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Christmas dinner volunteers sought

Volunteers interested in helping plan the annual Community Christmas Dinner are asked to attend a meeting Thursday.

The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church. A?variety of volunteers are needed to help cook, serve as greeters, waiters and waitresses, cleanup, entertainment and drivers.

The meal is traditionally held Christmas night and is open to all in the community.

Faith circles to meet for December

Faith United Methodist Women circles will meet as follows for the month of December:

Peace Circle will meet on Dec. 15 at the church at 5 p.m. for a cookie exchange. Donna and Amy McCollough are hosting.

Hope Circle will meet on Dec. 17 at Second Street Emporium at 11:30 a.m.

Love Circle will meet on Dec. 21 at Godfathers at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets on sale for ‘Junie B.’ play

Tickets for the Webster City Community Theatre holiday production of “Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells” go on sale Saturday at the WCCT box office.

The production will be presented Dec. 4, 5, 11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 6 and 13 at 2 p.m. at the performing arts center. Tickets are $10. The box office is open weeknights from 5 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon, plus one hour prior to performances. Call 832-4456 to make a reservation, or order tickets online at www.wcctonline.org.

The play, based on the Junie B. Jones series of children’s books by Barbara Park, is directed by Stephanie Hill.

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HUGS to meet

Wednesday

Humans Understanding Grief will meet Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the 2nd Street Emporium. For more information, call Paula, 832-3927.

Stratford plans

Progressive

Christmas event

STRATFORD?- The Second annual Progressive Community Christmas Program will be held Dec. 13, starting at 4:30 p.m. The program is under the direction of the Stratford area churches. Organizers encourage area residents to wear warm clothes, bring open eyes, and listening ears, and prepare for a new and exciting approach to Christmas.

Everyone is invited. Officials said more details will be released next week.

Turkey Trot

5K set for

Thanksgiving

The Webster City Recreation Department will have the annual Webster City Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot. This will be held on Thursday at 9 a.m., at the Fuller Hall Recreation Center. This is a 5K run or walk with individual and team competition. Participants may sign up just before the race. The entry fee is two canned goods, to be donated to the Webster City Food Pantry. Refreshments will be offered to the individual and team competitors. For further information call Fuller Hall at 832-9193.

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HUGS to meet

Wednesday

Humans Understanding Grief will meet Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the 2nd Street Emporium. For more information, call Paula, 832-3927.

Choralaies Carol Sing-Along set

CLARION – The Choralaires will host its Community Christmas Carol Sing-Along on Dec. 6 at 3 p.m.

The event will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Clarion. A free will offering will be gathered to benefit the Ministerial Association’s “Meals from the Heartland”?food packging event.

Thanksgiving meal

for seniors set for

Wednesday noon

The Webster City Recreation and Public Grounds Department invite all senior citizens to the Annual Senior Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner. The dinner takes place in the Fuller Hall Gym on Wednesday, Nov.25 at noon. Turkey, table service, and drinks will be provided. This year’s sponsor is Crestview Nursing & Rehabilitation in Webster City.

All guests are asked to bring a covered dish to share. Please call Fuller Hall at 832-9193 with your reservation and the dish you will bring. There is no fee for this potluck dinner.

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Opera House jam

set for Friday

BLAIRSBURG?- The Blairsburg Opera House jammers, dancers and listeners will meet Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. NOTE:?Change of date. The coffee pot will be on. Please bring a snack to share.

Grant applications

available from

Morrison Trust

The William Morrison Trust was established in 1950 under the Will of William Morrison with the sole purpose being to benefit the needy people of Webster City. The Trust is now accepting grant proposals for such projects. Proposals for projects will be accepted from individuals, churches, organizations, schools, or governmental bodies. Requests for general operational funds will not be considered.

Mr. Morrison was born in 1858 in Salem, New York. He moved to Hamilton County and farmed for many years before moving to Webster City after he was married in 1926.

