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Today is Flag Day. May Old Glory forever fly high!

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Scott Sieleman is celebrating his June 6 birthday with a combination birthday/retirement party today, Friday, June 14, in the Otter Creek community room starting at 5 p.m.

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Happy birthday today to John Vogler.

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Bill Bronn is 94 today, June 14, and he’s having a party with the Hootenanny followers at the Oelwein Coliseum Ballroom from 6 to 9 p.m. Join the crowd and help Bill celebrate.

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Fayette County American Cancer Society Relay for Life is set for Saturday, June 15, at Husky Stadium. Opening ceremony will be at 2 p.m. with the luminaria lighting and closing around 9:30 p.m.

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Happy Father’s Day Sunday to fathers everywhere.

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Happy June 16 birthday wishes to longtime friend and former co-worker Julienne Sodini Harmon. Happy June 17 birthday to former resident, Coila Huffman, Des Moines, and June 18, Sue Mahoney. Happy birthday greetings June 20 to Pat Kelly, JoEllen Leo, and Jo Swanson, Palatine, Ill. Everyone should know that on June 23, Jerry Clayburn (owner of that well-known service dog Cub) will turn 94.

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The morning group at the Senior Dining Center serenaded Barb Arndt with the birthday song for her June 11th birthday Wednesday. Barb volunteers at the desk there every Wednesday.

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Helped sister Anne celebrate her 88th birthday at Pizza Ranch last Thursday where that nice Brandi Hershey treated her with dessert pizza.

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It’s always a great afternoon visiting with friends at Arlington Place. The fruit dessert last week was delicious!

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Thanks to Millie Jessen and Lora Saunders for keeping the rhubarb supply going! Teresa Miculinich and Norma Stewart are showing off their baking talents by providing assorted rhubarb treats for the coffee group at the Senior Dining Center. And Josie Walrath had special treats Wednesday morning.

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Senior Dining Center participants were delighted to see “regulars” Bob Henderson and Ron Sirpless back after an absence.

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The Senior Dining Center volunteers hosted a Father’s Day party Thursday with the usual goodies, games and favors. Thanks to all!

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Isn’t it typical of Iowa … the air conditioning on one day and the heat the next? Next Friday will be the first day of summer.

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Sympathy to the family of Ted Jelinek and all who have lost loved ones. Ted was a good friend. He and his late wife, Jean, were former Oelwein business owners.

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Keep the sick the shut-ins and the bereaved n your thoughts and prayers.

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Have a beautiful week!

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Personal to Jen C. and Teresa M., many thanks for your kindnesses.

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We were among those who were sorry to learn about HealthFirst closing. Hopefully something good is in the works.