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Four Oaks Mason City Breaks Ground on New Building for Children with Mental Health Issues

Four Oaks Mason City Breaks Ground on New Building for Children with Mental Health Issues

June 5, 2014

Four Oaks Mason City broke ground June 4 on a new facility to help young children who have mental health and behavioral issues. The center will be a Psychiatric Medical Institute for Children and provide residential treatment for children ages 5-12.

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Anne Gruenewald leads Four Oaks into its next generation of success

Anne Gruenewald leads Four Oaks into its next generation of success

June 3, 2014

Some of you know Anne because of her longevity; she has been working side-by-side with Jim Ernst for more than 30 years. She holds strong loyalties to this agency and helped grow the Four Oaks we know today.

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Anne Gruenewald leads Four Oaks into its next generation of success

Anne Gruenewald leads Four Oaks into its next generation of success

June 3, 2014

Some of you know Anne because of her longevity; she has been working side-by-side with Jim Ernst for more than 30 years. She holds strong loyalties to this agency and helped grow the Four Oaks we know today.

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Anne Gruenewald leads Four Oaks into its next generation of success

Anne Gruenewald leads Four Oaks into its next generation of success

June 3, 2014

Some of you know Anne because of her longevity; she has been working side-by-side with Jim Ernst for more than 30 years. She holds strong loyalties to this agency and helped grow the Four Oaks we know today.

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Four Oaks receives Dubuque Racing grant

Four Oaks receives Dubuque Racing grant

May 30, 2014

Thanks to the Dubuque Racing Association, lighting enhancements are on the list of improvements at Four Oaks – Dubuque.

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Jim Ernst to retire after 35 years

Jim Ernst to retire after 35 years

April 30, 2014

One year ago, Jim Ernst announced his intention to retire in 2014. The Four Oaks Board of Directors selected longtime staff member Anne Gruenewald as the next CEO. Jim will be officially retiring and stepping down on May 1.

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Jim Ernst to retire after 35 years

Jim Ernst to retire after 35 years

April 30, 2014

One year ago, Jim Ernst announced his intention to retire in 2014. The Four Oaks Board of Directors selected longtime staff member Anne Gruenewald as the next CEO. Jim will be officially retiring and stepping down on May 1.

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Foot’n it for Foster Care

Foot’n it for Foster Care

April 30, 2014

During May, Four Oaks Iowa KidsNet team member Chris Barnett will be walking across Iowa in celebration of National Foster Care Awareness Month to raise awareness for foster care and the need for foster and adoptive parents.

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Foot’n it for Foster Care

Foot’n it for Foster Care

April 30, 2014

During May, Four Oaks Iowa KidsNet team member Chris Barnett will be walking across Iowa in celebration of National Foster Care Awareness Month to raise awareness for foster care and the need for foster and adoptive parents.

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Jane Boyd Community House Board of Directors announces new Executive Director

Jane Boyd Community House Board of Directors announces new Executive Director

April 4, 2014

The Jane Boyd Community House Board of Directors has appointed Dorice Ramsey as the agency’s Executive Director. Ramsey currently serves as the Director of Wellington Heights programs and will continue to oversee that work.

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