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Opal and Hazel's Wood Fired Pizza announces August Schedule

O.H. where, O.H. where, will O.(pal) and H.(azel's) Wood-Fired Pizza be in August?6th La Porte City Farmers Market 5pm-? 7th Atkins Watermelon Days 11am-? 10th Roy's Grocery in Shellsburg 5pm-? 13th Rooster & Lil Chick in Vinton 5pm-? 14th Millstream Brewery in Amana 5pm-? 17th St. Stephen's Church in Atkins 5pm-? 20th Private Event in Vinton

4th St. Diner Menu for August

Just a reminder that we are still offering carryout and home delivered meals Sunday through Friday. How to order:The August 2021 menu is attached for your information. If you are calling the center to order either a carryout or home delivered meal, please press 1 to be taken to the Dining Room desk. You may also enter extension 2008, as some people have had trouble with the 1.
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Insurance Contract Deadlines for Derecho Damage

As the anniversary nears of the devastating derecho that hit Iowa on August 10, the Iowa Insurance Division continues to hear that work is still underway and there is still more to do. Some Iowans are waiting for work on their homes to be finished while others have suggested that materials shortages and availability of contractors are the hurdles to the completion of repairs.

10th anniversary of Vinton's Derecho

Garrison's Emergency Services building 10 years ago was completely flattened Sunday marked the 10th anniversary of the straight-line winds that ripped through the area on July 11, 2011. The National Weather Service said that the area was subject to 138 miles per hour winds for nearly 30 minutes. (Click to see how the radar showed this storm)Some of the stories put out following the storm included these kinds of updates because this WAS news following the storm's arrival.

Storey Kenworthy Foundation for Giving Accepting Applications for Grants

Storey Kenworthy Foundation for Giving Accepting Applications for GrantsApplications accepted until August 31, 2021 Des Moines, IA / July 1, 2021 - The Storey Kenworthy Foundation for Giving will accept grant applications from qualified non-profit organizations until August 31, 2021. Five $5,000 grants will be awarded to [sel]ed non-profits whose programming aligns with Storey Kenworthy's core giving priorities: Abuse & Violence Prevention; Children & Education; Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; and Mental Health Awareness & Services.

Register now for the 2021 Iowa Women in Agriculture Conference August 5

"Conserving Ag's Future Together" is the theme of the 15th annual Iowa Women in Agriculture Conference at the FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny on August 5.The 2021 conference will explore an array of challenges posed by agriculture's current economic and environmental climate: Marketing strategy, climate resilience, global trade agreements, risk management, ag advocacy, cover crops, soil and water quality initiatives, the intersection of animal agriculture and climate, launching an online ag business, and the role of ag women in this dynamic and growing industry.

LSI Respite Care receives national Innovative and Exemplary service award

Lutheran Services in Iowa (LSI) was recently recognized as an Innovative and Exemplary respite service by the ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center. LSI is one of four recipients of this recognition this year.LSI's Respite Care program provides personalized, temporary support for children and adults with disabilities across Iowa, allowing their caregivers time to take care of themselves.

Opal and Hazel's Wood Fired Pizza announces the July Schedule

Please see our attached schedule for July. We are still pretty busy with events and hope to get back to our towns very soon.We are considering [st]ting up on Wednesdays soon too.Where are we in July? 2nd Roy's Hometown Grocery Shellsburg 5pm 9th Rooster & Lil' Chick Vinton 5pm 10th Plainfield Days 11am-? 17th Cedar Falls Motorsport Park for "Night of Fire" 11am-? 23rd Rooster & Lil' Chick Vinton 5pm 24th Medical Clinic Urbana 5pm 30th Private Party PIZZA FACT: 62% of Americans prefer meat toppings while 38% prefer veggies.

Local Edward Jones Branch Team Celebrates Anniversary, Promotion, National Award

The Edward Jones team in the Vinton branch office has much to celebrate. This year marks Financial Advisor Dean Studer's 30th anniversary, branch team member Becky Kruckenberg's promotion and the firm's recognition by J.D. Power for client satisfaction.Anniversary - For the past 30 years, Studer has served clients and the community from his Vinton branch office, partnering for positive impact to help improve the wellbeing of his clients and colleagues, and to better the Vinton community and society.

Protect yourself from these common Fourth of July claims

by Scott StueberThe Fourth of July is my favorite holiday because it means getting together with family and friends. Independence Day celebrations often include parties, grilling, fireworks, swimming, and boating. When the sun goes down, magnificent fireworks displays can be seen for miles. While these activities can be fun and create many great memories, they can also be dangerous.
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