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MHS Speech and Debate win big at Bettendorf

MHS Speech and Debate had a strong showing at the Bettendorf Bulldog Invitational. On Friday night, students competed in Congressional Debate. The pool of students was divided into two houses. In house 1, Daniel Salazar took 6th place, Jeremiah Daniels took 3rd, place and Ezekial Ellis took 2nd place. In house 2, Caylie Mchonaha took 6th place, Dalton Belekopitus took 3rd place, and Derek Sloat took 2nd place. On Saturday, students competed in a variety of speech events. In Program Oral Interp, Seery Awbrey took 2nd and Jeremiah Daniels took 1st. In Dramatic Interp, Macey Webber took 5th and...

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Gratitude as a way of life

It’s November and my Facebook feed has been full of people posting one thing they are grateful for each day during this month of gratitude. What a wonderful spiritual practice! A friend of mine made this month-long practice into a life-long practice.  She would name one thing for which she was thankful each day before going to sleep. She practiced this even on the days where everything seemed to go wrong and on the days when everything went her way. She practiced this even in the hard times and during the good times. Gratitude was a way of life...

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The Elves Workshop returns to Muscatine

The Elves Workshop, an annual event sponsored by the Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department, will return to the Muscatine Mall Center Court just in time for that final push before Christmas. This year’s workshop will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, December 16, 2017. Santa and his elves are taking a break from building toys for all the good little girls and boys, and now it is your turn to assist the jolly ol’ elf himself and all his helpers. Children will have the opportunity to work in Santa’s workshop decorating crafts to take home as well as...

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Nepple Law ranked among best law firms

For the 26th consecutive year, James A. Nepple has been named to the 2017 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.   Best Lawyers has published their list for over three decades, earning the respect of the profession, the media, and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals. Its first international list was published in 2006 and since then has grown to provide lists in over 65 countries.   “For more than a third of a century,” says CEO Steven Naifeh, “Best Lawyers has...

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Take control of holiday stress, time, and money

As the holiday season quickly approaches, holiday stressors tend to sneak up as well. These additional commitments for time and money can zap the happy from the holidays, says Barbara Dunn Swanson, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.   “With already hectic schedules, many of us add holiday shopping, baking, wrapping, and decorating to our list of things to do,” said Swanson, who specializes in family life issues.   “We may have office, family, or neighborhood parties to go to; house guests to get ready for; or travel plans to make. There may be...

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