Samuel Miller of Loveland, Colo., received the rank of Eagle Scout from the Boy Scouts of America on April 26. Sam is the son of Dan and Dawn Miller of Loveland, and the grandson of Merlin and Viv Rasmussen of rural Elliott and Leslie and Connie Skalberg of rural Red Oak. He is the great-grandson of Grace McKee of rural Red Oak.
More than six million young people across the country today will celebrate National 4-H Week, an annual celebration of 4-H during the first full week of October. Montgomery County 4-H will leverage National 4-H Week this year to showcase the great things that 4-H offers young people and highlights the incredible 4-H youth in the community who work each day to make a positive impact on the community.
Montgomery County Memorial Hospital honored the members of its Auxiliary at the 52nd May breakfast Tuesday, May 7, at Red Coach Inn.
Traditionally, the highlight of the annual meeting following the breakfast is the presentation of the Auxiliary’s gift to the hospital. The Auxiliary’s 2013 gift to the hospital, a check for $31,000, was presented to MCMH CEO Allen Pohren.
The Auxiliary has been working on a two-year $40,000 pledge to help equip patient rooms with new recliners. This year’s donation purchased 10 recliners.
An aviation youth camp for kids ages 10-17 will be held at Red Oak Municipal Airport Saturday, June 22 from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Enrollment is free of charge.
Aviation youth camps provide children hands-on experiences in the world of aviation and connect aviation to history, science, math and communications. The aviation youth camp is hosted by the Red Oak Municipal Airport.
During the camp, children will have the opportunity to learn about airplanes and aerodynamics, airports, weather, the language of aviation and careers in aviation.
The fifth graders at Stanton Community School, under the direction of teacher Robin Wright, organized a holiday food drive to assist area families. In an effort to increase participation, they ran the donation drive as a contest between the elementary grades.
From Nov. 19 to Dec. 21, classes could earn points based on an assigned point system for items donated. The fifth graders added each classes points daily and kept a running tally on display in the front lobby of the school.
Warrant Officer 1 Cole D. Norris, son of Ronda VonDielingen and David Ganley, of Red Oak, and Michael Norris, attended
Army Reserve basic training the summer of 1999, just before his senior year of high school, He was called to duty immediately following the events of Sept. 11, 2001, and served two tours in Iraq.
In Aug. 2007, Norris joined an active duty Army unit. He then served another year in Iraq as a general’s driver. Upon returning to Savannah, Ga., he continued his driving services for General Chris Hughes of Red Oak.