Calendar

Sep
20
Thu
“How to say No with Grace” – Family & Community Education – Lexington & Gothenburg
Sep 20 all-day

Saying no can be one of the most difficult responses to give in the process of daily life.  But that two-letter word holds balance, priorities, value and goals within it.  The “How to Say No with Grace” program discusses some of the ins and outs of saying no with grace.  Participants will learn effective strategies when you need to say “no” to requests, understand the challenge and conflicts of saying “no”, and learn to tactfully say “no” while negotiating the win-win result.

The Family and Community Education (FCE) educational program lesson, “How to Say No with Grace” will be provided by the Nebraska Extension and presented by Andrea Nisley, UNL Extension Educator. The program is available to FCE club lesson leaders and community group representatives at these locations:

Lexington            Thursday, September 20, 9:30 am

Extension Conference Room, Fairgrounds

Gothenburg       Thursday, September 20, 1:30 pm

American Lutheran Church, Room #101

Farm Finance Clinics – Lexington, Grand Island & North Platte
Sep 20 all-day

The clinics are one-on-one, not group sessions, and are confidential.  The Farm Finance clinic gives you a chance to meet with an experienced Ag law attorney and Ag financial counselor.  These clinic staff specialize in legal and financial issues relating to farm and ranch issues including financial planning, estate and transition planning, farm loan programs, debtor/creditor law, water rights, and other relevant matters. The clinics offer an opportunity to seek an experienced outside opinion on issues affecting your farm or ranch.

Clinic Sites and Dates
Grand Island — Thursday, September 6th

North Platte — Thursday, September 13th
Lexington — Thursday, September 20th

To sign up for a free clinic or to get more information, call Michelle at the Nebraska Farm Hotline at 1-800-464-0258. The Nebraska Department of Agriculture and Legal Aid of Nebraska sponsor these clinics.

Vaccines for Children Public Clinics Offered in September – SW Public Health Dept – Curtis, Trenton, Ogallala & McCook
Sep 20 all-day

Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department (SWNPHD) will be offering Vaccines for Children at public clinics in September

Locations include:

CurtisMonday, September 10th, 4:30-5:30 pm at Medicine Valley High School

OgallalaThursday, September 20th, 12:30-1:30 pm at Prairie View Elementary School, Superintendent’s office

TrentonTuesday, September 18st 3:30-4:30 pm at Hitchcock County High School library

McCookdaily, 8:00-4:00 pm at 404 West 10th Street (one block north of Arby’s)

Other locations: check with your local health care provider

Anyone two months and older are invited to get their vaccinations.  Walk-ins are welcome.

Trinity Lutheran LWML – Spring Salad Luncheon – Lexington @ Trinity Lutheran Social Hall
Sep 20 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Lutheran Women’s Missionary League of Trinity Lutheran Church

Proceeds to benefit mission projects.  Matching grant provided by Thrivent.

American Red Cross Blood Donation – Kearney @ Ft Kearney Chapter
Sep 20 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
American Red Cross Blood Drive – Minden @ Westminister United Pres Church
Sep 20 @ 12:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Fall Vegetable Gardening Class – North Platte @ Nebr Extension Office
Sep 20 @ 6:30 pm

Learn how to raise fall vegetables! Join us for the Fall Vegetable Garden class at 6:30 p.m. Central Time, Thursday, September 20, at the Nebraska Extension Office, 348 W. State Farm Road in North Platte, Nebraska. Participants will meet at the Extension Office, and then go out to the demonstration vegetable gardens south of the Extension Office.
Fall vegetable gardening is a great way to enjoy fresh produce longer in the growing season while utilizing cooler growing conditions to raise sweet tasting produce. David Lott, District Horticulture Educator, will teach this hands-on class. Participants will get to see fall vegetable crops growing in person, and learn how to plan and grow a successful vegetable garden, from planting to garden clean up at the end of the gardening season.

Sep
22
Sat
“Gonna Sweat Rainbows” Color Run – Broken Bow @ Melham Park
Sep 22 @ 8:00 am

8:00 am Runner Check-In at Melham Park
8:45 am Pre-Race Powder Toss
9:00 am Race Begins

The route ends at Kinkaider Brewing Co.
There will be a shuttle back to Melham until 11:00 am.

Race Cost: $30
Includes: 5K Run, T-Shirt, Sunglasses, Color Powder Packet, Free Kinkaider beer ticket for runners 21+ OR free pop token for under-aged runners.

Deadline to register is September 7th at 5:00 pm.
Stop by the Chamber office to pick up a registration form or call us (872-5691) and we can email you a form!

“Why Not Poker Run” Benefit for Barb Larson – Gothenburg @ Horizon Ag
Sep 22 @ 8:00 am

TAKE IN THE AREA SIGHTS WHILE SUPPORTING A GREAT CAUSE DURING THE “WHY NOT POKER RUN” SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22ND. Registration starts at 8, KICKSTANDS  UP AT 10-AM AT HORIZON AG IN GOTHENBURG, MAKING STOPS IN FIVE AREA TOWNS. THEN BACK IN GOTHENBURG, THERE’S A BIG RAFFLE, A LIVE BAND, A GREAT Free will donation DINNER AND BEER GARDEN. PARTY BUS SPOTS ARE STILL AVAILABLE, WITH PROCEEDS SUPPORTING GOTHENBURG NATIVE BARB LARSON WITH MEDICAL EXPENSES.

Farmers Market – Cozad @ Veteran's Memorial Park
Sep 22 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Fresh Produce, Crafts – Vendors

 

7th Annual Shoot4Life Sporting Clay Charity Shoot – Grand Island @ Heartland Public Shooting Park
Sep 22 @ 8:30 am

Sporting clay charity shoot for teams of 4 people or individuals; $325 team registration or $85 individual. Cash prize to top teams/individuals. Six random draw guns of participants. Lunch provided. All funds are donated to pro-life organizations in Nebraska. To register, visit www.shoot4life.org. Aim to save a life!

Unite for Bleeding Disorders – Gothenburg @ Lake Helen Recreation Area
Sep 22 @ 8:30 am

Formerly the National Hemophilia 5K Fun Run and Walk, Unite For Bleeding Disorders is a nationwide event that raises funds and awareness for all bleeding disorders. Participants raise money, locally and nationally, for crucial research, advocacy and education by joining together in a fun and festive event.

Bounce Houses – T-Shirts – Coffee & Snacks

Transportation Celebration – YMCA – Lexington Airport @ Jim Kelly Field Lexington Airport
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Let your child’s imagination run wild as they pretend to drive one of more than 30 vehicles, including a tow truck, tractor, combine, bucket truck, cement truck, bus, police car, fire truck, ambulance, helicopter, motorcycle & more.

Fee $2 per person (free for children 2 and younger) Purchase tickets in advance and save $1 off lunch meal.

Lunch: $5 brisket sandwich meal

Vendors:  Duck’s Donuts & Funnel Cakes

Antique Tractor & Machinery Show “The Way They Were” – Smith Center, Kansas @ Fairgrounds
Sep 22 @ 3:07 pm – 4:07 pm

Old Settlers Day Celebration  Theme: Presiding over the Prairie

Downtown Parade – 10:00am

Activities for kids of all ages – Tractor Poker Run – Tractor Show  – Tractor Pull

 

Big Red Casino Night – United Way – Cozad @ Cozad Elks Lodge
Sep 22 @ 5:00 pm

Free Will Donation Meal at 5pm

Casino Games, Raffle and Silent Auction start at 6pm

$20 advanced or $25 at the door

Miller Dance – Miller NE @ Miller Community Hall
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Family Tradition – The Grigg Boys Eddy, Iry, Zane

Children welcome – Pre-K to 12 free, may dance if following floor rules.  No Snacks, Lunch at 10 – For questions call 308-325-2909

Sep
24
Mon
American Red Cross Blood Drive – Kearney @ Ft Kearney Chapter
Sep 24 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sep
25
Tue
Rep Adrian Smith Announces Staff Mobile Office Hours – Butte
Sep 25 all-day

