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Farm Credit Services to help at Garrison farm safety event

By Vinton Today · 7:22pm July 6th, 2015 · 16 hours ago
Attendees of the 3rd Annual Kid’s Health & Safety Fair will learn about farm safety starting at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 11. Ally Schultes, Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica) outreach coordinator, will talk about ATV and tractor safety. Schultes partners with Garrison Emergency Services for this event.

VU golf tournament set for July 10; two-person best shot

By Vinton Unlimited · 12:12pm July 3rd, 2015
Get your friends and grab your clubs for the annual Vinton Unlimited Country Club on Friday, July 10 at the Vinton Country Club! New to 2015, the tournament will be a two-person best shot with tee times at 2 and 5pm. Registration is only $20 per person and there will be three teams per hole. Flight payouts will go to top golfers, and stake prizes will be offered.

On July 11th, Garrison Emergency Services is bringing the Blank Children’s Hospital Fire Safety House to Garrison as part of Garrison Fun day. The Kid’s Health & Safety Fair will be held in the Garrison City Park from 2:00pm– 4:30pm. The Fire Safety House has taught many children and adults in our area how to recognize fire hazards and not to hide, but to get out alive.

Night of Destruction to return to Benton County Fair, July 24

By Dean Close · 12:12pm July 3rd, 2015
One of the new favorites at the Benton County Fair will return again this year. The Night of Destruction, with walls of fire and the very popular trailer races (demolition derbies involving trucks pulling trailers around the race track) will take place on Friday, July 24. The next night, Saturday, July 25, is the demolition derby and the roll-over contest.

Software Club to meet at Viking Sewing, July 9

By Kathy Luze · 10:13pm July 1st, 2015
We will be holding Software Club next Thursday, July 9th, at 6:00 pm. It will be here at the store with a limit of 6 people. Arlis will be working mainly with Monograms as requested. You will need to bring your computer with either 5-D or 6-D loaded on it. Should be a fun evening! Please let us know if you plan on attending.

Concert series to include Zachary Freedom, Strait Run

By Vinton Unlimited · 11:16am June 30th, 2015
Vinton Unlimited is sponsoring two summer concerts on Thursday nights. We invite all residents to visit the Farmers Market at the depot, shop downtown and then come to the park for music and relaxation. Bring your lawn chair or blanket! Concerts scheduled include: July 9 – Zach Freedom @ 6:30 in Celebration Park.

'Spend Smart, Eat Smart' class offered to child care providers

By Benton County Extension · 9:15am June 30th, 2015
Spend Smart, Eat Smart in the Child Care Business ONLINE CLASS July 16, 2015 6:30 to 8:30 PM Cost is $25.00* Registration is required To register, go to the Iowa Child Care Provider Training Registry https://ccmis.dhs.state.ia.us/TrainingRegistry/ Click on Search Trainings. Select Iowa State University Extension as the training organization, find the date.

Breast Cancer Survivors will NOT meet on our regular date in July. Instead, a potluck is planned for July 13 at 5:30 in the Windsor Manor dining room. All survivors are invited to come and share food and conversation. Questions? Call Angie Tharp 472-2994, Lisa Staab 472-5255 or Janet Woodhouse 472-4862.

Amateur Radio “Field Day” June 27 – 28

By Tim Busch · 2:18pm June 25th, 2015
Click to View Governors Proclamation Amateur Radio “Field Day” June 27 – 28, 2015 Demonstrates Science, Skill, and Service May 18, 2015 Amateur radio operators from the Cedar Valley Amateur club, Eastern Iowa DX association and the Rockwell Collins Amateur Radio Club will be joining forces to participate in an international practice emergency communications event termed Field Day 2015 June 27 & 28 at Faye Clark Park in Hiawatha.

Party in the Park Parade to begin at 5:30 Saturday

By Vinton Parks & Recreation · 12:07pm June 24th, 2015
The annual Party in the Park Parade begins at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Theme: AgriCULTURE Pride Grand Marshals: Keith Elwick NO REGISTRATION FEES! Line up will begin at the Benton County Fairgrounds at 4:30 pm. The parade will start at the Fairgrounds and continue north down 2nd Ave.

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