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Farm Equipment Auction

Tuesday, August 5th 2014 - 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location: madison, SD
Girard Auction


Farmers Market

Wednesday, August 6th 2014 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
at Open Lot
702 E. Park Ave

The Northeast Nebraska Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D) Council will be bringing a Farmers Market to town beginning June 11th. Their vacant lot located at 702 E. Park Ave., east Highway 20, Plainview will be the site for the market. This particular location offers great highway access, is a highly visible spot and provides a shady area where the vendors can set up their booths.

Jim and Pearl Laycock, local entrepreneurs and vegetable growers, will be the market managers. They are well-versed in the operation of a farmers market and have participated in the Pierce market for a number of years.

The market will run through the growing season which should end approximately September 30th. Hours of operation will be Wednesdays from 9 a.m. until noon. Those interested in becoming vendors or who would like more information may contact the Laycocks at 402-582-3334, or the RC&D office at 402-582-4866 or via email

The local foods movement is important to the RC&D because the rural area being served is highly dependent on agriculture. It is widely accepted that locally grown food and fresh, whole foods are best for health and are the best value in purchasing food.

This project will hopefully grow new farmers’ market vendors and increase local food access for area citizens. Anything that can be done to encourage citizens to take advantage of purchasing and eating the food grown right in their own locale is a plus – not only for them, but for those growing it.


Wednesday, August 6th 2014 - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Gayville and Bergen Lutheran Youth who are attending the National Rise Up Together Gathering in Detroit next July are hosting an ice cream social from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, August 6th at the Gayville Community Center.  They will be serving taverns, hot dogs, coney dogs, pie, bars, ice cream and drinks.  Free will offering and funds to be matched up to $500 by Thrivent.  The Gayville Women of the ELCA will be hosting a bazaar during the ice cream social.  Items at the bazaar will include crafts, baked and canned goods and produce.  Proceeds from the bazaar items sold will go towards local activities and other missions. Everyone is welcome!

Swimming Fundraiser

Wednesday, August 6th 2014 - 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
at Dock 44 marina
35324 SD Hwy 44

In The Water For Water: Kids helping Kids  is a fundraiser for Champions House foundation.  The swim challenge is to swim to raise money to help drill wells in India.  These forgotten people don’t even have clean drinking water.  For younger swimmers the challenge is to swim across the bay by Dock 44 and for the experienced swimmer is to swim across the river.  This event will be held Aug. 6 beginning at 5:00 pm.  Check out this non-profit begun by Tim Rancour of Chamberlain at Last year’s swim fundraiser (which funded the drilling of 5 wells) plus present projects are available to view.  To register to swim or offer support call Linda DeHaai at 605 680-4620.

Adams Homestead & Nature Preserve Festival

Saturday, August 9th 2014 - All Day

On August 14, 1997, Adams Homestead & Nature Preserve officially opened as a state park.  We mark this very special occasion by having an annual festival on or around this day.  This year Saturday, August 9, 2014 has been selected as our festival date.

There are many new and exciting activities that are scheduled throughout the day.  Some of the activities include threshing machine demo, corn shelling, candlemaking, tin punching, homestead tours, rope making, musicians, watermelon seed spitting contest, buffalo chip throwing contest, face painting, rope making, Dutch Oven Cooking Demo, kids games, homemade pie contest and much, much more!

Those interested in participating in the homemade pie judging contest need to bring their pies to Adams Homestead by 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, August  9.  The pie judging will start at 11:30 p.m.  Pies will be judged by their appearance, texture and taste.

Plan to spend the entire day at Adams.  We will have food and refreshments that you may purchase while enjoying your day of FREE entertainment.  There will be activities, presentations, music, and crafts for the ENTIRE family to enjoy and take part in.   Get a sense of history, learn about your heritage and explore the outdoors!  Bring your walking shoes, bikes, strollers and your love for the great outdoors and we will do the rest!

We are located off Interstate 29 Exit 4, 1-mile west, and ½ mile south.  You can follow the brown nature area signs from the interstate.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at (605) 232-0873!


Saturday, August 9th 2014 - 1:30 pm - 9:00 pm
at Kreycik Elk & Buffalo Ranch
88971 517 Ave.


Grandparents/ Grandchildren(and other Grandpeople)
Day of Fun & Adventure
Saturday, August 9th
1:30pm to 9:00pm
Kreycik Riverview Elk & Buffalo Ranch
88971 517 Ave
Niobrara, NE
Tour Kreycik Riverview Elk/BuffaloRanch

Visit the Ponca Triba Museum

Evening Meal Provided by Ponca Tribe

Experience Ponca Pow Wow (with special presentation by Larry Wright Sr on the meanings of Pow Wow Regalia and Dances)
Call RC&D Office, 402-582-4866, to register by July 31st
Sponsored by The Northeast Nebraska Resource Conservation & Development Council


Interdenominational Church Services

Sunday, August 10th 2014 - 9:00 am - 10:45 am

Lewis & Clark Ministry will be starting interdenominational church services from Memorial Day to Labor Day.  Church will meet at Weigand, NE each Sunday at 9am and at Pierson Ranch Amphitheater, Lewis & Clark Recreational Area at 10:30am

Harvest Festival Fundraiser

Sunday, August 10th 2014 - 4:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, Dante, SD is holding its annual Harvest Festival fundraiser Sunday, August 10, 2014. Serving will begin at 4 pm in the air-conditioned hall with 2 serving lines. The menu includes a broasted chicken meal with homemade rollicky, kolaches, and desserts. Bingo, a raffle, and games for all ages will also be available.

We would appreciate it, if you would run this for two weeks prior to Sunday, August 10, 2014. We are a nonprofit organization and it is my understanding that these services are free of charge.  If you have any questions regarding this, please feel free to contact us.

Dante Harvest Fest Committee  Scott & CJ McNinch  605-491-1242

Community Church Summer Drive-In Services

Sunday, August 10th 2014 - 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
at Community Reform Church
1417 –12th Street

You are invited to the Community Church in Hawarden, IA for the summer Drive-In Services.  They will be on Sunday evenings at 7:30pm on the lawn north of the church.  Please bring your own lawn chairs and enjoy the singing groups at the church.

Aug. 10th:  Joel Juillard from Sioux Falls, SD
Aug. 17th: Tri Valley Mens Chorus
Aug. 24th: Master Voices from sioux Falls, SD
Aug. 29th: Labor Day Weekend


Bingo Night

Monday, August 11th 2014 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
at Moose Lodge
310 Walnut

The Women of the Moose are sponsoring Monday Night Bingo.  It will be every Monday thru Aug. 15th.  It will be at the Moose Lodge in Yankton, SD from 7pm-9pm.

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