**Floyd Valley Auxiliary’s Mountain Man Candy and Nuts sale is Wednesday, September 19 from 9am to 4pm in the Conference Level.
**WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 Chamber Coffee will be hosted by Big Brothers, Big Sisters from 9:30am to 10:30am at 4 Brothers.
*The Banquet will be held Wednesday, September 19 hosted by Rejoice! Community Church, located at 1320 3rd Avenue Southeast. The Banquet is sponsored by local area churches and organizations. Serving will begin at 5:30pm until 7:00pm. This is free event and everyone is welcome. If you need a ride call Rejoice Community Church at 548-4430.
**Gehlen Catholic’s Honor Society is helping with a blood drive on Thursday, September 20 from 8:00-11:00. The Bloodmobile will be in front of Gehlen. Schedule an appointment by calling Gehlen at 546-8121.
**Le Mars Chamber After 5 will be hosted by Floyd Valley Healthcare with an open house for Dr. Ashley and Trent Powell on Thursday, September 20 from 5pm to 7pm in the west lobby.
-**- The LeMars FFA Chapter is putting on a new philanthropy event focused on eliminating hunger happening in our community, as well as the world as a whole. “Hunger is a Factor, Fill the Tractor” will be held on Friday, September 21st at the LeMars Community High School football stadium before the Homecoming game. The FFA members will be present with tractors and a loader bucket at each entrance of the football field for community members to drop off their non-perishable food items before heading into the game to cheer on the Bulldogs. —
**Le Mars Community homecoming tailgate on Friday is sponsored by Primebank serving pork rib sandwiches, mac and cheese, chips and pumpkin bars.
**Farmers Markets in Merrill and Le Mars. On Saturdays in Le Mars at 769 Prospect Street SW by Cork It! from 9am to noon. In Merrill on Thursdays from 4pm to 7pm at Old School Square, 4th and Main. Locally grown flowers, vegetables, herbs and fruits. Fresh eggs, baked goods, jellies, jewelry, crafts and honey can be found at the Farmers Markets in Le Mars and Merrill.
**The Remsen Ramblers 4-H group will be doing a Bake Sale fundraiser at Bomgaars on Saturday Sept 22 from 8am to 5pm and will be excepting donations of money or hats and gloves for Mid Sioux.
**American Legion Rib Eye Steak Fry will be held on Saturday, September 22nd from 5:30 to 7:30 at the Legion Hall in Le Mars for $15.00
**There will be a pancake brunch benefit for Linda Lehrman on Sunday, September 23 at Grace Lutheran Church located at 1430 7th Ave SE in Le Mars. Sausage and ham, pancakes, scrambled eggs, fruit and beverage will be served from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm. A freewill offering will be taken. Crafts, bake sale and silent auction are part of the benefit.
**This year Plymouth County is celebrating 100 years of organized county extension work. ISU Extension and Outreach Plymouth County will be celebrating on Sunday, September 23rd at the Plymouth County Museum in Le Mars. There will be an open house from 1:00-4:00 p.m. with a program at 2:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend and help celebrate 100 years.
**Catholic Daughters Court Santa Maria 179 will hold a dinner meeting on Monday, September 24 beginning 6:30pm at All Saints Parish-St Joseph, Richter hall. Program will be installation of new officers. Special guest is Lisa Niebuhr, Gehlen Catholic Development Director. Menu consists of sub sandwiches, salads and dessert for a cost of $6.00. All area Catholic women are invited to attend.
** Floyd Valley Healthcare and Northwest Iowa Diagnostics continues to provide Stroke Screenings. The next screening will be offered Tuesday, September 25, 2018 from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. at Floyd Valley Healthcare. Please enter the hospital through the east entrance. Participants are offered three separate screenings at $40.00 each, or sign up for all three for $95.00. This screen is coordinated by Floyd Valley Healthcare’s Education Department. APPOINTMENTS ARE NECESSARY! For more information, please call 546-3479 or 1-800-642-6074 ext. 3479.
** A Skin Cancer Screening will be held Thursday, September 27, 2018, from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. at Floyd Valley Healthcare East Entrance-Le Mars. Dr. Raymond Kuwahara, Tri-State Specialist, will be performing the assessments. The screening will be FREE of charge and will be conducted on a first-come, first-served basis. Screening participants are asked to wear clothing that makes the examining area easily accessible. This screen is coordinated by Floyd Valley Healthcare’s Education Department. For more information please call 546-3401 or 800-642-6074 ext.3401.
**Plymouth County Historical Museum Saturday, September 29 bus trip “Exploring Historic Hwy. 77” in Nebraska is this year’s theme. The charter bus will depart from the Museum at 8 a.m. Included in this year’s itinerary are four museums: Swedish Heritage Center in Oakland, Nebraska, May Museum in Fremont, International Quilt Museum and Natural History Museum. Anyone with questions about this year’s trip should call (712)-539-0223.
**Plymouth Street Farmer’s Market is every Saturday until end of October from 8am to noon located at 405 Plymouth Street NW in Kaler’s Dentist Office parking lot. Locally grown vegetables, fruits and honey.
**The Le Mars Art Council offers classes and walk-ins are always welcome anytime during gallery hours at the Le Mars Art Center, to create. You can be part of a class, just come in. The Art Center is closed Monday and Tuesdays. For more information call 712-546-7476.