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Vinton-Shellsburg FFA Members of the Month

Izzie Birker By Gabby PowerNewcomer of the Month: Izzie BirkerIzzie's current SAE involves her working with the Old School Produce Garden and doing chores on her family farm. Izzie always brings a bubbly personality to the Ag Room and works very hard to be successful in all aspects of the 3-circle model (Classroom, FFA, and SAE). She is competing in her first Leadership Development Event: Conduct of Meetings.

Community Foundation Celebrates Volunteers, Report Shows Volunteerism Adapted

The Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa (CFNEIA) is celebrating National Volunteer Week, held April 17-23, and Global Volunteer Month. CFNEIA is proud to recognize its more than 350 volunteers, serving 23 affiliate community foundations in a 20-county region. These volunteers exemplify the invaluable impact volunteers have on nonprofits and communities and demonstrate the desire to make a difference even during a global pandemic.
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Help Us Celebrate Bill and Judy Travis’ 70th Anniversary!

Bill and Judy Travis were married in Dallas Center, Iowa at the Dallas Center Methodist Church on April 12, 1952. The couple owned and operated Travis Hardware/Texaco Gas Station from 1963 - 1969 and then later relocated to Vinton to open Travis True Value Hardware from 1969 - 2005.  They have three children: Pam Travis Primmer (Rick), Vinton; Tom Travis - deceased (Connie), Vinton; and Susan Travis, Waukee.

Free College Financing Information Is Available

By Dan Clute Iowa Student Loan Liquidity Corporation board member If you have a student headed to college within the next few years, you may be confused about the various ways to pay for it. Frequently, families find that their own savings and student earnings will not be enough to pay the cost of attendance after scholarships, grants and other financial aid.

College Planning Tool Helps Families Estimate Total Cost

Redesigned Resource Debuts as Students Receive College Aid NotificationsA free online college planning tool that helps families estimate the total cost of a college education has been redesigned to make it simpler to use.The College Funding Forecaster allows students to input estimated costs, expected financial aid, savings and earnings to project total out-of-pocket expenses and potential student loan amounts for four to six years, the time it typically takes to earn an undergraduate degree, at the college or university of their choice.
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Area student ranks among top 2 percent at Iowa State University

The following area students are ranked among the top 2 percent of students in their college at Iowa State University. Editor's Note: Two colleges are listed for those students who have majors located in more than one college (for example, business and human sciences) and who rank among the top 2 percent of students in both.Atkins, IA Laur

Mark Mossman Retirement Celebration March 26th

Help us celebrate Mark Mossman's retirement! He is retiring after practicing law for over 45 years. Let's shower him with cards. Please send a greeting to:Mark MossmanMossman Law Firm122 E. 4th StreetVinton, IA 52349 There will also be a reception at the Vinton Country Club on Saturday, March 26th at 5:00. This day also happens to be Mark's birthday.

Stars over 70 Accepting Nominations

Just a reminder that you still have plenty of time (till March 25) to nominate for Stars Over 70! If you know anyone who is a role model, mentor, or leader to others and is over 70 years of age, Stars Over 70 is a great way to honor their contributions!  It's fast and easy to nominate someone. All you need to do is take a few minutes to visit our site (https://www.
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Member of the Month

Charlee Johnson Member of the Month - Charlee JohnsonAs a Senior, Charlee has attended many activities in her time in FFA, including National Convention, Spaghetti Dinner, and helping with Trash Barrels. This year, she has increased her involvement and as a result, will be receiving her Iowa Degree this Spring at State Convention. Her SAE project has her working with pigs and her horse.

Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa’s 2022 Scholarship Deadline is March 9

 The Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa’s 2022 scholarship application deadline is 8:00 p.m. on March 9, 2022. The online application can be found on the Community Foundation’s website at www.cfneia.org/scholarships. CFNEIA awarded $526,960 in scholarships to high school, college, and adult students in 2021. A total of 271 scholarships were awarded to students pursuing higher education opportunities and the average amount awarded was $1,976.
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