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
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.
Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department (SWNPHD) will be offering Vaccines for Children at public clinics in September
Curtis – Monday, September 10th, 4:30-5:30 pm at Medicine Valley High School
Ogallala – Thursday, September 20th, 12:30-1:30 pm at Prairie View Elementary School, Superintendent’s office
Trenton – Tuesday, September 18st 3:30-4:30 pm at Hitchcock County High School library
McCook – daily, 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.
Lutheran Women’s Missionary League of Trinity Lutheran Church
Proceeds to benefit mission projects. Matching grant provided by Thrivent.
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.
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!
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.
Fresh Produce, Crafts – Vendors
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!
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
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
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
Free Will Donation Meal at 5pm
Casino Games, Raffle and Silent Auction start at 6pm
$20 advanced or $25 at the door
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
Boyd County Courthouse – Courtroom
401 Thayer Street, Butte
1:00pm to 2:00pm CDT
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.
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
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
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
Super Stolie, Guacamole! Bilingual program for preschoolers.
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.
Ribbon Cutting – 3:30pm
Open House 3:30 to 6:30pm
Serving – Brats, Hot Dogs, Baked Beans, Potato Salad & Drink
All proceeds go to local Food Pantries