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AMES, Iowa \u2013 One of the best parts of the holiday season is adding colorful seasonal plants to the home. That includes the poinsettia. However, poinsettias do require special care to reach their full potential.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists can help answer queries about poinsettias and other holiday plants. To have additional questions answered, contact the ISU Hortline at 515-294-3108 or hortline@iastate.edu.

What should I look for when purchasing a poinsettia?

Poinsettias are available in a wide range of colors. Red is the most popular color. However, poinsettias also are available in burgundy, pink, salmon, white, cream and gold. In addition, there are bicolored, marbled and speckled poinsettias. The colorful part of the poinsettia, commonly referred to as the plant\u2019s flowers, are actually modified leaves or bracts. The true flowers are yellow to green, button-like objects located in the center of the bracts.

When selecting a poinsettia, choose a plant with dark green foliage and brightly colored bracts. The true flowers should be shedding little or no pollen. Avoid poinsettias with wilted foliage, broken stems or few leaves.

How do I care for a poinsettia?

To prevent damage from cold temperatures, purchase the poinsettia at the end of the shopping trip, place the poinsettia in a plant sleeve or carefully wrap it before going outdoors and set the plant in a heated vehicle. Exposing the poinsettia to cold temperatures, even for a short time, may cause its bracts and leaves to blacken and drop.

As soon as you get home, unwrap the poinsettia and place it near a sunny window or other well-lit location. However, don\u2019t let the plant touch the cold window pane. Also, keep the poinsettia away from cold drafts or heat sources. Poinsettias prefer temperatures between 60 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit.

Water needs can be determined with your finger. Check the potting soil daily. When the soil surface becomes dry to the touch, water the plant until water begins to flow out the bottom of the pot. The pots of most poinsettias are placed inside decorative pot covers. When watering a poinsettia, carefully remove the pot cover, water the plant in the sink, then place the poinsettia back into the pot cover.

Is the poinsettia poisonous?

Contrary to popular belief, the poinsettia is not poisonous. However, it is not intended for human or animal consumption. It is still advisable to keep the poinsettia out of the reach of small children and pets.

One potential health concern with the poinsettia is dermatitis or an irritation to the skin. When a poinsettia stem is cut or broken, milky sap oozes from the wound. Some individuals may develop a skin irritation if the milky sap comes in contact with their skin.

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DAVENPORT, Iowa \u2013 The reconstruction of Davenport\u2019s Credit Island Lodge has been lauded by two organizations as it was recently named Project of the Year (Disaster/Emergency Reconstruction /Repair, $1M to $2.5M category) by the Iowa Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA).

Earlier this year, the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Iowa also awarded the project with a Grand Award (1st place) in its annual Engineering Excellence competition. The competition recognizes engineering projects that demonstrate an exceptional degree of innovation, complexity, achievement, and value.

The reconstruction of the iconic structure was designed by Stanley Consultants, a global engineering consulting firm headquartered in Muscatine, Iowa, and built by Swanson Construction.

The lodge was severely damaged by fire in 2013. After the decision to save the lodge was made, the primary challenge surrounding the reconstruction was how to rebuild the large facility with a limited budget while addressing persistent flooding concerns. The solution was to let the floodwaters flow through the building. An innovative vent system allows flood waters to pass through its first floor, which is made of water impervious materials, allowing for easy cleanup after the water recedes.

The limited budget focused on reuse and cleaning in public access areas. Fire-damaged joists above the community room were removed, opening up the interior as a two-story light-filled atrium. The fireplace was extended floor to ceiling to become the room\u2019s focal point. The March 2015 grand reopening showcased a much improved facility.

Now over a year since its grand reopening, the lodge is busier than it was before the fire, and now regularly booked for family reunions, wedding receptions and other events.

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MUSCATINE, Iowa - The MJC/MCC Alumni Association is seeking enthusiastic and committed alumni who will bring their time and talent to the organization. Fundraising and Friend Raising have been accepted as general goals of the Association. The association has been actively involved in several annual fundraisers during the years. All funds raised help assist MCC students and activities. Grants have been made to student organizations for enrichment activities and to enhance their programs. Special projects on the campus have also been supported.

Alumni Association meetings are held as needed \u2013 typically once a month (no summer meetings). Anyone who attended Muscatine Junior College/Muscatine Community College is eligible to serve on the board. If you are interested, please contact Alumni Coordinator, Lisa Wiegel, at lwiegel@eicc.edu or 563-288-6005.

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Did You Know . . . . The MJC/MCC Alumni Association has been awarding grants annually to student activities/organizations since 2002? Since then more than $60,000 has been awarded to such groups as the Music and Drama Departments, Agriculture Clubs, Business Professionals, Intramurals, Peer Tutor Program, Phi Theta Kappa and the CALUMET student newspaper \u2013 just to name a few. An annual alumni scholarship is also awarded.

On Thursday, December 15 and Friday, December 16, the MJC/MCC Alumni Association will be hosting a fundraiser at the Hy-Vee Market Grille to continue these worthwhile projects.

