RED OAK – Lt Jason Erickson assumed command Dec. 14 of the Civil Air Patrol’s Southwest Iowa Composite Squadron.
Erickson, the squadron’s former deputy commander, now adds the title of commander to his vast list of accomplishments.
Stanton Care Center announced their fundraising efforts for the Stanton Friends Committee, all money raised will go towards the building of the Viking Center, a multi-purpose facility to be built in Stanton which will house a wellness center, public library, preschool, and multi-purpose area along with a FEMA approved storm shelter.
Stanton Care Center staff, administration, and residents all took part in efforts to raise funds for the Viking Center project.
RED OAK - This Christmas Budd Krcilek is a little more thankful, his name was drawn for the $1,000 Shopping Giveaway at Red Oak Do it Center.
On Nov. 23, 2010, Budd’s name was chosen as the winner of the Red Oak Do it Center $1,000 Shopping Giveaway.
Budd was selected at random during a live interview on KCSI 95.3 FM from nearly 1,000 entries at the store from August – November 16.
Krcilek, with the help of his wife Sandy, chose his merchandise carefully, and selected a Husqvarna 30” Snow thrower.
The Nazarene Community Food Pantry is open Wednesday afternoon from 1-5 p.m. They have clothing available during that time as well as food. If you or someone you know needs assistance other than Wednesday you may call the church at 623-3484 or Katie at 623-9593.
RED OAK — The food pantry at Church of the Nazarene located on north 4th Street has successfully raised the $2,500 needed to secure a matching grant from the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society, Sioux Falls, S.D.
The matching grant was actually awarded by Guy Matson, former administrator at Good Samaritan Society in Red Oak and Villisca, before moving to Las Cruces, N. M., to oversee a Good Samaritan Society campus there, since he was instrumental in securing the grant.
The Red Oak Elks Lodge # 1304 held its Fourth Annual Baked Goods and Craft Auction on Friday, Dec. 12, 2010.
Proceeds from the auction were donated to the Vincent Else Share A Toy program, the Elks National Foundation and West Central Community Action. Samantha and the Elks Lodge have raised over $9,500 through the auction for the community and Elks programs since its start.
Mallory Wookey, 10, of Stanton, raised over $200 to buy gifts for other children whose family’s situations might need some extra help this year.
Since November, Mallory has baked pies, painted fingernails, raked leaves and offered to do a few other odd jobs to earn money for last week’s shopping trip. She added her purchases to the Toys for Tots boxes at Fareway in Red Oak, hoping she had bought just the things that would bring smiles to several boys and girls on Christmas morning. Mallory is the daughter of Jake and Mindy Wookey of Stanton.
The Montgomery County Family YMCA announced it will once again be coordinating a Montgomery County team competition for the 2011 Live Healthy Iowa (LHI) Program. Cooperative partners for the 2011 program are once again the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital and the Red Oak HyVee.
The 2011 LHI is a statewide, Web-based 100 Day Challenge (Jan. 20 – April 29) that encourages teams and participants to make small, realistic changes in diet and physical activity habits that will last a lifetime.
Sherry Carrick, CPA, Chair of the Montgomery County Community Foundation, in partnership with the Red Oak Heritage Foundation, reminds Montgomery County nonprofit organizations that grant applications are due no later than Feb. 1, 2011.
The Montgomery County form is publicly available at this address: http://www.tfaforms.com/186737.
On Dec. 9 the Montgomery County Family YMCA held its December Soupfest at 11:30 am.
There was entertainment by the very talented Minnesingers and their Director Tim Marsden from the Red Oak Community School.
They sang several Christmas songs and finished with their famous rendition of “Fruit Cake.”
The January Soupfest will be Jan. 14, 2011 with the Red Oak Middle School Jazz Band performing.