Calendar

May
24
Thu
Dundy County Hospital General Health Panel – Benkelman, Haigler & Stratton @ Dundy County Hospital
May 24 @ 6:00 am

Dundy County Hospital Health Fair- General Health Panel

Benkelman…May 24th, 30th and June 7th at DCH (6am MST)

Haigler…. May 23rd at the Haigler Legion Hall (6-10am MST)

Stratton…. May 31st at the Stratton Clinic (6-10am CST)

 

UNL Tractor Safety Training for Youth – Hastings @ Nebr Extension - Adams County
May 24 @ 8:00 am

Federal law prohibits youth under 16 years of age from using specific equipment on a farm unless parents or legal guardians own the farm. Certification received through a course provided by Nebraska Extension grants an exemption to the law, allowing 14- and 15-year-olds to drive a tractor and work with certain mechanized equipment.

The first day of classroom instruction includes hands-on demonstrations, concluding with a written test. Classroom instruction will cover the required elements of the National Safe Tractor and Machinery Operation Program. Students are required to pass the test before taking the driving test on day two. The second day will include a physical driving test with equipment operation and ATV safety lessons. To receive certification, students must demonstrate competence in hitching and unhitching equipment and driving a tractor and trailer through a standardized course. Instructors will offer an ATV simulator experience to learn about safe behaviors and laws for ATVs and UTVs. Students will also complete homework assignments for the second day.

Fairgrounds, Hastings (402) 461-7209 May 24 & 25

Lexington FFA Greenhouse – Plant Sale @ Lexington High School
May 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
FFA Greenhouse Hours – 10am to 2pm through Saturday, May 26th until everything is sold out

 

American Red Cross Blood Drive – Minden @ Westminister United Pres Church
May 24 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cozad Care and Rehab Cookout – Cozad
May 24 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Will be serving Burger Baskets for $5.00

All proceeds go to Cozad Care and Rehab employees

American Red Cross Blood Drive – Kearney @ Ft. Kearney Chapter
May 24 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
American Red Cross Blood Drive – Kearney @ First Baptist Church
May 24 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
American Red Cross Blood Drive – Kearney @ Kearney Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
May 24 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Local Contractor Connection Event – Menards Home Improvement Stores
May 24 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This is a great opportunity for you to learn more about what a contractor can do to help with your projects.  Don’t miss your chance to get your next project started.  Community members helping each oher.

Door Charms with Jamie – Lexington YMCA (Register by 5/24/18) @ YMCA
May 24 @ 6:30 pm

Door Charms with Jamie 6/4 REGISTER BY 5/24

Monday 6:30pm

Theme: Mason Jar or Popsicle   $35 M / $45 NM

May
25
Fri
JUNKATHON Flea/Antique Market – Sargent
May 25 all-day

Over 30 vendors, this Memorial Day weekend in Sargent! Find up-cycled, re-purposed antiques or unpainted, chippy primitives for your D-I-Y projects. You’ll find signs, crocks, clocks, industrial and galvanized items, toys, depression glass, marbles, tools, garden benches and more! Free parking and admission. You won’t want to miss out on all the treasures you’ll find, May 25-the 26th, in Sargent! Visit Nebraska Junkathon-dot-com to learn more!

Overton Goodwill Days 2018
May 25 – May 27 all-day

Friday, May 25th 

1pm:  Overton Football Annual 2-Person Golf Tourney  Contact OGC @ 324-7764 or Paul Heusinkvelt @ 402-525-3895 to sign up your team. $100/team. Cost includes flag prizes.

5pm – 7pm: Silent Auction, Girl Scouts Sloppy Joe Feed, Methodist Church Ice Cream

Social, Dawson County Sherriff’s Department K-9 Presentation, FCCLA 50/50 Split the Pot, Face Painting Booth provided by Flatwater Food & Auto

Family Center. Silent Auction items are up for bid Friday thru Sunday during events at the Family Center.

Overton FCCLA is doing a split the pot to raise money for 4 students that qualified for Nationals in Atlanta, Georgia this summer! Drawing to be held Sunday May 27th at the Family Center.

7pm:  Helicopter Ball Drop – $600 up for grabs!

Baseball fields. Must register for one FREE ball from 5-6:45pm in the Family Center. One ball per person.

Provided by OGD (Overton Goodwill Days)

Saturday, May 26th

7:30am: 5K Registration    School parking lot. Pre-registration by May 16th to guarantee a t-shirt. Contact Tierra Bowie 308-258-3916.

