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Thursday, March 12, 2015 N/Warren Town and County News Page Seven ( BUSINESS Volunteers Needed As Advocates The Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombuds- man is seeking volunteers for its new Volunteer Om- budsman Program (VOP). The VOP wishes to place one-two volunteers in ev- ery nursing facility, resi- dential care facility and el- der group home in Iowa. Volunteer Ombudsmen are trained, certified volun- teers that visit one local long-term care facility to advocate for residents" rights. This includes visit- ing with residents about their quality of care and quality of life in the facility and seeking to resolve their concerns. This unique and rewarding opportunity re- quires a minimum commit- ment of three hours per month for one year. Skills necessary include a friendly disposition, ac- tive listening, collabora- tive problem solving and a strong appreciation for older Iowans and Iowans with disabilities. Volun- teers must be at least 18 years of age. Previous ex- perience in health care is not required. Certain con- flicts of interest may pre- vent some people from serving, including current employees of long-term care facilities and their family members. The benefits of becom- ing a Volunteer Ombuds- man include: ,,Training, resources and continuing support from the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman's Office; Rewarding relation- ships with long-term care residents; A flexible schedule-- volunteers are able to con- duct their service as it suits their lifestyle; and, The opportunity to learn more about navigat- ing the system of long- term care. New volunteer training is scheduled for April 10 in Des Moines. Interested persons must submit a vol- unteer application prior to attending training. To learn more about the Volunteer Ombudsman Program, and to request an application, contact Cairn Reisch, Volunteer Om- budsman Program Coor- dinator at 866-236-1430, or visit the VOP website at www.iowaaging.gov/vop. Phone and Internet Discounts Available to CenturyLink Customers The Iowa Utilities Board designated CenturyLink as an Eligible Telecommunications Carrier within its service area for universal service purposes. CenturyLink's basic local service rates for residential voice lines are $20.10 per month and business services are $35.50 per month. Specific rates will be provided upon request. CenturyLink participates in a government benefit program (Lifeline) to make residential telephone service more affordable to eligible low-income individuals and families. Eligible customers are those that meet eligibility standards as defined by the FCC and state commissions. Residents who live on federally recognized Tribal Lands may qualify for additional Tribal benefits if they participate in certain additional federal eligibility programs. The Lifeline discount is available for only one telephone per household, which can be either a wireline or wireless telephone. A household is defined for the purposes of the Lifeline program as any individual or group of individuals who live together at the same address and share income and expenses. Lifeline service is not transferable, and only eligible consumers may enroll in the program. Consumers who willfully make false statements in order to obtain Lifeline telephone service can be punished by fine or imprisonment and can be barred from the program. Lifeline eligible subscribers may also qualify for reliable home high-speed Internet service up to 1.5Mbps for $9.95* per month for the first 12 months of service. Please call 1-866-541-3330 or visit centurylink.com/internetbasics for more information. If you live in a CenturyLink service area, please call 1-888- 833-9522 or visit centurylink.com/lifeline with questions or to request an application for the Lifeline program. *CenturyLink lnternet Basics Program - Residential customers only who qualify based on meeting income level or program participation eligibility requirements, and requires remaining eligible for the entire offer period. First bill will include charges for the \\;first full month of service billed in advance, prorated charges for service from the date of installation to bill date, and one-time charges and fees described above. Qualifying customers may keep this program for a maximum of 60 months after service activation provided customer still qualifies during that time. Listed High-Speed Internet rate of $9.95/mo. applies for first 12 months of service (after which the rate reverts to $14.95/mo. for the next 48 months of service), and requires a 12-month term agreement. Customer must either lease a modem/router from CenturyLink for an additional monthly charge or independently purchase a modem/router, and a one-time High-Speed Internet activation fee applies. A one-time professional installation charge (if selected by customer) and a one-time shipping and handling fee applies to customer's modem/router. General - Services not available everywhere. Have not have subscribed to CenturyLink Internet service within the last 90 days and are not a current CenturyLink customer. CenturyLink may change or cancel services or substitute similar services at its sole discretion without notice. Offer, plans, and stated rates are subject to change and may vary by service area. Deposit may be required. Additional restrictions apply. Terms and Conditions - All products and services listed are governed by tariffs, terms of service, or terms and conditions posted at centurylink.com. Taxes, Fees, and Surcharges - Applicable taxes, fees, and surcharges include a carrier Universal Service charge, carrier cost recovery surcharges, state and local fees that vary by area and certain in-state surcharges. Cost recovery fees are not taxes or government-required charges for use. Taxes, fees, and surcharges apply based on standard monthly, not promotional, rates. , CenturyLink" REVIEW Home and Remodeling Show The Home and Remod- eling Show, March 13-15, at the Varied Industries Building on the Iowa State Fairgrounds offers the metro's largest showcase of local expertise. Presented by Home Builders Association of Greater Des Moines (HBA), the 11th annual event offers three days of exhibitions, educational seminars and questions answered by more than 120 of central Iowa's build- ing and remodeling ex- perts. Show hours are 1-8 p.m. Friday, March 13; 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, March 14; and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, March 15. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children 5 and under. Free parking is available on the Iowa State Fairgrounds. Visit www.d mhomeandremodeling show.corn for more infer- marion. Funding for Watershed Projects USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is offering $551,000 in financial assistance through an April 17 signup deadline to landowners in four Iowa watersheds. Funding through the National Water Quality Initiative (NWQI) covers the implemen- tation of conservation plans and practices to help im- prove water quality. Iowa's NWQI watersheds include: Badger Creek (sections of Madison, Dallas and Warren Counties) Lost Branch-Chariton River (sections of Wayne and Lucas Counties) Lower South Fork Chariton River (sections of Appanoose and Wayne Counties) Wall Lake Inlet/Black Hawk Lake (sections of Sac and Carroll Counties) NRCS worked closely with state and local conserva- tion partners to select the priority watersheds. State agencies, key partners and technical experts chose the four Iowa watersheds, where on-farm conservation in- vestments have the best chance to improve water qual- ity. In 2014, landowners in these watersheds received more than $850,000 to implement conservation practices such as nutrient management, cover crops, conserva- tion cropping systems, terraces, filter strips and edge- of-field monitoring. NRCS is piloting its new Water Quality Index for Agricultural Runoff through this water quality initia- five. The tool is intended to help landowners determine how alternative conservation systems will impact wa- ter quality improvement. If you live in one of the selected watersheds, contact your local NRCS office to see if you are eligible. You can also visit the Iowa NRCS website at www .ia.nrcs.usda.gov. BLACK GOLD REALTY INDIANOLA Newer Condos for Lease 1 BR or 3 BR available, all appliances included, 1-car garage plus 1 parking spot. No pets. $750 or $950 per month plus deposit. 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