We are located in the Broadway Place Annex (105 Broadway Place) in Anamosa, IA on the lower level. When you come up the driveway, continue to follow the drive that goes behind the building and follow the signs for the Jones County Volunteer Center.
The Jones County Points Program is an incentive-based program in which families can earn points for attending appointments and doing activities that encourage positive parenting and healthy behaviors. Points the parents/guardians earn can be used to “purchase” items for the child(ren), basic hygiene items, or household necessities.
Join us for a workshop on pig selection and feeding/nutrition. This workshop will be held in the meeting room of the Jones County Extension and Outreach Office. Do not bring your animals to this workshop. RSVP's are due to Shawnee at email@example.com by February 25th.
Better Angels: Reuniting America is a 50-minute documentary which chronicles the experiences of 8 Democratic-leaning voters and 7 Republican-leaning voters participating in a Better Angels Red/Blue workshop in southwest Ohio in April 2017. It shows the participants moving from initial skepticism to more profound understanding and empathy. Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 7 PM – 9 PM Anamosa Library and Learning Center, 600 E 1st Street Anamosa, IA 52205 United States
7 March 2020 7pm - 11pm at the Legionnaire Ballroom. Dancing to Country Traditions. Legion bar and Auxiliary kitchen will also be open. Oxford Junction Fireman's Dance
The Monticello School District Foundation is excited to announce the annual Pep Rally & Class Reunions which will be held Saturday, March 7, 2020. Doors open at 5:30 pm at the Berndes Center.
It’s a celebration of the strength of our school, the resiliency of our community, and the drive to ensure our children have the best opportunities possible. This year’s theme is “2020 MCSD: Seeing the Future Clearly”.
This year we will be recognizing the classes of ‘40, ‘50, ‘60, ‘70, ‘80, ‘90, ’00, and ‘10.
Casual dress—wear what you would to a Monticello Pep Rally!
Tickets are $25 and are available from any Foundation Board Member or at any Monticello School Office. Please consider this note an invitation to purchase a ticket and attend this enjoyable event in support of the children of the Monticello Community School District. If you are interested in donating an item or items for either the silent or live auction, they may be dropped off at the District Office, 711 South Maple Street, between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM Monday through Friday. Debit & credit cards will be accepted at the Pep Rally.
Discover the Monticello School Foundation; the ability to help, the passion to deliver.
HACAP Mobile Food Pantry in Onslow 10 March 2020. Time & location
Area residents of Anamosa, IA will have the chance to see one of Iowa’s premier performing arts organizations when OPERA Iowa, Des Moines Metro Opera’s educational touring troupe, arrives on Monday, March 16th to present a two-hour version of Mozart’s masterpiece, The Magic Flute (sung in English), at The Ellen Kennedy Fine Arts Center at 7:00 PM . More information on ticket pricing coming soon!