8am:  5K Run, Walk, Bike Starts   

8:30-10am

Parade Registration       – “The Sky’s the Limit”        Corner of Hwy 30 & E Street                     

10:30am:  “The Sky’s The Limit” Parade

Following Parade:  Fireman free will donation BBQ

Desserts being sold by Cheer & Dance team.

Following Fireman BBQ till 2:00 p.m.

MOBILE ESCAPE ROOM, Money pile, Children’s Ball Drop, Bouncy Houses, FCCLA Outdoor Yard Games, Catholic Youth Group “Floats after Floats” & Cake Walk                              

All activities by Fire Hall on D St. & between the Catholic Church & Methodist Church on 6th St. Activities provided by OGD, FCCLA & Catholic Youth Group.

1:00pm:  Nick Ryan Memorial Sand Volleyball Tourney

Pre-registration is required to Eric Ryan 325-6557.

Sunday, May 27th

10am – 1pm:  Holy Rosary Catholic Church Pancake Feed

Family Center.  Raffle drawing provided by OGD to be held at noon. Silent auction ends @ noon. FCCLA 50/50 split the pot drawing.

6pm:  Alumni Banquet

Old gym @ school. If you have any questions please contact Marlene Blythe @ 308-987-2205.

*Events are subject to change location and/or be cancelled due to inclement weather. Be sure to follow any updates on the “Overton Community Club” Facebook page or call/text Jen Freeman @ 325-6078.

May 2018 REAP Small Business Consulting – McCook
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Nancy Flock, central and southwest bilingual Nebraska Loan Specialist with the Center for Rural Affairs’ Rural Enterprise Assistance Project-REAP will hold office hours in McCook on May 25, 2018. Hours will be 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. McCook Economic Development Corp. (MEDC) will handle the appointments;  (308) 345-1200. MEDC office is located at 402 Norris Avenue, Suite 301 (Keystone Business Center – 3rd Floor).

The Center for Rural Affairs’ Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) and its services are available to rural communities across Nebraska.  REAP offers technical assistance, educational and networking opportunities, and a loan program for small businesses.

Lexington FFA Greenhouse – Plant Sale @ Lexington High School
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
FFA Greenhouse Hours – 10am to 2pm through Saturday, May 26th until everything is sold out

 

May
26
Sat
JUNKATHON Flea/Antique Market – Sargent
May 26 all-day

Over 30 vendors, this Memorial Day weekend in Sargent! Find up-cycled, re-purposed antiques or unpainted, chippy primitives for your D-I-Y projects. You’ll find signs, crocks, clocks, industrial and galvanized items, toys, depression glass, marbles, tools, garden benches and more! Free parking and admission. You won’t want to miss out on all the treasures you’ll find, May 25-the 26th, in Sargent! Visit Nebraska Junkathon-dot-com to learn more!

Car Show – Lexington @ Dawson County Historial Museum
May 26 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Dawson County Historical Museum, 805 N Taft St in Lexington is having a car show on Saturday May 26th from 9:00am – 3:00pm.
All vehicles welcome! No registration fee. Call Wayne Howard at 308 325 6895 to register or for more information.
Food and drinks will be available. Sponsored by Platte Valley Auto and Black Diamond Auto.

Boat Safety Classes – Lexington @ Lexington Public Library
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Must be 14 years old or older to take the class.  It is mandatory by all citizens that drive a boat or jet ski in Nebraska and surrounding states which are born after Dec 31st, 1985 or under 28 years old.    Cost $10.00 per person.

Call for registration to 308-627-3895

Sponsored by the Johnson Lake Chamber of Commerce

Johnson Lake EMS 5K Walk and Lunch
May 26 @ 10:00 am

5K walk begins at 10am. Kearney Air Care Helicopter will fly in about 11am and firetrucks, and ambulances will be on display. A sloppy joe lunch will be served at noon with free will donation. Watch out kids, cuz you may get sprayed !

