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.
First Edition will be performing at the Wilson Performing Arts Center on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 6 p.m. along with the Red Oak High School Jazz Band.
The IWCC show choir “First Edition” consists of 30 singers that are energized by a back up band, singing and dancing pop/hip hop music. The “First Edition” is a great recruiting tool for the college as they perform for many area schools and community functions. Scholarships are available for music and nonmusic majors who perform in this ensemble.
RED OAK — Join the Wilson Performing Arts Center for some romantic and not so romantic melodies of the season Saturday, Feb. 16.
Songs by Gershwin, Porter, Arlan and Brown will be on the Wilson stage with Susie and her band, some of Omaha’s finest: Ron Cooley on guitar, Andy Hall on bass, Joey Gulizia on drums and Darren Pettit on tenor sax.
“She hails from Nebraska - but she swings like a big city girl!” That’s what critics are saying about Susie Thorne!
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.
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.
The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) urges all Iowans more than six months of age to receive a yearly seasonal influenza vaccine. Surveillance by IDPH influenza sentinel sites and confirmatory testing by the State Hygienic Laboratory shows the flu is circulating in Iowa, and appears to be particularly spreading among children.
The Montgomery County Ministerial Fellowship (MCMF) Emergency Assistance Program is a ministry of the congregations of Montgomery County and the surrounding area. This program gives assistance with gas, food, rent and utilities. With limited funds, assistance is only given to clients on a one-time basis during the funding year, which runs November through October.
Funding comes from fund-raisers sponsored by MCMF and from generous donations by churches and individuals.