The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

August 15, 2013

Camper craft show is Sept. 7

The Clinton Herald

---- — Camper craft show is Sept. 7

THOMSON, Ill. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project will hold the annual camper craft show on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Thomson Causeway Day Use Picnic Shelter.

The craft show is a special event designed to complement the natural environment of the Mississippi River with handmade crafts that campers have skillfully created.

Anyone wishing to display at this event must register with the Thomson Park Ranger Office no later than 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6. There is no fee to participate, but registration is required. The craft show is free of charge and open to the public. For more information or to register contact the Thomson Park Rangers at (815) 259-3628.

imPACT to hostanti-drinking event

CLINTON — The Gateway ImpACT Coalition is hosting an event titled “Underage Drinking = Loss Beyond Measure.”

All are invited to attend the presentation where they will hear Justin Sparks and his mother, of Charlotte, share their story of personal consequences from underage drinking. Individuals who attend will receive beneficial tools and resources for talking with youths about underage drinking and how to reduce the risk that their children will use alcohol.

The event will be on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 at 7 p.m. at Church of the Open Door, 816 13th Ave. North, in Clinton. For more information, contact Gateway ImpACT Coalition at (563) 241-4371 or visit

22 apply for appeals post

DES MOINES — A vacancy later this year on the Iowa Court of Appeals has drawn interest from 22 lawyers and judges.

Chief Judge Larry Eisenhauer is retiring on Sept. 30 and the judicial nominating commission is taking applications to fill the vacancy.

The 17-member commission has meetings set for Aug. 21 and 22 for interviews and to select three finalists to forward to Gov. Terry Branstad. He will have 30 days to appoint the new judge.

Applicants include several private practice attorneys, a state public defender, three district court judges, two district associate judges, an assistant attorney general, the Muscatine County attorney, and an assistant county attorney for Dickinson and Emmet counties.

Former Republican lawmaker George Eichhorn, a lawyer who served in the Iowa House from 2001 to 2007, is an applicant.