Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Cool Science opportunity for 4-H Clubs

The Virtual Reality Applications Center is resuming demonstrations of its science, technology and 3-D imagery. The first tour will be May 16 (1-2 p.m., Howe auditorium). Other demonstrations will be on July 18, Sept. 19, Nov. 14, Feb. 20 and April 17. They're open to the public, but reservations are required. Call 515-294-3092 or e-mail to reserve a spot.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Community Service Opportunity

There are two upcoming opportunities to get involved with Des Moines tree projects. Trees Forever will be partnering with City Arborist Skip Moore and Lower Beaver Neighborhood leader Brian Millard to plant about 45 street trees in that neighborhood on Thursday, May 29 at 5:30 pm. The planting will be along Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway north of Euclid from Clarkson to Madison; bring a shovel and gloves if you have them. Meet at the intersection of Martin Luther King and Clarkson. If you have any questions please contact me or Brian Millard at

Secondly, Trees Forever will be working with the city’s Public Works Department, Park and Rec. department, and DNR Urban Forester Randy Cook to conduct a sample street tree inventory this summer. Three evenings of training will be held on June 16, 17, and 18. Please see the attached invitation for more information. No experience is needed, just a desire to learn about and improve Des Moines’ urban forest. Any questions can be directed to me. We would love to have you participate in both or either event. Please feel free to forward this notice to other interested groups or residents in your neighborhood. Thanks and have a good holiday weekend.

Meredith Borchardt
Program Manager and Field Coordinator
Trees Forever
319-278-1131 phone and fax

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Marion County Pony Express Horse Show Rescheduled.

The Marion County Pony Express group had to reschedule their hors show & queen contest because of wet, cold & rainy conditons. It will be held Sunday June 8th at the Marion County Fairgrounds Arena. This show will not be cancelled. In case of rain show will be moved to an indoor arena located at 1131 Lucas Street, Knoxville.

For further details please contact Inez De Moss 641-218-9177

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Used Show Box for Sale

We have a show box that our daughters had when they had 4H show cattle in 4H many, many years ago. It is not a large one but would be a nice one to start a young 4H'er off with. We only want $20 for it. The "new" owner would have to sand off the Pence name on top and give it a fresh coat of paint. It has a sliding tray inside and has two handles for easy carrying. Interested 4H'ers can call Dave or Cheryl Pence at 964-7218 (Ankeny).

Bottle Calf Available

There is a bottle calf available to a 4-H'er in need of one. It is a bull calf, and it is a red brockle face. He is sired by a registered red angus Cherokee Canyon son,and his dam was a Simmental/Hereford. He would make a good fat steer for a kid for next years market sale. If interested pleas contact Mark Warner @ 515-402-3076