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Stories from Tuesday, November 28, 2000

Adopt-A-Family list opens with 600 needy families (11/28/00)
Individuals, families, classes, churches, clubs, businesses and others are invited to adopt a needy Buena Vista County family to provide a special package for a holiday meal they otherwise might not be able to have. Many people also include small gifts, gift certificates or personal items for a touching holiday-season tradition...
Our America (11/28/00)
The holiday was even more special this year since both Andrew, 7, and Sarah, 4, became citizens of the United States earlier this week. The Chindlunds adopted Andrew and Sarah three years ago from an orphanage in Russia. Though not biological brother and sister, three years later they are as close as any pair of siblings could be...
Laurens Festival of Trees to open this weekend (11/28/00)
This year's theme is "Reflection of the Season," and more than 40 trees are registered. A free will donation will be available with the proceeds used to provide utilities, janitorial expenses and any future event. No trees or decorations from the trees will be for sale during the festival. Hosts and hostesses will be available to answer any questions...
Housing study in BV: a 'chicken or the egg' scenario (11/28/00)
So far Albert City, Alta, Truesdale, Linn Grove and Newell have completed surveys. Lakeside is in the process of identifying its goals, while the survey portion of Storm Lake's assessment continues. Results of the housing assessment will assist in applying for grants as well as community planning. Even at this early stage, the challenges showing up are clear...
CASTLE KIDS (11/28/00)
The St. Mary's students of Sr. Donna Determan and Terry Foell enjoyed a special tour, Christmas readings and a visit from Santa. See Today's Featuring page for a special look at the history of Santa's Castle, the new 2000 exhibits and the Santa's helpers who make it magical. ...
Then there were two (11/28/00)
Persoon, who operates the Storm Lake Taxi, told the Pilot-Tribune that he had made the decision this weekend to leave the race for the council seat vacated by Bob Ferguson in September. "I can no longer seek the election due to personal reasons and a conflict of interests," Persoon said...
INS sweep results in no deportations from IBP (11/28/00)
A new INS policy has INS officials working in conjunction with IBP to identify international workers with discrepancies in their work documents. Under the new policy, employees with discrepancies have interviews with INS officials and are given an opportunity to work out any discrepancies instead of being arrested on the spot for deportation...
SURROUNDED (11/28/00)
Ashley Peterson, Cassandra Marshall, Abby Strandberg, Rachel Arnts and Laura Holmes asked the officer many questions and learned what it's like to be a police officer. ...
No such thing as a dumb question when buying a computer (11/28/00)
Please bring clippings, ads or articles on computers you are interested in or have questions on. The registration deadline is Dec. 3 and the cost is $5 per person. ...
Odebolt-Arthur earns Carver grant to implement multiple intelligences (11/28/00)
While the concept of multiple intelligences is familiar to O-A staff, putting it into practice in everyday classroom teaching has been a long-time goal. After studying their instructional methods, a team of O-A elementary instructors found that daily instruction in their building narrowed itself into a word and math thinking areas for the majority of the school day and classes. ...
Sioux Central teaches life skills (11/28/00)
But when Supt. Meier asked high school teacher Eric Boge if he was interested in any of the space, even he didn't realize what an impact it would have on the students and the community. At the beginning of the school year, Boge and his five students took 500 feet of office space at the old building and turned it into their classroom. ...
Sexual assault suspect still at large in SL (11/28/00)
The Storm Lake Police Department is asking anyone with information on his whereabouts to contact the police department at 732-8010. He is believed to be driving a 1983 blue Chevy Celebrity with Iowa registration 553JFK. An area broadcast has been put out for other law enforcement agencies to be on the lookout...
MIGRATION STATION (11/28/00)
Storm Lake has seen the biggest seasonal arrival of Canada geese and several species of ducks in modern memory. One lake-watcher stopped counting at over 2,000 birds on the lake alone. Most of the birds were divided into two groups, one off Lakeshore Drive near the Flindt intersection, and one spread over an estimated 60 acres of the lake stretching out from the Shoreway road area near Methodist Manor. The flocks stopped traffic and attracted onlookers and photographers. / Dana Larsen ...
Exercise tips: going from flab to fab (11/28/00)
Regular exercise has been defined as 20 minutes or more of a vigorous exercise at least three times a week. Experts are finding that the best exercise for fat control is a wide variety of high-repetition resistance training, using weights or machines. By exercising muscles all over the body and increasing the muscle mass an increased amount of fat can be burned...
Plan for holiday cheer on Internet (11/28/00)
The state Division of Tourism has unveiled a new holiday link to its Web site - http://www.traveliowa.com. By clicking on the poinsettia box marked "Holiday Events," you can learn about a new gathering each week. "A lot of people think that tourism only takes place in the summertime," said Shawna Lode, a division of tourism spokeswoman...
A TONIC CHRISTMAS (11/28/00)
They will bring their trademark style, harmony and humor to favorites from "White Christmas" to "you're a Mean One Mr. Grinch." Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Chamber of Commerce office. ...
The Kingsmen to appear in concert at Faith Lutheran in Palmer (11/28/00)
Among the all-time greats of gospel music, The Kingsmen have performed before thousands in coliseums, stadiums, state and county fairs, churches, on television and have sold more than a million recordings. Since 1956, from the White House to the Grand Ole Opry stage, they have captured the hearts of generations of gospel and country music fans...
Wonderful World of Christmas Parade to be held in Cherokee (11/28/00)
There will be over 75 animated entries from throughout the area and a special visit from Santa Claus. Cherokee merchants will be open Thursday night for your shopping convenience. The event is sponsored by the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce, Cherokee Daily Times, The Chronicle and KCHE radio station...
Happy Holiday show comes to Storm Lake (11/28/00)
Mike Bishop and Sweet 'N Sassy (Mike's wife, Dale), are national touring entertainers. They have traveled throughout 34 states, over 80,000 miles and presented 243 shows in 1999. Venues included state, county and regional fairs and festivals, art councils, RV rallies, theme parks, cruise ships, casinos, dinner theaters and corporate events. They are accompanied by a five member band who utilizes keyboards, bass, guitar, saxophones, fiddle, pedal steel guitar, drums, harmonica and banjo...
Jazz band, IC actors join in Miracle on Lake (11/28/00)
"Light your Holiday Dreams" is the theme for this year's Christmas Parade at 6 p.m. A stroll through downtown Storm Lake will offer all the sights and sounds of Christmas, including live window scenes in business storefronts. ...
Miracle on Lake Avenue 'lights holiday dreams' (11/28/00)
The Christmas Parade, "Light Your Holiday Dreams" will begin at 6 p.m. and enjoy the businesses, clubs and organizations as they present their creative holiday floats. Take a stroll of downtown Storm Lake and enjoy all the sights and sounds of Christmas, including live window scenes in the store fronts of the businesses. ...
BV County Conservation Board announces cross country ski clinic dates, ski rental info (11/28/00)
The naturalist will be there during the clinic to teach different cross-country ski techniques. Ten people maximum per clinic and all participants must be pre-registered by calling 712-749-2563. There will be a $5.00 charge per participant per clinic...