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August 12, 2012

FOX Engineering welcomes Mike Fields

FOX Engineering Associates, Inc. of Ames, is pleased to announce the addition of Mike Fields to the firm. Fields brings more than 40 years of wastewater and collections system experience, as the former director of Water Pollution Control for the city of Marshalltown.

Fields is skilled in wastewater treatment operations and management as well as contract and construction management. He recently completed a $3 million sewer rehabilitation project with Marshalltown.

He is a longtime member of the Water Environment Federation, past president and active member of the Iowa Water Environment Association and a member of the Marshalltown Matins Kiwanis Club.

Fields and his wife, Wendy, reside in Marshalltown. They enjoy traveling and spending time with their two grown children.

Wedding registry new at Rhubarb & Lace

Prospective brides and grooms in the Marshalltown area now have a new opportunity for a wedding registry.

Rhubarb & Lace, 30 East Main, offers many options for decorating a new home. Selections include wall decor, tabletop items, clocks, candles and candle ware, and beautiful textiles such as rugs, table linens and kitchen towels. Lovely personal gifts for the wedding party are also available.

While more traditional items such as china and crystal are not stocked, Rhubarb & Lace has a wide variety of unique pieces for every room of the house.

"Registering at Rhubarb & Lace gives your family and friends another delightful option for decorating your new home with things you love," Char Roseland, co-owner, said.

The registry is a courtesy service that will be easily available to shoppers and will be kept up to date. Couples may register at the store during regular business hours. Complimentary gift wrap is also available. For more information, contact Deb or Char at 641-328-1508.

Bickford hires Community Relations Director

Bickford of Marshalltown has hired Lisa Purvis as the community relations director of the Marshalltown branch.

"We are delighted that Lisa has agreed to join us," Debby Cooper, director for Bickford of Marshalltown, said. "Lisa's background and experience is perfectly suited to help drive the sales and marketing strategies at Bickford. More importantly, she has a passion for helping people through life's challenges."

Purvis has more than 10 years of experience in marketing, operations and community development. She has held senior management positions at organizations in Iowa, Illinois and Minnesota. Purvis was previously the director of marketing and legislative liaison with the Iowa Veterans Home.

Bickford of Marshalltown is a 38-apartment assisted living facility, offering private studios and one-bedroom apartments. This active community features three meals per day, beautiful common areas, scheduled activities and certified caregivers. Assisted living services are available for those that need additional help, and pets are welcomed as part of the family.



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