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Stories from Monday, December 5, 2005

Shoveling health tips offered for winter safety (12/05/05)
As winter bears down on the Midwest, millions of Americans will soon be shoveling driveways and sidewalks. While shoveling may be dreaded because it requires time and exertion in cold temperatures, it can also cause musculoskeletal injuries. Following are some shoveling health tips from Rachel Franklin, DC, an assistant professor at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, Minn...
Faith, Hope & Charity founding mothers join 20th celebration (12/05/05)
It has been 20 years that Faith, Hope & Charity has been providing loving care and compassion for special needs children at their current location. The anniversary will be marked on Wednesday. The dedication of the present Faith, Hope & Charity took place in September of 1985 which included prayers by local ministers, songs by school children and an inspirational talk by actor-turned-Congressman Fred Grandy...
CMs down to two (12/05/05)
With a projected early spring bid opening date approaching, the Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors Tuesday narrowed down to a field of two the number of possible construction managers the county is considering for the $4.8-million jail project...
First annual Tour of Homes in Newell area to help 4-H club (12/05/05)
What better way to spend a cold, Saturday afternoon than to visit five heartwarming homes and finish it off with a dessert. The first annual Tour of Homes in the Newell area 1-4 p.m. Saturday will have that, and more. The tour will benefit the Newell Achievers 4-H Club...
Vilsack: 'Lean' factories are the future for Iowa (12/05/05)
MASON CITY - Gov. Tom Vilsack met Thursday with workers at a local door frame plant, telling them legislative initiatives to make manufacturing more efficient are essential to keeping Iowa competitive. "Economic growth in Iowa depends on strategic support of lean manufacturing," Vilsack told workers at Curries...
A Grant Wood painting sells for millions (12/05/05)
A Grant Wood painting that sold for $6.96 million at a Sotheby's auction may be a record for the artist who was immortalized with "American Gothic." "I'm not aware of anything that's gone this high," said Terry Pitts, executive director of the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art...
How harmful can the 'Housewives' be? (12/05/05)
Everyone has a little dirty laundry. Or so the tagline for TV's favorite Sunday night sexy melodrama says. But there's not much Tide getting toted to the laundry rooms in the Buena Vista University dorms that night, as students, along with nearly 26 million other people, put their schedules on spin cycle to spend the evening with the "Desperate Housewives" phenomenon...
Funeral Arrangements (12/05/05)
Harold Binder August 18, 1922 November 23, 2005 Harold Binder, age 83, died on Wednesday, Nov. 23 at his residence in rural Storm Lake. A memorial service is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 22 at Sliefert Funeral Home in Storm Lake. A private family committal service will be held. There will be no visitation...
Anniversary (12/05/05)
Russell and Fraces Smith of Lakeside will be celebrating their 63rd Anniversary on December 5. Happy Anniversary Mother and Daddy, we love you. Rosemary, Karen, Alice, Marian, Jim, Susan, Kevin, Lori and families.
Birthday (12/05/05)
Madison Gaffney turns 8 on December 4. She will be celebrating with a rollerskating party! Parents Dan and Laurie Gaffney of Storm Lake.
Engagements (12/05/05)
Pat and Jody Kelly of Storm Lake announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter Megan Ann to Jarrod Tyler Walker, son of Mary Hamilton of Flatwoods Kent. and Don Walker of Raceland Kent. Megan is a 2001 graduate of St. Mary's and is currently in her 5th year serving the U.S. Navy, stationed in Oak Harbor Wash...
Holidays: what's in a name? (12/05/05)
A movement is underway to urge people to replace the word "Christmas" with the word "holidays." They are being urged to speak about their holiday preparations beginning with Halloween and Thanksgiving and ending on December 25th with the gift-giving. In our now pluralistic nation, never say "Christmas" - it has the word "Christ" in it...
Iowa State does not learn quickly (12/05/05)
When I was an undergrad at Iowa State, the thing for any sane human being to do during VEISHEA was to get the heck out of dodge. It was almost like a hurricane warning - board up the windows, bring anything that could be flammable inside, lock the doors, load up your best girlfriend in the old Camaro and try to beat the bumper-to-bumper traffic as you matriculate pedal-to-the-metal back home until it all blows over...