Men in the Cedar Valley who enjoy singing are invited to attend the Proud Image Open House on Tuesday, Jan. 15, from 7-9 p.m. at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 4031 Lafayette Road, Evansdale.

The Courier prints a variety of social announcements, including engagements, weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, retirements, fun photos, thank-you’s and reunions, in the weekly Celebrations section.

In December the National Cattle Congress awarded more than $7,000 in scholarships to help further education.

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STEAMBOAT ROCK — Jessica Lippert graduated from Central College, Pella, in December.

STORM LAKE -- Buena Vista University recently crowned its 2018 homecoming king and queen: Alan Maldonado, a business and Spanish double major from Lenexa, Kansas; and Holly Schneider, a senior elementary education major from LeMars.

BEAMAN — Derek Coulter represented the Iowa State University College of Design as its student marshal at the university’s undergraduate commencement ceremony in December at Hilton Coliseum in Ames.

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CEDAR FALLS — U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman 1st Class Brian J. Laudick graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in Texas.

WATERLOO — The Waterloo Community Meals recently provided a $1,500 donation for food baskets for the holiday season to be given to families of local veterans.

Thank you for all the birthday cards. They brought some laughs and tears.

We would like to thank everyone who sent us anniversary cards for our 65th anniversary.