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**Le Mars Chamber Coffee will be held on Tuesday, November 30 from 9:30am to 10:30am hosted by the Brown’s Century Theater Gift Shoppe, 11 Central Avenue Northwest.


**Le Mars Arts Center’s project Empty Bowls, to help stop hunger in our community, one bowl at a time will go through November.  Create and donate, come to the Le Mars Arts Center to paint a ceramic bowl for $5.00 and donate the bowl.  Your bowl will be place for sale in the gift shop.  Create and keep for $15.00 paint a ceramic bowl in which you keep yourself.  Visit the Le Mars Arts Center gift shop and purchase a hand crafted potty bowl for $10.  All donations will be going to Le Mars Christian Needs Center.  Call Le Mars Arts Center at 546-7576 to schedule a time to create a bowl.


**Le Mars Chamber Coffee will be hosted by  American Bank, 234 5th Ave NW on Wednesday, December 1st from 9:30am to 10:30am., (712)546-2345, we’ll be hosting a Chamber Coffee.


**Helping Hands Pack the Truck Event will be held Friday, December 3rd from 3pm to 6pm and Saturday, December 4th from 9am to 3pm  at  Le Mars Fareway Grocery Store.  Jensen Ford will provide a pickup to be parked on the Fareway property with the idea for people to “pack the truck” with non-perishable food items.  Gathering food for multiple families who otherwise may not have a “holiday meal”.    For additional information, contact Jim Plueger with Helping Hands Charitable Thrift at (712) 539-2323.


**Sons of American Legion #241 Grilled Pork Loin Dinner is Saturday, December 4 serving at 5pm till gone.  Serving pork loin, baked potato, 2 sides all for $10.00.  American Legion Hall is located at 110 Plymouth St Southwest, Le Mars.


**Saturday, December 4th is the THE LIGHTED CHRISTMAS PARADE! Parade will begin at 6:00. Lineup will begin at 5:00 on the Boulevard. NO FEE, NO REGISTRATION, JUST FUN! Call Joel Johnson (712)540-1631 if you’re interested in participating or helping.


**The Pioneer Village Christmas Wonderland will be open during the weekends of Saturday and Sunday, December 4th-5th, 2021 and Saturday and Sunday, December 11th-12th, 2021.  Century Hall will be open for viewing the trees during the hours of 5:30-8:30 p.m.


**Plymouth County Farm Bureau and Plymouth County Farm Bureau agents are teaming up to make Christmas a little brighter for families in the county. All donations will be given to Mid Sioux to be distributed to Plymouth County families in need. We are asking the community to bring food, toys, or clothes to the following locations and Plymouth County agents and Plymouth County Farm Bureau will match the donation.

Plymouth County Farm Bureau   28 2nd Ave SW

Levi TeBrink 101 Central Ave SW

Tyler Meekma 28 2nd Ave SW

Mike Kinney 21 First Ave NE

Greg Fischer 21 First Ave NE

Jon Mortensen 21 First Ave NE


**Floyd Valley Healthcare Auxiliary is holding a bakeless bake sale.  Donations can be mailed to Ruth Farley at 1309 2nd Avenue Southwest, Le Mars or Vicki Dixon at 864


**Several hundred Christmas nativities and villages once again fill the Study Hall of the Plymouth County Historical Museum in Le Mars. This will be the backdrop for the Christmas Open House on Sunday, December 5.  A new feature this year will be “La Serenata,” featuring Dr. Harry Dunstan, tenor, and Kay Krekow, soprano. “La Serenata” will perform songs of the season from 1:30 to 2 p.m.  Inez Hoogeveen’s piano students will begin their recital at 2 p.m. in the Study Hall. Holiday refreshments will be served.  The Floyd Valley Model Railroad Room also will be open for viewing in the basement of the Museum, with John Schneider serving as the conductor.  Included in this year’s Christmas exhibit are approximately 80 nativities donated by Rev. Paul Eisele of Le Mars and nativities donated to the Museum by the late Glada Koerselman.  This year over 100 lighted villages donated by Jim and Kay Peters and family are on display in Room 413 adjacent to the Study Hall.  Admission to the Museum’s nativities is free and open during Museum hours: 1 to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday, or by special appointment. Anyone wishing to arrange a special tour may call (712)-539-0223.  Plymouth County Museum Christmas Open is Sunday, December 5th,  located at 335 First Ave. SW in Le Mars.


**On November 1st Le Mars Police Department  began Odd/Even parking enforcement.  When odd and even is in effect, citizens are asked to park for the next calendar day, therefore, if the next day is an odd day park on the side of the street with odd house numbers. If the next day is an even day park on the side of the street with even house numbers. The calendar day begins at 6 PM preceding the date. Officers normally issue citations between the hours of 2 and 5 AM.  Le Mars Police Department will issue warnings to begin this process. Parking according to these guidelines significantly improves the Cities ability plow the streets when it snows.

**Indoor walking is held at the LeMars Community Middle School and High School for the public. Times are 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.



**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 546-8821 to receive one via email. They must be filled out and returned no later than December 1st at 5:00 P.M.


**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., December 1st.

Any information that would acquaint the committee with the nominee’s qualifications is confidential. The Citizen of the Year will be selected by a committee from the Chamber and will be based on the individual’s record of dedication and service to the community.


**Rejoice!Food Pantry Hours are 12:00-2:00pm 1st, 4th & 5th Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9:00-11:00am


**Mid-Sioux Opportunity, Inc. will be taking applications through April 30, 2022 for the Low-income Home Energy Assistance Program (LiHEAP). This program is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services through the Iowa Department of Human Rights/DCAA and has been established to help qualifying low-income Iowa homeowners and renters pay for a portion of their primary heating costs.

To better assist clients with their application, we are taking applications in the office, by phone, online, or mail. Please call 800-859-2025 to schedule an appointment or to get further assistance.

Applications will also be taken at the following clinic sites on the dates listed. Please call to make an appointment.

Plymouth County:

  • October 11 & November 22: Akron Senior Citizen Center, 4th & Dakota
  • October 19 & December 2: Kingsley City Office, Council Chambers, 222 Main St.
  • October 19 & December 2: Remsen Mid-Sioux Office, 418 S Marion St.

Cherokee County:

  • October 22 & December 3: Aurelia Community Center, 235 Main St.
  • October 14 & November 3: Marcus City Hall, 22 North Main St.
  • October 27 AM & December 8 AM: Quimby Community Center, Main St
  • October 27 PM & December 8 PM: Washta Community Center, Main St

Sioux County:

  • October 5 & December 14: Hawarden City Office, 1150 Central Ave. SE
  • October 7 & December 2: Orange City Community Room, 125 Central Ave. SE
  • October 28 & December 29: Rock Valley, Council Chambers, 1303 10th St


Applicants will need to furnish a copy of their most recent heating and electric bill, birthdates of all household members, original Social Security or I-94 card for each household member, and proof of all household members’ gross income for the past calendar year (Federal Income Tax Return 2020), the past month (4 weeks) or for the past twelve (12) months.

This program is not designed to pay a household’s total energy costs. It will provide supplemental assistance based on several factors including household income, household size, and type of heating fuel. After a household is

approved for assistance, a one-time payment will be made to the primary fuel vendor. Payments will be credited on a first come/first served basis as the Iowa Department of Human Rights makes funds available. All payments are subject to availability of funds. Eligibility for participation is established according to the following federal income guidelines: