Model airplane show

This past weekend, Sept. 7-8, some of the best multi-engine radio-controlled airplanes from Iowa and surrounding states took to the skies north of Cambridge.

Held at the Central Iowa Aeromodelers field, multi-engine, warbirds and Classic Era models could be seen flying through the air. Most of the aircraft were scale models, some weighing as much as 50 pounds and valued at several thousand dollars. Types range from WW II heavy metal to civilian, transport and just fun. Some of the bomber types make simulated bomb drops.

On Sept. 7 at noon, a special radio-controlled helicopter demonstration was given by Sam Sutter, a noted flyer sponsored by Curtis Youngblood Hobbies and RRE Models.

Mark Taylor, contest director, said there were more than 35 pilots, hundreds of spectators and no wrecked planes. The pilots came from Council Bluffs, Dubuque, Cedar Rapids, Minnesota and Omaha. The youngest pilot was 7 years old. The event was put on by the Central Iowa Aeromodelers, a chartered club of the Academy of Model Aeronautics.

His Work, Our Hands volunteers repair, paint and clean in Cambridge, Huxley and Slater

More than 35 teens and adults participated in the "His Work, Our Hands" project on Sept. 7. The volunteers cleaned yards, painted and worked on minor repairs in Cambridge, Huxley and Slater. The stain was donated by the Ideal Rebekah Lodge #493, which is led by Ed Parmenter of Des Moines and includes Cambridge residents Joyce Williams and Erma Wilson.

American Legion Auxiliary Meeting Minutes

The regular meeting of the Mathis-Wire #233 American Legion Auxiliary met Sept. 3 at 12:30 p.m. at the Legion House of Knowledge with a luncheon hosted by Lorraine Campbell, Mary Campbell and Cathy Kovacevich as co-hostess.

Opening prayer was given by Chaplain Bonnie Severson. Vice President Helen Heslop opened the meeting in form. She thanked the hostesses for a delicious lunch and welcomed the Story County American Legion President Pam Messer as a guest. She also is a member of the unit.

Roll call was answered by 11 members, who reported 66 hours of volunteer service. Minutes of the August meeting were read and approved. Treasurer’s report was read and filed for audit.

Pam Messer’s project for the year is Paws & Effect, which trains service dogs for veterans dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder. Get updated Blue Books online order for $5. She passed around flyers, booklets and information. The Story County American Auxiliary fall meeting will be held at Maxwell at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 19.

Poppy chairman Bonnie Severson presented a report. Membership Chairman Cathy Kovacevich has sent a letter to members about membership dues. The president included a list of all the service accomplishments our unit in 2012 and 2013. It’s quite a long list. She will do some updates on certificates for members. Telephone numbers were updated.

On Oct. 1, the guest speaker will be Curtis Clark, talking about Extreme Adventures to the North and South poles. Spouses are welcome. Chaplain gave the closing prayer and the vice president close the meeting in form.

Meeting minutes submitted by Secretary Treasurer Maxine Thomason

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