‘Soups On Us’ Part III of IV

Mahaska Health Partnership has sponsored a four-part learning series called “Soups On Us,” which offers enlightening facts and motivational tips to encourage a healthier lifestyle. These events are scheduled from noon until 1 PM at the Mahaska County YMCA Conference Room. They are free and open to the public, however registration is required by calling 641-672-3303. “Healthy Sleep” is the session that’ll be held on Thursday, April 12.

Benefit Dinner for the Family of Deziray Harbour

On March 22, Deziray Harbour will go in for the first part of her two-part brain surgery. This benefit on March 17 is to help the parents of Deziray with expenses of traveling, possible hotel room stay, and food while she is in the hospital in Iowa City. The benefit will be held at the Iowa National Guard Armory in Oskaloosa from 5:00 – 9:00 PM. There will be homemade beef and noodles with mashed potatoes as well as desserts. There will also be a silent auction and several other ways to help out. DJ Brady Pace has volunteered his time for music.

Loebsack Representative Visits Oskaloosa

Congressman Dave Loebsack will have Brianna Dennison, Loebsack’s District Representative, in Oskaloosa on Thursday, March 15. Dennison will be at the Mahaska County Courthouse (third floor conference room) from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. She will be on hand to work with individuals who are having difficulty with a government agency, have suggestions for Dave, or would just like to share their concerns. Public invited.


Job Fair at U.S. Cellular Center

The U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids is hosting a Job Fair on Tuesday, Jan. 9 from 3-7 PM. Qualified applicants can apply, interview and get hired on the spot! Come prepared with 2 forms of ID and allow time to wait in line for on-site interviews. Please dress for success, come with a positive attitude, and be ready to discuss your skills. We have many Part-Time Openings at the U.S. Cellular Center, Paramount Theatre, McGrath Amphitheatre, and Cedar Rapids Ice Arena.

Central United Methodist Christmas Dinner

Central United Methodist Church invites you to join us for our annual Christmas Dinner on December 25th at noon. This is our gift to the community. If you are alone for Christmas; don’t want the bother of fixing a Christmas Dinner; or whatever, please feel free to join us for this holiday meal. Pork loin is on the menu, along with the usual fixings. While reservations are not necessary, they will be helpful for our meal planning.

In addition to our church dinner, we invite you to join us for any of our candlelight services on Christmas Eve at 4:30, 6:30 or 11:00 p.m. The 11:00 p.m. service will include an open communion service.

Central United Methodist Church is the large stone church at the corner of A Avenue and Market Street. Please call the church office at 641-672-2564 if you have any questions and to make reservations for the Christmas Dinner.

‘Bringing Baby Fowler Home’ Bake Sale & Silent Auction

Help Joe & Jessica Fowler raise funds for their journey of adoption. It is their wish to grow their family through adoption, and say that they feel it is “God’s plan for them to go down this path”.

What: Bake Sale & Silent Auction

When: Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 – 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (noon)

Where: Delta United Methodist Church, 301 East 3rd Street, Delta, Iowa

Coffee & Cider will be served.

They will be accepting any kind of donations for the silent auction up to the week of the event. Donations may be gift baskets, hand made crafts, gift cards, etc. Baked goods will be accepted the week of the event. Those who wish to make a donation may call or text Jessica at any time of the day by dialing 641-638-4950. You can also message her on Facebook.


Bussey Fire Department Community Blood Drive

The Bussey Fire Department will host a community blood drive from 3:00 to 6:30 PM on Wednesday, December 6, at the Bussey Community Center, located at 313 Fifth Street in Bussey. To donate, please contact PolliAnn Carlson at (641)944-5281 or visit www.bloodcenterimpact.org and use code 5231 to locate the drive.


MidWestOne Bank Hosts Blood Drive

On Friday, December 1, MidWestOne Bank in Oskaloosa will host a community blood drive from 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM, located at 222 First Ave E, inside of the “Group Meeting Room”. All donors will receive a free t-shirt.

To donate, please contact Missy Sneller at (641)673-8303 or visit www.bloodcenterimpact.org and use code 5049 to locate the drive.

Blood donation is a safe, simple procedure that takes about 45 minutes to one hour. Individuals with diabetes or controlled high blood pressure may be accepted as eligible donors.

2017 Holiday Craft & Vendor Fair

2017 Holiday Craft & Vendor Fair

Penn Central Mall, 200 High Avenue West, Oskaloosa

Saturday, November 25th  10 AM – 5 PM

Sunday, November 26th  12 PM – 4 PM

Come out and start your holiday shopping with us:

3CZ Crafts, Tastefully Simple, It Works. Norwex, Thrive, Unique Beads, Scentsy, Pampered Chef,  Walnut Hill Designs, Everwood Creations, Adorn Boutique, Tupperware, Thirty One, Pink Zebra, Usborne Books, Stephanie’s Paracord Accessories, Crafts by Heidi, English River Decoy Works, Lularoe, Young Living, J Will Designs, Grannie B’s Embroidery, Energy Lite, Damsel in Defense, Color Street, Ruby Ribbon, Bath Fitter, Maskcara Beauty, Mueller Chiropractic & Wellness, Jackie & Ruth Johnson, Do Terra, Kasal Kreations, Nu Skin, Yoli and many more!


Don’t forget about the…

FREE Holly Jolly Kids Festival on Saturday, November 25th from 11 am – 3 pm

Visit with SANTA 11 am – 2 pm

Free activities for kids including: make & take ornaments, Santa ring toss, snowball throw, build-a-snowman, Christmas bingo, ducks in snow, pin the nose on the snowman and cookie decorating.

Bring the family and the kids can play while you shop!


Stop in at the East Entrance table on November 25th & 26th to sign up for the FREE $10 coupon give-aways.  This coupon is good for $10 in items at any vendor table during the 2017 Holiday Craft & Vendor Show.  Tickets will be discarded at the end of each day, so stop in both days to sign up for a chance to win a FREE $10 coupon.

*Full details available at mall on the days of the Vendor & Craft Fair.


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