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The Vinton-Shellsburg FFA Chapter will be holding a free-will donation, grab-and-go spaghetti dinner on this Friday, February 26th from 5-7 P.M. Drive up by the animal learning lab towards the back of the high school and a student will come out to take your order. Meal includes spaghetti with sauce, a lettuce salad, garlic bread, and a brownie.

Benton County Conservation Adjusts plans for derecho mulch

By Valerie Close, Editor · February 25th, 2021
Benton County Conservation voted on Wednesday evening at a meeting held in conjunction with the Benton County Supervisors to abandon the project planning to bring wood chips to the property near the county home road.The original plan was to bring derecho damaged wood that had been chipped to the property, covering 6 acres of land at a depth of 6 feet deep.

Vinton Public Library to host Author Heather Gudenkauf

By Vinton Public Library · February 24th, 2021
The Vinton Public Library will host Author Heather Gudenkauf via a Zoom conversation. On Sunday, March 7th, beginning at 3:30 p.m. you are welcome to join the conversation at the following link: https://zoom.us/j/93009086791?pwd=bHYxcTc0aGlXdHVCNzh4QzkrZGZLQT09

VGH and Vinton Community Blood Drive March 16

By Virginia Gay Hospital · February 24th, 2021
How safe is the blood supply?Each year, LifeServe Blood Center performs more than one million tests on blood products collected from volunteer blood donors. Each individual blood unit is put through fifteen tests to ensure its safety! These tests are performed in a state-of-the-art laboratory to make sure every blood product is safe to transfuse to a hospital patient.

PUBLIC URGED TO DONATE BLOOD TO SAVE LIVES, STORMS AFFECT SUPPLY

By LifeServe Blood Center · February 22nd, 2021
Severe winter weather continues to wreak havoc across multiple regions in the United States resulting in numerous blood drive cancellations and significantly decreased blood product collections. LifeServe Blood Center, along with the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) Interorganizational Task Force on Domestic Disasters and Acts of Terrorism, is urging eligible blood donors in parts of the United States unaffected by the storm to schedule blood donation appointments as soon as possible and to keep existing appointments.

DERECHO ASSISTANCE HELPS BENTON COUNTY

By Benton County Conservation · February 21st, 2021
The Benton County Conservation Board (BCCB) has received a tremendous opportunity to support and expand ongoing projects by stockpiling mulch debris from the August 10, 2020 derecho on two conservation properties. The wood cuttings will be piled and compacted to a height of six feet. In keeping the height at six feet or less, it has been determined that the risk for fire is extremely low.

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