Free screening of documentary

OSCEOLA -- The Polk County Historical Society will present a special screening of the documentary "Taking Lena Home" at 7 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 531 Polk St., in Osceola.

This event is free and open to the public. In 2000, Los Angeles-based artist Alexandra Grant discovered a tombstone in a junk shop in Wyoming from an infant who died in 1880. This documentary follows the story of how this tombstone made its way back to its rightful place in Polk.

Desserts and light refreshments will be served following the screening.

CPPD requests notifications

COLUMBUS -- Cornhusker Public Power District customers considering a new or upgraded electrical service are asked to contact the utility's engineering department as soon as possible at 402-564-2821.

Engineering department hours are 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

“It is important our engineering department has time to conduct load profile/interconnection studies to determine if the new service will require any electrical service upgrades,” said CPPD CEO and general manager Clay Gibbs.

Philanthropy contest for youth

COLUMBUS -- The Youth Philanthropy Contest, facilitated by the Columbus Area Philanthropy Council, is an opportunity for youth and young adults to use their creativity, compassion and love of their community to make a difference in the Columbus area.

Children and young adults, ages 5-21, are encouraged to apply for a grant of up to $1,000 to aid in the completion of a project that will positively impact the community. The grant will be awarded by the Columbus Area Future Fund (CAFF). Selected applicants are matched with a mentor in the community, often a business or organization with relevant experience or skill set, to assist in completion of the project.

Apply online at Applications are due by 5 p.m. Nov. 3. Applicants should plan to create a tabletop display of their project to present to the community on Nov 27. Funded projects must be completed by Sept. 28, 2018.

For more information on the Youth Philanthropy Contest, visit

NFB holding monthly meeting

COLUMBUS -- The National Federation of the Blind will hold its next meeting 3-4 p.m. Thursday at the Eagles Club.

Meetings will be held the first Thursday of each month.

For more information, contact Chapter President Linda Mentink at 402-563-8138.

Square-dancing lesson offered

COLUMBUS -- Harold’s Squares Square Dance Club of Columbus will offer a square-dancing lesson at 7 p.m. Monday at Cottonwood Place, 3271 29th Ave.

For more information, call Sam or Donna at 402-564-0966.


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