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Posted by Freda R Selk on April 23, 2012 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (64)

The winner of Iowa's basket
at the 2012 NCRA Convention was
Allison Attong-Rogers from New York!
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Posted by Freda R Selk on April 21, 2012 at 1:45 AM Comments comments (0)

 Cindy Kalvig!

Cindy, pictured with Judy Sebern Beachy, won a in the State Basket Raffle!  This was given by CRANE - Cancer Registrars Association of New England.  What a FANTABULOUS give-away!

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Posted by Freda R Selk on April 9, 2012 at 6:20 PM Comments comments (0)
Two new CTRs were recognized during a short staff meeting held in Iowa City on April 2, 2012.  

Congratulations to Joan Faletti and Lisa Hunter, pictured with Theola Rarick, recently retired Field Staff Director at the State Health Registry.

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JERAMY VIET - Movember Team

Posted by Freda R Selk on November 21, 2011 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Hello Everyone

As most of you know, and for those who don’t, my husband Jeramy is currently deployed overseas. Among all his supervisory and military duties overseas, Jeramy alongside his twin brother Brandon and many of the men and women in their squadron are taking action to help raise awareness for cancer! J Attached is the website where you can monitor their progress/view pictures/see donations or donate yourself if you are interested(all donations go directly to the Prostate...

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Posted by Freda R Selk on November 18, 2011 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (1)

Hi Everyone!

I'm sure most of you have been following the progress of Sara Holton's (MAYO) husband, Mike.  He has had a little setback and I thought it would be nice to send messages of encouragement to Sara and her family.

Click here for the link to Mike's Caringbridge site.  You can read about it and leave a message.  I'm sure Sara would appreciate it and it will make you feel...

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Posted by Freda R Selk on April 28, 2011 at 12:06 PM Comments comments (1)

Well, it was just over a year ago that little Anthony was born.   His grandma (Teresa Merkel-SHRI Field) just shared these photos of him with me and I just had to share!

Grandma Teresa says:

Anthony turned 1 on Feb 8th.  He got a ...

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Posted by Freda R Selk on February 28, 2011 at 1:34 AM Comments comments (0)

from Lori Odle


Hi Everyone,

I saw a segment this morning on TV and Facebook and did some research. I'm going to be collecting old cell phones and Freda offered to set out a box in the central office if you'd like to donate any old cell phones you have. I will pick them up at the end of March.


How will my phone make an impact?

Every cell phone given to community heal...

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Posted by Freda R Selk on January 28, 2011 at 9:41 PM Comments comments (0)

submitted by Judy Sebern Beachy

Here's a glossary to remember if you're traveling in the backwoods and an illness comes on: 

Benign--What you be, after you be eight. 

Artery--The study of paintings. 


Bacteria--Back door to cafeteria. 


Barium--What doctors do when patients die. 


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Posted by Freda R Selk on November 12, 2010 at 11:27 AM Comments comments (1)

Avery Evelyn Soy, 8lbs 12.9ozs. was born Monday August 23, at 12:33pm. She has 2 big sisters, Ashlynn and Aubrey.


This little cutie is Carol Anderson Soy's (Mary Greeley, Ames) SIXTH step-granddaughter!


Posted by Freda R Selk on October 1, 2010 at 10:58 PM Comments comments (2)

by Lori Odle

The Odle's (Lori - SHRI Field Staff) are happy to welcome our new grandson, Justice Samuel Sullivan to our family. He arrived on U.S. soil, 9/25/10, from Ghana, Africa. Justice is 6 years old and is the adopted son of Jake and Janel Sullivan, Lori’s daughter. We are all excited and relieved that Justice is home. To read more Justice’s journey, please check my daughter’s blog,

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