HACAP Mobile Food Pantry 19 March 2020. Time & location for Anamosa
HACAP Mobile Food Pantry 23 March 2020 in Monticello. Time & location
The Jones County Extension and Outreach office is looking to hire a temporary summer internship position starting in May and ending in August. If interested in applying please send cover letter, resume and references to Jennifer Fischer at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 9th. POSITION: ISU Extension & Outreach Summer Program Intern Jones County Extension and Outreach Office, Monticello, Iowa POSITION May to August 2020 AVAILABLE: (some flexibility with starting and ending dates) TERMS OF Temporary Summer Position EMPLOYMENT: Maximum40 hours/week some weeks will be around 30 hours Monday – Friday (some evening/weekend work required) Salary $10/hour Mileage reimbursement, will be at the current Jones County Extension Rate JOB 1. Assist with and provide support for the organization/operation of county 4-H/Youth summer DESCRIPTION: activities and events, including, but not limited to: 4-H communications event; 4-H clothing event; county fair 4-H/FFA F.A.S.T. and livestock events; 4-H Jr. Camp and Summer Discovery Camp. 2. Be readily available to assist with 4-H/FFA and other youth programming during the Great Jones County Fair (July 20-26, 2020). 3. Take lead on the packing, data entry, event logistics, media reporting for designated county fair shows/events. 4. Assist with the planning, preparation and facilitation of other summer youth educational programs throughout Jones County. 5. Supervise children in activities/programs and ensure their safety. 6. Assist as needed with regular office duties; including paperwork, data entry, customer service and answering phones. 7. Assist with leadership and training for youth and volunteers. 8. Attend in-service training(s) when necessary. 9. Submit records of program participation/evaluation; submit timesheet and travel reimbursement, etc. as required to Supervisor. 10. Maintain regular contact with county Extension and Outreach staff. 11. Perform other duties as assigned under supervision, as required for successful operation. QUALIFICATION: 1. High school diploma. Education beyond preferred. 2. Knowledge of 4-H community club program preferred. 3. Ability to use computer for data entry and word processing. 3. Demonstrated interest and ability to work with youth. 4. Demonstrated responsibility and leadership skills. 5. Ability to communicate with youth, parents, and Extension professionals. 6. Access to reliable transportation, across the county. SUPERVISOR: Jennifer Fischer, Jones County Extension Director email@example.com 319.465.3224 office
Did you know that clothing can make you sick, break your bones, and even kill you? It's true! It can even make drive you mad! Find out how at Fashions To Die For - Really! at the Anamosa Library at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, March 31st.
Speaker Historian Kathy Wilson, B.A., M.A., takes a look at 18th- and 19th-century fashions and the deadly secrets hiding behind those fabulous looks, and tackles some of those urban myths, too, including whether it was possible for Scarlet O'Hara to have an 18-inch waist!
A professional historian and educator, Kathy Wilson believes learning about the past can be fun as well as interesting. To prove that point, she draws on more than 20 years of experience to create programs that engage and entertain as well as educate her audiences.
Refreshments served by the Friends of the Anamosa Library. This program is free, but donations to the Friends of the Library are appreciated.
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 12 PM – 1 PM Central Park Center Junction, Iowa 52212
April Designated to Raise Awareness of the Importance of Public Health
According to the American Public Health Association’s website, “… every year chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes are responsible for millions of premature deaths…Catching and preventing these illnesses and incidents before they develop are the key to improving our nation’s health.
Screenings are fast, painless and affordable. Three key tests check for blocked carotid arteries, an irregular heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation, and high blood pressure, which are the three leading risk factors for stroke. Strokes are the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S., yet, with preventive strategies, 80% of strokes can be prevented.
Other tests check for abdominal aortic aneurysms and hardening of the arteries in the legs. A bone density screening to assess osteoporosis risk is also offered and is appropriate for both men and women. Many events also offer blood tests, including cholesterol, glucose and c-reactive protein screenings, as well as take-home colon cancer early detection tests.
Screening packages start at $139 (a $10 package discount is available when you register via the method(s) below). Single tests cost around $70.
Come out and help support Animal Welfare Friends and our Shelter by taking home some delicious baked goods!
We will also have t-shirts, candles, and pet-inspired handmade items available at the sale!
If you would like to contribute baked goods for the sale, please contact Candy (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you would like to help set up, please come by at 7:30.
RAGBRAI is coming to Anamosa Click the linkHEREfor more details
Great news for the Oxford Junction Community! "Four Iowa communities were among 29 across the state to receive $2.9 million in funding to rejuvenate their downtown areas. Receiving grants of $100,000 each were: Hills (population 703, Johnson County) for the Old 218 building remodel project. Oxford Junction (population 496, Jones County) for the Broadway building. Shellsburg (population 983, Benton County) for Shellsburg Historic Bank. Williamsburg (population 3,139, Iowa County) for the Williamsburg Community Room & Visitor Rentals. Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg were on hand to recognize the award-winning communities. The grants, $100,000 per community, assist with the redevelopment or rehabilitation of buildings to stimulate economic growth and reinvestment".