LCHD offering October flu clinics
Lee County Health Department will be holding Flu Clinics throughout the month of October at various locations throughout Lee County. Flu clinics are open to the public, and offered to anyone ages 6 months or older. Medicare Part B, except Humana Gold choice, will be accepted for billing Medicare. Bring your Medicare card to the clinic. Flu vaccines for people without Medicare Part B will be $25.
Complete Flu Clinic Schedule: Oct. 4, 8:30 am – noon – Newberry Center , 728 Ave. G, Fort Madison, IA; Oct. 4, 8:30 am – 9:30 am – Deer Meadow Apartments, 715 Cleveland Ave., Keokuk, IA; Oct. 8, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – West Point Public Library, 317 5th St., West Point, IA; Oct. 9, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm – Hillview Village, 1102 48th St., Fort Madison, IA; Oct. 11, 8:30 am – 10:00 am – River Terrace, 128 Bank St., Keokuk, IA; Oct. 11, noon – 4:30 pm – Trinity United Methodist Church, 2330 Plank Rd., Keokuk, IA; Oct. 15, 8:00 am – 11:00 am – Montrose Public Library, 200 Main St., Montrose, IA; Oct. 16, 8:30 am – 10:00 am – Hoerner YMCA, 2126 Plank Rd., Keokuk, IA; Oct. 17, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm – Donnellson Public Library, 411 S. Main St., Donnellson, IA; Oct. 18, 8:30 am – 9:30 am – Hotel Iowa, 401 Main St., Keokuk, IA; Oct. 18, 10:00 am – noon – Heritage Center, 508 Main St., Keokuk, IA; Oct. 18, 9:00 am – 10:00 am – Eagle Bluff Apartments, 2803 Ave. A, Fort Madison, IA; Oct. 23, 8:30 am – 10:00 am – Rose Michael Gardens , 4516 Ave. L, Fort Madison, IA; Oct. 23, 10:30 am – noon – Parkview Apartments, 507 Iowa Joe St, West Point, IA; Oct. 25, noon – 5:30 pm – Lee County Health Department, #3 John Bennett Dr., Fort Madison, IA. Visit Lee County Health Department’s website here to learn more: http://www.leecountyhd.org/index.php/flu-schedule/.
Lee County Conservation is hosting a Director’s Hike this Friday, October 5, 2018 at Wilson Lake starting 9:00 a.m. The hike will be led by Lee County Conservation’s Director, Nathan Unsworth. The event will begin from the main shelter house on the north side of the lake. During this hike, attendees will explore Wilson Lake and learn more about the park’s features. The hike will be relaxing, social, and most importantly fun. Attendees are encourage to dress for the weather. All weather related cancellations will be made on the Lee County Conservation’s Facebook page. For more information, contact the Lee County Conservation Office at 319-463-7673.
Business After Hours
Holtkamp’s Floors, Decor and Furniture will be hosting a Business After Hours Thursday, Oct. 4 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at 2331 Avenue L to celebrate their 30th Anniversary.
The Fort Madison Chamber of Commerce Corporate Games will be held Oct. 5. This fun and competitive afternoon pits local manufacturing and industry teams against each other in a battle of wits and skills at the Baxter Sports Complex.
An election debate featuring candidates Rich Harlow and Jim Steffen for Lee County Supervisor, and Jeff Kurtz and Jeff Reichman for the Iowa Senate will be held at the Quality Inn & Suites on Monday Oct. 8 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 hosted by Fort Madison Partners. Doors will open at 5:30 and the general public will be able to write down questions for the candidates to be asked as time allows.
ABATE #18 Toys for Tots Run is Saturday, October 6, 2018. Sign up starts at 10:00 am at Roderers Pit Stop, Burlington, IA with everyone leaving at noon. Sign up fees are $10.00 for ABATE members and $12.00 for non members. Ride ends at 6 :00pm at Outpost Bar & Grill, Burlington, IA. Proceeds raised from ride will go to Toys for Tots and presented in December. Open to the public-bikes, cars, trucks, whatever! For more information call Randy Hiland at 319-572-5733.
Fort Madison Depot Farmer’s Market
Every Monday local vendors have farmer’s market options available at the Old Santa Fe Depot on the Riverfront in Fort Madison. The farmer’s market runs every Monday until Oct. 8 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the parking lot west of the depot.
Pack in Pink
The October 12th home Bloodhound football game will be a Pack In Pink night. T-shirts can be ordered as part of the FMHS National Honor Society through Tracy Madsen at FMHS.
Lee County Conservation Scary Hike
Come on a family friendly hike through the woods on the evening of Oct. 13 and see humorous skits about the wild outdoors. Groups will leave every 15 minutes from the large shelter at Wilson Lake. Light refreshments will be served. Cost is $2 per person (ages 3+). Call Lee County Conservation at 319-463-7673 to reserve your time. Reservations are required.
Veteran’s Breakfast at Sunnybrook
Each month on the third Tuesday of the month, Sunnybrook Assisted Living hosts a Veteran’s Breakfast from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at 5025 River Valley Road in Fort Madison.
Fort Madison Post 0082 The American Legion will meet Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 7 P.M. at the Eagles Club, 4821 Avenue O in Fort Madison. All members and those interested in The American Legion are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Dan Vice, Commander at 319-470-7377 or George Shields, Adjutant at 319-371-5755.
Heels & Wheels Car Care Clinic
Griffin Muffler & Brake Center invites you to their Women – Heels & Wheels free car care clinic, Saturday, October 20, 10am-1pm, 535 Avenue G, Fort Madison. Come learn about many topics including: What’s under the hood -How to check your oil – How your brakes work – Fuel saving tips – Shock absorbers and struts – Check engine lights – What regular maintenance is really necessary for your car. Learn about tires: How to check tire pressure – How to measure tread depth – How to find the tire size for your car. Boost your car care confidence with this free clinic and enter for door prizes and other gifts! Refreshments will be served. Seating is limited, so call 319.372.2478 to reserve your seat today!
The Fort Madison Partners are sponsoring a Ghost Hunt on Oct. 26-27 with Iowa Paranormal conducting investigations at some of the most haunted homes west of the Mississippi. For more information or tickets contact the Partners office at 319-372-5471.
Key Club Halloween Carnival
The annual Fort Madison High School Key Club and Fort Madison Kiwanis Halloween Carnival will be held on Oct. 27 from noon to 2 p.m. at the high school with games, costume contests and prizes.