The Todd Becker Foundation will hold their annual fundraising event "Taking Back Ground" at seven p.m. on March 15th at the Buffalo County Exposition Center in Kearney. Door open at six p.m. The Todd Becker Foundation goes into the critical mission field of public schools with the goal of turning the hearts and minds of young people to Jesus Christ. This event will feature a time of worship, testimonies of how God has been working in public schools and a challenging message from Chip Ingram. Ticket information is available at ToddBecker.org or by calling 800-983-2644.
Every couple has conflicts, but not every couple fights in a healthy way. "Fight Night" with Drs. Les and Leslie Parrot will help couples to deal with conflicts in their marriage in a fun and engaging way. It will be held from 6:30 until nine p.m. on Friday, March 15th at the First Baptist Church in Norfolk. To register call 402-371-5609 or visit FirstBaptistNorfolk.com
Steven Curtis Chapman will be in concert at seven p.m. on Friday, March 15th at Central Church in Sioux Falls. More information is available at StevenCurtisChapman.com
Camp Assurance near Belden, Nebraska will hold their annual supper from five until eight on Saturday, March 16th. It will be held at the Laurel-Concord-Coleridge High School south gym in Laurel. You will enjoy a great meal, testimonies from the campers and an auction. Proceeds will be used for camp improvements and summer staff. For more information contact Shannon Arduser at 712-301-1268 or send an email to SMArduserHill@gmail.com.
The Norfolk Women's Connection group will meet for lunch at noon on March 19th at Divot's Conference Center in Norfolk. The cost is $13. Elizabeth Geary from the White Mulberry Bakery will share about the hand-crafted baked goods that her bakery produces. Tau and Tama Sawerengera, twin sisters from Malawi, Africa will present the music and Joyce Poggensee will talk about life's crucial choices and in finding contentment in the choices we make. Reservations are necessary by Friday, March 15th by calling Connie at 402-371-9415
A Veterans Claims Clinic provided by the Veterans Benefits Administration will be held from noon until seven on Wednesday, March 20th at the National Guard Armory in O'Neill. Discharging servicemembers, Veterans and their families will be able to file disablility claims, submit evidence, speak with a claims processor or healthcare representative and in some cases have a VA medical exam completed all in one day. The Nebraska Department of Veterans Affairs will be assisting with applications and benefit questions. At seven p.m. the senior leadership of the Nebraska VA Health Care System will hold a Veterans' Town Hall meeting. The purpose of the meeting is to gain open and honest feedback from Veterans, their family members and other beneficiaries. For more information contact Angela at 308-389-5102
Celebrate the prose and poetry of Great Plains writers during the Plains Writers Series beginning at 3:30 p.m.on Thursday, March 21st in the Humanities Lounge on the campus of Wayne State College. Featured authors include William Trowbridge and Neil Harrison. There is no cost to attend. For more information call Chad at 402-375-7118.
Kusi Taki is an Andean musical group which plays traditional South American instruments and sings in Spanish and Quechua (key-chew-uh).They will perform a concert for middle school and junior high audiences at ten a.m. on Thursday, March 21st at the Johnny Carson Theater in Norfolk.The Norfolk Arts Center is sponsoring this one hour performance. Ticket information is available by calling 402-371-7199 or by visiting NorfolkArtsCenter.org. The show is open to the public.
The Biblical holiday Purim will be celebrated at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 21st at the Knights of Columbus Hall in O'Neill. Bonnie Spano will present a special Purim message called The Hidden Face of God. In that message she will explain Purim as described in the Biblical book of Esther. She will also explain how God works all things, the good and bad, togther for the good. He did that is Esther's time and he does it in our time as well. To register call Sue at 402-961-0884
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.
A Windsor Loin Supper will be held from five until 7:30 p.m. on March 23rd at St. Peter Lutheran Chruch in Orchard. Windsor Loin, hash brown casserole, green beans, salad and dessert will be served. The only cost is a free will donation.
The Norfolk Art Center will present "Pete the Cat" at ten a.m. and at one p.m. on March 27th at the Johnny Carson Theater in Norfolk. Especially for children, this performance tells the story of a music loving, mischevious cat who goes to live with the Biddle family to learn his manners. Ticket information is available by calling Sara at 402-371-7199 or by visiting NorfolkArtsCenter.org
Switchfoot will be in concert on March 28th in Omaha. More information is available at Switchfoot.com.
A beef artificial insemination school will be held March 28th through the 30th at the Bassett Livestock Auction. For more information call Matt at 402-7601352.
St. John's Church of rural Ewing and Clearwater will hold their annual fish fry from 4:30 until 8:30 p.m. on March 29th. Three kinds of fish will be served along with two kinds of potatoes, macaroni and cheese, homemade salads and desserts. Take out orders are available. The only cost is a free will donation. The church is located 10 miles south and 1 mile east of Ewing. For more information call 402-485-2476.
