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Quick news: Redrawing likely in Chamber giveaway

Published: Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 11:24 a.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 11:25 a.m. CDT

There are still unclaimed tickets in the 2013 Creston Chamber Holiday Giveaway drawing. Those unclaimed tickets are: $500 - 959886 (white), $100 - 060745 (white) and 401126 (red).

Winning ticketholders have until 4:30 p.m. Friday to claim their prizes at the Chamber office. A redrawing is slated 4:31 p.m. Friday for those prizes unclaimed.

If a redrawing occurs Friday, the Creston News Advertiser will post new ticket numbers at and the CNA Facebook page.

Legislative coffees scheduled

Dates for the 2014 legislative coffees are: Feb. 1, March 1 and April 5.

They begin at 8 a.m. in the city council chamber at the restored Creston Depot (please note location) and last for about an hour. The coffees are free, and the public is invited to attend.

Legislators in attendance will be Iowa Rep. Jack Drake, R-Griswold, and Sen. Hubert Houser, R-Carson.

“These coffees provide you with an excellent opportunity to ask your legislators questions you may have or just listen to what your elected officials have to say,” said Ellen Gerharz, executive director at Creston Chamber of Commerce.

Creston theatre will hold viewing of documentary

featuring Jake Marlin

Creston Strand Theatre will host the first public viewing of the documentary “Wrestling With Iowa” by Tim Jackson at 4:30 p.m. Sunday. This documentary features Creston/O-M four-time state champion wrestler Jake Marlin.

Read more about this story on page 7A of today’s CNA.

Creston Police Department now on social media

Creston Police Department now has a Facebook page and has utilized the page in recent weeks to publish “tips of the day” along with providing other important information to the Creston community.

“We created the page Oct. 31,” said Creston Police Chief Paul Ver Meer. “A lot of people are on social media so this page allows us to get our message out and hopefully allow for more community-oriented policing.”

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