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Monday Afternoon News, December 7th


Wet-Nose Animal Rescue To Hold Volunteer Meetings

(Le Mars) — If you are sitting at home during the pandemic wondering what to do next, how about helping a homeless cat or dog in Plymouth County? You can find out how to do just that by attending the Wet-Nose Rescue volunteer meeting set for 6 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 8, at the Eagles Club in Le Mars.

Due to COVID-19, Wet-Nose will be hosting three meetings in one evening to accommodate small groups. Wet-Nose will allow up to 12 volunteers to attend a one half hour meeting with 15 minutes in between for cleaning. To keep with the Governor’s recent proclamation, volunteers should RSVP to
WetNoseVolunteers@outlook.com by 6 p.m., Monday, Dec. 7. Volunteer meetings are scheduled for 6 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8. Participants should choose one meeting to attend. Anyone who is interested but is unable to attend should send an email request information.

Stephanie Roskilly, Wet-Nose board member and volunteer coordinator, is in charge of the volunteer meeting. She will update the public on the progress the young Wet-Nose group is making in serving the county’s cat and dog needs.
Social distancing and masking will be observed at the meeting.




IRS Says To Be Aware Of Possible Scams

(Des Moines) — As the holidays approach, Iowans are being reminded to be vigilant about con artists that will call, claiming you owe back taxes.
Christopher Miller, a spokesman for the Internal Revenue Service, says even as the volume of those scam calls is beginning to slow, unsuspecting people continue to be hooked by the crooks.

Miller says Iowans need to be on guard for this type of scam all year long, in particular, during December.

He notes, the I-R-S is never going to demand payment over the phone for back taxes.

Many of the same crooks that were using the I-R-S name are now pretending to be from other agencies, including Social Security, the F-B-I, local police departments and more.
Miller says if you get someone demanding payment over the phone, simply hang up.




Candidate Asking US House Of Representatives To Order 2nd Recount

(Des Moines, IA) — Iowa congressional candidate Rita Hart is asking the U-S House of Representatives to order a second recount of the votes. The first recount showed Hart lost the race in the Second Congressional District to Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks by just six votes. Hart maintains there are votes that still haven’t been counted and ballots that no person
looked at during the recount. Miller-Meeks has criticized Hart for skipping over a review by the Iowa courts. On the P-B-S program “Iowa Press,” Miller-Meeks said, “You can’t continue to want to change the rules because the count doesn’t go the way you want.”




Former Workers At Iowa Care Facility Allege Attorney General Knew About Controversial Studies

(Des Moines, IA) — Six former employees at the troubled Glenwood Resource Center are alleging a Special Assistant Attorney General gave them the go-ahead for controversial studies of sexual arousal among the patients. The
workers have filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the Iowa Department of Human Services. They outline what they’re calling an environment of emotional distress. They claim former Superintendent Jerry Rea led the studies among Iowans with severe mental disabilities after getting the commitment from the state Justice Department. The Attorney General’s Office has denied the allegations.




Judge Rules US Government Fails To Show NE Iowa Man Guilty Of War Crimes

(Sioux City, IA) — A federal judge has ruled the U-S government failed to show a northeast Iowa man was guilty of war crimes. Fifty-four-year-old Eso Razic and his family fled Bosnia during a sectarian war in the early-to-mid-90s. He emigrated to the U-S in 1998, became a citizen and settled in
Dubuque County. Federal prosecutors tried to strip Razic of his citizenship starting two years ago, claiming he had been involved in killings and kidnappings. Judge Leonard T. Strand declared last month the government failed to prove either allegation. One of Razic’s attorneys said he still doesn’t understand why the government brought the case.