetables have much color variety, from the bluishgreen of kale to the bright “Kelly” green of spinach, to the light, somewhat white of cabbage. • There is even a black cabbage (Cavalo Nero), which is actually a very dark green that is also called Tuscan kale. It originated from the Tuscany region of Italy where it is grown in most vegetable gardens. Cavalo Nero is an essential ingredient in the very healthy signature soup of the region, ribollita. • The Tuscan region of Italy is famous for many culinary things including the cooking term, “Florentine.” This term can be interpreted as the cooking style used in Florence, Italy, but has also come to describe the cuisine that includes spinach as an ingredient. Florentine cooking also uses fresh herbs like rosemary, basil, parsley and thyme. Since Tuscany is close to the coast, Florentine cooking features seafood dishes as well as local boar, rabbit and beef from the regions’ white Chianina cattle. According to folklore, the association of spinach with Florence may have been because of Catherine de Medici, the Italian wife of King Henry II, who reigned in France from 1560-1563.

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After Isaac had endured 8 days of severe diarrhea, thought to be viral, his parents took him to a local hospital. His blood counts were so critical he was rushed to the University of Iowa Pediatrics Emergency room. Once there he was diagnosed with Leukemia. The diarrhea had caused an intestinal fissure which harbored many types of bacteria. The surgeons operated 9 times in 9 days to partially remove the damaged tissue and clean out as much bacteria as possible. These surgeries also included removal of his rectum, a colostomy, and placement of an external colostomy bag to collect solid waste. During these 9 days he was also placed in the hyperbaric chamber three times. After all of his pain and suffering, they could finally start the chemotherapy. Little Isaac is back home in Cedar Rapids now, but he will have to return to Iowa City for chemo every week for some time to come. Friends of the family are trying to raise money to help Isaac, his parents, and 4 siblings. A lunch and raffle benefit has been scheduled for September 8, 2012 at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Any donations of merchandise or gift certificates will bring much needed cash at the benefit. • Call Carol Horne at 396-6129 to have your merchandise donation picked up. • Certificates can be mailed to: Carol Kiesling at 3310 Southland St SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404. • A financial donation can be sent to: Isaac Woerner Benefit in care of US Bank at 129 16th Ave SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404. Please make your checks payable to: The Isaac Woerner Benefit Account. We sincerely thank you and pray that nothing like this happens to any other children

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• Supposedly to honor her Italian roots, Queen Catherine introduced spinach to the Court of France and dubbed any dish containing spinach to be “Florentine.” Whether the story is true or not, Florentine is now synonymous with spinach in dishes such as Eggs Florentine, Oysters Florentine and more. • To make for some confusing terminology, “Florentines” refer to a sweet, baked confection that contains no spinach! These Florentines are a European sweet served as a cake, bar or cookie. Sweet Florentines are a mixture of candied fruit, toasted nuts, honey and/or sugar and topped with a layer of melted chocolate. • Moving away from sweets and back to greens, a green that has many names around the world is rapini or what is more commonly known as broccoli raab. This green is unrelated to broccoli even though broccoli is in its name. It is a close relative to turnips, and the greens look very similar to turnip greens. Other names linked to this green are rapa, rapine, raab, rappi, rappone, fall and spring raab, turnip broccoli, broccoli rape, broccoli de rabe, Italian turnip and turnip broccoli. • As more greens are available in North America, an old favorite has decreased in popularity. Iceberg lettuce was an overwhelming success for years because of its ability to remain crunchy even after days and sometimes weeks of shipping. Up until the 1930s, iceberg was known as “Crisphead” lettuce.

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• Bruce Church, from Salinas, California, the founder of Fresh Express, is given credit for popularizing iceberg lettuce. Along with three partners, he formed an ice company in the 1930s that shipped fresh heads of lettuce across the country in rail cars. “Crisphead” lettuce became more commonly known as “iceberg” when folks would meet the train cars of ice-packed lettuce with calls of “The icebergs are coming!” The name change stuck, and Americans’ love of fresh salads grew with the fresh availability. • Up until the mid-1970s, more than 95 percent of all lettuce grown in the United States was iceberg. Even though leaf lettuces have surged in popularity in the last 30-40 years, iceberg still remains a big seller. So, the next time you are eating out, check to see if a “wedge” salad is offered. It will be the familiar iceberg we grew up with. • Another popular salad that some think started with Julius Caesar is the Caesar Salad. It actually had its start in Tijuana, Mexico, with Cesare Cardini, who immigrated to the San Diego area with his brother, Alex, from Italy after World War I. The brothers opened Caesar’s Restaurant in Tijuana instead of San Diego because of alcohol prohibition in the United States. Invented in the 1920s, the Caesar Salad was mostly just a California specialty for years, with romaine lettuce being the green. The popularity of Caesar salads soared in the 1970s, and the romaine crop grew from a few California acres to 16,000 acres in the 1990s and more than 80,000 acres today.

