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Gilda’s Club hosting HPV Vaccination Awareness workshop

Gilda’s Club is hosting a free HPV (Human Papillomavirus) Vaccination Awareness workshop for the community on Thursday, December 7, 2017, from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church (401 Iowa Avenue) in the Gathering Room located on the 2nd floor. Please use the 4th Street entrance.   Half of all cervical cancer cases occur in women ages 35-55. Infection with HPV is the main cause.   Participants will learn how this vaccine can help prevent several types of cancer in men and women. Topics will include who should be vaccinated and when, impact of the vaccination on cancer...

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Giving Tuesday Meal Packing Event Contact: Nichole Sorgenfrey | [email protected] | 563-263-5963 Event at Faith UCC, 3307 Mulberry Ave. | Join us on #GivingTuesday, November 28, for a meal packing event. Volunteer shifts are for half hour (or longer) from 4 p.m. until all meals are packed. Meals will go to the Muskie Lockers. This volunteer opportunity is great for all ages. Contact Nichole to sign up for this event or to learn how to make a donation to help cover the cost of supplies. Muscatine Community YMCA: Big Brother Big Sisters of Muscatine County Contact: Lindsey Phillips...

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CITY, DNR AGREE ON BEST OPTION TO REPAIR SEWER LINE Inserting smaller pipe into 30-inch pipe quickest way to stop discharge into river

It took over two weeks, but crews from the City of Muscatine and Haggerty Earthworks were able to excavate the area of a suspected sewer line leak and discovered that the problem is much bigger than first anticipated.   The leak was discovered at the intersection of Day, Birch, and Nebraska streets by Muscatine Power and Water (MPW) on October 30 and excavation began November 1. However, due to the amount of water pooling in the excavated area, the City decided to turn off the Papoose Lift Station to allow the 30-inch force main that runs to the Water...

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Muscatine native serves in Navy aboard aircraft carrier dubbed “Strength from the Sea”

Submitted by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tim Miller, Navy Office of Community Outreach A 2014 Muscatine High School graduate and Muscatine, Iowa, native is serving on one of the world’s largest warships, USS Carl Vinson. Petty Officer 3rd Class Kaitlyn McGhee is a master at arms aboard the San Diego-based ship, the third Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier and one of only 11 operational aircraft carriers in the Navy today. As a master at arms, McGhee is responsible for protecting the ship as a whole. She dispatches the roving teams to ensure safety during any events or situations aboard...

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MCC Students helping promote Small Business Saturday in Muscatine

Muscatine Community College Business students are championing Muscatine small businesses by helping to promote Small Business Saturday on November 25. As a Neighborhood Champion for #ShopSmall #SmallBizSat, students have signed up over a dozen local businesses to take advantage of the promotion opportunities associated with the event. The following businesses have already signed on to participate: 1. The Hall Tree 2. The Flower Gallery 3. Creations by Oz 4. LimitlessRN Holistic Health 5. Sunrise River Gallery 6. Riverside Café 7. New York Dollar Store 8. Fresh Vintage 9. Hill’s Paint Store 10. Candle Shed Effect 11. Dicken’s Curiosity Shop...

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