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Winter clothing needed

Blue Valley in David City is in desperate need of winter clothing. Please drop off new or clean gently used coats at Blue Valley between 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Farm clinic taking appointments

Farmers and ranchers are invited to attend a free clinic during the month of January. The clinic is one-on-one and confidential, and conducted with experienced Ag law attorneys and financial counselors.

The clinic is being conducted as a conference call or Zoom meeting. Clinic dates are Jan. 6, Jan. 13, Jan. 20 and Jan. 27. To sign up for a clinic or for more information, call Michelle at the Nebraska Rural Response Hotline:1-800-464-0258.

Exhibit at Bone Creek

Paintings of grain elevators in Eastern Nebraska will be gracing the walls of the Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art through Feb. 28. The museum is free of charge and open to the public. Face masks are currently required.

Featured artist Louise Bereuter made the paintings on display when she and her husband, a former state politician, were living north of Cedar Bluffs. Bereuter was inspired by the cultural symbolism of barns and grain elevators but also by the forms themselves, compositions of geometric shapes: squares, triangles, rectangles and cylinders.

Support for this exhibition has been made possible in part by a grant from the Butler County Arts Council. Bone Creek Museum is located at 575 E St. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, and open late Thursday until 6 p.m. Find out more at

AA meetings being held

The Alcoholics Anonymous group in David City have been meeting again. Meetings will be at 7 p.m. every Tuesday at the Sunshine Court Apartments in the community room, 1125 N. 3rd St.

For more information call Sheree at 360-909-8678 or Brian F. at 402-707-7440.

Free memory screening offered

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is expanding its virtual memory screening offerings to accommodate the high demand for the service. Screenings will now be offered from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (ET) every Monday and Wednesday, and from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (ET) every Friday.

Memory screenings are simple, quick and noninvasive, and consist of a series of questions to gauge memory, language, thinking skills and other intellectual functions. The memory screening takes approximately 10-15 minutes and is confidential.

Appointments can be scheduled by calling AFA at 866-232-8484.

St. Benedict Center retreats

The Saint Benedict Center is open, and the following retreat is scheduled:

• BioSpiritual Focusing: Praying with the Whole Self, is scheduled for Jan. 22-23 as a Zoom retreat. BioSpiritual Focusing is a way of opening the whole of ourselves—mind, body, and spirit—to a deeper connectedness with God, others, and self. This practice is simple yet profound. It can be helpful for anyone—young child to senior. It requires no more than showing up and a willingness to engage contemplatively with what is going on within. Zoom sessions will be 7-9 p.m. on Friday, and 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday. 

• Men’s Retreat: “This Is My Beloved Son, Listen to Him!” (Mark 9:7), Jan. 29–31. We are surrounded by so many voices telling us that our happiness consists in wealth, in pleasure, in power and in worldly honor. Jesus, however, calls upon us to rid ourselves of those attachments. The schedule includes brief conferences, silence, Mass, Confession, fellowship, and spiritual direction. Open to all ages. Scholarships are available. Social distancing will be observed, please come with your mask. Retreat begins at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, and ends on Sunday after lunch.

Register at or call 402-352-8819.


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