Independence Day Food Safety Tips

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IDPH offers advice for picnics and cookouts Independence Day will be celebrated with fireworks, parades and picnics. The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) reminds Iowans to keep food safety in mind as they grill those hot dogs, brats, and burgers. “When large gatherings like holiday-related picnics and meals happen, we typically hear about people…

151st Davis County Fair: July 15th – 20th in Bloomfield

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151st Davis County Fair: July 15th – 20th in Bloomfield   Free Gate Free Parking   Grandstand Entertainment: Harness Races Tractor Pull, Enduro Cross Offroad Event FREE Concert by James Carothers & Morgan Frazier Car Races Demo Derby   Free daily shows by Chris Clark Bicycle Stuntman and Mario Manzini the Magician   4H and…

Canada Goose Roundup This Week

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  June 24, 2014 – Ottumwa, Iowa – The City of Ottumwa has requested the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to reduce the Canada goose population in the vicinity of the Ottumwa City Park. The IDNR’s involvement is due to legal requirements with both federal and state migratory waterfowl law. A goose roundup will occur…

IDPH Expands Nicotine Replacement Therapy Offer

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Eight weeks of NRT available The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) is announcing an expansion of the free nicotine replacement program launched last year for Iowans who enroll in Quitline Iowa. The current offer has been extended beginning July 1. Any participant who enrolls in the no-cost program is eligible for eight weeks of…

July 1 Marks Deadline for State Fair Competitions, Parade Entries

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DES MOINES, IA (06/20/2014)(readMedia)– July 1 is the deadline to enter the Iowa State Fair parade and many of the Fair’s competitive events. “Nothing Compares” to the Iowa State Fair, August 7-17. Premium books and entry forms can be accessed at iowastatefair.org/premiumbooks. Entrants in competitive events may enter online or submit their entry by mail.…

Finalists Selected in Iowa State Fair Value-Priced New Food Contest

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DES MOINES, IA (06/18/2014)(readMedia)– The Iowa State Fair has named five finalists in the New Food Contest. Fairgoers will vote during the Fair to determine the winner. The value-priced offerings along with countless other foods will be available August 7-17. The Brownie Blitz offers a delicious combination of cream cheese brownie bits, whipped cream, chocolate…