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AREA COMMUNITY NEWS

Birmingham, Stockport

Aug 28, 2013

BIRMINGHAM

The Rebekah Circle of the Birmingham Methodist Church will meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 4 at the church.

The hostess is Terri Shaw.

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The annual Birmingham Homecoming tractor pull will be Sept. 8 on the south edge of Birmingham.

Food will be available.

For information, call Richard Ross at 319-498-4590, Wes Greenfield at 319-498-4411 or Roy Rains at 319-498-4504.

— Arlene Lyon, Ledger correspondent

 

STOCKPORT

Due to the Labor Day holiday, the bank, post office, city hall and library in Stockport will be closed Monday.

The bank, post office and city hall will re-open Tuesday, The library will re-open Wednesday, with hours from 3-6 p.m.

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The Stockport City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday due to the Labor Day holiday Monday. Anyone who would like to be placed on the agenda to speak to the mayor and council, should call city hall at 319-796-2135 24 hours in advance of the meeting.

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Stockport BBQ Days will be Sept. 6-8.

Kicking off BBQ Days is the loud sounds of the truck pull the night of Sept. 6 at the Saddle Club Grounds. Also starting that night is the marathon softball tournament at the Stockport ball diamond behind Heritage Estates.

Sept. 7 starts off with the Shining Stars and Prince and Princess competitions, along with the naming of the grand marshal during the Stockport BBQ Days parade. A car show is planned at City Park, and an antique tractor pull is scheduled at the Saddle Club Grounds.

A barbecued lunch will be served at the Stockport American Legion Hall. A children’s pedal-tractor pull will be held in the afternoon on Main Street.

Sept. 9 will feature a community church service at City Park, with the Rev. Jason Mott, pastor of Stockport Christian Church, and the Rev. Herb Shafer, pastor of Stockport United Methodist Church.

Those attending Stockport BBQ Days events are asked to bring their lawn chairs.

Food will be available at the Saddle Club Grounds in the Stockport Lion’s Snack Shack and at the Pepsi wagons set up around town during the weekend festivities.

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The Stockport Public Library distributed school supplies to 56 Stockport area children to help them get ready for school this fall.

“The figure is down from last year, but many families were taking last-minute mini vacations with their kids this year, so they probably didn’t know about it in time” said Beverly Runyon, Stockport Public Library director. “We will get the word out even earlier next year so that everyone in town with school-age children knows about it and can come in and get the school supplies. We do not supply every item on the children’s lists for the different grades in school, so the parents or caregivers still have to purchase a few items for their children.

“Thank you to all who donated to our cause of helping the children get ready for school this year. We appreciate it very much.”

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The youth ministries of All That The Lord Expects, known as B.A.T.T.L.E., will be held 5:30-7 p.m. every Wednesday beginning Sept. 11 at Stockport United Methodist Church.

All preschool through eighth grade children in the community are invited to attend.

Organizers are asking parents and caregivers to encourage their children to join in for the sharing of great stories, up-beat music and lots of fun activities to learn more about God’s love.

For more information or to assist with the youth ministries, call Shirley Munford at 319-796-4330.

­— Beverly Runyon, Ledger correspondent

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