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Posted 11/18/99

The Mid-Prairie Board of Education meets in …

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Mid-Prairie Board meets Monday, November 22

The Mid-Prairie Board of Education meets in regular session Monday, November 22 at 7 …

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The Mid-Prairie Board of Education meets in …

By News Dept.

Mid-Prairie Board meets Monday, November 22

The Mid-Prairie Board of Education meets in regular session Monday, November 22 at 7 p.m. in the high school library. Agenda items include swearing in a new board member, a report about possible newspaper articles, a staff diversity report and the need for and procedures involved in a Physical Plant and Equipment (PPEL) Levy.

Story-teller at M-P MS November 23

Steve Thunder-McGuire, a University of Iowa assistant professor of art education and a renown story-teller, will tell stories to 7th grade students at Mid-Prairie Middle School November 23. His appearance is part of the students’ English River Watershed Project, and he will work with two groups at 8:52 and 9:37 a.m.

Naomi Chapter plans community mitten tree

The Naomi Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, will sponsor a community mitten tree in the lobby of Hills Bank Kalona during the week of Thanksgiving. The mittens, scarves and stocking caps on the tree are given to area needy children.

Mercy Foundation seeks stuffed toys for display

Mercy Hospital Foundation seeks stuffed toys to be displayed on the Animal Tree at the 1999 Festival of Trees November 20-23 at the Radisson Inn, Highlander Plaza, Iowa City. Toys may be left at the information desk at Mercy Iowa City or at the Mercy Health Stop in the Coral Ridge Mall. All toys are given to children in Mercy Hospital during the holidays, to Project Holiday and to area toy drives. Call the Foundation at 319-339-3657 for more information.

Conger House plans annual celebration

The annual Christmas Celebration at the Conger House Museum, 903 E. Washington St., Washington, is set for December 4-5 and 11-12 from 1-5 p.m. all four days. Theme this year is the Legends and Traditions of Christmas. Admission is $2 for adults and $l for children 12 or younger. Members of the Washington County Historical Society will serve refreshments and Christmas carols will be played on the 1800s pump organ.

Fund-raiser planned at West Branch

The West Branch Heritage museum has undertaken a major fund-raiser to begin roof repairs on the museum, specifically by holding an antique appraisals day in the West Branch Town Hall November 20 from 9 a.m.-noon. During that time nine area antique dealers will offer appraisals in a number of categories. Cost is $3 for a single item or five items for $10. Refreshments will be available for sale.

Better Business Bureau offers tips for giving

The Better Business Bureau advises donors to plan their giving for charitable causes this season, noting that more than 80 percent of funds raised by charities nationwide comes from individuals. A free copy of Give But Give Wisely is available from the Bureau by calling 1-800-BBB-1600 or by mail from Better Business Bureau, 505 5th Ave., Suite 950, Des Moines, Iowa 50309 or by email at

Festival of Trees planned by Mercy Foundation

The 8th annual Festival of Trees, sponsored by Mercy Hospital Foundation, is set for November at the Radisson Inn, Interstate 80 and Highway 1, Iowa City. As part of the program, special events are set for November 19 and November 20. A luncheon, style show and mini-auction are 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., a Silver Bells Tea, from 3-5 p.m. that features Legends of the Holidays, and Family Night at 6:30 p.m., November 19. A gala and live auction is November 20, starting at 6:30 p.m.


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