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● On Aug. 9, 1936, at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, black American track star Jesse Owens wins his fourth gold medal of the Games in the 4-by-100-meter relay. His relay team set a new world record of 39.8 seconds, which stood for 20 years. ● On Aug. 6, 1945, an American B-29 bomber, the Enola Gay, drops the world’s first atom bomb over the city of Hiroshima, Japan. Some 80,000 people are killed as a result of the blast, and another 35,000 are injured. At least 60,000 more would be dead by the end of the year from the effects of the radioactive fallout. ● On Aug. 7, 1959, the U.S. unmanned spacecraft Explorer 6 is launched into an orbit around the Earth. The spacecraft featured a scanner that transmitted a crude picture of the Earth’s surface from a distance of 17,000 miles. The photo, received in Hawaii, took nearly 40 minutes to transmit. ● On Aug. 8, 1974, President Richard Nixon announces his intention to become the first president in American history to resign. With impeachment proceedings under way against him for his involvement in the Watergate affair, Nixon finally bowed to pressure from the public and Congress to leave the White House. ● On Aug. 10, 1981, Pete Rose of the Philadelphia Phillies gets the 3,631st hit of his baseball career, breaking Stan Musial’s record for most hits by a National Leaguer. It was only Rose’s 2,886th game; it had taken Musial 3,026 games to set the mark. (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

The most historically and culturally significant piece of land in New Orleans is the French Quarter. The famous area was mostly spared in the ravaging destruction and aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. • When French Canadian naval officer Jean Baptiste Bienville founded New Orleans in 1718, engineers developed a formal city plan for Nouvelle Orleans, the area that is now known as the French Quarter. The city grew out of the original borders to become an important American port city. As people arrived from all over the world, a distinct culture rich in music, food and tradition began to develop. • The “Quarter” is also known as Vieux Carré, which means “Old Square” in French. The area is located in downtown New Orleans, on some of the highest ground in the city on a crescent of the Mississippi River. Besides the river, the borders are roughly Canal Street, Rampart Street and Esplanade Avenue. The area today still occupies the same 6-by-13block area that was laid out in 1722. One of the best-preserved historical neighborhoods in America, the Quarter actually feels like a foreign country. The lasting influence of the French and Spanish settlers and planners is still present. • The architecture of the Quarter is a mix of mostly French and Spanish styles. The Spanish rule of New Orleans was short, from 1762 to 1800, but during that time there were two fires that virtually destroyed the French Quarter. In 1788, 850 structures were lost, and then another 200 were lost in 1794. A lot of what had been French architecture was replaced with Spanish-style wrought iron balconies and central courtyards. • The city was under French rule first, then Spanish and back to French before being sold to the United States in the Louisiana Purchase agreement in 1803. The Cabildo, built in 1799, is where the Louisiana Purchase signing took place and is now the main building of the Louisiana State Museum historical complex. • Over 35,000 buildings in New Orleans, many in the French Quarter, are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Cabildo is sometimes called the second most important building in America, after Independence Hall in Philadelphia. • The Cabildo, St. Louis Cathedral and the Presbytere (also part of the museum complex) all surround Jackson Square. Originally called “Place d’Armes,” the Square is named after Andrew Jackson, a hero of the Battle of New Orleans. The Square is one of the most visited areas in the Quarter, where local artists paint, draw and display their works. St. Louis Cathedral is the oldest continuously active cathedral in the United States. • Another old establishment of the Quarter is the French Market, the oldest farmer’s market in the United States. Dating back to 1791, it also includes a flea market. The French Market is “three centuries of history, six blocks of shopping, open seven days a week!” • Any New Orleans visit should include the Original Cafe Du Monde Coffee Stand, established in 1862. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, it closes only on Christmas Day and whenever a hurricane passes through. The coffee with chicory, served black or “au lait” (poured half and half with hot milk), and beignets, square French doughnuts, are definitely worth the wait. Yes, there is just about always a crowd!

