Author: Valerie Close

VPRD 2016 – 2017 Adult Volleyball Standings

Vinton Parks and Recreation Department 2016 – 2017 Adult Volleyball Standings Week of 10-30-16 This Week’s Results Coed Division Sunday, October 30 Paul’s Seed 11-1 Pauls Seed 25–25–25 vs Coots Material 12–23–13 Young Rhinos 11-1 Kiss my Ace 18–20–22 vs Young Rhinos 25–25–25 Tharp Design / Fareway 7–2 Hummels H.F.T.M 25–23–13 vs The A Team 17–25–25 Hummels H.F.T.M 5–4 Tharp Design / Fareway 25–25–25 vs The Cutting Edge 14–21–26 The A Team 3–6 Cutting Edge 5–7 Kiss My Ace 3–9 Coots Material 0–9 Johns’ Qwik Stop 0–9 Men’s Division Monday, October 31 Terry’s Gutter Service 7–2 Clickstop Ron da Voo 25–25–26 Ron-Da-Voo 6–3 Terry’s Gutter Service 25–26–25 vs Neves PFC FSB&T 15–23–18 Neve’s P.F.C. / F.S.B.T 3–6 Koops Auto 2–7 Women’s Upper Division Wednesday,  November 2 Virginia Gay Hospital 11-1 Clickstop 16–8–14 vs J.Q.S 25–25–25 Ron-Da-Voo 6–6 V.G.H 25–25–23 vs Ron da Voo 17–18–25 J.Q.S 6–6 Clickstop 1-11 Women’s Lower Division Wednesday,  November 2 The Tinkles 15-0 Volleydolls 8–7 The Tinkles 25–25–25 vs Ball Busters 18–15–7 Misfits 5–7 Ball Busters 25–25–19 vs Misfits 18–22-25 Ball Busters 4-11 Volleydolls 25–25–25 vs Terrys Gutter 20–20–21 Terry’s Gutter Service...

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FREE Thanksgiving Dinner

All are invited to attend the annual Thanksgiving Dinner hosted by First Baptist Church, 601 1st Ave. Dinner is served Thanksgiving Day,November 24, between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. For more information or to request a meal delivered to your home, call us at...

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Benton County Board of Supervisors Minutes 11/1/16

November 1, 2016 The Benton County Board of Supervisors met in regular session with Supervisors Frese, Hertle and Wiley present. The meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m. Unless otherwise noted, all actions were approved unanimously. Hertle moved/ Wiley seconded: To approve the minutes of Tuesday, October 25, 2016. Motion carried. Wiley moved/Hertle seconded: To approve Resolution #16-84, hiring of Ben Turnis. Motion carried. R E S O L U T I O N #16-84 WHEREAS: Benton County Supervisors has created a new Information Technologies full-time position to fill and WHEREAS: Applications were accepted for the position and WHEREAS: These applications have been narrowed to one. THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED By the Benton County Board of Supervisors that Ben Turnis be hired to fill the position as Director of Information Technologies at a starting salary of $62,500 with 15 days paid vacation effective November 21, 2016. Signed this 1st day of November, 2016. ____________________________________ Donald H. Frese, Chairman ____________________________________ Todd Wiley ____________________________________ Terry L. Hertle ATTEST: _____________________________________ Hayley Rippel, Deputy Benton County Auditor Hertle moved/ Wiley seconded: To accept resignation of Tim Niner, part-time driver for Transportation effective October 21, 2016. Motion carried. Handbook clarifications were made regarding section 5.1, insurance eligibility and other language. Wiley moved/Hertle seconded: To approve Resolution #16-85, Amending Resolution #13-21. Motion carried. RESOLUTION #16-85 AMENDING RESOLUTION #13-21 WAGES AND BENEFITS FOR PART-TIME EMPLOYEES...

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Shellsburg Lions will hold their 2nd Bingo this Saturday, Nov. 12

The Shellsburg Lions will hold their 2nd Bingo this Saturday at the Legion from 6 – 8 pm. Prizes will be awarded every 3rd game. The Legion will be serving food. Other dates for Bingo are Dec 10, Jan 14, Feb 11 and March 11 (the second Saturday thru March). Come on out for a great time and thanks for supporting the Lions and Legion in their fundraising efforts for the...

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CENTER POINT HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEMEBERS ‘VISIT’ VIETNAM AND AFRICA

  About 30 people enjoyed the Center Point Historical Society’s annual Harvest Potluck October 27. The program was a slide show on modern Vietnam by Paul Schantz and Jon Sholes, both of whom had recently visited the country. Admission was a non-perishable food item for the food bank at the Freedom Foundation, a Cedar Rapids service center for veteran’s in which Paul and his wife Kim are active. The following Saturday four Historical Society members took a field trip to the African American Museum of Iowa in Cedar Rapids. Attending were Dennis and Linda Schlicht, Teresa Scheeler and Sharon Hannen. Historical Society members also made the desserts—as a fundraiser—for the Center Point fire department steak supper Nov. 5. Those baking were: Teresa Scheeler, Linda Schlicht, Virginia Benson, Jeanette Elgin, Sharon Hannen and Barb Aarhus. The last Historical Society regular meeting of 2016 is Thursday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. at the Depot Museum. Officers for 2017 will be...

