• 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.

  • All American Turf Beauty, Inc.

    John Hollen, owner of Healthy Turf Lawn Care, Inc. in Red Oak, has announced the sale of a portion of the company to All American Turf Beauty, Inc. John has owned and managed Healthy Turf, providing professional lawn care and pest control for the people of Red Oak and surrounding communities for ten years. He will continue in this capacity as a Turf Specialist for All American Turf Beauty. “I have always appreciated the relationship I have had with my customers, and want to do what is best for them and their lawns.

  • Modern Woodmen announces new youth club

    A new Modern Woodmen of America Youth Service Club is starting in Red Oak. The club will have its first activity on March 29 at 2 p.m. at the NMSG Building, 2010 Commerce Drive, Red Oak. Children between the ages of seven and eleven are invited to the activity to find out about the benefits of membership.

    Crystal Berkey, Red Oak, will lead the club, and Jill L. McManis, Red Oak, a local Modern Woodmen representative, will sponsor the club’s monthly activities.

  • Some Producers Eligible for Conservation Compliance Variances This Spring

    “Producers in counties declared federal disaster areas after last summer’s flooding may be eligible for conservation compliance variances this spring to allow for limited tillage in corn stalks and soybean stubble,” said Tom Burkhiser, district conservationist in Montgomery County.

    “Because of the unusually heavy and intense rain storms, some no-tilled fields may have developed some small rills across the slope,” said Burkhiser. “This variance allows farmers the opportunity to smooth out those areas without penalty.”

  • Family Child Care Provider training scheduled in Red Oak

    Two locations are scheduled for Family Child Care providers interested in learning how to assess the quality of their child care. The series will be held in Atlantic on April 2, 16, 23 and 30 the in Red Oak on May 11, 18 and June 1 and 8. In the four session series providers will have a chance to talk and share with other family child care providers, will begin a self-assessment of their care, with participate in an observation of a local family child care home and will gain practice in using the Family Child Care Quality Rating Scale (FCCERS).

  • Samuelson wins free lawn care for the year

    Russell Samuelson of Red Oak is shown with John Hollen, Turf Professional from All American Turf Beauty of Red Oak. Samuelson is accepting the certificate for free lawn care for 2009. A yearly drawing occurs at each branch office of All American Turf Beauty, where a current customer gets drawn for free services for the year.

    Contact John Hollen at the Red Oak office at 712-623-4550 for further information.

  • Certification for Retraining Benefits under the Trade Act of 2002

    H&H Trailer Company in Clarinda, has been certified for retraining benefits under the Trade Act of 2002 (Petition # 65216).

    If you were laid off on or after Feb. 10, 2008, to the present date, you are eligible to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance (Trade Act retraining benefits). For the purposes of the Trade Act, you must be laid off. In an effort to assist you with the understanding of these benefits and the process for accessing them, an informational meeting has been scheduled for your convenience

  • $1,200 donation by Red Oak Eagles

    Red Oak Eagles #2715 recently donated $1,200 to the Red Oak Public Library to be earmarked for the elevator fund. Members of the local organization believe reading is fundamental for children, but also know that those who may be handicapped or disabled need to be able to get to where those books are. The FOE motto is “People Helping People” and the Red Oak Aerie and Auxiliary wants to do their parts to help those who need assistance getting to the other floors of the library.

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