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Thursday, October 18, 2001

Quilt Shoppe sponsoring doll quilt contest

The Quilt Shoppe in Alta is once again sponsoring the annual Doll Quilt Contest, now in its 12th year in Alta.

Last year's contest resulted in 30 dolls and quilts being given to a local Christmas project for deserving children.

Any individual, business or group who would like to participate is invited to purchase a doll of their own choice. They may bring it to the Quilt Shoppe or call 284-2724 to have it picked up.

Anyone who likes to sew can also pick out a doll and make a quilt for it.

The dolls and quilts will be on display for about a month beginning on Nov. 10, the same days as Alta's Holiday Open House event. People are encouraged to stop in, view them and then vote for their favorite quilt.

People may call 284-2724 for more information about the project.

Siouxland Blood Bank to visit Alta this afternoon

The Siouxland Blood Bank will be at the Alta Community Building on Thursday, Oct. 18 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Alta Siouxland Blood Bank Coordinator Marilyn Huseman said the group is expecting a big turnout for the event.

"Enron called us and said there were several of their employees who lived in our area who wished to volunteer and donate blood, so that is the reason we have extended our hours this year," Huseman said. "We normally have about 30 people show up for a typical session, but we are expecting around 40 or so this time."

People wishing to donate blood to the Siouxland Blood Bank must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and not have donated blood for the previous 56 days.

Maple Valley Motivators and Nokomsis 4-H Clubs elect new officers at meeting last week

The regular meeting of the Maple Valley Motivators and Nokomsis 4-H Clubs was held on Sat., Oct. 13 at the home of Deidre Hinkeldey at 9:30 a.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Geneva Heschke and roll call was answered by eight members. Three leaders were present and Jan Lietz from the Extension office was the guest.

Minutes of the previous meeting were read and the treasurers report was given.

Members were also invited to the Buena Vista 4-H Recognition night at Storm Lake by Leitz.

New club officers were voted in and are: Amanda Meyer, president; Kayla Suhr, vice-president; Lindsay Peterson, secretary; Hannah Fordyce, treasurer; Diedre Hinkeldey and Jenna Harms, reporters; Geneva Heschke, card chairperson; Megan and Kayla Suhr, recreation.

Time change for Alta Senior Citizens potluck

The Alta Senior Citizens will meet Monday, Oct. 22, at the Alta Community Building at noon for potluck. Notice change of time. All seniors are welcome!

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