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Help “Share the Love” and “Fill the Plate” for a Hungry Senior

The Heritage Area Agency on Aging is pleased to announce the return of “Share the Love/Fill the Plate” food drive, benefiting the Heritage Regional Nutrition Program, on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at all area Fareway Food Stores and the Tipton Family Foods Store. The food drive will be from 10:00am-2:00pm. This annual event is sponsored by Fareway, Family Foods-Tipton, and Dave Wright Subaru. All donations benefit local seniors who are the most at-risk and food insecure throughout eastern Iowa. Volunteers will be distributing shopping lists with commonly needed items. Shoppers may purchase and place donations in carts or new Subaru vehicles located outside of select local stores. Donations will then be distributed and used in the production of nutritious meals to seniors who are at high nutritional risk and socially isolated in our local communities. The “Share the Love/Fill the Plate” food drive is a local activity of the national Subaru “Share the Love” campaign, through a local partnership with Dave Wright Subaru in Hiawatha, Iowa. Over the past eight years, Subaru and its retailers have helped the nationwide Meals on Wheels network deliver more than 1.4 MILLION MEALS to seniors in need. You can help that number grow when you buy or lease a new Subaru during the 2016 Share the Love Event (November 17 – January 3) and select Meals on Wheels America as the recipient of...

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North Benton Ambulance Receives New Ambulance

In October North Benton Ambulance took delivery of a new 2017 Ford E-450 type III Ambulance.  North Benton Ambulance Service is located at 704 W 4th St Vinton and houses 2 ambulances responding to approximately 900 incidents per year in Vinton and the surrounding communities. Each ambulance is staffed with well-trained EMT’s and paramedics who use state-of-the-art equipment to provide excellent prehospital emergency care. The new ambulance replaced a 2006 model with over 150,000 miles. By trading in the 2006 ambulance and remounting the patient care compartment North Benton Ambulance saved over $100,000 on this purchase. New features of this ambulance include all LED emergency lights, LED scene lights, a mobile WIFI hotspot, GPS and a gas engine for quieter operation with lower maintenance costs.  A portion of the purchase was funded by the Northeast Iowa Community Foundation of Benton and Buchanan counties and local options sales tax...

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4th STREET DINER NEWS

4th Street Diner HACAP North Benton Center 202 East Fourth St Vinton, IA 52349 319-472-4761 Serving Buffet from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM, Sunday thru Friday. Everyone is WELCOME! Suggested contribution for individuals 60 years old or older, and their accompanying spouse (regardless of age) is $3.25 for the meal. Individuals who are not yet 60 are WELCOME but need to pay $4.25 directly to the site manager for their meal. If you are just coming for the activity, the suggested contribution is $1.00. Carryout meals are available. Hot Home Delivered Meals are available Sunday thru Friday in Vinton. The suggested contribution is $3.75/meal if you are 60 or older. For those under age 60, the required contribution is $4.50/meal. Please call by 10:00 AM daily to cancel or add a Home Delivered Meal. For more information about services, please call 319-472-4761, or to reserve a table for groups of three or more. We also have nutritious frozen meals and liquid supplements; delivery is available throughout Benton County. FREE SOFT SERVE ICE CREAM AVAILABLE DAILY FOR EVERYONE WHO EATS A MEAL AT THE SITE DURING MEAL SERVICE TIMES. All contributions are used toward the continued operations of the meal site. Each month the 4th St Diner has a birthday celebration on the second Tuesday. Anyone having a birthday for that particular month is encouraged to make a reservation for...

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Lost cat

Lost cat:  Tortie, brown and black, 12 years old and somewhat thin.  Goes by Lucy.  South of 8th Street.  Call 319-784-8635 and leave a...

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Benton County Democrats to mee Nov 15

The monthly meeting of the Benton County Democrats will be held November 15, 2016 at the LaReyna Restaurant on 4th Street Vinton at 7:00PM.  Plan to come early if you plan to eat.  We will be doing a review of the election and planning for 2017.  Anyone interested is welcome to...

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Dysart Development Corporation to hold it’s 45th annual “Holiday Market and Craft Bazaar”, Saturday November 12

The Dysart Development Corporation will be holding it’s 45th annual “Holiday Market and Craft Bazaar”, Saturday November 12, 2016 from 9 a.m. til 2 p.m. at the Dysart Community Building, 418 Main St. Dysart, Iowa. There will be over 50 venders selling locally made crafts, Christmas decorations, food and a variety of gift giving items ideal for holiday giving. Lions Club will be serving food during the event. There is no admission charge to the event and the building is handicap accessible and has an elevator.  Local businesses on Main St. will be open from 9 a.m til 3 p.m. and will have Holiday...

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