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Jeff Hendred, member of local band City Breeze, brought the rhythm to the International Festival at Quincy Place Mall on Saturday. The 15th annual event brings together Ottumwa's cultures to celebrate not only their differences in food, language and clothing, but the traditions they share, said Ottumwa Human Rights Commission member Lisa Aslesen.

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The Iowegian wants readers to think about the solicitation ordinance that will prevent groups or individuals from entering a roadway to solicit money. The Centerville City Council in June by a 5-0 vote passed the first reading of just such an ordinance. Public pressure and during a subsequent special meeting, the council voted 3-2 to table the ordinance. A second special meeting to discuss the solicitation ordinance is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7 at City Hall. So, the question of the week is, "Do you or do you not support the ordinance to prevent solicitation of funds in city streets?"

A. I support the ordinance
B. I do not support the ordinance
C. Not sure
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