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Jan. 9, 2003


WHEATLAND (IOWA) F&B Communications is pleased to announce the 2003 College Scholarship Program for high school seniors continuing their education.

In the inaugural year of the program, F&B Communications will award one $500 scholarship to a student in the F&B Communications service area based on scholastic achievement, citizenship and school and community activities.

"The Board of Directors and employees of F&B Communications are committed to the education of local youth and believe learning is a lifelong process," said Ken Laursen, general manager.

F&B Communications will also partner with the Foundation for Rural Service and enter all eligible entries into this national scholarship program which will award fourteen $2,000 scholarships in 2003.

Any graduating high school senior that lives in a household that receives services from F&B Communications in the telephone service areas of Bennett, Calamus, Delmar, Lowden or Wheatland is eligible.

To apply, students should complete an application, which is available online at http://www.fbc-tele.com/scholarship/ or at the F&B Communications office in Wheatland.

The completed application and accompanying materials should be postmarked or delivered to F&B Communications by Feb. 21, 2003.

The application includes a brief essay and educator's recommendation form. Students must also submit one letter of recommendation from a local community leader and a copy of his/her grade transcripts.

F&B Communications is the local telecommunications provider offering telephone, cable television, digital broadcast satellite, dial-up Internet, high-speed DSL Internet and wireless PCS services to customers in the Bennett, Calamus, Delmar, Lowden and Wheatland exchanges.

To learn more about F&B Communications, visit the company website at http://www.fbc-tele.com.

For more information, contact:
Aaron Horman, Marketing Manager, 563-374-1236


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