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**Le Mars water department will be flushing the North side of town starting the week of October 2nd.  The next week October 9th   the South part of town will be flushed, it could take up to 2 weeks to flush the South side.  Residents should refrain from washing any clothes or running any more water than needed between the hours of 8am and 3:30pm on the days the flushing is in your area.


**The Dordt University Music Department will be welcoming “The President’s Own” Marine Band to present a concert on October 4 at 7:30pm in the B.J. Haan Auditorium. Dordt University’s Director of Instrumental Activities, Dr. Onsby C. Rose (who formerly served as a U.S. Marine Musician) has been invited to conduct the ensemble in their performance of his 2017 composition “Heroes from the Sea,” which was written for “The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band and premiered on the steps of the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. on August 30, 2017.




**Willow Creek’s Creepy Camper Crawl Trick or Treat is Saturday, October 7 from 5pm to 8pm.  All are welcome to this walk-through event.  No motorized vehicles of any kind are permitted.  Parking is available in the east lot only.  Bring a non-perishable food item to stock the Rejoice Food Pantry.


**New Horizons United Church of Christ, 141 Reed Street in Akron, hosting Chops in the Church on Saturday, October 7  from 5pm to 7pm.  Meal served are Grilled Smoked Iowa Pork Chop Meal for $12, choice of baked potato or sweet potato, sweet corn, homemade pie, beverage.  Grilled Hotdog Meal  for  $4 includes  potato chips, choice of chocolate chip cookie, beverage . 10% of the net  proceeds to the Akron Lions Club. Dine-in, carry-out, or free delivery within the Akron City limits.

**Le Mars Son’s of the American Legion pulled pork meal will be Saturday, October 7 from 5:30pm until gone.  Serving two pulled pork sandwiches, baked beans, and chips for $10.00.  American Legion Club is located at 110 Plymouth Street Southwest.


**Halloween at Hillview Trick or Treaters can beg for candy from 6pm to 8pm on Saturday, October 7 in Deer Ridge and Bur Oak Campgrounds.  Take a walk through the haunted house at the Center for Outdoor Learning as well.

**As part of Raider Nation Celebration, the Northwestern College music department will present a fall music showcase on Saturday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. in Christ Chapel. The showcase will feature music from the A cappella Choir, Heritage Singers, Women’s Choir, Orchestra and Symphonic Band, and is free and open to the public.

**Brunsville Legion Breakfast is Sunday, October 8 from 8:30am until 1:00pm in the Legion Hall.  Serving pancakes, sausage, eggs the way you like, coffee, milk and orange juice.  Adults cost is $10.00, children ages 9 to 5 are $5.00 and children 4 and under are free.


**The Seney United Methodist Church  broasted pork chop dinner is on Sunday, October 8.  Serving is from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Dinner includes a broasted pork chop, cheesy potatoes, homegrown sweetcorn, homemade salad and dessert bar, bread and beverage.  $12.00 is the cost for adults and $8.00 for children under 8 years old.  Carry outs are available for $12.00.   A wonderful craft and bake sale will be held on the main floor.

**Le Mars Senior Center potluck/karaoke night will be held on Sunday, October 8 starting at 6:00pm.  Le Mars Senior Center, located at 40 ½ Central Avenue Southeast, behind City Hall.

**Le Mars Chamber Coffee will be held at Wells visitor Center and Ice Cream Parlor on Tuesday, October 10 from 9am to 10am.  The guest speaker is David Spalding from Iowa State University. He serves as vice president of economic development and industry relations.  Reservations are needed by emailing Lori at the Chamber, lori@lemarschamber.com


**Le Mars Senior Center will have a craft day making a wood BOO sign  on  Wednesday October 11 at 9:00am with Stacy.  Cost is $5.00.  Reservations are needed by calling 546-6740.   Le Mars Senior Center is located at 40 ½ Central Avenue Southeast, behind Le Mars City Hall


**Le Mars Chamber Coffee will be hosted by Rejoice Church Food Pantry on Wednesday, October 11 from 9:30am to 10:30am.  Rejoice Community Church is located at 1320 3rd Avenue Southeast.

** Catholic Ladies Club will meet Tuesday October 10,  at 1:00 p.m. at All Saints Parish, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Le Mars in the Family room.  Pinochle  will be played.  The ladies club meets every 2 weeks.


**Le Mars Community School Music Boosters Soup and Pie Supper is Friday, October 13 from 5-7.  Cost is $6 per ticket, from a student or at the door.  Serving Chili, Chicken Noodle, Potato Soup and all kinds of pie will be available with ice cream

**       Floyd Valley Healthcare  “Home Alone” Class is Saturday, October 14, from 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in Conference room #1 using the East Entrance. The cost for this course is $15.00, which includes a snack and materials. Payment is due one week prior to the program.  The “Home Alone” class is for boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 12 who occasionally or frequently stay home alone.  Subjects covered in class include: identifying family safety rules, preparing for school, safety considerations to and from school, safety considerations when home alone and preparing snacks.  Call 546-3401 or 1-800-642-6074 ext. 3401 to pre-register or for more information.


