RR FLOOD 2014 Rapid SpeedwayYou are invited to a gathering of flood victims in order to give you a chance to be encouraged – and to encourage others.
As time drags on, the frustration can grow. This gathering is not to answer questions about rebuilding, selling to Homeland Security, etc. (However, you may gain ideas from what others share.) Instead, the goal is to give you a chance to hear others – and tell others – about those things that frustrate us, scare us, or make us mad about this whole mess.

If you feel talked out already, you don’t have to come. But if you’d like to “get out of the house” and see how others are coping, join us for some refreshments and some time together on: Thursday, July 31st at 7:00 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church, 902 S. Carroll St, Rock Rapids, Iowa

Refreshments will be served.

Mary Iedema of Sanborn will be presenting a free program on Garden Art at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 13, at the Hartley Public Library. 

Stop by and learn some new ways to have color and design in your garden year-round!

bible schoolVacation Bible School THIS WEEK at Calvary Baptist Church!  Located at 823 10th Street, Sheldon. Monday, July 28 – Thursday, July 31 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00.  For ages K5-6th Grade.
Teen Time for 7th – 12th Grade on Monday- Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Call 324-2616 if you need a ride.

Grab your friends and get your team together!  The O’Brien County Conservation Board and the Little Sioux Valley Conservation Association is sponsoring the Annual Inkpaduta Canoe Race to the Prairie Heritage Center!  This event provides a fun opportunity to enjoy the river.  There will be two divisions for the race – one for canoes and one for kayaks.

The event will be held on Saturday, August 9 beginning at 10:00 a.m.  The vessels will enter the water at the Hwy 10 bridge near Peterson.  The race will finish at the Prairie Heritage Center.

First price in each division will be a 2 night stay at one of the 6-person camping cabins at Mill Creek or Dog Creek Park.  Second price in each division will be 5 nights of camping at either Mill Creek or Dog Creek Park.  If you aren’t in the race for speed, that’s okay too.  All registered participants completing the course in under 4 hours will also be entered in a drawing for a 2 night stay in the Dog Creek 6-person camping cabin.

The registration deadline is August 5.  The entrance fee of $35/canoe and $20/kayak includes a commemorative t-shirt.  Additional t-shirts will be available for sale at the Prairie Heritage Center.  Lunch will also be sold at the center after 12:00 p.m.; so bring your friends and support your favorite team!

In the case of impassable river conditions, entry fees will be refunded.

For more information about this exciting event or to register for the race, contact the Prairie Heritage Center at 712-295-7200.

Vacation Bible School is this week at Calvary Baptist Church!
Located at 823 10th Street, Sheldon. Monday, July 28 through Thursday, July 31 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00.  For ages K5 through 6th Grade.
Teen Time for 7th through 12th Grade on Monday through Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Call 324-2616 if you need a ride.

churchRev. Nicole (Haack) Sims who is serving an English speaking congregation in Hamburg Germany will present the message during a special worship service at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sheldon Thursday July 31st at 6:30.  She will host an informal question/answer period during the fellowship time following the service.  The public is invited.  Nicole is the daughter of Rich and Sandra Haack of Sheldon.

For Sale


Call 712-324-2597 to purchase an item.


7 – Kelly’s Diner and Catering              – $20.00 gift certificateSell for $15.00

11 – Mr P’s  LeMars                               – $20.00 gift certificate – Sell for $15.00

2 – Sfumato Pizzeria at Carnes                – $15.00 Gift Certificates – Sell for $12.00     



S&S Automotive      2 – $50.00 Certificates for Service, Parts or Repair.  Sell for $40.00

Westside Auto Care -

  • 1 set of chrome nerf bars to fit any make and model truck $279.00. Sell for $185.00
  • 4 – $34.00 Oil Change Certificates. Sell for $23.00


8 – Southern Archery Spencer gift certificates $25.00 each sell for $20.00 

Glen’s Copier 2 – $27.95 White Erasable Message Boards. Sell for $17.00

WEIRD ANIMALS is coming to Immanuel Christian Reformed Church in Sheldon (601 Union Ave.)  August 3 through the 7, starting at 6PM each evening.

Where Jesus’ Love Is One-of-a-Kind, VBS (Vacation Bible School) – mark your calendars for a great summer adventure!  Kids ages 3-years to completion of 4th-grade are welcome to join the fun.  For more information or to register early call 712-348-5353 or email at hoch@nethtc.net

Red CrossThe American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held at the Sheldon First Christian Reformed Church, 901 9th Street, on Friday, August 1 from 11:00-5:00.  NOTE TIME CHANGE!

We recommend eating iron-rich foods to boost your iron level, and drinking extra water and other fluids.  If you are  (16 with parental consent),  and any age on up, and are in generally good health you may be eligible to donate!  All blood types are needed, new donors encouraged, and walkins welcome!

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Connie at 324-5253, or go to redcrossblood.org.
The need is constant- the gratification is instant.  Give Blood!