Jefferson Telecom offering Streaming 101 class

Jefferson Telecom is offering a class for customers who haven’t yet jumped on the streaming bandwagon. Many are not familiar with the term, streaming, yet hear others talk about the latest shows on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime Video. Streaming is content sent in compressed form in a continuous stream over the Internet and played as it arrives. The user does not have to wait to download a file to play it. Continue reading Jefferson Telecom offering Streaming 101 class

Scratch cupcakes coming to Greene County

The RSVP volunteer program is bringing the special flavor and artistry of cupcakes from Scratch Cupcakery to Greene County.

The RSVP staff and advisory council are taking orders for Scratch cupcakes now through March 1. There are 18 different selections available, with each selection including a half-dozen cupcakes in several different flavors. Death by Chocolate, Peanut Butter Panic, Coconut Crazy, Bacon Bacon, and Mint Madness are just a few of the choices. Cost is $15-20, depending on the selection. Click here to see all the choices. Continue reading Scratch cupcakes coming to Greene County

Soup supper to benefit GJ 150th

The GJ 150 committee will hold a soup supper Sunday, March 3,  from 5 to 6:30 pm at the Grand Junction Community Center. The supper was originally planned for Feb.  17.

The menu is chili, cheesy potato soup, ham sandwiches, bars, lemonade and coffee. Carry-outs will be available. Persons who would like  meals delivered should call the Grand Junction city hall at 515-738-2585 before noon on Friday. Continue reading Soup supper to benefit GJ 150th

JPRD knows spring is near

Register now for soccer, pitching/hitting clinics, Mother-Son Date Night and Chef Camp

Parents of wanna-be soccer players are reminded that Saturday, March 2, is the hard deadline for registering children for the Jefferson park and recreation department’s spring outdoor soccer programs. Registration can be done at any time or at a final sign-up event Friday from 2 to 5 pm at the Greene County Community Center, 204 W. Harrison St, in Jefferson. Continue reading JPRD knows spring is near

March Java & Juice hosts told

The Friday morning Java & Juice schedule for March includes one business on the downtown square and four others only a “stone’s throw” away.

Java & Juice begins at 9:30 am with coffee and a light refreshment. At 9:45 the host is welcome to tell the story of the business, highlighting product lines or services. There is also time for announcements of upcoming local events. The gathering finishes at 10.

The March schedule is:
• March 1 – Wells Fargo Bank, 200 W. State St
• March 8 – Central Iowa Family Eye Care, 207 N. Chestnut St
• March 15 – Catherine’s Hairem, 223 S. Wilson Ave
• March 22 – Fudge’s Flowers & Gifts, 120 E. State St
• March 29 – Greene Bean Coffee, 202 N. Wilson Ave

Businesses that would like to host a Java & Juice event can contact Jefferson Matters: Main Street at 515-386-3585, director [at] jeffersonmatters [dot] org; or Greene County Chamber and Tourism at 515-386-2155, sheilah [at] greenecountyiowa [dot] com

Reservations open for Memorial weekend camping

For people interested in camping during Memorial Day weekend, the three-month window to reserve a campsite at an Iowa state park opens Sunday, Feb. 24.

Memorial Day weekend begins Friday, May 24 and ends Monday, May 27. Campsite reservations can be made three months prior to visiting, making it a good time to start planning a trip to a state park. Continue reading Reservations open for Memorial weekend camping

DNR suggests natural resources license plates

Iowans can put their support for conservation on cruise control by purchasing a natural resources license plate when it’s time to renew their vehicle registration.

The sale of Iowa’s natural resources license plates provides financial support for the Wildlife Diversity Program in the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and the Resource Enhancement and Protection Program (REAP). Continue reading DNR suggests natural resources license plates

Campus notes

Iowa State University has named students on the dean’s list for the Fall 2018 semester.

Students on the dean’s list must have earned a grade point average of at least 3.50 on a 4.00 scale while carrying a minimum of 12 credit hours of graded course work.

Area students on the dean’s list and their majors include:
• Churdan – Autumn Gannon, anthropology; Whitney Minnehan, child, adult, and family services; and Carleigh Paup, agricultural business.
• Dana – Steven Joseph Vargas, pre-business. Continue reading Campus notes