Community News

  • Colton and Cambree Maupin

    Eric and Lindsey Maupin would like to announce the birth of their twins, Colton James and Cambree Nicole Maupin, at the Community Hospital in Fairfax, Mo.

    They were born May 4, 2011, at 3:20 p.m. Colton is a boy. He weighed six pounds and one ounce. Cambree is a girl. She weighed six pounds and two ounces.  Colton was 17 inches long  and Cambree was 17 and one half inches.

    They were welcomed home by their four year old brother, Dalton.

  • Elisabeth Godfrey named Student of the Year

    Elisabeth Godfrey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Godfrey of Liberty, Mo., has been named the Human Sciences Council Graduating Student of the Year at Iowa State University in Ames.

    Godfrey recently completed Iowa State’s inaugural student teaching experience in Indonesia. She has also taught in China, Japan and England.

  • United Methodist makes yard crosses for Red Oak

    In Fall of 2010, Rev. Fred Pilecki of First United Methodist Church in Red Oak, received an e-mail that inspired him to do what some may consider to be an unconventional prevention tactic.

    The e-mail contained information about a man in Frankenmuth, Mich,.  who complained about crosses in public areas.

    A cross on a bridge was removed and it appeared a cross in the official city seal was next.

  • First United Methodist of Red Oak grants scholarships

    First United Methodist Church of Red Oak presented the Hunt Family Scholarship in Honor of Karen and Don Hunt to Jill Norris, Brittany Walker and Colby Wise on May 15.

    Michelle Burson and Bradley Euken also received renewable scholarships for continuing education at the college or vocational school of their choice.

  • Branstad recognizes two local students for Excellence

    Matthew Goracke of Red Oak and Bryton Thoren of Stanton, both high school seniors, were recognized by Gov. Terry Branstad on May 10, 2011, for their academic excellence.

    Branstad congratulated the  students for outstanding academic achievement at The Ninth Annual Governor’s Scholar Recognition Cere-mony at Hy-Vee Hall in Des Moines.

  • Hylok graduates with a Doctorate of Philosophy

    Megan Jo Hylok of Red Oak  received her degree at the commencement ceremonies of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on May 6 and 7, 2011.

    Hylok graduated with a Doctorate of Philosophy.

  • Horn hosting free jewelry making demo

    Jewelry artist, Darcy Horn, will be giving a free demonstration at the Red Oak Public Library on May 18, from 6:30-8 p.m.

    Darcy is featured in the new book “Beading across Amercia, Jewelry Inspirations from Coast to Coast” by Paulette Baron.

    Darcy will be demonstrating how to make jewelry and taking questions at the event. Refreshments will be served and anyone interested in jewelry is invited to attend.

  • Operation Gratitude starts “Battalion Buddies”

    Since its inception in 2003, Operation Gratitude volunteers have given more than 620,000 packages to American troops stationed overseas. The packages are filled with items such as snacks, entertainment items and letters of appreciation.

    Now, in cooperation with Family Readiness Officers and battalion leaders nationwide, Operation Gratitude is also recognizing the children of military personnel.

  • Grooms graduates from Clarkson College

    Ashleigh Grooms of Red Oak Graduated from Clarkson College on April 30  with a degree in Health Information Management.

    Grooms is the daughter of Dwight and Paula Grooms of Red Oak.

  • May designated National Foster Care Month

    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.”