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Stories from Wednesday, April 1, 2009

'Scouting for Food' project is Saturday (04/01/09)
"Scouting for Food" is Scouting's community stewardship project aimed at addressing the problem of hunger in the community in which we live and work. Scouting for Food is a food collection effort carried out by Boy Scouts, Venturers, and Cub Scouts from various Cherokee County communities. This year's Scouting for Food Drive will take place on Saturday...
Tomahawk candidates (04/01/09)
Cherokee WHS Jazz Band to State (04/01/09)
Appearance on April 14 will be fourth in six years
Sanford Museum presents Joey Gulizia (04/01/09)
The Sanford Museum Association will present "A Musical Trip Around The World" with Joey Gulizia at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Museum at 117 E. Willow St. in Cherokee. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. Joey Gulizia, the renowned drummer from Omaha who has performed in the Cherokee Jazz & Blues Festival at the Copper Cup Friday night pub crawl event each year since 2003, will present "A Musical Trip Around the World" beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Sanford Museum...
Masonic Scholarships to be awarded (04/01/09)
Speculative Lodge #307 A.F.&A.M. of Cherokee and Marcus will be awarding $300 scholarships to a Cherokee senior and a Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn senior who will graduate this spring. The scholarships may be used for a two or four-year college, or a vocational-technical school...
Cherokee Parks & Recreation activites (04/01/09)
Bacon Aquatic Center - season passes now available. Family Pass - $125; Single Pass - $70. For more details, see www.cherokeeiowa.net Cherokee Run Club - Informational Meeting at Cherokee Community Center on April 9 at 7 p.m. Tiny Tots Soccer - The Family Edition. Kids ages 4-6 and adults (each child must have an adult accompanying and participating with them). April 18 and 25. Cost is $5 per child. Registration forms can be found online at www.cherokeeiowa.net/parks.htm...
MMC talent show winners (04/01/09)
Registration now being accepted (04/01/09)
Bright Beginnings Daycare and Preschool is now accepting registration fro their three-year old and five-year old preschool for next fall. Please stop in at Bright Beginnings a pick up an application or call 225-5728.
Masonic Breakfast (04/01/09)
The Cherokee Masonic Breakfast will be held at the upper-level of the Cherokee Community Center on April 5 from 7:30 a.m. to noon.
Hy-Vee Legislative Reception (04/01/09)
CAASA host fundraiser (04/01/09)
The Centers Against Abuse and Sexual Assault (CAASA) Buena Vista County Center in partnership with Central Bank, University Style and Gold Key Mortgage announces their Spring Fabric and Bake Sale on Saturday, April 18, for 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1507 E. Lakeshore Drive, Storm Lake. CAASA receives donated upholstery, vinyl, denims, and various fabrics and these are being offered to the public as a fundraiser...
Cherokee Swim Team Sign-Up today (04/01/09)
Cherokee Swim Team coach Jodi Mongan has announced that Wednesday, April 1 is the date for all interested swimmers, ages 18 and under, to sign up to join this year's team. The sign-up will take place on the upper level of the Cherokee Community Center from 4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Wednesday...
Tomahawk Relays fields assembled (04/01/09)
The annual Cherokee Tomahawk Relays are scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, April 6-7, at George Hicks Field on the Washington High School Campus. The girls competition this year features 16 teams in two classes, with the 2A teams including Sioux City North, Sioux City West, Sioux City Heelan, Le Mars, Spencer, Spirit Lake Park, Estherville-LC, and MOC-Floyd Valley...
Cherokee, MMC boys excel at meet (04/01/09)
VERMILLION, S.D. - The Cherokee Braves and Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Eagles showed some firepower in the boys division of the USD Midwest Indoor Championship track and field meet here Saturday. Cherokee racked up a first and three runner-up finishes, while MMC tallied a first, runner-up, third place, and two fourth-place finishes...
Stanley O. Peterson (04/01/09)
Funeral services for Stanley O. Peterson, 69, of Aurelia, were held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church in Aurelia, with Pastor Missy Brown officiating. Burial was held in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, rural Aurelia. Visitation was held on Monday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., with the family being present from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the church. The Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established...
Myrtle Ware (04/01/09)
Myrtle Ware, 99, of Cherokee, died Sunday March 29, 2009 in the LeMars Good Samaritan Village, LeMars, following a brief illness. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.greenwoodfuneral.com. Memorials are requested for St. Paul's United Methodist Church and the Cherokee Public Library...
Jayne Marie Raveling Mjatta (04/01/09)
Jayne Marie Raveling Mjatta, 59, passed away on Feb. 28,2009 at her home in Arusha, Tanzania. She was born Oct. 21, 1949, the daughter of the late Lyle Raveling and Patricia (Raveling) Simmons. She graduated in 1968 from Washington High School. She is survived by her husband Frank Mjatta of Arusha, TZ., twin sisters Diane (John) Barnes of Cedar Rapids, and LuAnn (Dave) Vore, of Cedar Falls, her daughters and grandchildren. ...
Georgia M. Johnson (04/01/09)
Georgia M. Johnson, 80, of Cherokee, died Friday March 27, 2009 in Mercy Medical Center, Sioux City, following a brief illness. Memorial services are being held Thursday, April 2, from 11 a.m. in the Trinity Lutheran Church, Cherokee. Rev. Larry Lemke will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee, at a later date. Visitation will be held today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee. Online condolences may be left at www.greenwoodfuneral.com...
Dolores Ilene (Thompson) Leonard (04/01/09)
Dolores "Dee" I. Leonard, age 76, of Holstein, passed away on March 27, 2009 at the Good Samaritan Society of Holstein. A funeral service was held on March 30, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church of Holstein with Rev. Jerry R. Miller officiating. ...
Lockwood/Weathers engagement (04/01/09)
Nicole Lockwood and Bill Weathers are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Nicole, the daughter of Craig and Lorrie Lockwood of Cherokee, is a 2002 graduate of Cherokee Washington High School, and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the University of Iowa in 2006. She is currently employed at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center...
Recognizing a new reality (04/01/09)
You Gray Matter readers know how proud I've always been of the small-town friendliness that makes our rural way of life so special. So now I have to tell you of my surprise as I begin to realize that I no longer know everyone who lives here. This dawned on me one recent morning when. ...
Injuries a leading cause of death in Iowa (04/01/09)
Injuries are a leading cause of death among Iowans, with more than 1,500 injury-caused deaths each year - more than four per day - according to an inaugural report recently released by the Iowa Department of Public Health and the University of Iowa Injury Prevention Research Center...