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Week of 9/29/14 – 10-5/14

This week in Polk City

Monday, September 29, 2014

  • Tuesday, September 30,

    • Library: Storytime
      10:30 am. Join us as we share some wonderful picture books!!!   All Ages Welcome.

    Wednesday, October 1

    • Library: Coffee Wednesdays
      10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Join us round the fireplace for a cup of coffee or tea.
    • St Luke’s Free Clinic
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Located inside Polk City United Methodist Church. Clinic staffed by volunteer healthcare providers. No insurance filed, $5 donation appreciated. Come in for sports physicals, school physicals, immunizations, or ill visits.
    • Library: Wednesday Book Club
      7:00 pm. Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan. The untold story of the women who helped win world war II…New Members Always Welcome!

    Thursday, October 2

    • Farmer’s Market
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Fresh eggs, homemade bread, garden plants, Asian food, kettle corn, and more!
    • Library: Sit N Stitch
      6:00 pm. Sit and Stitch. Bring your needlework and join us for the evening! All levels of stitchers welcome!
    • Kiwanis
      6:30 pm. Are you looking for ways to get to know people in your community? To connect with others—and get involved in projects that change lives? Then you’ve come to the right place. Kiwanis is all about making friends—and making an impact—in your local community. Kiwanis clubs focus on changing the world by serving children, one child and one community at a time.  We are looking for members who want to spend a little or a lot of time in helping our local children.  If you are willing to learn more about Kiwanis or any of our local activities please attend a meeting or e-mail hromatko2@msn.com.

    Friday, October 3

    • Library: Men’s Friday Coffee
      10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Gentlemen, drop in for some coffee and conversation. Enjoy spending time and having a few laughs or interesting discussions with other men from around the area.
    • NEW NP Costume Exchange and Movie Night
      6:30 pm. Clean out your old costumes and go home with some new ones! Scroll down or click here for all the details on the exchange. Also, join in at 7:00 pm and watch the family movie Disney’s “The Legend of Sleep Hollow” (35 minutes, rated G) in the West Elementary gym.

    Saturday, October 4

    • Saturday Service
      6:00 pm. “Come as you are” Service at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church

    Sunday, October 5

    • Sunday Worship
      • Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church
        1701 W Jester Park Drive, Polk City
        8:15 am. Traditional Service 9:20 am. Sunday School, Adult Bible School 10:30 am. Contemporary Service
      • Hopkins Grove United Methodist Church
        Madrid, IA
        9:00 am Sunday School
        10:00 am. Sunday Service
      • Lakeside Fellowship
        1400 Broadway – West Elementary, Polk City
        10:00 am Sunday Services
      • Polk City United Methodist Church
        1421 Broadway, Polk City
        8:30 am. Classic Service 10:30 am. Informal Service
      • Kids 4 Truth @ Lakeside Fellowship
        5:30 pm – 7:00 pm. Pre-k – 5th Grade.  Everyone welcome!

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    Upcoming Events

    • Citywide Fire Drill 10/7/14
    • NP: Chili & Baked Potato Supper 10/10/14 Details >
    • PC Fire Department Pancake Breakfast 10/11/14
    • Fall Festival 10/25/14 11am-3pm
    • NEW Legion Halloween Party 10/25/14 7pm-midnight. Best costume prizes, games, karaoke
    • Ducks Unlimited Dinner 11/13/14 Details >
    • Holiday Square Lighting 12/2/14

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    **As always, items entered are to the best of my knowledge and I apologize for any errors. Please email announcements and items of community interest to info@polkcitysquare.com. Thank you! -Kimberly **

    Polk City Square is a volunteer project with the purpose of creating community through the free sharing of information and events relating to Polk City, Iowa.

    New Advertiser: Whimze Boutique (Ankeny)

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    Whimze Boutique is a stylish women’s clothing and accessory shop owned by Polk City resident Carol Rolf.  I stopped in the shop today and found several things I would love to have in my own closet! I’ve included a few pictures here but also check out their website and Facebook page for lots of great photos of their fall line (HINT: Gray is the new black, and pink and royal blue are the season’s top colors!).

