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ROCK VALLEY—LifeServe Blood Center of Sioux City will hold a blood drive 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, at Faith Reformed Church in Rock Valley and 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at Centre Mall in Sioux Center. To make an appointment, call 1-800-287-4903 or visit www.lifeserveb…

SPENCER—The Northwest Iowa Regional Housing Trust Fund Board of Directors will hold its annual meeting at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 20, in the board room of Northwest Iowa Planning & Development Commission located at 217 W. Fifth St. in Spencer. The mission of the organization is to prom…

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SIOUX CENTER—LifeServe Blood Center of Sioux City will hold a blood drive 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at Centre Mall in Sioux Center. To make an appointment, call 1-800-287-4903 or visit www.lifeservebloodcenter.org.

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SUTHERLAND—O’Brien County Conservation will host a guest speaker who will present information on the “Big Cats of Iowa” at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at the Prairie Heritage Center near Sutherland.

SUTHERLAND—O’Brien County Conservation will host the program, “Celebrate the Sun,” at 5 p.m. Friday, June 21, at the Prairie Heritage Center near Sutherland. The fun-filled family event will focus on the closest star to Earth. For more information, call 712-295-7200 or visit prairieheritagec…

SIOUX CENTER—The 24th Annual Hope Haven Gospel Music Festival will be held Friday and Saturday, June 21-22, at Central Park along Highway 75 in Sioux Center.

SIOUX CENTER—The Sioux Center Public Library will host fifth- through eighth-graders for STEM Club 2-3 p.m. June 27, July 11 and July 18. Participants will explore all things space through technology and science. For more information or to register call the library at 712-722-2138 or visit s…

REGIONAL—The Iowa Smoke-Free Homes Registry has added features to help renters find the smoke-free property that best meets their needs. The registry’s smoke-free rental properties map also shows transit stops, parks, grocery stores and farmers markets. For more information, visit smokefreeh…

REGIONAL—The Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation, along with the support of Cookies Food Products, are looking for Iowans from across the state that demonstrate an honest work ethic while showing a sense of Iowa pride.

REGIONAL—The Iowa 4-H Foundation is seeking nominations for its annual Alum of the Day awards at the Iowa State Fair. Ten individuals will be chosen to be recognized each day of the first 10 days of the fair, Aug. 8-18. Winners will receive four fair admission tickets, one parking pass for t…

REGIONAL—Middleburg Free Grace Reformed, Carmel Reformed and Maurice Reformed churches are hosting the Country Church Tractor Ride at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, July 20, beginning at Carmel Reformed with check-in at 8 a.m. Come for a fun day to help support Rob Van Riessen, owner of Northside Body …

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.

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…

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