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Saturday Afternoon News, February 6th


Plymouth And Woodbury County Republican Parties To Hold Alternative Social Media Technology Seminar

(Le Mars) — Conservatives that have been disappointed with some of the social media platforms, especially if they have been banned from those popular social media platforms for sharing their political thoughts and ideas can now find some assistance. The Plymouth and Woodbury County Republican parties are sponsoring a social media technology seminar scheduled for next
Friday, February 12th, or Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. Shelly Stabe tells more about the seminar.

Stabe says the popular social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter have been known to ban people from expressing their thoughts.
She says people are uncertain about the course of actions.

Stabe says a meal will be served with tickets priced at $12. The event is scheduled to begin with doors opening at 5:00 p.m. and the meal to be served at 5:30 p.m. The event will be held at the former Long Branch restaurant in Hinton located on Main Street or county road C-60, east of the railroad tracks, and past the Central Valley grain storage offices on the north side of the street. Stabe says registration is due on Monday, February 8th.

The Republican party official says the event is open to anyone, and she tells how to reserve your tickets.

Stabe says if people have questions about the alternative social media technology event they can reach out to her by calling (712) 395-2100, or email her at shelleystabe@gmail.com, or message her on Facebook.

Stabe reminds people the deadline to register and reserve tickets is Monday, February 8th.




Officials Concern Drought Is Worsening

(Des Moines) — While parts of Iowa are seeing near-record snowfalls this winter, points west are seeing less snow than usual, reinforcing concerns about a worsening drought in the spring. Hydrologist Kevin Low, with the Missouri Basin River Forecast Center, says instead of a flood threat, low water may be more of an issue along the Missouri River in a few months.

Low says the forecast for the region is for a below-normal runoff season, which lasts from April through September.

The Drought Monitor report for Iowa this week shows much of Iowa’s western third in moderate, severe or extreme drought. Kevin Grode (GROW-dee), a civil engineer for the U-S Army Corps of Engineers, says snowpack across the Great Plains is also contributing to lower-than-normal runoff expected this spring.

That’s despite January runoff above Sioux City at 1.1-million acre feet — or 141% of average. Corps officials attribute the above-average January runoff to above-normal temperatures, melting any accumulated plains snowpack, and inhibiting river ice formation. Releases at Gavins Point Dam in South Dakota will be maintained at the winter release rate of 17,000 cubic feet per second. Corps officials say the releases will be adjusted, if needed, in response to ice formation on the Missouri River below Gavins Point.