Boyd County Courthouse – Courtroom

401 Thayer Street, Butte

1:00pm to 2:00pm CDT

Quilting Workshop – Logan Kansas @ The Dane G. Hansen Museum
Sep 25 @ 6:30 pm

The Dane G. Hansen Museum is pleased to host seven, evening quilting classes with instructor, Janie Lowry.  Beginning and advanced quilters are invited to come explore the art of quilting in the relaxed atmosphere of the Hansen Museum Community Room.  Orientation class is scheduled for September 25, 2018 with weekly Tuesday evening classes scheduled for the following dates:  October 9, 16, 23, 30, and November 6, & 13, 2018, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

For more information, or to register by phone, please call 785-689-4846.

Sep
26
Wed
Rep Adrian Smith Announces Staff Mobile Office Hours – Bassett & Taylor
Sep 26 all-day

Wednesday September 26

Rock County Courthouse – Commissioners Room

400 S. State Street, Bassett

11:00am to 12:00pm CDT

 

Loup County Courthouse – Courtroom

408 4th Street, Taylor

2:00pm to 3:00pm CDT

American Red Cross Bloodmobile – Holdrege @ Agricultural Center
Sep 26 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Dawson County Area Hero Flight Send Off Luncheon – Lexington @ Heartland Military Museum
Sep 26 @ 12:00 pm

Join us as we send off our 21 veterans and their escorts on the Fifth Hero Flight.  Enjoy a free luncheon as we recognize all veterans and their service to our country!

Free to the Public – Free Will Offering

Farmers Market – Grand Generation Center – Cozad @ Grand Generation Center
Sep 26 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Community Input Sessions – Mid Plains Community College – Valentine, North Platte, Ogallala, McCook & Imperial
Sep 26 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Mid-Plains Community College wants to be the first choice in the region – for education, partnerships, employers and employees.

It can’t do it alone. That’s why MPCC is planning a series of community input sessions to gather ideas from its 18-county service area that it can use to develop a 2019-22 Strategic Plan.

The public is invited to attend and share suggestions, including those for possible collaborations. MPCC wants to hear about the needs of its service area as well as opportunities to work hand-in-hand with schools, businesses and other organizations.

Community input sessions are planned for:

  • Sept 19-5:30-6:30pm (CT), MPCC Broken Bow Campus
  • Sept. 26 – 5:30-6:30 p.m. (CT), MPCC Valentine Campus
  • Oct. 9 – 5:30-6:30 p.m. (CT), North Platte Community College North Campus, W.W. Wood Building, Room 204
  • Oct. 10 – 5:30-6:30 p.m. (MT), MPCC Ogallala Campus
  • Oct. 23 – 5:30-6:30 p.m. (CT), McCook Community College Student Union
  • Oct. 24 – 5:30-6:30 p.m. (MT) MPCC Imperial Campus
Sep
27
Thu
Children’s program – Lexington Public Library @ Lexington Public Library
Sep 27 @ 10:00 am

Super Stolie, Guacamole! Bilingual program for preschoolers.

American Red Cross Blood Drive – Kearney @ Ft Kearney Chapter
Sep 27 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Design a Colorful Paper Spinner – Wilson Public Library – Cozad @ Wilson Public Library
Sep 27 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Design a colorful paper spinner at the Wilson Public Library in Cozad on Thursday, September 27 from 3:30-4:00pm as part of our International Dot Day celebration. Materials are provided; the event is free and open to the public. No registration is required, although children under 8 need to be accompanied by a guardian.

 

Fire & Ambulance Station Ribbon Cutting & Open House – Broken Bow
Sep 27 @ 3:30 pm

Ribbon Cutting – 3:30pm

Open House 3:30 to 6:30pm

Wood River-Shelton Knights of Columbus Community Event – Wood River @ St Mary's Marian Hall
Sep 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Serving – Brats, Hot Dogs, Baked Beans, Potato Salad & Drink

All proceeds go to local Food Pantries

Sep
28
Fri
FFA Steak Sandwich Tailgate – Cozad
Sep 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Steak Sandwich, Baked Beans, Brownies and Water – $8.00