The Ottumwa Courier

April 11, 2013

Blood drive in Eldon on April 24

Ottumwa Courier

---- — Blood drive in Eldon on April 24

ELDON — The community of Eldon will host a blood drive from 3-7 p.m. April 24 at the KD Center in Eldon

To schedule an appoinment, call 800-452-1097.

Donors who gave blood on or before Feb. 27 are eligible.

Donors must be at least 16 years old, be in good health and weigh at least 110 pounds. A blood donor card or other photo identification is required to donate. Sixteen-year-old donors must present a signed parental consent form each time they donate, until reaching 17 years of age. Consent forms are available at

Controlled high blood pressure and diabetics are acceptable.

Ottumwa to appear on Today Show on Friday

OTTUMWA — The city of Ottumwa will be featured on the “Today Show” on Friday.

Ottumwans can tune in to NBC between 8:10 and 8:13 a.m. Friday to see the city featured in a segment on diversity by Today Show news anchor and co-host Natalie Morales. The segment will not be repeated.

Today Show staff interviewed Ottumwans about the city and Wapello County’s growth in diversity. The county saw the highest growth in Hispanic population of any county in the U.S., according to the 2010 Census.

Boat registrations expire April 30

OTTUMWA — The Wapello County Recorder’s office is reminding all boat owners that boat registrations will expire effective April 30. A $5 penalty will be assessed on all renewals done after April 30.

New registrations will be for a three-year period with an expiration of April 30, 2016. Any transfer of ownership for boats must also include a bill of sale, registration and title, if applicable. The recorder’s office is required to collect sales tax on all boat transfers.

No notice will be sent for renewals.

A new registration system is in place that will allow for faster registration/titling in the future. The registration year is a transition year, so registrations may take slightly longer than usual. If possible, customers are asked to bring a previous registration with them and to verify that all information on that registration is correct.

Genealogy officers elected for 2013

OTTUMWA — Wapello County Genealogy has announced new officers for 2013: Miles Bacon, president; Bill Hanson, vice president; Ben Post, secretary; and Carol Hoffman, treasurer.

The genealogy library, 210 W. Main St., also has new spring hours: noon to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday.