SHELDON—Community Blood Bank of Sioux Falls, SD, will hold a blood drive 8-11 a.m. and 12:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 11, at Sanford Sheldon Medical Center. To schedule an appointment, log onto www.cbblifeblood.org, click on “events” and select May 11 and “Sanford Sheldon Medical Center” from …

ORANGE CITY—LifeServe Blood Center of Sioux City will hold a blood drive 12:30-6 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, at American Reformed Church in Orange City and 1:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, at the Primghar Community Building. Appointments are required by visiting lifeservebloodcenter.org or call…

PRIMGHAR—LifeServe Blood Center of Sioux City will hold a blood drive 1:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, at the Primghar Community Building. Appointments are required by visiting lifeservebloodcenter.org or calling 1-800-287-4903.

SHELDON—The Sheldon American Legion Auxiliary will meet in the Fireside Room (northeast corner of the building) of the Christian Retirement Home at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, to plan for Poppy Day. All members and prospective members are urged to attend.

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SHELDON—Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon will host the NW Iowa Visual Arts Show featuring high school students’ art on campus opening Monday, April 26.

REGIONAL—The Iowa Department of Natural Resources plans to conduct prescribed burns within the selected wildlife complexes in Dickinson, Cherokee and O’Brien counties through May 20 to improve wildlife habitat, control invasive plant species and maintain native plant communities.

REGIONAL—State treasurer Michael Fitzgerald and College Savings Iowa are celebrating 529 Day — May 29 — by hosting $529 giveaways for each county. In addition, one grand prize winner will receive a $1,529 College Savings Iowa contribution that will be drawn from all entrants across the state…

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REGIONAL—As communities across Iowa continue to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, mental health challenges continue to impact Iowans at alarming rates.

REGIONAL—The application window has opened for this year’s Master Gardener training, which will be offered online in the fall through Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

ORANGE CITY—Information sessions to learn about an online Hybrid Emergency Medical Technician course will be held 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 24; Monday, April 19; Wednesday, April 21; Friday, May 14; and Wednesday, July 14, at Northwestern College in Orange City.

PRIMGHAR—A project to remove the bridge on U.S. Highway 59 south of Primghar in O’Brien County will require closing the roadway to traffic beginning Monday, April 5, until Oct. 26, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s District 3 Office.

PAULLINA—O’Brien County Conservation will hold a new event, 3D archery, Saturday, June 22, at the Crosbie Wildlife & Nature Youth Center at 4270 Roosevelt Ave. between Primghar and Paullina.

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SHELDON—According to his dad, rural Hospers native Scott Stallmann has been obsessed with the South Asian country of Nepal for about half his life.

ORANGE CITY—Orange City Area Health System Home Health & Hospice will hold grief classes 1-2:30 p.m. Tuesdays Oct. 1-Nov. 5, at its Downtown Campus.

SIBLEY—The Community Blood Bank Bloodmobile of Sioux Falls, SD, will hold a blood drive 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2:30-5 p.m. Thursday, May 21, at Osceola Regional Health Center in Sibley. For a donation appointment, call 712-754-5358.

ROCK VALLEY—Instead of the monthly community meal, Shepherd’s Table again will hold a food share 5-6:30 p.m. Monday, June 1, in the parking lot of the Parkview Event Center in the corner of 11th Street and 13th Avenue in Rock Valley. This is a drive-up or walk-up event. Volunteers will direc…

REGIONAL—Martha McFarland of Hawkeye Buffalo Ranch, Kim Andersen of Zihlman Family Farms & Blueberry Bottom and Regina Frahm of Esther Purl Fibers will host a virtual field day with Practical Farmers of Iowa exploring the process of crafting a farm succession plan 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 30.

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HAWARDEN—Sioux County Conservation will host Senior Environmental Learning and Fellowship at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, at the Prairie Woods Nature Center at Oak Grove Park near Hawarden.

ORANGE CITY—LifeServe Blood Center of Sioux City will hold a blood drive 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, March 25, at American Reformed Church in Orange City. Appointments are required by visiting lifeservebloodcenter.org or calling 1-800-287-4903.

OKOBOJI—“Overcomer of Okoboji” will return for its seventh year on a virtual platform with its newest mini-conference titled, “Hope in Christ: Coffee and Conversation,” an inspirational and uplifting non-denominational Christian women’s event for women of all ages and all faiths.

SIOUX CENTER—Seasons Center for Behavioral Health is hosting a mental health training event for foster and adoptive parents Thursday, April 1, at the Dordt Agriculture Stewardship Center near Sioux Center.

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SHELDON—Starting May 12, Promise Community Health Center in Sioux Center, Living Water Community Church in Sheldon and Love In the Name of Christ of O’Brien County will offer transportation for Sheldon residents called Ride Share to appointments at Promise on the second Wednesday of the month.

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