**The First Annual Centers Against Abuse and Sexual Assault Charity Golf Classic will be held Friday, August 14 at Prairie Rose Golf Club in Brunsville. It’s a 4-person best ball scramble. Limited to 20 teams. Cost is $25 for members, $35 for non-members, plus cart rental. Iowa BBQ will supply pulled pork. Tee off set for 6 p.m. on Friday, August 14. For more information, contact Stephanie Richardson at 712-541-9978.
**The Le Mars Farmers Market will be held on Saturday’s from 9 am to noon in the backyard of Cork It on Prospect Street. Masks are recommended and social distancing will be observed.
**Le Mars United Way golf Fundraiser is Thursday, September 3. Four person scramble. Shotgun Start at noon. To register a team call United Way at 712 255-3551 or on line at lemarsunitedway.org under the Le Mars tab and then click Le Mars Golf Tournament.
**Orange City’s Farmers Market is held Saturday’s from 10am – 1pm on Central Avenue.
**Rejoice Food Pantry hours are Tuesdays from 10:00- 2:00pm and Saturdays from 9:00-11:00. We will also be implementing a new temporary procedure of curb side pickup for your prepackaged box of food pantry items. The prepackaged boxes will contain many canned goods (vegetables & fruits) and cereal, meats and many other items. You can visit our food pantry twice a month during this period.
** 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.
** Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s annual Land Leasing and Value Meetings for agriculture property owners and tenants will be held at different locations throughout August 2020. Proper social distancing and safety precautions will be taken for each in-person meeting. Each land leasing and value meeting will focus on current farmland value and lease rate trends, methods for determining fair ag rents for 2021 and farmland lease communication and legalities, including how to write and terminate a lease.
Upcoming meeting dates and locations in Northwest Iowa include:
- Aug. 18, 9:00 a.m., ISU Extension and Outreach Sioux County office, Orange City; Preregister to 712-737-4230.
- Aug. 19, 9:00 a.m., Clay County Fairgrounds 4-H Auditorium, Spencer; Preregister to 712-262-2264.
**Le Mars American Legion Steak Sale will be held on Wednesday, August 19 from 3 to 7pm. American Legion is located at 110 Plymouth Street Southwest.
** With most of western Iowa experiencing some form of drought, specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach are partnering with the United States Department of Agriculture and Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship to offer a series of webinars on Thursdays.
The group will help answer key questions regarding the development of drought in western Iowa, the expectation for continued hot and dry weather and impacts on row crops and forages. Attendees will be able to better manage livestock and drought-stressed forages, prepare for use of alternative forages, understand important crop insurance and marketing decisions, and plan for harvest of a drought-stressed crop.
The webinar will run from 1-2 p.m. on Aug. 20, and is intended for crop farmers and livestock producers in drought-affected areas, ag service providers and ag retailers, farm managers, ag lenders and anyone impacted by drought conditions in Iowa. The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association and Iowa Corn Growers Association are sponsoring the series.
Registration is free but is required for participation and can be completed at any time during the series. A single registration allows for participation in any or all sessions.
**Beef Quality Assurance Certification Workshops will be held. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Beef Industry Council are offering workshop in NW Iowa on Wednesday, August 26 in Le Mars. Registration is due the Friday before the workshop to be attended and will be taken as received until room capacity is reached. Walk-ins will NOT be allowed. Please register by calling Beth Doran, Beef Specialist for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, at 712-737-4230. Social distancing and face masks are encouraged.
** Pride Group Golf Classic is Friday, August 28th an 18-hole, 4-person scramble at Willow Creek Golf Course in Le Mars. Individual team tee times begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at 2:00 p.m. Each golfer will receive box lunch to eat at their leisure as we won’t be holding a banquet style meal this year. We will be awarding pin prizes, flight prizes, and providing a hole-in-one contest as well! Price per foursome is $300 and includes golf, cart, lunch, one team mulligan, and drink tickets. To reserve a spot for your team please call Brian at Willow Creek Golf Course 712-546-6849. Payment due when checking-in on August 28th.