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Camp Creamery to Offer Youth Theatre Workshop

Wolf Creek Players Theater in Dysart is happy to announce that Camp Creamery will be returning to conduct a theater workshop for kids ages 7 to teens from July 18 to July 23, 2016. The theme this year is Lights, Hollywood, Action. Camp sessions will be from 10 AM to 2 PM at the theater located in the St. Joseph’s building, 101 Clark St., Dysart.
Enrollment will be limited to 35 individuals. As of this writing half of the spots are taken. If your child is interested, it is suggested that you submit your enrollment registration and fee of $35.00 as soon as possible.
Please contact Nancy Havran, 319-476-3767, for an enrollment form and more information.

Seeking Farmers’ Market Vendors

The La Porte City Farmers’ Market is looking for vendors! Fresh produce, baked good, homemade jams and jellies and unique arts and craft items are welcome. Contact Brook Skram at (319) 342-2312 or Barb Bader at (319) 342-3369. No charge for space! The Farmers’ Market is every Friday afternoon from 4-6 PM and runs June 24 through September 30.

Last Chance for Private Pesticide Course

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach Black Hawk County will offer a “Last Chance” Private Pesticide Applicator Continuing Instructional Course (CIC) for private pesticide applicators on Monday, April 14, 2016, 1 PM at 3420 University Avenue, Waterloo.
This program is shown in cooperation with the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP).
Preregistration is encouraged, the course runs for approximately two and a half hours. The registration fee is $20. To register or to obtain additional information about the CIC, contact Sheila Walitshek at the ISU Extension and Outreach office in Black Hawk County by phoning 319-234-6811.
The course will fulfill 2015 recertification requirements for private pesticide applicators. Topics to be covered include: protecting water resources, pesticide drift, pesticide stewardship, and pest management and pesticides.
For more information about meeting dates and locations, or to schedule an appointment to attend training, contact the ISU Extension & Outreach – Black Hawk County at 319-234-6811 or visit http://www.agronext.iastate.edu/immag/certification/confinementsitebrochure.pdf to see the 2016 workshop schedule.

Ed Thomas Academy Promotes Youth Leadership

Six Union freshmen student council members got to hear personal stories of leadership, overcoming adversity, and doing what’s right during the Ed Thomas Legacy Leadership Academy held March 29 in Des Moines. Speakers, including Aaron Thomas, principal at Aplington-Parkersburg High School and son of the late Ed Thomas; Sandy Hatfield Clubb, Director of Athletics at Drake University; Brad Waller, Assistant Vice President of Community Relations with Hy-Vee; Al Kerns, former coach and teacher at Aplington-Parkersburg High School; and Jim Miller, Emeritus Head Wrestling Coach at Warburg College.

New Look for 2016 Jesse Wasson Award Nominations

The Jesse Wasson Award was established in memory of La Porte City’s forefather, Dr. Jesse Wasson, and is designed to honor a member of the community who has distinguished him or herself as a caring, committed citizen dedicated to community betterment. The award recipient’s involvement in the community may be through school or church, serving on boards in city government, as a member of various service organizations, or through other volunteer service.
The La Porte City Chamber of Commerce has supported this tradition with the presentation of the Jesse Wasson Award, established in 1980, during the annual Festival of Trails Celebration. The award recipient is selected by the Wasson Award Committee.
This year, the nomination form has been revised to simplify the nomination process and focus the merits of the nominees on four main criteria:
Community Involvement: The nominee’s active involvement in local clubs, organizations, schools, church, local government, volunteer efforts or other community activities.
Community Leadership: The nominee’s demonstrated leadership in local clubs, organizations, schools, church, local government, volunteer efforts or other community activities.
Community Contributions: The impact of the nominee’s contributions to activities in local clubs, organizations, schools, church, local government, volunteer efforts or other community activities resulting in the betterment of La Porte City in some way.
Community Cheerleader: Evidence of the nominee’s willingness to support and encourage others, as well as the positive impact their actions have on how the community is viewed by others.
The new form uses a series of checkboxes with lines where brief supporting details can be added, along with space where additional comments about the nominee can be shared.
Nomination forms are available at City Hall and the La Porte City Visitors Center. They also may be downloaded from the City’s website at www.lpcia.com. Completed nomination forms must be returned to City Hall by May 13, 2016 for nominees to be considered for the 2016 Jesse Wasson Award.

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