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This weeks Dollar Stretcher Tips

Want to live better on the money you already make? Visit to find hundreds of articles to help you stretch your day and your dollar! Copyright 2010 Dollar Stretcher, Inc.Kids ChoresI put together a booklet, using a small photo album and 4x6 index cards. Each card went in a plastic sleeve of the ...

Grassley Q & A:

BySenatorCharlesGrassleyQ. When did the 'Stars and Stripes' become the official U.S. flag, and what does its design represent?A. On June 14, 1777, the U.S. Congress approved the design of The Flag of the United States of America, which is the official name of the flag commonly called the 'Stars ...

LETTERS

Dear Editor,This is to let you know that the Traer Red Cross Blood Drive will be held on Wednesday, July 7 from 12:30 until 6 p.m. at the Traer Memorial Building. Everyone 17 and older is eligible to donate. Blood supplies are very low and the need is crucial. The Red Cross not only supplies ...

St. Theresa Ct. honors members

St. Theresa Ct. 632 of the N.C.S.F. held their Honoree dinner June 15 at the State Bank of Toledo meeting room. Gloria's catered the 6:30 p.m. dinner.Unable to attend, receiving 25 years pins were Jennifer DeVries, Abby Dostal, Courtney Hanus and Michelle Hanus.Those receiving 50 year pins were ...

“Bucket of Junk” contest is back!

The Tama County Fair Association is pleased to announce the Bucket of Junk contest is back for the 2010 County Fair. Anyone is eligible to enter this contest. A five-gallon bucket of unique pieces, otherwise known as "junk", will be provided. All the buckets will include the same number of ...

Traer American Legion

On June 15, the Amercian Legion Auxiliary Post #142 opened their meeting at 7 p.m. with Karen Podhajsky presiding. It was held at the Traer Library. There was 18 members present. They gave the pledge to the flag and recited the Preamble to the Constitution. Jean Beenken offered a prayer.The ...

Reinbeck 4th of July car show

A "Show and Shine" car show will be held on the 4th of July at Elmwood Park in Reinbeck.If you would like to participate, bring your ride, shine it up and show it off.Cars will be on display from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Participants may come and go as you please.No entry fee, no judging. Just come ...

Cookout contest

An outdoor cooking contest designed to promote Iowa meat is being planned by the Tama County Farm Bureau. Contest chairman Susan Beichley says you don't have to be an expert chef to participate; you just need to enjoy cooking outdoors with quality Iowa meat.This is the 47th year for the Iowa ...

Gladbrook-Reinbeck School Board

By Marcy KnaackCorrespondentThursday evening the Gladbrook-Reinbeck School Board approved the purchase of technology switches to enhance the technology wireless project at the middle school and high school the board approved at their April meeting. Board member Doug Rowe said the switches would ...

Girls Super Shooters

Girls entering grades 4-8 are invited to participate in the Super Shooters Basketball Camp at Union High School on August 2, 3, and 4. The camp will be conducted by the Union coaching staff as well as former and/or current Union players. The majority of the camp will focus on shooting ...