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MRWS Award Winner

Vande Haar Named 2016 System Board Member of the Year

The Iowa Rural Water Association is pleased to announce that Rich Vande Haar of Mahaska Rural Water System has been named the 2016 System Board Member of the Year. Mr. Vande Haar was presented with his award during the Iowa Rural Water Association’s 42nd Annual Conference held at the Veteran’s Memorial Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center February 20-22, 2017 in Des Moines, Iowa.

This award is presented to an outstanding Rural Water System Board Member who has gone above and beyond the normal requirements of their duties. Mr. Vande Haar began his tenure on the Mahaska Rural Water System Board of Directors in March...

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'tis the season

'tis the season

It IS the season. For sharing. For caring. For giving — of your time, your resources, your abilities. For sharing your table with family, friends, neighbors. This holiday season, as we reflect on the gifts we’ve been given, may we be eager to give, and eager to bestow acts of kindness on our loved ones, or even on strangers in need.

Ruth Ebenstein, an American-Israeli writer, relates a story of a Christmas Eve in 1944, a Christmas Eve that her grandmother, uncle, and mother spent in a concentration camp in Austria, on the verge of starvation. Ruth’s mother, who was only three years old, could not even leave the bed because she had no shoes to wear. Late that Christmas Eve night, Ruth’s uncle Gyuri, a young boy of 12 at the time, snuck out of the concentration camp and walked four miles to the nearest town. When he arrived in Deutsch-Wagram, he came upon a house and, knocking at the door, he begged the sleepy woman who answered for some food for his family. She whispered, “Come back tomorrow.” When Gyuri returned on Christmas day, the smiling Austrian lady gave him food, clothing, shoes, and warm woolen socks that she had knitted for his young sister.

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