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Orris Named Chamber Employee of the Month

(LeMars) -- The honors for the November LeMars Chamber Employee of the Month go to Meloy Orris.  Melody is the front desk receptionist at LeMars Physical Therapy.  She joined the team in September of 2007.  Sandy Norby, owner of the LeMars Physical Therapy nominated Melody Orris for the honor.  She says "Melody is a very vital part of our office as she is the first person to greet everyone that enters our clinic.  We have received many comments from our clients as to how pleasant and helpful Melody is.  Melody wears many hats and is an exceptional multi-tasker.  Some of the things she juggles each day is answering the phones, scheduling patients, completing insurance companies, sends reports and updates to referring physicans.  Melody handles work comp case managers and lawyers, enters bills in Quick-Books and orders supplies in addition to assisting with laundry, watering plants and keeping the clinic looking tidy.  When her co-workers cover her position, they quickly find out how difficult Melody's job is and appreciate her even more for the awesome job she does.  Melody has grown in her position and has a vast knowledge of the payment and billing side of physical and occupational therapy.  She earned her degree in Medical Office Management from Western Iowa Technical Community College in May of 2012, which was a life-long goals of hers.  Our clinic is a better place because of her".  Congratulations to Melody Orris for being named the Chamber's Employee of the Month.

 

(LeMars) -- Plans are being made for the second annual Floyd Valley Hospital Gala, scheduled for this coming Saturday, November 19th at the LeMars Convention Center.  The theme for this year's gala is "A Night in Hollywood" and Hospital administrator Mike Donlin says support for the gala is quite impressive.

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Donlin says the event is good for the entire community, not just for the hospital.

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Tickets are $50 a piece, and for more information about the gala, you can contact the Floyd Valley Hospital.

 

(LeMars) -- The Plymouth County Secondary Road Department has closed 140th Street between Fir Avenue and Fawn Aveune.  The roads department is replacing an aging wooden bridge with a culvert.  The road is expected to remain closed until November 30th.


(LeMars) -- The good weather has allowed the county to continue with road construction projects well beyond what was originally planned.  County engineer, Tom Rohe says the road crews have replaced some wooden bridges because of the extended good weather.

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As we all know, the weather isn't likely to stay nice all winter long.  In fact, snow could come about at anytime.  Rohe says the county road department is prepared for snow.

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Paved roads have first priority as to snow removal, followed by the gravel roads.  Rohe says normally the truck plows run the paved roads and the graders will clear the gravel roads.

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Rohe hopes that we don't have another winter like the last two winters.  Due to the excessive amounts of snowfall, the county ran over budget during the past two winters with snow removal.  This year's budget for snow removal is set at $290,000.

 

(LeMars) -- A first, took place at the Plymouth County Historical Museum on Friday.  The Musuem hosted its first ever wedding.  The ceremony involved Christine Stowers of Westfield and Aaron Moon of LeMars.  The two shared their vows in the Religious Heritage Room on the second floor of the Museum at 3:00 p.m. on 11-11-11. 

 

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Gov. Terry Branstad is defending his overhaul of Iowa Workforce Development services, saying his efforts have led to expanded access to employment services.
     Branstad vetoed portions of a budget bill this year, forcing the closure of dozens of regional Workforce Development offices that help people find jobs and seek aid.
     Speaking at his weekly news conference Monday, Branstad noted officials have added 370 access points, where people can use state computers to seek state services.
     Workforce Development director Teresa Wahlert says more people used the services in September and October than during the same period last year.
     Wahlert says the agency plans to expand the number of access points and hopes to have as many as 500 by the end of the year.

    


 

   

Bachmann Visits LeMars

(LeMars) -- Minnesota Congresswoman and Republican Presidential Candidate Michele Bachmann has announced plans to stop in LeMars.  Bachmann is scheduled to make an appearance at the Family Table Restaurant on this afternoon, Monday, November 14th. at 2:00 p.m.  Bachmann will conduct a LeMars Town Hall meeting at the restaurant.  Following her visit at LeMars, Bachmann will then make a stop at the Pizza Ranch restaurant in Sheldon at 5:30 p.m.  Her other northwest Iowa appearances include a stop at Storm Lake and Webster City on Wednesday, November 16th.


(LeMars) -- The LeMars Community School District Board of Education is scheduled to meet this evening. The Board will hear a report from  School Superintendant Dr. Todd Wendt regarding the construction progress of the Phase II project.  The Board will also appoint its members that will serve on the bargaining team for the 2012-2013 contract negotiations.


(Akron) -- The Akron-Westfield school board and the West Sioux school board held a joint meeting this past week to discuss the feasibility of sharing a school superintendent.  The school districts are exploring the possibility, due to continued declining enrollment.  Larry Williams serves as the interim school superintendent for the Akron-Westfield district.  He says such a move can be both positive and negative for the two communities.

Akron-Westfield has scheduled a public hearing on the matter during their next regularly scheduled school board meeting set for this evening, November 14th, and the West Sioux district will hold its public hearing the next Monday.

(LeMars) -- A first, took place at the Plymouth County Historical Museum on Friday.  The Musuem hosted its first ever wedding.  The ceremony involved Christine Stowers of Westfield and Aaron Moon of LeMars.  The two shared their vows in the Religious Heritage Room on the second floor of the Museum at 3:00 p.m. on 11-11-11. 

 

 DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Volunteers have pulled 36 tons of trash, including a motorcycle and bicycles, from the Des Moines River in Des Moines.
     Volunteers from the Izaak Walton League of Des Moines spent eight days cleaning up the river in central Iowa. They found 24 manhole covers, 24 bicycles, a dozen 55-gallon steel drums, a
motorcycle, a wheelchair and a steel and wooden dock.
   The effort was part of the group's "Save Our Streams" initiative.  They have also done cleanups along the North Raccoon and Iowa rivers in recent weeks.
     The volunteers spent more than 100 hours working to pull the junk from the river and public works crews from Des Moines hauled it away.

 


 DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A recent study shows hundreds of Iowa residents are drinking tap water polluted with arsenic and health workers are increasing efforts to have private well owners test
their water for the poisonous element.
     Arsenic is found naturally in soil throughout Iowa. It can seep into ground water, which is the source of tap water for more than half the state's residents.  Drinking large amounts of arsenic over decades can lead to various cancers and cardiovascular and respiratory problems. Short-term
exposure can lead to nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and skin problems.
     Health officials across Iowa gathered last week to talk about solutions to the problem.
     The University of Iowa study found nearly half of the 475 wells checked between 2006 and 2008 tested positive for arsenic.
    
    
    
 CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - A state report estimates that Iowa's system for tracking and blocking sales of allergy medicines that can be used to make methamphetamine has prevented more than 21,000 illegal purchases.
     The report from the Governor's Office of Drug Control Policy claimed that the system for tracking sales of the drug pseudoephedrine had stopped enough sales of the drug to produce 113
pounds of meth.
     Dale Woolery, the office's associate director, says officials think most of the drugs that were blocked would have been used to make meth.
     Under Iowa's system, people can't buy more than 360 milligrams of pseudoephedrine a day and 7,500 milligrams in a month. Iowa is among 17 states in a national tracking effort.

    

 

   

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