April 24 set for Hawarden Ambulance chicken meal fundraiser

Posted April 16, 2015 at 6:24 pm

By Steve Peterson

The Hawarden Volunteer Ambulance Association will be hosting its 31st Annual Chicken Supper Friday, April 24.

Dinner will be served 5 – 8 p.m. at the Hawarden Community Center. The meal will be prepared by Pro Sport Bistro Catering.

Tickets cost $10 per person. Children under age five are free with a paying adult.

The chicken dinner is the primary fundraiser each year for the Hawarden Ambulance Association. Proceeds are used to update equipment and to advance the staff’s training level.

The Hawarden Ambulance Association now has a full-time director, Cathy Bushby.

“With your support and contributions over the

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    By Steve Peterson

    Vision Care Clinic PC is now offering optometry services in the offices of Dr. Kathleen Keltz’s former practice in Hawarden, at 605 Ninth St.

    April 7 was their first day.

    Dr. Scott Beecher is the lead optometrist there, coming from Sioux City twice a week: Tuesday afternoons and all day Wednesdays. Shannon Nohava will staff the front desk every day.

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    By Steve Peterson

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    The loan is a 19-year loan through 2034.

    Mike Maloney, of E. A. Davidson Inc. Underwriters, presented the Bond Purchase Agreement for the sale of Electric Revenue Bonds on April 8.

    Councilors voted 4-0 to

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    God Squad’s Easter Egg Hunt proves fun for all Saturday

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    Join Hawarden librarians in celebrating Library Week

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    Val Haverals

    Celebrate National Library Week with the Hawarden Public Library on April 12 – 18.

    This year’s theme is “Unlimited Possibilites @ Your Library!”

    The week begins with the librarians participating in a literary event for the young child sponsored by WeeCare. On Monday, April 12, librarians will be at the Hawarden Community Center from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Make sure to stop by

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    News from Alcester-Hudson by Tim Rhead

    I know I’m a little late on this one but I’d like to wish everyone a very Happy Easter. Hopefully, everyone was able to spend some time with their families and get a little rest. We traveled to my wife’s nephew’s place near Conde, S.D. This was the first time I’ve been to that part of the state. It was a nice area and many people had already been in the fields up there. I think it’s a little dryer up that way so they were able to get in the fields quicker.

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    by Steve Peterson

    Graham Forbes of Williams & Company Certified Public Accountants presented the Fiscal Year 2013-2014 audit March 23.

    “We have audited the school for the last several years. The gist of the audit process is for us to give an opinion on the school’s financial statements. The opinion states in our opinion, the financial statements contained in this document are fairly presented in all material respects, the respective financial position of the governmental activities. That is an unmodified

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    This year the Jazz Choir earned a rating of “Excellent” for their performance.

    The choir performed “One Note Samba,” “Drive My Car” and “Blue

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    Bushby set to serve as Hawarden ambulance director

    By Steve Peterson

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    “Our staff is just glad to have it over and move forward on a united front,” said Bushby, approved to be director at the March 25 city councilors’ meeting.

    One goal Bushby

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    To register for the Foot Care Clinic, sign up on the sheet at the message board in the

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