In the neighborhood

January 20, 2020

LIBRARY NEWS – Librarian Phyllis Bardole is doing well after surgery and is progressing enough to be at the library for short periods. She thanked  the board members who kept the library open during her recovery.

The regular meeting of the Rippey library board is Monday, Jan. 27, at 5:30 pm at the library. Continue reading In the neighborhood

RSVP 55+ hosts another successful Lots of Socks drive

RSVP 55+ Volunteer Program (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) thank everyone who donated to the 11th annual Make a Difference Day Lots of Socks & More drive. Donation boxes were located around the county during the month of October to collect socks and underwear for needy children in Greene County. Due to the generosity of Greene County residents, approximately 1,410 pairs of socks and underwear have been distributed to the children of Greene County. Continue reading RSVP 55+ hosts another successful Lots of Socks drive

Open house will mark Schroeders’ retirement

Pastors Dave and Becky Schroeder will be honored for their 38 years of ministry at a retirement open house Sunday, Jan. 19, at 3 pm in the sanctuary at Abundant Life Ministries, 1308 W. Lincoln Way, Jefferson.

Dessert and coffee will be served in the foyer.

All are welcome.

Community Foundation provides funds for concrete latrine at Spring Lake

Campers at Spring Lake Park will have less of a walk to use a latrine and will be safer in the event of severe weather when the campground opens in the spring.

Greene County Conservation staff installed a precast concrete latrine at the south end of the main campground in November. The project received $16,000 from the Greene County Community Foundation; total cost was $34,000.

According to Greene County Conservation director Dan Towers, the structure will also serve as a storm shelter in an area without much other protection.

GrCo HS bakery, bistro students plan open house at Ram Restaurant

Area residents are invited to an open house at the Ram Restaurant Tuesday, Jan. 14, from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. The Ram Restaurant and Bistro is located at Greene County High School near the main entrance.

The open house will showcase everything the Ram Restaurant and Bakery has to offer the community, from the coffee shop, bakery business, bistro and restaurant. Students will offer free samples of bakery-made bread, cookies, mini pies and cheesecakes, as well as soups and coffee, tea, lemonade and water. Continue reading GrCo HS bakery, bistro students plan open house at Ram Restaurant

Early Learning Center donates to food pantry

The families whose children attend the Greene County Early Learning Center and center staff recently made a large donation to the ARC food pantry.

The New Year started with generosity from Greene County Early Learning Center families and staff who donated more than 530 items to the Christian Action Resource Center (ARC) serving the Greene county area. Some of the children who are cared for at the center are pictured with the items and along with a few staff members.

IA Egg Council, Fareway donate eggs to food banks

The Iowa Egg Council, in partnership with Fareway, recently conducted a buy two dozen, give one dozen promotion during the holiday season. The campaign aimed to provide eggs, a wholesome source of protein, to Iowans struggling with hunger in communities Iowa egg farmers serve. Thanks to overwhelming customer support, Iowa’s Feeding America member food banks will receive a total truckload donation containing 21,600 dozen eggs. Continue reading IA Egg Council, Fareway donate eggs to food banks

Quitline Iowa available for those who resolved to quit smoking or vaping

New Year resolutions are common this time of year. Some are easily broken; others are sincerely made, but hard to keep. The decision to quit tobacco is a commitment that takes self-control and support.

New Opportunities reminds residents who have made the healthy choice to quit tobacco that help and support is available through Quitline Iowa. Continue reading Quitline Iowa available for those who resolved to quit smoking or vaping