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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…

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

Ottumwa Regional

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”…