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5 Points of Progress

Veteran Affairs News
Annual Veterans Coat Give-Away

November 10, 2022

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9/20/2022

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Polk County Iowa
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Polk County Iowa

Congratulations to Roosevelt High School and @DMschools on the opening of the new Randy Duncan Track and Field. Polk County was proud to be among the many great donors to make this possible. https://t.co/B9AGbbwJ28

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9/24/2022

Wild Night Life & Hike
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Wild Night Life & Hike

Join a naturalist on hike without flashlights as we search for nocturnal creatures that call the park home.

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9/30/2022

Health Department News
Health Department Urges Everyone to Get a Flu Shot: Australia sees their worst flu season, Iowa could see the same

Each year, flu season is unpredictable and severe. The past several years we have seen mild flu seasons. Other flu seasons, such as when the H1N1 and H2N3 strains appeared, we saw healthy individuals, those with underlying health conditions, the young and old become sick, hospitalized and even die. This year, we could possibly be in for a rough flu season.

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9/19/2022

Polk County Health
Polk County Health
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Polk County Health

To prepare for any disaster or emergency, store important documents and items like passports, birth certificates, maps and electronics in a flood-safe place like a high shelf or upper floor in re-sealable water-tight plastic bags to help waterproof them. #PreparednessMonth

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9/23/2022

14th Annual Mentored Youth Waterfowl Hunt
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14th Annual Mentored Youth Waterfowl Hunt

Budding duck and goose hunters will experience the thrill of waterfowl hunting in a safe and controlled environment.

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10/1/2022

Long-anticipated bridge over Beaver Creek opens along Trestle to Trestle Trail.
Conservation News
Long-anticipated bridge over Beaver Creek opens along Trestle to Trestle Trail.

A major artery between the cities of Johnston and Des Moines is once again flowing with cyclists and walkers.

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9/15/2022

Polk County Health
Polk County Health
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Polk County Health

Vaccine appointments open every Thursday at noon. To register for an appointment, please visit https://t.co/xyHLd6SIp3 #GetVaccinated

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9/22/2022

Fall Wagon Rides
Conservation Events
Fall Wagon Rides

Come out to Jester Park Equestrian Center and enjoy a fun group or family outing as a team of draft horses pull your open wagon down the beautiful timber trails of Jester Park. Horse Drawn Wagon Rides are great for all ages.

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10/1/2022

Election News
2022 - Polk County General Election

General Election - Tuesday, November 8th Polls Open 7:00a - 8:00p

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9/15/2022

Polk County Health
Polk County Health
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Polk County Health

Need condoms, internal condoms or dental dams? Stop by the health department and pick up a bag of supplies! #SafeSex

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9/21/2022

Volunteer Restoration Days - Prairie
Conservation Events
Volunteer Restoration Days - Prairie

Spend time in your local prairies for the benefit future habitat restoration projects this fall season!

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10/4/2022

Veteran Affairs News
Veterans Mobile Food Pantry

October mobile food pantry

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9/13/2022

Polk County Health
Polk County Health
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Polk County Health

The only way to know if there is lead in your home is to test the paint, dust and/or soil. Contact us at 515.286.2115 for more information! #LeadSafeHomes

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9/20/2022

Older, Wiser, Livelier, Seniors - Green Eating
Conservation Events
Older, Wiser, Livelier, Seniors - Green Eating

How we eat and what we eat can take a huge toll on our environment. We’ll dive into what a food print is and what it takes to reduce it. Learn more about the importance of buying local food and how you can support local growers.

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10/4/2022

County Recorder News
Renew Your ATV or Snowmobile Online!

Save yourself a trip downtown and the money of parking. Renew your ATV/ORV or Snowmobile online. Visit Online Renewals to renew your Personal Watercraft today! If you don't know your DNR or PIN # give us a call at 515-286-3160.

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9/12/2022

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AJ Mumm

On September 20, 2022, between 11:15 and 12:15 at the Saydel High school, they will be testing their outdoor warning sirens. This is only a test. Please do not call 9-1-1. If you have any questions, please call Polk County Emergency Management. Thank you!

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9/20/2022

Knee-High Naturalists
Conservation Events
Knee-High Naturalists

Are you ready to get outside and explore? Come and hear a story followed by some outdoor fun! As naturalists we will hike, investigate, and navigate through the trails and grounds of Jester Park as we learn what makes the outdoors such an amazing place.

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10/5/2022