The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Top News

September 24, 2013

United Way Campaign Week events

CLINTON — United Way of Clinton County, Iowa is beginning the Fall 2013 Campaign with new and exciting activities planned to lead up to the kickoff/training event Thursday.

The Fall 2013 Campaign Committee, chaired by Travis Flatten, seeks to raise $620,000 to support 21 programs of funded partner agencies. These funded programs work to create lasting change that leads to a good education, a job with an income that supports a family through retirement, and good health for everyone.

Funded partners work hard to provide emergency needs such as food, shelter, utilities and prescriptions, as well as longer-term needs such as youth mentoring, health education, counseling and more so that all individuals and families can become self-sufficient. Local volunteers make decisions on where to allocate funding, scrutinizing fiscal and program information while verifying results are achieved that will make a difference. UWCCI also collaborates with local organizations to make changes to policies and procedures that can impact needed support for those working hard to improve their lives, and hold educational events to raise awareness of needs in our communities.

UWCCI continues to be awarded the United Way WorldWide Annual Membership Certification verifying excellence in fiscal and program management. Ninety-nine percent of all contributions remain in Clinton County, helping where it is needed most. Fundraising and administrative costs are low and well-below accepted limits.

The Kickoff Week’s Activities include:

Monday

Live United banners placed throughout the community

Tuesday,

Free LIVE UNITED Cookie from Sweetheart Bakery if wearing a Live United shirt

Wednesday

Free small coffee from Red Rose Coffee Company if wearing a Live United Shirt

Thursday

Kickoff/training event at Wild Rose Casino & Resort from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; reservations required

Friday, Sept. 27

Community Jeans Day for United Way

Travis Flatten is asking everyone to make a contribution to United Way, whether as an individual or through a payroll deduction at work.

“Each gift, no matter how much, is combined with hundreds of others to make a big impact in our communities,” he said.

More information on activities and the campaign is available by contacting the United Way office at 242-1209 or uwclinton@iowatelecom.net or checking the website, unitedwayclinton.org. Live United T-shirts can be purchased at the United Way office.

1
Text Only
Top News
  • Medicaid paid $12M for Illinois dead

    The Illinois Medicaid program paid an estimated $12 million for medical services for people listed as deceased in other state records, according to an internal state government memo.

    The memo dated Friday, which The Associated Press obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, says the state auditor compared clients enrolled in the Medicaid database last June with state death records dating back to 1970. Auditors identified overpayments for services to roughly 2,900 people after the date of their deaths.

    April 19, 2014

  • Ohio couple married 70 years die 15 hours apart

    A couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart.

    Helen Felumlee, of Nashport, died at 92 on April 12. Her husband, 91-year-old Kenneth Felumlee, died the next morning.

    April 19, 2014

  • Prince reaches agreement with music label

    Prince now owns the rights to the music he recorded on Warner Bros. Records after years of disputes and battles with the record label.

    Warner Bros. announced Friday it had reached an agreement with the pop icon, who was signed to the label from 1978 to the mid-1990s, during which time he released key projects like "Purple Rain," ''1999," ''Diamonds and Pearls" and "Around the World in a Day."

    Financial terms weren't disclosed.

    April 19, 2014

  • Ill. GOP officials who wanted Brady out replaced

    A crop of Republican officials who wanted to oust former Illinois GOP Chairman Pat Brady for his statements supporting same-sex marriage have been replaced in their party positions.

    Illinois Republicans across the state held elections for all 18 state central committee member posts this week, replacing six of the seven officials who signed on to a letter last year to hold a vote on removing Brady as chairman. The seventh person to sign the letter, Mark Shaw of the 10th Congressional District, was re-elected to a four-year term.

    April 19, 2014

  • Iowa gets nearly $72M in yearly tobacco payment

    Iowa received $71 million this week from tobacco companies — its annual share of a 1998 landmark legal settlement in which tobacco companies pay states for smoking-related health care costs.

    The Iowa Attorney General's Office says that since 1999, the state has received more than $960 million in tobacco payments.

    April 19, 2014

  • U of I burn center sees jump in ammonia burns

    The University of Iowa Burn Treatment Center is reporting a higher-than-normal number of patients suffering from anhydrous ammonia burns.

    The center says it has treated five people in the last two weeks. The center's medical personnel say they usually only see one or two cases each year. Official say the high number of patients in such a short amount of time is concerning.

    April 19, 2014

  • Screen shot 2014-04-18 at 4.44.15 PM.png Paint, doodle and sketch: 3 apps for art lovers

    In the absence of a palette of watercolors and a sketchpad, these three apps can fill in as your art supplies of choice.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Smartphone kill switches are coming

    Smartphones need kill switches. It's a relatively easy solution to the pricey (and irritating) problem of smartphone theft. But who would have thought that the big carriers would team up with Apple, Google, Microsoft, Nokia, Samsung and lots of other manufacturers to voluntarily begin adding the technology by July 2015? The cooperative spirit! It makes so much sense!

    April 19, 2014

  • Way of the Cross photo The Way of the Cross By Amy Kent Herald Staff Writer The Way of the Cross

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • John Hood A year after 'chaos'

    It happened two hours after John Hood finished his run. Like many, he thought the loud boom was just the sound of cannons going off, something that shook the ground. It was odd, but Hood — a 1989 Clinton High School graduate — tried to make it logical, associating the noise with another good happening at the Boston Marathon.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

AP Video