HOSPERS—Hospers Presbyterian Church in America will again host Summer Seminars, intended to engage thoughtful Christians and honest seekers in substantive reflection on the important moral and spiritual issues of our time.

SUTHERLAND—O’Brien County Conservation will host a “Perseids Light Up the Night” event 8-10 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11, at Prairie Heritage Center near Sutherland.

SIOUX CENTER—Sioux Center School District bus routes will begin running on the regular schedule beginning Thursday, Aug. 13, in the morning and evening.

REGIONAL—Application deadline is Friday, Aug. 14, for Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship funds that provide an incentive payment for installing cover crops.

SIOUX CENTER—The Dordt University Art Department in Sioux Center is calling for artwork submissions for an Aug. 25-Sept. 10 exhibit, “While We Were Out,” a celebration of the creative work that has been made during the coronavirus pandemic.

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ORANGE CITY—While COVID-19 has changed a lot of things, major packers still require a current Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certificate from feedlot producers selling market-ready cattle.

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REGIONAL—O’Brien County Tourism is encouraging the public to enjoy the county while maintaining safe social distancing with its new day trip itineraries.

REGIONAL—The “Get to Know the Conservation Board Areas” activity will give people a guided plan to check out 19 of the 25 areas managed by O’Brien County Conservation.

ROCK RAPIDS—While the annual garden walk of the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Demonstration Garden at the Lyon County Fairgrounds in Rock Rapids has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, the public may take a self-guided walking tour in the garden throughout the s…

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ALLENDORF—A project to replace a reinforced concrete box culvert on U.S. Highway 59 north of Iowa Highway 9 in Osceola County north of Allendorf requires closing the roadway to traffic beginning on Monday morning, July 27, until October, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department o…

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.

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.…

SHELDON—The Sheldon School District will hold a special meeting at 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, in the board room in the high school. The only agenda item is an evaluation of superintendent Robin Spears.

­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), inclu…

SIOUX CENTER—Promise Community Health Center will ensure children have all the required health screenings and immunizations that they need for school.

ORANGE CITY—Dr. William Struthers, author of “Wired for Intimacy: How Pornography Hijacks the Male Brain,” will speak Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 24-25, at Northwestern College in Orange City.

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SIOUX CENTER—Four hundred fifty educators from Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota,and South Dakota will be challenged to build a “Firm Foundation” when they gather Thursday and Friday, Oct. 5-6, for the 2017 Heartland Christian Educators’ Convention that will take place on the campus of Dordt College…

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