May is National Foster Care Month, a time to raise awarness about the needs of over 423,000 American children who are in foster care.
“Iowa is fortunate to have many wonderful resource families who step forward to provide a stable and supportive home for youth in fostr care,” said Kelli Malone, project manager for Iowa KidsNet. “However, Iowa has an ongoing need for more families and community members to help ensure every child has a connection to a caring, supportive adult.”
The Montgomery County Ministerial Fellowship is honoring the Red Oak High School graduating class of 2011 with a Baccalaureate Service on May 15, from 2-3 p.m. at the Red Oak High School Auditorium.
The event will include a “Challenge to the Graduates” by Angie Spangenberg, a “Reflection from the Graduates” by Kelsey Myers, a message by one of the nine churches and a community wide “Praise Band” directed by Tim Marsden.
The Red Oak Middle School Band hosted its 26th Annual Richard Simpson Middle School Band Festival on April 30, at the Red Oak High School Auditorium.
Merle Larsen of Oakland, Lee Nelson of Harlan, and Dan Schoening of Glenwood served as adjudicators for the festival this year, each assigning 18 school bands a rating. The three ratings were then tabulated for the band’s overall score.
The possible ratings each band could receive were I+, I, I-, II+, II and II-.
Montgomery County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is hosting a breakfast at the Red Coach Inn on Tuesday, May 10, to celebrate their 50th anniversary.
Highlights of the event will include the presentation of the yearly financial gift to the hospital, service awards, election of officers, and a video covering the activities of the auxiliary over the past 50 years,
Members, former members and anyone who is interested in the auxiliary are welcome to attend. Reservations must be made by May 8, at the Lemon Tree or by calling 623-7185.
Freshmen students who participate in the Educational Talent Search (ETS) program are invited to spend the night in the new Spartan Suites apartment-style dormitory at Southwestern Community College campus in Creston on May 18.
ETS students will get to sit in on college classes, experience dorm life, have a campus tour, and sit in on financial aid and admissions presentations. Dinner will also be provided.