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Did you know this about the American Legion: Child Welfare Foundation

By Brad Anderson, American Legion Post 57 · 9:15am September 2nd, 2014 · 18 hours ago
The Child Welfare Foundation accepts proposals from nonprofit organizations for projects which meet one of the Foundation’s two basic purposes: 1. To contribute to the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual welfare of children through the dissemination of knowledge about new and innovative organizations and/or their programs designed to benefit youth; and 2 .

Baby news: Mona Lee Sysouchanh

By Vinton Today · 8:19pm August 31st, 2014
Nikone and Georgia Sysouchanh of Waukee happily announce the birth of their daughter, Mona Lee, on Monday, August 25, 2014 at 7:13 am. Mona weighed 7 lbs 2 oz and was 18.75” long. Mona joins her sister, Annie, age 2. Grandparents are Dr. Brian and Linda Meeker, Vinton, and Vone Douangdy & Khamfone Sysouchanh, Hanover Park, IL.

Garth and Pat Beatty celebrate 50th Anniversary

By Vinton Today · 10:54am August 29th, 2014
Happy Anniversary to Garth and Pat Beatty, who are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on September 5th. Their family includes three sons - Dan (Michelle), Matt (Kris), and Mark (Mary); and one daughter - Sarah (Mike) Dahl. They have also been blessed with 7 grandchildren. They celebrated their Golden Anniversary with a family trip to San Diego.

ISU summer term graduates include area students

By Vinton Today · 9:43am August 27th, 2014
Iowa State University awarded a total of 832 degrees at the end of the 2014 summer term. Of the students receiving degrees, 500 were awarded undergraduate degrees, 222 master's degrees and 110 doctor of philosophy degrees. Of the students receiving bachelor's degrees, 52 graduated "With Distinction" (cum laude, magna cum laude or summa cum laude).

NCCC Cedar 3 at the Toledo botanical garden/Toledo Grows

By AmeriCorps NCCC · 9:43am August 27th, 2014
By: Louise Powell, Cedar 3 AmeriCorps NCCC team Cedar 3 is serving with the Toledo botanical garden/Toledo Grows in Toledo Ohio The team is assisting with various aspects of the Toledo botanical garden/Toledo Grows harvesting crops, removing invasive species and weeds. So far, Cedar 3 has harvested crops such as Bell Peppers, cumbers and much more.

AmeriCorps NCCC Class 20 Corps Member Spotlight: Shannon Ubel

By Sarah Williams, NCCC · 9:43am August 27th, 2014
Shannon Uble, from Flemington, New Jersey is a corps member for Maple 1 in AmeriCorps NCCC Class 20. She arrived in Vinton on February 11 to start her 10-month service term working with a team of people between the ages of 18 and 24. Maple 1 is made up of eight people from across the country and they will serve together around the Midwest.

AmeriCorps NCCC Class 20 Corps Member Spotlight: Kristi Smith

By Sarah Williams, NCCC · 9:43am August 27th, 2014
Kristi Smith, from Vancouver, Washington is serving on team Oak 1 in AmeriCorps NCCC Class 20. She arrived in Vinton on February 11 to start her 10-month service term. Oak 1 is made up of ten people from across the country who will serve together around the Midwest. Kristi says” I really wanted to try something completely different from what I am used to while being able to help others.

4th Street Diner News/September menu & schedule

By Stacie Gorkow · 9:28am August 27th, 2014
The 4th Street Diner meal on Sunday, August 31st will be Roast Turkey, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Broccoli, Mixed Green Salad, Blushing Pears, Cake, WW Bread, Milk. Click HERE to see the September menu/schedule. On Monday, June 16th, there were four tables of pepper cards played. Hazel Eastwood won 1st place with 267 points.

Did you know this about the American Legion: American Legion of Iowa Foundation

By Brad Anderson, American Legion Post 57 · 5:26pm August 25th, 2014
The American Legion of Iowa Foundation was organized, in 1978, as a mechanism for the Legion to provide financial assistance to promote Americanism, youth programs, veterans rehabilitation and community service in the state of Iowa. Grants from the Foundation have been used to provide home eye test kits for preschoolers, furnish support for academic endeavors, supply needed equipment for adult care facilities, provide easier access for disabled persons and many other things.

NCCC Team Maple 2 Responds to South Dakota Disasters

By AmeriCorps NCCC · 4:55pm August 22nd, 2014
By: Colton Carter In July, a flood occurred In Lincoln and Union Counties in South Dakota that filled basements and swept away crops. Over 1,100 homes were flooded. NCCC team Maple 2 assisted Lutheran Social Services with the recovery efforts. The team also served alongside other organizations such as Southern Baptist Convention Disaster Relief.

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