MASON CITY — A Mason City man is in jail after authorities allegedly find more than a pound of methamphetamine in a storage unit. The Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Department says they executed a search warrant based on an ongoing investigation at two storage lockers at 630 6th Southwest in Mason City. Authorities allegedly found more than a pound of suspected meth with a street value of more than $20,000, as well as a large sum of money. 59-year-old Mark Hobbs was charged with possession of meth with the intent to deliver and failure to affix a drug tax stamp. He’s currently being held in the Cerro Gordo County Jail on $20,000 bond. Hobbs was arrested in April for allegedly stealing Ritchie Valens memorabilia during the Winter Dance Party in Clear Lake.
Donegal Integrated Junior Orchestra and ChoirThe Donegal Integrated Junior Orchestra and Choir will this weekend treat audiences to performances of a new composition by a top Irish composer.Composer Elaine Agnew created ‘River of Dreams’ as part of the Peace III Projects Junior Ensemble project.Donegal Integrated Junior Orchestra and ChoirThe talented young performers of the Donegal Integrated Junior Orchestra and Choir (aged 6-13) will perform the piece on Friday September 27 at in Ramelton Town Hall Theatre at 7pm. The group will also be the opening act of the 2013 Donegal Bay and Bluestacks Festival on Saturday September 28 in the Ballyshannon Abbey Arts Centre at 8pm.The young musicians come from all over Donegal and include singers, woodwind, brass and string players from Dungloe to Ballyshannon, as well as a percussion group from Ayr Hill school in Ramelton. They have been learning musical and orchestral techniques for the past year and are ready to show their skills by performing live this weekend.The concerts are free of charge, due to the sponsorship from the Donegal Bay and Bluestacks Festival, and funding provided by the Peace III Projects.DMEP’s Peace III Project Coordinator, Orlaith Gilcreest, says she sees “the social and musical skills developed by these young musicians over the past year as life-long tools for cross-community interaction and successful professional musicianship, invaluable skills that will stand to these young performers longterm, as performers and as individuals in wider society.” It is recommended that tickets are booked in advance. Tickets can be booked through the DMEP office on 074 91 20012, or through 087 924 5217. Booked tickets will be on the door at each concert.DONEGAL YOUTHS TO PERFORM ‘PEACE PIECE’ BY TOP COMPOSER was last modified: September 25th, 2013 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:concertDMEPDonegal Integrated Junior Orchestra and Choir