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Ottumwa Courier (Newspaper) - September 2, 2015, Ottumwa, Iowa Ottumwa courier 75 cents Southeast Iowa Best newspaper wednesday september 2, 2015 in local a2women�?Ts club elects officers in sports a successful night for ohs swimmers in opinion a5beach solution May be painful blood Center always accepting donations by Megan berber id cow staff writer Ottumwa a four local Community groups will be hosting blood drives on sept. 9, to and 14. The Mississippi Valley regional blood Center is always in need of donations according to director of donations Amanda Hess. A patients receive blood transfusions to replace blood lost in surgery or accidents to help treat cancer and for Many other reasons that occur at the same rate All year round a said Hess. Student coordinated blood drives make up 12-13 percent of mar Bce a annual donations but Community drives help boost their numbers and get local businesses and Community groups involved. Next week Wapello county Law enforcement Center Vaughn automotive and Bloomfield Christian Church will All Host a Community blood drive while the Vine coffeehouse will participate in the adopt a Day at the Ottumwa donor Center. According to Hess about 38 percent of the . Population can give blood but less than to percent actually do. That a Why they Are so thankful for the committed volunteers who donate time and time again. Blood donation is a Safe simple procedure that takes about 45 minutes to one hour. Individuals with diabetes or controlled High blood pressure May be accepted As eligible donors. Participants will receive a to shirt at double Impact Points through sept. 12. Potential donors must be at least 17 years of age 16 with parental permission form available through and weigh More than too pounds. A photo id or my rec card is required to donate. For questions about eligibility Call my rec at 800-747-5401. Blood drives sept. 9 a Wapello county Law enforcement Challenge 1 30-5 p.m., 330 w. Second st., inside the please see donations Page a3 by Mark Newman courier staff writer some big promises were made by those in favor of a new events Center. Yet it seems like the promises made a decade ago have been honoured. Bridge View Center was built overlooking the Des Moines River. A abridge View Quot opened in 2007. But first it had to be built from the ground up. And for that to happen a beloved historic building would have to be taken Down. The colosseum with its Many memories would be replaced by a modern Multi million Dollar event Center. A lot of folks weren to Happy with the plan. Besides the removal of a cherished building where cavalry soldiers once hitched their horses a indoors a the new Center somehow seemed to create an image that it would Cost a lot of taxpayer Money for something that served Only a few people. The planning committee now called Bridge View inc. As Well As the City of Ottumwa promised several things. The first was financial. Venu works Bridge View inc. And the City have been operating the place with less and less taxpayer input. But the message that came out of the meetings the one on one conversations and the press conferences was this we plan to have something for everyone. There would be not Only a wide variety Ben Roberts photos the courier top Ottumwa a Bridge View Center features a Large Stone Patio along the Des Moines River. Picture taken on tuesday. Right banners announcing a wide variety of events happening at the Ottumwa Bridge View Center hang in the Entrance on monday. Of entertainments there would be a wide variety of audiences considered. Would it Host an opera Singer belting out a Rossini piece a travelling Broadway show with tickets at $130 per couple a classical pianist who usually performed with some big City symphony sure. Those types of entertainment do come to Ottumwa now. Yet so does Larry the Cable Guy professional wrestling and Ringling Brothers. A we need to bring in events that Appeal to All people in Ottumwa and across Southeast Iowa a said Scott Hallgren the executive director of Bridge View Center. A even just the pure business Side of it we will not Surv Ive if we Only Cater to one particular of course finding one event that everybody would love could be nearly impossible. He said he works hard to find shows that Over the course of the year will draw members of every income level every age and every part of society. For the upcoming season the Price is right live is coming to Ottumwa produced by the same people who produce the television show. There will be a performance with big band vocalist Shawn Johnson. And a show with some adventurous High Energy tap dancers. A a packed parking lot sends a neat message to All the residents a please see places Page a6 an american classic summer evening car enthusiasts flock to Bic to Admire Model a a by Megan berber id courier Daft writer Ottumwa a rows of Pristine Model a a with License plates ranging from Iowa Texas Indiana and beyond were lined up outside of Bridge View Center on tuesday evening while Over 60 people meandered the lot to Admire the Vintage classics. The Model a club of Central Iowa travelled through Southeast Iowa on its annual fall tour making a pit Stop in Ottumwa for the night. The tour which is in its 20th year had Over 90 participants representing eight states. The nationally recognized tour is referred to As the great american Model a ride around Iowa Samrai has Over 45 Model a Fords manufactured from 1928 through 1931 and made stops in Chariton Corydon Centerville the villages of Van Buren Eldon and Ottumwa. While the Drivers who participated in the Daylong drive retreated inside Bridge View for dinner their cars were on display for the Public to age rms Huhl Johh a f0 re v a r a o la a a a a a i amp. A ban of Roberts tim courier several Model a airmobile Roll through Ottumwa in route to the Bridge vow Center on tuesday evening. Come out and enjoy. Christine Wormhoudt of Ottumwa is one of the Many car enthusiasts who came out to see the Model a a. A a it a so tempting being out Here with so Many Beautiful cars a said Wormhoudt. A after my husband and i purchased our House we planned on buying one of these cars a please see classic Page a3 two Day forecast Kiy f a f f today a. Mostly sunny with a High near 89. South Southwest wind 7 toll Mph. Tonight. Partly Cloudy with alow around 69. Thursday. Mostly sunny with a High near 90. Thursday night. Mostly dear with a Low around to. Weather Page a6 Index daily courier a2.a3.local a4.obituaries c2.learning a5.opinion c2,c3.comics a. Weather c4.features b1-b4 sports d2.local d3-d7.classifieds is features 6 971 13 2150 clean used c ars amp trucks for reasonable prices in-1 Lutish i Inaten into ii a a travel Safe amp in style Yew have rental vehicles a i of rates a c Leaf t Ai s my i we a it 414 car Flam. Ottumwa a 641-662-5700 Melissa Hamilton sales now showing Bridge View Center in 52 places Bic has kept a Promise to diversify programming

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