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A Christmas Carol Uniquely Staged in Orange City

(ORANGE CITY) -- Christmas can bring a feeling of nostalgia for many, and what

better way to harness that feeling than a presentation of "Charles Dickens: A

Christmas Carol" done as a live radio play.  The SchoolHouse Theater Company

will be presenting this holiday treat at Orange City town hall beginning this

weekend.  The stage will be set as a 1940's sound stage, with the actors dressed

as radio actors for that era.  Lois Estell is one of the actors in the production. 

She says that a show like this gives the actors a chance to concentrate on using voices and creating

characters without having to move around, and gives the audience free imaginative reign.
 

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Estell adapted Dicken's novel, which is in public domain, into the script that

will be presented and Linda Dykstra scripted the parts of the show that bring in

the 1940's radio vibe- things like the introduction of the actors, live

commercials and musical interludes.  Other cast members include: John Brogan as

Ebenezer Scrooge, Meghan Aardsma and Jack Bonnecroy.

No matter what version of A Christmas Carol is your favorite, Estell says that

the adaptation of Dickens dialogue stays true to tradition and character

descriptions are bit vague so the audience can picture their favorite moments in

their mind.

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The SchoolHouse Company, in conjunction with the Orange City Arts Council, is

presenting “A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play” in the Orange City Town Hall

December 8-10 and 15-17 at 7:30 p.m.
 

Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors, and may be reserved

by emailing theschoolhousecompany@gmail.com. For more information, check

www.orangecityarts.net.

   

County Officals Discuss Pay Increase

(LeMars) -- Plymouth County elected officials met with the Plymouth County

Compensation Board on Friday afternoon to start discussions of salaries for the

upcoming year.  In each instance, the county officials made comparisons of their

salary to other officials of similar positions in other counties of Iowa, and

with administration officials of the city of LeMars.  In many cases, the salary

paid to Plymouth County officials were below the counties with similar

populations, and below the state-wide average wage for the position.  Each

elected official asked for an increase in wages that would be on pace with the  

rising cost of living.  County Auditor Stacey Feldman informed the board of how

LeMars city officials' salaries compare to hers.


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County Recorder, JoLynn Goodchild asked the compensation board to consider a

four percent increase in salary wages, but a board member questioned whether a

four percent increase would actually be enough, saying Goodchild and her staff

in the Recorder's office would still be below the average.

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County Attorney Darin Raymond asked the board to consider a raise of salary

equal to seven percent of his present salary.  Sheriff Mike Van Otterloo said he

would certainly be pleased with a three percent increase, noting he is more

interested in having money for his deputies and for needed equipment.  The

Compensation Board will meet a second time next Friday to offer their

recommendations to the Plymouth County Board of Supervisors.

 

(Sioux City) -- The Woodbury Sheriff's Office has charged a 17 year old juvenile

with bringing firearms to school property.  The Sheriff's Office responded to

Lawton-Bronson High School on Thursday after receiving information that a

student had firearms in their vehicle.  A handgun and rifle were found in a

vehicle in the parking lot and the juvenile was charged with possessing a

firearm on school property, a class D felony.  The juvenile was transported to

Woodbury County Juvenile Detention Center where he remains in custody.


(DES MOINES) - Holiday shoppers and travelers could see
a blanket of snow across parts of Nebraska and Iowa this weekend.
     The National Weather Service says a storm system is heading
toward the region and a band of moderate to heavy snow will develop
Saturday from Colorado through Nebraska into northwest Iowa and
southern Minnesota.
     Four to 7 inches of snow are possible in the heaviest bands, and
travel could be hazardous.
     The storm is expected to bring rain Friday night before the
snow.
     Winter weather advisories and winter storm watches have been
issued for parts of Nebraska and Iowa. Just how much snow and where
it will fall will depend on the storm's track.
     The snow should taper off Saturday night, with sunny to party
cloudy skies on Sunday.
    

  (OMAHA)--The U.S. Labor Department is proposing new
rules for child farm workers that would keep many from driving
tractors, using big equipment and working with livestock.
     Labor officials say the rules are needed because farming is one
of the nation's most dangerous occupations. The National Safety
Council says nearly 29 out of every 100,000 farm workers die on the
job.
     But farmers say the proposed rules could keep kids from learning
about the hard work and responsibility necessary to work on a farm.
And, they say, if young people can't get jobs on farms, fewer will
develop an interest in agriculture careers.
     Oklahoma Farm Bureau President Mike Spradling says he knows
there are dangers in agriculture, but there are also many important
lessons young people can learn.

    
WASHINGTON (AP) - The threat of a costly national railroad strike during the

busy holiday season has been averted after the freight rail industry settled

labor disputes with two of its unions and agreed to extend talks with a third. 

Without the agreements, the railway unions could have begun striking as early as

Tuesday, when a federal "cooling off" period was set to expire. Retailers warned

that a rail strike would cost businesses and consumers $2 billion a day and

prove especially damaging during the most important shipping season of the year.

 Railroad representatives said its negotiators would try to reach an agreement

with the final union before Feb. 8.

   

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