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Lost & Found:

LOST: Young, female Dog, hound dog mix, tan and white with a brown collar. Her name is Poppy. Lost from an acerage Northeast of Shelby. (10/25)

fOUND: bELIEVED TO BE AN OLDER FEMALE CHOCOLATE LAB WITH NO COLLAR, FOUND 10 MILES EAST OF HARLAN. cALL 712-304-2005 TO CLAIM

found: bROWN CHOCOLATE HUNTING DOG WITH MULTI BROWN COLLAR. FOUND NEAR iRWIN & kIRKMAN. cALL 249-0933 TO CLAIM. (10/19)

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Wanted: 2 Elf on the Shelf dolls and/or books for the Santa House in Downtown Harlan. Call the Fourth Generation at 755-2066.

The Shelby County Food Pantry needs donations. Donations can be made year round at the West Central Community Action on 6th Street in Harlan. Both non-perishable food items and non-food items can be donated.

The Casey's Store in Avoca is hosting a food drive for the Avoca Food Pantry. Now through Nov. 20th, you can drop your canned goods and non-perishable items off and donate to the Avoca Food Pantry.

All In-Country Vietnam veterans and surviving spouses: the Shelby County Veterans Affairs Commission has a limited number of the Vietnam War 50th year commemoration "A Time To Honor" Books. Bring in your DD214 showing Vietnam service and pick up your book.

If you live in the City of Harlan and own, keep or harbor one or  more dogs, six months of age or older, your are requred to license them.  Harlan pet liceses are due yearly and expire on December 31st.  To purchase your annual pet license, please provide the completed application along with the appropriate license fee, proof of current rabies vaccination for each pet, self-addressed, stamped envelope if your would like your license sent to you.  The license fee is $5 per dog.  A $10 penalty will be assessed on or after February 15th, 2018.  If you no longer own a dog that has been previously licnesed, please call the Harlan Police Department and let them know so they can update their records.  No reminders will be mailed out this year. 

 

Area Bloodmobiles:

WITH THE BUSY HOLIDAY SEASON APPROACHING, THE AMERICAN RED CROSS ENCOURAGES DONORS TO GIVE BLOOD NOW TO HELP ENSURE A SUFFICIENT SUPPLY FOR PATIENTS THIS WINTER.  UPCOMING BLOOD DONATION OPPORTUNITIES INCLUDE:

 

 

 

sATURDAY, nOVEMBER 18TH:

A Blood Drive will be held from 7:30am to noon at the Community Building in Shelby. Appointments preferred - walk-ins welcome. Call Kristen Lund at 544-2189.

Walnut's Annual Holiday Craft & Vendor Show will be held from 10am to 2pm at the American Legion in Walnut (227 Antique City Drive). Food will be available. Admission is free.

SHELBY COUNTY CATHOLIC SCHOOL WILL HAVE A THEIR ANNUAL TRIBUTE TO HARVEST DINNER, AUCTION AND RAFFLE ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18TH, AT ST. BONIFACE PARISH CENTER IN WESTPHALIA.  THE CASH BAR WILL BE OPEN FROM 5 TO 9 PM.  STALEY'S BROASTED CHICKEN WILL BE SERVED FROM 6 TO 7:30.  THE AUCTION WILL BE HELD FROM APPROXIMATELY 7:30 TO  8:30. 

Come help the Harlan Decorating Committee decorate the historic downtown square on Saturday and Sunday, November 18th and 19th.  They will be setting up the Holiday Lights and need your help.  They will be in downtown Harlan throughout both days.

The Holiday Harvest Market will be held from 9 to 1 on Saturday, November 18th, at FarmTable Procurement at 1901 Hawkeye Avenue in Harlan.

sUNDAY, nOVEMBER 19TH:

Want to know what it would be like to hunt a long time ago?  Head to Prairie Rose on Sunday, November 19th, at 2pm and try out Atl Atls.  They are an ancient tool that was used to help shrow spears further and more accurately.  Meet just south of the main entrance of Prairie Rose in the new addition.

 The Shelby United Methodist Church invites everyone to their Centennial Celebration, Sunday, November 19th, at 4 pm.  There will be a worshhip service followed by meusical entertainment and a dinner.

