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Click to view flyerThe child may not remember, but the body remembers.Benton-Iowa Community Partnership for Protecting Children is pleased to announce Patti (Wachtendorf) Lund, recently retired Iowa State Penitentiary warden, will be giving a talk on Thursday, February 13, 2020, at Blairstown Community Center, 305 Locust Street NW.

Atkins Family Medical Clinic announces staff changes

By Virginia Gay Hospital · January 9th, 2020
Virginia Gay Hospital and the Atkins Family Medical Clinic are announcing changes to staff that will take effect in February 2020. Stephanie Vogeler, PA-C, has submitted her resignation. Her last day with the organization will be Friday, February 28, 2020. She has been providing quality healthcare to patients in Atkins since 2012.


By Vinton Today · January 9th, 2020
Blood donors who roll up their sleeve to make a lifesaving gift with LifeServe Blood Center can give someone one more year!One blood donation can save up to three local hospital patients. It’s not just trauma victims who need blood; premature babies, cancer patients, transplant recipients, and new mothers can all use blood as part of lifesaving treatment.

Healthy Relationship Education Training

By Benton County Extension · January 8th, 2020
Click to view flyerAre you a professional working with children and families, and would like additional tools to help couples build healthy relationships? “We know that children growing up in a home where there is a healthy, stable couple relationship have fewer behavioral and emotional problems and perform better in school”, said Cindy Thompson, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Two area long-term and post-acute care providers earn national recognition for meeting quality goals.Both Virginia Gay Hospital and the Vinton Lutheran Home were among the approximately 395 Iowa long-term care providers recognized by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) on December 16 for the quality of care they provide.

The Vinton Red Cross Community Blood Drive will be held Thursday, January 16, from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Vinton Skate and Activities Center, 1703 C Ave. All donors will be automatically entered in a contest for a chance to win an exciting Super Bowl LIV getaway in Miami, Fl, for you and a guest. Appointments may be made by going online at RedCrossBlood.

Comments can be submitted online until 4:30 p.m./CT on Jan. 22Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig announced that the open comment period for the state’s proposed hemp production regulations began Jan. 1. The public can visit to read the proposed administrative rules that will regulate the planting, growing and harvesting of commercial hemp in Iowa.

WOW January Newsletter

By Benton County Extension · January 1st, 2020
Attached you will find your edition of the January 2020 WOW newsletter. This edition features:Be the Food Safety MVP on Super Bowl SundayRecipe for Baked Fish and ChipsThe Sunshine VitaminTry A New Winter Sport I wish a wonderful holiday season to everyone!Have a happy new year!

H.O.P.E. Suicide Prevention Training February 6

By Vinton Today · December 26th, 2019
The event below will be held at the Benton County Service Center, 811 D Avenue, Vinton and is geared more toward providers.

Virginia Gay Hospital receives smart socks from Knox Blocks Foundation

By Virginia Gay Hospital · December 26th, 2019
(Vinton, IA ) The Knox Blocks Foundation donated 20 Owlet Smart Socks to Virginia Gay Hospitals & Clinics. Knox Blocks board members, Peter Eikamp and Jessica Albertsen, presented their donation to Virginia Gay Hospital’s CEO Michelle Schoonover and clinical nurse manager, Tyler Henkle. The hospital plans to distribute them to families in need throughout the community.

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