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Le Mars Daily Sentinel (Newspaper) - January 24, 2006, Le Mars, Iowa recognizes early BY BEVERLY VAN BUSKIRK Lifestyles editor vlf your family has roots in Plymouth County as early as 1900, you arc wanted at the Plymouth Historical The program will recognize pioneer families of Plymouth County in a of programs over the next two first event will be Sunday Feb. 26, at the - Anyone who belongs to a pioneer family should contact the Museum Museum personnel are working with the Northwest Iowa Genealogy Society to spotlight the pioneer defined as anyone who has roots in the county prior to 1900. During one of the museum Justin Herbst of Merrill will discuss the 150th anniversary of the first white settlement in Plymouth The Sunday afternoon programs for the 2006 calendar year Feb. 26, families whose names begin with B or C. March 26, names that begin with E or F. September tobe names that begin with H or I Nov. 12, names beginning with The rest of the alphabet will be covered in 2007. Anyone who would like to in the February program should contact the 546-7002, by Feb. 10. There are several facets to the They Each family will be asked to bring a small family display of artifacts to the museum that could remain at the museum throughout the The display could include family photos or other mementos of the All displays must be in the Museum the Tuesday prior to the So for displays must be brought to the Museum by Feb. 21. They will be on display much of the On the afternoon of each the family is asked to bring as many family representatives as possible and relate no more than five minutes of interesting stories about the For someone might talk about the day Jesse James came to their neighborhood or the time when the big tornado To keep the hour-long program manageable and the families should stick to interesting not detailed dates and other information about the Generational In an attempt to interest youth in family the museum and genealogy society encourage each family spokesman to bring as many children to the program as possible and be prepared to introduce the different generations of the The more generations who can the At the end of the hour-long the museum will invite the pioneer families to share favorite foods with the A lunch of these favorite family dishes will be set out for serving in the gym The family should mention the favorite dish during the program and also provide a recipe to the The museum will be recording and the programs for the year so that this history can be preserved in the museum LeMars teen accepts plea bargain Editor As part of a plea a rural Le Mars teen agreed to plead guilty to two counts of lascivious acts with a child class B and one count of theft in the first degree class C in Plymouth County District Court Francis 17, was originally charged with two counts of sexual abuse in the second degree D for two separate incidents that occurred Dec. 25,2004. He was also originally charged with theft in the first degree class C and burglary class D for a break-in that occurred at Empire Entertainment in Le Mars on Aug. 26, 2005. More than worth of electronic equipment was recovered from Ratliff's residence at 35096 137th Under the original Ratliff faced the possibility of more than 30 years in Plymouth County Attorney Darin J. Raymond and Bailiffs Gregory E. agreed to the amended charges and both parties stipulated that the sentences for two counts of lascivious acts shall run They on whether the sentences should run concurrently or consecutively to the the theft Ratliff will be sentenced County District Court 1 March 6. World Wrap An update on news from nation ana six killed in southwest iran Bombs killed six people and wounded more than 30 others Tuesday in a southwestern city with a history of violence Involving members of Iranian state media The bombs exploded outside a and a state environmental agency building in of Khuzestan which borders the official Islamic Republic News Agency % President canceled a planned visit to citing a forecast calling for heavy IRNA The report did whether the blast held bearing on the BEAUTY OF NATURE January's mild weather has provided colorful scenes in the Fog Saturday morning decorated trees with a layer of with sunshine breaking through and putting a spotlight on this farmstead northwest of Le A brilliant sunset west of Remsen is captured Sunday as seen through the grasses beside a country photos Beverly Van Joyce Red Cross to recognize local heroes Do you know of a person who has performed an extraordinary act of courage to save someone's life? Do you know someone who donates countless hours to a special Join the Red Cross in honoring local heroes by nominating someone who has done something extraordinary for an American Red Cross Hero Nomination forms are available at the or by calling Awards will be given in each of seven Law Good Samaritan and Good Samaritan 18), and Heroes nominated must live or work in one of the following Plymouth Ida and Buena Vista in Dakota in Nebraska or Union in South The heroic event must be ongoing or have occurred between June 1, 2004 and December 31, 2005. Nomination forms must be received by Jan. 31, 2006 to be Awards will be presented at the Heroes which will be held on March 28, at the Sioux City Convention Center from 7:30 to 9 a.m. The Red Cross touches lives in our community each and every day through programs and services such as disaster relief and health and safety As an organization committed to helping the the Red Cross is honored to salute individuals who are also making a difference through their Nominate your hero Today's Toolbox Assembly of God Members of the Assembly of God Church of Mars are preparing for a mission trip to 24-Hour Weather Partly with a high around 43. Windy nw wind 25 Mostly low around 16. Noon 2 and at Index State & Nation 2 For the record 5 Sports 9,10,16 Lighter Side 11 Classifieds 12-14 Volume 135 Issue 16
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