The Earling Volunteer  Firemen 50th Annual Firemen's Supper will be held on Sunday, November 19th.  SErving will be held from 4:30 to 8 pm at St. Jospeh's Parish Hall in Earling.  They will be serving boasted chicken with all the trimmings.  The cost is $10 for adults, children under 12, $7.  Plus there will be a drwing for a 2017 Model 420 Honda Rancher 4x4 and a 43 inch LED TV.

mONDAY, nOVEMBER 20TH:

The Harlan Senior Center will be hosting Quilts at 9am.

The  Shelby County Veteran's Affairs Office will be closed the week of  Thannksgiving.  The office will open on November 28th.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21ST:

The Harlan Senior Center will be hosting Card Players at 12:30pm.

The Book Worms Volunteer Group will meet Tuesday, November 21st, from 4 to 4:45pm and E-Books for Everyone in Harlan will be held from 3 to 5 pm at the Harlan Community Library.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22ND:

Story Time will be held Wednesday, November 22nd, from 10:30 to 11:15am at the Harlan Community Library.   The theme is Thankfulness.

The Harlan Senior Center will be hosting Bingo at 12:30pm.

There will be no Bingo in Earling today.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23RD:

The Harlan Community Library will be closed today for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

The Harlan Senior Center will be hosting a Special Thanksgiving Meal at noon.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24TH:

GET INTO THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT WITH JULEFEST ****yULE-FEST**** IN THE DANISH VILLAGES.  THE 39TH ANNUAL CELEBRATION PROMISES AN ARRAY OF TRADITIONAL DANISH FOOD AND TASTY TREATS, UNIQUE CHRITMAS PRESENTS AND DEOCRATIONS AT GIFT SHOPS, FATHER CHRISTMAS, THE 5TH ANUAL 5K POLAR RUN FROM THE LITTLE MERMAID IN KIMBALLTON TO THE DANISH WINDMILL IN ELK HORN AND MUCH MORE.  tHE CELEBRATION IS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24TH THROUGH SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 26TH.

The Harlan Community Library will be closed on Friday, November 24th, for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

The Harlan Senior Center will be closed today.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25TH:

The Harlan Senior Center will be closed today.

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27TH:

The Harlan Senior Center will be hosting Quilts at 9am.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28TH:

Amanda from the Harlan Library will be at the Harlan Senior Center at noon.

The Harlan Senior Center will be hosting Card Players at 12:30pm.

The Book Worms Volunteer Group will meet from 4 to 4:45pm Tuesday, November 28th, at the harlan Community Library.

The Iowa Community Kitchen will be open on Tuesday, November 28th, from  to 6:30 at the First Baptist  Church in Harlan.  The will be serving vegetable beef soup, open face sandwiches and dessert.  The Congregational Church will be vlunteering and the birthday cake dessert is sponsored by Lori at Border Fare. 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29TH:

Story Time will be held from 10:30 to 11:15am on Wednesday, November 29th, at the Harlan Community Library.  The theme is Fables and Fairy Tales.

The Harlan Senior Center will be hosting Bingo at 12:30pm.

There will be no Bingo in Earling today.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30TH:

Activities for Thursday, November 30th, at the Harlan Community Library - 4:30 to 5:30 pm - Family History Search Assistance with the Elders.  Family Fun Night at 6:30 and Dinner Plate  Design Night - the cost  is $20.

The deadline for ordering angel ornaments for the 2017 Myrtue Medical  Center Auxiliary has been set for Thursday, November 30th.  Anyone wishing to order ornaments can do so by obtaining forms at the information desk or at the gift shop at Myrtue Medical Center in Harlan.

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Bingo is back! - Head to St. Joseph's Parish in Earling for Bingo! Early bird starts at 6:30pm and regular bingo starts at 7pm. Lunch will be available.

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Head to St. Joseph's Parish in Earling for Holiday Bingo! Early bird starts at 6:30pm and regular bingo starts at 7pm. There will be good neighbor games and is a guaranteed jackpot. Lunch will be available.

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There will be no Bingo in Earling until March 2018.

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