The Ottumwa Courier

Community News Network

May 3, 2013


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Al-Anon, 7 p.m., Ottumwa Regional Health Center, Conference Room D.

Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, discussion (open), Camel Club, 410 W. Keota St. For more information, call 641-680-8569.

Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., discussion (closed), Camel Club, 410 W. Keota St. For more information, call 641-680-8569.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), 8 p.m., Ottumwa Regional Health Center, Conference Room A.

Alcoholics Victorious (AV), 6 p.m., Victory in Christ, 101 E. Main St. For more information, call Jim at 641-980-7455.

Footprints of a Child, 6 p.m., support group for anyone who has lost a child, Salvation Army, 725 W. Second St. For more information, call Bobbie at 641-680-3300 or Stephanie at 641-682-9636.

Narcotics Anonymous (NA), 7 p.m., Ottumwa Regional Health Center, Conference Room B.

Ottumwa Elks, 5 p.m., Lodge opens.

Teen On the Right Path, 8 p.m., Ottumwa Regional Health Center, Conference Room C.

Wapello County NEST, 11 a.m. to noon, ISU extension office, 214 E. Main St.

Narcotics Anonymous, noon, O-Town Recovery, 101 E. Main St.

Preschool Story Time, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Ottumwa Public Library. Children’s story and craft time.



Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m. (Spanish), Camel Club, 410 W. Keota St. For more information, call 641-680-8569.

Narcotics Anonymous, noon, O-Town Recovery, 101 E. Main St.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 775 Ladies Auxiliary, 10 a.m.

Ottumwa Izaak Walton Archery Shoot, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Ottumwa Izaak Walton. For more information, call Rory Knox at 641-814-6575. The shoots can be found at,, or



Breakfast, 7-10 a.m., Blakesburg Community Center. Pancakes, eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy, oatmeal, grits, juice and coffee will be served. Sponsored by Blakesburg Lions Club. Freewill offering.

Book sale, 8-11 a.m., Blakesburg Library

Bluegrass Blondies, 7 p.m., Old Gym. Open at 5 p.m., serving soup, sandwiches and pie. General admission is $7. For more information, call Larry Howe at 641-938-2259 or Darrell Millard at 641-938-2464.

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