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Quick news: Daylight saving time ends this weekend

Published: Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 11:47 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 12:24 p.m. CDT

Reminder: Daylight saving time ends this weekend

Don’t forget to set the clocks back one hour for daylight saving time (DST) 2 a.m. Sunday. Most Americans will gain an hour of sleep with the “fall back,” and have an extra hour of sunlight to work with through the end of fall and winter.

DST was first suggested by Benjamin Franklin in 1784, but modern DST did not take hold until 1895. The United States set a law in 1918 to standardize the beginning and end of DST, but federal government does not require states or territories to make the change. Most of Arizona and Hawaii will not adjust its clocks this weekend.

St. Malachy spaghetti supper slated Saturday

A spaghetti supper at St. Malachy School is scheduled Saturday from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children 4 to 10. Tickets for seniors 70 and older are $5 and children 3 and younger are free. The Civics Club Carnival kicks off at 6 to 7:30 p.m. with games and prizes available. There is also a 50/50 raffle. Tickets are $1 and being sold by St. Malachy students.

Veterans Day breakfast at Creston Meal Site

The Creston Meal Site will host a free breakfast for veterans and their spouses Nov. 8 from 7 to 8:30 a.m. The event is sponsored by Creston Chamber of Commerce, Wal-Mart and Iowa WORKS Southern Hills in honor of Veterans Day Nov. 11.

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