Senior center needs donations

The Colfax County Senior Center installed two air conditioners and two furnaces this summer to replace 28-year-old equipment that was beginning to fail. About half of the $12,000 cost has already been raised.

If anyone would like to assist in paying for the equipment, a tax-deductible contribution can be made to: The Center, 124 E. 12th St., Schuyler, NE 68661.

For more information, call Tom Healy at 402-352-5008.

Rosary crusade in Schuyler

A Public Square Rosary Crusade will be held 11:30 a.m. Saturday at North Park in honor of the Fatima centennial, 1917-2017.

Prayers will be offered for peace and other intentions.

Casino bus trip planned

The Colfax County Senior Center in Schuyler is holding a fundraiser WinnaVegas Casino bus trip on Oct. 23.

Pickup locations will be in Columbus, Schuyler, North Bend and Fremont. Cost is $10 each, payable when boarding the bus.

For reservations or other information, call 402-615-0857 or 402-615-0353. Reservations are due by Oct. 20.

Sertoma seeking award nominees

Schuyler Sertoma Club is requesting nominations for the Service to Mankind Award, which recognizes people for their community service and volunteer work.

To submit a nomination, send a letter describing the person and their service to Schuyler Sertoma Club, P.O. Box 254, Schuyler, NE 68661 or email before Oct. 31.

A recognition luncheon will be held at noon Nov. 14 at St. Augustine’s Parish Hall. The cost is $12 per person. Call Diane Arps at 402-352-3045 (evening) or at Agri-City Insurance during the day at 402-352-2483 before Nov. 8 to make a reservation.

Help Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child is sending care packages to children in war-torn nations, refugee camps, remote villages, schools and orphanages during the holiday season.

Shoe boxes to assist the project can be picked up at Schuyler First Presbyterian Church, 802 A St., from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays during October or people can use their own boxes. Fill the boxes with small toys, school supplies or hygiene items. You may choose the gender and age range (2-4, 5-9 or 10-14) of a child to help. Instructions for packing, labels and shipping costs are inside the boxes available at the church.

Return the box to First Presbyterian Church between Nov. 13-20. Hours during National Collection Week are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 13-16, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 15, 5-7:30 p.m. Nov. 17, 9-11 a.m. Nov. 18, 8-9:30 a.m. and noon-2 p.m. Nov. 19 and 9-11 a.m. Nov. 20.

Contact Kris Wilch at 402-352-2031 for more information.

St. Benedict Center events planned

From Here to Hope: Our Mission of Mercy is a one-day retreat scheduled for Saturday with Father Joseph Nassal, a Missionary of the Precious Blood from Liberty, Missouri. This retreat will explore in both practical and prophetic ways how to live God’s tender mercy in everyday lives. Program fee is $30. Lunch is available at the center for $10.50.

One-person Theater: Far as the Eye Can See is a performance scheduled for Sunday celebrating Nebraska’s 150th birthday by actor Pippa White. This show tells true stories of the prairie and its people: the early pioneers who crossed it, the later pioneers who settled it, the brave people of the Dust Bowl and the Native American people who struggled to keep the prairie that once belonged only to them. White calls her productions “part theater, part storytelling, part history.” She has an extensive background in theater and television, including five years as a hostess on daily morning television at ABC in San Francisco. Advance and senior/student tickets are $7. Tickets are $9 at the door.

You are Enough! A Retreat for Women is scheduled for Oct. 21-22 with Mary Guynan, Tonya LeGrande and Vicki Pribil. This retreat is for women of all ages. The weekend will include presentations, prayer, guided meditation, shared reflection and an opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation, Adoration and Mass.

St. Benedict Center is located 4 miles north of Schuyler on Highway 15 and a quarter-mile east.

For more information, call the St. Benedict Center at 402-352-8819, email or visit


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