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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…

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

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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…