For the first time, Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity is holding a blitz outside of Cedar Rapids. Volunteers will spend June 19 -23 painting three homes for the A Brush With Kindness Blitz. Tim Guenther brought his team of volunteers to take part in a good deed. “Come together, hang out as a team, and do something good for people,“ Guenther said. “They need hands to do the work, that’s what we’re here for.”He said helping preserve the many historical home in Vinton is also a plus.
In 2013, then 22 year old Dylan Slattery found out a mole on his neck was the start of Melanoma. “I went up to mayo clinic, they removed the mole, did some tests, and found out that it had not penetrated underneath the skin at that point, so then for the next year and a half I went on normal life,” Slattery said. He had regular scans and things seemed normal, until he woke up with another symptom. A test showed he had stage four cancer.
Sunday brought beautiful weather for an outdoor service to celebrate 175 years of Marion’s First Presbyterian Church. A blue grass band played gospel music, while Reverend Howard Chapman put on an old time service. He said the church is a place people like to stick with. “I am the 12th pastor in 175 years, so pastors come and stay a long time. I’ve been here 22 years, my predecessor was 21 years. The first pastor who came, came in stayed for 40 years.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".