North Eden Willing WorkersNovember 21, 2021The North Eden Willing Workers met at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Vinton. Before the meeting, several members participated in the Benton County Friends of 4-H rolling skating event. The meeting started at 4:30 P.M. Roll call was answered with your favorite Thanksgiving food. 15 out of 27 club members were present.
By: Co-Reporter, Isabel Mullinex On November 3rd, 22 Greenhand members from the Vinton Shellsburg FFA chapter participated at the District Greenhand Fireup at Wapsie Valley High School. This day was dedicated to encourage members to become involved in FFA and to get them “Fired-Up” about the amazing opportunities this organization provides. The sessions that the past and current State and District Officers organized included True Blue Communication, This or That, We Are FFA, Keep it Real, and dodgeball.
Fall leaves are beautiful – until they pile up in your yard. Don’t send those precious nutrients up in smoke. Instead, put those nuisance leaf piles to good use. Leaves, small branches and other landscape materials can nourish your lawn, garden or community. It’s easy: Compost. Composting leaves and food scraps is a great way to turn this waste into garden nutrients.
Keep Iowa Beautiful (KIB) will award three $1,000 scholarships to Iowa high school seniors in 2022 who plan to enroll in an Iowa college or university. The scholarships are in honor of three pioneers in Keep Iowa Beautiful's 21-year history:Bob Byers--Educator. Through Bob's leadership, KIB's Litter-Free School Campus program was started in NW Iowa.
November 3, 2021 – The Benton County Community Foundation will join in a nationwide celebration, November 12-18, 2021, to recognize the increasingly important role that community foundations play in strengthening localities and addressing community needs. For more than a century, community foundations have served as a trusted partner and resource for generous people, nonprofits and communities.
Program Provides Education on College Financing and PlanningA program offering $2,000 scholarships is now open to Iowa high school seniors. Students not only have a chance at much-needed funds for college but can also learn ways to reduce college loan debt through the program.Iowa high school seniors may register for the Iowa Financial Know-How Challenge: Senior Scholarship at www.
Each month this year, VS FFA will be recognizing members that have been outstanding in the classroom, FFA, and SAE. A Greenhand member and upperclassman will be recognized each month for their contributions to VSHS FFA.Returning Member: As a Junior, Kail Evans frequently attends monthly meetings and competed in the Farm Business Management Contest at State last year.
In honor of National First Responders Day, which takes place annually on Oct. 28, Western Governors University (WGU) is launching a new scholarship to show appreciation for first responders – including EMTs, police officers, firefighters, corrections officers and others – who have demonstrated unprecedented selflessness and commitment in serving area communities as they carried out their duties throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
The deadline to enter 2021 Capture the Heart of America photo contest is this Sunday, Oct. 31 at midnight.From day-to-day life on the family farm to the ever-changing industry, agriculture has proven to be one of America's most compelling stories. Through the contest, photographers from across the country can share their own piece of this important story as they see it through their camera lens.
The Iowa High School Speech Association presented the IHSSA Fine Arts Administrator of the Year October 15, 2021 at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center in Ames. The award was conceived in 2005 by the Executive Committee of the IHSSA. It is presented to a distinguished individual of statewide reputation and outstanding accomplishments. This is the highest honor the Iowa High School Speech Association may confer on an administrator.