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Nursing student / health system employee receives Health Care Career Scholarship

Olivia (Wielenga) Chapman is the recipient of an Iowa Hospital Association (IHA) Iowa Hospital Education and Research Foundation (IHERF) scholarship. Chapman, a nursing student at Dordt College and an employee with Orange City Area Health System, is one of 32 college students from all parts of Iowa receiving $3,000 each for the upcoming academic year. The students are all studying in healthcare fields.

IHA established the IHERF Health Care Careers Scholarship Program to help address the ongoing shortage of healthcare professionals and encourage young Iowans to remain in the state as they establish their careers. In exchange for financial support, scholarship-receiving students agree to work one year in an Iowa hospital for each year they receive an award.

Chapman has been part of Orange City Area Health System since 2004. She began as an activity server at the health system’s Long Term Care facility. In November of 2005 she transferred to the hospital as a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA). In 2008 Chapman took on the role of Unit Coordinator in addition to CNA, and in July of 2009 she was awarded the Ruth Roghair Nursing Scholarship.

The IHERF scholarship recipients are evaluated on grade-point average, a written personal statement, letters of reference, and extracurricular, community, and healthcare-related activities.

Bikers are invited to join the ride to Sioux Falls June 11

The annual Bikes & Babes “Rally for Miracles” motorcycle run from Vermillion to Sioux Falls will make a stop in downtown Orange City on Saturday, June 11, for a “Dutch Lunch” in Windmill Park. This annual run is sponsored by J&L Harley Davidson and includes a post-bash party in Sioux Falls with musical entertainment that evening. Local/area riders are invited to join the group during their stop in Orange City at noon. Registration is $15 per rider and includes a blessing card, poker/map card, the ride, lunch (Woudstra’s brats), and the post-bash party. All proceeds are donated to the Children’s Miracle Network. This ride will join up with the Sioux Falls, Mitchell and Madison rides at the post-bash. The post-bash includes a cash prize for the top place and door prizes donated by local area businesses. The public is invited to welcome riders to Orange City, view the bikes, and purchase a Dutch Lunch on main street to share in the fun.

Fitting a new helmet at the Bike Rodeo

Nearly 700 people took advantage of a nice spring evening to participate in the second Family Safety Fair, sponsored by Orange City Area Health System together with the City of Orange City and the Chamber of Commerce. Over 20 interactive displays, activities, and learning opportunities for kids and adults filled the Windmill Park Square in downtown Orange City on May 5. Just a few of the popular attractions included a jaws of life demonstration, the Mercy Air Ambulance, Molly of the Sioux County Sheriff’s K-9 unit, children’s ID cards, a bicycle rodeo, the Sanford Zoo Express, and a variety of safety and wellness educational displays and fun activities.

Sanford Zoo Express
Climbing aboard!
K-9 Molly and handler