August 7th 2012

December 22– January 19

June 22– July 22 Hasty decisions could lead to serious headache later, so leave no stone unturned in your search for a solution. Romance heats up with a small gesture, Cancer.

January 20– February 18 All hopes are pinned on you, and you will not disappoint, Aquarius. A little detective work uncovers the key to a recurring dilemma. Wahoo!

July 23– August 22

How much can you cram onto one plate, Capricorn? You may be a master at multitasking, but that doesn’t mean everyone else is. Slow down.

February 19– March 20 You become privy to information you would rather not have. Guard it with your life, Pisces. One slip could land you in a world of trouble. A message is delivered.

Alert, Leo. What appears to be the case may be something else entirely. You have two choices: Find out what is going on or leave the situation be. Choose carefully.

August 23– September 22 Questions mount, but they are not for you to answer, Virgo. Keep a low profile as usual, and all will be revealed in good time. Adventure calls.

March 21– April 19 Support gathers for a cause. Don’t miss out, Aries. You have much to offer. A loss in income is made up with the sacrifice of a luxury you don’t really care for.

September 23– October 22 A truce is reached, and you have that special someone to thank. Rumors begin to fly at the office; don’t get sucked in, Libra. A memo resolves the matter.

April 20– May 20 Miss a little, miss a lot, Taurus. Make plans now to savor every moment of an upcoming visit. A cherished memento could use some work.

October 23– November 21 Yes, a decision must be made, Scorpio, but it’s not your call. Stand back and let someone else take a stab at it. Flowers provide cheer to an old friend.

May 21– June 21 An artistic endeavor finally gets off the ground. A leak at work puts everyone on edge. Work to ease the tension, Gemini, before it gets out of hand.

November 22– December 21 A financial risk delivers, and you have the cash you need to make a goal reality, Sagittarius. A young friend is spiraling out of control. Rein them in before it’s too late.

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Please show your support with the mission of the HD Youth Center.

**** H.D. YOUTH CENTER FUND-RAISER **** BUY A COUPON BOOK FULL OF FANTASTIC DEALS FROM LOCAL BUSINESSES TO SUPPORT OUR BUILDING FUND. HERE IS A LIST OF LOCATIONS YOU CAN BUY THE COUPON BOOK AT. Active Edge Fitness 2120 Edgewood Rd SW CR, IA Advanced Hair Technologies 1202 A Dina Ct. Hiawatha Albert Automotive 427 1st Avenue SE CR, IA Austin Blues BBQ 210 3rd Ave. SE DWTN CR Bills Bro’s Furniture 303 8th Avenue SE CR, IA Cartridge World 2210 Edgewood Rd SW, Suite 200 Cassill Motors Service Dept. 5415 16th Ave. SW CR Chirocare East 1212 3rd Ave. SE CR Copyworks 4837 1st Ave. SE CR Cranky Hank’s Pizza Lindale Mall Lower Level CR Dairy Queen 2843 Mount Vernon Rd SE Ebony Beauty Supply 1901 Mt. Vernon Rd. SE CR El Centro Burrito 210 3rd Ave. SE DWTN CR Hot Harry’s Burritos 4862 1st Ave. NE CR Kathy’s Pies 616 5th Ave. SE CR Kyle’s Framing 601 7th Ave. Marion Maid Rite West 621 1st Ave. SW CR Pakmail 162 Collins Road NE CR, IA

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Pet’s Playhouse 151 Jacolyn Dr. NW CR Popcorn Shoppe Westdale Mall Pro Video Productions 319 1st Ave. NW CR Ramsey’s Metro Market 1120 7th Ave Marion, Iowa Rio’s Salon & Spa 1725 Blairs Ferry Rd. Marion Save-A-Lot Food Stores 1625 J St. CR Simply Divine Premiere Chocolatier Gift & Candy Shoppe 129 3rd Ave. SE CR Sisters Health Club Inc. 4333 Czech Lane NE CR Star Food Services 5137 18th AVe. SW CR Sykora’s Bakery 73 16th Avenue SW CR, IA The Floor Shop 3909 Center Point Road Northeast CR Texas Roadhouse 2605 Edgewood Road SW CR Tic Toc Restaurant 600 17th St. NE CR Total Eclipse Tanning Studio 694 7th Ave. Marion The Hub Pizza & Grill 210 3rd Ave. SE DWTN CR The Spring House Restaurant 3980 Center Pt. Rd. NE Wildlife Habitat 166 Collins Rd NE CR IA Questions, Zio Johno’s Spaghetti House 755 7th Ave Marion please contact Russ, 360-3936

