Abundant Life Ministries mission team goes to Honduras

A group of 19 members of Abundant Life Ministries spent a busy week earlier this month at the village El Volcan in the mountains of Honduras.

They visited the 150 school children they met on a previous trip, and build a small kitchen/storage area at the school. They also returned to Hope House orphanage to put up drywall in a new multi-purpose building, visited the public hospital, and built a security fence around Iglesia Esperanza Viva, the church where Edward and Sarah (Sutton) Nazar minister. Continue reading Abundant Life Ministries mission team goes to Honduras

Carlson adds to collection of State Fair foods contest ribbons

Jefferson’s most acclaimed baker and cook has again earned a heaping helping of awards and ribbons at the Iowa State Fair.

Marianne Carlson started the first day of the fair with the sweepstakes award in the King Arthur Flour competition. She claimed first place in beer, caraway rye, mixed grain and oatmeal bread; and second place in cinnamon and white bread. Continue reading Carlson adds to collection of State Fair foods contest ribbons

More State Fair winners told

The FFA breeding swine show was held Aug. 9 at the Iowa State Fair. Abby Badger of rural Jefferson showed the champion Berkshire gilt. She is a member of the Horn of Plenty FFA chapter at Greene County High School.

In a weed identification contest Friday, Aug. 10, Aiden Anderson of Paton placed second in the youth division. Charles Carpenter of Coon Rapids placed third in the professional division.

ReCharge: A healthy option for Wednesday early outs

Students will once again find organized play and a healthy snack at the Greene County Community Center Wednesday afternoons when school dismisses early.

ReCharge Wednesdays will meet from 2 to 3:30 pm every Wednesday school is in session. Students in grades K-8 are welcome. JPRD staff and volunteers will organize group games and then serve a nutritious snack. Continue reading ReCharge: A healthy option for Wednesday early outs

JPRD tells upcoming programs

Several favorite programs of the Jefferson park and recreation department will begin soon.

Flag football for boys and girls grades 1-3 is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 4-25, from 5:30 to 6:30 pm at Kelso Park. The emphasis will be on fundamentals, coordination, the rules of the game, and learning to play with teammates. Simeon Lang will direct the program. Continue reading JPRD tells upcoming programs

Open communication helps back-to-school planning

As children prepare to head back to school, parents are getting ready as well. Buying school supplies, registering their children for activities and arranging for transportation are among the activities on many parents’ to-do list. However, another necessary item for back-to-school planning is open communication, which will ease everyone’s first-day nerves, says Dr David Brown, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Continue reading Open communication helps back-to-school planning

In the neighborhood

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August 15, 2018

FAMILY REUNION – Dale and Nancy Hanaman hosted a family reunion on Aug. 11 with a noon picnic meal followed by a celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary, hosted by their children Sarah and Benji Pearson and family, Matthew Hanaman and Heather Lee, Adrianna and Adyara Hanaman, Sharon and Phil McBlain. Family and friends joined them from Connecticut, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Rippey, Jefferson, Des Moines and Urbandale. Continue reading In the neighborhood

4-H news

The Greenbrier 4-H club meeting was held June 11 at the Extension office.

New business: The club wrote thank you notes to Home State Bank for t-shirts and Farm Credit, Farmers Mutual, and Complete Insurance for food tickets at the fair. Members received their fair book, forms, and responsibilities for fair. Continue reading 4-H news