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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nov. 15, 2013


GRANT SUPPORTS CAL-WHEAT AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

WHEATLAND (IOWA) Calamus-Wheatland Elementary’s After School Program is the recipient of a $300 Iowa Network Services (INS) Charity Grant, plus a $300 matching contribution from F&B Communications.

Grant funds will be used by the group to purchase basketball hoops and other program materials. The program provides a safe place for students with structured activities on early dismissal days.

F&B is proud to partner with the school on such an important program that benefits the youth of our community, said Ken Laursen, F&B general manager.

F&B Communications, the local telecommunications provider in Calamus and Wheatland, is one of 122 Iowa independent telephone company member-owners of INS, which helps to provide advanced telecommunications and data services across the state.

Nearly $20,000 has been awarded to organizations in the F&B Communications service area in the last 20 years since the charity grant program began.

The charity grant program is open to non-profit organizations in the F&B Communications service area. Grant applications are available at the business office in Wheatland. Charity grants are awarded on a quarterly basis and chosen by an independent review committee organized by INS.

F&B Communications is the premiere local telecommunications provider offering telephone, long distance, digital video, high-speed fiber and DSL Internet, satellite Internet, wireless PCS and home security services to customers in the Bennett, Calamus, Delmar, Lowden and Wheatland exchanges and surrounding areas. The company also provides computer sales and service through their Technology Solutions retail store.

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


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

PICTURE
CAL-WHEAT AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM RECEIVES $600: (adults pictured left to right in back) Rebecca Prior, After School Program; Lonnie Luepker, Superintendent; Cristal Kastantin, After School Program; Joe Craig, INS; Rose Boedeker, After School Program; and Ken Laursen, F&B. 

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