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The family of Darrell “Skip” Bailey presented a donation to the Centerville High School Band Boosters last week. The money will go towards funding new instruments for band students. Bailey died Oct. 5 after a brief illness, was a long-time businessman and was proud of the way his grandchildr…

The 2018 annual art faculty exhibition in the Indian Hills Art Gallery on the Ottumwa campus of Indian Hills Community College will feature the art work of Lisa Fritz, Peter Roers and Mark McWhorter.

“Tapestry: The Carole King Songbook” was performed Saturday, Nov. 3 by Suzanne O’ Davis and her vocalists/instrumentalists Peter Mueller, and Cody Alan at the packed sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church. The two Canadians, and Wisconsinite were on the third night of a 15 night tour.

I'm going to toss out four books for consideration or consumption, like tossing out bones for the canine to choose from―one, two, maybe three, or all of them?

The Centerville Young Professionals group will be hosting their Turkey Trot 5K run/walk Saturday, Nov. 17 at Lelah Bradley Park in Centerville.

Congratulations to Colton Campbell. He is Student of the Week for the week of Nov. 12. Colton is a third grade student at Moulton-Udell Elementary. He is the son of Kim VanDyne and Jacob Campbell. Mrs. Inman nominated Colton for this award. Colton shows lots of self-control throughout the da…

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The MFA Oil Foundation has awarded a grant to Exline Community Betterment to assist with replacement of flooring. The MFA Oil Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations that are working to improve communities where MFA Oil has a significant concentration of members and employees.…

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The Beta Sigma Phi sorority gave away several scholarships this year. Sydney Dommer, Seleena Richardson and Hannah Richardson were all presented their scholarships from their grandmother, who are members of Beta Sigma Phi.

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The B.V. Sodbusters met on Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. at the Extension Office. The meeting was called to order by Aubreyonna McGill and roll call was answered by 21 members with five visitors present. American Pledge was led by McKinley McClure and minutes from the last meeting were given by Emily Lewis.

The Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) open enrollment period begins today and ends Dec. 15, 2018, for Iowans purchasing or changing their ACA individual health coverage to become effective Jan. 1, 2019.

Cargill in Eddyville, Iowa recently donated $2,000 to the Albia, Centerville, Knoxville, and Pleasantville FFA chapters to help support their Feed the Farmer Day on Oct. 20. This initiative provided meals to farmers in four area communities during the harvest, since many farmers don’t take t…

It’s not too early to start thinking about Christmas giving. Operation Santa has kicked off another year. The Operation Santa Committee has begun planning for this year’s distribution.

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The four-year-old preschoolers at Kids World are participating in a Food Truck Project. A project is an investigation of a topic worth learning more about.  The children's interest in food trucks was sparked when they began playing the game, "Frankie's Food Truck Fiasco."

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Nov. 3, 1989, 2 a.m., all alone, and blind drunk, I fell through the glass top of my coffee table, cut myself to smithereens, and almost bled to death. Like an Iowa tornado ripping through a slum, laying the ground work for reconstruction, my whole life changed for the better. They say you h…

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Pictured are some of the donuts that were for sale at Main Street Donuts new Centerville store Saturday morning, Nov. 3. Main Street Donuts had a soft opening of their Centerville store Friday, Nov. 2 followed by a Grand Opening Saturday, Nov. 3. Located at 126 N. 12th St. on the southwest c…

Members of the Centerville Police Department handed out Smarties to Centerville High School students for wearing seat belts on Thursday, Oct. 25 while pulling into the school’s parking lot. The

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Suzanne Davis will bring the music of Carole King to Centerville on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, as the second show of the current series of concerts sponsored by the Centerville Concert Association.

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Do you remember McKinley School? In the fall of 1968, the McKinley School on South 16th Street was sold to a private individual. The school had been closed a few years before that.

The co-op dinner was held on Oct. 18 with a good attendance. Our next birthday co-op will be Nov. 15 at 5 p.m. Bring a covered dish to share, your table service and any serving pieces needed. We welcome new members to our club. Ask about joining our club. Dues for 2019 are now payable. Membe…

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Sheree Lange has been Centerville’s leader of cheerleading and tumbling for the last six years. It didn’t always look that way for the class of 2006 Centerville grad.

The Centerville-Rathbun Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is looking for volunteers to help put up Christmas decorations on the Centerville Square.

Tenco recently received a grant of $4,200 from the US Bank Foundation to assist with the Community Employment Program that Tenco currently operates for people with disabilities. Presently Tenco has 37 people employed in private sector employment.

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According to the caption in this 50 year old Daily Iowegian photo, these trick-or-treaters were Stan Oglesby, Greg Spurgeon, Sam Anderson, Audie Calvert, Greg Milani, and Mike Donahue. Happy Halloween from the Appanoose County Historical Society!

The Indian Hills Community College choral music department will be presenting its fall concert, “The Beast Concert Ever,” on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 3 p.m. in St. John Auditorium on the IHCC Ottumwa campus.

The Leadership NOW Annual Regional Conference will be held on Thursday, Nov. 1 from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bridge View Center in Ottumwa. This conference is open to anyone who has an interest in leadership, particularly those who are interested in leadership opportunities in southern Iowa.

The Centerville High School Marching Band recently competed in the 15th Annual Fort Madison High School Marching Band Classic on Sept. 15, 2018.  Ten bands throughout southeastern Iowa participated in the event.

Have you ever heard of both a mother and daughter having breast cancer at the same time in the same breast? It happened to Linda Pohren and Tammy Mumme of Mt. Pleasant. Linda's husband, Jim, who is Tammy's father, also died of lung cancer and complications of Alzheimer's Disease. Tammy's son…

Hunter Martin, former student at Moravia and recent graduate of Texas A&M – Commerce, has had a busy year. He was elected National Student Director for 2018-2019 CNFR (College National Finals Rodeo) held in June at Casper, Wyoming.

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The Appanoose County Historical Society’s Haunted History tour will be returning this Saturday, Oct. 20 to the Oakland Cemetery in Centerville.

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The 2018 Centerville High School Distinguished Alumni, Bill Buss, was honored Friday, Oct. 5 at a special breakfast along with longtime Centerville School Foundation volunteer Rosemary Porter.

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