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Stories from Friday, January 4, 2013

Watercolor Workshop extends sign up deadline (01/04/13)
The Cherokee Sanford Museum Association will present a Watercolor Workshop, "Poetic Expressions in Watercolor" with Jo Myer-Walker on Jan. 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Deadline to sign up has been extended to Jan. 8. This workshop will be basic watercolor techniques, combined with discussion about your inspiration. Bring a poem, photo, phrase, or whatever inspires you to tell your own story in paint. Jo will be talking about painting inspired by poetry from Iowa' Poet Laureate, Mary Swander...
Sherri Cafaro Trio to make first apperance at J & B Festival (01/04/13)
New to this year's Cherokee Jazz and Blues Festival will be the Sherri Cafaro Trio. The Sherri Cafaro Trio will be performing on Jan. 19 at The Gathering Place from 9 p.m. to midnight. Sherri has been delighting audiences for 30 years. ...
New Board of Supervisors holds first meeting (01/04/13)
The first weekly meeting of the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors in 2013 began Tuesday with County Magistrate Lisa Mazurek swearing in three new supervisors who were elected to their positions in the November election. Once new supervisors Rick Mongan, Ginger Walker and Dennis Bush took their seats, the meeting was called to order by Clerk Kris Glienke, and the first order of business was the election of a Chairman of the Board. ...
City-wide Christmas tree pickup Monday (01/04/13)
The City of Cherokee Street Department will provide a city-wide Christmas tree pickup on Monday, January 7. Trees must be curbside only, with no plastic bags, tree stands, lights, decorations, or screws/nails in the trunk as the trees will be run through a chipper...
Learning with Lunch (01/04/13)
Are you living with clutter? Do you want to feel more organized? Are you suffering from Mid-Life clutter? If you can answer "yes" to any of these questions please join the Cherokee County Extension Office that will be presenting a "Learn with Lunch" program to help make sense of your clutter...
CCT to hold auditions for spring play (01/04/13)
Auditions for the Cherokee Community Theater spring production of "Five Women Wearing the Same Dress" written by Alan Ball will be held on Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 7 and Jan. 8 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the Cherokee Community Center, upper level small group room...
Times Gone By (01/04/13)
Guy M. Gillette democrat and senator-elect from the Ida-Plymouth-Cherokee district, will have a seat in the senate when that body convenes a week from tomorrow. His certificate of election has been sent by the secretary of state. At the time the official canvass of the vote was made it was decided that in case a contest is filed before the certificate is issued a certificate shall not be issued until the contest is settled. ...
Alquist / daughter (01/04/13)
Derrick and Christy Alquist of Meriden are happy to announce the birth of a baby girl on December 27, 2012. Lindsey Marie Alquist was born at 3:53 p.m., weighed 8 lb. 11 oz. and measured 21 inches long, and she was welcomed home by her big brother, Tyler. Grandparents are Bruce and Donna Amundson of Larrabee and Dennis and Lois Alquist of Meriden, and her great-grandmother is Yvonne Amundson of Cherokee...
Lau, Lam/ son (01/04/13)
Vanessa Lau and Brian Lam are happy to announce the birth of their baby boy on December 27, 2012. Enzo Lam was born at 3:16 a.m., weighed 7 lb. 6 oz. , measured 21 inches long, and was welcomed home by his brothers, Branden, Isaac and Terenie Lam. Grandparents are Quyen Quoc Lam and Chan My Ho of Cherokee...
Struck Strikes Out : Teeing off really tees him off (01/04/13)
I was looking out my sliding glass doors at the Cherokee Golf & Country Club's frigid winter landscape a few days ago, thinking out loud that, "By golly, this upcoming season, I'm going to play me some golf." I've only played a couple rounds the past few years and I don't really know why, except to say that my game has disintegrated to an embarrassing degree, I lose my balls a lot shorter now, arthritis has gnarled some fingers, and many of my old cronies have quit, retired, split up, or developed other interests.. ...
Basic Biittner : Lest We Forget (01/04/13)
Well, another year has come and gone, and among other annual year-end traditions are a plethora of lists - lists of the year's top movies, songs, stories, et al. One of the lists that is often posted is the list of well-known people who "shuffled off this mortal coil" (i.e., they died) during the year just ended...
Trees need TLC after storm damage (01/04/13)
With snow and ice storms bringing heavy, wet, clinging snow and ice to shade trees, the danger of limbs and branches breaking or weakened is very real to homeowners. A hasty decision made after a damaged tree is discovered following a storm could result in losing a tree that could have been saved with the proper care...