**The City of Le Mars Water Department will start flushing water mains.
Southwest Le Mars – Monday 10/19 – 8:00am (1 week)
Southeast Le Mars – Monday 10/26 – 8:00am (1 week)
Businesses and residences may experience discolored water and should refrain from washing clothes during flushing times in your area.
**Great Garage Sale at the Plymouth County Museum continues this week. Half price sale on Tuesday and Wednesday from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. Thursday, October 22 items will be free from 1:00pm to 5:00pm.
**Plymouth County Farm Bureau is pleased to present the Champion Photo display of 4-H and FFA exhibitors from the 2020 Gold and Clover Classic. The display which features a slide show of photos from the Static, Communication, Clothing Event, and Livestock exhibits, will travel through banks in Plymouth County this fall. The display will be at Iowa State Bank in Remsen through October 23th. People’s Bank locations in Hinton and Akron are featuring the slide show on their social media pages this year. The Plymouth County Farm Bureau has cooperated with the Plymouth County 4-H program and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach to sponsor this exhibit. Farm Bureau arranged for Pat Lehner to take the photographs during the fair.
* The City of Le Mars grass, leaf, twig disposal site located on the west side of town near the Riverview ball parks is open on Wednesdays between 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday’s between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. No bags and sacks are allowed. No tree stumps.
**The Banquet will be held on Wednesday, October 21 hosted by Rejoice! Community Church, located at 1320 3rd Avenue Southeast. ONLY curbside service will be available starting at 5:30pm and no bus will be offered. The Banquet is sponsored by local area churches and organizations. This is free and everyone is welcome. For more information contact Rejoice! Community Church at 548-4430.
**Preregister before Oct. 21 for fall commercial pesticide applicator training recertification. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Plymouth County office will offer the Mosquito/Public Health Pest Management Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators Wednesday, October 28. The program provided by the ISU Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) can be seen at office locations across Iowa. The local attendance site is the lower level of the Le Mars Convention Center. Due to social distancing requirements preregistration is required. Walk-ins on the day of the program will only be admitted if room allows. The course runs from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The registration fee is $35 on or before Oct. 21 and $45 after Oct. 21. To register or to obtain additional information about the CIC, contact Jill Leners at the ISU Extension and Outreach Plymouth County office at 712-546-7835 or email@example.com.
**Floyd Valley Influenza Vaccine Clinics will be held on:
- Thursday, October 22 from 5 – 7 p.m.
Le Mars Clinic (West Entrance) – Community Education Room
- Tuesday, October 27 from 5 – 7 p.m.
Le Mars Clinic (West Entrance) – Community Education Room
- Immunization clinics do not require an appointment. You may also request a vaccination at any regularly scheduled appointment with your provider.
Cost for the influenza vaccine is $25.00 for the standard vaccine or $58 for the high dose vaccine (age 65+). If you are eligible for Medicare, please bring your Medicare card (Part B) or Medicare Advantage card with you. If you are covered by insurance, please bring that card with you. Floyd Valley Healthcare participates in the VFC program (Vaccines for Children) which is a federally funded program that provides vaccines at no cost to children who are not insured or underinsured. For further information, please contact Floyd Valley Clinics by calling 712-546-8111.
**New Food Preservation Classes Online in October with ISU Extension and Outreach. “Due to the pandemic, regular hands-on, in-person workshops are on hold. Online workshops at no cost so Iowans still have the opportunity to learn safe food preservation techniques.
Preserve the Taste of Summer: All about Apples. During this one-hour session, you will learn the proper ways to safely can, freeze and dry apples. Four sessions are scheduled in October: Thursday, Oct. 22 (10 a.m. and 6 p.m.) and Wednesday, Oct. 28 (10 a.m. and 7 p.m.).
While participation in these sessions is complementary, registration is required. Reserve your spot today at https://bit.ly/3k1DmVc. For more information, contact an ISU Extension and Outreach human sciences specialist in nutrition and wellness: Renee Sweers, firstname.lastname@example.org, 712-276-2157.
**Due to COVID-19 concerns, Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach will offer several online trainings for child care providers this fall. Each training will be offered at two different times and taught by ISU Extension and Outreach Human Sciences Specialists. Actions Speak Louder Than Words will be offered October 22 at 6:30 p.m. or October 24 at 9:00 a.m. Join this session to learn how to foster more positive role modeling to help children engage in positive health behaviors and practices. The cost is $5 per training and all child care providers in the home daycare, community daycare and pre-school settings are welcome to attend. For more information and to register, go to: www.extension.iastate.edu/humansciences/cc-provider. Please contact ISU Extension and Outreach Plymouth County at 712-546-7835 with questions.
**Grace Lutheran Church annual Broast Pork Chop dinner will not be held this year.
**Due to COVID-19, the Le Mars Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors have decided to cancel the 2020 Halloween Trick or Treat Event for Children, downtown that would have been held on Saturday, October 31. Also cancelled are the Le Mars Arts Center and the Le Mars Public Library Halloween activities.
** Rejoice! Food Pantry will be open the 1st, 4th & 5th Wednesdays from 12-2:00pm and on the 2nd & 3rd Tuesday evenings from 5:30-6:30pm and Saturdays from 9-11:00.
**Pioneer Village Christmas Wonderland has been postponed until 2021.