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County seeks volunteers

CLINTON — The Clinton County Board of Supervisors is seeking volunteers to serve on a regional housing board.

The county needs to appoint two county residents to the Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority Board. The individuals need to be interested in housing, but do not have rental properties that are enrolled in an EIRHA program. The volunteers need to be available to meet up to six times a year. The meetings are conducted in Dubuque.

Anyone interested in serving on the board is asked to contact the Clinton County Supervisors at (563) 244-0575.

The goal of the EIRHA is to provide decent, safe and affordable housing for eligible households; to provide opportunities and promote self sufficiency; create economic independence; and provide home ownership opportunities for Housing Choice Voucher and Public Housing Program participants.

EIRHA serves the counties of Cedar, Clinton, Delaware, Dubuque, Jackson, Jones and Scott. However, it does not include the cities of Clinton, Camanche, Davenport and Dubuque.

‘Odd Couple’ auditions set

MAQUOKETA — The Ohnward Fine Arts Center and Peace Pipe Players will host auditions for “The Odd Couple” next month.

Auditions for “The Odd Couple” (female version) will be held at 3 p.m. Aug. 26 at the Peace Pipe Players building, 400 N. Eliza St., in Maquoketa.

Roles include six female and two males, featuring Olive Madison (lead), 18 or older female; Florence (Flo) Unger (lead), 18 or older female; Sylvie (supporting), 18 or older female; Renee (supporting), 18 or older female; Vera (supporting), 18 or older female; Mickey (supporting), 18 or older female; Manolo Costazuela (supporting), 18 or older male; and Jesus Costazuela (supporting), 18 or older male.

Those auditioning should be ready to read cold from the script at the audition.

For more information, call or email the Ohnward Fine Arts Center at (563) 652-9815 or

The performance will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 5 and 6, and at 2 p.m. Oct. 7 in Maquoketa.