    Whimze Boutique is located on Oralabor Road in a strip mall just out from Wal-Mart and next to the Olive Garden.  Don’t be confused though, the sign out front says NYC Purse Company for a few weeks until their new sign arrives.

    The shop features fashionable clothing in styles great for stylish young professionals and trendy mature women in sizes Small through XL and extended sizing when available. I also loved that much of the stock is made in the USA and they were even featuring some awesome bracelets made by an artist in Waukee (see pictures).

    Whimze Boutique is open and ready for you now M-F 11:00 am – 6:00 pm and Saturdays 10:00 am – 5:00 pm but also mark your calendars to join them for an official Grand Opening celebration scheduled for Saturday, October 25 from 10-5.

    Whimze Boutique
    802 SW Oralabor Rd
    Ankeny, IA515-965-7596
    Website | Facebook

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    Costume Exchange & Movie Night event FRIDAY

    Are your closets and playrooms full of your children’s old Halloween costumes? Looking for a low-cost and ‘green’ alternative this year? Come to the…NP West PTA Costume Exchange and Movie Night!

    Friday, October 3 at 6:30 pm.

    Costume Exchange: Drop off clean, gently used costumes (baby to preteen size) inside the West Elementary School entrance the afternoons of 10/1 and 10/2, between 2:45 and 3:30. You may also bring them on the day of the event (10/3) from 5:00 to 6:00. Please place the costume and any accessories in a bag. It would be helpful if the costume were marked with an approximate size. The more donations we have, the better the selection will be, so please help make this exchange successful. For each costume you donate, you’ll receive one exchange card.

    At the movie night/costume exchange, check out what is available and trade your card for a costume! The exchange will take place outside of the gym from 6:30 to 7:30. After 7:30, any remaining costumes will be available for sale to all attendees for $5 each! There is a good chance you will find a costume you like, but no guarantees.

    Movie Night: Around 7pm, we will start the family movie Disney’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” (35 minutes, rated G) in the gym with free movie theatre popcorn. Please feel free to set up blankets and chairs and bring drinks with lids. At the end of the movie, we will have a drawing to give away the DVD! Child must be present to win.

    Costumes left at the end of the night will be donated to children in need.

    We look forward to seeing you at this spooktacular event!

    Questions? Contact Misty Fosselman at 984-6664 or President@npwestpta.org

    Comet Wrestling Club

    Comet Wrestling Now Open
    Comet Wrestling Club Registration is now open. please go to www.cometwrestlingclub.com to register. Contact shanetorres@remax.net with any questions. Registration has to be in by November 3rd for Shirt orders.

    Joining the Club
    The Comet Wrestling Club is open for kids from K through 8th grade. We break down the wrestlers into two groups.

    • Junior Group:K-3rd Grade. This group meets once a week on Tuesdays (at 6:00PM) and is tailored for younger, less experienced athletes/wrestlers and we concentrate on movements, skills, technique, and strength under a fun atmosphere. The cost  is $45 and includes a club shirt.
    • Senior Group: 4th – 8th grade. This group meets twice a week on Tuesdays (at 7:00PM) and Thursdays (at 6:00PM) and is for older, more experienced and competitive wrestlers and is designed to involve a more rigorous workout, accelerated technique, and a higher level of conditioning.

    Retail space for rent

    Around 1100 square feet. 212 Van Dorn St. Suites C and D. Previously occupied by Sunweaver accounting. Right next door to Three Chicks Bakery and Papas Pizzeria. Call Shawn at 515-250-3119 for more information and to schedule a showing.

    October is Fire Prevention Month

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    The Polk City Fire Department invites everyone to participate in Fire Prevention month:

    City-Wide Fire Drill
    First is the city-wide fire drill at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7. We will be driving around town in the trucks and ambulances looking for kids and families who have practiced their escape plans. Since it can take awhile for us to get everywhere, we ask everyone for patience as we make the rounds.

    Annual Pancake Breakfast
    Second is the our annual pancake breakfast. It is 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at the fire station. Free will donation. We also will have fire truck rides, the fire safety house, and other activities.

