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County funding may force Iowa senior center closure

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BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) -- A senior center in southeast Iowa may have to close due to a loss of funding from the county.
   The Hawk Eye reports that the Des Moines County Board of Supervisors agreed Tuesday on a list of cuts to make from proposed budget increases. The board cut out $12,000 requested by the Steamboat Senior Center in Burlington.
   The center's staff members say they need the money to continue operating. The requested $12,000 is what the center's vice president estimates will be needed to cover the utility bills in the coming year. The center leases the building from the city of Burlington for free.
   Closing the center would force senior citizens to find a new place to play card games and bingo.

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