Promise's Piece
September 2014
Back to School Block Party Success!
August 13 was a busy night for Promise staff and participants of the Back to School Block party! From 3:00-7:00 PM, kids, siblings, parents, and friends came to enjoy the fun activities going on during Promise's Annual Back to School Event! The kids enjoyed a magician, face painting, free food  and music from KSOU, educational booths from local organizations, the Dordt volleyball t eam came and    played with the kids, 
Sioux Center Health offered their Car Seat check & free car seats for those with expired seats, and lots of games and prizes!
Promise staff saw 104 physicals, dental screenings and vaccines this year; that is DOUBLE what we saw last year! Thank you to all those that helped and those that attended! 
Save the Date!
Promise's 6 Year Anniversary Event 
Tuesday, October 21 
Silent Auction doors open at 5:30 PM
Event starts at 6:00 PM
at  the
Terrace View Event Center

Come enjoy the presentation of the Addink Community Service Award, dinner, dessert, silent auction, and entertaining show by 176 Keys Dueling Pianos!


Mark Your Calendars for our Flu Vaccine Clinics!shot_preparation.jpg
3-7 PM
3-7 PM
Come to Promise for your annual Flu Vaccine!
Cloth Diapers 101

September 16  @ 7:00 P.M.      -      Sioux Center Public Library  

Come to an informational night for anyone in the community interested in learning about cloth diapers-parents, babysitters, parents-to-be, daycare providers, nursery workers, grandparents, a.k.a. anyone!  We will be talking about  how they are used, benefits of using them, giving attendants an opportunity to "play" with some, and have a panel of moms that use them every day.  There will be a drawing for a free cloth diaper for attendants that register! 

Click HERE to register now!

Staff Celebration in Conjunction with National Health Center Week!
Promise's Board of Directors put on a staff appreciation night during Health Center Week that included snacks and recognition of years of service. For every year of service, staff received $10 Chamber Bucks. Promise is fortunate to have such dedicated staff and board members serving our center & community! Thank you for all you do! 
Health Tip From Our Own....
Dr. Del Lassen     
Let's talk EAR WAX! - a local ENT doctor once had the words on his vanity plates! It probably had paid for the car! Everyone makes it. It's really not "icky" and it's also known as cerumen. Some say it's a natural insect repellent.  My tip is...
Don't go digging for it - it's not the enemy!
The old adage of "don't put anything smaller than a football in your ear" is not bad advice. The use of Q-tips, bobby pins, pencils, etc, etc, causes abrasions to the very delicate skin of the ear canal and can even injure the eardrum (tympanic membrane) if you're aggressive enough. This allows bacteria and fungi to crawl in and start their dirty work leading to a painful external ear infection. Certainly, ear wax accumulation does at times require removal. Water can get trapped behind it and start its own infection problems and enough wax accumulation can affect hearing. A far better way to remove this is with the use of wax softening drops available over the counter, or if the accumulation is significant enough, irrigation by a friendly doctor. We promise not to order vanity plates.
- Dr. Del Lassen, M.D.
Wishing you a happy, healthy month of September!
Promise Community Health Center