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Shooting Sports; American Legion Auxiliary; Wit & Wisdom

Jan 13, 2014


Jefferson County Shooting Sports will meet from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds Activity Building.

The members will be participating in archery and pellet gun activities.

For information about the club, contact Jefferson County 4-H Youth Coordinator Courtney Taglauer by calling 472-4166 or emailing ctag@iastate.edu.




The Fairfield American Legion Auxiliary Unit 47 will have its first 2014 meeting at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Fairfield VFW Hall.

Anyone wishing further information about the meeting or the American Legion Auxiliary 47 can contact Darlene Vorhies at 472-4449.




Wit & Wisdom Club held its first meeting of the new year at the headquarters of Cambridge Investment Research Inc.

Hosts for the evening were Pete and Kathy Tollenaere, assisted by Karin Hauring and Dave and Sheri Neff.

Club President Ray Woody called the meeting to order at 7 p.m. As the first order of business, he asked Secretary Sue Long to call the roll and then to read the minutes of the two previous meetings. The minutes of the previous meetings were approved as read. Treasurer Jerry Long then gave a report.

Being no further business, Woody turned the meeting over to Robert Glocke, program chairman for the evening.

Glocke introduced Peggy Fisher and Gary Gagnon, officers of Cambridge, who provided a history of the organization and an explanation of its work.

According to Fisher and Gagnon, the company began in 1999 in a small office overlooking the Fairfield square. By the time it moved into the two buildings it now occupies along Pleasant Plain Road, it was operating in seven separate locations downtown.

The company now employes 540 people in Fairfield and serves approximately 2,500 brokers nationwide.

As its name implies, the company is in the business of supplying brokers with investment research, advice and record keeping. One of its main goals is to aid independent brokers and financial planners in growing and developing their own businesses.

The company employes many college graduates, but it also hires many noncollege graduates and offers them an extensive educational program by which they can earn the various licenses needed to advance in the financial business. The second building of the two at the Pleasant Plain Road location is largely devoted to the educational program. It was noted a great many of the employees are from the Fairfield area.

The presentation was followed by a tour of the two buildings, which are connected by an underground walkway.

Plans for a third building are completed, but a starting date for construction has not been determined as yet.

The meeting concluded with the serving of light refreshments by the hosts and assistants.

The next meeting is scheduled for Feb. 14.

— submitted by Robert Tree, Wit & Wisdom Club member



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