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Community News

  • Blue receives award from Toastmasters
  • Essex host 102nd Annual Labor Day Celebration Sept. 1-3

    Essex will host their 102nd Annual Labor Day Celebration Sept. 1-3,  with the theme “Essex Pride....City Wide!”

    Following is the schedule of events for the celebration:

    Saturday, Sept. 1

    • 10 a.m., Golf Tourna-ment, 18 Hole/4 Person Best Ball,      9 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. tee off, limited carts available-must reserve in advance.

    Sunday, Sept. 2

  • Church of Christ hosting human sexuality program

    First Congregational United Church of Christ will host a parent meeting Wednesday, Aug. 29, at 5:30 p.m., for "Our Whole Lives."

    Our Whole Lives, or “OWL,” is a faith-based, age-appropriate, human sexuality program for youth in grades 7-9 addressing topics relevant to that age group and focused on values of respect, love, mutuality and care.

    Parents of all youth in the community grades 7-9 are invited to attend this meeting which will preview the curriculum, provide information about the program and provide opportunities to ask questions.

  • Hat lady performs at Arlington Place in Red Oak
  • Elliott Days 2012

    Elliott Days 2012 begins Saturday, Aug. 25, with the First Responders Pancake Breakfast from 7-10 a.m.

    The Fun Run begins at 7:30 a.m., in front of the Community Building and the FlagRun is at 8:30 a.m. At 11 a.m., several activities will take place including the Kids’ Pedal Pull and Old Time Childrens’ Games in the park with pony rides, an inflatable slide and an old fashioned carnival.

  • Fremont/Page Prevent Child Abuse Council to host their Third Annual Putt Putt

    The 3rd Annual Putt Putt Golf Tournament sponsored by the Fremont/Page County Prevent Child Abuse Council will take place at the Sport Plex in Shenandoah, Saturday, Sept. 8.

    Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and the game begins at 9 a.m., going until noon.

    The cost is $40 for a team of four and all are welcome to enter and play.
    The Sport Plex is located on Hwy. 59.

    All proceeds will benefit the work the Fremont/Page Prevent Child Abuse Council does to keep children safe in the community.

  • ROCIA releases update on Downtown Renewal project

    In an effort to keep investors and the community at-large abreast of the downtown project, the Red Oak Chamber and Industry Association in partnership with the City of Red Oak will be releasing periodic updates.

    Current work

    Some of the trees to be removed have been removed. The remaining trees are large enough they are hiring a professional firm to take them down in order to avoid causing any damage to private property.

    Upcoming Work

  • Good Samaritan to host ice cream social to celebrate

    There will be an ice cream social hosted by The Red Oak Good Samaritan Society Aug. 23, at 3 p.m.

    A new ice cream machine was purchased with funds raised at the Montgomery County Fair. The ice cream social will celebrate this achievement and there will be a ribbon-cutting during the ceremony.

    The event also coincides with the donation of a new bench to the Good Samaritan in memory of Dorothy England, a long time resident there.

    The bench was placed in the Memory Care Unit Courtyard for residents to enjoy.

  • Church to host Back to School Fun Day

    The Red Oak Church of the Nazarene is hosting a “Back to School Fun” day for children in the community Aug. 19, from 4-6 p.m. There will be games, prizes, an inflatable bouncer, chips, bars/cookies, drinks and snow cone and popcorn machines. The event is free for all ages and is located at 401 E. Prospect, outside in the backyard of the church.

  • Sponsor an Exchange Student

    Academic Year in America (AYA) is looking for Red Oak area families to host exchange students in their home for 4-6 weeks. This year, AYA is bringing hundreds of high school students ages 15-18 to the United States.

    With AYA's tailored matching system, families have the unique opportunity to find a student who will be the perfect fit for their household. Students come from more than 30 countries such as Germany, China, Brazil and Italy and have a multitude of diverse talents and interests.