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OTTUMWA — Now that Halloween has passed, Prairie Hills is getting ready for the holiday season or, as Marketing Director Brenda Miller likes to say, “the season of giving.”

ELDON — Hop on over to Eldon Saturday for a chance to visit with the Easter Bunny in front of the American Gothic House.

OTTUMWA — Seton Catholic School will be hosting a community blood drive from 2:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Knights of Columbus Hall.

BLAKESBURG — The Blakesburg Historical Preservation Society is raising funds for the Audrey Chisman Memorial Scholarship with a bake sale.

OTTUMWA — Heartland Humane Society is gearing up for its annual soup supper fundraiser.

OTTUMWA — The Ottumwa Community School District will honor 401 years of service to the district at its annual retiree open house.

OTTUMWA — Iowa author Erin Casey will visit the Ottumwa Public Library Thursday.

OTTUMWA — Eight students from Evans Middle School competed in the National History Day competition at Indian Hills Community College on April 5. This year's theme was Triumph & Tragedy in History.

OTTUMWA — Ottumwa was recently honored with one of 16 Iowa Tree City USA Growth Awards for 2018.

FAIRFIELD — The Arc of Jefferson & Nearby Counties is hosting its annually spaghetti dinner next week.

OTTUMWA — Indian Hills Community College will be hosting a community blood drive from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 22 inside RHEC Room 110, 655 Indian Hills Drive.

OTTUMWA — The Ottumwa Community School District and Indian Hills Community College are teaming together to bring a Bridges Out of Poverty workshop to Ottumwa.

OTTUMWA — Learn about the Ottumwa Public Library's new programs, equipment, systems and plans for the future next week.

OTTUMWA — Ottumwa Christian School will be hosting a community blood drive from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 11 in the school's gym, 438 McKinley Ave.

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NORTH ENGLISH [mdash]Lenore Bradley Lekin, 98, died January 21, 2020 at the English Valley Care Center. Funeral will be 1:30 pm Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Powell Funeral Home, North English. Visitation will be Saturday, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm.

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