Tag: 092017

County Residents Encouraged to Recycle Toxic Materials

The Black Hawk County Solid Waste Management Commission will be partnering with the City of Cedar Falls to sponsor another electronics recycling and household hazardous materials drop-off event. All Black Hawk County residents are welcome to bring approved items from their homes and garages. Fees may apply.
The drop-off will be held on Saturday, September 23rd from 9 AM – 2 PM at the Cedar Falls Public Works Complex (2200 Technology Parkway). Follow the signs from the intersection of Hudson Road and Technology Parkway to the drop-off site. Volunteers will unload your items for you. For safety reasons, you must stay in your vehicle.
Approximately 60 volunteers (age 18 and older) are needed for this event. Another dozen volunteers are still needed for unloading TVs and computers. To volunteer, contact Tammy Turner at 266-TRAC (8722) or by email at tturner@co.black-hawk.ia.us.
Lawn chemicals, propane tanks, fluorescent light bulbs (compact and tube), old gasoline, mercury thermometers, and more will be accepted from Black Hawk County households.
Each vehicle/household can recycle two Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) containing computer monitors/televisions for free (including console TVs and older styles of TVs and computer monitors with the big bump in the back). Additional CRTs are $5 each. Please bring exact cash only.
Flat screen TVs/monitors, computer accessories, vacuums, holiday lights, game systems, VCR/DVD players, radios, humidifiers, and much more will be recycled at no cost. All hard drives will be shredded. A list of accepted items and associated fees can be found at the Black Hawk County Solid Waste Management Commission’s newly updated website http://www.WasteTrac.org/, on the Waste Trac Education Team’s Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/WasteTracEducationTeam/, or call 266-TRAC for details.
Please note: the following items will NOT be accepted at the event: paint, appliances (including microwaves, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, etc.), tires, motor oil, antifreeze, asbestos, ammunition, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, radioactive materials, or non-hazardous waste. Electronics waste and hazardous materials from businesses, churches, and schools will NOT be accepted during this event.

Make a Plan During National Preparedness Month

Wildfires, droughts, record-breaking heatwaves, tornados, flash floods, earthquakes, blizzards … When it comes to natural disasters, there’s not a lot we can control.  But during September’s National Preparedness Month, you and your family can ready yourselves for a disaster so you’re not caught unaware. 
“At Black Hills Energy, we plan and train so we’re ready whenever there’s an energy emergency,” said Tracy Peterson, Vice President of Black Hills Energy’s Iowa gas operations.  “And we want to help our customers make sure they’re prepared in an emergency situation, too.”
It can seem daunting to consider everything you need to do during a disaster. But with a little research and planning, you can be prepared no matter what Mother Nature hurls at you and your family.
Emergency Preparedness Resources


How to Prepare for a Natural Disaster

Prepare an emergency plan, and conduct an emergency drill with your family.
Prepare an evacuation plan for your home. 
Establish a place where you and your family can reunite.
Prepare and maintain an emergency preparedness kit with enough supplies to be self-sufficient for at least three days.

Natural Gas Safety Tips to Practice 
For any of the following, call Black Hills Energy’s 24-hour emergency toll-free number at 800-694-8989:

Natural gas is odorized to smell like rotten eggs. If you detect a rotten egg smell, leave your house immediately and call 911 or the number above.
Don’t move natural gas appliances on your own. Call a licensed professional to be sure appliances are handled safely.
Always call 811 before you dig: It’s free, it’s safe and it’s the law.

