Tag: 041013

ViewPoint: Does La Porte City Need a Larger Library?

Editor’s Note: As the City Council of La Porte City considers the merits of renovating the building at 210 Main Street for use as a public library, questions have been raised about the needs of the current facility. In response to those questions, The Progress Review has gathered the most recent data available from the State Library of Iowa and invites readers to share their opinions on the issue. As the City continues the process of developing a revitalization plan for downtown La Porte City, finding an answer to the library question will help serve as a road map for the future.

Hartman Reserve Seeks Artst-in-Residence

The Friends of Hartman Reserve are providing artists and designers with an Artist-In-Residence opportunity at Hartman Reserve Nature Center. The annual Hartman Artist-In-Residence program offers an individual or ensemble in search of creative endeavors the opportunity to pursue artistic disciplines while being surrounded by Hartman Reserve’s inspiring landscape and wildlife.
This year’s recipient will be selected from the greater Arts discipline, which includes, but is not limited to, visual artists, designers, film-makers, fiber artists, dancers, musicians, and writers. The selected artist may use the loft of the Gene and Betty Buckles Programming Center as a studio during the residency, June-September 2013. In addition to receiving support from local patrons of the arts, the Artist-In-Residence will have the opportunity to showcase or sell his/her works of art at a public event, and will be honored at the Friends of Hartman Reserve’s Under the Harvest Moon benefit dinner in November.
In return, the artist is asked to donate to Hartman an original work of art or otherwise benefit Hartman with a work that is representative of the residency at Hartman Reserve. The artist will also be asked to present a public program or event of his/her choice at Hartman.
Applications are now being accepted and must be received at the Nature Center by May 15, 2013. For application materials, visit www.hartmanreserve.org or contact: Artist-In-Residence Program, 657 Reserve Drive, Cedar Falls, IA 50613, or call the Nature Center at (319) 277-2187.

Maxine Benda – 95

A card shower is planned for Maxine (Shaner) Benda, as she will celebrate her 95th birthday on April 12, 2013.
Cards can be sent to Maxine at: 507 Chestnut St., Apt. F, La Porte City, IA 50651.


Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

MOTHER-DAUGHTER DONATIONS – Erin Smith (right) donated 8 inches of hair to Panteen’s Beautiful Lengths. Panteen’s program provides wigs to women going through cancer treatment. Daughter Taylen Smith, 4, donated 10 inches to Locks of Love. Locks of Love provides wigs for young girls with any type of condition that causes hair loss. Photo courtesy of Alisha Evans.

