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Community Non-Profit Organizations Can Enlist Farmer Support to Apply for Chance to Win $2,500 Donation PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Randy Myers   
Monday, 08 February 2010 08:54

Deadline Nearing for America’s Farmers Grow Communities  ProjectTo Help Communities During Tough Economy


ST. LOUIS (Feb. 5, 2010) – In this tough economic climate, fundraising can be particularly challenging for many non-profit organizations. But now, agricultural youth groups as well as civic organizations across Iowa can enlist support from local farmers to win a $2,500 award. The application process for farmers is simple. With the deadline fast approaching, they just need to visit www.growcommunities.com and fill out a short form by Feb. 28, 2010.


The America’s Farmers Grow Communities  Project is a pilot program that enables farmers throughout Iowa and in parts of Arkansas and Missouri to enter a local agricultural organization or other non-profit community group to win a donation. Monsanto Company, the program sponsor, will award one $2,500 donation in each of the eligible counties, which include all 99 Iowa counties amounting to nearly $250,000 in statewide funding.


“Although only farmers can submit an award application, we’re also encouraging eligible community organizations to approach farmers they know to ask to be entered,” said John Raines, Monsanto Vice President of Customer Advocacy. “From looking at the entries coming in, we are impressed by the diversity of very worthwhile community groups that are important to Iowa farmers.”


Ag youth organizations, such as 4-H and FFA, account for many of farmer entries received to date. Other community groups also receiving a high number of entries include schools, libraries, fire departments and emergency medical services, economic development groups, hospitals and community centers.


To participate, Iowa farmers must be age 21 and over and be actively engaged in farming a minimum of 250 acres of corn and/or soybeans. The application period runs through Feb. 28, 2010. The program is open to all qualifying farmers, and there is no purchase requirement.


Farmers can apply online or request a copy of the official rules of the award program at www.growcommunities.com, by calling 1.877.267.3332 or by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to America’s Farmers Grow Communities Project, 914 Spruce St., St. Louis, Mo. 63102.

 
Annual Super Sunday Sale - Sunday, February 7th, 12 to 3 p.m. PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jamie Sons   
Tuesday, 02 February 2010 08:58

The American Cancer Society’s Discovery Shop in Cumberland Square invites you to bargain shop for a cause! Sunday, February 7th will be our annual super clearance sale EVERYTHING in the store will be half price.

Mark you calendars and stop in to grab all of the bargains that you can find and be back home long before the big game starts. We are clearing out the floor to make room for all of the new and beautiful donations that we have recently been receiving. With the new things that we will be putting out on the floor starting Monday, February 8th the bargains will continue long after the game is over.

The Discovery Shop is an upscale resale shop selling gently used items donated by the community and staffed by over 100 volunteers. All clothing is cleaned and ironed before it is sold and dry cleaning is donated by Burke’s Dry Cleaners. Proceeds go to the American Cancer Society for cancer research, education, patient services and advocacy.

Donations are accepted anytime the shop is open and a tax receipt is always available. Hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 am to 5 pm., Thursday from 10 am to 7 pm., and Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm.

 
Valentine's Day "Dad & Daughters" Dinner & Dance at Camp Courageous PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Charlie Becker   
Monday, 01 February 2010 13:27

Monticello, IA—Camp Courageous is planning a “Dad & Daughters” dinner and dance. This special event is scheduled on Valentine’s Day, Sunday, February 14, 2010 in the camp’s main lodge.

The evening begins with arrival at 5 p.m., followed by dinner served at 5:30 pm and dancing until 7:30 pm. Musical entertainment will feature selections sure to please both Dad and his Daughter(s) as they enjoy a unique evening together.

Tickets for the event are available for $25.00 a couple and $10.00 for each additional daughter.  Tickets need to be purchased in advance. For tickets or more information contact Sharon Roller at (319-465-5916 Extension 2200) or June Fellinger at Treasured Weddings (319-480-0952).  All proceeds for this event goes to benefit over 5,000 campers with special needs who visit Camp Courageous each year.

Camp Courageous is a recreational and respite care facility for individuals with disabilities.  It is run on donations, without government support, without paid fundraisers, and without formal sponsorship.

 
Call for Entries PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jane Fraser   
Tuesday, 26 January 2010 12:25

Stuttering Foundation's 19th Annual Media Awards Competition; New Category Recognizes Internet Media

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Stuttering Foundation announces it will recognize journalists for the 19th consecutive year for excellence in reporting that furthers the understanding of this complex disorder.

“We are happy to announce these awards to further public awareness of stuttering,” said Jane Fraser. “Media coverage has grown substantially in volume and sensitivity in recent years. We want to continue recognizing outstanding reporters.”

The 19th annual Stuttering Foundation Awards will be given to journalists in three categories: print, electronic media (radio and TV), and Internet (Web sites, blogs, and electronic publications). They will recognize news stories that:

• Advanced the public’s understanding of stuttering;

• Introduced information on stuttering to a significant new audience.

Journalists are invited to submit copies, DVDs, and printed Web/blog pages of their news items to the Stuttering Foundation, P.O. Box 11749, Memphis, TN 38111-0749. All entries must have been published or aired between Jan. 1, 2009, and April 20, 2010. All entries must be received by April 30, 2010. There is no charge to enter this competition.

In addition to a public announcement of the Award recipients, each honoree will receive a cash award of $250.00 from the Foundation.

The nonprofit Stuttering Foundation that has worked toward the prevention and improved treatment of stuttering since 1947.  For more information, call 800-992-9392 or visit www.stutteringhelp.org.

 
STARS IN FLIGHT PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kim Hatfield   
Monday, 25 January 2010 16:28

Stars in Flight is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping our youth feel more connected to our community through the art of music.

This new community project wil make a positive impact in kids' lives and will help them take pride in the Quad Cities and themselves. We will be capturing history and showcasing the Quad Cities in a live musical performance that includes ballet, dance groups, show choirs, jugglers, clowns, gymnasts and many vocalists and muscians.

If you live in the Quad Cities or surrounding towns you can get involved from the ground up on this project. A new board of directors is being formed and adults are needed to oversee this project. If you are passionate about music, photography and videotaping, have skills in directing shows or choreography, or are passionate about retaining youth, please consider getting involved. If you are in charge of a performing arts group, please consider having your group select a song and be in the show.

The public is invited to stop in for more information at our next meeting scheduled for February 10th at the Davenport library from 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.

We believe that all kids should have the opportunity to be a part of this project. If you are passionate about helping at-risk kids, please contact us.

For more information, please call Kim Hatfield at 563-940-1679 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 
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