The Ottumwa Courier

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April 22, 2013


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Al-Anon, 7 p.m., Ottumwa Regional Health Center, conference room C.

Seizure Support Group, 6:30-7:30 p.m., EPI House, 608 S. Milner St. For more information, call 641-682-8162.

TOPS, 5 p.m., weigh-in; 5:30 p.m., meeting, Davis Street Christian Church, 202 Davis St. For more information, call 641-680-1961 or 641-682-4398.

Wapello County NEST, 3:30-4:30 p.m., ISU extension office, 214 E. Main St.

Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book Discussion, 7 p.m., discussion (closed), Camel Club. For more information, call 641-680-8569.

Ottumwa Toastmaster Club, 7:15 p.m., Room 121, Indian Hills Community College Advanced Technology Building. Persons wanting to improve their communication and leadership skills are invited to attend as guests. For more information, call 641-937-5383.

CHIP Program, 9 a.m. and 10 a.m., Ottumwa YMCA. Lifestyle education program designed to teach people how they can prevent and/or reverse chronic disease through positive lifestyle choices.



Weight Watchers, 5 p.m., weigh-in; 5:30 p.m., meeting, First Christian Church, 107 N. Davis St. For more information, call Dianne Borst at 641-777-0714.


GATE Meeting, 6:30 p.m., KD Center.


Weight Watchers, 4:30 and 6 p.m., weigh-in half hour before meeting, Assembly of God, Hwy 23. For more information, call Dianne Borst at 641-777-0714.



Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., discussion (open) Camel Club, 410 W. Keota St. For more information, call 641-980-5434 or 641-660-4259.

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

Ottumwa Elks, 6:30 p.m., Bingo.

Weight Watchers, 4:30 and 6 p.m., weigh-in half hour before meeting, Point of Grace, 2501 N. Court St. For more information, call Dianne Borst at 641-777-0714.

Narcotics Anonymous, noon and 7 p.m., O-Town Recovery, 101 E. Main St.

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