There are still openings for the Armed Services Memorial vendor show at the Story City Outlet Mall August 2, 3, 4. Please contact Rose Running at the Kitchen Collection, 733-2144 or Lori Berg at the Dress Barn, 7332530. The bricks have been ordered since the memorial was built and are to be engraved this September. If you haven’t ordered a brick for your loved one, there is still time, but please do so soon! Forms are available at the Kitchen Collection, Great Western Bank, Ackley State Bank, Security State Bank, Reliance State Bank, the American Legion Post #59, and the Story City GCC. Please keep in mind that as of January 2014, prices of bricks may go up as the cost of engraving is going up. Thank you all for your continued support of our troops.

—submitted by Rose Running; photo by the Herald