Hooves & Paws Rescue, Inc., has two major fundraising events coming up and would like to invite the public to join them and help raise much needed funds for the horses and dogs that need a place to call home until adoption is possible.
The Hooves & Paws Rescue, Inc., Swing For The Animals Annual Golf Tourna-ment will take place at Tregaron Golf Course, 13909 Glengarry Circle, in Bellevue, Neb., Sunday, Aug. 12, with a Shotgun Start at 8 a.m.
Stew and Renae Harberts have been elected as the 2012 Essex Labor Day Grand Marshals.
Stew was an owner and operator of the Essex Elevator for 35 years until selling to Green Plains Renewable Energy and United Farmers Mercantile in 2008.
Renae has been an Essex Elementary resource teacher for 16 years. She retired this year.
Their three children graduated from Essex, and Stew and Renae have been involved in school activities over the years.
They are members of St. John's Lutheran Church and the Essex American Legion and Auxiliary.
Frank Dunn, of Des Moines, and Tracey Corbin, of Red Oak, would like to announce their upcoming wedding. Tracey's parents are John and Jane Murren, of Red Oak, and Ronnie Corbin, of Webster City. Frank's parents are Neva Spalding, of Des Moines, and the late Donald Spalding.
Tracey works with handicapped adults and Frank works in the road constructon industry.
The wedding will take place at Kelly Park in Red Oak June 23, at 2 p.m. The newlyweds will reside in Kansas.
Blue Zones Project, the YMCA and Hy-Vee are sponsoring the Healthiest State Initiative Walk (HSIW) Oct. 3. Last year 291,000 Iowans participated in the walk. The goal is to surpass that number this year. T-shirts can be ordered at Hy-Vee until June 29, for $5. Kids, adults, clubs and businesses can all participate in the Initiative Walk.
The Montgomery County Animal Rescue (MCAR) in Red Oak is the recipient of $7,000 from an anonymous donor. All funds are designated to be used for the Spay Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP), with a request that 50 percent be made available to Mills County residents.
The remaining funds will be used according to the guidelines established for the current spay/neuter program.