     

    Ducks Unlimited Raffle and Silent Auction

    ducks unlimitedCome join Big Creek Ducks Unlimited for a special event.  We are joining another local Ducks Unlimited Chapter (Chichaqua) and having a special raffle night.  This raffle will be for over 15 guns. We will be having about 15 items in the silent auction and special drawings for other prizes.

    When: November 13, 2014
    Where: Lakeside Center  400 NW Lakeshore Dr. in Ankeny.  Behind the fire station on 1st St..
    Time: 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
    Ticket prices: $20 for adults and $15 for children under 18.

    This event will be only the dinner, silent auction, and raffle.  There will be limited seating and half the tickets are currently sold.

    For more information contract Chad Sparks at 707-2565 or chadmsparks@gmail.com

    5th Anniversary Celebration for Total Family Eye Care (Grimes)

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    Total Family Eye Care 5th Anniversary Sale!
    1451 SE 3rd St | Grimes (next door to McDonald’s on Hwy 141)
    515-986-1234 | Website | Facebook

    • Free Crizal anti-reflective/scratch coatings with every pair ($135 value)
    • Discounted frames and lenses
    • Raffling $3,000 worth of items including an iPod and 2 pairs of prescription glasses
    • Expanded frame selection
    • Carnival games
    • FREE hot dogs and beverages

     

    Help Wanted

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    City Clerk:

    Job Description

    The City of Polk City, IA is taking applications for a full time City Clerk.  The position includes a variety of administrative financial, office and specialized duties which require accuracy, proficiency, confidentiality and independent judgment.  Must work well with the public, good writing and communication skills, knowledge and experience with computer programs and office equipment.  Must be bondable, a high school graduate and an associate degree in accounting or closely related field.  BS degree in related field and at least three years related experience in government preferred.  Candidates subject to pre-employment physical, drug testing criminal history and background check.  Application and job description at City Hall, send resume to Gary Mahannah (gmahannah@polkcity.org), City of Polk City, P.O. Box 426, 112 3rd Street, Polk City, IA  50226.  Position open until filled.  EOE/AA

    Firefighter/Paramedic:

    The Polk City Fire Department is currently accepting applications for part-time and paid on call Firefighter/Paramedic positions. Part time hours are available 0600-1800 7 days per week.

    Minimum qualifications to apply:

    • Valid EMS certification card issued by the Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of EMS at the EMT, Paramedic, or Paramedic Specialist level. (Paramedics must also have Current AHA, Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification card.)
    • Firefighter I certification document issued by the Iowa Fire Service Training Bureau or any IFSAC (International Fire Service Accreditation Congress) approved training program.
    • Current AHA, Healthcare Provider, Basic Life Support certification card or current ARC, Professional Rescuer Certification card.
    • Valid driver’s license issued by a state licensing agency.
    • Paramedic/Firefighter starting hourly wage is $14.70.

    Questions may be directed to Chief Gubbins at 975-7998 (dan.gubbins@polkcityfd.com) or Assistant Chief Vander Leest at 402-8214 (adam.vanderleest@polkcityfd.com). Individuals interested in applying for these positions must submit an employment application, resume, and copies of current certifications. Applications are available at City Hall or online at www.polkcityfd.com.

    The deadline to apply is Friday, October 10th.

    Library Part Time Help:

    The Polk City Community Library has an opening for part time help. Hours will be Saturdays and evenings. Please send resume to Polk City Community Library 1500 W. Broadway, PO Box 259 Polk City 50226 attention Kim Kellogg or kelloggpccl@polkcitylibrary.org The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Resumes will be taken until position is filled.

    Youth Services Librarian:

    The Polk City Community Library is seeking qualified candidates for a full-time youth services librarian position. Qualifications sought include: excellent oral, written and technology skills; strong knowledge of children’s and teen literature; great rapport with children, teens and their parents; excellent voice for reading aloud; ability to work independently and as a member of a team; and a minimum of one year working with children in a library setting, or an equivalent combination of education, experience and training. Full job description, qualifications, and application procedure are available at http://polkcitylibrary.com/employment-opportunities-at-pccl/.

