ambulanceEMS Strong” The Sheldon Community Ambulance Team (SCAT) is having their Annual Fundraiser Supper (featuring Pizza Ranch chicken).  The supper is scheduled for Monday, May 18, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at NCC’s LLRC building in conjunction with Sanford Sheldon Medical Center’s Health Fair.

Tickets in advance will be $8.00 (adult) and $5.00 (child 10 and under).  Tickets at the door will be $9.00 (adult) and $6.00 (child 10 and under).  Proceeds from the fundraiser will be directed toward needed equipment for the ambulances For tickets, contact any SCAT member now or Vogel Paint & Glass after May 11th.

music-notesThe Sibley Christian Reformed Church invites you to the concert of the Brown’s Family from LeMars, IA which will be given on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. in the Christian Reformed Church. Invite your friends to join you and come to hear the message they will be giving.

Cherish CenterThis Spring marks the 14th year of the Plants to Cherish Sale benefitting the Cherish Center in Milford. The Plants to Cherish Sale has a wide variety of plants and vegetables including both perennials and annuals.

This will take place at the home of Don and Verona Chaffin, 2005 240th Street, located 2 miles south and 2 miles west of Milford. Look for the sign at the corner of 240th and Hwy 71!

They will be open starting April 30th and going through June 20th. Hours are Thursday & Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. To schedule an appointment call 712-332-8046.

The Plans to Cherish Sale benefits the services of the Cherish Center. Visit www.cherishcenter.org for more information.

Early childhood of iowaThe Early Childhood Iowa Lakes Region (ECI LR) is excited to once again offer tuition assistance to families who have a child(ren) entering preschool for the 2015-2016 school year. The Lakes Region covers the counties of Clay, Dickinson, O’Brien, and Osceola. This grant money is specifically targeted to help families who financially exceed the Head Start guidelines, but whose gross annual income is 200% or less of the federal poverty level. Children must be ages 3, 4 or 5 by September 15, 2015 to qualify. Participating preschools must meet Quality Standards.

For an application, please see the ECI LR website at www.ecilakesregion.com, ask your area preschool, or contact Holly Giesen, ECI LR Program Services Coordinator at 712-298-4116 or hjgiesen12@gmail.com. Funds will be awarded on a first come first serve basis.

Western Christian 1On Friday, May 8th, Western Christian High School will be hosting Larry & Janice Brown, who will be telling the story of their son Adam, a Navy SEAL killed in action in Afghanistan. Adam was an incredibly strong Christian who loved the Lord and served him until his last mortal breath. This will be a special 45 minute chapel that will begin at 9:15 a.m. The public is invited to join them for this positive, spirit-filled event.

poppy dayThe Sheldon American Legion Auxiliary will meet in the Fireside Room (in the northeast corner of the building) at the Christian Retirement Home at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6th to plan for Poppy Day. Refreshments will be provided.

The Ashton Public Library will be having a book sale on the following dates:

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Saturday April 25th from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m

Monday, April 27th from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 28th from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Hardcovers – $1.00

Paperbacks – .50

Magazines – .10

1/2 off everything on Wednesday, April 29th   from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 2nd fill a bag for a $1.00 from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

pancakes 1The annual Tulip Festival Fly-In Breakfast, slated for Saturday, May 16th, will feature World War II aircraft and a historical static display of artifacts from that time period.

The Fly-In Breakfast will take place at the Orange City Municipal Airport (KORC). Rise Ministries of Sheldon will serve a pancake breakfast from 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. The event is free to attend, and a freewill donation will be collected for the breakfast.

P-51 MustangThe World War II aircraft on display at the Fly-In Breakfast may include one or more from the Fagen Fighters WWII Museum of Granite Falls, MN collection that consists of a P-51 Mustang, P-40, P-38, B-25 and various training aircraft. The  Joe Foss Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force from Sioux Falls, SD will also bring an aircraft and a historical static display from World War II.

Under the organization of the local Flying Dutchmen Pilots Association the historical aircraft will fly in, weather permitting, at approximately 9:00 a.m. with a departure scheduled at around 10:00 a.m. “These World War II aircraft represent a significant history and patriotism for our country,” says Mark Vogel, a member of the Flying Dutchmen Pilots Association.

In addition to the historic aircraft, the event will feature local fly-in and Medevac aircraft. The Flying Dutchmen Pilots Association, which recently re-formed after their original founding in the 1960′s, aims to promote local aviation. “One of the key objectives of the group is to create an environment for aviation education for the next generation,” says Vogel.

The Fly-In Breakfast has been a highlight of the Orange City Tulip Festival for over 40 years for both the local community and area pilots.

The Early Childhood Iowa Lakes Region (ECI LR) is excited to once again offer tuition assistance to families who have a child(ren) entering preschool for the 2015-2016 school year. The Lakes Region covers the counties of Clay, Dickinson, O’Brien, and Osceola. This grant money is specifically targeted to help families who financially exceed the Head Start guidelines, but whose gross annual income is 200% or less of the federal poverty level. Children must be ages 3, 4, or 5 by September 15, 2015 to qualify. Participating preschools must meet Quality Standards.

For an application, please see the ECI LR website at www.ecilakesregion.com ask your area preschool, or contact Holly Giesen, ECI LR Program Services Coordinator at 712-298-4116 or hjgiesen12@gmail.com. Funds will be awarded on a first come first serve basis.