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05/05/22: Community Calendar


May 5, 2022

2 specials at Red’s

Red’s Catering in downtown Hartley will be serving a pair of take-out specials on Wednesday, May 11 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Pick up in the front. See the ad on Page 3 for more details.

Mother’s Day brunch at Crazy Bob’s

Crazy Bob’s in Hartley will be serving a Mother’s Day brunch on Sunday, May 8 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. See the ad on Page 3 for more details.

National Day of Prayer in Hartley

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hartley will hold two services in observance of the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 5. All are welcome to attend from 7-7:30 a.m. or 7-7:30 p.m.

The brief service will include prayers covering seven important areas of our nation. Refreshments will be served and the services will be livestreamed on the TCA community church channel as well as the church’s Facebook page.

Daycare fundraising event planned

The Hartley Community Daycare Center has announced its 3rd Annual Love for the Daycare Fundraiser. The event will be held on Saturday, June 18 at the Hartley Community Center.

See the ad on Page 3 for more details.

Register for VBS at Sanborn FRC

Registration is open for Vacation Bible School at Sanborn First Reformed Church, which runs June 6-10.

See the ad on Page 5 for more details.

Dave’s Sand & Gravel marking 40th

Dave’s Sand & Gravel in Everly will celebrate its 40th anniversary on Saturday, May 7. An open house is planned from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

The celebration will take place at the business’ town shop located at 307 W 3rd St., in Everly

H-M-S to host large group music festival

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn High School will host the Large Group Festival for instrumental and vocal ensembles on Saturday, May 7.

According to the Iowa High School Music Association, H-M-S will host the following Class 2A schools: Alta-Aurelia, Boyden-Hull, Central Lyon, Cherokee, East Sac County, Hinton, Lawton-Bronson, OABCIG, Okoboji, Ridge View, Rock Valley, Sibley-Ocheyedan, Sioux Central, Unity Christian, West Lyon, West Sioux, Western Christian and Westwood. Class 4A schools from Sioux City (East, North and West) are also assigned here.

The H-M-S band will perform at 8 a.m. and the choir will sing at 9 a.m. The public is welcome to attend any of the performances.

H-M-S menus

Thursday, May 5: Breakfast – Pancake/sausage bites, fruit, juice; Lunch – Chicken alfredo, breadstick, broccoli, cucumbers, peaches.

Friday, May 6: Breakfast – Donut, fruit, juice; Lunch – Hot dog/bun, chips, baby carrots, celery, apples.

Monday, May 9: Breakfast – Cereal, pop tart (9-12), fruit, juice; Lunch – Mandarin orange chicken/rice, broccoli/cauliflower, bread (9-12), pineapple.

Tuesday, May 10: Breakfast – Mini cinnis, fruit, juice; Lunch – Maid-rites/bun, chips, baked beans, baby carrots, pears.

Wednesday, May 11: Breakfast – Breakfast tornado, muffin (ES), fruit, juice; Lunch – Pizza, romaine salad, cherry tomatoes, bananas.

Thursday, May 12: Breakfast – Waffles, fruit, juice; Lunch – Scalloped potatoes/ham, roll, cooked carrots, bread (9-12), strawberries.

Friday, May 13: Breakfast – Donut, fruit, juice; Lunch – Chicken strips, mashed potatoes, green beans, oranges, roll.

Milk served with each meal. Fruit/veggie bar offered daily.

Ernst staff to hold traveling office hours

Representatives from U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst’s office will be available in every county to assist Iowans with problems or questions about issues involving Social Security, veterans’ benefits, military affairs, passports, immigration issues and other federal programs. Sen. Ernst will not be at the traveling office hours.

Constituents seeking assistance with federal agencies who are unable to attend the traveling office hours can contact one of the senator’s offices directly or submit a casework request online at

Office hours in this area are scheduled at the following locations.

• Clay County: Wednesday, May 11, noon-1 p.m. at Spencer City Hall Council Chambers, 101 West 5th Street, Spencer.

• O’Brien County: Wednesday, May 11, 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Primghar City Hall Council Room, 160 South Hayes Avenue, Primghar.

• Osceola County: Tuesday, May 10, 11 a.m.-noon at Osceola County Courthouse, Osceola County Economic Development, 300 7th Street, Sibley.

Feenstra staff to hold May office hours

Representatives from the office of U.S. Rep. Randy Feenstra (R-Hull) will be in 19 counties to help constituents with casework relating to passports, veterans’ benefits and other federal programs. Traveling office hours will also be held this fall.

