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Neighbors Growing Together | Aug 17, 2018

IHCC roundtable; Mandatory Reporter training; Access Energy scholarships; Gandy completes training; TSC celebrates pets

Aug 06, 2018

IHCC holding roundtable

Indian Hills Community College will be holding a free professional development course in conjunction with a community roundtable from 1-4 p.m. Thursday at the Jefferson County Service Center.

The event, facilitated by IHCC President Marlene Sprouse, is designed to help IHCC learn more about the needs you are experiencing in your business and community. The first hour will be dedicated to open discussion, with attendees doing most of the talking. Indian Hills is connected to many resources and wants to make sure that all community members and businesses are using the ones that are a good fit for them.

The rest of the afternoon will feature a free professional development session. The topic is Basics of Social Media Marketing. Alex Goerdt, associate professor in the Interactive Media Technology program at IHCC, will give an overview of the most relevant social media platforms and the pros and cons of using them for a business.

Registration is due by Tuesday to Ashley Moyer at ashley.moyer@indianhills.edu or 641-683-5227.


Mandatory Reporter Training set

Milestones Area Agency on Aging is offering an adult/elder abuse Mandatory Reporter Training from 1-3 p.m. Friday at the Fairfield Senior Citizen Center.

This class fulfills the mandatory reporter training requirements necessary for elder care providers/employees.

The public is invited as it is a good source of information.

There is no cost to attend the training but reservations are necessary. To reserve a spot, call 641-684-1006.

For every case of reported dependent adult/elder abuse, another 24 go unreported. Dependent adult/elder abuse is on the rise and in all types of cases such as emotional, financial, physical and social abuse plus neglect. There is more need than ever to learn how to protect older and dependent adults and to help ensure that everyone can grow older safely.


Access Energy awards scholarships

Access Energy Cooperative recently awarded seven area high school graduates, including Canyon Decker of Brighton, with $1,500 scholarships.

Canyon Decker, son of Marcy Boddard, plans to attend Indian Hills Community College to pursue a career in machine technology.

Other scholarship recipients are: Brooke Stout of Washington, Iowa, Jacob Lowe and Jordan Magnani of Mt. Pleasant, Samuel Loyd and Devon Lybarger of New London, and Rylee Reid of Burlington.

Access Energy Cooperative awards six $1,500 scholarships each year, two in each of its three districts. The parents or guardians of the applicant must be members of Access Energy Cooperative. Winners are chosen based on their academics, achievements, community involvement, and a submitted essay.


Gandy completes city government training

Paul Gandy, Fairfield City Council member, is among a small group of city officials from across the state to be recognized for their participation in the 2017-2018 Municipal Leadership Academy.

The workshop series is conducted every-other-year after the regular municipal elections and is the only training opportunity that gives city officials in Iowa a broad-based look at the many aspects of city government. Topics covered during the workshops included council meeting procedures, city budgeting and economic development.

Gandy and other MLA graduates will be recognized for their accomplishment during an awards ceremony Sept. 13 at the Iowa League of Cities Annual Conference & Exhibit in Council Bluffs. Over 500 city officials attended parts of the MLA workshops; however, to graduate an official needs to attend three out of the four MLA sessions.

MLA offers a comprehensive overview of municipal government and is presented by staff of the Iowa League of Cities and the Office of State and Local Government Programs at Iowa State University Extension.

MLA participants demonstrate a commitment to leadership worthy of special recognition; often taking time out of their personal lives to attend trainings on evenings and weekends.


Tractor Supply celebrating pets

Tractor Supply Company in Fairfield is dedicating the month of August to showing its appreciation for animals with “Out Here With Animals,” its monthlong event for animals of all kinds and the people who care for them.

A monthlong pet supplies drive is underway. Customers are invited to show their support for the Fairfield animal shelter community by dropping off new sealed food, toys, cleaning supplies and other essential pet accessories such as beds, scratching posts, leashes and bowls to be donated to local shelters.

A pet adoption event is planned Aug. 25. Local animal organizations interested in participating can sign up online at www.TractorSupply.com/EventPartners or by contacting the Fairfield Tractor Supply. Registration closes Aug. 22.

Tractor Supply is shining a spotlight on animal organizations through the return of its Rescue Your Rescue contest. The retailer will donate a total of $25,000 in grants to 10 animal nonprofits that deserve a boost. Customers can nominate their favorite shelters through Wednesday at TractorSupply.com/PhotoContest.

Out Here With Animals events are open to the public and leashed, friendly animals. Contact the Fairfield Tractor Supply store for more details.

For advice on raising pets and other animals, visit TractorSupply.com/KnowHow and follow Tractor Supply on Facebook and Instagram.

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