La Porte City Garage Sales – September 24, 2017

Zone A
5442 Miller Creek Rd. Multi-Family Sale Fri. 8-7 & Sat. 8-2. Boys clothes newborn-9 mos. & 6-8, womens and mens clothing, jr-adult, jewelry, twin headboard & frame, household items, horse tack & saddles, lots of misc!
12909 Hess Rd. 3-Family Sale Sat. 9-2. Liquidating small online antique business, includes: crocks, jugs, vintage tins, etc. , also adult and children’s clothing, and household miscellaneous.
117 Palmer Dr. Estling Thu. 5-7, Fri. 5-7 & Sat. 7:30-3. Girls clothes NB-4, 8-10, shoes, Thirty-One, Scentsy warmers, household, scrapbooking, crafts, toys, glassware, some adult clothes, lots of misc., three family sale!
Zone B
14 Bruce Ln. Dick & Dee Hutton Fri. Noon-5 & Sat. 8-Noon. Multi-Family Sale – Downsizing, some tools, weed whacker, lots of misc.
17 Bruce Ln. Alderman, Hedeman, Larison Fri. Noon-6 & Sat. 7-Noon. Clothes- boys newborn to 12 mo., girls 2T-4T, girls size 10, womens S/M to plus, Mens L/XL. Love seat, kitchen items, bikes, 42” Agri-fab lawn sweeper, 7” Craftsman 2½hp hand saw, childrens books, home decor and much more!
20 Bruce Ln. Multi-Family Fri. 9-5 & Sat. 8-2. Girls size 2T-14/16, boys 2T-14/16, mens S-XL, lots of household goodies, crafts and antiques.
108 Valley Dr. Foster Fri. Noon-6 & Sat. 8-2. Folding book shelf (60”x30”), TV cabinet (5’x4½’) w/storage, ladies “easy mount” 7 speed bike, outdoor smoker w/2 propane tanks, stained glass items, plus misc. items – very reasonable prices.
207 Valley Dr.  Sat. 8-1. Pictures, dishes, tools and much more.
208 Valley Dr. McFarland  Fri. 9-4 & Sat. 8-1. 6’ corner hutch, kitchen table, cast iron skillets, shelves, range hood (new in box), 2 bikes, many new items and much more!
114 Pleasant Dr. Crooks Thu. 3-7, Fri. 7-4 & Sat. 7-Noon. Jr girls’ small to Ladies large (casual to very dressy), Mens L-XL, many decorations for ALL season (some from Basket of Daises, Calico Hen), complete set of china including many serving dishes, tablecloths, napkins & placemats. All items are priced to sell – many will be 1/2 price on Sat.
115 Pleasant Dr. Jewett Fri. 3-5 & Sat. 8:30-1. Springform pan, juicer, mens & womens sweatshirts, shirts, blouses, slacks, books, purses, flower pots, candles, coats, puzzles and more!
206 Case Rd. Harkness Fri. 3-7 & Sat. 8-2. Egg rolls, crab rangoon, pancit, fried rice (we take orders), kids clothes and miscellaneous.
105 Primrose Ln. Multi-Family Sale Fri. Noon-6 & Sat. 8-Noon. 2T girls clothes, 6-7 girls clothes, 8-10 boys clothes, women’s clothes, games, toys, housewares, crib, pack ‘n play, high chair, toddler bed, wagon and much more.
Zone C
705 Commercial St. Fri. 3:30-7 & Sat. 7-5.  Antique furniture, antique wordworking tools, 10 Coleman lanterns, 100+ old fishing reels, walnut and oak lumber, 4 large carpenters’ tool chests, 20 Stanley woodworking planes. Six storage units to unload- lots of collectibles.
407 Bishop Ave. Thu. 8-7, Fri, 8-7 & Sat. 8-Noon. Boys clothes 4-7, girls clothes 4-10/12, toys, misc.
105 Iowa St. Brown  Sat. 8-1. Furniture, kitchen items, misc. items.
501 Poplar St.  Fri. 8-? & Sat. 8-?. Baby clothes, women and men’s clothes – S-4X, tables of odds and ends.
808 Monroe St. Large Multi-Family Sale Fri. 1-5, Sat. 7-2. Newborn-2T boys clothing (name brand: Carter’s, Target, Old Navy), baby items, toys, jrs & womens clothing, maternity clothing, mens clothing, prom & homecoming dresses, home decor, household items and more!
1015 E. Main St. Sherwood Thu. 4-7, Fri. 9-4 & Sat. 9-1. Large 3-Family Sale. Mens and ladies clothes and coats, small boys toys, flower pots and LOTS of miscellaneous.
802 Lincoln Dr. Sadler Thurs. 2-5, Fri. 8-5 & Sat. 8-12. Girls clothing 3T-6 and L/XL, Boys 6-10, men’s and women’s clothing and shoes, decor – including John Deere items, John Deer twin comforter, toys, holiday decorations. Zone D  304 3rd St.  Brighton Sat. 9-3.  0-2T boys clothing/shoes, men’s clothing 2XL, women’s clothing S-XL, couch, changing table, crib that converts to toddler bed, medicine cabinet, misc. household, 8” thru-wall fan with switch.
5242 Hwy. V37 “Barn Sale” on Saturday. Good junk at good prices!

Covenant Home Health Announces Flu Shot Clinics

• Tues.Sept. 26 & Thur. Oct. 5 4-6 PM   Covenant Medical Center, Waterloo  Outpatient & Women’s Center   (use entrance on south end & register at main desk on 2nd floor)
• Wed. Sept. 27 4-6 PM   Sartori Memorial Hospital, Cedar Falls  Foundation Conference Room
Covenant Home Health will sponsor influenza vaccine clinics for the community on various days, times, and locations. Covenant Home Health can bill Medicare and most major health insurance companies for family members or the public. There will be no flu mist this year. The CDC has concluded flu mist is ineffective.
Covenant Home Health is not able to give the vaccine to Medicaid recipients younger than 19 years of age due to the free Vaccines For Children program. Flu shots are also offered at Covenant Family Pharmacy, La Porte City Pharmacy, and Jesup Pharmacy. Head to wheatoniowa.org/flu for more information.

Brandon Methodist Church to Host Fall Supper, Bazaar

 Brandon United Methodist Church will host its annual Fall Supper and Bazaar on Saturday, September 23 in Brandon. The meal, consisting of homemade chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes and gravy, squash, green beans, salad bar and dessert, will be served from 4:30-7:30 PM. Cost is $9 for adults, $4 for children ages 5-12 and children ages 4 and under eat for free.
The bazaar will feature locally made crafts, baked goods and produce. Everyone is invited to attend.


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