• 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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  • Stanton Care Center receives award

    By Marge Warder Special to The Express   STANTON — Stanton Care Center received the Vetter Health Services’ Quality Life award in a special ceremony Thursday, Nov.

  • New stylist joins The Hair Corner

    RED OAK — A new stylist has joined The Hair Corner. Kristi Laughlin, 19, of Red Oak, began working at the salon on Monday, Nov. 17. She is a 2007 graduate of Red Oak High School and a 2008 graduate of EQ school of Hair Design in Council Bluffs. Laughlin’s parents are Jim and Kim Laughlin of Red Oak. She will be working from 8 a.m. to close on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Laughlin is available for hair cuts, perms, color and pedicures.

  • Orscheln opens new Red Oak store

    REDee^OAK — Orscheln Farm and Home Supply has more than doubled the size of its local store. The company officially opened its new $1.3 million building on Sunday,ee^Nov.

  • Brown opens shadowbox franchise on Internet

    HENDERSON — A local woman has joined Products for Good as a sales representative marketing shadow boxes. Susan Brown, 45, of Henderson started her Internet franchise selling shadow boxes containing mint-condition Iraqi coins surrounded by U.S. military memorabilia last month. “It’s a way I can give back for all the things they (U.S.

  • Houston wins contest

    STANTON — The Montgomery County Farm Bureau recently hosted a safety poster contest for third-grade students in Terri Vennerberg’s  classroom.  Children were asked to create a poster that taught a safety lesson on the farm or at home.   The class studied safety during this time and also heard a presentation by Montgomery County Extension Director Bill Drey.  There were 15 posters judged by members of the Farm Bureau women’s  committee. Awards were presented  Oct.