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December 20, 2012

Positively Pella Community Calendar of Events

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CANCELLED/POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER: December 20 Visit Santa on the Square!  

The snow storm has Santa hard at work to finish everything by Christmas Eve, so he has canceled his visit to the Windmill in Pella's Central Park this evening.  He wants to let all boys and girls know that he will be back in Pella on Christmas Eve!

 




CANCELLED/POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER: December 20 Pella Historical Village presents Christmas Walk Evening Tour
Try something new by enjoying something historic this holiday season! The Pella Historical Village's Christmas Walk Evening Tour will be held from 5:30 to 8 pm on Thursday December 20. The Historical Village is beautifully lit for the season, especially at night, walk through and enjoy the scenery. Will also have bell ensemble and harp ensemble concerts at 6:30 and 7:30; dessert buffet served all evening. Free for Pella Historical Members, guest admission is $3. Please enter at the Wyatt Earp House, 507 Franklin.





December 24 Nine Lessons and Carols Christmas Eve Service

Come enjoy a traditional and enriching Christmas Eve Service, based on the historic Nine Lessons and Carols service at King's College chapel, Cambridge, England.  Hear the Story once more, sing the songs again, as we celebrate the story of Messiah's birth, the Word made flesh. Children are VERY welcome. 6:30-7:30 pm. Located at the Old St. Mary's building, 1203 Peace Street. Contact Christ the Redeemer Church, 641-628-1305, with questions. www.redeemerpella.org.






December 25: Merry Christmas




December 25 Free Community Meal

Christmas Day at Excite-A-Bowl in Pella. Continuous serving on drop-in basis from 11-12:30. RSVP please to 641-204-1970.





December 26-30 Christmas Tree Pickup

City offers curbside collection of Christmas trees. Christmas trees will be picked up December 26th through December 31st. Three additional days for pick up will be offered on January 2nd, 9th and 16th. Trees must be placed at curb by 7:00am on pick up day. All trees must be able to go through the chipper which means they must be unwrapped, free from plastic bags, wire, nails and stands. Trees that do not meet these requirements WILL NOT be picked up. Christmas wreaths and roping with wire will be collected as normal household waste if placed within a closed tote.
 


December 27-29 Holiday Hoops Contest

Basketball camp and contest for kids! Each days boys and girls camp practices are 8:30-9:30 am for grades K-2, 9:30-11 am grades 3-5 , 11 am-1 pm grades 6-8. Practices held at Work Systems Rehab & Fitness. T-shirt included, prizes and awards for contest winners. Daily 3 on 3 games. Cost is $39 for all 3 days. Register online at shoot-it.com.





December 27 Work System's Kick Punch and Lunch Registration Deadline

Darren McGriff, Personal Trainer and Fitness Manager, is launching Kick, Punch and Lunch. This class is 5 days a week (M-F) at 12 (noon) January 2-31. YOU will get the Ultimate Kickboxing Aerobic Workout, our delicious Recovery Shakes for lunch and you will be back to work in an hour! Cost to Participate: Members: $130.00, Non-Members: $150.00. Class is at Work Systems Rehab and Fitness, 308 SE 9th Street. Space is limited! See www.facebook.com/WorkSystemsPC or call Darren at 641-780-6421.






ONGOING EVENTS:

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  • Vermeer award photo Vermeer receives consecutive NAEDA Dealer's Choice Award Recently, the North American Equipment Dealers Association (NAEDA) released its annual Dealer-Manufacturer Relations Survey and Dealer's Choice Awards. For the second consecutive year, Vermeer Corporation was awarded "Dealer's Choice" in the Ag/ Shor

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  • South Central Regional audit released Van Maanen, Sietstra & Meyer, PC, Certified Public Accountants recently released an audit report on the South Central Regional Airport Agency, Pella, Iowa. The Agency's revenues totaled $81,986 for the year ended June 30, 2013, the first year of the

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  • Eagle photo Bald eagle program, release at Lake Red Rock April 19 Come to Red Rock Visitor Center at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 19, to learn about eagles in Iowa and why we’re still talking about the impacts of lead on wildlife and people. Helping with the program will be Thora, SOAR’s education ambassador eagle. Co

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  • Easter2 Easter Egg Hunt The annual Pella Easter Egg Hunt was held Saturday, April 12 in Central Park. Nice weather greeted children of all ages for the event. The Easter Egg Hunt was sponsored by Kiwanis and the Community 1st Credit Union. More photos on Page 8. (Photos by

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  • Patient advocate - Helping surgery patients navigate insurance maze The rules of insurance are always changing and are frequently challenging for patients to understand. At Pella Regional Health Center, new positions have been added to help patient be informed and understand the financial impact of surgical procedur

    April 16, 2014

  • Construction Trades pic 1 Marion County building permits on the rise

    It's expected to be a busy construction season around Marion County. According to County Zoning Administrator Missy Poffenbarger, her office has issued 17 building permits since March 18. 

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  • Burn ban to be lifted at 11 a.m.

    Marion County's burn ban will be lifted at 11 a.m. Monday, April 14. 

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  • Reeds.jpg Bussey pair facing several charges

    Two Bussey residents are charged in a pair of thefts in Otley and Pella on April 5 and April 11. 

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  • supes in Pville.jpg County awaits Pleasantville Memorial Hall proposal

    The Marion County Board of Supervisors met with representatives from the City of Pleasantville and Memorial Hall Commissioners from the Rose City, to discuss the status of transitioning the hall from County ownership to the City. 

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