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Stories from Thursday, October 8, 2009

Fall Rendezvous is this weekend (10/08/09)
The Cherokee Ridge Runner's Fall Rendezvous will be held on Saturday and Sunday at the Little Sioux Wildlife Area southwest of Cherokee and the public is welcome during daylight hours. On Saturday there will be a Novelty Shoot and Hawk and Knife Throw events. ...
Lily of the Valley Open House (10/08/09)
There will be an Open House held at the Lily of the Valley #5 one-room school located on the grounds of the Northwest Area Education Agency on the Iowa Highway 3 Bypass, Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Refreshments will be served including hot dogs, chips, bars, cookies and drinks. The public is invited to come and visit the building and view the updates that have been done with funds made available by the Cherokee County Legacy Foundation...
Aurelia Board discusses sharing (10/08/09)
AURELIA - The special School Board meeting held at Aurelia on Monday night was scheduled to take place in a large room in the elementary building, just as the last meeting on Sept. 24 did. Those plans were revised prior to the meeting, though, as the meeting was moved to the school gymnasium to accommodate an expected large community turnout...
Outreach Project Donation received (10/08/09)
The Cherokee Knights of Columbus recently received a $500 check from the Hy-Vee stores of Cherokee. The money will go to the Knights' Outreach Project, which is in its 17th year. The Knights have raised over $15,000 for the disabled this year so far, and the donations are still coming in. ...
Careage Hills kicks off big month (10/08/09)
There are a lot of special activities going on at Careage Hills in the next 30 days, and the facility kicked things off on Friday morning Oct. 2, when they served as the host for the weekly Cherokee Chamber of Commerce coffee. In addition to the special birthday cake - signifying Careage Hills' 10-year anniversary of being under the management of Careage Management - attendees were treated to mints, nuts, punch and coffee...
World Pork Expo Highlights Challenges (10/08/09)
DES MOINES - In the face of unprecedented challenges to the U.S. pork industry, thousands of producers and allied industry exhibitors gathered in June for the National Pork Producers Council's 21st annual World Pork Expo. Struggling producer profitability - exacerbated by the effects of the recent H1N1 virus outbreak - weighed heavily on the industry through an otherwise sunny three days at the Iowa State Fairgrounds...
October is Pork Month: A salute to Iowa's pork producers (10/08/09)
Many consumers around the U.S. and the world enjoy pork and Iowa pork producers play a significant role in feeding the domestic and international demand for the world's most widely consumed meat. Iowa is not only the top pork producing state in the country, it also leads the U.S. in pork exports. Iowa's pork producers are committed to raising hogs responsibly and are dedicated to producing a healthy, nutritious product...
Peggy Hinkhouse wins PF Cruise (10/08/09)
A special two-person cruise was offered to all Pheasants Forever chapters across the nation this year, and the Cherokee County PF started a fundraising raffle for this prize at the PF banquet in March. Pictured are Cherokee County PF Board members at the the recent cruise raffle drawing, which was won by Peggy Hinkhouse, who purchased her ticket at the March PF Banquet. ...
H1N1 web cast offered for businesses (10/08/09)
In October, the Iowa Department of Public Health, Upper Midwest Center for Public Health Preparedness and Safeguard Iowa Partnership will present the latest information related to the upcoming influenza season to the business community during a free web cast...
Food For The Needy Day (10/08/09)
Allender Chiropractic in Cherokee will be sponsoring their 22nd Annual "Food For The Needy Day" on Wednesday, Nov. 4. For existing patients, the clinic will be collecting the normal charges, payable that day, and donating them to Mid-Sioux and the Cherokee County Food Pantry...
Family and Adult Gaming Night in Cleghorn (10/08/09)
Looking for some free entertainment? Look no further than the library. 'Wii' are going to have a great time playing the Wii. The Marcus-Cleghorn library has rented a Wii from the Northwest Iowa Library Services. The M-C Community Library in Cleghorn will be open Thursday, Oct. 15 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. for adults and children to play the Wii...
Cherokee area cancer support group (10/08/09)
According to the American Cancer Society, there will be an estimated 1.4 million new cases of cancer diagnosed in 2009. Everyone has been affected by cancer in one way or another. You may be a current cancer patient, a cancer survivor or have a family member or friend who is suffering from cancer...
Litle Sioux Fishing Catfish Tournament Held (10/08/09)
The Little Sioux Fishing club of Correctionville recently held a Catfish Tournament, with a good turnout of agile anglers.
IGHSAU Softball Rule Changes (10/08/09)
IGHSAU Softball Rules Changes Effective Summer 2010 Effective with the summer 2010 softball season, the pitching distance for junior high and high school softball in Iowa will be increased from 40 feet to 43 feet from the tip of home plate to the pitcher's plate. ...
GHSC varsity XC girls take 2nd at SC/RCL Invite (10/08/09)
LAKE CITY - The Galva-Holstein/Schaller-Crestland girls cross country team continued to excel at the Southern Cal/ Rockwell City-Lytton Invitational meet run here on Tuesday, with the Lady Pirates' varsity girls taking second in the team competition and the JV girls finishing first among JV teams. The Galva-Holstein/Schaller-Crestland boys' varsity team finished 8th in the team standings...