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Forklift $10.50 an hour

1st shift, Loading trucks Intent to hire

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Box Spring Assembly $10.00 an hour 1st shift Using air tools Must have driver license Intent to hire

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Forklift/Casepick $13.00 an hour

6 positions left, 2nd shift Operate a forklift Build pallets of product Casepicking, Intent to hire

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Manual Labor $11.00 an hour

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Administrative Assistant $10.00 an hour 1st shift Must have knowledge of Microsoft Office Excellent phone etiquette Excellent organization skills Intent to hire

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Advance Services, Inc. 4330 Czech Lane NE #7 Cedar Rapids, 319-393-1200 EOE

HERBALIFE Independent Distributor, Dan Butterfield. 319-533-5059 Call for product or opportunity.

14-day Slim Down Weight Loss Challenge. Cash prizes paid out in each challenge! Call Julie at 319-551-9607 or visit Personal Wellness Coaches Needed. Training provided, no experience necessary. Unlimited Earning Potential. Up to $100k First Year. 364-5555 MASSAGE THERAPY


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Residential Power washing. Dirty/moldy House siding, Decks, Privacy Fence, Etc. No chemicals used. Cleaning of roof gutters also available. Free Estimates Jim Hollett 319-821-1291 RETAIL SALES

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A CARING COUPLE hopes to share their hearts and home with a child. We would provide a secure future, lots of love, and much happiness! Please consider us if you`re thinking about adoption. Call Michelle and Steve 1-800-587-3224

Wascomat W-73. Many great parts including the motor and wiring! Call 319-360-3936 THE OCEAN Corp. 10840 Rockley Road, Houston, Texas 77099. Train for a New Career. *Underwater Welder. Commercial Diver. *NDT/Weld Inspector. Job Placement Assistance. Financial Aid available for those who qualify. 1-800-321-0298.

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ADOPT: Adoring couple longs to adopt a baby. Secure future filled with love awaits! Giselle & Dennis 800-940-8948 Expenses paid

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80” x 46” Utility Trailer with 30” sides 14” tires.

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Community Building Outside Swimming Pool Storm Shelter Garages Playground Basketball Court Baseball Field Gated RV/Boat Storage Security Staff 24 hours

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REDUCED PRICE 1998 Commodore 16x80 mobile home for sale or lease to own with option to purchase. 3 bedroom 2 full baths includes appliances. Other Mobile Homes Available. Ask how to receive FREE LOT RENT with purchase. Space available for new homes with cash back move-in bonuses and GREAT LOT RENT SPECIALS. Contact Tower Terrace business office at 319-393-1312 to set up appointment and pick up your application to be approved. Home must remain in the park. 4032 Bobolink Lane


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We do accept classified’s by US mail and phone.

Send your content and payment to: Hawkeye Publishing 162 Collins Rd. NE PMB 321 Cedar Rapids, IA 52402 For more info, call Russ 319-360-3936

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Hawkeye Publishing, L.L.C. For Distribution E-mail: or Call (319) 360-3936 All prices effective Sunday, July 29th to Saturday, August 11th, while supplies last!

1625 J Street SW Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Fairgrounds Bologna 16 oz, Regular, Thick or Garlic

Monday - Saturday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM Sunday 10: AM - 6:00 PM

Fairgrounds Jumbo Hot Dogs 16 oz

Butterball Turkey Bacon 6 oz


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Peaches, Plums or Nectarines

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Hinsdale Corn Dogs 3 pk, 7.5 oz pkg


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A: Bristle Sprouts Q: What does the letter “A” have in common with flowers? A: They both salad? 4. Lucille BallFOODS and Desi Arnez COMFORT MADE FAST AND have 1. a large beesIn coming after them!bowl, combine dry pudding 4. Who were the stars of the movie “The 5. Caesar Salad

mixes, dry milk powder and water. Mix well using a wire whisk. Blend in whipped topping and coconut extract. Coarsely crush 5 graham crackers. Fold in cracker crumbs. 2. Spread mixture evenly into piecrust. Crush remaining 2 graham crackers into fine crumbs. Evenly sprinkle coconut and fine cracker crumbs over top. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Serves 8.