Classifieds – April 10, 2013

The family of Doris Niedert would like to thank everyone for their thoughts, prayers, cards and memorials upon her passing. Thanks also to staff at Allen Hospital and Cedar Valley Hospice for making her final days comfortable. Dennis & Linda Niedert, Dianne & Gayland Popenhagen, Julie & Hal Chase, Sharon & John Schotter 14-1-pd
A warm, loving single successful woman wishes to adopt. Will be HANDS-ON mom. Financial security. Expenses paid. Let’s help each other. Please call Michelle 888-242-7968 (INCN)
32nd Annual North Iowa Farm Toy Show at North Iowa Fairgrounds, Mason City. April 14th, 9am to 4pm. 200 tables. For info call (641) 435-4482. (INCN)
Happy Jack® Skin Balm™: Stops scratching & gnawing. Promotes healing & hair growth on dogs & cats suffering from grass & flea allergies without steroids! Orscheln Farm & Home. www.happyjackinc.com (INCN)
Activities Assistant position available at La Porte City Nursing & Rehabilitation Center: Part-time position offers flexible scheduling.  Experience in long-term care is preferred. Must be outgoing, caring, self-motivated, detail-oriented, and a team player.  Responsibilities include conducting large and small group activities as well as individualized interaction.  Includes every other weekend.  Apply in person at 1100 Hwy 218 N, La Porte City, Iowa or online at www.careinitiatives.org (EOE)
School Secretary – FT  10-month position at Union High School. Desired qualifications: Secretarial/Office experience, Proficient with computers, A team attitude and a desire to make a positive difference every day for students, teachers, parents, and our school community. Deadline Date: 4-19-13 or until filled. Contact person: Principal Travis Fleshner 319-342-2697. Applicants should send a letter of application, resume, and district employment application to: Union Community School District,  Attn: Neil Mullen, Superintendent, 200 Adams St., La Porte City, IA 50651. www.union.k12.ia.us   EOE/AA
DIETARY COOK/AIDE: Apply at SUNNYCREST NURSING CENTER 401 CRISMAN,  Dysart, IA  52224 (319) 476-2400 v(EOE) All applicants for employment must pass a pre-employment drug test
Certified Nursing Assistant Positions and Full or Part-Time RN Position! Available at La Porte City Nursing & Rehab Center Our team of nursing assistants are professional members of National Association for Healthcare Associates (NAHCA) and utilize Accu-nurse computerized charting to document resident care. $500 SIGN-ON BONUS for CNAs! We provide services through consistent staffing that enhances the person-centered, individualized care that residents and families desire!  US News and World Reports lists our facility as one of the top-rated facilities in the state.  Our most recent survey was deficiency-free! Benefits include: competitive wages, tuition assistance for nursing school, a generous anniversary bonus for years of service, health and dental benefits, vacation, holiday, and sick pay, retirement benefits, and advancement opportunities. If you would like to join our team of certified professionals, apply online at www.careinitiatives.org or in person at 1100 Hwy 218 North, La Porte City, IA (EOE)
Cable Satellite Technicians Opportunities Throughout Iowa Need Reliable Truck/Van. Pass Background/Drug Test. Experience Preferred/Paid training Generous Compensation/Benefits.  Www.whitecommjobs.com 515-657-7923 (INCN)
AIRLINES ARE HIRING- Train for hands on Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified- Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 866-783-0458. (INCN)
Local contractor looking for skilled electricians, plumbers, carpenters, construction, welders, and painters. If interested/qualified, please contact at 319-393-5600. (INCN)
It’s True! Hirschbach Lease Purchase drivers pay only $.69/gal for first 6 months and then it’s only $.99/gal. Great miles, money, and trucks! 888-514-6005 drive4hml.com (INCN)
Class A CDL Required, Excellent Home time, Mileage Pay + tarping & securement, Full Benefits 877-261-2101 (INCN)
Class A OTR drivers, midwest to west coast, ’11-’13 Kenworths, excellent miles, scheduled home time, paid vacation, rider policy, no east coast. Call 1-800-645-3748. (INCN)
Driver- Two raises in first year. Qualify for any portion of $.03/mile quarterly bonus: $.01 Safety, $.01 Production, $.01 MPG. 3 months OTR experience. 800-414-9569 www.driveknight.com (INCN)
Van/Reefer- Dedicated Lanes with Weekly Home Time. Exceptional Pay and Premium-Free Family Health Insurance. Call 800-354-8945 before spots fill up. Sharkeydrivingjobs.com (INCN)
Limited time $500 Hire on Bonus OTR Drivers APU Equipped Pre-Pass EZ-pass passenger policy. 2012 & Newer equipment. 100% NO touch. 1-800-528-7825 (INCN)
Drivers: Inexperienced? Get on the Road to a Successful Career with CDL Training. Regional Training Locations. Train and WORK for Central Refrigerated (877) 369-7895 www.centraltruckdrivingjobs.com (INCN)
Drivers: OTR DRIVERS Sign On Bonus $1,000-$1,200. Up to 45 CPM Full-time Positions with Benefits! Pet Policy O/O’s Welcome! deBoer Transportation 800-825-8511 www.deboertrans.com (INCN)
Will do housekeeping in the La Porte City area. 319-493-5193   14-1-pd
This classified spot for sale. Advertise your product or recruit an applicant in over 250 Iowa newspapers! Only $300/week. Call this paper or 800-227-7636 www.cnaads.com (INCN)
DISH Network. Starting at $19.99/month (for 12 mos.) & High Speed Internet starting at $14.95/month (where available.) SAVE! Ask About SAME DAY Installation! CALL Now! 1-800-287-7516 (INCN)


Fostered on The Farm