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Parks and Rec offers youth basketball shooting camp

All boys and girls in the first through sixth grades are invited to participate in the Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department’s Basketball Shooting Camp. Attendees will learn the proper stance, balance, grip, delivery, and follow-through as the Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department helps you improve your game.   The Basketball Shooting Camp will be held December 27, 28, and 29 at the West Middle School large gymnasium. First and second graders will meet from 9:00-9:55 a.m., third and fourth graders from 10:00-10:55 a.m., and fifth and sixth graders from 11:00-11:55 a.m. each day.   The registration fee for the...

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Being thankful for Iowa communities

By: Gerry Schnepf Keep Iowa Beautiful, Executive Director   My experience with over 14 years of orchestrating vintage automobile tours passing through or with stops in almost every town in Iowa makes me thankful for the wide variety of small towns and the special and unique appeal each offers. The small towns in Iowa, on the roads less traveled, tend to provide the experiences that adventure travelers are often seeking. Tourism demands a basic condition of these communities: a clean and attractive place that entices travelers to stop and linger through the town. Bonus characteristics are those with cultural...

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Madison School book drive to benefit fire victims

The Student Leadership Team made up of fifth-grade students at Madison Elementary conducted a book drive to collect books for a school in Moline, Franklin Elementary, that suffered fire damage and no longer has the use of books or a school library.   The book drive was a one-week event back in late October where each grade level was given a box and an invitation to help provide for other kids in need. Leadership team members spoke with each classroom at Madison to make them aware of the situation and encourage them to support the cause.  Team members left...

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Milestones Area Agency on Aging Advisory Council to meet

The Advisory Council of the Milestones Area Agency on Aging will meet on December 12, 2017, at the Senior Center, 209 S. Court, Fairfield, Iowa. The meeting agenda includes reports and appointment of next year’s officers. If you would like to carpool with staff to attend the meeting in person and/or make a lunch reservation, please contact your local Milestones office at...

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