10/20/22: Community Calendar


October 20, 2022

Firemen to canvass Hartley Oct. 24

The Hartley Fire Department will canvass the town during the evening of Monday, Oct. 24, to sell tickets for their annual pancake breakfast on Sunday, Nov. 6. The firemen will be canvassing one week earlier as Halloween falls on the usual date.

RCA Fall Boutique is Saturday

Royal Community Action will host its annual fall boutique on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., at the Royal Community Building.

More than a dozen vendors will be on hand selling a variety of items.

Homecoming returning to CC/E

Clay Central/Everly is bringing back Homecoming. A parade will be held on Friday, Oct. 28 in downtown Royal at 1 p.m.

Bring a lawn chair and Maverick Spirit.

Hydrant flushing in Hartley

The City of Hartley will be flushing hydrants Oct. 24-26. Your water may turn discolored.

See the ad on Page 3 for more details.

3 specials at Red’s next Wednesday

Red’s Catering in downtown Hartley will be serving three specials on Wednesday, Oct. 26.

See the ad on Page 5 for more details.

Hartley Chamber announces Trunk or Treat details

The Hartley Chamber of Commerce is planning a Halloween Trunk-or-Treat in downtown Hartley on Monday, Oct. 31 from 3:30-5 p.m. Local businesses are encouraged to hand out goodies to participants.

Kids will start at City Hall and go south to CFE, then cross the street and go north all the way to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, where there will be activities and hot dogs for all.

Businesses should be set up by 3:15 p.m.

Save lives by donating blood Oct. 26

Help save lives in the Hartley community by donating blood. LifeServe Blood Center will be accepting donations during a drive on Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 12:30-5:30 p.m. at the Hartley Community Center. New donors are needed.

Appointments are required. Text LIFESERVE to 999-777, call (800) 287-4903 or visit lifeservebloodcenter.org to schedule your donation appointment.

H-M-S menus

Monday, Oct. 24: Breakfast – Cereal, pop tart (9-12), fruit, juice; Lunch – Pork chop patty, mashed potatoes, pineapple, roll (9-12).

Tuesday, Oct. 25: Breakfast – Mini cinnis, fruit, juice; Lunch – Hot dog/bun, fries, baked beans, cucumbers (9-12), oranges.

Wednesday, Oct. 26: Breakfast – Breakfast pizza, fruit, juice; Lunch – Fiestada pizza, romaine salad, red peppers, corn (9-12), grapes.

Thursday, Oct. 27: Breakfast – Waffles, sausage (9-12), fruit, juice; Lunch – Chili, cinnamon roll, celery, carrots and bread (9-12), peaches.

Friday, Oct. 28: Breakfast – Donut, fruit, juice; Lunch – Hot ham/cheese, chips (9-12), green beans, baby carrots, applesauce.

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

Poets’ group to meet Oct. 27

The Hartley Poets Group will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27, at the Hartley Public Library. All poets are welcome.

Upcoming events at Hartley library

Between the Covers Book Club will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, in the front room of the Hartley Public Library. The October book discussion will cover “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley. Newcomers are welcome so stop at the library and pick up a copy to read.

The library will be hosting a screening of “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!” on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 9:30 a.m., with a coloring time to follow. Snacks will be provided. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult or a child over 12. While at the library, check out the large selection of Halloween books.

CC/E menus

Monday, Oct. 24: Breakfast – Cereal, toast, fruit, juice, yogurt; Lunch – Au gratin potatoes and ham, broccoli, dinner roll, pineapple.

Tuesday, Oct. 25: Breakfast – Scrambled egg, cereal, toast, fruit, juice, yogurt; Lunch – Hamburger, French fries, baked beans, apple.

Wednesday, Oct. 26: Breakfast – Waffles, cereal, toast, fruit, juice, yogurt; Lunch – Crispito, corn, rice, pears.

Thursday, Oct. 27: Breakfast – Potato bowl, cereal, toast, fruit, juice, yogurt; Lunch – Ground beef and gravy, green beans, banana, dinner roll.

Friday, Oct. 28: Breakfast – Biscuit and gravy, cereal, toast, fruit, juice, yogurt; Lunch – Grilled cheese, carrots, peaches, chocolate chip cookie.

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

Grant writing workshops offered at Orange City

Representatives of nonprofits, local government, schools and other organizations are encouraged to register for a pair of grant writing workshops which will be presented at the Sioux County Extension office in Orange City.

Grant Writing 101 and 201 will be presented by Extension and community development specialists with extensive experience writing and reviewing grant applications and working with various federal, state, local and private foundation grant programs. Workshop participants will explore various public and private funding sources and receive instruction and tips on planning projects and writing successful grant applications.

Grant Writing 101, a beginner-level workshop, will provide hands-on training in seeking and writing successful grant applications. This workshop will be presented Wednesday, Nov. 16 from 1-4 p.m.

Registration for Grant Writing 101 is required by Nov. 14 at https://go.iastate.edu/BSUYAM.

Grant Writing 201 is intended for individuals who have already participated in Grant Writing 101 or who have previous grant writing experience. This workshop will be held Thursday, Dec. 15 from 1-5 p.m. Grant Writing 201 will focus on documenting need, methodology, logic models, evaluation and budgets. Participants are encouraged to work on sections of their own grant application when those sections are discussed during the workshop. Attendees are expected to bring a grant announcement, request for proposals or other application materials for a grant program of interest to the workshop, along with a laptop or tablet.

Registration for Grant Writing 201 is required by Dec. 12 at https://go.iastate.edu/TY7R1M.

The registration fee for each workshop is only $5, which will be used to offset direct expenses and to support the Community and Economic Development Extension program. For assistance registering, call the Sioux County Extension office at (712) 737-4230.

For more information about the workshops, contact Extension Community Development Specialist Jane Nolan Goeken at jngoeken@iastate.edu or (712) 240-2504.

Virtual program geared toward family caregivers

“Caregiving Relationships: Conversations on Aging” is a program for adult children supporting their aging caregiver parents. The virtual workshop will be held via Zoom on Monday, Nov. 7 from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Family caregivers are unpaid family members, friends or neighbors who assist those who need help. Research shows that spousal caregivers are more likely to provide care with help from adult children than to accept help from community supports or nonfamily members.

“You are a son or daughter to your parent(s) regardless of age, but your role description can change when your parent is in the role of a caregiver,” said Extension Human Sciences Specialist in Family Wellbeing Mackenzie DeJong in a news release. “This program helps adult children learn to recognize how caregiving affects relationships. It helps them discover their role in making decisions about their parents’ later life.”

DeJong added that the program helps adult children build talking and listening skills and gain ideas on how to start difficult conversations.

There is no cost to participate but registration is required. To register or find more information, visit https://go.iastate.edu/RVDOQQ. For more information, contact DeJong at (712) 546-7835 or email mldejong@iastate.edu.

Regular hours at Royal library

Hours at the Royal Public Library are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 3-5 p.m .; and Tuesday and Saturday, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

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.

King’s Kamp at BLC

King’s Kamp is back in full swing now at Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Royal. This years King’s Kamp theme is Growing With God. All youth from ages three through sixth grade are welcome to join the after school program on Wednesday evenings from 3:45-5 p.m.

Snacks, music, crafts and scripture teachings told in a modest yet moving way, are all part of the King’s Kamp schedule. Volunteers are enthused to have another year kicked off with such wonderful children eager to learn together about their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Contact Bethlehem Lutheran if you would like your children to attend the BLC King’s Kamp program.


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