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Benton Country 4-H offering a silent auction at the Fair

By Greg Walston, ISU Extension Office · 8:06pm June 24th, 2016
New to the 2016 Benton County 4-H Fair is a silent auction put on by the Benton County 4-H Foundation. Funds raised will be used for scholarships, 4H camps, trips, judging events etc. The silent auction will be held from Wednesday July 13th through Friday night July 15th, at White 4-H building on the fairgrounds.

Applications for ISU Extension Master Gardener Being Accepted

By Greg Walston, ISU Extension Office · 9:07am June 24th, 2016
Are you an avid gardener, but would like to know more about gardening, plants and horticulture? Would you like to meet people who share your interest in gardening? If so, you may be interested in becoming a MASTER GARDENER. What is a MASTER GARDENER? Master Gardeners are individuals who have an interest in horticulture, have taken the Master Gardener training offered by the extension service and share their time and expertise with other gardeners.

Dysart plans weekend July 4 celebrations

By Dean Close · 9:42am June 23rd, 2016
Dysart residents invite everyone to join them for their July 4 celebration. The events actually begin with the community church service at the gazebo in the city park on Sunday, July 3. The Kiddie Parade also takes place on Sunday, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Security State Bank parking lot. Monday events include the 5K, parade, pork chop dinner, music, games and activities for adults and kids, and fireworks.

Party in the Park starts Thursday with hot dogs, Kiddie Parade

By Dean Close · 6:33pm June 22nd, 2016
Party in the Park begins on Thursday, with free hot dogs at Farmers Bank starting at 5 p.m., followed by the traditional 6:30 p.m. Kiddie Parade to the courthouse lawn for games, music by Strait Run and a Farmers Market. See the complete schedule HERE.

Great Gardens Greet CP Library Friends Walkers

By Rich Hannen · 11:51am June 22nd, 2016
The Center Point Friends of the Library first-ever Garden Walk was blessed with gorgeous weather and gorgeous gardens Saturday, June 18. The following generous hosts opened their gardens for the Library fund-raiser: Vern and Carma Almandinger (Center Point Garden Club members), Karen and Craig Bacheler at Interstate Grain Service, Dusty Sylver and Mike LeClaire, Teresa and Dan Scheeler, and Dennis and Linda Schlicht.

Yippie Hippie Day: Artist to lead unique day of projects

By Dean Close · 11:51am June 22nd, 2016
YIPPEE HIPPIE DAY is scheduled for Saturday July 9, from Noon - 6 p.m. at the Vinton Guild of Fine Arts Studio, in the Old West Elementary ( 811 D Ave ), Room 28 Dress in Hippie attire & groove to far out music from that era while you release your creative inner spirit! There will also be Lava lamps, incense & black lights! 11 art projects to do including: Stained Glue Glass, Paint with Hippie Stencils, Zentangle your initials, Tie Dye, Decorate Shirt/Canvas Shoes with Permanent Fabric Markers ( you are responsible f...

It doesn't take a tragedy, give blood

By Life Serve Blood Center · 1:35pm June 21st, 2016
With the blood supply at a critically low level, LifeServe Blood Center is urging eligible blood donors to schedule an appointment as soon as they’re able in order to ensure lifesaving blood is on the shelf. Local hospital patients need blood every day, not just following tragedies. Every two seconds, someone in the United States will require blood in order to survive.

Benefit for Melony Raub Leeper set for June 25

By Vinton Today · 8:52pm June 20th, 2016
The Thrivent Financial for Lutherans chapter of Tama County is among the latest who’ve donated to help to raise funds for benefit to help a Dysart grandmother live with a crippling disease. Friends of Melony Raub Leeper, of Dysart, have scheduled a June 25 benefit fund-raiser to help purchase an accessible van lift.

7th Annual Special Olympics Benefit Ride set for Aug. 20

By Dean Close · 6:05pm June 20th, 2016
The 7th Annual Vinton-Shellsburg United (VSU) Special Olympics Benefit Ride is set for Saturday, Aug. 20, in Vinton. The ride will begin at Mickey's Bar in Vinton, were registration takes place from 10 to 11 a.m. The event will also end in Vinton, at the Vinton American Legiona Hall For more information, call Kris Kramer at 319-560-3920 or Mike Kramer at 319 560 9878.

Free Bus Ride offered to Tilford Free Lunch Program

By Karen Ackman · 2:56pm June 20th, 2016
Beginning Tuesday, June 21st, there will be a free bus ride to and from Shellsburg Elementary School, from Monday-Thursday. Click to view June Menu Pick Up locations will be as follows: 1.Timber Ridge at 11:30 Meet near the mailboxe 2. City Park at 11:40 3. Shellsburg Elem. 11:47 Lunch will be until 12:15 Drop off will be as follows: 1.

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