• YMCA staff recognition for service

    The Montgomery County Family YMCA recently recognized several YMCA staff that recently were recognized for their years of service with the Montgomery County Family YMCA of Red Oak.

    Connie Smith - part time fitness instructor for the various water and land exercise classes. Smith has now been an employee of the YMCA for five (5) years.

  • Red Oak joins National Quality Campaign

    Red Oak – Good Samaritan Society Red Oak has joined nursing home associations, consumer advocates, and healthcare quality experts in the Advancing Excellence in America’s Nursing Homes campaign. The new national campaign is aimed at accelerating the rate of quality improvement in nursing homes across the country.

  • DeMarce to serve internship

    Rudee DeMarce, second generation funeral director has joined Sellergren-Lindell-DeMarce Funeral Home to serve his 12-month state internship which began Dec. 15, 2009, under his father and preceptor, Ron DeMarce.

    Rudee earned his Bachelor of Science degree in mortuary science at Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, Cincinnati, Ohio. Rudee will be involved with all aspects and operations of funeral service.

  • Fausett promoted

    On Nov. 2, Brian Fausett, son of Martha Wenstrand of Red Oak and 1994 graduate of Essex High School, was promoted to Major in the United States Marine Corps. He is stationed at Miramar in San Diego. He is a helicopter pilot who has been deployed to Iraq four times and is scheduled to redeploy to the Middle East this coming summer. He is married to Rebecca Rees of Shenandoah, they have a son, Trevor, who is 15 months old.

  • Good Samaritan Society Welcomes Administrator-In-Training

    Good Samaritan Society recently welcomed Nancy Vahlenkamp to their centers in Red Oak and Villisca as an administrator-in-training (AIT).

    The Evangelical Good Samaritan Society began an administrative internship program in the early 1970’s in order to recruit, train and prepare the most qualified professionals to lead its skilled nursing, assisted living and retirement communities. Since 1970, the program has received the highest recommendations from state licensure boards throughout the United States.

  • YMCA Soupfest celebration

    On Dec. 11 the YMCA was honored to be entertained by Tim Marsden and the Red Oak Community Schools Minisingers at their monthly Soupfest event. They sang several Holiday songs and the famous “Fruitcake”.

    There was a meal of chili and chicken noodle soup, crackers, salads from members of the Auxiliary Club, homemade rolls from Diane Sifford and Hy-Vee birthday cake, coffee or lemonade.

  • Red Oak Rotary gift baskets

    Members of the Red Oak Rotary gathered nearly $400 worth of food baskets this year. Gift baskets include either turkey or ham which were donated by Hy-Vee and Fareway Foods. The Rotary Club has been doing holiday food baskets for 11 years. Rotary members in this photo are back row from left: Mark McCaffrey, Zach Lee, Kerry Carlson, Nick Zimmer, David Hammer and Sonia Jackson (general systems director). Front row form left: Rick Taylor, Wayne Gildseth, Chad Johnson and Willie Johnson.

  • Giving back to the community

    The Montgomery County Family YMCA started this November, 2009 the” Giving Back to the Community/ Area” program - Holiday Food Baskets till Jan. 3, 2010 can be dropped off at the YMCA’s customer service center - members, guest of the YMCA can bring a can food item, boxed food item and then the YMCA will drop off the food to the Montgomery County Human Services Office in Red Oak, for families in need of holiday food this holiday season.

    The first installment of food donations were delivered to the County Human Services on Dec. 15.

  • Lifeline services

    The Red Oak Rotary on Dec. 15 had the opportunity to learn more about Lifeline services from Jenny Gilleland, Director of Social Services/Lifeline at Montgomery County Memorial Hospital in Red Oak.

    Gilleland, shared to the Rotarians how the Phillips Lifeline - Medical Alert Services work and truly help one live independently and safely at home.

    To learn more about Lifeline services with Montgomery County Memorial Hospital one can reach Jenny Gilleland at 623-7204.

  • History Center hours

    The Montgomery County History Center has new hours, it is now open from noon to 4 p.m. in the afternoon Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Admission is $3 for adult, $2 for students and kids, and a discount for group over eight people, members get in free.

    Memberships run from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, so renew that membership.

    The Paul McCoy Lecture Hall is now done and is available for rent at $100 or there is a special rate for sustaining or higher memberships.