Every day is Drug Take Back Day

Area residents who saw public service announcements about the National Drug Take Back Day Saturday are reminded that any day can be Drug Take Back Day in Greene County.

Greene County Medical Center and Medicap Pharmacy have partnered to provide MedSafe drug disposal in the main lobby at the medical center. It’s accessible seven days a week when the main lobby is open.

The MedSafe is a secure place to dispose of expired, unwanted or unused medications including prescription and over-the-counter medications; sample medications; prescription ointments; patches; vitamins; and pet medications. Continue reading Every day is Drug Take Back Day

Kiwanis members donate supplies to school

The Jefferson Kiwanis Club delivered boxes of tissues and containers of disinfectant wipes to Greene County Elementary last week.

At the Oct. 17 meeting, Kiwanis members received their weekly message for the “Just for Today” challenge. Members were asked to bring one small box of tissues or Clorox wipes to the next meeting, for  delivery to the school. Continue reading Kiwanis members donate supplies to school

Pancake supper in Scranton Saturday

Scranton Betterment will hold its annual pancake supper Saturday, Nov.3, from 5 to 6:30 pm in the Scranton Community  Center lunch room. (Please use the south entrance.)

Free will donations will be accepted. For carry-outs or local delivery please call 515-370-3016.

November Java & Juice hosts told

The schedule for Friday morning Java & Juice get-togethers in November features quite a variety of locations.

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. Continue reading November Java & Juice hosts told

Genaological Society meets Saturday

Karen Pound will speak about Silent Cities at the regular meeting of the Greene County Genealogical Society Saturday, Nov. 3,  at 10 am in the basement meeting room at the Jefferson public library.

“Silent Cities” refers to gravestones with unique markings and their meanings.

All are welcome. The meeting room is handicapped accessible.

Infant care close to home is topic of public health program

Greene County Medical Center and St Anthony Regional Hospital of Carroll are co-hosting a community education program Wednesday, Nov. 7, for women of childbearing age.

The program, “Cradling Your Baby with Care in Greene County,” will start at 5:15 pm with social time. Presentations will begin at 5:45, with the event ending at 6:45. It will be held in the clinics lobby on Level A. Continue reading Infant care close to home is topic of public health program

In the neighborhood

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October 22, 2018

The Rippey library board will meet  Monday, October 29, at 5:30 pm in the library. Note the change in time.

The Rippey public library will host a Halloween party Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 4 to 5 pm.  Trick-or-treat for the Rippey community will begin at 5. Continue reading In the neighborhood

Friends of the Library honor Janet Durlam

Janet Durlam was honored Thursday as the 2018 Friend of the Year by the Friends of the Jefferson Public Library.

Durlam has helped with the Friends’ used book sales since retiring from teaching in 2011. Her offer to sort by author the dozens of donated paperback books grew into moving boxes of books, organizing and shelving books. She visits the library at least once a week to take care of books in the donation bin in the library foyer. Continue reading Friends of the Library honor Janet Durlam

Dave Heupel elected to IHSMA exec board

Dave Heupel

Dave Heupel, vocal music director at Greene County High School since 1999, was recently elected to the executive board of the Iowa High School Music Association.

He was elected by school superintendents across the state. The IHSMA board is composed of three school administrators, one vocal music director, one instrumental music director, and one school board member.

According to Heupel, one of the tasks of the executive board is to foster viable music programs in all sizes of schools. For example, the IHSMA recently began allowing the use of electronic accompaniments at IHSMAA small group and large group contests as a way to help small schools that struggle to find keyboard accompanists. Continue reading Dave Heupel elected to IHSMA exec board

Chocolate Friendzy Saturday at the Jefferson public library

The third annual Chocolate Friendzy will take place Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Jefferson public library. Beginning at 9 am and going until noon, the Friends of the Library board is welcoming members to come and sample delicious chocolates. New memberships are available at the door for as low as $5 and renewals can also be collected.
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