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Unity with Diversity

Contributed by Vicar Kyle Seibert of Zion Lutheran Church This past weekend, on September 17, a time of common prayer was held at Zion Lutheran Church to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. While the event was “officially” sponsored by Zion Lutheran and Saints Mary and Mathias Catholic Parish, the time of prayer drew many more Christians than just from those communities. Christians in Muscatine gathered to pray together in thanksgiving for all that we share, in repentance for the hurt that we have caused one another over the years, and to commit to working together in the...

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Enhancing Connections: A cancer education program for parents

Gilda’s Club is excited to unveil a new opportunity for cancer patients with children called Enhancing Connections. This five-session program will be held bi-weekly from 6:00 – 7:30 pm, beginning on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 and concluding on November 8, 2017 at Gilda’s Club (1234 East River Drive, Davenport). Enhancing Connections is a cancer education program available to parents who have a five to 17-year-old and who are diagnosed with early stage cancer (Stage 0-III) and within 12 months of diagnosis. The program was created in response to parents expressing the challenges they experienced in responding to their child...

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Muscatine County Democrats hold Listening Post around Muscatine County

The Muscatine County Democrats want to hear what you think about legislative changes and the political climate at the state and federal level. Please join us at one of the four listening posts across Muscatine County. Be ready to listen to your fellow Muscatine County residents and share your stories, opinions, ideas, and vision for a stronger democracy. Don Paulson, Chairperson of the Muscatine County Democratic Central Committee, said, “This is an opportunity to hear about the hopes and concerns of the people in our community and build a stronger vision of how our community wants the Democratic Party...

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Monarch mania hits Langwood Education Center

Join Louisa County Conservation on Sunday, September 17 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. at Langwood Education Center to help with monarch butterfly research. We will spend the afternoon searching for, catching, and tagging monarch butterflies. Monarch butterflies cannot survive our cold Iowa winters; instead they travel up to 3000 miles south to forests high in the mountains of Mexico. Monarchs will stop to nectar along the way, which is to our advantage. We will be assisting with monarch research by catching the butterflies, placing a small tag on their wing, recording their information, and releasing them to continue on...

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Archaeology Program SeriesL LiDAR

Join Louisa County Conservation and the Office of the State Archaeologist on Thursday, September 14 from 6:00 – 7:00 pm to learn about how Light Detecting and Ranging (LiDAR) is used to identify and collect data on archaeological sites in Iowa. Presented free of charge, this program will take place at the Columbus Junction Civic Center (ICN Room). Brennan Dolan is a Cultural Resources Manager and Archaeologist with the Iowa Department of Transportation. He will be discussing the use of LiDAR as applied to burial mounds, a historic creamery, and some other experimental work being done in the state...

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