community events


The Board of Rock County Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, at the Pizza Ranch.

Green Earth Players will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, for their annual meeting at 401 W. Edgehill St., Luverne.

Springwater Township Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, at the township hall. Note the location.

ADHD Family Support Group will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, in the Rock County Library community room. Featured speaker, Stacy Schepel, Southwest Mental Health Center, will discuss caring for children with ADHD.

People First Rock County will meet Monday, Sept. 9, at Pizza Ranch in Luverne. Officers’ meeting will start at 4:30 p.m. followed by a 5 p.m. buffet and a 6 p.m. member meeting.

Beaver Creek Township will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, at the township hall.

Parents with Special Needs Children Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. the second Thursday each month in the Upper Room at the United Methodist Church, 109 N. Freeman Ave., Luverne. This is a nondenominational support group.

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Al-Anon meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays in the Buffalo Ridge Meeting Room (lower level) at the Sanford Medical Center in Luverne. Call Stephanie at 449-1246.

Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. Fridays in the basement of St. Catherine Catholic Rectory, 203 E. Brown St., Luverne. Use east door. Call Shawn at (507) 220-3180.

Sound Cascade Sweet Adeline Chorus rehearses at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Prairie Creek, 4400 W. Creekside Dr., Sioux Falls. Call (507) 597-6288.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays in the Rock County Community Library. Call 605-321-4324.

Brandon area Al-Anon meets at 8 p.m. Monday and Thursday evenings and at 11 a.m. Saturdays at 209 Elm Street (behind VFW) in Brandon, S.D. Call (605) 215-9947 with questions.

Weight Loss Surgery Support Group meets at 7 p.m. every third Monday each month in the Blue Mound Room at the Sanford campus in Luverne.

Tops #777 meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday nights in Hardwick City Hall. Weigh-in is from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Call Glenda, 449-7878, or Rayola, 348-7287. 

Weight Watchers meets every Monday in First Presbyterian Church, Luverne. Weigh-in is from 5 to 5:30 p.m. and the meeting is from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Call 283-2576 with questions.

Luverne Tops 698 meets for weigh-in at 8 a.m. every Thursday in the Pizza Ranch. The meeting follows at 8:45 a.m. Call 855-2368.


volleyball and 

football sign-up due by Sept. 4

H-BC elementary students may sign up at the Beaver Creek Elementary office by Wednesday, Sept. 4, to participate in elementary volleyball or football. The dates and times for both programs are from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Sept. 7, 21, and 28. Volleyball will be played in the HBC Hugo Goehle Gym (old gym) and flag football will be at the H-BC football field.

Volleyball sessions include learning volleyball fundamentals, terminology, skills and drills. 

Football sessions include practicing fundamentals for the first hour with games the last 30 minutes. 

Cost per participant is $20, including a T-shirt.

Additional information and forms are also on the HBC Patriots website,

Friends of the 

Library collecting books for sale

Friends of the Library are collecting books for their upcoming book sale until Monday, Sept. 16, at the Rock County Community Library. Donations will be accepted during normal business hours. Encyclopedias, textbooks or Reader’s Digest books will not be accepted. Call Kay Umbreit at 283-2778 with questions. 

I-90 road construction begins Sept. 3

Lane restrictions and possible delays will begin Tuesday, Sept. 3 on Interstate 90 on the eastbound lanes between Luverne and Magnolia.  

Traffic will be managed with one lane in each direction in westbound lanes.

The project is expected to be complete in early November.

Bank Nite movie at Palace Sept. 5

The free Bank Nite movie, “Secondhand Lions,” will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, at the Palace Theatre in Luverne. 

Sponsored by First Farmers & Merchants Bank and Papik Motors, a free, family-friendly movie is shown on the first Thursday of every month as it was done for “Bank Nite” in the 1930s. A cash prize drawing will follow the movie. Must be present to win. Last month’s $50 cash winner was Dan Johnson.

Remember Rally

The 11th annual Remember Rally motorcycle event to honor military and 9/11 will begin with an 11 a.m. registration Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Howling Dog Saloon in Luverne. Proceeds will be raised for three veterans organizations: Project Sanctuary, BurnPits360 and Troops Direct.

The motorcycle run leaves at 12:30 p.m. with Fire Department escort. 

A come and go celebration will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Howling Dog with barbecues, chips, beans, fresh fruit and bars available throughout the day for $5. Games and door prizes will be available at the Dog during the day. 

New this year is a T-shirt program with orders due by Aug. 23. Contact Diane Sherwood at (507) 283-4194 or for more information.

CAHRC announces photo contest

The Council for Arts and Humanities in Rock County announces the Carnegie Cultural Center’s photo contest, which will be shown during October.

Photo categories are line, texture and repetition. Entry deadline is Sept. 26, 2013, with original photos being accepted in the adult, young adult (13-18) and youth (12 and under) divisions. All entries must be mounted and ready to hang. Only $5 entry fee per photo.

Prizes will be awarded in each division and category: $15 for first place, $10 for second place and $5 for third place.

Call the Luverne Area Chamber (507) 283-4061 with questions.


Big Buddies seeks mentors 

The Big Buddies of Rock County program is looking for adults to mentor children in the community. Big Buddies are matched with children in grades K-6 and spend one to two hours per week together. Call Sherri Smith at 283-1302 for information or to apply.

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