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· 10:24pm March 7th, 2014
Although Project Joseph’s (PJ 's) initial aim has been to raise awareness of the need to prepare with water, food and supplies before an emergency, we also want to offer opportunities to gain knowledge and skills. Disaster preparedness is not a fad or trend, but perhaps better described as a lifestyle or posture one could develop and maintain all the time.
· 11:19am March 7th, 2014
Community, says Rich Hainstock, is the key ingredient to the success of ACT 1. Rich, along with his wife, Mary Jo, is among the cast members of this week’s “Red Velvet Cake War.” He plays the lead male role of Newt Blaylock, the one-eyed wig and worm salesman. For the role, Rich grew what he calls a “scary” beard, which he combines with a black eye patch.
· 9:50am March 7th, 2014
The Iowa Beef Center is releasing a newly revised version of their Feedlot Monitoring Software in 2014. The ISU Feedlot and Cost Monitoring Software was initially created in 1982 and has been used by cattle feeders to track costs, profits and performance since. The software continues to reflect the philosophy that feeders need to objectively measure, monitor and react to changes based on existing and past livestock and financial performance.
· 9:49am March 7th, 2014
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides important benefits for farm families: expanded coverage, a greater choice of insurance providers, and tax credits for small employers that offer coverage to their employees. Farmers are affected by ACA regulations in two ways. First, farm families, like other Americans, are consumers who will be making health care decisions for their families.
· 9:49am March 7th, 2014
Pork producers’ desire for continuous improvement in production practices and exceeding customers’ demands for quality assurance measures spurred changes to the voluntary Pork Quality Assurance® Plus (PQA Plus®) program. Revisions to PQA Plus were announced during World Pork Expo 2013.
· 1:43am March 7th, 2014
Rep. Dawn Pettengill (R-Mount Auburn) welcomes Central Lutheran 4th grade class of Newhall. They were in Des Moines in support of school choice. Pictured here is Rep. Dawn Pettengill (Mount Auburn) alongside a number of 4th graders from Central Lutheran.
· 6:17pm March 6th, 2014
In 2010, households spent, on average, $1,700 on apparel, footwear, and related products. In today's economy - and the fact that fashion changes so quickly - learning to stretch those dollars is very important to today's youth. All youth enrolled in the Iowa 4-H Program in Region 10 (Benton, Jones and Linn counties), had the opportunity to learn good consumer skills to help stretch their clothing dollar further and use those skills through the $15 Challenge Workshop.
· 6:16pm March 6th, 2014
The Better Tomorrows Board announces the availability of the 2014–2015 Request for Proposals (RFP), contingent upon receipt of Early Childhood (TANF) Funding and School-Ready Children Grant Funding. The Better Tomorrows Early Childhood Iowa School Ready and Early Childhood (TANF) Grant is an initiative funded with state and federal dollars.
· 4:12pm March 6th, 2014
The City's e-mail service, IX Communications, had a major hardware failure over the weekend and we have been without e-mail all week. "I am sending this from my personal webmail," wrote interim city coordinator Jeff Horne. "I just want to get the word out that we are not ignoring anyone and to please call City Hall for the time being.
· 1:07pm March 5th, 2014
Every ACT 1 production, says Doug Martens, features local residents of all ages “expressing their creativity in a way we sometimes can’t do in our every day lives.” As Martens and the cast and crew of “The Red Velvet Cake War" prepare to open the comedy this week, they are also sharing their thoughts on what being part of ACT 1 has meant to them, and encouraging others to join the local community theater.