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East-Central Iowa REC Awards 12 Students $1,000 Scholarships

East-Central Iowa REC is proud to announce it has awarded $1,000 scholarships to one young man who plans to further his education in the Powerline Technician program and 11 graduating seniors who plan to further their education in a diverse range of programs. Congratulations to these deserving students! 1. Alex Ludeking, Benton Community High School - Parents: George and Theresa Ludeking, Norway, a.

Congressional Art Contest for High School Students Deadline April 29

About the CompetitionEach spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Since the Artistic Discovery competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated.Students submit entries to their representative’s office, and panels of district artists select the winning entries.
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Happy Birthday Don Alden

Shellsburg American Legion member Don Alden is turning 95 on May 8! Don has the honor of being our last WW II member and is doing great.His family is asking if you want to call or send a card or message in the next few weeks, here are the details:Rev. Don Alden6607 30th Ave. Dr.Shellsburg, IA 52332Home phone: (319) 436.2140 or email djalden@fmtcs.

IHCA Foundation Offers Health Care Scholarships

IHCA Foundation Offers Health Care Scholarships for Long-Term Care Employees, High School Students, Veterans and Rural Iowa Residents88 scholarships now available; applications due May 31The Iowa Health Care Association (IHCA) Foundation is offering 88 scholarships to help individuals interested in pursuing or advancing their career in long-term care.

Vinton-Shellsburg FFA Members of the Month

Izzie Birker By Gabby PowerNewcomer of the Month: Izzie BirkerIzzie's current SAE involves her working with the Old School Produce Garden and doing chores on her family farm. Izzie always brings a bubbly personality to the Ag Room and works very hard to be successful in all aspects of the 3-circle model (Classroom, FFA, and SAE). She is competing in her first Leadership Development Event: Conduct of Meetings.
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Community Foundation Celebrates Volunteers, Report Shows Volunteerism Adapted

The Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa (CFNEIA) is celebrating National Volunteer Week, held April 17-23, and Global Volunteer Month. CFNEIA is proud to recognize its more than 350 volunteers, serving 23 affiliate community foundations in a 20-county region. These volunteers exemplify the invaluable impact volunteers have on nonprofits and communities and demonstrate the desire to make a difference even during a global pandemic.

Help Us Celebrate Bill and Judy Travis’ 70th Anniversary!

Bill and Judy Travis were married in Dallas Center, Iowa at the Dallas Center Methodist Church on April 12, 1952. The couple owned and operated Travis Hardware/Texaco Gas Station from 1963 - 1969 and then later relocated to Vinton to open Travis True Value Hardware from 1969 - 2005.  They have three children: Pam Travis Primmer (Rick), Vinton; Tom Travis - deceased (Connie), Vinton; and Susan Travis, Waukee.

Free College Financing Information Is Available

By Dan Clute Iowa Student Loan Liquidity Corporation board member If you have a student headed to college within the next few years, you may be confused about the various ways to pay for it. Frequently, families find that their own savings and student earnings will not be enough to pay the cost of attendance after scholarships, grants and other financial aid.
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College Planning Tool Helps Families Estimate Total Cost

Redesigned Resource Debuts as Students Receive College Aid NotificationsA free online college planning tool that helps families estimate the total cost of a college education has been redesigned to make it simpler to use.The College Funding Forecaster allows students to input estimated costs, expected financial aid, savings and earnings to project total out-of-pocket expenses and potential student loan amounts for four to six years, the time it typically takes to earn an undergraduate degree, at the college or university of their choice.

Area student ranks among top 2 percent at Iowa State University

The following area students are ranked among the top 2 percent of students in their college at Iowa State University. Editor's Note: Two colleges are listed for those students who have majors located in more than one college (for example, business and human sciences) and who rank among the top 2 percent of students in both.Atkins, IA Laur
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