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  • What to do with that old machine? GO GREEN.

    RED OAK " Not everyone realizes the importance of recycling electronics. Electronic waste is said to account for 70 percent of the overall toxic waste currently found in landfills. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in 2005, discarded electronics totaled about 2 million tons. Only 11 percent of all discarded electronics in the United States are salvaged and reused, the EPA report stated, although the agency says up to a 90 percent of most computer parts are recyclable.

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  • State and National Honors for Red Oak’s FBLA students

    A number of Red Oak High School students won honors that indicate they are promising leaders in tomorrow’s business world. Twenty-seven students attended the State Conference for Future Business Leaders of America held April 2-4 in Cedar Rapids.

    Student presentations were given by 650 students from 28 Iowa high schools. Red Oak students and their chapter won state and national honors.

    The new state president of Future Business Leaders of America is Allison Adams and the new secretary for the organization is Matt Goracke, both of Red Oak.

  • Montgomery County YMCA awarded $23,443

    The Montgomery County Family YMCA was recently notified by the Montgomery County Community Foundation Advisory Board that the Montgomery County Family YMCA has been awarded $23,443.

  • Travel Place Inc. Earns Top Sales Award

    Travel Place Inc. was recently honored for its sales achievement in 2008, among 180 travel agency members of the MAST Travel Network, at an awards ceremony held recently in Des Plaines, Ill. Travel Place was a recipient of the Award for highest sales in 2008 with 30 nationally-known tour and cruise companies.

  • March U.S. “Passport Day”

    The Montgomery County Recorder’s Office will participate in the U.S. Department of State in “Pass-port Day in the USA,” a national passport acceptance and outreach event. According to Montgomery County Recorder Carleen Bruning, her courthouse office, 105 East Coobaugh, Red Oak, will host a Passport Fair, Saturday, March 28, from 9 a.m. to noon to provide information to U.S. citizens and to accept passport applications.

  • Fareway teams up for 19th year with MDA

    Fred Greiner, President and Chief Operating Officer of Fareway Stores, Inc. announced the nineteenth annual partnership between Fareway Stores, Inc., the Dr Pepper Snapple Group Midwest Division, Seven-Up and the Muscular Dystrophy Association at a recent meeting of Fareway management staff in Boone.

  • Local Job Expo

    Iowans across the state are looking for job opportunities and Iowa Workforce Development is hosting a local job fair to meet the need. The event will take place at the Red Oak YMCA, 101 E. Cherry St., on March 26 from 1 – 5 p.m.

    This event with area businesses is to assist the 100+ dislocated Echo/Traco employees and secondary employees. The Job Expo is free and open to the general public.

  • Stanton women win “Making Life Great Award”

    Four women at Great Western Bank, Stanton branch, became recipients of the coveted “Making Life Great” traveling award given quarterly to an employee at one of the more than 30 regional banks in their corporation. Typically the award goes to an individual nominated by a co-worker or supervisor.

  • Voters pass tax issue

    The Montgomery County Auditor’s office reported that by a vote of 142 to 36, Red Oak voters approved a one percent sales and services tax effective July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2014. Tax revenues will be allocated as follows: 50 percent , property tax relief, 40 percent , public safety, five percent for the Red Oak Industrial Foundation new jobs initiative and community marketing, and five percent toward the creation and development of new recreation projects.