Tricia Serres captured the national title in the 1,500 at the NCAA III National Championships May 23. Serres placed fifth in 2013 and was the national runner-up a year ago in this same event. Serres crossed the finish line clocked at 4:26.30. Serres is only the second Luther athlete in women's track history to claim an outdoor national title and the first to do so since 1997. Turena Johnson won both the 5,000 and 10,000 meter runs in 1997. That same day, Serres earned the seventh All-America honor of her career, placing second in the 5,000 meters. Serres crossed the finish line in 17:08.15, less than four seconds behind the national champion.
T-Bock's biking fundraiser: 5-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, join the guys from "To the End of the Earth" bike trip at T-Bock's where 20 percent of all proceeds go towards Winneshiek County Habitat for Humanity and the bike trip. Learn more about their six-month bike trip through Central and South America and their fundraising efforts at www.gofundme.com/totheend2015 or endoftheearth2015.blogspot.com. For more information contact Ben, <harnbe01>.
Pots needed: In search of a three to four large decorative planters/pots for Girl Scouts doing a landscaping project. If you have any that you no longer need, we would love to take them off your hands, either as a donation to the project or for a nominal fee. Contact <gehlje01> with details of what you have available.
Wanted: Lawn mowing jobs. Call Joyce, 382-6022, and leave message.
For sale: A beautiful 2010 Harley Davidson xl1200c Sportster is looking for a new home. Purchased new from dealer in 2012, it is hardly broken in with just over 5,000 miles (20k miles less than expected for a bike of its size). Its 5,000 mile service was completed by Harley Davidson in Waukon. I will include a windshield and passenger backrest/luggage rack. $7,900. Contact Benjamin, <bmw>.
Housing wanted: Luther professor seeking housing for February-May 2016. Looking for one bedroom apartment or house. Nonsmoker, no pets of my own. Returning to Luther to work for spring semester. Contact Paul, <paul>.
Children's DVDs for sale: 1. The Land Before Time: The Wisdom of Friends 2. The Land Before Time: Friendship Double Feature 3. Surf's Up 4. Meet the Robinson's 5. The Magic School Bus Sees Stars (three episodes) 6. The Three Musketeers with Mickey, Donald and Goofy 7. Secrets of the Mountain 8. Puss In Boots: The Three Diablos 9. Alpha & Omega 2: A Howl-iday Adventure 10. Scooby Doo double feature movie: Monsters Unleashed. If interested contact Jennifer at <thueje01> or 387-1037.
Home for sale: 308 5th avenue, three bedrooms and two bathrooms, built in 1920, 1,581 square feet, two-stall detached garage. For more information contact Cappierre Dellarai, (612) 791-9889.
For sale: Oak dining-room set. Round oak pedestal table with two leaves and four chairs. Asking $100 OBO. Also, very used but very comfortable blue recliner asking $20. If interested and would like pictures call Shawn, 380-4401.
Housing wanted: Looking for a room to rent from June 18-22 for my sister. Area hotels are booked. She's a fantastic houseguest, and she'll be visiting us during the day, so she'll only be at your house to sleep. If interested, please contact Jennifer, <jennifer.self> or 382-4552.
For sale: Barbie bicycle for sale, 16-inch. Text Eric, (574) 850-6351, for picture. In good condition. $100 new, asking $35.
For sale: Four-five bedroom home in desirable location near college. Custom, premier quality and ready for family and friends to enjoy. All appointments and amenities. Plenty of storage space as well. Beautiful setting in the trees offering privacy and delightful views of the Oneota Valley. Call for more information, 387 0242.
Yard sale: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, May 29, at 204 West Street in Decorah. All sales/donations (except from our daughters' lemonade stand) will be given to Samaritan's Purse (http://www.samaritanspurse.
For sale: Whirlpool Estate electric dryer; white, barely used. Comes with four-inch flex venting with clamps and new hook up cord; manual included. Asking $90 or best offer. Contact Dennis, <magnusde> or 382-4423.
This Friday is National Put a Pillow On Your Fridge Day. This day is celebrated in Europe and the USA and supposedly brings good luck and wealth to the household.
It is unclear as to where this tradition originated from. However, it is known that before the 1930’s, cloth was put in larders to bring prosperity and good luck to the household. The first refrigerator to see widespread use was the General Electric “Monitor-Top” refrigerator which was introduced in 1927. Since then fridges have replaced larders worldwide, causing the old tradition to be unheard of.
Don't forget to upload your pillow pictures to the National Put a Pillow on your Fridge Day official Facebook Page.