Tag: 042314

Festival Parade to Follow Familiar Route

With less than two months before the 28th annual Festival of Trails Celebration, plans are underway to make La Porte City’s festival better than ever. The two-day event, following a longstanding tradition, will once again be held the Friday and Saturday prior to Father’s Day, June 13-14. This year, however, the Celebration will have a little competition to the north, with My Waterloo Days being held June 12-15, instead of Memorial Day weekend as in past years.
In 2014, the Festival of Trails Parade will return to a familiar time and route, beginning at 7 PM on Friday evening. Participants in the parade will follow the traditional route used prior to last year- lining up at Union High School and proceeding along Oak Street before turning right to travel the length of Main Street. One of the unique features in this year’s parade is the number of antique tractors that will make their way down Main Street. Parade organizers are looking for more antique tractors to join the lineup. Please call Bill Starr at 319-230-3857 for more information.
Prior to the parade, the Jesse Wasson, Woman of the Year and Business of the Year awards will be presented on Friday evening at 6 PM near the Main Street stage.
Other traditional Celebration favorites remain: Thunder Over La Porte City, the annual fireworks display, is set to go off on Friday evening, with Saturday night reserved in the event of rain. La Porte City Golf Club will host the ever popular Omelet Breakfast and Golf Tournament on Saturday. Union High School is where runners and walkers will begin their 5K journey. Walk, don’t run to the Gazebo on Saturday morning for the festive turtle races. One hour tram rides on the Cedar Valley Nature Trail are slated to be available from 10 AM – 3 PM on Saturday, as well. The Car Show will be on display at the City Park on Saturday afternoon, followed by the Car Cruise that evening. The Sing Me to Heaven Foundation will conduct their annual Duck Race on Saturday afternoon. Also making a return to La Porte City’s Main Street are Chainsaw Carvings, which will be auctioned off at 8 PM on Saturday, following two days of inspired chainsaw activities for all to enjoy.
The 2014 Festival of Trails promises to have plenty of entertainment to enjoy. Featured bands scheduled to appear on the Main Street stage include Urban Legend (Friday, 8 PM-Midnight), the Cedar Valley Big Band (Saturday, Noon-4 PM) and Brass Transit Authority (Saturday, 8 PM-Midnight). In addition to music, Hawkins Memorial Library will be the site of a family-friendly Magic Show, as professional magician Rick Eugene returns to La Porte City to entertain young and old alike.

Agency on Aging to Host One Mile Walk

May is Older Americans Month – to celebrate the strength and vitality of older Americans and to encourage healthy lifestyles Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging is hosting its 5th annual Older Americans Month one mile walk.
The walk will take place on Thursday, May 22 at the Union High School track in La Porte City. Check-in begins at 9:15 AM followed by a short program at 9:45; the walk will start at 10. The Older Americans Month Walk is FREE and open to all ages.
Register today! Get your registration in before May 2 to be guaranteed a T-shirt! Registration forms are available at the La Porte City Healthy Lifestyles Senior Center or register online at www.nei3a.og.
If you have questions, please call Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging at 319-272-2244 or toll free at 1-800-779-8707.

Brandon Goodwin Competes in State Geographic Bee

Brandon Goodwin, a seventh grader at Union Middle School, was one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2014 Iowa Geographic Bee. In early January, Brandon won the school-level bee at Union Middle School, where he competed against his fellow 7th and 8th grade classmates. He then took the state qualifying test and was one of the 100 students eligible to compete at the state-level Geography Bee.
The 2014 Iowa Geographic Bee was held at Northern Iowa University in Cedar Falls on April 4. Although Brandon did not advance to the national competition, he represented Union Middle School very well.

Letter to the Editor – Mike Isaacson

To the Editor:
Iowa’s Area Agencies on Aging are an excellent resource for helping individuals live well as they age in their communities. Through working collaboratively with older adults, caregivers, the communities in which they live, and public organizations, Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging along with the other Iowa Area Agencies on Aging help to foster positive aging. Each year Area Agencies on Aging save the state $473.9 million in Medicaid spending by supporting almost 9,000 Nursing Home care eligible people in their homes and hometowns.
Iowa’s Area Agencies on Aging have undergone many changes over the past couple years.  The legislature mandated a reorganization that reduced the number of Area Agencies on Aging from thirteen to six. This reorganization cost Area Agencies on Aging over $1 million.
While the legislature did not fund $2.9 million in unmet needs for Iowa’s most vulnerable seniors, the Area Agencies on Aging provided more than 44,000 people with congregate and/or home delivered meals. Approximately 10,000 people accessed needed services through Area Agencies on Aging such as transportation to appointments and meal sites.  Over 17,000 people were provided support through home and community based services.
Iowa’s Area Agencies on Aging continue to stay true to the mission to help older adults remain independent. But this doesn’t come without challenges. Even though the Area Agencies on Aging prove their ability to save the state money, the legislature cannot find the $1.3 million needed for Area Agencies on Aging to streamline and connect the states long-term care support system. The legislature is also refusing to find $600,000 to fund a state-wide Elder Abuse Resource and Referral system that protects Iowa’s seniors through the Area Agencies on Aging.
By supporting the Area Agencies on Aging you support great services that provide an amazing return on your investment.
Mike Isaacson, Chief Executive Officer
Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging

Classifieds – April 23, 2014

A very special thank you to Larry Fuson for cleaning my lawn. With Betty in the hospital, this took a lot of pressure off of me. You are definitely “A neighbor helping a neighbor.” Thanks and God bless!
Thank you to the La Porte City Police Department and Ambulance crew for the quick response in taking Betty to the hospital. Thanks again. Ron Morrison
After 21 years, I have decided to stop gardening. To all the fine folks who so faithfully supported me and the Market, I say thank you. Many friends were made and I will miss you all.  Bernie Oberhauser
A married couple with no children seeks to adopt.  Will be full-time mom & devoted dad.  Financial security.  Expenses paid.  Call/Text.  Patricia & Adam.  1-800-790-5260 (INCN)
CONTRACT SALESPERSON Selling aerial photography of farms on commission basis. $4,225.00 first month guarantee. $1,000-3,000 weekly proven earnings. Travel required. More info msphotosd.com or 877/882-3566 (INCN)
For Rent: Duplex with attached single garage. All appliances. No Smoking. No Pets. Call 319-540-6032.
Hdcp condo, Apt B, 505 Chestnut, LPC. $475/mo, no smoking no pets; prefer retirement people. Immediate possession. Call 319-239-5109.
Available May 15th, 2 BR Condo in LPC, Appliances furnished.  No Pets, No Smoking. Call 319-610-6362 for additional information.
Rehabbed unit available for rent. It is fully rehabbed with all new appliances which include a full sized washer and dryer in unit. Call now to set up an appointment for a Sneak Peak tour of a newly renovated unit ! Seniors 62+ handicap/disabled regardless of age. Rent based on 30% of adjusted income. Prairie Village of La Porte, 220 Valley Drive, La Porte City, Iowa. Phone: 319-342-3705. www.newburyliving.com  New Residents Receive $0 Security Deposit & $100 Pre-Paid Gift Card  This institution is an Equal Opportunity provider and employer.
14’ boat w/trolling motor (2 yrs. old) and 9 hp. motor (good condition). Jerry Weatherly – Call 319-342-2985.
WANTED: CDL-A truck driver to haul grain locally (La Porte City area). Truck provided. Call 239-9617.
Hiring Regional Class A CDL Drivers New Pay Package. Home Regularly, and $1500 Sign-On Bonus! Call: 1-888-220-1994 or apply at www.heyl.net (INCN)
Drivers: CDL-A Train and work for us! Professional, focused CDL training available. Choose Company Driver, Owner Operator, Lease Operator or Lease Trainer. (877) 369-7895 www.CentralTruckDrivingJobs.com (INCN)
Employment  Opportunities, Summer Recreation: The City of La Porte City is seeking applicants for a 3rd & 4th grade softball coach and assistant coach, and for a 5th & 6th grade baseball coach and assistant coach.  Coaches would be required to assist the Little League Directors with game coordination and field preparation, schedule and run practices, keep game stats and provide officials for each game.  Applications are available at City Hall, 202 Main Street, and will be accepted until noon on April 25, 2014. EOE www.lpcia.com
Positions Available at La Porte City Nursing & Rehab Center: • RN/LPN Part-Time, • PT or FT Certified Nursing Assistants. $1000 Sign-on Bonus!!! Flexible Schedules***Excellent Benefits***  Competitive Wages ***Generous Anniversary Bonus***  All Positions include every other weekend.*Also, Part-time position for Evening Dietary Aide/Cook. Apply in person at 1100 Hwy 218 North, La Porte City or online at www.careinititiatives.org (EOE/AA).
NOW HIRING C.N.A.  and Dietary Employees. Apply at Sunnycrest Nursing Center, 401 Crisman, Dysart.(319) 476-2400  All applicants for employment must pass a pre-employment drug test (EOE)
Hiring One Ton and 3/4 Ton Pickup trucks to deliver RV’s. 10¢/mile Sign-On Bonus, 4 Terminals & 8 Backhaul Locations. Call 866-764-1601 or www.foremosttransport.com (INCN)
Make Top Pay DRIVING FLATBED – Excellent Pay Package, BIG CPM + Benefits, 10,000 miles/month average. ALL late-model equipment. CDL-A, 1-Year OTR Required. 888.476.4860 www.chiefcarriers.com (INCN)
RIVER COUNTRY COOPERATIVE of South St. Paul, MN, is seeking a qualified CEO/General Manager. This is a successful retail / bulk energy, grain, agronomy and feed cooperative with sales of $140 million with multiple retail locations. Financial and personal management experience is required. Email: larry.fuller@chsinc.com or fax (888-653-5527) resume to: Larry Fuller, 5213 Shoal Drive, Bismarck ND 58503. (INCN)
INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS, HIGHEST PAY INCREASE EVER! USA Truck is proud to announce the highest pay increase EVER for Independent Contractors, making them one of the highest “real” pay packages offered today. For more information or to apply, call 866-545-2014 (INCN)
“Partners in Excellence” OTR Drivers APU Equipped Pre-Pass EZ-pass passenger policy. 2012 & Newer equipment. 100% NO touch. Butler Transport 1-800-528-7825 www.butlertransport.com (INCN)
SALES REPS WANTED to sell satellite TV & Internet. High commissions, Will train. Call 800-841-8768 (INCN)
Advertise your product or recruit an applicant in over 250 Iowa newspapers! Only $300/week. That is $1.18 per paper! Call this paper or 800-227-7636 www.cnaads.com (INCN)
Have you loaned someone money and they won’t pay you back? Let Mike BUY your promissory note! Sell your $5,000-$1,000,000 promissory note FAST for CASH today! www.getmikegetmoney.com 888-438-6453 (INCN)


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