Mr. Morrison’s bequest has been funding projects for the needy in Webster City for over 64 years. An advisory board of local citizens meets to select projects for the trust to support The trust is managed by it’s trustee, First State Bank of Webster City.

Grant applications can be picked up at First State Bank, Webster City or request an application by emailing willj@fsbwc.com. Questions should be directed to Will Johnston at the First State Bank Trust Department, 832-2520. The deadline for returning the applications is Dec. 4.

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Garden club to

meet Wednesday

at ACE?Building

Town and Country Garden Club will meet Wednesday at 1 p.m. at All Cultures Equal, a week earlier due to Thanksgiving.

The program is Holiday Crafts by Bobbi Jo Victor, Holly Mortenson and Amber Sylvester. If you have a hot glue gun, glue sticks and scissors, please bring them.

Amber Sylvester will present a Water Project Report.

‘The Quiet Man’

to be shown

In memory of the late Maureen O’Hara, the Academy Award winning movie “The Quiet Man” will be shown at the newly renovated Webster Theater in Webster City compliments of Southfield Wellness Community, owned and operated by ABCM Corporation. The free movie will be shown Wednesday at 2 p.m.?The movie lasts 2 hours and 10 minutes. The theater is handicapped accessible and there is a special area designed for wheel chair comfort. Snacks will be sold at the concession stand. The showing is open to all who would like attend.

This is the second film class hosted by Southfield Wellness Community. Last month, “To Kill a Mockingbird”?attracted over 100 viewers.

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SWC?to hold

silent auction

Stonecroft Women’s Connection invites all area women to a silent auction fundraiser Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Jane Young House, 629 Elm St., Webster City

The cost for the evening is $6 inclusive.

Deb Pedrick of Urbandale will be the speaker. Those attending are asked to bring gently used scarves, purses and jewelry items for the silent auction. The fundraiser will benefit Stonecroft.

Call Angie Pagel at 835-7061 or Connie Gilbert at 835-7995 or email Gilbert at jesuslovesconniegilbert@live.com. Reservations are requested by Friday.

Circles to meet

First Congregational, UCC, Women’s Fellowship Circles will meet for November as follows:

Providence Circle will meet Friday at 5:30 p.m. in the church. Brenda Johnston will be the program presenter.

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WCWC style show set for Monday

The Webster City Women’s Club will host its annual style show on Monday at 7 p.m. at the Jane Young House.

Osweiler’s will be providing the garments to be modeled by club members.

Music will be provided by Donna Foster and Adele Bowden and refreshments will be served by Mernice Reasland, Gale Johnson, JoAnn Pohlman and Debbie Jordahl.

The style show is open to the public. For information, call 832-5645 or 835-7995.

Dems to meet

Wednesday

The Hamilton County Democrats are meeting Wednesday at 5:30 at the Second Street Emporium, 615 Second St. Webster City.

Fair Association

annual meeting

is Thursday

The Hamilton County Fair Association will hold its annual meeting on Nov. 12 at the Ed Prince Building on the Hamilton County Fairgrounds.

The social time will begin at 6 p.m. and the meal will be served at 6:30 p.m.

Book clubs

select reads

for November

Kendall Young Library’s two book clubs have selected books for the November meetings.

The Evening Book club will meet Nov. 16 at 6 p.m. at the library. The group will discuss the book, “The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry” by Gabrielle Zevin.

The Noon Book Club will meet Nov. 24 from noon to 1 p.m. The group will read the book, “The Chaperone,”?by Laura Moriarty.

Copies of the books are available at the library’s checkout desk. Officials said new members are always welcome to attend.

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T-shirts, sweatshirts benefit field trip

BLAIRSBURG – The Northeast Hamilton fifth and sixth grade class are selling T-shirts and sweatshirts of the original mascots including Williams Scarlet Tanagers’ Kamrar Komets, and Blairsburg Bulldogs.

All proceeds will go towards the students’ Iowa history field trip in the spring. You can obtain order forms from the school office, school website or email John Sieser at jseiser@ne-hamilton.k12.ia.us Orders are due by Nov. 6.

