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**The Plymouth County Fair Board monthly meeting is Tuesday, January 19th at 7:00 p.m. at the Plymouth County Extension and Outreach Office. The meeting is open to the public.

**The Le Mars FFA Chapter Alumni meeting will be Thursday, January, 21 at 6 pm at the Ag Education Building at the Le Mars Community High School. All are welcome. Masks are required.

**Regular Meeting of the Plymouth County Conservation Board will be 7:00 PM on Thursday, January 21, at the Center for Outdoor Learning – Hillview Recreation Area – 25601 C60 Hinton.

**The Plymouth County Extension Council will meet Monday, January 25th at 6:30 p.m. at the Plymouth County Extension and Outreach Office.  The council will hold the re-organizational meeting along with a normal monthly meeting.  This meeting is open to the public.

**Anyone wishing to foster cats and dogs in Plymouth County is invited to attend the volunteer meeting of Wet-Nose Rescue Tuesday, Jan. 26, at the Eagles Club in Le Mars. Two meetings will be offered – one at 6 p.m. and one at 7 p.m. to allow social distancing and cleaning between meetings. For more information contact Stephanie Roskilly, a Wet-Nose board member by e-mail: wetnosevolunteers@outlook.com

**Virtual Mental Health First Aid Training will be held on Tuesday, January 26th,  from 8 AM to 2:30 PM. Youth Mental Health First Aid is a FREE training designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 6-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders, and eating disorders.  To register contact Taylor Prather with Seasons Center for Behavioral Health at 712 262-2922.

**Le Mars Knights of Columbus Broasted Pork Chop Dinner at the KC Hall, 120 1st Avenue, Northeast, will be held January 31st from 4-7pm.   Drive Thru Only serving Broasted Pork Chop, Cheesy Potatoes, Macaroni Salad, Dinner Roll all for $10 a meal.

**Representatives of nonprofits, local government, schools and other organizations are encouraged to register for Grant Writing 101, which will be presented online by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach staff from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Feb. 10.  Grant Writing 101 will provide hands-on training in seeking and writing successful grant applications. The program is being sponsored  by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach – Woodbury and Plymouth counties. The fee for the workshop is $25, with registration required by Feb. 8. Register at  bit.ly/grant101wc     For more information about the workshops, contact Jane Goeken at jngoeken@iastate.edu or 712-240-2504.

**The Le Mars Community School Alumni Association is seeking nominations for the 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award. This award, sponsored by the Alumni Association and Le Mars Community School District Foundation, has been established to recognize Le Mars Community graduates for their outstanding achievements and contributions to society following graduation. Nomination materials are available at the alumni office. The deadline for submitting applications for the Distinguished Alumni Award is February 15th.

**A Jason Jackson Benefit account has been set up at Northwest Iowa Credit Union.  Checks payable to Jason Jackson Benefit can be dropped off at Northwest Iowa Credit Union or mailed to Northwest Iowa Credit Union at Box 1030, Le Mars.


** Rejoice! Food Pantry will be open the 1st, 4th & 5th Wednesdays from 12-2:00pm and  1st , 4th, & 5th Saturdays from 9-11:00.


**Le Mars Odd/Even Parking Ordinance began November 1st and continues until April 1st.  Regardless of not having any snow or ice on the streets.   Residents MUST park on the odd numbered side of the street (where house numbers are odd) on odd calendar days and the even numbered side of the street on even calendar days.   The calendar day begins at 6 p.m. the previous day and ends at 6 p.m. the day of.  As an example, on an odd numbered day, after 6 p.m. people should park on the even numbered side of the street.


** Indoor walking has resumed in the Le Mars Community Middle School and High School. Times are set the same as last year, 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. Face masks and social distancing will be required.