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Stories from Monday, February 13, 2006

CADS fills a need (02/13/06)
Cherokee Adult Day Services (CADS) has recently opened at Cherokee County Work Services. Cherokee County Work Services (CCWS) provides work activities for people with disabilities, primarily mental disabilities. CADS is a program that allows people to spend time in activities other than working...
Full Draw Archery Club moves (02/13/06)
The Full Draw Archery Club announced that effective Feb. 1 it has moved its meeting place from above the Victory Gym on West Maple Street in Cherokee. The new location will be at Roy's Archery located north of Cherokee on Highway 3, approximately 1/2 mile west, at 1613 510th Street...
CCLF receives grant (02/13/06)
The Cherokee County Legacy Foundation has received a $63,600 state award for countywide grant making and endowment building. Of this amount, 75 percent will be available for granting to qualified organizations in Cherokee County. The payment is a result of legislation (House File 2302) passed in 2004 by the Iowa General Assembly...
Recyclable categories clarified (02/13/06)
Don Pitts, director of the Cherokee County Landfill and Separation Center expresses his appreciation to everyone who has joined in the recycling effort. Due to all the hard work over the last 18 months, the percentage of separated recyclables has grown from about 18 percent to a current rate of about 29 prcent...
Marcus Fair presentation made (02/13/06)
David Whited of the Marcus Fair Board updated the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors on the Marcus Fair during budget requests at the Tuesday meeting of the supervisors. Whited said the main thing that they've been working on has been the Mount Pleasant Church which was moved to the Marcus Fair grounds. There is still work to be done at the church but it is ready for use and will be the location of a wedding in June when a couple will renew their vows...
Arnold and June Sands (02/13/06)
Arnold and June Sands, Correctionville, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on February 11, 2006. Their children, Marvin and Norma Benson of Pierson, Iowa; Duane and Diane Sands of Imperial Beach, Ca.; Charlie and Donna Reiss of Holstein, Iowa and Larry Sands of Correctionville, Iowa, along with their ten grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren are requesting a card shower for the couple...
Ross Rambles: The world's biggest competition (02/13/06)
Last Sunday I went to some business establishment in some town along Highway 3 between Cherokee and Cleghorn to watch the annual competition to earn the most coveted championship in the world. The competition was fierce as the nation's most powerful corporations vied to present the best television commercials of the year before 141 million viewers...
Gray Matter: What if ? (02/13/06)
A question that faces many of us, as the years go by, is what to do with all the things we have tucked away.  Recently I have been going through some of my mother's things.  I had been through all of this before - these are just the remnants of scads of stuff  left by an inveterate "pack rat". ...
Our Opinion: More common sense, please (02/13/06)
A 6-year-old first-grader in Brockton, Mass., was accused of sexual harassment and suspended from school for three days after he put two fingers inside a girl's waistband. The action by school officials in Brockton generated considerable criticism. A news report on the subject included a quote from a child psychologist who explained that a six year old is incapable of the thought process involved in an act of sexual harassment...
Our Opinion: Leading the way -- again (02/13/06)
We Iowans take a lot of guff from our fellow Americans. We are often stereotyped as shoeless hicks that have hogs living in our homes, rarely seeing civilization -- let alone indoor plumbing. We all know this is wrong, and many of us have a little chip on our shoulder...
Our Opinion: An ounce of prevention... (02/13/06)
The avian (bird) flu has been in the news and on the minds of many all winter. Health care officials and governmental agencies have been busy preparing for the possible bird to human mutation and pandemic that could potentially cause thousands of deaths...
Our Opinion: All it takes is a nose (02/13/06)
There's a phrase that is used at times: "the camel's nose is under the tent." While the exact origin of this phrase is unknown, here's the basic concept: a camel will stick his nose into your tent, and if you do nothing about it, he'll get his whole head in, then his neck, and, eventually the entire camel will be in your tent,destroying everything...