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Women, Wine & Whiskey

A Women, Wine & Whiskey luncheon and workshop will be held by the Ottumwa Area Chamber of Commerce at the Bridge View Center on Friday, May 4, 2018 from 11:30 AM – 4:00 PM. Women’s Panel to include: Mary Stewart, running for a local state and senate seat; Sheri Lock, local philanthropic; Stevie Nelson-Witt, former military intelligence and Colorado Highway Patrol; and Meliha Cavkusic, Executive Director of the Ottumwa Housing Authority.

Ottumwa Noon Lions New Member Induction Ceremony

On Thursday, April 12, Ottumwa Noon Lions will be hosting their annual New Member Induction Ceremony. The annual event is a celebration following the annual member drive. This year three new members will be inducted into this outstanding organization. A social will begin at 5:30 PM followed by dinner at the KC Hall. The new members will be welcomed.

Oskaloosa Women’s Connection Monthly Dinner

The Oskaloosa Women’s Connection (OWC) invites all women to join the group at the Peppertree in Oskaloosa for their monthly dinner on Monday, April 9 at 6:30 PM. The speakers will be Nicollete Lane, Steve Dixson, along with some of his students. whom will talk about and demonstrate robotics. Music will be provided by Andy Fuller. For reservations, call Twink at 673-7345 or Judy at 672-2313 by April 5. If the need to cancel should arise, call same numbers.

Ottumwa Civic Music Association Presents ‘Ireland’s Happy Man’

Ottumwa Civic Music Association presents Cahal Dunne “Ireland’s Happy Man” 7:30 PM, April 7, 2018, at Bridge
View Center. Dunne is a pianist, singer, story teller, comedian and television personality with that magical quality
that transcends talent. His Irish to Broadway to Country repertoire guarantees great entertainment. Admission is $15 or by season ticket. Students are free. For more information you may call 641-777-5903. Sponsored by Wapello County Foundation and Community 1st.

7th Annual ‘Bras for a Cause’

The 7th Annual Bras for a Cause will be held on April 7, 2018 at the Carl Craft Civic Center in Hedrick, Iowa. Dinner will be provided by Bubba Q’s at 4:30 PM and there will be a silent auction from 4:30 – 8:00 PM. The Live Bra Auction will begin at 6:00 PM. Modeling will be done by volunteers from the Hedrick Fire Department. Free will donations will be accepted, with all proceeds going to Komen Iowa.

Harlem Globetrotters at Wells Fargo Arena

The Harlem Globetrotters known for their one-of-a-kind family entertainment will bring their 2018 World Tour to the Wells Fargo Arena on Saturday, April 7 at 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. to take on their long-time adversaries the Washington Generals. For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.

BP Gas Station South of Ottumwa Robbed at Gunpoint

(OTTUMWA, Iowa) – On March 20, 2018 at approximately 1:01AM, Wapello County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from BP Gas Station south of Ottumwa located at 4108 Hwy 63. The caller reported that a male subject had entered the gas station and pointed a handgun at the caller and had stolen some cigarettes after being unsuccessful in opening the cash register. The caller advised the vehicle left north on Hwy 63 and provided Wapello County Dispatch with a description of the vehicle that the male subject was seen getting into.

A short time later Ottumwa Police Officers seen a vehicle matching the description northbound on Madison Ave in Ottumwa, a traffic stop on the vehicle was conducted at Madison Ave and Mary St. in Ottumwa.

As a result of the investigation Wapello County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Jacob Bonner, 18, of Eldon, Iowa and Gabriel Clarkson, 18, of Eldon, Iowa for Robbery 1st a Class B Felony. were held in the Wapello County Jail.  Ottumwa Police Department assisted in the investigation.

No other details have been released about this investigation.

– Note: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty. This information was provided via a news release sent by the Wapello County Sheriff’s Office out of Ottumwa, Iowa.

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