February 7, 2017 - 9:48 am - Posted in Community Calendar

Job Fair

February 2, 2017 - 10:24 am - Posted in Community Calendar

Comm blood bankCommunity Blood Bank will be holding a community blood drive on Friday, February 10th from 7:30 am to 11:30 am and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Rock Valley High School.  Blood donors are in immediate need.  This blood drive will benefit the local blood supply.

When you donate blood you make a difference in cancer, trauma, surgery and burn patients’ lives.  We invite those individuals that have donated multiple times, as well as those that are donating for the first time.

Donors must be at least 16 years old (with a signed parent consent form found at www.cbblifeblood.org), weigh 110 pounds or more and be in good general health the day of the donation.  Please bring an ID with you.  It is recommended that you eat and drink plenty of fluids before donating blood.

It only takes 30 to 35 minutes to donate with Community Blood Bank.  Walk-ins are always welcome. All blood donated will directly benefit the blood supply for Hegg Memorial Health Center Avera.

February 2, 2017 - 8:28 am - Posted in Community Calendar

Compassion International Presents

Blessed & Unbreakable Tour

Featuring Selah & Missy Robertson


Saturday, February 18th @ 7:00 p.m.

Western Christina High School Events Center

Hull, Iowa

Advance tickets – $20, Theater Seating – $25

Available online at www.itickets.com/events

For more information contact the hull Chamber Office at 712-439-1513

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Help your community and roll up your sleeves to saves lives! Donate today with LifeServe Blood Center.


On Monday, February 13th LifeServe will be in Hospers at the Hospers Community Center, located at 211 Main Street, from 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m

LifeServe will be in Hull on Tuesday, February 21st at the Hull Library, located at 1408 Main Street, from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

You can donate with LifeServe on Wednesday, February 22nd in Rock Valley, at Trinity Christian Reformed Church, located at 2020 8th St SE, from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Thursday, February 23rd LifeServe will be in Orange City at the American Reformed Church, located at 407 Albany Street SE, from 8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

LifeServe will also be in Hawarden on Thursday, February 23rd at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, located at 1123 Ave L, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Biomusic: The Sounds of Nature

Conservation Program held at your local library.

Join the O’Brien County Naturalist to learn about the music of nature

And the nature of music!

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Thursday, February 2 at 2:00  – Paullina Library

Thursday,  February 9 at 2:00 – Sanborn Library

Monday, February 13 at 4:00 – Sutherland Library

Monday, February 13 at 6:30  – Sheldon Library

Tuesday, February 21 at 6:30 p.m. – Archer Library

Wednesday, February 22 at 3:00 p.m. – Hartley Library

Thursday, February 23 at 2:00 p.m. – Primghar Library

For more information about this and other programs offered by the O’Brien County Conservation Board please call 712-295-7200.

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Dr. Jamie “JC” Chambers, a founding member of Stronghold Counseling Services in Sioux Falls, S.D., will speak during a Northwestern College chapel service on Tuesday, January 24th, at 11:05 a.m. in Christ Chapel. The event is free and open to the public.

The mission of the counseling center is to spread God’s kingdom beyond the church’s doors while providing services to aid in the healing process.

A licensed psychologist, professional counselor, and marriage and family therapist, Chambers has worked extensively with adolescents and adults who struggle with chemical dependency issues. He also counsels patients dealing with abuse, parent/teen conflicts, eating disorders, spiritual abuse and codependent family living.

January 11, 2017 - 12:07 pm - Posted in Community Calendar

anne-frankNorthwestern College will host the “Anne Frank: A History for Today” exhibit from January 23rd to March 3rd on the first floor of the DeWitt Learning Commons. An opening reception is scheduled for Thursday, January 26th, at 7:00 p.m. in the Vogel Community Room. The public is invited to attend.

The international exhibition was developed by the Anne Frank House and is sponsored in North America by the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect, the U.S. national organization in the family of Anne Frank organizations worldwide. The exhibit introduces visitors to the events leading up to World War II and depicts individuals who chose to join the Nazi party, those who were bystanders and those who resisted.

Also being displayed at the same time is the Roderich & Elisabeth Wolff Scrapbook, located in the lower level of the DeWitt Learning Commons. This exhibit, donated by Northwestern theatre professor Jeff Barker, features a historical recounting of a young German couple’s experience with World War II in Amsterdam.

Both exhibits are available for self-guided viewing during normal business hours. The DeWitt Learning Commons is open Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to midnight; Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday from noon to midnight. Guided tours of the Anne Frank exhibit are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. To schedule a guided tour, contact Wendell Kampman at 712-707-7002 or wendell.kampman@nwciowa.edu.

January 11, 2017 - 11:12 am - Posted in Community Calendar

the-art-of-marraigeLike any art form, marriage requires an investment of time, and the right tools. The Art of Marriage is a 6-session marriage event allows you to experience God’s design for marriage from expert teachers and humorous vignettes. You can become better educated about your marriage, your spouse and yourself.

Open to all engaged or married couples. Childcare help available. Block out time in your schedule to attend The Art of Marriage on Friday and Saturday, February 10th & 11th at Calvary Christian Reformed Church in Orange City. For information or to register go to The Art of Marriage on Facebook or contact Kimber Krosschell at 712-395-1550.

church-3The American Reformed Church in Hull will be hosting a Diner & Auction on Wednesday, February 1st. Dinner of taverns, chips, baked beans, & dessert will be served from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. with the auction to follow. Freewill donation will be collected with donations going to the ARC Building Fund.