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Birmingham, Stockport

Aug 07, 2013

BIRMINGHAM

The Birmingham Lions Club will have a regular meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the Birmingham Lions Building.

The August committee is Hugh Shaw and Stanley Knipfer.

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The Over 50 and Fabulous Red Hat Ladies will meet for an 11:30 a.m. lunch Tuesday at Village Café in Stockport.

The hostesses are Letitia Weber and Donna Corry.

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The Presbyterian Ladies will meet for a potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 14 at the church.

Roll call response will be a Bible verse about “follow.” Donna R. Corry will have devotions and the program. Judy Williams is the hostess.

The Fall Gathering will be at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 5 in Bettendorf.

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The Methodist church board will meet at the church at 7 p.m. Aug. 14 at the church.

— Arlene Lyon, Ledger correspondent

 

STOCKPORT

The Stockport Public Library’s 2013 summer reading program, “DIG into Reading” came to an end July 31, with the grand finale, “Pirates! Digging for Books and Buried Treasures.”

Tammy Lemke read the book “Ghost Pirate” to the 12 children who attended.

The children were then transformed into pirates by tying black bandanas on their heads and wearing eye patches they had made as their craft.

The “pirates” were divided into groups and went around Stockport with adult helpers to the fire station, the train depot museum, the bank and the post office to find clues leading to a treasure chest. The groups met back at the library to put the clues together to find out where the treasure was.

The children figured out Librarian Beverly Runyon and parent Julie McBride had hidden the treasure chest in City Park. The children unlocked the treasure chest with the key and clasps and found their “loot.”

Runyon gave each of the children and adult helpers ice cream cones as a treat.

Runyon thanked all of the adults who helped out during the summer reading program and included a special thank-you to McBride for letting the group come to her garden and pick vegetables for their taste-testing week.

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The Stockport United Methodist Church will present “Brian Hanson in Concert” Tuesday at the church. Doors will open at 6 p.m., with the concert starting at 6:30 p.m. Hanson, a renowned comedian and pianist, is from Nashville, Tenn. His concerts are a blend of hand-picked traditional favorites from old-time hymns and gospel songs, the best of contemporary praise and worship music to his own original compositions.

Through beautiful piano music, audience participation and a sense of humor, Hanson communicates the love of Christ and has a good time doing it.

A social time is planned after the concert.

A “love offering” will be taken.

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The “face-lift” at the Stockport Public Library is almost complete. The library received a new front door, as well as three new windows, new siding on the front of the building, new soffit above the door and two new post wraps outside.

Inside, the cabinet and book cubbies in the front of the library got a new coat of paint, and the tops were sanded and finished.

New window treatments in the form of shades or curtains will be added later, as well as a new light for outside.

People visiting the library now can use the new front door.

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The school supply giveaway for Stockport children is in full swing. “We have helped 25 children that came in today alone,” said Librarian Beverly Runyon on Monday, the first day of the giveaway.

The school supplies will be available until school starts Aug. 20 in the Van Buren school district.

Anyone wishing to donate to the cause can stop by the library and get

a list of necessary school supplies. The library is open 3-6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and 9 a.m. to noon Thursdays.

Last year, 87 Stockport children received school supplies.

— Beverly Runyon,Ledger correspondent

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