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Tuesday Afternoon News, June 25th


Secondary Roads Department To Close Omega Avenue

(Le Mars) — The Plymouth County Secondary Roads Department has announced it will close Omega Avenue beginning on Wednesday, June 26th until July 10th from county road C-44 heading south one mile. Construction workers will
replace an old wooden bridge with a culvert pipe during the road’s closure.



Health Officials Caution People To Be Prepared For The Heat

(Le Mars) — The weather forecast for the coming days in Iowa is calling for both the temperature and the humidity levels to go higher, and health officials caution people to be prepared for the heat. Mary Jo Clark, is the Emergency Room Manager at Floyd Valley Healthcare in Le Mars. She says people may be more susceptible to heat exhaustion and heat stroke, this week,
especially since, our bodies have not yet adjusted to the combination of hot temperatures and high humidity levels.

Clark says in order to beat the heat, and avoid heat exhaustion and heat stroke, you will need to consume a lot of fluids. She says sports drinks are fine, but water is best.

The nursing supervisor says to take frequent breaks and to try to stay out of the direct sunlight during the peak afternoon hours. She says the type of clothing you wear can also help prevent heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

The forecast is calling for temperatures to reach the 90’s, and with triple-digit heat index ratings by the weekend.



Primebank and Noteables Donate Money To School’s Music Programs

(Le Mars) — Primebank of Le Mars, along with members of the Noteables, a group of Le Mars Community alumni of instumental band members recently made a contribution of $500 for the music boosters at Le Mars Community School, and a $500 donation to the Gehlen Catholic Fine Arts Booster program. Annually, Primebank hosts an Ice Cream Social as part of the Le Mars Ice Cream Days celebration. As part of the Ice Cream Social, entertainment is booked with money budgeted for the event. This year, “The Noteables” – the Le Mars Community Alumni Jazz Band directed by Joe Brice – performed.

Members of the band volunteered to come together to see old friends and play for Joe Brice, the ninth such time since first reuniting at the All School Reunion in 2000. As a result of the band’s generosity, Primebank made the budgeted money available to benefit a local cause at the direction of “The
Noteables”. The band decided that the funds would be evenly split between the Music Boosters at Le Mars Community and the Fine Arts Boosters at Gehlen Catholic with $500 going to each booster organization.

From left to right in the picture are:  Lisa Niebuhr, Gehlen Catholic Development Director, Josh Kovarna, Primebank President – Le Mars, Steve Collins representing The Noteables, Kelley Johnson representing Le Mars Community Music Boosters and Dr. Steve Webner from Le Mars Community Schools.

Steve Collins, representing “The Noteables”, said, “Nearly 60 years after Joe Brice started the band, the Noteables still enjoy getting together to make music and entertain an audience. Because our love for music and fundamental musical skills were developed during our school years in Le Mars, we are very
grateful to Primebank for giving us this opportunity to support the music programs at both Le Mars schools.”

Brad Pick, Marketing Officer at Primebank says, “Primebank was thrilled to have “The Noteables” perform this year. We had a huge crowd at our Ice Cream Social this year, thanks to all of the activities associated with Ice Cream Days,” Pick commented, “We are happy to be able to make these gifts on behalf of the band in support of future musicians.”