T-shirts are $12; long sleeved T-shirts are $15, crew neck sweatshirt are$20 and hooded sweatshirts are $25.

PEO?JE to meet Thursday

PEO?Chapter JE?will meet Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Linda Kidney, 1404 Collins St.

Asbury UMW to meet Thursday

Asbury United Methodist Women will meet this Thursday at 1:30 p.m.The executive board will serve dessert and the program will be the World Thank Offering. Be sure you bring the amount you have added to this project throughout the year.

Women’s Club style show is Monday

The Webster City Women’s Club will host its annual style show on Monday at 7 p.m. at the Jane Young House.

Osweiler’s will be providing the garments to be modeled by club members.

Music will be provided by Donna Foster and Adele Bowden and refreshments will be served by Mernice Reasland, Gale Johnson, JoAnn Pohlman and Debbie Jordahl.

The style show is open to the public. For information, call 832-5645 or 835-7995.

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Mascot T-shirts,

sweatshirts to

benefit field trip

BLAIRSBURG – The Northeast Hamilton fifth and sixth grade class are selling T-shirts and sweatshirts of the original mascots including Williams Scarlet Tanagers’ Kamrar Komets, and Blairsburg Bulldogs.

All proceeds will go towards the students’ Iowa history field trip in the spring. You can obtain order forms from the school office, school website or email John Sieser at jseiser@ne-hamilton.k12.ia.us Orders are due by Nov. 6.

T-shirts are $12; long sleeved T-shirts are $15, crew neck sweatshirt are$20 and hooded sweatshirts are $25.

PEO?JE to meet

PEO?Chapter JE?will meet Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Linda Kidney, 1404 Collins St.

Asbury UMW to meet Thursday

Asbury United Methodist Women will meet this Thursday at 1:30 p.m.The executive board will serve dessert and the program will be the World Thank Offering. Be sure you bring the amount you have added to this project throughout the year.

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Mascot T-shirts,

sweatshirts to

benefit field trip

BLAIRSBURG – The Northeast Hamilton fifth and sixth grade class are selling T-shirts and sweatshirts of the original mascots including Williams Scarlet Tanagers’ Kamrar Komets, and Blairsburg Bulldogs.

All proceeds will go towards the students’ Iowa history field trip in the spring. You can obtain order forms from the school office, school website or email John Sieser at jseiser@ne-hamilton.k12.ia.us Orders are due by Nov. 6.

T-shirts are $12; long sleeved T-shirts are $15, crew neck sweatshirt are$20 and hooded sweatshirts are $25.

PEO?JE to meet

PEO?Chapter JE?will meet Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Linda Kidney, 1404 Collins St.

Asbury UMW

to meet Thursday

Asbury United Methodist Women will meet this Thursday at 1:30 p.m.The executive board will serve dessert and the program will be the World Thank Offering. Be sure you bring the amount you have added to this project throughout the year.

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Gospel Show

is Sunday

in Rowan

ROWAN – The annual Rowan Gospel Show will be held on Nov. 8 at 2:30 p.m. at the United Church in Rowan.

There will be a soup supper afterwards in the church basement. A free will offering will be taken with proceeds going to the Rowan Historical Society.

Scheduled entertainers are Bobby Awe, Dale Eichor, Fort Dodge; Annie Avery and Terri Avery, Rowan; Terry Juhl of Hansel, Galen Peters of Manson, Bob Johnson of Hardy and Gary Brandt of Clarion,

Vets assembly

planned at SH

JEWELL – A?Veteran’s Day Assembly is planned for Nov. 11 at South Hamilton High School.

A breakfast will be served at 7:45 a.m. with the program to begin at 9 a.m. A social will immediately follow the program.

To RSVP, call Shirley Nelson in the school office, 827-5418.

Texas-style Jam

to be held in Dows

DOWS – The next Texas-style jam will be held Nov. 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Dows Convention Center in Dows. Dancers and listeners are welcome. Bring a snack to share.

For more information, call 515-689-3986.