January 15th

Jean Stenzel will be speaking at the next FLAME women's ministry meeting. She will be talking about faith -- where to find it and how to live it. The meeting begins at seven p.m. on Tuesday, January 15th at the Faith Community Church.

January 17th

A FFA Soup Supper will be held from four until eight p.m. on Thursday, January 17th at the Laurel-Concord-Coleridge High School. Chili and other soups will be served along with bars and beverages.

January 20th

A Farewell Open House for Byron and Tresa Garwood and family will be held from three until five p.m. on Sunday, January 20 at the Our Saviour's Fellowship Hall in Spencer. The Garwoods have been an important part of the community for many years. They will be moving to central Nebraska. Everyone is welcome to stop by and wish them well.

January 24th

The Winter Jam concert featuring The Newsboys, Danny Gokey, Mandisa, Rend Collective, Dan Bremnes, Newsong, Hollyn and several others will be held on Thursday, January 24th at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Doors open at six with the concert beginning at seven. More information is available at JamTour.com

January 25th & 26th

The members of the Reliance Area Community Development organization will hold their annual dinner theater on January 25th and 26th. This year's play is titled The Villian Wore A Dirty Shirt. It a comedy about the shenanigans that take place in the laundry of an 1890s gold mining town. Doors open at six with hors d'oeuvres which will be followed by a roast beef dinner, dessert and the play. Tickets are available at the Ag Services Building in Chamberlain, the Fire Hall in Kennebec, Jet Lanes in Presho or by calling JaNelle at 605-680-3013. The event is being sponsored by the Thrivent Action Team.

January 25th, 26th & 27th

New Hope Christian Camp and Retreat Center along with the Men Right Here ministry will host a men's retreat on Friday January 25th through Sunday, January 27th at the New Hope Christian Camp and Retreat Center which is located three miles south of Platte, South Dakota. The retreat will include times of worship, great speakers, man-sized meals, snacks and time to relax and build relationships. For more information visit NewHopeChristianCamp.org or call 605-337-3146.

January 25th

Small business owners are invited to learn about online marketing tools in an interactive setting during the free "Online Marketing Strategies" workshop organized by the Center for Rural Affairs and the Holt County Economic Developement organization. It will be held from one until four on Tuesday, January 29th at the Historic Depot Building in O'Neill. The workshop will focus on building online relationships using websites, email marketing and social media. Please register by January 25th by calling Kristi at 402-336-1504.

January 26th

The Nebraska Walk for Life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 26th at the State Capitol in Lincoln. The walk will continue to the UNL Student Union building where a program will begin at 11:30 a.m. The keynote speaker is Catherine Adair who is a former Planned Parenthood Employee. She is now dedicated to telling the truth about abortion. She credits God with giving her the strength to share her story.

January 27th

The Norfolk Area Right to Life group will hold a Pro-Life Breakfast from 8:30 a.m. until one p.m. on Sunday, January 27th at the Knight of Columbus Hall which is located at 105 Elm Avenue in Norfolk. Pancakes, eggs and ham will be served. A free will donation will be accepted which will be used for local pro-life billboards and other pro-life activities.

A benefit will be held to help Phil Kliewer (Cleever) pay expenses related to his health issues. The benefit will be held from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 27th at the Community Center in Atkinson. There will be food, entertainment and a silent auction. Donations can also be made at any Tri-County Bank location.

February 1st & 2nd

Bruce and Toni Hebel will present the Forgiving Forward Seminar from seven until nine p.m. on Friday, February 1st and from nine until one on Saturday, February 2nd at the Faith Community Church in O'Neill. The cost is $10. Bruce and Toni will guide participants to the freeing power of forgiveness to heal depression, fear and addiction. They will also discuss how to acheive complete and real forgiveness and the differences between forgiveness, reconciliation and trust. To register, call Kathy Harrison at 210-627-0046.

February 8th and 9th

A Women's Retreat titled the "If: Gathering 2019" will be held on Friday, February 8th and on Saturday, February 9th at the New Hope Christian Camp and Retreat Center which is located three miles south of Platte, South Dakota. At the retreat which begins at 6:00 p.m.on Friday, ladies will learn how to rely on God's wisdom. There will be times of worship, great speakers, fellowship, rest, renewal and great food.The retreat will be live streamed from Dallas, Texas. The tretreat concludes on Saturday with pizza and prayer. For more information visit NewHopeChristianCamp.org

February 9th

Todd Wilson of Familyman Ministries will be speaking at the annual Valentine Banquet at the Calvary Baptist Church in Yankton. It will be held at six p.m. on Saturday, February 9th. Using humor Todd will share real life stories and encouragement for couples. Todd is a writer, speaker and a former pastor. He has also been a guest on the Focus on the Family radio program. Tickets are available through February 3rd at the Calvary Baptist Church in Yankton. Free childcare is provided with your reservation.

February 19th

Need to Breathe will be in concert on February 19th at the Orpheum Theatre in Omaha.

March 23rd

Chris Tomlin along with Tauren Wells, Pat Barrett and others will be in concert at seven p.m. on Saturday, March 23rd at the Baxter Arena in Omaha. More information is available at ChrisTomlin.com.

June 21st and 22nd

Rise Fest is an outdoor Christian Music Festival which will be held on June 21st and 22nd in Sheldon, Iowa. The Newsboys, Jeremy Camp, Zach Williams, Skillet, Matt Maher and I Am They are scheduled to perform. Ticket information is available at RiseMinistries.com

April 14th

Casting Crowns, Zach Williams and Austin French will be in concert on April 14th at the Denny Sanford Premier Event Center in Sioux Falls. More information is available at CastingCrowns.com

June 7th and 8th

The Christian Cross Festival is a free outdoor Christian Music Festival which will be held June 7th and 8th at Skyview Park in Norfolk. Jordan Feliz, Adelaide, Matthew West, Zealand Band and Remedy Drive are scheduled to perform. More information is available at ChristianCrossFestival.com

July 20th & 21st

For King and Country and many other artists will perform at Hills Alive. Hills Alive is a free outdoor Christian music festival which will be held on July 20th and 21st at Memorial Park in Rapid City. More information is available at HillAlive.com.

August 17th

For King and Country will be in concert on August 17th in Gothenburg, Nebraska

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