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**City of Le Mars Water Department will be flushing hydrants in the  Southwest side of town this week.  The week of Nov. 18th we will be flushing the Southeast side of town.  Residents can expect lower pressures and discolored water while flushing is occurring. If your home still has discolored water, the next days after flushing, please Call the Water Department at 546-5555.

 

The annual meeting of the Plymouth County 4-H and Agricultural Society (a.k.a. Plymouth County Fair) will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, November 14th at the lower level of the Le Mars Convention Center in Le Mars.  The following director terms expire at the annual meeting: Jim Jauer, Terry Reuter, Rich Benson, Michael Beitelspacher, Tom Bainbridge, Tom Lehner, Chance Klemme, Keith Koerselman and Ben Vondrak.  Membership to the Plymouth County 4-H and Agricultural Society is open to any county resident that pays a $5 one-time membership fee by 4:30 p.m. the day of the meeting to the Plymouth County Extension and Outreach Office.  The regular monthly meeting of the fairboard will immediately follow the annual meeting.  Election of new officers will take place.  The meeting is open to the public.

 

**Plymouth County Farm Bureau  presents 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 display will be at  Midstate’s Bank in Kingsley the week of November 11. 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.

 

**    A Heartsaver CPR Renewal course is scheduled for Saturday, November 16,  from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Floyd Valley Healthcare’s Conference Room #1.  The cost for this course is $25.00.  Please call Floyd Valley Healthcare at 546-3401 or 1-800-642-6074 ext. 3401 for more information or to pre-register for the class.  All CPR courses are taught according to the American Heart Association’s standards for Basic Cardiac Life Support and are open to anyone. Heartsaver CPR course is designed for the general public including those working in the childcare setting.

 

**Le Mars resident Audrey Kindwall will give a presentation titled “Prohibition in Iowa” at the Saturday, November 16 meeting of the Northwest Iowa Genealogical Society. Held at the Le Mars Public Library, this intriguing program will follow a brief business meeting and refreshments beginning at 1:30 PM. The event is free and open to the public.

 

**Le Mars Chamber Coffee is Wednesday, November 20, from, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Midstates Bank .

 

**Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training on Nov. 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the ISU Extension and Outreach Sioux County office in Orange City. The training sessions are for fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, and Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs). The cost for the workshops is $20 for Iowa residents and $120 for out-of-state growers. Two growers from the same farm/company can attend for $20, if they are willing to share a binder. Cost includes PSA manual, certificate of completion, and lunch. To register online, go to the Safe Produce website (https://www.safeproduce.cals.iastate.edu/events) and click on the preferred training or call 515-294-6773.

 

**Floyd Valley Healthcare and Northwest Iowa Diagnostics continues to provide Stroke Screenings.  The next screening will be offered is Thursday, November 21,  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.

 

**The Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting nominations for “Business of the Year”.  All Chamber Member businesses are eligible regardless of size or type. Recognition will be awarded based on one or more of the following criteria: community involvement, job creation, innovative practices, employee benefits, major expansion or overcoming an adversity. Businesses can self-nominate or can be nominated.  Nomination forms may be picked up at the Chamber office, or call 546-8821to receive one via email. They must be filled out and returned no later than November 22nd at 5:00 P.M.  The award presentation will take place at the Chamber Annual Dinner on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at the Le Mars Convention Center.

 

**Do you know someone who exemplifies dedication and service through personal involvement in the community? If so, nominate him/her for the Citizen of the Year. Nominations are being sought and accepted at the Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce office. Letters of nomination must be submitted to the Chamber by 5:00 P.M., November 22nd.  The award will be presented during the Chamber Annual Dinner on Thursday, January 23.

 

 

**Indoor walking  has resume in the LeMars Community Middle School and High School. Times are set the same as last year, 6:00 to 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Middle School, and from 7:00 to 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the High School. Walking is allowed only on days when school is in session. The walking course will be posted in the Middle School

 

**Le Mars twig, branch, and grass drop-off site behind the Riverview Ball Complex is open Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.   through November (weather permitting). The site will be monitored by staff.  Only tree twigs, branches, grass and leaves may be dropped off at the site. If any other waste is mixed with the twigs, branches, grass, or leaves it will not be accepted. No tree stumps are allowed. No plastic bags or boxes will be allowed.  Twigs, branches, and grass will also be accepted at the Plymouth County Landfill during normal operating hours.

 

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**Le Mars Christian Needs Center is open Monday through Wednesday from 8:30am to noon, and 1pm to 3:30pm.

 

 

***St Mary’s Remsen recycling is open every Tuesday & Thursday from 8:30-9:30.  St Mary’s Remsen Recycling will accept all sizes of cardboard & all kinds of paper, including farm herbicide & insecticide boxes with out chemical spills; untreated seed & drug free feed sacks without plastic, call for appointment to deliver ~ 712-539-2729.  Located at the extreme north end of Marion Street, in Remsen.

 

**The twig, branch, and grass drop-off site behind the Riverview Ball Complex is open Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. (from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. after November 1st) and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April through November (weather permitting). The site will be monitored by staff.

There will be no curbside pick-up of twigs and branches by the City. Only tree twigs, branches, grass and leaves may be dropped off at the site. If any other waste is mixed with the twigs, branches, grass, or leaves it will not be accepted. No tree stumps are allowed. No plastic bags or boxes will be allowed. The city will conduct cleanup of downed branches after major storms, as needed.

Twigs, branches, and grass will also be accepted at the Plymouth County Landfill during normal operating hours.

 

 

 

**The twig, branch, and grass drop-off site behind the Riverview Ball Complex is open Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.   April through November (weather permitting). The site will be monitored by staff.  There will be no curbside pick-up of twigs and branches by the City. Only tree twigs, branches, grass and leaves may be dropped off at the site. If any other waste is mixed with the twigs, branches, grass, or leaves it will not be accepted. No tree stumps are allowed. No plastic bags or boxes will be allowed. The city will conduct cleanup of downed branches after major storms, as needed. Twigs, branches, and grass will also be accepted at the Plymouth County Landfill during normal operating hours.