long trailer swayed back and forth? 1. What leafy green vegetable did Julius Caesar eat to prevent indigestion? 2. What vitamins are often associated with 2 (4-serving) the positive nutritional value of greens? packages sugar-free instant white chocolate pudding mix all year but 1 1/3 cups nonfat dry milk powder er months. 2 cups water 3rd Quarter 2012 n, set your whipped topping weed is a plant that has mastered every the sun is 3/4 cup reduced-calorie Week“A32 survival skill except for learning how to grow vaporation. 1 1/2 teaspoons coconut extract ● Each serving equals: 206 calories, 6g fat, in rows.” - Doug Larson crackers 6g protein, 32g carb., 516mg sodium, 1g allons (75- 6 (2 1/2-inch) chocolate graham hower uses This wordfiber; means: A vegetable of the mustard Exchanges: 1 1/2 Starch, 1/2 Diabetic family: especially mustard greens; various water saver 1 (6-ounce) purchased chocolate piecrust Milk. cabbages;Fat-Free broccoli; cauliflower; brussels brush your 2 tablespoons flaked coconut sprouts

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Next Farmers Market August 18th

We will open at 7:00 AM Fresh Caramel Apples, Chocolate Strawberries, Choc. Bacon, Choc. High Heels & Purses Slushies, Smoothies and more!

129 3rd Ave. SE Cedar Rapids Corner of 2nd St. & 3rd Ave. Downtown

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According to Caesar Cardini’s daughter Rosa, the Caesar Salad was created on July 4, 1924, when her Neil Armstrong 8/5/30 father’s restaurant in Tijuana, Mexico, David Robinson 8/6/65 was very crowded. As supplies1. Collards David Duchovny 8/7/60 were running low, Caesar created Roger Federer 8/8/81 salads tableside with what he had on2. A, B, C and K Chris Cuomo 8/9/70 hand. The good taste as well as the Antonio Banderas 8/10/60 presentation were a hit and became a Steve Wozniak 8/11/50 part of food history! The dressing was made available commercially in er-tasting with“Cardini’s: a tough texture. If it is massaged or squeezed 1948 undergreen the name ume. When lemon juice is added it will “cook” the kale and soften The Original Caesar Dressing.”


Kurtz Ketchup 32 oz

© August 2012 Moran Foods, Inc. All rights reserved. We reserve the right to limit quantities. Ad valid only at stores listed above. Not all items available in all stores. Not responsible for typographical errors.

HEALTHY! Long Long Trailer?” By Healthy Exchanges 5. What salad was tossed about while the


1. Wild lettuce 2. Dandelion greens 3. Romaine 4. Lucille Ball and Desi Arnez 5. Caesar Salad

Five Seasons Tire is locally owned and operated. 1641 Edgewood 2804 1st Ave NE Water conservation is important all year RD but SW Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

International Forgiveness Day especially during the hot summer months. 319-396-7463 319-366-7683 Wiggle Your Toes Day If you needMon.-Fri. to sprinkle your lawn,Sat. set your HOURS Both Locations: 8-6; 9-3 National Lighthouse Day sprinklers to water at night while the sun is Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your not shining, cutting down on evaporation. Neighbor’s Porch Day Also, an average bath uses 20-30 gallons (758/9 Book Lover’s Day 114 l) of water while an average shower uses 8/10 National S’mores Day 8/11 Presidential Joke Day only 10 gallons (37.8 l). Another water saver 8/5 8/6 8/7 8/8

Gwaltney Roll Sausage 12 oz Mild or Hot

Beef Boneless Chuck Steaks

8/5/30 1. What type of green was thought to be A: Let us (lettuce) dance. 8/6/65 both an appetite stimulant and a sleep aid in 8/7/60 ancient times? 8/8/81 1. Wild lettuce 2. What very annoying weed that grows /9/70 everywhere is a healthy salad green? 2. Dandelion greens s 8/10/60 3. What kind of lettuce is used in a Caesar 3. Romaine 8/11/50

Armour Lunchmakers 2.6 oz

Reser’s Potato or Signature Select or Macaroni Salad Maple View Farms Sliders 16 oz


Fresh Whole Fryer

Easy Eatin’ Chicken Nuggets, Strips or Popcorn 7 oz

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