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Wednesday, December 7, 2016
New Market Fire Department purchases cold water rescue suits
     New Market Fire Department purchased two ice rescue suits along with a rescue sling and bag, and 300 feet of rope. The purchase was made possible by a Taylor County Endowment grant that was received earlier this year.
Donations of deer hides help to provide gloves for disabled veterans
     Hardin American Legion Post in Bedford will be assisting in delivering deer hides this holiday season to help disabled veterans. Maryville Lodge 760 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks joined in the effort as part of national Veterans Leather Program.
The Bedford Area Chamber kicked off the holiday season on Saturday with a visit from Santa, Christmas caroling in the courtyard, followed by the lighting of the large Christmas tree in front of the courthouse.
Tags now available on Caring Tree
     The last of the tags were put on the tree, Friday, December 2nd. Gifts may be brought into the center anytime now, and hopefully all in by the 12th. Please use gift bags if possible, and tags must be attached for family grouping.
     Families will be contacted to come in and pick up their gifts, when all the gifts for the members in their household arrive in the center. No gifts will be ready for pickup until after the 19th of December. If you have any questions, please call 712-523-3144.

Iowa schools and communities encouraged to order free seedlings now for spring
     Iowa schools and communities are reminded that free seedlings will be available to them again this spring through the DNR’s Trees for Kids program. Each school building and community may order one free packet consisting of 200 bare-root seedlings, 50 each of four selected species.