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IDB Library Named NLS Regional Library of the Year

The Iowa Department for the Blind is incredibly pleased to share that the Iowa Library for the Blind and Print Disabled, a division of the Iowa Department for the Blind, has been named 2020-2021 Regional Library of the Year by the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled at the Library of Congress. Our library provides reading materials in braille, audio, large print, and other alternative formats to Iowans of all ages who cannot read standard print.

Iowa Health Care Foundation Scholarships Application Deadline May 31

The Iowa Health Care Association (IHCA) Foundation is offering 75 scholarships, totaling $167,500 to help individuals interested in pursuing or advancing their career in long-term care. Scholarship opportunities are available for current long-term care employees, veterans and high school students."As the past year has demonstrated, our health care workers are so vitally important.
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Century and Heritage Farm Applications due June 1

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig reminds eligible farm owners to apply for the 2021 Century and Heritage Farm Program now. The program was created by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation to recognize families who have owned their farms for 100 years and 150 years, respectively.

Five Financial Literacy Tips for Parents

BY DAN CLUTE Iowa Student Loan Board MemberApril is Financial Literacy Month, so it's a great time to figure out or revisit your family's financial plan. Parents with K-12 students should include financial planning for education or training after high school as an integral part of any such plan.These tips from the experts at Iowa Student Loan can help.

Mount Mercy University congratulates December 2020 graduates

The following students graduated from Mount Mercy University in December 2020.  Located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Mount Mercy's 1,800+ students come from around the globe, creating a vibrant, diverse and open-minded campus community. Popular undergraduate majors include business, nursing, criminal justice, education and social work. Master's programs are offered in criminal justice, strategic leadership, business administration (MBA), education, nursing, and marriage and family therapy.
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Vinton-Shellsburg Open Positions

 Do you love working with the youth? Are you a fan of the theater? Have you always wanted to direct your own play?Vinton-Shellsburg Middle School is looking for a Drama Coach for the 2021-22 school year.Application available at http://www.vscsd.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/non-certified-app.pdfSend application to Mrs. Petersen, Principal, 212 W.

Tyson Fleshner and Jacob Hill of Union High School win Scholarship

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF EASTERN IOWA CONGRATULATES THE 2021 REGIONAL JA TITAN® CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP WINNERSThe regional JA Titan® Challenge, presented by TrueNorth Companies, took place virtually on Wednesday, April 7th from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This competition placed 48 high school juniors and seniors in the CEO seat to help increase their understanding of business while competing for college scholarships.

East-Central Iowa REC Awards 12 Students $1,000 Scholarships

East-Central Iowa REC is proud to announce it has awarded $1,000 scholarships to ten graduating seniors who plan to further their education in a diverse range of programs. Congratulations to these deserving students!· Samantha Adams, North Linn High School – Parents: Michelle and Ted Adams, Walkero Kirkwood Community College, Surgical Tech· Ama
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Alliant Energy urges Iowa residents to call 811 before you dig

Warmer weather and thawed ground means that Iowa homeowners, contractors and government workers are digging into more outside projects. Many Iowa property owners are likely eager to repair trees, mailboxes, fences, decks and other structures damaged by last summer’s derecho. Alliant Energy urges Iowans to call 811 before they dig to avoid having to call 911 due to injury.

City of Vinton offering garden plot reservations

The City of Vinton is now accepting reservations for garden plots at the Third on 3rd Gardens. Two bed sizes are available – 4’x12’ and 4’x8’. Plots are $20. Please contact City Hall for more information and to reserve your space today! 472-4707
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