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Chickasaw County Food Pantry

Posted: Mon, June 11, 2012

The Chickasaw County Food Pantry (New Hampton) would like to thank the community for the generous donations they receive.  "Compared to other food pantries, we are very fortunate for all the donations, food & monetary, we receive.  Some communities are not as fortunate," expressed Nancy Wegner, Food Pantry Coordinator.  The food pantry is open on Friday mornings from 8:45 am to 11:45 am.    

As fortunate as the New Hampton Food Pantry is, they are always looking for donations.  There are several items that they can always use.  They include:  sugar, flour, crackers, packaged cookies, coffee, hygiene products, paper products (toilet paper, paper towels & Kleenex), and laundry detergent.  They seem to always have a need for these products.  The food pantry also has 3 freezers so they do accept meat product such as 1 lb packages of hamburger & hot dogs.  

Of course monetary donations are always welcome as well.  We ask that you remember the food pantry when donating in 2012.  To donate, you can drop stuff off on Friday mornings during the time they are open, or donation items can be dropped off at our office and we will get them to the food pantry.

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New Physicians to Join Mercy-New Hampton

Posted: Fri, April 22, 2016
New Physicians to Join Mercy

Mercy Medical Center - New Hampton and Mercy Family Clinic are excited to welcome two new family physicians, Drs. Nathan & Heather Harms.  

Drs. Nathan & Heather Harms visited New Hampton the beginning of March and were impressed by our hospital facilities and staff, the progressive community and friendly people they met.

"Mercy physicians and staff feel so blessed to welcome Dr. Nathan and Dr. Heather to the Mercy Medical Center - New Hampton family," stated Aaron Flugum, CEO.  "They will both be amazing additions to our clinic, hospital and community."

Drs. Nathan and Heather are trained in family, inpatient and emergency medicine.  They will also both care for obstetrics patients.  Similar to the other Mercy Family Clinic physicians, they will do medical missions in Canillá, Guatemala with DOCS for Hope on a rotating schedule.

Dr. Nathan Harms graduated from Kansas State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in biology/pre-medicine with a minor in history.  He then attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine where he earned his Doctorate of Medicine and also met his wife, Heather.  Dr. Harms is currently finishing his family medicine residency at St. Mary's in Grand Junction, Colorado.  During his training, Dr. Nathan has traveled to Africa and Tanzania for medical missions.

Dr. Heather Harms attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Spanish with a minor in Biology.  Dr. Heather then graduated with her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine.  She is currently completing her residency program at St. Mary's in Grand Junction, Colorado.  Dr. Heather has been doing mission work in Canillá, Guatemala since she was in middle school.  Her parents work in an orphanage close to the DOC for Hope hospital site.  Dr. Heather is excited to continue to serve the people of Canillá and also spend time with her family and the many friends she has met there.  

Drs. Harms will begin seeing patients at Mercy Family Clinic in October.  When they arrive in New Hampton a meet and greet celebration with the community will be held.

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Chickasaw County Achieves Skilled Iowa Community Status

Posted: Fri, April 22, 2016
Chickasaw County Achieves Skilled Iowa Community Status

New Hampton, IA - Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) Director Beth Townsend announced today Chickasaw County has achieved Skilled Iowa Community status by meeting the metrics for both business commitments and workforce certifications.
 
"I am proud of the all the hard-work and dedication the leadership in Chickasaw County has put into achieving this designation," said Townsend. "Retaining and attracting a strong workforce is essential for Chickasaw County companies to grow and innovate. This designation will go a long way to help."

In order to become a Skilled Iowa Community, Chickasaw County had to have:
•    five percent of the local workforce earn a National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC)
•    20 percent of workers receiving unemployment insurance benefits or other specified services become NCRC certified
•    10 percent of the local employers (who represent 20 percent of the total workforce) commit to supporting the Skilled Iowa Initiative in their hiring process 

The Skilled Iowa Initiative has notable benefits for local economic development efforts. Skilled Iowa aims to assist local economies in boosting the qualifications of their local workers and as a result, making the community a more attractive place for new and existing businesses. 

The initiative encourages workers and students to earn an NCRC, as well as encouraging employers to recognize the certificate in the hiring process. Those earning an NCRC take a test to measure crucial workplace skills in areas such as applied mathematics, reading for information and locating information. 

Skilled Iowa urges all communities in the state to visit www.skillediowa.org to learn more about this economic growth opportunity and about making the commitment to become a Skilled Iowa Community.

Thank you to everyone who took the test to help us become a Skilled Iowa Community!

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The UI Piano Celebration: From Bach to Barber

Posted: Fri, April 8, 2016
An international Steinway Artist and Professor of Piano at the University of Iowa, Dr. Ksenia Nosikova presents her 4 award-winning students in an exciting program of solo piano music.  These accomplished piano virtuosos will perform a diverse selection of piano masterworks from different centuries, including old favorites by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, and Ravel. The performers will also share their thoughts on the pieces they will be playing.
 
Everyone is invited to enjoy this free piano concert on Saturday April 16th at Trinity Lutheran Church 223 S. Water Avenue New Hampton, IA sponsored by the Carnegie Cultural Center and ArtsShare.  The Performance time is 2:00- 3:00 p.m.  on Saturday April 16th.

For more information, contact the Center by phone at 641-394-2354, email carnegiecc@yahoo.com or visit the website www.carnegieculturalcenter.org

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