August 14

The Dakota Christian School trap team will host a 1950's meal on Wednesday, August 14th in the parking lot of the Christian Reformed Church in Platte, South Dakota. Burgers, beans, chips and root beer floats will be served.

A free community supper and special movie presentation will be held on Wednesday, August 14th. Supper will be served from 5:30 until 6:30 at the Lynch Community Hall. A seven p.m. the movie "Tortured for Christ" will be shown at the Lynn Theater. The film tells the story of Richard and Sabina Wumbrand who were imprisioned and tortured for their faith. Through it all they loved, forgave and sought to win their captors to Christ. This event is sponsored by the Dorsey Community Church. Call Pastor Joel at 402-340-3370 for more information.

August 17th

Parents are encouraged to bring their kindergarten through sixth grade children to a Back to School Bash. It will be held from eleven until two on Saturday, August the Full Gospel Church in Ewing. The church is located at 320 East Lincoln Street. Preschool children are also welcome. There will be games, prizes, inflatables and a dunking tank. The picnic supper includes hamburgers, hotdogs, chips and cookies. For more information call Pastor Mark Hoffman at 402-626-7505.

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

August 18

The Hay Days community church service will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, August 18th at the Atkinson City Park. Please bring your lawn chairs. In case of rain the service will be held in the West Holt High School lecture hall.

St. John Neumann Catholic School in Clarkson will hold a Farmer's Market and Breakfast Buffet from nine until noon on August 18th in the air conditioned social hall. Locally grown produce will be available. The buffet includes assorted breakfast casseroles, yougurt, scrambled eggs, honey baked ham, sausage gravy and biscuits and breakfast pizza.

August 18

The Lindsay Holy Family Parish located at 301 Pine Street in Lindsay, Nebraska will hold their annual bazaar on Sunday, August 18th. A roast beef and sausage meal will be served from noon until four. They will also have a concession stand, farmers market, inflatables and carnival games. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for children. Kids under five years of age will be admitted for free.

August 20

The next Women's Connection lunch will be held at noon on Tuesday, August 20th at Divots Conference Center in Norfolk. Margaret Jenkins, manager of Next Door Showroom, will demonstrate how colorful pottery can be reused in making a mosaic monogram. Kay Francavilla will provide the music, and Barb Gaines will share some the antics of her cat and how they relate to choices she has made in life. The cost is $13. Please make your reservations by Friday, August 16th by calling Connie 402-371-9415.

The visually impaired support group will meet on August 20th at Evergreen Assisted Living in O'Neill. For more information call 402-924-3993.

August 27

The Nebraska Family Alliance will hold their annual partnership dinner at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 27th at the Embassy Suites in LaVista, Nebraska. Abby Johnson will be the speaker. Abby was a former Planned Parenthood director who left the industry after witnessing an abortion. She now advocates for life and is the author of the best selling book and movie adaptation of "Unplanned". Ticket information is available at Nebraska Family or by calling 402-477-3191.

August 29th

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

A bus trip to the Zach Williams concert at the Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island is being planned by the Assembly of God Church in O'Neill. The bus will leave the church's parking lot at 204 North Seventh Street at 11:00 a.m. on August 29th. Admission to the fair and concert along with the bus trip costs $25. The bus will return to O'Neill after the concert. Space is limited. to make your reservation call the church at 402-336-2272.

September 13 - 14

The Orphan Grain Train's biennial convention will be held Friday and Saturday, September 13th and 14th at the DeVent Center in Norfolk. Updates will be given concerning the Orphan Grain Train's work to help with flood relief efforts. The keynote speaker will be Rev. Michael Zeigler who is a speaker on the Lutheran Hour program. People from Haiti, Kenya and Latvia will also share how the Orphan Grain Train has impacted their parts of the world. The Concordia University Nebraska Show Choir will perform. For more information or to register visit or call 402-371-7393.

October 10

The Food and Art Conference will be held from eight a.m. until 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 10th at the Community Center in Pender. It is hosted by the Center for Rural Affairs. The conference will offer resources and connections for food and arts-based businesses, and rural community or economic developers wishing to develop local economic opportunities around local foods and the arts. Sessions include funding, small business basics, food hubs, how to market and sell your art and developing cooperatives. For more information or to register visit or call 402-687-2100 ext. 1009

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