ROCK VALLEY—LifeServe Blood Center of Sioux City will hold a blood drive 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, at Faith Reformed Church in Rock Valley and 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at Centre Mall in Sioux Center. To make an appointment, call 1-800-287-4903 or visit www.lifeserveb…

SHELDON—MidAmerican Energy will host a meeting to introduce its BusinessAdvantage team 7-9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, at the Crossroads Pavilion in Sheldon.

SPENCER—The board of directors for RIDES, the Regional Transit Authority for nine area counties, will meet at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at the RTA office, 522 10th Ave. E., Spencer. For more information, call 1-800-358-5037.

REGIONAL—Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host monthly 4-H Clover Kids gatherings in Hospers, Hull, Rock Valley, Orange City and Sioux Center from October through May.

ORANGE CITY—LifeServe Blood Center of Sioux City will hold a blood drive 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at Centre Mall in Sioux Center. To make an appointment, call 1-800-287-4903 or visit

SIOUX CENTER—Sioux Center Health will provide cardiovascular screening noon-3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17. To schedule an appointment, call 712-722-8116.

PAULLINA—O’Brien County Conservation will host a Youth Pheasant Hunt at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Crosbie Wildlife & Nature Youth Center at 4270 Roosevelt Ave. about halfway between Paullina and Primghar.

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ORANGE CITY—The theme for this year’s OC Pride event is “You Can’t Burn Pride,” a nod to last year’s book-burning controversy and a message to its supporters that the event isn’t going anywhere.

SHELDON—The Sheldon Area Unity Meal will be held Monday, Oct. 21, at Living Water Community Church in Sheldon. Serving of the free meal will start at 6 p.m.

SHELDON—The O’Brien County Relay For Life Committee invites all to show their support during Breast Cancer Awareness Month by wearing pink on Monday, Oct. 21.

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ORANGE CITY—The Christian pop rock band Newsboys United will bring its Greatness of Our God Tour to Northwestern College on Thursday, Oct. 24.

SIOUX CENTER—“The Lord Rejoices in His Works,” a photography-based exhibit by Carl Fictorie, Dordt University chemistry professor, will be open to the public through Oct. 25. The show will be held in Dordt’s Art Gallery located in the Campus Center in Sioux Center.

SIOUX CENTER—Drop-in Job and Computer Assistance will be available 1-3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, and 9-11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, at the Sioux Center Public Library. Stop in for assistance on any computer related question.

REGIONAL—Hy-Vee stores will surprise lucky customers who purchase Hy-Vee brand products with up to $2,500 cash during the annual Hy-Vee’s Brands for Grands sweepstakes.

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ORANGE CITY—Works by Sioux City painter and muralist Mark Kochen, titled “Unspecified Mechanical Properties,” will be on exhibit through Nov. 1 in the Te Paske Gallery of Northwestern College in Orange City.

REGIONAL—The Northwest Iowa Regional Housing Trust Fund Inc. provides financial assistance to low- to moderate-income homeowners in making the necessary repairs to their homes.

REGIONAL—Struggling to give up cigarettes? Quitline Iowa can help. Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) or visit the website

REGIONAL—MidAmerican Energy Co. reminds its customers about the importance of submitting a streetlight repair request whenever a streetlight is out or not operating correctly. Customers may submit a repair request form online by visiting and selecting “Submit Street…

REGIONAL—Who are you going to call if you have a legal question, need someone to talk to, are trying to find a resource or are just feeling stressed? Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s Iowa Concern Hotline at 1-800-447-1985 is a toll-free number that is available 24/7.

REGIONAL—The Iowa Department of Public Health has a bullying and suicide hotline where youth, parents, school personnel and all concerned Iowans can get help and information about bullying and youth suicide. Your Life Iowa is available 24/7 by calling 1-855-581-8111 or texting 855-895-8398. …

REGIONAL—The Iowa Department of Public Health, in partnership with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, has a blog-style website for Iowa teens focusing on a variety of health issues. The website, (Iowa Adolescents Making Choices to Control Their Future), includ…

SHELDON—Lewis Drug in Sheldon has been designated as the site of a Take Back Drug Kiosk in O’Brien County. The kiosk provides a secure site for disposal of any outdated or unwanted drugs. However, no liquids or needles or sharp objects may be deposited.

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