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Community News

  • Discover Camp Foster this year

    Nestled in beautiful wooded land, our 214 acre facility has more opportunities than one could imagine. 

    In the summer months, Camp Foster has more than 80 years of proud tradition, hosting over 1,300 youth resident campers.  In the fall, winter, and spring we host various groups, such as youth retreats, business training, family reunions, outdoor education, staff training, the list is endless.  

  • February is children’s dental month

    February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. As is the case with many health issues, prevention is preferable to treatment. The cost and discomfort associated with prevention of tooth decay is significantly less than its treatment. For example, the cost of a highly effective ftuoride varnish application is less than $15. The cost of a small dental filling to treat a cavity is more than three times that amount, and preventing or reducing the discomfort can’t be measured in cost.

  • The Iowa Department on Aging Reminds Iowans

    DES MOINES - Iowa Department on Aging (IDA) Director Donna Harvey reminded Iowans that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has worthwhile initiatives that help older Iowans, low-income and/or disabled citizens with no-cost tax preparation services.

  • SWCC ETS Sponsoring Dinner & a FAFSA Night

    CRESTON—Are you a high school senior looking for help completing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) forms for college this fall?  If so, plan to attend the TRiO Educational Talent Search (ETS) program’s eighth annual Dinner & a FAFSA Night.  

  • January was National Mentoring Month

    By Peggy Craig

    National Mentoring Month is the time each year when our nation officially puts a spotlight on the importance of mentors and the need for every child to have a caring adult in his or her life. On January 3, 2011, Governor Chet Culver formally proclaimed January as Mentoring Month in Iowa.

  • Soup supper fundraiser for MCAR, March 17

    The soup supper to raise money for the Spay/Neuter program will be March 17 at the First Christian Church.  They have raised our SNAP certificates to $40 this year and have already issued 15 since the first of February.  
    They will also be holding a bake sale during the supper.  Stephanie Miller is in charge of the sale again.  
    If anyone would be willing to provide something for the bake sale, please contact Stephanie at 712-370-5663, anyone can also text Stephanie.  
    Her email address is hostamamma_775 @msn.com

  • Annual clothing and household giveaway

    The 11th annual clothing and household giveaway will be held at the First Christian Church at 1909 E. Summit Street in Red Oak on Feb. 26 from 8-11 a.m.
    Items can be dropped off at the Church on Feb. 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Feb. 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4-6 p.m.
    All items should be gently used and reusable.
    For further information contact the Church office at 623-2897 or contact Carol or Clifford Glassel at 623-3829.

  • Perdue receives Achievement Medal

    On Jan. 6, 2011, Petty Officer 2nd class Riley C. Perdue (Naval Aircrewman Second Class), received the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.

    Perdue received the award for professional achievement in the superior performance of his duties while serving as an assistant training leading petty officer for helicopter sea combat squadron eight four, Norfolk, Va. from Oct. 1, 2009 to Sept. 30, 2010.

  • Parent’s Night Out, Feb. 12 at YMCA

    The YMCA will be having their first Parent’s Night Out event of the year on Feb. 12 from 6-10 p.m.
    This is for any child in second-fifth grades. The YMCA will provide supper, swim, play games, watch a movie, and of course have a snack.
    This event is limited to the first 40 children who register, so be sure to sign up fast. For more information contact Brian Kempfert at 623-2161

  • Carlson and Confer

    Rick and Esther Carlson of Red Oak announce the engagement of their daughter, Katie Carlson, to Mark Confer.

    Mark is the son of Kerry and Amy Confer of Red Oak.
    The wedding will take place June 18, 2011, at the Mamrelund Lutheran Church in Stanton.