WHERE: Hy-Vee Market Grille

Main Store \u2013 2400 2nd Avenue

4:00 p.m. to Close

20% of All Sales go to the Alumni Association

If you are an alumnus and haven\u2019t received the annual newsletter, let us know! We\u2019d love to add you to you our mailing list. An alumnus is defined as someone who has successfully completed one college credit course, someone who has earned a degree or diploma from the college, or a community benefactor.

Just send your name, address and year(s) attended MJC/MCC to: Lisa Wiegel, 152 Colorado Street, Muscatine, IA 52761, or email lwiegel@eicc.edu.

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Dec. 5th \u2013 Campus Visit day

Dec. 5th \u2013 Open Mic Carols & Cocoa with cookies in Student Center

Dec. 6th - Open Coffee @ Sunrise River Gallery, 215 E. 2nd St. with Jim Elias, MCC business instructor.

Dec. 6th \u2013 Fine Arts Recital

Dec 7th \u2013 Exam De-stress Fest over lunch hour in the Student Center

Dec. 7th \u2013 11:45a --Visiting Artist, J.M. James, singer-songwriter and violinist with folk, pop and R&B influences. Larson 61 \u2013 Video Studio

Dec. 7th \u2013 Orientation for new students

Dec. 8th, 9th, & 12th \u2013 Final Exams

Dec. 10th \u2013 ACT Testing

Dec. 15th & 16th \u2013 MJC/MCC Alumni Association Fundraiser @ Hy-Vee Market Grille starting at 4:00 pm (talk with Lisa)

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DES MOINES \u2014\u00a0President-elect Donald Trump\u2019s victory tour includes a scheduled stop in Iowa.

Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence are scheduled to hold a rally Thursday at the Iowa Events Center in downtown Des Moines, the Trump campaign confirmed Friday.

Trump has been visiting various cities to celebrate his election victory and rally supporters across the country. He started the tour this week in Cincinnati and has another scheduled stop in North Carolina.

Trump won Iowa by nearly 10 percentage points en route to his Nov. 8 election victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton. Back in February, Trump finished second in the Iowa Republican caucuses to U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas.

Trump made a strong play for Iowa during the general election, appearing at seven events over six campaign trips here, according to the National Journal\u2019s campaign tracker.

During his final campaign stop in Iowa, in Sioux City on the Sunday before the election, Trump told supporters there was an urgency to the election.

\u201cAs our country, this is never going to happen again,\u201d he said at that event. \u201cThis is your last chance to make our country truly, truly great again.\u201d

Iowa Democrats, in anticipation of Trump\u2019s victory tour visit, said Thursday at a news conference that they think their role under President-elect Trump is to hold his administration accountable.

\u201cWe\u2019re asking for (Trump) to start acting like the president-elect and less like candidate Trump,\u201d Nate Boulton, an incoming Iowa state senator, said at a news conference at a Des Moines union hall. \u201cI think that\u2019s the point that we\u2019re trying to make here: Going around doing continued rallies and continued tweeting seems to feel like a campaign more. We want to see that transition into governing and governing responsibly.\u201d

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Calling all buck hunters.

The Quad-City Times big buck contest continues through Jan. 5.

Successful participants must register and weigh their field-dressed buck at B&B Shooting Supplies, 2152 State St., Bettendorf. There is no registration fee.

Winners in three different categories \u2014 archery, muzzleloader and shotgun \u2014 will be determined at the end of the season based on weight as measured by staff at B&B. Winners will receive a gift certificate worth up to $500 toward the purchase of a new bow from B&B.

Entrants must comply with the state hunting regulations, and only game taken during the 2016-17 season will be eligible.

Entrants are limited to antlered deer taken in the following counties:

Iowa

\u2022\u00a0Scott

\u2022\u00a0Clinton

\u2022\u00a0Muscatine

\u2022\u00a0Cedar

Illinois

\u2022\u00a0Rock Island

\u2022\u00a0Henry

\u2022\u00a0Whiteside

Jeff Wells, who has owned the shop for the past 10 years, said he considers big bucks to weigh between 200 and 225 pounds.

\u201cThey\u2019re always out there, but we\u2019ll see them more when we get closer to rut,\u201d said Wells, who added deer mating season occurs during November.

Participants also are encouraged to submit photos to the Times\u2019 Digital Editor, Ryan Jaster, rjaster@qctimes.com. Please include name of hunter, date and location of kill. Submitted photos might be published online and in print.

At the end of deer hunting season, the Times will run a full page featuring all the winners.

To learn more about the contest, contact B&B at 563-355-4867. The shop is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.

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A good weekend to all.

Here's the forecast from the National Weather Service.

Today: Mostly cloudy with a high near 38 degrees. Northwest winds around 5 mph will become southwest in the afternoon.

Tonight: Snow after 3 a.m. Low around 32 degrees. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent with new snow accumulation of less than one inch possible. Accumulation will most likely be on grassy and raised surfaces. Some slushy roads are possible.

Sunday: Snow before 3 p.m., then a chance of rain and snow between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., with a chance of rain after 5 p.m. The high will be near 37 degrees. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent with new snow accumulation of around 2 inches.\u00a0

Looking ahead to next Wednesday and Thursday, an upper disturbance is expected to brng more snow to the region with wind chills possibly below zero.

Until then, enjoy your weather.

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