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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…

Spirit of the Community Award

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brought to you by Community 1st Credit Union   This is your opportunity to nominate the person in your community making a positive difference.   Do you know someone within your local community that has made a positive impact?  A hero?  A difference maker?  Someone who has influenced the people of your community in a…

Expert Develops 3-Step Program to Halt: Bullying and Bullycide

Gabriella van Rij

Meet Gabriella van Rij International Activist, Advocate and Author of “With All My Might” and “I Can Find My Might” As a frail brown-skin child adopted from a Pakistani orphanage struggling for acceptance in an all-white European school, international activist and author Gabriella van Rij learned at an early age what it’s like growing up…

Progress on St Joseph Hospital Building

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Ottumwa,IA — Baby steps are being taken in the removal of the old St Joseph Hospital building.  “There has been an increase in activities at St Joseph over the last month with the removal of the last of the equipment, storage items being relocated, bricks being removed, and protective fencing being placed around the building”…

Fahrney Scholarship Applications Available Now!

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Scholarship application forms are now available for the Fahrney Education Foundation Scholarship Program. This year, 86 students received $215,000 in scholarships.  In the thirty-three years of the existence of the Fahrney Education Foundation Scholarship, 1,142 students have been recipients of 2,965 scholarships totaling $5,576,000. The scholarship fund was established by the trust estate of Helen…

Fairfield Convention and Visitors Bureau Accepting 2013 Grant Requests

Fairfield Convention and Visitors Bureau

FAIRFIELD, (Iowa) – The Fairfield Iowa Convention and Visitors Bureau is accepting applications for the 2013 grant program. The goal of the Bureau’s grant fund is to assist qualified organizations in providing excellence in cultural, civic, and educational programs that attract visitors to the Fairfield area.             The general purpose of each grant is to…

BRIDGE VIEW CENTER NAMES NEW EXECUTIVE CHEF/FOOD & BEVERAGE MANAGER

Chef Adam McKinney

Chef Adam McKinney is a ‘homegrown’ product of Ottumwa, IA     (November 20, 2012, Ottumwa, IA) – Bridge View Center is pleased to welcome Adam McKinney to the Bridge View Center as the new Executive Chef/Food and Beverage Manager. McKinney will be responsible for all catering, concessions and beverage operations as well as developing…

2012 Iowa Rent Reimbursement!

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The rent reimbursement form has been redesigned this year. The form can be accessed online at http://www.iowa.gov/tax/forms/11541320.pdf.  If you choose not to calculate the amount, the Department of Revenue will do it for you. If you’ve applied for a rent reimbursement before, you will receive a pre-printed form in early January 2013. The Department of…