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Stories from Monday, April 14, 2003

Sioux Central students reach out to troops in Middle East (04/14/03)
Sioux Central students reached out in a big way this week as students, staff and faculty donated more than 12 boxes brimming with items to ship to soldiers in the Middle East. Those items were dropped off for Operation Hometown Support, a local effort to reach out to soldiers from this area currently stationed overseas...
A 'Mind Trap' (04/14/03)
The area's newest author wants to take you on a tour of the mind in the tale of a normal woman driven to murder. And while this is the first novel for Barbara Ann Derksen, her name should be familiar. She's been writing stories and columns for area newspapers for the past six years, including the past column "Help Me Rhonda" in the Pilot-Tribune...
Local residents lighten up through new state program (04/14/03)
Iowans in Storm Lake, Sioux Rapids and across the state have lost an amount of weight nearly equivalent to that of 12 cars through a new program designed to help promote healthy activity and better eating habits. Ten Buena Vista County groups have joined hundreds of individuals and teams from all 99 counties in Iowa who are actively participating in Lighten Up Iowa, a five-month endeavor sponsored by Iowa State University Extension, the Iowa Games and the Iowa Department of Public Health. ...
BV 4-Hers boost Iowa products in Pride contest (04/14/03)
On Sunday, April 6th, sixteen local 4-H'ers participated in the "Pride of Iowa" event held at the Methodist Manor in Storm Lake. According to Melissa Fahr, Buena Vista County Youth Coordinator, "Pride of Iowa is a fun way 4-H'ers may choose to showcase their cooking abilities using products that are produced in Iowa." Iowa products used in this contest included beef, pork, eggs, dairy, oatmeal, soybeans, corn, chicken, and strawberries. ...
SL schools to share arts with St. Mary's (04/14/03)
A sharing agreement has been reached by the Storm Lake Community School District and St. Mary's Catholic Schools to allow St. Mary's students to participate in instrumental and vocal music and art classes at Storm Lake High School. The agreement comes after a restructuring of programs at St. Mary's Schools to deal with a reduction in the $700,000 assessment it receives from St. Mary's Church...
Engagements (04/14/03)
BARRY AND NIELSEN Wesley Nielsen of Cedar, Rapids son of Dennis and Betty Nielsen of Fonda, and Molly Barry of Cedar Rapids, daughter of Jim and Sally Barry of Cedar Rapids, announce their engagement. Wesley is employed as a adjustor for Progressive Insurance and Molly is a salon stylist. A May 17 wedding is planned in Cedar Rapids for the couple...
Funeral arragements (04/14/03)
Evelyn Eide Evelyn A. Eide, 84, Cherokee, died April 9, 2003 in the Sioux Valley Memorial Hospital, Cherokee, following an extended illness. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Greenwood Funeral Home, Cherokee. Pastor James Steen will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Cherokee,...
King votes to protect firearm rights, slams 'frivolous' suits (04/14/03)
Iowa Congressman Steve King yesterday spoke out on H.R. 1036, the "Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act." The legislation will shield gun manufacturers and dealers from civil suits by crime victims. In a speech given on the House floor, King said, "Although losses in court continue to mount for lawyers who bring these baseless suits, the firearms industry is still saddled with the cost of defending them in court. ...
Realizing A Dream (04/14/03)
When Carlos Martinez signed a professional contract with the Philadelphia Eagles last week, he called it the best day of his life. The next three months could have the biggest impact on his life. The former Buena Vista All-American kicker is on his way to realizing his dream - kicking in the NFL...
The Circus Is Coming! (04/14/03)
"Pack up the babies and grab the old ladies, let everyone know..." The Carson & Barnes Circus is returning to Storm Lake with "The Biggest Big Top on Earth." There will be two performances on Wednesday, May 21, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. The show includes elephants, a traveling circus, and performers from arund the world. ...
Letters to the Pilot (04/14/03)
TO THE EDITOR: In response to the headline "Minorities lag behind in pay" in the April 8, 2002, Pilot-Tribune: They may, but only they can change it. Instead of complaining, better yourself. Just like everyone else is expected to and work hard at doing. My taxes, along with everyone else's, are there to help them...
Letter from the Editor (04/14/03)
Is it possible? Baseball season, already? The little kids pitching clinic is Saturday at old Memorial Field (following which, I'll teach my boy to throw the spitter), high schoolers are just waiting for the last of the snow to melt out of center field, BV's faxing back scores from the ballfields of sunny Florida, Storm Laker Eric Wordekemper is throwing the heat against Notre Dame this week, and the high-priced sissies of the major leagues are already rounded into mid-season whining shape...