.**Le Mars Community School District invites the public to the grand opening of the newly renovated Le Mars Community Stadium on Friday, September 20 with a Le Mars Chamber ribbon cutting at 5pm. Following at 5:30pm will be a tailgate in the new Total Motors Tailgate Plaza located at the northeast corner of the stadium. Serving grilled pork sandwiches, macaroni and cheese, a bar and bottle water for $5.00, sponsored by Total Motors and Primebank. Fans are invited to stay for the homecoming football game as the LeMars Bulldogs take on the Sioux City North Stars at 7:00 p.m.
**MENuMasters is Saturday, September 21 from 5:30pm to midnight at the Plymouth County Fairgrounds. Tickets for this fun-filled evening of a Men’s Cook-Off, with Food, Fun, Music and Dancing are available at local banks. No tickets sold at the door.
*Annual Great Akron Scarecrow Festival is Saturday, Sept. 21 from 10am to 4pm at the Akron City Park.
*Remsen Rambers 4-H Club is having a bake sale on Saturday, September 21st at Bomgaars Parking lot from 8am to 6pm. Items on the bake sale will be pies, muffins, cookies, banana bread, and more. Donations will be taken for Mid Sioux for hats and mittens as well.
**The origin of the Luxembourg Heritage Society of Northwest Iowa, and its upcoming celebration, the “Lux Fest,” will be the program topic at the Saturday, September 21 meeting of the Northwest Iowa Genealogical Society at 1:30 PM at the Le Mars Public Library. The event is free and open to the public. More information will be share about the exciting two-day Lux Fest. The celebration will honor those first settlers, everyone of Luxembourg ancestry, and those who have or will receive their dual citizenships. Scheduled to be held in Alton, Iowa on June 6th and 7th, 2020.
**Le Mars American Legion will host a rib eye steak fry on Saturday, September 21 from 5:30 to 7:30pm. Cost is $18.00 includes rib eye, baked potato, vegetable, lettuce salad, texas toast and ice cream.
**Mission Festival Sunday Worship and dinner fundraiser is Sunday Sept 22, at Christ Lutheran Church Rural LeMars located at 27071 C16 LeMars, Iowa just a short drive North and west of LeMars. Worship service starts at 10:00 AM and a Broasted pork chop meal with home made salads and desserts, immediately following. Free will offering will be taken for this meal. Speaker Berth Lundula who will speak on Compassion Educational Pursuits, which provides children from poor villages in the Democratic Republic of Congo with school tuition, uniforms, sandals, shoes, and school supplies , allowing them to attend school.
Berth is the wife of Pastor Michel Lundula of the United Methodist Church of LeMars. Please join us in this event. All net proceeds go to Mission Cause.
**Catholic Daughters Court Santa Maria Welcome Back dinner meeting will be held on Monday, September 23 starting at 6:00pm at All Saints Parish – Richter Hall. Guest speakers are Bill Rosacher, Director of Emergency Medical Services and Kathleen Kessnich on Respect for Life in October. On the menu will be cheesy chicken sandwiches, salads and desserts. Cost for the dinner is $6.00.
**The Plymouth County Extension Council will meet Monday, September 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Plymouth County Extension Office. Agenda items include office space lease, four meeting rule, structured for success, and rising star internship. This meeting is open to the public.
**Plymouth County Farm Bureau is pleased to present the Champion Photo display of 4-H and FFA exhibitors from the 2019 Plymouth County Fair. The display which features 100 photos will travel through banks in Plymouth County this fall. The pictures will be displayed at NW Iowa Credit Union the week of September 23-27. The display will then move to Security National Bank in Akron the week of September 30th. The Plymouth County Farm Bureau has cooperated with the Plymouth County 4-H program and Iowa State University Extension to sponsor this exhibit. Farm Bureau arranged for Pat Lehner to take the photographs during the fair.
**Have you tried to read the bible and found it hard to understand? Bev is starting a ladies group to help make it easier to understand and more enjoyable to read. The group will meet Tuesday evenings beginning September 24th for three weeks. For more details call Bev at 541-0769
**Le Mars Chamber Coffee will be hosted by Rexwinkle Funeral Home from 9:30 to 10:30am on Wednesday, September 25
*Floodplain Easement Meetings to be held October 1 in Akron and Rock ValleyIn response to flooding in Iowa, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is announcing the availability of $36 million to fund conservation easements on agricultural lands damaged by flooding statewide. Funds are available through the floodplain easement component of the Emergency Watershed Protection Program (EWP-FPE). NRCS field offices are accepting applications through Oct. 18.There will be 2 meetings on October 1 to provide information to interested landowners. The first meeting will take place at the Akron Public Library from 9:30 to 11:30, at 350 Reed Street in Akron. The second meeting will take place from 1:00 to 3:00 at the Rock Valley Pizza Ranch, at 1513 14thStreet in Rock Valley. Participants at the second meeting are welcome to eat at the Pizza Ranch on their own prior to the meeting. People interested in attending the Akron meeting should RSVP at the LeMars Field Office at 712-546-8858 ext. 3, and those attending the Rock Valley meeting should RSVP at the Orange City Field Office at 712-737-4801 ext. 3.
**Gehlen Catholic is looking for past and present service men and women to add their picture to Gehlen’s Honor Wall and will be read during Gehlen’s Venteran’s Day Prayer Service on November 11th. Send a 5” x 7” picture preferably in their uniform, with name, branch of service, years of service, highest rank of service and affiliation with St Joseph’s and Gehlen Catholic School. For more information contact Magge Erdmann or Lisa Niebuhr at Gehlen Catholic at 546-4181.
**A Skin Cancer Screening will be held Thursday, September 26, from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. at Floyd Valley Healthcare East Entrance-Le Mars. Cindie Wolff, MD, Floyd Valley Clinics and Raymond Kuwahara, MD, 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. The clinician will examine the suspected area, noting the size, shape, color, texture and presence of bleeding or scaling. Recommendations will be given at the time of the screen. Educational materials on skin care and skin cancer will be available. Because the screen is being held on a first-come, first-served basis, a wait is possible. This screen is coordinated by Floyd Valley Healthcare’s Education Department. For more information please call 546-3401 or 800-642-6074 ext.3401.
**Sunday, September 29 the Pro Life movie “Unplanned” will be shown at All Saints Parish – St Joseph Catholic Church at 6:30pm in Richter Hall. Open to the public. Appropriate for a mature audience. Free will donation will be taken.
***Are you going to be eligible for Medicare in the near future? Have you been on Medicare for a while and want to better understand what it offers? Do you have a family member you help with Medicare issues? “Welcome to Medicare” is for you! This two-hour seminar offered by the Floyd Valley Healthcare SHIIP counselor and will be held Tuesday, October 1, at 6:30 p.m. The seminar will be held at Primebank Good Neighbors Club Room. To register for this program please call 712-546-3385 or 1-800-642-6074 ext. 3385.
**LuxFest is coming to Alton, Iowa in 2020, celebrating 150 years of Luxenbourg heritage in Northwest Iowa. If your ancestors were part of the early settlers, invite family members to the celebration. Go to the website www.nwialux.org for more information.
**City of Le Mars is accepting bid proposals for animal control services. This contract position works directly with the Police Department. Contact Chief VandeVegte at 712 546-4113 or stop at the police station, 205 5th Avenue Northeast for a list of duties and expectation.