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Published: Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 12:39 a.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 12:47 a.m. CDT
(Contributed photo by TERRY FREEMAN)
"Team Beast" of Creston placed first in the fifth-sixth grade division in the Southern Edge Fall 3-on-3 Tournament in Diagonal Saturday. Team members from left are Colby Burg, Brance Baker, Cael Kralik and Keagan Smith. They were coached by Brad Baker.

Volleyball banquet

The Creston High School volleyball team banquet will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday in the school commons.

Families are asked to bring a covered dish. Table settings and drinks are provided.

Time change

Southwestern’s Region XI-B championship volleyball match against Kirkwood will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday at Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge, rather than the previously announced 2 p.m. start.

Iowa Central faces DMACC at 1 p.m. in the XI-A championship match.

The NJCAA Region XI-A and XI-B winners will each advance to the NJACC Division II National Championship Nov. 21-23 at Toledo, Ohio.

SWCC event

The annual Southwestern Community College Athletic Fundraiser will be held Nov. 15 at Creston Elks Lodge, 403 W. Montgomery St.

The $25 ticket includes refreshments and Hors d’oeuvres from 6 to 7 p.m., buffet dinner beginning at 7 p.m. and the program with SWCC coaches at 7:45 p.m. Auction, raffle and door prizes follow.

For tickets call Bill Krejci at 641-782-1459 or Tracey Evans at 641-782-1437.

REAP meeting

AFTON — Area residents will have a chance to shape the future of Iowa’s conservation and outdoor recreation when the Resource Enhancement and Protection (REAP) assembly comes to the Three Mile Lake Lodge near Afton on Nov. 12.

REAP is a program that provides grants for and encourages enhancing and protecting Iowa’s natural and cultural resources. Meetings are being held across the state.

The assembly will begin with an open house from 6 to 6:30 p.m., followed by the meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Residents can voice ideas for changes and modifications to REAP and its programs.

Participants at each assembly will elect five members to the REAP Congress that will meet at the State Capitol on Jan. 4 to discuss conservation topics such as soil conservation, water quality and outdoor recreation.

Next year is the 25th anniversary of REAP, so meetings will reflect on REAP’s accomplishments and look to the future.

REAP received $16 million for fiscal year 2014 (July 1, 2013 to June 2014). In addition to projects that enhance and protect resources, funding also goes to enhance soil and water quality, historic preservation, roadside vegetation and several other programs that are beneficial to Iowa. REAP has funded projects in every county in Iowa.

Additional meeting details can be found at www.iowadnr.gov/Environment/REAP/REAPPublicParticipation.aspx.

TV plans

Iowa State’s 11 a.m. home game Saturday against TCU will be telecast on Fox Sports Net.

Iowa’s 11 a.m. game at Purdue Saturday will be telecast on Big Ten Network.

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