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HAWARDEN—Sioux County Conservation is hosting a free Family Ice Fishing Clinic 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Jan. 16, at Big Sioux Recreation Area in Hawarden.

REGIONAL—Lutheran Services in Iowa is hosting several virtual orientations for western Iowa families and community members to learn more about foster care and adoption.

SHELDON—A Sheldon Area Unity Meal will be held Monday, Jan. 18, at Living Water Community Church in Sheldon. Serving will be drive-thru only 5:30-6:30 p.m..

HULL—LifeServe Blood Center of Sioux City will hold a blood drive noon-6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, at the Hull Public Library and 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, at Centre Mall in Sioux Center. Appointments are required by visiting lifeservebloodcenter.org or calling 1-800-287-4903.

REGIONAL—Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering a new pilot program called “Small Talk,” specifically for parents of children under the age of 30 months, with virtually sessions every Tuesday, Jan. 19-March 23.

SIBLEY—The Sioux Falls Community Blood Bank Bloodmobile will hold a blood drive 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, at Osceola Regional Health Center in Sibley. Appointments are required to donate blood by calling 712-754-5358.

SIOUX CENTER—LifeServe Blood Center of Sioux City will hold a blood drive 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, at Centre Mall in Sioux Center. Appointments are required by visiting lifeservebloodcenter.org or calling 1-800-287-4903.

REGIONAL—O’Brien County Conservation will offer a 45-minute program, “The Clever Fox,” by naturalist Abbie Parker at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, at the Paullina Public Library; 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, at the Hartley Public Library; and 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, at the Sanborn Public Library.

SIOUX CENTER—The Sioux Center Public Library is offering drop-in tech help 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12 or 26. A tutor will be available to answer all questions.

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REGIONAL—The Iowa Farm Bureau Federation and Fareway launched their second “Fill Your Freezer” sweepstakes to give Iowans a chance to win a $200 gift card for meat at each of Fareway’s 106 Iowa locations.

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REGIONAL—Keep Iowa Beautiful and Diamond Vogel Paint announce the 2021 Paint Iowa Beautiful program. The program provides free paint to a wide variety of community projects throughout Iowa. Submit an online grant application at keepiowabeautiful.org/grants-scholarships/grants/paint-iowa-beau…

REGIONAL—The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is accepting entries from students in kindergarten through 12th grade for the 2021 Iowa Federal Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest. Entries must be postmarked by March 15.

REGIONAL—The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program provides limited financial heating assistance to income-eligible utility customers Nov. 1-April 30. For more information and an appointment in O’Brien County, call Upper Des Moines Opportunity Outreach at 712-957-1023 in Primghar. In Sio…

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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