The amount of pain in the world can often feel overwhelming. In Zambia, Africa alone there are 1.4 million orphans. How can we make a difference? On Friday, March 29th from seven until nine p.m., the Zambian Mission Project, a non-profit organization located in Minden, Nebraska, will give you an opportunity to do just that. In addition to the live auction at the Minden Opera House, there will be a silent auction and an on-line auction that will support a Zambian orphanage. For more information visit ZambianMissionProject.org or vist their facebook page.
Congress has designated March 29th at Vietnam War Veterans Day. The Veterans Service Office and Vietnam War Commemoration Organization will recognize this day by honoring surviving spouses, immediate family members, siblings and children of deceased active duty veterans that have served during the Vietnam War Era regardless of location. On March 29th, two seperate commemorative pinnings will be held at the Holt County Annex Meeting room. The first will honor immediate family members, siblings and children of the deceased active duty Veteran. The second will honor surviving spoiuses of the deceased active duty Veteran. All participants must RSVP to the O'Neill Veteran's Service Office at 402-336-1200 no later then March 20.
The movie "October Baby" will be shown at seven p.m. on April 1st at the Majestic Theater in Wayne. The movie tells the story of a young college girl who discovers her health problems are a result of a botched abortion at the time of her birth. She struggles to find meaning to her life. There is no admission cost. This showing is being sponsored by the Wayne area Right to Life group and Wayne State College's "Wild for Life" group. Donations will be accepted to help cover the cost of the movie and theater rental. To make a donation call Deb at 402-375-2469.
Discovery Church at 205 West 3rd Street in Yankton will present the "Going Beyond" simulcast with Priscilla Shirer from nine until 4:30 on April 6th. Christian recording artist Anthony Evans will lead the worship. The simulcast brings women together from all walks of life for a day of biblical teaching, prayer and worship. Lunch, coffee and snacks will be provided. For more information call 605-689-2211 or send an email to DiscoveryChurchOffice@gmail.com
Lenten Suppers at the United Methodist Church in Geddes will be held from five until 6:45 p.m. every Wednesday evening from March 20th through April 10th. After the meal a shout Lenten devotion will follow at seven p.m. The only cost is a free will donation. The menu includes hot beef sandwiches on March 20th; pork loin sandwiches on March 27th; meatballs and mashed potatoes on April 3rd and grilled hamburgers and hot dogs on April 10th.
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
The FLAME women's ministry is planning a special evening on April 15th for mothers whose children have special needs. Jolene Philo, who recently wrote a book with Gary Chapman, will be talking about the Five Love Languages. Childcare will be provided. For more information call Teresa at 402-340-3117.
Jolene Philo and Anne Fleck will be the guest speakers at the next FLAME women's ministry meeting. It will be held at seven p.m. on Tuesday, April 16th at the Faith Community Church in O'Neill. Jolene and Anne host a mother-daughter podcast -- Home Again. They will talk about living well with multiple generations living in close proximity. Jolene and Anne's family live in the same house and also work together. They will share how to keep communication flowing and how to keep relationships happy and healthy.
Timberlake Ranch Camps, located on the Platte River five miles south of Central City, Nebraska, will hold a free open house and supper. There will be horse arena rides, boats, games, swimming, an obstacle course and much more. Supper will be served at from four until seven p.m. Timberlake Ranch Camps is a youth camp with over 40 years of experience. For more information call 308-946-3871 or send an email to Camp@TimberLake.org. A free will donation will help kids to attend camp this summer.
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.org
Hillsong United will be in concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 21st at the Baxter Arenna in Omaha. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. More information is available at Hillsong.com/United
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
July 20th & 21st
For King and Country, Matt Maher, Big Daddy Weave, Unspoken, JJ Weeks, Tim Timmons, I Am They and several 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 HillsAlive.com.
For King and Country will be in concert at seven p.m. on Friday, August 16th at the Lincoln Beran Church in Lincoln, Nebraska. More information is available at ForKingandCountry.com
For King and Country will be in concert on August 17th in Gothenburg, Nebraska
Zach Williams will be in concert at 8:00 p.m. on August 29th at the Heartland Events Center at the Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island. More information is available at StateFair.org
- Several businesses in O'Neill have begun a fundraiser to help Kevin and Jolene Lichty cover their cancer related medical expenses. You can leave a donation at the following O'Neill businesses -- Sunrise Flower and Gift Shop, Dougals Street Coffee Company, Tri-County Bank and O'Neill Family Pharmacy. When you leave a donation you will receive a gourmet lollipop. Help the Lichty's lick cancer. Make a donation today.
- Single Adults Living Truth (S.A.L.T.) is a young adult Christian singles group for ages 21+. They meet once a month in O'Neill for a devotion, food, games, and community building. For further information you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The American Red Cross will be accepting donations at various locations across our listening area. For a compete list of those donation sites visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 800-RED-CROSS.