February 16                         Larchwood (Sports Center)

February 23                         Rock Rapids (Forster Community Center)

March 2                               Larchwood (Sports Center)

March 9                               Larchwood (Sports Center)

March 16                             Rock Rapids (Forster Community Center)

March 23                             Larchwood (Sports Center)

Prices = $9.50 for adults and $5.00 for children 10 & under.

Serving time = 5:30 – 7:30pm

Public is welcome… All you can eat!

February 5, 2018 - 9:48 am - Posted in Community Calendar
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Is offering all new mom’s a

Free in-home nursing visit.

Call Health Services of Lyon County to

Schedule a visit (712)472-8200

Or e-mail at hslc@co.lyon.ia.us

The Rock Rapids Christian Reformed Church will be holding a Soup & Pie Supper on Wednesday, February 7th at the Forster Community Center. They will be serving chili, vegetable beef, chicken noodle, and pea soups, as well as cream of chicken and BBQ sandwiches, with pie for dessert. Serving will be from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

December 28, 2017 - 9:48 am - Posted in Community Calendar, News, Podcasts

Lyon & Sioux Rural Water System is reminding their rural customers it is the customer’s responsibility to cover their meter pits to keep them from freezing. With the colder temperatures and lack of snow cover, it is important to have the meter pits covered. Customers that have cement pits on their own systems are reminded to cover those as well to prevent freeze-ups.

George,  Iowa – Parents of children ages five and under are invited to join “Family Storyteller” for three sessions at the George Public Library on Thursday, Oct. 5Oct. 12 and Oct. 19 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Books, home activity kits, snacks and crafts are all a part of these free fun-filled, enjoyable evenings with your children.

The “Family Storyteller” program helps parents prepare their children to succeed in school and watch them grow in independence. Parents learn reading techniques and practice reading books to their children. Additionally, fun language and craft activities complement the books and extend the learning.

According to Laura Beyenhof, Lyon County K-12 Program Assistant with Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach, the “Family Storyteller” program has proven success, because the program recognizes that literacy is a child’s number one indicator of academic success. The program encourages parents to spend special time with their children all while having fun and enjoying books.

”One of the secrets to the Family Storyteller’s success is that parents and children participate in literacy activities together,” Beyenhof said. “When parents and children arrive home from the [‘Family Storyteller’] workshops, with a book and activities in hand, the children can hardly wait to get started.”

Beyenhof continues that parents who work with youth on their literacy skills now will see them flourish because of it later in their academic lives.

“A child between ages 1 and 6 who shares a book with an adult for 15 minutes a day will have experienced 455 hours of reading before entering school,” Beyenhof said. “These foundations for literacy should be laid in early childhood, and ISU Extension and Outreach and the George Public Library are here to help by providing this free program to all interested families.”

As mentioned by Beyenhof, ISU Extension and Outreach – Lyon County is offering the “Family Storyteller” program free for parents and children ages 3 to 5. The library will also be providing free childcare for younger siblings during the program.

To register for the program, sign up at the George Public Library, call the ISU Extension and Outreach office in Lyon County at 712-472-2576, or register online at https://www.jotform.com/4Hregion1/family-storyteller-george-2017.

See this and more at www.extension.iastate.edu/lyon or find us on Facebook at ISU Extension and Outreach Lyon County.

Rock Rapids, Iowa – “What About Me? My Wellbeing,” a four-session educational workshop focused on individual wellbeing, will be offered in Rock Rapids this fall.

“What About Me? My Wellbeing” is an introductory, research-based program offered by Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach. It focuses on relationships, finances, emotional and physical health and the importance of taking time for oneself.

“Wellbeing isn’t something to achieve and check off a bucket list,” said Mackenzie DeJong, human sciences program coordinator with ISU Extension and Outreach. “It is an ongoing journey that is different for every person and every stage of life. This program is for any adult wanting to learn more about wellbeing. We encourage employers to give their employees the opportunity to attend also.”

Each “What About Me? My Wellbeing” workshop is 45 minutes and will be held at the Frontier Bank Meeting Room from noon to 1:00 p.m. The program, including lunch, is free to participate in thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Lyon County Extension Council and community partners.

Dates and topics for each session are as follows:

  • September 27: Time for Me – Understanding Wellbeing
  • October 4: Social/Emotional Wellbeing – Building Strong Relationships
  • October 11: Financial Wellbeing – Managing Your Money
  • October 18: Physical Wellbeing – Enjoying Good Health and Energy

DeJong stresses that the program encourages participants to take time out of their busy schedules to reflect on their own lifestyle choices, goals, relationships, finances and overall health.

“This program is not about us telling participants what they should be doing,” DeJong said. “It is about each individual figuring out what he or she should be doing based on their own individual goals. We will provide helpful information, but the important part is that individuals will be provided with the time and environment to focus on themselves and their goals.”

For more information and/or to register for this program, contact the ISU Extension and Outreach Lyon County office at 712-472-2576 or xlyon@iastate.edu or visit https://form.jotformpro.com/4Hregion1/mywellbeing to register online. Pre-registration is requested to plan accordingly for meals, materials, and supplies.

September 6, 2017 - 9:21 am - Posted in Community Calendar

Little Rock EMS will have their annual fundraiser on Sunday, September 24th from 11 until 1.

A pulled pork sandwich meal will be served for a freewill donation. The meal will be at the Little Rock Town & Country Building. All proceeds will go toward training and operation costs, as well as to their new ambulance fund.