Iowans in the 4th District can also visit Feenstra.House.Gov to submit a casework request.

Office hours are scheduled at two locations in this area.

• Clay County: Tuesday May 10, from 9-10 a.m. at Spencer Public Library, 21 East 3rd Street, Spencer.

• Osceola County: Wednesday May 11, from 10-11 a.m. at Sibley Public Library, 406 Ninth Street, Sibley.

Constituents should note that Rep. Feenstra will not be at traveling office hours.

Upcoming events at Hartley library

The Hartley Public Library will be hosting a virtual tour of the Tower of London on Friday, May 6, at 6:30 p.m. Take a guided tour of this iconic fortress and learn about its storied history. Refreshments will be provided.

The library will also host Bingo at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 17. Stop in for a friendly game with tasty prizes.

Craft Night for adults will be held at the library on Monday, May 16, at 6:30 p.m. Participants will be making flower seed paper, which is a wonderful way to recycle paper into something beautiful.

Free virtual training on talking to children about war

Seasons Center for Behavioral Health in Spencer will be hosting a free virtual training on how to approach the conversation about war with children. The training will be held on Tuesday, May 10, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. via Zoom.

When conflict or war makes the headlines, it can cause feelings of fear, anger, sadness and anxiety. Children look to parents, caregivers and the adults in their lives for safety and security, even more so in times of crisis. This training will provide skills, strategies and tips on how to answer questions and talk about war with children.

Seasons Center’s Veterans Specialist Nikki Orr will lead the training and provide insights on how to help kids navigate these uncertain times. Orr is a combat veteran (Desert Storm, two tours in Iraq) who retired from the military in November 2019 after 30 years of service. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, a Master of Arts in Psychology with a specialization in Criminalistics and Justice Studies, and a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology. She has extensive experience working with veterans, military families, adolescents and children.

Online registration can be found at Registration links can also be found on the Events page of the Seasons Center website ( or on the Seasons Center Facebook Events page.

CC/E menus

Thursday, May 5: Breakfast – Egg wrap, cereal, yogurt, toast, fruit, juice; Lunch – Chicken patty, broccoli, fruit.

Friday, May 6: Breakfast – Biscuit and gravy, cereal, yogurt, toast, fruit, juice; Lunch – Hog dog, baked beans, fruit.

Monday, May 9-Thursday, May 26: Cooks’ choice for breakfast and lunch.

Milk is served with each meal. Menus are subject to change at any time.

Maverick Family Fun Night is May 12

Clay Central/Everly will host Maverick Family Fun Night on Thursday, May 12 from 5:30-7 p.m. The evening will feature reading and math games, free Pizza Hut pizza, and door prizes.

The event is sponsored by CC/E and the Title I Program. The meal is sponsored by the Royal Lions Club.

HLC food pantry

Current hours for the food pantry at Hope Lutheran Church in Everly are Wednesdays, 1-5 p.m. Everyone is allowed to come in and pick out their food, but masks are required.

Al Anon meetings

Al Anon meetings are held at the following locations each week:

Wednesday, 8 p.m., 511 Southmoor, Spencer; Thursday, 8 p.m., Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Royal; Sunday, 7 p.m., Sanford Medical Center, 118 N 7th Ave., Sheldon.

All are welcome to attend.

Walleye opener is May 7 at Iowa Great Lakes

The walleye season for the Iowa Great Lake chain is closed. The season opens back up May 7. Most courtesy docks are in place. Area water temperatures are lower with the recent cold weather.

East Okoboji Lake: Water temperature is in the high 40s. The water level is 1 inch over crest. The walleye season is closed. There has been a fairly good crappie bite recently. Anglers using electronics have been fairly successful finding schools of fish.

Black crappie, good. Bluegill, fair. Yellow bass, fair.

Minnewashta Lake: The walleye season is closed. Black crappie, good.

Silver Lake (Dickinson): Walleye, fair.

Spirit Lake: Water temperature is in the low 40s. The lake is 22 inches below crest making launching boats more difficult. Most courtesy docks are in place. The walleye season is closed.

Black crappie, fair. Use a tube jig and bobber. Bluegill, fair. Yellow perch, fair.

West Okoboji Lake: Water temperature is in the low 40s. The water level is 1 inch over crest. The walleye season is closed.

Black crappie, fair. Bluegill, fair.


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