World Day of Prayer March 1

The Scranton United Methodist Church will observe the Worldwide Day of Prayer  Friday, March 1, at 2 pm in the Fellowship Hall.

A program will be presented followed by refreshments. Everyone –  men, women and children of all denominations are invited to come and join together offering our prayers for the nations.

Scranton rec hosting BINGO

The Scranton park and recreation department is adding some entertainment to Sunday afternoons. Once a month, starting on Sunday, Feb. 17, BINGO will be played in the Scranton Community Center from 2 to 4 pm. Cash prizes will be awarded to the  winners. A snack bar will be available.

A meal will be served on Sunday, March 24, starting at 1 pm with fish sandwiches, coleslaw and chips for a free will donation. Continue reading Scranton rec hosting BINGO

GrCoHS group to All-State Speech Festival

Greene County High School will be represented at the large group All-State Speech Festival by a radio broadcasting group calling itself 97.7 KOOB. Arthur Bardole, Kassie Lamoureux, Ashlee Harmeyer and Justice Phillips comprise the group.

Other groups that qualified for the state contest last Saturday were a one-act play, group improvisation, choral reading and readers theater. The one-act play and group improv earned Division 1 ratings but were not nominated for the All-State Festival. The choral reading and readers theater received Division II ratings. Continue reading GrCoHS group to All-State Speech Festival

Cattlemen slate banquet

Greene County Cattlemen will host their annual banquet Saturday, Feb. 23, at Clover Hall on the Greene County Fairgrounds in Jefferson. Doors will open at 6 pm with a ribeye steak dinner served at 6:30.

The annual trophy auction will follow the meal. Tickets are available from directors or at the door.

Genealogists meet Saturday

The Greene County Genealogical Society will have its regular meeting Saturday, Feb. 2, at 10 am in the basement meeting room at the Jefferson public library. Members are asked to bring pictures of their oldest relatives and stories about them.

The meeting room is handicapped accessible. Anyone who is interested is welcome to attend.

Medical center hires new Foundation director

Jodi Martin

Greene County Medical Center recently hired Jodi Martin as its new Foundation director.

She will bring her experience as director of online programs at Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge to the medical center, where she will focus on Foundation fundraising activities, overseeing Ever Greene Ridge and serving as liaison to the auxiliary.

CEO Carl Behne said, “The Foundation board was enthusiastic about Martin during the interview process, and I am confident she will bring enthusiasm and energy to the medical center. I look forward to working with her.” Continue reading Medical center hires new Foundation director