**City of Le Mars spring clean-up days are through May 20. There will be an amnesty on landfill disposal costs, up to 1,000 pounds per household. This is for “throw away” material delivered to the landfill. Amnesty is only available to residential properties, not commercial or industrial. Landfill hours are 8 a.m. til 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. til noon the second Saturday of the month.
** All Haulers, Contractors and Individuals Entering The Plymouth County Landfill. The litter along 150th and Marble has become an eyesore. We would like to keep our County roads, ditches and fields clean of debris. Please be sure that your loads are securely covered, tarped or secured as you travel TO the landfill until you have weighed in. We have many complaints regarding flying debris coming from trucks and vehicles. We gave verbal warnings starting March 21st to everyone to tarp and secure all loads. As of April 21st we started enforcing a fine of $15.00 cash or check. And will continue this policy
**Floyd Valley Garden Club plant sale is Saturday, May 21 from 9am to noon in the parking lot of Red’s Printing.
**The Northwest Iowa Genealogical Society will meet Saturday, May 21st at 1:30 PM at the fourth floor study hall of the Plymouth County Historical Museum, 335 1st Avenue SW in Le Mars. Following a brief business meeting and refreshments, guest speaker Sara Jane Hauff will give a PowerPoint presen-tation explaining her research and findings on her family’s genealogy. The event is free, and the public is welcome to attend. A Merrill, Iowa native, Sara Jane was drawn to genealogical research through her grandfather’s stories about the family history. She also discovered details about her paternal grandmother’s ancestors that dated back to the Mayflower and beyond.
**Rejoice community church will be starting a footgolf league open to anyone who is interested! 2 person teams starting May 22nd. Cost is $40 per team. If interested or have questions please contact Rejoice! Community church.
**Merrill Ambulance fundraiser is Sunday, May 22 from 10:30-12:30 at the Merrill Memorial Park in Merrill. Serving hot dogs and picnic food. The helicopters from both Wings and MercyOne scheduled to land and show off their rigs.
**Le Mars Community Theatre will hold auditions for The Music Man on Monday, May 23rd from 7p to 9p. for Adults age 16+ at the Postal Playhouse located at 105 1st Street NE, Le Mars. Tentative Performance Dates are July 28 to July 31st and August 4th to 7th. Ten men and ten women with singing and/or speaking roles. Another 5-10 chorus roles. Actors will be asked to play various roles in different scenes based on need. If you are interested in a Solo Singing Part, come prepared to sing (acapella) one of the following:-Do Re Mi (Sound of Music)-76 Trombones (The Music Man)-My Country ‘Tis of Thee (traditional).
** St. Joseph’s Ladies Club will meet Tuesday, May 24 at 12:30 p.m. at the All Saints Parish, St. Joseph Catholic Church in Le Mars. Cards will be played. The ladies club meets every 2 weeks.
“Welcome to Medicare” two-hour seminar will be offered by the Floyd Valley Healthcare SHIIP counselor on Thursday, May 26, at 6:30 p.m. The seminar will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 201 1st Ave NW in Le Mars. The program will be in the fellowship hall on the lower level. To register for this program please call 712-546-3385 or 1-800-642-6074 ext. 3385. Registration deadline is May 18th. “Welcome to Medicare” will cover Medicare Part A and Part B benefits, the prescription drug benefit (Part D), Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare supplement insurance. For more information or questions about SHIIP call 712-546-3385.
**Le Mars Senior Center will host a Pinochle Marathon at 1pm on Sunday, May 29. June, July
**Members of the American Legion Wasmer Post, #241 of Le Mars is asking for volunteers to help with the placement of the more than 1100 American flags to be flown for the ceremonies. On Saturday morning 8 am, volunteers will assist with the location of the anchors for the flags. Monday morning at 6:00 a.m. the flags will be placed in the anchors on the grounds of the Courthouse. The Memorial Day Parade will assemble on 8th Street Boulevard at 8:45 a.m. for directions and placement. The parade will begin at 9:15 a.m. The program will begin at 10am at the Plymouth County Courthouse. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held in the Le Mars Community Middle School auditorium.
**LeMars Community Theatre is excited for another Youth Theatre workshop and presentation during Ice Cream Days. Be on the look-out for sign-up information in elementary backpacks and on announcements boards for upper grades. LCT youth theatre accepts enrollment from ages 5 through high school graduate.
There are many tasks involved in putting together a show. This is an opportunity for our community youth to learn skills like sound technology, costuming, set building, character delivery and much more. Interested participants can contact the theatre at (712)546-5788 in advance or follow instructions sent out in May. Rehearsals will kick-off May 31st with a family meeting. The program will conclude with a presentation on the Olson Cultural Event Center stage June 18th.
**Trunk Show Plymouth County” is nearly ready to go on the road. The Plymouth County Historical Museum is seeking articles for an exhibition titled “World War II: On the Battlefront and on the Homefront of Plymouth County.” The Museum is gathering materials for a traveling trunk with articles portable enough to be transported to area schools, libraries, and nursing homes. Information on businesses during the 1940s, especially Sheehan’s Produce and Aahlfs-Baker Manufacturing Co. of Le Mars, as well as Wind King Manufacturing in Merrill, and their contributions to the war effort are of special interest for the traveling trunk. After a brief trial run, the traveling trunk will be ready to be booked by groups from July on. Museum administrator Judy Bowman and Museum board member Judy Stokesberry will be the usual presenters. If you have photos, newspaper and magazine articles, posters, or small artifacts to donate that show life during wartime in Plymouth County, please contact the Museum at 712-546-7002 or 712-539-0223.
**The Twig, Branch and Grass Drop-off is open from 9:00am to 4:00pm every Saturday, behind Riverview Ball Complex and Wednesday from 1:00pm to 6:00pm thru November. The site will be monitored by Staff every Saturday. 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 Riverview site. If any other waste is mixed with the twigs, branches, grass or leaves it will not be accepted. No plastic bags or boxes will be allowed! The City will still conduct cleanup of downed branches after major storms, as needed
**PLYMOUTH COUNTY Landfill will be open the 2nd Saturday of months May thru October at 8:00 a.m. till 11:30 a.m. ALL loads must be secured and/or tarped. With the ever windy conditions we have been having, there is too much trash blowing out of vehicles onto the county roads. Other landfills have penalties for not tarping loads. Plymouth County Landfill does not want to have to go to this measure. ALL appliances and extraitems, (see website: Plymouth County Landfill) must be paid for by check or cash when you bring them to the Landfill.
**Le Mars Senior Center, located at 40 ½ Central Avenue Southeast, behind City Hall is open Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm. Membership fees is $10 per year. Le Mars Senior Center can be rented for events, contact Linda Durr at 712 501-4078.
**Rejoice!Food Pantry Hours are 12:00-2:00pm 1st, 4th & 5th Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9:00-11:00am