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Wednesday Afternoon News, Sept 11

People Remember 9-11

(Le Mars) -- Flags across the state and nation are being flown at half staff, along with memorial services and moments of silence are being observed as people remember this twelveth anniversary of the day terrorists high-jacked American airliners and flew them into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and a Pennsylvania field, killing thousands of people. Remember to take the time to thank fire fighters, police officers, paramedics, EMT's, or any First Responders.  These people face danger, and often times life-threatening situations on a daily basis.  Remember, when we are running out, they are running in.  

 

New Phone Scam Asks Money For Fire Department

(Le Mars) -- There is yet another phone scam going around, and this time people are asking

for money saying that some of the proceeds will help the Le Mars Fire and Rescue

Department.  However, Dave Schipper chief of the Le Mars Fire and Rescue Department says

that simply is not true.

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Schipper says if you have any doubts, please contact the Le Mars Fire Department.

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City Schedules Fall Clean Up

(Le Mars) -- Beginning next week, the city of Le Mars is offering an amnesty to its citizens regarding landfill disposal fees.  It's part of the city-wide fall clean up.  Residents can throw away up to 1000 pounds of material per household delivered to the landfill.  The city is picking up the fee normally charged.  The city will not be picking up the items at curb side.  Only residential properties can participate, not commercial or industrial.  Each household must make their own arrangements for hauling waste to the Plymouth County Landfill during this amnesty period.  Items included in the amnesty include: furniture, construction and demolition items that include wooden fence posts, scrap lumber, furniture such as couches, chairs, mattresses, carpet padding, garden hose, television sets, humidifiers, computers and monitors. Metal items can be thrown away include: bikes, mowers, metal fence posts, wire, swings, gutters, bed springs, and bed frames.  White goods will also be accepted during the fall clean up week.  However, the customer must pay a $10 per item demanufacturing charge at the the time of drop off.  Items that do not fall within the amnesty include: normal household garbage, tires, and hazardous waste products.


Art Festival Scheduled For This Weekend

(Le Mars) -- This weekend, the downtown sidewalks and the Olson Cultural Events center will be featuring some colorful art as the Le Mars Chamber of Commerce will host the fourth annual Chalk Art Festival.  The event is sponsored by Greg and Pam Wells, and Mary Reynolds of the Le Mars Chamber of Commerce office says the event should provide a wide variety of chalk art.

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The hours for the chalk art festival is from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, and noon to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.  Reynolds says the chalk art festival will attract artists of all ages.

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