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Children’s Wildflower Pastel Class to be held May 3

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Eldon— Celebrate spring with a wildflower pastel class at the American Gothic House Center on Saturday, May 3 from 1-2 p.m.  Students will take a stroll through the Center’s gardens and learn about the prairie flowers.  Attendees will have an opportunity to make their own wildflower creations using pastel chalk.  Local artist Chris Abigt will host…

OEDC Announces New Executive Director

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Ottumwa, Iowa – Today the Ottumwa Economic Development Corporation (OEDC) announced the selection of Sharon Stroh as the new Executive Director. “Sharon Stroh will be a great asset to the Ottumwa community and we are confident she will hit the ground running,” said Greg Gardner, President of the Ottumwa Economic Development Corporation. “We are excited to…

Decorate Your Own Statue for the Iowa State Fair

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The Iowa State Fair will celebrate Iowa pride with a limited number of 3 ¼ foot tall painted Iowa-shaped statues on display throughout the grounds during the 2014 Fair, August 7-17. Individuals, clubs and companies are invited to submit their own designs for these sculptures by May 15. To enter, submit an entry form along…

Flu activity is increasing – Keep the Holidays Healthy

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Keep the Holidays Healthy Flu activity is increasing The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) reports the spread of influenza is picking up across Iowa and other parts of the country. Surveillance by the IDPH Iowa Influenza Surveillance Network shows three strains (all of which are covered by the vaccine) are currently circulating, including H1N1…

Red Cross Statement on Oklahoma Tornado

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WASHINGTON, Monday, May 20, 2013 – Our thoughts and concerns go to everyone in Oklahoma following this horrific tornado.  The American Red Cross has one shelter open in Moore and is working on locating others; we continue to operate three shelters that were opened Sunday in the Oklahoma City area following the storms on Sunday. …

Oskaloosa Area Chamber & Development Group

CALENDAR OF EVENTS: Sat., May 25 “Memories & Mayflowers” at Nelson Pioneer Farm.  Visit www.nelsonpioneer.org or call 672.2989.   Sat., May 25, 7:30 pm 4th Annual Oskaloosa Chamber Music Festival at First Presbyterian Church, 405 High Ave. E. The OCMF Chamber Players will be performing works from the 18th through the 21st century. Free, open…

Last Call OACDG Scholarships

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Last Call OACDG Scholarships High school seniors living in Mahaska County and attending any high school are eligible to apply for an Oskaloosa Area Chamber & Development Group Scholarship. Pick up an application from your school counselor or from the Oskaloosa Area Chamber office. Scholarships will be offered in the amounts of $500 and up,…

Senior Fraud: Scammers Posing as Medicare Officals

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Warning: Scammers posing as Medicare Officals and targeting Iowa seniors!   Iowa’s Senior Medicare Patrol has issued a warning that scammers posing as Medicare officials are phoning Iowa’s seniors and attempting to visit them in their homes.  They are trying to obtain personal information to commit financial fraud.  Their hook is to convince the potential…