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Lifepoint Dental Partners offers fillings, cleanings and extractions during its annual free clinic. Beth Dalbey/Patch file photo
Avery Schlacter December 9, 2013 at 02:41 pm
Thank you for this I've recently been looking for a <aRead More href="http://www.diamonddentalcentre.com">Vaughan dentist</a> but this was really interesting to read.
Miracle League Field in Ankeny. Credit: Provided.
Kerry Walter-Ashby June 12, 2013 at 03:57 pm
Also, please *vote* to support Miracle Park's entry in the Make A Difference Through Play Contest onRead More Facebook! Vote once per day, now through Saturday (contest closes at 10:59 p.m.), and help Miracle Park make the Top Ten -- and the finals -- to win $25,000 in playground equipment! Copy/paste this link into your server, or go to Ankeny Miracle Park on Facebook to find the contest link (2 clicks, mere seconds, and you've voted!): http://promoshq.wildfireapp.com/website/6/contests/314999/voteable_entries/67136421 Thank you!
Vote daily to help Ankeny Miracle Park win $25,000 in playground equipment!  Thank you!
Mary Christine June 3, 2013 at 08:22 pm
I'm not sure if it's just my browser, but I had to copy the entire story to get the link to vote.
Megan VerHelst June 4, 2013 at 12:17 pm
Hi, Mary! It's not your browser. As of this moment, hyperlinks on boards don't automatically link.Read More BUT we have included this in our list of things to send to our platform developers as they work on smoothing out everything on the new site. :)
Tim Scheib August 29, 2012 at 01:21 am
It is very rewarding! Thanks Erik and Amy. It was nice driving through Prairie Trail and seeingRead More the difference after our run. Join us or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/greenrunners
Stewart Bevis August 29, 2012 at 11:48 pm
I will definitely join you one of these Thursday's I promise. I love that you started this as it'sRead More one of my biggest pet peaves, littering.
Tim Scheib August 30, 2012 at 03:58 am
Stew , I will hold you to it! It is crazy Runners World magazine tweeted about this group weRead More started right here and it was retweeted over 30 times! We have support now let's get runners/walkers! Thursday at 7:00 meeting in the SW corner of the parking lot of HyVee @ corner of Douglas and 86th!
Nick Berry May 10, 2012 at 01:57 pm
I would like to nominate Dr. Sue Barnes at Ankeny Aviary and Animal Clinic. Last month, we had anRead More accident with our puppy that with costs and possible complications and we were going to have to put him down. After we talked to the staff Dr. Barnes offered to adopt him and get him the more expensive surgery that would eliminate possible complications. We were more than ecstatic to allow her to adopt him and get him the plate surgery instead of putting him down.
Megan VerHelst May 10, 2012 at 03:17 pm
Thanks, Nick! What an awesome thing she did for you and your family. :)