Knights, Indians win Cherokee XC (10/08/09)
Knights, Indians win Cherokee XC The Orange City Unity Christian boys and the Spirit Lake Park girls won their respective divisions at Cherokee's annual Cross Country Invitational Tuesday run on the scenic Cherokee Mental Health Institute course in bitter cold, windy, and damp weather conditions...
Pair Coupons with Rock-Bottom Sales (10/08/09)
Armed with the knowledge that every item in the grocery store is on sale at its lowest price just once in a 12-week time span, planning your shopping trips around what is on sale versus what you need in a particular week is the next step to saving money on groceries...
Win the Grocery Store Price Cycle Game (10/08/09)
Readers Write: Stockpiling and Internet Coupon Fraud (10/08/09)
It's time to answer some questions from readers like you who are learning to Super-Coupon: Q: I read your column about stockpiling groceries that you find on sale. How much do I need to buy at one time of something to stockpile it? I'm not comfortable doing bulk buying...
Look for Coupons in All the Right Places (10/08/09)
When people hear how much money I save each week on my grocery bill by using coupons, there are those who conclude that I must use secret, special coupons that the rest of the world isn't clued into. In one of my coupon classes a woman asked, "Where do you find these coupons? I noticed my friend has different coupons in her paper than I do."...
Use Coupons and Get Paid to Shop (10/08/09)
It's no secret that I love $1 sales at the grocery store. They're one of the easiest ways to get items for free - and who doesn't like getting something for free? For example, when a bag of frozen vegetables is on sale for $1 and I use a $1 coupon, the coupon's value essentially "pays" for the vegetables - they're free...
Reader Mail: E-coupons and Confused Cashiers (10/08/09)
It's time to answer some questions from readers like you who are learning to Super-Coupon: Dear Jill, I never knew that I could stack a store coupon and a manufacturer coupon that I clipped from the newspaper. After picking up this tip I learned from you, I am already saving a lot! Here's my question. ...
Double the Savings, Double the Fun (10/08/09)
I've mentioned before that dollar sales paired with dollar coupons are one of my favorite ways to get free items at the grocery store. Another easy way is through double-coupon promotions. Double-coupon promotions are exciting! Many stores will match a coupon's face value and pass the savings on to you, the shopper. ...
Do Stores Lose When Couponers Win? (10/08/09)
If you're a regular reader of my column by now you know that I love paying as little as possible for my groceries. Getting many things for free is great for the household budget, and it's fun, too. Yet, as you start to see your weekly grocery bill dropping by a third or even by half you may start to wonder, "Is my store losing money because I use coupons?"...
How to 'Shop at Home' More Often (10/08/09)
Last week I introduced you to the concept of stockpiling groceries and spilled the beans on what's hiding in my basement: a small-scale "grocery store" at home. Like many people, I'm always on the lookout for great deals. But unlike the typical shopper, I think nothing of buying 5, 10 or perhaps even 15 of an item when it is on sale...
Super-Couponers' Secret Weapon (10/08/09)
I've got a secret. If you were to walk through my kitchen, nothing would seem out of the ordinary. My refrigerator is well stocked with food, as are my kitchen cabinets. It looks very much like I'd imagine your own kitchen looks. But take a look at my basement pantry, and prepare for a shock. ...
Reader Mail: E-coupons and Confused Cashiers (10/08/09)
It's time to answer some questions from readers like you who are learning to Super-Coupon: Dear Jill, I never knew that I could stack a store coupon and a manufacturer coupon that I clipped from the newspaper. After picking up this tip I learned from you, I am already saving a lot! Here's my question. ...
Be a Super-Couponer: 'Stack' for Best Deals (10/08/09)
Did you know that most stores accept two coupons for the same item? Many stores' coupon policies allow stacking, the term couponers use for pairing a manufacturer coupon (found in newspaper inserts and on the Internet) with a store coupon that the store offers in a local flyer or on its Web site. Pairing the manufacturer coupon and the retailer coupon results in significant savings for you. Often, a shopper who stacks coupons in this way can get items things for free...
Meet the Coupon Queen and Start Saving (10/08/09)
I am a coupon queen. I wasn't always. In fact, it's not even a title I gave myself. But two years ago, I completely changed the way I shopped for groceries for my family. Perhaps you've seen stories in the news about some frugal person gleefully purchasing hundreds of dollars worth of groceries for pennies...
Velma M. Berry (10/08/09)
Funeral services for Velma M. Berry, 87, of Aurelia, will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 9, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Aurelia, with Pastor Larry Lemke officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, rural Aurelia. Visitation will be held today from 2 p.m. till 8 p.m., with the family present from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia...
Basic Biittner : 'A No- Brainer?' Depends who you ask (10/08/09)
I attended the special School Board meeting in Aurelia Monday night, and throughout the meeting, a certain phrase kept reverberating throughout the Aurelia gymnasium - scene of many exciting basketball, volleyball and wrestling moments through the last 50 years. No, it wasn't a traditional gymnasium phrase, such as "Go Dogs!", "Are you kidding, stripes?" or even "It's hot in here!"...
'Household CFOs' take charge (10/08/09)
Americans have found ways to take control of their household finances, even in tough economic times. Still, a recent survey of "Household CFOs"- individuals in charge of managing family finances - found that two out of three households in the U.S. do not have an emergency savings account. Analysts say that could put them at financial risk in the event of a crisis...