**Le Mars KC Broasted Pork Chop Dinner is Sunday, October 15 at Le Mars KC Hall, serving from 4pm to 7pm. On the menu a juicy pork chop served with sides of Cheesy Potatoes, macaroni salad & Dinner Roll.  Drive Thru Only, no need to call ahead or any reason to get out of your car. We will bring you your meal in our Drive Thru. Proceeds to benefit the LeMars Fire Dept.   All current or past members of the LeMars Fire Dept eat for Free!



**Le Mars Chamber Coffee will be held at Friendship Tea House located at 139 5th Avenue Southwest on Wednesday, October 18 from 9:30am to 10:30am.


**“Old Central” Gym at the Plymouth County Historical Museum in Le Mars once again will be filled with treasures Oct. 19 to 24 upon the return of the “Great Garage and Bake Sale.”  The Museum’s fund-raising event will offer a sneak preview from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 19, for a small charge.  Friday, October 20 will be no admission fee from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featured will be the bake sale and concession stand.  Saturday, Oct. 21, everything will be half-price, and on Tuesday, Oct. 24, all items will be free.


**The public is also invited to a joint concert of Northwestern music professor Dr. Juyeon Kang (piano) and opera singer Melody Wilson (mezzo-soprano) on Thursday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel. The program highlights a variety of languages and musical styles. Tickets for the recital are $20 for adults and $10 for students. Children 5 years old and younger are admitted free, as well as Northwestern faculty and staff who present ID at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit orangecityarts.org/inspire_events/melody-wilson/.



**Le Mars American Legion Steak Fry is Saturday, October 21 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.  Dine in cost is $20 includes ribeye steak, corn, baked potato, lettuce salad, Texas toast and ice cream.  Drive thru is $17 includes ribeye steak, corn, baked potato, and Texas toast.   .


**Fall Frenzy Festival hosted by the Plymouth County 4-H Foundation is October 22nd from 3:00pm to 5:00pm at the Plymouth County Extension Office located at 251 12th Street Southeast in  conjunction with the Plymouth County Youth Council on Sunday, October 22nd from 3:00-5:00 p.m. This event will be held at the Plymouth County Extension Office located at 251 12th Street SE Le Mars, IA 51031.  This year’s Fall Frenzy Festival will include a costume contest, face painting, carnival food, and games! There is no age limit to the fun. All ages are welcome to participate. The cost will be $5 for admission, with games and activities included in the price. Children aged 4 and under are free. Carnival food will be separate from admission. The event is open to the public and all proceeds will support the Plymouth County 4-H program. If you would like to sponsor this event, please reach out to Shelby Kaestner, K-12 Program Coordinator at shelbyk2@iastate.edu. For more information about the Plymouth County 4-H Foundation and other ISU Extension and Outreach sponsored events, please contact Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Plymouth County at 712-546-7835 or email xplymouth@iastate.edu .


**Kairong Liu (KY-rong Loo)  came to the United States from China in 1981 and he could not speak any English. He graduated from Westmar College in 1985. He has been a prolific artist for the 40 years since his graduation. He currently resides in the Minneapolis/ St. Paul area, and has returned to Le Mars  to display his exhibit at the Le Mars Arts Center through October 24th.


**Le Mars Senior Center will host a Pinochle Marathon at 1pm on Sunday, October  29.  Le Mars Senior Center, located at 40 ½ Central Avenue Southeast, behind City Hall.

**Shoe Us Your Love – fundraiser by Wet-Nose Rescue  until October 31st.  Wet-Nose is collecting gently worn, used and new shoes to be reused and given a second life by those in need through Micro Enterprise.  Shoe collection sites are Total Motors, Jensen Ford, Northwest Bank, Fareway, Hy-Vee and Wet-Nose Rescue.


**The Plymouth County Driver’s License office will open on Tuesdays from 8:30 – 4:30.  This will be in addition to the office being open on Wednesday & Thursday 8:30 – 4:30.  The Driver’s License office, located in the Annex next to the Courthouse, will be open on Tuesdays for obtaining or renewing drivers licenses, identification cards, updating to REAL ID, permit tests and other knowledge tests.  These Drivers Licenses services are walk-in – no appointment is needed.  If you need to schedule a drive, that may also be done on Tuesdays. You may call 546-1663 to schedule a time if you need to do a drive.   If you have questions about Drivers Licenses, go to the Iowa DOT website at www.iowadot.gov, or contact the Plymouth County Driver’s License office during their business hours at 546-1663.  Again, Plymouth County’s Drivers License will now be open on Tuesdays 8:30 – 4:30 in addition to Wednesday & Thursday



**The County Veteran Affairs office, located in the Courthouse, office hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm.”

**Le Mars Senior Center, located at 40 ½ Central Avenue Southeast, behind City Hall is open Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm.  Le Mars Senior Center weekly on Mondays and Thursday from 1 to 4pm play Euchre on Wednesdays and Friday from 1 to 4pm come to play Pinochle.  Membership fees is $10 per year.  Le Mars Senior Center can be rented for events, call 546-6740 for more information.


**The Table formerly known as Rejoice! Food Pantry hours are 12:00-2:00pm on the 1st, 4th & 5th Wednesdays and every Saturday from 9:00-11:00am.  The Table is located at Rejoice! Community Church located at 1320 3rd Avenue Southeast, Le Mars.

**Siouxland Food Bank Distribution is the second Tuesday of each month from 4pm to 5pm at Rejoice! Community Church located at 1320 3rd Avenue Southeast, Le Mars.    Please bring your own bags and containers.