PRIMGHAR—O’Brien County Public Health will host a special presentation by Sister’s Home Style Entrees of Humboldt at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, inside the Assembly Room on the first floor of the county courthouse in Primghar.

HULL—LifeServe Blood Center of Sioux City will hold a blood drive noon-6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, at the Hull Public Library; 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, at Faith Reformed Church in Rock Valley; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, at Orange City Area Health System Downtown Campus; and…

ROCK VALLEY—LifeServe Blood Center of Sioux City will hold a blood drive 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, at Faith Reformed Church in Rock Valley; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, at Orange City Area Health System Downtown Campus; and 12:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, at the Hartley…

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SHELDON—The Sheldon City Council will host its second public hearing on the proposed franchise agreements/fees with MidAmerican Energy Co. when it meets at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21.

ORANGE CITY—LifeServe Blood Center of Sioux City will hold a blood drive 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, at Orange City Area Health System Downtown Campus and 12:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, at the Hartley Community Center. To make an appointment, call 1-800-287-4903 or visit www.lifese…

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SHELDON—A barbecue dinner, prizes and an inspirational message from a nationally recognized speaker is in store for those who attend the 19th annual Sportsman’s Banquet on Saturday evening in Sheldon.

INWOOD—The roadway just north of Lake Pahoja on Buchanan Avenue between 160th and 180th Streets are closed to traffic until September, to replace the three-posted timber bridges, according to the Lyon County Engineer’s Office.

SIOUX CENTER—The creators of the Siouxperman Triathlon aren’t taking a rest. They are planning for a new event next fall — the first Harvest Half-Marathon and 10K on Saturday, Oct. 5, in Sioux Center.

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 www.quitlineiowa.org.

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 www.midamericanenergy.com 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, www.IAMincontrol.org (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.

HULL—LifeServe Blood Center will hold a blood drive noon-6 p.m. Tuesday, July 18, at the Hull Public Library and 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursday, July 27, at American Reformed Church in Orange City. To schedule a blood donation appointment, call 1-800-287-4903 or visit www.lifeservebloodcenter.org.

BOYDEN—LifeServe Blood Center will hold a blood drive 2-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, at the Demco Community Center in Boyden. To schedule a donation, call 1-800-287-4903 or visit www.lifeservebloodcenter.org.

SHELDON—Sheldon United Methodist Church will show the documentary-style film “The Coming Convergence” at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 23. There will be a time of discussion following.

SIOUX CENTER—LifeServe Blood Center will hold a blood drive noon-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, at Sioux Center Health; and 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursday, July 27, at American Reformed Church in Orange City. To schedule a blood donation appointment, call 1-800-287-4903 or visit www.lifeserveblood…

SHELDON—Community Blood Bank of Sioux Falls, SD, will host community blood drives 7:30-10:20 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, at Village Northwest Unlimited in Sheldon and noon-3:30 p.m. at Sanford Sheldon Medical Center. For information or to make an appointment, contact Sanford Sheldon at 712-324-6…

SHELDON—The Sheldon Christian Retirement Home will host the Teach Boys of the George area in concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, for its third ice cream social of the summer. Bring lawn chairs for seating. There will be a time for fellowship with ice cream, homemade bars, coffee and punch f…

SHELDON—A Memory Loss Support Group will meet 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, at Sanford Sheldon Senior Care. The program will be sharing. For more information, call 712-324-6467 or 712-324-6470.

SIOUX CENTER—Sioux Center Health is providing a Parkinson’s Awareness Support Group at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, at Royale Meadows West Community Room. Come for fellowship and mutual encouragement. For more information on the group, call 712-722-8328.

SIOUX CENTER—The Sioux County Sheriff’s Department reported the arrest of Nathaniel Byron Kassel, 36, Rock Rapids, about 6:05 a.m. Monday, Aug. 28, stemming from a report of a person who was suspected to be intoxicated inside a motor vehicle at the Shell Siouxper Center in Sioux Center.

SHELDON—The Sheldon Area Unity Meal will be held Monday, Sept. 18, at Living Water Community Church in Sheldon. Serving of the free meal will start at 6 p.m.

SIOUX CENTER—Promise Community Health Clinic is offering flu vaccine clinics 3-6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, and Wednesday, Nov. 1, at 338 First Ave. N.W., Sioux Center. Walk-ins are welcome. No appointment necessary. Free to children 18 and under. There is a $25 charge for anyone over age 18.…

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