Lexington FFA Greenhouse – Plant Sale @ Lexington High School
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
FFA Greenhouse Hours – 10am to 2pm through Saturday, May 26th until everything is sold out

 

Miller Dance – Miller, NE @ Miller Community Hall
May 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Mike and Julie Couch

Children welcome – Pre-K to 12 free, may dance if following floor rules.  Bring  finger food for lunch at 10 – For questions call 308-325-2909

 

May
27
Sun
JUNKATHON Flea/Antique Market – Sargent
May 27 all-day

Over 30 vendors, this Memorial Day weekend in Sargent! Find up-cycled, re-purposed antiques or unpainted, chippy primitives for your D-I-Y projects. You’ll find signs, crocks, clocks, industrial and galvanized items, toys, depression glass, marbles, tools, garden benches and more! Free parking and admission. You won’t want to miss out on all the treasures you’ll find, May 25-the 26th, in Sargent! Visit Nebraska Junkathon-dot-com to learn more!

Chapel of the Lake – Johnson Lake
May 27 @ 8:30 am

Minister:  Rev. Robert C. Kuefner of Lexington
Laymen:  Dan Thayer
Special Music:  Holly Rickertsen

Boat Safety Class – Johnson Lake @ Johnson Lake EMS Center
May 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Must be 14 years old or older to take the class.  It is mandatory by all citizens that drive a boat or jet ski in Nebraska and surrounding states which are born after Dec 31st, 1985 or under 28 years old.    Cost $10.00 per person.

Call for registration to 308-627-3895

Sponsored by the Johnson Lake Chamber of Commerce

Annual Axtell Donate Life Fun Run/Walk 5K
May 27 @ 2:00 pm

The “Live It, Then Give It” 11th annual walk and run will start and finish at the Axtell Community School in Axtell. The walk and run will start at 2 p.m., check-in opens at 1 p.m.

Registration for the event is $18 per person by May 11, this includes a t-shirt. Registration from May 12 up to race time is $23.  Online registration is open at getmeregistered.com/AxtellDonateLife5K.

New Trail Celebration Dedication & Naming – Johnson Lake @ Dr 28 at outlet canal bridge
May 27 @ 3:00 pm

At Drive 14C, the Baldwin Memorial Pergola Plaza – Pay Tribute to the Four Founders and Developers of Lakeview Acres

Reveal four new interpretive panels, showing old and new maps/pictures

Hear founding stories

Recognize and thank donors

Officially open and name the new 1.2 mile Eihusen-Henry Trail

May
28
Mon
Memorial Day Program – North Platte @ Veteran's Memorial Board
May 28 @ 4:00 pm

All are welcome to attend and participate in honoring all who are remembered at the Memorial.  There will be a total of 50 new bricks entered in the Memorial.

May
29
Tue
UNL Tractor Safety Training for Youth – Kearney
May 29 @ 8:00 am

Federal law prohibits youth under 16 years of age from using specific equipment on a farm unless parents or legal guardians own the farm. Certification received through a course provided by Nebraska Extension grants an exemption to the law, allowing 14- and 15-year-olds to drive a tractor and work with certain mechanized equipment.

The first day of classroom instruction includes hands-on demonstrations, concluding with a written test. Classroom instruction will cover the required elements of the National Safe Tractor and Machinery Operation Program. Students are required to pass the test before taking the driving test on day two. The second day will include a physical driving test with equipment operation and ATV safety lessons. To receive certification, students must demonstrate competence in hitching and unhitching equipment and driving a tractor and trailer through a standardized course. Instructors will offer an ATV simulator experience to learn about safe behaviors and laws for ATVs and UTVs. Students will also complete homework assignments for the second day.

Fairgrounds, Kearney (308) 236-1235 May 29 & 30

Adult Sand Volleyball League – Lexington YMCA (Register by 5/29/18)
May 29 @ 5:30 pm

Adult Sand Volleyball League Starts 6/5 REGISTER BY 5/29

Tuesdays, games starting at 5:30pm

Ages 16+          Fee: $150 team of 10

May
30
Wed
Dundy County Hospital General Health Panel – Benkelman, Haigler & Stratton @ Dundy County Hospital
May 30 @ 6:00 am

Dundy County Hospital Health Fair- General Health Panel

Benkelman…May 24th, 30th and June 7th at DCH (6am MST)

Haigler…. May 23rd at the Haigler Legion Hall (6-10am MST)

Stratton…. May 31st at the Stratton Clinic (6-10am CST)

 

Branded at Franklin County Fairgrounds – Franklin @ Franklin County Fairgrounds
May 30 @ 6:00 pm

Christian youth and family event features Christian band Road 23 and speaker Adrian Depres, former South Carolina football chaplain. Free hot dog meal starts at 5:30.