     

    Week of 9/22/14 – 9/28/14

    This week in Polk City

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    It’s NP homecoming week, which means P & M Apparel (located on the Square) is kicking off their second annual week-long North Polk sale! Come in this week to get all your spiritwear for school and for the big game at 20% off!

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    Monday, September 22, 2014

    Tuesday, September 23,

    • Library: Storytime
      10:30 am. Join us as we share some wonderful picture books!!!   All Ages Welcome.

    Wednesday, September 24

    • Library: Coffee Wednesdays
      10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Join us round the fireplace for a cup of coffee or tea.

    Thursday, September 25

    • Farmer’s Market
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Fresh eggs, homemade bread, garden plants, Asian food, kettle corn, and more!
    • Library: Sit N Stitch
      6:00 pm. Sit and Stitch. Bring your needlework and join us for the evening! All levels of stitchers welcome!

    Friday, September 26

    • RECYCLING PICKUP
    • Library: Men’s Friday Coffee
      10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Gentlemen, drop in for some coffee and conversation. Enjoy spending time and having a few laughs or interesting discussions with other men from around the area.

    Saturday, September 27

    • Big Creek Bike Ride
      8:30 am – 1:00 pm. The Big Creek Fall Bike Ride is an untimed fun ride with 12 & 40 mile routes, starting and finishing on the square in Polk City. Sag wagons and water stations provided along the scenic path. Food, beer, giveaways and more in the square after the ride!Find out more about the ride on Facebook. Online Registration >
    • NEW: Tiger Cub Scouts Den Meeting
      10:00 am – 11:00 am. Miller Park. Newcomers welcome! Contact Mike Miller 984-6557 for more information.
    • Saturday Service
      6:00 pm. “Come as you are” Service at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church

    Sunday, September 28

    • Sunday Worship
      • Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church
        1701 W Jester Park Drive, Polk City
        8:15 am. Traditional Service 9:20 am. Sunday School, Adult Bible School 10:30 am. Contemporary Service
      • Hopkins Grove United Methodist Church
        Madrid, IA
        9:00 am Sunday School
        10:00 am. Sunday Service
      • Lakeside Fellowship
        1400 Broadway – West Elementary, Polk City
        10:00 am Sunday Services
      • Polk City United Methodist Church
        1421 Broadway, Polk City
        8:30 am. Classic Service 10:30 am. Informal Service
      • Kids 4 Truth @ Lakeside Fellowship
        5:30 pm – 7:00 pm. Pre-k – 5th Grade.  Everyone welcome!
    • Kiwanis/Soccer Lasagna Supper
      11:00 am – 3:00 pm. Kiwanis Lasagna Dinner is Sunday, September 28 from 11:00am – 3:00pm at Papa’s Pizza on Polk City Square.  North Polk United Soccer is selling Kiwanis Lasagna tickets.  The soccer club will earn 20% of all tickets they sell.  These funds are to be used for soccer nets, field lining machine and other soccer needs. The Kiwanis Club will put the remaining 80% of ticket sales back into the community’s children’s programs. Contact any Soccer coach, child or Kiwanis member to buy pre-sale tickets at $6.00(adult) and $4.00(child)
    • Punt Pass & Kick
      5:00 pm. Polk City Sports Complex. Polk City Police Department will hold a Punt Pass Kick competition at the Polk City Sports Complex located at 1701 West Bridge Road.  The competition is open to boys and girls ages 6-15 and is free. Please bring your child’s birth certificate.  The winners of each age group will move on to the sectional competition.  To register or for more information visit www.nflppk.com or contact the Police Department at 515-984-6565.  All equipment is provided and please no cleats.

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    Upcoming Events

    • NEW: Citywide Fire Drill 10/7/14
    • NP: Chili & Baked Potato Supper 10/10/14 Details >
    • PC Fire Department Pancake Breakfast 10/11/14
    • Fall Festival 10/25/14 11am-3pm
    • Holiday Square Lighting 12/2/14

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    **As always, items entered are to the best of my knowledge and I apologize for any errors. Please email announcements and items of community interest to info@polkcitysquare.com. Thank you! -Kimberly **

    Polk City Square is a volunteer project with the purpose of creating community through the free sharing of information and events relating to Polk City, Iowa.